Translation: from spanish

the dawn of

  • 1 Ilustración, la

    = Enlightenment, the
    Ex. The subsequent debate, which engaged astrologers, doctors, theologians, & savants, reveals the tensions in French culture at the dawn of the Enlightenment.

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  • 2 Siglo de las Luces, el

    (n.) = Enlightenment, the, Age of Enlightenment, the
    Ex. The subsequent debate, which engaged astrologers, doctors, theologians, & savants, reveals the tensions in French culture at the dawn of the Enlightenment.
    Ex. It begins with an overview of the Age of Enlightenment and those ideas that influenced the founders of the United States.

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  • 3 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)
    * * *

    Multiple Entries:
    A    
    a
    A,
    a sustantivo femenino (pl aes) (read as /a/) the letter A, a

    a preposición Nota:
    La preposición a suele emplearse precedida de ciertos verbos como empezar, ir, oler, sonar etc, en cuyo caso ver bajo el respectivo verbo.No se traduce cuando introduce el complemento directo de persona (ser humano, pronombres personales que lo representan, como quien, alguien, algún etc) o un nombre con un objeto o animal personalizado: amo a mi patria = I love my country, paseo a mi perro = I walk my dog.En los casos en que precede al artículo definido el para formar la contracción al, ver bajo la siguiente entrada, donde también se encontrarán otros ejemplos y usos de a.
    1

    voy a México/la tienda I'm going to Mexico/to the shop;

    voy a casa I'm going home;
    se cayó al río she fell into the river


    a orillas del Ebro on the banks of the Ebro;
    se sentó al sol he sat in the sun;
    se sentó a mi derecha he sat down on my right


    2
    a) (señalando hora, momento) at;


    a la hora de comer at lunch time;
    ¿a qué hora vengo? what time shall I come?;
    a mediados de abril in mid-April;
    al día siguiente the next o following day

    hoy estamos a lunes/a 20 today is Monday/it's the 20th today

    c) al + inf:


    al enterarse de la noticia when he learnt o on learning the news



    ( antes) a few minutes before she arrived;

    3 (en relaciones de proporción, equivalencia):

    sale a 100 euros cada uno it works out at 100 euros each;
    a 100 kilómetros por hora (at) 100 kilometers per hour;
    nos ganaron cinco a tres they beat us five three o (AmE) five to three
    4 (indicando modo, medio, estilo):
    a pie/a caballo on foot/on horseback;

    a crédito on credit;
    funciona a pilas it runs on batteries;
    a mano by hand;
    a rayas striped;
    vestirse a lo punk to wear punk clothes
    5

    ¿viste a José? did you see José?;

    no he leído a Freud I haven't read (any) Freud


    dáselo a ella give it to her;
    les enseña inglés a mis hijos she teaches my children English;
    le echó (la) llave a la puerta she locked the door

    se lo compré a una gitana I bought it from o (colloq) off a gipsy

    A, a f (letra) A
    'A' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    a. C.
    - a.m.
    - abajeña
    - abajeño
    - abanderada
    - abanderado
    - abandonar
    - abandonada
    - abandonado
    - abanico
    - abarquillada
    - abarquillado
    - abarrotada
    - abarrotado
    - abasto
    - abatida
    - abatido
    - abatirse
    - abdicar
    - aberración
    - abertura
    - abierta
    - abierto
    - abigarrada
    - abigarrado
    - abigarrar
    - ablandar
    - ablusada
    - ablusado
    - abnegada
    - abnegado
    - abobada
    - abobado
    - abocada
    - abocado
    - abogacía
    - abogada
    - abogado
    - abombada
    - abombado
    - abonar
    - abonada
    - abonado
    - abonarse
    - abono
    - abordar
    - abordaje
    - aborregar
    - abortar
    - abortiva
    English:
    A
    - A-level
    - a.m.
    - abandon
    - abandoned
    - abide by
    - ability
    - abject
    - abnormal
    - aboard
    - aborigine
    - abortion
    - abortive
    - about
    - above
    - above-board
    - above-mentioned
    - abrasive
    - abreast
    - abridged
    - abrupt
    - absent
    - absent-minded
    - absolute
    - absolutely
    - absorbed
    - abstemious
    - abstract
    - absurd
    - abundant
    - abuse
    - abusive
    - abysmal
    - academic
    - academy
    - accede
    - accent
    - acceptable
    - access
    - accident-prone
    - accidental
    - accidentally
    - acclimatized
    - accommodate
    - accommodation
    - accomplish
    - accomplished
    - account
    - account for
    - accountable
    * * *
    A
    1. (abrev de autopista) Br M, US freeway
    2. (abrev de alfil) [en notación de ajedrez] B
    A, a [a] nf
    [letra] A, a;
    si por a o por be… if for any reason…
    * * *
    a
    prp
    al este de to the east of;
    a casa home;
    ir a la cama/al cine go to bed/to the movies;
    ¡a trabajar! get to work!;
    vamos a Buenos Aires we’re going to Buenos Aires;
    voy a casa de Marta I’m going to Marta’s (house)
    a la mesa at the table;
    al lado de next to;
    a la derecha on the right;
    al sol in the sun;
    a treinta kilómetros de Cuzco thirty kilometers from Cuzco;
    está a cinco kilómetros it’s five kilometers away
    :
    ¿a qué hora llegas? what time do you arrive?;
    a las tres at three o’clock;
    de once a doce from eleven (o’clock) to twelve;
    estamos a quince de febrero it’s February fifteenth;
    a los treinta años at the age of thirty;
    a la llegada del tren when the train arrives
    :
    a la española the Spanish way;
    a mano by hand;
    a pie on foot;
    a 50 kilómetros por hora at fifty kilometers an hour
    :
    ¿a cómo o
    cuánto está? how much is it?;
    están a dos pesos el kilo they are two pesos a kilo
    :
    dáselo a tu hermano give it to your brother
    :
    vi a mi padre I saw my father
    :
    empezar a begin to;
    jugar a las cartas play cards;
    decidirse a hacer algo decide to do sth;
    voy a comprarlo I’m going to buy it;
    a decir verdad to tell the truth
    :
    ¿a que no lo sabes? I bet you don’t know;
    a ver OK, right;
    a ver lo que pasa ahora let’s see what happens now
    abr (= alias) aka (= also known as)
    * * *
    a nf
    : first letter of the Spanish alphabet
    a prep
    1) : to
    nos vamos a México: we're going to Mexico
    ¿llamaste a tu papá?: did you call your dad?
    como a usted le guste: as you wish
    3) : in the manner of
    papas a la francesa: french fries
    4) : on, by means of
    a pie: on foot
    5) : per, each
    tres pastillas al día: three pills per day
    enséñales a leer: teach them to read
    problemas a resolver: problems to be solved
    * * *
    a prep
    3. (distancia) away
    está a un kilómetro de aquí it's one kilometre from here / it's one kilometre away
    4. (tiempo) at
    5. (distribución, cantidad, medida, precio) a / at
    tocamos a 1.000 cada uno it works out at 1,000 each
    fui a pie I walked / I went on foot
    hecho a mano handmade / made by hand
    ¿has visto a Iván? have you seen Iván?
    9. (para) for
    10. (de) from

    Spanish-English dictionary > a

  • 4 a primeras horas de la tarde

    Ex. The pattern of changes in embolisms indicated almost no embolisms before dawn, followed by a rapid rise to a peak in mid-morning, then a progressive loss of embolisms in late afternoon.
    * * *

    Ex: The pattern of changes in embolisms indicated almost no embolisms before dawn, followed by a rapid rise to a peak in mid-morning, then a progressive loss of embolisms in late afternoon.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a primeras horas de la tarde

  • 5 aclarado

    m.
    rinsing. (peninsular Spanish)
    dar un aclarado a algo to rinse something, to give something a rinse
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: aclarar.
    * * *
    1 rinsing, rinse
    * * *
    SM Esp rinse
    * * *
    masculino (Esp) rinse
    * * *
    = rinse.
    Ex. It's best after use to just use regular washing up liquid and water, giving it a good rinse and drying promptly.
    * * *
    masculino (Esp) rinse
    * * *

    Ex: It's best after use to just use regular washing up liquid and water, giving it a good rinse and drying promptly.

