Translation of track in Spanish:

track

pista, n.

Pronunciation: /trak//træk/

noun

  • 1

    (mark)
    pista feminine
    (feminine plural) huellas
    to be on sb's track(s) seguirle la pista / el rastro a algn
    • to put / throw sb off one's/the track despistar a algn
    • to cover one's tracks no dejar rastros
    • to keep/lose track of sth/sb
    • the police have been keeping track of his movements la policía le ha estado siguiendo la pista
    • he keeps track of expenditure lleva la cuenta de los gastos
    • make sure you keep track of the time ten cuidado de que no se te pase la hora
    • to keep track of the conversation/plot seguir (el hilo de) la conversación/el argumento
    • he lost track of the argument perdió el hilo de la discusión
    • I've lost track of a lot of old friends a muchos de mis viejos amigos ya les he perdido la pista
    • I've lost track of the number of times I've told him that he perdido la cuenta de las veces que se lo he dicho
    • sorry I'm late, I lost all track of the time perdona el retraso pero es que perdí por completo la noción del tiempo / no me di cuenta de la hora
    • to make tracks irse
    • we must be making tracks tenemos que ponernos en camino
    • they made tracks for Toronto se pusieron en camino a Toronto
    • to stop (dead) in one's tracks pararse en seco
    • when I saw the snake, I stopped dead in my tracks cuando vi la serpiente, me paré en seco
    • Nearing the border, they left the tarmac of the main road and began to bounce across the rutted sand, following in the tracks of the vehicles which had already passed the same way.
    • They stayed away from the trail, cutting across country, following animal tracks where they could to avoid unseen obstacles.
    • The footprints of tribes - and neighbouring animals - cut tracks in the vegetation and the soil.
    • There may well not be any big game in view but there will always be birds, insects, flora and animal tracks to look at, discuss and interpret.
    • On a recent day, a raccoon's tracks mark the surf-soaked sand.
    • A great stride forward was made in recognising Aboriginal dreaming tracks, marking the journey of spiritual ancestors in central Australia.
    • Field observations were verified using a field guide of animal tracks.
    • Animal tracks, such as those of this baby loggerhead turtle, are most easily seen in snow, mud, or sand.
    • But soon, they realized that the matted snow on these popular roads hid their tracks better than did the more subtle paths.
    • It's hard to see, but there are some animal tracks in the picture.
    • Theo murmured that these were animal tracks that we were following, not human, but I pushed on until we turned a corner and met a curved lip of eroded rock.
    • Keep them interested by making snow angels or looking for animal tracks.
    • Deep tracks and skid marks were left on greens after the hooligans damaged them.
    • On the ceiling of the cave, animal tracks can be seen, and there are fossils of many marine creatures - plus a bird fossil which looks like a chicken.
    • Reading the tracks of a person - footprints or vehicle tracks - rarely aims at finding out where that someone is.
    • These had been removed with surgical precision and there were no tracks near the animal that would enable determining exactly what attacked it.
    • These show footprints, burrows, tracks, or other marks made during the course of an organism's lifetime.
    • Animal tracks, illuminated by the moon's light, told of how various forms of wildlife frequented this place of tranquility.
    • We see animal and bird tracks similarly marked, animals and birds themselves, often in outline, infilled, or as stick figures.
    • Inexperienced dogs tend to lose the trail and end up following other animal tracks.
  • 2

    • 2.1(road, path)

