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Translation of house in Spanish:

noun/nombre (plural houses /ˈhaʊzəz/)

  • 1 1.1 (dwelling) casa (feminine) I won't have that dog in the house no quiero a ese perro en casa come around to my house at six ven a (mi) casa a las seis the party's at my house la fiesta es en (mi) casa the man/lady of the house el hombre/la señora de la casa he's useless around the house es un inútil para la casa the house of God la casa del Señor a house divided[ cualquier nación u organización con divisiones internas ] to move house (British English/inglés británico) mudarse (de casa), cambiarse de casa to play house jugar* a las casitas a house of cards un castillo de naipes as safe as houses (British English/inglés británico) totalmente seguro it's as safe as houses es totalmente seguro, no tiene el menor peligro to clean house (American English/inglés norteamericano) (restore order) poner* la casa en orden, hacer* una limpieza (lit: spring-clean) hacer* (una) limpieza general to eat sb out of house and home dejarle la despensa vacía a algn to get along like a house afire o (British English/inglés británico) on fire [colloquial/familiar] (be very friendly) hacer* buenas migas, llevarse muy bien (make good progress) we're getting on like a house afire todo marcha sobre ruedas or viento en popa to keep house ocuparse de or llevar la casa to keep open house tener* la puerta siempre abierta it's always open house at the Browns' la casa de los Brown siempre está abierta a todo el mundo to put one's (own) house in order poner* sus ( or mis etc) asuntos en orden, ordenar sus ( or mis etc) asuntos to set up house poner* casa (before noun/delante del nombre) house buyer comprador, (masculine, feminine) de una vivienda or casa house owner propietario, (masculine, feminine), dueño, (masculine, feminine) de una casa house painter pintor, (masculine, feminine) de casas house prices el precio de la vivienda
    Example sentences
    • Real foxes do, indeed, sometimes make their homes under human houses and, increasingly in this country at any rate, under city homes.
    • The plaintiffs were required to carry out certain repairs by the local council in order to render houses fit for human habitation.
    • Then here were a great many houses; human habitations, full of the mysteries of life at every stage of it.
    1.2 (household) casa (feminine) you'll wake the whole house vas a despertar a toda la casa
    Example sentences
    • Every creak of a floor board or an opening door seems loud enough to wake up the whole house.
    • He picked up his cell phone to call her but thought that he would be waking up the whole house.
    • I would have called you, but I didn't want to wake your entire house at seven on a weekend.
    1.3 (dynasty) casa (feminine), familia (feminine) the House of Windsor la casa de Windsor
    Example sentences
    • Mountbatten was born to a family closely related to the house of Windsor.
    • Mar decided to retaliate by raising the standard for the house of Stuart.
    • The Picts also practiced matrilineal descent - thus their royal houses all descended through the female line.
  • 2House of Commons House of Lords Houses of Parliament House of Representatives 2.1 [Politics/Política] Cámara (feminine) the lower/upper house la cámara baja/alta the House of Representatives (in US) la Cámara de Representantes or de Diputados the House of Commons/of Lords (in UK) la Cámara de los Comunes/de los Lores the Houses of Parliament (in UK) el Parlamento 2.2 (in debate) asamblea (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • This House Would Under No Circumstances Fight For Queen And Country.
    • This house would privatise Britain's universities.
    Example sentences
    • At the state level, some of the legislatures are bicameral, patterned after the two houses of the national parliament.
    • The referendum has been widely adopted to protect key aspects of state constitutions, such as the governor and the two houses of parliament.
    • This introduced a national parliament with two houses for India.
    Example sentences
    • The oldest member of parliament, he served as speaker of the house when it first met.
    • Ideally, the president of the GMC would present the annual report in public, before a committee of both houses of parliament.
    • We accept that a time will come when the houses of parliament and the government will have to agree a final form of the bill that is less than ideal.
