Translation of spot in Spanish:
- 1 countable 1.1 (dot — on material)(— on animal's skin)a blue tie with white spotsI keep seeing spots before my eyesuna corbata azul a or con lunares blancos ( or con motas blancas etc)to knock spots off something/somebody [colloquial]veo como manchasdarle cien or cien mil vueltas a algo/alguien [colloquial]darle sopas con honda(s) a algo/alguien (Spain) [colloquial]Example sentences1.2 (blemish, stain) spots of ink
a reputation without spot or stain [literary]manchas de tintauna reputación impecable or [literary] sin tachaExample sentences1.3 (pimple)
- Their fur, feathers and skins, wonderfully textured and coloured, the symmetry of the patterns they make and the exquisite arrays of stripes and spots are there to be emulated.
- These spots have raised centers that may develop on either surface of the leaf but are more common on the lower surface.
- Affected stems often have reddish-brown spots or streaks.
(British English)she broke out o came out in spots1.4le salieron granosalso: beauty spot
- An infestation can sometimes be recognized by blood stains and dark spots of excreta.
- Here ink spots clearly are ink spots, and Kalina employs them in a carefree punctuation that sets up a joyful rhythm across the sheet.
- In his nervousness, he cut himself, standing back and watching the blood trickle down his cheek; a small spot settling on the collar of his shirt.
- 2 2.1 countable (location, place) a delightful spot by the riverextra police were rushed to the spotun lugar or un sitio precioso a orillas del ríodon't move from that spot until I get backrefuerzos policiales fueron enviados con urgencia al lugar de los disturbios ( or del siniestro etc)on the spotfiremen were quickly on the spotno te muevas de ahí hasta que vuelvaand now a report from our woman on the spotlos bomberos se presentaron sin demora en el lugar del siniestrohe had to decide on the spoty ahora un informe de nuestra enviada especial (desde el lugar de los hechos)she was fired on the spottuvo que decidir en ese mismo momentothey were killed on the spotla despidieron en el actoon-the-spot finelos mataron allí mismo(multa que se paga en el acto)to be rooted to the spot2.2 (difficult situation) See examples: in a (tight) spotquedarse clavado en el sitio or paralizadowe're in a bit of a spot hereen apurosen un líoen un aprietoto help somebody out of a tight spotestamos metidos en un apuro or lío or aprietoto put somebody on the spotsacar a alguien de un apuro or aprietoponer a alguien en un apuro or aprieto
- 3 countable (of character, personality) science is my weak spotyou've touched a rather sore spot therelas ciencias son mi punto débil or no son mi fuerteto have a soft spot for somebody/something [colloquial]has puesto el dedo en la llagato hit the spot (especially American English)tener debilidad por alguien/algocaer muy bien
- 4 4.1 (drop) 4.2 (small amount) (British English) [colloquial] (no plural) do you fancy a spot of supper?we had a spot of trouble with the car¿quieres cenar algo?the garden could do with a spot of raintuvimos un problemita or un pequeño contratiempo con el cocheal jardín le vendría bien que lloviera un pocoExample sentences
- Davis brings a beautifully written character to life without a spot of bother, and she makes a wonderful addition to the Spaced cast.
- Treating me to a spot of food and a fresh coffee in the garden, he started to explain why you should choose to use your art to make political statements.
- It is not simply schoolchildren who benefit from a spot of Mozart.
- 5 countable (Radio, Television) 5.1 (time) a weekly spot on TVa commercial spotun espacio semanal en televisión5.2 (part) he had a guest spot in the programun spot publicitariouna cuña publicitariaun anuncioapareció como invitado en el programaExample sentences
- Finally, the one bright spot amongst the added features is a five-minute excerpt from the boys' appearance at the 1997 Cable Ace Awards.
- About the only bright spot is the colorful feature starring Lewis Van Dercar.
- One bright spot is simply that hard-core rap has knocked out such unmusical predecessors as heavy metal and punk.
- He crawled, looking for a secluded spot like the Tall Soldier had.
- It's a wonder how all of this art, architecture and creativity ended up in such a secluded spot.
- Garbled details would be passed on by word of mouth and soon convoys of hatchbacks would head out for sunrise sessions in motorway service stations and picnic spots.
- 6 countable (position, job)(American English)Example sentences
- The audio archives section contains radio spots and full songs related to the film.
- On the other side are the easily deluded, the ones who believe that a hit single or a television spot circumvents money to actually purchase happiness.
- Aardman has subsequently worked on a number of advertisements, the most distinctive of which are probably the Lurpak spots featuring a character made of butter named Douglas.
- 7 (Sport) 7.1 (in billiards) 7.2 (in soccer)also: penalty spotpunto (masculine) de penalty or (in Latin America also) de penal
transitive verb -tt-
- 1(error)(bargain)he finally spotted her in the crowdhe's good at spotting talental final la vio or la divisó or (in Latin America also) la ubicó entre el gentíosee if you can spot the differencesabe reconocer talento donde lo hayyou didn't spot half the mistakesa ver si te das cuenta de cuál es la diferenciahe always spots the winnerdejaste pasar or no descubriste más de la mitad de las faltassiempre adivina quién/cuál va a ganarExample sentences
- Late that day one of the search crews spotted Doug's body in such rugged terrain they were unable to get to it before dark.
- I also spotted a fair amount of grain in the transfer.
- I like spotting the eel, who is very shy and hides under rocks.
impersonal verb -tt-
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