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albeit (that)

  • 1 a

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

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

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

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

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


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


    2
    a) (señalando hora, momento) at;


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

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

    c) al + inf:


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



    ( antes) a few minutes before she arrived;

    3 (en relaciones de proporción, equivalencia):

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

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

    ¿viste a José? did you see José?;

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


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

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

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

    Spanish-English dictionary > a

  • 2 a pesar de (que)

    = albeit (that), despite, in spite of, notwithstanding, although, despite the fact that, in spite of the fact that
    Ex. Present, classical catalog designs are elaborations, albeit considerable elaborations, of these sixteenth-century developments.
    Ex. The scheme covers all knowledge, despite being special in purpose.
    Ex. In spite of its inherent conservatism, the BM code favours direct entry.
    Ex. Notwithstanding these activities, the printed word remains an essential vehicle for transmitting information to both specialized and general audiences.
    Ex. These are the strengths of the Journal of Common Market Studies, although even this journal has a wider remit than its title suggest.
    Ex. Strangely enough, despite the fact that he was buddies with Henry Kissinger at Harvard, he is registered as a member of the Democratic Party.
    Ex. In spite of the fact that the investigation of the relationship of these two factors would be very important, there is still hardly any research done on this topic.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a pesar de (que)

  • 3 aunque

    conj.
    1 even though, although (a pesar de que).
    tendrás que venir aunque no quieras you'll have to come, even if you don't want to
    aunque es caro, me lo voy a comprar although it's expensive I'm going to buy it, I'm going to buy it even though it's expensive
    2 although (pero).
    es lista, aunque un poco perezosa she's clever, although o if a little lazy
    * * *
    1 (valor concesivo) although, though; (con énfasis) even if, even though
    es duro, aunque justo he's tough but fair
    * * *
    conj.
    although, though, even though, even if
    * * *
    CONJ although, though, even though

    es guapa aunque algo bajita — she's pretty but rather short, she's pretty even if she is on the short side

    aunque más... — however much..., no matter how much...

    AUNQUE Aunque se puede traducir al inglés por although, though, even though o even if.Por regla general, cuando la cláusula introducida por aunque indica un hecho ( aunque + ((indicativo))), en inglés coloquial se traduce por though y en lenguaje más formal por although: Aunque había un montón de gente, al final pude encontrar a Carlos Though there were a lot of people there, I managed to find Carlos No esperaba eso de él, aunque entiendo por qué lo hizo I did not expect that from him, although I can understand why he did it ► Even though introduce la oración subordinada, enfatizando con más fuerza el contraste con la principal, cuando aunque va seguido de un hecho concreto, no una hipótesis, y equivale a a pesar de que: Llevaba un abrigo de piel, aunque era un día muy caluroso She wore a fur coat, even though it was a very hot day ► Si aunque tiene el sentido de incluso si ( aunque + ((subjuntivo))), se traduce por even if: Debes ir, aunque no quieras You must go, even if you don't want to Me dijo que no me lo diría, aunque lo supiera He said he wouldn't tell me even if he knew Para otros usos y ejemplos ver la entrada
    * * *
    a) (+ indicativo) although

    aunque llegué tarde conseguí entradasalthough o even though I got there late I managed to get tickets

    es simpático, aunque algo tímido — he's very likable, if somewhat shy

    b) ( respondiendo a una objeción) (+ subjuntivo)

    es millonario, aunque no lo parezca — he's a millionaire though he may not look it

    aunque no lo creas... — believe it or not...

    2) (refiriéndose a posibilidades, hipótesis) (+ subjuntivo) even if

    cómetelo, aunque no te guste — eat it, even if you don't like it

    dale aunque más no sea unos pesos — (RPl) at least give him a few pesos

    * * *
    = admittedly, albeit (that), although, but, even though, while, whilst, even when, though, if, but still, but then again.
    Ex. Admittedly, this relevant part of the classified file may not be the specific class he wants.
    Ex. Present, classical catalog designs are elaborations, albeit considerable elaborations, of these sixteenth-century developments.
    Ex. These are the strengths of the Journal of Common Market Studies, although even this journal has a wider remit than its title suggest.
    Ex. Learning takes place in one environment but is put to work in another, and the learner is left to make the transition.
    Ex. Their objectives are however slightly different, even though in any discussion of computerised cataloguing systems co-operative networks and centralised cataloguing are inextricably linked.
    Ex. While the resulting A/Z entries are not 'wrong', they tend to be clumsy.
    Ex. Thus some current awareness services can be purchased from external vendors, whilst others may be offered by a library or information unit to its particular group of users.
    Ex. On-line data banks are still expanding, as they provide unrivalled services, even when these have to be paid for by users.
    Ex. This is not to say, though, that in some countries the 'all' that is available to gather into a current national bibliography is only that which the ruling government approve of.
    Ex. Don't go to France thinking that your cherished ancient library from your 50s/60s school days remains unchanged amid the splendour of its beautiful if dingy old digs.
    Ex. Less well-reported but still widely collected types of use included newly registered borrowers, visits, reference questions, in-library use, and off site program attendance = Otros datos sobre los que se dio menos información aunque todas las bibliotecas los recogen eran el número de nuevos usuarios, las visitas, las preguntas de referencia, el uso dentro de la biblioteca y la asistencia a actividades organizas fuera de la biblioteca.
    Ex. But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.
    ----
    * aunque a decir verdad = Mind you.
    * aunque a menudo = if often.
    * aunque en balde = but (all) to no avail.
    * aunque en vano = but (all) to no avail.
    * aunque la mona se vista de seda, mona se queda = You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear, You can take the boy out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the boy, You can take the boy out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the boy.
    * aunque me fuera la vida en ello = for the life of me.
    * aunque no lo creas = believe it or not.
    * aunque no lo parezca = oddly enough, strangely enough, strange though it may seem, strange as it may seem, although it may seem strange.
    * aunque no sea para otra cosa = if nothing else.
    * aunque no siempre = if not always.
    * aunque no sirva para otra cosa = if nothing else.
    * aunque parezca difícil = difficult though it may seem, difficult as it may seem.
    * aunque parezca extraño = strangely enough, oddly enough, strange though it may seem, strange as it may seem, although it may seem strange.
    * aunque parezca increíble = incredibly, incredible though it may seem, incredibly enough, incredible as it may seem, although it may seem incredible.
    * aunque parezca mentira = amazingly enough, believe it or not, strangely enough, incredibly, incredible though it may seem, incredibly enough, incredible as it may seem, strange though it may seem, strange as it may seem, although it may seem strange, although it may seem incredible.
    * aunque parezca raro = strangely enough, oddly enough, strange though it may seem, strange as it may seem, although it may seem strange, funnily enough.
    * aunque parezca razo = funnily.
    * aunque por otro lado = but otherwise.
    * aunque sin ningún resultado = but (all) to no avail.
    * aunque sólo sea porque = if only because.
    * * *
    a) (+ indicativo) although

    aunque llegué tarde conseguí entradasalthough o even though I got there late I managed to get tickets

    es simpático, aunque algo tímido — he's very likable, if somewhat shy

    b) ( respondiendo a una objeción) (+ subjuntivo)

    es millonario, aunque no lo parezca — he's a millionaire though he may not look it

    aunque no lo creas... — believe it or not...

    2) (refiriéndose a posibilidades, hipótesis) (+ subjuntivo) even if

    cómetelo, aunque no te guste — eat it, even if you don't like it

    dale aunque más no sea unos pesos — (RPl) at least give him a few pesos

    * * *
    = admittedly, albeit (that), although, but, even though, while, whilst, even when, though, if, but still, but then again.

    Ex: Admittedly, this relevant part of the classified file may not be the specific class he wants.

    Ex: Present, classical catalog designs are elaborations, albeit considerable elaborations, of these sixteenth-century developments.
    Ex: These are the strengths of the Journal of Common Market Studies, although even this journal has a wider remit than its title suggest.
    Ex: Learning takes place in one environment but is put to work in another, and the learner is left to make the transition.
    Ex: Their objectives are however slightly different, even though in any discussion of computerised cataloguing systems co-operative networks and centralised cataloguing are inextricably linked.
    Ex: While the resulting A/Z entries are not 'wrong', they tend to be clumsy.
    Ex: Thus some current awareness services can be purchased from external vendors, whilst others may be offered by a library or information unit to its particular group of users.
    Ex: On-line data banks are still expanding, as they provide unrivalled services, even when these have to be paid for by users.
    Ex: This is not to say, though, that in some countries the 'all' that is available to gather into a current national bibliography is only that which the ruling government approve of.
    Ex: Don't go to France thinking that your cherished ancient library from your 50s/60s school days remains unchanged amid the splendour of its beautiful if dingy old digs.
    Ex: Less well-reported but still widely collected types of use included newly registered borrowers, visits, reference questions, in-library use, and off site program attendance = Otros datos sobre los que se dio menos información aunque todas las bibliotecas los recogen eran el número de nuevos usuarios, las visitas, las preguntas de referencia, el uso dentro de la biblioteca y la asistencia a actividades organizas fuera de la biblioteca.
    Ex: But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.
    * aunque a decir verdad = Mind you.
    * aunque a menudo = if often.
    * aunque en balde = but (all) to no avail.
    * aunque en vano = but (all) to no avail.
    * aunque la mona se vista de seda, mona se queda = You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear, You can take the boy out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the boy, You can take the boy out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the boy.
    * aunque me fuera la vida en ello = for the life of me.
    * aunque no lo creas = believe it or not.
    * aunque no lo parezca = oddly enough, strangely enough, strange though it may seem, strange as it may seem, although it may seem strange.
    * aunque no sea para otra cosa = if nothing else.
    * aunque no siempre = if not always.
    * aunque no sirva para otra cosa = if nothing else.
    * aunque parezca difícil = difficult though it may seem, difficult as it may seem.
    * aunque parezca extraño = strangely enough, oddly enough, strange though it may seem, strange as it may seem, although it may seem strange.
    * aunque parezca increíble = incredibly, incredible though it may seem, incredibly enough, incredible as it may seem, although it may seem incredible.
    * aunque parezca mentira = amazingly enough, believe it or not, strangely enough, incredibly, incredible though it may seem, incredibly enough, incredible as it may seem, strange though it may seem, strange as it may seem, although it may seem strange, although it may seem incredible.
    * aunque parezca raro = strangely enough, oddly enough, strange though it may seem, strange as it may seem, although it may seem strange, funnily enough.
    * aunque parezca razo = funnily.
    * aunque por otro lado = but otherwise.
    * aunque sin ningún resultado = but (all) to no avail.
    * aunque sólo sea porque = if only because.

    * * *
    1 (+ indicativo) although
    aunque llegamos tarde conseguimos entradas although o even though we got there late we managed to get tickets
    por lo menos antes se oía; aunque mal, se oía at least before you could hear it, not very well, but you could hear it
    es simpático, aunque algo tímido he's very likable, if somewhat shy
    le dije que sí, aunque la verdad es que no tengo ganas de ir I said yes, although o though to be quite honest I don't feel like going
    aunque a ti no te guste, es muy bonito you may not like it, but it's very pretty
    es millonario, aunque no lo parezca he's a millionaire though he may not look it
    aunque no lo creas sacó la mejor nota believe it or not she got the best marks
    B (refiriéndose a posibilidades, hipótesis) (+ subjuntivo) even if
    come lo que te sirvan, aunque no te guste eat whatever you're given, even if you don't like it
    mándales unas flores, aunque sea at least send them some flowers
    dale aunque más no sea unos pesos ( RPl); at least give him a few pesos
    * * *

     

    aunque conjunción
    1 ( a pesar de que)


    b) ( respondiendo a una objeción) (+ subjuntivo):

    es millonario, aunque no lo parezca he's a millionaire though he may not look it;

    aunque no lo creas … believe it or not …
    2 (refiriéndose a posibilidades, hipótesis) (+ subjuntivo) even if;

    aunque conj although, though
    (incluso si) even if
    aunque no te lo creas, even if you don't believe it o believe it or not
    (a pesar de) even though
    aunque llegamos tarde, no perdimos el tren, even though we were late, we didn't miss the train
    Fíjate en estos dos sentidos de aunque:
    1) a pesar de
    though
    - más informal
    although - más formal
    even though - más enfático
    2) incluso si, even if
    ' aunque' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abogada
    - abogado
    - apellido
    - así
    - comida
    - cuando
    - fonéticamente
    - más
    - mentira
    - ni
    - pesar
    - política
    - rentabilidad
    - salario
    - sellar
    - siquiera
    - toda
    - todo
    - creer
    - parecer
    English:
    albeit
    - alike
    - although
    - as
    - believe
    - blusher
    - delicate
    - devoted
    - even
    - further
    - hate
    - have
    - if
    - lady
    - love
    - oddly
    - shall
    - should
    - tear away
    - though
    - while
    - odds
    - strangely
    * * *
    aunque conj
    1. [a pesar de que] even though, although;
    [incluso si] even if;
    tendrás que venir aunque no quieras you'll have to come, even if you don't want to;
    aunque quisiera no podría even if I wanted to, I wouldn't be able to;
    aunque es caro, me lo voy a comprar although it's expensive I'm going to buy it, I'm going to buy it even though it's expensive;
    aunque me cae bien, no me fío de él much as I like him, I don't trust him;
    aunque no te lo creas llegó el primero believe it or not, he came first;
    aunque parezca mentira strange as it may seem, believe it or not;
    aunque parezca raro oddly enough, odd though it may seem;
    cómprale aunque sea una caja de bombones buy her something, even if it's only a box of chocolates;
    RP
    decime la verdad aunque más no sea at least tell me the truth
    2. [pero] although;
    es lista, aunque un poco perezosa she's clever, although o if a little lazy;
    aquellos cuadros no están mal, aunque éstos me gustan más those paintings aren't bad, but I like these (ones) better
    * * *
    conj
    1 although, even though
    2 + subj even if
    * * *
    aunque conj
    1) : though, although, even if, even though
    2)
    aunque sea : at least
    * * *
    aunque conj
    1. (a pesar de que) although / even though
    aunque no quería, tuve que ir although I didn't want to, I had to go
    era simpático, aunque parecía serio even though he seemed serious, he was nice
    aunque sólo llevo 5 meses aquí, me siento muy a gusto although I've only lived here for 5 months, I feel very much at home
    2. (incluso si) even if
    sale a pasear todos los días, aunque caigan chuzos de punta he goes for a walk every day even if it's pouring with rain

    Spanish-English dictionary > aunque

  • 4 bien1

    1 = fine [finer -comp., finest -sup.], neatly, tidy, jolly + Adjetivo/Adverbio, aright, alright [all right], all right [alright], good.
    Ex. The solution is fine when the qualifying term that the user seeks is present, and is used relatively consistently.
    Ex. This arrangement is ideal for well-defined subjects which coincide neatly with the interest of the library user.
    Ex. This was all very tidy, but who was to judge significance?.
    Ex. The public library people and some others have needs that have long been unmet, but jolly well ought to be as soon as possible.
    Ex. Another wise precaution at this preliminary stage is to make sure that he has heard aright.
    Ex. The article 'The kids are alright?' presents some of the findings of the questionnaire study which had as its focus the qualitative impact of public libraries on children's reading.
    Ex. So the system apparently works all right and no one is suggesting that it needs a major overhaul.
    Ex. It is imperative for young people to learn to be empathetic, both for their own good and for the good of society as a whole.
    ----
    * abrigarse bien = wrap up + warm.
    * acoger bien = welcome.
    * aguantarlo bien = take it in + Posesivo + stride.
    * ahora bien = now.
    * bastante bien = good enough, rather well, fairly + Verbo.
    * bien aceptado = well-accepted.
    * bien acomodado = well-to-do, well-off.
    * bien administrado = well-managed.
    * bien afeitado = clean shaven.
    * bien andado = well trodden.
    * bien anunciado = well-advertised, well-announced.
    * bien arado = well-tilled.
    * bien argumentado = well-considered.
    * bien arreglado = well-groomed.
    * bien comprendido = well-understood.
    * bien común, el = common good, the, common wealth, the.
    * bien conectado = well-connected.
    * bien conocido = well-known, well-understood.
    * bien conseguido = well-rendered.
    * bien conservado = well-kept.
    * bien considerado = all things considered.
    * bien construido = well-built.
    * bien controlado = well-regulated.
    * bien cuidado = clean-cut, well-tended.
    * bien cultural = cultural product.
    * bien definido = well-defined, clearly defined, clearly-drawn, clean-cut, articulated, clear-cut.
    * bien demarcado = hard-edged.
    * bien de todos, el = common good, the.
    * bien dicho = amen to that!.
    * bien diferenciado = well differentiated.
    * bien dirigido = well-regulated.
    * bien documentado = well documented [well-documented].
    * bien dotado = well-equipped, well-endowed, well-resourced.
    * bien dotado de medios = well-resourced.
    * bien dotado de personal = well-staffed.
    * bien dotado de recursos = well-resourced.
    * bien educado = urbane.
    * bien encaminado = a step in the right direction.
    * bien ensayado = well-practised [well-practiced, -USA].
    * bien entrada la noche = late at night.
    * bien equilibrado = well balanced [well-balanced].
    * bien equipado = well-appointed, well-equipped, well-resourced.
    * bien equipado de medios = well-resourced.
    * bien equipado de recursos = well-resourced.
    * bien escrito = well-written.
    * bien estructurado = well thought out, well-structured [well structured].
    * bien expresado = well-articulated.
    * bien financiado = well-funded.
    * bien formado = shapely [shapelier -comp., shapeliest -sup.], articulated.
    * bien formalizado = well-formalised [well-formalized].
    * bien formulado = well-formulated.
    * bien fundado = well-justified, well-formulated.
    * bien fundamentado = well-founded.
    * bien gestionado = well-managed.
    * bien gobernado = well-regulated, well-governed.
    * bien hecho = well-made, well formed [well-formed], well-rendered, well done.
    * ¡bien hecho! = the way to go!.
    * bien iluminado = well-lit.
    * bien informado = well-informed, informed.
    * bienintencionado = well-intentioned, well meant, well-intended, well-meaning.
    * bien justificado = well-founded, well-formulated.
    * bien llevado = well-run.
    * bien merecido = well deserved, well deserved, well-earned.
    * bien mirado = all things considered.
    * bien... o... = either... or..., either... or....
    * bien ordenado = well-kept, well-ordered, in good order.
    * bien organizado = well-organised [well-organized], well-structured [well structured].
    * bien pagado = well-paid.
    * bien parecido = personable, good looking.
    * bien pensado = well thought out.
    * bien planeado = well-planned.
    * bien planificado = well-planned.
    * bien practicado = well-practised [well-practiced, -USA].
    * bien preparado = well-trained, well-prepared.
    * bien presentado = well-presented, well-rendered.
    * bien producido = well-produced, well-made.
    * bien proporcionado = shapely [shapelier -comp., shapeliest -sup.].
    * bien provisto = well-endowed.
    * bien provisto (de) = well-stocked (with).
    * bien público = public good, commonwealth.
    * bien recibido = welcome.
    * bien reconocido = well-recognised [well-recognized].
    * bien redondito = well-rounded.
    * bien remunerado = well-paid.
    * bien representado = well represented, well-rendered.
    * bien seleccionado = well-chosen, well-selected.
    * bien sincronizado = well-synchronised [well-synchronized, -USA].
    * bien surtido (de) = well-stocked (with).
    * bien testado = well-tested.
    * bien tratado = well represented.
    * bien uniformado = well-uniformed.
    * bien ventilado = airy [airier -comp., airiest -sup.].
    * bien vestido = well-dressed, dapper.
    * bien visto = welcome.
    * caerse bien = hit it off.
    * cambiar Algo para bien = turn + Nombre + into a good thing.
    * cambiar para bien = change for + the better.
    * casar bien = fit in + well.
    * comenzar bien = get off to + a (good/great) start, make + a good start.
    * comprender bien = be clear in your mind.
    * comprenderse bien = be well understood.
    * conservarse bien = keep + well.
    * cosas + ir bien = things + go well.
    * creer que estar bien = feel + right.
    * cuatro verdades bien dichas = home truth.
    * dársele Algo bien a Uno = be good at.
    * dársele a Uno bien las plantas = have + a green thumb, have + green fingers.
    * dejar bien claro = make + it + crystal clear, make + Reflexivo + crystal clear.
    * desempeñar bien una función = perform + well.
    * despedirse de Alguien deseándole que todo vaya bien = wish + well.
    * el bien de = the good of.
    * empezar a ir bien = fall into + place.
    * estar bien = be okay, be in good shape, be in good health.
    * estar bien de salud = be in good health.
    * estar bien encaminado = be on the right track.
    * estar bien pensado = be carefully thought out.
    * funcionar bien = be in order.
    * gente bien = well-to-do, well-off.
    * hablar muy bien de = rant and rave.
    * hablarse bien de Algo o Alguien = be well spoken of.
    * hacer Algo muy bien = do + an excellent job of, make + an excellent job of.
    * hacer bien = do + good.
    * hacerlo bien = put + matters + right, be right on track.
    * hacer sentir bien = make + Nombre + feel good.
    * hasta ahora, todo bien = so far, so good.
    * haz el bien y no mires a quién = cast your bread upon the waters.
    * impuesto de bienes inmuebles (IBI) = property tax.
    * ir bien = go + well, do + well, go + strong.
    * ir bien encaminado = be on the right track.
    * ir todo bien = be fine.
    * jugar bien + Posesivo + baza = play + Posesivo + cards right.
    * jugar bien + Posesivo + cartas = play + Posesivo + cards right.
    * llevarlo bien = take it in + Posesivo + stride.
    * llevarse bien = get along, on good terms.
    * llevarse bien con Alguien = get on with + Pronombre Personal.
    * lo que está bien y lo que está mal = rights and wrongs.
    * mantener los ojos bien abiertos = keep + Posesivo + eyes (wide) open, keep + Posesivo + eyes peeled, keep + Posesivo + eyes skinned.
    * mantenerse bien = keep + well.
    * marchar bien = go + strong.
    * más bien = if you like, instead.
    * más bien bajo = shortish.
    * más bien pequeño = smallish.
    * más bien todo lo contrario = quite the opposite, quite the contrary, quite the reverse.
    * masticar bien = chew up.
    * mirándolo bien = all things considered.
    * muy bien = nicely.
    * ¡muy bien! = the way to go!.
    * muy bien pagado = highly paid.
    * muy bien + podría + Verbo = might + well + Verbo.
    * muy bien + puede + Verbo = may well + Verbo.
    * muy bien remunerado = highly paid.
    * no caer bien = not take + kindly to.
    * no estar bien equilibrado = skew.
    * no hay mal que por bien no venga = to every cloud, there is a silver lining.
    * no hay mal que por bien no venga = every cloud has a silver lining, be a blessing in disguise.
    * no importa lo bien = no matter how well.
    * no muy bien informado = not-too-well-informed.
    * no ser bien visto = be in the doghouse.
    * no tomárselo bien = not take + kindly to.
    * pago único y bien grande = fat lump sum.
    * para bien = for the best, for the better.
    * para bien de = in the best interests of, for the good of.
    * para bien de Alguien = in + Posesivo + best interest.
    * para bien o para mal = for better or (for) worse, for good or (for) ill, for good or (for) evil.
    * para el bien de = for the benefit of.
    * para + Posesivo + propio bien = for + Posesivo + own good.
    * parecer bien = be all right with + Persona.
    * pasarlo bien = have + fun, be a great time.
    * pasárselo bien = have + a good time, have + a great time.
    * pasárselo la mar de bien = have + a whale of a time, have + a great time.
    * persona que duerme bien = good sleeper.
    * por ahora todo va bien = so far, so good.
    * por el bien del saber = for knowledge's sake.
    * puede muy bien ser = could well be.
    * puede muy bien ser que = it may well be that.
    * puede que al final sea para bien = be a blessing in disguise.
    * pues bien = well.
    * que bota bien = bouncy [bouncier -comp., bounciest -sup.].
    * que no ajusta bien = ill-fitting.
    * que no cierra bien = leaky [leakier -comp., leakiest -sup], leaking.
    * que no queda bien = ill-fitting.
    * que rebota bien = bouncy [bouncier -comp., bounciest -sup.].
    * recibir bien = welcome.
    * recibir bien una iniciativa = welcome + initiative.
    * salir bien = go + well.
    * salir bien al final = turn out + right in the end.
    * salir todo bien = land on + Posesivo + (own two) feet.
    * seguir haciéndolo bien = keep up + the good work.
    * seguir trabajando bien = keep up + the good work.
    * sentar bien a Alguien = look + good on + Nombre.
    * sentirse bien = feel + good, wellness, feel + right, get + high.
    * sentirse bien con Uno mismo = feel + right.
    * ser algo bien conocido que = it + be + a (well)-known fact that.
    * ser algo (muy) bien sabido que = it + be + a (well)-known fact that.
    * ser por el bien de Alguien = be to + Posesivo + advantage.
    * estar suficientemente bien + Participio Pasado = be sufficiently well + Participio Pasado.
    * ser suficientemente bien + Participio Pasado = be sufficiently well + Participio Pasado.
    * ser un hecho bien conocido que = it + be + a (well)-known fact that.
    * ser un hecho bien sabido que = it + be + a (well)-known fact that.
    * servir muy bien = take + Nombre + a long way.
    * si bien es cierto que = albeit (that).
    * sin bien se mira = all things considered.
    * sino más bien = rather.
    * sino (que) más bien = but rather.
    * todo ir bien = all + be + well with the world.
    * tomárselo bien = take it in + Posesivo + stride.
    * un trabajo bien hecho = a job well done.
    * usar Algo bien = put to + good use.
    * venir bien = be none the worse for (that), suit + best.
    * venir muy bien = fit + the bill.
    * ver bien = welcome.

    Spanish-English dictionary > bien1

  • 5 cierto1

    1 = true [truer -comp., truest -sup.].
    Ex. The Concise AACR2 by Michael Gorman is not a true abridged edition of the full edition, but rather a rewritten distillation of the essential rules and principles.
    ----
    * a ciencia cierta = for sure, for certain.
    * a cierta distancia = some distance away.
    * confirmar que se está en lo cierto = prove + Posesivo + point, make + Posesivo + case.
    * conocer a ciencia cierta = know for + certain, know for + sure, know for + a fact.
    * demostrar que se está en lo cierto = prove + Posesivo + point, make + Posesivo + case.
    * estar en lo cierto = hit + the truth.
    * lo cierto es que = fact is, the fact is (that).
    * por cierto = coincidentally, incidentally, by the way, anecdotally, by the by(e), speaking of which.
    * probar que se está en lo cierto = prove + Posesivo + point, make + Posesivo + case.
    * saber a ciencia cierta = know for + certain, know for + sure, know for + a fact.
    * saber a ciencia cierta que = know + for a fact that.
    * si bien es cierto que = albeit (that).

    Spanish-English dictionary > cierto1

  • 6 colonizar

    v.
    1 to colonize.
    2 to settle, to colonize, to populate, to colonise.
    * * *
    1 to colonize, settle
    * * *
    VT
    1) [+ país, territorio] to colonize
    2) (Bio) to colonize
    * * *
    verbo transitivo to colonize
    * * *
    = colonise [colonize, -USA], settle.
    Ex. These assumptions deny the fact that many indigenous peoples had highly developed civilizations, albeit that the form of their civilization may not have been recognized by the colonizing peoples.
    Ex. Chan illustrated 'Ghost Train', by Paul Yee, which honours the lives and souls of the Chinese who settled on the west coast of Canada.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo to colonize
    * * *
    = colonise [colonize, -USA], settle.

    Ex: These assumptions deny the fact that many indigenous peoples had highly developed civilizations, albeit that the form of their civilization may not have been recognized by the colonizing peoples.

    Ex: Chan illustrated 'Ghost Train', by Paul Yee, which honours the lives and souls of the Chinese who settled on the west coast of Canada.

