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  • 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 abatido

    adj.
    1 depressed, despondent, crestfallen, dejected.
    2 contemptible, despicable.
    3 devalued, fallen in price, depreciated.
    m.
    slating, boarding.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: abatir.
    * * *
    1→ link=abatir abatir
    1 (deprimido) dejected, depressed
    2 (despreciable) despicable, low
    3 (fruta) fallen, drooping
    * * *
    (f. - abatida)
    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=deprimido) depressed, dejected

    tener la cara abatida — to be crestfallen, look dejected

    2) (=despreciable) despicable, contemptible
    3) (Com, Econ) depreciated
    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    a) [estar] (deprimido, triste) depressed
    b) [estar] ( desanimado) downhearted, dispirited
    * * *
    = disheartened, depressed, abject, despondent, abjected, dispirited, hipped.
    Ex. This paper describes a case study where a proposal by the city manager to cut the budget of the public library by 40% has left the library director very disheartened.
    Ex. As I said in the study I did on the subject analysis of nonbook materials, the problem that librarians and media specialists felt most depressed about was the cataloging of music recordings.
    Ex. Her art works incorporate such abject materials as dirt, hair, excrement, dead animals, menstrual blood and rotting food in order to confront taboo issues of gender and sexuality.
    Ex. Perhaps those who come from the smaller nations feel even more despondent about their plight.
    Ex. In this study of sapphism in the British novel, Moore often directs our attention to the periphery of sapphic romances, when an abjected body suffers on behalf of the stainless heroine.
    Ex. The text around the rim of the teacup, from Marcel Proust, reads: ' Dispirited after a dreary day, with the prospect of a depressing morrow'.
    Ex. His in danger of becoming hipped, a prey to his own doubts and fears, and unable to accomplish anything in life beyond catering to his own morbid fancies.
    ----
    * abatidos, los = dismayed, the.
    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    a) [estar] (deprimido, triste) depressed
    b) [estar] ( desanimado) downhearted, dispirited
    * * *
    = disheartened, depressed, abject, despondent, abjected, dispirited, hipped.

    Ex: This paper describes a case study where a proposal by the city manager to cut the budget of the public library by 40% has left the library director very disheartened.

    Ex: As I said in the study I did on the subject analysis of nonbook materials, the problem that librarians and media specialists felt most depressed about was the cataloging of music recordings.
    Ex: Her art works incorporate such abject materials as dirt, hair, excrement, dead animals, menstrual blood and rotting food in order to confront taboo issues of gender and sexuality.
    Ex: Perhaps those who come from the smaller nations feel even more despondent about their plight.
    Ex: In this study of sapphism in the British novel, Moore often directs our attention to the periphery of sapphic romances, when an abjected body suffers on behalf of the stainless heroine.
    Ex: The text around the rim of the teacup, from Marcel Proust, reads: ' Dispirited after a dreary day, with the prospect of a depressing morrow'.
    Ex: His in danger of becoming hipped, a prey to his own doubts and fears, and unable to accomplish anything in life beyond catering to his own morbid fancies.
    * abatidos, los = dismayed, the.

    * * *
    abatido -da
    1 [ ESTAR] (deprimido, triste) depressed
    está muy abatido por su muerte her death has left him very depressed o feeling very low
    siempre ha sido tan alegre y ahora lo veo tan abatido he's always been such a cheerful person and now he seems so dejected o downhearted o despondent
    la enfermedad lo tiene muy abatido he's feeling very low o very down because of his illness
    2 [ ESTAR] (desanimado) depressed, downhearted, dispirited, despondent
    * * *

    Del verbo abatir: ( conjugate abatir)

    abatido es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    abatido    
    abatir
    abatido
    ◊ -da adjetivo [estar] (deprimido, triste) depressed;


    ( desanimado) downhearted, dispirited
    abatir ( conjugate abatir) verbo transitivo
    1 ( derribar) ‹pájaro/avión to bring down;
    muro/edificio to knock down;
    árbol to fell;

    2 (deprimir, entristecer):

    no te dejes abatido por las preocupaciones don't let your worries get you down
    3 asiento to recline
    abatirse verbo pronominal
    1 ( deprimirse) to get depressed
    2 (frml) abatidose sobre algo/algn [pájaro/avión] to swoop down on sth/sb;
    [ desgracia] to befall sth/sb (frml);

    abatido,-a adjetivo dejected, depressed, downhearted
    abatir verbo transitivo
    1 (derribar, derrumbar) to knock down, pull down: los enemigos abatieron tres de nuestros aviones, the enemy shot down three of our planes
    2 (tumbar el respaldo) to fold down
    3 (desalentar) to depress, dishearten: las malas noticias no nos abatieron, the bad news didn't discourage us
    ' abatido' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abatida
    - aplanar
    - desanimada
    - desanimado
    - deshecha
    - deshecho
    - polvo
    - sombría
    - sombrío
    - abatir
    English:
    dejected
    - despondent
    - dishearten
    - downcast
    - glum
    - grief-stricken
    - mope
    - prostrate
    - depressed
    - dispirited
    - down
    - miserable
    * * *
    abatido, -a adj
    dejected, downhearted;
    está muy abatido por la muerte de su padre he's feeling very down because of his father's death;
    “no me quiere”, respondió abatido “she doesn't love me,” he said dejectedly o downheartedly
    * * *
    I adj depressed
    II partabatir
    * * *
    abatido, -da adj
    : dejected, depressed

    Spanish-English dictionary > abatido

  • 3 absoluto

    adj.
    1 absolute, perfect, out-and-out, teetotal.
    2 absolute, absolutist, arbitrary, dictatorial.
    3 utter.
    4 absolute.
    * * *
    1 absolute
    \
    en absoluto not at all, by no means
    estar prohibido,-a en absoluto to be absolutely forbidden
    nada en absoluto nothing at all
    * * *
    (f. - absoluta)
    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=no relativo) absolute
    2) (=máximo) [prioridad] top; [reposo, fe] complete; [verdad] absolute

    existe compenetración absoluta entre los dos — there is a perfect understanding between them, they understand each other perfectly

    3) [monarquía, poder] absolute
    4)

    -¿es verdad? -no, en absoluto — "is it true?" - "no, absolutely not o no, not at all"

    -¿te importa? -en absoluto — "do you mind?" - "no, absolutely not o no, not at all"

    * * *
    - ta adjetivo
    1) <monarca/poder> absolute
    2)
    a) ( total) total, absolute; complete
    b)

    en absoluto — (loc adv)

    ¿te gustó? - en absoluto — did you like it? - no, not at all

    * * *
    = absolute, unrelieved, overriding, sublime, out-and-out, hard and fast, ironclad [iron-clad], unmitigaged.
    Ex. It's already difficult to find a lot of these things as it is, but it would be absolute irresponsibility to go to a title-main entry.
    Ex. Although the slave narratives were usually intended to serve in the cause of abolition, not all of them were bitter, unrelieved tirades against the institution of slavery, but rather there were frequently moments of relieving laughter.
    Ex. Consequently, the overriding demand made by the academic community is bibliographical in nature.
    Ex. When she said 'That's no way to speak about a patron, Mike,' he turned on her a look of sublime unconcern.
    Ex. Such an appraoch is unlikely to improve the social sciences unless valid informaton can first be distinguished from out-and-out incorrect information.
    Ex. There is no hard and fast answer to this question.
    Ex. A review of the research shows that there are no clear and ironclad answers.
    Ex. Only Bush could take a horrible situation and create an unmitigated disaster.
    ----
    * correspondencia absoluta = perfect match.
    * en absoluto = at all, in the slightest, whatsoever, not at all, in any shape or form.
    * éxito absoluto = award-winning success.
    * mayoría absoluta = absolute majority.
    * miseria más absoluta = abject poverty.
    * nada en absoluto = not at all, nothing whatsoever.
    * no importar en absoluto = have + no qualms about.
    * norma absoluta = hard and fast rule, ironclad rule, steadfast rule.
    * o nada en absoluto = if at all.
    * oscuridad absoluta = pitch darkness, pitch blackness.
    * regla absoluta = hard and fast rule, ironclad rule, steadfast rule.
    * * *
    - ta adjetivo
    1) <monarca/poder> absolute
    2)
    a) ( total) total, absolute; complete
    b)

    en absoluto — (loc adv)

    ¿te gustó? - en absoluto — did you like it? - no, not at all

    * * *
    = absolute, unrelieved, overriding, sublime, out-and-out, hard and fast, ironclad [iron-clad], unmitigaged.

    Ex: It's already difficult to find a lot of these things as it is, but it would be absolute irresponsibility to go to a title-main entry.

    Ex: Although the slave narratives were usually intended to serve in the cause of abolition, not all of them were bitter, unrelieved tirades against the institution of slavery, but rather there were frequently moments of relieving laughter.
    Ex: Consequently, the overriding demand made by the academic community is bibliographical in nature.
    Ex: When she said 'That's no way to speak about a patron, Mike,' he turned on her a look of sublime unconcern.
    Ex: Such an appraoch is unlikely to improve the social sciences unless valid informaton can first be distinguished from out-and-out incorrect information.
    Ex: There is no hard and fast answer to this question.
    Ex: A review of the research shows that there are no clear and ironclad answers.
    Ex: Only Bush could take a horrible situation and create an unmitigated disaster.
    * correspondencia absoluta = perfect match.
    * en absoluto = at all, in the slightest, whatsoever, not at all, in any shape or form.
    * éxito absoluto = award-winning success.
    * mayoría absoluta = absolute majority.
    * miseria más absoluta = abject poverty.
    * nada en absoluto = not at all, nothing whatsoever.
    * no importar en absoluto = have + no qualms about.
    * norma absoluta = hard and fast rule, ironclad rule, steadfast rule.
    * o nada en absoluto = if at all.
    * oscuridad absoluta = pitch darkness, pitch blackness.
    * regla absoluta = hard and fast rule, ironclad rule, steadfast rule.

