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American English: /saɪd/
British English: /sʌɪd/

Translation of side in Spanish:


  • 1 countable (surface)
    (of cube, record, coin, piece of paper) lado (masculine)
    cara (feminine)
    (of building, cupboard) lado (masculine)
    costado (masculine)
    this side up
    este lado hacia arriba
    we laid the wardrobe on its side
    colocamos el armario de costado or de lado
    they threw him over the side
    lo arrojaron por la borda
    the reverse side of the form
    el reverso del impreso
    1,000 words is about three sides
    1.000 palabras son más o menos tres carillas
    the right/wrong side of the fabric
    el derecho/revés de la tela
    you've got it wrong side out
    lo tienes al revés
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    Example sentences
    • There is a side entrance from the front of the house into the kitchen pantry area.
    • Turn it over and look at the top, front, back, sides and bottom.
    • The house has a side entrance, large garden to the rear and off street parking.
    Example sentences
    • Cuboid cores are prepared blocky-like cubes of chert, with blades often produced on six sides.
    • The album cover can only have been designed, and approved, by someone who owns dice with more than six sides.
    • However, some have pointed out that many crystals have six sides rather than four.
    Example sentences
    • Encouraged, though shy, Moon started using both sides of the paper.
    • Most campus printers are way cheaper when you use both sides of the paper.
    • Staff and children alike reused paper, photocopied on both sides and shredded waste paper.
    Example sentences
    • You requested three or four numbers, so I have filled up one side of a cassette tape.
    • There are six tracks split over two sides of vinyl, featuring daytime recording on one side and night-time workouts on the flip.
    • Reliably, however, she woke up each time it was time to change sides on the tape.
  • 2 countable (boundary, edge) he left it on the side of his plate
    lo dejó en el plato, a un lado or (Río de la Plata) a un costado
    they were playing by the side of the pool
    estaban jugando junto a or al lado de la piscina
    the house is by the side of a lake
    la casa está a orillas de un lago
    a hamburger with salad on the side (US)
    una hamburguesa con una guarnición de ensalada
    write it here at the side
    escríbalo aquí al margen
  • 3 countable he sleeps on his side
    duerme de costado or de lado
    a side of beef
    media res (feminine)
    a side of pork
    medio cerdo (masculine)
    Roy stood at her side
    Roy estaba a su lado
    he flew in from Washington to be at her side
    voló desde Washington para estar con ella or para acompañarla
    they sat side by side
    estaban sentados uno junto al otro or uno al lado del otro
    the houses were built side by side
    las casas estaban construidas una al lado de la otra
    various ethnic groups live side by side here
    varios grupos étnicos conviven aquí
    to work side by side with somebody
    trabajar codo con codo con alguien
    to get on the wrong side of somebody
    ganarse la antipatía de alguien
    to stay or keep on the right side of somebody
    no predisponer a alguien en contra de uno
    Example sentences
    • The first man received nine stab wounds to his chest and the left-hand side of his body.
    • Nurses turned my body slowly on its side, so I could sleep and get feeling back in my legs.
    • They keep me even on both sides of my body, and I can stand up without falling backwards or tipping too far forwards.
    Example sentences
    • Preserved pork, including sides salted to make bacon, held a place of primary importance in the British diet in past centuries.
    • Mounds of oysters, long sides of smoked salmon and busy chefs cooking right in front of you are assurance enough of simple stuff done well.
    • Murdoch arrived just a little bit later driving a wagon laden with sides of beef and pork for the barbecue.
  • 4 countable (contrasted area, part, half) the driver's/passenger's side
    el lado del conductor/pasajero
    they drive on the left-hand side of the road the church is on the left-hand side
    la iglesia está a mano izquierda
    put it on the far side of the table
    ponlo en el otro extremo or en la otra punta de la mesa
    shut up, he snarled out of the side of his mouth
    —cállate —masculló
    from side to side
    de un lado al otro
    on both sides/either side of something
    a ambos lados/a cada lado de algo
    Mary sat on one side of him and Helen on the other
    tenía a Mary sentada de un lado y a Helen del otro
    to move to one side move this box to one side
    corre la caja hacia un lado
    to take somebody to one side
    llamar a alguien aparte
    to put something on/to one sideI'll put it to one side until I have more time
    lo voy a dejar hasta que tenga más tiempo
    if you pay a deposit, we'll put it to one side for you
    si nos deja un depósito se lo reservamos or se lo guardamos
    they live the other side of the border