    * * *
    colonizar [A4 ]
    vt
    ‹tierras deshabitadas› to colonize, settle; ‹territorio extranjero› to colonize; ‹pueblo/indígenas› to colonize
    * * *

    colonizar ( conjugate colonizar) verbo transitivo
    to colonize
    colonizar verbo transitivo to colonize: los pingüinos han colonizado esa parte de la isla, the penguins have settled on that part of the island
    ' colonizar' also found in these entries:
    English:
    colonize
    - settle
    - settlement
    - unsettled
    * * *
    to colonize
    * * *
    v/t colonize
    * * *
    colonizar {21} vt
    : to colonize, to settle

    Spanish-English dictionary > colonizar

  • 7 no

    adv.
    1 not.
    no sé I don't know
    no es fácil it's not easy, it isn't easy
    no tiene dinero he has no money, he hasn't got any money
    no veo nada I can't see anything
    todavía no not yet
    ¿has oído las noticias? — no have you heard the news? — no o no, I haven't
    ¿aprobó? — no did she pass? — no o no, she didn't
    ¿comen juntos? -- no siempre do they go for lunch together? -- not always
    no fumadores non-smokers
    2 no, not.
    intj.
    no, nah, no way, nay.
    m.
    no.
    * * *
    NO
    1 ( nordoeste) northwest; (símbolo) NW
    * * *
    adv.
    1) no, not
    2) non
    * * *
    ABR
    = noroeste NW
    * * *
    (= noroeste) NW
    * * *
    = by no means, NOT, nay, no, not.
    Nota: Negación usada con verbos; para los nombres, véase no.
    Ex. However, UDC is by no means always applied to this degree of detail in libraries.
    Ex. The Boolean logic operator NOT excludes records containing a particular word.
    Ex. Said another timidly, nay, sheepishly: 'You can see we need help, can't you Mr. Bibeau?'.
    Ex. In either case, the patient keys in the responses, which may be as simple as 'yes' or 'no'.
    Ex. The Boolean logic operator not excludes records containing a particular word.
    ----
    * alfabeto no romano = non-Roman alphabet.
    * aún no nacido = unborn.
    * aunque no lo creas = believe it or not.
    * base de datos no bibliográfica = non-bibliographic database.
    * catalogación no automatizada = non-computerised cataloguing.
    * con datos no pertinentes = dirty [dirtier -comp., dirtiest -sup.].
    * ¿de dónde si no...? = where else...?.
    * ¡Dios no lo quiera! = God forbid.
    * documento recuperado no pertinente = false drop.
    * el no va más = the be all and end all, the bee's knees.
    * el último pero no el menos importante = the last but by no means least.
    * encabezamiento no admitido = non-approved heading.
    * encabezamiento no específico = non-specific heading.
    * esto no quiere decir que = this is not to say that.
    * evaluación no intrusiva = unobtrusive evaluation.
    * información no codificada = non-coded information.
    * lo creas o no = believe it or not.
    * material no devuelto = non-return.
    * material no impreso = non-print [nonprint], non-print media.
    * modo no interactivo = non-interactive mode.
    * ¿no? = do you?, do you?.
    * no {predisponer} en contra = stay on + the right side of.
    * no abandonar = stick with, stand by.
    * no abrasivo = non-abrasive.
    * no aburrir a Alguien con todos los detalles = spare + Nombe + all the details.
    * no académico = non-academic.
    * no acentuado = unaccented.
    * no aceptar = disavow.
    * no aceptarse = go by + the board.
    * no aceptar un no por respuesta = not take + no for an answer.
    * no acercarse a = steer + clear of, stay away from, give + Nombre + a wide berth, steer away from.
    * no acercarse a Algo ni muerto = would not touch + Nombre + with a barge pole.
    * no ácido = acid-free.
    * no acostumbrado a = unfamiliar with.
    * no actual = non-current.
    * no actuando en capacidad de autor = non-authorial.
    * no actuar como se debe = be remiss.
    * no actuar correctamente = be remiss.
    * no actuar debidamente = be remiss.
    * no acudir = stay away.
    * no acuoso = non-aqueous.
    * no admitir discusión = be out of the question.
    * no adosado = detached.
    * no afectado = unaffected.
    * no afectar = be immune against, leave + unaffected.
    * no afiliado = unaffiliated.
    * no afín = nonrelative [non-relative].
    * no agobiarse = take + Posesivo + time.
    * no agravante = non-exacerbating.
    * no agrupado = unclustered.
    * no aguantar más = have had enough.
    * no aguantar ver Algo o Alguien = can't stand + sight.
    * no alcanzar a + Infinitivo (con mucho) = fall (far) short of + Gerundio.
    * no alergénico = non-allergenic.
    * no alfabetizado = non-literate.
    * no amante de la literatura = non-literary.
    * no americano = non-US, un-American.
    * no amortizable = irredeemable.
    * no analizado = unexamined.
    * no anclado = unanchored.
    * no andar con reparos = make + no bones about + Algo.
    * no andar con tapujos = make + no bones about + Algo.
    * no andar en nada bueno = be up to no good, get up to + no good.
    * no andar muy equivocado = be in the right realm.
    * no andarse con rodeos = call + a spade a spade.
    * no antes de = no sooner than.
    * no añorar el pasado = never + look back.
    * no aparecer = be not included.
    * no apartarse del buen camino = keep on + the right track.
    * no aprovechar Algo lo suficiente = under-exploit [underexploit].
    * no aprovechar el potencial = fall (far) short of + potential, fall (far) behind + potential.
    * no apto para menores = X-rated.
    * no arrepentirse = not look back, never + look back.
    * no arriesgarse = play it + safe.
    * no asignado = unallocated, unassigned.
    * no asistencia = non-attendance.
    * no asistente = non-attender [nonattender].
    * no asistir = stay away.
    * no atendido = unsatisfied.
    * no atreverse a = flinch at/from, have + no stomach for.
    * no atreverse a tratar = fear to + tread.
    * no auténtico = unauthentic.
    * no autorizado = unauthorised [unauthorized, -USA], unapproved.
    * no avanzar = tread + water.
    * no avanzar más = go + no further.
    * no bajarse del burro = stick to + Posesivo + guns.
    * no bastar = not be good enough.
    * no bibliográfico = non-book [nonbook], non-bibliographic, non-bibliographical.
    * no bibliotecario = non-librarian.
    * no británico = non-UK.
    * no buscarle las pulgas al perro = let + sleeping dogs lie.
    * no cabe ni un alfiler = no room to swing a cat.
    * no caber en sí de alegría = thrill + Nombre + to bits, be chuffed to bits, be tickled pink.
    * no cambiar = keep + it up, keep up + the good work, keep up + the great work, stand + pat.
    * no canjeable = irredeemable.
    * no cantante = nonsinger.
    * no cantes victoria antes de tiempo = don't count your chickens before they are hatched.
    * no captar la idea = miss + the point.
    * no ceder = stand + Posesivo + ground, put + Posesivo + foot down.
    * no ceder a las presiones = withstand + pressure.
    * no ceder terreno = stand + Posesivo + ground.
    * no centrado = unfocused [unfocussed].
    * no científico = unscientific.
    * no cobrado = uncollected.
    * no codificado = non-coded.
    * no coercitivo = non-coercive.
    * no coger Algo = go (way) over + Posesivo + head.
    * no coger por sorpresa = come as + no surprise.
    * no coincidente = ill matched.
    * no colar = Negativo + hold + water.
    * no comentado = unannotated.
    * no comercial = non-profit making, non-commercial [noncommercial].
    * no compatible = non-compatible.
    * no compensatorio = non-compensatory [noncompensatory].
    * no comprender = be beyond + Pronombre.
    * no comprobado = untested.
    * no comprometido = uncommitted.
    * no concebirse desde ningún punto de vista = be impossible under any hypothesis.
    * no concentrado = unfocused [unfocussed].
    * no concentrar el esfuerzo = spread + Nombre + thinly.
    * no concordar con = be at odds with.
    * no conducir a nada = be exercises in + futility.
    * no conductual = nonbehavioural [nonbehavioral, -USA].
    * no confirmado = unsubstantiated.
    * no conformarse con un no = not take + no for an answer.
    * no conmovedor = unmoving.
    * no conocer a Alguien de nada = not know + Pronombre + from Adam.
    * no conocer a Alguien para nada = not know + Pronombre + from Adam.
    * no conseguir nada = achieve + nothing.
    * no conseguir ni una cosa ni otra = fall (between/through) + the cracks.
    * no considerarse parte de = hold + Reflexivo + apart from.
    * no consumible = nonconsumptive.
    * no consumidor = nonconsumptive.
    * no contagioso = non-contagious.
    * no contaminado = untainted, uncontaminated.
    * no contar = be out of the picture.
    * no contar con = leave + Nombre + out of the picture, drop + Nombre + out of the picture.
    * no contar con la aprobación = frown on/upon.
    * no contencioso = non-contentious.
    * no convencional = non-conventional.
    * no convexo = nonconvex [non-convex].
    * no corregido = uncorrected.
    * no correlativo = non-consecutive.
    * no correr prisa = there + be + no hurry.
    * no corroborado = unsubstantiated.
    * no creerse Algo al pie de la letra = take + Nombre + with a pinch of salt.
    * no creerse Algo del todo = take + Nombre + with a pinch of salt.
    * no crítico = non-critical.
    * no cualificado = unskilled.
    * no cuestionarse la veracidad de Algo temporalmente = suspend + disbelief.
    * no cumplido = unfulfilled, unrealised [unrealized, -USA].
    * no cumplir = fall + short of, welsh on.
    * no cumplir con el plazo de publicación = miss + publication deadline.
    * no cumplir con + Posesivo + deber = be remiss.
    * no cumplir las expectativas = fall + short of expectations.
    * no cumplir lo esperado = fall + short of expectations.
    * no cumplir lo prometido = fall + short of + Posesivo + promise.
    * no cumplir una norma = fall (far) short of + norm.
    * no cumplir un objetivo = fall + short of goal.
    * no cumplir unos criterios = fall (far) short of + criteria.
    * no cumplir unos requisitos = fall + short of requirements.
    * no cursar una asignatura = skip + grades.
    * no dar crédito a = disbelief.
    * no dar crédito a + Posesivo + oídos = not believe + Posesivo + ears.
    * no dar crédito a + Posesivo + ojos = not believe + Posesivo + eyes.
    * no dar fruto = come to + nothing.
    * no darle demasiada importancia a Algo = think + little of.
    * no darle demasiada importancia a + Infinitivo = think + nothing of + Gerundio.
    * no darle importancia a = think + very little about/of.
    * no dar más de sí = stretch + Nombre + to the limit, overstretch.
    * no dar ningún resultado = give + zero results, be of no avail, be to no avail.
    * no darse cuenta de = sneak under + the radar, go + unnoticed.
    * no darse de cuenta de = be blind to.
    * no darse por vencido fácilmente = not take + no for an answer.
    * no dar una impresión clara = send + mixed signals.
    * no debemos + Infinitivo = let us not + Infinitivo.
    * no deber nada = pay + Posesivo + dues.
    * no + deber + sorprender que = it + be + not surprising that.
    * no debes juzgar un libro por el color de sus pastas = don't judge a book by its cover, don't judge a book by its cover.
    * no debidamente reconocido = unsung.
    * no decir a Alguien lo que está ocurriendo = leave + Nombre + in the dark.
    * no decir nada = keep + quiet.
    * no decir nada a nadie = lips + seal.
    * no decir nada nuevo = much ado about nothing.
    * no decir palabrotas = watch + Posesivo + mouth.
    * no de comportamiento = nonbehavioural [nonbehavioral, -USA].
    * no de conducta = nonbehavioural [nonbehavioral, -USA].
    * no decreciente = non-decreasing.
    * no dedicado a la investigación = non-research.
    * no definido = unstated.
    * no definirse = sit on + the fence.
    * no dejar a nadie fuera = inclusivity.
    * no dejar de enviar + Nombre = keep + Nombre + coming.
    * no dejar de mandar + Nombre = keep + Nombre + coming.
    * no dejar duda = leave + little doubt.
    * no dejar entrar = turn + Nombre + away, keep out.
    * no dejar ninguna duda = leave + no doubt.
    * no dejar ni un cabo suelto = tie up + all the loose ends.
    * no dejar pasar = keep out.
    * no dejar pasar la oportunidad = ride + the wave.
    * no dejar títere con cabeza = turn + everything upside down.
    * no deliberado = unintentional.
    * no del todo maduro = underripe.
    * no democrático = undemocratic.
    * no desanimarse = keep + Posesivo + chin up.
    * no descansar en + Posesivo + tumba = spin + in + Posesivo + grave.
    * no descriptor = non-descriptor.
    * no deseado = unwanted, undesired, uninvited.
    * no desfallecer = keep up.
    * no desgastarse fácilmente = wear + well.
    * no desglosable = unbreakable.
    * no desmerecer = compare + favourably.
    * no destructivo = non-destructive.
    * no desvelar + Posesivo + identidad = protect + Posesivo + identity.
    * no determinista = nondeterministic [non-deterministic].
    * no devolverse = be non-refundable.
    * no diferenciador = nondistinctive.
    * no diferenciarse de = be nothing short of.
    * no digno de confianza = untrustworthy.
    * no discapacitado = able-bodied.
    * no disciplinario = impunitive.
    * no discriminatorio con respecto al sexo = gender neutral.
    * no disponible = not applicable [N/A].
    * no disponible para el préstamo = not-loanable.
    * no dispuesto = unprepared.
    * no distinguir entre... y... = make + little distinction between... and....
    * no distintivo = nondistinctive.
    * no distribuido = undelivered, undelivered.
    * no docente = non-teaching.
    * no económico = non-economic [noneconomic].
    * no educativo = non-teaching, non-educational.
    * no efímero = non-volatile [nonvolatile].
    * no eléctrico = nonelectrical [non-electrical].
    * no encontrar nada + Adjetivo = find far from + Adjetivo.
    * no encontrar ni el pie ni la cabeza = can't make head(s) or tail(s) of.
    * no encontrar palabras = be at a loss for words, be lost for words.
    * no en inglés = non-English.
    * no entender = be beyond + Pronombre.
    * no entender Algo = go (way) over + Posesivo + head.
    * no entender lo esencial = miss + the point.
    * no entender ni una papa de = can't make head(s) or tail(s) of.
    * no entendido por la materia = outsider.
    * no entregado = undelivered.
    * no envío = non-shipment.
    * no epiléptico = non-epileptic.
    * no es asombroso que = not surprisingly, unsurprisingly.
    * no escatimar = unstinting.
    * no escatimar dinero = lavish + money.
    * no escatimar gastos = go to + town on, lash out (on).
    * no escrito = unwritten.
    * no es de extrañar que = no wonder that, small wonder that.
    * no es de sorprender que = not surprisingly, unsurprisingly.
    * no esencial = non-essential [nonessential].
    * no es lo mismo en el caso de = the same is not true (for/of/with).
    * no especialista = non-expert [nonexpert].
    * no especializado = broader-based.
    * no especificar = leave + undefined.
    * no está claro todavía = the jury is still out (on).
    * no esta disponible = be down.
    * no estándar = non-standard [nonstandard].
    * no estar + Adjetivo + en absoluto = be far from + Adjetivo.
    * no estar a la altura de las expectativas = fall below + expectations.
    * no estar a la altura de lo que se espera = fall below + expectations, be below par, be under par.
    * no estar al tanto de = be out of touch with.
    * no estar bien equilibrado = skew.
    * no estar contento = be unhappy.
    * no estar convencido = be dubious.
    * no estar coordinado con = be out of step with.
    * no estar de acuerdo = be at variance, disagree, beg to differ.
    * no estar de acuerdo (con) = disapprove (of).
    * no estar de acuerdo con la idea de = disapprove of + the idea of.
    * no estar de suerte = be out of luck.
    * no estar deteriorado = unimpaired.
    * no estar disponible = be unavailable.
    * no estar dispuesto a = be unwilling to, be negatively disposed to.
    * no estar documentado = be undocumented.
    * no estar en condiciones de = be unfit for.
    * no estar en el mejor momento de Uno = be past + Posesivo + best.
    * no estar en funcionamiento = be down.
    * no estar en plenitud de facultades = be past + Posesivo + best.
    * no estar en + Posesivo + cabales = insane.
    * no estar en sintonía con = be out of step with.
    * no estar expuesto al público = be out of the public eye.
    * no estar familiarizado con = be unfamiliar with.
    * no estar finalizado (con mucho) = fall (far) short of + completeness.
    * no estar incluido = be not included.
    * no estar muy católico = feel + bad.
    * no estar muy lejos de = be just one step away from.
    * no estar nada + Adjetivo = be anything but + Adjetivo.
    * no estar nunca satisfecho = enough + be + not/never + enough.
    * no estar presente en = be absent (from).
    * no estar relacionado con = be unrelated to.
    * no estar seguro = be uncertain.
    * no estar seguro de = be unsure about/of.
    * no estar utilizable = be down.
    * no es una ciencia exacta = not (exactly) rocket science.
    * no es un misterio = not (exactly) rocket science.
    * no exacerbado = non-exacerbating.
    * no examinado = unexamined.
    * no exclusivo = non-exclusive.
    * no excluyente = inclusive, socially-inclusive.
    * no existe = not applicable [N/A].
    * no existir = be out of the picture.
    * no existir como tal = there + be + no such thing as, there + be + no such thing as.
    * no existir límites = there + be + no limit.
    * no existir muchos indicios de que = there + be + little sign of.
    * no existir ningún indicio de que = there + be + no sign of.
    * no experto = non-expert [nonexpert].
    * no explorado = unexplored.
    * no explosivo = non-explosive.
    * no expresado = unspoken, unstated.
    * no expuesto a la luz = unexposed.
    * no falla = reliable.
    * no faltar el respeto = be civil towards.
    * no familiarizado con = unfamiliar with.
    * no ferroso = non-ferrous [nonferrous].
    * no fibroso = non-fibrous.
    * no figurar = be not included.
    * no fijado = non-net.
    * no fructificar = come to + nothing.
    * no fumador = non-smoker, non-smoking.
    * no funcionar = be out of order.
    * no funcionario = untenured, non-tenured.
    * no + Futuro = won't [will not].
    * no ganado = unearned.
    * no guardar relación con = be incommensurate with.
    * no gubernamental = non-government, non-governmental [nongovernmental].
    * no gustar = have + a dislike for, dislike, be uncomfortable + Gerundio, be uncomfortable with, feel + uncomfortable with, feel + uncomfortable + Gerundio.
    * no haber = be unavailable.
    * no haber consecuencias = nothing + come of.
    * no + haber + dos + Nombre que = no two + Nombre.
    * no haber duda de que = there + be + no doubt that.
    * no haber duda (que) = there + be + no question (that).
    * no haber forma de = there + be + no way.
    * no haber indicios de que = there + be + no indication that.
    * no haber límites = there + be + no limit.
    * no haber llegado todavía = be yet to come.
    * no haber manera de = there + be + no way.
    * no haber modo de = there + be + no means of.
    * no haber muchas señales de que = there + be + little sign of.
    * no + haber + nada como = there + be + nothing like.
    * no haber nada de verdad en = there + be + any/no truth to.
    * no + haber + nada malo en = there + be + nothing wrong in/with.
    * no haber palabras para describirlo = beggar + description.
    * no haber pero que valer = not take + no for an answer.
    * no haber prisa = there + be + no hurry.
    * no haber problemas = be fine.
    * no haber señal de que = there + be + no sign of.
    * no habiendo = in the absence of.
    * no hace falta decir que = it goes without saying that, needless to say.
    * no hace mucho = in the recent past.
    * no hace mucho tiempo = not so long ago.
    * no hacer Algo ni muerto = would not touch + Nombre + with a barge pole.
    * no hacer Algo por cobardía = wimp out (on), wimp, chicken out (on/of).
    * no hacer Algo por miedo = wimp out (on), wimp, chicken out (on/of).
    * no hacer caso = brush aside.
    * no hacer caso a = turn + Posesivo + back on.
    * no hacer caso de = slight.
    * no hacer los deberes = be asleep at the wheel.
    * no hacer más que = do + no more than.
    * no hacer nada = vegetate, veg out.
    * no hacer nada al respecto = leave + unchecked.
    * no hacer nada de particular = do + nothing in particular.
    * no hacer ninguna gracia = not take + kindly to.
    * no hacer ningún cambio = stand + pat.
    * no hacer otra cosa que = do + nothing but.
    * no hacer sino = do + no more than.
    * no hay = there ain't [there aren't/isn't].
    * no hay dos sin tres = things + come in threes.
    * no hay duda de que = undoubtedly.
    * no hay escapatoria = needs must when the devil drives.
    * no hay forma de que = for the life of me.
    * no hay límite(s) = the sky is the limit.
    * no hay mal que por bien no venga = every cloud has a silver lining, be a blessing in disguise, to every cloud, there is a silver lining.
    * no hay manera de que = for the life of me.
    * no hay más remedio = needs must when the devil drives.
    * no hay modo de que = for the life of me.
    * no hay nada como = nothing beats....
    * no hay nada imposible = all bets are off.
    * no hay nada mejor que = nothing beats....
    * no hay nada oculto = what you see is what you get.
    * no hay + Nombre + que sean = no + Nombre + be.
    * no higroscópico = non-hygroscopic.
    * no hindú = non-Hindu.
    * no homosexual = straight man.
    * no humano = non-human [nonhuman].
    * no hurgar en la herida = let + sleeping dogs lie.
    * no idéntico = non-identical.
    * no identificado = unnamed.
    * no idoneidad = unsuitability.
    * no impacientarse con = bear with + Pronombre.
    * no importa = never mind, regardless of, whatever.
    * no importa + Adjetivo/Adverbio + que seaAdjetivo/Adverbio + que sea = however + Adjetivo/Adverbio.
    * no importa cómo = no matter how.
    * no importa lo + Adjetivo + que + Subjuntivo = no matter how + Adjetivo.
    * no importa lo bien = no matter how well.
    * No importa lo que se conoce, sino a quién se conoce = It's not what you know, but who you know.
    * no importa qué = whatever.
    * no importar = be all right with + Persona, make + no difference, cope with.
    * no importar Algo a Alguien = think + little of.
    * no importar en absoluto = have + no qualms about.
    * no importar + Infinitivo = think + nothing of + Gerundio.
    * no importar lo más mínimo = could not care less.
    * no importar lo que + pensar de = whatever + Pronombre + make of.
    * no importar nada = not give a damn, not give a shit, not give a fuck.
    * no importa si... o = no matter whether... or.
    * no impreso = unprinted.
    * no incluido = unlisted.
    * no incluye = exclusive of.
    * no indicado = unstated.
    * no + Indicativo = fail to + Infinitivo.
    * no + Infinitivo = failure to + Infinitivo.
    * no infringir las leyes = stay on + the right side of the law, keep on + the right side of the law.
    * no ingresado = unearned.
    * no inmiscuirse en = remain + uninvolved in, stay away from.
    * no inmutarse = not bat an eyelid, not bat an eyelash, keep + a stiff upper lip.
    * no inscripción = non-registration.
    * no intencional = non-intentional.
    * no interactivo = non-interactive.
    * no interesar = can't/couldn't be bothered.
    * no intervencionista = hands-off, isolationist.
    * no intrusivo = nonobtrusive.
    * no invasivo = noninvasive [non-invasive].
    * no invitado = uninvited.
    * no invitados, los = uninvited, the.
    * no involucrado = uninvolved.
    * no jerárquico = non-hierarchical.
    * no lector = non-reader [nonreader].
    * no letal = non-lethal.
    * no levantarse hasta tarde = have + a lie-in.
    * no librario = non-book [nonbook].
    * no lineal = nonlinear [non-linear].
    * no linealidad = nonlinearity [no-linearity].
    * no listo = unready.
    * no literario = unliterary, non-literary.
    * no llegar a = stop + short of, fall + short of.
    * no llegar a entender = miss + the mark, miss + the point.
    * no llegar a + Infinitivo (con mucho) = fall (far) short of + Gerundio.
    * no llegar a un ideal = fall + short of ideal.
    * no llevar a ninguna parte = achieve + nothing, go + nowhere.
    * no llevar a ningún fin = beat + a dead horse, flog + a dead horse, fart + in the wind.
    * no llevar a ningún sitio = go + nowhere.
    * no lo bastante lejos = not far enough.
    * no lo dudes = take it from me.
    * no lucrativo = non-profit [nonprofit], non-profit making.
    * no manifiesto = undeclared.
    * no MARC = non-MARC.
    * no más que = in any more than.
    * no materializarse = fall through.
    * Nombre + no tardará mucho en = it won't be long before + Nombre.
    * Nombre + no tardó mucho en = it wasn't long before + Nombre.
    * no médico = non-clinical.
    * no merecer la pena = be no good.
    * no merecerse Algo = be unworthy of.
    * no meterse en líos = keep out of + trouble.
    * no meterse en problemas = keep out of + trouble.
    * no miel sin hiel = no pain, no gain.
    * no miembro = non-member [nonmember].
    * no militar = nonmilitary.
    * no monográfico = non-monographic.
    * no morderse la lengua = call + a spade a spade.
    * no moverse = stay + put.
    * no mucho después = not long after.
    * no musical = non-musical.
    * no muy acertado = wide of the mark.
    * no muy apropiado = wide of the mark.
    * no muy bien informado = not-too-well-informed.
    * no muy despierto = slow.
    * no muy lejos = within easy travelling distance, not far behind, not far off, not far away, not far, not too far.
    * no muy listos, los = none-too-bright, the.
    * no nacido = unborn.
    * no necesitar mantenimiento = maintenance-free.
    * no nombrado = unnamed.
    * no nórdico = non-Nordic.
    * no obstaculizar = be out of the way of.
    * no obstante = albeit (that), however, nevertheless, nonetheless, still, yet, notwithstanding, none the less, though, that being said, all this said, when all is said and done.
    * no occidental = non-Western.
    * no ocultar las preferencias de Uno sobre Algo = make + no bones about + Algo.
    * no oficial = non-government.
    * no olvidar = bear in + mind, be aware of.
    * no ordenado = unsorted.
    * no orgánico = non-organic.
    * no parar mucho en un sitio = live out of + a suitcase.
    * no parecer que = there + be + no sign of, there + be + little sign of.
    * no parecerse en nada a = be nothing like.
    * no parecerse ni por asomo = different as night and day.
    * no parecer Uno Mismo = be out of character.
    * no participar = be out of the picture.
    * no participar en = be uninvolved in, remain + uninvolved in.
    * no partidista = non-partisan [nonpartisan].
    * no pasar mucho tiempo antes de que + Subjuntivo = be not long before + Indicativo.
    * no patentado = non-proprietary.
    * no pegar ni con cola = stick out like + a sore thumb.
    * no pensar en otra cosa que = be wrapped up in.
    * no pensar más en Algo = dismiss from + Posesivo + mind.
    * no pensar más que en = be wrapped up in.
    * no percatarse de = be blind to.
    * no percatarse de la importancia de Algo = have + no feeling for.
    * no perder de vista = keep + an eye on, keep + a beady eye on, keep in + sight.
    * no perder el ánimo = keep + Posesivo + chin up.
    * no perder el control = stay on top of, stay on + top of things, be on top of things.
    * no perder el trabajo = stay in + work.
    * no perder la cabeza = keep + a cool head, remain + cool-headed, play it + cool.
    * no perder la calma = keep + a cool head, remain + cool-headed, play it + cool.
    * no perderse = keep on + the right track.
    * no perderse en/por = find + Posesivo + way round/through.
    * no perderse mucho, no perderse nada = be no great loss.
    * no perderse nada = be no great loss.
    * no perfumado = non-scented.
    * no periódico = non-periodical.
    * no permitir = disallow.
    * no pertenecer a = have + no place in.
    * no perteneciente a la Comunidad Europea = non-EC.
    * no perteneciente al juzgado = out-of-court.
    * no pestañear = not bat an eyelid, not bat an eyelash.
    * no pillar Algo = go (way) over + Posesivo + head.
    * no pillar la idea = miss + the point.
    * no planificado = unplanned.
    * no poder = be unable to, cannot, can't [cannot].
    * no poder aguantar a Alguien = have + it in for + Nombre.
    * no poder conciliar el sueño = have + trouble sleeping, have + trouble sleeping.
    * no poder darse el lujo de = ill afford.
    * no poder dejar de mencionar = cannot but notice.
    * no poder dejar de recalcar la importancia de Algo = cannot + give + too much emphasis + to the importance of, the importance of + Nombre + cannot be stressed too strongly.
    * no poder dormir = sleeplessness.
    * no poder estarse quieto = have + the fidgets, fidget.
    * no poder evitar + Infinitivo = cannot help + Gerundio, cannot help but + Verbo.
    * no poder evitar mencionar = cannot but notice.
    * no poder hacer más que = do + little more than.
    * no poder permitirse = ill afford.
    * no poder permitirse el lujo de = ill afford.
    * no poder quitarse Algo de la cabeza = can't get it out of my mind.
    * no poderse buscar = be unsearchable.
    * no poderse negar que = there + be + no denying that.
    * no poder sino + Infinitivo = cannot help but + Verbo.
    * no poder ver a Alguien = have + it in for + Nombre.
    * no poder ver Algo o Alguien = can't stand + sight.
    * no polémico = non-controversial [noncontroversial], non-contentious.
    * no poner en duda = be unquestioned.
    * ¡No, por lo que más quieras! = Not on your life!.
    * no precipitarse = keep + a cool head, play it + cool.
    * no predisponer a Alguien en contra = keep on + the right side of.
    * no preguntes porque no te puedo decir la verdad = ask no questions and hear no lies.
    * no preocuparse que = rest + assured that.
    * no preparado = uninformed, unready, unprepared.
    * no presentado a examen = absent from exam.
    * no prestar atención = disregard, overlook, close + the door on, go + unheeded, fly in + the face of.
    * no prestar atención al hecho de que = overlook + the fact that.
    * no prestar la suficiente atención = give + short shrift.
    * no pretender ser = make + no claim to.
    * no probado = untested.
    * no procesado = unprocessed.
    * no profesional = non-professional [nonprofessional].
    * no programador = non-programmer.
    * no prolongado = unsustained.
    * no pronunciado = undelivered.
    * no prosperar = fall by + the wayside.
    * no provocado = unprovoked.
    * no publicado = unpublished.
    * no público = non-public.
    * no pude evitar notar que = couldn't help but notice (that).
    * no puedo aguantarlo = can't take it.
    * no puedo comprender = I can't get over.
    * no puedo entender cómo = can't get over how.
    * no quebrar = stay in + business.
    * no quedarse ahí = there + be + more to it than that.
    * no querer saber más nada de = drop + Nombre + like a hot potato, drop + Nombre + like a hot brick.
    * no querer saber nada de = want + nothing to do with.
    * no querer tener nada que ver con Algo = would not touch + Nombre + with a barge pole.
    * no querer tener nada que ver con = want + nothing to do with.
    * no racial = colour-blind.
    * no racista = race-neutral.
    * no realizado = unfulfilled, unrealised [unrealized, -USA].
    * no recargado = uncluttered.
    * no reciclable = non-recyclable.
    * no recogido = uncollected.
    * no recompensado = unrewarded.
    * no reconocido = unacknowledged, unrecognised [unrecognized, -USA].
    * no recopilado = uncollected.
    * no redimido = unredeemed.
    * no reembolsable = non-repayable, non-refundable.
    * no registrado = unlisted, unaffiliated.
    * no reglamentado = unregulated.
    * no regulado = unregulated.
    * no relacionado = unrelated, nonrelative [non-relative].
    * no relacionados entre sí = unrelated.
    * no relativo = nonrelative [non-relative].
    * no relevante = non-relevant.
    * no remunerado = unpaid, unsalaried, non-paying, unremunerated, non-remunerated.
    * no renovable = non-renewable.
    * no renovado = unrenewed.
    * no rentable = uneconomic, unprofitable.
    * no reparar en gastos = go to + town on, lash out (on).
    * no repartido = undelivered.
    * no representativo = unrepresentative.
    * no restrictivo = non-restrictive.
    * no restringido = non-restrictive, unconfined.
    * no resuelto = unresolved.
    * no resultar fácil = not be easy.
    * no retirado = uncollected.
    * * *
    (= noroeste) NW
    * * *
    no {predisponer} en contra
    (v.) = stay on + the right side of

    Ex: Many of the stories told about fairies seem to be cautionary tales, showing that they can be very helpful, as long as you stay on the right side of them.

