Перевод: с испанского на английский

с английского на испанский

a boxer with poor reflexes

  • 1 falto

    adj.
    short, deficient, devoid, incomplete.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: faltar.
    * * *
    estar falto,-a de to lack, be short of, be without
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=carente)

    falto de[recursos, información, ideas, inteligencia] lacking in

    un hombre falto de carisma — a man lacking in charisma, a man with no charisma

    2) [moralmente] poor, wretched, mean
    3) And (=fatuo) fatuous, vain
    * * *
    - ta adjetivo

    falto de algo: un episodio falto de interés an episode lacking in interest; el organismo está falto de recursos the organization is short of funds; estamos faltos de personal — we're short-staffed

    * * *
    ----
    * andar falto de dinero = be strapped for + cash.
    * andar (muy) falto de dinero = be (hard) pressed for + money.
    * andar (muy) falto de tiempo = be (hard) pressed for + time.
    * estar falto de = be short of.
    * estar falto de práctica = get + rusty.
    * falto de = lacking in, starved of, devoid of.
    * falto de agua = waterless.
    * falto de alegría = joyless.
    * falto de aliento = breathless.
    * falto de civismo = uncivic.
    * falto de claridad = nebulous.
    * falto de compañerismo = unsupportive.
    * falto de coordinación = uncoordinated [unco-ordinated].
    * falto de dinero = short of money, strapped, financially strapped, cash strapped.
    * falto de espacio = cramped.
    * falto de fundamento = without foundation.
    * falto de fundamentos = unsupported.
    * falto de ideas = short of ideas.
    * falto de imaginación = unimaginative.
    * falto de inteligencia = unintelligent.
    * falto de orden = unordered.
    * falto de oxígeno = rarefied.
    * falto de personal = understaffed [under-staffed].
    * falto de práctica = rusty [rustier -comp., rustiest -sup.].
    * falto de recursos = resource-starved.
    * falto de sensibilidad = insensitive.
    * falto de sentido crítico = uncritical.
    * falto de sentimientos = unsentimental.
    * falto de servicios = underserved.
    * falto de sueño = sleep-deprived.
    * falto de tiempo = crunched for time, time-crunched, short of time.
    * falto de visión de futuro = myopic.
    * personas faltas de servicios, las = underserved, the.
    * * *
    - ta adjetivo

    falto de algo: un episodio falto de interés an episode lacking in interest; el organismo está falto de recursos the organization is short of funds; estamos faltos de personal — we're short-staffed

    * * *
    * andar falto de dinero = be strapped for + cash.
    * andar (muy) falto de dinero = be (hard) pressed for + money.
    * andar (muy) falto de tiempo = be (hard) pressed for + time.
    * estar falto de = be short of.
    * estar falto de práctica = get + rusty.
    * falto de = lacking in, starved of, devoid of.
    * falto de agua = waterless.
    * falto de alegría = joyless.
    * falto de aliento = breathless.
    * falto de civismo = uncivic.
    * falto de claridad = nebulous.
    * falto de compañerismo = unsupportive.
    * falto de coordinación = uncoordinated [unco-ordinated].
    * falto de dinero = short of money, strapped, financially strapped, cash strapped.
    * falto de espacio = cramped.
    * falto de fundamento = without foundation.
    * falto de fundamentos = unsupported.
    * falto de ideas = short of ideas.
    * falto de imaginación = unimaginative.
    * falto de inteligencia = unintelligent.
    * falto de orden = unordered.
    * falto de oxígeno = rarefied.
    * falto de personal = understaffed [under-staffed].
    * falto de práctica = rusty [rustier -comp., rustiest -sup.].
    * falto de recursos = resource-starved.
    * falto de sensibilidad = insensitive.
    * falto de sentido crítico = uncritical.
    * falto de sentimientos = unsentimental.
    * falto de servicios = underserved.
    * falto de sueño = sleep-deprived.
    * falto de tiempo = crunched for time, time-crunched, short of time.
    * falto de visión de futuro = myopic.
    * personas faltas de servicios, las = underserved, the.
    * * *
    falto -ta
    falto DE algo:
    un episodio falto de interés an episode lacking in interest
    el niño nació falto de peso the child was underweight at birth
    una persona totalmente falta de tacto a completely tactless person, a person totally lacking in tact
    el organismo está falto de recursos the organization is short of funds
    * * *
    falto, -a adj
    falto de lacking in, short of;
    falto de escrúpulos lacking scruples;
    en estos momentos estamos faltos de recursos we are short of resources at the moment;
    falto de imaginación unimaginative;
    en su infancia estuvo falto de cariño she was starved of affection in her childhood
    * * *
    adj
    :
    falto de lacking in, devoid of;
    falto de recursos short of resources
    * * *
    falto, -ta adj
    falto de : lacking (in), short of

    Spanish-English dictionary > falto

  • 2 basura

    f.
    1 rubbish (British), garbage, trash (United States).
    el parque estaba lleno de basura the park was full of litter
    basura orgánica organic waste
    basura radiactiva radioactive waste
    2 rubbish bin, dustbin (British), garbage or trash can (United States).
    tirar algo a la basura to throw something away
    3 rubbish (British), garbage, trash (United States).
    4 garbage, litter, rubbish, trash.
    5 shinplaster.
    * * *
    1 (cosa) rubbish, US garbage
    \
    bajar la basura / sacar la basura to put the rubbish out
    tirar a la basura to throw away
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=desechos) [en casa] rubbish, garbage (EEUU); [por el suelo] litter

    prohibido arrojar basuras (y escombros) — no dumping, no tipping

    2) (=contenedor) [en casa] dustbin, trash can (EEUU); [en la calle] litter bin, trash can (EEUU)

    tirar algo a la basurato put o throw sth in the bin

    3) (=persona o cosa despreciable) trash, rubbish

    es una basura* he's a shocker *, he's a rotter *

    * * *
    1)
    a) ( recipiente) garbage o trash can (AmE), dustbin (BrE)

    echar or tirar algo a la basura — to throw something in the garbage o trash (can) o dustbin

    b) ( desechos) garbage (AmE), trash (AmE), rubbish (BrE); ( en sitios públicos) litter

    la recogida de la basurathe garbage o rubbish o (frml) refuse collection

    2) (fam) ( porquería) trash (AmE colloq), rubbish (BrE colloq)
    * * *
    = rubbish, junk, litter, garbage, dross, trash, schlock, shit, hogwash, cruft, refuse.
    Ex. Science fiction may be so obviously rubbish that one is tempted to dismiss the whole product as rubbish.
    Ex. All the librarian has is a pile of useless junk which people have given to the library instead of throwing out.
    Ex. Indeed, she was delighted to forsake the urban reality of steel and glass, traffic and crime, aspirin and litter, for the sort of over-the-fence friendliness of the smaller city.
    Ex. Some individuals are satisfied with a 50% 'hit' rate because they feel they can more quickly weed out the ' garbage' than they could compile the needed bibliography by hand.
    Ex. They do have the problem, however, of being able to sort out the nuggets of literary gold from amongst the torrents of published dross.
    Ex. For one thing, the librarian cannot really understand why his clients read ' trash' or books of ephemeral value.
    Ex. Adolescents should be allowed such pleasant means of escaping reality and there's no reason why libraries can't accommodate a little schlock.
    Ex. Until your skin gets use to it, it will itch but non-scented talcum powder will help, just make sure you don't inhale any of that shit.
    Ex. The film proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that the official story is hogwash and that all the evidence points towards an inside job.
    Ex. This cruft doesn't harm the system, it merely takes up some space.
    Ex. It is the responsibility of the householder to ensure the refuse is bagged securely.
    ----
    * alcantarillado y basura = sanitation.
    * arrojar a la basura = trash.
    * basura industrial = industrial waste.
    * basura urbana = municipal waste.
    * bolsa de basura = bin liner, bin bag, rubbish bag, garbage bag.
    * buscar entre la basura = scavenge.
    * camión de la basura = garbage truck, rubbish truck, rubbish lorry, dustcart [dust cart].
    * comida basura = junk food.
    * con basura por el suelo = littered.
    * contenedor de basura = rubbish skip.
    * contenedor de la basura = dumpster.
    * correo basura = junk mail, spam, junk e-mail.
    * cubo de la basura = waste bin, trashcan [trash can], dustbin [dust bin], rubbish bin, trash bin, garbage can.
    * eliminación de basura = waste disposal.
    * mendigo que rebusca en la basura = dumpster rat.
    * persona que tira basura al suelo = litterbug, litter lout.
    * pordiosero de la basura = scavenger.
    * recogida de basura = waste collection, garbage collection, refuse removal, refuse collection.
    * sacar la basura = take out + the garbage.
    * vertedero de basura = landfill site, landfill.
    * vertedero de basuras = garbage dump.
    * * *
    1)
    a) ( recipiente) garbage o trash can (AmE), dustbin (BrE)

    echar or tirar algo a la basura — to throw something in the garbage o trash (can) o dustbin

    b) ( desechos) garbage (AmE), trash (AmE), rubbish (BrE); ( en sitios públicos) litter

    la recogida de la basurathe garbage o rubbish o (frml) refuse collection

    2) (fam) ( porquería) trash (AmE colloq), rubbish (BrE colloq)
    * * *
    = rubbish, junk, litter, garbage, dross, trash, schlock, shit, hogwash, cruft, refuse.

