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  • 1 Rita la cantaora

    = somebody else, not me, Not on your life!, You won't catch me doing it.
    Ex. If you want somebody to do that, you get somebody else, not me.
    Ex. I believe that if I were to ask my colleagues, 'Shouldn't we be collecting blogs?', they would rightly reply, 'Not on your life!'.
    Ex. That's truely roughing it and you won't catch me doing it anytime soon.
    * * *
    = somebody else, not me, Not on your life!, You won't catch me doing it.

    Ex: If you want somebody to do that, you get somebody else, not me.

    Ex: I believe that if I were to ask my colleagues, 'Shouldn't we be collecting blogs?', they would rightly reply, 'Not on your life!'.
    Ex: That's truely roughing it and you won't catch me doing it anytime soon.

    Spanish-English dictionary > Rita la cantaora

  • 2 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
    ————————
    A
    1 ( Alteza) Highness; (abreviatura) H
    ————————
    A
    1 ( autopista) motorway; (abreviatura) M
    ————————
    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.
    ----
    * 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)
    * * *

    Multiple Entries:
    A    
    a
    A,
    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

  • 3 a cualquier hora

    = anytime, around the clock
    Ex. 'Now, whenever you want to see me about anything between these get-togethers,' she resumed, 'don't hesitate to drop by anytime'.
    Ex. Digitization is a value-added way of making library collections and materials available around the world, around the clock.
    * * *
    = anytime, around the clock

    Ex: 'Now, whenever you want to see me about anything between these get-togethers,' she resumed, 'don't hesitate to drop by anytime'.

    Ex: Digitization is a value-added way of making library collections and materials available around the world, around the clock.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a cualquier hora

  • 4 carillón

    m.
    carillon, chime.
    * * *
    1 carillon
    * * *
    * * *
    masculino ( de campanas) carillon; ( instrumento) glockenspiel
    * * *
    = wind chimes, door chimes.
    Nota: Instrumento compuesto de varias piezas que se cuelga y que tañe con el viento o al abrir una puerta.
    Ex. The resonance of the wind chimes calms the mind and relieves stress.
    Ex. Door chimes alert you anytime someone opens the door they are attached to, making them excellent for small shops.
    ----
    * carillón de viento = wind chimes, door chimes.
    * * *
    masculino ( de campanas) carillon; ( instrumento) glockenspiel
    * * *
    = wind chimes, door chimes.
    Nota: Instrumento compuesto de varias piezas que se cuelga y que tañe con el viento o al abrir una puerta.

    Ex: The resonance of the wind chimes calms the mind and relieves stress.

    Ex: Door chimes alert you anytime someone opens the door they are attached to, making them excellent for small shops.
    * carillón de viento = wind chimes, door chimes.

    * * *
    1 (de campanas) carillon
    2 (instrumento) glockenspiel
    * * *
    1. [reloj] grandfather clock
    2. [instrumento] [con tubos] tubular bells;
    [con planchas] glockenspiel
    * * *
    carillón nm, pl - llones
    1) : carillon
    2) : glockenspiel

    Spanish-English dictionary > carillón

  • 5 carillón de viento

    (n.) = wind chimes, door chimes
    Ex. The resonance of the wind chimes calms the mind and relieves stress.
    Ex. Door chimes alert you anytime someone opens the door they are attached to, making them excellent for small shops.
    * * *
    (n.) = wind chimes, door chimes

    Ex: The resonance of the wind chimes calms the mind and relieves stress.

    Ex: Door chimes alert you anytime someone opens the door they are attached to, making them excellent for small shops.

    Spanish-English dictionary > carillón de viento

  • 6 cualquier

    adj.
    any, any given, either, any and all.
    * * *
    cualquier persona anyone Table 1 NOTA See also cualquiera/Table 1
    * * *
    adj.
    * * *
    cualquier, -a I ADJ INDEF
    1) [antes de s] any

    en cualquier casoin any case

    cualquier cosaanything

    en cualquier lugar del mundo — anywhere in the world

    en cualquier momento — at any time, (at) any moment

    2) [después de s] any

    -¿cuál prefieres? -me da igual, uno cualquiera — "which one do you prefer?" - "it doesn't matter, any one (will do)"

    el presidente tendrá que ir a juicio, como un ciudadano cualquiera — the president will have to go to court, like any ordinary citizen

    3) LAm (=bastante)
    II ( pl cualesquiera)
    1. PRON INDEF
    1) (=cualquier persona) anyone, anybody; (=cualquier cosa) any one

    cualquiera puede ser candidato a la presidenciaanyone o anybody can stand for president

    tal como gritaban los niños, cualquiera diría que los estaba torturando — the way the children were screaming anyone would think I was torturing them

    2)

    cualquiera de — any, any of

    cualquiera de mis alumnos podría realizar este proyectoany o any one of my pupils could do this project

    cualquiera de los dos — either (one) of them, either of the two

    llama a Pedro o a Carlos, cualquiera de los dos — call Pedro or Carlos, either (one) of them o either of the two

    cualquiera de los dos equiposeither team o either (one) of the two teams

    3)

    cualquiera que + subjun

    a) [en general] whatever; [ante una elección] whichever

    cualquiera que sea tu problema — whatever your problem is, no matter what your problem is

    respetaremos el resultado de la votación, cualquiera que sea — we will respect the result of the vote, whatever that may be

    es caro, pero cualquiera que compres te va a costar una fortuna — it's expensive, but whichever (one) you buy it'll cost you a fortune

    b) (=persona) anyone who, anybody who

    cualquiera que lo conozca te diría lo mismoanyone o anybody who knows him o whoever knows him would tell you the same

    4) [en exclamaciones]

    ¡cualquiera sabe! — who knows?

    ¡cualquiera le interrumpe ahora! — I wouldn't interrupt him at the minute!

    ¡así cualquiera! — it's all right for some! *

    2.
    SM

    un cualquiera — a nobody

    3.
    SF pey
    * * *
    * * *
    = any, any one, either, whatever, any and all.
    Ex. UNIBID is an attempt to offer a standard record format for use by abstracting and indexing services, independent of any existing description or cataloguing rules.
    Ex. Note that the librarian may choose any one of the five items shown on the screen in Figure 8.
    Ex. Not every index necessarily exhibits all the features of either of these types of indexing systems, and indeed, some will possess elements of both types of systems.
    Ex. In producing this subject, or conceptual, analysis the indexer names the selected concepts in whatever words, or terms, he chooses.
    Ex. The survey aimed to ascertain the degree of computerisation of any and all library functions in any type of school-related setting.
    ----
    * a cualquier hora = anytime, around the clock.
    * a cualquier hora del día o de la noche = at any time of the day or night, at any hour of the day or night.
    * a cualquier precio = at any cost, at all costs, at any price.
    * ante cualquier adversidad = in the face of + adversity.
    * apostarse cualquier cosa = bet + Posesivo + life.
    * capaz de hacer cualquier cosa = capable of anything.
    * casi cualquier = almost any.
    * casi cualquier cosa = just about anything.
    * cualquiera que sea lo que = whichever.
    * cualquiera que sea + Nombre = whichever + Nombre.
    * cualquier cosa = anything.
    * cualquier cosa que no sea = anything but.
    * cualquier (de) = any one (of).
    * cualquier fulano = any Tom, Dick or Harry.
    * cualquier hijo de vecino = any Tom, Dick or Harry.
    * cualquier mindundi = any Tom, Dick or Harry.
    * cualquier otra cosa = you name it, anything else, whatever else.
    * cualquier otra persona = anybody else.
    * cualquier otro = you name it.
    * cualquier persona = anyone, any Tom, Dick or Harry.
    * cualquier trabajo temporal = casual job.
    * dar cualquier cosa por Algo = give + an eye-tooth for/to.
    * de cualquier forma = in any event, in any case, in any way at all.
    * de cualquier forma posible = in any and all ways.
    * de cualquier manera = anyhow, higgledy-piggledy, willy-nilly, in any way at all, in any way [in anyway].
    * de cualquier modo = however, either way.
    * de cualquier tipo = in any way [in anyway], in all forms.
    * desde cualquier punto de vista = by any standard(s).
    * en cualquier caso = for that matter, in any event, in any case, in either case.
    * en cualquier domingo = on any given Sunday.
    * en cualquier lugar = everywhere, anywhere.
    * en cualquier momento = anytime, at any one time, at any point, at any point in time, at any time, at any moment, at any given point, at any moment in time, at any given moment, momentarily, on any given Sunday.
    * en cualquier momento en el futuro = at some stage.
    * en cualquier orden = either way round.
    * en cualquier otra circunstancia = in the normal run of things, in the normal run of events.
    * en cualquier otra parte = anywhere else, everywhere else.
    * en cualquier otra situación = in the normal run of events.
    * en cualquier otro lugar = anywhere else, everywhere else.
    * en cualquier otro momento = some other time.
    * en cualquier otro sitio = anywhere else.
    * en cualquier parte = anywhere, everywhere.
    * en cualquier sitio = everywhere, anywhere.
    * en cualquier situación = in any given situation.
    * en el curso normal de las cosas = in the normal run of things.
    * en un domingo cualquiera = on any given Sunday.
    * hacer cualquier cosa = do + anything, give + Posesivo + right arm.
    * jugarse cualquier cosa = bet + Posesivo + life.
    * ser capaz de hacer cualquier cosa por = go to + any lengths to, go to + great lengths to.
    * ser un momento tan bueno como cualquier otro = be as good a time as any.
    * un trabajo cualquiera = casual job.
    * * *
    * * *
    cualquier(de)

    Ex: Any one document may be required by author, title, subject, form or other characteristics, but this one document can only be grouped according to one of these characteristics at any one time.

    = any, any one, either, whatever, any and all.

    Ex: UNIBID is an attempt to offer a standard record format for use by abstracting and indexing services, independent of any existing description or cataloguing rules.

    Ex: Note that the librarian may choose any one of the five items shown on the screen in Figure 8.
    Ex: Not every index necessarily exhibits all the features of either of these types of indexing systems, and indeed, some will possess elements of both types of systems.
    Ex: In producing this subject, or conceptual, analysis the indexer names the selected concepts in whatever words, or terms, he chooses.
    Ex: The survey aimed to ascertain the degree of computerisation of any and all library functions in any type of school-related setting.
    * a cualquier hora = anytime, around the clock.
    * a cualquier hora del día o de la noche = at any time of the day or night, at any hour of the day or night.
    * a cualquier precio = at any cost, at all costs, at any price.
    * ante cualquier adversidad = in the face of + adversity.
    * apostarse cualquier cosa = bet + Posesivo + life.
    * capaz de hacer cualquier cosa = capable of anything.
    * casi cualquier = almost any.
    * casi cualquier cosa = just about anything.
    * cualquiera que sea lo que = whichever.
    * cualquiera que sea + Nombre = whichever + Nombre.
    * cualquier cosa = anything.
    * cualquier cosa que no sea = anything but.
    * cualquier (de) = any one (of).
    * cualquier fulano = any Tom, Dick or Harry.
    * cualquier hijo de vecino = any Tom, Dick or Harry.
    * cualquier mindundi = any Tom, Dick or Harry.
    * cualquier otra cosa = you name it, anything else, whatever else.
    * cualquier otra persona = anybody else.
    * cualquier otro = you name it.
    * cualquier persona = anyone, any Tom, Dick or Harry.
    * cualquier trabajo temporal = casual job.
    * dar cualquier cosa por Algo = give + an eye-tooth for/to.
    * de cualquier forma = in any event, in any case, in any way at all.
    * de cualquier forma posible = in any and all ways.
    * de cualquier manera = anyhow, higgledy-piggledy, willy-nilly, in any way at all, in any way [in anyway].
    * de cualquier modo = however, either way.
    * de cualquier tipo = in any way [in anyway], in all forms.
    * desde cualquier punto de vista = by any standard(s).
    * en cualquier caso = for that matter, in any event, in any case, in either case.
    * en cualquier domingo = on any given Sunday.
    * en cualquier lugar = everywhere, anywhere.
    * en cualquier momento = anytime, at any one time, at any point, at any point in time, at any time, at any moment, at any given point, at any moment in time, at any given moment, momentarily, on any given Sunday.
    * en cualquier momento en el futuro = at some stage.
    * en cualquier orden = either way round.
    * en cualquier otra circunstancia = in the normal run of things, in the normal run of events.
    * en cualquier otra parte = anywhere else, everywhere else.
    * en cualquier otra situación = in the normal run of events.
    * en cualquier otro lugar = anywhere else, everywhere else.
    * en cualquier otro momento = some other time.
    * en cualquier otro sitio = anywhere else.
    * en cualquier parte = anywhere, everywhere.
    * en cualquier sitio = everywhere, anywhere.
    * en cualquier situación = in any given situation.
    * en el curso normal de las cosas = in the normal run of things.
    * en un domingo cualquiera = on any given Sunday.
    * hacer cualquier cosa = do + anything, give + Posesivo + right arm.
    * jugarse cualquier cosa = bet + Posesivo + life.
    * ser capaz de hacer cualquier cosa por = go to + any lengths to, go to + great lengths to.
    * ser un momento tan bueno como cualquier otro = be as good a time as any.
    * un trabajo cualquiera = casual job.

    * * *
    apocopated form of cualquiera1 (↑ cualquiera (1)) used before nouns
    * * *

    cualquier adjetivo: apocopated form of
    cualquiera used before nouns

    cualquier adjetivo indef any: cualquier persona normal puede hacerlo, any normal person can do it
    cualquier cosa, anything
    cualquier sitio, anywhere
    en cualquier momento, at any moment o time

    ' cualquier' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    bar
    - barrio
    - chalet
    - como quiera
    - comoquiera
    - cuestión
    - disipar
    - dondequiera
    - eventualidad
    - manera
    - nadería
    - parte
    - precio
    - simplón
    - simplona
    - sitio
    - toda
    - todo
    - tuntún
    - adaptar
    - antes
    - barbaridad
    - cantidad
    - caso
    - cosa
    - cualquiera
    - distraer
    - entre
    - entretener
    - forma
    - gaseosa
    - lado
    - lugar
    - modo
    - momento
    - soltura
    - tal
    - tontería
    English:
    alert
    - anomaly
    - any
    - anyhow
    - anything
    - anywhere
    - blank out
    - cancel out
    - case
    - decline
    - either
    - embarrassment
    - eruption
    - gullible
    - haphazardly
    - precedence
    - scan
    - section
    - shove on
    - slap on
    - throw on
    - time
    - whatever
    - anybody
    - comprehensive
    - drop
    - event
    - higgledy-piggledy
    - indulgence
    - inquiry
    - length
    - murder
    - now
    - old
    - other
    - qualify
    - slap
    - welcome
    - wherever
    - will
    - willy-nilly
    * * *
    * * *
    adj any;
    cualquier día any day;
    cualquier cosa anything;
    forma anyway;
    en cualquier caso in any case
    * * *
    * * *
    cualquier adj any

    Spanish-English dictionary > cualquier

  • 7 cuando

    adv.
    when.
    cuando me agacho, me duele la espalda when o whenever I bend down, my back hurts
    cuando quieras whenever you like
    de cuando en cuando, de vez en cuando from time to time, now and again
    cuando más at the most
    cuando menos at least
    conj.
    1 if.
    cuando tú lo dices será verdad it must be true if you say so
    no será tan malo cuando ha vendido tantas copias it can't be that bad if it's sold so many copies
    2 even though (contrast indicates).
    no tiene muchos amigos, cuando en realidad es una persona muy agradable he doesn't have a lot of friends, even though he's actually a very nice person
    * * *
    1 (tiempo) when
    1 (temporal) when, whenever
    3 (causal) since
    1 during, at the time of
    \
    cuando más at the most
    cuando menos at least
    cuando mucho at the most
    de cuando en cuando / de vez en cuando now and then, from time to time
    hasta cuando until
    * * *
    1. prep.
    2) if
    2. conj.
    1) when
    2) if
    * * *
    1. CONJ
    1) [con valor temporal] [en un momento concreto] when; [en cualquier momento] whenever

    cuando iba allí lo veía — whenever I went there I saw him, I used to see him when(ever) I went there

    2) [con valor condicional, causal] if

    cuando él lo dice, será verdad — if he says so, it must be true

    cuando no te ha dicho nada todavía, es que no piensa invitarte — if he hasn't said anything yet, that means he isn't thinking of inviting you

    3) [con valor adversativo] when

    yo lo hago todo, cuando es él quien debería hacerlo — I'm the one that does it all, when it should be him

    aun 3)
    2. ADV
    1)

    fue entonces cuando comprendí la importancia del problemait was then that o that was when I understood the seriousness of the problem

    en abril es cuando más casos hay — April is when there are most cases, it's in April that there are most cases

    de cuando en cuando, de vez en cuando — from time to time, now and again, every so often

    2)

    cuando másat (the) most

    tardaremos, cuando más, una semana — it will take us a week at (the) most o at the outside

    cuando menosat least

    esperamos llegar, cuando menos, a las semifinales — we are hoping to reach the semifinals, at least

    cuando muchoat (the) most

    cuando noif not

    docenas, cuando no cientos, de películas — dozens, if not hundreds, of films

    3.
    PREP

    cuando niño yo era muy traviesoas a child o when I was a child I was very naughty

