Translation of motto in Spanish:


lema, n.

Pronunciation: /ˈmɒtəʊ//ˈmɑdoʊ/


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    (of family, organization, school)
    lema masculine
    divisa feminine
    live for the moment, that's my motto vive el momento, ese es mi lema
    • With mottos like ‘Another World is Possible’, people from every continent are finding ways to exchange experiences and ideas on how the state of the world can be improved.
    • Another of Mr Carless's mottos was ‘work hard, play hard’ - and his son remembers him doing plenty of both.
    • I think America should adopt the motto of one of my heroes, General Vinegar Joe Stillwell.
    • This accounts for another of his framed mottos: ‘Plan it right and make it happen.’
    • That was the motto adopted for the celebrations of the century.
    • I don't think many people beyond the soldiers serving in those regiments would be able to tell you their regimental mottoes, so they are not distinctively military in use.
    • Mark and I have also developed many skills over the years so make do and mend is a bit of a family motto.
    • One of the camp mottoes is ‘conflict is inevitable, violence is not.’
    • Last week that phrase had become the defining motto and operating credo for the military and foreign policy of the Bush administration.
    • Most crest mottos consist of an inspiring phrase written in Latin.
    • According to Charlie Croft, one of the mottoes of the new partnership, which held its first meeting earlier this month, is: ‘Comfortable is not enough.’
    • Assuming that to be the case, all connected with the sport will hope the Baxter family motto proves accurate.
    • I can see why Mr Cruickshank, in his speech, forwent those inspirational Latin mottos, per ardua ad astra, fides et robur etc. and decided, instead, to be controversial.
    • His views did not win general support, even within the association, which, however, later adopted the phrase as a motto.
    • In a previous incarnation he was, for nine years, a finance company manager and learned all the mottos, moves and role-playing games.
    • Above a door he spots a shield with the Montgomerie family motto - ‘Guard Yourself Well’.
    • One of her mottoes was, never lose your sense of humor.
    • His family motto epitomises the Giffards' traditional love of hunting.
    • ‘Where Litter Lies Beauty Dies’ and ‘Together We Can Make It Happen’ are two common mottos adopted by Clonaslee Tidy Towns committee and they hope all locals will join in the campaign to beat litter.
    • But logic requires that he extend the idea of a motto beyond the schools and into other public institutions.
    • If they were ever to go in for mottos, though, theirs would probably be something like: ‘Think local, act global.’
  • 2British

    (in cracker)
    (wise sentence) máxima feminine
    (riddle) adivinanza feminine
    (joke) chiste masculine