    = by no means, NOT, nay, no, not.
    Nota: Negación usada con verbos; para los nombres, véase no.

    Ex: However, UDC is by no means always applied to this degree of detail in libraries.

    Ex: The Boolean logic operator NOT excludes records containing a particular word.
    Ex: Said another timidly, nay, sheepishly: 'You can see we need help, can't you Mr. Bibeau?'.
    Ex: In either case, the patient keys in the responses, which may be as simple as 'yes' or 'no'.
    Ex: The Boolean logic operator not excludes records containing a particular word.
    * alfabeto no romano = non-Roman alphabet.
    * aún no nacido = unborn.
    * aunque no lo creas = believe it or not.
    * base de datos no bibliográfica = non-bibliographic database.
    * catalogación no automatizada = non-computerised cataloguing.
    * con datos no pertinentes = dirty [dirtier -comp., dirtiest -sup.].
    * ¿de dónde si no...? = where else...?.
    * ¡Dios no lo quiera! = God forbid.
    * documento recuperado no pertinente = false drop.
    * el no va más = the be all and end all, the bee's knees.
    * el último pero no el menos importante = the last but by no means least.
    * encabezamiento no admitido = non-approved heading.
    * encabezamiento no específico = non-specific heading.
    * esto no quiere decir que = this is not to say that.
    * evaluación no intrusiva = unobtrusive evaluation.
    * información no codificada = non-coded information.
    * lo creas o no = believe it or not.
    * material no devuelto = non-return.
    * material no impreso = non-print [nonprint], non-print media.
    * modo no interactivo = non-interactive mode.
    * ¿no? = do you?, do you?.
    * no {predisponer} en contra = stay on + the right side of.
    * no abandonar = stick with, stand by.
    * no abrasivo = non-abrasive.
    * no aburrir a Alguien con todos los detalles = spare + Nombe + all the details.
    * no académico = non-academic.
    * no acentuado = unaccented.
    * no aceptar = disavow.
    * no aceptarse = go by + the board.
    * no aceptar un no por respuesta = not take + no for an answer.
    * no acercarse a = steer + clear of, stay away from, give + Nombre + a wide berth, steer away from.
    * no acercarse a Algo ni muerto = would not touch + Nombre + with a barge pole.
    * no ácido = acid-free.
    * no acostumbrado a = unfamiliar with.
    * no actual = non-current.
    * no actuando en capacidad de autor = non-authorial.
    * no actuar como se debe = be remiss.
    * no actuar correctamente = be remiss.
    * no actuar debidamente = be remiss.
    * no acudir = stay away.
    * no acuoso = non-aqueous.
    * no admitir discusión = be out of the question.
    * no adosado = detached.
    * no afectado = unaffected.
    * no afectar = be immune against, leave + unaffected.
    * no afiliado = unaffiliated.
    * no afín = nonrelative [non-relative].
    * no agobiarse = take + Posesivo + time.
    * no agravante = non-exacerbating.
    * no agrupado = unclustered.
    * no aguantar más = have had enough.
    * no aguantar ver Algo o Alguien = can't stand + sight.
    * no alcanzar a + Infinitivo (con mucho) = fall (far) short of + Gerundio.
    * no alergénico = non-allergenic.
    * no alfabetizado = non-literate.
    * no amante de la literatura = non-literary.
    * no americano = non-US, un-American.
    * no amortizable = irredeemable.
    * no analizado = unexamined.
    * no anclado = unanchored.
    * no andar con reparos = make + no bones about + Algo.
    * no andar con tapujos = make + no bones about + Algo.
    * no andar en nada bueno = be up to no good, get up to + no good.
    * no andar muy equivocado = be in the right realm.
    * no andarse con rodeos = call + a spade a spade.
    * no antes de = no sooner than.
    * no añorar el pasado = never + look back.
    * no aparecer = be not included.
    * no apartarse del buen camino = keep on + the right track.
    * no aprovechar Algo lo suficiente = under-exploit [underexploit].
    * no aprovechar el potencial = fall (far) short of + potential, fall (far) behind + potential.
    * no apto para menores = X-rated.
    * no arrepentirse = not look back, never + look back.
    * no arriesgarse = play it + safe.
    * no asignado = unallocated, unassigned.
    * no asistencia = non-attendance.
    * no asistente = non-attender [nonattender].
    * no asistir = stay away.
    * no atendido = unsatisfied.
    * no atreverse a = flinch at/from, have + no stomach for.
    * no atreverse a tratar = fear to + tread.
    * no auténtico = unauthentic.
    * no autorizado = unauthorised [unauthorized, -USA], unapproved.
    * no avanzar = tread + water.
    * no avanzar más = go + no further.
    * no bajarse del burro = stick to + Posesivo + guns.
    * no bastar = not be good enough.
    * no bibliográfico = non-book [nonbook], non-bibliographic, non-bibliographical.
    * no bibliotecario = non-librarian.
    * no británico = non-UK.
    * no buscarle las pulgas al perro = let + sleeping dogs lie.
    * no cabe ni un alfiler = no room to swing a cat.
    * no caber en sí de alegría = thrill + Nombre + to bits, be chuffed to bits, be tickled pink.
    * no cambiar = keep + it up, keep up + the good work, keep up + the great work, stand + pat.
    * no canjeable = irredeemable.
    * no cantante = nonsinger.
    * no cantes victoria antes de tiempo = don't count your chickens before they are hatched.
    * no captar la idea = miss + the point.
    * no ceder = stand + Posesivo + ground, put + Posesivo + foot down.
    * no ceder a las presiones = withstand + pressure.
    * no ceder terreno = stand + Posesivo + ground.
    * no centrado = unfocused [unfocussed].
    * no científico = unscientific.
    * no cobrado = uncollected.
    * no codificado = non-coded.
    * no coercitivo = non-coercive.
    * no coger Algo = go (way) over + Posesivo + head.
    * no coger por sorpresa = come as + no surprise.
    * no coincidente = ill matched.
    * no colar = Negativo + hold + water.
    * no comentado = unannotated.
    * no comercial = non-profit making, non-commercial [noncommercial].
    * no compatible = non-compatible.
    * no compensatorio = non-compensatory [noncompensatory].
    * no comprender = be beyond + Pronombre.
    * no comprobado = untested.
    * no comprometido = uncommitted.
    * no concebirse desde ningún punto de vista = be impossible under any hypothesis.
    * no concentrado = unfocused [unfocussed].
    * no concentrar el esfuerzo = spread + Nombre + thinly.
    * no concordar con = be at odds with.
    * no conducir a nada = be exercises in + futility.
    * no conductual = nonbehavioural [nonbehavioral, -USA].
    * no confirmado = unsubstantiated.
    * no conformarse con un no = not take + no for an answer.
    * no conmovedor = unmoving.
    * no conocer a Alguien de nada = not know + Pronombre + from Adam.
    * no conocer a Alguien para nada = not know + Pronombre + from Adam.
    * no conseguir nada = achieve + nothing.
    * no conseguir ni una cosa ni otra = fall (between/through) + the cracks.
    * no considerarse parte de = hold + Reflexivo + apart from.
    * no consumible = nonconsumptive.
    * no consumidor = nonconsumptive.
    * no contagioso = non-contagious.
    * no contaminado = untainted, uncontaminated.
    * no contar = be out of the picture.
    * no contar con = leave + Nombre + out of the picture, drop + Nombre + out of the picture.
    * no contar con la aprobación = frown on/upon.
    * no contencioso = non-contentious.
    * no convencional = non-conventional.
    * no convexo = nonconvex [non-convex].
    * no corregido = uncorrected.
    * no correlativo = non-consecutive.
    * no correr prisa = there + be + no hurry.
    * no corroborado = unsubstantiated.
    * no creerse Algo al pie de la letra = take + Nombre + with a pinch of salt.
    * no creerse Algo del todo = take + Nombre + with a pinch of salt.
    * no crítico = non-critical.
    * no cualificado = unskilled.
    * no cuestionarse la veracidad de Algo temporalmente = suspend + disbelief.
    * no cumplido = unfulfilled, unrealised [unrealized, -USA].
    * no cumplir = fall + short of, welsh on.
    * no cumplir con el plazo de publicación = miss + publication deadline.
    * no cumplir con + Posesivo + deber = be remiss.
    * no cumplir las expectativas = fall + short of expectations.
    * no cumplir lo esperado = fall + short of expectations.
    * no cumplir lo prometido = fall + short of + Posesivo + promise.
    * no cumplir una norma = fall (far) short of + norm.
    * no cumplir un objetivo = fall + short of goal.
    * no cumplir unos criterios = fall (far) short of + criteria.
    * no cumplir unos requisitos = fall + short of requirements.
    * no cursar una asignatura = skip + grades.
    * no dar crédito a = disbelief.
    * no dar crédito a + Posesivo + oídos = not believe + Posesivo + ears.
    * no dar crédito a + Posesivo + ojos = not believe + Posesivo + eyes.
    * no dar fruto = come to + nothing.
    * no darle demasiada importancia a Algo = think + little of.
    * no darle demasiada importancia a + Infinitivo = think + nothing of + Gerundio.
    * no darle importancia a = think + very little about/of.
    * no dar más de sí = stretch + Nombre + to the limit, overstretch.
    * no dar ningún resultado = give + zero results, be of no avail, be to no avail.
    * no darse cuenta de = sneak under + the radar, go + unnoticed.
    * no darse de cuenta de = be blind to.
    * no darse por vencido fácilmente = not take + no for an answer.
    * no dar una impresión clara = send + mixed signals.
    * no debemos + Infinitivo = let us not + Infinitivo.
    * no deber nada = pay + Posesivo + dues.
    * no + deber + sorprender que = it + be + not surprising that.
    * no debes juzgar un libro por el color de sus pastas = don't judge a book by its cover, don't judge a book by its cover.
    * no debidamente reconocido = unsung.
    * no decir a Alguien lo que está ocurriendo = leave + Nombre + in the dark.
    * no decir nada = keep + quiet.
    * no decir nada a nadie = lips + seal.
    * no decir nada nuevo = much ado about nothing.
    * no decir palabrotas = watch + Posesivo + mouth.
    * no de comportamiento = nonbehavioural [nonbehavioral, -USA].
    * no de conducta = nonbehavioural [nonbehavioral, -USA].
    * no decreciente = non-decreasing.
    * no dedicado a la investigación = non-research.
    * no definido = unstated.
    * no definirse = sit on + the fence.
    * no dejar a nadie fuera = inclusivity.
    * no dejar de enviar + Nombre = keep + Nombre + coming.
    * no dejar de mandar + Nombre = keep + Nombre + coming.
    * no dejar duda = leave + little doubt.
    * no dejar entrar = turn + Nombre + away, keep out.
    * no dejar ninguna duda = leave + no doubt.
    * no dejar ni un cabo suelto = tie up + all the loose ends.
    * no dejar pasar = keep out.
    * no dejar pasar la oportunidad = ride + the wave.
    * no dejar títere con cabeza = turn + everything upside down.
    * no deliberado = unintentional.
    * no del todo maduro = underripe.
    * no democrático = undemocratic.
    * no desanimarse = keep + Posesivo + chin up.
    * no descansar en + Posesivo + tumba = spin + in + Posesivo + grave.
    * no descriptor = non-descriptor.
    * no deseado = unwanted, undesired, uninvited.
    * no desfallecer = keep up.
    * no desgastarse fácilmente = wear + well.
    * no desglosable = unbreakable.
    * no desmerecer = compare + favourably.
    * no destructivo = non-destructive.
    * no desvelar + Posesivo + identidad = protect + Posesivo + identity.
    * no determinista = nondeterministic [non-deterministic].
    * no devolverse = be non-refundable.
    * no diferenciador = nondistinctive.
    * no diferenciarse de = be nothing short of.
    * no digno de confianza = untrustworthy.
    * no discapacitado = able-bodied.
    * no disciplinario = impunitive.
    * no discriminatorio con respecto al sexo = gender neutral.
    * no disponible = not applicable [N/A].
    * no disponible para el préstamo = not-loanable.
    * no dispuesto = unprepared.
    * no distinguir entre... y... = make + little distinction between... and....
    * no distintivo = nondistinctive.
    * no distribuido = undelivered, undelivered.
    * no docente = non-teaching.
    * no económico = non-economic [noneconomic].
    * no educativo = non-teaching, non-educational.
    * no efímero = non-volatile [nonvolatile].
    * no eléctrico = nonelectrical [non-electrical].
    * no encontrar nada + Adjetivo = find far from + Adjetivo.
    * no encontrar ni el pie ni la cabeza = can't make head(s) or tail(s) of.
    * no encontrar palabras = be at a loss for words, be lost for words.
    * no en inglés = non-English.
    * no entender = be beyond + Pronombre.
    * no entender Algo = go (way) over + Posesivo + head.
    * no entender lo esencial = miss + the point.
    * no entender ni una papa de = can't make head(s) or tail(s) of.
    * no entendido por la materia = outsider.
    * no entregado = undelivered.
    * no envío = non-shipment.
    * no epiléptico = non-epileptic.
    * no es asombroso que = not surprisingly, unsurprisingly.
    * no escatimar = unstinting.
    * no escatimar dinero = lavish + money.
    * no escatimar gastos = go to + town on, lash out (on).
    * no escrito = unwritten.
    * no es de extrañar que = no wonder that, small wonder that.
    * no es de sorprender que = not surprisingly, unsurprisingly.
    * no esencial = non-essential [nonessential].
    * no es lo mismo en el caso de = the same is not true (for/of/with).
    * no especialista = non-expert [nonexpert].
    * no especializado = broader-based.
    * no especificar = leave + undefined.
    * no está claro todavía = the jury is still out (on).
    * no esta disponible = be down.
    * no estándar = non-standard [nonstandard].
    * no estar + Adjetivo + en absoluto = be far from + Adjetivo.
    * no estar a la altura de las expectativas = fall below + expectations.
    * no estar a la altura de lo que se espera = fall below + expectations, be below par, be under par.
    * no estar al tanto de = be out of touch with.
    * no estar bien equilibrado = skew.
    * no estar contento = be unhappy.
    * no estar convencido = be dubious.
    * no estar coordinado con = be out of step with.
    * no estar de acuerdo = be at variance, disagree, beg to differ.
    * no estar de acuerdo (con) = disapprove (of).
    * no estar de acuerdo con la idea de = disapprove of + the idea of.
    * no estar de suerte = be out of luck.
    * no estar deteriorado = unimpaired.
    * no estar disponible = be unavailable.
    * no estar dispuesto a = be unwilling to, be negatively disposed to.
    * no estar documentado = be undocumented.
    * no estar en condiciones de = be unfit for.
    * no estar en el mejor momento de Uno = be past + Posesivo + best.
    * no estar en funcionamiento = be down.
    * no estar en plenitud de facultades = be past + Posesivo + best.
    * no estar en + Posesivo + cabales = insane.
    * no estar en sintonía con = be out of step with.
    * no estar expuesto al público = be out of the public eye.
    * no estar familiarizado con = be unfamiliar with.
    * no estar finalizado (con mucho) = fall (far) short of + completeness.
    * no estar incluido = be not included.
    * no estar muy católico = feel + bad.
    * no estar muy lejos de = be just one step away from.
    * no estar nada + Adjetivo = be anything but + Adjetivo.
    * no estar nunca satisfecho = enough + be + not/never + enough.
    * no estar presente en = be absent (from).
    * no estar relacionado con = be unrelated to.
    * no estar seguro = be uncertain.
    * no estar seguro de = be unsure about/of.
    * no estar utilizable = be down.
    * no es una ciencia exacta = not (exactly) rocket science.
    * no es un misterio = not (exactly) rocket science.
    * no exacerbado = non-exacerbating.
    * no examinado = unexamined.
    * no exclusivo = non-exclusive.
    * no excluyente = inclusive, socially-inclusive.
    * no existe = not applicable [N/A].
    * no existir = be out of the picture.
    * no existir como tal = there + be + no such thing as, there + be + no such thing as.
    * no existir límites = there + be + no limit.
    * no existir muchos indicios de que = there + be + little sign of.
    * no existir ningún indicio de que = there + be + no sign of.
    * no experto = non-expert [nonexpert].
    * no explorado = unexplored.
    * no explosivo = non-explosive.
    * no expresado = unspoken, unstated.
    * no expuesto a la luz = unexposed.
    * no falla = reliable.
    * no faltar el respeto = be civil towards.
    * no familiarizado con = unfamiliar with.
    * no ferroso = non-ferrous [nonferrous].
    * no fibroso = non-fibrous.
    * no figurar = be not included.
    * no fijado = non-net.
    * no fructificar = come to + nothing.
    * no fumador = non-smoker, non-smoking.
    * no funcionar = be out of order.
    * no funcionario = untenured, non-tenured.
    * no + Futuro = won't [will not].
    * no ganado = unearned.
    * no guardar relación con = be incommensurate with.
    * no gubernamental = non-government, non-governmental [nongovernmental].
    * no gustar = have + a dislike for, dislike, be uncomfortable + Gerundio, be uncomfortable with, feel + uncomfortable with, feel + uncomfortable + Gerundio.
    * no haber = be unavailable.
    * no haber consecuencias = nothing + come of.
    * no + haber + dos + Nombre que = no two + Nombre.
    * no haber duda de que = there + be + no doubt that.
    * no haber duda (que) = there + be + no question (that).
    * no haber forma de = there + be + no way.
    * no haber indicios de que = there + be + no indication that.
    * no haber límites = there + be + no limit.
    * no haber llegado todavía = be yet to come.
    * no haber manera de = there + be + no way.
    * no haber modo de = there + be + no means of.
    * no haber muchas señales de que = there + be + little sign of.
    * no + haber + nada como = there + be + nothing like.
    * no haber nada de verdad en = there + be + any/no truth to.
    * no + haber + nada malo en = there + be + nothing wrong in/with.
    * no haber palabras para describirlo = beggar + description.
    * no haber pero que valer = not take + no for an answer.
    * no haber prisa = there + be + no hurry.
    * no haber problemas = be fine.
    * no haber señal de que = there + be + no sign of.
    * no habiendo = in the absence of.
    * no hace falta decir que = it goes without saying that, needless to say.
    * no hace mucho = in the recent past.
    * no hace mucho tiempo = not so long ago.
    * no hacer Algo ni muerto = would not touch + Nombre + with a barge pole.
    * no hacer Algo por cobardía = wimp out (on), wimp, chicken out (on/of).
    * no hacer Algo por miedo = wimp out (on), wimp, chicken out (on/of).
    * no hacer caso = brush aside.
    * no hacer caso a = turn + Posesivo + back on.
    * no hacer caso de = slight.
    * no hacer los deberes = be asleep at the wheel.
    * no hacer más que = do + no more than.
    * no hacer nada = vegetate, veg out.
    * no hacer nada al respecto = leave + unchecked.
    * no hacer nada de particular = do + nothing in particular.
    * no hacer ninguna gracia = not take + kindly to.
    * no hacer ningún cambio = stand + pat.
    * no hacer otra cosa que = do + nothing but.
    * no hacer sino = do + no more than.
    * no hay = there ain't [there aren't/isn't].
    * no hay dos sin tres = things + come in threes.
    * no hay duda de que = undoubtedly.
    * no hay escapatoria = needs must when the devil drives.
    * no hay forma de que = for the life of me.
    * no hay límite(s) = the sky is the limit.
    * no hay mal que por bien no venga = every cloud has a silver lining, be a blessing in disguise, to every cloud, there is a silver lining.
    * no hay manera de que = for the life of me.
    * no hay más remedio = needs must when the devil drives.
    * no hay modo de que = for the life of me.
    * no hay nada como = nothing beats....
    * no hay nada imposible = all bets are off.
    * no hay nada mejor que = nothing beats....
    * no hay nada oculto = what you see is what you get.
    * no hay + Nombre + que sean = no + Nombre + be.
    * no higroscópico = non-hygroscopic.
    * no hindú = non-Hindu.
    * no homosexual = straight man.
    * no humano = non-human [nonhuman].
    * no hurgar en la herida = let + sleeping dogs lie.
    * no idéntico = non-identical.
    * no identificado = unnamed.
    * no idoneidad = unsuitability.
    * no impacientarse con = bear with + Pronombre.
    * no importa = never mind, regardless of, whatever.
    * no importa + Adjetivo/Adverbio + que seaAdjetivo/Adverbio + que sea = however + Adjetivo/Adverbio.
    * no importa cómo = no matter how.
    * no importa lo + Adjetivo + que + Subjuntivo = no matter how + Adjetivo.
    * no importa lo bien = no matter how well.
    * No importa lo que se conoce, sino a quién se conoce = It's not what you know, but who you know.
    * no importa qué = whatever.
    * no importar = be all right with + Persona, make + no difference, cope with.
    * no importar Algo a Alguien = think + little of.
    * no importar en absoluto = have + no qualms about.
    * no importar + Infinitivo = think + nothing of + Gerundio.
    * no importar lo más mínimo = could not care less.
    * no importar lo que + pensar de = whatever + Pronombre + make of.
    * no importar nada = not give a damn, not give a shit, not give a fuck.
    * no importa si... o = no matter whether... or.
    * no impreso = unprinted.
    * no incluido = unlisted.
    * no incluye = exclusive of.
    * no indicado = unstated.
    * no + Indicativo = fail to + Infinitivo.
    * no + Infinitivo = failure to + Infinitivo.
    * no infringir las leyes = stay on + the right side of the law, keep on + the right side of the law.
    * no ingresado = unearned.
    * no inmiscuirse en = remain + uninvolved in, stay away from.
    * no inmutarse = not bat an eyelid, not bat an eyelash, keep + a stiff upper lip.
    * no inscripción = non-registration.
    * no intencional = non-intentional.
    * no interactivo = non-interactive.
    * no interesar = can't/couldn't be bothered.
    * no intervencionista = hands-off, isolationist.
    * no intrusivo = nonobtrusive.
    * no invasivo = noninvasive [non-invasive].
    * no invitado = uninvited.
    * no invitados, los = uninvited, the.
    * no involucrado = uninvolved.
    * no jerárquico = non-hierarchical.
    * no lector = non-reader [nonreader].
    * no letal = non-lethal.
    * no levantarse hasta tarde = have + a lie-in.
    * no librario = non-book [nonbook].
    * no lineal = nonlinear [non-linear].
    * no linealidad = nonlinearity [no-linearity].
    * no listo = unready.
    * no literario = unliterary, non-literary.
    * no llegar a = stop + short of, fall + short of.
    * no llegar a entender = miss + the mark, miss + the point.
    * no llegar a + Infinitivo (con mucho) = fall (far) short of + Gerundio.
    * no llegar a un ideal = fall + short of ideal.
    * no llevar a ninguna parte = achieve + nothing, go + nowhere.
    * no llevar a ningún fin = beat + a dead horse, flog + a dead horse, fart + in the wind.
    * no llevar a ningún sitio = go + nowhere.
    * no lo bastante lejos = not far enough.
    * no lo dudes = take it from me.
    * no lucrativo = non-profit [nonprofit], non-profit making.
    * no manifiesto = undeclared.
    * no MARC = non-MARC.
    * no más que = in any more than.
    * no materializarse = fall through.
    * Nombre + no tardará mucho en = it won't be long before + Nombre.
    * Nombre + no tardó mucho en = it wasn't long before + Nombre.
    * no médico = non-clinical.
    * no merecer la pena = be no good.
    * no merecerse Algo = be unworthy of.
    * no meterse en líos = keep out of + trouble.
    * no meterse en problemas = keep out of + trouble.
    * no miel sin hiel = no pain, no gain.
    * no miembro = non-member [nonmember].
    * no militar = nonmilitary.
    * no monográfico = non-monographic.
    * no morderse la lengua = call + a spade a spade.
    * no moverse = stay + put.
    * no mucho después = not long after.
    * no musical = non-musical.
    * no muy acertado = wide of the mark.
    * no muy apropiado = wide of the mark.
    * no muy bien informado = not-too-well-informed.
    * no muy despierto = slow.
    * no muy lejos = within easy travelling distance, not far behind, not far off, not far away, not far, not too far.
    * no muy listos, los = none-too-bright, the.
    * no nacido = unborn.
    * no necesitar mantenimiento = maintenance-free.
    * no nombrado = unnamed.
    * no nórdico = non-Nordic.
    * no obstaculizar = be out of the way of.
    * no obstante = albeit (that), however, nevertheless, nonetheless, still, yet, notwithstanding, none the less, though, that being said, all this said, when all is said and done.
    * no occidental = non-Western.
    * no ocultar las preferencias de Uno sobre Algo = make + no bones about + Algo.
    * no oficial = non-government.
    * no olvidar = bear in + mind, be aware of.
    * no ordenado = unsorted.
    * no orgánico = non-organic.
    * no parar mucho en un sitio = live out of + a suitcase.
    * no parecer que = there + be + no sign of, there + be + little sign of.
    * no parecerse en nada a = be nothing like.
    * no parecerse ni por asomo = different as night and day.
    * no parecer Uno Mismo = be out of character.
    * no participar = be out of the picture.
    * no participar en = be uninvolved in, remain + uninvolved in.
    * no partidista = non-partisan [nonpartisan].
    * no pasar mucho tiempo antes de que + Subjuntivo = be not long before + Indicativo.
    * no patentado = non-proprietary.
    * no pegar ni con cola = stick out like + a sore thumb.
    * no pensar en otra cosa que = be wrapped up in.
    * no pensar más en Algo = dismiss from + Posesivo + mind.
    * no pensar más que en = be wrapped up in.
    * no percatarse de = be blind to.
    * no percatarse de la importancia de Algo = have + no feeling for.
    * no perder de vista = keep + an eye on, keep + a beady eye on, keep in + sight.
    * no perder el ánimo = keep + Posesivo + chin up.
    * no perder el control = stay on top of, stay on + top of things, be on top of things.
    * no perder el trabajo = stay in + work.
    * no perder la cabeza = keep + a cool head, remain + cool-headed, play it + cool.
    * no perder la calma = keep + a cool head, remain + cool-headed, play it + cool.
    * no perderse = keep on + the right track.
    * no perderse en/por = find + Posesivo + way round/through.
    * no perderse mucho, no perderse nada = be no great loss.
    * no perderse nada = be no great loss.
    * no perfumado = non-scented.
    * no periódico = non-periodical.
    * no permitir = disallow.
    * no pertenecer a = have + no place in.
    * no perteneciente a la Comunidad Europea = non-EC.
    * no perteneciente al juzgado = out-of-court.
    * no pestañear = not bat an eyelid, not bat an eyelash.
    * no pillar Algo = go (way) over + Posesivo + head.
    * no pillar la idea = miss + the point.
    * no planificado = unplanned.
    * no poder = be unable to, cannot, can't [cannot].
    * no poder aguantar a Alguien = have + it in for + Nombre.
    * no poder conciliar el sueño = have + trouble sleeping, have + trouble sleeping.
    * no poder darse el lujo de = ill afford.
    * no poder dejar de mencionar = cannot but notice.
    * no poder dejar de recalcar la importancia de Algo = cannot + give + too much emphasis + to the importance of, the importance of + Nombre + cannot be stressed too strongly.
    * no poder dormir = sleeplessness.
    * no poder estarse quieto = have + the fidgets, fidget.
    * no poder evitar + Infinitivo = cannot help + Gerundio, cannot help but + Verbo.
    * no poder evitar mencionar = cannot but notice.
    * no poder hacer más que = do + little more than.
    * no poder permitirse = ill afford.
    * no poder permitirse el lujo de = ill afford.
    * no poder quitarse Algo de la cabeza = can't get it out of my mind.
    * no poderse buscar = be unsearchable.
    * no poderse negar que = there + be + no denying that.
    * no poder sino + Infinitivo = cannot help but + Verbo.
    * no poder ver a Alguien = have + it in for + Nombre.
    * no poder ver Algo o Alguien = can't stand + sight.
    * no polémico = non-controversial [noncontroversial], non-contentious.
    * no poner en duda = be unquestioned.
    * ¡No, por lo que más quieras! = Not on your life!.
    * no precipitarse = keep + a cool head, play it + cool.
    * no predisponer a Alguien en contra = keep on + the right side of.
    * no preguntes porque no te puedo decir la verdad = ask no questions and hear no lies.
    * no preocuparse que = rest + assured that.
    * no preparado = uninformed, unready, unprepared.
    * no presentado a examen = absent from exam.
    * no prestar atención = disregard, overlook, close + the door on, go + unheeded, fly in + the face of.
    * no prestar atención al hecho de que = overlook + the fact that.
    * no prestar la suficiente atención = give + short shrift.
    * no pretender ser = make + no claim to.
    * no probado = untested.
    * no procesado = unprocessed.
    * no profesional = non-professional [nonprofessional].
    * no programador = non-programmer.
    * no prolongado = unsustained.
    * no pronunciado = undelivered.
    * no prosperar = fall by + the wayside.
    * no provocado = unprovoked.
    * no publicado = unpublished.
    * no público = non-public.
    * no pude evitar notar que = couldn't help but notice (that).
    * no puedo aguantarlo = can't take it.
    * no puedo comprender = I can't get over.
    * no puedo entender cómo = can't get over how.
    * no quebrar = stay in + business.
    * no quedarse ahí = there + be + more to it than that.
    * no querer saber más nada de = drop + Nombre + like a hot potato, drop + Nombre + like a hot brick.
    * no querer saber nada de = want + nothing to do with.
    * no querer tener nada que ver con Algo = would not touch + Nombre + with a barge pole.
    * no querer tener nada que ver con = want + nothing to do with.
    * no racial = colour-blind.
    * no racista = race-neutral.
    * no realizado = unfulfilled, unrealised [unrealized, -USA].
    * no recargado = uncluttered.
    * no reciclable = non-recyclable.
    * no recogido = uncollected.
    * no recompensado = unrewarded.
    * no reconocido = unacknowledged, unrecognised [unrecognized, -USA].
    * no recopilado = uncollected.
    * no redimido = unredeemed.
    * no reembolsable = non-repayable, non-refundable.
    * no registrado = unlisted, unaffiliated.
    * no reglamentado = unregulated.
    * no regulado = unregulated.
    * no relacionado = unrelated, nonrelative [non-relative].
    * no relacionados entre sí = unrelated.
    * no relativo = nonrelative [non-relative].
    * no relevante = non-relevant.
    * no remunerado = unpaid, unsalaried, non-paying, unremunerated, non-remunerated.
    * no renovable = non-renewable.
    * no renovado = unrenewed.
    * no rentable = uneconomic, unprofitable.
    * no reparar en gastos = go to + town on, lash out (on).
    * no repartido = undelivered.
    * no representativo = unrepresentative.
    * no restrictivo = non-restrictive.
    * no restringido = non-restrictive, unconfined.
    * no resuelto = unresolved.
    * no resultar fácil = not be easy.
    * no retirado = uncollected.

