Translation of book in Spanish:


libro, n.

Pronunciation /bʊk/


  • 1

    (printed work)
    libro masculine
    it sounds like something out of a book parece de cuento
    • a book on the French Revolution un libro sobre la revolución francesa
    • the Book of Daniel el Libro de Daniel
    • that's one for the book es un verdadero récord
    • to be on book hacer de apuntador
    • to speak / talk like a book hablar como un libro
    • book lover amante de los libros
    • After some serious research he wrote a book on the subject, Ancient Mosaics in Bulgaria.
    • Rosie bought me the DVD along with a book on philosophy.
    • I sat there a while longer, staring down at the vellum pages of the book on the low desk before me.
    • When he retired he wrote a book on medical science for lay people and prospective doctors.
    • I get up and stretch out my stiff muscles and take the bookmark and put it in the book on the page I was reading.
    • The first work of mine to be published in a book wasn't a short story or a novel.
    • Anthologies of writing and small art books will be available for sale online.
    • So he launched a new company which packaged the software in paperback book format and charged lower prices.
    • The council said there will also be an extra £100,000 for the library book fund.
    • At any rate, objectivity should be the guiding factor while writing history books, past or present.
    • He cherished some lovely old books containing the folk songs and traditional ballads of our land.
    • The resource books provided are well recognized as being excellent in their area.
    • If one opens the book at random, it is this multitude of references that catches the eye.
    • She pictures a woman lying gloomily on the couch reading a book about Maria Callas.
    • I was a bit discouraged with the rest of the book after such a wonderful introduction.
    • Modern books and CDs are often shoddy objects, victims of corporate economies.
    • You can do so by reading books and informing yourself, which is an aspect that should not be overlooked.
    • He didn't want to get in more trouble, and just opened a book, trying to concentrate and read it silently.
    • I opened a book and quickly skimmed information about the first World War.
    • It's pretty sad, actually… most of my friends haven't opened a book for pleasure in years.
    • Solving an author's puzzles can be one of the most rewarding things about cracking open a book.
  • 2

    • 2.1exercise book

      cuaderno masculine

    • 2.2notebook

      libreta (de apuntes) feminine
      cuaderno (de apuntes) masculine

    • 2.3(telephone directory)

      guía feminine
      directorio masculine Latin America
      we're in the book estamos en la guía
      • Apart from in 2006/7, we are members of the Offa's Dyke Association, find us in the book, or the online entry they have for us.
      • We are not a secret organisation, but out of necessity you will not find us in the book.
      • And if you have fond memories of a special teacher, why not look them up in the book and say ‘thanks’ one more time?
      • Mum told me his surname, and I looked him up in the book, and called him, but his mum told me he was out so I left a message.
      • New customers who found our number in the book would get the message ‘the number you reached is not in service.’

  • 3

    (of coupons) libreta feminine
    (of tickets) talonario masculine
    (of tickets) taco masculine Spain
    (of samples) muestrario masculine
    (of matches, stamps) librito masculine
    • Perry specialised in making books of matches (advertising bars or restaurants, for example).
    • They have books of pictures and samples that you can look through there, and they can do it all.
    • It was then that he remembered the book of matches in his pocket, and drew it out.
    • He sits again, pulls a book of matches out of his pocket, strikes one and holds it out toward me.
    • He scribbled his address and Com number on the back of a book of matches and gave it to her.
    • If you feel you can support the club by selling a few books of tickets please don't hesitate to contact any committee or club member.
    • Once, when he was driving with his fiancée, a traffic policeman stopped him and took out a ticket book.
    • A book of first class stamps and a letter of apology was the scant compensation offered to a woman who claimed her mail had been stolen.
    • Current rules allow a passenger to carry two lighters and four books of matches.
    • Instead, it was as if the models were swathed in giant fabric sample books, each layer peeling off to reveal another beneath.
    • Those who can write in with the correct guess win a book of stamps!
    • All completed ticket books and sponsorship should be returned to the organising committee immediately.
    • Season ticket holders are being urged to bring their entire season ticket books with them to ensure entry to the ground.
    • In addition to the student samples, items are also sampled into test books.
    • At our local wallpaper store they gave me several large sample books of discounted wallpaper.
    • Leagues of volunteers will start working the room selling books of Grand Raffle tickets.
    • Sample books were purchased for the teachers to read based on their preferences.
    • It's just, when you go out into the woods you should carry a book of matches, or some waterproof matches.
    • What to do when you are suddenly faced with a wall of wallpaper sample books at your local retail store?
    • Junior season ticket books cost £25 for home and away games plus cup competitions.
  • 4books plural

