Translation: from spanish

fanfare

  • 1 fanfarria

    fan'farrǐa
    f
    1) MUS Fanfare f
    2) ( fanfarronería) (fam) Aufschneiderei f, Angeberei f
    sustantivo femenino
    2. [de música] Fanfare die
    fanfarria
    fanfarria [fa98780C67ɱ98780C67'farrja]
    num1num (familiar: jactancia) Prahlerei femenino
    num2num música Fanfarenzug masculino

    Diccionario Español-Alemán > fanfarria

  • 2 a

    prep.
    1 to.
    voy a Madrid I'm going to Madrid
    me voy al extranjero I'm going abroad
    llegó a Buenos Aires/a la fiesta he arrived in Buenos Aires/at the party
    2 at (moment).
    a las siete at seven o'clock
    a los once años at the age of eleven
    al caer la noche at nightfall
    al oír la noticia se desmayó on hearing the news, she fainted
    Llegué al amanecer I arrived at dawn.
    3 per, every (frecuency).
    40 horas a la semana 40 hours per o a week
    tres veces al día three times a day
    4 to.
    dáselo a Ricardo give it to Ricardo
    dile a Ricardo que venga tell Ricardo to come
    5 to.
    entró a pagar he came in to pay
    aprender a nadar to learn to swim
    6 by, about to, for.
    * * *
    A, a
    nombre femenino (pl as o aes)
    1 (la letra) A, a
    ————————
    A
    1 ( Alteza) Highness; (abreviatura) H
    ————————
    A
    1 ( autopista) motorway; (abreviatura) M
    ————————
    A
    1 ( amperio) ampere, amp; (símbolo) A
    * * *
    prep.
    1) to
    2) into
    3) in
    4) at
    5) on
    6) with
    * * *
    SF = a (=letra) A, a
    * * *
    a femenino (pl aes) ( read as [a]) the letter A, a
    * * *
    = for, per, to.
    Ex. The fine policy matrix corresponds to the loan policy matrix, cell for cell.
    Ex. Indexing can thus be achieved at a detailed level, with often many terms per document, with almost no indexing effort.
    Ex. Accessibility to the documents stored in files is an important factor, so the physical storage is important.
    ----
    * 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

  • 3 a bombo y platillo

    with a great song and dance
    * * *
    = fanfare, with a bang
    Ex. The recommendations were accepted without fanfare.
    Ex. The Cretaceous period was the heyday of the dinosaurs and ended with a bang!.
    * * *
    = fanfare, with a bang

    Ex: The recommendations were accepted without fanfare.

    Ex: The Cretaceous period was the heyday of the dinosaurs and ended with a bang!.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a bombo y platillo

  • 4 bombo

    adj.
    1 dumbfounded, stunned.
    2 tasteless, insipid.
    3 stupid, thick.
    m.
    1 bass drum (Music).
    a bombo y platillo with a lot of hype
    le están dando mucho bombo a la nueva película the new film is getting a lot of hype
    3 drum (Tec).
    4 exaggerated praise, publicity, pompous praise.
    5 barge.
    6 bowler hat.
    * * *
    1 (tambor) bass drum
    2 (elogio) build-up, hype
    \
    a bombo y platillo with a great song and dance
    dar bombo to praise excessively
    hacer un bombo a alguien to get somebody pregnant
    * * *
    1. ADJ
    1) (=aturdido) dumbfounded, stunned
    2) LAm (=tibio) lukewarm
    3) Cuba (=comida) tasteless, insipid; [persona] stupid, thick *
    4) Méx [carne] bad, off
    2. SM
    1) (Mús) bass drum
    - estar con bombo
    - hacer un bombo a una chica

    poner a algn bombo Méx * (=insultar) to hurl insults at sb; (=golpear) to hit sb

    2) [en sorteos] drum
    3) * (=elogio exagerado) exaggerated praise; (Teat, Cine) hype *
    - mandar a algn al bombo

    irse al bombo — to come to grief, fail

    5) (Náut) barge, lighter
    6) Caribe (=sombrero) bowler hat, derby (EEUU)
    * * *
    1) (Mús) ( instrumento) bass drum; ( músico) bass drummer

    con bombos y platillos or (Esp) a bombo y platillo — with a great fanfare

    darle bombo a algo: se le ha dado mucho bombo a la película — the movie's been given a lot of hype (colloq)