    * * *
    NO
    (= noroeste) [ Vocabulary notes (Spanish) ] NW
    * * *

     

    Multiple Entries:
    NO    
    no
    NO (
    noroeste) NW

    no adverbio
    a) ( como respuesta) no;

    (modificando adverbios, oraciones, verbos) not la negación de la mayoría de los verbos ingleses requiere el uso del auxiliar `do'
    ¿te gustó? — no did you like it? — no, I didn't;

    ¿vienes o no? are you coming or not?;
    no te preocupes don't worry;
    ¿por qué no quieres ir? — porque no why don't you want to go?I just don't

    no veo nada I can't see a thing o anything;

    no viene nunca she never comes

    está mejor ¿no? she's better, isn't she?;

    ha dimitido ¿no? he has resigned, hasn't he?

    se ganó la lotería — ¡no! he won the lottery — he didn't! o no!



    ¿te gustó? a mí no did you like it? I didn't
    f) (delante de n, adj, pp):


    la no violencia non-violence;
    un hijo no deseado an unwanted child
    ■ sustantivo masculino (pl
    noes) no

    no
    I adverbio
    1 (como respuesta) no: ¿quieres un poco?, - no, gracias, would you like a bit?, - no, thanks
    2 (en frases negativas) not: aún no está dormido, he isn't asleep yet
    hoy no es jueves, today isn't Thursday
    no, no iré, no, I will not go
    no tengo hambre, I am not hungry
    ¿por qué no?, why not?
    ya no fuma, she doesn't smoke any more
    3 (antepuesto a un nombre) la no colaboración se penalizará, non-collaboration will be penalized
    4 (con otros negativos) no diré nada, I won't say a single word
    no lo haré jamás, I'll never do it
    no sin antes..., not without first...
    5 (en advertencia, cartel) no fumar, no smoking
    6 (en preguntas retóricas o de confirmación) está enfadado, ¿no es así?, he is angry, isn't he?
    estoy guapa, ¿o no?, I'm smart, aren't I?
    firmarás el contrato, ¿no?, you'll sign the contract, won't you?
    ¿no nos presentaron el otro día?, weren't we introduced the other day?
    7 (para expresar un temor) llévate el paraguas, no sea que llueva, take your umbrella in case it rains
    II sustantivo masculino no: ¿es un no definitivo?, is that a definite no?

    'no' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    A
    - abandonar
    - abandonada
    - abandonado
    - abandonarse
    - abarcar
    - abarrotada
    - abarrotado
    - abasto
    - abatir
    - abatimiento
    - abonarse
    - abortar
    - abrir
    - abreviar
    - abrigar
    - absoluta
    - absolutamente
    - absoluto
    - abstraerse
    - abuela
    - abundar
    - aburrida
    - aburrido
    - abusar
    - acabar
    - acallar
    - acalorarse
    - acariciar
    - acaso
    - accesoria
    - accesorio
    - aceptar
    - acertada
    - acertado
    - achacar
    - achantarse
    - aclararse
    - aconsejar
    - actuación
    - actual
    - acudir
    - adelantar
    - adelante
    - adentro
    - adivinar
    - admitir
    - adónde
    - adorno
    - advertir
    English:
    abide
    - ablaze
    - able
    - about
    - absence
    - absent
    - accepted
    - accommodate
    - account
    - accountable
    - accustom
    - act on
    - action
    - actual
    - actually
    - add up
    - adequately
    - adjust
    - admit
    - admittance
    - advertise
    - advise
    - affair
    - afford
    - afraid
    - agree
    - agreement
    - albeit
    - alike
    - alive
    - all
    - alone
    - aloud
    - also
    - alternative
    - altogether
    - always
    - ambit
    - amiss
    - amusing
    - anathema
    - and
    - answer
    - answer back
    - antisexist
    - any
    - anybody
    - anything
    - anywhere
    - apart
    * * *
    NO (abrev de Noroeste)
    NW
    * * *
    NO
    abr (= noroeste) NW, Northwest
    * * *
    no adv
    1) : no
    ¿quieres ir al mercado? no, voy más tarde: do you want to go shopping? no, I'm going later
    2) : not
    ¡no hagas eso!: don't do that!
    creo que no: I don't think so
    3) : non-
    no fumador: non-smoker
    4)
    ¡como no! : of course!
    5)
    no bien : as soon as, no sooner
    * * *
    no adv
    ¿vienes? No are you coming? No
    ¡no a los accidentes! no more accidents!
    no toques eso don't touch that que no con verbos como creer, pensar, etc se puede traducir por un verbo negativo y so
    La doble negación en inglés equivale a una afirmación, así que con un solo negativo basta
    Si se emplea ¿no? para hacer una pregunta, en inglés se emplea una tag question
    fuiste al médico, ¿no? you went to the doctor's, didn't you?
    el martes es fiesta, ¿no? Tuesday is a holiday, isn't it?
    puedo ir, ¿no? I can go, can't I?

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  • 8 no obstante

    adv.
    nevertheless, however, none the less, nonetheless.
    conj.
    nevertheless, notwithstanding, however.
    prep.
    regardless of, in spite of, notwithstanding.
    * * *
    notwithstanding
    ————————
    1 nevertheless, however
    * * *
    = albeit (that), however, nevertheless, nonetheless, still, yet, notwithstanding, none the less, though, that being said, all this said, when all is said and done
    Ex. Present, classical catalog designs are elaborations, albeit considerable elaborations, of these sixteenth-century developments.
    Ex. However, one important feature to note about such systems is that many of them do not in fact organise knowledge or retrieve information.
    Ex. Nevertheless, some classes contain tables which may be used to extend the classes shown in the main schedules.
    Ex. Nonetheless, the editors and publisher agreed that the overall high level of the discussion justified the time, expense, and labor required to produce this work.
    Ex. This process is slow and the resulting picture is poor in detail; still, it does give another process of dry photography, in which the picture is finished as soon as it is taken.
    Ex. Yet even these indexes recognise some rules concerning the structure of headings.
    Ex. Notwithstanding these activities, the printed word remains an essential vehicle for transmitting information to both specialized and general audiences.
    Ex. These of course are everyday domestic problems, though none the less important to the enquirer.
    Ex. This is not to say, though, that in some countries the 'all' that is available to gather into a current national bibliography is only that which the ruling government approve of.
    Ex. That being said, every normal person can think of places we've worked where we were more like whiners than winners.
    Ex. All this said, he is a restless person, but in the active, productive sense rather than a fidget.
    Ex. When all is said and done, however, this great encyclopedia is now back on track after a period of confusion and frustration = No obstante, al final de cuentas esta gran enciclopedia vuelve a ser lo que era después de un periodo de confusión y frustración.
    * * *
    = albeit (that), however, nevertheless, nonetheless, still, yet, notwithstanding, none the less, though, that being said, all this said, when all is said and done

    Ex: Present, classical catalog designs are elaborations, albeit considerable elaborations, of these sixteenth-century developments.

    Ex: However, one important feature to note about such systems is that many of them do not in fact organise knowledge or retrieve information.
    Ex: Nevertheless, some classes contain tables which may be used to extend the classes shown in the main schedules.
    Ex: Nonetheless, the editors and publisher agreed that the overall high level of the discussion justified the time, expense, and labor required to produce this work.
    Ex: This process is slow and the resulting picture is poor in detail; still, it does give another process of dry photography, in which the picture is finished as soon as it is taken.
    Ex: Yet even these indexes recognise some rules concerning the structure of headings.
    Ex: Notwithstanding these activities, the printed word remains an essential vehicle for transmitting information to both specialized and general audiences.
    Ex: These of course are everyday domestic problems, though none the less important to the enquirer.
    Ex: This is not to say, though, that in some countries the 'all' that is available to gather into a current national bibliography is only that which the ruling government approve of.
    Ex: That being said, every normal person can think of places we've worked where we were more like whiners than winners.
    Ex: All this said, he is a restless person, but in the active, productive sense rather than a fidget.
    Ex: When all is said and done, however, this great encyclopedia is now back on track after a period of confusion and frustration = No obstante, al final de cuentas esta gran enciclopedia vuelve a ser lo que era después de un periodo de confusión y frustración.

    Spanish-English dictionary > no obstante

  • 9 obstante

    1 nevertheless, however
    1 in spite of, despite
    * * *

    no obstante —

    1. ADV
    1) (=sin embargo) nevertheless, however
    2) (=de todos modos) all the same
    2.
    PREP (=a pesar de) in spite of
    * * *

    no obstante — ( sin embargo) nevertheless, nonetheless; ( a pesar de) despite, in spite of

    * * *
    ----
    * no obstante = albeit (that), however, nevertheless, nonetheless, still, yet, notwithstanding, none the less, that being said, all this said, when all is said and done.
    * * *

    no obstante — ( sin embargo) nevertheless, nonetheless; ( a pesar de) despite, in spite of

    * * *
    * no obstante = albeit (that), however, nevertheless, nonetheless, still, yet, notwithstanding, none the less, that being said, all this said, when all is said and done.
    * * *
    A
    no obstante, se negó a recibirlos nevertheless o however, she refused to see them
    B
    no obstante ( loc prep) (a pesar de) despite, in spite of
    no obstante las protestas in spite of o despite the protests
    * * *

    obstante:


    ( a pesar de) despite, in spite of
    obstante (no)
    I conj nevertheless
    II adverbio in spite of, despite
    ' obstante' also found in these entries:
    English:
    albeit
    - as
    - however
    - nevertheless
    - nonetheless
    - notwithstanding
    - never
    * * *
    obstante: no obstante loc adv
    1. [sin embargo] nevertheless, however;
    no me parece el sitio indicado, no obstante, lo consideraré I don't think it's the most suitable place; nevertheless o all the same, I'll consider it
    2. [a pesar de] in spite of, despite;
    no obstante mis recelos, decidí hacer lo que sugería in spite of o despite my reservations, I decided to do as he suggested
    * * *
    :
    no obstante nevertheless, nonetheless
    * * *
    obstante conj
    no obstante : nevertheless, however
    obstante prep
    no obstante : in spite of, despite
    mantuvo su inocencia no obstante la evidencia: he maintained his innocence in spite of the evidence
    * * *
    no obstante (sin embargo) however / nevertheless

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  • 10 pesar1

    1 = grief, regret, chagrin, heartache.
    Ex. This paper discusses the ways in which books may be used to help bereaved children to understand death and other aspects of grief.
    Ex. Spalding's regret is quite understandable, for few of those seeking to identify particular editions in the catalog will fail to be confused by the results of this decision.
    Ex. Much to her nanny's surprise and chagrin, she was fully potty-trained by her first birthday.
    Ex. Lovelorn staff at a Japanese company can take paid time off after an upsetting break-up with a partner, with more ' heartache leave' offered as they get older.
    ----
    * 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.
    * con pesar = with regret.
    * muy a + Posesivo + pesar = to + Posesivo + chagrin.

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  • 11 si bien es cierto que

    Ex. Present, classical catalog designs are elaborations, albeit considerable elaborations, of these sixteenth-century developments.
    * * *

    Ex: Present, classical catalog designs are elaborations, albeit considerable elaborations, of these sixteenth-century developments.

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  • 12 si1

    = if, if only, to the extent that, whether, should, to the degree that.
    Ex. If our data are going to be used in other countries, we have to remember that English users would prefer standard English.
    Ex. A large proportion of the earth's population has not yet recognized the enormous advantages that would accrue if only everybody spoke English.
    Ex. A future with online catalogues will still require analytical entries, to the extent that records need to contain notes of contents of works.
    Ex. The question I will address is whether our acting on what I believe to be an invalid assumption provides valid cataloging.
    Ex. Should they have misjudged the availability of such a source, they can anticipate alternate approaches.
    Ex. To the degree that this argument is true, it paints a rather pessimistic picture of the quality of much published research.
    ----
    * ¿y si... ? = what if... ?.
    * como si = as though.
    * como si nada = unfazed.
    * como si (se tratase de) = as if.
    * como si tal cosa = unfazed, just like that.
    * comprobar si el contenido de un vídeo es adecuado o no = vet + video.
    * con respecto a si... o... = as to whether... or....
    * cuando..., si es que... = if and when.
    * ¿de dónde si no...? = where else...?.
    * no importa si... o = no matter whether... or.
    * o si no = or else.
    * porque sí = for the love of it.
    * por si = in the chance that.
    * por si acaso = in case of, on the off chance, just in case, on spec.
    * por si casualidad = in the chance that.
    * por si fuera poco = to add salt to injury, to rub salt in the wound.
    * por si las moscas = just in case, on spec.
    * por si sirve de algo = for what it's worth [FWIW].
    * ¿qué ocurre si... ? = what if... ?.
    * ¿qué pasa si... ? = what if... ?.
    * ¿qué sucede si... ? = what if... ?.
    * ¿quién si no...? = who else but...?.
    * si acaso = if ever, if at all, if and when.
    * si alguna vez lo fue = if it ever was.
    * si así lo desean = should they so wish, should they so wish.
    * si así lo prefieres = if you will.
    * si bien = admittedly.
    * si bien es cierto que = albeit (that).
    * si bien se mira = all things considered.
    * si contiene alguno = if any.
    * si corresponde = if applicable.
    * si Dios quiere = God willing.
    * si el tiempo lo permite = weather permitting.
    * si es así = if so, if this is the case.
    * si es necesario = if need be.
    * si eso no es posible = failing that/these.
    * si es posible = if at all possible, if at all feasible, if possible.
    * si es que sucede alguna vez = if ever.
    * si éste es el caso = if this is the case.
    * si éste no es el caso = if this is not the case.
    * si existe alguno = if any.
    * si fuera pertinente = if applicable.
    * si fuese pertinente = if applicable.
    * si hace buen tiempo = weather permitting.
    * si hay tiempo = time permitting.
    * si + Infinitivo + o no = whether or not to + Infinitivo.
    * si las miradas mataran... = if looks could kill....
    * si los comparamos = in comparison.
    * si mal no + Pronombre + acordarse = to the best of + Posesivo + recollection.
    * si mi olfato no me engaña = if my hunch is right, if I am not mistaken.
    * si no = if not.
    * si no aguantas el calor, sal de la cocina = if you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.
    * si no es así = if this is not the case.
    * si no estoy equivocado = if my hunch is right, if I am not mistaken.
    * si no fuera así = if it were not.
    * si no hay ningún contratiempo = all being well.
    * si no intervienen otros factores = ceteris paribus.
    * si no intervienen otros factores = all (other) things being equal.
    * si no lo impide el tiempo = weather permitting.
    * si no me equivoco = AFAIK (as far as I know).
    * si no ocurre ningún imprevisto = all (other) things being equal.
    * si no + Pronombre + fallar la memoria = to the best of + Posesivo + recollection.
    * si nos detenemos a reflexionar sobre ello = on reflection.
    * si no te gusta, te aguantas = like it or lump it, if you don't like it you can lump it, if you don't like it you can lump it.
    * si procede = if applicable, if appropriate.
    * si queda tiempo = time permitting.
    * si + se + Indicativo = if + Participio Pasado.
    * si se llega a un acuerdo = subject to + agreement.
    * si se necesita = if need be.
    * si se parece a un pato, anda como un pato y grazna como un pato, entonces es = If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it must be a duck.
    * si se quiere que + Nombre + sea = if + Nombre + be + to be.
    * si + SER + Adjetivo = if + Adjetivo.
    * si + ser + posible = whenever possible, when possible.
    * si sigue así = at this rate.
    * si todo sigue igual = all (other) things being equal.
    * si todo va bien = all being well.
    * si todo va de acuerdo a lo planeado = all (other) things being equal.
    * si vamos a eso = for that matter.

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  • 13 bien

    adv.
    1 well (debidamente, adecuadamente).
    ¿cómo estás? — bien, gracias how are you? — fine, thanks
    hacer algo bien to do something well
    has hecho bien you did the right thing
    ¡bien hecho! well done!
    habla inglés bien she speaks English well
    cierra bien la puerta shut the door properly
    hiciste bien en decírmelo you were right to tell me
    ¿vamos bien de gasolina? are we doing all right for petrol o (British) gas?, have we got plenty of (United States) petrol o (British) gas? (United States)
    2 very (muy, bastante).
    hoy me he levantado bien temprano I got up nice and early today
    quiero un vaso de agua bien fría I'd like a nice cold glass of water
    3 all right, OK (vale, de acuerdo).
    ¿nos vamos? — bien shall we go? — all right
    4 quite happily.
    ella bien que lo haría, pero no le dejan she'd be happy to do it, but they won't let her
    intj.
    1 all right, OK, it's OK, it's okay.
    2 well done.
    3 well then.
    4 good.
    m.
    el bien y el mal good and evil
    hacer el bien to do good (deeds)
    2 good (provecho).
    esto te hará bien this will do you good
    por el bien de for the sake of
    lo hice por tu bien I did it for your own good
    3 good (note).
    4 possession, good, article, asset.
    5 well-being, good, welfare.
    Buscamos su bien We seek his well-being.
    6 benefit, sake.
    Para su bien For his sake.
    * * *
    1 (gen) well
    trabaja bien her work is good, she does a good job
    todo eso está muy bien, pero... that's all very well, but...
    2 (como es debido) properly, right
    si no pronuncias bien, no te van a entender if you don't pronounce the words properly, they won't understand you
    ¡pórtate bien! behave yourself!
    3 (acertadamente) right, correctly
    4 (con éxito) successfully
    5 (de acuerdo) O.K., all right
    ven mañana a las dos, --bien come tomorrow at two, --all right
    6 (de buena gana) willingly, gladly
    7 (mucho) very
    8 (fácilmente) easily
    bien se ve que... it is easy to see that...
    9 (de gusto, olor, aspecto, etc) good, nice, lovely
    10 (de salud) well
    ¿te encuentras bien? are you feeling all right?
    11 (físicamente) good-looking
    1 (acomodado) well-off
    1 good
    2 (bienestar) benefit
    1 property sing, possessions
    conjunción bien... bien
    1 either... or
    se lo enviaremos bien por correo, bien por mensajero we'll send it to you either by post or by messenger
    \
    en bien de for the sake of
    estarle bien algo a alguien to serve somebody right
    hacer bien to do good
    bien que although
    tener a bien de hacer algo to be good enough to do something
    ¡ya está bien! that's enough!
    bien de consumo consumer item
    bienes de consumo consumer goods
    bien de equipo capital asset
    bienes de equipo capital goods, capital assets
    bienes inmuebles real estate sing
    bienes muebles movables, personal property sing
    gente bien familiar the upper classes plural
    * * *
    1. adj. 2. adv.
    1) well
    2) correctly, properly
    3. interj. 4. noun m. - bienes de consumo
    - bienes de equipo
    - bienes raíces
    * * *
    1. ADV
    1) (=satisfactoriamente) well

    hablas bien el español — you speak good Spanish, you speak Spanish well

    bien gracias, ¿y usted? — fine thanks, and you?

    ¡muy bien! — very good!; [aprobando un discurso] hear, hear!

    ¡qué bien! — great!, excellent!

    oler bien — to smell good

    saber bien — to taste good

    2) (=correctamente)

    ¿has puesto bien la rueda? — have you put the wheel on properly?

    si no cierras la tapa bien, se saldrá el líquido — if you don't screw the top on properly, the liquid will leak out

    ¡bien hecho! — well done!

    has contestado bien — you gave the right answer, you answered correctly

    hacer bien en, hiciste bien en decírselo — you were right to tell him, you did the right thing in telling him

    3)

    estar bien, ¿estás bien? — are you all right?, are you OK?

    ¡está bien!, lo haré — O.K. o all right, I'll do it!

    ¡pues sí que estamos bien! — this is a fine mess we're in!

    ese libro está muy bien — that book's very good, that's a very good book

    que esté(s) bien Col * bye *

    ¡eso no está bien! — [a un niño] that's not very nice!

    ¡ya está bien! — that's enough!

    estar bien de algo, estar bien de salud — to be well, be in good health

    4) (=de acuerdo)

    ¡bien! — all right!, O.K.!

    -¿quieres que vayamos al cine? -bien — "shall we go to the cinema?" - "O.K. o all right"

    5) (=muy)

    esperamos hasta bien entrada la noche — we waited until very late at night, we waited until well into the night

    6)

    bien de (=muchos)

    ¡te han dado bien de regalos! — you got a lot of presents!

    7) (=de buena gana)

    yo bien iría, pero... — I'd gladly go, but..., I'd be happy to go, but...

    8) (=fácilmente) easily

    bien se ve que... — it is easy to see that...

    ¡bien podía habérmelo dicho! — he could have told me!

    9) [locuciones]

    estar a bien con algn — to be on good terms with sb

    de bien en bien o mejor — better and better

    bien que mal — one way or another, by hook or by crook

    más bien — rather

    más bien bajo — on the short side, rather short

    más bien creo que... — I actually think...

    pues bien — well

    tener a bien hacer algo — to see fit to do sth

    le ruego tenga a bien inscribirme en la lista — please be so kind as to include me on the list, I would be grateful if you would include me on the list

    bien es verdad que... — it is of course true that...

    ¿y bien? — well?

    2. CONJ
    1)

    si bien — although

    si bien es cierto que... — although it's true that...

    2)

    no bien, ni bien Cono Sur

    no bien llegó, empezó a llover — no sooner had he arrived than it started to rain, as soon as he arrived it started to rain

    3) [en alternancia]

    bien por avión, bien en tren — either by air or by train

    bien se levantó, bien se sentó — whether he stood up or sat down

    3.
    ADJ [persona] well-to-do; [restaurante, barrio] posh *
    4. SM
    1) (=bondad) good
    2) (=provecho) good

    el bien común o público — the common good

    3) [apelativo]

    mi bien — my dear, my darling

    4) pl bienes (=géneros) goods; (=propiedad) property sing, possessions; (=riqueza) riches, wealth sing

    bienes mueblespersonal property sing, goods and chattels

    bienes raícesreal estate sing, realty sing (EEUU)

    bienes relictosestate sing, inheritance sing

    * * *
    I
    adjetivo invariable
    1) [estar] ( sano) well

    no me siento or encuentro bien — I don't feel well

    2) [estar] (fam) ( refiriéndose al atractivo sexual) good-looking, attractive
    3) [estar] (cómodo, agradable)

    ¿vas bien ahí atrás? — are you all right in the back?

    4) ( agradable) <oler/saber>
    5) [estar]

    ¿está bien así, señorita? — is that all right, miss?

    podríamos ir mañana, si te parece bien — we could go tomorrow, if you like

    ¿lo has leído? está muy bien — have you read it? it's very good

    está bien! si no quieres hacerlo no lo hagasall right o okay, then! don't do it if you don't want to

    no funciona - pues qué bien! — (iró) it's not working - oh, great! (iro)

    6) [estar] (correcto, adecuado) right
    7)

    estar or andar bien de algo — to be all right for something

    ¿estamos bien de aceite? — are we all right for oil?

    b)

    ya está bien de jugar, ahora a dormir — you've been playing long enough, now go to bed

    8)
    a) (fam) ( de buena posición social) <familia/gente> well-to-do

    un barrio biena well-to-do o (BrE) posh area

    b) (RPl fam) <gente/persona> ( honrado) respectable, decent
    II
    1) ( de manera satisfactoria) <dormir/funcionar/cantar> well
    2) ( ventajosamente) well
    4)
    a) (a fondo, completamente) well, properly

    bien cocidowell o properly cooked

    ¿cerraste bien? — did you lock the door properly?

    bien sabes que... — you know perfectly well that...

    b) (con cuidado, atención) <escuchar/mirar> carefully
    5) ( correctamente) well

    bien hecho/dicho! — well done/said!

    a) ( muy) very

    ¿estás bien seguro? — are you positive?

    ser bien de adentro — (Per fam) to be a good sort

    b) ( fácilmente) easily

    bien pudo sucederit could well o easily have happened

    c) (en recriminaciones, protestas)
    d)

    bien que...: bien que llama cuando necesita dinero — he soon calls when he needs money

    más bien: es más bien delgada she's quite slim; no bien as soon as; si bien although; estar a bien con alguien to be on good terms with somebody; tener a bien hacer algo (frml): le rogamos tenga a bien abonar esta suma — we would ask you to pay this sum (frml)

    III

    bien, sigamos adelante — right then o fine, let's continue

    bien,... ¿dónde estábamos? — right,... where were we?

    pues bien, como te iba diciendo... — so, as I was telling you...

    b)

    bien! — ( expresando aprobación) well done!

    IV

    puede abonarse o bien al contado o bien en 12 cuotas mensuales — (frml) payment may be made either in cash or in twelve monthly installments

    V
    1) (Fil) good
    2)
    a) (beneficio, bienestar) good
    b)

    hacer bien — (+ me/te/le etc)

    3) ( en calificaciones escolares) grade of between 6 and 6.9 on a scale of 1-10
    4)
    a) ( posesión)
    b) bienes masculino plural (Fin) assets (pl)
    * * *
    I
    adjetivo invariable
    1) [estar] ( sano) well

    no me siento or encuentro bien — I don't feel well

    2) [estar] (fam) ( refiriéndose al atractivo sexual) good-looking, attractive
    3) [estar] (cómodo, agradable)

    ¿vas bien ahí atrás? — are you all right in the back?

    4) ( agradable) <oler/saber>
    5) [estar]

    ¿está bien así, señorita? — is that all right, miss?

    podríamos ir mañana, si te parece bien — we could go tomorrow, if you like

    ¿lo has leído? está muy bien — have you read it? it's very good

    está bien! si no quieres hacerlo no lo hagasall right o okay, then! don't do it if you don't want to

    no funciona - pues qué bien! — (iró) it's not working - oh, great! (iro)

    6) [estar] (correcto, adecuado) right
    7)

    estar or andar bien de algo — to be all right for something

    ¿estamos bien de aceite? — are we all right for oil?

    b)

    ya está bien de jugar, ahora a dormir — you've been playing long enough, now go to bed

    8)
    a) (fam) ( de buena posición social) <familia/gente> well-to-do

    un barrio biena well-to-do o (BrE) posh area

    b) (RPl fam) <gente/persona> ( honrado) respectable, decent
    II
    1) ( de manera satisfactoria) <dormir/funcionar/cantar> well
    2) ( ventajosamente) well
    4)
    a) (a fondo, completamente) well, properly

    bien cocidowell o properly cooked

    ¿cerraste bien? — did you lock the door properly?

    bien sabes que... — you know perfectly well that...

    b) (con cuidado, atención) <escuchar/mirar> carefully
    5) ( correctamente) well

    bien hecho/dicho! — well done/said!

    a) ( muy) very

    ¿estás bien seguro? — are you positive?

    ser bien de adentro — (Per fam) to be a good sort

    b) ( fácilmente) easily

    bien pudo sucederit could well o easily have happened

    c) (en recriminaciones, protestas)
    d)

    bien que...: bien que llama cuando necesita dinero — he soon calls when he needs money

    más bien: es más bien delgada she's quite slim; no bien as soon as; si bien although; estar a bien con alguien to be on good terms with somebody; tener a bien hacer algo (frml): le rogamos tenga a bien abonar esta suma — we would ask you to pay this sum (frml)

    III

    bien, sigamos adelante — right then o fine, let's continue

    bien,... ¿dónde estábamos? — right,... where were we?

    pues bien, como te iba diciendo... — so, as I was telling you...

    b)

    bien! — ( expresando aprobación) well done!

