Translation: from spanish

speaking of which

  • 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 propósito

    adj.
    to the point, pertinent, to the purpose.
    adv.
    on purpose, by design, intentionally, by choice.
    intj.
    by the way, BTW, come to it, by the by.
    * * *
    (por cierto) by the way 2 (adrede) on purpose
    * * *
    2) on purpose, intentionally
    * * *
    = 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
    Ex. Deliberate mnemonics are devices which help the user to remember and recall the notation for given subjects.
    Ex. For the record, schools and libraries in the late 1960s recovered in excess of $10,000,000 from publishers and wholesalers as a result of unfair practices highlighted by Mr. Scilken.
    Ex. Incidentally, this book was about the invasion of Denmark.
    Ex. In the cases where there was no match, we intentionally created a dirty authority file.
    Ex. It is not wise, by the way, to approach the author by telephone for this puts him on the spot and he may refuse simply in self-defense and especially if you happen to butt in when he is struggling with an obstinate chapter in a new book.
    Ex. She also indicated in passing that in future authors would not automatically pass over the copyright of research results in papers to publishers.
    Ex. Anecdotally, it is often assumed that users preferring print are among the most senior in academic rank and/or years.
    Ex. I have purposely refrained from discussing the theory of comparative librarianship which has up to now characterized much of the writing on the subject.
    Ex. The victims had been herded onto a wooden landing craft by the captain of a Honduras-registered ship who then proceeded, by accident or design, to ram the craft, killing the majority of people aboard.
    Ex. Most consumers felt confident that once a letter is written and posted, no one will read it either accidently or on purpose except for the intended addressee.
    Ex. But we are not then acting quite so much out of blindness or inarticulateness; we are selfishly or fearfully or wilfully trying to short-circuit what we know underneath to be more nearly the true state of things.
    Ex. On a sidenote, this book almost didn't happen when the author showed her editor her proposal.
    Ex. Previous economic historians have, by and large, studiously ignored the British slave trade.
    Ex. That, I may say by way of a digression, has never been my main objection to socialism.
    Ex. Zenobia, by-the-by, as I suppose you know, is merely her public name.
    Ex. Speaking of which, Chertoff recently lifted restrictions that have confined airline passengers to their seats for a half hour after taking off and before landing.
    Ex. In respect of those defects, the seller may be held liable where he has designedly concealed their existence from the purchaser.
    * * *
    = 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

    Ex: Deliberate mnemonics are devices which help the user to remember and recall the notation for given subjects.

    Ex: For the record, schools and libraries in the late 1960s recovered in excess of $10,000,000 from publishers and wholesalers as a result of unfair practices highlighted by Mr. Scilken.
    Ex: Incidentally, this book was about the invasion of Denmark.
    Ex: In the cases where there was no match, we intentionally created a dirty authority file.
    Ex: It is not wise, by the way, to approach the author by telephone for this puts him on the spot and he may refuse simply in self-defense and especially if you happen to butt in when he is struggling with an obstinate chapter in a new book.
    Ex: She also indicated in passing that in future authors would not automatically pass over the copyright of research results in papers to publishers.
    Ex: Anecdotally, it is often assumed that users preferring print are among the most senior in academic rank and/or years.
    Ex: I have purposely refrained from discussing the theory of comparative librarianship which has up to now characterized much of the writing on the subject.
    Ex: The victims had been herded onto a wooden landing craft by the captain of a Honduras-registered ship who then proceeded, by accident or design, to ram the craft, killing the majority of people aboard.
    Ex: Most consumers felt confident that once a letter is written and posted, no one will read it either accidently or on purpose except for the intended addressee.
    Ex: But we are not then acting quite so much out of blindness or inarticulateness; we are selfishly or fearfully or wilfully trying to short-circuit what we know underneath to be more nearly the true state of things.
    Ex: On a sidenote, this book almost didn't happen when the author showed her editor her proposal.
    Ex: Previous economic historians have, by and large, studiously ignored the British slave trade.
    Ex: That, I may say by way of a digression, has never been my main objection to socialism.
    Ex: Zenobia, by-the-by, as I suppose you know, is merely her public name.
    Ex: Speaking of which, Chertoff recently lifted restrictions that have confined airline passengers to their seats for a half hour after taking off and before landing.
    Ex: In respect of those defects, the seller may be held liable where he has designedly concealed their existence from the purchaser.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a propósito

  • 3 abundancia

    f.
    1 abundance.
    en abundancia in abundance
    2 plenty, prosperity (riqueza).
    nadar o vivir en la abundancia to be filthy rich
    3 Abundancia.
    * * *
    1 abundance, plenty
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=multitud) abundance

    en abundancia: hay copas en abundancia — there are plenty of glasses

    2) (=copiosidad) abundance
    3) (=prosperidad)
    cuerno
    * * *
    1) ( gran cantidad) abundance
    2) ( riqueza)
    * * *
    = abundance, profusion, plenty, bounty, richness, copiousness.
    Ex. However, out of the enormous abundance of information produced, only 50% is new while the rest is redundant.
    Ex. This article explains the necessity today for instructing readers in the use of biomedical libraries, justified by the profusion of publications and the introduction of electronic information devices.
    Ex. And they are coming after years of comparative plenty, with the expectant attitudes generated by such plenty another force with which to contend.
    Ex. The article 'Nature's bounty: a vegetarian cookbook primer' reviews vegetarian cookbooks for purposes of collection development in the area.
    Ex. In 1972 Hans Wellisch discussed the inadequacy of LC's subject cataloging and the failure of LC to rectify this inadequacy by taking full advantage of the richness of the MARC (Machine-Readable Cataloging) format.
    Ex. He immerses us in 'language that is unique for its copiousness,' now speaking 'of exquisite intimations that can occur only in a half-light,' then babbling 'of chamber-pots, leg-irons, factories and policemen'.
    ----
    * abundancia de pelo = hair coat.
    * aparecer en abundancia = come out of + the woodwork.
    * contener en abundancia = abound in/with.
    * en abundancia = in plenty, liberally, in abundance, exuberantly, in profusion, aplenty [a-plenty], prodigiously, plentifully.
    * encontrar en abundancia = find + in abundance.
    * la tierra de la abundancia = the land of plenty.
    * producir en abundancia = churn out, knock out.
    * * *
    1) ( gran cantidad) abundance
    2) ( riqueza)
    * * *
    = abundance, profusion, plenty, bounty, richness, copiousness.

    Ex: However, out of the enormous abundance of information produced, only 50% is new while the rest is redundant.

    Ex: This article explains the necessity today for instructing readers in the use of biomedical libraries, justified by the profusion of publications and the introduction of electronic information devices.
    Ex: And they are coming after years of comparative plenty, with the expectant attitudes generated by such plenty another force with which to contend.
    Ex: The article 'Nature's bounty: a vegetarian cookbook primer' reviews vegetarian cookbooks for purposes of collection development in the area.
    Ex: In 1972 Hans Wellisch discussed the inadequacy of LC's subject cataloging and the failure of LC to rectify this inadequacy by taking full advantage of the richness of the MARC (Machine-Readable Cataloging) format.
    Ex: He immerses us in 'language that is unique for its copiousness,' now speaking 'of exquisite intimations that can occur only in a half-light,' then babbling 'of chamber-pots, leg-irons, factories and policemen'.
    * abundancia de pelo = hair coat.
    * aparecer en abundancia = come out of + the woodwork.
    * contener en abundancia = abound in/with.
    * en abundancia = in plenty, liberally, in abundance, exuberantly, in profusion, aplenty [a-plenty], prodigiously, plentifully.
    * encontrar en abundancia = find + in abundance.
    * la tierra de la abundancia = the land of plenty.
    * producir en abundancia = churn out, knock out.

    * * *
    A (gran cantidad) abundance
    está documentado con abundancia de estadísticas it is documented with a wealth of statistics
    hay abundancia de aves en la región the area abounds in o with birdlife, the area is rich in birdlife
    hay comida en abundancia there's plenty of food
    B
    (riqueza): tiempos de abundancia times of plenty
    viven en la abundancia they're very affluent
    la sociedad de la abundancia the affluent society
    nadar en la abundancia to be made of money ( colloq), to be rolling in money ( colloq)
    * * *

    abundancia sustantivo femenino
    1 ( gran cantidad) abundance;

    hay comida en abundancia there's an abundance of food;
    darse en abundancia to be plentiful
    2 ( riqueza):

    viven en la abundancia they're well-off;
    nadar en la abundancia to be rolling in money (colloq)
    abundancia sustantivo femenino
    1 abundance, plenty: la abundancia de piedras dificultaba el trabajo, the presence of a large number of stones was making the work arduous
    2 (riqueza) wealth: viven en la abundancia, they are well-off
    sus padres nadan en la abundancia, his parents are rolling in money
    ♦ Locuciones: en abundancia, plenty (of): comimos y bebimos en abundancia, we had plenty to eat and drink
    ' abundancia' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    bastante
    - hartar
    - nadar
    - caudal
    - granel
    - riqueza
    English:
    abundance
    - galore
    - opulence
    - plenty
    - profusion
    - roll
    - wealth
    * * *
    1. [gran cantidad] abundance;
    la región posee petróleo en abundancia the region is rich in oil;
    teníamos comida en abundancia we had plenty of food;
    un área de gran abundancia biológica an area rich in animal and plant life
    2. [riqueza] plenty, prosperity;
    una época de abundancia a time of plenty;
    nadar o [m5] vivir en la abundancia to be filthy rich
    * * *
    f abundance;
    había comida en abundancia there was plenty of food;
    * * *
    : abundance

    Spanish-English dictionary > abundancia

  • 4 además

    adv.
    besides, also, furthermore, moreover.
    intj.
    furthermore, additionally.
    pres.indicat.
    2nd person singular (tú) present indicative of spanish verb: ademar.
    * * *
    1 (también) also, as well
    2 (es más) furthermore, what is more
    ¡y además, el coche es mío! and what's more, the car's mine!
    \
    además de as well as, in addition to
    además de gordo es feo as well as being fat, he's ugly
    * * *
    adv.
    also, besides, furthermore, moreover
    * * *
    ADV
    1) (=también) [para añadir otro elemento] also, in addition frm; [para reforzar un comentario] what's more, besides, furthermore frm, moreover frm

    hay, además, pistas de tenis y campos de golf — there are also tennis courts and golf courses, in addition, there are tennis courts and golf courses frm

    y además, me dijo que no me quería — and what's more o and besides, he told me he didn't love me

    estoy cansado y, además, no me apetece — I'm tired, and what's more o besides, I don't feel like it

    quiero decirle, además, que esa no era mi intención — furthermore o moreover I want to tell you that that was not my intention frm

    2)

    además de — as well as, besides, in addition to frm

    además del alojamiento, necesitamos la comida — as well as o besides somewhere to stay we need food

    además de una fotocopia, se requiere el documento original — as well as o frm in addition to a photocopy, we require the original document

    el examen fue largo, además de difícil — the exam was long as well as difficult

    además de que+ indic as well as + ger

    además de que estaba cansado, no había comido — as well as being tired he hadn't eaten

    * * *
    1)

    además ¿a mí qué me importa? — anyway, what do I care?

    y es que además, la insultó — on top of everything else he insulted her

    señaló, además, que su objetivo era... — he indicated, furthermore o moreover, that his aim was to... (frml)

    2)

    además de — besides, apart from

    además de eso, está la cuestión del dinero — apart from that there is the question of money

    además de hacerte mal, engorda — besides o apart from o as well as being bad for you, it's also fattening

    además de hacerlos, los diseña — he designs them as well as making them

    * * *
    = additionally, also, aside, Verbo + further, further, furthermore, moreover, to boot, at that, for what it's worth [FWIW], and all, beyond that, withal, plus.
    Ex. Additionally, menu-based information retrieval systems permit the selected option to be indicated on a simple numerical keypad if so designed.
    Ex. This simple observation also goes some of the way towards explaining the variety of tools, methods and systems which are encountered in the organisation knowledge.
    Ex. Cost considerations aside, an informative abstract is to be preferred in most instances.
    Ex. Main classes are divided into subclasses which are further subdivided into form, place, time and subject aspects.
    Ex. Further, no guidance can be expected on alternative terms that are related to the searcher's initial search term.
    Ex. Furthermore, since each systems indexes a separate set of documents, each system will have a different natural indexing language.
    Ex. Moreover, it was stated that only selected elements of subject indexing will be included.
    Ex. Such information will soon be replete with the requisite illustrations and, if need be, with sound explanations to boot.
    Ex. Terry Lugg, on the other hand, is a much less active borrower, though more active than Stephen Hathaway, and takes books from the science collection, the pure sciences at that.
    Ex. For what it's worth, you can greatly extend the range by using an antenna.
    Ex. There is no better way for reference librarians to see how their efforts are perceived by library users than to see themselves in action -- blunders and all.
    Ex. Beyond that, a library can create these commons in cyberspace as well as in public buildings = Más aún, la biblioteca puede crear estos espacios públicos comunes en el ciberespacio además de en los edificios públicos.
    Ex. And withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.
    Ex. All of these (except PREVIOUS and NEXT), plus some additional commands are also available from the Command Menu.
    ----
    * además de = along with, apart from, as well as, besides, coupled with, in addition (to), over and above, plus, quite apart from, aside from, on top of, other than, complete with, not least, beyond, together with, not to mention.
    * además de eso = add to this, beyond that.
    * además de..., hay otros + Nombre = with..., there are + other + Nombre.
    * además del belga = extra-Belgian.
    * además otro(s) = still (an)other(s).
    * Adjetivo + y además + Adjetivo = Adjetivo + if + Adjetivo.
    * referencia "véase además" = see also reference.
    * véase además = see also.
    * y además = then again, and on top of that.
    * y además otro(s) = still (an)other(s).
    * * *
    1)

    además ¿a mí qué me importa? — anyway, what do I care?

    y es que además, la insultó — on top of everything else he insulted her

    señaló, además, que su objetivo era... — he indicated, furthermore o moreover, that his aim was to... (frml)

    2)

    además de — besides, apart from

    además de eso, está la cuestión del dinero — apart from that there is the question of money

    además de hacerte mal, engorda — besides o apart from o as well as being bad for you, it's also fattening

    además de hacerlos, los diseña — he designs them as well as making them

    * * *
    = additionally, also, aside, Verbo + further, further, furthermore, moreover, to boot, at that, for what it's worth [FWIW], and all, beyond that, withal, plus.

