Translation: from spanish

be civil towards

  • 1 a juzgar por

    judging by
    * * *
    = to judge by, judging by, judging from
    Ex. To judge by some of the comments presented here, weeding may function as a homogenizing agent in many public libraries, creating a situation where the product lines (books) offered show little variation from library to library.
    Ex. The number of titles is expected to double within a relatively short period, judging by the enthusiasm expressed by the publishers.
    Ex. Judging from the history of warfare and skirmish between the British and the French, I am surprised you are so civil towards each other.
    * * *
    = to judge by, judging by, judging from

    Ex: To judge by some of the comments presented here, weeding may function as a homogenizing agent in many public libraries, creating a situation where the product lines (books) offered show little variation from library to library.

    Ex: The number of titles is expected to double within a relatively short period, judging by the enthusiasm expressed by the publishers.
    Ex: Judging from the history of warfare and skirmish between the British and the French, I am surprised you are so civil towards each other.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a juzgar por

  • 2 cortés

    m.
    Cortes, Hernando Cortez.
    * * *
    1 courteous, polite
    \
    lo cortés no quita lo valiente familiar you can be polite but brave at the same time
    * * *
    adj.
    courteous, polite
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=atento) courteous, polite
    2)
    * * *
    adjetivo polite, courteous
    * * *
    = polite, corteous, courteous, considerate, gracious, urbane, well-mannered, chivalrous, gentlemanlike, civil, friendly-sounding.
    Ex. Events are not named according to what it is polite or ideal to call them, but according to what they are actually called by authorities in the field.
    Ex. Beneath his courteous exterior he hid a sudden spasm of profound agitation.
    Ex. However compassionate, courteous, and unpressed for time one is, it becomes necessary to move on to other duties.
    Ex. Library users fall into 4 groups: (1) patrons, who are considerate, grateful and undemanding; (2) 'pests' -- the in considerate; (3) 'pirates' who steal, deface and mutilate library property and materials; (4) 'vampires' whose enquiries make excessive demands upon the librarian's time.
    Ex. It will be necessary to be gracious when accepting what seem to be peripheral assignments from a company vice president.
    Ex. His urbane manner, formidable erudition, and background experience might have led one to conclude that perhaps he was somewhat out of his element there on the prairie.
    Ex. One should avoid giving less effort to the resolution of a problem presented by a calm, well-mannered individual than to those presented by loud, demanding, and persistent pests.
    Ex. The sketchbook features drawings illustrating the liberal arts (including personifications of the planets), the chivalrous life (including hunting and love), household remedies, mining and smelting, and war technology.
    Ex. Mr. Bingley was good-looking and gentlemanlike: he had a pleasant countenance, and easy, unaffected manners.
    Ex. This situation only really stands out because this place is normally such an oasis of gentlemanly and civil behaviour.
    Ex. The friendly-sounding British bobbies, created in 1829, were the first professional police force, copied by cities around the world.
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    * poco cortés = impolite, ungentlemanlike.
    * ser cortés con = be civil towards.
    * * *
    adjetivo polite, courteous
    * * *
    = polite, corteous, courteous, considerate, gracious, urbane, well-mannered, chivalrous, gentlemanlike, civil, friendly-sounding.

    Ex: Events are not named according to what it is polite or ideal to call them, but according to what they are actually called by authorities in the field.

    Ex: Beneath his courteous exterior he hid a sudden spasm of profound agitation.
    Ex: However compassionate, courteous, and unpressed for time one is, it becomes necessary to move on to other duties.
    Ex: Library users fall into 4 groups: (1) patrons, who are considerate, grateful and undemanding; (2) 'pests' -- the in considerate; (3) 'pirates' who steal, deface and mutilate library property and materials; (4) 'vampires' whose enquiries make excessive demands upon the librarian's time.
    Ex: It will be necessary to be gracious when accepting what seem to be peripheral assignments from a company vice president.
    Ex: His urbane manner, formidable erudition, and background experience might have led one to conclude that perhaps he was somewhat out of his element there on the prairie.
    Ex: One should avoid giving less effort to the resolution of a problem presented by a calm, well-mannered individual than to those presented by loud, demanding, and persistent pests.
    Ex: The sketchbook features drawings illustrating the liberal arts (including personifications of the planets), the chivalrous life (including hunting and love), household remedies, mining and smelting, and war technology.
    Ex: Mr. Bingley was good-looking and gentlemanlike: he had a pleasant countenance, and easy, unaffected manners.
    Ex: This situation only really stands out because this place is normally such an oasis of gentlemanly and civil behaviour.
    Ex: The friendly-sounding British bobbies, created in 1829, were the first professional police force, copied by cities around the world.
    * poco cortés = impolite, ungentlemanlike.
    * ser cortés con = be civil towards.

    * * *
    polite, courteous
    lo cortés no quita lo valiente: ¿aún la saludas después de lo que te hizo? — sí, lo cortés no quita lo valiente you still say hello to her after what she did to you? — yes, politeness doesn't have to be a sign of weakness o you don't lose anything by being polite
    * * *

     

    Del verbo cortar: ( conjugate cortar)

    cortes es:

    2ª persona singular (tú) presente subjuntivo

    Multiple Entries:
    cortar    
    cortes    
    cortés
    cortar ( conjugate cortar) verbo transitivo
    1 ( dividir) ‹cuerda/pastel to cut, chop;
    asado to carve;
    leña/madera to chop;
    baraja to cut;
    cortés algo por la mitad to cut sth in half o in two;

    cortés algo en rodajas/en cuadritos to slice/dice sth;
    cortés algo en trozos to cut sth into pieces
    2 (quitar, separar) ‹rama/punta/pierna to cut off;
    árbol to cut down, chop down;
    flores› (CS) to pick;

    3 ( hacer más corto) ‹pelo/uñas to cut;
    césped/pasto to mow;
    seto to cut;
    rosal to cut back;
    texto to cut down
    4 ( en costura) ‹falda/vestido to cut out
    5 ( interrumpir)
    a)agua/gas/luz/teléfono to cut off;

    película/programa to interrupt
    b) calle› [policía/obreros] to close, block off;

    [ manifestantes] to block;

    6 (censurar, editar) ‹ película to cut;
    escena/diálogo to cut (out)
    7 [ frío]:
    el frío me cortó los labios my lips were chapped o cracked from the cold weather

    verbo intransitivo
    1 [cuchillo/tijeras] to cut
    2
    a) (Cin):

    ¡corten! cut!




    cortarse verbo pronominal
    1 ( interrumpirse) [proyección/película] to stop;
    [llamada/gas] to get cut off;

    se me cortó la respiración I could hardly breathe
    2

    brazo/cara to cut;

    b) ( refl) ‹uñas/pelo to cut;


    c) ( caus) ‹ peloto have … cut;


    d) [piel/labios] to crack, become chapped

    3 ( cruzarse) [líneas/calles] to cross
    4 [ leche] to curdle;
    [mayonesa/salsa] to separate
    5 (Chi, Esp) [ persona] (turbarse, aturdirse) to get embarrassed
    cortés adjetivo
    polite, courteous
    cortar
    I verbo transitivo
    1 to cut
    (un árbol) to cut down
    (el césped) to mow
    2 (amputar) to cut off
    3 (la luz, el teléfono) to cut off
    4 (impedir el paso) to block
    5 (eliminar, censurar) to cut out
    II verbo intransitivo
    1 (partir) to cut
    2 (atajar) to cut across, to take a short cut
    3 familiar (interrumpir una relación) to split up: cortó con su novia, he split up with his girlfriend
    ♦ Locuciones: familiar cortar por lo sano, to put an end to
    cortés adjetivo courteous, polite
    ' cortés' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    corte
    - cumplida
    - cumplido
    - disolución
    - educada
    - educado
    - gentil
    - atento
    - cortar
    - galantería
    - presidir
    English:
    attentive
    - chivalrous
    - civil
    - courteous
    - gallant
    - graceful
    - gracious
    - urbane
    - cut
    - debonair
    - polite
    * * *
    cortés adj
    polite, courteous;
    lo cortés no quita lo valiente there's no harm in being polite
    * * *
    adj courteous
    * * *
    cortés adj
    : courteous, polite
    cortésmente adv
    * * *
    Cortes npl Spanish Parliament

    Spanish-English dictionary > cortés

  • 3 de acuerdo con

    in accordance with
    * * *
    * * *
    = according to, as far as + Nombre + be + concerned, consistent with, in harmony with, in accordance with, in concert with, in keeping with, in line with, in step with, in tune with, by, pursuant to, in concurrence with, based on, in agreement with, as far as + Sujeto + Verbo, in consonance with, in accord with, judging by, to judge by, in conformity with, in + Posesivo + view, judging from
    Ex. The headings will be arranged according to the filing sequence of the notation (for example, alphabetically for letters or numerically for numbers).
    Ex. As far as users are concerned, standardisation of command languages for different hosts is a highly desirable.
    Ex. If these two questions are considered the choice of titles will be consistent with the choice of author headings.
    Ex. It is argued that the research community is missing an opportunity to design systems that are in better harmony with the actual preferences of many users.
    Ex. The scheme remains discipline oriented, but each class is developed in accordance with strict application of analytico-synthetic principles.
    Ex. AGRIS is an international information system (akin to AGREP) for the agricultural sciences, compiled by the Commission in concert with member states, management of which is in the hands of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
    Ex. This revised chapter modified the code in keeping with the recently agreed ISBD(M), and proposed a slightly different description for monographs.
    Ex. Villahermosa, capital of Tabasco, as the first of Mexico's 31 states, has achieved full library coverage in line with the Programa Nacional de Bibliotecas Publicas.
    Ex. The challenge to the information professional is to integrate the use of information into the fabric of society, in step with the realization that information flow is the lifeline of modern democracies.
    Ex. There was a hard core of dedicated, British-trained librarians who practised their profession in tune with the social, economic and political situation of their time.
    Ex. The name to be chosen for the author must be, by rule 40, 'the name by which he is commonly identified, whether it is his real name, or an assumed name, nickname, title of nobility, or other appellation'.
    Ex. This approach involves the establishment and communication of organizational goals, the setting of individual objectives pursuant to the organizational goals, and the periodic and then final review of performance as it relates to the objectives.
    Ex. In concurrence with the advent of what Anthony Oettinger called 'compunications', the fusion of computing and communication, we need to develop a new vision of a future for national libraries.
    Ex. Libraries will make judgements based on criteria such as better information resources, quicker answers, and more cost-effective services = Las bibliotecas tomarán decisiones de acuerdo con criterios tales como mejores recursos informativos, rapidez de respuesta y servicios más rentables.
    Ex. The findings of this study were in agreement with most similar studies of the journal literature of the humanities with one important exception.
    Ex. As far as he knew (and he had been with the library 37 years) subsequent boards had not changed the rule.
    Ex. New modes may emerge in the future in consonance with new research trends and changing social needs.
    Ex. In accord with much existing literature, results indicate that a large part of the gender pay gap is unexplained, even when a wide range of variables are included.
    Ex. The number of titles is expected to double within a relatively short period, judging by the enthusiasm expressed by the publishers.
    Ex. To judge by some of the comments presented here, weeding may function as a homogenizing agent in many public libraries, creating a situation where the product lines (books) offered show little variation from library to library.
    Ex. The public library is not exempt from this rule, and in conformity with it this report has been prepared to offer a detailed answer to the challenge of the public.
    Ex. In her view, it is high time for the plays by this versatile and prolific dramatist to begin elbowing their way into the American repertoire.
    Ex. Judging from the history of warfare and skirmish between the British and the French, I am surprised you are so civil towards each other.
    * * *
    = according to, as far as + Nombre + be + concerned, consistent with, in harmony with, in accordance with, in concert with, in keeping with, in line with, in step with, in tune with, by, pursuant to, in concurrence with, based on, in agreement with, as far as + Sujeto + Verbo, in consonance with, in accord with, judging by, to judge by, in conformity with, in + Posesivo + view, judging from

    Ex: The headings will be arranged according to the filing sequence of the notation (for example, alphabetically for letters or numerically for numbers).

    Ex: As far as users are concerned, standardisation of command languages for different hosts is a highly desirable.
    Ex: If these two questions are considered the choice of titles will be consistent with the choice of author headings.
    Ex: It is argued that the research community is missing an opportunity to design systems that are in better harmony with the actual preferences of many users.
    Ex: The scheme remains discipline oriented, but each class is developed in accordance with strict application of analytico-synthetic principles.
    Ex: AGRIS is an international information system (akin to AGREP) for the agricultural sciences, compiled by the Commission in concert with member states, management of which is in the hands of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
    Ex: This revised chapter modified the code in keeping with the recently agreed ISBD(M), and proposed a slightly different description for monographs.
    Ex: Villahermosa, capital of Tabasco, as the first of Mexico's 31 states, has achieved full library coverage in line with the Programa Nacional de Bibliotecas Publicas.
    Ex: The challenge to the information professional is to integrate the use of information into the fabric of society, in step with the realization that information flow is the lifeline of modern democracies.
    Ex: There was a hard core of dedicated, British-trained librarians who practised their profession in tune with the social, economic and political situation of their time.
    Ex: The name to be chosen for the author must be, by rule 40, 'the name by which he is commonly identified, whether it is his real name, or an assumed name, nickname, title of nobility, or other appellation'.
    Ex: This approach involves the establishment and communication of organizational goals, the setting of individual objectives pursuant to the organizational goals, and the periodic and then final review of performance as it relates to the objectives.
    Ex: In concurrence with the advent of what Anthony Oettinger called 'compunications', the fusion of computing and communication, we need to develop a new vision of a future for national libraries.
    Ex: Libraries will make judgements based on criteria such as better information resources, quicker answers, and more cost-effective services = Las bibliotecas tomarán decisiones de acuerdo con criterios tales como mejores recursos informativos, rapidez de respuesta y servicios más rentables.
    Ex: The findings of this study were in agreement with most similar studies of the journal literature of the humanities with one important exception.
    Ex: As far as he knew (and he had been with the library 37 years) subsequent boards had not changed the rule.
    Ex: New modes may emerge in the future in consonance with new research trends and changing social needs.
    Ex: In accord with much existing literature, results indicate that a large part of the gender pay gap is unexplained, even when a wide range of variables are included.
    Ex: The number of titles is expected to double within a relatively short period, judging by the enthusiasm expressed by the publishers.
    Ex: To judge by some of the comments presented here, weeding may function as a homogenizing agent in many public libraries, creating a situation where the product lines (books) offered show little variation from library to library.
    Ex: The public library is not exempt from this rule, and in conformity with it this report has been prepared to offer a detailed answer to the challenge of the public.
    Ex: In her view, it is high time for the plays by this versatile and prolific dramatist to begin elbowing their way into the American repertoire.
    Ex: Judging from the history of warfare and skirmish between the British and the French, I am surprised you are so civil towards each other.

    Spanish-English dictionary > de acuerdo con

  • 4 dirigir

    v.
    1 to steer (conducir) (coche, barco).
    2 to manage (llevar) (empresa, hotel, hospital).
    dirige mi tesis, me dirige la tesis he's supervising my thesis, he's my PhD supervisor
    3 to direct.
    Ella dirigió el caso She directed the case.
    Ella dirige al equipo She directs the team.
    4 to address (carta, paquete).
    5 to guide (guiar) (person).
    6 to point, to range.
    Ellos dirigen al misil They point the missile.
    7 to drive, to steer, to pilot, to head.
    Ella dirige el avión She drives the plane.
    8 to conduct.
    Ella dirige la orquesta She conducts the orchestra.
    * * *
    (g changes to j before a and o)
    Present Indicative
    dirijo, diriges, dirige, dirigimos, dirigís, dirigen.
    Present Subjunctive
    Imperative
    dirige (tú), dirija (él/Vd.), dirijamos (nos.), dirigid (vos.), dirijan (ellos/Vds.).
    * * *
    verb
    1) to direct, lead
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (=orientar) [+ persona] to direct; [+ asunto] to advise, guide

    lo dirigió con ayuda de un mapashe showed him the way o directed him with the help of a map

    ¿por qué no vas tú delante y nos diriges? — why don't you go first and lead the way?

    palabra 2)
    2) (=apuntar) [+ arma, telescopio] to aim, point (a, hacia at)
    [+ manguera] to turn (a, hacia on) point (a, hacia at)

    dirigió los focos al escenariohe pointed o directed the lights towards the stage

    3) (=destinar)
    a) [+ carta, comentario, pregunta] to address (a to)
    b) [+ libro, programa, producto] to aim (a at)
    c) [+ acusación, críticas] to make (a, contra against)
    level (a, contra at, against) [+ ataques] to make (a, contra against)

    dirigieron graves acusaciones contra el ministro — serious accusations were made against the minister, serious accusations were levelled at o against the minister

    le dirigieron fuertes críticas — he was strongly criticized, he came in for some strong criticism

    d) [+ esfuerzos] to direct (a, hacia to, towards)
    4) (=controlar) [+ empresa, hospital, centro de enseñanza] to run; [+ periódico, revista] to edit, run; [+ expedición, país, sublevación] to lead; [+ maniobra, operación, investigación] to direct, be in charge of; [+ debate] to chair; [+ proceso judicial] to preside over; [+ tesis] to supervise; [+ juego, partido] to referee

    dirigió mal las negociaciones — he handled the negotiations badly, he mismanaged the negotiations

    cotarro 1)
    5) (Cine, Teat) to direct
    6) (Mús) [+ orquesta, concierto] to conduct; [+ coro] to lead

    ¿quién dirigirá el coro? — who will be the choirmaster?, who will lead the choir?

    7) (=conducir) [+ coche] to drive; [+ barco] to steer; [+ caballo] to lead

    dirigió su coche hacia la izquierdahe steered o drove his car towards the left

    2.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) < empresa> to manage, run; <periódico/revista> to run, edit; <investigación/tesis> to supervise; < debate> to lead, chair

    dirigir el tráficoto direct o control the traffic

    b) <obra/película> to direct
    c) < orquesta> to conduct
    2)
    a)

    dirigir algo a alguien<mensaje/carta> to address something to somebody; < críticas> to direct something to somebody

    b)

    dirigir algo hacia or a algo/alguien — < telescopio> to point something toward(s) something/somebody; < pistola> to point something toward(s) something/somebody

    dirigir la mirada hacia or a algo/alguien — to look at something/somebody

    3) ( encaminar)

    dirigir algo a + inf — < esfuerzos> to channel something into -ing; <energía/atención> to direct something toward(s) -ing

    2.
    dirigirse v pron
    2)

    dirigirse a alguien — ( oralmente) to speak o talk to somebody; ( por escrito) to write to somebody

    me dirijo a Vd. para solicitarle... — (Corresp) I am writing to request...

    * * *
    = address, channel, direct, gear (to/toward(s)/for), lead, man, pitch, route, run, steer, head, signpost, give + direction, angle, rule over, lend + direction, shepherd, choreograph, key + Nombre + to.
    Ex. More can be assumed in instructions addressed to the experienced information searcher than in instructions for the novice.
    Ex. Users make suggestions for modifications and these are then channelled through a series of committees.
    Ex. This statement directs the user to adopt a number more specific terms in preference to the general term.
    Ex. Most of the main subject headings lists are geared to the alphabetical subject approach found in dictionary catalogues.
    Ex. A book index is an alphabetically arranged list of words or terms leading the reader to the numbers of pages on which specific topics are considered, or on which specific names appear.
    Ex. The responsibility for manning the one telephone left at the disposal of a residue of callers fell to a single officer who had other duties to carry out to justify his keep.
    Ex. Thus pitching instructions at the right level can be difficult.
    Ex. Requests which cannot be filled by local or regional libraries are automatically routed by the system to NLM as the library of last resort.
    Ex. The service is run by Radio-Suisse and can be accessed via de PSS.
    Ex. They decided that they had to set up information and referral services to steer people to the correct agency.
    Ex. A stickler for details, sometimes to the point of compulsion, Edmonds was deemed a fortuitous choice to head the monumental reorganization process.
    Ex. There is a need for a firststop organization that could signpost the public through the maze of government agencies and social welfare organizations.
    Ex. To give direction to these physical resources, there are objectives for the project and a framework timetable.
    Ex. This publication seems to find particular favour in law firms, possibly because of its currency and the way it is angled towards the commercial world.
    Ex. From the impressive library of his mansion home on Beacon Hill, Ticknor ruled over Boston's intellectual life and was looked to as the leading arbiter of intellectual and social life in that great city.
    Ex. Policies are guidelines that lend direction to planning and decision-making.
    Ex. He showed the ability of a single mind to shepherd cultural ventures.
    Ex. Response to reading room theft should be carefully choreographed but decisive.
    Ex. The case study found that children do have the ability to use a classification scheme that is keyed to their developmental level.
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    * dirigir el cotarro = call + the shots, be the boss, call + the tune, rule + the roost.
    * dirigir el esfuerzo = direct + effort, direct + energy.
    * dirigir información a = direct + information towards.
    * dirigir interpretación musical = conduct.
    * dirigir la atención = put + focus.
    * dirigir la atención a = turn to, direct + Posesivo + attention to(ward).
    * dirigir la mirada hacia = look toward(s).
    * dirigir la palabra = be civil towards.
    * dirigir los intereses de uno = break into.
    * dirigir + Posesivo + atención = turn + Posesivo + attention, turn + Posesivo + thoughts.
    * dirigir + Posesivo + atención a un problema = turn + Posesivo + attention to problem.
    * dirigir + Posesivo + mirada = turn + Posesivo + thoughts.
    * dirigirse = be headed, head, head out.
    * dirigirse a = aim at, check with, turn over to, turn to, make + Posesivo + way to, set off to, turn to, head for, reach out to, head off for/to.
    * dirigirse a Alguien = approach + Alguien.
    * dirigirse amenazadoramente hacia = bear down on.
    * dirigirse a toda prisa hacia = make + haste towards.
    * dirigirse en multitud = beat + the path to.
    * dirigirse hacia = be on + Posesivo + way to, start toward, move toward(s), be heading towards, head for, turn into.
    * dirigirse hacia + Dirección = push + Dirección.
    * dirigirse hacia el oeste = push + westward(s).
    * dirigirse la palabra = on speaking terms.
    * dirigirse rápidamente hacia = make + haste towards.
    * dirigir una crítica hacia = level + criticism at.
    * dirigir una tesis = supervise + dissertation, supervise + thesis.
    * dirigir un servicio = run + service.
    * lectura no dirigida = undirected reading.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) < empresa> to manage, run; <periódico/revista> to run, edit; <investigación/tesis> to supervise; < debate> to lead, chair

    dirigir el tráficoto direct o control the traffic

    b) <obra/película> to direct
    c) < orquesta> to conduct
    2)
    a)

    dirigir algo a alguien<mensaje/carta> to address something to somebody; < críticas> to direct something to somebody

    b)

    dirigir algo hacia or a algo/alguien — < telescopio> to point something toward(s) something/somebody; < pistola> to point something toward(s) something/somebody

    dirigir la mirada hacia or a algo/alguien — to look at something/somebody

    3) ( encaminar)

    dirigir algo a + inf — < esfuerzos> to channel something into -ing; <energía/atención> to direct something toward(s) -ing

    2.
    dirigirse v pron
    2)

    dirigirse a alguien — ( oralmente) to speak o talk to somebody; ( por escrito) to write to somebody

    me dirijo a Vd. para solicitarle... — (Corresp) I am writing to request...

    * * *
    = address, channel, direct, gear (to/toward(s)/for), lead, man, pitch, route, run, steer, head, signpost, give + direction, angle, rule over, lend + direction, shepherd, choreograph, key + Nombre + to.

    Ex: More can be assumed in instructions addressed to the experienced information searcher than in instructions for the novice.

    Ex: Users make suggestions for modifications and these are then channelled through a series of committees.
    Ex: This statement directs the user to adopt a number more specific terms in preference to the general term.
    Ex: Most of the main subject headings lists are geared to the alphabetical subject approach found in dictionary catalogues.
    Ex: A book index is an alphabetically arranged list of words or terms leading the reader to the numbers of pages on which specific topics are considered, or on which specific names appear.
    Ex: The responsibility for manning the one telephone left at the disposal of a residue of callers fell to a single officer who had other duties to carry out to justify his keep.
    Ex: Thus pitching instructions at the right level can be difficult.
    Ex: Requests which cannot be filled by local or regional libraries are automatically routed by the system to NLM as the library of last resort.
    Ex: The service is run by Radio-Suisse and can be accessed via de PSS.
    Ex: They decided that they had to set up information and referral services to steer people to the correct agency.
    Ex: A stickler for details, sometimes to the point of compulsion, Edmonds was deemed a fortuitous choice to head the monumental reorganization process.
    Ex: There is a need for a firststop organization that could signpost the public through the maze of government agencies and social welfare organizations.
    Ex: To give direction to these physical resources, there are objectives for the project and a framework timetable.
    Ex: This publication seems to find particular favour in law firms, possibly because of its currency and the way it is angled towards the commercial world.
    Ex: From the impressive library of his mansion home on Beacon Hill, Ticknor ruled over Boston's intellectual life and was looked to as the leading arbiter of intellectual and social life in that great city.
    Ex: Policies are guidelines that lend direction to planning and decision-making.
    Ex: He showed the ability of a single mind to shepherd cultural ventures.
    Ex: Response to reading room theft should be carefully choreographed but decisive.
    Ex: The case study found that children do have the ability to use a classification scheme that is keyed to their developmental level.
    * dirigir el cotarro = call + the shots, be the boss, call + the tune, rule + the roost.
    * dirigir el esfuerzo = direct + effort, direct + energy.
    * dirigir información a = direct + information towards.
    * dirigir interpretación musical = conduct.
    * dirigir la atención = put + focus.
    * dirigir la atención a = turn to, direct + Posesivo + attention to(ward).
    * dirigir la mirada hacia = look toward(s).
    * dirigir la palabra = be civil towards.
    * dirigir los intereses de uno = break into.
    * dirigir + Posesivo + atención = turn + Posesivo + attention, turn + Posesivo + thoughts.
    * dirigir + Posesivo + atención a un problema = turn + Posesivo + attention to problem.
    * dirigir + Posesivo + mirada = turn + Posesivo + thoughts.
    * dirigirse = be headed, head, head out.
    * dirigirse a = aim at, check with, turn over to, turn to, make + Posesivo + way to, set off to, turn to, head for, reach out to, head off for/to.
    * dirigirse a Alguien = approach + Alguien.
    * dirigirse amenazadoramente hacia = bear down on.
    * dirigirse a toda prisa hacia = make + haste towards.
    * dirigirse en multitud = beat + the path to.
    * dirigirse hacia = be on + Posesivo + way to, start toward, move toward(s), be heading towards, head for, turn into.
    * dirigirse hacia + Dirección = push + Dirección.
    * dirigirse hacia el oeste = push + westward(s).
    * dirigirse la palabra = on speaking terms.
    * dirigirse rápidamente hacia = make + haste towards.
    * dirigir una crítica hacia = level + criticism at.
    * dirigir una tesis = supervise + dissertation, supervise + thesis.
    * dirigir un servicio = run + service.
    * lectura no dirigida = undirected reading.

    * * *
    dirigir [I7 ]
    vt
    A
    1 ‹empresa› to manage, run; ‹periódico/revista› to run, edit; ‹investigación/tesis› to supervise; ‹debate› to lead, chair
    dirigió la operación de rescate he led o directed the rescue operation
    dirigir el tráfico to direct o control the traffic
    2 ‹obra/película› to direct
    3 ‹orquesta› to conduct
    B
    1 ‹mensaje/carta› dirigir algo A algn to address sth TO sb
    esta noche el presidente dirigirá un mensaje a la nación the president will address the nation tonight
    la carta venía dirigida a mí the letter was addressed to me
    dirigió unas palabras de bienvenida a los congresistas he addressed a few words of welcome to the delegates
    las críticas iban dirigidas a los organizadores the criticisms were directed at the organizers
    el folleto va dirigido a padres y educadores the booklet is aimed at parents and teachers
    la pregunta iba dirigida a usted the question was meant for you, I asked you the question
    no me dirigió la palabra he didn't say a word to me
    2 ‹mirada/pasos/telescopio›
    dirigió la mirada hacia el horizonte he looked toward(s) the horizon, he turned his eyes o his gaze toward(s) the horizon
    le dirigió una mirada de reproche she looked at him reproachfully, she gave him a reproachful look
    dirigió sus pasos hacia la esquina he walked toward(s) the corner
    dirigió el telescopio hacia la luna he pointed the telescope toward(s) the moon
    C (encaminar) ‹esfuerzos/acciones› dirigir algo A + INF:
    acciones dirigidas a aliviar el problema measures aimed at alleviating o measures designed to alleviate the problem
    dirigiremos todos nuestros esfuerzos a lograr un acuerdo we shall channel all our efforts into o direct all our efforts toward(s) reaching an agreement
    A
    (ir): nos dirigíamos al aeropuerto we were heading for o we were going to o we were on our way to the airport
    se dirigió a su despacho con paso decidido he strode purposefully toward(s) his office
    se dirigían hacia la frontera they were making o heading for the border
    el buque se dirigía hacia la costa the ship was heading for o toward(s) the coast
    B dirigirse A algn (oralmente) to speak o talk TO sb, address sb ( frml) (por escrito) to write TO sb
    ¿se dirige a mí? are you talking o speaking to me?
    me dirijo a Vd. para solicitarle … ( Corresp) I am writing to request …
    para más información diríjase a … for more information please write to o contact …
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    dirigir ( conjugate dirigir) verbo transitivo
    1
    a) empresa to manage, run;

    periódico/revista to run, edit;
    investigación/tesis to supervise;
    debate to lead, chair;
    tráfico to direct
    b)obra/película to direct;

    orquesta to conduct
    2
    a) dirigir algo a algn ‹mensaje/carta› to address sth to sb;

    críticas› to direct sth to sb;

    no me dirigió la palabra he didn't say a word to me
    b) dirigir algo hacia or a algo/algn ‹ telescopio› to point sth toward(s) sth/sb;

    pistola› to point sth toward(s) sth/sb;
    dirigir la mirada hacia or a algo/algn to look at sth/sb;

    3 ( encaminar) dirigir algo a hacer algo ‹ esfuerzos› to channel sth into doing sth;
    energía/atención› to direct sth toward(s) doing sth
    dirigirse verbo pronominal
    1 ( encaminarse): dirigirse hacia algo to head for sth
    2 dirigirse a algn ( oralmente) to speak o talk to sb;
    ( por escrito) to write to sb
    dirigir verbo transitivo
    1 (estar al mando de) to direct
    (una empresa) to manage
    (un negocio, una escuela) to run
    (un sindicato, partido) to lead
    (un periódico) to edit
    2 (una orquesta) to conduct
    (una película) to direct
    3 (hacer llegar unas palabras, un escrito) to address
    (una mirada) to give
    4 (encaminar, poner en una dirección) to direct, steer: dirigió el coche hacia la salida, he drove his car to the exit
    dirigió la mirada hacia la caja fuerte, she looked towards the strongbox
    dirigió sus pasos hacia el bosque, he made his way towards the wood
    ' dirigir' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    cruzar
    - derivar
    - destinar
    - enchufar
    - enfilar
    - mandar
    - manejar
    - manipular
    - orquestar
    - palabra
    - conducir
    English:
    address
    - aim
    - bend
    - conduct
    - control
    - direct
    - guide
    - lead
    - level
    - manage
    - mastermind
    - operate
    - pitch
    - run
    - shine
    - spearhead
    - steer
    - turn
    - edit
    - head
    - produce
    - target
    * * *
    vt
    1. [conducir] [coche, barco] to steer;
    [avión] to pilot;
    el canal dirige el agua hacia el interior de la región the canal channels the water towards the interior of the region
    2. [estar al cargo de] [empresa, hotel, hospital] to manage;
    [colegio, cárcel, periódico] to run; [partido, revuelta] to lead; [expedición] to head, to lead; [investigación] to supervise;
    dirige mi tesis, me dirige la tesis he's supervising my thesis, he's my PhD supervisor o US advisor
    3. [película, obra de teatro] to direct;
    [orquesta] to conduct
    4. [apuntar]
    dirigió la mirada hacia la puerta he looked towards the door;
    dirige el telescopio al norte point the telescope towards the north;
    dirigió sus acusaciones a las autoridades her accusations were aimed at the authorities
    5. [dedicar, encaminar]
    nos dirigían miradas de lástima they were giving us pitying looks, they were looking at us pityingly;
    dirigir unas palabras a alguien to speak to sb, to address sb;
    dirige sus esfuerzos a incrementar los beneficios she is directing her efforts towards increasing profits, her efforts are aimed at increasing profits;
    dirigen su iniciativa a conseguir la liberación del secuestrado the aim of their initiative is to secure the release of the prisoner;
    dirigió sus pasos hacia la casa he headed towards the house;
    no me dirigen la palabra they don't speak to me;
    un programa dirigido a los amantes de la música clásica a programme (intended) for lovers of classical music;
    consejos dirigidos a los jóvenes advice aimed at the young
    6. [carta, paquete] to address
    7. [guiar] [persona] to guide
    * * *
    v/t
    1 TEA, película direct; MÚS conduct
    2 COM manage, run
    3
    :
    dirigir una carta a address a letter to;
    dirigir una pregunta a direct a question to
    4 ( conducir) lead
    * * *
    dirigir {35} vt
    1) : to direct, to lead
    2) : to address
    3) : to aim, to point
    4) : to conduct (music)
    * * *
    1. (película, tráfico) to direct
    James Cameron dirigió "Titanic" James Cameron directed "Titanic"
    2. (empresa, equipo) to manage
    ¿quién dirige la selección española? who manages the Spanish national team?
    3. (negocio, organización, sistema) to run [pt. ran; pp. run]
    4. (expedición, investigación, partido) to lead [pt. & pp. led]
    5. (libro, medida) to aim / to direct
    6. (carta, palabras) to address
    7. (orquesta) to conduct

    Spanish-English dictionary > dirigir

  • 5 dirigir la palabra

    Ex. Judging from the history of warfare and skirmish between the British and the French, I am surprised you are so civil towards each other.
    * * *

    Ex: Judging from the history of warfare and skirmish between the British and the French, I am surprised you are so civil towards each other.

