Translation: from spanish

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  • 1 a

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

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

  • 2 a coro

    adv.
    in a chorus, in unison.
    * * *
    figurado all together
    * * *
    = with one voice, in unison
    Ex. There is something depressing about people demonstrating solidarity for ethnic separation with 'one voice'.
    Ex. Macaronic poetry is often used as a vehicle for humorous social criticism, but also as a ludic exercise and linguistic challenge, or simply for the delight of hearing different languages in unison.
    * * *
    = with one voice, in unison

    Ex: There is something depressing about people demonstrating solidarity for ethnic separation with 'one voice'.

    Ex: Macaronic poetry is often used as a vehicle for humorous social criticism, but also as a ludic exercise and linguistic challenge, or simply for the delight of hearing different languages in unison.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a coro

  • 3 a la vez

    at the same time, at once
    * * *
    = 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
    Ex. Because not all files need to be reorganized at once, but only those which are very full, the time required for this procedure is reduced to a minimum.
    Ex. Maximum number of documents which can be charged out at one time.
    Ex. However, this joint venture may not be justifiable unless both a thesaurus and a classification scheme are in demand by one organisation at similar times.
    Ex. Author entry gives direct access to particular documents whilst at the same time collocating documents with the same author.
    Ex. An indexer who is familiar with a given indexing language may be capable of accomplishing the three stages concurrently.
    Ex. This sub-stage and the next one must proceed side-by-side.
    Ex. No one catalogue can satisfy all the requirements of all users simultaneously.
    Ex. He then dropped the metal suddenly into the mouth of the mould, and at the same instant gave it a jerk or toss to force the metal into the recesses of the matrix (the precise form of the jerk varying with the different letters).
    Ex. The afternoon sessions will run in parallel.
    Ex. In tandem, tiered instruction and assessment offer the opportunity to analyze the outcomes of specific levels of information literacy.
    Ex. For example, an obvious question is do most people only have one book on the go at the one time?.
    Ex. Most of them are mitotically stable, and the integration of the vector into the host genome frequently occurred in a tandem fashion.
    Ex. It is important to recognise that division must be by one principle at a time.
    Ex. Macaronic poetry is often used as a vehicle for humorous social criticism, but also as a ludic exercise and linguistic challenge, or simply for the delight of hearing different languages in unison.
    * * *
    a la vez (que)
    = hand in hand (with), cum, in conjunction with, in unison with

    Ex: Hand in hand with this comes the need for nurses to be able to question, evaluate and reflect on existing practice.

    Ex: Libraries as vital institutions of public culture are currently facing a crisis cum challenge.
    Ex: Rules for any given class must be used in conjunction with the schedules for that class.
    Ex: Good literature, in order to fulfil the demands of the time, must move in unison with society, keeping control over its speed.

    = 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

    Ex: Because not all files need to be reorganized at once, but only those which are very full, the time required for this procedure is reduced to a minimum.

    Ex: Maximum number of documents which can be charged out at one time.
    Ex: However, this joint venture may not be justifiable unless both a thesaurus and a classification scheme are in demand by one organisation at similar times.
    Ex: Author entry gives direct access to particular documents whilst at the same time collocating documents with the same author.
    Ex: An indexer who is familiar with a given indexing language may be capable of accomplishing the three stages concurrently.
    Ex: This sub-stage and the next one must proceed side-by-side.
    Ex: No one catalogue can satisfy all the requirements of all users simultaneously.
    Ex: He then dropped the metal suddenly into the mouth of the mould, and at the same instant gave it a jerk or toss to force the metal into the recesses of the matrix (the precise form of the jerk varying with the different letters).
    Ex: The afternoon sessions will run in parallel.
    Ex: In tandem, tiered instruction and assessment offer the opportunity to analyze the outcomes of specific levels of information literacy.
    Ex: For example, an obvious question is do most people only have one book on the go at the one time?.
    Ex: Most of them are mitotically stable, and the integration of the vector into the host genome frequently occurred in a tandem fashion.
    Ex: It is important to recognise that division must be by one principle at a time.
    Ex: Macaronic poetry is often used as a vehicle for humorous social criticism, but also as a ludic exercise and linguistic challenge, or simply for the delight of hearing different languages in unison.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a la vez

  • 4 a puerta cerrada

    in private, behind closed doors
    * * *
    Ex. Committee meetings are normally held behind closed doors but, occasionally, a committee will decide to hold a public hearing on a given topic.
    * * *

    Ex: Committee meetings are normally held behind closed doors but, occasionally, a committee will decide to hold a public hearing on a given topic.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a puerta cerrada

  • 5 acostarse

    pron.v.
    1 to incline to one side; to lie down.
    2 to approach.
    3 to stand inshore. (Nautical)
    4 to lie along; to have a list. (Nautical)
    * * *
    1 (estirarse) to lie down
    2 (irse a dormir) to go to bed
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    VPR
    1) (=tumbarse) to lie down; (=ir a dormir) to go to bed; LAm (=dar a luz) to give birth
    2) (=inclinarse) to lean, bend
    * * *
    (v.) = go to + bed, retire + at night, bed down, lie down, bunk down
    Ex. Meanwhile the journeymen, who had just gone to bed, hearing the row quickly got up again, came downstairs and then shoved me out of the door.
    Ex. Modern man is beset by many types of noise each day from the time he wakes until he retires at night.
    Ex. Wild pigs and deer bed down on the hilltop, so ascend quietly and you might catch them napping.
    Ex. They stopped or lay down or wallowed frequently just before the crossing point on the river.
    Ex. The main focus of the camp is to allow dogs to socialize, exercise and have a comfy place to bunk down at night.
    * * *
    (v.) = go to + bed, retire + at night, bed down, lie down, bunk down

    Ex: Meanwhile the journeymen, who had just gone to bed, hearing the row quickly got up again, came downstairs and then shoved me out of the door.

    Ex: Modern man is beset by many types of noise each day from the time he wakes until he retires at night.
    Ex: Wild pigs and deer bed down on the hilltop, so ascend quietly and you might catch them napping.
    Ex: They stopped or lay down or wallowed frequently just before the crossing point on the river.
    Ex: The main focus of the camp is to allow dogs to socialize, exercise and have a comfy place to bunk down at night.

    * * *

     

    ■acostarse verbo reflexivo
    1 to go to bed
    2 fam (con otra persona) to sleep, to go to bed [con, with]
    ' acostarse' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    echarse
    - tarde
    - tumbarse
    - acostar
    - echar
    - recostar
    - seguro
    - trasnochar
    English:
    bed
    - bedtime
    - before
    - lie
    - lie down
    - nightcap
    - retire
    - sack
    - sit up
    - sleep around
    - sleep together
    - sleep with
    - stay up
    - turn in
    - wait up
    - way
    - early
    - late
    - night
    - sleep
    - turn
    * * *
    vpr
    1. [irse a la cama] to go to bed;
    suele acostarse tarde he usually goes to bed late
    2. [tumbarse] to lie down (en on);
    3. Fam [tener relaciones sexuales]
    acostarse con alguien to sleep with sb;
    acostarse juntos to sleep together
    * * *
    v/r
    1 go to bed; ( tumbarse) lie down;
    acostarse con las gallinas go to bed very early
    2
    :
    acostarse con alguien go to bed with s.o., sleep with s.o.
    * * *
    vr
    1) : to lie down
    2) : to go to bed
    * * *
    1. (irse a la cama) to go to bed
    2. (tumbarse) to lie down [pt. lay; pp. lain]

    Spanish-English dictionary > acostarse

  • 6 acudir al rescate

    (v.) = come to + Posesivo + rescue
    Ex. She pleaded, futilely, in broken French, until an elderly man, hearing the commotion, came to her rescue.
    * * *
    (v.) = come to + Posesivo + rescue

    Ex: She pleaded, futilely, in broken French, until an elderly man, hearing the commotion, came to her rescue.

