There are 3 main translations of punta in English:

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punta 1

adjetivo invariable

  • en la hora punta
    during the rush hour
    un sector punta de nuestra industria
    a sector which is at the forefront of our industry
    velocidad punta
    top speed

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punta 2

sustantivo femenino

  • 4 (Deporte)juega en la punta
    he's a forward o striker
  • 6 (Cono Sur) [familiar] (montón) See examples: costó una punta de plata
    it cost a lot of money o [familiar] a fortune
    tiene una punta de cosas que hacer
    she has loads o stacks of things to do [familiar]
    son una punta de asesinos
    they're a bunch of murderers
    [familiar]
  • 7a punta de (América Latina) [familiar], a punta de repetírselo mil veces
    by telling him it a thousand times
    se curó a punta de antibióticos
    he got better by taking antibiotics
    a punta de palos lo hicieron obedecer
    they beat him until he did as he was told
    una dieta a punta de líquidos
    a liquid-based diet
Example sentences
  • La punta del torneo se pintó de celeste.
  • Además dejaron escapar la opción de estar solo en la punta.
  • Jugué en la punta izquierda en el equipo reserva.

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punta 3

sustantivo masculino y femenino

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