    Spanish-English dictionary > dirigir la palabra

  • 6 faltar

    v.
    1 to lack, to be missing, to have not enough.
    Me falta comida I lack food.
    Me falta comida I lack food.
    Falta un tornillo A screw is missing.
    2 to be lacking, to be needed.
    falta aire there's not enough air
    falta sal it needs a bit of salt
    3 to be necessary, to have yet to, to have still to. (hacer falta).
    me falta tiempo I need time
    para que su felicidad fuera completa sólo faltaba que viniera su hijo all it needed to make her happiness complete was for her son to arrive
    ¡lo que me faltaba! that's all I needed!
    sólo le faltó ponerse a llorar he did everything but burst into tears
    Me falta terminar esto I have still to finish this.
    4 to be absent or missing (estar ausente).
    falta Elena Elena is missing
    el día que yo falte when I have passed on
    Falta María Mary is absent.
    5 to offend.
    Me faltó mi hermana My sister offended me.
    Me faltó mi hermano My brother offended me.
    6 to omit, to skip.
    7 to become scarce for.
    Me faltó el dinero Money became scarce for me.
    Me faltó el dinero Money became scarce for me.
    8 to be not enough.
    Falta comida There is not enough food.
    9 to be yet to.
    Falta barrer There is yet to sweep.
    10 to be offended.
    Se me faltó I was offended.
    * * *
    1 (no estar una cosa) to be missing; (una persona) to be absent
    ¿quién falta? who's missing?
    mañana a las tres, ¡no faltes! tomorrow at three, be sure to come!
    2 (haber poco) to be lacking, be needed
    falta (más) leche we need (more) milk, there isn't enough milk
    3 (no tener) to lack, not have (enough)
    4 (quedar) to remain, be left
    ¿cuánto falta para Alicante? how much further is it to Alicante?
    falta poco para que... it won't be long till...
    5 (no respetar) to insult, be rude to
    \
    faltar a la verdad not to tell the truth, lie
    faltar a su deber to fail in one's duty
    faltar a su palabra to break one's word
    faltar a su promesa not to keep one's promise
    faltar al respeto a alguien to be rude to somebody, insult somebody
    faltar en los pagos not to keep up with the payments
    ¡lo que me (te, le, etc) faltaba! that's all I (you, he, etc) needed!
    ¡no faltaba más! (por supuesto) of course!, but of course! 2 (por supuesto que no) absolutely not!
    ¡sólo me (te, le, etc) faltaba eso! that's all I (you, he, etc) needed!
    * * *
    verb
    3) be unfaithful, break
    * * *
    VI
    1) (=no haber suficiente)

    faltar algo a algn, le falta todavía un impreso — you still need another form

    ¿te falta dinero? — do you need any money?

    2) (=no estar) to be missing

    ¿quién falta? — who's missing?, who's not here?

    no podemos irnos, falta Manolo — we can't go, Manolo isn't here yet

    no faltar, un desayuno en el que no faltan los huevos y el beicon — a breakfast which doesn't fail to include eggs and bacon

    no falta quien opina que... — there are those who think that...

    3) (=no ir)

    ¡no faltaré! — I'll be there!

    faltar a una cita[de negocios] to miss an appointment, not to turn up for an appointment; [con amigo] not to turn up for a date

    faltar a claseto miss school

    faltar al trabajoto be off work

    4) (=quedar)

    falta todavía bastante por hacer — there is still quite a lot to be done, quite a lot remains to be done

    falta mucho todavía — there's plenty of time to go yet

    ¿falta mucho? — is there long to go?

    ¿te falta mucho? — will you be long?

    faltar para algo, faltan tres semanas para las elecciones — there are three weeks to go to the election, the election is three weeks off

    faltan cinco para las siete LAm it's five to seven

    falta poco para las ocho — it's nearly eight o'clock, it's getting on for eight o'clock

    5) (=estar a punto de)
    6) (=insultar)

    ¡sin faltar!, ¿eh? — keep it polite, right?

    faltar a algn(=ofender) to offend sb; (=ser infiel a) to be unfaithful to sb; (=no apoyar) to fail sb

    faltar a algn al respeto — to be rude to sb, be disrespectful to sb

    7) (=no cumplir)

    faltar en algo, faltar en los pagos — to default on one's payments

    decencia 1), palabra 4), promesa 1., 1), respeto 1), verdad 1)
    8) euf (=estar muerto)
    * * *
    verbo intransitivo
    1)
    a) ( no estar) to be missing

    ¿quién falta? — who's missing?; (en colegio, reunión de trabajo) who's absent?

    falta de su domicilio — she has been missing from home; (+ me/te/le etc)

    más vale que sobre comida y no que falte — it's better to have too much food than too little; (+ me/te/le etc)

    2) ( quedar)

    yo estoy lista ¿a ti te falta mucho? — I'm ready, will you be long?

    falta poco para las diezit's almost o nearly ten o'clock

    ¿te falta mucho para terminar? — will it take you long to finish?

    ¿falta mucho para que llegue? — will it be long until she arrives?

    nos falta poco para terminar/llegar — we're almost finished/there

    aún falta mucho — ( tiempo) there's plenty of time yet; ( distancia) there's a long way to go yet

    esto es lo único que faltaba! — (iró) that's all I/we needed! (iro)

    no faltaba or faltaría más! — ( respuesta - a un agradecimiento) don't mention it!; (- a una petición) of course, certainly; (- a un ofrecimiento) I wouldn't hear of it!; ( expresando indignación) whatever next!

    3)

    te esperamos, no faltes — we're expecting you, make sure you come

    faltar a algoal colegio/a clase to be absent from something; a una cita to miss something

    faltar a algo: faltó a su promesa/palabra he didn't keep his promise/word; no me faltes al or (CS) el respeto! don't be rude to me; faltas a la verdad — you are not telling the truth

    * * *
    = lack, be lacking, be short of.
    Ex. I think that we have established a communication which we have lacked in the past.
    Ex. The blame was not theirs that they were so lacking in gumption.
    Ex. Libraries are ordinarily short of space for collections, staff, and readers = Generalmente, las bibliotecas andan faltas de espacio para las colecciones, el personal y los lectores.
    ----
    * al que no se puede dejar de faltar = unmissable.
    * empezar a faltar = be in short supply, be at a premium.
    * faltar a clase = play + hooky, skip + class, play + truant, bunk off, bunk + classes, skive, bunk + school.
    * faltar al respeto = disrespect, diss.
    * faltar a una clase = miss + class, cut + class.
    * faltar a una promesa = go back on + Posesivo + promise.
    * faltar de = be absent (from).
    * faltar el canto de un duro para = by the skin of + Posesivo + teeth, come + very close to.
    * faltar el respeto = disrespect, diss.
    * faltar mucho = be a long way off.
    * faltar mucho (para) = there + be + a long way to go (before), have + a long way to go (before).
    * faltar poco (para) = have + a short way to go (before).
    * faltar un poco = be some way off.
    * faltar versatilidad = be a one-trip pony.
    * no faltar el respeto = be civil towards.
    * para que no falte = for good measure.
    * para que no falte de nada = for good measure.
    * para que no vaya a faltar = for good measure.
    * pieza clave que falta = missing piece.
    * trabajo + no faltar = have + Posesivo + work cut out for + Pronombre, have + Posesivo + job cut out for + Pronombre.
    * * *
    verbo intransitivo
    1)
    a) ( no estar) to be missing

    ¿quién falta? — who's missing?; (en colegio, reunión de trabajo) who's absent?

    falta de su domicilio — she has been missing from home; (+ me/te/le etc)

    más vale que sobre comida y no que falte — it's better to have too much food than too little; (+ me/te/le etc)

    2) ( quedar)

    yo estoy lista ¿a ti te falta mucho? — I'm ready, will you be long?

    falta poco para las diezit's almost o nearly ten o'clock

    ¿te falta mucho para terminar? — will it take you long to finish?

    ¿falta mucho para que llegue? — will it be long until she arrives?

    nos falta poco para terminar/llegar — we're almost finished/there

    aún falta mucho — ( tiempo) there's plenty of time yet; ( distancia) there's a long way to go yet

    esto es lo único que faltaba! — (iró) that's all I/we needed! (iro)

    no faltaba or faltaría más! — ( respuesta - a un agradecimiento) don't mention it!; (- a una petición) of course, certainly; (- a un ofrecimiento) I wouldn't hear of it!; ( expresando indignación) whatever next!

    3)

    te esperamos, no faltes — we're expecting you, make sure you come

    faltar a algoal colegio/a clase to be absent from something; a una cita to miss something

    faltar a algo: faltó a su promesa/palabra he didn't keep his promise/word; no me faltes al or (CS) el respeto! don't be rude to me; faltas a la verdad — you are not telling the truth

    * * *
    = lack, be lacking, be short of.

    Ex: I think that we have established a communication which we have lacked in the past.

    Ex: The blame was not theirs that they were so lacking in gumption.
    Ex: Libraries are ordinarily short of space for collections, staff, and readers = Generalmente, las bibliotecas andan faltas de espacio para las colecciones, el personal y los lectores.
    * al que no se puede dejar de faltar = unmissable.
    * empezar a faltar = be in short supply, be at a premium.
    * faltar a clase = play + hooky, skip + class, play + truant, bunk off, bunk + classes, skive, bunk + school.
    * faltar al respeto = disrespect, diss.
    * faltar a una clase = miss + class, cut + class.
    * faltar a una promesa = go back on + Posesivo + promise.
    * faltar de = be absent (from).
    * faltar el canto de un duro para = by the skin of + Posesivo + teeth, come + very close to.
    * faltar el respeto = disrespect, diss.
    * faltar mucho = be a long way off.
    * faltar mucho (para) = there + be + a long way to go (before), have + a long way to go (before).
    * faltar poco (para) = have + a short way to go (before).
    * faltar un poco = be some way off.
    * faltar versatilidad = be a one-trip pony.
    * no faltar el respeto = be civil towards.
    * para que no falte = for good measure.
    * para que no falte de nada = for good measure.
    * para que no vaya a faltar = for good measure.
    * pieza clave que falta = missing piece.
    * trabajo + no faltar = have + Posesivo + work cut out for + Pronombre, have + Posesivo + job cut out for + Pronombre.

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    faltar [A1 ]
    vi
    A
    1 (no estar) to be missing
    aquí faltan tres recibos there are three receipts missing
    falta dinero de la caja there's some money missing from the till
    ¿estamos todos? — no, falta Inés are we all here? — no, Inés is missing o Inés isn't here
    (+ me/te/le etc): te falta un botón you have a button missing, you're missing a button
    revisen sus bolsos a ver si les falta algo check your bags to see if there's anything missing
    le faltan todos los dientes de abajo he's lost all his bottom teeth
    a esta taza le falta el asa there's no handle on this cup
    a la muñeca le falta un brazo the doll is missing an arm, the doll has an arm missing
    falta de su domicilio desde hace un mes she has been missing from home for a month
    el día que yo falte ¿qué va a ser de este chico? ( euf); what will become of this boy when I'm gone? ( euph)
    2
    (no haber suficiente): no faltará vino there will be plenty of wine, there will be no shortage of wine
    más vale que sobre comida y no que falte it's better to have too much food than too little
    (+ me/te/le etc): me falta el aire I can't breathe
    nos faltó tiempo para terminar we didn't have enough time to finish
    le falta experiencia he lacks experience, he doesn't have enough/any experience
    ganas no me faltan, pero no tengo dinero I'd love to, but I haven't got any money
    (no haber): no falta quien piensa que fue un error there are those who think it was a mistake
    no faltará oportunidad de retribuirles la atención there will be plenty of opportunities to return their kindness
    4
    (hacer falta): le falta alguien que la aconseje she needs someone to advise her
    le falta un objetivo en la vida he needs a goal in life
    B
    (quedar): yo estoy lista ¿a ti te falta mucho? I'm ready, will you be long?
    a la carne le faltarán unos 15 minutos the meat needs another 15 minutes or so
    sólo me falta pasarlo a máquina all I have to do is type it out, I just need to type it out
    el pastel está listo, sólo falta decorarlo the cake is ready, it just needs decorating
    todavía me falta pintar la puerta I still have to paint the door, I've still got the door to paint
    falta poco para Pascua it's not long until Easter
    faltaba poco para las diez it was almost o nearly ten o'clock, it was going on for ten o'clock ( BrE)
    sólo faltan cinco minutos para que empiece la carrera there are just five minutes to go before the race starts
    ¿falta mucho para que llegue la abuela? will it be long until grandma arrives?
    ya falta poco para llegar we're nearly o almost there now
    se puso furioso, poco faltó para que me pegara he got so angry, he nearly hit me
    me faltan tres páginas para terminar el libro I have three pages to go to finish the book
    ¿te falta mucho para terminar? will it take you long to finish?, have you got much more to do?
    todavía faltan muchas cosas por hacer there are still a lot of things to do
    ¡esto es lo único que faltaba! ( iró); that's all I/we needed! ( iro)
    ¡lo que me faltaba por oír! now I've heard everything!
    ¡faltaría or no faltaba más! (en respuestaa un agradecimiento) don't mention it!, you're welcome!; (— a un pedido) of course, certainly; (— a un ofrecimiento, una atención) I wouldn't hear of it!; (expresando indignación) can you imagine!, whatever next!
    pase usted primero — ¡no faltaba más! after you — no, after you!
    C
    1
    (no asistir): te esperamos, no faltes we're expecting you, make sure you come
    faltar A algo to be absent FROM sth
    falta mucho a clase he's often absent (from school), he misses a lot of classes
    esta semana ha faltado dos veces al trabajo she's been off work twice this week, she's stayed home from work twice this week ( AmE)
    nunca falta a una cita he never misses an appointment
    2 (no cumplir) faltar A algo:
    faltó a su promesa/palabra he didn't keep his promise/word, he broke his promise/word
    ¡no le faltes al or (CS) el respeto a tu padre! don't be rude to your father
    no le falté I wasn't rude to him
    faltas a la verdad you are not telling the truth
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    faltar ( conjugate faltar) verbo intransitivo
    1

    ¿quién falta? who's missing?;


    (en colegio, reunión) who's absent?;

    a esta taza le falta el asa there's no handle on this cup


    nos faltó tiempo we didn't have enough time


    les falta cariño they need affection
    2 ( quedar):
    yo estoy lista ¿a ti te falta mucho? I'm ready, will you be long?;

    nos falta poco para terminar we're almost finished;
    me faltan tres páginas para terminar el libro I have three pages to go to finish the book;
    solo me falta pasarlo a máquina all I have to do is type it out;
    falta poco para Navidad it's not long until Christmas;
    faltan cinco minutos para que empiece there are five minutes to go before it starts;
    ¡no faltaba más! ( respuestaa un agradecimiento) don't mention it!;

    (— a una petición) of course, certainly;
    (— a un ofrecimiento) I wouldn't hear of it!
    3
    a) ( no asistir):

    te esperamos, no faltes we're expecting you, make sure you come;

    faltar a algo ‹ al colegio› to be absent from sth;

    a una cita to miss sth;

    ha faltado dos veces al trabajo she's been off work twice
    b) ( no cumplir):


    ¡no me faltes al respeto! don't be rude to me
    faltar verbo intransitivo
    1 (estar ausente) to be missing: falta el jefe, the boss is missing
    2 (no tener) to be lacking: le falta personalidad, he lacks personality
    3 (restar) to be left: aún falta para la Navidad, it's a long time until Christmas
    faltó poco para que ganaran, they very nearly won
    no falta nada por hacer, there's nothing more to be done
    sólo me falta el último capítulo por leer, I've only got the last chapter to read
    4 (no acudir) tu hermano faltó a la cita, your brother didn't turn up/come
    5 (incumplir) eso es faltar a la verdad, that is not telling the truth
    faltar uno a su palabra, to break one's word
    6 (insultar) faltar a alguien, to be rude to someone: ¡sin faltar!, don't be rude!
    (ofender) no era mi intención faltarte al respeto, I didn't mean to be rude to you
    ♦ Locuciones: ¡lo que faltaba!, that's all it needed!
    ¡no faltaba más!, (but) of course!
    ' faltar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    ahogarse
    - quedar
    - respeto
    - tornillo
    English:
    default setting
    - go back on
    - missing
    - unaccounted
    - word
    - absent
    - go
    - hooky
    - miss
    - skip
    - truant
    * * *
    faltar vi
    1. [no haber] to be lacking, to be needed;
    falta aire there's not enough air;
    le falta sal it needs a bit of salt;
    faltó comida there wasn't enough food;
    a esta casa no le falta nada this house lacks nothing o has everything;
    después del robo faltaban dos cuadros after the robbery, two paintings were missing;
    abrí la cartera y me faltaban varios documentos I opened my briefcase and several documents were missing
    2. [estar ausente] to be absent o missing;
    falta Elena Elena is missing;
    el día que yo falte when I have passed on;
    falta de su domicilio desde hace tres semanas she has been missing (from home) for three weeks
    3. [no acudir]
    sólo faltaron mis padres only my parents weren't there o failed to turn up;
    faltar a una cita not to turn up at an appointment;
    ¡no faltes (a la cita)! don't miss it!, be there!;
    ha faltado a clase tres veces esta semana she has been absent o off three days this week;
    últimamente ha faltado mucho al trabajo he's been off work a lot recently, he's had a lot of time off work recently
    4. [no cumplir]
    faltó a su palabra she went back on her word, she broke o didn't keep her word;
    faltó a su obligación he neglected his duty;
    faltó a la verdad she wasn't being truthful, she wasn't telling the truth
    5. [ofender]
    faltar a alguien en algo to offend sb in sth;
    faltar a alguien al respeto to be disrespectful to sb;
    ¡a mí no me faltes!, ¡sin faltar! don't you speak to me like that!
    6. [no tener]
    le faltan las fuerzas he lacks o doesn't have the strength;
    le falta experiencia she lacks experience;
    le falta una mano he has got only one hand;
    al equipo le faltan buenos defensas the team is short of good defenders;
    le falta una pata a la mesa the table is missing a leg;
    me faltan palabras para expresar mi agradecimiento I can't find the words to express my gratitude
    7. [hacer falta]
    me falta tiempo I need time;
    nos va a faltar cerveza we're going to run out of beer, we're not going to have enough beer;
    para que su felicidad fuera completa sólo faltaba que viniera su hijo all it needed to make her happiness complete was for her son to arrive;
    ganas no nos faltan, pero no vamos a poder ir it isn't because we don't want to, but we won't be able to go;
    sólo le faltó ponerse a llorar he did everything but burst into tears;
    ¡lo que me faltaba! that's all I needed!;
    ¡lo que faltaba, otro pinchazo! that's all I needed, another flat tyre!
    8. [quedar]
    falta mucho por hacer there is still a lot to be done;
    falta poco para llenar del todo el camión the truck o Br lorry is almost completely full now;
    sólo te falta firmar all you have to do is sign;
    falta un mes para las vacaciones there's a month to go till the holidays;
    ¿falta mucho para el final? is there long to go?;
    falta poco para las once it's nearly eleven o'clock;
    falta poco para que llegue it won't be long till he arrives, he'll soon be here;
    ¿cuánto falta para Bogotá? how much further is it to Bogota?;
    aún faltan 10 kilómetros there are still 10 kilometres to go;
    faltó poco para que lo matase I very nearly killed him;
    ¿lo mató? – poco faltó did she kill him? – very nearly
    9. Euf [morir] to pass away
    10. [en frases]
    ¡no faltaba o [m5] faltaría más! [asentimiento] of course!;
    [rechazo] that tops it all!, that's a bit much!;
    claro que puedes usar mi teléfono, ¡no faltaba o [m5] faltaría más! of course you can use my telephone, there's no need for you to ask;
    por supuesto que no te dejo ir, ¡faltaría más! of course I'm not letting you go, what can you be thinking of!
    * * *
    v/i
    1 be missing;
    cuando falten mis padres when my parents die
    2 ( quedar)
    :
    falta una hora there’s an hour to go;
    faltan 10 kilómetros there are 10 kilometers to go;
    sólo falta hacer la salsa there’s only the sauce to do;
    falta poco para las diez it’s almost o nearly ten o’clock;
    falta poco para que empiece la película it won’t be long before the film starts, the film will be starting soon;
    faltó poco para que me cayera I almost o nearly fell;
    y por si faltaba algo … and as if that wasn’t enough …
    3
    :
    faltar a be absent from;
    faltar a clase miss class, be absent from class
    4
    :
    faltar a alguien be disrespectful to s.o.;
    faltar a su palabra not keep one’s word
    5
    :
    ¡no faltaba o
    faltaría más! ( por supuesto) certainly!, of course!; (de ninguna manera) certainly not!;
    ¡lo que faltaba! that’s all I/we etc needed!
    * * *
    faltar vi
    1) : to be lacking, to be needed
    me falta ayuda: I need help
    2) : to be absent, to be missing
    3) quedar: to remain, to be left
    faltan pocos días para la fiesta: the party is just a few days away
    4)
    ¡no faltaba más! : don't mention it!, you're welcome!
    * * *
    faltar vb
    1. (no estar) to be missing
    2. (no haber suficiente) not to be enough
    3. (carecer de) to lack
    4. (no acudir) to miss
    5. (quedar tiempo) to be left
    6. (quedar por hacer) to have to do
    7. (ofender, molestar) to be rude
    faltar a tu palabra to break your word [pt. broke; pp. broken]
    no faltaba más / faltaría más (desde luego) of course / certainly (ni pensarlo) no way

