There are 2 translations of spit in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /spɪt/

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo (present participle/participio presente spitting past tense & past participle/pasado y participio pasado, spat or (American English/inglés norteamericano) , spit)

  • 1.1 [person/animal] escupir to spit in/on sth escupir en algo she spat in his face le escupió a or en la cara he spat on the ground escupió en el suelo to spit at sb escupirle a algn she spat at him le escupió it's within spitting distance of here está a dos pasos or a un paso de aquí she came within spitting distance of winning no ganó por un pelo [colloquial/familiar] image 1 3 1 1.2 [fire/fat] chisporrotear the oil was spitting in the pan el aceite chisporroteaba en la sartén 1.3 [cat] bufar


  • 1 uncountable/no numerable (saliva) saliva (feminine) spit and polish (attention to neatness, appearance) pulcritud (feminine) all that table needs is a bit of spit and polish lo que le hace falta a esa mesa es una buena limpieza to be the (dead) spit of sb ser* el vivo retrato de algn, ser* clavado a algn [colloquial/familiar] image 1 3 1
    More example sentences
    • I brought up all this phlegm and spit into my mouth, and at first it was so, so foul I nearly choked.
    • Old Bruce is not happy to be reminded that he was once a porky loser who talks as if his mouth is full of spit and looks like a living donut.
    • I spit on the ground to get the tastes of acid and hate out of my mouth and my spit burned a hole in the sidewalk.
  • 2 (American English/inglés norteamericano) [ juego de la baraja en el que se canta 'spit' cada vez que aparecen dos cartas iguales ]

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (past tense & past participle/pasado y participio pasado spat)

  • [food/blood] escupir the volcano was still spitting ash and lava el volcán todavía arrojaba or escupía ceniza y lava she spat curses and obscenities at the guards les soltó una sarta de maldiciones y obscenidades a los guardias

impersonal verb/verbo impersonal

  • [colloquial/familiar] it's spitting (with rain) caen algunas gotas (de lluvia), está chispeando [colloquial/familiar]

Phrasal verbs

spit out

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
[food/drink] escupir; [insults] soltar* spit it out! [colloquial/familiar] ¡desembucha! [colloquial/familiar], ¡suéltalo (ya)! [colloquial/familiar]

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There are 2 translations of spit in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /spɪt/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • (past tense & past participle/pasado y participio pasado spitted)
    [meat/carcass] ensartar en el asador or en el espetón or (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) en el spiedo

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