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Spanish Dictionary: translation of cuento

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audio cuen·to1

  1. (relato) story, tale
  2. literature short story
  3. (cómputo) counting
  4. colloquial (chisme) gossip
  5. (embuste) hoax, ruse
  6. (disgusto) upset, disagreement
  7. mathematics million

cuento de fantasmas
ghost story
cuento de hadas
fairy tale
cuento del tío or del tocomocho
confidence game, con game
cuento de nunca acabar
figurative endless story
cuento de viejas
colloquial old wives' tale
dejarse or quitarse de cuentos
colloquial to come to the point
¡puro cuento!
all lies!
sin cuento
traer a cuento
colloquial to bring up, mention
va de cuento
colloquial the story goes, it is said
venir a cuento
to be to the point
vivir del cuento
to live by one's wits
Inflected Forms: cuentos - masc

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