There are 2 main translations of cuesta in English:

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cuesta 1

sustantivo femenino

  • 1 (pendiente) See examples: 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 alguien, 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]
    la cuesta de enero
    (when people are traditionally short of money)
  • 2a cuestas (encima) See examples:, 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
Example sentences
  • Una cuesta de lava negra sirve de sepultura para una iguana marina.
  • Afortunadamente el desperfecto, dijo, no se registró en el sector de la cuesta.
  • La gente pasaba a su lado, con sus propias historias a cuestas.

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There are 2 main translations of cuesta in English:

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cuesta 2 also: cuestan , etc

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