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patada

Translation of patada in English:

sustantivo femenino

  • 1 (puntapié) le dio una patada al balón
    he kicked the ball
    he gave the ball a kick
    me dio una patada por debajo de la mesa
    she gave me a kick o kicked me under the table
    tiró la puerta abajo de una patada
    he kicked the door down
    dio una patada en el suelo
    he stamped his foot
    lo agarraron a patadas (Latin America)
    they kicked him about
    ¡te voy a dar una patada en el culo! [vulgar]
    I'm gonna kick your ass (American English) o (British English) arse [vulgar]
    merece que le den una buena patada en el culo [vulgar]
    he deserves to get his butt kicked (American English) [colloquial]
    he deserves a good kick up the backside (British English) [colloquial]
    a las patadas (Latin America) [colloquial] se llevan a las patadas
    they fight terribly o like cat and dog
    el informe está hecho a las patadas
    the report has just been thrown together
    los tratan a las patadas
    they treat them terribly
    they treat them like dirt [colloquial]
    a patadas [colloquial], trata a la mujer y a los hijos a patadas
    he treats his wife and children really badly
    he treats his wife and children like dirt [colloquial]
    los echaron del bar a patadas
    they were kicked out of the bar
    había comida a patadas
    there was tons o loads o (British English) masses of food
    como una patada [colloquial], cuando me lo dijo me sentó como una patada (en el estómago or hígado)
    when he told me it was like a kick in the teeth [colloquial]
    la cena me sentó como una patada
    what I had for dinner really disagreed with me
    esa camisa le queda como una patada (River Plate area)
    that shirt looks terrible on him
    pintó la pieza pero le quedó como una patada (River Plate area)
    she painted the room but it looked terrible when she'd finished
    darle la patada a alguien
    (empleado)
    to give somebody the push o boot [colloquial]
    (novio)
    to dump somebody [colloquial]
    to give somebody the push [colloquial]
    darse de patadas [colloquial] de la patada (Mexico) [colloquial], este año me ha ido de la patada
    everything has gone wrong for me this year
    el estreno estuvo de la patada
    the premiere was a flop [colloquial]
    me cae de la patada
    I can't stand her [colloquial]
    en dos patadas (Latin America) [colloquial]
    in a flash [colloquial]
    in no time [colloquial]
    me/le da cien patadas [colloquial]
    I/he can't stand it
    it pisses me/him off [slang]
    it ticks me/him off (American English) [colloquial]
    me da cien patadas madrugar
    I can't stand getting up early
    ni a patadas (Mexico) [colloquial]
    no way [colloquial]
    ni a patadas vamos a llegar a tiempo
    there's no way we're going to get there on time
    ser una patada para alguien [colloquial]
    to be one in the eye for somebody [colloquial]

    Compounds

    patada corta

    patada de inicio

    patada fija

    patada voladora

Example sentences
  • Entonce si tendrías capacidad de diálogo a patadas y puñetazos.
  • Al 10 lo agarraban a patadas pero seguía empujando a su equipo.
  • Actuar de esta manera te asegurara una buena patada.

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