There are 2 translations of muerto in English:

muerto1

(-ta)

adj

  • 1[estar] 1.1 [persona/animal/planta] dead sus padres están muertos her parents are dead resultaron muertos 30 mineros 30 miners died o were killed se busca vivo o muerto wanted dead or alive lo dieron por muerto he was given up for dead soldados muertos en combate soldiers who died in action lo encontraron más muerto que vivo [familiar/colloquial] when they found him he was more dead than alive muerto y enterrado dead and buried, over and done with [colloquial/familiar] ni muerto or muerta no way [colloquial/familiar], no chance [colloquial/familiar] caer 2 1 2 1.2 [familiar/colloquial] (cansado) dead beat [colloquial/familiar] 1.3 [familiar/colloquial] (pasando, padeciendo)muerto de algo estábamos muertos de hambre/frío/sueño we were starving/freezing/dead-tired [colloquial/familiar] estaba muerto de miedo he was scared stiff [colloquial/familiar], he was rigid with fear muerto de angustia sick with worry muerto de (la) risa [familiar/colloquial], estaba muerto de risa delante del televisor he was sitting in front of the television laughing his head off o killing himself laughing un vestido tan caro y lo tienes ahí muerto de risa that's a really expensive dress and you leave it just gathering dust [colloquial/familiar]
  • 2 (como pp) [lenguaje periodístico/journalese] fue muerto a tiros he was shot dead las dos personas que fueron muertas por los terroristas the two people killed by the terrorists

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There are 2 translations of muerto in English:

muerto2

(-ta)

m,f

  • 1 (persona muerta) hubo dos muertos en el accidente two people died o were killed in the accident los muertos de la guerra the war dead las campanas doblaron or tocaron a muerto the bells sounded the death knell [literary/literario] lo juro por mis muertos [familiar/colloquial] I swear on my mother's grave o life hacerse el muerto to pretend to be dead, play possum cargar con el muerto [familiar/colloquial], como nadie se ofrece, siempre tengo que cargar con el muerto nobody else volunteers so I'm always left to do the dirty work se fueron sin pagar y me tocó cargar con el muerto they took off and left me to pick up the tab [colloquial/familiar] ese muerto no lo cargo yo don't look at me! [colloquial/familiar] cargarle el muerto a algn [familiar/colloquial], (responsabilizar) to pin the blame on sb (endilgarle la tarea) to give sb the dirty work [colloquial/familiar] está como para resucitar a los muertos it goes right to the spot o really hits the spot [colloquial/familiar] hacer el muerto to float on one's back levantar el muerto [familiar/colloquial] to pick up the tab [colloquial/familiar] poner los muertos, en esa guerra nosotros hemos puesto los muertos we provided the cannon fodder in that war un muerto de hambre [familiar/colloquial], no comas de esa manera, que pareces un muerto de hambre don't eat like that, anyone would think you hadn't had a meal in weeks una chica tan bien y se ha casado con ese muerto de hambre such a nice girl and she's gone and got married to that nobody [colloquial/familiar] el muerto al hoyo y el vivo al bollo dead men have no friends

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Today is Fiesta de Santiago (St James' Day). The famous Camino de Santiago, the pilgrimage of thousands of people from all over Spain and many other parts of Europe to the holy city of Santiago de Compostela, takes place in the week leading up to St James' Day, 25 July. The city also has its fiestas around this time. The streets are full of musicians and performers for two weeks of celebrations culminating in the Festival del Apóstol.