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  • 1 BEDIS (Comité de Normas de Intercambio de Información Electrónica del Comercio del Libro)

    Ex. This article discusses events which led to the setting up by the MARC Users Group in 1987 of the Book Trade Electronic Data Interchange Standards Committee (BEDIS), membership of which was drawn from public and academic libraries, library suppliers, booksellers, publishers, service suppliers, and systems suppliers.

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  • 2 Escandinavia

    f.
    Scandinavia.
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    1 Scandinavia
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    femenino Scandinavia
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    Ex. Here, too, came succeeding armies of immigrants -- from Scandinavia, Poland, Germany, Italy, Russia, the Netherlands -- drawn by the promise of a better life.
    * * *
    femenino Scandinavia
    * * *

    Ex: Here, too, came succeeding armies of immigrants -- from Scandinavia, Poland, Germany, Italy, Russia, the Netherlands -- drawn by the promise of a better life.

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    Scandinavia
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    Escandinavia sustantivo femenino
    Scandinavia
    ' Escandinavia' also found in these entries:
    English:
    Scandanavia
    - Scandinavia
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    Scandinavia
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    f Scandinavia

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  • 3 Países Bajos, los

    = Netherlands, the, Low Countries, the
    Ex. Here, too, came succeeding armies of immigrants -- from Scandinavia, Poland, Germany, Italy, Russia, the Netherlands -- drawn by the promise of a better life.
    Ex. Vervliet's involvement with books began with his appointment in 1949 as keeper at the Plantin Moretus Museum in Antwerp, where he acquired a wide knowledge of the history of printing in the Low Countries.

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  • 4 Polonia

    f.
    Poland.
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    1 Poland
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    noun f.
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    * * *
    femenino Poland
    * * *
    = Poland.
    Ex. Here, too, came succeeding armies of immigrants -- from Scandinavia, Poland, Germany, Italy, Russia, the Netherlands -- drawn by the promise of a better life.
    * * *
    femenino Poland
    * * *

    Ex: Here, too, came succeeding armies of immigrants -- from Scandinavia, Poland, Germany, Italy, Russia, the Netherlands -- drawn by the promise of a better life.

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    Poland
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    Polonia sustantivo femenino
    Poland
    Polonia sustantivo femenino Poland
    ' Polonia' also found in these entries:
    English:
    Poland
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    Poland
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    f Poland

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  • 5 Zaragoza

    f.
    Saragossa, Zaragoza.
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    1 Saragossa
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    femenino Saragossa
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    Ex. The participants in the Saragossa Conference adopted the Manifesto drawn by the European Forum for Urban Safety.
    * * *
    femenino Saragossa
    * * *

    Ex: The participants in the Saragossa Conference adopted the Manifesto drawn by the European Forum for Urban Safety.

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    Saragossa
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    Zaragoza sustantivo femenino
    Saragossa
    Zaragoza f Geog Saragossa
    ' Zaragoza' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    portar
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    Saragossa, Zaragoza
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    f Saragossa

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  • 6 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
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    A
    1 ( Alteza) Highness; (abreviatura) H
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    A
    1 ( autopista) motorway; (abreviatura) M
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    A
    1 ( amperio) ampere, amp; (símbolo) A
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    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.
    ----
    * 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

  • 7 a escala

    Ex. The researcher takes a drawn-to-scale map of an environment and then notes behavior as it occurs in its true location on the map = El investigador utiliza un mapa a escala de un lugar y observa y anota el comportamiento tal como ocurre en su localización en el mapa.
    * * *

    Ex: The researcher takes a drawn-to-scale map of an environment and then notes behavior as it occurs in its true location on the map = El investigador utiliza un mapa a escala de un lugar y observa y anota el comportamiento tal como ocurre en su localización en el mapa.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a escala

  • 8 a la inversa

    (al contrario) on the contrary 2 (en el otro sentido) the other way round
    * * *
    = mirror-fashion, mirror image, in reverse
    Ex. The composing stick contained a line of type which read (from his point of view) from left to right but of which the letters were upside down and mirror-fashion.
    Ex. Since the dandy roll worked on the right side, its watermark pattern was fashioned as a mirror image of what was to be seen in the finished paper.
    Ex. The design for a woodcut, which was probably the work of a specialist other than the back cutter, was either drawn in reverse directly on to the block, or traced on to it from paper.
    * * *
    = mirror-fashion, mirror image, in reverse

    Ex: The composing stick contained a line of type which read (from his point of view) from left to right but of which the letters were upside down and mirror-fashion.

    Ex: Since the dandy roll worked on the right side, its watermark pattern was fashioned as a mirror image of what was to be seen in the finished paper.
    Ex: The design for a woodcut, which was probably the work of a specialist other than the back cutter, was either drawn in reverse directly on to the block, or traced on to it from paper.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a la inversa

  • 9 acontecimiento

    m.
    event.
    esto es todo un acontecimiento this is quite an event o occasion!
    * * *
    1 event, happening
    * * *
    noun m.
    * * *
    * * *
    masculino event

