Translation: from spanish

deep

  • 1 DSIS (Sistema de Indización de Estructura Profunda)

    = Deep Structure Indexing System (DSIS), DISI (Deep Structure Indexing System).
    Ex. Deep Structure Indexing System (DSIS) is a version of POPSI (Postulate-based Permuted Subject Indexing).
    Ex. The most recent version of computerised POPSI is known as Deep Structure Indexing System (DSIS).

    Spanish-English dictionary > DSIS (Sistema de Indización de Estructura Profunda)

  • 2 Sistema de Indización de Estructura Profunda (DSIS)

    Ex. Deep Structure Indexing System (DSIS) is a version of POPSI (Postulate-based Permuted Subject Indexing).

    Spanish-English dictionary > Sistema de Indización de Estructura Profunda (DSIS)

  • 3 a

    prep.
    1 to.
    voy a Madrid I'm going to Madrid
    me voy al extranjero I'm going abroad
    llegó a Buenos Aires/a la fiesta he arrived in Buenos Aires/at the party
    2 at (moment).
    a las siete at seven o'clock
    a los once años at the age of eleven
    al caer la noche at nightfall
    al oír la noticia se desmayó on hearing the news, she fainted
    Llegué al amanecer I arrived at dawn.
    3 per, every (frecuency).
    40 horas a la semana 40 hours per o a week
    tres veces al día three times a day
    4 to.
    dáselo a Ricardo give it to Ricardo
    dile a Ricardo que venga tell Ricardo to come
    5 to.
    entró a pagar he came in to pay
    aprender a nadar to learn to swim
    6 by, about to, for.
    * * *
    A, a
    nombre femenino (pl as o aes)
    1 (la letra) A, a
    ————————
    A
    1 ( Alteza) Highness; (abreviatura) H
    ————————
    A
    1 ( autopista) motorway; (abreviatura) M
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    A
    1 ( amperio) ampere, amp; (símbolo) A
    * * *
    prep.
    1) to
    2) into
    3) in
    4) at
    5) on
    6) with
    * * *
    SF = a (=letra) A, a
    * * *
    a femenino (pl aes) ( read as [a]) the letter A, a
    * * *
    = for, per, to.
    Ex. The fine policy matrix corresponds to the loan policy matrix, cell for cell.
    Ex. Indexing can thus be achieved at a detailed level, with often many terms per document, with almost no indexing effort.
    Ex. Accessibility to the documents stored in files is an important factor, so the physical storage is important.
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    * a + Adjetivo + escala = on a + Adjetivo + scale.
    * a alguna parte = someplace.
    * a alta presión = high-pressured, high-pressure.
    * a altas horas de la noche = late at night.
    * a ambas orillas del Atlántico = on both sides of the ocean, on both sides of the Atlantic.
    * a ambos lados de = on either side of.
    * a ambos lados del Altántico = on both sides of the ocean, on both sides of the Atlantic.
    * a ambos lados de + Lugar = on both sides of + Lugar.
    * a años luz de = light years away from.
    * a bajas temperaturas = at low temperature.
    * a bajo coste = low-cost.
    * a bajo costo = low-cost.
    * a bajo nivel = low-level.
    * a bajo precio = lower-cost, at a low price, on the cheap.
    * a base de = in the form of, on a diet of.
    * a base de carne = meaty [meatier -comp., meatiest -sup.].
    * a base de cometer errores = the hard way.
    * a base de errores = the hard way.
    * a boca de jarro = at close range.
    * a bocajarro = point blank.
    * a bombo y platillo = fanfare, with a bang.
    * a bordo = aboard, on board ship.
    * a bordo de = aboard, onboard.
    * a bordo de un barco = shipboard, on board ship.
    * a buen recaudo = in a safe place, in safekeeping.
    * a caballo = on horseback, astride.
    * a caballo entre = astride... and..., midway between.
    * a caballo entre... y... = half way between... and....
    * a caballo regalado no se le mira el diente = never look a gift horse in the mouth.
    * a cada rato = every so often, every now and then, every now and again, every once in a while.
    * a cambio = in return.
    * a cambio de = in exchange for, in return for.
    * a cambio de nada = for nothing.
    * a cántaros = cats and dogs.
    * a cargo = in the saddle.
    * a cargo (de) = charged with, in charge (of), at the helm (of).
    * a cargo de Alguien = under supervision.
    * a cargo de las riendas = in the saddle.
    * a cargo del ayuntamiento = local authority-run.
    * a cargo del gobierno = government-operated, government-run.
    * a cargo de una sola persona = one-man band.
    * a cargo de voluntarios = volunteer-run.
    * a chorros = profusely.
    * a ciegas = blindfold, blindly, blindfolded, in the dark.
    * a ciencia cierta = for sure, for certain.
    * a cierta distancia = some distance away.
    * a cierta distancia de = off.
    * a cierta distancia de la costa = offshore.
    * a cierta distancia del litoral = offshore.
    * a cobro revertido = reverse charges.
    * a color = multi-colour [multi-color -USA].
    * a comienzos de + Expresión Temporal = early + Expresión Temporal, the.
    * a comienzos de + Fecha = in the early + Fecha, in the early part of + Fecha.
    * a comienzos de + Período de Tiempo = by the turn of + Período de Tiempo, at the turn of + Período de Tiempo.
    * a conciencia = deliberately, wilfully [willfully, -USA], by design, on purpose.
    * a condición de que + Subjuntivo = provided (that), providing (that), as long as.
    * a contenido enriquecido = content-enriched.
    * a continuación = next, then, in the following, herewith.
    * a continuación se enumeran = given below.
    * a contracorriente = against the grain.
    * a contraluz = against the light.
    * a contrapelo = against the grain, against the nap.
    * a coro = with one voice, in unison.
    * a corto plazo = before very long, short term [short-term], in the short run, short-range, at short notice, in the short term, short-run.
    * a costa de = at the cost of, at the expense of, at + Nombre's + expense, at cost of.
    * a costa de mucho = at (a) great expense.
    * a costa de otro = at someone else's expense.
    * a costa de otros = at other people's expense.
    * a criterio de = at the discretion of.
    * a cualquier hora = anytime, around the clock.
    * a cualquier hora del día o de la noche = at any hour of the day or night, at any time of the day or night.
    * a cualquier precio = at any cost, at all costs, at any price.
    * a cuatro aguas = hipped.
    * a cuatro patas = on all fours, on four legs.
    * a cuenta de = at the expense of.
    * a cuenta de la empresa = at company expense.
    * a cuenta de otro = at someone else's expense.
    * a cuenta de otros = at other people's expense.
    * a cuenta propia = at + Posesivo + expense, at + Posesivo + own expense.
    * a cuerpo de rey = the lap of luxury.
    * a cuestas = in tow.
    * a decir de todos = by all accounts.
    * a decir verdad = to tell the truth, if the truth be known, if the truth be told, in all truth, in truth, fact is, the fact is (that), to be fair.
    * a decir verdad... = the fact of the matter is that....
    * a demanda = pro re nata.
    * a deshora(s) = at odd times, out of hours.
    * a día de hoy = as of today.
    * a diario = every day.
    * a diestro y siniestro = like there's no tomorrow.
    * a dieta = on a diet.
    * a diferencia de = apart from, as opposed to, in contradistinction to, as contrasted with, in contrast (to/with), quite apart from, in sharp contrast (with).
    * a diferencia de + Nombre = unlike + Nombre.
    * a diferentes niveles = multi-tiered [multitiered], multi-tier [multitier].
    * a discreción = at will, no holds barred.
    * a disgusto = unwillingly, reluctantly.
    * a disposición de = at the disposal of.
    * a distancia = remote, remotely, distantly.
    * a doble espacio = double-spaced.
    * a domicilio = domiciliary.
    * ¿a dónde se dirige(n)...? = whither?.
    * ¿a dónde va(n)...? = whither?.
    * ¿a dónde vas? = quo vadis, whither thou goest.
    * a dos niveles = two-tier.
    * a dos velas = skint, penniless, broke.
    * a duras penas = with great difficulty.
    * a efectos de = in terms of, for the purpose of + Nombre.
    * a efectos prácticos = to all intents and purposes, for all practical purposes, for all intents and purposes, to all intents.
    * a él = him.
    * a ellos = them.
    * a escala = drawn-to-scale.
    * a escala industrial = on an industrial scale, industrial-scale.
    * a escala mundial = globally, on a global scale.
    * a escala natural = full-scale.
    * a escondidas = by stealth, stealthily, furtively, on the quiet, on the sly.
    * a eso = thereto.
    * a espaldas de = out of sight of.
    * a estas alturas = by now.
    * a este fin = to this end.
    * a este paso = at this rate.
    * a este respecto = in this respect.
    * a este ritmo = at this rate.
    * a estrenar = brand new.
    * a examen = under the microscope.
    * a excepción de = barring, except for, excepting, other than, with the exception of, short of.
    * a excepción de que = except that.
    * a excepción de uno = with one exception.
    * a expensas de = at the expense of, at + Nombre's + expense.
    * a expensas de otro = at someone else's expense.
    * a expensas de otros = at other people's expense.
    * a + Expresión Temporal = as of + Expresión Temporal.
    * a falta de = for want of, in the absence of, in default of, for lack of, short of.
    * a favor = in favour.
    * a favor de = in favour of.
    * a favor de la decisión personal sobre el aborto = pro-choice.
    * a favor de la esclavitud = pro-slavery.
    * a favor de la raza negra = pro-black [problack].
    * a favor de la vida humana = pro-life.
    * a favor y en contra = pro and con.
    * a + Fecha = as per + Fecha.
    * a finales de = by the end of, at the close of + Expresión Temporal.
    * a finales de + Expresión Temporal = as of late + Expresión Temporal, at the end of + Expresión Temporal, by the close of + Expresión Temporal.
    * a finales de + Fecha = in the late + Fecha, in late + Fecha.
    * a finales de los + Década = late + Década, the.
    * a finales del + Siglo = late + Siglo, late period of + Siglo.
    * a fin de cuentas = at the end of the day, in the end, in the final count, in the grand scheme of things, when all is said and done, after all is said and done.
    * a fondo = fully, thoroughly, full-scale.
    * a fondo perdido = non-refundable.
    * ¡a freír espárragos! = on your bike!.
    * a fuerza de = by dint of.
    * a fuerza de cometer errores = the hard way.
    * a fuerza de errores = the hard way.
    * a gas = gas-powered.
    * a gatas = on all fours.
    * a grandes rasgos = broadly, rough draft.
    * a granel = in bulk.
    * a gran escala = large scale [large-scale], massive, on a wide scale, high-volume, wide-scale, on a broad scale, in a big way, on a grand scale.
    * a gran velocidad = at great speed.
    * a grito limpio = at the top of + Posesivo + voice.
    * a grito pelado = at the top of + Posesivo + voice.
    * a gritos = vociferously.
    * a groso modo = crudely.
    * a grosso modo = roughly, rough draft.
    * a gusto = at ease, at leisure.
    * a gusto de = to the liking of, at the pleasure of.
    * a horcajadas = astride.
    * a hurtadillas = surreptitiously, by stealth, stealthily, furtively, on the sly.
    * a imitación de lo clásico = classicising [classicizing, -USA], classicised [classicized, -USA].
    * a iniciativa de = at the initiative of.
    * a iniciativas del gobierno = government-led.
    * a instancia de = at the urging of.
    * a instancias de = at the instigation of, at the behest of, under the auspices of.
    * a intervalos = at intervals.
    * a intervalos + Adjetivo = at + Adjetivo + intervals.
    * a intervalos semanales = at weekly intervals.
    * a invitación de = at the invitation of.
    * a jabón = soapy [soapier -comp., soapiest -sup.].
    * a juicio = on trial.
    * a juicio público = in the public eye.
    * a juzgar por = to judge by, judging by, judging from.
    * a la acuarela = water-coloured [water-colored, -USA].
    * a la alcaldía = mayoral.
    * a la altura de = of the stature of, equal to.
    * a la altura de la cintura = waist high, waist deep.
    * a la altura de la rodilla = knee-high.
    * a la altura de los hombros = shoulder-high.
    * a la anchura de los hombros = shoulder-width.
    * a la anochecida = at nightfall.
    * a la antigua = old-style.
    * a la antigua usanza = old-style.
    * a la atención de = c/o (care of).
    * a la baja = on the wane.
    * a la brasa = grilled.
    * a la buena de Dios = out in the cold.
    * a la cabeza de = in the forefront of/in.
    * a la caída de la noche = at nightfall, at twilight.
    * a la caída de la tarde = at twilight.
    * a la carta = a la carte.
    * a la defensiva = on the defensive.
    * a la derecha = at the right.
    * a la derecha de = on the right side of, on the right-hand side of.
    * a la deriva = rudderless.
    * a la discreción de = at the discretion of.
    * a la disposición de Alguien = at + Posesivo + disposal.
    * a la expectativa de = on the lookout for, on the alert for.
    * a la + Expresión Temporal = a + Expresión Temporal.
    * a la fuerza = forcefully, of necessity, forcibly, compulsorily.
    * a la fuga = on the run, on the lam.
    * a la hora de + Infinitivo = when it came to + Gerundio, when it comes to + Gerundio.
    * a la hora de la verdad = when push comes to shove, if it comes to the crunch, when it comes to the crunch, when the worst comes to the worst, if the worst comes to the worst, when the crunch comes to the crunch, if the crunch comes to the crunch.
    * a la hora del café = at coffee.
    * a la intemperie = in the open, exposed.
    * a la inversa = mirror-fashion, mirror image, in reverse.
    * a la izquierda = at the left.
    * a la larga = in the long term, over the long term, in the end, eventually, for the long pull, over a period of time, over the long haul, in the far term, ultimately, by and by.
    * a la ligera = lightly.
    * a la luz de = in light of, in the light of.
    * a la luz de la luna = by moonlight, in the moonlight, moonlit.
    * a la luz de las estrellas = by starlight.
    * a la luz de las velas = by candlelight, candlelight, candlelit.
    * a la luz del día = in the light of day.
    * a la luz de una lámpara de gas = by gaslight.
    * a la misma altura que = in the same league as.
    * a la moda = trendy [trendier -comp., trendiest -sup.].
    * a la onda = in the know.
    * a la opinión pública = in the public eye.
    * a la par = in concert, in tandem, neck and neck, in a tandem fashion, in parallel.
    * a la par que = in tandem with, hand in hand (with), as the same time as.
    * a la parrilla = grilled, on the grill.
    * a la perfección = superbly.
    * a la plancha = griddled, on the griddle, on the hotplate.
    * a largo plazo = in the long term, over the long term, long-range, in the long run, long-term, over the long run, over the long haul, long-run, in the far term, far-term.
    * a la salida = on the way out.
    * a la sazón = at that time.
    * a las doce del mediodía = at high noon.
    * a la semana = a week, per week.
    * a las mil maravillas = marvellously [marvelously, -USA], famously, like a house on fire.
    * a la sombra de = in the shadow of.
    * a las puertas de = on the threshold of.
    * a la última = hip [hipper -comp., hippest -sup.], on the fast track, hipped.
    * a la vanguardia = on the cutting edge, on the leading edge, in the fast lane, on the fast track, at the leading edge, on the bleeding edge.
    * a la vanguardia de = in the vanguard of, at the forefront of, in the forefront of/in, at the vanguard of.
    * a la velocidad de la luz = at the speed of light.
    * a la velocidad del rayo = at the speed of lightning.
    * a la velocidad del sonido = at the speed of sound.
    * a la venta = on release.
    * a la vez = at once, at one time, at similar times, at the same time, concurrently, side-by-side, simultaneously, at the same instant, in parallel, in tandem, at the one time, in a tandem fashion, at a time, in unison.
    * a la vez que = hand in hand (with), cum, in conjunction with, in unison with.
    * a la vista = in sight, within sight.
    * a la vista de = in light of, in the light of.
    * a la vuelta de = on the return leg of.
    * a la zaga = not far behind, in tow.
    * al azar = lucky draw, lucky dip.
    * al extremo norte = northernmost.
    * al extremo oeste = westernmost.
    * al hacer esto = in doing so.
    * al norte del estado = upstate.
    * a lo extremo = to the extreme.
    * a lo grande = in a big way, big time, grandly, on a grand scale.
    * a lo hecho, pecho = no use crying over spilt/spilled milk, you've made your bed, now you must lie in it!.
    * a lo largo de = along, down, throughout.
    * a lo largo de + Expresión Temporal = sometime + Expresión Temporal.
    * a lo largo de la historia = over time.
    * a lo largo de la ruta = along the way.
    * a lo largo del tiempo = longitudinal, longitudinally.
    * a lo largo de todo = the entire length of.
    * a lo largo y ancho del país = countrywide [country-wide].
    * a lo largo y ancho de + Lugar = up and down + Lugar.
    * a lo lejos = in the distance.
    * a lo loco = helter-skelter, like there's no tomorrow.
    * a lo máximo = at best, at most, at the most.
    * a lo mejor = perhaps.
    * a lo que salga = come what may.
    * a los ojos de = in the eyes of.
    * a lo sumo = at best, at most, at the most.
    * al otro lado del atlántico = across the pond.
    * al otro lado del charco = across the pond.
    * al otro lado del océano = across the pond.
    * a lo zombi = zombielike.
    * a mano = by hand, manually, nearby [near-by], handy, within reach, within easy reach.
    * a mano alzada = by a show of hands.
    * a mano derecha de = on the right side of, on the right-hand side of.
    * a manojos = by the handful.
    * a manos de = at the hands of.
    * a marchas forzadas = in a rush, against the clock.
    * a mares = cats and dogs.
    * a más largo plazo = longer-term.
    * a más..., más... = the + Comparativo..., the + Comparativo....
    * a más tardar = at the latest.
    * a mata caballo = in a hurry, hurried, hurriedly, helter-skelter.
    * a media asta = at half-mast, at half staff.
    * a mediados de = in the middle decades of.
    * a mediados de + Fecha = in the mid + Fecha.
    * a mediados de semana = midweek.
    * a media jornada = half-time [half time].
    * a media mañana = mid-morning.
    * a medianoche = at midnight.
    * a medias = half-hearted [halfhearted], qualified.
    * a medias entre... y... = betwixt and between.
    * a medida = custom, bespoke.
    * a medida que + avanzar + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * a medida que + avanzar + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * a medida que pasaba el tiempo = as time passed (by), as time went by.
    * a medida que pasa el tiempo = as time passes (by).
    * a medida que pasa + Expresión Temporal = as + Expresión Temporal + go by.
    * a medida que + pasar + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * a medida que + pasar + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * a medida que se necesite = on demand, on request, as required.
    * a medida que + transcurrir + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * a medida que + transcurrir + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * a medio abrir = half-opened.
    * a medio camino = halfway [half-way/half way].
    * a medio comprender = half-understood.
    * a medio formar = half-formed.
    * a medio fuego = medium heat.
    * a medio hacer = halfway done, half done.
    * a medio plazo = medium-term, near-term, in the medium term, in the mid-term, mid-term [midterm].
    * a medio rimar = half-rhymed.
    * a medio vestir = half dressed.
    * a menor escala = at a reduced rate.
    * a menos que = unless, short of.
    * a menudo = oftentimes [often times], ofttimes [oft-times].
    * a merced de = at the mercy of.
    * a mí = me.
    * a mi entender = to my mind.
    * a mi modo de ver = in my books.
    * a mi parecer = to my mind, methinks, in my books.
    * a mitad de = half way through, halfway through.
    * a mitad de camino = halfway [half-way/half way].
    * a mitad de camino entre... y... = midway between, half way between... and....
    * a mitad de camino entre... y... = astride... and....
    * a mitad de precio = at half price.
    * a mí también me gustaría tener la misma oportunidad = turnabout is fair play.
    * a modo de = by way of, in the vein of, as a kind of.
    * a modo de aclaración = in parenthesis, on a sidenote.
    * a modo de advertencia = cautionary.
    * a modo de ejemplo = by way of illustration.
    * a modo de explicación = parenthetically.
    * a modo de ilustración = by way of illustration.
    * a modo de inciso = in passing, by the way of (a) digression.
    * a modo de paréntesis = parenthetical.
    * a modo de prólogo = prefatory.
    * a modo de resumen = wrap-up.
    * a mogollón = aplenty [a-plenty].
    * a montón = aplenty [a-plenty].
    * a montones = in droves, by the sackful.
    * a muchos niveles = many-levelled [many-leveled, -USA].
    * a muerte = bitter, bitterly.
    * a nadie le importa nada = nobody + gives a damn.
    * a nivel de barrio = neighbourhood-based.
    * a nivel de calle = on the ground level.
    * a nivel de la calle = at ground level.
    * a nivel del suelo = at ground level.
    * a nivel estatal = statewide [state-wide].
    * a nivel federal = federally, federally.
    * a nivel individual = privately.
    * a nivel local = locally, domestically.
    * a nivel multicultural = multi-culturally [multiculturally].
    * a nivel mundial = worldwide [world-wide], globally.
    * a nivel nacional = nationally, domestically, countrywide [country-wide].
