Translation of point in Spanish:
- 1 countable(sharp end, tip) punta (feminine)to come to a pointacabar en puntaat the point of a gunExample 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) punto (masculine)Example sentences2.2
also: decimal point≈ coma (feminine)1.5 (léase: one point five)
- 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.
punto (masculine) decimal (Latin America) (the point is used instead of the comma in some Latin American countries)1,5 (read as: uno coma cinco)1.5 (read as: uno punto cinco) (Latin America)
- 3 countable 3.1(in space) punto (masculine)the southernmost/highest point of the islandel punto más meridional/alto de la islathe points of the compasslos puntos cardinalesmeeting pointpunto de encuentrocustoms point point of contact point of departure point of entry(of bullet) orificio (masculine) de entrada(of immigrant, goods) punto de entradaI've reached the point where I just don't carehe llegado a un punto en que ya no me importathings have reached such a point that …las cosas han llegado a tal punto or a tal extremo que …the point of no returnwe've reached the point of no returnahora ya no nos podemos echar atrás(literal) ahora tenemos que seguir adelante
ahora ya no nos podemos volverExample sentences3.2
(on scale) punto (masculine)freezing/boiling pointpunto de congelación/ebulliciónthe index rose three pointsel índice subió tres enteros or puntoshis nerves were at breaking pointestaba a punto de estallarthe trains were at bursting pointlos trenes iban repletosthe children have reached saturation pointlos niños ya están saturadosyou're right, up to a pointhasta cierto punto tienes razónshe is reserved to the point of coldnesses tan reservada, que llega a ser fríahis writing is untidy to the point of being illegibletiene tan mala letra, que lo que escribe resulta ilegiblewe worked to the point of exhaustiontrabajamos hasta quedar agotadosthey tormented her to the point where her life became unbearablela atormentaron hasta tal punto, que la vida se le hizo insoportableExample sentences
- 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.
- 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.
- 4 countable(in time) momento (masculine)at this point the doorbell rangen ese momento or instante sonó el timbreat this point in the gameen este momento del juegoat this point in timeen este momentoat what point did you begin to suspect?¿en qué momento empezó a sospechar?at no point did they mention moneyen ningún momento hablaron de dinerohe was at the point of death [formal]estaba agonizandofrom this point ona partir de este momentoto be on the point of something/
-ingestar a punto de +he was on the point of confessing infinitiveestaba a punto de confesarhe was on the point of tearsestaba 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) punto (masculine)set/match point(in tennis) bola (feminine) de set/partidoto win on points(in boxing) ganar por puntosto make points with somebody (American English)hacer méritos con alguien(before noun) points victory o winvictoria (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) punto (masculine)we discussed various pointstratamos diversos puntos or diversas cuestionesagreement was reached on the following pointsse llegó a un acuerdo en los siguientes puntosthe main points of the newsun resumen de las noticias más importantes del díapoint of honorcuestión (feminine) de honor or pundonorpoint of ordermoción (feminine) de ordento bring up o raise a pointplantear una cuestiónas a point of principle a point of lawuna cuestión de derechoin point of fact not to put too fine a point on ithablando en plata or en buen romanceto make a point of something/
-ingshe always made a point of talking to everyonesiempre se preocupaba por or se proponía conversar con todo el mundoI'll make a point of watching them closelyme encargaré de vigilarlos de cercato stretch a pointhacer una excepciónExample sentences
Example sentences6.2 (argument) Mike's point was a good one
- 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.
