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English translation of 'subir'

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subir

Verb Table transitive verb
1.  (levantar)
[pierna, brazo, objeto] to liftlift upraise
[calcetines, pantalones, persianas] to pull up
sube los brazos lift your arms (up)raise your arms
2.  (poner arriba)
(llevando) to take up
(trayendo) to bring up
¿me puedes ayudar a subir las maletas? can you help me to take up the cases?
voy a subir esta caja arriba I’ll take this box upstairs
¿puedes subir ese cuadro de abajo? could you bring that picture up from down there?
lo subieron al portaequipajes they put it up on the rack
lo subimos a un taxi we put him in a taxi
3.  (ascender) [calle, cuesta, escalera, montaña]
(ir arriba) to go up
(venir arriba) to come up
subió las escaleras de dos en dos she went up the stairs two at a time
tenía problemas para subir las escaleras he had difficulty getting up or climbing the stairs
4.  (aumentar)
[precio, salario] to put upraiseincrease
[artículo en venta] to put up the price of
los taxistas han subido sus tarifas taxi drivers have put their fares up or have raised their fares
van a subir la gasolina they are going to put up or increase the price of petrol
5.  (elevar)
[volumen, televisión, radio] to turn up
[voz] to raise
sube la radio, que no se oye turn the radio up, I can’t hear it
6.  (en escalafón)
[persona] to promote
7.  (Architecture) to put upbuild
subir una pared to put up or build a wall
8.  (Music) to raise the pitch of
Verb Table intransitive verb
1. 
(ir arriba) to go up
(venir arriba) to come up
(en un monte, en el aire) to climb
suba al tercer piso go up to the third floor
sube, que te voy a enseñar unos discos come up, I’ve got some records to show you
seguimos subiendo hasta la cima we went on climbing till we reached the summit
estaba mirando como la mosca subía por la ventana I watched the fly move slowly up the window
tuvimos que subir andando we had to walk up
2.  (Transport)
(en autobús, avión, tren, bicicleta, moto, caballo) to get on
(en coche, taxi) to get in
subir a un autobús/avión/tren to get on(to) a bus/plane/train
subir a un coche to get in(to) a car
subir a una bicicleta to get on(to) a bike
subir a un caballo to mount a horseget on(to) a horse
subir a bordo to go or get on board
3.  (en el escalafón) to be promoted (a to)
nuestro objetivo es subir a primera división our aim is to go up or be promoted to the First Division
4.  (aumentar)
[precio, valor] to go uprise
[temperatura] to rise
la gasolina ha vuelto a subir (the price of) petrol has gone up again
sigue subiendo la bolsa share prices are still rising
le ha subido la fiebre her temperature has gone up or risen
see also tono masculine noun
5.  (aumentar de nivel)
[río, mercurio] to rise
[marea] to come in
6.  [cantidad]
subir a to come tototal
SUBIROtros verbos de movimientoSubir la cuesta/la escalera etc, por regla general, se suele traducir por to come up o por to go up, según la dirección del movimiento (hacia o en sentido contrario al hablante), pero come y go se pueden reemplazar por otros verbos de movimiento si la oración española especifica la forma en que se sube mediante el uso de adverbios o construcciones adverbiales:
Tim subió las escaleras a gatas Tim crept up the stairs
El mes pasado los precios subieron vertiginosamente Prices shot up last month
See also subirse

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Example Sentences Including 'subir'

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-Me confesó que al fin se había cumplido uno de sus deseos más íntimos: subir a un escenario.
Ramón Mayrata El imperio desierto
Hay una curva en la estación y no hay manera de subir al tren porque la plataforma tiene más de medio metro de altura.
El Mundo del Siglo Veintiuno (1994)
La Naturaleza les ha dado todo, no tienen más que subir al árbol y comerse un coco.
Carmen Sarmiento Viajes a la marginación
La diferencia principal radica en que no habrá más escalones que subir para acceder al interior.
El Mundo del Siglo Veintiuno (1994)
Los analistas coinciden en que la autoridad monetaria debe subir , sin dilación, los tipos de interés en al menos medio punto.
El Mundo del Siglo Veintiuno (1995)
Pero él, como no iba a subir a La Cornera si solo el Chapo sabía de qué hablaba, si solo al Chapo, como a él, le interesaban las cosas de mas alla de la ciudad?
Ana María Matute La Virgen de Antioquía y otros cuentos

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'subir' in Other Languages

British English: go up /ɡəʊ ʌp/ VERB
If a price, amount, or level goes up, it becomes higher or greater than it was.
Interest rates went up.
  • American English: go up
  • Arabic: يَرْتَفِعُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: subir
  • Chinese: 增长
  • Croatian: narasti
  • Czech: stoupat ceny apod.
  • Danish: gå op
  • Dutch: omhooggaan
  • European Spanish: subir ir
  • Finnish: nousta
  • French: monter
  • German: hinaufgehen
  • Greek: ανεβαίνω
  • Italian: salire
  • Japanese: 上がる
  • Korean: 올라가다
  • Norwegian: stige
  • Polish: pójść na górę
  • European Portuguese: subir
  • Romanian: a crește
  • Russian: подниматься
  • Spanish: subir
  • Swedish: gå upp
  • Thai: เพิ่มขึ้น
  • Turkish: yükselmek
  • Ukrainian: підвищуватися
  • Vietnamese: tăng
British English: ascend VERB
If you ascend a hill or staircase, you go up it.
He held her hand as they ascended the steps.
British English: up VERB
If you up something such as the amount of money you are offering for something, you increase it.
He upped his offer for the company.
British English: upload VERB
If you upload data, you transfer it to your computer or from your computer to another computer.
All you need to do is upload the files on to your web space.
  • American English: upload
  • Brazilian Portuguese: fazer upload
  • Chinese: 上传
  • European Spanish: subir
  • French: télécharger
  • German: hochladen
  • Italian: trasferire
  • Japanese: 転送する
  • Korean: 자료를 전송하다
  • European Portuguese: fazer upload
  • Spanish: subir

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Translation of subir from the Collins Spanish to English
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