Translation of gist in Spanish:


lo esencial, n.

Pronunciation /dʒɪst//dʒɪst/


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    lo esencial
    lo fundamental
    that was the gist of it eso fue fundamentalmente lo que se dijo (or se me explicó etc.)
    • just give me the gist of it cuéntamelo en líneas generales
    • to get the gist of sth captar / comprender lo esencial / lo fundamental de algo
    • the gist of what she was saying was … en esencia lo que estaba diciendo era que …
    • I did not catch the whole gist of his speech, but I assume that he is forcing us, or compelling us by vote, to sit on Fridays.
    • You really have to read the whole thing to get the gist of his message.
    • Peter spoke a few words with him, then told us the gist of the exchange.
    • The general gist of the plots are all protagonists love and lose out.
    • The gist of this whining is that there's something wrong with the voters.
    • That, of course, was the gist of the original sales pitch.
    • It seems he just cannot grasp the gist of the game.
    • Faint voices floated to him and he caught the general gist of the conversation.
    • Ring us and make some easy money, was the gist of the message.
    • There is more - much more - in a similar vein but you get the gist.
    • I didn't completely understand all they'd just said, but I thought I had the general gist of it.
    • The gist is that they feel the choice and range of goods has gone down and prices have gone up.
    • I can remember the general gist of them, but nothing specific.
    • The script was totally written, every line was there, but he just wanted us to get a general gist of the scene.
    • The gist of his presentation was how important a good education and critical thinking are.
    • In general, no one wrote anything that strongly contradicted the gist of the review.
    • The gist of everything is correct, but I just don't talk like that.
    • The minutiae of meetings remains private, but the general gist is that it was a problem and it has been addressed.
    • It was all in German though, so I couldn't give you the gist of it.
    • The student retains the information while he/she distills a main idea from the gist of the text.