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(with infinitive)

  • 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 al + Infinitive

    = by + Gerundio
    Ex. By becoming part of regional, national, and international networking, public libraries can provide their local users with information they need for work.
    * * *
    = by + Gerundio

    Ex: By becoming part of regional, national, and international networking, public libraries can provide their local users with information they need for work.

    Spanish-English dictionary > al + Infinitive

  • 3 ¡no handle with care!

    сущ.

    Испанско-русский универсальный словарь > ¡no handle with care!

  • 4 al

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

     

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

    Spanish-English dictionary > al

  • 5 darse

    pron.v.
    1 to yield, to cease resistance, to give in.
    Darse a with noun or infinitive, to execute quickly or repeatedly the action of the verb
    2 to give oneself up to virtue or vice.
    3 darse a la vela.
    4 to surrender at discretion, in hunting (pájaros), to halt fatigued. (Military)
    5 to concern, to interest.
    Darse maña to manage one's affairs in an able manner; to contrive
    Darse prisa to make haste, to hasten, to accelerate
    Darse una panzada (Coll.) to be fed to satiety and sickness
    Darse una vuelta to scrutinize one's own conduct, to find out one's own faults
    * * *
    1 (entregarse) to give in, surrender
    2 (suceder, existir) to happen, occur
    se da el caso que... the thing is that...
    3 (crecer) to grow; (cultivarse) to be found, grow
    4 darse a (consagrarse) to devote oneself to; (a un vicio) to take to, abandon oneself to
    5 darse con/contra (chocar) to crash (contra/con, into)
    * * *
    VERBO PRONOMINAL
    1) (=entregarse) to give in
    2) (=golpearse) to hit o.s.

    ¿dónde te has dado? — where did you hit yourself?

    darse con o contrato bump into

    nariz 2)
    3) (=ocurrir) [suceso] to happen
    4) (=crecer) to grow
    5) [seguido de preposición]
    darse a to take to

    darse a la bebida — to take to drink, start drinking

    darse de sí [cuero, tela] to give, stretch dárselas de to make o.s. out to be

    ¡no te las des de listo! — stop acting clever!

    darse por

    darse por perdido — to give o.s. up for lost

    me doy por vencido — I give up, I give in

    dársele mal a algn
    7)
    - no se me da un higo o bledo o rábano
    - dársela con queso a algn
    * * *
    (v.) = appear, occur
    Ex. The statement of authorship is also transcribed and it appears in the work.
    Ex. In DOBIS/LIBIS, this occurs only when entering multiple surnames.
    * * *
    (v.) = appear, occur

    Ex: The statement of authorship is also transcribed and it appears in the work.

    Ex: In DOBIS/LIBIS, this occurs only when entering multiple surnames.

    * * *

     

    ■darse verbo reflexivo
    1 (producirse, tener lugar) esa enfermedad se da en el norte de Europa, that disease is common in the North of Europe
    se dieron una serie de coincidencias, a series of coincidences occurred
    los frutales se dan muy bien en Levante, fruit trees grow really well in Levante
    2 (hallarse) to be found, exist
    3 (aplicarse) devote oneself
    4 (causar cierta impresión) me doy lástima, I feel sorry for myself
    5 (tener habilidad para algo) se le dan bien las matemáticas, he's good at maths 5 darse a, (entregarse, abandonarse) to take to: se dio a la bebida, he took to drink 6 darse con o contra, to bump o crash into
    ♦ Locuciones: darse por satisfecho, to feel satisfied
    darse por vencido, to give in
    dárselas de, to boast about: se las da de culto, he pretends to be very refined
    ' darse' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    advertir
    - aludida
    - aludido
    - apurarse
    - baja
    - baño
    - bofetada
    - bombo
    - borrarse
    - bruces
    - canto
    - conocer
    - contentarse
    - correr
    - cuenta
    - espabilar
    - espabilarse
    - importancia
    - ínfula
    - leche
    - lote
    - nariz
    - notar
    - padre
    - pisto
    - postín
    - prisa
    - reparar
    - satisfecha
    - satisfecho
    - tono
    - tute
    - ubicarse
    - abundancia
    - acelerar
    - aire
    - apurar
    - caer
    - carrera
    - chapuzón
    - comprender
    - comprobar
    - dar
    - ducha
    - enterado
    - fijar
    - girar
    - golpe
    - haber
    - impulso
    English:
    aware
    - buck up
    - catch on
    - come on
    - develop
    - dip
    - feast
    - feel
    - flight
    - give in
    - give up
    - give up on
    - have
    - hint
    - hit
    - hurry
    - indulge
    - move
    - name
    - notice
    - pass by
    - personally
    - pose
    - realize
    - shake
    - speed up
    - spoil
    - swim
    - take to
    - thrust forward
    - unawares
    - unwitting
    - unwittingly
    - walk into
    - appreciate
    - bang
    - bath
    - belly
    - bump
    - come
    - count
    - exchange
    - flourish
    - knock
    - latch
    - life
    - live
    - message
    - occur
    - plunge
    * * *
    vpr
    1. [suceder] to occur, to happen;
    se da pocas veces it rarely happens;
    se dio la circunstancia de que un médico pasaba por allí en ese momento it so happened that a doctor was passing that way at the time;
    este fenómeno se da en regiones tropicales this phenomenon occurs o is seen in tropical regions;
    si se diera el caso, ven en taxi if necessary o if need be, get a taxi
    2. [entregarse]
    darse a la bebida to take to drink;
    se ha dado a cuidar niños abandonados she has devoted herself to caring for abandoned children
    3. [golpearse]
    darse contra o [m5] con to hit;
    se dieron contra una farola they crashed into o hit a lamppost;
    se dio de narices en la puerta she bumped o walked into the door
    4. [tener aptitud]
    se me da bien/mal el latín I'm good/bad at Latin;
    se me da muy bien jugar al baloncesto I'm good at basketball;
    ¿qué tal se te da la química? are you any good at chemistry?, how are you at chemistry?
    5. [considerarse]
    darse por to consider oneself (to be);
    darse por vencido to give in;
    me doy por satisfecho con tu disculpa I'm satisfied with your apology;
    me doy por satisfecho con que acabemos entre los tres primeros I'll be satisfied o happy if we finish in the first three;
    con estos resultados me doy por contento I'm quite happy with these results, I'll settle for these results;
    nos dirigíamos a él, pero no se dio por enterado our remarks were aimed at him, but he pretended not to notice
    6. [uso recíproco]
    se dieron los regalos they exchanged presents, they gave each other their presents;
    se dieron de puñetazos a la salida del bar they had a fight outside the bar
    7. [uso reflexivo]
    darse una ducha/un baño to have a shower/bath;
    date prisa, que no llegamos hurry up, we're late
    8. RP [tratarse]
    no se da con sus primos he doesn't have much to do with his cousins
    9. Comp
    Esp Fam
    dársela a alguien: tiene buenos modales y cara de inocente, pero a mí no me la da she's well-mannered and has an innocent face, but she can't fool me;
    dárselas de algo: se las da de intelectual/elegante he fancies himself as an intellectual/a dandy;
    se las da de listo he makes out (that) he's clever;
    se las da de interesante, pero es aburridísimo he reckons he's interesting, but he's actually really boring
    * * *
    v/r
    1 de situación arise
    2
    :
    darse a algo take to sth
    3
    :
    esto se me da bien I’m good at this
    4
    :
    dárselas de algo make o.s. out to be sth, claim to be sth
    5
    :
    a mí no me las das fam you don’t fool me
    * * *
    vr
    1) : to give in, to surrender
    2) : to occur, to arise
    3) : to grow, to come up
    4)
    darse contra : to hit oneself against
    5)
    dárselas de : to boast about
    se las da de muy listo: he thinks he's very smart
    * * *
    darse vb
    1. (ocurrir) to happen / to occur
    2. (actividad, asignatura) to be
    3. (golpearse) to hit [pt. & pp. hit] / to bang
    4. (tomarse) to have

