Translation: from spanish

whither

  • 1 a

    prep.
    1 to.
    voy a Madrid I'm going to Madrid
    me voy al extranjero I'm going abroad
    llegó a Buenos Aires/a la fiesta he arrived in Buenos Aires/at the party
    2 at (moment).
    a las siete at seven o'clock
    a los once años at the age of eleven
    al caer la noche at nightfall
    al oír la noticia se desmayó on hearing the news, she fainted
    Llegué al amanecer I arrived at dawn.
    3 per, every (frecuency).
    40 horas a la semana 40 hours per o a week
    tres veces al día three times a day
    4 to.
    dáselo a Ricardo give it to Ricardo
    dile a Ricardo que venga tell Ricardo to come
    5 to.
    entró a pagar he came in to pay
    aprender a nadar to learn to swim
    6 by, about to, for.
    * * *
    A, a
    nombre femenino (pl as o aes)
    1 (la letra) A, a
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    A
    1 ( Alteza) Highness; (abreviatura) H
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    A
    1 ( autopista) motorway; (abreviatura) M
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    A
    1 ( amperio) ampere, amp; (símbolo) A
    * * *
    prep.
    1) to
    2) into
    3) in
    4) at
    5) on
    6) with
    * * *
    SF = a (=letra) A, a
    * * *
    a femenino (pl aes) ( read as [a]) the letter A, a
    * * *
    = for, per, to.
    Ex. The fine policy matrix corresponds to the loan policy matrix, cell for cell.
    Ex. Indexing can thus be achieved at a detailed level, with often many terms per document, with almost no indexing effort.
    Ex. Accessibility to the documents stored in files is an important factor, so the physical storage is important.
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    * a + Adjetivo + escala = on a + Adjetivo + scale.
    * a alguna parte = someplace.
    * a alta presión = high-pressured, high-pressure.
    * a altas horas de la noche = late at night.
    * a ambas orillas del Atlántico = on both sides of the ocean, on both sides of the Atlantic.
    * a ambos lados de = on either side of.
    * a ambos lados del Altántico = on both sides of the ocean, on both sides of the Atlantic.
    * a ambos lados de + Lugar = on both sides of + Lugar.
    * a años luz de = light years away from.
    * a bajas temperaturas = at low temperature.
    * a bajo coste = low-cost.
    * a bajo costo = low-cost.
    * a bajo nivel = low-level.
    * a bajo precio = lower-cost, at a low price, on the cheap.
    * a base de = in the form of, on a diet of.
    * a base de carne = meaty [meatier -comp., meatiest -sup.].
    * a base de cometer errores = the hard way.
    * a base de errores = the hard way.
    * a boca de jarro = at close range.
    * a bocajarro = point blank.
    * a bombo y platillo = fanfare, with a bang.
    * a bordo = aboard, on board ship.
    * a bordo de = aboard, onboard.
    * a bordo de un barco = shipboard, on board ship.
    * a buen recaudo = in a safe place, in safekeeping.
    * a caballo = on horseback, astride.
    * a caballo entre = astride... and..., midway between.
    * a caballo entre... y... = half way between... and....
    * a caballo regalado no se le mira el diente = never look a gift horse in the mouth.
    * a cada rato = every so often, every now and then, every now and again, every once in a while.
    * a cambio = in return.
    * a cambio de = in exchange for, in return for.
    * a cambio de nada = for nothing.
    * a cántaros = cats and dogs.
    * a cargo = in the saddle.
    * a cargo (de) = charged with, in charge (of), at the helm (of).
    * a cargo de Alguien = under supervision.
    * a cargo de las riendas = in the saddle.
    * a cargo del ayuntamiento = local authority-run.
    * a cargo del gobierno = government-operated, government-run.
    * a cargo de una sola persona = one-man band.
    * a cargo de voluntarios = volunteer-run.
    * a chorros = profusely.
    * a ciegas = blindfold, blindly, blindfolded, in the dark.
    * a ciencia cierta = for sure, for certain.
    * a cierta distancia = some distance away.
    * a cierta distancia de = off.
    * a cierta distancia de la costa = offshore.
    * a cierta distancia del litoral = offshore.
    * a cobro revertido = reverse charges.
    * a color = multi-colour [multi-color -USA].
    * a comienzos de + Expresión Temporal = early + Expresión Temporal, the.
    * a comienzos de + Fecha = in the early + Fecha, in the early part of + Fecha.
    * a comienzos de + Período de Tiempo = by the turn of + Período de Tiempo, at the turn of + Período de Tiempo.
    * a conciencia = deliberately, wilfully [willfully, -USA], by design, on purpose.
    * a condición de que + Subjuntivo = provided (that), providing (that), as long as.
    * a contenido enriquecido = content-enriched.
    * a continuación = next, then, in the following, herewith.
    * a continuación se enumeran = given below.
    * a contracorriente = against the grain.
    * a contraluz = against the light.
    * a contrapelo = against the grain, against the nap.
    * a coro = with one voice, in unison.
    * a corto plazo = before very long, short term [short-term], in the short run, short-range, at short notice, in the short term, short-run.
    * a costa de = at the cost of, at the expense of, at + Nombre's + expense, at cost of.
    * a costa de mucho = at (a) great expense.
    * a costa de otro = at someone else's expense.
    * a costa de otros = at other people's expense.
    * a criterio de = at the discretion of.
    * a cualquier hora = anytime, around the clock.
    * a cualquier hora del día o de la noche = at any hour of the day or night, at any time of the day or night.
    * a cualquier precio = at any cost, at all costs, at any price.
    * a cuatro aguas = hipped.
    * a cuatro patas = on all fours, on four legs.
    * a cuenta de = at the expense of.
    * a cuenta de la empresa = at company expense.
    * a cuenta de otro = at someone else's expense.
    * a cuenta de otros = at other people's expense.
    * a cuenta propia = at + Posesivo + expense, at + Posesivo + own expense.
    * a cuerpo de rey = the lap of luxury.
    * a cuestas = in tow.
    * a decir de todos = by all accounts.
    * a decir verdad = to tell the truth, if the truth be known, if the truth be told, in all truth, in truth, fact is, the fact is (that), to be fair.
    * a decir verdad... = the fact of the matter is that....
    * a demanda = pro re nata.
    * a deshora(s) = at odd times, out of hours.
    * a día de hoy = as of today.
    * a diario = every day.
    * a diestro y siniestro = like there's no tomorrow.
    * a dieta = on a diet.
    * a diferencia de = apart from, as opposed to, in contradistinction to, as contrasted with, in contrast (to/with), quite apart from, in sharp contrast (with).
    * a diferencia de + Nombre = unlike + Nombre.
    * a diferentes niveles = multi-tiered [multitiered], multi-tier [multitier].
    * a discreción = at will, no holds barred.
    * a disgusto = unwillingly, reluctantly.
    * a disposición de = at the disposal of.
    * a distancia = remote, remotely, distantly.
    * a doble espacio = double-spaced.
    * a domicilio = domiciliary.
    * ¿a dónde se dirige(n)...? = whither?.
    * ¿a dónde va(n)...? = whither?.
    * ¿a dónde vas? = quo vadis, whither thou goest.
    * a dos niveles = two-tier.
    * a dos velas = skint, penniless, broke.
    * a duras penas = with great difficulty.
    * a efectos de = in terms of, for the purpose of + Nombre.
    * a efectos prácticos = to all intents and purposes, for all practical purposes, for all intents and purposes, to all intents.
    * a él = him.
    * a ellos = them.
    * a escala = drawn-to-scale.
    * a escala industrial = on an industrial scale, industrial-scale.
    * a escala mundial = globally, on a global scale.
    * a escala natural = full-scale.
    * a escondidas = by stealth, stealthily, furtively, on the quiet, on the sly.
    * a eso = thereto.
    * a espaldas de = out of sight of.
    * a estas alturas = by now.
    * a este fin = to this end.
    * a este paso = at this rate.
    * a este respecto = in this respect.
    * a este ritmo = at this rate.
    * a estrenar = brand new.
    * a examen = under the microscope.
    * a excepción de = barring, except for, excepting, other than, with the exception of, short of.
    * a excepción de que = except that.
    * a excepción de uno = with one exception.
    * a expensas de = at the expense of, at + Nombre's + expense.
    * a expensas de otro = at someone else's expense.
    * a expensas de otros = at other people's expense.
    * a + Expresión Temporal = as of + Expresión Temporal.
    * a falta de = for want of, in the absence of, in default of, for lack of, short of.
    * a favor = in favour.
    * a favor de = in favour of.
    * a favor de la decisión personal sobre el aborto = pro-choice.
    * a favor de la esclavitud = pro-slavery.
    * a favor de la raza negra = pro-black [problack].
    * a favor de la vida humana = pro-life.
    * a favor y en contra = pro and con.
    * a + Fecha = as per + Fecha.
    * a finales de = by the end of, at the close of + Expresión Temporal.
    * a finales de + Expresión Temporal = as of late + Expresión Temporal, at the end of + Expresión Temporal, by the close of + Expresión Temporal.
    * a finales de + Fecha = in the late + Fecha, in late + Fecha.
    * a finales de los + Década = late + Década, the.
    * a finales del + Siglo = late + Siglo, late period of + Siglo.
    * a fin de cuentas = at the end of the day, in the end, in the final count, in the grand scheme of things, when all is said and done, after all is said and done.
    * a fondo = fully, thoroughly, full-scale.
    * a fondo perdido = non-refundable.
    * ¡a freír espárragos! = on your bike!.
    * a fuerza de = by dint of.
    * a fuerza de cometer errores = the hard way.
    * a fuerza de errores = the hard way.
    * a gas = gas-powered.
    * a gatas = on all fours.
    * a grandes rasgos = broadly, rough draft.
    * a granel = in bulk.
    * a gran escala = large scale [large-scale], massive, on a wide scale, high-volume, wide-scale, on a broad scale, in a big way, on a grand scale.
    * a gran velocidad = at great speed.
    * a grito limpio = at the top of + Posesivo + voice.
    * a grito pelado = at the top of + Posesivo + voice.
    * a gritos = vociferously.
    * a groso modo = crudely.
    * a grosso modo = roughly, rough draft.
    * a gusto = at ease, at leisure.
    * a gusto de = to the liking of, at the pleasure of.
    * a horcajadas = astride.
    * a hurtadillas = surreptitiously, by stealth, stealthily, furtively, on the sly.
    * a imitación de lo clásico = classicising [classicizing, -USA], classicised [classicized, -USA].
    * a iniciativa de = at the initiative of.
    * a iniciativas del gobierno = government-led.
    * a instancia de = at the urging of.
    * a instancias de = at the instigation of, at the behest of, under the auspices of.
    * a intervalos = at intervals.
    * a intervalos + Adjetivo = at + Adjetivo + intervals.
    * a intervalos semanales = at weekly intervals.
    * a invitación de = at the invitation of.
    * a jabón = soapy [soapier -comp., soapiest -sup.].
    * a juicio = on trial.
    * a juicio público = in the public eye.
    * a juzgar por = to judge by, judging by, judging from.
    * a la acuarela = water-coloured [water-colored, -USA].
    * a la alcaldía = mayoral.
    * a la altura de = of the stature of, equal to.
    * a la altura de la cintura = waist high, waist deep.
    * a la altura de la rodilla = knee-high.
    * a la altura de los hombros = shoulder-high.
    * a la anchura de los hombros = shoulder-width.
    * a la anochecida = at nightfall.
    * a la antigua = old-style.
    * a la antigua usanza = old-style.
    * a la atención de = c/o (care of).
    * a la baja = on the wane.
    * a la brasa = grilled.
    * a la buena de Dios = out in the cold.
    * a la cabeza de = in the forefront of/in.
    * a la caída de la noche = at nightfall, at twilight.
    * a la caída de la tarde = at twilight.
    * a la carta = a la carte.
    * a la defensiva = on the defensive.
    * a la derecha = at the right.
    * a la derecha de = on the right side of, on the right-hand side of.
    * a la deriva = rudderless.
    * a la discreción de = at the discretion of.
    * a la disposición de Alguien = at + Posesivo + disposal.
    * a la expectativa de = on the lookout for, on the alert for.
    * a la + Expresión Temporal = a + Expresión Temporal.
    * a la fuerza = forcefully, of necessity, forcibly, compulsorily.
    * a la fuga = on the run, on the lam.
    * a la hora de + Infinitivo = when it came to + Gerundio, when it comes to + Gerundio.
    * a la hora de la verdad = when push comes to shove, if it comes to the crunch, when it comes to the crunch, when the worst comes to the worst, if the worst comes to the worst, when the crunch comes to the crunch, if the crunch comes to the crunch.
    * a la hora del café = at coffee.
    * a la intemperie = in the open, exposed.
    * a la inversa = mirror-fashion, mirror image, in reverse.
    * a la izquierda = at the left.
    * a la larga = in the long term, over the long term, in the end, eventually, for the long pull, over a period of time, over the long haul, in the far term, ultimately, by and by.
    * a la ligera = lightly.
    * a la luz de = in light of, in the light of.
    * a la luz de la luna = by moonlight, in the moonlight, moonlit.
    * a la luz de las estrellas = by starlight.
    * a la luz de las velas = by candlelight, candlelight, candlelit.
    * a la luz del día = in the light of day.
    * a la luz de una lámpara de gas = by gaslight.
    * a la misma altura que = in the same league as.
    * a la moda = trendy [trendier -comp., trendiest -sup.].
    * a la onda = in the know.
    * a la opinión pública = in the public eye.
    * a la par = in concert, in tandem, neck and neck, in a tandem fashion, in parallel.
    * a la par que = in tandem with, hand in hand (with), as the same time as.
    * a la parrilla = grilled, on the grill.
    * a la perfección = superbly.
    * a la plancha = griddled, on the griddle, on the hotplate.
    * a largo plazo = in the long term, over the long term, long-range, in the long run, long-term, over the long run, over the long haul, long-run, in the far term, far-term.
    * a la salida = on the way out.
    * a la sazón = at that time.
    * a las doce del mediodía = at high noon.
    * a la semana = a week, per week.
    * a las mil maravillas = marvellously [marvelously, -USA], famously, like a house on fire.
    * a la sombra de = in the shadow of.
    * a las puertas de = on the threshold of.
    * a la última = hip [hipper -comp., hippest -sup.], on the fast track, hipped.
    * a la vanguardia = on the cutting edge, on the leading edge, in the fast lane, on the fast track, at the leading edge, on the bleeding edge.
    * a la vanguardia de = in the vanguard of, at the forefront of, in the forefront of/in, at the vanguard of.
    * a la velocidad de la luz = at the speed of light.
    * a la velocidad del rayo = at the speed of lightning.
    * a la velocidad del sonido = at the speed of sound.
    * a la venta = on release.
    * a la vez = at once, at one time, at similar times, at the same time, concurrently, side-by-side, simultaneously, at the same instant, in parallel, in tandem, at the one time, in a tandem fashion, at a time, in unison.
    * a la vez que = hand in hand (with), cum, in conjunction with, in unison with.
    * a la vista = in sight, within sight.
    * a la vista de = in light of, in the light of.
    * a la vuelta de = on the return leg of.
    * a la zaga = not far behind, in tow.
    * al azar = lucky draw, lucky dip.
    * al extremo norte = northernmost.
    * al extremo oeste = westernmost.
    * al hacer esto = in doing so.
    * al norte del estado = upstate.
    * a lo extremo = to the extreme.
    * a lo grande = in a big way, big time, grandly, on a grand scale.
    * a lo hecho, pecho = no use crying over spilt/spilled milk, you've made your bed, now you must lie in it!.
    * a lo largo de = along, down, throughout.
    * a lo largo de + Expresión Temporal = sometime + Expresión Temporal.
    * a lo largo de la historia = over time.
    * a lo largo de la ruta = along the way.
    * a lo largo del tiempo = longitudinal, longitudinally.
    * a lo largo de todo = the entire length of.
    * a lo largo y ancho del país = countrywide [country-wide].
    * a lo largo y ancho de + Lugar = up and down + Lugar.
    * a lo lejos = in the distance.
    * a lo loco = helter-skelter, like there's no tomorrow.
    * a lo máximo = at best, at most, at the most.
    * a lo mejor = perhaps.
    * a lo que salga = come what may.
    * a los ojos de = in the eyes of.
    * a lo sumo = at best, at most, at the most.
    * al otro lado del atlántico = across the pond.
    * al otro lado del charco = across the pond.
    * al otro lado del océano = across the pond.
    * a lo zombi = zombielike.
    * a mano = by hand, manually, nearby [near-by], handy, within reach, within easy reach.
    * a mano alzada = by a show of hands.
    * a mano derecha de = on the right side of, on the right-hand side of.
    * a manojos = by the handful.
    * a manos de = at the hands of.
    * a marchas forzadas = in a rush, against the clock.
    * a mares = cats and dogs.
    * a más largo plazo = longer-term.
    * a más..., más... = the + Comparativo..., the + Comparativo....
    * a más tardar = at the latest.
    * a mata caballo = in a hurry, hurried, hurriedly, helter-skelter.
    * a media asta = at half-mast, at half staff.
    * a mediados de = in the middle decades of.
    * a mediados de + Fecha = in the mid + Fecha.
    * a mediados de semana = midweek.
    * a media jornada = half-time [half time].
    * a media mañana = mid-morning.
    * a medianoche = at midnight.
    * a medias = half-hearted [halfhearted], qualified.
    * a medias entre... y... = betwixt and between.
    * a medida = custom, bespoke.
    * a medida que + avanzar + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * a medida que + avanzar + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * a medida que pasaba el tiempo = as time passed (by), as time went by.
    * a medida que pasa el tiempo = as time passes (by).
    * a medida que pasa + Expresión Temporal = as + Expresión Temporal + go by.
    * a medida que + pasar + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * a medida que + pasar + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * a medida que se necesite = on demand, on request, as required.
    * a medida que + transcurrir + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * a medida que + transcurrir + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * a medio abrir = half-opened.
    * a medio camino = halfway [half-way/half way].
    * a medio comprender = half-understood.
    * a medio formar = half-formed.
    * a medio fuego = medium heat.
    * a medio hacer = halfway done, half done.
    * a medio plazo = medium-term, near-term, in the medium term, in the mid-term, mid-term [midterm].
    * a medio rimar = half-rhymed.
    * a medio vestir = half dressed.
    * a menor escala = at a reduced rate.
    * a menos que = unless, short of.
    * a menudo = oftentimes [often times], ofttimes [oft-times].
    * a merced de = at the mercy of.
    * a mí = me.
    * a mi entender = to my mind.
    * a mi modo de ver = in my books.
    * a mi parecer = to my mind, methinks, in my books.
    * a mitad de = half way through, halfway through.
    * a mitad de camino = halfway [half-way/half way].
    * a mitad de camino entre... y... = midway between, half way between... and....
    * a mitad de camino entre... y... = astride... and....
    * a mitad de precio = at half price.
    * a mí también me gustaría tener la misma oportunidad = turnabout is fair play.
    * a modo de = by way of, in the vein of, as a kind of.
    * a modo de aclaración = in parenthesis, on a sidenote.
    * a modo de advertencia = cautionary.
    * a modo de ejemplo = by way of illustration.
    * a modo de explicación = parenthetically.
    * a modo de ilustración = by way of illustration.
    * a modo de inciso = in passing, by the way of (a) digression.
    * a modo de paréntesis = parenthetical.
    * a modo de prólogo = prefatory.
    * a modo de resumen = wrap-up.
    * a mogollón = aplenty [a-plenty].
    * a montón = aplenty [a-plenty].
    * a montones = in droves, by the sackful.
    * a muchos niveles = many-levelled [many-leveled, -USA].
    * a muerte = bitter, bitterly.
    * a nadie le importa nada = nobody + gives a damn.
    * a nivel de barrio = neighbourhood-based.
    * a nivel de calle = on the ground level.
    * a nivel de la calle = at ground level.
    * a nivel del suelo = at ground level.
    * a nivel estatal = statewide [state-wide].
    * a nivel federal = federally, federally.
    * a nivel individual = privately.
    * a nivel local = locally, domestically.
    * a nivel multicultural = multi-culturally [multiculturally].
    * a nivel mundial = worldwide [world-wide], globally.
    * a nivel nacional = nationally, domestically, countrywide [country-wide].
    * a nivel privado = privately.
    * a nivel regional = regionally.
    * a nombre de = payable to.
    * a no ser que = unless.
    * a nosotros = us.
    * a ojo = ocular.
    * a ojos vista = before + Posesivo + (own two) eyes.
    * a orillas del océano = oceanfront.
    * a orillas del río = riverfront.
    * a orillas de un lago = lakeside, lakefront, by the lakeside.
    * a otro sitio = somewhere else.
