noun plural -ries
- 1 1.1(tale)
cuento (masculine)(genre) (Literat)he told us the story of his life
cuento (masculine)nos contó la historia de su vidatell me a story the book tells the story of the expeditionel libro relata la expediciónthat's a long storyeso es largo de contarto cut a long story shorten pocas palabrasbut that's not the end of the storypero ahí no terminait's the story of my life!siempre me pasa lo mismoaccording to his/your storysegún él/túwhat's the story? (American English)bueno ¿qué pasa?he gave me the story on the new models (American English)me dio información sobre los nuevos modelosthat's (quite) another o a different storyeso es otro cantarit's a different story if you're poor
eso es harina de otro costalsi eres pobre es muy diferente or es otro cantarlater on she hit the bottle, but that's another storymás tarde empezó a beber, pero eso es otro cuentothe same old storyla (misma) historia de siempreExample sentences1.2
- 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.
anécdota (feminine)(joke)there's an interesting story attached to this diamond
chiste (masculine)hay una historia interesante ligada a ese brillantehis 'uncle' was really his father, or so the story goessu 'tío' era en realidad su padre, o eso dicenthe story goes that he drew a line in the sandcuenta la leyenda que trazó una línea en la arenaExample 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.
- 2Example 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) 3.1(article)3.2 (newsworthy event)a reporter with a nose for a good story
artículo (masculine)un periodista con buen olfato para lo que es noticiaExample 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.
plural -ries noun
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