    Spanish-English dictionary > darse

  • 6 venir

    v.
    1 to come.
    venir a/de hacer algo to come to do something/from doing something
    venir de algo to come from something (proceder, derivarse)
    venir a alguien con algo to come to somebody with something
    no me vengas con exigencias don't come to me making demands
    Una persona vino A person came.
    2 to arrive.
    vino a las doce he arrived at twelve o'clock
    3 to be.
    su foto viene en primera página his photo is o appears on the front page
    el texto viene en inglés the text is in English
    vienen en todos los tamaños they come in every size
    las anchoas vienen en lata anchovies come in tins
    Ella venía cantando por la calle She was singing in the street.
    4 to receive.
    Me vino un telegrama I received a telegram.
    5 to come up, to blow up.
    6 to be the host for.
    Nos vinieron tres personas We were the host for three people.
    7 to come to.
    Nos vino una idea An idea came to us.
    * * *
    Present Indicative
    vengo, vienes, viene, venimos, venís, vienen.
    Past Indicative
    Future Indicative
    Conditional
    Present Subjunctive
    Imperfect Subjunctive
    Future Subjunctive
    Imperative
    ven (tú), venga (él/Vd.), vengamos (nos.), venid (vos.), vengan (ellos/Vds.).
    * * *
    verb
    3) fit
    4) follow, come after
    * * *
    Para las expresiones venir al caso, venir de lejos, venir a las manos, venir a menos, venir a pelo, venir de perlas, venirse abajo, venirse encima, ver la otra entrada.
    1. VERBO INTRANSITIVO
    1) (a un lugar) to come

    ¡ven acá o aquí! — come (over) here!

    ¿y todo esto a quéviene? — what's all this in aid of?

    ¿a qué vienen tantos llantos? — what's all this crying about?

    ¿y ahora a qué vienes? — what do you want now?

    hacer venir a algn, le hicieron venir desde Londres — they had him come (all the way) from London

    hicieron venir al médico — they sent for the doctor, they called out the doctor

    venir (a) por algn/algo — to come for sb/sth

    vinieron (a) por el enfermo — they came to pick up the patient, they came for the patient

    han venido (a) por el coche — they've come to pick up the car, they've come for the car

    venirle a algn con —

    2) (=volver)

    ¡enseguida o ahora vengo! — I'll be right back! *

    3) (=estar) to be
    4) (=ocurrir) to come

    ahora viene lo mejor de la película — this is the best bit in the film, the best bit in the film is coming up now

    - estar a verlas venir
    5) venir de (=provenir) to come from

    la honestidad le viene de familiahonesty runs in her family

    6) (=sobrevenir)
    7) (=quedar)

    este puesto de trabajo me viene grande o ancho — this job is beyond me, this job is too much for me

    venir bien, ¿te viene bien el sábado? — is Saturday all right for you?

    venir mal, mañana me viene mal — tomorrow is inconvenient

    (=futuro)

    las generaciones por venir — future generations, generations to come

    que viene (=próximo) next venga a (con sentido reiterativo)
    a)

    vino a parar o dar a la cárcel — he ended up in jail

    venir a ser, viene a ser 84 en total — it comes to 84 all together

    viene a ser lo mismoit comes to o amounts to the same thing

    b) [+ gerund]
    c) [+ participio]

    venía hecho polvo*he was shattered *

    10) ¡venga!
    ( Esp) *

    ¡venga, vámonos! — come on, let's go!

    ¡venga, una canción! — let's have a song!

    préstame cinco euros, venga — go on, lend me five euros

    -¿quieres que lo hagamos juntos? -¡venga! — "shall we do it together?" - "come on, then"

    -¡hasta luego! -¡venga! — "see you later!" - "O.K.!" o"right!"

    ¡venga ya, no seas pesado! — come on, don't be such a bore!

    -me ha tocado la lotería -¡venga ya! — "I've won the lottery" - "you're kidding! *"

    2.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo intransitivo
    1)
    a) ( a un lugar) to come

    vine en tren/avión — I came by train/plane

    ¿a qué vino? — what did he come by o around for?

    ¿ha venido el electricista? — has the electrician been?

    venir por or (Esp) a por alguien/algo — to come for somebody/something, come to pick somebody/something up

    venir a + inf — to come to + inf

    b) ( volver) to come back
    c) ( salir)

    venir con algo: me vino con un cuento he came up with some excuse; no me vengas con exigencias don't start making demands; no me vengas con eso ahora don't give me that (colloq); y ahora viene con que necesita el doble — and now he says he needs double

    d) ( sobrevenir) (+ me/te/le etc)

    me vino una gripeI came o went down with flu

    me vinieron unas ganas de reír... — I felt like bursting out laughing

    2)

    ¿qué viene después de las noticias? — what's on after the news?

