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pintar

Translation of pintar in English:

verbo transitivo/transitive verb

  • 2 (en frases negativas e interrogativas) 2.1 [familiar/colloquial] (tener relación) ¿se puede saber qué pintas tú en este asunto? and what (exactly) do you have to do with all this? [familiar/colloquial], and where exactly do you fit into all this? [familiar/colloquial] no, gracias, no voy, yo ahí no pinto nada no, thanks, I'm not going, I'd be out of place there 2.2 [familiar/colloquial] (tener influencia) yo allí no pinto nada, soy un simple empleado I don't have any say in what goes on there o/or [familiar/colloquial] any clout there, I'm a mere employee

verbo intransitivo/intransitive verb

  • 2 (en naipes) to be trumps pintan tréboles or pinta a or en tréboles clubs are trumps

verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (pintarse)

(reflexivo/reflexive)
  • 1 1.1 (maquillarse) to put on one's makeup tarda media hora en pintarse it takes her half an hour to put her makeup on o to get made up o to make herself up ¿tienes un espejo para que me pueda pintar? do you have a mirror so that I can put my makeup on o/or [familiar/colloquial] do my face? ¿dónde vas, que te has pintado tanto? where are you going so madeup o/or with all that makeup on? pintarse los ojos to put on eye makeup pintarse las uñas to paint one's nails, put on nail polish pintárselas solo [familiar/colloquial] (para algo positivo) to be a dabhand, be an expert (para algo negativo) to be an expert [ironic], to be a past master 1.2 [familiar/colloquial] (mancharse) te pintaste la cara de tinta you've got(ten) ink all over your face

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