    * * *
    ( Esp)
    rinse
    * * *

    Del verbo aclarar: ( conjugate aclarar)

    aclarado es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    aclarado    
    aclarar
    aclarado sustantivo masculino (Esp) rinse
    aclarar ( conjugate aclarar) v impers
    a) ( amanecer):


    cuando nos levantamos estaba aclarando dawn o day was breaking when we got up

    verbo intransitivo

    b) [tiempo/día] ( escampar) to clear up

    verbo transitivo
    1 ( quitar color a) to lighten
    2 ideasto get … straight;
    duda to clear up, clarify;
    quiero aclarado que … I want to make it clear that …

    3 (Esp) ‹ropa/vajilla to rinse
    aclararse verbo pronominal
    1

    2 (Esp fam) ( entender) to understand;
    a ver si nos aclaramos let's see if we can sort things out o get things straight

    aclarado sustantivo masculino rinsing, rinse: el tinte del pelo desaparece tras varios aclarados, the dye comes out after rinsing various times
    aclarar
    I verbo transitivo
    1 (hacer comprensible) to clarify, explain: deberían aclarar las cosas entre ellos, they should clear things up among themselves
    2 (suavizar color) to lighten, make lighter
    3 (quitar el jabón) to rinse
    II v impers Meteor to clear (up)
    ' aclarado' also found in these entries:
    English:
    none
    - rinse
    * * *
    Esp [enjuague] rinsing;
    dar un aclarado a algo to rinse sth, to give sth a rinse

    Spanish-English dictionary > aclarado

  • 6 aclarar

    v.
    1 to rinse (enjuagar). (peninsular Spanish)
    María aclaró su cabello Mary rinsed her hair.
    2 to clarify, to explain.
    aclaremos una cosa let's get one thing clear
    María aclarará los puntos mañMaría Mary will clarify the points tomorrow.
    3 to make lighter (color).
    el sol aclara el pelo the sun makes one's hair lighter
    4 to thin (down) (lo espeso) (chocolate, sopa).
    Pedro aclara la mezcla para pastel Peter thins the cake mixture.
    5 to become clear, to become brighter, to brighten, to clear.
    Aclarará dentro de un rato It will become clear in a while.
    6 to filter.
    Mario aclara el destilado Mario filters the distilled liquid.
    7 to make it clear for, to explain, to make clear for.
    * * *
    1 (cabello, color) to lighten, make lighter
    2 (líquido) to thin (down)
    3 (enjuagar) to rinse
    4 (explicar) to explain; (poner en claro) to make clear, clarify
    5 figurado (mejorar) to improve
    las zanahorias aclaran la vista carrots improve your eyesight, carrots are good for your eyes
    1 (mejorar el tiempo) to clear (up)
    1 (entender) to understand
    2 (explicarse) to explain oneself
    3 (decidirse) to make up one's mind
    4 (Used only in the 3rd person; it does not take a subject) (el tiempo) to clear (up)
    \
    aclarar la voz to clear one's throat
    * * *
    verb
    1) to clarify, explain
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (=explicar) [+ suceso, motivo] to clarify; [+ duda, malentendido] to clear up; [+ misterio] to solve

    le he escrito para aclarar las cosasI've written to him to make things clear

    aclarar queto make it clear that

    2) Esp [+ ropa, vajilla, pelo] to rinse
    3) (=diluir) [+ pintura, salsa] to thin, thin down
    4) (=hacer más claro) [+ color, pelo] to make lighter, lighten
    5) [+ bosque] to clear
    2. VI
    1) (=amanecer) to get light
    2) (=despejarse las nubes) to clear up

    en cuanto aclare, saldremos — as soon as it clears up, we'll go out

    3) Esp (=enjuagar) to rinse
    3.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo impersonal
    a) ( amanecer)

    cuando nos levantamos estaba aclarandodawn o day was breaking when we got up

    b) ( escampar) to clear up
    2.
    a) día ( empezar) to break, dawn
    b) tiempo/día ( escampar) to clear up
    3.
    1) ( quitar color a) to lighten
    2) < ideas> to get... straight; < duda> to clear up, clarify
    3)
    a) < salsa> to thin
    b) <vegetación/bosque> to clear
    4) (Esp) <ropa/vajilla> to rinse
    4.
    aclararse v pron
    1)
    2) (Esp fam)
    a) ( entender) to understand

    a ver si nos aclaramoslet's see if we can sort things out o get things straight

    b) ( decidirse) to make up one's mind
    * * *
    = clarify, elucidate, qualify, rinse, sort out, shed + light (on/upon), throw + light on, make + the point that, spell out, explicate, make + explicit, clear up, shed + understanding, cast + light on, bring + clarity (to), get to + the bottom of, unravel, get to + the root of, rinse off.
    Ex. The examples above should serve also to clarify the relationship between the authority entry and the reference entry.
    Ex. An abstract may also serve to elucidate an unclear title.
    Ex. Common facets may be listed anywhere in the schedule order, because they are facets that, although only listed once can be applied anywhere in the citation order, as required to qualify the concept to which they apply.
    Ex. After treatment with NM2P a drawing is rinsed several times with acetone.
    Ex. It is true that assignments were being heaped upon him with immense rapidity, but he would be able to sort them out and contrive solutions.
    Ex. This article aims to cover tools that shed light on what the stakes might be in getting involved with CD-ROM technology = Este artículo intenta analizar las herramientas que nos aclaren cuáles podrían ser los riesgos de involucrarse con la tecnología del CD-ROM.
    Ex. It may be that a study of such associations might throw further light on the kinds of relationship we need to cater for in our index vocabularies.
    Ex. However, they do make the very important point that the notation is not an essential part of the scheme.
    Ex. Certain obligations of public and university libraries and publicly supported library networks often are also spelled out in statutory form.
    Ex. Sometime around the turn of the century the American library community decided against continuing its analysis of the periodical literature that we find so well explicated in the printed catalogs of Enoch Pratt and other major libraries at that time.
    Ex. The author stresses the need to distinguish between fact and opinion and to make explicit all sorts of assumptions and vaguenesses that tend to cloud the view.
    Ex. What they will not do is clear up the foggy area in most cataloguers' minds, the area that leads to an inconsistent application of half-understood principles'.
    Ex. The author aims to shed a little understanding on the general nature of archives in order to expose certain misconceptions.
    Ex. The results cast light on the changing nature of information handling in the new environment.
    Ex. A woman suspected to have lost her virginity is made to undergo a series of medical examinations to bring clarity to her situation.
    Ex. He does not always get to the bottom of the questions raised in this ambitious study.
    Ex. Patents abstracting is a special skill, involving not only a technical knowledge, but also a facility for unravelling the special legalistic jargon in which patents abound.
    Ex. One of them snipped Ben Kline's life short, and Marla's determined to get to the root of a case that's anything but cut and dried.
    Ex. The only thing that rinsing off baby carrots will do is remove any dirt that might be on the surface -- it won't wash away any bacteria.
    ----
    * aclarar el pelo = lighten + Posesivo + hair.
    * aclarar el sentido = clarify + meaning.
    * aclarar las cosas = set + the record straight.
    * aclarar las ideas de Uno = clarify + Posesivo + mind.
    * aclarar lo que sucedió = get + Posesivo + story straight, get + Posesivo + story right.
    * aclarar los detalles = work out + details.
    * aclarar lo sucedido = get + Posesivo + story straight, get + Posesivo + story right.
    * aclararse = become + apparent, get + Posesivo + story straight, get + Posesivo + story right, fall into + place.
    * aclarar una confusión = unravel + snarl.
    * aclarar una cuestión = clarify + matter, clarify + issue.
    * aclarar un asunto = clarify + matter.
    * aclarar un concepto = clarify + idea, clarify + concept.
    * aclarar un malentendido = clear up + misunderstanding.
    * aclarar un misterio = unravel + mystery.
    * aclarar un objetivo = clarify + objective.
    * aclarar un problema = clear up + problem.
    * aclarar un punto = clarify + point.
    * tiempo + aclararse = weather + clear.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo impersonal
    a) ( amanecer)

    cuando nos levantamos estaba aclarandodawn o day was breaking when we got up

    b) ( escampar) to clear up
    2.
    a) día ( empezar) to break, dawn
    b) tiempo/día ( escampar) to clear up
    3.
    1) ( quitar color a) to lighten
    2) < ideas> to get... straight; < duda> to clear up, clarify
    3)
    a) < salsa> to thin
    b) <vegetación/bosque> to clear
    4) (Esp) <ropa/vajilla> to rinse
    4.
    aclararse v pron
    1)
    2) (Esp fam)
    a) ( entender) to understand

    a ver si nos aclaramoslet's see if we can sort things out o get things straight

    b) ( decidirse) to make up one's mind
    * * *
    = clarify, elucidate, qualify, rinse, sort out, shed + light (on/upon), throw + light on, make + the point that, spell out, explicate, make + explicit, clear up, shed + understanding, cast + light on, bring + clarity (to), get to + the bottom of, unravel, get to + the root of, rinse off.

    Ex: The examples above should serve also to clarify the relationship between the authority entry and the reference entry.