    ¿a qué viene eso? — why do you say that?

    ¿a qué vienen esos gritos? — what's all the shouting about?

    3) (+ me/te/le etc)
    a) ( quedar) (+ compl)
    b) ( convenir) (+ compl)

    ¿te viene bien a las ocho? — is eight o'clock all right o OK for you?

    a)

    venir a + inf: esto viene a confirmar mis sospechas this confirms my suspicions; vendrá a tener unos 30 años she must be about 30; el precio viene a ser el mismo — the price works out (about) the same

    b)

    venir + ger: hace mucho que lo venía diciendo I'd been saying so all along; viene trabajando aquí desde hace muchos años — he has been working here for many years

    2.
    venirse v pron (enf)
    a) ( a un lugar) to come

    ¿te vienes al parque? — are you coming to the park?

    venirse abajo persona to go to pieces; techo to fall in, collapse; estante to collapse; ilusiones to go up in smoke; proyectos to fall through

    b) ( volver) to come back
    * * *
    = come.
    Nota: Verbo irregular: pasado came, participio come.
    Ex. This article urges children's librarians to attack 'aliteracy' (lack of a desire to read) as well as illiteracy by taking programmes, e.g. story hours, to children who do not come to libraries.
    ----
    * ¡venga ya! = on your bike!.
    * ir y venir = come and go.
    * lo bueno viene en frascos pequeños = small is beautiful.
    * no hay mal que por bien no venga = be a blessing in disguise.
    * Nombre/Pronombre + vino como anillo al dedo = it worked out beautifully for + Nombre/Pronombre.
    * no venir al caso = be immaterial.
    * no venir mal + Infinitivo = not hurt to + Infinitivo.
    * que viene = incoming.
    * que viene el lobo = crying wolf.
    * sin venir a cuento = out of the blue, like a bolt out of the blue, like a bolt from the blue, for no reason, for no specific reason, for no particular reason, for no good reason.
    * sin venir a pelo = out of the blue, like a bolt out of the blue, for no reason, for no specific reason, for no particular reason, for no good reason.
    * sistema + venirse abajo = system + crash.
    * ven aquí = come over here.
    * venir a continuación de + Nombre = come in + Posesivo + footsteps.
    * venir a la mente = spring to + mind.
    * venir al mundo = come into + the world.
    * venir a menos = retrench.
    * venir aquí = come over.
    * venir a ser lo mismo que = amount to + the same thing as.
    * venir bien = be none the worse for (that), suit + best.
    * venir como anillo al dedo = be (right) up + Posesivo + alley, be + Posesivo + cup of tea, be right as rain, fit + the bill, be just the thing, be just the ticket, be just the job.
    * venir con = come with.
    * venir con buenas intenciones = come in + peace.
    * venir de maravilla = be just the thing, be just the ticket, be just the job.
    * venir de mucho tiempo atrás = go back + a long way.
    * venir de perilla = be (right) up + Posesivo + alley, be + Posesivo + cup of tea, be just the thing, be just the ticket, be just the job.
    * venir en son de paz = come in + peace.
    * venir instintivamente a = come + naturally to, be second nature to + Pronombre.
    * venir justo después de = come on + the heels of.
    * venirle Algo grande a Alguien = get + too big for + Posesivo + boots, get + too big for + Posesivo + breeches.
    * venirle a Uno a la mente = come to + mind.
    * venir muy bien = fit + the bill.
    * venir por naturaleza a = come + naturally to, be second nature to + Pronombre.
    * venirse abajo = break down, tumble down, tumble, fall + apart.
    * ver Algo venir = the (hand)writing + be + on the wall, see it + coming.
    * verse venir = be on the cards.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo intransitivo
    1)
    a) ( a un lugar) to come

    vine en tren/avión — I came by train/plane

    ¿a qué vino? — what did he come by o around for?

    ¿ha venido el electricista? — has the electrician been?

    venir por or (Esp) a por alguien/algo — to come for somebody/something, come to pick somebody/something up

    venir a + inf — to come to + inf

    b) ( volver) to come back
    c) ( salir)

    venir con algo: me vino con un cuento he came up with some excuse; no me vengas con exigencias don't start making demands; no me vengas con eso ahora don't give me that (colloq); y ahora viene con que necesita el doble — and now he says he needs double

    d) ( sobrevenir) (+ me/te/le etc)

    me vino una gripeI came o went down with flu

    me vinieron unas ganas de reír... — I felt like bursting out laughing

    2)

    ¿qué viene después de las noticias? — what's on after the news?

    ¿a qué viene eso? — why do you say that?

    ¿a qué vienen esos gritos? — what's all the shouting about?

    3) (+ me/te/le etc)
    a) ( quedar) (+ compl)
    b) ( convenir) (+ compl)

    ¿te viene bien a las ocho? — is eight o'clock all right o OK for you?

    a)

    venir a + inf: esto viene a confirmar mis sospechas this confirms my suspicions; vendrá a tener unos 30 años she must be about 30; el precio viene a ser el mismo — the price works out (about) the same

    b)

    venir + ger: hace mucho que lo venía diciendo I'd been saying so all along; viene trabajando aquí desde hace muchos años — he has been working here for many years

    2.
    venirse v pron (enf)
    a) ( a un lugar) to come

    ¿te vienes al parque? — are you coming to the park?

    venirse abajo persona to go to pieces; techo to fall in, collapse; estante to collapse; ilusiones to go up in smoke; proyectos to fall through

    b) ( volver) to come back
    * * *
    = come.
    Nota: Verbo irregular: pasado came, participio come.

    Ex: This article urges children's librarians to attack 'aliteracy' (lack of a desire to read) as well as illiteracy by taking programmes, e.g. story hours, to children who do not come to libraries.

