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 [colloquial/familiar] 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 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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Today is Fiesta de Santiago (St James' Day). The famous Camino de Santiago, the pilgrimage of thousands of people from all over Spain and many other parts of Europe to the holy city of Santiago de Compostela, takes place in the week leading up to St James' Day, 25 July. The city also has its fiestas around this time. The streets are full of musicians and performers for two weeks of celebrations culminating in the Festival del Apóstol.

There are 2 translations of cuesta in English:

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cuestan , etc
  • costar

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Word of the day mandíbula
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Cultural fact of the day

Today is Fiesta de Santiago (St James' Day). The famous Camino de Santiago, the pilgrimage of thousands of people from all over Spain and many other parts of Europe to the holy city of Santiago de Compostela, takes place in the week leading up to St James' Day, 25 July. The city also has its fiestas around this time. The streets are full of musicians and performers for two weeks of celebrations culminating in the Festival del Apóstol.