    Ex: An abstract may also serve to elucidate an unclear title.
    Ex: Common facets may be listed anywhere in the schedule order, because they are facets that, although only listed once can be applied anywhere in the citation order, as required to qualify the concept to which they apply.
    Ex: After treatment with NM2P a drawing is rinsed several times with acetone.
    Ex: It is true that assignments were being heaped upon him with immense rapidity, but he would be able to sort them out and contrive solutions.
    Ex: This article aims to cover tools that shed light on what the stakes might be in getting involved with CD-ROM technology = Este artículo intenta analizar las herramientas que nos aclaren cuáles podrían ser los riesgos de involucrarse con la tecnología del CD-ROM.
    Ex: It may be that a study of such associations might throw further light on the kinds of relationship we need to cater for in our index vocabularies.
    Ex: However, they do make the very important point that the notation is not an essential part of the scheme.
    Ex: Certain obligations of public and university libraries and publicly supported library networks often are also spelled out in statutory form.
    Ex: Sometime around the turn of the century the American library community decided against continuing its analysis of the periodical literature that we find so well explicated in the printed catalogs of Enoch Pratt and other major libraries at that time.
    Ex: The author stresses the need to distinguish between fact and opinion and to make explicit all sorts of assumptions and vaguenesses that tend to cloud the view.
    Ex: What they will not do is clear up the foggy area in most cataloguers' minds, the area that leads to an inconsistent application of half-understood principles'.
    Ex: The author aims to shed a little understanding on the general nature of archives in order to expose certain misconceptions.
    Ex: The results cast light on the changing nature of information handling in the new environment.
    Ex: A woman suspected to have lost her virginity is made to undergo a series of medical examinations to bring clarity to her situation.
    Ex: He does not always get to the bottom of the questions raised in this ambitious study.
    Ex: Patents abstracting is a special skill, involving not only a technical knowledge, but also a facility for unravelling the special legalistic jargon in which patents abound.
    Ex: One of them snipped Ben Kline's life short, and Marla's determined to get to the root of a case that's anything but cut and dried.
    Ex: The only thing that rinsing off baby carrots will do is remove any dirt that might be on the surface -- it won't wash away any bacteria.
    * aclarar el pelo = lighten + Posesivo + hair.
    * aclarar el sentido = clarify + meaning.
    * aclarar las cosas = set + the record straight.
    * aclarar las ideas de Uno = clarify + Posesivo + mind.
    * aclarar lo que sucedió = get + Posesivo + story straight, get + Posesivo + story right.
    * aclarar los detalles = work out + details.
    * aclarar lo sucedido = get + Posesivo + story straight, get + Posesivo + story right.
    * aclararse = become + apparent, get + Posesivo + story straight, get + Posesivo + story right, fall into + place.
    * aclarar una confusión = unravel + snarl.
    * aclarar una cuestión = clarify + matter, clarify + issue.
    * aclarar un asunto = clarify + matter.
    * aclarar un concepto = clarify + idea, clarify + concept.
    * aclarar un malentendido = clear up + misunderstanding.
    * aclarar un misterio = unravel + mystery.
    * aclarar un objetivo = clarify + objective.
    * aclarar un problema = clear up + problem.
    * aclarar un punto = clarify + point.
    * tiempo + aclararse = weather + clear.

    * * *
    aclarar [A1 ]
    1
    (amanecer): cuando nos levantamos estaba aclarando dawn o day was breaking when we got up, it was starting to get light when we got up
    2 (escampar) to clear up
    si aclara, podemos salir if the weather o if it clears up, we can go out
    vi
    1 «día» (empezar) to break, dawn
    2 «día/tiempo» (escampar) to clear up
    ■ aclarar
    vt
    A ‹color› to lighten
    B
    1 ‹duda/problema› to clarify
    intentaré aclarárselo I'll try to clarify it for you, I'll try to explain it to you
    me aclaró varias dudas que tenía she clarified several points I wasn't sure of, she cleared up several queries I had
    no pudo aclararme nada sobre el tema she couldn't throw any light on the subject
    quiero aclarar que yo no sabía nada sobre el asunto I want to make it clear that I didn't know anything about the matter
    2 ( Chi) ‹persona› ( fam) to tell … straight, tell … a few home truths ( colloq)
    C
    1 ‹salsa› to thin
    2 ‹vegetación/bosque› to clear
    D ( Esp) (enjuagar) ‹ropa/vajilla› to rinse; ‹pelo› to rinse
    1 ‹pelo› to lighten
    se aclaraba el pelo she lightened her hair
    2
    aclararse la voz to clear one's throat
    3
    ( Esp fam) «persona»: explícamelo otra vez, sigo sin aclararme explain it to me again, I still haven't got it straight o I still don't understand
    comparemos las listas, a ver si nos aclaramos let's compare the lists and see if we can sort things out o get things straight
    no me aclaro con esta máquina I can't work out how to use this machine, I can't get the hang of this machine ( colloq)
    lleva una borrachera que no se aclara he's so drunk he doesn't know what's going on
    tengo un sueño que no me aclaro I'm so tired I can't think straight
    unos días de descanso para aclararme las ideas a few days' rest to get my ideas straight
    * * *

     

    aclarar ( conjugate aclarar) v impers
    a) ( amanecer):


    cuando nos levantamos estaba aclarando dawn o day was breaking when we got up

    verbo intransitivo

    b) [tiempo/día] ( escampar) to clear up

    verbo transitivo
    1 ( quitar color a) to lighten
    2 ideasto get … straight;
    duda to clear up, clarify;
    quiero aclarar que … I want to make it clear that …

    3 (Esp) ‹ropa/vajilla to rinse
    aclararse verbo pronominal
    1

    2 (Esp fam) ( entender) to understand;
    a ver si nos aclaramos let's see if we can sort things out o get things straight

    aclarar
    I verbo transitivo
    1 (hacer comprensible) to clarify, explain: deberían aclarar las cosas entre ellos, they should clear things up among themselves
    2 (suavizar color) to lighten, make lighter
    3 (quitar el jabón) to rinse
    II v impers Meteor to clear (up)
    ' aclarar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    despejar
    - determinar
    - judicialmente
    - ir
    English:
    air
    - bleach
    - clarify
    - clear
    - clear up
    - elucidate
    - explain
    - illuminate
    - inquest
    - lighten
    - meaning
    - rinse
    - straight
    - straighten out
    - talk over
    - sort
    - straighten
    - thin
    * * *
    vt
    1. Esp [enjuagar] to rinse
    2. [explicar] to clarify, to explain;
    aclaremos una cosa let's get one thing clear;
    eso lo aclara todo that explains everything;
    ¿me podría aclarar ese último punto? could you clarify o explain that last point for me?
    3. [color] to make lighter;
    el sol aclara el pelo the sun makes your hair lighter
    4. [lo espeso] [chocolate, sopa] to thin (down);
    [bosque] to thin out;
    aclaró la pintura con un poco de aguarrás she thinned the paint with a little turpentine
    v impersonal
    ya aclaraba [amanecía] it was getting light;
    [se despejaba] the sky was clearing;
    la tarde se fue aclarando it brightened up during the afternoon
    * * *
    I v/t
    1 duda, problema clarify, clear up
    2 ropa, vajilla rinse
    II v/i
    1 de día break, dawn
    2 de tiempo clear up
    * * *
    1) clarificar: to clarify, to explain, to resolve
    2) : to lighten
    3)
    aclarar la voz : to clear one's throat
    1) : to get light, to dawn
    2) : to clear up
    * * *
    1. (clarificar) to clarify [pt. & pp. clarified]
    2. (dudas) to clear up
    3. (color) to lighten
    4. (enjuagar) to rinse
    5. (mejorar el tiempo) to clear up