    Ex: Science fiction may be so obviously rubbish that one is tempted to dismiss the whole product as rubbish.

    Ex: All the librarian has is a pile of useless junk which people have given to the library instead of throwing out.
    Ex: Indeed, she was delighted to forsake the urban reality of steel and glass, traffic and crime, aspirin and litter, for the sort of over-the-fence friendliness of the smaller city.
    Ex: Some individuals are satisfied with a 50% 'hit' rate because they feel they can more quickly weed out the ' garbage' than they could compile the needed bibliography by hand.
    Ex: They do have the problem, however, of being able to sort out the nuggets of literary gold from amongst the torrents of published dross.
    Ex: For one thing, the librarian cannot really understand why his clients read ' trash' or books of ephemeral value.
    Ex: Adolescents should be allowed such pleasant means of escaping reality and there's no reason why libraries can't accommodate a little schlock.
    Ex: Until your skin gets use to it, it will itch but non-scented talcum powder will help, just make sure you don't inhale any of that shit.
    Ex: The film proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that the official story is hogwash and that all the evidence points towards an inside job.
    Ex: This cruft doesn't harm the system, it merely takes up some space.
    Ex: It is the responsibility of the householder to ensure the refuse is bagged securely.
    * alcantarillado y basura = sanitation.
    * arrojar a la basura = trash.
    * basura industrial = industrial waste.
    * basura urbana = municipal waste.
    * bolsa de basura = bin liner, bin bag, rubbish bag, garbage bag.
    * buscar entre la basura = scavenge.
    * camión de la basura = garbage truck, rubbish truck, rubbish lorry, dustcart [dust cart].
    * comida basura = junk food.
    * con basura por el suelo = littered.
    * contenedor de basura = rubbish skip.
    * contenedor de la basura = dumpster.
    * correo basura = junk mail, spam, junk e-mail.
    * cubo de la basura = waste bin, trashcan [trash can], dustbin [dust bin], rubbish bin, trash bin, garbage can.
    * eliminación de basura = waste disposal.
    * mendigo que rebusca en la basura = dumpster rat.
    * persona que tira basura al suelo = litterbug, litter lout.
    * pordiosero de la basura = scavenger.
    * recogida de basura = waste collection, garbage collection, refuse removal, refuse collection.
    * sacar la basura = take out + the garbage.
    * vertedero de basura = landfill site, landfill.
    * vertedero de basuras = garbage dump.

    * * *
    A
    1 (recipiente) garbage o trash can ( AmE), dustbin ( BrE)
    echar or tirar algo a la basura to throw sth away, to throw sth in the garbage o trash (can) o dustbin
    ¿que no sirve? ¡pues a la basura! well, if it's no use, throw it out o dump it ( AmE) o ( BrE) bin it ( colloq)
    2 (desechos) garbage ( AmE), trash ( AmE), rubbish ( BrE); (en sitios públicos) litter
    sacar la basura to take out the garbage o trash o rubbish
    dejaron el estadio lleno de basura they left litter all around the stadium
    la recogida de la basura the garbage o rubbish o ( frml) refuse collection
    hoy no pasa la basura ( fam); the garbage man doesn't come today ( AmE colloq), the dustmen don't come today ( BrE colloq)
    [ S ] prohibido arrojar basura(s) no dumping, no tipping ( BrE)
    B
    1 ( fam)
    (porquería): ese programa es una basura that program is trash ( AmE colloq), that programme is rubbish ( BrE colloq)
    ¿cómo puedes leer esa basura? how can you read trash o ( BrE) rubbish like that?
    la comida era una basura the food was lousy ( colloq)
    2 ( fam) (persona) swine ( colloq), s.o.b. ( AmE colloq)
    * * *

     

    basura sustantivo femenino
    a) ( recipiente) garbage o trash can (AmE), dustbin (BrE);

    echar or tirar algo a la basura to throw sth in the garbage o trash (can) o dustbin
    b) ( desechos) garbage (AmE), trash (AmE), rubbish (BrE);

    ( en sitios públicos) litter;
    sacar la basura to take out the garbage o trash o rubbish

    c) (fam) ( porquería) trash (AmE colloq), rubbish (BrE colloq)

    basura sustantivo femenino rubbish, US trash, garbage: bajar/sacar la basura, to put the rubbish out
    tira las sobras a la basura, throw the leftovers away
    camión de la basura, dustcart
    ' basura' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    bolsa
    - caca
    - camión
    - cubo
    - desechos
    - desperdicio
    - fondón
    - fondona
    - incinerar
    - plagada
    - plagado
    - rebuscar
    - recoger
    - recogida
    - suciedad
    - verter
    - botadero
    - botar
    - bote
    - caneca
    - comida
    - ducto
    - echar
    - escarbar
    - hurgar
    - incineración
    - pala
    - pepenar
    - quemar
    - sacar
    - tacho
    - triturador
    - vertedero
    English:
    assign
    - bin
    - bin liner
    - collection
    - disposal
    - dump
    - dumping
    - dustbin
    - garbage
    - garbage can
    - garbage truck
    - junk
    - junk food
    - litter
    - put out
    - refuse
    - refuse bin
    - refuse lorry
    - responsible
    - rubbish
    - rubbish bin
    - scavenge
    - scavenger
    - stamp down
    - throw away
    - throw out
    - tip out
    - tip over
    - trash
    - trash can
    - binliner
    - blow
    - can
    - dross
    - dust
    - liner
    - pedal bin
    - scrap
    - skip
    - swing
    - throw
    * * *
    adj inv
    comida basura junk food;
    contrato basura short-term contract [with poor conditions]
    nf
    1. [desechos] Br rubbish, US garbage, trash;
    [en la calle] litter;
    no te olvides de sacar la basura don't forget Br to put the rubbish out o US to take out the garbage;
    el parque estaba lleno de basura the park was full of litter
    basura espacial space junk;
    basura orgánica organic waste;
    basura radiactiva radioactive waste
    2. [recipiente] Br rubbish bin, dustbin, US garbage o trash can;
    tirar algo a la basura to throw sth away
    3. [bazofia] Br rubbish, US garbage, trash;
    este artículo es una basura this article is Br a load of rubbish o US trash
    4. [persona] scum, filth
    * * *
    trash, Br
    rubbish;
    cubo de la basura garbage o trash can, Br rubbish bin
    * * *
    basura nf
    desechos: garbage, waste, refuse
    * * *
    basura n rubbish

    Spanish-English dictionary > basura

  • 3 contrato

    m.
    contract (commerce).
    bajo contrato under contract
    contrato administrativo administrative contract
    contrato de alquiler lease, tenancy agreement
    contrato basura short-term contract
    contrato fijo o indefinido permanent contract
    contrato laboral o de trabajo work contract
    contrato mercantil commercial contract
    contrato en prácticas work-experience contract
    contrato temporal temporary o short-term contract
    contrato verbal oral contract
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: contratar.
    * * *
    1 contract
    \
    contrato de alquiler / contrato de arrendamiento lease, leasing agreement
    contrato de compraventa contract of sale
    contrato de trabajo work contract
    contrato temporal temporary contract
    * * *
    noun m.
    * * *
    SM contract (de for)

    contrato de alquiler[de casa] lease, leasing agreement; [de coche] rental contract, hire contract

    contrato de mantenimiento — maintenance contract, service agreement

    contrato de trabajo — contract of employment, contract of service

    * * *
    masculino contract
    * * *
    = appointment, contract, terms, indenture, contractual agreement, contractual relationship.
    Ex. The project is concerned with the investigation of conditions of appointment for women librarians as well as the grades and salary scales assigned to library tasks.
    Ex. Many packages are available for purchase or lease, but there are also strictly in-house packages and packages developed by specific software houses under contract from one organisation.
    Ex. By the beginning of the nineteenth century many British printers had come to rely for most of their work on relays of apprentices, who were simply discharged at the end of their terms and replaced by new apprentices.
    Ex. So, unlike most state association or municipal library awarded grants, there was no stipulation of indenture to a state or a library for a number of years if the award was accepted.
    Ex. The use of electronic information everywhere in the world is usually defined and described by contractual agreements, otherwise known as licenses = El uso de la información electrónica en todo el mundo normalmente se define y describe mediante acuerdos contractuales que se conocen como licencias.
    Ex. Data base producers must first decide how to structure their contractual relationship with the vendors and/or endusers = Los creadores de las bases de datos primero deben decidir cómo especificar sus relaciones contracturales con los proveedores y/o los usuarios finales.
    ----
    * bridge-contrato = contract bridge.
    * celebrar un contrato = enter into + contract.
    * conceder un contrato = award + contract.
    * condiciones del contrato de trabajo = terms of employment.
    * contrato basado en las diferencias de género = gender contract.
    * contrato de alquiler = rental agreement, lease.
    * contrato de arrendamiento = lease.
    * contrato de compraventa = conveyance.
    * contrato de trabajo = contract position.
    * contrato fijo = tenure.
    * contrato social = social contract.
    * estipulaciones de un contrato = contract stipulations.
    * firma del contrato = contract signature.
    * firmar un contrato = issue + contract, sign + contract, make + contract, enter into + contract.
    * hacer un contrato = take out + contract.
    * incumplimiento de contrato = breach of contract.
    * lenguaje de los contratos = contract language.
    * ley sobre contratos = contract law.
    * negociar los términos de un contrato = negotiate + terms.
    * obligado por contrato = indentured.
    * parte en un contrato = contracting party.
    * rescindir un contrato = buy + Nombre + out of.
    * términos de un contrato = contract stipulations.
    * * *
    masculino contract
    * * *
    = appointment, contract, terms, indenture, contractual agreement, contractual relationship.

