las intimidades
-the privacies
See the entry for intimidad.


A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (private space)
a. privacy
El cantante dice que los paparazzi no respetan su intimidad.The singer says that the paparazzi don't respect his privacy.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
A diferencia del funeral, el sepelio tuvo lugar en la intimidad, sin participación de los medios.Unlike the funeral, the burial was a private affair with the media excluded.
Lo que el actor es en la intimidad, lo es en gran medida en el escenario.What the actor is in private life, he is to a large extent on the stage.
2. (close relationship)
a. intimacy
Hablaban con la intimidad de los viejos amigos.They spoke with the intimacy of old friends.
3. (sexual relations)
a. intimacy
Le dijo a su marido que ya no quería tener intimidad con él.She told her husband that she didn't want to have intimacy with him anymore.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
4. (private affairs)
a. private life
No me gusta que vayas aireando nuestras intimidades en el colegio.I don't like you airing our private life in school.
b. personal matters
Las noticias vinculadas con las intimidades de las celebridades suelen ser los titulares más destacados.News regarding celebrities' personal matters are usually the at the top of the headlines.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g., carrot, bean).
a. private parts
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
En una playa nudista todo el mundo muestra sus intimidades.On a nude beach everyone shows their private parts.
b. privates
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
Juan estaba tan borracho que mostró sus intimidades a quienes iban por la calle.Juan was so drunk that he showed his privates to the pedestrians.
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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. (vida privada)
a. private life
en la intimidadin private
violar la intimidad de alguiento invade somebody's privacy
2. (amistad)
a. intimacy
intimidadespersonal matters
1 (amistad) intimacy; familiarity
disfrutar de la intimidad de algn to be on close terms with sb; entrar en intimidad con algn to become friendly with sb
2 (ámbito privado) privacy
celebró su cumpleaños en la intimidad familiar he celebrated his birthday in the privacy of his family; conocido en la intimidad como Josemari known in private life as Josemari
en la intimidad sabemos cómo se comporta en la intimidad es lo que piensan y dicen, en la intimidad
la ceremonia se celebró en la intimidad the wedding was a private affair
3 intimidades (cosas personales) personal matters; private matters
es aburridísimo narrador de sus intimidades no debería entrar en intimidades familiares la red de intimidades y secretos que delicadamente os mantenía unidos
(genitales) private parts (eufemismo); privates (eufemismo) (humorístico)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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