    * * *
    A ‹monarca/poder› absolute
    B (no relativo) ‹valor› absolute
    C
    1 (total) ‹silencio› total, absolute; ‹reposo› complete, absolute; ‹confianza› complete, total, absolute; ‹miseria› utter, absolute
    los dejó en la ruina más absoluta he left them absolutely o utterly penniless
    tengo la absoluta certeza de que lo encontraremos allí I am absolutely convinced that we'll find him there
    2
    en absoluto ( loc adv): ¿te gustó? — en absoluto did you like it? — no, not at all
    no lo consentiré en absoluto there is absolutely no way I will agree to it
    no hizo nada en absoluto he didn't do a thing, he did absolutely nothing
    es un caso en absoluto aislado it is by no means an isolated case
    D ‹adjetivo/construcción› absolute
    un uso absoluto de un verbo transitivo a transitive verb used absolutely
    * * *

    absoluto
    ◊ -ta adjetivo

    1monarca/poder absolute
    2


    b)

    en absoluto ( loc adv): ¿te gustó? — en absoluto did you like it? — no, not at all;

    no lo consentiré en absoluto there is absolutely no way I will agree to it
    absoluto,-a
    I adj (independiente) absolute
    (completo, intenso) total, complete: necesito silencio absoluto para poder escribir, I need total silence to be able to write
    (sin réplica) absolute: ejerce un dominio absoluto sobre sus amigos, he has total control over his friends
    II sustantivo masculino absolute
    ♦ Locuciones: en absoluto, not at all, by no means: no creas en absoluto que me fío de él, don't believe for a minute that I trust him
    ' absoluto' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    absoluta
    - identidad
    - interesar
    - llevarse
    - recogimiento
    - completo
    - perfecto
    - relativo
    - silencio
    - total
    English:
    absolute
    - absolutely
    - all
    - clear
    - dead
    - dislike
    - earthly
    - ignorance
    - implicit
    - least
    - long shot
    - mismatch
    - not
    - out-and-out
    - quite
    - rank
    - remotely
    - stranglehold
    - strict
    - unmitigated
    - unqualified
    - whatever
    - whatsoever
    - any
    - downright
    - hard
    * * *
    absoluto, -a
    adj
    1. [no relativo] absolute
    2. [completo] [verdad, mayoría] absolute;
    [silencio] total, absolute; [reposo] complete;
    tengo una confianza absoluta en ellos I have complete o every confidence in them;
    es el campeón absoluto de este torneo he's the overall winner of the tournament;
    es un absoluto sinvergüenza he's completely shameless
    3. [monarca] absolute
    4. Ling [ablativo, superlativo] absolute;
    ablativo absoluto ablative absolute
    5. Filosofía
    lo absoluto the absolute
    en absoluto loc adv
    nada en absoluto nothing at all;
    no me gustó en absoluto I didn't like it at all;
    ¿te importa? – en absoluto do you mind? – not at all
    * * *
    adj absolute;
    en absoluto not at all;
    nada en absoluto absolutely nothing;
    la casa no ha cambiado nada en absoluto the house hasn’t changed at all, the house hasn’t changed in the slightest;
    se negó en absoluto he refused outright
    * * *
    absoluto, -ta adj
    1) : absolute, unconditional
    2)
    en absoluto : not at all
    no me gustó en absoluto: I did not like it at all
    * * *
    absoluto adj absolute

    Spanish-English dictionary > absoluto

  • 4 abyecto

    adj.
    1 vile, base, perverse, despicable.
    2 abjected, abject, cowering, groveling.
    * * *
    1 abject, wretched
    * * *
    ADJ wretched, abject
    * * *
    - ta adjetivo <persona/conducta> contemptible, despicable
    * * *
    = abject, abjected.
    Ex. Her art works incorporate such abject materials as dirt, hair, excrement, dead animals, menstrual blood and rotting food in order to confront taboo issues of gender and sexuality.
    Ex. In this study of sapphism in the British novel, Moore often directs our attention to the periphery of sapphic romances, when an abjected body suffers on behalf of the stainless heroine.
    * * *
    - ta adjetivo <persona/conducta> contemptible, despicable
    * * *
    = abject, abjected.

    Ex: Her art works incorporate such abject materials as dirt, hair, excrement, dead animals, menstrual blood and rotting food in order to confront taboo issues of gender and sexuality.

    Ex: In this study of sapphism in the British novel, Moore often directs our attention to the periphery of sapphic romances, when an abjected body suffers on behalf of the stainless heroine.

    * * *
    abyecto -ta
    ‹persona/conducta› contemptible, despicable
    un crimen abyecto a heinous crime
    * * *

    abyecto,-a adjetivo abject: cometió crímenes abyectos, he committed heinous crimes
    ' abyecto' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abyecta
    English:
    abject
    - base
    - heinous
    * * *
    abyecto, -a adj
    Formal [despreciable] vile;
    un crimen abyecto a heinous crime
    * * *
    adj despicable
    * * *
    abyecto, -ta adj
    : despicable, contemptible

    Spanish-English dictionary > abyecto

  • 5 adjetivo

    adj.
    adjective, adjectival.
    m.
    1 adjective, noun modifier.
    2 epithet, adjective.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: adjetivar.
    * * *
    1 adjective, adjectival
    1 adjective
    ————————
    1 adjective
    * * *
    noun m.
    * * *
    1.
    2.
    * * *
    I
    - va adjetivo adjectival
    II
    masculino adjective
    * * *
    Ex. Such lists will embody for example, singular or plural, nouns or adjectives.
    * * *
    I
    - va adjetivo adjectival
    II
    masculino adjective
    * * *

    Ex: Such lists will embody for example, singular or plural, nouns or adjectives.

    * * *
    adjetivo1 -va
    1 ‹locución/frase› adjectival
    2 ( Fil) adjectival
    adjective
    se puede usar como adjetivo it can be used adjectivally
    Compuestos:
    qualifying adjective
    demonstrative adjective
    possessive adjective
    * * *

     

    Del verbo adjetivar: ( conjugate adjetivar)

    adjetivo es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    adjetivó es:

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

    Multiple Entries:
    adjetivar    
    adjetivo
    adjetivo 1
    ◊ -va adjetivo

    adjectival
    adjetivo 2 sustantivo masculino
    adjective
    adjetivar verbo transitivo
    1 (calificar) to describe
    2 Gram to use as an adjective
    adjetivo,-a
    I sustantivo masculino adjective
    II adjetivo adjectival

    ' adjetivo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abajeña
    - abajeño
    - abandonada
    - abandonado
    - abarquillada
    - abarquillado
    - abarrotada
    - abarrotado
    - abatible
    - abatida
    - abatido
    - abdominal
    - aberrante
    - abierta
    - abierto
    - abigarrada
    - abigarrado
    - abismal
    - ablusada
    - ablusado
    - abnegada
    - abnegado
    - abobada
    - abobado
    - abocada
    - abocado
    - abombada
    - abombado
    - abominable
    - abonada
    - abonado
    - aborigen
    - abortiva
    - abortivo
    - abotargada
    - abotargado
    - abovedada
    - abovedado
    - abrasador
    - abrasadora
    - abrasiva
    - abrasivo
    - abrigada
    - abrigado
    - abrillantador
    - abrumada
    - abrumado
    - abrumador
    - abrumadora
    - abrupta
    English:
    abiding
    - abject
    - ablaze
    - able
    - abnormal
    - abominable
    - above-board
    - above-mentioned
    - abrasive
    - abrupt
    - absent
    - absent-minded
    - absolute
    - absorbed
    - absorbing
    - abstemious
    - abstract
    - absurd
    - abundant
    - abysmal
    - academic
    - acceptable
    - accepted
    - accident-prone
    - accidental
    - acclimatized
    - accomplished
    - accountable
    - accurate
    - accustom
    - aching
    - acid
    - acoustic
    - acquisitive
    - acrimonious
    - acrylic
    - acting
    - action-packed
    - active
    - actual
    - acute
    - adamant
    - adaptable
    - addicted
    - addictive
    - additional
    - adept
    - adequate
    - adhesive
    - adjacent
    * * *
    adjetivo, -a
    adj
    adjectival
    nm
    adjective
    adjetivo atributivo attributive adjective;
    adjetivo calificativo qualifying adjective;
    adjetivo comparativo comparative adjective;
    adjetivo demostrativo demonstrative adjective;
    adjetivo especificativo = qualifying adjective which follows the noun;
    adjetivo explicativo = adjective preceding the noun and usually denoting a conventional characteristic;
    adjetivo indefinido indefinite adjective;
    adjetivo numeral quantitative adjective;
    adjetivo posesivo possessive adjective;
    adjetivo superlativo superlative adjective
    * * *
    m adjective
    * * *
    adjetivo, -va adj
    : adjectival
    : adjective
    * * *
    adjetivo n adjective

    Spanish-English dictionary > adjetivo

  • 6 b

    f.
    1 b, letter b.
    2 B, boron.
    * * *
    SF [be]
    (=letra) B, b
    * * *
    b femenino ( read as [be ('larɤa)]) the letter B, b
    * * *
    ----
    * cara B, la = flip side, the.
    * hepatitis B = hepatitis B.
    * * *
    b femenino ( read as [be ('larɤa)]) the letter B, b
    * * *
    * cara B, la = flip side, the.
    * hepatitis B = hepatitis B.
    * * *
    B
    ( Med)
    B, b
    read as /be (ˈlarɣa)/
    * * *

    B,
    b sustantivo femenino ( read as /be ('larGa)/) the letter B, b

    B, b f (letra) B, b

    'b' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    A
    - a. C.
    - a.m.
    - ábaco
    - abad
    - abadejo
    - abadesa
    - abadía
    - abajeña
    - abajeño
    - abajo
    - abalanzarse
    - abalear
    - abalorio
    - abanderar
    - abanderada
    - abanderado
    - abandonar
    - abandonada
    - abandonado
    - abandonarse
    - abandono
    - abanicar
    - abanicarse
    - abanico
    - abarcar
    - abaratar
    - abaratamiento
    - abaratarse
    - abarquillada
    - abarquillado
    - abarquillar
    - abarquillarse
    - abarrotar
    - abarrotada
    - abarrotado
    - abarrotería
    - abarrotes
    - abastecer
    - abastecerse
    - abastecimiento
    - abasto
    - abatir
    - abate
    - abatible
    - abatida
    - abatido
    - abatimiento
    - abatirse
    - abdicar
    English:
    A
    - A-level
    - a.m.
    - AA
    - aback
    - abandon
    - abandoned
    - abate
    - abbess
    - abbey
    - abbot
    - abbreviate
    - abbreviation
    - ABC
    - abdicate
    - abdication
    - abdomen
    - abduct
    - aberration
    - abhor
    - abhorrent
    - abide
    - abide by
    - abiding
    - ability
    - abject
    - ablaze
    - able
    - abnormal
    - abnormally
    - aboard
    - abolish
    - abolition
    - abominable
    - aborigine
    - abort
    - abortion
    - abortive
    - about
    - about-face
    - about-turn
    - above
    - above-board
    - above-mentioned
    - abrasive
    - abreast
    - abridged
    - abroad
    - abrupt
    - abruptly
    * * *
    B, b [ Esp be, Am be('larγa)] nf
    [letra] B, b
    * * *
    b nf
    : second letter of the Spanish alphabet

