There are 2 main translations of ear in Spanish

: ear1ear2

ear1

oído, n.

Pronunciación: /ɪə//ɪr/

nombre

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    Anatomía
    (organ)
    oído masculino
    (outer part) oreja femenino
    he has big ears tiene orejas grandes
    • the inner/middle/outer ear el oído interno/medio/externo
    • ear, nose and throat department el departamento de otorrinolaringología / de oído, nariz y garganta
    • to grin from ear to ear sonreír de oreja a oreja
    • to listen with a sympathetic ear escuchar con actitud comprensiva
    • to listen with half an ear escuchar a medias
    • her ears must be burning le deben estar ardiendo las orejas / zumbando los oídos
    • to be all ears ser todo oídos
    • to bend sb's ear darle la lata a algn
    • to be out on one's ear
    • you'll be out on your ear te van a poner de patitas en la calle
    • to be up to one's ears in debt/trouble/work estar hasta aquí / hasta las orejas de deudas/problemas/trabajo
    • to be wet behind the ears estar verde
    • to come to sb's ears llegar a oídos de algn
    • to fall down about / around one's ears
    • the house is falling down around our ears la casa se nos está viniendo abajo / cayendo a pedazos
    • it brought their dreams crashing down about their ears echó por tierra sus ilusiones
    • to fall on deaf ears caer en oídos sordos
    • to give sb a thick ear darle una torta / un moquete a algn
    • to go in one ear and out the other
    • I've told her a thousand times, but it just goes in one ear and out the other se lo he dicho mil veces, pero le entra por un oído y le sale por el otro
    • to have/keep one's ear to the ground mantenerse atento
    • to have sb's ear gozar de la confianza de algn
    • to lend an ear to sb prestarle atención a algn
    • to pin back one's ears
    • now pin back your ears escuchen bien
    • I'll pin back his ears for him! le voy a dar un buen tirón de orejas
    • to prick up one's ears parar las orejas
    • to set sb by the ears
    • the will set the whole family by the ears el testamento sembró la discordia entre / enemistó a los miembros de la familia
    • to set sth on its ear causar revuelo en algo
    • to turn a deaf ear to sb/sth hacer oídos sordos a algn/algo
    • I'm 31, and got my left ear pierced a couple of years ago.
    • At that point the sensitive hound ears picked up another presence and he bounded over to greet me.
    • The voice is familiar to her and her cat ears perk up at the sound.
    • Faith held the phone to her ear, listened to it ring, and waited for someone to pick up.
    • So, she settled for plugging one ear with her finger and the other by squishing it against her shoulder.
    • Suddenly he tensed, his sharp wolf ears picking out movement in the sand.
    • In many ways, the cetacean ear is radically different from the ear of terrestrial mammals.
    • Eighteen months on, Oliver, now three, has no hearing in his left ear and limited hearing in his right ear.
    • Middle ear infections and fluid in the ear are the most common causes of temporary hearing loss in children.
    • The UK tag will show the flock number followed by the individual animal number and it is recommended that the tag is placed in the left ear of the animal.
    • Surgeons are sometimes able to preserve some hearing in the ear being operated on, but this is rare.
    • They have a tragus, which can be folded back to seal the opening of the ear when the animal digs.
    • One night, a moth flew into my mom's ear while she was washing dishes.
    • If the growth is large, then it may have caused more damage and this sometimes leads to some loss of hearing in the affected ear.
    • "I don't like this…" he muttered as he placed his sensitive ear against the door.
    • They then tattoo the inside of the ear of animals that they spay and neuter so that they do not try to operate more than once on the same stray animal.
    • I noticed that the girl's ears had reddened with embarrassment.
    • I was so embarrassed that I could feel my ears burn red!
    • "Mom," he said, plugging one ear with his index finger to hear her better.
    • Whales and pigeons can hear frequencies of sound far below the capacity of the human ear.
    • Within a few days, he completely lost hearing in his left ear.
    • The balancing mechanism in the ear can be tested in various ways using vestibulometric tests.
    • There was a wolf sitting on the gleaming linoleum outside the office, head cocked, ears pricked.
    • He unconsciously leaned his ear towards the sound reverberating through the guitar and nodded as he tuned.
    • Tyler stood out even from this group with five earrings on each ear, two eyebrow rings on each eyebrow, four lip rings, and two tongue pierces.
    • I woke with my alarm sounding in my ear like every morning.