    Ex: The project is concerned with the investigation of conditions of appointment for women librarians as well as the grades and salary scales assigned to library tasks.

    Ex: Many packages are available for purchase or lease, but there are also strictly in-house packages and packages developed by specific software houses under contract from one organisation.
    Ex: By the beginning of the nineteenth century many British printers had come to rely for most of their work on relays of apprentices, who were simply discharged at the end of their terms and replaced by new apprentices.
    Ex: So, unlike most state association or municipal library awarded grants, there was no stipulation of indenture to a state or a library for a number of years if the award was accepted.
    Ex: The use of electronic information everywhere in the world is usually defined and described by contractual agreements, otherwise known as licenses = El uso de la información electrónica en todo el mundo normalmente se define y describe mediante acuerdos contractuales que se conocen como licencias.
    Ex: Data base producers must first decide how to structure their contractual relationship with the vendors and/or endusers = Los creadores de las bases de datos primero deben decidir cómo especificar sus relaciones contracturales con los proveedores y/o los usuarios finales.
    * bridge-contrato = contract bridge.
    * celebrar un contrato = enter into + contract.
    * conceder un contrato = award + contract.
    * condiciones del contrato de trabajo = terms of employment.
    * contrato basado en las diferencias de género = gender contract.
    * contrato de alquiler = rental agreement, lease.
    * contrato de arrendamiento = lease.
    * contrato de compraventa = conveyance.
    * contrato de trabajo = contract position.
    * contrato fijo = tenure.
    * contrato social = social contract.
    * estipulaciones de un contrato = contract stipulations.
    * firma del contrato = contract signature.
    * firmar un contrato = issue + contract, sign + contract, make + contract, enter into + contract.
    * hacer un contrato = take out + contract.
    * incumplimiento de contrato = breach of contract.
    * lenguaje de los contratos = contract language.
    * ley sobre contratos = contract law.
    * negociar los términos de un contrato = negotiate + terms.
    * obligado por contrato = indentured.
    * parte en un contrato = contracting party.
    * rescindir un contrato = buy + Nombre + out of.
    * términos de un contrato = contract stipulations.

    * * *
    contract
    firmar un contrato to sign a contract
    decidió rescindirle el contrato she decided to cancel his contract
    incumplimiento de contrato breach of contract
    Compuestos:
    rental agreement, lease
    contract of sale and purchase
    maintenance contract
    contract of employment
    marriage contract
    * * *

     

    Del verbo contratar: ( conjugate contratar)

    contrato es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    contrató es:

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

    Multiple Entries:
    contratar    
    contrato
    contratar ( conjugate contratar) verbo transitivo
    a)empleado/obrero to hire, take on;

    artista/deportista to sign up;
    servicios to contract
    b) (Const) ‹ ejecución de una obrato put … out to contract

    contrato sustantivo masculino
    contract;

    contrato de compraventa/de trabajo contract of sale and purchase/of employment
    contratar verbo transitivo to hire, engage
    contrato sustantivo masculino contract
    contrato a tiempo parcial, part-time contract
    contrato bilateral, bilateral contract
    contrato de alquiler, lease, leasing agreement
    contrato de compraventa, contract of sale
    contrato leonino, onerous contract
    contrato unilateral, unilateral contract

    ' contrato' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    adjudicar
    - adjudicación
    - anulación
    - ceñirse
    - incumplir
    - incumplimiento
    - liquidación
    - no
    - parcial
    - precipitadamente
    - prorrogable
    - rechazar
    - redactar
    - rescindir
    - romper
    - subastar
    - supeditar
    - suscribir
    - término
    - vencer
    - vendedor
    - vendedora
    - violar
    - violación
    - alquiler
    - anular
    - arrendamiento
    - borrador
    - cumplir
    - determinar
    - disolución
    - disolver
    - formalizar
    - leasing
    - multimillonario
    - parte
    - prolongar
    - ratificar
    - renovación
    - renovar
    - ruptura
    - seguro
    - vigente
    English:
    agreement
    - applicable
    - apprentice
    - bind
    - binding
    - bond
    - breach
    - cancel
    - clause
    - condition
    - contract
    - draft
    - draw up
    - duration
    - execute
    - expiry
    - extend
    - formalize
    - fulfil
    - fulfill
    - golden parachute
    - guard
    - lapse
    - lawful
    - lease
    - legal
    - negotiate
    - nullify
    - push through
    - run
    - run out
    - service contract
    - sign on
    - stand
    - tenancy agreement
    - terminate
    - void
    - bill
    - fixed
    - lose
    * * *
    contract;
    firmar un contrato to sign a contract;
    romper un contrato to break (the terms of) a contract;
    incumplimiento de contrato breach of contract;
    bajo contrato under contract;
    por contrato contractually
    contrato administrativo administrative contract;
    contrato de alquiler lease, Br tenancy o US rental agreement;
    contrato de aprendizaje apprentice contract;
    contrato basura short-term contract [with poor conditions];
    contrato blindado golden parachute, cast-iron contract;
    contrato de compraventa contract of sale;
    contrato de exclusividad exclusive agreement;
    contrato fijo permanent contract;
    contrato indefinido permanent contract;
    contrato laboral work contract;
    contrato de licencia licensing agreement;
    contrato de mantenimiento maintenance contract;
    contrato matrimonial marriage contract;
    contrato mercantil commercial contract;
    contrato en prácticas work-experience contract;
    contrato social social contract;
    contrato temporal temporary o short-term o fixed-term contract;
    contrato a tiempo parcial part-time contract;
    contrato de trabajo work contract;
    contrato verbal verbal contract
    * * *
    m contract
    * * *
    : contract
    * * *
    contrato n contract

    Spanish-English dictionary > contrato

  • 4 extraño

    adj.
    strange, far-out, queer, odd.
    f. & m.
    stranger, foreigner, outsider.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: extrañar.
    * * *
    1 (no conocido) alien, foreign
    2 (particular) strange, peculiar, odd, funny
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 stranger
    \
    no es extraño que... it is not surprising that...
    ser extraño,-a a algo to have nothing to do with something
    * * *
    1. (f. - extraña)
    noun
    2. (f. - extraña)
    adj.
    1) strange, odd
    2) alien, foreign
    * * *
    extraño, -a
    1. ADJ
    1) (=raro) strange

    ¡qué extraño! — how odd o strange!

    parece extraño que... — it seems odd o strange that...

    2) (=ajeno)
    2. SM / F
    1) (=desconocido) stranger
    2) (=extranjero) foreigner
    3.
    SM

    hacer un extraño: el balón hizo un extraño — the ball took a bad bounce

    * * *
    I
    - ña adjetivo
    a) ( raro) strange, odd

    es extraño que no haya llamadoit's strange o odd that she hasn't called

    II
    - ña masculino, femenino ( desconocido) stranger
    * * *
    = bizarre, extraneous, queer, strange, eccentric, odd, alien, outlander, weird [weirder -comp., weirdest -sup.], awry, funny [funnier -comp., funniest -sup.], outlandish, freaky [freakier -comp., freakiest -sup.], uncanny, outsider, kinky [kinkier -comp., kinkiest -sup.], freakish, quirky [quirkier -comp., quirkiest -sup.].
    Ex. Some of them will be sufficiently bizarre to suit the most fastidious connoisseur of the present artifacts of civilization.
    Ex. If the catalog is to fulfill any of the requirements just enumerated, then it must be capable of responding to a user's query in a manner which does not result in extraneous citations.
    Ex. Several years later, his talk with a friend turns to the queer ways in which a people resist innovations, even of vital interest.
    Ex. The style of recording instructions for references differs from that in Sears', and can at first seem strange, but instructions are clear.
    Ex. School classrooms are sometimes extraordinarily badly designed with poor acoustics, ineffective blackout facilities, and notoriously eccentric electrical outlets.
    Ex. There is little modulation, whole steps of division being short-circuited and an odd assembly of terms being frequently found: e.g.: LAW see also JURY, JUDGES.
    Ex. Libraries in developing countries may represent part of an alien cultural package, an importation ill suited to the country's needs, even working at cross purposes to the people's interests.
    Ex. 'Small, near-sighted, dreaming, bruised, an outlander in the city of his birth,' thirteen-year-old Aremis Slake fled one day to the only refuge he knew, the New York subway system.
    Ex. This paper surveys some of the more weird World Wide Web sites.
    Ex. Could she not have detected that something in his behavior was awry?.
    Ex. The article 'What's that funny noise? Videogames in the library' explains how videogames have attracted many young irregular library users who may, in time, extend their attention to other library facilities.
    Ex. This book discusses some of the most outlandish myths and fantastic realities of medical history.
    Ex. This film is really just a series of throwaway skits that the director and scriptwriter attempt to lard with parody and freaky fantasy.
    Ex. Surrealism is an art concerned not with love and liberation but with the uncanny, the compulsion to repeat, and the drive toward death.
    Ex. The library director does not want to take the chance that by allowing the trustees to get active he might lose partial control of the library operation to an 'outsider'.
    Ex. However, those desiring something off-the-wall, borderline kinky, and just plain mad might appreciate the novel.
    Ex. 1816 was one of several years during the 1810s in which numerous crops failed during freakish summer cold snaps after volcanic eruptions that reduced incoming sunlight.
    Ex. 'Why are barns frequently painted red?' -- These are the curious, slightly bizarre and somewhat quirky kinds of questions librarians deal with.
    ----
    * aunque parezca extraño = strangely enough, oddly enough, strange though it may seem, strange as it may seem, although it may seem strange.
    * cita con un extraño = blind date.
    * cuerpo extraño = foreign body.
    * de forma extraña = oddly, funnily.
    * de manera extraña = oddly, funnily.
    * de una manera extraña = strangely.
    * de un modo extraño = freakishly.
    * extraño (a) = foreign (to).
    * país extraño = foreign country.
    * por muy extraño que parezca = oddly enough, strangely enough, strange though it may seem, strange as it may seem, although it may seem strange, funnily enough, funnily.
    * resultar extraño = be unfamiliar with.
    * ser extraño para = be alien to.
    * ser mirado de forma extraña = get + some funny looks.
    * ser un extraño = not know + Pronombre + from Adam.
    * * *
    I
    - ña adjetivo
    a) ( raro) strange, odd