    2) ( de sorteo) drum
    * * *
    = puffery, fanfare.
    Ex. This was not meant to be a piece of puffery designed to provide an ego boost for Balzac: the convivial atmosphere was contagious and he spoke with complete sincerity.
    Ex. The recommendations were accepted without fanfare.
    ----
    * a bombo y platillo = fanfare, with a bang.
    * anunciar a bombo y platillo = trumpet.
    * bombo publicitario = media hype.
    * con mucho bombo = ceremoniously.
    * hacerle un bombo a Alguien = knock + Alguien + up.
    * promocionar a bombo y platillo = hype.
    * sin bombo(s) ni platillo(s) = without much ado.
    * * *
    1) (Mús) ( instrumento) bass drum; ( músico) bass drummer

    con bombos y platillos or (Esp) a bombo y platillo — with a great fanfare

    darle bombo a algo: se le ha dado mucho bombo a la película — the movie's been given a lot of hype (colloq)

    2) ( de sorteo) drum
    * * *
    = puffery, fanfare.

    Ex: This was not meant to be a piece of puffery designed to provide an ego boost for Balzac: the convivial atmosphere was contagious and he spoke with complete sincerity.

    Ex: The recommendations were accepted without fanfare.
    * a bombo y platillo = fanfare, with a bang.
    * anunciar a bombo y platillo = trumpet.
    * bombo publicitario = media hype.
    * con mucho bombo = ceremoniously.
    * hacerle un bombo a Alguien = knock + Alguien + up.
    * promocionar a bombo y platillo = hype.
    * sin bombo(s) ni platillo(s) = without much ado.

    * * *
    A ( Mús) (instrumento) bass drum; (músico) bass drummer
    tengo la cabeza como un bombo my head's thumping, I've (got) a splitting headache
    con bombos y platillos or ( Esp) a bombo y platillo with a great fanfare
    el pacto se firmó con bombos y platillos a great song and dance was made about the signing of the treaty
    darle bombo a algo: se le ha dado mucho bombo a la película the movie's been given a lot of hype ( colloq)
    darse bombo to blow one's own trumpet
    C
    1
    ( RPl fam) (de una mujer embarazada): le hizo un bombo he got her in the family way o the club ( colloq)
    2 (CS fam) (culo) butt ( AmE colloq), bum ( BrE colloq)
    irse al bombo ( Arg fam); to go to pot ( colloq)
    * * *

    bombo sustantivo masculino
    1 (Mús) ( instrumento) bass drum;
    ( músico) bass drummer;

    con bombos y platillos or (Esp) a bombo y platillo with a great fanfare;
    darle bombo a algo to give sth a lot of hype (colloq)
    2 ( de sorteo) drum
    bombo sustantivo masculino
    1 Mús bass drum
    2 (de un sorteo) lottery drum
    3 vulgar (vientre de una mujer embarazada) belly
    ♦ Locuciones: figurado a bombo y platillo: lo anunciaremos a bombo y platillo, we'll make a great song and dance about it
    familiar darse mucho bombo, to blow one's own trumpet
    ' bombo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    maza
    English:
    build-up
    - hype
    - song
    - write up
    - red
    * * *
    bombo1 nm
    1. [instrumento musical] bass drum;
    Fam
    tengo la cabeza como un bombo my head is throbbing
    2. [músico] bass drum (player)
    3. [para sorteo] drum
    4. Fam [elogio] hype;
    le están dando mucho bombo a la nueva película the new movie is getting a lot of hype, they're really hyping the new movie;
    le gusta mucho darse bombo he's always blowing his own trumpet;
    a bombo y platillo with a lot of hype
    5. Tec drum
    6. Fam [embarazo]
    ya se le nota el bombo she's already got a bump;
    estar con bombo to be up the spout, Br to be up the duff
    7. Comp
    RP Fam
    irse al bombo to fail, to come to nothing;
    bombo2, -a adj
    Cuba
    1. [tibio] lukewarm
    2. [insípido] weak
    * * *
    m
    1 MÚS bass drum; persona bass drummer;
    dar bombo a algo fam hype sth up fam ;
    darse bombo fam blow one’s own trumpet fam ;
    a bombo y platillo fam with a great song and dance fam, with a lot of hoo-ha fam ;
    tengo la cabeza como un bombo fig my head is splitting
    2 TÉC drum
    de embarazada bump
    * * *
    bombo nm
    1) : bass drum
    2) fam : exaggerated praise, hype
    con bombos y platillos: with great fanfare
    * * *
    1. (instrumento) bass drum

    Spanish-English dictionary > bombo

  • 5 bravuconada

    f.
    1 show of bravado.
    2 boasting, bragging, bravado, showing off.
    3 fanfare, bluster, boast, brag.
    4 fighting talk.
    * * *
    1 piece of bravado
    * * *
    * * *
    femenino piece of bravado
    * * *
    = chest-beating, bravado.
    Ex. It's really sad, when the primal chest-beating of leaders is what wins out and leads to unneccessary war and invasion.
    * * *
    femenino piece of bravado
    * * *
    = chest-beating, bravado.