    * ¡venga ya! = on your bike!.
    * ir y venir = come and go.
    * lo bueno viene en frascos pequeños = small is beautiful.
    * no hay mal que por bien no venga = be a blessing in disguise.
    * Nombre/Pronombre + vino como anillo al dedo = it worked out beautifully for + Nombre/Pronombre.
    * no venir al caso = be immaterial.
    * no venir mal + Infinitivo = not hurt to + Infinitivo.
    * que viene = incoming.
    * que viene el lobo = crying wolf.
    * sin venir a cuento = out of the blue, like a bolt out of the blue, like a bolt from the blue, for no reason, for no specific reason, for no particular reason, for no good reason.
    * sin venir a pelo = out of the blue, like a bolt out of the blue, for no reason, for no specific reason, for no particular reason, for no good reason.
    * sistema + venirse abajo = system + crash.
    * ven aquí = come over here.
    * venir a continuación de + Nombre = come in + Posesivo + footsteps.
    * venir a la mente = spring to + mind.
    * venir al mundo = come into + the world.
    * venir a menos = retrench.
    * venir aquí = come over.
    * venir a ser lo mismo que = amount to + the same thing as.
    * venir bien = be none the worse for (that), suit + best.
    * venir como anillo al dedo = be (right) up + Posesivo + alley, be + Posesivo + cup of tea, be right as rain, fit + the bill, be just the thing, be just the ticket, be just the job.
    * venir con = come with.
    * venir con buenas intenciones = come in + peace.
    * venir de maravilla = be just the thing, be just the ticket, be just the job.
    * venir de mucho tiempo atrás = go back + a long way.
    * venir de perilla = be (right) up + Posesivo + alley, be + Posesivo + cup of tea, be just the thing, be just the ticket, be just the job.
    * venir en son de paz = come in + peace.
    * venir instintivamente a = come + naturally to, be second nature to + Pronombre.
    * venir justo después de = come on + the heels of.
    * venirle Algo grande a Alguien = get + too big for + Posesivo + boots, get + too big for + Posesivo + breeches.
    * venirle a Uno a la mente = come to + mind.
    * venir muy bien = fit + the bill.
    * venir por naturaleza a = come + naturally to, be second nature to + Pronombre.
    * venirse abajo = break down, tumble down, tumble, fall + apart.
    * ver Algo venir = the (hand)writing + be + on the wall, see it + coming.
    * verse venir = be on the cards.

    * * *
    venir [ I31 ]
    vi
    A
    1 (a un lugar) to come
    vine en tren/avión I came by train/plane
    ¿puedes venir un momento? can you come here a second?
    casi nos matamos viniendo or al venir de Medellín we nearly got killed on our way from o coming from Medellín
    ¿a qué vino? what did he come by o around o ( BrE) round for?
    ¿ha venido el electricista? has the electrician been?
    ¡que venga el encargado! I want to see the person in charge!
    vengo de parte del Sr Díaz Mr Díaz sent me, I'm here on behalf of Mr Díaz
    ¿vienes solo? — no, con un amigo have you come on your own? — no, with a friend
    vine dormida todo el tiempo I slept (for) the whole journey
    viene furiosa she's furious
    venir POR algn to come for sb, come to pick sb up
    vienen por mí a las ocho they're coming for me o they're picking me up at eight
    venir ( A) POR algo to come for sth, come to pick sth up
    vinieron (a) por el pan they came for o came to pick up the bread
    venir A + INF:
    ven a ver esto come and see this
    vienen a pasar unos días con nosotros they're coming to spend a few days with us
    a las siete me vienen a buscar they're coming to pick me up at seven
    el que venga detrás que arree ( fam); let the next person sort things out
    2 (volver) to come back
    no vengas tarde don't be late home o back, don't come home o back late
    ahora vengo I'll be back in a moment
    vino muy cansado del viaje he was very tired when he got back from his trip, he came back very tired from his trip
    3 (con excusas, exigencias) venir CON algo:
    no me vengas ahora con exigencias don't start making demands now
    no me vengas con cuentos I don't want (to hear) any excuses, don't give me any excuses
    y ahora viene con que necesita el doble and now he says he needs double
    4 (sobrevenir) (+ me/te/le etc):
    me vino una gripe I came o went down with flu
    me vinieron unas ganas de reír … I felt like bursting out laughing
    B
    1
    (tener lugar): ahora viene esa escena que te conté that scene I told you about is coming up now
    entonces vino la guerra then the war came
    ¿qué viene ahora después de las noticias? what's on after the news?
    vino una ola de frío inesperada there was an unexpected cold spell
    ya vendrán tiempos mejores things will get better
    una tela que viene de la India a cloth that's made in o that comes from India
    esa palabra viene del griego that word comes from Greek
    la enfermedad le viene de familia the illness runs in his family
    el problema viene ya de lejos the problem goes back a long way
    de ahí viene que tenga tantas deudas that's why he has so many debts
    3
    ¿a qué viene/vienen …?: ¿a qué viene eso? why do you say that?
    ¿a qué vienen esos gritos? what's all the shouting about o ( colloq) in aid of?, why all the shouting? ( colloq) what's with all the shouting? ( colloq)
    4
    (indicando presentación): el folleto viene en inglés y en francés the brochure is available in English and in French, you can get the brochure in English and in French
    viene en tres tamaños it comes in three sizes
    así venía, yo no lo he tocado it came like that, I haven't touched it
    5
    (estar incluido): su foto viene en la primera página her picture is on the front page
    no viene nada sobre la manifestación de ayer there's nothing about yesterday's demonstration
    C
    (quedar) «falda/traje» (+ compl): esa camisa te viene ancha that shirt's too big for you
    ese abrigo te viene mal that coat doesn't suit you o doesn't look right on you
    el cargo le viene grande the job's too much for him, he isn't up to the job
    estas cajas me vendrán muy bien para la mudanza these boxes will be useful o ( colloq) will come in handy when I move
    ¿te viene bien a las ocho? is eight o'clock all right o OK for you?, does eight o'clock suit you?
    el jueves no me viene bien Thursday's no good o not a good day for me, I can't make Thursday
    no me vendrían mal unas vacaciones I could do with a vacation
    los abajo firmantes venimos en declarar que … we, the undersigned, hereby declare that …
    1 venir A + INF:
    esto viene a confirmar mis sospechas this serves to confirm my suspicions, this confirms my suspicions
    vendrá a tener unos 30 años she must be about 30
    el precio viene a ser el mismo the price works out (about) the same, they're around the same price
    2 venir + GER:
    viene utilizando nuestros servicios desde hace muchos años he has been using our services for many years
    A ( enf)
    1 (a un lugar) to come
    se han venido desde Málaga a vernos they've come (all the way) from Malaga to see us
    ¿te vienes al parque? are you coming to the park?
    venirse abajo «persona» to go to pieces;
    «techo» to fall in, collapse; «estante» to collapse; «ilusiones» to go up in smoke, fall apart; «proyectos» to fall through, go up in smoke
    2 (volver) to come back
    estaban de vacaciones pero tuvieron que venirse they were on vacation but they had to come back o come home
    * * *

