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Translation of "heart" - English-Spanish dictionary

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.
(Definition of heart from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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