    * a nivel privado = privately.
    * a nivel regional = regionally.
    * a nombre de = payable to.
    * a no ser que = unless.
    * a nosotros = us.
    * a ojo = ocular.
    * a ojos vista = before + Posesivo + (own two) eyes.
    * a orillas del océano = oceanfront.
    * a orillas del río = riverfront.
    * a orillas de un lago = lakeside, lakefront, by the lakeside.
    * a otro sitio = somewhere else.
    * a pares = in pairs.
    * a partes iguales = share and share alike, in equal measure(s).
    * a partir de = on the basis of, based on, working from, from, on a diet of, in response to.
    * a partir de ahora = from now on, from this point on, henceforth, as of now.
    * a partir de ahora y durante + Cuantificador + años = for + Cuantificador + years to come.
    * a partir de aquí = hereupon.
    * a partir de ello = therefrom.
    * a partir de entonces = from this time on, hereafter, thereafter, whereafter, from then on, thenceforth, henceforth, from that moment on.
    * a partir de ese momento = from that moment on.
    * a partir de este momento = hereinafter.
    * a partir de esto = on this basis, on that basis.
    * a partir de + Fecha = from + Fecha, effective + Fecha.
    * a partir de hoy = as from today.
    * a partir de la medianoche = late night.
    * a partir de los títulos = title-based.
    * a paso de tortuga = at a snail's pace.
    * a paso ligero = on the double.
    * a pasos agigantados = at an exponential rate, at exponential rates, by leaps and bounds.
    * a pedir de boca = without a hitch.
    * a pequeña escala = in a small way, small scale [small-scale].
    * a perpetuidad = in perpetuity.
    * a pesar de (que) = albeit (that), despite, in spite of, notwithstanding, although, despite the fact that, in spite of the fact that.
    * a pesar de todo = all the same, in spite of everything, despite everything, despite it all, in spite of it all, all this said.
    * a pesar de todo + Posesivo + Nombre = for all + Posesivo + Nombre.
    * a petición de = at the request of, at the urging of, at the behest of.
    * a petición del usuario = on demand, on request.
    * a petición popular = by popular demand.
    * a pie = on foot, afoot, dismounted.
    * a pilas = battery-operated.
    * a pique = sinking.
    * a placer = at will.
    * a plena luz del día = in broad daylight.
    * a poca distancia = not far behind.
    * a poca distancia andando = within walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a poca distancia a pie = within an easy walk, within walking distance.
    * a pocos minutos andando = within walking distance, within easy walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a pocos minutos a pie = within walking distance, within easy walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a porrillo = by the handful.
    * a + Posesivo + aire = to + Posesivo + heart's content.
    * a + Posesivo + alcance = in the ballpark for + Pronombre, in + Posesivo + ballpark range.
    * a + Posesivo + costa = at + Posesivo + expense.
    * a + Posesivo + cuidado = in + Posesivo + safekeeping.
    * a + Posesivo + discreción = at will, at + Posesivo + discretion.
    * a + Posesivo + disposición = at + Posesivo + disposal.
    * a + Posesivo + entender = to the best of + Posesivo + belief.
    * a + Posesivo + espaldas = behind + Posesivo + back.
    * a + Posesivo + expensas = at + Posesivo + expense.
    * a + Posesivo + favor = in + Posesivo + favour, to + Posesivo + credit.
    * a + Posesivo + juicio = in + Posesivo + estimation.
    * a + Posesivo + manera = in + Posesivo + own way.
    * a + Posesivo + saber = to the best of + Posesivo + knowledge.
    * a + Posesivo + saber y entender = to the best of + Posesivo + knowledge and belief.
    * a + Posesivo + servicio = at + Posesivo + service.
    * a + Posesivo + sorprender = much to + Posesivo + surprise.
    * a + Posesivo + vista = before + Posesivo + (own two) eyes.
    * a posteriori = reactive, in retrospect, after-the-fact, hindsight, with hindsight, a posteriori, in hindsight.
    * a precio de coste = at cost price, at cost.
    * a precio de costo = at cost price, at cost.
    * a precio de ganga = at a steal.
    * a precio especial = at reduced cost, discounted, cut-rate, cut-price.
    * a precio razonable = at reasonable cost(s).
    * a precio reducido = at a discount.
    * a precios competitivos = competitively priced.
    * a precios especiales = at reduced rates, at preferential rates.
    * a precios razonables = at affordable prices.
    * a presión = pressurised [pressurized, -USA].
    * a primera hora de la mañana = first thing in the morning.
    * a primera hora de + Período del Día = first thing + Período del Día.
    * a primeras horas de la tarde = late afternoon.
    * a primera vista = on first acquaintance, at first sight, on first inspection, on the face of it, at first blush, at first glance, on the surface, prima facie, first-blush.
    * a primeros de + Fecha = in the early + Fecha.
    * a principios de + Fecha = in the early + Fecha.
    * a principios de los + Década = early + Década, the.
    * a priori = proactive [pro-active], foresight, a priori, on the surface.
    * a prisa = quickly.
    * a propósito = deliberate, for the record, incidentally, intentionally, by the way, in passing, anecdotally, purposely, by design, on purpose, wilfully [willfully, -USA], on a sidenote, studiously, by the way of (a) digression, by the by(e), speaking of which, designedly.
    * a propósito de = apropos of.
    * a propósito de nada = for no specific reason, for no particular reason.
    * a prueba = on trial.
    * a prueba de bombas = ruggedised [ruggedized, -USA], bomb-proof.
    * a prueba de conejos = rabbit-proof.
    * a prueba de fallos = fail-safe.
    * a prueba de incendios = fireproof [fire-proof].
    * a prueba de niños = childproof.
    * a prueba de robos = theft proof.
    * a prueba de tornados = tornado proof.
    * a prueba de un tratamiento duro = ruggedised [ruggedized, -USA].
    * a prueba de viento = windproof.
    * a puerta cerrada = behind closed doors.
    * a punta de pistola = at gunpoint.
    * a punto de = on the verge of, a heartbeat away from.
    * a punto de + Infinitivo = about to + Infinitivo.
    * a punto de irse a pique = on the rocks.
    * a punto de morir = on + Posesivo + deathbed.
    * a puñados = by the sackful, by the handful.
    * a quemarropa = point blank.
    * a quien madruga, Dios le ayuda = the early bird catches the worm.
    * a quienquiera que = whomever.
    * a rachas = by fits and starts.
    * a ráfagas = in bursts.
    * a raíz de = in the wake of.
    * a rajatabla = to the letter.
    * a ras de = flush with.
    * a ras de la calle = ground-floor.
    * a ras del suelo = at ground level.
    * a rastras = in tow.
    * a ratos = intermittently.
    * a reacción = jet-assisted.
    * a rebosar (de) = jam-packed (with), filled to capacity.
    * a regañadientes = grudgingly, grudging, begrudgingly, unwillingly, reluctantly.
    * a régimen = on a diet.
    * a remolque = in tow.
    * a reventar (de) = jam-packed (with), filled to capacity.
    * a saber = namely, viz, to wit.
    * a sabiendas = knowing, knowingly, wilfully [willfully, -USA].
    * a sabiendas de que = on the understanding that.
    * a sacudidas = jerkily.
    * a saltitos = jerky [jerkier -comp., jerkiest -sup.].
    * a salvo = in a safe place, in safekeeping, out of harm's way.
    * a sangre fría = cold-blooded.
    * a ser posible = if possible.
    * a simple vista = by the naked eye, superficially, on first thought.
    * a solas = all by + Reflexivo, by + Reflexivo.
    * a su debido tiempo = in due course, timely, in due time.
    * a sueldo = paid.
    * a su precio normal = at full price.
    * a su propio ritmo = at an individual pace.
    * a su tiempo = in a timely fashion, in due course, in a timely manner.
    * a su vez = Verbo + further, in turn, in its/their turn.
    * a tal efecto = to this effect.
    * a tales efectos = hereto.
    * a tarifa reducida = at reduced cost.
    * a tarifas especiales = at reduced rates, at preferential rates.
    * a temperatura ambiente = at room temperature.
    * a tener en cuenta en el futuro = for future reference.
    * a tenor de = in light of, in the face of, in the light of, in view of.
    * a ti = you, thee.
    * a tiempo = in timely fashion, on time, promptly, timely, just in time, in time.
    * a tiempo completo = full-time.
    * a tiempo parcial = part-time.
    * a tientas = in the dark.
    * a tientas y a ciegas = blindly, in the dark.
    * a ti mismo = yourself, thyself.
    * a tiro = within gunshot, within range.
    * a tirones = jerky [jerkier -comp., jerkiest -sup.].
    * a título de = by way of, for the sake of.
    * a título gratuito = gratuitous.
    * a título personal = in a personal capacity, in a private capacity.
    * a toda costa = absolutely, at all costs, come what may, at any cost, at any price.
    * a toda máquina = in the fast lane, fast lane, full steam ahead, at full tilt, full-tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed.
    * a toda marcha = at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a toda mecha = at a rate of knots, full steam ahead, at full blast, at full throttle, at top speed, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a toda pasta = at a rate of knots.
    * a toda pastilla = in the fast lane, on the fast track, fast lane, overdrive, full steam ahead, full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at a rate of knots, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed.
    * a toda prueba = unswerving.
    * a todas horas = at all hours, around the clock.
    * a todas luces = patently.
    * a todas partes = far and wide.
    * a toda velocidad = full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed.
    * a todo alrededor = all round.
    * a todo color = full-colour, in full colour.
    * a todo gas = full steam ahead, full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a todo lo largo de = the length of.
    * a todo meter = full steam ahead, at full stretch, at full speed, at full blast, at top speed, at full throttle.
    * a todo ritmo = in full swing, in full force, in full gear.
    * a todos lados = far and wide.
    * a todos los efectos = to all intents and purposes, to all intents, for all practical purposes, for all intents and purposes.
    * a todos los niveles = at all levels.
    * a todos nosotros = us all.
    * a todos por igual = one size fits all.
    * a todo vapor = full steam ahead, full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a todo volumen = at full blast.
    * a tontas y a ciegas = headlong, runaway.
    * a tontas y locas = like there's no tomorrow, without rhyme or reason.
    * a tope = packed to capacity, in the fast lane, fast lane, choc-a-block, chock-full, in full swing, in full gear, packed to the rafters.
    * a trancas y barrancas = with great difficulty, by fits and starts.
    * a través de = by way of, in the form of, through, via, out of, through the agency of.
    * a través de Internet = Internet-based, Web-based, Web-supported.
    * a través de la historia = over time.
    * a través de la TI = IT-enabled.
    * a través de la web = Web-based, Web-supported.
    * a través de los años = over the years, down the years.
    * a través de los ojos de = through the eyes of.
    * a través de los siglos = over the centuries.
    * a través del teléfono = call-in.
    * a través del tiempo = over time.
    * a través de operador = operator-assisted.
    * a tres bandas = three pronged.
    * a tres niveles = three-tiered.
    * a troche y moche = like there's no tomorrow.
    * a trompicones = by fits and starts.
    * a tropezones = falteringly, hesitantly, haltingly, jerkily.
    * a trozos = piecewise.
    * ¡A tu salud! = Here's to you!.
    * a última hora = at the last minute, at the eleventh hour, last minute [last-minute], at the very last minute, at the very last moment, at the very last.
    * a últimas horas de la tarde = late evening.
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    * a + Adjetivo + escala = on a + Adjetivo + scale.
    * a alguna parte = someplace.
    * a alta presión = high-pressured, high-pressure.
    * a altas horas de la noche = late at night.
    * a ambas orillas del Atlántico = on both sides of the ocean, on both sides of the Atlantic.
    * a ambos lados de = on either side of.
    * a ambos lados del Altántico = on both sides of the ocean, on both sides of the Atlantic.
    * a ambos lados de + Lugar = on both sides of + Lugar.
    * a años luz de = light years away from.
    * a bajas temperaturas = at low temperature.
    * a bajo coste = low-cost.
    * a bajo costo = low-cost.
    * a bajo nivel = low-level.
    * a bajo precio = lower-cost, at a low price, on the cheap.
    * a base de = in the form of, on a diet of.
    * a base de carne = meaty [meatier -comp., meatiest -sup.].
    * a base de cometer errores = the hard way.
    * a base de errores = the hard way.
    * a boca de jarro = at close range.
    * a bocajarro = point blank.
    * a bombo y platillo = fanfare, with a bang.
    * a bordo = aboard, on board ship.
    * a bordo de = aboard, onboard.
    * a bordo de un barco = shipboard, on board ship.
    * a buen recaudo = in a safe place, in safekeeping.
    * a caballo = on horseback, astride.
    * a caballo entre = astride... and..., midway between.
    * a caballo entre... y... = half way between... and....
    * a caballo regalado no se le mira el diente = never look a gift horse in the mouth.
    * a cada rato = every so often, every now and then, every now and again, every once in a while.
    * a cambio = in return.
    * a cambio de = in exchange for, in return for.
    * a cambio de nada = for nothing.
    * a cántaros = cats and dogs.
    * a cargo = in the saddle.
    * a cargo (de) = charged with, in charge (of), at the helm (of).
    * a cargo de Alguien = under supervision.
    * a cargo de las riendas = in the saddle.
    * a cargo del ayuntamiento = local authority-run.
    * a cargo del gobierno = government-operated, government-run.
    * a cargo de una sola persona = one-man band.
    * a cargo de voluntarios = volunteer-run.
    * a chorros = profusely.
    * a ciegas = blindfold, blindly, blindfolded, in the dark.
    * a ciencia cierta = for sure, for certain.
    * a cierta distancia = some distance away.
    * a cierta distancia de = off.
    * a cierta distancia de la costa = offshore.
    * a cierta distancia del litoral = offshore.
    * a cobro revertido = reverse charges.
    * a color = multi-colour [multi-color -USA].
    * a comienzos de + Expresión Temporal = early + Expresión Temporal, the.
    * a comienzos de + Fecha = in the early + Fecha, in the early part of + Fecha.
    * a comienzos de + Período de Tiempo = by the turn of + Período de Tiempo, at the turn of + Período de Tiempo.
    * a conciencia = deliberately, wilfully [willfully, -USA], by design, on purpose.
    * a condición de que + Subjuntivo = provided (that), providing (that), as long as.
    * a contenido enriquecido = content-enriched.
    * a continuación = next, then, in the following, herewith.
    * a continuación se enumeran = given below.
    * a contracorriente = against the grain.
    * a contraluz = against the light.
    * a contrapelo = against the grain, against the nap.
    * a coro = with one voice, in unison.
    * a corto plazo = before very long, short term [short-term], in the short run, short-range, at short notice, in the short term, short-run.
    * a costa de = at the cost of, at the expense of, at + Nombre's + expense, at cost of.
    * a costa de mucho = at (a) great expense.
    * a costa de otro = at someone else's expense.
    * a costa de otros = at other people's expense.
    * a criterio de = at the discretion of.
    * a cualquier hora = anytime, around the clock.
    * a cualquier hora del día o de la noche = at any hour of the day or night, at any time of the day or night.
    * a cualquier precio = at any cost, at all costs, at any price.
    * a cuatro aguas = hipped.
    * a cuatro patas = on all fours, on four legs.
    * a cuenta de = at the expense of.
    * a cuenta de la empresa = at company expense.
    * a cuenta de otro = at someone else's expense.
    * a cuenta de otros = at other people's expense.
    * a cuenta propia = at + Posesivo + expense, at + Posesivo + own expense.
    * a cuerpo de rey = the lap of luxury.
    * a cuestas = in tow.
    * a decir de todos = by all accounts.
    * a decir verdad = to tell the truth, if the truth be known, if the truth be told, in all truth, in truth, fact is, the fact is (that), to be fair.
    * a decir verdad... = the fact of the matter is that....
    * a demanda = pro re nata.
    * a deshora(s) = at odd times, out of hours.
    * a día de hoy = as of today.
    * a diario = every day.
    * a diestro y siniestro = like there's no tomorrow.
    * a dieta = on a diet.
    * a diferencia de = apart from, as opposed to, in contradistinction to, as contrasted with, in contrast (to/with), quite apart from, in sharp contrast (with).
    * a diferencia de + Nombre = unlike + Nombre.
    * a diferentes niveles = multi-tiered [multitiered], multi-tier [multitier].
    * a discreción = at will, no holds barred.
    * a disgusto = unwillingly, reluctantly.
    * a disposición de = at the disposal of.
    * a distancia = remote, remotely, distantly.
    * a doble espacio = double-spaced.
    * a domicilio = domiciliary.
    * ¿a dónde se dirige(n)...? = whither?.
    * ¿a dónde va(n)...? = whither?.
    * ¿a dónde vas? = quo vadis, whither thou goest.
    * a dos niveles = two-tier.
    * a dos velas = skint, penniless, broke.
    * a duras penas = with great difficulty.
    * a efectos de = in terms of, for the purpose of + Nombre.
    * a efectos prácticos = to all intents and purposes, for all practical purposes, for all intents and purposes, to all intents.
    * a él = him.
    * a ellos = them.
    * a escala = drawn-to-scale.
    * a escala industrial = on an industrial scale, industrial-scale.
    * a escala mundial = globally, on a global scale.
    * a escala natural = full-scale.
    * a escondidas = by stealth, stealthily, furtively, on the quiet, on the sly.
    * a eso = thereto.
    * a espaldas de = out of sight of.
    * a estas alturas = by now.
    * a este fin = to this end.
    * a este paso = at this rate.
    * a este respecto = in this respect.
    * a este ritmo = at this rate.
    * a estrenar = brand new.
    * a examen = under the microscope.
    * a excepción de = barring, except for, excepting, other than, with the exception of, short of.
    * a excepción de que = except that.
    * a excepción de uno = with one exception.
    * a expensas de = at the expense of, at + Nombre's + expense.
    * a expensas de otro = at someone else's expense.
    * a expensas de otros = at other people's expense.
    * a + Expresión Temporal = as of + Expresión Temporal.
    * a falta de = for want of, in the absence of, in default of, for lack of, short of.
    * a favor = in favour.
    * a favor de = in favour of.
    * a favor de la decisión personal sobre el aborto = pro-choice.
    * a favor de la esclavitud = pro-slavery.
    * a favor de la raza negra = pro-black [problack].
    * a favor de la vida humana = pro-life.
    * a favor y en contra = pro and con.
    * a + Fecha = as per + Fecha.
    * a finales de = by the end of, at the close of + Expresión Temporal.
    * a finales de + Expresión Temporal = as of late + Expresión Temporal, at the end of + Expresión Temporal, by the close of + Expresión Temporal.
    * a finales de + Fecha = in the late + Fecha, in late + Fecha.
    * a finales de los + Década = late + Década, the.
    * a finales del + Siglo = late + Siglo, late period of + Siglo.
    * a fin de cuentas = at the end of the day, in the end, in the final count, in the grand scheme of things, when all is said and done, after all is said and done.
    * a fondo = fully, thoroughly, full-scale.
    * a fondo perdido = non-refundable.
    * ¡a freír espárragos! = on your bike!.
    * a fuerza de = by dint of.
    * a fuerza de cometer errores = the hard way.
    * a fuerza de errores = the hard way.
    * a gas = gas-powered.
    * a gatas = on all fours.
    * a grandes rasgos = broadly, rough draft.
    * a granel = in bulk.
    * a gran escala = large scale [large-scale], massive, on a wide scale, high-volume, wide-scale, on a broad scale, in a big way, on a grand scale.
    * a gran velocidad = at great speed.
    * a grito limpio = at the top of + Posesivo + voice.
    * a grito pelado = at the top of + Posesivo + voice.
    * a gritos = vociferously.
    * a groso modo = crudely.
    * a grosso modo = roughly, rough draft.
    * a gusto = at ease, at leisure.
    * a gusto de = to the liking of, at the pleasure of.
    * a horcajadas = astride.
    * a hurtadillas = surreptitiously, by stealth, stealthily, furtively, on the sly.
    * a imitación de lo clásico = classicising [classicizing, -USA], classicised [classicized, -USA].
    * a iniciativa de = at the initiative of.
    * a iniciativas del gobierno = government-led.
    * a instancia de = at the urging of.
    * a instancias de = at the instigation of, at the behest of, under the auspices of.
    * a intervalos = at intervals.
    * a intervalos + Adjetivo = at + Adjetivo + intervals.
    * a intervalos semanales = at weekly intervals.
    * a invitación de = at the invitation of.
    * a jabón = soapy [soapier -comp., soapiest -sup.].
    * a juicio = on trial.
    * a juicio público = in the public eye.
    * a juzgar por = to judge by, judging by, judging from.
    * a la acuarela = water-coloured [water-colored, -USA].
    * a la alcaldía = mayoral.
    * a la altura de = of the stature of, equal to.