    Spanish-English dictionary > acudir al rescate

  • 7 acusación

    f.
    1 accusation, impeachment, accusal, arraignment.
    2 finger-pointing, prosecution, accusation.
    * * *
    1 accusation
    2 DERECHO charge
    \
    acusación particular DERECHO private prosecutor
    * * *
    noun f.
    1) accusation, charge
    * * *
    SF (=inculpación) accusation; (Jur) (=cargo) charge, indictment; (=acusador) prosecution

    acusación particular, la acusación particular — (the counsel for) the prosecution

    * * *
    1)
    a) ( imputación) accusation
    b) (Der) charge
    2) ( parte)
    * * *
    = charge, impeachment, accusation, arraignment, exposure, denouncement, prosecution, indictment, denunciation, imputation.
    Ex. No less prestigious an authority than a Royal Commission was appointed to inquire into the charges brought against the man principally responsible for that volume.
    Ex. Enter the official proceedings and records of criminal trial, impeachment, courts-martial, etc., under the heading for the person or body prosecuted.
    Ex. In an attempt to provide counter-evidence to the accusation that the literature of gays is not being represented in library collections a study was conducted.
    Ex. Children charged with offense are usually at risk of detention between the time of arraignment and the time of hearing.
    Ex. This book is an uncompromising exposure of the ideological mist that envelops romantics and romanticists.
    Ex. The second document is a denouncement of slavery by Greenwich, who mobilizes the best tradition of scriptural exegesis to make his case.
    Ex. This article describes the legal consequences of the perpetration of these crimes and procedural aspects of their prosecution.
    Ex. Enter indictments as instructed in rule 21.36C1.
    Ex. These denunciations make libraries look both sanctimonious and hypocritical for trying to save the world when they have failed to put ther own house in order.
    Ex. The imputation was totally without basis and was motivated purely by malice.
    ----
    * acusaciones = criminal charges.
    * acusaciones de delito criminal = criminal charges.
    * acusación + hacer = accusation + level.
    * retirar una acusación = drop + a charge.
    * suspender una acusación = stay + charge.
    * * *
    1)
    a) ( imputación) accusation
    b) (Der) charge
    2) ( parte)
    * * *
    = charge, impeachment, accusation, arraignment, exposure, denouncement, prosecution, indictment, denunciation, imputation.

    Ex: No less prestigious an authority than a Royal Commission was appointed to inquire into the charges brought against the man principally responsible for that volume.

    Ex: Enter the official proceedings and records of criminal trial, impeachment, courts-martial, etc., under the heading for the person or body prosecuted.
    Ex: In an attempt to provide counter-evidence to the accusation that the literature of gays is not being represented in library collections a study was conducted.
    Ex: Children charged with offense are usually at risk of detention between the time of arraignment and the time of hearing.
    Ex: This book is an uncompromising exposure of the ideological mist that envelops romantics and romanticists.
    Ex: The second document is a denouncement of slavery by Greenwich, who mobilizes the best tradition of scriptural exegesis to make his case.
    Ex: This article describes the legal consequences of the perpetration of these crimes and procedural aspects of their prosecution.
    Ex: Enter indictments as instructed in rule 21.36C1.
    Ex: These denunciations make libraries look both sanctimonious and hypocritical for trying to save the world when they have failed to put ther own house in order.
    Ex: The imputation was totally without basis and was motivated purely by malice.
    * acusaciones = criminal charges.
    * acusaciones de delito criminal = criminal charges.
    * acusación + hacer = accusation + level.
    * retirar una acusación = drop + a charge.
    * suspender una acusación = stay + charge.

    * * *
    A
    1 (imputación) accusation
    una serie de acusaciones contra el gobierno a series of accusations against the government
    2 ( Der) charge
    negó la acusación he denied the charge
    un crimen sobre el cual no existe ninguna acusación formal a crime for which no-one has ever been charged
    formular una acusación contra algn to bring charges against sb
    B
    (parte): la acusación the prosecution
    Compuesto:
    private prosecution
    * * *

    acusación sustantivo femenino

    b) (Der) charge

    acusación sustantivo femenino
    1 accusation: sus acusaciones me irritaron profundamente, their accusations irritated me deeply
    2 Jur (cargo) charge (fiscalía, abogados) prosecution: la acusación presentó pruebas convincentes, the prosecution presented the court with some conclusive evidence
    ' acusación' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    cuento
    - gravitar
    - negación
    - temeraria
    - temerario
    - concreto
    - desmentir
    - negar
    - negativa
    English:
    accusation
    - acquit
    - bum rap
    - case
    - charge
    - deny
    - ill-founded
    - indictment
    - prosecution
    - repudiate
    - witness
    - allegation
    - grand
    - prosecutor
    * * *
    1. [inculpación] accusation;
    Der charge;
    verter acusaciones (contra alguien) to make accusations (against sb);
    negó todas las acusaciones she denied all the charges;
    fueron juzgados bajo la acusación de terrorismo they were tried for having committed terrorist offences
    2. Der [personas]
    la acusación the prosecution
    acusación particular private action;
    la acusación popular = the prosecution which acts on behalf of pressure groups and other interested bodies in cases of public interest
    * * *
    f accusation
    * * *
    1) : accusation, charge
    2)
    la acusación : the prosecution
    * * *
    acusación n accusation

    Spanish-English dictionary > acusación

  • 8 acústico

    adj.
    acoustic, acusticus, sonic, acoustical.
    * * *
    ► adjetivo
    1 acoustic
    * * *
    1.
    2.
    * * *
    - ca adjetivo acoustic
    * * *
    = acoustic, acoustical.
    Ex. The floor is carpeted, thus providing a large degree of acoustic absorption and a unifying and dominant colour pattern through the library.
    Ex. So, the state-of-the-art in speech recognition requires the speaker to pronounce words with definite pauses between them, or else it starts with segmenting the speech on the basis of its acoustical features.
    ----
    * contaminación acústica = noise pollution, environmental noise.
    * guitarra acústica = acoustic guitar.
    * onda acústica = sound wave, acoustic wave.
    * protección acústica = hearing protection.
    * sintetizador acústico = voice synthesiser.
    * * *
    - ca adjetivo acoustic
    * * *
    = acoustic, acoustical.

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

    Ex: So, the state-of-the-art in speech recognition requires the speaker to pronounce words with definite pauses between them, or else it starts with segmenting the speech on the basis of its acoustical features.
    * contaminación acústica = noise pollution, environmental noise.
    * guitarra acústica = acoustic guitar.
    * onda acústica = sound wave, acoustic wave.
    * protección acústica = hearing protection.
    * sintetizador acústico = voice synthesiser.

    * * *
    acoustic
    * * *

    acústico
    ◊ -ca adjetivo

    acoustic
    acústico,-a adjetivo acoustic

    ' acústico' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    acústica
    English:
    acoustic
    * * *
    acústico, -a adj
    acoustic
    * * *
    acoustic
    * * *
    acústico, -ca adj
    : acoustic

    Spanish-English dictionary > acústico

  • 9 agobiar

    v.
    to overwhelm.
    * * *
    1 (doblar) to weigh/bend down
    2 (abrumar) to overwhelm
    1 (angustiarse) to worry too much, get worked up
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (=oprimir) [problemas, responsabilidad, pena] to overwhelm; [ropa] to stifle

    agobiado por las deudas, tuvo que volver a trabajar — weighed down by debts, he was forced to go back to work

    2) (=angustiar)

    me agobian las grandes ciudades — big cities are too much for me *, I find big cities very stressful

    3) (=molestar) to pester, harass

    estaban agobiándola con tantas preguntas — they were pestering o harassing her with so many questions

    4) * (=meter prisa)

    no me agobies, ya terminaré el trabajo cuando pueda — please, give me a break o get off my back, I'll finish the work when I can *

    2.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo ( abrumar) problemas/responsabilidad to weigh o get... down; calor to oppress, get... down
    2.
    agobiarse v pron (esp Esp fam) to get uptight (colloq)
    * * *
    = haunt, weigh down, harry, stress.
    Ex. Some authors, of course, object to their work being subjected to compulsory dissection for exams in the traditional deadly manner and like Bernard Shaw, they swear to haunt anyone who so mistreats them (Shaw's ghost must be busy these days).
    Ex. The passages describing the environment, though lushly written, are inclined to weigh down the narrative thrust of the novel.
    Ex. They stayed there for the winter, and spent the succeeding three summers harrying the coasts of Ireland and Scotland, after which they returned to Norway.
    Ex. The animals are captured for only a few minutes, to avoid stressing them too much.
    ----
    * agobiarse = fret, stew, stress + Nombre + out.
    * agobiarse por = fret about.
    * no agobiarse = take + Posesivo + time.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo ( abrumar) problemas/responsabilidad to weigh o get... down; calor to oppress, get... down
    2.
    agobiarse v pron (esp Esp fam) to get uptight (colloq)
    * * *
    = haunt, weigh down, harry, stress.

    Ex: Some authors, of course, object to their work being subjected to compulsory dissection for exams in the traditional deadly manner and like Bernard Shaw, they swear to haunt anyone who so mistreats them (Shaw's ghost must be busy these days).

