cuesta
cuesta(
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (incline)
a. slope
Llegarás a una cuesta muy empinada, al final de la cual se acaba el camino.You'll arrive at a very steep slope, at the end of which the path ends.
b. hill
La iglesia está arriba de la cuesta.The church is at the top of the hill.
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cuesta
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. slope
cuesta arribauphill
cuesta abajodownhill
2. (fam fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
trabajar los viernes se me hace muy cuesta arribaI find working on Fridays heavy going
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cuesta
1 (pendiente) hill; slope
mi casa está al final de la cuesta my house is at the top of the hill; una cuesta empinada a steep slope
la calle estaba en cuesta
bajamos la cuesta corriendo we ran down the hill
cuesta abajo downhill
ir cuesta abajo to go downhill
cuesta arriba uphill
me canso más cuando voy cuesta arriba I get more tired when I go uphill; se me hace muy cuesta arriba estudiar tan tarde I find it a struggle to study so late at night
los últimos años de carrera se me hicieron muy cuesta arriba
la cuesta de enero period of financial stringency following Christmas spending
2
a cuestas on one's back
siempre va con su guitarra a cuestas he always goes around with his guitar on his back o slung over his shoulder; llevé al niño a cuestas a la cama I carried the child up to bed on my back o shoulders; se recorrieron Europa con la mochila a cuestas they went backpacking all around Europe; se echa todas las responsabilidades a cuestas she takes all the responsibilities on her own shoulders
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