    Spanish-English dictionary > aclarar

  • 7 al

    al
    1→ link=a a
    \
    al + inf on + gerund
    me lo encontré al salir de casa I met him when I was leaving, I met him on leaving
    al quedarse sin dinero, tuvo que ponerse a trabajar when he ran out of money, he had to get down to work
    está al caer it's about to happen
    ————————
    al
    on + gerund
    me lo encontré al salir de casa I met him when I was leaving, I met him on leaving
    al quedarse sin dinero, tuvo que ponerse a trabajar when he ran out of money, he had to get down to work
    * * *
    cont.
    * * *
    * * *
    * * *
    ----
    * al abrigo de = on the lee side of.
    * al actuar de este modo = by so doing, in so doing, by doing so.
    * al agua = water-based, overboard.
    * al aire libre = open-air, outdoors, in the open, out of doors.
    * al alcance = within reach, within easy reach, within sight, within gunshot, within range.
    * al alcance de cualquiera = within anyone's reach, within anybody's reach.
    * al alcance de la mano = within arm's reach, within easy reach.
    * al alcance del oído = within earshot of.
    * al alcance de todos = within everybody's reach, within everyone's reach, accessible to everyone, accessible to everybody.
    * al amanecer = at the crack of dawn.
    * al amor de la lumbre = round-the-fireside.
    * al amparo de la noche = under cover of night.
    * al amparo de la oscuridad = under cover of darkness.
    * al analizar Algo más detenidamente = on closer examination, on closer inspection.
    * al anochecer = at twilight, at nightfall.
    * al año = per annum, per year.
    * al arrancar = at startup.
    * al atardecer = at twilight.
    * al azar = at random, by chance, haphazardly, indiscriminate, indiscriminately, random, randomly, pot luck, hit (and/or) miss, odd, by a fluke, by luck, by a stroke of (good) luck.
    * al borde de = on the verge of, on the brink of, at the side of, on the edge of.
    * al borde de la carretera = at the roadside, at the roadside.
    * al borde de la extinción = on the verge of extinction, on the edge of extinction.
    * al borde de la ley = on the edge of the law.
    * al borde del camino = at the roadside.
    * al borde del mar = at the seaside.
    * al caer la noche = at nightfall.
    * al calor de la lumbre = round-the-fireside.
    * al chi cuadrado = chi-squared.
    * al comenzar = at startup.
    * al comienzo = early on, at the outset, to start with, at startup.
    * al comienzo de = at the start (of), in the early days (of), at the outbreak of, at the onset of, early in.
    * al compás de = in tandem with, in unison with.
    * al contado = cash value.
    * al contrapunto = contrapuntal.
    * al contrario = vice versa, to the contrary, contrariwise, quite the opposite, quite the contrary, quite the reverse.
    * al corriente = in step, au courant, paid-up, in good standing.
    * al corriente de = in step with.
    * al cumplir la fecha = at term.
    * al descubierto = exposed, wide open.
    * al despuntar el alba = at the crack of dawn.
    * al despuntar el día = at the crack of dawn.
    * al día = in step, paid-up, in good standing.
    * al día de = in step with.
    * al día de hoy = as of today.
    * al día siguiente = the next day.
    * al dorso = overleaf.
    * al empezar = first off.
    * al entrar = on entry.
    * al escuchar = at the sound of.
    * al este de = east of.
    * al estilo de = a la, along the lines, in the mould of.
    * al estilo de los índices de materia = subject-type.
    * al estilo de + Nombre = in a + Nombre + sort of way.
    * al estilo militar = military-style.
    * al estudiar Algo más detenidamente = on closer examination, on closer inspection.
    * al examinar Algo de cerca = on closer examination, on closer inspection.
    * al + Expresión Temporal = a + Expresión Temporal.
    * al extremo = to the extreme.
    * al filo de = on the brink of, on the edge of, on the verge of.
    * al filo de la acera = kerbside [curbside, -USA], curbside [kerbside, -UK].
    * al fin = at last, at long last.
    * al final = in the end, eventually, in the final count, terminally, ultimately, at the end of the day.
    * al final (de) = at the end (of).
    * al final de cuentas = when all is said and done, after all is said and done.
    * al final del día = at the end of the day, at the close of the day.
    * al final de su mandato = lame duck.
    * al final resultó que = in the event.
    * al fin y al cabo = in the end, after all, all in all, after all is said and done, when all is said and done.
    * al fondo (de) = at the bottom (of).
    * al frente de = in the forefront of/in, at the forefront of.
    * al frente (de) = in charge (of).
    * al hacer esto = by so doing, in so doing, by doing so.
    * al igual que = as with, like, in common with, much as, equalling that, after the fashion of, so too, similar to, much like.
    * al igual que con todo en la vida = as with everything in life.
    * al igual que + Nombre = not unlike + Nombre.
    * al incluirse en = on admission to.
    * al + Infinitive = by + Gerundio.
    * al + Infinitivo = in + Gerundio, on + Gerundio, when + Gerundio, while + Gerundio, on + Nombre, upon + Gerundio, as + Nombre + Verbo, as + Sujeto + Verbo.
    * al infinito = ad infinitum.
    * al inicio = at startup.
    * al instante = on-the-fly, instantly, on the spot, straight away, on the double, in no time at all, in next to no time, in no time, while-you-wait [while-u-wait], right away, at once.
    * al intentar + Infinitivo = in the attempt to.
    * al lado de = beside, at the side of, by the side of.
    * al llegar = on arrival.
    * al loro = in the know.
    * al mando = in the saddle.
    * al mando (de) = at the helm (of), in charge (of).
    * al margen = on the sidelines, tangential.
    * al margen de = divorced from, untouched, outside the purview of, other than, in spite of, despite, although, despite the fact that, in spite of the fact that.
    * al margen de la ley = extra-judicial.
    * al máximo = to the full, to the utmost, to the hilt, to the extreme, at full stretch.
    * al mediodía = at midday, at high noon.
    * al mejor precio = at the best price.
    * al mejor precio posible = at the best possible price.
    * al menos = at least, at the very least.
    * al mes = per month.
    * al mismo nivel de = flush with.
    * al mismo nivel que = on a par with, in the same league as.
    * al mismo tiempo = at once, at the same time, concurrently, in the process, simultaneously, contemporaneously, at the same instant, in parallel, concomitantly, at the one time, all the while.
    * al mismo tiempo que = in parallel to/with, while, as the same time as, cum, in conjunction with.
    * al mismo tiempo que + Indicativo = whilst + Gerundio.
    * al modo de = a la.
    * al momento = while-you-wait [while-u-wait].
    * al nacer = at birth.
    * al norte de = north of.
    * al oeste de = west of.
    * al oír = at the sound of.
    * al óleo = oil-based.
    * al otro extremo = at the receiving end.
    * al otro lado de = across.
    * al otro lado de la barrera = on the other side of the fence.
    * al otro lado de la ciudad = cross-town.
    * al otro lado del mundo = half way (a)round the world.
    * al parecer = apparently, apparently, it seems that..., supposedly, allegedly, it appeared that....
    * al pie (de) = at the bottom (of), at the foot (of).
    * al pie de la letra = to the letter.
    * al pisar = underfoot.
    * al por mayor = in bulk.
    * al principio = at first, at the outset, early [earlier -comp., earliest -sup.], in the early years, originally, to start with, early on, at startup.
    * al principio de = at the beginning (of), at the dawn of, at the onset of, early in.
    * al principio de la imprenta = early printing.
    * al principio y al final = both ends.
    * al principio y al final de = at each end of.
    * al propio ritmo de Uno = in + Posesivo + own time, at + Posesivo + own pace.
    * al pulsar un botón = at the push of a button.
    * al que no se puede dejar de faltar = unmissable.
    * al que pertenece = parent.
    * al que se le hado mucha publicidad = heavily promoted.
    * al rayar el alba = at the crack of dawn.
    * al recibir = upon + receipt.
    * al respecto = in this connection, in this respect.
    * al revés = vice versa, in reverse, mirror-fashion, wrong way round, the, inside-out.
    * al romper el día = at the crack of dawn.
    * al servicio de = at the service of.
    * al servicio de la nación = uniformed.
    * al sol = in the sun.
    * al sur de = south of.
    * al tacto = to the touch.
    * al tanto = au fait, in the know, in step.
    * al tanto de = on the lookout for, on the alert for, in step with.
    * al teléfono = on the line.
    * al timón = in the saddle, at the wheel.
    * al timón (de) = at the helm (of).
    * al trasluz = against the light.
    * al unísono = in concert, unison, with one voice, in unison.
    * al unísono con = in unison with.
    * al usarse = in use.
    * al vapor = steamed.
    * al ver = at the sight of.
    * al volante = at the wheel.
    * al vuelo = on-the-fly.
    * * *
    * * *
    * al abrigo de = on the lee side of.
    * al actuar de este modo = by so doing, in so doing, by doing so.
    * al agua = water-based, overboard.
    * al aire libre = open-air, outdoors, in the open, out of doors.
    * al alcance = within reach, within easy reach, within sight, within gunshot, within range.
    * al alcance de = available at the fingertips of.
    * al alcance de cualquiera = within anyone's reach, within anybody's reach.
    * al alcance de la mano = within arm's reach, within easy reach.
    * al alcance del oído = within earshot of.
    * al alcance de todos = within everybody's reach, within everyone's reach, accessible to everyone, accessible to everybody.
    * al amanecer = at the crack of dawn.
    * al amor de la lumbre = round-the-fireside.
    * al amparo de la noche = under cover of night.
    * al amparo de la oscuridad = under cover of darkness.
    * al analizar Algo más detenidamente = on closer examination, on closer inspection.
    * al anochecer = at twilight, at nightfall.
    * al año = per annum, per year.
    * al arrancar = at startup.
    * al atardecer = at twilight.
    * al azar = at random, by chance, haphazardly, indiscriminate, indiscriminately, random, randomly, pot luck, hit (and/or) miss, odd, by a fluke, by luck, by a stroke of (good) luck.
    * al borde de = on the verge of, on the brink of, at the side of, on the edge of.
    * al borde de la carretera = at the roadside, at the roadside.
    * al borde de la extinción = on the verge of extinction, on the edge of extinction.
    * al borde de la ley = on the edge of the law.
    * al borde del camino = at the roadside.
    * al borde del mar = at the seaside.
    * al caer la noche = at nightfall.
    * al calor de la lumbre = round-the-fireside.
    * al chi cuadrado = chi-squared.
    * al comenzar = at startup.
    * al comienzo = early on, at the outset, to start with, at startup.
    * al comienzo de = at the start (of), in the early days (of), at the outbreak of, at the onset of, early in.
    * al compás de = in tandem with, in unison with.
    * al contado = cash value.
    * al contrapunto = contrapuntal.
    * al contrario = vice versa, to the contrary, contrariwise, quite the opposite, quite the contrary, quite the reverse.
    * al corriente = in step, au courant, paid-up, in good standing.
    * al corriente de = in step with.
    * al cumplir la fecha = at term.
    * al descubierto = exposed, wide open.
    * al despuntar el alba = at the crack of dawn.
    * al despuntar el día = at the crack of dawn.
    * al día = in step, paid-up, in good standing.
    * al día de = in step with.
    * al día de hoy = as of today.
    * al día siguiente = the next day.
    * al dorso = overleaf.
    * al empezar = first off.
    * al entrar = on entry.
    * al escuchar = at the sound of.
    * al este de = east of.
    * al estilo de = a la, along the lines, in the mould of.
    * al estilo de los índices de materia = subject-type.
    * al estilo de + Nombre = in a + Nombre + sort of way.
    * al estilo militar = military-style.
    * al estudiar Algo más detenidamente = on closer examination, on closer inspection.
    * al examinar Algo de cerca = on closer examination, on closer inspection.
    * al + Expresión Temporal = a + Expresión Temporal.
    * al extremo = to the extreme.
    * al filo de = on the brink of, on the edge of, on the verge of.
    * al filo de la acera = kerbside [curbside, -USA], curbside [kerbside, -UK].
    * al fin = at last, at long last.
    * al final = in the end, eventually, in the final count, terminally, ultimately, at the end of the day.
    * al final (de) = at the end (of).
    * al final de cuentas = when all is said and done, after all is said and done.
    * al final del día = at the end of the day, at the close of the day.
    * al final de su mandato = lame duck.
    * al final resultó que = in the event.
    * al fin y al cabo = in the end, after all, all in all, after all is said and done, when all is said and done.
    * al fondo (de) = at the bottom (of).
    * al frente de = in the forefront of/in, at the forefront of.
    * al frente (de) = in charge (of).
    * al hacer esto = by so doing, in so doing, by doing so.
    * al igual que = as with, like, in common with, much as, equalling that, after the fashion of, so too, similar to, much like.
    * al igual que con todo en la vida = as with everything in life.
    * al igual que + Nombre = not unlike + Nombre.
    * al incluirse en = on admission to.
    * al + Infinitive = by + Gerundio.
    * al + Infinitivo = in + Gerundio, on + Gerundio, when + Gerundio, while + Gerundio, on + Nombre, upon + Gerundio, as + Nombre + Verbo, as + Sujeto + Verbo.
    * al infinito = ad infinitum.
    * al inicio = at startup.
    * al instante = on-the-fly, instantly, on the spot, straight away, on the double, in no time at all, in next to no time, in no time, while-you-wait [while-u-wait], right away, at once.
    * al intentar + Infinitivo = in the attempt to.
    * al lado de = beside, at the side of, by the side of.
    * al llegar = on arrival.
    * al loro = in the know.
    * al mando = in the saddle.
    * al mando (de) = at the helm (of), in charge (of).
    * al margen = on the sidelines, tangential.
    * al margen de = divorced from, untouched, outside the purview of, other than, in spite of, despite, although, despite the fact that, in spite of the fact that.
    * al margen de la ley = extra-judicial.
    * al máximo = to the full, to the utmost, to the hilt, to the extreme, at full stretch.
    * al mediodía = at midday, at high noon.
    * al mejor precio = at the best price.
    * al mejor precio posible = at the best possible price.
    * al menos = at least, at the very least.
    * al mes = per month.
    * al mismo nivel de = flush with.
    * al mismo nivel que = on a par with, in the same league as.
    * al mismo tiempo = at once, at the same time, concurrently, in the process, simultaneously, contemporaneously, at the same instant, in parallel, concomitantly, at the one time, all the while.
    * al mismo tiempo que = in parallel to/with, while, as the same time as, cum, in conjunction with.
    * al mismo tiempo que + Indicativo = whilst + Gerundio.
    * al modo de = a la.
    * al momento = while-you-wait [while-u-wait].
    * al nacer = at birth.
    * al norte de = north of.
    * al oeste de = west of.
    * al oír = at the sound of.
    * al óleo = oil-based.
    * al otro extremo = at the receiving end.
    * al otro lado de = across.
    * al otro lado de la barrera = on the other side of the fence.
    * al otro lado de la ciudad = cross-town.
    * al otro lado del mundo = half way (a)round the world.
    * al parecer = apparently, apparently, it seems that..., supposedly, allegedly, it appeared that....
    * al pie (de) = at the bottom (of), at the foot (of).
    * al pie de la letra = to the letter.
    * al pisar = underfoot.
    * al por mayor = in bulk.
    * al principio = at first, at the outset, early [earlier -comp., earliest -sup.], in the early years, originally, to start with, early on, at startup.
    * al principio de = at the beginning (of), at the dawn of, at the onset of, early in.
    * al principio de la imprenta = early printing.
    * al principio y al final = both ends.
    * al principio y al final de = at each end of.
    * al propio ritmo de Uno = in + Posesivo + own time, at + Posesivo + own pace.
    * al pulsar un botón = at the push of a button.
    * al que no se puede dejar de faltar = unmissable.
    * al que pertenece = parent.
    * al que se le hado mucha publicidad = heavily promoted.
    * al rayar el alba = at the crack of dawn.
    * al recibir = upon + receipt.
    * al respecto = in this connection, in this respect.
    * al revés = vice versa, in reverse, mirror-fashion, wrong way round, the, inside-out.
    * al romper el día = at the crack of dawn.
    * al servicio de = at the service of.
    * al servicio de la nación = uniformed.
    * al sol = in the sun.
    * al sur de = south of.
    * al tacto = to the touch.
    * al tanto = au fait, in the know, in step.
    * al tanto de = on the lookout for, on the alert for, in step with.
    * al teléfono = on the line.
    * al timón = in the saddle, at the wheel.
    * al timón (de) = at the helm (of).
    * al trasluz = against the light.
    * al unísono = in concert, unison, with one voice, in unison.
    * al unísono con = in unison with.
    * al usarse = in use.
    * al vapor = steamed.
    * al ver = at the sight of.
    * al volante = at the wheel.
    * al vuelo = on-the-fly.
    * * *
    al
    contraction of a (↑ a 3) and el
    * * *