    Ex: The passages describing the environment, though lushly written, are inclined to weigh down the narrative thrust of the novel.
    Ex: They stayed there for the winter, and spent the succeeding three summers harrying the coasts of Ireland and Scotland, after which they returned to Norway.
    Ex: The animals are captured for only a few minutes, to avoid stressing them too much.
    * agobiarse = fret, stew, stress + Nombre + out.
    * agobiarse por = fret about.
    * no agobiarse = take + Posesivo + time.

    * * *
    agobiar [A1 ]
    vt
    1 (abrumar) «problemas/responsabilidad» to weigh o get … down; «calor» to oppress, get … down
    te agobia con tanta amabilidad she overwhelms o smothers you with kindness
    este niño me agobia this child is too much for me
    2 ( esp Esp) (angustiar) to get … down
    no me agobies, dame tiempo y te lo haré don't keep on at me, give me time and I'll do it
    ■ agobiarse
    ( esp Esp fam) to get worked up, get uptight ( colloq)
    se agobió con tanto ruido y se fue the noise got too much for him and he left
    * * *

     

    agobiar ( conjugate agobiar) verbo transitivo [problemas/responsabilidad] to weigh o get … down;
    [ calor] to oppress, get … down;

    este niño me agobia this child is too much for me
    agobiar verbo transitivo to overwhelm

    ' agobiar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    asfixiar
    English:
    wear down
    * * *
    ♦ vt
    to overwhelm;
    el trabajo la agobia her work is getting on top of her;
    agobia a todos con sus problemas she drives everyone up the wall with her problems;
    me agobia con sus gritos his shouting really gets to me
    * * *
    v/t
    1 de calor stifle
    2 de problemas get on top of, overwhelm;
    agobiar de trabajo overload with work
    * * *
    1) oprimir: to oppress, to burden
    2) abrumar: to overwhelm
    3) : to wear out, to exhaust
    * * *
    1. (hacer sufrir) to get on top of
    2. (deprimir) to get down

    Spanish-English dictionary > agobiar

  • 10 aguzar

    v.
    1 to whet (apetito).
    2 to sharpen.
    Yo agucé mi sentido del oído I sharpened my sense of hearing.
    Pedro aguza tijeras para vivir Peter sharpens scissors for a living.
    3 to exacerbate, to whet, to stimulate.
    El filete aguzó mi hambre The fillet exacerbated my hunger.
    * * *
    1 (afilar) to sharpen
    2 (estimular) to spur on, prick
    1 to become sharper
    \
    aguzar el oído to prick up one's ears
    aguzar la vista to look attentively
    la necesidad aguza el ingenio necessity is the mother of invention
    * * *
    VT
    1) (=afilar) to sharpen
    2) (fig) (=incitar) to incite, stir up; [+ ingenio] to sharpen; [+ apetito] to whet
    * * *
    verbo transitivo to sharpen
    * * *
    Ex. Instructors may sharpen a difference of opinion between two students and also may tactfully cut short long-winded contributions in a debate.
    ----
    * aguzar el oído = prick (up) + Posesivo + ears, Posesivo + antennas + go up.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo to sharpen
    * * *

    Ex: Instructors may sharpen a difference of opinion between two students and also may tactfully cut short long-winded contributions in a debate.

    * aguzar el oído = prick (up) + Posesivo + ears, Posesivo + antennas + go up.

    * * *
    aguzar [A4 ]
    vt
    to sharpen
    aguzó el oído he pricked up his ears
    la necesidad aguza el ingenio necessity is the mother of invention
    tendrá que aguzar la inteligencia para resolverlo she'll have to sharpen up if she's going to find a solution
    * * *

    aguzar ( conjugate aguzar) verbo transitivo
    to sharpen;

    aguzar verbo transitivo (agudizar, afinar) to sharpen: el hambre aguza el ingenio, hunger sharpens the wits

    ' aguzar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    ingenio
    - oído
    English:
    prick up
    * * *
    aguzar vt
    1. [afilar] to sharpen
    2. [apetito] to whet
    3. [sentido, mente] to sharpen;
    aguzar el ingenio to sharpen one's wits;
    aguza el oído, a ver si oyes qué dicen listen carefully and see if you can hear what they're saying
    * * *
    v/t sharpen;
    aguzar el ingenio sharpen one’s wits;
    aguzar el oído prick up one’s ears
    * * *
    aguzar {21} vt
    1) : to sharpen
    aguzar el ingenio: to sharpen one's wits
    2)
    aguzar el oído : to prick up one's ears

    Spanish-English dictionary > aguzar

  • 11 aislado

    adj.
    1 isolated, remote, alone, cocooned.
    2 isolated, infrequent.
    3 discrete.
    m.
    isolate.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: aislar.
    * * *
    1→ link=aislar aislar
    ► adjetivo
    1 (suelto) isolated
    2 TÉCNICA insulated
    * * *
    (f. - aislada)
    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=remoto) isolated
    2) (=incomunicado) cut off

    están aislados de la civilización — they are cut off o isolated from civilization

    3) (=suelto)
    4) (Elec) insulated
    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    1)
    a) ( alejado) remote, isolated
    b) ( sin comunicación) cut off

    aislado de algo — cut off o isolated from something

    c) < caso> isolated
    2) (Elec) insulated
    * * *
    = occasional, hideaway, isolated, insulated, behind closed doors, out in the woods.
    Ex. BLAISE conduct the occasional search for those libraries which do not have access to a terminal.
    Ex. Gerould College, a co-educational undergraduate institution, is located on the outskirts of a peaceful, hideaway village in the Northeast, far from the rumbling tempo of industrialism.
    Ex. In the 1920s and 1930s more than 1 million books were being loaned each year to members as far afield as the most isolated settlers' gangs working on distant branch lines.
    Ex. Health problems and potential legal liability caused by polyvinyl chloride (PVC) insulated wiring in library building air ducts is referred to.
    Ex. Committee meetings are normally held behind closed doors but, occasionally, a committee will decide to hold a public hearing on a given topic.
    Ex. This house is located in the small village and writers can get work done here but not because they are out in the woods.
    ----
    * aislado de personalidad = personality isolate.
    * aislado por el invierno = winterbound.
    * aislado por la nieve = snowbound.
    * colina aislada = butte.
    * mantenerse aislado = keep to + Reflexivo.
    * sentirse aislado = feel + left out.
    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    1)
    a) ( alejado) remote, isolated
    b) ( sin comunicación) cut off

    aislado de algo — cut off o isolated from something

    c) < caso> isolated
    2) (Elec) insulated
    * * *
    = occasional, hideaway, isolated, insulated, behind closed doors, out in the woods.

    Ex: BLAISE conduct the occasional search for those libraries which do not have access to a terminal.

    Ex: Gerould College, a co-educational undergraduate institution, is located on the outskirts of a peaceful, hideaway village in the Northeast, far from the rumbling tempo of industrialism.
    Ex: In the 1920s and 1930s more than 1 million books were being loaned each year to members as far afield as the most isolated settlers' gangs working on distant branch lines.
    Ex: Health problems and potential legal liability caused by polyvinyl chloride (PVC) insulated wiring in library building air ducts is referred to.
    Ex: Committee meetings are normally held behind closed doors but, occasionally, a committee will decide to hold a public hearing on a given topic.
    Ex: This house is located in the small village and writers can get work done here but not because they are out in the woods.
    * aislado de personalidad = personality isolate.
    * aislado por el invierno = winterbound.
    * aislado por la nieve = snowbound.
    * colina aislada = butte.
    * mantenerse aislado = keep to + Reflexivo.
    * sentirse aislado = feel + left out.

