cara a cara
cara a cara
adverb
1. (in person) 
Hubiera querido decírtelo cara a cara, pero me faltó valor.I would have wanted to tell you face-to-face, but I did not have the courage.
No lo conozco cara a cara, pero por teléfono parece una persona muy amable.I don't know him face to face, but he sounds really nice on the phone.
2. (openly) 
Tendríamos que agarrar el toro por los cuernos y enfrentarnos al problema cara a cara.We should take the bull by the horns and confront the problem face-to-face.
Más tarde o más temprano, tendrás que mirar a la vida cara a cara, así que, ¿por qué no ahora?Sooner or later you'll have to look at life face to face, so why not now?
3. (one facing the other) 
Lo tuve cara a cara, como te tengo a ti ahora mismo, y es guapísimo.I had him face-to-face, like I have you now, and he's really handsome.
Niños, vamos a hacer un juego por parejas. Tenéis que poneros de pie cara a cara con vuestro compañero.Children, we're going to play a game in pairs. You have to stand face to face with your partner.
adjective
4. (in person) 
Es el primer encuentro cara a cara entre el primer ministro y el jefe de la guerrilla.It's the first face-to-face meeting between the prime minister and the guerrillas' leader.
masculine noun
5. (debate in person) 
Los dos políticos se enfrentarán por primera vez en un cara a cara televisivo.The two politicians will confront each other in a face-to-face television debate for the first time.
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