Translation of point in Spanish:
- 1 countable(sharp end, tip)to come to a pointat the point of a gunacabar en puntaExample sentences
- Small children and sharp points don't go together.
- The defendant claimed his father had had a carving knife and had become aggressive and he had felt the point of the weapon in his back.
- I dropped my tool on its point, which blunted it, so the left side is less worked and detailed than the right side.
- 2 countable 2.1(dot)2.2also: decimal point1.5 (léase: one point five)1,5(read as: uno coma cinco)1.5(read as: uno punto cinco) (Latin America)Example sentences
- Footnote numbering in the text should be placed after the full point at the end of a sentence.
- Every punctuation point had better be right.
- When elements are removed from inside a word or phrase, but nothing is taken from the end, a full point is often omitted.
- 3 countable 3.1(in space)the southernmost/highest point of the islandthe points of the compassel punto más meridional/alto de la islameeting pointlos puntos cardinalescustoms point point of contact point of departure point of entrypunto de encuentro(of bullet)orificio (masculine) de entrada(of immigrant, goods)I've reached the point where I just don't carepunto de entradathings have reached such a point that …he llegado a un punto en que ya no me importathe point of no returnwe've reached the point of no returnlas cosas han llegado a tal punto or a tal extremo que …ahora ya no nos podemos echar atrás(literal)3.2ahora tenemos que seguir adelanteahora ya no nos podemos volver(on scale)freezing/boiling pointthe index rose three pointspunto de congelación/ebulliciónhis nerves were at breaking pointel índice subió tres enteros or puntosthe trains were at bursting pointestaba a punto de estallarthe children have reached saturation pointlos trenes iban repletosyou're right, up to a pointlos niños ya están saturadosshe is reserved to the point of coldnesshasta cierto punto tienes razónhis writing is untidy to the point of being illegiblees tan reservada, que llega a ser fríawe worked to the point of exhaustiontiene tan mala letra, que lo que escribe resulta ilegiblethey tormented her to the point where her life became unbearabletrabajamos hasta quedar agotadosla atormentaron hasta tal punto, que la vida se le hizo insoportableExample sentences
- The polls had a margin of error of four percentage points.
- The figure represents an increase of 7.7 percentage points from last year.
- However, the news isn't all good: gross margins slipped by 0.3 percentage points year on year.
- It said that the investigators conducted 783 tests at screening points and other areas of airport security.
- People can hand in their unused glasses and sunglasses at a number of collection points in the area.
- Being one of the highest points in the area, it is considered to be a sacred grove.
- 4 countable(in time)at this point the doorbell rangat this point in the gameen ese momento or instante sonó el timbreat this point in timeen este momento del juegoat what point did you begin to suspect?en este momentoat no point did they mention money¿en qué momento empezó a sospechar?he was at the point of death [formal]en ningún momento hablaron de dinerofrom this point onestaba agonizandoto be on the point of something/a partir de este momento
-inghe was on the point of confessingestar a punto de + infinitivehe was on the point of tearsestaba a punto de confesarestaba a punto de ponerse a llorar or estaba al borde de las lágrimasExample sentences
- There comes a point in the refurbishment process where the law of diminishing returns come into play.
- There are three points in this process at which learning can potentially play a role.
- From the point of conception onwards, parents are now viewed as a risk factor in their children's lives.
- 5 countable(in contest, exam)set/match point(in tennis)to win on pointsbola (feminine) de set/partido(in boxing)to make points with somebody (American English)ganar por puntos(before noun) points victory o winhacer méritos con alguienvictoria (feminine) por puntosExample sentences
- To score 17 points in a game, and still lose, is a very bitter pill to swallow.
- He was captain of the basketball team and set a school record by scoring 22 points in a game.
- He kicked two vital points from play when they were needed most.