    * * *
    I

    cuando éramos pequeños — when we were young; (+ subj)

    ven cuando quierascome when o whenever you like

    b) ( referido al futuro) (+ subj) when
    2)
    a) (si) if

    cada cuando — (esp AmL) every so often

    de vez en cuando — from time to time, every so often

    cuando más or mucho — at (the) most, at the outside

    II
    * * *
    = at the time (that/of), when, where, at what point.
    Ex. This order is consistent with the established relationships between subjects at the time that the scheme was first published (1876).
    Ex. When the record transfer is complete, the catalog summary screen is shown for the new record so that the user can review and update it.
    Ex. An appreciation of alternative approaches is particularly important in this field where trends towards standardisation are the norm.
    Ex. Libraries are having to decide at what point a service should become chargeable without creating a disadvantage to those who cannot pay = Las bibliotecas tienen que decidir cuándo se debería cobrar por un servicio sin crear un problema para los que no pueden pagar.
    ----
    * aun cuando = even if, even though, even when.
    * cada cuando = every so often, every now and then, every now and again, every once in a while.
    * como cuando + Indicativo = as in + Gerundio.
    * como y cuando = as and when.
    * como y cuando sea + Adjetivo = as + Adjetivo.
    * cuando antes + Pronombre + sea posible = at + Posesivo + earliest convenience, at + Posesivo + earliest convenience.
    * cuando antes pueda = at + Posesivo + earliest convenience.
    * cuando a uno le venga bien = at leisure.
    * cuando el río, suena agua lleva = there's no smoke without fire, where there's smoke there's fire.
    * cuando el río suena agua lleva, donde hay humo hay fuego = there's no smoke without fire.
    * cuando el sol aprieta = during the heat of the day.
    * cuando el tiempo lo permita = when the weather permits.
    * cuando era niño = as a boy.
    * cuando hace frío = in the cold.
    * cuando la marea está alta = at high tide.
    * cuando la marea está baja = at low tide.
    * cuando le surja la necesidad = at + Posesivo + time of need.
    * cuando llegó la hora de + Infinitivo = when it came to + Gerundio.
    * cuando llegue la hora = when the time comes.
    * cuando lo necesite = at + Posesivo + time of need.
    * cuando menos te lo esperes = on any given Sunday.
    * cuando proceda = where appropriate, when applicable.
    * cuando quieras = anytime.
    * cuando sea el caso = when applicable.
    * cuando sea necesario = when necessary.
    * cuando sea pertinente = where applicable, where appropriate.
    * cuando se está en + Nombre = when in + Nombre.
    * cuando se le antoje a Uno = on a whim.
    * cuando se solicite = on demand, on request, upon + request.
    * cuando se trata de + Infinitivo = when it comes to + Gerundio.
    * cuando..., si es que... = if and when.
    * cuando uno se encuentra mejor de ánimo = on the upswing.
    * de cuando en cuando = every once in a while, every so often, every now and then, every now and again.
    * de vez en cuando = from time to time, now and then, now and again, once in a while, every once in a while, at various times, occasionally, off and on, on and off, occasional, every so often, every now and then, every now and again.
    * en aquellas ocasiones cuando = on occasions when.
    * ganar cuando todo parece estar perdido = victory from the jaws of defeat.
    * para cuando = by the time.
    * siempre y cuando = on the condition that, with the condition that, if and when.
    * siempre y cuando + Subjuntivo = provided (that), as long as.
    * * *
    I

    cuando éramos pequeños — when we were young; (+ subj)

    ven cuando quierascome when o whenever you like

    b) ( referido al futuro) (+ subj) when
    2)
    a) (si) if

    cada cuando — (esp AmL) every so often

    de vez en cuando — from time to time, every so often

    cuando más or mucho — at (the) most, at the outside

    II
    * * *
    = at the time (that/of), when, where, at what point.

    Ex: This order is consistent with the established relationships between subjects at the time that the scheme was first published (1876).

    Ex: When the record transfer is complete, the catalog summary screen is shown for the new record so that the user can review and update it.
    Ex: An appreciation of alternative approaches is particularly important in this field where trends towards standardisation are the norm.
    Ex: Libraries are having to decide at what point a service should become chargeable without creating a disadvantage to those who cannot pay = Las bibliotecas tienen que decidir cuándo se debería cobrar por un servicio sin crear un problema para los que no pueden pagar.
    * aun cuando = even if, even though, even when.
    * cada cuando = every so often, every now and then, every now and again, every once in a while.
    * como cuando + Indicativo = as in + Gerundio.
    * como y cuando = as and when.
    * como y cuando sea + Adjetivo = as + Adjetivo.
    * cuando antes + Pronombre + sea posible = at + Posesivo + earliest convenience, at + Posesivo + earliest convenience.
    * cuando antes pueda = at + Posesivo + earliest convenience.
    * cuando a uno le venga bien = at leisure.
    * cuando el río, suena agua lleva = there's no smoke without fire, where there's smoke there's fire.
    * cuando el río suena agua lleva, donde hay humo hay fuego = there's no smoke without fire.
    * cuando el sol aprieta = during the heat of the day.
    * cuando el tiempo lo permita = when the weather permits.
    * cuando era niño = as a boy.
    * cuando hace frío = in the cold.
    * cuando la marea está alta = at high tide.
    * cuando la marea está baja = at low tide.
    * cuando le surja la necesidad = at + Posesivo + time of need.
    * cuando llegó la hora de + Infinitivo = when it came to + Gerundio.
    * cuando llegue la hora = when the time comes.
    * cuando lo necesite = at + Posesivo + time of need.
    * cuando menos te lo esperes = on any given Sunday.
    * cuando proceda = where appropriate, when applicable.
    * cuando quieras = anytime.
    * cuando sea el caso = when applicable.
    * cuando sea necesario = when necessary.
    * cuando sea pertinente = where applicable, where appropriate.
    * cuando se está en + Nombre = when in + Nombre.
    * cuando se le antoje a Uno = on a whim.
    * cuando se solicite = on demand, on request, upon + request.
    * cuando se trata de + Infinitivo = when it comes to + Gerundio.
    * cuando..., si es que... = if and when.
    * cuando uno se encuentra mejor de ánimo = on the upswing.
    * de cuando en cuando = every once in a while, every so often, every now and then, every now and again.
    * de vez en cuando = from time to time, now and then, now and again, once in a while, every once in a while, at various times, occasionally, off and on, on and off, occasional, every so often, every now and then, every now and again.
    * en aquellas ocasiones cuando = on occasions when.
    * ganar cuando todo parece estar perdido = victory from the jaws of defeat.
    * para cuando = by the time.
    * siempre y cuando = on the condition that, with the condition that, if and when.
    * siempre y cuando + Subjuntivo = provided (that), as long as.

    * * *
    a las siete es cuando me viene mejor seven o'clock is the best time for me
    cuando estoy solo when I'm alone
    justo cuando la fiesta empezaba a animarse just as o just when the party was beginning to liven up
    ¿te acuerdas de cuando éramos pequeños? do you remember when we were young?
    (+ subj): cuando se entere me mata when he finds out he'll kill me!
    ven cuando quieras come when o whenever you like
    B
    1
    (si): cuando él lo dice será verdad if he says so then it must be true
    cuando yo te digo que es un fresco … didn't I tell you he had a nerve?
    se ha molestado cuando soy yo la que debería sentirse ofendida he's upset when really I'm the one who ought to feel offended
    ¿por qué me voy a preocupar cuando a él no le importa? why should I worry if o when he doesn't care?
    C ( en locs):
    cada cuando every so often, from time to time, now and then
    de vez en cuando from time to time, every so often, now and then
    cuando más or mucho at (the) most, at the outside
    cuando menos at least
    cuando quiera whenever
    cuando quiera que ocurren estas tragedias … whenever these tragedies occur …
    ( fam):
    nos conocimos cuando la mili we met when we were doing our military service, we met during our military service
    yo estaba allí cuando la explosión I was there when the explosion happened o at the time of the explosion
    una ermita de cuando los moros a hermitage dating from Moorish times
    * * *

     

    Multiple Entries:
    cuando    
    cuándo
    cuando conjunción

    ven cuándo quieras come when o whenever you like;

    cuándo se mejore when she gets better;
    ahora es cuándo me viene mejor now is the best time for me
    b) (si) if;


    c) ( en locs)


    de vez en cuando from time to time, every so often
    cuándo adverbio
    when;
    ¿de cuándo es esa foto? when was that photo taken?;

    ¿desde cuándo lo sabes? how long have you known?;
    ¿desde cuándo? since when?;
    ¡cuándo no! (AmL) as usual!
    cuando
    I adverbio (de tiempo) when
    II conj
    1 (temporal) when: cuando quieras, whenever you want
    cuando termines, when you finish
    2 (condicional) (si) if
    3 (concesiva) (aunque) (aun) cuando, even if
    III preposición during, at the time of
    cuando la guerra, during the war
    cuando joven, when young
    ♦ Locuciones: cuando más/mucho, at the most
    cuando menos, at least
    cuando quiera que, whenever
    de cuando en cuando/de vez en cuando, from time to time
    cuándo adverbio interr when?
    ¿desde cuándo?, since when?
    ¿para cuándo vienes?, when are you coming?

    ' cuándo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abrir
    - acertar
    - achantarse
    - ahorcarse
    - antojarse
    - apéndice
    - asesinar
    - asomar
    - atravesada
    - atravesado
    - aun
    - avisar
    - baja
    - bajo
    - balón
    - bastante
    - bien
    - bisbiseo
    - bobalicón
    - bobalicona
    - boca
    - caer
    - caerse
    - calmarse
    - campante
    - casarse
    - cerca
    - cerdo
    - cien
    - codazo
    - comecome
    - como
    - cómo
    - componenda
    - cónclave
    - contra
    - cordera
    - cordero
    - corta
    - corto
    - cota
    - cuando
    - dejarse
    - delirio
    - demasiada
    - demasiado
    - demonio
    - derrumbarse
    - desconectarse
    - desde
    English:
    accustom
    - add in
    - admit
    - advise
    - again
    - agree
    - alter
    - alternate
    - antidepressant
    - appreciate
    - apron
    - as
    - ashen
    - ask
    - averse
    - away
    - baby
    - back
    - back off
    - bed
    - beeline
    - behave
    - blow
    - blue
    - bluff
    - blunt
    - blur
    - boo
    - bow out
    - buckle
    - burglar alarm
    - burst
    - by-election
    - cat
    - catch
    - clean
    - come on
    - come out
    - composure
    - console
    - crack
    - crop up
    - cry out for
    - dare
    - deadline
    - delay
    - devil
    - dicey
    - dinner
    - dishearten
    * * *
    adv
    when;
    cuando llegue el verano iremos de viaje when summer comes we'll go travelling;
    cuando me agacho, me duele la espalda when o whenever I bend down, my back hurts;
    se marchó cuando mejor lo estábamos pasando she left just when we were having a really good time;
    acababa de cerrar la puerta, cuando estalló la bomba I had just closed the door when the bomb went off;
    fue entonces cuando comprendí el problema it was then that I realized the problem;
    para cuando llegamos, la fiesta ya había acabado by the time we arrived the party was already over;
    ven a visitarnos cuando quieras come and stay with us whenever you like;
    cambia mucho de cuando está de buen humor a cuando está enfadado he's very different when he's in a good mood to when he's angry;
    ¿te acuerdas de cuando nos dieron el premio? do you remember when o the time they gave us the prize?;
    apenas se marchó el profesor, cuando todos los alumnos se pusieron a hablar no sooner had the teacher left than all the pupils started talking;
    de cuando en cuando, de vez en cuando from time to time, now and again;
    cuando más, cuando mucho at (the) most;
    cuando más, te ayudaré un rato I'll help you for a short while, but no longer;
    cuando menos at least;
    nos harán falta cuando menos cinco personas we'll need at least five people;
    cuando quiera que me lo encuentro, siempre me sonríe whenever I meet him he smiles at me
    conj
    1. [si] if;
    cuando tú lo dices será verdad it must be true if you say so;
    cuando no te ha llegado la invitación, será porque no te quieren ver if you haven't received an invitation, it must be because they don't want to see you;
    no será tan malo cuando ha vendido tantas copias it can't be that bad if it's sold so many copies
    2. [después de “aun”] [aunque]
    no mentiría aun cuando le fuera en ello la vida she wouldn't lie even if her life depended on it
    3. [indica contraste]
    no tiene muchos amigos, cuando en realidad es una persona muy agradable he doesn't have a lot of friends, even though he's actually a very nice person
    4. [introduce valoración negativa] when, even though;
    siempre está protestando, cuando es el que más oportunidades recibe he's always complaining even though o when he's the one who gets more chances than anyone else
    prep
    quemaron ese colegio cuando la guerra that school was burned down during the war;
    son restos de cuando los romanos they are remains from Roman times;
    cuando niño, solía bañarme en este río when I was a boy I used to swim in this river
    * * *
    I conj when; condicional if;
    cuando quieras whenever you want
    II adv when;
    de cuando en cuando from time to time;
    cuando menos at least;
    cuando más, cuando mucho at (the) most
    * * *
    cuándo adv & conj
    1) : when
    ¿cuándo llegará?: when will she arrive?
    no sabemos cuándo será: we don't know when it will be
    2)
    ¿de cuándo acá? : since when?, how come?
    cuando conj
    1) : when
    cuando llegó: when he arrived
    2) : since, if
    cuando lo dices: if you say so
    3)
    cuando más : at the most
    4)
    de vez en cuando : from time to time
    cuando prep
    : during, at the time of
    cuando la guerra: during the war
    * * *
    cuando adv when

    Spanish-English dictionary > cuando

  • 8 cuando quieras

    Ex. 'Now, whenever you want to see me about anything between these get-togethers,' she resumed, 'don't hesitate to drop by anytime'.
    * * *

    Ex: 'Now, whenever you want to see me about anything between these get-togethers,' she resumed, 'don't hesitate to drop by anytime'.

    Spanish-English dictionary > cuando quieras

  • 9 dejarse caer

    v.
    1 to let oneself fall, to jump to the floor, to let oneself fall down, to let oneself fall to the floor.
    2 to be dropped, to be intentionally dropped.
    * * *
    to drop, fall 2 (en casa de alguien) to drop in
    * * *
    (v.) = drop by, drop in, slump, droop, mosey
    Ex. 'Now, whenever you want to see me about anything between these get-togethers,' she resumed, 'don't hesitate to drop by anytime'.
    Ex. The library needs to be developed as the focal point of the community, a place where the public can drop in for all kinds of activities, not necessarily book-related or 'cultural'.
    Ex. The copy was grubby from use, a paperback with a photographically realistic full-color painting on its cover of an early teenage boy slumped in what looked to me like a corner of a very dirty back alley, a can of Coke in his hand.
    Ex. Four performers tied to bungees swing, droop and fly in the air in ways that defy gravity.
    Ex. It's quite amusing to watch her mosey around in what appear to be over-sized clown shoes.
    * * *
    (v.) = drop by, drop in, slump, droop, mosey

    Ex: 'Now, whenever you want to see me about anything between these get-togethers,' she resumed, 'don't hesitate to drop by anytime'.

    Ex: The library needs to be developed as the focal point of the community, a place where the public can drop in for all kinds of activities, not necessarily book-related or 'cultural'.
    Ex: The copy was grubby from use, a paperback with a photographically realistic full-color painting on its cover of an early teenage boy slumped in what looked to me like a corner of a very dirty back alley, a can of Coke in his hand.
    Ex: Four performers tied to bungees swing, droop and fly in the air in ways that defy gravity.
    Ex: It's quite amusing to watch her mosey around in what appear to be over-sized clown shoes.

    Spanish-English dictionary > dejarse caer

  • 10 del día o de la noche

    Ex. Internet offers significant opportunities for teaching interactive research strategies at anytime, day or night.
    * * *

    Ex: Internet offers significant opportunities for teaching interactive research strategies at anytime, day or night.

