Translation of bug in Spanish:


chinche, n.

Pronunciation /bəɡ//bʌɡ/


  • 1

    • 1.1(biting insect)

      (feminine or masculine) chinche
      to be as snug as a bug in a rug estar en la gloria informal
      • The insect families that scientists lump together as aphids belong to the huge order of true bugs, which typically deploy sucking mouthparts much like built-in soda straws.
      • Worldwide, stilt bugs are a relatively small group of unusual hemipterans, or true bugs, in the family Berytidae.
      • The Permian saw the appearance of stoneflies, true bugs, beetles, and caddisflies, among other groups.
      • Phytoseiid mites and heteropteran bugs are frequently part of the enemy complex of herbivorous arthropods in agroecosystems.
      • Asynchronous flight muscle occurs in several of the more speciose insect orders, including beetles, true bugs, wasps and bees, and dipteran flies.

    • 1.2US (any insect)

      bicho masculine
      • Helena is fascinated by ants and bugs; Caroline by the stars in the heavens.
      • The chickens also have reduced the fire ant population by eating the bugs and seeds the ants would have sustained themselves on.
      • Once the weather turns muggy it's a good idea to follow some of these suggestions in order to keep the bugs at bay.
      • Since their introduction, the beneficial wasps have helped control plant bug populations throughout the Northeast.
      • Clean your windshield of bugs with a single-edge razor blade; buy them 100 to a box.
      • Tiny bugs crawled along the bark of ancient-looking trees.
      • Frogs eat a number of different garden pests including slugs, ants and other bugs.
      • In ancient Egypt they worshipped all kinds of creatures even insects and bugs like a scarab beetle.
      • They counted gastropods, spiders, beetles and bugs, butterflies, lacewings and bees.
      • Car-boot sales and second-hand furniture is another way bugs get into homes - bedbugs and fleas are prime beneficiaries of the trend, says Sheard.
      • ‘We were knee-deep in mud and mangroves being bitten by fire ants, leeches and bugs,’ he recalls.
      • I asked the children to imagine themselves a small bug, like an ant, climbing up and down in an unknown landscape, and to draw their trails.
      • I observed small creatures: ants, bugs, moths, worms, all working their ways, digging in and out of the soil.
      • Birds, bees, butterflies, bugs, bats, native plants and night-scented flowers have all figured in my postbag in recent weeks.
      • On another newly renovated floor in the east wing, millions of moths, plant bugs, and spiders rest safely in large, new steel cabinets.
      • In the middle of the reproductive period most bugs carry eggs.
      • Aphids - these small bugs are green in the East, pink in the West, and can suck the life out of rosebuds and tender stems.
      • Refrain from killing knowingly even the trifling insects like a louse, a bug or a mosquito.
      • With their little antennae they are one of the creepiest bugs ever.
      • A large lantern insect, the mealy fly is a sucking bug.

