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American English: /sɔrt/
British English: /sɔːt/

Translation of sort in Spanish:


  • 1 (kind, type) 1.1 (of things) all sorts of adventures
    todo tipo or toda clase de aventuras
    aventuras de todo tipo or de toda clase
    todo género or toda suerte de aventuras [literary]
    what sort of car is it?
    ¿qué tipo or clase de coche es?
    it's definitely my sort of film/book it's a nice enough place, if you like that sort of thing
    es un sitio bastante agradable, si te gusta ese tipo de cosa
    and all that sort of thing
    y todo eso
    you know the sort of thing I mean
    ya sabes a lo que me refiero
    I believe he's a musician or something of the sort
    creo que es músico o algo por el estilo
    what sort of time do you call this to be coming home?
    ¿qué horas son estas de llegar a casa?
    behavior of that sort will not be tolerated
    no se tolerará ese tipo de comportamiento
    don't tell lies: I didn't say anything of the sort
    no digas mentiras: no dije nada semejante
    I expected him to be arrogant, but he was nothing of the sort
    creía que iba a ser arrogante, pero no lo era en absoluto
    you'll do nothing of the sort!
    ¡ni se te ocurra!
    Example sentences
    • All sorts of different kinds of property are treated differently by the law, not just intellectual property.
    • All sorts of implications go racing through your mind at this time and I wanted to share these with you.
    • All sorts of cries started to ring out from the animals - starting first with the large black birds flying overhead.
    1.2 (of people) she's not the sort to let you down
    no es de las que te fallan
    I'm not that sort of girl
    yo no soy de esas
    they're not our sort (of people) at all
    no son gente como uno
    that's the sort of person he is
    él es así
    I know your sort (British)
    ya sé de qué pie cojeas
    a bad/good sort (British)
    una mala/buena persona
    it takes all sorts (to make a world)
    hay de todo en la viña del Señor
    1.3 (approximating to) a sort of or sort of a
    una especie de
    he's a sort of painter or he's sort of a painter
    es una especie de pintor
    it's sort of a bluish-green color
    es una especie de verde azulado
  • 2 (in phrases) of sorts, of a sorthe gave us a meal of sorts
    nos dio una comida, si se le puede llamar comida
    you could say he was a friend of a sort, I suppose
    supongo que se lo podría calificar de amigo
    sort of [colloquial]I do sort of think we should do something
    creo que quizás deberíamos hacer algo
    it's sort of sad to think of him all alone
    da como pena pensar que está solo [colloquial]
    do you want to go? — well, sort of
    ¿quieres ir? — bueno, en cierto modo sí
    this is what you wanted, isn't it? — well, sort of
    es lo que querías ¿no? — bueno, más o menos
    out of sorts
    pachucho (Spain) [colloquial]
    I'm feeling a bit out of sorts
    no me encuentro muy bien

transitive verb

  • 1 (classify)
    we were sorted into groups according to our level
    nos pusieron en grupos de acuerdo a or según nuestro nivel
    sort the ones with job experience from the ones without
    divídelos en dos grupos según tengan o no experiencia laboral
    Example sentences
    • The study sorted out the data according to the competitiveness of the race.
    • The children sorted the materials and organized the area.
    • Playing with different sizes of sticks or stones and making designs or sorting pieces of fabric represent pre-mathematics.
    Example sentences
    • The important thing is to get the music to them so they can sort through a selection and make their choices.
    • Once a good number of pics has been received we will sort through them and select the top ten to vote for.
    • The storm of comments has forced the provincial government to delay releasing the study's final guidelines while it sorts through and incorporates the comments into the document.
  • 2 (mend)
    Example sentences
    • However, some expect the group to emerge form bankruptcy sometime next year, once it has sorted its problems.
    • But the bulk of the problem is that social work departments are not incentivised to sort this problem.
    • Either way we need to sort out poverty and sustainability together or neither will be sorted.

intransitive verb

  • (accord) [literary]to sort ill/well with something
    no concordar/concordar con algo

Phrasal verbs

sort out

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
1 1.1 (put in order)
poner en orden
I needed the break to sort myself out
necesitaba el respiro para poner mis pensamientos en orden
1.2 (separate out) sort out the new ones from the old ones
separa los nuevos de los viejos
sort out the ones you want to keep
aparta or separa los que quieras conservar
2 2.1 (arrange)
(British) (date)
llegar a
have you sorted out your holiday yet?
¿ya tienes las vacaciones organizadas?
¿ya has arreglado tus vacaciones?
2.2 (resolve)
things will sort themselves out
ya se arreglará todo
I haven't yet sorted out what I'm going to do
todavía no he decidido qué voy a hacer
3 (deal with) (British) [colloquial]the new teacher soon sorted them out
el nuevo profesor enseguida los metió en cintura or los hizo entrar en vereda [colloquial]
leave him to me, I'll sort him out!
déjame a mí, que yo ya lo voy a arreglar [colloquial]

sort through

verb + preposition + object
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