Translation of "down" - English-Spanish dictionary


adverb, preposition uk /daʊn/ us /dɑʊn/

A1 moving from above and onto a surface

en el suelo
Put that box down on the floor.

A2 towards or in a lower place

(hacia) abajo
I bent down to have a look.

A2 towards or at a lower level or amount

a un nivel más bajo, a menor cantidad
Can you turn the music down?
down the road, river, etc.

A2 along or further along the road, river, etc.

más adelante, siguiendo la carretera
There’s another bank further down the street.
down the street, river, etc.

A2 along or further along the street, river, etc.

bajando la calle, el río, etc.
There’s another pub further down the street.
note/write something down

B1 to write something on a piece of paper

anotar algo
Can I just write down your phone number?
adjective uk /daʊn/ us /dɑʊn/

unhappy or unable to feel excited or energetic about anything

She’s been really down since her husband died.

(Translation of “down” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


adverb /daun/

towards or in a low or lower position, level or state

(hacia) abajo
He climbed down to the bottom of the ladder.

on or to the ground

al suelo
The little boy fell down and cut his knee.

from earlier to later times

a través de los tiempos
The recipe has been handed down in our family for years.

from a greater to a smaller size, amount etc

Prices have been going down steadily.

towards or in a place thought of as being lower, especially southward or away from a centre/center

We went down from Glasgow to Bristol.
downward adjective

leading, moving etc down

His career has taken a downward curve.
downward(s) adverb

towards a lower position or state

hacia abajo
The path led downward (s) towards the sea.
down-and-out noun

a person having no money and no means of earning a living

a hostel for down-and-outs.
down-at-heel adjective

shabby, untidy and not well looked after or well-dressed

Although this part of town looks a bit down-at-heel these days, it is still worth a visit.
downcast adjective

(of a person) depressed; in low spirits

He wore a downcast expression on his face.
downfall noun

a disastrous fall, especially a final failure or ruin

the downfall of the Roman empire.
downgrade verb

to reduce to a lower level, especially of importance

bajar de categoría
Greece’s credit rating was downgraded.
downhearted adjective

depressed and in low spirits, especially lacking the inclination to carry on with something

Don’t be downhearted! We may yet win.
downhill adverb

down a slope

cuesta abajo
The road goes downhill from here onwards.

towards a worse and worse state

de mal en peor
We expected him to die, I suppose, because he’s been going steadily downhill for months.
downhill racing noun

racing downhill on skis.

esquí de descenso
downhill skiing noun

going downhill on skis.

esquí de descenso
down in the mouth adjective

miserable; in low spirits

con la moral por los suelos
He was rather down in the mouth after the trip was cancelled.
down payment noun

(business ) a payment in cash, especially to begin the purchase of something for which further payments will be made over a period of time

entrada, pago inicial
They have enough money to make their first down payment on a house.
downpour noun

a very heavy fall of rain

We were caught in a torrential downpour.
downright adverb

plainly; there’s no other word for it

I think he was downright rude!
downstairs adjective

, downstairsadverb on or towards a lower floor

He walked downstairs
I left my book downstairs
a downstairs flat.
downstream adverb

further along a river towards the sea

río abajo
We found/rowed the boat downstream.
down-to-earth adjective

practical and not concerned with theories, ideals etc

práctico, con los pies en la tierra
She is a sensible, down-to-earth person.
downtown adjective

(American) the part (of a city) containing the main centres for business and shopping

downtown Manhattan.
downtown adverb

(also down town) in or towards this area

en el centro de la ciudad
I went downtown yesterday.
down-trodden adjective

badly treated; treated without respect

She plays the role of a downtrodden wife in the play.
be/go down with

to be or become ill with

estar con algo
The children all went down with measles.
down on one’s luck

having bad luck

tener muy mala suerte
She found herself down on her luck.
down tools

(British) (of workers) to stop working

dejar de trabajar
When the Anderson was sacked, his fellow workers downed tools and walked out.
down with

get rid of

Down with the dictator!
get down to phrasal verb

to begin working seriously at or on

ponerse a
I must get down to some work!
suit (someone) down to the ground

to suit perfectly

venirle a alguien de perlas
That arrangement will suit me down to the ground.

(Translation of “down” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)