    adelantarse or anticiparse a los acontecimientos — to jump the gun

    * * *
    = event, move, scene, happening, occasion.
    Ex. The concept of corporate body includes named occasional groups and events, such as meetings, conferences, congresses, expeditions, exhibitions, festivals, and fairs.
    Ex. This move has probably affirmed the future of DC.
    Ex. Scenes that include conflict, emotions, prejudices, misunderstandings, and unreasonableness but also kindliness, humor, friendliness, and goodwill are acted out daily in different kinds of libraries.
    Ex. These cases are drawn from actual happenings.
    Ex. Children must be involved in important school occasions like school play performances, orchestral and choir concerts.
    ----
    * acontecimiento deportivo = sporting event, sport event.
    * acontecimiento especial = festive occasion.
    * acontecimiento futuro = futuristic.
    * acontecimiento histórico = historical event.
    * acontecimiento importante = milestone, red carpet event.
    * acontecimiento próximo = coming event.
    * acontecimientos + desarrollarse = events + unfold.
    * acontecimientos locales = local events.
    * acontecimiento social = community event, social event, social.
    * acontecimiento + tener lugar = occurrence + take place.
    * adelantarse a los acontecimientos = ahead of the curve, jump + the gun.
    * celebrar un acontecimiento = hold + event.
    * con muchos acontecimientos = event-filled.
    * durante el transcurso de los acontecimientos = in the course of events, during the course of events.
    * en el curso normal de los acontecimientos = in the normal run of events, in the normal run of things.
    * lleno de acontecimientos = eventful, event-filled.
    * los acontecimientos = the rush of events, the course of events.
    * sin acontecimientos que destacar = uneventful.
    * * *
    masculino event

    adelantarse or anticiparse a los acontecimientos — to jump the gun

    * * *
    = event, move, scene, happening, occasion.

    Ex: The concept of corporate body includes named occasional groups and events, such as meetings, conferences, congresses, expeditions, exhibitions, festivals, and fairs.

    Ex: This move has probably affirmed the future of DC.
    Ex: Scenes that include conflict, emotions, prejudices, misunderstandings, and unreasonableness but also kindliness, humor, friendliness, and goodwill are acted out daily in different kinds of libraries.
    Ex: These cases are drawn from actual happenings.
    Ex: Children must be involved in important school occasions like school play performances, orchestral and choir concerts.
    * acontecimiento deportivo = sporting event, sport event.
    * acontecimiento especial = festive occasion.
    * acontecimiento futuro = futuristic.
    * acontecimiento histórico = historical event.
    * acontecimiento importante = milestone, red carpet event.
    * acontecimiento próximo = coming event.
    * acontecimientos + desarrollarse = events + unfold.
    * acontecimientos locales = local events.
    * acontecimiento social = community event, social event, social.
    * acontecimiento + tener lugar = occurrence + take place.
    * adelantarse a los acontecimientos = ahead of the curve, jump + the gun.
    * celebrar un acontecimiento = hold + event.
    * con muchos acontecimientos = event-filled.
    * durante el transcurso de los acontecimientos = in the course of events, during the course of events.
    * en el curso normal de los acontecimientos = in the normal run of events, in the normal run of things.
    * lleno de acontecimientos = eventful, event-filled.
    * los acontecimientos = the rush of events, the course of events.
    * sin acontecimientos que destacar = uneventful.

    * * *
    event
    dieron una fiesta para celebrar el acontecimiento they gave a party to celebrate the occasion o event
    fue todo un acontecimiento it was quite an event
    no te adelantes or anticipes a los acontecimientos don't get ahead of yourself
    * * *

     

    acontecimiento sustantivo masculino
    event;

    acontecimiento sustantivo masculino event

    ' acontecimiento' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    afortunada
    - afortunado
    - conmemorativa
    - conmemorativo
    - contingente
    - desenvolverse
    - fastuosa
    - fastuoso
    - hecha
    - hecho
    - llegar
    - precipitar
    - saludar
    - sangrienta
    - sangriento
    - sede
    - señalada
    - señalado
    - solemne
    - aguardar
    - esperado
    - esperar
    - importante
    - inflar
    - prever
    - reciente
    - suceso
    - transcurrir
    English:
    affair
    - event
    - extraordinary
    - forthcoming
    - happening
    - happy
    - highlight
    - homecoming
    - intervene
    - merciful
    - momentous
    - occasion
    - occurrence
    - oncoming
    - one-off
    - pass off
    - regular
    - see
    - sequel
    - sickening
    - turn-up
    - unfortunate
    - unpredictable
    - wreck
    - development
    * * *
    event;
    esto es todo un acontecimiento this is quite an event!;
    adelantarse a los acontecimientos [precipitarse] to jump the gun;
    [prevenir] to take pre-emptive measures
    * * *
    m event
    * * *
    suceso: event
    * * *

    Spanish-English dictionary > acontecimiento

  • 10 agente neutralizador

    Ex. In the diethyl zinc process damp is drawn from paper and a neutralising agent applied.
    * * *

    Ex: In the diethyl zinc process damp is drawn from paper and a neutralising agent applied.

    Spanish-English dictionary > agente neutralizador

  • 11 al + Infinitivo

    = in + Gerundio, on + Gerundio, when + Gerundio, while + Gerundio, on + Nombre, upon + Gerundio, as + Nombre + Verbo, as + Sujeto + Verbo
    Ex. In considering the headings to be chosen for government agencies it is as well to start by considering the headings for governments.
    Ex. On searching the catalogue for information on classification, this document will be indicated as relevant.
    Ex. Thus the name of a conference may be used either as a main or an added entry when cataloguing conference proceedings.
    Ex. A basic understanding in the concept of these libraries was the desire to confront the user with shelved books on entering and while moving through the building.
    Ex. On examination, we find that each thesaurus contains an alphabetic list combined with a classified display, and each has a very detailed network of semantic cross-references.
    Ex. Article 17 reads: 'Persons entitled to the privileges of the Library shall, upon request, open their parcels for inspection upon leaving the Library'.
    Ex. The urgency of his supplication was mirrored in the tense whiteness of his knuckles as he clasped his hands tightly in front of him.
    Ex. I am aware as I begin this plenary paper that members of the library profession that are drawn to this presentation are most likely interested in the issues for managing indigenous information.
    * * *
    = in + Gerundio, on + Gerundio, when + Gerundio, while + Gerundio, on + Nombre, upon + Gerundio, as + Nombre + Verbo, as + Sujeto + Verbo

    Ex: In considering the headings to be chosen for government agencies it is as well to start by considering the headings for governments.

