Translation of picture in Spanish:

picture

Pronunciation /ˈpɪk(t)ʃər//ˈpɪktʃə/

noun

  • 1

    • 1.1(representation, drawing, diagram)

      the book has no pictures el libro no tiene ilustraciones
      • to draw a picture of sth hacer un dibujo de algo
      • one picture is worth a thousand words una imagen vale más que mil palabras

    • 1.2

      (painting) cuadro masculine
      (painting) pintura feminine
      (print) cuadro masculine
      (print) lámina feminine
      (portrait) retrato masculine
      to paint a picture of sth/sb pintar algo/a algn
      • he wants to paint our picture nos quiere pintar / retratar
      • the book paints a gloomy picture of … el libro pinta un cuadro sombrío de …
      • picture framer enmarcadora
      • picture hook gancho para cuadros
      • picture library archivo de imágenes
      • If you buy the upgrade package the cartoonist will draw pictures of the characters in your book, talking about you.
      • ‘It's simple,’ he explains, going to the whiteboard and drawing pictures frantically.
      • Animation is the time-consuming art of drawing pictures in sequences, which, when viewed rapidly, simulate motion.
      • He told us that he loved hockey, baseball and drawing pictures.
      • He then moved to Nigeria, where he lived for nearly 25 years, working as a magistrate and a high court judge and painting pictures of people he met.
      • This won't do," the wife thought, and she went to town to have her picture painted.
      • There are pictures, drawings, and even boxes with additional information.
      • How could these critics of Raphael's unrealistic depictions of the world turn around and paint endless pictures of Ophelia?
      • More than a dozen original pictures (both drawings and paintings) of the dodo now exist.
      • His remarkable piano recitals and penchant for drawing detailed pictures are characteristic of someone with the condition.
      • The girl has to stay at home in front of the table every day, drawing pictures and dreaming of going to school with her peers.
      • You can ask the children to create a different ending to the story or draw different pictures to illustrate what they have read.
      • A table was provided with paper and writing materials, as well as marker pens for drawing pictures.
      • What about drawing pictures and leaving them in people's letterboxes?
      • Martin's pictures are mostly pen-and-ink drawings with occasional additions of watercolour.
      • We've probably seen a picture or a portrait of them, or some depiction, which passes for a portrait.
      • In fact, Goya was still painting pretty pictures of milkmaids and saucy profiles of his mistress.
      • Drawing pictures or making statuettes is also unique to us humans.
      • The various pictures, drawings and paintings had their captions in Irish.
      • Drawing pictures are top of her list of favourite things at school.
      • Starting at 9am, practise your drawing skills by painting Easter pictures to add to your Easter holiday memories.
      • Those who were gifted at drawing or painting might contribute a picture.
      • It was not unusual to be called out of the shop, and see a fair lady who wanted her picture painted.
      • The walls were filled with pictures of birds, drawings, art, and anime.
      • He writes and prints in periodicals verses, drawings and reproductions of pictures which he draws with a brush held in his mouth.
      • Less than 100 pages of text, pictures and figure drawings are divided into ten chapters of unequal length.

    • 1.3(photo)

      foto feminine
      to take a picture of sth/sb hacerle una foto a algo/algn Spain
      • we had our picture in the paper nuestra foto salió en el periódico
      • Press photographers were there to take pictures.
      • Cars are routinely checked, cameras take pictures of licence plates and details of the ownership of a vehicle are matched with the driver.
      • Today, most people ask portrait photographers to take pictures of them and their families.
      • This camera was controlled by children via the Internet to take pictures of space which were then downloaded into the classroom.
      • Those days, photographers rarely went to studios to take pictures.
      • I need a photographer, since I can't take pictures of my face very well.
      • A production photographer wants to take pictures of us next to the famous Emmerdale sign.
      • Many church members have photographic equipment to take pictures and shoot video.
      • Following the reticent trend of the day, he declined to talk to the press and asked photographers not to take pictures.
      • A photographer was also summoned, to take pictures of the happy residents living in their sophisticated surroundings.
      • A friend send me some amazing pictures of 3D pavement drawings.
      • The photographer wants to take pictures of me with my laptop.
      • The father of one of her friends is a photographer, and he had planned to take pictures of a group of them in their long dresses.
      • The photographers want to take pictures of you and your mother together.
      • A photographer arrives and wants to take pictures of me in the Gallery.
      • The use of long lens photography to take pictures of people in private places without their consent is also forbidden.
      • Speed cameras currently only take pictures of the number plates of speeding cars.
      • It was time for our actual wedding photographer to take pictures of us and various family members, so we just started doing that.
      • Realising that it would make me look as if I had something to hide, I gave in and just let the photographer take pictures of me.
      • And so I asked her if I could take pictures of her for my photography class.

