sp idioms H to Q Flashcards Preview

Spanish > sp idioms H to Q > Flashcards

Flashcards in sp idioms H to Q Deck (198)
Loading flashcards...
1

haberse de sentar

hit the spot; agree with (someone)

2

hablar de

talk about

3

hablar de bueyes perdidos

waste one's breath; chat about little things (n.b.: used in Cono del Sur)

4

hacer alharacas

make a fuss; make a big deal about (lit.: to make a fuss)

5

hacer caso

pay attention to (lit.: to make a case)

6

hacer chapuzas

do odd jobs; do occasional work

7

hacer compras

shop; do (the) shopping (lit.: to make/do purchases)

8

hacer coro a algn

back someone up

9

hacer del cuerpo

defecate; move one's bowels (n.b.: euphemism)

10

hacer el amor con

make love with someone

11

hacer el favor

do a favor (lit.: to do the favor. Note that this can as in English be used to give someone a command or order)

12

hacer el sol

the sun rises (lit.: to make the sun)

13

hacer falta

be necessary; must (lit.: to do the lack)

14

hacer fiaca

sleep in; stay home for the peace and quiet (used in Argentina)

15

hacer frente

confront (lit.: to do the front)

16

hacer la barba a alg

suck up to someone; butter someone up (lit.: to do the beard to someone)

17

hacer la compra

do the shopping; buy groceries

18

hacer la cusqui

bug; annoy; irritate

19

hacer la vista gorda

ignore; overlook (lit.: to do the fat look. The idea here being of indulgence the way a parent or grandparent might look at a misbehaving child)

20

hacer las compras

do the shopping

21

hacer las maletas

pack; pack a suitcase (lit.: to do the suitcases)

22

hacer las paces

make up; make peace (lit.: to make the peace(s))

23

hacer pucheros

pout; screw up one's face

24

hacer su agosto

make a killing; make serious coin; hit the jackpot (lit.: to make/do one’s August)

25

hacer toros

cut class; skip class (lit.: to the bulls)

26

hacer trampa(s)

cheat (lit.: to do traps)

27

hacer un papel

play a role; play a part

28

hacer un papelón

make a fool of oneself; embarras oneself (lit.: to make a large role)

29

hacer un simpa

leave a restaurant without paying

30

hacer un toro

stand in for somebody (in a theatrical production) (lit.: to do the bull)