Translation of finger in Spanish:
- 1 (of hand) first o index finger middle fingerthird o ring finger little o fourth finger you can count on the fingers of one hand the number of times …(dedo) corazón (masculine) or medio (masculine)not to lift o raise a fingerse pueden contar con los dedos de una mano las veces …she never raised a finger to helpno mover un dedoto be all fingers and thumbs (especially British English)no movió ni un dedo para ayudarI'm all fingers and thumbs today!ser torpeto burn one's fingers o get one's fingers burned to cross one's fingersI'll keep my fingers crossed for you¡hoy estoy tan torpe!keep your fingers crossed for me!ojalá (que) tengas suertewell, here goes: fingers crossed! to give somebody the finger (American English)¡reza por mí!¡deséame suerte!(hacer un gesto grosero levantando el dedo medio)to have a finger in every pie≈ hacerle un corte de mangas a alguiento have o keep one's finger on the pulseestar metido en todoto have sticky fingersestar or mantenerse al díato lay a finger on somebodytener la mano largaif you so much as lay a finger on her …ponerle a alguien la mano encimato point the finger at somebodysi le llegas a poner la mano encima …to pull o get one's finger out (British English) [slang]culpar a alguienit's about time he pulled his finger out(d)espabilarse [colloquial]to put one's finger on somethingthere's something about him, I can't quite put my finger on itya es hora de que se (d)espabileyou've put your finger on ittiene algo, no sabría decir concretamente qué esto put the finger on somebody [slang]has dado en el clavoto put two fingers up at somebody (British English)delatar a alguien(hacer un gesto grosero levantando los dedos índice y medio)to slip through somebody's fingers≈ hacerle un corte de mangas a alguienhe let it slip through his fingersescapársele a alguien de las manosto snap one's fingersdejó que se le escapara de las manosshe only has to snap her fingers and …chasquear or (Mexico) tronar los dedoshe snaps his fingers at conventionno tiene más que hacer así y …to work one's fingers to the bonepasa de las convencionesdeslomarse trabajandoExample sentences
- The hands may be broad with short fingers; the little finger may only have one joint instead of two and be slightly curved.
- There was some movement in the hand especially the fingers, thumb and little finger.
- Proceed with moving your ring finger and then your pinky finger toward your thumb.
- 2 2.1 (of glove) 2.2 (as measure) [colloquial] give me two fingers of Scotch2.3 (of land)sírveme dos dedos de whiskyExample sentences2.4 (pointer on scale) (Technology) 2.5 (Aviation)
- Individually moulded fingers of sushi rice seemed too formal, so I spread the rice in a thick layer over the banana leaf, and laid generous slices of tuna over it.
- Serve with fingers of toasted sour dough Poilâne bread and thin sticks of crisp vegetables.
- Serve with toasted fingers of ciabatta, but remember to bring it to room temperature before serving - fridge-cold pâté will not do.
- She was wearing blue calf-length jeans with her stomach exposed and gloves with various coloured fingers.
- She had black leather gloves on with the fingers cut off and black trousers.
- In winter we wrap up in scarves and Steptoe-style gloves with the fingers cut out.
- 3(American English) [slang]soplón, (-plona) (masculine, feminine) [colloquial]Example sentences
- I dropped ice into the largest glass I could find and poured out about eight fingers of the sweet liquid.
- He leaned forward, carefully removed the ice from a glass set before him and them motioned to the waiter to pour in precisely three fingers of Pastis.
- If you have 2 or more fingers of drink to allocate they can be distributed between more than one player.
- 1 (handle)tentalear (Mexico)Example sentences
- I felt a hand touch my hair, fingering it and letting it drop, strand by strand.
- Gently he fingered several curls that touched his shoulder.
- He would finger each bag for a minute, touching and stroking, and then finally moving it into a larger plastic bag.
- 2 (Music) 2.1 (play) 2.2 (number)(piece/note)marcar la digitación deExample sentences
- Timidly plucking a string, I fingered the lead guitar of ‘Smoke on the Water’.
- The lower oboes are treated as transposing instruments, their parts written to be fingered like treble oboe parts.
- Pianist Eddie Heywood deftly fingers the bridge on the last chorus.
- ‘I must say, though,’ she said thoughtfully, fingering her violin.
- A few days after that fateful jam session, Rocky was sitting at home, fingering his guitar to a tune only he knew.
- Rowan could just picture her, her hands fingering the beautiful flute as her eyes scanned the sea.
- 3 [slang] (inform on)Example sentences
- He was uncovered after his employers fingered him to police over the affair.
- But that doesn't mean defense attorneys and reformers should resign themselves to a conviction every time a client is fingered by a victim's last words.
- These rapidly became forays into entrapment of innocent people fingered by prison snitches trying to get their sentences reduced.
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