    * a pares = in pairs.
    * a partes iguales = share and share alike, in equal measure(s).
    * a partir de = on the basis of, based on, working from, from, on a diet of, in response to.
    * a partir de ahora = from now on, from this point on, henceforth, as of now.
    * a partir de ahora y durante + Cuantificador + años = for + Cuantificador + years to come.
    * a partir de aquí = hereupon.
    * a partir de ello = therefrom.
    * a partir de entonces = from this time on, hereafter, thereafter, whereafter, from then on, thenceforth, henceforth, from that moment on.
    * a partir de ese momento = from that moment on.
    * a partir de este momento = hereinafter.
    * a partir de esto = on this basis, on that basis.
    * a partir de + Fecha = from + Fecha, effective + Fecha.
    * a partir de hoy = as from today.
    * a partir de la medianoche = late night.
    * a partir de los títulos = title-based.
    * a paso de tortuga = at a snail's pace.
    * a paso ligero = on the double.
    * a pasos agigantados = at an exponential rate, at exponential rates, by leaps and bounds.
    * a pedir de boca = without a hitch.
    * a pequeña escala = in a small way, small scale [small-scale].
    * a perpetuidad = in perpetuity.
    * a pesar de (que) = albeit (that), despite, in spite of, notwithstanding, although, despite the fact that, in spite of the fact that.
    * a pesar de todo = all the same, in spite of everything, despite everything, despite it all, in spite of it all, all this said.
    * a pesar de todo + Posesivo + Nombre = for all + Posesivo + Nombre.
    * a petición de = at the request of, at the urging of, at the behest of.
    * a petición del usuario = on demand, on request.
    * a petición popular = by popular demand.
    * a pie = on foot, afoot, dismounted.
    * a pilas = battery-operated.
    * a pique = sinking.
    * a placer = at will.
    * a plena luz del día = in broad daylight.
    * a poca distancia = not far behind.
    * a poca distancia andando = within walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a poca distancia a pie = within an easy walk, within walking distance.
    * a pocos minutos andando = within walking distance, within easy walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a pocos minutos a pie = within walking distance, within easy walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a porrillo = by the handful.
    * a + Posesivo + aire = to + Posesivo + heart's content.
    * a + Posesivo + alcance = in the ballpark for + Pronombre, in + Posesivo + ballpark range.
    * a + Posesivo + costa = at + Posesivo + expense.
    * a + Posesivo + cuidado = in + Posesivo + safekeeping.
    * a + Posesivo + discreción = at will, at + Posesivo + discretion.
    * a + Posesivo + disposición = at + Posesivo + disposal.
    * a + Posesivo + entender = to the best of + Posesivo + belief.
    * a + Posesivo + espaldas = behind + Posesivo + back.
    * a + Posesivo + expensas = at + Posesivo + expense.
    * a + Posesivo + favor = in + Posesivo + favour, to + Posesivo + credit.
    * a + Posesivo + juicio = in + Posesivo + estimation.
    * a + Posesivo + manera = in + Posesivo + own way.
    * a + Posesivo + saber = to the best of + Posesivo + knowledge.
    * a + Posesivo + saber y entender = to the best of + Posesivo + knowledge and belief.
    * a + Posesivo + servicio = at + Posesivo + service.
    * a + Posesivo + sorprender = much to + Posesivo + surprise.
    * a + Posesivo + vista = before + Posesivo + (own two) eyes.
    * a posteriori = reactive, in retrospect, after-the-fact, hindsight, with hindsight, a posteriori, in hindsight.
    * a precio de coste = at cost price, at cost.
    * a precio de costo = at cost price, at cost.
    * a precio de ganga = at a steal.
    * a precio especial = at reduced cost, discounted, cut-rate, cut-price.
    * a precio razonable = at reasonable cost(s).
    * a precio reducido = at a discount.
    * a precios competitivos = competitively priced.
    * a precios especiales = at reduced rates, at preferential rates.
    * a precios razonables = at affordable prices.
    * a presión = pressurised [pressurized, -USA].
    * a primera hora de la mañana = first thing in the morning.
    * a primera hora de + Período del Día = first thing + Período del Día.
    * a primeras horas de la tarde = late afternoon.
    * a primera vista = on first acquaintance, at first sight, on first inspection, on the face of it, at first blush, at first glance, on the surface, prima facie, first-blush.
    * a primeros de + Fecha = in the early + Fecha.
    * a principios de + Fecha = in the early + Fecha.
    * a principios de los + Década = early + Década, the.
    * a priori = proactive [pro-active], foresight, a priori, on the surface.
    * a prisa = quickly.
    * a propósito = deliberate, for the record, incidentally, intentionally, by the way, in passing, anecdotally, purposely, by design, on purpose, wilfully [willfully, -USA], on a sidenote, studiously, by the way of (a) digression, by the by(e), speaking of which, designedly.
    * a propósito de = apropos of.
    * a propósito de nada = for no specific reason, for no particular reason.
    * a prueba = on trial.
    * a prueba de bombas = ruggedised [ruggedized, -USA], bomb-proof.
    * a prueba de conejos = rabbit-proof.
    * a prueba de fallos = fail-safe.
    * a prueba de incendios = fireproof [fire-proof].
    * a prueba de niños = childproof.
    * a prueba de robos = theft proof.
    * a prueba de tornados = tornado proof.
    * a prueba de un tratamiento duro = ruggedised [ruggedized, -USA].
    * a prueba de viento = windproof.
    * a puerta cerrada = behind closed doors.
    * a punta de pistola = at gunpoint.
    * a punto de = on the verge of, a heartbeat away from.
    * a punto de + Infinitivo = about to + Infinitivo.
    * a punto de irse a pique = on the rocks.
    * a punto de morir = on + Posesivo + deathbed.
    * a puñados = by the sackful, by the handful.
    * a quemarropa = point blank.
    * a quien madruga, Dios le ayuda = the early bird catches the worm.
    * a quienquiera que = whomever.
    * a rachas = by fits and starts.
    * a ráfagas = in bursts.
    * a raíz de = in the wake of.
    * a rajatabla = to the letter.
    * a ras de = flush with.
    * a ras de la calle = ground-floor.
    * a ras del suelo = at ground level.
    * a rastras = in tow.
    * a ratos = intermittently.
    * a reacción = jet-assisted.
    * a rebosar (de) = jam-packed (with), filled to capacity.
    * a regañadientes = grudgingly, grudging, begrudgingly, unwillingly, reluctantly.
    * a régimen = on a diet.
    * a remolque = in tow.
    * a reventar (de) = jam-packed (with), filled to capacity.
    * a saber = namely, viz, to wit.
    * a sabiendas = knowing, knowingly, wilfully [willfully, -USA].
    * a sabiendas de que = on the understanding that.
    * a sacudidas = jerkily.
    * a saltitos = jerky [jerkier -comp., jerkiest -sup.].
    * a salvo = in a safe place, in safekeeping, out of harm's way.
    * a sangre fría = cold-blooded.
    * a ser posible = if possible.
    * a simple vista = by the naked eye, superficially, on first thought.
    * a solas = all by + Reflexivo, by + Reflexivo.
    * a su debido tiempo = in due course, timely, in due time.
    * a sueldo = paid.
    * a su precio normal = at full price.
    * a su propio ritmo = at an individual pace.
    * a su tiempo = in a timely fashion, in due course, in a timely manner.
    * a su vez = Verbo + further, in turn, in its/their turn.
    * a tal efecto = to this effect.
    * a tales efectos = hereto.
    * a tarifa reducida = at reduced cost.
    * a tarifas especiales = at reduced rates, at preferential rates.
    * a temperatura ambiente = at room temperature.
    * a tener en cuenta en el futuro = for future reference.
    * a tenor de = in light of, in the face of, in the light of, in view of.
    * a ti = you, thee.
    * a tiempo = in timely fashion, on time, promptly, timely, just in time, in time.
    * a tiempo completo = full-time.
    * a tiempo parcial = part-time.
    * a tientas = in the dark.
    * a tientas y a ciegas = blindly, in the dark.
    * a ti mismo = yourself, thyself.
    * a tiro = within gunshot, within range.
    * a tirones = jerky [jerkier -comp., jerkiest -sup.].
    * a título de = by way of, for the sake of.
    * a título gratuito = gratuitous.
    * a título personal = in a personal capacity, in a private capacity.
    * a toda costa = absolutely, at all costs, come what may, at any cost, at any price.
    * a toda máquina = in the fast lane, fast lane, full steam ahead, at full tilt, full-tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed.
    * a toda marcha = at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a toda mecha = at a rate of knots, full steam ahead, at full blast, at full throttle, at top speed, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a toda pasta = at a rate of knots.
    * a toda pastilla = in the fast lane, on the fast track, fast lane, overdrive, full steam ahead, full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at a rate of knots, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed.
    * a toda prueba = unswerving.
    * a todas horas = at all hours, around the clock.
    * a todas luces = patently.
    * a todas partes = far and wide.
    * a toda velocidad = full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed.
    * a todo alrededor = all round.
    * a todo color = full-colour, in full colour.
    * a todo gas = full steam ahead, full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a todo lo largo de = the length of.
    * a todo meter = full steam ahead, at full stretch, at full speed, at full blast, at top speed, at full throttle.
    * a todo ritmo = in full swing, in full force, in full gear.
    * a todos lados = far and wide.
    * a todos los efectos = to all intents and purposes, to all intents, for all practical purposes, for all intents and purposes.
    * a todos los niveles = at all levels.
    * a todos nosotros = us all.
    * a todos por igual = one size fits all.
    * a todo vapor = full steam ahead, full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a todo volumen = at full blast.
    * a tontas y a ciegas = headlong, runaway.
    * a tontas y locas = like there's no tomorrow, without rhyme or reason.
    * a tope = packed to capacity, in the fast lane, fast lane, choc-a-block, chock-full, in full swing, in full gear, packed to the rafters.
    * a trancas y barrancas = with great difficulty, by fits and starts.
    * a través de = by way of, in the form of, through, via, out of, through the agency of.
    * a través de Internet = Internet-based, Web-based, Web-supported.
    * a través de la historia = over time.
    * a través de la TI = IT-enabled.
    * a través de la web = Web-based, Web-supported.
    * a través de los años = over the years, down the years.
    * a través de los ojos de = through the eyes of.
    * a través de los siglos = over the centuries.
    * a través del teléfono = call-in.
    * a través del tiempo = over time.
    * a través de operador = operator-assisted.
    * a tres bandas = three pronged.
    * a tres niveles = three-tiered.
    * a troche y moche = like there's no tomorrow.
    * a trompicones = by fits and starts.
    * a tropezones = falteringly, hesitantly, haltingly, jerkily.
    * a trozos = piecewise.
    * ¡A tu salud! = Here's to you!.
    * a última hora = at the last minute, at the eleventh hour, last minute [last-minute], at the very last minute, at the very last moment, at the very last.
    * a últimas horas de la tarde = late evening.
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    * a + Adjetivo + escala = on a + Adjetivo + scale.
    * a alguna parte = someplace.
    * a alta presión = high-pressured, high-pressure.
    * a altas horas de la noche = late at night.
    * a ambas orillas del Atlántico = on both sides of the ocean, on both sides of the Atlantic.
    * a ambos lados de = on either side of.
    * a ambos lados del Altántico = on both sides of the ocean, on both sides of the Atlantic.
    * a ambos lados de + Lugar = on both sides of + Lugar.
    * a años luz de = light years away from.
    * a bajas temperaturas = at low temperature.
    * a bajo coste = low-cost.
    * a bajo costo = low-cost.
    * a bajo nivel = low-level.
    * a bajo precio = lower-cost, at a low price, on the cheap.
    * a base de = in the form of, on a diet of.
    * a base de carne = meaty [meatier -comp., meatiest -sup.].
    * a base de cometer errores = the hard way.
    * a base de errores = the hard way.
    * a boca de jarro = at close range.
    * a bocajarro = point blank.
    * a bombo y platillo = fanfare, with a bang.
    * a bordo = aboard, on board ship.
    * a bordo de = aboard, onboard.
    * a bordo de un barco = shipboard, on board ship.
    * a buen recaudo = in a safe place, in safekeeping.
    * a caballo = on horseback, astride.
    * a caballo entre = astride... and..., midway between.
    * a caballo entre... y... = half way between... and....
    * a caballo regalado no se le mira el diente = never look a gift horse in the mouth.
    * a cada rato = every so often, every now and then, every now and again, every once in a while.
    * a cambio = in return.
    * a cambio de = in exchange for, in return for.
    * a cambio de nada = for nothing.
    * a cántaros = cats and dogs.
    * a cargo = in the saddle.
    * a cargo (de) = charged with, in charge (of), at the helm (of).
    * a cargo de Alguien = under supervision.
    * a cargo de las riendas = in the saddle.
    * a cargo del ayuntamiento = local authority-run.
    * a cargo del gobierno = government-operated, government-run.
    * a cargo de una sola persona = one-man band.
    * a cargo de voluntarios = volunteer-run.
    * a chorros = profusely.
    * a ciegas = blindfold, blindly, blindfolded, in the dark.
    * a ciencia cierta = for sure, for certain.
    * a cierta distancia = some distance away.
    * a cierta distancia de = off.
    * a cierta distancia de la costa = offshore.
    * a cierta distancia del litoral = offshore.
    * a cobro revertido = reverse charges.
    * a color = multi-colour [multi-color -USA].
    * a comienzos de + Expresión Temporal = early + Expresión Temporal, the.
    * a comienzos de + Fecha = in the early + Fecha, in the early part of + Fecha.
    * a comienzos de + Período de Tiempo = by the turn of + Período de Tiempo, at the turn of + Período de Tiempo.
    * a conciencia = deliberately, wilfully [willfully, -USA], by design, on purpose.
    * a condición de que + Subjuntivo = provided (that), providing (that), as long as.
    * a contenido enriquecido = content-enriched.
    * a continuación = next, then, in the following, herewith.
    * a continuación se enumeran = given below.
    * a contracorriente = against the grain.
    * a contraluz = against the light.
    * a contrapelo = against the grain, against the nap.
    * a coro = with one voice, in unison.
    * a corto plazo = before very long, short term [short-term], in the short run, short-range, at short notice, in the short term, short-run.
    * a costa de = at the cost of, at the expense of, at + Nombre's + expense, at cost of.
    * a costa de mucho = at (a) great expense.
    * a costa de otro = at someone else's expense.
    * a costa de otros = at other people's expense.
    * a criterio de = at the discretion of.
    * a cualquier hora = anytime, around the clock.
    * a cualquier hora del día o de la noche = at any hour of the day or night, at any time of the day or night.
    * a cualquier precio = at any cost, at all costs, at any price.
    * a cuatro aguas = hipped.
    * a cuatro patas = on all fours, on four legs.
    * a cuenta de = at the expense of.
    * a cuenta de la empresa = at company expense.
    * a cuenta de otro = at someone else's expense.
    * a cuenta de otros = at other people's expense.
    * a cuenta propia = at + Posesivo + expense, at + Posesivo + own expense.
    * a cuerpo de rey = the lap of luxury.
    * a cuestas = in tow.
    * a decir de todos = by all accounts.
    * a decir verdad = to tell the truth, if the truth be known, if the truth be told, in all truth, in truth, fact is, the fact is (that), to be fair.
    * a decir verdad... = the fact of the matter is that....
    * a demanda = pro re nata.
    * a deshora(s) = at odd times, out of hours.
    * a día de hoy = as of today.
    * a diario = every day.
    * a diestro y siniestro = like there's no tomorrow.
    * a dieta = on a diet.
    * a diferencia de = apart from, as opposed to, in contradistinction to, as contrasted with, in contrast (to/with), quite apart from, in sharp contrast (with).
    * a diferencia de + Nombre = unlike + Nombre.
    * a diferentes niveles = multi-tiered [multitiered], multi-tier [multitier].
    * a discreción = at will, no holds barred.
    * a disgusto = unwillingly, reluctantly.
    * a disposición de = at the disposal of.
    * a distancia = remote, remotely, distantly.
    * a doble espacio = double-spaced.
    * a domicilio = domiciliary.
    * ¿a dónde se dirige(n)...? = whither?.
    * ¿a dónde va(n)...? = whither?.
    * ¿a dónde vas? = quo vadis, whither thou goest.
    * a dos niveles = two-tier.
    * a dos velas = skint, penniless, broke.
    * a duras penas = with great difficulty.
    * a efectos de = in terms of, for the purpose of + Nombre.
    * a efectos prácticos = to all intents and purposes, for all practical purposes, for all intents and purposes, to all intents.
    * a él = him.
    * a ellos = them.
    * a escala = drawn-to-scale.
    * a escala industrial = on an industrial scale, industrial-scale.
    * a escala mundial = globally, on a global scale.
    * a escala natural = full-scale.
    * a escondidas = by stealth, stealthily, furtively, on the quiet, on the sly.
    * a eso = thereto.
    * a espaldas de = out of sight of.
    * a estas alturas = by now.
    * a este fin = to this end.
    * a este paso = at this rate.
    * a este respecto = in this respect.
    * a este ritmo = at this rate.
    * a estrenar = brand new.
    * a examen = under the microscope.
    * a excepción de = barring, except for, excepting, other than, with the exception of, short of.
    * a excepción de que = except that.
    * a excepción de uno = with one exception.
    * a expensas de = at the expense of, at + Nombre's + expense.
    * a expensas de otro = at someone else's expense.
    * a expensas de otros = at other people's expense.
    * a + Expresión Temporal = as of + Expresión Temporal.
    * a falta de = for want of, in the absence of, in default of, for lack of, short of.
    * a favor = in favour.
    * a favor de = in favour of.
    * a favor de la decisión personal sobre el aborto = pro-choice.
    * a favor de la esclavitud = pro-slavery.
    * a favor de la raza negra = pro-black [problack].
    * a favor de la vida humana = pro-life.
    * a favor y en contra = pro and con.
    * a + Fecha = as per + Fecha.
    * a finales de = by the end of, at the close of + Expresión Temporal.
    * a finales de + Expresión Temporal = as of late + Expresión Temporal, at the end of + Expresión Temporal, by the close of + Expresión Temporal.
    * a finales de + Fecha = in the late + Fecha, in late + Fecha.
    * a finales de los + Década = late + Década, the.
    * a finales del + Siglo = late + Siglo, late period of + Siglo.
    * a fin de cuentas = at the end of the day, in the end, in the final count, in the grand scheme of things, when all is said and done, after all is said and done.
    * a fondo = fully, thoroughly, full-scale.
    * a fondo perdido = non-refundable.
    * ¡a freír espárragos! = on your bike!.
    * a fuerza de = by dint of.
    * a fuerza de cometer errores = the hard way.
    * a fuerza de errores = the hard way.
    * a gas = gas-powered.
    * a gatas = on all fours.
    * a grandes rasgos = broadly, rough draft.
    * a granel = in bulk.
    * a gran escala = large scale [large-scale], massive, on a wide scale, high-volume, wide-scale, on a broad scale, in a big way, on a grand scale.
    * a gran velocidad = at great speed.
    * a grito limpio = at the top of + Posesivo + voice.
    * a grito pelado = at the top of + Posesivo + voice.
    * a gritos = vociferously.
    * a groso modo = crudely.
    * a grosso modo = roughly, rough draft.
    * a gusto = at ease, at leisure.
    * a gusto de = to the liking of, at the pleasure of.
    * a horcajadas = astride.
    * a hurtadillas = surreptitiously, by stealth, stealthily, furtively, on the sly.
    * a imitación de lo clásico = classicising [classicizing, -USA], classicised [classicized, -USA].
    * a iniciativa de = at the initiative of.
    * a iniciativas del gobierno = government-led.
    * a instancia de = at the urging of.
    * a instancias de = at the instigation of, at the behest of, under the auspices of.
    * a intervalos = at intervals.
    * a intervalos + Adjetivo = at + Adjetivo + intervals.
    * a intervalos semanales = at weekly intervals.
    * a invitación de = at the invitation of.
    * a jabón = soapy [soapier -comp., soapiest -sup.].
    * a juicio = on trial.
    * a juicio público = in the public eye.
    * a juzgar por = to judge by, judging by, judging from.
    * a la acuarela = water-coloured [water-colored, -USA].
    * a la alcaldía = mayoral.
    * a la altura de = of the stature of, equal to.
    * a la altura de la cintura = waist high, waist deep.
    * a la altura de la rodilla = knee-high.
    * a la altura de los hombros = shoulder-high.
    * a la anchura de los hombros = shoulder-width.
    * a la anochecida = at nightfall.