     

    al contraction of a and el
    al (contracción de a & el)
    1a
    2 (+ infinitivo) los invitados están al caer, the guests are about to arrive
    cierren la puerta al salir, close the door on leaving
    al parecer, apparently
    'al' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    A
    - abandonarse
    - abierta
    - abierto
    - abismo
    - abogada
    - abogado
    - abordaje
    - abrigar
    - abrigo
    - acalorada
    - acalorado
    - acceder
    - acecho
    - acertada
    - acertado
    - acomodar
    - acosar
    - acre
    - actual
    - adaptar
    - adicta
    - adicto
    - adiós
    - adscribir
    - adscribirse
    - agua
    - aire
    - ajillo
    - alcance
    - aleatoria
    - aleatorio
    - alimón
    - almacén
    - alquilar
    - alta
    - altar
    - alteza
    - alto
    - amanecer
    - amor
    - amparo
    - ancha
    - ancho
    - anochecer
    - antojarse
    - aparato
    - apercibirse
    - aprieto
    - arriar
    English:
    A
    - aboard
    - abreast
    - abroad
    - absolve
    - accessible
    - accompany
    - accustom
    - acquaint
    - across
    - address
    - adrift
    - advise
    - after
    - afterwards
    - agree
    - aim at
    - alarm
    - all
    - allocate
    - alongside
    - also
    - amenable
    - amends
    - analytic
    - analytical
    - anchor
    - another
    - antisocial
    - anyhow
    - appeal
    - applicant
    - appointment
    - apprehend
    - arm
    - Armageddon
    - arouse
    - as
    - ascend
    - aside
    - assume
    - asymmetric
    - asymmetrical
    - at
    - attendant
    - augment
    - authenticity
    - authoritarian
    - available
    - average
    * * *
    al ver a, el
    * * *
    al
    prp a y art el;
    al entrar on coming in, when we/they etc came in
    * * *
    al contraction of a and el art
    * * *
    al prep

    Spanish-English dictionary > al

  • 8 al amanecer

    adv.
    at dawn, at peep of dawn, at cockcrow, at daylight.
    * * *
    at daybreak
    * * *
    Ex. And at the crack of dawn all that's left now is the occasional sound of sea gulls.
    * * *

    Ex: And at the crack of dawn all that's left now is the occasional sound of sea gulls.

    Spanish-English dictionary > al amanecer

  • 9 al despuntar el alba

    Ex. And at the crack of dawn all that's left now is the occasional sound of sea gulls.
    * * *

    Ex: And at the crack of dawn all that's left now is the occasional sound of sea gulls.

    Spanish-English dictionary > al despuntar el alba

  • 10 al despuntar el día

    at dawn, at daybreak
    * * *
    Ex. And at the crack of dawn all that's left now is the occasional sound of sea gulls.
    * * *

    Ex: And at the crack of dawn all that's left now is the occasional sound of sea gulls.

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  • 11 al principio

    adv.
    in the beginning, at first, at the beginning, at the outset.
    * * *
    at first, at the beginning
    * * *
    (n.) = at first, at the outset, early [earlier -comp., earliest -sup.], in the early years, originally, to start with, early on, at startup
    Ex. The style of recording instructions for references differs from that in Sears', and can at first seem strange, but instructions are clear.
    Ex. However, it should be stated at the outset that it is not the aim of this course to make you proficient in the use of the Colon Classification as a practical indexing language.
    Ex. Microforms are easy to use, although there were early reservations concerning the fact that users need to become familiar with any specific kind of microform and its reader.
    Ex. A unique feature of this book, then, is that the cases emphasize the kinds of problems recent graduates encounter in the early years of their careers.
    Ex. A relative index, as originally proposed by Melville Dewey, contains at least one entry for each subject in the scheme.
    Ex. To start with, most catalogues, indexes, data bases and bibliographies provide access to information or documents.
    Ex. The concept of such a center remained nebulous at best, and we later learned that communication problems early on had muddied the message about what was really needed.
    Ex. At start-up, the Library plans to deacidify approximately 15 000 volumes per week.
    * * *
    al principio(de)
    = at the beginning (of), at the dawn of, at the onset of, early in

    Ex: A summary at the beginning of a document serves to prepare the reader to proceed to the remainder of the text.

    Ex: At the dawn of this new century, we see the result of current scientific and technological advancement.
    Ex: Student's experience with computers was minimal at the onset of the study.
    Ex: Couples are forced to make the decision between owner-occupation & council tenancy early in their marriages.

    (n.) = at first, at the outset, early [earlier -comp., earliest -sup.], in the early years, originally, to start with, early on, at startup

    Ex: The style of recording instructions for references differs from that in Sears', and can at first seem strange, but instructions are clear.

