There are 2 main translations of firm in Spanish

: firm1firm2


firme, adj.

Pronunciation /fəːm//fərm/


  • 1

    • 1.1(secure)

      (hold/grasp) firme
      he has a firm handshake da la mano con fuerza
      • I then proceeded to let out a few feet of tape and make sure I had a firm grip on it.
      • After making sure you have a firm grip on the outward line, you should cut it as close to your body as possible.
      • A large hand caught her arm in a firm grip and steadied her, tugging so that she could sit up properly.
      • Coun Francis wished the clerk well and he praised him for putting the council on a firm financial footing.
      • This goes a huge way towards putting the project on a firm financial footing (no pun intended) and turning it into a reality.
      • When it was his time to take the oath, he signed the book, then went on to chat animatedly to the Speaker, who grasped his hand, held it in a firm grip, and shook it five times.
      • Katherine was again conscious of his strength through the firm grip he took of her hand.
      • He took my hand with a firm grip and, bringing his face right up close to mine, stared me straight in the eyes for several seconds, as though drinking in every detail of my face.
      • Our studies provide a firm foundation to investigate this intriguing notion.
      • For all their adventure, their successes this season have been built on firm foundations.
      • However, it had a firm foundation of trust on which to build, as recent surveys had shown that most people trusted their GP or nurse.
      • That is a firm foundation for taking a case before the court.
      • He kept a firm grip on her to make sure she was alright, but pulled something out of his pocket.
      • Goldberg is confident that the center is on firm financial footing as it prepares to celebrate the coming anniversary.
      • She danced next to him for a song; he kept a firm grip on her wrist to make sure she didn't slip away into the crowd.
      • Retain a firm grip on it when you power it up and you will get the hang of it after a few passes.
      • They can see the firm foundations being laid at Elland Road.
      • He started on the dishes again, making sure he kept a firm grip on every dish.
      • Hopefully they will continue to build on this firm foundation.
      • These results will provide students with a firm foundation to pursue further studies or to enter the world of work.

    • 1.2(not yielding)

      (muscles/surface) firme
      (mattress) duro
      (foundation) sólido
      a firm basis for negotiations una base sólida para las negociaciones
      • the going is firm el terreno está firme
      • White has shown his cards in the selection of a team and a bench that is tailored for a hard, firm ground and dry conditions.
      • A ball point pen and a firm writing surface should be used to assure clarity and legibility.
      • In section the tumour tissue was firm and the cut surface of the growth was evenly white and had small cysts in it.
      • The firm ground did not help as far as the size of the fields was concerned and the races contained fewer runners than we have come to expect at Punchestown.
      • Also, it is normal to feel the epididymis - a small, firm, tube-like structure at the back of the testicle.
      • The advocates of summer rugby will have loved it as the firm ground underfoot encouraged the two teams to play some terrific expansive rugby.
      • When you are cruising your local bazaar, make sure to only buy fruits that are bright red, shiny, and firm with no mould in sight.
      • It has some obvious advantages, apart from the pleasure of running around on firm ground under the summer sun.
      • ‘I stepped on what I thought was firm ground and I sank until my ankles,’ she said.
      • Obtain a stable chair with a firm seat cushion and back, and a footstool to elevate your leg
      • Then she jumped up and down upon the nice firm mattress like a trampoline.
      • Her right fist appeared to have connected with something distinctly firm and solid.
      • We've had four or five days of good weather so the ground is firm.
      • We'd really like separate paths for riders, with a firm all-weather surface, but that would be expensive.
      • I don't think the ground will make any difference to him, although he may not run if the ground comes up too firm.
      • Snow ramps led upwards through the maze of rocks, the surface surprisingly firm and consistent, allowing us to kick steps and chop holds with our axes.
      • They maintain the route would have to be repaired anyway, whether it were upgraded or not, and the ground is firm enough to withstand use by horses and cyclists.
      • Rob shivered a little, cold and uncomfortable lying on the firm, hard ground.

    • 1.3(not declining)

      (currency/market) firme
      (currency/market) fuerte
      the dollar remained firm against other currencies el dólar se mantuvo frente a otras monedas
      • That the share price has held firm indicates the market believes the company will get control of the group eventually, analysts say.
      • While many commodity markets have been very much on the firm side, the grain and oilseed complex have been weak.
      • Brokers said they expect share prices to stay firm next week, supported by the planned establishment of new investment trusts.
      • In the age of globalization, capital flows brought in by a firm currency can be more important than the increased trade afforded by a softer one.