    Spanish-English dictionary > b

  • 7 cobardía

    f.
    1 cowardice, cowardliness, faint-heartedness, gutlessness.
    2 cowardly action, unmanly action.
    * * *
    1 cowardice
    * * *
    SF (=miedo) cowardice, cowardliness; (=timidez) faint-heartedness, timidity
    * * *
    femenino cowardice
    * * *
    Ex. In this novel the central themes are courage and cowardice and what these are.
    ----
    * acto de cobardía = act of cowardice.
    * no hacer Algo por cobardía = wimp out (on), wimp, chicken out (on/of).
    * retirarse por cobardía = wimp out (on), wimp, chicken out (on/of).
    * * *
    femenino cowardice
    * * *

    Ex: In this novel the central themes are courage and cowardice and what these are.

    * acto de cobardía = act of cowardice.
    * no hacer Algo por cobardía = wimp out (on), wimp, chicken out (on/of).
    * retirarse por cobardía = wimp out (on), wimp, chicken out (on/of).

    * * *
    cowardice
    * * *

    cobardía sustantivo femenino
    cowardice;

    cobardía sustantivo femenino cowardice

    ' cobardía' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    canillera
    English:
    abject
    - cowardice
    * * *
    cowardice
    * * *
    f cowardice
    * * *
    : cowardice

    Spanish-English dictionary > cobardía

  • 8 color

    m.
    1 color (que se ve).
    ¿de qué color? what color?
    es de color azul it's blue
    a todo color in full color
    de colores colorful
    televisión en color color television
    colores complementarios complementary colors
    color primario primary color
    2 tone (aspecto).
    no tienes muy buen color you look a bit off-color
    3 paint.
    4 suit.
    5 color (raza).
    sin distinción de credo ni color regardless of creed or color
    * * *
    1 colour (US color)
    nombre masculino & nombre femenino
    1 (del rostro) colour (US color), complexion
    1 (bandera) colours (US colors), flag sing; (equipo) team sing
    \
    dar color (colorear) to colour (US color) 2 figurado to liven up
    de color (en color) in colour (US color), coloured (US colored) 2 (persona) coloured (US colored)
    en color / en colores (cine, foto) in colour (US color)
    coger color (cebolla) to turn brown 2 (hojas etc) to turn yellow, turn brown
    no haber color to be no comparison
    entre tu coche y el mío no hay color, porque el mío es mucho mejor your car isn't a patch on mine
    sacarle a alguien los colores familiar to make somebody blush
    subido,-a de color figurado risqué
    tener color to be lively
    verlo todo de color de rosa figurado to see life through rose-coloured (US rose-colored) spectacles
    color local figurado local colour (US color)
    color sólido fast colour (US color)
    * * *
    noun m.
    * * *
    SM
    [a veces] SF
    1) (=coloración) colour, color (EEUU)

    ¿de qué color es? — what colour is it?

    ¿de qué color tiene los ojos? — what colour are her eyes?, what colour eyes does she have?

    a color — colour antes de s, color antes de s (EEUU)

    dar color a algo — to colour sth in

    de color, ropa de color — coloured o (EEUU) colored clothes

    en color — colour antes de s

    tomar o coger color, esa tela no ha tomado o cogido bien el color — that material has not dyed at all well

    el proyecto empieza a tomar o coger color — the project is starting to take shape

    2) [de la cara] colour, color (EEUU)
    3) (=raza) colour, color (EEUU)
    4) (=tipismo)
    5)

    de color de rosa —

    - no hay color
    6) pl colores (tb: lápices de colores) coloured pencils, crayons
    7) pl colores (Dep) colours
    8) (=cosmético) blusher, rouge
    9) (=interés) colour
    10) ††
    * * *
    1)
    a) color*

    ¿de qué color es? — what color is it?

    un sombrero de un color oscuro/claro — a dark/light hat

    las banderitas de color amarillo/verde — the yellow/green flags

    globos de todos los colores or (CS, Méx) de todos colores — balloons of all different colors

    televisión en colores or (Esp) en color or (Andes, Méx) a color — color television

    fotos en colores or (Esp) en color — color photos

    dar color a algo — to add color* to something

    color de hormiga — (AmL)

    no hay color — (Esp) there's no comparison

    ponerse de mil colores or de todos los colores — to blush to the roots of one's hair

    subido de color — ( chiste) risqué

    subírsele el color or los colores a alguien — ( por esfuerzo) to flush, become flushed; ( por vergüenza) to blush, turn red, go red (BrE)

    b)

    tomar or (esp AmL) agarrar or (esp Esp) coger color — pollo to brown; cebolla frita/pastel to turn golden-brown; fruta to ripen; piel to become tanned

    c) ( tintura) color*, dye
    d) colores masculino plural ( lápices) colored* pencils (pl), crayons (pl)
    e) colores masculino plural ( señal distintiva) colors* (pl)

    correr con colores propios — (Chi, Ven) to act on one's own initiative

    2) ( raza) color*

    una chica de color — (euf) a colored girl (dated)

    3) (colorido de relato, de fiesta) color*
    4) ( cúrcuma) turmeric
    * * *
    = colour [color, -USA], hue.
    Ex. This indicated whether a work is illustrated, whether the illustrations are coloured o black and white, and the type of illustrations to be found in the work, for example maps.
    Ex. The store was gutted and rebuilt, according to his specifications, into a beautiful, modern facility, decorated in vibrant hues and furnished with the latest Herman Miller offerings.
    ----
    * a color = multi-colour [multi-color -USA].
    * a todo color = full-colour, in full colour.
    * barras de color = colour bar.
    * carta de barras de color = colour bar.
    * codificación mediante colores = colour coding.
    * color caoba = bole colour.
    * color ciruela = plum-coloured.
    * colores distintivos = livery.
    * color hueso = off-white.
    * color primario = primary colour, true colour.
    * color puro = true colour.
    * color que se corre = running colour.
    * color secundario = secondary colour.
    * color verde = green.
    * combinación de colores = colour pattern, colour scheme.
    * de color = coloured [colored, -USA], non-white [nonwhite], full-colour, in colour.
    * de color crema = creamy [creamier -comp., creamiest -sup.], cream-coloured.
    * de color de bronce = brassy.
    * de colores = full-colour, multi-colour [multi-color -USA].
    * de colores vivos = colourful [colorful, -USA].
    * de color marroncillo = brownish tinged.
    * de color rojo = red-coloured.
    * de color rosa = rose-coloured.
    * de color verde botella = bottle green.
    * de color verde oscuro = bottle green.
    * de color y textura parecidos al carbón = carbonaceous.
    * de todos los colores = of all stripes, a rainbow of.
    * de varios colores = multi-coloured [multicoloured], multi-colour [multi-color -USA].
    * diferenciación mediante colores = colour coding.
    * diferenciado con colores = colour-coded.
    * discusiones sobre gustos y colores = flame war.
    * en color = coloured [colored, -USA], full-colour.
    * fijar un color = fix + colour.
    * gama de colores = colour space, palette, palette of colours.
    * gente de color = coloured people.
    * hacer que un color no se corra = fix + colour.
    * hombre de color = coloured man.
    * ilustración en color = coloured illustration.
    * imagen en color = colour image.
    * impresión a color = colour printing.
    * indicado con colores = colour-coded.
    * juego de colores = colour scheme.
    * marcado con colores = colour-coded.
    * menú de colores = palette menu, palette, palette of colours.
    * mujer de color = coloured woman.
    * multicolor = rainbow.
    * paleta de colores = palette, palette of colours.
    * papel de colores = coloured paper.
    * parcheado de colores = dappled.
    * perder el color = fade.
    * persona de color = non-white [nonwhite], coloured man, coloured woman, coloured [colored, -USA].
    * personas de color = coloured people.
    * pez de colores = goldfish, tropical fish.
    * piedra litográfica de color = colour stone.
    * ponerse de mil colores = go + bright red.
    * ropa de color = coloureds [coloreds, -USA].
    * salpicado de colores = dappled.
    * según el color del cristal con que se mire = in the eye of the beholder.
    * seleccionar en pantalla usando el contraste de colores = highlight.
    * sistema de televisión en color = colour system.
    * subírsele los colores = go + bright red.
    * tabla de colores = palette, palette of colours.
    * variedad de colores = variegation.
    * * *
    1)
    a) color*

    ¿de qué color es? — what color is it?

    un sombrero de un color oscuro/claro — a dark/light hat

    las banderitas de color amarillo/verde — the yellow/green flags

    globos de todos los colores or (CS, Méx) de todos colores — balloons of all different colors

    televisión en colores or (Esp) en color or (Andes, Méx) a color — color television

    fotos en colores or (Esp) en color — color photos

    dar color a algo — to add color* to something

    color de hormiga — (AmL)

    no hay color — (Esp) there's no comparison

    ponerse de mil colores or de todos los colores — to blush to the roots of one's hair

    subido de color — ( chiste) risqué

    subírsele el color or los colores a alguien — ( por esfuerzo) to flush, become flushed; ( por vergüenza) to blush, turn red, go red (BrE)

    b)

    tomar or (esp AmL) agarrar or (esp Esp) coger color — pollo to brown; cebolla frita/pastel to turn golden-brown; fruta to ripen; piel to become tanned

    c) ( tintura) color*, dye
    d) colores masculino plural ( lápices) colored* pencils (pl), crayons (pl)
    e) colores masculino plural ( señal distintiva) colors* (pl)

    correr con colores propios — (Chi, Ven) to act on one's own initiative

    2) ( raza) color*

    una chica de color — (euf) a colored girl (dated)

    3) (colorido de relato, de fiesta) color*
    4) ( cúrcuma) turmeric
    * * *
    = colour [color, -USA], hue.

