Traducción de face en español:


cara, n.

Pronunciación: /feɪs//feɪs/


  • 1

    • 1.1(of person, animal)

      cara femenino
      rostro masculino
      his face was badly scarred tenía la cara llena de cicatrices
      • she has a thin/oval face tiene la / una cara delgada/ovalada
      • her whole face lit up se le iluminó la cara / el rostro / el semblante
      • if your face doesn't fit ... si no le/les caes bien ...
      • face down(ward)/up(ward) boca abajo/arriba
      • I'm not just a pretty face, you know! no te creas que soy tan tonta
      • there were a few red faces about it más de uno se puso colorado por eso
      • I must put my face on / do my face tengo que maquillarme / pintarme
      • she put on a brave face for the funeral se mantuvo compuesta para el funeral
      • to feed / stuff one's face atiborrarse de comida
      • to slap sb in the face cruzarle la cara a algn
      • in the face of sth
      • in the face of stiff opposition en medio de / ante una fuerte oposición
      • it's hard to maintain standards in the face of rising costs es difícil mantener los niveles de calidad con los costos en aumento
      • to blow up in sb's face salir mal
      • to fall flat on one's face (blunder) darse de narices
      • to fly in the face of sth hacer caso omiso de algo
      • to laugh on the other side of one's face
      • you'll laugh on the other side of your face when you're fired! ¡se te van a acabar las ganas de reír(te) cuando te despidan!
      • to sb's face a / en la cara
      • I told him to his face se lo dije a / en la cara
      • to set one's face against sb/sth oponerse decididamente a algn/algo
      • to show one's face aparecer
      • she never showed her face all evening no le vimos el pelo / no apareció en toda la noche
      • he'll never dare show his face here again no va a atreverse a aparecer por aquí
      • to stare sb in the face
      • the book/solution was staring me in the face tenía el libro/la solución delante de las narices
      • ruin was staring him in the face estaba a un paso de la ruina
      • to talk/argue/shout until one/sb is blue in the face hablar/discutir/gritar hasta cansarse
      • Standing in his way was a tall man with long dark hair, his face hidden in the shadows of the hood of his black robes.
      • Paint peeled off the walls of nearby buildings and the faces of wax dummies in the dress shop across the road melted in the intense heat
      • She had curly cherry red hair that framed her porcelain doll face.
      • A man and a woman laugh, watching each other's faces over a candlelit dinner.
      • My voice broke and the tears fell down my face as I wrapped my arms around his solid torso.
      • The old man's wrinkled face creased into a warm smile.
      • A large body of research has found that we perceive faces that are closer to the average as more beautiful than distinctive faces.
      • Emily buried her face into her pillow and started to drift off to sleep.
      • Probably weighing around 20 stone, a bald man with a moon face stood there, looking sad and bemused.
      • I brushed her long dark hair from her face and caressed her cheek in an effort to calm her.
      • They were walking determinedly, but in the darkness, she could not distinguish their faces.
      • In his dream he looked upon the moon and saw the face of the goddess looking down upon her people.
      • The face is characteristically square or broad with a short neck, often giving a squat appearance.
      • It would be interesting to know is whether people with symmetrical faces have longer life expectancies.
      • His eyes were a solid dark blue, and his face showed the beginning signs of middle age.
      • Their weathered faces, full of character, look down upon Lee as he fixes a bridle.
      • I watched their faces and wished, desperately and irrationally, that these boys would understand.
      • We both stood there for a while, our faces illuminated by the moon's pale light, silent.
      • She felt immediate relief as she found herself looking at a familiar long, freckled face with sandy bangs.
      • The woman's fair face was ashen; beads of sweat formed at her temples.

    • 1.2(person)

      a new face una cara nueva
      • always the same (old) faces! ¡siempre las mismas caras (conocidas)!
      • a familiar face una cara conocida
      • I'd know that face anywhere! esa cara la reconocería en cualquier sitio
      • I know that face from somewhere me parece cara conocida
      • I never forget a face soy buen fisonomista

    • 1.3(expression)

