Translation: from spanish

nearby

  • 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
    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 mano

    adj.
    at hand, within reach.
    adv.
    1 by hand, manually.
    2 at hand, at close hand, on hand, near at hand.
    * * *
    (escrito) handwritten, by hand 2 (hecho) handmade, by hand 3 (lavado) by hand 4 (cerca) to hand, handy, near
    * * *
    = by hand, manually, nearby [near-by], handy, within reach, within easy reach
    Ex. A screen is displayed which allows scanning of the bar-coded numbers or entry of the numbers by hand.
    Ex. Title indexes of this type could be generated manually, but they are particularly easy to produce with the aide of a computer.
    Ex. An earlier leakage had prompted library staff to make arrangements with a nearby firm of book conservation specialists in the event of a further disaster.
    Ex. The desire soon dies away and the book is forgotten if copies are not handy = El deseo pronto muere y el libro se olvida si no hay ejemplares a mano.
    Ex. It is well worth the trouble to examine and negotiate financial matters with NGOs within reach in the country or the region to take advantage of their various assitance policies.
    Ex. Local catalogues are of great value in showing at a glance the contents of libraries within easy reach.
    * * *
    = by hand, manually, nearby [near-by], handy, within reach, within easy reach

    Ex: A screen is displayed which allows scanning of the bar-coded numbers or entry of the numbers by hand.

    Ex: Title indexes of this type could be generated manually, but they are particularly easy to produce with the aide of a computer.
    Ex: An earlier leakage had prompted library staff to make arrangements with a nearby firm of book conservation specialists in the event of a further disaster.
    Ex: The desire soon dies away and the book is forgotten if copies are not handy = El deseo pronto muere y el libro se olvida si no hay ejemplares a mano.
    Ex: It is well worth the trouble to examine and negotiate financial matters with NGOs within reach in the country or the region to take advantage of their various assitance policies.
    Ex: Local catalogues are of great value in showing at a glance the contents of libraries within easy reach.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a mano

  • 3 a precios especiales

    = at reduced rates, at preferential rates
    Ex. It was agreed to enable student members to join ALA divisions at reduced rates.
    Ex. Conference delegates can be assisted with their accommodation requirements at nearby hotels at preferential rates.
    * * *
    = at reduced rates, at preferential rates

    Ex: It was agreed to enable student members to join ALA divisions at reduced rates.

    Ex: Conference delegates can be assisted with their accommodation requirements at nearby hotels at preferential rates.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a precios especiales

  • 4 a tarifas especiales

    = at reduced rates, at preferential rates
    Ex. It was agreed to enable student members to join ALA divisions at reduced rates.
    Ex. Conference delegates can be assisted with their accommodation requirements at nearby hotels at preferential rates.
    * * *
    = at reduced rates, at preferential rates

    Ex: It was agreed to enable student members to join ALA divisions at reduced rates.

    Ex: Conference delegates can be assisted with their accommodation requirements at nearby hotels at preferential rates.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a tarifas especiales

  • 5 acá

    adv.
    here, hear or nearby, here or near here.
    * * *
    1 (lugar) here, over here
    2 (tiempo) now, at this time
    \
    acá y allá here and there
    de acá para allá to and fro, up and down
    de entonces acá since then
    más acá nearer
    * * *
    adv.
    here, over here
    * * *
    ADV
    1) esp LAm (=aquí) here, over here

    acá y allá o acullá — here and there

    ¡ven o vente para acá! — come over here!

    ¡más acá! — more over this way!

    tráelo más acá — move it this way, bring it closer

    no tan acá — not so close, not so far this way

    2) (=ahora) at this time, now

    de o desde ayer acá — since yesterday

    ¿de cuándo acá? — since when?

    3) LAm (=como demostrativo) this person etc here
    * * *
    1) ( en el espacio) here; [where the location is more precise and no comparison is involved European Spanish prefers aquí]

    ¿de cuándo acá? — since when?

    * * *
    = hither.
    Ex. ' Hither, thither, and yon: process in putting courses on the Web' is an article included in an issue devoted to the theme: Technical communication, distance learning, and the World Wide Web.
    ----
    * correr de acá para allá = rush around.
    * de acá para allá = back and forth.
    * * *
    1) ( en el espacio) here; [where the location is more precise and no comparison is involved European Spanish prefers aquí]

    ¿de cuándo acá? — since when?

    * * *

    Ex: ' Hither, thither, and yon: process in putting courses on the Web' is an article included in an issue devoted to the theme: Technical communication, distance learning, and the World Wide Web.

    * correr de acá para allá = rush around.
    * de acá para allá = back and forth.

    * * *
    /ˈaka/
    = Automóvil Club Argentino
    * * *

    acá adverbio
    1 ( en el espacio) here;
    ¡ven acá! come here!;

    ya viene para acá he's on his way over;
    nos pasamos el día de acá para allá we spent the whole day going to and fro;
    un poquito más acá a little closer o nearer (to me)
    2 ( en el tiempo):

    acá
    I adverbio
    1 (proximidad) here, over here: tráelo más acá, bring it nearer
    ¡ven para acá!, come over here!
    2 (tiempo) de un tiempo acá, since then
    II pron LAm this person here: acá tiene razón, this person is right
    ' acá' also found in these entries:
    English:
    back
    - here
    - roll about
    - roll around
    - rush around
    - to
    - up
    - rush
    * * *
    acá adv
    1. [lugar] here;
    de acá para allá back and forth;
    más acá closer;
    ¡ven acá! come (over) here!;
    entra por acá come in this way;
    acércate un poco para acá come a bit closer
    2. [tiempo]
    de una semana acá during the last week;
    del año pasado acá han pasado muchas cosas a lot has happened since last year
    * * *
    adv
    1 here;
    acá y allá here and there;
    de acá para allá from here to there;
    ¡ven acá! come here!
    2
    :
    * * *
    acá adv
    aquí: here, over here
    ¡ven acá!: come here!
    * * *
    acá adv (aquí) here
    de acá para allá from one place to another / back and forth

    Spanish-English dictionary > acá

  • 6 adjunto

    adj.
    1 attached, enclosed, annexed, included.
    2 adjacent, near, joined, nearby.
    adv.
    under the same cover, herewith.
    m.
    1 attachment, annex, enclosure, supplement.
    2 adjunct.
    3 additive.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: adjuntar.
    * * *
    1 (en carta) enclosed
    2 (asistente) assistant
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 assistant teacher
    * * *
    1. (f. - adjunta)
    adj.
    attached, enclosed
    2. (f. - adjunta)
    noun
    assistant, deputy
    * * *
    adjunto, -a
    1. ADJ
    1) [información] attached
    2) (=ayudante) assistant

    profesor(a) adjunto/a — assistant lecturer

    director(a) adjunto/a — assistant director

    2.
    ADV [en carta]

    remitir o enviar algo adjunto — to enclose sth

    le envío adjunto mi CV — I enclose my CV, please find enclosed my CV

    3. SM / F
    1) (=ayudante)

    el adjunto al o del director — the assistant to the director, the director's assistant

