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Translation of soltar in English:

verbo transitivo

  • 2 (dejar de tener cogido) See examples: aguanta esto y no lo sueltes
    hold this and don't let go of it
    ¡suelta la pistola!
    drop the gun!
    ¿dónde puedo soltar estos paquetes?
    where can I put down o [familiar] drop these packages?
    soltó el dinero y salió corriendo
    he dropped/let go of the money and ran out
    suéltame que me haces daño
    let (me) go o let go of me, you're hurting me
    si no sueltas lo que me debes [familiar]
    if you don't give me o hand over o [familiar] cough up what you owe me
    es muy tacaño y no suelta un duro
    he's so tightfisted you can't get a penny out of him
    no pienso soltar este puesto
    I've no intention of giving up this position
  • 6 [familiar] (vientre) (+ me/te/le etc) te suelta el vientre
    it loosens your bowels

verbo intransitivo

also: soltarse verbo pronominal

  • 1 (reflexivo) (persona/animal) (desasirse) See examples: no te sueltes (de la mano)
    don't let go of my hand
    hold on to my hand
    el perro se soltó
    the dog got loose
    the dog slipped its lead ( o collar etc)
    no pude soltarme
    I couldn't get away
    el prisionero consiguió soltarse
    the prisoner managed to free himself o get free
  • 3 (adquirir desenvoltura) See examples: necesita práctica para soltarse
    she needs practice to gain confidence
    en Francia se soltó en el francés
    his French became more fluent when he was in France
    soltarse a + infinitivo
    to start to + infinitivo
    to start -ing
    se soltó a andar/hablar al año
    she started walking/talking at the age of one
Example sentences
  • Son preferibles los Cáceres calientes que los que sueltan la papa cuando quema.
  • Pero ya suelten la galleta marinera y pisen tierra.
  • El pitbull de palacio ya soltó a su jauría.

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