Translation of sit in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 (sit down)come and sit beside mesentarsethere was nowhere to sit sit! (command to dog)ven y siéntate a mi lado or junto a míshe sat on my knee¡siéntate!se me sentó en las rodillasExample sentences1.2 (be seated)
she sat there, staring into spaceestar sentadothat's where the boss sitsestaba allí sentada, con la mirada perdidayou're sitting on my hat!ahí se sienta el jefeI have to sit at home while she's out enjoying herself¡estás sentado encima de mi sombrero!he spent the whole day sitting in front of the televisionyo me tengo que quedar entre estas cuatro paredes mientras ella se divierte por ahídon't just sit there: do something!se pasó todo el día sentado delante del televisorsit still!¡no te quedes ahí sentado: haz algo!to be sitting pretty [colloquial]¡quédate quieto!to sit tight [colloquial]you sit tight, I'll call a taxiestar bien situado or [colloquial] colocadothe company thinks it can sit tight till better daysno te muevas or quédate aquí tranquila, que yo llamo un taxila empresa cree que puede aguantar hasta que vengan tiempos mejores
- The patient used her arms while sitting to support the weight of the trunk in order to avoid pressure on the sacrum.
- The design encourages children to sit upright rather than slumped.
- And everyone who gives is also becoming active in our support, rather than sitting at home frustrated at the media coverage.
- 2 2.1 (Art)to sit (
forsomebody/something)(for artist/portrait/photograph)2.2 (British English) (Sch, Univ)to sit for an exam2.3 (Admin, Politics)to sit in Congress/the Commonspresentarse a un examenhe sits for Fulham [formal]tener un escaño en el Congreso/en la Cámara de los Comunesser diputado/senador/parlamentariosee also → sit on 1representa a Fulhames diputado por FulhamExample sentences2.4 (be in session)
(committee/court/parliament)they have been sitting all dayreunirse en sesiónhan estado todo el día en sesión or reunidos (en sesión)han estado todo el día sesionando (especially Latin America)Example sentences
- He entered Parliament in 1818, sitting for several constituencies until returned for the City of London in 1841, which he represented until his elevation to the peerage as Earl Russell.
- He was at last allowed back into Parliament in 1774 and sat for Middlesex until 1790.
- Frankly, ministers don't like being told what they can and can't do with English education spending by an MP who sits for a Scottish constituency.
- The European Parliament sits at exactly the same time as the Dáil on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
- The court sits at Parliament House in Edinburgh and there is no appeal in criminal matters to the House of Lords at Westminster.
- The Parliament is sitting again this week, with the Senate holding Estimates Committee hearings.
- It was the subjects who served the artist by agreeing to sit for him.
- One recalls Roland Barthes's formulation of photographic exposure of being posed in exteriority and becoming a specter in sitting for a photograph.
- During this period, sitting for a photograph had a certain formality.
- 3 (be situated)(building/village)it had been sitting on my desk all the timeestar ubicado (especially Latin America)había estado todo el tiempo encima de mi escritorioExample sentences
- Revelin Moss sits at the foot of Grisedale Pike about 300m above sea level.
- A mixture of tension, anger and fear has gripped the Pakistan north-west frontier town of Peshawar, which sits at the foot of the Khyber Pass leading into Afghanistan.
- Below that sits a similarly positioned on/off key, two fast access buttons - pre-set to run the diary and address book apps - and up and down scroll buttons.
- 4 4.1 (fit) the jacket sits well4.2 (weigh) See examples: the curry sat heavily on her stomachla chaqueta cae bien or sienta bienhis crime sat heavy on his conscienceel curry le cayó pesado or le sentó malel crimen le pesaba en la concienciaExample sentences
- We'd black berets that wouldn't sit right and black boots rich with dust and hungry for polish.
- He was tall and lean; his dark-gray suit of military cut did not sit well on him.
- Sometimes, a person dressed in the most expensive clothes can look like a fish out of water because his clothes do not sit well on him.
- 5 (brood)(hen/bird)to sit on the eggsExample sentences
- A quetzal sits upon a branch, yet this species of trogon is not found outside the Mexican and Central American cloud forests.
- Two sea eagles sit hunched on a branch, their expressions indicating distaste.
- A golden bird sang a melodious song as it sat, perched in a glittering green tree.
- There are now eggs in the nest and she sits there all day.
- You may see stiff-winged fulmars gliding effortlessly, or hear them cackling as they sit precariously on ledges incubating single eggs.
- I don't have much experience of a broody hen sitting on the eggs.
- 1 1.1 (cause to be seated)(person)they sat me next to Juliasit yourself beside meme sentaron junto a Julia1.2 (accommodate) See examples: the auditorium sits a hundred (people)siéntate a mi lado or junto a míthe table sits eight (people)el auditorio tiene cabida or capacidad para cien personasen el auditorio caben cien personasthe back seat sits three comfortablyla mesa es para ocho personasen el asiento de atrás caben cómodamente tres personasExample sentences
- I waddled over to the chair and managed to sit myself down.
- Now, sit yourself down and tell us all about your struggles.
- Just sit yourself down, and I'll bring you some refreshment.
- 2 (British English) (Sch, Univ)to sit an examshe's sitting history tomorrowdar or hacer or (Southern Cone) rendir or (Mexico) tomar un examenexaminarse (Spain)she did not sit the exammañana da or hace or (Southern Cone) rinde or (Mexico) toma el examen de historiamañana se examina de historia (Spain)
- he sits around all day doing nothing
- 1.1 (lean back)
- 1verb + adverb (take a seat)
- 1.1 (attend)to sit in (
- 1 (be member of)
- 1.1 (wait until end of)
- I sat through two boring lectures
- 1verb + adverb 1.1 (in upright position)
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