    es extraño que no haya llamadoit's strange o odd that she hasn't called

    II
    - ña masculino, femenino ( desconocido) stranger
    * * *
    = bizarre, extraneous, queer, strange, eccentric, odd, alien, outlander, weird [weirder -comp., weirdest -sup.], awry, funny [funnier -comp., funniest -sup.], outlandish, freaky [freakier -comp., freakiest -sup.], uncanny, outsider, kinky [kinkier -comp., kinkiest -sup.], freakish, quirky [quirkier -comp., quirkiest -sup.].

    Ex: Some of them will be sufficiently bizarre to suit the most fastidious connoisseur of the present artifacts of civilization.

    Ex: If the catalog is to fulfill any of the requirements just enumerated, then it must be capable of responding to a user's query in a manner which does not result in extraneous citations.
    Ex: Several years later, his talk with a friend turns to the queer ways in which a people resist innovations, even of vital interest.
    Ex: The style of recording instructions for references differs from that in Sears', and can at first seem strange, but instructions are clear.
    Ex: School classrooms are sometimes extraordinarily badly designed with poor acoustics, ineffective blackout facilities, and notoriously eccentric electrical outlets.
    Ex: There is little modulation, whole steps of division being short-circuited and an odd assembly of terms being frequently found: e.g.: LAW see also JURY, JUDGES.
    Ex: Libraries in developing countries may represent part of an alien cultural package, an importation ill suited to the country's needs, even working at cross purposes to the people's interests.
    Ex: 'Small, near-sighted, dreaming, bruised, an outlander in the city of his birth,' thirteen-year-old Aremis Slake fled one day to the only refuge he knew, the New York subway system.
    Ex: This paper surveys some of the more weird World Wide Web sites.
    Ex: Could she not have detected that something in his behavior was awry?.
    Ex: The article 'What's that funny noise? Videogames in the library' explains how videogames have attracted many young irregular library users who may, in time, extend their attention to other library facilities.
    Ex: This book discusses some of the most outlandish myths and fantastic realities of medical history.
    Ex: This film is really just a series of throwaway skits that the director and scriptwriter attempt to lard with parody and freaky fantasy.
    Ex: Surrealism is an art concerned not with love and liberation but with the uncanny, the compulsion to repeat, and the drive toward death.
    Ex: The library director does not want to take the chance that by allowing the trustees to get active he might lose partial control of the library operation to an 'outsider'.
    Ex: However, those desiring something off-the-wall, borderline kinky, and just plain mad might appreciate the novel.
    Ex: 1816 was one of several years during the 1810s in which numerous crops failed during freakish summer cold snaps after volcanic eruptions that reduced incoming sunlight.
    Ex: 'Why are barns frequently painted red?' -- These are the curious, slightly bizarre and somewhat quirky kinds of questions librarians deal with.
    * aunque parezca extraño = strangely enough, oddly enough, strange though it may seem, strange as it may seem, although it may seem strange.
    * cita con un extraño = blind date.
    * cuerpo extraño = foreign body.
    * de forma extraña = oddly, funnily.
    * de manera extraña = oddly, funnily.
    * de una manera extraña = strangely.
    * de un modo extraño = freakishly.
    * extraño (a) = foreign (to).
    * país extraño = foreign country.
    * por muy extraño que parezca = oddly enough, strangely enough, strange though it may seem, strange as it may seem, although it may seem strange, funnily enough, funnily.
    * resultar extraño = be unfamiliar with.
    * ser extraño para = be alien to.
    * ser mirado de forma extraña = get + some funny looks.
    * ser un extraño = not know + Pronombre + from Adam.

    * * *
    extraño1 -ña
    1 (raro) strange, odd
    es extraño que no haya llamado it's strange o odd that she hasn't called
    es una pareja extraña they're a strange o an odd couple
    últimamente está muy extraño he's been very strange lately, he's been acting very strange o strangely lately
    2
    (desconocido): los asuntos de familia no se discuten delante de personas extrañas you shouldn't discuss family matters in front of strangers o outsiders
    no me siento bien ante tanta gente extraña I feel uncomfortable with so many people I don't know o so many strangers
    extraño2 -ña
    masculine, feminine
    1 (desconocido) stranger
    2
    extraño masculine (movimiento): el caballo hizo un extraño the horse shied
    el coche me hizo un extraño en la curva the car did something strange on the bend
    * * *

     

    Del verbo extrañar: ( conjugate extrañar)

    extraño es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    extrañó es:

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

    Multiple Entries:
    extrañar    
    extraño
    extrañar ( conjugate extrañar) verbo transitivo (esp AmL) ‹amigo/país to miss
    verbo intransitivo
    1 ( sorprender) (+ me/te/le etc) to surprise;

    ya me extrañaba a mí que … I thought it was strange that …
    2 (RPl) ( tener nostalgia) to be homesick
    extrañarse verbo pronominal extrañose de algo to be surprised at sth
    extraño
    ◊ -ña adjetivo ( raro) strange, odd;

    eso no tiene nada de extraño there's nothing unusual about that
    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino ( desconocido) stranger
    extrañar verbo transitivo
    1 (asombrar) to surprise: no es de extrañar, it's hardly surprising
    2 (echar de menos) to miss
    3 (notar extraño) extraño mucho la cama, I find this bed strange o (echar de menos) I miss my own bed
    extraño,-a
    I adjetivo strange
    Med foreign: tiene un cuerpo extraño en el ojo, she has a foreign object in her eye
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino stranger: de repente entró un extraño, a stranger suddenly came in

    ' extraño' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    ajena
    - ajeno
    - curiosa
    - curioso
    - extraña
    - extrañar
    - imprimir
    - más
    - modo
    - proceder
    - rondar
    - ruido
    - tan
    - corriente
    - notar
    - raro
    English:
    bizarre
    - curious
    - extraordinary
    - funnily
    - odd
    - odd-sounding
    - peculiar
    - phenomenon
    - puzzling
    - queer
    - singular
    - strange
    - uncanny
    - weird
    - agree
    - alien
    - as
    - foreign
    - greet
    - home
    - incongruous
    - quaint
    * * *
    extraño, -a
    adj
    1. [raro] strange, odd;
    es extraño que no hayan llegado ya it's strange o odd they haven't arrived yet;
    ¡qué extraño! how strange o odd!;
    me resulta extraño oírte hablar así I find it strange o odd to hear you talk like that
    2. [ajeno] detached, uninvolved
    3. Med foreign
    nm,f
    stranger;
    no hables con extraños don't talk to strangers
    nm
    [movimiento brusco]
    el vehículo hizo un extraño the vehicle went out of control for a second
    * * *
    I adj strange, odd
    II m, extraña f stranger
    * * *
    extraño, -ña adj
    1) raro: strange, odd
    2) extranjero: foreign
    extraño, -ña n
    desconocido: stranger
    * * *
    extraño1 adj strange
    extraño2 n stranger

    Spanish-English dictionary > extraño

  • 5 familia problemática

    Ex. It is here that grinding poverty exists side by side with poor housing and amenities, unemployment, substandard education, racial tensions and a higher than average level of one-parent families and problem families.
    * * *

    Ex: It is here that grinding poverty exists side by side with poor housing and amenities, unemployment, substandard education, racial tensions and a higher than average level of one-parent families and problem families.

    Spanish-English dictionary > familia problemática

  • 6 fuera de lo común

    out of the ordinary
    * * *
    = eccentric, odd, unordinary, out of the ordinary, a cut above the rest, a cut above
    Ex. School classrooms are sometimes extraordinarily badly designed with poor acoustics, ineffective blackout facilities, and notoriously eccentric electrical outlets.
    Ex. There is little modulation, whole steps of division being short-circuited and an odd assembly of terms being frequently found: e.g.: LAW see also JURY, JUDGES.
    Ex. He developed an alternative and unordinary way of talking about out thoughts.
    Ex. In the past, there was a tendency to label a person as abnormal simply because he or she possessed traits that were considered out of the ordinary.
    Ex. To put it quite simply, the building is a cut above the rest with facilities fitted to the highest standards.
    Ex. The article 'Is Redon a cut above?' critiques the work of Odilon Redon in light of a retrospective exhibition of his paintings, prints and drawings.
    * * *
    = eccentric, odd, unordinary, out of the ordinary, a cut above the rest, a cut above

    Ex: School classrooms are sometimes extraordinarily badly designed with poor acoustics, ineffective blackout facilities, and notoriously eccentric electrical outlets.

