Translation of face in Spanish:
- 1 countable 1.1 (of person, animal) his face was badly scarredtenía la cara llena de cicatricesshe has a thin/oval facetiene la or una cara delgada/ovaladaher whole face lit upse le iluminó la cara or el rostro or el semblanteif your face doesn't fit …si no le/les caes bien …face down(ward)/up(ward) I'm not just a pretty face, you know!no te creas que soy tan tontathere were a few red faces about itmás de uno se puso colorado por esoI must put my face on o do my face [humorous]
a más de uno se le cayó la cara de vergüenza por esotengo que maquillarme or pintarmeshe put on a brave face for the funeralse mantuvo compuesta para el funeralto feed o stuff one's face [colloquial]atiborrarse de comidato slap somebody in the face
ponerse morado (Spain) [colloquial]darle una bofetada or (Latin America) cachetada a alguienin the face of somethingin the face of stiff opposition
cruzarle la cara a alguienen medio de or ante una fuerte oposiciónit's hard to maintain standards in the face of rising costses difícil mantener los niveles de calidad con los costos en aumentoto blow up in somebody's facesalir malto fall flat on one's facecaerse de bruces(blunder) darse de naricesto fly in the face of something to laugh on the other side of one's faceyou'll laugh on the other side of your face when you're fired!¡se te van a acabar las ganas de reír(te) cuando te despidan!to somebody's facea or en la caraI told him to his facese lo dije a or en la carato set one's face against somebody/somethingoponerse decididamente a alguien/algoto show one's face she never showed her face all eveningno le vimos el pelo or no apareció en toda la nochehe'll never dare show his face here againno va a atreverse a aparecer por aquíto stare somebody in the facethe book/solution was staring me in the facetenía el libro/la solución delante de las naricesruin was staring him in the faceestaba a un paso de la ruinato talk/argue/shout until one/somebody is blue in the facehablar/discutir/gritar hasta cansarseExample sentences1.2 (person) a new face
una cara nuevaalways the same (old) faces!¡siempre las mismas caras (conocidas)!a familiar faceuna cara conocidaI'd know that face anywhere!esa cara la reconocería en cualquier sitioI know that face from somewhereme parece cara conocidaI never forget a faceno se me borra una cara1.3 (expression) you should have seen her face
- My voice broke and the tears fell down my face as I wrapped my arms around his solid torso.
- It would be interesting to know is whether people with symmetrical faces have longer life expectancies.
- In his dream he looked upon the moon and saw the face of the goddess looking down upon her people.
nunca olvido una caratendrías que haber visto la cara que pusoa face as long as a fiddlecara largahe had a face as long as a fiddleandaba con cara largato have a face like a funeraltener cara de entierro or de velorioto keep a straight faceI could hardly keep a straight facecasi no podía aguantarme (de) la risato make o (in British English also) pull a faceponer mala carathe children were making faces at each otherlos niños se hacían muecasshe pulled a long face to put a brave o bold face on somethingshe put a brave o bold face on it(le) puso al mal tiempo buena carato put the best face on somethingthey decided to put the best face on her misdemeanorsle restaron importancia a su mal comportamientoExample sentences
- I watched some pretty serious faces as shooters battled it out for 15th or 20th place in a category.
- I looked around the room, watching the girls' faces change from looks of accusation to pity and understanding.
- I joked, watching as their faces twist with frustration, annoyed that I was avoiding the subject.
- 2 2.1 (appearance, nature) (no plural) the changing face of America/societyla cambiante fisonomía de América/la sociedadon the face of itExample sentences2.2 countable (aspect) the many faces of industry
las muchas caras de la industriasocialism with a human facesocialismo de rostro humano2.3 uncountable (dignity) to lose facedesprestigiarseto save face loss of face 2.4 uncountable (insolence) [dated]to have the face to +
- Here was a problem that amounted to rather more than an unsightly flaw on the face of the splendid facade of classical physics.
- These mountain are most assuredly another of the distinctive four faces of Algeria.
- Although alcoholism remains the number one dependency problem among judges and lawyers, the face of addiction continues to change.
infinitivetener la desfachatez de + infinitive
- 3 countable (in geometry)Example sentences
- To solve the problem, Vinson opted to use polyhedra that have more vertices than faces.
- The faces of the polyhedron appear to consist of two equilateral triangles and six somewhat irregular pentagons.
- This time, it had the shape of a trapezoid on four faces, making it look like a thimble with four right angles.
- 4 countable 4.1 (of coin, medal)Example sentences4.2 (of clock, watch)
Example sentences4.3 (of building)
- But high returns and high risk are two faces of the same coin.
