There are 3 translations of sonar in English:

sonar1

vi

  • 1 1.1 [teléfono/timbre] to ring la alarma estuvo sonando toda la noche the alarm was ringing all night el despertador sonó a las cinco the alarm went off at five o'clock sonó un disparo there was a shot, a shot rang out, I/you/he heard a shot cuando suena la sirena when the siren goes, when you hear the siren sonaron las doce en el reloj del Ayuntamiento the Town Hall clock struck twelve ¡cómo me suenan las tripas! [familiar/colloquial] my tummy's rumbling [colloquial/familiar] 1.2 [letra] la 'e' final no suena you don't pronounce the final 'e', the final 'e' is not pronounced o is silent
  • 3 3.1 (resultar conocido) (+ me/te/le etc) me suena tu cara I know your face from somewhere, your face is o looks familiar ¿de qué me suena ese nombre/esa canción? where do I know that name from/that song from? me suena haberlo oído antes it rings a bell o it sounds familiar ¿te suena este refrán? does this proverb ring a bell (with you) o sound familiar to you?, have you heard this proverb before?, do you know this proverb? 3.2 (parecer) sonar a algo to sound like sth me suena a una de sus invenciones it sounds to me like one of his stories

vt

sonarse v pron

  • tb sonarse la nariz to blow one's nose

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There are 3 translations of sonar in English:

sonar2

m

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Word of the day mandado
adj
es muy mandado = he's a real opportunist …
Cultural fact of the day

The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.

There are 3 translations of sonar in English:

soñar

vt

vi

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Word of the day mandado
adj
es muy mandado = he's a real opportunist …
Cultural fact of the day

The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.