      cara femenino
      you should have seen her face tendrías que haber visto la cara que puso
      • a face as long as a fiddle cara larga
      • he had a face as long as a fiddle andaba con cara larga
      • to have a face like a funeral tener cara de entierro / de velorio
      • to keep a straight face
      • I could hardly keep a straight face casi no podía aguantarme (de) la risa
      • to make / pull a face poner mala cara
      • the children were making faces at each other los niños se hacían muecas
      • she pulled a long face puso (la) cara larga
      • to put a brave / bold face on sth
      • she put a brave / bold face on it (le) puso al mal tiempo buena cara
      • to put the best face on sth
      • they decided to put the best face on her misdemeanors le restaron importancia a su mal comportamiento
      • Blaze is leaning back in her chair without blinking, with tears running down her blank, expressionless face.
      • On Sunday, I visited the Art Gallery of Ontario and met a familiar but nervous face.
      • He has a face so unusually characterful that it almost defies caricature.
      • I looked around the room, watching the girls' faces change from looks of accusation to pity and understanding.
      • She looked at everyone and saw concerned faces watching her intently.
      • Then, in a second, the old woman's face had softened back into its regular form.
      • The big group fell silent and watched with eerily solemn faces as the two girls approached.
      • The woman's face darkened and she stopped.
      • Does he regularly practice his poker face in front of the mirror?
      • She quickly regained her posture and followed him down the hall getting confused faces along the way as if asking her, what did you do?
      • We dug in a pile of loose rubble adjacent to the pit, finding a few crystals of smoky quartz, as Agenor and Lauro looked on with unhappy faces.
      • The last thing I saw through the closing crack was dozens of pale, terrified faces watching us in confusion.
      • James, one of the now gloomy faces at the dining room table, had brought me a sketch of St. Vincent de Paul.
      • And if you're thinking the way the character thinks, your face and body will change.
      • He read the letter, then with a face of anger, crumpled it up and threw it on the ground.
      • I joked, watching as their faces twist with frustration, annoyed that I was avoiding the subject.
      • She had a pouty face, the kind you knew was going to be a very attractive face when she got older.
      • I watched some pretty serious faces as shooters battled it out for 15th or 20th place in a category.
      • Her smile faded slowly as she saw her father's face turn serious.
      • Turning her straight face into a frown, she turned herself away from him.

  • 2

    • 2.1(appearance, nature)

      fisonomía femenino
      the changing face of America/society la cambiante fisonomía de América/la sociedad
      • on the face of it aparentemente
      • Although alcoholism remains the number one dependency problem among judges and lawyers, the face of addiction continues to change.
      • Critical thinking requires you to put a face to the problem and to identify all the faces of the problem involved.
      • These mountain are most assuredly another of the distinctive four faces of Algeria.
      • Here was a problem that amounted to rather more than an unsightly flaw on the face of the splendid facade of classical physics.

    • 2.2(aspect)

      aspecto masculino
      the many faces of industry las muchas caras de la industria
      • socialism with a human face socialismo de rostro humano

    • 2.3(dignity)

      to lose face quedar mal
      • to save face guardar las apariencias
      • loss of face desprestigio

    • 2.4(insolence)

      to have the face to + inf tener la desfachatez de + inf

  • 3

    (in geometry)
    cara femenino
    • To solve the problem, Vinson opted to use polyhedra that have more vertices than faces.
    • A triangular pyramid, or tetrahedron, has a triangular base and four faces, counting the bottom.
    • This time, it had the shape of a trapezoid on four faces, making it look like a thimble with four right angles.
    • The faces of the polyhedron appear to consist of two equilateral triangles and six somewhat irregular pentagons.
    • Faces in graph theory are a lot like the six faces of a cube.
  • 4

    • 4.1(of coin, medal)

      cara femenino
      • He drew a quick rendition of the two faces of the coin the Lujar had shown him.
      • The poet's eye can see the two faces of the coin simultaneously.
      • But high returns and high risk are two faces of the same coin.
      • Shatner beamed with joy when told he had been selected to be on the face of the coin.
      • Dancing and choreography for me are two faces of the same coin.

    • 4.2(of clock, watch)

      esfera femenino
      carátula femenino México
      • The turret wall, a fort-like structure enclosing a 25-foot tower leads up to an analog clock with two faces.
      • And I love how one of the clock faces of the Fendi Secret Dual Time watch is always very subtly covered.
      • Moiré and mother of pearl pastel watch faces in colours like pink and aqua and agate will also capture an iridescent feel.
      • We built a clock tower in Bowen with four clock faces in the center of the town as a memorial of the Bowen Variety Show.
      • When Mrs C draws a clock face, or copies a picture of a flower, she omits much or all of the left side.
      • A typical map divides the eye into sections, using the image of a clock face as a base.
      • Here, traditional analogue clocks with crisp modern faces sit within achingly fashionable hoods.
      • On top of each table were a wooden chess set, and a little clock with two faces next to each one.
      • Watch faces, found at flea markets and removed from their bands, are arranged precisely on a tray.
      • I couldn't see the clock in the bathroom because of the condensation on the clock face.
      • Maybe an African watch should do away with confusing numerals and simply have just a sun and a moon on its face.
      • They are also very well known for their simple, clean watch faces and designs.