    Ex: This indicated whether a work is illustrated, whether the illustrations are coloured o black and white, and the type of illustrations to be found in the work, for example maps.

    Ex: The store was gutted and rebuilt, according to his specifications, into a beautiful, modern facility, decorated in vibrant hues and furnished with the latest Herman Miller offerings.
    * a color = multi-colour [multi-color -USA].
    * a todo color = full-colour, in full colour.
    * barras de color = colour bar.
    * carta de barras de color = colour bar.
    * codificación mediante colores = colour coding.
    * color caoba = bole colour.
    * color ciruela = plum-coloured.
    * colores distintivos = livery.
    * color hueso = off-white.
    * color primario = primary colour, true colour.
    * color puro = true colour.
    * color que se corre = running colour.
    * color secundario = secondary colour.
    * color verde = green.
    * combinación de colores = colour pattern, colour scheme.
    * de color = coloured [colored, -USA], non-white [nonwhite], full-colour, in colour.
    * de color crema = creamy [creamier -comp., creamiest -sup.], cream-coloured.
    * de color de bronce = brassy.
    * de colores = full-colour, multi-colour [multi-color -USA].
    * de colores vivos = colourful [colorful, -USA].
    * de color marroncillo = brownish tinged.
    * de color rojo = red-coloured.
    * de color rosa = rose-coloured.
    * de color verde botella = bottle green.
    * de color verde oscuro = bottle green.
    * de color y textura parecidos al carbón = carbonaceous.
    * de todos los colores = of all stripes, a rainbow of.
    * de varios colores = multi-coloured [multicoloured], multi-colour [multi-color -USA].
    * diferenciación mediante colores = colour coding.
    * diferenciado con colores = colour-coded.
    * discusiones sobre gustos y colores = flame war.
    * en color = coloured [colored, -USA], full-colour.
    * fijar un color = fix + colour.
    * gama de colores = colour space, palette, palette of colours.
    * gente de color = coloured people.
    * hacer que un color no se corra = fix + colour.
    * hombre de color = coloured man.
    * ilustración en color = coloured illustration.
    * imagen en color = colour image.
    * impresión a color = colour printing.
    * indicado con colores = colour-coded.
    * juego de colores = colour scheme.
    * marcado con colores = colour-coded.
    * menú de colores = palette menu, palette, palette of colours.
    * mujer de color = coloured woman.
    * multicolor = rainbow.
    * paleta de colores = palette, palette of colours.
    * papel de colores = coloured paper.
    * parcheado de colores = dappled.
    * perder el color = fade.
    * persona de color = non-white [nonwhite], coloured man, coloured woman, coloured [colored, -USA].
    * personas de color = coloured people.
    * pez de colores = goldfish, tropical fish.
    * piedra litográfica de color = colour stone.
    * ponerse de mil colores = go + bright red.
    * ropa de color = coloureds [coloreds, -USA].
    * salpicado de colores = dappled.
    * según el color del cristal con que se mire = in the eye of the beholder.
    * seleccionar en pantalla usando el contraste de colores = highlight.
    * sistema de televisión en color = colour system.
    * subírsele los colores = go + bright red.
    * tabla de colores = palette, palette of colours.
    * variedad de colores = variegation.

    * * *
    A
    1 color*
    ¿de qué color vas a pintar la puerta? what color are you going to paint the door?
    ha cambiado de color it has changed color
    ¿de qué color es? what color is it?
    colores fríos/cálidos/vivos/apagados cold/warm/bright/subdued colors
    un sombrero de un color oscuro/claro a dark/light hat
    colores pastel pastel colors o shades
    las banderitas de color amarillo/verde the yellow/green flags
    una blusa (de) color carne/salmón a flesh-colored/salmon blouse
    es del color de la sangre/del trigo maduro it is blood red/the color of ripened wheat
    ilustraciones a todo color full color illustrations
    dejó el luto y empezó a comprarse ropa de color she came out of mourning and began buying clothes in different colors
    no lo laves con la ropa de color don't wash it with the colored things o coloreds
    una chica de color ( euf); a colored girl ( dated)
    lápices/cintas de colores colored pencils/ribbons
    había globos de todos los colores or (CS) de todos colores there were balloons of all different colors
    un globo de todos los colores or (CS) de todos colores a multicolored balloon
    fotos en colores or ( Esp) en color color photos
    película en colores or ( Esp) en color color film, film for color photos
    televisión en colores or ( Esp) en color or ( Andes) a color color television
    pintó la situación con colores trágicos she painted a very tragic picture of the situation
    color de hormiga ( AmL): la cosa se puso color de hormiga things started looking pretty grim o black
    correr con colores propios (Chi, Ven); to act alone o off one's own bat o on one's own initiative
    ponerse de mil colores or de todos los colores to blush to the roots of one's hair, turn o ( BrE) go bright red
    subir de color «discusión» to become o get heated
    subírsele el color or los colores a algn (por un esfuerzo) to flush, become flushed; (por vergüenza) to blush, turn red, go red ( BrE)
    rosa2 (↑ rosa (2))
    2
    tomar or ( esp AmL) agarrar or ( esp Esp) coger color «pollo» to brown;
    «cebolla frita/pastel» to turn golden-brown; «fruta» to ripen, turn red ( o yellow etc); «piel» to become tanned
    3 (pintura) color*; (tintura) color*, dye
    mezcló los colores en la paleta he mixed the colors on his palette
    las telas sintéticas no agarran or ( Esp) cogen bien el color synthetic fabrics do not dye well o take dye well
    4 colores mpl (lápices) colored* pencils (pl), crayons (pl)
    los colores nacionales the national colors
    vistió los colores nacionales por primera vez en 1990 he first represented his country in 1990, he first played ( o ran etc) for his country o for the national team in 1990
    Compuestos:
    complementary color*
    color fundamental or primario
    primary color*
    secondary color*
    B (raza) color*
    sin distinción de credo ni color regardless of creed or color
    C (coloridode un relato) color*; (— de una fiesta) color*
    una celebración de gran color local a celebration full of local color
    D (cúrcuma) turmeric
    E
    1
    ( Ven fam) (tamaño): se le pusieron los ojos de este color his eyes popped out of his head ( colloq)
    tiene las manos de este color he has hands this big ( colloq)
    2 ( Ven fam) (expresión de cariño) honey ( AmE colloq), darling ( BrE colloq)
    (Chi, Ven fam)
    comerle la color a algn to be unfaithful to sb, cheat on sb ( colloq)
    * * *

     

    color sustantivo masculino
    a) color( conjugate color);

    ¿de qué color es? what color is it?;

    cambiar de color to change color;
    un sombrero de un color oscuro/claro a dark/light hat;
    las de color amarillo the yellow ones;
    ilustraciones a todo color full color illustrations;
    cintas de colores colored ribbons;
    fotos en colores or (Esp) en color color photos;
    sin distinción de credo ni color regardless of creed or color;
    una chica de color (euf) a colored girl (dated);
    tomar color [ pollo] to brown;

    [cebolla frita/pastel] to turn golden-brown;
    [ fruta] to ripen;
    [ piel] to become tanned;
    ponerse color de hormiga (AmL) to start looking pretty grim;

    subido de color ( chiste) risqué
    b)

    colores sustantivo masculino plural ( lápices) colored( conjugate colored) pencils (pl), crayons (pl)

    color sustantivo masculino
    1 colour, US color
    2 frml euf persona de color, coloured person
    ♦ Locuciones: a todo color, full- colour
    de colores, multicoloured
    de color de rosa, in glowing colours
    en color, in colour
    no hay color, there's no comparison
    ' color' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    A
    - a.m.
    - abajeña
    - abajeño
    - abajo
    - abalanzarse
    - abalorio
    - abanderar
    - abanderada
    - abanderado
    - abandonar
    - abandonada
    - abandonado
    - abandonarse
    - abandono
    - abanicar
    - abanicarse
    - abanico
    - abarcar
    - abaratar
    - abarquillada
    - abarquillado
    - abarquillar
    - abarquillarse
    - abarrotar
    - abarrotada
    - abarrotado
    - abarrotería
    - abastecer
    - abastecerse
    - abatir
    - abate
    - abatible
    - abatida
    - abatido
    - abatimiento
    - abatirse
    - abdicar
    - abdomen
    - abdominal
    - abecé
    - aberración
    - aberrante
    - abertura
    - abierta
    - abierto
    - abigarrada
    - abigarrado
    - abigarrar
    - abismal
    English:
    A
    - AA
    - aback
    - abandon
    - abandoned
    - abate
    - abbey
    - abbot
    - abbreviate
    - abbreviation
    - ABC
    - abdicate
    - abdication
    - abdomen
    - abduct
    - aberration
    - abhor
    - abide by
    - abiding
    - ability
    - abject
    - ablaze
    - able
    - abnormal
    - abnormally
    - aboard
    - abolish
    - abolition
    - abominable
    - aborigine
    - abort
    - about
    - above
    - above-board
    - above-mentioned
    - abrasive
    - abreast
    - abroad
    - abrupt
    - abruptly
    - absence
    - absent
    - absent-minded
    - absent-mindedly
    - absentee
    - absently
    - absolute
    - absolutely
    - absolve
    - absorb
    * * *
    color nm
    1. [que se ve] colour;
    lápices de colores coloured pencils;
    un vestido de colores a colourful o brightly coloured dress;
    ¿de qué color? what colour?;
    color azul blue;
    es de color azul it's blue;
    pintó las sillas de color verde she painted the chairs green;
    a todo color in full colour;
    nos dieron un folleto con fotos a todo color they gave us a full-colour brochure;
    ha agarrado un color muy bueno durante sus vacaciones she got a nice tan on her Br holiday o US vacation;
    cambiar o [m5] mudar de color to change colour;
    Fig [palidecer] to turn pale; Fig [sonrojarse] to blush;
    dar color a algo to colour sth in;
    Fig to brighten o liven sth up;
    de color [persona] coloured;
    voy a hacer una colada con ropa de color I'm going to wash the coloureds;
    fotos en color colour photos;
    televisión en color colour television;
    deja el pollo en el horno hasta que comience a tomar color leave the chicken in the oven until it starts to brown
    Imprenta color aditivo additive colour;
    colores complementarios complementary colours;
    Imprenta color directo spot colour; Imprenta color plano spot colour;
    color primario primary colour;
    color sólido fast colour
    2. [para pintar] paint;
    colores [lápices] coloured pencils;
    le gusta darse un poco de color en la cara antes de salir she likes to put a bit of colour o rouge on her cheeks before going out
    3. [aspecto] tone;
    no tienes muy buen color you look a bit off-colour;
    la situación adquirió un color trágico the situation took on tragic overtones
    4. [ideología]
    se le nota su color político you can tell his political persuasion;
    la televisión pública tiene un claro color gubernamental the state-run television channels are clearly biased in favour of the government
    5. [raza] colour;
    sin distinción de credo ni color regardless of creed or colour
    6. [animación] colour;
    las fiestas de mi pueblo han ido perdiendo color the festivals in my home town have lost a lot of their colour;
    el carnaval es una fiesta llena de color carnival is a colourful festival
    color local local colour
    7. [en los naipes] suit
    8. [bandera, camiseta]
    los colores nacionales the national colours;
    defender los colores del Académico [el equipo] to play for Académico;
    el equipo defendió con orgullo sus colores the players showed great pride in fighting for their team
    9. Formal [pretexto]
    so color de under the pretext of
    10. Comp
    Esp
    no hay color it's no contest;
    entre tu modelo y el mío, no hay color there's no comparison between my model and yours;
    Fam
    ponerse de mil colores: le descubrieron copiando y se puso de mil colores she went bright red o as red as a beetroot when they caught her copying;
    subido de color [chiste etc] risqué, esp US off-colour;
    ver las cosas de color de rosa to see things through rose-coloured o rose-tinted spectacles
    * * *
    m color, Br
    colour;
    de color black, colored, Br coloured;
    sacarle a alguien los colores embarrass s.o., make s.o. blush;
    se puso de mil colores he turned bright red;
    subido de color risqué;
    cambiar de color fig change color, go pale
    * * *
    color nm
    1) : color
    2) : paint, dye
    3) colores nmpl
    : colored pencils
    * * *
    1. (en general) colour
    ¿de qué color es el coche de tu madre? what colour is your mother's car?
    2. (lápiz) coloured pencil / crayon

