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Hand in hand with

  • 1 a

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

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

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

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

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


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


    2
    a) (señalando hora, momento) at;


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

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

    c) al + inf:


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



    ( antes) a few minutes before she arrived;

    3 (en relaciones de proporción, equivalencia):

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

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

    ¿viste a José? did you see José?;

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


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

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

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

    Spanish-English dictionary > a

  • 2 a la par que

    = in tandem with, hand in hand (with), as the same time as
    Ex. Continuing education activities have to be offered in tandem with the service itself.
    Ex. Hand in hand with this comes the need for nurses to be able to question, evaluate and reflect on existing practice.
    Ex. In medieval bindings the headbands were sewn in at the same time as the cords, but by the sixteenth century they were generally sewn on after the edges had been cut.
    * * *
    = in tandem with, hand in hand (with), as the same time as

    Ex: Continuing education activities have to be offered in tandem with the service itself.

    Ex: Hand in hand with this comes the need for nurses to be able to question, evaluate and reflect on existing practice.
    Ex: In medieval bindings the headbands were sewn in at the same time as the cords, but by the sixteenth century they were generally sewn on after the edges had been cut.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a la par que

  • 3 a la vez

    at the same time, at once
    * * *
    = 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
    Ex. Because not all files need to be reorganized at once, but only those which are very full, the time required for this procedure is reduced to a minimum.
    Ex. Maximum number of documents which can be charged out at one time.
    Ex. However, this joint venture may not be justifiable unless both a thesaurus and a classification scheme are in demand by one organisation at similar times.
    Ex. Author entry gives direct access to particular documents whilst at the same time collocating documents with the same author.
    Ex. An indexer who is familiar with a given indexing language may be capable of accomplishing the three stages concurrently.
    Ex. This sub-stage and the next one must proceed side-by-side.
    Ex. No one catalogue can satisfy all the requirements of all users simultaneously.
    Ex. He then dropped the metal suddenly into the mouth of the mould, and at the same instant gave it a jerk or toss to force the metal into the recesses of the matrix (the precise form of the jerk varying with the different letters).
    Ex. The afternoon sessions will run in parallel.
    Ex. In tandem, tiered instruction and assessment offer the opportunity to analyze the outcomes of specific levels of information literacy.
    Ex. For example, an obvious question is do most people only have one book on the go at the one time?.
    Ex. Most of them are mitotically stable, and the integration of the vector into the host genome frequently occurred in a tandem fashion.
    Ex. It is important to recognise that division must be by one principle at a time.
    Ex. Macaronic poetry is often used as a vehicle for humorous social criticism, but also as a ludic exercise and linguistic challenge, or simply for the delight of hearing different languages in unison.
    * * *
    a la vez (que)
    = hand in hand (with), cum, in conjunction with, in unison with

    Ex: Hand in hand with this comes the need for nurses to be able to question, evaluate and reflect on existing practice.

    Ex: Libraries as vital institutions of public culture are currently facing a crisis cum challenge.
    Ex: Rules for any given class must be used in conjunction with the schedules for that class.
    Ex: Good literature, in order to fulfil the demands of the time, must move in unison with society, keeping control over its speed.

    = 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

    Ex: Because not all files need to be reorganized at once, but only those which are very full, the time required for this procedure is reduced to a minimum.

    Ex: Maximum number of documents which can be charged out at one time.
    Ex: However, this joint venture may not be justifiable unless both a thesaurus and a classification scheme are in demand by one organisation at similar times.
    Ex: Author entry gives direct access to particular documents whilst at the same time collocating documents with the same author.
    Ex: An indexer who is familiar with a given indexing language may be capable of accomplishing the three stages concurrently.
    Ex: This sub-stage and the next one must proceed side-by-side.
    Ex: No one catalogue can satisfy all the requirements of all users simultaneously.
    Ex: He then dropped the metal suddenly into the mouth of the mould, and at the same instant gave it a jerk or toss to force the metal into the recesses of the matrix (the precise form of the jerk varying with the different letters).
    Ex: The afternoon sessions will run in parallel.
    Ex: In tandem, tiered instruction and assessment offer the opportunity to analyze the outcomes of specific levels of information literacy.
    Ex: For example, an obvious question is do most people only have one book on the go at the one time?.
    Ex: Most of them are mitotically stable, and the integration of the vector into the host genome frequently occurred in a tandem fashion.
    Ex: It is important to recognise that division must be by one principle at a time.
    Ex: Macaronic poetry is often used as a vehicle for humorous social criticism, but also as a ludic exercise and linguistic challenge, or simply for the delight of hearing different languages in unison.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a la vez

  • 4 a la vez (que)

    = hand in hand (with), cum, in conjunction with, in unison with
    Ex. Hand in hand with this comes the need for nurses to be able to question, evaluate and reflect on existing practice.
    Ex. Libraries as vital institutions of public culture are currently facing a crisis cum challenge.
    Ex. Rules for any given class must be used in conjunction with the schedules for that class.
    Ex. Good literature, in order to fulfil the demands of the time, must move in unison with society, keeping control over its speed.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a la vez (que)

  • 5 agricultor

    adj.
    agricultural, farming, tiller.
    m.
    farmer, farm worker, cropper, grower.
    * * *
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 farmer
    * * *
    (f. - agricultora)
    noun
    * * *
    agricultor, -a
    1.
    ADJ agricultural, farming antes de s
    2.
    SM / F farmer
    * * *
    - tora masculino, femenino farmer
    * * *
    = farmer, grower, market gardener, agrarian, husbandman [husbandmen, -pl.], agricultural labourer.
    Ex. State agricultural experiment station publications are a valuable resource for agricultural historians and sociologists, as well as for scientists, students, the agribusiness community, farmers, and the general public.
    Ex. The scheme's aim is to assist the primary producer (e.g. farmer, grower, fisherman) by improving the processing and marketing of agricultural products = El objetivo de este proyecto es ayudar al productor primario (por ej., el granjero, el agricultor y el pescador) mejorando el proceso y la comercialización de los productos agrícolas.
    Ex. He said that a concerted program of weeding would ensure that the library will have 'no books which will interest persons with an intellectual range above that of clodhoppers and market gardeners'.
    Ex. The new hip agrarians, who are attempting to make their living from the land as did the early settlers, must rely on the printed word to bridge the gap between themselves and their ancestors.
    Ex. Most of the testators were yeomen, husbandmen, tradesmen, craftsmen and laborers, and the widows of such men.
    Ex. The agricultural labourer receiving payment in kind was a married farm-hand with a one-year contract and whose wife had the duty to milk the cows morning and night.
    ----
    * familia de agricultores = farming family.
    * pequeño agricultor = smallholder.
    * Sindicato Nacional de Agricultores (NFU) = National Farmers' Union (NFU).
    * * *
    - tora masculino, femenino farmer
    * * *
    = farmer, grower, market gardener, agrarian, husbandman [husbandmen, -pl.], agricultural labourer.

    Ex: State agricultural experiment station publications are a valuable resource for agricultural historians and sociologists, as well as for scientists, students, the agribusiness community, farmers, and the general public.

    Ex: The scheme's aim is to assist the primary producer (e.g. farmer, grower, fisherman) by improving the processing and marketing of agricultural products = El objetivo de este proyecto es ayudar al productor primario (por ej., el granjero, el agricultor y el pescador) mejorando el proceso y la comercialización de los productos agrícolas.
    Ex: He said that a concerted program of weeding would ensure that the library will have 'no books which will interest persons with an intellectual range above that of clodhoppers and market gardeners'.
    Ex: The new hip agrarians, who are attempting to make their living from the land as did the early settlers, must rely on the printed word to bridge the gap between themselves and their ancestors.
    Ex: Most of the testators were yeomen, husbandmen, tradesmen, craftsmen and laborers, and the widows of such men.
    Ex: The agricultural labourer receiving payment in kind was a married farm-hand with a one-year contract and whose wife had the duty to milk the cows morning and night.
    * familia de agricultores = farming family.
    * pequeño agricultor = smallholder.
    * Sindicato Nacional de Agricultores (NFU) = National Farmers' Union (NFU).

    * * *
    masculine, feminine
    farmer
    * * *

    agricultor
    ◊ - tora sustantivo masculino, femenino

    farmer
    agricultor,-ora sustantivo masculino y femenino farmer

    ' agricultor' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    agricultora
    - algodonero
    English:
    farmer
    * * *
    agricultor, -ora nm,f
    farmer
    * * *
    m, agricultora f farmer
    * * *
    : farmer, grower
    * * *
    agricultor n farmer

    Spanish-English dictionary > agricultor

  • 6 armazón

    f. & m.
    1 framework, chassis, external structure, carcass.
    2 rib-like structure, ribbing.
    3 cradle.
    * * *
    nombre masculino & nombre femenino
    1 frame, framework (de madera) timberwork
    2 ARQUITECTURA shell (de escultura) armature
    * * *
    noun mf.
    * * *
    SMSF
    1) (=armadura) frame; (fig) (=esqueleto) framework; (Aer, Aut) body, chassis; [de mueble] frame
    2) LAm (=estantes) shelving
    * * *
    masculino o femenino
    1) (Const) skeleton; ( de avión) airframe; (de barco, mueble) frame; ( de gafas) frames (pl)
    2) ( de obra literaria) framework, outline
    * * *
    = frame, casing, carcass.
    Ex. Next the book was placed on the sewing frame, and the folded sheets were sewn by hand with needle and thread on to four or five cords or thongs.
    Ex. They can also provide casings in steel or aluminium, powder coated to a colour of your choice.
    Ex. The bathroom cabinet carcass is made of plywood.
    ----
    * armazón de cama = bedstead.
    * * *
    masculino o femenino
    1) (Const) skeleton; ( de avión) airframe; (de barco, mueble) frame; ( de gafas) frames (pl)
    2) ( de obra literaria) framework, outline
    * * *
    = frame, casing, carcass.

    Ex: Next the book was placed on the sewing frame, and the folded sheets were sewn by hand with needle and thread on to four or five cords or thongs.

    Ex: They can also provide casings in steel or aluminium, powder coated to a colour of your choice.
    Ex: The bathroom cabinet carcass is made of plywood.
    * armazón de cama = bedstead.