    Ex: There is little modulation, whole steps of division being short-circuited and an odd assembly of terms being frequently found: e.g.: LAW see also JURY, JUDGES.
    Ex: He developed an alternative and unordinary way of talking about out thoughts.
    Ex: In the past, there was a tendency to label a person as abnormal simply because he or she possessed traits that were considered out of the ordinary.
    Ex: To put it quite simply, the building is a cut above the rest with facilities fitted to the highest standards.
    Ex: The article 'Is Redon a cut above?' critiques the work of Odilon Redon in light of a retrospective exhibition of his paintings, prints and drawings.

    Spanish-English dictionary > fuera de lo común

  • 7 luces de emergencia

    (n.) = blackout facilities, hazard lights
    Ex. School classrooms are sometimes extraordinarily badly designed with poor acoustics, ineffective blackout facilities, and notoriously eccentric electrical outlets.
    Ex. Drivers must carry warning triangles and use them whenever they have stopped on a roadway for any reason, to warn traffic behind that there is an obstruction ahead - even if they have also activated their hazard lights.
    * * *
    (n.) = blackout facilities, hazard lights

    Ex: School classrooms are sometimes extraordinarily badly designed with poor acoustics, ineffective blackout facilities, and notoriously eccentric electrical outlets.

    Ex: Drivers must carry warning triangles and use them whenever they have stopped on a roadway for any reason, to warn traffic behind that there is an obstruction ahead - even if they have also activated their hazard lights.

    * * *
    emergency lights

    Spanish-English dictionary > luces de emergencia

  • 8 malamente

    adv.
    badly, wickedly, wrongly.
    Haces las cosas mal siempre! You always do things badly!
    * * *
    ADV
    1) * (=mal) badly
    2) (=difícilmente)

    tenemos gasolina malamente para... — we barely o hardly have enough petrol to...

    * * *
    adverbio ( apenas) hardly, only just; ( mal) badly
    * * *
    = poorly, badly, execrably, dismally.
    Ex. A poorly structured scheme requires the exercise of a good deal of initiative on the part of the indexer in order to overcome or avoid the poor structure.
    Ex. School classrooms are sometimes extraordinarily badly designed with poor acoustics, ineffective blackout facilities, and notoriously eccentric electrical outlets.
    Ex. Their work has been chronicled by Boyd Rayward in a readable (but execrably printed) work.
    Ex. The results suggest that works of fiction were generally well represented but that classics in the other fields were dismally underrepresented.
    * * *
    adverbio ( apenas) hardly, only just; ( mal) badly
    * * *
    = poorly, badly, execrably, dismally.

    Ex: A poorly structured scheme requires the exercise of a good deal of initiative on the part of the indexer in order to overcome or avoid the poor structure.

    Ex: School classrooms are sometimes extraordinarily badly designed with poor acoustics, ineffective blackout facilities, and notoriously eccentric electrical outlets.
    Ex: Their work has been chronicled by Boyd Rayward in a readable (but execrably printed) work.
    Ex: The results suggest that works of fiction were generally well represented but that classics in the other fields were dismally underrepresented.

    * * *
    el sueldo le llega malamente hasta fin de mes his salary hardly o barely o only just lasts him to the end of the month
    se ha adaptado malamente a la situación she hasn't adapted well to the situation
    * * *
    Fam
    1. [muy mal] badly;
    todo acabó malamente it all ended badly
    2. [difícilmente] hardly;
    malamente te pudo llamar sin saber tu número she could hardly have called o Br rung you if she didn't have your number

    Spanish-English dictionary > malamente

  • 9 miseria absoluta

    f.
    grinding poverty.
    * * *
    Ex. It is here that grinding poverty exists side by side with poor housing and amenities, unemployment, substandard education, racial tensions and a higher than average level of one-parent families and problem families.
    * * *

    Ex: It is here that grinding poverty exists side by side with poor housing and amenities, unemployment, substandard education, racial tensions and a higher than average level of one-parent families and problem families.

    Spanish-English dictionary > miseria absoluta

  • 10 muy + Adjetivo

    (adj.) = extremely + Adjetivo, grossly + Adjetivo, rather + Adjetivo, severely + Adjetivo, tightly + Adjetivo, wildly + Adjetivo, extraordinarily + Adjetivo, incredibly + Adjetivo, ludicrously + Adjetivo, seriously + Adjetivo, disappointingly + Adjetivo, not least + Adjetivo, heavily + Adjetivo, much + Adjetivo, mighty + Adjetivo, prohibitively + Adjetivo, sorely + Adjetivo, supremely + Adjetivo, vastly + Adjetivo, vitally + Adjetivo, immensely + Adjetivo, hugely + Adjetivo, significantly + Adjetivo, most + Adjetivo, impressively + Adjetivo, bloody + Adjetivo
    Ex. Thus, the subject approach is extremely important in the access to information.
    Ex. It is a well-known fact that they're grossly deficient in identifiying talented minority children, and, for that matter, girls.
    Ex. If you pause to think of all the form concepts you will soon realize that this policy would result in a massive and uneconomical number of rather unhelpful index entries.
    Ex. Even an informative title is by nature of a title, succinct, and therefore severely limited in the quantity of information that can be conveyed.
    Ex. Because index terms must be used as access points, the summarization of document content achieved in indexing documents must be more tightly structured.
    Ex. Meanwhile the ALA and others are making wildly improbable statements about the supposedly numerous opportunities for library school graduates due to the alleged shortage of librarians.
    Ex. School classrooms are sometimes extraordinarily badly designed with poor acoustics, ineffective blackout facilities, and notoriously eccentric electrical outlets.
    Ex. We also know that large catalogs are not only incredibly expensive to maintain, but are increasingly impossible to use.
    Ex. Perhaps it was a ludicrously inadequate expression of her profound surprise.
    Ex. The author's manuscript was seriously inadequate in this respect.
    Ex. For example, searching the databse for 'kidney circulation' without using the thesaurus yields disappointingly small results.
    Ex. Not least significant as a means of increasing the visibility of recorded knowledge is the progress made in the computerization of indexes, bibliographies etc and of library catalogues.
    Ex. Library services in the past have been far from neutral, indeed are heavily biased towards the literate middle class who form the bulk of library users.
    Ex. The control function is, in these cases, not one exercised by the bibliographer but by a political power much superior.
    Ex. A public library is a mighty good thing.
    Ex. Libraries can obtain updated cataloguing through special customised services, but at prohibitively high cost.
    Ex. The article is entitled 'The ISBN: a good tool sorely misused'.
    Ex. Wood is not only a supremely abundant raw material, but it can also be made into a product which is second only to pure rag paper for appearance, strength, and durability.
    Ex. But it is quite possible for someone to read the story as a vastly entertaining collection of picaresque adventure written with consummate skill and full of 'colorful' characters.
    Ex. One cannot study any aspect of the reference process without being made aware just how vitally dependent it is for its success on the librarian's personal qualities.
    Ex. The young librarian was immensely depressed as she pattered down the hall towards the mail room.
    Ex. This kind of distribution is represented by a curve which shows a hugely lopsided frequency for the majority, then a dramatic drop, dribbling off into a long tail of mostly zeros.
    Ex. People use a library significantly less than they say they do.
    Ex. Most worrying for all retailers is the continuing upward spiral in overheads and specifically in rents and rates.
    Ex. Therese Lawrence provides an impressively detailed list of categories of material fit for collection by libraries.
    Ex. I know a few guys that are dustbin men and it is bloody hard work for a average of £6.50 an hour.
    * * *
    (adj.) = extremely + Adjetivo, grossly + Adjetivo, rather + Adjetivo, severely + Adjetivo, tightly + Adjetivo, wildly + Adjetivo, extraordinarily + Adjetivo, incredibly + Adjetivo, ludicrously + Adjetivo, seriously + Adjetivo, disappointingly + Adjetivo, not least + Adjetivo, heavily + Adjetivo, much + Adjetivo, mighty + Adjetivo, prohibitively + Adjetivo, sorely + Adjetivo, supremely + Adjetivo, vastly + Adjetivo, vitally + Adjetivo, immensely + Adjetivo, hugely + Adjetivo, significantly + Adjetivo, most + Adjetivo, impressively + Adjetivo, bloody + Adjetivo

    Ex: Thus, the subject approach is extremely important in the access to information.

