In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
masculine and feminine noun
1Artartel arte medieval/abstracto/contemporáneo — medieval/abstract/contemporary art
- las artes — the arts
- el arte por el arte — art for art's sake
- ¿te crees que trabajo por amor al arte? — do you think I'm working for the good of my health / for the fun of it?
- (como) por arte de magia — as if by magic
- no tener arte ni parte
- no tuve arte ni parte en el asunto — I had nothing whatsoever to do with it
2.1(habilidad, destreza)es maestro en el arte de mentir/de la diplomacia — he's an expert in the art of lying/of diplomacy
- tiene mucho arte para arreglar flores — she has a real flair / gift for flower arranging
- tengo muy poco arte para convencer a la gente — I'm no good at persuading people
2.2(astucias, artimañas)usó todas sus artes para seducirlo — she used (all) her feminine wiles to seduce him
- tuve que usar todas mis artes para convencerlo — I had to use every trick I could think of to win him over
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