    Ex: On searching the catalogue for information on classification, this document will be indicated as relevant.
    Ex: Thus the name of a conference may be used either as a main or an added entry when cataloguing conference proceedings.
    Ex: A basic understanding in the concept of these libraries was the desire to confront the user with shelved books on entering and while moving through the building.
    Ex: On examination, we find that each thesaurus contains an alphabetic list combined with a classified display, and each has a very detailed network of semantic cross-references.
    Ex: Article 17 reads: 'Persons entitled to the privileges of the Library shall, upon request, open their parcels for inspection upon leaving the Library'.
    Ex: The urgency of his supplication was mirrored in the tense whiteness of his knuckles as he clasped his hands tightly in front of him.
    Ex: I am aware as I begin this plenary paper that members of the library profession that are drawn to this presentation are most likely interested in the issues for managing indigenous information.

    Spanish-English dictionary > al + Infinitivo

  • 12 al revés

    adj.
    upside-down.
    adv.
    the other way around, the other way round.
    * * *
    the other way, inside out, upside down
    * * *
    = vice versa, in reverse, mirror-fashion, wrong way round, the, inside-out
    Ex. Thus we all agree that one component of a building is a roof (and not vice versa!), and that chemistry is a branch of science.
    Ex. The design for a woodcut, which was probably the work of a specialist other than the back cutter, was either drawn in reverse directly on to the block, or traced on to it from paper.
    Ex. The composing stick contained a line of type which read (from his point of view) from left to right but of which the letters were upside down and mirror-fashion.
    Ex. A blemish which looks like wrong imposition, but is not, occurred when the second forme of a sheet was laid on the press the wrong way round.
    Ex. The article is entitled ' Inside-out: The shape of New Library'.
    * * *
    = vice versa, in reverse, mirror-fashion, wrong way round, the, inside-out

    Ex: Thus we all agree that one component of a building is a roof (and not vice versa!), and that chemistry is a branch of science.

    Ex: The design for a woodcut, which was probably the work of a specialist other than the back cutter, was either drawn in reverse directly on to the block, or traced on to it from paper.
    Ex: The composing stick contained a line of type which read (from his point of view) from left to right but of which the letters were upside down and mirror-fashion.
    Ex: A blemish which looks like wrong imposition, but is not, occurred when the second forme of a sheet was laid on the press the wrong way round.
    Ex: The article is entitled ' Inside-out: The shape of New Library'.

    Spanish-English dictionary > al revés

  • 13 alumbre

    m.
    alum, a mineral salt.
    Alumbre sucarino or zucarino alum and the white of an egg formed into a paste: alum-whey
    pres.subj.
    3rd person singular (él/ella/ello) Present Subjunctive of Spanish verb: alumbrar.
    * * *
    1 alum
    * * *
    SM alum
    * * *
    masculino alum
    * * *
    = alum.
    Ex. Test for alum with a spot of aluminon solution (1 gm. aluminon in 1,000 ml. distilled water).
    ----
    * cola de alumbre = alum sizing.
    * encolado con alumbre = alum-sized.
    * * *
    masculino alum
    * * *
    = alum.

    Ex: Test for alum with a spot of aluminon solution (1 gm. aluminon in 1,000 ml. distilled water).

    * cola de alumbre = alum sizing.
    * encolado con alumbre = alum-sized.

    * * *
    alum
    * * *
    alum
    * * *
    : alum

    Spanish-English dictionary > alumbre

  • 14 ampliar el interés

    (v.) = broaden + interest
    Ex. Readers are given the opportunity to broaden and deepen interest, through having their attention drawn to books that have formed the basis of radio or television broadcasts.
    * * *
    (v.) = broaden + interest

    Ex: Readers are given the opportunity to broaden and deepen interest, through having their attention drawn to books that have formed the basis of radio or television broadcasts.

    Spanish-English dictionary > ampliar el interés

  • 15 antojo

    m.
    1 whim (capricho).
    a mi/tu antojo my/your (own) way
    2 birthmark.
    3 strawberry mark, small reddish birthmark.
    * * *
    1 (capricho) whim, fancy; (de embarazada) craving
    2 (en la piel) birthmark
    \
    a su (mi, tu, etc) antojo arbitrarily
    * * *
    SM
    1) (=capricho) whim

    ¿cuál es su antojo? — what's your idea?

    2) [de embarazada] craving
    3) (Anat) birthmark
    * * *
    a) ( capricho) whim
    b) ( de embarazada) craving
    c) ( en la piel) birthmark
    * * *
    = whim, craving.
    Ex. If terms are drawn from a controlled vocabulary, the selection of index headings no longer depends entirely upon the whim of the author in framing a title.
    Ex. The craving for data to document the status and excellence of library service is very real.
    ----
    * andar al antojo de Uno = roam + freely.
    * tener antojo de = crave, crave for.
    * * *
    a) ( capricho) whim
    b) ( de embarazada) craving
    c) ( en la piel) birthmark
    * * *
    = whim, craving.

    Ex: If terms are drawn from a controlled vocabulary, the selection of index headings no longer depends entirely upon the whim of the author in framing a title.

    Ex: The craving for data to document the status and excellence of library service is very real.
    * andar al antojo de Uno = roam + freely.
    * tener antojo de = crave, crave for.

