Pendiente in English | Spanish to English Translation and Dictionary
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1. pending (por resolver) ; outstanding (deuda)
  • estar pendiente de to keep an eye on; (atento a) to be waiting for (a la espera de)
  • estar pendiente de un hilo (figurative) to be hanging by a thread
2. failed (asignatura)
masculine noun
3. earring (peninsular Spanish)
feminine noun
4. slope
  • el terreno está en pendiente the ground slopes o is on a slope
  • una pendiente del 25 por ciento a gradient of 1 in 4, a 1 in 4 gradient
1 (a la expectativa)
estar pendiente de algo: estaban pendientes de su llegada they were waiting for him to arrive; estamos pendientes de lo que él decida we are waiting to see what he decides; quedamos pendientes de sus órdenes we await your instructions
2 (atento)
estar pendiente de algo/algn: está muy pendiente de la salud de su madre he always keeps an eye on his mother's health; está demasiado pendiente de su novio she's too wrapped up in her boyfriend; estaban muy pendientes de lo que decía they were listening to her intently
estar pendiente de un problema estar pendiente de los labios de algn
3 [+juicio, caso, pedido] pending
aún tenemos un par de asuntos pendientes we still have a couple of matters pending
4 [+cuenta] outstanding; unpaid
5 [+asignatura]
tener una asignatura pendiente
tengo las matemáticas pendientes I have to resit maths
6 (colgado) hanging
(arete) earring
[de un terreno] slope; [de un tejado] pitch
subieron por una pendiente muy pronunciada they climbed up a steep slope; en pendiente sloping
estar en la pendiente vital to be over the hill (familiar)
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