- 6 countable 6.1(item, matter)we discussed various pointsagreement was reached on the following pointstratamos diversos puntos or diversas cuestionesthe main points of the newsse llegó a un acuerdo en los siguientes puntospoint of honorun resumen de las noticias más importantes del díapoint of ordercuestión (feminine) de honor or pundonorto bring up o raise a pointmoción (feminine) de ordenas a point of principle a point of lawplantear una cuestiónin point of fact not to put too fine a point on ituna cuestión de derechoto make a point of something/hablando en plata or en buen romance
-ingshe always made a point of talking to everyoneI'll make a point of watching them closelysiempre se preocupaba por or se proponía conversar con todo el mundoto stretch a pointme encargaré de vigilarlos de cerca6.2 (argument) See examples: Mike's point was a good onehacer una excepciónit was a point which had never occurred to meMike tenía razón en lo que dijoto make a pointwhat point are you trying to make?era algo que nunca se me había ocurridothat was a very interesting point you made¿qué estás tratando de decir?I'd like to make one more point, if I maylo que señalaste or planteaste or dijiste es muy interesanteshe made the point that …quisiera hacer otra observación or señalar otra cosa, si me permitenall right, you've made your point!observó que …(conceding)I see your point about it being boring!I take your point that …ya veo lo que querías decir con lo de que era aburridopoint taken I think he has a pointacepto que …you have a point thereyo creo que tiene razón or que no está tan erradoto prove a pointthat proves my point that we need more stafftienes razón (en lo que dices)she's doing it simply to prove a pointeso me da la razón en que necesitamos más personalno lo hace más que para demostrar que tiene razónExample sentences
- It has already warned that the housing market is beginning to cool so the impact of the new rules is likely to be the main point of interest.
- He was reluctant to be drawn into any detailed discussion of this point.
- Bulleted lists of key points at the end of each chapter provide an excellent review for students.
- Surely the point is that rules and guidelines like this are to be applauded whatever the source.
- Whatever its deficiencies, the point was that it was inclusive, not divisive.
- Grant says the point is that no one knows what it's like to be Lauren or what's going on inside her head.
- 7 7.1 (central issue, meaning) See examples: to come/get to the point to keep o stick to the pointnow, to get back to the point, … she was brief and to the pointno irse por las ramasno salirse del temaI don't need a car and, more to the point …fue breve y concisathat's beside the pointno necesito coche, y lo que es más …the point is that it should have been ready yesterdayeso no tiene nada que ver or no viene al casothat's not the pointel hecho es que debería haber estado listo ayerthat's just the point!no se trata de esoMr Mercer seems to have entirely missed the point¡justamente!¡precisamente!7.2 uncountableel señor Mercer parece no haber entendido en absoluto de qué se trata(cogency)to give point to somethingdarle fuerza a algoExample sentences
- They put their ideas and points across very eloquently.
- He/she who needs to resort to violence to prove a point, has a poor argument.
- He made some very valid points in his argument.
- 8 uncountable (purpose) See examples: what's the point of going on?I'm not voting: what's the point?¿qué sentido tiene seguir?¿para qué vamos a seguir?the whole point of my trip was to see youyo no voto ¡para qué! or ¿qué sentido tiene?there's no point o there isn't any point (in) feeling sorry for yourselfjustamente iba a viajar ( or he viajado etc) nada más que para verteel único propósito de mi viaje era verte a tiI can't see much point in a resumption of talksno sirve de nada compadecersethere is some point to itno veo de qué va a servir que se reanuden las conversacionestiene su sentido or su razón de ser
- 9 countable 9.1 (feature, quality) See examples: patience/music isn't one of my strong pointsshe doesn't see his bad pointsla paciencia/música no es mi fuertethe good and bad points of the systemno le ve los defectosthese are the points to look forlos pros y los contras del sistema9.2estos son los detalles en los que hay que fijarse(of animal)Example sentences
- The dorsal stripe is the color of the horse's points.
- The mask, legs and tail should all show clear tabby markings which should be the same colour on all points.
- 11 (promontory) (Geography)Example sentences
- I elect to stay outside and swim round the point, making a circuit back to the boat through an archway in the cliff.
- We'll go back around the point and into that last small bight we passed on our way here.
- I'm just taking the canoe around the point for a little paddle.