    * * *
    1 (capricho) whim
    tiene que hacerlo todo a su antojo she has to do everything her own way
    maneja al marido a su antojo she can twist her husband around her little finger
    2 (de embarazada) craving
    le dio el antojo de comer natillas she had a craving for custard
    3 ( fam) (en la piel) birthmark
    * * *

     

    antojo sustantivo masculino
    a) ( capricho) whim;


    maneja al marido a su antojo she has her husband twisted around her little finger


    antojo sustantivo masculino
    1 (capricho) whim, caprice
    (de embarazada) craving
    2 (marca de nacimiento en la piel) birthmark
    3 (criterio, gusto) a mi/tu/su antojo, in one's own way, as one pleases
    ' antojo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    antojarse
    - arramblar
    - capricho
    English:
    birthmark
    - craving
    - fancy
    - whim
    - birth
    - free
    * * *
    antojo nm
    1. [capricho] whim;
    a mi/tu antojo: entraba y salía de la casa a su antojo she went in and out of the house just as she pleased;
    maneja a la gente a su antojo she can twist people round her little finger
    2. [de embarazada] craving;
    tiene el antojo de comer fresas she has a craving for strawberries
    3. [lunar] birthmark
    * * *
    m whim; de embarazada craving;
    a mi antojo as I please
    * * *
    antojo nm
    1) capricho: whim
    2) : craving

    Spanish-English dictionary > antojo

  • 16 apatía

    f.
    1 apathy, disinterest, laziness, indifference.
    2 apathy, lack of feeling or emotion, indifference, acedia.
    * * *
    1 apathy
    * * *
    SF (=abulia) apathy; (Med) listlessness
    * * *
    femenino apathy
    * * *
    = burnout [burn-out], apathy, plateauing, impassivity, indolence, lassitude.
    Ex. Burnout is a growing phenomenon among librarians and other human service professionals = La apatía es un fenómeno que se da cada vez con más frecuencia entre los bibliotecarios y otros profesionales dedicados a prestar un servicio a la población.
    Ex. Such power groups subsume the individual will as never before, and generate feelings of bewilderment, apathy, violence, alienation.
    Ex. Plateauing is reaching a stage in work or life where there is no more growth or movement and it can destroy motivation, allegiance, commitment, and productivity.
    Ex. The most significant conclusion drawn was the librarian's impassivity in their day to day interactions with users.
    Ex. Sunday remains a 'people's day,' a consensus of indolence = El domingo sigue siendo el 'día de la gente', donde predomina la indolencia.
    Ex. His lassitude does not appear to emanate from laziness, but rather from the stirrings of nihilistic restlessness.
    ----
    * apatía emocional = emotional burnout, emotional exhaustion.
    * con apatía = listlessly.
    * * *
    femenino apathy
    * * *
    = burnout [burn-out], apathy, plateauing, impassivity, indolence, lassitude.

    Ex: Burnout is a growing phenomenon among librarians and other human service professionals = La apatía es un fenómeno que se da cada vez con más frecuencia entre los bibliotecarios y otros profesionales dedicados a prestar un servicio a la población.

    Ex: Such power groups subsume the individual will as never before, and generate feelings of bewilderment, apathy, violence, alienation.
    Ex: Plateauing is reaching a stage in work or life where there is no more growth or movement and it can destroy motivation, allegiance, commitment, and productivity.
    Ex: The most significant conclusion drawn was the librarian's impassivity in their day to day interactions with users.
    Ex: Sunday remains a 'people's day,' a consensus of indolence = El domingo sigue siendo el 'día de la gente', donde predomina la indolencia.
    Ex: His lassitude does not appear to emanate from laziness, but rather from the stirrings of nihilistic restlessness.
    * apatía emocional = emotional burnout, emotional exhaustion.
    * con apatía = listlessly.

    * * *
    apathy
    * * *

    apatía sustantivo femenino
    apathy
    apatía sustantivo femenino apathy
    ' apatía' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    atonía
    - desidia
    - inercia
    English:
    apathy
    * * *
    apathy;
    con apatía apathetically
    * * *
    f apathy
    * * *
    : apathy

    Spanish-English dictionary > apatía

  • 17 arrastrar

    v.
    1 to drag (objeto, pies) (gen) & (computing).
    el viento arrastró las hojas the wind blew the leaves along
    El tractor arrastró el leño hacia abajo The tractor dragged the log down.
    2 to win over, to sway.
    arrastrar a alguien a algo/a hacer algo to lead somebody into something/to do something
    dejarse arrastrar por algo/alguien to allow oneself to be swayed by something/somebody
    3 to drag along the ground (rozar el suelo).
    te arrastra el vestido your dress is dragging on the ground
    El perrito arrastraba a su dueño The puppy dragged along his owner.
    4 to carry along, to suffer, to drag.
    El tractor arrastró el leño hacia abajo The tractor dragged the log down.
    Él arrastra su culpa todo el tiempo He drags along his guilt feelings always
    5 to bring along, to bring about.
    La acciones arrastran consecuencias Actions carry along consequences.
    6 to entrain.
    La reacción arrastró las partículas The reaction entrained the particles.
    7 to drag-and-drop.
    * * *
    1 (gen) to drag, pull
    2 (corriente, aire) to sweep along
    3 figurado to sway, win over, draw
    4 (traer como consecuencia) to cause, bring, lead to
    5 (tener) to have
    1 to drag, trail
    1 to drag oneself, crawl
    2 figurado (humillarse) to creep, crawl
    * * *
    verb
    1) to drag, pull
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) [+ objeto pesado] to drag; [+ carro] to pull; [+ caravana] to tow; [+ vestido, capa] to trail (along the ground)