    Ex: Additionally, menu-based information retrieval systems permit the selected option to be indicated on a simple numerical keypad if so designed.

    Ex: This simple observation also goes some of the way towards explaining the variety of tools, methods and systems which are encountered in the organisation knowledge.
    Ex: Cost considerations aside, an informative abstract is to be preferred in most instances.
    Ex: Main classes are divided into subclasses which are further subdivided into form, place, time and subject aspects.
    Ex: Further, no guidance can be expected on alternative terms that are related to the searcher's initial search term.
    Ex: Furthermore, since each systems indexes a separate set of documents, each system will have a different natural indexing language.
    Ex: Moreover, it was stated that only selected elements of subject indexing will be included.
    Ex: Such information will soon be replete with the requisite illustrations and, if need be, with sound explanations to boot.
    Ex: Terry Lugg, on the other hand, is a much less active borrower, though more active than Stephen Hathaway, and takes books from the science collection, the pure sciences at that.
    Ex: For what it's worth, you can greatly extend the range by using an antenna.
    Ex: There is no better way for reference librarians to see how their efforts are perceived by library users than to see themselves in action -- blunders and all.
    Ex: Beyond that, a library can create these commons in cyberspace as well as in public buildings = Más aún, la biblioteca puede crear estos espacios públicos comunes en el ciberespacio además de en los edificios públicos.
    Ex: And withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.
    Ex: All of these (except PREVIOUS and NEXT), plus some additional commands are also available from the Command Menu.
    * además de = along with, apart from, as well as, besides, coupled with, in addition (to), over and above, plus, quite apart from, aside from, on top of, other than, complete with, not least, beyond, together with, not to mention.
    * además de eso = add to this, beyond that.
    * además de..., hay otros + Nombre = with..., there are + other + Nombre.
    * además del belga = extra-Belgian.
    * además otro(s) = still (an)other(s).
    * Adjetivo + y además + Adjetivo = Adjetivo + if + Adjetivo.
    * referencia "véase además" = see also reference.
    * véase además = see also.
    * y además = then again, and on top of that.
    * y además otro(s) = still (an)other(s).

    * * *
    A
    estudia y además trabaja she's working as well as studying
    es caro y además no te queda bien it's expensive, and anyway o besides, it doesn't look right on you
    además ¿a mí qué me importa? anyway, what do I care?
    recuerdo, además, que iba vestida de azul I remember, moreover, that she was wearing blue o furthermore, I remember that she was wearing blue
    señaló, además, que su objetivo era … he indicated, furthermore o moreover, that his aim was to … ( frml)
    se casó con ella por el dinero, … y es que además te lo dice he married her for her money, and what's more, he'll tell you so himself
    B
    además de besides, apart from
    además de caro, es feo y demasiado grande not only is it expensive, it's also ugly and too big, besides being expensive, it's also ugly and too big
    además de + INF:
    además de hacerte mal, engorda apart from o as well as o besides being bad for you, it's also fattening
    * * *

     

    además adverbio
    1

    además habla ruso she speaks Russian as well o too



    además ¿a mí qué me importa? anyway, what do I care?

    2

    además de hacerte mal, engorda besides o apart from being bad for you, it's also fattening;
    además de hacerlos, los diseña he designs them as well as making them
    además adverbio moreover, furthermore: además, es un engreído, besides, he's arrogant
    además de, as well as: además de ser barata, es preciosa, as well as being cheap, it's also beautiful
    ' además' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    amén
    - añadidura
    - aparte
    - encima
    - junta
    - junto
    - otra
    - otro
    - pequeña
    - pequeño
    - poder
    - sobre
    - también
    - lado
    - más
    - parte
    English:
    addition
    - again
    - also
    - bargain
    - besides
    - bonus
    - both
    - furthermore
    - in
    - moreover
    - over
    - plus
    - still
    - well
    - aside
    - further
    - moonlight
    - more
    - that
    - then
    * * *
    además adv
    moreover, besides;
    [también] also;
    es guapa y además inteligente she's beautiful, and clever too;
    dijo, además, que no pensaba retirarse she also said that she didn't intend to retire;
    canta muy bien y además toca la guitarra not only does she sing very well, she also plays the guitar;
    no sólo es demasiado grande, sino que además te queda mal it's not just that it's too big, it doesn't suit you either;
    además hay que tener en cuenta que… it should, moreover, be remembered that…;
    además de as well as;
    además de simpático es inteligente as well as being nice, he's intelligent;
    además de perder el partido, enfadaron a la afición on top of losing the match they upset their supporters
    * * *
    I adv as well, besides
    II prp
    :
    además de as well as
    * * *
    además adv
    1) : besides, furthermore
    2)
    además de : in addition to, as well as
    * * *
    además adv
    1. (encima) what's more
    y además, ni siquiera es suyo and what's more, it's not even his
    2. (también) also / as well
    nos dieron comida y, además, algo de dinero they gave us some food and some money as well

    Spanish-English dictionary > además

  • 5 advertencia

    f.
    warning.
    una advertencia a word of warning
    servir de advertencia to serve as a warning
    advertencia previa advance warning
    * * *
    1 warning
    2 (consejo) piece of advice
    3 (nota) notice
    \
    * * *
    noun f.
    warning, caution
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=aviso) warning
    2) (=consejo)

    hacer una advertencia — to give some advice, give a piece of advice

    una advertencia: conviene llevar ropa de abrigo — a word of advice: take warm clothes with you

    3) (=prefacio) preface, foreword
    * * *
    femenino warning
    * * *
    = word of caution, warning, word of warning, caveat, admonition, proviso, cautionary note, cautionary word, wake-up call, admonishment, alert, heads up, warning label.
    Ex. Finally a word of caution: do not expect too much.
    Ex. No, he was not one to take off like a deer at the first warning of certain dangers.
    Ex. One word of warning before starting: products, concepts, applications of information technology are currently in a state of rapid evolution.
    Ex. But no litany of caveats should be allowed to obscure the fact that on-line searching has added a major weapon to the reference librarian's arsenal.
    Ex. One of George Santayana's dicta, which is engraved as a guiding principle in my mind, is his admonition that 'Those who ignore the past are condemned to repeat it'.
    Ex. The term thesaurus will be used here to denote such lists, with the proviso that this is strictly speaking a misuse of the term.
    Ex. The different standards involved are described with cautionary notes on their limitations and the balance between standardisation and innovation.
    Ex. The article 'A few cautionary words about electronic publishing' argues that advances in microform technology have obviously fallen far behind their potential.
    Ex. These incidents should serve as a wake-up call for libraries planning a move.
    Ex. He chose not to abide by the admonishments who warned that serving simultaneously as politician and journalist would call into question their ability to act in the best interests of the public.
    Ex. The author reviews a number of Web sites that offer product warnings and business scam alerts.
    Ex. The article is entitled ' Heads up: confronting the selection and access issues of electronic journals'.
    Ex. But one Michigan woman says the candies are so chewy, they should come with a warning label.
    ----
    * advertencia de suspensión = caveat emptor.
    * advertencia sanitaria = health warning.
    * a modo de advertencia = cautionary.
    * aviso de advertencia = warning label.
    * dar una advertencia = raise + caveat, issue + warning.
    * disparo de advertencia = warning shot.
    * etiqueta de advertencia = warning label.
    * hacer una advertencia = raise + caveat.
    * llamada de advertencia = wake-up call.
    * nota de advertencia = warning label.
    * señal de advertencia = safety notice.
    * * *
    femenino warning
    * * *
    = word of caution, warning, word of warning, caveat, admonition, proviso, cautionary note, cautionary word, wake-up call, admonishment, alert, heads up, warning label.

    Ex: Finally a word of caution: do not expect too much.

    Ex: No, he was not one to take off like a deer at the first warning of certain dangers.
    Ex: One word of warning before starting: products, concepts, applications of information technology are currently in a state of rapid evolution.
    Ex: But no litany of caveats should be allowed to obscure the fact that on-line searching has added a major weapon to the reference librarian's arsenal.
    Ex: One of George Santayana's dicta, which is engraved as a guiding principle in my mind, is his admonition that 'Those who ignore the past are condemned to repeat it'.
    Ex: The term thesaurus will be used here to denote such lists, with the proviso that this is strictly speaking a misuse of the term.
    Ex: The different standards involved are described with cautionary notes on their limitations and the balance between standardisation and innovation.
    Ex: The article 'A few cautionary words about electronic publishing' argues that advances in microform technology have obviously fallen far behind their potential.
    Ex: These incidents should serve as a wake-up call for libraries planning a move.
    Ex: He chose not to abide by the admonishments who warned that serving simultaneously as politician and journalist would call into question their ability to act in the best interests of the public.
    Ex: The author reviews a number of Web sites that offer product warnings and business scam alerts.
    Ex: The article is entitled ' Heads up: confronting the selection and access issues of electronic journals'.
    Ex: But one Michigan woman says the candies are so chewy, they should come with a warning label.
    * advertencia de suspensión = caveat emptor.
    * advertencia sanitaria = health warning.
    * a modo de advertencia = cautionary.
    * aviso de advertencia = warning label.
    * dar una advertencia = raise + caveat, issue + warning.
    * disparo de advertencia = warning shot.
    * etiqueta de advertencia = warning label.
    * hacer una advertencia = raise + caveat.
    * llamada de advertencia = wake-up call.
    * nota de advertencia = warning label.
    * señal de advertencia = safety notice.

    * * *
    1 (amonestación) warning
    es la última advertencia que te hago this is your last warning
    que les sirva de advertencia let it be a warning to them
    2
    (consejo): no hizo caso de mis advertencias he ignored my advice
    * * *

    advertencia sustantivo femenino
    warning;

    advertencia sustantivo femenino warning

    ' advertencia' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    aviso
    - no
    - atender
    - eh
    English:
    caution
    - tip-off
    - warning
    - word
    * * *
    warning;
    servir de advertencia to serve as a warning;
    los expertos han lanzado una advertencia preocupante the experts have issued a worrying warning;
    no hizo caso de mi advertencia she ignored my warning
    * * *
    f warning
    * * *
    aviso: warning
    * * *
    advertencia n warning

    Spanish-English dictionary > advertencia

  • 6 afable

    adj.
    affable.
    * * *
    1 affable, kind
    * * *
    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ affable, genial
    * * *
    adjetivo affable
    * * *
    = approachable, amiable, cordial, tender [tenderer -comp., tenderest -sup.], good-natured, sociable, forthcoming, chummy [chummier -comp., chummiest -sup.], affable, mellow [mellower -comp., mellowest -sup.].
    Ex. Male librarians believed the public's image of themselves to be more submissive, meek, nervous, effeminate, reserved, following, subdued and less approachable, athletic, and attractive than the undergraduate sample actually saw them.
    Ex. 'I can certainly understand your concern,' she ventured, speaking with a certain amiable casualness which she hoped would keep the edge off his annoyance, 'but we're really trying to protect the taxpayer's investment and the library's materials'.
    Ex. The librarian's response should always be cordial and positive in style.
    Ex. A single drawing can have a highly emotional impact and can be effective as either a heavy, bold statement or a tender reminder.
    Ex. The illustrations were projected on a large screen and the children were able to see that it was a locus amoenus and a reflection of the character of the good-natured host.
    Ex. Public libraries have traditionally been places where information can be gathered and exchanged in a sociable atmosphere.
    Ex. In addition, this method is preferable where patrons may be less than forthcoming using another method (e.g., questionnaire) regarding behaviors that would traditionally be frowned upon by librarians = Además, este método es preferible sobre otro (por ejemplo, un cuestionario) cuando los usuarios puede que no sean tan sinceros en sus respuestas como deberían de serlo con respecto a ciertos comportamientos que tradicionalmente estarían mal vistos por los bibliotecarios.
    Ex. Within that chummy, insular world of imperial elites, Senator Jaguaribe recoiled in horror at the prospect of a permanent pauper class supported by public funds.
    Ex. After practice, however, the usually affable Jackson looked to be in a fog as he prepared to walk to his locker.
    Ex. People become more ' mellow' in response to negative emotions over their lifetime, research suggests.
    ----
    * afable pero sin sinceridad = suave.
    * * *
    adjetivo affable
    * * *
    = approachable, amiable, cordial, tender [tenderer -comp., tenderest -sup.], good-natured, sociable, forthcoming, chummy [chummier -comp., chummiest -sup.], affable, mellow [mellower -comp., mellowest -sup.].

