Translation of piece in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 (part of something broken, torn, cut, divided) a piece of breadshe ripped the letter into piecesun pedazo or un trozo de pana piece of landrompió la carta en pedacitoshizo trizas la cartato come o fall to piecesun terrenouna parcelashe smashed the vase to pieceshacerse pedazoshe was blown to pieces by a minehizo añicos el jarrónthe toy lay in pieces on the flooruna mina lo voló en pedazosher life in pieces, she made up her mind to …el juguete estaba en el suelo, hecho pedazosin one piecethey got back in one piececon la vida deshecha or en ruinas, decidió …I dropped it, but it's still in one piecevolvieron sanos y salvosto be a piece of cake [colloquial]se me cayó, pero está intactoto go to piecesser pan comido or (in River Plate area also) un bollo [colloquial](be very upset)quedar deshecho or destrozado(break down)he went to pieces after his wife left himperder el controlto pick up the pieceshe gets himself into trouble and expects me to pick up the piecesquedó deshecho or destrozado cuando la mujer lo dejóhe's trying to pick up the pieces of his lifese mete en líos y después pretende que yo le saque las castañas del fuegoto pull something/somebody to piecesestá tratando de rehacer su vidahe pulled her essay to piecesdestrozar algo/a alguienle destrozó el trabajole criticó duramente el trabajoExample sentences1.2 (component) he's taken the clock to pieces
it comes to piecesha desarmado or desmontado el relojwe took the novel to pieceses desmontablea three-piece suitanalizamos la novela parte por partethe pieces are starting to fall into placeun traje de tres piezasun ternolas cosas se están empezando a aclararExample sentences
- In a second the whole sword was broken in pieces and Kashiro's attack continued.
- Sections of main roads are completely broken to pieces.
- Then she took out a lump of sandalwood from the wall cupboard, washed it, broke it in pieces, dissolved it in water and cleaned her face and arms with the paste.
- The scribble is constructed from 229 separate pieces of steel, weighs 25 tonnes and has 72 twists.
- All of the pieces are cast or constructed in nonferrous metals, so that they resonate musically.
- Sometimes pieces of the construct will be inserted as well as, or instead of, the full construct.
- 2 (item) See examples: a piece of advice500 pieces of artilleryun consejoa piece of chewing gum500 piezas de artilleríaa piece of clothingun chiclea piece of fruituna prenda (de ropa)a piece of furnitureuna frutauna pieza de frutaa piece of jewelryun mueblean absurd piece of legislationuna alhajathat was a piece of luck!una norma ( or disposición etc) absurdahow many pieces of luggage do they have?¡qué suerte!a piece of news¿cuántos bultos llevan?a piece of paperuna noticiaan excellent piece of workun papelwe sell the cutlery by the piece (British English)un trabajo excelenteof a piecethey are all of a piecevendemos los cubiertos sueltos or por piezasto be a nasty piece of work [colloquial]están todos cortados por el mismo patrónto give somebody a piece of one's mindser una basura or [colloquial] una porqueríacantarle las cuarenta or decirle cuatro verdades a alguien
- 3 3.1 (Music)a piece (of music)3.2 (Theater) 3.3 (Journalism) 3.4 (of poetry) to say one's pieceuna pieza (de música)3.5 (Art)dar su ( or mi etc) opiniónExample sentences
- We're not trying to just write songs, we're trying to write musical pieces.
- His close friendships with women produced some of the best-known pieces of music ever written by any composer; but they did not secure him a wife.
- A child prodigy, he wrote his first piece of music at the age of five and completed his first symphony at the age of eight.
- 4 (coin) a 50 peso pieceuna moneda de 50 pesosExample sentences
- Is there any risk that the two euro coin will be mistaken for the Thai 10 baht piece, whose face value is eight times less?
- They also included a selection of threepenny bits, a 1916 halfpenny and a penny piece from 1921.
- Well, you have to admit it's slightly more plausible than upping the value of the penny piece to £1.
- 5 5.1 (in board games) 5.2 (in chess)Example sentences
- Here, however, you will find more coverage of endgames with more pieces and pawns.
- This can be done by a pawn break or by a sacrifice involving pieces or pawns.
- Though the Queen is the strongest piece, it is vulnerable to attack by weaker enemy units.
- She was sat on her desk, moving some puzzles' pieces, trying to figure out something, maybe an image, or a letter.
- Knowing this, you can try and figure out which pieces are which simply by how they're being moved.
- It was an abstract race game called Tempo in which pieces were moved not by the roll of the dice, but by the playing of cards.
- 6 (handgun) [slang]Example sentences
- Not every man knows his way around a shooting piece, but firearms are a manly art.
- It will be surrounded by a two metre-deep trench and have only one entrance, which will be protected by artillery pieces and machine gun posts.
- The cavalry turned in its horses for pack mules because mules could carry artillery pieces through rugged terrain.
- 7 (distance) (American English) [colloquial]a piecethat's a fair piece from hereun trechoqueda a un buen trecho de aquíde aquí es un tirón (River Plate area) [colloquial]
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