Translation of turn in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 (rotation) give it another turn a quarter/half turnthe meat was done to a turnun cuarto de vuelta/media vuelta1.2 (change of direction) no left turnla carne estaba hecha a la perfecciónla carne estaba en su punto justoprohibido girar or doblar or torcer a la izquierdaExample sentences1.3 (bend, turning) take the next left/right turn
at every turntome or (especially Spain) coja or (especially Latin America) agarre la próxima a la izquierda/derechaa cada momentoExample sentences
- As you can see from the picture, there is not even any room to do a three-point turn, never mind a high speed stunt!
- You wouldn't know where to start with a three-point turn if you had not been taught how to and had a go by yourself.
- I had aced my emergency stop and my hill start, and we were on our way to do a three-point turn.
Example sentences1.4 (change, alteration) See examples: a turn in the weather
- Kenny kept leading them around twists and turns and crazy bends in the road before they finally pulled up to a beautiful three-story house.
- The distance is less than seven miles as the crow flies, but is 13 miles by water, because of the twists and turns of the river.
- I know the road well so I know exactly where night-time leaves its sharp twists, turns and blind bends.
they were worried by the turn of affairsun cambio en el tiempothis dramatic turn of eventsles preocupaba el cariz que estaban tomando las cosasevents took an unexpected turneste dramático giro de los acontecimientosto take a turn for the betterlos acontecimientos dieron un giro inesperadoto take a turn for the worseempezar a mejorarthe turn of the centuryponerse peora turn-of-the-century houseel final del siglo(y el principio del siguiente)to be on the turn (events/situation/tide)una casa de finales de sigloestar cambiando(leaves)estar cambiando de color(milk/food) (British English)estar echándose a perder
- They have to be hauled during the turn of the tide, when the water flow is at a minimum.
- This week marks the return of an old friend, who comes to us now at the turn of the tide.
- The opening has signalled a turn of the tide for unionism in Australia.
- 2 2.1 (place in sequence) See examples: whose turn is it?I think it's my/your turn¿a quién le toca?you've had your turncreo que me toca (el turno) a mí/te toca (el turno) a tiyou've been playing with it for ages: I want a turn!a ti ya te ha tocadoyou miss a turn nexthace un rato largo que estás jugando con él, ahora déjame a mí or me toca a míyou'll have to wait your turntú la próxima vez no juegasturnvas a tener que esperar que te toque (el turno)
atsomethingit's your turn at the wheelturn to +te toca a ti manejar or (Spain) conducir infinitivewhose turn is it to pay?she waited her turn to speak¿a quién le toca pagar?your turn will comeesperó que le tocara (el turno de) hablarto take turns o to take it in turn(s)ya te tocará a tiya tendrás tu oportunidadwe'll take turns o we'll take it in turn(s) to do the cookingturnarsethey took turns (at) sleeping on the sofanos vamos a turnar para cocinarvamos a cocinar por turnos2.2 (in phrases) by turns in turneach in turn was asked the same questionse turnaron para dormir en el sofádurmieron en el sofá por turnosand she, in turn, needs our helpa cada uno de ellos se le hizo la misma preguntaout of turnshe realized she'd spoken out of turny ella, a su vez or por su parte, necesita nuestra ayudaturn and turn aboutse dio cuenta de que su comentario ( or interrupción etc) había estado fuera de lugarpor turnos
- 3 3.1 (service) See examples: to do somebody a good turnshe has done them a bad turn in declaring her supporthacerle un favor a alguienone good turn deserves anotherno les ha hecho ningún favor al manifestar su apoyo3.2 (purpose) See examples: this map will serve our turnfavor con favor se pagathe alliance has served its turneste mapa nos servirála alianza ha cumplido su cometido
- 4 (form, style) See examples: she has a logical/practical turn of mindshe has a picturesque turn of phrasees muy lógica/prácticatiene una manera pintoresca de expresarseusa expresiones pintorescas
- 5 5.1 (bout of illness, disability) See examples: he had a funny turn5.2 (nervous shock) you gave me quite a turnle dio un ataque ( or un mareo etc)me diste un buen susto
- 6 (act)(especially British English)Example sentences
- The turn of a key in the lock makes me jerk away from my heavenly memory and into my brutal reality.
- As I put the key in the lock for the final turn, my mother asked me if I was sad.
- Lower the ram a bit and screw the seating stem down three or four turns.
- 8 (Finance)jobber's turncomisión (feminine) del agente or corredorExample sentences
- Nearly all market turns show divergences between price and technical indicators such as momentum.
