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heart

noun /haːt/
(anatomy) the organ which pumps blood through the body
corazón
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
corazón
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)
-hearted
de corazón…
kind-hearted hard-hearted broken-hearted.
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.
enthusiastic
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.
buen
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
cardiopatía
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 sincere
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.
Translations of “heart”
in Korean 심장, 중심, 마음…
in Arabic قَلْب, مَرْكَز, فؤاد…
in French coeur, courage, (de) coeur…
in Italian cuore…
in Chinese (Traditional) 器官, 心臟…
in Russian сердце, центр, душа…
in Turkish kalp, yürek, merkez…
in Polish serce, dusza…
in Portuguese coração…
in German das Herz, Herz-…, die Mitte…
in Catalan cor, centre…
in Japanese 心臓, (~の)中心, 胸の内…
in Chinese (Simplified) 器官, 心脏…
(Definition of heart from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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