Translation: from spanish

the one (that) you gave me

  • 1 aliento

    m.
    1 breath.
    cobrar aliento to catch one's breath
    sin aliento breathless
    aliento fétido foul breath
    2 strength.
    3 encouragement, heart, strength, breath.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: alentar.
    * * *
    1 (respiración) breath, breathing
    2 figurado (ánimo) spirit, courage
    \
    cobrar aliento to get one's breath back
    dar aliento a alguien to encourage somebody
    quedarse sin aliento (respirando mal) to be breathless, be out of breath 2 (sorprendido) to gasp
    * * *
    noun m.
    2) courage, strength
    * * *
    SM
    1) (=hálito) breath
    2) (=respiración)

    contener el aliento — to hold one's breath

    dar los últimos alientos — liter to breathe one's last liter

    faltar el aliento, me falta el aliento — I'm out of breath

    recobrar o recuperar el aliento — to get one's breath back

    tomar aliento, paró, tomó aliento y continuó hablando — he stopped to get his breath back, then went on talking

    3) frm (=ánimo) courage, spirit
    4) (=tono)

    una novela de hondo aliento patriótico — a novel with a deeply patriotic spirit, a profoundly patriotic novel

    * * *
    1)
    a) (respiración, aire) breath

    sin aliento — out of breath, breathless

    b) ( aire espirado) breath
    c) ( inspiración) inspiration
    2) (ánimo, valor)
    * * *
    = breath.
    Ex. The energy comes from the diaphragm, which propels the breath like stones from a catapult so that the words are lobbed from speaker to listener.
    ----
    * aguantar el aliento = hold + Posesivo + breath.
    * contener el aliento = hold + Posesivo + breath.
    * dejar a Alguien sin aliento = leave + Nombre + breathless, leave + Nombre + speechless.
    * falto de aliento = breathless.
    * grito de aliento = cheer.
    * mal aliento = bad breath.
    * palabras de aliento = pep talk.
    * Posesivo + último aliento = Posesivo + last breath.
    * quedarse sin aliento = run out of + breath.
    * recuperar el aliento = catch + Posesivo + breath.
    * sin aliento = breathlessly, breathless.
    * tomar aliento = draw + a breath.
    * * *
    1)
    a) (respiración, aire) breath

    sin aliento — out of breath, breathless

    b) ( aire espirado) breath
    c) ( inspiración) inspiration
    2) (ánimo, valor)
    * * *

    Ex: The energy comes from the diaphragm, which propels the breath like stones from a catapult so that the words are lobbed from speaker to listener.

    * aguantar el aliento = hold + Posesivo + breath.
    * contener el aliento = hold + Posesivo + breath.
    * dejar a Alguien sin aliento = leave + Nombre + breathless, leave + Nombre + speechless.
    * falto de aliento = breathless.
    * grito de aliento = cheer.
    * mal aliento = bad breath.
    * palabras de aliento = pep talk.
    * Posesivo + último aliento = Posesivo + last breath.
    * quedarse sin aliento = run out of + breath.
    * recuperar el aliento = catch + Posesivo + breath.
    * sin aliento = breathlessly, breathless.
    * tomar aliento = draw + a breath.

    * * *
    A
    1 (respiración, aire) breath
    el esfuerzo lo dejó sin aliento he was really out of breath o breathless from the effort
    al llegar a la cima le faltaba el aliento by the time he reached the summit he was out of breath o short of breath
    tomó aliento antes de subir otro tramo de escaleras she stopped to catch her breath o to get her breath back before climbing the next flight of stairs
    recuperar el aliento to get one's breath back
    tiene mal aliento she's got bad breath
    su aliento olía a alcohol his breath smelled of alcohol, there was alcohol on his breath
    le huele el aliento his breath smells
    3 (inspiración) inspiration
    cuentos de aliento gótico tales with a Gothic flavor
    B
    (ánimo, valor): darle aliento a algn to encourage sb
    aquellas palabras me dieron aliento para seguir adelante those words gave me the strength to carry on
    ni siquiera esta enfermedad ha logrado quitarle el aliento not even this illness has managed to break his spirit
    ya no existe ese gran aliento inversor there is no longer that great enthusiasm for investment
    * * *

     

    Del verbo alentar: ( conjugate alentar)

    aliento es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    Multiple Entries:
    alentar    
    aliento
    alentar ( conjugate alentar) verbo transitivo

    jugador/equipoto cheer … on
    b)esperanza/ilusión to cherish

    aliento sustantivo masculino
    1
    a) (respiración, aire) breath;