    Spanish-English dictionary > del día o de la noche

  • 11 en

    prep.
    viven en la capital they live in the capital
    tiene el dinero en el banco he keeps his money in the bank
    en la mesa/el plato on the table/plate
    en casa/el trabajo at home/work
    2 into.
    el avión cayó en el mar the plane fell into the sea
    entraron en la habitación they came/went into the room
    3 in (time) (month, year).
    nació en 1953/marzo she was born in 1953/March
    en Nochebuena on Christmas Eve
    en Navidades at Christmas
    en aquella época at that time, in those days
    en un par de días in a couple of days
    ir en tren/coche/avión/barco to go by train/car/plane/boat
    5 in (modo).
    en voz baja in a low voice
    lo dijo en inglés she said it in English
    pagar en libras to pay in pounds
    la inflación aumentó en un 10 por ciento inflation increased by 10 percent
    todo se lo gasta en ropa he spends everything on clothes
    6 in (price).
    las ganancias se calculan en millones profits are calculated in millions
    te lo dejo en 5.000 I'll let you have it for 5,000
    7 from (causa).
    lo detecté en su forma de hablar I could tell from the way he was speaking
    8 in, made of (materia).
    en seda in silk
    9 in terms of.
    lo supera en inteligencia she is more intelligent than he is
    10 on, over, upon.
    11 at, over at, in, over in.
    En ese momento ...at that moment.
    12 to.
    * * *
    en
    1 (lugar - gen) in, at
    2 (- en el interior) in, inside
    4 (año, mes, estación) in; (día) on; (época, momento) at
    7 (tema, materia) at, in
    8 (modo, manera) in
    los valores aumentaron en un 6% securities increased by 6%
    10 en + gerund upon
    en llegando el maestro, los niños se levantan upon the teacher's arrival, the children stand up
    \
    de casa en casa from house to house
    en cuanto as soon as
    en camino on the way
    * * *
    prep.
    1) in
    2) on
    3) at
    4) by
    6) into
    * * *
    PREP
    1) [indicando lugar]
    a) (=dentro de) in

    está en el cajón/en el armario — it's in the drawer/in the wardrobe

    b) (=encima de) on
    c) [con países, ciudades, calles]
    d) [con edificios]
    2) [indicando movimiento] into
    3) [indicando modo] in
    4) [indicando proporción] by
    5) [indicando tiempo]

    ayer en la mañana LAm yesterday morning

    en la mañana del accidente LAm on the morning of the accident

    6) [indicando tema, ocupación]

    Hugo en Segismundo — (Cine, Teat) Hugo as Segismundo, Hugo in the role of Segismundo

    7) [con medios de transporte] by
    8) [con cantidades] at, for
    9) [con infinitivo]
    10) [con gerundio]
    EN Como preposición de lugar, en se traduce normalmente por on, in o at. La elección de una de estas tres preposiciones depende a menudo de cómo percibe el hablante la relación espacial. He aquí unas líneas generales: Se traduce por on cuando en equivale a encima de o nos referimos a algo que se percibe como una superficie o una línea, por ejemplo una mesa, una carretera {etc}: "¿Has visto mi vestido?" - "Está en la tabla de planchar" "Have you seen my dress?" - "It's on the ironing-board" Estaban tumbados en la playa They were lying on the beach Está construyendo una casa en la colina He's building a house on the hill ... un pueblo en la costa oeste...... a village on the west coast... La gasolinera está en la carretera que va a Motril The petrol station is on the road to Motril Dibujó un león en la hoja de papel He drew a lion on the piece of paper Tiene un grano en la nariz He has a spot on his nose Lo vi en la tele I saw him on TV ► Se usa in cuando equivale a dentro de o cuando nos referimos a un espacio que se percibe como limitado (calle, montañas, etc): Tus gafas están en mi bolso Your glasses are in my bag Tienes una pestaña en el ojo You've got an eyelash in your eye Lo leí en un libro I read it in a book Se han comprado un chalet en la sierra They've bought a chalet in the mountains Viven en la calle de Serrano They live in the Calle de Serrano ► Lo traducimos por at para referirnos a un edificio cuando hablamos de la actividad que normalmente se realiza en él o cuando en indica un lugar concreto. También se traduce por at cuando en la dirección incluimos el número o el nombre de la casa: ¿Por qué no comemos en el restaurante de tu hermano? Why don't we have lunch at your brother's restaurant? Voy a pasar el día en el museo I'm going to spend the day at the museum Te espero en la parada del autobús I'll meet you at the bus-stop Vivimos en la calle Dale nº 12 We live at 12 Dale Street Para otros usos y ejemplos ver la entrada
    * * *
    a) (refiriéndose a ciudad, edificio)

    viven en París/en una granja/en el número diez/en un hotel — they live in Paris/on a farm/at number ten/in a hotel

    viven en la calle Goyathey live on o (BrE) in Goya Street

    nos quedamos en casawe stayed home (AmE), we stayed at home (BrE)

    b) ( dentro de) in
    c) ( sobre) on
    2) (expresando circunstancias, ambiente, medio) in
    3)
    a) (indicando tema, especialidad, cualidad)
    b) (indicando proporción, precio)

    lo vendió en $30 — he sold it for $30

    las pérdidas se calcularon en $50.000 — the losses were calculated at $50,000

    4)
    a) (indicando estado, manera) in

    en buenas/malas condiciones — in good/bad condition

    en llamas — in flames, on fire

    ir en taxi/barco — to go by taxi/by boat

    fueron en bicicleta — they cycled, they went on their bikes

    5)

    ¿lo tienen en azul? — do you have it in blue?