    viven al otro lado de la frontera
    he swam to the other side of the river
    nadó hasta la otra orilla or hasta el otro lado del río
    she walked past on the other side of the street
    pasó por la acera de enfrente
    this side of somethingthe bank is this side of the station
    el banco está antes de llegar a la estación
    you won't find a better goulash this side of Budapest
    solo en Budapest podrá comer un 'goulash' mejor que este
    it won't happen this side of the election
    no sucederá antes de las elecciones
    he's the right/wrong side of 40
    tiene menos/más de 40 años
    she received support from all sides
    recibió apoyo de todos los sectores
    on the sidehe repairs cars on the side
    arregla coches como trabajo extra
    he was having an affair on the side
    tenía una amante
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    Example sentences
    • This is an opening in the central wall of the heart that divides the right side from the left.
    • Cut off the arms and neck hole and divide the two sides in two to make four dusters: dampen them slightly and they work a treat without the use of polish.
    • The heart is a muscular pump divided into two sides.
    Example sentences
    • The Evening Press reported how a van driver had come across the woman slumped in an armchair at the side of the road near shops.
    • She looked up at her surroundings, surprised to note that she was near the side of a road.
    • The two cars, a Volvo and a Metro, had been parked safely at the side of the road outside his home in Foxwood Lane, York.
    Example sentences
    • The public deserve to hear both sides of the argument because this is the single most important decision to face this country.
    • She is a much needed conservative voice in an often liberal media, and will fight to have both sides of every argument heard.
    • On Monday a planning inspector heard both sides of the argument before visiting the site.
  • 5 5.1 countable (faction) to change sides
    cambiarse de bando
    to take sides to take somebody's side
    ponerse de parte or del lado de alguien
    whose side are you on? representatives from the union/management side
    representantes del sindicato/de la patronal
    she worked for the other side
    trabajó para el enemigo
    he came down on the side of the union
    falló a favor del sindicato
    5.2 countable (Sport)
    Example sentences
    • Previous England rugby sides, and England teams in many other sports, would have crumbled under the weight of such errors.
    • Overall it was a battling team performance from both sides with the man of the match award going to Liam Chipman.
    • They'll face better sides than this Monaco team, but you can only beat what's put in front of you.
    Example sentences
    • He put a lot of left hand side on the cue ball, sending it round the table.
    5.3 (part) on my/his side
    por mi/su parte or lado
  • 6 countable (area, aspect) the seamy side of New York life
    el lado or aspecto sórdido de la vida neoyorquina
    the changes have their positive side
    los cambios tienen su lado or aspecto positivo
    to see only one side of the question
    ver solo un aspecto del asunto
    a woman with many sides to her character
    una mujer polifacética or de muchas facetas
    my brother deals with that side of the business
    mi hermano se ocupa de esa parte or de ese aspecto del negocio
    you must listen to both sides of the story
    hay que oír las dos versiones or las dos campanas
    this is only one side of the problem
    este no es sino un aspecto del problema
    we've kept our side of the bargain
    nosotros hemos cumplido con nuestra parte del trato
    it's a little on the short/expensive side
    es un poco corto/caro
    the price was a bit on the high side
    el precio era más bien tirando a caro
    to look on the bright or sunny/gloomy or black side of something
    ver el lado positivo or bueno/negativo or malo de algo
    let's look on the bright side; he may still come
    seamos optimistas, quizás todavía venga
    Example sentences
    • The negative side of this aspect is that self-indulgence may cause physical problems.
    • According to the young bride, her wedding was the bringing together of the emotional and business sides of her character.
    • His delivery and facial expressions expose the many sides of his character and even hint at his own hypocrisy.
  • 7 countable (line of descent) on her father's side
    por parte de su padre or por el lado paterno
    she gets her temper from her father's side
    el mal genio le viene de la familia del padre
    sacó el mal genio de la familia del padre

adjective before noun, no comparative

  • 1
    a side street
    una calle lateral
    una lateral
  • 3 (Cooking)a side order of vegetables
    una porción de verduras como acompañamiento or guarnición
    a side salad
    una ensalada (como acompañamiento)

Phrasal verbs

side with

verb + preposition + object
ponerse de parte or del lado de
tomar partido por
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