Translation of tail in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 countable/numerable (of horse, fish, bird) cola (feminine); (of dog, pig) rabo (masculine), cola (feminine) 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 (Mexico/México) to chase one's (own) tail [colloquial/familiar] ir* y venir de un lado para otro sin conseguir nadaExample sentences1.2 countable/numerable [colloquial/familiar] (buttocks) trasero (masculine) [colloquial/familiar], cola (feminine) (Latin America/América Latina) [colloquial/familiar], pompis (masculine) (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar]
- Lastly, all chordates have a post-anal tail, or extension of the notochord and nerve cord past the anus.
- The tail, like the rest of the body, had no internal skeleton and was reinforced only by lines of scales.
- During the acupuncture stimulation, animals were kept in plastic holders with their tails and hind legs protruding out.
Example sentences1.3 uncountable/no numerable (American English/inglés norteamericano) [vulgar] (woman) he's after some tail anda buscando un polvo [slang/argot]
- Then again Jack had a reason to drive evasively; even if he hadn't detected a tail, which was likely.
- In a scene right out of The Sopranos, a tail followed a BFI truck out of the Lincoln Tunnel one evening and nearly ran it off the road in New Jersey.
- An honest man would have packed his bags, hopped in his truck, and hauled tail out of that place a long time ago.
- 2 countable/numerable (of plane, comet, kite) cola (feminine); (of shirt, coat) faldón (masculine) (before noun/delante del nombre) tail section (of animal) parte (feminine) de la cola (of aircraft) sección (feminine) de la cola, alerón (masculine) de cola see also tails 1Example sentences
- Use the rudder to keep the tail right behind the nose, independent of what you're doing with the ailerons.
- The tail unit comprises all-moving horizontal tail surfaces and a single-fin vertical tail fitted with a rudder.
- Before departing they are instructed to try and photograph identification numbers or aircraft tails, if possible, and bring back the evidence.
- The tail of his shirt and parts of his pants and underpants were burned.
- Nicanor wore a multicolored striped oxford shirt with the tails tied at his waist.
- While she had been reading, he had unbuttoned the dark green cotton shirt and untucked the tails from his jeans.
- It is this solar wind - seen only in comet tails - that carries storms from the Sun to Earth.
- The refrigerator-sized satellite will collect dust particles from the tail of comet Wild 2 as the two pass each other on Friday morning.
- They noted that comets had two tails - one of dust, one of ions - and only the dust tail could be explained by the pressure of sunlight pushing against the comet.
transitive verb/verbo transitivo
tail awayverb + adverb/verbo + adverbio 1.1 (diminish) [income] ir* disminuyendo or mermando; [interest] ir* decayendo 1.2 (fade) [sound/voice] irse* apagando
tail backverb + adverb/verbo + adverbio (British English/inglés británico) traffic is tailing back from the centre hay una cola de tráfico or una caravana de coches que se extiende desde el centro
tail offverb + adverb/verbo + adverbio 1.1 (diminish) [demand] disminuir*, mermar; [interest] decaer* 1.2 (fade) [sound/words] apagarse*
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Spain
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan
Find out how to write letters in Spanish, including advice on greetings, layout, endings...
In Mexican politics, a prospective party candidate for the presidency is called a tapado. Candidates traditionally emerge from within the party but their identity is not revealed until the candidate is officially declared: they remain tapados (hidden), thus arousing a great deal of speculation. Under the rule of the