    en la mañana/tarde/noche — (esp AmL) in the morning/afternoon/at night

    7)
    * * *
    = in, onto, into, at, throughout.
    Ex. The first institute, 'The Catalog: Its Nature and Prospects,' was held in New York City on October 9 and 10, 1975.
    Ex. When one is in place, the depression of a lever causes it to be photographed onto the next blank space.
    Ex. The application of a classification scheme to a set of documents should result in the ordering or arranging of that set of documents into groups or classes according to their subject content.
    Ex. He also resolved to talk with Cleo Passantino, a young librarian who had been at the library for three years and with whom he had had little contact.
    Ex. Throughout this chapter the term 'document' is used to refer to any item which might be found in a library or information center or data base.
    ----
    * en absoluto = at all, in the slightest, whatsoever, not at all, in any shape or form.
    * en abstracto = abstractly.
    * en abundancia = in plenty, liberally, in abundance, exuberantly, in profusion, aplenty [a-plenty], prodigiously, plentifully.
    * en activo = practising [practicing, -USA].
    * en adelante = forward [forwards].
    * en agradecimiento por = appreciative of.
    * en alerta roja = on red alert.
    * en alguna ocasión = on any one occasion.
    * en alguna parte = someplace.
    * en alguna parte de + Nombre = some way down + Nombre.
    * en algún lugar = somewhere, at some point.
    * en algún lugar (de por ahí) = somewhere out there.
    * en algún momento = somewhere along the line, sometime, at sometime, at some point, at some point in time, at one time or another.
    * en algunos casos = in some cases.
    * en algunos grupos = in some quarters.
    * en algunos grupos de la población = in some quarters.
    * en algunos sectores = in some quarters.
    * en algunos sectores de la población = in some quarters.
    * en algunos sentidos = in some respects.
    * en algunos sitios = in places.
    * en alquiler = rented.
    * en alta mar = on the open sea, offshore, on the high seas.
    * en alza = on the upswing.
    * en ambas direcciones = two-way.
    * en ambos casos = in either case, in either instance.
    * en ángulo = angled.
    * en ángulo recto = at right angles.
    * en antaño = in olden times, in olden days.
    * en antelación = anticipatory.
    * en anticipación = anticipatory.
    * en años anteriores = in prior years, in years past, in past years.
    * en apariencia = apparently, looking, seemingly, on the face of it, on the surface, ostensibly.
    * en apenas nada = in no time at all, in next to no time, in no time.
    * en apoyo a = in support of.
    * en apuros = hard-pressed, beleaguered, in deep trouble, in difficulties, if it comes to the crunch, when push comes to shove, when it comes to the crunch, when the worst comes to the worst, if the worst comes to the worst, in deep water, in hot water, in dire straits.
    * en aquel entonces = at the time, the then + Nombre, by this time, at that time, in the course of events, during the course of events, back then, in those days.
    * en aquella época = at the time, at that time, in those days.
    * en aquellas ocasiones cuando = on occasions when.
    * en aquellos casos = in those cases.
    * en aquellos casos en los que = in those cases where.
    * en aquellos tiempos = at the time, the then + Nombre, by this time, in those days.
    * en aquel momento = at the time, the then + Nombre, by this time, at that time.
    * en aras a = in the name of.
    * en aras de = in the interest(s) of.
    * en armonía = harmoniously, in harmony.
    * en armonía con = in harmony with, in harness with, in keeping with, in tune with, in sync with.
    * en ascuas = on tenterhooks.
    * en auge = in ascendancy, buoyant, booming, on the rise, at high tide.
    * en aumento = burgeoning, growing, increasing, mounting, rising, on the rise, heightening.
    * en aumento gradual = gradually quickening.
    * en Babia = absent-minded.
    * en balde = in vain, vainly, to no avail, of no avail.
    * en bandada = in full force.
    * en bandadas = in droves.
    * en base a = in terms of, on the grounds that/of, on the basis of.
    * en beneficio de = for the benefit of, to the benefit of.
    * en beneficio propio = to + Posesivo + advantage.
    * en bisel = angled.
    * en blanco = blankly, blank.
    * en blanco y negro = b&w (black and white).
    * en bloque = en bloc.
    * en boga = in vogue, in fashion, voguish.
    * en bolas = stark naked, in the nod, in the buff.
    * en breve = shortly, the long and (the) short of, soon [sooner -comp., soonest -sup.].
    * en broma = teasingly.
    * en buena compañía = in good company.
    * en buena condición = in good condition, in good shape, in good nick.
    * en buena forma = in good nick.
    * en buena parte = for the most part.
    * en buenas condiciones para navegar = seaworthy.
    * en buenas manos = in a safe place, in safekeeping.
    * en buen estado = in good condition, in good working condition, in good shape, in good nick.
    * en buen estado de funcionamiento = in good working condition.
    * en busca de quimeras = in pursuit of + windmills.
    * en búsqueda de = a quest for.
    * en cada fase = at each stage.
    * en caída = flowing.
    * en caja = boxed.
    * en caliente = in the heat of the moment, on the spur of the moment.
    * en cama = abed.
    * en cambio = by contrast, in contrast, instead, shifting, by comparison.
    * en camino = on the way.
    * en cantidad = bulk.
    * en + Cantidad + años = in + Cantidad + years' time.
    * en capilla = on tenterhooks, in suspense.
    * en carnavales = carnivalistically.
    * en carne y hueso = in the flesh.
    * en casa = in the home.
    * en casa de herrero cuchillo de palo = the cobbler's children run barefoot.
    * en casi nada = in no time at all, in next to no time, in no time.
    * en casi todos los + Nombre = in just about every + Nombre.
    * en caso de darse circunstancias ajenas a + Posesivo + control = in the event of circumstances beyond + Posesivo + control.
    * en caso de emergencia = in an emergency, in an emergency situation.
    * en caso de fuerza mayor = in the event of circumstances beyond + Posesivo + control.
    * en CD-ROM = CD-ROM-based.
    * en chirona = behind bars.
    * en ciernes = developing, budding, in the making.
    * 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.
    * en circuito cerrado = looped.
    * en círcuitos de segunda categoría = in the provinces.
    * en circuitos de segundo orden = in the provinces.
    * en circumstancias difíciles = under difficult circumstances.
    * en circunstancias misteriosas = in mysterious circumstances.
    * en circunstancias normales = in the course of events, during the course of events, under normal circumstances.
    * en circusntancias normales = in the normal run of things.
    * en coche = drive.
    * en colaboración = collaborative, cooperative [co-operative], jointly, participatory, in concert, in consort, collaboratively, synergistic, synergistically, in tandem, in a tandem fashion, in partnership.
    * en colaboración con = in concert with, in consultation with, in collaboration with, in alliance with, in conjunction with, in partnership with.
    * en colaboración con, junto con, de manera conjunta con = in partnership with.
    * en color = coloured [colored, -USA], full-colour.
    * en columnas = columnar.
    * en colusión con = in collusion with, in complicity with, in connivance with.
    * en coma = comatose.
    * en combinación con = in parallel to/with, in combination with.
    * en comisión de servicios = seconded.
    * en comparación = by comparison.
    * en comparación con = against, as compared to, set against, in comparison with, in comparison to.
    * en compensación = compensatory.
    * en complicidad con = in cahoots (with), in complicity with, in complicity with, in collusion with, in connivance with.
    * en común con = in common with.
    * en conciencia = in good conscience.
    * en conclusión = in conclusion.
    * en concordancia con = in accordance with, in accord with.
    * en concreto = in particular, to be specific.
    * en condiciones = decent.
    * en condiciones de = in the position to.
    * en condiciones de igualdad = on an equal footing, on equal terms, on an equal basis.
    * en condiciones difíciles = under difficult conditions.
    * en conexión con = in respect of.
    * en confidencia = in confidence.
    * en conflicto (con) = in conflict (with).
    * en conformidad con = in conformity with, in keeping with.
    * en conjunción con = in conjunction with, in tandem with.
    * en conjunto = altogether, on balance, bulk, all in all, overall, overall.
    * en conmemoración de = in celebration of, commemorative.
    * en connivencia = colluding.
    * en connivencia con = in collusion with, in cahoots (with), in complicity with, in connivance with.
    * en consecuencia = accordingly, consequently, hence, in consequence, as a consequence (of), it follows that, on this basis, on that basis, in doing so.
    * en consecuencia lógica = by implication.
    * en consideración = under consideration.
    * en consideración a = for the sake of, out of consideration for, out of respect for.
    * en consonacia con = in line with.
    * en consonancia con = in concert with, in keeping with, in step with, in tune with, in consonance with.
    * en constante cambio = ever-changing [ever changing], ever-fluid, on the move, fast changing [fast-changing], ever-shifting.
    * en constante expansión = ever-expanding, ever-growing.
    * en constante movimiento = on the move, on the go.
    * en construcción = under development, under construction.
    * en contacto = in communication.
    * en contacto con la realidad = in touch with + reality.
    * en contadas ocasiones = rarely, seldom, on rare occasions.
    * en contenedor = containerised [containerized, -USA].
    * en continua expansión = expanding.
    * en continuo aumento = ever-increasing.
    * en continuo cambio = constantly shifting, ever-changing [ever changing], ever-shifting.
    * en contra = counterpoint, against.
    * en contra de la guerra = antiwar [anti-war].
    * en contra de la opinión general = contrary to popular belief.
    * en contra de la raza blanca = anti-white [antiwhite].
    * en contra de la raza negra = antiblack [anti-black].
    * en contra de las circunstancias = against circumstances.
    * en contra de las instituciones = anti-establishment.
    * en contra del gobierno = anti-government.
    * en contraposición a = as opposed to, in contrast (to/with), in contradistinction to.
    * en contraste con = in contrast (to/with).
    * en contravención de = in contravention of.
    * en contubernio (con) = in cahoots (with).
    * en cooperación = cooperative [co-operative].
    * en cooperación con = in cooperation with.
    * en cooperativa = cooperatively [co-operatively].
    * en costras = caked.
    * en crisis = depressed, crisis-ridden, on the rocks.
    * en cuadernillo = in booklet form.
    * en cualquier caso = for that matter, in any event, in any case, in either case.
    * en cualquier domingo = on any given Sunday.
    * en cualquier lugar = everywhere, anywhere.
    * en cualquier momento = anytime, at any one time, at any point, at any point in time, at any time, at any moment, at any given point, at any moment in time, at any given moment, momentarily, on any given Sunday.
    * en cualquier momento en el futuro = at some stage.
    * en cualquier orden = either way round.
    * en cualquier otra circunstancia = in the normal run of things, in the normal run of events.
    * en cualquier otra parte = anywhere else, everywhere else.
    * en cualquier otra situación = in the normal run of things, in the normal run of events.
    * en cualquier otro lugar = anywhere else, everywhere else.
    * en cualquier otro momento = some other time.
    * en cualquier otro sitio = anywhere else.
    * en cualquier parte = anywhere, everywhere.
    * en cualquier sitio = everywhere, anywhere.
    * en cualquier situación = in any given situation.
    * en + Cuantificador + aspectos = in + Cuantificador + respects.
    * en + Cuantificador + sentidos = in + Cuantificador + respects.
    * en cuanto a = as to, in extent of, in regard to, in terms of, in the way of, with regard(s) to, as for, as regards, as to the matter of, in reference to, now as to, moving on to.
    * en cuanto a él = as for him.
    * en cuanto a ella = as for her.
    * en cuanto a ellos = as for them.
    * en cuanto a los hechos = factually.
    * en cuanto a mí = as for me.
    * en cuanto a nosotros = as for us.
    * en cuanto a ti = as for you.
    * en cuanto a usted = as for you.
    * en cuanto a vosotros = as for you.
    * en cuanto + nacer = at birth.
    * en cuanto que = in that.
    * en cuarto lugar = fourthly.
    * en cuatro niveles = quadraplaner.
    * en cuclicllas = in a squatting position.
    * en cuclillas = squat, in a squat position, in a crouching position.
    * en cueros = in the buff, in the nod, stark naked.
    * en cuestión = at hand, concerned, in hand, individual, at issue, of concern.
    * en cuestión de minutos = within minutes, in a matter of minutes.
    * en cuestión de segundos = within seconds, in a matter of seconds.
    * en cuestión de + Tiempo = in a matter of + Tiempo, within a matter of + Tiempo.
    * en cuestiones de = in matters of.
    * en cumplimiento con = in line with, in compliance with.
    * en cursiva = in italic type.
    * en curso = in process, underway [under way], in progress, ongoing [on-going], afoot, current, under preparation.
    * en curso de = in course of.
    * en cuyo caso = in which case.
    * en danza = on the run.
    * en decadencia = bankrupt.
    * en defensa propia = in self-defence.
    * en definitiva = in all, all in all, in the last analysis, in the final analysis, all things considered.
    * en definitiva, bien mirado, bien considerado = all things considered.
    * en demanda = in-demand.
    * en demasía = excess, to excess, excessively.
    * en desacuerdo = disapproving, at odds.
    * en desacuerdo con = at odds with.
    * en desarmonía con = out of tune with, out of keeping with.
    * en desarrollo = evolving, under development.
    * en descomposición = decaying, putrefying.
    * en desesperación = despairing, in despair.
    * en desuso = obsolete, disused.
    * en detalle = at length.
    * en deterioro = deteriorating, crumbling, decaying, dilapidated, disintegrating.
    * en determinadas ocasiones = sometimes, on particular occasions.
    * en detrimento de = to the detriment of, to + Posesivo + detriment, to the neglect of.
    * en diagonal = herringbone.
    * en días alternos = every other day.
    * en diferente grado = differing, in varying measures.
    * en diferente medida = differing, in varying measures.
    * en diferentes momentos = at various times, at different times.
    * en diferentes ocasiones = at different times, at various times.
    * en dificultades = stranded.
    * en dinero = monetised [monetized, -pl.].
    * en dirección de la proa = abaft.
    * en dirección este = eastward(s), eastbound.
    * en dirección norte = northbound.
    * en dirección oeste = westbound, westward(s).
    * en dirección sur = southward(s), southbound.
    * en disco = ondisc.
    * en disminución = dwindling, on the wane.
    * en + Distancia + a la redonda = within + Distancia.
    * en distinta medida = differing, in varying measures.
    * en distintas ocasiones = at different times, at various times, on several occasions.
    * en distinto grado = in varying measures, differing, to varying degrees.
    * en distintos formatos = multiform.
    * en distintos momentos = at different times, at various times.
    * en diversas lenguas = multilingually.
    * en diversas ocasiones = on several occasions.
    * en diverso grado = to varying extents, to varying degrees.
    * en diversos formatos = multiform.
    * en donde = where, wherein.
    * en dos años = over a two-year period.
    * en dos lenguas = bilingually.
    * en dos niveles = split-level.
    * en dos palabras = in a nutshell, in a nutshell.
    * en dos volúmenes = two-volume.
    * en duda = in doubt.
    * en edad de trabajar = working-age.
    * en efecto = to all intents and purposes, for all intents and purposes.
    * en ejercicio = incumbent, practising [practicing, -USA].
    * en el abandono = in the wilderness.
    * en el acto = ipso facto, outright, on the spot, while-you-wait [while-u-wait], at the drop of a hat.
    * en el aire = in mid-air, airborne.
    * en el ámbito de = in the realm of.
    * en el año catapún = in the dim and distant past.
    * en el año del Señor = in the year of our Lord.
    * en el año entrante = in the coming year.
    * en el año próximo = in the coming year.
    * en el año venidero = in the coming year.
    * en el área de + Lugar = Lugar + area.
    * en el asiento de atrás = in the back seat.
    * en el asiento trasero = in the back seat.
    * en el aula de clase = classroom-based.
    * en el banquillo = on the bench.
    * en el blanco de mira = in the spotlight, in the crosshairs.
    * en el camino = along the way, en route, in the process.
    * en el campo de = in the realm of, in the field of.
    * en el campus universitario = campus-based.
    * en el candelero = in the spotlight.
    * en el cargo = in the saddle, in office.
    * en el caso de = for, in association with, in the case of, in the event of, in case of, in the context of.
    * en (el) caso de que = in the event that, should, in case.
    * en el caso poco probable de que = in the unlikely case (that).
    * en el centro de = at the heart of.
    * en el cine = at the movies.
    * en el clima actual de = in the present climate of.
    * en el contexto de = in the realm of.
    * en el culo = in the bottom.
    * en el culo del mundo = in the arse of nowhere.
    * en el curso de la historia = in the course of history.
    * en el curso normal de = in the mainstream of.
    * en el curso normal de las cosas = in the normal run of things, in the normal run of events.
    * en el curso normal de las cosas, en el curso normal de los acontecimientos, = in the normal run of things.
    * en el curso normal de los acontecimientos = in the normal run of events, in the normal run of things.
    * en el desierto = in the wilderness.
    * en el detalle = in detail.
    * en el día a día = in the day to day, in the trenches.
    * en el dique seco = in dry dock, in the wilderness.
    * en el eje = at the core (of).
    * en el entorno de = in the realm of.
    * en el escenario = on stage.
    * en el escenario mundial = on the world stage.
    * en el espacio = spatially.
    * en el estricto sentido de la palabra = strictly speaking.
    * en el estudio = at study, at study.
    * en el extranjero = abroad, overseas, offshore.
    * en el extremo opuesto = at the far end.
    * en el fin de semana = over the weekend, over the weekend, at the weekend.
    * en el foco de atención = in the spotlight.
    * en el fondo = at heart, deep down, in the back of + Posesivo + mind, in the back of + Posesivo + head, at the back of + Posesivo + head, bottom line, the, in the bottom.
    * en el fondo de = at the root of.
    * en el futuro = Número + Tiempo + ahead, down the road, in future, in time(s) to come, at + future date, in (the) years to come, at some future time, in the years to come, in the years ahead, in years to come, at some future point, in the future, for future reference, for the years to come.
    * en el futuro a largo plazo = in the long-term future.
    * en el futuro cercano = in the foreseeable future.
    * en el futuro inmediato = in the offing, in the foreseeable future.
    * en el futuro lejano = further in the future.
    * en el haber de Uno = under + Posesivo + belt.
    * en el horario de trabajo = on company time.
    * en el horizonte = on the horizon.
    * en el hospital = at the bedside.
    * en el improbable caso de que = in the unlikely case (that).
    * en el instante en que + Subjuntivo = the moment + Verbo.
    * en el ínterin = in the interim, in the intervening years, in the intervening period, ad interim.
    * en el juego = at play.
    * en el lado negativo = on the debit side, on the negative side, on the downside.
    * en el lado positivo = on the credit side, on the positive side, on the plus side, on the bright side.
    * en ello = therein, thereupon [thereon].
    * en el lugar del accidente = at the scene, at the scene of the accident.
    * en el lugar de los hechos = at the scene.
    * en el mandato = in office.
    * en el mando = at the wheel.
    * en el mar = at sea.
    * en el marco de = within the ambit of, within the bounds of.
    * en el más allá = dead and gone.
    * en el mayor secreto = a veil of secrecy.
    * en el mejor de los casos = at best, at most, ideally, in the best of circumstances, the best case scenario, at the most, at the best of times, at the very best.
    * en el mejor momento de Uno = at + Posesivo + (very) best.
    * en el mismo centro (de) = plumb in the middle (of).
    * en el mismo número de años = in as many years.
    * en el mismo orden que = in sync with.
    * en el momento = on the spot.
    * en el momento actual = in this day and age, at the present time.
    * en el momento adecuado = at the right time.
    * en el momento de = at the time (that/of).
    * en el momento de escribir estas líneas = at the time of writing.
    * en el momento de la impresión = at the time of going to print.
    * en el momento en que se necesita = at the point-of-need, at the point of use, point of use.
    * en el momento en que + Subjuntivo = the moment + Verbo.
    * en el momento justo = on cue.
    * en el momento más débil de Alguien = at + Posesivo + weakest.
    * en el momento oportuno = at the right time, not a moment too soon, not a minute too soon.
    * en el momento peor de Alguien = at + Posesivo + weakest.
    * en el mundo = on the face of the earth, on the world stage.
    * en el mundo antiguo = in antiquity.
    * en el mundo entero = all over the world, worldwide [world-wide], all around the world, throughout the world, around the planet, the world over.
    * en el mundo que nos rodea = out there.
    * en el nivel básico = at grass roots level.
    * en el nivel intermedio de = in the middle range of.
    * en el nivel medio de = in the middle range of.
    * en el norte del estado = upstate.
    * en el núcleo = at the core (of).
    * en el ocaso = over the hill.
    * en el ojo del huracán = in the eye of the storm, in the eye of the hurricane.
    * en el orden del día = on the agenda.
    * en el origen (de) = in the early days (of).
    * en el otro extremo = at the other extreme.
    * en el otro extremo de la escala = at the other end of the scale, at the other end of the spectrum, at the other extreme.
    * en el país de los ciegos el tuerto es el rey = in the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king, in the country of the blind, the one-eyed man is king, in the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
    * en el país de los ciegos el tuerto es el rey = be a case of the blind leading the blind.
    * en el pasado = in the past, in past eras, at some point in the past, in years gone by, in days gone by, in former times.
    * en el pasado remoto = in the dim and distant past.
    * en el peor de los casos = at worst, in the worst of circumstances, at + Posesivo + very worst, the worst case scenario, at + Posesivo + worst, in the worst case.
    * en el período penoso de = in the throes of.
    * en el período previo a = in the run up to, during the run up to.
    * en el piso de abajo = downstairs.
    * en el piso de arriba = upstairs.
    * en el poder = in office.
    * en el primer caso = in the former case.
    * en el proceso = in the process.
    * en el propio campus universitario = campus-based.
    * en el propio cortijo = on-farm.
    * en el próximo año = in the year ahead, in the coming year.
    * en el puesto de dirección = in the hot seat.
    * en el punto álgido de = at the height of.
    * en el punto de mira = in the spotlight, in the crosshairs.
    * en el que = wherein.
    * en el que se puede buscar = searchable.
    * en el quinto coño = in the arse of nowhere.
    * en el quinto pino = in the arse of nowhere.
    * en el quirófano = under the knife.
    * en el resto = everywhere else.
    * en el resto de = elsewhere.
    * en el seguimiento de = in the pursuit of.
    * en el segundo caso = in the latter case.
    * en el seno de = within, among.
    * en el sentido de las agujas del reloj = clockwise.
    * en el sentido de que = in the sense that, along the lines that, in that.
    * en el sentido más amplio = in the broadest sense, in the widest sense.
    * en el sentido más general = in the broadest sense.
    * en el sentido que = in which.
    * en el timón = in the saddle.
    * en el trabajo = on-the-job, at work.
    * en el transcurso de = throughout the course of, throughout the course of, in the course of, during the course of, over the course of, throughout.
    * en el transcurso de algunos años = over a period of years.
    * en el transcurso de la historia = in the course of history.
    * en el transcurso de los siglos = over the course of the centuries.
    * en el transcurso normal de + Posesivo + vida(s) = in the normal course of + Posesivo + life/lives.
    * en el trasfondo de = at the root of.
    * en el último caso = in the latter case.
    * en el último minuto = last minute [last-minute], at the last minute.
    * en el último momento = at the eleventh hour, at the very last minute, at the very last moment, at the very last, at the last minute.
    * en el umbral de = on the threshold of.
    * en el vuelo = in-flight.
    * en entrante = recessed.
    * en entredicho = under challenge.
    * en episodios = episodic.
    * en época de carnaval = carnivalistically.
    * en época de feria = carnivalistically.
    * en época de paz = in peacetime, during peacetime.
    * en épocas anteriores = in former times, in past eras.
    * en épocas de = in times of.
    * en épocas de guerra = in time(s) of war.
    * en épocas de paz = in time(s) of peace.
    * en épocas de prosperidad económica = in affluent times.
    * en épocas difíciles = in times of need.
    * en épocas pasadas = in past ages.
    * en escamas = flaky.
    * en ese caso = in that case.
    * en ese mismo instante = at that very moment.
    * en ese mismo momento = at that very moment.
    * en ese momento = at that point, at this point, at that time, just then, at that point in time.
    * en esencia = in essence, essentially.
    * en ese sentido = on that score, to that effect.
    * en esos casos = in those cases.
    * en espacios cerrados = indoors.
    * en especial = especially (specially), notably, specially (especially).
    * en especie = in kind.
    * en espera = on hold.
    * en espiga = herringbone.
    * en esta coyuntura = at this juncture.
    * en estado = pregnant, in the family way.
    * en estado de abandono = decaying, dilapidated, dilapidated.
    * en estado de alerta = on alert.
    * en estado de alerta, de guardia = on standby.
    * en estado de buena esperanza = pregnant, in the family way.
    * en estado de cambio = in a state of flux.
    * en estado de descomposición = decaying.
    * en estado de deterioro = decaying, dilapidated.
    * en estado de reserva = on standby.
    * en estado de reserva, en estado de alerta, de guardia = on standby.
    * en estado de sitio = in a state of siege, under siege.
    * en estado embrionario = embryo, embryonic, in embryonic stage, in embryo, in the embryo stage.
    * en esta época del año = around this time of year.
    * en esta ocasión = on this occasion.
    * en estas circunstancias = under these circumstances.
    * en esta situación = at this juncture.
    * en este caso = in this case.
    * en este contexto = against this background.
    * en este documento = herein, herewith, hereto.
    * en este extremo = to this extent.
    * en este grado = to this extent.
    * en este mismo sentido = along the same lines.
    * en este momento = at this point, at this stage, at this juncture, at this time, at this moment in time, right now.
    * en este período = in the course of events, during the course of events.
    * en este sentido = along these lines, in this connection, in this direction, in this sense, in this vein, in this spirit, in this regard, in this effort, in that spirit, on this score, to that effect.
    * en estos casos = in these cases.
    * en estos días = today, these days.
    * en estos tiempos = in these times, in this day and age.
    * en estrecha colaboración = in close collaboration.
    * en estrecha colaboración con = hand-in-glove with.
    * en estuche = boxed.
    * en excelente estado = in tip-top condition, in tip-top form.
    * en excelentes condiciones = in tip-top condition, in tip-top form.
    * en exceso = overflow, overflowing, excessively, excess, to excess.
    * en exclusiva = exclusively.
    * en existencia = in existence.
    * en expansión = expanded.
    * en exposición = on exhibit, on show, on display.
    * en + Expresión Temporal = as of + Expresión Temporal, come + Expresión Temporal.
    * en extensión = in length.
    * en extenso = at length, in full.
    * en extremo = no end, to no end.
    * en fase terminal = terminally ill.
    * en favor de = in favour of.
    * en flor = in full blossom, in blossom.
    * en forma = fit [fitter -comp., fittest -sup.], toned.
    * en forma de = in the form of, in the shape of.
    * en forma de A = A-shaped.
    * en forma de arco = arched, bowed.
    * en forma de capa = cape-like.
    * en forma de cruz = cross-shaped.
    * en forma de cuadrado = square-shaped.
    * en forma de cuña = wedge-shaped.
    * en forma de cúpula = dome-shaped, domed.
    * en forma de D = d-shaped.
    * en forma de estrella = star-shaped [star shaped].
    * en forma de L = L-shaped.
    * en forma de libro = in book form.
    * en forma de medialuna = crescent-shaped.
    * en forma de parásito = parasitically.
    * en forma de pera = pear-shaped.
    * en forma de pirámide = pyramidal-shaped.
    * en forma de trompeta = trumpet-shaped.
    * en forma de U = U-shaped.
    * en forma de V = V-shaped.
    * en forma física = physically fit.
    * en forma física y mental = physically and mentally fit.
    * en forma ovalada = oval-shaped.
    * en forma piramidal = pyramidal-shaped.
    * en formato de libro moderno = in codex form.
    * en formato digital = digitally.
    * en formato electrónico = in electronic form.
    * en formato MARC = in MARC form.
    * en formato papel = paper-based, in hard copy.
    * en frente = ahead, in front.
    * en frente de = in front of.
    * en funcionamiento = in operation.
    * en función de = according to, as a function of, depending on/upon.
    * en general = at large, by and large, for the most part, generally, in general, in the main, on balance, on the whole, overall, all in all, broadly, as a whole, generally speaking.
    * en germinación = budding.
    * en gestación = in the making.
    * en grado mínimo = minimally.
    * en gran cantidad = prodigiously.
    * en grandes cantidades = en masse, in good number, in record numbers, in bulk.
    * en grandes números = in record numbers.
    * en gran formato = oversize, oversized.
    * en gran medida = broadly, by and large, extensively, greatly, heavily, largely, to a considerable extent, to a high degree, to a large extent, tremendously, vastly, very much, keenly, in no small way, to any great degree, in many ways, in large part, in large measure, in no small measure, to a great extent, to a large degree, to a great degree.
    * en gran número = numerously.
    * en gran parte
    * * *
    a) (refiriéndose a ciudad, edificio)

    viven en París/en una granja/en el número diez/en un hotel — they live in Paris/on a farm/at number ten/in a hotel

    viven en la calle Goyathey live on o (BrE) in Goya Street

    nos quedamos en casawe stayed home (AmE), we stayed at home (BrE)

    b) ( dentro de) in
    c) ( sobre) on
    2) (expresando circunstancias, ambiente, medio) in
    3)
    a) (indicando tema, especialidad, cualidad)
    b) (indicando proporción, precio)

    lo vendió en $30 — he sold it for $30

    las pérdidas se calcularon en $50.000 — the losses were calculated at $50,000

    4)
    a) (indicando estado, manera) in

    en buenas/malas condiciones — in good/bad condition

    en llamas — in flames, on fire

    ir en taxi/barco — to go by taxi/by boat

    fueron en bicicleta — they cycled, they went on their bikes

    5)

    ¿lo tienen en azul? — do you have it in blue?

    en la mañana/tarde/noche — (esp AmL) in the morning/afternoon/at night

    7)
    * * *
    = in, onto, into, at, throughout.

    Ex: The first institute, 'The Catalog: Its Nature and Prospects,' was held in New York City on October 9 and 10, 1975.

