Translation of "mark" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /mɑːk/ us /mɑrk/

a dirty area on something

He left dirty marks all over the carpet.

A2 mainly UK US usually grade a number or letter that is written on a piece of work, saying how good the work is

She always gets good marks in English.
verb uk /mɑːk/ us /mɑrk/

mainly UK US usually grade to read a piece of written work and write on it how good or bad it is

I marked essays last night.

to show where something is by drawing or putting something somewhere

I marked my street on the map for you.

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


noun /maːk/

(also Deutsche Mark, Deutschmark /ˈdoitʃmaːk/) the standard unit of German currency before the euro.


a point given as a reward for good work etc

She got good marks in the exam.

a stain

That spilt coffee has left a mark on the carpet.

a sign used as a guide to position etc

There’s a mark on the map showing where the church is.

a cross or other sign used instead of a signature

He couldn’t sign his name, so he made his mark instead.

an indication or sign of a particular thing

marca, señal
a mark of respect.
marked adjective

obvious or easily noticeable

There has been a marked improvement in her work.
markedly /-kid-/ adverb


de forma notable
It’s markedly easier to do it by this method.
marker noun

a person who marks eg the score at games.

marcador, apuntador

something used for marking, eg in scoring, showing the position of something etc

The area is indicated by large green markers.

a type of pen, usually with a thick point

a felt marker
a permanent marker.
marksman /ˈmaːks-/ noun (plural marksmen)

a person who shoots well

The police marksman did not kill the criminal – he wounded him in the leg to prevent him escaping.
marksmanship noun

a person’s skill as a marksman.

puntería en tiro
leave/make one’s mark

to make a permanent or strong impression

marcar a alguien
The horrors of the war have left their mark on the children.
mark out phrasal verb

to mark the boundary of (eg a football pitch) by making lines etc

marcar, delimitar, trazar
The pitch was marked out with white lines.

to select or choose for some particular purpose etc in the future

señalar, seleccionar
He had been marked out for an army career from early childhood.
mark time

to move the feet up and down as if marching, but without going forward

marcar el paso
He’s only marking time in this job till he gets a better one.

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