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Translation of colar in English:

verbo transitivo

verbo intransitivo

  • [familiar] (cuento/historia) no le vayas con esa historia porque no va a colar
    don't try telling him that because it won't wash

also: colarse verbo pronominal

  • 2 2.1 [familiar] (entrar, penetrar) See examples: se cuela una corriente de aire por debajo de la puerta
    there's a draft coming in under the door
    no dejes la puerta entreabierta porque se cuela el olor
    don't leave the door open, it'll let the smell in
    (España) [familiar] (equivocarse)
    to get it wrong
    to be wrong
    2.3 (España) [familiar] (enamorarse) See examples: colarse por alguien
    to fall for somebody
Example sentences
  • A partir de esto se han colado en la lista de los más vendidos.
  • Cuece hasta que las hojas suelten y después cuela bien.
  • Por el techo se colaba el agua durante cada aguacero.

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