el sol
-the sun
See the entry for sol.


A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (astronomy)
a. sun
Galileo Galilei declaró que la tierra gira alrededor del sol.Galileo Galilei declared that the Earth revolves around the sun.
2. (light rays)
a. sunshine
El sol me calienta.The sunshine warms me.
3. (familiar)
a. darling
Ven aquí mi sol.Come here my darling.
4. (music)
a. G
Para tocar sol en la trompeta, hay que dejar las válvulas abiertas.In order to play G on the trumpet, you need to leave the valves open.
b. sol (solfege)
Mi maestro de canto me enseñó cómo entonar correctamente el sol.My singing teacher taught me how to correctly sing sol.
c. so (solfege)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Ahora puedo tocar casi todas las notas salvo el sol.Now I can play almost every note except for so.
5. (currency)
Regionalism used in Peru
a. sol
El viaje en taxi desde el aeropuerto de Lima me costó unos 60 soles.The taxi ride from Lima's airport cost me about 60 soles.
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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. (astro)
a. sun
de sol a solfrom dawn to dusk
sol naciente/ponienterising/setting sun
2. (rayos, luz)
a. sunshine, sun
estar/ponerse al solto be in/move into the sun
entraba el sol por la ventanasunlight was coming in through the window
¡cómo pega o pica el sol!the sun's really hot!
hace solit's sunny
hace un sol de justiciait's blazing hot
tomar el solto sunbathe
3. (colloquial)
siempre se arrima al sol que más calientahe sides with whoever is most beneficial for him at the time
4. (colloquial)
no dejar a alguien ni a sol ni a sombrato follow somebody around wherever they go
5. (ángel, ricura)
a. darling, angel
tu hermana es un solyour sister's an angel
6. (music)
a. G
7. (en solfeo)
a. so
8. (moneda)
a. sol
¿águila o sol?heads or tails?
9. (bullfighting)
a. seats in the sun, the cheapest in the bullring
sol y sombramixture of brandy and anisette
1 (astro) sun
al ponerse el sol at sunset; al salir el sol at sunrise; de sol a sol from dawn to dusk
arrimarse al sol que más calienta to keep in with the right people
Pablo siempre se arrima al sol que más calienta lo mejor es no meterse en politica y arrimarse al sol que mas calienta entre los colaboracionistas también hay arrivistas que se arriman siempre al sol que mas calienta
como un sol (brillante) as bright as a new pin
salga el sol por donde quiera come what may
ser un sol
María es un sol, siempre tan agradable María is a darling, she's always so pleasant; el niño es un sol he's a lovely child
sol naciente rising sun
sol poniente setting sun
sol y luna (Caribe) machete; cane knife
sol y sombra brandy and anisette
2 (luz solar) sun; sunshine
entra mucho sol en el comedor the dining room gets a lot of sun o sunshine; ayer tuvimos nueve horas de sol we had nine hours of sunshine yesterday; hay o hace sol it is sunny; the sun is shining; un día de sol a sunny day; estar al sol to be in the sun; mirar algo a contra sol to look at sth against the light; tomar el sol to sunbathe; tumbarse al sol to lie in the sun
hacía un sol de justicia the sun was blazing down
no me deja ni a sol ni a sombra he doesn't give me a moment's peace
sol artificial sunlamp
3 (uso apelativo)
¡sol mío, ven con mamá! come with Mummy, darling o pet! (familiar)
4 (Taur)
localidades de sol the cheapest seats in a bullring with no shade
5 (Perú) (Economía) Sol; former monetary unit of Peru
(Música) G
sol mayor G major
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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