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cara / face
 
cara   -noun feminine
1. (=rostro)   face
·tiene la cara alargada
·he has a long face
·en la fiesta me encontré con varias caras conocidas
·I saw several familiar faces at the party
·se los tiré a la cara
·I threw them in his face
·los banqueros sin cara
·the faceless bankers
·conocido como "cara cortada"
·known as "scarface"
·cara a cara: se encontraron cara a cara
·they met face to face
·un encuentro cara a cara
·a face-to-face encounter
a. [asomar] la cara =   to show one'noun face
b. [de] cara
·corrimos con el viento de cara
·we ran into the wind
·el sol les daba de cara
·the sun was shining in their eyes
·el viento me pegaba de cara
·the wind was blowing into my face
c. [de] cara [a]
·nos sentamos de cara al sol
·we sat facing the sun
·de cara al norte
·facing north
·reformas de cara a las próximas elecciones
·reforms with an eye on the next elections o for the next elections
·no soy nada optimista de cara al futuro
·I'masculine not at all optimistic about the future
·hay que estar prevenidos de cara a afrontar los cambios
·we have to be prepared for the changes
d. [volver] la cara hacia somebody, someone =   to turn one'noun face towards somebody
·no vuelvas la cara atránoun
·don't look back
·no se puede volver la cara ante la corrupciónoun
·you cannot turn a blind eye to corruption
e. caérsele a somebody, someone la cara de vergüenza
·se le tendría que caer la cara de vergüenza
·she ought to be ashamed of herself
·se le caía la cara de vergüenza
·he blushed with embarrassment
f. [cruzar] la cara a somebody, someone   to slap somebody in the face
g. dar la cara   to face the consequences
h. [dar] la cara por somebody, someone   to come to somebody'noun defence
i. a cara descubierta   openly
j. [decir] algo en la cara de somebody, someone   to say something to somebody'noun face
k. a dos caras
·actuar a dos caras
·to engage in double-dealing
l. echar algo a la cara   *
·lo mejor que te puedes echar a la cara
·the very best you could wish for
m. [echar] algo en cara a somebody, someone   to reproach somebody for something
·echaron en cara a los estudiantes su escasa participaciónoun
·they reproached the students for not joining in enough
·le echan en cara haber abandonado su paínoun
·they accuse him of having abandoned his country
n. [hacer] cara a
[+dificultades]   to face up to
[+enemigo]   to stand up to
o. [huir] la cara a somebody, someone   to avoid somebody
p. [lavar] la cara a algo   to make something look presentable
·le lavó la cara al piso
·she made the flat look presentable
·querían lavar la cara al partido
·they wanted to make the party look better
q. [mirar] a somebody, someone a la cara   to look somebody in the face
r. [partir] la cara a somebody, someone   to smash somebody'noun face in
·cuidado con lo que dices o te parto la cara
·just watch it or I'll smash your face in
s. partirse la cara con somebody, someone   to have a fight with somebody
t. [partirse] la cara por algo   to fight for something
u. plantar [cara] a
[+persona, críticas]   to stand up to
[+problema]   to face up to,   confront
v. por la cara   *
·entrar por la cara en una fiesta
·to gatecrash a party
·es alcalde por la cara
·he'noun only mayor because of his connections
·está viviendo con sus padres y cobrando el paro por la cara
·he'noun living with his parents and getting away with claiming dole money at the same time
·no me lo van a dar por mi cara bonita
·they're not going to hand it to me on a plate
w. [romper] la cara a somebody, someone   to smash somebody'noun face in
x. [sacar] la cara por somebody, someone   to stick up for somebody
y. nos veremos las caras   you haven't seen the last of me
2. (=expresiónoun)
a. [poner] mala cara =   to grimace,   make a (wry) face
·no pongas esa cara
·don't look like that
·puso cara de alegría
·his face literally up
b. [tener] cara de
·tenía cara de querer pegarme
·he looked as if he wanted to hit me
·tener cara de estar aburrido
·to look bored
·tener [buena] cara
[enfermo]   to be looking well
[comida]   to look appetizing
·tener [mala] cara
[enfermo]   to look ill
[comida]   to look bad
c. [poner] cara de circunstancias   to look serious
d. tener cara de acelga   (por enfado)   to have a face a mile long   (por enfermedad)   to look pale,   look washed out
e. tener cara de [aleluya]   to look overjoyed,   be beaming with joy
f. tener cara de [chiste]   to be wearing a ridiculous expression
g. tener cara de [corcho]   to be a cheeky devil *
h. tener cara de estatua   to have a wooden expression
i. tener cara de [hereje]   to be as ugly as sin
j. tener cara de (justo) [juez]   to look stern
k. tener cara de monja boba   to look all innocent
l. tener cara de palo   to have a wooden expression
m. tener cara de pascua(noun)   to be grinning from ear to ear
n. tener cara de pocos amigos   to look very unfriendly
o. tener cara de [vinagre]   to have a sour face
3. *
(=descaro)   cheek *,   nerve *
(=valor)   nerve *
·¡qué cara masculineánoun dura!
*   what a cheek o nerve! *
·¡qué cara tienes!   what a cheek you've got! *,   you've got a nerve! *
·¿con qué cara le voy a pedir eso?
how do you expect me to have the nerve to ask her for that? *
a. tener cara [para] hacer algo =   to have the nerve to do something *
b. [tener] masculineánoun cara que espalda
c. [tener] masculineánoun cara que un elefante con paperas   to be a cheeky devil *
4. (=lado)
a. [de moneda, montaña, figura geométrica]   face
b. [de disco, planeta, papel]   side
c. [de tela]   face,   right side   (architecture)   face,   front
·escribir por ambas caras
·to write on both sides
·intentaron ascender por la cara norte
·they tried to climb the north face
·cara A
(en disco)   A side
·cara adelante
·facing forwards
·cara atránoun
·facing backwards
d. cara o [cruz]
e. cara o [ceca]
(Argentina)   heads or tails
·echar o jugar o sortear algo a cara o cruz
·to toss for something
·lo echamos a cara o cruz
·we tossed for it
f. cara y cruz
·cara y cruz de una cuestiónoun
·both sides of a question
 
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