Translation of bug in Spanish:


chinche, n.

Pronunciation /bʌɡ//bəɡ/


  • 1

    • 1.1(biting insect)

      chinche masculine
      • 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.
      • 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.

    • 1.2US (any insect)

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

  • 2informal

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

    • 3.1informal (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
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • And now even Pidí himself has caught the ice hockey bug.
      • When the gardening bug bit, I had no place to grow but in front.
      • Late in life the junk store/flea market bug bit Papa hard.
      • And after a trip to South Korea in 1999 Nadim got the bug to make surveillance his career.
      • Jenna caught the Beanie bear bug young and now has about 60 of the bears in her collection.
      • Bitten by the recording bug, Kate has just completed her debut album, which took two years to record.
      • 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.
      • Yes, the spring cleaning bug has bitten and God help anyone getting in my way.
      • 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.
      • Later, the recording bug bit me and took me away from the command line and into studios.

    • 3.2US informal (enthusiast)

      a movie bug un cinéfilo

  • 4informal

    (listening device)
    micrófono oculto masculine
    • Under pressure from the Feds, Mark helped the FBI place a pea-sized bug in a home in a Boston suburb.
    • 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.
    • And it was then that agent had to install a bug with microphones inside the mayor's office.
    • New developments in the bizarre case of an FBI bug found in the office of the mayor of Philadelphia, John Street.
    • He only had the director's word for it that the room was clean of bugs.
    • However, at this week's hearing Detective Scott told the court that no conversations were recorded by the bug before its discovery.
    • Doesn't the President himself like the idea of naughty surveillance, wiretaps, and bugs?
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
  • 5

    problema masculine
    • Your particular problem is (in all likelihood) related to a bug in the program.
    • The main causes are bugs and implementation errors in particular virtual machines.
    • 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.
    • Most likely this is a software bug in Internet Explorer - I can honestly say that I do not recall ever experiencing this problem.
    • Without knowing these things, you probably have bugs running on your system, and never know it!
    • Millions of records will appear on public web pages ‘through a bug in the system which has since been resolved’.
    • Worse, it is theoretically impossible to determine whether computer systems are free from programming bugs or nefarious code.
    • 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.
    • The game also plays host to a wide array of gameplay bugs and glitches.
    • The former does it to update its rules, the latter to install new bugs on your system faster and more easily.
    • No matter how reliable the disk, bad blocks happen - errors in cache, firmware, hardware and bugs are all causes.
    • Or perhaps you don't want to load web/email bugs which spammers tend to use in their mailings.
    • Sometimes bugs can come and go, or networked programs may encounter bugs only when talking to specific servers or clients.
    • 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.
    • Rock Solid - Users do not need to worry about spyware, bugs, or computer crashes.
    • 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?
    • I'd find bugs and the program manager would tell me to close the report without addressing the issue.
    • In 1999, a software bug knocked out a nationwide paging system for a day.
    • Well, applications are prone to all types of problems, bugs, and errors.
  • 6

    error (de programación) masculine
    bug masculine

transitive verbbugging, bugged


  • 1

    (room/telephone) colocar micrófonos ocultos en
    • Do we grant domestic security agents the right to bug phones, buildings and the like?
    • At first, I thought that a co-worker was bugging my telephone and my office.
    • MI5 telephone bugging operations alone monitor dozens of sensitive calls each day.
    • When another son raised suspicions, the police bugged Heather's telephone.
    • The court heard that undercover officers had bugged his phone as they investigated a number of allegations which did not lead to criminal charges.
    • During the playoffs in '82, Michaels claimed Raiders owner Al Davis had bugged the locker room at the Los Angeles Coliseum.
    • During the Second World War, British intelligence secretly bugged the cells occupied by some of the most senior German army, navy and air force commanders who had been captured by the Allies.
    • According to media reports, New Zealand intelligence services obtained concrete evidence that they were Mossad agents by bugging their phones.
    • Convinced that he has delivered evidence of his employer's wife's infidelity, Harry tries to intervene by bugging the hotel room where he fears that she will be murdered.
    • She told the court that after the affair had finished she had become suspicious that her husband was bugging her telephone calls.
    • They enlisted the help of a wire-tapper to bug the star's telephone and bedroom.
    • His telephones were bugged and, sources say, warrants were obtained to insert listening devices in his home.
    • The telephone was bugged, and most of the rooms had mini microphones hidden under furniture and behind pictures.
    • Each capability seems innocuous, but a hidden cellphone with both features can silently and automatically answer calls, establishing a radio link for bugging a room.
    • In one case permission was granted to bug the mobile phone of a ‘known criminal’.
    • He also alleged that Angolan authorities were bugging his phone.
    • The documents reveal that during this time he bugged the phone of a county councillor.
    • During the second world war when she befriended the journalist and historian Joseph Lash, US counter-intelligence agents bugged a room in the Blackstone Hotel in Chicago where they met.
    • During EBA stoppages in Brisbane earlier this year, it was accused of bugging the telephones of ETU officials.
    • They knew the rooms were bugged, so they'd come to the car and they'd take drives in the car and discuss their negotiating stances.
  • 2

    (bother, irritate)
    stop bugging me! ¡deja ya de fastidiarme
    • it really bugs me when you do that me saca de quicio que hagas eso
    • what's bugging you? ¿qué mosca te ha picado?
    • Admit that something about your appearance bugs you, and ask someone you trust for advice on how to turn it into an asset.
    • What bugs me the most is that here we are in a country which boasts an abundance of the finest produce known to man, yet we stubbornly insist on eating food which is as far removed from its natural state as possible.
    • Well, my problem is that he is really starting to bug me and he does these things that really annoy me.
    • If you're bugged by loud and persistent noise at work, like a bone-shaking assembly line, you can campaign for a better working environment, suggests Professor Cooper.
    • It really bugs me that I can't remember the titles.
    • The guy's evident discomfort was starting to bug him.
    • No one bugged me then, and I didn't want to bug these people, either.
    • He'll have a partner for the kiddie rides and will be less likely to bug your friends.
    • I know neither of them would hurt me, but it bugs me.
    • And don't worry about bugging me, it's nice to know that some people really enjoy what I write.
    • What bugs me is that we weren't told it was a gamble.
    • But that's not what really bugs me about this whole thing.
    • Being in different high schools was OK, because we could at least see each other on weekends, but living in different countries bugs me a lot.
    • Tell her how much trouble she can get into and if she keeps bugging you or gets disappointed, then talk to an adult you trust.
    • ‘Go back to your own class and stop bugging me,’ I say, annoyed.
    • Even if that sort of thing bugs you, though, I'd recommend pushing past it, because the meat of the book is well worth reading.
    • Stay calm, state exactly what he's doing to annoy you and say clearly that it's bugging you.
    • I have a couple of guys who do this, and it bugs me.
    • Little things that don't bug other people severely irritate me.
    • Okay, here is what really bugs me about this new show.

intransitive verbbugging, bugged


  • 1

    (eyes) salirse de las órbitas