Translation of story in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈstɔːri/

n (plural -ries)

  • 1 1.1 (account) historia (f), relato (m); (tale) cuento (m); (genre) [Literature/Literatura] cuento (masculine) 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/frase hecha] siempre me pasa lo mismo according to his/your story según él/tú what's the story? (American English/inglés norteamericano) bueno ¿qué pasa? he gave me the story on the new models (American English/inglés norteamericano) 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 siempre
    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.
    1.2 (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
    • 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 [Journalism/Periodismo] 3.1 (article) artículo (masculine) 3.2 (newsworthy event) a reporter with a nose for a good story un periodista con buen olfato para lo que es noticia
    More 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.
  • 5
    ( (British English/inglés británico) storey)
    (of building) piso (m), planta (f) on the first story (in US) en la planta baja (in (United Kingdom/el Reino Unido) ) en el primer piso a four-story building un edificio de cuatro pisos

Definition of story in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day pegado
su casa está pegada a la mía = her house is right next to mine …
Cultural fact of the day

In Spain, a privately owned school that receives no government funds is called a colegio privado. Parents pay monthly fees. Colegios privados cover all stages of primary and secondary education.