    IV

    puede abonarse o bien al contado o bien en 12 cuotas mensuales — (frml) payment may be made either in cash or in twelve monthly installments

    V
    1) (Fil) good
    2)
    a) (beneficio, bienestar) good
    b)

    hacer bien — (+ me/te/le etc)

    3) ( en calificaciones escolares) grade of between 6 and 6.9 on a scale of 1-10
    4)
    a) ( posesión)
    b) bienes masculino plural (Fin) assets (pl)
    * * *
    bien1
    1 = fine [finer -comp., finest -sup.], neatly, tidy, jolly + Adjetivo/Adverbio, aright, alright [all right], all right [alright], good.

    Ex: The solution is fine when the qualifying term that the user seeks is present, and is used relatively consistently.

    Ex: This arrangement is ideal for well-defined subjects which coincide neatly with the interest of the library user.
    Ex: This was all very tidy, but who was to judge significance?.
    Ex: The public library people and some others have needs that have long been unmet, but jolly well ought to be as soon as possible.
    Ex: Another wise precaution at this preliminary stage is to make sure that he has heard aright.
    Ex: The article 'The kids are alright?' presents some of the findings of the questionnaire study which had as its focus the qualitative impact of public libraries on children's reading.
    Ex: So the system apparently works all right and no one is suggesting that it needs a major overhaul.
    Ex: It is imperative for young people to learn to be empathetic, both for their own good and for the good of society as a whole.
    * abrigarse bien = wrap up + warm.
    * acoger bien = welcome.
    * aguantarlo bien = take it in + Posesivo + stride.
    * ahora bien = now.
    * bastante bien = good enough, rather well, fairly + Verbo.
    * bien aceptado = well-accepted.
    * bien acomodado = well-to-do, well-off.
    * bien administrado = well-managed.
    * bien afeitado = clean shaven.
    * bien andado = well trodden.
    * bien anunciado = well-advertised, well-announced.
    * bien arado = well-tilled.
    * bien argumentado = well-considered.
    * bien arreglado = well-groomed.
    * bien comprendido = well-understood.
    * bien común, el = common good, the, common wealth, the.
    * bien conectado = well-connected.
    * bien conocido = well-known, well-understood.
    * bien conseguido = well-rendered.
    * bien conservado = well-kept.
    * bien considerado = all things considered.
    * bien construido = well-built.
    * bien controlado = well-regulated.
    * bien cuidado = clean-cut, well-tended.
    * bien cultural = cultural product.
    * bien definido = well-defined, clearly defined, clearly-drawn, clean-cut, articulated, clear-cut.
    * bien demarcado = hard-edged.
    * bien de todos, el = common good, the.
    * bien dicho = amen to that!.
    * bien diferenciado = well differentiated.
    * bien dirigido = well-regulated.
    * bien documentado = well documented [well-documented].
    * bien dotado = well-equipped, well-endowed, well-resourced.
    * bien dotado de medios = well-resourced.
    * bien dotado de personal = well-staffed.
    * bien dotado de recursos = well-resourced.
    * bien educado = urbane.
    * bien encaminado = a step in the right direction.
    * bien ensayado = well-practised [well-practiced, -USA].
    * bien entrada la noche = late at night.
    * bien equilibrado = well balanced [well-balanced].
    * bien equipado = well-appointed, well-equipped, well-resourced.
    * bien equipado de medios = well-resourced.
    * bien equipado de recursos = well-resourced.
    * bien escrito = well-written.
    * bien estructurado = well thought out, well-structured [well structured].
    * bien expresado = well-articulated.
    * bien financiado = well-funded.
    * bien formado = shapely [shapelier -comp., shapeliest -sup.], articulated.
    * bien formalizado = well-formalised [well-formalized].
    * bien formulado = well-formulated.
    * bien fundado = well-justified, well-formulated.
    * bien fundamentado = well-founded.
    * bien gestionado = well-managed.
    * bien gobernado = well-regulated, well-governed.
    * bien hecho = well-made, well formed [well-formed], well-rendered, well done.
    * ¡bien hecho! = the way to go!.
    * bien iluminado = well-lit.
    * bien informado = well-informed, informed.
    * bienintencionado = well-intentioned, well meant, well-intended, well-meaning.
    * bien justificado = well-founded, well-formulated.
    * bien llevado = well-run.
    * bien merecido = well deserved, well deserved, well-earned.
    * bien mirado = all things considered.
    * bien... o... = either... or..., either... or....
    * bien ordenado = well-kept, well-ordered, in good order.
    * bien organizado = well-organised [well-organized], well-structured [well structured].
    * bien pagado = well-paid.
    * bien parecido = personable, good looking.
    * bien pensado = well thought out.
    * bien planeado = well-planned.
    * bien planificado = well-planned.
    * bien practicado = well-practised [well-practiced, -USA].
    * bien preparado = well-trained, well-prepared.
    * bien presentado = well-presented, well-rendered.
    * bien producido = well-produced, well-made.
    * bien proporcionado = shapely [shapelier -comp., shapeliest -sup.].
    * bien provisto = well-endowed.
    * bien provisto (de) = well-stocked (with).
    * bien público = public good, commonwealth.
    * bien recibido = welcome.
    * bien reconocido = well-recognised [well-recognized].
    * bien redondito = well-rounded.
    * bien remunerado = well-paid.
    * bien representado = well represented, well-rendered.
    * bien seleccionado = well-chosen, well-selected.
    * bien sincronizado = well-synchronised [well-synchronized, -USA].
    * bien surtido (de) = well-stocked (with).
    * bien testado = well-tested.
    * bien tratado = well represented.
    * bien uniformado = well-uniformed.
    * bien ventilado = airy [airier -comp., airiest -sup.].
    * bien vestido = well-dressed, dapper.
    * bien visto = welcome.
    * caerse bien = hit it off.
    * cambiar Algo para bien = turn + Nombre + into a good thing.
    * cambiar para bien = change for + the better.
    * casar bien = fit in + well.
    * comenzar bien = get off to + a (good/great) start, make + a good start.
    * comprender bien = be clear in your mind.
    * comprenderse bien = be well understood.
    * conservarse bien = keep + well.
    * cosas + ir bien = things + go well.
    * creer que estar bien = feel + right.
    * cuatro verdades bien dichas = home truth.
    * dársele Algo bien a Uno = be good at.
    * dársele a Uno bien las plantas = have + a green thumb, have + green fingers.
    * dejar bien claro = make + it + crystal clear, make + Reflexivo + crystal clear.
    * desempeñar bien una función = perform + well.
    * despedirse de Alguien deseándole que todo vaya bien = wish + well.
    * el bien de = the good of.
    * empezar a ir bien = fall into + place.
    * estar bien = be okay, be in good shape, be in good health.
    * estar bien de salud = be in good health.
    * estar bien encaminado = be on the right track.
    * estar bien pensado = be carefully thought out.
    * funcionar bien = be in order.
    * gente bien = well-to-do, well-off.
    * hablar muy bien de = rant and rave.
    * hablarse bien de Algo o Alguien = be well spoken of.
    * hacer Algo muy bien = do + an excellent job of, make + an excellent job of.
    * hacer bien = do + good.
    * hacerlo bien = put + matters + right, be right on track.
    * hacer sentir bien = make + Nombre + feel good.
    * hasta ahora, todo bien = so far, so good.
    * haz el bien y no mires a quién = cast your bread upon the waters.
    * impuesto de bienes inmuebles (IBI) = property tax.
    * ir bien = go + well, do + well, go + strong.
    * ir bien encaminado = be on the right track.
    * ir todo bien = be fine.
    * jugar bien + Posesivo + baza = play + Posesivo + cards right.
    * jugar bien + Posesivo + cartas = play + Posesivo + cards right.
    * llevarlo bien = take it in + Posesivo + stride.
    * llevarse bien = get along, on good terms.
    * llevarse bien con Alguien = get on with + Pronombre Personal.
    * lo que está bien y lo que está mal = rights and wrongs.
    * mantener los ojos bien abiertos = keep + Posesivo + eyes (wide) open, keep + Posesivo + eyes peeled, keep + Posesivo + eyes skinned.
    * mantenerse bien = keep + well.
    * marchar bien = go + strong.
    * más bien = if you like, instead.
    * más bien bajo = shortish.
    * más bien pequeño = smallish.
    * más bien todo lo contrario = quite the opposite, quite the contrary, quite the reverse.
    * masticar bien = chew up.
    * mirándolo bien = all things considered.
    * muy bien = nicely.
    * ¡muy bien! = the way to go!.
    * muy bien pagado = highly paid.
    * muy bien + podría + Verbo = might + well + Verbo.
    * muy bien + puede + Verbo = may well + Verbo.
    * muy bien remunerado = highly paid.
    * no caer bien = not take + kindly to.
    * no estar bien equilibrado = skew.
    * no hay mal que por bien no venga = to every cloud, there is a silver lining.
    * no hay mal que por bien no venga = every cloud has a silver lining, be a blessing in disguise.
    * no importa lo bien = no matter how well.
    * no muy bien informado = not-too-well-informed.
    * no ser bien visto = be in the doghouse.
    * no tomárselo bien = not take + kindly to.
    * pago único y bien grande = fat lump sum.
    * para bien = for the best, for the better.
    * para bien de = in the best interests of, for the good of.
    * para bien de Alguien = in + Posesivo + best interest.
    * para bien o para mal = for better or (for) worse, for good or (for) ill, for good or (for) evil.
    * para el bien de = for the benefit of.
    * para + Posesivo + propio bien = for + Posesivo + own good.
    * parecer bien = be all right with + Persona.
    * pasarlo bien = have + fun, be a great time.
    * pasárselo bien = have + a good time, have + a great time.
    * pasárselo la mar de bien = have + a whale of a time, have + a great time.
    * persona que duerme bien = good sleeper.
    * por ahora todo va bien = so far, so good.
    * por el bien del saber = for knowledge's sake.
    * puede muy bien ser = could well be.
    * puede muy bien ser que = it may well be that.
    * puede que al final sea para bien = be a blessing in disguise.
    * pues bien = well.
    * que bota bien = bouncy [bouncier -comp., bounciest -sup.].
    * que no ajusta bien = ill-fitting.
    * que no cierra bien = leaky [leakier -comp., leakiest -sup], leaking.
    * que no queda bien = ill-fitting.
    * que rebota bien = bouncy [bouncier -comp., bounciest -sup.].
    * recibir bien = welcome.
    * recibir bien una iniciativa = welcome + initiative.
    * salir bien = go + well.
    * salir bien al final = turn out + right in the end.
    * salir todo bien = land on + Posesivo + (own two) feet.
    * seguir haciéndolo bien = keep up + the good work.
    * seguir trabajando bien = keep up + the good work.
    * sentar bien a Alguien = look + good on + Nombre.
    * sentirse bien = feel + good, wellness, feel + right, get + high.
    * sentirse bien con Uno mismo = feel + right.
    * ser algo bien conocido que = it + be + a (well)-known fact that.
    * ser algo (muy) bien sabido que = it + be + a (well)-known fact that.
    * ser por el bien de Alguien = be to + Posesivo + advantage.
    * estar suficientemente bien + Participio Pasado = be sufficiently well + Participio Pasado.
    * ser suficientemente bien + Participio Pasado = be sufficiently well + Participio Pasado.
    * ser un hecho bien conocido que = it + be + a (well)-known fact that.
    * ser un hecho bien sabido que = it + be + a (well)-known fact that.
    * servir muy bien = take + Nombre + a long way.
    * si bien es cierto que = albeit (that).
    * sin bien se mira = all things considered.
    * sino más bien = rather.
    * sino (que) más bien = but rather.
    * todo ir bien = all + be + well with the world.
    * tomárselo bien = take it in + Posesivo + stride.
    * un trabajo bien hecho = a job well done.
    * usar Algo bien = put to + good use.
    * venir bien = be none the worse for (that), suit + best.
    * venir muy bien = fit + the bill.
    * ver bien = welcome.

    * * *
    A [ ESTAR] (sano) well
    mi padre no anda or no está bien my father's not very well
    no me siento or encuentro bien I don't feel well
    ¡tú no estás bien de la cabeza! you're not right in the head!
    estuvo enfermo pero ya está bien he was ill but he's all right now
    B [ ESTAR]
    (económicamente acomodado): los padres están muy bien her parents are well off
    no son ricos, pero están bien they're not rich but they're reasonably well off o they're comfortably off
    C [ ESTAR] ( fam) (refiriéndose al atractivo sexual) good-looking, attractive
    D [ ESTAR]
    (cómodo, agradable): estoy bien aquí I'm fine o all right here
    ¿vas bien allí atrás? are you all right in the back?
    se está bien a la sombra it's nice in the shade
    E (agradable) ‹oler/saber›
    ¡qué bien huele! it smells really good!
    ¡qué bien hueles! you smell nice!
    este café sabe muy bien this coffee tastes very good o nice
    F [ ESTAR]
    (satisfactorio): ¿está bien así, señorita? is that right o all right, miss?
    estás or quedaste or saliste muy bien en esta foto you look very nice o really good in this photograph
    ese cuadro no queda bien ahí that painting doesn't look right there
    podríamos ir mañana, si te parece bien we could go tomorrow, if you like
    la casa está muy bien the house is very nice
    ¿lo has leído? está muy bien have you read it? it's very good
    ¡está bien!, si no quieres hacerlo no lo hagas all right o okay, then! if you don't want to do it, don't
    ¡qué bien, mañana es fiesta! great! tomorrow's a holiday!
    la lavadora no funciona — ¡pues qué bien! ( iró); the washing machine's not working — oh, great! o well, that's great! ( iro)
    G [ ESTAR] (correcto, adecuado) right
    está bien que se premie la iniciativa it's right o good that initiative should be rewarded
    estuviste bien en negarle la entrada you did o were right to refuse to let him in
    H
    1 (indicando suficiencia) estar bien DE algo:
    ¿estamos bien de aceite? are we all right for oil?
    no ando bien de tiempo I'm a bit short of time, I don't have much time
    2
    ya está bien that's enough
    ya está bien de jugar, ahora a dormir you've been playing long enough, now go to bed
    I
    1 ( fam) (de buena posición social) ‹familia/gente› well-to-do
    viven en un barrio bien they live in a well-to-do o ( BrE) posh area
    niño2 (↑ niño (2))
    2 ( RPl fam) ‹gente/persona› (honrado) respectable, decent
    A (de manera satisfactoria) ‹dormir/funcionar/cantar› well
    se come de bien allí … the food is so good there!
    ¿cómo te va? — bien, ¿y a ti? how are things? — fine, how about you?
    no le fue bien en Alemania things didn't work out for her in Germany
    quien bien te quiere te hará llorar you have to be cruel to be kind
    el local está muy bien ubicado the premises are very well situated
    vendió el coche muy bien she sold the car well o for a good price
    C
    (favorablemente): me habló muy bien de ti he spoke very highly of you
    yo prefiero pensar bien de la gente I prefer to think well of people
    D
    1 (a fondo, completamente) well, properly
    ¿cerraste bien? did you make sure the door was locked (properly)?
    el cerdo debe comerse bien cocido pork should be well cooked o properly cooked before being eaten
    bien sabes que … you know perfectly well o very well that …
    2 (con cuidado, atención) carefully
    escucha bien lo que te voy a decir listen carefully to what I'm going to say
    pórtate bien behave yourself
    hiciste bien en decírselo you did the right thing to tell him
    ¡bien dice tu padre que eres un terco! your father's dead right when he says you're stubborn
    ¡bien hecho/dicho! well done/said!
    1 (muy) very
    canta bien mal he sings really o very badly
    llegó bien entrada la noche she arrived very late at night
    ¿estás bien seguro? are you positive o certain?, are you absolutely sure?
    bien por debajo de lo normal well below average
    ponte bien adelante sit close to the front, sit well forward
    2 (fácilmente) easily
    vale bien dos millones it's worth two million easily
    yo no me acuerdo pero bien pudo ser I don't remember but it could well o easily have been
    3
    (en recriminaciones, protestas): bien podías haberlo ayudado you could o might have helped him!
    4
    bien que …: pero bien que llama cuando necesita dinero he's quick enough to call when he needs money, though
    ¿por qué no le compras algo?, a ti bien que te gusta que te hagan regalos why don't you buy her something? you like it when people give you presents
    G ( en locs):
    más bien: una chica más bien delgada a rather thin girl
    no me cae biendi más bien que no lo puedes ver I don't like him — what you mean is you can't stand the sight of him
    ¿vas a ir? — ¡más bien! ( Arg fam); are you going to go? — you bet! ( colloq)
    no bien or ( RPl) ni bien. as soon as
    no bien llegó, le dieron la noticia no sooner had he arrived than they told him the news, as soon as he arrived they told him the news
    si bien although
    estar a bien con algn to be on good terms with sb
    le ruego tenga a bien considerar mi solicitud I would be grateful if you would consider my application
    Compuesto:
    bien nacido, bien nacida
    masculine, feminine nice person ver tb bienintencionado, bien parecido, etc
    1
    (como enlace): bien, sigamos adelante right then o fine, let's continue
    bien, … ¿dónde estábamos? now o right, … where were we?
    y bien ¿estás dispuesto a hacerlo o no? so, are you prepared to do it or not?
    pues bien, como te iba diciendo … so, as I was telling you …
    2
    ¡bien! (expresando aprobación) well done!
    ¡bien, muchachos! well done, boys!
    no habrá clases hoy — ¡bieeeen! there won't be any lessons today — yippee o hurrah!
    puede abonarse (o) bien al contado (o) bien en 12 cuotas mensuales ( frml); payment may be made (either) in cash or in twelve monthly installments
    o bien te disculpas o te quedas castigado either you say you're sorry or I'll keep you in
    A ( Fil) good
    el bien y el mal good and evil
    haz bien y no mires a quién do good to all alike
    un hombre de bien a good man
    B
    1 (beneficio, bienestar) good
    es por tu bien it's for your own good
    trabajar por el bien de todos to work for the good of all
    que sea para bien I hope things go well for you/him/them
    acepté, no sé si para bien o para mal I accepted, though I'm not sure if it was a good move or not
    2
    hacer bien (+ me/te/le etc): la sopa te hará bien the soup will do you good
    sus palabras me hicieron mucho bien what he said helped me a lot o did me a lot of good
    C ( apelativo) dear, darling
    ¡mi bien! or ¡bien mío! ( ant o hum); my dear o darling
    D (en calificaciones escolares) grade of between 6 and 6.9 on a scale of 1-10
    E
    (posesión): el único bien valioso the only item of value
    la orden afecta a todos sus bienes the order applies to all his assets o possessions o goods
    Compuestos:
    common asset
    bienes comunales common property
    consumer article o item
    bienes de consumo consumer goods
    capital item o asset
    bienes de equipo capital goods o assets
    mpl livestock ( sing or pl)
    bienes gananciales joint property, community property ( AmE)
    immovable item o asset
    item of unclaimed property
    movable item
    bienes muebles movables, personal property, goods and chattels
    immovable item o asset
    bienes raíces real estate, realty ( AmE), property ( BrE)
    ownerless piece of land ( o asset etc)
    * * *

     

    bien 1 adjetivo invariable
    1 [estar] (de salud, en general) well;
    sentirse or encontrarse bien to feel well;
    ¿cómo estás? — muy bien, gracias how are you? — (I'm) very well, thank you;

    ¡qué bien estás! you look really well!;
    ¡tú no estás bien de la cabeza! you are not right in the head
    2 [estar]
    a) (cómodo, agradable):

    ¿vas bien ahí atrás? are you all right in the back?;

    se está bien a la sombra it's nice in the shade;
    la casa está muy bien the house is very nice
    b) [estar] (correcto, adecuado) right;

    la fecha/el reloj está bien the date/the clock is right;

    ¿está bien así? is this all right?;
    si te parece bien if that's all right with you;
    el cuadro no queda bien ahí the picture doesn't look right there
    c) ( suficiente): estar or andar bien de algo to be all right for sth;

    ¿estamos bien de aceite? are we all right for oil?;

    ya está bien that's enough
    3 [estar]

    ¿lo has leído? está muy bien have you read it? it's very good


    4 (fam)
    a) ( de buena posición social) ‹familia/gente well-to-do

    b) barrio well-to-do, posh (BrE)

    bien 2 adverbio
    1
    a) ( de manera satisfactoria) ‹dormir/funcionar/cantar well;



    habla muy bien inglés she speaks English very well o very good English;

    ¡bien hecho/dicho! well done/said!;
    pórtate bien behave yourself;
    hiciste bien en decírselo you were right to tell him;
    siéntate bien sit properly
    c) ( de manera agradable) ‹oler/saber good

    2
    a) (a fondo, completamente) well, properly;

    bien cocido well o properly cooked;

    ¿cerraste bien? did you lock the door properly?;
    bien sabes que … you know perfectly well that …
    b) (con cuidado, atención) ‹escuchar/mirar carefully

    3


    bien entrada la noche very late at night;
    ¿estás bien seguro? are you positive?
    b) ( en locs)


    no bien as soon as;
    si bien although
    ■ interjección:
    ¡(muy) bien! well done!, (very) good!;

    ¡qué bien! great!
    ■ conjunción: bien … o … either … or …;
    se puede subir bien a pie o a caballo you can go up either on foot or on horseback
    bien 3 sustantivo masculino
    1 (Fil) good;

    hacer el bien to do good deeds;
    un hombre de bien a good man
    2
    a) (beneficio, bienestar) good;

    es por mi/tu bien it's for my/your own good

    b)

    hacer bien (+ me/te/le etc): esto te hará bien this will do you good

    3 ( en calificaciones escolares) grade of between 6 and 6.9 on a scale of 1-10
    4
    bienes

    a) sustantivo masculino plural (Com) goods;


    b) (Der) property;


    bienes inmuebles or raíces real estate (AmE), property (BrE);
    bienes muebles personal property, goods and chattels;
    bienes públicos public property
    bien
    I sustantivo masculino
    1 (justicia, bondad) good
    no sabe diferenciar entre el bien y el mal, he can't tell the diference between good and evil
    una persona de bien, a good person
    2 (provecho, ventaja) lo hago por tu bien, I do it for your sake
    en bien de la comunidad, for the good of community
    3 (propiedad) property: no tiene ningún bien con el que avalar el crédito, he has no property or goods to guarantee his credit
    bienes, goods
    bienes de consumo, consumer goods pl; bienes gananciales, communal property
    bienes inmuebles/raíces, real estate
    II adverbio
    1 (correctamente) well: hiciste bien en protestar, you were right to protest
    toca bien el piano, she plays piano well
    2 (sano) well, fine
    sentirse/encontrarse bien, to feel well
    3 (satisfactoriamente) este vestido te sienta bien, this dress suits you
    oler bien, to smell nice
    vivir bien, to be comfortably off
    4 (antepuesto a un adjetivo: muy) very, quite
    una cerveza bien fría, a nice cold beer
    bien pronto, very early, very soon
    (de buena gana) willingly, gladly: bien me iría ahora al cine, I'd love to go to the movies now
    III conj ahora bien, now, now then
    bien... o bien..., either... or...
    bien que mal, one way or another
    más bien, rather, a little
    no bien, as soon as: no bien llegó..., no sooner had she arrived than...
    pues bien, well then
    o bien, or, or else
    si bien, although, even though...: si bien es cierto que..., although it's quite clear that...
    IV exclamación ¡bien!, good!, great!
    ¡está bien!, (¡de acuerdo!) fine!, all right
    ¡muy bien!, excellent, first class!
    ¡qué bien!, great!, fantastic
    (desaprobación) ¡pues qué bien!, that's all I needed!
    ¡ya está bien!, that's (quite) enough!
    V adj inv un barrio bien, a well-to-do neighbourhood
    un niño bien, a rich kid
    En general se traduce por well. Sin embargo, cuando hablamos de personas decimos fine al referirnos a su salud: ¿Qué tal estás? - Muy bien, gracias. How are you? - Fine, thanks. Para describir un objeto puedes usar good: Ese libro está muy bien. That book is very good.
    ' bien' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abrigar
    - acabar
    - acero
    - agarrar
    - ahora
    - alternar
    - amarrar
    - andar
    - antes
    - atrancar
    - avenida
    - avenido
    - avenirse
    - bailar
    - barbaridad
    - base
    - bastante
    - cabeza
    - caer
    - casar
    - cerrarse
    - columpiarse
    - cómo
    - comprobar
    - comunicada
    - comunicado
    - comunitaria
    - comunitario
    - coña
    - concesión
    - considerada
    - considerado
    - consuelo
    - contraria
    - contrario
    - convenir
    - cumplir
    - dar
    - darse
    - decirse
    - declarar
    - defenderse
    - deteriorarse
    - diáfana
    - diáfano
    - dinero
    - discreta
    - discreto
    - disfrutar
    - disputarse
    English:
    absence
    - acquit
    - agree
    - airy
    - all right
    - along
    - alternatively
    - antisocial
    - appreciate
    - aptly
    - articulate
    - at
    - aware
    - balance
    - ball
    - begin
    - behave
    - beneath
    - best
    - better
    - bookmobile
    - boom
    - border
    - bouncy
    - by
    - card
    - charity
    - cheap
    - clean-shaven
    - clockwork
    - closely
    - cloud
    - come in
    - come off
    - come out
    - conform
    - congenial
    - convenient
    - cosy
    - cozy
    - deserve
    - do
    - done
    - effective
    - either
    - enjoy
    - enunciate
    - equipped
    - familiar
    - far
    * * *
    adj inv
    [respetable]
    una familia bien a good family;
    un barrio bien a good area;
    Pey a posh area;
    un restaurante bien a posh restaurant;
    Pey
    niño bien rich kid;
    gente bien well-to-do people
    nm
    1. [concepto abstracto] good;
    el bien y el mal good and evil;
    se cree que está por encima del bien y del mal she thinks ordinary moral laws don't apply to her;
    hacer el bien to do good (deeds);
    un hombre de bien a good man
    2. [provecho] good;
    los padres desean el bien de los hijos parents desire the best for their children;
    esto te hará bien this will do you good;
    si se marcha, nos hará un bien a todos if she leaves, she'll be doing us all a favour;
    espero que el cambio sea para bien I hope the change is for the best, I hope the change works out well;
    por el bien de for the sake of;
    lo hice por tu bien I did it for your own good;
    han trabajado muy duro por el bien de todos they have worked very hard for the good of everyone
    3. [nota] = mark between 6 and 6.9 out of 10, ≈ pass, ≈ C
    bienes nmpl
    1. [patrimonio] property
    bienes de capital capital assets;
    bienes comunales common property;
    bienes fungibles perishables;
    bienes gananciales shared possessions;
    bienes inmateriales intangible assets;
    bienes inmuebles real estate, US real property;
    bienes muebles personal property;
    bienes públicos public property;
    bienes raíces real estate, landed property
    2. [productos] goods
    bienes de consumo consumer goods;
    bienes de consumo duraderos consumer durables, US hard goods;
    bienes de equipo capital goods;
    bienes de producción industrial goods;
    bienes terrenales worldly goods
    adv
    1. [debidamente, adecuadamente] well;
    ¿cómo estás? – bien, gracias how are you? – fine, thanks;
    habla inglés bien she speaks English well;
    ¡agárrate bien! hold on tight!;
    cierra bien la puerta shut the door properly;
    conoce bien el tema she knows a lot about the subject, she knows the subject well;
    ¿vamos bien de gasolina? are we doing all right for Br petrol o US gas?, have we got plenty of Br petrol o US gas?;
    bien mirado [bien pensado] if you look at it closely;
    [bien visto] well-regarded;
    bien pensado on reflection;
    contestar bien [correctamente] to answer correctly;
    [cortésmente] to answer politely;
    escucha bien,… listen carefully,…;
    estar bien relacionado to have good connections;
    le está bien empleado he deserves it, it serves him right;
    hacer algo bien to do sth well;
    has hecho bien you did the right thing;
    hiciste bien en decírmelo you were right to tell me;
    pórtate bien be good, behave yourself;
    salir bien librado to get off lightly;
    todo salió bien everything turned out well;
    vivir bien [económicamente] to be well-off;
    [en armonía] to be happy
    2. [expresa opinión favorable] well;
    ¡muy bien! very good!, excellent!;
    ¡bien hecho! well done!;
    me cayó muy bien I liked her a lot;
    me han hablado bien de él they have spoken well of him to me;
    en Portugal se come muy bien the food is very good in Portugal;
    estar bien [de aspecto] to be nice;
    [de salud] to be o feel well; [de calidad] to be good; [de comodidad] to be comfortable;
    ¡está bien! [bueno, vale] all right then!;
    [es suficiente] that's enough!;
    este traje te está bien this suit looks good on you;
    la tienda está bien situada the shop is well situated;
    está bien que te vayas, pero antes despídete it's all right for you to go, but say goodbye first;
    tal comportamiento no está bien visto such behaviour is frowned upon;
    encontrarse bien [de salud] to feel well;
    no se encuentra nada bien she doesn't feel at all well;
    oler/saber bien to smell/taste nice o good;
    ¡qué bien huele en esta cocina! it smells nice o good in this kitchen!;
    opinar bien de alguien to think highly of sb;
    no acaba de parecerme bien I don't really think it's a very good idea;
    no me parece bien que no la saludes I think it's wrong of you not to say hello to her;
    ¿te parece bien así? is it O.K. like this?, is this all right?;
    pasarlo bien to have a good time;
    ¡qué bien, mañana no trabajo! great, I don't have to go to work tomorrow!;
    Irónico
    ¡qué bien, ahora dice que no me puede pagar! isn't that just great, now she says she can't pay me!;
    salir bien to turn out well;
    ¡qué bien sales en la foto! you look great in the photo!;
    sentar bien a alguien [ropa] to suit sb;
    [comida] to agree with sb; [comentario] to please sb;
    el rojo no te sienta nada bien red doesn't suit you at all;
    come tan rápido que no le puede sentar bien she eats so quickly she's bound to get indigestion;
    algunos consideran que una copita de vino sienta bien some people think a glass of wine is good for you;
    no le sentó nada bien que lo criticaras en público he didn't like you criticizing him in public at all, he was none too impressed by you criticizing him in public;
    tu ayuda va a venir muy bien your help will be very welcome;
    no me viene nada bien salir esta tarde it's not very convenient for me o it doesn't really suit me to go out this afternoon;
    bien está lo que bien acaba all's well that ends well
    3. [muy]
    quiero el filete bien hecho I want my steak well done;
    bien abierto wide open;
    4. [uso enfático] pretty;
    un regalo bien caro a pretty expensive present;
    vamos a llegar bien tarde we're going to be pretty late;
    estoy bien cansado I'm pretty tired;
    hoy me he levantado bien temprano I got up nice and early today;
    quiero un vaso de agua bien fría I'd like a nice cold glass of water
    5. [vale, de acuerdo] all right, O.K.;
    ¿nos vamos? – bien shall we go? – all right
    6. [de buena gana, fácilmente] quite happily;
    ella bien que lo haría, pero no le dejan she'd be happy to do it o she'd quite happily do it, but they won't let her
    7. [expresa protesta]
    ¡bien podrías haberme avisado! you could at least have told me!;
    ¡bien podrías pagar tú esta vez! it would be nice if you paid for once o for a change!
    8. [en frases]
    bien es verdad que… it's certainly true that…;
    ¡bien por…! three cheers for…!;
    ¡ya está bien! that's enough!;
    ¡ya está bien de hacer el vago! that's enough lazing around!;
    estar a bien con alguien to be on good terms with sb;
    ¡pues (sí que) estamos bien! that's all we needed!;
    tener a bien hacer algo to be good enough to do sth;
    le rogamos tenga a bien pasarse por nuestras oficinas we would ask you to (be good enough to) come to our offices
    conj
    bien… bien either… or;
    puedes venir bien por avión, bien por barco you can come by plane or by boat;
    dáselo bien a mi hermano, bien a mi padre give it to either my brother or my father
    interj
    1. [aprobación] good!, great!;
    [fastidio] oh, great!;
    hoy saldréis al recreo media hora antes – ¡bien! break time will be half an hour earlier today – great!;
    se acaba de estropear la televisión – ¡bien, lo que nos faltaba! the television has just broken down – oh great, that's all we needed!
    2. [enlazando]
    y bien, ¿qué te ha parecido? well o so, what did you think of it?;
    y bien, ¿a qué estás esperando? well, what are you waiting for?
    más bien loc conj
    rather;
    no estoy contento, más bien estupefacto I'm not so much happy as stunned;
    más bien creo que no vendrá I rather suspect she won't come, I think it unlikely that she'll come
    no bien, RP ni bien loc conj
    no sooner, as soon as;
    no bien me había marchado cuando empezaron a… no sooner had I gone than they started…
    si bien loc conj
    although, even though
    * * *
    I m good;
    por tu bien for your own good;
    bienes pl goods, property sg ;
    hombre de bien good man;
    II adj
    :
    ¡está bien! it’s OK!, it’s alright!;
    estoy bien I’m fine, I’m OK;
    ¿estás bien aquí? are you comfortable here?;
    la gente bien well-to-do people
    III adv
    1 well; ( muy) very;
    ¡bien hecho! well done!;
    bien está lo que bien acaba all’s well that ends well
    2 ( correctamente) well, properly
    :
    más bien rather;
    tener a bien hacer algo see fit to do sth;
    hicieron bien en reservar los billetes con tanta antelación they did the right thing booking the tickets so far ahead;
    haces bien en llevarte el paraguas it’s a good idea to take your umbrella;
    estar (a) bien con alguien be on good terms with s.o.
    IV conj
    :
    o bien … o … either … or …;
    si bien, bien que although;
    no bien as soon as
    V int
    :
    ¡ya está bien! that’s it!, that’s enough!;
    pues bien well
    * * *
    bien adv
    1) : well
    ¿dormiste bien?: did you sleep well?
    2) correctamente: correctly, properly, right
    hay que hacerlo bien: it must be done correctly
    3) : very, quite
    el libro era bien divertido: the book was very amusing
    4) : easily
    bien puede acabarlo en un día: he can easily finish it in a day
    5) : willingly, readily
    bien lo aceptaré: I'll gladly accept it
    6)
    bien que : although
    7)
    más bien : rather
    bien adj
    1) : well, OK, all right
    ¿te sientes bien?: are you feeling all right?
    2) : pleasant, agreeable
    las flores huelen bien: the flowers smell very nice
    3) : satisfactory
    4) : correct, right
    bien nm
    1) : good
    el bien y el mal: good and evil
    2) bienes nmpl
    : property, goods, possessions
    * * *
    bien1 adj (acomodado) well off / rich
    bien2 adv
    1. (en general) well
    el examen le fue bien the exam went well / he did well in the exam
    2. (de salud) well / fine
    ayer me dolía el estómago, pero ya estoy bien I had a stomachache yesterday, but I'm fine now
    estoy muy bien, gracias I'm very well, thank you
    ¿estás bien? are you all right?
    3. (de gusto, olor, aspecto) nice / good [comp. better; superl. best]
    ¡qué bien huele! what a nice smell! / it smells really good!
    4. (de manera correcta) properly / correctly / right
    5. (para intensificar) very / quite
    bien caliente nice and hot / very hot
    6. (de acuerdo) all right / OK
    ¿vienes? Bien are you coming? OK
    bien3 conj either... or
    se puede ir bien en tren, bien en autocar you can either go by train or by coach
    bien4 n
    1. (lo bueno) good
    2. (beneficio) good
    3. (nota académica) good / C

