Translation of picture in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 (representation, drawing, diagram) the book has no picturesel libro no tiene ilustracionesto draw a picture of somethinghacer un dibujo de algoone picture is worth a thousand words
dibujar algouna imagen vale más que mil palabras1.2 (painting)(portrait)to paint a picture of something/somebody
retrato (masculine)pintar algo/a alguienhe wants to paint our picturenos quiere pintar or retratarthe book paints a gloomy picture of …el libro pinta un cuadro sombrío de …as pretty as a picturethe village was as pretty as a pictureel pueblo era de postalshe's as pretty as a picturees preciosapicture framerenmarcador, (-dora) (masculine, feminine)picture hookgancho (masculine) para cuadrospicture libraryExample sentences
Example sentences1.3 (photo) to take a picture of something/somebody
- The various pictures, drawings and paintings had their captions in Irish.
- He writes and prints in periodicals verses, drawings and reproductions of pictures which he draws with a brush held in his mouth.
- More than a dozen original pictures (both drawings and paintings) of the dodo now exist.
sacarle or tomarle or (in Spain also) hacerle una foto a algo/alguienwe had our picture in the papernuestra foto salió en el periódicoExample sentences
- How could these critics of Raphael's unrealistic depictions of the world turn around and paint endless pictures of Ophelia?
- We've probably seen a picture or a portrait of them, or some depiction, which passes for a portrait.
- He then moved to Nigeria, where he lived for nearly 25 years, working as a magistrate and a high court judge and painting pictures of people he met.
- The photographer wants to take pictures of me with my laptop.
- A production photographer wants to take pictures of us next to the famous Emmerdale sign.
- The use of long lens photography to take pictures of people in private places without their consent is also forbidden.
- 2 (situation) it was a similar picture across the borderel panorama era similar al otro lado de la fronterathat's not the whole pictureesa es una visión parcial del asuntothe big picturela gran prespectivato come into the pictureBill wants to know where/how he comes into the pictureBill quiere saber cuál es su papel en todo estowhat she thinks doesn't come into the picture at allsu opinión no viene al casoto get the picture [colloquial]you're not welcome here, get the picture?aquí no eres bienvenido ¿entiendes or te enteras?just read this, you'll soon get the pictureléete esto, enseguida te harás una ideato put somebody in the pictureponer a alguien al tanto (de la situación)
- 3 (idea) you get a totally different picture from these figuresestas cifras te dan una idea or una impresión totalmente distintaExample sentences
- But let us hear Socrates out, and get a view of the full picture, as he argues that it would be wrong for him to escape into exile.
- Figures like this are exceptional in the extreme and give a completely unrepresentative impression of the national picture.
- The long-term picture is impressive in light of poor mechanisation levels in the country.
- 4 (Television)Example sentences
- Just as yesterday, our televisions screens relayed pictures of running battles with police.
- Anna stood outside beside the exit door, and watched the rows of television screens displaying pictures of the roller coaster ride.
- Fog, frost and even poor television pictures are some of the main problems.
- 5 (Cinema) 5.1 (movie) 5.2also: pictures plural(cinema) (British English) [dated]the picturesel cineto go to the picturesir al cine or (Colombia) a cineExample sentences
- They were rowdy and shouting - they weren't interested in going to the pictures, they were looking for a fight.
- But apart from that, I like hanging out with my mates and going to the pictures.
- She's been chilling out, listening to music, going to the pictures, reading a lot.
- The only action in his war picture occurs at the very beginning of the film.
- The picture spawned several sequels aimed at the teenage horror market.
- There is a rule of thumb amongst movie buffs: the more scriptwriters the worse the picture.
- 6 6.1 (embodiment) he looks the very picture of healthes la viva imagen de la salud6.2 (beautiful sight) doesn't she look a picture?¿no está preciosa?Example sentences
- He's the picture of his father, he's a bonny young Irish boy.
- "He's the picture of his old sire, Lazzarone," he continued, looking the horse over critically.
- She's the very picture of her. I saw it at once. When I first went into the room I could hardly believe my own eyes.
- 1.1 (imagine)imaginarseI can just picture herya me la imaginoI can't quite picture myself with a baby
es como si la estuviera viendono me veo con un niño1.2 (depict) (usually passive) the minister, pictured here next to …el ministro, que aparece en la foto junto a …Example sentences
- The poem begins along the right edge of a rice paper sheet next to a vertical strip of black and white photographs picturing Cha obscuring her face with her hands.
- He is pictured at the party with former employees.
- A calendar picturing semi-naked men, shot in aid of a village school, has caused uproar after proving too hot to handle.
- Then picture him waiting by the window to greet you every morning as you get to work.
- My imagination won't let me picture Marilyn older than her 36 years.
- It means having the imagination to picture the world through the eyes of an 18-year-old.
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