    Spanish-English dictionary > faltar

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    adv.
    1 not.
    no sé I don't know
    no es fácil it's not easy, it isn't easy
    no tiene dinero he has no money, he hasn't got any money
    no veo nada I can't see anything
    todavía no not yet
    ¿has oído las noticias? — no have you heard the news? — no o no, I haven't
    ¿aprobó? — no did she pass? — no o no, she didn't
    ¿comen juntos? -- no siempre do they go for lunch together? -- not always
    no fumadores non-smokers
    2 no, not.
    intj.
    no, nah, no way, nay.
    m.
    no.
    * * *
    NO
    1 ( nordoeste) northwest; (símbolo) NW
    * * *
    adv.
    1) no, not
    2) non
    * * *
    ABR
    = noroeste NW
    * * *
    (= noroeste) NW
    * * *
    = by no means, NOT, nay, no, not.
    Nota: Negación usada con verbos; para los nombres, véase no.
    Ex. However, UDC is by no means always applied to this degree of detail in libraries.
    Ex. The Boolean logic operator NOT excludes records containing a particular word.
    Ex. Said another timidly, nay, sheepishly: 'You can see we need help, can't you Mr. Bibeau?'.
    Ex. In either case, the patient keys in the responses, which may be as simple as 'yes' or 'no'.
    Ex. The Boolean logic operator not excludes records containing a particular word.
    ----
    * alfabeto no romano = non-Roman alphabet.
    * aún no nacido = unborn.
    * aunque no lo creas = believe it or not.
    * base de datos no bibliográfica = non-bibliographic database.
    * catalogación no automatizada = non-computerised cataloguing.
    * con datos no pertinentes = dirty [dirtier -comp., dirtiest -sup.].
    * ¿de dónde si no...? = where else...?.
    * ¡Dios no lo quiera! = God forbid.
    * documento recuperado no pertinente = false drop.
    * el no va más = the be all and end all, the bee's knees.
    * el último pero no el menos importante = the last but by no means least.
    * encabezamiento no admitido = non-approved heading.
    * encabezamiento no específico = non-specific heading.
    * esto no quiere decir que = this is not to say that.
    * evaluación no intrusiva = unobtrusive evaluation.
    * información no codificada = non-coded information.
    * lo creas o no = believe it or not.
    * material no devuelto = non-return.
    * material no impreso = non-print [nonprint], non-print media.
    * modo no interactivo = non-interactive mode.
    * ¿no? = do you?, do you?.
    * no {predisponer} en contra = stay on + the right side of.
    * no abandonar = stick with, stand by.
    * no abrasivo = non-abrasive.
    * no aburrir a Alguien con todos los detalles = spare + Nombe + all the details.
    * no académico = non-academic.
    * no acentuado = unaccented.
    * no aceptar = disavow.
    * no aceptarse = go by + the board.
    * no aceptar un no por respuesta = not take + no for an answer.
    * no acercarse a = steer + clear of, stay away from, give + Nombre + a wide berth, steer away from.
    * no acercarse a Algo ni muerto = would not touch + Nombre + with a barge pole.
    * no ácido = acid-free.
    * no acostumbrado a = unfamiliar with.
    * no actual = non-current.
    * no actuando en capacidad de autor = non-authorial.
    * no actuar como se debe = be remiss.
    * no actuar correctamente = be remiss.
    * no actuar debidamente = be remiss.
    * no acudir = stay away.
    * no acuoso = non-aqueous.
    * no admitir discusión = be out of the question.
    * no adosado = detached.
    * no afectado = unaffected.
    * no afectar = be immune against, leave + unaffected.
    * no afiliado = unaffiliated.
    * no afín = nonrelative [non-relative].
    * no agobiarse = take + Posesivo + time.
    * no agravante = non-exacerbating.
    * no agrupado = unclustered.
    * no aguantar más = have had enough.
    * no aguantar ver Algo o Alguien = can't stand + sight.
    * no alcanzar a + Infinitivo (con mucho) = fall (far) short of + Gerundio.
    * no alergénico = non-allergenic.
    * no alfabetizado = non-literate.
    * no amante de la literatura = non-literary.
    * no americano = non-US, un-American.
    * no amortizable = irredeemable.
    * no analizado = unexamined.
    * no anclado = unanchored.
    * no andar con reparos = make + no bones about + Algo.
    * no andar con tapujos = make + no bones about + Algo.
    * no andar en nada bueno = be up to no good, get up to + no good.
    * no andar muy equivocado = be in the right realm.
    * no andarse con rodeos = call + a spade a spade.
    * no antes de = no sooner than.
    * no añorar el pasado = never + look back.
    * no aparecer = be not included.
    * no apartarse del buen camino = keep on + the right track.
    * no aprovechar Algo lo suficiente = under-exploit [underexploit].
    * no aprovechar el potencial = fall (far) short of + potential, fall (far) behind + potential.
    * no apto para menores = X-rated.
    * no arrepentirse = not look back, never + look back.
    * no arriesgarse = play it + safe.
    * no asignado = unallocated, unassigned.
    * no asistencia = non-attendance.
    * no asistente = non-attender [nonattender].
    * no asistir = stay away.
    * no atendido = unsatisfied.
    * no atreverse a = flinch at/from, have + no stomach for.
    * no atreverse a tratar = fear to + tread.
    * no auténtico = unauthentic.
    * no autorizado = unauthorised [unauthorized, -USA], unapproved.
    * no avanzar = tread + water.
    * no avanzar más = go + no further.
    * no bajarse del burro = stick to + Posesivo + guns.
    * no bastar = not be good enough.
    * no bibliográfico = non-book [nonbook], non-bibliographic, non-bibliographical.
    * no bibliotecario = non-librarian.
    * no británico = non-UK.
    * no buscarle las pulgas al perro = let + sleeping dogs lie.
    * no cabe ni un alfiler = no room to swing a cat.
    * no caber en sí de alegría = thrill + Nombre + to bits, be chuffed to bits, be tickled pink.
    * no cambiar = keep + it up, keep up + the good work, keep up + the great work, stand + pat.
    * no canjeable = irredeemable.
    * no cantante = nonsinger.
    * no cantes victoria antes de tiempo = don't count your chickens before they are hatched.
    * no captar la idea = miss + the point.
    * no ceder = stand + Posesivo + ground, put + Posesivo + foot down.
    * no ceder a las presiones = withstand + pressure.
    * no ceder terreno = stand + Posesivo + ground.
    * no centrado = unfocused [unfocussed].
    * no científico = unscientific.
    * no cobrado = uncollected.
    * no codificado = non-coded.
    * no coercitivo = non-coercive.
    * no coger Algo = go (way) over + Posesivo + head.
    * no coger por sorpresa = come as + no surprise.
    * no coincidente = ill matched.
    * no colar = Negativo + hold + water.
    * no comentado = unannotated.
    * no comercial = non-profit making, non-commercial [noncommercial].
    * no compatible = non-compatible.
    * no compensatorio = non-compensatory [noncompensatory].
    * no comprender = be beyond + Pronombre.
    * no comprobado = untested.
    * no comprometido = uncommitted.
    * no concebirse desde ningún punto de vista = be impossible under any hypothesis.
    * no concentrado = unfocused [unfocussed].
    * no concentrar el esfuerzo = spread + Nombre + thinly.
    * no concordar con = be at odds with.
    * no conducir a nada = be exercises in + futility.
    * no conductual = nonbehavioural [nonbehavioral, -USA].
    * no confirmado = unsubstantiated.
    * no conformarse con un no = not take + no for an answer.
    * no conmovedor = unmoving.
    * no conocer a Alguien de nada = not know + Pronombre + from Adam.
    * no conocer a Alguien para nada = not know + Pronombre + from Adam.
    * no conseguir nada = achieve + nothing.
    * no conseguir ni una cosa ni otra = fall (between/through) + the cracks.
    * no considerarse parte de = hold + Reflexivo + apart from.
    * no consumible = nonconsumptive.
    * no consumidor = nonconsumptive.
    * no contagioso = non-contagious.
    * no contaminado = untainted, uncontaminated.
    * no contar = be out of the picture.
    * no contar con = leave + Nombre + out of the picture, drop + Nombre + out of the picture.
    * no contar con la aprobación = frown on/upon.
    * no contencioso = non-contentious.
    * no convencional = non-conventional.
    * no convexo = nonconvex [non-convex].
    * no corregido = uncorrected.
    * no correlativo = non-consecutive.
    * no correr prisa = there + be + no hurry.
    * no corroborado = unsubstantiated.
    * no creerse Algo al pie de la letra = take + Nombre + with a pinch of salt.
    * no creerse Algo del todo = take + Nombre + with a pinch of salt.
    * no crítico = non-critical.
    * no cualificado = unskilled.
    * no cuestionarse la veracidad de Algo temporalmente = suspend + disbelief.
    * no cumplido = unfulfilled, unrealised [unrealized, -USA].
    * no cumplir = fall + short of, welsh on.
    * no cumplir con el plazo de publicación = miss + publication deadline.
    * no cumplir con + Posesivo + deber = be remiss.
    * no cumplir las expectativas = fall + short of expectations.
    * no cumplir lo esperado = fall + short of expectations.
    * no cumplir lo prometido = fall + short of + Posesivo + promise.
    * no cumplir una norma = fall (far) short of + norm.
    * no cumplir un objetivo = fall + short of goal.
    * no cumplir unos criterios = fall (far) short of + criteria.
    * no cumplir unos requisitos = fall + short of requirements.
    * no cursar una asignatura = skip + grades.
    * no dar crédito a = disbelief.
    * no dar crédito a + Posesivo + oídos = not believe + Posesivo + ears.
    * no dar crédito a + Posesivo + ojos = not believe + Posesivo + eyes.
    * no dar fruto = come to + nothing.
    * no darle demasiada importancia a Algo = think + little of.
    * no darle demasiada importancia a + Infinitivo = think + nothing of + Gerundio.
    * no darle importancia a = think + very little about/of.
    * no dar más de sí = stretch + Nombre + to the limit, overstretch.
    * no dar ningún resultado = give + zero results, be of no avail, be to no avail.
    * no darse cuenta de = sneak under + the radar, go + unnoticed.
    * no darse de cuenta de = be blind to.
    * no darse por vencido fácilmente = not take + no for an answer.
    * no dar una impresión clara = send + mixed signals.
    * no debemos + Infinitivo = let us not + Infinitivo.
    * no deber nada = pay + Posesivo + dues.
    * no + deber + sorprender que = it + be + not surprising that.
    * no debes juzgar un libro por el color de sus pastas = don't judge a book by its cover, don't judge a book by its cover.
    * no debidamente reconocido = unsung.
    * no decir a Alguien lo que está ocurriendo = leave + Nombre + in the dark.
    * no decir nada = keep + quiet.
    * no decir nada a nadie = lips + seal.
    * no decir nada nuevo = much ado about nothing.
    * no decir palabrotas = watch + Posesivo + mouth.
    * no de comportamiento = nonbehavioural [nonbehavioral, -USA].
    * no de conducta = nonbehavioural [nonbehavioral, -USA].
    * no decreciente = non-decreasing.
    * no dedicado a la investigación = non-research.
    * no definido = unstated.
    * no definirse = sit on + the fence.
    * no dejar a nadie fuera = inclusivity.
    * no dejar de enviar + Nombre = keep + Nombre + coming.
    * no dejar de mandar + Nombre = keep + Nombre + coming.
    * no dejar duda = leave + little doubt.
    * no dejar entrar = turn + Nombre + away, keep out.
    * no dejar ninguna duda = leave + no doubt.
    * no dejar ni un cabo suelto = tie up + all the loose ends.
    * no dejar pasar = keep out.
    * no dejar pasar la oportunidad = ride + the wave.
    * no dejar títere con cabeza = turn + everything upside down.
    * no deliberado = unintentional.
    * no del todo maduro = underripe.
    * no democrático = undemocratic.
    * no desanimarse = keep + Posesivo + chin up.
    * no descansar en + Posesivo + tumba = spin + in + Posesivo + grave.
    * no descriptor = non-descriptor.
    * no deseado = unwanted, undesired, uninvited.
    * no desfallecer = keep up.
    * no desgastarse fácilmente = wear + well.
    * no desglosable = unbreakable.
    * no desmerecer = compare + favourably.
    * no destructivo = non-destructive.
    * no desvelar + Posesivo + identidad = protect + Posesivo + identity.
    * no determinista = nondeterministic [non-deterministic].
    * no devolverse = be non-refundable.
    * no diferenciador = nondistinctive.
    * no diferenciarse de = be nothing short of.
    * no digno de confianza = untrustworthy.
    * no discapacitado = able-bodied.
    * no disciplinario = impunitive.
    * no discriminatorio con respecto al sexo = gender neutral.
    * no disponible = not applicable [N/A].
    * no disponible para el préstamo = not-loanable.
    * no dispuesto = unprepared.
    * no distinguir entre... y... = make + little distinction between... and....
    * no distintivo = nondistinctive.
    * no distribuido = undelivered, undelivered.
    * no docente = non-teaching.
    * no económico = non-economic [noneconomic].
    * no educativo = non-teaching, non-educational.
    * no efímero = non-volatile [nonvolatile].
    * no eléctrico = nonelectrical [non-electrical].
    * no encontrar nada + Adjetivo = find far from + Adjetivo.
    * no encontrar ni el pie ni la cabeza = can't make head(s) or tail(s) of.
    * no encontrar palabras = be at a loss for words, be lost for words.
    * no en inglés = non-English.
    * no entender = be beyond + Pronombre.
    * no entender Algo = go (way) over + Posesivo + head.
    * no entender lo esencial = miss + the point.
    * no entender ni una papa de = can't make head(s) or tail(s) of.
    * no entendido por la materia = outsider.
    * no entregado = undelivered.
    * no envío = non-shipment.
    * no epiléptico = non-epileptic.
    * no es asombroso que = not surprisingly, unsurprisingly.
    * no escatimar = unstinting.
    * no escatimar dinero = lavish + money.
    * no escatimar gastos = go to + town on, lash out (on).
    * no escrito = unwritten.
    * no es de extrañar que = no wonder that, small wonder that.
    * no es de sorprender que = not surprisingly, unsurprisingly.
    * no esencial = non-essential [nonessential].
    * no es lo mismo en el caso de = the same is not true (for/of/with).
    * no especialista = non-expert [nonexpert].
    * no especializado = broader-based.
    * no especificar = leave + undefined.
    * no está claro todavía = the jury is still out (on).
    * no esta disponible = be down.
    * no estándar = non-standard [nonstandard].
    * no estar + Adjetivo + en absoluto = be far from + Adjetivo.
    * no estar a la altura de las expectativas = fall below + expectations.
    * no estar a la altura de lo que se espera = fall below + expectations, be below par, be under par.
    * no estar al tanto de = be out of touch with.
    * no estar bien equilibrado = skew.
    * no estar contento = be unhappy.
    * no estar convencido = be dubious.
    * no estar coordinado con = be out of step with.
    * no estar de acuerdo = be at variance, disagree, beg to differ.
    * no estar de acuerdo (con) = disapprove (of).
    * no estar de acuerdo con la idea de = disapprove of + the idea of.
    * no estar de suerte = be out of luck.
    * no estar deteriorado = unimpaired.
    * no estar disponible = be unavailable.
    * no estar dispuesto a = be unwilling to, be negatively disposed to.
    * no estar documentado = be undocumented.
    * no estar en condiciones de = be unfit for.
    * no estar en el mejor momento de Uno = be past + Posesivo + best.
    * no estar en funcionamiento = be down.
    * no estar en plenitud de facultades = be past + Posesivo + best.
    * no estar en + Posesivo + cabales = insane.
    * no estar en sintonía con = be out of step with.
    * no estar expuesto al público = be out of the public eye.
    * no estar familiarizado con = be unfamiliar with.
    * no estar finalizado (con mucho) = fall (far) short of + completeness.
    * no estar incluido = be not included.
    * no estar muy católico = feel + bad.
    * no estar muy lejos de = be just one step away from.
    * no estar nada + Adjetivo = be anything but + Adjetivo.
    * no estar nunca satisfecho = enough + be + not/never + enough.
    * no estar presente en = be absent (from).
    * no estar relacionado con = be unrelated to.
    * no estar seguro = be uncertain.
    * no estar seguro de = be unsure about/of.
    * no estar utilizable = be down.
    * no es una ciencia exacta = not (exactly) rocket science.
    * no es un misterio = not (exactly) rocket science.
    * no exacerbado = non-exacerbating.
    * no examinado = unexamined.
    * no exclusivo = non-exclusive.
    * no excluyente = inclusive, socially-inclusive.
    * no existe = not applicable [N/A].
    * no existir = be out of the picture.
    * no existir como tal = there + be + no such thing as, there + be + no such thing as.
    * no existir límites = there + be + no limit.
    * no existir muchos indicios de que = there + be + little sign of.
    * no existir ningún indicio de que = there + be + no sign of.
    * no experto = non-expert [nonexpert].
    * no explorado = unexplored.
    * no explosivo = non-explosive.
    * no expresado = unspoken, unstated.
    * no expuesto a la luz = unexposed.
    * no falla = reliable.
    * no faltar el respeto = be civil towards.
    * no familiarizado con = unfamiliar with.
    * no ferroso = non-ferrous [nonferrous].
    * no fibroso = non-fibrous.
    * no figurar = be not included.
    * no fijado = non-net.
    * no fructificar = come to + nothing.
    * no fumador = non-smoker, non-smoking.
    * no funcionar = be out of order.
    * no funcionario = untenured, non-tenured.
    * no + Futuro = won't [will not].
    * no ganado = unearned.
    * no guardar relación con = be incommensurate with.
    * no gubernamental = non-government, non-governmental [nongovernmental].
    * no gustar = have + a dislike for, dislike, be uncomfortable + Gerundio, be uncomfortable with, feel + uncomfortable with, feel + uncomfortable + Gerundio.
    * no haber = be unavailable.
    * no haber consecuencias = nothing + come of.
    * no + haber + dos + Nombre que = no two + Nombre.
    * no haber duda de que = there + be + no doubt that.
    * no haber duda (que) = there + be + no question (that).
    * no haber forma de = there + be + no way.
    * no haber indicios de que = there + be + no indication that.
    * no haber límites = there + be + no limit.
    * no haber llegado todavía = be yet to come.
    * no haber manera de = there + be + no way.
    * no haber modo de = there + be + no means of.
    * no haber muchas señales de que = there + be + little sign of.
    * no + haber + nada como = there + be + nothing like.
    * no haber nada de verdad en = there + be + any/no truth to.
    * no + haber + nada malo en = there + be + nothing wrong in/with.
    * no haber palabras para describirlo = beggar + description.
    * no haber pero que valer = not take + no for an answer.
    * no haber prisa = there + be + no hurry.
    * no haber problemas = be fine.
    * no haber señal de que = there + be + no sign of.
    * no habiendo = in the absence of.
    * no hace falta decir que = it goes without saying that, needless to say.
    * no hace mucho = in the recent past.
    * no hace mucho tiempo = not so long ago.
    * no hacer Algo ni muerto = would not touch + Nombre + with a barge pole.
    * no hacer Algo por cobardía = wimp out (on), wimp, chicken out (on/of).
    * no hacer Algo por miedo = wimp out (on), wimp, chicken out (on/of).
    * no hacer caso = brush aside.
    * no hacer caso a = turn + Posesivo + back on.
    * no hacer caso de = slight.
    * no hacer los deberes = be asleep at the wheel.
    * no hacer más que = do + no more than.
    * no hacer nada = vegetate, veg out.
    * no hacer nada al respecto = leave + unchecked.
    * no hacer nada de particular = do + nothing in particular.
    * no hacer ninguna gracia = not take + kindly to.
    * no hacer ningún cambio = stand + pat.
    * no hacer otra cosa que = do + nothing but.
    * no hacer sino = do + no more than.
    * no hay = there ain't [there aren't/isn't].
    * no hay dos sin tres = things + come in threes.
    * no hay duda de que = undoubtedly.
    * no hay escapatoria = needs must when the devil drives.
    * no hay forma de que = for the life of me.
    * no hay límite(s) = the sky is the limit.
    * no hay mal que por bien no venga = every cloud has a silver lining, be a blessing in disguise, to every cloud, there is a silver lining.
    * no hay manera de que = for the life of me.
    * no hay más remedio = needs must when the devil drives.
    * no hay modo de que = for the life of me.
    * no hay nada como = nothing beats....
    * no hay nada imposible = all bets are off.
    * no hay nada mejor que = nothing beats....
    * no hay nada oculto = what you see is what you get.
    * no hay + Nombre + que sean = no + Nombre + be.
    * no higroscópico = non-hygroscopic.
    * no hindú = non-Hindu.
    * no homosexual = straight man.
    * no humano = non-human [nonhuman].
    * no hurgar en la herida = let + sleeping dogs lie.
    * no idéntico = non-identical.
    * no identificado = unnamed.
    * no idoneidad = unsuitability.
    * no impacientarse con = bear with + Pronombre.
    * no importa = never mind, regardless of, whatever.
    * no importa + Adjetivo/Adverbio + que seaAdjetivo/Adverbio + que sea = however + Adjetivo/Adverbio.
    * no importa cómo = no matter how.
    * no importa lo + Adjetivo + que + Subjuntivo = no matter how + Adjetivo.
    * no importa lo bien = no matter how well.
    * No importa lo que se conoce, sino a quién se conoce = It's not what you know, but who you know.
    * no importa qué = whatever.
    * no importar = be all right with + Persona, make + no difference, cope with.
    * no importar Algo a Alguien = think + little of.
    * no importar en absoluto = have + no qualms about.
    * no importar + Infinitivo = think + nothing of + Gerundio.
    * no importar lo más mínimo = could not care less.
    * no importar lo que + pensar de = whatever + Pronombre + make of.
    * no importar nada = not give a damn, not give a shit, not give a fuck.
    * no importa si... o = no matter whether... or.
    * no impreso = unprinted.
    * no incluido = unlisted.
    * no incluye = exclusive of.
    * no indicado = unstated.
    * no + Indicativo = fail to + Infinitivo.
    * no + Infinitivo = failure to + Infinitivo.
    * no infringir las leyes = stay on + the right side of the law, keep on + the right side of the law.
    * no ingresado = unearned.
    * no inmiscuirse en = remain + uninvolved in, stay away from.
    * no inmutarse = not bat an eyelid, not bat an eyelash, keep + a stiff upper lip.
    * no inscripción = non-registration.
    * no intencional = non-intentional.
    * no interactivo = non-interactive.
    * no interesar = can't/couldn't be bothered.
    * no intervencionista = hands-off, isolationist.
    * no intrusivo = nonobtrusive.
    * no invasivo = noninvasive [non-invasive].
    * no invitado = uninvited.
    * no invitados, los = uninvited, the.
    * no involucrado = uninvolved.
    * no jerárquico = non-hierarchical.
    * no lector = non-reader [nonreader].
    * no letal = non-lethal.
    * no levantarse hasta tarde = have + a lie-in.
    * no librario = non-book [nonbook].
    * no lineal = nonlinear [non-linear].
    * no linealidad = nonlinearity [no-linearity].
    * no listo = unready.
    * no literario = unliterary, non-literary.
    * no llegar a = stop + short of, fall + short of.
    * no llegar a entender = miss + the mark, miss + the point.
    * no llegar a + Infinitivo (con mucho) = fall (far) short of + Gerundio.
    * no llegar a un ideal = fall + short of ideal.
    * no llevar a ninguna parte = achieve + nothing, go + nowhere.
    * no llevar a ningún fin = beat + a dead horse, flog + a dead horse, fart + in the wind.
    * no llevar a ningún sitio = go + nowhere.
    * no lo bastante lejos = not far enough.
    * no lo dudes = take it from me.
    * no lucrativo = non-profit [nonprofit], non-profit making.
    * no manifiesto = undeclared.
    * no MARC = non-MARC.
    * no más que = in any more than.
    * no materializarse = fall through.
    * Nombre + no tardará mucho en = it won't be long before + Nombre.
    * Nombre + no tardó mucho en = it wasn't long before + Nombre.
    * no médico = non-clinical.
    * no merecer la pena = be no good.
    * no merecerse Algo = be unworthy of.
    * no meterse en líos = keep out of + trouble.
    * no meterse en problemas = keep out of + trouble.
    * no miel sin hiel = no pain, no gain.
    * no miembro = non-member [nonmember].
    * no militar = nonmilitary.
    * no monográfico = non-monographic.
    * no morderse la lengua = call + a spade a spade.
    * no moverse = stay + put.
    * no mucho después = not long after.
    * no musical = non-musical.
    * no muy acertado = wide of the mark.
    * no muy apropiado = wide of the mark.
    * no muy bien informado = not-too-well-informed.
    * no muy despierto = slow.
    * no muy lejos = within easy travelling distance, not far behind, not far off, not far away, not far, not too far.
    * no muy listos, los = none-too-bright, the.
    * no nacido = unborn.
    * no necesitar mantenimiento = maintenance-free.
    * no nombrado = unnamed.
    * no nórdico = non-Nordic.
    * no obstaculizar = be out of the way of.
    * no obstante = albeit (that), however, nevertheless, nonetheless, still, yet, notwithstanding, none the less, though, that being said, all this said, when all is said and done.
    * no occidental = non-Western.
    * no ocultar las preferencias de Uno sobre Algo = make + no bones about + Algo.
    * no oficial = non-government.
    * no olvidar = bear in + mind, be aware of.
    * no ordenado = unsorted.
    * no orgánico = non-organic.
    * no parar mucho en un sitio = live out of + a suitcase.
    * no parecer que = there + be + no sign of, there + be + little sign of.
    * no parecerse en nada a = be nothing like.
    * no parecerse ni por asomo = different as night and day.
    * no parecer Uno Mismo = be out of character.
    * no participar = be out of the picture.
    * no participar en = be uninvolved in, remain + uninvolved in.
    * no partidista = non-partisan [nonpartisan].
    * no pasar mucho tiempo antes de que + Subjuntivo = be not long before + Indicativo.
    * no patentado = non-proprietary.
    * no pegar ni con cola = stick out like + a sore thumb.
    * no pensar en otra cosa que = be wrapped up in.
    * no pensar más en Algo = dismiss from + Posesivo + mind.
    * no pensar más que en = be wrapped up in.
    * no percatarse de = be blind to.
    * no percatarse de la importancia de Algo = have + no feeling for.
    * no perder de vista = keep + an eye on, keep + a beady eye on, keep in + sight.
    * no perder el ánimo = keep + Posesivo + chin up.
    * no perder el control = stay on top of, stay on + top of things, be on top of things.
    * no perder el trabajo = stay in + work.
    * no perder la cabeza = keep + a cool head, remain + cool-headed, play it + cool.
    * no perder la calma = keep + a cool head, remain + cool-headed, play it + cool.
    * no perderse = keep on + the right track.
    * no perderse en/por = find + Posesivo + way round/through.
    * no perderse mucho, no perderse nada = be no great loss.
    * no perderse nada = be no great loss.
    * no perfumado = non-scented.
    * no periódico = non-periodical.
    * no permitir = disallow.
    * no pertenecer a = have + no place in.
    * no perteneciente a la Comunidad Europea = non-EC.
    * no perteneciente al juzgado = out-of-court.
    * no pestañear = not bat an eyelid, not bat an eyelash.
    * no pillar Algo = go (way) over + Posesivo + head.
    * no pillar la idea = miss + the point.
    * no planificado = unplanned.
    * no poder = be unable to, cannot, can't [cannot].
    * no poder aguantar a Alguien = have + it in for + Nombre.
    * no poder conciliar el sueño = have + trouble sleeping, have + trouble sleeping.
    * no poder darse el lujo de = ill afford.
    * no poder dejar de mencionar = cannot but notice.
    * no poder dejar de recalcar la importancia de Algo = cannot + give + too much emphasis + to the importance of, the importance of + Nombre + cannot be stressed too strongly.
    * no poder dormir = sleeplessness.
    * no poder estarse quieto = have + the fidgets, fidget.
    * no poder evitar + Infinitivo = cannot help + Gerundio, cannot help but + Verbo.
    * no poder evitar mencionar = cannot but notice.
    * no poder hacer más que = do + little more than.
    * no poder permitirse = ill afford.
    * no poder permitirse el lujo de = ill afford.
    * no poder quitarse Algo de la cabeza = can't get it out of my mind.
    * no poderse buscar = be unsearchable.
    * no poderse negar que = there + be + no denying that.
    * no poder sino + Infinitivo = cannot help but + Verbo.
    * no poder ver a Alguien = have + it in for + Nombre.
    * no poder ver Algo o Alguien = can't stand + sight.
    * no polémico = non-controversial [noncontroversial], non-contentious.
    * no poner en duda = be unquestioned.
    * ¡No, por lo que más quieras! = Not on your life!.
    * no precipitarse = keep + a cool head, play it + cool.
    * no predisponer a Alguien en contra = keep on + the right side of.
    * no preguntes porque no te puedo decir la verdad = ask no questions and hear no lies.
    * no preocuparse que = rest + assured that.
    * no preparado = uninformed, unready, unprepared.
    * no presentado a examen = absent from exam.
    * no prestar atención = disregard, overlook, close + the door on, go + unheeded, fly in + the face of.
    * no prestar atención al hecho de que = overlook + the fact that.
    * no prestar la suficiente atención = give + short shrift.
    * no pretender ser = make + no claim to.
    * no probado = untested.
    * no procesado = unprocessed.
    * no profesional = non-professional [nonprofessional].
    * no programador = non-programmer.
    * no prolongado = unsustained.
    * no pronunciado = undelivered.
    * no prosperar = fall by + the wayside.
    * no provocado = unprovoked.
    * no publicado = unpublished.
    * no público = non-public.
    * no pude evitar notar que = couldn't help but notice (that).
    * no puedo aguantarlo = can't take it.
    * no puedo comprender = I can't get over.
    * no puedo entender cómo = can't get over how.
    * no quebrar = stay in + business.
    * no quedarse ahí = there + be + more to it than that.
    * no querer saber más nada de = drop + Nombre + like a hot potato, drop + Nombre + like a hot brick.
    * no querer saber nada de = want + nothing to do with.
    * no querer tener nada que ver con Algo = would not touch + Nombre + with a barge pole.
    * no querer tener nada que ver con = want + nothing to do with.
    * no racial = colour-blind.
    * no racista = race-neutral.
    * no realizado = unfulfilled, unrealised [unrealized, -USA].
    * no recargado = uncluttered.
    * no reciclable = non-recyclable.
    * no recogido = uncollected.
    * no recompensado = unrewarded.
    * no reconocido = unacknowledged, unrecognised [unrecognized, -USA].
    * no recopilado = uncollected.
    * no redimido = unredeemed.
    * no reembolsable = non-repayable, non-refundable.
    * no registrado = unlisted, unaffiliated.
    * no reglamentado = unregulated.
    * no regulado = unregulated.
    * no relacionado = unrelated, nonrelative [non-relative].
    * no relacionados entre sí = unrelated.
    * no relativo = nonrelative [non-relative].
    * no relevante = non-relevant.
    * no remunerado = unpaid, unsalaried, non-paying, unremunerated, non-remunerated.
    * no renovable = non-renewable.
    * no renovado = unrenewed.
    * no rentable = uneconomic, unprofitable.
    * no reparar en gastos = go to + town on, lash out (on).
    * no repartido = undelivered.
    * no representativo = unrepresentative.
    * no restrictivo = non-restrictive.
    * no restringido = non-restrictive, unconfined.
    * no resuelto = unresolved.
    * no resultar fácil = not be easy.
    * no retirado = uncollected.
    * * *
    (= noroeste) NW
    * * *
    no {predisponer} en contra
    (v.) = stay on + the right side of

    Ex: Many of the stories told about fairies seem to be cautionary tales, showing that they can be very helpful, as long as you stay on the right side of them.

    = by no means, NOT, nay, no, not.
    Nota: Negación usada con verbos; para los nombres, véase no.

    Ex: However, UDC is by no means always applied to this degree of detail in libraries.

    Ex: The Boolean logic operator NOT excludes records containing a particular word.
    Ex: Said another timidly, nay, sheepishly: 'You can see we need help, can't you Mr. Bibeau?'.
    Ex: In either case, the patient keys in the responses, which may be as simple as 'yes' or 'no'.
    Ex: The Boolean logic operator not excludes records containing a particular word.
    * alfabeto no romano = non-Roman alphabet.
    * aún no nacido = unborn.
    * aunque no lo creas = believe it or not.
    * base de datos no bibliográfica = non-bibliographic database.
    * catalogación no automatizada = non-computerised cataloguing.
    * con datos no pertinentes = dirty [dirtier -comp., dirtiest -sup.].
    * ¿de dónde si no...? = where else...?.
    * ¡Dios no lo quiera! = God forbid.
    * documento recuperado no pertinente = false drop.
    * el no va más = the be all and end all, the bee's knees.
    * el último pero no el menos importante = the last but by no means least.
    * encabezamiento no admitido = non-approved heading.
    * encabezamiento no específico = non-specific heading.
    * esto no quiere decir que = this is not to say that.
    * evaluación no intrusiva = unobtrusive evaluation.
    * información no codificada = non-coded information.
    * lo creas o no = believe it or not.
    * material no devuelto = non-return.
    * material no impreso = non-print [nonprint], non-print media.
    * modo no interactivo = non-interactive mode.
    * ¿no? = do you?, do you?.
    * no {predisponer} en contra = stay on + the right side of.
    * no abandonar = stick with, stand by.
    * no abrasivo = non-abrasive.
    * no aburrir a Alguien con todos los detalles = spare + Nombe + all the details.
    * no académico = non-academic.
    * no acentuado = unaccented.
    * no aceptar = disavow.
    * no aceptarse = go by + the board.
    * no aceptar un no por respuesta = not take + no for an answer.
    * no acercarse a = steer + clear of, stay away from, give + Nombre + a wide berth, steer away from.
    * no acercarse a Algo ni muerto = would not touch + Nombre + with a barge pole.
    * no ácido = acid-free.
    * no acostumbrado a = unfamiliar with.
    * no actual = non-current.
    * no actuando en capacidad de autor = non-authorial.
    * no actuar como se debe = be remiss.
    * no actuar correctamente = be remiss.
    * no actuar debidamente = be remiss.
    * no acudir = stay away.
    * no acuoso = non-aqueous.
    * no admitir discusión = be out of the question.
    * no adosado = detached.
    * no afectado = unaffected.
    * no afectar = be immune against, leave + unaffected.
    * no afiliado = unaffiliated.
    * no afín = nonrelative [non-relative].
    * no agobiarse = take + Posesivo + time.
    * no agravante = non-exacerbating.
    * no agrupado = unclustered.
    * no aguantar más = have had enough.
    * no aguantar ver Algo o Alguien = can't stand + sight.
    * no alcanzar a + Infinitivo (con mucho) = fall (far) short of + Gerundio.
    * no alergénico = non-allergenic.
    * no alfabetizado = non-literate.
    * no amante de la literatura = non-literary.
    * no americano = non-US, un-American.
    * no amortizable = irredeemable.
    * no analizado = unexamined.
    * no anclado = unanchored.
    * no andar con reparos = make + no bones about + Algo.
    * no andar con tapujos = make + no bones about + Algo.
    * no andar en nada bueno = be up to no good, get up to + no good.
    * no andar muy equivocado = be in the right realm.
    * no andarse con rodeos = call + a spade a spade.
    * no antes de = no sooner than.
    * no añorar el pasado = never + look back.
    * no aparecer = be not included.
    * no apartarse del buen camino = keep on + the right track.
    * no aprovechar Algo lo suficiente = under-exploit [underexploit].
    * no aprovechar el potencial = fall (far) short of + potential, fall (far) behind + potential.
    * no apto para menores = X-rated.
    * no arrepentirse = not look back, never + look back.
    * no arriesgarse = play it + safe.
    * no asignado = unallocated, unassigned.
    * no asistencia = non-attendance.
    * no asistente = non-attender [nonattender].
    * no asistir = stay away.
    * no atendido = unsatisfied.
    * no atreverse a = flinch at/from, have + no stomach for.
    * no atreverse a tratar = fear to + tread.
    * no auténtico = unauthentic.
    * no autorizado = unauthorised [unauthorized, -USA], unapproved.
    * no avanzar = tread + water.
    * no avanzar más = go + no further.
    * no bajarse del burro = stick to + Posesivo + guns.
    * no bastar = not be good enough.
    * no bibliográfico = non-book [nonbook], non-bibliographic, non-bibliographical.
    * no bibliotecario = non-librarian.
    * no británico = non-UK.
    * no buscarle las pulgas al perro = let + sleeping dogs lie.
    * no cabe ni un alfiler = no room to swing a cat.
    * no caber en sí de alegría = thrill + Nombre + to bits, be chuffed to bits, be tickled pink.
    * no cambiar = keep + it up, keep up + the good work, keep up + the great work, stand + pat.
    * no canjeable = irredeemable.
    * no cantante = nonsinger.
    * no cantes victoria antes de tiempo = don't count your chickens before they are hatched.
    * no captar la idea = miss + the point.
    * no ceder = stand + Posesivo + ground, put + Posesivo + foot down.
    * no ceder a las presiones = withstand + pressure.
    * no ceder terreno = stand + Posesivo + ground.
    * no centrado = unfocused [unfocussed].
    * no científico = unscientific.
    * no cobrado = uncollected.
    * no codificado = non-coded.
    * no coercitivo = non-coercive.
    * no coger Algo = go (way) over + Posesivo + head.
    * no coger por sorpresa = come as + no surprise.
    * no coincidente = ill matched.
    * no colar = Negativo + hold + water.
    * no comentado = unannotated.
    * no comercial = non-profit making, non-commercial [noncommercial].
    * no compatible = non-compatible.
    * no compensatorio = non-compensatory [noncompensatory].
    * no comprender = be beyond + Pronombre.
    * no comprobado = untested.
    * no comprometido = uncommitted.
    * no concebirse desde ningún punto de vista = be impossible under any hypothesis.
    * no concentrado = unfocused [unfocussed].
    * no concentrar el esfuerzo = spread + Nombre + thinly.
    * no concordar con = be at odds with.
    * no conducir a nada = be exercises in + futility.
    * no conductual = nonbehavioural [nonbehavioral, -USA].
    * no confirmado = unsubstantiated.
    * no conformarse con un no = not take + no for an answer.
    * no conmovedor = unmoving.
    * no conocer a Alguien de nada = not know + Pronombre + from Adam.
    * no conocer a Alguien para nada = not know + Pronombre + from Adam.
    * no conseguir nada = achieve + nothing.
    * no conseguir ni una cosa ni otra = fall (between/through) + the cracks.
    * no considerarse parte de = hold + Reflexivo + apart from.
    * no consumible = nonconsumptive.
    * no consumidor = nonconsumptive.
    * no contagioso = non-contagious.
    * no contaminado = untainted, uncontaminated.
    * no contar = be out of the picture.
    * no contar con = leave + Nombre + out of the picture, drop + Nombre + out of the picture.
    * no contar con la aprobación = frown on/upon.
    * no contencioso = non-contentious.
    * no convencional = non-conventional.
    * no convexo = nonconvex [non-convex].
    * no corregido = uncorrected.
    * no correlativo = non-consecutive.
    * no correr prisa = there + be + no hurry.
    * no corroborado = unsubstantiated.
    * no creerse Algo al pie de la letra = take + Nombre + with a pinch of salt.
    * no creerse Algo del todo = take + Nombre + with a pinch of salt.
    * no crítico = non-critical.
    * no cualificado = unskilled.
    * no cuestionarse la veracidad de Algo temporalmente = suspend + disbelief.
    * no cumplido = unfulfilled, unrealised [unrealized, -USA].
    * no cumplir = fall + short of, welsh on.
    * no cumplir con el plazo de publicación = miss + publication deadline.
    * no cumplir con + Posesivo + deber = be remiss.
    * no cumplir las expectativas = fall + short of expectations.
    * no cumplir lo esperado = fall + short of expectations.
    * no cumplir lo prometido = fall + short of + Posesivo + promise.
    * no cumplir una norma = fall (far) short of + norm.
    * no cumplir un objetivo = fall + short of goal.
    * no cumplir unos criterios = fall (far) short of + criteria.
    * no cumplir unos requisitos = fall + short of requirements.
    * no cursar una asignatura = skip + grades.
    * no dar crédito a = disbelief.
    * no dar crédito a + Posesivo + oídos = not believe + Posesivo + ears.
    * no dar crédito a + Posesivo + ojos = not believe + Posesivo + eyes.
    * no dar fruto = come to + nothing.
    * no darle demasiada importancia a Algo = think + little of.
    * no darle demasiada importancia a + Infinitivo = think + nothing of + Gerundio.
    * no darle importancia a = think + very little about/of.
    * no dar más de sí = stretch + Nombre + to the limit, overstretch.
    * no dar ningún resultado = give + zero results, be of no avail, be to no avail.
    * no darse cuenta de = sneak under + the radar, go + unnoticed.
    * no darse de cuenta de = be blind to.
    * no darse por vencido fácilmente = not take + no for an answer.
    * no dar una impresión clara = send + mixed signals.
    * no debemos + Infinitivo = let us not + Infinitivo.
    * no deber nada = pay + Posesivo + dues.
    * no + deber + sorprender que = it + be + not surprising that.
    * no debes juzgar un libro por el color de sus pastas = don't judge a book by its cover, don't judge a book by its cover.
    * no debidamente reconocido = unsung.
    * no decir a Alguien lo que está ocurriendo = leave + Nombre + in the dark.
    * no decir nada = keep + quiet.
    * no decir nada a nadie = lips + seal.
    * no decir nada nuevo = much ado about nothing.
    * no decir palabrotas = watch + Posesivo + mouth.
    * no de comportamiento = nonbehavioural [nonbehavioral, -USA].
    * no de conducta = nonbehavioural [nonbehavioral, -USA].
    * no decreciente = non-decreasing.
    * no dedicado a la investigación = non-research.
    * no definido = unstated.
    * no definirse = sit on + the fence.
    * no dejar a nadie fuera = inclusivity.
    * no dejar de enviar + Nombre = keep + Nombre + coming.
    * no dejar de mandar + Nombre = keep + Nombre + coming.
    * no dejar duda = leave + little doubt.
    * no dejar entrar = turn + Nombre + away, keep out.
    * no dejar ninguna duda = leave + no doubt.
    * no dejar ni un cabo suelto = tie up + all the loose ends.
    * no dejar pasar = keep out.
    * no dejar pasar la oportunidad = ride + the wave.
    * no dejar títere con cabeza = turn + everything upside down.
    * no deliberado = unintentional.
    * no del todo maduro = underripe.
    * no democrático = undemocratic.
    * no desanimarse = keep + Posesivo + chin up.
    * no descansar en + Posesivo + tumba = spin + in + Posesivo + grave.
    * no descriptor = non-descriptor.
    * no deseado = unwanted, undesired, uninvited.
    * no desfallecer = keep up.
    * no desgastarse fácilmente = wear + well.
    * no desglosable = unbreakable.
    * no desmerecer = compare + favourably.
    * no destructivo = non-destructive.
    * no desvelar + Posesivo + identidad = protect + Posesivo + identity.
    * no determinista = nondeterministic [non-deterministic].
    * no devolverse = be non-refundable.
    * no diferenciador = nondistinctive.
    * no diferenciarse de = be nothing short of.
    * no digno de confianza = untrustworthy.
    * no discapacitado = able-bodied.
    * no disciplinario = impunitive.
    * no discriminatorio con respecto al sexo = gender neutral.
    * no disponible = not applicable [N/A].
    * no disponible para el préstamo = not-loanable.
    * no dispuesto = unprepared.
    * no distinguir entre... y... = make + little distinction between... and....
    * no distintivo = nondistinctive.
    * no distribuido = undelivered, undelivered.
    * no docente = non-teaching.
    * no económico = non-economic [noneconomic].
    * no educativo = non-teaching, non-educational.
    * no efímero = non-volatile [nonvolatile].
    * no eléctrico = nonelectrical [non-electrical].
    * no encontrar nada + Adjetivo = find far from + Adjetivo.
    * no encontrar ni el pie ni la cabeza = can't make head(s) or tail(s) of.
    * no encontrar palabras = be at a loss for words, be lost for words.
    * no en inglés = non-English.
    * no entender = be beyond + Pronombre.
    * no entender Algo = go (way) over + Posesivo + head.
    * no entender lo esencial = miss + the point.
    * no entender ni una papa de = can't make head(s) or tail(s) of.
    * no entendido por la materia = outsider.
    * no entregado = undelivered.
    * no envío = non-shipment.
    * no epiléptico = non-epileptic.
    * no es asombroso que = not surprisingly, unsurprisingly.
    * no escatimar = unstinting.
    * no escatimar dinero = lavish + money.
    * no escatimar gastos = go to + town on, lash out (on).
    * no escrito = unwritten.
    * no es de extrañar que = no wonder that, small wonder that.
    * no es de sorprender que = not surprisingly, unsurprisingly.
    * no esencial = non-essential [nonessential].
    * no es lo mismo en el caso de = the same is not true (for/of/with).
    * no especialista = non-expert [nonexpert].
    * no especializado = broader-based.
    * no especificar = leave + undefined.
    * no está claro todavía = the jury is still out (on).
    * no esta disponible = be down.
    * no estándar = non-standard [nonstandard].
    * no estar + Adjetivo + en absoluto = be far from + Adjetivo.
    * no estar a la altura de las expectativas = fall below + expectations.
    * no estar a la altura de lo que se espera = fall below + expectations, be below par, be under par.
    * no estar al tanto de = be out of touch with.
    * no estar bien equilibrado = skew.
    * no estar contento = be unhappy.
    * no estar convencido = be dubious.
    * no estar coordinado con = be out of step with.
    * no estar de acuerdo = be at variance, disagree, beg to differ.
    * no estar de acuerdo (con) = disapprove (of).
    * no estar de acuerdo con la idea de = disapprove of + the idea of.
    * no estar de suerte = be out of luck.
    * no estar deteriorado = unimpaired.
    * no estar disponible = be unavailable.
    * no estar dispuesto a = be unwilling to, be negatively disposed to.
    * no estar documentado = be undocumented.
    * no estar en condiciones de = be unfit for.
    * no estar en el mejor momento de Uno = be past + Posesivo + best.
    * no estar en funcionamiento = be down.
    * no estar en plenitud de facultades = be past + Posesivo + best.
    * no estar en + Posesivo + cabales = insane.
    * no estar en sintonía con = be out of step with.
    * no estar expuesto al público = be out of the public eye.
    * no estar familiarizado con = be unfamiliar with.
    * no estar finalizado (con mucho) = fall (far) short of + completeness.
    * no estar incluido = be not included.
    * no estar muy católico = feel + bad.
    * no estar muy lejos de = be just one step away from.
    * no estar nada + Adjetivo = be anything but + Adjetivo.
    * no estar nunca satisfecho = enough + be + not/never + enough.
    * no estar presente en = be absent (from).
    * no estar relacionado con = be unrelated to.
    * no estar seguro = be uncertain.
    * no estar seguro de = be unsure about/of.
    * no estar utilizable = be down.
    * no es una ciencia exacta = not (exactly) rocket science.
    * no es un misterio = not (exactly) rocket science.
    * no exacerbado = non-exacerbating.
    * no examinado = unexamined.
    * no exclusivo = non-exclusive.
    * no excluyente = inclusive, socially-inclusive.
    * no existe = not applicable [N/A].
    * no existir = be out of the picture.
    * no existir como tal = there + be + no such thing as, there + be + no such thing as.
    * no existir límites = there + be + no limit.
    * no existir muchos indicios de que = there + be + little sign of.
    * no existir ningún indicio de que = there + be + no sign of.
    * no experto = non-expert [nonexpert].
    * no explorado = unexplored.
    * no explosivo = non-explosive.
    * no expresado = unspoken, unstated.
    * no expuesto a la luz = unexposed.
    * no falla = reliable.
    * no faltar el respeto = be civil towards.
    * no familiarizado con = unfamiliar with.
    * no ferroso = non-ferrous [nonferrous].
    * no fibroso = non-fibrous.
    * no figurar = be not included.
    * no fijado = non-net.
    * no fructificar = come to + nothing.
    * no fumador = non-smoker, non-smoking.
    * no funcionar = be out of order.
    * no funcionario = untenured, non-tenured.
    * no + Futuro = won't [will not].
    * no ganado = unearned.
    * no guardar relación con = be incommensurate with.
    * no gubernamental = non-government, non-governmental [nongovernmental].
    * no gustar = have + a dislike for, dislike, be uncomfortable + Gerundio, be uncomfortable with, feel + uncomfortable with, feel + uncomfortable + Gerundio.
    * no haber = be unavailable.
    * no haber consecuencias = nothing + come of.
    * no + haber + dos + Nombre que = no two + Nombre.
    * no haber duda de que = there + be + no doubt that.
    * no haber duda (que) = there + be + no question (that).
    * no haber forma de = there + be + no way.
    * no haber indicios de que = there + be + no indication that.
    * no haber límites = there + be + no limit.
    * no haber llegado todavía = be yet to come.
    * no haber manera de = there + be + no way.
    * no haber modo de = there + be + no means of.
    * no haber muchas señales de que = there + be + little sign of.
    * no + haber + nada como = there + be + nothing like.
    * no haber nada de verdad en = there + be + any/no truth to.
    * no + haber + nada malo en = there + be + nothing wrong in/with.
    * no haber palabras para describirlo = beggar + description.
    * no haber pero que valer = not take + no for an answer.
    * no haber prisa = there + be + no hurry.
    * no haber problemas = be fine.
    * no haber señal de que = there + be + no sign of.
    * no habiendo = in the absence of.
    * no hace falta decir que = it goes without saying that, needless to say.
    * no hace mucho = in the recent past.
    * no hace mucho tiempo = not so long ago.
    * no hacer Algo ni muerto = would not touch + Nombre + with a barge pole.
    * no hacer Algo por cobardía = wimp out (on), wimp, chicken out (on/of).
    * no hacer Algo por miedo = wimp out (on), wimp, chicken out (on/of).
    * no hacer caso = brush aside.
    * no hacer caso a = turn + Posesivo + back on.
    * no hacer caso de = slight.
    * no hacer los deberes = be asleep at the wheel.
    * no hacer más que = do + no more than.
    * no hacer nada = vegetate, veg out.
    * no hacer nada al respecto = leave + unchecked.
    * no hacer nada de particular = do + nothing in particular.
    * no hacer ninguna gracia = not take + kindly to.
    * no hacer ningún cambio = stand + pat.
    * no hacer otra cosa que = do + nothing but.
    * no hacer sino = do + no more than.
    * no hay = there ain't [there aren't/isn't].
    * no hay dos sin tres = things + come in threes.
    * no hay duda de que = undoubtedly.
    * no hay escapatoria = needs must when the devil drives.
    * no hay forma de que = for the life of me.
    * no hay límite(s) = the sky is the limit.
    * no hay mal que por bien no venga = every cloud has a silver lining, be a blessing in disguise, to every cloud, there is a silver lining.
    * no hay manera de que = for the life of me.
    * no hay más remedio = needs must when the devil drives.
    * no hay modo de que = for the life of me.
    * no hay nada como = nothing beats....
    * no hay nada imposible = all bets are off.
    * no hay nada mejor que = nothing beats....
    * no hay nada oculto = what you see is what you get.
    * no hay + Nombre + que sean = no + Nombre + be.
    * no higroscópico = non-hygroscopic.
    * no hindú = non-Hindu.
    * no homosexual = straight man.
    * no humano = non-human [nonhuman].
    * no hurgar en la herida = let + sleeping dogs lie.
    * no idéntico = non-identical.
    * no identificado = unnamed.
    * no idoneidad = unsuitability.
    * no impacientarse con = bear with + Pronombre.
    * no importa = never mind, regardless of, whatever.
    * no importa + Adjetivo/Adverbio + que seaAdjetivo/Adverbio + que sea = however + Adjetivo/Adverbio.
    * no importa cómo = no matter how.
    * no importa lo + Adjetivo + que + Subjuntivo = no matter how + Adjetivo.
    * no importa lo bien = no matter how well.
    * No importa lo que se conoce, sino a quién se conoce = It's not what you know, but who you know.
    * no importa qué = whatever.
    * no importar = be all right with + Persona, make + no difference, cope with.
    * no importar Algo a Alguien = think + little of.
    * no importar en absoluto = have + no qualms about.
    * no importar + Infinitivo = think + nothing of + Gerundio.
    * no importar lo más mínimo = could not care less.
    * no importar lo que + pensar de = whatever + Pronombre + make of.
    * no importar nada = not give a damn, not give a shit, not give a fuck.
    * no importa si... o = no matter whether... or.
    * no impreso = unprinted.
    * no incluido = unlisted.
    * no incluye = exclusive of.
    * no indicado = unstated.
    * no + Indicativo = fail to + Infinitivo.
    * no + Infinitivo = failure to + Infinitivo.
    * no infringir las leyes = stay on + the right side of the law, keep on + the right side of the law.
    * no ingresado = unearned.
    * no inmiscuirse en = remain + uninvolved in, stay away from.
    * no inmutarse = not bat an eyelid, not bat an eyelash, keep + a stiff upper lip.
    * no inscripción = non-registration.
    * no intencional = non-intentional.
    * no interactivo = non-interactive.
    * no interesar = can't/couldn't be bothered.
    * no intervencionista = hands-off, isolationist.
    * no intrusivo = nonobtrusive.
    * no invasivo = noninvasive [non-invasive].
    * no invitado = uninvited.
    * no invitados, los = uninvited, the.
    * no involucrado = uninvolved.
    * no jerárquico = non-hierarchical.
    * no lector = non-reader [nonreader].
    * no letal = non-lethal.
    * no levantarse hasta tarde = have + a lie-in.
    * no librario = non-book [nonbook].
    * no lineal = nonlinear [non-linear].
    * no linealidad = nonlinearity [no-linearity].
    * no listo = unready.
    * no literario = unliterary, non-literary.
    * no llegar a = stop + short of, fall + short of.
    * no llegar a entender = miss + the mark, miss + the point.
    * no llegar a + Infinitivo (con mucho) = fall (far) short of + Gerundio.
    * no llegar a un ideal = fall + short of ideal.
    * no llevar a ninguna parte = achieve + nothing, go + nowhere.
    * no llevar a ningún fin = beat + a dead horse, flog + a dead horse, fart + in the wind.
    * no llevar a ningún sitio = go + nowhere.
    * no lo bastante lejos = not far enough.
    * no lo dudes = take it from me.
    * no lucrativo = non-profit [nonprofit], non-profit making.
    * no manifiesto = undeclared.
    * no MARC = non-MARC.
    * no más que = in any more than.
    * no materializarse = fall through.
    * Nombre + no tardará mucho en = it won't be long before + Nombre.
    * Nombre + no tardó mucho en = it wasn't long before + Nombre.
    * no médico = non-clinical.
    * no merecer la pena = be no good.
    * no merecerse Algo = be unworthy of.
    * no meterse en líos = keep out of + trouble.
    * no meterse en problemas = keep out of + trouble.
    * no miel sin hiel = no pain, no gain.
    * no miembro = non-member [nonmember].
    * no militar = nonmilitary.
    * no monográfico = non-monographic.
    * no morderse la lengua = call + a spade a spade.
    * no moverse = stay + put.
    * no mucho después = not long after.
    * no musical = non-musical.
    * no muy acertado = wide of the mark.
    * no muy apropiado = wide of the mark.
    * no muy bien informado = not-too-well-informed.
    * no muy despierto = slow.
    * no muy lejos = within easy travelling distance, not far behind, not far off, not far away, not far, not too far.
    * no muy listos, los = none-too-bright, the.
    * no nacido = unborn.
    * no necesitar mantenimiento = maintenance-free.
    * no nombrado = unnamed.
    * no nórdico = non-Nordic.
    * no obstaculizar = be out of the way of.
    * no obstante = albeit (that), however, nevertheless, nonetheless, still, yet, notwithstanding, none the less, though, that being said, all this said, when all is said and done.
    * no occidental = non-Western.
    * no ocultar las preferencias de Uno sobre Algo = make + no bones about + Algo.
    * no oficial = non-government.
    * no olvidar = bear in + mind, be aware of.
    * no ordenado = unsorted.
    * no orgánico = non-organic.
    * no parar mucho en un sitio = live out of + a suitcase.
    * no parecer que = there + be + no sign of, there + be + little sign of.
    * no parecerse en nada a = be nothing like.
    * no parecerse ni por asomo = different as night and day.
    * no parecer Uno Mismo = be out of character.
    * no participar = be out of the picture.
    * no participar en = be uninvolved in, remain + uninvolved in.
    * no partidista = non-partisan [nonpartisan].
    * no pasar mucho tiempo antes de que + Subjuntivo = be not long before + Indicativo.
    * no patentado = non-proprietary.
    * no pegar ni con cola = stick out like + a sore thumb.
    * no pensar en otra cosa que = be wrapped up in.
    * no pensar más en Algo = dismiss from + Posesivo + mind.
    * no pensar más que en = be wrapped up in.
    * no percatarse de = be blind to.
    * no percatarse de la importancia de Algo = have + no feeling for.
    * no perder de vista = keep + an eye on, keep + a beady eye on, keep in + sight.
    * no perder el ánimo = keep + Posesivo + chin up.
    * no perder el control = stay on top of, stay on + top of things, be on top of things.
    * no perder el trabajo = stay in + work.
    * no perder la cabeza = keep + a cool head, remain + cool-headed, play it + cool.
    * no perder la calma = keep + a cool head, remain + cool-headed, play it + cool.
    * no perderse = keep on + the right track.
    * no perderse en/por = find + Posesivo + way round/through.
    * no perderse mucho, no perderse nada = be no great loss.
    * no perderse nada = be no great loss.
    * no perfumado = non-scented.
    * no periódico = non-periodical.
    * no permitir = disallow.
    * no pertenecer a = have + no place in.
    * no perteneciente a la Comunidad Europea = non-EC.
    * no perteneciente al juzgado = out-of-court.
    * no pestañear = not bat an eyelid, not bat an eyelash.
    * no pillar Algo = go (way) over + Posesivo + head.
    * no pillar la idea = miss + the point.
    * no planificado = unplanned.
    * no poder = be unable to, cannot, can't [cannot].
    * no poder aguantar a Alguien = have + it in for + Nombre.
    * no poder conciliar el sueño = have + trouble sleeping, have + trouble sleeping.
    * no poder darse el lujo de = ill afford.
    * no poder dejar de mencionar = cannot but notice.
    * no poder dejar de recalcar la importancia de Algo = cannot + give + too much emphasis + to the importance of, the importance of + Nombre + cannot be stressed too strongly.
    * no poder dormir = sleeplessness.
    * no poder estarse quieto = have + the fidgets, fidget.
    * no poder evitar + Infinitivo = cannot help + Gerundio, cannot help but + Verbo.
    * no poder evitar mencionar = cannot but notice.
    * no poder hacer más que = do + little more than.
    * no poder permitirse = ill afford.
    * no poder permitirse el lujo de = ill afford.
    * no poder quitarse Algo de la cabeza = can't get it out of my mind.
    * no poderse buscar = be unsearchable.
    * no poderse negar que = there + be + no denying that.
    * no poder sino + Infinitivo = cannot help but + Verbo.
    * no poder ver a Alguien = have + it in for + Nombre.
    * no poder ver Algo o Alguien = can't stand + sight.
    * no polémico = non-controversial [noncontroversial], non-contentious.
    * no poner en duda = be unquestioned.
    * ¡No, por lo que más quieras! = Not on your life!.
    * no precipitarse = keep + a cool head, play it + cool.
    * no predisponer a Alguien en contra = keep on + the right side of.
    * no preguntes porque no te puedo decir la verdad = ask no questions and hear no lies.
    * no preocuparse que = rest + assured that.
    * no preparado = uninformed, unready, unprepared.
    * no presentado a examen = absent from exam.
    * no prestar atención = disregard, overlook, close + the door on, go + unheeded, fly in + the face of.
    * no prestar atención al hecho de que = overlook + the fact that.
    * no prestar la suficiente atención = give + short shrift.
    * no pretender ser = make + no claim to.
    * no probado = untested.
    * no procesado = unprocessed.
    * no profesional = non-professional [nonprofessional].
    * no programador = non-programmer.
    * no prolongado = unsustained.
    * no pronunciado = undelivered.
    * no prosperar = fall by + the wayside.
    * no provocado = unprovoked.
    * no publicado = unpublished.
    * no público = non-public.
    * no pude evitar notar que = couldn't help but notice (that).
    * no puedo aguantarlo = can't take it.
    * no puedo comprender = I can't get over.
    * no puedo entender cómo = can't get over how.
    * no quebrar = stay in + business.
    * no quedarse ahí = there + be + more to it than that.
    * no querer saber más nada de = drop + Nombre + like a hot potato, drop + Nombre + like a hot brick.
    * no querer saber nada de = want + nothing to do with.
    * no querer tener nada que ver con Algo = would not touch + Nombre + with a barge pole.
    * no querer tener nada que ver con = want + nothing to do with.
    * no racial = colour-blind.
    * no racista = race-neutral.
    * no realizado = unfulfilled, unrealised [unrealized, -USA].
    * no recargado = uncluttered.
    * no reciclable = non-recyclable.
    * no recogido = uncollected.
    * no recompensado = unrewarded.
    * no reconocido = unacknowledged, unrecognised [unrecognized, -USA].
    * no recopilado = uncollected.
    * no redimido = unredeemed.
    * no reembolsable = non-repayable, non-refundable.
    * no registrado = unlisted, unaffiliated.
    * no reglamentado = unregulated.
    * no regulado = unregulated.
    * no relacionado = unrelated, nonrelative [non-relative].
    * no relacionados entre sí = unrelated.
    * no relativo = nonrelative [non-relative].
    * no relevante = non-relevant.
    * no remunerado = unpaid, unsalaried, non-paying, unremunerated, non-remunerated.
    * no renovable = non-renewable.
    * no renovado = unrenewed.
    * no rentable = uneconomic, unprofitable.
    * no reparar en gastos = go to + town on, lash out (on).
    * no repartido = undelivered.
    * no representativo = unrepresentative.
    * no restrictivo = non-restrictive.
    * no restringido = non-restrictive, unconfined.
    * no resuelto = unresolved.
    * no resultar fácil = not be easy.
    * no retirado = uncollected.