    2) [en carta] enclosure

    adjuntos: un folleto informativo y un contrato — enc: one information leaflet and one contract

    3) (Ling) adjunct
    * * *
    I
    - ta adjetivo
    a) < director> deputy; < profesor> associate
    b) <lista/copia> enclosed, attached
    II
    adverbio enclosed
    III
    - ta masculino, femenino ( en cargo)
    * * *
    = accompanying, herewith, adjunct, attached hereto.
    Ex. A summary differs from an abstract in that it assumes that the reader will have the opportunity to peruse the accompanying text.
    Ex. Concepts and guidelines basic to the formulation of an acquisitions policy for continuations are herewith explained.
    Ex. As universities work steadily to get full-time faculty onboard with distance learning, virtual adjuncts have eagerly stepped up to fill the void, thereby enabling institutions to respond promptly to market demand.
    Ex. Attached hereto is a draft of the report of the Working Party suggested for adoption.
    ----
    * adjunto a = adjacent to, attached to.
    * carta adjunta = covering letter.
    * director adjunto = assistant director, deputy director, joint director.
    * fichero adjunto = attachment, email attachment.
    * * *
    I
    - ta adjetivo
    a) < director> deputy; < profesor> associate
    b) <lista/copia> enclosed, attached
    II
    adverbio enclosed
    III
    - ta masculino, femenino ( en cargo)
    * * *
    = accompanying, herewith, adjunct, attached hereto.

    Ex: A summary differs from an abstract in that it assumes that the reader will have the opportunity to peruse the accompanying text.

    Ex: Concepts and guidelines basic to the formulation of an acquisitions policy for continuations are herewith explained.
    Ex: As universities work steadily to get full-time faculty onboard with distance learning, virtual adjuncts have eagerly stepped up to fill the void, thereby enabling institutions to respond promptly to market demand.
    Ex: Attached hereto is a draft of the report of the Working Party suggested for adoption.
    * adjunto a = adjacent to, attached to.
    * carta adjunta = covering letter.
    * director adjunto = assistant director, deputy director, joint director.
    * fichero adjunto = attachment, email attachment.

    * * *
    adjunto1 -ta
    1 ‹director› deputy ( before n)
    un profesor adjunto a la cátedra de historia an associate history professor ( AmE), a senior history lecturer ( BrE)
    2 (en carta) ‹lista/copia› enclosed, attached
    archivo or fichero adjunto ( Inf) attachment
    enclosed
    adjunto les envío una copia de la factura please find enclosed o I enclose o I attach a copy of the invoice
    adjunto3 -ta
    masculine, feminine
    A
    (en un cargo): adjunto a la cátedra de filosofía associate philosophy professor ( AmE), senior philosophy lecturer ( BrE)
    el cargo de adjunto del director the post of deputy director
    B
    1 ( Ling) adjunct
    2 ( Inf) attachment
    * * *

     

    Del verbo adjuntar: ( conjugate adjuntar)

    adjunto es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    adjuntó es:

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

    Multiple Entries:
    adjuntar    
    adjunto
    adjuntar ( conjugate adjuntar) verbo transitivo
    to enclose
    adjunto
    ◊ -ta adjetivo

    a) director deputy ( before n);


    b)lista/copia enclosed, attached

    adjuntar verbo transitivo to enclose
    adjunto,-a
    I adjetivo
    1 enclosed, attached
    2 Educ assistant
    II m,f Educ assistant teacher
    ' adjunto' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    adjunta
    - remitir
    - documento
    English:
    attached
    - encl.
    - enclose
    - enclosure
    - reader
    - associate
    - attach
    - attachment
    - en suite
    - SASE
    - senior
    * * *
    adjunto, -a
    adj
    1. [incluido] enclosed;
    ver mapa adjunto see the enclosed map
    2. Informát [archivo] attached
    3. [auxiliar] assistant;
    profesor adjunto assistant Br lecturer o US professor
    nm,f
    [auxiliar] assistant;
    trabaja como adjunto al director he's the director's assistant
    nm
    Gram adjunct
    adv
    enclosed;
    adjunto le remito el recibo please find a receipt enclosed
    * * *
    I adj deputy atr ;
    profesor adjunto assistant teacher; en universidad associate professor, Br lecturer
    II m, adjunta f assistant
    III adv
    :
    adjunto le remitimos … please find enclosed …
    * * *
    adjunto, -ta adj
    : enclosed, attached
    adjunto, -ta n
    : deputy, assistant
    : adjunct

    Spanish-English dictionary > adjunto

  • 7 afín

    adj.
    related, kin, similar, cognate.
    m.
    relative, kindred.
    * * *
    1 (semejante) similar, kindred
    2 (relacionado) related
    3 (próximo) adjacent, next
    * * *
    1. ADJ
    1) (=lindante) bordering, adjacent
    2) (=relacionado) similar; [persona] related
    2.
    SMF (=pariente) relation by marriage
    * * *
    adjetivo <temas/lenguas> related; <culturas/ideologías> similar

    afín a algo: ideas afines a las nuestras — ideas which have a lot in common with our own

    * * *
    = allied, associated, contributory, kindred, related, concomitant, attendant, like-minded, cognate, linked, coterminous [co-terminous], germane.
    Ex. In the light of the information explosion, no researcher can now realistically expect to keep pace with developments in his own field, let alone those in allied fields = En vista del crecimiento vertiginoso de la información, siendo realista ahora el investigador no puede mantenerse al día en los avances de su propio campo y mucho menos de los de campos afines.
    Ex. This list makes recommendations about the use of references for the display of relationships in a catalogue, index or data base, in order to guide users between connected or associated terms.
    Ex. It directly or indirectly incorporated or paralleled several prevailing objectives and concepts of the communication and behavioral sciences and other contributory disciplines.
    Ex. The indexer must evaluate whether the index user will profit if a distinction is made between two kindred terms.
    Ex. Similar and closely related subjects are likely to be scattered under different keywords.
    Ex. If we require specificity, we have at the same time to accept the concomitant complexity of headings and the occurrence of grouping.
    Ex. If anything, it interposes an additional link in the communication chain, with its attendant 'interface' problems.
    Ex. Directories of organizations and human resources are an excellent means of knowing who is doing what and where and assist in the networking among like-minded institutions.
    Ex. We need to determine the interrelationships of disciplines that are now regarded as cognate to or complementary with information science.
    Ex. Each linked document also has its own links, creating a 'web' of information through which the searcher can move.
    Ex. Sample articles were chosen for subjects coterminous with each other for 1950, 60 and 70.
    Ex. The bibliography lists documents expressly recommended to the researchers in this area and documents of interest which are not specifically germane.
    ----
    * afín (a) = allied to/with, closely related (to).
    * campo afín = twin field.
    * conjunto de cosas afines, el = whole schmier, the.
    * grupo temáticamente afín = subject-related group.
    * relación afín = affinitive relationship.
    * * *
    adjetivo <temas/lenguas> related; <culturas/ideologías> similar

    afín a algo: ideas afines a las nuestras — ideas which have a lot in common with our own

