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casa

Translation of casa in English:

sustantivo femenino

Casa Amarilla Casa Rosada
  • 1 1.1
    (vivienda)
    está buscando casa
    she's looking for somewhere to live
    cambiarse or mudarse de casa
    move house
    todavía no nos han ofrecido la casa
    they still haven't invited us to see the house
    casa or casita del perro caseta 3
    1.2
    (hogar)
    a los 18 años se fue de casa or (América Latina) de la casa
    she left home at 18
    no está nunca en casa or (América Latina) en la casa
    he's never (at) home
    ¿por qué no pasas por casa or (América Latina) por la casa?
    why don't you drop in o by?
    voy a preguntar en casa or (América Latina) en la casa
    I'll ask at home
    está en su casa lo invito a cenar a su casa de usted (México)
    please come over to dinner
    ¿dónde vive? — en Lomas 38, su casa de usted (México)
    where do you live? — at number 38 Lomas, where you will always be most welcome
    no soy de la casa
    I don't live here
    decidió poner casa en Toledo
    she decided to go and live in Toledo
    le ha puesto casa a su querida
    he's set his mistress up in a house ( o an apartment etc)
    los padres les ayudaron a poner la casa
    their parents helped them to set up house
    de andar or para andar por casa
    (vestido)
    for wearing around the house
    (definición/terminología)
    caérsele or venírsele a alguien la casa encima, cuando no aprobó el examen se le vino la casa encima
    when she failed the exam, the bottom fell out of her world o her whole world came crashing down around her ears
    como Pedro or Perico or Pepe por su casa
    as if you/he/she owned the place
    [familiar]
    como una casa [familiar], una mentira como una casa
    a whopping great lie
    [familiar]
    an out-and-out lie
    un error grande como una casa
    a glaring o terrible mistake
    echar or tirar or (Venezuela) botar la casa por la ventana
    to push the boat out
    para la boda de su hija tiró la casa por la ventana
    he spared no expense o he really went overboard o he really pushed the boat out for his daughter's wedding
    empezar la casa por el tejado
    to put the cart before the horse
    en la casa de la Guayaba [familiar] or [vulgar] de la chingada (México)
    miles away
    [familiar]
    ser muy de su casa
    (hogareño)
    to be very homeloving
    be a real homebody (inglés norteamericano) o (inglés británico) homelover
    (hacendoso)
    to be very houseproud
    en casa del herrero, cuchillo de palo or (Colombia) azadón de palo
    the shoemaker's son always goes barefoot
    cada uno en su casa y Dios en la de todos
    each to his own and God watching over everyone

Cultural Note: Casa Amarilla

The headquarters of the Venezuelan State Department in Caracas. It was originally a colonial prison. President Guzmán Blanco made it the presidential palace in the nineteenth century and had it painted yellow, the color of the Liberal Party, hence the name. Casa Amarilla is also the name of the Presidential Palace in San José, Costa Rica.

Cultural Note: Casa Rosada

The Argentinian president's official residence in the Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires. Its façade was painted pink as a sign of national unity by President Sarmiento in the nineteenth century, to symbolize the coming together of two opposing political factions, one of whose banners was red, the other white.
Example sentences
  • Un incendio que terminó con la construcción de una casa dejó marcada la tristeza en los rostros de tres niñas.
  • Sin embargo, el dueño de casa buscará quedarse con los puntos.
  • Una noche se quedó a dormir en la casa de un amigo.

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