    2 (ánimo, valor):

    alentar vtr fig to encourage
    aliento sustantivo masculino
    1 breath: estoy sin aliento, I'm out of breath
    figurado la noticia me dejó sin aliento, the news took my breath away
    2 (ánimo) encouragement: mi marido me dio aliento para conseguir mis metas, my husband gave me the support I needed to achieve my goals
    ' aliento' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    empañar
    - recobrar
    - resuello
    - ánimo
    - bocanada
    - vaho
    English:
    breath
    - breathless
    - encouragement
    - out of
    - pause
    - puffed
    - sweeten
    - wind
    * * *
    nm
    1. [respiración] breath;
    cobrar aliento to catch one's breath;
    nos dejó sin aliento it left us breathless o out of breath;
    me falta el aliento I'm out of breath
    2. [aire que sale de boca] breath;
    mal aliento bad breath;
    le huele el aliento his breath smells;
    le huele el aliento a tabaco his breath smells of cigarettes;
    le olía el aliento a whisky he had whisky on his breath
    3. [ánimo]
    el premio le dio aliento para seguir con su trabajo the prize encouraged her to continue with her work;
    el aliento del público impulsó al equipo the crowd's enthusiastic support spurred the team on
    4. [inspiración] inspiration;
    una novela de aliento épico a novel of epic sweep
    * * *
    m
    1 breath;
    mal aliento bad breath;
    cobrar aliento catch one’s breath, get one’s breath back;
    perder el aliento be out of breath, be breathless;
    cortar el aliento a alguien take s.o.’s breath away;
    sin aliento breathless, out of breath;
    que quita el aliento breathtaking;
    hasta el último aliento to his/her dying day
    2 fig
    encouragement
    * * *
    1) : breath
    2) : courage, strength
    3)
    dar aliento a : to encourage
    * * *
    aliento n breath

    Spanish-English dictionary > aliento

  • 2 ansia

    f.
    1 longing, yearning.
    2 anxiousness.
    ansias sickness, nausea (náuseas)
    3 desire, anxiety, eagerness, expectancy.
    * * *
    (Takes el in singular)
    1 (ansiedad) anxiety; (angustia) anguish
    2 (deseo) eagerness, longing, yearning
    3 MEDICINA sick feeling
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=anhelo) yearning, longing

    ansia de libertad/amor — yearning o longing for freedom/love

    ansia de poder/riqueza/conocimiento/aventura — thirst for power/wealth/knowledge/adventure

    tenía ansias de verlahe was yearning o longing to see her

    2) (=ansiedad) anxiety, worry; (=angustia) anguish
    3) pl ansias (=náuseas) nausea sing

    tener ansiasto feel sick o nauseous

    * * *
    femenino‡
    a) ( avidez)

    ansia de algode paz/libertad longing for something, yearning for something

    sus ansias de poderher thirst o craving for power

    sentir ansia de hacer algoto long o yearn to do something

    b) (Psic) anxiety
    c) ansias femenino plural (Col, Ven fam) ( náuseas) nausea
    * * *
    = yearning, craving, thirst, eagerness, uneasiness.
    Ex. A flood of feeling welled up in him about life and death and beauty and suffering and transitoriness and the yearning of his unsatisfied soul for a happiness not to be found on earth which poured out in 'Ode to a Nightingale'.
    Ex. The craving for data to document the status and excellence of library service is very real.
    Ex. The thirst grew not just for preservation but for circulation of stories that gave meaning to life and coherence to communities.
    Ex. The sense of alienation that had evolved over 50 years has gradually given way to a spirit of teamwork and eagerness to learn.
    Ex. Uneasiness evidenced by some inquirers at the reference desk seems to stem from unfamiliarity with the personnel and service, and a fear of appearing ignorant.
    ----
    * ansia de aventura = thirst for adventure.
    * ansia de saber = thirst for knowledge.
    * ansias de = hunger for, lust for, greed for.
    * ansias de cambiar de sitio = itchy feet.
    * ansias de conocer mundo = wanderlust.
    * ansias de matar = bloodlust.
    * ansias de viajar = itchy feet.
    * con ansias de conquistar el mundo = world-conquering.
    * con ansias de leer = reading-desirous.
    * con ansias de poder = power-hungry.
    * tener ansias de = crave for.
    * * *
    femenino‡
    a) ( avidez)

    ansia de algode paz/libertad longing for something, yearning for something

    sus ansias de poderher thirst o craving for power

    sentir ansia de hacer algoto long o yearn to do something

    b) (Psic) anxiety
    c) ansias femenino plural (Col, Ven fam) ( náuseas) nausea
    * * *
    = yearning, craving, thirst, eagerness, uneasiness.

    Ex: A flood of feeling welled up in him about life and death and beauty and suffering and transitoriness and the yearning of his unsatisfied soul for a happiness not to be found on earth which poured out in 'Ode to a Nightingale'.

    Ex: The craving for data to document the status and excellence of library service is very real.
    Ex: The thirst grew not just for preservation but for circulation of stories that gave meaning to life and coherence to communities.
    Ex: The sense of alienation that had evolved over 50 years has gradually given way to a spirit of teamwork and eagerness to learn.
    Ex: Uneasiness evidenced by some inquirers at the reference desk seems to stem from unfamiliarity with the personnel and service, and a fear of appearing ignorant.
    * ansia de aventura = thirst for adventure.
    * ansia de saber = thirst for knowledge.
    * ansias de = hunger for, lust for, greed for.
    * ansias de cambiar de sitio = itchy feet.
    * ansias de conocer mundo = wanderlust.
    * ansias de matar = bloodlust.
    * ansias de viajar = itchy feet.
    * con ansias de conquistar el mundo = world-conquering.
    * con ansias de leer = reading-desirous.
    * con ansias de poder = power-hungry.
    * tener ansias de = crave for.

