cantar



Inflexiones de 'cantar' (n): mpl: cantares

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Principal Translations
cantar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (voz: emitir sonidos melodiosos) (human)sing viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
 En México se acostumbra cantar Las Mañanitas en las fiestas de cumpleaños.
 * We paid $125 to hear Madonna sing just three songs.
cantar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (ave: gorjear) (bird)sing, warble viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  (cock)crow vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (insect, small bird)chirp, chirrup viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
 Oír cantar a los pájaros es una buena forma de empezar el día.
 Listening to the birds sing is a good way of starting the day.
cantar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). coloquial (parte del cuerpo: oler mal)stink vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  smell vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (colloquial)reek viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
 ¡No veas cómo le cantan los pies a mi hijo!
 You can't imagine how badly my son's feet stink!
cantar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (revelar, confesar)confess vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (slang)sing viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  own up vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
 El ladrón delató a sus cómplices; empezó a cantar en cuanto fue capturado.
 * The police have ways of making you confess.
 * The police have ways of making you sing.
 
Additional Translations
cantar nmnombre masculino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente masculino ("televisor", "piso"). (relato, poema) (literary)canto nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  song, chant, poem nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 El "Cantar de mio Cid" es el cantar de gesta más famoso de España.
 * There are 34 cantos in Dante's Inferno.
 * In medieval times, street performers used to spread news of important events from town to town using songs.
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Compound Forms:
cantar alabanzas sing praises, sing the praises of v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
cantar bajo la ducha,
cantar en la ducha
loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
(cantar al ducharse)sing in the shower v phrase
 Se puso a cantar bajo la ducha éxitos de los 60.
Cantar de los Cantares,
Cantar de Salomón,
Cantar de los Cantares de Salomón
nmnombre masculino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente masculino ("televisor", "piso").
(libro de Salomón)Song of Songs, Song of Solomon, Canticle n prop
 El Cantar de los Cantares es mi parte favorita de la Biblia.
cantar el alirón,
entonar el alirón
loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
ES (cantar victoria)proclaim victory v phrase
 El Madrid pudo cantar el alirón tras el último partido.
cantar las cuarenta loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). coloquial (tirar la bronca a alguien)tear a strip off v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  come down heavy v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  give a good talking-to v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Cuando lo pilló le cantó las cuarenta por su actitud del día anterior.
cantar línea (en bingo)call "bingo" v phrase
cantar victoria declare victory vtr + n
  (premature victory)count your chickens v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
coser y cantar loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (fácil)a piece of cake nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  easy as pie exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (US)cinch, snap nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  (UK: offensive!)a piece of piss nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 El camino difícil se acabó, a partir de ahora es coser y cantar.
 The hard part is over, from now on it will be a piece of cake.
no cantar victoria exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (no dar por ganado antes)don't count your chickens before they hatch exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
eso es otro cantar exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (eso es totalmente distinto)be a different matter v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  be something separate v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  be another subject v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  be a horse of a different color v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
ya es otro cantar and on to another topic exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
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