    * * *
    aislado -da
    A
    1 (alejado) remote, isolated
    el pueblo quedó aislado durante varios días the village was cut off for several days
    aislado DE algo cut off o isolated FROM sth
    desde que ella murió vive aislado del mundo since she died he's cut himself off from the world
    una zona aislada de la civilización an area cut off o isolated from civilization
    3 ‹caso› isolated
    B ( Elec) insulated
    * * *

    Del verbo aislar: ( conjugate aislar)

    aislado es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    aislado    
    aislar
    aislado
    ◊ -da adjetivo




    vive aislado del mundo he's cut himself off from the world
    c) ‹ caso› isolated

    d) (Elec) insulated

    aislar ( conjugate aislar) verbo transitivo
    a) (apartar, separar) ‹ enfermo› to isolate, keep in isolation;

    ‹ preso› to place … in solitary confinement;
    ‹ virus› to isolate

    c) (Elec) to insulate

    aislarse verbo pronominal ( refl) to cut oneself off
    aislado,-a adjetivo
    1 isolated
    2 Téc insulated
    aislar verbo transitivo
    1 to isolate
    2 Téc to insulate
    ' aislado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    aislada
    - incomunicada
    - incomunicado
    - tampoco
    - diablo
    - perdido
    English:
    isolated
    - isolation
    - lonely
    - marooned
    - remote
    - remotely
    - scattered
    - snow in
    - snowbound
    - cut
    - occasional
    - secluded
    - snow
    * * *
    aislado, -a adj
    1. [remoto] isolated
    2. [incomunicado] cut off;
    nos quedamos aislados por la nieve we were cut off by the snow;
    vive aislado del resto del mundo he has cut himself off from the rest of the world
    3. [singular] isolated
    4. [cable, pared] insulated
    * * *
    adj isolated
    * * *
    aislado, -da adj
    : isolated, alone
    * * *
    aislado adj isolated

    Spanish-English dictionary > aislado

  • 12 al unísono

    adv.
    in chorus, in unison, en bloc, simultaneously.
    * * *
    in unison
    * * *
    = in concert, unison, with one voice, in unison
    Ex. Such a scheme, though, can only work if libraries act in concert politically to impart new ground rules to users.
    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.
    Ex. There is something depressing about people demonstrating solidarity for ethnic separation with 'one voice'.
    Ex. Macaronic poetry is often used as a vehicle for humorous social criticism, but also as a ludic exercise and linguistic challenge, or simply for the delight of hearing different languages in unison.
    * * *
    = in concert, unison, with one voice, in unison

    Ex: Such a scheme, though, can only work if libraries act in concert politically to impart new ground rules to users.

    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.
    Ex: There is something depressing about people demonstrating solidarity for ethnic separation with 'one voice'.
    Ex: Macaronic poetry is often used as a vehicle for humorous social criticism, but also as a ludic exercise and linguistic challenge, or simply for the delight of hearing different languages in unison.

    Spanish-English dictionary > al unísono

  • 13 alboroto

    m.
    1 din (ruido).
    2 fuss, to-do (jaleo).
    3 lot of noise, brawl, riot, bustle.
    4 frolic, noise, hullabaloo.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: alborotar.
    * * *
    1 (gritería) din, racket, row
    2 (desorden) uproar, commotion, disturbance
    3 (sobresalto) shock, alarm
    * * *
    noun m.
    2) riot
    * * *
    SM
    1) (=disturbio) disturbance; (=vocerío) racket, row; (=jaleo) uproar; (=motín) riot; (=pelea) brawl
    2) (=susto) scare, alarm
    3) pl alborotos CAm (=rosetas de maíz) popcorn sing
    * * *
    a) (agitación, nerviosismo) agitation; ( excitación) excitement
    b) ( ruido) racket
    c) (disturbio, jaleo) disturbance, commotion; ( motín) riot
    * * *
    = fuss, buzz, hype, the, uproar, hoopla, hue and cry, hubbub, spin, commotion, hilarity, rumpus, racket, fracas, hustle and bustle, hurly-burly, riot.
    Ex. Hernandez decided that if he wished to survive in this restrictive atmosphere his options were clearly the following: don't make waves, do a good job with no fuss of which he could be proud, and try to gain Balzac's respect.
    Ex. The article is entitled 'Turf wars in the playback software arena: Microsoft Netshow, Windows Multimedia Player, and all that buzz'.
    Ex. However, given the hype about the networking of public libraries in the US, it is perhaps surprising to note that only 21% have some form of connection to the Internet.
    Ex. The film tells of the uproar the librarian created when he extended an invitation to an advocate of theories on black inferiority to address a high school assembly.
    Ex. Amid the hoopla, she hasn't forgotten its roots.
    Ex. There was no great hue and cry from the coastal community when the two papers appeared in print.
    Ex. And arming himself with patience and piety he tarried awhile until the hubbub was stilled.
    Ex. In our media saturated world of high-blown hype and suffocating spin they do their best to tell you the truth.
    Ex. She pleaded, futilely, in broken French, until an elderly man, hearing the commotion, came to her rescue.
    Ex. The author combines southern warmth with unabashed emotion and side-splitting hilarity.
    Ex. Then reading of this story aloud to young children as they look at the pictures, needs a firm, quiet voice, until that glorious wordless pictorial passage showing the 'wild rumpus,' when at least one reader discovers it is necessary to give a one-man vocal performance of some rumbustious classical music as accompaniment to the viewing of those pages.
    Ex. He says the library science degree is a racket; that there's nothing taught in library school that can't be better learned on the job.
    Ex. There are, as I see it, approximately three positions one can take on the matter, each with its own adherents in the current fracas.
    Ex. The article ' Hustle and bustle or solemn silence?' argues that changes in society require a re-examination of the library's role.
    Ex. No, the hurly-burly of politics holds no enchantment for me, I in fact have a deep rooted scepticism and I am disillusioned about politics.
    Ex. The subjects referred to recur frequently in the writings of the 'socially committed' -- drugs, sex, racism, student unrest, riots, scandals in government, conservation, the role of women in society are among them.
    ----
    * causar un gran alboroto = make + a splash.
    * provocar un gran alboroto = make + a splash.
    * * *
    a) (agitación, nerviosismo) agitation; ( excitación) excitement
    b) ( ruido) racket
    c) (disturbio, jaleo) disturbance, commotion; ( motín) riot
    * * *
    = fuss, buzz, hype, the, uproar, hoopla, hue and cry, hubbub, spin, commotion, hilarity, rumpus, racket, fracas, hustle and bustle, hurly-burly, riot.

    Ex: Hernandez decided that if he wished to survive in this restrictive atmosphere his options were clearly the following: don't make waves, do a good job with no fuss of which he could be proud, and try to gain Balzac's respect.

    Ex: The article is entitled 'Turf wars in the playback software arena: Microsoft Netshow, Windows Multimedia Player, and all that buzz'.
    Ex: However, given the hype about the networking of public libraries in the US, it is perhaps surprising to note that only 21% have some form of connection to the Internet.
    Ex: The film tells of the uproar the librarian created when he extended an invitation to an advocate of theories on black inferiority to address a high school assembly.
    Ex: Amid the hoopla, she hasn't forgotten its roots.
    Ex: There was no great hue and cry from the coastal community when the two papers appeared in print.
    Ex: And arming himself with patience and piety he tarried awhile until the hubbub was stilled.
    Ex: In our media saturated world of high-blown hype and suffocating spin they do their best to tell you the truth.
    Ex: She pleaded, futilely, in broken French, until an elderly man, hearing the commotion, came to her rescue.
    Ex: The author combines southern warmth with unabashed emotion and side-splitting hilarity.
    Ex: Then reading of this story aloud to young children as they look at the pictures, needs a firm, quiet voice, until that glorious wordless pictorial passage showing the 'wild rumpus,' when at least one reader discovers it is necessary to give a one-man vocal performance of some rumbustious classical music as accompaniment to the viewing of those pages.
    Ex: He says the library science degree is a racket; that there's nothing taught in library school that can't be better learned on the job.
    Ex: There are, as I see it, approximately three positions one can take on the matter, each with its own adherents in the current fracas.
    Ex: The article ' Hustle and bustle or solemn silence?' argues that changes in society require a re-examination of the library's role.
    Ex: No, the hurly-burly of politics holds no enchantment for me, I in fact have a deep rooted scepticism and I am disillusioned about politics.
    Ex: The subjects referred to recur frequently in the writings of the 'socially committed' -- drugs, sex, racism, student unrest, riots, scandals in government, conservation, the role of women in society are among them.
    * causar un gran alboroto = make + a splash.
    * provocar un gran alboroto = make + a splash.

