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spot(
spat
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (place)
a. el lugar
(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).
(M)
He said we'd meet at this spot.Me dijo que nos encontraríamos en este lugar.
b. el sitio
(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).
(M)
This is the spot where the general surrendered.Este es el sitio donde se rindió el general.
c. el punto
(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).
(M)
You need to find his weak spot.Hay que encontrar su punto débil.
2. (dot)
a. el lunar
(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).
(M)
(on material)
The dress with yellow spots is my favorite.El vestido con los lunares amarillos es mi favorito.
b. la mancha
(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)
A Dalmatian's coat is white with black spots.El pelaje del dálmata es blanco con manchas negras.
3. (stain)
a. la mancha
(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)
There is a spot on your pants from where you were sitting on the bench.Hay una mancha en tu pantalón de donde estabas sentado en el banco.
4. (spotlight)
a. el foco
(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).
(M)
Prepare spot two for our lead actor.Prepara el foco dos para el actor principal.
5. (television and radio)
a. el espacio
(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).
(M)
(time slot)
Even a 30-second spot costs a lot of money.Un espacio, aunque sea de solo 30 segundos, cuesta mucho dinero.
b. el anuncio
(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).
(M)
(advertisement)
Have you heard their spot on the radio?¿Has escuchado su anuncio en la radio?
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
(appearance)
I'd love a regular spot on prime-time television.Me encantaría aparecer de manera regular en la televisión durante el horario estelar.
She landed a weekly spot on his show.Consiguió un contrato para aparecer en su programa todas las semanas.
6. (pimple) (United Kingdom)
a. el grano
(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).
(M)
Teenagers are often plagued by spots.Los adolescentes suelen sufrir mucho con los granos.
7. (difficult situation) (United Kingdom)
a. el apuro
(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).
(M)
I'm in a bit of a spot. Can you lend me some money?Estoy en un apuro. ¿Me puedes prestar algo de dinero?
b. el aprieto
(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).
(M)
You've put me in a spot by telling him that.Al decirle eso, me has metido en un aprieto.
8. (small amount) (United Kingdom)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
How about a spot of lunch?¿Qué te parece si almorzamos algo?
I think I'll do a spot of sunbathing this afternoon.Creo que voy a asolearme un poco esta tarde.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
9. (to find)
a. descubrir
Did you spot the deliberate mistakes?¿Descubriste los errores intencionales?
b. encontrar
I spotted my chance and went over to introduce myself.Encontré mi oportunidad y fui a presentarme.
c. ubicar
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
She's easy to spot in a crowd.Es fácil ubicarla en la muchedumbre.
d. divisar
After a week at sea, we finally spotted land.Después de una semana en altamar, por fin divisamos tierra firme.
e. reconocer
Would you be able to spot the signs of drug addiction in your own child?¿Podría usted reconocer las señales de la drogadicción en su propio hijo?
10. (to stain)
a. salpicar
The paint spotted my shirt when I was doing the ceiling.La pintura salpicó mi camisa cuando estaba haciendo el techo.
b. manchar
Her apron was spotted with cooking oil.Su delantal estaba manchado de aceite de cocinar.
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spot
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (place)
a. el lugar m, sitio
(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).
(M)
2. (colloquial)
a.
to put somebody on the spotponer a alguien en un aprieto
3. (colloquial)
a.
to be in a (tight) spotestar en un aprieto
spot checkinspección al azar
4. (finance)
a.
spot priceprecio al contado
5. (stain)
a. la mancha
(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)
6. (pimple)
a. el grano
(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).
(M)
7. (on shirt, tie, leopard)
a. el lunar
(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).
(M)
8. (colloquial) (United Kingdom)
a. la gota
(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)
(small amount; of rain, wine)
a spot of lunchalgo de comer
a spot of botheruna problemilla
9. (theater)
a. el foco
(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).
(M)
(spotlight)
10. (television and radio)
a. el espacio
(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).