    • 4.3(of building)

      fachada femenino
      • The windows on these faces look into narrow protected alleys or the small courtyard between the houses.
      • On the faces of the building, it is difficult to tell where the floors are.
      • Fireworks screamed up into the sky, exploding all around us and strobing the face of every building.
      • The top floor will be set back from the main face of the building.
      • The red line down the face of the building marks the precise longitude at which time begins.
      • The cobblestones press back against my feet, the lit faces of the buildings rise around me into a clear, black sky.
      • The glazed faces of the building terminate campus circulation routes.
      • In this building, there was but one vertical movement joint on the south face.
      • In older units, the dividing line was very often the exterior face of a wall.
      • The general orientation of the buildings is east-west, with most window openings in the north and south faces.
      • The three outer faces are very similar with a tall arch over the steps.
      • The four distinct faces of the building force a process of scanning and mental reassembly at the scale of the whole wall.

  • 5

    • 5.1(of mountainside, cliff)

      pared femenino
      • But he felt a renewed sense of betrayal when Bonington climbed the north face of the Eiger without him.
      • The lift is strong and we are either climbing up the south faces of the ridges, or flying down the tops of the mountains moving much faster than yesterday.
      • Here the road has been hewn out of solid rock, so the cliff face overhangs the narrow roadway.
      • These have produced scarps with vertical cliff faces up to 800 meters high.
      • This source of ore is quite iron poor, unlike the ores that were later to be quarried out from cliff faces.
      • Contrary to popular belief, the bird's nests are not found in the faces of cliffs but in caves.
      • Matt grabs the rock face with his bare hands and starts climbing grimly.
      • Ocean waves pummel the rocky cliff faces, eventually turning some of the rocks into sand.
      • Springs can occur in uplands if zones of perched water extend laterally to cliff faces or other steep slopes.
      • For example, plains give way to rising mountain passes with steep cliff faces, and islands peek mysteriously out of lakes and seas.
      • Diving through one of the many submarine tunnels and along the cliff faces is truly exhilarating.
      • Such people were the first to leave the cave and see what was on the other side of the cliff face.
      • A thin trickle of water drips down the dank side of a cliff face to splash into the stream below.
      • It didn't take him much longer to reach a point where he could climb down the cliff face.
      • Twenty years ago its soaring cliff faces and base was free of human habitation, and the tower stood tall.
      • This is why we have to be very careful close to either the flat ground or a cliff or mountain face.
      • The steep north faces of the escarpments escaped cultivation and the worst effects of logging.
      • The researchers counted snail shells in soil samples from nooks of climbed and unclimbed faces of the limestone cliffs.
      • The mountains are massive red sandstone lumps, their vertical faces rising to table-tops or dropping sheer into canyons.
      • They shot rope ladders over the face of these cliffs and began to pull themselves up.

    • 5.2

  • 6

    the face of the moon la cara de la luna
    • to disappear off the face of the earth desaparecer de la faz de la tierra

verbo transitivo

  • 1

    (be opposite)
    she turned to face him/the wall se volvió hacia él/la pared
    • he was sitting facing the wall estaba sentado en frente de la pared
    • the children lined up facing each other los niños formaron dos filas frente a frente
    • the illustration facing page nine la ilustración que está frente a la página nueve
    • this wall faces the square esta pared da a la plaza
    • the hotel faces the sea el hotel está frente al mar
  • 2

    (superior/rival/opponent) enfrentarse a
    the two teams will face each other in June los dos equipos se enfrentarán en junio
    • I don't know how I'll face him when he finds out no sé cómo le podré dar la cara cuando se entere
    • to be faced with sth estar / verse frente a / ante algo
    • we are faced with a serious problem estamos / nos vemos frente a / ante un grave problema
    • let's face it, we have no alternative seamos realistas, no nos queda otra alternativa
    • they're right, let's face it tienen razón, hay que reconocerlo
  • 3

    (be presented with)
    enfrentarse a
    hacer frente a
    I face that problem every day todos los días me encuentro con / me enfrento a un problema así
    • we face heavy increases next year el año que viene tendremos que hacer frente a fuertes gastos
  • 4

    (contemplate willingly)
    I can't face going through all that again no podría volver a pasar por todo eso
    • I don't think I could face another bowl of rice creo que si me dan otro plato de arroz me muero
    • he couldn't face a future without her no se sentía capaz de enfrentar el futuro sin ella
  • 5

    (lie ahead of)
    several problems face us se nos presentan / se nos plantean varios problemas
    • defeat faces us unless we act at once si no actuamos inmediatamente nos espera la derrota
  • 6

    (surface/wall) recubrir
    the front of the house is faced in/with stone el frente de la casa está recubierto de piedra
  • 7

    (sleeve/collar) forrar
    the cuffs were faced with velvet los puños eran de terciopelo

    por fuera

verbo intransitivo

  • 1

    the house faces north(ward)/east(ward) la casa está orientada / da al norte/este
    • the balcony faces out over the square el balcón da / mira a la plaza
    • she walked facing into the wind caminaba contra el viento
    • I was facing the other way miraba para el otro lado
    • about face! ¡media vuelta!
    • right face/left face! ¡a la derecha/izquierda!