    * * *
    A
    1 (agitación, nerviosismo) agitation; (excitación) excitement
    2 (ruido) racket
    B
    1 (disturbio, jaleo) disturbance, commotion, ruckus ( AmE colloq)
    2 (motín) riot
    * * *

    Del verbo alborotar: ( conjugate alborotar)

    alboroto es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    alborotó es:

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

    Multiple Entries:
    alborotar    
    alboroto
    alborotar ( conjugate alborotar) verbo intransitivo
    to make a racket
    verbo transitivo
    a) ( agitar) to agitate, get … agitated;

    ( excitar) to get … excited
    b) ‹ muchedumbre› to stir up

    alborotarse verbo pronominal
    a) ( agitarse) to get agitated o upset;

    ( excitarse) to get excited

    alboroto sustantivo masculino
    a) (agitación, nerviosismo) agitation;

    ( excitación) excitement

    c) (disturbio, jaleo) disturbance, commotion;

    ( motín) riot
    alborotar
    I verbo transitivo
    1 (causar agitación) to agitate, work up
    2 (revolver, desordenar) to make untidy, turn upside down
    II vi (causar jaleo) to kick up a racket
    alboroto sustantivo masculino
    1 (jaleo) din, racket
    2 (disturbios) disturbance, uproar
    ' alboroto' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    alteración
    - armar
    - gresca
    - mogollón
    - organizarse
    - barullo
    - bochinche
    - bronca
    - escándalo
    - jaleo
    - tumulto
    English:
    commotion
    - disturbance
    - excitement
    - fuss
    - hubbub
    - pandemonium
    - rowdy
    - uproar
    - up
    * * *
    ♦ nm
    1. [ruido] din;
    había mucho alboroto en la calle there was a lot of noise in the street
    2. [jaleo] fuss, to-do;
    se armó un gran alboroto there was a huge fuss;
    se produjeron alborotos callejeros there were street disturbances
    ♦ alborotos nmpl
    CAm popcorn
    * * *
    m commotion
    * * *
    1) : disturbance, ruckus
    2) motín: riot
    * * *
    1. (jaleo) racket
    2. (disturbio) disturbance / riot

    Spanish-English dictionary > alboroto

  • 14 andanzas

    f.pl.
    1 adventures.
    2 wanderings, walkabouts.
    * * *
    1 adventures
    * * *
    femenino plural adventures (pl)
    * * *
    = wanderings, high jinks [hijinks], hijinks [high jinks], antics.
    Ex. But I do believe that the research data indicate that the people who do now go into libraries could be helped more in their wanderings amongst the books.
    Ex. The novel has a striking emphasis on matters such high jinks, horseplay, capers, and antics.
    Ex. Again and again, the author races past important events in Evans' life in order to dwell on all his bedroom conquests and juvenile hijinks.
    Ex. The novel has a striking emphasis on matters such high jinks, horseplay, capers, and antics.
    * * *
    femenino plural adventures (pl)
    * * *
    = wanderings, high jinks [hijinks], hijinks [high jinks], antics.

    Ex: But I do believe that the research data indicate that the people who do now go into libraries could be helped more in their wanderings amongst the books.

    Ex: The novel has a striking emphasis on matters such high jinks, horseplay, capers, and antics.
    Ex: Again and again, the author races past important events in Evans' life in order to dwell on all his bedroom conquests and juvenile hijinks.
    Ex: The novel has a striking emphasis on matters such high jinks, horseplay, capers, and antics.

    * * *
    adventures (pl)
    * * *

    andanzas sustantivo femenino plural
    adventures (pl)
    andanzas fpl adventures: mi abuelo nos divertía relatándonos sus andanzas de juventud, we enjoyed hearing my grandfather's tales of his adventures as a young man
    ' andanzas' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    novelesco
    * * *
    andanzas nfpl
    [peripecias] adventures
    * * *
    fpl adventures
    * * *
    andanzas nfpl
    : adventures

    Spanish-English dictionary > andanzas

  • 15 animal marino

    m.
    sea creature, marine animal.
    * * *
    Ex. The study suggests that marine animals could suffer detrimental effects ranging from a loss of hearing to increased stressed levels as a result of environmental noise.
    * * *

    Ex: The study suggests that marine animals could suffer detrimental effects ranging from a loss of hearing to increased stressed levels as a result of environmental noise.

    Spanish-English dictionary > animal marino

  • 16 aparato

    m.
    1 machine.
    aparato de diálisis kidney machine
    aparatos gimnásticos apparatus (en competición, escuela)
    aparato de televisión television set
    aparato de vídeo video (cassette) recorder
    2 plane.
    4 system (anatomy).
    aparato circulatorio circulatory system
    aparato digestivo digestive system
    aparato reproductor reproductive system
    aparato respiratorio respiratory system
    aparato urinario urinary tract
    Aparato respiratorio Respiratory system.
    5 machinery (politics).
    6 pomp, ostentation.
    7 appliance, gadget, mechanism, unit.
    8 brace.
    9 theatricality, exaggeration.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: aparatar.
    * * *
    1 (mecanismo) (piece of) apparatus, set; (eléctrico) appliance
    2 (dispositivo) device; (instrumento) instrument
    3 (teléfono) telephone
    4 (avión) plane
    5 (exageración) exaggeration
    6 (ostentación) pomp, display, show
    7 (tormenta) flashes of lightning plural
    \
    aparato auditivo hearing aid
    aparato de radio radio set
    aparato de televisión television set
    aparato digestivo ANATOMÍA digestive system
    aparato ortopédico orthopedic aid
    el aparato del estado the State apparatus
    * * *
    noun m.
    3) appliance, set
    * * *
    SM
    1) (Téc) machine

    aparato fotográfico — photographic instrument, camera

    aparatos de mando — (Aer) controls

    aparatos periféricos — (Inform) peripherals

    2) (Elec) (=electrodoméstico) appliance; (=televisor, radio) set
    3) (Telec) phone, telephone

    • al aparato, -¿puedo hablar con Pilar Ruiz? -al aparato — "can I speak to Pilar Ruiz?" - "speaking"

    ¡Gerardo, al aparato! — Gerardo, telephone!

    colgar el aparato — to put down the phone, hang up

    4) (Med)

    aparato dental, aparato de ortodoncia — brace, braces pl (EEUU)

    aparato ortopédico — surgical appliance, orthopaedic aid, orthopedic aid (US)

    5) (Gimnasia) (=máquina) exercise machine, fitness machine; (=anillas, barras) piece of apparatus
    6) (Aer) aircraft, airplane (EEUU)
    7) (=formalismo, artificio)
    8) (Pol) (=estructura) [de base] machine; [de control] machinery

    el aparato del partido — the party machine, the party apparatus

    aparato estatal — state system, government machinery

    9) (Meteo)
    10) (=indicios) signs pl, symptoms pl ; (Med) symptoms pl ; (Psic) syndrome
    11) (Literat)
    12) ** (=pene) equipment *; (=vagina) pussy ***
    * * *
    1)
    b) ( de televisión) set; ( de radio) receiver
    2) ( para gimnasia) piece of apparatus

    los aparatos — the apparatus, the equipment

    3)
    a) ( audífono) tb
    b) (Odont) tb

    aparatos — braces (pl)

    4) ( teléfono) telephone
    5) (frml) ( avión) aircraft
    6) (estructura, sistema) machine
    7) ( ceremonia) pomp
    8) (fam & euf) ( pene) weenie (AmE colloq), willy (BrE colloq); ( genitales masculinos) equipment (euph)
    •
    * * *
    = apparatus, device, machine, whatchamacallit, gadget, widget, rig, appliance, unit, contraption.
    Ex. The abstracts of research papers will typically represent the methodology employed, in particular, apparatus, equipment, tools, materials.
    Ex. The extent of application of the synthetic devices will vary from one library to another.
    Ex. Synonyms, related terms and other variants must now be collected, either by human selection, or with the aid of the machine.
    Ex. In his book's section ' Watchamacallit' he forecasts that communication between user and machine will be through voice for entering text and a pen-like device for pointing.
    Ex. The article is entitled 'Exhibits in the American Pavilion at the 1958 Brussels World's Fair: women's clothing, men's gadgets, hot dogs and haute couture'.
    Ex. The term widget is taken from the 1963 movie, 'The Wheeler-Dealers'.
    Ex. An adjustable seating rig was used to create the three-dimensional shape of a static lounge chair.
    Ex. People want information available through the appliances they use in the mainstream of their daily lives.
    Ex. Data-capture units are light pens, and such units can be made available at various locations in the library for public consultation.
    Ex. If you are in cahoots with the circle of power, you get your projects approved in no time, and in some cases, you can build the most hideous and unsightly contraption.
    ----
    * aparato burocrático = bureaucratic apparatus.
    * aparato de aire acondicionado = air conditioner.
    * aparato de grabación = recorder.
    * aparato de informática del tamaño de la palma de la mano = palm computing device.
    * aparato de lectura = reading machine.
    * aparato del partido = party machinery.
    * aparato de medición = meter.
    * aparato de radio = radio set.
    * aparato de televisión = television set, TV set.
    * aparato de vídeo = videocassette recorder (VCR), home video recorder, video recorder.
    * aparato digestivo = gastrointestinal tract, digestive tract.
    * aparato eléctrico = electrical apparatus, power appliance.
    * aparato electrónico = electronic device.
    * aparato motorizado = motorised device.
    * aparato óptico = optical device.
    * aparato para el uso de la información = information appliance.
    * aparato para usar Internet = Internet appliance.
    * aparato político = machine politics.
    * aparato propagandista = propaganda machine.
    * aparatos = gadgetry, mechanical equipment.
    * aparatos de vídeo = video equipment.
    * aparatos eléctricos = electrical equipment, electrical appliances, appliances, household appliances.
    * aparatos eléctricos del hogar = home appliances, domestic appliances, home appliances.
    * aparatos electrónicos = electronic(s) appliances.
    * aparato urinario = urinary tract.
    * zona con aparatos electrónicos = equipment area.
    * * *
    1)
    b) ( de televisión) set; ( de radio) receiver
    2) ( para gimnasia) piece of apparatus

    los aparatos — the apparatus, the equipment

    3)
    a) ( audífono) tb
    b) (Odont) tb

    aparatos — braces (pl)

    4) ( teléfono) telephone
    5) (frml) ( avión) aircraft
    6) (estructura, sistema) machine
    7) ( ceremonia) pomp
    8) (fam & euf) ( pene) weenie (AmE colloq), willy (BrE colloq); ( genitales masculinos) equipment (euph)
    •
    * * *
    = apparatus, device, machine, whatchamacallit, gadget, widget, rig, appliance, unit, contraption.

