kiss
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kiss(
kihs
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (caress with the lips)
a. el beso
(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).
How old were you when you got your first kiss?¿Cuántos años tenías cuando recibiste tu primer beso?
I will never forget his farewell kiss.No olvidaré nunca su beso de despedida.
2. (light touch)
a. el roce
(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 artist gave the canvas the softest of kisses with the brush.La artista le dio el roce más suave al lienzo con el pincel.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to give a kiss)
a. besar
I love kissing my baby daughter on her chubby cheeks.Me encanta besar a mi niñita en sus cachetes gorditos.
When Jason proposed, Amelia immediately said yes and kissed him.Cuando Jason le propuso matrimonio, Amelia enseguida dijo que sí, y lo besó.
4. (to touch lightly)
a. rozar
I just kissed the bumper of the car in front of me when I was parallel parking.Apenas rocé el parachoques del coche que tenía delante cuando estacionaba en paralelo.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to give a kiss)
a. besarse
Europeans tend to kiss each other on both cheeks as a greeting.Los europeos suelen besarse en ambos cachetes cuando se saludan.
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kiss
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el beso
(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).
to give somebody a kissdar un beso a alguien
to give somebody the kiss of lifehacer el boca a boca a alguien
2. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
the news was the kiss of death for the projectla noticia dio el golpe de gracia al proyecto
kiss curlcaracolillo m
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (general)
a. besar
to kiss somebody goodbye/goodnightdar un beso de despedida/de buenas noches a alguien
you can kiss your chances of promotion goodbyeya puedes despedirte de tu ascenso
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (general)
a. besarse
to kiss and make upreconciliarse
to kiss and telltener un lío con un/una famoso(a) y luego contárselo a la prensa
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kiss [kɪs]
noun
beso (m); (light touch) roce (m)
to blow sb a kiss tirar un beso a algn; dar un beso volado a algn
the kiss of death el golpe de gracia
to give sb a kiss dar un beso a algn
the kiss of life (Britain) (artificial respiration) respiración (f) boca a boca; nueva vida (f); nuevas fuerzas (f)
transitive verb
besar
to kiss sb's cheek/hand besar a algn en la mejilla/besar la mano a algn; to kiss sb goodbye/goodnight dar un beso de despedida/de buenas noches a algn; to kiss away sb's tears enjugar las lágrimas a algn con besos
to kiss ass especially (US) lamer culos (vulgar)
I'm just tired of kissing ass in there. I'm tired of talking to these people Being nice to people - basically kissing ass - it's so un-English
to kiss sb's ass especially (US) lamer el culo a algn (vulgar); hacer la pelota a algn (informal)
How do you know if the people really like you or if they're just kissing your ass? When I was doing well they kissed my ass
kiss my ass! especially (US) ¡vete a la mierda! (vulgar); ¡vete al carajo! (vulgar); especially (LAm)
intransitive verb
besarse
they kissed se besaron; se dieron un beso
to kiss and make up hacer las paces
to kiss and tell
modifier
kiss curl (n) (Britain) caracol (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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