    * * *
    or
    A
    1 ( Const) skeleton
    2 (de un avión) airframe; (de un barco) frame
    3 (de un mueble, una tienda de campaña) frame
    4 (de una escultura) armature, frame
    5 (de gafas) frames (pl)
    B (de una obra literaria) framework, outline
    * * *

    armazón m or f
    1 (Const) skeleton;
    ( de avión) airframe;
    (de barco, mueble) frame;
    ( de gafas) frames (pl)
    2 ( de obra literaria) framework, outline
    armazón sustantivo masculino frame, framework
    Arquit (estructura) shell
    ' armazón' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    carcasa
    - catre
    English:
    frame
    - framework
    - shell
    - skeleton
    - rim
    * * *
    armazón nm o nf
    1. [de avión, coche] chassis;
    [de barco] frame; [de edificio] skeleton
    2. [ideológico, argumental] framework
    3. RP [de anteojos] frame
    * * *
    f skeleton, framework; Rpl (de gafas) frame
    * * *
    armazón nmf, pl - zones
    1) esqueleto: framework, skeleton
    armazón de acero: steel framework
    2) : frames pl (of eyeglasses)
    * * *
    armazón n frame

    Spanish-English dictionary > armazón

  • 7 arrimar el hombro

    to help out, lend a hand
    * * *
    to put one's shoulder to the wheel, lend a hand
    * * *
    (v.) = pull + Posesivo + (own) weight, pull together, lend + a (helping) hand, put + Posesivo + shoulder to the wheel, set + Posesivo + shoulder to the wheel, muck in, pitch in
    Ex. Sometimes one person is left with all the work because their partner doesn't pull their weight.
    Ex. She tells a story of courage in which the crew and the mission control pull together to work the problem through.
    Ex. In a small shop the master would lend a hand with the work, certainly as a corrector and often as a compositor as well.
    Ex. They've all been putting their shoulder to the wheel and it's paid off.
    Ex. The Bolsheviks have manfully set their shoulders to the wheel undaunted by this staggering catastrophe.
    Ex. All our neighbours, relatives, friends, we all mucked in and helped each other -- they were mostly all women because all the men had gone to war.
    Ex. It's up to everyone to pitch in and help those who find themselves lacking the most basic of necessities -- food.
    * * *
    (v.) = pull + Posesivo + (own) weight, pull together, lend + a (helping) hand, put + Posesivo + shoulder to the wheel, set + Posesivo + shoulder to the wheel, muck in, pitch in

    Ex: Sometimes one person is left with all the work because their partner doesn't pull their weight.

    Ex: She tells a story of courage in which the crew and the mission control pull together to work the problem through.
    Ex: In a small shop the master would lend a hand with the work, certainly as a corrector and often as a compositor as well.
    Ex: They've all been putting their shoulder to the wheel and it's paid off.
    Ex: The Bolsheviks have manfully set their shoulders to the wheel undaunted by this staggering catastrophe.
    Ex: All our neighbours, relatives, friends, we all mucked in and helped each other -- they were mostly all women because all the men had gone to war.
    Ex: It's up to everyone to pitch in and help those who find themselves lacking the most basic of necessities -- food.

    Spanish-English dictionary > arrimar el hombro

  • 8 ayudar

    v.
    to help.
    ayudar a alguien a hacer algo to help somebody (to) do something
    ¿en qué puedo ayudarle? how can I help you?
    ¿puedo ayudar? can I help?
    Ella asiste a todo el mundo She helps everybody.
    * * *
    1 to help, aid, assist
    ¿en qué podemos ayudarte? how can we help you?
    1 (apoyarse) to make use (de/con, of)
    * * *
    verb
    to help, aid, assist
    * * *
    1.
    VT (=asistir) to help, assist, aid

    ¿me puedes ayudar con la limpieza esta tarde? — can you help me out with the cleaning this afternoon?

    me ayuda muchísimo — he's a great help to me, he helps me a lot

    2.
    See:
    AYUDAR Ayudar se puede traducir por help, assist y aid. La manera más frecuente de traducir ayudar es por help. Si help va seguido de un verbo, este puede ir en infinitivo {con} {o} {sin} to: ¿Puedes ayudarnos? Can you help (us)? Siempre le ayuda con la tarea He always helps her with her homework ¿Me puedes ayudar a preparar la cena? Can you help me (to) get dinner ready? ► Ayudar se traduce por assist en un registro bastante más formal y se construye frecuentemente en la estructura to assist somebody with something: La comadrona ayudó al médico con el parto The midwife assisted the doctor with the delivery ► Ayudar se traduce por aid en inglés formal en el contexto de asesorar o prestar ayuda a un grupo de personas necesitadas: ... los intentos de Estados Unidos de ayudar a los refugiados kurdos...... attempts by the United States to aid Kurdish refugees... Para otros usos y ejemplos ver la entrada
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo to help

    ¿te ayudo? — do you need any help?

    ayudar a alguien a + inf — to help somebody (to) + inf

    2.
    ayudar vi to help

    ¿puedo ayudar en algo? — can o shall I give you a hand?, can I do anything to help?

    ayudar a or en misa — to serve at mass

    3.
    ayudarse v pron to help oneself

    ayudarse de or con algo: camina ayudándose de or con un bastón — he walks with the aid o help of a stick

    * * *
    = aid, do + good, encourage, enlighten, help, provide + assistance, provide + guidance, tide over, assist, jump-start [jump start], lend + a (helping) hand, pull + Posesivo + (own) weight, give + Nombre + a hand, pull together, put + Posesivo + shoulder to the wheel, set + Posesivo + shoulder to the wheel, muck in, pitch in, chip in, succour [succor, -USA].
    Ex. Although others aided in the compilation of the schedules they were essentially the work of one man.
    Ex. You do not do the users a lot of good when you send them jumping all over the catalog simply to draw together material.
    Ex. A common catalogue encourages users to regard the different information carrying media as part of range of media.
    Ex. Librarians often work with students who possess few library skills and teachers whose assignments neither improve these skills nor enlighten the students on their research.
    Ex. How can we help library users to gain confidence?.
    Ex. Its purpose is to provide advice and on-site salvage assistance to those organisations having documentary resources that are damaged in a natural or man-made disaster.
    Ex. There are standards which provide guidance on the construction of thesauri.
    Ex. Reading aloud, in these circumstances, might be the only contact the adolescent gets with literature, tiding him over to the time when he is prepared to read for himself again.
    Ex. Any project which assists the use of coal and steel would be eligible.
    Ex. Jump-start your learning experience by participating in 1 or 2 half-day seminars that will help you come up to speed on the new vocabularies, processes and architectures underlying effective content management.
    Ex. In a small shop the master would lend a hand with the work, certainly as a corrector and often as a compositor as well.
    Ex. Sometimes one person is left with all the work because their partner doesn't pull their weight.
    Ex. These centres help women rebuild lives by giving them a hand up, not a handout.
    Ex. She tells a story of courage in which the crew and the mission control pull together to work the problem through.
    Ex. They've all been putting their shoulder to the wheel and it's paid off.
    Ex. The Bolsheviks have manfully set their shoulders to the wheel undaunted by this staggering catastrophe.
    Ex. All our neighbours, relatives, friends, we all mucked in and helped each other -- they were mostly all women because all the men had gone to war.
    Ex. It's up to everyone to pitch in and help those who find themselves lacking the most basic of necessities -- food.
    Ex. We're asking you to 'chip in' by investing your time and talents in your parks and your community.
    Ex. There are tens of thousands of hungry children in the world today and well-meant efforts are being made to succour them.
    ----
    * a quien madruga, Dios le ayuda = the early bird catches the worm.
    * ayudar a = play + an instrumental role in.
    * ayudar a Alguien a recuperarse = help + Nombre + get on + Posesivo + feet.
    * ayudar a Alguien a salir adelante = help + Nombre + get on + Posesivo + feet.
    * ayudar a comprender mejor = offer + insights, improve + understanding, give + an insight into, glean + insights, provide + insight into, lend + understanding to.
    * ayudar a conocer mejor = advance + understanding.
    * ayudar a eliminar obstáculos = clear + the path, clear + the way.
    * ayudar a entender mejor = lend + understanding to.
    * ayudar a + Infinitivo = go some (of the) way to(wards) + Gerundio.
    * ayudar a la causa de = help + in the cause of.
    * ayudar a + Nombre/Infinitivo = assist in + Nombre/Gerundio.
    * ayudar a pasar por = get + Nombre + through.
    * ayudar a superar = get + Nombre + through.
    * ayudar bastante a = go + a long way (towards/to/in) + Gerundio.
    * ayudar e instigar = aid and abet.
    * dispuesto a ayudar = willing, willing to help.
    * estar siempre dispuesto a ayudar = be always willing to assist.
    * que no ayuda a distinguir = nondistinctive.
    * utensilio para ayudar a caminar = walking aid.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo to help

    ¿te ayudo? — do you need any help?

    ayudar a alguien a + inf — to help somebody (to) + inf

    2.
    ayudar vi to help

    ¿puedo ayudar en algo? — can o shall I give you a hand?, can I do anything to help?

    ayudar a or en misa — to serve at mass

    3.
    ayudarse v pron to help oneself

    ayudarse de or con algo: camina ayudándose de or con un bastón — he walks with the aid o help of a stick

    * * *
    = aid, do + good, encourage, enlighten, help, provide + assistance, provide + guidance, tide over, assist, jump-start [jump start], lend + a (helping) hand, pull + Posesivo + (own) weight, give + Nombre + a hand, pull together, put + Posesivo + shoulder to the wheel, set + Posesivo + shoulder to the wheel, muck in, pitch in, chip in, succour [succor, -USA].

    Ex: Although others aided in the compilation of the schedules they were essentially the work of one man.

