There are 2 translations of ball in Spanish:

ball1

Pronunciation: /bɔːl/

n

  • 1 c 1.1 (in baseball, golf) pelota (f) , bola (f) ; (in basketball, football) pelota (f) (esp AmL) , balón (m) (esp Esp) ; (in billiards, croquet) bola (f) fast/low/easy ball pelota or bola rápida/baja/fácil the ball is in his/your court le corresponde a él/te corresponde a ti dar el próximo paso to be on the ball [colloquial/familiar] andar* con cuatro ojos [familiar/colloquial], ser* muy espabilado to carry the ball (AmE) llevar la batuta or la voz cantante to drop o fumble the ball (lit: in US football) (AmE) fumblear you know he won't drop o fumble the ball ya sabes que no nos va a fallar to set o start/keep the ball rolling poner*/mantener* las cosas en marcha or en movimiento 1.2 (delivery by pitcher) bola (f)
  • 2 u
    (baseball)
    2.1 (AmE) béisbol (m) 2.2 (game) to play ball (with sb) (lit: play game) jugar* a la pelota (con algn) he wouldn't play ball with the police [colloquial/familiar] no quiso colaborar or cooperar con la policía we tried to persuade him but he wouldn't play ball [colloquial/familiar] intentamos convencerlo, pero no quiso saber de nada
  • 3 3.1 c (round mass) bola (f) ; (of string, wool) ovillo (m) shape the dough/mixture into balls formar bolas con la masa/mezcla she was curled up in a ball estaba hecha un ovillo ball and chain grillos (mpl) or grilletes (mpl) y cadenas the whole ball of wax (AmE) toda la historia [familiar/colloquial] he bought it, the whole ball of wax se tragó toda la historia [familiar/colloquial] 3.2 c u [Hist] [Mil] bala (f) 3.3 c [Anat] the ball of the foot la parte anterior de la planta del pie the ball of the thumb la base del pulgar
  • 4
    (balls pl)
    [vulgar] 4.1 (testicles) huevos (mpl) [vulgar], pelotas (fpl) [vulgar] , cojones (mpl) [vulgar] , tanates (mpl) (Méx) [vulgar] to kick sb in the balls darle* a algn una patada en los huevos ( or las pelotas etc) to have balls tener* los cojones or los huevos bien puestos [vulgar], tenerlos* bien puestos or tenerlas* bien puestas [familiar/colloquial] to have sb by the balls tener* a algn bien agarrado 4.2 (nonsense) pendejadas (fpl) or (Andes, Ven) huevadas (fpl) or (Esp) gilipolleces (fpl) or (Col, RPl) boludeces (fpl) [vulgar] balls to them! ¡que se vayan a la mierda! [vulgar]
  • 5 c (dance) baile (m) to have a ball [colloquial/familiar] divertirse* de lo lindo or como loco [familiar/colloquial] what a ball! ¡qué divertido!

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There are 2 translations of ball in Spanish:

ball2

vt

  • 2 (have sex with) (AmE) [slang/argot], echarse un polvo con [argot/slang], tirarse [(vulg]

vi

Phrasal verbs

ball up

(BrE) balls up v + o + adv, v + adv + o
(spoil) [slang/argot] [plans/task] joder [vulgar] , fastidiar [familiar/colloquial]

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Cultural fact of the day

The name of the autonomous governments of Catalonia and Valencia is generalitat. A great deal of power has now been transferred to them from central government. The medieval term generalitat was revived in 1932, when Catalonia voted for its own devolved government. After the Civil War, it was abolished by Franco but was restored in 1978, with the establishment of comunidades autónomascomunidad autónoma. The Valencian Generalitat is keen to preserve the traditions of the region from Catalan influence.