    * * *
    = allied, associated, contributory, kindred, related, concomitant, attendant, like-minded, cognate, linked, coterminous [co-terminous], germane.

    Ex: In the light of the information explosion, no researcher can now realistically expect to keep pace with developments in his own field, let alone those in allied fields = En vista del crecimiento vertiginoso de la información, siendo realista ahora el investigador no puede mantenerse al día en los avances de su propio campo y mucho menos de los de campos afines.

    Ex: This list makes recommendations about the use of references for the display of relationships in a catalogue, index or data base, in order to guide users between connected or associated terms.
    Ex: It directly or indirectly incorporated or paralleled several prevailing objectives and concepts of the communication and behavioral sciences and other contributory disciplines.
    Ex: The indexer must evaluate whether the index user will profit if a distinction is made between two kindred terms.
    Ex: Similar and closely related subjects are likely to be scattered under different keywords.
    Ex: If we require specificity, we have at the same time to accept the concomitant complexity of headings and the occurrence of grouping.
    Ex: If anything, it interposes an additional link in the communication chain, with its attendant 'interface' problems.
    Ex: Directories of organizations and human resources are an excellent means of knowing who is doing what and where and assist in the networking among like-minded institutions.
    Ex: We need to determine the interrelationships of disciplines that are now regarded as cognate to or complementary with information science.
    Ex: Each linked document also has its own links, creating a 'web' of information through which the searcher can move.
    Ex: Sample articles were chosen for subjects coterminous with each other for 1950, 60 and 70.
    Ex: The bibliography lists documents expressly recommended to the researchers in this area and documents of interest which are not specifically germane.
    * afín (a) = allied to/with, closely related (to).
    * campo afín = twin field.
    * conjunto de cosas afines, el = whole schmier, the.
    * grupo temáticamente afín = subject-related group.
    * relación afín = affinitive relationship.

    * * *
    ‹problemas/temas› related; ‹culturas/ideologías› similar; ‹lenguas› related
    nuestros intereses son muy afines we have very similar interests o many interests in common
    afín A algo:
    ideas afines a las nuestras ideas which are very close to o which have a lot in common with our own
    * * *

    afín adjetivo ‹temas/lenguas related;
    culturas/ideologías similar;
    intereses common;

    afín adjetivo
    1 (parecido) kindred, similar
    2 (que guardan conexión) related

    ' afín' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    parejo
    English:
    related
    * * *
    afín adj
    similar;
    su postura es afín a la nuestra his opinion is close to ours;
    ideas afines similar ideas
    * * *
    adj related, common
    * * *
    afín adj, pl afines
    1) parecido: related, similar
    la biología y disciplinas afines: biology and related disciplines
    2) próximo: adjacent, nearby

    Spanish-English dictionary > afín

  • 8 aglomerarse

    pron.v.
    to agglomerate, form a mass.
    * * *
    1 (acumularse) to agglomerate, amass
    2 (gente) to crowd
    * * *
    VPR (=juntarse) to agglomerate, form a mass; (=apiñarse) to crowd together
    * * *
    (v.) = crowd, mill around, clump together, be out in force, come out in + force, swarm
    Ex. Titles on alternative medicine are now crowding US bookshelves.
    Ex. The large pod of about 75 narwhals milled around the bay in the summer feeding grounds.
    Ex. From time to time, fluff your comforter up to keep the feathers from clumping together or hang it out on the clothesline for a quick freshen-up.
    Ex. Myanmar's police and military were out in force again on Friday, patrolling the deserted streets.
    Ex. The supporters of Henry George came out in force last night and marched over a route two miles long.
    Ex. Nearby workers rescued a man after he swatted one bee and was swarmed by others that stung him more than 200 times.
    * * *
    (v.) = crowd, mill around, clump together, be out in force, come out in + force, swarm

    Ex: Titles on alternative medicine are now crowding US bookshelves.

    Ex: The large pod of about 75 narwhals milled around the bay in the summer feeding grounds.
    Ex: From time to time, fluff your comforter up to keep the feathers from clumping together or hang it out on the clothesline for a quick freshen-up.
    Ex: Myanmar's police and military were out in force again on Friday, patrolling the deserted streets.
    Ex: The supporters of Henry George came out in force last night and marched over a route two miles long.
    Ex: Nearby workers rescued a man after he swatted one bee and was swarmed by others that stung him more than 200 times.

    * * *

    aglomerarse ( conjugate aglomerarse) verbo pronominal
    to crowd (together)
    ■aglomerarse verbo reflexivo to gather: los niños se aglomeraban en la puerta del colegio, the children congregated around the entrance to the school
    ' aglomerarse' also found in these entries:
    English:
    crowd
    * * *
    vpr
    to mass o gather together
    * * *
    v/r crowd together
    * * *
    vr
    : to crowd together

    Spanish-English dictionary > aglomerarse

  • 9 allí

    adv.
    there, yonder, yon, over there.
    * * *
    1 (lugar) there, over there
    allí abajo/arriba down/up there
    por allí over there, round there
    2 (tiempo) then, at that moment
    * * *
    adv.
    there, over there
    * * *
    ADV
    1) [indicando posición] there

    por allí — over there, round there

    hasta allí — as far as that, up to that point

    está tirado por allí* he's hanging around somewhere

    2) [indicando tiempo]
    3) [expresiones]

    de allí(=por lo tanto) and so, and thus frm o liter

    de allí que... — (=por eso) that is why..., hence... frm

    hasta allí no más LAm that's the limit

    * * *
    1) ( en el espacio) there

    allí arriba/dentro — up/in there

    allí donde estés/vayas — wherever you are/go

    * * *
    = there.
    Ex. There he became involved in cataloging problems and participated in their public discussion.
    ----
    * allí donde = as and when, where, wherever.
    * allí donde se necesita = at the point-of-need, at the point of use, point of use.
    * allí mismo = on the spot, there and then.
    * desde allí = thence.
    * leer de aquí y allí = dip into.
    * por allí = nearby [near-by].
    * por aquí y por allí = hanging about.
    * * *
    1) ( en el espacio) there

    allí arriba/dentro — up/in there

    allí donde estés/vayas — wherever you are/go

    * * *

    Ex: There he became involved in cataloging problems and participated in their public discussion.