    Ex: Male librarians believed the public's image of themselves to be more submissive, meek, nervous, effeminate, reserved, following, subdued and less approachable, athletic, and attractive than the undergraduate sample actually saw them.

    Ex: 'I can certainly understand your concern,' she ventured, speaking with a certain amiable casualness which she hoped would keep the edge off his annoyance, 'but we're really trying to protect the taxpayer's investment and the library's materials'.
    Ex: The librarian's response should always be cordial and positive in style.
    Ex: A single drawing can have a highly emotional impact and can be effective as either a heavy, bold statement or a tender reminder.
    Ex: The illustrations were projected on a large screen and the children were able to see that it was a locus amoenus and a reflection of the character of the good-natured host.
    Ex: Public libraries have traditionally been places where information can be gathered and exchanged in a sociable atmosphere.
    Ex: In addition, this method is preferable where patrons may be less than forthcoming using another method (e.g., questionnaire) regarding behaviors that would traditionally be frowned upon by librarians = Además, este método es preferible sobre otro (por ejemplo, un cuestionario) cuando los usuarios puede que no sean tan sinceros en sus respuestas como deberían de serlo con respecto a ciertos comportamientos que tradicionalmente estarían mal vistos por los bibliotecarios.
    Ex: Within that chummy, insular world of imperial elites, Senator Jaguaribe recoiled in horror at the prospect of a permanent pauper class supported by public funds.
    Ex: After practice, however, the usually affable Jackson looked to be in a fog as he prepared to walk to his locker.
    Ex: People become more ' mellow' in response to negative emotions over their lifetime, research suggests.
    * afable pero sin sinceridad = suave.

    * * *
    affable
    * * *

    afable adjetivo
    affable
    afable adjetivo affable
    ' afable' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    seca
    - seco
    English:
    amiable
    - congenial
    - good-humoured
    - good-natured
    - smooth
    - suave
    - affable
    - debonair
    - mild
    * * *
    afable adj
    affable
    * * *
    adj affable, pleasant
    * * *
    afable adj
    : affable
    afablemente adv

    Spanish-English dictionary > afable

  • 7 ahora

    adv.
    1 now.
    ahora mismo right now
    ahora es el momento de… now is the time to…
    ahora o nunca it's now or never
    a partir de ahora, de ahora en adelante from now on
    ahora que lo dices,… now (that) you mention it,…
    ahora que soy más viejo, ya no pienso igual now (that) I'm older I think differently
    hasta ahora sólo se han presentado dos voluntarios so far only two people have volunteered
    por ahora for the time being
    2 just now, a few minutes ago (hace poco).
    he leído tu mensaje ahora I've just read your message
    se acaban de marchar ahora mismo they just left a few moments ago, they've just left
    conj.
    but, however (pero).
    * * *
    2 (hace un momento) just a moment ago
    3 (dentro de un momento) in a minute, shortly
    1 (adversativa) however
    gana poco; ahora, tampoco trabaja mucho he doesn't earn very much; but then, he doesn't work very hard
    \
    ahora bien but, however
    ahora o nunca now or never
    hasta ahora until now, so far
    por ahora for the time being
    * * *
    adv.
    1) now
    - hasta ahora
    * * *
    1. ADV
    1) (=en este momento) now

    de ahora en adelantefrom now on

    de ahora — of today

    la juventud de ahora — the youth of today, today's youth

    desde ahora — from now on

    hasta ahora — up to now, so far

    ahora mismoright now

    a partir de ahora — from now on

    por ahora — for the moment, for now

    ahora quenow that

    ahora que lo pienso — come to think of it, now that I think of it

    ahora resulta que... — now it turns out that...

    ahora sí que me voy — I'm definitely going this time

    2) (=hace poco) just now

    ahora tiempo Chile a while ago

    ahora último Chile recently

    3) (=enseguida) in a minute

    ahora mismo voy — I'll be right there, I'll be there in a minute

    ¡hasta ahora! — see you in a minute!

    2. CONJ
    1) (=sin embargo)

    ahora, yo entiendo que eso no fue lo acordado — I understand, though, that that is not what was agreed

    es muy barato; ahora, si no te gusta no lo compro — it's very cheap; then again, if you don't like it I won't buy it

    ahora bienhowever

    ahora quealthough

    es listo, ahora que bastante vago — he's bright, although quite lazy

    2) [uso distributivo]

    ahora la quitan, ahora la ponen — one minute they take it away, the next they put it back

    la ducha escocesa, ahora caliente, ahora fría — the Scottish shower - one minute hot, the next cold

    * * *
    1)

    hasta ahoraso far o up to now

    de ahora en adelante or desde ahora — from now on

    b) (inmediatamente, pronto)

    hasta ahora! — (esp Esp) see you soon!

    c) ( hace un momento) a moment ago

    ahora último — (Chi) recently

    2)

    ésta es mi sugerencia. Ahora, si tú tienes una idea mejor... — that's my advice. Of course, if you have a better idea...

    b)
    * * *
    = now, in present times, at present time, at this moment in time.
    Ex. The article 'The ABC of CD: where is CD-ROM now?' is a basic introduction to CD-ROMs.
    Ex. The question of ideological thought (in the sense of a veiled interest-determined trend of thought) is again rearing its head in present times.
    Ex. The research project explored the ways in which information is used in the UK at present time.
    Ex. While people dominate at this moment in time, they are altering their environment and, at some future point, will become extinct, giving way to dominance by another organism.
    ----
    * ahora bien = now.
    * ahora más que nunca = now more than ever.
    * ahora mismo = right now, just now.
    * ahora que lo menciono = speaking of which.
    * ahora que pienso... = while I think of it....
    * antes de ahora = before now.
    * a partir de ahora = from now on, from this point on, henceforth, as of now.
    * a partir de ahora y + Cuantificador + algunos años = for + Cuantificador + years to come.
    * de ahora en adelante = from now on, from this point on.
    * desde + Fecha + hasta ahora = from + Fecha + to the present.
    * el mejor hasta ahora = the best yet.
    * el mejor que ha hecho hasta ahora = Posesivo + best yet.
    * entonces al igual que ahora = then as now.
    * hasta ahora = as yet, hitherto, so far, thus far, to date, up to now, yet, heretofore, all along, up to this point, by now, as of today, until now, up until now, up till now, till now.
    * hasta ahora, todo bien = so far, so good.
    * justo ahora = right now, just now.
    * por ahora = as of right now, as yet, at present, at the moment, at this point, for the present, for the time being, just yet, for now, at this time, as of now, at the present, by now, for the nonce.
    * por ahora todo va bien = so far, so good.
    * ¿Y ahora qué? = What's next?, What next?.
    * * *
    1)

    hasta ahoraso far o up to now

    de ahora en adelante or desde ahora — from now on

    b) (inmediatamente, pronto)

    hasta ahora! — (esp Esp) see you soon!

    c) ( hace un momento) a moment ago

    ahora último — (Chi) recently

    2)

    ésta es mi sugerencia. Ahora, si tú tienes una idea mejor... — that's my advice. Of course, if you have a better idea...

    b)
    * * *
    = now, in present times, at present time, at this moment in time.

    Ex: The article 'The ABC of CD: where is CD-ROM now?' is a basic introduction to CD-ROMs.

    Ex: The question of ideological thought (in the sense of a veiled interest-determined trend of thought) is again rearing its head in present times.
    Ex: The research project explored the ways in which information is used in the UK at present time.
    Ex: While people dominate at this moment in time, they are altering their environment and, at some future point, will become extinct, giving way to dominance by another organism.
    * ahora bien = now.
    * ahora más que nunca = now more than ever.
    * ahora mismo = right now, just now.
    * ahora que lo menciono = speaking of which.
    * ahora que pienso... = while I think of it....
    * antes de ahora = before now.
    * a partir de ahora = from now on, from this point on, henceforth, as of now.
    * a partir de ahora y + Cuantificador + algunos años = for + Cuantificador + years to come.
    * de ahora en adelante = from now on, from this point on.
    * desde + Fecha + hasta ahora = from + Fecha + to the present.
    * el mejor hasta ahora = the best yet.
    * el mejor que ha hecho hasta ahora = Posesivo + best yet.
    * entonces al igual que ahora = then as now.
    * hasta ahora = as yet, hitherto, so far, thus far, to date, up to now, yet, heretofore, all along, up to this point, by now, as of today, until now, up until now, up till now, till now.
    * hasta ahora, todo bien = so far, so good.
    * justo ahora = right now, just now.
    * por ahora = as of right now, as yet, at present, at the moment, at this point, for the present, for the time being, just yet, for now, at this time, as of now, at the present, by now, for the nonce.
    * por ahora todo va bien = so far, so good.
    * ¿Y ahora qué? = What's next?, What next?.

    * * *
    A
    entonces ganaba más que ahora I was earning more then than (I am) now
    ¡ahora me lo dices! now you tell me!
    ahora que está lloviendo se le ocurre salir now that it's raining he wants to go out
    ¡ahora sí que la hemos hecho buena! ( fam); now we've done it! ( colloq), now we've really gone and done it! ( colloq)
    la juventud de ahora young people today, the youth of today
    ahora que lo pienso now I come to think of it
    ahora que lo dices now you (come to) mention it
    problemas hasta ahora insolubles hitherto insoluble problems
    hasta ahora sólo hemos recibido tres ofertas so far o up to now we have only received three offers
    de ahora en adelante or desde ahora from now on
    de entonces a ahora or desde entonces hasta ahora since then, between then and now
    por ahora va todo bien everything's going all right so far
    ¿te puedes arreglar con 1.000 pesos por ahora? can you make do with 1,000 pesos for the time being o for now?
    2
    (inmediatamente, pronto): hazlo ahora mismo do it right now o right away o this instant o this minute
    ahora te lo muestro I'll show it to you in a minute o second o moment
    ¡ahora voy! I'm coming!
    ¡hasta ahora! see you soon!
    3 (hace un momento) a moment ago
    lo acabo de comprar ahora I've just this minute bought it, I just bought it a few moments o minutes ago
    ahora último ( Chi); recently
    ahora tiempo ( Chi); not so long ago
    B
    1 ( indep)
    (con sentido adversativo): ésta es mi sugerencia. Ahora, si tú tienes una idea mejor … that's my advice. Of course, if you have a better idea …
    no pagan mucho. Ahora, el trabajo es muy fácil they don't pay very well. Mind you, it's very easy work
    2
    ahora bien ( indep) however
    * * *

     

    ahora adverbio
    1


    la juventud de ahora young people today;
    hasta ahora so far, up to now;
    de ahora en adelante from now on;
    por ahora for the time being;
    por ahora va todo bien everything's going all right so far
    b) (inmediatamente, pronto):

    ahora mismo right now o away;

    ahora te lo muestro I'll show it to you in a minute o second o moment;
    ¡ahora voy! I'm coming!;
    ¡hasta ahora! (esp Esp) see you soon!

