What is viejo: Viejo | Spanish to English Translation

viejo — Wiktionary


  • 1 Ladino
    • 1.1 Alternative forms
    • 1.2 Etymology
    • 1.3 Pronunciation
    • 1.4 Adjective
  • 2 Spanish
    • 2.1 Etymology
    • 2.2 Pronunciation
    • 2.3 Adjective
      • 2.3.1 Usage notes
      • 2.3.2 Derived terms
      • 2.3.3 Related terms
    • 2.4 Noun
      • 2.4.1 Derived terms
    • 2.5 Further reading

Alternative forms[edit]

  • vyejo


From Old Spanish [Term?], from Vulgar Latin veclus, from Latin vetulus, diminutive of vetus.


  • IPA(key): /ˈvjeʒo/


viejo (Latin spelling)

  1. old


FWOTD – 4 September 2018


From Old Spanish [Term?], from Vulgar Latin veclus, from Latin vetulus, diminutive of vetus.


  • IPA(key): /ˈbjexo/, [ˈbje.xo]
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viejo (feminine vieja, masculine plural viejos, feminine plural viejas, superlative viejísimo)

  1. old (having existed for a long time)
    Synonyms: antiguo, añejo
    Antonym: nuevo
  2. old (having lived for many years)

    Mi abuelo es viejo. ― My grandfather is old.

    Synonyms: anciano, mayor
    Antonym: joven
  3. (before the noun) old (former, previous)
    Synonyms: anterior, antiguo
  4. stale (no longer novel or interesting)
Usage notes[edit]
  • The comparative form of viejo is mayor.
Derived terms[edit]

(diminutive viejito)

  • a la vieja usanza (“good old-fashioned”)
  • buey viejo surco derecho
  • cabeza del viejo
  • Cumbre Vieja
  • indio viejo
  • más sabe el diablo por viejo que por diablo
  • más viejo que Carracuca
  • más viejo que Cascorro
  • más viejo que la tana
  • más viejo que la tos
  • perro viejo
  • por los viejos tiempos
  • ropa vieja
  • vieja escuela
  • viejo de monte
Related terms[edit]
  • envejecer
  • ropa vieja
  • vejecer
  • vejedad
  • vejera
  • vejestorio
  • vejez
  • veterano
  • viejecito
  • viejera
  • viejujo
  • viejuno


viejo m (plural viejos, feminine vieja, feminine plural viejas)

  1. an old person
    Synonyms: anciano, (euphemism) adulto mayor
  2. (slang) old man (one’s father)
  3. (Mexico) a certain guy or man, especially adult or almost

    Me gusta el viejo de bigote.

    I like the guy with moustache.

    Los tacos más ricos son los del viejo de camisa negra.

    The most delicious tacos are those sold by the guy with black shirt.

    No quiero viejos groseros en mi fiesta.

    I do not want impolite, discourteous men in my party.
  4. (Mexico) sweetheart, honey (substitute for a male name)

    Ya regresé, viejo.

    I’m back, dear.
  5. (Mexico) a male sexual companion or partner, occasional or stable; husband
Derived terms[edit]
  • mataviejos

Further reading[edit]

  • “viejo”, in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014

viejo — Translation into English — examples Spanish

viejo amigo
más viejo
viejo mundo
casco viejo
puerto viejo

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Fácil, responde el viejo. Contrabandeo burros.

It’s easy, -replies the old man- I smuggle donkeys.

Ayer estabas triste, viejo y muriéndote.

Yesterday you were sad, old, and dying.

Don Roque Busqueros, castellano viejo.

Don Roque Busqueros, a family from Old Castile.

Dije, Porque eres demasiado viejo.

I said, Because you’re too old.

Este viejo pueblo pintoresco será una inspiración divina.

This quaint, old town will be a wonderful inspiration.

Así puedo desayunar con el niño viejo también.

That way I can have breakfast with the old boy, too.

Porque está cubierta del viejo Hal.

‘Cause she’s just covered in old Hal.

Y tu viejo yo habría aplastado.

And the old you would have smashed them.

Soy demasiado viejo para ensillar doncellas.

I’m too old to be saddling maidens.

Odio decirte esto, Bertram pero estás viejo.

And I hate to say this, Bertram, but you are old… older than me.

Podrías aprender mucho de este viejo C1-10P.

You could learn a lot from this old C1-10P.

Excepto mi viejo y ridículo corazón.

Nothing except my old,… ridiculous heart.

Intentas jugar al viejo soldado despiadado.

You try to play the merciless old soldier.

Además, sería demasiado viejo para Ud.

Anyway, I’d be too old for you.

Tenemos que deshacernos de lo viejo primero.

We’ve got to get rid of the old one first.

Intenté enseñarte a conducir ese viejo Hudson.

I tried to teach you how to drive that old Hudson.

Bueno, difícilmente te llamaría viejo.

Well, I would hardly call you old.

El viejo Skaas parece estar limpio.

The old Skaas seems to be okay, though.

No quiero hacerme viejo sin haber conseguido nada.

I just don’t want to get old and not have anything to show for it.

Ordenaré la pintura al viejo George.

I’ll order the paint from old George.

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South Orange County almost always includes Irvine, Newport Beach, and the cities of Southeast Beach including Laguna Beach, Mission Viejo and San Clemente.

She spent the last years of her life in Mission Viejo, California.

Baru Volcano is surrounded by a fertile zone of cool highlands drained by the Chiriqui Viejo and Caldera rivers.

As the number of passengers in the region has grown steadily, new stations have been opened in Anaheim Canyon, Buena Park, Tustin, and the Niguel/Mission Viejo Lagoon.

Several outdoor scenes with Lincoln and Gretchen discussing the Panamanian prison break were filmed in the Casco Viejo section of Panama City.

Like El Cano in Central Panama or Panama Viejo in Panama City, Barriles is one of the few archaeological sites in Panama regularly accessible to the public.

This project surveyed part of the Rio Chiriqui Viejo valley and identified dozens of objects.

They concluded that Rio Chiriqui Viejo was once home to a sizeable and sophisticated population supported by the cultivation of corn.

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We entered a river full of crocodiles.

Frédéric Vieje applied for various patents on the use of transformers to build digital logic circuits instead of relay logic since 1947 years old.

This book has also been reviewed in the journal Ethics by George Klosko, Reason by Daniel Viehoff and Le Québécois Libre by Bradley Doucet.

The capital was moved to Ciudad Vieja on November 22, 1527, as a result of the Kaqchikel attack on Villa de Santiago de Guatemala.


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