story

Hear an audio pronunciation
Hear an audio pronunciation
Hear an audio pronunciation
USAGE NOTE
This word may also be spelled "storey" when used in contexts like those shown in 5a) and 5b).
story(
stor
-
i
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (factual account)
a. la historia
(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)
She was telling us the story of her close encounter with a shark.Nos estaba contando la historia de su encuentro con un tiburón.
2. (fictional tale)
a. el cuento
(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 won't go to sleep unless you tell me a story.No me dormiré hasta que no me cuentes un cuento.
b. el relato
(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 wrote a short story for the contest.Escribió un relato corto para el concurso.
3. (plot)
a. el argumento
(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)
The story is about a monster and a hero.El argumento trata de un monstruo y un héroe.
b. la trama
(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)
Why does every TV show have the same story?¿Por qué todas las series de tele tienen la misma trama?
4. (news)
a. el artículo
(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)
They've published a story about her in the newspaper.Publicaron un artículo sobre ella en el periódico.
5. (floor)
a. el piso
(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)
There's a beauty parlor on the second story.Hay un salón de belleza en el segundo piso.
b. la planta
(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)
I live in a 12-story building.Vivo en un edificio de 12 plantas.
6. (social media)
a. la historia
(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)
Did you see the story that Laura published on Instagram?¿Viste la historia que Laura publicó en Instagram?
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
story [ˈstɔːrɪ]
noun
1 (account) historia (f); (tale) cuento (m); relato (m); (joke) chiste (m)
his story is that ... según él dice ...; según lo que él cuenta ...
but that's another story pero eso es otro cantar
a children's story un cuento infantil
the story goes that ... se dice or se cuenta que ...
the story is that he was chatting in the square when someone threw an egg at him
the story of her life la historia de su vida
that's the story of my life! ¡siempre me pasa lo mismo!
it's a long story es/sería largo de contar
to cut a long story short en resumidas cuentas; en pocas palabras
it's the same old story es la historia de siempre
to tell a story (fictional) contar un cuento; (recount what happened) contar or narrar una historia
tell me a story she told us the story of how she broke her leg
the marks tell their own story las señales hablan por sí solas; las señales no necesitan interpretación; the full story has still to be told todavía no se ha hecho pública toda la historia; what a story this house could tell! ¡cuántas cosas nos diría esta casa!
the story of their travels la relación de sus viajes
that's not the whole story eso no es todo
2 (plot) argumento (m); trama (f)
3 (Press) artículo (m); reportaje (m)
4 (lie) mentira (f); cuento (m)
a likely story! ¡puro cuento!
to tell stories (lies) contar embustes
you shouldn't tell stories
modifier
story writer (n) narradoranarradora (m) (f);a narradora
story [ˈstɔːrɪ]
noun
(US)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
Word Roots
Hover on a tile to learn new words with the same root.
Loading roots
Examples
Word Forms
Loading word forms
Phrases
Machine Translators
Translate story using machine translators
See Machine Translations
Want to Learn Spanish?
Spanish learning for everyone. For free.
SpanishDict Premium
Have you tried it yet? Here's what's included:
Cheat sheets
No ads
Learn offline on iOS
Fun phrasebooks
Learn Spanish faster
Support SpanishDict
el musgo
Hear an audio pronunciation
SpanishDict is the world's most popular Spanish-English dictionary, translation, and learning website.
© Curiosity Media Inc.
SOCIAL NETWORKS
APPS