    * a la altura de la cintura = waist high, waist deep.
    * a la altura de la rodilla = knee-high.
    * a la altura de los hombros = shoulder-high.
    * a la anchura de los hombros = shoulder-width.
    * a la anochecida = at nightfall.
    * a la antigua = old-style.
    * a la antigua usanza = old-style.
    * a la atención de = c/o (care of).
    * a la baja = on the wane.
    * a la brasa = grilled.
    * a la buena de Dios = out in the cold.
    * a la cabeza de = in the forefront of/in.
    * a la caída de la noche = at nightfall, at twilight.
    * a la caída de la tarde = at twilight.
    * a la carta = a la carte.
    * a la defensiva = on the defensive.
    * a la derecha = at the right.
    * a la derecha de = on the right side of, on the right-hand side of.
    * a la deriva = rudderless.
    * a la discreción de = at the discretion of.
    * a la disposición de Alguien = at + Posesivo + disposal.
    * a la expectativa de = on the lookout for, on the alert for.
    * a la + Expresión Temporal = a + Expresión Temporal.
    * a la fuerza = forcefully, of necessity, forcibly, compulsorily.
    * a la fuga = on the run, on the lam.
    * a la hora de + Infinitivo = when it came to + Gerundio, when it comes to + Gerundio.
    * a la hora de la verdad = when push comes to shove, if it comes to the crunch, when it comes to the crunch, when the worst comes to the worst, if the worst comes to the worst, when the crunch comes to the crunch, if the crunch comes to the crunch.
    * a la hora del café = at coffee.
    * a la intemperie = in the open, exposed.
    * a la inversa = mirror-fashion, mirror image, in reverse.
    * a la izquierda = at the left.
    * a la larga = in the long term, over the long term, in the end, eventually, for the long pull, over a period of time, over the long haul, in the far term, ultimately, by and by.
    * a la ligera = lightly.
    * a la luz de = in light of, in the light of.
    * a la luz de la luna = by moonlight, in the moonlight, moonlit.
    * a la luz de las estrellas = by starlight.
    * a la luz de las velas = by candlelight, candlelight, candlelit.
    * a la luz del día = in the light of day.
    * a la luz de una lámpara de gas = by gaslight.
    * a la mano de = available at the fingertips of.
    * a la misma altura que = in the same league as.
    * a la moda = trendy [trendier -comp., trendiest -sup.].
    * a la onda = in the know.
    * a la opinión pública = in the public eye.
    * a la par = in concert, in tandem, neck and neck, in a tandem fashion, in parallel.
    * a la par que = in tandem with, hand in hand (with), as the same time as.
    * a la parrilla = grilled, on the grill.
    * a la perfección = superbly.
    * a la plancha = griddled, on the griddle, on the hotplate.
    * a largo plazo = in the long term, over the long term, long-range, in the long run, long-term, over the long run, over the long haul, long-run, in the far term, far-term.
    * a la salida = on the way out.
    * a la sazón = at that time.
    * a las doce del mediodía = at high noon.
    * a la semana = a week, per week.
    * a las mil maravillas = marvellously [marvelously, -USA], famously, like a house on fire.
    * a la sombra de = in the shadow of.
    * a las puertas de = on the threshold of.
    * a la última = hip [hipper -comp., hippest -sup.], on the fast track, hipped.
    * a la vanguardia = on the cutting edge, on the leading edge, in the fast lane, on the fast track, at the leading edge, on the bleeding edge.
    * a la vanguardia de = in the vanguard of, at the forefront of, in the forefront of/in, at the vanguard of.
    * a la velocidad de la luz = at the speed of light.
    * a la velocidad del rayo = at the speed of lightning.
    * a la velocidad del sonido = at the speed of sound.
    * a la venta = on release.
    * a la vez = at once, at one time, at similar times, at the same time, concurrently, side-by-side, simultaneously, at the same instant, in parallel, in tandem, at the one time, in a tandem fashion, at a time, in unison.
    * a la vez que = hand in hand (with), cum, in conjunction with, in unison with.
    * a la vista = in sight, within sight.
    * a la vista de = in light of, in the light of.
    * a la vuelta de = on the return leg of.
    * a la zaga = not far behind, in tow.
    * al azar = lucky draw, lucky dip.
    * al extremo norte = northernmost.
    * al extremo oeste = westernmost.
    * al hacer esto = in doing so.
    * al norte del estado = upstate.
    * a lo extremo = to the extreme.
    * a lo grande = in a big way, big time, grandly, on a grand scale.
    * a lo hecho, pecho = no use crying over spilt/spilled milk, you've made your bed, now you must lie in it!.
    * a lo largo de = along, down, throughout.
    * a lo largo de + Expresión Temporal = sometime + Expresión Temporal.
    * a lo largo de la historia = over time.
    * a lo largo de la ruta = along the way.
    * a lo largo del tiempo = longitudinal, longitudinally.
    * a lo largo de todo = the entire length of.
    * a lo largo y ancho del país = countrywide [country-wide].
    * a lo largo y ancho de + Lugar = up and down + Lugar.
    * a lo lejos = in the distance.
    * a lo loco = helter-skelter, like there's no tomorrow.
    * a lo máximo = at best, at most, at the most.
    * a lo mejor = perhaps.
    * a lo que salga = come what may.
    * a los ojos de = in the eyes of.
    * a lo sumo = at best, at most, at the most.
    * al otro lado del atlántico = across the pond.
    * al otro lado del charco = across the pond.
    * al otro lado del océano = across the pond.
    * a lo zombi = zombielike.
    * a mano = by hand, manually, nearby [near-by], handy, within reach, within easy reach.
    * a mano alzada = by a show of hands.
    * a mano derecha de = on the right side of, on the right-hand side of.
    * a manojos = by the handful.
    * a manos de = at the hands of.
    * a marchas forzadas = in a rush, against the clock.
    * a mares = cats and dogs.
    * a más largo plazo = longer-term.
    * a más..., más... = the + Comparativo..., the + Comparativo....
    * a más tardar = at the latest.
    * a mata caballo = in a hurry, hurried, hurriedly, helter-skelter.
    * a media asta = at half-mast, at half staff.
    * a mediados de = in the middle decades of.
    * a mediados de + Fecha = in the mid + Fecha.
    * a mediados de semana = midweek.
    * a media jornada = half-time [half time].
    * a media mañana = mid-morning.
    * a medianoche = at midnight.
    * a medias = half-hearted [halfhearted], qualified.
    * a medias entre... y... = betwixt and between.
    * a medida = custom, bespoke.
    * a medida que + avanzar + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * a medida que + avanzar + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * a medida que pasaba el tiempo = as time passed (by), as time went by.
    * a medida que pasa el tiempo = as time passes (by).
    * a medida que pasa + Expresión Temporal = as + Expresión Temporal + go by.
    * a medida que + pasar + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * a medida que + pasar + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * a medida que se necesite = on demand, on request, as required.
    * a medida que + transcurrir + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * a medida que + transcurrir + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * a medio abrir = half-opened.
    * a medio camino = halfway [half-way/half way].
    * a medio comprender = half-understood.
    * a medio formar = half-formed.
    * a medio fuego = medium heat.
    * a medio hacer = halfway done, half done.
    * a medio plazo = medium-term, near-term, in the medium term, in the mid-term, mid-term [midterm].
    * a medio rimar = half-rhymed.
    * a medio vestir = half dressed.
    * a menor escala = at a reduced rate.
    * a menos que = unless, short of.
    * a menudo = oftentimes [often times], ofttimes [oft-times].
    * a merced de = at the mercy of.
    * a mí = me.
    * a mi entender = to my mind.
    * a mi modo de ver = in my books.
    * a mi parecer = to my mind, methinks, in my books.
    * a mitad de = half way through, halfway through.
    * a mitad de camino = halfway [half-way/half way].
    * a mitad de camino entre... y... = midway between, half way between... and....
    * a mitad de camino entre... y... = astride... and....
    * a mitad de precio = at half price.
    * a mí también me gustaría tener la misma oportunidad = turnabout is fair play.
    * a modo de = by way of, in the vein of, as a kind of.
    * a modo de aclaración = in parenthesis, on a sidenote.
    * a modo de advertencia = cautionary.
    * a modo de ejemplo = by way of illustration.
    * a modo de explicación = parenthetically.
    * a modo de ilustración = by way of illustration.
    * a modo de inciso = in passing, by the way of (a) digression.
    * a modo de paréntesis = parenthetical.
    * a modo de prólogo = prefatory.
    * a modo de resumen = wrap-up.
    * a mogollón = aplenty [a-plenty].
    * a montón = aplenty [a-plenty].
    * a montones = in droves, by the sackful.
    * a muchos niveles = many-levelled [many-leveled, -USA].
    * a muerte = bitter, bitterly.
    * a nadie le importa nada = nobody + gives a damn.
    * a nivel de barrio = neighbourhood-based.
    * a nivel de calle = on the ground level.
    * a nivel de la calle = at ground level.
    * a nivel del suelo = at ground level.
    * a nivel estatal = statewide [state-wide].
    * a nivel federal = federally, federally.
    * a nivel individual = privately.
    * a nivel local = locally, domestically.
    * a nivel multicultural = multi-culturally [multiculturally].
    * a nivel mundial = worldwide [world-wide], globally.
    * a nivel nacional = nationally, domestically, countrywide [country-wide].
    * a nivel privado = privately.
    * a nivel regional = regionally.
    * a nombre de = payable to.
    * a no ser que = unless.
    * a nosotros = us.
    * a ojo = ocular.
    * a ojos vista = before + Posesivo + (own two) eyes.
    * a orillas del océano = oceanfront.
    * a orillas del río = riverfront.
    * a orillas de un lago = lakeside, lakefront, by the lakeside.
    * a otro sitio = somewhere else.
    * a pares = in pairs.
    * a partes iguales = share and share alike, in equal measure(s).
    * a partir de = on the basis of, based on, working from, from, on a diet of, in response to.
    * a partir de ahora = from now on, from this point on, henceforth, as of now.
    * a partir de ahora y durante + Cuantificador + años = for + Cuantificador + years to come.
    * a partir de aquí = hereupon.
    * a partir de ello = therefrom.
    * a partir de entonces = from this time on, hereafter, thereafter, whereafter, from then on, thenceforth, henceforth, from that moment on.
    * a partir de ese momento = from that moment on.
    * a partir de este momento = hereinafter.
    * a partir de esto = on this basis, on that basis.
    * a partir de + Fecha = from + Fecha, effective + Fecha.
    * a partir de hoy = as from today.
    * a partir de la medianoche = late night.
    * a partir de los títulos = title-based.
    * a paso de tortuga = at a snail's pace.
    * a paso ligero = on the double.
    * a pasos agigantados = at an exponential rate, at exponential rates, by leaps and bounds.
    * a pedir de boca = without a hitch.
    * a pequeña escala = in a small way, small scale [small-scale].
    * a perpetuidad = in perpetuity.
    * a pesar de (que) = albeit (that), despite, in spite of, notwithstanding, although, despite the fact that, in spite of the fact that.
    * a pesar de todo = all the same, in spite of everything, despite everything, despite it all, in spite of it all, all this said.
    * a pesar de todo + Posesivo + Nombre = for all + Posesivo + Nombre.
    * a petición de = at the request of, at the urging of, at the behest of.
    * a petición del usuario = on demand, on request.
    * a petición popular = by popular demand.
    * a pie = on foot, afoot, dismounted.
    * a pilas = battery-operated.
    * a pique = sinking.
    * a placer = at will.
    * a plena luz del día = in broad daylight.
    * a poca distancia = not far behind.
    * a poca distancia andando = within walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a poca distancia a pie = within an easy walk, within walking distance.
    * a pocos minutos andando = within walking distance, within easy walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a pocos minutos a pie = within walking distance, within easy walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a porrillo = by the handful.
    * a + Posesivo + aire = to + Posesivo + heart's content.
    * a + Posesivo + alcance = in the ballpark for + Pronombre, in + Posesivo + ballpark range.
    * a + Posesivo + costa = at + Posesivo + expense.
    * a + Posesivo + cuidado = in + Posesivo + safekeeping.
    * a + Posesivo + discreción = at will, at + Posesivo + discretion.
    * a + Posesivo + disposición = at + Posesivo + disposal.
    * a + Posesivo + entender = to the best of + Posesivo + belief.
    * a + Posesivo + espaldas = behind + Posesivo + back.
    * a + Posesivo + expensas = at + Posesivo + expense.
    * a + Posesivo + favor = in + Posesivo + favour, to + Posesivo + credit.
    * a + Posesivo + juicio = in + Posesivo + estimation.
    * a + Posesivo + manera = in + Posesivo + own way.
    * a + Posesivo + saber = to the best of + Posesivo + knowledge.
    * a + Posesivo + saber y entender = to the best of + Posesivo + knowledge and belief.
    * a + Posesivo + servicio = at + Posesivo + service.
    * a + Posesivo + sorprender = much to + Posesivo + surprise.
    * a + Posesivo + vista = before + Posesivo + (own two) eyes.
    * a posteriori = reactive, in retrospect, after-the-fact, hindsight, with hindsight, a posteriori, in hindsight.
    * a precio de coste = at cost price, at cost.
    * a precio de costo = at cost price, at cost.
    * a precio de ganga = at a steal.
    * a precio especial = at reduced cost, discounted, cut-rate, cut-price.
    * a precio razonable = at reasonable cost(s).
    * a precio reducido = at a discount.
    * a precios competitivos = competitively priced.
    * a precios especiales = at reduced rates, at preferential rates.
    * a precios razonables = at affordable prices.
    * a presión = pressurised [pressurized, -USA].
    * a primera hora de la mañana = first thing in the morning.
    * a primera hora de + Período del Día = first thing + Período del Día.
    * a primeras horas de la tarde = late afternoon.
    * a primera vista = on first acquaintance, at first sight, on first inspection, on the face of it, at first blush, at first glance, on the surface, prima facie, first-blush.
    * a primeros de + Fecha = in the early + Fecha.
    * a principios de + Fecha = in the early + Fecha.
    * a principios de los + Década = early + Década, the.
    * a priori = proactive [pro-active], foresight, a priori, on the surface.
    * a prisa = quickly.
    * a propósito = deliberate, for the record, incidentally, intentionally, by the way, in passing, anecdotally, purposely, by design, on purpose, wilfully [willfully, -USA], on a sidenote, studiously, by the way of (a) digression, by the by(e), speaking of which, designedly.
    * a propósito de = apropos of.
    * a propósito de nada = for no specific reason, for no particular reason.
    * a prueba = on trial.
    * a prueba de bombas = ruggedised [ruggedized, -USA], bomb-proof.
    * a prueba de conejos = rabbit-proof.
    * a prueba de fallos = fail-safe.
    * a prueba de incendios = fireproof [fire-proof].
    * a prueba de niños = childproof.
    * a prueba de robos = theft proof.
    * a prueba de tornados = tornado proof.
    * a prueba de un tratamiento duro = ruggedised [ruggedized, -USA].
    * a prueba de viento = windproof.
    * a puerta cerrada = behind closed doors.
    * a punta de pistola = at gunpoint.
    * a punto de = on the verge of, a heartbeat away from.
    * a punto de + Infinitivo = about to + Infinitivo.
    * a punto de irse a pique = on the rocks.
    * a punto de morir = on + Posesivo + deathbed.
    * a puñados = by the sackful, by the handful.
    * a quemarropa = point blank.
    * a quien madruga, Dios le ayuda = the early bird catches the worm.
    * a quienquiera que = whomever.
    * a rachas = by fits and starts.
    * a ráfagas = in bursts.
    * a raíz de = in the wake of.
    * a rajatabla = to the letter.
    * a ras de = flush with.
    * a ras de la calle = ground-floor.
    * a ras del suelo = at ground level.
    * a rastras = in tow.
    * a ratos = intermittently.
    * a reacción = jet-assisted.
    * a rebosar (de) = jam-packed (with), filled to capacity.
    * a regañadientes = grudgingly, grudging, begrudgingly, unwillingly, reluctantly.
    * a régimen = on a diet.
    * a remolque = in tow.
    * a reventar (de) = jam-packed (with), filled to capacity.
    * a saber = namely, viz, to wit.
    * a sabiendas = knowing, knowingly, wilfully [willfully, -USA].
    * a sabiendas de que = on the understanding that.
    * a sacudidas = jerkily.
    * a saltitos = jerky [jerkier -comp., jerkiest -sup.].
    * a salvo = in a safe place, in safekeeping, out of harm's way.
    * a sangre fría = cold-blooded.
    * a ser posible = if possible.
    * a simple vista = by the naked eye, superficially, on first thought.
    * a solas = all by + Reflexivo, by + Reflexivo.
    * a su debido tiempo = in due course, timely, in due time.
    * a sueldo = paid.
    * a su precio normal = at full price.
    * a su propio ritmo = at an individual pace.
    * a su tiempo = in a timely fashion, in due course, in a timely manner.
    * a su vez = Verbo + further, in turn, in its/their turn.
    * a tal efecto = to this effect.
    * a tales efectos = hereto.
    * a tarifa reducida = at reduced cost.
    * a tarifas especiales = at reduced rates, at preferential rates.
    * a temperatura ambiente = at room temperature.
    * a tener en cuenta en el futuro = for future reference.
    * a tenor de = in light of, in the face of, in the light of, in view of.
    * a ti = you, thee.
    * a tiempo = in timely fashion, on time, promptly, timely, just in time, in time.
    * a tiempo completo = full-time.
    * a tiempo parcial = part-time.
    * a tientas = in the dark.
    * a tientas y a ciegas = blindly, in the dark.
    * a ti mismo = yourself, thyself.
    * a tiro = within gunshot, within range.
    * a tirones = jerky [jerkier -comp., jerkiest -sup.].
    * a título de = by way of, for the sake of.
    * a título gratuito = gratuitous.
    * a título personal = in a personal capacity, in a private capacity.
    * a toda costa = absolutely, at all costs, come what may, at any cost, at any price.
    * a toda máquina = in the fast lane, fast lane, full steam ahead, at full tilt, full-tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed.
    * a toda marcha = at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a toda mecha = at a rate of knots, full steam ahead, at full blast, at full throttle, at top speed, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a toda pasta = at a rate of knots.
    * a toda pastilla = in the fast lane, on the fast track, fast lane, overdrive, full steam ahead, full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at a rate of knots, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed.
    * a toda prueba = unswerving.
    * a todas horas = at all hours, around the clock.
    * a todas luces = patently.
    * a todas partes = far and wide.
    * a toda velocidad = full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed.
    * a todo alrededor = all round.
    * a todo color = full-colour, in full colour.
    * a todo gas = full steam ahead, full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a todo lo largo de = the length of.
    * a todo meter = full steam ahead, at full stretch, at full speed, at full blast, at top speed, at full throttle.
    * a todo ritmo = in full swing, in full force, in full gear.
    * a todos lados = far and wide.
    * a todos los efectos = to all intents and purposes, to all intents, for all practical purposes, for all intents and purposes.
    * a todos los niveles = at all levels.
    * a todos nosotros = us all.
    * a todos por igual = one size fits all.
    * a todo vapor = full steam ahead, full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a todo volumen = at full blast.
    * a tontas y a ciegas = headlong, runaway.
    * a tontas y locas = like there's no tomorrow, without rhyme or reason.
    * a tope = packed to capacity, in the fast lane, fast lane, choc-a-block, chock-full, in full swing, in full gear, packed to the rafters.
    * a trancas y barrancas = with great difficulty, by fits and starts.
    * a través de = by way of, in the form of, through, via, out of, through the agency of.
    * a través de Internet = Internet-based, Web-based, Web-supported.
    * a través de la historia = over time.
    * a través de la TI = IT-enabled.
    * a través de la web = Web-based, Web-supported.
    * a través de los años = over the years, down the years.
    * a través de los ojos de = through the eyes of.
    * a través de los siglos = over the centuries.
    * a través del teléfono = call-in.
    * a través del tiempo = over time.
    * a través de operador = operator-assisted.
    * a tres bandas = three pronged.
    * a tres niveles = three-tiered.
    * a troche y moche = like there's no tomorrow.
    * a trompicones = by fits and starts.
    * a tropezones = falteringly, hesitantly, haltingly, jerkily.
    * a trozos = piecewise.
    * ¡A tu salud! = Here's to you!.
    * a última hora = at the last minute, at the eleventh hour, last minute [last-minute], at the very last minute, at the very last moment, at the very last.
    * a últimas horas de la tarde = late evening.
    * a últ

