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Translation of pintar in English:

verbo transitivo

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

verbo intransitivo

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

also: pintarse verbo pronominal (reflexivo)

  • 1 1.1
    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 [familiar] do my face?
    ¿dónde vas, que te has pintado tanto?
    where are you going so madeup o 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]
    (para algo positivo)
    to be a dabhand
    be an expert
    (para algo negativo)
    to be an expert
    to be a past master
    1.2 [familiar] (mancharse) See examples: te pintaste la cara de tinta
    you've got(ten) ink all over your face
Example sentences
  • Cuando no tiene contratos de payaso trabaja pintando casas.
  • Hay que decirlo, no es tan importante como lo quieren pintar.
  • Lo interesante es poder pintar lo que no se ve.

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