    Ex: However, it should be stated at the outset that it is not the aim of this course to make you proficient in the use of the Colon Classification as a practical indexing language.
    Ex: Microforms are easy to use, although there were early reservations concerning the fact that users need to become familiar with any specific kind of microform and its reader.
    Ex: A unique feature of this book, then, is that the cases emphasize the kinds of problems recent graduates encounter in the early years of their careers.
    Ex: A relative index, as originally proposed by Melville Dewey, contains at least one entry for each subject in the scheme.
    Ex: To start with, most catalogues, indexes, data bases and bibliographies provide access to information or documents.
    Ex: The concept of such a center remained nebulous at best, and we later learned that communication problems early on had muddied the message about what was really needed.
    Ex: At start-up, the Library plans to deacidify approximately 15 000 volumes per week.

    Spanish-English dictionary > al principio

  • 12 al principio (de)

    = at the beginning (of), at the dawn of, at the onset of, early in
    Ex. A summary at the beginning of a document serves to prepare the reader to proceed to the remainder of the text.
    Ex. At the dawn of this new century, we see the result of current scientific and technological advancement.
    Ex. Student's experience with computers was minimal at the onset of the study.
    Ex. Couples are forced to make the decision between owner-occupation & council tenancy early in their marriages.

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  • 13 al rayar el alba

    Ex. And at the crack of dawn all that's left now is the occasional sound of sea gulls.
    * * *

    Ex: And at the crack of dawn all that's left now is the occasional sound of sea gulls.

    Spanish-English dictionary > al rayar el alba

  • 14 al romper el día

    Ex. And at the crack of dawn all that's left now is the occasional sound of sea gulls.
    * * *

    Ex: And at the crack of dawn all that's left now is the occasional sound of sea gulls.

    Spanish-English dictionary > al romper el día

  • 15 alba

    adj.&f.
    alba.
    f.
    1 dawn, daybreak.
    al alba at dawn
    m.
    dawn, daybreak, break of day, first light.
    * * *
    (Takes el in singular)
    1 dawn, daybreak
    2 RELIGIÓN alb
    \
    al rayar/romper el alba at dawn, at daybreak
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=amanecer) dawn, daybreak

    al rayar o romper el alba — at daybreak

    2) (Rel) alb
    * * *
    femenino‡
    1) ( del día) dawn, daybreak

    al rayar or romper el alba — (liter) at the break of day (liter)

    al or con el alba — at the crack of dawn

    2) (Relig) alb
    * * *
    = sunrise, dawn.
    Ex. The software displays sunrise and sunset and automatically adjusts to summer or daylight saving time.
    Ex. Cahn also postulated that about ten million scientific papers had been produced since the dawn of civilization = Cahn también postuló que se habían producido aproximadamente diez millones de artículos científicos desde los albores de la civilización.
    ----
    * al despuntar el alba = at the crack of dawn.
    * al rayar el alba = at the crack of dawn.
    * coro del alba de los pájaros = morning chorus, dawn chorus.
    * guardia del alba = morning watch.
    * lavandera alba = pied wagtail.
    * motacilla alba = pied wagtail.
    * vigía del alba = morning watch.
    * * *
    femenino‡
    1) ( del día) dawn, daybreak

    al rayar or romper el alba — (liter) at the break of day (liter)

    al or con el alba — at the crack of dawn

    2) (Relig) alb
    * * *
    = sunrise, dawn.

    Ex: The software displays sunrise and sunset and automatically adjusts to summer or daylight saving time.

    Ex: Cahn also postulated that about ten million scientific papers had been produced since the dawn of civilization = Cahn también postuló que se habían producido aproximadamente diez millones de artículos científicos desde los albores de la civilización.
    * al despuntar el alba = at the crack of dawn.
    * al rayar el alba = at the crack of dawn.
    * coro del alba de los pájaros = morning chorus, dawn chorus.
    * guardia del alba = morning watch.
    * lavandera alba = pied wagtail.
    * motacilla alba = pied wagtail.
    * vigía del alba = morning watch.

    * * *
    f‡
    A (del día) dawn, daybreak
    al rayar or romper el alba ( liter); at first light, at the break of day ( liter)
    levantarse al or con el alba to get up at the crack of dawn
    B ( Relig) alb
    * * *

    alba feminine noun taking masculine article in the singular ( del día) dawn, daybreak;

    al or con el alba at the crack of dawn
    alba sustantivo femenino dawn, daybreak

    ' alba' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    clarear
    - lucero
    - bruma
    - madrugada
    - romper
    English:
    dawn
    - overtake
    - day
    * * *
    1. [amanecer] dawn, daybreak;
    al alba at dawn
    2. [vestidura] alb
    * * *
    f dawn;
    al rayar el alba at first light;
    levantarse con el alba get up at the crack of dawn
    * * *
    alba nf
    amanecer: dawn, daybreak
    * * *
    alba n dawn / daybreak
    al alba at dawn / at daybreak

    Spanish-English dictionary > alba

  • 16 alborada

    f.
    1 dawn, daybreak.
    El despertar de sus sentidos fue lento The awakening of his senses was slow
    2 reveille (military).
    3 dawn song, aubade, song evoking daybreak.
    * * *
    1 (alba) dawn, break of day
    2 (música) dawn song
    3 (toque militar) reveille
    * * *
    SF (=alba) daybreak, dawn; (Mil) reveille; (Mús) poét aubade, dawn song; Méx (Rel) night procession
    * * *
    a) (liter) ( alba) dawn
    b) (Lit, Mús) aubade
    * * *
    Ex. Reveille should also be played live by a bugler or prerecorded.
    * * *
    a) (liter) ( alba) dawn
    b) (Lit, Mús) aubade
    * * *

    Ex: Reveille should also be played live by a bugler or prerecorded.

    * * *
    1 ( liter) (alba) dawn
    2 ( Lit, Mús) aubade
    * * *
    1. [amanecer] dawn, daybreak
    2. Mús = popular song sung at dawn
    3. Mil reveille
    * * *
    f dawn
    * * *
    : dawn

    Spanish-English dictionary > alborada

  • 17 albores

    m.pl.
    beginnings.
    * * *
    1 literal (comienzo) beginning sing
    * * *
    = dawn.
    Ex. Cahn also postulated that about ten million scientific papers had been produced since the dawn of civilization = Cahn también postuló que se habían producido aproximadamente diez millones de artículos científicos desde los albores de la civilización.
    ----
    * en los albores de = at the dawn of.
    * los albores de = the dawn of.
    * * *
    = dawn.

    Ex: Cahn also postulated that about ten million scientific papers had been produced since the dawn of civilization = Cahn también postuló que se habían producido aproximadamente diez millones de artículos científicos desde los albores de la civilización.

    * en los albores de = at the dawn of.
    * los albores de = the dawn of.

    Spanish-English dictionary > albores

  • 18 amanecer1

    1 = dawn, dawning, sunrise.
    Ex. Cahn also postulated that about ten million scientific papers had been produced since the dawn of civilization = Cahn también postuló que se habían producido aproximadamente diez millones de artículos científicos desde los albores de la civilización.
    Ex. The Internet heralds the dawning of a new information age = Internet premoniza el amanecer de una nueva era de la información.
    Ex. The software displays sunrise and sunset and automatically adjusts to summer or daylight saving time.
    ----
    * al amanecer = at the crack of dawn.
    * antes del amanecer = before dawn.
    * canto de los pájaros al amanecer = morning chorus, dawn chorus.
    * desde el amanecer hasta el atardecer = from dawn (to/till/until) dusk, from sunrise to sunset, from sun to sun.
    * el cielo rojo al atardecer augura buen tiempo, el cielo rojo al amanecer aug = red sky at night, (shepherd/sailor)'s delight, red sky in the morning, (shepherd/sailor)'s warning.
    * hasta el amanacer = till dawn.
    * trino de los pájaros al amanecer = morning chorus, dawn chorus.

    Spanish-English dictionary > amanecer1

  • 19 amanecer2

    2 = dawn.
    Ex. The day dawned with clear skies and a slight breeze.
    ----
    * acuéstate con niños y amanecerás meado = lie down with dogs and you get fleas.

    Spanish-English dictionary > amanecer2

  • 20 antes

    adv.
    1 before.
    no importa si vienes antes it doesn't matter if you come earlier
    ya no nado como antes I can't swim as I used to
    mucho/poco antes long/shortly before
    lo antes posible as soon as possible
    antes de Cristo before Christ, BC
    antes de tiempo ahead of time
    antes de hacer algo before doing something
    antes de que before
    antes de que llegaras before you arrived
    2 before.
    me bajo dos pisos antes I get off two floors before (you)
    antes de before
    3 first (primero).
    esta señora está antes this lady is first
    entraron antes que yo they went in in front of me
    m.pl.
    1 elks, mooses.
    2 suedes.
    * * *
    1 (tiempo) before, earlier
    2 (en el pasado) before, in the past
    3 (lugar) in front, before
    1 on the contrary, quite the opposite, rather
    no la aborrece, antes la ama he doesn't hate her, on the contrary he loves her
    1 before
    \
    antes bien on the contrary
    no se acobardó, antes bien se encaró con su enemigo he didn't shrink back, on the contrary, he stood up to his enemy
    antes de J.C. before Christ
    antes de nada first of all
    lo antes posible as soon as possible
    * * *
    adv.
    1) before, earlier
    2) rather, sooner
    3) formerly, previously
    - antes de anoche
    - antes de ayer
    - antes de Cristo
    - antes de que
    - antes que
    * * *
    1.
    ADJ before
    2. ADV
    1) [en el tiempo]
    a) [con relación a otro acontecimiento]

    no te vayas sin antes consultarledon't go without o before consulting her first, don't go without consulting her beforehand, don't go until you've consulted her