    Spanish-English dictionary > bien

  • 14 cierto

    adj.
    1 true, exact, definite, certain.
    2 certain, some.
    3 certain, sure, inescapable, inevitable.
    intj.
    1 right, isn't that right, correct, isn't that so.
    2 sure thing.
    * * *
    1 (seguro) certain, sure
    3 (algún) certain, some
    1 certainly
    \
    en ciertos casos in certain cases, in some cases
    estar en lo cierto to be right
    lo cierto es que... the fact is that...
    por cierto by the way
    ————————
    1 certainly
    * * *
    (f. - cierta)
    adj.
    2) true
    3) one, some
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=verdadero) true

    ¿es cierto eso? — is that really so?, is that true?

    ha mejorado mucho, ¿no es cierto? — it has improved a lot, don't you think?

    es cierto, es mejor que nos vayamos — yes o you're right, I think we'd better go

    cierto, es un problema grave — it's certainly a serious problem

    estar en lo cierto — to be right

    lo cierto es que — the fact is that, the truth of the matter is that

    es cierto queit's true that

    2) (=seguro) certain, sure

    lo único cierto es que... — the only sure thing is that...

    saber algo de cierto — to know sth for certain

    3) [uso indefinido]
    a) [en sing] a certain

    me alejé de allí con una cierta sensación de preocupación — I left there feeling a little anxious, I left there with a certain feeling of anxiety

    en cierta ocasión — on one occasion, once

    durante cierto tiempofor a while

    edad 1), manera 2), modo 2), punto 8), sentido 2., 6)
    b) [en pl] some, certain

    es mejor no hablar de ciertas cosassome o certain things are better not discussed

    4)

    por cierto — by the way, incidentally

    por cierto, ¿qué es de tu hermano? — by the way, o incidentally, what's your brother doing now?

    un libro que, por cierto, recomiendo totalmente — a book which, by the way, o incidentally, I would thoroughly recommend

    * * *
    - ta adjetivo
    1) ( verdadero) true

    ah!, es cierto — oh yes, of course

    parece más joven, ¿no es cierto? — he looks younger, doesn't he o don't you think?

    lo cierto es que... — the fact is that...

    es cierto que... — it is true that...

    si bien es cierto que... — while o although it's true to say that...

    por cierto — ( a propósito) by the way, incidentally; ( por supuesto) of course

    dinero que, por cierto, nunca me devolvió — money which, of course, he never paid back

    2) (delante del n) (que no se especifica, define) certain

    en cierta ocasión... — on one occasion...

    * * *
    - ta adjetivo
    1) ( verdadero) true

    ah!, es cierto — oh yes, of course

    parece más joven, ¿no es cierto? — he looks younger, doesn't he o don't you think?

    lo cierto es que... — the fact is that...

    es cierto que... — it is true that...

    si bien es cierto que... — while o although it's true to say that...

    por cierto — ( a propósito) by the way, incidentally; ( por supuesto) of course

    dinero que, por cierto, nunca me devolvió — money which, of course, he never paid back

    2) (delante del n) (que no se especifica, define) certain

    en cierta ocasión... — on one occasion...

    * * *
    cierto1
    1 = true [truer -comp., truest -sup.].

    Ex: The Concise AACR2 by Michael Gorman is not a true abridged edition of the full edition, but rather a rewritten distillation of the essential rules and principles.

    * a ciencia cierta = for sure, for certain.
    * a cierta distancia = some distance away.
    * confirmar que se está en lo cierto = prove + Posesivo + point, make + Posesivo + case.
    * conocer a ciencia cierta = know for + certain, know for + sure, know for + a fact.
    * demostrar que se está en lo cierto = prove + Posesivo + point, make + Posesivo + case.
    * estar en lo cierto = hit + the truth.
    * lo cierto es que = fact is, the fact is (that).
    * por cierto = coincidentally, incidentally, by the way, anecdotally, by the by(e), speaking of which.
    * probar que se está en lo cierto = prove + Posesivo + point, make + Posesivo + case.
    * saber a ciencia cierta = know for + certain, know for + sure, know for + a fact.
    * saber a ciencia cierta que = know + for a fact that.
    * si bien es cierto que = albeit (that).

    cierto2
    2 = a measure of, a certain amount of, an element of, certain, some.

    Ex: Perhaps since they have only an inadequate measure of only one of the five characteristics, the schools ought to recognize their inability to deal with the problems and give up.

    Ex: 'I can do it,' he said to himself, with a certain amount of aplomb which years of dealing with problems had given him.
    Ex: They all permit an element of coordination of concepts at the search stage when searching most of the databases that are on offer.
    Ex: The same is true for personal names, for subject headings or descriptors, for certain types of titles, for classification numbers, for call numbers, and so on = Lo mismo ocurre en el caso de los nombres personales, los encabezamientos de materia o descriptores, cierto tipo de títulos, los números de clasificación, las signaturas topográficas, etc.
    Ex: Nevertheless, modern cataloguing practices often represent some amalgam of the collocative and the direct approaches.
    * a cierta distancia de = off.
    * a cierta distancia de la costa = offshore.
    * a cierta distancia del litoral = offshore.
    * bajo ciertas circunstancias = under certain circumstances.
    * bajo ciertas condiciones = under certain conditions.
    * cada cierto tiempo = episodic, every so often, every now and then, every now and again.
    * cierto grado de = a degree of.
    * conceder cierta autoridad sobre = give + Nombre + a say in.
    * con cierta comodidad = with some ease.
    * con cierta facilidad = with some ease.
    * con cierta formación = educated.
    * con cierta frecuencia = not uncommonly.
    * con cierto detalle = at some length.
    * con cierto gasto = at some expense.
    * de cierto tipo = of a sort, of sorts.
    * durante cierto tiempo = over a period of time.
    * en cierta medida = to some extent, to a certain extent, to some degree.
    * en ciertas circunstancias = in certain circumstances.
    * en ciertas ocasiones = at certain times.
    * en cierto grado = something of.
    * en cierto modo = to some extent, after a fashion, to a certain extent, in a manner of speaking, so to speak, to some degree.
    * en cierto modo + Verbo = sort of + Verbo.
    * en ciertos casos = in certain cases.
    * en cierto sentido = in several respects, to some extent, in a sense, in some respects, to some degree.
    * hasta cierto punto = up to a point, to some degree, to some extent.
    * necesitar tomar cierto tipo de decisiones = require + judgement.
    * observar atentamente y durante cierto tiempo = maintain + vigil.
    * que confiere cierto estatus social = status-conferring.
    * sentir cierta aprensión (por) = be apprehensive (about).
    * ser en cierto modo un + Nombre = be something of a + Nombre.
    * situado a cierta distancia = further afield.
    * una cierta cantidad de = a measure of, a proportion of.
    * un cierto grado de = a certain amount of, a modicum of.
    * un cierto número de = a number of.

    * * *
    cierto -ta
    no hay nada de cierto en sus declaraciones there is no truth in his statement
    una cosa es cierta: cuando vino no lo sabía one thing's certain o for sure: he didn't know when he came
    tengo que ir al médico — ¡ah!, es cierto I have to go to the doctor's — oh yes, of course o that's right
    parece más joven, ¿no es cierto? he looks younger, doesn't he o don't you think?
    estabas en lo cierto you were right
    lo cierto es que ha desaparecido the fact is that it has gone, what's certain is that it has gone, one thing's for sure o for certain and that is that it has gone
    por cierto by the way, incidentally
    por cierto, si la ves dile que me llame by the way o incidentally, if you see her tell her to call me
    le presté el dinero que, por cierto, nunca me devolvió I lent him the money which, incidentally, he never paid back
    (que no se especifica, define): en cierta ocasión on one occasion, once
    cierta clase de gente a certain kind of people
    la noticia causó sensación en ciertos sectores sociales the news caused a sensation in some circles
    en cierto modo comprendo lo que dices in some ways I can understand what you're saying
    hasta cierto punto tiene razón up to a point you're right
    ese pueblecito tiene un cierto encanto that little village has a certain charm
    se respiraba un cierto malestar en el ambiente you could sense a degree of o a slight unease in the atmosphere
    camina con cierta dificultad she has some difficulty walking, she has a certain amount of difficulty walking
    una persona de cierta edad an elderly person
    * * *

     

    cierto
    ◊ -ta adjetivo

    1 ( verdadero) true;

    una cosa es cierta one thing's certain;
    ¡ah!, es cierto oh yes, of course;
    parece más joven, ¿no es cierto? he looks younger, doesn't he o don't you think?;
    estabas en lo cierto you were right;
    lo cierto es que … the fact is that …;
    si bien es cierto que … while o although it's true to say that …;
    por cierto ( a propósito) by the way, incidentally
    2 ( delante del n) (que no se especifica, define) certain;

    de cierta edad of a certain age;
    en cierta ocasión on one occasion;
    en cierto modo in some ways;
    hasta cierto punto up to a point;
    durante un cierto tiempo for a while
    cierto,-a
    I adjetivo
    1 (no falso) true
    (seguro) certain: di por cierto que vendrías, I was sure you would come
    lo cierto es que..., the fact is that... yo estaba en lo cierto, I was right
    2 (algún) certain: ciertas personas están interesadas, certain people are interested
    estoy de acuerdo hasta cierto punto, I agree up to a point
    II adverbio certainly
    ♦ Locuciones: por cierto, by the way
    ' cierto' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    academicismo
    - bien
    - cierta
    - de
    - desahogo
    - empezar
    - ir
    - propósito
    - punto
    - realidad
    - relativamente
    - segura
    - seguro
    - tal
    - vagabunda
    - vagabundo
    - verdadera
    - verdadero
    - creer
    - dejar
    - demorar
    - demostrar
    - falso
    - hasta
    - lo
    - mantener
    - matiz
    - modo
    - parecido
    - pesar
    - posible
    - sentido
    - ser
    - suponer
    - tardar
    - valer
    English:
    accent
    - allow for
    - by
    - certain
    - degree
    - extent
    - fact
    - far-fetched
    - fashion
    - kind
    - lip
    - manner
    - may
    - necessarily
    - point
    - remain
    - right
    - sense
    - so
    - some
    - something
    - sort
    - talk
    - target
    - true
    - way
    - belie
    - certainly
    - definitely
    - do
    - have
    - measure
    - remind
    - strictly
    - sure
    - type
    - untrue
    * * *
    cierto, -a
    adj
    1. [verdadero] true;
    estar en lo cierto to be right;
    lo cierto es que… the fact is that…;
    es cierto que… it's true (that…);
    no es cierto (que…) it is not true (that…);
    es el hijo de Javier, ¿no es cierto? he's Javier's son, isn't he?;
    si bien es cierto que… while it is true that…;
    ¿qué hay de cierto en las declaraciones del presidente? what truth is there in the president's statement?
    2. [seguro] certain, definite;
    es una señal cierta de su nerviosismo it's a sure sign that they're nervous;
    todavía no es cierto que vaya a poder participar it's still not certain that she'll be able to take part
    3. [algún] certain;
    cierto hombre a certain man;
    en cierta ocasión once, on one occasion;
    cierto día, iba caminando por la calle, cuando… I was walking down the street one day, when…;
    hemos recibido un cierto número de quejas we have received a certain number of o some complaints;
    tuvo un cierto éxito con su primer disco his first record was a moderate success;
    me da cierto reparo preguntárselo I'm a bit reluctant to ask her;
    en cierto modo, han hecho lo que han podido in a way, they did what they could;
    hasta cierto punto es verdad it's true up to a point
    adv
    right, certainly;
    ¿lo hizo usted? – cierto did you do it? – that's right;
    por cierto by the way;
    por cierto, ¿no te habrás acordado de comprar las entradas? by the way, did you remember to buy the tickets?;
    si la ves, por cierto, dile que la estoy buscando by the way, if you see her tell her I'm looking for her
    de cierto loc adv
    for certain, for sure;
    lo sé de cierto I know for certain o for sure
    * * *
    adj
    1 ( seguro) certain
    :
    es cierto it’s true;
    lo cierto es que … the fact is that …;
    3
    :
    hasta cierto punto up to a point;
    un cierto encanto a certain charm;
    cierto día one day
    4
    :
    por cierto incidentally
    * * *
    cierto, -ta adj
    1) : true, certain, definite
    lo cierto es que...: the fact is that...
    2) : certain, one
    cierto día de verano: one summer day
    bajo ciertas circunstancias: under certain circumstances
    3)
    por cierto : in fact, as a matter of fact
    ciertamente adv
    * * *
    cierto1 adj
    1. (en general) certain
    2. (verdadero) true
    cierto2 adv certainly

    Spanish-English dictionary > cierto

  • 15 pesar

    m.
    1 grief (tristeza).
    3 sorrow, ruefulness, grief, woefulness.
    El pesar no se elimina tan fácilmente Sorrow is not eliminated so easily.
    4 regret, sorriness.
    v.
    1 to weigh.
    ¿cuánto pesa? how much o what does it weigh?
    El asistente pesó la mercadería The assistant weighed the goods.
    Esta bolsa pesa mucho This bag weighs a lot.
    2 to weigh up.
    3 to be heavy (ser pesado).
    pesa mucho it's very heavy
    4 to play an important part.
    en su decisión pesaron muchas razones a number of reasons influenced her decision
    * * *
    1 to weigh
    ¿cuánto pesas? how much do you weigh?
    2 (tener mucho peso) to be heavy
    ¡cómo pesa esta maleta! this suitcase is really heavy!
    3 (sentir) to be sorry, regret
    4 (influir) to carry weight
    1 to weigh
    1 (pena) sorrow, grief
    \
    a pesar de despite, in spite of
    a pesar de los pesares in spite of everything
    pese a que... despite the fact that..., although...
    * * *
    1. noun m.
    grief, sorrow
    2. verb
    3) grieve, cause regret
    * * *
    1. VI
    1) [objeto, persona]
    a) (=tener peso) to weigh; (Boxeo, Hípica) to weigh in at; (Inform) to be

    ¿cuánto pesas? — how much o what do you weigh?

    b) (=tener mucho peso) to be heavy

    ese paquete no pesa — that parcel isn't heavy, that parcel hardly weighs anything

    ¿pesa mucho? — is it heavy?

    ¡cómo pesa esta bolsa! — this bag's really heavy!

    ¡no pesa nada! — it's not heavy at all!

    2) (=resultar pesado)

    pesarle a algn: le pesaba la mochila — his rucksack was weighing him down

    los pies me pesan, estoy muy cansado — I'm so tired, I can hardly lift my feet up any more

    3) (=afligir)

    ¡ya le pesará! — he'll be sorry!, he'll regret this!

    me pesa haberlo hecho — I regret having done it, I'm sorry I did it

    4) (=ser una carga)

    pesar sobre[responsabilidad, preocupación] to weigh heavily on; [amenaza, acusación] to hang over

    5) (=influir) to carry weight
    6)

    pese a (que) — in spite of (the fact that), despite (the fact that)

    pese a las dificultadesin spite of o despite the difficulties

    lo creo, pese a que ellos lo niegan — I believe it, even though they deny it, I believe it, in spite of o despite the fact that they deny it

    lo haré pese a quien pese — I'll do it whether people like it or not, I'll do it, no matter who I offend

    mal 2.
    7) And, CAm (=vender carne) to sell meat
    2. VT
    1) [+ carta, fruta etc] to weigh
    2) (=sopesar) to weigh up
    3.
    See:
    4. SM
    1) (=aflicción) sorrow
    2) (=arrepentimiento) regret

    sentir o tener pesar por no haber... — to regret not having...

    3)

    a pesar de — in spite of, despite

    a pesar de todoin spite of o despite everything

    a pesar del mal tiempoin spite of o despite the bad weather

    a pesar de queeven though

    a pesar de que no tiene dinero — even though he has no money, in spite of o despite the fact that he has no money

    * * *
    I
    1)
    a) (pena, tristeza) sorrow

    a pesar mío or muy a mi pesar — much to my regret

    con pesar — sorrowfully, with a heavy heart

    b) ( remordimiento) regret, remorse
    2)

    a pesar de su enfermedad/de estar enfermo — despite o in spite of being ill

    a pesar de todoin spite of o despite everything

    a pesar de los pesares — (fam) in spite of everything

    a pesar de que no sabía mucho inglés... — despite not knowing much English...

    se lo llevó, a pesar de que yo se lo había prohibido — he took it, despite the fact that o even though I had forbidden him to

    II 1.
    verbo intransitivo
    1)
    a) paquete/maleta to be heavy

    cómo pesa! — it's terribly heavy!, it weighs a ton! (colloq)

    pesar SOBRE alguien/algo: toda la responsabilidad pesa sobre él all the responsibility falls on his shoulders o on him; la hipoteca que pesa sobre la casa — the mortgage on the house

    c) ( influir)
    2) ( causar arrepentimiento) (+ me/te/le etc)

    ya te pesará no haber estudiado — you'll be sorry you didn't study, you'll regret not studying

    3)

    pese a — despite, in spite of

    pese a todo, creo que su trabajo es el mejor — despite o in spite of everything, I still think her work is the best

    pese a quien (le) peseno matter who I o you, etc have to upset, no matter whose toes I o you, etc have to tread on

    mal que me/le pese — whether I like/he likes it or not

    2.
    pesar vt
    a) <niño/maleta> to weigh; < manzanas> to weigh (out)
    b) ( tener cierto peso) to weigh
    3.
    pesarse v pron (refl) to weigh oneself
    * * *
    I
    1)
    a) (pena, tristeza) sorrow

    a pesar mío or muy a mi pesar — much to my regret

    con pesar — sorrowfully, with a heavy heart

    b) ( remordimiento) regret, remorse
    2)

    a pesar de su enfermedad/de estar enfermo — despite o in spite of being ill

    a pesar de todoin spite of o despite everything

    a pesar de los pesares — (fam) in spite of everything

    a pesar de que no sabía mucho inglés... — despite not knowing much English...

    se lo llevó, a pesar de que yo se lo había prohibido — he took it, despite the fact that o even though I had forbidden him to

    II 1.
    verbo intransitivo
    1)
    a) paquete/maleta to be heavy

    cómo pesa! — it's terribly heavy!, it weighs a ton! (colloq)

    pesar SOBRE alguien/algo: toda la responsabilidad pesa sobre él all the responsibility falls on his shoulders o on him; la hipoteca que pesa sobre la casa — the mortgage on the house

    c) ( influir)
    2) ( causar arrepentimiento) (+ me/te/le etc)

    ya te pesará no haber estudiado — you'll be sorry you didn't study, you'll regret not studying

    3)

    pese a — despite, in spite of

    pese a todo, creo que su trabajo es el mejor — despite o in spite of everything, I still think her work is the best

    pese a quien (le) peseno matter who I o you, etc have to upset, no matter whose toes I o you, etc have to tread on

    mal que me/le pese — whether I like/he likes it or not

    2.
    pesar vt
    a) <niño/maleta> to weigh; < manzanas> to weigh (out)
    b) ( tener cierto peso) to weigh
    3.
    pesarse v pron (refl) to weigh oneself
    * * *
    pesar1
    1 = grief, regret, chagrin, heartache.

    Ex: This paper discusses the ways in which books may be used to help bereaved children to understand death and other aspects of grief.

    Ex: Spalding's regret is quite understandable, for few of those seeking to identify particular editions in the catalog will fail to be confused by the results of this decision.
    Ex: Much to her nanny's surprise and chagrin, she was fully potty-trained by her first birthday.
    Ex: Lovelorn staff at a Japanese company can take paid time off after an upsetting break-up with a partner, with more ' heartache leave' offered as they get older.
    * 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.
    * con pesar = with regret.
    * muy a + Posesivo + pesar = to + Posesivo + chagrin.

    pesar2
    2 = weigh.

    Ex: Letters and parcels would be weighed by library staff and franked to show the correct amount in lieu of sticking on postage stamps.

    * pesar más que = outweigh, outbalance.

