There are 2 main translations of case in Spanish

: case1case2


caso, n.

Pronunciation: /keɪs//keɪs/


  • 1

    caso masculine
    the Greene case el caso Greene
    • police are investigating several cases of fraud la policía está investigando varios casos de estafa
    • to dismiss a case sobreseer una causa
    • to hear a case conocer de una causa
    • to lose/win a case perder/ganar un pleito / juicio
    • the workers' case has been taken up by the papers los periódicos se han hecho eco de la causa de los obreros
    • an open-and-shut case un caso claro
    • to be on sb's case estar encima de algn
    • he's been on my case ever since desde entonces ha estado encima de mí
    • get off my case! ¡déjame tranquilo / en paz!
    • to make a federal case out of sth hacer un drama de algo
  • 2

    • 2.1Medicine

      caso masculine
      two cases of meningitis, two meningitis cases dos casos de meningitis
      • the doctor said he was a hopeless case el médico dijo que no tenía cura
      • We recently admitted two cases of tuberculous meningitis to our hospital within a week.
      • But he said a lot of work was being done to raise awareness and combat rising cases of diseases like chlamydia in the town.
      • There is no sign of a slowdown in new cases of the disease.
      • Hundreds of contacts of the suspected cases are under medical surveillance, at least five of whom have developed fevers.
      • So far, more than two thirds of cases have required advice only.
      • The most severe cases are medical emergencies and require the skilled care of a physician in hospital to avoid death.
      • Only two of the team were not affected by an appalling case of food poisoning on the day of the final.
      • King Edward Hospital in Perth centred on the treatment of obstetrics and gynaecology cases.
      • Less than one per cent of the substantiated cases required medical care for broken bones or head trauma.
      • The nurse would direct the more serious cases to a general practitioner.
      • Another complicating factor is whether or not psychiatric cases are included in the casualty figures.
      • We know where the chronic heart disease cases are going to be.
      • There had previously been only four cases of the disease diagnosed in Scotland this year.
      • Although smaller in number, incidences of gonorrhea and genital warts rose, while there was a fall in cases of herpes and syphilis.
      • Almost 30 new cases of the disease were detected as a result of the screening programme.
      • Four out of the five Indian cases with septicaemia or meningitis had a fatal outcome.
      • Severe cases require treatment in hospital with antibiotics.
      • He called on the need for a healthy diet so as to prevent cases of malnutrition and anaemia, especially among women in India.
      • He said although new cases of foot-and-mouth disease had dramatically reduced he still had to be extra cautious.
      • There are about 200 cases of Legionnaires' Disease in England each year.
      • More cases than controls saw a gynaecologist or an obstetrician and cases had more prenatal visits.
      • How many cases of mumps, measles, or rubella would the lack of vaccination of this number of children produce?
      • In cases of typhoid fever caused by salmonella bacteria, early symptoms are the same.
      • At least 75 cases of dengue fever have been detected in hospitals in the city in the last week, the sources said.
      • They believe their children are suffering from undiagnosed cases of brittle bone disease.
      • Cholesterol clefts were shown on biopsy in all four cases, and eosinophilia was noted in three.
      • She normally only saw one case of the virus a year.
      • Two cases of primary malignant melanoma of the common bile duct were reported in 1991.
      • In addition, it is effective in cases requiring radical surgery of malignant tumors.
      • Most of those patients are run of the mill cases that a medical student could handle.
      • Diabetes and hypertension are the underlying causes in most cases of chronic kidney disease.
      • With current medications most cases of both types of cancer in kids and teens are curable.
      • Hospitals were requested to provide copies of the medical records of potential cases.
      • We had our fracture ward upstairs full of cases immobilised in full plaster casts.
      • The sanctuary takes in cruelty and abuse cases and regularly receives referrals from the police.
      • Recent well-publicised cases of the disease highlight the point that this epidemic will not go away on its own.
      • They said she had a case of chicken pox and some sort of allergy.
      • Most of these cases had contracted the disease some time ago and are only now starting treatment.
      • It has been estimated that the general practitioner sees about five cancer cases yearly.
      • He has been suffering from a chronic case of Mud Fever ever since we bought him 6 months ago.