    Ex: When one is in place, the depression of a lever causes it to be photographed onto the next blank space.
    Ex: The application of a classification scheme to a set of documents should result in the ordering or arranging of that set of documents into groups or classes according to their subject content.
    Ex: He also resolved to talk with Cleo Passantino, a young librarian who had been at the library for three years and with whom he had had little contact.
    Ex: Throughout this chapter the term 'document' is used to refer to any item which might be found in a library or information center or data base.
    * en absoluto = at all, in the slightest, whatsoever, not at all, in any shape or form.
    * en abstracto = abstractly.
    * en abundancia = in plenty, liberally, in abundance, exuberantly, in profusion, aplenty [a-plenty], prodigiously, plentifully.
    * en activo = practising [practicing, -USA].
    * en adelante = forward [forwards].
    * en agradecimiento por = appreciative of.
    * en alerta roja = on red alert.
    * en alguna ocasión = on any one occasion.
    * en alguna parte = someplace.
    * en alguna parte de + Nombre = some way down + Nombre.
    * en algún lugar = somewhere, at some point.
    * en algún lugar (de por ahí) = somewhere out there.
    * en algún momento = somewhere along the line, sometime, at sometime, at some point, at some point in time, at one time or another.
    * en algunos casos = in some cases.
    * en algunos grupos = in some quarters.
    * en algunos grupos de la población = in some quarters.
    * en algunos sectores = in some quarters.
    * en algunos sectores de la población = in some quarters.
    * en algunos sentidos = in some respects.
    * en algunos sitios = in places.
    * en alquiler = rented.
    * en alta mar = on the open sea, offshore, on the high seas.
    * en alza = on the upswing.
    * en ambas direcciones = two-way.
    * en ambos casos = in either case, in either instance.
    * en ángulo = angled.
    * en ángulo recto = at right angles.
    * en antaño = in olden times, in olden days.
    * en antelación = anticipatory.
    * en anticipación = anticipatory.
    * en años anteriores = in prior years, in years past, in past years.
    * en apariencia = apparently, looking, seemingly, on the face of it, on the surface, ostensibly.
    * en apenas nada = in no time at all, in next to no time, in no time.
    * en apoyo a = in support of.
    * en apuros = hard-pressed, beleaguered, in deep trouble, in difficulties, if it comes to the crunch, when push comes to shove, when it comes to the crunch, when the worst comes to the worst, if the worst comes to the worst, in deep water, in hot water, in dire straits.
    * en aquel entonces = at the time, the then + Nombre, by this time, at that time, in the course of events, during the course of events, back then, in those days.
    * en aquella época = at the time, at that time, in those days.
    * en aquellas ocasiones cuando = on occasions when.
    * en aquellos casos = in those cases.
    * en aquellos casos en los que = in those cases where.
    * en aquellos tiempos = at the time, the then + Nombre, by this time, in those days.
    * en aquel momento = at the time, the then + Nombre, by this time, at that time.
    * en aras a = in the name of.
    * en aras de = in the interest(s) of.
    * en armonía = harmoniously, in harmony.
    * en armonía con = in harmony with, in harness with, in keeping with, in tune with, in sync with.
    * en ascuas = on tenterhooks.
    * en auge = in ascendancy, buoyant, booming, on the rise, at high tide.
    * en aumento = burgeoning, growing, increasing, mounting, rising, on the rise, heightening.
    * en aumento gradual = gradually quickening.
    * en Babia = absent-minded.
    * en balde = in vain, vainly, to no avail, of no avail.
    * en bandada = in full force.
    * en bandadas = in droves.
    * en base a = in terms of, on the grounds that/of, on the basis of.
    * en beneficio de = for the benefit of, to the benefit of.
    * en beneficio propio = to + Posesivo + advantage.
    * en bisel = angled.
    * en blanco = blankly, blank.
    * en blanco y negro = b&w (black and white).
    * en bloque = en bloc.
    * en boga = in vogue, in fashion, voguish.
    * en bolas = stark naked, in the nod, in the buff.
    * en breve = shortly, the long and (the) short of, soon [sooner -comp., soonest -sup.].
    * en broma = teasingly.
    * en buena compañía = in good company.
    * en buena condición = in good condition, in good shape, in good nick.
    * en buena forma = in good nick.
    * en buena parte = for the most part.
    * en buenas condiciones para navegar = seaworthy.
    * en buenas manos = in a safe place, in safekeeping.
    * en buen estado = in good condition, in good working condition, in good shape, in good nick.
    * en buen estado de funcionamiento = in good working condition.
    * en busca de quimeras = in pursuit of + windmills.
    * en búsqueda de = a quest for.
    * en cada fase = at each stage.
    * en caída = flowing.
    * en caja = boxed.
    * en caliente = in the heat of the moment, on the spur of the moment.
    * en cama = abed.
    * en cambio = by contrast, in contrast, instead, shifting, by comparison.
    * en camino = on the way.
    * en cantidad = bulk.
    * en + Cantidad + años = in + Cantidad + years' time.
    * en capilla = on tenterhooks, in suspense.
    * en carnavales = carnivalistically.
    * en carne y hueso = in the flesh.
    * en casa = in the home.
    * en casa de herrero cuchillo de palo = the cobbler's children run barefoot.
    * en casi nada = in no time at all, in next to no time, in no time.
    * en casi todos los + Nombre = in just about every + Nombre.
    * en caso de darse circunstancias ajenas a + Posesivo + control = in the event of circumstances beyond + Posesivo + control.
    * en caso de emergencia = in an emergency, in an emergency situation.
    * en caso de fuerza mayor = in the event of circumstances beyond + Posesivo + control.
    * en CD-ROM = CD-ROM-based.
    * en chirona = behind bars.
    * en ciernes = developing, budding, in the making.
    * 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.
    * en circuito cerrado = looped.
    * en círcuitos de segunda categoría = in the provinces.
    * en circuitos de segundo orden = in the provinces.
    * en circumstancias difíciles = under difficult circumstances.
    * en circunstancias misteriosas = in mysterious circumstances.
    * en circunstancias normales = in the course of events, during the course of events, under normal circumstances.
    * en circusntancias normales = in the normal run of things.
    * en coche = drive.
    * en colaboración = collaborative, cooperative [co-operative], jointly, participatory, in concert, in consort, collaboratively, synergistic, synergistically, in tandem, in a tandem fashion, in partnership.
    * en colaboración con = in concert with, in consultation with, in collaboration with, in alliance with, in conjunction with, in partnership with.
    * en colaboración con, junto con, de manera conjunta con = in partnership with.
    * en color = coloured [colored, -USA], full-colour.
    * en columnas = columnar.
    * en colusión con = in collusion with, in complicity with, in connivance with.
    * en coma = comatose.
    * en combinación con = in parallel to/with, in combination with.
    * en comisión de servicios = seconded.
    * en comparación = by comparison.
    * en comparación con = against, as compared to, set against, in comparison with, in comparison to.
    * en compensación = compensatory.
    * en complicidad con = in cahoots (with), in complicity with, in complicity with, in collusion with, in connivance with.
    * en común con = in common with.
    * en conciencia = in good conscience.
    * en conclusión = in conclusion.
    * en concordancia con = in accordance with, in accord with.
    * en concreto = in particular, to be specific.
    * en condiciones = decent.
    * en condiciones de = in the position to.
    * en condiciones de igualdad = on an equal footing, on equal terms, on an equal basis.
    * en condiciones difíciles = under difficult conditions.
    * en conexión con = in respect of.
    * en confidencia = in confidence.
    * en conflicto (con) = in conflict (with).
    * en conformidad con = in conformity with, in keeping with.
    * en conjunción con = in conjunction with, in tandem with.
    * en conjunto = altogether, on balance, bulk, all in all, overall, overall.
    * en conmemoración de = in celebration of, commemorative.
    * en connivencia = colluding.
    * en connivencia con = in collusion with, in cahoots (with), in complicity with, in connivance with.
    * en consecuencia = accordingly, consequently, hence, in consequence, as a consequence (of), it follows that, on this basis, on that basis, in doing so.
    * en consecuencia lógica = by implication.
    * en consideración = under consideration.
    * en consideración a = for the sake of, out of consideration for, out of respect for.
    * en consonacia con = in line with.
    * en consonancia con = in concert with, in keeping with, in step with, in tune with, in consonance with.
    * en constante cambio = ever-changing [ever changing], ever-fluid, on the move, fast changing [fast-changing], ever-shifting.
    * en constante expansión = ever-expanding, ever-growing.
    * en constante movimiento = on the move, on the go.
    * en construcción = under development, under construction.
    * en contacto = in communication.
    * en contacto con la realidad = in touch with + reality.
    * en contadas ocasiones = rarely, seldom, on rare occasions.
    * en contenedor = containerised [containerized, -USA].
    * en continua expansión = expanding.
    * en continuo aumento = ever-increasing.
    * en continuo cambio = constantly shifting, ever-changing [ever changing], ever-shifting.
    * en contra = counterpoint, against.
    * en contra de la guerra = antiwar [anti-war].
    * en contra de la opinión general = contrary to popular belief.
    * en contra de la raza blanca = anti-white [antiwhite].
    * en contra de la raza negra = antiblack [anti-black].
    * en contra de las circunstancias = against circumstances.
    * en contra de las instituciones = anti-establishment.
    * en contra del gobierno = anti-government.
    * en contraposición a = as opposed to, in contrast (to/with), in contradistinction to.
    * en contraste con = in contrast (to/with).
    * en contravención de = in contravention of.
    * en contubernio (con) = in cahoots (with).
    * en cooperación = cooperative [co-operative].
    * en cooperación con = in cooperation with.
    * en cooperativa = cooperatively [co-operatively].
    * en costras = caked.
    * en crisis = depressed, crisis-ridden, on the rocks.
    * en cuadernillo = in booklet form.
    * en cualquier caso = for that matter, in any event, in any case, in either case.
    * en cualquier domingo = on any given Sunday.
    * en cualquier lugar = everywhere, anywhere.
    * en cualquier momento = anytime, at any one time, at any point, at any point in time, at any time, at any moment, at any given point, at any moment in time, at any given moment, momentarily, on any given Sunday.
    * en cualquier momento en el futuro = at some stage.
    * en cualquier orden = either way round.
    * en cualquier otra circunstancia = in the normal run of things, in the normal run of events.
    * en cualquier otra parte = anywhere else, everywhere else.
    * en cualquier otra situación = in the normal run of things, in the normal run of events.
    * en cualquier otro lugar = anywhere else, everywhere else.
    * en cualquier otro momento = some other time.
    * en cualquier otro sitio = anywhere else.
    * en cualquier parte = anywhere, everywhere.
    * en cualquier sitio = everywhere, anywhere.
    * en cualquier situación = in any given situation.
    * en + Cuantificador + aspectos = in + Cuantificador + respects.
    * en + Cuantificador + sentidos = in + Cuantificador + respects.
    * en cuanto a = as to, in extent of, in regard to, in terms of, in the way of, with regard(s) to, as for, as regards, as to the matter of, in reference to, now as to, moving on to.
    * en cuanto a él = as for him.
    * en cuanto a ella = as for her.
    * en cuanto a ellos = as for them.
    * en cuanto a los hechos = factually.
    * en cuanto a mí = as for me.
    * en cuanto a nosotros = as for us.
    * en cuanto a ti = as for you.
    * en cuanto a usted = as for you.
    * en cuanto a vosotros = as for you.
    * en cuanto + nacer = at birth.
    * en cuanto que = in that.
    * en cuarto lugar = fourthly.
    * en cuatro niveles = quadraplaner.
    * en cuclicllas = in a squatting position.
    * en cuclillas = squat, in a squat position, in a crouching position.
    * en cueros = in the buff, in the nod, stark naked.
    * en cuestión = at hand, concerned, in hand, individual, at issue, of concern.
    * en cuestión de minutos = within minutes, in a matter of minutes.
    * en cuestión de segundos = within seconds, in a matter of seconds.
    * en cuestión de + Tiempo = in a matter of + Tiempo, within a matter of + Tiempo.
    * en cuestiones de = in matters of.
    * en cumplimiento con = in line with, in compliance with.
    * en cursiva = in italic type.
    * en curso = in process, underway [under way], in progress, ongoing [on-going], afoot, current, under preparation.
    * en curso de = in course of.
    * en cuyo caso = in which case.
    * en danza = on the run.
    * en decadencia = bankrupt.
    * en defensa propia = in self-defence.
    * en definitiva = in all, all in all, in the last analysis, in the final analysis, all things considered.
    * en definitiva, bien mirado, bien considerado = all things considered.
    * en demanda = in-demand.
    * en demasía = excess, to excess, excessively.
    * en desacuerdo = disapproving, at odds.
    * en desacuerdo con = at odds with.
    * en desarmonía con = out of tune with, out of keeping with.
    * en desarrollo = evolving, under development.
    * en descomposición = decaying, putrefying.
    * en desesperación = despairing, in despair.
    * en desuso = obsolete, disused.
    * en detalle = at length.
    * en deterioro = deteriorating, crumbling, decaying, dilapidated, disintegrating.
    * en determinadas ocasiones = sometimes, on particular occasions.
    * en detrimento de = to the detriment of, to + Posesivo + detriment, to the neglect of.
    * en diagonal = herringbone.
    * en días alternos = every other day.
    * en diferente grado = differing, in varying measures.
    * en diferente medida = differing, in varying measures.
    * en diferentes momentos = at various times, at different times.
    * en diferentes ocasiones = at different times, at various times.
    * en dificultades = stranded.
    * en dinero = monetised [monetized, -pl.].
    * en dirección de la proa = abaft.
    * en dirección este = eastward(s), eastbound.
    * en dirección norte = northbound.
    * en dirección oeste = westbound, westward(s).
    * en dirección sur = southward(s), southbound.
    * en disco = ondisc.
    * en disminución = dwindling, on the wane.
    * en + Distancia + a la redonda = within + Distancia.
    * en distinta medida = differing, in varying measures.
    * en distintas ocasiones = at different times, at various times, on several occasions.
    * en distinto grado = in varying measures, differing, to varying degrees.
    * en distintos formatos = multiform.
    * en distintos momentos = at different times, at various times.
    * en diversas lenguas = multilingually.
    * en diversas ocasiones = on several occasions.
    * en diverso grado = to varying extents, to varying degrees.
    * en diversos formatos = multiform.
    * en donde = where, wherein.
    * en dos años = over a two-year period.
    * en dos lenguas = bilingually.
    * en dos niveles = split-level.
    * en dos palabras = in a nutshell, in a nutshell.
    * en dos volúmenes = two-volume.
    * en duda = in doubt.
    * en edad de trabajar = working-age.
    * en efecto = to all intents and purposes, for all intents and purposes.
    * en ejercicio = incumbent, practising [practicing, -USA].
    * en el abandono = in the wilderness.
    * en el acto = ipso facto, outright, on the spot, while-you-wait [while-u-wait], at the drop of a hat.
    * en el aire = in mid-air, airborne.
    * en el ámbito de = in the realm of.
    * en el año catapún = in the dim and distant past.
    * en el año del Señor = in the year of our Lord.
    * en el año entrante = in the coming year.
    * en el año próximo = in the coming year.
    * en el año venidero = in the coming year.
    * en el área de + Lugar = Lugar + area.
    * en el asiento de atrás = in the back seat.
    * en el asiento trasero = in the back seat.
    * en el aula de clase = classroom-based.
    * en el banquillo = on the bench.
    * en el blanco de mira = in the spotlight, in the crosshairs.
    * en el camino = along the way, en route, in the process.
    * en el campo de = in the realm of, in the field of.
    * en el campus universitario = campus-based.
    * en el candelero = in the spotlight.
    * en el cargo = in the saddle, in office.
    * en el caso de = for, in association with, in the case of, in the event of, in case of, in the context of.
    * en (el) caso de que = in the event that, should, in case.
    * en el caso poco probable de que = in the unlikely case (that).
    * en el centro de = at the heart of.
    * en el cine = at the movies.
    * en el clima actual de = in the present climate of.
    * en el contexto de = in the realm of.
    * en el culo = in the bottom.
    * en el culo del mundo = in the arse of nowhere.
    * en el curso de la historia = in the course of history.
    * en el curso normal de = in the mainstream of.
    * en el curso normal de las cosas = in the normal run of things, in the normal run of events.
    * en el curso normal de las cosas, en el curso normal de los acontecimientos, = in the normal run of things.
    * en el curso normal de los acontecimientos = in the normal run of events, in the normal run of things.
    * en el desierto = in the wilderness.
    * en el detalle = in detail.
    * en el día a día = in the day to day, in the trenches.
    * en el dique seco = in dry dock, in the wilderness.
    * en el eje = at the core (of).
    * en el entorno de = in the realm of.
    * en el escenario = on stage.
    * en el escenario mundial = on the world stage.
    * en el espacio = spatially.
    * en el estricto sentido de la palabra = strictly speaking.
    * en el estudio = at study, at study.
    * en el extranjero = abroad, overseas, offshore.
    * en el extremo opuesto = at the far end.
    * en el fin de semana = over the weekend, over the weekend, at the weekend.
    * en el foco de atención = in the spotlight.
    * en el fondo = at heart, deep down, in the back of + Posesivo + mind, in the back of + Posesivo + head, at the back of + Posesivo + head, bottom line, the, in the bottom.
    * en el fondo de = at the root of.
    * en el futuro = Número + Tiempo + ahead, down the road, in future, in time(s) to come, at + future date, in (the) years to come, at some future time, in the years to come, in the years ahead, in years to come, at some future point, in the future, for future reference, for the years to come.
    * en el futuro a largo plazo = in the long-term future.
    * en el futuro cercano = in the foreseeable future.
    * en el futuro inmediato = in the offing, in the foreseeable future.
    * en el futuro lejano = further in the future.
    * en el haber de Uno = under + Posesivo + belt.
    * en el horario de trabajo = on company time.
    * en el horizonte = on the horizon.
    * en el hospital = at the bedside.
    * en el improbable caso de que = in the unlikely case (that).
    * en el instante en que + Subjuntivo = the moment + Verbo.
    * en el ínterin = in the interim, in the intervening years, in the intervening period, ad interim.
    * en el juego = at play.
    * en el lado negativo = on the debit side, on the negative side, on the downside.
    * en el lado positivo = on the credit side, on the positive side, on the plus side, on the bright side.
    * en ello = therein, thereupon [thereon].
    * en el lugar del accidente = at the scene, at the scene of the accident.
    * en el lugar de los hechos = at the scene.
    * en el mandato = in office.
    * en el mando = at the wheel.
    * en el mar = at sea.
    * en el marco de = within the ambit of, within the bounds of.
    * en el más allá = dead and gone.
    * en el mayor secreto = a veil of secrecy.
    * en el mejor de los casos = at best, at most, ideally, in the best of circumstances, the best case scenario, at the most, at the best of times, at the very best.
    * en el mejor momento de Uno = at + Posesivo + (very) best.
    * en el mismo centro (de) = plumb in the middle (of).
    * en el mismo número de años = in as many years.
    * en el mismo orden que = in sync with.
    * en el momento = on the spot.
    * en el momento actual = in this day and age, at the present time.
    * en el momento adecuado = at the right time.
    * en el momento de = at the time (that/of).
    * en el momento de escribir estas líneas = at the time of writing.
    * en el momento de la impresión = at the time of going to print.
    * en el momento en que se necesita = at the point-of-need, at the point of use, point of use.
    * en el momento en que + Subjuntivo = the moment + Verbo.
    * en el momento justo = on cue.
    * en el momento más débil de Alguien = at + Posesivo + weakest.
    * en el momento oportuno = at the right time, not a moment too soon, not a minute too soon.
    * en el momento peor de Alguien = at + Posesivo + weakest.
    * en el mundo = on the face of the earth, on the world stage.
    * en el mundo antiguo = in antiquity.
    * en el mundo entero = all over the world, worldwide [world-wide], all around the world, throughout the world, around the planet, the world over.
    * en el mundo que nos rodea = out there.
    * en el nivel básico = at grass roots level.
    * en el nivel intermedio de = in the middle range of.
    * en el nivel medio de = in the middle range of.
    * en el norte del estado = upstate.
    * en el núcleo = at the core (of).
    * en el ocaso = over the hill.
    * en el ojo del huracán = in the eye of the storm, in the eye of the hurricane.
    * en el orden del día = on the agenda.
    * en el origen (de) = in the early days (of).
    * en el otro extremo = at the other extreme.
    * en el otro extremo de la escala = at the other end of the scale, at the other end of the spectrum, at the other extreme.
    * en el país de los ciegos el tuerto es el rey = in the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king, in the country of the blind, the one-eyed man is king, in the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
    * en el país de los ciegos el tuerto es el rey = be a case of the blind leading the blind.
    * en el pasado = in the past, in past eras, at some point in the past, in years gone by, in days gone by, in former times.
    * en el pasado remoto = in the dim and distant past.
    * en el peor de los casos = at worst, in the worst of circumstances, at + Posesivo + very worst, the worst case scenario, at + Posesivo + worst, in the worst case.
    * en el período penoso de = in the throes of.
    * en el período previo a = in the run up to, during the run up to.
    * en el piso de abajo = downstairs.
    * en el piso de arriba = upstairs.
    * en el poder = in office.
    * en el primer caso = in the former case.
    * en el proceso = in the process.
    * en el propio campus universitario = campus-based.
    * en el propio cortijo = on-farm.
    * en el próximo año = in the year ahead, in the coming year.
    * en el puesto de dirección = in the hot seat.
    * en el punto álgido de = at the height of.
    * en el punto de mira = in the spotlight, in the crosshairs.
    * en el que = wherein.
    * en el que se puede buscar = searchable.
    * en el quinto coño = in the arse of nowhere.
    * en el quinto pino = in the arse of nowhere.
    * en el quirófano = under the knife.
    * en el resto = everywhere else.
    * en el resto de = elsewhere.
    * en el seguimiento de = in the pursuit of.
    * en el segundo caso = in the latter case.
    * en el seno de = within, among.
    * en el sentido de las agujas del reloj = clockwise.
    * en el sentido de que = in the sense that, along the lines that, in that.
    * en el sentido más amplio = in the broadest sense, in the widest sense.
    * en el sentido más general = in the broadest sense.
    * en el sentido que = in which.
    * en el timón = in the saddle.
    * en el trabajo = on-the-job, at work.
    * en el transcurso de = throughout the course of, throughout the course of, in the course of, during the course of, over the course of, throughout.
    * en el transcurso de algunos años = over a period of years.
    * en el transcurso de la historia = in the course of history.
    * en el transcurso de los siglos = over the course of the centuries.
    * en el transcurso normal de + Posesivo + vida(s) = in the normal course of + Posesivo + life/lives.
    * en el trasfondo de = at the root of.
    * en el último caso = in the latter case.
    * en el último minuto = last minute [last-minute], at the last minute.
    * en el último momento = at the eleventh hour, at the very last minute, at the very last moment, at the very last, at the last minute.
    * en el umbral de = on the threshold of.
    * en el vuelo = in-flight.
    * en entrante = recessed.
    * en entredicho = under challenge.
    * en episodios = episodic.
    * en época de carnaval = carnivalistically.
    * en época de feria = carnivalistically.
    * en época de paz = in peacetime, during peacetime.
    * en épocas anteriores = in former times, in past eras.
    * en épocas de = in times of.
    * en épocas de guerra = in time(s) of war.
    * en épocas de paz = in time(s) of peace.
    * en épocas de prosperidad económica = in affluent times.
    * en épocas difíciles = in times of need.
    * en épocas pasadas = in past ages.
    * en escamas = flaky.
    * en ese caso = in that case.
    * en ese mismo instante = at that very moment.
    * en ese mismo momento = at that very moment.
    * en ese momento = at that point, at this point, at that time, just then, at that point in time.
    * en esencia = in essence, essentially.
    * en ese sentido = on that score, to that effect.
    * en esos casos = in those cases.
    * en espacios cerrados = indoors.
    * en especial = especially (specially), notably, specially (especially).
    * en especie = in kind.
    * en espera = on hold.
    * en espiga = herringbone.
    * en esta coyuntura = at this juncture.
    * en estado = pregnant, in the family way.
    * en estado de abandono = decaying, dilapidated, dilapidated.
    * en estado de alerta = on alert.
    * en estado de alerta, de guardia = on standby.
    * en estado de buena esperanza = pregnant, in the family way.
    * en estado de cambio = in a state of flux.
    * en estado de descomposición = decaying.
    * en estado de deterioro = decaying, dilapidated.
    * en estado de reserva = on standby.
    * en estado de reserva, en estado de alerta, de guardia = on standby.
    * en estado de sitio = in a state of siege, under siege.
    * en estado embrionario = embryo, embryonic, in embryonic stage, in embryo, in the embryo stage.
    * en esta época del año = around this time of year.
    * en esta ocasión = on this occasion.
    * en estas circunstancias = under these circumstances.
    * en esta situación = at this juncture.
    * en este caso = in this case.
    * en este contexto = against this background.
    * en este documento = herein, herewith, hereto.
    * en este extremo = to this extent.
    * en este grado = to this extent.
    * en este mismo sentido = along the same lines.
    * en este momento = at this point, at this stage, at this juncture, at this time, at this moment in time, right now.
    * en este período = in the course of events, during the course of events.
    * en este sentido = along these lines, in this connection, in this direction, in this sense, in this vein, in this spirit, in this regard, in this effort, in that spirit, on this score, to that effect.
    * en estos casos = in these cases.
    * en estos días = today, these days.
    * en estos tiempos = in these times, in this day and age.
    * en estrecha colaboración = in close collaboration.
    * en estrecha colaboración con = hand-in-glove with.
    * en estuche = boxed.
    * en excelente estado = in tip-top condition, in tip-top form.
    * en excelentes condiciones = in tip-top condition, in tip-top form.
    * en exceso = overflow, overflowing, excessively, excess, to excess.
    * en exclusiva = exclusively.
    * en existencia = in existence.
    * en expansión = expanded.
    * en exposición = on exhibit, on show, on display.
    * en + Expresión Temporal = as of + Expresión Temporal, come + Expresión Temporal.
    * en extensión = in length.
    * en extenso = at length, in full.
    * en extremo = no end, to no end.
    * en fase terminal = terminally ill.
    * en favor de = in favour of.
    * en flor = in full blossom, in blossom.
    * en forma = fit [fitter -comp., fittest -sup.], toned.
    * en forma de = in the form of, in the shape of.
    * en forma de A = A-shaped.
    * en forma de arco = arched, bowed.
    * en forma de capa = cape-like.
    * en forma de cruz = cross-shaped.
    * en forma de cuadrado = square-shaped.
    * en forma de cuña = wedge-shaped.
    * en forma de cúpula = dome-shaped, domed.
    * en forma de D = d-shaped.
    * en forma de estrella = star-shaped [star shaped].
    * en forma de L = L-shaped.
    * en forma de libro = in book form.
    * en forma de medialuna = crescent-shaped.
    * en forma de parásito = parasitically.
    * en forma de pera = pear-shaped.
    * en forma de pirámide = pyramidal-shaped.
    * en forma de trompeta = trumpet-shaped.
    * en forma de U = U-shaped.
    * en forma de V = V-shaped.
    * en forma física = physically fit.
    * en forma física y mental = physically and mentally fit.
    * en forma ovalada = oval-shaped.
    * en forma piramidal = pyramidal-shaped.
    * en formato de libro moderno = in codex form.
    * en formato digital = digitally.
    * en formato electrónico = in electronic form.
    * en formato MARC = in MARC form.
    * en formato papel = paper-based, in hard copy.
    * en frente = ahead, in front.
    * en frente de = in front of.
    * en funcionamiento = in operation.
    * en función de = according to, as a function of, depending on/upon.
    * en general = at large, by and large, for the most part, generally, in general, in the main, on balance, on the whole, overall, all in all, broadly, as a whole, generally speaking.
    * en germinación = budding.
    * en gestación = in the making.
    * en grado mínimo = minimally.
    * en gran cantidad = prodigiously.
    * en grandes cantidades = en masse, in good number, in record numbers, in bulk.
    * en grandes números = in record numbers.
    * en gran formato = oversize, oversized.
    * en gran medida = broadly, by and large, extensively, greatly, heavily, largely, to a considerable extent, to a high degree, to a large extent, tremendously, vastly, very much, keenly, in no small way, to any great degree, in many ways, in large part, in large measure, in no small measure, to a great extent, to a large degree, to a great degree.
    * en gran número = numerously.
    * en gran parte