    Ex: It's really sad, when the primal chest-beating of leaders is what wins out and leads to unneccessary war and invasion.

    * * *
    piece of bravado
    no son más que bravuconadas it's all just bravado o a show of bravado
    * * *

    bravuconada sustantivo femenino
    piece of bravado;


    ' bravuconada' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    machada
    * * *
    show of bravado
    * * *
    f boast

    Spanish-English dictionary > bravuconada

  • 6 charanga

    f.
    1 brass band (banda).
    3 fanfare, noisy brass music.
    4 boastfulness, fanfare, fanfaronade.
    * * *
    1 brass band
    2 familiar (bulla) din, racket
    * * *
    SF
    1) (Mús, Mil) brass band
    España
    2) * (=jaleo) hullabaloo *, racket *
    3) LAm (=baile) informal dance, hop *
    * * *
    femenino brass band; ( militar) military band
    * * *
    Ex. The recommendations were accepted without fanfare.
    * * *
    femenino brass band; ( militar) military band
    * * *

    Ex: The recommendations were accepted without fanfare.

    * * *
    brass band; (militar) military band
    la España de charanga y pandereta the Spain of bullfighters and flamenco dancers
    * * *

    charanga sustantivo femenino
    brass band;
    ( militar) military band
    charanga sustantivo femenino Mús brass band
    * * *
    1. [banda] brass band
    2. Fam [fiesta] party
    3. Fam [ruido] racket
    * * *
    f brass band

    Spanish-English dictionary > charanga

  • 7 chulería

    f.
    1 boastfulness, fanfare, raffishness, fanfaronade.
    2 boastful act.
    * * *
    1 familiar (jactancia) bragging, swaggering
    2 familiar (gracia) wit, charm, sparkle
    3 familiar (descaro) cheek, insolence
    4 familiar (acto grosero) coarse act, vulgar act; (dicho grosero) coarse remark, vulgar remark
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=encanto) natural charm, winning ways
    2) (=vulgaridad) commonness, vulgarity
    3) (=bravuconada)
    4) * (=cosa bonita)
    * * *
    femenino (Esp fam) ( bravata) threat
    * * *
    = bluster, bluff.
    Ex. Listen to what is said, and judge whether it reflects real knowledge or just pretense or bluster.
    Ex. The most dramatic way to spot a bluff is to look your opponent in the eye and attempt to sense his fear.
    * * *
    femenino (Esp fam) ( bravata) threat
    * * *
    = bluster, bluff.

    Ex: Listen to what is said, and judge whether it reflects real knowledge or just pretense or bluster.

    Ex: The most dramatic way to spot a bluff is to look your opponent in the eye and attempt to sense his fear.

    * * *
    ( Esp fam)
    1 (bravata) threat
    a mí no me vengas con chulerías don't you threaten me ( colloq)
    2 (fanfarronería) bragging
    ¡no te andes con chulerías! that's enough of your bragging!, stop bragging o boasting!
    * * *
    1. Esp [bravuconería] cockiness;
    tratan al nuevo profesor con mucha chulería they really try it on with the new teacher;
    lo de no presentarse a la reunión fue una chulería del director the fact that the manager didn't turn up at the meeting just shows how superior he thinks he is to everyone else
    2. [salero] charm, winning ways
    * * *
    f bragging

    Spanish-English dictionary > chulería

  • 8 fanfaria

    = fanfare, hooting.
    Ex. The recommendations were accepted without fanfare.
    Ex. The film seemed like a cross between theatrics and hippiedom, including the disembowelment of a bull, a unison hooting of brass bands, and the creation of paintings by dripping blood onto white surfaces.
    * * *
    = fanfare, hooting.

    Ex: The recommendations were accepted without fanfare.

    Ex: The film seemed like a cross between theatrics and hippiedom, including the disembowelment of a bull, a unison hooting of brass bands, and the creation of paintings by dripping blood onto white surfaces.