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    a
    La preposición a suele emplearse precedida de ciertos verbos como empezar, ir, oler, sonar etc, en cuyo caso ver bajo el respectivo verbo.
    No se traduce cuando introduce el complemento directo de persona (ser humano, pronombres personales que lo representan como quien, alguien, etc) o un nombre con un objeto o animal personalizado: amo a mi patria = I love my country, pasear al perro = to walk the dog.
    En los casos en que precede al artículo definido el para formar la contracción al, ver bajo la siguiente entrada, donde también se encontrarán otros ejemplos y usos de a.
    A (en relaciones de espacio, lugar)
    voy a México/a la fiesta I'm going to Mexico/to the party
    voy a casa I'm going home
    dobla a la derecha turn right
    se cayó al río she fell into the river
    estaban sentados a la mesa they were sitting at the table
    a orillas del Ebro on the banks of the Ebro
    se sentó al sol he sat in the sun
    se sentó a mi derecha he sat down to the right of me o on my right
    a la vuelta de la esquina around the corner
    queda al norte de Toledo it's (to the) north of Toledo
    3
    (indicando distancia): está a diez kilómetros de aquí it's ten kilometers from here, it's ten kilometers away
    está a unos 20 minutos de aquí it takes o it's about 20 minutes from here, it's a 20 minute drive ( o walk etc) from here
    1 (señalando hora, momento, fecha) at
    abren a las ocho they open at eight o'clock
    ¿a qué hora vengo? what time shall I come?
    a eso de las dos at around o about two o'clock
    a mediados de abril in mid-April
    hoy estamos a 20 it's the 20th today
    al día siguiente the next o following day
    empezó a hablar a los diez meses he started talking when he was ten months old o at ten months
    llegó a la mañana/noche ( RPl); he arrived in the morning/at night
    2 al + INF:
    se cayó al bajar del autobús she fell as she was getting off the bus
    al verlo me di cuenta de que ya no lo quería when I saw him o on seeing him, I realized that I no longer loved him
    al salir de la estación torcí a la izquierda I turned left out of the station
    3
    (indicando distancia en el tiempo): a escasos minutos de su llegada (después) just a few minutes after she arrived; (antes) just a few minutes before she arrived
    trabajan de lunes a viernes/de una a cinco they work (from) Monday to Friday/from one to five
    a los diez minutos del primer tiempo ten minutes into the first half o after ten minutes of the first half
    estaré en París de martes a jueves I'll be in Paris from Tuesday until Thursday, I'll be in Paris Tuesday through Thursday ( AmE)
    C
    (en relaciones de proporción, equivalencia): tres veces al día/a la semana three times a day/a week
    sale a 2.000 euros por cabeza it works out at 2,000 euros per person
    iban a 100 kilómetros por hora they were going (at) 100 kilometers per hour
    nos ganaron cinco a tres they beat us by five points to three, they beat us five three o ( AmE) five to three
    D
    (indicando modo, estilo): fuimos a pie/a caballo we walked/rode, we went on foot/on horseback
    pollo al horno/a la brasa roast/barbecued chicken
    un peinado a lo Rodolfo Valentino a Rudolph Valentino hairstyle
    a crédito on credit
    ilustraciones a todo color full-color illustrations
    una tela a rayas a piece of striped material
    1
    (introduciendo el complemento directo de persona): ¿viste a José? did you see José?
    la policía está buscando al asesino the police are looking for the murderer
    no he leído a Freud I haven't read (any) Freud
    busca una secretaria bilingüe he's looking for a bilingual secretary
    ]
    2
    (introduciendo el complemento indirecto): le escribió una carta a su padre he wrote a letter to his father, he wrote his father a letter
    dáselo/dáselos a ella give it/them to her
    les enseña inglés a mis hijos she teaches my children English
    suave al tacto soft to the touch
    agradable al oído pleasing to the ear
    3
    (indicando procedencia): se lo compré a una gitana I bought it from o ( colloq) off a gipsy
    F
    enséñale a nadar teach him to swim
    fue a preguntar he went to ask
    a que + SUBJ:
    los instó a que participaran he urged them to take part
    voy a ir a que me hagan un chequeo I'm going to go and have a checkup
    2 ( fam)
    (para): ¿a qué tanta ceremonia? what's all the fuss for?
    ¿a qué le fuiste a decir eso? what did you go and tell him that for?
    3
    a por ( Esp fam): bajo a por pan I'm going down to get some bread o for some bread ( colloq)
    ¿quién va a ir a por los niños? who's going to fetch o get the children?
    ¡a por ello! go for it!
    los puntos a tratar en la reunión de mañana the points to be discussed at tomorrow's meeting
    es una idea a tener en cuenta it's an idea to bear in mind o that should be borne in mind
    total a pagar total payable
    horario a convenir hours to be arranged
    H
    1
    (en órdenes): ¡a la cama, niños! off to bed, children!
    ¡a callar! shut up! ( colloq)
    vamos ¡a trabajar! come on, let's get some work done!
    a decir verdad to tell you the truth
    a juzgar por lo que tú dices judging from what you say
    3 ( fam)
    (en cuanto a): a tozudo no hay quien le gane when it comes to being stubborn there's nobody like him
    4
    (indicando causa): a petición del interesado ( frml); at the request of the interested party
    al + INF:
    al no saber idiomas está en desventaja as he doesn't speak any languages he is at a disadvantage, he's at a disadvantage not speaking any languages
    5
    (expresando desafío): ¿a que no sabes qué nota me puso? you'll never guess what mark she gave me!
    tú no te atreverías — ¿a que sí? you wouldn't dare — do you want to o a bet? ( colloq)
    ¡a que no puedes! bet you can't! ( colloq)
    * * *