     

    venir ( conjugate venir) verbo intransitivo
    1


    ¿a qué vino? what did he come by o around for?;
    vine dormida todo el tiempo I slept (for) the whole journey;
    venir por or (Esp) a por algn/algo to come for sb/sth, come to pick sb/sth up;
    la vino a buscar su madre her mother came to pick her up;
    ven a ver esto come and see this


    no vengas tarde don't be late home o back
    c) ( salir):


    no me vengas con exigencias don't start making demands
    2


    ¿qué viene después de las noticias? what's on after the news?;
    ya vendrán tiempos mejores things will get better
    b) ( indicando procedencia) venir de algo to come from sth;


    le viene de familia it runs in his family;
    ¿a qué viene eso? why do you say that?




    no viene nada sobre la huelga there's nothing about the strike
    3 ( convenir):

    el jueves no me viene bien Thursday's no good for me;
    me vendría bien un descanso I could do with a rest
    4 ( como aux):

    hace mucho que lo venía diciendo I'd been saying so all along
    venirse verbo pronominal ( enf)


    venirse abajo [ persona] to go to pieces;

    [ techo] to fall in, collapse;
    [ estante] to collapse;
    [ ilusiones] to go up in smoke;
    [ proyectos] to fall through

    venir verbo intransitivo
    1 to come
    ven y mira lo que he dibujado, come and see what I've drawn
    2 (llegar) to come: viene el invierno, winter is coming
    acaba de venir de la tienda, he's just come from the shop
    3 (volver) to come back: vengo en un minuto, I'll be back in a minute
    4 (proceder) to come from: estos juguetes vienen de China, these toys come from China
    5 (surgir, sobrevenir) me vino la gripe, I went down with flu
    (suceder) entonces vino la guerra civil, then came the civil war
    6 (quedar) este jersey me viene grande, this sweater is too big for me
    7 (aparecer, presentarse) to come: esa información viene en el capítulo dos, that information comes in chapter two
    ¿viene algo del terremoto?, is there anything about the earthquake?
    viene en un estuche verde, it comes in a green case
    8 (indicando aproximación) este libro viene a tener unos cien años, this book must be about a hundred years old
    ♦ Locuciones: venir al mundo, to be born
    venir de lejos, to come from afar
    ' venir' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    acaso
    - acercarse
    - acudir
    - adelantarse
    - animarse
    - balde
    - caso
    - comprometerse
    - constructor
    - constructora
    - convenir
    - en
    - esperar
    - familia
    - graduación
    - gratuitamente
    - hacer
    - hispanista
    - inconveniente
    - lástima
    - menos
    - molestia
    - pelo
    - precisamente
    - sobrevenir
    - son
    - tejemaneje
    - aceptar
    - anillo
    - aprovechar
    - atraer
    - corazonada
    - cosa
    - cuento
    - hombre
    - importar
    - ir
    - jalar
    - macana
    - molestar
    - mundo
    - parar
    - perilla
    - poco
    - poder
    - quedar
    - seguir
    - soler
    - subir
    - suponer
    English:
    amenable
    - and
    - bank on
    - call out
    - card
    - come
    - come along
    - come in
    - come over
    - come round
    - family
    - handy
    - have
    - let
    - like
    - pop over
    - shuttle
    - spot
    - suit
    - tale
    - taste
    - too
    - useful
    - visit
    - walk about
    - welcome
    - agreeable
    - aid
    - better
    - delighted
    - down
    - expect
    - foot
    - get
    - obviously
    - one
    - shall
    - thank
    - will
    - would
    * * *
    vi
    1. [desplazarse, aproximarse] to come;
    ayer vino a casa she came to visit us yesterday;
    ¿de dónde vienes? where have you been?;
    vengo del mercado I've come from o been to the market;
    venir a/de hacer algo to come to do sth/from doing sth;
    ¿a qué has venido? why have you come?, what have you come for?;
    ven a ayudarme come and help me;
    voy y vengo I'll be right back;
    he venido (a) por Marta I've come for Marta;
    vinieron (a) por mí al aeropuerto they picked me up at the airport;
    todos veníamos muy cansados we were all very tired;
    vino hablando todo el camino she spent the whole journey talking;
    el año/mes que viene next year/month;
    RP
    venir al teléfono to come to the phone
    2. [llegar] to arrive;
    [regresar] to get back;
    aún no ha venido [llegado] she hasn't arrived yet;
    [regresado] she's not back yet;
    vendré tarde I'll be late (back);
    ¿han venido los del gas? has the gas man come yet?;
    cuando venga el verano when summer arrives
    3. [pasar, ocurrir]
    en aquel año vino una recesión there was a recession that year;
    ¿qué viene ahora? what comes next?;
    después de este programa viene una película after this programme there's a movie
    4. [proceder, derivarse]
    venir de algo to come from sth;
    viene de familia rica she's from o she comes from a rich family;
    el talento para la música le viene de familia the gift for music runs in the family;
    ¿de qué árbol viene el caucho? from what tree do we get rubber?;
    de ahí viene que te duela la espalda that's why your back is hurting;
    viniendo de ella no me sorprende it doesn't surprise me, coming from her
    5. Fam [decir, soltar]
    venir a alguien con algo to come to sb with sth;
    no me vengas con exigencias don't come to me making demands;
    ¡no me vengas con ésas! don't give me that!;
    vino con que le hacía falta el dinero he said he needed the money
    6. [hallarse] to be;
    su foto viene en primera página his photo is o appears on the front page;
    ¿dónde viene la sección de deportes? where's the sports section?;
    el texto viene en inglés the text is in English;
    vienen en todos los tamaños they come in every size;
    las anchoas vienen en lata anchovies come in cans o Br tins
    7. [acometer, sobrevenir]
    me viene sueño I'm getting sleepy;
    me venían ganas de vomitar I kept wanting to be sick;
    le vinieron ganas de reír he was seized by a desire to laugh;
    me ha venido el periodo my period has started;
    le vino una tremenda desgracia he suffered a great misfortune
    8. [ropa, calzado]
    ¿qué tal te viene? does it fit all right?;
    el abrigo le viene pequeño the coat is too small for her;
    este trabajo le viene un poco ancho o [m5] grande he's not really up to this job
    9. [convenir]
    venir bien/mal a alguien to suit/not to suit sb;
    el diccionario me vendrá muy bien the dictionary will come in very useful;
    ¿qué tal te viene el lunes? how's Monday for you?, how does Monday suit you?;
    mañana no me viene bien tomorrow isn't a good day for me, I can't make it tomorrow;
    no te vendrían mal unas vacaciones you could use a Br holiday o US vacation
    10. [indica aproximación o resultado]
    viene a costar un millón it costs almost a million;
    esto viene a significar… this effectively means…;
    ¿cómo has venido a parar aquí? how did you end up here?;
    venir a ser to amount to;
    viene a ser lo mismo it doesn't make much difference;
    venir a menos [negocio] to go downhill;
    [persona] to go down in the world;
    son una familia venida a menos they're a family which has gone down in the world
    11. Fam [orgasmo]
    me viene I'm coming
    12.
    ¿a qué viene…?: ¿a qué viene eso? what do you mean by that?, what's that in aid of?;
    ¿a qué viene tanta amabilidad? why all this kindness?, what's all this kindness in aid of?
    v aux
    1. [antes de gerundio] [haber estado]
    venir haciendo algo to have been doing sth;
    vengo diciéndolo desde hace tiempo I've been saying so for some time now;
    las peleas vienen sucediéndose desde hace tiempo fighting has been going on for some time;
    el desempleo viene siendo el mayor problema unemployment has been the major problem
    2. [antes de participio] [haber sido]
    los cambios vienen motivados por la presión de la oposición the changes have resulted from pressure on the part of the opposition;
    un espectáculo que viene precedido de gran polémica a show which has been surrounded by controversy
    * * *
    v/i
    1 come;
    venir de Lima come from Lima;
    a por algo come for sth, come to collect sth;
    viene a ser lo mismo it comes down to the same thing;
    venir a menos come down in the world;
    le vino una idea an idea occurred to him
    2
    :
    venir bien/mal be convenient/ inconvenient
    3 ( sentar)
    :
    el vestido me viene estrecho this dress is too tight for me
    4
    :
    viene en la página 3 it’s on page 3
    5
    :
    ¿a qué viene eso? why do you say that?;
    no me vengas ahora con … I don’t want to hear your…
    6
    :
    el año que viene next year, the coming year, the year to come
    7
    :
    ¡venga! venga aquí, no seas pesado come on!
    * * *
    venir {87} vi
    1) : to come
    lo vi venir: I saw him coming
    ¡venga!: come on!
    2) : to arrive
    vinieron en coche: they came by car
    3) : to come, to originate
    sus zapatos vienen de Italia: her shoes are from Italy
    4) : to come, to be available
    viene envuelto en plástico: it comes wrapped in plastic
    5) : to come back, to return
    6) : to affect, to overcome
    me vino un vahído: a dizzy spell came over me
    7) : to fit
    te viene un poco grande: it's a little big for you
    viene entrenando diariamente: he's been training daily
    9)
    venir a (with the infinitive) : to end up, to turn out
    viene a ser lo mismo: it comes out the same
    que viene : coming, next
    el año que viene: next year
    venir bien : to be suitable, to be just right
    * * *
    venir vb
    1. (en general) to come [pt. came; pp. come]
    ¿cuándo vendrás a vernos? when will you come to see us?
    ¿has venido en tren? did you come by train?
    2. (volver) to be back
    3. (estar, ser) to be
    ¡venga! come on!
    ¡venga ya! come off it!
    ¿te viene bien esta tarde? does this afternoon suit you?