    * * *
    f‡
    1
    (deseo, avidez): comer/beber con ansia to eat/drink eagerly
    desear algo con ansia to want sth desperately
    ansia DE algo longing FOR sth, yearning FOR sth
    ansia de conocimientos/libertad longing o thirst o yearning for knowledge/freedom
    no lograba satisfacer sus ansias de poder she was unable to satisfy her thirst o lust o craving for power
    sentía ansias de volver a verla he longed o yearned to see her again
    2 ( Psic) anxiety
    3 ansias fpl (Col, Ven fam) (náuseas) nausea
    * * *

    Del verbo ansiar: ( conjugate ansiar)

    ansia es:

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

    2ª persona singular (tú) imperativo

    Multiple Entries:
    ansia    
    ansiar
    ansia feminine noun taking masculine article in the singular
    a) (avidez, deseo):

    con ansiacomer/beber eagerly;

    ansia de algo ‹de paz/libertad› longing for sth, yearning for sth;

    de poder› thirst for sth, craving for sth;
    sentir ansia de hacer algo to long o yearn to do sth;

    sus ansias de aprendar her eagerness to learn
    b) (Psic) anxiety

    c)

    ansias sustantivo femenino plural (Col, Ven fam) ( náuseas) nausea

    ansiar ( conjugate ansiar) verbo transitivo (liter) ‹libertad/poder to long for, yearn for;

    ansia sustantivo femenino
    1 (deseo) longing, yearning
    2 (intranquilidad, desasosiego) anxiety
    2 Med sick feeling
    ansiar verbo transitivo to long for, yearn for

    ' ansia' also found in these entries:
    English:
    anxiety
    - craving
    - greedy
    - itch
    - lust
    - hunger
    - yearning
    * * *
    1. [afán] longing, yearning;
    tiene ansia de poder she is hungry for power;
    bebía con ansia he drank thirstily;
    las ansias de vivir the will to live;
    las ansias independentistas de la región the region's desire for independence
    2. [ansiedad] anxiousness;
    [angustia] anguish;
    esperan los resultados con ansia they are anxiously waiting for the results;
    no pases ansia, todo saldrá bien don't worry o be anxious, it will all turn out all right in the end
    3.
    ansias [náuseas] sickness, nausea
    * * *
    f
    1 yearning;
    ansia de saber thirst for knowledge;
    ansia de poder desire o yearning for power
    2 ( inquietud) anxiety, anxiousness
    3
    :
    ansias pl nausea sg
    * * *
    ansia nf
    1) inquietud: apprehensiveness, uneasiness
    2) angustia: anguish, distress
    3) anhelo: longing, yearning
    * * *
    ansia n (anhelo) longing / desire

    Spanish-English dictionary > ansia

  • 3 cuenta la leyenda que

    = legend has it that, as legend goes
    Ex. Legend has it that he sold his soul to the devil so that he could play anything.
    Ex. As legend goes Cortes was greeted by natives that gave him a sackful of cacao beans in exchange for some of his own merchandise.
    * * *
    = legend has it that, as legend goes

    Ex: Legend has it that he sold his soul to the devil so that he could play anything.

    Ex: As legend goes Cortes was greeted by natives that gave him a sackful of cacao beans in exchange for some of his own merchandise.

    Spanish-English dictionary > cuenta la leyenda que

  • 4 dar sentido a la vida

    (v.) = give + meaning to life
    Ex. The thirst grew not just for preservation but for circulation of stories that gave meaning to life and coherence to communities.
    * * *
    (v.) = give + meaning to life

    Ex: The thirst grew not just for preservation but for circulation of stories that gave meaning to life and coherence to communities.

    Spanish-English dictionary > dar sentido a la vida

  • 5 delatarse

    1 to give oneself away
    * * *
    VPR to give o.s. away
    * * *
    (v.) = give + Reflexivo + away
    Ex. Abbott grew just a bit too cocky and started sending the cops 'souvenirs' of his heists, then made an unfortunate little slip that gave himself away.
    * * *
    (v.) = give + Reflexivo + away

    Ex: Abbott grew just a bit too cocky and started sending the cops 'souvenirs' of his heists, then made an unfortunate little slip that gave himself away.

    * * *
    vpr
    to give oneself away
    * * *
    v/r give o.s. away

    Spanish-English dictionary > delatarse

  • 6 deseo

    m.
    1 desire.
    arder en deseos de hacer algo to be burning with desire to do something
    2 wish (anhelo).
    se cumplió mi deseo my wish came true, I got my wish
    pedir/conceder un deseo to ask for/grant a wish
    tus deseos son órdenes your wish is my command
    buenos deseos good intentions
    con mis/nuestros mejores deseos (with my/our) best wishes (en carta, obsequio)
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: desear.
    * * *
    1 wish, desire
    \
    formular un deseo to make a wish
    tener deseo de algo to wish something
    tengo muchos deseos de que llegue el verano I wish summer would come, I'm longing for the summer
    buenos deseos good intentions
    * * *
    noun m.
    desire, wish
    * * *
    SM
    1) (=anhelo) desire, wish

    mi mayor deseo es encontrar un trabajomy dearest wish o greatest desire is to find a job

    tengo deseos de verla — I yearn to see her, I'm longing to see her

    ardo en deseos de conocerlaliter I have a burning desire to meet her

    2) (=cosa deseada) wish

    pedir o formular un deseo — to make a wish

    3) (tb: deseo sexual) desire
    * * *
    a) ( anhelo) wish

    tus deseos son órdenes para mí — (fr hecha) your wish is my command (set phrase)