    * * *
    en
    1
    (refiriéndose a una ciudad, un edificio): viven en París/en una granja/en el número diez/en un hotel they live in Paris/on a farm/at number ten/in a hotel
    en el quinto piso on the sixth ( AmE) o ( BrE) fifth floor
    viven en la calle Goya they live on o ( BrE) in Goya Street
    nos quedamos en casa we stayed home ( AmE), we stayed at home ( BrE)
    métete en la cama get into bed
    lo puso en una caja he put it in a box
    metió la mano en el conducto she stuck her hand into ( o down etc) the pipe
    3 (sobre) on
    lo puso en la mesa/pared he put it on the table/wall
    se sentó en una silla/en un sillón she sat down on a chair/in an armchair
    tendrás que dormir en el suelo you'll have to sleep on the floor
    se le nota en la cara you can see it in his face
    B
    1 (expresando circunstancias, ambiente, medio) in
    vivir en armonía con la naturaleza to live in harmony with nature
    2
    de … en …: van de casa en casa/de puerta en puerta pidiendo dinero they go from house to house/from door to door asking for money
    nos tienes de sorpresa en sorpresa you're full of surprises
    C
    1 ‹un tema/una especialidad/una cualidad›
    es licenciado en filosofía he has a degree in philosophy
    es un experto en la materia he's an expert on the subject
    es muy bueno en historia he's very good at history
    supera a su hermana en inteligencia she surpasses her sister in intelligence
    2 ‹una proporción/un precio›
    ha aumentado en un diez por ciento it has gone up by ten per cent
    me lo vendió en $30 he sold it to me for $30
    las pérdidas se calcularon en $50.000 the losses were calculated at $50,000
    D
    1 ‹un estado/una manera› in
    en buenas/malas condiciones in good/bad condition
    un edificio en llamas a building in flames o on fire
    nos recibió en camisón he received us in his nightshirt
    con los músculos en tensión with (his) muscles tensed
    en posición vertical in an upright position
    2
    (con forma de): termina en punta it's pointed, it ends in o comes to a point
    colóquense en círculo get into o in a circle
    Luis Girón en el Alcalde Luis Girón as the Mayor
    pensamos ir en taxi/en coche/en barco we plan to go by taxi/by car/by boat
    ¿fueron en tren? — no, en avión did you go by train? — no, by plane o no, we flew
    fueron en bicicleta they cycled, they went on their bikes
    fuimos a dar una vuelta en coche we went for a drive o we went for a ride in the car
    E
    1
    (expresando el material): un modelo realizado en seda natural an outfit in natural silk
    ¿lo tienen en azul/(un) 38? do you have it in blue/a 38?
    una obra en tres actos a play in three acts
    ¿cuánto pesas en kilos? how much do you weigh in kilos?
    en ruso/en el código Morse in Russian/in Morse Code
    F
    (en expresiones de tiempo): en verano in (the) summer
    en mayo/1947 in May/1947
    en varias ocasiones on several occasions
    llegó justo en ese momento she arrived just at that moment, just then she arrived
    en la mañana/tarde ( esp AmL); in the morning/afternoon
    en la noche ( esp AmL); at night
    no vi a nadie en todo el día I didn't see anybody all day
    G
    no hay nada de malo en lo que hacen there's nothing wrong in what they're doing
    en + INF:
    tardó media hora en resolverlo it took her half an hour to work it out
    siempre es el último en salir he's always the last to leave
    2
    (con complementos de persona): en él ha encontrado un amigo she's found a friend in him
    problemas que se dan en las personas de edad problems which affect old people
    * * *

     

    Multiple Entries:
    en    
    en.
    en preposición
    1 ( en expresiones de lugar)
    a) (refiriéndose a ciudad, edificio):

    viven en París/en el número diez/en un hotel they live in Paris/at number ten/in a hotel;

    en el último piso on the top floor;
    está en la calle Goya it's on o (BrE) in Goya Street;
    en casa at home
    b) ( dentro de) in;


    c) ( sobre) on;


    se le nota en la cara you can see it in his face
    2 (expresando circunstancias, ambiente) in;

    3
    a) (indicando tema, especialidad):


    doctor en derecho Doctor of Law
    b) (indicando proporción, precio):


    en dólares in dollars
    4
    a) (indicando estado, manera) in;


    en llamas in flames, on fire


    colóquense en círculo get into o in a circle


    fueron en bicicleta they cycled, they went on their bikes;
    dimos una vuelta en coche we went for a ride in the car
    5


    una escultura en bronce a bronze (sculpture)

    en azul/ruso in blue/Russian

    6 ( con expresiones de tiempo):

    en varias ocasiones on several occasions;
    en la mañana/noche (esp AmL) in the morning/at night
    7


    fuí el último en salir I was the last to leave


    en preposición
    1 (lugar) in, on, at: nos encontramos en el autobús, we met on the bus
    en Barcelona/Río, in Barcelona/Rio
    en el cajón, in the drawer
    en casa/el trabajo, at home/work
    (sobre) en la mesa, on the table
    2 (tiempo) in, on, at: cae en lunes, it falls on a Monday
    en 1975, in 1975
    en ese preciso instante, at that very moment
    en un minuto, in a minute
    en primavera, in spring
    LAm en la mañana, in the morning
    3 (modo) en bata, in a dressing gown
    en francés, in French
    en serio, seriously
    4 (medio) by, in: puede venir en avión/ coche/metro/tren, she can come by air/car/tube/train
    ¿por qué no vienes en avión?, why don't you fly?
    5 (movimiento) into: entró en la habitación, he went into the room
    entró en escena, he went on stage
    6 (tema, materia) at, in
    es muy bueno en matemáticas, he's very good at maths
    experto en finanzas, expert in finances
    7 (partición, fases) in: hicimos el viaje en dos etapas, we did the journey in two stages
    8 (de... en...) entraremos de tres en tres, we shall go in three by three
    9 (con infinitivo) fue rápido en desenfundar, he was quick to pull out
    se le nota la timidez en el hablar, you can notice his shyness by the way he speaks
    'en' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    A
    - abajo
    - abarrotada
    - abarrotado
    - abasto
    - abatimiento
    - abdicar
    - abierta
    - abierto
    - abogar
    - abogada
    - abogado
    - abominar
    - abonada
    - abonado
    - abordar
    - abrir
    - abreviar
    - absoluta
    - absoluto
    - absorta
    - absorto
    - abstracta
    - abstracto
    - abstraída
    - abstraído
    - abuela
    - abundar
    - abundancia
    - abundante
    - abusar
    - acabar
    - academia
    - acariciar
    - acceder
    - acentuar
    - achantarse
    - achatamiento
    - achuchar
    - acoger
    - acomodar
    - acompañar
    - aconsejar
    - acontecer
    - acordar
    - acordarse
    - acostada
    - acostado
    - acostumbrada
    - acostumbrado
    English:
    A
    - aback
    - abdicate
    - abide
    - ablaze
    - able
    - above
    - above-board
    - abreast
    - abroad
    - abscess
    - absence
    - absent
    - absolutely
    - absorbed
    - abstract
    - abundant
    - academic
    - academy
    - accent
    - access
    - account
    - accustom
    - acknowledgement
    - acquiesce
    - acquire
    - act
    - acting
    - action
    - active
    - actually
    - add
    - add in
    - addition
    - adept
    - adequate
    - administration
    - admission
    - admit
    - advance
    - advantage
    - adventure
    - advertise
    - advertising
    - affair
    - affect
    - afford
    - afloat
    - afraid
    - after
    * * *
    EN nm (abrev de Encuentro Nacional)
    = Paraguayan political party
    * * *
    en
    prp
    1 ( dentro de) in;
    en un mes in a month;
    en junio in June;
    en casa at home;
    en el cielo in heaven
    2 ( sobre) on;
    en la mesa on the table;
    en la calle on the street, Br tb in the street
    :
    en coche/tren by car/train
    4
    :
    en inglés in English;
    póngamelo en la cuenta put it on my account;
    aumentar en un 10 % grow (by) 10%, increase (by) 10%
    * * *
    en prep
    1) : in
    en el bolsillo: in one's pocket
    en una semana: in a week
    2) : on
    en la mesa: on the table
    3) : at
    en casa: at home
    en el trabajo: at work
    en ese momento: at that moment
    * * *
    en prep
    ¿en qué calle vives? which street do you live in?
    2. (edificios, fiestas específicas) at
    3. (superficies, días concretos) on