    Multiple Entries:
    A    
    a
    A,
    a sustantivo femenino (pl aes) (read as /a/) the letter A, a

    a preposición Nota:
    La preposición a suele emplearse precedida de ciertos verbos como empezar, ir, oler, sonar etc, en cuyo caso ver bajo el respectivo verbo.No se traduce cuando introduce el complemento directo de persona (ser humano, pronombres personales que lo representan, como quien, alguien, algún etc) o un nombre con un objeto o animal personalizado: amo a mi patria = I love my country, paseo a mi perro = I walk my dog.En los casos en que precede al artículo definido el para formar la contracción al, ver bajo la siguiente entrada, donde también se encontrarán otros ejemplos y usos de a.
    1

    voy a México/la tienda I'm going to Mexico/to the shop;

    voy a casa I'm going home;
    se cayó al río she fell into the river


    a orillas del Ebro on the banks of the Ebro;
    se sentó al sol he sat in the sun;
    se sentó a mi derecha he sat down on my right


    2
    a) (señalando hora, momento) at;


    a la hora de comer at lunch time;
    ¿a qué hora vengo? what time shall I come?;
    a mediados de abril in mid-April;
    al día siguiente the next o following day

    hoy estamos a lunes/a 20 today is Monday/it's the 20th today

    c) al + inf:


    al enterarse de la noticia when he learnt o on learning the news



    ( antes) a few minutes before she arrived;

    3 (en relaciones de proporción, equivalencia):

    sale a 100 euros cada uno it works out at 100 euros each;
    a 100 kilómetros por hora (at) 100 kilometers per hour;
    nos ganaron cinco a tres they beat us five three o (AmE) five to three
    4 (indicando modo, medio, estilo):
    a pie/a caballo on foot/on horseback;

    a crédito on credit;
    funciona a pilas it runs on batteries;
    a mano by hand;
    a rayas striped;
    vestirse a lo punk to wear punk clothes
    5

    ¿viste a José? did you see José?;

    no he leído a Freud I haven't read (any) Freud


    dáselo a ella give it to her;
    les enseña inglés a mis hijos she teaches my children English;
    le echó (la) llave a la puerta she locked the door

    se lo compré a una gitana I bought it from o (colloq) off a gipsy

    A, a f (letra) A
    'A' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    a. C.
    - a.m.
    - abajeña
    - abajeño
    - abanderada
    - abanderado
    - abandonar
    - abandonada
    - abandonado
    - abanico
    - abarquillada
    - abarquillado
    - abarrotada
    - abarrotado
    - abasto
    - abatida
    - abatido
    - abatirse
    - abdicar
    - aberración
    - abertura
    - abierta
    - abierto
    - abigarrada
    - abigarrado
    - abigarrar
    - ablandar
    - ablusada
    - ablusado
    - abnegada
    - abnegado
    - abobada
    - abobado
    - abocada
    - abocado
    - abogacía
    - abogada
    - abogado
    - abombada
    - abombado
    - abonar
    - abonada
    - abonado
    - abonarse
    - abono
    - abordar
    - abordaje
    - aborregar
    - abortar
    - abortiva
    English:
    A
    - A-level
    - a.m.
    - abandon
    - abandoned
    - abide by
    - ability
    - abject
    - abnormal
    - aboard
    - aborigine
    - abortion
    - abortive
    - about
    - above
    - above-board
    - above-mentioned
    - abrasive
    - abreast
    - abridged
    - abrupt
    - absent
    - absent-minded
    - absolute
    - absolutely
    - absorbed
    - abstemious
    - abstract
    - absurd
    - abundant
    - abuse
    - abusive
    - abysmal
    - academic
    - academy
    - accede
    - accent
    - acceptable
    - access
    - accident-prone
    - accidental
    - accidentally
    - acclimatized
    - accommodate
    - accommodation
    - accomplish
    - accomplished
    - account
    - account for
    - accountable
    * * *
    A
    1. (abrev de autopista) Br M, US freeway
    2. (abrev de alfil) [en notación de ajedrez] B
    A, a [a] nf
    [letra] A, a;
    si por a o por be… if for any reason…
    * * *
    a
    prp
    al este de to the east of;
    a casa home;
    ir a la cama/al cine go to bed/to the movies;
    ¡a trabajar! get to work!;
    vamos a Buenos Aires we’re going to Buenos Aires;
    voy a casa de Marta I’m going to Marta’s (house)
    a la mesa at the table;
    al lado de next to;
    a la derecha on the right;
    al sol in the sun;
    a treinta kilómetros de Cuzco thirty kilometers from Cuzco;
    está a cinco kilómetros it’s five kilometers away
    :
    ¿a qué hora llegas? what time do you arrive?;
    a las tres at three o’clock;
    de once a doce from eleven (o’clock) to twelve;
    estamos a quince de febrero it’s February fifteenth;
    a los treinta años at the age of thirty;
    a la llegada del tren when the train arrives
    :
    a la española the Spanish way;
    a mano by hand;
    a pie on foot;
    a 50 kilómetros por hora at fifty kilometers an hour
    :
    ¿a cómo o
    cuánto está? how much is it?;
    están a dos pesos el kilo they are two pesos a kilo
    :
    dáselo a tu hermano give it to your brother
    :
    vi a mi padre I saw my father
    :
    empezar a begin to;
    jugar a las cartas play cards;
    decidirse a hacer algo decide to do sth;
    voy a comprarlo I’m going to buy it;
    a decir verdad to tell the truth
    :
    ¿a que no lo sabes? I bet you don’t know;
    a ver OK, right;
    a ver lo que pasa ahora let’s see what happens now
    abr (= alias) aka (= also known as)
    * * *
    a nf
    : first letter of the Spanish alphabet
    a prep
    1) : to
    nos vamos a México: we're going to Mexico
    ¿llamaste a tu papá?: did you call your dad?
    como a usted le guste: as you wish
    3) : in the manner of
    papas a la francesa: french fries
    4) : on, by means of
    a pie: on foot
    5) : per, each
    tres pastillas al día: three pills per day
    enséñales a leer: teach them to read
    problemas a resolver: problems to be solved
    * * *
    a prep
    3. (distancia) away
    está a un kilómetro de aquí it's one kilometre from here / it's one kilometre away
    4. (tiempo) at
    5. (distribución, cantidad, medida, precio) a / at
    tocamos a 1.000 cada uno it works out at 1,000 each
    fui a pie I walked / I went on foot
    hecho a mano handmade / made by hand
    ¿has visto a Iván? have you seen Iván?
    9. (para) for
    10. (de) from

    Spanish-English dictionary > a

  • 4 a la altura de la cintura

    (adj.) = waist high, waist deep
    Ex. The shepherd led them across meadows where the warm, scented grass grew nearly waist high, toward the mighty waterfall.
    Ex. More than a score or two of the young female members waded the stream that in places was waist deep.
    * * *
    (adj.) = waist high, waist deep

    Ex: The shepherd led them across meadows where the warm, scented grass grew nearly waist high, toward the mighty waterfall.

    Ex: More than a score or two of the young female members waded the stream that in places was waist deep.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a la altura de la cintura

  • 5 abismo

    m.
    1 abyss.
    estar al borde del abismo (figurative) to be on the brink of ruin o disaster
    2 gulf (diferencia).
    entre su sueldo y el mío hay un abismo there's a huge difference between our salaries
    3 hole, empty space, abyss.
    4 enormous difference, big difference.
    5 inferno.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: abismar.
    * * *
    1 abyss
    \
    estar al borde del abismo figurado to be on the brink of ruin
    * * *
    SM
    1) (=sima) abyss, chasm
    2) (=profundidad) depth(s); (Rel) hell
    * * *
    masculino abyss
    * * *
    = chasm, abyss.
    Ex. Denying funding for electronic dissemination will create an unbridgeable chasm between those with the resources to buy information products and those without.
    Ex. By insisting on open Internet access, regardless of age, the ALA is sending children into an 'information abyss' that will result in confusion, frustration, and poor research skills.
    * * *
    masculino abyss
    * * *
    = chasm, abyss.

    Ex: Denying funding for electronic dissemination will create an unbridgeable chasm between those with the resources to buy information products and those without.

    Ex: By insisting on open Internet access, regardless of age, the ALA is sending children into an 'information abyss' that will result in confusion, frustration, and poor research skills.

    * * *
    abyss
    al borde del abismo on the edge of the abyss
    el abismo que existe entre el ejército y el pueblo the gulf which exists between the army and the people
    entre la teoría y la práctica hay un abismo there is a world of difference between theory and practice
    * * *

    Del verbo abismar: ( conjugate abismar)

    abismo es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    abismó es:

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

    Multiple Entries:
    abismar    
    abismo
    abismo sustantivo masculino
    abyss;

    abismar vtr LAm to amaze
    abismo sustantivo masculino
    1 abyss: entre el carácter de tu hermano y el de tu madre media un abismo, your mother and brother's characters are about as dissimilar as they possibly could be
    ♦ Locuciones: figurado estar al borde del abismo, to be on the brink of ruin
    figurado salvar el abismo, to bridge the gulf

    ' abismo' also found in these entries:
    English:
    abyss
    - chasm
    - gape
    - gulf
    - yawning
    * * *
    abismo nm
    1. [profundidad] abyss;
    Fig
    estar al borde del abismo to be on the brink of ruin o disaster
    2. [diferencia] gulf;
    entre su sueldo y el mío hay un abismo there's a huge difference between our salaries
    * * *
    m abyss; fig
    gulf;
    estar al borde del abismo be staring into the abyss
    * * *
    abismo nm
    : abyss, chasm
    al borde del abismo: on the brink of ruin

    Spanish-English dictionary > abismo

  • 6 absorción

    f.
    1 absorption, soaking up, sorption.
    2 absorption, concentration, deep concentration, enthrallment.
    3 take over, takeover.
    4 absorption, adsorption, disposition.
    * * *
    1 absorption
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    SF
    1) [de líquidos] absorption
    2) (=atracción) absorption
    3) (Com) takeover
    * * *
    1) (de líquido, calor, ruido) absorption
    2) (Fin) takeover
    * * *
    = absorption, takeover [take-over].
    Ex. The floor is carpeted, thus providing a large degree of acoustic absorption and a unifying and dominant colour pattern through the library.
    Ex. The book and serial industry has recently witnessed several takeovers, buy-outs, and mergers.
    ----
    * absorción del agua = water absorption.
    * agente de absorción = absorber.
    * capacidad de absorción = absorptive capacity, absorptive capability.
    * de absorción = absorptive.
    * elemento de absorción = absorber.
    * mecanismo de absorción = absorber.
    * * *
    1) (de líquido, calor, ruido) absorption
    2) (Fin) takeover
    * * *
    = absorption, takeover [take-over].

    Ex: The floor is carpeted, thus providing a large degree of acoustic absorption and a unifying and dominant colour pattern through the library.

    Ex: The book and serial industry has recently witnessed several takeovers, buy-outs, and mergers.
    * absorción del agua = water absorption.
    * agente de absorción = absorber.
    * capacidad de absorción = absorptive capacity, absorptive capability.
    * de absorción = absorptive.
    * elemento de absorción = absorber.
    * mecanismo de absorción = absorber.

    * * *
    A (de un líquido) absorption; (de calor, ruido) absorption
    pañales con alto grado de absorción extra-absorbent diapers ( AmE) o ( BrE) nappies
    B ( Fin) takeover
    * * *

    absorción sustantivo femenino (de líquido, calor, ruido) absorption
    absorción sustantivo femenino absorption
    ' absorción' also found in these entries:
    English:
    absorption
    - takeover
    - take
    * * *
    1. [de líquido, gas, calor] absorption;
    2. [de empresa] takeover
    * * *
    f
    1 absorption
    2 COM takeover
    * * *
    absorción nf, pl - ciones : absorption

    Spanish-English dictionary > absorción

  • 7 absorto

    adj.
    absorbed, concentrated, deep in thought, entranced.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: absortar.
    * * *
    1 (pasmado) amazed, bewildered
    2 (ensimismado) absorbed (en, in), engrossed (en, in)
    * * *
    (f. - absorta)
    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ absorbed, engrossed

    estar absorto(=extasiado) to be entranced; (=pasmado) to be amazed

    estar absorto en un proyectoto be engrossed in o taken up with a scheme

    * * *
    - ta adjetivo engrossed, absorbed
    * * *
    = absorbed, absent-minded.
    Ex. I believe that literature is certainly in one sense 'play' -- grave and absorbed play.
    Ex. The academic library is the natural habitat of the absent-minded professor.
    ----
    * absorto en = caught up in.
    * absorto en + Nombre = engrossed in + Gerundio.
    * de un modo absorto = absently.
    * estar absorto en = be wrapped up in.
    * * *
    - ta adjetivo engrossed, absorbed
    * * *
    = absorbed, absent-minded.

    Ex: I believe that literature is certainly in one sense 'play' -- grave and absorbed play.

    Ex: The academic library is the natural habitat of the absent-minded professor.
    * absorto en = caught up in.
    * absorto en + Nombre = engrossed in + Gerundio.
    * de un modo absorto = absently.
    * estar absorto en = be wrapped up in.

    * * *
    absorto -ta
    engrossed, absorbed
    absorto en su tarea engrossed o absorbed in what he was doing
    quedarse absorto to become engrossed in one's thoughts
    * * *

    absorto
    ◊ -ta adjetivo

    engrossed, absorbed
    absorto,-a adjetivo
    1 (concentrado) absorbed, engrossed [en, in]
    2 (cautivado) captivated

    ' absorto' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    absorta
    - abstraída
    - abstraído
    English:
    absorbed
    - deep
    - engrossed
    - intent
    - moon over sb
    - wrap up
    - absorb
    - engross
    - immerse
    - involve
    - lost
    - preoccupied
    - rivet
    * * *
    absorto, -a adj
    absorbed (en in);
    se quedó absorto en la contemplación de las llamas he was absorbed in his contemplation of the flames
    * * *
    I adj absorbed (en in), engrossed (en in);
    absorto en sus pensamientos absorbed o engrossed in his thoughts
    II partabsorber
    * * *
    absorto, -ta adj
    : absorbed, engrossed

    Spanish-English dictionary > absorto

  • 8 abstruso

    adj.
    abstruse, obscure, complex, deep.
    * * *
    1 abstruse
    * * *
    * * *
    - sa adjetivo abstruse
    * * *
    = abstruse, recondite.
    Ex. Learned papers on the subject, after much abstruse arguing, usually produce definitions, like Faibisoff and Ely's that 'information is a symbol or a set of symbols which has the potential for meaning' which are far from helpful.
    Ex. This is an example of a source -- albeit in this case a highly recondite one -- which will assist with this type of enquiry.
    * * *
    - sa adjetivo abstruse
    * * *
    = abstruse, recondite.

    Ex: Learned papers on the subject, after much abstruse arguing, usually produce definitions, like Faibisoff and Ely's that 'information is a symbol or a set of symbols which has the potential for meaning' which are far from helpful.

    Ex: This is an example of a source -- albeit in this case a highly recondite one -- which will assist with this type of enquiry.