(M)
(in schedule)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
11. (stain, mark)
a. salpicar
12. (notice; person, object, mistake)
a. localizar, ver
to spot somebody doing somethingver a alguien hacer algo
well spotted!¡buena observación!
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spot [spɒt]
noun
1 (dot) lunar (m)
a cloth with blue spots
a red dress with white spots un vestido rojo con lunares blancos; to have spots before one's eyes tener la vista nublada
to knock spots off sb dar ciento y raya a algn; vencer fácilmente a algn
this can knock spots off yours any time este le da ciento y raya al tuyo en cualquier momento
2 (stain, mark) mancha (f)
spots of blood/grease manchas de sangre/grasa; it made a spot on the table hizo una mancha en la mesa; there's a spot on your shirt tienes una mancha en la camisa
3 (Med) (pimple) grano (m); granito (m)
she broke out or came out in spots (pimples) le salieron granos en la piel; (rash) le salió un sarpullido; le salieron granos en la piel
he's covered in spots (pimples) está lleno de granos; (rash) le ha salido un sarpullido por todo el cuerpo; está lleno de granos
measles spots manchas (f) de sarampión
4 (place) sitio (m); lugar (m); (scene) escena (f); escenario (m)
it's a lovely spot for a picnic es un sitio or lugar precioso para un picnic; a tender spot on the arm un punto or lugar sensible en el brazo
an accident black spot un punto negro para los accidentes
night spot centro (m) nocturno
on the spot (immediately) en el acto; (there) en el mismo sitio
they gave her the job on the spot le dieron el trabajo en el acto
to do sth on the spot
luckily they were able to mend the car on the spot afortunadamente consiguieron arreglar el coche allí mismo; the reporter was on the spot el reportero estaba presente; the firemen were on the spot in three minutes los bomberos acudieron or llegaron en tres minutos; I always have to be on the spot estoy de servicio siempre; our man on the spot nuestro hombre sobre el terreno
an on-the-spot broadcast
to run on the spot correr en parada; to pay cash on the spot (US) pagar al contado
his soft spot su debilidad; su punto flaco; su lado flaco; (LAm)
to have a soft spot for sb tener debilidad por algn
his weak spot su debilidad; su punto flaco; su lado flaco; (LAm)
to know sb's weak spots conocer las debilidades de algn; saber de qué pie cojea algn (informal)
I have a weak spot for chocolate
to touch a sore spot tocar la fibra sensible; poner el dedo en la llaga
5 (Britain) (small quantity) poquito (m); pizca (f)
just a spot, thanks un poquitín, gracias
a spot of bother un pequeño disgusto
he had a spot of bother with the police se metió en un lío con la policía (informal)
we had a spot of rain yesterday ayer se sintieron gotas de lluvia
we're in a spot of trouble estamos en un pequeño apuro
we had a spot of lunch
6 (difficulty) apuro (m); aprieto (m)
to be in a (tight) spot estar en un apuro or aprieto
now I'm really on the spot ahora me veo de verdad entre la espada y la pared
to put sb on the spot (put in difficulty) poner a algn en un apuro or aprieto; (compromise) comprometer a algn
7 (Rad) (Teat) (TV) (in show) espacio (m); (Rad) (TV) (advertisement) espacio (m) publicitario;
8 (spotlight) foco (m)
transitive verb
1 (with mud etc) salpicar; manchar;with de
2 (notice) darse cuenta de; notar; (see) observar; darse cuenta de; (recognize) reconocer; (catch out) coger; pillar
I spotted a mistake descubrí un error; I spotted him at once lo reconocí en seguida; to spot the winner elegir al ganador
intransitive verb
to spot with rain chispear
modifier
spot cash (n) dinero (m) contante
spot check (n) comprobación (f) en el acto; reconocimiento (m) rápido
spot market (n) mercado (m) al contado
spot price (n) precio (m) de entrega inmediata
spot remover (n) quitamanchas (m)
spot survey (n) inspección (f) sorpresa
prueba $ superficial
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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