    Ex: You do not do the users a lot of good when you send them jumping all over the catalog simply to draw together material.
    Ex: A common catalogue encourages users to regard the different information carrying media as part of range of media.
    Ex: Librarians often work with students who possess few library skills and teachers whose assignments neither improve these skills nor enlighten the students on their research.
    Ex: How can we help library users to gain confidence?.
    Ex: Its purpose is to provide advice and on-site salvage assistance to those organisations having documentary resources that are damaged in a natural or man-made disaster.
    Ex: There are standards which provide guidance on the construction of thesauri.
    Ex: Reading aloud, in these circumstances, might be the only contact the adolescent gets with literature, tiding him over to the time when he is prepared to read for himself again.
    Ex: Any project which assists the use of coal and steel would be eligible.
    Ex: Jump-start your learning experience by participating in 1 or 2 half-day seminars that will help you come up to speed on the new vocabularies, processes and architectures underlying effective content management.
    Ex: In a small shop the master would lend a hand with the work, certainly as a corrector and often as a compositor as well.
    Ex: Sometimes one person is left with all the work because their partner doesn't pull their weight.
    Ex: These centres help women rebuild lives by giving them a hand up, not a handout.
    Ex: She tells a story of courage in which the crew and the mission control pull together to work the problem through.
    Ex: They've all been putting their shoulder to the wheel and it's paid off.
    Ex: The Bolsheviks have manfully set their shoulders to the wheel undaunted by this staggering catastrophe.
    Ex: All our neighbours, relatives, friends, we all mucked in and helped each other -- they were mostly all women because all the men had gone to war.
    Ex: It's up to everyone to pitch in and help those who find themselves lacking the most basic of necessities -- food.
    Ex: We're asking you to 'chip in' by investing your time and talents in your parks and your community.
    Ex: There are tens of thousands of hungry children in the world today and well-meant efforts are being made to succour them
    .
    * a quien madruga, Dios le ayuda = the early bird catches the worm.
    * ayudar a = play + an instrumental role in.
    * ayudar a Alguien a recuperarse = help + Nombre + get on + Posesivo + feet.
    * ayudar a Alguien a salir adelante = help + Nombre + get on + Posesivo + feet.
    * ayudar a comprender mejor = offer + insights, improve + understanding, give + an insight into, glean + insights, provide + insight into, lend + understanding to.
    * ayudar a conocer mejor = advance + understanding.
    * ayudar a eliminar obstáculos = clear + the path, clear + the way.
    * ayudar a entender mejor = lend + understanding to.
    * ayudar a + Infinitivo = go some (of the) way to(wards) + Gerundio.
    * ayudar a la causa de = help + in the cause of.
    * ayudar a + Nombre/Infinitivo = assist in + Nombre/Gerundio.
    * ayudar a pasar por = get + Nombre + through.
    * ayudar a superar = get + Nombre + through.
    * ayudar bastante a = go + a long way (towards/to/in) + Gerundio.
    * ayudar e instigar = aid and abet.
    * dispuesto a ayudar = willing, willing to help.
    * estar siempre dispuesto a ayudar = be always willing to assist.
    * que no ayuda a distinguir = nondistinctive.
    * utensilio para ayudar a caminar = walking aid.

    * * *
    ayudar [A1 ]
    vt
    to help
    ayudar al prójimo to help one's neighbor
    ¿te ayudo? do you need any help?, can o shall I help you?, can o shall I give you a hand? ( colloq)
    vino a ayudarme unos días she came to help me out for a few days
    ayudar a algn CON algo to help sb WITH sth
    ayuda a tu hermano con los deberes help your brother with his homework
    mis padres me ayudaron con los gastos de la fiesta my parents helped me (out) with the cost of the party
    ayudar a algn A + INF to help sb (to) + INF
    ayúdame a poner la mesa help me (to) set the table
    lo ayudé a arreglar la moto I helped him (to) fix his motorbike
    ■ ayudar
    vi
    to help
    ¿puedo ayudar en algo? can o shall I give you a hand?, can I do anything to help?, can I help you with anything?
    ayudar a or en misa to serve at mass
    to help oneself
    tú mismo tienes que ayudarte you've got to do something to help yourself
    para ayudarse empezó a dar clases de inglés he started giving English classes to earn a bit more money
    ayudarse DE or CON algo:
    camina ayudándose de or con un bastón he walks with the aid o help of a stick, he walks with a stick
    * * *

     

    ayudar ( conjugate ayudar) verbo transitivo
    to help;

    ¿te ayudo? do you need any help?;
    vino a ayudarme she came to help me out;
    ayúdame a poner la mesa help me (to) set the table
    verbo intransitivo
    to help;
    ¿puedo ayudar en algo? can I do anything to help?
    ayudar verbo transitivo to help: ¿puedes ayudarme a mover la mesa?, can you help me to move the table? ➣ Ver nota en help

    ' ayudar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    hacer
    - imposible
    - volcarse
    - asistir
    - condición
    - dedicar
    - favorecer
    - mano
    - mucho
    - poco
    - pretender
    - solícito
    English:
    aid
    - appreciate
    - assist
    - back
    - desire
    - finger
    - fund
    - help
    - help out
    - minister
    - offer
    - ostensible
    - pitch in
    - propensity
    - see
    - short
    - talk down
    - tide over
    - unable
    - useful
    - wave aside
    - anything
    - do
    - not
    - patch
    - precious
    - rally
    - rely
    - sorry
    - unhelpful
    - way
    - well
    * * *
    vt
    to help;
    ayudar a alguien a hacer algo to help sb (to) do sth;
    me ayudaron a subir el piano they helped me carry the piano up;
    una profesora particular le ayuda en los estudios a private tutor is helping him with his studies;
    necesito que me ayuden con este problema I need your help with this problem;
    ¿en qué puedo ayudarle? how can I help you?
    vi
    to help;
    ¿puedo ayudar? can I help?
    * * *
    v/t help;
    ¿le ayudo? can I help?, would you like some help?;
    le ayudó a ponerse el abrigo he helped her put on her coat
    * * *
    ayudar vt
    : to help, to assist
    * * *
    ayudar vb to help

    Spanish-English dictionary > ayudar

  • 9 brusco

    adj.
    1 sudden, abrupt.
    2 snappish, gruff, rude, blunt.
    * * *
    1 (repentino) sudden
    2 (persona) brusque, abrupt
    * * *
    (f. - brusca)
    adj.
    1) sudden, abrupt
    2) brusque, rough
    * * *
    1. ADJ
    1) (=repentino) [descenso, curva, declive] sharp; [movimiento] sudden; [cambio] abrupt, sudden
    2) (=grosero) [actitud, porte] curt, brusque; [comentario] rude
    2.
    SM (Bot) butcher's broom
    * * *
    - ca adjetivo
    a) <movimiento/cambio> abrupt, sudden; <subida/descenso> sharp, sudden, abrupt
    b) <carácter/modales> rough; <tono/gesto> brusque, abrupt; < respuesta> curt, brusque
    * * *
    = abrasive, abrupt, curt, gruff, blunt, short, short-tempered, off-hand [offhand].
    Ex. She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.
    Ex. There were abrupt fluctuations in his output from one week to the next.
    Ex. The young man pointed to him and said in a sharp, curt tone: 'Let me see your briefcase'.
    Ex. She is a controversial figure, and has a reputation for being direct and gruff.
    Ex. The author discusses the range of enquiries he deals with, the sources of information he uses, and the blunt attitude with which he deals with many enquirers.
    Ex. He first spotted trouble when she started being short with users and so he solved the problem by scaling back her workload.
    Ex. A medical doctor had told him that the reason why women have faster pulse beats is because they are short-tempered.
    Ex. The osteopath was accused of being off-hand with a female patient and not putting her at ease.
    ----
    * brusca y repentinamente = summarily.
    * cambio brusco = flip-flop.
    * cambio brusco de velocidad del viento = wind shear.
    * * *
    - ca adjetivo
    a) <movimiento/cambio> abrupt, sudden; <subida/descenso> sharp, sudden, abrupt
    b) <carácter/modales> rough; <tono/gesto> brusque, abrupt; < respuesta> curt, brusque
    * * *
    = abrasive, abrupt, curt, gruff, blunt, short, short-tempered, off-hand [offhand].

    Ex: She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.

    Ex: There were abrupt fluctuations in his output from one week to the next.
    Ex: The young man pointed to him and said in a sharp, curt tone: 'Let me see your briefcase'.
    Ex: She is a controversial figure, and has a reputation for being direct and gruff.
    Ex: The author discusses the range of enquiries he deals with, the sources of information he uses, and the blunt attitude with which he deals with many enquirers.
    Ex: He first spotted trouble when she started being short with users and so he solved the problem by scaling back her workload.
    Ex: A medical doctor had told him that the reason why women have faster pulse beats is because they are short-tempered.
    Ex: The osteopath was accused of being off-hand with a female patient and not putting her at ease.
    * brusca y repentinamente = summarily.
    * cambio brusco = flip-flop.
    * cambio brusco de velocidad del viento = wind shear.

    * * *
    brusco -ca
    1 ‹movimiento/cambio› abrupt, sudden; ‹subida/descenso/viraje› sharp, sudden, abrupt
    el brusco giro de los acontecimientos the sudden turn of events
    se deben evitar las frenadas bruscas you should avoid braking suddenly o sharply
    2 ‹carácter/modales› rough; ‹tono/gesto› brusque, abrupt; ‹respuesta› curt, brusque
    no seas tan brusco que lo vas a romper don't be so rough or you'll break it
    * * *

    brusco
    ◊ -ca adjetivo

    a)movimiento/cambio abrupt, sudden;

    subida/descenso sharp, sudden
    b)carácter/modales rough;

    tono/gesto brusque, abrupt;
    respuesta curt, brusque
    brusco,-a adjetivo
    1 (rudo, poco amable) brusque, abrupt
    2 (súbito) sudden, sharp
    ' brusco' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    brusca
    - dura
    - duro
    - sacudida
    - tajante
    - viraje
    - bestia
    - bruto
    - explosión
    English:
    abrupt
    - blunt
    - brusque
    - curt
    - dramatic
    - gruff
    - jerk
    - offhand
    - rough
    - rough-and-tumble
    - sharp
    - short
    - sudden
    - swerve
    - switch
    - unceremonious
    - snappy
    - steep
    - toss
    * * *
    brusco, -a
    adj
    1. [repentino, imprevisto] sudden, abrupt;
    un cambio brusco de las temperaturas a sudden change in temperature;
    dio un frenazo brusco she braked sharply
    2. [tosco, grosero] brusque;
    me contestó de forma brusca he answered me brusquely
    nm,f
    brusque person
    * * *
    adj
    1 cambio abrupt, sudden
    2 respuesta, persona brusque, curt
    * * *
    brusco, -ca adj
    1) súbito: sudden, abrupt
    2) : curt, brusque
    bruscamente adv
    * * *
    brusco adj
    1. (repetino) sudden
    2. (persona) abrupt

