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gift

Pronunciation: /gɪft/

Translation of gift in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 (present) regalo (masculine), obsequio (masculine) [formal]; [Religion/Religión] ofrenda (feminine) may I present you with a small gift? ¿puedo hacerle un pequeño obsequio? [formal] your gift could save a child's life su donación podría salvar la vida de un niño the perfect gift for the woman who has everything el regalo or [formal] el obsequio perfecto para la mujer que lo tiene todo a free gift in every packet [Business/Comercio] un obsequio en cada paquete it was a gift me lo regalaron, es un regalo it's a gift at that price a ese precio es una ganga or un regalo [colloquial/familiar] the exam was a gift [colloquial/familiar] el examen estaba regalado or tirado [colloquial/familiar] a gift from the gods un regalo del cielo never look a gift horse in the mouth a caballo regalado no le mires el diente or no se le miran los dientes
    Example sentences
    • The couple decided to forego wedding presents and gifts totalling £900 were handed over to the hospital.
    • The toasts were made, the wedding gifts presented, and finally we dined.
    • I'll get you your final pay together as well as a bonus as a wedding gift, to help things along.
    Example sentences
    • The theme behind the design is the gift of perfume for Mother's Day, but the execution is that of stylized glamour.
    • Aside from the gift of time, mothers like to feel pampered.
    1.2 (power of bestowal) [formal] to be in the gift of sb estar* en manos de algn the appointment to this post is in the gift of the president le incumbe al presidente hacer este nombramiento
  • 2 (talent) don (masculine) her artistic gifts su talento artístico, sus dotes artísticasto have a gift for sth/-ing she has a gift for poetry tiene talento para la poesía he has a gift for making people laugh tiene el don de saber hacer reír a la gente he has a gift for saying the wrong thing [ironic] tiene el don de la inoportunidad [irónico] the gift of the gab o (in American English also/en inglés norteamericano también) the gift of gab [colloquial/familiar] labia (feminine) [colloquial/familiar] he has the gift of the gab tiene mucha labia [colloquial/familiar], tiene un pico de oro [colloquial/familiar]
    Example sentences
    • Yet the core of Boyd's ability, the essence of his talent, is his gift for finishing.
    • Advertising folks who do this best have a natural gift for empathizing with the customers they hope to seduce.
    • She had a natural gift for it and has kept with it.

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In Spain, a school that is privately owned but receives a government grant is called a colegio concertado. Parents pay monthly fees, but not as much as in a colegio privado. Colegios concertados normally cover all stages of primary and secondary education and often have religious connections.