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historia

Translation of historia in English:

sustantivo femenino

  • 3 [familiar] 3.1 (cuento, excusa) See examples: ahora me viene con la historia de que le robaron la cartera
    now he's come up with this story o tale about his wallet being stolen
    no me vengas con historias
    don't give me any of your stories
    déjate de historias y dime por qué no viniste ayer
    stop making excuses and tell me why you didn't come yesterday
    ya estoy harta de escuchar siempre la misma historia
    I'm fed up with hearing the same old excuse o story time and again
    [familiar]
    3.2 (asunto) See examples: alguien se quejó de no sé qué historias
    somebody complained about something or other
    [familiar]
    estuvo metido en una historia de drogas
    he was mixed up in some business o something to do with drugs
    [familiar]
    3.3 (lío amoroso)
    [familiar]
    tuvo una historia con una inglesa
    he had a scene with an English girl
Example sentences
  • Los métodos para identificar a las personas han variado a lo largo de la historia.
  • Le dije que leyera novela y que no escribiera historia novelada.
  • La historia de amor que encierra su recuerdo es también conmovedora.

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