    Spanish-English dictionary > brusco

  • 10 calmar

    v.
    1 to relieve.
    2 to calm, to soothe.
    Los medicamentos calmaron al lunático The medicines calmed the lunatic.
    Sus comentarios calmaron su ánimo His comments calmed her mood.
    3 to alleviate.
    * * *
    1 (persona) to calm (down)
    2 (dolor) to relieve, soothe
    1 (estar en calma) to fall calm
    1 (persona) to calm down
    2 (dolor etc) to abate, ease off
    * * *
    verb
    to calm, soothe
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (=relajar) [+ persona] to calm (down); [+ ánimos] to calm; [+ nervios] to calm, steady
    2) (=aliviar) [+ dolor, picor] to relieve; [+ tos] to soothe; [+ sed] to quench
    2.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    a) ( tranquilizar) < persona> to calm... down; < nervios> to calm
    b) ( aliviar) < dolor> to relieve, ease
    2.
    calmarse v pron
    a) persona to calm down
    b) mar to become calm
    * * *
    = settle down, defuse, quell, soothe, settle, ease, lull, still, assuage, put + Nombre + at ease, appease, quieten.
    Ex. Faced by this situation a teacher who launches into the presentation of a new book without first doing something to settle the children down should hardly expect to succeed.
    Ex. This article gives examples of how problem behaviour can be defused in a library.
    Ex. The something that had ached in Zach Ponderal all week and which he thought he had finally quelled, started aching again.
    Ex. When she tried to soothe herself with other images -- images of John, the baby, the house -- she found that they had lost their power.
    Ex. Very young children settle easily to storytelling before bed but are less well disposed just after getting up in the morning.
    Ex. Ulysses uses words to comfort and lull his mariners, to ease all minds about the hard decision he has made and to persuade all that his choice to leave is correct.
    Ex. Ulysses uses words to comfort and lull his mariners, to ease all minds about the hard decision he has made and to persuade all that his choice to leave is correct.
    Ex. And arming himself with patience and piety he tarried awhile until the hubbub was stilled.
    Ex. The dullard's envy of brilliant men is always assuaged by the suspicion that they will come to bad end.
    Ex. The osteopath was accused of being off-hand with a female patient and not putting her at ease.
    Ex. They've been working their butts off since the program was launched to appease the crowd.
    Ex. Sadly, you can't quieten the console using methods other than turning up the volume on your TV or wearing headphones.
    ----
    * calmar la ansiedad = allay + anxiety.
    * calmar la euforia = dampen + Posesivo + excitement.
    * calmar la excitación = dampen + Posesivo + excitement.
    * calmarse = cool off, subside, take it + easy, chill out, quieten down, wind down.
    * conseguir calmarse = regain + Posesivo + composure.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    a) ( tranquilizar) < persona> to calm... down; < nervios> to calm
    b) ( aliviar) < dolor> to relieve, ease
    2.
    calmarse v pron
    a) persona to calm down
    b) mar to become calm
    * * *
    = settle down, defuse, quell, soothe, settle, ease, lull, still, assuage, put + Nombre + at ease, appease, quieten.

    Ex: Faced by this situation a teacher who launches into the presentation of a new book without first doing something to settle the children down should hardly expect to succeed.

    Ex: This article gives examples of how problem behaviour can be defused in a library.
    Ex: The something that had ached in Zach Ponderal all week and which he thought he had finally quelled, started aching again.
    Ex: When she tried to soothe herself with other images -- images of John, the baby, the house -- she found that they had lost their power.
    Ex: Very young children settle easily to storytelling before bed but are less well disposed just after getting up in the morning.
    Ex: Ulysses uses words to comfort and lull his mariners, to ease all minds about the hard decision he has made and to persuade all that his choice to leave is correct.
    Ex: Ulysses uses words to comfort and lull his mariners, to ease all minds about the hard decision he has made and to persuade all that his choice to leave is correct.
    Ex: And arming himself with patience and piety he tarried awhile until the hubbub was stilled.
    Ex: The dullard's envy of brilliant men is always assuaged by the suspicion that they will come to bad end.
    Ex: The osteopath was accused of being off-hand with a female patient and not putting her at ease.
    Ex: They've been working their butts off since the program was launched to appease the crowd.
    Ex: Sadly, you can't quieten the console using methods other than turning up the volume on your TV or wearing headphones.
    * calmar la ansiedad = allay + anxiety.
    * calmar la euforia = dampen + Posesivo + excitement.
    * calmar la excitación = dampen + Posesivo + excitement.
    * calmarse = cool off, subside, take it + easy, chill out, quieten down, wind down.
    * conseguir calmarse = regain + Posesivo + composure.

    * * *
    calmar [A1 ]
    vt
    1 (tranquilizar) ‹persona› to calm … down; ‹nervios› to calm
    esto calmó las tensiones/los ánimos this eased the tension/calmed people down
    2 (aliviar) ‹dolor› to relieve, ease; ‹hambre› to appease ( liter), to take the edge off; ‹sed› to quench
    1 «persona» to calm down
    ahora que están los ánimos más calmados now that feelings aren't running so high, now that people have calmed down
    2 «mar» to become calm
    * * *

    calmar ( conjugate calmar) verbo transitivo
    a) ( tranquilizar) ‹ personato calm … down;

    nervios to calm;

    b) ( aliviar) ‹ dolor to relieve, ease;

    sed to quench;
    hambre to take the edge off
    calmarse verbo pronominal


    calmar verbo transitivo
    1 (a una persona) to calm (down)
    2 (un dolor) to soothe, relieve
    ' calmar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    aliviar
    - apaciguar
    - sed
    - tranquilizar
    - pacificar
    English:
    calm
    - deaden
    - defuse
    - heat
    - lull
    - settle
    - steady
    - assuage
    - dull
    - ease
    - hush
    - kill
    - quieten
    - relieve
    - soothe
    * * *
    vt
    1. [mitigar] to relieve;
    [dolor] to relieve, to ease; [hinchazón] to relieve; [quemadura] to soothe; [sed] to quench; [hambre] to take the edge off
    2. [tranquilizar] [persona] to calm (down), to soothe;
    [situación] to defuse;
    tómate esto para calmar los nervios take this to calm your nerves
    * * *
    v/t
    1 calm (down)
    2 sed quench
    * * *
    calmar vt
    tranquilizar: to calm, to soothe
    * * *
    calmar vb
    1. (nervios) to calm / to calm down
    2. (dolor) to relieve

    Spanish-English dictionary > calmar

  • 11 colaborar

    v.
    1 to collaborate.
    2 to contribute.
    3 to collaborate with.
    Le colaboró a ella He collaborated with her.
    * * *
    1 to collaborate ( con, with)
    2 (prensa) to contribute (en, to)
    * * *

    te necesitamos ¡colabora! — we need you, come and join us!

    colaborar a algo — to contribute to sth

    colaborar con algo, colaboramos con los movimientos pacifistas — we are collaborating with the peace groups

    colaborar en algo, nuestra empresa colaborará en el proyecto — our company is to collaborate on the project

    colaborar en un periódico — to contribute to a newspaper, write for a newspaper

    * * *
    verbo intransitivo

    colaborar con alguien/algo — to collaborate with somebody/something

    colabore con nosotros, mantenga limpia la ciudad — help us keep the city clean

    colaborar en algo en proyecto to collaborate on something

    * * *
    = collaborate, cooperate [co-operate], join + forces, play + ball, team, partner, pull + Posesivo + (own) weight, lend + a (helping) hand, pull together, put + Posesivo + shoulder to the wheel, set + Posesivo + shoulder to the wheel, muck in, pitch in.
    Ex. A joint author is a person who collaborates with one or more other persons to produce a work in relation to which the collaborators perform the same function.
    Ex. By 1960 a draft code had been produced, and from this time on, British and American Committees co-operated closely.
    Ex. Therefore, school librarians need to find ways of joining forces with publishers, booksellers and other librarians.
    Ex. She then said: 'If you want to fare reasonably well, you better play ball with me'.
    Ex. Information Today, Inc. and I are teaming to create a series of articles to be published in Computers in Libraries which will provide user ratings of library automation software.
    Ex. The article 'Let's partner as patriots' maintains that in recent years some people have begun to view the public library as an anachronism.
    Ex. Sometimes one person is left with all the work because their partner doesn't pull their weight.
    Ex. In a small shop the master would lend a hand with the work, certainly as a corrector and often as a compositor as well.
    Ex. She tells a story of courage in which the crew and the mission control pull together to work the problem through.
    Ex. They've all been putting their shoulder to the wheel and it's paid off.
    Ex. The Bolsheviks have manfully set their shoulders to the wheel undaunted by this staggering catastrophe.
    Ex. All our neighbours, relatives, friends, we all mucked in and helped each other -- they were mostly all women because all the men had gone to war.
    Ex. It's up to everyone to pitch in and help those who find themselves lacking the most basic of necessities -- food.
    ----
    * colaborando estrechamente = in close collaboration.
    * colaborar con = team up (with), partner with, become + engaged (in/with), engage with, consort with.
    * colaborar conjuntamente = work + cooperatively.
    * * *
    verbo intransitivo

    colaborar con alguien/algo — to collaborate with somebody/something

    colabore con nosotros, mantenga limpia la ciudad — help us keep the city clean

    colaborar en algo en proyecto to collaborate on something

    * * *
    colaborar (con)
    (v.) = team up (with), partner with, become + engaged (in/with), engage with, consort with

    Ex: Blackwells, for example, has teamed up with the highly successful CARL Uncover service in the US.

    Ex: To what extent and in what manner should public libraries partner with local businesses to provide the resources needed for economic development?.
    Ex: There is a strong demand for information about Asia as Australia becomes engaged with countries of the Asia-Pacific region.
    Ex: In order to overcome isolation and develop a community oriented approach, libraries will need to engage with people.
    Ex: It is time the USA took a lead in consorting with other Western nations in mounting the 1st Annual international conference on information interchange.

    = collaborate, cooperate [co-operate], join + forces, play + ball, team, partner, pull + Posesivo + (own) weight, lend + a (helping) hand, pull together, put + Posesivo + shoulder to the wheel, set + Posesivo + shoulder to the wheel, muck in, pitch in.

    Ex: A joint author is a person who collaborates with one or more other persons to produce a work in relation to which the collaborators perform the same function.

    Ex: By 1960 a draft code had been produced, and from this time on, British and American Committees co-operated closely.
    Ex: Therefore, school librarians need to find ways of joining forces with publishers, booksellers and other librarians.
    Ex: She then said: 'If you want to fare reasonably well, you better play ball with me'.
    Ex: Information Today, Inc. and I are teaming to create a series of articles to be published in Computers in Libraries which will provide user ratings of library automation software.
    Ex: The article 'Let's partner as patriots' maintains that in recent years some people have begun to view the public library as an anachronism.
    Ex: Sometimes one person is left with all the work because their partner doesn't pull their weight.
    Ex: In a small shop the master would lend a hand with the work, certainly as a corrector and often as a compositor as well.
    Ex: She tells a story of courage in which the crew and the mission control pull together to work the problem through.
    Ex: They've all been putting their shoulder to the wheel and it's paid off.
    Ex: The Bolsheviks have manfully set their shoulders to the wheel undaunted by this staggering catastrophe.
    Ex: All our neighbours, relatives, friends, we all mucked in and helped each other -- they were mostly all women because all the men had gone to war.
    Ex: It's up to everyone to pitch in and help those who find themselves lacking the most basic of necessities -- food.
    * colaborando estrechamente = in close collaboration.
    * colaborar con = team up (with), partner with, become + engaged (in/with), engage with, consort with.
    * colaborar conjuntamente = work + cooperatively.

