Translation of bala in English:

bala

bullet, n.

feminine noun

  • 1

    (de pistola, rifle) bullet
    (de cañón) cannon ball
    a prueba de balas bulletproof
    • una bala perdida lo alcanzó en el costado a stray bullet hit him in the side
    • como (una) bala like a shot
    • salió como (una) bala he left like a shot
    • la moto pasó como (una) bala the motorbike shot past
    • llegó como (una) bala cuando se enteró he was there in a flash when he heard
    • (disparar) echar bala to fire shots
    • (estar furioso) con lo del matrimonio de su hija está que echa bala she's really fuming about her daughter's marriage
    • no le toques ese asunto, se pone que echa bala don't touch on that subject or he'll fly off the handle
    • llevar bala to be in a hurry
    • ni a bala
    • ni a bala van a lograr que retire lo dicho there's no way they're going to make me take back what I said
    • la física no le entra ni a bala he's absolutely useless at physics
    • no paga una cuenta ni a bala he doesn't believe in paying his bills
    • no entrarle balas a algo/algn
    • tiene 70 años y no le entran balas he's 70 years old and as fit as a fiddle / as tough as old boots / as strong as an ox
    • a este motor no le entran balas this engine will stand up to anything
    • ser como bala(Chile) / (Mexico) una bala para algo
    • es como bala para las matemáticas she's a real mathematical genius
    • es una bala para el dominó he's a tremendous domino player
    • ese es como bala para el trago he's got (his) drinking down to a fine art
    • ser un(a) bala perdida / (Mexico) rasa to be a good-for-nothing / an idle layabout
    • tirar con bala to get straight to the point
    • —aquí tiran con bala —pensé there's no beating about the bush / they get straight to the point here, I thought
  • 2Latin America

    Sport
    shot
    lanzamiento de bala shot put
  • 3

    (de lana, algodón)
    bale