Translation of carta in English:

carta

f

  • 2 (naipe) card baraja de cartas deck o (BrE) pack of cards jugar a las cartas to play cards barajar/dar las cartas to shuffle/deal the cards a carta cabal, es honrado a carta cabal he's completely and utterly honest es un caballero a carta cabal he's a perfect o real gentleman echarle las cartas a algn to tell sb's fortune fue a que le echaran las cartas he went to have his fortune told jugar bien las cartas to play one's cards right jugarse la última carta to play one's last card todavía no me he jugado la última carta I still have one card up my sleeve o left to play jugárselo todo a una carta to risk everything on one throw no saber a qué carta quedarse, no sé a qué carta quedarme I don't know what to think, I don't know which story ( o version etc) to believe poner las cartas boca arriba or sobre la mesa to put o lay one's cards on the table tomar cartas en algo to intervene in sth voy a tener que tomar cartas en el asunto I'm going to have to step in o intervene

    Compounds

    cartas de tarot

    cartas del Tarot

    fpl
    • Tarot cards (pl)

    cartas españolas

    fpl
    • Spanish playing cards (pl) (suits: bastos, espadas, copas, oros)

    cartas francesas

    cartas de póker

    fpl
    • French playing cards (pl) (suits: spades, hearts, clubs, diamonds)

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