    lo vio antes que yohe saw it first o before I did o before me

    antes de algo — before sth

    una semana antes de la firma del contratoa week before o prior to más frm signing the contract

    el año 27 antes de Cristo — 27 BC, 27 before Christ

    antes de hacer algo — before doing sth

    antes de salir del coche, asegúrese de que están las ventanillas cerradas — before you get o before getting out of the car, make sure that the windows are closed

    mucho antes de algo — long before sth

    mucho antes de conocertea long time before I met you o meeting you, long before I met you o meeting you más frm

    antes de o que nada[en el tiempo] first of all; [indicando preferencia] above all

    antes de nada dejad que me presente — first of all, allow me to introduce myself

    antes que nada, hay que mantener la calma — above all, we must keep calm

    somos, antes que nada, demócratas — we are first and foremost democrats

    poco antes de algo — just o shortly before sth

    antes de que+ subjun before

    b) [en el pasado]

    antes fumaba un paquete de tabaco al día — before, I smoked a packet of cigarettes a day, I used to smoke a packet of cigarettes a day

    de antes, nuestra casa de antes — our old house, our previous house

    c) (=hasta ahora) before, before now
    d) (=más temprano) earlier

    cuanto antes — as soon as possible

    lo antes posibleas soon as possible

    e) (=más joven) at a younger age, at an earlier age
    2) [en el espacio] before

    antes de algo — before sth

    3.
    CONJ [indicando preferencia] sooner, rather

    no cederemos: antes gastamos todo nuestro dinero — we shall never give up: we would rather o sooner spend all our money

    antes bien, antes al contrariobut rather

    antes no Chile, Méx just as well, luckily

    vi lo furiosa que estaba, antes no te pegó — I saw how angry she was, just as well o luckily she didn't hit you

    antes que hacer algo — rather than doing sth

    antes que irme a la India, preferiría viajar por Europa — rather than going to India, I'd prefer to travel around Europe

    * * *
    1)
    a) ( con anterioridad) before

    antes de las tres/del accidente — before three/before the accident

    antes de Jesucristo — before Christ, BC

    antes de + inf — before -ing

    antes (de) que + subj: antes (de) que me olvide before I forget; no se lo des antes (de) que yo lo vea don't give it to him until I've seen it; antes (de) que tú nacieras — before you were born

    2) ( en tiempos pasados) before, in the past
    3)
    a) (indicando orden, prioridad) first

    antes me muero!I'd rather o sooner die!

    4) ( en el espacio) before
    5)
    a)

    antes bien — (liter) on the contrary

    b)

    antes no — (Chi, Méx fam)

    * * *
    = earlier, formerly, before now.
    Ex. These will be established in keeping with the principles established earlier.
    Ex. Mr. Berman was formerly Editor of the Social Responsibility Round Table (SRRT) Newsletter and is still a member of SRRT, but chooses not to be a member of the American Library Association.
    Ex. OSI offers immense potential for the creation of the global 'virtual library', a network in which libraries are extensively and transparently connected to offer their patrons a wealth and breadth of information that has been inconceivable before now.
    ----
    * antes de = in anticipation of, prior to, no later than, in advance (of), in the run up to, during the run up to, not later than.
    * antes de acostarse = before bed.
    * antes de ahora = before now.
    * antes de conseguir empleo = preappointment.
    * antes de darse cuenta = before + Pronombre + know what + happen, before + Pronombre + know it.
    * antes de + Expresión Temporal = Expresión Temporal + be up.
    * antes de finalizar el horario de oficina = by the close of business.
    * antes de + Infinitivo = before + Gerundio.
    * antes de la contratación = pre-employment [preemployment].
    * antes del amanecer = before dawn.
    * antes del año = Expresión Temporal + be up.
    * antes del examen = pretest [pre-test].
    * antes de lo previsto = ahead of schedule.
    * antes de nada = before long, before + Pronombre + know what + happen, before + Pronombre + know it.
    * antes (de que) = before.
    * antes de todo = before anything else, first off.
    * antes de una emergencia = pre-emergency.
    * antes morir que = would rather + Verbo + than.
    * antes o después de = either side of.
    * antes que = sooner than.
    * antes que nada = first of all, before anything else, first off, above all things.
    * antes todo continúa como antes = life goes on as before.
    * cantar victoria antes de tiempo = speak too soon.
    * como antes = as before.
    * continuar como antes = go on + as before.
    * cuando antes + Pronombre + sea posible = at + Posesivo + earliest convenience.
    * cuando antes pueda = at + Posesivo + earliest convenience.
    * cuanto antes = as soon as possible (asap).
    * cuanto antes mejor = sooner the better, the.
    * deber haber ocurrido antes = be long overdue.
    * detenerse antes de = stop + short of.
    * enseñanza antes de empezar el trabajo = pre-service education.
    * haber pasado por aquí antes = have been down this road before.
    * hablar antes de tiempo = speak too soon.
    * justo antes de = on the eve of, in the run up to, during the run up to.
    * justo antes (de que) = immediately before.
    * lo mismo que antes = the same as before.
    * los días antes de = leading up to.
    * más que antes = more than ever, more... than ever before, more than ever before.
    * más que nunca antes = more... than ever before, more than ever before, more than ever.
    * mencionado antes = above-mentioned, above-named.
    * minutos antes de = minutes before.
    * mucho antes = early on.
    * mucho antes de = well before.
    * mucho tiempo antes de (que) = long before.
    * no antes de = no sooner than.
    * no cantes victoria antes de tiempo = don't count your chickens before they are hatched.
    * no visto antes = unprecedented.
    * pasar año(s) antes de que = be year(s) before.
    * poco antes de + Fecha = shortly before + Fecha.
    * que fue común antes = once-common.
    * seguir como antes = go on + as before.
    * un año antes de = a year ahead of.
    * usado antes = second-hand [secondhand].
    * y antes de nada = the next thing + Pronombre + know.
    * y antes de que + Pronombre + dar + cuenta = the next thing + Pronombre + know.
    * * *
    1)
    a) ( con anterioridad) before

    antes de las tres/del accidente — before three/before the accident

    antes de Jesucristo — before Christ, BC

    antes de + inf — before -ing

    antes (de) que + subj: antes (de) que me olvide before I forget; no se lo des antes (de) que yo lo vea don't give it to him until I've seen it; antes (de) que tú nacieras — before you were born

    2) ( en tiempos pasados) before, in the past
    3)
    a) (indicando orden, prioridad) first

    antes me muero!I'd rather o sooner die!

    4) ( en el espacio) before
    5)
    a)

    antes bien — (liter) on the contrary

    b)

    antes no — (Chi, Méx fam)

    * * *
    antes (de que)

    Ex: It will be a long time before all documents are available in machine-readable form.

    = earlier, formerly, before now.

    Ex: These will be established in keeping with the principles established earlier.

    Ex: Mr. Berman was formerly Editor of the Social Responsibility Round Table (SRRT) Newsletter and is still a member of SRRT, but chooses not to be a member of the American Library Association.
    Ex: OSI offers immense potential for the creation of the global 'virtual library', a network in which libraries are extensively and transparently connected to offer their patrons a wealth and breadth of information that has been inconceivable before now.
    * antes de = in anticipation of, prior to, no later than, in advance (of), in the run up to, during the run up to, not later than.
    * antes de acostarse = before bed.
    * antes de ahora = before now.
    * antes de conseguir empleo = preappointment.
    * antes de darse cuenta = before + Pronombre + know what + happen, before + Pronombre + know it.
    * antes de + Expresión Temporal = Expresión Temporal + be up.
    * antes de finalizar el horario de oficina = by the close of business.
    * antes de + Infinitivo = before + Gerundio.
    * antes de la contratación = pre-employment [preemployment].
    * antes del amanecer = before dawn.
    * antes del año = Expresión Temporal + be up.
    * antes del examen = pretest [pre-test].
    * antes de lo previsto = ahead of schedule.
    * antes de nada = before long, before + Pronombre + know what + happen, before + Pronombre + know it.
    * antes (de que) = before.
    * antes de todo = before anything else, first off.
    * antes de una emergencia = pre-emergency.
    * antes morir que = would rather + Verbo + than.
    * antes o después de = either side of.
    * antes que = sooner than.
    * antes que nada = first of all, before anything else, first off, above all things.
    * antes todo continúa como antes = life goes on as before.
    * cantar victoria antes de tiempo = speak too soon.
    * como antes = as before.
    * continuar como antes = go on + as before.
    * cuando antes + Pronombre + sea posible = at + Posesivo + earliest convenience.
    * cuando antes pueda = at + Posesivo + earliest convenience.
    * cuanto antes = as soon as possible (asap).
    * cuanto antes mejor = sooner the better, the.
    * deber haber ocurrido antes = be long overdue.
    * detenerse antes de = stop + short of.
    * enseñanza antes de empezar el trabajo = pre-service education.
    * haber pasado por aquí antes = have been down this road before.
    * hablar antes de tiempo = speak too soon.
    * justo antes de = on the eve of, in the run up to, during the run up to.
    * justo antes (de que) = immediately before.
    * lo mismo que antes = the same as before.
    * los días antes de = leading up to.
    * más que antes = more than ever, more... than ever before, more than ever before.
    * más que nunca antes = more... than ever before, more than ever before, more than ever.
    * mencionado antes = above-mentioned, above-named.
    * minutos antes de = minutes before.
    * mucho antes = early on.
    * mucho antes de = well before.
    * mucho tiempo antes de (que) = long before.
    * no antes de = no sooner than.
    * no cantes victoria antes de tiempo = don't count your chickens before they are hatched.
    * no visto antes = unprecedented.
    * pasar año(s) antes de que = be year(s) before.
    * poco antes de + Fecha = shortly before + Fecha.
    * que fue común antes = once-common.
    * seguir como antes = go on + as before.
    * un año antes de = a year ahead of.
    * usado antes = second-hand [secondhand].
    * y antes de nada = the next thing + Pronombre + know.
    * y antes de que + Pronombre + dar + cuenta = the next thing + Pronombre + know.