    Ex: It is a well-known fact that they're grossly deficient in identifiying talented minority children, and, for that matter, girls.
    Ex: If you pause to think of all the form concepts you will soon realize that this policy would result in a massive and uneconomical number of rather unhelpful index entries.
    Ex: Even an informative title is by nature of a title, succinct, and therefore severely limited in the quantity of information that can be conveyed.
    Ex: Because index terms must be used as access points, the summarization of document content achieved in indexing documents must be more tightly structured.
    Ex: Meanwhile the ALA and others are making wildly improbable statements about the supposedly numerous opportunities for library school graduates due to the alleged shortage of librarians.
    Ex: School classrooms are sometimes extraordinarily badly designed with poor acoustics, ineffective blackout facilities, and notoriously eccentric electrical outlets.
    Ex: We also know that large catalogs are not only incredibly expensive to maintain, but are increasingly impossible to use.
    Ex: Perhaps it was a ludicrously inadequate expression of her profound surprise.
    Ex: The author's manuscript was seriously inadequate in this respect.
    Ex: For example, searching the databse for 'kidney circulation' without using the thesaurus yields disappointingly small results.
    Ex: Not least significant as a means of increasing the visibility of recorded knowledge is the progress made in the computerization of indexes, bibliographies etc and of library catalogues.
    Ex: Library services in the past have been far from neutral, indeed are heavily biased towards the literate middle class who form the bulk of library users.
    Ex: The control function is, in these cases, not one exercised by the bibliographer but by a political power much superior.
    Ex: A public library is a mighty good thing.
    Ex: Libraries can obtain updated cataloguing through special customised services, but at prohibitively high cost.
    Ex: The article is entitled 'The ISBN: a good tool sorely misused'.
    Ex: Wood is not only a supremely abundant raw material, but it can also be made into a product which is second only to pure rag paper for appearance, strength, and durability.
    Ex: But it is quite possible for someone to read the story as a vastly entertaining collection of picaresque adventure written with consummate skill and full of 'colorful' characters.
    Ex: One cannot study any aspect of the reference process without being made aware just how vitally dependent it is for its success on the librarian's personal qualities.
    Ex: The young librarian was immensely depressed as she pattered down the hall towards the mail room.
    Ex: This kind of distribution is represented by a curve which shows a hugely lopsided frequency for the majority, then a dramatic drop, dribbling off into a long tail of mostly zeros.
    Ex: People use a library significantly less than they say they do.
    Ex: Most worrying for all retailers is the continuing upward spiral in overheads and specifically in rents and rates.
    Ex: Therese Lawrence provides an impressively detailed list of categories of material fit for collection by libraries.
    Ex: I know a few guys that are dustbin men and it is bloody hard work for a average of £6.50 an hour.

    Spanish-English dictionary > muy + Adjetivo

  • 11 precario

    adj.
    1 precarious, unsteady, unstable, fragile.
    2 precarious, dangerous, unsafe, perilous.
    m.
    land occupied without authorization, squat.
    * * *
    1 precarious
    * * *
    1.
    ADJ [salud] precarious; [situación] precarious, difficult; [economía, democracia] unstable; [vivienda] poor, inferior; [medios] unpredictable, reduced
    2.

    vivir en precario — to live from hand to mouth, scrape a living

    * * *
    - ria adjetivo < vivienda> poor; < medios> scarce, meager*; <salud/situación> precarious, unstable; <gobierno/puesto> unstable
    * * *
    = shaky [shakier -comp., shakiest -sup.], precarious, parlous.
    Ex. The subdivision 'Discovery and Exploration' under geographic names reinforces the popularly held notion that the world outside Western Europe had no history -- and only a shaky hold on existence -- before it was 'discovered' by Western Europeans.
    Ex. Public libraries everywhere find themselves in a precarious financial situation.
    Ex. Book provision to many schools is in a parlous state and the school book market also has its problems.
    ----
    * existencia precaria = precarious existence.
    * presupuesto precario = shoestring budget.
    * situación precaria = precarious situation.
    * * *
    - ria adjetivo < vivienda> poor; < medios> scarce, meager*; <salud/situación> precarious, unstable; <gobierno/puesto> unstable
    * * *
    = shaky [shakier -comp., shakiest -sup.], precarious, parlous.

    Ex: The subdivision 'Discovery and Exploration' under geographic names reinforces the popularly held notion that the world outside Western Europe had no history -- and only a shaky hold on existence -- before it was 'discovered' by Western Europeans.

    Ex: Public libraries everywhere find themselves in a precarious financial situation.
    Ex: Book provision to many schools is in a parlous state and the school book market also has its problems.
    * existencia precaria = precarious existence.
    * presupuesto precario = shoestring budget.
    * situación precaria = precarious situation.

    * * *
    1 ‹vivienda› poor; ‹medios› scarce, meager*
    2 ‹salud/situación› precarious, unstable; ‹gobierno/puesto› unstable
    * * *

    precario
    ◊ - ria adjetivo ‹ vivienda poor;


    medios scarce, meager( conjugate meager);
    salud/situación precarious, unstable;
    gobierno/puesto unstable
    precario,-a adjetivo
    1 (circunstancias) precarious, unstable
    2 (medios) poor, scarce, meagre
    ♦ Locuciones: en precario, precarious, unstable, uncertain: puestos de trabajo en precario, precarious employment
    ' precario' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    precaria
    English:
    precarious
    - fragile
    - frail
    - hand
    - meager
    * * *
    precario, -a adj
    [salud, acuerdo] precarious;
    un empleo precario a temporary job with poor pay and conditions;
    la situación de su familia es muy precaria her family's situation is very precarious;
    inmigrantes que viven en condiciones precarias immigrants living in poor conditions
    * * *
    adj precarious
    * * *
    precario, - ria adj
    : precarious

    Spanish-English dictionary > precario

  • 12 punto de luz

    (n.) = power point, electrical outlet, socket outlet, outlet
    Ex. Many libraries provide carrels equipped with power points so that audio-visual equipment can be used.
    Ex. School classrooms are sometimes extraordinarily badly designed with poor acoustics, ineffective blackout facilities, and notoriously eccentric electrical outlets.
    Ex. Heavy-current electrical appliances (e.g. washers/dryers, dehumidifiers and electric kettles) should be supplied from individual socket outlets.
    Ex. The archictet's brief specifies that conduit (of sewer pipe size if possible) should be provided for electrical wiring with outlets placed in the ceiling every metre.
    * * *
    (n.) = power point, electrical outlet, socket outlet, outlet

    Ex: Many libraries provide carrels equipped with power points so that audio-visual equipment can be used.

    Ex: School classrooms are sometimes extraordinarily badly designed with poor acoustics, ineffective blackout facilities, and notoriously eccentric electrical outlets.
    Ex: Heavy-current electrical appliances (e.g. washers/dryers, dehumidifiers and electric kettles) should be supplied from individual socket outlets.
    Ex: The archictet's brief specifies that conduit (of sewer pipe size if possible) should be provided for electrical wiring with outlets placed in the ceiling every metre.

    Spanish-English dictionary > punto de luz

  • 13 pésimamente

    adv.
    very badly, abysmally, terribly.
    * * *
    1 dreadfully
    * * *
    ADV awfully, dreadfully
    * * *
    adverbio terribly, dreadfully
    * * *
    = badly, dismally, appallingly, wretchedly, disastrously.
    Ex. School classrooms are sometimes extraordinarily badly designed with poor acoustics, ineffective blackout facilities, and notoriously eccentric electrical outlets.
    Ex. The results suggest that works of fiction were generally well represented but that classics in the other fields were dismally underrepresented.
    Ex. Albert Einstein quote -- It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.
    Ex. In 1897 he quit a wretchedly underpaid job and set out to make his fortune as a prospector in the gemstone fields of Alice Springs.
    Ex. I love movies like that -- where slowly, gradually, bit by bit, all the characters realize that the villain was really disastrously mendacious and criminal.
    * * *
    adverbio terribly, dreadfully
    * * *
    = badly, dismally, appallingly, wretchedly, disastrously.

    Ex: School classrooms are sometimes extraordinarily badly designed with poor acoustics, ineffective blackout facilities, and notoriously eccentric electrical outlets.

    Ex: The results suggest that works of fiction were generally well represented but that classics in the other fields were dismally underrepresented.
    Ex: Albert Einstein quote -- It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.
    Ex: In 1897 he quit a wretchedly underpaid job and set out to make his fortune as a prospector in the gemstone fields of Alice Springs.
    Ex: I love movies like that -- where slowly, gradually, bit by bit, all the characters realize that the villain was really disastrously mendacious and criminal.

    * * *
    terribly, dreadfully, abominably ( frml)
    * * *
    terribly, awfully

    Spanish-English dictionary > pésimamente

  • 14 raro

    adj.
    1 unusual, curious, rare, out of the common.
    2 strange, odd, queer, far-out.
    3 unfamiliar.
    * * *
    2 (escaso) scarce, rare
    3 (peculiar) odd, strange, weird
    4 (excelente) excellent
    escribió un libro raro, una verdadera obra de arte she wrote a very good book, a real work of art
    \
    ¡qué raro! how odd!, that's strange!
    rara vez seldom
    * * *
    (f. - rara)
    adj.
    1) rare, uncommon, unusual, funny
    2) bizarre, weird
    3) odd
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=extraño) strange, odd

    es raro que no haya llamadoit's strange o odd that he hasn't called

    ¡qué raro!, ¡qué cosa más rara! — how (very) strange!, how (very) odd!

