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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The LOE (Ley Orgánica de Educación) is a Spanish reform of 2006 which established four stages of pre-university education: non-compulsory educación infantil, from birth to six years; compulsory primary education, Primaria, from six to twelve; compulsory secondary education, ESO - Educación Secundaria Obligatoria, from twelve to sixteen; and either two years of Bachillerato, leading to university entrance, or two years of Formación Profesional Específica de Grado Medio, vocational training that can lead to Formación Profesional Específica de Grado Superior. The LOE superseded the LOGSE Ley Orgánica de Ordenación General del Sistema Educativo of 1990. The major change was a reduction in humanities subjects in the curriculum, while citizenship classes Educación para la Ciudadanía were introduced. The latter have been controversial in some quarters.

There are 2 translations of cuesta in English:

cuesta2

cuestan, etc

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Word of the day órbita
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orbit …
Cultural fact of the day

The LOE (Ley Orgánica de Educación) is a Spanish reform of 2006 which established four stages of pre-university education: non-compulsory educación infantil, from birth to six years; compulsory primary education, Primaria, from six to twelve; compulsory secondary education, ESO - Educación Secundaria Obligatoria, from twelve to sixteen; and either two years of Bachillerato, leading to university entrance, or two years of Formación Profesional Específica de Grado Medio, vocational training that can lead to Formación Profesional Específica de Grado Superior. The LOE superseded the LOGSE Ley Orgánica de Ordenación General del Sistema Educativo of 1990. The major change was a reduction in humanities subjects in the curriculum, while citizenship classes Educación para la Ciudadanía were introduced. The latter have been controversial in some quarters.