- 12also: points plural12.1 (Cars)12.2platinos (masculine plural)(British English) (Railways)agujas (feminine plural)Example sentences
Example sentences12.3 (ballet) See examples: on points
- Because of the vibration of the trains passing over points, bolts may loosen slightly over time.
- The first train to pass over the points was the 7am service to Glasgow.
- The line could be extended to Skipton, and beyond, by the simple addition of a set of points at Embsay Junction.
en punta(s) de pie
- If the points need to be replaced you must remove the flywheel.
- The distributor should be completely dismantled and the points examined.
- I cleaned the points and the bike is now rideable.
- 1 (aim, direct) See examples: can you point us in the right direction?the arrow pointed the way to the exit¿nos puede indicar por dónde se va?¿nos puede señalar el camino?his example points the way for the whole nationla flecha indicaba or señalaba el camino a la salidapoint the aerosol away from yousu ejemplo señala or apunta el camino que debe seguir la nación enterato point somethingapunta para otro lado con el aerosol
atsomebody/somethinghe pointed his finger at meshe pointed the gun at himme señaló con el dedodon't point the hose at the flowersle apuntó con la pistolano apuntes directamente a las flores con la manguera
- 2 (Constr)(brickwork/wall)Example sentences
- The brickwork was being pointed up and painters were carefully applying fresh coats of white paint to doors and lintels.
- Paddy Geraghty and myself used to point that wall when I was employed in the wood many years ago.
- Ideally you should point the brickwork after the bricks have been laid long enough for the mortar to start to set.
- 3 3.1 (mark)(word/text)3.2 (give emphasis)(word/line)poner énfasis enExample sentences
- The Coroner, in pointing the moral, condemned the sale at hucksters' shops of cheap, pernicious cigarettes and said the case should be a warning to boys addicted to cigarette smoking.
- He points his words with barbs of humor to make them stick.
- She leant across the table and pointed her remarks with her knitting needles.
- 1.1 (with finger, stick etc) it's rude to point the gun was pointing in my directionwith her toes pointing outwardla pistola apuntaba hacia míto pointcon las puntas de los pies hacia afuera
at/ tosomething/somebodyhe pointed to o at the clock on the wallseñalar algo/a alguienthe big hand is pointing to sixseñaló el reloj que había en la paredto pointel minutero señala el número seis towardsomething1.2 (call attention) See examples:to pointseñalar en dirección a algo tosomethingthe report points to deficiencies in health careseñalar algothe company can point to excellent sales figuresel informe señala deficiencias en la asistencia sanitaria1.3 (indicate, suggest) See examples:to pointla empresa puede señalar sus excelentes cifras de ventas tosomething(facts/symptoms)it all points to suicideindicar algothe trends point to an early economic recoverytodo indica or hace pensar que se trata de un suicidiohis silence points to complicitylos indicios apuntan a una pronta reactivación de la economíasu silencio es señal de complicidadExample sentences
Example sentences1.4 (in hunting)
- At Castle Place the Coney Island sign is pointing in the wrong direction which must be very confusing for visitors.
- They all now came down to a brown old sign that pointed in two directions.
- Consumer spending indicators are pointing down.
- It also points to the fact that work by women has been neglected on the stage of one of our foremost theatres.
- For the next few weeks at least all the directional indicators are pointing to blood in the hencoop.
- There are many facts pointing to sweeping climatic changes in the Earth's distant past.
- The judges will not only base their classification on the number of times a dog points game, but rather on the overall quality of the points.
- If one dog points game the other dog must back the first dog.
- Both dogs found and pointed a group of about seven or eight birds.
- He had managed to distract the man's attention by pointing at something behind his back.
- ‘There you go, again,’ he said, his finger pointing at the pictures.
- Carol looked to see what her finger was pointing at.
- ‘Back away,’ Floyd directed, pointing a large stick of chalk at Kyle.
- He is pictured pointing his weapon at his colleague.
- It is tempting to try a few long exposure shots provided you don't have an unwary fellow-guest pointing his flash light at you.
- 1 (show) to point something/somebody out
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