Translation of track in Spanish:


pista, n.

Pronunciation /træk/ /trak/

See Spanish definition of pista


  • 1

    pista feminine
    huellas feminine
    to be on sb's track(s) seguirle la pista / el rastro a algn
    • to put / throw sb off one's/the track despistar a algn
    • We see animal and bird tracks similarly marked, animals and birds themselves, often in outline, infilled, or as stick figures.
    • A great stride forward was made in recognising Aboriginal dreaming tracks, marking the journey of spiritual ancestors in central Australia.
    • Nearing the border, they left the tarmac of the main road and began to bounce across the rutted sand, following in the tracks of the vehicles which had already passed the same way.
    • It's hard to see, but there are some animal tracks in the picture.
    • On a recent day, a raccoon's tracks mark the surf-soaked sand.
    • There may well not be any big game in view but there will always be birds, insects, flora and animal tracks to look at, discuss and interpret.
    • Deep tracks and skid marks were left on greens after the hooligans damaged them.
    • The footprints of tribes - and neighbouring animals - cut tracks in the vegetation and the soil.
    • These show footprints, burrows, tracks, or other marks made during the course of an organism's lifetime.
    • Reading the tracks of a person - footprints or vehicle tracks - rarely aims at finding out where that someone is.
    • Theo murmured that these were animal tracks that we were following, not human, but I pushed on until we turned a corner and met a curved lip of eroded rock.
    • They stayed away from the trail, cutting across country, following animal tracks where they could to avoid unseen obstacles.
    • Inexperienced dogs tend to lose the trail and end up following other animal tracks.
    • On the ceiling of the cave, animal tracks can be seen, and there are fossils of many marine creatures - plus a bird fossil which looks like a chicken.
    • These had been removed with surgical precision and there were no tracks near the animal that would enable determining exactly what attacked it.
    • Animal tracks, illuminated by the moon's light, told of how various forms of wildlife frequented this place of tranquility.
    • Field observations were verified using a field guide of animal tracks.
    • Animal tracks, such as those of this baby loggerhead turtle, are most easily seen in snow, mud, or sand.
    • Keep them interested by making snow angels or looking for animal tracks.
    • But soon, they realized that the matted snow on these popular roads hid their tracks better than did the more subtle paths.
  • 2

    • 2.1(road, path)

      camino masculine
      sendero masculine
      • Older people recall walking directly over the frozen snow from point to point rather than following the track of the road hidden beneath the snow.
      • The Park offers the complete day out with an extensive range of waymarked paths, picnic areas, forest roads and tracks.
      • He would trace the paths of tracks and highways and railroads, and at night, while he lay waiting for sleep, he would recite the names of maps in his deep, soft voice.
      • The race is run over 22 miles and takes competitors through open moorland and on farm tracks, footpaths and roads.
      • Forest paths, moorland tracks and riverside footpaths, with some short sections along quiet country lanes.
      • Fully equipped with a week's worth of rations, our progress from this city of contradictions leaves behind the tarmac road for rough tracks of sand and stone.
      • The North Yorkshire Moors has numerous forest tracks and many minor roads and this, coupled with its fine scenery, make it arguably the best cycling area in the region.
      • The acting team leader instigated a full team call-out, instructing team members to meet at the campsite before commencing a search of the forest tracks and paths.
      • Descend through the forest where various tracks and paths take you to the B970 at Coylumbridge, two miles from Aviemore.
      • Leave the road and follow farm and forest tracks through the Garadhban Forest.
      • Walking the region's historic paths and forest tracks, you will come across vignerons so proud of their produce that they'll insist you sample each grape variety.
      • Follow the track to a minor road and turn right to reach a main road.
      • The race - which has been run since 1519 - is run over four miles and covers fields, farm tracks and roads.
      • After a spooky tunnel we were out in the sunshine and on Long Lane, the first of three tracks, and a rather austere mile to start with.
      • Accessible only by a dirt path which runs off a single track road, it's about as far from the heady glamour of Hollywood as you can imagine.
      • Mike has a love of rough tracks and we follow a number of them during the day, emerging at the end of one at a natural pool, formed by a tufa dam, in the midst of a gently-flowing creek.
      • I followed scars posing as roads and faded tracks not shown on any map yet drawn.
      • Nowadays, most hill walkers climb Ben Ledi from the east, using a combination of hill tracks and forestry paths.
      • The terrain throughout the run featured roads, and rougher pilgrim tracks through the mountains.
      • Take the shooters' track on the left that is resurfaced and curls round to head northeast.