    * allí donde = as and when, where, wherever.
    * allí donde se necesita = at the point-of-need, at the point of use, point of use.
    * allí mismo = on the spot, there and then.
    * desde allí = thence.
    * leer de aquí y allí = dip into.
    * por allí = nearby [near-by].
    * por aquí y por allí = hanging about.

    * * *
    siéntate allí sit there
    allí arriba/abajo/fuera/dentro up/down/out/in there
    no, allí no, allá no, not there, over there
    aquí había un plato sucio, allí un calcetín … there was a dirty plate here, a sock there …
    allí donde estés/vayas wherever you are/go
    B
    (en el tiempo): allí es cuando empezaron los problemas that's when the problems started
    * * *

     

    allí adverbio
    there;
    allí arriba/dentro up/in there;

    allí donde estés/vayas wherever you are/go
    allí adverbio there, over there
    allí abajo/arriba, down/up there
    allí mismo, right there
    por allí, (en aquella dirección) that way
    (en aquel lugar) over there

    ' allí' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abajo
    - ánimo
    - arrancar
    - constante
    - desde
    - disparada
    - disparado
    - enterarse
    - esclarecimiento
    - gachí
    - hacia
    - holgar
    - misma
    - mismo
    - misteriosamente
    - permanecer
    - pintar
    - plantarse
    - precisamente
    - realidad
    - ver
    - acordar
    - agradar
    - ancho
    - asustar
    - atrás
    - caer
    - claustrofobia
    - dizque
    - dominar
    - gente
    - harto
    - indicar
    - morir
    - mucho
    - uno
    - urgir
    English:
    board
    - check
    - cling
    - evaluation
    - go
    - hopefully
    - imagine
    - in
    - over
    - ruggedness
    - spot
    - tell
    - there
    - unless
    - up
    - vacant
    - already
    - by
    - certainly
    - down
    - few
    - for
    - frozen
    - get
    - good
    - local
    - making
    - on
    - right
    - since
    - stand
    - state
    - strength
    - think
    - way
    - where
    * * *
    allí adv
    1. [en el espacio] there;
    allí abajo/arriba down/up there;
    allí mismo right there;
    está por allí it's around there somewhere;
    se va por allí you go that way;
    está allí dentro it's in there;
    allí donde vayas… wherever you go…
    2. [en el tiempo] then;
    hasta allí todo iba bien everything had been going well until then o up to that point
    * * *
    adv there;
    por allí over there; dando direcciones that way;
    ¡allí está! there it is! allí mismo right there;
    de allí from there;
    hasta allí that far
    * * *
    allí adv
    : there, over there
    allí mismo: right there
    hasta allí: up to that point
    * * *
    allí adv
    1. (lugar) there
    2. (tiempo) then

    Spanish-English dictionary > allí

  • 10 amante de la vida al aire libre

    Ex. Outdoor enthusiasts may enjoy horseback riding, hiking, biking, birding and swimming, plus golf nearby.
    * * *

    Ex: Outdoor enthusiasts may enjoy horseback riding, hiking, biking, birding and swimming, plus golf nearby.

    Spanish-English dictionary > amante de la vida al aire libre

  • 11 anticuario2

    Ex. Frequently many antique shops will be clustered together in nearby locations.

    Spanish-English dictionary > anticuario2

  • 12 aparcamiento

    m.
    1 car park (British), parking lot (United States). (peninsular Spanish)
    2 parking lot, car park, parking place.
    * * *
    1 (acción) parking
    2 (en la calle) place to park, parking place
    3 (parking) car park, US parking lot
    * * *
    noun m.
    * * *
    masculino (Esp)
    a) ( acción) parking
    b) ( lugar - en ciudad) parking lot (AmE), car park (BrE); (- en carretera) rest area o stop (AmE), lay-by (BrE)
    * * *
    = parking facilities, parking lot, car park [car-park], off-street parking, parking place, car parking facilities, parking garage, parking.
    Ex. Library use, expressed as the ratio between those eligible to vote and those registered as adult readers, was related to such factors as class, topograhy, communications and parking facilities.
    Ex. On entering the parking lot behind the building, the secretary informed him that the library was bequeathed to the community in 1917.
    Ex. In Baltimore County, Maryland, area branch libraries are publicised with neon signs and have vast car-parks.
    Ex. Substantial improvements in access and off-street parking have been made, and shopping centers now stud the landscape.
    Ex. The Conference Centre car park has 650 parking places, with another 5000 places nearby and parking fees can be paid with notes or coins.
    Ex. Car parking facilities will be needed and should be manned during the hours when open to the public.
    Ex. Registration for the conference is $75, and includes continental breakfast and lunch, along with free parking at the Executive Towers parking garage.
    Ex. Registration for the conference is $75, and includes continental breakfast and lunch, along with free parking at the Executive Towers parking garage.
    ----
    * aparcamiento controlado por reloj = metered parking.
    * aparcamiento de varios pisos = multi-storey car park.
    * aparcamiento subterráneo = underground garage.
    * guarda de los aparcamientos O.R.A. = meter maid.
    * multa por aparcamiento indebido = parking ticket.
    * precio del aparcamiento = parking fee.
    * * *
    masculino (Esp)
    a) ( acción) parking
    b) ( lugar - en ciudad) parking lot (AmE), car park (BrE); (- en carretera) rest area o stop (AmE), lay-by (BrE)
    * * *
    = parking facilities, parking lot, car park [car-park], off-street parking, parking place, car parking facilities, parking garage, parking.

    Ex: Library use, expressed as the ratio between those eligible to vote and those registered as adult readers, was related to such factors as class, topograhy, communications and parking facilities.

