Translation of jump in Spanish:


saltar, v.

Pronunciation /dʒʌmp//dʒəmp/

intransitive verb

  • 1

    • 1.1(leap)

      he jumped from the second floor saltó del / desde el segundo piso
      • she jumped across the ditch cruzó la zanja de un salto
      • he managed to jump back just in time logró echarse atrás de un salto justo a tiempo
      • the water is lovely, jump in el agua está deliciosa, tírate
      • the horse jumped over the gate el caballo saltó la verja
      • the children were jumping up and down on the bed los niños saltaban / brincaban sobre la cama
      • to jump for joy dar saltos / saltar / brincar de alegría
      • did he jump or was he pushed? ¿renunció o lo renunciaron?
      • we don't know which way they're going to jump no se sabe para qué lado van a agarrar
      • She nodded her head as one of their cats jumped into her lap and she started to stroke it.
      • Despite jumping about 12 feet to the ground, Lee Hammond, 18, suffered only mild effects of smoke inhalation and declined to be taken to hospital.
      • It was a brave decision because he had to jump about 15 feet down into the river in the dark.
      • In a daring escape, a kidnapped Malaysian man jumped four stories from a building yesterday and then took a taxi to the police station to get help from authorities.
      • Mrs Walls managed to escape the fire by jumping out of an upper window at the front of the two-storey house.
      • All the kids started jumping up and down and cheering and waving.
      • I don't think it was a foul because I just jumped up with him and he fell over.
      • She purred, rubbing her head on Holly's leg as she passed, and jumped up onto the table.
      • As soon as we got there we quickly jumped into the pool and immediately started tossing a beach ball back and forth.
      • Getting off was tricky because the steps they brought did not quite reach the doors so we had to jump about two foot from the plane onto the top step.
      • Since the other boys are doubtful, Finn takes off his clothes, climbs the tree and gleefully jumps off one of its branches, landing in the river below.
      • Yet relative to body size, fleas jump 150 times their height - the equivalent of a human jumping about 1,000 feet.
      • I enjoyed the attitude of their lead singer, who walked on stage with a cigarette in one hand, a beer in the other, then later on proceeded to jump over the sound barrier to join the crowd.
      • Suddenly a young man jumped on to the podium and started playing his guitar and singing.
      • All four crewmen jumped overboard with life preservers.
      • When I woke up the dog was barking and jumping up and down in front of the window.
      • But he soon found himself soaked with icy water, after jumping over a fifteen foot wall to reach the narrow riverbank.
      • The burglar then jumped 30 feet to freedom out of a window.
      • There was a general melee in which some of the men jumped over barriers in an attempt to escape and eventually the four were arrested.
      • The student jumped in to save him and managed to reach the man, dragging him to muddy ground.

    • 1.2(move quickly)

      he jumped up from his seat se levantó (del asiento) de un salto
      • I jumped out of bed me levanté (de la cama) de un salto
      • I'm not going to jump into bed with the first guy I meet no me voy a acostar con el primer tipo que conozca
      • jump in, I'll give you a lift súbete que te llevo
      • I'll jump off here me bajo aquí
      • to jump at sth
      • to jump on sb/sth abalanzarse sobre algn/algo
      • she jumped at the offer aceptó la oferta al vuelo
      • they'll jump at the chance no van a dejar pasar la oportunidad
      • her critics jumped on this remark sus críticos se cebaron en esta afirmación
      • to jump to one's feet ponerse de pie
      • to jump to attention ponerse firme
      • jump to it! ¡hazlo inmediatamente!

  • 2

    • 2.1(change, skip)

