There are 5 translations of up in Spanish:

up1

Pronunciation: /ʌp/

adv

up often appears as the second element of certain verb structures in English ( back up, pick up, sit up, etc). For translations, see the relevant verb entry ( back, pick, sit, etc).

  • 1 1.1 (in upward direction) up a bit … left a bit un poco más arriba … un poco a la izquierda to go up and up subir más y más we went all the way up to the top subimos hasta la cima it looks a long way up parece una subida larga is there an easier way up? ¿hay algún modo más fácil de subir? we saw them on the way up los vimos cuando subíamos the climb/distance/path up to the hilltop el ascenso/la distancia/el camino hasta la cima de la colina I'll give you a lift up te llevo hasta arriba from the waist/neck up desde la cintura/el cuello para arriba face up boca arriba put it right side up ponlo con el derecho para arriba up United! (BrE) ¡arriba el United! 1.2 (upstairs) I dashed back up to fetch my jacket volví a subir corriendo a buscar mi chaqueta shall we take the escalator up? ¿subimos por la escalera mecánica?
  • 2 2.1 (of position) arriba your book is up in my room tu libro está arriba en mi habitación up here/there aquí/allí arriba 1,000ft up a una altura de 1.000 pies before the sun was up antes de que saliera el sol 2.2 (upstairs, on upper floor) I'll be up in a minute subiré en un minuto 2.3 (raised, pointing upward) with the lid/blinds up con la tapa levantada/las persianas levantadas or subidas 2.4 (removed) I had the carpet up había quitado or levantado la alfombra the road is up (BrE) han levantado la calle, la calle está levantada
  • 3 3.1 (upright) help me up! ¡ayúdame a levantarme! she's up again and running well ya está otra vez en pie y corriendo bien 3.2 (out of bed) they're not up yet todavía no se han levantado don't let me keep you up no te quedes levantado por mí we were up all night pasamos la noche en vela I'm glad to see her up and about again me alegra verla recuperada I've been up and about since five thirty estoy en pie desde las cinco y media I can't lie in bed, I have to be up and doing [colloquial/familiar] no me puedo quedar en la cama, tengo que levantarme y ponerme en movimiento
  • 4 4.1 (of numbers, volume, intensity) she had the volume up high tenía el volumen muy alto with the volume right up con el volumen al máximo his blood pressure is up again le ha vuelto a subir la tensión prices are 5% up o up (by) 5% on last month los precios han aumentado un 5% con respecto al mes pasado from $25/the age of 11 up a partir de 25 dólares/de los 11 años 4.2 (in league, table, hierarchy) up ten places from last year diez puestos más arriba que el año pasado it's a step up for me para mí es un paso adelante from the rank of lieutenant up desde el rango de teniente para arriba
  • 5 5.1 (in or toward north) in the cities up north en las ciudades del norte the journey up from Munich el viaje desde Munich hacia el norte the climate up in the north/in Alberta el clima en el norte/en Alberta 5.2 (at or to another place) the path up to the house el sendero hasta la casa I'm going up to John's for the weekend voy a casa de John a pasar el fin de semana 5.3 (in or toward major center) (esp BrE) to go up to town ir* a la ciudad ( or a Londres etc) I met her up in town yesterday me la encontré ayer en la ciudad ( or en Londres etc) 5.4 (at or to university) (esp BrE) to go up to/be up at Oxford ir* a estudiar/estar* estudiando en Oxford
  • 6 6.1 (in position, erected) there's a barrier up hay una barrera, han puesto una barrera is the tent up? ¿ya han armado la tienda or (AmL) la carpa? the pictures/shelves are up los cuadros/estantes están colocados or puestos 6.2 (inflated) inflado
  • 8 (finished) your time is up se te ha acabado el tiempo it's all up with him/us if this leaks out, it'll be all up with him como esto trascienda, está arreglado [familiar/colloquial]
  • 9 [Sport] 9.1 (ahead in competition) they're three goals up on the home team le van ganando por tres goles al equipo local to be one up on sb tener* una ventaja sobre algn this put him one up on his rivals esto le dio una ventaja sobre sus rivales 9.2 (for each side) (AmE) the game was tied 15 up empataron 15 a 15
  • 10 (under consideration) she will be up before the board/judge comparecerá ante la junta/el juez her case will be up before the board/judge su caso se verá en la junta/lo verá el juez
  • 11 (in cards) two pairs, aces up doble pareja: de ases y jotas ( or reyes etc)
  • 12up against 12.1 (next to) contra 12.2 (confronted by) to come up against a powerful enemy enfrentarse a un enemigo poderoso you don't know what you're up against no sabes a lo que te enfrentas to be up against it estar* contra las cuerdas
  • 13up and down 13.1 (vertically) to jump up and down dar* saltos the piston travels up and down 15 times a second el pistón sube y baja 15 veces por segundo to look sb up and down mirar a algn de arriba abajo to swear up and down (AmE) [colloquial/familiar] jurar por lo más sagrado 13.2 (back and forth) de arriba abajo 13.3 (of mood) she's been rather up and down ha tenido bastantes altibajos de humor
  • 14up for (subject to) to be up for sth (to be due for) the motion up for debate today la moción que sale hoy a debate or se debate hoy there are five nominees up for treasurer hay cinco candidatos a tesorero she is up for trial next month será procesada el mes que viene [colloquial/familiar], (to be ready for) apuntarse I'm up for just about anything me apunto a casi todo, soy pierna para casi todo (RPl) [familiar/colloquial], voy a casi todas las paradas (Chi) [familiar/colloquial]
  • 15up on/in (knowledgeable) (pred) how well up are you on what's been happening? ¿cuánto sabes or qué tan enterado estás de lo que ha estado sucediendo? she used to be up on current affairs antes estaba al tanto or al corriente de los temas de actualidad we want to see how well up he is in company law queremos ver cuánto sabe de derecho empresarial
  • 16up till o until hasta up until 12 o'clock/the 20th century hasta las 12/el siglo xx
  • 17up to 17.1 (as far as) hasta up to the ceiling/edge hasta el techo/el borde the water was already up to his chest el agua ya le llegaba al pecho up to here/now/a certain point hasta aquí/ahora/cierto punto up to and including page 37 hasta la página 37 inclusive 17.2 (as many as, as much as) hasta up to 20 days/twice as big hasta 20 días/el doble de grande 17.3 (equal to) it isn't up to the standard we have come to expect of you no es del alto nivel al que nos tienes acostumbrados come up to 2 17.4 (capable of) she's not up to the job no tiene las condiciones necesarias para el trabajo, no puede con el trabajo [familiar/colloquial] I don't feel I'm up to taking over the business no me siento capaz de hacerme cargo del negocio do you feel up to going out? ¿te sientes con fuerzas/ánimos (como) para salir? I'm not up to much nowadays ya no estoy para muchos trotes [familiar/colloquial] his performance/my spelling is not up to much (BrE) su actuación/mi ortografía deja bastante que desear or [familiar/colloquial] no es gran cosa 17.5 (depending on) that's entirely up to you eso, como tú quieras if it were up to me, they'd all be fired si dependiera de mí or si por mí fuera, los echaba a todos how you go about it is up to you cómo lo hagas es cosa tuya or asunto tuyo it's up to them to make the next move les corresponde or les toca a ellos dar el próximo paso it's not up to me to decide no me corresponde a mí decidir, no soy yo quien tiene que decidir the choice of color was left up to me la elección del color quedó a mi criterio or a criterio mío, dejaron que yo eligiera el color 17.6to be up to sth [colloquial/familiar] I wonder what she's up to in there me pregunto qué estará haciendo allí metida they're up to their usual tricks están haciendo de las suyas I'm sure they're up to something (planning) estoy segura de que algo están tramando or algo se traen entre manos (doing) estoy segura de que algo ( or alguna travesura etc) están haciendo she's up to no good no anda en nada bueno what have you been up to lately? ¿en qué has andado últimamente? the things we used to get up to when we were kids las travesuras que hacíamos cuando éramos chicos or (Esp) pequeños