    Spanish-English dictionary > color

  • 9 creación artística

    (n.) = art work
    Ex. Her art works incorporate such abject materials as dirt, hair, excrement, dead animals, menstrual blood and rotting food in order to confront taboo issues of gender and sexuality.
    * * *
    (n.) = art work

    Ex: Her art works incorporate such abject materials as dirt, hair, excrement, dead animals, menstrual blood and rotting food in order to confront taboo issues of gender and sexuality.

    Spanish-English dictionary > creación artística

  • 10 del período

    (adj.) = menstrual
    Ex. Her art works incorporate such abject materials as dirt, hair, excrement, dead animals, menstrual blood and rotting food in order to confront taboo issues of gender and sexuality.
    * * *
    (adj.) = menstrual

    Ex: Her art works incorporate such abject materials as dirt, hair, excrement, dead animals, menstrual blood and rotting food in order to confront taboo issues of gender and sexuality.

    Spanish-English dictionary > del período

  • 11 despreciable

    adj.
    1 despicable, contemptible (indigno).
    2 insignificant, negligible, paltry, shitty.
    f. & m.
    contemptible person, wretch.
    * * *
    1 despicable, contemptible
    2 (sin importancia) negligible
    * * *
    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) [persona] despicable, contemptible
    2) (=sin valor) [objeto] worthless; [cantidad] negligible
    * * *
    a) <persona/conducta> despicable, contemptible
    b)

    no/nada despreciable — <suma/número> not inconsiderable, significant

    * * *
    = negligible, abject, abjected, despicable, paltry [paltrier -comp., paltriest -sup.], measly [measlier -comp., measliest -sup.], lowdown.
    Ex. Microforms are obviously very compact, and the microforms themselves occupy negligible space.
    Ex. Her art works incorporate such abject materials as dirt, hair, excrement, dead animals, menstrual blood and rotting food in order to confront taboo issues of gender and sexuality.
    Ex. In this study of sapphism in the British novel, Moore often directs our attention to the periphery of sapphic romances, when an abjected body suffers on behalf of the stainless heroine.
    Ex. Gestation, menstruation, & pregnancy were often considered shameful and despicable.
    Ex. And there is no guarantee that any of the paltry sums of extra money available will actually benefit the workers in the recipient countries.
    Ex. Despite the Bank of England's base rate having risen by a full percentage point, the average savings rate is still ' measly'.
    Ex. The board clearly didn't care if its commissioner was a lowdown, lying, corrupt and untrustworthy creep, likely because that is the nature of the entire organization.
    ----
    * nada despreciable = not inconsiderable.
    * * *
    a) <persona/conducta> despicable, contemptible
    b)

    no/nada despreciable — <suma/número> not inconsiderable, significant

    * * *
    = negligible, abject, abjected, despicable, paltry [paltrier -comp., paltriest -sup.], measly [measlier -comp., measliest -sup.], lowdown.

    Ex: Microforms are obviously very compact, and the microforms themselves occupy negligible space.

    Ex: Her art works incorporate such abject materials as dirt, hair, excrement, dead animals, menstrual blood and rotting food in order to confront taboo issues of gender and sexuality.
    Ex: In this study of sapphism in the British novel, Moore often directs our attention to the periphery of sapphic romances, when an abjected body suffers on behalf of the stainless heroine.
    Ex: Gestation, menstruation, & pregnancy were often considered shameful and despicable.
    Ex: And there is no guarantee that any of the paltry sums of extra money available will actually benefit the workers in the recipient countries.
    Ex: Despite the Bank of England's base rate having risen by a full percentage point, the average savings rate is still ' measly'.
    Ex: The board clearly didn't care if its commissioner was a lowdown, lying, corrupt and untrustworthy creep, likely because that is the nature of the entire organization.
    * nada despreciable = not inconsiderable.

    * * *
    1 ‹persona/conducta› despicable, contemptible
    2
    no/nada despreciable ‹suma/número› not inconsiderable, significant
    heredó una suma nada despreciable he inherited a not inconsiderable sum, he inherited a significant o considerable sum of money
    * * *

    despreciable adjetivo
    a)persona/conducta despicable, contemptible

    b)

    no/nada despreciablesuma/número not inconsiderable, significant

    despreciable adjetivo
    1 (odioso) despicable, contemptible, worthless
    2 (inapreciable, poco importante) negligible
    ' despreciable' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    carroña
    - cerda
    - cerdo
    - ser
    - escoria
    - gusano
    - indigna
    - indigno
    - mezquina
    - mezquino
    - miseria
    - rata
    - ridiculez
    - ruin
    - sabandija
    - mierda
    - pinche
    - puerco
    - rastrero
    English:
    contemptible
    - despicable
    - insignificant
    - mean
    - miserable
    - worthless
    - wretched
    - contempt
    * * *
    adj
    1. [indigno] despicable, contemptible
    2. [de poca importancia] negligible;
    nada despreciable considerable, significant;
    la nada despreciable suma de $1.000 the not inconsiderable o insignificant sum of $1,000
    nmf
    despicable o contemptible person, wretch
    * * *
    adj
    1 comportamiento contemptible, despicable
    2 cantidad, coste etc neglible;
    nada despreciable cantidad large, not inconsiderable
    * * *
    1) : despicable, contemptible
    2) : negligible
    nada despreciable: not inconsiderable, significant

    Spanish-English dictionary > despreciable

  • 12 disculpa

    f.
    1 excuse (pretexto).
    dar disculpas to make excuses
    pedir disculpas a alguien (por) to apologize to somebody (for)
    2 apology, excuse, exculpation, exoneration.
    pres.indicat.
    3rd person singular (él/ella/ello) present indicative of spanish verb: disculpar.
    * * *
    1 excuse, apology
    \
    dar disculpas to make excuses
    pedir disculpas a alguien to apologize to somebody
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=pretexto) excuse
    2) (=perdón) apology
    * * *
    femenino apology

    un error que no tiene or no admite disculpa — an inexcusable error

    * * *
    = apology, excuse, exoneration.
    Ex. I shall not quickly forget being halted in full flight by the explosive entrance of a lecturer who, without pause for reflection or apology, set about an unfortunate student for not being at a tutorial.
    Ex. The excuse for this is to allow a clerk to easily make a title entry for it.
    Ex. An attempt is made to explain why, of all people Popper ever criticized for historicism, Charles Darwin alone was singled out for exoneration.
    ----
    * pedir disculpas = eat + Posesivo + words, eat + humble pie, eat + crow, eat + dirt.
    * * *
    femenino apology

    un error que no tiene or no admite disculpa — an inexcusable error

    * * *
    = apology, excuse, exoneration.

    Ex: I shall not quickly forget being halted in full flight by the explosive entrance of a lecturer who, without pause for reflection or apology, set about an unfortunate student for not being at a tutorial.

    Ex: The excuse for this is to allow a clerk to easily make a title entry for it.
    Ex: An attempt is made to explain why, of all people Popper ever criticized for historicism, Charles Darwin alone was singled out for exoneration.
    * pedir disculpas = eat + Posesivo + words, eat + humble pie, eat + crow, eat + dirt.