    Ex: On entering the parking lot behind the building, the secretary informed him that the library was bequeathed to the community in 1917.
    Ex: In Baltimore County, Maryland, area branch libraries are publicised with neon signs and have vast car-parks.
    Ex: Substantial improvements in access and off-street parking have been made, and shopping centers now stud the landscape.
    Ex: The Conference Centre car park has 650 parking places, with another 5000 places nearby and parking fees can be paid with notes or coins.
    Ex: Car parking facilities will be needed and should be manned during the hours when open to the public.
    Ex: Registration for the conference is $75, and includes continental breakfast and lunch, along with free parking at the Executive Towers parking garage.
    Ex: Registration for the conference is $75, and includes continental breakfast and lunch, along with free parking at the Executive Towers parking garage.
    * aparcamiento controlado por reloj = metered parking.
    * aparcamiento de varios pisos = multi-storey car park.
    * aparcamiento subterráneo = underground garage.
    * guarda de los aparcamientos O.R.A. = meter maid.
    * multa por aparcamiento indebido = parking ticket.
    * precio del aparcamiento = parking fee.

    * * *
    1 (acción) parking
    2 (espacio para aparcar) parking space; (recinto) parking lot ( AmE), car park ( BrE); (en carretera) rest area o stop ( AmE), lay-by ( BrE)
    * * *

    aparcamiento sustantivo masculino (Esp)

    b) ( lugaren ciudad) parking lot (AmE), car park (BrE);

    (— en carretera) rest area o stop (AmE), lay-by (BrE);
    aparcamiento disuasorio (Esp) overflow parking lot (AmE) o car park (BrE)

    aparcamiento m (en la calle) parking place
    (parking) car park, US parking lot/ramp
    ' aparcamiento' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    cochera
    - estacionamiento
    - gratuita
    - gratuito
    English:
    attendant
    - bay
    - car park
    - park-and-ride
    - parking
    - parking lot
    - parking offence
    - parking ticket
    - overflow
    * * *
    Esp
    1. [acción] parking
    aparcamiento en batería = parking at an angle to the Br pavement o US sidewalk;
    aparcamiento en cordón = parking end-to-end;
    aparcamiento en línea = parking end-to-end
    2. [para muchos vehículos] Br car park, US parking lot
    aparcamiento disuasorio park-and-ride;
    aparcamiento subterráneo underground Br car park o US parking garage;
    aparcamiento vigilado Br car park o US parking lot with an attendant
    3. [hueco] parking place;
    tardamos una hora en encontrar aparcamiento it took us an hour to find somewhere to park
    * * *
    m parking lot, Br
    car park
    * * *
    1) : parking
    2) : parking lot
    * * *
    aparcamiento n car park

    Spanish-English dictionary > aparcamiento

  • 13 aplastar de un manotazo

    (v.) = swat
    Ex. Nearby workers rescued a man after he swatted one bee and was swarmed by others that stung him more than 200 times.
    * * *
    (v.) = swat

    Ex: Nearby workers rescued a man after he swatted one bee and was swarmed by others that stung him more than 200 times.

    Spanish-English dictionary > aplastar de un manotazo

  • 14 aquí

    adv.
    here, right here, over here, in here.
    * * *
    1 (lugar) here
    2 (tiempo) now
    \
    de aquí para allá back and forth, to and fro
    hasta aquí podíamos llegar figurado that's the end of it
    * * *
    adv.
    * * *
    ADV
    1) [en el espacio] here

    aquí Pepe, aquí Manolo — this is Pepe and this is Manolo

    hasta aquí — so far, thus far frm, as far as here

    he aquí la razónfrm herein lies the reason frm

    - hubo un lío de aquí te espero
    2) [en el tiempo]
    3)

    de aquí que — and so, that's why

    * * *
    1) ( en el espacio) here

    está aquí dentro/arriba — it's in/up here

    la tienda de aquí, de la esquina — the shop just here, on the corner

    aquí Pepe, mi primo — this is my cousin Pepe

    dando vueltas de aquí para allágoing to and fro o from one place to another

    he aquí el motivo del descontento — (liter) herein lies/lay the cause of their discontent (liter)

    * * *
    = around here, here, herein, round here, over here.
    Ex. And how in heaven's name will we get any work done around here if we have to worry about grievance hearings, to say nothing of the grievant being in the same building.
    Ex. Instead, the place of AACR in the historical development of cataloguing codes will be examined here.
    Ex. The ideas contained herein will be central issues for consideration in the foreseeable future.
    Ex. It was interesting, in view of the received opinion that 'We don't have many problems round here'.
    Ex. Eventually the situation should improve over here.
    ----
    * aparecer aquí y allá en = intersperse.
    * a partir de aquí = hereupon.
    * aquí hay gato encerrado = there's more to it than meets the eye.
    * aquí mismo = right here.
    * aquí tiene(s) = here is/are.
    * aquí y allá = here and there, odd.
    * correr de aquí para allá = rush around, run + here and there.
    * de aquí para allá = back and forth.
    * de aquí te espero = tremendous, humongous [humungous], massive, enormous, gianormous.
    * estar aquí ya = be upon us.
    * haber pasado por aquí antes = have been down this road before.
    * hacer + Nombre + llegar hasta aquí = get + Nombre + this far.
    * hasta aquí = up to + Posesivo + eyeballs in, thus far, so far, this far.
    * hasta aquí de trabajo = up to + Posesivo + eyeballs in work.
    * ir de aquí a allá = go out and about.
    * ir de aquí para allá = jump, live out of + a suitcase, run + here and there.
    * ir de aquí para allá sin rumbo fijo = freewheel.
    * leer de aquí y allí = dip into.
    * llevar aquí + Expresión Temporal = have been around + Expresión Temporal.
    * moverse de aquí para allá = move about.
    * pasar por aquí = come by.
    * por aquí = around here, nearby [near-by], round here.
    * por aquí y por allí = hanging about.
    * que toca aquí y allá = wandering.
    * ven aquí = come over here.
    * venir aquí = come over.
    * * *
    1) ( en el espacio) here

    está aquí dentro/arriba — it's in/up here

    la tienda de aquí, de la esquina — the shop just here, on the corner

    aquí Pepe, mi primo — this is my cousin Pepe

    dando vueltas de aquí para allágoing to and fro o from one place to another

    he aquí el motivo del descontento — (liter) herein lies/lay the cause of their discontent (liter)

    * * *
    = around here, here, herein, round here, over here.

    Ex: And how in heaven's name will we get any work done around here if we have to worry about grievance hearings, to say nothing of the grievant being in the same building.