    Spanish-English dictionary > en

  • 12 en cualquier momento

    at any moment, at any time
    * * *
    = anytime, at any one time, at any point, at any point in time, at any time, at any moment, at any given point, at any moment in time, at any given moment, momentarily, on any given Sunday
    Ex. 'Now, whenever you want to see me about anything between these get-togethers,' she resumed, 'don't hesitate to drop by anytime'.
    Ex. Any one document may be required by author, title, subject, form or other characteristics, but this one document can only be grouped according to one of these characteristics at any one time.
    Ex. A girl stroked its keys and it emitted recognizable speech; no human vocal chords entered into the procedure at any point.
    Ex. Clearly, with computer-based systems a list of the terms in the language at any point in time can normally be printed, so this would specify the indexing language.
    Ex. Each user has a password which he can change at any time = Cada usuario tiene una contraseña que puede cambiar en cualquier momento.
    Ex. In conversing with her you hadn't got to tread lightly and warily, lest at any moment you might rupture the relationship, and tumble into eternal disgrace.
    Ex. Unlike alphabetical arrangement, systematic order is not self-evident, and indeed there may be differing views as to the best order at any given point.
    Ex. The analysis explores whether individual characteristics adequately explain the labor market situation of individuals at any moment in time.
    Ex. At any given moment, several hundred titles are available in print, and dozes more are published each year = En un momento dado, hay varios cientos títulos disponibles y cada año aparecen otros tantos nuevos.
    Ex. Regular service will be resumed momentarily.
    Ex. They are the weak link in the playoffs, but they are good enough to beat any of their competitors on any given Sunday.
    * * *
    = anytime, at any one time, at any point, at any point in time, at any time, at any moment, at any given point, at any moment in time, at any given moment, momentarily, on any given Sunday

    Ex: 'Now, whenever you want to see me about anything between these get-togethers,' she resumed, 'don't hesitate to drop by anytime'.

    Ex: Any one document may be required by author, title, subject, form or other characteristics, but this one document can only be grouped according to one of these characteristics at any one time.
    Ex: A girl stroked its keys and it emitted recognizable speech; no human vocal chords entered into the procedure at any point.
    Ex: Clearly, with computer-based systems a list of the terms in the language at any point in time can normally be printed, so this would specify the indexing language.
    Ex: Each user has a password which he can change at any time = Cada usuario tiene una contraseña que puede cambiar en cualquier momento.
    Ex: In conversing with her you hadn't got to tread lightly and warily, lest at any moment you might rupture the relationship, and tumble into eternal disgrace.
    Ex: Unlike alphabetical arrangement, systematic order is not self-evident, and indeed there may be differing views as to the best order at any given point.
    Ex: The analysis explores whether individual characteristics adequately explain the labor market situation of individuals at any moment in time.
    Ex: At any given moment, several hundred titles are available in print, and dozes more are published each year = En un momento dado, hay varios cientos títulos disponibles y cada año aparecen otros tantos nuevos.
    Ex: Regular service will be resumed momentarily.
    Ex: They are the weak link in the playoffs, but they are good enough to beat any of their competitors on any given Sunday.

    Spanish-English dictionary > en cualquier momento

  • 13 hora

    f.
    media hora half an hour
    una hora y media an hour and a half
    (pagar) por horas (to pay) by the hour
    horas de luz daylight hours
    horas de oficina/trabajo office/working hours
    horas de vuelo flying time
    horas de visita visiting times
    2 time.
    ¿qué hora es? what time is it?
    ¿a qué hora sale? what time does it leave?
    dar la hora to strike the hour
    poner el reloj en hora to set one's watch o clock
    hora oficial official time
    hora de salida departure time
    es hora de irse it's time to go
    a la hora on time
    a su hora when the time comes, at the appropriate time
    a primera hora first thing in the morning
    hora de cenar dinner time
    hora de cierre closing time
    4 appointment (cita).
    pedir/dar hora to ask for/give an appointment
    tener hora en/con to have an appointment at/with
    * * *
    2 (tiempo) time
    ¿qué hora es? what time is it?
    no es hora de... this is no time to...
    3 (cita) appointment
    \
    a altas horas in the small hours
    a buena hora (oportunamente) at the right time 2 (afortunadamente) fortunately
    ¡a buenas horas! and about time too!
    a estas horas (ahora) by now 2 (indicando sorpresa) at this time (of the day)
    ¿qué haces aquí a estas horas? what are you doing here at this time?
    a la hora at the proper time, on time
    a la hora de la verdad at the moment of truth, when it comes to it
    a primera hora first thing in the morning
    a su hora at the proper time, in time
    a última hora at the last moment
    comer entre horas to eat between meals, snack
    dar hora to give an appointment
    dar la hora to strike the hour
    de última hora last-minute
    en mala hora (inoportunamente) at the wrong time 2 (desafortunadamente) unfortunately
    ir con la hora pegada al culo tabú to run around like a blue-arsed fly
    pedir hora to make an appointment
    por horas by the hour
    tener horas de vuelo figurado to be an old hand
    ¡ya era hora! and about time too!
    hora oficial standard time
    hora de cenar dinner time
    hora de comer lunch time, dinner time
    hora peninsular time in mainland Spain
    hora punta rush hour
    horas extras overtime
    horas muertas spare time
    * * *
    noun f.
    1) hour
    2) time
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=periodo de tiempo) hour

    echar horas — to put the hours in

    media hora — half an hour

    la media hora del bocadillo — half-hour break at work, tea break

    por horas — by the hour

    hora puente Arg, Uru hour off

    horas de mayor audiencia — (TV) prime time sing

    horas de oficina — business hours, office hours

    horas de vuelo — (Aer) flying time sing; (fig) (=experiencia) experience sing; (fig) (=antigüedad) seniority sing

    horas extra, horas extraordinarias — overtime sing

    horas libresfree time sing, spare time sing

    2) (=momento)
    a) [concreto] time

    ¿qué hora es? — what time is it?, what's the time?

    ¿tienes hora? — have you got the time?

    ¿a qué hora? — (at) what time?

    ¿a qué hora llega? — what time is he arriving?

    ¡la hora!, ¡es la hora! — time's up!

    llegar a la hora — to arrive on time

    a la hora de pagar... — when it comes to paying...

    a altas horas (de la madrugada) — in the small hours

    a una hora avanzadaat a late hour

    dar la hora — [reloj] to strike (the hour)

    poner el reloj en hora — to set one's watch

    no comer entre horas — not to eat between meals

    a estas horas, a estas horas ya deben de estar en París — they must be in Paris by now

    b) [oportuno]

    buena hora, es buena hora para empezar — it's a good time to start

    es hora de hacer algo — it is time to do sth

    es hora de irnos — it's time we went, it's time for us to go

    estas no son horas de llegar a casa — this is no time to get home, what sort of a time is this to get home?

    le ha llegado la hora — her time has come

    mala hora, es mala hora — it's a bad time

    en la hora de su muerteat the moment of his death

    a primera hora — first thing in the morning

    a última hora — at the last moment, at the last minute

    última hora[noticias] stop press

    la hora de la verdadthe moment of truth

    ¡ya era hora! — and about time too!

    ya es o va siendo hora de que te vayas — it is high time (that) you went, it is about time (that) you went

    ¡a buenas horas llegas! — this is a fine time for you to arrive!

    hora de comer[gen] mealtime; [a mediodía] lunchtime

    hora de entrada, la hora de entrada a la oficina — the time when we start work at the office

    hora de recreo — playtime, recess (EEUU)

    hora de salida[de tren, avión, bus] time of departure; [de carrera] starting time; [de escuela, trabajo] finishing time

    hora insular canarialocal time in the Canary Islands

    hora judicialtime when the courts start hearing cases

    hora oficial — official time, standard time

    hora peninsularlocal time in mainland Spain

    hora pico Méx rush hour

    hora punta[del tráfico] rush hour

    horas punta[de electricidad, teléfono] peak hours

    hora suprema — one's last hour, hour of death

    3) (Educ) period

    horas de clase(=horas lectivas) teaching hours; (=horas de colegio) school hours

    doy ocho horas de clase[profesor] I teach for eight hours

    4) (=cita) appointment
    5) (Rel)
    * * *

    media hora — half an hour, a half hour (AmE)

    100 kilómetros por hora — 100 kilometers per/an hour

    8.000 pesetas la hora or por hora — 8,000 pesetas an hour

    2)
    a) ( momento puntual) time

    ¿tiene hora, por favor? — have you got the time, please?

    ¿me da la hora? — can you tell me the time?

    ¿qué hora es? — what's the time?, what time is it?

    la decisión se conocerá a las 20 horas — (period) they will give their verdict at 8pm

    el ataque se inició a las 20 horas — (frml) the attack commenced at 20.00 hours (léase: twenty hundred hours) (frml)

    desde las cero horas — (period) from midnight

    ésa no da ni la hora! — I'll/you'll/he'll get nothing out of her, she's as mean as they come (colloq)

    desde que es jefa, no nos da ni la hora — now that she's been made boss, she won't even give us the time of day

    ya es hora de irnos — it's time for us to go, it's time we were going

    a altas horas de la madrugadain the early o small hours of the morning

    una noticia de última horaa late o last-minute news item

    a buena hora or a buenas horas: ¿y me lo dices ahora? a buenas horas! now you tell me!, it's a bit late to tell me now!; a buenas horas llegas this is a fine time to arrive!; a la hora de: a la hora traducirlo when it comes to translating it; a la hora de la verdad when it comes down to it; en buena hora: en buena hora compramos esta casa we bought this house at just the right time; en mala hora: en mala hora se nos ocurrió invitarla it was a really bad move inviting her; entre horas between meals; hacer hora (Chi) to kill time; llegarle a alguien su (última) hora: le llegó su (última) hora his time had come; no ver la hora de: no veo la hora de que lleguen — I'm really looking forward to them coming, I can't wait for them to come

    3) ( cita) appointment
    * * *
    = hour.
    Ex. Most host are not available twenty-four hours a day, seven days of the week.
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    * 24 horas al día = around the clock.
    * a altas horas de la noche = late at night.
    * acercarse la hora de = come up for.
    * 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.
    * aguja de las horas = hour hand.
    * 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 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 todas horas = at all hours, around the clock.
    * 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.
    * cada hora = hourly.
    * cambio de hora estacional = daylight saving time.
    * compras de última hora = last-minute shopping.
    * cuando llegó la hora de + Infinitivo = when it came to + Gerundio.
    * cuando llegue la hora = when the time comes.
    * decisión de última hora = last-minute decision.
    * dejarlo para última hora = leave + it until the last minute.
    * depósito de préstamos después de las horas de apertura = after-hours book drop.
    * de última hora = last minute [last-minute], up-to-the-minute, late breaking [late-breaking], hot off the griddle.
    * durante las horas de más calor = during the heat of the day.
    * durante las horas puntas = at peak periods.
    * durante muchas horas = for many long hours.
    * echar muchas horas al día = work + long hours.
    * en las horas clave = at busy times.
    * en las horas punta = at busy times.
    * fondo de préstamo por horas = short-loan collection.
    * hacer horas extraordinarias = work + overtime.
    * hacer horas extras = work + overtime.
    * hasta última hora = until the last minute.
    * hora de acostarse = bedtime.
    * hora de apertura = opening time.
    * hora de cierre = closing hour, closing time.
    * hora de clase = class period.
    * hora de comer = mealtime [meal time].
    * hora de comienzo = starting time, start time.
    * hora de conexión = connect hour.
    * hora de encerrarse = curfew.
    * hora de entrada = check-in time.
    * hora de Greenwich = GMT (Greenwich Mean Time).
    * hora de inicio = trigger time, start time.
    * hora de la cerveza, la = beer time.
    * hora de la comida = mealtime [meal time].
    * hora del almuerzo = lunchtime, lunch hour.
    * hora de la verdad = moment of truth.
    * hora de la verdad, la = showdown.
    * hora del cuento = story hour [storyhour], storytelling [story-telling], storytime [story time].
    * hora de llegada = arrival time.
    * hora del té = teatime.
    * hora de mayor demanda = peak time.
    * hora de reloj = clock hour.
    * hora de salida = departure time, check-out time.
    * hora de trabajo = man-hour.
    * hora de vencimiento = time due.
    * hora de volver a casa = curfew.
    * hora feliz = happy hour.
    * hora fija = set time.
    * hora hombre = man-hour.
    * hora intempestiva = unearthly time, unearthly hour.
    * hora punta = peak period, rush hour, peak hour.
    * horas activas = waking day, waking hours.
    * horas al volante = driver's hours.
    * horas de apertura = business hours.
    * horas de clase = class time, school hours.
    * horas de consulta = surgery.
    * horas de funcionamiento = operating hours.
    * horas de menos aglomeración = off-peak times.
    * horas de oficina = office hours, business hours.
    * horas de poca actividad = slack hours.
    * horas de poco movimiento = slack hours.
    * horas después de la escuela = after-school hours, after-school time.
    * horas en las que Uno está despierto = waking time.
    * hora señalada = set time.
    * horas extraordinarias = overtime.
    * horas extras = overtime.
    * horas fuera de lo normal = unsocial hours.
    * horas intespestivas = unsocial hours.
    * horas libres = released time.
    * horas no punta = off-peak times.
    * horas posteriores al mediodía = afternoon times.
    * Hora + y media = half past + Hora.
    * información de última hora = news flash.
    * las 24 horas = round the clock, around the clock.
    * las veinticuatro horas = day and night, day or night, night and day.
    * liberar horas = time off.
    * llegada la hora de la verdad = if it comes to the crunch, when the crunch comes to the crunch, if the crunch comes to the crunch.
    * llegar la hora de = time + come.
    * manecilla de las horas = hour hand.
    * media hora = half-hour.
    * mph [millas por hora] = mph [miles per hour].
    * muchas horas = long hours.
    * no se ganó Zamora en una hora = Rome wasn't built in a day.
    * noticia de última hora = hot off the press(es).
    * noticias de última hora = breaking news.
    * pagar por horas extra = pay + overtime.
    * por fin llegó la hora (de) = it's about time (that).
    * por hora = hourly.
    * por horas = on an hourly basis.
    * precipitación de última hora = last-minute rush.
    * préstamo por horas = hourly loan.
    * primeras horas de la madrugada = late night.
    * prisa de última hora = last-minute rush.
    * reservar hora = book + time.
    * ser hora de = it + be + time to/for.
    * ser hora de definirse = time to climb off the fence.
    * ser hora de irse = be time to go.
    * ser hora de marcharse = be time to go.
    * ser hora ya de que = be about time (that), be high time (that/to/for).
    * servicio las 24 horas = 24 hour(s) service.
    * ser ya hora de que = it + be + well past the time for, be high time (that/to/for).
    * trabajador por horas = time hand [time-hand].
    * trabajar a horas fuera de lo normal = work + unsocial hours.
    * trabajar a horas intespestivas = work + unsocial hours.
    * trabajar horas extraordinarias = work + overtime.
    * trabajar horas extras = work + overtime.
    * trabajar las veinticuatro horas del día = work (a)round + the clock.
    * trabajar muchas horas al día = work + long hours.
    * un + Nombre + a altas horas de la noche = a late night + Nombre.
    * un + Nombre + a primera hora de la mañana = an early morning + Nombre.
    * un + Nombre + a última hora de la mañana = a late morning + Nombre.
    * un servicio las 24 horas = a 24-hour service.
    * veinticuatro horas al día, siete días a la semana, 365 días al año = 24/7, 24/7/365.
    * ya era hora = not a moment too soon, not a minute too soon.
    * ya es hora (de que) = it's about time (that).
    * ya ir siendo hora de que = be high time (that/to/for), be about time (that).
    * ya ser hora de que = be high time (that/to/for).
    * * *

    media hora — half an hour, a half hour (AmE)

    100 kilómetros por hora — 100 kilometers per/an hour

    8.000 pesetas la hora or por hora — 8,000 pesetas an hour

    2)
    a) ( momento puntual) time

    ¿tiene hora, por favor? — have you got the time, please?

    ¿me da la hora? — can you tell me the time?