    2

    ahora
    I adverbio
    1 (en este instante) now ➣ Ver nota en now 2 (hace muy poco) ahora mismo acabo de verle, I've just seen him
    (dentro de muy poco) ahora mismo iba a salir, I'm just leaving
    ahora vuelvo, I'll be right back 3 de ahora en adelante, from now on
    hasta ahora, (hasta el momento) until now, so far
    (hasta luego) see you later
    por a., for the time being
    II conj ahora bien, (sin embargo) however
    (admitido esto) well then
    ' ahora' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    actualmente
    - ahorita
    - apear
    - bien
    - consabida
    - consabido
    - derrumbarse
    - desahogo
    - despistada
    - despistado
    - doble
    - estar
    - estirón
    - explicarse
    - golpista
    - hormigueo
    - justa
    - justo
    - ligadura
    - mando
    - media
    - misma
    - mismo
    - mullida
    - mullido
    - paro
    - partir
    - penitencia
    - pereza
    - prematura
    - prematuro
    - que
    - resultar
    - salir
    - servir
    - teléfono
    - tripa
    - ubicarse
    - vaya
    - vestidura
    - vivir
    - acercar
    - adelante
    - aprovechar
    - cuando
    - dejar
    - desear
    - destinado
    - duda
    - enterarse
    English:
    all
    - anything
    - apart
    - at
    - attain
    - billion
    - central
    - colour
    - come
    - currently
    - dad
    - daddy
    - directly
    - else
    - far
    - for
    - forward
    - from
    - fund
    - future
    - granite
    - hence
    - henceforth
    - hereafter
    - hitherto
    - just
    - lease
    - light
    - meantime
    - middle
    - military
    - muddy
    - now
    - occasion
    - on
    - only
    - onward
    - onwards
    - presently
    - procrastinate
    - queer
    - report
    - right
    - shall
    - should
    - step
    - stress
    - study
    - this
    - time
    * * *
    adv
    1. [en el presente] now;
    ahora los jóvenes se entretienen de otra manera young people today have different forms of entertainment;
    ¿no has querido comer? ahora te aguantas hasta la hora de la cena so you didn't eat your lunch up? well, you're just going to have to wait until dinnertime now;
    un territorio hasta ahora inexplorado a region as yet unexplored;
    hasta ahora sólo se han presentado dos voluntarios so far only two people have volunteered;
    Fam
    ahora sí que la hemos fastidiado we've really gone and blown it now;
    Fam
    ahora lo harás porque lo digo yo you'll do it because I jolly well say so;
    ya verás como ahora lo consigues just wait and see, you'll manage it this time;
    ¡ahora caigo! [ahora comprendo] now I understand!;
    [ahora recuerdo] now I remember!;
    ahora mismo right now;
    ahora o nunca it's now or never;
    ahora me entero it's the first I've heard of it, that's news to me;
    ¿sabías que no hace falta hacer eso? – ¡ahora me entero! did you know you don't need to do that? – now you tell me!;
    a partir de ahora, de ahora en adelante from now on;
    RP
    de ahora en más from now on;
    por ahora for the time being;
    por ahora no hemos tenido ningún problema we haven't had any problems so far;
    ahora que lo pienso, no fue una película tan mala come to think of it, it wasn't that bad a film
    2. [pronto] in a second;
    ahora cuando venga descubriremos la verdad we'll find out the truth in a moment, when she gets here;
    ahora voy, déjame terminar let me finish, I'm coming in a minute;
    justo ahora iba a llamarte I was just about to phone o Br ring you this minute;
    lo voy a hacer ahora mismo, en cuanto acabe de planchar I'll do it just as soon as I've finished the ironing
    3. [hace poco] just now, a few minutes ago;
    he leído tu mensaje ahora I've just read your message;
    se acaban de marchar ahora mismo they just left a few moments ago, they've just left
    conj
    1.
    ahora…ahora [ya… ya] [m5]ahora habla, ahora canta one minute she's talking, the next she's singing
    2. [pero] but, however;
    éste es mi plan, ahora, no vengas si no quieres that's my plan, but of course you don't have to come if you don't want to;
    tienes razón, ahora, que la historia no está completa you're right, mind you, the story isn't finished yet
    ahora bien loc conj
    but;
    * * *
    adv
    1 ( pronto) in a moment;
    ¡hasta ahora! see you soon!
    2 (en este momento) now;
    ahora mismo right now;
    por ahora for the present, for the time being;
    desde ahora, de ahora en adelante from now on;
    ahora que now that;
    es ahora o nunca it’s now or never
    3
    :
    ahora bien however;
    y ¿ahora qué?, esperas que … and then you expect …
    * * *
    ahora adv
    1) : now
    2)
    ahora mismo : right now
    3)
    hasta ahora : so far
    4)
    por ahora : for the time being
    * * *
    ahora adv
    2. (enseguida) in a minute / shortly
    ahora vuelvo I'll be back in a minute / I'll be right back
    hasta ahora up to now / so far
    ¡hasta ahora! see you soon!

    Spanish-English dictionary > ahora

  • 8 ahora que lo menciono

    Ex. Speaking of which, Chertoff recently lifted restrictions that have confined airline passengers to their seats for a half hour after taking off and before landing.
    * * *

    Ex: Speaking of which, Chertoff recently lifted restrictions that have confined airline passengers to their seats for a half hour after taking off and before landing.

    Spanish-English dictionary > ahora que lo menciono

  • 9 amable

    adj.
    kind.
    ¿sería tan amable de…? would you be so kind as to…?
    * * *
    1 kind, nice
    ¿sería usted tan amable de...? would you be so kind as to...?
    * * *
    adj.
    kind, nice
    * * *
    ADJ kind, nice

    ser amable con algn — to be kind to sb, be nice to sb

    ¡qué amable ha sido usted trayéndolo! — how kind of you to bring it!

    ¡muy amable! — thanks very much, that's very kind, that's very kind of you

    sea tan amable (como para), si es tan amable (como para) — LAm please be so kind as to

    * * *
    a) <persona/gesto> kind

    ¿sería tan amable de...? — would you be so kind as to...?

    b) (AmS) <rato/velada> pleasant
    * * *
    = friendly [friendlier -comp., friendliest -sup.], kind [kinder -comp., kindest -sup.], amiable, obliging, friendly-sounding, friendly-sounding, kindly, neighbourly [neighborly, -USA].
    Ex. Her face broke into a warm friendly smile.
    Ex. I would like to extend my thanks to our host who was kind enough to invite me.
    Ex. 'I can certainly understand your concern,' she ventured, speaking with a certain amiable casualness which she hoped would keep the edge off his annoyance, 'but we're really trying to protect the taxpayer's investment and the library's materials'.
    Ex. There are different styles of handling interpersonal conflict such as integrating, obliging, dominating, avoiding, and compromising.
    Ex. The friendly-sounding British bobbies, created in 1829, were the first professional police force, copied by cities around the world.
    Ex. The friendly-sounding British bobbies, created in 1829, were the first professional police force, copied by cities around the world.
    Ex. Natasha continued to lean out of the window for a long time, beaming at him with her kindly, slightly quizzical, happy smile.
    Ex. They believe being neighbourly is an important and fulfilling part of life.
    ----
    * poco amable = off-putting, surly [surlier -comp., surliest -sup.], crusty [crustier -comp., crustiest -sup.].
    * * *
    a) <persona/gesto> kind

    ¿sería tan amable de...? — would you be so kind as to...?

    b) (AmS) <rato/velada> pleasant
    * * *
    = friendly [friendlier -comp., friendliest -sup.], kind [kinder -comp., kindest -sup.], amiable, obliging, friendly-sounding, friendly-sounding, kindly, neighbourly [neighborly, -USA].

    Ex: Her face broke into a warm friendly smile.

    Ex: I would like to extend my thanks to our host who was kind enough to invite me.
    Ex: 'I can certainly understand your concern,' she ventured, speaking with a certain amiable casualness which she hoped would keep the edge off his annoyance, 'but we're really trying to protect the taxpayer's investment and the library's materials'.
    Ex: There are different styles of handling interpersonal conflict such as integrating, obliging, dominating, avoiding, and compromising.
    Ex: The friendly-sounding British bobbies, created in 1829, were the first professional police force, copied by cities around the world.
    Ex: The friendly-sounding British bobbies, created in 1829, were the first professional police force, copied by cities around the world.
    Ex: Natasha continued to lean out of the window for a long time, beaming at him with her kindly, slightly quizzical, happy smile.
    Ex: They believe being neighbourly is an important and fulfilling part of life.
    * poco amable = off-putting, surly [surlier -comp., surliest -sup.], crusty [crustier -comp., crustiest -sup.].

    * * *
    1 ‹persona/gesto› kind
    es muy amable de su parte that's very kind of you
    gracias por su amable carta thank you for your kind letter
    ¿sería tan amable de darle este recado? could you possibly give him o would you be so kind as to give him this message?
    2 ( AmS) ‹rato/velada› pleasant
    * * *

     

    amable adjetivo
    a)persona/gesto kind;


    ¿sería tan amable de …? would you be so kind as to …?
    b) (AmS) ‹rato/velada pleasant

    amable adjetivo
    1 kind, nice
    2 frml ¿sería tan amable de indicarme cómo se llega a la plaza mayor?, would you be so kind as to show me the way to the main square?
    ' amable' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    acaso
    - atenta
    - atento
    - baja
    - bajo
    - brusca
    - brusco
    - condescendiente
    - conmigo
    - gentil
    - otra
    - otro
    - que
    -
    - bonachón
    - bueno
    - conceptuoso
    - contigo
    - delicadeza
    - esfuerzo
    - gente
    - poder
    - solícito
    - tanto
    English:
    amiable
    - favor
    - favour
    - friendly
    - good
    - helpful
    - host
    - hurt
    - kind
    - neighborly
    - neighbourly
    - nice
    - of
    - suave
    - sympathetic
    - unkind
    - conscious
    - possibly
    - sporting
    - thoughtful
    * * *
    amable adj
    1. [persona] kind, nice;
    es una persona de carácter amable she's a kind o nice person;
    un policía muy amable a very nice policeman;
    se mostró muy amable con nosotros he was very kind o nice to us;
    es muy amable de tu parte it's very kind o nice of you;
    ¿sería tan amable de…? would you be so kind as to…?;
    la joven ministra representa la cara amable del régimen the young woman minister is the acceptable face of the government
    2. Andes, RP [rato] nice, pleasant;
    pasamos un rato muy amable we had a very nice o pleasant time
    * * *
    adj kind ( con to);
    ¿sería tan amable de ayudarme? would you be so kind as to help me?;
    muy amable, es Vd muy amable it’s very good o kind of you
    * * *
    amable adj
    : kind, nice
    amablemente adv
    * * *
    amable adj kind / nice

    Spanish-English dictionary > amable

  • 10 aparato

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

    aparato fotográfico — photographic instrument, camera

    aparatos de mando — (Aer) controls

    aparatos periféricos — (Inform) peripherals

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

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

    ¡Gerardo, al aparato! — Gerardo, telephone!

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

    4) (Med)

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

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

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

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

    aparato estatal — state system, government machinery

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

    los aparatos — the apparatus, the equipment

    3)
    a) ( audífono) tb
    b) (Odont) tb
    4) ( teléfono) telephone
    5) (frml) ( avión) aircraft
    6) (estructura, sistema) machine
    7) ( ceremonia) pomp
    8) (fam & euf) ( pene) weenie (AmE colloq), willy (BrE colloq); ( genitales masculinos) equipment (euph)
    * * *
    = apparatus, device, machine, whatchamacallit, gadget, widget, rig, appliance, unit, contraption.
    Ex. The abstracts of research papers will typically represent the methodology employed, in particular, apparatus, equipment, tools, materials.
    Ex. The extent of application of the synthetic devices will vary from one library to another.
    Ex. Synonyms, related terms and other variants must now be collected, either by human selection, or with the aid of the machine.
    Ex. In his book's section ' Watchamacallit' he forecasts that communication between user and machine will be through voice for entering text and a pen-like device for pointing.
    Ex. The article is entitled 'Exhibits in the American Pavilion at the 1958 Brussels World's Fair: women's clothing, men's gadgets, hot dogs and haute couture'.
    Ex. The term widget is taken from the 1963 movie, 'The Wheeler-Dealers'.
    Ex. An adjustable seating rig was used to create the three-dimensional shape of a static lounge chair.
    Ex. People want information available through the appliances they use in the mainstream of their daily lives.
    Ex. Data-capture units are light pens, and such units can be made available at various locations in the library for public consultation.
    Ex. If you are in cahoots with the circle of power, you get your projects approved in no time, and in some cases, you can build the most hideous and unsightly contraption.
    ----
    * aparato burocrático = bureaucratic apparatus.
    * aparato de aire acondicionado = air conditioner.
    * aparato de grabación = recorder.
    * aparato de informática del tamaño de la palma de la mano = palm computing device.
    * aparato de lectura = reading machine.
    * aparato del partido = party machinery.
    * aparato de medición = meter.
    * aparato de radio = radio set.
    * aparato de televisión = television set, TV set.
    * aparato de vídeo = videocassette recorder (VCR), home video recorder, video recorder.
    * aparato digestivo = gastrointestinal tract, digestive tract.
    * aparato eléctrico = electrical apparatus, power appliance.
    * aparato electrónico = electronic device.
    * aparato motorizado = motorised device.
    * aparato óptico = optical device.
    * aparato para el uso de la información = information appliance.
    * aparato para usar Internet = Internet appliance.
    * aparato político = machine politics.
    * aparato propagandista = propaganda machine.
    * aparatos = gadgetry, mechanical equipment.
    * aparatos de vídeo = video equipment.
    * aparatos eléctricos = electrical equipment, electrical appliances, appliances, household appliances.
    * aparatos eléctricos del hogar = home appliances, domestic appliances, home appliances.
    * aparatos electrónicos = electronic(s) appliances.
    * aparato urinario = urinary tract.
    * zona con aparatos electrónicos = equipment area.
    * * *
    1)
    a) ( máquina)
    b) ( de televisión) set; ( de radio) receiver
    2) ( para gimnasia) piece of apparatus

    los aparatos — the apparatus, the equipment

    3)
    a) ( audífono) tb
    b) (Odont) tb
    4) ( teléfono) telephone
    5) (frml) ( avión) aircraft
    6) (estructura, sistema) machine
    7) ( ceremonia) pomp
    8) (fam & euf) ( pene) weenie (AmE colloq), willy (BrE colloq); ( genitales masculinos) equipment (euph)
    * * *
    = apparatus, device, machine, whatchamacallit, gadget, widget, rig, appliance, unit, contraption.