    Spanish-English dictionary > fanfaria

  • 9 fanfarronada

    f.
    1 brag.
    decir fanfarronadas to boast, to brag
    2 boasting, fanfare, bluff, bragging.
    3 boastful speech.
    * * *
    1 familiar (chulería) showing off, swanking
    2 familiar (bravata) brag, boast
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=acción) boasting
    2) (=farol) bluff
    * * *
    femenino (fam)
    a) ( al hablar) boasting, bragging
    b) ( al actuar) showing-off (colloq); ( acto)
    * * *
    = bluster, swagger, bragging, boasting, bluff.
    Ex. Listen to what is said, and judge whether it reflects real knowledge or just pretense or bluster.
    Ex. The paradox is that the war that was supposed to let thenm swagger and strut in the world was actually impeding their swagger and strut in the world.
    Ex. The war in Lebanon began with bragging and ended with bragging.
    Ex. Boasting is like lying because you are not telling the truth about yourself.
    Ex. The most dramatic way to spot a bluff is to look your opponent in the eye and attempt to sense his fear.
    * * *
    femenino (fam)
    a) ( al hablar) boasting, bragging
    b) ( al actuar) showing-off (colloq); ( acto)
    * * *
    = bluster, swagger, bragging, boasting, bluff.

    Ex: Listen to what is said, and judge whether it reflects real knowledge or just pretense or bluster.

    Ex: The paradox is that the war that was supposed to let thenm swagger and strut in the world was actually impeding their swagger and strut in the world.
    Ex: The war in Lebanon began with bragging and ended with bragging.
    Ex: Boasting is like lying because you are not telling the truth about yourself.
    Ex: The most dramatic way to spot a bluff is to look your opponent in the eye and attempt to sense his fear.

    * * *
    1 ( fam) (actitudal hablar) boasting, bragging; (— al actuar) showing-off ( colloq)
    2 ( fam)
    (acto): otra de sus fanfarronadas another of the things he does to show off ( colloq)
    * * *
    Fam brag;
    decir o [m5] echar fanfarronadas to brag;
    estamos cansados de sus fanfarronadas we're tired of his showing off
    * * *
    f boast
    * * *
    : boast, bluster

    Spanish-English dictionary > fanfarronada

  • 10 platillo

    m.
    1 small plate (plato pequeño).
    2 pan.
    3 saucer, dish.
    4 collection plate.
    * * *
    1 (de postre) dessert plate; (de café) saucer
    1 MÚSICA cymbals
    \
    platillo volante/volador flying saucer
    * * *
    SM
    1) (=plato) [gen] small plate; [para taza] saucer; [de limosnas] collecting bowl; [de balanza] pan

    platillo volante, platillo volador — flying saucer

    2) pl platillos (Mús) cymbals
    3) CAm, Méx dish
    * * *
    1)
    a) ( plato pequeño) saucer; ( de balanza) pan; ( para limosnas) collection plate o bowl

    pasar el platilloto pass the hat around

    b) (Mús) cymbal
    c) (Dep) clay pigeon
    2) (Méx) ( en una comida) course
    * * *
    = pan, cymbal.
    Ex. It indicates the changes and limitations which fill the other pan of the scales and which are frequently only discovered by bitter experience.
    Ex. He notes that among the instruments played are a kettledrum, a flute, a fiddle, a harp, and a pair of cymbals.
    ----
    * a bombo y platillo = fanfare, with a bang.
    * anunciar a bombo y platillo = trumpet.
    * como un platillo = saucer-like.
    * pasar el platillo = pass + the bucket (around).
    * platillo para limosnas = alms dish.
    * promocionar a bombo y platillo = hype.
    * sin bombo(s) ni platillo(s) = without much ado.
    * * *
    1)
    a) ( plato pequeño) saucer; ( de balanza) pan; ( para limosnas) collection plate o bowl

    pasar el platilloto pass the hat around

    b) (Mús) cymbal
    c) (Dep) clay pigeon
    2) (Méx) ( en una comida) course
    * * *
    = pan, cymbal.

    Ex: It indicates the changes and limitations which fill the other pan of the scales and which are frequently only discovered by bitter experience.

    Ex: He notes that among the instruments played are a kettledrum, a flute, a fiddle, a harp, and a pair of cymbals.
    * a bombo y platillo = fanfare, with a bang.
    * anunciar a bombo y platillo = trumpet.
    * como un platillo = saucer-like.
    * pasar el platillo = pass + the bucket (around).
    * platillo para limosnas = alms dish.
    * promocionar a bombo y platillo = hype.
    * sin bombo(s) ni platillo(s) = without much ado.

