Translation of finger in Spanish:


dedo, n.

Pronunciation /ˈfɪŋɡər//ˈfɪŋɡə/


  • 1

    (of hand)
    dedo masculine
    first / index finger (dedo) índice masculine
    • middle finger dedo medio / del corazón
    • third / ring finger (dedo) anular
    • little / fourth finger (dedo) meñique
    • you can count on the fingers of one hand the number of times ... se pueden contar con los dedos de una mano las veces ...
    • not to lift / raise a finger no mover un dedo
    • she never raised a finger to help no movió ni un dedo para ayudar
    • to be all fingers and thumbs ser torpe
    • I'm all fingers and thumbs today! ¡hoy estoy tan torpe!
    • to burn one's fingers / get one's fingers burned pillarse los dedos
    • to cross one's fingers
    • I'll keep my fingers crossed for you ojalá (que) tengas suerte
    • keep your fingers crossed for me! ¡reza por mí!
    • well, here goes: fingers crossed! bueno, ahí va ¡a ver si hay suerte!
    • to give sb the finger hacerle un corte de mangas a algn hacer un gesto grosero levantando el dedo medio
    • to have a finger in every pie estar metido en todo
    • to have / keep one's finger on the pulse estar / mantenerse al día
    • to have sticky fingers tener la mano larga
    • to lay a finger on sb ponerle a algn la mano encima
    • if you so much as lay a finger on her ... si le llegas a poner la mano encima ...
    • to point the finger at sb culpar a algn
    • to pull / get one's finger out (d)espabilarse
    • it's about time he pulled his finger out ya es hora de que se (d)espabile
    • to put one's finger on sth
    • there's something about him, I can't quite put my finger on it tiene algo, no sabría decir concretamente qué es
    • you've put your finger on it has dado en el clavo
    • to put the finger on sb (inform on) delatar a algn
    • to put two fingers up at sb hacerle un corte de mangas a algn hacer un gesto grosero levantando los dedos índice y medio
    • to slip through sb's fingers escapársele a algn de las manos
    • he let it slip through his fingers dejó que se le escapara de las manos
    • to snap one's fingers tronar los dedos
    • she only has to snap her fingers and ... no tiene más que hacer así y ...
    • he snaps his fingers at convention pasa de las convenciones
    • to work one's fingers to the bone deslomarse trabajando
    • I've instantly singed the hair from the upper joints of my fingers through misjudgment of these little details.
    • The money was used to buy a pulse oximeter, a hand-held piece of equipment which is attached to an ear lobe or finger and checks lung function quickly and easily.
    • This painless device shines a reddish glowing light from a sensor attached to a finger or toe and determines how much oxygen is in the blood.
    • To illustrate the point, he tapped the left pectoral region of his chest with four fingers.
    • There was some movement in the hand especially the fingers, thumb and little finger.
    • As she approached I held up four fingers and raised my eyebrows questioningly.
    • As a young boy I had an accident that resulted in the loss of four fingers on my right hand and three on my left hand.
    • In this test, you bend your thumb across the palm of your hand and bend your fingers down over your thumb.
    • It is normal for children to suck their thumbs, their fingers or pacifiers.
    • Keep the ball in the inside of your hand, go through and squeeze the ball with your fingers from little finger through to the thumb and back.
    • The hands may be broad with short fingers; the little finger may only have one joint instead of two and be slightly curved.
    • Proceed with moving your ring finger and then your pinky finger toward your thumb.
    • Typically the joints of the fingers and toes are affected, although the back, knees and hips may be too.
    • The arthritis can affect any joints in the body, but generally it affects the most distant joints of the fingers and toes.
    • Looking back at Tim, he held out his left hand with four fingers up to indicate how many guards were there.
    • Common warts usually occur on your hands, fingers or near your fingernails.
    • Avoid positions that push your other fingers toward your little finger.
    • Call if your child has any injury that makes movement of his arms, legs, fingers, or toes difficult.
    • He presses his undamaged left hand with bent fingers and out-stretched thumb onto his chest in a gesture of adoration and self-dedication.
    • For one to two weeks after that, you'll be able to move the top two joints on your fingers, but your knuckles must remain still.
  • 2

    • 2.1(of glove)

      dedo masculine
      • In winter we wrap up in scarves and Steptoe-style gloves with the fingers cut out.
      • Sooner or later, I will have to buy some gloves and cut the fingers off so that I can keep typing.
      • Take the gloves, cut off the fingers and push the glove over your wrist and onto your arm.
      • She had black leather gloves on with the fingers cut off and black trousers.
      • She was wearing blue calf-length jeans with her stomach exposed and gloves with various coloured fingers.

    • 2.2informal (as measure)

      dedo masculine
      give me two fingers of Scotch sírveme dos dedos de whisky
      • I dropped ice into the largest glass I could find and poured out about eight fingers of the sweet liquid.
      • He leaned forward, carefully removed the ice from a glass set before him and them motioned to the waiter to pour in precisely three fingers of Pastis.
      • If you have 2 or more fingers of drink to allocate they can be distributed between more than one player.

    • 2.3(of land)

      lengua feminine
      • Large fingers of kelp sway and beckon us out to sea.
      • Individually moulded fingers of sushi rice seemed too formal, so I spread the rice in a thick layer over the banana leaf, and laid generous slices of tuna over it.
      • Serve with toasted fingers of ciabatta, but remember to bring it to room temperature before serving - fridge-cold pâté will not do.
      • Colonies of this bryozoan (Sea Chervil) look like wavy brown fingers of sponge.
      • Serve with fingers of toasted sour dough Poilâne bread and thin sticks of crisp vegetables.

    • 2.4Technology
      (pointer on scale)

      aguja feminine
      fiel masculine

    • 2.5Aviation

      finger masculine
      pasarela telescópica feminine

  • 3USslang

    soplón masculine informal
    soplona feminine informal

transitive verb

  • 1

    tentalear Mexico
  • 2

  • 3

    (piece/note) marcar la digitación de
  • 4slang

    (inform on)