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English translation of 'arreglar'

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arreglar

Verb Table transitive verb
1.  (reparar)
[electrodoméstico, reloj] to repairfixmend
[coche] to repairfix
[zapatos, vestido] to mendrepair
[casa] to do up
¿cuánto te ha costado arreglar el coche? how much did it cost you to have your car repaired or fixed?
tengo que llevar estos zapatos a arreglar I have to take these shoes to the mender’s or to be mended
quiero que le arreglen las mangas I want to have the sleeves altered
están arreglando la carretera de la costa they are repairing the coast road
vendrá un hombre a arreglar el jardín a man is coming to do the garden
2.  (acicalar) to get ready
arregló a los niños para ir de paseo she got the children ready for their stroll
voy a que me arreglen el pelo I’m going to have my hair done
solo quiero que me arregle las patillas I only want you to tidy up the sideburns
¡a ti te voy a arreglar yo! (ironic) I’ll show you! (informal)
3.  (resolver)
[asunto] to sort out
[conflicto, disputa] to settle
[problema] to solvesort out
consiguió arreglar lo del préstamo he managed to sort out the loan
no te preocupes por el dinero, yo lo arreglaré don’t worry about the money, I’ll sort it out or I’ll take care of that
intentaron arreglar el conflicto de forma diplomática they tried to sort out or settle the conflict by diplomatic means
tuvimos que arreglar varios números en las cuentas we had to correct some figures in the accounts
pegándole no vas a arreglar nada you’re not going to solve anything by hitting him
este dinero les arreglará la vida this money will help sort their lives out
si te crees que vas a arreglar el mundo, vas listo (ironic) if you think you’re going to put the world to rights, you’ve got another think coming (informal)
arreglar cuentas con algn to settle accounts with sb
4.  (ordenar)
[casa, habitación] to tidytidy up
los sábados arreglo mi cuarto I tidy my room on Saturdays
estoy arreglando la mesa para la cena I’m arranging the table for dinner
5.  (organizar) to arrange
ya lo tenemos todo arreglado para la mudanza we have got everything ready or arranged for the move
lo arregló todo para que la entrevista fuera el lunes he fixed up or arranged everything so the interview could be on Monday
6.  (acordar)
[detalles] to settle
[cita] to arrangefix up
dime lo que habéis arreglado tell me what you’ve arranged
ya hemos arreglado el precio we have already agreed (on) the price
hemos arreglado que si yo no puedo hacerlo lo hará él we have arranged that if I can’t do it, he will
7.  (Music) to arrange
8.  (Cookery)
[ensalada] to dress
9.  (Latin America) (amañar) to arrange
10.  (Latin America) [deuda] to payrepay
le trabajé un mes y todavía no me arregla (Chile) I worked for him for a month and still haven’t been paid
11.  (Latin America) (esterilizar)
[macho] to castrate
[hembra] to spay
12.  (Chile) [registro, documento] to update
See also arreglarse

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Example Sentences Including 'arreglar'

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Llevaba consigo un estuche çaponés con las herramientas para arreglar cualquier cosa.
Adolfo Domínguez Juan Griego
Me he pasado cincuenta años de mi vida como si pudiera arreglar el mundo.
El Mundo del Siglo Veintiuno (1994)
Nadie sabe cómo arreglar las averías: huelga de los médicos, de los pescadores, de Seat, de Iberia, de los impuestos.
El Mundo del Siglo Veintiuno (1995)
Seguramente, creía el acólito, se había llevado algunas cosas para arreglar.
Gabriel García Márquez La mala hora
Si en los dos años siguientes no consigue arreglar las cuentas, esta cantidad será una multa definitiva y pasará a engrosar las arcas comunitarias.
El Mundo del Siglo Veintiuno (1996)
Su padre tiene que desplazarse a Elda y a Elche a arreglar unos engranajes que se han desajustado.
El Mundo del Siglo Veintiuno (1996)
Yapronto mepondré en cura, pero antes he de arreglar las cosas de ustedes.
Carmen Bravo-Villasante Galdós

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'arreglar' in Other Languages

British English: settle /ˈsɛtl/ VERB
If two people settle an argument or problem, or if someone or something settles it, they solve it by making a decision about who is right or about what to do.
They are both looking for ways to settle their differences.
  • American English: settle
  • Arabic: يَحِلُّ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: resolver
  • Chinese: 解决
  • Croatian: izgladiti
  • Czech: urovnat spor, hádku
  • Danish: ordne
  • Dutch: oplossen
  • European Spanish: arreglar solucionar
  • Finnish: hoitaa kuntoon
  • French: régler
  • German: regeln
  • Greek: διευθετώ
  • Italian: risolvere
  • Japanese: 解決する
  • Korean: 정하다
  • Norwegian: legge til rette
  • Polish: osiąść
  • European Portuguese: resolver
  • Romanian: soluționa
  • Russian: урегулировать
  • Latin American Spanish: arreglar establecer
  • Swedish: klara upp
  • Thai: แก้ปัญหา
  • Turkish: yoluna koymak
  • Ukrainian: вирішувати
  • Vietnamese: giải quyết

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