    • 2.2(path)

      (of storm) curso masculine
      (of bullet) trayectoria feminine
      • And, even if I can't follow his peripatetic tracks around the globe, I can enjoy his travels vicariously.
      • I follow his tracks, cursing and grumbling: Where does he think he's going in this weather?
      • Complications began to arise as he followed her tracks.
      • What I didn't know was that the groom had followed my tracks.
      • Most of the characters follow such tracks, nonetheless, hoping to find solace away from Rivière au Sel.
      • Start the new season with the right foot by checking out the stylish shoes that'll make all the ladies want to follow your tracks.
      • Follow the tracks of past users through China, Italy, Major League Baseball.
      • I followed his tracks for weeks, but he was always one step ahead of me.

    • 2.3(projected path)

      ruta feminine
      • In Western Europe, the defence and revision of the myths have run along different tracks.
      • In recent decades, marching band traditions in the United States have evolved along decidedly different cultural tracks.
      • The two painters went on very different tracks afterward.
      • Fluency was the ability to generate several ideas on the same track, flexibility involved being able to produce ideas on several different tracks.
      • Even as both prepare to move into different tracks, it is evident that their involvement with the feminist movement and publishing are their foremost passions.
      • I had said plenty of impulsive and strange things before, and had suggested many many different career tracks, but I had never said this before.
      • That first weekend grew into a long-distance friendship that continued while the two spent the next few years on different tracks.
      • Unfortunately my mouth and mind are often on different tracks.
      • And if you have a combination of players, different tracks will develop.
      • They are hard grafters, but from very different tracks.
      • They are different tracks, and people should stop using that talking point.
      • We're definitely concerned, but hopeful and optimistic that everything finally will go along the right track.
      • The two campaigns are likely to run along parallel tracks.

  • 3race track

    • 3.1

      pista feminine
      motor-racing track autódromo
      • dog-racing track canódromo
      • to have the inside track (on sth) estar en una situación de ventaja en algo
      • track athlete atleta de pista

    • 3.2US (horse-racing)

      to go to the track ir al hipódromo / a las carreras (de caballos)

  • 4US

    (track events)
    atletismo en pista masculine
    • Growing up, he loved sports, participating in track and basketball.
    • My dad would take her fishing and get her involved in sports like track and basketball.
    • Some may say that track is an individual sport, I tend to disagree.
    • Not so many years ago I could proudly say that Richmond had the best soccer, track and other sports facilities in the Lower Mainland.
    • He had a really light build, perfect for track and swimming, which were his two favorite sports.
    • In high school my daughters were both involved in sports activities - cross country, basketball, and track.
    • At an early age, Arnold became involved in a variety of sports, including soccer, track, boxing and swimming.
    • As a young man he excelled in all the major sports; baseball, basketball, football and track.
    • In our team, medals can come from anywhere: sprints, distance, track or field, male or female, individual or relay.
    • He is a GB Modern Pentathlete and 1500m northern track champion.
    • But mountain biking is an obscure cousin in the celebrity sports family of World Cup soccer and Olympic track.
    • In college baseball, tennis, track, golf, swimming and other campus sports, the machinery is smooth.
    • She started to sprint harder, just as she had done in for track.
    • Wearing sports suits from China, prisoners competed in track and field, boxing and basketball.
    • I think she might go on to be the biggest British track star of the next few years…
    • Number three on the sporting calendar was last Friday's primary school track meet.
    • Tomorrow was the track meet and her date, so she was a little excited.
    • Syrians also enjoying swimming, tennis, track meets, and ping-pong tournaments.
  • 5US

    grupo de alumnos seleccionados de acuerdo a sus aptitudes
  • 6

    • 6.1(way)

      vía (férrea) feminine
      a single/double track una vía única/doble

    • 6.2(rails etc)