    * a la antigua = old-style.
    * a la antigua usanza = old-style.
    * a la atención de = c/o (care of).
    * a la baja = on the wane.
    * a la brasa = grilled.
    * a la buena de Dios = out in the cold.
    * a la cabeza de = in the forefront of/in.
    * a la caída de la noche = at nightfall, at twilight.
    * a la caída de la tarde = at twilight.
    * a la carta = a la carte.
    * a la defensiva = on the defensive.
    * a la derecha = at the right.
    * a la derecha de = on the right side of, on the right-hand side of.
    * a la deriva = rudderless.
    * a la discreción de = at the discretion of.
    * a la disposición de Alguien = at + Posesivo + disposal.
    * a la expectativa de = on the lookout for, on the alert for.
    * a la + Expresión Temporal = a + Expresión Temporal.
    * a la fuerza = forcefully, of necessity, forcibly, compulsorily.
    * a la fuga = on the run, on the lam.
    * a la hora de + Infinitivo = when it came to + Gerundio, when it comes to + Gerundio.
    * a la hora de la verdad = when push comes to shove, if it comes to the crunch, when it comes to the crunch, when the worst comes to the worst, if the worst comes to the worst, when the crunch comes to the crunch, if the crunch comes to the crunch.
    * a la hora del café = at coffee.
    * a la intemperie = in the open, exposed.
    * a la inversa = mirror-fashion, mirror image, in reverse.
    * a la izquierda = at the left.
    * a la larga = in the long term, over the long term, in the end, eventually, for the long pull, over a period of time, over the long haul, in the far term, ultimately, by and by.
    * a la ligera = lightly.
    * a la luz de = in light of, in the light of.
    * a la luz de la luna = by moonlight, in the moonlight, moonlit.
    * a la luz de las estrellas = by starlight.
    * a la luz de las velas = by candlelight, candlelight, candlelit.
    * a la luz del día = in the light of day.
    * a la luz de una lámpara de gas = by gaslight.
    * a la mano de = available at the fingertips of.
    * a la misma altura que = in the same league as.
    * a la moda = trendy [trendier -comp., trendiest -sup.].
    * a la onda = in the know.
    * a la opinión pública = in the public eye.
    * a la par = in concert, in tandem, neck and neck, in a tandem fashion, in parallel.
    * a la par que = in tandem with, hand in hand (with), as the same time as.
    * a la parrilla = grilled, on the grill.
    * a la perfección = superbly.
    * a la plancha = griddled, on the griddle, on the hotplate.
    * a largo plazo = in the long term, over the long term, long-range, in the long run, long-term, over the long run, over the long haul, long-run, in the far term, far-term.
    * a la salida = on the way out.
    * a la sazón = at that time.
    * a las doce del mediodía = at high noon.
    * a la semana = a week, per week.
    * a las mil maravillas = marvellously [marvelously, -USA], famously, like a house on fire.
    * a la sombra de = in the shadow of.
    * a las puertas de = on the threshold of.
    * a la última = hip [hipper -comp., hippest -sup.], on the fast track, hipped.
    * a la vanguardia = on the cutting edge, on the leading edge, in the fast lane, on the fast track, at the leading edge, on the bleeding edge.
    * a la vanguardia de = in the vanguard of, at the forefront of, in the forefront of/in, at the vanguard of.
    * a la velocidad de la luz = at the speed of light.
    * a la velocidad del rayo = at the speed of lightning.
    * a la velocidad del sonido = at the speed of sound.
    * a la venta = on release.
    * a la vez = at once, at one time, at similar times, at the same time, concurrently, side-by-side, simultaneously, at the same instant, in parallel, in tandem, at the one time, in a tandem fashion, at a time, in unison.
    * a la vez que = hand in hand (with), cum, in conjunction with, in unison with.
    * a la vista = in sight, within sight.
    * a la vista de = in light of, in the light of.
    * a la vuelta de = on the return leg of.
    * a la zaga = not far behind, in tow.
    * al azar = lucky draw, lucky dip.
    * al extremo norte = northernmost.
    * al extremo oeste = westernmost.
    * al hacer esto = in doing so.
    * al norte del estado = upstate.
    * a lo extremo = to the extreme.
    * a lo grande = in a big way, big time, grandly, on a grand scale.
    * a lo hecho, pecho = no use crying over spilt/spilled milk, you've made your bed, now you must lie in it!.
    * a lo largo de = along, down, throughout.
    * a lo largo de + Expresión Temporal = sometime + Expresión Temporal.
    * a lo largo de la historia = over time.
    * a lo largo de la ruta = along the way.
    * a lo largo del tiempo = longitudinal, longitudinally.
    * a lo largo de todo = the entire length of.
    * a lo largo y ancho del país = countrywide [country-wide].
    * a lo largo y ancho de + Lugar = up and down + Lugar.
    * a lo lejos = in the distance.
    * a lo loco = helter-skelter, like there's no tomorrow.
    * a lo máximo = at best, at most, at the most.
    * a lo mejor = perhaps.
    * a lo que salga = come what may.
    * a los ojos de = in the eyes of.
    * a lo sumo = at best, at most, at the most.
    * al otro lado del atlántico = across the pond.
    * al otro lado del charco = across the pond.
    * al otro lado del océano = across the pond.
    * a lo zombi = zombielike.
    * a mano = by hand, manually, nearby [near-by], handy, within reach, within easy reach.
    * a mano alzada = by a show of hands.
    * a mano derecha de = on the right side of, on the right-hand side of.
    * a manojos = by the handful.
    * a manos de = at the hands of.
    * a marchas forzadas = in a rush, against the clock.
    * a mares = cats and dogs.
    * a más largo plazo = longer-term.
    * a más..., más... = the + Comparativo..., the + Comparativo....
    * a más tardar = at the latest.
    * a mata caballo = in a hurry, hurried, hurriedly, helter-skelter.
    * a media asta = at half-mast, at half staff.
    * a mediados de = in the middle decades of.
    * a mediados de + Fecha = in the mid + Fecha.
    * a mediados de semana = midweek.
    * a media jornada = half-time [half time].
    * a media mañana = mid-morning.
    * a medianoche = at midnight.
    * a medias = half-hearted [halfhearted], qualified.
    * a medias entre... y... = betwixt and between.
    * a medida = custom, bespoke.
    * a medida que + avanzar + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * a medida que + avanzar + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * a medida que pasaba el tiempo = as time passed (by), as time went by.
    * a medida que pasa el tiempo = as time passes (by).
    * a medida que pasa + Expresión Temporal = as + Expresión Temporal + go by.
    * a medida que + pasar + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * a medida que + pasar + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * a medida que se necesite = on demand, on request, as required.
    * a medida que + transcurrir + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * a medida que + transcurrir + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * a medio abrir = half-opened.
    * a medio camino = halfway [half-way/half way].
    * a medio comprender = half-understood.
    * a medio formar = half-formed.
    * a medio fuego = medium heat.
    * a medio hacer = halfway done, half done.
    * a medio plazo = medium-term, near-term, in the medium term, in the mid-term, mid-term [midterm].
    * a medio rimar = half-rhymed.
    * a medio vestir = half dressed.
    * a menor escala = at a reduced rate.
    * a menos que = unless, short of.
    * a menudo = oftentimes [often times], ofttimes [oft-times].
    * a merced de = at the mercy of.
    * a mí = me.
    * a mi entender = to my mind.
    * a mi modo de ver = in my books.
    * a mi parecer = to my mind, methinks, in my books.
    * a mitad de = half way through, halfway through.
    * a mitad de camino = halfway [half-way/half way].
    * a mitad de camino entre... y... = midway between, half way between... and....
    * a mitad de camino entre... y... = astride... and....
    * a mitad de precio = at half price.
    * a mí también me gustaría tener la misma oportunidad = turnabout is fair play.
    * a modo de = by way of, in the vein of, as a kind of.
    * a modo de aclaración = in parenthesis, on a sidenote.
    * a modo de advertencia = cautionary.
    * a modo de ejemplo = by way of illustration.
    * a modo de explicación = parenthetically.
    * a modo de ilustración = by way of illustration.
    * a modo de inciso = in passing, by the way of (a) digression.
    * a modo de paréntesis = parenthetical.
    * a modo de prólogo = prefatory.
    * a modo de resumen = wrap-up.
    * a mogollón = aplenty [a-plenty].
    * a montón = aplenty [a-plenty].
    * a montones = in droves, by the sackful.
    * a muchos niveles = many-levelled [many-leveled, -USA].
    * a muerte = bitter, bitterly.
    * a nadie le importa nada = nobody + gives a damn.
    * a nivel de barrio = neighbourhood-based.
    * a nivel de calle = on the ground level.
    * a nivel de la calle = at ground level.
    * a nivel del suelo = at ground level.
    * a nivel estatal = statewide [state-wide].
    * a nivel federal = federally, federally.
    * a nivel individual = privately.
    * a nivel local = locally, domestically.
    * a nivel multicultural = multi-culturally [multiculturally].
    * a nivel mundial = worldwide [world-wide], globally.
    * a nivel nacional = nationally, domestically, countrywide [country-wide].
    * a nivel privado = privately.
    * a nivel regional = regionally.
    * a nombre de = payable to.
    * a no ser que = unless.
    * a nosotros = us.
    * a ojo = ocular.
    * a ojos vista = before + Posesivo + (own two) eyes.
    * a orillas del océano = oceanfront.
    * a orillas del río = riverfront.
    * a orillas de un lago = lakeside, lakefront, by the lakeside.
    * a otro sitio = somewhere else.
    * a pares = in pairs.
    * a partes iguales = share and share alike, in equal measure(s).
    * a partir de = on the basis of, based on, working from, from, on a diet of, in response to.
    * a partir de ahora = from now on, from this point on, henceforth, as of now.
    * a partir de ahora y durante + Cuantificador + años = for + Cuantificador + years to come.
    * a partir de aquí = hereupon.
    * a partir de ello = therefrom.
    * a partir de entonces = from this time on, hereafter, thereafter, whereafter, from then on, thenceforth, henceforth, from that moment on.
    * a partir de ese momento = from that moment on.
    * a partir de este momento = hereinafter.
    * a partir de esto = on this basis, on that basis.
    * a partir de + Fecha = from + Fecha, effective + Fecha.
    * a partir de hoy = as from today.
    * a partir de la medianoche = late night.
    * a partir de los títulos = title-based.
    * a paso de tortuga = at a snail's pace.
    * a paso ligero = on the double.
    * a pasos agigantados = at an exponential rate, at exponential rates, by leaps and bounds.
    * a pedir de boca = without a hitch.
    * a pequeña escala = in a small way, small scale [small-scale].
    * a perpetuidad = in perpetuity.
    * a pesar de (que) = albeit (that), despite, in spite of, notwithstanding, although, despite the fact that, in spite of the fact that.
    * a pesar de todo = all the same, in spite of everything, despite everything, despite it all, in spite of it all, all this said.
    * a pesar de todo + Posesivo + Nombre = for all + Posesivo + Nombre.
    * a petición de = at the request of, at the urging of, at the behest of.
    * a petición del usuario = on demand, on request.
    * a petición popular = by popular demand.
    * a pie = on foot, afoot, dismounted.
    * a pilas = battery-operated.
    * a pique = sinking.
    * a placer = at will.
    * a plena luz del día = in broad daylight.
    * a poca distancia = not far behind.
    * a poca distancia andando = within walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a poca distancia a pie = within an easy walk, within walking distance.
    * a pocos minutos andando = within walking distance, within easy walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a pocos minutos a pie = within walking distance, within easy walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a porrillo = by the handful.
    * a + Posesivo + aire = to + Posesivo + heart's content.
    * a + Posesivo + alcance = in the ballpark for + Pronombre, in + Posesivo + ballpark range.
    * a + Posesivo + costa = at + Posesivo + expense.
    * a + Posesivo + cuidado = in + Posesivo + safekeeping.
    * a + Posesivo + discreción = at will, at + Posesivo + discretion.
    * a + Posesivo + disposición = at + Posesivo + disposal.
    * a + Posesivo + entender = to the best of + Posesivo + belief.
    * a + Posesivo + espaldas = behind + Posesivo + back.
    * a + Posesivo + expensas = at + Posesivo + expense.
    * a + Posesivo + favor = in + Posesivo + favour, to + Posesivo + credit.
    * a + Posesivo + juicio = in + Posesivo + estimation.
    * a + Posesivo + manera = in + Posesivo + own way.
    * a + Posesivo + saber = to the best of + Posesivo + knowledge.
    * a + Posesivo + saber y entender = to the best of + Posesivo + knowledge and belief.
    * a + Posesivo + servicio = at + Posesivo + service.
    * a + Posesivo + sorprender = much to + Posesivo + surprise.
    * a + Posesivo + vista = before + Posesivo + (own two) eyes.
    * a posteriori = reactive, in retrospect, after-the-fact, hindsight, with hindsight, a posteriori, in hindsight.
    * a precio de coste = at cost price, at cost.
    * a precio de costo = at cost price, at cost.
    * a precio de ganga = at a steal.
    * a precio especial = at reduced cost, discounted, cut-rate, cut-price.
    * a precio razonable = at reasonable cost(s).
    * a precio reducido = at a discount.
    * a precios competitivos = competitively priced.
    * a precios especiales = at reduced rates, at preferential rates.
    * a precios razonables = at affordable prices.
    * a presión = pressurised [pressurized, -USA].
    * a primera hora de la mañana = first thing in the morning.
    * a primera hora de + Período del Día = first thing + Período del Día.
    * a primeras horas de la tarde = late afternoon.
    * a primera vista = on first acquaintance, at first sight, on first inspection, on the face of it, at first blush, at first glance, on the surface, prima facie, first-blush.
    * a primeros de + Fecha = in the early + Fecha.
    * a principios de + Fecha = in the early + Fecha.
    * a principios de los + Década = early + Década, the.
    * a priori = proactive [pro-active], foresight, a priori, on the surface.
    * a prisa = quickly.
    * a propósito = deliberate, for the record, incidentally, intentionally, by the way, in passing, anecdotally, purposely, by design, on purpose, wilfully [willfully, -USA], on a sidenote, studiously, by the way of (a) digression, by the by(e), speaking of which, designedly.
    * a propósito de = apropos of.
    * a propósito de nada = for no specific reason, for no particular reason.
    * a prueba = on trial.
    * a prueba de bombas = ruggedised [ruggedized, -USA], bomb-proof.
    * a prueba de conejos = rabbit-proof.
    * a prueba de fallos = fail-safe.
    * a prueba de incendios = fireproof [fire-proof].
    * a prueba de niños = childproof.
    * a prueba de robos = theft proof.
    * a prueba de tornados = tornado proof.
    * a prueba de un tratamiento duro = ruggedised [ruggedized, -USA].
    * a prueba de viento = windproof.
    * a puerta cerrada = behind closed doors.
    * a punta de pistola = at gunpoint.
    * a punto de = on the verge of, a heartbeat away from.
    * a punto de + Infinitivo = about to + Infinitivo.
    * a punto de irse a pique = on the rocks.
    * a punto de morir = on + Posesivo + deathbed.
    * a puñados = by the sackful, by the handful.
    * a quemarropa = point blank.
    * a quien madruga, Dios le ayuda = the early bird catches the worm.
    * a quienquiera que = whomever.
    * a rachas = by fits and starts.
    * a ráfagas = in bursts.
    * a raíz de = in the wake of.
    * a rajatabla = to the letter.
    * a ras de = flush with.
    * a ras de la calle = ground-floor.
    * a ras del suelo = at ground level.
    * a rastras = in tow.
    * a ratos = intermittently.
    * a reacción = jet-assisted.
    * a rebosar (de) = jam-packed (with), filled to capacity.
    * a regañadientes = grudgingly, grudging, begrudgingly, unwillingly, reluctantly.
    * a régimen = on a diet.
    * a remolque = in tow.
    * a reventar (de) = jam-packed (with), filled to capacity.
    * a saber = namely, viz, to wit.
    * a sabiendas = knowing, knowingly, wilfully [willfully, -USA].
    * a sabiendas de que = on the understanding that.
    * a sacudidas = jerkily.
    * a saltitos = jerky [jerkier -comp., jerkiest -sup.].
    * a salvo = in a safe place, in safekeeping, out of harm's way.
    * a sangre fría = cold-blooded.
    * a ser posible = if possible.
    * a simple vista = by the naked eye, superficially, on first thought.
    * a solas = all by + Reflexivo, by + Reflexivo.
    * a su debido tiempo = in due course, timely, in due time.
    * a sueldo = paid.
    * a su precio normal = at full price.
    * a su propio ritmo = at an individual pace.
    * a su tiempo = in a timely fashion, in due course, in a timely manner.
    * a su vez = Verbo + further, in turn, in its/their turn.
    * a tal efecto = to this effect.
    * a tales efectos = hereto.
    * a tarifa reducida = at reduced cost.
    * a tarifas especiales = at reduced rates, at preferential rates.
    * a temperatura ambiente = at room temperature.
    * a tener en cuenta en el futuro = for future reference.
    * a tenor de = in light of, in the face of, in the light of, in view of.
    * a ti = you, thee.
    * a tiempo = in timely fashion, on time, promptly, timely, just in time, in time.
    * a tiempo completo = full-time.
    * a tiempo parcial = part-time.
    * a tientas = in the dark.
    * a tientas y a ciegas = blindly, in the dark.
    * a ti mismo = yourself, thyself.
    * a tiro = within gunshot, within range.
    * a tirones = jerky [jerkier -comp., jerkiest -sup.].
    * a título de = by way of, for the sake of.
    * a título gratuito = gratuitous.
    * a título personal = in a personal capacity, in a private capacity.
    * a toda costa = absolutely, at all costs, come what may, at any cost, at any price.
    * a toda máquina = in the fast lane, fast lane, full steam ahead, at full tilt, full-tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed.
    * a toda marcha = at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a toda mecha = at a rate of knots, full steam ahead, at full blast, at full throttle, at top speed, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a toda pasta = at a rate of knots.
    * a toda pastilla = in the fast lane, on the fast track, fast lane, overdrive, full steam ahead, full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at a rate of knots, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed.
    * a toda prueba = unswerving.
    * a todas horas = at all hours, around the clock.
    * a todas luces = patently.
    * a todas partes = far and wide.
    * a toda velocidad = full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed.
    * a todo alrededor = all round.
    * a todo color = full-colour, in full colour.
    * a todo gas = full steam ahead, full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a todo lo largo de = the length of.
    * a todo meter = full steam ahead, at full stretch, at full speed, at full blast, at top speed, at full throttle.
    * a todo ritmo = in full swing, in full force, in full gear.
    * a todos lados = far and wide.
    * a todos los efectos = to all intents and purposes, to all intents, for all practical purposes, for all intents and purposes.
    * a todos los niveles = at all levels.
    * a todos nosotros = us all.
    * a todos por igual = one size fits all.
    * a todo vapor = full steam ahead, full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a todo volumen = at full blast.
    * a tontas y a ciegas = headlong, runaway.
    * a tontas y locas = like there's no tomorrow, without rhyme or reason.
    * a tope = packed to capacity, in the fast lane, fast lane, choc-a-block, chock-full, in full swing, in full gear, packed to the rafters.
    * a trancas y barrancas = with great difficulty, by fits and starts.
    * a través de = by way of, in the form of, through, via, out of, through the agency of.
    * a través de Internet = Internet-based, Web-based, Web-supported.
    * a través de la historia = over time.
    * a través de la TI = IT-enabled.
    * a través de la web = Web-based, Web-supported.
    * a través de los años = over the years, down the years.
    * a través de los ojos de = through the eyes of.
    * a través de los siglos = over the centuries.
    * a través del teléfono = call-in.
    * a través del tiempo = over time.
    * a través de operador = operator-assisted.
    * a tres bandas = three pronged.
    * a tres niveles = three-tiered.
    * a troche y moche = like there's no tomorrow.
    * a trompicones = by fits and starts.
    * a tropezones = falteringly, hesitantly, haltingly, jerkily.
    * a trozos = piecewise.
    * ¡A tu salud! = Here's to you!.
    * a última hora = at the last minute, at the eleventh hour, last minute [last-minute], at the very last minute, at the very last moment, at the very last.
    * a últimas horas de la tarde = late evening.
    * a últ