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

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

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

     

    aparato sustantivo masculino
    1
    a) ( máquina):


    aparatos eléctricos electrical appliances

    ( de radio) receiver


    aparato auditivo hearing aid
    d) (Odont) tb

    aparatos braces (pl)



    2 ( para gimnasia) piece of apparatus;

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

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

    Spanish-English dictionary > aparato

  • 11 aplacar

    v.
    1 to placate.
    2 to soothe, to calm, to deaden, to dim.
    María aplacó su dolor con terapia Mary placated her pain with therapy.
    El gobierno aplacó una rebelión ayer Government calmed a rebellion yesterday
    * * *
    Conjugation model [ SACAR], like link=sacar sacar
    1 to placate, calm, soothe
    1 (persona) to calm down; (viento) to abate, die down
    * * *
    1.
    VT (=apaciguar) [+ persona] to appease, placate; [+ hambre] to satisfy; [+ sed] to quench, satisfy
    2.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    a) < ira> to soothe
    b) < sed> to quench; < hambre> to satisfy; < dolor> to soothe
    2.
    aplacarse v pron persona to calm down; furia to subside; tempestad to abate, die down
    * * *
    = abate, keep + the edge off + Algo, defuse, still, appease.
    Ex. As the sobbing abated, the secretary's voice regained some steadiness.
    Ex. 'I can certainly understand your concern,' she ventured, speaking with a certain amiable casualness which she hoped would keep the edge off his annoyance, 'but we're really trying to protect the taxpayer's investment and the library's materials'.
    Ex. This article gives examples of how problem behaviour can be defused in a library.
    Ex. And arming himself with patience and piety he tarried awhile until the hubbub was stilled.
    Ex. They've been working their butts off since the program was launched to appease the crowd.
    ----
    * aplacar la ansiedad = allay + anxiety.
    * aplacar la sed = slake + Posesivo + thirst.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    a) < ira> to soothe
    b) < sed> to quench; < hambre> to satisfy; < dolor> to soothe
    2.
    aplacarse v pron persona to calm down; furia to subside; tempestad to abate, die down
    * * *
    = abate, keep + the edge off + Algo, defuse, still, appease.

    Ex: As the sobbing abated, the secretary's voice regained some steadiness.

    Ex: 'I can certainly understand your concern,' she ventured, speaking with a certain amiable casualness which she hoped would keep the edge off his annoyance, 'but we're really trying to protect the taxpayer's investment and the library's materials'.
    Ex: This article gives examples of how problem behaviour can be defused in a library.
    Ex: And arming himself with patience and piety he tarried awhile until the hubbub was stilled.
    Ex: They've been working their butts off since the program was launched to appease the crowd.
    * aplacar la ansiedad = allay + anxiety.
    * aplacar la sed = slake + Posesivo + thirst.

    * * *
    aplacar [A2 ]
    vt
    1 ‹ira/enojo› to soothe
    para aplacar a los dioses to placate o appease the gods
    fue necesaria su intervención para aplacar los ánimos he had to intervene to calm people down
    2 ‹sed› to quench; ‹hambre› to satisfy; ‹dolor› to soothe
    1 «persona» to calm down; «furia» to subside
    2 «tempestad» to abate, die down
    * * *

    aplacar ( conjugate aplacar) verbo transitivo
    a) ira to soothe;


    b) sed to quench;

    hambre to satisfy;
    dolor to soothe
    aplacar verbo transitivo to placate, calm
    ' aplacar' also found in these entries:
    English:
    appease
    - placate
    * * *
    vt
    1. [persona, ánimos] to placate;
    aplacaron su ira they appeased his anger
    2. [hambre] to satisfy;
    [sed] to quench; [dolor] to ease
    * * *
    v/t
    1 hambre satisfy; sed quench
    2 a alguien calm down, placate fml
    * * *
    aplacar {72} vt
    apaciguar: to appease, to placate

    Spanish-English dictionary > aplacar

  • 12 ascua

    f.
    1 ember.
    siempre quieren arrimar el ascua a su sardina they always put themselves first
    tener a alguien en ascuas to keep somebody on tenterhooks
    2 live coal, coal, hot coal, smoldering piece of wood or other material.
    * * *
    (Takes el in singular)
    1 live coal
    \
    arrimar el ascua a su sardina familiar to look after number one
    estar en/sobre ascuas to be on tenterhooks
    tener a alguien sobre/en ascuas to keep somebody on tenterhooks
    * * *
    SF live coal, ember

    ¡ascuas! — ouch!

    * * *
    femenino‡ ember

    arrimar el ascua a su sardina — (fam) to work things to one's own advantage

    estar en or sobre ascuas — (fam) to be on tenterhooks

    tener a alguien en ascuas — (fam) to keep somebody on tenterhooks

    * * *
    = ember, firebrand, coal.
    Ex. The director continued speaking amid the embers of their mirth.
    Ex. By such mutual assistance, the wits and endeavours of the world may no longer be as so many scattered coals, or firebrands, which, for want of union are soon quenched, whereas, being but laid together, they would have yielded a comfortable light and heat.
    Ex. He investigates the evolution of these vegetable lanterns from such sources as Irish traditional myths about a figure who carried a lantern lit with a coal = Investiga la evolución de estos farolillos hechos de verdura a partir de los mitos tradicionales irlandeses sobre una figura que lleva un farolillo con un ascua.
    ----
    * en ascuas = on tenterhooks.
    * estar en ascuas = put + Posesivo + life on hold, Posesivo + life + be + on hold, sit on + the edge of + Posesivo + seat.
    * sobre ascuas = in suspense.
    * * *
    femenino‡ ember

    arrimar el ascua a su sardina — (fam) to work things to one's own advantage

    estar en or sobre ascuas — (fam) to be on tenterhooks

    tener a alguien en ascuas — (fam) to keep somebody on tenterhooks

    * * *
    = ember, firebrand, coal.

    Ex: The director continued speaking amid the embers of their mirth.

    Ex: By such mutual assistance, the wits and endeavours of the world may no longer be as so many scattered coals, or firebrands, which, for want of union are soon quenched, whereas, being but laid together, they would have yielded a comfortable light and heat.
    Ex: He investigates the evolution of these vegetable lanterns from such sources as Irish traditional myths about a figure who carried a lantern lit with a coal = Investiga la evolución de estos farolillos hechos de verdura a partir de los mitos tradicionales irlandeses sobre una figura que lleva un farolillo con un ascua.
    * en ascuas = on tenterhooks.
    * estar en ascuas = put + Posesivo + life on hold, Posesivo + life + be + on hold, sit on + the edge of + Posesivo + seat.
    * sobre ascuas = in suspense.

    * * *
    f‡
    ember
    arrimar el ascua a su sardina ( fam); to work things to one's own advantage
    estar en or sobre ascuas ( fam); to be on tenterhooks, be on pins and needles ( AmE)
    tener a algn en ascuas ( fam); to keep sb on tenterhooks o in suspense
    * * *

    ascua feminine noun taking masculine article in the singular
    ember;
    estar en/tener a algn en ascuas (fam) to be on/to keep sb on tenterhooks

    ascua sustantivo femenino ember
    ♦ Locuciones: estar en/sobre ascuas, to be on tenterhooks

    ' ascua' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    arrimar
    - sardina
    English:
    ember
    * * *
    ember;
    estar en o [m5] sobre ascuas to be on tenterhooks;
    tener a alguien en o [m5] sobre ascuas to keep sb on tenterhooks;
    como sobre ascuas: el presidente pasó por el asunto como sobre ascuas the president skated over the issue
    * * *
    f ember;
    sobre ascuas be on tenterhooks;
    tener a alguien sobre ascuas keep s.o. in suspense o on tenterhooks;
    arrimar el ascua a su sardina fig work things to one’s own advantage
    * * *
    ascua nf
    1) brasa: ember
    2)
    estar en ascuas fam : to be on edge

    Spanish-English dictionary > ascua

  • 13 así

    f.
    ISA, intrinsic sympathomimetic activity.
    * * *
    1 (de esta manera) thus, (in) this way
    2 (de esa manera) (in) that way
    3 (tanto) as
    4 (por tanto) therefore
    5 (tan pronto como) as soon as
    1 such
    un hombre así a man like that, such a man
    \
    así así so-so
    llovía, así que cogimos el paraguas it was raining, so we took our umbrella
    así sea so be it
    * * *
    1. adv.
    1) like this, like that
    2) so, thus, in this way
    - así como
    - no así
    2. conj. 3. adj.
    * * *
    1. ADV
    1) (=de este modo)
    a) [con ser]

    -te engañaron, ¿no es así? -sí, así es — "they deceived you, didn't they?" - "yes, they did", "they deceived you, isn't that so?" -"yes, it is"

    usted es periodista ¿no es así? — you're a journalist, aren't you?

    perdona, pero creo que eso no es así — excuse me, but I think that's not true

    así es como lo detuvieronthat's how o this is how they arrested him

    ¡(que) así sea! —

    - solo les falta ganar la copa -que así sea — "all they have to do is win the cup" - "let's hope they do"

    - que el Señor esté con vosotros -así sea — "(may) God be with you" - "amen"

    b) [con otros verbos] like that, like this

    esto no puede seguir así — things can't go on this way, this can't go on like this

    se iniciaba así una nueva etapathus o so a new phase began

    ¡así se habla! — that's what I like to hear!

    así ocurrió el accidentethat's how o this is how the accident happened

    ¿por qué te pones así? no es más que un niño — why do you get worked up like that? he's only a child

    - salúdelos de mi parte -así lo haré — "give them my best wishes" - "I will"

    2) [acompañando a un sustantivo] like that

    un hombre así — a man like that, such a man más frm

    ¿por una cosa así se han enfadado? — they got angry over a thing like that?

    3)

    así de

    a) + sustantivo

    tuvieron así de ocasiones de ganar y no las aprovecharonthey had so o this many chances to win but didn't take them

    b) + adj, adv

    un baúl así de grande — a trunk as big as this, a trunk this big

    él todo lo hace así de rápido — he does everything that fast, that's how fast he does everything

    no para de comer y luego así está de gordita — she never stops eating, that's why she's so plump

    así de feo era que... — LAm he was so ugly that...

    4)

    así como

    a) (=lo mismo que) the same way as

    así como tú te portes conmigo, me portaré yo — I'll behave the same way as you do to me

    b) (=mientras que) whereas, while

    así como uno de sus hijos es muy listo, el otro no estudia nada — whereas o while one of their children is very clever, the other doesn't study at all

    c) (=además de) as well as
    5) [otras locuciones]

    por así decirloso to speak

    no así — unlike

    los gastos fueron espectaculares, no así los resultados — the expenditure was astonishing, unlike the results

    ¡así no más! Méx * (=sin cuidado) anyhow; (=sin motivo) just like that

    es un tema muy importante para tratarlo así no más — it's a very important issue, you can't just treat it any old how

    a mí me cuesta tanto y él lo hace así no más — I find it really hard, but he does it easily o just like that

    se fue así no más, sin decir nada — he left just like that, without saying anything

    o así — about, or so

    20 dólares o así — about 20 dollars, 20 dollars or so

    llegarán el jueves o así — they'll arrive around Thursday, they'll arrive on Thursday or thereabouts

    así y todoeven so

    -¿cómo te encuentras hoy? -así así — "how do you feel today?" - "so-so"

    - así o asá
    2. CONJ
    1) (=aunque) even if

    así tenga que recorrer el mundo entero, la encontraré — even if I have to travel the whole world, I'll find her

    2) (=consecuentemente) so

    se gastó todo el dinero y así no pudo ir de vacaciones — he spent all the money, so he couldn't go on holiday

    esperan lograr un acuerdo, evitando así la huelga — they are hoping to reach an agreement and so avoid a strike, they are hoping to reach an agreement, thereby o thus avoiding a strike frm

    así pues — so

    ha conseguido una beca, así pues, podrá seguir estudiando — he got a grant, so he can carry on studying

    así (es) que — so

    estábamos cansados, así que no fuimos — we were tired so we didn't go

    3) (=ojalá)

    ¡así te mueras! — I hope you drop dead! *

    4) (=en cuanto)

    así que+ subjun as soon as

    así que te enteres, comunícamelo — as soon as you find out, let me know

    * * *
    I
    adjetivo invariable like that

    si es así te pido disculpas — if that's the case, I'm sorry

    así es la vida — (fr hecha) that's life

    esperamos horas ¿no es así? — we waited for hours, didn't we?

    tan or tanto es así que... — so much so that...

    II
    1) (de este/ese modo)

    ¿así me lo agradeces? — is this how you thank me?

    ¿está bien así o quieres más? — is that enough, or do you want some more?

    ¿fue así cómo ocurrió? — is that how it happened?