    * * *
    abstruse
    * * *
    abstruso, -a adj
    abstruse
    * * *
    adj abstruse
    * * *
    abstruso, -sa adj
    : abstruse

    Spanish-English dictionary > abstruso

  • 9 abundante

    adj.
    1 abundant.
    2 ample, plentiful, bountiful.
    * * *
    1 abundant, plentiful
    * * *
    adj.
    abundant, plentiful
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=copioso) abundant, plentiful

    el agua es abundante en toda la zonawater is abundant o plentiful throughout the area

    la fauna es abundante en el parque nacional, el parque nacional es abundante en fauna — there is abundant wildlife in the national park, there is a wealth of fauna in the national park

    un país abundante en minerales — a country which is rich in minerals, a country which abounds in minerals

    2) [en plural] a great many
    * * *
    a) <reservas/cosecha> plentiful, abundant

    abundante en algo: aguas abundantes en especies marinas waters which abound in marine life; un informe abundante en datos estadísticos — a report containing ample statistical data

    b) (en pl) ( numerosos) plenty of, abundant
    * * *
    = abundant, generous, lavish, plentiful, rampant, copious, bountiful, fullsome, rife, liberal, hearty [heartier -comp., heartiest -sup.], unstinting.
    Ex. There exists a failure to recognize new topics, or a failure to recognize them until it's almost ridiculously too late, that is, after there has been abundant literary warrant for them.
    Ex. Many libraries have built I & R services into their budgets on a fairly generous scale.
    Ex. Library staffing levels were lavish and opening hours long.
    Ex. Information will become more affordable, accessible, and plentiful.
    Ex. And so, the public library was conceived as a deterrent to irresponsibility, intemperance, and rampant democracy.
    Ex. A copious influx of foreign capital and management and immigrant labour ensured a growing economy, with full employment and very little inflation.
    Ex. Telecommuting brings bountiful benefits to information industry employers and employees.
    Ex. Access should be quick and fullsome.
    Ex. Chances for advancement were slim, and disillusionment at the lack of encouragement to participate in professional activities outside the job was rife.
    Ex. It is quite true that the liberal use of crossreferences can overcome these problems.
    Ex. Replies indicated a hearty support for the role of the library but little knowledge of its importance to them.
    Ex. The revolutionary people of the world are unstinting in their praise.
    ----
    * abundante en exceso = lavish.
    * abundante en TI = IT-rich.
    * con abundantes dorados = heavily gilt.
    * freír en aceite abundante = deep-fry.
    * frito en abundante aceite = deep-fried.
    * lavar con agua abudante = sluice.
    * poco abundante = light [lighter -comp., lightest -sup.].
    * * *
    a) <reservas/cosecha> plentiful, abundant

    abundante en algo: aguas abundantes en especies marinas waters which abound in marine life; un informe abundante en datos estadísticos — a report containing ample statistical data

    b) (en pl) ( numerosos) plenty of, abundant
    * * *
    = abundant, generous, lavish, plentiful, rampant, copious, bountiful, fullsome, rife, liberal, hearty [heartier -comp., heartiest -sup.], unstinting.

    Ex: There exists a failure to recognize new topics, or a failure to recognize them until it's almost ridiculously too late, that is, after there has been abundant literary warrant for them.

    Ex: Many libraries have built I & R services into their budgets on a fairly generous scale.
    Ex: Library staffing levels were lavish and opening hours long.
    Ex: Information will become more affordable, accessible, and plentiful.
    Ex: And so, the public library was conceived as a deterrent to irresponsibility, intemperance, and rampant democracy.
    Ex: A copious influx of foreign capital and management and immigrant labour ensured a growing economy, with full employment and very little inflation.
    Ex: Telecommuting brings bountiful benefits to information industry employers and employees.
    Ex: Access should be quick and fullsome.
    Ex: Chances for advancement were slim, and disillusionment at the lack of encouragement to participate in professional activities outside the job was rife.
    Ex: It is quite true that the liberal use of crossreferences can overcome these problems.
    Ex: Replies indicated a hearty support for the role of the library but little knowledge of its importance to them.
    Ex: The revolutionary people of the world are unstinting in their praise.
    * abundante en exceso = lavish.
    * abundante en TI = IT-rich.
    * con abundantes dorados = heavily gilt.
    * freír en aceite abundante = deep-fry.
    * frito en abundante aceite = deep-fried.
    * lavar con agua abudante = sluice.
    * poco abundante = light [lighter -comp., lightest -sup.].

    * * *
    1 ‹reservas/cosecha› plentiful, abundant
    la comida es buena y abundante the food is good and plentiful, the food's good and there's plenty of it
    las porciones son abundantes the portions are generous
    la pesca es abundante en estos arroyos the fishing's good in these streams
    abundante EN algo:
    aguas abundantes en especies marinas waters rich in o which abound in marine life
    un informe abundante en datos estadísticos a report containing ample statistical data
    2 ( en pl) (numerosos) plenty of, abundant
    tengo abundantes razones para votar en contra de la propuesta I have plenty of o abundant reasons for voting against the proposal
    * * *

     

    abundante adjetivo ‹reservas/cosecha plentiful, abundant;

    aguas abundantes en especies marinas waters which abound in marine life
    abundante adjetivo abundant, plentiful ➣ Ver nota en bastante

    ' abundante' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    bastante
    - chorro
    - cumplida
    - cumplido
    - mucha
    - mucho
    - abultado
    English:
    abundant
    - ample
    - bountiful
    - copious
    - deep-fry
    - generous
    - hearty
    - liberal
    - luxuriant
    - plentiful
    - profuse
    - rich
    - rife
    - substantial
    - deep
    - scanty
    * * *
    abundant;
    teníamos comida abundante we had plenty of food;
    una zona abundante en petróleo an area that is rich in oil;
    luce una abundante cabellera she has a fine head of hair;
    habrá nubosidad abundante en el norte del país there will be heavy cloud in the north
    * * *
    adj plentiful, abundant
    * * *
    : abundant, plentiful
    * * *
    abundante adj abundant / plentiful

    Spanish-English dictionary > abundante

  • 10 aceite

    m.
    oil.
    aceite de cacahuete/colza peanut/rapeseed oil
    aceite esencial essential oil
    aceite de girasol sunflower oil
    aceite de linaza/maíz/oliva/sésamo linseed/corn/olive/sesame oil
    aceite vegetal vegetable oil
    pres.subj.
    3rd person singular (él/ella/ello) Present Subjunctive of Spanish verb: aceitar.
    * * *
    1 oil
    \
    aceite de girasol sunflower oil
    aceite de maíz corn oil
    aceite de oliva olive oil
    aceite de ricino castor oil
    * * *
    noun m.
    * * *
    SM
    1) (Culin, Med, Téc) oil
    2) ** (=droga) hash *; Méx LSD
    * * *
    * * *
    = oil.
    Ex. Plaster was mixed with water and poured over the type, and allowed to set; when it had hardened it was lifted off the page (the oil preventing it from sticking to the type), and baked hard in an oven.
    ----
    * aceite aromático = aromatic oil.
    * aceite de almendra = almond oil.
    * aceite de cacahuete = peanut oil.
    * aceite de colza = rape oil, rapeseed oil.
    * aceite de esencias = essential oil.
    * aceite de eucalipto = eucalyptus oil.
    * aceite de hígado de bacalao = cod-liver oil.
    * aceite de linaza = linseed oil.
    * aceite de oliva = olive oil.
    * aceite de oliva virgen = virgin olive oil.
    * aceite de oliva virgen extra = extra virgin olive oil.
    * aceite de palma = palm oil.
    * aceite de pescado = fish oil.
    * aceite de ricino = castor oil.
    * aceite de sándalo = sandalwood oil.
    * aceite de sésamo = sesame oil, sesame seed oil.
    * aceite de teca = teak oil.
    * aceite mineral = mineral oil.
    * aceite para frotar = rubbing oil.
    * aceite vegetal = vegetable oil.
    * bidón de aceite = oil drum.
    * como una balsa de aceite = like a millpond, calm like a millpond.
    * filtro del aceite = oil filter.
    * freír en aceite abundante = deep-fry.
    * frito en abundante aceite = deep-fried.
    * * *
    * * *
    = oil.

    Ex: Plaster was mixed with water and poured over the type, and allowed to set; when it had hardened it was lifted off the page (the oil preventing it from sticking to the type), and baked hard in an oven.

    * aceite aromático = aromatic oil.
    * aceite de almendra = almond oil.
    * aceite de cacahuete = peanut oil.
    * aceite de colza = rape oil, rapeseed oil.
    * aceite de esencias = essential oil.
    * aceite de eucalipto = eucalyptus oil.
    * aceite de hígado de bacalao = cod-liver oil.
    * aceite de linaza = linseed oil.
    * aceite de oliva = olive oil.
    * aceite de oliva virgen = virgin olive oil.
    * aceite de oliva virgen extra = extra virgin olive oil.
    * aceite de palma = palm oil.
    * aceite de pescado = fish oil.
    * aceite de ricino = castor oil.
    * aceite de sándalo = sandalwood oil.
    * aceite de sésamo = sesame oil, sesame seed oil.
    * aceite de teca = teak oil.
    * aceite mineral = mineral oil.
    * aceite para frotar = rubbing oil.
    * aceite vegetal = vegetable oil.
    * bidón de aceite = oil drum.
    * como una balsa de aceite = like a millpond, calm like a millpond.
    * filtro del aceite = oil filter.
    * freír en aceite abundante = deep-fry.
    * frito en abundante aceite = deep-fried.

    * * *
    1 ( Coc) oil
    2 ( Mec, Tec) oil
    el motor está perdiendo or ( Col) pasando aceite the engine is leaking o losing oil
    aceite lubricante lubricating oil
    aceite de bebé or para niños baby oil
    Compuestos:
    whale oil, train oil
    rapeseed oil
    cod-liver oil
    aceite de linaza or ( AmL) lino
    linseed oil
    olive oil
    (extra) virgin olive oil
    mineral oil ( AmE), liquid paraffin ( BrE)
    castor oil
    aceite de soja or ( AmL) soya
    soy oil, soya oil ( BrE)
    multigrade oil
    suntan oil
    vegetable oil
    * * *

     

    Del verbo aceitar: ( conjugate aceitar)

    aceité es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) pretérito indicativo

    aceite es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente subjuntivo

    3ª persona singular (él/ella/usted) presente subjuntivo

    3ª persona singular (él/ella/usted) imperativo

    Multiple Entries:
    aceitar    
    aceite
    aceite sustantivo masculino
    oil;

    aceite de oliva/girasol olive/sunflower oil;
    aceite de ricino castor oil
    aceite sustantivo masculino oil
    aceite de colza, rape-seed oil
    aceite de girasol, sunflower oil
    aceite de maíz, corn oil
    aceite de oliva, olive oil

    ' aceite' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    acabarse
    - aceitera
    - balsa
    - calentar
    - freír
    - freírse
    - garaje
    - multigrado
    - nube
    - oliva
    - penetrar
    - perder
    - refinar
    - refinada
    - refinado
    - saltar
    - vinagrera
    - virgen
    - bien
    - botar
    - chisporrotear
    - colza
    - desnaturalizado
    - engrasar
    - granel
    - indicador
    - manchar
    - película
    - salpicar
    - trasvasar
    - varilla
    - vegetal
    English:
    can
    - castor
    - deep-fry
    - drum
    - leak
    - litre
    - oil
    - oil drum
    - oil gauge
    - oil-based
    - oily
    - palm oil
    - pan
    - paraffin
    - patch
    - salad oil
    - smear
    - spit
    - splutter
    - vegetable oil
    - deep
    - dipstick
    - French
    - linseed
    - olive
    - stir
    - sun
    * * *
    aceite nm
    [para cocinar, lubricar] oil;
    este coche pierde aceite this car is leaking oil
    aceite de ballena whale oil;
    aceite de cacahuete peanut oil;
    aceite de coco coconut oil;
    aceite de colza rapeseed oil;
    aceite esencial essential oil;
    aceite de girasol sunflower oil;
    aceite de linaza linseed oil;
    Am aceite de lino linseed oil;
    aceite lubricante lubricating oil;
    aceite de maíz corn oil;
    aceite de oliva olive oil;
    aceite de oliva virgen virgin olive oil;
    aceite de oliva virgen extra extra virgin olive oil;
    aceite de palma palm oil;
    aceite de parafina paraffin oil;
    aceite de ricino castor oil;
    aceite de sésamo sesame oil;
    aceite de soja soybean oil;
    aceite para el sol suntan oil;
    aceite vegetal vegetable oil
    * * *
    m oil;
    echar aceite al fuego add fuel to the fire
    * * *
    aceite nm
    1) : oil
    2)
    aceite de ricino : castor oil
    3)
    aceite de oliva : olive oil
    * * *
    aceite n oil

    Spanish-English dictionary > aceite

  • 11 actitud

    f.
    1 attitude.
    con esa actitud no vamos a ninguna parte we won't get anywhere with that attitude
    2 posture, position (postura).
    el león estaba en actitud vigilante the lion had adopted an alert pose
    * * *
    1 (disposición) attitude; (postura) position
    \
    estar en actitud de + inf to be getting ready to + inf
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=comportamiento, disposición) attitude
    2) (=postura física) posture

    tenía el mentón levantado, en actitud desafiante — he had his chin raised in a defiant posture

    en actitud de: estaba en actitud de absoluta concentración — he was in state of total concentration

    3) (=estado de ánimo) frame of mind, mood
    * * *
    a) ( disposición) attitude

    ¿cuál fue su actitud? — what was his reaction?

    b) ( postura)
    * * *
    = attitude, set, mindset [mind-set], turn of mind, field of vision.
    Ex. One major hurdle remain before wider implementation can be expected user attitudes and acceptance of this physical form of catalogue and index.
    Ex. A child's set about books and reading may be deeply ingrained as a result or earlier reading experiences, or it may be temporary and changeable.
    Ex. The article 'The emergence of a new mindset' argues that despite an evolving sense of social responsibility by librarians, confusion as to the public library's mission still persists.
    Ex. The key to quality correctional library service is the turn of mind, the energy, and sense of dedication which the librarian brings to the job.
    Ex. Publishers, teachers and librarians need to adjust their field of vision and accept a trend away from Europe to one geared towards Africa, Asia, the Hispanic World, the Pacific Islands and Arabian countries.
    ----
    * actitud abierta = open mind.
    * actitud ante la vida = approach to life.
    * actitud ante los libros = set about books.
    * actitud belicista = warmongering.
    * actitud + cambiar = attitude + go.
    * actitud crítica = critical eye.
    * actitud de defensa = defensiveness.
    * actitud defensiva = bunker mentality.
    * actitud del personal = staff attitude.
    * actitud de superioridad = attitude of superiority.
    * actitud distante = aloofness.
    * actitud imparcial = open mind.
    * actitud liberal = liberal attitude.
    * actitud mental = set of mind.
    * actitud negativa = negativism, negative attitude.
    * actitud personal = personal attitude.
    * actitud positiva = positive attitude.
    * actitud resignada = resigned attitude.
    * actitud sensata y recta = no-nonsense approach.
    * actitud sexista = sexist attitude.
    * actitud social = social attitude.
    * adoptar una actitud = adopt + outlook, adopt + attitude, take + role.
    * cambiar de actitud = change + attitude.
    * cambio de actitud = change in attitude, change of heart.
    * con una actitud crítica = with a critical eye.
    * con una actitud de = in a spirit of.
    * con una actitud desafiante = defiantly.
    * con una actitud de superioridad = snooty.
    * escuchar con una actitud abierta = lend + a sympathetic ear to.
    * mantener una actitud = hold + attitude.
    * mantener una actitud abierta = be open-minded.
    * * *
    a) ( disposición) attitude

    ¿cuál fue su actitud? — what was his reaction?

    b) ( postura)
    * * *
    = attitude, set, mindset [mind-set], turn of mind, field of vision.

    Ex: One major hurdle remain before wider implementation can be expected user attitudes and acceptance of this physical form of catalogue and index.

