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Pronunciation: /ʃeɪd/

Translation of shade in Spanish:


  • 1 uncountable/no numerable 1.1 (dark place) sombra (feminine) we sat in the shade nos sentamos a la sombra is there any shade? ¿hay sombra? 25°C in the shade 25°C a la sombra to give shade dar* sombra to put sth/sb in the shade hacerle* sombra a algo/algn, eclipsar algo/a algn 1.2 (in painting, drawing) sombra (feminine)
  • 3 3.1 countable/numerable (of color) tono (masculine) a lighter/darker shade of green un tono más claro/más oscuro de verde in pastel shades en tonos pastel 3.2 countable/numerable (degree of difference, nuance) varying shades of meaning diferentes matices de significado every shade of opinion toda clase de opiniones, opiniones de todas clases there is not a shade of difference between … no hay la menor diferencia or ni sombra de diferencia entre …
    Example sentences
    • They come in a variety of shades, lengths and styles.
    • But, if I make an effort, I sense in my duration a variety of shades.
    • The result was an unwieldy and complex organization of all social classes and all shades of unionist opinion.
    3.3 (slight amount) [colloquial/familiar] (no plural/sin plural) poquitín (masculine) [colloquial/familiar], pizca (feminine) [colloquial/familiar] a shade (too) long/short un poquitín or una pizca largo/corto [colloquial/familiar] he's a shade too confident se tiene un poquitín demasiada confianza [colloquial/familiar]
    Example sentences
    • I dress stylishly, wear shades, have a cross hanging around my neck and am quite intellectual.
    • Clown was sitting in the chair, again wearing his shades and a hat that seemed to look like a bucket on his head.
    • He was wearing shades and a cap, which prevented either of us from knowing his identity.
    Example sentences
    • In coastal climates, coleus thrive in shade or sun, but pinks and other vivid shades become more intense in brighter light.
    • The clouds consisted of many shades of light and dark grey.
    • There are dark shades and lighter hues folding into each other.
  • 4 countable/numerable (ghost) [literary/literario] fantasma (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • I can feel the shades of my forebears crowding before me, waving their spectral hands at me and admonishing me to go no further.
    • The bull swam with her out to sea, some say across the Pillars of Hercules to the shore of Southern Spain, others to Crete, where later she gave birth to Minos and Rhadamanthus, ruler of Elysium where the Shades go after death.
    • As opera matured over the next 150 years, the dramatic duties that at first had been assigned to mere Shades and Furies were taken over by full-fledged gods and goddesses.
  • 5
    (shades plural)
    5.1 [slang/argot] sunglasses 5.2 (on being reminded of sth) shades of my schooldays! ¡eso me recuerda cuando estaba en el colegio! shades of Watergate! ¡uno no puede menos que acordarse de Watergate!
    Example sentences
    • Even the soulless Laise had had a shade of humanity to her.
    • There was a shade of meanness in her speech, and she spoke it so emphatically that for a moment he was not sure if she was telling the truth.
    • For the first time, a shade of uncertainty entered her voice.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 1.1 (protect from sun, light) [eyes/face] proteger* del sol/de la luz a large tree shaded the garden un gran árbol daba sombra al jardín her seat was shaded from the sun su asiento estaba resguardado del sol 1.2 (screen) [light] tamizar* you should shade the bulb a little deberías tapar un poco la bombilla
  • 2 [Art/Arte]

    shade (in)

    [background/area] sombrear
  • 3 (defeat narrowly) (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar], ganarle por muy poco a, ganarle por un pelo or por los pelos a [colloquial/familiar]

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • the colors shade into one another los colores se funden unos con otros the yellow shades (off) into orange el amarillo se va convirtiendo en naranja

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