    * * *
    A
    3 (para limosnas) collection plate o bowl
    pasar el platillo to pass the hat around
    Compuestos:
    ( AmL) flying saucer
    ( Esp) flying saucer
    B ( Mús) cymbal
    C ( Dep) clay pigeon
    D ( Méx) (en una comida) dish, course
    * * *

    platillo sustantivo masculino
    1

    ( de balanza) pan;
    ( para limosnas) collection plate o bowl;
    platillo volador or (Esp) volante flying saucer
    b) (Mús) cymbal

    c) (Dep) clay pigeon

    2 (Méx) ( en una comida) course
    platillo sustantivo masculino
    1 saucer
    2 Mús cymbal
    3 platillo volante, flying saucer
    ' platillo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    bombo
    - forma
    English:
    cymbal
    - flying saucer
    - saucer
    - song
    - flying
    - hype
    - mug
    - red
    * * *
    1. [plato pequeño] small plate;
    [de taza] saucer
    2. [de una balanza] pan
    3. platillo volador flying saucer;
    Esp platillo volante flying saucer
    4. Mús
    platillos cymbals
    5. Méx [comida] meal, dish
    * * *
    m
    :
    platillos pl MÚS cymbals
    * * *
    1) : saucer
    platillo volador: flying saucer
    2) : cymbal
    3) Mex : dish
    platillos típicos: local dishes
    * * *
    platillo n saucer

    Spanish-English dictionary > platillo

  • 11 toque

    m.
    1 knock (blow).
    dio unos toques en la puerta she knocked on the door
    2 touch (detalle).
    dar los últimos toques a algo to put the finishing touches to something
    3 warning (aviso).
    dar un toque a alguien to call somebody; (llamar) to prod somebody, to warn somebody (llamar la atención)
    toque de diana reveille
    toque de difuntos death knell
    5 bunt.
    6 joint, hashish cigarette, spliff, marijuana cigarette.
    7 electric shock, electrical shock, electroshock, electrical discharge.
    pres.subj.
    1st person singular (yo) Present Subjunctive of Spanish verb: tocar.
    * * *
    1 (acto) touch
    2 (de campana) ringing, peal, pealing; (de trompeta) blare, sounding; (de claxon) honk; (de sirena) hoot; (de tambor) beat, beating
    3 (pincelada) touch
    \
    dar el toque de alarma figurado to sound the alarm
    dar el último toque to put the finishing touch
    dar un toque a alguien (llamar) to take somebody to task 2 (llamar la atención) to call somebody's attention
    toque de alarma alarm signal
    toque de atención warning, warning note
    toque de balón ball control
    toque de diana reveille
    toque de difuntos death knell
    * * *
    noun m.
    * * *
    SM
    1) (=golpecito) tap

    dar un toque de atención a algn, dar un toque a algn *

    2) (=sonido) [de campana] chime, ring; [de reloj] stroke; [de timbre] ring; [de tambor] beat

    dar un toque a algn[por teléfono] to give sb a bell *

    3) (=detalle) touch

    dar el último toque o los últimos toques a algo — to put the finishing touch o touches to sth

    4) (Arte) [de color, brillo] touch
    5) (Quím) test
    6) (=quid) crux, essence
    7) And (=vuelta) turn
    * * *
    1)
    a) ( de timbre) ring; ( de campana) stroke, chime

    a toque de campana: aquí hay que hacerlo todo a toque de campana — it's like being in the army here

    b) (fam) ( llamada) call, ring (BrE colloq)
    2)
    a) ( golpe suave) touch
    b) (Med)

    hacerse or darse unos toques — to paint one's throat ( with antiseptic)

    c) ( en béisbol) bunt
    3) ( detalle) touch
    4)
    a) (Méx arg) ( de marihuana) joint (colloq), spliff (arg)
    b) (Méx fam) ( descarga) electric shock
    * * *
    = touch, chime.
    Nota: De timbre, campana, reloj, móvil o similar.
    Ex. However, some of the central premises of the film are flawed, and the risqué touches, whether racial or erotic innuendo, are primarily there to titillate and make the film seem hot and controversial.
    Ex. After hearing the chimes, dial your ten-digit customer identification number.
    ----
    * piedra de toque = touchstone.
    * tener el toque mágico = have + the magic touch.
    * toque de clarín = bugle call.
    * toque de diana = reveille.
    * toque de difuntos = death knell.
    * toque de queda = curfew, last post, the.
    * toque de rebato = clarion call.
    * toque de retreta = last post, the.
    * toque de silencio = last post, the.
    * toque de trompetas = fanfare.
    * toque final, el = finishing touch, the.
    * toque personal = personal touch.
    * toques de luz = highlights.
    * toque suave = tap.
    * un toque de = a touch of, a splash of, a hint of.
    * * *
    1)
    a) ( de timbre) ring; ( de campana) stroke, chime

    a toque de campana: aquí hay que hacerlo todo a toque de campana — it's like being in the army here

    b) (fam) ( llamada) call, ring (BrE colloq)
    2)
    a) ( golpe suave) touch
    b) (Med)

    hacerse or darse unos toques — to paint one's throat ( with antiseptic)

    c) ( en béisbol) bunt
    3) ( detalle) touch
    4)
    a) (Méx arg) ( de marihuana) joint (colloq), spliff (arg)
    b) (Méx fam) ( descarga) electric shock
    * * *
    = touch, chime.
    Nota: De timbre, campana, reloj, móvil o similar.

