die
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The plural of "die" is "dice."
die(
day
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to perish)
a. morir
Her father died of cancer ten years ago.Su padre murió de cáncer hace diez años.
b. fallecer
She died in hospital.Falleció en el hospital.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to want very badly)
a. morirse
I'm dying for a drink.Me muero de sed.
3. (to fade away)
a. extinguirse
The daylight died and he turned his flashlight on.La luz del día se extinguió y él encendió su linterna.
b. apagarse
When the fire died, the room got very cold.Al apagarse la chimenea, la habitación quedó muy fría.
4. (to stop working)
a. dejar de funcionar
My phone died, just like that.Mi teléfono dejó de funcionar, sin más.
b. apagarse
The engine died and there was no way to start it again.El motor se apagó y no hubo forma de arrancarlo de nuevo.
5. (to calm down)
a. calmarse
Let's wait until the storm dies down before heading out.Esperemos a que se calme la tormenta antes de salir.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to perish)
a. morir
Many drug dealers die a violent death.Muchos traficantes de drogas mueren de forma violenta.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
7. (games)
a. el dado
(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).
We need one more die to play.Necesitamos un dado más para poder jugar.
8. (for molding metal)
a. la matriz
(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).
Dies are used to shape sheet metal into automobile doors.Se utilizan matrices para moldear el metal laminado y transformarlo en puertas de automóvil.
9. (for stamping coins)
a. el cuño
(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).
The decoration on the borders is stamped out with steel dies.La ornamentación de los bordes se consigue mediante un troquelado con cuños de acero.
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die
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (general)
a. morir
she is dyingse está muriendo
to die from or of one's woundsmorir de las heridas recibidas
to die hardser difícil de eliminar
2. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
never say die!¡nunca te des por vencido!
3. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I nearly died (laughing/of shame)casi me muero (de risa/de vergüenza or
4. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to be dying to do somethingmorirse de ganas de hacer algo
5. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I'm dying for a cigaretteme muero de ganas de fumar un cigarrillo
the engine died on mese me estropeó el motor
their love diedsu amor se extinguió
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to die a natural/violent deathmorir de muerte natural/violenta
7. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
his proposal died the deathsu propuesta no llegó a cuajar
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die [daɪ] dying (participle:present)
intransitive verb
1 [+person, animal, plant] morir;of, from de
her father was dying su padre se moría or se estaba muriendo or estaba moribundo; to die a natural death morir de muerte natural; to die a violent death tener una muerte violenta; he died a hero murió convertido en un héroe; to die for one's country morir por la patria; the secret died with her se llevó el secreto a la tumba; I nearly died! (laughing) ¡me moría de la risa!; (with embarrassment) ¡me moría de vergüenza!; (with fear) ¡casi me muero del susto!
to die like flies morir como chinches; caer como moscas
a dress/house to die for un vestido/una casa para caerse de espaldas (informal); un vestido/una casa de ensueño
Next take out a bank loan to buy a dress to die for He has a voice to die for, richly sinister and strangely sexy His focaccia is a loaf to die for - easily the best bread I've ever tasted
never say die no hay que darse por vencido
old habits die hard genio y figura hasta la sepultura
2 [+friendship, interest] morir; desaparecer; [+light] extinguirse; [+engine] pararse; apagarse
the day was dying fast la luz del día iba apagándose rápidamente
3
to be dying to do sth morirse de ganas de hacer algo; I'm dying for a cigarette me muero de ganas de fumar un cigarrillo
die [daɪ]
noun
1 dice (plural) [daɪs] dado (m)
the die is cast la suerte está echada
the dice were loaded the dice were loaded against them/in their favour
2 dies (plural) (stamp) troquel (m); cuño (m); (mould) matriz (f); molde (m)
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