    • 2.2informal (pitiable person)

      caso masculine
      he's a mental case está loco de remate / de atar informal
      • don't trust her with it, she's a hopeless case no se lo confíes a ella, es un caso perdido
      • the man next door's a sad case el del vecino es un caso digno de lástima

    • 2.3dated (eccentric)

      caso masculine informal
      my aunt's a real case mi tía es un caso informal
      • I checked out the whole joint, mate, and the verdict is in: you're a case.
      • She's a case and a half. You love to hate her don't you?
      • "He's a case," said Father Jerry.

  • 3

    (instance, situation)
    caso masculine
    a clear case of bias un caso claro de parcialidad
    • it was a case of love at first sight fue el caso típico de amor a primera vista
    • it was a case of doing what we were told era cuestión de hacer lo que se nos mandara
    • in Martin's case en el caso de Martin
    • in the case of Martin en el caso de Martin
    • in her case en su caso
    • a case in point un caso puntual
    • in most cases en la mayoría de los casos
    • as the case may be según (sea) el caso
    • in no case bajo / en ninguna circunstancia
    • he won't go — in that case, neither will I no quiere ir — (pues) en ese caso, yo tampoco
    • that is the case (as answer) así es
    • if that's the case si es así
    • that's not the case no es así
    • that's the case with him too a él le pasa lo mismo
    • in that case, I'm not interested en ese caso, no me interesa
    • it is less common than used to be the case es menos frecuente de lo que solía ser
  • 4

    in any case en cualquier caso
    • as conj in case
    • make a note in case you forget apúntalo en caso de que se te olvide
    • just in case por si acaso
    • bring a sweater just in case tráete un suéter por si las moscas
    • in case of en caso de
    • in case of fire/accident en caso de incendio/accidente
  • 5

    the case for the prosecution la acusación
    • the case for the defense la defensa
    • she has a good/strong case sus argumentos son buenos/poderosos
    • there is a case for leniency/for doing nothing hay razones para ser indulgente/para no hacer nada
    • to make (out) a case for sth/ -ing exponer los argumentos a favor de algo/para + inf
    • the case put by the banks is that ... la razón que aducen los bancos es que ...
    • to put/state one's case dar/exponer sus (/ mis etc. ) razones
    • there's no case to answer la acusación no tiene asidero / fundamento
    • I rest my case a las pruebas me remito
    • They will also argue an economic case against membership.
    • He has travelled literally thousands of miles to argue the case against war and occupation.
    • If disaster movies are to be the new currency of scientific debate, who will make the case against alarmism?
    • A wealth of studies indicate that a good case can be made for the first of these claims.
    • We therefore consider there is a case for retaining the complex monopoly provisions and propose to do so.
    • Speakers at this meeting put the case against the proposed handing over of council housing stock.
    • The case against them, let alone against the government itself, is unproven.
    • The only case against anonymity for all accused until found guilty is that it would sell fewer papers.
    • I presume you will give equal prominence to the case against the euro.
    • No group will have the funds or organization to make the case against any revenue cap.
    • The case against is that soppy makeover shows are not what the BBC is there for.
    • Few will be moved by its case against the company today, even though the grievance is genuine.
    • Reading his book I began to recall other exercises in arguing the case for state control.
    • Such a view is not unreasonable and I am certainly not about to make a case against rights in general.
    • He makes a strong case for the fact that dealing with loss is the key to dealing with life.
    • It is telling the people of New Zealand that they will not be allowed to hear him put his case in his own words.
    • He sets out the case against posting someone else's personal email address.
    • Our application will be considered on its merits and we have confidence in our case.
    • He takes pains to limit the range and reach of his case against censorship.
    • Waving banners and flags, protesters cheered and shouted as speakers put across the case against war.
  • 6

    caso masculine
    • Do common cases become conventionalized as new senses for the words involved?
    • Let us start by explaining all of the seven Croatian grammatical cases.
    • They had at least as many noun cases to contend with as Latin speakers did, as well.
    • The nominal part of this prepositional phrase is not in the nominative case.
    • Only relatively recently did grammarians begin a debate over noun cases in English.

