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pecho

Translation of pecho in English:

masculine noun

  • (tórax) chest
    (mama) breast
    dar (el) pecho a un niño
    to breast-feed or suckle or nurse a child
    en su pecho aún abrigaba la esperanza de volver [literary]
    he still nursed in his breast the hope of returning [literary]
    nadar (estilo) pecho
    to swim (the) breaststroke
    abrirle el pecho a alguien [literary]
    to unburden oneself to somebody [literary]
    to pour one's heart out to somebody
    a pecho descubierto echarse algo entre pecho y espalda or (Chile) mandarse algo al pecho [colloquial]
    (comida)
    to put something away [colloquial]
    (bebida)
    to knock something back [colloquial]
    to down [colloquial]
    partirse el pecho
    to knock oneself out [colloquial]
    nos partimos el pecho para terminarlo a tiempo
    we knocked ourselves out trying to get it finished in time [colloquial]
    we worked our butts off trying to get it finished in time (US) [colloquial]
    el equipo se partió el pecho para ganar
    the team went all out to win [colloquial]
    sacar pecho
    (literal) to stick one's chest out
    (vanagloriarse) (Southern Cone) [colloquial]
    to brag
    show off
    le gusta sacar pecho con que el hijo es médico
    she likes to brag about her son being a doctor
    tomarse algo a pecho
    (crítica)
    to take something to heart
    (responsabilidad)
    to take something seriously
    se toma el trabajo demasiado a pecho
    she takes her work too seriously
    a lo hecho, pecho
    what's done is done
    no me gusta como lo han organizado pero a lo hecho, pecho
    I don't like the way it's been organized but we'll just have to live with it or we'll just have to make the best of a bad job
    tú les dijiste que sí, ahora a lo hecho, pecho
    you agreed to it and now you'll just have to go through with it
Example sentences
  • Incluso los gases le producían dolor en el pecho.
  • Una mujer tiene un disparo en el pecho que la mantiene grave.
  • El bebé tiene que estar a la altura del pecho.
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