    Ex: The abstracts of research papers will typically represent the methodology employed, in particular, apparatus, equipment, tools, materials.

    Ex: The extent of application of the synthetic devices will vary from one library to another.
    Ex: Synonyms, related terms and other variants must now be collected, either by human selection, or with the aid of the machine.
    Ex: In his book's section ' Watchamacallit' he forecasts that communication between user and machine will be through voice for entering text and a pen-like device for pointing.
    Ex: The article is entitled 'Exhibits in the American Pavilion at the 1958 Brussels World's Fair: women's clothing, men's gadgets, hot dogs and haute couture'.
    Ex: The term widget is taken from the 1963 movie, 'The Wheeler-Dealers'.
    Ex: An adjustable seating rig was used to create the three-dimensional shape of a static lounge chair.
    Ex: People want information available through the appliances they use in the mainstream of their daily lives.
    Ex: Data-capture units are light pens, and such units can be made available at various locations in the library for public consultation.
    Ex: If you are in cahoots with the circle of power, you get your projects approved in no time, and in some cases, you can build the most hideous and unsightly contraption.
    * aparato burocrático = bureaucratic apparatus.
    * aparato de aire acondicionado = air conditioner.
    * aparato de grabación = recorder.
    * aparato de informática del tamaño de la palma de la mano = palm computing device.
    * aparato de lectura = reading machine.
    * aparato del partido = party machinery.
    * aparato de medición = meter.
    * aparato de radio = radio set.
    * aparato de televisión = television set, TV set.
    * aparato de vídeo = videocassette recorder (VCR), home video recorder, video recorder.
    * aparato digestivo = gastrointestinal tract, digestive tract.
    * aparato eléctrico = electrical apparatus, power appliance.
    * aparato electrónico = electronic device.
    * aparato motorizado = motorised device.
    * aparato óptico = optical device.
    * aparato para el uso de la información = information appliance.
    * aparato para usar Internet = Internet appliance.
    * aparato político = machine politics.
    * aparato propagandista = propaganda machine.
    * aparatos = gadgetry, mechanical equipment.
    * aparatos de vídeo = video equipment.
    * aparatos eléctricos = electrical equipment, electrical appliances, appliances, household appliances.
    * aparatos eléctricos del hogar = home appliances, domestic appliances, home appliances.
    * aparatos electrónicos = electronic(s) appliances.
    * aparato urinario = urinary tract.
    * zona con aparatos electrónicos = equipment area.

    * * *
    A
    1
    (máquina): tiene la cocina llena de aparatos eléctricos the kitchen is full of electrical appliances
    ese tipo de análisis requiere aparatos especiales that type of test requires special equipment
    uno de esos aparatos para hacer zumo one of those juicer machines
    el aparato para tomarte la tensión the apparatus for taking your blood pressure
    2 (de televisión) set, receiver; (de radio) receiver
    B (para gimnasia) piece of apparatus
    los aparatos the apparatus, the equipment
    Compuesto:
    rowing machine
    C
    aparato auditivo hearing aid
    2 ( Odont) tb
    aparatos braces (pl), brace ( BrE)
    D (teléfono) telephone
    ponerse al aparato to come to the phone
    ¡al aparato! speaking!
    E ( frml) (avión) aircraft
    F (estructura, sistema) machine
    el aparato del partido the party machine
    el aparato represivo montado por la dictadura the machinery of repression set up under the dictatorship
    G
    fue recibido con mucho aparato he was received with great pomp (and ceremony)
    todo el aparato que acompañó a la boda del príncipe all the pageantry which accompanied the prince's wedding
    2 ( fam) (jaleo, escándalo) fuss ( colloq), to-do ( colloq)
    H ( fam euf) (pene) thing ( colloq), weenie ( AmE colloq), willy ( BrE colloq); (genitales masculinos) equipment ( euph)
    Compuestos:
    circulatory system
    critical apparatus
    digestive system
    thunder and lightning
    surgical appliance
    respiratory system
    * * *

     

    aparato sustantivo masculino
    1
    a) ( máquina):


    aparatos eléctricos electrical appliances

    ( de radio) receiver


    aparato auditivo hearing aid
    d) (Odont) tb

    ◊ aparatos braces (pl)



    2 ( para gimnasia) piece of apparatus;

    3 (frml) ( avión) aircraft
    4 (estructura, sistema) machine;

    aparato circulatorio/digestivo/respiratorio circulatory/digestive/respiratory system
    aparato sustantivo masculino
    1 (piece of) apparatus
    (dispositivo) device
    (instrumento) instrument
    aparato de radio/televisión, radio/television set
    2 Med system
    aparato reproductor, reproductive system
    3 (lujo, pompa) display, pomp
    4 fam (teléfono) phone: ponte al aparato, come to the phone
    5 (corrector de los dientes) braces
    6 (señal que acompaña a un suceso) fue una tormenta con mucho aparato eléctrico, it was a storm with lots of thunder and lightning
    7 (grupo que decide en una organización, Estado, etc) machine
    ' aparato' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    bloquear
    - cable
    - chisme
    - deshecha
    - deshecho
    - escacharrarse
    - escénica
    - escénico
    - esfera
    - extensor
    - extensora
    - frigoría
    - ingenio
    - joder
    - lector
    - lectora
    - palanca
    - probar
    - programar
    - radio
    - registrador
    - registradora
    - sensibilidad
    - sensible
    - simulador
    - simuladora
    - soldador
    - soldadora
    - trastorno
    - vídeo
    - ala
    - arreglar
    - artilugio
    - asador
    - aspirar
    - bip
    - cacharro
    - cámara
    - carcacha
    - carcasa
    - cocina
    - compact disc
    - cuatrapearse
    - dañar
    - descomponer
    - descompuesto
    - desconectar
    - digestivo
    - digital
    - dispositivo
    English:
    apparatus
    - balance
    - brace
    - built-in
    - damage
    - detector
    - device
    - disconnect
    - domestic
    - fax
    - foolproof
    - hire
    - life-support
    - machine
    - machinery
    - mechanics
    - misuse
    - perform
    - radio set
    - scrambler
    - set
    - setting
    - television (set)
    - time-saving
    - toilet
    - transmitter
    - try
    - useful
    - video
    - walkie-talkie
    - watch
    - wire
    - appliance
    - calipers
    - gadget
    - system
    - two
    - widget
    * * *
    1. [máquina] machine;
    [electrodoméstico] appliance;
    compró un aparato para medir el viento she bought a device to measure the wind speed
    aparato de diálisis dialysis machine;
    aparatos eléctricos electrical appliances;
    aparatos electrónicos electronic devices;
    aparatos de laboratorio laboratory apparatus;
    aparato de televisión television set;
    aparato de vídeo video recorder
    2. [teléfono]
    ¿quién está al aparato? who's speaking?;
    ¡al aparato! speaking!
    3. [avión] plane
    4. [prótesis] aid;
    [para dientes] braces, Br brace aparato para sordos hearing aid
    5. [en gimnasia] [en competición, escuela] piece of apparatus;
    [en gimnasio privado] exercise machine aparatos gimnásticos [en competición, escuela] apparatus;
    aparato de remo rowing machine
    6. Anat aparato circulatorio circulatory system;
    aparato digestivo digestive system;
    aparato excretor excretory system;
    aparato genital genitalia, genitals;
    aparato locomotor locomotor system;
    aparato olfativo olfactory system;
    aparato reproductor reproductive system;
    aparato respiratorio respiratory system;
    aparato urinario urinary tract;
    aparato visual visual system
    7. Pol
    el aparato del Estado the machinery of State;
    el aparato del partido [altos mandos] the party leadership;
    [organización] the party machinery;
    el aparato represivo the machinery of repression
    8. [ostentación] pomp, ostentation;
    una boda con gran aparato a wedding with a lot of pomp and ceremony
    9. Meteo aparato eléctrico thunder and lightning;
    una tormenta con impresionante aparato eléctrico a storm with an impressive display of thunder and lightning
    10. Fam [genitales de hombre] equipment, Br tackle
    * * *
    m
    1 piece of equipment; doméstico appliance;
    al aparato TELEC speaking
    2 BIO, ANAT system
    3 de partido político machine
    * * *
    1) : machine, appliance, apparatus
    aparato auditivo: hearing aid
    aparato de televisión: television set
    2) : system
    aparato digestivo: digestive system
    3) : display, ostentation
    sin aparato: without ceremony
    4) aparatos nmpl
    : braces (for the teeth)
    * * *
    1. (mecanismo) device / thing
    2. (doméstico) appliance
    3. (televisión, radio) set
    5. (de gimnasio) a piece of apparatus

