Translation of day in Spanish:

day

día, n.

Pronunciation: /deɪ//deɪ/

noun

  • 1

    (unit of time)
    día masculine
    I saw her two days ago la vi hace dos días
    • take the pills twice a day tómese las pastillas dos veces al día
    • a three-day-old chick un pollito de tres días
    • three days out of port a tres días del puerto
    • he's arriving in two days / in two days' time llega dentro de dos días
    • he's forty if he's a day tiene cuarenta años como poco
    • a nine days' wonder
    • the case was a nine days' wonder el interés en el caso duró lo que un suspiro
    • from day one desde el primer momento
    • The appeals process took a total of seven years, one month, and fifteen days.
    • Migraines tend to occur at intervals; there may be days, weeks or months between attacks.
    • She had been back for a total of two months and five days and already she was a target.
    • Why should people have to suffer their last days, months or even years on Earth in pain and misery?
    • Earlier this month he spent ten days in the city which will host this year's Olympics in August.
    • We then compared the total numbers of patients on each day of each lunar month.
    • Seeing that tomorrow is the first day of another month I must make some real resolutions for February.
    • Each post carries a salary of £7,931 a year for a commitment of two days a month.
    • It will take the next few days, months and years for the families to try to recover from this.
    • She received physiotherapy treatments for her back five days a week for a three month period.
    • Their spouses always complain about not seeing them for days, months or even years.
    • His last visitors had been more than a month ago, thirty-two days to be precise.
    • They can last for days, weeks or months and vary from mild to severe.
    • There is a consensus now among the war planners that the war may take months, not days or weeks.
    • There ought to be twenty-nine days in every month, not just leap year Februaries.
    • He was jailed for six months and 14 days and banned from driving for two years.
    • The years, months, days, hours drift by, and you can hear it getting louder.
    • The workshops will run for one and a half hours five days a week for one month at a time.
    • I love him dearly but could never contemplate having to live with him twenty four hours a day seven days a week every day of the year.
    • The decisions made in the first minutes, days and months will shape it for years to come.
    • By day I was glued to my walkman, walking round in a daze listening to the show.
    • Alphaeus had now fully risen, and was lighting the cloudless day with ease.
    • This is the first day with light winds which would mean a longer roll out on the cart.
    • Some days, it's hard to even raise my head from under the duvet as I lie in my favourite foetal position, warm and safe.
    • By day, it would reveal a planet as awesomely beautiful and abundant in natural wealth as ever.
    • Fires should not be lit on a windy day because wind-driven sparks and hot ash can start blazes elsewhere.
    • By day, it's a video gallery, with tall white walls, a huge dome and a giant blue ball.
    • By day we chase the enemy back four trenches; by night they send us down to the sea.
    • Now she works at an administrative job by day but is a filmmaker at night and on the weekends.
    • Then, he headed for Egypt and saw the whole country in two weeks, travelling by night, exploring by day.
    • By day he works as the personal assistant for the boss of a haulage firm.
    • Even the diffused light of a cloudy day provides enough energy to produce a current.
    • Moths bob around in balls of phosphorescent light, and the day's heat emanates from the ground.
    • By day the sunshine and palm trees can make it seem like paradise, a true City of Angels.
  • 2

    (daylight hours)
    día masculine
    the longest day of the year el día más largo del año
    • all day todo el día
    • come on, we haven't got all day! ¡vamos! ¡que no tenemos todo el día!
    • we traveled by day/ during the day viajamos durante el / de día
    • we went to the beach for the day fuimos a pasar el día a la playa
    • day and night día y noche
  • 3