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    a
    La preposición a suele emplearse precedida de ciertos verbos como empezar, ir, oler, sonar etc, en cuyo caso ver bajo el respectivo verbo.
    No se traduce cuando introduce el complemento directo de persona (ser humano, pronombres personales que lo representan como quien, alguien, etc) o un nombre con un objeto o animal personalizado: amo a mi patria = I love my country, pasear al perro = to walk the dog.
    En los casos en que precede al artículo definido el para formar la contracción al, ver bajo la siguiente entrada, donde también se encontrarán otros ejemplos y usos de a.
    A (en relaciones de espacio, lugar)
    voy a México/a la fiesta I'm going to Mexico/to the party
    voy a casa I'm going home
    dobla a la derecha turn right
    se cayó al río she fell into the river
    estaban sentados a la mesa they were sitting at the table
    a orillas del Ebro on the banks of the Ebro
    se sentó al sol he sat in the sun
    se sentó a mi derecha he sat down to the right of me o on my right
    a la vuelta de la esquina around the corner
    queda al norte de Toledo it's (to the) north of Toledo
    3
    (indicando distancia): está a diez kilómetros de aquí it's ten kilometers from here, it's ten kilometers away
    está a unos 20 minutos de aquí it takes o it's about 20 minutes from here, it's a 20 minute drive ( o walk etc) from here
    1 (señalando hora, momento, fecha) at
    abren a las ocho they open at eight o'clock
    ¿a qué hora vengo? what time shall I come?
    a eso de las dos at around o about two o'clock
    a mediados de abril in mid-April
    hoy estamos a 20 it's the 20th today
    al día siguiente the next o following day
    empezó a hablar a los diez meses he started talking when he was ten months old o at ten months
    llegó a la mañana/noche ( RPl); he arrived in the morning/at night
    2 al + INF:
    se cayó al bajar del autobús she fell as she was getting off the bus
    al verlo me di cuenta de que ya no lo quería when I saw him o on seeing him, I realized that I no longer loved him
    al salir de la estación torcí a la izquierda I turned left out of the station
    3
    (indicando distancia en el tiempo): a escasos minutos de su llegada (después) just a few minutes after she arrived; (antes) just a few minutes before she arrived
    trabajan de lunes a viernes/de una a cinco they work (from) Monday to Friday/from one to five
    a los diez minutos del primer tiempo ten minutes into the first half o after ten minutes of the first half
    estaré en París de martes a jueves I'll be in Paris from Tuesday until Thursday, I'll be in Paris Tuesday through Thursday ( AmE)
    C
    (en relaciones de proporción, equivalencia): tres veces al día/a la semana three times a day/a week
    sale a 2.000 euros por cabeza it works out at 2,000 euros per person
    iban a 100 kilómetros por hora they were going (at) 100 kilometers per hour
    nos ganaron cinco a tres they beat us by five points to three, they beat us five three o ( AmE) five to three
    D
    (indicando modo, estilo): fuimos a pie/a caballo we walked/rode, we went on foot/on horseback
    pollo al horno/a la brasa roast/barbecued chicken
    un peinado a lo Rodolfo Valentino a Rudolph Valentino hairstyle
    a crédito on credit
    ilustraciones a todo color full-color illustrations
    una tela a rayas a piece of striped material
    1
    (introduciendo el complemento directo de persona): ¿viste a José? did you see José?
    la policía está buscando al asesino the police are looking for the murderer
    no he leído a Freud I haven't read (any) Freud
    busca una secretaria bilingüe he's looking for a bilingual secretary
    ]
    2
    (introduciendo el complemento indirecto): le escribió una carta a su padre he wrote a letter to his father, he wrote his father a letter
    dáselo/dáselos a ella give it/them to her
    les enseña inglés a mis hijos she teaches my children English
    suave al tacto soft to the touch
    agradable al oído pleasing to the ear
    3
    (indicando procedencia): se lo compré a una gitana I bought it from o ( colloq) off a gipsy
    F
    enséñale a nadar teach him to swim
    fue a preguntar he went to ask
    a que + SUBJ:
    los instó a que participaran he urged them to take part
    voy a ir a que me hagan un chequeo I'm going to go and have a checkup
    2 ( fam)
    (para): ¿a qué tanta ceremonia? what's all the fuss for?
    ¿a qué le fuiste a decir eso? what did you go and tell him that for?
    3
    a por ( Esp fam): bajo a por pan I'm going down to get some bread o for some bread ( colloq)
    ¿quién va a ir a por los niños? who's going to fetch o get the children?
    ¡a por ello! go for it!
    los puntos a tratar en la reunión de mañana the points to be discussed at tomorrow's meeting
    es una idea a tener en cuenta it's an idea to bear in mind o that should be borne in mind
    total a pagar total payable
    horario a convenir hours to be arranged
    H
    1
    (en órdenes): ¡a la cama, niños! off to bed, children!
    ¡a callar! shut up! ( colloq)
    vamos ¡a trabajar! come on, let's get some work done!
    a decir verdad to tell you the truth
    a juzgar por lo que tú dices judging from what you say
    3 ( fam)
    (en cuanto a): a tozudo no hay quien le gane when it comes to being stubborn there's nobody like him
    4
    (indicando causa): a petición del interesado ( frml); at the request of the interested party
    al + INF:
    al no saber idiomas está en desventaja as he doesn't speak any languages he is at a disadvantage, he's at a disadvantage not speaking any languages
    5
    (expresando desafío): ¿a que no sabes qué nota me puso? you'll never guess what mark she gave me!
    tú no te atreverías — ¿a que sí? you wouldn't dare — do you want to o a bet? ( colloq)
    ¡a que no puedes! bet you can't! ( colloq)
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    a sustantivo femenino (pl aes) (read as /a/) the letter A, a

