There are 2 main translations of swallow in Spanish

: swallow1swallow2

swallow1

tragar, v.

Pronunciation /ˈswɑloʊ//ˈswɒləʊ/

transitive verb

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    (take in)
    (drink/food/mouthful) tragar
    she swallowed it in one gulp lo pasó de un trago
    • I'll make her swallow her words se va a tener que tragar lo que dijo
    • He has to be fed through a tube because even swallowing food makes his mouth and throat come up in painful sores and blisters.
    • She's having a great deal of trouble swallowing her food.
    • Then you start to tuck into your breakfast but have to give in after two or three mouthfuls because the pain of chewing and then swallowing the food becomes unbearable.
    • I swallowed my peanut butter slowly, letting it slide down my throat as I regarded the collection of books that sat before me.
    • Because you have bitter taste receptors at the back of your mouth and the top of your throat, you should swallow the beer.
    • ‘I used to say the same things whenever I had this argument with him,’ he replied, swallowing a mouthful of food.
    • When he felt the man's hand lifting his head, he swallowed whatever food or drink he was given.
    • The child then really has no option but to swallow the food.
    • You may have trouble swallowing food or liquids.
    • It happens when a horse swallows his food too quickly and it forms a plug in the esophagus.
    • Normally I like to have a beer or more but the sensation in the back of my throat when I swallowed beer this time was really strange.
    • His cancer was diagnosed in 1997 and since then a sequence of operations has robbed him not only of his voice but the ability to swallow food.
    • Patients with neuromuscular dysphagia experience gradually progressive difficulty in swallowing solid food and liquids.
    • Most people today swallow their food after giving it one or two chews, and it enters the intestines very hard.
    • Your baby won't know how to swallow food at this stage, but with luck some of the food will slide down your baby's throat.
    • On Saturday, December 4, she discovered she could not swallow food or drink, and the next day her husband took her to casualty at Pontefract.
    • He took a huge gulp of milk to swallow the food down faster.
    • During that time she underwent major surgery to join her esophagus, the tube used to swallow food, to her stomach.
    • She swallowed her mouthful of food and grinned sheepishly.
    • As the disease progresses, the person may even forget how to swallow food and walk, and need assistance in all daily activities.
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    • 2.1(believe)

      (lies) tragarse informal
      that's a bit hard to swallow eso no hay quien se lo trague informal
      • Marie also senses a change, but she loves Niels so much that she is willing to swallow his lies.
      • Have they swallowed lies, had the facts withheld, or merely found their everyday lives too preoccupying to allow them much time for careful examination of these things?
      • Of course, most who read this tripe have zero knowledge of firearms and swallow it hook, line, and sinker which is the goal.
      • The Minister seemed to swallow his declaration.
      • It's good to see as well that the world's press has swallowed this name change hook, line and sinker.
      • Often, they swallow the facile lie that victims of terror are somehow culpable.
      • More people would swallow the statement were it not for the fact that, privately, Flynn is telling a different story.
      • They've realised that Jonathan Swift was close to the truth when he said that ‘all politicians ultimately die of swallowing their own lies’.
      • The politician who made the remark that nations swallow big lies sooner than little ones, by the way, was Adolf Hitler.
      • Like other members of your cult, you have swallowed the neo-Darwinian thesis hook line and sinker.
      • I looked at all the joking, laughing, smiling people and wanted to vomit, how could they swallow my lies without a second thought?
      • Big media, with a few honorable exceptions, are respectfully swallowing the big lies.
      • But most children swallow this dodgy concept hook, line and sinker.
      • Obviously swallowing another protest, he turns and walks out.
      • But because the radicals are sexually correct feminists, their incredible statements are swallowed whole.
      • The crook-Conservatives lie to the idiot-conservatives who swallow the lies hook, line and sinker.
      • Though players at other positions can hide from the media, the quarterback must face all the questions and swallow the criticism.
      • Despite evidence to the contrary, many people have swallowed this lie.
      • She swallowed his lies about me having come on to him instead of the other way round, and dumped me instead.
      • Despite the witch-hunt many people did not swallow the lies.

    • 2.2(accept)

      (insult/taunts) tragarse
      • Distributors may have to swallow the costs of increased premiums and accept a reduction in their scope for progressing their business.
      • After it's been decided, the tossers will have to swallow their insults.
      • The look he gave Dancer was slightly less tolerant, but he swallowed any retort he might have made.
      • Grace scolded, watching as both Rupert and Donal swallowed their protests and clamped their mouths shut.
      • Her face was swallowed by the acceptance of her death; the tears had stopped running and she even smiled weakly at times.
      • The final insult to those voters who decided to swallow their cynicism and take the trouble to return their slips, was to choose an option other than the one wanted by the majority.
      • ‘Get on with it,’ Blancard pushed, swallowing the insult he had been about ready to spout off at her.
      • Skow nodded, swallowed her questions, and led on quickly, painfully aware of the silent shadow that trailed her.
      • Because if we accept her seriously, we have to swallow the load of bull that comes along with playing meaty female roles in Hindi films.
      • She knew what he meant, and swallowed her protests.
      • Do they assume that women who practise faith are a docile lot, meekly swallowing the built-in injustices in their respective religions?
      • Delegates swallowed their left-wing principles to accept a watery platform and avoid an internal struggle.
      • Just how bad do things have to get before one is forced to swallow such an insulting offer?
      • Apparently, these broadcasters believe that listeners are incapable of handling subversive music, but are ready to swallow euphemisms.
      • Skye opened her mouth to retaliate, but, seeing April's look, swallowed the insult.

