There are 3 translations of key in Spanish:

key1

Pronunciation: /kiː/

n (pl keys)

  • 2 2.1 (to puzzle, code etc) clave (f) 2.2 (to map) explicación (f) de los signos convencionales 2.3 (answers) soluciones (fpl), respuestas (fpl)
  • 3 (crucial element) clave (f) patience is the key la paciencia es el factor clave or la clave
  • 5 (tonality) [Mus] tono (m), tonalidad (f) in the key of D minor en (tono de) re menor to be in/off key estar*/no estar* en el tono to go off key desentonar, desafinar, salirse* del tono to play/sing in key tocar*/cantar en el tono (before n) key signature armadura (f)

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Word of the day órbita
f
orbit …
Cultural fact of the day

The most famous celebrations of Holy Week in the Spanish-speaking world are held in Seville. Lay brotherhoods, cofradías, process through the city in huge parades between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. Costaleros bear the pasos, huge floats carrying religious figures made of painted wood. Others, nazarenos (Nazarenes) and penitentes (penitents) walk alongside the pasos, in their distinctive costumes. During the processions they sing saetas, flamenco verses mourning Christ's passion. The Seville celebrations date back to the sixteenth century.

There are 3 translations of key in Spanish:

key2

adj

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Word of the day órbita
f
orbit …
Cultural fact of the day

The most famous celebrations of Holy Week in the Spanish-speaking world are held in Seville. Lay brotherhoods, cofradías, process through the city in huge parades between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. Costaleros bear the pasos, huge floats carrying religious figures made of painted wood. Others, nazarenos (Nazarenes) and penitentes (penitents) walk alongside the pasos, in their distinctive costumes. During the processions they sing saetas, flamenco verses mourning Christ's passion. The Seville celebrations date back to the sixteenth century.

There are 3 translations of key in Spanish:

key3

vt

  • 1 (attune) to key sth to sth adaptar or adecuar* algo a algo
  • 2 [Const] [surface] estriar* (para una mejor adhesión de baldosas, azulejos etc)

Phrasal verbs

key in

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
[text/data] teclear, grabar

key up

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
he was all keyed up about the interview/seeing her again estaba nervioso por la entrevista/la perspectiva de volverla a ver the cast is all keyed up for opening night la compañía está anímicamente lista para el estreno

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Word of the day órbita
f
orbit …
Cultural fact of the day

The most famous celebrations of Holy Week in the Spanish-speaking world are held in Seville. Lay brotherhoods, cofradías, process through the city in huge parades between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. Costaleros bear the pasos, huge floats carrying religious figures made of painted wood. Others, nazarenos (Nazarenes) and penitentes (penitents) walk alongside the pasos, in their distinctive costumes. During the processions they sing saetas, flamenco verses mourning Christ's passion. The Seville celebrations date back to the sixteenth century.