    * * *
    colaborar [A1 ]
    vi
    1 (en una tarea, un libro) to work, collaborate
    colaboró con nosotros en el proyecto he collaborated o worked with us on this project
    colabore con nosotros, mantenga limpia la ciudad help us keep the city clean
    colaborar EN algo:
    colaboró activamente en la resistencia she was active in the resistance
    colabora en una revista de fotografía he contributes to a photography magazine
    2 (contribuir) colaborar A algo to contribute TO sth, help sth
    el deporte colabora al desarrollo físico del niño sport contributes to o helps a child's physical development
    el nuevo reglamento ha colaborado a mejorar la situacion the new legislation has helped to improve the situation o has contributed to an improvement in the situation
    * * *

     

    colaborar ( conjugate colaborar) verbo intransitivo
    to collaborate;
    colaborar con algn to collaborate with sb;

    colaborar en algo ‹en proyecto/tarea› to collaborate on sth;

    en revista› to contribute to sth
    colaborar verbo intransitivo to collaborate, cooperate
    ' colaborar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    negación
    English:
    collaborate
    - cooperate
    - write
    - well
    * * *
    1. [cooperar] to collaborate ( con with);
    algunos maridos se niegan a colaborar en las tareas domésticas some husbands refuse to help with the housework;
    muchas personas colaboraron en el rescate many people helped in the rescue;
    que cada uno colabore con lo que pueda let everyone contribute what they can;
    colaboró en la campaña con un donativo de 3 millones she made a donation of 3 million to the campaign
    2. [en prensa]
    colaborar en o [m5] con to write for, to work for
    3. [contribuir] to contribute;
    una dieta que colabora a controlar el nivel colesterol a diet which helps to control cholesterol levels;
    los robots colaboran a incrementar la productividad robots help to increase productivity, robots contribute to increased productivity
    * * *
    v/i collaborate
    * * *
    : to collaborate
    * * *
    colaborar vb to cooperate

    Spanish-English dictionary > colaborar

  • 12 correa

    f.
    1 strap.
    2 belt (Tec).
    3 purlin.
    pres.indicat.
    3rd person singular (él/ella/ello) present indicative of spanish verb: correar.
    imperat.
    2nd person singular (tú) Imperative of Spanish verb: correar.
    * * *
    1 (tira de piel) strap, leather strip
    2 (de perro) lead, leash
    3 (de reloj) watchstrap
    5 TÉCNICA belt
    6 (elasticidad) elasticity, stretch
    \
    tener mucha correa familiar to have a lot of patience
    correa sin fin conveyor belt
    * * *
    noun f.
    belt, strap
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=cinturón) belt; (=tira) strap; (=ronzal) tether; [para afilar una navaja] strop

    la correa de mi reloj — my watchstrap, my watchband (EEUU)

    2) [de perro] leash, lead
    3) (Mec)

    correa de transmisión — driving belt, drive

    correa de ventilador, correa del ventilador — (Aut) fan belt

    4) (=aguante) give, elasticity

    tener correa —

    por cualquier cosa se enfada, tiene muy poca correa — she gets angry at the slightest thing, she has a very short fuse

    * * *
    a) ( tira) strap; ( cinturón) belt; ( de perro) leash

    correa de relojwatchband (AmE), watchstrap (BrE)

    b) ( para afilar) strop
    c) (Mec) belt

    tener mucha/poca correa — (fam) to be long-suffering/to have a very short fuse

    * * *
    = belt, thong, strap, halter, leash.
    Ex. The only modification made was the replacement of the light-weight belt or roller on the machine wire with the dandy roll, first used in 1825.
    Ex. Next the book was placed on the sewing frame, and the folded sheets were sewn by hand with needle and thread on to four or five cords or thongs.
    Ex. There are many varieties of sandal, from synthetic rope soles and straps, tyre-tread soled sandals, to the Japanese wooden sandals, which are relatively easy to make.
    Ex. The author studies medieval representations of Saint Anthony Abbot and his accompanying piglet on a halter.
    Ex. Rather than using a collar with a leash, cats should be walked using a proper harness designed specifically for felines.
    ----
    * accionado por correas = belt-driven.
    * correa de distribución = driving belt, timing belt, cambelt [cam belt].
    * correa del ventilador = fan belt.
    * correa elástica = bungee, bungee cord, elastic cord.
    * correa transportadora = conveyor belt, endless belt, conveyor [conveyer].
    * * *
    a) ( tira) strap; ( cinturón) belt; ( de perro) leash

    correa de relojwatchband (AmE), watchstrap (BrE)

    b) ( para afilar) strop
    c) (Mec) belt

    tener mucha/poca correa — (fam) to be long-suffering/to have a very short fuse

    * * *
    = belt, thong, strap, halter, leash.

    Ex: The only modification made was the replacement of the light-weight belt or roller on the machine wire with the dandy roll, first used in 1825.

    Ex: Next the book was placed on the sewing frame, and the folded sheets were sewn by hand with needle and thread on to four or five cords or thongs.
    Ex: There are many varieties of sandal, from synthetic rope soles and straps, tyre-tread soled sandals, to the Japanese wooden sandals, which are relatively easy to make.
    Ex: The author studies medieval representations of Saint Anthony Abbot and his accompanying piglet on a halter.
    Ex: Rather than using a collar with a leash, cats should be walked using a proper harness designed specifically for felines.
    * accionado por correas = belt-driven.
    * correa de distribución = driving belt, timing belt, cambelt [cam belt].
    * correa del ventilador = fan belt.
    * correa elástica = bungee, bungee cord, elastic cord.
    * correa transportadora = conveyor belt, endless belt, conveyor [conveyer].

    * * *
    1 (tira) strap; (cinturón) belt
    la correa del perro the dog's leash o ( BrE) lead
    tengo que cambiarle la correa al reloj I need a new watchband ( AmE) o ( BrE) watchstrap
    3 ( Mec) belt
    tener mucha correa ( fam); to be long-suffering
    tener poca correa ( fam); to have a very short fuse
    Compuestos:
    correa de or del ventilador
    fan belt
    ( Mec) drive belt; ( Pol) mouthpiece
    * * *

     

    correa sustantivo femenino
    a) ( tira) strap;

    ( cinturón) belt;
    ( de perro) leash;

    b) (Mec) belt;


    correa sustantivo femenino
    1 (tira) strap
    (de reloj) watchstrap, US watchband
    (de pantalón) belt
    (de perro) lead, US leash
    2 Téc belt
    ♦ Locuciones: familiar tener correa, to be patient: no me canso, tengo correa para rato, I'm not tired; I can last a long time
    ' correa' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    reata
    English:
    belt
    - lead
    - leash
    - shoulder strap
    - strap
    - strap down
    - watchband
    - watchstrap
    - carousel
    - conveyor (belt)
    - fan
    - loop
    - shoulder
    - thong
    - watch
    - weal
    - wrist
    * * *
    correa nf
    1. [de bolso, reloj] strap;
    [cinturón] belt; [de perro] lead, leash
    2. Tec belt
    correa de transmisión drive belt;
    * * *
    f de perro leash, Br
    lead; de reloj strap; ( cinturón) belt;
    tener mucha correa fig be long-suffering
    * * *
    correa nf
    : strap, belt
    * * *
    1. (en general) strap
    3. (de perro) lead

    Spanish-English dictionary > correa

  • 13 corresponder

    v.
    1 to correspond.
    Estos dos objetos corresponden These two objects correspond.
    2 to be right or fitting (ser adecuado).
    voy a darle las gracias como corresponde I'm going to thank him, as is only right
    3 to repay (sentimiento).
    ella no le correspondía she didn't feel the same way about him
    amor no correspondido unrequited love
    4 to be supposed to, to have to, to correspond to oneself to, to have the obligation to.
    Me corresponde hacer mi tarea I am supposed to do my homework.
    Nos corresponde It corresponds to ourselves.
    5 to reciprocate, to give back.
    Con esto, correspondo su favor With this, I reciprocate his=her favor.
    6 to concern, to correspond to.
    Me corresponde este asunto This issue concerns me.
    * * *
    1 (ser adecuado) to become, befit; (color, aspecto) to match, go with
    2 (encajar) to correspond (a, to), tally (a, with); (descripción) to fit
    3 (pertenecer) to belong, pertain
    1 (ser el turno) to be one's turn
    3 (incumbir) to be the job of, be the responsibility of
    4 (devolver) to return; (amabilidad) to repay
    1 (ajustarse) to correspond; (cifras) to tally
    2 (armonizar) to be in harmony, go with
    3 (cartearse) to correspond
    4 (amarse) to love each other
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    1. VI
    1) (=tocar)
    a) [en reparto]
    b) [como derecho]

    este hecho no ocupa el lugar que le corresponde en la historia de España — this event does not occupy the place it should in Spanish history, this event is not accorded the importance it deserves in Spanish history

    c) [en sorteo, competición] [honor, victoria] to go to

    la victoria final correspondió a Escartín — the final victory was Escartín's, the final victory went to Escartín

    al primer premio le correspondieron 30.000 euros — the winner of the first prize received 30,000 euros

    2) (=incumbir)

    corresponder a algn[responsabilidad] to fall to sb

    esta decisión le corresponde al director — this decision is for the director (to take), this decision falls to the director

    a mí no me corresponde criticarlo — it is not for me to criticize him, it is not my place to criticize him

    "a quien corresponda" — "to whom it may concern"

    3) (=deberse)

    corresponder a algo: de los 50 millones de ganancias, 40 corresponden a ventas en el extranjero — out of profits of 50 million, 40 million comes from overseas sales o overseas sales account for 40 million

    la mayor parte de nuestra deuda corresponde a préstamos norteamericanos — most of our debt is a result of American loans, American loans account for most of our debt

    4) frm (=ser adecuado)

    corresponder a: se vistió como correspondía a la ocasión — she dressed suitably for the occasion

    fue recibido como corresponde a una persona de su cargo — he was received in a manner befitting a person of his rank, he was received as befitted a person of his rank

    5) (=concordar)

    corresponder a o con — to match with, match up with

    el presunto delincuente, cuyas iniciales corresponden a las siglas R.C.A. — the alleged perpetrator of the crime, whose initials are R.C.A.