    ¿dimitió? - así como lo oyes — you mean he resigned? - believe it or not, yes

    2)

    así de + adj/adv: así de fácil! it's as easy as that; debe ser así de grueso it must be about this thick; ¿así de egoísta me crees? — do you think I'm that selfish?

    así así — (fam) so-so

    así como: así como el mayor trabaja mucho, el pequeño es un vago while o whereas the older boy works very hard, the younger one is really lazy; por su módico precio así como por su calidad both for its low price and its high quality; sus familiares, así como sus amigos his family as well as his friends; así como así just like that; así me gusta! (fr hecha) that's what I like to see!; ¿le dijiste que no? así me gusta! you said no? good for you!; así mismo asimismo; así nomás (AmL) just like that; hace los deberes así nomás he dashes his homework off any which way (AmE) o (BrE) any old how; así o asá (fam): puedes ponerlo así o asá (fam) you can put it any way you like; así pues so; así que ( por lo tanto) so; ( en cuanto) as soon as; así que te casas! so, you're getting married...; así sea (Relig) amen; así y todo even so; no así: se mostraron muy satisfechos. No así los Vives, que... they were very pleased, unlike the Vives, who...; o así: tendrá 30 años o así he must be about 30; cien al mes o así around a hundred a month; por así decirlo — so to speak

    III

    así + subj: lo encontraré, así se esconda en el fin del mundo I'll find him, no matter where he tries to hide; no pagaré así me encarcelen — I won't pay even if they put me in prison

    * * *
    = thereby, like that, like this.
    Ex. To help eliminate false drops, and thereby improve precision, certain devices can be employed at the indexing stage.
    Ex. I love movies like that -- where slowly, gradually, bit by bit, all the characters realize that the villain was really disastrously mendacious and criminal.
    Ex. And as small as Iowa as, I think something like this can have a far larger effect than you might realize if you live in a large industrial area.
    ----
    * algo así como = something like.
    * así como = as, as well as.
    * así como así = just like that.
    * así como... de igual modo... = just as... so....
    * así de improviso = off-hand [offhand].
    * así de pronto = off-hand [offhand].
    * así es = that's how it is.
    * así es como = this is how.
    * así es como es = that's how it is.
    * así me maten = for the life of me.
    * así pues = as such, thus.
    * así sea = amen.
    * así son las cosas = that's they way things are.
    * aún así = even so.
    * como siga así = at this rate.
    * conocérsele así por = get + Posesivo + name from.
    * continuar así = keep + it up, keep up + the good work, keep up + the great work.
    * denominado así = so named.
    * denominarse así = be so called.
    * denominarse así por = get + Posesivo + name from.
    * esto es así = this is the case.
    * las cosas no pasan así como así = everything happens for a reason (and a purpose).
    * las cosas no pasan (así) porque sí = everything happens for a reason (and a purpose).
    * la vida es así = life's like that.
    * llamado así = so named.
    * llamarse así = be so called.
    * llamarse así por = get + Posesivo + name from.
    * no ser así ya = be no longer the case.
    * o algo así = or something of that sort, or something to that effect, or something of that nature.
    * para que esto sea así = for this to be the case.
    * por decirlo así = so to speak, in a manner of speaking.
    * seguir así = keep + it up, keep up + the good work, keep up + the great work.
    * seguir haciéndolo así = keep up + the good work.
    * seguir trabajando así = keep up + the good work.
    * ser así = be the case (with), be just like that.
    * si así lo desean = should they so wish.
    * si es así = if so, if this is the case.
    * si no es así = if this is not the case.
    * si no fuera así = if it were not.
    * si sigue así = at this rate.
    * tanto es así que = so much so that.
    * visto así = viewed in this light.
    * y así sucesivamente = and so on, and so on....
    * * *
    I
    adjetivo invariable like that

    si es así te pido disculpas — if that's the case, I'm sorry

    así es la vida — (fr hecha) that's life

    esperamos horas ¿no es así? — we waited for hours, didn't we?

    tan or tanto es así que... — so much so that...

    II
    1) (de este/ese modo)

    ¿así me lo agradeces? — is this how you thank me?

    ¿está bien así o quieres más? — is that enough, or do you want some more?

    ¿fue así cómo ocurrió? — is that how it happened?

    ¿dimitió? - así como lo oyes — you mean he resigned? - believe it or not, yes

    2)

    así de + adj/adv: así de fácil! it's as easy as that; debe ser así de grueso it must be about this thick; ¿así de egoísta me crees? — do you think I'm that selfish?

    así así — (fam) so-so

    así como: así como el mayor trabaja mucho, el pequeño es un vago while o whereas the older boy works very hard, the younger one is really lazy; por su módico precio así como por su calidad both for its low price and its high quality; sus familiares, así como sus amigos his family as well as his friends; así como así just like that; así me gusta! (fr hecha) that's what I like to see!; ¿le dijiste que no? así me gusta! you said no? good for you!; así mismo asimismo; así nomás (AmL) just like that; hace los deberes así nomás he dashes his homework off any which way (AmE) o (BrE) any old how; así o asá (fam): puedes ponerlo así o asá (fam) you can put it any way you like; así pues so; así que ( por lo tanto) so; ( en cuanto) as soon as; así que te casas! so, you're getting married...; así sea (Relig) amen; así y todo even so; no así: se mostraron muy satisfechos. No así los Vives, que... they were very pleased, unlike the Vives, who...; o así: tendrá 30 años o así he must be about 30; cien al mes o así around a hundred a month; por así decirlo — so to speak

    III

    así + subj: lo encontraré, así se esconda en el fin del mundo I'll find him, no matter where he tries to hide; no pagaré así me encarcelen — I won't pay even if they put me in prison

    * * *
    = thereby, like that, like this.

    Ex: To help eliminate false drops, and thereby improve precision, certain devices can be employed at the indexing stage.

    Ex: I love movies like that -- where slowly, gradually, bit by bit, all the characters realize that the villain was really disastrously mendacious and criminal.
    Ex: And as small as Iowa as, I think something like this can have a far larger effect than you might realize if you live in a large industrial area.
    * algo así como = something like.
    * así como = as, as well as.
    * así como así = just like that.
    * así como... de igual modo... = just as... so....
    * así de improviso = off-hand [offhand].
    * así de pronto = off-hand [offhand].
    * así es = that's how it is.
    * así es como = this is how.
    * así es como es = that's how it is.
    * así me maten = for the life of me.
    * así pues = as such, thus.
    * así sea = amen.
    * así son las cosas = that's they way things are.
    * aún así = even so.
    * como siga así = at this rate.
    * conocérsele así por = get + Posesivo + name from.
    * continuar así = keep + it up, keep up + the good work, keep up + the great work.
    * denominado así = so named.
    * denominarse así = be so called.
    * denominarse así por = get + Posesivo + name from.
    * esto es así = this is the case.
    * las cosas no pasan así como así = everything happens for a reason (and a purpose).
    * las cosas no pasan (así) porque sí = everything happens for a reason (and a purpose).
    * la vida es así = life's like that.
    * llamado así = so named.
    * llamarse así = be so called.
    * llamarse así por = get + Posesivo + name from.
    * no ser así ya = be no longer the case.
    * o algo así = or something of that sort, or something to that effect, or something of that nature.
    * para que esto sea así = for this to be the case.
    * por decirlo así = so to speak, in a manner of speaking.
    * seguir así = keep + it up, keep up + the good work, keep up + the great work.
    * seguir haciéndolo así = keep up + the good work.
    * seguir trabajando así = keep up + the good work.
    * ser así = be the case (with), be just like that.
    * si así lo desean = should they so wish.
    * si es así = if so, if this is the case.
    * si no es así = if this is not the case.
    * si no fuera así = if it were not.
    * si sigue así = at this rate.
    * tanto es así que = so much so that.
    * visto así = viewed in this light.
    * y así sucesivamente = and so on, and so on....

    * * *
    like that
    no discutan por una tontería así don't argue over a silly thing like that
    si es así te pido disculpas if that's the case, I'm sorry
    yo soy así ¿qué voy a hacer? that's the way I am, I can't help it
    anda, no seas así, préstamelo come on, don't be like that, lend it to me
    así es la vida ( fr hecha); that's life
    es un tanto así de hojas it's about that many pages
    esperamos horas ¿no es así? we waited for hours, didn't we?
    estaba contento, tan es así que no quería volver a casa he was happy, so much so that he didn't want to return home
    A
    (de este/ese modo): no le hables así a tu padre don't talk to your father like that
    ¿por qué me tratas así? why are you treating me like this?
    la ayudó un profesional — ¡así cualquiera! she got help from a professional — anyone can do it with that kind of help! o ( colloq hum) that's cheating!
    ¿así me agradeces lo que hago por ti? is this how you thank me o is this the thanks I get for everything I do for you?
    lo hice muy rápido — ¡y así te quedó! I did it very quickly — yes, it shows o yes, it looks like it!
    no te pongas así, no es para tanto don't get so worked up, it's not that bad
    le voy a regalar dinero, así él se puede comprar lo que quiera I'll give him some money, that way he can buy whatever he wants
    ¿eres `el Rubio'? — así me llaman are you `el Rubio'? — that's what people call me
    ¿lo perdieron todo? — así es you mean they lost everything? — that's right
    ¿está bien así o quieres más? is that enough, or do you want some more?
    ¿fue así cómo ocurrió? is that how it happened?
    ¿dimitió? — así como lo oyes you mean he resigned? — believe it or not, yes
    B así de + ADJ/ ADV:
    se enfría y se sirve ¡así de fácil! allow to cool and serve, it's as easy as that
    debe ser así de grueso it must be about this thick
    ¿así de egoísta me crees? do you think I'm that selfish?
    C (expresando deseo) así + SUBJ:
    así se muera I hope she drops dead!
    D ( en locs):
    así así ( fam); so-so
    ¿te gusta? — así así do you like it? — so-so o it's OK
    así como: así como el mayor trabaja mucho, el pequeño es un vago while o whereas the older boy works very hard, the younger one is really lazy
    así como es con el dinero es con el afecto: mezquino he's (just) as mean with his affection as he is with his money
    así como en verano el clima es agradable, en invierno te mueres de frío the weather's very pleasant in summer but, by the same token, in winter you freeze to death
    por su módico precio así como por su calidad both for its low price and its high quality
    así como él insiste, tampoco ella ceja the more he insists, the more she refuses to back down
    todos sus familiares, así como algunos amigos, estuvieron presentes his whole family was there, and a few friends as well
    hágase tu voluntad así en la Tierra como en el Cielo Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven
    así como así just like that
    gasta el dinero así como así he spends money just like that o as if it meant nothing to him
    ¡así me gusta! ( fr hecha); that's what I like to see!
    ¿le dijiste que no? ¡así me gusta! you said no? good for you!
    así nomás ( AmL); just like that
    a ella no la vas a convencer así nomás you're not going to persuade her that easily o just like that
    hace los deberes así nomás he dashes his homework off any which way ( AmE) o ( BrE) any old how
    así o asá or asao ( fam): puedes ponerlo así o asá or asao, a mí no me importa ( fam); you can put it any way you like, I don't care
    da lo mismo así que asá or asao ( fam); it doesn't matter which way you do it ( o put it etc)
    no me gustaba el trabajo; así pues, decidí dejarlo I didn't like the job, so I decided to give it up
    esto no es asunto tuyo, así que no te metas this has nothing to do with you, so mind your own business
    ¡así que te casas! so, you're getting married …
    así sea ( Relig) amen
    descanse en pazasí sea rest in peace — Amen
    así y todo even so
    tiene dos empleos y así y todo no le alcanza el dinero she has two jobs and even then she can't manage on the money she earns
    no así: se mostraron muy satisfechos. No así los Vives, que no hicieron más que quejarse they were very pleased, unlike the Vives, who did nothing but complain o they were very pleased. The Vives, on the other hand did nothing but complain o they were very pleased. Not so the Vives, who did nothing but complain
    o así: tendrá 30 años o así he must be about 30
    gana unas cien mil al mes o así she earns around a hundred thousand a month
    por así decirlo so to speak
    (aunque) así + SUBJ:
    lo encontraré, así se esconda en el fin del mundo I'll find him, no matter where he tries to hide
    no pagaré así me encarcelen I won't pay even if they put me in prison
    * * *

     

    Del verbo asir: ( conjugate asir)

    así es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) pretérito indicativo

