la prisa
-the rush
See the entry for prisa.


A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (urgency)
a. rush
¿Cuál es la prisa?What's the rush?
b. hurry
Tengo prisa. ¡Muévete!I'm in a hurry. Get out of the way!
c. haste (formal)
¡Hazte prisa! Está por llegar el rey.Make haste! The king is about to arrive.
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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. hurry, haste
con las prisas me olvidé de llamartein the rush I forgot to call you
a toda prisavery quickly
correr prisato be urgent
darse prisato hurry (up)
de prisaquickly
de prisa y corriendoin a slapdash way
ir con prisato be in a hurry
meter prisa a alguiento hurry o rush somebody
tener prisato be in a hurry
2. (prov)
la prisa es mala consejeramore haste, less speed
(prontitud) hurry; haste; (premura) urgency
con las prisas me olvidé el paraguas in the rush I forgot my umbrella
temporada de más prisas
voy con mucha prisa I'm in a great hurry
a prisa quickly; hurriedly
a toda prisa as quickly as possible
correr prisa (España) to be urgent
no corre prisa it's not urgent; ¿corren prisa estas cartas? are these letters urgent?; is there any hurry for these letters?; ¿te corre prisa? are you in a hurry?
darse prisa to hurry; hurry up
¡date prisa! hurry (up)!; come along!
de prisa quickly; hurriedly
meter prisa a algn to make sb get a move on; make sb hurry up
estar de prisa
tener prisa to be in a hurry
sin prisa pero sin pausa slow but steady
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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