    • 3.1(make memorable, spend whole day, point in time)

      día masculine
      what day is (it) today? ¿qué día es hoy?
      • every day todos los días
      • every other day un día sí y un día no
      • (on) the day they left el día que se fueron
      • the day before el día anterior
      • (on) the following day al día siguiente
      • the day before yesterday anteayer
      • the day after tomorrow pasado mañana
      • the other day el otro día
      • with each day that passes cada día que pasa
      • day after day día tras día
      • day by day día a día
      • day in, day out todos los días
      • I listen to the same complaints day in, day out escucho las mismas quejas todos los santos días
      • from day to day de día en día
      • from one day to the next de un día para (el) otro
      • from that day on(ward) desde aquel día
      • from this day on(ward) de hoy / de ahora en adelante
      • from that day forth desde aquel día
      • it's 12 years to the day since we met hoy hace exactamente 12 años que nos conocimos
      • to this day, he can't forgive her hasta el día de hoy, no se lo perdona
      • it's not my/his day no es mi/su día
      • it's (just) been one of those days ha sido un día de aquí te espero
      • that'll be the day cuando las ranas críen cola
      • did you have a good/bad day? ¿te fue bien/mal hoy?
      • have a good / nice day! ¡que le vaya bien!
      • on a good day we can cover 20 miles cuando todo va bien podemos llegar a hacer 20 millas
      • what a day! ¡vaya día!
      • as naked as the day he/she was born como Dios lo/la trajo al mundo
      • at the end of the day (finally) al fin y al cabo
      • to call it a day
      • it was getting dark, so we decided to call it a day estaba oscureciendo, así que decidimos dejarlo para otro día (/ hasta el día siguiente etc. )
      • I clearly wasn't getting anywhere, so I called it a day and left obviamente no estaba logrando nada, así que abandoné y me fui
      • to make a day of it quedarse todo el día
      • they have decided to make a day of it, and travel first class han decidido que un día es un día y viajarán en primera
      • to make sb's day alegrarle la vida a algn
      • to save for a rainy day ahorrar para cuando lleguen las vacas flacas
      • another day, another dollar la vida sigue su curso
      • The festival provides an opportunity for people to connect with important science of the day.
      • These are large meetings convened by the Council to focus on some strategic concerns of the day.
      • They feature a wide diversity of opinion concerning the war and other social and political issues of the day.

    • 3.2(specified day, date)

      día masculine
      it's rent day es el día del alquiler
      • it's her day for going to the bank hoy le toca ir al banco
      • Day of Judgment día del Juicio Final
      • day of reckoning día del Juicio Final
      • their father will be back next Tuesday; that'll be the day of reckoning su padre llega el martes, entonces será el ajuste de cuentas

    • 3.3(working day)

      jornada feminine
      día masculine
      we work an 8-hour day nuestra jornada laboral es de ocho horas
      • she is paid by the day le pagan por día(s)
      • to take a day off (from) work tomarse un día libre
      • I'm based in Naas but travel throughout the day in my job so have to move around a lot.
      • A night out was just the tonic I needed after three whole days of hard work.
      • With the glass empty, Australians will hand over power to ensure a beer after a hard day's work.
      • By the end of the first day all my hard work was repaid in smiles, memories and new friends.
      • Besides the regulars, there are some who come here to relax especially after a hard day.
      • The workers' last paycheck only paid them through noon of their final day on the job.
      • We had also put in some hard days in training and in planning for the game.
      • The captain has had a hard day with no break and is ready to eat and relax a little.
      • He denied he had been nervous and said it had just been a hard day.
      • They have to be content with a few hundred rupees after a hard day's labour at sea.
      • We have had two hard days on the water and I have come nearly to the limit of my endurance.
      • Doesn't every footballer need to slip into something more comfortable after a hard day on the pitch?
      • After a hard day at the office they couldn't possibly be expected to cook for themselves, could they?
      • While it might be dark before we get home from work now, at least there'll be light to start the day.
      • Working eight-hour days, it has been hard for the cast to stay focused and nerves do occasionally fray.
      • The warm water is lovely and relaxing - and guaranteed to remove the stresses and strains of a hard day.
      • Down on the farm my job for the day is to feed the pot-bellied pigs.
      • It is an excellent way to spend a chilly evening and a great way to wind down after a hard day.
      • His pride got the better of him and he agreed - on condition that she did his job for a day.
      • My last day in this job is rapidly approaching and I think I have the perfect itinerary planned.