  • 3 3.1 [Business/Comercio] casa (feminine), empresa (feminine) finance house (casa (feminine)) financiera (feminine) a software house una empresa de software drinks are on the house invita la casa we get that done out of house eso se hace fuera the in-house workers el personal (regular) (before noun/delante del nombre) the house style el estilo de la editorial ( or el periódico etc) house white/red vino (masculine) blanco/tinto de la casa 3.2 (brothel) (American English/inglés norteamericano) casa (feminine) de citas
    Example sentences
    • In an attempt to create Canada’s first cooperative bawdy house, a sex-work organization will submit a request to Parliament for amnesty from an anti-brothel provision within the next six months.
    Example sentences
    • The film board is a Canadian government film production house.
    • Purchase recommendations from all of the major financial houses bejewel the company's stock like diamonds.
    • The items included kites, toiletries, chocolates, biscuits, washing soaps, breakfast cereals and beans which she sourced from various business houses in the capital city.
    Example sentences
    • 'From the Alley to the House is like a path of ants', said Walpole.
  • 4 [Theater/Teatro] 4.1 (auditorium) sala (feminine) house full no quedan localidades, agotadas las localidades to bring the house down [colloquial/familiar] that scene brought the house down el teatro casi se viene abajo con los aplausos que siguieron a esa escena 4.2 (audience) público (masculine) 4.3 (performance) función (feminine) the second house starts at eight la segunda función empieza a las ocho
    Example sentences
    • Since Gyan's return to the North Coast she has been performing to sellout houses.
    • It played six performances to packed houses at Sydney's Conservatorium, and attracted gratifying media attention.
    • Later it performed to packed houses at Andrew's Lane Theatre in Dublin
    Example sentences
    • Jesus, berating the money-changers in the Temple, called the building a house of prayer.
    • He also noted that it did not take into account the mosques and Muslim houses of prayer destroyed since 1948.
    • It is not right to make a fortress of Christ's church, which is a house of prayer.
  • 5 5.1 [Sch][ cada uno de los grupos en que se dividen los alumnos de algunos colegios con fines competitivos etc ] 5.2 (monastery) [Religion/Religión] monasterio (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • Giberti, like Sadoleto, chose to reside in his see, where he disciplined his clergy, reformed religious houses, and took the cure of souls seriously.
    • Joseph II reduced the number of religious houses belonging to the contemplative orders.
    • In England, for example, there were some fifty religious houses in 1066 and perhaps 1,000 monks and nuns.
    Example sentences
    • No parts of the university were closed to the public (of course, the residential fraternity houses were another matter).
    • In the final chapter, Kiely tells us about his adventures as a master of one of Harvard's residential houses.
    • The boarding houses are Grange Court, Sandon Lodge, and Hainault House.
    Example sentences
    • There were eight houses or forms that divided up the pupils at Bishop Luffa and Sherbourne had now become the odd one out, the unlucky one.
    • Students are divided into houses based on their special needs or interests.
    • From the very start, competition between the houses is encouraged.
    Example sentences
    • He studied at the Castle, one of four teaching houses of the university which offered two year Arts degrees based almost entirely on the teachings of Aristotle.
    • College House is New Zealand’s oldest and most traditional University College, and is home to 152 students at the University of Canterbury.
  • 6 [Astrology/Astrología] casa (feminine) celeste
    Example sentences
    • It is also good to have the ruler of the Ascendant and the 2nd house in mutual reception.
    • A horoscope needs to be drawn and studied and the meaning of aspects as well as the positioning of houses and planets have to be understood.
    • His seventh house contains Mars while Libra is at the Ascendant containing Uranus.
    Example sentences
    • I look further along and I see the Moon is at the top of the chart in the ninth house at 14 degrees of Virgo.
    • The angular houses represent our own ‘seats of power’, places of familiarity and control.
    • Every astrology chart is divided into houses, starting with the Ascendant line and working anti-clockwise around the rest of the chart.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo



  • (British English/inglés británico) ¡cartón! (Latin America/América Latina) , ¡bingo! (Spain/España)

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