    2) (=poco común) rare

    con alguna rara excepciónwith few o rare exceptions

    de rara perfección — of rare perfection, of remarkable perfection

    rara vez nos visita, rara es la vez que nos visita — he rarely visits us

    3) (Fís) rare, rarefied
    * * *
    - ra adjetivo
    1)
    a) ( extraño) strange, odd, funny (colloq)

    es raro que... — it's strange o odd o funny that...

    qué cosa más rara! or qué raro! — how odd o strange!

    te noto muy raro hoy — you're acting very strangely today; ver bicho 2)

    b) ( poco frecuente) rare

    raro es el día que... — there's rarely o hardly a day when...

    aquí es raro que nieveit's very unusual o rare for it to snow here

    2) < gas> rare
    * * *
    = bizarre, queer, rare, unusual, eccentric, odd, uncommon, untoward, weird [weirder -comp., weirdest -sup.], awry, funny [funnier -comp., funniest -sup.], outlandish, freaky [freakier -comp., freakiest -sup.], uncanny, cranky [crankier -comp., crankiest -sup.], kinky [kinkier -comp., kinkiest -sup.], flaky [flakey], freakish, quirky [quirkier -comp., quirkiest -sup.].
    Ex. Some of them will be sufficiently bizarre to suit the most fastidious connoisseur of the present artifacts of civilization.
    Ex. Several years later, his talk with a friend turns to the queer ways in which a people resist innovations, even of vital interest.
    Ex. In practice critical abstracts are rare, and certainly do not usually feature in published secondary services.
    Ex. If the book has an unusual shape then both the height and the width of the book will be given.
    Ex. School classrooms are sometimes extraordinarily badly designed with poor acoustics, ineffective blackout facilities, and notoriously eccentric electrical outlets.
    Ex. There is little modulation, whole steps of division being short-circuited and an odd assembly of terms being frequently found: e.g.: LAW see also JURY, JUDGES.
    Ex. Early woodcut initials, coats of arms, etc., were sometimes made from wood cut across the grain, but the use of end-grain blocks remained uncommon until the later eighteenth century.
    Ex. Perhaps, he questioned himself, this is the way every principal operates, and there is nothing untoward in it.
    Ex. This paper surveys some of the more weird World Wide Web sites.
    Ex. Could she not have detected that something in his behavior was awry?.
    Ex. The article 'What's that funny noise? Videogames in the library' explains how videogames have attracted many young irregular library users who may, in time, extend their attention to other library facilities.
    Ex. This book discusses some of the most outlandish myths and fantastic realities of medical history.
    Ex. This film is really just a series of throwaway skits that the director and scriptwriter attempt to lard with parody and freaky fantasy.
    Ex. Surrealism is an art concerned not with love and liberation but with the uncanny, the compulsion to repeat, and the drive toward death.
    Ex. For example, you already know that living in a windowless room will make you cranky and out of sorts.
    Ex. However, those desiring something off-the-wall, borderline kinky, and just plain mad might appreciate the novel.
    Ex. Children who were in some way different were excused from family responsibilities in childhood because they were, for example, 'spoiled,' a 'problem child,' or ' flaky'.
    Ex. 1816 was one of several years during the 1810s in which numerous crops failed during freakish summer cold snaps after volcanic eruptions that reduced incoming sunlight.
    Ex. 'Why are barns frequently painted red?' -- These are the curious, slightly bizarre and somewhat quirky kinds of questions librarians deal with.
    ----
    * aunque parezca raro = strangely enough, oddly enough, strange though it may seem, strange as it may seem, although it may seem strange, funnily enough, funnily.
    * bicho raro = rare bird, odd bird, odd fish, freak of nature, rare breed, weirdo, nerdy [nerdier -comp., nerdiest -sup.], geek, nerd, geeky [geekier -comp., geekiest -sup.].
    * colección de libros raros = rare book collection.
    * de forma rara = oddly, funnily.
    * de manera rara = oddly, funnily.
    * demasiado raro = all too rare.
    * de modo raro = funnily.
    * de una manera rara = strangely.
    * de un modo raro = freakishly.
    * edición rara = rare edition.
    * en casos raros = in rare cases.
    * enfermedad rara = rare disease.
    * en raras ocasiones = in rare cases.
    * en raros casos = in rare cases.
    * especie rara = rare breed.
    * haber algo raro con = there + be + something fishy going on with.
    * Ley de los Medicamentos Raros, la = Orphan Drug Act, the.
    * libro raro = rare book.
    * muy rara vez = all too seldom, once in a blue moon.
    * parecer raro = sound + odd.
    * por muy raro que parezca = strangely enough, oddly enough, strange though it may seem, strange as it may seem, although it may seem strange.
    * ¡qué raro! = how strange!.
    * rara vez = infrequently, rarely, seldom, uncommonly, on rare occasions.
    * sala de libros raros = rare book room.
    * salvo raras excepciones = with rare exceptions.
    * ser algo muy raro = be a rare occurrence.
    * * *
    - ra adjetivo
    1)
    a) ( extraño) strange, odd, funny (colloq)

    es raro que... — it's strange o odd o funny that...

    qué cosa más rara! or qué raro! — how odd o strange!

    te noto muy raro hoy — you're acting very strangely today; ver bicho 2)

    b) ( poco frecuente) rare

    raro es el día que... — there's rarely o hardly a day when...

    aquí es raro que nieveit's very unusual o rare for it to snow here

    2) < gas> rare
    * * *
    = bizarre, queer, rare, unusual, eccentric, odd, uncommon, untoward, weird [weirder -comp., weirdest -sup.], awry, funny [funnier -comp., funniest -sup.], outlandish, freaky [freakier -comp., freakiest -sup.], uncanny, cranky [crankier -comp., crankiest -sup.], kinky [kinkier -comp., kinkiest -sup.], flaky [flakey], freakish, quirky [quirkier -comp., quirkiest -sup.].

    Ex: Some of them will be sufficiently bizarre to suit the most fastidious connoisseur of the present artifacts of civilization.

    Ex: Several years later, his talk with a friend turns to the queer ways in which a people resist innovations, even of vital interest.
    Ex: In practice critical abstracts are rare, and certainly do not usually feature in published secondary services.
    Ex: If the book has an unusual shape then both the height and the width of the book will be given.
    Ex: School classrooms are sometimes extraordinarily badly designed with poor acoustics, ineffective blackout facilities, and notoriously eccentric electrical outlets.
    Ex: There is little modulation, whole steps of division being short-circuited and an odd assembly of terms being frequently found: e.g.: LAW see also JURY, JUDGES.
    Ex: Early woodcut initials, coats of arms, etc., were sometimes made from wood cut across the grain, but the use of end-grain blocks remained uncommon until the later eighteenth century.
    Ex: Perhaps, he questioned himself, this is the way every principal operates, and there is nothing untoward in it.
    Ex: This paper surveys some of the more weird World Wide Web sites.
    Ex: Could she not have detected that something in his behavior was awry?.
    Ex: The article 'What's that funny noise? Videogames in the library' explains how videogames have attracted many young irregular library users who may, in time, extend their attention to other library facilities.
    Ex: This book discusses some of the most outlandish myths and fantastic realities of medical history.
    Ex: This film is really just a series of throwaway skits that the director and scriptwriter attempt to lard with parody and freaky fantasy.
    Ex: Surrealism is an art concerned not with love and liberation but with the uncanny, the compulsion to repeat, and the drive toward death.
    Ex: For example, you already know that living in a windowless room will make you cranky and out of sorts.
    Ex: However, those desiring something off-the-wall, borderline kinky, and just plain mad might appreciate the novel.
    Ex: Children who were in some way different were excused from family responsibilities in childhood because they were, for example, 'spoiled,' a 'problem child,' or ' flaky'.
    Ex: 1816 was one of several years during the 1810s in which numerous crops failed during freakish summer cold snaps after volcanic eruptions that reduced incoming sunlight.
    Ex: 'Why are barns frequently painted red?' -- These are the curious, slightly bizarre and somewhat quirky kinds of questions librarians deal with.
    * aunque parezca raro = strangely enough, oddly enough, strange though it may seem, strange as it may seem, although it may seem strange, funnily enough, funnily.
    * bicho raro = rare bird, odd bird, odd fish, freak of nature, rare breed, weirdo, nerdy [nerdier -comp., nerdiest -sup.], geek, nerd, geeky [geekier -comp., geekiest -sup.].
    * colección de libros raros = rare book collection.
    * de forma rara = oddly, funnily.
    * de manera rara = oddly, funnily.
    * demasiado raro = all too rare.
    * de modo raro = funnily.
    * de una manera rara = strangely.
    * de un modo raro = freakishly.
    * edición rara = rare edition.
    * en casos raros = in rare cases.
    * enfermedad rara = rare disease.
    * en raras ocasiones = in rare cases.
    * en raros casos = in rare cases.
    * especie rara = rare breed.
    * haber algo raro con = there + be + something fishy going on with.
    * Ley de los Medicamentos Raros, la = Orphan Drug Act, the.
    * libro raro = rare book.
    * muy rara vez = all too seldom, once in a blue moon.
    * parecer raro = sound + odd.
    * por muy raro que parezca = strangely enough, oddly enough, strange though it may seem, strange as it may seem, although it may seem strange.
    * ¡qué raro! = how strange!.
    * rara vez = infrequently, rarely, seldom, uncommonly, on rare occasions.
    * sala de libros raros = rare book room.
    * salvo raras excepciones = with rare exceptions.
    * ser algo muy raro = be a rare occurrence.

