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bulto

Translation of bulto in English:

nombre masculino/masculine noun

  • 1 1.1 (cuerpo, forma) a lo lejos vi un bulto que se movía I saw a shape moving in the distance solo distingo bultos I can only make out vague shapes un toro que va al bulto a bull that goes straight for the body se le notaba el bulto de la pistola debajo de la chaqueta you could see the bulge o/or form of the gun under his jacket 1.2 (volumen) bulk cosas ligeras y de poco bulto light things that don't take up too much space o/or that aren't too bulky no pesa pero hace mucho bulto it isn't heavy but it takes up a lot of space o/or it's very bulky errores de bulto glaring errors a bulto [familiar/colloquial], no sé las cantidades, siempre lo echo todo a bulto I don't know the quantities, I just guess así, a bulto, yo diría que hay unas 500 personas at a guess o/or off the top of my head, I'd say there are about 500 people cuanto or a menos bulto más claridad, déjalo que se vaya, cuanto menos bulto más claridad let him go, the fewer, the better tiremos todo esto, cuanto menos bulto más claridad let's throw all this out, it's just getting in the way o/or then we may be able to see what we're doing hacer bulto to swell the numbers
  • 3 3.1 (paquete, bolsa) ¿cuántos bultos llevas? how many pieces of luggage do you have? bulto de mano piece o item of hand baggage o luggage salió de la tienda cargada de bultos she came out of the shop laden with packages ( o/or bags etc) 3.2 (Colombia) (saco) sack escurrir el bulto [familiar/colloquial], en cuanto hay que arrimar el hombro, escurre el bulto when we/they have to get down to some work he ducks out [familiar/colloquial] cuando se lo preguntamos trató de escurrir el bulto when we asked her about it she tried to dodge the issue llevar del bulto (Colombia) [familiar/colloquial], siempre nos toca llevar del bulto we always get the worst of things o/or get a raw deal ¿cómo anda? — llevado del bulto how are you? — I'm having a bit of a rough time of it [familiar/colloquial]

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