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Spanish translation of 'king'

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king

[kɪŋ ]
noun
1.  (literal, figurative) rey m
the king and queen los reyes
the Three Kings los Reyes Magos
an oil king un magnate del petróleo
I’m the king of the castle! (baby talk) ¡soy el rey!¡soy el amo y señor!
to turn King’s evidence delatar a los cómplices
▪ idiom: they paid a king's ransom for it les costó mucho dineroles costó un dineral (inf)
▪ idiom: to live like a king vivir a cuerpo de rey
2. 
(Chess, Cards) rey m
(Draughts) dama f
compounds
See King's Bench
See note  QC/KC

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Example Sentences Including 'king'

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The king felt his position becoming untenable.
Deborah Cadbury THE LOST KING OF FRANCE: Revolution, Revenge and the Search for Louis XVII (2002)
The economy had improved, and so the king was able to earn extra money from customs.
Diane Purkiss The English Civil War: A People's History (2006)
East won the king - down one.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
He loves all cats, but to him the tiger is the king of the jungle.
Times, Sunday Times (2017)
He then led a heart towards his king.
Times, Sunday Times (2017)
How did the lion become king?
Times, Sunday Times (2012)
It happens when the king can't move without placing himself in check.
Times, Sunday Times (2010)
It is astonishing that it is possible to move the king forward with a board full of pieces.
Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Neither king nor rook may have moved before.
Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Now play the king of hearts and a heart to the ace.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The plot epitomises that crucial nightclub ethic: anyone with the moves can be king for the night.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
We treat a man like a king.
Times, Sunday Times (2008)
West could win the king and cash?
Times, Sunday Times (2013)
West covers with the king and you win dummy's ace.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
You win the king of clubs and cross to the ace of hearts.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
He is the once and future king.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The future king dutifully did as he was told.
Times, Sunday Times (2011)
The king of the jungle was no more.
The Sun (2013)
There is of course the practical problem of what these charities call themselves once he becomes king.
Times, Sunday Times (2013)
West cashes the king of hearts and switches to the king of clubs.
Times, Sunday Times (2012)
You could have ended up as one of the king's wives.
Times, Sunday Times (2012)
We too may acclaim him as our king.
Christianity Today (2000)

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'king' in Other Languages

British English: king /kɪŋ/ NOUN
A king is a man who is a member of the royal family of his country, and who is the head of state of that country.
...the king and queen of my country.
  • American English: king
  • Arabic: مَلِكٌ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: rei
  • Chinese: 国王
  • Croatian: kralj
  • Czech: král
  • Danish: konge
  • Dutch: koning
  • European Spanish: rey
  • Finnish: kuningas
  • French: roi
  • German: König
  • Greek: βασιλιάς
  • Italian: re
  • Japanese:
  • Korean:
  • Norwegian: konge
  • Polish: król
  • European Portuguese: rei
  • Romanian: rege
  • Russian: король
  • Latin American Spanish: rey
  • Swedish: kung
  • Thai: พระเจ้าแผ่นดิน
  • Turkish: kral
  • Ukrainian: король
  • Vietnamese: vua

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