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There are 5 translations of up in Spanish:

up2

prep

  • 1 1.1 (in upward direction) to go up the stairs/hill subir la escalera/colina he hid the money up the chimney escondió el dinero en la chimenea he kept running up and down the stairs subía y bajaba la escalera corriendo up yours! [vulgar] ¡vete or (Chi, Col) ándate or (RPl) andá a la mierda! [vulgar] 1.2 (at higher level) she stopped halfway up the stairs se detuvo en la mitad de la escalera 50m up the cliff a 50m del pie del acantilado 1.3 (on scale) to move up the league subir en la liga to move up the ranks ascender* further up the salary scale más arriba en el escalafón
  • 2 2.1 (along) to go/come up the river ir*/venir* por el río the journey up the coast el viaje a lo largo de la costa he travels up and down the country viaja por todo el país she walked up and down the room iba de un lado a otro de la habitación 2.2 (further along) the farm is just up the road la granja queda un poco más allá or adelante 20 miles up the road a 20 millas siguiendo la carretera we put in up the coast for supplies hicimos escala más adelante para aprovisionarnos 2.3 (to, in) (BrE) [dialecto/dialect] he's gone up the shop ha ido a la tienda

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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.

There are 5 translations of up in Spanish:

up3

adj

  • 1 (before n) 1.1 (going upward) the up escalator la escalera mecánica para subir 1.2 (to London) (BrE) the up train el tren para Londres
  • 2 (elated) (AmE) [colloquial/familiar] (pred) I feel really up at the moment me siento como en las nubes

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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.

There are 5 translations of up in Spanish:

up4

(-pp-)

vt

vi

  • to up and go/and run agarrar or (esp Esp) coger* e irse*/y echar(se) a correr

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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.

There are 5 translations of up in Spanish:

up5

n

  • on the up (BrE) en aumento gun-related violence is on the up (BrE) la violencia relacionada con armas de fuego está en aumento to be on the up and up (AmE) [colloquial/familiar] (honest) [businessman/salesperson] ser* de buena ley, ser* de fiar (BrE) (succeeding) [business/company] estar* en alza, marchar or ir* cada vez mejor ups and downs vicisitudes (fpl) life's little ups and downs las vicisitudes de la vida their business/marriage has had its ups and downs su negocio/matrimonio ha tenido sus altibajos

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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.