- He drew a quick rendition of the two faces of the coin the Lujar had shown him.
- The poet's eye can see the two faces of the coin simultaneously.
- And I love how one of the clock faces of the Fendi Secret Dual Time watch is always very subtly covered.
- Watch faces, found at flea markets and removed from their bands, are arranged precisely on a tray.
- Here, traditional analogue clocks with crisp modern faces sit within achingly fashionable hoods.
- The glazed faces of the building terminate campus circulation routes.
- The four distinct faces of the building force a process of scanning and mental reassembly at the scale of the whole wall.
- The windows on these faces look into narrow protected alleys or the small courtyard between the houses.
- 5 countable 5.1 (of mountainside, cliff)Example sentences5.2→ coalface
- These have produced scarps with vertical cliff faces up to 800 meters high.
- Springs can occur in uplands if zones of perched water extend laterally to cliff faces or other steep slopes.
- Such people were the first to leave the cave and see what was on the other side of the cliff face.
- 1 (be opposite) she turned to face him/the wallse volvió hacia él/la paredhe was sitting facing the wallestaba sentado en frente de la paredthe children lined up facing each otherlos niños formaron dos filas frente a frentethe illustration facing page ninela ilustración que está frente a la página nuevethis wall faces the squareesta pared da a la plazathe hotel faces the seaExample sentences
- But if the same side of the Moon always faces Earth, there should be no lunar tides.
- On the bungalow the porch faces the ocean.
- Frankie sat facing the door that opened onto the back porch.
- 2 (confront)(opponent/rival/superior)the two teams will face each other in June
enfrentarse alos dos equipos se enfrentarán en junioI don't know how I'll face him when he finds outno sé cómo le podré dar la cara cuando se entereto be faced with somethingestar or verse frente a or ante algowe are faced with a serious problemestamos or nos vemos frente a or ante un grave problemalet's face it, we have no alternative
se nos plantea un grave problemaseamos realistas, no nos queda otra alternativathey're right, let's face ittienen razón, hay que reconocerloExample sentences
- I am delighted that Scotland on Sunday is forcing society to face up to the crisis in our schools.
- We must not be afraid to face up to and express the cause and nature of those fears.
- It has been an ordeal, but sometimes, we just have to face up to things, ya know?
- 3 3.1 (be presented with)enfrentarse or hacer frente aI face that problem every daytodos los días me encuentro con or me enfrento a un problema asíwe face heavy increases next yearel año que viene tendremos que hacer frente a fuertes gastosExample sentences3.2 (contemplate willingly) I can't face going through all that again
no podría volver a pasar por todo esoI don't think I could face another bowl of ricecreo que si me dan otro plato de arroz me muerohe couldn't face a future without herno se sentía capaz de enfrentar el futuro sin ella3.3 (lie ahead of) several problems face usse nos presentan or se nos plantean varios problemasdefeat faces us unless we act at oncesi no actuamos inmediatamente nos espera la derrota
- Hence, humanity is faced with a different warfare that of spiritual and moral warfare.
- That's the bottom line city councillors were faced with this week as they continued along the 2004 budget path.
- In the past, novice readers who hoped to understand a classic text were faced with having to negotiate layers of annotation.
- 4 4.1 (Construction)(wall/surface)the front of the house is faced in/with stone
recubrirel frente de la casa está recubierto de piedraExample sentences4.2 (Clothing)
(sleeve/collar)the cuffs were faced with velvet
- Dining room and kitchen cabinets and drawers are faced with predominantly gray and blue laminate.
- The pedestal or ground floor of the main building is faced with granite from Little Cottonwood Canyon.
- If you turn off Tottenham Court Road onto Chenies Street you will see in front of you a building faced with a stone which reflects like a mirror on a sunny day.
forrar (por fuera)los puños eran de terciopelo
- the house faces north(ward)/east(ward)la casa está orientada or da al norte/estethe balcony faces out over the squareel balcón da or mira a la plazashe walked facing into the windcaminaba contra el vientoI was facing the other waymiraba para el otro ladoabout face!¡media vuelta!right face/left face!¡a la derecha/izquierda!Example sentences
- This building faces onto Blaxland road and Lane Cove road.
- Although most rock shelters open on three sides, the Eagle Rock site faces north and is open on only one side.
- A breakfast room, which has recently been added onto the kitchen, faces onto the courtyard through a French door.
- 1verb + adverb (turn)
- we have to face up to the fact that …
(soldiers)2verb + object + adverb (cause to turn)
dar media vuelta
dar media vuelta
mandar dar media vuelta a
mandar dar media vuelta a
hacerle frente a
hacer frente a
hacer frente a
tenemos que aceptar or reconocer que …
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