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Pronunciation: /həʊm/

Translation of home in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 u and c (of person) 1.1 (dwelling) casa (feminine) she has a beautiful home (especially American English/especialmente inglés norteamericano) tiene una casa preciosa to own one's own home tener* casa propia haven't you got a home to go to? ¿no te esperan en casa? these pictures are brought to your homes by satellite estas imágenes llegan a sus hogares vía satélite marital home domicilio (masculine) conyugal see alsoat home, home 1 3
    Example sentences
    • The eye of Hurricane Charley passed directly over the Family Life Center, my home, and the homes of our staff members.
    • In the Bantul district to the south, villagers told of trying to rescue family members before homes collapsed.
    • This initiative is designed to help military families repair and maintain their homes while family members are on active duty.
    1.2 (in wider sense) New York's been my home since I was 12 he vivido en Nueva York desde que tenía 12 años they made their home in Germany se establecieron en Alemania, fijaron su residencia en Alemania [formal] my family's home is in California mi familia vive en California I still think of England as home para mí Inglaterra sigue siendo mi patria those little touches that make a house a home esos pequeños detalles que convierten una casa en un hogar home sweet home hogar dulce hogar there's no place like home como en casa no se está en ningún sitio to leave home irse* de casa have you heard from home? ¿te han escrito de tu casa ( or país etc)? he lived/worked away from home for a year vivió/trabajó fuera un año not only in the Third World, but also much closer to home no solo en el Tercer Mundo sino también mucho más cerca de nosotros those remarks were uncomfortably close to home esos comentarios me ( or le etc) tocaban muy de cerca a home away from home o (British English/inglés británico) a home from home una segunda casa home is where the heart is el verdadero hogar está donde uno tiene a los suyos home is where he hangs his hat no tiene raíces en ningún sitio 1.3 (family environment) hogar (masculine) she comes from a good home es de buena familia, se crió en un buen hogar she made a home for her brothers fue como una madre para sus hermanos
    Example sentences
    • White, who came from a good home, managed to spend a fair amount of his life at a host of federal and state penitentiaries.
    • Kimberley left the matrimonial home on August 1, 2000.
    • The idea is that each visiting student is welcomed into the home as a member of the family.
  • 2 countable/numerable 2.1 (of object, group, institution) Spain is the home of flamenco España es la tierra del flamenco the home of the microchip industry el centro de la industria de los microchips we're looking for a permanent home for the collection estamos buscando un lugar para albergar permanentemente la colección can you find a home for these files somewhere? [colloquial/familiar] a ver si encuentras dónde guardar estos archivos 2.2 (of animal, plant) [Botany/Botánica] [Zoology/Zoología] hábitat (masculine) an owl had made its home in the barn un búho se había instalado en el pajar
    Example sentences
    • The east Midlands, south-eastern England, and East Anglia were home to the most advanced arable farming in the British Isles.
    • Los Angeles is the home of rock 'n roll.
    • For instance, to complete the Slam, I had to win at St. Andrews, the home of golf.
  • 3at home 3.1 (in house) en casa I'll be at home after six estaré en casa después de las seis if anybody calls, I'm not at home si alguien llama, di que no estoy (en casa) Mrs Jones is at home on Tuesdays la sra Jones recibe los martes she works and her husband stays at home ella trabaja y su marido se ocupa de la casa he's got problems at home tiene problemas familiares what's that when it's at home? [colloquial/familiar] ¿y eso con qué se come? [colloquial/familiar] 3.2 (at ease) sit down, make yourself at home siéntate y ponte cómodo, estás en tu casa to feel at home with sb encontrarse* or sentirse* a gusto con algn I don't feel at home with the new camera yet todavía no me he hecho a la nueva máquina fotográfica she's more at home with an electric drill than a sewing machine está más en lo suyo con un taladro que con una máquina de coser he's entirely at home in Spanish habla español con total fluidez 3.3 (not abroad, in one's country) his popularity at home su popularidad en su país people eat later at home en mi país se come más tarde at home and abroad dentro y fuera del país, aquí y en el extranjero 3.4 (on own ground) [Sport/Deporte] en casa to be/play at home jugar* en casa Spain is at home to France España juega en casa contra Francia
    Example sentences
    • Meanwhile, it emerged yesterday the Government was responsible for fuelling the price of homes to first time buyers.
    • This will fund more than 730 affordable homes for rent or low-cost home ownership.
    • The next planning application will be the latest in a long line of attempts to revive the site by introducing badly needed homes alongside commercial units.
    Example sentences
    • After kicking 300m from home to beat Garcia in 7:40.97 seconds, Gebrselassie admitted the fast pace had been a challenge.
    • Sir Rembrandt made a mistake at the fifth fence from home which proved costly to his challenge but he battled on to claim second spot.
    • The leader gave way to Daliapour over three furlongs out as rider Johnny Murtagh drove for home for all he was worth.
    Example sentences
    • Sides are chosen; each side must have a ‘home’ at the top and bottom of the ground where the children are playing.
    Example sentences
    • First home, Janet Roberts, with her dynamic underarm flick, deserved more than the two she obtained.
    Example sentences
    • Angels RF Tim Salmon had drifted off third base, anticipating a break for home.
    • Santa rounded third and headed for home, as the shortstop finally came to his senses and threw a perfect peg to catcher Garcia.
    Example sentences
    • Here are 14 sample bets, set out on eight example coupons, for all types of bets including homes, aways, draws, correct scores, and double results.
  • 4 countable/numerable (institution)
    (children's home)
    centro (masculine) de acogida de menores, hogar (masculine) de niños
    (old people's home)
    residencia (feminine) de ancianos dogs' home (British English/inglés británico) perrera (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • Yorkshire Care Developments Ltd is taking the action in protest at what it claims are inadequate fees paid to homes for the care of elderly and vulnerable people.
    • Four years ago, the former Queensland governor delivered a landmark report into the State's institutional homes.
    • The first was a specialized adoption agency; the others were commercial maternity homes.
  • 5 [Sport/Deporte] 5.1 uncountable/no numerable (the finish) meta (feminine) we're not far from home now ya nos estamos acercando a la meta 5.2 countable/numerable (in baseball) home plate