    Spanish-English dictionary > venir

  • 7 aterirse

    pron.v.
    1 to be freezing.
    2 to freeze to death, to be frozen, to be numb with cold, to be perished with cold.
    * * *
    1 to be stiff with cold, be numb with cold
    caminé un rato, aterido de frío I walked a short distance, numb with cold
    * * *
    * * *
    to be freezing

    Spanish-English dictionary > aterirse

  • 8 кантовать

    несов., вин. п.
    1) bordear vt, cantear vt
    2) спец. ( переворачивать) poner de canto, voltear vt, volquear vt
    не кантова́ть! — ¡no poner de canto!, handle with care!

    БИРС > кантовать

  • 9 / (barra inclinada)

    = slash (/), oblique stroke (/), stroke (/), sloped stroke (/), oblique, oblique.
    Nota: Nombre.
    Ex. Use a slash (/) to search for all the terms in a range of terms.
    Ex. It is useful to employ some device, such as an oblique stroke (/), to separate clearly the elementary concepts in the summarization.
    Ex. The stroke / (slash in USA) is used to join consecutive UDC numbers to indicate a broader heading for which no single piece of notation exists.
    Ex. It is not recommended to use the sloped stroke, /, instead of the vertical stroke, |, for line endings, since in early printing it was used as a mark of punctuation.
    Ex. The system makes use of hyphens, commas and obliques to deal with more complicated situations: GR/EN/FR/IT would mean that the text is published in each of the 4 languages indicated.

    Spanish-English dictionary > / (barra inclinada)

  • 10 1 (uno)

    1 = 1 (one), performance.
    Ex. The student/teacher ratio at John Brown is 21 to 1.
    Ex. A miniature score is a musical score nor primarily intended for performance use, with type reduced in size.
    ----
    * 1/2 (la mitad) = one-half (1/2).
    * 1/3 (un tercio) = one third (1/3).
    * 1/4 (un cuarto) = one-quarter (1/4), one fourth (1/4).
    * 1/5 (un quinto, una quinta parte) = one-fifth [one fifth].
    * 1º (primero) = 1st (first).