    deseos de algo: con mis mejores deseos de felicidad/éxito wishing you every happiness/success; ardía en deseos de verla — (liter) he had a burning desire to see her

    b) ( apetito sexual) desire
    * * *
    = appetite, desire, want, will, willingness, wish, craving, urge, thirst, yearning.
    Ex. We need to know what and how consumers' information appetites have changed.
    Ex. Equally important was the desire to achieve a single text.
    Ex. Several possible rules governing the reference interview are examined; one calls for inquiry into client's underlying wants, 'the face value rule', another for inquiry into underlying needs, 'the purpose rule'.
    Ex. 'I only wanted to write an interesting tale,' he will say, ignoring that the interest of a story almost always comes from seeing the human will in action -- against chaos or against order.
    Ex. The basic answer is a willingness to divert the resources to do it, and the ability to find the resources.
    Ex. On Carmichael's face came the look of one who sees the immediate fulfillment of a wish.
    Ex. The craving for data to document the status and excellence of library service is very real.
    Ex. The urge to mechanize paper-making came at first as much from the papermakers' desire to free themselves from dependence upon their skilled but rebellious workmen as from the pursuit of production economies.
    Ex. The thirst grew not just for preservation but for circulation of stories that gave meaning to life and coherence to communities.
    Ex. A flood of feeling welled up in him about life and death and beauty and suffering and transitoriness and the yearning of his unsatisfied soul for a happiness not to be found on earth which poured out in 'Ode to a Nightingale'.
    ----
    * amoldarse al deseo de Alguien = bend itself to + Posesivo + will.
    * contra el deseo de Alguien = against + Posesivo + will.
    * deseo de = hunger for, lust for, greed for.
    * deseo de aventura = thirst for adventure.
    * deseo de cooperación = engagement.
    * deseo de matar = bloodlust.
    * deseo explícito = explicit wish.
    * deseo + hacerse realidad = wish + come true.
    * deseo inconsciente de morir = death-wish.
    * deseo por aprender = thirst for knowledge.
    * deseo sexual = lust, sexual desire.
    * despertar el deseo = arouse + hunger.
    * expresar los deseos de uno = make + Posesivo + wishes known.
    * falta de deseo = unwillingness.
    * fuente de los deseos = wishing well.
    * hacer realidad una deseo = fulfil + Posesivo + wish.
    * lista de deseos = wish list.
    * pedir un deseo = make + a wish, mounting problems.
    * pozo de los deseos = wishing well.
    * quitar el deseo = suffocate + desire.
    * satisfacer el deseo = satisfy + appetite.
    * satisfacer el deseo de Uno por = indulge + Posesivo + taste for.
    * sentir el deseo de = have + an/the inclination to, get + the urge to.
    * * *
    a) ( anhelo) wish

    tus deseos son órdenes para mí — (fr hecha) your wish is my command (set phrase)

    deseos de algo: con mis mejores deseos de felicidad/éxito wishing you every happiness/success; ardía en deseos de verla — (liter) he had a burning desire to see her

    b) ( apetito sexual) desire
    * * *
    = appetite, desire, want, will, willingness, wish, craving, urge, thirst, yearning.

    Ex: We need to know what and how consumers' information appetites have changed.

    Ex: Equally important was the desire to achieve a single text.
    Ex: Several possible rules governing the reference interview are examined; one calls for inquiry into client's underlying wants, 'the face value rule', another for inquiry into underlying needs, 'the purpose rule'.
    Ex: 'I only wanted to write an interesting tale,' he will say, ignoring that the interest of a story almost always comes from seeing the human will in action -- against chaos or against order.
    Ex: The basic answer is a willingness to divert the resources to do it, and the ability to find the resources.
    Ex: On Carmichael's face came the look of one who sees the immediate fulfillment of a wish.
    Ex: The craving for data to document the status and excellence of library service is very real.
    Ex: The urge to mechanize paper-making came at first as much from the papermakers' desire to free themselves from dependence upon their skilled but rebellious workmen as from the pursuit of production economies.
    Ex: The thirst grew not just for preservation but for circulation of stories that gave meaning to life and coherence to communities.
    Ex: A flood of feeling welled up in him about life and death and beauty and suffering and transitoriness and the yearning of his unsatisfied soul for a happiness not to be found on earth which poured out in 'Ode to a Nightingale'.
    * amoldarse al deseo de Alguien = bend itself to + Posesivo + will.
    * contra el deseo de Alguien = against + Posesivo + will.
    * deseo de = hunger for, lust for, greed for.
    * deseo de aventura = thirst for adventure.
    * deseo de cooperación = engagement.
    * deseo de matar = bloodlust.
    * deseo explícito = explicit wish.
    * deseo + hacerse realidad = wish + come true.
    * deseo inconsciente de morir = death-wish.
    * deseo por aprender = thirst for knowledge.
    * deseo sexual = lust, sexual desire.
    * despertar el deseo = arouse + hunger.
    * expresar los deseos de uno = make + Posesivo + wishes known.
    * falta de deseo = unwillingness.
    * fuente de los deseos = wishing well.
    * hacer realidad una deseo = fulfil + Posesivo + wish.
    * lista de deseos = wish list.
    * pedir un deseo = make + a wish, mounting problems.
    * pozo de los deseos = wishing well.
    * quitar el deseo = suffocate + desire.
    * satisfacer el deseo = satisfy + appetite.
    * satisfacer el deseo de Uno por = indulge + Posesivo + taste for.
    * sentir el deseo de = have + an/the inclination to, get + the urge to.

