Translation of mind in Spanish:


mente, n.

Pronunciation /maɪnd/ /mʌɪnd/

See Spanish definition of mente


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    • 1.1Psychology

      mente feminine
      the unconscious mind el inconsciente
      • with an open/a closed mind sin/con ideas preconcebidas
      • to keep an open mind on sth mantener una mentalidad abierta / no cerrarse frente a algo
      • to have a logical/trained mind tener una mente lógica/disciplinada
      • this is the work of a warped/sick mind esto es obra de una mente retorcida/enfermiza
      • I'm convinced in my own mind that … yo estoy plenamente convencido de que …
      • with that in mind pensando en eso
      • to broaden one's mind ampliar sus (or mis etc.) horizontes
      • to picture sth in one's mind imaginarse algo
      • I'll do it myself, if that'll put your mind at rest lo haré yo misma, si con eso te tranquilizas / te quedas tranquilo
      • I went through the details in my mind repasé mentalmente los detalles
      • he's still associated in the minds of many people with horse racing mucha gente todavía lo asocia con las carreras de caballos
      • the thought keeps running through my mind la idea sigue dándome vueltas en la cabeza
      • I can't get him/the thought out of my mind no puedo quitármelo de la cabeza
      • My mind, your mind, and the minds of every other conscious being are particular, limited manifestations of this universal mind.
      • For example, the agency instituting repression must be derived from the ego, the conscious part of the mind.
      • We tend to suppose that our conscious mind is in control most of the time.
      • All consciousness and intentionality is in the minds of individuals.
      • All consciousness is in individual minds, in individual brains.
      • This municipal resistance movement heralds a new growing consciousness in the minds of many Americans.
      • He said it might be that the mind or consciousness is independent of the brain.
      • In her view, the mind is autonomous - we are agents in our thinking and determine our own thoughts.
      • The more people learn such skills, they more they develop an infrastructure for creativity in their own minds and in interpersonal and group relations.
      • A question often on the minds of Cognitive Neuroscientists these days concerns the relation between perception and action.
      • Cartesian dualism is, of course, traditionally associated with the view that animals lack minds.
      • If they are right, postulated processes that do not bear this relation to our experiential lives cannot be going on in our minds.
      • Dreams are highly personal communications between the subconscious and the conscious minds.
      • The product of aeons of evolution has enabled our minds to model the world around us based on the information gathered by our senses.
      • Our experience of how human minds work provides an analogy to how a primeval, creator mind probably worked.
      • However, I believe nightmares are a gift of our subconscious to our conscious minds.
      • Live bodies have minds, and minds affect physiology.
      • What we can do is flow with them and see what happens in our bodies and minds… but be aware that by the time you sense it you've already transformed it into something else.
      • But does the apparent fact that they don't mind settle the question in your mind?
      • I had no idea of the thoughts running through his mind or the feelings building up in him.

    • 1.2(mentality)

      mentalidad feminine
      the criminal/bureaucratic mind la mentalidad de un criminal/burócrata
      • So he heads to foreign lands, to study the mysteries of the criminal mind, and ends up in a Bhutanese prison.
      • All my time involved in this case he never struck me as having a criminal mind.
      • Added to that, there are still gaps in our knowledge of the way the criminal mind works.
      • I don't think a daughter of mine should be influenced by such perverse minds.
      • Once can see the dim logic at work in their bureaucratic minds.
      • Step inside, then and see for yourself the world of prisons and their guests, the working of the criminal and not so criminal minds.
      • Maybe she was only good at understanding criminal minds.
      • Only criminal or totally ignorant minds can have sympathy for those who steal the people's money - in fact their own money as well.
      • He is one of the country's leading experts on sex offenders, a man who has spent the past two decades delving into the warped minds of killers such as Robert Black and Fred West.
      • My warped little mind says they are all actors in the adult film business following a script.

    • 1.3Philosophy

      espíritu masculine

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    her mind wandered divagaba
    • my mind was on other things tenía la cabeza en otras cosas
    • to keep one's mind on sth concentrarse en algo
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    • 3.1(opinion)

