There are 2 translations of ring in Spanish:

ring1

Pronunciation: /rɪŋ/

n

  • 1 countable/numerable 1.1 (on finger) anillo (m); (woman's) anillo (m), sortija (f); (for nose, ear) aro (m) diamond ring anillo or sortija de brillantes or diamantes (before noun/delante del nombre) ring finger (dedo (m)) anular (m)
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    • The diamond ring and the wedding band Nikolas placed on my finger six months ago blinds me as it catches the sun's rays.
    • There are four branches of the collection of individually-crafted earrings, bracelets, necklaces, rings and brooches.
    • She was festooned with bangles, rings, necklaces, earrings and jewellery.
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    • Suppose you have a rubber band, an apple and a ring doughnut.
    • John and Vanessa passed on the burgers (they said that they were vegetarians) and munched on some onion rings.
    • We stopped at this Denny's and I ordered a huge cheeseburger, fries, onion rings, and a huge vanilla shake.
    1.2 (circular object) the bull had a ring through its nose el toro tenía un aro en la nariz or una nariguera he had a ring in his ear tenía un aro en la oreja a curtain ring una argolla or anilla there was a ring around the pigeon's foot la paloma tenía una anilla en la pata napkin ring servilletero (masculine) 1.3 (circular shape) círculo (masculine) to stand in a ring hacer* un corro, formar un círculo (growth) ring [Botany/Botánica] anillo (masculine) a dirty ring around the bathtub un cerco de suciedad or de mugre en la bañera the rings of Saturn los anillos de Saturno she put a ring around the date/advertisement marcó con un círculo la fecha/el anuncio to have rings around one's eyes tener* ojeras to run rings around sth/sb darle* mil vueltas a algo/algn, darle* sopas con honda(s) a algo/algn (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar], bailarse algo/a algn (Colombia) [colloquial/familiar]
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    • Behind these rings of trees are yet more grassy fields, some wild and overgrown, others kept trim and tidy.
    • The guests form a ring enclosing the bride, Ona, and men dance with her.
    • It was almost possible to see the location of the Palace, at the centre of concentric rings of islands.
    1.4 (burner) (British English/inglés británico) quemador (m), hornilla (f) (Latin America except Southern Cone/América Latina excepto Cono Sur) , hornillo (masculine) (Spain/España) , hornalla (feminine) (River Plate area/Río de la Plata)
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    • A higher-wattage gas ring is designed to handle the shape and heat demands of a convex shaped wok with ease.
    • Each table has its own gas ring, and you cook the beef as you need it, then dip the paper-thin slices in chilli or sesame sauce.
  • 2 countable/numerable 2.1 (in boxing, wrestling) cuadrilátero (m), ring (m) to throw o toss one's cap o hat into the ring echarse or lanzarse* al ruedo, entrar en liga my hat is in the ring estoy en la contienda 2.2 (in circus) pista (feminine)
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    • The darkness around the arena made it hard for spectators to see the ring.
    • The audience were seated in rows of benches surrounding the ring.
    • Then I picked up my sword, which I had rested on the fence surrounding the ring.
    2.3
    (bull ring)
    ruedo (masculine)
    2.4 (at race course) (in (United Kingdom/el Reino Unido) ) recinto (masculine) para apuestas 2.5 (in livestock market) corral (masculine) de exposición
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    • The final bout in the boxing ring is genuinely exciting, although the evening seems to tail off, lacking a real ending.
    • Perhaps another tragedy but created not in the flashpoint of the boxing ring but over a phenomenal career was that of Muhammad Ali.
    • The sand was abruptly gone, and he faced the Hulk across a boxing ring, in the gym where a kid with a zip gun once tried to kill Jack McGee.
  • 3 countable/numerable 3.1 (of criminals) red (f), banda (f) vice/drug ring red de corrupción/de narcotráfico spy ring red de espionaje 3.2 [Business/Comercio] cártel (masculine)
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    • There was always some sort of gang fights or drug rings or brothels around here.
    • It's a high place of crime, drug rings, and prostitution due to the obvious lack of law enforcement.
    • At first they don't get along, but in the course of investigating a murder, they uncover a drug ring… and a friendship.
  • 4 4.1 countable/numerable (sound of bell) there was a ring at the door sonó el timbre de la puerta a loud ring was heard se oyó un timbrazo 4.2 uncountable/no numerable (sound, resonance) the ring of the smith's hammer el martilleo del herrero the ring of horses' hooves on cobbles el sonido de los cascos de los caballos en los adoquines his voice/the language has a harsh ring su voz/el idioma tiene un timbre áspero the name has a ring to it el nombre suena bien a name with a familiar ring to it un nombre muy conocido or que suena mucho a story with a ring of truth una historia verosímil 4.3 (telephone call) (British English/inglés británico) (no plural/sin plural) to give sb a ring llamar (por teléfono) a algn, telefonear a algn, darle* or pegarle* un telefonazo a algn [colloquial/familiar], hablarle a algn (Mexico/México)
  • 5 countable/numerable (set of bells) juego (masculine) de campanas

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There are 2 translations of ring in Spanish:

ring2

vi (past tense of/pasado de rang past participle of/participio pasado de, rung)