    * * *
    A
    me lo deberías haber dicho antes you should have told me before o earlier
    lo haré lo antes posible I'll do it as soon as possible
    los inquilinos de antes eran más simpáticos the people who lived there before o the previous tenants were nicer
    días antes había estado con él I had been with him a few days before
    la había hecho el día antes she had made it the day before o the previous day
    2 ( en locs):
    antes de before
    llegó antes de las tres/del accidente she arrived before three/before the accident
    debe estar aquí antes de las ocho you must be here before o by eight
    unos días antes de la publicación del libro a few days before the book was published o ( frml) prior to the publication of the book
    antes de Jesucristo before Christ, BC
    no van a llegar antes de dos horas they won't be here for two hours
    le daré la respuesta antes de una semana I will give you my reply within a week
    antes de anoche the night before last
    antes de ayer the day before yesterday
    antes DE + INF before -ING
    muéstrame la carta antes de mandársela show me the letter before you send it to him o before sending it to him
    antes ( DE) QUE + SUBJ:
    a ver si podemos terminarlo antes (de) que lleguen let's try and finish before they get here
    antes (de) que me olvide, llamó Marisa before I forget, Marisa called
    no se lo muestres antes (de) que yo lo vea don't show it to him until I've seen it
    mucho/poco antes (de) que tú nacieras a long time/just before you were born
    B (en tiempos pasados) before, in the past
    antes no se veían mendigos por la calle como ahora you didn't use to see beggars on the streets o in the past you didn't see beggars on the streets o you didn't see beggars on the streets before, the way you do now
    antes salíamos mucho más que ahora we used to go out o in the past we went out much more than we do now
    ya no es el mismo de antes he's not the same person any more, he's not the same person he was
    las casas de antes eran más sólidas houses used to be o in the past houses were more solidly built
    C
    1 (indicando orden, prioridad) first
    yo estaba antes I was here first
    antes que before
    el señor está antes que yo this man was here before me o is before me
    antes que nada first of all
    mis hijos están antes que tú para mí my children are more important to me than you are, my children come before you
    2
    (indicando preferencia): ¿casarme con él? ¡antes me muero! marry him? I'd rather o sooner die!
    cualquier cosa antes que eso anything but that
    la muerte antes que la deshonra death before dishonor
    antes QUE + INF:
    antes que verlos pasar hambre, soy capaz de robar I'd steal rather than see them go hungry
    me bajo dos paradas antes I get off two stops before
    el ejemplo dado líneas antes the example given a few lines above o before
    está antes de Rocha/del puente it's before you get to o it's this side of Rocha/the bridge
    E
    1
    antes bien ( liter); on the contrary
    2
    antes no (Chi, Méx fam): antes no te apuñalaron you were lucky o you can count yourself lucky you didn't get stabbed
    * * *

     

    antes adverbio
    1


    lo antes posible as soon as possible


    c) ( en locs)


    antes de Jesucristo before Christ, BC;
    no van a llegar antes de dos horas they won't be here for two hours;
    le daré la respuesta antes de una semana I will give you my reply within a week;
    antes de lo esperado earlier than expected;
    antes de hacer algo before doing sth;
    antes (de) que me olvide before I forget;
    no se lo des antes (de) que yo lo vea don't give it to him until I've seen it

    2 ( en tiempos pasados) before, in the past;

    3
    a) (indicando orden, prioridad) first;


    yo estaba antes I was here first

    ¡antes me muero! I'd rather o sooner die!;

    cualquier cosa antes que eso anything but that
    antes
    I adverbio
    1 (en el tiempo) before
    antes de las dos, before two o'clock
    un año antes, a year before
    mucho antes, long before
    poco antes, a short time before
    2 (tiempo remoto) in the past
    antes se bordaba a mano más, people used to hand-embroider more in the past
    3 (en el espacio) before
    la escuela está antes de la estación, the school is before the station
    II conj antes morir que disculparme, I'd rather die than apologize
    ♦ Locuciones: antes (bien), on the contrary
    cuanto antes, as soon as possible
    lo antes posible, as soon as possible
    ' antes' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    a. C.
    - acaso
    - acopiar
    - adelantarse
    - anoche
    - anticiparse
    - aquél
    - aquélla
    - atusar
    - ayer
    - bélica
    - bélico
    - cadáver
    - como
    - congelación
    - consumir
    - cuanta
    - cuanto
    - dérmica
    - dérmico
    - engañarse
    - escaparse
    - escarceo
    - escribano
    - folclórica
    - folclórico
    - gay
    - grabar
    - homologar
    - hostelera
    - hostelero
    - incluida
    - incluido
    - interesar
    - manía
    - marcha
    - mejor
    - menos
    - merodear
    - mezclar
    - no
    - noche
    - ocurrirse
    - poca
    - poco
    - presupuesto
    - recoger
    - resolver
    - sabatina
    - sabatino
    English:
    action
    - advance
    - anything
    - applaud
    - apprentice
    - arbitration
    - as
    - asap
    - averse
    - back
    - BC
    - before
    - beforehand
    - best
    - better
    - blurt out
    - board
    - boil over
    - breathing space
    - bridge
    - bustling
    - capture
    - clean
    - clean up
    - clear
    - clock
    - clock off
    - clock out
    - close
    - cram
    - customary
    - defrost
    - dispose of
    - early
    - enact
    - even
    - eventual
    - exercise
    - family
    - fellow
    - first
    - flying
    - formerly
    - from
    - gather in
    - go over
    - ground
    - hold off
    - hors d'oeuvre
    - jack up
    * * *
    adv
    1. [en el tiempo] before;
    [antaño] formerly, in the past;
    lo he dicho antes I've said it before;
    no importa si venís antes it doesn't matter if you come earlier;
    me lo podías haber contado antes you could have told me earlier o before;
    antes llovía más it used to rain more often;
    antes no había televisión y la gente se entretenía con la radio in the past, there wasn't any television, so people used to listen to the radio;
    ya no nado como antes I can't swim as I used to;
    desde el accidente, ya no es el mismo de antes he hasn't been the same since the accident;
    cuanto antes as soon as possible;
    mucho/poco antes long/shortly before;
    lo antes posible as soon as possible;
    antes de before;
    antes de entrar dejen salir [en letrero] please let people off first before boarding;
    no llegues antes de las cinco don't get there before five, make sure you arrive no earlier than five;
    tenlo preparado antes de medianoche have it ready by midnight;
    antes de hacer algo before doing sth;
    consúltame antes de añadir nada consult me first before you add anything o before adding anything;
    antes de que llegaras before you arrived;
    antes de anoche the night before last;
    antes de ayer the day before yesterday;
    antes de Cristo before Christ, BC;
    de antes [antiguo] old;
    [anterior] previous;
    el sistema de antes era muy lento the old system was very slow;
    esta cerveza sabe igual que la de antes this beer tastes the same as the previous one o the one before
    2. [en el espacio] before;
    me bajo dos pisos antes I get off two floors before (you);
    antes de before;
    el motel está antes del próximo cruce the motel is before the next junction
    3. [primero] first;
    esta señora está antes this lady is first;
    ten paciencia, este señor está antes que nosotros be patient, this man is in front of us;
    entraron antes que yo they went in in front of me;
    ¿quién va a salir antes? who's going to leave (the) first?
    4. [expresa preferencia] rather;
    no quiero tener coche, antes me compraría una moto I don't want a car, I'd rather buy a motorbike;
    antes… que rather… than;
    prefiero la sierra antes que el mar I prefer the mountains to the sea;
    iría a la cárcel antes que mentir I'd rather go to prison than lie;
    antes de nada first of all, before anything else;
    antes que nada [expresando preferencia] above all, first and foremost;
    antes al contrario on the contrary
    adj
    [previo] previous;
    la noche antes the night before
    antes bien loc conj
    on the contrary;
    no le aburría, antes bien parecía agradarle far from boring him, it appeared to please him
    * * *
    I adv before;
    cuanto antes, lo antes posible as soon as possible;
    poco antes shortly before;
    antes que nada first of all;
    antes bien on the contrary;
    II prp
    :
    antes de before;
    antes de hora, antes de tiempo early, ahead of time;
    antes de llegar el tren before the train arrived
    III conj
    :
    antes de que subj before
    * * *
    antes adv
    1) : before, earlier
    2) : formerly, previously
    3) : rather, sooner
    antes prefiero morir: I'd rather die
    4)
    antes de : before, previous to
    antes de hoy: before today
    5)
    antes que : before
    antes que llegue Luis: before Luis arrives
    6)
    cuanto antes : as soon as possible
    7)
    antes bien : on the contrary
    * * *
    antes adv
    1. (previamente) before
    2. (más temprano) earlier
    3. (lugar) just before

    Spanish-English dictionary > antes

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