Share this entry
American English: /wɛt/
British English: /wɛt/

Translation of wet in Spanish:

adjective comparative wetter superlative wettest

  • 1 1.1 (moist)
    (damp) húmedo
    your clothes are wet through
    tienes la ropa empapada
    you are wet through
    estás calado hasta los huesos
    estás empapado
    wet paint
    pintura fresca or recién pintado or (Spain also) ojo, pinta
    wet with something
    mojado de algo
    her shirt was wet with sweat
    tenía la camisa mojada de sudor
    her eyes were wet with tears
    tenía los ojos llenos de lágrimas
    to get wet
    you'll get wet
    te vas a mojar
    he got his feet wet
    se mojó los pies
    don't let your camera get wet
    que no se te moje la cámara
    to be all wet (US) [colloquial]
    estar totalmente equivocado
    Example sentences
    • Use of a wet towel or dripping water to induce a perception of suffocating.
    • I'm noticing that the floor is wet - entirely covered in dark liquid.
    • By nightfall there were 20 climbers crowding the shelter and the walls were covered with wet clothes.
    Example sentences
    • Oil paint is a wet mixture of pigments in an oily medium.
    • Painting into wet plaster with water soluble pigments is one of the most difficult of all challenges a painter can face.
    • The cupola and the concrete construction were corroded, the masonry was wet, and plaster work was peeling off.
    1.2 (rainy)
    it's too wet to go out
    llueve demasiado como para salir
    it's been very wet
    ha llovido mucho
    Example sentences
    • The surface of a lava flow weathers, particularly in wet climates, to form a rich, reddish volcanic soil, called a bole.
    • But reality is that no soft shell as comfortable as the Serendipity will keep you dry in a torrential rain or hours of wet sleet.
    • Luck they had indoor entertainment as weather was extremely wet and windy.
  • 2 (allowing sale of alcohol) (US) [colloquial]
    no prohibicionista
  • 3 (ineffectual, foolish)
    (British) [colloquial]
    soso [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • As a died-in-the-wool wet liberal, I'm coming from an altogether different place than Mr. Philips.
    • I'm of the mind this is a good thing, but I am a wet wooly liberal.
    • Call me a wet Guardianista liberal, but a bit of peace, love and understanding wouldn't go astray.

transitive verb present participle wetting past tense & past participle wet or wetted

  • (dampen) humedecer
    to wet one's lips
    mojarse/humedecerse los labios
    to wet the bed
    mojar la cama
    hacerse pipí or pis en la cama
    to wet oneself
    hacerse pipí or pis (encima) [colloquial]
    mearse (colloquial or vulgar)
    I nearly wet myself laughing [colloquial]
    casi me meo de la risa (colloquial or vulgar)
    Example sentences
    • If they seem bent and not curled, a good tip is wetting a Q-Tip and touching it to your lashes, before applying the mascara.
    • After the application of the repellent, subjects were instructed not to rub, touch, or wet the treated arm.
    • Concerned, I checked it and found that it only wet the cover over the pillow and did not seep to the pillow itself.


  • 1 1.1 (wetness) (no plural) there was a patch of wet on the mattress
    el colchón estaba mojado
    Example sentences
    • Sometimes he looks really cute and appealing, and then others he looks like he's been ridden hard and put away wet.
    • There's far too much wet around and I think it's softened my brain.
    • We run together down windows, streaming and sobbing and smashed into one big wet.
    1.2 (rain) [colloquial]come in out of the wet
    entra, no te quedes ahí bajo la lluvia
    Example sentences
    • His head was down and his ears back, his coat somewhat darker with the wet.
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.