  • 1 1.1 (make sound) [church bell] sonar*, repicar*, tañer* [literary/literario]; [doorbell/telephone/alarm/alarm clock] sonar*
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    • Dragging herself from her car that evening and up the walk toward her apartment, she heard the sound of her telephone ringing.
    • Although this scene, like the climax of Halloween, begins in a bedroom, once the telephone rings we enter Krueger's dream world.
    • Stephen was awakened by the telephone ringing next to his head.
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    • ‘The halls rang to laughter, and we had such fun,’ murmured Verdana, sadly.
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    • Her performance has so many qualities and rings with such truth.
    • Intermittent snippets of conversation suggesting rehearsal out-takes rang with a self-consciously clever sitcom snap, ultimately not terribly enlightening or deep.
    • Despite the great quality of its prose, the story itself rings with superficiality, a certain lack of true profundity that can be covered but not overcome.
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    • For this is not simply a ‘message’ play, but a harrowing account of one family's trauma that rings horribly true.
    • Money was money and the wife would probably do a better job of running away the next time; for the first time, Kratos felt that reasoning ring hollow.
    • It has a story that still rings true today and sports a good handful of excellent performances.
    1.2 (operate bell) [person] tocar* el timbre, llamar al timbre to ring at the door tocar* el timbre, llamar a la puerta or al timbre you rang, sir? ¿ha llamado, señor?to ring for sb/sth you have to ring for service tiene que llamar al timbre para que lo atiendan she rang for the butler hizo sonar el timbre/la campanilla para llamar el mayordomo
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    • Nearby is another Lake Mashu which is ringed by 200 metre high walls.
    • Dark marks ringed the boy's bony wrist, livid against pale flesh.
    • Where his were ringed in dark green, these were colored deep blue, almost black.
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    • Certainly, talking to Popin Pete doesn't ring any gangsta alarm bells.
    • With a kind of detachment, he walked, as casually as he could under the circumstances, towards the door and rung the bell.
    • He carried me right up to the door and rung the bell with difficulty.
  • 2 (telephone) (British English/inglés británico) llamar (por teléfono), telefonear, hablar (Mexico/México) to ring for sb/sth she rang for a cab/doctor llamó un taxi/al médico
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    • I gave him the number to ring back, and nothing happened; eventually, pushing my luck, I rang him back.
    • I managed at one time to get to the telephone and ring the Philippines consul in Nicosia, who rang the owners of the taverna and gave them a mouthful.
    • Nothing was worth watching on the television, so he decided to ring Joy on the telephone.
  • 3 3.1 (resound) resonar* their shouts still rang in our ears todavía oíamos sus gritos, sus gritos aún resonaban en nuestros oídos [literary/literario] the house rang with the laughter of children la casa resonaba con risas infantiles the air rang with their shouts of joy sus gritos de alegría resonaban en el aire the whole office rang with talk of the boss's wedding en la oficina no se hablaba sino de la boda del jefe to ring true ser* or sonar* convincente the characters ring false los personajes no son convincentes her laughter rang hollow su risa sonaba forzada their boasts/threats rang hollow sus alardes/amenazas no convencían a nadie 3.2 [ears] zumbar
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    • Once you have ringed the bird you write down the ring number, the species of bird, age, sex, date, time, wing length and weight.
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    • But if your ears ring after loud noise or your hearing goes a little blurry, that means they are temporarily damaged.
    • My ears were ringing from the loud noise suddenly halting.
    • I stopped halfway through my swing, my ears ringing from the loud sound.
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    • Sirens split the night and from everywhere came the sound of people; her clear voice rang out above it all as she sang the words from a song Jag knew very well.
    • At the start of our third year here, Elsa and I were dragging ourselves out of bed as the waking bell rang out cold and clear.
    • Two gunshots rang out like two clear bells in the night as the angel of retribution silently passed.

vt (past tense of/pasado de rang past participle of/participio pasado de, rung)

  • 1 1.1 (operate) [doorbell/handbell/church bell] tocar* 1.2 (telephone) (British English/inglés británico) llamar (por teléfono), telefonear, hablarle a (Mexico/México) ring the doctor llama al médico
  • 2
    (past tense & past participle/pasado y participio pasado ringed)
    2.1 (surround) cercar*, rodear 2.2 (with pen, pencil) marcar* con un círculo, encerrar* en un círculo
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    • Ring the correct answer below.
    2.3 [bird] anillar to ring a bull ponerle* un aro en el hocico a un toro, ponerle* una nariguera a un toro
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    • Police had ringed the theater with Metro buses touching bumper to bumper.
    • Eight fortified guard towers ringed the eight-sided central keep, lining its periphery like the spindly legs of a gigantic spider.
    • ‘It's just over there,’ Mari said as she came over, pointing to a building down the street, ringed in by a chain link fence.

Phrasal verbs

ring around

(British English/inglés británico) ring round
verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio llamar a varios lugares or sitios 1.1verb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento hacer* varias llamadas a

ring back

(British English/inglés británico)
verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio volver* a llamar could you ring back in half an hour? ¿podría volver a llamar dentro de media hora? 1.1verb + object + adverb/verbo + complemento + adverbio (ring again) volver* a llamar; (return call) llamar would you ask her to ring me back? ¿le podría decir que me llame?

ring in

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio (telephone) (British English/inglés británico) llamar to ring in sick llamar para dar parte de enfermo 1.1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento ring up 1 2 1.2verb + adverb + object/verbo + adverbio + complemento ring out 2

ring off

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio (British English/inglés británico)

ring out

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio [shot/voice] oírse*, resonar*; [bells] sonar*, resonar* 1.1verb + adverb + object/verbo + adverbio + complemento to ring out the old (year) and ring in the new despedir* al año viejo y recibir al nuevo (al son de las campanas)

ring up

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento 1.1 (on cash register) [amount] marcar*, registrar 1.2 (notch up) [triumphs/victories] anotarse 1.3 (telephone) (British English/inglés británico) ring2 2 1 2 1.1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio (British English/inglés británico) ring2 1 2

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Word of the day incansable
adj
tireless …
Cultural fact of the day

Paro is the name in Spain for both unemployment and unemployment benefit. The period for which paro can be claimed ranges from three months to a year, depending on how long a person has been working. The amount paid decreases over the period of unemployment.