    * * *
    NO
    (= noroeste) [ Vocabulary notes (Spanish) ] NW
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    Multiple Entries:
    NO    
    no
    NO (
    noroeste) NW

    no adverbio
    a) ( como respuesta) no;

    (modificando adverbios, oraciones, verbos) not la negación de la mayoría de los verbos ingleses requiere el uso del auxiliar `do'
    ¿te gustó? — no did you like it? — no, I didn't;

    ¿vienes o no? are you coming or not?;
    no te preocupes don't worry;
    ¿por qué no quieres ir? — porque no why don't you want to go?I just don't

    no veo nada I can't see a thing o anything;

    no viene nunca she never comes

    está mejor ¿no? she's better, isn't she?;

    ha dimitido ¿no? he has resigned, hasn't he?

    se ganó la lotería — ¡no! he won the lottery — he didn't! o no!



    ¿te gustó? a mí no did you like it? I didn't
    f) (delante de n, adj, pp):


    la no violencia non-violence;
    un hijo no deseado an unwanted child
    ■ sustantivo masculino (pl
    noes) no

    no
    I adverbio
    1 (como respuesta) no: ¿quieres un poco?, - no, gracias, would you like a bit?, - no, thanks
    2 (en frases negativas) not: aún no está dormido, he isn't asleep yet
    hoy no es jueves, today isn't Thursday
    no, no iré, no, I will not go
    no tengo hambre, I am not hungry
    ¿por qué no?, why not?
    ya no fuma, she doesn't smoke any more
    3 (antepuesto a un nombre) la no colaboración se penalizará, non-collaboration will be penalized
    4 (con otros negativos) no diré nada, I won't say a single word
    no lo haré jamás, I'll never do it
    no sin antes..., not without first...
    5 (en advertencia, cartel) no fumar, no smoking
    6 (en preguntas retóricas o de confirmación) está enfadado, ¿no es así?, he is angry, isn't he?
    estoy guapa, ¿o no?, I'm smart, aren't I?
    firmarás el contrato, ¿no?, you'll sign the contract, won't you?
    ¿no nos presentaron el otro día?, weren't we introduced the other day?
    7 (para expresar un temor) llévate el paraguas, no sea que llueva, take your umbrella in case it rains
    II sustantivo masculino no: ¿es un no definitivo?, is that a definite no?

    'no' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    A
    - abandonar
    - abandonada
    - abandonado
    - abandonarse
    - abarcar
    - abarrotada
    - abarrotado
    - abasto
    - abatir
    - abatimiento
    - abonarse
    - abortar
    - abrir
    - abreviar
    - abrigar
    - absoluta
    - absolutamente
    - absoluto
    - abstraerse
    - abuela
    - abundar
    - aburrida
    - aburrido
    - abusar
    - acabar
    - acallar
    - acalorarse
    - acariciar
    - acaso
    - accesoria
    - accesorio
    - aceptar
    - acertada
    - acertado
    - achacar
    - achantarse
    - aclararse
    - aconsejar
    - actuación
    - actual
    - acudir
    - adelantar
    - adelante
    - adentro
    - adivinar
    - admitir
    - adónde
    - adorno
    - advertir
    English:
    abide
    - ablaze
    - able
    - about
    - absence
    - absent
    - accepted
    - accommodate
    - account
    - accountable
    - accustom
    - act on
    - action
    - actual
    - actually
    - add up
    - adequately
    - adjust
    - admit
    - admittance
    - advertise
    - advise
    - affair
    - afford
    - afraid
    - agree
    - agreement
    - albeit
    - alike
    - alive
    - all
    - alone
    - aloud
    - also
    - alternative
    - altogether
    - always
    - ambit
    - amiss
    - amusing
    - anathema
    - and
    - answer
    - answer back
    - antisexist
    - any
    - anybody
    - anything
    - anywhere
    - apart
    * * *
    NO (abrev de Noroeste)
    NW
    * * *
    NO
    abr (= noroeste) NW, Northwest
    * * *
    no adv
    1) : no
    ¿quieres ir al mercado? no, voy más tarde: do you want to go shopping? no, I'm going later
    2) : not
    ¡no hagas eso!: don't do that!
    creo que no: I don't think so
    3) : non-
    no fumador: non-smoker
    4)
    ¡como no! : of course!
    5)
    no bien : as soon as, no sooner
    * * *
    no adv
    ¿vienes? No are you coming? No
    ¡no a los accidentes! no more accidents!
    no toques eso don't touch that que no con verbos como creer, pensar, etc se puede traducir por un verbo negativo y so
    La doble negación en inglés equivale a una afirmación, así que con un solo negativo basta
    Si se emplea ¿no? para hacer una pregunta, en inglés se emplea una tag question
    fuiste al médico, ¿no? you went to the doctor's, didn't you?
    el martes es fiesta, ¿no? Tuesday is a holiday, isn't it?
    puedo ir, ¿no? I can go, can't I?

    Spanish-English dictionary > no

  • 8 no faltar el respeto

    Ex. Judging from the history of warfare and skirmish between the British and the French, I am surprised you are so civil towards each other.
    * * *

    Ex: Judging from the history of warfare and skirmish between the British and the French, I am surprised you are so civil towards each other.

    Spanish-English dictionary > no faltar el respeto

  • 9 palabra

    intj.
    really, honest to goodness, honest, honest to God.
    f.
    1 word.
    de palabra by word of mouth, verbally
    dejar a alguien con la palabra en la boca to cut somebody off in mid-sentence
    en cuatro o dos palabras in a few words
    en una palabra in a word
    no dijo palabra he didn't say a word
    medir las palabras to weigh one's words (carefully)
    no habla ni (media) palabra de español she doesn't speak a word of Spanish
    palabra por palabra word for word
    ser palabras mayores to be an important matter
    sin mediar palabra without a single word
    palabra divina o de Dios word of God
    2 word (juramento, promesa).
    dar su palabra to give one's word
    faltó a su palabra he went back on his word, he broke o didn't keep his word
    mantuvo su palabra she kept her word
    tienes mi palabra you have my word
    tomar la palabra a alguien to hold somebody to their word
    3 speech (habla).
    4 word of honor, troth, word, word of honour.
    * * *
    1 word
    \
    dar su palabra to give one's word, promise
    decir la última palabra to have the last word
    dirigirle la palabra a alguien to address somebody
    en una palabra in a word
    no decir ni media palabra a nadie not to breath a word to anyone
    medir las palabras to weigh one's words
    no dirigirle la palabra a alguien not to be speaking to somebody
    palabra por palabra word for word
    quitarle a alguien la palabra to cut somebody short, interrupt somebody
    ser hombre/mujer de palabra to be a man of his word/a woman of her word
    ser hombre/mujer de pocas palabras to be a man/woman of few words
    tener la palabra to have the floor
    tener palabra to keep one's word
    tener unas palabras con alguien to have words with somebody
    tomarle a alguien la palabra to take somebody at their word
    palabra clave key word
    palabra de honor word of honour
    palabras mayores (palabrotas) swearwords 2 (cosa importante) serious talk
    * * *
    noun f.
    1) word
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=vocablo) word

    ¿me permiten decir unas palabras? — could I say a few words?

    no tengo palabras o me faltan palabras para expresar lo que siento — I haven't got the o there aren't words to express how I feel, words fail to express how I feel

    sin decir o chistar * palabra — without a word

    con buenas palabras, me lo dijo con muy buenas palabras — he told me as cool as you like *

    nos entretenía con buenas palabras, pero nunca nos daba el dinero — he palmed us off with smooth talk, but he never gave us the money

    medias palabras — hints

    en una palabra — in a word

    ¡ni una palabra más! — not another word!

    - no cruzar una palabra con algn

    palabras cruzadas LAm (=crucigrama) crossword sing

    palabras mayores offensive language sing

    ser palabras mayores (=ser importante)

    ¿te han hecho directora? ¡eso ya son palabras mayores! — so you've been appointed director, that's really something!

    juego II, 2)
    2) (=facultad de hablar)

    tiene el don de la palabra, es de palabra fácil — he has a way with words, he has the gift of the gab *

    de palabra, he pecado solo de palabra — I've sinned in word only

    dirigir la palabra a algn, hace tiempo que no me dirige la palabra — he hasn't spoken to me for a long time

    3) frm (=turno para hablar) floor

    ceder la palabra a algn, conceder la palabra a algn — to give sb the floor, invite sb to speak

    pedir la palabra — to ask for the floor, ask to be allowed to speak

    tener la palabra — to have the floor

    tomar la palabra — to take the floor, speak

    hacer uso de la palabra — to take the floor, speak

    4) (=promesa) word

    cumplió su palabra — he kept his word, he was true to his word

    palabra que yo no tengo nada que ver* I've got nothing to do with it, (I) promise!

    -¿de verdad que no sabías nada? -¡palabra! o hum ¡palabrita del Niño Jesús! — "you really didn't know anything?" - "cross my heart and hope to die!"

    bajo palabra — (Mil) on parole

    dar o empeñar su palabra — to give one's word

    faltar a su palabra — to go back on o break one's word

    palabra de casamiento, dar palabra de casamiento — to promise to marry

    palabra de honor — word of honour, word of honor (EEUU)

    ¿me das tu palabra de honor de que no dirás nada? — do you give me your word of honour you won't say anything?

    ¡palabra de honor! — word of honour!

    * * *
    1) ( vocablo) word

    en pocas palabras, es un cobarde — in a word, he's a coward

    eso ya son palabras mayores — (refiriéndose - a insulto, acusación) those are strong words; (- a propuesta excesiva) that's taking things too far

    quitarle las palabras de la boca a alguiento take the words right out of somebody's mouth

    tener la última palabrato have the final say

    2) ( promesa) word

    nunca falta a su palabrahe never breaks o goes back on his word

    se lo devolví palabra! — I gave it back to her, honest! (colloq)

    cobrarle la palabra a alguien — (Chi fam) to hold somebody to his/her word (colloq)

    tomarle la palabra a alguien: le tomé la palabra y le pedí un préstamo — I took him up on his offer and asked for a loan

    3)
    a) ( habla) speech

    dejar a alguien con la palabra en la boca: me dejó con la palabra en la boca — ( me interrumpió) he cut me off in mid-sentence; ( no me dejó hablar) he didn't give me a chance to open my mouth

    b) (frml) (en ceremonia, asamblea)

    pido la palabra — may I say something?, I'd like to say something

    tener/tomar la palabra — to have/to take the floor (frml)

    ceder (le) la palabra a alguiento give the floor to somebody (frml), to call upon somebody to speak

    * * *
    = word, headword.
    Ex. A subject index has alphabetical terms or words as headings; These terms represent concepts or subjects.
    Ex. This tool allows the user to generate all known inflected forms from a list of headwords.
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    * agrupar palabras que tienen la mism = merge + word forms.
    * agrupar palabras que tienen la misma raíz = merge + word forms.
    * análisis de la coocurrencia de palabras = co-word analysis.
    * anuncio por palabras = classified advertisement, classified ad.
    * búsqueda de palabras clave = keyword search.
    * búsqueda por palabra del título = title word search.
    * catálogo alfabético de palabras clave = keyword catalogue.
    * citar las palabras de Alguien = quote + Nombre + words.
    * compuesto de varias palabras = multi-word.
    * concepto de múltiples palabras = multiple-word concept.
    * concepto expresado con varias palabras = database host.
    * con sus propias palabras = in + Posesivo + own words.
    * con una separación de + Número + palabras = within + Número + words of each other.
    * coocurrencia de palabras = co-word [coword].
    * cumplir (con) + Posesivo + palabra = keep + Posesivo + word, live up to + Posesivo + word.
    * cumplir la palabra = keep + Posesivo + word, live up to + Posesivo + word.
    * decir la última palabra = hear + the final word, outface.
    * dejar sin palabras = nonplus, leave + Nombre + speechless.
    * de múltiples palabras = multiple-word.
    * de palabra = by word of mouth, word-of-mouth.
    * describir con palabras = describe + in words.
    * descriptor compuesto de varias palabras = multiple-word descriptor.
    * de sólo palabras = word-oriented.
    * de una palabra = one-word.
    * de una única palabra = single-word.
    * dirigir la palabra = be civil towards.
    * dirigirse la palabra = on speaking terms.
    * encabezamiento compuesto de varias palabras = multi-word heading.
    * en dos palabras = in a nutshell.
    * en el estricto sentido de la palabra = strictly speaking.
    * en las palabras de uno mismo = in + Posesivo + own words.
    * en las propias palabras de uno mismo = in + Posesivo + own words.
    * en ningún sentido de la palabra = in any sense of the word.
    * en otras palabras = in other words, to put it another way, which is to say.
    * en palabras = verbally.
    * en pocas palabras = simply put, in brief, to say the least, to put it (quite) simply, in short, to cut a long story short, bottom line, the, put simply, to make a long story short, the short story + be, simply stated.
    * entrada por palabra clave del título = catchword entry.
    * en una palabra = in a nutshell, in a word.
    * escoger las palabras = choose + Posesivo + words (carefully), pick + Posesivo + words (carefully).
    * expresar con palabras = verbalise [verbalize, -USA].
    * expresar los sentimientos con palabras = put + Posesivo + feelings into words.
    * fiarse de la palabra de Alguien = take + Posesivo + word for it.
    * fiel a la palabra de Uno = true to + Posesivo + word.
    * frecuencia de palabras = word count.
    * gesticular palabras con la boca sin emitir sonido = mouth.
    * hilvanar palabras = orchestrate + words.
    * hombre que no tiene palabra = not a man of his word.
    * índice de palabras del documento = textwords ratio.
    * índice invertido de las palabras del título = title word dictionary.
    * índice KWIC (Palabra Clave en su Contexto) = KWIC (Keyword-in-Context).
    * índice KWIT (Palabra Clave del Título) = KWIT (Keyword-in-Title).
    * índice KWOC (Palabra Clave fuera de su Contexto) = KWOC (Keyword-Out-of-Context).
    * índice permutado de palabras clave = permuted keyword index.
    * indización por palabras clave = keyword indexing.
    * indización por palabras clave del título = catchword indexing, catchword title indexing.
    * indización por palabras del título = title-term indexing.
    * inflexión lingüística de una palabra = word form.
    * intercambiar palabras = bandy + words.
    * juego de palabras = turn of phrase, pun, play of words, play on words.
    * la última palabra = the last word, the last word, the bee's knees, the cat's pyjamas, the cat's meow, the cat's whiskers, the dog's bollocks.
    * ley de frecuencias de palabras de Zipf = Zipf's word frequency law.
    * lista de palabras clave = go-list [golist].
    * lista de palabras vacías = stop list [stoplist], stopword list.
    * lista permutada de palabras clave = permuted keyword list.
    * mala palabra = dirty word.
    * mantener la palabra = keep + Posesivo + word, live up to + Posesivo + word.
    * medir las palabras = watch + Posesivo + mouth, watch what + say, weigh + Posesivo + words (carefully), choose + Posesivo + words (carefully), pick + Posesivo + words (carefully), measure + Posesivo + words (carefully).
    * memorizar palabra por palabra = memorise + word for word.
    * método de ordenación palabra por palabra = word by word method, nothing before something method.
    * !ni una palabra a nadie! = not a word to anyone!.
    * no encontrar palabras = be at a loss for words, be lost for words.
    * no haber palabras para describirlo = beggar + description.
    * nombre compuesto por varias palabras = multiple-word name.
    * número de palabras = wordage.
    * ordenación alfabética palabra por palabra = word by word alphabetisation.
    * ordenación palabra por palabra = word-by-word filing, nothing before something arrangement, word by word arrangement.
    * ordenar alfabéticamente palabra por palabra = arrange + alphabetically word by word.
    * orden inverso de palabras = indirect word order.
    * palabra ambigua = weasel word.
    * palabra clave = keyword [key word], key term.
    * palabra coloquial = slang word.
    * palabra común = common word.
    * palabra de contenido = content word.
    * palabra de control = control word.
    * palabra de Dios = word of God.
    * palabra de entrada principal = primary entry word.
    * palabra del documento = textword.
    * palabra del texto = text word.
    * palabra del título = title word, title term.
    * palabra de moda = buzzword [buzz word], byword.
    * palabra engañosa = weasel word.
    * palabra equívoca = weasel word.
    * palabra escrita, la = written word, the.
    * palabra fosilizada = fossil word.
    * palabra hablada, la = spoken word, the.
    * palabra híbrida = portmanteau word.
    * palabra impresa = words in print.
    * palabra impresa, la = printed word, the.
    * palabra justa, la = mot juste, the.
    * palabra llena de contenido = substantive word.
    * palabra malsonate = expletive.
    * palabra oculta = hidden word.
    * palabra por la que se ordena una entrada = filing word.
    * palabra por palabra = verbatim, word for word.
    * palabra puente = transitional word.
    * palabras = wordage.
    * palabras al viento = hot air.
    * palabras + caer en + saco roto = words + fall on + deaf ears.
    * palabras de agradecimiento = vote of thanks, word of thanks, words of gratitude, congratulatory speech, congratulatory remarks.
    * palabras de alabanza = words of praise.
    * palabras de aliento = pep talk.
    * palabras de ánimo = pep talk.
    * palabras de bienvenida = welcoming remarks, welcome remarks.
    * palabras de consuelo = words of comfort.
    * palabra significativa = content-bearing word, significant word.
    * palabras iniciales = opening statement.
    * palabras literales = quote... unquote.
    * palabras para levantar la moral = pep talk.
    * palabras + penetrar = words + sink.
    * palabras sabias = words of wisdom, pearls of wisdom, nuggets of truth, nuggets of wisdom.
    * palabras usadas = wording.
    * palabra vacía = stopword [stop-word], function word.
    * primera palabra del encabezamiento = entry word.
    * primeras palabras = opening statement.
    * pronunciar las palabras de corrido = slur + words.
    * quedarse sin palabras = stun into + speechlessness, be at a loss for words, be lost for words.
    * ¡qué palabras son esas! = watch your language!.
    * raíz de palabra = word stem.
    * recordar + Posesivo + palabras = mark + Posesivo + words.
    * reducción de una palabra a su raíz = stemming.
    * reducir una palabra a su raíz = stem.
    * secuencia de palabras = word string.
    * según las palabras de = to quote + Nombre de Persona, in the words of.
    * según sus propias palabras = in + Posesivo + own terms.
    * sentido de la palabra = word sense.
    * ser la última palabra = be all the rage.
    * significado de la palabra = word sense.
    * sin decir una palabra = without saying a word.
    * sin palabras = wordless.
    * sopesar las palabras = weigh + Posesivo + words (carefully), choose + Posesivo + words (carefully), pick + Posesivo + words (carefully), measure + Posesivo + words (carefully).
    * tener la última palabra = have + the ultimate say, have + the final say, call + the shots, be the boss, call + the tune, rule + the roost.
    * tener palabra = keep + Posesivo + word, live up to + Posesivo + word.
    * tomarle la palabra a Alguien = take + Nombre + at + Posesivo + word.
    * última palabra + depender de = ultimate authority + rest with.
    * Posesivo + últimas palabras = last words, Posesivo + dying last words.
    * últimas palabras que se han hecho famosas = famous last words.
    * una imagen vale más que mil palabras = a picture is worth more than ten thousand words.
    * una imagen vale mil palabras = every picture tells a story.
    * un hombre de palabra = a man of his word.
    * un hombre de pocas palabras = a man of few words.
    * variante morfológica de una palabra = word variant.
    * * *
    1) ( vocablo) word

    en pocas palabras, es un cobarde — in a word, he's a coward

    eso ya son palabras mayores — (refiriéndose - a insulto, acusación) those are strong words; (- a propuesta excesiva) that's taking things too far

    quitarle las palabras de la boca a alguiento take the words right out of somebody's mouth

    tener la última palabrato have the final say

    2) ( promesa) word

    nunca falta a su palabrahe never breaks o goes back on his word

    se lo devolví palabra! — I gave it back to her, honest! (colloq)

    cobrarle la palabra a alguien — (Chi fam) to hold somebody to his/her word (colloq)

    tomarle la palabra a alguien: le tomé la palabra y le pedí un préstamo — I took him up on his offer and asked for a loan

    3)
    a) ( habla) speech

    dejar a alguien con la palabra en la boca: me dejó con la palabra en la boca — ( me interrumpió) he cut me off in mid-sentence; ( no me dejó hablar) he didn't give me a chance to open my mouth

    b) (frml) (en ceremonia, asamblea)

    pido la palabra — may I say something?, I'd like to say something

    tener/tomar la palabra — to have/to take the floor (frml)

    ceder (le) la palabra a alguiento give the floor to somebody (frml), to call upon somebody to speak

    * * *
    = word, headword.

