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Spanish translation of “face”

face

noun /feis/
the front part of the head, from forehead to chin
cara, rostro
a beautiful face.
a surface especially the front surface
superficie
a rock face Dice have six faces.
in mining, the end of a tunnel etc where work is being done
cara de trabajo
a coal face.
-faced having a face of a certain kind
cara de
a baby-faced man.
facial /ˈfeiʃəl/ adjective of the face
facial
facial expressions.
facing preposition opposite
de cara, frente a
The hotel is facing the church.
facecloth noun (British ) a piece of cloth for washing the face or body; washcloth(American)
manopla, paño para lavarse
facelift noun (medical) an operation to smooth and firm the face
lifting, estiramiento facial
She has had a facelift.
a process intended to make a building etc look better
lavado de cara
This town hall will be given a facelift.
face powder noun a type of make-up in the form of a fine powder
polvos para la cara
She put on face powder to stop her nose shining.
face-saving adjective of something which helps a person not to look stupid or not to appear to be giving in
para salvar las apariencias
It was a face-saving move to allow the president to step down from power without too much embarrassment.
face value noun the value stated on the face of a coin etc
valor nominal
Some old coins are now worth a great deal more than their face value.
at face value as being as valuable etc as it appears
creer algo a pies juntillas, al pie de la letra
You shouldn’t take this offer at face value.
face the music to accept punishment or responsibility for something one has done
dar la cara, encarar las consecuencias
He had to face the music after being rude to the teacher.
face to face in person; in the actual presence of one another
cara a cara
I’d like to meet him face to face some day – I’ve heard so much about him.
face up to phrasal verb to meet or accept boldly
afrontar; plantar cara
She had to face up to a difficult situation.
in the face of having to deal with and in spite of
frente a, ante; a pesar de
She succeeded in the face of great difficulties.
lose face to suffer a loss of respect or reputation
quedar mal
He’ll lose face if he doesn’t keep his promise.
make/pull a face to twist one’s face into a strange expression
hacer muecas
She pulled faces at the baby to make it laugh.
on the face of it as it appears at first glance, usually deceptively
a primera vista
On the face of it, the problem was easy to solve.
put a good face on it to give the appearance of being satisfied etc with something when one is not
aparentar estar contento
The defeat hurt his pride, but he was determined to put a good face on it.
save one’s face to avoid appearing stupid or wrong
salvar las apariencias
I refuse to accept the responsibility for that error just to save your face – it’s your fault.
(Definition of face from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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