There are 3 main translations of file in Spanish

: file1file2file3

file1

carpeta, n.

Pronunciation: /fʌɪl//faɪl/

noun

  • 1

    (folder) carpeta feminine
    (box file) clasificador masculine
    (box file) archivador masculine
    (for card index) fichero masculine
    • The admiral pushed the file towards the edge of the desk.
    • The last drawer contained a stack full of files and papers.
    • Files and thus loose documents belonging to files were color coded so I knew which specific stack they were in or which folder they were filed into.
    • She found lots of files and other papers, but no keys.
    • Parker was kind of hidden behind the files when I entered her office.
    • Preparation of products using recycled items will be the prime focus and the items will include cardboard files, paper cups and bags.
    • You can hardly see him behind the files on his Commons desk.
    • And then, today, I came across two large box files stuffed with paper copies of the correspondence, all neatly filed in date order.
    • In Australia he worked for a time at the sprawling Department of Veterans, one of hundreds silently compiling files which lined acres of wall.
    • The man dropped the files, papers flying out of the folders and floating softly to the ground.
    • He took a handful of papers from the file he held, then placed the folder on Tanner's desk.
    • If they did not have the required number, they continued selecting files in reverse alphabetic order starting with the letter M.
    • I pulled out all his drawers, rummaged through his files and papers.
    • The remaining wall was home to a huge bookshelf, with files lining the top and bottom half.
    • He moved a pile of old work papers and case files from off the coffee table and placed his bowl of broth down.
    • As she started humming the tune and pulled out a stack of papers from the only file in her filing cabinet, the phone rang.
    • She handed him the file she had tucked behind her back.
    • Some held thin paper files and sniffed importantly.
    • His brief case contains many fat pink paper files.
    • Her face remained straight, with no emotion and she quickly grabbed her files and moved towards the door to follow the other doctor.
  • 2

    (collection of documents)
    archivo masculine
    (of a particular case) expediente masculine
    (of a particular case) dossier masculine
    he discovered that they were keeping a file on him descubrió que lo tenían fichado
    • to put sth on file archivar algo
    • the information is all on file toda la información está archivada
    • that file's been closed for years ese caso se cerró hace ya muchos años
    • The people likely to work in this kind of environment may not value keeping detailed files on who ordered what for the purpose of working out what they might need in six months.
    • The respondent received clients' files from two separate former lawyers and proceeded to work on the case.
    • Confidential files allegedly containing detailed information about his visit were found on a London Street.
    • Parents claim their children were put at risk when a model agency left behind hundreds of files containing photographs and personal details when it moved offices.
    • The ideal for any organisation is that their employees can access all company information, documents or files within seconds - no matter where they are in the world.
    • It is the start of a drive towards the collection in one file of all information on you in official data bases, and maybe a few commercial ones, too.
    • The work involves painstakingly searching through files and financial information looking for wrongdoing.
    • They found that nearly one-fifth of them still contained sensitive information such as company files and bank-account details.
    • By the time he emerges from school and the armed forces, the ordinary young adult cannot have escaped becoming the subject of at least a dozen personal information files.
    • If you are declined credit, the lender should provide the main reason for this - whether the decision was based upon a credit score, information held on a credit file or its own policy.
    • My information is that the files pertaining to this particular arrest were sitting on the desk of the DPP for some time previously.
    • The information revealed in the files was astonishing.
    • Being newly refurbished, the premises now houses files, books and information on every imaginable topic.
    • A number of stories, partly fuelled by the British government's refusal to release all the relevant files, have grown up around Hess and his mission.
    • A child or young person can ask to have access to the information in their file.
    • The information held in the files is extremely difficult and, in the majority of cases, impossible to reinstate.
  • 3

    Computing
    archivo masculine
    fichero masculine
    (before noun) de archivo
    (before noun) de fichero
    • Lastly there's a flaw related to the display of the names of downloaded files.
    • Search your computer's files, audio, video, images and emails, and even the Web.
    • Does the company have at least one back-up copy of all data and software files stored at a secure off-site storage location?
    • And they had to figure out what to name the file, before they could close down the computer and head out into the snow.
    • Users will also need special software to play the files on their desktop computers.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (sort)
    (papers/index cards/letters) archivar
    file this under "pending" archiva esto en "pendiente"
    • file these letters away archiva estas cartas
  • 2

    (submit)
    (application) presentar
    (tax return/complaint/charges) presentar
    to file a suit presentar / entablar una demanda
  • 3

    Journalism
    (story/copy) entregar

intransitive verb

  • 1

    Law
    to file for divorce/damages presentar una demanda de divorcio/por daños y perjuicios
  • 2

    (secretary/clerk) archivar

There are 3 main translations of file in Spanish

: file1file2file3

file2

fila, n.

Pronunciation: /fʌɪl//faɪl/

noun

  • 1

    (line)
    fila feminine
    in single / Indian file en fila india
    • He walked off to a corridor out of the landing bay with the lead general at his side and the other two in file behind them.
    • Aside from a few occasions, we rode in file, all strung out, from the start until Pradollano.
    • ‘There,’ she said softly, and a moment later, saw a dark file of flying shapes appear.
    • They line nine men up in a file, one behind the other.
    • It's all too clear: it's not the visionaries but rather the pragmatics that are standing in file.

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (walk in line)
    they filed out of/into the room salieron de/entraron en la habitación en fila
    • the crowd filed past the tomb la multitud desfiló ante la tumba

There are 3 main translations of file in Spanish

: file1file2file3

file3

lima, n.

Pronunciation: /fʌɪl//faɪl/

noun

  • 1

    (tool)
    lima feminine
    • The exception would be the use of a hacksaw with a fine toothed blade to cut it to length and a metal file to smooth out the roughness.
    • It would be impossible to etch checkering like this with a hand file because the area you'd want to checker is surrounded by stuff you just don't want to cut.
    • Maintain the existing angle on the blade, and sharpen with a smooth pass with the file.
    • Basic Fitting was a course designed to equip graduates with the skills required to use metals tools, drills, files and the like.
    • Fine-toothed files shaped tangs on both barrels, one stroke at a time.
    • Sandersons was situated on the Cutlery Road and was involved in the production of tools, saws, files etc.
    • The facility is filled with workbenches bearing tool boxes loaded with files, stones, scrapers and reamers.
    • Use a smooth file or sanding block to take off the sharp edge with a few shear strokes (down and along the edge simultaneously).
    • He would also have punches with which to make holes, shears for cutting sheet metal and files for smoothing the metal.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (bar/corner/metal) limar
    to file one's nails limarse las uñas

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (grind with file)
    he filed through the bars of his cell limó los barrotes de la celda