    Multiple Entries:
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    así
    asir ( conjugate asir) verbo transitivo (liter) to seize, grasp;
    así a algn de or por algo:
    la asió de un brazo he seized o grasped her arm

    asirse verbo pronominal (liter) asíse de or a algo: se asió a la cuerda she grabbed (hold of) o seized the rope;
    caminaban asidos de la mano they walked hand in hand
    así 1 adjetivo invariable
    like that;
    no seas así don't be like that;
    con gente así yo no me meto I don't mix with people like that;
    yo soy así that's the way I am;
    así es la vida (fr hecha) that's life;
    es un tanto así de hojas it's about that many pages;
    esperamos horas ¿no es así? we waited for hours, didn't we?;
    tanto es así que … so much so that …
    así 2 adverbio
    1 ( de este modo) like this;
    ( de ese modo) like that;
    ¿por qué me tratas así? why are you treating me like this?;

    no le hables así don't talk to him like that;
    ¡así cualquiera! that's cheating! (colloq &
    hum);

    no te pongas así don't get so worked up;
    así me podré comprar lo que quiera that way I'll be able to buy whatever I want;
    así es that's right;
    ¿está bien así o quieres más? is that enough, or do you want some more?;
    y así sucesivamente and so on
    2
    ¡así de fácil! it's as easy as that;

    así de alto/grueso this high/thick
    3 ( en locs)
    así así (fam) so-so;

    así como así just like that;
    ¡así me gusta! (fr hecha) that's what I like to see!;
    así nomás (AmL) just like that;
    así pues so;
    así que ( por lo tanto) so;
    así y todo even so;
    por así decirlo so to speak
    asir verbo transitivo to grasp, seize
    así
    I adverbio
    1 (de este modo) like this o that, this way: hazlo así, do it this way
    es así de grande/alto, it is this big/tall
    buscábamos algo así, we were looking for something like this o that
    usted es bombero, ¿no es así?, you are a fireman, aren't you?
    así así, so-so 2 estaremos de vuelta a las diez o así, we'll come back around ten o'clock
    la casa tiene quince años o así, the house is fifteen years old or so
    II conj así pasa lo que pasa, (por eso) that's why those things happen
    así tenga que..., (aunque) even if I have to...
    III excl (¡ojalá!) ¡así te rompas la crisma!, I hope you break your neck!
    ♦ Locuciones: así como, just as: así como Juan me parece adorable, no soporto a su hermana, just as I think Juan is adorable, I can't stand his sister
    así pues, so
    así que..., so...
    ' así' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    algo
    - atizar
    - aturullarse
    - aun
    - botepronto
    - consentir
    - de
    - decir
    - derecha
    - derecho
    - desahogarse
    - desalmada
    - desalmado
    - destrozar
    - disponer
    - empujar
    - escarmentar
    - estar
    - excitarse
    - generalizar
    - hilaridad
    - impertinencia
    - misma
    - mismo
    - necesaria
    - necesario
    - niñería
    - no
    - ojo
    - panza
    - pequeña
    - pequeño
    - por
    - primera
    - primero
    - rezar
    - resistir
    - sic
    - sucesivamente
    - ver
    - agradecer
    - alguno
    - atención
    - autorizar
    - avergonzar
    - bien
    - como
    - conforme
    - continuar
    - cosa
    English:
    after
    - as
    - bull
    - change over
    - even
    - forecast
    - forth
    - if
    - inclined
    - keep up
    - lie down
    - life
    - like
    - lot
    - manner
    - name
    - offhand
    - on
    - outrank
    - phrase
    - rig
    - same
    - seem
    - so
    - so-so
    - sort
    - speak
    - still
    - such
    - that
    - then
    - this
    - thus
    - way
    - will
    - bargain
    - bring
    - case
    - do
    - easy
    - find
    - get
    - go
    - instead
    - kind
    - pain
    - stick
    - take
    - there
    - want
    * * *
    adv
    [de este modo] this way, like this; [de ese modo] that way, like that;
    ellos lo hicieron así they did it this way;
    así es la vida that's life;
    yo soy así that's just the way I am;
    ¿así me agradeces todo lo que he hecho por ti? is this how you thank me for everything I've done for you?;
    así no vamos a ninguna parte we're not getting anywhere like this o this way;
    ¿eso le dijo? – así, como te lo cuento did she really say that to him? – (yes) indeed, those were her very words;
    así así [no muy bien] so-so;
    ¿cómo te ha ido el examen? – así así how did the exam go? – so-so;
    algo así [algo parecido] something like that;
    tiene seis años o algo así she is six years old or something like that;
    algo así como [algo igual a] something like;
    el apartamento les ha costado algo así como 20 millones the Br flat o US apartment cost them something like 20 million;
    así como [también] as well as;
    [tal como] just as;
    las inundaciones, así como la sequía, son catástrofes naturales both floods and droughts are natural disasters;
    así como para los idiomas no vale, para las relaciones públicas nadie la supera whilst she may be no good at languages, there is no one better at public relations;
    así como así [como si nada] as if it were nothing;
    [irreflexivamente] lightly; [de cualquier manera] any old how;
    ¡no puedes marcharte así como así! you can't leave just like that!;
    así cualquiera gana anyone could win that way o like that;
    subimos hasta la cumbre en teleférico – ¡así cualquiera! we reached the summit by cable car – anyone could do that!;
    así de… so…;
    no seas así de celoso don't be so jealous;
    era así de largo it was this/that long;
    es así de fácil it's as easy as that;
    no hace nada de ejercicio – así de gordo está he doesn't do any exercise – it's no wonder he's so fat;
    Irónico
    me ha costado muy barato – así de bueno será it was very cheap – don't expect it to be any good, then;
    así es/fue como… that is/was how…;
    así es [para asentir] that is correct, yes;
    ¡así me gusta! that's what I like (to see)!;
    ¡así me gusta, sigue trabajando duro! excellent, keep up the hard work!, that's what I like to see, keep up the hard work!;
    Fam
    así o asá either way, one way or the other;
    el abrigo le quedaba pequeño, así es que se compró otro the coat was too small for her, so she bought another one;
    así sea so be it;
    Esp
    así sin más, Am [m5] así no más o [m5] nomás just like that;
    así y todo even so;
    se ha estado medicando mucho tiempo y, así y todo, no se encuentra bien he's been taking medication for some time and even so he's no better;
    aun así even so;
    o así [más o menos] or so, or something like that;
    y así thus, and so;
    y así sucesivamente and so on, and so forth;
    y así todos los días and the same thing happens day after day
    conj
    1. [aunque] even if;
    te encontraré así tenga que recorrer todas las calles de la ciudad I'll find you even if I have to look in every street in the city
    2. Am [aun si] even if;
    no nos lo dirá, así le paguemos he won't tell us, even if we pay him
    adj inv
    [como éste] like this; [como ése] like that;
    no seas así don't be like that;
    con un coche así no se puede ir muy lejos you can't go very far with a car like this one;
    una situación así es muy peligrosa such a situation is very dangerous
    interj
    I hope…;
    ¡así no vuelva nunca! I hope he never comes back!;
    ¡así te parta un rayo! drop dead!
    así pues loc conj
    so, therefore;
    no firmaron el tratado, así pues la guerra era inevitable they didn't sign the treaty, so war became inevitable
    así que loc conj
    [de modo que] so;
    la película empieza dentro de media hora, así que no te entretengas the movie o Br film starts in half an hour, so don't be long;
    ¿así que te vas a presentar candidato? so you're going to stand as a candidate, are you?
    así que loc adv
    [tan pronto como] as soon as;
    así que tengamos los resultados del análisis, le citaremos para la visita as soon as we have the results of the test we'll make an appointment for you
    * * *
    I adv
    1 (de este modo) like this;
    así de grande this big;
    así o asá this way or that (way)
    2 (de ese modo) like that;
    una cosa así a thing like that, something like that;
    soy así (yo) that’s how I am;
    una casa así a house like that;
    así es that’s right;
    así no más S.Am. just like that;
    así como así just like that;
    así así so-so
    II conj
    :
    así como al igual que while, whereas;
    así y todo even so;
    así (es) que so that’s how, so that’s why;
    ¿así que no vienes? so you’re not coming?;
    tanto es así, que … and (as a result) …;
    … tanto es así, que varias estaciones han cerrado … and (as a result) a number of stations are closed
    * * *
    así adv
    1) : like this, like that
    2) : so, thus
    así sea: so be it
    3)
    así de : so, about so
    una caja así de grande: a box about so big
    4)
    así que : so, therefore
    5)
    así como : as well as
    6)
    así así : so-so, fair
    así adj
    : such, such a
    un talento así es inestimable: a talent like that is priceless
    así conj
    aunque: even if, even though
    no irá, así le paguen: he won't go, even if they pay him
    * * *
    así adv
    1. (de esta manera) like this / this way
    2. (de esa manera) like that / that way
    así, así so so
    así de... this...
    ¡así que te vas! so you're going, are you?

    Spanish-English dictionary > así

  • 14 aventurarse a decir

    (v.) = venture
    Ex. 'I can certainly understand your concern,' she ventured, speaking with a certain amiable casualness which she hoped would keep the edge off his annoyance, 'but we're really trying to protect the taxpayer's investment and the library's materials'.
    * * *
    (v.) = venture

    Ex: 'I can certainly understand your concern,' she ventured, speaking with a certain amiable casualness which she hoped would keep the edge off his annoyance, 'but we're really trying to protect the taxpayer's investment and the library's materials'.

    Spanish-English dictionary > aventurarse a decir

  • 15 azteca

    adj.
    1 Aztec.
    2 Aztecan.
    f. & m.
    Aztec.
    m.
    Nahuatl, Aztec (lengua).
    * * *
    1 Aztec
    1 Aztec
    * * *
    ADJ SMF Aztec
    * * *
    adjetivo/masculino y femenino Aztec
    •• Cultural note:
    A Náhuatl-speaking people of Central America who in the fourteenth century established a brilliant but tyrannical civilization in central and southern Mexico. The capital was Tenochtitlán, built on reclaimed marshland which became Mexico City. Renowned for their jewelry, the Aztecs were also skilled architects and used a writing system based on pictographs and hieroglyphs. The Aztec calendar followed a 52-year astronomical cycle. They worshipped the plumed serpent Quetzalcóatl and the war-god Huitzilopochtli, whom their priests appeased by human sacrifice. The Aztec empire collapsed in 1521 after defeat by the Spanish under Hernán Cortés and Pedro de Alvarado
    * * *
    = Aztec.
    Ex. This article looks at problems in bringing Aztec literature to children whose language is now English.
    * * *
    adjetivo/masculino y femenino Aztec
    •• Cultural note:
    A Náhuatl-speaking people of Central America who in the fourteenth century established a brilliant but tyrannical civilization in central and southern Mexico. The capital was Tenochtitlán, built on reclaimed marshland which became Mexico City. Renowned for their jewelry, the Aztecs were also skilled architects and used a writing system based on pictographs and hieroglyphs. The Aztec calendar followed a 52-year astronomical cycle. They worshipped the plumed serpent Quetzalcóatl and the war-god Huitzilopochtli, whom their priests appeased by human sacrifice. The Aztec empire collapsed in 1521 after defeat by the Spanish under Hernán Cortés and Pedro de Alvarado
    * * *

    Ex: This article looks at problems in bringing Aztec literature to children whose language is now English.

    * * *
    azteca Aztecas (↑ azteca a1)
    adj/mf
    Aztec
    * * *

    azteca adjetivo, masculino y femenino
    Aztec
    azteca adjetivo & mf Aztec
    ' azteca' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    teocali
    English:
    Aztec
    * * *
    adj
    1. [precolombino] Aztec
    2. Fam [mexicano]
    el equipo azteca the Mexican team
    nmf
    [persona] Aztec
    nm
    [lengua] Nahuatl, Aztec
    * * *
    m/f & adj Aztec
    * * *
    azteca adj & nmf
    : Aztec

    Spanish-English dictionary > azteca

  • 16 carnaval

    m.
    1 carnival (fiesta).
    2 Shrovetide (religion).
    * * *
    1 carnival
    * * *
    noun m.
    * * *
    SM
    1) (=fiesta) carnival
    2) (Rel) Shrovetide
    CARNAVAL Carnaval is the traditional period of fun, feasting and partying that precedes the start of Lent (Cuaresma). The most important day is probably Shrove Tuesday (Martes de Carnaval), but throughout Carnaval there are fancy-dress parties, parades and firework displays. In some places in Spain, the changeover from Carnaval to Lent on Ash Wednesday is marked by the Entierro de la Sardina. This is a grotesque funeral parade in which the symbolic cardboard figure of a sardine is marched through the streets and finally ceremonially burnt or buried.
    * * *
    masculino (Relig) Shrovetide; ( fiesta) carnival
    •• Cultural note:
    The three days of festivities preceding Lent, characterized by costumes, masks, drinking, music, and dancing. Spain's most colorful carnival is in Santa Cruz, Tenerife, and Cadiz's carnival is also famous. In Spanish-speaking Latin America, the carnivals of Uruguay, Bolivia, and Venezuela are very well known
    * * *
    Ex. Finally, displays and exhibitions are shown at local carnivals, meeting places, health centres and in advice centres themselves.
    ----
    * en carnavales = carnivalistically.
    * en época de carnaval = carnivalistically.
    * en tiempo de carnaval = carnivalistically.
    * martes de carnaval = Mardi Gras, fat Tuesday, pancake Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday.
    * * *
    masculino (Relig) Shrovetide; ( fiesta) carnival
    •• Cultural note:
    The three days of festivities preceding Lent, characterized by costumes, masks, drinking, music, and dancing. Spain's most colorful carnival is in Santa Cruz, Tenerife, and Cadiz's carnival is also famous. In Spanish-speaking Latin America, the carnivals of Uruguay, Bolivia, and Venezuela are very well known
    * * *

    Ex: Finally, displays and exhibitions are shown at local carnivals, meeting places, health centres and in advice centres themselves.

    * en carnavales = carnivalistically.
    * en época de carnaval = carnivalistically.
    * en tiempo de carnaval = carnivalistically.
    * martes de carnaval = Mardi Gras, fat Tuesday, pancake Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday.