  • 2

    (situation)
    panorama masculine
    it was a similar picture across the border el panorama era similar al otro lado de la frontera
    • that's not the whole picture esa es una visión parcial del asunto
    • to come into the picture
    • Bill wants to know where/how he comes into the picture Bill quiere saber cuál es su papel en todo esto
    • what she thinks doesn't come into the picture at all su opinión no viene al caso
    • to put sb in the picture poner a algn al tanto (de la situación)
    • But reports of battles do not present a full picture of the Republic.
    • The long-term picture is impressive in light of poor mechanisation levels in the country.
    • Having read a lot of your work, you still retain that power to create pictures without reams of description.
    • The full picture of how the government manipulated the legal justification for war, and political pressure placed on its most senior law officer, is revealed in the newspaper today.
    • But let us hear Socrates out, and get a view of the full picture, as he argues that it would be wrong for him to escape into exile.
    • And it seems like the authors got some key leads but not enough to quite present the full picture.
    • The abiding problem is to do this but still to show that our often counter-intuitive beliefs are needed to provide the full picture.
    • The first is to present a fuller picture of himself, one that is more comfortable to the voter.
    • Figures like this are exceptional in the extreme and give a completely unrepresentative impression of the national picture.
    • It was a really great vision, but it was not the full picture.
    • It's going to take lots more research to get the full picture.
    • I've only tried to highlight broadly what the policy is about, but you need the company's literature to get the full picture.
    • The quick impression is of success, the full picture is of unbridled inadequacy.
    • Be sure to get the full picture by reading the other segments.
    • Stuff happens, yes, but the news does not present a full picture of reality.
  • 3

    (idea)
    idea feminine
    you get a totally different picture from these figures estas cifras te dan una idea / una impresión totalmente distinta
  • 4

    Television
    imagen feminine
    • We have seen the television pictures of fishermen dumping dead monkfish, worth thousands of pounds, back into the sea.
    • Television pictures showed the children, some as young as two, to be malnourished, neglected and living motionlessly in dirty cribs.
    • Anna stood outside beside the exit door, and watched the rows of television screens displaying pictures of the roller coaster ride.
    • In television the picture stays pretty much the same no matter what size screen you are viewing on.
    • The resulting television pictures of hungry children in his arms shocked the conscience of the nation.
    • Just as yesterday, our televisions screens relayed pictures of running battles with police.
    • Fog, frost and even poor television pictures are some of the main problems.
    • From television pictures, I note that his body was found in an open area a few feet away from a heavily wooded area.
    • The television pictures on Tuesday were nothing short of awful.
    • He'd just run a story in which psychologists were talking about the impact television pictures of the war might be having on kids.
    • And we stood there just transfixed, as we watched those first television pictures coming in.
    • Television news pictures bring viewers to the heart of an event and can deliver an understanding of it.
    • Live television pictures showed two large fires some 150 meters apart.
    • Computers can be linked using a special modem, and television pictures can be sent and received.
    • Although the small size is attractive, the poor picture quality rules it out.
    • He ought to have been made aware of the seriousness of the assault and shown the television pictures before facing the press conference.
    • The television pictures showed a substantial amount of debris strewn by the lakeside where many trailers had been parked.
    • Around 40 local residents had to be evacuated and television pictures from the scene showed extensive damage to the building.
    • Television pictures showed a bull pinning a man to a wall.
    • Television pictures speak for the themselves - but what happens when you can't show images of disaster, and have to rely on word images?
  • 5

    • 5.1Cinema
      (movie)

      película feminine
      • The picture is free of film defects and artifacts, making for a very smooth look.
      • The picture spawned several sequels aimed at the teenage horror market.
      • The included featurette on the filming of the picture is a nice bonus.
      • Bardot started working in pictures that year, getting bit parts in obscure films.
      • Steven uses things that he learned from independent films and from foreign films back into studio pictures.
      • They seem a little too satisfied with the changes they made, but sound like they had fun filming the picture.
      • The one flaw, in my opinion, is that they didn't separate out studio releases from art house pictures.
      • To compete in the packed world of independent film, a picture has to be creative and clever.
      • Filmmakers have been to the Arctic before, shooting action pictures.
      • This is not intended as an action picture, so don't go expecting fast-paced montages.
      • Some action pictures should dump the script and have the actors shoot at each other.
      • We fell in love, then she went to France to do a picture for Alain Resnais called La Guerre est finie with Yves Montand.
      • There is a rule of thumb amongst movie buffs: the more scriptwriters the worse the picture.
      • The only action in his war picture occurs at the very beginning of the film.
      • It has deservedly won the best picture Golden Globe and will no doubt inspire a new generation to read Virginia Woolf.
      • There are extensive production notes that describe the huge tented in area used to film much of the picture.
      • Dinosaur becomes the first Disney animated picture in years not to feature any songs.
      • Both pictures salute the David Lynch school of film, with their penchant for blending reality with dreams.
      • In the last two weeks, we've watched two of the classic film noir pictures: Double Indemnity and The Postman Always Rings Twice.
      • This is an older film, and like many foreign films, done on a smaller budget than a Hollywood picture.

