Translation of gift in Spanish:

gift

Pronunciation: /gɪft/

n

  • 1 1.1 (present) regalo (m) , obsequio (m) [formal] ; [Relig] ofrenda (f) 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 [Busn] 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 [familiar/colloquial] the exam was a gift [colloquial/familiar] el examen estaba regalado or tirado [familiar/colloquial] 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 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 (m) 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 [iro] tiene el don de la inoportunidad [irónico/ironical] the gift of the gab o (AmE also) the gift of gab [colloquial/familiar] labia (f) [familiar/colloquial] he has the gift of the gab tiene mucha labia [familiar/colloquial], tiene un pico de oro [familiar/colloquial]

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