    Ex: A subject index has alphabetical terms or words as headings; These terms represent concepts or subjects.

    Ex: This tool allows the user to generate all known inflected forms from a list of headwords.
    * agrupar palabras que tienen la mism = merge + word forms.
    * agrupar palabras que tienen la misma raíz = merge + word forms.
    * análisis de la coocurrencia de palabras = co-word analysis.
    * anuncio por palabras = classified advertisement, classified ad.
    * búsqueda de palabras clave = keyword search.
    * búsqueda por palabra del título = title word search.
    * catálogo alfabético de palabras clave = keyword catalogue.
    * citar las palabras de Alguien = quote + Nombre + words.
    * compuesto de varias palabras = multi-word.
    * concepto de múltiples palabras = multiple-word concept.
    * concepto expresado con varias palabras = database host.
    * con sus propias palabras = in + Posesivo + own words.
    * con una separación de + Número + palabras = within + Número + words of each other.
    * coocurrencia de palabras = co-word [coword].
    * cumplir (con) + Posesivo + palabra = keep + Posesivo + word, live up to + Posesivo + word.
    * cumplir la palabra = keep + Posesivo + word, live up to + Posesivo + word.
    * decir la última palabra = hear + the final word, outface.
    * dejar sin palabras = nonplus, leave + Nombre + speechless.
    * de múltiples palabras = multiple-word.
    * de palabra = by word of mouth, word-of-mouth.
    * describir con palabras = describe + in words.
    * descriptor compuesto de varias palabras = multiple-word descriptor.
    * de sólo palabras = word-oriented.
    * de una palabra = one-word.
    * de una única palabra = single-word.
    * dirigir la palabra = be civil towards.
    * dirigirse la palabra = on speaking terms.
    * encabezamiento compuesto de varias palabras = multi-word heading.
    * en dos palabras = in a nutshell.
    * en el estricto sentido de la palabra = strictly speaking.
    * en las palabras de uno mismo = in + Posesivo + own words.
    * en las propias palabras de uno mismo = in + Posesivo + own words.
    * en ningún sentido de la palabra = in any sense of the word.
    * en otras palabras = in other words, to put it another way, which is to say.
    * en palabras = verbally.
    * en pocas palabras = simply put, in brief, to say the least, to put it (quite) simply, in short, to cut a long story short, bottom line, the, put simply, to make a long story short, the short story + be, simply stated.
    * entrada por palabra clave del título = catchword entry.
    * en una palabra = in a nutshell, in a word.
    * escoger las palabras = choose + Posesivo + words (carefully), pick + Posesivo + words (carefully).
    * expresar con palabras = verbalise [verbalize, -USA].
    * expresar los sentimientos con palabras = put + Posesivo + feelings into words.
    * fiarse de la palabra de Alguien = take + Posesivo + word for it.
    * fiel a la palabra de Uno = true to + Posesivo + word.
    * frecuencia de palabras = word count.
    * gesticular palabras con la boca sin emitir sonido = mouth.
    * hilvanar palabras = orchestrate + words.
    * hombre que no tiene palabra = not a man of his word.
    * índice de palabras del documento = textwords ratio.
    * índice invertido de las palabras del título = title word dictionary.
    * índice KWIC (Palabra Clave en su Contexto) = KWIC (Keyword-in-Context).
    * índice KWIT (Palabra Clave del Título) = KWIT (Keyword-in-Title).
    * índice KWOC (Palabra Clave fuera de su Contexto) = KWOC (Keyword-Out-of-Context).
    * índice permutado de palabras clave = permuted keyword index.
    * indización por palabras clave = keyword indexing.
    * indización por palabras clave del título = catchword indexing, catchword title indexing.
    * indización por palabras del título = title-term indexing.
    * inflexión lingüística de una palabra = word form.
    * intercambiar palabras = bandy + words.
    * juego de palabras = turn of phrase, pun, play of words, play on words.
    * la última palabra = the last word, the last word, the bee's knees, the cat's pyjamas, the cat's meow, the cat's whiskers, the dog's bollocks.
    * ley de frecuencias de palabras de Zipf = Zipf's word frequency law.
    * lista de palabras clave = go-list [golist].
    * lista de palabras vacías = stop list [stoplist], stopword list.
    * lista permutada de palabras clave = permuted keyword list.
    * mala palabra = dirty word.
    * mantener la palabra = keep + Posesivo + word, live up to + Posesivo + word.
    * medir las palabras = watch + Posesivo + mouth, watch what + say, weigh + Posesivo + words (carefully), choose + Posesivo + words (carefully), pick + Posesivo + words (carefully), measure + Posesivo + words (carefully).
    * memorizar palabra por palabra = memorise + word for word.
    * método de ordenación palabra por palabra = word by word method, nothing before something method.
    * !ni una palabra a nadie! = not a word to anyone!.
    * no encontrar palabras = be at a loss for words, be lost for words.
    * no haber palabras para describirlo = beggar + description.
    * nombre compuesto por varias palabras = multiple-word name.
    * número de palabras = wordage.
    * ordenación alfabética palabra por palabra = word by word alphabetisation.
    * ordenación palabra por palabra = word-by-word filing, nothing before something arrangement, word by word arrangement.
    * ordenar alfabéticamente palabra por palabra = arrange + alphabetically word by word.
    * orden inverso de palabras = indirect word order.
    * palabra ambigua = weasel word.
    * palabra clave = keyword [key word], key term.
    * palabra coloquial = slang word.
    * palabra común = common word.
    * palabra de contenido = content word.
    * palabra de control = control word.
    * palabra de Dios = word of God.
    * palabra de entrada principal = primary entry word.
    * palabra del documento = textword.
    * palabra del texto = text word.
    * palabra del título = title word, title term.
    * palabra de moda = buzzword [buzz word], byword.
    * palabra engañosa = weasel word.
    * palabra equívoca = weasel word.
    * palabra escrita, la = written word, the.
    * palabra fosilizada = fossil word.
    * palabra hablada, la = spoken word, the.
    * palabra híbrida = portmanteau word.
    * palabra impresa = words in print.
    * palabra impresa, la = printed word, the.
    * palabra justa, la = mot juste, the.
    * palabra llena de contenido = substantive word.
    * palabra malsonate = expletive.
    * palabra oculta = hidden word.
    * palabra por la que se ordena una entrada = filing word.
    * palabra por palabra = verbatim, word for word.
    * palabra puente = transitional word.
    * palabras = wordage.
    * palabras al viento = hot air.
    * palabras + caer en + saco roto = words + fall on + deaf ears.
    * palabras de agradecimiento = vote of thanks, word of thanks, words of gratitude, congratulatory speech, congratulatory remarks.
    * palabras de alabanza = words of praise.
    * palabras de aliento = pep talk.
    * palabras de ánimo = pep talk.
    * palabras de bienvenida = welcoming remarks, welcome remarks.
    * palabras de consuelo = words of comfort.
    * palabra significativa = content-bearing word, significant word.
    * palabras iniciales = opening statement.
    * palabras literales = quote... unquote.
    * palabras para levantar la moral = pep talk.
    * palabras + penetrar = words + sink.
    * palabras sabias = words of wisdom, pearls of wisdom, nuggets of truth, nuggets of wisdom.
    * palabras usadas = wording.
    * palabra vacía = stopword [stop-word], function word.
    * primera palabra del encabezamiento = entry word.
    * primeras palabras = opening statement.
    * pronunciar las palabras de corrido = slur + words.
    * quedarse sin palabras = stun into + speechlessness, be at a loss for words, be lost for words.
    * ¡qué palabras son esas! = watch your language!.
    * raíz de palabra = word stem.
    * recordar + Posesivo + palabras = mark + Posesivo + words.
    * reducción de una palabra a su raíz = stemming.
    * reducir una palabra a su raíz = stem.
    * secuencia de palabras = word string.
    * según las palabras de = to quote + Nombre de Persona, in the words of.
    * según sus propias palabras = in + Posesivo + own terms.
    * sentido de la palabra = word sense.
    * ser la última palabra = be all the rage.
    * significado de la palabra = word sense.
    * sin decir una palabra = without saying a word.
    * sin palabras = wordless.
    * sopesar las palabras = weigh + Posesivo + words (carefully), choose + Posesivo + words (carefully), pick + Posesivo + words (carefully), measure + Posesivo + words (carefully).
    * tener la última palabra = have + the ultimate say, have + the final say, call + the shots, be the boss, call + the tune, rule + the roost.
    * tener palabra = keep + Posesivo + word, live up to + Posesivo + word.
    * tomarle la palabra a Alguien = take + Nombre + at + Posesivo + word.
    * última palabra + depender de = ultimate authority + rest with.
    * Posesivo + últimas palabras = last words, Posesivo + dying last words.
    * últimas palabras que se han hecho famosas = famous last words.
    * una imagen vale más que mil palabras = a picture is worth more than ten thousand words.
    * una imagen vale mil palabras = every picture tells a story.
    * un hombre de palabra = a man of his word.
    * un hombre de pocas palabras = a man of few words.
    * variante morfológica de una palabra = word variant.

    * * *
    A (vocablo) word
    una palabra de seis letras a six-letter word
    es un bruto en toda la extensión de la palabra he's a brute, in every sense of the word
    palabras, palabras, yo lo que quiero son hechos I've heard enough words o talk, I want to see some action
    es un hombre de pocas palabras he's a man of few words
    sólo quiero decir unas palabras I just want to say a few words
    tras unas palabras de saludo after a few words of welcome
    no encuentro or tengo palabras para expresarles mi agradecimiento I cannot find words to express my gratitude to you
    mira, yo te lo puedo explicar en dos palabras look, let me put it to you simply
    en pocas palabras, es un cobarde basically o to put it bluntly, he's a coward
    ¿te parece bien? — en una palabra, no is that all right? in a word, no
    lo tradujo palabra por palabra he translated it word for word
    ni una palabra más, te quedas a cenar not another word o I don't want to hear another word, you're staying for dinner
    yo no sabía ni una palabra del asunto I didn't know a thing o anything about it
    de esto ni una palabra a nadie not a word to anyone about this
    no entendí (ni) una palabra de lo que dijo I didn't understand a (single) word of what he said
    sin decir (una) palabra without a word
    con (muy) buenas palabras in the nicest possible way
    decirle a algn cuatro palabras bien dichas to tell sb a few home truths
    eso ya son palabras mayores (refiriéndosea un insulto) those are strong words; (— a una acusación) that's a serious accusation, those are strong words; (— a una propuesta excesiva) that's taking things too far, that's a bit excessive
    la última palabra the last word
    en este asunto la última palabra le corresponde a Juárez Juárez has the final say on this matter
    quitarle las palabras de la boca a algn to take the words right out of sb's mouth
    tener unas palabras con algn to have words with sb ( colloq)
    tuvieron unas palabras por un asunto de dinero they had words over some money matter
    las palabras se las lleva el viento actions speak louder than words
    a palabras necias oídos sordos take no notice of the stupid things people say
    malo1 adj Sense II. (↑ malo (1))
    Compuestos:
    key word
    compound word
    palabra funcional or vacía
    function word
    fpl (CS) crossword, crossword puzzle
    B (promesa) word
    me basta con tu palabra your word is enough for me
    me dio su palabra she gave me her word
    es una mujer de palabra she's a woman of her word
    siempre cumple con su palabra she always keeps her word
    nunca falta a su palabra he never breaks o goes back on his word
    palabra que yo no sabía nada ( fam); honest o really o ( BrE) straight up, I didn't know a thing about it ( colloq)
    se lo devolví ¡palabra! I gave it back to her, honest! ( colloq)
    cobrarle la palabra a algn ( Chi fam); to take sb up on sth ( colloq), to keep o hold sb to his/her word
    tomarle la palabra a algn: le tome la palabra y le pedí un préstamo I took him up on his offer and asked for a loan
    Compuesto:
    word of honor*
    le dio su palabra de honor de que no volvería a hacerlo he gave her his word of honor o his solemn word that he wouldn't do it again
    yo no fui ¡palabra de honor! it wasn't me, word of honor o I swear!
    C
    1 (habla) speech
    el don de la palabra the gift of speech
    me invitó sólo de palabra I only got a verbal invitation
    fue un acuerdo de palabra it was a verbal agreement
    pecar de pensamiento, palabra y obra to sin in thought, word and deed
    no me dirigió la palabra en toda la noche she didn't speak to me all night
    nos ha retirado la palabra she doesn't speak to us anymore, she no longer deigns to speak to us ( hum)
    dejar a algn con la palabra en la boca: me dejó con la palabra en la boca (me interrumpió) he cut me off in mid-sentence; (no me dejó hablar) he didn't give me a chance to open my mouth
    2 ( frml)
    (en una ceremonia, asamblea): pido la palabra may I say something?, I'd like to say something
    tiene la palabra el delegado estudiantil the student delegate has the floor ( frml)
    no le concedieron la palabra he was denied permission to speak, he was denied the floor ( frml)
    ceder la palabra a algn to give the floor to sb ( frml), to call upon sb to speak
    a continuación hizo uso de la palabra el presidente de la institución then the president of the institute made a speech
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    palabra sustantivo femenino
    1 ( vocablo) word;

    no son más que palabras it's all talk;
    en pocas palabras, es un cobarde in a word, he's a coward;
    palabra por palabra word for word;
    yo no sabía ni una palabra del asunto I didn't know a thing o anything about it;
    no entendí (ni) una palabra I didn't understand a (single) word;
    sin decir (una) palabra without a word;
    palabra compuesta compound word;
    tener la última palabra to have the final say
    2 ( promesa) word;
    palabra de honor word of honor( conjugate honor);

    una mujer de palabra a woman of her word;
    cumplió con su palabra she kept her word;
    nunca falta a su palabra he never breaks o goes back on his word
    3
    a) ( habla) speech;


    un acuerdo de palabra a verbal agreement;
    no me dirigió la palabra she didn't speak to me;
    dejar a algn con la palabra en la boca to cut sb off in mid-sentence
    b) (frml) (en ceremonia, asamblea):


    tener/tomar la palabra to have/to take the floor (frml)
    palabra sustantivo femenino
    1 word
    lo resumió en pocas palabras, she summarised it in a few words
    (discurso) me quedé con la palabra en la boca, I was left speechless
    Juan es hombre de pocas palabras, Juan is a man of few words
    2 (capacidad para hablar) me dejó sin palabra, I was speechless
    3 (compromiso) word: me dio su palabra, he gave me his word
    no tiene palabra, she never keeps her word
    4 (turno para hablar) right to speak
    tener la palabra, to have the floor
    ♦ Locuciones: dirigir la palabra a alguien, to address sb
    de palabra, by word of mouth
    ' palabra' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abogada
    - abogado
    - abreviar
    - acento
    - ayunas
    - baja
    - bajo
    - bañera
    - bar
    - bastante
    - calor
    - ceder
    - chalet
    - chimenea
    - ciudad
    - colmo
    - comida
    - comprometerse
    - culta
    - culto
    - decirse
    - disonante
    - empeñar
    - entredicho
    - faltar
    - fresca
    - fresco
    - histórica
    - histórico
    - honor
    - justa
    - justo
    - ladrón
    - ladrona
    - lata
    - mayoría
    - mirar
    - muletilla
    - padre
    - piso
    - promesa
    - pronunciar
    - recta
    - recto
    - saludar
    - saludo
    - sigla
    - subrayar
    - taco
    - tela
    English:
    absent
    - buzz off
    - cagey
    - clinch
    - connotation
    - current
    - date
    - dated
    - derive
    - do
    - engine driver
    - female
    - fish
    - floor
    - fuck
    - go back on
    - high
    - honour
    - interrogative
    - lady
    - marmalade
    - match
    - mint
    - misuse
    - operative
    - score out
    - sense
    - shorten
    - speak
    - spectacle
    - speech
    - state-of-the-art
    - storey
    - true
    - use
    - verbatim
    - way
    - word
    - a
    - call
    - compound
    - key
    - strict
    - swear
    - take
    - unwritten
    * * *
    nf
    1. [término, vocablo] word;
    con palabras no puedo expresar lo que sentía words cannot express what I felt;
    dilo con tus propias palabras say it in your own words;
    lo dijo, aunque no con esas palabras she said it, though not in so many words;
    buenas palabras fine-sounding words;
    no cruzaron palabra en todo el camino they didn't exchange a word throughout the journey;
    dejar a alguien con la palabra en la boca to cut sb off in mid-sentence;
    no le dirige la palabra a su madre desde hace semanas he hasn't spoken to his mother for weeks;
    en cuatro o [m5] dos palabras in a few words;
    en otras palabras in other words;
    en una palabra in a word;
    lo dijo todo a medias palabras she only hinted at what she meant;
    medir las palabras to weigh one's words (carefully);
    no habla ni (media) palabra de español she doesn't speak a word of Spanish;
    yo de este tema no sé ni (media) palabra I don't know a thing about this subject;
    no dijo palabra he didn't say a word;
    palabra por palabra word for word;
    me has quitado la palabra de la boca you took the words right out of my mouth;
    lo de comprar una casa son palabras mayores buying a house is a very serious matter;
    no hace falta llegar a palabras mayores there is no need to get nasty about it;
    le aguanto casi todo, pero eso ya son palabras mayores I'll put up with almost anything from him, but that's going a bit (too) far;
    sin mediar palabra without a single word;
    tener la última palabra to have the last word;
    tener unas palabras con alguien to have words with sb;
    tuvo que tragarse sus palabras he had to eat his words;
    a palabras necias, oídos sordos sticks and stones may break my bones (but words will never hurt me)
    Informát palabra clave keyword;
    palabra compuesta compound word;
    CSur palabras cruzadas crossword;
    palabra de Dios word of God
    2. [juramento, promesa] word;
    es su palabra contra la mía it's her word against mine;
    dar/empeñar la palabra to give/pledge one's word;
    ella me dio su palabra she gave me her word;
    dio (su) palabra de que nada saldría mal he gave his word that nothing would go wrong;
    estar bajo palabra [en juicio] to be under oath;
    faltó a su palabra he went back on his word, he broke o didn't keep his word;
    mantuvo su palabra she kept her word;
    no tiene palabra he's not a man of his word;
    tienes mi palabra you have my word;
    tomar la palabra a alguien to hold sb to their word
    palabra de honor word of honour;
    ¡palabra (de honor)! honestly!;
    yo no sabía nada, ¡palabra (de honor)! I didn't know anything, honestly! o I swear!
    3. [habla] speech;
    con el susto perdió la palabra the shock left her speechless;
    de palabra by word of mouth, verbally;
    el trato se hizo de palabra it was a purely verbal agreement o a gentleman's agreement
    4. [derecho de hablar]
    dar la palabra a alguien to give sb the floor;
    pedir la palabra to ask for the floor;
    ¡pido la palabra! could I say something, please?;
    tomar la palabra to take the floor
    5.
    palabras [discurso] words;
    nm
    palabra de honor [vestido] strapless dress
    * * *
    f tb fig
    word;
    palabra por palabra word for word;
    bajo palabra on parole;
    en una palabra in a word;
    de pocas palabras persona of few words;
    tomar a alguien la palabra take s.o. at his/her word;
    dejar a alguien con la palabra en la boca fig cut s.o. off in mid-sentence;
    buenas palabras fine words;
    lo de tener un hijo son palabras mayores having a child is a serious business o is not something to be undertaken lightly;
    con medias palabras dijo … he hinted that …, he half said that …
    * * *
    1) vocablo: word
    2) promesa: word, promise
    un hombre de palabra: a man of his word
    3) habla: speech
    4) : right to speak
    tener la palabra: to have the floor
    * * *
    palabra n word
    ¿qué quiere decir esta palabra? what does this word mean?

    Spanish-English dictionary > palabra

  • 10 respeto

    m.
    respect.
    el respeto a los derechos humanos respect for human rights
    trata a sus profesores con mucho respeto he shows a great deal of respect toward his teachers, he is very respectful toward his teachers
    es una falta de respeto it shows a lack of respect
    faltar al respeto a alguien to be disrespectful to somebody
    dentro de la iglesia hay que guardar respeto you must be respectful inside the church
    por respeto a out of consideration for
    presentar uno sus respetos a alguien to pay one's respects to somebody
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: respetar.
    * * *
    1 (gen) respect
    1 respects
    \
    campar por sus respetos to do as one pleases
    por respeto a out of consideration for
    presentar sus respetos a alguien formal to pay one's respects to somebody
    falta de respeto lack of respect
    * * *
    noun m.
    * * *
    SM
    1) (=consideración) respect

    con todos mis respetos, creo que se equivoca — with all due respect, I think you're wrong

    respeto a o de sí mismo — self-respect

    ¡un respeto! — show some respect!

    faltar al respeto a algn — to be disrespectful to sb, be rude to sb

    guardar respeto a algn — to respect sb

    perder el respeto a algn — to lose one's respect for sb

    por respeto a algn — out of consideration for sb

    presentar sus respetos a algn — to pay one's respects to sb

    tener respeto a algn — to respect sb

    2) * (=miedo)
    3)

    de respeto — best, reserve antes de s

    * * *
    a) (consideración, deferencia) respect

    con respeto — respectfully, with respect

    por respeto a alguien/algo — out of consideration o respect for somebody/something

    faltarle al or (CS) el respeto a alguien — to be rude o disrespectful to somebody

    el respeto a los derechos humanosrespect o regard for human rights

    el respeto a la Constituciónrespect for o observance of the Constitution

    campar por sus respetos — (Esp) to do as one pleases

    b) ( temor)
    c) respetos masculino plural respects (pl)

    presentaron sus respetos a... — they paid their repects to... (frml)

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    = respect, reverence, deference, obedience.
    Ex. The authorities had in mind the book's endemic lying, the petty thefts, the denigrations of respect and religion, the bad language and the bad grammar.
    Ex. One wondered, did daring first-year students lose their nerve at the last minute and kneel as evidence that their audacity in approaching this 'holy of holies' was tempered by the proper reverence?.
    Ex. Of course, the notion of service, though appealing to our altruism, also does have less attractive connotations of deference and, at worst, inferiority.
    Ex. This article reviews the prospects and limitations of several of these strategies for explaining cooperation and obedience to social norms.
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    * con el debido respeto = with due respect.
    * con respeto = respectfully.
    * conseguir respeto = gain + respect.
    * con todo mi debido respeto hacia = with (all) due respect to.
    * con todo mi respeto hacia = with (all) due respect to.
    * con todos mis respetos hacia (la opinión de) = pace.
    * falta de respeto = disrespect, irreverence.
    * faltar al respeto = disrespect, diss.
    * faltar el respeto = disrespect, diss.
    * ganarse el respeto = earn + respect.
    * imponer respeto = stand in + awe.
    * inculcar respeto = instil + respect.
    * inspirar respeto = inspire + respect.
    * mostrar respeto = show + respect.
    * no faltar el respeto = be civil towards.
    * pavor y respeto = awe.
    * por respeto a = out of respect for, out of consideration for.
    * presentar + Posesivo + respetos = pay + Posesivo + respects.
    * prestar respeto a = pay + deference to.
    * profundo respeto = obeisance.
    * respeto a la diferencia = respect to differences.
    * respeto filial = filial respect.
    * respeto hacia uno mismo = self-respect.
    * respeto mutuo = mutual respect.
    * tratar con respeto = treat with + respect.
    * * *
    a) (consideración, deferencia) respect

    con respeto — respectfully, with respect

    por respeto a alguien/algo — out of consideration o respect for somebody/something

    faltarle al or (CS) el respeto a alguien — to be rude o disrespectful to somebody

    el respeto a los derechos humanosrespect o regard for human rights

    el respeto a la Constituciónrespect for o observance of the Constitution

    campar por sus respetos — (Esp) to do as one pleases

    b) ( temor)
    c) respetos masculino plural respects (pl)

    presentaron sus respetos a... — they paid their repects to... (frml)

    * * *
    = respect, reverence, deference, obedience.

    Ex: The authorities had in mind the book's endemic lying, the petty thefts, the denigrations of respect and religion, the bad language and the bad grammar.

    Ex: One wondered, did daring first-year students lose their nerve at the last minute and kneel as evidence that their audacity in approaching this 'holy of holies' was tempered by the proper reverence?.
    Ex: Of course, the notion of service, though appealing to our altruism, also does have less attractive connotations of deference and, at worst, inferiority.
    Ex: This article reviews the prospects and limitations of several of these strategies for explaining cooperation and obedience to social norms.
    * con el debido respeto = with due respect.
    * con respeto = respectfully.
    * conseguir respeto = gain + respect.
    * con todo mi debido respeto hacia = with (all) due respect to.
    * con todo mi respeto hacia = with (all) due respect to.
    * con todos mis respetos hacia (la opinión de) = pace.
    * falta de respeto = disrespect, irreverence.
    * faltar al respeto = disrespect, diss.
    * faltar el respeto = disrespect, diss.
    * ganarse el respeto = earn + respect.
    * imponer respeto = stand in + awe.
    * inculcar respeto = instil + respect.
    * inspirar respeto = inspire + respect.
    * mostrar respeto = show + respect.
    * no faltar el respeto = be civil towards.
    * pavor y respeto = awe.
    * por respeto a = out of respect for, out of consideration for.
    * presentar + Posesivo + respetos = pay + Posesivo + respects.
    * prestar respeto a = pay + deference to.
    * profundo respeto = obeisance.
    * respeto a la diferencia = respect to differences.
    * respeto filial = filial respect.
    * respeto hacia uno mismo = self-respect.
    * respeto mutuo = mutual respect.
    * tratar con respeto = treat with + respect.

    * * *
    1 (consideración, deferencia) respect
    siempre me trató con respeto he always treated me respectfully o with respect
    los alumnos no le tienen ningún respeto her pupils have no respect for her
    una mujer que me merece mucho respeto a woman for whom I have the highest regard o respect
    no guarda el debido respeto a sus padres she does not show due respect to her parents
    por respeto a sus años, no dije nada out of consideration o respect for his age, I said nothing
    se ha ganado el respeto de todos she has won o gained everyone's respect
    ¡oiga! ¡un respeto! or ¡más respeto! hey! don't be so rude! o have a little more respect, please!
    no consentiré que le faltes al or (CS) el respeto I will not allow you to be rude o disrespectful to him
    el respeto a los derechos humanos respect o regard for human rights
    el respeto a la Constitución respect for o observance of the Constitution
    campar por sus respetos to do as one pleases
    2
    (miedo): su presencia impone respeto her presence always commands (a feeling of) respect
    les tengo mucho respeto a los perros I have a great deal of respect for dogs
    3 respetos mpl respects (pl)
    los delegados presentaron sus respetos al presidente ( frml); the delegates paid their respects to the chairman ( frml)
    Compuesto:
    * * *

     

    Del verbo respetar: ( conjugate respetar)

    respeto es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    respetó es:

    3ª persona singular (él/ella/usted) pretérito indicativo

    Multiple Entries:
    respetar    
    respeto
    respetar ( conjugate respetar) verbo transitivo
    a) persona to respect;

    se hizo respeto por todos he won o gained everyone's respect

    b)opinión/tradiciones to respect;

    señal/luz roja to obey;
    ley/norma to observe
    respeto sustantivo masculino
    a) (consideración, deferencia) respect;


    por respeto a algn/algo out of consideration o respect for sb/sth;
    faltarle al or (CS) el respeto a algn to be rude o disrespectful to sb;
    presentaron sus respetos a … they paid their repects to … (frml)
    b) ( temor):


    les tengo mucho respeto a los perros I have a healthy respect for dogs
    respetar verbo transitivo
    1 (a una persona, una cosa) to respect
    2 (una orden, ley) to observe, obey
    respeto sustantivo masculino
    1 (consideración) respect
    faltar al respeto, to be disrespectful [a, to]
    por respeto a alguien/algo, out of consideration for sb/sthg
    2 (temor) fear, nervousness: el mar impone respeto, the sea commands respect
    3 respetos, respects pl: presenté mis respetos a la viuda, I paid my respects to the widow
    ♦ Locuciones: campar por sus respetos, to do as one pleases o to make one's own rules
    ' respeto' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    consideración
    - desgracia
    - desvergonzada
    - desvergonzado
    - faltar
    - honra
    - imponer
    - nacer
    - osada
    - osadía
    - osado
    - profesar
    - rendir
    - señal
    - tener
    - trabajarse
    - vulnerar
    - admiración
    - conquistar
    - debido
    - decoro
    - falta
    - ganar
    - gente
    - inclinar
    - infundir
    - profundo
    - respetable
    - tratar
    English:
    command
    - compel
    - deference
    - disrespect
    - due
    - earn
    - instil
    - instill
    - mark
    - regard
    - respect
    - show
    - sneaking
    - token
    - while
    - each
    * * *
    1. [consideración] respect (a o por for);
    el respeto a los derechos humanos respect for human rights;
    trata a sus profesores con mucho respeto he shows a great deal of respect towards his teachers, he is very respectful towards his teachers;
    es una falta de respeto it shows a lack of respect;
    me parece una falta de respeto hacia sus compañeros I think it shows a lack of consideration towards his colleagues;
    faltar al respeto a alguien to be disrespectful to sb;
    con su acción se ganó el respeto de todos what he did earned him everybody's respect;
    dentro de la iglesia hay que guardar respeto you must be respectful inside the temple;
    sus opiniones no me merecen demasiado respeto I have very little respect for her opinions;
    siento mucho respeto por él I respect him greatly;
    por respeto a out of consideration for
    2. [miedo]
    tener respeto a las alturas to be afraid of heights
    3.
    respetos [saludos] respects;
    le presentaron sus respetos they paid him their respects
    * * *
    m
    1 respect;
    con todos los respetos with all due respect;
    falta de respeto lack of respect;
    faltar el respeto a alguien not show s.o. the proper respect, lack respect for s.o.
    2 ( saludos)
    :
    mis respetos a… my regards to…
    * * *
    1) : respect, consideration
    2) respetos nmpl
    : respects
    presentar sus respetos: to pay one's respects
    * * *
    1. (en general) respect
    2. (temor) fear

    Spanish-English dictionary > respeto

  • 11 respetuoso

    adj.
    respectful, courteous, proper, deferential.
    * * *
    1 respectful
    * * *
    * * *
    - sa adjetivo <persona/silencio> respectful

    le envía un respetuoso saludoSincerely yours (AmE), Yours respectfully (frml), Yours faithfully (BrE)

    * * *
    = considerate, reverent, civil.
    Ex. Library users fall into 4 groups: (1) patrons, who are considerate, grateful and undemanding; (2) 'pests' -- the in considerate; (3) 'pirates' who steal, deface and mutilate library property and materials; (4) 'vampires' whose enquiries make excessive demands upon the librarian's time.
    Ex. LIS articles are inter alia often repetitious, badly written, poorly presented, boring, unduly reverent and parochial.
    Ex. This situation only really stands out because this place is normally such an oasis of gentlemanly and civil behaviour.
    ----
    * respetuoso (con) = respectful (of/towards).
    * respetuoso de la ley = law abiding.
    * ser respetuoso con = be civil towards.
    * * *
    - sa adjetivo <persona/silencio> respectful

    le envía un respetuoso saludoSincerely yours (AmE), Yours respectfully (frml), Yours faithfully (BrE)

    * * *
    respetuoso (con)
    = respectful (of/towards)

    Ex: It was the librarian's conviction that if the common man could be induced to read the 'best' books, he would be more inclined to be conservative, patriotic, devout, and respectful of property.

    = considerate, reverent, civil.

    Ex: Library users fall into 4 groups: (1) patrons, who are considerate, grateful and undemanding; (2) 'pests' -- the in considerate; (3) 'pirates' who steal, deface and mutilate library property and materials; (4) 'vampires' whose enquiries make excessive demands upon the librarian's time.

    Ex: LIS articles are inter alia often repetitious, badly written, poorly presented, boring, unduly reverent and parochial.
    Ex: This situation only really stands out because this place is normally such an oasis of gentlemanly and civil behaviour.
    * respetuoso (con) = respectful (of/towards).
    * respetuoso de la ley = law abiding.
    * ser respetuoso con = be civil towards.