- The turn most likely reflects rising import prices, a result of the dollar's drop.
- 1 1.1 (to rotate)(knob/handle/wheel)she turned the wheel to the lefthe turned the key in the lock 1.2 (to set, to regulate)to turn somethinghizo girar or giró el volante hacia la izquierdale dio al volante hacia la izquierda
tosomethingturn the knob to 'hot'he turned the oven to a lower temperatureponga el indicador en 'caliente'bajó la temperatura del hornoExample sentences
- She scoffed his direction as she turned her head toward her sandwich once more.
- I hopped up quickly, cautiously moving around, rolling my eyes in every direction, turning my head every which way.
- During the mating season, birds' attention turns toward nesting.
- The most striking design element of the atrium is the circular stair that turns 180 degrees between floors.
- Inside, a large circular stone is rapidly turning and grinding dried corn kernels into flour, using only the power of the running water.
- Before Copernicus, medieval scholars solemnly concluded that the Earth couldn't possibly be moving and turning.
- 2 2.1 (to change the position, direction of) she turned her back on themhe slipped out while my back was turnedles volvió or les dio la espaldales volteó la espalda (Latin America except River Plate area)she turned her eyes heavenwardse escapó en un momento en que me distraje or en que estaba de espaldasall eyes were turned on himvolvió los ojos al cielothe nurse turned her onto her sidetodas las miradas estaban puestas en élshe turned her desk to face the windowla enfermera la puso de ladonothing could turn the torpedo from its coursecorrió or puso el escritorio de cara a la ventanaa TV set stood with the screen turned to the wallnada podría desviar al torpedo de su trayectoriacan you turn the screen more this way?había un televisor con la pantalla vuelta or mirando hacia la paredthis turned her career in a new direction¿puedes poner la pantalla más para este lado?2.2 (to direct, to apply)to turn somethingesto dio un nuevo rumbo a su carrera
tosomethingturn your attention to your workI turned my mind to more pleasant thoughtsconcéntrate en tu trabajoshe turned her interest to politicsme puse a pensar en cosas más agradablesthe administration has turned its efforts to …volcó su interés hacia la políticathey turned the situation to their own profitla administración ha dirigido sus esfuerzos a …the money has been turned to good useutilizaron la situación para su propio provecho→ advantage 1 2el dinero ha sido destinado a un buen finExample sentences
- All these success stories have got many Indian Americans turning to film production, with finances in place or not.
- When film journalists turn to book writing, the result can be hilarious.
- Philips, also a Fox contract player, appeared in a few more films before turning to directing television.
- Alex turned the paper several different ways, trying to figure out which way was up.
- Andy snorted again, turning the rag a different direction.
- I found myself turning a box of cards around so the Virgin Mary wouldn't have to witness me buying skeleton candy.
- 3 3.1 (to reverse)(mattress/omelette)she turned the card face downdarle la vuelta aturn the stocking inside outpuso or volvió la carta boca abajoshe sat turning the pages of a magazinevuelve la media del revésvoltea la media (Latin America except Southern Cone)da vuelta la media (Southern Cone)3.2 (to upset) See examples: to turn somebody's stomachestaba sentada hojeando una revistait turns my stomachrevolverle el estómago a alguien3.3 (execute) See examples: to turn a somersaultme revuelve el estómagohacer una volteretadarse una vuelta carnero (River Plate area)Example sentences
- It turns a very sad page in the history of this government.
- She turned a few more pages until she came across some recipes for low fat treats.
- The page had to be turned, he argued, in the interests of the nation.
- 4 4.1 (to go around)(corner)4.2 (with numbers, to pass) See examples: she's just turned 30dar la vuelta ait's just turned five o'clockacaba de cumplir (los) 30acaban de dar las cinco
- 5 5.1 (to tip out, to transfer)to turn something
into/ ontosomethingturn the mixture into an ovenproof dishturn the cake onto a platevierta la mezcla en una fuente de horno5.2 (to send away, to expel) See examples: to turn somebody onto the street/out of the houseinvierta el pastel sobre un platoI couldn't simply turn him from my doorechar a alguien a la calle/de la casaI turned a lot of junk out of the cellarno le podía negar ayudano le podía volver la espalda→ loose 1 2saqué una cantidad de cachivaches del sótano
- 6 6.1 (to transform) the shock turned her hair whiteto turn somethingel susto la encaneció
to/ intosomethingtime has turned resentment to bitter hatredtransformar or convertir algo enalgothey've turned the place into a pigsty!el tiempo ha transformado el resentimiento en un odio amargothe leftovers can be turned into soup¡han puesto la casa ( or la habitación etc) como una pocilga!she turned him into a frog with her magic wandcon las sobras se puede hacer sopa6.2 (to make sour)lo convirtió en un sapo con su varita mágica(milk)6.3 (to confuse)(mind)Example sentences
- He walked down the street just as the slight drizzle turned into a moderate downpour.
