Translation: from spanish

sinking

  • 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 pique

    adj.
    apeak.
    * * *
    (adj.) = sinking
    Ex. Other boats lay on their oars in the vicinity of the sinking ship, a few survivors being rescued from the water.
    * * *
    (adj.) = sinking

    Ex: Other boats lay on their oars in the vicinity of the sinking ship, a few survivors being rescued from the water.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a pique

  • 3 abúlico

    adj.
    abulic, indifferent, lacking energy, lacking in energy.
    m.
    abulic person, person lacking in energy.
    * * *
    1 apathetic, lacking in willpower
    * * *
    * * *
    - ca adjetivo apathetic
    * * *
    Ex. Our deliberate and passionate ambition is to avoid the traps of soulless, dead villages turned into museums, slowly sinking into oblivion.
    * * *
    - ca adjetivo apathetic
    * * *

    Ex: Our deliberate and passionate ambition is to avoid the traps of soulless, dead villages turned into museums, slowly sinking into oblivion.

    * * *
    apathetic
    * * *

    abúlico,-a adjetivo apathetic, spineless
    ' abúlico' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abúlica
    * * *
    abúlico, -a
    adj
    apathetic, lethargic
    nm,f
    apathetic o lethargic person
    * * *
    adj apathetic, lacking in energy
    * * *
    abúlico, -ca adj
    : lethargic, apathetic

    Spanish-English dictionary > abúlico

  • 4 agonizante

    adj.
    f. & m.
    dying person, one who is dying.
    * * *
    1 dying
    1 dying person
    * * *
    1.
    ADJ (=moribundo) dying; [luz] failing
    2.
    * * *
    adjetivo < persona> dying (before n); <imperio/régimen> crumbling (before n)

    la luz agonizante del crepúsculo — (liter) the fading light of dusk

    * * *
    Ex. Libraries must show that they are not moribund institutions sinking into obsolescence but community catalysts.
    * * *
    adjetivo < persona> dying (before n); <imperio/régimen> crumbling (before n)

    la luz agonizante del crepúsculo — (liter) the fading light of dusk

    * * *

    Ex: Libraries must show that they are not moribund institutions sinking into obsolescence but community catalysts.

    * * *
    ‹persona› dying ( before n); ‹imperio/régimen› crumbling ( before n)
    la luz agonizante del crepúsculo ( liter); the fading light of dusk
    dying person
    * * *

    agonizante adjetivo dying
    ' agonizante' also found in these entries:
    English:
    dying
    * * *
    [persona, institución] dying; [dictadura] on its last legs;
    tras quince días de agonizante espera after two weeks of agonized waiting
    * * *
    adj dying
    * * *
    : dying

    Spanish-English dictionary > agonizante

  • 5 altura

    f.
    1 height.
    2 height.
    pon los dos altavoces a la misma altura put both speakers level with each other
    el tráfico está congestionado a la altura del ayuntamiento there's a traffic jam in the area of the town hall
    3 height.
    Viella está a 1.000 m de altura Viella is 1,000 m above sea level
    ganar o tomar altura to climb (avión)
    se esperan nevadas en alturas superiores a los 800 metros snow is forecast on high ground above 800 meters
    4 loftiness, elevation.
    * * *
    1 (gen) height
    2 (altitud) altitude
    3 (nivel) level, par; (punto) point
    ¿a qué altura de la calle vives? how far up the street do you live?
    hay un buzón en la calle Mayor, a la altura de la zapatería there's a post box in the High Street, near the shoe shop
    4 figurado (mérito, valía, calidad) merit, worth; (dignidad) dignity, excellence
    1 RELIGIÓN heavens
    \
    a estas alturas by now, at this stage
    estar a la altura de to measure up to, match up to, be on a par with
    estar a la altura de las circunstancias figurado to be worthy of the occasion, rise to the occasion
    quedar a la altura del betún familiar to make a very poor showing, look bad
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    SF
    1) [de edificio, techo, persona] height

    se necesita tener una altura superior a 1,80 — you have to be over 1.80 metres tall

    hubo olas de hasta tres metros de altura — there were waves up to three metres high, there were waves of up to three metres in height

    a la altura de algo, la ventana quedaba a la altura de mi cabeza — the window was level with my head

    altura de caída[de cascada] fall

    2) [en el aire] height, altitude

    el avión subió a una altura de 10.000 pies — the plane rose to a height o an altitude of 10,000 feet

    nos encontramos a 3.000 metros de altura sobre el nivel del mar — we are 3,000 metres above sea level

    ganar o tomar altura — to climb, gain height

    el globo empezó a perder altura — the balloon began to lose height

    mal
    3) (=nivel)

    no encuentra ningún rival a su altura — she can't find a rival to match her, she can't find a rival in her league

    estar a la altura de — [+ persona] to be in the same league as, be on a par with; [+ tarea] to be up to, be equal to

    no estamos a la altura de los trabajadores japoneses — we are not in the same league as Japanese workers, we are not on a par with Japanese workers

    la novela no estaba a la altura del concurso — the novel was not up to the standard set by the competition, the novel did not measure up to the competition standards

    - dejar o poner a algn a la altura del betún o de un felpudo o del unto

    si no los invitamos quedaremos a la altura del betún — if we don't invite them, it'll look really bad

    4) (Geog)

    a la altura de — on the same latitude as

    a la altura del km 8 — at the 8th km, at the 8th km point

    ¿a qué altura de la calle quiere que pare? — how far along the street do you want me to stop?

    5) (Náut)

    remolcador de altura — deep-sea tug, ocean-going tug

    6) (Dep) (=salto) high jump; (=distancia del suelo) height

    acaban de superar la altura de 1,90 — they have managed to beat the height of 1.90

    7) (Mús) pitch
    8) [de ideas, sentimientos] sublimity, loftiness
    9) pl alturas
    a) (=lugar elevado) (Geog) heights; (Rel) heaven sing

    ¡Gloria a Dios en las alturas! — Glory to God in Heaven!

    estar en las alturas — (Rel) to be on high

    b) [de organización] upper echelons
    c)

    a estas alturas — [de edad] at my/your/his etc age; [de tiempo] at this stage

    a estas alturas no me preocupan las arrugas — at my age, wrinkles don't worry me

    ¿todavía no confías en mí a estas alturas? — you still don't trust me after all this time?

    a estas alturas no podemos volvernos atrás — having come this far we can't go back now, we can't go back at this stage

    d) (=pisos) storey, story (EEUU)
    * * *
    1) (de persona, edificio, techo) height
    2) ( indicando posición) height

    a la altura del betún or (RPl) felpudo or (Chi) del unto (fam): nos dejaste a la altura del betún you made us look really bad; quedó a la altura del betún he looked really stupid; estar/ponerse a la altura de algo/alguien: para ponernos a la altura de la competencia to put ourselves on a par with our competitors; estar a la altura de las circunstancias to rise to the occasion; no está a la altura de su predecesor he doesn't match up to his predecessor; no estuvo a la altura de lo que esperaban — he didn't live up to their expectations

    3)
    a) (Aviac, Geog) ( altitud) altitude

    perder alturato lose height o (frml) altitude

    a 2.240 metros de altura — at an altitude of 2,240 meters

    sobrepasar los 4.000 metros de altura — to rise to (a height of) over 4,000 meters

    b)

    de altura<pesquero/flota> deep-sea (before n); < remolcador> oceangoing (before n)

    ¿a qué altura de Serrano vive? — how far up Serrano do you live?

    b) ( latitud)

    en el Adriático, a la altura de Florencia — on the Adriatic, on the same latitude o (colloq) as far up/down as Florence

    a estas/esas alturas: a estas alturas me vienes con eso! you wait till now to bring this to me!; a estas alturas del año this late on in the year; a esas alturas ya había perdido las esperanzas by that stage he had already lost all hope; a estas alturas del partido — (fam) by now, at this stage of the game (colloq)

    6) (Mús) pitch
    7) alturas femenino plural
    a) ( cimas) heights (pl)
    b) (Relig)
    * * *
    = height, altitude.
    Ex. For a monograph the height of the book is normally given, in centimetres.
    Ex. The museum restored many of its flood-damaged books by a process involving freezing, exposure to a vacuum equivalent to an altitude of 200,000 ft.
    ----
    * a estas alturas = by now.
    * 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 misma altura que = in the same league as.
    * altura del tipo movible = height-to-paper, type height.
    * altura tipográfica = height-to-paper [heights-to-paper, -pl.].
    * con la misma altura que = the full height of.
    * de altura = high, top-notch.
    * de altura regulable = height-adjustable.
    * estar a la altura de = live up to, be equal to.
    * estar a la altura de la circunstancias = make + the cut.
    * estar a la altura de las circunstancias = be up to snuff, come up with + the goods.
    * estar a la altura de las circunstancias = be up to the mark, be up to scratch, be equal to the occasion, rise (up) to + the occasion, deliver + the goods, measure up (to), rise (up) to + challenge.
    * estar a la altura de las expectativas = live up to + Posesivo + expectations.
    * estar a la altura de las posibilidades = live up to + Posesivo + potential.
    * estar a la altura de lo que se espera = live up to + Posesivo + expectations.
    * estar a la misma altura que = rank with.
    * gran altura = high altitude.
    * no estar a la altura de las expectativas = fall below + expectations.
    * no estar a la altura de lo que se espera = fall below + expectations, be below par, be under par.
    * poner a la altura de las circunstancias = bring + Nombre + up to par.
    * salto de altura = vertical jump, high jumping, high jump.
    * * *
    1) (de persona, edificio, techo) height
    2) ( indicando posición) height

    a la altura del betún or (RPl) felpudo or (Chi) del unto (fam): nos dejaste a la altura del betún you made us look really bad; quedó a la altura del betún he looked really stupid; estar/ponerse a la altura de algo/alguien: para ponernos a la altura de la competencia to put ourselves on a par with our competitors; estar a la altura de las circunstancias to rise to the occasion; no está a la altura de su predecesor he doesn't match up to his predecessor; no estuvo a la altura de lo que esperaban — he didn't live up to their expectations

    3)
    a) (Aviac, Geog) ( altitud) altitude

    perder alturato lose height o (frml) altitude

    a 2.240 metros de altura — at an altitude of 2,240 meters

    sobrepasar los 4.000 metros de altura — to rise to (a height of) over 4,000 meters

    b)

    de altura<pesquero/flota> deep-sea (before n); < remolcador> oceangoing (before n)

    ¿a qué altura de Serrano vive? — how far up Serrano do you live?

    b) ( latitud)

    en el Adriático, a la altura de Florencia — on the Adriatic, on the same latitude o (colloq) as far up/down as Florence

    a estas/esas alturas: a estas alturas me vienes con eso! you wait till now to bring this to me!; a estas alturas del año this late on in the year; a esas alturas ya había perdido las esperanzas by that stage he had already lost all hope; a estas alturas del partido — (fam) by now, at this stage of the game (colloq)

    6) (Mús) pitch
    7) alturas femenino plural
    a) ( cimas) heights (pl)
    b) (Relig)
    * * *
    = height, altitude.