    * * *
    1 (anhelo) wish
    el hada le concedió tres deseos the fairy granted him three wishes
    formular un deseo to make a wish
    que se hagan realidad or que se cumplan todos tus deseos may all your wishes come true
    tus deseos son órdenes para mí ( fr hecha); your wish is my command ( set phrase)
    se procedió según su deseo everything was done according to his wishes
    su último deseo fue que lo enterrasen allí his dying o last wish was to be buried there
    deseos DE algo:
    con mis mejores deseos de felicidad/éxito wishing you every happiness/success
    deseos DE + INF:
    ardía en deseos de verla ( liter); he had a burning desire to see her
    la satisfacción del deseo the satisfaction of desire
    * * *

     

    Del verbo desear: ( conjugate desear)

    deseo es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    deseó es:

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

    Multiple Entries:
    desear    
    deseo
    desear ( conjugate desear) verbo transitivo
    1suerte/éxito/felicidad to wish;

    2 ( querer):

    las tan deseadas vacaciones the long-awaited holidays;
    lo que más deseo es … my greatest wish is …;
    si tú lo deseas if you want to;
    deseoía una respuesta ahora I would like a reply now;
    está deseando verte he's really looking forward to seeing you;
    ¿desea que se lo envuelva? (frml) would you like me to wrap it for you?
    3 persona to desire, want
    deseo sustantivo masculino
    a) ( anhelo) wish;



    desear verbo transitivo
    1 (anhelar, querer con intensidad) to desire: estoy deseando verte, I'm looking forward to seeing you
    te deseo lo mejor, I wish you all the best
    (suerte, felicidad, etc) to wish: os deseo unas felices vacaciones, have a good holiday
    2 (sexualmente) to desire, want
    3 frml (querer) to want: ¿desea usted algo, caballero?, can I help you, Sir?
    deseo ver al director, I would like to see the manager
    ♦ Locuciones: deja mucho/bastante que desear, it leaves a lot to be desired
    deseo sustantivo masculino
    1 wish
    2 (sexual, pasional) desire
    deseos de venganza, desire for revenge
    ♦ Locuciones: arder en deseos, to yearn for
    ' deseo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abrigar
    - ansia
    - aspiración
    - capricho
    - carnal
    - conceder
    - cumplir
    - cumplirse
    - desear
    - formular
    - gana
    - hambre
    - impulso
    - pretensión
    - provocar
    - prurito
    - que
    - rabiar
    - realizar
    - saciar
    - satisfacción
    - sed
    - si
    - sucumbir
    - sueño
    - voluntad
    - ardiente
    - avivar
    - excitar
    - felicitación
    - feliz
    - ferviente
    - insatisfecho
    - irrealizable
    - irresistible
    - mejor
    - querer
    - viveza
    - vivo
    English:
    anxiety
    - appetite
    - ardent
    - death wish
    - desire
    - every
    - express
    - get-well card
    - indulge
    - indulgence
    - intense
    - longing
    - lust
    - overwhelming
    - sexual
    - uncontrollable
    - unvoiced
    - wish
    * * *
    deseo nm
    1. [pasión] desire;
    no sentía ningún deseo por él she felt no desire for him
    2. [anhelo] wish;
    piensa un deseo y sopla las velas think of a wish and blow out the candles;
    expresó su deseo de paz para la región he expressed his desire for peace in the region;
    buenos deseos good intentions;
    con mis/nuestros mejores deseos [en carta, obsequio] (with my/our) best wishes;
    conceder un deseo to grant a wish;
    se cumplió mi deseo my wish came true, I got my wish;
    formular un deseo to make a wish;
    pedir un deseo to ask for a wish;
    Formal
    por deseo expreso de… at the express wish of…;
    su último deseo fue… his last wish was…;
    su último deseo fue que la casa nunca se vendiera her last o dying wish was that the house should never be sold;
    tus deseos son órdenes your wish is my command
    * * *
    m wish
    * * *
    deseo nm
    : wish, desire
    * * *
    deseo n wish [pl. wishes]

    Spanish-English dictionary > deseo

  • 7 erizar

    v.
    1 to cause to stand on end.
    2 to make bristle, to rough up, to set on end, to bristle.
    * * *
    1 (pelo - animal) to bristle; (- persona) make stand on end
    1 (pelo - de animal) to bristle; (- de persona) to stand on end
    * * *
    1. VT
    1)

    el gato erizó el pelo — the cat bristled, the cat's hair stood on end

    2) [+ asunto] to complicate, surround with difficulties
    2.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    a) <pelo/vello> to make... stand on end
    b) (AmL) < persona>
    2.
    erizarse v pron
    a) pelo to stand on end
    b) (AmL) persona to get goose bumps (AmE) o (BrE) goose pimples (colloq)
    * * *
    ----
    * erizar la crin = raise + Posesivo + hackles.
    * erizar los pelos = bristle.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    a) <pelo/vello> to make... stand on end
    b) (AmL) < persona>
    2.
    erizarse v pron
    a) pelo to stand on end
    b) (AmL) persona to get goose bumps (AmE) o (BrE) goose pimples (colloq)
    * * *
    * erizar la crin = raise + Posesivo + hackles.
    * erizar los pelos = bristle.
    * * *
    erizar [A4 ]
    vt
    1 ‹pelo/vello› to make … stand on end
    2
    ( AmL) ‹persona› ese ruido me eriza that noise sets my teeth on edge
    1 «pelo» to stand on end
    2 ( AmL) «persona» to get goose-bumps ( AmE) o ( BrE) goose-pimples ( colloq)
    * * *