    arrastrar los pies — to drag one's feet, shuffle along

    2) (=transportar) [río, viento] to sweep away o along
    3) (=atraer) to draw, attract
    4) (=soportar)
    5) (=provocar) [+ dificultad, problema] to bring with it
    6) (Bridge) [+ triunfos] to draw
    2. VI
    1) [vestido, capa] to trail (along the ground), drag
    2) (Bot) to trail
    3.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) ( por el suelo) to drag
    b) <remolque/caravana> to tow
    2)
    a) <problema/enfermedad>
    b) ( atraer) to draw
    3) ( en naipes) to draw
    2.
    1) mantel/cortina to trail along the ground
    2) ( en naipes) to draw trumps (o spades etc)
    3.
    arrastrarse v pron
    1) ( por el suelo) persona to crawl; culebra to slither
    2) ( humillarse) to grovel, crawl
    * * *
    = haul, lug off, sweep along, tow, drag, sweep + Nombre + away, lug.
    Ex. However, he would prefer a binding that will stand up to being stuffed into after-hours book drops and being hauled from one library to another.
    Ex. The whole affair, assembled and compressed, could be lugged off in a moving van.
    Ex. What has happened is that yet another institution has so overlapped with our own that we are being swept along on the tide of the technological revolution.
    Ex. 'Sit down please,' he bade her and she towed a chair over to his desk.
    Ex. Users can either select a pull-down menu and enter search terms in a text box or highlight and drag text into the search box from other applications including electronic mail.
    Ex. The stream suddenly swept him away, and it was only by a stroke of luck that they found him.
    Ex. He had a tough time lugging his lumpy, oversized travelbag onto the plane and stuffing it in the overhead bin.
    ----
    * agua + arrastrar = wash away.
    * arrastrando los pies = shuffling.
    * arrastrar al mar = wash out to + sea.
    * arrastrar los pies = drag + Posesivo + feet, drag + Posesivo + heels.
    * arrastrarse = crawl.
    * arrastrar y pegar = drag and drop.
    * corriente + arrastrar = wash up.
    * dejarse arrastrar = go with + the flow, go along with + the flow.
    * dejarse arrastrar por la corriente = go with + the flow, go along with + the flow.
    * introducir arrastrando = haul in.
    * sacar arrastrando = haul out.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) ( por el suelo) to drag
    b) <remolque/caravana> to tow
    2)
    a) <problema/enfermedad>
    b) ( atraer) to draw
    3) ( en naipes) to draw
    2.
    1) mantel/cortina to trail along the ground
    2) ( en naipes) to draw trumps (o spades etc)
    3.
    arrastrarse v pron
    1) ( por el suelo) persona to crawl; culebra to slither
    2) ( humillarse) to grovel, crawl
    * * *
    = haul, lug off, sweep along, tow, drag, sweep + Nombre + away, lug.

    Ex: However, he would prefer a binding that will stand up to being stuffed into after-hours book drops and being hauled from one library to another.

    Ex: The whole affair, assembled and compressed, could be lugged off in a moving van.
    Ex: What has happened is that yet another institution has so overlapped with our own that we are being swept along on the tide of the technological revolution.
    Ex: 'Sit down please,' he bade her and she towed a chair over to his desk.
    Ex: Users can either select a pull-down menu and enter search terms in a text box or highlight and drag text into the search box from other applications including electronic mail.
    Ex: The stream suddenly swept him away, and it was only by a stroke of luck that they found him.
    Ex: He had a tough time lugging his lumpy, oversized travelbag onto the plane and stuffing it in the overhead bin.
    * agua + arrastrar = wash away.
    * arrastrando los pies = shuffling.
    * arrastrar al mar = wash out to + sea.
    * arrastrar los pies = drag + Posesivo + feet, drag + Posesivo + heels.
    * arrastrarse = crawl.
    * arrastrar y pegar = drag and drop.
    * corriente + arrastrar = wash up.
    * dejarse arrastrar = go with + the flow, go along with + the flow.
    * dejarse arrastrar por la corriente = go with + the flow, go along with + the flow.
    * introducir arrastrando = haul in.
    * sacar arrastrando = haul out.

    * * *
    arrastrar [A1 ]
    vt
    A
    1 (por el suelo) to drag
    caminaba arrastrando los pies she dragged her feet as she walked
    vas a ir aunque te tenga que arrastrar you are going even if I have to drag you there
    2 ‹remolque/caravana› to tow
    3
    (llevar consigo): el río arrastraba piedras y ramas stones and branches were being swept along by the river
    la corriente lo arrastraba mar adentro the current was carrying him out to sea
    4 ‹sector/mercado› to drag down
    al desplomarse en la Bolsa arrastró a todo el sector when its stock price collapsed, it dragged down the whole sector
    no hay que dejarse arrastrar por el pesimismo there's no need to give way to pessimism
    B
    1
    ‹problema/enfermedad› viene arrastrando esa tos desde el invierno that cough of hers has been dragging on since the winter, she's had that cough since the winter and she just can't shake it off
    arrastraron esa deuda muchos años they had that debt hanging over them for many years
    2 (atraer) to draw
    está arrastrando mucho público it is drawing big crowds
    se dejan arrastrar por la moda they are slaves to fashion
    arrastrar a algn A algo:
    las malas compañías lo arrastraron a la delincuencia he was led o drawn into crime by the bad company he kept
    la miseria lo arrastró a robar poverty drove him to steal
    3 ( fam) ( Elec) to use
    arrastra mucha corriente it uses a lot of power
    4 ( Inf) to drag
    arrastrar y soltar to drag and drop
    C (en naipes) to draw
    ■ arrastrar
    vi
    A «mantel/cortina» to trail along the ground
    la gabardina le arrastraba the raincoat was so long on him that it trailed along the ground
    B (en naipes) to draw trumps ( o spades etc)
    A (por el suelo) «persona» to crawl; «culebra» to slither
    llegué arrastrándome de cansancio I could hardly put one foot in front of the other by the time I got there
    se arrastró hasta el teléfono she dragged herself o crawled to the telephone
    B (humillarse) to grovel, crawl
    * * *