    Ex: For a monograph the height of the book is normally given, in centimetres.

    Ex: The museum restored many of its flood-damaged books by a process involving freezing, exposure to a vacuum equivalent to an altitude of 200,000 ft.
    * a estas alturas = by now.
    * 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 misma altura que = in the same league as.
    * altura del tipo movible = height-to-paper, type height.
    * altura tipográfica = height-to-paper [heights-to-paper, -pl.].
    * con la misma altura que = the full height of.
    * de altura = high, top-notch.
    * de altura regulable = height-adjustable.
    * estar a la altura de = live up to, be equal to.
    * estar a la altura de la circunstancias = make + the cut.
    * estar a la altura de las circunstancias = be up to snuff, come up with + the goods.
    * estar a la altura de las circunstancias = be up to the mark, be up to scratch, be equal to the occasion, rise (up) to + the occasion, deliver + the goods, measure up (to), rise (up) to + challenge.
    * estar a la altura de las expectativas = live up to + Posesivo + expectations.
    * estar a la altura de las posibilidades = live up to + Posesivo + potential.
    * estar a la altura de lo que se espera = live up to + Posesivo + expectations.
    * estar a la misma altura que = rank with.
    * gran altura = high altitude.
    * no estar a la altura de las expectativas = fall below + expectations.
    * no estar a la altura de lo que se espera = fall below + expectations, be below par, be under par.
    * poner a la altura de las circunstancias = bring + Nombre + up to par.
    * salto de altura = vertical jump, high jumping, high jump.

    * * *
    A
    1 (de una persona, un edificio) height; (de una figura geométrica) height
    la altura mínima exigida es de 1,60m the minimum height requirement is 1.60m
    el muro tiene un metro de altura the wall is one meter high
    el faro mide 35 metros de altura the lighthouse is 35 meters high o tall
    un edificio de altura a tall building
    2 (de un techo) height
    pon los dos cuadros a la misma altura put the two pictures level with each other o at the same height
    el tableado nace a la altura de las caderas the pleats begin at the hips, it's pleated from the hips
    quiero pintar la pared hasta esta altura I want to paint the wall up to here
    tiene una cicatriz a la altura de la sien he has a scar on his temple
    cayó de or desde una altura de 20 metros he fell from a height of 20 meters
    a la altura del betún or ( RPl) de un felpudo or ( Chi) del unto ( fam): nos dejaste a la altura del betún you made us look really bad
    no contestó ni una pregunta, quedó a la altura de un felpudo he couldn't answer a single question, he looked really stupid
    estar/ponerse a la altura de algo/algn: lo que permitirá ponernos a la altura de los países más avanzados which will enable us to put ourselves on a par with the most developed countries
    supo estar a la altura de las circunstancias he managed to rise to the occasion
    no estuvo a la altura de lo que se esperaba he didn't live up to their expectations
    no está a la altura de su predecesor he doesn't match up to his predecessor
    si le contestas con palabrotas te estás poniendo a su altura by swearing at her you're just lowering yourself o sinking to her level
    C
    1 ( Aviac, Geog) (altitud) altitude
    volamos a una altura de 10.000 metros we are flying at an altitude of 10,000 meters
    el avión empezó a perder altura the plane started to lose height o ( frml) altitude
    fue construida en una meseta a 2.240 metros de altura it was built on a plateau at an altitude of 2,240 meters
    montañas que sobrepasan los 4.000 metros de altura mountains that rise to (a height of) over 4,000 meters
    2
    de altura ‹pesquero/flota› deep-sea ( before n)
    remolcador de altura oceangoing tug
    D
    (dignidad): se lo dijo con mucha altura she told him in a very dignified manner
    reaccionó con mucha altura he reacted with great dignity
    1
    (en una calle): ¿a qué altura de Serrano vive? how far up o along Serrano do you live?
    cuando la procesión llegó a la altura del Ayuntamiento when the procession reached City Hall
    viven a la altura de la Plaza de Colón they live up by Plaza de Colón
    2
    (latitud): situada en el Adriático, a la altura de Florencia situated on the Adriatic, on the same latitude as Florence o ( colloq) as far up/down as Florence
    F
    (en sentido temporal): a estas/esas alturas: a estas alturas ya deberías haber aprendido cómo se hace you should have learned how to do it by now
    ¡a estas alturas me vienes con esas preguntas! it's a bit late to be asking questions like that now!
    a estas alturas ya nadie se escandaliza por esas cosas nobody is shocked by that kind of thing anymore
    a estas alturas ya deben haber llegado they should have arrived by now o by this time
    a estas alturas del año this late on in the year, so late on in the year
    a estas alturas de la campaña electoral ya no pueden dar marcha atrás sobre eso they can't go back on that at this (late) stage of the election campaign
    a esas alturas ya había perdido las esperanzas by that stage he had already lost all hope
    a estas alturas del partido ( fam); by now, at this stage of the game ( colloq)
    G ( Mús) (de un sonido) pitch; (de la voz) pitch
    H ( Esp period) (piso) story*
    1 (cimas) heights (pl)
    2 ( Relig):
    las alturas the highest
    gloria a Dios en las alturas glory to God in the highest o on high
    * * *

     

    altura sustantivo femenino
    1 (de persona, edificio, techo) height;

    2 ( indicando posición) height;

    a la altura de los ojos at eye level;
    estar/ponerse a la altura de algo/algn: para ponernos a la altura de la competencia to put ourselves on a par with our competitors;
    estar a la altura de las circunstancias to rise to the occasion;
    no está a la altura de su predecesor he doesn't match up to his predecessor
    3
    a) (Aviac, Geog) ( altitud) altitude;

    a 2.240 metros de altura at an altitude of 2,240 meters

    b)

    de alturapesquero/flota deep-sea ( before n);


    remolcador oceangoing ( before n)
    4 ( en sentido horizontal):
    ¿a qué altura de Serrano vive? how far up Serrano do you live?;

    cuando llegamos a la altura de la plaza when we reached the square
    5 ( en sentido temporal):

    ¡a estas alturas me vienes con eso! you wait till now to bring this to me!;
    a estas alturas del año this late on in the year;
    a esas alturas ya no me importaba by that stage I didn't mind
    6 (Mús) pitch
    altura sustantivo femenino
    1 height
    de nueve metros de altura, nine metres high
    2 (nivel) level
    a la misma altura, on the same level
    Geography on the same latitude: Helena vive a la altura del hospital, Helena lives by the hospital
    ♦ Locuciones: figurado no está a la altura de su rival, he doesn't measure up to his rival
    figurado se supo poner a la altura de las circunstancias, she was able to meet the challenge
    a estas alturas ya deberías conocerlo, you should know him by now
    ' altura' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    alta
    - alto
    - betún
    - estatura
    - estirón
    - grandeza
    - salto
    - sobrepasar
    - superar
    - talla
    - alcanzar
    - asorocharse
    - caer
    - descender
    - descenso
    - elevar
    - grande
    - listón
    - mal
    - máximo
    - mayor
    - nivel
    - tomar
    English:
    dizzy
    - equal
    - eye-level
    - height
    - high
    - ht
    - inadequate
    - level
    - live up to
    - low
    - match
    - measure up
    - name
    - off-shore fishing
    - patch
    - rise
    - storey
    - tall
    - up to
    - deep
    - elevation
    - head
    - justice
    - league
    - live
    - measure
    - par
    - second
    - third
    - up
    * * *
    altura nf
    1. [de persona, cosa] height;
    mide o [m5] tiene 2 metros de altura [persona] he's 2 metres tall;
    [cosa] it's 2 metres high
    2. [posición] height;
    pon los dos altavoces a la misma altura put both speakers level with each other;
    la serpiente le mordió a la altura del tobillo the snake bit him on the ankle;
    el tráfico está congestionado a la altura del ayuntamiento there's a traffic jam in the area of the town hall;
    ¿a qué altura está la oficina de turismo? how far along the road is the tourist information office?;
    está a la altura de la estación it's next to the station
    3. [altitud] height;
    Viella está a 1.000 metros de altura Viella is 1,000 metres above sea level;
    ganar o [m5] tomar altura [avión] to climb;
    perder altura [avión] to lose height;
    volar a gran altura to fly at altitude;
    volaremos a 2.000 metros de altura we'll be flying at an altitude of 2,000 metres;
    se esperan nevadas en alturas superiores a los 800 metros snow is forecast on high ground above 800 metres;
    Fig
    las alturas [el cielo] Heaven;
    Gloria a Dios en las alturas glory to God in the highest
    4. [latitud] latitude
    5. Fig [nivel]
    a la altura de on a par with;
    intentan ponerse a la altura de los líderes del mercado they're trying to catch up with the market leaders;
    la moda inglesa nunca se pondrá a la altura de la italiana English fashion will never reach the standard of Italian fashion;
    su última novela no está a la altura de sus anteriores her latest novel isn't up to the standard of her previous ones;
    la película no estuvo a la altura de sus expectativas the film didn't come up to o fell short of her expectations;
    comprarlo no estaba a la altura de mis posibilidades it wasn't within my means to buy it;
    no está a la altura del puesto he's not up to the job;
    al devolverle el insulto, se puso a su altura by insulting him back, she showed herself to be no better than him;
    estar a la altura de las circunstancias to be worthy of the occasion, to be equal to the challenge;
    ninguno de los dos equipos estuvo a la altura de las circunstancias neither of the teams was able to rise to the occasion;
    Fam
    a la altura del betún o RP [m5]del felpudo: nos dejó a la altura del betún o RP [m5] del felpudo it left us looking really bad;
    hemos quedado a la altura del betún o RP [m5]del felpudo, teníamos que haberle comprado un regalo it looks really bad that we didn't buy him a present;
    Fam
    a la altura de los zapatos: como tenista, no le llega a la altura de los zapatos he's nowhere near as good a tennis player as her
    a gran altura: jugaron a gran altura y ganaron el título they played magnificently and won the title;
    rayar a gran altura to excel, to shine
    6. Fig [de persona] stature;
    [de sentimientos, espíritu] loftiness;
    un escritor de gran altura moral a writer with lofty morals
    7. [tiempo]
    a estas alturas this far on;
    a estas alturas ya tendrían que saber lo que me gusta by now, they ought to know what I like;
    a estas alturas ya no se puede cambiar nada it's too late to change anything now;
    a estas alturas ya debías saber que eso no se hace you should know better than that by now;
    a estas alturas del año ya es muy tarde para ponerse a estudiar it's a bit late in the year to start studying;
    si a estas alturas no te has decidido… if you haven't decided by now…;
    no me digas que a estas alturas todavía tienes dudas sobre tu boda don't tell me you still have doubts about getting married even at this late stage
    8. [cumbre] summit, top;
    las grandes alturas alpinas the great peaks of the Alps
    9. Esp [piso] floor;
    una casa de dos alturas a two-storey house
    10. [salto de altura] high jump
    11. Mús pitch
    12. Náut
    de altura [buque] ocean-going;
    flota de altura deep-sea fleet;
    navegación de altura ocean navigation;
    pesca de altura deep-sea fishing
    13. Geom [de triángulo] height
    * * *
    f
    1 height;
    de diez metros de altura 10 meters in height, 10 meters high;
    a la altura de on a par with;
    a estas alturas by this time, by now
    2 MÚS pitch
    3 AVIA altitude;
    tomar altura gain altitude
    4 GEOG latitude
    * * *
    altura nf
    1) : height
    2) : altitude
    3) : loftiness, nobleness
    4)
    a la altura de : near, up by
    en la avenida San Antonio a la altura de la Calle Tres: on San Antonio Avenue up near Third Street
    5)
    a estas alturas : at this point, at this stage of the game
    * * *
    1. (medida) height
    2. (importancia) importance
    a estas alturas by now / at this stage
    medir / tener... metros de altura (persona) to be... metres tall (cosa) to be... metres high

