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Pronunciation: /ˈsʌmθɪŋ/

Translation of something in Spanish:


  • 1 algo something different/interesting algo distinto/interesante something has happened to her algo le ha pasado something must be broken debe de haber algo roto have something to eat/drink come/bebe algo give him something to eat/drink dale algo de comer/beber may I ask you something? ¿puedo preguntarte algo or una cosa? have you considered trying something else? ¿has pensado en probar con otra cosa? do you know something? I think we're lost ¿sabes una cosa or sabes qué? creo que nos hemos perdido he caught sight of something white vio una cosa blanca it sounded like something out of a novel parecía de novela she looks like something out of a fashion magazine parece salida de una revista de modas or something of the kind o algo por el estilo there may be something in what she says puede ser que tenga algo de razón it's not something to be proud of no es como para estar orgulloso that was something I hadn't expected eso no me lo esperaba is it something I said? ¿qué pasa? ¿qué he dicho? it must be something you ate te habrá sentado mal algo (que comiste) it's not much, but it's something no es mucho, pero algo es
    Example 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) in eighteen hundred and something en mil ochocientos y pico or y algo she's 30 something, I reckon digo yo que tendrá unos 30 y tantos años or [colloquial/familiar] unos 30 y pico [colloquial/familiar] he said it was because of the traffic or something dijo que era por el tráfico o qué se yo didn't she say she was going to France or something? ¿no dijo que se iba a Francia o no sé dónde? have you gone mad or something? ¿te has vuelto loco o qué?, ¿es que te has vuelto loco? something in the region of $50,000 alrededor de 50.000 dólares it was something over 12m long medía algo más de 12 metros 2.2something like something like 200 spectators unos 200 espectadores the leaves taste something like spinach las hojas saben como a espinacas he looks something like his brother se parece algo a su hermano 2.3something of (rather) she's something of an eccentric es algo excéntrica the quartet has earned itself something of a reputation el cuarteto se ha ganado una cierta reputación he became something of a hermit se convirtió en una especie de ermitaño it came as something of a surprise me ( or nos etc) sorprendió un poco it's something of a drawback no deja de ser un inconveniente
    Example 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 (sth special) it was quite something for a woman to reach that position era todo un logro or [colloquial/familiar] no era moco de pavo que una mujer alcanzara esa posición that party was something else! [colloquial/familiar] ¡la fiesta estuvo genial or fue demasiado! [colloquial/familiar] she's quite something, isn't she? (in looks) está bien ¿eh? (in general) ¡qué mujer ( or chica etc)! ¿no? there's something about him tiene algo, tiene un no sé qué to have (got) something (be talented) tener* algo (perceive sth significant) I think you might have something there puede que tengas razón


  • (no plural/sin plural) won't you have a little something (to eat/drink)? ¿no quieres comer/beber algo? I've prepared a little something, so I hope you're hungry he preparado alguna cosita, así que espero que tengas hambre she has that certain something tiene ese no sé qué


  • [colloquial/familiar] my back's playing me up something chronic ¡la espalda me tiene … !, la espalda me está fastidiando de mala manera

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