     

    arrastrar ( conjugate arrastrar) verbo transitivo
    1

    b)remolque/caravana to tow



    la corriente lo arrastraba mar adentro the current was carrying him out to sea
    2
    a)problema/enfermedad›:


    vienen arrastrando el problema desde hace años they've been dragging out the problem for years


    verbo intransitivo [mantel/cortina] to trail along the ground
    arrastrarse verbo pronominal

    [ culebra] to slither

    arrastrar verbo transitivo to pull (along), drag (along): la corriente lo arrastró mar adentro, he was swept out to sea by the current
    ' arrastrar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    grúa
    - seducir
    - barrer
    English:
    carry along
    - drag
    - draw
    - haul
    - lug
    - pull
    - pull along
    - shuffle
    - slur
    - sweep
    - trail
    - tug
    - wash
    - suck
    * * *
    vt
    1. [objeto, persona] to drag;
    [carro, vagón] to pull; [remolque] to tow;
    el viento arrastró las hojas the wind blew the leaves along;
    Fig
    el presidente arrastró en su caída a varios ministros the president took several ministers down with him;
    la caída de la Bolsa neoyorquina arrastró al resto de mercados the crash on the New York stock exchange pulled the other markets down with it;
    arrastrar los pies to drag one's feet;
    RP Fam
    arrastrar el ala a alguien to set one's cap at sb
    2. Informát to drag;
    arrastrar y soltar to drag and drop
    3. [convencer] to win over, to sway;
    arrastrar a alguien a algo/a hacer algo to lead sb into sth/to do sth;
    dejarse arrastrar por algo/alguien to allow oneself to be swayed by sth/sb
    4. [producir] to bring;
    la guerra arrastra ya 3.000 muertos the war has already claimed 3,000 lives
    5. [atraer] to pull in;
    un cantante que arrastra muchos seguidores a singer who pulls in large crowds
    6. [soportar]
    arrastra una vida miserable she leads a miserable life;
    arrastra muchas deudas/muchos problemas he has a lot of debts/problems hanging over him;
    arrastra esa dolencia desde hace varios años she has been suffering from this complaint for several years
    7. [al hablar] to draw out;
    arrastra las erres he rolls his r's
    vi
    1. [rozar el suelo] to drag along the ground;
    te arrastra el vestido your dress is dragging on the ground;
    estas cortinas arrastran these curtains are touching the floor
    2. [en juegos de cartas]
    arrastrar con tréboles to lead with a club
    * * *
    I v/t
    1 por el suelo, INFOR drag ( por along)
    2 ( llevarse) carry away
    II v/i
    1 por el suelo trail on the ground
    2 en juegos de cartas draw trumps
    * * *
    1) : to drag, to tow
    2) : to draw, to attract
    : to hang down, to trail
    * * *
    1. (llevar por el suelo) to drag [pt. & pp. dragged]
    2. (soportar) to have
    3. (rozar el suelo) to trail on the floor

    Spanish-English dictionary > arrastrar

  • 18 artículo de investigación

    (n.) = research paper, research article, research contribution
    Ex. The abstracts of research papers will typically have each of the following: the purpose and scope of the investigation; the methodology employed; the results obtained; the conclusions drawn; incidental findings.
    Ex. They also keep a range of abstracts and indexes that give sources of information concerning research articles.
    Ex. The author analyzes the patterns of research contributions in the field of hydrometallurgy.
    * * *
    (n.) = research paper, research article, research contribution

    Ex: The abstracts of research papers will typically have each of the following: the purpose and scope of the investigation; the methodology employed; the results obtained; the conclusions drawn; incidental findings.

    Ex: They also keep a range of abstracts and indexes that give sources of information concerning research articles.
    Ex: The author analyzes the patterns of research contributions in the field of hydrometallurgy.

    Spanish-English dictionary > artículo de investigación

  • 19 aseguradora

    f.
    1 insurance company.
    2 carrier.
    * * *
    1. f., (m. - asegurador) 2. noun m.
    * * *
    * * *
    Ex. The author describes the achievements of one of the top eight US insurance companies drawn from adopting an imaging system.
    ----
    * compañía aseguradora de vida = life-insurance company.
    * * *

    Ex: The author describes the achievements of one of the top eight US insurance companies drawn from adopting an imaging system.

    * compañía aseguradora de vida = life-insurance company.

    * * *

    asegurador,-ora
    I adjetivo insurance
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino insurer
    ' aseguradora' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    asegurador
    * * *
    [compañía] insurance company
    * * *
    f
    1 insurance company
    2 persona insurer
    * * *
    : insurance company

    Spanish-English dictionary > aseguradora

  • 20 aspecto

    m.
    1 appearance (apariencia).
    tenía aspecto de vagabundo he looked like a tramp
    2 aspect (faceta).
    bajo este aspecto from this angle
    en todos los aspectos in every respect
    3 point of view, side.
    * * *
    1 (faceta) aspect, side, angle
    en el aspecto político from a political point of view, politically
    2 (apariencia) look, appearance
    ¿qué aspecto tenía? what did he look like?
    \
    en el aspecto de que in the sense that, in that
    * * *
    noun m.
    2) look
    * * *
    SM
    1) (=apariencia) look

    no lo conozco, pero no me gusta su aspecto — I don't know him, but I don't like the look of him

    un señor con aspecto de ejecutivo — a man who looks/looked like an executive

    ¿qué aspecto tenía? — what did he look like?

    tener buen aspecto — to look well

    tener mal aspecto, Juan tiene muy mal aspecto — Juan isn't looking good o well at all

    2) (=punto) aspect
    3) (Geog) aspect
    4) (Arquit) aspect
    5) (Ling) aspect
    6)

    al primer aspecto at first sight

    * * *
    1)
    a) (de persona, lugar) appearance

    ¿qué aspecto tiene? — what does he look like?