    Spanish-English dictionary > altura

  • 6 amortización

    f.
    1 amortization, paying-off, writing off, redemption.
    2 accumulated depreciation.
    * * *
    1 (pago) redemption
    2 (recuperación) amortization, depreciation, writing off
    * * *
    SF
    1) (Econ) [de bono] redemption; [de préstamo] repayment; [de bienes] depreciation; [de puesto] abolition
    2) (Jur) amortization
    * * *
    femenino ( de inversión) recovery; ( de préstamo) repayment; (de bonos, hipoteca) redemption
    * * *
    = capital repayment, repayment, amortisation [amortization, -USA], redemption.
    Ex. Repayments is normally by equal half-yearly payments of capital and interest after a moratorium on capital repayments of up to five years, depending on project completion date.
    Ex. Repayments is normally by equal half-yearly payments of capital and interest after a moratorium on capital repayments of up to five years, depending on project completion date.
    Ex. This means that the switching centres being introduced now will have to cater for both analogue and digital signals, as the amortization time of a large switching centre is 20 to 30 years.
    Ex. Apart from the initial purchase and the final redemption of vouchers, the Scheme eliminates all financial elements when paying for international transactions = Aparte de la compra inicial y el reembolso final de los vales canjeables, este Sistema elimina todos los aspectos económicos que intervienen en el pago por cualquier operación realizada entre países.
    ----
    * fondo de amortización = sinking fund.
    * plazos de amortización = repayment schedules.
    * * *
    femenino ( de inversión) recovery; ( de préstamo) repayment; (de bonos, hipoteca) redemption
    * * *
    = capital repayment, repayment, amortisation [amortization, -USA], redemption.

    Ex: Repayments is normally by equal half-yearly payments of capital and interest after a moratorium on capital repayments of up to five years, depending on project completion date.

    Ex: Repayments is normally by equal half-yearly payments of capital and interest after a moratorium on capital repayments of up to five years, depending on project completion date.
    Ex: This means that the switching centres being introduced now will have to cater for both analogue and digital signals, as the amortization time of a large switching centre is 20 to 30 years.
    Ex: Apart from the initial purchase and the final redemption of vouchers, the Scheme eliminates all financial elements when paying for international transactions = Aparte de la compra inicial y el reembolso final de los vales canjeables, este Sistema elimina todos los aspectos económicos que intervienen en el pago por cualquier operación realizada entre países.
    * fondo de amortización = sinking fund.
    * plazos de amortización = repayment schedules.

    * * *
    A
    2 (de un préstamo) repayment
    3 (de bonos, de una hipoteca) redemption
    B (en un balance) depreciation, amortization
    Compuestos:
    accelerated depreciation
    amortización decreciente or degresiva
    reducing balance depreciation
    straight line depreciation
    C (de puestos) elimination
    * * *

     

    amortización sustantivo femenino ( de inversión) recovery;
    ( de préstamo) repayment;
    (de bonos, hipoteca) redemption
    amortización f Fin (de un bono, una deuda) repayment
    (de inversión) depreciation, amortization
    ' amortización' also found in these entries:
    English:
    amortization
    - depreciation
    * * *
    1. [de deuda, préstamo, hipoteca] repayment, paying-off
    2. [de inversión, capital] recouping;
    [de bonos, acciones] redemption; [de bienes de equipo] depreciation
    3. [de puesto de trabajo] abolition;
    este cambio implicará la amortización de puestos de trabajo this change will mean some jobs will be done away with
    * * *
    f repayment, redemption

    Spanish-English dictionary > amortización

  • 7 ansiedad

    f.
    1 anxiety.
    con ansiedad anxiously
    2 nervous tension (Psi).
    * * *
    1 anxiety
    2 MEDICINA nervous tension
    \
    con ansiedad anxiously
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=preocupación) anxiety, worry
    2) (Med) anxiety, nervous tension
    * * *
    a) ( preocupación) anxiety
    b) (Med, Psic) anxiety
    * * *
    = anxiety, stress, distress, solicitude.
    Ex. There is a concern that when presented too many information options, the individual begins to avoid being informed, and to relieve the anxiety, makes an uninformed decision.
    Ex. Flexibility of course does not mean that the structure is flexible and will bend or move under stress.
    Ex. The reason for his distress seemed to have been twofold: he derived comfort from reading the roll and he would have found it very embarassing to admit at the end of his journey that he had lost it.
    Ex. There were moments when he could be almost affectionate, moments when his thoughts did not seem to be turned inward upon his own anxious solicitudes.
    ----
    * aliviar la ansiedad = allay + anxiety.
    * ansiedad causada por la tecnología = technostress.
    * ansiedad en el trabajo = job anxiety, work anxiety.
    * ansiedad provocada por la biblioteca = library anxiety.
    * ansiedad social = social anxiety.
    * aplacar la ansiedad = allay + anxiety.
    * ataque de ansiedad = panic attack, anxiety attack.
    * calmar la ansiedad = allay + anxiety.
    * causar ansiedad = cause + anxiety.
    * con ansiedad = eagerly, with bated breath.
    * contra la ansiedad = anti-anxiety.
    * esperado durante tiempo y con ansiedad = long-and-expectantly-awaited.
    * esperar con ansiedad = hope for, hold + Posesivo + breath.
    * esperar con ansiedad (+ Infinitivo) = look forward to (+ Gerundio).
    * que produce ansiedad = anxiety-producing.
    * sensación de ansiedad = sinking feeling.
    * sentir ansiedad = feel + anxiety.
    * síndrome de ansiedad = anxiety disorder.
    * trastorno de ansiedad = anxiety disorder, panic disorder.
    * * *
    a) ( preocupación) anxiety
    b) (Med, Psic) anxiety
    * * *
    = anxiety, stress, distress, solicitude.

    Ex: There is a concern that when presented too many information options, the individual begins to avoid being informed, and to relieve the anxiety, makes an uninformed decision.

    Ex: Flexibility of course does not mean that the structure is flexible and will bend or move under stress.
    Ex: The reason for his distress seemed to have been twofold: he derived comfort from reading the roll and he would have found it very embarassing to admit at the end of his journey that he had lost it.
    Ex: There were moments when he could be almost affectionate, moments when his thoughts did not seem to be turned inward upon his own anxious solicitudes.
    * aliviar la ansiedad = allay + anxiety.
    * ansiedad causada por la tecnología = technostress.
    * ansiedad en el trabajo = job anxiety, work anxiety.
    * ansiedad provocada por la biblioteca = library anxiety.
    * ansiedad social = social anxiety.
    * aplacar la ansiedad = allay + anxiety.
    * ataque de ansiedad = panic attack, anxiety attack.
    * calmar la ansiedad = allay + anxiety.
    * causar ansiedad = cause + anxiety.
    * con ansiedad = eagerly, with bated breath.
    * contra la ansiedad = anti-anxiety.
    * esperado durante tiempo y con ansiedad = long-and-expectantly-awaited.
    * esperar con ansiedad = hope for, hold + Posesivo + breath.
    * esperar con ansiedad (+ Infinitivo) = look forward to (+ Gerundio).
    * que produce ansiedad = anxiety-producing.
    * sensación de ansiedad = sinking feeling.
    * sentir ansiedad = feel + anxiety.
    * síndrome de ansiedad = anxiety disorder.
    * trastorno de ansiedad = anxiety disorder, panic disorder.

    * * *
    1 (preocupación) anxiety
    esperábamos con ansiedad alguna noticia sobre su paradero we anxiously awaited news of his whereabouts
    2 ( Med, Psic) anxiety
    * * *

     

    ansiedad sustantivo femenino


    b) (Med, Psic) anxiety

    ansiedad sustantivo femenino anxiety: espera con ansiedad noticias de su hijo, she's anxiously awaiting news about her son
    ' ansiedad' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    zozobra
    English:
    anxiety
    - beside
    - bated
    - eagerly
    * * *
    1. [inquietud] anxiety;
    esperan los resultados con ansiedad they are anxiously waiting for the results
    2. Psi nervous tension
    * * *
    f anxiety
    * * *
    : anxiety
    * * *
    ansiedad n anxiety [pl. anxieties]

    Spanish-English dictionary > ansiedad

  • 8 aprensivo

    adj.
    1 apprehensive, anxious, worrisome, fearful.
    2 scrupulous, squeamish, too fussy.
    m.
    worrier.
    * * *
    1 apprehensive
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 apprehensive
    * * *
    ADJ (=preocupado) apprehensive, worried; (=escrupuloso) squeamish
    * * *
    - va adjetivo
    * * *
    = apprehensive, sinking.
    Ex. The author makes recommendations encouraging a less apprehensive and more integrative and developmental view of the social effects of children's computer use.
    Ex. He was overcome by the sinking realization that he was going to have to work day and night to prepare something he could be proud of by next Friday.
    * * *
    - va adjetivo
    * * *
    = apprehensive, sinking.

    Ex: The author makes recommendations encouraging a less apprehensive and more integrative and developmental view of the social effects of children's computer use.

    Ex: He was overcome by the sinking realization that he was going to have to work day and night to prepare something he could be proud of by next Friday.

