odds

odds(
adz
)
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (chances)
a. las probabilidades
(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).
(F)
What are the odds that you can take Friday off?¿Cuáles son las probabilidades de que puedas tomarte el viernes libre?
b. las posibilidades
(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).
(F)
It won't be easy for her to win, but her odds are better than mine.No le resultará fácil de ganar, pero sus posibilidades son mejores que las mías.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I don't know for sure whether Carlos will get the job, but the odds are in his favor.No estoy seguro que Carlos consiga el trabajo, pero lo tiene todo a su favor.
The odds are low that the United States will win the World Cup.Es poco probable que los Estados Unidos gane el Mundial.
2. (in betting)
a. las apuestas
(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).
(F)
The odds on this team are four to one.Las apuestas por este equipo están cuatro contra uno.
3. (difficulties)
a. las difficultades
(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).
(F)
Against great odds, Janelle graduated from high school.A pesar de las grandes dificultades, Janelle se graduó del colegio.
odd
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
4. (strange)
a. extraño
If you think my teacher is odd, you should meet her husband Igor.Si crees que mi maestra es extraña, debes conocer a su esposo Igor.
b. raro
That's a very odd bird you have for a pet.Esa ave que tienes de mascota es muy rara.
5. (mathematics)
a. impar
The numbers ending in 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9 are odd.Los números que terminan en 1, 3, 5, 7 y 9 son impares.
b. non
If you add an odd number to an even number, you will get an odd number.Si sumas un número non a un número par, te dará un número non.
6. (occasional)
a. de vez en cuando
I enjoy the odd tequila now and then.Disfruto de vez en cuando con un tequila.
7. (unpaired)
a. sin pareja
Susie used odd candlesticks for an art project.Susie usó los candelabros sin pareja para un proyecto de arte.
b. desparejado
I found an odd sock in the dryer again.Volví a encontrar un calcetín desparejado en la secadora.
8. (approximate)
a. unos
I have 200-odd books.Tengo unos 200 libros.
9. (spare)
a. sobrante
Do you have any odd pieces of wood I could use as a doorstop?¿Tendrás algún pedazo de madera sobrante que pueda usar como tope?
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odds
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (probability)
a. la probabilidades
(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).
(F)
2. (in betting)
a. la apuestas
(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).
(F)
this horse has odds of 7-1las apuestas para este caballo están en or son de 7 a 1
the odds are that…lo más probable es que…
the odds are against himtiene pocas posibilidades
the odds are in his favortiene muchas posibilidades
to succeed against the oddstriunfar a pesar de las dificultades
3. (colloquial) (United Kingdom)
a.
to pay over the odds (for something)pagar más de lo que vale (por algo)
4. (colloquial) (United Kingdom)
a.
it makes no oddsda igual
to be at odds with somebodyestar peleado(a) con alguien
5. (colloquial)
a.
odds and sodscosillas fpl, chismes mpl
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odds [ɒdz]
plural noun
1 (in betting) puntos (m) de ventaja
to give odds of 3 to 1 ofrecer 3 puntos de ventaja a 1; what odds will you give me? ¿cuánta ventaja me da?; the odds on the horse are 5 to 1 las apuestas al caballo están a 5 contra 1; short/long odds pocas/muchas probabilidades; to lay odds on sth hacer apuestas sobre algo
Out of earshot, the three waiting journalists lay odds on his chances of an Oscar nomination I'll lay odds that they'll cut interest rates
to pay over the odds (Britain) pagar en demasía
2 (chances for or against) probabilidades (f)
the odds are in his favour lo tiene todo a su favor; to fight against overwhelming odds luchar con todo en contra; to succeed against all the odds tener éxito en contra de todas las predicciones; the odds are that ... lo más probable es que ...; the odds are too great llevamos mucha desventaja es; the odds are against it es poco probable
3 (difference)
what's the odds? ¿qué importa?; ¿qué más da?; it makes no odds da lo mismo; da igual; it makes no odds to me me da igual
4 (variance, strife)
to be at odds with sb over sth estar reñido or en desacuerdo con algn por algo; to set two people at odds enemistar a dos personas
5
odds and ends (bits and pieces) trozos (m); pedacitos (m); corotos (m); (Col) (Ven) [of cloth etc] retazos (m); retales (m); [of food] restos (m); sobras (f); there were odds and ends of machinery había piezas sueltas de máquinas
6
all the odds and sods todo quisque (informal); todo hijo de vecina (informal)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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