  • 2

    • 2.1(steadfast)

      (friendship) sólido
      (support) firme
      she is firm in her convictions se mantiene firme en sus convicciones
      • he is firm favorite to win the race es el gran favorito de la carrera
      • to be firm on an issue mantenerse firme en una postura
      • It was there that he met Tom, now aged 18, and the two become firm friends.
      • To the contrary, be as firm with yourself as you would be with a subordinate who promised to do something by a certain time or date.
      • Ariane's eyes looked over to Frayne who had yet to speak, he stood firm with his arms crossed.
      • He saw through some lucrative deals for his players/clients, and became firm friends with many of them.
      • We, the lesser fry, may enjoy the luxury of shaking and red eyes but we expect the man at the top to be firm, unfaltering and resolute.
      • Enforce the rules fairly every time. Be gentle but firm with your child even when the child wants to break a rule.
      • Sometimes, you have to be firm with minions or they won't stop bugging you, he thought.
      • Not to say that there wasn't debate, but the conclusion was always the same: a firm resolution to do nothing.
      • Constance was a firm believer that things have a way of working themselves out.
      • You need to be firm with some consistent training to help gain the upper hand.
      • He kept on marching ahead with equipoise and firm determination.
      • Her voice sounded kind and caring, even though she sounded firm with Chad about Sean getting his rest.
      • It is important to be firm, resolute and committed to get through the first stage.
      • However, he did still have to be firm with the girl, otherwise she would transgress.
      • The two became firm friends and were close collaborators on medical topics for many years.
      • Having taken our decision, this country will now pursue our aims with firm resolve and with determination.
      • Had the government acted in time with a firm determination, the calamity would have been averted?
      • Kingston is a warm and encouraging older man, firm with the students but gentle and kind.
      • He was resolute, firm and unbending in his position toward Nazi Germany's aggression.
      • Raising her head high, Julia decides to toughen herself and be firm with Cassie.
      • The two became firm friends, with Zazu learning an impressive vocabulary during their time together.
      • During a break in proceedings, she told the Yorkshire Post how she came to be an adviser on the show and firm friends with its star.

    • 2.2(strict)

      that child needs a firm hand a ese niño le hace falta mano dura
      • to take a firm line / stand on sth ponerse firme sobre algo

  • 3

    (offer/date/contract) en firme
    • ‘At the moment we are going on as if it is still going ahead but we are planning to make a firm decision in June,’ she said.
    • Unfortunately, we can't offer a firm definition of what constitutes a high number of features.
    • As a minimum, we get a firm definition of the kind of equipment needed for the job and how long it will be needed for that job.
    • But transgression, by definition, requires a firm set of rules.
    • In addition to Trinity Academy, firm plans already exist for another seven academies across Yorkshire including two in Bradford.
    • The Crawford Court did not provide a firm definition of the meaning of testimonial.
    • So, actually I could almost prove that anyone that gives you a firm answer is by definition wrong.
    • Take our advice - just don't make any firm plans for June.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (muscles/stomach) endurecer

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (prices) recuperarse

There are 2 main translations of firm in Spanish

: firm1firm2


empresa, n.


  • 1

    (in business, etc)
    empresa feminine
    firma feminine
    compañía feminine
    a firm of architects un estudio de arquitectos
    • a law firm un estudio jurídico
    • She admits that it is easier for her to go into partnership with big firms now that she has established her reputation.
    • In many cases, students hired by public accounting firms come from families with a culture of business.
    • In the property manager's office, Paul and I met with the law firm's office manager and real estate agent.
    • Most of the larger retailers subcontract firms to do this.
    • The company is a full service law firm which acts primarily for business clients.
    • With ratios in some accountancy firms of one partner to 20 employees, trying to make the grade may seem like mission impossible.
    • I'm a junior partner at a law firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions.
    • There is often a cultural disconnect when big law firms meet small businesses.
    • Should partners in law and accounting firms be entitled to sue if they face age, race, or sex discrimination?
    • Now, the smaller firms are fighting back by picking up laid-off bankers from big firms or entering partnerships.
    • These would be analogous to the kind of contracts that venture-capital firms draw up for the management of young companies.
    • Also beleaguered are trucking companies, chemical concerns, and construction firms.
    • It is rare for a biotechnology firm to establish its business in a an existing property.
    • Union members are demanding shorter working hours and the government's retraction of its plan to privatize the public firms, which they fear will lead to massive layoffs.
    • Big law firms were the place to find the right lawyer, because big law firms were a one-stop shop.
    • Like your business, law firms are owned and operated by a set of partners.
    • All of the foreign companies are partnered with local Taiwanese firms.
    • The same costs potentially face publishing firms and broadcasting companies every time they decide to fight a complex libel case.
    • Lawyers sit on the boards of companies with which their firms do business.
    • But he doubts the law firm would reclassify those employees and take away their overtime pay.
  • 2Britishinformal

    (soccer supporters)
    hinchada feminine Latin America
    barra feminine Latin America