    • 4.1Business Finance

      the books los libros
      • to keep / do the books llevar los libros / la contabilidad
      • They balance the books by selling places to students from developing countries.
      • What's more, balance the books properly and you can avoid the perils of going deeper and deeper into debt.
      • They need to be able to balance the books to continue to provide it.
      • For example, she bases one chapter on account books devoted to the West Indian trade.
      • Overnight there was a tenfold increase in the valuation put on the city's council homes to balance the books and keep the sell-off on track.
      • He had then tried to juggle the accounts in a desperate bid to balance the books.
      • Account books of the period reveal how traders fared in this unusual situation.
      • But now it is understood senior officers say they cannot keep using reserves to balance the books.
      • In this study, memoirs and diaries, account books and statistics are used to forge an image of the life that went on in these houses.
      • The council said the extra 29 million it has been given will be soaked up by education and there is simply not enough money to balance the books.
      • His proposal has come as council finance chiefs look to balance the books and keep this year's rise in council tax below five per cent.
      • It is believed that the land was not mentioned in the company's books or records or in the annual accounts.
      • The money I put in on departure was to balance the books, but reductions in certain areas will be needed.
      • With all this extra wealth coming into the city, the council is unable to balance the books.
      • The council has been struggling to balance the books for years.
      • They must sell an expensive player approximately once every 12 months to balance the books.
      • There was a desk in the middle of the room, with account books stacked and arranged neatly around each other.
      • But sceptics say he still has to cut spending or raise taxes to balance the books and could raise indirect taxes in next year's budget.
      • To help you balance the books for a night at the movies, here is the admission and snack bar breakdown for the five theatres reviewed.
      • That's where the savings are required to balance the books.

    • 4.2(of club, agency)

      registro masculine
      are you on our books? ¿está inscrito aquí?

  • 5US

    I'd make book they'll lose the game! me apuesto / me juego la cabeza a que pierden el partido
  • 6US

    libreto masculine
    • Keira took out the script book that she hadn't yet returned to the handbag.

transitive verb

  • 1British

    • 1.1

      (room/seat/flight) reservar
      (appointment) concertar
      we're booked to fly on Tuesday tenemos el vuelo reservado para el martes
      • the hotel/restaurant/flight is fully booked el hotel/restaurante/vuelo está completo
      • we're fully booked until June hasta junio no nos queda nada
      • can we book a time to meet and discuss this? ¿cuándo nos podríamos reunir para discutirlo?
      • I'm booked (up) all this week tengo toda la semana ocupada
      • Much coastal and Dales accommodation is already booked up in advance, and Scarborough had to print 10,000 extra holiday brochures to satisfy demand.
      • The auditorium was packed and places were booked well in advance for this eagerly anticipated show.
      • Similar to one week packages in the Canary Islands, all places were booked well in advance.
      • From November to March its rooms are booked up more quickly than umbrellas turn inside out.
      • Space for bicycles is limited on Scotrail trains, and so book a place in advance.
      • As places are limited it is important that places are booked early.
      • The hotels and guest houses are booked up a year in advance, and anyone who has any sense will spend both days avoiding the main roads and the railway station.
      • During its long run, the Community Centre was booked out in advance for most of the show nights.
      • Regretfully only those who have booked places can be accommodated on this occasion
      • A little voice at the back of my head is telling me I really should book some accommodation in advance.
      • Whenever I book a ticket in advance, they always put me in the quiet carriage.
      • Places are fully booked for the Summer Camp.
      • If deemed appropriate, a student union committee could suspend the fraternity's privileges for booking rooms and tables.
      • You can support them by booking your tickets or table at the earliest convenience and ensure you're attending a very special Dream Ball.
      • The popularity of the event has meant commercial accommodations are sometimes booked one year in advance.
      • Advance tickets can be booked online or by calling 07005 942 579.
      • All welcome to come and view the activities and premises on offer or to book a place for your child.
      • The tower - including the viewing platform - can be booked for special events.
      • By the end of the no-pressure sell, the four other guests had booked a consultation.
      • Excursions can be booked at the guest services desk at the resort.

    • 1.2

      (performer/band) contratar
      they're fully booked for the next six months no pueden aceptar más compromisos para los próximos seis meses
      • Work got underway booking performers as far back as last September and work on the parade for concepts and ideas got underway in March.
      • The singer was originally booked for a small concert in Hangzhou on June 12, sponsored by an ice tea company.
      • A promoter who booked them to play in Ripley, Derbyshire, suggested he change his name to Cliff Richard.
      • However the programme for this year is going to be hard to improve on as some of the best artistes in Ireland and abroad are booked to perform.
      • So I was surprised when I heard where we had been booked to perform this Patrick's Day - Niagara, the Canadian side.
      • He is booked perform one of his routines live on national television.
      • Many acts have been booked to perform both on the main stage in Castlewellan and in several smaller venues in Newcastle, Ballynahinch and Downpatrick.
      • Several senior speakers from Scotland's main IT markets are booked for the networking event.
      • We've booked a band for the night and some other guest artists will also play.
      • He has been booked to perform three times this season by Reading, Yeovil and Swindon.
      • But Thomas does not stop at booking the artists.
      • No, but they can determine whether or not someone should take a risk on booking an artist.
      • Each month the society holds a concert booking artists from all over the UK and abroad.
      • According to the panel report, he was responsible for booking Western artists for the Harbour Fest.
      • Even if they've never heard you speak, the fact that you were booked as a speaker gives you instant credibility.
      • He booked me on a show in Alabama, but didn't know who the audience was.

  • 2British

    (order) asentar
  • 3British

    • 3.1(record charge against)

      ponerle una multa a
      he was booked for speeding lo multaron / le pusieron una multa por exceso de velocidad

    • 3.2British (in soccer)


intransitive verb

  • 1

    hacer una reserva
    hacer una reservación Latin America


  • 1

    (value/profit) según los libros