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

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

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


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


    2
    a) (señalando hora, momento) at;


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

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

    c) al + inf:


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



    ( antes) a few minutes before she arrived;

    3 (en relaciones de proporción, equivalencia):

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

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

    ¿viste a José? did you see José?;

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


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

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

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

    Spanish-English dictionary > a

  • 2 desvanecerse

    1 (disiparse) to disperse, clear
    2 figurado (desaparecer) to vanish, disappear; (recuerdos) to fade
    3 figurado (demayarse) to faint
    * * *
    2) fade
    * * *
    VPR
    1) (=desaparecer) [humo, niebla] to clear, disperse; [recuerdo, sonido] to fade, fade away; [duda] to be dispelled
    2) (Med) to faint
    3) (Quím) to evaporate
    * * *
    = fade (away/out), fall into + obscurity, fall out, perish, vanish, evaporate, dissolve, wither, banish, blow away, fizzle out, etherealise [etherealize, -USA], fade into + obscurity, fade into + oblivion, disappear into + the blue, vanish into + the blue, wear off.
    Ex. Trails that are not frequently followed are prone to fade, items are not fully permanent, memory is transitory.
    Ex. The acid rain literature illustrated the 1st paradigm, where journals from the unadjusted literature were thrust forward in the adjusted literature, and no unadjusted journal fell into obscurity.
    Ex. So when the 1908 ALA rules superseded Cutter's rules, the whole provision for bringing together editions fell out, and we didn't have them until the AACR.
    Ex. A data base must respond to a dynamic reality in which terms, 'strain, crack and sometimes break under the burden, under the tension, slip, slide, perish, decay with imprecision, will not stay in place, will not stay still'.
    Ex. She seized her sweater and purse and vanished.
    Ex. It is pointless to create interest if it is then allowed to evaporate because the books cannot be obtained.
    Ex. He adjusted himself comfortably in the chair, overlapped his legs, and blew a smoke ring that dissolved two feet above her head.
    Ex. The article 'Whither libraries? or, wither libraries' urges the profession to seriously consider its role in an electronic society.
    Ex. Microcomputers sets the stage for an interactive environment that can banish the 'master-slave' architecture of television and its progeny, the culture of passivity.
    Ex. Its prediction that, with the passing of years, the taint of scandal will blow away, looks over-optimistic.
    Ex. Over the weekend, she started three articles and each one fizzled out for lack of inspiration.
    Ex. The entire hardware of Western industrialism has been obsolesced and ' etherealized' by the new surround of electronic information services.
    Ex. But he may be put under house arrest, a dire fate for a man who is terrified of fading into obscurity.
    Ex. The music industry as we know it is slowly fading into oblivion.
    Ex. We're all puzzled by the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle where hundreds of boats and planes have disappeared into the blue leaving no trace at all.
    Ex. All about the plane round puffs of white smoke suddenly appeared, broke, and vanished into the blue.
    Ex. We're all familiar with the idea of novelty value and how it wears off with time.
    ----
    * desvanecerse la luz = light + fail.
    * * *
    = fade (away/out), fall into + obscurity, fall out, perish, vanish, evaporate, dissolve, wither, banish, blow away, fizzle out, etherealise [etherealize, -USA], fade into + obscurity, fade into + oblivion, disappear into + the blue, vanish into + the blue, wear off.

    Ex: Trails that are not frequently followed are prone to fade, items are not fully permanent, memory is transitory.

    Ex: The acid rain literature illustrated the 1st paradigm, where journals from the unadjusted literature were thrust forward in the adjusted literature, and no unadjusted journal fell into obscurity.
    Ex: So when the 1908 ALA rules superseded Cutter's rules, the whole provision for bringing together editions fell out, and we didn't have them until the AACR.
    Ex: A data base must respond to a dynamic reality in which terms, 'strain, crack and sometimes break under the burden, under the tension, slip, slide, perish, decay with imprecision, will not stay in place, will not stay still'.
    Ex: She seized her sweater and purse and vanished.
    Ex: It is pointless to create interest if it is then allowed to evaporate because the books cannot be obtained.
    Ex: He adjusted himself comfortably in the chair, overlapped his legs, and blew a smoke ring that dissolved two feet above her head.
    Ex: The article 'Whither libraries? or, wither libraries' urges the profession to seriously consider its role in an electronic society.
    Ex: Microcomputers sets the stage for an interactive environment that can banish the 'master-slave' architecture of television and its progeny, the culture of passivity.
    Ex: Its prediction that, with the passing of years, the taint of scandal will blow away, looks over-optimistic.
    Ex: Over the weekend, she started three articles and each one fizzled out for lack of inspiration.
    Ex: The entire hardware of Western industrialism has been obsolesced and ' etherealized' by the new surround of electronic information services.
    Ex: But he may be put under house arrest, a dire fate for a man who is terrified of fading into obscurity.
    Ex: The music industry as we know it is slowly fading into oblivion.
    Ex: We're all puzzled by the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle where hundreds of boats and planes have disappeared into the blue leaving no trace at all.
    Ex: All about the plane round puffs of white smoke suddenly appeared, broke, and vanished into the blue.
    Ex: We're all familiar with the idea of novelty value and how it wears off with time.
    * desvanecerse la luz = light + fail.

    * * *

    desvanecerse ( conjugate desvanecerse) verbo pronominal
    a) [humo/nubes/niebla] to clear, disperse;

    [dudas/temores/sospechas] to vanish, be dispelled;
    [fantasma/visión] to disappear, vanish

    desvanecerse verbo reflexivo
    1 (un recuerdo, una imagen, duda) to vanish, fade
    (la niebla) to clear
    2 (perder el conocimiento) to faint
    ' desvanecerse' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    disiparse
    English:
    evaporate
    - recede
    - disappear
    - dissipate
    - fade
    - melt
    - swoon
    - window
    * * *
    vpr
    1. [desmayarse] to faint;
    caer desvanecido to fall in a faint, to faint;
    yacía desvanecido en el pavimento he lay unconscious in the road
    2. [humo, nubes] to clear, to disappear;
    [perfil, figura] to become blurred; [colores] to fade; [sonido, olor] to fade away;
    su imagen se desvanece y en la pantalla vemos un paisaje her image fades out and we see a country scene
    3. [sospechas, temores] to be dispelled;
    [esperanzas] to be dashed; [recuerdos] to fade;
    * * *
    v/r
    1 de niebla disperse;
    desvanecerse en el aire vanish into thin air
    2 MED faint
    * * *
    vr
    1) : to vanish, to disappear
    2) : to fade
    3) desmayarse: to faint, to swoon

    Spanish-English dictionary > desvanecerse

  • 3 donde

    adv.
    where.
    el bolso está donde lo dejaste the bag is where you left it
    puedes ir donde quieras you can go wherever you want
    hasta donde as far as, up to where
    llegaré hasta donde pueda I'll get as far as I can
    donde sea posible wherever possible
    por donde wherever
    iré por donde me manden I'll go wherever they send me
    pron.
    where.
    la casa donde nací the house where I was born
    la ciudad de donde viene the town (where) she comes from, the town from which she comes
    hacia donde toward where, toward which
    hasta donde as far as where, as far as which
    * * *
    1 where, in which
    \
    de donde / desde donde from where, whence
    ¡mira por donde! / ¡vaya por donde! familiar fancy that!
    * * *
    adv.
    * * *
    1. ADV
    1) + indic where

    la casa donde nací — the house where I was born, the house I was born in

    a donde, ahí es a donde vamos nosotros — that's where we're going

    de donde, el país de donde vienen — the country they come from

    la caja de donde lo sacó — the box he took it out of, the box from which he took it

    en donde, fui a la India, en donde nos conocimos — I went to India, (which is) where we met

    por donde, la escalera por donde había salido — the empty staircase down which he had left

    por donde pasan lo destrozan todo — they destroy everything, wherever they go

    2) + subjun wherever

    vayas donde vayas — wherever you go, everywhere you go

    - allí donde fueres, haz lo que vieres
    3) Cono Sur (=ya que) as, since
    2. PREP
    1) (=al lado de)

    es allí, donde la catedral — it's over there by the cathedral

    2) (=en casa de)
    * * *
    I
    1)

    la ciudad donde se conocieron — the city where they met; (+ subj)

    b) ( con prep) where

    de donde se deduce que... — from which it can be deduced that...

    sigue donde mismo — (Chi fam) he's still in the same place

    2) (esp AmL fam) (+ subj) (si) if

    donde lo vuelvas a hacer... — if you do it again...

    3) (Chi fam) ( porque) because
    II
    preposición (esp AmL, en algunas regiones crit)

    ve donde tu hermana y dile que... — ( a su casa) go over to your sister's and tell her...; ( al lugar donde está ella) go and tell your sister...

    es allí donde el semáforoit's there by o at the traffic lights

    * * *
    = where, where, whereabouts.
    Ex. An appreciation of alternative approaches is particularly important in this field where trends towards standardisation are the norm.
    Ex. An appreciation of alternative approaches is particularly important in this field where trends towards standardisation are the norm.
    Ex. Systematic order is not self-evident; we need notation to show whereabouts in the sequence we shall find a particular subject.
    ----
    * ¿a dónde se dirige(n)...? = whither?.
    * ¿a dónde va(n)...? = whither?.
    * allí donde = as and when, where, wherever.
    * ciudad donde viven principalmente jubilados = retirement town.
    * de donde = whence, whence, from whence.
    * ¿de dónde si no...? = where else...?.
    * demasiado donde elegir = embarrassment of riches, spoilt for choice.
    * de quién sabe dónde = out of the woodwork.
    * ¿dónde? = where on (this) earth...?.
    * donde cabe mucho también cabe poco = what holds a lot will hold a little.
    * ¿dónde demonios...? = where on (this) earth...?.
    * ¿dónde diablos...? = where on (this) earth...?.
    * donde el tiempo es de suma importancia = time-critical.
    * donde fueres haz lo que vieres = when in Rome (do as the Romans do).
    * donde hay humo, hay fuego = there's no smoke without fire, where there's smoke there's fire.
    * donde proceda = where applicable.
    * donde se pueden hacer búsquedas = queriable.
    * en donde = where, wherein.
    * en una época en donde = in an age where.
    * ¿hacia dónde se dirige(n)...? = whither?.
    * ¿hacia dónde va(n)...? = whither?.
    * hasta donde alcance = to the limits of.
    * hasta donde es posible = as far as possible.
    * hasta donde llegue = to the limits of.
    * hasta donde sea posible = as far as possible.
    * imponer orden en donde hay caos = bring + order out of chaos.
    * lugar donde pasar el rato = hang out.
    * no tener otro sitio donde recurrir = have + nowhere else to turn.
    * salir de quién sabe dónde = come out of + the woodwork.
    * * *
    I
    1)

    la ciudad donde se conocieron — the city where they met; (+ subj)

    b) ( con prep) where

    de donde se deduce que... — from which it can be deduced that...

    sigue donde mismo — (Chi fam) he's still in the same place

    2) (esp AmL fam) (+ subj) (si) if

    donde lo vuelvas a hacer... — if you do it again...

    3) (Chi fam) ( porque) because
    II
    preposición (esp AmL, en algunas regiones crit)

    ve donde tu hermana y dile que... — ( a su casa) go over to your sister's and tell her...; ( al lugar donde está ella) go and tell your sister...

    es allí donde el semáforoit's there by o at the traffic lights

    * * *
    = where, where, whereabouts.

    Ex: An appreciation of alternative approaches is particularly important in this field where trends towards standardisation are the norm.

    Ex: An appreciation of alternative approaches is particularly important in this field where trends towards standardisation are the norm.
    Ex: Systematic order is not self-evident; we need notation to show whereabouts in the sequence we shall find a particular subject.
    * ¿a dónde se dirige(n)...? = whither?.
    * ¿a dónde va(n)...? = whither?.
    * allí donde = as and when, where, wherever.
    * ciudad donde viven principalmente jubilados = retirement town.
    * de donde = whence, whence, from whence.
    * ¿de dónde si no...? = where else...?.
    * demasiado donde elegir = embarrassment of riches, spoilt for choice.
    * de quién sabe dónde = out of the woodwork.
    * ¿dónde? = where on (this) earth...?.
    * donde cabe mucho también cabe poco = what holds a lot will hold a little.
    * ¿dónde demonios...? = where on (this) earth...?.
    * ¿dónde diablos...? = where on (this) earth...?.
    * donde el tiempo es de suma importancia = time-critical.
    * donde fueres haz lo que vieres = when in Rome (do as the Romans do).
    * donde hay humo, hay fuego = there's no smoke without fire, where there's smoke there's fire.
    * donde proceda = where applicable.
    * donde se pueden hacer búsquedas = queriable.
    * en donde = where, wherein.
    * en una época en donde = in an age where.
    * ¿hacia dónde se dirige(n)...? = whither?.
    * ¿hacia dónde va(n)...? = whither?.
    * hasta donde alcance = to the limits of.
    * hasta donde es posible = as far as possible.
    * hasta donde llegue = to the limits of.
    * hasta donde sea posible = as far as possible.
    * imponer orden en donde hay caos = bring + order out of chaos.
    * lugar donde pasar el rato = hang out.
    * no tener otro sitio donde recurrir = have + nowhere else to turn.
    * salir de quién sabe dónde = come out of + the woodwork.

    * * *
    A
    1 where
    la ciudad donde se conocieron the city where they met, the city they met in
    Roma, donde se conocieron Rome, where they met
    (+ subj): siéntate donde quieras sit wherever o where you like
    vaya donde vaya me lo encuentro I bump into him wherever o everywhere I go
    2
    (con prep): buscábamos un lugar desde donde pudiéramos ver el desfile we were looking for a place to watch the procession from
    íbamos a donde esperaban los demás we were on our way to where the others were waiting
    el país de donde procede the country it comes from
    de donde se deduce que … from which it can be deduced that …
    la ventana por donde había entrado the window where he had got in, the window he had got in through
    el café (en) donde nos reuníamos the café where we used to meet
    lo dejé donde mismo lo encontré ( fam); I left it right o exactly where I found it
    sigue donde mismo ( Chi fam); he's still in the same place, he's still living ( o working etc) in the same place
    1 (+ subj) (si) if
    donde lo vuelvas a hacer te mato if you do it again, I'll kill you!
    2 (cuando) if, when
    no será tan importante donde yo no lo sé it can't be (all) that important if o when I don't know it
    C ( Chi fam) (porque) because
    ( esp AmL en algunas regiones crit): ve donde tu hermana y dile que … (a su casa) go over to your sister's and tell her …; (al lugar donde está ella) go and tell your sister …
    es allí donde el semáforo it's there by o at the traffic lights
    * * *

     

    Multiple Entries:
    don de    
    donde    
    dónde
    donde conjunción
    where;

    siéntate dónde quieras sit wherever o where you like;
    déjalo dónde sea leave it anywhere;
    de dónde se deduce que … from which it can be deduced that …;
    la ventana por dónde había entrado the window through which he had got in
    ■ preposición (esp AmL, en algunas regiones crit): ve dónde tu hermana y dile que … ( a su casa) go over to your sister's and tell her …;

    ( al lugar donde está ella) go and tell your sister …
    dónde adverbio
    1 where;
    ¿dónde está? where is it?;

    ¿de dónde es? where is he from?;
    ¿por dónde quieres ir? which way do you want to go?
    2 (Chi, Méx, Per) ( cómo) how;
    ¡dónde íbamos a imaginar que …! how were we to imagine that …!