There are 2 main translations of case in Spanish

: case1case2


caja, n.

Pronunciation: /keɪs//keɪs/


  • 1

    caja feminine
    cajón masculine
    jaba feminine Peru Chile
    • We buy a whole case of champagne but we are not going to drink it… just for you but we are not going to drink it.
    • I explained to her that the case held a CD-R containing files for work that I wanted to take home and work on overnight.
    • Authorities say the suspects made off with thousands of cases of beer and wine before they were caught.
    • Just fill in the voting form and you'll be automatically entered into a draw to win one of 20 cases of luxury wines.
    • Shane showed us inside of the big barn, a glut of huge machines, cases, and containers.
    • I put the camera into the case and stubbed the cigarette, which was, by then, my fifth.
    • My friend James got a good deal on a couple of cases of wine but the only room he had for storage was in his loft.
    • It is posited that the case contains 12 bottles because that is as many as a man can comfortably carry.
    • Some sent cash enclosed in unsigned birthday cards, while another showed his thanks via a couple of cases of wine.
    • Prizes were given to lucky winners and those ordering cases of wine.
    • The reliability of waterproof cases could be greatly improved if more manufacturers incorporated two independent seals.
    • Beer and milk may be sold in crates but, contrary to popular usage, wine is sold in cases.
    • The case contains a single liner card without a spine to enable identification when shelved.
    • A case of beer, a case of wine, and six bottles of Wild Turkey were disposed of in merciless fashion.
    • Many English longcase clocks had cases designed in the style of the period in which they were made.
    • Loyal customers deserve a change from the usual cases of wine and gift vouchers.
    • Identify the wines you like and ask your local wine shop what price a case of 12 bottles would be.
    • It comes with a protective carrying case and software.
    • They reminded me of those toys they used to sell in protective plastic cases.
    • Antique tools displayed in cases designed by Roger are found in their home in La Jolla.
    • Whereas I know people who can drink cases of beer and it doesn't affect them; I don't know how they do it.
    • With it comes a case of wine that steers the taster through a range of styles and regions.
    • She sat down and extracted a silver cigarette case from a small handbag hidden amongst the folds of her enormous dress.
    • Irish wine consumers now buy over five million cases of wine a year.
    • But police and customs officers later seized cases of lager and wine that had been illegally imported.
    • For example, the top thirty chateaux in Bordeaux only produce half a million cases of wine in any one year.
    • Among the sofas I encounter a perspex case containing a sleek-looking chair.
    • This rod comes in a cloth bag and a heavy duty protective case which can be taken on your airline as hand luggage.
    • A fireproof case which had contained the masterpiece was open to the public but without the painting.
    • Glasses should be stored in individual cases or sleeves to protect them from damage.
    • They never stay in their cases or wrapping resulting in soap suds and gunk everywhere.
    • She was now sporting a pair of dark sunglasses and taking a cigarette out of a silver case.
    • My treasures are stored on a magnetic disk for the most part, and on silver disks in CD-ROM cases.
    • They produce a miniscule two and a half, to three thousand cases of wine a year.
    • Some 500,000 nine-litre cases are sold annually, making it second only to Glenfiddich.
    • Like the miniature, they were mounted under glass with a gilded surround in a handsome and ornate protective case.
    • In fact, they pour so many free samples that they end up giving away 35,000 cases of wine a year.
    • Joey held the map in one hand and had his violin case gripped firmly in the other.
    • At Tesco in Oldham, she was sold a case of 12 bottles of Stella lager.
    • The best advice is to taste a wine by buying a single bottle before you commit to several bottles or a case.
    • You get five discs and each comes in its own case with nice looking sleeves.
    • Prices take a leap in the case of unadorned, silver cases by the legendary Faberge.

    caja de 12 botellas

  • 2

    (hard container)
    (for small objects) estuche feminine
    (for large objects) caja feminine
    (soft container) funda feminine
  • 3

    (soft container)
    funda feminine
  • 4British

    maleta feminine
    petaca feminine Mexico
    valija feminine River Plate
  • 5attaché case

    maletín masculine

transitive verb


  • 1

    to case the joint reconocer el terreno antes de cometer un delito