Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Spanish translation of “ring”

See all translations

ring

verb /riŋ/ ( past tense rang /raŋ/, past participle rung /raŋ/)
to (cause to) sound The doorbell rang He rang the doorbell The telephone rang. (often with up) to telephone (someone)
llamar (por teléfono)
I’ll ring you (up) tonight.
(often with for) to ring a bell (eg in a hotel) to tell someone to come, to bring something etc
tocar
She rang for the maid.
(of certain objects) to make a high sound like a bell
tintinear
The glass rang as she hit it with a metal spoon.
to be filled with sound
resonar
The hall rang with the sound of laughter.
(often with out) to make a loud, clear sound
resonar
His voice rang through the house A shot rang out.
ring a bell to have been seen, heard etc before, but not remembered in detail
sonar, recordar (a algo)
His name rings a bell, but I don’t remember where I’ve heard it before.
ring back phrasal verb to telephone (someone who has telephoned)
volver a llamar
If he is busy at the moment, he can ring me back He’ll ring back tomorrow.
ring off phrasal verb to end a telephone call
colgar
He said goodbye and then rang off.
ring true to sound true
sonar a cierto, parecer cierto
His story does not ring true.
(Definition of ring from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “ring” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

advent calendar

a decorative piece of card, often hung on the wall, that has a small opening with a door for each of the days of the month before Christmas. Children open one of these doors each day, finding a picture under it.

Word of the Day

Cleavage proves divisive in Cambridge’s words of 2014

by Alastair Horne,
December 19, 2014
​​​​ Other dictionaries may choose faddish novelties as their words of the year, but here at Cambridge, we like to do something different. We look for the words that have seen sudden surges in searches over the course of the year – words that have been baffling users of English and driven them

Read More 

tweleb noun

December 22, 2014
informal a Twitter celebrity; (more specifically, someone who has more than 1,000 followers on Twitter) There were a few old and a few new faces, including a tweleb or two. Expect to see and hear more from these cool kids.

Read More