    Spanish-English dictionary > aparato

  • 17 apelación

    f.
    appeal, beseechment, entreaty, plea.
    * * *
    1 DERECHO appeal
    2 (llamamiento) appeal, call
    3 figurado help
    \
    no tener apelación to be helpless
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    SF
    1) (Jur) appeal

    sin apelación — without appeal, final

    interponer apelación — to appeal, lodge an appeal

    2) (=remedio) help, remedy

    no hay apelación, esto no tiene apelación — it's a hopeless case

    * * *
    femenino appeal

    presentar or interponer una apelación — to appeal, lodge an appeal

    * * *
    = appeal, hearing of appeals.
    Ex. This article details the first decision in a case of copyright infringement, the appeal, and the dissention of one of he judges.
    Ex. Each of the three agencies in a consortium is to have an equal voice in planning, policy formation, assignment of responsibilities, evaluation of programs, and the hearing of appeals.
    ----
    * juzgado de apelación = appellate court.
    * repertorios de recursos de apelación = records of appeal proceedings.
    * tribunal de apelaciones = court of appeal, appeal(s) court.
    * * *
    femenino appeal

    presentar or interponer una apelación — to appeal, lodge an appeal

    * * *
    = appeal, hearing of appeals.

    Ex: This article details the first decision in a case of copyright infringement, the appeal, and the dissention of one of he judges.

    Ex: Each of the three agencies in a consortium is to have an equal voice in planning, policy formation, assignment of responsibilities, evaluation of programs, and the hearing of appeals.
    * juzgado de apelación = appellate court.
    * repertorios de recursos de apelación = records of appeal proceedings.
    * tribunal de apelaciones = court of appeal, appeal(s) court.

    * * *
    1 ( Der) appeal
    presentar or interponer una apelación to appeal, lodge an appeal
    conceder/denegar la apelación to uphold/reject the appeal
    2 (llamamiento) appeal
    * * *

    apelación sustantivo femenino
    appeal
    ' apelación' also found in these entries:
    English:
    appeal
    - appellate
    - appellate court
    * * *
    1. Der appeal;
    interponer una apelación to lodge o make an appeal
    2. [llamado] appeal;
    hizo una apelación al sentimiento nacionalista she made an appeal to nationalist sentiment
    * * *
    f JUR, DEP appeal;
    * * *
    apelación nf, pl - ciones : appeal (in court)

    Spanish-English dictionary > apelación

  • 18 arresto

    m.
    1 arrest.
    2 detention, imprisonment.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: arrestar.
    * * *
    1 arrest
    1 (ímpetu) daring sing, guts
    \
    tener arrestos to be bold, be daring
    estar bajo arresto to be under arrest
    arresto mayor close arrest
    arresto menor open arrest
    * * *
    noun m.
    * * *
    SM
    1) (Jur) (=acción) arrest; (=detención) remand; (Mil) detention, confinement

    arresto mayor — Esp imprisonment for from one month and a day to six months

    arresto menor — Esp imprisonment for from one day to thirty days

    2) pl arrestos (=arrojo) daring sing

    tener arrestos — to be bold, be daring

    * * *
    1) (Der, Mil)
    a) ( detención) arrest
    b) ( prisión) detention
    2) arrestos masculino plural ( audacia) boldness, daring

    no tiene arrestos para... — she's not daring o bold enough to...

    * * *
    = arrest, detention.
    Ex. The number of drug related arrests in the USA has increased considerably.
    Ex. Children charged with offense are usually at risk of detention between the time of arraignment and the time of hearing.
    ----
    * arresto domiciliario = house arrest.
    * bajo arresto domiciliario = under house arrest.
    * estar bajo arresto = be under arrest.
    * hacer un arresto = make + an arrest.
    * orden de arresto = warrant for + Posesivo + arrest, arrest warrant.
    * * *
    1) (Der, Mil)
    a) ( detención) arrest
    b) ( prisión) detention
    2) arrestos masculino plural ( audacia) boldness, daring

    no tiene arrestos para... — she's not daring o bold enough to...

    * * *
    = arrest, detention.

    Ex: The number of drug related arrests in the USA has increased considerably.

    Ex: Children charged with offense are usually at risk of detention between the time of arraignment and the time of hearing.
    * arresto domiciliario = house arrest.
    * bajo arresto domiciliario = under house arrest.
    * estar bajo arresto = be under arrest.
    * hacer un arresto = make + an arrest.
    * orden de arresto = warrant for + Posesivo + arrest, arrest warrant.

    * * *
    A ( Der, Mil)
    se encuentran bajo arresto en la comisaría they are being held in custody at o they are under arrest in the police station
    2 (prisión) detention
    Compuestos:
    house arrest
    se encuentra bajo arresto domiciliario he is under house arrest
    fue condenado a seis meses de arresto mayor he was sentenced to six months imprisonment o in prison
    preventive detention
    B arrestos mpl (valor, audacia) spirit, boldness, daring; (energía) energy
    no tiene arrestos para hacerlo she's not daring o bold enough to do it
    * * *

    Del verbo arrestar: ( conjugate arrestar)

    arresto es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    arrestó es:

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

    Multiple Entries:
    arrestar    
    arresto
    arrestar ( conjugate arrestar) verbo transitivo
    to arrest
    arresto sustantivo masculino (Der, Mil)



    arrestar verbo transitivo to arrest
    arresto sustantivo masculino arrest
    Jur arresto domiciliario, house arrest
    ' arresto' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    orden
    - detención
    English:
    apprehension
    - arrest
    - detain
    - detention
    - under
    - house
    - warrant
    * * *
    1. [detención] arrest;
    su arresto se produjo en plena calle he was arrested in broad daylight;
    durante su arresto lo torturaron while under arrest he was tortured
    2. [reclusión]
    al soldado le impusieron dos días de arresto the soldier was locked up for two days
    arresto domiciliario house arrest;
    arresto mayor = prison sentence of between one month and a day and six months;
    arresto menor = prison sentence of between one and thirty days
    * * *
    m
    1 arrest;
    orden de arresto arrest warrant
    2
    :
    arrestos pl spirit sg, daring sg
    * * *
    1) detención: arrest
    2) arrestos nmpl
    : boldness, daring

    Spanish-English dictionary > arresto

  • 19 audición

    f.
    1 hearing.
    2 hearing, audition, audience.
    3 listening-in, open call.
    4 audition.
    * * *
    1 (acción) hearing; (radio, televisión) reception
    2 TEATRO audition
    ■ les hicieron una audición they had an audition, they were auditioned
    3 MÚSICA concert
    * * *
    SF
    1) (Med) hearing
    2) (Teat) audition

    dar audición a algn — to audition sb, give sb an audition

    3) (Mús) concert
    4) LAm (Com, Econ) audit
    * * *
    1) ( facultad de oír) hearing
    2) ( prueba) audition

    le hicieron una audición — he was auditioned, he had an audition

    3) (RPl) (Rad) program*
    * * *
    = hearing, audition, tryout.
    Ex. In congenitally deaf cats, the auditory system is deprived of acoustic input because of degeneration of the organ of Corti before the onset of hearing.
    Ex. Applicants may receive information regarding these auditions by sending a one-page written resume to this office no later than October 20, 2008.
    Ex. Nearly 200 players submitted applications to be considered for the tryouts and the pool was narrowed to 84.
    ----
    * audición musical = music audition.
    * hacer una audición = audition.
    * pérdida de audición = loss of hearing, hearing loss.
    * * *
    1) ( facultad de oír) hearing
    2) ( prueba) audition

    le hicieron una audición — he was auditioned, he had an audition

    3) (RPl) (Rad) program*
    * * *
    = hearing, audition, tryout.

