Translation of "heart" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /hɑːt/ us /hɑrt/

A2 the organ inside your chest that sends blood around your body

My heart was beating fast.

B1 the centre of something

Her office is in the heart of Tokyo.

B1 someone’s deepest feelings and true character

corazón, fondo
She has a kind heart.

a shape that is used to mean love

with all your heart

used to say that you feel something very strongly

con todo tu corazón
I thank you with all my heart.
break someone’s heart

to make someone very unhappy

romperle el corazón a alguien
set your heart on something

to want to get or achieve something very much

querer algo con toda tu alma
She’s set her heart on having a pony.
to your heart’s content

If you do something to your heart’s content, you do something enjoyable for as long as you want to do it

hasta hartarse
You’ve got a whole week to yourself and you can read to your heart’s content.
hearts [ plural ]

one of the four suits (= groups) of playing cards

the five of hearts

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


noun /haːt/

(anatomy) the organ which pumps blood through the body

How fast does a person’s heart beat?
(also adjective) heart disease
a heart specialist.

the central part

corazón; centro; meollo
I live in the heart of the city
a hut in the heart of the forest
the heart of a lettuce
Let’s get straight to the heart of the matter/problem.

the part of the body where one’s feelings, especially of love, conscience etc are imagined to arise

She has a kind heart
You know in your heart that you ought to go
She has no heart (= She is not kind).

courage and enthusiasm

valor; (lose heart= descorazonarse)
The soldiers were beginning to lose heart.

a symbol supposed to represent the shape of the heart; a white dress with little pink hearts on it ; heart-shaped.

corazón, en forma de corazón

one of the playing-cards of the suit hearts, which have red symbols of this shape on them.

corazones; copas (cartas españolas)
hearten verb

to encourage or cheer up

animar, alentar
We were greatly heartened by the good news.
heartless adjective

cruel; very unkind

cruel, despiadado, insensible
a heartless remark.
heartlessly adverb

cruelmente, despiadadamente, insensiblemente
She treated him heartlessly.
heartlessness noun

crueldad, insensibilidad
hearts noun plural

(sometimes treated as noun singular) one of the four card suits

corazones; copas (cartas españolas)
the two of hearts.
hearty adjective (comparative heartier, superlative heartiest)

very friendly

amistoso, amable, cordial
a hearty welcome.


caluroso, efusivo
a hearty cheer.

very cheerful; too cheerful

campechano; cordial
a hearty person/laugh.

(of meals) large

abundante, copioso
He ate a hearty breakfast.

(of a person’s appetite) large.

heartily adverb

amistosamente, cordialmente; efusivamente
heartiness noun

cordialidad; efusividad
heartache noun

(a feeling of) great sadness

pena, pesar
The team suffered the heartache of losing the final in a penalty shootout.
heart attack noun

(medical) a sudden failure of the heart to function correctly, sometimes causing death

infarto de miocardio, ataque al corazón
If you keep eating all that fatty food, you’ll have a heart attack.
heartbeat noun

(the sound of) the regular movement of the heart

latido del corazón
Her heartbeat is regular.
heartbreak noun

(something which causes) great sorrow

angustia, sufrimiento profundo, padecimiento
I have suffered many heartbreaks in my life.
heartbroken adjective

feeling very great sorrow

con el corazón partido
She was heartbroken after her husband left her for another woman.
a heartbroken widow.
heartburn noun

(medical) a burning feeling in the chest caused by indigestion

ardor de estómago, acidez, acedía
She suffers from heartburn after meals.
heart disease noun

(medical) a serious illness that affects your heart

He was diagnosed with heart disease.
heart failure noun

(medical) the sudden stopping of the heart’s beating

paro cardíaco
The old man died of heart failure.
heartfelt adjective


de corazón, sincero
We offered her our heartfelt thanks.
heart-to-heart adjective

open and sincere, usually in private

sincero, franco; íntimo
I’m going to have a heart-to-heart talk with him.
heart-warming adjective

causing a person to feel pleasure

reconfortante, grato
It was heart-warming to see the happiness of the children.
at heart

really; basically

en el fondo
He seems rather stern, but he is at heart a very kind man.
break someone’s heart

to cause someone great sorrow

romper el corazón de alguien
If you leave her, it’ll break her heart.
by heart

from memory; by memorizing

de memoria
The children know their multiplication tables by heart
Actors must learn their lines (off) by heart.
from the bottom of one’s heart

very sincerely

de corazón, con toda sinceridad
She thanked him from the bottom of her heart.
have a change of heart

to change a decision etc , usually to a better, kinder one

cambiar de idea
He’s had a change of heart – he’s going to help us after all.
have a heart!

show some pity!

ten piedad
Have a heart! She didn’t break the glass deliberately.
have at heart

to have a concern for or interest in

preocuparse/interesarse por
He has the interest of his workers at heart.
heart and soul

with all one’s attention and energy

en cuerpo y alma
She devoted herself heart and soul to caring for her husband.
lose heart

to become discouraged

caer el mundo a los pies, descorazonarse, desanimarse
The team seemed to lose heart after conceding the third goal.
not have the heart to

not to want or be unkind enough to (do something unpleasant)

no tener valor para
I don’t have the heart to tell him that everyone laughed at his suggestions.
set one’s heart on / have one’s heart set on

to want very much

tener puestas todas las ilusiones/esperanzas en algo
He had set his heart on winning the prize
He had his heart set on winning.
take heart

to become encouraged or more confident

animarse, cobrar ánimos
She took heart from her boss’s positive comments about her work.
take to heart

to be made very sad or upset by

tomar(se) algo a pecho
You mustn’t take his unkind remarks to heart.

to pay attention to

tomar(se) en serio
He’s taken my criticism to heart, and consequently his work has improved.
to one’s heart’s content

as much as one wants

a gusto, de buena gana
She could play in the big garden to her heart’s content.
with all one’s heart

very willingly or sincerely

de todo corazón
I hope with all my heart that you will be happy.

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