      camino masculine
      sendero masculine
      off the beaten track (away from the crowds, tourists) fuera de los caminos trillados
      • to go off the beaten track apartarse de los caminos trillados
      • The race is run over 22 miles and takes competitors through open moorland and on farm tracks, footpaths and roads.
      • The terrain throughout the run featured roads, and rougher pilgrim tracks through the mountains.
      • The North Yorkshire Moors has numerous forest tracks and many minor roads and this, coupled with its fine scenery, make it arguably the best cycling area in the region.
      • Accessible only by a dirt path which runs off a single track road, it's about as far from the heady glamour of Hollywood as you can imagine.
      • Follow the track to a minor road and turn right to reach a main road.
      • Older people recall walking directly over the frozen snow from point to point rather than following the track of the road hidden beneath the snow.
      • Descend through the forest where various tracks and paths take you to the B970 at Coylumbridge, two miles from Aviemore.
      • Take the shooters' track on the left that is resurfaced and curls round to head northeast.
      • The Park offers the complete day out with an extensive range of waymarked paths, picnic areas, forest roads and tracks.
      • After a spooky tunnel we were out in the sunshine and on Long Lane, the first of three tracks, and a rather austere mile to start with.
      • I followed scars posing as roads and faded tracks not shown on any map yet drawn.
      • He would trace the paths of tracks and highways and railroads, and at night, while he lay waiting for sleep, he would recite the names of maps in his deep, soft voice.
      • Nowadays, most hill walkers climb Ben Ledi from the east, using a combination of hill tracks and forestry paths.
      • Fully equipped with a week's worth of rations, our progress from this city of contradictions leaves behind the tarmac road for rough tracks of sand and stone.
      • Mike has a love of rough tracks and we follow a number of them during the day, emerging at the end of one at a natural pool, formed by a tufa dam, in the midst of a gently-flowing creek.
      • The race - which has been run since 1519 - is run over four miles and covers fields, farm tracks and roads.
      • The acting team leader instigated a full team call-out, instructing team members to meet at the campsite before commencing a search of the forest tracks and paths.
      • Leave the road and follow farm and forest tracks through the Garadhban Forest.
      • Walking the region's historic paths and forest tracks, you will come across vignerons so proud of their produce that they'll insist you sample each grape variety.
      • Forest paths, moorland tracks and riverside footpaths, with some short sections along quiet country lanes.

    • 2.2(course of thought, action)

      to be on the right/wrong track estar bien/mal encaminado
      • the project's back on track el proyecto ha vuelto a ponerse al día

    • 2.3(path)

      (of storm) curso masculine
      (of bullet) trayectoria feminine
      • Complications began to arise as he followed her tracks.
      • I followed his tracks for weeks, but he was always one step ahead of me.
      • What I didn't know was that the groom had followed my tracks.
      • Follow the tracks of past users through China, Italy, Major League Baseball.
      • Most of the characters follow such tracks, nonetheless, hoping to find solace away from Rivière au Sel.
      • Start the new season with the right foot by checking out the stylish shoes that'll make all the ladies want to follow your tracks.
      • And, even if I can't follow his peripatetic tracks around the globe, I can enjoy his travels vicariously.
      • I follow his tracks, cursing and grumbling: Where does he think he's going in this weather?

    • 2.4(projected path)

      ruta feminine
      • I had said plenty of impulsive and strange things before, and had suggested many many different career tracks, but I had never said this before.
      • They are hard grafters, but from very different tracks.
      • Fluency was the ability to generate several ideas on the same track, flexibility involved being able to produce ideas on several different tracks.
      • In Western Europe, the defence and revision of the myths have run along different tracks.
      • The two painters went on very different tracks afterward.
      • In recent decades, marching band traditions in the United States have evolved along decidedly different cultural tracks.
      • And if you have a combination of players, different tracks will develop.
      • They are different tracks, and people should stop using that talking point.
      • That first weekend grew into a long-distance friendship that continued while the two spent the next few years on different tracks.
      • We're definitely concerned, but hopeful and optimistic that everything finally will go along the right track.
      • Even as both prepare to move into different tracks, it is evident that their involvement with the feminist movement and publishing are their foremost passions.
      • Unfortunately my mouth and mind are often on different tracks.
      • The two campaigns are likely to run along parallel tracks.

  • 3race track

    • 3.1

      pista feminine
      motor-racing track circuito masculine
      • dog-racing track canódromo
      • to have the inside track (on sth) (have the advantage) estar en una situación de ventaja en algo
      • before noun track athlete atleta de pista

    • 3.2US (horse-racing)

      to go to the track ir al hipódromo / a las carreras (de caballos)