    • 2.3(repress)

      (anger) tragarse
      (complaints) guardarse
      to swallow one's scruples meterse los escrúpulos en el bolsillo informal
      • Faith's heart sank with those words, and she cursed herself inwardly for swallowing her pride and coming to him.
      • She strode forward, but then stopped, checked and swallowed her anger.
      • Maybe my life would change for the better if I bit my tongue, swallowed my pride and didn't rise to any form of bait.
      • He swallowed his pride and went to see Bossuet, the Court chaplain.
      • Desperate to make her feel better, Jon swallowed his own feelings of confusion and tried to reassure her.
      • Depressed, we bit our tongue, swallowed our pride and voted Libertarian.
      • Charlotte swallowed a guilty feeling and looked at Allegra in the eyes.
      • I leant back against my locker with my eyes closed trying to swallow the feeling of nausea.
      • He's one of those men who swallow their feelings for the sake of a quiet life and it makes them fat.
      • Faced with such an event, most of us just swallow our feelings, or go out and get drunk or whatever.
      • You just have to ask, which means swallowing your fear, suppressing your ego.
      • In most cases, once such an affair has been exposed, the couple swallow their embarrassment and go their separate ways, especially if their relationship has ended.
      • On his dismissal, the South African rugby union should have swallowed their pride and re-appointed Mallet.
      • A huge cavern had opened inside of him, swallowing his grief, horror, guilt, and sadness.
      • Smiling as he saw a customer push through the doors, he fought to swallow his irritation.
      • Though her first instinct is to run and hide, Beth swallows her fear and opens the door.
      • Murphy, who has an ailing wife and is serving out his time till his pension, keeps swallowing his rage and pride.
      • He bravely helps his master and swallows his utter hatred of Smeagol long enough for them to use the creature as a guide.
      • Ann wanted to cry with anger; she bit into her knuckles and swallowed her fury, trying not call for more of the Sirians' attention.
      • So we both swallowed our rage and looked over the menu again.

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intransitive verb

  • 1

    tragar
    I'm finding it painful to swallow me duele al tragar
    • to swallow hard tragar saliva

noun

  • 1

    (gulp)
    trago masculine
    it went down in one swallow pasó de un trago

There are 2 main translations of swallow in Spanish

: swallow1swallow2

swallow2

golondrina, n.

Pronunciation /ˈswɒləʊ//ˈswɑloʊ/

noun

Zoology

  • 1

    golondrina feminine
    • The barn swallow is a approximately 18-g, migratory, semicolonial passerine that breeds commonly throughout most parts of the Palearctic and Nearctic temperate regions.
    • The marshes are excellent areas to see red-winged blackbirds, swallows, Virginia rails, and yellow-headed blackbirds.
    • The barn swallow is a socially monogamous, semicolonial, insectivorous passerine.
    • The barn swallow is an approximately 20-g passerine, migratory bird that feeds on flying insects captured on the wing.
    • We also saw collared doves, wood pigeons, barn swallows and a red-wattled plover.
    • Before fall migration, swallows gorge themselves on insects and bayberries.
    • No relationship was found between offspring sex ratio and male mating success in corn buntings Miliaria calandra or barn swallows.
    • The cornflower and the barn swallow are common national symbols, and stone and wood have an organic meaning for peasants struggling against nature.
    • Gulls, hawks and vultures soar, swallows and terns skim the surface of water.
    • The central aim of our study was to demonstrate that both natural and sexual selection have been important in shaping the tail streamer of the barn swallow.
    • Most studies trying to identify the function of external tail feathers in the barn swallow have focused on males; much less attention has been paid to females.
    • Sparrows, swallows, and songbirds tell the story of a place.
    • He published a scientific article on his barn swallow theory in Bird Watcher's Digest.
    • The barn swallow is a semicolonial, aerially insectivorous passerine.
    • Judson cautions that the term ‘promiscuous’ doesn't adequately describe the barn swallow's sexual behavior.
    • I have now chased out one pigeon, captured one small brown bird, and outsmarted one barn swallow.
    • The barn swallow has figured largely in studies of sexual selection and exaggerated traits.
    • All the common species are here - blackbirds and thrushes and the like - plus goldfinches, swallows, kingfishers and grebes on the pond.
    • The best evidence so far for parasite-mediated sexual selection has been found in the barn swallow, Hirundo rustica.
    • Montezuma offers a much greater diversity of birds, including various swallows, sparrows, and songbirds not mentioned here.