    6) (=retribuir)

    corresponder a[+ cariño, amor] to return; [+ favor, generosidad] to repay, return

    ella lo amaba, pero él no le correspondía — she loved him but he did not return her love o love her back o love her in return

    pero ella le correspondió con desprecio — but she responded with contempt, but all she gave in return was contempt

    7) (Mat) to correspond
    8) (Ferro)
    2.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo intransitivo
    1)
    a) ( en un reparto) (+ me/te/le etc)
    b) ( incumbir)

    a quien corresponda — (Corresp) to whom it may concern

    c) (en 3a pers) ( ser adecuado)

    te disculpas, como corresponde — apologize, you know you should o (frml) as is right and proper

    2) (encajar, cuadrar)

    corresponder a algo: su aspecto correspondía a la descripción his appearance fitted o matched the description; la leyenda no corresponde a la fotografía — the caption doesn't belong with o match this photograph

    3) (a favor, atención)

    corresponder a algo: quisiera corresponder a su generosidad I'd like to repay them for their generosity; (+ me/te/le etc) lo quiere, pero él no le corresponde she loves him, but he doesn't feel the same way about her; y tú le correspondes con esta grosería — and you repay him with this kind of rudeness

    2.
    corresponder vt < favor> to return; < atención> to return, repay
    3.

    corresponderse con algo<con los hechos/con la declaración> to square o tally with something

    * * *
    = fit, behoove [behove, -USA], return + Posesivo + affection, requite.
    Ex. Especially if the new subject is one which upsets the previous structure of relationships, it will be difficult to fit into the existing order.
    Ex. With the vendors ready to listen it behoves the information profession to work out what it wants.
    Ex. The film centers on a non-white secretary who believes that her dusky skin and non-Nordic features prevent her boss from returning her affections.
    Ex. The sultan requited the king of China's present by sending him ten swords with scabbards encrusted in pearls.
    ----
    * como corresponde a = as befits.
    * corresponder a = be incumbent on/upon, fall to.
    * corresponder a + Nombre = be up to + Nombre.
    * corresponderse = match, bear + correspondence (to).
    * corresponderse a = befit.
    * corresponderse (a/con) = correspond (to/with).
    * corresponderse con = go with, go + hand in hand (with), go + hand in glove with.
    * el lugar que le corresponde a = the due place of.
    * hacer lo que le corresponde a Uno = do + Posesivo + part.
    * lo que le corresponde = fair share.
    * lugar que le corresponde = Posesivo + rightful place.
    * lugar que nos corresponde = place in the sun.
    * responsabilidad + corresponder a = responsibility + fall to.
    * según corresponda = as appropriate.
    * si corresponde = if applicable.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo intransitivo
    1)
    a) ( en un reparto) (+ me/te/le etc)
    b) ( incumbir)

    a quien corresponda — (Corresp) to whom it may concern

    c) (en 3a pers) ( ser adecuado)

    te disculpas, como corresponde — apologize, you know you should o (frml) as is right and proper

    2) (encajar, cuadrar)

    corresponder a algo: su aspecto correspondía a la descripción his appearance fitted o matched the description; la leyenda no corresponde a la fotografía — the caption doesn't belong with o match this photograph

    3) (a favor, atención)

    corresponder a algo: quisiera corresponder a su generosidad I'd like to repay them for their generosity; (+ me/te/le etc) lo quiere, pero él no le corresponde she loves him, but he doesn't feel the same way about her; y tú le correspondes con esta grosería — and you repay him with this kind of rudeness

    2.
    corresponder vt < favor> to return; < atención> to return, repay
    3.

    corresponderse con algo<con los hechos/con la declaración> to square o tally with something

    * * *
    = fit, behoove [behove, -USA], return + Posesivo + affection, requite.

    Ex: Especially if the new subject is one which upsets the previous structure of relationships, it will be difficult to fit into the existing order.

    Ex: With the vendors ready to listen it behoves the information profession to work out what it wants.
    Ex: The film centers on a non-white secretary who believes that her dusky skin and non-Nordic features prevent her boss from returning her affections.
    Ex: The sultan requited the king of China's present by sending him ten swords with scabbards encrusted in pearls.
    * como corresponde a = as befits.
    * corresponder a = be incumbent on/upon, fall to.
    * corresponder a + Nombre = be up to + Nombre.
    * corresponderse = match, bear + correspondence (to).
    * corresponderse a = befit.
    * corresponderse (a/con) = correspond (to/with).
    * corresponderse con = go with, go + hand in hand (with), go + hand in glove with.
    * el lugar que le corresponde a = the due place of.
    * hacer lo que le corresponde a Uno = do + Posesivo + part.
    * lo que le corresponde = fair share.
    * lugar que le corresponde = Posesivo + rightful place.
    * lugar que nos corresponde = place in the sun.
    * responsabilidad + corresponder a = responsibility + fall to.
    * según corresponda = as appropriate.
    * si corresponde = if applicable.

    * * *
    vi
    A
    1 (en un reparto) (+ me/te/le etc):
    a él le corresponde la mitad de la herencia half the inheritance goes to him
    ésta es la parte que te corresponde this is your part o share
    2
    (incumbir): te corresponde a ti preparar el informe it's your job to prepare the report
    no me corresponde a mí decírselo it's not my job o it's not for me to tell him
    el lugar que le corresponde his rightful place
    a quien corresponda ( Corresp) to whom it may concern
    fue recibido con los honores que corresponden a su rango he was received with the honors befitting his rank
    (ser adecuado): si no puedes ir, lo que corresponde es que le avises if you can't go you should let him know
    ahora vas y te disculpas, como corresponde now go and apologize, you know you should o ( frml) as is right and proper
    serán juzgados como corresponde they will be tried according to the due process of the law
    ponlos en el cajón o archívalos, según corresponda put them in the drawer or file them, as appropriate
    B
    (cuadrar, encajar): esto aquí no corresponde this doesn't belong o fit o go here
    corresponder A/ CON algo:
    su aspecto correspondía a la descripción que me habían dado his appearance fitted o matched the description I had been given
    su versión no corresponde con la de los demás testigos his version does not square with o tally with o match that of the other witnesses
    la leyenda no corresponde a la fotografía the caption doesn't belong with o match this photograph
    C (a un favor, una atención) corresponder A algo:
    quisiera corresponder a su generosidad I'd like to repay them for their generosity, I'd like to return o repay their generosity
    (+ me/te/le etc): lo quiere, pero él no le corresponde she loves him, but he doesn't return her love o feel the same way about her
    la ama y ella le corresponde con desprecio he loves her but she responds with contempt
    y tú le correspondes con esta grosería and you repay him with this kind of rudeness
    ■ corresponder
    vt
    ‹favor› to return; ‹atención› to return, repay
    la historia de un amor no correspondido a story of unrequited love
    corresponderse CON algo:
    su versión no se corresponde con los hechos reales her version doesn't square o tally with the facts
    eso no se corresponde para nada con su manera de ser that's totally out of keeping with her character
    * * *

     

    corresponder ( conjugate corresponder) verbo intransitivo
    1


    la parte que te corresponde your part o share
    b) ( incumbir):


    el lugar que le corresponde his rightful place
    c) (en 3a pers) ( ser adecuado):

    debe disculparse, como corresponde he must apologize, as is right and proper (frml);

    según corresponda as appropriate
    2 (encajar, cuadrar):
    su aspecto corresponde a la descripción his appearance fits o matches the description;

    el texto no corresponde a la foto the text doesn't belong with o match the photograph
    3 corresponder a algo ‹ a un favor to return sth;
    a amabilidad/generosidad to repay sth
    verbo transitivo ‹favor/atención to return;

    corresponder verbo intransitivo
    1 (pertenecer) to belong: sólo pido lo que me corresponde, I only want my share
    2 (ser adecuado) to correspond [a, to] [ con, with]
    3 (incumbir) to concern, be incumbent upon: esa tarea le corresponde, that's his job

    ' corresponder' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    concernir
    - tocar
    - devolver
    - encajar
    - responder
    English:
    belong
    - correspond
    - reciprocate
    - return
    - up to
    - match
    - repay
    * * *
    vi
    1. [compensar]
    corresponder (con algo) a algo/alguien to repay sth/sb (with sth);
    ella nunca correspondió a mi amor she never returned my love, she never felt the same way about me;
    amor no correspondido unrequited love
    2. [tocar]
    les corresponden 5 millones a cada uno they get o they're due 5 million each;
    a mí me correspondió encargarme de la comida it was my job to take care of o organize the food
    3. [coincidir, encajar] to correspond (a/con to/with);
    esta historia no corresponde con la realidad this story doesn't tally o agree with the facts
    4. [competer]
    corresponderle a alguien hacer algo to be sb's responsibility to do sth;
    no me corresponde a mí enjuiciar su trabajo it's not my place to judge his work
    5. [ser adecuado] to be right o fitting;
    voy a darle las gracias como corresponde I'm going to thank him, as is only right;
    estuvo genial, tal y como corresponde a un cantante de su talla she was brilliant, just as you would expect from a singer of her stature
    vt
    [sentimiento] to repay;
    ella no le correspondía she didn't feel the same way about him
    * * *
    v/i
    1
    :
    corresponder a alguien de bienes be for s.o., be due to s.o.; de responsabilidad be up to s.o.; de asunto concern s.o.; a un favor repay s.o. ( con with)
    2
    :
    actuar como corresponde do the right thing
    * * *
    1) : to correspond
    2) : to pertain, to belong
    3) : to be appropriate, to fit
    4) : to reciprocate
    * * *
    1. (tocar) to be
    2. (responsibilidad, obligación) to be your job / to be up to
    eso te corresponde a ti that's your job / that's up to you

    Spanish-English dictionary > corresponder

  • 14 corresponderse con

    (v.) = go with, go + hand in hand (with), go + hand in glove with
    Ex. The Crocs are well known for their purposefulness and efficiency that goes with their dynamic patriarchal system.
    Ex. Arts development can go hand in hand with libraries and information, but for librarians new to the field there can be pitfalls.
    Ex. It is also the case that successful quality initiatives go hand in glove with greater work force participation.
    * * *
    (v.) = go with, go + hand in hand (with), go + hand in glove with

    Ex: The Crocs are well known for their purposefulness and efficiency that goes with their dynamic patriarchal system.

    Ex: Arts development can go hand in hand with libraries and information, but for librarians new to the field there can be pitfalls.
    Ex: It is also the case that successful quality initiatives go hand in glove with greater work force participation.