    b) (de problema, asunto)
    2) (rasgo, faceta)
    * * *
    = aspect, facet, twist, face, complexion, look and feel, look, respect, outward appearance.
    Ex. One of the most daunting aspect of music cataloguing arises from the fact that music and music recordings have international value.
    Ex. The extent to which each of these facets contributes towards a good abstract is a function of the style and type of abstract and the documents being abstracted.
    Ex. Given such a narrow area in which to write it would be argued that the miracle is how so many authors can continue to find new twists to such a restricted basic theme.
    Ex. Had this venture succeeded, the complete face of bibliographical control today would have been different.
    Ex. These documents contain the Commission's sentiments on how policy should be evolved in particular sectors and what complexion it should take = Estos documentos contienen el sentir de la Comisión de cómo debería desarrollarse la política en sectores concretos y qué cariz debería tomar.
    Ex. Paperback publishers know how strong an influence the look and feel of a book can have in attracting or repelling buyers.
    Ex. We went head-to-head with those that wanted a uniform look for the whole library Website!.
    Ex. However, the survey developed in the current study would need to be similar in other key respects to the water quality survey developed by Carson and Mitchell = No obstante, el cuestionario desarrollado en este estudio debería parecerse en otros aspectos importantes al cuestionario desarrollado por Carson y Mitchell sobre la calidad del agua.
    Ex. The path led to a cluster of buildings similar in outward appearances to those found in farmyards and stables.
    ----
    * arreglarse el aspecto = preen.
    * aspecto exterior = facade.
    * aspecto externo = outward appearance.
    * aspecto físico = physical appearance.
    * aspecto negativo = irritant.
    * aspectos básicos = nitty-gritty, nuts and bolts.
    * aspectos de la vida = sphere of life.
    * aspectos económicos = economics.
    * aspectos financieros = economics.
    * aspectos fundamentales = nitty-gritty.
    * aspectos más notables = highlights.
    * aspectos prácticos = nuts and bolts.
    * aspectos técnicos = engineering aspects.
    * aspecto técnico = technical aspect.
    * cambio de aspecto = lick of paint.
    * con aspecto de adulto = adult-looking.
    * dar un aspecto + Adjetivo = give + a + Adjetivo + look.
    * de aspecto = looking.
    * de aspecto antiguo = old-face.
    * de aspecto complicado = complicated-looking.
    * de aspecto impresionante = impressive-looking.
    * de aspecto nuevo = new-looking.
    * de aspecto poco profesional = botched-up.
    * de aspecto ruinoso = run-down.
    * de aspecto solemne = dignified.
    * de aspecto tosco = rough-looking.
    * de mal aspecto = seedy [seedier -comp., seediest -sup.], nasty looking, shanky [shankier -comp., shankiest -sup.].
    * el nuevo aspecto de = the changing face of, the changing nature of.
    * en + Cuantificador + aspectos = in + Cuantificador + respects.
    * en muchos aspectos = in most respects.
    * en todos los aspectos = all-round.
    * presentar un aspecto = present + a picture.
    * presentar un aspecto de = wear + a look of.
    * presentar un buen aspecto = look + good.
    * tener aspecto = look.
    * tener el mejor aspecto posible = look + Posesivo + best.
    * tener un aspecto = look and feel.
    * tener un aspecto + Adjetivo = have + a + Adjetivo + look.
    * tener un aspecto horrible = look + shit.
    * tener un buen aspecto = look + good.
    * un aspecto de = an air of.
    * * *
    1)
    a) (de persona, lugar) appearance

    ¿qué aspecto tiene? — what does he look like?

    b) (de problema, asunto)
    2) (rasgo, faceta)
    * * *
    = aspect, facet, twist, face, complexion, look and feel, look, respect, outward appearance.

    Ex: One of the most daunting aspect of music cataloguing arises from the fact that music and music recordings have international value.

    Ex: The extent to which each of these facets contributes towards a good abstract is a function of the style and type of abstract and the documents being abstracted.
    Ex: Given such a narrow area in which to write it would be argued that the miracle is how so many authors can continue to find new twists to such a restricted basic theme.
    Ex: Had this venture succeeded, the complete face of bibliographical control today would have been different.
    Ex: These documents contain the Commission's sentiments on how policy should be evolved in particular sectors and what complexion it should take = Estos documentos contienen el sentir de la Comisión de cómo debería desarrollarse la política en sectores concretos y qué cariz debería tomar.
    Ex: Paperback publishers know how strong an influence the look and feel of a book can have in attracting or repelling buyers.
    Ex: We went head-to-head with those that wanted a uniform look for the whole library Website!.
    Ex: However, the survey developed in the current study would need to be similar in other key respects to the water quality survey developed by Carson and Mitchell = No obstante, el cuestionario desarrollado en este estudio debería parecerse en otros aspectos importantes al cuestionario desarrollado por Carson y Mitchell sobre la calidad del agua.
    Ex: The path led to a cluster of buildings similar in outward appearances to those found in farmyards and stables.
    * arreglarse el aspecto = preen.
    * aspecto exterior = facade.
    * aspecto externo = outward appearance.
    * aspecto físico = physical appearance.
    * aspecto negativo = irritant.
    * aspectos básicos = nitty-gritty, nuts and bolts.
    * aspectos de la vida = sphere of life.
    * aspectos económicos = economics.
    * aspectos financieros = economics.
    * aspectos fundamentales = nitty-gritty.
    * aspectos más notables = highlights.
    * aspectos prácticos = nuts and bolts.
    * aspectos técnicos = engineering aspects.
    * aspecto técnico = technical aspect.
    * cambio de aspecto = lick of paint.
    * con aspecto de adulto = adult-looking.
    * dar un aspecto + Adjetivo = give + a + Adjetivo + look.
    * de aspecto = looking.
    * de aspecto antiguo = old-face.
    * de aspecto complicado = complicated-looking.
    * de aspecto impresionante = impressive-looking.
    * de aspecto nuevo = new-looking.
    * de aspecto poco profesional = botched-up.
    * de aspecto ruinoso = run-down.
    * de aspecto solemne = dignified.
    * de aspecto tosco = rough-looking.
    * de mal aspecto = seedy [seedier -comp., seediest -sup.], nasty looking, shanky [shankier -comp., shankiest -sup.].
    * el nuevo aspecto de = the changing face of, the changing nature of.
    * en + Cuantificador + aspectos = in + Cuantificador + respects.
    * en muchos aspectos = in most respects.
    * en todos los aspectos = all-round.
    * presentar un aspecto = present + a picture.
    * presentar un aspecto de = wear + a look of.
    * presentar un buen aspecto = look + good.
    * tener aspecto = look.
    * tener el mejor aspecto posible = look + Posesivo + best.
    * tener un aspecto = look and feel.
    * tener un aspecto + Adjetivo = have + a + Adjetivo + look.
    * tener un aspecto horrible = look + shit.
    * tener un buen aspecto = look + good.
    * un aspecto de = an air of.