    * * *
    raro -ra
    A
    1 (extraño) strange, odd, funny ( colloq)
    es raro que aún no haya venido it's strange o odd o funny that he hasn't come yet
    ya me parecía raro que no salieras I thought it was a bit strange o odd you weren't going out
    ¡qué cosa más rara! or ¡qué raro! how odd o strange o funny o peculiar!
    me siento raro en este ambiente I feel strange o funny in these surroundings
    es un poco rarilla she's a bit odd o strange o funny o peculiar
    ¿qué te pasa hoy? te noto/estás muy raro what's up with you today? you're acting very strangely
    me miró como si fuera un bicho raro ( fam); he looked at me as if I was some kind of weirdo ( colloq)
    ¡qué tipo más raro! what a strange o peculiar o funny man!
    2 (poco frecuente, común) rare
    salvo raras excepciones with a few rare exceptions
    raro es el día que no sale there's rarely o hardly a day when she doesn't go out
    aquí es raro que nieve it rarely o seldom snows here, it's very unusual o rare for it to snow here
    B ‹gas› rare
    * * *

     

    raro
    ◊ -ra adjetivo

    a) ( extraño) strange, odd, funny (colloq);

    es raro que … it's strange o odd o funny that …;

    ¡qué raro! how odd o strange!;
    te noto muy raro hoy you're acting very strangely today


    aquí es raro que nieve it's very unusual o rare for it to snow here
    raro,-a adjetivo
    1 (no frecuente) rare: es raro que no llame, it's unusual for her not to telephone
    2 (poco común) odd, strange: ¡qué sombrero más raro!, what a weird hat!
    tiene un raro sentido del humor, he's got a warped sense of humour
    ♦ Locuciones: Paco es un bicho raro, Paco is a weirdo
    ' raro' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    bicho
    - chocante
    - disgustar
    - individuo
    - particular
    - peculiar
    - rara
    - singular
    - tipo
    - artefacto
    - extraño
    - gusto
    - olor
    - sonar
    English:
    flaky
    - funny
    - most
    - odd
    - odd-looking
    - oddbod
    - oddity
    - odor
    - odour
    - peculiar
    - queer
    - rare
    - set-up
    - should
    - strange
    - strangely
    - unlikely
    - unusual
    - weird
    - for
    - how
    - incongruous
    - like
    - oddball
    - seem
    - strike
    - uncanny
    * * *
    raro, -a adj
    1. [extraño] strange, odd;
    ¡qué raro! how strange o odd!;
    ¡qué raro que no haya llamado! it's very strange o odd that she hasn't called;
    es raro que no nos lo haya dicho it's odd o funny that she didn't tell us;
    ya me parecía raro que no hubiera dicho nada I thought it was strange o odd that he hadn't said anything;
    no sé qué le pasa últimamente, está o [m5] la noto muy rara I don't know what's up with her lately, she's been acting very strangely
    2. [excepcional] unusual, rare;
    [visita] infrequent;
    rara vez rarely;
    es raro el día que viene a comer she very rarely comes round for lunch;
    raro es el que no fuma very few of them don't smoke
    3. [extravagante] odd, eccentric
    4. [escaso] rare
    5. Quím rare
    * * *
    adj
    1 rare
    2 ( extraño) strange;
    ¡qué raro! how strange!
    * * *
    raro, -ra adj
    1) extraño: odd, strange, peculiar
    2) : unusual, rare
    3) : exceptional
    4)
    rara vez : seldom, rarely
    * * *
    raro adj
    1. (extraño) strange / odd

    Spanish-English dictionary > raro

  • 15 reumatismo

    m.
    rheumatism.
    * * *
    1 rheumatism
    * * *
    * * *
    masculino rheumatism
    * * *
    Ex. Users with poor eyesight or rheumatism may find computers difficult to use.
    ----
    * contra el reumatismo = anti-rheumatism.
    * * *
    masculino rheumatism
    * * *

    Ex: Users with poor eyesight or rheumatism may find computers difficult to use.

    * contra el reumatismo = anti-rheumatism.

    * * *
    rheumatism
    * * *

    reuma, reumatismo sustantivo masculino rheumatism
    ' reumatismo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    reuma
    - sufrir
    English:
    rheumatism
    * * *
    rheumatism
    * * *
    m rheumatism
    * * *
    : rheumatism

    Spanish-English dictionary > reumatismo

  • 16 reúma

    f. & m.
    rheumatism, rheuma.
    * * *
    1 rheumatism
    * * *
    reúma masculino o femenino rheumatism
    * * *
    Ex. Users with poor eyesight or rheumatism may find computers difficult to use.
    * * *
    reúma masculino o femenino rheumatism
    * * *

    Ex: Users with poor eyesight or rheumatism may find computers difficult to use.

    * * *
    reuma, reúma
    or
    rheumatism
    Compuesto:
    ( Esp fam) rheumatic fever
    * * *

    reuma,
    reúma m or f

    rheumatism
    reuma, reumatismo sustantivo masculino rheumatism

    ' reuma' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    reumatismo
    English:
    rheumatism
    - rheumatoid arthritis
    * * *
    reuma, reúma nm o nf
    rheumatism
    * * *
    m MED rheumatism
    * * *
    reuma or
    * * *
    reuma n rheumatism

    Spanish-English dictionary > reúma

  • 17 toma eléctrica

    (n.) = outlet, socket, electrical outlet
    Ex. The archictet's brief specifies that conduit (of sewer pipe size if possible) should be provided for electrical wiring with outlets placed in the ceiling every metre.
    Ex. One must also not forget the need for television aerials and the related sockets.
    Ex. School classrooms are sometimes extraordinarily badly designed with poor acoustics, ineffective blackout facilities, and notoriously eccentric electrical outlets.
    * * *
    (n.) = outlet, socket, electrical outlet

    Ex: The archictet's brief specifies that conduit (of sewer pipe size if possible) should be provided for electrical wiring with outlets placed in the ceiling every metre.

    Ex: One must also not forget the need for television aerials and the related sockets.
    Ex: School classrooms are sometimes extraordinarily badly designed with poor acoustics, ineffective blackout facilities, and notoriously eccentric electrical outlets.

    Spanish-English dictionary > toma eléctrica

  • 18 visibilidad

    f.
    visibility.
    * * *
    1 visibility
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *

    una curva de escasa visibilidad — (Aut) a bend with poor visibility

    * * *
    femenino visibility
    * * *
    Ex. Screen visibility will be affected by the ambient lighting, and the screen should be positioned to avoid reflections.
    * * *
    femenino visibility
    * * *

    Ex: Screen visibility will be affected by the ambient lighting, and the screen should be positioned to avoid reflections.

    * * *
    visibility
    visibilidad reducida poor o reduced visibility
    la niebla y la lluvia disminuyen la visibilidad fog and rain reduce visibility
    la visibilidad es de 50 metros visibility is 50 meters
    * * *

    visibilidad sustantivo femenino
    visibility
    visibilidad sustantivo femenino visibility
    curva con mala visibilidad, blind corner
    ' visibilidad' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    escaso
    - malo
    English:
    visibility
    - blind
    - vision
    * * *
    visibility;
    no hay mucha visibilidad visibility is poor
    * * *
    f visibility
    * * *
    : visibility
    * * *
    visibilidad n visibility

    Spanish-English dictionary > visibilidad

  • 19 visión nocturna

    f.
    night vision, scotopia.
    * * *
    (n.) = night vision, nocturnal vision
    Ex. The first phase of this project focused on the use of visual enhancements such as binoculars and night vision equipment.
    Ex. Vitamin A deficiency is associated with poor nocturnal vision.
    * * *
    (n.) = night vision, nocturnal vision

    Ex: The first phase of this project focused on the use of visual enhancements such as binoculars and night vision equipment.

    Ex: Vitamin A deficiency is associated with poor nocturnal vision.

    Spanish-English dictionary > visión nocturna

  • 20 aguantador

    aguantador, -a
    1.
    ADJ LAm = aguantón 1.
    2.
    SM / F * fence *, receiver, receiver of stolen goods
    * * *
    - dora adjetivo (AmL)
    1) (fam) ( resistente) <tela/ropa> hard-wearing; < coche> sturdy; < zapatos> hard-wearing, sturdy
    2) (fam) < persona>
    a) (paciente, tolerante)
    b) (del dolor, sufrimiento) tough (colloq)
    * * *
    - dora adjetivo (AmL)
    1) (fam) ( resistente) <tela/ropa> hard-wearing; < coche> sturdy; < zapatos> hard-wearing, sturdy
    2) (fam) < persona>
    a) (paciente, tolerante)
    b) (del dolor, sufrimiento) tough (colloq)
    * * *
    ( AmL)
    A ( fam) (resistente) ‹tela/ropa› hard-wearing, tough, long-wearing ( AmE); ‹coche› sturdy; ‹zapatos› hard-wearing, sturdy
    un boxeador aguantador a boxer with stamina
    B ( fam)
    (paciente, tolerante): no se enoja nunca, es muy aguantador he never gets annoyed, he's very patient o long-suffering o he puts up with a lot ( colloq)
    C ( fam) (de dolor, sufrimiento) tough ( colloq)
    * * *

    aguantador
    ◊ - dora adjetivo (AmL)

    1 (fam) ( resistente) ‹tela/ropa/zapatos hard-wearing;
    coche sturdy
    2 (fam)
    a) (paciente, tolerante):


    b) (del dolor, sufrimiento) tough (colloq)

    * * *
    aguantador, -ora adj
    Am
    1. [persona] very patient;
    es aguantador he has the patience of a saint
    2. [zapato, mesa] hard-wearing, tough

    Spanish-English dictionary > aguantador

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