Translation of "piece" - English-Spanish dictionary

piece

noun uk /piːs/ us /pis/

A2 an amount of something, or a part of something

pedazo, trozo
a piece of paper
She cut the cake into eight pieces.

A2 one of a particular type of thing

unidad, pieza
a piece of equipment
It’s a beautiful piece of furniture.

B1 a single amount of a particular type of thing

porción
I have an interesting piece of information for you.

something that has been created by an artist, musician, or writer

pieza
a beautiful piece of music
fall to pieces

to break into smaller parts

caerse a trozos
These shoes are falling to pieces.
be a piece of cake

informal to be very easy

ser pan comido
The exam was a piece of cake.
give someone a piece of your mind

to speak angrily to someone because they have done something wrong

cantar a alguien las cuarenta
If he does that again I’m going to give him a piece of my mind.

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

piece

noun /piːs/

a part of anything

trozo, pedazo
a piece of cake
He examined it carefully piece by piece (= each piece separately).

a single thing or example of something

pedazo (de papel); una (noticia)
a piece of paper
a piece of news.

a composition in music, writing (an article, short story etc ), drama, sculpture etc

pieza
He wrote a piece on social reform in the local newspaper.

a coin of a particular value

moneda
a five-pence piece.

in chess, draughts/checkers and other games, a small shape made of wood, metal, plastic etc that is moved according to the rules of the game.

pieza
piecemeal adverb

a little bit at a time; not as a whole

poco a poco
He did the work piecemeal.
go (all) to pieces

(of a person) to collapse physically or nervously

derrumbarse, venirse abajo
She went to pieces when her husband died.
in pieces

with its various parts not joined together

desmontado
The bed is delivered in pieces and the customer has to put it together himself.

broken

hecho pedazos/trizas/añicos
The vase was lying in pieces on the floor.
piece together phrasal verb

to put (the pieces of something) together

reconstruir, recomponer
They tried to piece together the fragments of the broken vase.
to pieces

into separate, usually small pieces, or into the various parts from which (something) is made

en pedazos
It was so old that it fell to pieces when I touched it.

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