Translation of face in Spanish:
- 1 countable 1.1 (of person, animal) his face was badly scarredshe has a thin/oval facetenía la cara llena de cicatricesher whole face lit uptiene la or una cara delgada/ovaladaif your face doesn't fit …se le iluminó la cara or el rostro or el semblanteface down(ward)/up(ward) I'm not just a pretty face, you know!si no le/les caes bien …there were a few red faces about itno te creas que soy tan tontaI must put my face on o do my face [humorous]más de uno se puso colorado por esoa más de uno se le cayó la cara de vergüenza por esoshe put on a brave face for the funeraltengo que maquillarme or pintarmeto feed o stuff one's face [colloquial]se mantuvo compuesta para el funeralto slap somebody in the faceatiborrarse de comidain the face of somethingin the face of stiff oppositiondarle una bofetada or (Latin America) cachetada a alguiencruzarle la cara a alguienit's hard to maintain standards in the face of rising costsen medio de or ante una fuerte oposiciónto blow up in somebody's facees difícil mantener los niveles de calidad con los costos en aumentoto fall flat on one's facesalir malcaerse de bruces(blunder)to 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!darse de naricesto somebody's face¡se te van a acabar las ganas de reír(te) cuando te despidan!I told him to his facea or en la carato set one's face against somebody/somethingse lo dije a or en la carato show one's face she never showed her face all eveningoponerse decididamente a alguien/algohe'll never dare show his face here againno le vimos el pelo or no apareció en toda la nocheto stare somebody in the facethe book/solution was staring me in the faceno va a atreverse a aparecer por aquíruin was staring him in the facetenía el libro/la solución delante de las naricesto talk/argue/shout until one/somebody is blue in the faceestaba a un paso de la ruinahablar/discutir/gritar hasta cansarseExample sentences1.2 (person) See examples: a new face
always the same (old) faces!una cara nuevaa familiar face¡siempre las mismas caras (conocidas)!I'd know that face anywhere!una cara conocidaI know that face from somewhereesa cara la reconocería en cualquier sitioI never forget a faceme parece cara conocida1.3 (expression) you should have seen her faceno se me borra una caranunca olvido una caraa face as long as a fiddletendrías que haber visto la cara que pusohe had a face as long as a fiddlecara largato have a face like a funeralandaba con cara largato keep a straight faceI could hardly keep a straight facetener cara de entierro or de velorioto make o (in British English also) pull a facecasi no podía aguantarme (de) la risathe children were making faces at each otherponer mala carashe pulled a long face to put a brave o bold face on somethingshe put a brave o bold face on itlos niños se hacían muecasto put the best face on somethingthey decided to put the best face on her misdemeanors(le) puso al mal tiempo buena carale restaron importancia a su mal comportamientoExample sentences
- 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.
- 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/societyon the face of it 2.2 countable (aspect) the many faces of industryla cambiante fisonomía de América/la sociedadsocialism with a human facelas muchas caras de la industria2.3 uncountable (dignity) See examples: to lose facesocialismo de rostro humanoto save face loss of face 2.4 uncountable (insolence) [dated]to have the face to +desprestigiarsequedar mal
infinitivetener la desfachatez de + infinitiveExample sentences
- 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.
- 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) 4.2 (of clock, watch)Example sentences4.3 (of building)
- 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.
- 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.
- 5 countable 5.1 (of mountainside, cliff) 5.2→ coalfaceExample sentences
- 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) See examples: she turned to face him/the wallhe was sitting facing the wallse volvió hacia él/la paredthe children lined up facing each otherestaba sentado en frente de la paredthe illustration facing page ninelos niños formaron dos filas frente a frentethis wall faces the squarela ilustración que está frente a la página nuevethe hotel faces the seaesta pared da a la plazaExample 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 Juneenfrentarse aI don't know how I'll face him when he finds outlos dos equipos se enfrentarán en junioto be faced with somethingno sé cómo le podré dar la cara cuando se enterewe are faced with a serious problemestar or verse frente a or ante algolet's face it, we have no alternativeestamos or nos vemos frente a or ante un grave problemase nos plantea un grave problemathey're right, let's face itseamos realistas, no nos queda otra alternativatienen razón, hay que reconocerlo
- 3 3.1 (be presented with)I face that problem every dayenfrentarse or hacer frente awe face heavy increases next yeartodos los días me encuentro con or me enfrento a un problema así3.2 (contemplate willingly) See examples: I can't face going through all that againel año que viene tendremos que hacer frente a fuertes gastosI don't think I could face another bowl of riceno podría volver a pasar por todo esohe couldn't face a future without hercreo que si me dan otro plato de arroz me muerono se sentía capaz de enfrentar el futuro sin ellaExample sentences3.3 (lie ahead of) See examples: several problems face us
defeat faces us unless we act at oncese nos presentan or se nos plantean varios problemassi no actuamos inmediatamente nos espera la derrotaExample 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?
- 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 (Constr)(wall/surface)the front of the house is faced in/with stone4.2 (Clothing)el frente de la casa está recubierto de piedra(sleeve/collar)the cuffs were faced with velvetlos puños eran de terciopeloExample sentences
- 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.
- the house faces north(ward)/east(ward)the balcony faces out over the squarela casa está orientada or da al norte/esteshe walked facing into the windel balcón da or mira a la plazaI was facing the other waycaminaba contra el vientoabout face!miraba para el otro ladoright face/left face!¡media vuelta!¡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.
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