    Ex: A child's set about books and reading may be deeply ingrained as a result or earlier reading experiences, or it may be temporary and changeable.
    Ex: The article 'The emergence of a new mindset' argues that despite an evolving sense of social responsibility by librarians, confusion as to the public library's mission still persists.
    Ex: The key to quality correctional library service is the turn of mind, the energy, and sense of dedication which the librarian brings to the job.
    Ex: Publishers, teachers and librarians need to adjust their field of vision and accept a trend away from Europe to one geared towards Africa, Asia, the Hispanic World, the Pacific Islands and Arabian countries.
    * actitud abierta = open mind.
    * actitud ante la vida = approach to life.
    * actitud ante los libros = set about books.
    * actitud belicista = warmongering.
    * actitud + cambiar = attitude + go.
    * actitud crítica = critical eye.
    * actitud de defensa = defensiveness.
    * actitud defensiva = bunker mentality.
    * actitud del personal = staff attitude.
    * actitud de superioridad = attitude of superiority.
    * actitud distante = aloofness.
    * actitud imparcial = open mind.
    * actitud liberal = liberal attitude.
    * actitud mental = set of mind.
    * actitud negativa = negativism, negative attitude.
    * actitud personal = personal attitude.
    * actitud positiva = positive attitude.
    * actitud resignada = resigned attitude.
    * actitud sensata y recta = no-nonsense approach.
    * actitud sexista = sexist attitude.
    * actitud social = social attitude.
    * adoptar una actitud = adopt + outlook, adopt + attitude, take + role.
    * cambiar de actitud = change + attitude.
    * cambio de actitud = change in attitude, change of heart.
    * con una actitud crítica = with a critical eye.
    * con una actitud de = in a spirit of.
    * con una actitud desafiante = defiantly.
    * con una actitud de superioridad = snooty.
    * escuchar con una actitud abierta = lend + a sympathetic ear to.
    * mantener una actitud = hold + attitude.
    * mantener una actitud abierta = be open-minded.

    * * *
    1 (disposición) attitude
    tiene una actitud muy negativa hacia su trabajo he has a very negative attitude to his work
    ¿cuál fue su actitud cuando se lo planteaste? what was his reaction when you put it to him?
    necesitamos adoptar una nueva actitud frente a este problema we need to adopt o take a new approach to this problem
    su actitud lo hace parecer más joven he seems younger because of his outlook on life o his attitude to life
    si no adoptas una actitud más firme no te obedecerá if you're not firmer she won't do what you say
    actitudes que revelan una absoluta falta de ideales attitudes o views which reveal a total lack of idealism
    2
    (postura): estaban todos en actitud de estudiar they were all bending over their work
    pasaba horas en el sillón en actitud pensativa he would spend hours sitting in the armchair looking pensive o in a thoughtful pose
    adoptó una actitud de amenaza he adopted a threatening attitude o stance
    * * *

     

    actitud sustantivo femenino ( disposición) attitude;

    actitud sustantivo femenino
    1 (postura ante algo) attitude
    2 (postura física) posture
    una actitud amenazante, a threatening posture

    ' actitud' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    almibarada
    - almibarado
    - compeler
    - conducir
    - crispar
    - desdecir
    - desesperante
    - endémica
    - endémico
    - escéptica
    - escéptico
    - exhortar
    - hipócrita
    - impertinencia
    - instar
    - masculina
    - masculino
    - orientar
    - origen
    - pábulo
    - perseverar
    - pose
    - protagonismo
    - prudente
    - rebelde
    - reflexiva
    - reflexivo
    - rozar
    - ruborizar
    - sabia
    - sabio
    - salvajada
    - severa
    - severo
    - simbólica
    - simbólico
    - simpleza
    - solidaria
    - solidario
    - suave
    - sumisión
    - suya
    - suyo
    - trasfondo
    - tripa
    - adoptar
    - apertura
    - asumir
    - avasallador
    - burlón
    English:
    aback
    - aggravate
    - apathetic
    - attitude
    - benign
    - come
    - deeply
    - flippant
    - in-your-face
    - intolerable
    - make for
    - manner
    - nice
    - nonchalant
    - object
    - patronizing
    - pose
    - positive
    - puzzle
    - resent
    - settle
    - spirit
    - studied
    - superior
    - supportively
    - suspicion
    - it
    - open
    - toward
    * * *
    1. [disposición de ánimo] attitude;
    con esa actitud no vamos a ninguna parte we won't get anywhere with that attitude;
    mostró una actitud muy abierta a las sugerencias she was very open to suggestions;
    llegó en actitud de criticar todo he arrived ready to find fault with everything;
    la actitud ante la muerte the way one faces one's death
    2. [postura]
    el león estaba en actitud vigilante the lion had adopted an alert pose
    * * *
    f
    1 ( disposición) attitude
    2 ( posición) position
    * * *
    1) : attitude
    2) : posture, position
    * * *
    actitud n attitude

    Spanish-English dictionary > actitud

  • 12 actividad mental

    f.
    mental activity, cerebration.
    * * *
    Ex. Deep meditation can also make us lose all notion of time because our mental activity is situated on the subconscious level.
    * * *

    Ex: Deep meditation can also make us lose all notion of time because our mental activity is situated on the subconscious level.

    Spanish-English dictionary > actividad mental

  • 13 adentrarse

    pron.v.
    to penetrate, to enter, to get inside, to go inside.
    El grupo se internó en la selva The group penetrated into the jungle.
    * * *
    1 (penetrar) to penetrate (en, into), enter deep (en, into)
    2 figurado (profundizar) to go deeply (en, into), study thoroughly (en, -), delve (en, into)
    * * *
    VPR

    adentrarse en — to go into, get inside; (=penetrar) to penetrate into

    * * *
    verbo pronominal

    adentrarse en algoen el mar/túnel to go deep into something; en tema/materia to go into something in more depth

    * * *
    (v.) = tread into
    Ex. This seems to suggest that Schopenhauer may have trodden much further into the mystics' domain than he is willing to admit.
    * * *
    verbo pronominal

    adentrarse en algoen el mar/túnel to go deep into something; en tema/materia to go into something in more depth

    * * *
    (v.) = tread into

    Ex: This seems to suggest that Schopenhauer may have trodden much further into the mystics' domain than he is willing to admit.

    * * *
    adentrarse [A1 ]
    adentrarse EN algo:
    a medida que la carretera se adentra en las montañas as the road goes up into the mountains
    según nos adentrábamos en la selva as we went deeper into the jungle
    nos adentraremos en este tema más tarde we will go into this subject in more depth o in greater detail later
    intentar adentrarse en las profundidades de la mente humana to try to penetrate the recesses of the human mind
    * * *

    adentrarse verbo reflexivo
    1 (internarse en un bosque, etc) to go deep [en, into]
    2 (profundizar en un tema) to go into, to study thoroughly [en, -]
    ' adentrarse' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    internar
    English:
    penetrate
    * * *
    1.
    adentrarse en [jungla, barrio] to go deep into;
    se adentraron en el laberinto they went further o deeper inside the labyrinth
    2.
    adentrarse en [asunto] to study in depth;
    en su estudio intenta adentrarse en la mentalidad del criminal in her study she attempts to get inside the mind of the criminal;
    prefiero no adentrarme en un asunto tan polémico I'd rather not go into such a controversial issue
    * * *
    v/r tb fig
    go deep (en into); en tema go into (in depth)
    * * *
    adentrarse en : to go into, to penetrate

    Spanish-English dictionary > adentrarse

  • 14 adentro

    adv.
    inside.
    quédate adentro y no salgas stay inside o indoors and don't go out
    le clavó el cuchillo muy adentro he plunged the knife deep into her
    mar adentro out to sea
    * * *
    1 inside
    1 inward mind sing
    \
    mar adentro out to sea
    * * *
    adv.
    inside, within
    * * *
    1. ADV
    1) esp LAm = dentro 1)
    2)

    mar adentro — out at sea, out to sea

    ¡adentro! — come in!

    2.
    PREP

    adentro de LAm (=dentro de) inside

    3. SM
    1) Cono Sur indoors, inside the house
    2) pl adentros [de persona] innermost being sing, innermost thoughts
    * * *
    1)
    a) (expresando dirección, movimiento)
    b) (lugar, parte) inside; [European Spanish prefers dentro in many of these examples]

    ¿comemos adentro? — shall we eat indoors o inside?

    ser bien o bueno de adentro — (Chi, Per fam) to be a good sort

    2)

    adentro de — (AmL) in, inside

    adentro del edificioinside o in the building

    adentro de los límites territorialesinside o within our boundaries

    * * *
    ----
    * de mar adentro = offshore.
    * de puertas adentro = back-office.
    * mar adentro = offshore.
    * persona de adentro = insider.
    * visión contada por una persona de adentro = insider's look, insider's perspective.
    * visión de una persona de adentro = insider's look, insider's perspective.
    * * *
    1)
    a) (expresando dirección, movimiento)
    b) (lugar, parte) inside; [European Spanish prefers dentro in many of these examples]

    ¿comemos adentro? — shall we eat indoors o inside?

    ser bien o bueno de adentro — (Chi, Per fam) to be a good sort

    2)

    adentro de — (AmL) in, inside

    adentro del edificioinside o in the building

    adentro de los límites territorialesinside o within our boundaries

    * * *
    * de mar adentro = offshore.
    * de puertas adentro = back-office.
    * mar adentro = offshore.
    * persona de adentro = insider.
    * visión contada por una persona de adentro = insider's look, insider's perspective.
    * visión de una persona de adentro = insider's look, insider's perspective.
    * * *
    A
    1
    (expresando dirección, movimiento): vamos para adentro let's go in o inside
    ven aquí adentro come in here
    mar adentro out to sea
    2 (lugar, parte) inside
    [ European Spanish prefers dentro in many of these examples] ¡qué calor hace aquí adentro! it's so hot in here!
    ¿comemos adentro? shall we eat indoors o inside?
    por adentro es esmaltado it is enameled on the inside
    ser bien de adentro ( Per fam); to be a good sort
    B
    adentro de ( AmL); in, inside
    tenía una piedrita adentro del zapato I had a little stone in my shoe
    una vez adentro del edificio once inside o in the building
    adentro de los límites de nuestras aguas jurisdiccionales inside o within our territorial waters
    * * *

     

    Del verbo adentrarse: ( conjugate adentrarse)

    me adentro es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    se adentró es:

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

    adentro adverbio
    1
    a) (expresando dirección, movimiento):

    vamos para adentro let's go in o inside;

    ven aquí adentro come in here
    b) (lugar, parte) inside;

    European Spanish prefers
    dentro in many of these examples ¡qué calor hace aquí adentro! it's so hot in here!;

    ¿comemos adentro? shall we eat indoors o inside?;
    la parte de adentro the inside
    2
    adentro de (AmL) in, inside

    adentro
    I adv (interior) inside: hace mucho frío, volvamos adentro, it's really cold, let's go inside
    mar adentro, out to sea
    tierra adentro, inland
    II mpl me dije para mis adentros que más me valía no volverle a ver, I thought to myself it would be better for me not to see him again
    ' adentro' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    arrastrar
    - mar
    - puerta
    - tierra
    - dentro
    - hacia
    - patizambo
    - quedar
    - torcido
    English:
    inland
    - inside
    - turn in
    - in
    - indoors
    - inward
    - live
    * * *
    adv
    1. [movimiento] inside;
    pasen adentro come/go inside;
    empújalo hacia adentro push it inside;
    le clavó el cuchillo muy adentro she plunged the knife deep into him
    2. [en el interior]
    la parte de adentro the inside;
    hoy comeremos adentro we'll eat inside o indoors today;
    quédate adentro y no salgas stay inside o indoors and don't go out;
    mar adentro out to sea
    adentro de loc prep
    Am inside;
    adentro del armario inside the cupboard
    * * *
    I adv
    1 inside;
    ¡adentro! get inside!;
    mar adentro out to sea;
    2 L.Am.
    adentro de inside
    II mpl
    :
    * * *
    adentro adv
    : inside, within
    * * *
    adentro adv inside

    Spanish-English dictionary > adentro

  • 15 adinerado

    adj.
    wealthy, rich, well-fixed, well-off.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: adinerarse.
    * * *
    1→ link=adinerarse adinerarse
    1 rich, wealthy
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 rich person
    * * *
    ADJ wealthy, well-off
    * * *
    - da adjetivo wealthy, moneyed
    * * *
    = affluent, monied, well-heeled, well-to-do, moneyed, solvent, wealthy [wealthier -comp., wealthiest -sup.], well-off.
    Ex. It is easy to predict that a majority of either large or affluent libraries in this country will employ some form of catalog under machine control in the foreseeable future.
    Ex. This will shift the dynamics of information flow to policymakers to favour monied special interests, which threatens the democratic process.
    Ex. This class is conservative in politics, aristocratic in social affairs, and characteristically well-bred, well-educated, well-housed, and well-heeled.
    Ex. Librarians deny that only the young and well-to-do use music libraries.
    Ex. It is generally recognized that collecting money from moneyed deadbeats is as much a social problem as street thuggery.
    Ex. Botswana is a stable, well-governed and solvent country but is nevertheless a good example of the deep-seated problems of regulating information transfer.
    Ex. Today's sophisticated media provide clear advantages to wealthy, well-established interest groups.
    Ex. Well-off women are more likely to survive breast cancer than less affluent sufferers, a new study shows.
    * * *
    - da adjetivo wealthy, moneyed
    * * *
    = affluent, monied, well-heeled, well-to-do, moneyed, solvent, wealthy [wealthier -comp., wealthiest -sup.], well-off.

    Ex: It is easy to predict that a majority of either large or affluent libraries in this country will employ some form of catalog under machine control in the foreseeable future.

    Ex: This will shift the dynamics of information flow to policymakers to favour monied special interests, which threatens the democratic process.
    Ex: This class is conservative in politics, aristocratic in social affairs, and characteristically well-bred, well-educated, well-housed, and well-heeled.
    Ex: Librarians deny that only the young and well-to-do use music libraries.
    Ex: It is generally recognized that collecting money from moneyed deadbeats is as much a social problem as street thuggery.
    Ex: Botswana is a stable, well-governed and solvent country but is nevertheless a good example of the deep-seated problems of regulating information transfer.
    Ex: Today's sophisticated media provide clear advantages to wealthy, well-established interest groups.
    Ex: Well-off women are more likely to survive breast cancer than less affluent sufferers, a new study shows.

    * * *
    wealthy, moneyed
    * * *

    adinerado
    ◊ -da adjetivo

    wealthy, moneyed
    adinerado,-a
    I adjetivo wealthy, rich
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino rich person

    ' adinerado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    adinerada
    - desahogada
    - desahogado
    English:
    sugar daddy
    - wealthy
    - well
    * * *
    adinerado, -a adj
    wealthy
    * * *
    adj wealthy
    * * *
    adinerado, -da adj
    : moneyed, wealthy
    * * *
    adinerado adj wealthy [comp. wealthier; superl. wealthiest]

    Spanish-English dictionary > adinerado

  • 16 afectar

    v.
    1 to affect.
    las medidas afectan a los pensionistas the measures affect pensioners
    La conversación afecta sus ideas The conversation affects his ideas.
    2 to upset, to affect badly.
    le afectó mucho la muerte de su hermano his brother's death hit him hard
    3 to damage.
    a esta madera le afecta mucho la humedad this wood is easily damaged by damp
    4 to affect, to feign.
    afectó enfado he feigned o affected anger
    María afecta interés pero no es así Mary feigns interest but it is not so.
    5 to pretend to.
    El chico afecta saber mucho The boy pretends to know a lot.
    * * *
    1 (aparentar) to affect
    2 (impresionar) to move
    3 (dañar) to damage
    4 (concernir) to concern
    1 (impresionarse) to be affected, be moved
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (=repercutir sobre) to affect
    2) (=entristecer) to sadden; (=conmover) to move
    3) frm (=fingir) to affect, feign

