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American English: /ʃu/
British English: /ʃuː/

Translation of shoe in Spanish:


  • 1 (Clothing) a pair of shoes
    un par de zapatos
    put your shoes on
    ponte los zapatos
    high-heeled shoes
    zapatos de tacón or (Southern Cone) de taco (alto)
    they sell shoes
    venden zapatos
    venden calzado [formal]
    to be in somebody's shoesI wouldn't like to be in her shoes
    no me gustaría estar en su lugar
    in his shoes I'd be worried
    yo en su lugar or yo que él, estaría preocupado
    to fit like an old shoe (US) to know where the shoe pinches
    saber dónde aprieta el zapato
    to shake or tremble or quake in one's shoes
    temblar de miedo
    to step into somebody's shoes
    pasar a ocupar el puesto de alguien
    to wait for dead men's shoes (British)
    esperar a que se muera alguien
    (before noun) the shoe industry shoe mender shoe repairs
    arreglos (masculine plural) de zapatos
    reparación (feminine) de calzado
    Example sentences
    • He wore black tennis shoes with dull white laces, baggy blue slacks and a white long sleeved shirt.
    • Anyone wearing high-heeled shoes would find herself punching holes in the floorboard.
    • But even with the assistance of modern machinery and materials, most pointe shoes are still entirely handmade.
  • 2 (for horse)
    Example sentences
    • First remove any horseshoe nails and clean the shoe with a stiff brush and water to remove packed in-dirt.
    • The field was reduced to six when Rapid Ryan was ordered scratched by the stewards in the paddock because he was wearing improper shoes.
    • There is a moment of anxiety as Hills dismounts immediately after the line but it transpires that the filly has just twisted a shoe.

transitive verb present shoes present participle shoeing past tense & past participle shod

  • (horse)
    to be well/badly shod
    ir bien/mal calzado
    Example sentences
    • If you have a lot of rocks in your pasture and/or you ride your horse often in a rocky area; you may need to shoe your horse.
    • A blacksmith with an ancestor who shod the horses that took part in the Charge of the Light Brigade is hoping for a grandson - to keep the 170-year-old family firm going for future generations.
    • She approached two men, who were shoeing a horse.
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