Gota in English | Spanish to English Translation and Dictionary
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feminine noun
1. drop (de líquido); bead (de sudor)
  • no probé una gota de alcohol I didn't drink a drop of alcohol
  • caer cuatro gotas to spit (with rain)
  • ni gota (de) not a drop (of)
  • no se veía ni gota you couldn't see a thing
  • no corre ni una gota de brisa there isn't a breath of wind
  • no entiendo ni gota de alemán I don't understand a word of German
  • ni gota de sentido común not an ounce of common sense
  • fue la gota que colma el vaso, fue la última gota it was the last straw
  • como dos gotas de agua like two peas in a pod
  • sudar la gota gorda (informal) to sweat blood, to work very hard
  • gota a gota (medicine) intravenous drip
2. (Meteo)
  • gota fría = cold front that remains in one place for some time, causing continuous heavy rain
3. gout (enfermedad)
1 (de líquido) drop; (de sudor) drop; bead
unas gotas de coñac a few drops of brandy
unas gotas de tabasco
todo ello mezclado con algunas gotas de humor all mixed with a few touches of humour; se añade el aceite gota a gota add the oil drop by drop; van filtrando la información gota a gota a la prensa they let the news leak out to the press in dribs and drabs; sistema de riego gota a gota trickle irrigation; caer a gotas to drip
la gota que colma el vaso the straw that breaks the camel's back; the last straw
¡ni gota! not a bit!
no bebo ni gota de alcohol I don't drink a drop of alcohol; no corre ni gota de aire there isn't a breath of air; no ver ni gota to see nothing
parecerse como dos gotas de agua to be as like as two peas
sudar la gota gorda to sweat blood
gotas amargas bitters
2 (enfermedad) gout
gota caduca gota oral epilepsy
3 (Meteorología)
gota fría severe weather which brings flooding
gota de leche (Chile) child welfare clinic; welfare food centre
5 gotas (medicina) drops
gotas nasales nose drops; nasal drops
gota a gota drip; IV; (EEUU)
le pusieron el gota a gota he was put on a drip
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