    • The very sad-looking pooch with one blue eye and one floppy ear on the story lead page is our beloved Luna.
    • Then she would have leaned over and stroked the mare's neck whispering sweet nothings in her ear as the animal pranced.
    • Why scratch your left ear with your right hand?
    • Whispering softly into the patient's ear or holding a softly ticking wristwatch close to the ear can be helpful in making a gross evaluation of hearing.
    • The truth is he had no ear at all, and could not even carry a tune.
    • It's a major work, an announcement from someone with an eye for beauty amidst squalor and an ear for the very real cadences of very specific slang and dialect.
    • ‘You know me, Michael, I have an ear for the truth as good as you do,’ Gilbert said.
    • Hamilton delighted in Emma's ear for languages and music, and her theatrical flair, and in 1791 he contentedly married her.
    • Over the years, these keen listeners have developed an ear for every political innuendo and insinuation.
    • A good sound technician and composer with an instinctive ear for music is vital.
    • He's also got a pretty good ear for what makes an ear-pleasing folk song.
    • He loves the English language and has a keen ear for its music.
    • The film was written by Laurence Coriat, who has an ear for the sort of unadorned, matter-of-fact dialogue that says a lot by what it leaves out.
    • The duo play multiple instruments and both have an ear for finding rhythm tracks by recording clocks ticking, bells ringing and lawnmowers mowing.
    • I had not a good voice nor, I confess it, a very good ear.
    • When describing settings, Petry has an eye for details, and when creating characters, an ear for dialogue.
    • My mom, being the rich socialite that she was, had an ear for gossip.
    • But with near sensory overload of sound, music and colour, not having an ear for the Danish language didn't matter.
    • He also has an ear for sampling, using horns and steel drums as needed.
    • Brennan has a keen ear for dialogue, and the exchanges between Virginia and her family demonstrate this extremely well.
    • Mom has a very finely tuned ear for music and languages.
    • A sensitive ear for voicing is needed to project the songful melodies effectively wherever they turn up in the texture.
    • In fact, it sounded so good that it seemed as though someone with an ear for classical music was at the helm of this company and so we decided to investigate.
    • He was also a magnificent writer with an ear for language and a wonderful imagination, and a fine poet to boot.
    • Plants were allowed to open-pollinate and all measurements were taken on plants with a fertilized ear.
    • The data from these five populations, each planted from an individual ear, are presented in Table 8.
    • It is most noticeable as grayish black galls on the ear of the plant.
    • This ear to ear variation was probably due largely to sporadic male sterility which resulted in a small but apparently significant reduction in the number of grains per ear in some plants.
    • The A158 ear always has paired spikelets, one sessile and one pedicellate.
    • In the case of cereals, grain is the primary yield and total production depends on the number of plants per area, tillers per plant, number of ears per tiller, grains per ear and mass per grain.
    • The new growth - the young ear and stem segments of SS-FP was significantly slowed by the canopy cover.
    • Multiple endosperms from a single ear were combined for analysis.
    • Measurements were conducted at 20°C at the second leaf of seedlings and at 25°C at the second leaf above the ear during flowering.
    • In this case, the phenotypic description included the measurements of the length of the awn considering those of the more distal spikelets of the ear.
    • In half of the plants, sink size was reduced by retaining only the five central spikelets of an ear.
    • There was no significant difference in grain number per ear observed in unstressed plants of mutants.
    • The number of nodes on the most apical branch, which is an ear in normal plants, was counted.
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    (sense of hearing)
    oído masculino
    pleasing to the ear agradable / grato al oído
    • to have a good ear for music/languages tener oído para la música/los idiomas
    • to play an instrument/a piece by ear tocar un instrumento/una pieza de oído
    • to play it by ear
    • what are you going to say? — I don't know, I'll just have to play it by ear ¿qué vas a decir? — no sé, ya veré llegado el momento / sobre la marcha

There are 2 main translations of ear in Spanish

: ear1ear2

ear2

espiga, n.

Pronunciación: /ɪə//ɪr/

nombre

  • 1

    (of corn)
    espiga femenino