    Spanish-English dictionary > corresponderse con

  • 15 echar una mano

    to give a hand
    ————————
    to give a hand, lend a hand
    * * *
    (v.) = lend + a (helping) hand, put + Posesivo + shoulder to the wheel, set + Posesivo + shoulder to the wheel, muck in, pitch in
    Ex. In a small shop the master would lend a hand with the work, certainly as a corrector and often as a compositor as well.
    Ex. They've all been putting their shoulder to the wheel and it's paid off.
    Ex. The Bolsheviks have manfully set their shoulders to the wheel undaunted by this staggering catastrophe.
    Ex. All our neighbours, relatives, friends, we all mucked in and helped each other -- they were mostly all women because all the men had gone to war.
    Ex. It's up to everyone to pitch in and help those who find themselves lacking the most basic of necessities -- food.
    * * *
    (v.) = lend + a (helping) hand, put + Posesivo + shoulder to the wheel, set + Posesivo + shoulder to the wheel, muck in, pitch in

    Ex: In a small shop the master would lend a hand with the work, certainly as a corrector and often as a compositor as well.

    Ex: They've all been putting their shoulder to the wheel and it's paid off.
    Ex: The Bolsheviks have manfully set their shoulders to the wheel undaunted by this staggering catastrophe.
    Ex: All our neighbours, relatives, friends, we all mucked in and helped each other -- they were mostly all women because all the men had gone to war.
    Ex: It's up to everyone to pitch in and help those who find themselves lacking the most basic of necessities -- food.

    Spanish-English dictionary > echar una mano

  • 16 ecoturismo

    m.
    ecotourism.
    * * *
    * * *
    masculino ecotourism
    * * *
    = ecotourism, green tourism.
    Ex. Some forms of wildlife utilization, particularly ecotourism and photographic safaris, will certainly complement the national and international commitment to biodiversity conservation.
    Ex. The development of these living museums where visitors get a taste of what life was like in the past goes hand in hand with green tourism.
    * * *
    masculino ecotourism
    * * *
    = ecotourism, green tourism.

    Ex: Some forms of wildlife utilization, particularly ecotourism and photographic safaris, will certainly complement the national and international commitment to biodiversity conservation.

    Ex: The development of these living museums where visitors get a taste of what life was like in the past goes hand in hand with green tourism.

    * * *
    ecotourism
    * * *
    ecotourism
    * * *
    m ecotourism

    Spanish-English dictionary > ecoturismo

  • 17 en la parte superior

    = at the top, uppermost, uppermost
    Ex. They all have space at the top for a key word and the index is arranged in alphabetical order by keyword.
    Ex. He lifted about five lines from the top of the nearest page on a setting rule and balanced it on his left hand, with the face of the letter towards him and the last line uppermost.
    Ex. He lifted about five lines from the top of the nearest page on a setting rule and balanced it on his left hand, with the face of the letter towards him and the last line uppermost.
    * * *
    = at the top, uppermost, uppermost

    Ex: They all have space at the top for a key word and the index is arranged in alphabetical order by keyword.

    Ex: He lifted about five lines from the top of the nearest page on a setting rule and balanced it on his left hand, with the face of the letter towards him and the last line uppermost.
    Ex: He lifted about five lines from the top of the nearest page on a setting rule and balanced it on his left hand, with the face of the letter towards him and the last line uppermost.

    Spanish-English dictionary > en la parte superior

  • 18 estructura

    f.
    structure.
    estructura profunda/superficial deep/surface structure
    pres.indicat.
    3rd person singular (él/ella/ello) present indicative of spanish verb: estructurar.
    imperat.
    2nd person singular (tú) Imperative of Spanish verb: estructurar.
    * * *
    1 (gen) structure
    2 (armazón) frame, framework
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    SF
    1) [de poema, célula, organización] structure

    estructura profunda — (Ling) deep structure

    estructura superficial — (Ling) surface structure

    2) [de edificio] frame, framework
    * * *
    a) (de edificio, puente) structure, framework; ( de mueble) frame; (de célula, mineral) structure
    b) (de oración, novela) structure
    c) ( de empresa) structure; ( de sociedad) structure, framework
    * * *
    = frame, framework, pattern, structure, texture, lattice, fabric, carcass.
    Ex. Next the book was placed on the sewing frame, and the folded sheets were sewn by hand with needle and thread on to four or five cords or thongs.
    Ex. The intention is to establish a general framework, and then to give exceptions or further explanation and examples for each area in turn.
    Ex. In the same way that citation orders may have more or less theoretical foundations, equally reference generation may follow a predetermined pattern.
    Ex. This chapter does not consider the principles underlying AACR, nor does it review the structure of the code to any significant extent.
    Ex. The fruits of Mr. Kilgour's labors and creations have substantially altered the texture of contemporary America library service = Los frutos de los trabajos y creaciones del Sr. Kilgour han alterado sustancialmente la naturaleza del servicio bibliotecario de la América contemporánea.
    Ex. Special attention should be given to Figure 2, which proposes two lattices (or ladders) for career movement in libraries.
    Ex. The conventional pattern of change has been an evolutionary introduction of the use of technology with no unusual signs of strain in the organizational fabric.
    Ex. The bathroom cabinet carcass is made of plywood.
    ----
    * con estructura de acero = steel-framed.
    * con estructura de madera = timber-framed.
    * de estructura de acero = steel-framed.
    * de estructura de madera = timber-framed.
    * DSIS (Sistema de Indización de Estructura Profunda) = DISI (Deep Structure Indexing System).
    * estructura arbórea = tree structure.
    * estructura básica = skeleton.
    * estructura de apoyo = support structure.
    * estructura de datos = data structure.
    * estructura de ficheros = file design.
    * estructura de la institución = organisational structure.
    * estructura del edificio = building shell.
    * estructura del registro = record structure.
    * estructura demográfica = demographics.
    * estructura de poder = power structure.
    * estructura de red = network structure.
    * estructura jerárquica = chain of command, hierarchical structure.
    * estructura jerárquica de gestión = line management.
    * estructura jerárquica de una organización = hierarchy ladder.
    * estructura laboral = job structuring.
    * estructura lógica = logical data structure.
    * estructura molecular = molecular structure.
    * estructura organizativa = organisational structure.
    * estructura piramidal = pyramid structure.
    * estructura química = chemical structure.
    * estructura relacional = relation structure.
    * estructura social = social structure.
    * fichero con estructura de red = networked file.
    * libro con estructura plegable = pop-up book.
    * reparador de estructuras altas = steeplejack.
    * sin estructura = unstructured.
    * Sistema de Indización de Estructura Profunda (DSIS) = Deep Structure Indexing System (DSIS).
    * una estructura de = a pattern of.
    * vivienda con estructura de madera = frame dwelling.
    * * *
    a) (de edificio, puente) structure, framework; ( de mueble) frame; (de célula, mineral) structure
    b) (de oración, novela) structure
    c) ( de empresa) structure; ( de sociedad) structure, framework
    * * *
    = frame, framework, pattern, structure, texture, lattice, fabric, carcass.

    Ex: Next the book was placed on the sewing frame, and the folded sheets were sewn by hand with needle and thread on to four or five cords or thongs.

    Ex: The intention is to establish a general framework, and then to give exceptions or further explanation and examples for each area in turn.
    Ex: In the same way that citation orders may have more or less theoretical foundations, equally reference generation may follow a predetermined pattern.
    Ex: This chapter does not consider the principles underlying AACR, nor does it review the structure of the code to any significant extent.
    Ex: The fruits of Mr. Kilgour's labors and creations have substantially altered the texture of contemporary America library service = Los frutos de los trabajos y creaciones del Sr. Kilgour han alterado sustancialmente la naturaleza del servicio bibliotecario de la América contemporánea.
    Ex: Special attention should be given to Figure 2, which proposes two lattices (or ladders) for career movement in libraries.
    Ex: The conventional pattern of change has been an evolutionary introduction of the use of technology with no unusual signs of strain in the organizational fabric.
    Ex: The bathroom cabinet carcass is made of plywood.
    * con estructura de acero = steel-framed.
    * con estructura de madera = timber-framed.
    * de estructura de acero = steel-framed.
    * de estructura de madera = timber-framed.
    * DSIS (Sistema de Indización de Estructura Profunda) = DISI (Deep Structure Indexing System).
    * estructura arbórea = tree structure.
    * estructura básica = skeleton.
    * estructura de apoyo = support structure.
    * estructura de datos = data structure.
    * estructura de ficheros = file design.
    * estructura de la institución = organisational structure.
    * estructura del edificio = building shell.
    * estructura del registro = record structure.
    * estructura demográfica = demographics.
    * estructura de poder = power structure.
    * estructura de red = network structure.
    * estructura jerárquica = chain of command, hierarchical structure.
    * estructura jerárquica de gestión = line management.
    * estructura jerárquica de una organización = hierarchy ladder.
    * estructura laboral = job structuring.
    * estructura lógica = logical data structure.
    * estructura molecular = molecular structure.
    * estructura organizativa = organisational structure.
    * estructura piramidal = pyramid structure.
    * estructura química = chemical structure.
    * estructura relacional = relation structure.
    * estructura social = social structure.
    * fichero con estructura de red = networked file.
    * libro con estructura plegable = pop-up book.
    * reparador de estructuras altas = steeplejack.
    * sin estructura = unstructured.
    * Sistema de Indización de Estructura Profunda (DSIS) = Deep Structure Indexing System (DSIS).
    * una estructura de = a pattern of.
    * vivienda con estructura de madera = frame dwelling.

    * * *
    1 (de un edificio, puente) structure, framework; (de un mueble) frame; (de una célula, un mineral) structure
    una estructura de madera/hormigón a wooden/concrete structure
    2 (de una oración, frase) structure; (de una novela, un poema) structure
    3 (de una empresa) structure; (de una sociedad) structure, framework
    la estructura social en la Edad Media the social framework in the Middle Ages
    la estructura jerárquica dentro de la empresa the hierarchical structure within the company
    Compuesto:
    estructura profunda/superficial
    deep/surface structure
    * * *

     

    Del verbo estructurar: ( conjugate estructurar)

    estructura es:

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

    2ª persona singular (tú) imperativo

    Multiple Entries:
    estructura    
    estructurar
    estructura sustantivo femenino
    structure
    estructurar ( conjugate estructurar) verbo transitivo
    to structure, to organize
    estructura sustantivo femenino
    1 structure
    2 (de un edificio, etc) frame, framework
    estructurar verbo transitivo to structure, organize
    ' estructura' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    armadura
    - armazón
    - esqueleto
    - primitiva
    - primitivo
    - tubular
    - aparato
    - carcasa
    - compacto
    - construcción
    - enclenque
    - fuerza
    - sostener
    English:
    climbing frame
    - deserve
    - fabric
    - frame
    - framework
    - inner
    - let
    - make-up
    - shaky
    - shelter
    - structure
    - take down
    - top-heavy
    - unsafe
    - construction
    * * *
    1. [de sustancia, cuerpo, de organización] structure;
    la estructura del átomo the structure of the atom;
    la estructura social en la India the structure of Indian society
    2. [de edificio, mueble, nave] frame, framework
    3. Ling [de oración, texto] structure
    estructura profunda deep structure;
    estructura superficial surface structure
    * * *
    f structure
    * * *
    : structure, framework
    * * *
    estructura n structure

    Spanish-English dictionary > estructura

  • 19 gañán

    m.
    1 farmhand, farm laborer, farm labourer.
    2 workman, tough and strong man.
    3 uncouth man, uncouth person, rough, boor.
    * * *
    1 (mozo de labranza) farm hand
    2 (hombre tosco) big brute
    * * *
    SM farmhand, labourer, laborer (EEUU)
    * * *
    a) (ant) ( mozo de labranza) farmhand
    b) ( patán) boor
    * * *
    = drudge, farm-hand, farm labourer, farm worker.
    Ex. People who called themselves 'climatologists' were mostly drudges who compiled statistics about weather conditions in regions of interest.
    Ex. The agricultural labourer receiving payment in kind was a married farm-hand with a one-year contract and whose wife had the duty to milk the cows morning and night.
    Ex. Despite these hardships, farm laborers enjoy their work since they like to be outdoors near plants and animals.
    Ex. In rural areas, too, great variations in wealth exist side by side, from affluent farmers and landowners on the one hand, to extremely low-paid farm workers on the other.
    * * *
    a) (ant) ( mozo de labranza) farmhand
    b) ( patán) boor
    * * *
    = drudge, farm-hand, farm labourer, farm worker.