    * * *
    overanxious
    es muy aprensivo he worries a lot, he's such a worrier
    * * *

    aprensivo
    ◊ -va adjetivo: es muy aprensivo he's such a worrier

    aprensivo,-a adjetivo apprehensive

    ' aprensivo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    aprensiva
    - escrupulosa
    - escrupuloso
    English:
    apprehensive
    - nervous
    - overanxious
    - squeamish
    * * *
    aprensivo, -a adj
    1. [miedoso] apprehensive
    2. [escrupuloso] squeamish
    3. [hipocondríaco] hypochondriac
    * * *
    adj apprehensive
    * * *
    aprensivo, -va adj
    : apprehensive, worried

    Spanish-English dictionary > aprensivo

  • 9 cada

    adj.
    1 each.
    cada dos meses every two months
    cada cosa a su tiempo one thing at a time
    cada cual each one, everyone
    ¿cada cuánto? how often?
    cada uno de each of
    cada uno a lo suyo everyone should get on with their own business
    cada vez every time, each time
    2 such.
    ¡se pone cada sombrero! she wears such hats!
    ¡tiene cada cosa! the things he comes up with!
    3 such unlikely, such.
    * * *
    1 (de dos) each; (de varios) every
    cada uno lleva su abrigo they're each wearing their coat, each of them is wearing his coat
    ¡dice cada cosa! he says such strange things!
    ¡le pegó cada grito! she really shouted at him!
    \
    a cada cual lo suyo (recibir) everyone should get their fair share 2 (pagar) everyone should pay their own way
    a cada paso at every step
    ¿cada cuánto? how often?
    ¿cada cuánto vais al cine? how often do you go to the cinema?
    cada día every day
    cada vez más more and more, increasingly
    * * *
    adj.
    1) each
    - cada vez mejor
    * * *
    ADJ INV
    1) [uso distributivo] [con elementos individuales] each; [con números, tiempo] every

    cada cual busca la felicidad como quierewe all seek o each one of us seeks happiness in our own way

    2) [indicando frecuencia] every

    cada cierto tiempo — every so often, every now and then

    cada dos días — every couple of days, every other day

    ¿cada cuánto tiempo? — how often?

    cada que Méx whenever, every time (that)

    cada vez que — whenever, every time (that)

    cada vez que voy al extranjerowhenever o every time (that) I go abroad

    3) [indicando progresión]

    cada vez másmore and more

    cada vez mejorbetter and better

    cada vez menosless and less

    cada vez peorworse and worse

    4) [uso enfático]

    ¡tienes cada cosa! — the things you come out with!

    ¡oye una cada historia! — the things you hear nowadays!

    ¡se compra cada coche! — you should see the cars he buys!

    CADA ► Cada se traduce por each cuando queremos individualizar, cuando se conocen o se le quiere dar importancia a los elementos dentro del grupo: A cada miembro del personal se le asignó una tarea específica Each member of staff was allocated a specific task Quiero tener una charla con cada uno de vosotros I want to have a chat with each of you ► Se traduce por every cuando el número de elementos del grupo no se conoce o no importa, cuando se está generalizando: Cada empresa funciona de una manera distinta Every company works differently Cada día me dice una cosa diferente Every day he tells me something different Cada vez que viene nos trae un regalo Every time he comes he brings us a present En expresiones como cada dos meses/cada tres años {etc}, cada se traduce por every: Se hace una revisión cada tres meses He has a check-up every three months ► Cuando hablamos solo de dos cosas o personas, cada solamente se puede traducir por each: Es importante que cada gemelo desarrolle su propia personalidad It is important that each twin develops his own personality Cuando each o every forman parte del sujeto, el verbo va en singular. Para otros usos y ejemplos ver la entrada
    * * *
    adjetivo invariable
    1)

    cada día — every day, each day

    cada dos días — every other day, every two days

    ¿cada cuánto viene? — how often does she come?

    cuestan $25 cada uno — they cost $25 each

    cada uno or cada cual sabe qué es lo que más le conviene — everyone o each individual knows what's best for him or her

    b) ( delante de numeral) every
    2)

    tienes cada idea...! — the things you come out with!

    * * *
    = each, every.
    Ex. Both these hosts offers around thirty-five data bases each.
    Ex. The directory is a finding list which lists for every field its tag, the number of characters in the field, and the starting character position of the field within the record.
    ----
    * a cada rato = every so often, every now and then, every now and again.
    * cada año = annually, on a yearly basis, year-on-year, yearly.
    * cada caso por separado = on a case-by-case basis.
    * cada cierto tiempo = episodic, every so often, every now and then, every now and again.
    * cada cinco minutos = every five minutes.
    * cada cual por su cuenta = every man for himself.
    * cada cuando = every so often, every now and then, every now and again, every once in a while.
    * cada cuantos + Nombre = every few + Nombre.
    * cada día = every day.
    * cada día que pasa = each passing day.
    * cada diez años = ten-yearly, decennially.
    * cada dos = every other.
    * cada dos años = biennially.
    * cada dos días = every other day.
    * cada dos minutos = every other minute.
    * cada dos por tres = all the time, now and again, often [oftener -comp., oftenest -sup.], frequently, every other minute, every five minutes, every few minutes.
    * cada dos semanas = biweekly [bi-weekly].
    * cada hora = hourly.
    * cada pocos años = every few years.
    * cada seis meses = six-monthly.
    * cada semana = weekly.
    * cada tanto = every so often, every now and then, every now and again, every once in a while.
    * cada tantos minutos = every few minutes.
    * cada tantos + Período de Tiempo = every few + Período de Tiempo.
    * cada tanto tiempo = every so often, every now and then, every now and again, every once in a while.
    * cada uno = apiece, each.
    * cada uno por separado = each one alone.
    * cada uno que se las apañe como pueda = every man for himself.
    * cada vez = at a time, each time, every time [everytime].
    * cada vez en mayor grado = ever-increasing.
    * cada vez más = ever-growing, ever-increasing, increasingly, more and more, progressively, ever more, mushrooming, ever greater, in increasing numbers, increasing.
    * cada vez más abultado = swelling.
    * cada vez más acelerado = accelerated.
    * cada vez más + Adjetivo = ever + Adjetivo Comparativo.
    * cada vez más alto = constantly rising, steadily rising, steadily growing.
    * cada vez más amplio = ever-widening.
    * cada vez más avanzado = fast-moving.
    * cada vez más desarrollado = fast-developing.
    * cada vez más estricto = tightening.
    * cada vez más extendido = spreading.
    * cada vez más fácil = ever easier.
    * cada vez más lejos = further and further.
    * cada vez más + Participio = ever + Gerundio.
    * cada vez más pruebas = accumulating evidence.
    * cada vez más rápido = ever faster, accelerated.
    * cada vez más restringido = tightening.
    * cada vez más tenue = fading.
    * cada vez más viejo = aging [ageing].
    * cada vez mayor = escalating, ever-growing, ever-increasing, expanded, growing, increasing, mounting, rising, spiralling [spiraling, -USA], deepening, rapidly growing, expanding, constantly rising, swelling, ever larger [ever-larger], galloping, steadily rising, steadily growing, mushrooming, ever greater, rapidly expanding, ever-widening, burgeoning, heightening.
    * cada vez mejor = from strength to strength.
    * cada vez menor = decreasing, dwindling, diminishing, thinning, fading, waning, declining, falling, shrinking, receding, sinking, ebbing, descending.
    * cada vez menos = less and less.
    * cada vez mucho mayor = fast-increasing, exploding.
    * cada vez peor = worsening.
    * con una pierna a cada lado de = astride.
    * de cada + Número + veces + Número = Número + times out of + Número.
    * demanda cada vez menor = falling demand.
    * desajuste cada vez mayor entre... y = widening of the gap beween.... and, widening gap between... and.
    * desajuste cada vez menor entre... y = narrowing gap between... and, narrowing of the gap between... and.
    * diferencia cada vez mayor entre... y = widening of the gap beween.... and, widening gap between... and.
    * diferencia cada vez menor entre... y = narrowing gap between... and, narrowing of the gap between... and.
    * disfrutar cada minuto de = enjoy + every minute of.
    * distanciamiento cada vez mayor entre... y = widening gap between... and, widening of the gap beween.... and.
    * el pan nuestro de cada día = all in a day's work.
    * ganarse el pan de cada día = get + Posesivo + bread, earn + Posesivo + bread, earn + Posesivo + bread and butter.
    * importancia cada vez mayor = growing importance, growing significance.
    * ir cada vez mejor = grow from + strength to strength, go + great guns.
    * población cada vez más envejecida = greying population [graying population].
    * preocupación cada vez mayor (por) = growing concern (about).
    * problema cada vez mayor = growing problem.
    * problemas cada vez mayores = mounting problems.
    * pruebas cada vez más concluyentes = mounting evidence.
    * qué es cada cosa = what is what.
    * separación cada vez mayor entre... y = widening gap between... and.
    * todos y cada uno = in full force, each and everyone.
    * todos y cada uno de = any and every, any and all.
    * todos y cada uno de + Adjetivo + Nombre = Pronombre + every + Nombre.
    * una necesidad cada vez mayor = a growing need.
    * una vez cada dos semanas = once a fortnight.
    * una vez cada quincena = once a fortnight.
    * un número cada vez mayor = growing numbers.
    * un número cada vez mayor de = a growing number of.
    * uno de cada cinco = one in five.
    * uno de cada cuatro = one in four.
    * uno de cada diez = one in ten.
    * uno de cada ocho = one in eight.
    * uno de cada tres = one in three.
    * * *
    adjetivo invariable
    1)

    cada día — every day, each day

    cada dos días — every other day, every two days

    ¿cada cuánto viene? — how often does she come?

    cuestan $25 cada uno — they cost $25 each

    cada uno or cada cual sabe qué es lo que más le conviene — everyone o each individual knows what's best for him or her

    b) ( delante de numeral) every
    2)

    tienes cada idea...! — the things you come out with!

    * * *
    = each, every.

    Ex: Both these hosts offers around thirty-five data bases each.

