Translation of callar in English:

callar

vi

  • to be quiet, shut up [colloquial/familiar] calla, que no me dejas oír be quiet o shut up, I can't hear lloró toda la noche, no hubo manera de hacerlo callar he cried all night, nothing we could do would make him stop ya tiene tres niños — ¡calla! [familiar/colloquial] she has three children now — never! o she hasn't! [colloquial/familiar] quien calla otorga silence implies o gives consent

vt

  • 1.1 [secreto] to keep … to oneself intentaron callar estas cifras they attempted to keep these figures quiet 1.2 (AmL) [persona] callen a esos niños get those children to be quiet, shut those kids up, will you? [colloquial/familiar]

callarse v pron

  • 1.1 (guardar silencio) to be quiet ¡cállate! be quiet!, shut up! [colloquial/familiar] ¡cállate la boca! [familiar/colloquial] shut your mouth! [slang/argot] ¿te quieres callar de una vez? will you shut up! cuando entró todos se callaron when he walked in everyone went quiet o stopped talking la próxima vez no me callaré next time I won't keep quiet 1.2 (no decir) [noticia] to keep … quiet, keep … to oneself

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