  • 4US

    (track events)
    atletismo en pista masculine
    • But mountain biking is an obscure cousin in the celebrity sports family of World Cup soccer and Olympic track.
    • My dad would take her fishing and get her involved in sports like track and basketball.
    • Wearing sports suits from China, prisoners competed in track and field, boxing and basketball.
    • Tomorrow was the track meet and her date, so she was a little excited.
    • At an early age, Arnold became involved in a variety of sports, including soccer, track, boxing and swimming.
    • In college baseball, tennis, track, golf, swimming and other campus sports, the machinery is smooth.
    • She started to sprint harder, just as she had done in for track.
    • In high school my daughters were both involved in sports activities - cross country, basketball, and track.
    • As a young man he excelled in all the major sports; baseball, basketball, football and track.
    • Some may say that track is an individual sport, I tend to disagree.
    • Growing up, he loved sports, participating in track and basketball.
    • He had a really light build, perfect for track and swimming, which were his two favorite sports.
    • I think she might go on to be the biggest British track star of the next few years…
    • Number three on the sporting calendar was last Friday's primary school track meet.
    • Syrians also enjoying swimming, tennis, track meets, and ping-pong tournaments.
    • He is a GB Modern Pentathlete and 1500m northern track champion.
    • Not so many years ago I could proudly say that Richmond had the best soccer, track and other sports facilities in the Lower Mainland.
    • In our team, medals can come from anywhere: sprints, distance, track or field, male or female, individual or relay.
  • 5US

    school

    grupo de alumnos seleccionados de acuerdo a sus aptitudes

  • 6

    • 6.1(way)

      vía (férrea) feminine
      to jump/leave the track(s) descarrilar(se)
      • a single/double track una vía única/doble
      • the wrong side of the tracks los barrios bajos
      • he's from the wrong side of the tracks es de origen humilde

    • 6.2(rails etc)

      (feminine plural) vías
      this stretch of track is in poor condition este tramo de la vía está en malas condiciones
      • The train suddenly increased speed and jumped the tracks after leaving Waterfall railway station, about 40 kilometres south of Sydney.
      • At the meeting, it was stated that there would be a further inspection of the carriages, locomotives and railway tracks.
      • He tried to prove that the rotation of the Earth puts pressure on the same rail of a straight track of a railway irrespective of the direction of travel.
      • Construction on the first section of light rail tracks will begin next month.
      • The issue of continuous-welded railway tracks has been involved in arguments about buckling.
      • Her model could be used to keep railway tracks in stations clean.
      • At the westernmost end was the old swing gate that covered the railway tracks coming into the harbour.
      • Ellen and her daughter would return home the way they had come, by following the railroad track.
      • And it would not be affected by problems that can paralyse present railway tracks, like leaves on the line and wear and tear.
      • Years ago railway tracks would run along this path.
      • Until Beeching there was a twin track railway line along here.
      • However, if we look down a long stretch of straight parallel lines, such as a pair of railway tracks, they appear to meet.
      • However, because Arrow trains require a different gauge track, a new line needs to be put down.
      • Then suddenly we were not on the train anymore but were walking along the railway track itself.
      • Why it was sent over the Hudson River bridge onto the single track main line I don't know.
      • After the invention of the electrical telegraph in 1839, telegraph lines were laid alongside all the major railway tracks.
      • Motorists watched in amazement as a 30 ft fountain of water caused an explosion on the electricity lines above a railway track.
      • Houses and flats have been built where the railway tracks were laid in the 1860s.
      • Turn right immediately after the railway tracks into Depot Square.
      • He was with me while we walked along railway tracks and picked up empty cigarette packets, which I collected.

  • 7

    • 7.1(song, piece of music)

