Translation of something in Spanish:
- 1 something different/interestingsomething has happened to heralgo distinto/interesantesomething must be brokenalgo le ha pasadohave something to eat/drinkdebe de haber algo rotogive him something to eat/drinkcome/bebe algomay I ask you something?dale algo de comer/beberhave you considered trying something else?¿puedo preguntarte algo or una cosa?do you know something? I think we're lost¿has pensado en probar con otra cosa?he caught sight of something white¿sabes una cosa or sabes qué? creo que nos hemos perdidoit sounded like something out of a novelvio una cosa blancashe looks like something out of a fashion magazineparecía de novelaor something of the kindparece salida de una revista de modasthere may be something in what she sayso algo por el estiloit's not something to be proud ofpuede ser que tenga algo de razónthat was something I hadn't expectedno es como para estar orgullosois it something I said?eso no me lo esperabait must be something you ate¿qué pasa? ¿qué he dicho?it's not much, but it's somethingte habrá sentado mal algo (que comiste)no es mucho, pero algo esExample sentences
- It is something like Bob said earlier on, it is something we do in our own time.
- One of the women hands me a sharp metal lance, something between a sword and a skewer.
- An impressive high score on an early machine was something like two thousand points.
- 2 2.1 (in vague statements or approximations) See examples: in eighteen hundred and somethingshe's 30 something, I reckonen mil ochocientos y pico or y algohe said it was because of the traffic or somethingdigo yo que tendrá unos 30 y tantos años or [colloquial] unos 30 y pico [colloquial]didn't she say she was going to France or something?dijo que era por el tráfico o qué se yohave you gone mad or something?¿no dijo que se iba a Francia o no sé dónde?something in the region of $50,000¿te has vuelto loco o qué?¿es que te has vuelto loco?it was something over 12m longalrededor de 50.000 dólares2.2something likesomething like 200 spectatorsmedía algo más de 12 metrosthe leaves taste something like spinachunos 200 espectadoreshe looks something like his brotherlas hojas saben como a espinacas2.3something of (rather)she's something of an eccentricse parece algo a su hermanothe quartet has earned itself something of a reputationes algo excéntricahe became something of a hermitel cuarteto se ha ganado una cierta reputaciónit came as something of a surprisese convirtió en una especie de ermitañoit's something of a drawbackme ( or nos etc) sorprendió un pocono deja de ser un inconvenienteExample sentences
- Probably would be a good idea to stop for something to eat and drink after this, get some energy back.
- They had stopped at a service station, had something to eat and still caught up with us!
- It seemed so fitting for a gathering of people remembering something so terrible.
- 3 (something special) See examples: it was quite something for a woman to reach that positionthat party was something else! [colloquial]era todo un logro or [colloquial] no era moco de pavo que una mujer alcanzara esa posiciónshe's quite something, isn't she?¡la fiesta estuvo genial or fue demasiado! [colloquial](in looks)está bien ¿eh?(in general)there's something about him¡qué mujer ( or chica etc)! ¿no?to have (got) somethingtiene algotiene un no sé qué(be talented)(perceive something significant) See examples: I think you might have something theretener algopuede que tengas razón
- [colloquial]my back's playing me up something chronic¡la espalda me tiene … !la espalda me está fastidiando de mala maneraExample sentences
- It must hurt something terrible.
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