    Spanish-English dictionary > 1 (uno)

  • 11 10 (diez)

    Ex. 'The word's out: all departments have to cut their staffs by 10%' -- Her voice was weak and laden with woe.
    ----
    * 10º (décimo) = 10th (tenth).
    * de menos del 10 por ciento = single figure.
    * más del 10 por ciento = double digit, double figure.
    * por debajo del 10 por ciento = single figure.
    * por encima del 10 por ciento = double digit, double figure.
    * superior al 10 por ciento = double digit.

    Spanish-English dictionary > 10 (diez)

  • 12 18º (decimoctavo)

    Ex. Figure 6 demonstrates this technique with the heading MUSIC -- AUSTRIA -- 18TH CENTURY.

    Spanish-English dictionary > 18º (decimoctavo)

  • 13 3/4 (tres cuartos)

    = three-quarters (3/4)
    Ex. The average costs of books bought rose from 1.54 to 1.70 with over three-quarters of sales in paperback form.

    Spanish-English dictionary > 3/4 (tres cuartos)

  • 14 AGRICOLA

    m.
    Agricola, Gnaeus Julius Agricola.
    * * *
    1 agricultural, farming
    * * *
    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ agricultural, farming antes de s
    * * *
    adjetivo < técnicas> agricultural, farming (before n)
    * * *
    = AGRICOLA, agricultural, agrarian, farming.
    Ex. There are 3 comprehensive data bases with approximately the same scope in the agricultural sector: AGRICOLA, AGRIS, and CAB.
    Ex. These 'own resources' comprise agricultural and sugar levies, customs duties and a percentage of value added tax (VAT).
    Ex. This article discusses an analysis of Austrian films and their social assumptions as well as the conflict between agrarian and urban cultures in Austria and Germany, also the popular TV serial, and political and human questions.
    Ex. This paper discusses the farming techniques, transportation, and economics of the onion industry.
    ----
    * asentamiento agrícola = agricultural settlement.
    * campamento de trabajadores agrícolas = farm labour camp.
    * ciencias agrícolas = agricultural economics.
    * comercio agrícola = agribusiness.
    * Comité de las Organizaciones de Productores Agrícolas (COPA) = Committee of Agricultural Producer Organizations (COPA).
    * comunidad agrícola = farming community.
    * crédito agrícola = agricultural credit, farm credit, farm loan.
    * estación experimental agrícola = agricultural experiment station.
    * fabricante de maquinaria agrícola = farm equipment manufacturer.
    * finca agrícola = arable farm.
    * industria agrícola = agro-industry.
    * industria agrícola, la = agricultural industry, the.
    * jornalero agrícola = farm labourer, farm worker.
    * mercadillo agrícola semanal = farmers' market.
    * obrero agrícola = agricultural labourer.
    * peón agrícola = farm labourer, farm worker.
    * perito agrícola = agriculturist.
    * Política Agrícola Comunitaria (CAP) = Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).
    * préstamo agrícola = farm loan, farm credit, agricultural credit.
    * producción agrícola = agricultural production.
    * productividad agrícola = agricultural productivity.
    * producto agrícola = agricultural product.
    * productos agrícolas = agricultural produce.
    * Sección de Garantía del Asesoramiento Agrícola y del Fondo de Garantía Europ = Guarantee Section of the European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund (EAGGF).
    * sector agrícola = agricultural sector.
    * trabajador agrícola = agricultural labourer, farm labourer, farm worker.
    * vehículo agrícola = farm vehicle, agricultural vehicle.
    * * *
    adjetivo < técnicas> agricultural, farming (before n)
    * * *
    = AGRICOLA, agricultural, agrarian, farming.

    Ex: There are 3 comprehensive data bases with approximately the same scope in the agricultural sector: AGRICOLA, AGRIS, and CAB.

    Ex: These 'own resources' comprise agricultural and sugar levies, customs duties and a percentage of value added tax (VAT).
    Ex: This article discusses an analysis of Austrian films and their social assumptions as well as the conflict between agrarian and urban cultures in Austria and Germany, also the popular TV serial, and political and human questions.
    Ex: This paper discusses the farming techniques, transportation, and economics of the onion industry.
    * asentamiento agrícola = agricultural settlement.
    * campamento de trabajadores agrícolas = farm labour camp.
    * ciencias agrícolas = agricultural economics.
    * comercio agrícola = agribusiness.
    * Comité de las Organizaciones de Productores Agrícolas (COPA) = Committee of Agricultural Producer Organizations (COPA).
    * comunidad agrícola = farming community.
    * crédito agrícola = agricultural credit, farm credit, farm loan.
    * estación experimental agrícola = agricultural experiment station.
    * fabricante de maquinaria agrícola = farm equipment manufacturer.
    * finca agrícola = arable farm.
    * industria agrícola = agro-industry.
    * industria agrícola, la = agricultural industry, the.
    * jornalero agrícola = farm labourer, farm worker.
    * mercadillo agrícola semanal = farmers' market.
    * obrero agrícola = agricultural labourer.
    * peón agrícola = farm labourer, farm worker.
    * perito agrícola = agriculturist.
    * Política Agrícola Comunitaria (CAP) = Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).
    * préstamo agrícola = farm loan, farm credit, agricultural credit.
    * producción agrícola = agricultural production.
    * productividad agrícola = agricultural productivity.
    * producto agrícola = agricultural product.
    * productos agrícolas = agricultural produce.
    * Sección de Garantía del Asesoramiento Agrícola y del Fondo de Garantía Europ = Guarantee Section of the European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund (EAGGF).
    * sector agrícola = agricultural sector.
    * trabajador agrícola = agricultural labourer, farm labourer, farm worker.
    * vehículo agrícola = farm vehicle, agricultural vehicle.