adverb/adverbio

  • 1 1.1 (where one lives) [come/arrive] a casa it's time to go home now ya es hora de irse ( or irnos etc) a casa I'll be home at five estaré en casa a las cinco he's bringing her home la va a traer a casa on the way home de camino a casa to see sb home acompañar a algn a casa to send sb home mandar a algn a casa I had to send home for some dry clothes tuve que mandar buscar ropa seca a casa I haven't written home yet todavía no he escrito a (mi) casa nothing to write home about nada del otro mundo or [colloquial/familiar] del otro jueves 1.2 (from abroad) we've already booked our passage home ya hemos reservado nuestro pasaje de vuelta to come home from abroad volver* del extranjero Yankees/Reds go home yanquis/rojos fuera (de aquí), yanquis/rojos go home the folks back home (American English/inglés norteamericano) la familia
  • 2 2.1 (to the finish) [Sport/Deporte] the first horse/runner home el primer caballo/corredor en llegar a la meta 2.2 (successful) once they agree terms we'll be more or less home una vez que hayan aceptado las condiciones, el trato es prácticamente un hecho to be home free o (British English/inglés británico) home and dry tener* la victoria asegurada
  • 3 (to desired place) he knocked the staples home with a hammer clavó las grapas en su sitio con un martillo there was a clunk as the bolt went home se oyó un golpe sordo al encajar el cerrojo en su sitio to get sth home to sb hacerle* entender algo a algn see also drive home strike home etc

adjective/adjetivo

(before noun/delante del nombre)
  • 1.1 [address/telephone number] particular; [background/environment] familiar; [cooking/perm] casero give me your home number dame el teléfono de tu casa or tu teléfono particular home comforts comodidades (feminine plural) the risk of a home delivery [Medicine/Medicina] los riesgos de dar a luz en casa two days' home leave dos días de permiso home visit (by doctor) (British English/inglés británico) visita (feminine) a domicilio 1.2 (of origin) home country país (masculine) de origen home sales ventas (feminine plural) nacionales or internas home state (in US) estado (masculine) natal or de procedencia 1.3 (not foreign) [affairs/market] nacional how are things on the home front? ¿qué tal marcha todo en casa? sales on the home front las ventas a nivel nacional home waters aguas (feminine plural) territoriales 1.4 [Sport/Deporte] [team] de casa, local; [game] en casa the home crowd los seguidores del equipo local or de casa to have home advantage jugar* en casa on its home ground en su propio terreno home win victoria (feminine) en casa

Phrasal verbs

home in

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio
to home in (on sth) the bombers homed in on their targets los bombarderos localizaron or (in Latin America also/en América Latina también) ubicaron su objetivo y se dirigieron hacia él she homed in on his lack of experience hizo hincapié en su falta de experiencia the conference homed in on the issue of unemployment el congreso se centró en el problema del desempleo

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