    Ex: However, some of the central premises of the film are flawed, and the risqué touches, whether racial or erotic innuendo, are primarily there to titillate and make the film seem hot and controversial.

    Ex: After hearing the chimes, dial your ten-digit customer identification number.
    * piedra de toque = touchstone.
    * tener el toque mágico = have + the magic touch.
    * toque de clarín = bugle call.
    * toque de diana = reveille.
    * toque de difuntos = death knell.
    * toque de queda = curfew, last post, the.
    * toque de rebato = clarion call.
    * toque de retreta = last post, the.
    * toque de silencio = last post, the.
    * toque de trompetas = fanfare.
    * toque final, el = finishing touch, the.
    * toque personal = personal touch.
    * toques de luz = highlights.
    * toque suave = tap.
    * un toque de = a touch of, a splash of, a hint of.

    * * *
    A
    1 (de un timbre) ring; (de una campana) stroke, chime
    al toque de cornetas when the bugles sound/sounded
    lo recibieron con toque de campanas they greeted him with the ringing of bells o with peals of bells
    al toque de las doce when the clock strikes twelve, on the stroke of twelve
    a toque de campana: aquí hay que hacerlo todo a toque de campana it's like being in the army here o everything is so regimented here
    2 ( Esp fam) (llamada) call, buzz, ring ( BrE colloq)
    si te levantas temprano dale un toque a César if you get up early, wake César o ( colloq) give César a knock
    Compuestos:
    reveille
    warning
    darle un toque de atención a algn to call sb to order, to rap sb on the knuckles
    reveille
    (de campanas) death knell, passing bell; ( Mil) (de trompeta) taps (pl) ( AmE), last post ( BrE)
    curfew
    impusieron el toque de queda they imposed a curfew
    levantaron el toque de queda they lifted the curfew
    B
    con cuatro toques magistrales acabó el retrato with a few deft touches she finished the portrait
    2 ( Med):
    hacerse or darse unos toques to paint one's throat ( with antiseptic)
    dio un toque perfecto he laid down a perfect bunt
    C (detalle) touch
    aquí falta el toque femenino this place lacks a woman's touch
    necesita un toque de color it needs a touch of color
    sólo falta darle los últimos toques we just have to put the finishing touches to it
    D (de metales) assaying piedra2 (↑ piedra (2))
    E
    1 ( Méx arg) (de marihuana) joint ( colloq), spliff ( arg)
    2 ( Méx fam) (descarga) electric shock
    * * *

     

    Del verbo tocar: ( conjugate tocar)

    toqué es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) pretérito indicativo

    toque es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente subjuntivo

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

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

    Del verbo tocarse: ( conjugate tocarse)

    me toqué es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) pretérito indicativo

    me toque es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente subjuntivo

    se toque es:

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

    Multiple Entries:
    tocar    
    toque
    tocar ( conjugate tocar) verbo transitivo
    1

    ( palpar) to feel;
    ( manosear) to handle;
    ¡no vayas a toque ese cable! don't touch that cable!;

    mis ahorros no los quiero toque I don't want to touch my savings;
    la planta ya toca el techo the plant is already touching the ceiling
    b) ( hacer sonar) ‹timbre/campana to ring;

    claxon to blow, sound
    c) (Mús) ‹instrumento/pieza to play

    2 tema› ( tratar) to touch on, refer to;
    ( sacar) to bring up
    3 (atañer, concernir) to affect;

    verbo intransitivo
    1


    b) [campana/timbre] to ring;


    c) (Mús) to play

    2
    a) (corresponder en reparto, concurso, sorteo):


    le tocó el primer premio she won the first prize;
    me tocó la maestra más antipática del colegio I got the most horrible teacher in the school


    ¿a quién le toca cocinar? whose turn is it to do the cooking?
    tocarse verbo pronominal
    a) ( refl) ‹herida/grano to touch;

    barba to play with

    [ cables] to touch
    toque sustantivo masculino
    1

    ( de campana) stroke, chime;

    toque de queda curfew
    b) (Esp fam) ( llamada) call, ring (BrE colloq)

    2 ( en béisbol) bunt
    3 ( detalle) touch;