    * * *
    A
    (perdón): le pido disculpas por mi tardanza please excuse me o I apologize for being late
    ve y pídele disculpas go and apologize to him
    me debe una disculpa she owes me an apology
    un error que no tiene or no admite disculpa an inexcusable error
    no hay disculpas para lo que hice there is no excuse for what I did
    B (pretexto, excusa) pretext, excuse
    se fue antes con la disculpa de que tenía otro compromiso he left early on the pretext of having another appointment
    siempre que llega tarde me sale con alguna disculpa every time she's late she comes out with some excuse
    * * *

     

    Del verbo disculpar: ( conjugate disculpar)

    disculpa es:

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

    2ª persona singular (tú) imperativo

    Multiple Entries:
    disculpa    
    disculpar
    disculpa sustantivo femenino
    apology;

    un error que no tiene disculpa an inexcusable error;
    pedir(le) disculpas (a algn) por algo to apologize (to sb) for sth
    disculpar ( conjugate disculpar) verbo transitivo
    a)error/falta/comportamiento to forgive, excuse;


    disculpa mi tardanza I am sorry I'm late


    verbo intransitivo:
    disculpe, no lo volveré a hacer I'm sorry o (frml) I apologize, I won't do it again

    disculparse verbo pronominal
    to apologize;
    disculpase con algn to apologize to sb
    disculpa sustantivo femenino excuse: te debe una disculpa, she owes you an apology o excuse
    ♦ Locuciones: pedir disculpas a alguien, to apologize to sb
    disculpar verbo transitivo to excuse

    ' disculpa' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    balbucear
    - deber
    - excusa
    - mascullar
    - nada
    - disculpar
    - justificación
    English:
    abject
    - apologetic
    - apology
    - pardon
    - tender
    - sorry
    * * *
    1. [excusa, perdón] apology;
    le debo una disculpa por lo de ayer I owe you an apology for what happened yesterday;
    pedir disculpas a alguien (por) to apologize to sb (for);
    les pido disculpas por el retraso I apologize for the delay;
    acércate y pídeles disculpas come and apologize to them
    2. [pretexto] excuse;
    dar disculpas to make excuses;
    no hay disculpa que valga there's no excuse, there can be no excuse;
    su conducta no admite o [m5] tiene disculpa her behaviour is inexcusable
    * * *
    f apology;
    pedir disculpas a alguien apologize to s.o. ( por for)
    * * *
    1) : apology
    2) : excuse
    * * *
    1. (perdón) apology [pl. apologies]
    2. (excusa) excuse
    ¿cuál fue su disculpa? what was his excuse?

    Spanish-English dictionary > disculpa

  • 13 etc.

    etc.
    1 ( etcétera) etcetera; (abreviatura) etc
    * * *
    ABR
    = etcétera etc
    * * *
    = or what not [whatnot].
    Ex. The immediate representatives of the public are the trustees; the secondary representatives are members of the appropriating body -- the city council, the state legislature or what not.
    * * *
    = or what not [whatnot].

    Ex: The immediate representatives of the public are the trustees; the secondary representatives are members of the appropriating body -- the city council, the state legislature or what not.

    * * *

    etc. (abr de etcétera) etc.
    'etc.' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abertura
    - abotargarse
    - abrir
    - abusar
    - acaparador
    - acaparadora
    - acogerse
    - acolchada
    - acolchado
    - acometida
    - acomodar
    - acompañar
    - acusar
    - adelgazar
    - adentrarse
    - ahumada
    - ahumado
    - albergar
    - alta
    - alto
    - amainar
    - ambientar
    - ambientada
    - ambientado
    - apagar
    - aparato
    - arruga
    - arrugarse
    - bajar
    - bala
    - banco
    - banderilla
    - bar
    - barra
    - batir
    - blanquear
    - bocanada
    - bombear
    - borde
    - borrarse
    - brigada
    - brillo
    - brote
    - caballete
    - cabezal
    - cacha
    - cadena
    - caliente
    - calificar
    - cambiar
    English:
    abject
    - abnormally
    - abort
    - about
    - above
    - abrasive
    - abuse
    - acceptable
    - accessory
    - accidentally
    - accord
    - accuracy
    - activity
    - address
    - adequate
    - adjust
    - adjustment
    - admission
    - adult
    - advance
    - advanced
    - advise
    - airborne
    - airlock
    - alive
    - all-night
    - also
    - animated cartoon
    - answer
    - answer for
    - appeal
    - application
    - apply
    - apply for
    - appointment
    - appreciation
    - approving
    - area
    - armrest
    - artificial
    - ask
    - ask for
    - assert
    - at
    - attain
    - attend
    - authoritative
    - back
    - backward
    - bad
    * * *
    etc. (abrev de etcétera)
    etc

    Spanish-English dictionary > etc.

  • 14 excremento

    m.
    excrement, stools, faeces, ordure.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: excrementar.
    * * *
    1 excrement
    * * *
    noun m.
    * * *
    * * *
    masculino excrement
    * * *
    = faeces [feces, -USA], excrement, dung, scat, stool.
    Ex. The section on hygiene gives particular attention to methods caregivers can use to deal with blood, saliva, tears, bites, faeces, urine, vomit, and the ritual by which children become blood brothers or sisters.
    Ex. Her art works incorporate such abject materials as dirt, hair, excrement, dead animals, menstrual blood and rotting food in order to confront taboo issues of gender and sexuality.
    Ex. The highest production of fish was obtained in cisterns treated with poultry manure, followed by pig dung and cowdung.
    Ex. The results showed that the amphibian remains entered the cave deposits in the scats of a mammalian predator.
    Ex. Alumina is helpful for any stool that is passed with great difficulty.
    ----
    * excrementos = waste.
    * * *
    masculino excrement
    * * *
    = faeces [feces, -USA], excrement, dung, scat, stool.

    Ex: The section on hygiene gives particular attention to methods caregivers can use to deal with blood, saliva, tears, bites, faeces, urine, vomit, and the ritual by which children become blood brothers or sisters.

    Ex: Her art works incorporate such abject materials as dirt, hair, excrement, dead animals, menstrual blood and rotting food in order to confront taboo issues of gender and sexuality.
    Ex: The highest production of fish was obtained in cisterns treated with poultry manure, followed by pig dung and cowdung.
    Ex: The results showed that the amphibian remains entered the cave deposits in the scats of a mammalian predator.
    Ex: Alumina is helpful for any stool that is passed with great difficulty.
    * excrementos = waste.

    * * *
    excrement
    * * *

    excremento sustantivo masculino
    excrement
    excremento sustantivo masculino excrement
    ' excremento' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    caca
    - deyección
    - estiércol
    - mierda
    English:
    excrement
    - droppings
    * * *
    excrement;
    un excremento de perro a piece of dog dirt;
    excrementos [de ave, conejo, oveja] droppings;
    [de persona] excrement
    * * *
    m excrement
    * * *
    : excrement

    Spanish-English dictionary > excremento

  • 15 indecente

    adj.
    1 indecent.
    2 miserable, wretched (indigno).
    f. & m.
    indecent person.
    * * *
    1 (impúdico) indecent; (indecoroso) improper
    2 (indigno) miserable; (cochambroso) filthy
    3 (vil) wretched
    * * *
    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) [persona] (=falto de decencia) indecent; (=obsceno) obscene

    ¡indecente! — you brute!

    2) (=asqueroso) filthy
    * * *
    I
    adjetivo <persona/vestido> indecent; <película/lenguaje> obscene
    II
    masculino y femenino rude o shameless person
    * * *
    = filthy [filthier -comp, filthiest -sup.], indecent, abject, abjected, obscene.
    Ex. Printing houses -- apart from the few that had been built for the purpose rather than converted from something else -- were generally filthy and badly ventilated.
    Ex. The passage of the Exon bill would make criminal the sending of obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy or indecent data over the Net = La aprobación de la ley Exon haría que fuese un delito el envío a través de Internet de información obscena, lujuriosa, lasciva, inmoral o indecente.
    Ex. Her art works incorporate such abject materials as dirt, hair, excrement, dead animals, menstrual blood and rotting food in order to confront taboo issues of gender and sexuality.
    Ex. In this study of sapphism in the British novel, Moore often directs our attention to the periphery of sapphic romances, when an abjected body suffers on behalf of the stainless heroine.
    Ex. Prompt responses are required to bomb threats and reports of such dangerous or criminal conduct as sprinkling acid on chairs or clothing, mutilating books, tampering with the card catalog, or obscene behavior.
    ----
    * exposición indecente = indecent exposure.
    * * *
    I
    adjetivo <persona/vestido> indecent; <película/lenguaje> obscene
    II
    masculino y femenino rude o shameless person
    * * *
    = filthy [filthier -comp, filthiest -sup.], indecent, abject, abjected, obscene.

    Ex: Printing houses -- apart from the few that had been built for the purpose rather than converted from something else -- were generally filthy and badly ventilated.

    Ex: The passage of the Exon bill would make criminal the sending of obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy or indecent data over the Net = La aprobación de la ley Exon haría que fuese un delito el envío a través de Internet de información obscena, lujuriosa, lasciva, inmoral o indecente.
    Ex: Her art works incorporate such abject materials as dirt, hair, excrement, dead animals, menstrual blood and rotting food in order to confront taboo issues of gender and sexuality.
    Ex: In this study of sapphism in the British novel, Moore often directs our attention to the periphery of sapphic romances, when an abjected body suffers on behalf of the stainless heroine.
    Ex: Prompt responses are required to bomb threats and reports of such dangerous or criminal conduct as sprinkling acid on chairs or clothing, mutilating books, tampering with the card catalog, or obscene behavior.
    * exposición indecente = indecent exposure.

    * * *
    1 ‹persona› indecent; ‹vestido› indecent; ‹película/lenguaje› obscene
    2 (miserable) wretched, miserable
    rude o shameless person
    * * *

    indecente adjetivo ‹persona/vestido indecent;
    película/lenguaje obscene
    ■ sustantivo masculino y femenino
    rude o shameless person
    indecente adjetivo
    1 (obsceno, inmoral) indecent
    2 (intolerable) dreadful: llegó a casa a una hora indecente, he arrived home very late
    ' indecente' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    sórdida
    - sórdido
    - deshonesto
    - guarro
    English:
    filthy
    - immodest
    - improper
    - indecent
    - rude
    - suggestive
    * * *
    1. [impúdico] indecent
    2. [indigno] miserable, wretched
    * * *
    adj indecent; película obscene
    * * *
    : indecent, obscene
    * * *
    1. (inmoral) indecent
    2. (sucio) filthy [comp. filthier; superl. filthiest]

    Spanish-English dictionary > indecente

  • 16 indigencia

    f.
    1 destitution, poverty.
    2 indigence, poverty, absolute poverty, want.
    * * *
    1 extreme poverty, indigence
    * * *
    SF poverty, destitution
    * * *
    femenino (frml) poverty
    * * *
    Ex. In sociology, fire appears twice in the energy facet; Y:4351 denotes fire as a cause of destitution, while Y:831 denotes fire as an item of social equipment, used for cooking etc.
    * * *
    femenino (frml) poverty
    * * *

    Ex: In sociology, fire appears twice in the energy facet; Y:4351 denotes fire as a cause of destitution, while Y:831 denotes fire as an item of social equipment, used for cooking etc.