    donde adv rel
    1 where: el cajón donde guardaba las cartas, the drawer where she kept the letters
    un balcón desde donde se ven los jardines, a balcony from which the gardens are visible
    2 (por lo que) from which: de donde deduzco que..., from which I deduce that...
    3 fam (en lo de, en casa de) estuvimos donde Pedro, we were at Pedro's
    dónde adverbio
    1 interr where: ¿de dónde es?, where is he from?
    ¿de dónde sacaste esa idea?, where did you get that idea from?
    ¿por dónde se va al Prado?, which way is it to the Prado?
    ' dónde' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    acaso
    - apretar
    - bodega
    - chimenea
    - coger
    - coño
    - Cristo
    - cuenca
    - dejar
    - despelucada
    - despelucado
    - despistada
    - despistado
    - destinar
    - donde
    - ser
    - estanca
    - estanco
    - exactitud
    - excavar
    - guapetón
    - guapetona
    - inflamarse
    - interruptor
    - irse
    - llevar
    - maldita
    - maldito
    - mies
    - mira
    - nunca
    - pacer
    - parar
    - pareja
    - parejo
    - peor
    - perdón
    - robar
    - salida
    - semejante
    - sombra
    - tendedero
    - a
    - alcanzar
    - allí
    - desde
    - diablo
    - empezar
    - escoger
    - estar
    English:
    anywhere
    - bar
    - belong
    - best
    - bird
    - bloody
    - bottleneck
    - bump
    - but
    - clear
    - consulate
    - dinner theater
    - direct
    - disheveled
    - dishevelled
    - do
    - drive-through
    - drugstore
    - earth
    - everyplace
    - fancy
    - find
    - game
    - go
    - honeymoon
    - horn
    - intimate
    - intuitively
    - look
    - lounge bar
    - name
    - near
    - penny
    - scribble
    - self-made
    - shall
    - somewhere
    - spoil
    - spring
    - squirm
    - stick
    - stick back
    - stick down
    - tell
    - they
    - thick
    - this
    - trace back
    - watch
    - way
    * * *
    donde donde combines with the preposition a to form adonde when following a noun, pronoun or adverb expressing location (e.g. el sitio adonde vamos the place where we're going; es allí adonde iban that's where they were going).
    adv
    where;
    la casa donde nací the house where I was born;
    el bolso está donde lo dejaste the bag is where you left it;
    allí donde va, causa problemas he causes trouble wherever he goes;
    vayan donde vayan, siempre tienen éxito wherever they go, they're always successful;
    puedes ir donde quieras you can go wherever you want;
    de donde [de lo cual] from which;
    de donde se deduce que estás equivocado from which it can be concluded that you're wrong;
    la ciudad de donde viene the town (where) she comes from, the town from which she comes;
    desde donde estábamos no se veía el escenario you couldn't see the stage from where we were;
    el hotel en donde nos alojamos the hotel where we're staying, the hotel at which we're staying;
    el pueblo hacia donde nos dirigíamos the town we were heading for, the town for which we were heading;
    tienes que correr hasta donde está la valla you have to run as far as the fence, you have to run up to where the fence is;
    llegaré hasta donde pueda I'll get as far as I can;
    iré por donde me manden I'll go wherever they send me;
    la puerta por donde entró the door she came in through, the door through which she came in
    prep
    1. [al lugar de]
    ve donde la tienda y espérame allí go and wait for me at the shop;
    ve donde papá y dile que nos vamos [al lugar en que está, a su casa] go over to dad's and tell him that we're going
    2. [en el lugar de]
    está donde mi madre she's at my mother's;
    * * *
    I adv where
    II prp esp L.Am.
    fui donde el médico I went to the doctor’s
    * * *
    dónde adv
    : where
    ¿dónde está su casa?: where is your house?
    donde conj
    : where, in which
    el pueblo donde vivo: the town where I live
    donde prep
    : over by
    lo encontré donde la silla: I found it over by the chair
    * * *
    donde adv
    1. (en general) where
    Si en la frase hay una preposición, where se omite en inglés

    Spanish-English dictionary > donde

  • 4 elogio

    m.
    1 praise.
    2 compliment, citation, praise, acclaim.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: elogiar.
    * * *
    1 praise, eulogy
    \
    digno,-a de elogio praiseworthy
    hacer elogios de to sing the praises of
    * * *
    noun m.
    * * *
    SM (=alabanza) praise; (=homenaje) tribute
    * * *
    masculino praise
    * * *
    = commendation, acclaim, praise, encomium, accolade, laurels, elevation, eulogy, plaudit, rave.
    Ex. It's a staggering list of accomplishments, and considering bureaucracy and some of the internal problems of the Library of Congress, I think that the Library deserves a great deal of credit and commendation.
    Ex. In effect, the book started its life rather more as a light entertainment middle-of-the-range hardback autobiography but popular acclaim turned it into a huge mass-market paperback success.
    Ex. Wing has not had the almost unqualified praise from the reviewers that Pollard and Redgrave received.
    Ex. Encomiums for abstractors are appropriate.
    Ex. The article 'Interlibrary loan: automation, whither thou goest; some gripes and an accolade' advises postponing automation until dedicated funds are available and hardware is standardized.
    Ex. There is a need to give credit to all involved in the development of quality products thus sharing the laurels.
    Ex. Within the last 40 years, information has undergone remarkable elevation.
    Ex. The journalist and broadcaster, Bernard Levin is well known for his eulogies of good indexes and indexers.
    Ex. This valuable collection is now accessible over the Internet, to the plaudits of numerous researchers and citizens, spreading our influence throughout the world.
    Ex. And by tackling problems beyond their traditional turf, the award winners earned raves for leadership.
    ----
    * deshacerse en elogios = wax + lyrical, wax + rapturous, sing + Posesivo + praises, go into + raptures.
    * digno de elogio = praiseworthy, commendably.
    * elogios = kudos.
    * recibir elogio = get + tap on the shoulder.
    * recibir elogios = win + accolade.
    * ser objeto de elogio = win + acclaim, receive + acclaim.
    * * *
    masculino praise
    * * *
    = commendation, acclaim, praise, encomium, accolade, laurels, elevation, eulogy, plaudit, rave.

    Ex: It's a staggering list of accomplishments, and considering bureaucracy and some of the internal problems of the Library of Congress, I think that the Library deserves a great deal of credit and commendation.

    Ex: In effect, the book started its life rather more as a light entertainment middle-of-the-range hardback autobiography but popular acclaim turned it into a huge mass-market paperback success.
    Ex: Wing has not had the almost unqualified praise from the reviewers that Pollard and Redgrave received.
    Ex: Encomiums for abstractors are appropriate.
    Ex: The article 'Interlibrary loan: automation, whither thou goest; some gripes and an accolade' advises postponing automation until dedicated funds are available and hardware is standardized.
    Ex: There is a need to give credit to all involved in the development of quality products thus sharing the laurels.
    Ex: Within the last 40 years, information has undergone remarkable elevation.
    Ex: The journalist and broadcaster, Bernard Levin is well known for his eulogies of good indexes and indexers.
    Ex: This valuable collection is now accessible over the Internet, to the plaudits of numerous researchers and citizens, spreading our influence throughout the world.
    Ex: And by tackling problems beyond their traditional turf, the award winners earned raves for leadership.
    * deshacerse en elogios = wax + lyrical, wax + rapturous, sing + Posesivo + praises, go into + raptures.
    * digno de elogio = praiseworthy, commendably.
    * elogios = kudos.
    * recibir elogio = get + tap on the shoulder.
    * recibir elogios = win + accolade.
    * ser objeto de elogio = win + acclaim, receive + acclaim.

    * * *
    praise
    hacer elogio(s) de algo to sing the praises of sth, to extol sth
    se deshizo en elogios para con ella he showered her with praise
    su actitud merece todo mi elogio I find his attitude extremely praiseworthy
    elogios de la crítica critical acclaim
    * * *

    Del verbo elogiar: ( conjugate elogiar)

    elogio es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    elogió es:

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

    Multiple Entries:
    elogiar    
    elogio
    elogiar ( conjugate elogiar) verbo transitivo
    to praise
    elogio sustantivo masculino
    praise;

    elogiar verbo transitivo to praise
    elogio sustantivo masculino praise

    ' elogio' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    acción
    - aplauso
    - cumplimiento
    - digno
    English:
    commendation
    - eulogy
    - praise
    - accolade
    - single
    * * *
    elogio nm
    praise;
    la crítica sólo tuvo elogios para el director the critics had nothing but praise for the director;
    la colmaron de elogios, se deshicieron en elogios con ella they heaped praise on her, they showered her with praise;
    digno de elogio praiseworthy;
    hizo un apasionado elogio de los australianos he paid the Australians a glowing tribute;
    recibió el elogio unánime de todos los partidos he was praised by all the parties without exception
    * * *
    m praise
    * * *
    elogio nm
    : praise
    * * *
    elogio n praise

    Spanish-English dictionary > elogio

  • 5 hacia

    prep.
    1 toward.
    hacia aquí/allí this/that way
    hacia abajo downwards
    hacia arriba upward
    hacia atrás backward
    hacia la izquierda/derecha to the left/right
    2 around, about (time).
    hacia las diez around o about ten o'clock
    empezó a perder la vista hacia los sesenta años he started to lose his sight at around the age of sixty
    hacia finales de año toward the end of the year
    Hacia la medianoche.. Around midnight....
    3 toward (sentimiento).
    siente hostilidad hacia las reformas he is hostile toward the reforms
    4 toward (tendencia).
    un paso más hacia la guerra civil a further step toward civil war
    * * *
    1 (dirección) towards, to
    2 (tiempo) at about, at around
    \
    hacia abajo downward(s), down
    hacia acá this way
    hacia adelante forward(s)
    hacia allá that way
    hacia atrás backward(s), back
    hacia casa home, homeward, towards home
    * * *
    prep.
    1) towards, toward
    2) near, about
    - hacia adelante
    * * *
    PREP
    1) [indicando dirección] towards, in the direction of

    eso está más hacia el este — that's further (over) to the east, that's more in an easterly direction

    vamos hacia allá — let's go in that direction, let's go over that way

    ¿hacia dónde vamos? — where are we going?

    hacia abajo — down, downwards

    hacia arriba — up, upwards

    2) [con expresiones temporales] about, near

    hacia las cinco — about five, around five

    hacia mediodía — about noon, around noon

    3) (=ante) towards
    * * *
    a) ( indicando dirección) toward, towards
    [el inglés norteamericano prefiere la forma toward mientras que el inglés británico prefiere la forma towards]

    hacia el sur — southward(s), toward(s) the south

    ¿hacia dónde tenemos que ir? — which way do we have to go?

    empujar hacia arriba/atrás — to push upward(s)/backward(s)

    b) ( indicando aproximación) toward(s)
    c) ( con respecto a) toward(s)
    * * *
    = in the direction of, into, toward(s).
    Ex. Efforts are being made in the direction of an international consensus on the definition and treatment of corporate authorship.
    Ex. And thirdly and most importantly, I am concerned about some movements which I think symptomatize ideological deterioration and would have us, as someone put it, march boldly backwards into the future.
    Ex. An appreciation of alternative approaches is particularly important in this field where trends towards standardisation are the norm.
    ----
    * dar un paso hacia delante = step up.
    * de dentro hacia fuera = inside outwards.
    * de miras hacia el exterior = outward looking.
    * de miras hacia fuera = outwardly.
    * desde hace mucho tiempo = for a long time.
    * desplazar hacia la derecha = inset.
    * desplazarse hacia arriba = move up.
    * desplazarse hacia atrás = draw back, move + backwards.
    * directamente hacia el este = due east.
    * directamente hacia el norte = due north.
    * directamente hacia el oeste = due west.
    * directamente hacia el sur = due south.
    * enumerar hacia atrás = list + backwards.
    * enumerar hacia delante = list + forwards.
    * hacia abajo = downward.
    * hacia adelante = onward(s), straight ahead, straight on.
    * hacia adelante y hacia atrás = to and fro.
    * hacia arriba = upwards, upward.
    * hacia arriba y hacia abajo = up and down, up and down.
    * hacia atrás = backwards, backward(s).
    * hacia dentro = inward.
    * ¿hacia dónde se dirige(n)...? = whither?.
    * ¿hacia dónde va(n)...? = whither?, whither?.
    * hacia el centro de la ciudad = townward.
    * hacia el este = eastward(s), eastbound.
    * hacia el frente = ahead.
    * hacia el futuro = onward(s).
    * hacia el interior y el exterior de = in and out of.
    * hacia el norte = northbound.
    * hacia el oeste = westward(s), westbound.
    * hacia el sur = southward(s), southbound.
    * hacia finales del + Siglo = later + Siglo, the.
    * hacia fuera = outwards.
    * hacia la izquierda = leftwards, leftward.
    * hacia la proa = abaft.
    * hacia proa = abaft.
    * hacia un lado(s) = sideways.
    * inclinarse hacia delante = tip forward.
    * mirando hacia atrás = in retrospect.
    * moverse hacia atrás y hacia delante = move back and forth, move back and forth.
    * tambalearse hacia delante y hacia atrás = wobble back and forth, wobble back and forth.
    * tecla de desplazamiento hacia abajo = ↓ (Down) key, down arrow key.
    * tecla de desplazamiento hacia arriba = ↑ (up) key, up arrow key.
    * viajar hacia atrás en el tiempo = travel back in + time.
    * * *
    a) ( indicando dirección) toward, towards
    [el inglés norteamericano prefiere la forma toward mientras que el inglés británico prefiere la forma towards]

    hacia el sur — southward(s), toward(s) the south

    ¿hacia dónde tenemos que ir? — which way do we have to go?

    empujar hacia arriba/atrás — to push upward(s)/backward(s)

    b) ( indicando aproximación) toward(s)
    c) ( con respecto a) toward(s)
    * * *
    = in the direction of, into, toward(s).

    Ex: Efforts are being made in the direction of an international consensus on the definition and treatment of corporate authorship.

    Ex: And thirdly and most importantly, I am concerned about some movements which I think symptomatize ideological deterioration and would have us, as someone put it, march boldly backwards into the future.
    Ex: An appreciation of alternative approaches is particularly important in this field where trends towards standardisation are the norm.
    * dar un paso hacia delante = step up.
    * de dentro hacia fuera = inside outwards.
    * de miras hacia el exterior = outward looking.
    * de miras hacia fuera = outwardly.
    * desde hace mucho tiempo = for a long time.
    * desplazar hacia la derecha = inset.
    * desplazarse hacia arriba = move up.
    * desplazarse hacia atrás = draw back, move + backwards.
    * directamente hacia el este = due east.
    * directamente hacia el norte = due north.
    * directamente hacia el oeste = due west.
    * directamente hacia el sur = due south.
    * enumerar hacia atrás = list + backwards.
    * enumerar hacia delante = list + forwards.
    * hacia abajo = downward.
    * hacia adelante = onward(s), straight ahead, straight on.
    * hacia adelante y hacia atrás = to and fro.
    * hacia arriba = upwards, upward.
    * hacia arriba y hacia abajo = up and down, up and down.
    * hacia atrás = backwards, backward(s).
    * hacia dentro = inward.
    * ¿hacia dónde se dirige(n)...? = whither?.
    * ¿hacia dónde va(n)...? = whither?, whither?.
    * hacia el centro de la ciudad = townward.
    * hacia el este = eastward(s), eastbound.
    * hacia el frente = ahead.
    * hacia el futuro = onward(s).
    * hacia el interior y el exterior de = in and out of.
    * hacia el norte = northbound.
    * hacia el oeste = westward(s), westbound.
    * hacia el sur = southward(s), southbound.
    * hacia finales del + Siglo = later + Siglo, the.
    * hacia fuera = outwards.
    * hacia la izquierda = leftwards, leftward.
    * hacia la proa = abaft.
    * hacia proa = abaft.
    * hacia un lado(s) = sideways.
    * inclinarse hacia delante = tip forward.
    * mirando hacia atrás = in retrospect.
    * moverse hacia atrás y hacia delante = move back and forth, move back and forth.
    * tambalearse hacia delante y hacia atrás = wobble back and forth, wobble back and forth.
    * tecla de desplazamiento hacia abajo = ↓ (Down) key, down arrow key.
    * tecla de desplazamiento hacia arriba = ↑ (up) key, up arrow key.
    * viajar hacia atrás en el tiempo = travel back in + time.

    * * *
    1
    ,
    etc] se dirigían hacia el sur they were heading south o southward(s) o toward(s) the south
    la puerta se abre hacia adentro the door opens inward(s)
    el país avanza hacia la democracia the country is moving toward(s) democracy
    la fuga de capitales hacia el exterior the flight of capital abroad
    el centro queda hacia allá the center is (over) that way
    ¿hacia dónde tenemos que ir? which way do we have to go?
    un movimiento hacia arriba/atrás an upward/backward movement
    empujar hacia arriba/atrás to push upward(s)/backward(s)
    2
    (indicando aproximación) toward(s) [ ver nota en la sección a] hacia finales de siglo/el final del primer acto toward(s) the end of the century/of the first act
    hacia el límite con el Brasil toward(s) the Brazilian border
    llegaremos hacia las dos we'll arrive (at) about two
    esto sucedió hacia las nueve de la mañana this occurred at approximately o toward(s) nine in the morning
    3 (con respecto a) toward(s)
    su actitud hacia mí his attitude toward(s) o to me
    * * *

     

    Del verbo hacer: ( conjugate hacer)

    hacía es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) imperfecto indicativo

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

    Multiple Entries:
    hacer    
    hacia
    hacer ( conjugate hacer) verbo transitivo
    1
    a) ( crear) ‹mueble/vestido to make;

    casa/carretera to build;
    nido to build, make;
    túnelto make, dig;
    dibujo/plano to do, draw;
    lista to make, draw up;
    resumen to do, make;
    película to make;
    nudo/lazo to tie;
    pan/pastel to make, bake;
    vino/café/tortilla to make;
    cerveza to make, brew;

    hacen buena pareja they make a lovely couple
    b) (producir, causar) ‹ ruido to make;


    estos zapatos me hacen daño these shoes hurt my feet
    2
    a) (efectuar, llevar a cabo) ‹ sacrificio to make;

    milagro to work, perform;
    deberes/ejercicios/limpieza to do;
    mandado to run;
    transacción/investigación to carry out;
    experimento to do, perform;
    entrevista to conduct;
    gira/viaje to do;
    regalo to give;
    favor to do;
    trato to make;

    aún queda mucho por hacia there is still a lot (left) to do;
    dar que hacia to make a lot of work
    b)cheque/factura to make out, write out

    3 (formular, expresar) ‹declaración/promesa/oferta to make;
    proyecto/plan to make, draw up;
    crítica/comentario to make, voice;
    pregunta to ask;

    4

    hacia caca (fam) to do a poop (AmE) o (BrE) a pooh (colloq);

    hacia pis or pipí (fam) to have a pee (colloq);
    hacia sus necesidades (euf) to go to the bathroom o toilet (euph)

    las vacas hacen `mu' cows go `moo'

    5 ( adquirir) ‹dinero/fortuna to make;
    amigo to make
    6 (preparar, arreglar) ‹ cama to make;
    maleta to pack;
    hice el pescado al horno I did o cooked the fish in the oven;

    tengo que hacia la comida I must make lunch;
    ver tb comida b
    7 ( recorrer) ‹trayecto/distancia to do, cover
    8 (en cálculos, enumeraciones):
    son 180 … y 320 hacen 500 that's 180 … and 320 is o makes 500

    1


    ¿hacemos algo esta noche? shall we do something tonight?;
    hacia ejercicio to do (some) exercise;
    ¿hace algún deporte? do you play o do any sports?;
    See Also→ amor 1b
    b) (como profesión, ocupación) to do;

    ¿qué hace tu padre? what does your father do?