      tema masculine
      pieza feminine
      • You can flesh out the rest after you've downloaded this lead-off track from the band's upcoming debut full-length.
      • Starting the disc is a commentary track by the director and a few other production members.
      • The many stand-out tracks on this album make it a favorite of most fans.
      • First albums are often collections of tracks recorded over a long period of time.
      • Yes, but it's that awful bonus track recorded in 1991.
      • The next song, the title track, melds another downtempo beat with a gentle guitar melody.
      • The song is the title track from the 1984 album.
      • Sadly, two of my favorite songs are bonus tracks and were released well over a year ago.
      • The singer was used to arriving at a studio to find the backing tracks already recorded.
      • Last time out, I discovered a cheap way to do a re-mix, or record an extra track overdubbed onto your music.
      • There are 17 tracks on this CD, and music from 14 movies.
      • Some of the b-sides stood up better than the tracks on the record.
      • Although it was not the first track recorded, it proved determinant in how this album would sound.
      • The opening title track features a winning riff, ringing true through the international language of static and feedback.
      • Sounding at times like a drunken pop song, the title track is in fact an exhilaratingly happy and twisted piece of work.
      • They composed the songs, recorded the tracks, edited the music and did all the audio engineering work necessary.
      • Note that there is a bonus audio commentary track with Peter, Graeme, and Nicola.
      • However, most of the time, these unreleased tracks have no redeeming value whatsoever.
      • Two previously unreleased tracks are included on this collection, but it's the earlier work that will get you.
      • We will be going into the recording studio soon to record some new tracks.

    • 7.2(on recording medium)

      pista feminine

    • 7.3Computing

      pista feminine
      • Woven into the jacket are electrically conductive fabric tracks which connect the chip module to a fabric keyboard and built-in speakers in the helmet.
      • In addition, the printed circuit board comprises a flat flexible support on which the conductor tracks run from the stator to the rotor.
      • After exhaustive testing they found that a long track in the circuit board had functioned as the antenna.
      • We connect them together with wires or copper tracks to make circuits, but it's the components that do all the work.

  • 8

    • 8.1(on tank)

      oruga feminine
      • He entered the circular chamber in a wheelchair, without wheels, instead, tracks like a tank, to push him along.
      • He grew up under the old Communist system, in a blighted Czechoslovakia whose ambitions for independence had been crushed beneath Soviet tank tracks.
      • From the west and south, the elite Namal and Golani Brigades trundled forward, their tank tracks chewing up the sodden ground.
      • Overall vehicle weight and flotation provided by the tracks regulate ground pressure.
      • A vehicle equipped with band tracks will weigh about a ton less than a similar vehicle equipped with metal tracks, which will make it easier to transport by air.
      • Continuous rubber tracks have a metal infrastructure that is entirely embossed with a continuous rubber loop.
      • Yuri was standing by a small, remote controlled platform on tank tracks which supported a probe that resembled Sputnik.
      • Rudolf could hear the metal of the wheels grind against the metal of the tracks.
      • Though other tracked vehicles can tear up soft terrain, our tracks steer much the same as a tire-equipped vehicle.

    • 8.2(distance between wheels)

      • The new car has a wider track and larger wheels, which set it off from the versions that have been sold since its launch four years ago.
      • The footprint of a vehicle will be calculated by multiplying its wheelbase by its track width.
      • It also has a wider track by two inches, although the body width is not much different.
      • Several suggestions were made by Ford engineers to improve its stability, including widening the track width of the vehicle.
      • And there are wider wheels and a wider track, which combine to change the stance of the car.

      distancia entre los puntos de contacto de dos ruedas paralelas con el suelo

  • 9

    (for curtains)
    riel masculine
    • The doors are so light a child can push them open or closed, and their slim, custom metal tracks make conventional sliders look prehistorically heavy.
    • If necessary, remove the horizontal top trim boards alongside the track, using the same method
    • The room I'm in is full of shelves on tracks - you move them to get between them and get files out.
    • She hopes the hook appeals to curtain rail and track manufacturers and the general public alike.
    • Wax curtain rods and tracks before hanging curtains, as this will help them slide more easily.
    • Lights scattered across the ceiling or a track of spotlights enable other areas of the room to be lit up, but a more exciting modern alternative is the multi-arm ceiling light.
    • Spotlights move in a track that's mounted diagonally, following the angle of the stairs overhead.
    • The platform was placed on wheels, which were free to move along a level metal track.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (follow)
    (animal) seguirle la pista a
    (animal) rastrear
    (person) seguirle la pista a
    (missile/spacecraft) seguir la trayectoria de
  • 2US

    (deposit with feet)
    they tracked mud all over the floor dejaron el suelo cubierto de barro

intransitive verb

  • 1

    Audio
    (needle/pickup) seguir los surcos
  • 2

    Motor Vehicles
    estar bien alineado
  • 3US

    (tread marks)
    dejar huellas de pisadas