- Artemis simply smiled at her and she could see his face turn a slight pink colour, this made her giggle.
- It is good for a bit of a chuckle if the weather turns nasty this weekend.
- 7 7.1 (to shape — on lathe)(— on potter's wheel)7.2 (in knitting)(heel)7.3 (to formulate) See examples: a well turned phraseuna frase elegante or pulidaExample sentences
- When Jonathan was 12, he started turning wood on a lathe.
- He will turn wood on a lathe and tend the museum's medieval garden, which has plants for household, culinary and medicinal use.
- In 1993, at the age of 81, Gunnar made himself a wood lathe specifically to turn spheres.
- 2 2.1 (to face in a different direction)(person)hearing her name, she turnedvolversedarse la vueltavoltearse (Latin America except Southern Cone)darse vuelta (Southern Cone)she turned to face the audienceal oír su nombre se volvió or se dio la vuelta or (Latin America except Southern Cone) se volteó or (Southern Cone) se dio vueltahe turned onto his sidese volvió de cara al públicoleft/right turn! (British English) (Military)se volvió or se puso de lado2.2 (to change course, direction) See examples: the army then turned north¡media vuelta a la izquierda/derecha!we turned for homeentonces el ejército cambió de rumbo, dirigiéndose al nortethe ship began to turncambiamos de rumbo or nos volvimos, emprendiendo el camino a casathere is no room for cars to turnel barco empezó a virarthe truck turned into a side streetno hay lugar para que los coches den la vuelta or (Southern Cone) den vueltathey turned left out of Franklin Avenueel camión se metió en una calle lateralto turn left/rightgiraron or doblaron a la izquierda al salir de la avenida Franklinthe tide is turninggirar or doblar or torcer a la izquierda/derechathe wind has turnedestá cambiando la mareaestá empezando a bajar/subir la marea2.3 (to curve)el viento ha cambiado de dirección(roads/rivers)Example sentences
- My hips and body are turning faster, which knocks my timing out.
- I shook my head, turning away from the body that she held limply.
- He turned and used his body as a barrier between her and the ball, moving from side to side to try and get around her.
- 3 3.1 (to become) See examples: his face turned redthings were turning nastyse le puso la cara coloradaher triumph turned sour overnightlas cosas se estaban poniendo feasher hair had turned grayel éxito se le agrió de un día para el otrohe turned professionalhabía encanecidoGeoffrey Wright, naturalist turned politicianse hizo profesional3.2 (to be transformed) See examples:to turnGeoffrey Wright, naturalista convertido en or vuelto político
intosomethingwater turns into steamconvertirse enalgoshe's turned into a real beautyel agua se convierte or se transforma en vaporthe weeks turned into months and …se ha convertido en una verdadera bellezase ha puesto preciosa3.3 (to change)las semanas se hicieron meses y …(luck/weather)Example sentences3.4 (to change color)
(leaves)Example sentences3.5 (to go sour)
- Give us your take on St. Petersburg as a whole and the first time ever that the IndyCar Series cars turned both right and left.
- They turned round once more towards Holme and drove slowly back to the spot.
- Then he said the car turned towards the pavement but the driver appeared to change her mind at the last minute.
- Leaves are turning and are providing us with a beautiful last blast of colour before they fall and disintegrate into a sodden mush of brown.
- No frost yet, so the leaves are not turning en masse; instead there has been a long succession of lovely sunny days and blue skies.
- It sounds utterly inappropriate as the leaves turn, night draws in and Wales floods.
- 4 (pages, when reading) See examples: turn to page 19turn back a couple of pagesabran el libro en la página 19vayan a la página 19vuelvan atrás un par de páginas
- 1verb + preposition + object
- 1verb + adverb 1.1 (to face different direction)
- 1verb + adverb
- 1verb + adverb
- 1verb + adverb 1.1 (go back) 1.2 (change plan)
- 1.1 (fold back)
- 1verb + adverb (go to bed) [colloquial]
- to turn in on oneself
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 1.1
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 1.1 (switch off)
- 1verb + object + adverb 1.1 (flip, reverse)
- → turn around
- 1verb + preposition + object 1.1 (direct attention to) See examples: she turned to me with a smile
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 1.1 (fold)
- → turn on 3, → turn on 4
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