    * * *
    ‹persona/silencio› respectful
    le envía un respetuoso saludo Sincerely yours ( AmE), Yours respectfully ( frml), Yours faithfully ( BrE)
    * * *

    respetuoso
    ◊ -sa adjetivo ‹persona/silencio respectful

    respetuoso,-a adjetivo respectful

    ' respetuoso' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    respetuosa
    English:
    deferential
    - respectful
    - law
    * * *
    respetuoso, -a adj
    respectful ( con of)
    * * *
    adj respectful;
    respetuoso con el medio ambiente with respect for the environment
    * * *
    respetuoso, -sa adj
    : respectful
    * * *
    respetuoso adj respectful

    Spanish-English dictionary > respetuoso

  • 12 según

    prep.
    1 according to, as per, in accordance with, in pursuance of.
    2 after the fashion of.
    * * *
    1 (conforme) according to
    2 (dependiendo) depending on
    según lo que digan, tomaremos una decisión depending on what they say, we'll make a decision
    3 (como) just as
    5 (tal vez) it depends
    iré o me quedaré, según I'll either go or I'll stay, it depends
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    1. PREP
    1) (=de acuerdo con) according to

    según lo que dice — from what he says, going by what he says

    según parece — seemingly, apparently

    2) (=depende de) depending on
    2. CONJ
    1) (=depende de) depending on
    2) [indicando manera] as

    según están las cosas, es mejor no intervenir — the way things are, it's better not to get involved

    según se entra, a la izquierda — to the left as you go in

    3) [indicando simultaneidad] as
    3.
    ADV *

    -¿lo vas a comprar? -según — "are you going to buy it?" - "it all depends"

    según y como, según y conforme — it all depends

    * * *
    I
    1) ( de acuerdo con) according to

    según parece... — it would appear o seem (that)...

    según me dijo, piensa quedarse — from what he told me, he intends to stay

    según + subj: según te parezca as you think best; obtendrás distintos resultados según cómo lo hagas you will get different results depending (on) how you do it; ¿me llevas a casa? - según dónde vivas — will you take me home? - (it) depends where you live

    II
    adverbio it depends

    este método puede resultar o no, según — this method may or may not work, it depends

    III
    a) ( a medida que) as
    b) ( en cuanto)

    según llegamos a la ventanilla, pusieron el cartel de cerrado — just as we reached the window they put up the closed sign

    * * *
    = as, as, in the form that, in terms of, in the manner, by, based on, in the words of, along the lines of, judging by, to judge by, in the opinion of, judging from, according to.
    Ex. As the quantity of knowledge expands the need to organise it becomes more pressing.
    Ex. This scheme aims for a more helpful order than the major schemes, by following the groupings of subjects as they are taught in schools.
    Ex. The edition statement is given if stated in the document, in the form that is given in the document.
    Ex. And we have all of the ingredients for the creation of an atmosphere in which the proponents of expediency could couch their arguments in terms of cost effectiveness.
    Ex. One might, for example, speak to a microphone, in the manner described in connection with the speech-controlled typewriter, and thus make his selections.
    Ex. The name to be chosen for the author must be, by rule 40, 'the name by which he is commonly identified, whether it is his real name, or an assumed name, nickname, title of nobility, or other appellation'.
    Ex. Libraries will make judgements based on criteria such as better information resources, quicker answers, and more cost-effective services = Las bibliotecas tomarán decisiones de acuerdo con criterios tales como mejores recursos informativos, rapidez de respuesta y servicios más rentables.
    Ex. The general opinion of Edward Wood seemed to be summed up in the words of one staff member, who said, 'Ed Wood's a prince of a guy'.
    Ex. The author considers the possibility of a shift from libraries to personal information service along the lines of the shift that has occured from public to private transport.
    Ex. The number of titles is expected to double within a relatively short period, judging by the enthusiasm expressed by the publishers.
    Ex. To judge by some of the comments presented here, weeding may function as a homogenizing agent in many public libraries, creating a situation where the product lines (books) offered show little variation from library to library.
    Ex. These bureaucratic organisations contribute to a social malaise, symptomatic, in the opinion of many workers, of a general social crisis which will accelerate in the decades ahead.
    Ex. Judging from the history of warfare and skirmish between the British and the French, I am surprised you are so civil towards each other.
    Ex. The headings will be arranged according to the filing sequence of the notation (for example, alphabetically for letters or numerically for numbers).
    ----
    * actuar según = act on/upon.
    * de pago según el uso = on a pay as you go basis.
    * edificio construido según un plan cúbico = deep building.
    * grupo según edad = age group [age-group].
    * ordenación topográfica según los intereses del lector = reader interest arrangement.
    * salir según lo planeado = go off + as planned.
    * salir según lo previsto = go off + as planned.
    * según cabe suponer = presumably, presumably, supposedly, allegedly.
    * según convenga = as appropriate.
    * según corresponda = as appropriate.
    * según cuenta la leyenda = legend has it that, as legend goes.
    * según el color del cristal con que se mire = in the eye of the beholder.
    * según el contexto = contextually.
    * según el huso horario de Europa Central = CET (Central European Time).
    * según el testimonio de = on the evidence of.
    * según la aplicación de reglas = rule-governed.
    * según la costumbre = according to normal practice.
    * según la estación del año = seasonally.
    * según la información obtenida = output-oriented.
    * según la leyenda = as legend goes, legend has it that.
    * según la opinión de = in the opinion of.
    * según las palabras de = to quote + Nombre de Persona, in the words of.
    * según lo cual = where.
    * según lo planeado = as planned.
    * según lo previsto = on schedule, as planned.
    * según lo que + Pronombre Personal + saber = to + Posesivo + knowledge.
    * según los ingresos = means-tested.
    * según los intereses personales de cada uno = interest-based.
    * según lo ve + Nombre = as seen through the eyes of + Nombre.
    * según mi opinión = to the best of my knowledge.
    * según + Nombre = as far as + Nombre + be + concerned, as per + Nombre, going on + Nombre.
    * según nuestro entender = as far as we know.
    * según parece = apparently, apparently, by the looks of it.
    * según + Posesivo + bolsillo = according to + Posesivo + pocket.
    * según + Posesivo + opinión = in + Posesivo + view, in + Posesivo + opinion.
    * según + Posesivo + parecer = in + Posesivo + view, in + Posesivo + opinion.
    * según + Pronombre = Pronombre + understanding + be, in + Posesivo + view, in + Posesivo + opinion.
    * según + Pronombre + entender = it + be + Posesivo + understanding, Pronombre + understanding + be.
    * según + Pronombre Personal = in + Posesivo + eyes.
    * según quedó indicado en = as was pointed out in.
    * según sea conveniente = to suit.
    * según sea necesario = as required.
    * según sea pertinente = as applicable.
    * según se cree = reputedly.
    * según se desee = at will.
    * según se dice = reportedly, so the argument goes, reputedly.
    * según se necesite = on demand, on request, at need, as required, as the occasion arises, pro re nata.
    * según surja la ocasión = as the occasion arises.
    * según sus propias condiciones = on + Posesivo + own terms, in + Posesivo + own terms.
    * según sus propias palabras = in + Posesivo + own terms.
    * según una secuencia ordinal = ordinally.
    * según un método prescrito = clerically.
    * según vayan llegando = on a first come first served basis.
    * según yo = in my books.
    * según yo sé = to the best of my knowledge, AFAIK (as far as I know), to my knowledge.
    * * *
    I
    1) ( de acuerdo con) according to

    según parece... — it would appear o seem (that)...

    según me dijo, piensa quedarse — from what he told me, he intends to stay

    según + subj: según te parezca as you think best; obtendrás distintos resultados según cómo lo hagas you will get different results depending (on) how you do it; ¿me llevas a casa? - según dónde vivas — will you take me home? - (it) depends where you live

    II
    adverbio it depends

    este método puede resultar o no, según — this method may or may not work, it depends

    III
    a) ( a medida que) as
    b) ( en cuanto)

    según llegamos a la ventanilla, pusieron el cartel de cerrado — just as we reached the window they put up the closed sign

    * * *
    = as, as, in the form that, in terms of, in the manner, by, based on, in the words of, along the lines of, judging by, to judge by, in the opinion of, judging from, according to.

    Ex: As the quantity of knowledge expands the need to organise it becomes more pressing.

    Ex: This scheme aims for a more helpful order than the major schemes, by following the groupings of subjects as they are taught in schools.
    Ex: The edition statement is given if stated in the document, in the form that is given in the document.
    Ex: And we have all of the ingredients for the creation of an atmosphere in which the proponents of expediency could couch their arguments in terms of cost effectiveness.
    Ex: One might, for example, speak to a microphone, in the manner described in connection with the speech-controlled typewriter, and thus make his selections.
    Ex: The name to be chosen for the author must be, by rule 40, 'the name by which he is commonly identified, whether it is his real name, or an assumed name, nickname, title of nobility, or other appellation'.
    Ex: Libraries will make judgements based on criteria such as better information resources, quicker answers, and more cost-effective services = Las bibliotecas tomarán decisiones de acuerdo con criterios tales como mejores recursos informativos, rapidez de respuesta y servicios más rentables.
    Ex: The general opinion of Edward Wood seemed to be summed up in the words of one staff member, who said, 'Ed Wood's a prince of a guy'.
    Ex: The author considers the possibility of a shift from libraries to personal information service along the lines of the shift that has occured from public to private transport.
    Ex: The number of titles is expected to double within a relatively short period, judging by the enthusiasm expressed by the publishers.
    Ex: To judge by some of the comments presented here, weeding may function as a homogenizing agent in many public libraries, creating a situation where the product lines (books) offered show little variation from library to library.
    Ex: These bureaucratic organisations contribute to a social malaise, symptomatic, in the opinion of many workers, of a general social crisis which will accelerate in the decades ahead.
    Ex: Judging from the history of warfare and skirmish between the British and the French, I am surprised you are so civil towards each other.
    Ex: The headings will be arranged according to the filing sequence of the notation (for example, alphabetically for letters or numerically for numbers).
    * actuar según = act on/upon.
    * de pago según el uso = on a pay as you go basis.
    * edificio construido según un plan cúbico = deep building.
    * grupo según edad = age group [age-group].
    * ordenación topográfica según los intereses del lector = reader interest arrangement.
    * salir según lo planeado = go off + as planned.
    * salir según lo previsto = go off + as planned.
    * según cabe suponer = presumably, presumably, supposedly, allegedly.
    * según convenga = as appropriate.
    * según corresponda = as appropriate.
    * según cuenta la leyenda = legend has it that, as legend goes.
    * según el color del cristal con que se mire = in the eye of the beholder.
    * según el contexto = contextually.
    * según el huso horario de Europa Central = CET (Central European Time).
    * según el testimonio de = on the evidence of.
    * según la aplicación de reglas = rule-governed.
    * según la costumbre = according to normal practice.
    * según la estación del año = seasonally.
    * según la información obtenida = output-oriented.
    * según la leyenda = as legend goes, legend has it that.
    * según la opinión de = in the opinion of.
    * según las palabras de = to quote + Nombre de Persona, in the words of.
    * según lo cual = where.
    * según lo planeado = as planned.
    * según lo previsto = on schedule, as planned.
    * según lo que + Pronombre Personal + saber = to + Posesivo + knowledge.
    * según los ingresos = means-tested.
    * según los intereses personales de cada uno = interest-based.
    * según lo ve + Nombre = as seen through the eyes of + Nombre.
    * según mi opinión = to the best of my knowledge.
    * según + Nombre = as far as + Nombre + be + concerned, as per + Nombre, going on + Nombre.
    * según nuestro entender = as far as we know.
    * según parece = apparently, apparently, by the looks of it.
    * según + Posesivo + bolsillo = according to + Posesivo + pocket.
    * según + Posesivo + opinión = in + Posesivo + view, in + Posesivo + opinion.
    * según + Posesivo + parecer = in + Posesivo + view, in + Posesivo + opinion.
    * según + Pronombre = Pronombre + understanding + be, in + Posesivo + view, in + Posesivo + opinion.
    * según + Pronombre + entender = it + be + Posesivo + understanding, Pronombre + understanding + be.
    * según + Pronombre Personal = in + Posesivo + eyes.
    * según quedó indicado en = as was pointed out in.
    * según sea conveniente = to suit.
    * según sea necesario = as required.
    * según sea pertinente = as applicable.
    * según se cree = reputedly.
    * según se desee = at will.
    * según se dice = reportedly, so the argument goes, reputedly.
    * según se necesite = on demand, on request, at need, as required, as the occasion arises, pro re nata.
    * según surja la ocasión = as the occasion arises.
    * según sus propias condiciones = on + Posesivo + own terms, in + Posesivo + own terms.
    * según sus propias palabras = in + Posesivo + own terms.
    * según una secuencia ordinal = ordinally.
    * según un método prescrito = clerically.
    * según vayan llegando = on a first come first served basis.
    * según yo = in my books.
    * según yo sé = to the best of my knowledge, AFAIK (as far as I know), to my knowledge.

    * * *
    A (de acuerdo con) according to
    según Elena/él according to Elena/him
    el evangelio según San Mateo the Gospel according to St Matthew
    según fuentes autorizadas/nuestros cálculos according to official sources/our calculations
    lo hice según tus indicaciones I did it according to o following your instructions, I followed your instructions
    según parece sus días están contados apparently, its days are numbered o it would appear o seem its days are numbered
    así que está en la India … — según parece … so he's in India … — so it seems o apparently
    según las órdenes que me dieron in accordance with the orders I was given
    según me dijo, piensa quedarse from what he told me, he intends to stay
    B (dependiendo de) según + SUBJ:
    según te parezca as you think best
    obtendrás distintos resultados según cómo lo hagas you will get different results depending (on) how you do it
    ¿me llevas a casa? — según dónde vivas will you take me home? — (it) depends where you live
    iré según y cómo or según y conforme me sienta whether I go or not depends on how I feel
    it depends
    este método puede resultar o no, según this method may or may not work, it depends
    según van entrando as they come in
    2
    (en cuanto): según llegamos a la ventanilla, pusieron el cartel de cerrado just as we reached the window they put up the closed sign
    según llegues sube a verme come up and see me as soon as you arrive
    * * *

     

    según preposición
    1 ( de acuerdo con) according to;

    según parece apparently
    2 ( dependiendo de):

    ¿me llevas a casa? — según dónde vivas will you take me home?(it) depends where you live
    ■ adverbio
    it depends;
    puede resultar o no, según it may or may not work, it depends

    ■ conjunción ( a medida que) as;
    según van entrando as they come in
    según
    I preposición
    1 (de acuerdo con) according to
    según mis cálculos, according to my calculations
    2 (en la opinión de) según los metodistas, according to the Methodists
    según tú, María es la mejor, according to you, Maria is the best
    3 (dependiendo de) depending on: el precio varía según el peso, the price varies according to the weight
    4 (por el modo en que) según lo dijo, parecía preocupada, by the way she was speaking, she seemed worried
    II adverbio
    1 (tal como) just as: cóselo según indica el patrón, sew it just as the pattern shows
    2 (a medida que) as: según nos íbamos acercando..., as we were coming closer...

    ' según' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    acuerdo
    - cálculo
    - conforme
    - cuchara
    - dispuesta
    - dispuesto
    - previsión
    - tesis
    - última
    - último
    - caso
    - corresponder
    - cual
    - desarrollo
    - dizque
    - entendido
    English:
    according
    - account
    - by
    - customize
    - depend
    - eye
    - from
    - Greenwich Mean Time
    - law
    - merit
    - on
    - performance-related pay
    - plan
    - point
    - pursuant
    - reportedly
    - reputedly
    - seasonally
    - to
    - under
    - wear on
    - accordance
    - apparently
    - comprehensive
    - custom
    - evidently
    - halal
    - record
    - stream
    - whereby
    * * *
    prep
    1. [de acuerdo con] according to;
    según el ministro, fue un accidente according to the minister, it was an accident;
    según su opinión, ha sido un éxito in her opinion o according to her, it was a success;
    según pone aquí, ahora hay que apretar la tecla de retorno according to what it says here, now you have to press the return key;
    según Nietzsche,… according to Nietzsche,…;
    el Evangelio según San Juan the Gospel according to St John
    2. [dependiendo de] depending on;
    según la hora que sea depending on the time;
    según el tiempo que haga iremos a la montaña depending on what the weather's like, we may go to the mountains;
    según como te vaya en el examen, podemos ir a celebrarlo depending on how you do in the exam, we could go out for a celebration
    adv
    1. [como] (just) as;
    todo permanecía según lo recordaba everything was just as she remembered it;
    actuó según se le recomendó he did as he had been advised;
    hazlo según creas do as you see fit;
    lo hice según y como o [m5] según y conforme me dijiste I did it exactly o just like you told me;
    según parece, no van a poder venir apparently, they're not going to be able to come
    2. [a medida que] as;
    entrarás en forma según vayas entrenando you'll get fit as you train
    3. [dependiendo]
    según se mire depending on how you look at it;
    ¿te gusta la pasta? – según do you like pasta? – it depends;
    lo intentaré según esté de tiempo I'll try to do it, depending on how much time I have;
    según qué días la clase es muy aburrida some days the class is really boring
    * * *
    I prp according to;
    según él according to him;
    según eso which means;
    según el tiempo depending on the weather;
    según y como, según y conforme vaya depending on how things pan out
    II adv
    1 it depends;
    aceptaré o no, según I might accept, it all depends
    III conj (a medida que)
    :
    la tensión crecía según se acercaba el final the tension mounted as the end approached
    * * *
    según adv
    : it depends
    según y como: it all depends on
    según conj
    1) como, conforme: as, just as
    según lo dejé: just as I left it
    2) : depending on how
    según se vea: depending on how one sees it
    según prep
    1) : according to
    según los rumores: according to the rumors
    2) : depending on
    según los resultados: depending on the results
    * * *
    según1 adv
    1. (dependiendo de) depending on
    2. it depends
    no sé si iré o me quedaré, según I don't know if I'll go or stay, it depends
    según iban entrando, se les daba una copa de cava as they came in, they were given a glass of cava
    según2 prep according to
    según lo previsto according to plan / just as planned

    Spanish-English dictionary > según

  • 13 ser cortés con

    Ex. Judging from the history of warfare and skirmish between the British and the French, I am surprised you are so civil towards each other.
    * * *

    Ex: Judging from the history of warfare and skirmish between the British and the French, I am surprised you are so civil towards each other.

    Spanish-English dictionary > ser cortés con

  • 14 ser respetuoso con

    Ex. Judging from the history of warfare and skirmish between the British and the French, I am surprised you are so civil towards each other.
    * * *

    Ex: Judging from the history of warfare and skirmish between the British and the French, I am surprised you are so civil towards each other.

    Spanish-English dictionary > ser respetuoso con

  • 15 ser2

    2 = be, take + the form of, stand as.
    Ex. Systems such as Dialog, IRS, ORBIT and BLAISE may be accessed by libraries and information units.
    Ex. Hierarchical relationships may also take the form of co-ordinate relationships, in which case they may be represented by 'RT' or related term, in a similar manner to affinitive relationships below.
    Ex. Meantime, our new library stand as as a confident symbol of the importance of ALL librarires to the nation's cultural, educational and economic success.
    ----
    * anhelar ser = ache to be.
    * a no ser que = unless.
    * así es = that's how it is.
    * así sea = amen.
    * así son las cosas = that's they way things are.
    * centrado en el ser humano = anthropocentric.
    * clonación del ser humano = human cloning.
    * como es el caso de = as it is with.
    * cómo + ser = what + be like.
    * conseguir ser el centro de atención = capture + spotlight.
    * continuar siendo importante = remain + big.
    * crearse el prestigio de ser = establish + a record as.
    * cualquiera que fuere = any... whatsoever.
    * cualquiera que fuese = any... whatsoever.
    * cualquiera que sea + Nombre = whichever + Nombre.
    * debilidad del ser humano = mankind's frailty.
    * dejar de ser útil = outlive + Posesivo + usefulness.
    * demostrar ser = prove + to be.
    * de tal forma que + ser/estar = in such form as to + be.
    * dicho sea de paso = by the by(e).
    * dime con quién andas y te diré quién eres = you are known by the company you keep.
    * dinero + ser para = money + go towards.
    * el + Nombre + es inestimable = the + Nombre + cannot be overestimated.
    * el ser barato = cheapness.
    * el sueño de todo ser viviente = the stuff dreams are made of.
    * entrar sin ser visto = sneak into.
    * es = it's [it is].
    * esa es la cuestión = herein lies the rub, there's the rub.
    * esa es la dificultad = herein lies the rub, there's the rub.
    * es decir = i.e. (latín - id est), in other words, that is, that is to say, which is to say.
    * es de deducir que = it follows that.
    * es de destacar que = significantly.
    * es de esperar = hopefully.
    * es de esperar que = all being well.
    * es de resaltar que = significantly.
    * es de suponer que = presumably.
    * ese es el asunto = herein lies the rub, there's the rub.
    * ese es el problema = herein lies the rub, there's the rub.
    * es el momento adecuado = the moment is ripe, the time is ripe.
    * es el momento oportuno = the moment is ripe, the time is ripe.
    * es evidente = clearly.
    * es importante destacar = importantly.
    * es inevitable que = inevitably.
    * es interesante que = interestingly.
    * es lo que a mí me parece = my two cents' worth.
    * es lo que yo pienso = my two cents' worth.
    * es más = more important, moreover.
    * es más fácil decirlo que hacerlo = easier said than done.
    * es mi opinión = my two cents' worth.
    * es mi parecer = my two cents' worth.
    * es por lo tanto deducible que = it therefore follows that.
    * es por lo tanto de esperar que = it therefore follows that.
    * es por lo tanto lógico que = it therefore follows that.
    * ¡esta es tu oportunidad! = here's your chance!.
    * estar siendo + Participio = be in process of + Nombre.
    * evitar ser afectado = escape + unaffected.
    * fue durante mucho tiempo = long remained.
    * haber sido aceptado = be here to stay, have come + to stay.
    * haber sido comprobado exhaustivamente = be thoroughly tested.
    * la razón de ser = the reason for being.
    * la verdad sea dicha = to tell the truth.
    * llegar a ser = become, develop into.
    * llegar a ser conocido como = become + known as.
    * lo que es aun peor = worse still.
    * lo que es peor = what's worse.
    * lo que haya que de ser, será = que sera sera, what's meant to be, will be, whatever will be, will be.
    * lo que + ser = what + be like.
    * lo que tenga que ser, será = que sera sera, whatever will be, will be, what's meant to be, will be.
    * merecer ser mencionado = deserve + mention.
    * no ser aconsejable = be undesirable.
    * no ser + Adjetivo + Infinitivo = be less than + Adjetivo + Infinitivo.
    * no ser así ya = be no longer the case.
    * no ser bien visto = be in the doghouse.
    * no ser cobarde = be no chicken.
    * no ser consciente de = remain + unaware of.
    * no ser deseable = be undesirable.
    * no + ser + de sorprender que = it + be + not surprising that.
    * no ser fácil = be no picnic, not be easy.
    * no ser gran cosa = not add up to much, add up to + nothing.
    * no ser lo suficientemente bueno = not be good enough.
    * no ser más que = be nothing more than, be nothing but.
    * no ser nada = add up to + nothing.
    * no ser nada fácil = be hard-pushed to.
    * no ser ningún jovencito = be no chicken.
    * no ser ni una cosa ni otra = fall between + two stools.
    * no ser sino = be nothing but.
    * no ser una gran pérdida = be no great loss.
    * no ser un lecho de rosas = be not all roses.
    * no ser verdad = be untrue.
    * no somos todos iguales = one size doesn't fit all.
    * no tener razón de ser + Infinitivo = there + be + no sense in + Gerundio.
    * para ser específico = to be specific.
    * para ser franco = in all honesty.
    * para ser sincero = to be honest, in all honesty.
    * pasar a ser = become, develop into.
    * por ser + Adjetivo = as being + Adjetivo.
    * por si fuera poco = to boot, to add salt to injury, to rub salt in the wound.
    * posible de ser consultado por máquina = machine-viewable.
    * posible de ser visto en pantalla = displayable.
    * primer puesto + ser para = pride of place + go to.
    * puede muy bien ser = could well be.
    * puede muy bien ser que = it may well be that.
    * que fue = one-time.
    * que fue común antes = once-common.
    * que ha sido abordado con preguntas = accost.
    * que puede ser apilado = stacking.
    * razón de ser = point, raison d'etre, rationale, sense of purpose.
    * ser reconocido = gain + recognition.
    * resultar ser = prove + to be, turn out to be, happen + to be.
    * sea como sea = be that as it may, at all costs, at any cost, at any price, come hell or high water.
    * sea cual fuere = any... whatsoever, any... whatsoever.
    * sea cual fuese = any... whatsoever, any... whatsoever.
    * sea cual sea el criterio utilizado = by any standard(s).
    * sea lo que sea = whatever it is, be that as it may, call it what you want.
    * seamos realistas = face it, let's face it.
    * sean cuales sean = whatever they may be.
    * sentido del ser humano = human sense.
    * ser accesible a través de = be available through.
    * ser aceptado = take + hold, gain + acceptance, take off.
    * ser acertado = be spot on.
    * ser aconsejable = be welcome, be better served by, be in order.
    * ser acorde con = be commensurate with.
    * ser acuciante = be acute.
    * ser acusado de delito criminal = face + criminal charge.
    * ser adecuado = be right, stand up, fit + the bill.
    * ser + Adjetivo = get + Adjetivo.
    * ser + Adjetivo + para = have + a + Adjetivo + effect on.
    * ser afectado por = have + a high stake in.
    * ser aficionado a = be fond of.
    * ser afortunado = be lucky, strike + lucky.
    * ser agradable de oír = be good to hear.
    * ser agradable + Verbo = be neat to + Verbo.
    * ser algo bien conocido que = it + be + a (well)-known fact that.
    * ser algo bueno = be a good thing.
    * ser algo completamente distinto = be nothing of the sort.
    * ser algo común = be a fact of life, dominate + the scene, be a common occurrence, become + a common feature, be a part of life.
    * ser Algo demasiado difícil para = be in over + Posesivo + head, be out of + Posesivo + depth.
    * ser algo excepcional = be the exception rather than the rule, be in a league of its own.
    * ser algo fácil = be a cinch, be a doddle, be a breeze, be a picnic, be duck soup.
    * ser algo facilísimo = be a cinch, be a doddle, be a breeze, be a picnic, be duck soup.
    * ser algo habitual = become + a common feature, be a fact of life.
    * ser Algo imponente = loom + large.
    * ser algo inevitable = the (hand)writing + be + on the wall, see it + coming.
    * ser algo más profundo que = go + deeper than.
    * ser algo más serio que = go + deeper than.
    * ser algo (muy) bien sabido que = it + be + a (well)-known fact that.
    * ser algo muy claro = be a dead giveaway.
    * ser algo muy fácil de conseguir = be there for the taking.
    * ser Algo muy importante = loom + large.
    * ser algo muy obvio = be a dead giveaway.
    * ser algo muy poco frecuente = be a rare occurrence.
    * ser algo muy raro = be a rare occurrence.
    * ser algo muy revelador = be a giveaway.
    * ser algo natural para = be second nature to + Pronombre, come + naturally to.
    * ser algo normal = be a fact of life, become + a common feature, be a part of life.
    * ser algo permanente = be here to stay.
    * ser algo poco común = be the exception rather than the rule.
    * ser algo poco conocido que = it + be + a little known fact that.
    * ser algo poco frecuente = be a rare occurrence.
    * ser algo poco sabido que = it + be + a little known fact that.
    * ser algo por lo que = be a matter for/of.
    * ser algo por ver = be an open question.
    * ser algo que no ocurre con frecuencia = be a rare occurrence.
    * ser algo seguro = be a cinch, be a doddle, be a breeze, be a picnic, be duck soup.
    * ser algo útil para = be something in the hand for.
    * ser amado = loved-one.
    * ser amigo de = be buddies with.
    * ser analizado como una frase = be phrase parsed.
    * ser apreciado = receive + appreciation.
    * ser apropiado = be right.
    * ser aproximadamente + Número = be around + Número, be about + Número.
    * ser arrestado = be under arrest.
    * ser asequible = be available, become + available.
    * ser asequible a = be amenable to.
    * ser así = be the case (with), be just like that.
    * ser atacado = be under attack, come under + fire, be under assault.
    * ser atractivo = look + attractive, be popular in appeal.
    * ser atrevido = make + a bold statement.
    * ser atribuible a = be attributable to.
    * ser aun más = be all the more.
    * ser autosuficiente = stand on + Posesivo + own, self-serve.
    * ser autosuficiente económicamente = pay + Posesivo + own way.
    * ser avaricioso = have + Posesivo + cake and eat it.
    * ser bienvenido = be most welcome, make + welcome, be welcome.
    * ser bonito + Verbo = be neat to + Verbo.
    * ser buenísimo + Gerundio = be terrific at + Gerundio.
    * ser bueno = make + good + Nombre.
    * ser bueno en = be good at.
    * ser bueno para Alguien = be to + Posesivo + advantage.
    * ser cada vez más importante = increase in + importance.
    * ser capaz de = be capable of.
    * ser capaz de hacer cualquier cosa por = go to + any lengths to, go to + great lengths to.
    * ser característico de = be emblematic of.
    * ser carísimo = cost + be prohibitive.
    * ser caro = be steep.
    * ser casi seguro = be a good bet.
    * ser chiquito pero matón = punch above + Posesivo + weight.
    * ser chulo = be cool.
    * ser clavado a = be a dead ringer for.
    * ser cliente de una tienda = patronise + shop.
    * ser coherente = cohere.
    * ser como el día y la noche = different as night and day.
    * ser como hablar con la pared = be like talking to a brick wall.
    * ser como mínimo = be no less than.
    * ser como una esfera = wrap around.
    * ser como un círculo = wrap around.
    * ser como un libro abierto = be an open book.
    * ser complementario el uno del otro = be integral one to another.
    * ser complementarios = be integral one to another.
    * ser completamente diferente = be in a different league.
    * ser completo = be all inclusive.
    * ser común = be the case (with).
    * ser condenado a prisión = receive + prison sentence.
    * ser confuso = be deceiving.
    * ser conocido por = famously, have + a track record of.
    * ser conocido por todos = be out in the open.
    * ser consciente = sentient being.
    * ser consciente de = be alive to, be aware of, be cognisant of, be mindful of/that, become + cognisant of, be aware of, realise [realize, -USA].
    * ser consciente de + Posesivo + valía = be alive to + Posesivo + worth.
    * ser consciente + desafortunadamente = be painfully aware of.
    * ser contradictorio de = run + contrary to.
    * ser contraproducente = defeat + Posesivo + purpose, blowback.
    * ser contrario a = be contrary to, be hostile to.
    * ser conveniente + Infinitivo = be as well + Infinitivo, be well + Infinitivo.
    * ser correcto = be all right, be correct, be right.
    * ser cortés con = be civil towards.
    * ser costumbre = be customary.
    * ser creativo = be inventive.
    * ser creíble = invoke + belief.
    * ser criticado = be subjected to + criticism, be (the) subject of/to criticism, take + heat, come under + fire.
    * ser crucial (para) = be central (to).
    * ser cuestión de = come down to.
    * ser culpable = be to blame.
    * ser culpable (por/de) = be at fault (for/to).
    * ser dado a = be amenable to, be apt to, be given to.
    * ser de = be a native of.
    * ser de alto nivel = be at a high level.
    * ser de armas tomar = be a (real) handful.
    * ser de ayuda = be of assistance.
    * ser debatible = be a moot point, be open to question, be open to debate, be at issue.
    * ser de calidad = be up to snuff, be up to scratch.
    * ser decisión de + Nombre = be down to + Nombre.
    * ser de contenido + Adjetivo = be + Adjetivo + in content.
    * ser de crecimiento rápido = be a quick grower.
    * ser de difícil acceso = tuck away.
    * ser de dominio público = be public domain.
    * ser deficiente = be wanting.
    * ser definitivo = be final.
    * ser de gran ayuda para = be a boon to.
    * ser de gran beneficio para = be of great benefit to.
    * ser de importancia primordial = be of key importance.
    * ser de importancia vital = lie at + the heart of.
    * ser de interés para = be of interest (to/for).
    * ser dejado en la obligación de Uno = be derelict in + duty.
    * ser de la izquierda = be of the left.
    * ser de la noche = night creature.
    * ser de la opinión de que = be of the opinion that, be of the view that.
    * ser del gusto de Uno = be to + Posesivo + taste.
    * ser del orden de + Número = be of the order of + Número.
    * ser de los que piensan que = subscribe to + view.
    * ser demasiado = be over-provided, be a mouthful.
    * ser demasiado + Adjetivo = be too + Adjetivo + by half.
    * ser demasiado complaciente = lean over + too far backwards.
    * ser demasiado común = be all too common.
    * ser demasiado para = be too much for, be too much for.
    * ser demasiado precavido = err + on the side of caution.
    * ser demasiado preciso = put + too fine a point on, split + hairs.
    * ser demasiado quisquilloso = put + too fine a point on, split + hairs.
    * ser demasiado tarde para echar atrás = reach + the point of no return.
    * ser de mucho uso = take + Nombre + a long way.
    * ser de número limitado = be limited in number.
    * ser de origen + Adjetivo = be + Adjetivo + in origin.
    * ser de poco valor = be of little use, be of little value.
    * ser de primera categoría = be top notch.
    * ser de raza negra o de piel morena = be coloured.
    * ser de sabios = be a point of wisdom.
    * ser desacertado = miss + the mark, miss + the point.
    * ser desastroso = spell + bad news, be a shambles, be (in) a mess.
    * ser desconocido para = be alien to.
    * ser descorazonador = be dispiriting.
    * ser desoído = be unheeded.
    * ser despiadado = play + hardball.
    * ser detenido = be under arrest.
    * ser de un solo uso = be a one-trip pony.
    * ser de un tipo diferente = be different in kind, differ in + kind (from).
    * ser de un valor especial = be of particular value.
    * ser de uso general = be in general use, be generally available.
    * ser de utilidad = be of use.
    * ser de utilidad a = be of service to.
    * ser diestro en = be skilled at.
    * ser difícil = be a stretch.
    * ser difícil de bregar = be a (real) handful.
    * ser difícil de conseguir = be hard to get.
    * ser difícil de creer = beggar + belief.
    * ser difícil de encontrar = be hard to find.
    * ser difícil de lograr = be hard to get.
    * ser difícil de superar = take + some beating.
    * ser digno de = merit.
    * ser digno de admiración = deserve + admiration.
    * ser digno de crítica = merit + a critical eye.
    * ser digno de + Infinitivo = be worth + Gerundio.
    * ser diplomático = say + the right thing.
    * ser discutible = be open to question, be open to debate, be at issue.
    * ser dogmático = be dogmatic.
    * ser dos mundos completamente distintos = be poles apart.
    * ser dudoso = be doubtful.
    * ser duro = play + hardball.
    * ser eficaz para + Infinitivo = be efficient at + Gerundio.
    * ser el acabóse = take + the biscuit, take + the cake, be the limit.
    * ser el alma de = be the life of, be the life and soul of.
    * ser el asunto = be the point.
    * ser el beneficiario de = be on the receiving end of.
    * ser el blanco de = be a pushover for.
    * ser el blanco de las críticas = come under + fire.
    * ser el canalizador de = be the conduit for.
    * ser el capitán = skipper, captain.
    * ser el caso (de) = be the case (with).
    * ser el centro de atención = steal + the limelight, steal + the show, cut + a dash.
    * ser el centro de todas las miradas = cut + a dash.
    * ser el colmo = be the last straw, bring + the situation to a head, take + the biscuit, take + the cake, be the limit.
    * ser el contrincante más débil = punch above + Posesivo + weight.
    * ser el culo del mundo = be the pits.
    * ser elegido = get in.
    * ser elevado = be steep.
    * ser el éxito de la fiesta = steal + the limelight, steal + the show.
    * ser el fin de = sign + a death warrant (for).
    * ser el jefe = be in charge, call + the shots, be the boss, call + the tune, rule + the roost.
    * ser el límite = be the limit.
    * ser el mandamás = call + the shots, be the boss, call + the tune, rule + the roost.
    * ser el más afectado por = bear + the brunt of.
    * ser el máximo = be the limit.
    * ser el momento clave = mark + the watershed.
    * ser el momento (de) = be the time to.
    * ser el momento decisivo = mark + the watershed.
    * ser el momento de/para = it + be + time to/for.
    * ser el objetivo de Uno = be in business for.
    * ser el orgullo de = be the pride and joy of.
    * ser el origen de = provide + the material for.
    * ser el paraje natural de = be home to.
    * ser el preludio = usher in.
    * ser el primero = be second to none, come out on + top.
    * ser el primero en = lead + the way in.
    * ser el primero en + Infinitivo = take + the lead in + Gerundio.
    * ser el punto de partida de = form + the basis of.
    * ser el punto más débil de Alguien = be at + Posesivo + weakest.
    * ser el punto más flaco de Alguien = be at + Posesivo + weakest.
    * ser el que con mayor frecuencia = be (the) most likely to.
    * ser el que con menor frecuencia = be (the) least likely to.
    * ser el resultado de = follow from, result from.
    * ser el segundo de a bordo = play + second fiddle.
    * ser el último grito = be all the rage.
    * ser el último mono ser el último mono = feel + pulled and tugged.
    * ser emblemático de = be emblematic of.
    * ser en balde = be of no avail, be to no avail.
    * ser en cierto modo un + Nombre = be something of a + Nombre.
    * ser en vano = be of no avail, be to no avail.
    * ser enviado a = have + the lead to.
    * ser equiparable a = be commensurate with.
    * ser erróneo = be wide of the mark, be wrong.
    * ser escaso = be few and far between, be in short supply.
    * ser esclavo de = be slave to.
    * ser estupendo = sound + great, be fine and dandy.
    * ser estúpido = be off + Posesivo + rocker.
    * ser exigente al elegir = pick and choose.
    * ser exigente al escoger = pick and choose.
    * ser experto en = be skilled at.
    * ser expulsado de = be dropped from.
    * ser extraño para = be alien to.
    * ser extremadamente + Adjetivo = be too + Adjetivo + by half.
    * ser fácil = be easy.
    * ser fácil de conseguir = be readily available.
    * ser facilísimo = be a snap, be a piece of cake.
    * ser factible de = be amenable to.
    * ser familiar = strike + familiar chords, ring + a bell.
    * ser famoso = gain + recognition, be popular.
    * ser famoso por = famously, have + a track record of.
    * ser favorable = be a plus.
    * ser ficticio = be fiction.
    * ser fiel a = cleave to.
    * ser fructífero = come to + fruition.
    * ser goloso = have + a sweet tooth.
    * ser grosero con = be abusive of.
    * ser hábil para = be adroit at.
    * ser habitual = be customary.
    * ser harina de otro costal = be a different kettle of fish.
    * ser hipertenso = be hyper.
    * ser hora de = it + be + time to/for.
    * ser hora de definirse = time to climb off the fence.
    * ser hora de irse = be time to go.
    * ser hora de marcharse = be time to go.
    * ser hora ya de que = be about time (that), be high time (that/to/for).
    * ser humilde = hide + Posesivo + light under a bushel.
    * sería mejor que + Subjuntivo = better + Infinitivo.
    * ser ideal = suit + best, be just the thing, be just the ticket, be just the job.
    * ser ideal para Uno = be (right) up + Posesivo + alley, be + Posesivo + cup of tea.
    * ser idóneo para = be suited to.
    * ser ignorado = be unheeded.
    * ser igual a = be equivalent to, equal.
    * ser igual que = amount to + the same thing as.
    * ser ilegal = be against the law.
    * ser ilimitado = be boundless.
    * ser implacable = play + hardball.
    * ser imponente = be awe-inspiring.
    * ser importante = be of importance, make + a difference, be of consequence.
    * ser importantísimo = make + all the difference in the world, make + difference in the world.
    * ser importantísimo (para) = be central (to).
    * ser imposible = be dead meat.
    * ser imprescindible = be a must.
    * ser improcedente = be out of order.
    * ser imprudente = be reckless.
    * ser inalterable = set in + stone, set in + tablets of stone.
    * ser incapaz de = be unable to.
    * ser incoherente = Negativo + hold + water.
    * ser incompatible (con) = be irreconcilable (with).
    * ser inconsistente = Negativo + hold + water.
    * ser increíble = beggar + belief.
    * ser independiente = go + Posesivo + own way, stew in + Posesivo + own juice, stand on + Posesivo + own (two) feet.
    * ser indescriptible = beggar + description.
    * ser indispensable = be a must.
    * ser ineficaz = fire + blanks.
    * ser infundado = be unfounded.
    * ser inherente a = inhere in.
    * ser inimaginable = beggar + imagination.
    * ser inminente = be on the cards.
    * ser inmune a = be immune from, be immune against.
    * ser innovador = break + new ground, break + ground.
    * ser innumerable = be without number, be legion.
    * ser innumerables = run into + the thousands.
    * ser insignificante = pale into + insignificance, stick + Algo + on a pin-point, be of no consequence.
    * ser insignificante de = be slight in.
    * ser inteligente = be talented.
    * ser interesante = be of interest (to/for).
    * ser interesante + Infinitivo = be as well + Infinitivo, be well + Infinitivo.
    * ser interesante + Verbo = be neat to + Verbo.
    * ser interminable = there + be + no end to.
    * ser intransigente = play + hardball.
    * ser inútil = fire + blanks.
    * ser irrespetuoso con = disrespect, diss.
    * ser justo = play + fair.
    * ser justo con todos = give the devil his due.
    * ser justo hasta con el diablo = give the devil his due.
    * ser justo lo que se necesita = be just the thing, be just the ticket, be just the job.
    * ser justo lo que Uno necesita = be (right) up + Posesivo + alley.
    * ser justo que = there + be + justice in.
    * ser juzgado = stand + trial, stand for + trial.
    * ser la abreviatura de = be short for.
    * ser la base de = be at the core of, form + the basis of, be at the heart of.
    * ser la ciudad de = be home to.
    * ser la clave de = hold + the key to.
    * ser la comidilla del barrio = be the talk of the town.
    * ser la comidilla del pueblo = be the talk of the town.
    * ser la consecuencia de = follow from, result from.
    * ser la costumbre = be customary.
    * ser la cuestión = be the point.
    * ser la culminación de Algo = represent + the culmination of, mark + the culmination of.
    * ser la culpa de = be the fault of.
    * ser la debilidad de Alguien = be a sucker for.
    * ser la elección lógica = be a/the natural choice.
    * ser la elección natural = be a/the natural choice.
    * ser la excepción = be the exception.
    * ser la excepción a la regla = constitute + the exception to the rule.
    * ser la excepción que confirma la regla = be the exception rather than the rule.
    * ser la forma abreviada de = be short for.
    * ser la forma de = be a recipe for.
    * ser la fórmula para = be a recipe for.
    * ser la gota que colma el vaso = bring + the situation to a head.
    * ser la idea central de = be at the core of, be at the heart of.
    * ser la imagen de = be a picture of.
    * ser la intención = be the intention.
    * ser la intención de uno = be + Posesivo + intention.
    * ser la manera de = be a recipe for.
    * ser la materia prima de = be grist to + Posesivo + mill.
    * ser la mayoría = be in the majority.
    * ser la mejor alternativa = be the best bet.
    * ser la mejor manera de = be the conduit for.
    * ser lamentable = be a pity.
    * ser la minoría = be in the minority.
    * ser la norma = be the norm, be the rule, become + the norm.
    * ser la novedad = be on the scene.
    * ser la obra de = be the work of.
    * ser la persona ideal para = be the best placed to.
    * ser la persona más indicada para = be in a position to.
    * ser la propia responsabilidad de Alguien = be of + Posesivo + own making.
    * ser la prueba de fuego de Algo = test + Nombre + to the limit.
    * ser la punta de lanza de = spearhead.
    * ser la razón de = lie at + the root of.
    * ser la representación misma de = be a picture of.
    * ser la responsabilidad de = be the responsibility of.
    * ser la responsabilidad de Alguien + Infinitivo = it + lie with + Nombre/Pronombre + to + Infinitivo.
    * ser la última palabra = be all the rage.
    * ser la última persona del mundo que + Infinitivo = be one of the last people in the world to + Infinitivo.
    * ser lector de una biblioteca = library membership.
    * ser lento = be slow off the mark, be slow off the blocks.
    * ser líder en = take + the lead in + Gerundio.
    * ser lo de Uno = be cut out for, be (right) up + Posesivo + alley.
    * ser lo más parecido a = be as close as we come to.
    * ser lo mismo = be one and the same.
    * ser lo normal = be the order of the day.
    * ser lo principal de = be at the core of, be at the heart of.
    * ser lo que a Uno le encanta = be (right) up + Posesivo + alley.
    * ser lo que a Uno le gusta = be (right) up + Posesivo + alley, be + Posesivo + cup of tea.
    * ser lo que a Uno le interesa = be (right) up + Posesivo + alley, be + Posesivo + cup of tea.
    * ser lo que a Uno le va = be (right) up + Posesivo + alley.
    * ser lo que a Uno más le gusta = be + Posesivo + big scene.
    * ser lo que nos espera = be the shape of things to come.
    * ser lo suficientemente + Adjetivo + como para = be + Adjetivo + enough to.
    * ser lo suficientemente comprensivo = go + far enough.
    * ser lo suficientemente conocido como para que = be sufficiently well known for.
    * serlo todo para todos = be all things to all men, be all things to all people.
    * ser lo último = be all the rage, be the pits.
    * ser lo último en = become + the next stop in.
    * ser lo último en lo que + pensar = be the last thing of + Posesivo + mind.
    * ser lo último que + ocurrir + a Alguien = be the last thing of + Posesivo + mind.
    * ser magnífico + Gerundio = be terrific at + Gerundio.
    * ser malo = be a joke, spell + bad news, make + poor + Nombre.
    * ser maravilloso = sound + great.
    * ser más astuto que = outfox, outwit, outsmart.
    * ser más interno = inner being.
    * ser más un + Nombre = be more of a + Nombre.
    * ser mayor = be older.
    * ser mejor en = be better at.
    * ser mejor que = be superior to, compare + favourably.
    * ser mejor que + Subjuntivo = better + Infinitivo.
    * ser menor = be less.
    * ser menos + Adjetivo = be less of a(n) + Nombre.
    * ser mínimo = be at a minimum.
    * ser mirado de forma extraña = get + some funny looks.
    * ser modesto = hide + Posesivo + light under a bushel.
    * ser molesto = be disturbing.
    * ser moroso = be in default.
    * ser motivador = be motivating.
    * ser motivo de preocupación = loom + large.
    * ser mucho = be a mouthful.
    * ser mucho más = be all the more.
    * ser mucho más que = be far more than.
    * ser muy aconsejable que = be well advised to.
    * ser muy alto = be metres high.
    * ser muy amigo de = be pally with.
    * ser muy antiguo = go ba.

