Translation of inch in Spanish:


pulgada, n.

Pronunciation: /ɪn(t)ʃ//ɪn(t)ʃ/


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    (slowly, with great attention to detail)
    pulgada feminine
    two inches of rain/snow cuatro dedos de lluvia/nieve
    • his strength makes up for his lack of inches lo que no tiene en estatura lo compensa en fuerza
    • I need to lose a few inches around the waist tengo que adelgazar un poco de cintura
    • I was within an inch of getting that job estuve a un paso / en un tris de que me dieran el trabajo
    • I've searched every inch of the house he buscado hasta en el último rincón de la casa
    • inch by inch
    • the police searched the house inch by inch la policía registró la casa palmo a palmo
    • inch by inch the car slid into the river el coche se deslizó palmo a palmo en el río
    • he looked every inch the English aristocrat de pies a cabeza parecía el típico aristócrata inglés
    • she wouldn't budge / give an inch no cedió en lo más mínimo
    • give them an inch and they'll take a mile les das la mano y te toman el brazo
    • Are you sure you are measuring in inches and not centimeters?
    • I still talk about acres, yards, feet and inches; not forgetting gallons and pints and also hundredweights pounds and ounces.
    • Arriving there, Legrand noted one particular ledge about twelve inches wide and eighteen inches long, several feet below the top of the rock.
    • A meter is about three feet and three inches and a kilometer equals about six tenths of a mile.
    • She weighed 186 pounds and was five feet four inches tall.
    • We asked the surgeon, are you talking millimeters, centimeters, inches?
    • The units can be feet, inches or any other measurement, so long as it's consistent.
    • The size is due to a screen which measures a massive four inches diagonally.
    • Progress can be slow; you measure it in inches and feet, not miles or kilograms.
    • Then she took a tape measure from her pocket, took the measurement and said, ‘Eighteen feet, six inches,’ and walked away.
    • He was a rather small man and stood only a few inches above Mary, who one could measure at five feet and four inches.
    • There were two beds shoved in either corner of the room with about a foot to eighteen inches of room in between each one.
    • Together, the two measured 82 feet 5 inches in length and were launched vertically.
    • The square measured approximately two inches from side to side.
    • It was big, maybe eighteen inches from feet to head.
    • When you use this routine, set the input units to feet and inches.
    • The original instrument is a wooden tube (possibly of Yew wood), slightly tapered, and measuring six foot four inches in length.
    • The prints are available in various sizes from 8 by 10 inches to 44 inches by 10 feet.
    • The boys take out a measuring tape and measure her: she is four feet, 10 inches tall.
    • Each one had six feet by eighteen inches to call their own and the privacy was almost nil.

    2,54 centímetros

intransitive verb

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    moverse lentamente
    moverse paso a paso
    to inch forward avanzar lentamente / paso a paso
    • to inch out salir poco a poco

transitive verb

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    to inch one's way avanzar lentamente
    • we are inching our way toward a solution estamos avanzando lentamente hacia una solución