      to jump from one subject to another saltar / pasar de un tema al otro
      • the action jumps forward la acción da un salto adelante en el tiempo
      • The storyline jumps forward and backward in time in non-linear fragments.
      • Andrew Drury put in a near perfect performance that enabled him to jump a grade by skipping the yellow belt all together and moving up to orange belt.
      • Owen scowled, annoyed the subject had jumped from cute girls to school in a matter of seconds.
      • The film jumps back and forth between his rise to power and the trial that led to his 25-year sentence.
      • Chuck was happy that his daughter was smart enough to jump a grade, but at the same time, it disturbed him. She was growing up so fast.
      • But with tears streaming down my face it was easy to jump the dozen places to the front of the taxi queue.
      • He jumps from subject to subject with practically no transitions.
      • The book jumps frequently across the 20th century, not always coherently; useful details are dropped in odd locations.
      • From there the scenes jump between the guys in a beach house in Alexandria and their female counterparts back in Cairo.
      • After a quick introduction the film jumps back twenty years to show us how these two ended up in the ring together.
      • While the script jumps forward and backwards in time, Rose leaves more unexplained than he should.
      • With all my revisions I'm concerned that the scenes jump from person to person far too often.
      • Movements are quick, speech is fast and thoughts jump from idea to idea.
      • Now Hooke was never a person who did one thing at a time, indeed he seemed at his best when his mind was jumping from one idea to another.
      • The letters that are interspersed throughout the book seem to be in order but the rest of the book jumps back and forth seemingly as he thinks of things to write about.
      • The two dropped the subject and quickly jumped to other things.
      • He jumped from one subject to another with out explaining himself but he was perfectly clear… eventually.
      • The book jumps from story to story, with some anecdotes feeling over-explained and others seemingly incomplete.
      • Vivian jumped from subject to subject without pause, as if breathing were merely a happy suggestion.
      • Closer takes place over the course of four years but often jumps ahead a few months or a year at a time, concentrating on periods of crisis in the relationships portrayed.
      • He was talking really fast, jumping from one subject to the next, probably hoping that he would not have to listen to what I had to say.
      • The varying heights of the artwork will only serve to add confusion and your gaze will jump from piece to piece.
      • The scenes cut between the characters and jump backwards and forwards in time.

    • 2.2(increase, advance suddenly)

      subir de un golpe
      he/it jumped to the top of the charts saltó a los primeros lugares de las listas
      • We'll start in Las Vegas, where housing prices jumped more than 50 percent last year alone.
      • A dozen eggs used to cost Rp 6,200, now the price has jumped to Rp 7,000.
      • China's coal prices have jumped more than 40 per cent over the past year.
      • China's property prices jumped 11 percent in the first five months of the year as the economy expands.
      • In the health authority area of Greenwich, Bexley and Bromley, the same figure jumped from 19 to 27 over the same period.
      • The index jumped 3.1 percent on Tuesday, one day after the election.
      • The price of gold jumped $7 an ounce in a single trading session.
      • If his predictions are correct, he believes turnover at the centre will jump from £16 million in the first year to £200 million in year five.
      • As a result, inventories will be tight this winter and there is every likelihood that prices will jump as much as 30%.
      • Immediately after the storm, gas prices jumped as much as 50 cents per gallon in some areas.
      • On Monday, European oil stocks performed well as the price of oil jumped to its highest level in three months.
      • Net profit jumped by 53 per cent while operating profit is up 25.43 per cent.
      • Tyre production in May this year increased by 10 per cent as against the same month last year, with exports jumping by 62 per cent.
      • In 1996 10,000 houses were built in rural areas, but the figure had jumped to 18,000 by 1999.
      • In 2004 that figure has jumped to over 800 a month, yet the scheme is still threatened with closure.
      • The price of oil jumped again yesterday, but was still trading just off its all-time high of $44.77 reached last Friday.
      • The earnings of gold-mining companies should jump if the price of gold rises.
      • Fuel prices in Perth are also on the rise, with the average unleaded price jumping from 84.7 cents a litre on Monday to 92.4 cents yesterday.
      • Over the past 18 months, the total number of jobs at the business and technology park jumped from 150 to 400.
      • The price of oil jumped higher yesterday amid increased tension in the Middle East - giving rise to fears of higher prices at the pumps.

