Translation of shoe in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ʃuː/


  • 1.1 [Clothing/Indumentaria] zapato (masculine) a pair of shoes un par de zapatos put your shoes on ponte los zapatos, cálzate high-heeled shoes zapatos de tacón or (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) de taco (alto) they sell shoes venden zapatos or [formal] calzado to be in sb's shoes I wouldn't like to be in her shoes no me gustaría estar en su lugar or [colloquial/familiar] en su pellejo in his shoes I'd be worried yo en su lugar or yo que él, estaría preocupado to fit like an old shoe (American English/inglés norteamericano) sentar* como un guante to know where the shoe pinches saber* dónde aprieta el zapato to shake o tremble o quake in one's shoes temblar* de miedo to step into sb's shoes pasar a ocupar el puesto de algn to wait for dead men's shoes (British English/inglés británico) esperar a que se muera algn (before noun/delante del nombre) the shoe industry la industria del calzado shoe mender zapatero, (masculine, feminine) shoe repairs arreglos (masculine plural) de zapatos, reparación (feminine) de calzado
    More 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.
    1.2 (for horse) herradura (feminine)
    More 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.
    (brake shoe)
    zapata (feminine)

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (present/presente shoes present participle/participio presente, shoeing past tense & past participle/pasado y participio pasado, shod)

  • [horse] herrar* to be well/badly shod ir* bien/mal calzado

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