There are 2 translations of tail in Spanish:

tail1

Pronunciation: /teɪl/

n

  • 1 1.1 c (of horse, fish, bird) cola (f); (of dog, pig) rabo (m), cola (f) to be on sb's tail pisarle los talones a algn, seguir* a algn de cerca they've been on our tail since we left nos vienen pisando los talones desde que salimos to turn tail poner* pies en polvorosa with one's tail between one's legs con el rabo entre las piernas, con la cola entre las patas (Méx) to chase one's (own) tail [colloquial/familiar] ir* y venir de un lado para otro sin conseguir nada 1.2 c [colloquial/familiar] (buttocks) trasero (m) [familiar/colloquial], cola (f) (AmL) [familiar/colloquial], pompis (m) (Esp) [familiar/colloquial] 1.3 u (AmE) [vulgar] (woman) he's after some tail anda buscando un polvo [argot/slang]
  • 3 c (pursuer) [colloquial/familiar] perseguidor, -dora (m,f) to put a tail on sb hacer* seguir a algn

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There are 2 translations of tail in Spanish:

tail2

vt

  • 1.1 (follow) [suspect] seguir* he was tailing me me venía siguiendo (los pasos) are you sure you haven't been tailed? ¿seguro que no te han seguido? 1.2 [Culin] top and tail

Phrasal verbs

tail away

v + adv
1.1 (diminish) [income] ir* disminuyendo or mermando; [interest] ir* decayendo 1.2 (fade) [sound/voice] irse* apagando

tail back

v + adv (BrE)
traffic is tailing back from the centre hay una cola de tráfico or una caravana de coches que se extiende desde el centro

tail off

v + adv
1.1 (diminish) [demand] disminuir*, mermar; [interest] decaer* 1.2 (fade) [sound/words] apagarse*

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Cultural fact of the day

A gitano is a member of Spain's gypsy community. Gypsies often live in camps and retain their nomadic habits. They have preserved many of their customs and do not usually integrate into the mainstream of Spanish society. Their language is caló. Gypsies have been a great influence on flamenco, and many of the best performers are gypsies.