    2 (realizar cierta acción, actuar de cierta manera) to do;
    ¡eso no se hace! you shouldn't do that!;

    ¡qué le vamos a hacia! what can you o (frml) one do?;
    toca bien el pianoantes lo hacía mejor she plays the piano wellshe used to play better;
    haciala buena (fam): ¡ahora sí que la hice! now I've really done it!;
    See Also→ tonto sustantivo masculino, femenino
    1 (transformar en, volver) to make;

    hizo pedazos la carta she tore the letter into tiny pieces;
    ese vestido te hace más delgada that dress makes you look thinner;
    hacia algo de algo to turn sth into sth;
    quiero hacia de ti un gran actor I want to make a great actor of you
    2
    a) (obligar a, ser causa de que)


    me hizo abrirla he made me open it;
    me hizo llorar it made me cry;
    hágalo pasar tell him to come in;
    me hizo esperar tres horas she kept me waiting for three hours;
    hacia que algo/algn haga algo to make sth/sb do sth
    b)

    hacer hacer algo to have o get sth done/made;

    hice acortar las cortinas I had o got the curtains shortened
    verbo intransitivo
    1 (obrar, actuar):
    déjame hacia a mí just let me handle this o take care of this;

    ¿cómo se hace para que te den la beca? what do you have to do to get the scholarship?;
    hiciste bien en decírmelo you did o were right to tell me;
    haces mal en mentir it's wrong of you to lie
    2 (fingir, simular):

    haz como si no lo conocieras act as if o pretend you don't know him
    3 ( servir):
    esta sábana hará de toldo this sheet will do for o as an awning;

    la escuela hizo de hospital the school served as o was used as a hospital
    4 ( interpretar personaje) hacia de algo/algn to play (the part of) sth/sb
    (+ compl) ( sentar):


    (+ me/te/le etc)

    la trucha me hizo mal (AmL) the trout didn't agree with me
    hacia v impers
    1 ( refiriéndose al tiempo atmosférico):
    hace frío/sol it's cold/sunny;

    hace tres grados it's three degrees;
    (nos) hizo un tiempo espantoso the weather was terrible
    2 ( expresando tiempo transcurrido):

    hace mucho que lo conozco I've known him for a long time;
    hacía años que no lo veía I hadn't seen him for o in years;
    ¿cuánto hace que se fue? how long ago did she leave?;
    hace poco/un año a short time/a year ago;
    hasta hace poco until recently
    hacerse verbo pronominal
    1 ( producirse) (+ me/te/le etc):

    se le hizo una ampolla she got a blister;
    hacérsele algo a algn (Méx): por fin se le hizo ganar el premio she finally got to win the award
    2
    a) ( refl) ( hacer para sí) ‹café/falda to make oneself;




    se hizo la cirugía estética she had plastic surgery
    3 ( causarse):
    ¿qué te hiciste en el brazo? what did you do to your arm?;

    ¿te hiciste daño? did you hurt yourself?
    4 ( refiriéndose a necesidades fisiológicas):
    todavía se hace pis/caca (fam) she still wets/messes herself

    5 ( refl) ( adquirir) to make;

    1
    a) (volverse, convertirse en) to become;


    se están haciendo viejos they are getting o growing old
    b) ( resultar):



    (+ me/te/le etc)

    se me hace difícil creerlo I find it very hard to believe
    c) ( impers):


    se está haciendo tarde it's getting late
    d) ( cocinarse) [pescado/guiso] to cook

    e) (AmL) ( pasarle a):

    ¿qué se habrá hecho María? what can have happened to María?

    2 ( acostumbrarse) haciase a algo to get used to sth
    3 ( fingirse):

    ¿es bobo o se (lo) hace? (fam) is he stupid or just a good actor? (colloq);
    haciase pasar por algn (por periodista, doctor) to pass oneself off as sb
    4 ( moverse) (+ compl) to move;

    5
    hacerse de (AmL) (de fortuna, dinero) to get;


    ( de amigos) to make
    hacia preposición
    a) ( dirección) toward (esp AmE), towards (esp BrE):


    hacia adelante forward(s);
    hacia adentro/arriba inward(s)/upward(s);
    el centro queda hacia allá the center is (over) that way;
    ¿hacia dónde tenemos que ir? which way do we have to go?

    llegaremos hacia las dos we'll arrive toward(s) o at around two


    su actitud hacia mí his attitude toward(s) o to me

    hacer
    I verbo transitivo
    1 (crear, fabricar, construir) to make
    hacer un jersey, to make a sweater
    hacer un puente, to build a bridge
    2 (una acción) to do: eso no se hace, it isn't done
    haz lo que quieras, do what you want
    ¿qué estás haciendo?, (en este momento) what are you doing?
    (para vivir) what do you do (for a living)?
    hace atletismo, he does athletics
    hacer una carrera/ medicina, to do a degree/ medicine
    3 (amigos, dinero) to make
    4 (obligar, forzar) to make: hazle entrar en razón, make him see reason
    5 (causar, provocar) to make: ese hombre me hace reír, that man makes me laugh
    estos zapatos me hacen daño, these shoes are hurting me
    no hagas llorar a tu hermana, don't make your sister cry
    6 (arreglar) to make
    hacer la cama, to make the bed
    hacer la casa, to do the housework
    7 Mat (sumar, dar como resultado) to make: y con éste hacen cincuenta, and that makes fifty
    8 (producir una impresión) to make... look: ese vestido la hace mayor, that dress makes her look older
    9 (en sustitución de otro verbo) to do: cuido mi jardín, me gusta hacerlo, I look after my garden, I like doing it
    10 (representar) to play: Juan hizo un papel en Fuenteovejuna, Juan played a part in Fuenteovejuna
    11 (actuar como) to play: no hagas el tonto, don't play the fool
    12 (suponer) te hacía en casa, I thought you were at home
    II verbo intransitivo
    1 (en el teatro, etc) to play: hizo de Electra, she played Electra
    2 ( hacer por + infinitivo) to try to: hice por ayudar, I tried to help
    3 (simular) to pretend: hice como si no lo conociera, I acted as if I didn't know him
    4 fam (venir bien, convenir) to be suitable: si te hace, nos vamos a verle mañana, if it's all right for you, we'll visit him tomorrow
    III verbo impersonal
    1 (tiempo transcurrido) ago: hace mucho (tiempo), a long time ago
    hace tres semanas que no veo la televisión, I haven't watched TV for three weeks
    hace tres años que comenzaron las obras, the building works started three years ago
    2 (condición atmosférica) hacía mucho frío, it was very cold
    ¿To make o to do?
    El significado básico del verbo to make es construir, fabricar algo juntando los componentes (aquí hacen unos pasteles maravillosos, they make marvellous cakes here), obligar (hazle callar, make him shut up) o convertir: Te hará más fuerte. It'll make you stronger. También se emplea en expresiones compuestas por palabras tales como dinero ( money), ruido ( a noise), cama ( the bed), esfuerzo ( an effort), promesa ( a promise), c omentario ( a comment), amor ( love), guerra ( war).
    El significado del verbo to do es cumplir o ejecutar una tarea o actividad, especialmente tratándose de los deportes y las tareas domésticas: Hago mis deberes por la noche. I do my homework in the evening. ¿Quién hace la plancha en tu casa? Who does the ironing in your house? También se emplea con palabras tales como deber ( duty), deportes ( sports), examen ( an exam), favor ( a favour), sumas ( sums).
    hacia preposición
    1 (en dirección a) towards, to
    hacia abajo, down, downwards
    hacia adelante, forwards
    hacia arriba, up, upwards
    hacia atrás, back, backwards
    2 (en torno a) at about, at around: estaré allí hacia las cinco, I'll be there at about five o'clock
    ' hacia' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abajo
    - abalanzarse
    - aire
    - añales
    - animadversión
    - arriba
    - atrás
    - calor
    - contingente
    - correrse
    - delante
    - derivar
    - descender
    - desprecio
    - dirigir
    - dirigirse
    - empañar
    - empujar
    - encaminarse
    - enfilar
    - fogosidad
    - frente
    - fuera
    - hacer
    - infundio
    - invencible
    - llevar
    - malsana
    - malsano
    - monetaria
    - monetario
    - orientar
    - orientarse
    - proyectar
    - que
    - recta
    - recto
    - retroceder
    - saber
    - siglo
    - sobre
    - subir
    - sur
    - tambalearse
    - tirar
    - volver
    - volverse
    - abatible
    - adelante
    - boca
    English:
    ahead
    - aim
    - antagonism
    - antipathy
    - ashore
    - at
    - back
    - backward
    - backwards
    - beat down
    - beeline
    - bent
    - bias
    - boost
    - care for
    - come forward
    - cool
    - crowd
    - cruelty
    - curve
    - deflect
    - disdain
    - dislike
    - dispose
    - disregard
    - doubtless
    - down
    - downstairs
    - downward
    - downwards
    - due
    - East
    - eastward
    - eastwards
    - extend
    - face
    - facing
    - fast forward
    - flash
    - flippant
    - floodlight
    - for
    - forward
    - glance down
    - go
    - guise
    - head
    - home in
    - ill-disposed
    - incline
    * * *
    hacia prep
    1. [dirección] towards;
    hacia aquí/allí this/that way;
    hacia abajo downwards;
    hacia arriba upwards;
    hacia adelante forwards;
    hacia atrás backwards;
    hacia la izquierda/derecha to the left/right;
    viajar hacia el norte to travel north;
    hacia el norte del país towards the north of the country;
    miró hacia el otro lado she looked the other way;
    muévete hacia un lado move to one side
    2. [tiempo] around, about;
    hacia las diez around o about ten o'clock;
    empezó a perder la vista hacia los sesenta años he started to lose his sight at around the age of sixty;
    hacia finales de año towards the end of the year
    3. [sentimiento] towards;
    siente hostilidad hacia las reformas he is hostile towards the reforms;
    su actitud hacia el trabajo es muy seria she has a very serious attitude towards her work, she takes her work very seriously
    4. [tendencia] towards;
    este año se marcha hacia una cosecha excepcional we are heading for a bumper crop this year;
    un paso más hacia la guerra civil a further step towards civil war
    * * *
    prp
    1 en el espacio toward;
    hacia adelante forward;
    hacia atrás back(ward);
    hacia aquí in this direction, this way
    2 en el tiempo
    :
    hacia las cuatro about four (o’clock)
    * * *
    hacia prep
    1) : toward, towards
    hacia abajo: downward
    hacia adelante: forward
    2) : near, around, about
    hacia las seis: about six o'clock
    * * *
    hacia prep
    1. (dirección) towards
    2. (tiempo) at about

    Spanish-English dictionary > hacia

  • 6 marchitarse

    1 to wither
    * * *
    VPR
    1) [flores] to wither, fade
    2) [belleza, juventud] to fade
    3) [esperanzas] to fade; [ideales] to fade away
    4) [persona] to languish, fade away
    * * *
    (v.) = wither, wither away, shrivel up, shrivel
    Ex. The article 'Whither libraries? or, wither libraries' urges the profession to seriously consider its role in an electronic society.
    Ex. He concludes that public libraries will wither away, together with the rights of the individual member of the public to information.
    Ex. Umbilical cords shrivel up and fall off, leaving a neat little tummy button after about a week or so.
    Ex. All the blooms have turned brown and died and most of the smaller, newer leaves have shrivelled and died too.
    * * *
    (v.) = wither, wither away, shrivel up, shrivel

    Ex: The article 'Whither libraries? or, wither libraries' urges the profession to seriously consider its role in an electronic society.

    Ex: He concludes that public libraries will wither away, together with the rights of the individual member of the public to information.
    Ex: Umbilical cords shrivel up and fall off, leaving a neat little tummy button after about a week or so.
    Ex: All the blooms have turned brown and died and most of the smaller, newer leaves have shrivelled and died too.

    * * *

    marchitarse ( conjugate marchitarse) verbo pronominal

    b) (liter) [belleza/juventud] to fade

    marchitar vtr, marchitarse verbo reflexivo to shrivel, wither
    ' marchitarse' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    marchitar
    English:
    droop
    - fade
    - shrivel
    - wilt
    - wither
    * * *
    vpr
    1. [planta] to fade, to wither
    2. [persona] to languish, to fade away
    * * *
    v/r wilt
    * * *
    vr
    1) : to wither, to shrivel up, to wilt
    2) : to languish, to fade away

    Spanish-English dictionary > marchitarse

  • 7 queja

    f.
    1 complaint (protesta).
    presentar una queja to make o lodge a complaint (formalmente)
    tener queja de algo/alguien to have a complaint about something/somebody
    2 moan, groan (lamento).
    pres.indicat.
    3rd person singular (él/ella/ello) present indicative of spanish verb: quejar.
    imperat.
    2nd person singular (tú) Imperative of Spanish verb: quejar.
    * * *
    1 (descontento) complaint
    2 (de dolor) moan, groan
    \
    dar queja de algo/alguien to complaint about something/somebody
    presentar una queja DERECHO to lodge a complaint
    no tener queja de alguien to have no complaints about somebody
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=reclamación) [gen] complaint; [refunfuñando] grumble, grouse *; [con rencor] grudge, resentment

    presentar una quejato make o lodge a complaint

    2) (=gemido) moan, groan
    3) (Jur) protest
    * * *
    a) ( protesta) complaint
    b) ( de dolor) ver quejido
    * * *
    = complaint, cry, discontent, grievance, remonstration, demand, hand-wringing, reproach, axe + to grind, gripe, whining, jeremiad, beef, plaint, letter of complaint, nag, niggle.
    Ex. CACs have dealt with pre-shopping advice, education on consumers' rights and complaints about goods and services, advising the client and often obtaining expert assessments.
    Ex. The cry is often heard that it is impossible to put nonbook materials on open shelves because they will be stolen.
    Ex. No one complained about Duff to her, and she decided not to probe for discontents.
    Ex. So, in the bicentennial spirit here's a three-point bill of particulars or grievances (in addition to what was mentioned previously with respect to offensive or unauthentic terms).
    Ex. Interestingly enough, the immediate effect of Bodley's remonstrations was the inclusion in the inventory lists of additional separate entries for books bound with other books.
    Ex. Demands from clients will often throw up an occurrence of similar problems, revealing perhaps the operation of an injustice, the lack of an amenity in the neighbourhood, or simply bureaucratic inefficiency.
    Ex. The book is simply an occasion for ritual hand-wringing about Northern Ireland's troubled past and present troubles = El libro es simplemente una ocasión para lamentarse sobre los problemas pasados y presentes de Irlanda del Norte.
    Ex. A standing reproach to all librarians is the non-user.
    Ex. The seventeenth century could tolerate the growth of a public library which was committed to the spread of knowledge without any particular axe to grind other than the rather vague one of promoting a happy Christian state.
    Ex. The article 'Interlibrary loan: automation, whither thou goest; some gripes and an accolade' advises postponing automation until dedicated funds are available and hardware is standardized.
    Ex. Electronic, peer review journals provide the clearest examples of the value of the Internet as a medium for serious scholarship, a counterpoint to whinings over digital disinformation and knowledge fragmentation.
    Ex. He offers an antidote to modern-day jeremiads that criticize easily duped consumers.
    Ex. My major beef about ProCite (and it's actually true of Reference Manager as well) is that the import filters are not updated.
    Ex. A common plaint among some critics is that resemblance is a necessary condition of pictorial representation.
    Ex. In the course of reading this article, you may spot a factual error which makes you bristle, or you may think the writing is biased, but by now the ink has dried; all you can do is send a letter of complaint.
    Ex. The article is entitled 'One last nag or two or three: it's the last chance this year for vendors to take my advice: put users first!'.
    Ex. Wilson was limping around so he must have picked up a knock or aggravated a niggle that he already had.
    ----
    * atender quejas = handle + complaints.
    * dar lugar a queja = evoke + complaint.
    * desbaratar las quejas = disarm + complaints.
    * después de la queja = postcomplaint [post-complaint].
    * expresar queja = voice + complaint.
    * interponer una queja = file + complaint, file + grievance.
    * invalidar las quejas = disarm + complaints.
    * motivo de queja = pet peeve.
    * persona que se queja = complainant.
    * posterior a la queja = postcomplaint [post-complaint].
    * presentar una queja = register + complaint, lodge + complaint, file + complaint, file + grievance.
    * quejas = grumbling(s).
    * * *
    a) ( protesta) complaint
    b) ( de dolor) ver quejido
    * * *
    = complaint, cry, discontent, grievance, remonstration, demand, hand-wringing, reproach, axe + to grind, gripe, whining, jeremiad, beef, plaint, letter of complaint, nag, niggle.

