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día

Translation of día in English:

sustantivo masculino

  • 3
    (tiempo indeterminado)
    day
    tienes que pasar por casa un día
    you must drop in sometime o some day o one day
    si un día te aburres y te quieres ir …
    if one day you get fed up and you want to leave …
    ya me lo agradecerás algún día
    you'll thank me for it one day
    el día que tengas hijos, sabrás lo que es
    when you have children of your own, you'll know just what it involves
    ¿cuándo será el día que te vea entusiasmada?
    when will I ever see you show some enthusiasm?
    si el plan se realiza algún día
    if the plan is ever put into effect
    if the plan is one day put into effect
    lo haremos otro día
    we'll do it another o some other time
    cualquier día de estos
    any day now
    un día de estos ¡hasta otro día!
    so long!
    see you!
    ¡cualquier día! [irónico], podríamos invitarlos a cenar — ¡cualquier día!
    we could have them round for dinner — over my dead body!
    cualquier día vuelvo yo a prestarle el coche
    that's the last time I lend him the car
    no way will I ever lend him the car again! [familiar]
    quizás nos ofrece más dinero — ¡cualquier día!
    maybe he'll offer us more money — sure, and pigs might fly! [ironic]
    el día menos pensado en su día, compraremos las provisiones en su día
    we'll buy our supplies later on o in due course
    dio lugar a un gran escándalo en su día
    it caused a huge scandal in its day o time
    un buen día
    one fine day
  • 4
    also: días masculino plural
    (vida, tiempo)
    days plural
    tiene los días contados
    his days are numbered
    he won't last long
    desde el siglo XVII hasta nuestros días
    from the 17th Century to the present day
    en días de tu bisabuelo
    back in your great-grandfather's day o time
    estar en sus días (México) [familiar]
    to have one's period

Cultural Note: Día de la Raza

In Latin America, the anniversary of Columbus's discovery of America, October 12. In Spain it is known as día de la Hispanidad. It symbolizes the cultural ties shared by Spanish-speaking countries.

Cultural Note: Día del Trabajo

In Latin America and Spain, Labor Day is celebrated on May Day. In many Latin American countries, where workers still suffer greatly from low wages and bad working conditions, May Day celebrations often have strong overtones of protest.

Cultural Note: Día de todos los Santos or (in Spain) de los Difuntos or (in Latin America) de los Muertos

Celebrated on November 1, is a day when people place flowers on the graves of loved ones. In Mexico it is common to hold a party by the grave. A feast is prepared, in which the dead person is symbolically included.

Cultural Note: Día de los (Santos) Inocentes

On December 28 people in the Spanish-speaking world celebrate the Feast of the Holy Innocents, a religious festival commemorating the New Testament story of the massacre of the "Innocents", by playing practical jokes, or inocentadas, on one another. The classic inocentada is to hang paper dolls on someone's back without their knowing. Spoof news stories also appear in newspapers and the media.

Cultural Note: Día de todos los Santos or (in Spain) de los Difuntos or (in Latin America) de los Muertos

Celebrated on November 1, is a day when people place flowers on the graves of loved ones. In Mexico it is common to hold a party by the grave. A feast is prepared, in which the dead person is symbolically included.

Cultural Note: Día de todos los Santos or (in Spain) de los Difuntos or (in Latin America) de los Muertos

Celebrated on November 1, is a day when people place flowers on the graves of loved ones. In Mexico it is common to hold a party by the grave. A feast is prepared, in which the dead person is symbolically included.
Example sentences
  • Menuda labor la que les espera a ambos en estos próximos días.
  • Consta oficio de ese mismo día, librado por la C...
  • Sistema de seguridad de video cámaras y está abierto los 365 días del año.

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