    erizar ( conjugate erizar) verbo transitivopelo/velloto make … stand on end
    erizarse verbo pronominal [ pelo] to stand on end
    erizar verbo transitivo (pelo, púas) to make stand on end
    ' erizar' also found in these entries:
    English:
    ruffle
    - puff
    * * *
    vt
    1. [levantar]
    eso me erizó el vello [por excitación] that made the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end;
    [por miedo] that made my hair stand on end; [por frío] that gave me goosepimples
    2. Am [irritar]
    ese chirrido me eriza that screeching sets my teeth on edge

    Spanish-English dictionary > erizar

  • 8 ganas

    f.pl.
    desire.
    pres.indicat.
    2nd person singular (tú) present indicative of spanish verb: ganar.
    * * *
    = urge, thirst.
    Ex. The urge to mechanize paper-making came at first as much from the papermakers' desire to free themselves from dependence upon their skilled but rebellious workmen as from the pursuit of production economies.
    Ex. The thirst grew not just for preservation but for circulation of stories that gave meaning to life and coherence to communities.
    ----
    * con ganas = with gusto.
    * con ganas de pelear = on the warpath.
    * dar de mala gana = begrudge, grudge.
    * de mala gana = reluctantly, grudgingly, grudging, begrudgingly, unwillingly.
    * ganas de aventura = thirst for adventure.
    * ganas de comer = appetite.
    * hacer lo que a Uno le de la gana = get away with + murder.
    * juntarse el hambre con las ganas de comer = made for each other, be two of a kind, be a right pair.
    * no tener ganas = can't/couldn't be bothered, can't/couldn't be bothered.
    * no tener ganas de comer = be off + Posesivo + food, be off + Posesivo + oats.
    * quitar las ganas de = kill + the momentum.
    * sentir las ganas de = get + the urge to.
    * sentir más ganas de hacer Algo = grow in + appetite.
    * sin ganas = half-heartedly.
    * tener ganas de = be keen to, have + an/the inclination to.
    * tener ganas de + Infinitivo = feel like + Gerundio.
    * * *
    = urge, thirst.

    Ex: The urge to mechanize paper-making came at first as much from the papermakers' desire to free themselves from dependence upon their skilled but rebellious workmen as from the pursuit of production economies.

    Ex: The thirst grew not just for preservation but for circulation of stories that gave meaning to life and coherence to communities.
    * con ganas = with gusto.
    * con ganas de pelear = on the warpath.
    * dar de mala gana = begrudge, grudge.
    * de mala gana = reluctantly, grudgingly, grudging, begrudgingly, unwillingly.
    * ganas de aventura = thirst for adventure.
    * ganas de comer = appetite.
    * hacer lo que a Uno le de la gana = get away with + murder.
    * juntarse el hambre con las ganas de comer = made for each other, be two of a kind, be a right pair.
    * no tener ganas = can't/couldn't be bothered, can't/couldn't be bothered.
    * no tener ganas de comer = be off + Posesivo + food, be off + Posesivo + oats.
    * quitar las ganas de = kill + the momentum.
    * sentir las ganas de = get + the urge to.
    * sentir más ganas de hacer Algo = grow in + appetite.
    * sin ganas = half-heartedly.
    * tener ganas de = be keen to, have + an/the inclination to.
    * tener ganas de + Infinitivo = feel like + Gerundio.

    * * *
    ganas npl
    tener ganas to feel like [pt. & pp. felt]
    ¿tienes ganas de salir? do you feel like going out?

    Spanish-English dictionary > ganas

  • 9 grano de cacao

    (n.) = cacao bean, cocoa bean
    Ex. As legend goes Cortes was greeted by natives that gave him a sackful of cacao beans in exchange for some of his own merchandise.
    Ex. Chocolate comes from the equatorial cacao tree's unassuming cocoa beans.
    * * *
    (n.) = cacao bean, cocoa bean

    Ex: As legend goes Cortes was greeted by natives that gave him a sackful of cacao beans in exchange for some of his own merchandise.

    Ex: Chocolate comes from the equatorial cacao tree's unassuming cocoa beans.

    Spanish-English dictionary > grano de cacao

  • 10 haba de cacao

    (n.) = cacao bean, cocoa bean
    Ex. As legend goes Cortes was greeted by natives that gave him a sackful of cacao beans in exchange for some of his own merchandise.
    Ex. Chocolate comes from the equatorial cacao tree's unassuming cocoa beans.
    * * *
    (n.) = cacao bean, cocoa bean

    Ex: As legend goes Cortes was greeted by natives that gave him a sackful of cacao beans in exchange for some of his own merchandise.

    Ex: Chocolate comes from the equatorial cacao tree's unassuming cocoa beans.

