There are 2 translations of cuesta in English:

cuesta1

f

  • 1 (pendiente) íbamos cuesta arriba we were going uphill iba corriendo cuesta abajo y no pude parar I was running downhill and couldn't stop estacionar en cuesta to park on a hill dejé el coche en la cuesta I left the car on the hill/slope una cuesta muy pronunciada a very steep slope hacérsele muy cuesta arriba a algn, se me hace muy cuesta arriba trabajar con este calor I find it very difficult to work in this heat, it's an uphill struggle working in this heat ir cuesta abajo [coche/corredor] to go downhill [negocio] to go downhill, be on the skids [familiar/colloquial] la cuesta de enero January (when people are traditionally short of money)
  • 2a cuestas (encima), llevaba el bulto a cuestas she was carrying the bundle on her shoulders/back no te eches los problemas ajenos a cuestas don't weigh yourself down o/or burden yourself with other people's problems parece que llevas los problemas del mundo a cuestas you look as if you have the weight of the world on your shoulders

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There are 2 translations of cuesta in English:

cuesta2

cuestan , etc
  • costar

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Word of the day amnistiar
vt
to grant an amnesty to …
Cultural fact of the day

Spain's War of Independence against Napoleon Bonaparte's French occupation was ignited by the popular revolt in Madrid on 2 May 1808 against the French army. With support from the Duke of Wellington, Spanish resistance continued for over five years in a guerra de guerrillas which gave the world the concept and the term guerrilla warfare. The autocratic Fernando VII was restored to the throne in 1814, and his first act was to abolish the progressive Constitution of Cadiz adopted in 1812.