  • 4

    (indefinite time)
    any day (now) cualquier día de estos
    • it's not every day you get an opportunity like this una oportunidad así no se te presenta todos los días
    • one day un día
    • one day we'll be famous un / algún día seremos famosos
    • one of these days un día de estos
    • some day algún día
    • the day will come when I'll be vindicated llegará el día en el que se me haga justicia
    • any day (of the week)
    • caviar? I'd rather have a hamburger any day ¿caviar? prefiero mil veces una hamburguesa
    • he's the better player any day of the week es con mucho el mejor jugador
  • 5

    • 5.1(period of time)

      día masculine
      up to the present day hasta el día de hoy
      • the happiest days of her life los días más felices de su vida
      • in days gone by antaño
      • in days to come en el futuro
      • in days of old antaño
      • in olden days antaño
      • in the old days antiguamente
      • the good old days los viejos tiempos
      • in the days of King Henry en la época del rey Enrique
      • in King Henry's day en la época del rey Enrique
      • in this day and age hoy (en) día
      • in those days en aquellos tiempos
      • these days hoy (en) día
      • those were the days! ¡qué tiempos aquellos!
      • my dancing/singing days are over mis días de bailarín/cantante han quedado atrás
      • it's early days yet aún es pronto
      • to have seen / known better days haber visto tiempos mejores
      • Most of the time, he did not have the time or energy to think of days gone by.
      • The staff have a thousand stories of golf stars who have stayed at the hotel in days gone by.
      • Horses should not be just something from days gone by, but part of the future.
      • In the early days of Pete's career he dabbled with the idea of becoming a keyboard player.
      • It's not far from here down to the Thames, and the river was even closer in days gone by.
      • Far more widespread is the network of close friendships, often going back to university days or previous jobs.
      • He was happy to meet the old men of the village and talk of the days gone by.
      • In days gone by, traffic wardens were known as the extra police force, for parking and traffic control.
      • I remember in my childhood days when people believed in a multitude of signs or omens.
      • In days gone by it was a refreshing experience eating at someone else's house.
      • People dressed up in period costume to re-enact days gone by.
      • I believe similar blood flows in the veins of men and women such as flowed in the veins of the martyrs in days gone by.
      • Her days as a single mother living on income support must now seem like a distant memory.
      • It remained an inside joke, loved only by aging graduates who were reminded of their student days.
      • She had many stories and recollections from days gone by.
      • The supposed twilight days of his career provided him with countless afternoons in the sun.
      • It is an ancient village, a very important village in days gone by.
      • It was really fun hearing about his acting days at grammar school, and hearing about teachers.
      • The old forge, which was very much part of rural Ireland in days gone by, is also worth viewing.
      • Staging of dramas during his school and college days helped him in facing the camera.
      • There are the usual family shots, newspaper clippings, and other photos of days gone by.
      • He was a pleasant man who tended to tell horrible jokes and reminisce too much about days gone by.
      • On a normal week day I had around 40 houses to deliver to and in those days a single daily paper was pretty slim.
      • As we think back to days gone by, we tend to focus on certain sounds, smells or tastes.
      • In days gone by, you tended not to travel as far or as much as you do today.
      • With encouragement from my father, he'd spent much of his schoolboy days training at a local gym.
      • It would be a fine thing to have food prepared as it was for festive occasions in days gone by.
      • In days gone by we were able to explain wars in simple terms of good and evil.
      • The island's only stately home is a testament to the grandeur of days gone by.

    • 5.2(current period)

      the day el día
      • the burning issues of the day los temas candentes del día

    • 5.3(period of youth, success)

      día masculine
      she was a beauty in her day en su día / en sus tiempos fue una belleza
      • your day will come ya te llegará el día
      • he was the leading politician of his day en su día fue el político de mayor influencia
      • to have had one's day
      • the steam engine has had its day la locomotora a vapor ha pasado a la historia
      • Although he has since been mostly forgotten, South was a very prominent astronomer in his day.
      • I’ve done a lot of different workouts in my day.

    • 5.4(lifetime)

      (masculine plural) días
      she ended her days in a seaside boarding house acabó sus días en una pensión de la costa
      • my/his days are numbered tengo/tiene los días contados

  • 6

    (contest)
    the day is lost todo está perdido
    • to carry / win the day prevalecer
    • the moderates won the day prevalecieron los moderados
    • to save the day
    • her quick thinking saved the day su rapidez mental nos (/ los etc. ) sacó del apuro
  • 7

    to work days trabajar durante el día
    • I'm often out days suelo estar fuera durante el día