    Spanish-English dictionary > haba de cacao

  • 11 pauta

    f.
    1 standard, model (modelo).
    seguir una pauta to follow an example
    2 guideline.
    3 pattern, customary or habitual practice.
    pres.indicat.
    3rd person singular (él/ella/ello) present indicative of spanish verb: pautar.
    imperat.
    2nd person singular (tú) Imperative of Spanish verb: pautar.
    * * *
    1 (norma) rule, guideline; (modelo) model, pattern
    3 MÚSICA staff
    \
    marcar la pauta to set the standard, establish the guidelines
    pauta de comportamiento standard of behaviour
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=modelo) model; (=guía) guideline; (=regla) rule, guide

    París marca la pauta de la moda en todo el mundoParis sets the trend o the standard for fashion all over the world

    2) [en papel] lines pl
    * * *
    1) ( guía) guideline

    pautas de comportamientorules o norms of behavior

    2) ( de un papel) lines (pl); ( pentagrama) (Chi) stave, staff
    * * *
    = guideline, pattern.
    Ex. It should be noted that the present guidelines are intended to govern the display of authority and reference entries in print and micro-print only.
    Ex. In the same way that citation orders may have more or less theoretical foundations, equally reference generation may follow a predetermined pattern.
    ----
    * marcar la pauta en = lead + the way in.
    * marcar las pautas = set + the tone, establish + the tone.
    * pautas a seguir = best practices, lessons learned [lessons learnt].
    * pautas de actuación = best practices.
    * * *
    1) ( guía) guideline

    pautas de comportamientorules o norms of behavior

    2) ( de un papel) lines (pl); ( pentagrama) (Chi) stave, staff
    * * *
    = guideline, pattern.

    Ex: It should be noted that the present guidelines are intended to govern the display of authority and reference entries in print and micro-print only.

    Ex: In the same way that citation orders may have more or less theoretical foundations, equally reference generation may follow a predetermined pattern.
    * marcar la pauta en = lead + the way in.
    * marcar las pautas = set + the tone, establish + the tone.
    * pautas a seguir = best practices, lessons learned [lessons learnt].
    * pautas de actuación = best practices.

    * * *
    A (norma, guía) guideline
    establecieron las pautas a seguir they established the guidelines o criteria to be followed
    las pautas de comportamiento que les fueron inculcadas the rules o norms of behavior that were instilled in them
    marcó pautas que muchos otros escritores siguieron he established guidelines o a model which many other writers followed
    eso me dio la pauta de lo que había pasado that gave me a clue as to what had happened
    B
    1 (de un papel) lines (pl)
    2
    ( Esp) tb pauta de libro bookmark
    C ( Chi) (pentagrama) stave, staff
    * * *

     

    Del verbo pautar: ( conjugate pautar)

    pauta es:

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

    2ª persona singular (tú) imperativo

    Multiple Entries:
    pauta    
    pautar
    pauta sustantivo femenino
    1 ( guía) guideline;
    pautas de comportamiento rules o norms of behavior

    2 ( de un papel) lines (pl)
    pauta sustantivo femenino
    1 (directrices) guidelines pl; dar/marcar la pauta, to set the standard o to set out the guidelines
    2 (líneas sobre papel) lines
    ' pauta' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    guía
    English:
    guideline
    - norm
    - pace
    - pattern
    - serve
    - set
    - standard
    - trend
    - vein
    - guide
    * * *
    pauta nf
    1. [modelo] standard, model;
    dar o [m5] marcar la pauta to set the standard;
    seguir una pauta to follow an example
    2. [en un papel] guideline
    * * *
    f guideline;
    marcar la pauta set the guidelines
    * * *
    pauta nf
    1) : rule, guideline
    2) : lines pl (on paper)

    Spanish-English dictionary > pauta

  • 12 según cuenta la leyenda

    = legend has it that, as legend goes
    Ex. Legend has it that he sold his soul to the devil so that he could play anything.
    Ex. As legend goes Cortes was greeted by natives that gave him a sackful of cacao beans in exchange for some of his own merchandise.
    * * *
    = legend has it that, as legend goes

    Ex: Legend has it that he sold his soul to the devil so that he could play anything.

    Ex: As legend goes Cortes was greeted by natives that gave him a sackful of cacao beans in exchange for some of his own merchandise.

    Spanish-English dictionary > según cuenta la leyenda

  • 13 según la leyenda

    = as legend goes, legend has it that
    Ex. As legend goes Cortes was greeted by natives that gave him a sackful of cacao beans in exchange for some of his own merchandise.
    Ex. Legend has it that he sold his soul to the devil so that he could play anything.
    * * *
    = as legend goes, legend has it that

    Ex: As legend goes Cortes was greeted by natives that gave him a sackful of cacao beans in exchange for some of his own merchandise.

    Ex: Legend has it that he sold his soul to the devil so that he could play anything.

    Spanish-English dictionary > según la leyenda

  • 14 semilla de cacao

    (n.) = cacao bean, cacao seed, cocoa bean
    Ex. As legend goes Cortes was greeted by natives that gave him a sackful of cacao beans in exchange for some of his own merchandise.
    Ex. Real chocolate is a cocoa paste made from cacao seeds.
    Ex. Chocolate comes from the equatorial cacao tree's unassuming cocoa beans.
    * * *
    (n.) = cacao bean, cacao seed, cocoa bean

    Ex: As legend goes Cortes was greeted by natives that gave him a sackful of cacao beans in exchange for some of his own merchandise.