    Ex: In congenitally deaf cats, the auditory system is deprived of acoustic input because of degeneration of the organ of Corti before the onset of hearing.

    Ex: Applicants may receive information regarding these auditions by sending a one-page written resume to this office no later than October 20, 2008.
    Ex: Nearly 200 players submitted applications to be considered for the tryouts and the pool was narrowed to 84.
    * audición musical = music audition.
    * hacer una audición = audition.
    * pérdida de audición = loss of hearing, hearing loss.

    * * *
    B (prueba) audition
    le hicieron una audición para el papel de Hamlet he auditioned o was auditioned o had an audition for the role of Hamlet
    C ( RPl) ( Rad) program*
    * * *

    audición sustantivo femenino
    1 ( facultad de oír) hearing
    2 ( prueba) audition
    3 (RPl) (Rad) program( conjugate program)
    audición sustantivo femenino
    1 hearing
    2 Mús Teat audition
    ' audición' also found in these entries:
    English:
    audition
    - impair
    * * *
    1. [acción de oír] hearing
    2. [de música] concert;
    [de poesía] reading, recital
    3. [selección de artistas] audition
    4. RP [programa] programme
    * * *
    f
    1 hearing
    2 Rpl
    RAD program, Br
    programme
    3 TEA audition
    4 JUR hearing
    * * *
    1) : hearing
    2) : audition
    * * *

    Spanish-English dictionary > audición

  • 20 audiencia

    f.
    1 audience.
    dar audiencia to grant an audience
    2 hearing (law) (juicio).
    audiencia provincial provincial court
    audiencia Nacional = court in Madrid dealing with cases that cannot be dealt with at regional level
    audiencia pública public hearing
    3 High Court, courthouse, session, court house.
    * * *
    1 (recepción) audience, hearing
    2 (entrevista) formal interview
    3 DERECHO high court
    4 (público) audience
    \
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=acto) audience; (=entrevista) formal interview
    2) (Jur) (=tribunal) court; (=palacio) assizes pl ; (=sala) audience chamber

    audiencia pública — (Pol) public hearing

    3) (=personas) audience; [de periódico] readership; (Radio, TV) audience

    índice de audiencia — ratings pl, audience ratings pl

    * * *
    1) ( cita) audience

    pedir/conceder audiencia — to seek/grant an audience

    2) (Der)
    a) ( tribunal) court
    b) ( sesión) hearing
    3) (espectadores, oyentes) audience
    * * *
    Ex. Various publishers have reputations for specific styles, subject areas or works for specific audiences.
    ----
    * Audiencia Nacional, la = High Court, the.
    * audiencia provincial = crown court.
    * audiencia pública = public hearing.
    * audiencia radiofónica = radio listeners, listenership.
    * audiencia televisiva = television viewing figures.
    * índice de audiencia = rating.
    * programación televisiva de mayor audiencia = prime time television.
    * programa de mayor audiencia = prime time programme, prime time show.
    * * *
    1) ( cita) audience

    pedir/conceder audiencia — to seek/grant an audience

    2) (Der)
    a) ( tribunal) court
    b) ( sesión) hearing
    3) (espectadores, oyentes) audience
    * * *

    Ex: Various publishers have reputations for specific styles, subject areas or works for specific audiences.

    * Audiencia Nacional, la = High Court, the.
    * audiencia provincial = crown court.
    * audiencia pública = public hearing.
    * audiencia radiofónica = radio listeners, listenership.
    * audiencia televisiva = television viewing figures.
    * índice de audiencia = rating.
    * programación televisiva de mayor audiencia = prime time television.
    * programa de mayor audiencia = prime time programme, prime time show.

    * * *
    Audiencia Nacional (↑ audiencia a1)
    A (cita) audience
    fue recibido en audiencia por el Rey he was granted an audience by the King
    pedir/conceder audiencia to seek/grant an audience
    B ( Der)
    1 (tribunal) court
    2 (sesión) hearing
    Compuestos:
    ≈ supreme court ( in US), ≈ high court ( in UK)
    provincial court
    public hearing
    ≈ police court ( in US), ≈ magistrate's court ( in UK)
    C
    1 (público) audience
    2 ( Rad, TV) audience
    un programa de mucha audiencia a program with a large audience
    * * *

    audiencia sustantivo femenino
    1 ( cita) audience;

    2 (Der)


    3 (espectadores, oyentes) audience;

    horas de máxima/mayor audiencia peak viewing/prime time
    audiencia sustantivo femenino
    1 (público) audience
    2 (entrevista con una autoridad) audience: el Señor Ministro solicita una audiencia con Su Majestad, Mr. Minister/Secretary requests an audience with His Majesty
    3 Jur high court
    (juicio) hearing
    ' audiencia' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    índice
    English:
    audience
    - clap
    - laughter
    - prime time
    - rating
    - prime
    * * *
    1. [recepción] audience;
    dar o [m5] conceder audiencia to grant an audience;
    recibir a alguien en audiencia to grant sb an audience
    2. [público] audience
    3. [de programa de TV, radio]
    la audiencia del programa ha caído mucho the programme has lost a lot of viewers/listeners;
    un horario de máxima audiencia a peak viewing/listening time
    4. Der [tribunal, edificio] court
    Audiencia Nacional = court in Madrid dealing with cases that cannot be dealt with at regional level;
    audiencia provincial provincial court;
    audiencia territorial regional court
    5. Der [juicio] hearing
    audiencia pública public hearing
    * * *
    f
    1 audience;
    audiencia pontificia audience with the Pope
    2 TV
    :
    3 JUR court
    * * *
    : audience
    * * *
    audiencia n audience

    Spanish-English dictionary > audiencia

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  • hearing — hear·ing n 1: a proceeding of relative formality at which evidence and arguments may be presented on the matter at issue to be decided by a person or body having decision making authority compare trial ◇ The purpose of a hearing is to provide the …   Law dictionary

  • hearing — hear‧ing [ˈhɪərɪŋ ǁ ˈhɪr ] noun [countable] a meeting of a court or special committee to find out the facts about a case: • A court hearing is unlikely before the end of next year. confirˈmation ˌhearing 1. in the US, a hearing to approve the… …   Financial and business terms

  • Hearing — Hear ing, n. 1. The act or power of perceiving sound; perception of sound; the faculty or sense by which sound is perceived; as, my hearing is good. [1913 Webster] I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear. Job xlii. 5. [1913 Webster] Note:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hearing — hearing, audience, audition all mean a formal opportunity to be heard by persons having authority to question or the power of decision. Hearing is not only the general word applicable to such an opportunity not only to be literally heard but to… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Hearing — may refer to: * Hearing (sense), the sense by which sound is perceived * Hearing (person), a person who has hearing within normal parameters * Hearing (law), a legal proceeding before a court or other decision making body or officeree also*Hear …   Wikipedia

  • Hearing — bezeichnet eine Anhörung durch ein Gremium. Um die Anhörung in diesem Sinn von der Anhörung im rechtlichen Sinn zu trennen, wird vor allem in der Praxis von Politik, Politikberatung und Lobbyarbeit oft der englische Begriff Hearing verwendet.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Hearing — Sn Anhörung per. Wortschatz fach. (20. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus ne. hearing, einem Abstraktum von ne. hear hören .    Ebenso nndl. hearing, nschw. hearing, nnorw. høring. Zur deutschen Verwandtschaft s. hören. ✎ Carstensen 2 (1994), 629 631 …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • hearing — [n1] ability to perceive sound audition, auditory, auditory range, detecting, distinguishing, ear, earshot, effect, extent, faculty, hearing distance, listening, perception, range, reach, recording, sense; concept 597 hearing [n2] opportunity to… …   New thesaurus

  • hearing — ► NOUN 1) the faculty of perceiving sounds. 2) the range within which sounds may be heard; earshot. 3) an opportunity to state one s case: a fair hearing. 4) an act of listening to evidence, especially a trial before a judge without a jury …   English terms dictionary

  • hearing — [hir′iŋ] n. [ME heringe: see HEAR] 1. the act or process of perceiving sounds 2. the sense by which sounds are perceived 3. an opportunity to speak, sing, etc.; chance to be heard 4. a) a court appearance before a judge or court referee, other… …   English World dictionary

  • Hearing — Hearing,das:⇨Anhörung …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme


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