    * * *
    ‹técnicas› agricultural, farming ( before n)
    maquinaria agrícola farm o agricultural machinery
    el mundo agrícola the farming o agricultural world, the world of farming o agriculture
    * * *

     

    agrícola adjetivo ‹ técnicas agricultural, farming ( before n)
    agrícola adjetivo agricultural
    ' agrícola' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    hacendada
    - hacendado
    - maquinaria
    - política
    - finca
    - huerta
    - plantación
    English:
    agricultural
    - farming
    - farm
    - laborer
    * * *
    [sector, política, producto] agricultural;
    región agrícola farming region
    * * *
    adj agricultural, farming atr
    * * *
    : agricultural
    * * *
    agrícola adj agricultural

    Spanish-English dictionary > AGRICOLA

  • 15 AGRIS (Sistema Internacional de Información sobre Agricultura)

    Ex. AGRIS is an international information system (akin to AGREP) for the agricultural sciences, compiled by the Commission in concert with member states, management of which is in the hands of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

    Spanish-English dictionary > AGRIS (Sistema Internacional de Información sobre Agricultura)

  • 16 AGROVOC

    Ex. The Information and Documentation Centre has constructed a Spanish thesaurus of 4,034 terms and compatible with the FAO/EEC's Spanish agricultural thesaurus, AGROVOC.
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    Ex: The Information and Documentation Centre has constructed a Spanish thesaurus of 4,034 terms and compatible with the FAO/EEC's Spanish agricultural thesaurus, AGROVOC.

    Spanish-English dictionary > AGROVOC

  • 17 ALICE

    = ALICE.
    Nota: Sistema biblioteca automatizado de la Biblioteca Universtiaria de Ohio, USA.
    Ex. ALICE interfaces with OCLC for on-line shared cataloguing and interloans and offers on-line public access catalogue, acquisitions, circulation, and periodicals control.
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    Nota: Sistema biblioteca automatizado de la Biblioteca Universtiaria de Ohio, USA.

    Ex: ALICE interfaces with OCLC for on-line shared cataloguing and interloans and offers on-line public access catalogue, acquisitions, circulation, and periodicals control.

    Spanish-English dictionary > ALICE

  • 18 ALISE (Asociación para la Educación en Biblioteconomía y Documentación)

    Ex. This contribution traces the history of the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) with particular reference to themes that have not been consistent with one another.

    Spanish-English dictionary > ALISE (Asociación para la Educación en Biblioteconomía y Documentación)

  • 19 ASTINFO (Red Regional para el Intercambio de Información y Experiencias de la Ciencia y Tecnología en Asia y el Pacífico)

    = ASTINFO (Regional Network for the Exchange of Information and Experience in Science and Technology in Asia and the Pacific).
    Ex. The overall approach should be in line with the philosophy of ASTINFO (Regional Network for the Exchange of Information and Experience in Science and Technology in Asia and the Pacific).

    Spanish-English dictionary > ASTINFO (Red Regional para el Intercambio de Información y Experiencias de la Ciencia y Tecnología en Asia y el Pacífico)

  • 20 AZERTY

    = AZERTY.
    Nota: Las seis primeras letras de la fila de teclas que hay por debajo de los números en el tipo de teclado y utilizadas para identificarlo. El tipo usado en España es QWERTY.
    Ex. Users with ' AZERTY' keyboard layouts (common in European countries) will need to type the equivalent password to a standard US 'qwerty' keyboard to log in.
    * * *
    Nota: Las seis primeras letras de la fila de teclas que hay por debajo de los números en el tipo de teclado y utilizadas para identificarlo. El tipo usado en España es QWERTY.

    Ex: Users with ' AZERTY' keyboard layouts (common in European countries) will need to type the equivalent password to a standard US 'qwerty' keyboard to log in.

    Spanish-English dictionary > AZERTY

См. также в других словарях:

  • Infinitive — In*fin i*tive, n. [L. infinitivus: cf. F. infinitif. See {Infinite}.] Unlimited; not bounded or restricted; undefined. [1913 Webster] {Infinitive mood} (Gram.), that form of the verb which merely names the action, and performs the office of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Infinitive mood — Infinitive In*fin i*tive, n. [L. infinitivus: cf. F. infinitif. See {Infinite}.] Unlimited; not bounded or restricted; undefined. [1913 Webster] {Infinitive mood} (Gram.), that form of the verb which merely names the action, and performs the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • infinitive — The infinitive of a verb is its simplest uninflected form, and the form that appears as the headword in dictionaries. When used in sentences, there are two basic kinds of infinitive: (1) the bare infinitive, identical to the form just mentioned,… …   Modern English usage

  • infinitive — [in fin′i tiv] adj. [LL infinitivus < L infinitivus (modus), lit., unlimited (mood) < infinitus (see INFINITE): so named because it is not limited to any person, number, or tense] Gram. of or connected with an infinitive [an infinitive… …   English World dictionary

  • infinitive marker — noun A word that is used with a verb in the infinitive, such as to in to sing • • • Main Entry: ↑infinitive …   Useful english dictionary

  • infinitive — ► NOUN ▪ the basic form of a verb, without an inflection binding it to a particular subject or tense (normally occurring in English with the word to, as in to see, to ask). ORIGIN from Latin infinitus, from in not + finitus finished, finite …   English terms dictionary

  • Infinitive — In grammar, infinitive is the name for certain verb forms that exist in many languages. In the usual (traditional) description of English, the infinitive of a verb is its basic form with or without the particle to: therefore, do and to do, be and …   Wikipedia

  • infinitive */ — UK [ɪnˈfɪnətɪv] / US [ɪnˈfɪnɪtɪv] noun [countable] Word forms infinitive : singular infinitive plural infinitives linguistics the basic form of a verb. In English, this form of the verb together with the word to in front of it is usually called a …   English dictionary

  • infinitive — 1. noun /ɪnfɪnɪtɪv,ɪnfɪnətɪv/ a) The uninflected form of a verb. In English, this is usually formed with the verb stem preceded by to. e.g. to sit b) A verbal noun formed from the infinitive of a verb 2. adjective /ɪnfɪnɪtɪv,ɪnfɪnətɪv/ Formed… …   Wiktionary

  • infinitive — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English infinityf, from Late Latin infinitivus, from Latin infinitus Date: 15th century formed with the infinitive • infinitively adverb II. noun Date: 1530 a verb form normally identical in English with the first… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • infinitive — infinitively, adv. /in fin i tiv/, Gram. n. 1. a verb form found in many languages that functions as a noun or is used with auxiliary verbs, and that names the action or state without specifying the subject, as French venir to come, Latin esse to …   Universalium

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