    * * *
    1 (de una persona) appearance; (de un objeto, lugar) appearance
    un hombre de aspecto distinguido a distinguished-looking man, a man of distinguished appearance
    la barba le da aspecto de intelectual his beard makes him look intellectual o gives him an intellectual look
    no lo recuerdo ¿qué aspecto tiene? I don't remember him, what does he look like?
    tiene buen aspecto, no parece enfermo he looks fine, he doesn't look sick at all
    esa herida tiene muy mal aspecto that's a nasty-looking wound, that wound looks nasty
    por su aspecto exterior la casa parecía deshabitada the house looked unoccupied from (the) outside
    2
    (cariz): no me gusta el aspecto que van tomando las cosas I don't like the way things are going o looking
    B (rasgo, faceta) aspect
    ése es sólo un aspecto del problema that's only one aspect of the problem
    debemos considerar el aspecto legal we have to consider the legal aspect(s)
    me gustaría aclarar algunos aspectos del asunto there are a few aspects of the matter I'd like to get cleared up
    en ciertos aspectos la situación no ha cambiado in certain respects the situation has not changed
    en ese aspecto tienes razón in that respect you're right
    C ( Ling) aspect
    D ( Astron) aspect
    * * *

     

    aspecto sustantivo masculino
    1
    a) (de persona, lugar) look, appearance;


    ¿qué aspecto tiene? what does he look like?;
    a juzgar por su aspecto judging by the look of her;
    tiene mal aspecto [ persona] she doesn't look well;

    [ cosa] it doesn't look nice
    b) (de problema, asunto):

    no me gusta el aspecto que van tomando las cosas I don't like the way things are going o looking

    2 (rasgo, faceta) aspect;

    aspecto sustantivo masculino
    1 look, appearance
    2 (matiz de un asunto) aspect
    ' aspecto' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abandonada
    - abandonado
    - achantar
    - achinada
    - achinado
    - aire
    - conservarse
    - descuidarse
    - dimensión
    - enjuiciar
    - esteroide
    - faceta
    - fachada
    - figura
    - giro
    - igual
    - lado
    - lechosa
    - lechoso
    - lozana
    - lozano
    - ofrecer
    - panorama
    - parecer
    - parecerse
    - pinta
    - plana
    - plano
    - planta
    - presencia
    - presentación
    - querer
    - rasgo
    - revestir
    - siniestra
    - siniestro
    - traza
    - ver
    - vertiente
    - abandonar
    - campesino
    - cara
    - corresponder
    - cuidado
    - dejado
    - descuidar
    - desgarbado
    - encarado
    - enfermizo
    - exterior
    English:
    air
    - appearance
    - aspect
    - bearing
    - cat
    - complexion
    - disheveled
    - dishevelled
    - doleful
    - dowdy
    - dramatically
    - drawn
    - feminine
    - flip side
    - frumpy
    - good
    - grim
    - light
    - look
    - metamorphosis
    - odd-looking
    - old-looking
    - regard
    - seedy
    - side
    - tidiness
    - young-looking
    - economics
    - scruffy
    - smarten up
    - sorry
    - way
    * * *
    1. [apariencia] appearance;
    un adulto con aspecto de niño an adult who looks like a child, an adult with a childlike appearance;
    tener buen aspecto [persona] to look well;
    [comida] to look nice o good;
    tiene mal aspecto [persona] she doesn't look well;
    [comida] it doesn't look very nice;
    tenía aspecto de vagabundo he looked like a tramp;
    la casa ofrecía un aspecto horrible después de la fiesta the house looked a real mess after the party
    2. [faceta] aspect;
    bajo este aspecto from this angle;
    en ese aspecto in that sense o respect;
    en todos los aspectos in every respect;
    en cuanto al aspecto económico del plan,… as far as the financial aspects of the plan are concerned,…;
    hay que destacar como aspecto negativo que… one negative aspect o point is that…
    3. Gram aspect
    4. [en astrología] aspect
    * * *
    m
    1 de persona, cosa look, appearance;
    tener buen aspecto look good;
    tener aspecto de ser/estar seem (to be);
    tenía aspecto de ser una persona simpática he seemed (to be) o he looked a nice guy
    2 ( faceta) aspect
    * * *
    1) : aspect
    2) apariencia: appearance, look
    * * *
    1. (apariencia) appearance
    2. (faceta) aspect

    Spanish-English dictionary > aspecto

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