    Spanish-English dictionary > ser2

  • 16 ser

    m.
    1 being (ente).
    ser humano human being
    los seres vivos living things
    2 ens.
    v.
    1 to be (to be in some place or situation, to originate in, to belong to, to pertain, to exist really).
    fue aquí it was here
    lo importante es decidirse the important thing is to reach a decision
    ¿de dónde eres? where are you from?
    los juguetes son de mi hijo the toys are my son's
    es alto/gracioso he is tall/funny
    es azul/difícil it's blue/difficult
    es un amigo/el dueño he is a friend/the owner
    Yo soy buena I am good.
    2 to be (to be worth, quantity).
    ¿cuánto es? how much is it?
    son 300 pesos that'll be 300 pesos
    ¿qué (día) es hoy? what day is it today?, what's today?
    mañana será 15 de julio tomorrow (it) will be 15 July
    ¿qué hora es? what time is it?, what's the time?
    son las tres (de la tarde) it's three o'clock (in the afternoon), it's three (pm)
    3 to be (joined to nouns which signify employment or occupation).
    soy abogado/actriz I'm a lawyer/an actress
    son estudiantes they're students
    4 to be (to happen, to occur, to fall out).
    es muy tarde it's rather late
    era de noche/de día it was night/day
    5 to be (auxiliary verb, by which the passive is formed).
    fue visto por un testigo he was seen by a witness
    6 to exist, to live.
    7 to be for.
    Me es muy fácil aprender español It is very easy for me to learn Spanish.
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    Present Indicative
    soy, eres, es, somos, sois, son.
    Imperfect Subjunctive
    Past Indicative
    Future Indicative
    seré, serás, será, seremos, seréis, serán.
    Conditional
    sería, serías, sería, seríamos, seríais, serían.
    Present Subjunctive
    sea, seas, sea, seamos, seáis, sean.
    Imperfect Subjunctive
    Future Subjunctive
    Imperative
    (tú), sea (él/Vd.), seamos (nos.), sed (vos.), sean (ellos/Vds.).
    Past Participle
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    1. verb 2. noun m.
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    I 1.
    [ ser expresses identity or nature as opposed to condition or state, which is normally conveyed by estar. The examples given below should be contrasted with those to be found in estar 1 cópula 1]

    es inglés/rubio/católico — he's English/fair/(a) Catholic

    era cierto/posible — it was true/possible

    sé bueno, estáte quieto — be a good boy and keep still

    que seas muy feliz — I hope you'll be very happy; (+ me/te/le etc)

    para serte sincero — to be honest with you, to tell you the truth

    siempre le he sido fiel — I've always been faithful to her; ver tb verbo intransitivo I 5

    ¿éste es o se hace?/¿tú eres o te haces? — (AmL fam) is he/are you stupid or something? (colloq)

    el mayor es casado/divorciado — the oldest is married/divorced

    es viuda — she's a widow; ver tb estar I 3)

    3) (seguido de nombre, pronombre, sintagma nominal) to be

    soy peluquera/abogada — I'm a hairdresser/a lawyer

    ábreme, soy Mariano/yo — open the door, it's Mariano/it's me

    por ser usted, haremos una excepción — for you o since it's you, we'll make an exception

    4) (con predicado introducido por `de')

    es de los vecinos — it belongs to the neighbors, it's the neighbors'

    ésa es de las que... — she's one of those people who..., she's the sort of person who...

    ser de lo que no hay — (fam) to be incredible (colloq)

    5) (hipótesis, futuro)

    ¿será cierto? — can it be true?

    2.
    ser vi
    1)
    a) ( existir) to be
    b) (liter) ( en cuentos)

    érase una vez... — once upon a time there was...

    2)
    a) (tener lugar, ocurrir)

    ¿dónde fue el accidente? — where did the accident happen?

    el asunto fue así... — it happened like this...

    ser de algo/alguien: ¿qué habrá sido de él? I wonder what happened to o what became of him; ¿qué es de Marisa? (fam) what's Marisa up to (these days)? (colloq); ¿qué va a ser de nosotros? — what will become of us?

    3) ( sumar)

    ¿cuánto es (todo)? — how much is that (altogether)?

    son 3.000 pesos — that'll be o that's 3,000 pesos

    4) (causar, significar) to be
    5) ( resultar)
    6) ( consistir en) to be

    lo importante es participarthe important o main thing is to take part

    7) (indicando finalidad, adecuación)

    fue aquí donde lo vi — this is where I saw him, it was here that I saw him

    fui yo quien or la que lo dije fui yo quien or la que lo dijo — I was the one who said it, it was me that said it

    9)

    es que...: ¿es que no lo saben? do you mean to say they don't know?; es que no sé nadar the thing is I can't swim; díselo, si es que te atreves — tell him, if you dare

    10)

    lo que es... — (fam)

    lo que es yo, no pienso hablarle más — I certainly have no intention of speaking to him again

    lo que es saber idiomas!it sure is something to be able to speak languages! (AmE), what it is to be able to speak languages! (BrE)

    a no ser que — (+ subj) unless

    como debe ser: ¿ves como me acordé? - como debe ser! see, I did remember- I should think so too!; los presentó uno por uno, como debe ser she introduced them one by one, as you should; ¿cómo es eso? why is that?, how come? (colloq); como/cuando/donde sea: tengo que conseguir ese trabajo como sea I have to get that job no matter what; hazlo como sea, pero hazlo do it any way o however you want but get it done; puedo dormir en el sillón o donde sea I can sleep in the armchair or wherever you like o anywhere you like; como ser (CS) such as; de no ser así (frml) should this not be the case (frml); de ser así (frml) should this be so o the case (frml); de no ser por...: de no ser por él,... if it hadn't been o if it weren't for him,...; eso es! that's it!, that's right!; lo que sea: cómete una manzana, o lo que sea have an apple or something; tú pagas tus mil pesos o lo que sea... you pay your thousand pesos or whatever...; estoy dispuesta a hacer lo que sea I'm prepared to do whatever it takes o anything; no sea que or no vaya a ser que (+ subj) in case; cierra la ventana, no sea or no vaya a ser que llueva close the window in case it rains; ten cuidado, no sea or no vaya a ser que lo eches todo a perder be careful or you'll ruin everything; o sea: los empleados de más antigüedad, o sea los que llevan aquí más de... longer serving employees, that is to say those who have been here more than...; o sea que no te interesa in other words, you're not interested; o sea que nunca lo descubriste so you never found out; (ya) sea..., (ya) sea... either..., or...; (ya) sea por caridad, (ya) sea por otra razón,... whether he did it out of charity or for some other reason,...; sea como sea: hay que impedirlo, sea como sea it must be prevented now matter how o at all costs; sea cuando sea whenever it is; sea quien sea le dices que no estoy whoever it is, tell them I'm not in; si no fuera/hubiera sido por... — if it wasn't o weren't/hadn't been for...

    12) ( en el tiempo) to be

    ¿qué fecha es hoy? — what's the date today?, what's today's date

    ¿qué día es hoy? — what day is it today?

    serían las cuatro cuando llegó — it must have been (about) four (o'clock) when she arrived; ver tb verbo impersonal

    3.
    ser v impers to be
    4.

    ser + pp — to be + pp

    II
    1)
    a) ( ente) being
    b) (individuo, persona)
    2)
    b) ( carácter esencial) essence
    3) (Fil) being
    * * *
    I 1.
    [ ser expresses identity or nature as opposed to condition or state, which is normally conveyed by estar. The examples given below should be contrasted with those to be found in estar 1 cópula 1]

    es inglés/rubio/católico — he's English/fair/(a) Catholic

    era cierto/posible — it was true/possible

    sé bueno, estáte quieto — be a good boy and keep still

    que seas muy feliz — I hope you'll be very happy; (+ me/te/le etc)

    para serte sincero — to be honest with you, to tell you the truth

    siempre le he sido fiel — I've always been faithful to her; ver tb verbo intransitivo I 5

    ¿éste es o se hace?/¿tú eres o te haces? — (AmL fam) is he/are you stupid or something? (colloq)

    el mayor es casado/divorciado — the oldest is married/divorced

    es viuda — she's a widow; ver tb estar I 3)

    3) (seguido de nombre, pronombre, sintagma nominal) to be

    soy peluquera/abogada — I'm a hairdresser/a lawyer

    ábreme, soy Mariano/yo — open the door, it's Mariano/it's me

    por ser usted, haremos una excepción — for you o since it's you, we'll make an exception

    4) (con predicado introducido por `de')

    es de los vecinos — it belongs to the neighbors, it's the neighbors'

    ésa es de las que... — she's one of those people who..., she's the sort of person who...

    ser de lo que no hay — (fam) to be incredible (colloq)

    5) (hipótesis, futuro)

    ¿será cierto? — can it be true?

    2.
    ser vi
    1)
    a) ( existir) to be
    b) (liter) ( en cuentos)

    érase una vez... — once upon a time there was...

    2)
    a) (tener lugar, ocurrir)

    ¿dónde fue el accidente? — where did the accident happen?

    el asunto fue así... — it happened like this...

    ser de algo/alguien: ¿qué habrá sido de él? I wonder what happened to o what became of him; ¿qué es de Marisa? (fam) what's Marisa up to (these days)? (colloq); ¿qué va a ser de nosotros? — what will become of us?

    3) ( sumar)

    ¿cuánto es (todo)? — how much is that (altogether)?

    son 3.000 pesos — that'll be o that's 3,000 pesos

    4) (causar, significar) to be
    5) ( resultar)
    6) ( consistir en) to be

    lo importante es participarthe important o main thing is to take part

    7) (indicando finalidad, adecuación)

    fue aquí donde lo vi — this is where I saw him, it was here that I saw him

    fui yo quien or la que lo dije fui yo quien or la que lo dijo — I was the one who said it, it was me that said it

    9)

    es que...: ¿es que no lo saben? do you mean to say they don't know?; es que no sé nadar the thing is I can't swim; díselo, si es que te atreves — tell him, if you dare

    10)

    lo que es... — (fam)

    lo que es yo, no pienso hablarle más — I certainly have no intention of speaking to him again

    lo que es saber idiomas!it sure is something to be able to speak languages! (AmE), what it is to be able to speak languages! (BrE)

    a no ser que — (+ subj) unless

    como debe ser: ¿ves como me acordé? - como debe ser! see, I did remember- I should think so too!; los presentó uno por uno, como debe ser she introduced them one by one, as you should; ¿cómo es eso? why is that?, how come? (colloq); como/cuando/donde sea: tengo que conseguir ese trabajo como sea I have to get that job no matter what; hazlo como sea, pero hazlo do it any way o however you want but get it done; puedo dormir en el sillón o donde sea I can sleep in the armchair or wherever you like o anywhere you like; como ser (CS) such as; de no ser así (frml) should this not be the case (frml); de ser así (frml) should this be so o the case (frml); de no ser por...: de no ser por él,... if it hadn't been o if it weren't for him,...; eso es! that's it!, that's right!; lo que sea: cómete una manzana, o lo que sea have an apple or something; tú pagas tus mil pesos o lo que sea... you pay your thousand pesos or whatever...; estoy dispuesta a hacer lo que sea I'm prepared to do whatever it takes o anything; no sea que or no vaya a ser que (+ subj) in case; cierra la ventana, no sea or no vaya a ser que llueva close the window in case it rains; ten cuidado, no sea or no vaya a ser que lo eches todo a perder be careful or you'll ruin everything; o sea: los empleados de más antigüedad, o sea los que llevan aquí más de... longer serving employees, that is to say those who have been here more than...; o sea que no te interesa in other words, you're not interested; o sea que nunca lo descubriste so you never found out; (ya) sea..., (ya) sea... either..., or...; (ya) sea por caridad, (ya) sea por otra razón,... whether he did it out of charity or for some other reason,...; sea como sea: hay que impedirlo, sea como sea it must be prevented now matter how o at all costs; sea cuando sea whenever it is; sea quien sea le dices que no estoy whoever it is, tell them I'm not in; si no fuera/hubiera sido por... — if it wasn't o weren't/hadn't been for...

    12) ( en el tiempo) to be

    ¿qué fecha es hoy? — what's the date today?, what's today's date

    ¿qué día es hoy? — what day is it today?

    serían las cuatro cuando llegó — it must have been (about) four (o'clock) when she arrived; ver tb verbo impersonal

    3.
    ser v impers to be
    4.

    ser + pp — to be + pp

    II
    1)
    a) ( ente) being
    b) (individuo, persona)
    2)
    b) ( carácter esencial) essence
    3) (Fil) being
    * * *
    ser1
    1 = being, creature.

    Ex: A feeling of unshielded relief filled Pope's whole being.

    Ex: Stories that lead to doing things are all the more attractive to children, who are active rather than passive creatures.
    * abducción por seres extraterrestres = alien abduction.
    * alimentación del ser humano = human nutrition.
    * llegada de seres extraterrestres = alien visitation.
    * nutrición del ser humano = human nutrition.
    * ser consecuente con Uno mismo = be true to + Reflexivo.
    * ser extraterrestre = alien creature.
    * ser fiel con Uno mismo = be true to + Reflexivo.
    * ser humano = human being, human, human person.
    * ser inteligente = intelligent being.
    * ser pensante = sentient being.
    * ser superior = supreme being, higher being, superior being.
    * ser supremo = supreme being.
    * ser todo un éxito = hit + a home run, knock it out of + the park.
    * ser vivo = living being, sentient being.
    * todo ser humano = every living soul.
    * tráfico de seres humanos = trafficking in human beings.
    * trata de seres humanos = trafficking in human beings.

    ser2
    2 = be, take + the form of, stand as.

    Ex: Systems such as Dialog, IRS, ORBIT and BLAISE may be accessed by libraries and information units.

