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pecho

Translation of pecho in English:

nombre masculino/masculine noun

  • (tórax) chest; (mama) breast dar (el) pecho a un niño to breast-feed o suckle o nurse a child en su pecho aún abrigaba la esperanza de volver [literario/literary] he still nursed in his breast the hope of returning [literario/literary] nadar (estilo) pecho to swim (the) breaststroke abrirle el pecho a algn [literario/literary] to unburden oneself to sb [literario/literary], to pour one's heart out to sb a pecho descubierto boldly echarse algo entre pecho y espalda or (Chile) mandarse algo al pecho [familiar/colloquial] [comida] to put sth away [familiar/colloquial] [bebida] to knock sth back [familiar/colloquial], to down [familiar/colloquial] partirse el pecho to knock oneself out [familiar/colloquial] nos partimos el pecho para terminarlo a tiempo we knocked ourselves out o/or (inglés norteamericano/American English) we worked our butts off trying to get it finished in time [familiar/colloquial] el equipo se partió el pecho para ganar the team went all out to win [familiar/colloquial] sacar pecho (literal) to stick one's chest out (vanagloriarse) (Cono Sur/Southern Cone) [familiar/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 sth to heart [responsabilidad] to take sth 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 o/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

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Spain's literary renaissance, known as the Golden Age (Siglo de Oro/i>), roughly covers the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It includes the Italian-influenced poetry of figures such as Garcilaso de la Vega; the religious verse of Fray Luis de León, Santa Teresa de Ávila and San Juan de la Cruz; picaresque novels such as the anonymous Lazarillo de Tormes and Quevedo's Buscón; Miguel de Cervantes' immortal Don Quijote; the theater of Lope de Vega, and the ornate poetry of Luis de Góngora.