  • 2informal

    (germ, disease)
    it's a flu bug that's going around es una peste que anda por ahí Latin America informal
    • he caught / picked up a stomach bug se agarró algo al estómago
    • There were all sort of staph bugs in there tromping on the heart valves.
    • It protected the patient against any harmful bugs and was absolutely necessary to carry out orthopaedic surgery.
    • Overtraining depletes the bodily reserves, so when a flu bug or other illness starts making the rounds, the body is not ready to fight it off.
    • Some cases of gastritis are caused by an infection with the same bug that causes peptic ulcers.
    • Chris died within a day of contracting the deadly brain bug meningococcal meningitis in January.
    • You have scrubbed, sprayed and wiped the kitchen and the bathroom and the shiny work surfaces look spotless, free from dirt, bugs and bacteria.
    • These drugs fight the bugs by piercing the microbes and attacking their means of reproduction.
    • In extreme cases, some of the bugs, bacteria and viruses in the water - like E-Coli - can cause severe vomiting, fevers and even death.
    • He said the bug, mutated bacteria found in the gut, was identified by microbiologists several years ago and was widespread throughout the world.
    • Sickness and diarrhoea bugs have swept through several wards at Burnley General Hospital - prompting bosses to call for unwell visitors to stay away.
    • A school remained closed today after 150 pupils were struck down by a sickness bug.
    • A bug, a bacterium called Propionobacterium acnes, that lives normally on the skin, can thrive within the blocked pore.
    • This new test, though, looks specifically for DNA from the human papilloma virus, the bug linked to cervical cancer.
    • Told that the city just doesn't have the resources the health-care workers need to combat the spreading bug, the microbiologist finally snaps.
    • Noroviruses are highly contagious gastrointestinal bugs spread through food, water, and close contact with infected people.
    • The saline solution means that any harmful bugs, viruses or bacteria cannot survive, so it is completely hygienic.
    • They say it's a virus and possibly one of those 24-hour flu bugs.
    • Every day we are exposed to disease, to cold and flu bugs, to viruses of one sort or another.
    • A team from Manchester University has discovered that a blend of essential oils usually used in aromatherapy could eradicate the MRSA bug and other deadly bacteria.
    • The bugs, bacteria and viruses contained in the raw sewage that is still pumped into seas around Scotland not only make us ill, in extreme cases they can kill.
    • As kids go back to school, they will inevitably catch some of the cold and flu bugs that are going around.
    • More cases of the killer bug are recorded in winter with children aged under five and between 15 and 17 at particular risk.
    • Eating chocolate may help to strengthen your immune system, making your body more resistant to cold and flu bugs.
    • Well, the immune system really is a surveillance mechanism for all sorts of bugs, viruses, bacteria etc.
    • There's an estimated 90 trillion bugs and microscopic bacteria that make YOU their home.
    • A flagship London heart hospital was forced to close for two weeks after 45 staff and patients became ill with a diarrhoea bug.
    • The main difference between SARS and most other flu bugs seems to be the relative mildness of SARS.
    • One shot may be all your family needs to ward off the flu bug.
    • Bill Edmunds noticed that his young son seemed always to get a tummy bug right after his teeth had been painted with fluoride.
    • Stomach bugs and other illnesses are also a risk to people risk swimming in waterways.
    • But on Tuesday night, a third of the guests were complaining of a stomach bug and sickness.
    • Friends and extended family, though they may provide much support, can easily spread a cold or flu bug or other infections.
    • Although microbiologists have been aware of the bugs' existence, experts are now saying the bacteria have almost certainly spread to every hospital in Scotland.
    • An angry mother has hit out at the state of Central Park Swimming Pool after the council closed it following the discovery of the killer lung bug legionella.
    • Chlorine is added during water treatment to kill bacteria, although some bugs such as cryptosporidium are extremely resistant to it.
    • The good things that can be said for it are that it kept well and it was free from harmful bugs, something that could not often be said of the local water supply.
    • In fact, the Spanish flu bug was likely to have been around since 1900.
    • You also need a microscope to see the malarial bugs in the blood and in the mosquito, so this really slowed things down.
    • The most common forms of the bug were now strain C of the bacterial meningococcal meningitis and its blood poisoning relative, septicaemia.
    • The flu bug is commonly believed to be a mere pest that can cause fever, nausea, and aches and pains - although it has had periods of pandemic proportions.
  • 3

    • 3.1(obsession)

      she got the travel bug le entró la fiebre de los viajes
      • she was / got bitten by the travel bug la picó el gusanillo de los viajes
      • When the gardening bug bit, I had no place to grow but in front.
      • And after a trip to South Korea in 1999 Nadim got the bug to make surveillance his career.
      • Yes, the spring cleaning bug has bitten and God help anyone getting in my way.
      • The writing bug bit early in life. We all had chores to do at home, but I discovered that my sisters would do my jobs in return for a story of their own.
      • Later, the recording bug bit me and took me away from the command line and into studios.
      • He went to Belvedere College after that but by that stage, the jumping bug had well and truly bitten and he was commuting daily to get his fix.
      • When the gardening bug bites you, it usually happens around this time of year - and there will never be a better time than now to start.
      • The rugby league bug bit Adrian when he was six - his elder brothers took him to The Willows and Mary is convinced Adrian would have signed for Salford ahead of Leeds.
      • And now even Pidí himself has caught the ice hockey bug.
      • Late in life the junk store/flea market bug bit Papa hard.
      • One could fairly say, I think, that once a boater has settled into our marina, it's only a matter of time before the live-aboard bug bites.
      • Bitten by the recording bug, Kate has just completed her debut album, which took two years to record.
      • Jenna caught the Beanie bear bug young and now has about 60 of the bears in her collection.