    Ex: Hierarchical relationships may also take the form of co-ordinate relationships, in which case they may be represented by 'RT' or related term, in a similar manner to affinitive relationships below.
    Ex: Meantime, our new library stand as as a confident symbol of the importance of ALL librarires to the nation's cultural, educational and economic success.
    * anhelar ser = ache to be.
    * a no ser que = unless.
    * así es = that's how it is.
    * así sea = amen.
    * así son las cosas = that's they way things are.
    * centrado en el ser humano = anthropocentric.
    * clonación del ser humano = human cloning.
    * como es el caso de = as it is with.
    * cómo + ser = what + be like.
    * conseguir ser el centro de atención = capture + spotlight.
    * continuar siendo importante = remain + big.
    * crearse el prestigio de ser = establish + a record as.
    * cualquiera que fuere = any... whatsoever.
    * cualquiera que fuese = any... whatsoever.
    * cualquiera que sea + Nombre = whichever + Nombre.
    * debilidad del ser humano = mankind's frailty.
    * dejar de ser útil = outlive + Posesivo + usefulness.
    * demostrar ser = prove + to be.
    * de tal forma que + ser/estar = in such form as to + be.
    * dicho sea de paso = by the by(e).
    * dime con quién andas y te diré quién eres = you are known by the company you keep.
    * dinero + ser para = money + go towards.
    * el + Nombre + es inestimable = the + Nombre + cannot be overestimated.
    * el ser barato = cheapness.
    * el sueño de todo ser viviente = the stuff dreams are made of.
    * entrar sin ser visto = sneak into.
    * es = it's [it is].
    * esa es la cuestión = herein lies the rub, there's the rub.
    * esa es la dificultad = herein lies the rub, there's the rub.
    * es decir = i.e. (latín - id est), in other words, that is, that is to say, which is to say.
    * es de deducir que = it follows that.
    * es de destacar que = significantly.
    * es de esperar = hopefully.
    * es de esperar que = all being well.
    * es de resaltar que = significantly.
    * es de suponer que = presumably.
    * ese es el asunto = herein lies the rub, there's the rub.
    * ese es el problema = herein lies the rub, there's the rub.
    * es el momento adecuado = the moment is ripe, the time is ripe.
    * es el momento oportuno = the moment is ripe, the time is ripe.
    * es evidente = clearly.
    * es importante destacar = importantly.
    * es inevitable que = inevitably.
    * es interesante que = interestingly.
    * es lo que a mí me parece = my two cents' worth.
    * es lo que yo pienso = my two cents' worth.
    * es más = more important, moreover.
    * es más fácil decirlo que hacerlo = easier said than done.
    * es mi opinión = my two cents' worth.
    * es mi parecer = my two cents' worth.
    * es por lo tanto deducible que = it therefore follows that.
    * es por lo tanto de esperar que = it therefore follows that.
    * es por lo tanto lógico que = it therefore follows that.
    * ¡esta es tu oportunidad! = here's your chance!.
    * estar siendo + Participio = be in process of + Nombre.
    * evitar ser afectado = escape + unaffected.
    * fue durante mucho tiempo = long remained.
    * haber sido aceptado = be here to stay, have come + to stay.
    * haber sido comprobado exhaustivamente = be thoroughly tested.
    * la razón de ser = the reason for being.
    * la verdad sea dicha = to tell the truth.
    * llegar a ser = become, develop into.
    * llegar a ser conocido como = become + known as.
    * lo que es aun peor = worse still.
    * lo que es peor = what's worse.
    * lo que haya que de ser, será = que sera sera, what's meant to be, will be, whatever will be, will be.
    * lo que + ser = what + be like.
    * lo que tenga que ser, será = que sera sera, whatever will be, will be, what's meant to be, will be.
    * merecer ser mencionado = deserve + mention.
    * no ser aconsejable = be undesirable.
    * no ser + Adjetivo + Infinitivo = be less than + Adjetivo + Infinitivo.
    * no ser así ya = be no longer the case.
    * no ser bien visto = be in the doghouse.
    * no ser cobarde = be no chicken.
    * no ser consciente de = remain + unaware of.
    * no ser deseable = be undesirable.
    * no + ser + de sorprender que = it + be + not surprising that.
    * no ser fácil = be no picnic, not be easy.
    * no ser gran cosa = not add up to much, add up to + nothing.
    * no ser lo suficientemente bueno = not be good enough.
    * no ser más que = be nothing more than, be nothing but.
    * no ser nada = add up to + nothing.
    * no ser nada fácil = be hard-pushed to.
    * no ser ningún jovencito = be no chicken.
    * no ser ni una cosa ni otra = fall between + two stools.
    * no ser sino = be nothing but.
    * no ser una gran pérdida = be no great loss.
    * no ser un lecho de rosas = be not all roses.
    * no ser verdad = be untrue.
    * no somos todos iguales = one size doesn't fit all.
    * no tener razón de ser + Infinitivo = there + be + no sense in + Gerundio.
    * para ser específico = to be specific.
    * para ser franco = in all honesty.
    * para ser sincero = to be honest, in all honesty.
    * pasar a ser = become, develop into.
    * por ser + Adjetivo = as being + Adjetivo.
    * por si fuera poco = to boot, to add salt to injury, to rub salt in the wound.
    * posible de ser consultado por máquina = machine-viewable.
    * posible de ser visto en pantalla = displayable.
    * primer puesto + ser para = pride of place + go to.
    * puede muy bien ser = could well be.
    * puede muy bien ser que = it may well be that.
    * que fue = one-time.
    * que fue común antes = once-common.
    * que ha sido abordado con preguntas = accost.
    * que puede ser apilado = stacking.
    * razón de ser = point, raison d'etre, rationale, sense of purpose.
    * ser reconocido = gain + recognition.
    * resultar ser = prove + to be, turn out to be, happen + to be.
    * sea como sea = be that as it may, at all costs, at any cost, at any price, come hell or high water.
    * sea cual fuere = any... whatsoever, any... whatsoever.
    * sea cual fuese = any... whatsoever, any... whatsoever.
    * sea cual sea el criterio utilizado = by any standard(s).
    * sea lo que sea = whatever it is, be that as it may, call it what you want.
    * seamos realistas = face it, let's face it.
    * sean cuales sean = whatever they may be.
    * sentido del ser humano = human sense.
    * ser accesible a través de = be available through.
    * ser aceptado = take + hold, gain + acceptance, take off.
    * ser acertado = be spot on.
    * ser aconsejable = be welcome, be better served by, be in order.
    * ser acorde con = be commensurate with.
    * ser acuciante = be acute.
    * ser acusado de delito criminal = face + criminal charge.
    * ser adecuado = be right, stand up, fit + the bill.
    * ser + Adjetivo = get + Adjetivo.
    * ser + Adjetivo + para = have + a + Adjetivo + effect on.
    * ser afectado por = have + a high stake in.
    * ser aficionado a = be fond of.
    * ser afortunado = be lucky, strike + lucky.
    * ser agradable de oír = be good to hear.
    * ser agradable + Verbo = be neat to + Verbo.
    * ser algo bien conocido que = it + be + a (well)-known fact that.
    * ser algo bueno = be a good thing.
    * ser algo completamente distinto = be nothing of the sort.
    * ser algo común = be a fact of life, dominate + the scene, be a common occurrence, become + a common feature, be a part of life.
    * ser Algo demasiado difícil para = be in over + Posesivo + head, be out of + Posesivo + depth.
    * ser algo excepcional = be the exception rather than the rule, be in a league of its own.
    * ser algo fácil = be a cinch, be a doddle, be a breeze, be a picnic, be duck soup.
    * ser algo facilísimo = be a cinch, be a doddle, be a breeze, be a picnic, be duck soup.
    * ser algo habitual = become + a common feature, be a fact of life.
    * ser Algo imponente = loom + large.
    * ser algo inevitable = the (hand)writing + be + on the wall, see it + coming.
    * ser algo más profundo que = go + deeper than.
    * ser algo más serio que = go + deeper than.
    * ser algo (muy) bien sabido que = it + be + a (well)-known fact that.
    * ser algo muy claro = be a dead giveaway.
    * ser algo muy fácil de conseguir = be there for the taking.
    * ser Algo muy importante = loom + large.
    * ser algo muy obvio = be a dead giveaway.
    * ser algo muy poco frecuente = be a rare occurrence.
    * ser algo muy raro = be a rare occurrence.
    * ser algo muy revelador = be a giveaway.
    * ser algo natural para = be second nature to + Pronombre, come + naturally to.
    * ser algo normal = be a fact of life, become + a common feature, be a part of life.
    * ser algo permanente = be here to stay.
    * ser algo poco común = be the exception rather than the rule.
    * ser algo poco conocido que = it + be + a little known fact that.
    * ser algo poco frecuente = be a rare occurrence.
    * ser algo poco sabido que = it + be + a little known fact that.
    * ser algo por lo que = be a matter for/of.
    * ser algo por ver = be an open question.
    * ser algo que no ocurre con frecuencia = be a rare occurrence.
    * ser algo seguro = be a cinch, be a doddle, be a breeze, be a picnic, be duck soup.
    * ser algo útil para = be something in the hand for.
    * ser amado = loved-one.
    * ser amigo de = be buddies with.
    * ser analizado como una frase = be phrase parsed.
    * ser apreciado = receive + appreciation.
    * ser apropiado = be right.
    * ser aproximadamente + Número = be around + Número, be about + Número.
    * ser arrestado = be under arrest.
    * ser asequible = be available, become + available.
    * ser asequible a = be amenable to.
    * ser así = be the case (with), be just like that.
    * ser atacado = be under attack, come under + fire, be under assault.
    * ser atractivo = look + attractive, be popular in appeal.
    * ser atrevido = make + a bold statement.
    * ser atribuible a = be attributable to.
    * ser aun más = be all the more.
    * ser autosuficiente = stand on + Posesivo + own, self-serve.
    * ser autosuficiente económicamente = pay + Posesivo + own way.
    * ser avaricioso = have + Posesivo + cake and eat it.
    * ser bienvenido = be most welcome, make + welcome, be welcome.
    * ser bonito + Verbo = be neat to + Verbo.
    * ser buenísimo + Gerundio = be terrific at + Gerundio.
    * ser bueno = make + good + Nombre.
    * ser bueno en = be good at.
    * ser bueno para Alguien = be to + Posesivo + advantage.
    * ser cada vez más importante = increase in + importance.
    * ser capaz de = be capable of.
    * ser capaz de hacer cualquier cosa por = go to + any lengths to, go to + great lengths to.
    * ser característico de = be emblematic of.
    * ser carísimo = cost + be prohibitive.
    * ser caro = be steep.
    * ser casi seguro = be a good bet.
    * ser chiquito pero matón = punch above + Posesivo + weight.
    * ser chulo = be cool.
    * ser clavado a = be a dead ringer for.
    * ser cliente de una tienda = patronise + shop.
    * ser coherente = cohere.
    * ser como el día y la noche = different as night and day.
    * ser como hablar con la pared = be like talking to a brick wall.
    * ser como mínimo = be no less than.
    * ser como una esfera = wrap around.
    * ser como un círculo = wrap around.
    * ser como un libro abierto = be an open book.
    * ser complementario el uno del otro = be integral one to another.
    * ser complementarios = be integral one to another.
    * ser completamente diferente = be in a different league.
    * ser completo = be all inclusive.
    * ser común = be the case (with).
    * ser condenado a prisión = receive + prison sentence.
    * ser confuso = be deceiving.
    * ser conocido por = famously, have + a track record of.
    * ser conocido por todos = be out in the open.
    * ser consciente = sentient being.
    * ser consciente de = be alive to, be aware of, be cognisant of, be mindful of/that, become + cognisant of, be aware of, realise [realize, -USA].
    * ser consciente de + Posesivo + valía = be alive to + Posesivo + worth.
    * ser consciente + desafortunadamente = be painfully aware of.
    * ser contradictorio de = run + contrary to.
    * ser contraproducente = defeat + Posesivo + purpose, blowback.
    * ser contrario a = be contrary to, be hostile to.
    * ser conveniente + Infinitivo = be as well + Infinitivo, be well + Infinitivo.
    * ser correcto = be all right, be correct, be right.
    * ser cortés con = be civil towards.
    * ser costumbre = be customary.
    * ser creativo = be inventive.
    * ser creíble = invoke + belief.
    * ser criticado = be subjected to + criticism, be (the) subject of/to criticism, take + heat, come under + fire.
    * ser crucial (para) = be central (to).
    * ser cuestión de = come down to.
    * ser culpable = be to blame.
    * ser culpable (por/de) = be at fault (for/to).
    * ser dado a = be amenable to, be apt to, be given to.
    * ser de = be a native of.
    * ser de alto nivel = be at a high level.
    * ser de armas tomar = be a (real) handful.
    * ser de ayuda = be of assistance.
    * ser debatible = be a moot point, be open to question, be open to debate, be at issue.
    * ser de calidad = be up to snuff, be up to scratch.
    * ser decisión de + Nombre = be down to + Nombre.
    * ser de contenido + Adjetivo = be + Adjetivo + in content.
    * ser de crecimiento rápido = be a quick grower.
    * ser de difícil acceso = tuck away.
    * ser de dominio público = be public domain.
    * ser deficiente = be wanting.
    * ser definitivo = be final.
    * ser de gran ayuda para = be a boon to.
    * ser de gran beneficio para = be of great benefit to.
    * ser de importancia primordial = be of key importance.
    * ser de importancia vital = lie at + the heart of.
    * ser de interés para = be of interest (to/for).
    * ser dejado en la obligación de Uno = be derelict in + duty.
    * ser de la izquierda = be of the left.
    * ser de la noche = night creature.
    * ser de la opinión de que = be of the opinion that, be of the view that.
    * ser del gusto de Uno = be to + Posesivo + taste.
    * ser del orden de + Número = be of the order of + Número.
    * ser de los que piensan que = subscribe to + view.
    * ser demasiado = be over-provided, be a mouthful.
    * ser demasiado + Adjetivo = be too + Adjetivo + by half.
    * ser demasiado complaciente = lean over + too far backwards.
    * ser demasiado común = be all too common.
    * ser demasiado para = be too much for, be too much for.
    * ser demasiado precavido = err + on the side of caution.
    * ser demasiado preciso = put + too fine a point on, split + hairs.
    * ser demasiado quisquilloso = put + too fine a point on, split + hairs.
    * ser demasiado tarde para echar atrás = reach + the point of no return.
    * ser de mucho uso = take + Nombre + a long way.
    * ser de número limitado = be limited in number.
    * ser de origen + Adjetivo = be + Adjetivo + in origin.
    * ser de poco valor = be of little use, be of little value.
    * ser de primera categoría = be top notch.
    * ser de raza negra o de piel morena = be coloured.
    * ser de sabios = be a point of wisdom.
    * ser desacertado = miss + the mark, miss + the point.
    * ser desastroso = spell + bad news, be a shambles, be (in) a mess.
    * ser desconocido para = be alien to.
    * ser descorazonador = be dispiriting.
    * ser desoído = be unheeded.
    * ser despiadado = play + hardball.
    * ser detenido = be under arrest.
    * ser de un solo uso = be a one-trip pony.
    * ser de un tipo diferente = be different in kind, differ in + kind (from).
    * ser de un valor especial = be of particular value.
    * ser de uso general = be in general use, be generally available.
    * ser de utilidad = be of use.
    * ser de utilidad a = be of service to.
    * ser diestro en = be skilled at.
    * ser difícil = be a stretch.
    * ser difícil de bregar = be a (real) handful.
    * ser difícil de conseguir = be hard to get.
    * ser difícil de creer = beggar + belief.
    * ser difícil de encontrar = be hard to find.
    * ser difícil de lograr = be hard to get.
    * ser difícil de superar = take + some beating.
    * ser digno de = merit.
    * ser digno de admiración = deserve + admiration.
    * ser digno de crítica = merit + a critical eye.
    * ser digno de + Infinitivo = be worth + Gerundio.
    * ser diplomático = say + the right thing.
    * ser discutible = be open to question, be open to debate, be at issue.
    * ser dogmático = be dogmatic.
    * ser dos mundos completamente distintos = be poles apart.
    * ser dudoso = be doubtful.
    * ser duro = play + hardball.
    * ser eficaz para + Infinitivo = be efficient at + Gerundio.
    * ser el acabóse = take + the biscuit, take + the cake, be the limit.
    * ser el alma de = be the life of, be the life and soul of.
    * ser el asunto = be the point.
    * ser el beneficiario de = be on the receiving end of.
    * ser el blanco de = be a pushover for.
    * ser el blanco de las críticas = come under + fire.
    * ser el canalizador de = be the conduit for.
    * ser el capitán = skipper, captain.
    * ser el caso (de) = be the case (with).
    * ser el centro de atención = steal + the limelight, steal + the show, cut + a dash.
    * ser el centro de todas las miradas = cut + a dash.
    * ser el colmo = be the last straw, bring + the situation to a head, take + the biscuit, take + the cake, be the limit.
    * ser el contrincante más débil = punch above + Posesivo + weight.
    * ser el culo del mundo = be the pits.
    * ser elegido = get in.
    * ser elevado = be steep.
    * ser el éxito de la fiesta = steal + the limelight, steal + the show.
    * ser el fin de = sign + a death warrant (for).
    * ser el jefe = be in charge, call + the shots, be the boss, call + the tune, rule + the roost.
    * ser el límite = be the limit.
    * ser el mandamás = call + the shots, be the boss, call + the tune, rule + the roost.
    * ser el más afectado por = bear + the brunt of.
    * ser el máximo = be the limit.
    * ser el momento clave = mark + the watershed.
    * ser el momento (de) = be the time to.
    * ser el momento decisivo = mark + the watershed.
    * ser el momento de/para = it + be + time to/for.
    * ser el objetivo de Uno = be in business for.
    * ser el orgullo de = be the pride and joy of.
    * ser el origen de = provide + the material for.
    * ser el paraje natural de = be home to.
    * ser el preludio = usher in.
    * ser el primero = be second to none, come out on + top.
    * ser el primero en = lead + the way in.
    * ser el primero en + Infinitivo = take + the lead in + Gerundio.
    * ser el punto de partida de = form + the basis of.
    * ser el punto más débil de Alguien = be at + Posesivo + weakest.
    * ser el punto más flaco de Alguien = be at + Posesivo + weakest.
    * ser el que con mayor frecuencia = be (the) most likely to.
    * ser el que con menor frecuencia = be (the) least likely to.
    * ser el resultado de = follow from, result from.
    * ser el segundo de a bordo = play + second fiddle.
    * ser el último grito = be all the rage.
    * ser el último mono ser el último mono = feel + pulled and tugged.
    * ser emblemático de = be emblematic of.
    * ser en balde = be of no avail, be to no avail.
    * ser en cierto modo un + Nombre = be something of a + Nombre.
    * ser en vano = be of no avail, be to no avail.
    * ser enviado a = have + the lead to.
    * ser equiparable a = be commensurate with.
    * ser erróneo = be wide of the mark, be wrong.
    * ser escaso = be few and far between, be in short supply.
    * ser esclavo de = be slave to.
    * ser estupendo = sound + great, be fine and dandy.
    * ser estúpido = be off + Posesivo + rocker.
    * ser exigente al elegir = pick and choose.
    * ser exigente al escoger = pick and choose.
    * ser experto en = be skilled at.
    * ser expulsado de = be dropped from.
    * ser extraño para = be alien to.
    * ser extremadamente + Adjetivo = be too + Adjetivo + by half.
    * ser fácil = be easy.
    * ser fácil de conseguir = be readily available.
    * ser facilísimo = be a snap, be a piece of cake.
    * ser factible de = be amenable to.
    * ser familiar = strike + familiar chords, ring + a bell.
    * ser famoso = gain + recognition, be popular.
    * ser famoso por = famously, have + a track record of.
    * ser favorable = be a plus.
    * ser ficticio = be fiction.
    * ser fiel a = cleave to.
    * ser fructífero = come to + fruition.
    * ser goloso = have + a sweet tooth.
    * ser grosero con = be abusive of.
    * ser hábil para = be adroit at.
    * ser habitual = be customary.
    * ser harina de otro costal = be a different kettle of fish.
    * ser hipertenso = be hyper.
    * ser hora de = it + be + time to/for.
    * ser hora de definirse = time to climb off the fence.
    * ser hora de irse = be time to go.
    * ser hora de marcharse = be time to go.
    * ser hora ya de que = be about time (that), be high time (that/to/for).
    * ser humilde = hide + Posesivo + light under a bushel.
    * sería mejor que + Subjuntivo = better + Infinitivo.
    * ser ideal = suit + best, be just the thing, be just the ticket, be just the job.
    * ser ideal para Uno = be (right) up + Posesivo + alley, be + Posesivo + cup of tea.
    * ser idóneo para = be suited to.
    * ser ignorado = be unheeded.
    * ser igual a = be equivalent to, equal.
    * ser igual que = amount to + the same thing as.
    * ser ilegal = be against the law.
    * ser ilimitado = be boundless.
    * ser implacable = play + hardball.
    * ser imponente = be awe-inspiring.
    * ser importante = be of importance, make + a difference, be of consequence.
    * ser importantísimo = make + all the difference in the world, make + difference in the world.
    * ser importantísimo (para) = be central (to).
    * ser imposible = be dead meat.
    * ser imprescindible = be a must.
    * ser improcedente = be out of order.
    * ser imprudente = be reckless.
    * ser inalterable = set in + stone, set in + tablets of stone.
    * ser incapaz de = be unable to.
    * ser incoherente = Negativo + hold + water.
    * ser incompatible (con) = be irreconcilable (with).
    * ser inconsistente = Negativo + hold + water.
    * ser increíble = beggar + belief.
    * ser independiente = go + Posesivo + own way, stew in + Posesivo + own juice, stand on + Posesivo + own (two) feet.
    * ser indescriptible = beggar + description.
    * ser indispensable = be a must.
    * ser ineficaz = fire + blanks.
    * ser infundado = be unfounded.
    * ser inherente a = inhere in.
    * ser inimaginable = beggar + imagination.
    * ser inminente = be on the cards.
    * ser inmune a = be immune from, be immune against.
    * ser innovador = break + new ground, break + ground.
    * ser innumerable = be without number, be legion.
    * ser innumerables = run into + the thousands.
    * ser insignificante = pale into + insignificance, stick + Algo + on a pin-point, be of no consequence.
    * ser insignificante de = be slight in.
    * ser inteligente = be talented.
    * ser interesante = be of interest (to/for).
    * ser interesante + Infinitivo = be as well + Infinitivo, be well + Infinitivo.
    * ser interesante + Verbo = be neat to + Verbo.
    * ser interminable = there + be + no end to.
    * ser intransigente = play + hardball.
    * ser inútil = fire + blanks.
    * ser irrespetuoso con = disrespect, diss.
    * ser justo = play + fair.
    * ser justo con todos = give the devil his due.
    * ser justo hasta con el diablo = give the devil his due.
    * ser justo lo que se necesita = be just the thing, be just the ticket, be just the job.
    * ser justo lo que Uno necesita = be (right) up + Posesivo + alley.
    * ser justo que = there + be + justice in.
    * ser juzgado = stand + trial, stand for + trial.
    * ser la abreviatura de = be short for.
    * ser la base de = be at the core of, form + the basis of, be at the heart of.
    * ser la ciudad de = be home to.
    * ser la clave de = hold + the key to.
    * ser la comidilla del barrio = be the talk of the town.
    * ser la comidilla del pueblo = be the talk of the town.
    * ser la consecuencia de = follow from, result from.
    * ser la costumbre = be customary.
    * ser la cuestión = be the point.
    * ser la culminación de Algo = represent + the culmination of, mark + the culmination of.
    * ser la culpa de = be the fault of.
    * ser la debilidad de Alguien = be a sucker for.
    * ser la elección lógica = be a/the natural choice.
    * ser la elección natural = be a/the natural choice.
    * ser la excepción = be the exception.
    * ser la excepción a la regla = constitute + the exception to the rule.
    * ser la excepción que confirma la regla = be the exception rather than the rule.
    * ser la forma abreviada de = be short for.
    * ser la forma de = be a recipe for.
    * ser la fórmula para = be a recipe for.
    * ser la gota que colma el vaso = bring + the situation to a head.
    * ser la idea central de = be at the core of, be at the heart of.
    * ser la imagen de = be a picture of.
    * ser la intención = be the intention.
    * ser la intención de uno = be + Posesivo + intention.
    * ser la manera de = be a recipe for.
    * ser la materia prima de = be grist to + Posesivo + mill.
    * ser la mayoría = be in the majority.
    * ser la mejor alternativa = be the best bet.
    * ser la mejor manera de = be the conduit for.
    * ser lamentable = be a pity.
    * ser la minoría = be in the minority.
    * ser la norma = be the norm, be the rule, become + the norm.
    * ser la novedad = be on the scene.
    * ser la obra de = be the work of.
    * ser la persona ideal para = be the best placed to.
    * ser la persona más indicada para = be in a position to.
    * ser la propia responsabilidad de Alguien = be of + Posesivo + own making.
    * ser la prueba de fuego de Algo = test + Nombre + to the limit.
    * ser la punta de lanza de = spearhead.
    * ser la razón de = lie at + the root of.
    * ser la representación misma de = be a picture of.
    * ser la responsabilidad de = be the responsibility of.
    * ser la responsabilidad de Alguien + Infinitivo = it + lie with + Nombre/Pronombre + to + Infinitivo.
    * ser la última palabra = be all the rage.
    * ser la última persona del mundo que + Infinitivo = be one of the last people in the world to + Infinitivo.
    * ser lector de una biblioteca = library membership.
    * ser lento = be slow off the mark, be slow off the blocks.
    * ser líder en = take + the lead in + Gerundio.
    * ser lo de Uno = be cut out for, be (right) up + Posesivo + alley.
    * ser lo más parecido a = be as close as we come to.
    * ser lo mismo = be one and the same.
    * ser lo normal = be the order of the day.
    * ser lo principal de = be at the core of, be at the heart of.
    * ser lo que a Uno le encanta = be (right) up + Posesivo + alley.
    * ser lo que a Uno le gusta = be (right) up + Posesivo + alley, be + Posesivo + cup of tea.
    * ser lo que a Uno le interesa = be (right) up + Posesivo + alley, be + Posesivo + cup of tea.
    * ser lo que a Uno le va = be (right) up + Posesivo + alley.
    * ser lo que a Uno más le gusta = be + Posesivo + big scene.
    * ser lo que nos espera = be the shape of things to come.
    * ser lo suficientemente + Adjetivo + como para = be + Adjetivo + enough to.
    * ser lo suficientemente comprensivo = go + far enough.
    * ser lo suficientemente conocido como para que = be sufficiently well known for.
    * serlo todo para todos = be all things to all men, be all things to all people.
    * ser lo último = be all the rage, be the pits.
    * ser lo último en = become + the next stop in.
    * ser lo último en lo que + pensar = be the last thing of + Posesivo + mind.
    * ser lo último que + ocurrir + a Alguien = be the last thing of + Posesivo + mind.
    * ser magnífico + Gerundio = be terrific at + Gerundio.
    * ser malo = be a joke, spell + bad news, make + poor + Nombre.
    * ser maravilloso = sound + great.
    * ser más astuto que = outfox, outwit, outsmart.
    * ser más interno = inner being.
    * ser más un + Nombre = be more of a + Nombre.
    * ser mayor = be older.
    * ser mejor en = be better at.
    * ser mejor que = be superior to, compare + favourably.
    * ser mejor que + Subjuntivo = better + Infinitivo.
    * ser menor = be less.
    * ser menos + Adjetivo = be less of a(n) + Nombre.
    * ser mínimo = be at a minimum.
    * ser mirado de forma extraña = get + some funny looks.
    * ser modesto = hide + Posesivo + light under a bushel.
    * ser molesto = be disturbing.
    * ser moroso = be in default.
    * ser motivador = be motivating.
    * ser motivo de preocupación = loom + large.
    * ser mucho = be a mouthful.
    * ser mucho más = be all the more.
    * ser mucho más que = be far more than.
    * ser muy aconsejable que = be well advised to.
    * ser muy alto = be metres high.
    * ser muy amigo de = be pally with.
    * ser muy antiguo = go ba

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    /ser/
    = Sociedad Española de Radiodifusión
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    ser ( conjugate ser) cópula
    1 ( seguido de adjetivos) to be
    ser expresses identity or nature as opposed to condition or state, which is normally conveyed by estar. The examples given below should be contrasted with those to be found in estar 1 cópula 1 es bajo/muy callado he's short/very quiet;

    es sorda de nacimiento she was born deaf;
    es inglés/católico he's English/(a) Catholic;
    era cierto it was true;
    sé bueno, estate quieto be a good boy and keep still;
    que seas muy feliz I hope you'll be very happy;

    (+ me/te/le etc)

    ver tb imposible, difícil etc
    2 ( hablando de estado civil) to be;

    es viuda she's a widow;
    ver tb estar 1 cópula 2
    3 (seguido de nombre, pronombre) to be;

    ábreme, soy yo open the door, it's me
    4 (con predicado introducido por `de'):

    soy de Córdoba I'm from Cordoba;
    es de los vecinos it belongs to the neighbors, it's the neighbors';
    no soy de aquí I'm not from around here
    5 (hipótesis, futuro):

    ¿será cierto? can it be true?
    verbo intransitivo
    1

    b) (liter) ( en cuentos):

    érase una vez … once upon a time there was …

    2
    a) (tener lugar, ocurrir):


    ¿dónde fue el accidente? where did the accident happen?

    ¿qué habrá sido de él? I wonder what happened to o what became of him;

    ¿qué es de Marisa? (fam) what's Marisa up to (these days)? (colloq);
    ¿qué va a ser de nosotros? what will become of us?
    3 ( sumar):
    ¿cuánto es (todo)? how much is that (altogether)?;

    son 3.000 pesos that'll be o that's 3,000 pesos;
    somos diez en total there are ten of us altogether
    4 (indicando finalidad, adecuación) ser para algo to be for sth;

    ( en locs)
    a no ser que (+ subj) unless;

    ¿cómo es eso? why is that?, how come? (colloq);
    como/cuando/donde sea: tengo que conseguir ese trabajo como sea I have to get that job no matter what;
    hazlo como sea, pero hazlo do it any way o however you want but get it done;
    el lunes o cuando sea next Monday or whenever;
    puedo dormir en el sillón o donde sea I can sleep in the armchair or wherever you like o anywhere you like;
    de ser así (frml) should this be so o the case (frml);
    ¡eso es! that's it!, that's right!;
    es que …: ¿es que no lo saben? do you mean to say they don't know?;
    es que no sé nadar the thing is I can't swim;
    lo que sea: cómete una manzana, o lo que sea have an apple or something;
    estoy dispuesta a hacer lo que sea I'm prepared to do whatever it takes;
    o sea: en febrero, o sea hace un mes in February, that is to say a month ago;
    o sea que no te interesa in other words, you're not interested;
    o sea que nunca lo descubriste so you never found out;
    (ya) sea …, (ya) sea … either …, or …;
    sea como sea at all costs;
    sea cuando sea whenever it is;
    sea donde sea no matter where;
    sea quien sea whoever it is;
    si no fuera/hubiera sido por … if it wasn't o weren't/hadn't been for …
    ( en el tiempo) to be;
    ¿qué fecha es hoy? what's the date today?, what's today's date;

    serían las cuatro cuando llegó it must have been (about) four (o'clock) when she arrived;
    ver tb v impers
    ser v impers to be;

    ser v aux ( en la voz pasiva) to be;
    fue construido en 1900 it was built in 1900
    ■ sustantivo masculino
    1
    a) ( ente) being;

    ser humano/vivo human/living being

    b) (individuo, persona):


    2 ( naturaleza):

    ser
    I sustantivo masculino
    1 being: es un ser despreciable, he's despicable
    ser humano, human being
    ser vivo, living being
    2 (esencia) essence: eso forma parte de su ser, that is part of him
    II verbo intransitivo
    1 (cualidad) to be: eres muy modesto, you are very modest
    2 (fecha) to be: hoy es lunes, today is Monday
    ya es la una, it's one o'clock
    3 (cantidad) eran unos cincuenta, there were about fifty people
    (al pagar) ¿cuánto es?, how much is it?
    son doscientas, it is two hundred pesetas
    Mat dos y tres son cinco, two and three make five
    4 (causa) aquella mujer fue su ruina, that woman was his ruin
    5 (oficio) to be a(n): Elvira es enfermera, Elvira is a nurse
    6 (pertenencia) esto es mío, that's mine
    es de Pedro, it is Pedro's
    7 (afiliación) to belong: es del partido, he's a member of the party
    es un chico del curso superior, he is a boy from the higher year
    8 (origen) es de Málaga, she is from Málaga
    ¿de dónde es esta fruta? where does this fruit come from?
    9 (composición, material) to be made of: este jersey no es de lana, this sweater is not (made of) wool
    10 ser de, (afinidad, comparación) lo que hizo fue de tontos, what she did was a foolish thing
    11 (existir) Madrid ya no es lo que era, Madrid isn't what it used to be
    12 (suceder) ¿qué fue de ella?, what became of her?
    13 (tener lugar) to be: esta tarde es el entierro, the funeral is this evening 14 ser para, (finalidad) to be for: es para pelar patatas, it's for peeling potatoes
    (adecuación, aptitud) no es una película para niños, the film is not suitable for children
    esta vida no es para ti, this kind of life is not for you
    15 (efecto) era para llorar, it was painful
    es (como) para darle una bofetada, it makes me want to slap his face
    no es para tomárselo a broma, it is no joke
    16 (auxiliar en pasiva) to be: fuimos rescatados por la patrulla de la Cruz Roja, we were rescued by the Red Cross patrol
    17 ser de (+ infinitivo) era de esperar que se marchase, it was to be expected that she would leave
    ♦ Locuciones: a no ser que, unless
    como sea, anyhow
    de no ser por..., had it not been for
    es más, furthermore
    es que..., it's just that...
    lo que sea, whatever
    o sea, that is (to say)
    sea como sea, in any case o be that as it may
    ser de lo que no hay, to be the limit
    ' ser' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    A
    - acceder
    - además
    - aficionada
    - aficionado
    - alardear
    - alcanzar
    - alimentar
    - alta
    - alto
    - ambicionar
    - antigüedad
    - aparición
    - arma
    - atinar
    - atorarse
    - aúpa
    - babear
    - básica
    - básico
    - bendición
    - caber
    - cacho
    - cada
    - cafetera
    - cafetero
    - calco
    - callo
    - canela
    - cansada
    - cansado
    - cantar
    - capaz
    - capirote
    - carácter
    - cardo
    - carne
    - carné
    - caso
    - cero
    - colarse
    - comida
    - comidilla
    - comido
    - conmigo
    - conquistador
    - conquistadora
    - contagiarse
    - contemplar
    - contienda
    English:
    accountable
    - addicted
    - adjust
    - allow
    - allowance
    - ambition
    - amount to
    - anathema
    - anomaly
    - arduous
    - around
    - aspire
    - aware
    - bad
    - be
    - beating
    - being
    - belong
    - betray
    - big
    - bill
    - bind over
    - bird
    - booby trap
    - boring
    - bounce
    - can
    - carry
    - catch up
    - cerebral
    - ceremonial
    - ceremony
    - charm
    - chip
    - claim
    - come into
    - come under
    - connoisseur
    - court
    - degree
    - deserve
    - destroy
    - differ
    - do
    - dodger
    - doubly
    - due
    - ear
    - easy
    - edit
    * * *
    ser The auxiliary verb ser is used with the past participle of a verb to form the passive (e.g. la película fue criticada the movie was criticized).
    v aux
    [para formar la voz pasiva] to be;
    fue visto por un testigo he was seen by a witness;
    la propuesta es debatida o [m5] está siendo debatida en el parlamento the proposal is being debated in parliament
    v copulativo
    1. [con adjetivos, sustantivos, pronombres] [indica cualidad, identidad, condición] to be;
    es alto/gracioso he's tall/funny;
    soy chileno/chiapaneco I'm Chilean/from Chiapas;
    es azul/difícil it's blue/difficult;
    sé discreta/paciente be discreet/patient;
    es un amigo/el dueño he's a friend/the owner;
    son unos amigos míos they're friends of mine;
    es el cartero/tu madre it's the postman o US mailman/your mother;
    soy yo, ábreme open up, it's me;
    soy Víctor [al teléfono] it's Víctor;
    la casa es aquella de ahí the house is that one over there;
    es un tipo muy simpático he's a very nice guy;
    ¿es eso verdad? is that true?;
    eso no es cierto that isn't true;
    es obvio que le gustas it's obvious that he likes you;
    no es necesario ir it isn't necessary to go;
    es posible que llueva it may rain;
    no está mal para ser de segunda mano it's not bad considering it's second-hand;
    no pierde sus derechos por ser inmigrante just because he's an immigrant doesn't mean he doesn't have any rights;
    te lo dejo en la mitad por ser tú seeing as o because it's you, I'll let you have it half-price;
    por ser usted, señora, 15 euros to you, madam, 15 euros;
    que seas muy feliz I wish you every happiness, I hope you'll be very happy;
    ¡será imbécil el tipo! the guy must be stupid!;
    este restaurante ya no es lo que era this restaurant isn't as good as it used to be o isn't what it used to be;
    RP Fam
    ser loco por algo to be wild about sth
    2. [con sustantivos, adjetivos] [indica empleo, dedicación, estado civil, religión] to be;
    soy abogado/actriz I'm a lawyer/an actress;
    son estudiantes they're students;
    para ser juez hay que trabajar mucho you have to work very hard to be o become a judge;
    es padre de tres hijos he's a father of three;
    es soltero/casado/divorciado he's single/married/divorced;
    era viuda she was a widow;
    son budistas/protestantes they are Buddhists/Protestants;
    el que fuera gobernador del estado the former governor of the state;
    Am Fam
    ¿tú eres o te haces? are you stupid or what?;
    RP Fam
    ¿vos sos o te hacés? are you stupid or what?
    3. [con "de"] [indica material, origen, propiedad]
    ser de [estar hecho de] to be made of;
    [provenir de] to be from; [pertenecer a] to belong to;
    un juguete que es todo de madera a completely wooden toy, a toy made completely of wood;
    ¿de dónde eres? where are you from?;
    estas pilas son de una linterna these batteries are from a torch;
    ¿es de usted este abrigo? is this coat yours?, does this coat belong to you?;
    los juguetes son de mi hijo the toys are my son's;
    portarse así es de cobardes only cowards behave like that, it's cowardly to behave like that
    4. [con "de"] [indica pertenencia a grupo]
    ser de [club, asociación, partido] to be a member of;
    ¿de qué equipo eres? [aficionado] which team o who do you support?;
    soy del Barcelona I support Barcelona;
    ser de los que… to be one of those people who…;
    ése es de los que están en huelga he is one of those on strike;
    no es de las que se asustan por cualquier cosa she's not one to get scared easily
    vi
    1. [ocurrir, tener lugar] to be;
    fue aquí it was here;
    ¿cuándo es la boda? when's the wedding?;
    la final era ayer the final was yesterday;
    ¿cómo fue lo de tu accidente? how did your accident happen?;
    ¿qué fue de aquel amigo tuyo? what happened to that friend of yours?;
    ¿qué es de Pablo? how's Pablo (getting on)?
    2. [constituir, consistir en] to be;
    fue un acierto que nos quedáramos en casa we were right to stay at home;
    lo importante es decidirse the important thing is to reach a decision;
    su ambición era dar la vuelta al mundo her ambition was to travel round the world;
    tratar así de mal a la gente es buscarse problemas treating people so badly is asking for trouble
    3. [con fechas, horas] to be;
    ¿qué (día) es hoy? what day is it today?, what's today?;
    hoy es jueves today's Thursday, it's Thursday today;
    ¿qué (fecha) es hoy? what's the date today?, what date is it today?;
    mañana será 15 de julio tomorrow (it) will be 15 July;
    ¿qué hora es? what time is it?, what's the time?;
    son las tres (de la tarde) it's three o'clock (in the afternoon), it's three (pm);
    serán o [m5] deben de ser las tres it must be three (o'clock)
    4. [con precios] to be;
    ¿cuánto es? how much is it?;
    son 300 pesos that'll be 300 pesos;
    ¿a cómo son esos tomates? how much are those tomatoes?
    5. [con cifras, en operaciones] to be;
    ellos eran unos 500 there were about 500 of them;
    11 por 100 son 1.100 11 times 100 is 1,100
    6. [servir, ser adecuado]
    ser para to be for;
    este trapo es para (limpiar) las ventanas this cloth is for (cleaning) the windows;
    este libro es para niños this book is for children;
    la ciudad no es para mí the city isn't for me
    7. [con "de" más infinitivo] [indica necesidad, posibilidad]
    es de desear que… it is to be hoped that…;
    era de esperar que pasara algo así it was to be expected that something like that would happen;
    es de suponer que aparecerá presumably, he'll turn up;
    es de temer cuando se enoja she's really scary when she gets angry
    8. [para recalcar, poner énfasis]
    ése es el que me lo contó he's the one who told me;
    lo que es a mí, no me llamaron they certainly didn't call me, they didn't call me, anyway;
    ¿es que ya no te acuerdas? don't you remember any more, then?, you mean you don't remember any more?
    9. [indica excusa, motivo]
    es que no me hacen caso but o the thing is they don't listen to me;
    es que no vine porque estaba enfermo the reason I didn't come is that I was ill, I didn't come because I was ill, you see;
    ¿cómo es que no te han avisado? how come they didn't tell you?
    10. Literario [existir]
    Platón, uno de los grandes sabios que en el mundo han sido Plato, one of the wisest men ever to walk this earth
    11. [en frases]
    a no ser que venga unless she comes;
    tengo que conseguirlo (sea) como sea I have to get it one way or another;
    hay que evitar (sea) como sea que se entere we have to prevent her from finding out at all costs o no matter what;
    hazlo cuando sea do it whenever;
    de no ser/haber sido por… if it weren't/hadn't been for…;
    de no ser por él no estaríamos vivos if it weren't for him, we wouldn't be alive;
    de no ser así otherwise;
    de ser así if that should happen;
    déjalo donde sea leave it anywhere o wherever;
    érase una vez, érase que se era once upon a time;
    dile lo que sea, da igual tell her anything o whatever, it doesn't make any difference;
    haré lo que sea para recuperar mi dinero I will do whatever it takes o anything to get my money back;
    se enfadó, y no era para menos she got angry, and not without reason;
    no sea que…, no vaya a ser que… in case…;
    la llamaré ahora no sea que luego me olvide I'll call her now in case I forget later;
    Estados Unidos y Japón, o sea, las dos economías mundiales más importantes the United States and Japan, that is to say o in other words, the two most important economies in the world;
    50 euros, o sea unas 8.300 pesetas 50 euros, that's about 8,300 pesetas;
    o sea que no quieres venir so you don't want to come then?;
    por si fuera poco as if that wasn't enough;
    habla con quien sea talk to anyone;
    sea quien sea no abras la puerta don't open the door, whoever it is;
    si no fuera/hubiera sido por… if it weren't/hadn't been for…;
    Am
    siendo que… seeing that o as…, given that…;
    Am
    siendo que tienes la plata, cómprate el vestido más caro seeing as o since you've got the money, buy yourself the more expensive dress
    v impersonal
    [indica tiempo] to be;
    es muy tarde it's rather late;
    era de noche/de día it was night/day
    nm
    1. [ente] being;
    seres de otro planeta beings from another planet
    ser humano human being;
    Ser Supremo Supreme Being;
    los seres vivos living things
    2. [persona] person;
    sus seres queridos his loved ones
    3. [existencia]
    mis padres me dieron el ser my parents gave me my life
    4. [esencia, naturaleza] being;
    la quiero con todo mi ser I love her with all my being o soul
    * * *
    f abr (= Sociedad Española de Radiodifusión) network of independent Spanish radio stations
    * * *
    ser {77} vi
    1) : to be
    él es mi hermano: he is my brother
    Camila es linda: Camila is pretty
    2) : to exist, to live
    ser, o no ser: to be or not to be
    3) : to take place, to occur
    el concierto es el domingo: the concert is on Sunday
    4) (used with expressions of time, date, season)
    son las diez: it's ten o'clock
    hoy es el 9: today's the 9th
    5) : to cost, to come to
    ¿cuánto es?: how much is it?
    6) (with the future tense) : to be able to be
    ¿será posible?: can it be possible?
    7)
    ser de : to come from
    somos de Managua: we're from Managua
    8)
    ser de : to belong to
    ese lápiz es de Juan: that's Juan's pencil
    9)
    es que : the thing is that
    es que no lo conozco: it's just that I don't know him
    ¡sea! : agreed!, all right!
    sea... sea : either... or
    la cuenta ha sido pagada: the bill has been paid
    él fue asesinado: he was murdered
    ser nm
    : being
    ser humano: human being
    * * *
    ser1 n (ente) being
    ser2 vb
    1. (en general) to be
    2. (estar hecho) to be made
    3. (pertenecer) to belong
    este libro es de María this book belongs to María / this book is María's

    Spanish-English dictionary > ser

  • 17 civil

    БИРС > civil

  • 18 actas del registro civil

    = actas del registro del estado civil акты гражданского состояния

    El diccionario Español-ruso jurídico > actas del registro civil

  • 19 actas del registro del estado civil

    El diccionario Español-ruso jurídico > actas del registro del estado civil

  • 20 civil

    гражданский, гражданско-правовой; штатский, невоенный
    * * *
    adj
    3) штатский, невоенный
    5) личный, индивидуальный
    - de civil

    El diccionario Español-ruso jurídico > civil

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