    * * *
    A
    1 (pena, tristeza) sorrow
    me expresó su pesar por la triste noticia she expressed her sorrow at the sad news
    ahoga sus pesares en el alcohol he drowns his sorrows in drink
    a pesar mío or muy a mi pesar tuve que ir much to my regret I had to go
    no debes causarle pesares a tu madre you mustn't upset your mother
    el que más pesares le causa the one who causes her the most grief o sorrow o heartache
    2 (remordimiento) regret, remorse
    no siente ningún pesar por sus malas acciones he feels no remorse for his wrongdoings, he does not regret his wrongdoings
    B
    a pesar de despite
    a pesar de su enfermedad despite his illness, despite being ill
    insistió en salir a pesar de estar enfermo he insisted on going out despite being ill o in spite of being ill
    a pesar de todo, prefiere quedarse in spite of o despite everything she prefers to stay
    a pesar de los pesares ( fam); in spite of everything
    a pesar de que no sabía mucho inglés, logró hacerse entender despite not knowing much English o although he didn't know much English, he managed to make himself understood
    se llevó el coche, a pesar de que su padre se lo había prohibido he took the car, despite the fact that o although his father had forbidden him to
    pesar2 [A1 ]
    vi
    A
    1 «paquete/maleta» to be heavy
    ¡cómo pesa tu maleta! your suitcase is terribly heavy!, your case weighs a ton! ( colloq)
    estas gafas no pesan these glasses don't weigh much, these glasses are very light
    ¿te lo llevo? — no, si no me pesa shall I carry it for you? — no, it's not heavy
    2
    (ser una carga): ya me pesan los años I feel my age now
    le pesan todas esas cargas familiares he's weighed down by all those family reponsibilities, all those family responsibilities weigh heavily on him
    pesar SOBRE algn/algo:
    toda la responsabilidad pesa sobre él all the responsibility falls on his shoulders o on him
    la hipoteca que pesa sobre la casa the mortgage on the house
    3
    (influir): su influencia sigue pesando en la región their influence continues to carry weight in the region
    en esta cuestión no deben pesar los intereses personales personal interests shouldn't come o enter into this
    ha pesado más su personalidad que su ideología her personality has been more important o more of a factor than her ideology
    argumentos que pesan a su favor arguments which weigh in his favor
    B (causar pena, arrepentimiento) (+ me/te/le etc):
    ahora me pesa haberle dicho eso now I regret saying that to him, now I'm sorry I said that to him
    ya te pesará no haber estudiado cuando seas mayor when you're older you'll be sorry you didn't study o you'll regret not studying
    me pesa haberlo ofendido I'm very sorry I offended him
    C
    pese a despite, in spite of
    pese a todo, creo que su trabajo es el mejor despite o in spite of everything, I still think her work is the best
    firmó pese a no estar de acuerdo she signed even though she did not agree
    pese a que even though
    pese a que no lo invitaron, les mandó un regalo he sent them a present even though they didn't invite him
    pese a quien (le) pese: voy a decir la verdad, pese a quien (le) pese I'm going to speak the truth, no matter who I have to upset o no matter whose toes I have to tread on
    mal que me/te/le pese like it or not
    mal que te pese, tienes que reconocer que ganó en buena ley like it or not, you have to admit he won fair and square
    mal que me pese, tendré que ponerles buena cara much as I dislike the idea I'll have to be nice to them
    ■ pesar
    vt
    1 ‹niño/maleta› to weigh; ‹manzanas› to weigh out, weigh
    es un kilo bien pesado that's a good o generous kilo
    ¿cuánto pesas? how much do you weigh?
    pesa 80 kilos he weighs 80 kilos
    ( refl) to weigh oneself
    * * *

     

    pesar 1 sustantivo masculino
    1
    a) (pena, tristeza) sorrow;

    a pesar mío or muy a mi pesar much to my regret

    2

    a pesar de todo in spite of o despite everything;
    a pesar de que even though
    pesar 2 ( conjugate pesar) verbo intransitivo
    1 [paquete/maleta] to be heavy;

    no me pesa it's not heavy
    2 ( causar arrepentimiento) (+ me/te/le etc):

    me pesa haberlo ofendido I'm very sorry I offended him
    3

    pese a que even though;
    mal que me/le pese whether I like/he likes it or not
    verbo transitivo
    a)niño/maleta to weigh;

    manzanas to weigh (out)


    pesarse verbo pronominal ( refl) to weigh oneself
    pesar
    I verbo intransitivo
    1 (tener peso físico) to weigh: esa carne pesa dos kilos, that meat weighs two kilos
    2 (tener peso psíquico) to have influence: sus opiniones aún pesan en el grupo, his opinions still carry weight in the group
    3 (causar arrepentimiento, dolor) to grieve: me pesa no haber ido con vosotros, I regret not having gone with you
    II vtr (determinar un peso) to weigh
    III sustantivo masculino
    1 (pena, pesadumbre) sorrow, grief
    2 (remordimiento) regret
    ♦ Locuciones: a pesar de, in spite of
    a pesar de que, although ➣ Ver nota en aunque
    ' pesar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    apencar
    - arrepentirse
    - aunque
    - disgusto
    - flema
    - todavía
    - atención
    - falta
    - hondo
    - obstante
    - sentimiento
    English:
    carry through
    - catch up
    - despite
    - destroy
    - down-to-earth
    - fact
    - for
    - intact
    - look forward to
    - manage
    - notwithstanding
    - odds
    - outweigh
    - regardless
    - regret
    - regretfully
    - ruefully
    - spite
    - stay on
    - weigh
    - while
    - deep
    - even
    - measure
    - regretful
    - reluctantly
    - sorrow
    * * *
    nm
    1. [tristeza] grief;
    todos sentimos un hondo pesar por su fallecimiento we all felt a great sorrow at his death
    2. [arrepentimiento] remorse;
    no le daba ningún pesar she felt no remorse at all
    a pesar de loc prep
    despite, in spite of;
    a pesar de las críticas in spite of o despite all the criticism;
    tuve que hacerlo a pesar mío I had to do it against my will;
    muy a nuestro pesar, hubo que invitarles we had to invite them, even though we really didn't want to;
    muy a pesar mío no puedo darte lo que me pides I can't give you what you want, much as I'd like to;
    a pesar de que… in spite of o despite the fact that…;
    a pesar de que me dolía, seguí jugando I carried on playing in spite of o despite the pain;
    a pesar de todo in spite of o despite everything;
    Fam
    a pesar de los pesares in spite of o despite everything
    vt
    1. [en balanza] to weigh;
    pésemelo, por favor could you weigh it for me, please?
    2. Fig [examinar, calibrar] to weigh up
    vi
    1. [tener peso] to weigh;
    pesa cinco kilos it weighs five kilos;
    ¿cuánto pesa? how much o what does it weigh?;
    ¡qué poco pesa! it doesn't weigh much!
    2. [ser pesado] to be heavy;
    ¡cómo o [m5] cuánto pesa! it's really heavy!;
    esta maleta no pesa nada this suitcase hardly weighs anything;
    ¡ya va pesando la edad!, ¡ya van pesando los años! I'm getting old!
    3. [recaer]
    pesa una orden de arresto sobre él there is a warrant out for his arrest;
    sobre ti pesa la decisión última the final decision rests with you
    4. [importar, influir] to play an important part;
    en su decisión pesaron muchas razones a number of reasons influenced her decision
    5. [doler, entristecer]
    me pesa tener que hacerlo I regret having to do it;
    me pesa tener que decirte esto I'm sorry to have to tell you this;
    no me pesa haber dejado ese trabajo I have no regrets about leaving that job, I'm not at all sorry I left that job
    6. Comp
    mal que te pese (whether you) like it or not
    * * *
    I v/t weigh
    II v/i
    1 ( ser muy pesado) be heavy;
    casi no pesa it weighs next to nothing
    2 ( influir) carry weight
    3 fig
    de responsabilidad weigh heavily ( sobre on);
    me pesa tener que informarle … I regret to have to inform you …;
    mal que me/le pese like it or not, whether I/you like it or not
    III m sorrow
    IV
    :
    a pesar de in spite of, despite;
    a pesar de ello nevertheless;
    a pesar de eso in spite of that, despite that;
    a pesar de que in spite of o despite the fact that, even though;
    a pesar mío against my wishes
    * * *
    pesar vt
    1) : to weigh
    2) examinar: to consider, to think over
    pesar vi
    1) : to weigh
    ¿cuánto pesa?: how much does it weigh?
    2) : to be heavy
    3) : to weigh heavily, to be a burden
    no le pesa: it's not a burden on him
    pesa sobre mi corazón: it weighs upon my heart
    4) influir: to carry weight, to have bearing
    5) (with personal pronouns) : to grieve, to sadden
    me pesa mucho: I'm very sorry
    6)
    pese a : in spite of, despite
    pesar nm
    1) aflicción, pena: sorrow, grief
    2) remordimiento: remorse
    3)
    a pesar de : in spite of, despite
    * * *
    pesar1 n
    a pesar de in spite of / despite
    pesar2 vb
    1. (en general) to weigh
    ¿cuánto pesas? how much do you weigh?
    2. (tener mucho peso) to be heavy

    Spanish-English dictionary > pesar

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    m.
    * * *
    si
    2 (disyuntiva, duda) if, whether
    ¡si yo no quería! but I didn't want to!
    ¡pero si es facilísimo! ¡but it's really easy!
    \
    como si as if
    como si nada / como si tal cosa as if it were nothing at all
    por si acaso just in case
    si bien although, even though
    ————————
    si
    1 MÚSICA ti, si, B
    * * *
    conj.
    1) if
    - si no
    * * *
    I
    CONJ
    1) [uso condicional] if

    si lo quieres, te lo doy — if you want it I'll give it to you

    si lo sé, no te lo digo — I wouldn't have told you, if I'd known

    si tuviera dinero, lo compraría — if I had any money I would buy it

    si me lo hubiese pedido, se lo habría o hubiera dado — if he had asked me for it I would have given it to him

    si no[condición negativa] if not; [indicando alternativa] otherwise, or (else)

    si no estudias, no aprobarás — you won't pass if you don't study, you won't pass unless you study

    ponte crema porque si no, te quemarás — put some cream on, otherwise o or (else) you'll get sunburned

    vete, si no, vas a llegar tarde — go, or (else) you'll be late

    llevo el paraguas por si (acaso) llueve — I've got my umbrella (just) in case it rains

    ¿y si llueve? — what if it rains?

    ¿y si se lo preguntamos? — why don't we ask her?

    2) [en interrogativas indirectas] whether

    ¿sabes si nos han pagado ya? — do you know if we've been paid yet?

    3) [uso concesivo]

    no sé de qué te quejas, si eres una belleza — I don't know what you're complaining about when you're so beautiful

    si bienalthough

    si bien creó un amplio consenso político... — although it is true o while it may be true that he created a broad political consensus...

    4) [uso desiderativo]

    ¡si fuera verdad! — if only it were true!, I wish it were true!

    ¡si viniese pronto! — I wish he'd come!, if only he'd come!

    5) [indicando protesta] but

    ¡si no sabía que estabas allí! — but I didn't know you were there!

    ¡si (es que) acabo de llamarte! — but I've only just phoned you!

    ¡si tienes la tira de discos! — but you have loads of records! *

    6) [uso enfático]

    ¡si serán hipócritas! — they're such hypocrites!, they're so hypocritical!

    -es un pesado -¡si lo sabré yo! — "he's a pain" - "don't I know it!" o "you're telling me!"

    si lo sabré yo, que soy su mujer — I ought to know, I'm his wife

    que si engorda, que si perjudica a la salud... — they say it's fattening and bad for your health

    que si lavar los platos, que si limpiar el suelo, que si... — what with washing up and sweeping the floor and...

    7) [indicando sorpresa]

    ¡pero si es el cartero! — why, it's the postman!

    ¡pero si eres tú! no te había reconocido — oh, it's you, I didn't recognize you!

    SI La conjunción si se puede traducir al inglés por if o whether; si no se traduce por if not o unless. SiPor regla general, si se traduce al inglés por if en las oraciones condicionales y por whether o if en las dubitativas: Si me has mentido te arrepentirás If you have lied to me you'll regret it Si tuviera mucho dinero me compraría un caballo If I had lots of money, I'd buy myself a horse No sé si me dejará quedarme I don't know whether o if he'll let me stay ► Si se puede traducir solo por whether, y nunca por if, cuando se presentan dos opciones a elegir, cuando va detrás de una preposición, delante de un infinitivo o de una oración interrogativa indirecta: No sé si ir a Canadá o a Estados Unidos I can't decide whether to go to Canada or the United States Quiero que hablemos de si deberíamos mandar a los niños a un colegio interno I want to talk to you about whether we should send the children to boarding school Todavía no tenemos muy claro si vamos a mudarnos o no We still haven't made up our minds about whether to move or not ► Las oraciones del tipo si hubieras hecho algo... se pueden traducir, en un registro más culto, omitiendo la partícula if e invirtiendo el orden del sujeto y el verbo auxiliar: Si hubieras estado aquí esto no habría ocurrido Had you been here this would not have happened Si no Si no generalmente se traduce al inglés por if not aunque, cuando en español se puede reemplazar por a no ser que, se puede utilizar también unless y cuando equivale a de lo contrario se emplea preferentemente otherwise o or else: Iría al cine más a menudo si no fuera tan caro I would go to the cinema more often if it weren't so expensive No te puedes quedar aquí si no pagas el alquiler You can't stay here unless you pay your rent o You can't stay here if you don't pay your rent Tenemos que estar allí antes de las diez; si no, vamos a tener problemas We must be there by ten, otherwise o or else we'll be in trouble ► Las oraciones del tipo si no hubieras hecho algo... se pueden traducir, en un registro más culto, omitiendo la partícula if e invirtiendo el orden del sujeto y el verbo auxiliar: Si no hubiese robado el dinero, ahora no estaría en la cárcel Had he not stolen the money, he wouldn't be in prison now Para otros usos y ejemplos ver la entrada II
    SM (Mús) B
    * * *
    I
    1)

    si lo sé, no vengo — (fam) if I'd known, I wouldn't have come

    si pudiera, se lo compraba — (fam) if I could, I'd buy it for him

    si lo hubiera or hubiese sabido... — if I'd known..., had I known...

    empezó a decir que si esto, que si lo otro — he said this, that and the other

    si bien: si bien el sueldo es bueno, el horario es malísimo the pay may be good but the hours are terrible; si no otherwise; pórtate bien, si no, te vas a la cama behave yourself, or else you're going straight to bed; date prisa, que si no nos vamos sin ti — hurry up, otherwise we're going without you

    2)
    b) ( cada vez que) if

    si hacía sol salíamos a pasearif o when it was sunny we used to go out for a walk

    3)

    si + subj: si yo lo supiera! if only I knew!; si me hubieras avisado a tiempo! — if only you had let me know in time!

    b) (en frases que expresan protesta, indignación, sorpresa)

    pero si te avisé...! — but I warned you...!

    c) (fam) ( uso enfático)

    si lo sabré yo! — don't I know it!, you're telling me!

    d) (planteando eventualidades, sugerencias)

    y si no quiere hacerlo ¿qué? — and if she doesn't want to do it, what then?

    ¿y si lo probáramos? — why don't we give it a try?

    me pregunto si lo encontraránI wonder if o whether they'll find it

    II
    masculino ( nota) B; ( en solfeo) ti, te (BrE)

    si bemol/sostenido — B flat/sharp

    en si mayor/menor — in B major/minor

    * * *
    I
    1)

    si lo sé, no vengo — (fam) if I'd known, I wouldn't have come

    si pudiera, se lo compraba — (fam) if I could, I'd buy it for him

    si lo hubiera or hubiese sabido... — if I'd known..., had I known...

    empezó a decir que si esto, que si lo otro — he said this, that and the other

    si bien: si bien el sueldo es bueno, el horario es malísimo the pay may be good but the hours are terrible; si no otherwise; pórtate bien, si no, te vas a la cama behave yourself, or else you're going straight to bed; date prisa, que si no nos vamos sin ti — hurry up, otherwise we're going without you

    2)
    b) ( cada vez que) if

    si hacía sol salíamos a pasearif o when it was sunny we used to go out for a walk

    3)

    si + subj: si yo lo supiera! if only I knew!; si me hubieras avisado a tiempo! — if only you had let me know in time!

    b) (en frases que expresan protesta, indignación, sorpresa)

    pero si te avisé...! — but I warned you...!

    c) (fam) ( uso enfático)

    si lo sabré yo! — don't I know it!, you're telling me!

    d) (planteando eventualidades, sugerencias)

    y si no quiere hacerlo ¿qué? — and if she doesn't want to do it, what then?

    ¿y si lo probáramos? — why don't we give it a try?

    me pregunto si lo encontraránI wonder if o whether they'll find it

    II
    masculino ( nota) B; ( en solfeo) ti, te (BrE)

    si bemol/sostenido — B flat/sharp

    en si mayor/menor — in B major/minor

    * * *
    si1
    = if, if only, to the extent that, whether, should, to the degree that.

    Ex: If our data are going to be used in other countries, we have to remember that English users would prefer standard English.

    Ex: A large proportion of the earth's population has not yet recognized the enormous advantages that would accrue if only everybody spoke English.
    Ex: A future with online catalogues will still require analytical entries, to the extent that records need to contain notes of contents of works.
    Ex: The question I will address is whether our acting on what I believe to be an invalid assumption provides valid cataloging.
    Ex: Should they have misjudged the availability of such a source, they can anticipate alternate approaches.
    Ex: To the degree that this argument is true, it paints a rather pessimistic picture of the quality of much published research.
    * ¿y si... ? = what if... ?.
    * como si = as though.
    * como si nada = unfazed.
    * como si (se tratase de) = as if.
    * como si tal cosa = unfazed, just like that.
    * comprobar si el contenido de un vídeo es adecuado o no = vet + video.
    * con respecto a si... o... = as to whether... or....
    * cuando..., si es que... = if and when.
    * ¿de dónde si no...? = where else...?.
    * no importa si... o = no matter whether... or.
    * o si no = or else.
    * porque sí = for the love of it.
    * por si = in the chance that.
    * por si acaso = in case of, on the off chance, just in case, on spec.
    * por si casualidad = in the chance that.
    * por si fuera poco = to add salt to injury, to rub salt in the wound.
    * por si las moscas = just in case, on spec.
    * por si sirve de algo = for what it's worth [FWIW].
    * ¿qué ocurre si... ? = what if... ?.
    * ¿qué pasa si... ? = what if... ?.
    * ¿qué sucede si... ? = what if... ?.
    * ¿quién si no...? = who else but...?.
    * si acaso = if ever, if at all, if and when.
    * si alguna vez lo fue = if it ever was.
    * si así lo desean = should they so wish, should they so wish.
    * si así lo prefieres = if you will.
    * si bien = admittedly.
    * si bien es cierto que = albeit (that).
    * si bien se mira = all things considered.
    * si contiene alguno = if any.
    * si corresponde = if applicable.
    * si Dios quiere = God willing.
    * si el tiempo lo permite = weather permitting.
    * si es así = if so, if this is the case.
    * si es necesario = if need be.
    * si eso no es posible = failing that/these.
    * si es posible = if at all possible, if at all feasible, if possible.
    * si es que sucede alguna vez = if ever.
    * si éste es el caso = if this is the case.
    * si éste no es el caso = if this is not the case.
    * si existe alguno = if any.
    * si fuera pertinente = if applicable.
    * si fuese pertinente = if applicable.
    * si hace buen tiempo = weather permitting.
    * si hay tiempo = time permitting.
    * si + Infinitivo + o no = whether or not to + Infinitivo.
    * si las miradas mataran... = if looks could kill....
    * si los comparamos = in comparison.
    * si mal no + Pronombre + acordarse = to the best of + Posesivo + recollection.
    * si mi olfato no me engaña = if my hunch is right, if I am not mistaken.
    * si no = if not.
    * si no aguantas el calor, sal de la cocina = if you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.
    * si no es así = if this is not the case.
    * si no estoy equivocado = if my hunch is right, if I am not mistaken.
    * si no fuera así = if it were not.
    * si no hay ningún contratiempo = all being well.
    * si no intervienen otros factores = ceteris paribus.
    * si no intervienen otros factores = all (other) things being equal.
    * si no lo impide el tiempo = weather permitting.
    * si no me equivoco = AFAIK (as far as I know).
    * si no ocurre ningún imprevisto = all (other) things being equal.
    * si no + Pronombre + fallar la memoria = to the best of + Posesivo + recollection.
    * si nos detenemos a reflexionar sobre ello = on reflection.
    * si no te gusta, te aguantas = like it or lump it, if you don't like it you can lump it, if you don't like it you can lump it.
    * si procede = if applicable, if appropriate.
    * si queda tiempo = time permitting.
    * si + se + Indicativo = if + Participio Pasado.
    * si se llega a un acuerdo = subject to + agreement.
    * si se necesita = if need be.
    * si se parece a un pato, anda como un pato y grazna como un pato, entonces es = If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it must be a duck.
    * si se quiere que + Nombre + sea = if + Nombre + be + to be.
    * si + SER + Adjetivo = if + Adjetivo.
    * si + ser + posible = whenever possible, when possible.
    * si sigue así = at this rate.
    * si todo sigue igual = all (other) things being equal.
    * si todo va bien = all being well.
    * si todo va de acuerdo a lo planeado = all (other) things being equal.
    * si vamos a eso = for that matter.

    * * *
    SI
    (= sistema de información) IS
    * * *

     

    Multiple Entries:
    si    

    si conjunción
    1
    a) ( en general) if;


    sí lo hubiera or hubiese sabido … if I'd known …, had I known …;
    empezó a decir que sí esto, que sí lo otro he said this, that and the other

    ¡sí yo lo supiera! if only I knew!

    c) (en frases que expresan protesta, indignación, sorpresa):

    ¡pero sí te avisé …! but I warned you …!

    d) (planteando eventualidades, sugerencias):

    y sí no quiere hacerlo ¿qué? and if she doesn't want to do it, what then?;

    ¿y sí lo probáramos? why don't we give it a try?
    e) ( en locs)


    2 ( en interrogativas indirectas) whether;

    ■ sustantivo masculino ( nota) B;
    ( en solfeo) ti, te (BrE);
    sí bemol/sostenido B flat/sharp

    adverbio
    1 ( respuesta afirmativa) yes;
    ¿has terminado? — sí have you finished?yes (I have);

    decir que sí con la cabeza to nod
    2 ( uso enfático):

    tú sí que sabes vivir you certainly know how to live!;
    eso sí que es caro that is expensive;
    no puedo — ¡sí que puedes! I can't — yes, you can! o of course, you can!;
    que sí cabe it does fit;
    es de muy buena calidadeso sí it's very good quality — (yes,) that's true
    3 ( sustituyendo a una cláusula):

    me temo que sí I'm afraid so;
    ¿lloverá? — puede que sí do you think it will rain?it might;
    un día sí y otro no every other day;
    no puedo ir pero ella sí I can't go but she can
    ■ sustantivo masculino
    yes
    ■ pron pers
    1
    a) ( refl) (él) himself;

    ( ella) herself;
    (ellos, ellas) themselves;

    parece muy segura de sí (misma) she seems very sure of herself;
    fueron para convencerse a sí mismos/mismas they went to convince themselves
    b) ( refl) ( usted) yourself;

    ( ustedes) yourselves;

    léanlo para sí (mismos) read it (to) yourselves
    c) ( impers):


    2 ( en locs)


    ( entre varios) among themselves;
    lo discutieron entre sí they discussed it between/among themselves;

    no se respetan entre sí they don't respect each other;
    de por sí: es de por sí nervioso he is nervous by nature;
    el sistema es de por sí complicado the system is in itself complicated;
    en sí (mismo): el hecho en sí (mismo) no tenía demasiada importancia this in itself was not so important
    si conj
    1 (expresando una condición) if: si vienes te lo cuento, if you come I will tell you
    si pudiera, se lo daría, if I could, I would give it to him
    2 fam (uso enfático) ¡si ya te lo decía yo!, but I told you!
    (expresando deseo) if only: ¡si tuviera más tiempo!, if only I had more time!
    3 (en interrogativas indirectas) if, whether: me pregunto si llegará pronto, I wonder if o whether she'll come soon
    (disyuntiva) whether: quisiera saber si te gusta o no, I'd like to know whether you like it or not
    4 si no, otherwise, if not, or else: ponte el abrigo, si no, cogerás un catarro, put your coat on, otherwise you'll catch a cold
    ♦ Locuciones: como si, as if: camina como si estuviese herido, he walks as if he were hurt
    por si acaso, just in case
    si m Mús (nota) B
    (en solfeo) te, ti
    pron pers reflexivo
    1 (3ª persona de singular) (masculino) himself: logró hacerlo por sí solo, he was able to do it by himself o on his own
    (femenino) herself: lo dijo para sí, she said it to herself
    (3ª persona de plural) themselves: tenían un gran parecido entre sí, they all looked very similar
    2 (referido a uno mismo) uno debe hacerlo por sí mismo, one has to do it oneself
    3 (usted) compruébelo por sí mismo, see for yourself
    (ustedes) yourselves
    ♦ Locuciones: dar de sí: no da más de sí, he can't do any more
    de por sí: es de por sí amable, she's kind by nature
    esta teoría es de por sí difícil, this theory is in itself difficult

    I adverbio yes: ¿te gusta?, - sí, do you like it?, yes o - yes, I do
    ¿estás seguro?, - sí, are you sure?, - yes o -yes, I am
    ellos no irán, pero yo sí, they will not go, but I will
    creo que sí, I think so
    dijo que sí, he said yes o he accepted
    me temo que sí, I'm afraid so
    ¡sí que la has hecho buena!, you've really done it!
    es un actor famoso, - ¿sí?, he's a famous actor, - really?
    un día sí y otro no, every other day
    II sustantivo masculino
    1 yes: con el sí de tu familia, with your family's approval
    2 Pol los síes, the ayes
    ♦ Locuciones: dar el sí, to accept sb's proposal
    (el novio, la novia) me dio el sí, she consented to marry me
    '' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    acaso
    - acercar
    - aclararse
    - algo
    - año
    - anquilosarse
    - apenas
    - aspen
    - aunque
    - ayudarse
    - berrinche
    - bien
    - bilis
    - bombera
    - bombero
    - caber
    - cabeza
    - calor
    - camelar
    - camiseta
    - casa
    - casualidad
    - chimenea
    - clara
    - claro
    - clásica
    - clásico
    - colar
    - como
    - compasiva
    - compasivo
    - conceder
    - concesión
    - concienciarse
    - confianza
    - conformista
    - constructor
    - constructora
    - contención
    - contraponer
    - creer
    - crecida
    - crecido
    - cuando
    - cuestión
    - dar
    - decir
    - dejar
    - delgada
    - delgado
    English:
    ability
    - accountable
    - add to
    - add up
    - affirmative
    - afraid
    - agree
    - agreeable
    - all
    - all right
    - aloud
    - amok
    - antsy
    - any
    - anybody
    - anything
    - appreciate
    - arguable
    - arise
    - as
    - assurance
    - autograph
    - avoid
    - B
    - bankrupt
    - barrel
    - be
    - beat
    - begin
    - believe
    - beside
    - blind
    - boat
    - bolster
    - bonus
    - boost
    - boot
    - bop
    - bother
    - but
    - card
    - care
    - carry through
    - case
    - certainly
    - chain letter
    - chance
    - check
    - come round
    - come to
    * * *
    SI nm (abrev de Sistema Internacional)
    SI
    * * *
    si
    I conj if;
    si no if not;
    me pregunto si vendrá I wonder whether he’ll come;
    como si as if;
    por si in case;
    ¡si no lo sabía! but I didn’t know!
    II m MÚS B;
    si bemol B flat
    * * *
    si conj
    1) : if
    lo haré si me pagan: I'll do it if they pay me
    si lo supiera te lo diría: if I knew it I would tell you
    2) : whether, if
    no importa si funciona o no: it doesn't matter whether it works (or not)
    3) (expressing desire, protest, or surprise)
    si supiera la verdad: if only I knew the truth
    ¡si no quiero!: but I don't want to!
    4)
    si bien : although
    si bien se ha progresado: although progress has been made
    5)
    si no : otherwise, or else
    si no, no voy: otherwise I won't go
    adv
    1) : yes
    sí, gracias: yes, please
    creo que sí: I think so
    2)
    sí que : indeed, absolutely
    esta vez sí que ganaré: this time I'm sure to win
    3)
    porque sí fam : because, just because
    lo hizo porque sí: she did it just because
    nm
    : yes
    dar el sí: to say yes, to express consent
    pron
    1)
    en sí : by itself, in itself, per se
    2)
    fuera de sí : beside oneself
    3)
    para sí (mismo) : to himself, to herself, for himself, for herself
    4)
    entre si : among themselves
    * * *
    si conj
    si deja de llover, saldremos if it stops raining, we'll go out
    si me tocara la lotería, me compraría una moto if I won the lottery, I would buy a motorbike
    si lo hubiera sabido, no habría venido if I had known, I wouldn't have come
    2. (petición, deseo) if only
    ¡si me dejaran ir! if only they would let me go!
    3. (duda) if / whether
    4. (énfasis) but / really

    Spanish-English dictionary > si

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    m.
    * * *
    si
    2 (disyuntiva, duda) if, whether
    ¡si yo no quería! but I didn't want to!
    ¡pero si es facilísimo! ¡but it's really easy!
    \
    como si as if
    como si nada / como si tal cosa as if it were nothing at all
    por si acaso just in case
    si bien although, even though
    ————————
    si
    1 MÚSICA ti, si, B
    * * *
    conj.
    1) if
    - si no
    * * *
    I
    CONJ
    1) [uso condicional] if

    si lo quieres, te lo doy — if you want it I'll give it to you

    si lo sé, no te lo digo — I wouldn't have told you, if I'd known

    si tuviera dinero, lo compraría — if I had any money I would buy it

    si me lo hubiese pedido, se lo habría o hubiera dado — if he had asked me for it I would have given it to him

    si no[condición negativa] if not; [indicando alternativa] otherwise, or (else)

    si no estudias, no aprobarás — you won't pass if you don't study, you won't pass unless you study

    ponte crema porque si no, te quemarás — put some cream on, otherwise o or (else) you'll get sunburned

    vete, si no, vas a llegar tarde — go, or (else) you'll be late

    llevo el paraguas por si (acaso) llueve — I've got my umbrella (just) in case it rains

    ¿y si llueve? — what if it rains?

    ¿y si se lo preguntamos? — why don't we ask her?

    2) [en interrogativas indirectas] whether

    ¿sabes si nos han pagado ya? — do you know if we've been paid yet?

    3) [uso concesivo]

    no sé de qué te quejas, si eres una belleza — I don't know what you're complaining about when you're so beautiful

    si bienalthough

    si bien creó un amplio consenso político... — although it is true o while it may be true that he created a broad political consensus...

    4) [uso desiderativo]

    ¡si fuera verdad! — if only it were true!, I wish it were true!

    ¡si viniese pronto! — I wish he'd come!, if only he'd come!

    5) [indicando protesta] but

    ¡si no sabía que estabas allí! — but I didn't know you were there!

    ¡si (es que) acabo de llamarte! — but I've only just phoned you!

    ¡si tienes la tira de discos! — but you have loads of records! *

    6) [uso enfático]

    ¡si serán hipócritas! — they're such hypocrites!, they're so hypocritical!

    -es un pesado -¡si lo sabré yo! — "he's a pain" - "don't I know it!" o "you're telling me!"

    si lo sabré yo, que soy su mujer — I ought to know, I'm his wife

    que si engorda, que si perjudica a la salud... — they say it's fattening and bad for your health

    que si lavar los platos, que si limpiar el suelo, que si... — what with washing up and sweeping the floor and...

    7) [indicando sorpresa]

    ¡pero si es el cartero! — why, it's the postman!

    ¡pero si eres tú! no te había reconocido — oh, it's you, I didn't recognize you!