  • 3

    • 3.1(jerk)

      • Suddenly, the kitchen door burst open, and all four of us jumped.
      • But her eyes had hardly adapted to the darkness when a new shock made her jump.
      • He jumps, surprised, and the loud clatter of silverware resonates from our corner of the reception hall.
      • The man, surprised by this sudden movement jumped, and screamed.
      • She jumped in shock, apparently not knowing that I had come in.
      • Whenever something fell or moved, she'd jump in surprise.
      • Harriet Feinglass jumps every time the phone rings.
      • Suddenly there was a knock at the door making us both jump.
      • Lightning cracked and the lights flickered, making both girls jump.
      • Instead, we slowly creep along, jumping each time a twig cracks beneath us.
      • She glanced up and then jumped, truly surprised to see him.
      • Suddenly, Samantha's cell phone rang, causing her to jump in surprise.
      • He gently touches her shoulder, and she jumps in surprise.
      • I jumped, startled by the sound of someone banging on the door.
      • Just then, her intercom beeped, making her jump.
      • The sudden voice made her jump and she turned round to see who it was.
      • We all jumped, surprised that she was even paying attention.
      • A knock at the door made me jump.
      • There was a moment of awkward silence until a phone ringing made them all jump, then they laughed, embarrassed that they were so easily startled.
      • As I am leaving, he follows me silently down the stairs and jumps slightly when I turn around.

    • 3.2(in alarm)

      you made me jump! ¡qué susto me diste!

  • 4informal

    (be lively)
    the party's really jumping la fiesta está muy movida informal
    • It's bustling enough by day, but by night the joint is jumping.
    • The place is always jumping and the energy is vibrant.
    • But the joint was jumping, a number of people were already there and more were expected.
    • The place was jumping and there was a smell of paraffin.
    • In town ‘no vacancy’ signs proliferate and the town is jumping for the Easter weekend.
    • While the place was jumping and filled with appreciative listeners, the rest of the pub, with its sad Sky TV and pool table, was an echoing canyon.
    • Well get down to the Dooney some night this week, because the place is literally jumping with the best music and craic around.
    • New York was lively and jumping and it was great to not have to go near my car for four days.
    • It's nine o'clock on a beautiful Friday evening in Leith, but the joint isn't jumping.
    • The annual regatta fortnight is held over the final week of July and first week of August, a time when the place is jumping with visitors and locals alike.
    • Went to Hurricane for a Christmas Party & the place was jumping!
    • Old favourites such as Give It Away got the standing area jumping, making getting close to the band a dangerous, though worthwhile, experience.
    • The place was jumping, yes a little bit over crowded, and slightly pretentious, but that just added to the atmosphere.
    • On Saturday evening, this place was jumping!
    • I turned around when the big anthemic tunes came on and it was nothing short of an incredible sight to see the whole place jumping.
    • I had an email earlier today from my friend Mariella in Auckland, who says that the place is jumping with the extra people come into town for the Big Day Out.
    • The town was jumping, as it usually was in the summer, and I wanted so badly to be out in it, living it up.
    • Barry's will be jumping this St Patrick's Weekend with the best entertainment around.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (leap over)
    (stream/hurdle) saltar
    (stream/hurdle) brincar Mexico
    Games (piece/counter) comerse
    to jump rope saltar al cordel Chile
  • 2

    (cause to leap)
    hacer saltar
    he jumps an Arab horse salta con un caballo árabe
  • 3

    (spring out of)
    (rails/tracks) salirse de
  • 4

    they jumped a whole paragraph se saltaron todo un párrafo
    • to jump the lights pasarse el alto
    • to jump the line / queue colarse
  • 5informal

    (run away)
    to jump bail huir estando en libertad bajo fianza
    • to jump ship desertar
  • 6informal

    (ambush, attack)
  • 7

    agarrar informal
    coger Spain
  • 8

    (without paying fare)
    he jumped the train se subió al tren sin pagar


  • 1

    salto masculine
    it's a big jump from that window es un buen salto el que hay que dar desde esa ventana
    • she gave a little jump for joy dio un saltito de alegría
    • I sat up with a jump me incorporé sobresaltado
    • go (and) take a running jump! ¡vete a freír espárragos!
    • to be/stay one jump ahead
    • this way, you'll be one jump ahead of the competition de esta manera le llevarás la delantera a la competencia
    • she was always one jump ahead of her classmates siempre estaba adelantada con respecto de sus compañeros
    • she tried to stay one jump ahead of her pupils trataba de mantenerse un paso adelante de sus alumnos
  • 2

    valla feminine
    obstáculo masculine
  • 3

    (sudden transition)
    salto masculine
  • 4

    (increase, advance)
    aumento masculine