    Ex: The directory is a finding list which lists for every field its tag, the number of characters in the field, and the starting character position of the field within the record.
    * a cada rato = every so often, every now and then, every now and again.
    * cada año = annually, on a yearly basis, year-on-year, yearly.
    * cada caso por separado = on a case-by-case basis.
    * cada cierto tiempo = episodic, every so often, every now and then, every now and again.
    * cada cinco minutos = every five minutes.
    * cada cual por su cuenta = every man for himself.
    * cada cuando = every so often, every now and then, every now and again, every once in a while.
    * cada cuantos + Nombre = every few + Nombre.
    * cada día = every day.
    * cada día que pasa = each passing day.
    * cada diez años = ten-yearly, decennially.
    * cada dos = every other.
    * cada dos años = biennially.
    * cada dos días = every other day.
    * cada dos minutos = every other minute.
    * cada dos por tres = all the time, now and again, often [oftener -comp., oftenest -sup.], frequently, every other minute, every five minutes, every few minutes.
    * cada dos semanas = biweekly [bi-weekly].
    * cada hora = hourly.
    * cada pocos años = every few years.
    * cada seis meses = six-monthly.
    * cada semana = weekly.
    * cada tanto = every so often, every now and then, every now and again, every once in a while.
    * cada tantos minutos = every few minutes.
    * cada tantos + Período de Tiempo = every few + Período de Tiempo.
    * cada tanto tiempo = every so often, every now and then, every now and again, every once in a while.
    * cada uno = apiece, each.
    * cada uno por separado = each one alone.
    * cada uno que se las apañe como pueda = every man for himself.
    * cada vez = at a time, each time, every time [everytime].
    * cada vez en mayor grado = ever-increasing.
    * cada vez más = ever-growing, ever-increasing, increasingly, more and more, progressively, ever more, mushrooming, ever greater, in increasing numbers, increasing.
    * cada vez más abultado = swelling.
    * cada vez más acelerado = accelerated.
    * cada vez más + Adjetivo = ever + Adjetivo Comparativo.
    * cada vez más alto = constantly rising, steadily rising, steadily growing.
    * cada vez más amplio = ever-widening.
    * cada vez más avanzado = fast-moving.
    * cada vez más desarrollado = fast-developing.
    * cada vez más estricto = tightening.
    * cada vez más extendido = spreading.
    * cada vez más fácil = ever easier.
    * cada vez más lejos = further and further.
    * cada vez más + Participio = ever + Gerundio.
    * cada vez más pruebas = accumulating evidence.
    * cada vez más rápido = ever faster, accelerated.
    * cada vez más restringido = tightening.
    * cada vez más tenue = fading.
    * cada vez más viejo = aging [ageing].
    * cada vez mayor = escalating, ever-growing, ever-increasing, expanded, growing, increasing, mounting, rising, spiralling [spiraling, -USA], deepening, rapidly growing, expanding, constantly rising, swelling, ever larger [ever-larger], galloping, steadily rising, steadily growing, mushrooming, ever greater, rapidly expanding, ever-widening, burgeoning, heightening.
    * cada vez mejor = from strength to strength.
    * cada vez menor = decreasing, dwindling, diminishing, thinning, fading, waning, declining, falling, shrinking, receding, sinking, ebbing, descending.
    * cada vez menos = less and less.
    * cada vez mucho mayor = fast-increasing, exploding.
    * cada vez peor = worsening.
    * con una pierna a cada lado de = astride.
    * de cada + Número + veces + Número = Número + times out of + Número.
    * demanda cada vez menor = falling demand.
    * desajuste cada vez mayor entre... y = widening of the gap beween.... and, widening gap between... and.
    * desajuste cada vez menor entre... y = narrowing gap between... and, narrowing of the gap between... and.
    * diferencia cada vez mayor entre... y = widening of the gap beween.... and, widening gap between... and.
    * diferencia cada vez menor entre... y = narrowing gap between... and, narrowing of the gap between... and.
    * disfrutar cada minuto de = enjoy + every minute of.
    * distanciamiento cada vez mayor entre... y = widening gap between... and, widening of the gap beween.... and.
    * el pan nuestro de cada día = all in a day's work.
    * ganarse el pan de cada día = get + Posesivo + bread, earn + Posesivo + bread, earn + Posesivo + bread and butter.
    * importancia cada vez mayor = growing importance, growing significance.
    * ir cada vez mejor = grow from + strength to strength, go + great guns.
    * población cada vez más envejecida = greying population [graying population].
    * preocupación cada vez mayor (por) = growing concern (about).
    * problema cada vez mayor = growing problem.
    * problemas cada vez mayores = mounting problems.
    * pruebas cada vez más concluyentes = mounting evidence.
    * qué es cada cosa = what is what.
    * separación cada vez mayor entre... y = widening gap between... and.
    * todos y cada uno = in full force, each and everyone.
    * todos y cada uno de = any and every, any and all.
    * todos y cada uno de + Adjetivo + Nombre = Pronombre + every + Nombre.
    * una necesidad cada vez mayor = a growing need.
    * una vez cada dos semanas = once a fortnight.
    * una vez cada quincena = once a fortnight.
    * un número cada vez mayor = growing numbers.
    * un número cada vez mayor de = a growing number of.
    * uno de cada cinco = one in five.
    * uno de cada cuatro = one in four.
    * uno de cada diez = one in ten.
    * uno de cada ocho = one in eight.
    * uno de cada tres = one in three.

    * * *
    A
    los ganadores de cada grupo pasan a la final the winners from each group go on to the final
    hay un bar en cada esquina there's a bar on every corner
    cada vez que viene me da un disgusto every time he comes he upsets me
    les puso un sello a cada uno he put a stamp on each one
    hay cinco para cada uno there are five each
    volvimos a casa cada uno por su lado we each made our own way home
    cuestan $25 cada uno they cost $25 each
    cada uno or cada cual sabe qué es lo que más le conviene everyone o each individual knows what's best for him or her
    parábamos cada cuatro kilómetros we stopped every four kilometers
    siete de cada diez seven out of (every) ten
    B
    1
    (indicando progresión): íbamos cada vez más rápido we were going faster and faster
    la gente va cada vez menos a ese tipo de club people are going less and less to that kind of club
    hace cada día más calor it's getting hotter every day o by the day
    2 ( fam)
    (con valor ponderativo): ¡tú tienes cada idea …! the things you think of!
    le ha regalado cada cosa más preciosa … he's given her such lovely things
    * * *

     

    cada adjetivo invariable
    1

    ( con énfasis en la totalidad del conjunto) every;

    hay un bar en cada esquina ther's a bar in every corner;
    cada día every day, each day;
    ¿cada cuánto viene? how often does she come?;
    hay cinco para cada uno there are five each;
    cuestan $25 cada uno they cost $25 each;
    cada uno or cual sabe qué es lo que más le conviene everyone o each individual knows what's best for him or her;
    cada vez que viene every time o whenever he comes


    siete de cada diez seven out of (every) ten
    2 ( indicando progresión):

    lo hace cada vez mejor she's getting better all the time;
    cada vez más gente more and more people;
    cada vez menos tiempo less and less time
    cada adjetivo
    1 (distribución) (entre dos) each
    (entre más) each, every
    seis de cada diez, six out of (every) ten
    2 (frecuencia) cada día, every day
    cada dos días, every second day o every other day
    ¿cada cuánto vas al cine?, how often do you go the cinema?
    3 fam (intensificador) ¡tu hija hace cada pregunta!, your daughter asks such awkward questions!
    4 (todas las personas) cada uno hace lo que quiere, everyone does as they like
    (en una serie) cada uno de ellos dará una conferencia, each of them will give us a lecture
    ♦ Locuciones: a cada instante/paso, constantly
    a cada uno/a cada cual lo suyo, fair shares for all
    (para ser justo) es una mujer pesadísima pero muy servicial, a cada uno lo suyo, to be fair, she's a pain in the neck but she's awfully helpful
    (a cada uno lo que le pertenece) es una reivindicación justa, sólo pretende dar a cada uno lo suyo, it's a fair claim which only aims to give everyone their fair share
    cada dos por tres, every other minute
    cada vez, every time: cada vez que viene nos acabamos enfadando, everytime he comes we end up getting angry
    cada vez veo peor, my sights getting worse and worse
    cada vez más, more and more
    cada vez menos, less and less
    La diferencia entre each y every es muy pequeña. Every se refiere a un grupo y each a los individuos en el grupo: Cada trabajador debe empezar a las ocho. Every worker should begin at eight. Hablaré con cada trabajador durante la semana. I will speak to each worker during the weak. Como ves, el uso depende únicamente de cómo quieres considerar a los trabajadores: como individuos o como un grupo.
    ' cada' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    A
    - cañería
    - curso
    - dos
    - instante
    - más
    - menos
    - ocurrencia
    - pasar
    - paso
    - patada
    - quisque
    - quisqui
    - rato
    - repetirse
    - salir
    - siempre
    - solicitada
    - solicitado
    - tema
    - toda
    - todo
    - una
    - uno
    - verso
    - vez
    - viñeta
    - a
    - bimestral
    - correspondiente
    - cosa
    - cual
    - cuando
    - día
    - el
    - intercalar
    - lado
    - mejor
    - nervioso
    - peor
    - poner
    - semestre
    - sendos
    - tanda
    - tiempo
    - valer
    English:
    A
    - and
    - annoy
    - apiece
    - bash out
    - begrudge
    - better
    - bread
    - busy signal
    - butt in
    - carbon copy
    - checkup
    - commute
    - Dick and Harry
    - each
    - either
    - every
    - everyplace
    - exercise
    - expect
    - for
    - fortnightly
    - growing
    - half-hourly
    - head
    - hourly
    - how
    - in
    - increasingly
    - interval
    - less
    - magazine
    - match
    - measure out
    - meet
    - milk
    - misspell
    - mist
    - more
    - nightly
    - nine
    - other
    - out of
    - outflow
    - particular
    - percentage
    - sea
    - second
    - time
    - Tom
    * * *
    cada adj inv
    1. [indicando correspondencia] each;
    nos tocan 1.000 pesos a cada (uno) it comes to 1,000 pesos each o apiece;
    cada cosa a su tiempo one thing at a time;
    cada cual each one, everyone;
    cada cual que haga lo que le parezca everyone do as they see fit;
    cada uno de each of;
    cada uno o [m5] cual a lo suyo everyone should get on with their own business;
    cada uno es cada uno, cada uno es como es everyone's different;
    cada vez every time, each time;
    cada vez que viene, me pide algo prestado every time o each time o whenever he comes, he asks to borrow something
    2. [con números, tiempo] every;
    cada tres segundos nace un niño a child is born every three seconds;
    tres de cada diez personas three out of every ten people;
    cinco televisores por cada cien habitantes five televisions per hundred inhabitants;
    cada dos meses every two months;
    cada cierto tiempo every so often;
    ¿cada cuánto? how often?;
    a cada momento o Am [m5] rato all the time, constantly;
    a cada momento o Am [m5]rato me preguntan algo, así no puedo trabajar people are constantly asking me things, so I can't get any work done
    3. [valor progresivo]
    me gusta cada vez más I like it more and more;
    sus discursos son cada vez más largos his speeches get longer and longer;
    el tema me interesa cada vez menos I'm getting less and less interested in the subject;
    esta revista es cada vez peor this magazine gets worse and worse;
    cada día más more and more each day
    4. [valor enfático] such;
    ¡se pone cada sombrero! she wears such hats!;
    ¡tiene cada cosa! the things he comes up with!;
    ¡mis vecinos arman cada escándalo! my neighbours are always kicking up a fuss o row about something!
    * * *
    adj
    cada cosa en su sitio everything in its place;
    cada uno, cada cual each one;
    cada vez every time, each time;
    cada tres días every three days;
    uno de cada tres one out of every three;
    uno de cada one of each
    2
    :
    cada vez más more and more, increasingly
    * * *
    cada adj
    1) : each
    cuestan diez pesos cada una: they cost ten pesos each
    2) : every
    cada vez: every time
    3) : such, some
    sales con cada historia: you come up with such crazy stories
    4)
    cada vez más : more and more, increasingly
    5)
    cada vez menos : less and less
    * * *
    cada adj
    1. (en general) every
    ¡dice cada tontería! he says such stupid things!
    ¡sale con cada excusa! she comes out with amazing excuses!
    ¿cada cuánto? how often?
    cada vez más more and more / increasingly

