el rostro
-the face
See the entry for rostro.


A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (anatomy)
a. face
Ese bebé tiene el rostro como un querubín de Botticelli.That baby has a face like a Botticelli cherub.
La estrella se cubrió el rostro con una bufanda.The star covered her face with a scarf.
b. countenance
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
Su rostro preocupado me dejó inquieto.I was unsettled by her worried countenance.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
a. nerve
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
¡Qué rostro tiene para no pedirme disculpas!She has some nerve not apologizing to me!
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. face
2. (fam fig)
tener (mucho) rostroto have a (lot of) nerve
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1 (semblante) countenance; (cara) face
retrato de rostro entero full-face portrait
2 (descaro) nerve (familiar); cheek (familiar)
3 (Náutica) beak
4 (Zoología) rostrum
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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