    * * *
    The three days of festivities preceding Lent, characterized by costumes, masks, drinking, music, and dancing.
    Spain's most colorful carnival is in Santa Cruz, Tenerife, and Cadiz's carnival is also famous. In Spanish-speaking Latin America, the carnivals of Uruguay, Bolivia, and Venezuela are very well known.
    * * *

    Multiple Entries:
    Carnaval    
    carnaval
    carnaval sustantivo masculino ( fiesta) carnival
    carnaval sustantivo masculino carnival
    ' carnaval' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    cabezudo
    - carroza
    - martes
    English:
    carnival
    - float
    - pancake day
    - Shrove Tuesday
    - Tuesday
    * * *
    1. [fiesta] carnival
    2. Rel Shrovetide
    CARNAVAL
    The tradition of Carnaval, or Carnavales, continues in many parts of Spain and Latin America. The festival usually lasts between three days and a week, just before the beginning of Lent. In country areas the festivals are closely related to fertility rites, while in towns and cities they are more in the nature of spectacles and popular celebrations. The best-known carnivals in Spain are those of Cádiz and Santa Cruz de Tenerife, and in Mexico that of Veracruz. In Spain carnivals end with the “burial of the sardine”, an ancient rite symbolizing the burial of worldly frivolity, on the Tuesday before the first day of Lent, Ash Wednesday.
    * * *
    m carnival
    * * *
    : carnival
    * * *
    carnaval n carnival

    Spanish-English dictionary > carnaval

  • 17 charla

    f.
    1 chat.
    3 gossip chatter, gossip.
    4 mistle thrush.
    5 Charla.
    pres.indicat.
    3rd person singular (él/ella/ello) present indicative of spanish verb: charlar.
    * * *
    1 (conversación) talk, chat
    2 (conferencia) talk, informal lecture
    * * *
    noun f.
    chat, talk
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=conversación) chat
    2) (=chismes) gossip
    3) (=conferencia) talk

    charla literaria — literary talk, informal literary lecture

    * * *
    a) ( conversación) chat
    b) ( conferencia) talk
    * * *
    = chat, chatter, speech, talk, gossip, address, talking, confab, speaking commitment.
    Ex. The Tree House, as it is called, offers the facility of a meeting room and drop-in lounge for social gatherings, informal chats, seminars, films and slide shows.
    Ex. Thoughts of this sort kept running about like clockwork mice in his head, while the murmur of chatter filled the room and outside dusk had yielded to black night.
    Ex. For the sake of editorial continuity, those speeches which were given at both locations (for example, Mr. Gorman's presentation) are only printed here once.
    Ex. The dimensions of this problem are rooted in the fact that there are increasing means and methods of packaging and disseminating information -several of which I noted earlier in my talk.
    Ex. When this track is followed, the conversation very quickly drifts away from the book and becomes gossip about ourselves.
    Ex. The title of his address is 'How many drops to fill the bucket?'.
    Ex. The script was improvised on an outline which, I gathered, was the result of three sessions' hard talking to decide whose ideas out of the many suggested should be used.
    Ex. The author briefly reports on the conferences, conventions, confabs and celebrations of interest to library support staff across the USA that took place in 1998-99.
    Ex. Emerson already has a schedule full of speaking commitments.
    ----
    * charla incoherente = gibberish.
    * dar una charla = give + address, give + a talk, give + a presentation, give + speech.
    * * *
    a) ( conversación) chat
    b) ( conferencia) talk
    * * *
    = chat, chatter, speech, talk, gossip, address, talking, confab, speaking commitment.

    Ex: The Tree House, as it is called, offers the facility of a meeting room and drop-in lounge for social gatherings, informal chats, seminars, films and slide shows.

    Ex: Thoughts of this sort kept running about like clockwork mice in his head, while the murmur of chatter filled the room and outside dusk had yielded to black night.
    Ex: For the sake of editorial continuity, those speeches which were given at both locations (for example, Mr. Gorman's presentation) are only printed here once.
    Ex: The dimensions of this problem are rooted in the fact that there are increasing means and methods of packaging and disseminating information -several of which I noted earlier in my talk.
    Ex: When this track is followed, the conversation very quickly drifts away from the book and becomes gossip about ourselves.
    Ex: The title of his address is 'How many drops to fill the bucket?'.
    Ex: The script was improvised on an outline which, I gathered, was the result of three sessions' hard talking to decide whose ideas out of the many suggested should be used.
    Ex: The author briefly reports on the conferences, conventions, confabs and celebrations of interest to library support staff across the USA that took place in 1998-99.
    Ex: Emerson already has a schedule full of speaking commitments.
    * charla incoherente = gibberish.
    * dar una charla = give + address, give + a talk, give + a presentation, give + speech.

    * * *
    1
    (conversación): estábamos de charla we were having a chat o we were chatting
    su charla me aburre his chatter bores me
    Compuesto:
    chat
    * * *

     

    Del verbo charlar: ( conjugate charlar)

    charla es:

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

    2ª persona singular (tú) imperativo

    Multiple Entries:
    charla    
    charlar
    charla sustantivo femenino



    charlar ( conjugate charlar) verbo intransitivo
    to chat, talk
    charla sustantivo femenino
    1 (palique) talk, chat: estuvimos de charla hasta las cinco, we were chatting until five
    2 (conferencia) informal lecture o address: nos dieron una charla sobre los cometas, there was a lecture on comets
    charlar verbo intransitivo to talk, chat
    ' charla' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    amena
    - ameno
    - conferencia
    - dar
    - origen
    - parrafada
    - amistoso
    - conversación
    - superficial
    English:
    cackle
    - casual
    - chat
    - earful
    - hold
    - lecture
    - pep talk
    - spiel
    - talk
    - heart
    - more
    - pitch
    - small
    * * *
    charla nf
    1. [conversación] chat;
    2. [conferencia] talk ( sobre about o on);
    dar una charla to give a talk
    3. Informát chat
    charla en tiempo real real time chat
    * * *
    f
    1 chat
    2 organizada talk
    * * *
    charla nf
    : chat, talk
    * * *

    Spanish-English dictionary > charla

  • 18 chismoso

    adj.
    gossipy, gossiping, talebearer.
    m.
    1 gossip, blab, chatterer, gossip person.
    2 nosy person, nosy parker.
    * * *
    1 gossipy, gossiping
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 gossip
    * * *
    (f. - chismosa)
    noun
    * * *
    chismoso, -a
    1.
    ADJ gossiping, scandalmongering
    2.
    SM / F gossip
    * * *
    I
    - sa adjetivo gossipy (colloq)
    II
    - sa masculino, femenino gossip, scandalmonger (colloq)
    * * *
    = scandalmonger, gossipy, tattler, gossip, gossiper, juicy [juicier -comp., juiciest -sup.].
    Ex. The novel 'Scandalmonger' examines the creation of the American republic through fictionalized versions of such characters as Washington and Jefferson.
    Ex. The author provides a pithy, gossipy update on the political machinations concerning bilingualism and related issues in the French Canadian province of Quebec.
    Ex. And withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.
    Ex. If all that good stuff rubs off on her, she will eventually quit being such a gossip over time.
    Ex. In fact, the most dangerous gossipers are ones that are close to you.
    Ex. The book 'If Looks Could Kill' is a juicy, tell-all, insider's look at the true world of fashion.
    * * *
    I
    - sa adjetivo gossipy (colloq)
    II
    - sa masculino, femenino gossip, scandalmonger (colloq)
    * * *
    = scandalmonger, gossipy, tattler, gossip, gossiper, juicy [juicier -comp., juiciest -sup.].

    Ex: The novel 'Scandalmonger' examines the creation of the American republic through fictionalized versions of such characters as Washington and Jefferson.

    Ex: The author provides a pithy, gossipy update on the political machinations concerning bilingualism and related issues in the French Canadian province of Quebec.
    Ex: And withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.
    Ex: If all that good stuff rubs off on her, she will eventually quit being such a gossip over time.
    Ex: In fact, the most dangerous gossipers are ones that are close to you.
    Ex: The book 'If Looks Could Kill' is a juicy, tell-all, insider's look at the true world of fashion.

    * * *
    chismoso1 -sa
    1 (cotilla) gossipy ( colloq)
    es terriblemente chismoso he's a terrible gossip
    no he visto un pueblo más chismoso que éste I've never known such a place for gossip, I've never known such a gossipy place
    2 (curioso) nosy
    chismoso2 -sa
    masculine, feminine
    1 (cotilla) gossip, scandalmonger ( colloq)
    2 (curioso) nosy person, nosy parker ( BrE colloq)
    * * *

    chismoso
    ◊ -sa adjetivo

    gossipy (colloq)
    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino
    gossip, scandalmonger (colloq)
    chismoso,-a
    I adjetivo gossipy
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino gossip

    ' chismoso' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    chismosa
    - curiosa
    - curioso
    - alcahuete
    - cuentero
    - hablador
    English:
    gossip
    - big
    * * *
    chismoso, -a
    adj
    gossipy;
    no seas tan chismoso don't be such a gossip
    nm,f
    gossip, scandalmonger
    * * *
    I adj gossipy
    II m, chismosa f fam
    gossip
    * * *
    chismoso, -sa adj
    : gossipy, gossiping
    chismoso, -sa n
    1) : gossiper, gossip
    2) Mex fam : tattletale
    * * *

    Spanish-English dictionary > chismoso

  • 19 cierto1

    1 = true [truer -comp., truest -sup.].
    Ex. The Concise AACR2 by Michael Gorman is not a true abridged edition of the full edition, but rather a rewritten distillation of the essential rules and principles.
    ----
    * a ciencia cierta = for sure, for certain.
    * a cierta distancia = some distance away.
    * confirmar que se está en lo cierto = prove + Posesivo + point, make + Posesivo + case.
    * conocer a ciencia cierta = know for + certain, know for + sure, know for + a fact.
    * demostrar que se está en lo cierto = prove + Posesivo + point, make + Posesivo + case.
    * estar en lo cierto = hit + the truth.
    * lo cierto es que = fact is, the fact is (that).
    * por cierto = coincidentally, incidentally, by the way, anecdotally, by the by(e), speaking of which.
    * probar que se está en lo cierto = prove + Posesivo + point, make + Posesivo + case.
    * saber a ciencia cierta = know for + certain, know for + sure, know for + a fact.
    * saber a ciencia cierta que = know + for a fact that.
    * si bien es cierto que = albeit (that).

    Spanish-English dictionary > cierto1

  • 20 cierto2

    2 = a measure of, a certain amount of, an element of, certain, some.
    Ex. Perhaps since they have only an inadequate measure of only one of the five characteristics, the schools ought to recognize their inability to deal with the problems and give up.
    Ex. 'I can do it,' he said to himself, with a certain amount of aplomb which years of dealing with problems had given him.
    Ex. They all permit an element of coordination of concepts at the search stage when searching most of the databases that are on offer.
    Ex. The same is true for personal names, for subject headings or descriptors, for certain types of titles, for classification numbers, for call numbers, and so on = Lo mismo ocurre en el caso de los nombres personales, los encabezamientos de materia o descriptores, cierto tipo de títulos, los números de clasificación, las signaturas topográficas, etc.
    Ex. Nevertheless, modern cataloguing practices often represent some amalgam of the collocative and the direct approaches.
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    * a cierta distancia de = off.
    * a cierta distancia de la costa = offshore.
    * a cierta distancia del litoral = offshore.
    * bajo ciertas circunstancias = under certain circumstances.
    * bajo ciertas condiciones = under certain conditions.
    * cada cierto tiempo = episodic, every so often, every now and then, every now and again.
    * cierto grado de = a degree of.
    * conceder cierta autoridad sobre = give + Nombre + a say in.
    * con cierta comodidad = with some ease.
    * con cierta facilidad = with some ease.
    * con cierta formación = educated.
    * con cierta frecuencia = not uncommonly.
    * con cierto detalle = at some length.
    * con cierto gasto = at some expense.
    * de cierto tipo = of a sort, of sorts.
    * durante cierto tiempo = over a period of time.
    * en cierta medida = to some extent, to a certain extent, to some degree.
    * en ciertas circunstancias = in certain circumstances.
    * en ciertas ocasiones = at certain times.
    * en cierto grado = something of.
    * en cierto modo = to some extent, after a fashion, to a certain extent, in a manner of speaking, so to speak, to some degree.
    * en cierto modo + Verbo = sort of + Verbo.
    * en ciertos casos = in certain cases.
    * en cierto sentido = in several respects, to some extent, in a sense, in some respects, to some degree.
    * hasta cierto punto = up to a point, to some degree, to some extent.
    * necesitar tomar cierto tipo de decisiones = require + judgement.
    * observar atentamente y durante cierto tiempo = maintain + vigil.
    * que confiere cierto estatus social = status-conferring.
    * sentir cierta aprensión (por) = be apprehensive (about).
    * ser en cierto modo un + Nombre = be something of a + Nombre.
    * situado a cierta distancia = further afield.
    * una cierta cantidad de = a measure of, a proportion of.
    * un cierto grado de = a certain amount of, a modicum of.
    * un cierto número de = a number of.

    Spanish-English dictionary > cierto2

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