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American English: /peɪnt/
British English: /peɪnt/

Translation of paint in Spanish:


uncountable and countable
  • wet paint
    pintura fresca or (Spain) ojo, pinta
    paint remover
    Example sentences
    • Carpenters were now putting a fresh coating of paint on the house, making it look almost as though it had just been built.
    • Watered-down paint soaks into the porous concrete so it won't flake or peel like surface paint does.
    • We did test some acrylic paint on tiles and it was just totally unsatisfactory so we chose what, I guess, was the appropriate paint for the surface.

transitive verb

  • 1 (Art)
    these flowers were painted in by a later hand
    estas flores se agregaron posteriormente
    Example sentences
    • ‘In these pictures I have painted people who go to Bridge House and being a part of my pictures gives them confidence in their own abilities’.
    • My best holiday was with Leo, the artist who'd painted me, and his wife Gemma one summer.
    • In 1995, he commissioned a Chinese artist to paint him together with his wife, son and daughter.
  • 2 (apply paint to)
    I painted the kitchen pink
    pinté la cocina de rosa
    the door's freshly painted
    la puerta está recién pintada
    I'll draw the outline and you paint it in
    yo dibujo el contorno y tú lo coloreas or pintas
    to paint something out, to paint over something
    pintar encima de algo
    tapar algo con pintura
    to paint iodine on a wound, to paint a wound with iodine
    aplicar yodo a una herida
    Example sentences
    • The walls were painted a dark blue with gold lining on the ceiling and floor.
    • The roof was made from sand paper cut and painted to resemble slates.
    • It was noted that the railings of the Clodiagh Bridge had been freshly painted and that the river name signs looked well.
  • 3 (describe) to paint a glowing/gloomy picture of something
    pintar algo favorablemente/muy negro
    as black as it's been paintedthe situation isn't as black as it's been painted
    la situación no es tan negra como la pintan
    the boss isn't as black as he's painted
    el jefe no es tan fiero como lo pintan
    Example sentences
    • Though the mystical element is rather missing from his character here, Adès paints Prospero as a wonderfully vengeful mage.
    • The author paints a clear and useful description of the science of color.
    • The remake of Casino Royale, the first Bond novel, will concentrate instead on the character of the spy, painted by Ian Fleming in the book as a suave, coldly aggressive seducer.
  • 4 (make up) to paint one's face
    to paint one's lips/nails
    pintarse los labios/las uñas

intransitive verb

  • to paint in oils/watercolors
    pintar al óleo/a la acuarela
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