Translation: from spanish

a few years ago

  • 1 antaño

    adv.
    in days gone by, in the olden days, in the old days, in days of old.
    m.
    the past, old days, former days, olden days.
    * * *
    1 formerly, in olden times, long ago
    * * *
    adverbio (liter) in days gone by

    las costumbres de antañothe customs o traditions of yesteryear (liter)

    * * *
    = earlier years, in days of yore, in times of yore, in olden times, in olden days, the good old days, yesteryear, in the olden days, olden times, the, in years gone by.
    Ex. Overall findings indicate that while the amount of research reported is remaining stable, the methods have improved somewhat in 1974, as compared to earlier years.
    Ex. The bogeymen that lived under our beds in days of yore don't seem as frightening as those who reside, whether recognized by the children or not, under the beds of today's generation.
    Ex. In times of yore, the umbrella was part of the royal regalia, or symbol of rank.
    Ex. We have made wonderful inventions but in the courts we still move as slowly as the travelers that in olden times creeped along in ox carts and canal boats.
    Ex. In olden days, women of ill-repute would put a red light bulb in their front porch light socket.
    Ex. This book explains why ' the good old days' were only good for a privileged few and why they were unrelentingly hard for most.
    Ex. Ferreting out amazing treasures from yesteryear, antique dealers buy, sell or trade in a wide range of collectables.
    Ex. If we can regard the card catalog as a tool that has been terrific and one about which our grandchildren going to the Smithsonian Institution will say, 'That's what my grandmother used in the olden days,' then we're on our way to letting it die with dignity = Si podemos considerar el catálogo de fichas como una herramienta que ha sido fabulosa y de la que nuestros nietos cuando vayan a la Institución Smithsoniana digan, "Esto es lo que mi abuela usaba antiguamente", entonces estamos empezando a dejarlo morir con dignidad.
    Ex. When the stress of today can be too much, an escape to the olden times for a day could work as the perfect cure.
    Ex. In years gone by there were warnings of the dangers of reading and listening to the radio.
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    * de antaño = of old, age-old, old-time, of yore, of olden days, of yesteryear, bygone, gone by.
    * en antaño = in olden times, in olden days.
    * * *
    adverbio (liter) in days gone by

    las costumbres de antañothe customs o traditions of yesteryear (liter)

    * * *
    = earlier years, in days of yore, in times of yore, in olden times, in olden days, the good old days, yesteryear, in the olden days, olden times, the, in years gone by.

    Ex: Overall findings indicate that while the amount of research reported is remaining stable, the methods have improved somewhat in 1974, as compared to earlier years.

    Ex: The bogeymen that lived under our beds in days of yore don't seem as frightening as those who reside, whether recognized by the children or not, under the beds of today's generation.
    Ex: In times of yore, the umbrella was part of the royal regalia, or symbol of rank.
    Ex: We have made wonderful inventions but in the courts we still move as slowly as the travelers that in olden times creeped along in ox carts and canal boats.
    Ex: In olden days, women of ill-repute would put a red light bulb in their front porch light socket.
    Ex: This book explains why ' the good old days' were only good for a privileged few and why they were unrelentingly hard for most.
    Ex: Ferreting out amazing treasures from yesteryear, antique dealers buy, sell or trade in a wide range of collectables.
    Ex: If we can regard the card catalog as a tool that has been terrific and one about which our grandchildren going to the Smithsonian Institution will say, 'That's what my grandmother used in the olden days,' then we're on our way to letting it die with dignity = Si podemos considerar el catálogo de fichas como una herramienta que ha sido fabulosa y de la que nuestros nietos cuando vayan a la Institución Smithsoniana digan, "Esto es lo que mi abuela usaba antiguamente", entonces estamos empezando a dejarlo morir con dignidad.
    Ex: When the stress of today can be too much, an escape to the olden times for a day could work as the perfect cure.
    Ex: In years gone by there were warnings of the dangers of reading and listening to the radio.
    * de antaño = of old, age-old, old-time, of yore, of olden days, of yesteryear, bygone, gone by.
    * en antaño = in olden times, in olden days.

    * * *
    ( liter); in days gone by
    las costumbres de antaño the customs o traditions of yesteryear ( liter)
    * * *

    antaño adverbio in the old days, in the past, of yesteryear: ya no se ven las bodas de antaño, we no longer see the weddings of yesteryear
    ' antaño' also found in these entries:
    English:
    yesteryear
    - by
    - olden
    * * *
    antaño adv
    in days gone by;
    los revolucionarios de antaño the revolutionaries of yesteryear o of days gone by
    * * *
    adv long ago
    * * *
    antaño adv
    : yesteryear, long ago

    Spanish-English dictionary > antaño

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