Mike tenía razón en lo que dijoit was a point which had never occurred to meera algo que nunca se me había ocurridoto make a pointwhat point are you trying to make?¿qué estás tratando de decir?that was a very interesting point you madelo que señalaste or planteaste or dijiste es muy interesanteI'd like to make one more point, if I mayquisiera hacer otra observación or señalar otra cosa, si me permitenshe made the point that …observó que …all right, you've made your point!(conceding) sí, bueno, tienes razónI see your point about it being boring!ya veo lo que querías decir con lo de que era aburridoI take your point that …acepto que …point taken I think he has a pointyo creo que tiene razón or que no está tan erradoyou have a point theretienes razón (en lo que dices)to prove a pointthat proves my point that we need more staffeso me da la razón en que necesitamos más personalshe's doing it simply to prove a pointno lo hace más que para demostrar que tiene razón
- 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) to come/get to the point to keep o stick to the pointno irse por las ramasnow, to get back to the point, … she was brief and to the point
no salirse del temafue breve y concisaI don't need a car and, more to the point …no necesito coche, y lo que es más …that's beside the pointeso no tiene nada que ver or no viene al casothe point is that it should have been ready yesterdayel hecho es que debería haber estado listo ayerthat's not the pointno se trata de esothat's just the point!¡justamente!Mr Mercer seems to have entirely missed the point
¡precisamente!el señor Mercer parece no haber entendido en absoluto de qué se trata7.2 uncountable(cogency) fuerza (feminine) (de convicción)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) what's the point of going on?¿qué sentido tiene seguir?I'm not voting: what's the point?
¿para qué vamos a seguir?yo no voto ¡para qué! or ¿qué sentido tiene?the whole point of my trip was to see youjustamente iba a viajar ( or he viajado etc) nada más que para vertethere's no point o there isn't any point (in) feeling sorry for yourself
el único propósito de mi viaje era verte a tino sirve de nada compadecerseI can't see much point in a resumption of talksno veo de qué va a servir que se reanuden las conversacionesthere is some point to ittiene su sentido or su razón de ser
- 9 countable 9.1 (feature, quality) patience/music isn't one of my strong pointsla paciencia/música no es mi fuerteshe doesn't see his bad pointsno le ve los defectosthe good and bad points of the systemlos pros y los contras del sistemathese are the points to look forestos son los detalles en los que hay que fijarse9.2(of animal) característica (feminine)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)platinos (masculine plural)Example sentences12.2
(British English) (Railways)
- 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.
agujas (feminine plural)Example sentences12.3 (ballet) on points
en punta(s) de pie
- 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.
- 1 (aim, direct) can you point us in the right direction?¿nos puede indicar por dónde se va?the arrow pointed the way to the exit
¿nos puede señalar el camino?la flecha indicaba or señalaba el camino a la salidahis example points the way for the whole nationsu ejemplo señala or apunta el camino que debe seguir la nación enterapoint the aerosol away from youapunta para otro lado con el aerosolto point something
atsomebody/somethinghe pointed his finger at meme señaló con el dedoshe pointed the gun at himle apuntó con la pistoladon't point the hose at the flowersno apuntes directamente a las flores con la manguera
- 2 (Construction)(brickwork/wall)
rejuntar (con mortero)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)
puntuarExample sentences3.2 (give emphasis)
- 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.
poner énfasis en
- 1 (with finger, stick etc) it's rude to point the gun was pointing in my directionla pistola apuntaba hacia míwith her toes pointing outwardcon las puntas de los pies hacia afuerato point
at/ tosomething/somebodyseñalar algo/a alguienhe pointed to o at the clock on the wallseñaló el reloj que había en la paredthe big hand is pointing to sixel minutero señala el número seisto point towardsomethingseñalar en dirección a algoExample sentences
- 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.
- 2 (call attention)to point
tosomethingseñalar algothe report points to deficiencies in health careel informe señala deficiencias en la asistencia sanitariathe company can point to excellent sales figuresla empresa puede señalar sus excelentes cifras de ventas
- 3 (indicate, suggest)to point
tosomething(facts/symptoms)it all points to suicide
indicar algotodo indica or hace pensar que se trata de un suicidiothe trends point to an early economic recoverylos indicios apuntan a una pronta reactivación de la economíahis silence points to complicitysu silencio es señal de complicidadExample sentences
- 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.
- 4 (in hunting)(dog)
- 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.
- 1 (show) to point something/somebody out
me señaló or me mostró la casa donde había vivido MedinaI'll point her out to you if I see her
te la señalaré si la veo2 (make aware of)
(problem/advantage)but that was before my time, he pointed out
—pero eso fue anterior a mi época —señalóhe pointed out to them that time was getting short
les señaló or les advirtió or les hizo notar que quedaba poco tiempolet me point out that …
permítame señalar or observar que …
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