Share this entry

jugar

Translation of jugar in English:

verbo intransitivo

  • 3 (factores/elementos) (actuar) See examples: jugar a favor de alguien
    to work in somebody's favor
    jugar en contra de alguien
    to work o count against somebody

verbo transitivo

  • 2 2.1 (apostar) See examples:jugar algo a algo
    to bet something on something
    lo jugó todo al 17
    he bet o put everything he had on number 17
    te juego una cerveza a que me cree
    I bet you a beer he believes me
    2.2 (sortear) See examples: se juega mañana
    the draw takes place tomorrow

also: jugarse verbo pronominal

Example sentences
  • Jugando en casa, la mochila se hace más pesada.
  • Tras un par de horas en línea, dejé de jugar.
  • Para su desarrollo emocional también deberían jugar fuera.

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

QUIZ


    Next Score:
    Word of the day haughty
    Pronunciation: ˈhɔːti
    adjective
    arrogantly superior and disdainful
    Cultural fact of the day

    Carnaval

    Carnaval is the three days of festivities preceding Lent, characterized by costumes, masks, drinking, music, and dancing. Spain's most colorful carnival is in Santa Cruz, Tenerife, and Cadiz's carnival is also famous. In Spanish-speaking Latin America, the carnivals of Uruguay, Bolivia, and Venezuela are very well known.