    4 (Méx fam) ( descarga) electric shock
    tocar
    I verbo transitivo
    1 (entrar en contacto) to touch: el avión toca tierra, the airplane touches down
    (a una persona) to touch
    (manipular, manejar) to handle
    (sentir al tacto) to feel
    (mover, desordenar) yo no toqué tus papeles, I didn't touch your papers
    2 (hacer alusión) to touch on
    3 (un instrumento) to play: toca el violín, she plays the violin
    4 (el timbre, la campana) to ring
    II verbo intransitivo
    1 (corresponder) a ti te toca decírselo, you're the one who has to tell him
    los lunes te toca limpiar la casa, you have to clean the house on Mondays
    (por turno) me toca, it's my turn
    2 (en el juego, en un concurso) to win: le tocaron dos millones, he won two million pesetas
    3 (afectar) to concern, affect
    por lo que a ti te toca, as far as you are concerned
    4 (sonar) tocan las campanas, the bells are ringing
    toque sustantivo masculino
    1 (golpe suave) rap
    2 (matiz, detalle) touch
    un toque de buen gusto, a touch of good taste
    3 fam (aviso) un toque de atención, warning
    (llamada) call
    4 Mil toque de queda, curfew
    ' toque' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    atención
    - detalle
    - día
    - diana
    - levantamiento
    - tocar
    - retreta
    - turno
    English:
    blast
    - brighten up
    - curfew
    - dab
    - disturb
    - hoot
    - lend
    - reveille
    - splash
    - touch
    - highlight
    - hint
    - joint
    - pat
    - peep
    - ringing
    - tap
    - wait
    * * *
    nm
    1. [golpe] knock;
    dio unos toques en la puerta she knocked on the door;
    jugar al primer toque [en fútbol] to play one-touch soccer
    2. [detalle, retoque] touch;
    el toque femenino the feminine touch;
    dar los últimos toques a algo to put the finishing touches to sth
    3. Fam [aviso]
    dar un toque a alguien [llamar] to give sb a shout;
    [llamar la atención] to talk to sb, to have a few words with sb;
    si te enteras de algo, dame un toque if you hear anything, give me a shout
    toque de atención warning;
    le dio un toque de atención por llegar tarde she had a word with him about coming in late
    4. [sonido] [de campana] chime;
    [de tambor] beat; [de sirena] blast toque de diana reveille;
    toque de difuntos [con campanas] death knell;
    toque de retreta last post
    * * *
    m
    1 tap;
    2 MÚS de campana chime
    3
    :
    dar los últimos toques put the finishing touches (a to);
    toque personal personal touch
    4 DEP touch; en béisbol bunt
    * * *
    toque, etc. tocar
    toque nm
    1) : touch
    el último toque: the finishing touch
    un toque de color: a touch of color
    2) : ringing, peal, chime
    3) Mex : shock, jolt
    4)
    toque de queda : curfew
    5)
    toque de diana : reveille
    * * *
    1. (detalle) touch [pl. touches]
    3. (llamada) ring / call
    4. (aviso) warning

    Spanish-English dictionary > toque

  • 12 toque de trompetas

    (n.) = fanfare
    Ex. The recommendations were accepted without fanfare.
    * * *
    (n.) = fanfare

    Ex: The recommendations were accepted without fanfare.

    Spanish-English dictionary > toque de trompetas

  • 13 trompeta

    f.
    1 trumpet.
    2 trumpet player, trumpet.
    f. & m.
    trumpeter.
    * * *
    1 MÚSICA trumpet
    1 trumpet player
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    1. SF
    1) (Mús) (=instrumento) trumpet; (fig) clarion
    2) ** (=droga) reefer *, joint *
    3) Cono Sur (Bot) daffodil
    2.
    SMF (Mús) trumpet player; (Mil) trumpeter
    3.
    SM (=imbécil) twit *; (=borracho) drunk *, old soak *
    4.
    ADJ Méx * (=borracho) sloshed *, tight *
    * * *
    a) ( instrumento) trumpet
    b) trompeta masculino y femenino ( persona) trumpet player; (Mil) trumpeter
    * * *
    Ex. This collection of similar objects such as wire whisks, trumpets, and soup ladles subtly suggests society's materialism.
    ----
    * en forma de trompeta = trumpet-shaped.
    * toque de trompetas = fanfare.
    * * *
    a) ( instrumento) trumpet
    b) trompeta masculino y femenino ( persona) trumpet player; (Mil) trumpeter
    * * *

    Ex: This collection of similar objects such as wire whisks, trumpets, and soup ladles subtly suggests society's materialism.

    * en forma de trompeta = trumpet-shaped.
    * toque de trompetas = fanfare.