      to be of the same mind ser del mismo parecer

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    (mental faculties)
    juicio masculine
    razón feminine
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    mente feminine
    cabeza feminine
    cerebro masculine
    • On July 1, 2003, the faculty at the University of Waterloo will be joined by one of Canada's leading academics and brightest minds.
    • These are a few of the big ideas being vigorously researched and heatedly discussed by some of the brightest minds in academe.
    • I'll leave that to the great intellectual minds to figure out.
    • They're not exactly the brightest minds in the ‘intelligence’ biz, are they?
    • I'd love to get the bright minds of the game together for a symposium to identify parts of the rulebook we can do without.
    • The idea is to move the brightest minds in academia temporarily into these ‘lablets’ and focus on long-term projects.
    • In the competition for the minds that produce intellectual capital, they are at a distinct disadvantage.
    • It's not confined to the books concentrating on improving young minds, bodies and spirits which are disappearing off the shelves.
    • The roar of the waves stirred many an emotion in the young minds and that childhood romance with the ocean led to the birth of some adventurism in them.
    • Suspicious minds can wonder if that was the strategic intent.
    • The idea of life long learning has always attracted the attention of outstanding minds.
    • When he launched into a diatribe about the influence of romance books on impressionable minds, one female member of the audience had had enough.
    • It's safe to imagine that optimistic minds at Sun are hoping for an even larger share of the x86 market than their partner estimates indicate.
    • We need keen intellects and educated minds to weigh decisions that could mean life or death to millions and dictate the unforeseeable future.
    • Taken together, these two benefits will enable millions of minds to work together far more effectively than ever before.
    • Parents and teachers can play a vital role in bringing a social consciousness to young minds.
    • This loss of sharp and influential minds has left the physical and social sciences in a poorer state than they need be.
    • Such an environment, Laflamme said, will attract leading minds in theoretical physics.
    • Child-Ich aims to focus young minds on achieving goals and developing more positive mental attitudes.
    • The creative minds behind building designs across York and North Yorkshire were celebrating today after scooping an armful of gongs for architectural excellence.

transitive verb

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    (look after)
    (children) cuidar
    (children) cuidar de
    (seat/place) guardar
    (seat/place) cuidar
    (shop/office) atender
    • Honestly, he's so kind and if you got held up on your way to pick up the kids he would take special care to mind them till you got there.
    • One thing is recommended is to leave the husband at home to mind the children!
    • In other words, the husband stays home to mind the kids while his wife earns the bacon.
    • ‘Within 13 weeks of starting training, and while I was still a rookie warder, I was the sole guard minding Huntley,’ he wrote.
    • Director of photography Richard Lannaman minds the camera, leaving Danielle free to direct, though she takes full charge of the smaller and pick-up shoots.
    • The member on duty minds a ‘kit’, which includes oxygen, a defibrillator for heart-attack victims, bandages, radio and pager for callouts.
    • Charlie, for example, might have alerted a source that the letter existed to show that he was on the ball with regard to minding our money.
    • This allegation concerned a child who had been minded by Mrs LM.
    • The old rooks are left behind to watch the young and mind the house during the day.
    • Seamus stayed at home to mind his mother and also to take care of the land.
    • He motioned for his apprentice to mind the front as he disappeared into the back.
    • It was for a very long time the only new female occupation that did not represent an extension of women's traditional work - taking care of children, tending the sick, or minding the home.
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    • 2.1(be careful about)

      you'd better mind your temper! ¡más vale que controles ese genio!
      • mind your head! ¡ojo / cuidado con la cabeza!
      • mind the step cuidado con el escalón
      • mind yourself! ¡ojo!
      • mind how you go! cuídate
      • mind what you're doing! ¡cuidado con lo que haces!
      • mind (that) you don't forget! procura no olvidarte
      • I'll tidy up afterwards — mind you do! después ordeno todo — ¡que no se te olvide!
      • I have no social plans for this weekend, I'm eating more simply, I got lots of sleep last night and so that just leaves minding my manners and everything should go swimmingly.
      • Bringing a set of darts to an interview could be viewed as a warning to lairy journalists to mind their manners, but not with Meadows.
      • Then at the restaurant one has to mind one's manners, no slurping, grunting, farting or burping.
      • Divers have spent the past three months with the sharks, teaching them to mind their manners.
      • Now, you mind your manners young man, or there'll be no meatloaf leftovers for supper.
      • Well, I think you would probably look better when you keep your mouth shut and mind your manners.
      • In the absence of a creed, he cannot qualify as a heretic, but he can be found guilty of not minding his manners about the church's values.
      • In fact, they'd even had several discussions with her about being civil and minding her manners.
      • I got up from my seat and ran toward the door, not even minding my manners.
      • However, I minded my manners and offered her a drink.
      • But once again I minded my manners and just shrugged and left.
      • Genevieve had promised McDonalds if he was on his best behavior and minded his manners.
      • He would have been swiftly told to mind his manners had he tried to.
      • Every parent experiences that moment when their children, instead of minding their manners, appear to have misplaced them.
      • Most importantly, mind the language that you choose to use when speaking with others.
      • He had been so preoccupied with observing each of the players, minding his actions, and most importantly playing the cards, that he had no idea that it was already seven o'clock in the evening.
      • This time Jedidah took care to eat slowly and neatly this time and minded her posture.

