There are 2 translations of build in Spanish:

build1

(past & past p built)
Pronunciation: /bɪld/

vt

vi

Phrasal verbs

build in

v + o + adv, v + adv + o

build on

v + prep + o
agregar* the kitchen was built on later la cocina se agregó más tarde

build up

v + o + adv, v + adv + o 1.1 (make bigger, stronger) [muscles] fortalecer* to build up one's strength fortalecerse* 1.2 (accumulate) [supplies/experience] acumular; [reserves] acrecentar* they are building up their forces in the area están intensificando su presencia militar en la zona 1.3 (develop) [reputation] forjarse; [confidence] desarrollar; [speed] agarrar or (Esp) coger* to build up one's hopes hacerse* ilusiones to build up the tension hacer* que la tensión vaya en aumento they've built up a strong friendship se han hecho muy amigos he built the firm up from nothing levantó la empresa de la nada 1.4 (praise) [colloquial/familiar] poner* por las nubes [familiar/colloquial] they build you up and then they knock you down te ponen por las nubes y luego te echan por tierra [familiar/colloquial] he was built up to be the next world champion llegaron a decir que sería el próximo campeón mundial 1.1v + adv 2.1 (accumulate) [dirt] acumularse, juntarse, irse* acumulando or juntando their debts had built up sus deudas se habían ido acumulando 2.2 (increase, develop) [pressure/noise] ir* en aumento his resentment had built up había ido acumulando rencorto build up to sth the tension builds up to a climax la tensión va en aumento hasta llegar a un punto culminante I think he's building up to a nervous breakdown creo que va camino de una crisis nerviosa 2.3 (grow up) [town/settlement] crecer*

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There are 2 translations of build in Spanish:

build2

n

  • 1 c (body proportions) complexión (f) with a slim/an athletic build de complexión delgada/atlética the build of a swimmer el físico de un nadador

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In Santiago, Chile, there are almost a dozen newspapers. The most important dailies are El Mercurio (www.elmercurio.cl), founded in 1900, La Nación, and La Tercera (www.tercera.cl).