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  • 10 cada vez menor

    (adj.) = decreasing, dwindling, diminishing, thinning, fading, waning, declining, falling, shrinking, receding, sinking, ebbing, descending
    Ex. It is impossible to read the library press today without reading about the increasing costs of maintaining, and the decreasing budgets of libraries, and particularly about the increasing costs of technical services.
    Ex. Squeezed between the upper and nether milestones of increasing demand and dwindling resources, individual librarians develop ways in which to make their jobs easier.
    Ex. It is remarkable how, in an economy with diminishing job opportunities, librarians compensate for their inability to demonstrate the value of their skills by seeking the protection of educational and certification requirements.
    Ex. News of boundless timber reserves spread, and before long lumberjacks from the thinning hardwood forests of New England swarmed into the uncharted area with no other possessions than their axes and brawn and the clothing they wore.
    Ex. With the fading significance of these physical forms, some of the rationale for unit entries has disappeared.
    Ex. This article discusses the impact of growing number of students and waning financial resources on library services and acquisition focusing on book shortages, security problems and inadequacy of staffing.
    Ex. The public library is a complex institution, evolving through many decades of human history and colliding today with the perplexing realities of change, declining funding, and shifting purpose.
    Ex. As well as cuts imposed by the Government, libraries were faced with inflation in the price of books and periodicals, and a falling rate of exchange between the pound and the dollar.
    Ex. Many challenges lie ahead for those selling children's books with increased competition and shrinking profit margins.
    Ex. Poland is currently enjoying a steadily rising national income, declining inflation, receding unemployment and an educational boom.
    Ex. It has not yet been decided what strategies libraries will use to face the crisis of rising personnel costs and sinking funds for book acquisitions.
    Ex. Every publisher, materials vendor, systems vendor and bibliographic utility that serve libraries face sharp competition for a share of the ebbing library market.
    Ex. The second reason is that companies have to take care of costs to meet the descending price rate of the market.
    * * *
    (adj.) = decreasing, dwindling, diminishing, thinning, fading, waning, declining, falling, shrinking, receding, sinking, ebbing, descending

    Ex: It is impossible to read the library press today without reading about the increasing costs of maintaining, and the decreasing budgets of libraries, and particularly about the increasing costs of technical services.

    Ex: Squeezed between the upper and nether milestones of increasing demand and dwindling resources, individual librarians develop ways in which to make their jobs easier.
    Ex: It is remarkable how, in an economy with diminishing job opportunities, librarians compensate for their inability to demonstrate the value of their skills by seeking the protection of educational and certification requirements.
    Ex: News of boundless timber reserves spread, and before long lumberjacks from the thinning hardwood forests of New England swarmed into the uncharted area with no other possessions than their axes and brawn and the clothing they wore.
    Ex: With the fading significance of these physical forms, some of the rationale for unit entries has disappeared.
    Ex: This article discusses the impact of growing number of students and waning financial resources on library services and acquisition focusing on book shortages, security problems and inadequacy of staffing.
    Ex: The public library is a complex institution, evolving through many decades of human history and colliding today with the perplexing realities of change, declining funding, and shifting purpose.
    Ex: As well as cuts imposed by the Government, libraries were faced with inflation in the price of books and periodicals, and a falling rate of exchange between the pound and the dollar.
    Ex: Many challenges lie ahead for those selling children's books with increased competition and shrinking profit margins.
    Ex: Poland is currently enjoying a steadily rising national income, declining inflation, receding unemployment and an educational boom.
    Ex: It has not yet been decided what strategies libraries will use to face the crisis of rising personnel costs and sinking funds for book acquisitions.
    Ex: Every publisher, materials vendor, systems vendor and bibliographic utility that serve libraries face sharp competition for a share of the ebbing library market.
    Ex: The second reason is that companies have to take care of costs to meet the descending price rate of the market.

    Spanish-English dictionary > cada vez menor

  • 11 caer en desuso

    to fall into disuse
    * * *
    (v.) = fall into + disuse, fall out of + fashion, go out of + use, lapse, fall into + disfavour, die out, drop from + sight, go out of + favour, pass away, fall into + desuetude, fall into + desuetude, pass into + desuetude, sink into + desuetude, sink into + oblivion
    Ex. However, from the sixties, competition for the railway worker's leisure time from public libraries, service clubs and the humble television meant that many branch libraries fell into disuse.
    Ex. Rotundas were widely used for all but the most formal texts in the fifteenth century, but fell out of fashion during the sixteenth century, surviving longest in Spain.
    Ex. The English, French, and Dutch bastardas went out of use by the mid sixteenth century.
    Ex. The Act was finally allowed to lapse in 1695 and the Stationers' Company was unable to protect its members' rights against those who chose to infringe them.
    Ex. The printed catalogue has fallen into disfavour, and been replaced by card catalogues, and, more recently, on-line catalogues.
    Ex. These changes accelerated through much of the nineteenth century, with the older material such as the chivalric romance dying out about the 1960s.
    Ex. The older material, such as the chivalric romances, dropped from sight.
    Ex. The author follows the history through to the point, in the latter part of the nineteenth century, when mirror-image monograms went out of favour and were replaced by straightforward monograms.
    Ex. These tools are useable for analytical studies of how technologies emerge, mature and pass away.
    Ex. Probably only one in a hundred girls who give birth clandestinely even knows that an edict of King Henry II, now fallen into desuetude, once made their action punishable by death.
    Ex. Probably only one in a hundred girls who give birth clandestinely even knows that an edict of King Henry II, now fallen into desuetude, once made their action punishable by death.
    Ex. To make a very long story unacceptably short, espionage passed into desuetude after the Reagan years.
    Ex. It is clear now that after a time, with her marriage sinking into desuetude, Vivien entered into a sexual relationship with Russell.
    Ex. Our deliberate and passionate ambition is to avoid the traps of soulless, dead villages turned into museums, slowly sinking into oblivion.
    * * *
    (v.) = fall into + disuse, fall out of + fashion, go out of + use, lapse, fall into + disfavour, die out, drop from + sight, go out of + favour, pass away, fall into + desuetude, fall into + desuetude, pass into + desuetude, sink into + desuetude, sink into + oblivion

    Ex: However, from the sixties, competition for the railway worker's leisure time from public libraries, service clubs and the humble television meant that many branch libraries fell into disuse.

    Ex: Rotundas were widely used for all but the most formal texts in the fifteenth century, but fell out of fashion during the sixteenth century, surviving longest in Spain.
    Ex: The English, French, and Dutch bastardas went out of use by the mid sixteenth century.
    Ex: The Act was finally allowed to lapse in 1695 and the Stationers' Company was unable to protect its members' rights against those who chose to infringe them.
    Ex: The printed catalogue has fallen into disfavour, and been replaced by card catalogues, and, more recently, on-line catalogues.
    Ex: These changes accelerated through much of the nineteenth century, with the older material such as the chivalric romance dying out about the 1960s.
    Ex: The older material, such as the chivalric romances, dropped from sight.
    Ex: The author follows the history through to the point, in the latter part of the nineteenth century, when mirror-image monograms went out of favour and were replaced by straightforward monograms.
    Ex: These tools are useable for analytical studies of how technologies emerge, mature and pass away.
    Ex: Probably only one in a hundred girls who give birth clandestinely even knows that an edict of King Henry II, now fallen into desuetude, once made their action punishable by death.
    Ex: Probably only one in a hundred girls who give birth clandestinely even knows that an edict of King Henry II, now fallen into desuetude, once made their action punishable by death.
    Ex: To make a very long story unacceptably short, espionage passed into desuetude after the Reagan years.
    Ex: It is clear now that after a time, with her marriage sinking into desuetude, Vivien entered into a sexual relationship with Russell.
    Ex: Our deliberate and passionate ambition is to avoid the traps of soulless, dead villages turned into museums, slowly sinking into oblivion.

    Spanish-English dictionary > caer en desuso

  • 12 caer en la oscuridad

    (v.) = fall into + obscurity, sink into + oblivion, sink into + obscurity, fade into + obscurity, fade into + oblivion
    Ex. The acid rain literature illustrated the 1st paradigm, where journals from the unadjusted literature were thrust forward in the adjusted literature, and no unadjusted journal fell into obscurity.
    Ex. Our deliberate and passionate ambition is to avoid the traps of soulless, dead villages turned into museums, slowly sinking into oblivion.
    Ex. Some of them enjoy loyal followings within Russia while others briefly shone before sinking into obscurity.
    Ex. But he may be put under house arrest, a dire fate for a man who is terrified of fading into obscurity.
    Ex. The music industry as we know it is slowly fading into oblivion.
    * * *
    (v.) = fall into + obscurity, sink into + oblivion, sink into + obscurity, fade into + obscurity, fade into + oblivion

    Ex: The acid rain literature illustrated the 1st paradigm, where journals from the unadjusted literature were thrust forward in the adjusted literature, and no unadjusted journal fell into obscurity.

    Ex: Our deliberate and passionate ambition is to avoid the traps of soulless, dead villages turned into museums, slowly sinking into oblivion.
    Ex: Some of them enjoy loyal followings within Russia while others briefly shone before sinking into obscurity.
    Ex: But he may be put under house arrest, a dire fate for a man who is terrified of fading into obscurity.
    Ex: The music industry as we know it is slowly fading into oblivion.

    Spanish-English dictionary > caer en la oscuridad

  • 13 cava

    f.
    1 wine cellar (bodega).
    2 digging, sinking.
    m.
    cava (beverage).
    pres.indicat.
    3rd person singular (él/ella/ello) present indicative of spanish verb: cavar.
    * * *
    1 (bebida) cava, champagne
    1 (bodega) wine cellar
    * * *
    I
    SM cava
    CAVA A sparkling white or occasionally rosé Spanish wine, cava is produced mainly in the Penedès region using the traditional techniques developed in Champagne, France. To maintain the constant temperature important to the process, the wine is stored and fermented in cellars or cavas, hence the name. Varieties of cava include: medium (semiseco), dry (seco), very dry (brut) and the extra dry variety especially recommended by connoisseurs called brut nature. II
    SF
    1) (=lugar) (=para el vino) wine cellar; [de garaje] pit
    2) Caribe (=nevera) icebox
    III
    SF (=acción) digging
    * * *
    I
    femenino cellar
    II
    * * *
    Ex. This city tour will end at the TV tower of Berlin to watch the colours of the city changing when the sun sets while enjoying a glass of German sparkling wine.
    * * *
    I
    femenino cellar
    II
    * * *

    Ex: This city tour will end at the TV tower of Berlin to watch the colours of the city changing when the sun sets while enjoying a glass of German sparkling wine.

