Translation of ear in Spanish:

ear

Pronunciation: /ɪr; ɪə(r)/

n

  • 1 1.1 [Anat] (organ) oído (m) ; (outer part) oreja (f) he has big ears tiene orejas grandes the inner/middle/outer ear el oído interno/medio/externo ear, nose and throat department el departamento de otorrinolaringología or de oído, nariz y garganta to grin from ear to ear sonreír* de oreja a oreja to listen with a sympathetic ear escuchar con actitud comprensiva to listen with half an ear escuchar a medias her ears must be burning le deben estar ardiendo las orejas or zumbando los oídos to be all ears ser* todo oídos to bend sb's ear [colloquial/familiar] darle* la lata a algn [familiar/colloquial] to be out on one's ear [colloquial/familiar] you'll be out on your ear te van a poner de patitas en la calle [familiar/colloquial] to be up to one's ears in debt/trouble/work estar* hasta aquí or hasta las orejas de deudas/problemas/trabajo to be wet behind the ears estar* verde , no tener* experiencia to come to sb's ears llegar* a oídos de algn to fall down about o around one's ears the house is falling down around our ears la casa se nos está viniendo abajo or cayendo a pedazos it brought their dreams crashing down about their ears echó por tierra sus ilusiones to fall on deaf ears caer* en oídos sordos to give sb a thick ear [colloquial/familiar] darle* una torta or un moquete a algn [familiar/colloquial] to go in one ear and out the other [colloquial/familiar] I've told her a thousand times, but it just goes in one ear and out the other se lo he dicho mil veces, pero le entra por un oído y le sale por el otro to have/keep one's ear to the ground mantenerse* atento to have sb's ear gozar* de la confianza de algn to lend an ear to sb prestarle atención a algn to pin back one's ears now pin back your ears [colloquial/familiar] escuchen bien, paren la oreja (AmL) [familiar/colloquial] I'll pin back his ears for him! (AmE) [colloquial/familiar] le voy a dar un buen tirón de orejas [familiar/colloquial] see pin back to prick up one's ears [person] aguzar* el oído , parar la(s) oreja(s) (AmL) [familiar/colloquial] (lit) [dog/horse] levantar or (AmL) parar las orejas to set sb by the ears the will set the whole family by the ears el testamento sembró la discordia entre or enemistó a los miembros de la familia to set sth on its ear (AmE) causar revuelo en algo, revolucionar algo to turn a deaf ear to sb/sth hacer* oídos sordos a algn/algo 1.2 (sense of hearing) oído (m) pleasing to the ear agradable al oído to have a good ear for music/languages tener* oído para la música/los idiomas to play an instrument/a piece by ear tocar* un instrumento/una pieza de oído to play it by ear what are you going to say? — I don't know, I'll just have to play it by ear ¿qué vas a decir? — no sé, ya veré llegado el momento or sobre la marcha

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