    afectar ignoranciato affect o feign ignorance

    4) (Jur) to tie up, encumber
    5) LAm [+ forma] to take, assume
    6) LAm (=destinar) to allocate
    2.
    See:
    * * *
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) ( tener efecto en) to affect
    b) ( afligir) to affect (frml)
    2) ( fingir) <admiración/indiferencia> to affect, feign
    * * *
    = affect, colour [color, -USA], cut into, disturb, hit, impair, mar, plague, take + Posesivo + toll (on), beset (with/by), concern, afflict, disrupt, bias, prejudice, cross over, bedevil, dog, dent, make + a dent in, ail, strike, spill over into, take + a toll on, hobble, cast + an impact.
    Ex. Errors such as indexers assigning unsuitable terms to concepts, or relationships being omitted, will affect precision.
    Ex. Lastly, the style, length and contents of an abstract should and will be coloured by the resources of the abstracting agency.
    Ex. The paperback has cut sharply into fiction circulation, and Ennis is right in questioning this type of library.
    Ex. Transcribe the data as found, however, if case endings are affected, if the grammatical construction of the data would be disturbed, or if one element is inseparably linked to another.
    Ex. Flooding, fire, earthquake, collapsed buildings and landslides are the most frequent kinds of disasters to hit libraries: nearly all will lead to wet books.
    Ex. It is difficult to neglect either entirely, without impairing the effectiveness in fulfilling the other objective.
    Ex. Unfortunately, much of Metcalfe's writing is marred by what appears to be a deep-rooted prejudice against the classified approach, particularly as exemplified by Ranganathan.
    Ex. Title indexes have always been plagued by the absence of terminology control.
    Ex. The pressures which modern society puts on all its members are great and those pressures take their toll.
    Ex. Since 1963 they have produced their own bibliographic listings with various degrees of efficiency and comprehensiveness but usually with the same depressing tardiness in recording new publications which has so beset the UNDEX listings.
    Ex. The first issue concerns the consistent description of subjects.
    Ex. There will also be those who have in fact decided what information they need but are afflicted by the paralysis of 'unverbalised thought'.
    Ex. Essentially, problem patrons can be considered in three groups: (1) the dangerous or apparently dangerous; (2) the patron who disrupts readers; and (3) the nuisance whose focus is the librarian.
    Ex. A sample would be biased if some elements in the population have no chance of selection.
    Ex. The very requirements for success in one area may prejudice success in another.
    Ex. Conversely, indirect costs are those factors that are difficult to assign to individual products because they cross over several products.
    Ex. The article has the title 'Piracy, crooked printers, inflation bedevil Russian publishing'.
    Ex. The title of the article is 'Sweeping away the problems that dog the industry?'.
    Ex. Perhaps by the year 2010 newspaper circulations might be seriously dented by online services.
    Ex. Office automation products and techniques will be able to make a sizeable dent in the growing number of office workers.
    Ex. The federal government has been once again defined as something broken and part of the problem ailing America.
    Ex. The collections of the National Library of the Czech Republic have suffered from the floods that recently struck a large part of the country.
    Ex. The artificiality of institutional concepts has spilled over into the structure of the publishing services on which the user depends for Community information.
    Ex. Agoraphobia can take a toll on sufferers' families as well as the sufferers themselves, as some agoraphobics may become housebound or cling to certain people for safety.
    Ex. With Florida's no-fault auto insurance law set to expire in October, there are fears that that medical services could be hobbled.
    Ex. An interest-rate increase is a weapon to fight inflation which will cast an impact on all industries.
    ----
    * afectar a = cut across, have + impact (on), have + effect on, have + implication for, impinge on/upon, operate on, carry over to.
    * afectar a la eficacia de Algo = prejudice + effectiveness.
    * afectar al mundo = span + the globe.
    * afectar a todo = run through.
    * afectar a todo el país = sweep + the country.
    * afectar a una decisión = colour + decision, affect + decision.
    * afectar completamente = engulf.
    * afectar directamente = cut to + the quick.
    * afectar directamente a = cut to + the heart of.
    * afectar fuertemente = hit + hard.
    * afectar mucho = hit + hard.
    * dificultad + afectar = difficulty + dog.
    * no afectar = be immune against, leave + unaffected.
    * no ser afectado = leave + unaffected.
    * problema + afectar = problem + afflict, problem + plague.
    * problemática que afecta a = issues + surrounding.
    * que afecta a = surrounding.
    * que afecta a toda la sociedad = culture-wide.
    * que afecta a todas las culturas = culture-wide.
    * que afecta a varias edades = cross-age [cross age].
    * que afecta a varias generaciones = cross-generational.
    * ser afectado por = have + a high stake in.
    * sin ser afectado = untouched.
    * verse muy afectado por = have + a high stake in.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) ( tener efecto en) to affect
    b) ( afligir) to affect (frml)
    2) ( fingir) <admiración/indiferencia> to affect, feign
    * * *
    = affect, colour [color, -USA], cut into, disturb, hit, impair, mar, plague, take + Posesivo + toll (on), beset (with/by), concern, afflict, disrupt, bias, prejudice, cross over, bedevil, dog, dent, make + a dent in, ail, strike, spill over into, take + a toll on, hobble, cast + an impact.

    Ex: Errors such as indexers assigning unsuitable terms to concepts, or relationships being omitted, will affect precision.

    Ex: Lastly, the style, length and contents of an abstract should and will be coloured by the resources of the abstracting agency.
    Ex: The paperback has cut sharply into fiction circulation, and Ennis is right in questioning this type of library.
    Ex: Transcribe the data as found, however, if case endings are affected, if the grammatical construction of the data would be disturbed, or if one element is inseparably linked to another.
    Ex: Flooding, fire, earthquake, collapsed buildings and landslides are the most frequent kinds of disasters to hit libraries: nearly all will lead to wet books.
    Ex: It is difficult to neglect either entirely, without impairing the effectiveness in fulfilling the other objective.
    Ex: Unfortunately, much of Metcalfe's writing is marred by what appears to be a deep-rooted prejudice against the classified approach, particularly as exemplified by Ranganathan.
    Ex: Title indexes have always been plagued by the absence of terminology control.
    Ex: The pressures which modern society puts on all its members are great and those pressures take their toll.
    Ex: Since 1963 they have produced their own bibliographic listings with various degrees of efficiency and comprehensiveness but usually with the same depressing tardiness in recording new publications which has so beset the UNDEX listings.
    Ex: The first issue concerns the consistent description of subjects.
    Ex: There will also be those who have in fact decided what information they need but are afflicted by the paralysis of 'unverbalised thought'.
    Ex: Essentially, problem patrons can be considered in three groups: (1) the dangerous or apparently dangerous; (2) the patron who disrupts readers; and (3) the nuisance whose focus is the librarian.
    Ex: A sample would be biased if some elements in the population have no chance of selection.
    Ex: The very requirements for success in one area may prejudice success in another.
    Ex: Conversely, indirect costs are those factors that are difficult to assign to individual products because they cross over several products.
    Ex: The article has the title 'Piracy, crooked printers, inflation bedevil Russian publishing'.
    Ex: The title of the article is 'Sweeping away the problems that dog the industry?'.
    Ex: Perhaps by the year 2010 newspaper circulations might be seriously dented by online services.
    Ex: Office automation products and techniques will be able to make a sizeable dent in the growing number of office workers.
    Ex: The federal government has been once again defined as something broken and part of the problem ailing America.
    Ex: The collections of the National Library of the Czech Republic have suffered from the floods that recently struck a large part of the country.
    Ex: The artificiality of institutional concepts has spilled over into the structure of the publishing services on which the user depends for Community information.
    Ex: Agoraphobia can take a toll on sufferers' families as well as the sufferers themselves, as some agoraphobics may become housebound or cling to certain people for safety.
    Ex: With Florida's no-fault auto insurance law set to expire in October, there are fears that that medical services could be hobbled.
    Ex: An interest-rate increase is a weapon to fight inflation which will cast an impact on all industries.
    * afectar a = cut across, have + impact (on), have + effect on, have + implication for, impinge on/upon, operate on, carry over to.
    * afectar a la eficacia de Algo = prejudice + effectiveness.
    * afectar al mundo = span + the globe.
    * afectar a todo = run through.
    * afectar a todo el país = sweep + the country.
    * afectar a una decisión = colour + decision, affect + decision.
    * afectar completamente = engulf.
    * afectar directamente = cut to + the quick.
    * afectar directamente a = cut to + the heart of.
    * afectar fuertemente = hit + hard.
    * afectar mucho = hit + hard.
    * dificultad + afectar = difficulty + dog.
    * no afectar = be immune against, leave + unaffected.
    * no ser afectado = leave + unaffected.
    * problema + afectar = problem + afflict, problem + plague.
    * problemática que afecta a = issues + surrounding.
    * que afecta a = surrounding.
    * que afecta a toda la sociedad = culture-wide.
    * que afecta a todas las culturas = culture-wide.
    * que afecta a varias edades = cross-age [cross age].
    * que afecta a varias generaciones = cross-generational.
    * ser afectado por = have + a high stake in.
    * sin ser afectado = untouched.
    * verse muy afectado por = have + a high stake in.

    * * *
    afectar [A1 ]
    vt
    A
    1 (tener efecto en) to affect
    la nueva ley no afecta al pequeño empresario the new law doesn't affect the small businessman
    está afectado de una grave enfermedad pulmonar ( frml); he is suffering from a serious lung disease
    la enfermedad le afectó el cerebro the illness affected her brain
    las zonas afectadas por las inundaciones the areas hit o affected by the floods
    2 (afligir) to affect ( frml)
    lo que dijiste lo afectó mucho what you said upset him terribly
    3 ( Der) ‹bienes› to encumber
    B (fingir) ‹admiración/indiferencia› to affect, feign afectar + INF to pretend to + INF
    * * *

     

    afectar ( conjugate afectar) verbo transitivo
    1


    b) ( afligir) to affect (frml);


    2 ( fingir) ‹admiración/indiferencia to affect, feign
    afectar verbo transitivo
    1 (incumbir) to affect: la medida nos afecta a todos, the measure affects us all
    2 (impresionar, entristecer) to affect, sadden: le afectó mucho la muerte de su padre, she was deeply affected by her father's death
    ' afectar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    inmune
    - tocar
    - afligir
    - impresionar
    - repercutir
    - sacudir
    English:
    affect
    - damage
    - get
    - hit
    - tell
    - upset
    - dent
    - difference
    - disrupt
    - impair
    - interfere
    - touch
    - whole
    * * *
    1. [incumbir] to affect;
    las medidas afectan a los pensionistas the measures affect pensioners
    2. [afligir] to upset, to affect badly;
    todo lo afecta he's very sensitive;
    lo afectó mucho la muerte de su hermano his brother's death hit him hard
    3. [producir perjuicios en] to damage;
    la sequía que afectó a la región the drought which hit the region;
    a esta madera le afecta mucho la humedad this wood is easily damaged by damp
    4. [simular] to affect, to feign;
    afectó enfado he feigned o affected anger
    5. RP [destinar, asignar] to assign
    * * *
    v/t
    1 ( producir efecto en) affect
    2 ( conmover) upset, affect
    3 ( fingir) feign
    * * *
    1) : to affect
    2) : to upset
    3) : to feign, to pretend
    * * *
    1. to affect
    2. (conmover) to affect / to upset [pt. & pp. upset]

    Spanish-English dictionary > afectar

  • 17 aferrarse desesperadamente

    (v.) = hang on + for dear life, cling on + for dear life
    Ex. His heart is telling him to hang on for dear life because deep down he knows she's letting go for good this time.
    Ex. Once in the forest they had to cling on for dear life, as the horses swerved between the trees at a fast canter.
    * * *
    (v.) = hang on + for dear life, cling on + for dear life

    Ex: His heart is telling him to hang on for dear life because deep down he knows she's letting go for good this time.

    Ex: Once in the forest they had to cling on for dear life, as the horses swerved between the trees at a fast canter.

    Spanish-English dictionary > aferrarse desesperadamente

  • 18 agarrarse desesperadamente

    (v.) = hang on + for dear life, cling on + for dear life
    Ex. His heart is telling him to hang on for dear life because deep down he knows she's letting go for good this time.
    Ex. Once in the forest they had to cling on for dear life, as the horses swerved between the trees at a fast canter.
    * * *
    (v.) = hang on + for dear life, cling on + for dear life

    Ex: His heart is telling him to hang on for dear life because deep down he knows she's letting go for good this time.

    Ex: Once in the forest they had to cling on for dear life, as the horses swerved between the trees at a fast canter.

    Spanish-English dictionary > agarrarse desesperadamente

  • 19 agradecer

    v.
    1 to thank, to acknowledge, to appreciate, to be grateful for.
    2 to be thankful to, to be thankful for, to be grateful to.
    Agradezco estar en este lugar I am thankful to be in this place.
    3 to thank for.
    Le agradezco su regalo I thank you for your present.
    * * *
    (c changes to zc before a and o)
    Present Indicative
    agradezco, agradeces, agradece, agradecemos, agradecéis, agradecen.
    Present Subjunctive
    Imperative
    agradece (tú), agradezca (él/Vd.), agradezcamos (nos.), agradeced (vos.), agradezcan (ellos/Vds.).
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    1.
    VT (=dar las gracias a) to thank; (=sentirse agradecido) to be grateful for

    se lo agradezco — thank you, I am much obliged to you frm

    un favor que él no agradecería nunca lo bastantea favour o (EEUU) favor he can never thank you enough for

    eso no lo tiene que agradecer a nadie — he has nobody to thank for that, he owes nobody thanks for that

    2.
    See:
    * * *
    verbo transitivo
    a) ( sentir gratitud por) <ayuda/amabilidad> to appreciate, to be grateful for

    le agradecería (que) me llamara — (frml) I would appreciate it if you would call me (frml)

    b) ( dar las gracias por) to thank
    * * *
    = offer + a word of thanks, thank, welcome, extend + Posesivo + thanks, be thankful.
    Ex. In closing, I would like to offer a word of thanks to all the members of the Working Group who contributed so much of their time and effort to the development of this project.
    Ex. In closing, I would like once again to thank all the members of the Working Group who contributed so much of their time and effort to the development of this project.
    Ex. The decision to revert to standard spelling must have been widely welcomed in countries where DC is used but English is not the native language.
    Ex. I would like to extend my thanks to our host who was kind enough to invite me.
    Ex. Looking back from the present days of austerity one must be thankful that the EEC libraries were able to lay the foundations of strong collections in their respective fields.
    ----
    * agradecer sinceramente = pay + Posesivo + deep respects.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo
    a) ( sentir gratitud por) <ayuda/amabilidad> to appreciate, to be grateful for

    le agradecería (que) me llamara — (frml) I would appreciate it if you would call me (frml)

    b) ( dar las gracias por) to thank
    * * *
    = offer + a word of thanks, thank, welcome, extend + Posesivo + thanks, be thankful.

    Ex: In closing, I would like to offer a word of thanks to all the members of the Working Group who contributed so much of their time and effort to the development of this project.

    Ex: In closing, I would like once again to thank all the members of the Working Group who contributed so much of their time and effort to the development of this project.
    Ex: The decision to revert to standard spelling must have been widely welcomed in countries where DC is used but English is not the native language.
    Ex: I would like to extend my thanks to our host who was kind enough to invite me.
    Ex: Looking back from the present days of austerity one must be thankful that the EEC libraries were able to lay the foundations of strong collections in their respective fields.
    * agradecer sinceramente = pay + Posesivo + deep respects.

    * * *
    agradecer [E3 ]
    vt
    1
    (sentir gratitud por): se lo agradezco de veras I'm very grateful to you
    le agradecería me llamara lo antes posible ( frml); I would be grateful o I would appreciate it if you would call me as soon as possible ( frml)
    su ayuda es muy de agradecer your help is most appreciated
    ¡y así es como me agradece! and this is all the thanks I get!
    escribió para agradecerme el regalo he wrote to thank me for the gift
    ni siquiera me lo agradeció she didn't even thank me o say thank you
    practica un deporte, te lo agradecerá el cuerpo take up a sport, you'll feel better for it
    * * *

     

    agradecer ( conjugate agradecer) verbo transitivo

    agradecerle algo a algn to be grateful to sb for sth;


    agradecerle algo a algn to thank sb for sth;
    ¡y así es como me lo agradece! and this is all the thanks I get!

    agradecer verbo transitivo
    1 (dar las gracias a alguien) to thank for: les agradezco su presencia, (I) thank you for being here
    os lo agradezco mucho, thank you very much
    2 (estar agradecido) to be grateful [a, to] [por, for]: te agradezco tu apoyo, I'm grateful for your support
    se lo agradeceré siempre, I'll always be grateful to her ➣ Ver nota en appreciate 3 (impers) siempre se agradece una sonrisa, a smile is always welcome
    ' agradecer' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    agradezca
    English:
    acknowledge
    - appreciate
    - warmly
    * * *
    1. [sujeto: persona]
    agradecer algo a alguien [dar las gracias] to thank sb for sth;
    [estar agradecido] to be grateful to sb for sth;
    quisiera agradecerles su presencia aquí I would like to thank you for coming o being here;
    te lo agradezco mucho I'm very grateful to you;
    le agradezco su interés thank you for your interest;
    te agradecería que te callaras I'd be grateful o I'd appreciate it if you'd shut up
    2. [sujeto: cosa]
    esa pared agradecería una mano de pintura that wall could do with a lick of paint;
    el campo agradecerá las lluvias the rain will be good for the countryside
    * * *
    v/t
    :
    agradecer algo a alguien thank s.o. for sth;
    te lo agradezco I appreciate it;
    se agradece como respuesta I really appreciate it
    * * *
    agradecer {53} vt
    1) : to be grateful for
    2) : to thank
    * * *

    Spanish-English dictionary > agradecer

  • 20 agradecer sinceramente

    (v.) = pay + Posesivo + deep respects
    Ex. I am honored to have been invited to share in this most important occasion and to have the opportunity to pay my deep respects to your head of department.
    * * *
    (v.) = pay + Posesivo + deep respects

    Ex: I am honored to have been invited to share in this most important occasion and to have the opportunity to pay my deep respects to your head of department.

    Spanish-English dictionary > agradecer sinceramente

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