foot
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Usage note
The plural of "foot" is "feet."
foot(
foot
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (anatomy)
a. el pie
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(human)
She hurt her foot playing soccer.Se lastimó el pie jugando al fútbol.
b. la pata
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(animal)
We saw a cat with only three feet today.Hoy vimos un gato con solo tres patas.
2. (measurement)
a. el pie
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My grandmother is only five feet tall.Mi abuela solo mide cinco pies.
3. (lower part of something)
a. el pie
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The bunnies played at the foot of the hill.Los conejos jugaban al pie de la colina.
4. (furniture)
a. el pie
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The design of the feet of this table is quite baroque.El diseño de los pies de esta mesa es bastante barroco.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to go on foot; used with "it")
a. ir a pie
Shall we foot it or cheat and get the cable-car up the hill?¿Vamos a pie o hacemos trampa y tomamos el teleférico hasta lo alto?
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to pay)
a. pagar
Who's going to foot the bill for all these changes?¿Quién va a pagar la factura generada por todos estos cambios?
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foot
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of person)
a. el pie
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (of animal, chair)
a. la pata
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
to put one's feet updescansar
to set foot in/onponer los pies en
she is on her feet all dayse pasa el día entero de pie or
to be on one's feet againestar recuperado(a)
on foota pie, caminando andando
it was wet under footel suelo estaba mojado
foot bathbaño de pies
3. (military)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
foot patrolpatrulla de infantería
foot pumpbomba de pie
foot soldiersoldado de infantería
4. (lower part; of mountain, stairs, page)
a. el pie
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
5. (in poetry)
a. el pie
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
6. (measurement)
a. el pie
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
three foot or feet six (inches)tres pies y seis pulgadas
at 2,000 feeta dos mil pies
7. (idioms)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to have one's feet firmly on the groundtener los pies en la tierra
to have one foot in the gravetener un pie en la tumba
she hasn't put a foot wrongno ha cometido un solo error
8. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to put one's foot in itmeter la pata
to find one's feetfamiliarizarse
the job's not much, but it's a foot in the doorel trabajo no es gran cosa, pero supone un primer paso
to have feet of claytener (los) pies de barro
9. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
my foot!¡ni loco! ¡y un jamón!,, ¡ni yendo a bailar a Chalma!,, ¡tu abuela!
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
10. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to foot the billpagar la cuenta
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foot [fʊt]
noun
feet (plural)
1 (Anat) pie (m); [of animal, chair] pata (f)
my feet are aching me duelen los pies
to get to one's feet ponerse de pie; levantarse; pararse; (LAm)
lady, my foot! ¡dama, ni hablar!
on foot a pie; andando; caminando; (LAm)
to be on one's feet estar de pie; estar parado; (LAm) he's on his feet all day long está trajinando todo el santo día; no descansa en todo el día
on one's feet
he's on his feet again ya está recuperado or repuesto
to rise to one's feet ponerse de pie; levantarse; pararse; (LAm)
I've never set foot there nunca he estado allí
to set foot inside sb's door poner los pies en la casa de algn; pasar el umbral de algn; to set foot on dry land poner el pie en tierra firme
it's wet under foot el suelo está mojado
to trample sth under foot pisotear algo; the children are always under my feet siempre tengo los niños pegados
to put one's feet up descansar
to put one's best foot forward animarse a continuar
to get cold feet entrarle miedo a algn
to get one's foot in the door meter el pie en la puerta
to put one's foot down (say no) plantarse; (Aut) acelerar
to drag one's feet dar largas al asunto; hacerse el roncero
to fall on one's feet tener suerte; caer de pie
to find one's feet ponerse al corriente
to have one foot in the grave estar con un pie en la sepultura
to have one's feet on the ground ser realista
to put one's foot in it meter la pata (informal)
to start off on the right foot entrar con buen pie
to shoot o.s. in the foot pegarse un tiro en el pie
to sit at sb's feet ser discípulo de algn
to stand on one's own two feet volar con sus propias alas
to sweep a girl off her feet enamorar perdidamente a una chica
she never put a foot wrong no cometió ningún error
it all started off on the wrong foot todo empezó mal
2 [of mountain, page, stairs, bed] pie (m)
at the foot of the hill al pie de la colina
3 (measure) pie (m)
he's six foot or feet tall mide seis pies; mide un metro ochenta
note See culture box in entry imperial.
transitive verb
1 (pay)
to foot the bill (for sth) pagar (algo); correr con los gastos (de algo)
2
to foot it (walk) ir andando or caminando; (LAm) (dance) bailar
modifier
foot brake (n) (Aut) freno (m) de pie
foot fault (n) (Tennis) falta (f) de saque
foot passenger (n) pasajeroapasajera (m) (f) de a pie;a pasajera
foot pump (n) bomba (f) de pie
foot rot (n) uñero (m)
foot soldier (n) soldado (m) de infantería
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