    Ex: Real chocolate is a cocoa paste made from cacao seeds.
    Ex: Chocolate comes from the equatorial cacao tree's unassuming cocoa beans.

    Spanish-English dictionary > semilla de cacao

  • 15 vérsele a Alguien el plumero

    (v.) = give + Reflexivo + away
    Ex. Abbott grew just a bit too cocky and started sending the cops 'souvenirs' of his heists, then made an unfortunate little slip that gave himself away.
    * * *
    (v.) = give + Reflexivo + away

    Ex: Abbott grew just a bit too cocky and started sending the cops 'souvenirs' of his heists, then made an unfortunate little slip that gave himself away.

    Spanish-English dictionary > vérsele a Alguien el plumero

  • 16 Biblia

    f.
    Bible.
    * * *
    1 Bible
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    - es la Biblia en verso
    * * *
    femenino bible
    * * *
    ----
    * Biblia, la = Bible, the.
    * papel de biblia = Bible paper.
    * * *
    femenino bible
    * * *
    la Biblia
    = Bible, the

    Ex: A harmony is an arrangement of passages of the Bible on the same topic into parallel columns so that similarities and differences are readily compared.

    * Biblia, la = Bible, the.
    * papel de biblia = Bible paper.
    * * *
    bible
    la Biblia the Bible
    es la nueva biblia de los intelectuales peruanos it is the new bible for Peruvian intellectuals
    la biblia en verso ( fam): nos contó la biblia en verso she gave us a blow-by-blow account, she told us about it in minute detail
    pregúntale a él que se sabe la biblia en verso ask him, he knows about absolutely everything
    * * *

    Multiple Entries:
    Biblia    
    biblia
    biblia sustantivo femenino
    bible;

    Biblia sustantivo femenino Bible

    ' biblia' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    Biblia
    English:
    according
    - Armageddon
    - Bible
    - Holy Bible
    - verse
    - holy
    - quote
    * * *
    biblia nf
    Bible;
    Fam
    la Biblia en verso: ser la Biblia en verso to be endless;
    me contó la Biblia en verso she told me a story that went on and on;
    vinieron mis tíos y primos, la Biblia en verso all my uncles and cousins came, the whole crowd turned up
    * * *
    f Bible
    * * *
    biblia nf
    1) : bible
    2)
    la Biblia : the Bible
    * * *
    Biblia n Bible

    Spanish-English dictionary > Biblia

  • 17 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
    ————————
    A
    1 ( Alteza) Highness; (abreviatura) H
    ————————
    A
    1 ( autopista) motorway; (abreviatura) M
    ————————
    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.
    ----
    * 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

    * * *
    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

  • 18 a costa de

    (aprovechándose) at the expense of 2 (a base de) by, by dint of, by means of
    * * *
    = at the cost of, at the expense of, at + Nombre's + expense, at cost of
    Ex. In contrast to higher specificity, higher exhaustivity increases precision at the cost of impaired recall.
    Ex. Uneven allocation will lead to some subjects having relatively short notation at the expense of others with relatively long notation.
    Ex. It is true that the newspapers sensationalized some of the Community's absurdities and gave prominence to the unpopular practice of disposing of surplus food at taxpayers' expense.
    Ex. Militarization could come at cost of regional stability.
    * * *
    = at the cost of, at the expense of, at + Nombre's + expense, at cost of

    Ex: In contrast to higher specificity, higher exhaustivity increases precision at the cost of impaired recall.

    Ex: Uneven allocation will lead to some subjects having relatively short notation at the expense of others with relatively long notation.
    Ex: It is true that the newspapers sensationalized some of the Community's absurdities and gave prominence to the unpopular practice of disposing of surplus food at taxpayers' expense.
    Ex: Militarization could come at cost of regional stability.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a costa de

  • 19 a discreción

    adv.
    at one's discretion, ad lib, at will.
    * * *
    (a voluntad) at one's discretion 2 (sin límite) in great amounts
    * * *
    = at will, no holds barred
    Ex. Once having got into the system, he or she can switch from database to database at will.
    Ex. He has demanded a ' no holds barred' investigation of the causes of the electrical power blackout that crippled New York last week.
    * * *
    = at will, no holds barred

    Ex: Once having got into the system, he or she can switch from database to database at will.

    Ex: He has demanded a ' no holds barred' investigation of the causes of the electrical power blackout that crippled New York last week.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a discreción

  • 20 a expensas de

    at the expense of
    * * *
    = at the expense of, at + Nombre's + expense
    Ex. Uneven allocation will lead to some subjects having relatively short notation at the expense of others with relatively long notation.
    Ex. It is true that the newspapers sensationalized some of the Community's absurdities and gave prominence to the unpopular practice of disposing of surplus food at taxpayers' expense.
    * * *
    = at the expense of, at + Nombre's + expense

    Ex: Uneven allocation will lead to some subjects having relatively short notation at the expense of others with relatively long notation.

    Ex: It is true that the newspapers sensationalized some of the Community's absurdities and gave prominence to the unpopular practice of disposing of surplus food at taxpayers' expense.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a expensas de

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