There are 2 translations of figure in Spanish:

figure1

Pronunciation: /ˈfɪgjər; ˈfɪgə(r)/

n

  • 1 1.1 (digit) cifra (f), guarismo (m) [formal], número (m) a three-figure number un número de tres cifras add together this column of figures suma esta columna de números inflation is now into double figures la inflación pasa del 10% her salary is well into six figures gana bastante más de 100.000 (dólares) 1.2 (amount, price) cifra (f) I had a rather higher figure in mind yo había pensado en una cifra or cantidad algo mayor they were unable to put a figure on the number of wounded no pudieron dar el número exacto de heridos I wouldn't like to put a figure on it no quisiera darle una cifra exacta she's good at figures es buena para las matemáticas, se le dan bien los números recent figures show that … estadísticas or datos recientes muestran que …
  • 2 2.1 (person) figura (f) a public figure un personaje público he's looking for a mother figure está buscando una figura materna he's become a figure of fun se ha convertido en un hazmerreír 2.2 (human shape, outline) figura (f) he cuts an imposing figure tiene mucha presencia she's a fine figure of a woman es una mujer de buena planta 2.3 (body shape) figura (f), tipo (m) she's got a very good figure tiene una figura estupenda or un tipo estupendo they sell clothes for the fuller figure [euphemism/eufemismo] venden ropa en tallas or (RPl) talles grandes to keep/lose/watch one's figure guardar/perder*/cuidar la línea she's lost her figure ha perdido la línea, se le ha estropeado la figura

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There are 2 translations of figure in Spanish:

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vi

  • 1 (feature) figurar his name doesn't figure on this list su nombre no figura en esta lista to figure prominently destacarse* this theme figures largely in her work este tema ocupa un lugar prominente en su obra
  • 2 (make sense) [colloquial/familiar] it just doesn't figure no me lo explico they're getting divorced — that figures! se van a divorciar — ¡no me extraña nada!

vt

  • (reckon) (AmE) [colloquial/familiar], figurarse, calcular I figure it'll take us two hours me figuro que or digo yo or calculo que tardaremos dos horas she figured it was her only chance calculó que era su única oportunidad

Phrasal verbs

figure in

v + adv + o (AmE)
incluir* (en los cálculos) contar*

figure on

v + prep + o (AmE)
[colloquial/familiar] contar* conto figure on -ing she figures on entering the Senate next time around piensa que la próxima vez saldrá elegida senadora they hadn't figured on our finding their hideout no contaban con que encontraríamos su escondite, nunca pensaron que encontraríamos su escondite

figure out

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
1.1 (understand, work out) [person/action/idea] entender* I think I've figured out how it works me parece que he entendido cómo funciona I can't figure out why he did it no entiendo or no me explico por qué lo hizo 1.2 (calculate) [result] calcular; [problem] resolver*

figure up

v + adv + o (AmE)

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