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Translation of armar in English:

verbo transitivo

  • 3 [familiar]
    sigan jugando pero sin armar alboroto/jaleo
    carry on playing but don't kick up o make a racket
    armaron un escándalo porque no les quise devolver el dinero
    they caused a real scene o commotion o (inglés norteamericano) ruckus because I wouldn't give them their money back
    they kicked up a terrible fuss because I wouldn't give them their money back
    (inglés británico) [familiar]
    armarla [familiar], no quiero hablar de eso, no tengo ganas de armarla otra vez
    I don't want to talk about that, I don't want to stir things up again o cause any more trouble
    ¡buena la has armado!
    you've really done it now!
    la que me armó porque llegué diez minutos tarde
    you should have seen the way he went on o [familiar] carried on because I was 10 minutes late

also: armarse verbo pronominal

  • 1 1.1 (proveerse de armas)
    to arm oneself
    1.2 (de un utensilio) See examples:armarse de algo
    to arm oneself with something
    lo mejor es armarse de paciencia y esperar
    the best thing is just to be patient o [literario] to arm yourself with patience and wait
    tuvo que armarse de valor y decírselo
    he had to pluck up courage o [literario] arm himself with courage and tell her
  • 2 2.1 [familiar] (lío/jaleo) ¡qué lío/jaleo se armó! nadie se ponía de acuerdo
    there was a real commotion o it was pandemonium, nobody could agree on anything
    se armó una discusión terrible
    a terrible argument broke out
    there was a terrible argument
    2.2 [familiar] (persona) (lío) me armé un lío con tanto número
    I got into a mess o (inglés británico) muddle with all those numbers
    I got confused with all those numbers
Example sentences
  • Allí quiero ver a la Doctora armando una buena plancha presidencial.
  • El joven se arma de valor, se le acerca y lo saluda.
  • Pasaba tratando de armar el rompecabezas, pero me faltaban elementos.

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