    Ex: Instead, the place of AACR in the historical development of cataloguing codes will be examined here.
    Ex: The ideas contained herein will be central issues for consideration in the foreseeable future.
    Ex: It was interesting, in view of the received opinion that 'We don't have many problems round here'.
    Ex: Eventually the situation should improve over here.
    * aparecer aquí y allá en = intersperse.
    * a partir de aquí = hereupon.
    * aquí hay gato encerrado = there's more to it than meets the eye.
    * aquí mismo = right here.
    * aquí tiene(s) = here is/are.
    * aquí y allá = here and there, odd.
    * correr de aquí para allá = rush around, run + here and there.
    * de aquí para allá = back and forth.
    * de aquí te espero = tremendous, humongous [humungous], massive, enormous, gianormous.
    * estar aquí ya = be upon us.
    * haber pasado por aquí antes = have been down this road before.
    * hacer + Nombre + llegar hasta aquí = get + Nombre + this far.
    * hasta aquí = up to + Posesivo + eyeballs in, thus far, so far, this far.
    * hasta aquí de trabajo = up to + Posesivo + eyeballs in work.
    * ir de aquí a allá = go out and about.
    * ir de aquí para allá = jump, live out of + a suitcase, run + here and there.
    * ir de aquí para allá sin rumbo fijo = freewheel.
    * leer de aquí y allí = dip into.
    * llevar aquí + Expresión Temporal = have been around + Expresión Temporal.
    * moverse de aquí para allá = move about.
    * pasar por aquí = come by.
    * por aquí = around here, nearby [near-by], round here.
    * por aquí y por allí = hanging about.
    * que toca aquí y allá = wandering.
    * ven aquí = come over here.
    * venir aquí = come over.

    * * *
    ¡ven aquí! come here!
    está aquí dentro/arriba it's in/up here
    voy a la tienda de aquí, de la esquina I'm going to the shop just here, on the corner
    aquí el señor quería hablar con usted this gentleman (here) wanted to have a word with you
    Martín, aquí Pepe, mi primo Martín, this is my cousin Pepe
    de aquí a la estación hay dos kilómetros it's two kilometers from here to the station
    ¡Ernesto, tú por aquí! Ernesto, what are you doing here?
    no soy de aquí I'm not from these parts o from around here
    pase por aquí, por favor come this way, please
    viven por aquí they live around here
    estuvo todo el día dando vueltas de aquí para allá she spent the whole day going to and fro o going from one place to another
    aquí Madrid ( Rad) this is Madrid, Madrid calling
    las reformas tienen que comenzar aquí y ahora the reforms must begin right here and now
    he aquí el motivo del descontento ( liter); herein lies/lay the cause of their discontent ( liter)
    de aquí a la luna or La Habana ( fam): éste es mucho mejor, de aquí a la luna this one's much better, there's no comparison
    eras la más bonita de la clase, de aquí a La Habana you were far and away the prettiest girl in the class
    de aquí te espero ( Esp fam): había un atasco de aquí te espero there was a massive o an incredible traffic jam
    le pegaron una paliza de aquí te espero they beat the living daylights out of him ( colloq)
    de aquí a 2015 from now until 2015, between now and 2015
    de aquí a que termine van a pasar horas it'll take me hours to finish, I won't finish for hours
    * * *

     

    aquí adverbio
    1 ( en el espacio) here;

    aquí mismo right here;
    no soy de aquí I'm not from these parts o from around here;
    pase por aquí come this way;
    viven por aquí they live around here;
    el agua me llegaba hasta aquí the water came up to here;
    dando vueltas de aquí para allá going to and fro o from one place to another
    2 ( en el tiempo):

    de aquí en adelante from now on;
    de aquí a un año a year from now
    aquí adverbio
    1 (lugar) here
    aquí abajo/arriba, down/up here
    aquí mismo, right here
    aquí y allá, here and there
    de aquí para allá, up and down, to and from
    hasta aquí, this far
    pasen por aquí, por favor, this way please
    es de por aquí, he's from around here
    2 (tiempo) de aquí a julio, between now and July
    hasta aquí no hemos tenido problemas, up till now we have had no trouble
    ♦ Locuciones: ¡hasta aquí hemos llegado!, I've had enough of you!
    ' aquí' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abajo
    - absolutamente
    - acercarse
    - aclimatarse
    - antecesor
    - antecesora
    - asomar
    - aún
    - batuta
    - caer
    - cañón
    - cohibirse
    - coordinador
    - coordinadora
    - córcholis
    - danzar
    - deber
    - desde
    - diana
    - eh
    - en seguida
    - encajar
    - engañarse
    - enseguida
    - escandalera
    - esperar
    - estar
    - estropicio
    - exabrupto
    - gato
    - hacer
    - imaginarse
    - inquietarse
    - interfecta
    - interfecto
    - larga
    - largo
    - llevarse
    - mal
    - merodear
    - modo
    - mucha
    - mucho
    - ocurrir
    - odisea
    - operarse
    - partir
    - pasar
    - pequeña
    - pequeño
    English:
    about
    - abundance
    - action
    - any
    - around
    - assemble
    - away
    - boss
    - bung
    - cat
    - cold
    - come by
    - compulsory
    - control
    - cosy
    - countryside
    - cozy
    - do
    - down
    - erupt
    - ever
    - fancy
    - far
    - fill in
    - flash
    - fleck
    - for
    - forbid
    - foreigner
    - fork
    - gear
    - glad
    - goodwill
    - grisly
    - gulley
    - gully
    - have
    - he's
    - hell
    - hence
    - here
    - hop
    - horrid
    - in-house
    - legal
    - lie
    - lodging
    - mild
    - minute
    - must
    * * *
    aquí adv
    1. [indica lugar] here;
    aquí abajo/arriba down/up here;
    aquí dentro/fuera in/out here;
    aquí mismo right here;
    aquí y ahora here and now;
    aquí y allá here and there;
    ¡aquí tienes! [dando algo] here you are!;
    Fam
    aquí Clara, una amiga this is my friend Clara;
    Fam
    aquí el señor quería una cerveza this gentleman wanted a beer;
    los aquí presentes everyone here o present;
    ¡fuera de aquí! go away!;
    ¡ven aquí! come here!;
    era muy desordenado y dejaba las cosas aquí y allá he was very untidy and left things lying around all over the place;
    de aquí en adelante from here on;
    de aquí para allá [de un lado a otro] to and fro;
    va de aquí para allá sin tener destino fijo she travels around without really knowing where she's going;
    por aquí over here;
    vive por aquí she lives around here somewhere;
    vengan todos por aquí, por favor please all come this way;
    por aquí cerca nearby, not far from here;
    razón aquí [en letrero] enquire within;
    Fam
    de aquí te espero: nos pilló una tormenta de aquí te espero we got caught in a mother of a storm;
    es un mentiroso de aquí te espero he tells lies like nobody's business, he's a liar through and through;
    2. [ahora] now;
    de aquí a mañana between now and tomorrow;
    la traducción tiene que estar acabada de aquí a mañana the translation has to be ready by tomorrow;
    de aquí a poco shortly, soon;
    de aquí a un mes a month from now, in a month;
    3. [en tiempo pasado]
    pasó a leer el manifiesto y aquí todo el mundo se calló he began reading the manifesto, at which point everyone went silent;
    aquí empezaron los problemas that was when the problems started
    4. [consecuencia]
    de aquí que [por eso] hence, therefore;
    llegaba siempre tarde al trabajo, de aquí que lo hayan despedido he was always late for work, so they sacked him
    5. Am [más o menos]
    ¿cómo estás? - aquí how are you? – so-so
    * * *
    adv
    1 en el espacio here;
    desde aquí from here;
    por aquí here;
    ¡ven aquí! come here!;
    ir de aquí para allá go backwards and forwards; ociosamente wander around;
    he aquí this/that is
    2 en el tiempo now;
    de aquí en adelante from now on;
    de aquí que ocurra by the time it happens;
    de aquí a ocho días within the next week, by next week
    * * *
    aquí adv
    1) : here
    2) : now
    de aquí en adelante: from now on
    3)
    por aquí : around here, hereabouts
    * * *
    aquí adv
    1. (lugar) here
    ¡vámonos de aquí! let's get out of here!
    2. (ahora) now

