Translation of subir in English:


to go up, v.

intransitive verb

  • 1

    • 1.1

      (alejándose) to go up
      (acercándose) to come up
      hay que subir a pie you have to walk up
      • ahora subo I'll be right up
      • voy a subir al caserío I'm going up to the farmhouse
      • los autobuses que suben al pueblo the buses that go up to the village
      • el camino sube hasta la cima the path goes up to / leads to the top of the hill

    • 1.2

      (a un coche) to get in
      (a un autobús, etc) to get on
      subir a algo to get on / onto sth
      to get in / into sth
      to get on / onto sth
      formal to mount sth
      subir a bordo to go/get on board

    • 1.3(de categoría)

      to go up
      ha subido en el escalafón he has been promoted
      • han subido a primera división they've been promoted to / they've gone up to the first division
      • ha subido mucho en mi estima she has gone up a lot in my estimation

    • 1.4Argentina informal

      to take up office
      to take up one's post

    • 1.5(en tenis)

      subir a la red to go up to the net

  • 2

    • 2.1

      (marea) to come in
      (aguas/río) to rise
      las aguas no subieron de nivel the water level did not rise

    • 2.2

      (fiebre/tensión) to go up
      (fiebre/tensión) to rise
      han subido las temperaturas temperatures have risen

    • 2.3Medicine

      (leche) to come in
      (leche) to be produced

  • 3

    (precio/valor/cotización) to rise
    (precio/valor/cotización) to go up
    la leche subió a 60 céntimos milk went up to sixty cents
    • el desempleo subió en 94.500 personas en el primer trimestre unemployment rose by 94,500 in the first quarter
    • ha subido el dólar con respecto al euro the dollar has risen against the euro
  • 4

    to upload

transitive verb

  • 1

    (monta?a) to climb
    (cuesta) to go up
    (cuesta) to climb
    subió corriendo la escalera she ran upstairs
    • tiene problemas para subir la escalera he has trouble getting up / climbing the stairs
    • subió los escalones de dos en dos he went / walked up the stairs two at a time
  • 2

    • 2.1

      (objeto/ni?o) (acercándose) to bring up
      (alejándose) to take up
      voy a subir la compra I'm just going to take the shopping upstairs
      • tengo que subir unas cajas al desván I have to put some boxes up in the attic
      • ?puedes subir las maletas? could you take the cases up?
      • sube al ni?o al caballo lift the child onto the horse
      • ese cuadro está muy bajo, ?puedes subirlo un poco? that picture is very low, can you put it up a little higher?
      • traía el cuello del abrigo subido he had his coat collar turned up

    • 2.2

      (persiana/telón) to raise
      ?me subes la cremallera? will you zip me up?
      • subió la ventanilla she wound the window up / closed / raised the window
      • ven que te suba los pantalones come here and let me pull your pants up for you

    • 2.3

      (dobladillo) to take up
      (falda) to take up
      (falda) to turn up

  • 3

    • 3.1

      (precios/salarios) to raise
      (precios/salarios) to put up
      ?cuánto te han subido este a?o? how much did your salary go up this year?

    • 3.2

      (volumen/radio) to turn up
      sube el volumen turn the volume up
      • sube el tono que no te oigo speak up, I can't hear you
      • sube un poco la calefacción turn the heating / heat up a little

pronominal verb

  • 1

    • 1.1(a un coche, autobús, etc)

    • 1.2(trepar)

      to climb
      se subió al muro she climbed (up) onto the wall
      • les encanta subirse a los árboles they love to climb trees
      • estaban subidos a un árbol they were up a tree
      • el ni?o se le subió encima the child climbed on top of him

    • 1.3(a la cabeza, cara)

      el vino enseguida se me subió a la cabeza the wine went straight to my head
      • el éxito se le ha subido a la cabeza success has gone to his head
      • noté que se me subían los colores (a la cara) I realized that I was going red / blushing

  • 2

    (calcetines/pantalones) to pull up