    * * *
    ( frml)
    poverty
    vivió y murió en la más completa indigencia he lived and died in abject poverty
    * * *

    indigencia sustantivo femenino poverty
    ' indigencia' also found in these entries:
    English:
    destitution
    * * *
    destitution, poverty
    * * *
    f destitution
    * * *
    miseria: poverty, destitution

    Spanish-English dictionary > indigencia

  • 17 lamentable

    adj.
    1 terribly sad (triste).
    2 lamentable, deplorable (malo).
    * * *
    1 (injusticia) regrettable, deplorable; (estado) sorry, pitiful
    * * *
    ADJ [conducta] deplorable; [injusticia] shameful; [error] regrettable; [escena, aspecto, estado] sorry, pitiful; [pérdida] sad

    es lamentable que... — it is regrettable that...

    * * *
    a) <conducta/error/suceso> deplorable, terrible
    b) < pérdida> sad; <estado/aspecto> pitiful; < error> regrettable
    * * *
    = regrettable, wretched, sad, deplorable, miserable, parlous, embarrassing, sorry [sorrier -comp., sorriest -sup.], woeful, pitiful, abject, abjected.
    Ex. All these networks have standard record formats, although it is regrettable that they all operate to different standards.
    Ex. A card catalog has the capability of being kept up to date, but it is a wretched way to make information available.
    Ex. It is at least arguable that the discreditable popular image is to some extent a reflection of his own self-image, and that the sad irony of the librarian is that people have come to accept him at his own valuation.
    Ex. We agree with Price that using the words 'citation' and 'reference' interchangeably is a deplorable waste of a good technical term.
    Ex. Sometimes of an evening, after my miserable journeyings through the day, I would stand for hours in the Strand, leaning against the shutters of a closed shop, and watching the compositors at work by gaslight on the opposite side of the way, upon a morning paper.
    Ex. Book provision to many schools is in a parlous state and the school book market also has its problems.
    Ex. This is highly embarrassing for the innocent reader and for the apologetic library staff.
    Ex. The author describes the sorry state of libraries in Portugal where 149 of the 558 libraries have a collection of less than 1,000 titles.
    Ex. In this woeful film, under the mantle of a 'bitter-sweet romantic comedy,' Poliakoff lets his maudlin sentiments and fears run riot.
    Ex. Today's pitiful situation must be improved drastically to cope with the overwhelming demand of clients for better library service.
    Ex. Her art works incorporate such abject materials as dirt, hair, excrement, dead animals, menstrual blood and rotting food in order to confront taboo issues of gender and sexuality.
    Ex. In this study of sapphism in the British novel, Moore often directs our attention to the periphery of sapphic romances, when an abjected body suffers on behalf of the stainless heroine.
    ----
    * de forma lamentable = miserably.
    * de manera lamentable = lamentably, miserably.
    * fracasar de manera lamentable = fail + miserably, fail + dismally.
    * fracaso lamentable = embarrassing failure.
    * ser lamentable = be a pity.
    * * *
    a) <conducta/error/suceso> deplorable, terrible
    b) < pérdida> sad; <estado/aspecto> pitiful; < error> regrettable
    * * *
    = regrettable, wretched, sad, deplorable, miserable, parlous, embarrassing, sorry [sorrier -comp., sorriest -sup.], woeful, pitiful, abject, abjected.

    Ex: All these networks have standard record formats, although it is regrettable that they all operate to different standards.

    Ex: A card catalog has the capability of being kept up to date, but it is a wretched way to make information available.
    Ex: It is at least arguable that the discreditable popular image is to some extent a reflection of his own self-image, and that the sad irony of the librarian is that people have come to accept him at his own valuation.
    Ex: We agree with Price that using the words 'citation' and 'reference' interchangeably is a deplorable waste of a good technical term.
    Ex: Sometimes of an evening, after my miserable journeyings through the day, I would stand for hours in the Strand, leaning against the shutters of a closed shop, and watching the compositors at work by gaslight on the opposite side of the way, upon a morning paper.
    Ex: Book provision to many schools is in a parlous state and the school book market also has its problems.
    Ex: This is highly embarrassing for the innocent reader and for the apologetic library staff.
    Ex: The author describes the sorry state of libraries in Portugal where 149 of the 558 libraries have a collection of less than 1,000 titles.
    Ex: In this woeful film, under the mantle of a 'bitter-sweet romantic comedy,' Poliakoff lets his maudlin sentiments and fears run riot.
    Ex: Today's pitiful situation must be improved drastically to cope with the overwhelming demand of clients for better library service.
    Ex: Her art works incorporate such abject materials as dirt, hair, excrement, dead animals, menstrual blood and rotting food in order to confront taboo issues of gender and sexuality.
    Ex: In this study of sapphism in the British novel, Moore often directs our attention to the periphery of sapphic romances, when an abjected body suffers on behalf of the stainless heroine.
    * de forma lamentable = miserably.
    * de manera lamentable = lamentably, miserably.
    * fracasar de manera lamentable = fail + miserably, fail + dismally.
    * fracaso lamentable = embarrassing failure.
    * ser lamentable = be a pity.

    * * *
    1 (deplorable) ‹conducta/error/suceso› deplorable, terrible, lamentable
    2 (triste) ‹pérdida› sad; ‹estado/aspecto› pitiful; ‹error› regrettable
    verle suplicando de esa manera era un espectáculo lamentable it was a pitiful sight to see him begging like that
    * * *

     

    lamentable adjetivo
    a)conducta/error/suceso deplorable, terrible

    b) pérdida sad;

    estado/aspecto pitiful;
    error regrettable
    lamentable adjetivo
    1 (que causa pena o disgusto) regrettable
    2 (estropeado) terrible: el coche quedó en un estado lamentable, the car was in a terrible state
    ' lamentable' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    estado
    - fatal
    - vergonzosa
    - vergonzoso
    - papel
    - penoso
    English:
    deplorable
    - lamentable
    - pathetic
    - pitiful
    - regrettable
    - sad
    - sorry
    - woeful
    - meet
    - miserable
    - miserably
    * * *
    1. [conducta, accidente, confusión] regrettable;
    sería lamentable que no pudiera acudir it would be a shame if she couldn't come
    2. [malo] lamentable, deplorable;
    llegó a casa con un aspecto lamentable she looked terrible o she was in a pitiful state when she got home
    * * *
    adj deplorable
    * * *
    1) : unfortunate, lamentable
    2) : pitiful, sad

    Spanish-English dictionary > lamentable

  • 18 menstrual

    adj.
    menstrual.
    * * *
    1 menstrual
    * * *
    * * *
    adjetivo menstrual
    * * *
    Ex. Her art works incorporate such abject materials as dirt, hair, excrement, dead animals, menstrual blood and rotting food in order to confront taboo issues of gender and sexuality.
    ----
    * ciclo menstrual = menstrual cycle.
    * dolor menstrual = period pain.
    * * *
    adjetivo menstrual
    * * *

    Ex: Her art works incorporate such abject materials as dirt, hair, excrement, dead animals, menstrual blood and rotting food in order to confront taboo issues of gender and sexuality.

    * ciclo menstrual = menstrual cycle.
    * dolor menstrual = period pain.

    * * *
    menstrual
    * * *
    menstrual
    * * *
    : menstrual

    Spanish-English dictionary > menstrual

  • 19 miserable

    adj.
    1 poor (pobre).
    2 miserable (penoso, insuficiente).
    3 contemptible, base (vil).
    4 mean (tacaño).
    5 miserly, mean, stingy.
    6 meager, scant.
    f. & m.
    1 wretch, vile person (persona vil).
    2 mean person, miser (tacaño).
    * * *
    1 (desdichado) miserable
    2 (insignificante) miserly; (tacaño) mean
    3 (malvado) wretched
    1 (malvado) wretch
    2 (tacaño) miser
    * * *
    adj.
    1) miserable, wretched
    * * *
    1. ADJ
    1) (=tacaño) mean, stingy; (=avaro) miserly
    2) [sueldo] miserable, paltry
    3) (=vil) vile, despicable
    4) [lugar, habitación] squalid, wretched
    5) (=desdichado) wretched
    2. SMF
    1) (=desgraciado) wretch
    2) (=canalla) swine, wretch

    ¡miserable! — you miserable wretch!

    * * *
    I
    a) ( pobre) < vivienda> miserable, wretched; < sueldo> paltry, miserable
    b) ( avaro) mean, stingy (colloq)
    c) ( malvado) malicious, nasty
    II
    masculino y femenino wretch, scoundrel
    * * *
    = mean [meaner -comp., meanest -sup.], miserable, squalid, mean-spirited, paltry [paltrier -comp., paltriest -sup.], measly [measlier -comp., measliest -sup.], dastardly, cheapskate.
    Ex. Whereas in most European countries during this period welfare provision continued to develop, in Australia it languished at a level which, with the exception of Japan, was the meanest of the developed countries.
    Ex. Sometimes of an evening, after my miserable journeyings through the day, I would stand for hours in the Strand, leaning against the shutters of a closed shop, and watching the compositors at work by gaslight on the opposite side of the way, upon a morning paper.
    Ex. The author examines Whistler's visits to the more squalid sections of the city, his views along the Thames and his portrayals of street urchins.
    Ex. Don't waste your time on this mean-spirited little film of no consequence.
    Ex. And there is no guarantee that any of the paltry sums of extra money available will actually benefit the workers in the recipient countries.
    Ex. Despite the Bank of England's base rate having risen by a full percentage point, the average savings rate is still ' measly'.
    Ex. A dastardly livery driver raped a 30-year-old woman passenger on Jan. 31, cops said.
    Ex. Most of these cheapskates will not come right out and tell you that they don't want to pay anything for your software.
    ----
    * fracaso miserable = miserable failure.
    * llevar una vida miserable = live + wretched existence.
    * * *
    I
    a) ( pobre) < vivienda> miserable, wretched; < sueldo> paltry, miserable
    b) ( avaro) mean, stingy (colloq)
    c) ( malvado) malicious, nasty
    II
    masculino y femenino wretch, scoundrel
    * * *
    = mean [meaner -comp., meanest -sup.], miserable, squalid, mean-spirited, paltry [paltrier -comp., paltriest -sup.], measly [measlier -comp., measliest -sup.], dastardly, cheapskate.