    Spanish-English dictionary > aquí

  • 15 arbusto

    m.
    bush, shrub.
    * * *
    1 shrub, bush
    * * *
    noun m.
    bush, shrub
    * * *
    SM shrub, bush
    * * *
    masculino shrub, bush
    * * *
    = bush, shrub.
    Ex. Most drivers stop at stop signs: Some do under duress -- there may be a policeman concealed in nearby bushes, others as a matter of prudence -- a fast car with the right of way can be injurious.
    Ex. This is made possible by the use of the initial capital letter which thus acts as an indicator, e.g.: H050 G572 Heart operations, E154 I222 Pruning of shrubs, I420 U505 Cotton spinning.
    ----
    * quema de arbustos = bush burning.
    * * *
    masculino shrub, bush
    * * *
    = bush, shrub.

    Ex: Most drivers stop at stop signs: Some do under duress -- there may be a policeman concealed in nearby bushes, others as a matter of prudence -- a fast car with the right of way can be injurious.

    Ex: This is made possible by the use of the initial capital letter which thus acts as an indicator, e.g.: H050 G572 Heart operations, E154 I222 Pruning of shrubs, I420 U505 Cotton spinning.
    * quema de arbustos = bush burning.

    * * *
    shrub, bush
    * * *

    arbusto sustantivo masculino
    shrub, bush
    arbusto sustantivo masculino bush, shrub
    ' arbusto' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    mata
    - zarzamora
    - mimbrera
    - rosal
    English:
    bush
    - clip
    - shrub
    * * *
    bush, shrub;
    se escondió entre unos arbustos he hid in some bushes;
    * * *
    m shrub, bush
    * * *
    : shrub, bush, hedge
    * * *
    arbusto n bush [pl. bushes]

    Spanish-English dictionary > arbusto

  • 16 asistir

    v.
    1 to attend.
    asistir a un acto to attend an event
    2 to attend to.
    le asiste el doctor Jiménez he is being treated by Dr Jiménez
    Ricardo va en las tardes Richard attends in the afternoons.
    3 to accompany.
    4 to help, to wait on, to aid, to assist.
    Ella asiste a todo el mundo She helps everybody.
    * * *
    1 to attend, be present
    1 (servir) to serve, wait on
    2 (ayudar) to help, assist; (a los enfermos) to attend, care for
    \
    me (te, le, etc) asiste la razón formal I am (you are, he is, etc) correct
    me (te, le, etc) asiste el derecho de... I have (you have, he has, etc) the right to...
    * * *
    verb
    1) to attend, go
    3) help, assist
    * * *
    1. VI
    1) (=acudir) to attend, go

    ¿va usted a asistir? — will you be attending o going?

    asistir a algo — to attend sth, go to sth

    no asistió a mi clase — he did not attend my lesson, he did not come to my lesson

    asiste a misa todos los domingos — he attends Mass every Sunday, he goes/comes to Mass every Sunday

    2) (Naipes) to follow suit
    2. VT
    1) (=ayudar)

    asistir a algn — to help sb, assist sb frm

    2) (Med)

    asistir a[+ paciente, enfermo] to care for, look after; [+ herido, accidentado] to look after, help

    3) (=presenciar)
    4) (Jur)
    5) frm (=respaldar)
    6) frm (=atender) to serve, wait on

    asistió a los invitados en el hotelhe served o waited on the hotel guests

    * * *
    1.
    verbo intransitivo
    1)
    a) (a reunión, acto)

    asistir a algo — to attend something, be present at something

    asistió a una sola clase — he only came/went to one class

    asistir a misato go to o attend Mass

    b) (frml) ( presenciar)

    asistir a algo — to witness something, be witness to something (frml)

    2) (Esp) ( limpiar) to work as a cleaning lady o woman
    2.
    a) (frml) ( ayudar)
    b) (frml) ( en un parto) to deliver
    * * *
    = attend, provide + assistance.
    Ex. He was awarded the bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, from Harvard University, and he attended Rutgers Library School where he graduated first in his class.
    Ex. Its purpose is to provide advice and on-site salvage assistance to those organisations having documentary resources that are damaged in a natural or man-made disaster.
    ----
    * asistir a una clase = attend + class.
    * asistir a una reunión = attend + meeting.
    * asistir a un curso = attend + course.
    * no asistir = stay away.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo intransitivo
    1)
    a) (a reunión, acto)

    asistir a algo — to attend something, be present at something

    asistió a una sola clase — he only came/went to one class

    asistir a misato go to o attend Mass

    b) (frml) ( presenciar)

    asistir a algo — to witness something, be witness to something (frml)

    2) (Esp) ( limpiar) to work as a cleaning lady o woman
    2.
    a) (frml) ( ayudar)
    b) (frml) ( en un parto) to deliver
    * * *
    = attend, provide + assistance.

    Ex: He was awarded the bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, from Harvard University, and he attended Rutgers Library School where he graduated first in his class.

    Ex: Its purpose is to provide advice and on-site salvage assistance to those organisations having documentary resources that are damaged in a natural or man-made disaster.
    * asistir a una clase = attend + class.
    * asistir a una reunión = attend + meeting.
    * asistir a un curso = attend + course.
    * no asistir = stay away.

