Translation of figure in Spanish:


cifra, n.

Pronunciation: /ˈfɪɡjər//ˈfɪɡə/


  • 1

    • 1.1(digit)

      cifra feminine
      guarismo masculine formal
      número masculine
      a three-figure number un número de tres cifras
      • add together this column of figures suma esta columna de números
      • inflation is now into double figures la inflación pasa del 10%
      • her salary is well into six figures gana bastante más de 100.000 (dólares)
      • Lucian drew a sideways figure 8 in the air beside Mark.
      • Millar is preparing for the opening time trial wearing a number that ends with a figure 1.

    • 1.2(amount, price)

      cifra feminine
      I had a rather higher figure in mind yo había pensado en una cifra / cantidad algo mayor
      • they were unable to put a figure on the number of wounded no pudieron dar el número exacto de heridos
      • I wouldn't like to put a figure on it no quisiera darle una cifra exacta
      • she's good at figures es buena para las matemáticas
      • recent figures show that … estadísticas / datos recientes muestran que …
      • In the 18 months since the meters were introduced, they had not even managed to bring in half of the break-even figure of about £4,500.
      • Within the letter, the figure of ‘$500,000 a year’ is noted repeatedly.
      • The gross for the final session was up 14.2% over last year's figure of $1,160,500.

  • 2

    • 2.1(person)

      figura feminine
      a public figure un personaje público
      • he's looking for a mother figure está buscando una figura materna
      • he's become a figure of fun se ha convertido en un hazmerreír
      • A dark figure emerged from one side of the street and another from the other side.
      • The streets were dark and all but deserted; we only saw two figures off in the distance in the dim streets.
      • She screamed even louder when the door suddenly opened and a dark figure suddenly appeared.
      • She squinted suddenly at what appeared to be two figures in the distance.
      • By the time the dust died down, they were but four figures on the distant horizon.
      • As Stefansson made his way across the ice and snow, he saw figures in the distance approaching him.
      • Through the blur of the falling rain, Tracy notices a hooded figure dressed in black.
      • I saw a figure in the distance walking with a pronounced limp.
      • The three survivors stood in silence as a lone figure appeared in the dark shadows of the doorway.
      • Bryony spotted the lone figure emerging from the water, the current lapping at his body.
      • Elizabeth looked up and past Jesse, seeing a tall dark figure appear from the elevator.
      • There was no one nearby but she saw figures running in the distance.
      • Derick looked up to see a shadowy, cloaked figure.
      • Mark's heart was pounding as a hooded figure appeared in front of him.
      • A shadowy, hooded figure emerged from the forest and approached me.
      • As she rode out of the woods she noticed a lone figure sitting on the white fence near the stable.
      • In an answer to her question, Rena saw a cloaked figure standing before her.
      • When I did awake I noticed a shadowy figure standing over me.
      • As Dan turned, the slim figure hurled him bodily against the far wall.
      • Occasionally, we spot a lone figure emerging on the horizon.

    • 2.2(human shape, outline)

      figura feminine
      he cuts an imposing figure tiene mucha presencia
      • she's a fine figure of a woman es una mujer de buena planta
      • For artists, the beauty and complexity of the human figure is the prime impetus for painting it.
      • Sally can offer advice on colours and what shapes suit your figure.
      • The pants really flattered her figure.
      • It's good mentally because you have to be alert the whole time and it's great physically because it really keeps your figure in trim.
      • The girls were fashionably attired but not overdressed, with attractive figures and lovely faces.
      • She will be proud to show her figure as she will pose in sexy lingerie of her choice.
      • Amy's figure was very slim, with long legs, arms, and a slender neck.
      • It may seem obvious, but when the human figure is portrayed in art, it is either clothed or naked.
      • At 82, he remains a tall, dashing figure and a serious charmer.
      • She looks ravishing, with an hourglass figure that is beyond comprehension.
      • She does not dress scantily when exercising, even though she has an attractive figure.
      • He couldn't sleep at night, only thinking of her slim and attractive figure with a good-natured mind.

    • 2.3(body shape)

      figura feminine
      tipo masculine
      she's got a very good figure tiene una figura estupenda / un tipo estupendo
      • they sell clothes for the fuller figure venden ropa en tallas grandes
      • to keep/lose/watch one's figure guardar/perder/cuidar la línea
      • she's lost her figure se le ha estropeado la figura

  • 3

    Music Art figura feminine
    Mathematics figura feminine
    (solid) cuerpo masculine
  • 4

    (diagram, illustration)
    figura feminine

intransitive verb

  • 1

    his name doesn't figure on this list su nombre no figura en esta lista
    • to figure prominently destacarse
    • this theme figures largely in her work este tema ocupa un lugar prominente en su obra
  • 2informal

    (make sense)
    it just doesn't figure no me lo explico
    • they're getting divorced — that figures! se van a divorciar — ¡no me extraña nada!

transitive verb

  • 1USinformal

    I figure it'll take us two hours me figuro que / digo yo / calculo que tardaremos dos horas
    • she figured it was her only chance calculó que era su única oportunidad