Translation of cielo in English:

cielo

m

  • 1 (firmamento) sky cielo cubierto/despejado overcast/clear sky el cielo se está despejando the sky is clearing a cielo abierto [Min] opencast (before n) a cielo descubierto in the open aunque se junten el cielo y la tierra not for all the tea in China cambiar del cielo a la tierra (Chi) to change out of all recognition como caído or llovido del cielo (de manera inesperada) out of the blue (oportunamente) este dinero me viene como caído del cielo this money must be heaven-sent, this money is a godsend poner a algn por los cielos to praise sb to the skies remover cielo y tierra to move heaven and earth taparle a algn el cielo con un harnero (RPl) to pull the wool over sb's eyes tocar el cielo con las manos (AmS) , conseguir ese trabajo es tocar el cielo con las manos that job is way out of my reach o I haven't a hope in hell of getting that job [colloquial/familiar] sentí que tocaba el cielo con las manos I was on cloud nine o over the moon [colloquial/familiar]
  • 2 [Relig] 2.1el cielo (Paraíso) heaven ir al cielo to go to heaven clama al cielo, una injusticia que clama al cielo a gross injustice, an outrage clama al cielo que … it's outrageous o a gross injustice that … estar/sentirse en el séptimo cielo to be in seventh heaven, be over the moon ganarse el cielo to earn oneself a place in heaven ver el cielo abierto to see one's chance 2.2 (Dios) el cielo God quiera el cielo que sea así please God it may be so [literary/literario], let's hope so ¡que el cielo no lo permita! heaven o God forbid! 2.3 (como interj) ¡cielos! good heavens!, heavens! ¡cielo santo! or ¡santo cielo! heavens above!

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The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.