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American English: /ˈhɛvən/
British English: /ˈhɛv(ə)n/

Translation of heaven in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (place) Granny's in heaven/gone to heaven
    la abuelita está en el cielo/se ha ido al cielo
    to be in seventh heaven
    estar en el séptimo cielo
    to move heaven and earth
    remover (el) cielo y (la) tierra
    remover Roma con Santiago
    she moved heaven and earth to get her children back
    removió (el) cielo y (la) tierra para que le devolvieran a los niños
    Example sentences
    • In Heaven he was introduced to Indra, who enrolled him in his heavenly workshops.
    • At his death, he was unable to again access to Heaven because of his meanness.
    • From his position in Heaven above and beyond the universe, God sits not only as creator but also as judge.
    1.2 (God) [archaic]
    Dios (masculine)
    el Cielo
    Example sentences
    • But heaven help anyone who writes this line-up off this time next year.
    • But heaven surely knows, that packages and bows can never heal a hurting human soul.
    • And heaven help the sanity of the people who listen to it longer than it takes to switch it off.
  • 2 (sky) (usually plural) the brightest star in the heavens
    la estrella más brillante del cielo
    la estrella más brillante del firmamento [literary]
    the heavens opened
    empezó a llover torrencialmente
    to stink to high heaven [colloquial]
    oler que apesta [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • They had seen his star in the heavens and followed it to Jerusalem and then onto Bethlehem.
    • He could never know what she had wished for as the stars fell from the heavens to earth.
    • All of the thirteen kingdoms had been graced with a stone, and a crystal and a star in the heavens.
  • 3 (in interjectional phrases) (as intensifier)(good) heavens!
    ¡Dios mío!
    ¡santo cielo!
    did you vote for him? — (good) heavens, no!
    ¿votaste por él? — ¿estás loca?
    thank heaven
    gracias a Dios
    heavens to Betsy! (US) [humorous]
    ¡cielo santo!
    by heaven! [literary]
    ¡por Dios!
    how in heaven did you do it?
    ¿cómo diantres lo hiciste? [colloquial]
    I hope to heaven they find her
    ¡Dios quiera que la encuentren!
    they gave her the job, heaven knows why
    le dieron el trabajo a ella, vete a saber porqué
    things are bad enough, heaven knows, without him getting involved
    sabe Dios que las cosas ya están bastante mal, para que encima vaya él y se meta
    forbid 2, → name 1 1 2, → sake1 3
  • 4 (bliss) [colloquial]how was your vacation? — it was heaven
    ¿qué tal las vacaciones? — divinas or sensacionales [colloquial]
    you didn't expect marriage to be heaven on earth, did you?
    no esperabas que el matrimonio fuera un lecho de rosas ¿no?
    Example sentences
    • The corollary of this is that meditation provides an experience of heaven.
    • No one comes back - face up to what's gong on around you because this is the only heaven or hell you're going to experience.
    • The city was a very heaven for such Beatles and Stones fans, and the experience put a spell on their music that is still audible.
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