    Ex: People who called themselves 'climatologists' were mostly drudges who compiled statistics about weather conditions in regions of interest.

    Ex: The agricultural labourer receiving payment in kind was a married farm-hand with a one-year contract and whose wife had the duty to milk the cows morning and night.
    Ex: Despite these hardships, farm laborers enjoy their work since they like to be outdoors near plants and animals.
    Ex: In rural areas, too, great variations in wealth exist side by side, from affluent farmers and landowners on the one hand, to extremely low-paid farm workers on the other.

    * * *
    1 ( ant) (mozo de labranza) farmhand, farm laborer*
    2 (patán) boor
    * * *
    1. [hombre rudo] lout, boor
    2. [bracero] farm labourer
    * * *
    m fig
    oaf

    Spanish-English dictionary > gañán

  • 20 grosero

    adj.
    rude, impolite, coarse, discourteous.
    m.
    rough person, rough, rough and disorderly person, rude.
    * * *
    1 (tosco) coarse, crude
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 rude person
    * * *
    (f. - grosera)
    adj.
    2) rude
    * * *
    ADJ (=descortés) rude; (=ordinario) coarse, vulgar; (=tosco) rough, loutish; (=indecente) indelicate
    * * *
    I
    - ra adjetivo
    a) ( descortés) <persona/comportamiento> rude, ill-mannered; < lenguaje> rude
    b) ( vulgar) crude
    II
    - ra masculino, femenino

    es un grosero — ( vulgar) he's so vulgar o crude!; ( descortés) he's so rude!

    * * *
    = rude [ruder -comp., rudest -sup.], churlish, abusive, vulgar, uncouth, coarse [coarser -comp.; coarsest -sup.], gross [grosser -comp., grossest -sup.], churl, boorish, short, short-tempered, off-hand [offhand], tasteless, crass [crasser -comp., crassest -sup.].
    Ex. 'That young man was terribly rude'.
    Ex. 'He's slipping back into a churlish mood', the director said averting his eyes.
    Ex. Reference supervisors have a responsibility to protect their staff as well as other library users from the unpleasant, abusive behavior of some persons.
    Ex. This paper is a somewhat whimsical glance backwards, recalling 6 vulgar American parodies of 7 enduring songs.
    Ex. All the writers chosen characterized eastern Europe throughout the 18th century as uncouth and backward.
    Ex. The sections of a book were stapled to a coarse cloth backing, but unfortunately the staples soon rusted and became brittle.
    Ex. Janell has always had a soft spot in her heart for animals most people might find gross.
    Ex. Then again, who but a churl could fail to grieve at the waste of an artistic life of such immensity and grandeur?.
    Ex. He says he dislikes Rose way more because she is a big mouth, intolerant, boorish, know-it-all and always talking about her gay life.
    Ex. He first spotted trouble when she started being short with users and so he solved the problem by scaling back her workload.
    Ex. A medical doctor had told him that the reason why women have faster pulse beats is because they are short-tempered.
    Ex. The osteopath was accused of being off-hand with a female patient and not putting her at ease.
    Ex. Of the hundreds of figurines currently on the market, here are the most bizarrely tasteless.
    Ex. In these new book, he is still at bay, pursued by the hounds of desire and anxiety in a literary world ever more crass.
    ----
    * ser grosero con = be abusive of.
    * * *
    I
    - ra adjetivo
    a) ( descortés) <persona/comportamiento> rude, ill-mannered; < lenguaje> rude
    b) ( vulgar) crude
    II
    - ra masculino, femenino

    es un grosero — ( vulgar) he's so vulgar o crude!; ( descortés) he's so rude!

    * * *
    = rude [ruder -comp., rudest -sup.], churlish, abusive, vulgar, uncouth, coarse [coarser -comp.; coarsest -sup.], gross [grosser -comp., grossest -sup.], churl, boorish, short, short-tempered, off-hand [offhand], tasteless, crass [crasser -comp., crassest -sup.].

    Ex: 'That young man was terribly rude'.

    Ex: 'He's slipping back into a churlish mood', the director said averting his eyes.
    Ex: Reference supervisors have a responsibility to protect their staff as well as other library users from the unpleasant, abusive behavior of some persons.
    Ex: This paper is a somewhat whimsical glance backwards, recalling 6 vulgar American parodies of 7 enduring songs.
    Ex: All the writers chosen characterized eastern Europe throughout the 18th century as uncouth and backward.
    Ex: The sections of a book were stapled to a coarse cloth backing, but unfortunately the staples soon rusted and became brittle.
    Ex: Janell has always had a soft spot in her heart for animals most people might find gross.
    Ex: Then again, who but a churl could fail to grieve at the waste of an artistic life of such immensity and grandeur?.
    Ex: He says he dislikes Rose way more because she is a big mouth, intolerant, boorish, know-it-all and always talking about her gay life.
    Ex: He first spotted trouble when she started being short with users and so he solved the problem by scaling back her workload.
    Ex: A medical doctor had told him that the reason why women have faster pulse beats is because they are short-tempered.
    Ex: The osteopath was accused of being off-hand with a female patient and not putting her at ease.
    Ex: Of the hundreds of figurines currently on the market, here are the most bizarrely tasteless.
    Ex: In these new book, he is still at bay, pursued by the hounds of desire and anxiety in a literary world ever more crass.
    * ser grosero con = be abusive of.

    * * *
    grosero1 -ra
    1 (descortés) ‹persona/comportamiento› rude, ill-mannered; ‹lenguaje› rude
    2 (vulgar) crude, vulgar, coarse
    grosero2 -ra
    masculine, feminine
    es un grosero (vulgar) he's so vulgar o crude o coarse!; (descortés) he's so rude!
    * * *

     

    grosero
    ◊ -ra adjetivo

    a) ( descortés) ‹persona/lenguaje rude


    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino:
    es un grosero ( vulgar) he's so vulgar o crude!;


    ( descortés) he's so rude!
    grosero,-a
    I adjetivo
    1 (tosco, de baja calidad) coarse
    2 (ofensivo, desagradable) rude
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino es un grosero, he's very rude
    ' grosero' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    basta
    - basto
    - bruta
    - bruto
    - conmigo
    - grosera
    - ordinaria
    - ordinario
    - primitiva
    - primitivo
    - tono
    - animal
    - bestia
    - gamberro
    - gesto
    - guarango
    - ordinariez
    - patán
    - pelado
    English:
    boor
    - boorish
    - coarse
    - crude
    - earthy
    - foul
    - rude
    - throw out
    - uncouth
    - apologize
    - downright
    - dream
    - how
    - just
    - so
    - vulgar
    * * *
    grosero, -a
    adj
    1. [maleducado] rude, crude
    2. [tosco] coarse, rough
    3. [malhablado] foul-mouthed
    nm,f
    rude person;
    es un grosero he's terribly rude
    * * *
    I adj rude
    II m, grosera f rude person
    * * *
    grosero, -ra adj
    1) : rude, fresh
    2) : coarse, vulgar
    grosero, -ra n
    : rude person
    * * *
    grosero adj rude

    Spanish-English dictionary > grosero

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  • Hand — (h[a^]nd), n. [AS. hand, hond; akin to D., G., & Sw. hand, OHG. hant, Dan. haand, Icel. h[ o]nd, Goth. handus, and perh. to Goth. hin[thorn]an to seize (in comp.). Cf. {Hunt}.] 1. That part of the fore limb below the forearm or wrist in man and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hand bag — Hand Hand (h[a^]nd), n. [AS. hand, hond; akin to D., G., & Sw. hand, OHG. hant, Dan. haand, Icel. h[ o]nd, Goth. handus, and perh. to Goth. hin[thorn]an to seize (in comp.). Cf. {Hunt}.] 1. That part of the fore limb below the forearm or wrist in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hand basket — Hand Hand (h[a^]nd), n. [AS. hand, hond; akin to D., G., & Sw. hand, OHG. hant, Dan. haand, Icel. h[ o]nd, Goth. handus, and perh. to Goth. hin[thorn]an to seize (in comp.). Cf. {Hunt}.] 1. That part of the fore limb below the forearm or wrist in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hand bell — Hand Hand (h[a^]nd), n. [AS. hand, hond; akin to D., G., & Sw. hand, OHG. hant, Dan. haand, Icel. h[ o]nd, Goth. handus, and perh. to Goth. hin[thorn]an to seize (in comp.). Cf. {Hunt}.] 1. That part of the fore limb below the forearm or wrist in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hand bill — Hand Hand (h[a^]nd), n. [AS. hand, hond; akin to D., G., & Sw. hand, OHG. hant, Dan. haand, Icel. h[ o]nd, Goth. handus, and perh. to Goth. hin[thorn]an to seize (in comp.). Cf. {Hunt}.] 1. That part of the fore limb below the forearm or wrist in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hand car — Hand Hand (h[a^]nd), n. [AS. hand, hond; akin to D., G., & Sw. hand, OHG. hant, Dan. haand, Icel. h[ o]nd, Goth. handus, and perh. to Goth. hin[thorn]an to seize (in comp.). Cf. {Hunt}.] 1. That part of the fore limb below the forearm or wrist in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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