    * * *
    cellar
    * * *

    Del verbo cavar: ( conjugate cavar)

    cava es:

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

    2ª persona singular (tú) imperativo

    Multiple Entries:
    cava    
    cavar
    cava sustantivo femenino
    cellar
    ■ sustantivo masculino
    cava ( sparkling wine)
    cavar ( conjugate cavar) verbo transitivo
    a)fosa/zanja to dig;

    pozo to sink
    b) tierra to hoe

    cava
    I m (vino espumoso) cava, familiar champagne
    II f (bodega subterránea de cava) wine cellar
    cavar verbo transitivo to dig
    ♦ Locuciones: cavar uno su propia tumba, to dig one's own grave
    ' cava' also found in these entries:
    English:
    bubbly
    - champagne
    * * *
    cava1 nf
    1. [bodega] wine cellar
    2. [faena agrícola] = action of hoeing the soil in a vineyard to break it up
    cava2 nm
    [bebida] cava, = Spanish sparkling wine
    * * *
    I m cava (sparkling wine)
    II f (wine) cellar

    Spanish-English dictionary > cava

  • 14 decreciente

    adj.
    declining, decreasing.
    * * *
    1 decreasing, diminishing
    * * *
    ADJ decreasing, diminishing
    * * *
    adjetivo decreasing (before n)
    * * *
    = decreasing, fading, waning, declining, shrinking, sinking, ebbing.
    Ex. It is impossible to read the library press today without reading about the increasing costs of maintaining, and the decreasing budgets of libraries, and particularly about the increasing costs of technical services.
    Ex. With the fading significance of these physical forms, some of the rationale for unit entries has disappeared.
    Ex. This article discusses the impact of growing number of students and waning financial resources on library services and acquisition focusing on book shortages, security problems and inadequacy of staffing.
    Ex. The public library is a complex institution, evolving through many decades of human history and colliding today with the perplexing realities of change, declining funding, and shifting purpose.
    Ex. Many challenges lie ahead for those selling children's books with increased competition and shrinking profit margins.
    Ex. It has not yet been decided what strategies libraries will use to face the crisis of rising personnel costs and sinking funds for book acquisitions.
    Ex. Every publisher, materials vendor, systems vendor and bibliographic utility that serve libraries face sharp competition for a share of the ebbing library market.
    ----
    * no decreciente = non-decreasing.
    * rendimiento decreciente = diminishing returns.
    * * *
    adjetivo decreasing (before n)
    * * *
    = decreasing, fading, waning, declining, shrinking, sinking, ebbing.

    Ex: It is impossible to read the library press today without reading about the increasing costs of maintaining, and the decreasing budgets of libraries, and particularly about the increasing costs of technical services.

    Ex: With the fading significance of these physical forms, some of the rationale for unit entries has disappeared.
    Ex: This article discusses the impact of growing number of students and waning financial resources on library services and acquisition focusing on book shortages, security problems and inadequacy of staffing.
    Ex: The public library is a complex institution, evolving through many decades of human history and colliding today with the perplexing realities of change, declining funding, and shifting purpose.
    Ex: Many challenges lie ahead for those selling children's books with increased competition and shrinking profit margins.
    Ex: It has not yet been decided what strategies libraries will use to face the crisis of rising personnel costs and sinking funds for book acquisitions.
    Ex: Every publisher, materials vendor, systems vendor and bibliographic utility that serve libraries face sharp competition for a share of the ebbing library market.
    * no decreciente = non-decreasing.
    * rendimiento decreciente = diminishing returns.

    * * *
    ‹orden› decreasing ( before n)
    el decreciente interés por estos temas the decreasing o diminishing o waning interest in these matters
    * * *

    decreciente adjetivo
    decreasing ( before n)
    decreciente adjetivo decreasing
    ' decreciente' also found in these entries:
    English:
    descend
    - wane
    * * *
    [tasa, porcentaje, tipo] declining, decreasing, falling;
    una tendencia decreciente a downward trend;
    anote estas cantidades por o [m5] en orden decreciente note down these quantities in descending order
    * * *
    adj decreasing, diminishing

    Spanish-English dictionary > decreciente

  • 15 dejar de remar

    (v.) = lie on + Posesivo + oars, rest on + Posesivo + oars
    Ex. Other boats lay on their oars in the vicinity of the sinking ship, a few survivors being rescued from the water.
    Ex. The boat continued to float idly downstream, the men resting on their oars.
    * * *
    (v.) = lie on + Posesivo + oars, rest on + Posesivo + oars

    Ex: Other boats lay on their oars in the vicinity of the sinking ship, a few survivors being rescued from the water.

    Ex: The boat continued to float idly downstream, the men resting on their oars.

    Spanish-English dictionary > dejar de remar

  • 16 desalmado

    adj.
    cruel, inhuman, heartless, conscienceless.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: desalmar.
    * * *
    1 (malvado) wicked
    2 (cruel) cruel, heartless
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 (malvado) wicked person
    2 (cruel) cruel person, heartless person
    * * *
    ADJ cruel, heartless
    * * *
    - da masculino, femenino
    * * *
    = cold-blooded, soulless, heartless.
    Ex. He was a cold-blooded killer, cardsharp, gambler and a consumptive who also ran several confidence scams.
    Ex. Our deliberate and passionate ambition is to avoid the traps of soulless, dead villages turned into museums, slowly sinking into oblivion.
    Ex. However, I knew there was a problem when I actually cared more about the relationship between the secondary characters of Josh McCool, heartless flunky of Warren's, and Mia.
    * * *
    - da masculino, femenino
    * * *
    = cold-blooded, soulless, heartless.

    Ex: He was a cold-blooded killer, cardsharp, gambler and a consumptive who also ran several confidence scams.

    Ex: Our deliberate and passionate ambition is to avoid the traps of soulless, dead villages turned into museums, slowly sinking into oblivion.
    Ex: However, I knew there was a problem when I actually cared more about the relationship between the secondary characters of Josh McCool, heartless flunky of Warren's, and Mia.

    * * *
    desalmado1 -da
    heartless, callous
    desalmado2 -da
    masculine, feminine
    heartless o callous swine ( colloq)
    * * *

    desalmado,-a
    I adjetivo cruel, heartless
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino heartless person: solo un desalmado cometería un crimen así, only a cruel, heartless person could have committed such a crime
    ' desalmado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    desalmada
    English:
    fiend
    - fiendish
    * * *
    desalmado, -a
    adj
    heartless
    nm,f
    heartless person;
    es un desalmado he's completely heartless
    * * *
    I adj heartless
    II m, desalmada f
    :
    es un desalmado he is heartless
    * * *
    desalmado, -da adj
    : heartless, callous

    Spanish-English dictionary > desalmado

  • 17 desasosiego

    m.
    1 unease, anxiety.
    2 nervousness (nerviosismo).
    3 uneasiness, anxiety, unrest, sorrow.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: desasosegar.
    * * *
    1 uneasiness, anxiety, restlessness
    * * *
    SM (=inquietud) uneasiness, anxiety; (=intranquilidad) restlessness; (Pol) unrest
    * * *
    masculino (feeling o sense of) unease
    * * *
    = disquiet, distress, fidgets, the, fidgeting, restlessness, sinking feeling.
    Ex. There is not any great disquiet or discomfort.
    Ex. The reason for his distress seemed to have been twofold: he derived comfort from reading the roll and he would have found it very embarassing to admit at the end of his journey that he had lost it.
    Ex. Surely the fidgets in general are just a sign of nervous energy, and almost all young people fidget.
    Ex. But fidgeting is a bad sign in adults, and the mental version of the fidgets is practically a defining mark of the age we live in now.
    Ex. A five- to ten-fold increase of the soporific dose resulted in restlessness and disorientation instead of sleep.
    Ex. Stage fright is not uncommon for new presenters, but even veterans may approach each presentation with a sinking feeling.
    * * *
    masculino (feeling o sense of) unease
    * * *
    = disquiet, distress, fidgets, the, fidgeting, restlessness, sinking feeling.

    Ex: There is not any great disquiet or discomfort.

    Ex: The reason for his distress seemed to have been twofold: he derived comfort from reading the roll and he would have found it very embarassing to admit at the end of his journey that he had lost it.
    Ex: Surely the fidgets in general are just a sign of nervous energy, and almost all young people fidget.
    Ex: But fidgeting is a bad sign in adults, and the mental version of the fidgets is practically a defining mark of the age we live in now.
    Ex: A five- to ten-fold increase of the soporific dose resulted in restlessness and disorientation instead of sleep.
    Ex: Stage fright is not uncommon for new presenters, but even veterans may approach each presentation with a sinking feeling.

    * * *
    feeling o sense of unease
    su presencia le producía un gran desasosiego his presence filled her with a terrible sense of unease o with terrible uneasiness o anxiety
    * * *

    Del verbo desasosegar: ( conjugate desasosegar)

    desasosiego es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    desasosiego sustantivo masculino restlessness, uneasiness
    ' desasosiego' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    ansia
    - hormigueo
    - tranquilizar
    - angustia
    English:
    agitation
    - discomfort
    - disquiet
    * * *
    unease;
    reina un gran desasosiego entre los aficionados there is great unease among the fans;
    algunas escenas producen bastante desasosiego some scenes are rather disturbing
    * * *
    m disquiet, unease

    Spanish-English dictionary > desasosiego

  • 18 desazón

    f.
    1 uneasiness, misgiving, anxiety, apprehension.
    2 annoyance, ill feeling.
    3 alloverishness.
    4 insipidness, lack of flavor, tastelessness, insipidity.
    * * *
    1 (desabrimiento) lack of flavour (US flavor), tastelessness
    2 figurado (disgusto) grief, affliction, worry
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=desasosiego) uneasiness
    2) (=falta de sabor) tastelessness
    3) (Med) discomfort
    * * *
    a) ( desasosiego) (feeling o sense of) unease
    b) ( falta de sabor) insipidness
    * * *
    = fidgets, the, fidgeting, sinking feeling, misgiving.
    Ex. Surely the fidgets in general are just a sign of nervous energy, and almost all young people fidget.
    Ex. But fidgeting is a bad sign in adults, and the mental version of the fidgets is practically a defining mark of the age we live in now.
    Ex. Stage fright is not uncommon for new presenters, but even veterans may approach each presentation with a sinking feeling.
    Ex. This article relates some impressions of a librarian elected to the municipal council and agreeing, with some misgivings, to serve on the library committee.
    * * *
    a) ( desasosiego) (feeling o sense of) unease
    b) ( falta de sabor) insipidness
    * * *
    = fidgets, the, fidgeting, sinking feeling, misgiving.

