There are 2 translations of nerve in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /nɜːrv; nɜːv/


  • 1 c [Anat] [Bot] nervio (m) to strain every nerve hacer* un gran esfuerzo or un esfuerzo sobrehumano to touch a (raw) nerve meter or poner* el dedo en la llaga (before n) [fiber/ending] nervioso nerve cell neurona (f) nerve gas [Mil] gas (m) nervioso nerve specialist especialista (mf) de los nervios
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    • Once you're infected, the virus spreads from your muscle to your peripheral nerves to your spinal cord and brain.
    • The axons of both classes of interneuron enter the brain via the ocellar nerve, which also carries the axons of efferent neurons.
    • The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body.
  • 2
    (nerves pl)
    2.1 (emotional constitution) nervios (mpl) it has ruined my nerves me ha destrozado los nervios their nerves were on edge tenían los nervios de punta to have nerves of steel tener* nervios de acero a war of nerves una guerra de nervios to get on sb's nerves [colloquial/familiar] ponerle* los nervios de punta a algn, crisparle los nervios a algn, sacar* a algn de quicio to live on one's nerves estar* en permanente estado de tensión 2.2 (anxiety) nervios (mpl), nerviosismo (m) I had terrible nerves on the first night la noche del estreno pasé unos nervios tremendos the stock market is suffering from nerves hay cierto nerviosismo en la Bolsa I'm all nerves before an exam antes de un examen me pongo nerviosísima a sudden fit of nerves un ataque de nervios to be a bag o bundle of nerves ser* un manojo de nervios, ser* puro nervio
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    • I don't normally get stage fright or nerves before a performance but today I'm like a child on Christmas Eve.
    • First-night nerves aside, what she fears most is being left alone… without her Tim.
    • He was visibly, rather endearingly, anxious, shaking with nerves at some points; she kept erupting into fits of maniacal chuckles at some secret joke.
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    • So at this precise moment where others would lose their nerve, bottle and audience, he did what separates mere amateurs from The Greats like himself.
    • While the 34-year-old golf unknown kept his nerve on a tough final day at Rochester, the shakers and movers of world golf crumbled behind him.
    • But it's so easy to lose your nerve and your voice to the people who are shouting the loudest, even if you know in your heart what they are shouting is garbage.
  • 3 3.1 u (resolve) valor (m), coraje (m) to lose/keep/regain one's nerve perder*/mantener*/recuperar el valor the race is a test of nerve la carrera es una prueba de aguante or resistencia it takes some nerve to do it hay que tener valor or coraje or [familiar/colloquial] agallas para hacerlo 3.2 (effrontery) [colloquial/familiar] (no pl) frescura (f) [familiar/colloquial], cara (f) [familiar/colloquial] you've/he's got a nerve! ¡qué frescura or cara tienes/tiene! to have the nerve to + inf tener* la frescura or la cara de + inf [familiar/colloquial] she had the nerve to ask me for it tuvo la frescura or la cara de pedírmelo [familiar/colloquial] what a nerve!, of all the nerve! ¡qué frescura or cara! [familiar/colloquial]
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    • He, that horrible horrible man, had the nerve to nuzzle her neck!
    • Someone even had the nerve to ask me why I did what I did that morning, suggesting there was something odd or wrong in my daringly unconventional and intensely original appearance.
    • I haven't had the nerve to tell her I'm also crushing on him.

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There are 2 translations of nerve in Spanish:


v refl

  • to nerve oneself for sth armarse de valor para algo I nerved myself to face the boss me armé de valor para enfrentarme al jefe
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    • She developed a particular interest in helping to update the Internet pages and she seemed to be nerving herself to buy her first computer so that she could get on the Internet at home.
    • I concentrated on an image of Autumn's exquisite, frightened visage, nerving myself.
    • They flinch at the sound of that laugh, but they keep edging forward, nerving themselves for the final rush.

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