There are 2 translations of nose in Spanish:

nose1

Pronunciation: /nəʊz/

n

  • 1 [Anat] (of person) nariz (f); (of animal) hocico (m), nariz (f) to blow one's nose sonarse* (la nariz) her nose was bleeding le salía sangre de la nariz, le sangraba la nariz she always has her nose in a book siempre está enfrascada en un libro as plain as the nose on your face más claro que el agua, más claro échale or echarle agua not to look/see beyond the end of one's nose no ver* más allá de sus ( or mis etc) narices on the nose [colloquial/familiar] my guess was right on the nose di en el clavo [familiar/colloquial] we arrived at 2 o'clock on the nose llegamos a las 2 en punto or a las 2 clavadas (right) under sb's nose [colloquial/familiar] it was right under my nose all the time lo tenía delante de las narices [familiar/colloquial] he stole it from under our very noses se lo robó en nuestras propias narices [familiar/colloquial] to cut off one's nose to spite one's face tirar piedras al or contra el propio tejado to follow one's nose (go straight on) seguir* derecho or todo recto (act intuitively) dejarse guiar por la intuición to get a bloody nose they thought it was a cinch, but they got a bloody nose creían que era pan comido, pero les dieron tremenda paliza [familiar/colloquial] to get one's nose in front (esp BrE) [colloquial/familiar] ponerse* en la delantera to get up sb's nose (BrE) [colloquial/familiar] that's the sort of thing that gets right up my nose ese es el tipo de cosa que me enferma or me revienta [familiar/colloquial] to keep one's nose clean [colloquial/familiar] no meterse en líos [familiar/colloquial] to keep one's nose out of sth no meter las narices en algo [familiar/colloquial], no meterse en algo just keep your nose out of my affairs no te metas or [familiar/colloquial] no metas las narices en mis asuntos to keep one's nose to the grindstone trabajar duro, darle* al callo (Esp) [familiar/colloquial] to lead sb by the nose tener* a algn agarrado por las narices, manejar a algn a su ( or mi etc) antojo to look down one's nose at sb mirar a algn por encima del hombro he looked down his nose at the idea la idea le pareció tonta ( or ridícula etc) she looks down her nose at his work desprecia su trabajo to pay through the nose [colloquial/familiar] pagar* un ojo de la cara or un riñón [familiar/colloquial] we/I paid through the nose for it nos/me costó un ojo de la cara or un riñón [familiar/colloquial] to poke o stick one's nose in [colloquial/familiar] meter las narices en algo [familiar/colloquial] she's always poking o sticking her nose in where she's not wanted siempre está metiendo las narices donde no la llaman [familiar/colloquial] to put sb's nose out of joint [colloquial/familiar] hacer* que algn se moleste or se ofenda to rub sb's nose in sth [colloquial/familiar] restregarle* or refregarle* algo a algn por las narices [familiar/colloquial] to thumb one's nose at sb/sth [colloquial/familiar] burlarse de algn/algo to turn one's nose up at sth/sb [colloquial/familiar] despreciar algo/a algn I don't turn my nose up at anything yo no le hago ascos a nada to win by a nose ganar por un pelo or por los pelos [horse] ganar por una nariz with one's nose in the air mirando a todos por encima del hombro (before n) nose drops gotas (fpl) nasales
  • 2 2.1 (sense of smell) olfato (m) 2.2 (intuition) olfato (m) some people just have a nose for these things algunos tienen olfato para estas cosas

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There are 2 translations of nose in Spanish:

nose2

vi

  • 1.1 (rummage, pry) entrometerse stop nosing into my affairs deja de meter las narices en mis asuntos [familiar/colloquial], deja de entrometerte en mis cosas to nose around o about in sth husmear or fisgonear en algo 1.2 (move slowly) (+ adv compl) the truck nosed around the corner el camión se asomó lentamente por la esquina to nose past/out/in pasar/salir*/entrar lentamente

vt

  • the dog nosed the door open el perro abrió la puerta con el hocico to nose one's way avanzar* con precaución

Phrasal verbs

nose out

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
1.1 (narrowly defeat) (esp AmE) escamotearle la victoria a 1.2 (discover) [truth/secret] enterarse de, descubrir* journalists managed to nose him out at his holiday retreat los periodistas lograron descubrirlo or dar con él en su refugio de vacaciones

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In Santiago, Chile, there are almost a dozen newspapers. The most important dailies are El Mercurio (www.elmercurio.cl), founded in 1900, La Nación, and La Tercera (www.tercera.cl).