    SI La conjunción si se puede traducir al inglés por if o whether; si no se traduce por if not o unless. SiPor regla general, si se traduce al inglés por if en las oraciones condicionales y por whether o if en las dubitativas: Si me has mentido te arrepentirás If you have lied to me you'll regret it Si tuviera mucho dinero me compraría un caballo If I had lots of money, I'd buy myself a horse No sé si me dejará quedarme I don't know whether o if he'll let me stay ► Si se puede traducir solo por whether, y nunca por if, cuando se presentan dos opciones a elegir, cuando va detrás de una preposición, delante de un infinitivo o de una oración interrogativa indirecta: No sé si ir a Canadá o a Estados Unidos I can't decide whether to go to Canada or the United States Quiero que hablemos de si deberíamos mandar a los niños a un colegio interno I want to talk to you about whether we should send the children to boarding school Todavía no tenemos muy claro si vamos a mudarnos o no We still haven't made up our minds about whether to move or not ► Las oraciones del tipo si hubieras hecho algo... se pueden traducir, en un registro más culto, omitiendo la partícula if e invirtiendo el orden del sujeto y el verbo auxiliar: Si hubieras estado aquí esto no habría ocurrido Had you been here this would not have happened Si no Si no generalmente se traduce al inglés por if not aunque, cuando en español se puede reemplazar por a no ser que, se puede utilizar también unless y cuando equivale a de lo contrario se emplea preferentemente otherwise o or else: Iría al cine más a menudo si no fuera tan caro I would go to the cinema more often if it weren't so expensive No te puedes quedar aquí si no pagas el alquiler You can't stay here unless you pay your rent o You can't stay here if you don't pay your rent Tenemos que estar allí antes de las diez; si no, vamos a tener problemas We must be there by ten, otherwise o or else we'll be in trouble ► Las oraciones del tipo si no hubieras hecho algo... se pueden traducir, en un registro más culto, omitiendo la partícula if e invirtiendo el orden del sujeto y el verbo auxiliar: Si no hubiese robado el dinero, ahora no estaría en la cárcel Had he not stolen the money, he wouldn't be in prison now Para otros usos y ejemplos ver la entrada II
    SM (Mús) B
    * * *
    I

    ¿has terminado? - sí — have you finished? - yes o yes, I have

    ¿te sirvo un poco más? - sí, gracias — do you want a bit more? - yes, please

    ¿por qué lo hiciste? - porque sí — why did you do it? - because I felt like it

    ¿por qué lleva tanto tiempo? - porque sí — why does it take so long? - it just does

    lo que sí quiero es que lo pienses bienwhat I do want you to do is to think it over carefully

    no puedo - sí que puedes! — I can't - yes, you can! o of course, you can!

    no es tuyo - sí que lo es — it isn't yours - oh yes, it is!

    ah, no! eso sí que no! — oh no! I'm not having that! (colloq), oh no! no way! (colloq)

    es de muy buena calidad - eso sí — it's very good quality - (yes,) that's true

    ..., pero eso sí, comen bien —... but they certainly eat well

    ¿lloverá? - puede que sí — do you think it will rain? - it might

    se fue sin permiso - ¿ah sí? — he left without asking permission - is that so? o did he now?

    ¿te gusta? a mí sí — do you like it? I do

    que no vas! - que sí! — you're not going! - oh, yes I am!

    ¿a que no te atrees? - a que sív — I bet you wouldn't dare - (do you) want to bet?

    II III
    pronombre personal
    1) (3a pers sing)
    a) (refl)

    lo hizo por sí mismo or por sí solo — he did it by himself o on his own

    cerró la puerta tras de sí — (liter) she closed the door behind her

    2) (3a pers pl)
    a) (refl)

    lo pensó para sí, pero no dijo nada — she thought it but didn't say anything

    b)

    entre sí — ( entre dos) between themselves; ( en un grupo) among themselves

    3) (refl)
    a) ( usted) yourself
    b) ( ustedes)

    de por sí: es de por sí nervioso he is nervous by nature; el sistema es de por sí complicado the system is in itself complicated; en sí: el hecho en sí (mismo) no tenía demasiada importancia this in itself was not so important; el sueldo en sí no es maravilloso, pero... — the salary itself isn't great but...

    * * *
    I
    1)

    si lo sé, no vengo — (fam) if I'd known, I wouldn't have come

    si pudiera, se lo compraba — (fam) if I could, I'd buy it for him

    si lo hubiera or hubiese sabido... — if I'd known..., had I known...

    empezó a decir que si esto, que si lo otro — he said this, that and the other

    si bien: si bien el sueldo es bueno, el horario es malísimo the pay may be good but the hours are terrible; si no otherwise; pórtate bien, si no, te vas a la cama behave yourself, or else you're going straight to bed; date prisa, que si no nos vamos sin ti — hurry up, otherwise we're going without you

    2)
    b) ( cada vez que) if

    si hacía sol salíamos a pasearif o when it was sunny we used to go out for a walk

    3)

    si + subj: si yo lo supiera! if only I knew!; si me hubieras avisado a tiempo! — if only you had let me know in time!

    b) (en frases que expresan protesta, indignación, sorpresa)

    pero si te avisé...! — but I warned you...!

    c) (fam) ( uso enfático)

    si lo sabré yo! — don't I know it!, you're telling me!

    d) (planteando eventualidades, sugerencias)

    y si no quiere hacerlo ¿qué? — and if she doesn't want to do it, what then?

    ¿y si lo probáramos? — why don't we give it a try?

    me pregunto si lo encontraránI wonder if o whether they'll find it

    II
    masculino ( nota) B; ( en solfeo) ti, te (BrE)

    si bemol/sostenido — B flat/sharp

    en si mayor/menor — in B major/minor

    * * *
    si1
    = if, if only, to the extent that, whether, should, to the degree that.

    Ex: If our data are going to be used in other countries, we have to remember that English users would prefer standard English.

    Ex: A large proportion of the earth's population has not yet recognized the enormous advantages that would accrue if only everybody spoke English.
    Ex: A future with online catalogues will still require analytical entries, to the extent that records need to contain notes of contents of works.
    Ex: The question I will address is whether our acting on what I believe to be an invalid assumption provides valid cataloging.
    Ex: Should they have misjudged the availability of such a source, they can anticipate alternate approaches.
    Ex: To the degree that this argument is true, it paints a rather pessimistic picture of the quality of much published research.
    * ¿y si... ? = what if... ?.
    * como si = as though.
    * como si nada = unfazed.
    * como si (se tratase de) = as if.
    * como si tal cosa = unfazed, just like that.
    * comprobar si el contenido de un vídeo es adecuado o no = vet + video.
    * con respecto a si... o... = as to whether... or....
    * cuando..., si es que... = if and when.
    * ¿de dónde si no...? = where else...?.
    * no importa si... o = no matter whether... or.
    * o si no = or else.
    * porque sí = for the love of it.
    * por si = in the chance that.
    * por si acaso = in case of, on the off chance, just in case, on spec.
    * por si casualidad = in the chance that.
    * por si fuera poco = to add salt to injury, to rub salt in the wound.
    * por si las moscas = just in case, on spec.
    * por si sirve de algo = for what it's worth [FWIW].
    * ¿qué ocurre si... ? = what if... ?.
    * ¿qué pasa si... ? = what if... ?.
    * ¿qué sucede si... ? = what if... ?.
    * ¿quién si no...? = who else but...?.
    * si acaso = if ever, if at all, if and when.
    * si alguna vez lo fue = if it ever was.
    * si así lo desean = should they so wish, should they so wish.
    * si así lo prefieres = if you will.
    * si bien = admittedly.
    * si bien es cierto que = albeit (that).
    * si bien se mira = all things considered.
    * si contiene alguno = if any.
    * si corresponde = if applicable.
    * si Dios quiere = God willing.
    * si el tiempo lo permite = weather permitting.
    * si es así = if so, if this is the case.
    * si es necesario = if need be.
    * si eso no es posible = failing that/these.
    * si es posible = if at all possible, if at all feasible, if possible.
    * si es que sucede alguna vez = if ever.
    * si éste es el caso = if this is the case.
    * si éste no es el caso = if this is not the case.
    * si existe alguno = if any.
    * si fuera pertinente = if applicable.
    * si fuese pertinente = if applicable.
    * si hace buen tiempo = weather permitting.
    * si hay tiempo = time permitting.
    * si + Infinitivo + o no = whether or not to + Infinitivo.
    * si las miradas mataran... = if looks could kill....
    * si los comparamos = in comparison.
    * si mal no + Pronombre + acordarse = to the best of + Posesivo + recollection.
    * si mi olfato no me engaña = if my hunch is right, if I am not mistaken.
    * si no = if not.
    * si no aguantas el calor, sal de la cocina = if you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.
    * si no es así = if this is not the case.
    * si no estoy equivocado = if my hunch is right, if I am not mistaken.
    * si no fuera así = if it were not.
    * si no hay ningún contratiempo = all being well.
    * si no intervienen otros factores = ceteris paribus.
    * si no intervienen otros factores = all (other) things being equal.
    * si no lo impide el tiempo = weather permitting.
    * si no me equivoco = AFAIK (as far as I know).
    * si no ocurre ningún imprevisto = all (other) things being equal.
    * si no + Pronombre + fallar la memoria = to the best of + Posesivo + recollection.
    * si nos detenemos a reflexionar sobre ello = on reflection.
    * si no te gusta, te aguantas = like it or lump it, if you don't like it you can lump it, if you don't like it you can lump it.
    * si procede = if applicable, if appropriate.
    * si queda tiempo = time permitting.
    * si + se + Indicativo = if + Participio Pasado.
    * si se llega a un acuerdo = subject to + agreement.
    * si se necesita = if need be.
    * si se parece a un pato, anda como un pato y grazna como un pato, entonces es = If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it must be a duck.
    * si se quiere que + Nombre + sea = if + Nombre + be + to be.
    * si + SER + Adjetivo = if + Adjetivo.
    * si + ser + posible = whenever possible, when possible.
    * si sigue así = at this rate.
    * si todo sigue igual = all (other) things being equal.
    * si todo va bien = all being well.
    * si todo va de acuerdo a lo planeado = all (other) things being equal.
    * si vamos a eso = for that matter.

    * * *
    SI
    (= sistema de información) IS
    * * *

     

    Multiple Entries:
    si    

    si conjunción
    1
    a) ( en general) if;


    sí lo hubiera or hubiese sabido … if I'd known …, had I known …;
    empezó a decir que sí esto, que sí lo otro he said this, that and the other

    ¡sí yo lo supiera! if only I knew!

    c) (en frases que expresan protesta, indignación, sorpresa):

    ¡pero sí te avisé …! but I warned you …!

    d) (planteando eventualidades, sugerencias):

    y sí no quiere hacerlo ¿qué? and if she doesn't want to do it, what then?;

    ¿y sí lo probáramos? why don't we give it a try?
    e) ( en locs)


    2 ( en interrogativas indirectas) whether;

    ■ sustantivo masculino ( nota) B;
    ( en solfeo) ti, te (BrE);
    sí bemol/sostenido B flat/sharp

    adverbio
    1 ( respuesta afirmativa) yes;
    ¿has terminado? — sí have you finished?yes (I have);

    decir que sí con la cabeza to nod
    2 ( uso enfático):

    tú sí que sabes vivir you certainly know how to live!;
    eso sí que es caro that is expensive;
    no puedo — ¡sí que puedes! I can't — yes, you can! o of course, you can!;
    que sí cabe it does fit;
    es de muy buena calidadeso sí it's very good quality — (yes,) that's true
    3 ( sustituyendo a una cláusula):

    me temo que sí I'm afraid so;
    ¿lloverá? — puede que sí do you think it will rain?it might;
    un día sí y otro no every other day;
    no puedo ir pero ella sí I can't go but she can
    ■ sustantivo masculino
    yes
    ■ pron pers
    1
    a) ( refl) (él) himself;

    ( ella) herself;
    (ellos, ellas) themselves;

    parece muy segura de sí (misma) she seems very sure of herself;
    fueron para convencerse a sí mismos/mismas they went to convince themselves
    b) ( refl) ( usted) yourself;

    ( ustedes) yourselves;

    léanlo para sí (mismos) read it (to) yourselves
    c) ( impers):


    2 ( en locs)


    ( entre varios) among themselves;
    lo discutieron entre sí they discussed it between/among themselves;

    no se respetan entre sí they don't respect each other;
    de por sí: es de por sí nervioso he is nervous by nature;
    el sistema es de por sí complicado the system is in itself complicated;
    en sí (mismo): el hecho en sí (mismo) no tenía demasiada importancia this in itself was not so important
    si conj
    1 (expresando una condición) if: si vienes te lo cuento, if you come I will tell you
    si pudiera, se lo daría, if I could, I would give it to him
    2 fam (uso enfático) ¡si ya te lo decía yo!, but I told you!
    (expresando deseo) if only: ¡si tuviera más tiempo!, if only I had more time!
    3 (en interrogativas indirectas) if, whether: me pregunto si llegará pronto, I wonder if o whether she'll come soon
    (disyuntiva) whether: quisiera saber si te gusta o no, I'd like to know whether you like it or not
    4 si no, otherwise, if not, or else: ponte el abrigo, si no, cogerás un catarro, put your coat on, otherwise you'll catch a cold
    ♦ Locuciones: como si, as if: camina como si estuviese herido, he walks as if he were hurt
    por si acaso, just in case
    si m Mús (nota) B
    (en solfeo) te, ti
    pron pers reflexivo
    1 (3ª persona de singular) (masculino) himself: logró hacerlo por sí solo, he was able to do it by himself o on his own
    (femenino) herself: lo dijo para sí, she said it to herself
    (3ª persona de plural) themselves: tenían un gran parecido entre sí, they all looked very similar
    2 (referido a uno mismo) uno debe hacerlo por sí mismo, one has to do it oneself
    3 (usted) compruébelo por sí mismo, see for yourself
    (ustedes) yourselves
    ♦ Locuciones: dar de sí: no da más de sí, he can't do any more
    de por sí: es de por sí amable, she's kind by nature
    esta teoría es de por sí difícil, this theory is in itself difficult

    I adverbio yes: ¿te gusta?, - sí, do you like it?, yes o - yes, I do
    ¿estás seguro?, - sí, are you sure?, - yes o -yes, I am
    ellos no irán, pero yo sí, they will not go, but I will
    creo que sí, I think so
    dijo que sí, he said yes o he accepted
    me temo que sí, I'm afraid so
    ¡sí que la has hecho buena!, you've really done it!
    es un actor famoso, - ¿sí?, he's a famous actor, - really?
    un día sí y otro no, every other day
    II sustantivo masculino
    1 yes: con el sí de tu familia, with your family's approval
    2 Pol los síes, the ayes
    ♦ Locuciones: dar el sí, to accept sb's proposal
    (el novio, la novia) me dio el sí, she consented to marry me
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    Spanish:
    acaso
    - acercar
    - aclararse
    - algo
    - año
    - anquilosarse
    - apenas
    - aspen
    - aunque
    - ayudarse
    - berrinche
    - bien
    - bilis
    - bombera
    - bombero
    - caber
    - cabeza
    - calor
    - camelar
    - camiseta
    - casa
    - casualidad
    - chimenea
    - clara
    - claro
    - clásica
    - clásico
    - colar
    - como
    - compasiva
    - compasivo
    - conceder
    - concesión
    - concienciarse
    - confianza
    - conformista
    - constructor
    - constructora
    - contención
    - contraponer
    - creer
    - crecida
    - crecido
    - cuando
    - cuestión
    - dar
    - decir
    - dejar
    - delgada
    - delgado
    English:
    ability
    - accountable
    - add to
    - add up
    - affirmative
    - afraid
    - agree
    - agreeable
    - all
    - all right
    - aloud
    - amok
    - antsy
    - any
    - anybody
    - anything
    - appreciate
    - arguable
    - arise
    - as
    - assurance
    - autograph
    - avoid
    - B
    - bankrupt
    - barrel
    - be
    - beat
    - begin
    - believe
    - beside
    - blind
    - boat
    - bolster
    - bonus
    - boost
    - boot
    - bop
    - bother
    - but
    - card
    - care
    - carry through
    - case
    - certainly
    - chain letter
    - chance
    - check
    - come round
    - come to
    * * *
    SI nm (abrev de Sistema Internacional)
    SI
    * * *
    si
    I conj if;
    si no if not;
    me pregunto si vendrá I wonder whether he’ll come;
    como si as if;
    por si in case;
    ¡si no lo sabía! but I didn’t know!
    II m MÚS B;
    si bemol B flat
    * * *
    si conj
    1) : if
    lo haré si me pagan: I'll do it if they pay me
    si lo supiera te lo diría: if I knew it I would tell you
    2) : whether, if
    no importa si funciona o no: it doesn't matter whether it works (or not)
    3) (expressing desire, protest, or surprise)
    si supiera la verdad: if only I knew the truth
    ¡si no quiero!: but I don't want to!
    4)
    si bien : although
    si bien se ha progresado: although progress has been made
    5)
    si no : otherwise, or else
    si no, no voy: otherwise I won't go
    adv
    1) : yes
    sí, gracias: yes, please
    creo que sí: I think so
    2)
    sí que : indeed, absolutely
    esta vez sí que ganaré: this time I'm sure to win
    3)
    porque sí fam : because, just because
    lo hizo porque sí: she did it just because
    nm
    : yes
    dar el sí: to say yes, to express consent
    pron
    1)
    en sí : by itself, in itself, per se
    2)
    fuera de sí : beside oneself
    3)
    para sí (mismo) : to himself, to herself, for himself, for herself
    4)
    entre si : among themselves
    * * *
    si conj
    si deja de llover, saldremos if it stops raining, we'll go out
    si me tocara la lotería, me compraría una moto if I won the lottery, I would buy a motorbike
    si lo hubiera sabido, no habría venido if I had known, I wouldn't have come
    2. (petición, deseo) if only
    ¡si me dejaran ir! if only they would let me go!
    3. (duda) if / whether
    4. (énfasis) but / really

    Spanish-English dictionary >

  • 18 a pesar de

    despite, in spite of
    * * *
    despite, in spite of
    * * *
    a pesar de (que)
    = albeit (that), despite, in spite of, notwithstanding, although, despite the fact that, in spite of the fact that

    Ex: Present, classical catalog designs are elaborations, albeit considerable elaborations, of these sixteenth-century developments.

    Ex: The scheme covers all knowledge, despite being special in purpose.
    Ex: In spite of its inherent conservatism, the BM code favours direct entry.
    Ex: Notwithstanding these activities, the printed word remains an essential vehicle for transmitting information to both specialized and general audiences.
    Ex: These are the strengths of the Journal of Common Market Studies, although even this journal has a wider remit than its title suggest.
    Ex: Strangely enough, despite the fact that he was buddies with Henry Kissinger at Harvard, he is registered as a member of the Democratic Party.
    Ex: In spite of the fact that the investigation of the relationship of these two factors would be very important, there is still hardly any research done on this topic.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a pesar de

  • 19 abstruso

    adj.
    abstruse, obscure, complex, deep.
    * * *
    1 abstruse
    * * *
    * * *
    - sa adjetivo abstruse
    * * *
    = abstruse, recondite.
    Ex. Learned papers on the subject, after much abstruse arguing, usually produce definitions, like Faibisoff and Ely's that 'information is a symbol or a set of symbols which has the potential for meaning' which are far from helpful.
    Ex. This is an example of a source -- albeit in this case a highly recondite one -- which will assist with this type of enquiry.
    * * *
    - sa adjetivo abstruse
    * * *
    = abstruse, recondite.

    Ex: Learned papers on the subject, after much abstruse arguing, usually produce definitions, like Faibisoff and Ely's that 'information is a symbol or a set of symbols which has the potential for meaning' which are far from helpful.

    Ex: This is an example of a source -- albeit in this case a highly recondite one -- which will assist with this type of enquiry.

    * * *
    abstruse
    * * *
    abstruso, -a adj
    abstruse
    * * *
    adj abstruse
    * * *
    abstruso, -sa adj
    : abstruse

    Spanish-English dictionary > abstruso

  • 20 adecuado

    adj.
    adequate, appropriate, becoming, apt.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: adecuar.
    * * *
    1→ link=adecuar adecuar
    1 adequate, suitable, appropriate
    * * *
    (f. - adecuada)
    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=apropiado) [actitud, respuesta, ropa, tratamiento] appropriate; [documento, requisito] appropriate, relevant

    lo más adecuado sería... — the best thing o the most appropriate thing would be to...

    2) (=acorde)

    adecuado a algo: un precio adecuado a mis posibilidades — a price within my budget o reach

    3) (=suficiente) [dinero, tiempo] sufficient
    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    a) ( apropiado)
    b) ( aceptable) adequate
    * * *
    = adequate, appropriate, apt, desirable, suitable, competent, convenient, correct, eligible, felicitous, fine [finer -comp., finest -sup.], fit [fitter -comp., fittest -sup.], proper, successful, timely, fitting, commensurate, accommodating, timely, fit for purpose, beffiting.
    Ex. There must be provision for changes necessary to keep the coverage of subjects adequate for new literature.
    Ex. Informative abstracts are appropriate for texts describing experimental work.
    Ex. By building upon a more apt conceptual framework the transfer of information technology can play a role, albeit limited, in the development process.
    Ex. It is desirable that they be treated as parts of a single serials record, since this will provide a 'one-stop' file containing all the relevant data, and will produce a file with a number of funtions.
    Ex. The approach which is suitable in specialised indexing tools for medical research will need to be very specific in order to differentiate between two closely related subjects.
    Ex. Those responsible in libraries must ensure that the users are given competent advice.
    Ex. The most convenient manual format for recording terms is to write each term on a card.
    Ex. If an entry with cross-references or notes must be corrected, add the correct form and then delete the incorrect form.
    Ex. And yet, everyone knows that historically only a very small portion of the eligible users have ever crossed the threshold of a public library.
    Ex. This is hardly a felicitous solution to be followed in other similar cases.
    Ex. The solution is fine when the qualifying term that the user seeks is present, and is used relatively consistently.
    Ex. That was considered to be a fit matter to be relegated to the machines.
    Ex. With proper authorization, you may request information about the status of the copies displayed.
    Ex. Someone's off-the-cuff idea may be the clue that will tap another's thought and lead to a successful solution.
    Ex. I believe that the issues brought forth and debated in the following papers and discussions are as timely today as they were when the institutes were first held.
    Ex. Since libraries are the lifeblood of research, it seems only fitting then that the education of librarians should include familiarity with research methodology.
    Ex. For their indifference, they were rewarded with personnel evaluations which reflected an imaginatively fabricated version of the truth, but which did afford the requisite ego boost and commensurate pay increase.
    Ex. Monitors tuned to television news may have to be located in areas that are less than accommodating to the large numbers of users who want to know the fast-breaking events which affect us all.
    Ex. I am not very good at fortune telling but I suspect it may be timely for people to communicate briefly on strategy and options with him.
    Ex. Commercial pressures are placing demands on the designer to provide solutions which are fit for purpose for all user groups.
    Ex. Since I write in English I should really refer to the city as Florence, but Firenze is such a phonically beautiful sounding word, far more befitting of the beautiful Italian city.
    ----
    * adecuado para = accommodative to, well suited to/for.
    * considerar adecuado = judge + suitable, consider + appropriate.
    * creer adecuado = see + fit, think + fit.
    * de forma adecuada = adequately, fitly, appropriately.
    * de un modo adecuado = appropriately, fitly.
    * el más adecuado = ideally suited.
    * el + Nombre + correcto al + Nombre + adecuado en el momento oportuno = the right + Nombre + to the right + Nombre + at the right time.
    * en el momento adecuado = at the right time.
    * estar en el lugar adecuado en el momento adecuado = be in the right place at the right time.
    * lo adecuado = adequacy.
    * no ser lo más adecuado para = ill suited to/for.
    * poco adecuado = unsuited, unsuitable, inapt.
    * prácticas más adecuadas = lessons learned [lessons learnt], best practices.
    * proporcionar el + Nombre + adecuado al + Nombre + adecuado en el m = provide + the right + Nombre + to the right + Nombre + at the right time.
    * resultar adecuado = prove + suitable.
    * ser adecuado = be right, stand up.
    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    a) ( apropiado)
    b) ( aceptable) adequate
    * * *
    = adequate, appropriate, apt, desirable, suitable, competent, convenient, correct, eligible, felicitous, fine [finer -comp., finest -sup.], fit [fitter -comp., fittest -sup.], proper, successful, timely, fitting, commensurate, accommodating, timely, fit for purpose, beffiting.

    Ex: There must be provision for changes necessary to keep the coverage of subjects adequate for new literature.

    Ex: Informative abstracts are appropriate for texts describing experimental work.
    Ex: By building upon a more apt conceptual framework the transfer of information technology can play a role, albeit limited, in the development process.
    Ex: It is desirable that they be treated as parts of a single serials record, since this will provide a 'one-stop' file containing all the relevant data, and will produce a file with a number of funtions.
    Ex: The approach which is suitable in specialised indexing tools for medical research will need to be very specific in order to differentiate between two closely related subjects.
    Ex: Those responsible in libraries must ensure that the users are given competent advice.
    Ex: The most convenient manual format for recording terms is to write each term on a card.
    Ex: If an entry with cross-references or notes must be corrected, add the correct form and then delete the incorrect form.
    Ex: And yet, everyone knows that historically only a very small portion of the eligible users have ever crossed the threshold of a public library.
    Ex: This is hardly a felicitous solution to be followed in other similar cases.
    Ex: The solution is fine when the qualifying term that the user seeks is present, and is used relatively consistently.
    Ex: That was considered to be a fit matter to be relegated to the machines.
    Ex: With proper authorization, you may request information about the status of the copies displayed.
    Ex: Someone's off-the-cuff idea may be the clue that will tap another's thought and lead to a successful solution.
    Ex: I believe that the issues brought forth and debated in the following papers and discussions are as timely today as they were when the institutes were first held.
    Ex: Since libraries are the lifeblood of research, it seems only fitting then that the education of librarians should include familiarity with research methodology.
    Ex: For their indifference, they were rewarded with personnel evaluations which reflected an imaginatively fabricated version of the truth, but which did afford the requisite ego boost and commensurate pay increase.
    Ex: Monitors tuned to television news may have to be located in areas that are less than accommodating to the large numbers of users who want to know the fast-breaking events which affect us all.
    Ex: I am not very good at fortune telling but I suspect it may be timely for people to communicate briefly on strategy and options with him.
    Ex: Commercial pressures are placing demands on the designer to provide solutions which are fit for purpose for all user groups.
    Ex: Since I write in English I should really refer to the city as Florence, but Firenze is such a phonically beautiful sounding word, far more befitting of the beautiful Italian city.
    * adecuado para = accommodative to, well suited to/for.
    * considerar adecuado = judge + suitable, consider + appropriate.
    * creer adecuado = see + fit, think + fit.
    * de forma adecuada = adequately, fitly, appropriately.
    * de un modo adecuado = appropriately, fitly.
    * el más adecuado = ideally suited.
    * el + Nombre + correcto al + Nombre + adecuado en el momento oportuno = the right + Nombre + to the right + Nombre + at the right time.
    * en el momento adecuado = at the right time.
    * estar en el lugar adecuado en el momento adecuado = be in the right place at the right time.
    * lo adecuado = adequacy.
    * no ser lo más adecuado para = ill suited to/for.
    * poco adecuado = unsuited, unsuitable, inapt.
    * prácticas más adecuadas = lessons learned [lessons learnt], best practices.
    * proporcionar el + Nombre + adecuado al + Nombre + adecuado en el m = provide + the right + Nombre + to the right + Nombre + at the right time.
    * resultar adecuado = prove + suitable.
    * ser adecuado = be right, stand up.

    * * *
    1
    (apropiado): me parece poco adecuado para una ocasión así I don't think it is very suitable for such an occasion
    es la persona más adecuada para este trabajo she is the best person o the most suitable person for the job o to do the job
    éste no es el momento adecuado this is not the right moment
    no disponemos de los medios adecuados para realizar el trabajo we do not have adequate o the necessary resources to carry out the work
    2 (aceptable) adequate
    * * *

     

    Del verbo adecuar: ( conjugate adecuar)

    adecuado es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    adecuado    
    adecuar
    adecuado
    ◊ -da adjetivo

    a) ( apropiado) ‹vestido/regalo suitable;

    momento right;
    medios adequate;


    adecuar ( conjugate adecuar) verbo transitivo adecuado algo a algo to adapt sth to sth
    adecuado,-a adjetivo appropriate, suitable
    adecuar verbo transitivo to adapt
    ' adecuado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    adecuada
    - aparente
    - apta
    - apto
    - corresponder
    - distribuir
    - encontrar
    - justa
    - justo
    - microclima
    - momento
    - pertinente
    - propia
    - propio
    - bien
    - indicado
    - planteamiento
    English:
    adequate
    - appropriate
    - beginner
    - due
    - fit
    - fitting
    - proper
    - suitable
    - undue
    - unsuitable
    - right
    - suited
    * * *
    adecuado, -a adj
    appropriate, suitable;
    muchos niños no reciben una alimentación adecuada many children do not have a proper diet;
    ponte un traje adecuado para la ceremonia wear something suitable for the ceremony;
    no es un hombre adecuado para ella he's not the right sort of man for her;
    el sistema actual no es el adecuado the current system isn't the right one;
    no creo que este sea el lugar más adecuado para discutir del tema I don't think this is the best o right place to discuss the matter;
    repartieron los fondos de forma adecuada they shared out the funds appropriately
    * * *
    adj suitable, appropriate
    * * *
    adecuado, -da adj
    1) idóneo: suitable, appropriate
    2) : adequate
    * * *
    adecuado adj right / suitable

    Spanish-English dictionary > adecuado

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