    Ex: CACs have dealt with pre-shopping advice, education on consumers' rights and complaints about goods and services, advising the client and often obtaining expert assessments.

    Ex: The cry is often heard that it is impossible to put nonbook materials on open shelves because they will be stolen.
    Ex: No one complained about Duff to her, and she decided not to probe for discontents.
    Ex: So, in the bicentennial spirit here's a three-point bill of particulars or grievances (in addition to what was mentioned previously with respect to offensive or unauthentic terms).
    Ex: Interestingly enough, the immediate effect of Bodley's remonstrations was the inclusion in the inventory lists of additional separate entries for books bound with other books.
    Ex: Demands from clients will often throw up an occurrence of similar problems, revealing perhaps the operation of an injustice, the lack of an amenity in the neighbourhood, or simply bureaucratic inefficiency.
    Ex: The book is simply an occasion for ritual hand-wringing about Northern Ireland's troubled past and present troubles = El libro es simplemente una ocasión para lamentarse sobre los problemas pasados y presentes de Irlanda del Norte.
    Ex: A standing reproach to all librarians is the non-user.
    Ex: The seventeenth century could tolerate the growth of a public library which was committed to the spread of knowledge without any particular axe to grind other than the rather vague one of promoting a happy Christian state.
    Ex: The article 'Interlibrary loan: automation, whither thou goest; some gripes and an accolade' advises postponing automation until dedicated funds are available and hardware is standardized.
    Ex: Electronic, peer review journals provide the clearest examples of the value of the Internet as a medium for serious scholarship, a counterpoint to whinings over digital disinformation and knowledge fragmentation.
    Ex: He offers an antidote to modern-day jeremiads that criticize easily duped consumers.
    Ex: My major beef about ProCite (and it's actually true of Reference Manager as well) is that the import filters are not updated.
    Ex: A common plaint among some critics is that resemblance is a necessary condition of pictorial representation.
    Ex: In the course of reading this article, you may spot a factual error which makes you bristle, or you may think the writing is biased, but by now the ink has dried; all you can do is send a letter of complaint.
    Ex: The article is entitled 'One last nag or two or three: it's the last chance this year for vendors to take my advice: put users first!'.
    Ex: Wilson was limping around so he must have picked up a knock or aggravated a niggle that he already had.
    * atender quejas = handle + complaints.
    * dar lugar a queja = evoke + complaint.
    * desbaratar las quejas = disarm + complaints.
    * después de la queja = postcomplaint [post-complaint].
    * expresar queja = voice + complaint.
    * interponer una queja = file + complaint, file + grievance.
    * invalidar las quejas = disarm + complaints.
    * motivo de queja = pet peeve.
    * persona que se queja = complainant.
    * posterior a la queja = postcomplaint [post-complaint].
    * presentar una queja = register + complaint, lodge + complaint, file + complaint, file + grievance.
    * quejas = grumbling(s).

    * * *
    1 (protesta) complaint
    presentar una queja to make o lodge o file a complaint
    nunca hemos tenido motivo de queja con él he has never given us any cause for complaint
    me han dado quejas de ti I've received complaints about you
    estoy harto de tus constantes quejas I've had enough of your endless complaining
    * * *

     

    Del verbo quejarse: ( conjugate quejarse)

    se queja es:

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

    queja sustantivo femenino ( protesta) complaint;

    queja sustantivo femenino
    1 (reproche, protesta) complaint: no tenemos ninguna queja de ella, we've got no complaints about her
    han presentado una queja a la administración, they complained to the administration
    2 (de dolor) groan, moan

    ' queja' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    encima
    - escrita
    - escrito
    - llorica
    - presentar
    - reclamación
    - todavía
    - embargo
    - formular
    - protesta
    - reclamo
    - reporte
    - vicio
    English:
    air
    - complaint
    - file
    - fuss
    - grievance
    - gripe
    - grouse
    - grumble
    - lodge
    - moan
    - never
    - strident
    * * *
    queja nf
    1. [lamento] moan, groan
    2. [protesta] complaint;
    presentar una queja [formalmente] to make o lodge a complaint;
    tener queja de algo/alguien to have a complaint about sth/sb;
    no tienes ningún motivo de queja you've got nothing to complain about, you've no cause for complaint;
    no me ha dado ningún motivo de queja I've got no complaints about him
    * * *
    f complaint;
    no tener queja de alguien have no complaints about s.o.
    * * *
    queja nf
    : complaint
    * * *
    1. (protesta) complaint
    2. (grito) moan / groan

    Spanish-English dictionary > queja

  • 8 ¿? (signo de interrogación)

    Ex. Question marks on the extreme left of the printout are prompts from the host computer.
    ----
    * ¿a dónde se dirige(n)...? = whither?.
    * ¿a dónde va(n)...? = whither?.
    * ¿dónde? = where on (this) earth...?.
    * ¿dónde demonios...? = where on (this) earth...?.
    * ¿dónde diablos...? = where on (this) earth...?.
    * ¿dónde narices...? = where on (this) earth...?.
    * ¿hacia dónde se dirige(n)...? = whither?.
    * ¿para qué sirve... ? = what's the use of... ?.
    * ¿qué demonios...? = what on (this) earth...?, What the heck...?.
    * ¿qué diablos...? = what on (this) earth...?, What the heck...?.
    * ¿Qué ha dicho? = I beg your pardon?.
    * ¿Qué hay compa? = Ahoy matey!.
    * ¿qué narices...? = what on (this) earth...?, What the heck...?.
    * ¿qué ocurre si... ? = what if... ?.
    * ¿qué pasa si... ? = what if... ?.
    * ¿qué sentido tiene/tenía...? = what is/was the point of...?.
    * ¿qué sucede si... ? = what if... ?.
    * ¿quién sabe? = who knows?.
    * ¿quién si no...? = who else but...?, who else...?.
    * ¿verdad? = right?.
    * ¿y si... ? = what if... ?.

    Spanish-English dictionary > ¿? (signo de interrogación)

  • 9 ¿a dónde se dirige(n)...?

    Ex. The article ' Whither libraries? or, Wither libraries' urges the profession to seriously consider its role in an electronic society.
    * * *
    = whither?

    Ex: The article ' Whither libraries? or, Wither libraries' urges the profession to seriously consider its role in an electronic society.

    Spanish-English dictionary > ¿a dónde se dirige(n)...?

  • 10 ¿a dónde va(n)...?

    Ex. The article ' Whither libraries? or, Wither libraries' urges the profession to seriously consider its role in an electronic society.
    * * *
    = whither?

    Ex: The article ' Whither libraries? or, Wither libraries' urges the profession to seriously consider its role in an electronic society.

    Spanish-English dictionary > ¿a dónde va(n)...?

  • 11 ¿a dónde vas?

    = quo vadis, whither thou goest
    Ex. The article ' Quo vadis specialization?' brings into question the validity of any locally developed cataloguing or classification system.
    Ex. The article 'Interlibrary loan: automation, whither thou goest; some gripes and an accolade' advises postponing automation until dedicated funds are available and hardware is standardized.
    * * *
    = quo vadis, whither thou goest

    Ex: The article ' Quo vadis specialization?' brings into question the validity of any locally developed cataloguing or classification system.

    Ex: The article 'Interlibrary loan: automation, whither thou goest; some gripes and an accolade' advises postponing automation until dedicated funds are available and hardware is standardized.

    Spanish-English dictionary > ¿a dónde vas?

  • 12 ¿hacia dónde se dirige(n)...?

    Ex. The article ' Whither libraries? or, Wither libraries' urges the profession to seriously consider its role in an electronic society.
    * * *
    = whither?

    Ex: The article ' Whither libraries? or, Wither libraries' urges the profession to seriously consider its role in an electronic society.

    Spanish-English dictionary > ¿hacia dónde se dirige(n)...?

  • 13 ¿hacia dónde va(n)...?

    = whither?, whither?
    Ex. The article ' Whither libraries? or, Wither libraries' urges the profession to seriously consider its role in an electronic society.
    Ex. The article ' Whither libraries? or, Wither libraries' urges the profession to seriously consider its role in an electronic society.
    * * *
    = whither?, whither?

    Ex: The article ' Whither libraries? or, Wither libraries' urges the profession to seriously consider its role in an electronic society.

    Ex: The article ' Whither libraries? or, Wither libraries' urges the profession to seriously consider its role in an electronic society.

    Spanish-English dictionary > ¿hacia dónde va(n)...?

  • 14 adonde

    adv.
    where, whereto, whither.
    la ciudad adonde vamos the city we are going to
    * * *
    1 where
    * * *
    adv.
    * * *
    CONJ esp LAm where
    * * *
    adverbio where

    el lugar adonde se dirigíanthe place where o to which they were going

    adonde fueres haz lo que vieres — when in Rome, do as the Romans do

    * * *
    adverbio where

    el lugar adonde se dirigíanthe place where o to which they were going

    adonde fueres haz lo que vieres — when in Rome, do as the Romans do

    * * *
    la ciudad adonde habíamos llegado the city we had arrived in
    el lugar adonde se dirigían the place they were going to, the place where o to which they were going
    adonde fueres haz lo que vieres when in Rome, do as the Romans do
    * * *

    Multiple Entries:
    adonde    
    adónde
    adonde adverbio
    where;
    el lugar adónde se dirigían the place where o to which they were going

    adónde adverbio
    where
    adonde adverbio where: vamos adonde quieras, we'll go wherever you want
    adónde adv interr where (to)?: no sé adónde iremos de vacaciones, I don't know where we're going on holiday

    ' adónde' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    adonde
    - llevar
    English:
    come to
    - hint
    - now
    - nowhere
    - where
    - wherever
    - else
    * * *
    adv
    where;
    la ciudad adonde vamos the city we are going to;
    voy adonde estuvimos ayer I'm going where we went yesterday;
    ver donde
    prep
    Fam [a casa de]
    vamos adonde la abuela we're going to granny's
    * * *
    adv where
    * * *
    adonde conj
    : where
    el lugar adonde vamos es bello: the place where we're going is beautiful
    adónde adv
    : where
    ¿adónde vamos?: where are we going?
    * * *
    adonde adv where

    Spanish-English dictionary > adonde

  • 15 adónde

    adv.
    where, whereto, whither.
    la ciudad adonde vamos the city we are going to
    * * *
    1 where
    * * *
    adv.
    * * *
    CONJ esp LAm where
    * * *
    adverbio where
    * * *
    adverbio where

    el lugar adonde se dirigíanthe place where o to which they were going

    adonde fueres haz lo que vieres — when in Rome, do as the Romans do

    * * *
    la ciudad adonde habíamos llegado the city we had arrived in
    el lugar adonde se dirigían the place they were going to, the place where o to which they were going
    adonde fueres haz lo que vieres when in Rome, do as the Romans do
    * * *

    Multiple Entries:
    adonde    
    adónde
    adonde adverbio
    where;
    el lugar adónde se dirigían the place where o to which they were going

    adónde adverbio
    where
    adonde adverbio where: vamos adonde quieras, we'll go wherever you want
    adónde adv interr where (to)?: no sé adónde iremos de vacaciones, I don't know where we're going on holiday

    ' adónde' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    adonde
    - llevar
    English:
    come to
    - hint
    - now
    - nowhere
    - where
    - wherever
    - else
    * * *
    adv
    where;
    la ciudad adonde vamos the city we are going to;
    voy adonde estuvimos ayer I'm going where we went yesterday;
    ver donde
    prep
    Fam [a casa de]
    vamos adonde la abuela we're going to granny's
    * * *
    adv where
    * * *
    adonde conj
    : where
    el lugar adonde vamos es bello: the place where we're going is beautiful
    adónde adv
    : where
    ¿adónde vamos?: where are we going?
    * * *
    adonde adv where

    Spanish-English dictionary > adónde

  • 16 repeso

    m.
    1 weighing a second time.
    2 weight-office, whither articles may be carried to be weighed a second time.
    3 charge of reweighing.
    De repeso with the whole weight of a body; with the whole force of authority and persuasion
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: repesar.
    * * *
    SM And bonus, extra

    Spanish-English dictionary > repeso

  • 17 ¿?

    ¿? (signo de interrogación)
    = question mark (?).

    Ex: Question marks on the extreme left of the printout are prompts from the host computer.

    * ¿a dónde se dirige(n)...? = whither?.
    * ¿a dónde va(n)...? = whither?.
    * ¿dónde? = where on (this) earth...?.
    * ¿dónde demonios...? = where on (this) earth...?.
    * ¿dónde diablos...? = where on (this) earth...?.
    * ¿dónde narices...? = where on (this) earth...?.
    * ¿hacia dónde se dirige(n)...? = whither?.
    * ¿para qué sirve... ? = what's the use of... ?.
    * ¿qué demonios...? = what on (this) earth...?, What the heck...?.
    * ¿qué diablos...? = what on (this) earth...?, What the heck...?.
    * ¿Qué ha dicho? = I beg your pardon?.
    * ¿Qué hay compa? = Ahoy matey!.
    * ¿qué narices...? = what on (this) earth...?, What the heck...?.
    * ¿qué ocurre si... ? = what if... ?.
    * ¿qué pasa si... ? = what if... ?.
    * ¿qué sentido tiene/tenía...? = what is/was the point of...?.
    * ¿qué sucede si... ? = what if... ?.
    * ¿quién sabe? = who knows?.
    * ¿quién si no...? = who else but...?, who else...?.
    * ¿verdad? = right?.
    * ¿y si... ? = what if... ?.

    Spanish-English dictionary > ¿?

  • 18 a qué lugar

    • where
    • whither

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > a qué lugar

  • 19 adónde

    • where
    • whereto
    • whither

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > adónde

  • 20 dónde

    • where
    • wherein
    • whither

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  • Whither — Whith er, adv. [OE. whider. AS. hwider; akin to E. where, who; cf. Goth. hvadr[=e] whither. See {Who}, and cf. {Hither}, {Thither}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To what place; used interrogatively; as, whither goest thou? Whider may I flee? Chaucer. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whither — [hwith′ər, with′ər] adv. [ME whider < OE hwider: see WHAT & HITHER] to what place, point, condition, result, etc.? where?: used to introduce questions [whither are we drifting?] conj. 1. to which place, point, condition, result, etc.: used… …   English World dictionary

  • whither — O.E. hwider, from P.Gmc. *khwi who (see WHO (Cf. who)) + der as in HITHER (Cf. hither) and THITHER (Cf. thither). Cf. Goth. hvadre …   Etymology dictionary

  • whither — archaic or literary ► ADVERB 1) to what place or state? 2) what is the likely future of? 3) to which (with reference to a place). 4) to whatever place. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • whither — [[t](h)wɪ̱ðə(r)[/t]] QUEST Whither means to where. [LITERARY or OLD FASHIONED] Who are you and whither are you bound? Syn: where CONJ SUBORD Whither is also a conjunction. They knew not whither they went. PRON REL Whither is also a relative… …   English dictionary

  • whither — I. adverb Etymology: Middle English, from Old English hwider; akin to Latin quis who and to Old English hider hither more at who, hither Date: before 12th century 1. to what place < whither will they go > 2. to what situation, position, degree,… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • WHITHER — adv. & conj. archaic adv. 1 to what place, position, or state? 2 (prec. by place etc.) to which (the house whither we were walking). conj. 1 to the or any place to which (go whither you will). 2 and thither (we saw a house, whither we walked).… …   Useful english dictionary

  • whither — 1. adverb To which place. The wagon jolted on, carrying me I knew not whither. 2. conjunction To which place And with the same grave countenance he hurried through his breakfast and drove to the police station, whither the body had been carried.… …   Wiktionary

  • whither — whith|er [ˈwıðə US ər] adv [: Old English; Origin: hwider] 1.) old use to which place = ↑where ▪ the place whither he went 2.) formal used to ask what the future of something will be or how it will develop ▪ Whither socialism? →↑whence …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • whither — adverb old use 1 a word meaning to which , used when talking about places: the place whither he went 2 a word meaning where 3 formal a word used to ask what the future of something will be or how it will develop: Whither socialism? compare whence …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • whither — whence, whither Both words have centuries of history behind them and were once routine in their respective meanings ‘from which place’ and ‘to which place’, but in current use they are regarded as archaic or at least highly formal, although they… …   Modern English usage


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