    Ex: Surely the fidgets in general are just a sign of nervous energy, and almost all young people fidget.

    Ex: But fidgeting is a bad sign in adults, and the mental version of the fidgets is practically a defining mark of the age we live in now.
    Ex: Stage fright is not uncommon for new presenters, but even veterans may approach each presentation with a sinking feeling.
    Ex: This article relates some impressions of a librarian elected to the municipal council and agreeing, with some misgivings, to serve on the library committee.

    * * *
    1 (desasosiego) unease
    la noticia ha producido desazón entre los empleados the news has caused unease o disquiet o anxiety o a sense of uneasiness among the employees
    siente mucha desazón cuando suena el teléfono tan tarde she feels very uneasy when the telephone rings so late
    2 (falta de sabor) insipidness, lack of flavor*
    * * *

    desazón sustantivo femenino
    1 (emocional) uneasiness, anxiety
    2 (malestar físico) discomfort
    ' desazón' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    grima
    - malestar
    English:
    misgiving
    * * *
    1. [ansiedad] unease, anxiety;
    sintió cierta desazón al oír aquel nombre she felt rather uneasy when she heard that name
    2. [molestia] annoyance
    3. [picazón]
    siento desazón en todo el cuerpo I feel itchy all over
    * * *
    f ( ansiedad) uneasiness, anxiety
    * * *
    desazón nf, pl - zones inquietud: uneasiness, anxiety

    Spanish-English dictionary > desazón

  • 19 despiadado

    adj.
    merciless, cruel, inhuman, cold-hearted.
    * * *
    1 ruthless, merciless
    * * *
    (f. - despiadada)
    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ [persona] heartless; [ataque] merciless
    * * *
    - da adjetivo < persona> ruthless, heartless; <ataque/crítica> savage, merciless
    * * *
    = hard-hearted, relentless, savage, ruthless, remorseless, implacable, inexorable, cold-blooded, ferocius, unsparing, merciless, soulless, ferocious, heartless, cutthroat, unforgiving.
    Ex. For her refusal, Isabella has received a great deal of blame from subsequent critics, who call her a hard-hearted prude.
    Ex. They need to be relentless in their fight for adequate funding so that the library service and the profession are not jeopardised.
    Ex. The most vulnerable nations are Burma, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, which have all experienced savage war and civil unrest in recent years.
    Ex. The ruling also coincided with a flood of mergers and acquisitions that transformed gentlemen publishers into ruthless entrepreneurs.
    Ex. The population explosion and the remorseless growth of knowledge are discussed.
    Ex. The implacable reduction in the dissemination of public documents constitutes a rebarbative policy that threatens the quality of reference services in libraries.
    Ex. The inexorable tide of automation seems to be threatening the existence of old-fashioned, handwritten copymarking.
    Ex. He was a cold-blooded killer, cardsharp, gambler and a consumptive who also ran several confidence scams.
    Ex. Fuller's novel make for a form of intellectual clarity, even if that clarity, paradoxically, is expressed in a ferocious hell-bent manner.
    Ex. The book is so ferociously unsparing in detailing the systematic torment as well as wanton cruelty that the reconstruction of the past is often unbearable.
    Ex. The author discusses art critic Harry Quilter, usually remembered today as 'Arry,' the butt of merciless lampooning by J.M. Whistler.
    Ex. Our deliberate and passionate ambition is to avoid the traps of soulless, dead villages turned into museums, slowly sinking into oblivion.
    Ex. One by one, he wiped the floor with opponents who had spoken in the debate -- with a ferocious blend of rant, rhetoric and rumbustious counterattack.
    Ex. However, I knew there was a problem when I actually cared more about the relationship between the secondary characters of Josh McCool, heartless flunky of Warren's, and Mia.
    Ex. As the saying goes, 'Be as innocent as a lamb, and as wily as a fox' -- shrewdness is a valuable attribute in this cutthroat world.
    Ex. Unlike other Swedish illustrators, he used the time consuming and unforgiving technique of wood engraving for his illustrations.
    ----
    * actuar de un modo despiadado = play + hardball.
    * ser despiadado = play + hardball.
    * * *
    - da adjetivo < persona> ruthless, heartless; <ataque/crítica> savage, merciless
    * * *
    = hard-hearted, relentless, savage, ruthless, remorseless, implacable, inexorable, cold-blooded, ferocius, unsparing, merciless, soulless, ferocious, heartless, cutthroat, unforgiving.

    Ex: For her refusal, Isabella has received a great deal of blame from subsequent critics, who call her a hard-hearted prude.

    Ex: They need to be relentless in their fight for adequate funding so that the library service and the profession are not jeopardised.
    Ex: The most vulnerable nations are Burma, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, which have all experienced savage war and civil unrest in recent years.
    Ex: The ruling also coincided with a flood of mergers and acquisitions that transformed gentlemen publishers into ruthless entrepreneurs.
    Ex: The population explosion and the remorseless growth of knowledge are discussed.
    Ex: The implacable reduction in the dissemination of public documents constitutes a rebarbative policy that threatens the quality of reference services in libraries.
    Ex: The inexorable tide of automation seems to be threatening the existence of old-fashioned, handwritten copymarking.
    Ex: He was a cold-blooded killer, cardsharp, gambler and a consumptive who also ran several confidence scams.
    Ex: Fuller's novel make for a form of intellectual clarity, even if that clarity, paradoxically, is expressed in a ferocious hell-bent manner.
    Ex: The book is so ferociously unsparing in detailing the systematic torment as well as wanton cruelty that the reconstruction of the past is often unbearable.
    Ex: The author discusses art critic Harry Quilter, usually remembered today as 'Arry,' the butt of merciless lampooning by J.M. Whistler.
    Ex: Our deliberate and passionate ambition is to avoid the traps of soulless, dead villages turned into museums, slowly sinking into oblivion.
    Ex: One by one, he wiped the floor with opponents who had spoken in the debate -- with a ferocious blend of rant, rhetoric and rumbustious counterattack.
    Ex: However, I knew there was a problem when I actually cared more about the relationship between the secondary characters of Josh McCool, heartless flunky of Warren's, and Mia.
    Ex: As the saying goes, 'Be as innocent as a lamb, and as wily as a fox' -- shrewdness is a valuable attribute in this cutthroat world.
    Ex: Unlike other Swedish illustrators, he used the time consuming and unforgiving technique of wood engraving for his illustrations.
    * actuar de un modo despiadado = play + hardball.
    * ser despiadado = play + hardball.

    * * *
    ‹persona› ruthless, heartless; ‹ataque/crítica› savage, merciless
    * * *

    despiadado
    ◊ -da adjetivo ‹ persona ruthless, heartless;


    ataque/crítica savage, merciless
    despiadado,-a adjetivo merciless, ruthless
    ' despiadado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    acerba
    - acerbo
    - bárbara
    - bárbaro
    - despiadada
    English:
    cold-blooded
    - cold-hearted
    - cutthroat
    - merciless
    - pitiless
    - remorseless
    - ruthless
    - unmerciful
    - vicious
    - cold
    * * *
    despiadado, -a adj
    [persona] merciless; [trato] inhuman, pitiless; [ataque] savage, merciless
    * * *
    adj ruthless
    * * *
    despiadado, -da adj
    cruel: cruel, merciless, pitiless
    * * *
    despiadado adj hard-hearted / heartless / ruthless

    Spanish-English dictionary > despiadado

  • 20 estancado

    adj.
    stagnant, bogged-down, deadlocked, in the doldrums.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: estancar.
    * * *
    1→ link=estancar estancar
    1 (agua) stagnant
    2 figurado (asunto, negocio) at a standstill; (negociaciones) deadlocked; (persona) stuck, bogged down
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) [agua] stagnant
    2) [negociaciones] at a standstill
    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    a) < agua> stagnant
    b) ( detenido)
    c) ( con un problema) stuck, bogged down
    * * *
    = stagnant, stagnating, moribund, in (the) doldrums.
    Ex. Rejuvenation of listless, stagnant, or failing library operations is possible through renewal methods dependent on strengthening the communication function.
    Ex. Library budgets have stopped growing in the present climate of a stagnating economy.
    Ex. Libraries must show that they are not moribund institutions sinking into obsolescence but community catalysts.
    Ex. Thanks to the skewed-up policies of the state government the state's finances are in doldrums.
    ----
    * agua estancada = stagnant water.
    * quedarse estancado = stagnate.
    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    a) < agua> stagnant
    b) ( detenido)
    c) ( con un problema) stuck, bogged down
    * * *
    = stagnant, stagnating, moribund, in (the) doldrums.

    Ex: Rejuvenation of listless, stagnant, or failing library operations is possible through renewal methods dependent on strengthening the communication function.

    Ex: Library budgets have stopped growing in the present climate of a stagnating economy.
    Ex: Libraries must show that they are not moribund institutions sinking into obsolescence but community catalysts.
    Ex: Thanks to the skewed-up policies of the state government the state's finances are in doldrums.
    * agua estancada = stagnant water.
    * quedarse estancado = stagnate.

    * * *
    1 ‹agua› stagnant
    2
    (detenido): las negociaciones están estancadas negotiations are at a standstill
    3 (con un problema) stuck, bogged down
    * * *

    Del verbo estancar: ( conjugate estancar)

    estancado es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    estancado    
    estancar
    estancado
    ◊ -da adjetivo

    a) agua stagnant

    b) ( detenido):



    estancado,-a adjetivo
    1 (agua) stagnant
    2 (situación) static: la investigación está estancada, the investigation is at a standstill
    tu madre se quedó estancada en los años sesenta, your mother is stuck back in the sixties
    estancar verbo transitivo
    1 (agua) hold back
    2 fig (un asunto) to block
    (proceso, investigación) to bring to a standstill
    ' estancado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    encharcada
    - encharcado
    - estancada
    English:
    stagnant
    * * *
    estancado, -a adj
    1. [agua] stagnant
    2. [economía] stagnant;
    [situación] at an impasse, in (a) deadlock; [negociación] in (a) deadlock, at a standstill; [proyecto] at a standstill
    3. [persona]
    me he quedado estancado y no sé cómo seguir I'm stuck and I don't know how to go on;
    en este trabajo estoy estancado I'm in a rut in this job
    * * *
    adj agua stagnant; fig
    at a standstill
    * * *
    estancado, -da adj
    : stagnant

    Spanish-English dictionary > estancado

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