    • 2.2(concern oneself about)

      preocuparse por
      never mind him! ¡no le hagas caso!
      • don't mind me no se preocupen por mí
      • If anyone else said the kind of things he said, they would have been regarded as arrogant, but you didn't mind it from him.
      • He hates the 30 pages of documentation he has to keep to abide by the state regulations, but he doesn't mind the manure injection itself.
      • Peeled garlic is popular with restaurants and consumers too lazy to shuck the small cloves of garlic - and they don't seem to mind the canned flavor.
      • If you're friends, why do you mind the possibility of her dating Seth so much?
      • We work hard and don't mind the long hours.

    • 2.3never mind(let alone)

      we didn't break even, never mind make a profit ni siquiera cubrimos los gastos, ni hablar pues de ganancias
      • he didn't finish one wall, never mind the room! ¡qué va a terminar la habitación, si ni siquiera acabó una pared!
      • it isn't enough for a beer, never mind champagne no alcanza ni para una cerveza, cuanto menos champán

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    (object to)
    to mind -ing
    to mind sb/sth -ing, to mind sb's/sth's -ing
    I don't mind the noise/cold no me molesta / no me importa el ruido/frío
    • I don't mind him, but I can't stand her él no me disgusta, pero a ella no la soporto
    • I wouldn't mind a drink no me vendría mal un trago
    • I don't mind what you do/who you ask! me da igual / me da lo mismo lo que hagas/a quién le preguntes
    • I wondered if he minded me reading them, and decided I didn't care.
    • I do indeed care that he's pro-Europe, although I mind more about his position in BAT.
    • If the people I am visiting really care about my family's health then they do not mind this one small favour.
    • She didn't care who saw, and no one minded anyway.
    • They asked me several times if I minded, but I told them I really did not care at all.
    • If you don't mind, you can stay and watch, bring a book or something in case you get bored.
    • I didn't really mind cause I got to watch all the people running around getting ready for the show.
    • She was always getting stuck watching them, not that she minded much, but it seemed like it consumed her life.
    • So true Hindus should not mind if some such local rituals are not observed everywhere else.
    • She didn't mind, she just watched him and hoped that he'd come and say something to her.
    • She hadn't said anything to make him think that she minded him being there, but he was quietly concerned as to what she thought his reasons were.
    • Not minding being the occasional butt of their jokes, I went along with their ribbing, and during social gatherings would adopt a typical Meldrew pose, throw in an ‘I don't believe it’ and carry on at length about some trivial irritation.
    • And I wouldn't have minded doing a ‘thesis defense’ of my book in front of a bunch of people if, at least, it had been done in a friendly or collegial atmosphere.
    • At one point Burge asked if Patrick minded being put on hold while he made dinner reservations for his son's 30th birthday celebration.
    • The twists and turns of a complicated plot allow the Coens to have enormous fun with the high-flying LA scene, and no one minds very much if the proceedings are at times yards over the top.
    • At present, even though 70% of the population tell opinion polls they would not mind their organs being transplanted, only about 20% either carry cards or are registered on the organ donor database, according to BMA statistics.
    • Snaith suggested there was a clear difference between comedians - many of whom would not mind their blunders going on public view - and actors.
    • Hoeven said he would not mind Canadian observers observing the water-testing process and checking the data, although he said he opposed allowing Canadian officials to set up their own monitoring stations in North Dakota.

intransitive verb

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    • 1.1(take care)

      mind! ¡ojo!
      • You best be nice to her, mind, or you'll be having me to deal with!

    • 1.2(concern oneself)

      never mind no importa

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    I don't mind me da igual / lo mismo
    • don't worry, he won't mind no te preocupes, no se molestará / no le importará
    • do you mind if I open the window? ¿le importa / le molesta si abro la ventana?
    • would you mind if I asked you a question? ¿le importaría que le hiciera una pregunta?
    • do you mind if I smoke? — yes, I do mind! ¿te importa si fumo? — ¡sí que me importa!
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    (take note)
    I don't agree with her, mind! que conste que no estoy de acuerdo con ella
    • I could be wrong, mind pero quizás esté equivocado
    • I'm not promising, mind! mira que no te lo prometo ¿eh?
    • he's very generous; mind you , he can afford to be! es muy generoso; pero claro, puede permitírselo
    • And mind you lock your door.
    • Mind you look where she ended up!
    • I am absolutely knackered, and I suppose I should write this; mind you it's quarter to ten!
    • Another hot day is on the way, mind you, it's doing wonders for my fruit garden, anyone want to come round and see my mango's?
    • Now mind you, that's good for the American economy and for that matter good for the world economy.