    • 3.2US (enthusiast)

      a movie bug un cinéfilo

  • 4informal

    (listening device)
    micrófono oculto masculine
    • While checking your smoke detector for CIA planted bugs, you might want to also check the batteries so you don't burn to death in case of a fire.
    • New developments in the bizarre case of an FBI bug found in the office of the mayor of Philadelphia, John Street.
    • I used to make wireless cameras and telephone bugs and wire tap equipment just to test it out and try new theories on the use and deployment of such equipment.
    • That, according to sources, is a strong indication that it was the FBI's bug and they were the ones that put it there in the first place.
    • Nicky counted four phones in the house, after planting the bugs, he planted three microphones as well.
    • Other figures, including LBJ and Martin Luther King are observed vicariously through wire taps or electronic bugs.
    • He only had the director's word for it that the room was clean of bugs.
    • And it was then that agent had to install a bug with microphones inside the mayor's office.
    • Under pressure from the Feds, Mark helped the FBI place a pea-sized bug in a home in a Boston suburb.
    • Doesn't the President himself like the idea of naughty surveillance, wiretaps, and bugs?
    • Sir Alex Ferguson's match tactics and team talk were then taped by the mole tuning in to the bug's frequency and listening in on United's secrets.
    • The courtroom was periodically swept for bugs.
    • However, at this week's hearing Detective Scott told the court that no conversations were recorded by the bug before its discovery.
  • 5

    problema masculine
    • Sometimes bugs can come and go, or networked programs may encounter bugs only when talking to specific servers or clients.
    • His teammates all agree that most of the teamwork happens in sharing the computer terminal and helping each other work bugs out of their programs.
    • But other bugs in large computer systems have led to failed space missions, airplane crashes and the death of hospital patients.
    • He installed a firewall to protect against hackers, a virus protection program to stop online bugs.
    • Well, applications are prone to all types of problems, bugs, and errors.
    • No matter how reliable the disk, bad blocks happen - errors in cache, firmware, hardware and bugs are all causes.
    • Millions of records will appear on public web pages ‘through a bug in the system which has since been resolved’.
    • What would happen to accountability if an attacker would find a bug in a program and use it in order to gain access to medical records?
    • Your particular problem is (in all likelihood) related to a bug in the program.
    • Most likely this is a software bug in Internet Explorer - I can honestly say that I do not recall ever experiencing this problem.
    • The game also plays host to a wide array of gameplay bugs and glitches.
    • Worse, it is theoretically impossible to determine whether computer systems are free from programming bugs or nefarious code.
    • In 1999, a software bug knocked out a nationwide paging system for a day.
    • Without knowing these things, you probably have bugs running on your system, and never know it!
    • Or perhaps you don't want to load web/email bugs which spammers tend to use in their mailings.
    • The main causes are bugs and implementation errors in particular virtual machines.
    • I'd find bugs and the program manager would tell me to close the report without addressing the issue.
    • The gang plants software bugs in computers that allow it to steal passwords, and it rents out huge networks of computers to others for sending out viruses and spam.
    • The former does it to update its rules, the latter to install new bugs on your system faster and more easily.
    • Rock Solid - Users do not need to worry about spyware, bugs, or computer crashes.
  • 6

    error (de programación) masculine
    bug masculine

transitive verb

  • 1

    (room/telephone) colocar micrófonos ocultos en
  • 2

    (bother, irritate)
    stop bugging me! ¡deja ya de darme la lata! informal
    • it really bugs me when you do that me saca de quicio que hagas eso
    • what's bugging you? ¿qué mosca te ha picado?

intransitive verb


  • 1

    (eyes) salirse de las órbitas