    * * *
    1 (instrumento) trumpet
    2
    ( Mil) trumpeter
    * * *

    trompeta sustantivo femenino
    1 ( instrumento) trumpet
    2
    trompeta sustantivo masculino y femenino ( persona) trumpet player;


    (Mil) trumpeter
    trompeta sustantivo femenino trumpet
    ' trompeta' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    sonar
    - sordina
    English:
    blast
    - trumpet
    - trumpeter
    * * *
    nf
    1. [instrumento] trumpet
    2. [planta] trumpet vine
    nmf
    trumpeter
    * * *
    I f MÚS trumpet; instrumentista trumpet player, trumpeter
    II m trumpeter, trumpet player
    * * *
    : trumpet
    * * *
    trompeta n trumpet

    Spanish-English dictionary > trompeta

  • 14 echada

    f.
    1 cast, throw.
    2 the act of throwing oneself on the ground.
    3 lie, untrue story, farce.
    4 boast, brag, fanfare, bluster.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: echar.
    * * *
    1 throw
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=acción) throw, cast; [de moneda] toss
    2) Méx (=fanfarronada) boast
    * * *
    femenino (Méx fam)
    a) ( mentira) lie
    b) ( fanfarronada) boast
    * * *
    femenino (Méx fam)
    a) ( mentira) lie
    b) ( fanfarronada) boast
    * * *
    A ( Col fam) (despido) firing ( colloq), sacking ( BrE colloq)
    B ( Méx fam)
    1 (mentira) lie
    * * *
    echada nf
    Méx [fanfarronada] boast

    Spanish-English dictionary > echada

  • 15 estrépito

    m.
    noise, clatter, din, racket.
    * * *
    1 din, racket, clatter
    2 figurado ostentation, fuss
    * * *
    SM
    1) (=alboroto) noise, racket
    2) (=bulla) fuss
    * * *
    * * *
    * * *
    el edificio se derrumbó con gran estrépito the building came crashing down o came down with a loud crash
    hubo un estrépito de vasos rotos there was a crash of broken glasses
    el estrépito de las bocinas the din of the car horns
    el estrépito ensordecedor del mercado the deafening noise o racket o din of the market
    * * *

    estrépito sustantivo masculino din, racket
    ' estrépito' also found in these entries:
    English:
    clatter
    - crash
    - din
    - smash
    - bang
    * * *
    1. [ruido] racket, din;
    se oyó un estrépito de platos rotos en la cocina from the kitchen there came the crash of breaking crockery;
    la estantería se cayó con gran estrépito the shelves collapsed with a great crash
    2. [ostentación] fanfare
    * * *
    m noise, racket
    * * *
    estruendo: clamor, din
    * * *
    estrépito n crash [pl. crashes] / bang

    Spanish-English dictionary > estrépito

  • 16 fanfarria

    f.
    1 fanfare (music).
    2 show, razz(a)matazz (informal) (ostentación).
    3 boastful speech.
    * * *
    1 MÚSICA fanfare
    2 familiar (bravata) boasting, bragging, showing-off
    * * *
    SF
    1) (Mús) fanfare
    2) * (=jactancia) boasting
    * * *
    femenino ( música) fanfare; ( aparato exagerado) pomp and ceremony
    * * *
    femenino ( música) fanfare; ( aparato exagerado) pomp and ceremony
    * * *
    2 (música) fanfare
    3 (bombo) pomp and ceremony
    * * *
    1. [música] fanfare
    2. [banda] brass band
    3. Fam [ostentación] show, razz(a)matazz;
    [jactancia] bragging
    * * *
    f brass band
    * * *
    1) : (musical) fanfare
    2) : pomp, ceremony

    Spanish-English dictionary > fanfarria

  • 17 majeza

    f.
    1 spruceness, fineness in dress.
    2 good looks (attractive).
    3 fanfare, boastfulness, fanfaronade.
    * * *
    1 (simpatía) niceness, charm
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=atractivo) good looks pl, attractiveness
    2) (=belleza) loveliness
    3) (=elegancia) smartness; pey flashiness
    * * *
    ( Esp fam)
    (simpatía) charm; (belleza) attractiveness
    * * *
    f
    1 ( simpatía) charm, pleasant character
    2 ( belleza) beauty

    Spanish-English dictionary > majeza

  • 18 faroleo

    m.
    boastfulness, fanfaronade, fanfare.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: farolear.
    * * *
    m fam
    shooting a line fam

    Spanish-English dictionary > faroleo

  • 19 bravata

    • boast
    • boastfulness
    • boasting
    • bragging
    • bravado
    • fanfare
    • fanfaronade
    • swanking

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > bravata

  • 20 charanga

    • boastfulness
    • fanfare
    • fanfaronade

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > charanga

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