      vías feminine
      this stretch of track is in poor condition este tramo de la vía está en malas condiciones
      • Until Beeching there was a twin track railway line along here.
      • Why it was sent over the Hudson River bridge onto the single track main line I don't know.
      • Motorists watched in amazement as a 30 ft fountain of water caused an explosion on the electricity lines above a railway track.
      • He was with me while we walked along railway tracks and picked up empty cigarette packets, which I collected.
      • He tried to prove that the rotation of the Earth puts pressure on the same rail of a straight track of a railway irrespective of the direction of travel.
      • The issue of continuous-welded railway tracks has been involved in arguments about buckling.
      • Then suddenly we were not on the train anymore but were walking along the railway track itself.
      • Construction on the first section of light rail tracks will begin next month.
      • After the invention of the electrical telegraph in 1839, telegraph lines were laid alongside all the major railway tracks.
      • However, if we look down a long stretch of straight parallel lines, such as a pair of railway tracks, they appear to meet.
      • Turn right immediately after the railway tracks into Depot Square.
      • Years ago railway tracks would run along this path.
      • At the meeting, it was stated that there would be a further inspection of the carriages, locomotives and railway tracks.
      • And it would not be affected by problems that can paralyse present railway tracks, like leaves on the line and wear and tear.
      • The train suddenly increased speed and jumped the tracks after leaving Waterfall railway station, about 40 kilometres south of Sydney.
      • Her model could be used to keep railway tracks in stations clean.
      • Houses and flats have been built where the railway tracks were laid in the 1860s.
      • Ellen and her daughter would return home the way they had come, by following the railroad track.
      • At the westernmost end was the old swing gate that covered the railway tracks coming into the harbour.
      • However, because Arrow trains require a different gauge track, a new line needs to be put down.

  • 7

    • 7.1(song, piece of music)

      tema masculine
      pieza feminine
      • They composed the songs, recorded the tracks, edited the music and did all the audio engineering work necessary.
      • The next song, the title track, melds another downtempo beat with a gentle guitar melody.
      • Last time out, I discovered a cheap way to do a re-mix, or record an extra track overdubbed onto your music.
      • Sounding at times like a drunken pop song, the title track is in fact an exhilaratingly happy and twisted piece of work.
      • Sadly, two of my favorite songs are bonus tracks and were released well over a year ago.
      • We will be going into the recording studio soon to record some new tracks.
      • First albums are often collections of tracks recorded over a long period of time.
      • Although it was not the first track recorded, it proved determinant in how this album would sound.
      • Some of the b-sides stood up better than the tracks on the record.
      • Note that there is a bonus audio commentary track with Peter, Graeme, and Nicola.
      • Starting the disc is a commentary track by the director and a few other production members.
      • The opening title track features a winning riff, ringing true through the international language of static and feedback.
      • The song is the title track from the 1984 album.
      • The many stand-out tracks on this album make it a favorite of most fans.
      • The singer was used to arriving at a studio to find the backing tracks already recorded.
      • You can flesh out the rest after you've downloaded this lead-off track from the band's upcoming debut full-length.
      • Yes, but it's that awful bonus track recorded in 1991.
      • Two previously unreleased tracks are included on this collection, but it's the earlier work that will get you.
      • However, most of the time, these unreleased tracks have no redeeming value whatsoever.
      • There are 17 tracks on this CD, and music from 14 movies.

    • 7.2(on recording medium)

      pista feminine

    • 7.3Computing

      pista feminine
      • Woven into the jacket are electrically conductive fabric tracks which connect the chip module to a fabric keyboard and built-in speakers in the helmet.
      • In addition, the printed circuit board comprises a flat flexible support on which the conductor tracks run from the stator to the rotor.
      • We connect them together with wires or copper tracks to make circuits, but it's the components that do all the work.
      • After exhaustive testing they found that a long track in the circuit board had functioned as the antenna.

  • 8

    • 8.1(on tank)

      oruga feminine
      • He entered the circular chamber in a wheelchair, without wheels, instead, tracks like a tank, to push him along.
      • A vehicle equipped with band tracks will weigh about a ton less than a similar vehicle equipped with metal tracks, which will make it easier to transport by air.
      • Though other tracked vehicles can tear up soft terrain, our tracks steer much the same as a tire-equipped vehicle.
      • Overall vehicle weight and flotation provided by the tracks regulate ground pressure.
      • From the west and south, the elite Namal and Golani Brigades trundled forward, their tank tracks chewing up the sodden ground.
      • Continuous rubber tracks have a metal infrastructure that is entirely embossed with a continuous rubber loop.
      • Rudolf could hear the metal of the wheels grind against the metal of the tracks.
      • Yuri was standing by a small, remote controlled platform on tank tracks which supported a probe that resembled Sputnik.
      • He grew up under the old Communist system, in a blighted Czechoslovakia whose ambitions for independence had been crushed beneath Soviet tank tracks.

