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paz

Translation of paz in English:

nombre femenino/feminine noun

  • 1.1 [Militar/Military] [Política/Politics] peace firmar la paz to sign a peace agreement o/or treaty en épocas de paz in peacetime estar or quedar en paz [familiar/colloquial] to be quits o/or even [familiar/colloquial] hacer las paces to make it up, make up poner paz to make peace y en paz [familiar/colloquial], si no tienes las seis libras dame cinco y en paz if you haven't got six pounds, give me five and we'll call it quits [familiar/colloquial] si no lo quieres hacer me lo dices y en paz if you don't want to do it, just tell me and that'll be an end to it nos dijeron en dos palabras cómo había que hacerlo y en paz they explained very briefly how to do it and that was that 1.2 (calma) peace en busca de paz y tranquilidad in search of peace and tranquillity el marido no la deja vivir en paz her husband doesn't give her a moment's peace ¡deja en paz el reloj/al gato! leave the clock/the cat alone! ¡déjame en paz! leave me alone! déjala en paz, está estudiando leave her alone o/or leave her in peace, she's studying vivir en paz consigo mismo to be at peace with oneself descanse en paz [formal] rest in peace [formal] tu abuelo, que en paz descanse, se horrorizaría your grandfather, God rest his soul, would be horrified

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