    Ex: Whereas in most European countries during this period welfare provision continued to develop, in Australia it languished at a level which, with the exception of Japan, was the meanest of the developed countries.

    Ex: Sometimes of an evening, after my miserable journeyings through the day, I would stand for hours in the Strand, leaning against the shutters of a closed shop, and watching the compositors at work by gaslight on the opposite side of the way, upon a morning paper.
    Ex: The author examines Whistler's visits to the more squalid sections of the city, his views along the Thames and his portrayals of street urchins.
    Ex: Don't waste your time on this mean-spirited little film of no consequence.
    Ex: And there is no guarantee that any of the paltry sums of extra money available will actually benefit the workers in the recipient countries.
    Ex: Despite the Bank of England's base rate having risen by a full percentage point, the average savings rate is still ' measly'.
    Ex: A dastardly livery driver raped a 30-year-old woman passenger on Jan. 31, cops said.
    Ex: Most of these cheapskates will not come right out and tell you that they don't want to pay anything for your software.
    * fracaso miserable = miserable failure.
    * llevar una vida miserable = live + wretched existence.

    * * *
    1 (pobre) ‹vivienda› miserable, wretched; ‹sueldo› paltry, miserable
    2 (avaro) mean, stingy ( colloq)
    3 (malvado) malicious, nasty
    wretch, scoundrel, nasty piece of work ( colloq)
    * * *

    miserable adjetivo

    sueldo paltry, miserable
    b) ( avaro) mean, stingy (colloq)


    ■ sustantivo masculino y femenino
    wretch, scoundrel
    miserable
    I adjetivo
    1 (lástimoso, pobre) wretched, poor: gana un sueldo miserable, she earns a miserable salary
    2 (malvado, ruin) despicable
    un comportamiento miserable, despicable behaviour
    3 (avariento) mean
    II mf
    1 (mezquino) miser
    2 (canalla) wretch, scoundrel: un miserable le robó la bicicleta, some scoundrel stole his bicycle
    ' miserable' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    astrosa
    - astroso
    - escoria
    - mezquina
    - mezquino
    - mísera
    - miseria
    - mísero
    - pajolera
    - pajolero
    - chancho
    - triste
    English:
    abject
    - miser
    - miserable
    - niggardly
    - skimpy
    - squalid
    - stingy
    - bleak
    - sorry
    * * *
    adj
    1. [pobre] poor;
    [vivienda] wretched, squalid
    2. [penoso, insuficiente] miserable
    3. [vil] contemptible, base
    4. [tacaño] mean
    nmf
    1. [persona vil] wretch, vile person
    2. [tacaño] mean person, miser
    * * *
    I adj wretched
    II m/f
    1 ( tacaño) skinflint
    2 ( canalla) swine
    * * *
    1) lastimoso: miserable, wretched
    2) : paltry, meager
    3) mezquino: stingy, miserly
    4) : despicable, vile

    Spanish-English dictionary > miserable

  • 20 miseria

    f.
    1 poverty (pobreza).
    2 misfortune (desgracia).
    3 meanness.
    4 baseness, wretchedness (vileza).
    5 pittance (poco dinero).
    le pagan una miseria they pay him next to nothing
    6 extreme poverty, poverty, grinding poverty, abjectedness.
    7 meager quantity, very small amount, peanuts, pittance.
    8 hardship.
    * * *
    1 (pobreza) extreme poverty
    2 (desgracia) misery, wretchedness
    3 (tacañería) meanness
    4 familiar (dinero) pittance
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=pobreza) poverty, destitution
    2) (=insignificancia)
    3) (=tacañería) meanness, stinginess
    4) (=parásitos) fleas pl, lice pl
    * * *
    1) ( pobreza) poverty, destitution
    2) ( cantidad insignificante) miserable amount, paltry amount
    3) ( desgracia) misfortune

    estar a la miseria — (RPl fam) to be in a bad way (colloq)

    llorar miseria(s) — (CS fam) to complain about not having any money

    * * *
    = destitution, penury, pittance, squalor, sordidness, poverty, chump change.
    Ex. In sociology, fire appears twice in the energy facet; Y:4351 denotes fire as a cause of destitution, while Y:831 denotes fire as an item of social equipment, used for cooking etc.
    Ex. The practice found in some libraries of using the index to the scheme as an index to the catalogue is a makeshift expedient, by penury out of ignorance, and must be condemned.
    Ex. The article 'Devastating an industry for a pittance of revenue' states the irrefutable case against taxing books and learned journals.
    Ex. The article 'Private affluence and public squalor?' discusses the implications for libraries and information if public services are forced to open up their markets to free trade and thereby to private companies.
    Ex. The author makes the most of the sordidness of the first sexual encounters of the protagonist, Stella, and the tawdriness of the theater company where she finds her first job.
    Ex. The economically told chronicle of Slake's adventures is an eloquent study of poverty, of fear, and finally of hope as circumstances converge to force Slake from his temporary limbo.
    Ex. The trick is they don't plan on paying their artists more than chump change in royalties.
    ----
    * en la miseria = down-and-out, in chapter 11, penniless.
    * hundirse en la miseria = sink into + depression, sink into + poverty.
    * miseria absoluta = grinding misery.
    * miseria más absoluta = abject poverty.
    * pasar miseria = the wolves + be + at the door.
    * salir de la miseria = haul + Reflexivo + out of + Posesivo + bog.
    * vivir en la miseria = live in + squalor, walk + the streets of misery, live in + penury.
    * * *
    1) ( pobreza) poverty, destitution
    2) ( cantidad insignificante) miserable amount, paltry amount
    3) ( desgracia) misfortune

    estar a la miseria — (RPl fam) to be in a bad way (colloq)

    llorar miseria(s) — (CS fam) to complain about not having any money

    * * *
    = destitution, penury, pittance, squalor, sordidness, poverty, chump change.

    Ex: In sociology, fire appears twice in the energy facet; Y:4351 denotes fire as a cause of destitution, while Y:831 denotes fire as an item of social equipment, used for cooking etc.

    Ex: The practice found in some libraries of using the index to the scheme as an index to the catalogue is a makeshift expedient, by penury out of ignorance, and must be condemned.
    Ex: The article 'Devastating an industry for a pittance of revenue' states the irrefutable case against taxing books and learned journals.
    Ex: The article 'Private affluence and public squalor?' discusses the implications for libraries and information if public services are forced to open up their markets to free trade and thereby to private companies.
    Ex: The author makes the most of the sordidness of the first sexual encounters of the protagonist, Stella, and the tawdriness of the theater company where she finds her first job.
    Ex: The economically told chronicle of Slake's adventures is an eloquent study of poverty, of fear, and finally of hope as circumstances converge to force Slake from his temporary limbo.
    Ex: The trick is they don't plan on paying their artists more than chump change in royalties.
    * en la miseria = down-and-out, in chapter 11, penniless.
    * hundirse en la miseria = sink into + depression, sink into + poverty.
    * miseria absoluta = grinding misery.
    * miseria más absoluta = abject poverty.
    * pasar miseria = the wolves + be + at the door.
    * salir de la miseria = haul + Reflexivo + out of + Posesivo + bog.
    * vivir en la miseria = live in + squalor, walk + the streets of misery, live in + penury.

    * * *
    A (pobreza) poverty, destitution
    vivir sumido en la más absoluta miseria to live in abject poverty
    B
    (cantidad insignificante): gana una miseria she earns a pittance
    mira la miseria que me diste look at the miserable o paltry o measly amount you gave me ( colloq)
    C (desgracia) misfortune
    las miserias de la guerra the miseries of war
    estar/quedar a la miseria ( RPl fam): el auto quedó a la miseria the car was a write-off o was wrecked o ( AmE) was totaled ( colloq)
    está a la miseria he's in a very bad way o in a terrible state ( colloq)
    llorar miseria(s) (CS fam); to complain about not having any money, to plead poverty
    * * *

    miseria sustantivo femenino
    1 ( pobreza) poverty, destitution
    2 ( cantidad insignificante) miserable amount, paltry amount;

    3 ( desgracia) misfortune;

    miseria sustantivo femenino
    1 (pobreza) extreme poverty: sobrecogía la miseria de sus aposentos, I was moved by the extreme poverty of her living conditions
    2 (cantidad despreciable) pittance, miserable amount: vendí la casa por una miseria, I sold the house for a pittance
    3 (más en pl) (desgracias, penalidades) miseries: ¡cuánta miseria se reflejaba en sus rostros!, what misery was reflected in their faces!
    ' miseria' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    sordidez
    - villa
    English:
    bread line
    - chicken
    - misery
    - peanut
    - penury
    - pittance
    - plunge
    - poverty
    - squalor
    - starvation
    - untold
    - wake
    - want
    - wretchedness
    - abject
    - down
    - shantytown
    * * *
    1. [pobreza] poverty;
    viven en la miseria they live in poverty
    2. [desgracia]
    las miserias de la guerra the hardships of war
    3. [tacañería] meanness
    4. [vileza] baseness, wretchedness
    5. [poco dinero] pittance;
    le pagan una miseria he gets paid a pittance, they pay him next to nothing;
    CSur Fam
    llorar miseria to plead poverty
    6. Comp
    RP Fam
    a la miseria: es alérgica y está a la miseria she's allergic and she's in a really bad way;
    después de tantos días sin agua, esa planta quedó a la miseria after so many days without water the plant was in a real state o half dead
    * * *
    f
    1 poverty
    2 fig ( sufrimiento) misery
    * * *
    1) pobreza: poverty
    2) : misery, suffering
    3) : pittance, meager amount
    * * *
    miseria n (pobreza) poverty

    Spanish-English dictionary > miseria

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