    * * *
    asistir [I1 ]
    vi
    A
    1 (a una reunión, un acto) asistir A algo to attend sth, be present AT sth
    diversas personalidades asistieron a la ceremonia various celebrities were present at o attended the ceremony
    asistió a una sola clase he only came/went to one class, he only attended one class ( frml)
    para los que no asistieron a la última clase for those who didn't come/go to o ( frml) attend the last class, for those who weren't (present) at the last class
    asistir a misa to go to o attend Mass
    2 ( frml) (presenciar) asistir A algo to witness sth, be witness TO sth ( frml)
    hemos asistido a cambios profundos en este campo we have witnessed o we have been witness to great changes in this field
    B (limpiar) to work as a cleaning lady o woman, to clean ( BrE)
    ■ asistir
    vt
    A
    ( frml)
    (ayudar): en el consulado lo asistirán debidamente you will receive the necessary assistance at the consulate ( frml)
    respira asistida por una máquina she is breathing with the aid of a respirator, she is on a respirator
    asistir a un moribundo/los pobres to care for a dying person/the poor
    B ( frml) (en un parto) to deliver
    C ( frml)
    «derecho»: lo asiste el derecho de … you have the right to …
    * * *

     

    asistir ( conjugate asistir) verbo intransitivo ( estar presente) asistir a algo ‹a reunión/acto/clases to attend sth;
    asistió a una sola clase he only came/went to one class;

    asistir a misa to go to o attend Mass
    verbo transitivo (frml) ( ayudar): en el consulado lo asistirán you will receive assistance at the consulate (frml);
    asistir a los pobres to care for the poor
    asistir
    I verbo transitivo to assist, help
    Med to attend
    III verbo intransitivo to attend [a, -]

    ' asistir' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    razón
    - dispensar
    - faltar
    - ir
    - poder
    English:
    attend
    - concerted
    - deliver
    - exempt
    - make
    - minister
    - otherwise
    - raincheck
    - sit in on
    - stay away
    - turn up
    - audit
    - cram
    - sit
    - why
    * * *
    vt
    1. [ayudar] to attend to;
    en este centro asisten a los sin techo this centre provides care for the homeless;
    ¡Dios nos asista! God above!, good heavens!
    2. [paciente, enfermo] to attend;
    los heridos fueron asistidos en un hospital cercano the injured were treated o attended at a nearby hospital;
    le asiste el doctor Jiménez he is being attended by Dr Jiménez;
    la comadrona que me asistió en el parto the midwife who helped me give birth
    3. [acompañar] to accompany
    4. [amparar, apoyar]
    le asiste la razón she has right on her side;
    el derecho les asiste they have the law on their side
    vi
    1. [acudir] to attend;
    asistir a un acto to attend an event;
    asisten a misa todos los domingos they go to church o attend mass every Sunday
    2. [limpiar] to work as a cleaner
    3.
    asistir a [presenciar] to witness;
    estamos asistiendo a cambios históricos we are witnessing historic changes
    4. [en juegos de cartas] to follow suit
    * * *
    I v/t help, assist
    II v/i be present;
    asistir a una boda go to a wedding;
    asistir a clase attend class, go to class
    * * *
    : to attend, to be present
    asistir a clase: to attend class
    : to aid, to assist
    * * *
    1. (acudir) to attend / to go
    no pude asistir al funeral I couldn't attend the funeral / I couldn't go to the funeral
    2. (cuidar) to attend to / to treat
    3. (ayudar) to assist / to help

    Spanish-English dictionary > asistir

  • 17 atacar en grupo

    (v.) = swarm
    Ex. Nearby workers rescued a man after he swatted one bee and was swarmed by others that stung him more than 200 times.
    * * *
    (v.) = swarm

    Ex: Nearby workers rescued a man after he swatted one bee and was swarmed by others that stung him more than 200 times.

    Spanish-English dictionary > atacar en grupo

  • 18 avisar por radio

    (v.) = radio
    Ex. Wearing plain clothes and standing on a street corner, the trooper radioed fellow troopers parked nearby who pulled over drivers not wearing a seat belt.
    * * *
    (v.) = radio

    Ex: Wearing plain clothes and standing on a street corner, the trooper radioed fellow troopers parked nearby who pulled over drivers not wearing a seat belt.

    Spanish-English dictionary > avisar por radio

  • 19 bajo coacción

    adv.
    1 under constraint.
    2 under duress.
    * * *
    Ex. Most drivers stop at stop signs: Some do under duress -- there may be a policeman concealed in nearby bushes, others as a matter of prudence -- a fast car with the right of way can be injurious.
    * * *

    Ex: Most drivers stop at stop signs: Some do under duress -- there may be a policeman concealed in nearby bushes, others as a matter of prudence -- a fast car with the right of way can be injurious.

    Spanish-English dictionary > bajo coacción

  • 20 batallar

    v.
    1 to fight (with weapons).
    2 to battle.
    3 to battle against.
    Nos batallan las aldeas vecinas The nearby villages battle against us.
    * * *
    1 to battle, fight
    * * *
    VI (=luchar) to battle, fight
    * * *
    verbo intransitivo
    a) ( luchar) to battle

    batallar con algoto wrestle o struggle with something

    b) (Mil) to fight
    * * *
    = battle.
    Ex. Instead we find ourselves battling to maintain the status quo and not end up with a worse mess than AACR1 and superimposition.
    ----
    * batallar por = scramble.
    * * *
    verbo intransitivo
    a) ( luchar) to battle

    batallar con algoto wrestle o struggle with something

    b) (Mil) to fight
    * * *

    Ex: Instead we find ourselves battling to maintain the status quo and not end up with a worse mess than AACR1 and superimposition.

    * batallar por = scramble.

    * * *
    batallar [A1 ]
    vi
    1 (luchar) to battle
    el equipo siguió batallando hasta el final the team kept battling o fighting until the end
    estoy cansada de batallar todo el día con estos niños I'm tired of battling with these kids all day long
    todavía está batallando con el mismo problema she's still struggling o wrestling with the same problem
    2 ( Mil) to fight
    * * *

    batallar ( conjugate batallar) verbo intransitivo

    batallar con algn/algo ( lidiar) to battle with sb/sth
    b) (Mil) to fight

    batallar verbo intransitivo to fight, quarrel
    ' batallar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    luchar
    English:
    wade through
    - wrestle
    * * *
    1. [con armas] to fight
    2. [por una cosa] to battle;
    batalló duramente para conseguir que la aceptaran she battled o struggled hard to gain acceptance;
    ya estoy harto de batallar contra este sistema operativo I'm fed up of battling with this operating system
    * * *
    v/i battle
    * * *
    lidiar, luchar: to battle, to fight

    Spanish-English dictionary > batallar

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