Translation of lady in Spanish:

lady

Pronunciation: /ˈleɪdi/

n (pl ladies)

  • 1 1.1 (woman) señora (f), dama (f) [formal] a lady's watch un reloj de mujer or de señora ladies and gentlemen señoras y señores, damas y caballeros the lady of the house la señora de la casa ladies first! ¡primero las damas or señoras! ladies' night velada (f) en que asisten las damas or señoras don't you speak to me like that, young lady! ¡no me hable así jovencita or señorita! an old lady una señora mayor (before n) she wants to see a lady doctor quiere que la atienda una doctora or médica or mujer he was seen dining with a lady friend lo vieron cenando en compañía femenina lady mayoress (BrE) alcaldesa (f)
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    • I was forwarded an email from a lady called Joy Wolfe referring to the same report.
    • My mind was always too addled to take in any detail or be in the least bit capable of having a polite chat with a lady.
    • There are one or two ladies he refers to with special tenderness, but he remains unmarried.
    1.2 (refined woman) señora (f), dama (f) she was a real lady era toda una señora or dama she's quite the young lady está hecha toda una señorita
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    • Joan Scanlan was a real lady, a mild gentle person and a woman of principle who was never afraid to articulate her views.
    • She's the most wonderful, intelligent person and a real lady, which is hard to find in showbusiness.
    • A perfect lady she was a real friend to everybody.
    1.3 (AmE) [colloquial/familiar], (as form of address) señora 1.4 (appreciative use) mujer (f) she's a very dynamic lady es una mujer muy dinámica
  • 2 (noblewoman or wife of a knight) lady (f) Lady Spencer Lady Spencer
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    • She was a Lady who was the wife of a Lord, not a Lady in her own right, of her own fief.
    • Her children, Viscount Linley and Lady Sarah Chatto, were at her side.
    • Miss Gazdowick will play Lady McDuff in Macbeth and Bianca in The Taming of the Shrew, while Mr Smith will play Duncan in Macbeth.
  • 3 (wife) [frml & dated] señora (f), esposa (f) (before n) give my regards to your lady wife (BrE) salude de mi parte a su señora esposa [formal]
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    • Just think: you'll share a common interest with your lady.
    • Secondly, you could always send your lady to school to learn English, so that you both have some other way of communicating other than by Braille.
    • It was John Abraham, however, who turned out to be the surprise package of the movie, a fact that even Bipasha who is his lady both in reel and real life today, acknowledges.
  • 4 [Relig] Our Lady Nuestra Señora

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