    • 8.2(distance between wheels)

      distancia entre los puntos de contacto de dos ruedas paralelas con el suelo
      • Several suggestions were made by Ford engineers to improve its stability, including widening the track width of the vehicle.
      • The footprint of a vehicle will be calculated by multiplying its wheelbase by its track width.
      • It also has a wider track by two inches, although the body width is not much different.
      • The new car has a wider track and larger wheels, which set it off from the versions that have been sold since its launch four years ago.
      • And there are wider wheels and a wider track, which combine to change the stance of the car.

  • 9

    (for curtains)
    riel masculine
    • Spotlights move in a track that's mounted diagonally, following the angle of the stairs overhead.
    • The platform was placed on wheels, which were free to move along a level metal track.
    • Wax curtain rods and tracks before hanging curtains, as this will help them slide more easily.
    • Lights scattered across the ceiling or a track of spotlights enable other areas of the room to be lit up, but a more exciting modern alternative is the multi-arm ceiling light.
    • She hopes the hook appeals to curtain rail and track manufacturers and the general public alike.
    • The room I'm in is full of shelves on tracks - you move them to get between them and get files out.
    • The doors are so light a child can push them open or closed, and their slim, custom metal tracks make conventional sliders look prehistorically heavy.
    • If necessary, remove the horizontal top trim boards alongside the track, using the same method

transitive verb

  • 1

    (animal) seguirle la pista a
    (animal) rastrear
    (person) seguirle la pista a
    (spacecraft/missile) seguir la trayectoria de
    • Alexander does it on foot, following meandering game trails and tracking the animals.
    • Researchers have found a way to track people's mouse movements in a bid to see how they behave when using the Internet.
    • I want something that tracks my eye movement on screen, and a key combination which will jump the cursor to where I am looking.
    • Not only do they help monitor traffic movement but also track suspicious characters.
    • A trail of blood made tracking the gecko easier.
    • We can tell whether a consumer likes a pair of shoes by tracking their eye movement.
    • I tracked the trail right to the other party, but it took me a day to get there.
    • I'll spare the details of my weekend socializing - you can track my whereabouts by following the links.
    • They tried to track the person from following the account my paychecks came from.
    • We can refuse to remake our world in their image: a place of fear and mind control, where citizens are tracked and followed, where people are afraid to look or act different.
    • They track the radar sweeps of drug surveillance planes to map out gaps in coverage.
    • The radars picked up and tracked the pieces of the shuttle as they fell to Earth.
    • Matt said it is following us, tracking us somehow.
    • More and more, we are living in a society where we are all tracked automatically all of the time.
    • The aircraft was based on Stealth technology, and is designed not be tracked by radar.
    • The Norwegian Coastguard closely tracks the movements of dive boats and will probably board yours during your trip.
    • Unlike satellite tracking devices, it measures light levels to estimate a bird's position.
    • Step by step, cities like New York must now learn to watch and track everything that moves.
    • Even at its present speed, the flying saucer's progress was being tracked by another vessel following quietly behind.
    • The agency has created a linked system that connects its careers service with school and social services so that an individual's progress can be tracked and mapped more efficiently.
    • You can also find programs to monitor and track your child's online activity.
    • The progress of various dust control initiatives can be tracked against these on-site measurements.
    • Writing down what you do removes all the guesswork and accurately tracks your progress.
    • In one study, researchers tracked the progress of 281 women enrolled in a smoking cessation program.
  • 2US

    (deposit with feet)
    they tracked mud all over the floor dejaron el suelo cubierto de barro

intransitive verb

  • 1

    • 1.1Audio

      (needle/pickup) seguir los surcos

    • 1.2Motor Vehicles

      estar bien alineado
      • I've just had my wheels tracked 'cause I thought that was the problem.
      • Oh my car has stopped oversteering after I got my wheels tracked.
      • They balanced and tracked the wheels to no avail.

  • 2US

    (tread marks)
    dejar huellas de pisadas