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Spanish translation of 'devil'

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devil

[ˈdevl ]
noun
1.  (evil spirit) demonio mdiablo m
the Devil el Diablo
go to the devil! (very informal) ¡vete al diablo! (v. inf)¡vete a la porra! (Spain) (inf)
the devil take it! (old-fashioned) ¡que se lo lleve el diablo!
devils on horseback ciruelas pasas envueltas en beicon servidas sobre pan tostado
▪ idiom: to be between the devil and the deep blue sea estar entre la espada y la pared
▪ idiom: (to) give the devil his due ser justo hasta con el diablo
▪ idiom: to play the devil with arruinarestropear
▪ idiom: to play (the) devil's advocate hacer de abogado del diablo
▪ idiom: to raise the devil armar la gorda
▪ idiom: speak or talk of the devil! (informal) hablando del rey de Roma (por la puerta asoma)
▪ proverb: better the devil you know vale más lo malo conocido que lo bueno por conocer
▪ proverb: the devil finds work for idle hands cuando el diablo no tiene que hacer con el rabo mata moscas
see also luck noun
2.  (informal) (person) demonio m
poor devil pobre diablopobrecito (pobrecita) m/f
go on, be a devil! ¡anda, atrévete or lánzate!
you little devil! ¡qué diablillo or malo eres!
3.  (informal) (as intensifier)
the devil it is! ¡qué demonio!
a devil of a noise un ruido de todos los demonios
it was the devil of a job to do! ¡menudo trabajo que (me) costó!
we had the devil of a job or the devil’s own job to find it nos costó horrores encontrarlo
I’m in the devil of a mess estoy en un lío tremendo
to work/run like the devil trabajar/correr como un descosido
how/what/why/who the devil ...? ¿cómo/qué/por qué/quién demonios ...?
there will be the devil to pay esto va a costar caro
4. 
(Law) aprendiz m (de abogado)
(Typography) aprendiz m de imprenta
transitive verb
1.  [meat] asar con mucho picante
2.  (US) (informal) fastidiar
intransitive verb
to devil for (Law) trabajar de aprendiz para

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British English: Devil /ˈdɛvl/ NOUN
In Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, the Devil is the most powerful evil spirit.
  • American English: devil
  • Arabic: شَيْطَان
  • Brazilian Portuguese: diabo
  • Chinese: 魔鬼
  • Croatian: vrag
  • Czech: ďábel
  • Danish: djævel
  • Dutch: duivel
  • European Spanish: demonio
  • Finnish: paholainen
  • French: diable
  • German: Teufel
  • Greek: διάβολος
  • Italian: diavolo
  • Japanese: 悪魔
  • Korean: 악마
  • Norwegian: djevel
  • Polish: diabeł
  • European Portuguese: diabo
  • Romanian: diavol
  • Russian: дьявол
  • Latin American Spanish: demonio
  • Swedish: djävul
  • Thai: ภูต
  • Turkish: şeytan
  • Ukrainian: диявол
  • Vietnamese: ma quỷ

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