n (pl -ries)
- 1 1.1 (account) historia (f), relato (m); (tale) cuento (m); (genre) [Lit] cuento (m) he told us the story of his life nos contó la historia de su vida tell me a story cuéntame un cuento the book tells the story of the expedition el libro relata la expedición that's a long story eso es largo de contar to cut a long story short en pocas palabras but that's not the end of the story pero ahí no termina it's the story of my life! [set phrase] siempre me pasa lo mismo according to his/your story según él/tú what's the story? (AmE) bueno ¿qué pasa? he gave me the story on the new models (AmE) me dio información sobre los nuevos modelos that's (quite) another o a different story eso es otro cantar, eso es harina de otro costal it's a different story if you're poor si eres pobre es muy diferente or es otro cantar later on she hit the bottle, but that's another story más tarde empezó a beber, pero eso es otro cuento the same old story la (misma) historia de siempreMore example sentences1.2 (anecdote) anécdota (f); (joke) chiste (m) there's an interesting story attached to this diamond hay una historia interesante ligada a ese brillante his 'uncle' was really his father, or so the story goes su 'tío' era en realidad su padre, o eso dicen the story goes that he drew a line in the sand cuenta la leyenda que trazó una línea en la arena
More example sentences
- There are romance stories, historical stories and adventures.
- I write adventure stories, thrillers, so most of my heroes spend their time running after the bad guys.
- His most recent work shows that a novel of philosophical analysis can be a real story.
- For centuries, if not longer, there have been rumours and stories about a giant bird living in the remote areas of Australia.
- In his letters, he gossips, tells wicked stories and speaks the unguarded truth.
- He fed his in-crowd with stories, gossip, tips and steers.
- 2 (plot) argumento (m), trama (f)More example sentences
- As the plot unfolds, the story begins to collapse under the weight of its unanswered questions.
- Shock revelations follow as the story unravels, the plot thickens and the audience grows more intrigued.
- But I think we always return because we are hungry for the same story, the same plot.
- 3 [Journ] 3.1 (article) artículo (m) 3.2 (newsworthy event) a reporter with a nose for a good story un periodista con buen olfato para lo que es noticiaMore example sentences
- The story that news papers would of course like to run is imminent collapse and absolute disaster.
- Obviously we will be bringing you many other big news stories in your favourite newspaper over the coming 12 months.
- We only hope they will at least provide more careful, balanced statements during live broadcasts or in newspaper stories.
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.