dios
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Usage note
In Spanish, the proper noun "Dios" used to refer to a single supreme being is normally capitalized and does not usually take an article.
el dios, la diosa(
dyohs
)
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
1. (supernatural being)
a. god (masculine or both genders)
Marte era el dios romano de la guerra.Mars was the Roman god of war.
Los antiguos griegos creían en muchos dioses.The ancient Greeks believed in many gods.
b. goddess (feminine)
Venus era la diosa romana del amor.Venus was the Roman goddess of love.
2. (influential person)
a. god (masculine or both genders)
Para mí, Kurt Cobain era el supremo dios del rock.Kurt Cobain was the ultimate rock god for me.
b. goddess (feminine)
Ingrid Bergman era una diosa del cine.Ingrid Bergman was a movie goddess.
Dios
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
3. (supernatural being)
a. God
Según la Biblia, Dios creó el mundo en siete días.According to the Bible, God created the world in seven days.
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dios
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. god, goddess
2. (ser sobrenatural)
a. God
el Dios, -osa de los cristianosthe Christian God
a la buena de Dios, -osaany old how
3. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
se armó la de Dios, -osa es Cristoall hell broke loose
como Dios, -osa le da a entenderas best one can
dejado de la mano de Dios, -osagodforsaken
4. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
hacer algo como Dios, -osa mandato do something properly
5. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
tu vecina está como Dios, -osayour neighbor's gorgeous
necesitar Dios, -osa y ayudato have one's work cut out
sin encomendarse a Dios, -osa ni al diablothrowing caution to the winds
6. (prov)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Dios, -osa los cría y ellos se juntanbirds of a feather flock together
7. (en exclamaciones, invocaciones)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¡Dios, -osa mío!good God!, (oh) my God!
Dios, -osa sabe, sabe Dios, -osaGod (alone) knows
Dios, -osa diráit's in the lap of the gods
Dios, -osa mediante, si Dios, -osa quiereGod willing
¡Dios, -osa lo quiera!let's hope so
¡Dios, -osa Santo, ¡Santo Dios, -osa!, ¿qué vamos a hacer ahora?oh my God, what are we going to do now?
¡Dios, -osa te oiga!let's hope so!
¡gracias a Dios, -osa!thank heavens!
¡por Dios, -osa!for God's sake!
que Dios, -osa te lo pagueGod bless you!
¡vaya por Dios, -osa!for Heaven's sake!, honestly!
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diosa diosa
god/goddess
los dioses paganos the pagan gods
creen en falsos dioses su único dios es el dinero
comimos como dioses we ate like kings
no hay dios que
no hay dios que entienda eso no-one on earth could understand that (familiar)
no hay dios que te aguante
ni dios no one
-¿hay mucha gente en la reunión? -no hay ni dios esto no lo sabe ni dios
en el accidente no se salvó ni dios no one survived the accident
no lo sabía ni dios
todo dios everyone
lo sabía todo dios the world and his wife knew about it (familiar); everyone knew about it
fue a la fiesta todo dios [como] todo dios
tienes que pagar como todo dios you have to pay like everyone else
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "dios"
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¡Feliz cumpleaños! Que dios te bendiga.
Happy birthday! God bless you.
un dios es
a god is
mi dios
my Lord, my god
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