    • 5.2pictures pluralBritish dated (cinema)

      the pictures el cine
      • to go to the pictures ir al cine
      • Pippa enjoys kick-boxing, bowling, going to the pictures, pubs and clubs.
      • Perhaps, you should go back to the VCD rental shop or forget about the whole business of going to the pictures.
      • I told her when that happened I'd quit going to the pictures.
      • In Karen's book, long-time resident Eva tells of going to the pictures.
      • I like to swim, BBQs and fishing around the lake and going to the pictures.
      • It's relaxing and pleasant - but so is going to the pictures or for a walk in the woods.
      • The day of going to the pictures or circus for that special occasion has long gone, and now every child wants a bouncing castle to share with their friends for that big day.
      • She's been chilling out, listening to music, going to the pictures, reading a lot.
      • It is a far cry from first half of the 20th century when going to the pictures was an integral part of a town's social activities.
      • Going to the pictures was a real treat in every way.
      • It was then that mothers kept their children from going to the pictures on Saturday afternoon.
      • But apart from that, I like hanging out with my mates and going to the pictures.
      • Whereas I don't think I would feel that now if I were going to the pictures a lot.
      • This was the start of going to the pictures with my Grandma.
      • They were rowdy and shouting - they weren't interested in going to the pictures, they were looking for a fight.

  • 6

    • 6.1(embodiment)

      imagen feminine
      • "He's the picture of his old sire, Lazzarone," he continued, looking the horse over critically.
      • She's the very picture of her. I saw it at once. When I first went into the room I could hardly believe my own eyes.
      • He's the picture of his father, he's a bonny young Irish boy.

    • 6.2(beautiful sight)

      espectáculo masculine


transitive verb

  • 1

    (imagine)
    imaginarse
    I can just picture her ya me la imagino
    • I can't quite picture myself with a baby no me veo con un niño
    • My imagination won't let me picture Marilyn older than her 36 years.
    • She could almost picture the innocent smile plastered on her best friend's face.
    • Perhaps the best way to illustrate how much money this tax cut represents is to picture it as a stack of bills.
    • For a split second he could see the tree that he had pictured in his mind.
    • When I was a student, I'd look at old photographs, and try to picture the scenes behind them.
    • Selina, even with her wild imagination, never pictured her parents lives to be so dramatic in the beginning.
    • I can almost picture her face reddening and her eyes narrowing.
    • Before every party, I pictured a scene of me talking, me being heard.
    • Try to picture a Christmas party in which NOBODY gets stupidly drunk.
    • In my mind's eye I could picture him standing at our bedroom door.
    • It means having the imagination to picture the world through the eyes of an 18-year-old.
    • Why not picture yourself in a film and step onto a few of these famous sets?
    • I could just picture her face on the other line.
    • I sit there silently for a moment, picturing this.
    • I defy you to picture the scene without making the obvious mental leap.
    • Every time I close my eyes I keep picturing him.
    • The stone edge of the quay is still to be seen, and it doesn't take a huge leap of imagination to picture it as it was a century ago.
    • Then picture him waiting by the window to greet you every morning as you get to work.
    • I always pictured myself working at some high-class clothing store but never a diner.
    • Generally speaking, one doesn't really picture film directors as an adventurous lot.
  • 2

    (depict)
    the minister, pictured here next to … el ministro, que aparece en la foto junto a …
    • The poem begins along the right edge of a rice paper sheet next to a vertical strip of black and white photographs picturing Cha obscuring her face with her hands.
    • Forget the people you see in front of the camera or pictured on a CD cover.
    • "Also pictured in the photo is an object from the collection of the Genesee Country Museum.
    • She is pictured in front of the centre with her daughter Adelle.
    • The design, however, would be different from that pictured in this article.
    • Large timbers were used to frame many of the beds pictured on these pages.
    • The information is disgusting and false, " said Jack, who was pictured wearing a bright blue shirt.
    • He is pictured here wearing his second pair of hiking boots.
    • It has proved useful in studying and picturing mountains, skies, rainfall, coastal lines, artificial scenery, and designs and patterns through computers.
    • A calendar picturing semi-naked men, shot in aid of a village school, has caused uproar after proving too hot to handle.
    • The competition question was: can you guess what is pictured in the photo below?
    • The most welcome sighting was our first Chipping Sparrow of the year, pictured to the right.
    • Not pictured here, but are included, is the shoulder strap.
    • The lanes pictured are representative of at least six independent samples.
    • In particular he spots a photo strip picturing his son with this man and presumes from this photographic evidence that the man is his son's murderer.
    • He also shot images of girls walking home and a 10-year-old girl was pictured rollerblading after he hid behind a wall to film her.
    • Though they aren't pictured here, they placed highly in tastings.
    • He is pictured at the party with former employees.
    • The boreal forest also includes dry northern forest, as pictured on pages 28 and 30.
    • In one scene, two homeless men are filmed fighting in a public toilet while another is pictured pulling out his own teeth with pliers.