    ¿qué hora es? — what's the time?, what time is it?

    la decisión se conocerá a las 20 horas — (period) they will give their verdict at 8pm

    el ataque se inició a las 20 horas — (frml) the attack commenced at 20.00 hours (léase: twenty hundred hours) (frml)

    desde las cero horas — (period) from midnight

    ésa no da ni la hora! — I'll/you'll/he'll get nothing out of her, she's as mean as they come (colloq)

    desde que es jefa, no nos da ni la hora — now that she's been made boss, she won't even give us the time of day

    ya es hora de irnos — it's time for us to go, it's time we were going

    a altas horas de la madrugadain the early o small hours of the morning

    una noticia de última horaa late o last-minute news item

    a buena hora or a buenas horas: ¿y me lo dices ahora? a buenas horas! now you tell me!, it's a bit late to tell me now!; a buenas horas llegas this is a fine time to arrive!; a la hora de: a la hora traducirlo when it comes to translating it; a la hora de la verdad when it comes down to it; en buena hora: en buena hora compramos esta casa we bought this house at just the right time; en mala hora: en mala hora se nos ocurrió invitarla it was a really bad move inviting her; entre horas between meals; hacer hora (Chi) to kill time; llegarle a alguien su (última) hora: le llegó su (última) hora his time had come; no ver la hora de: no veo la hora de que lleguen — I'm really looking forward to them coming, I can't wait for them to come

    3) ( cita) appointment
    * * *
    = hour.

    Ex: Most host are not available twenty-four hours a day, seven days of the week.

    * 24 horas al día = around the clock.
    * a altas horas de la noche = late at night.
    * acercarse la hora de = come up for.
    * 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.
    * aguja de las horas = hour hand.
    * 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 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 todas horas = at all hours, around the clock.
    * 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.
    * cada hora = hourly.
    * cambio de hora estacional = daylight saving time.
    * compras de última hora = last-minute shopping.
    * cuando llegó la hora de + Infinitivo = when it came to + Gerundio.
    * cuando llegue la hora = when the time comes.
    * decisión de última hora = last-minute decision.
    * dejarlo para última hora = leave + it until the last minute.
    * depósito de préstamos después de las horas de apertura = after-hours book drop.
    * de última hora = last minute [last-minute], up-to-the-minute, late breaking [late-breaking], hot off the griddle.
    * durante las horas de más calor = during the heat of the day.
    * durante las horas puntas = at peak periods.
    * durante muchas horas = for many long hours.
    * echar muchas horas al día = work + long hours.
    * en las horas clave = at busy times.
    * en las horas punta = at busy times.
    * fondo de préstamo por horas = short-loan collection.
    * hacer horas extraordinarias = work + overtime.
    * hacer horas extras = work + overtime.
    * hasta última hora = until the last minute.
    * hora de acostarse = bedtime.
    * hora de apertura = opening time.
    * hora de cierre = closing hour, closing time.
    * hora de clase = class period.
    * hora de comer = mealtime [meal time].
    * hora de comienzo = starting time, start time.
    * hora de conexión = connect hour.
    * hora de encerrarse = curfew.
    * hora de entrada = check-in time.
    * hora de Greenwich = GMT (Greenwich Mean Time).
    * hora de inicio = trigger time, start time.
    * hora de la cerveza, la = beer time.
    * hora de la comida = mealtime [meal time].
    * hora del almuerzo = lunchtime, lunch hour.
    * hora de la verdad = moment of truth.
    * hora de la verdad, la = showdown.
    * hora del cuento = story hour [storyhour], storytelling [story-telling], storytime [story time].
    * hora de llegada = arrival time.
    * hora del té = teatime.
    * hora de mayor demanda = peak time.
    * hora de reloj = clock hour.
    * hora de salida = departure time, check-out time.
    * hora de trabajo = man-hour.
    * hora de vencimiento = time due.
    * hora de volver a casa = curfew.
    * hora feliz = happy hour.
    * hora fija = set time.
    * hora hombre = man-hour.
    * hora intempestiva = unearthly time, unearthly hour.
    * hora punta = peak period, rush hour, peak hour.
    * horas activas = waking day, waking hours.
    * horas al volante = driver's hours.
    * horas de apertura = business hours.
    * horas de clase = class time, school hours.
    * horas de consulta = surgery.
    * horas de funcionamiento = operating hours.
    * horas de menos aglomeración = off-peak times.
    * horas de oficina = office hours, business hours.
    * horas de poca actividad = slack hours.
    * horas de poco movimiento = slack hours.
    * horas después de la escuela = after-school hours, after-school time.
    * horas en las que Uno está despierto = waking time.
    * hora señalada = set time.
    * horas extraordinarias = overtime.
    * horas extras = overtime.
    * horas fuera de lo normal = unsocial hours.
    * horas intespestivas = unsocial hours.
    * horas libres = released time.
    * horas no punta = off-peak times.
    * horas posteriores al mediodía = afternoon times.
    * Hora + y media = half past + Hora.
    * información de última hora = news flash.
    * las 24 horas = round the clock, around the clock.
    * las veinticuatro horas = day and night, day or night, night and day.
    * liberar horas = time off.
    * llegada la hora de la verdad = if it comes to the crunch, when the crunch comes to the crunch, if the crunch comes to the crunch.
    * llegar la hora de = time + come.
    * manecilla de las horas = hour hand.
    * media hora = half-hour.
    * mph [millas por hora] = mph [miles per hour].
    * muchas horas = long hours.
    * no se ganó Zamora en una hora = Rome wasn't built in a day.
    * noticia de última hora = hot off the press(es).
    * noticias de última hora = breaking news.
    * pagar por horas extra = pay + overtime.
    * por fin llegó la hora (de) = it's about time (that).
    * por hora = hourly.
    * por horas = on an hourly basis.
    * precipitación de última hora = last-minute rush.
    * préstamo por horas = hourly loan.
    * primeras horas de la madrugada = late night.
    * prisa de última hora = last-minute rush.
    * reservar hora = book + time.
    * ser hora de = it + be + time to/for.
    * ser hora de definirse = time to climb off the fence.
    * ser hora de irse = be time to go.
    * ser hora de marcharse = be time to go.
    * ser hora ya de que = be about time (that), be high time (that/to/for).
    * servicio las 24 horas = 24 hour(s) service.
    * ser ya hora de que = it + be + well past the time for, be high time (that/to/for).
    * trabajador por horas = time hand [time-hand].
    * trabajar a horas fuera de lo normal = work + unsocial hours.
    * trabajar a horas intespestivas = work + unsocial hours.
    * trabajar horas extraordinarias = work + overtime.
    * trabajar horas extras = work + overtime.
    * trabajar las veinticuatro horas del día = work (a)round + the clock.
    * trabajar muchas horas al día = work + long hours.
    * un + Nombre + a altas horas de la noche = a late night + Nombre.
    * un + Nombre + a primera hora de la mañana = an early morning + Nombre.
    * un + Nombre + a última hora de la mañana = a late morning + Nombre.
    * un servicio las 24 horas = a 24-hour service.
    * veinticuatro horas al día, siete días a la semana, 365 días al año = 24/7, 24/7/365.
    * ya era hora = not a moment too soon, not a minute too soon.
    * ya es hora (de que) = it's about time (that).
    * ya ir siendo hora de que = be high time (that/to/for), be about time (that).
    * ya ser hora de que = be high time (that/to/for).

    * * *
    hace una hora escasa/larga que se fue he left just under/over an hour ago, he left barely an hour ago/a good hour ago
    el examen dura (una) hora y media the exam is an hour and a half long
    media hora half an hour
    en un cuarto de hora in a quarter of an hour
    nos pasamos horas y horas hablando we talked for hours and hours o for hours on end
    llevo horas esperándote I've been waiting hours (for you)
    semana laboral de 40 horas 40-hour working week
    circulaba a (una velocidad de) 100 kilómetros por hora it was traveling at 100 kilometers per hour o an hour
    trabajar/cobrar por horas to work/be paid by the hour
    cobra 50 euros la horaor por hora she charges 50 euros an hour
    [ S ] horas de atención al público de ocho a una open to the public from eight to one
    se pasa horas enteras leyendo she reads for hours on end
    no le gusta trabajar fuera de horas he doesn't like working outside normal work ( o office etc) hours
    pasarse las horas muertas to while away one's time
    tener las horas contadas to be living on borrowed time
    Compuestos:
    departure time
    happy hour
    free period
    ( Chi) rush hour
    ( AmL) rush hour
    hora puente or sandwich
    ( RPl) free period
    ( Esp) rush hour
    weak moment
    off-peak time
    fpl doctor's office hours ( AmE), surgery hours ( BrE)
    fpl office hours (pl)
    fpl working hours (pl)
    fpl visiting hours o times (pl)
    fpl flying time
    horas extra(s) or extraordinarias
    fpl overtime
    trabajé dos horas extra(s) or extraordinarias I worked o did two hours overtime
    fpl free o spare time
    B
    ¿tiene hora, por favor? have you got the time, please?
    ¿me da la hora? can you tell me the time?
    ¿qué hora es? what's the time?, what time is it?
    pon el reloj en hora put the clock right, set the clock (to the right time)
    las ocho es una buena hora eight o'clock is a good time
    ¿a qué hora te viene bien salir? what time would it suit you to leave?
    ¿nos podemos ir? — todavía no es la hora can we go? — it's not time yet
    las clases siempre empiezan a la hora en punto the classes always start exactly o ( colloq) bang on time
    los trenes nunca llegan a la or a su horaor ( RPl) en hora the trains never arrive on time
    el avión llegó antes de su hora the plane arrived ahead of schedule o earlier than scheduled o early
    la decisión se conocerá a las 20 horas de hoy ( period); they will give their verdict at 8pm today
    el ataque se inició a las 20 horas ( frml); the attack commenced at 20:00 hours (léase: twenty hundred hours) ( frml)
    se ha convocado una huelga desde las cero horas ( period); a strike has been called from midnight
    dar la hora ( Chi fam) (en el vestir, comportamiento) to look ( o be etc) out of place; (al hablar) to say things that are out of place, say things that have nothing to do with the conversation
    no dar ni la hora ( fam): ¡ésa no da ni la hora! I'll/you'll/he'll get nothing out of her, she's as mean as they come ( colloq)
    que se olvide de ese muchacho, si no le da ni la hora she should forget about him, he's not the least bit interested in her o he doesn't even look at her
    desde que la nombraron jefa, no nos da ni la hora now that she's been made boss, she doesn't even give us the time of day
    ya es hora de irse a la cama it's bedtime o time for bed
    llámame a la hora de almorzar call me at lunchtime
    ya es hora de irnos it's time for us to go, it's time we were going
    hay que estar pendiente de él a todas horas you have to keep an eye on him the whole time
    el niño tiene que comer a su(s) hora(s) the baby has to have its meals at regular times
    ¡ya era hora de que llamases! it was about time you called
    ya va siendo hora de que empieces a trabajar it's about time you got a job
    es hora de que vayas pensando en tu futuro it's high time you started thinking about your future
    a altas horas de la madrugada in the early o small hours of the morning
    te llamaré a primera hora de la mañana I'll call you first thing in the morning
    a última hora decidimos no ir at the last moment we decided not to go
    una notica de última hora a late o last-minute news item
    última hora: terremoto en Santiago stop press: earthquake in Santiago
    a estas horas deben estar llegando a Roma they must be arriving in Rome about now
    normalmente a estas horas ya hemos cenado we've usually finished dinner by this time
    éstas no son horas de llamar this is no time to call people up
    ¿qué horas son éstas de llegar? what time do you call this, then?, what sort of time is this to come home?
    ¿qué haces levantado a estas horas? what are you doing up at this time?
    no puedo tomar café a estas horas porque me desvela I can't drink coffee so late in the day because it keeps me awake
    maldita sea la hora en que se le ocurrió volver I curse the day he decided to come back
    a buena horaor a buenas horas: ¿llamó ayer y me lo dices ahora? ¡a buenas horas! she phoned yesterday? now you tell me! o it's a bit late to tell me now!
    a buenas horas llegas this is a fine time to arrive!
    a la hora de: no están de acuerdo con él, pero a la hora de hablar nadie dice nada they don't agree with him, but when it comes to it, nobody dares say anything
    seguro que se encuentran con problemas a la hora de traducir esto you can be sure they'll have problems when it comes to translating this
    a la hora de la verdad when it comes down to it
    a la hora de la verdad nunca hacen nada when it comes down to it o when it comes to the crunch, they never do anything
    en buena hora: en buena hora decidimos comprar esta casa we decided to buy this house at just the right time
    en mala hora: en mala hora se nos ocurrió meternos en este lío it was a really bad move getting ourselves involved in this mess
    entre horas between meals
    no deberías comer entre horas you shouldn't eat between meals
    hacer hora ( Chi); to kill time
    llegarle a algn su (última) hora: sabía que le había llegado su (última) hora he knew his time had come
    no ver or ( Chi) hallar la hora de: no veo la hora de que lleguen las vacaciones I'm really looking forward to the start of the vacation
    no veía la hora de que se fuera she couldn't wait for him to go
    no veo la hora de salir de aquí I can't wait to get out of here
    Compuestos:
    astronomical o solar time
    zero hour
    (de un periódico) news deadline; (de una emisión) closedown
    time of arrival
    hora de Europa Central/Oriental
    Central/Eastern European time
    hora H
    zero hour
    ( fam):
    quedamos a las siete, pero a las siete hora inglesa, ¿eh? so, seven o'clock it is, but seven on the dot o seven o'clock sharp, OK?
    local time
    standard time
    astronomical o solar time
    C (cita) appointment
    el médico me ha dado hora para mañana the doctor's given me an appointment for tomorrow, I've got an appointment with the doctor tomorrow
    ¿hay que pedir hora para ver al especialista? do I have to make an appointment to see the specialist?
    tengo hora con el dentista a las cuatro I have a dental appointment at four
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    Multiple Entries:
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    hora
    h. (
    hora) hr

    hora sustantivo femenino
    1 ( período de tiempo) hour;

    las horas de mayor afluencia the busiest time;
    cobrar por horas to be paid by the hour;
    45 euros por hora 45 euros an hour;
    hora libre free period;
    hora pico (AmL) or (Esp) punta rush hour;
    horas extra(s) or extraordinaria(s) overtime
    2

    ¿tiene hora, por favor? have you got the time, please?;

    ¿qué hora es? what's the time?, what time is it?;
    pon el reloj en hora put the clock right;
    todavía no es la hora it's not time yet;
    nunca llegan a la hora they never arrive on time;
    el avión llegó antes de (su) hora the plane arrived early

    es hora de irse a la cama it's bedtime o time for bed;

    a la hora de almorzar at lunchtime;
    ya es hora de irnos it's time for us to go;
    ¡ya era hora de que llamases! it's about time you called;
    a primera hora de la mañana first thing in the morning;
    a última hora at the last moment;
    a la hora de: a la hora de traducirlo when it comes to translating it;
    a la hora de la verdad when it comes down to it;
    entre horas between meals;
    hacer hora (Chi) to kill time
    3 ( cita) appointment;

    hora sustantivo femenino
    1 (60 minutos) hour: te veo dentro de media hora, I'll see you in half an hour
    volvimos a altas horas de la madrugada, we came back in the small hours
    me pagan por horas, they pay me by the hour
    horas extras, overtime
    2 (momento) time: ¿qué hora es?, what's the time?
    es hora de irse a la cama, it's bedtime
    3 (cita) appointment: pedir hora con el dentista, to ask for an appointment with the dentist
    ♦ Locuciones: familiar a buenas horas (mangas verdes), too late, a bit late: ¡a buenas horas me traes la caja de grapas!, isn't it a bit late to bring me the box of staples?
    a la hora de la verdad, when it comes down to the nitty gritty
    tener muchas horas de vuelo, to have been around: ¡ a ése no le engañas, tiene muchas horas de vuelo!, you won't fool him, he's been around!
    ' hora' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    A
    - adelantar
    - alargarse
    - amanecer
    - apenas
    - atusarse
    - bendita
    - bendito
    - cerca
    - cola
    - concretar
    - condicionamiento
    - cosa
    - cuarta
    - cuarto
    - dar
    - decisión
    - dedicar
    - esperar
    - fijar
    - indecente
    - informal
    - llegar
    - marcar
    - media
    - medio
    - metralla
    - pasar
    - por
    - punta
    - retrasar
    - retrasarse
    - sacar
    - sala
    - señorita
    - tarde
    - última
    - último
    - una
    - uno
    - usted
    - ustedes
    - ver
    - Y
    - ya
    - a
    - abrir
    - acercar
    - atraso
    - bueno
    English:
    A
    - about
    - appoint
    - appointment
    - arrange
    - at
    - bang
    - barbecue
    - be
    - bedtime
    - before
    - black out
    - board
    - celebration
    - character
    - check-in
    - checkout
    - chicken out
    - chip
    - clock off
    - clock out
    - closing time
    - concurrent
    - convenient
    - creep
    - crunch
    - definite
    - do
    - dress
    - early
    - exact
    - feed
    - feeding
    - fix
    - flabby
    - GMT
    - good
    - Greenwich Mean Time
    - half
    - half-an-hour
    - half-hourly
    - hesitant
    - high
    - hour
    - hourly
    - hr
    - initiative
    - instrumental
    - interrogate
    - interval
    * * *
    hora nf
    1. [del día] hour;
    una hora y media an hour and a half;
    se marchó hace una hora y media she left an hour and a half ago;
    media hora half an hour;
    a primera hora first thing in the morning;
    a altas horas de la noche in the small hours;
    (pagar) por horas (to pay) by the hour;
    cobra 80 euros por hora she charges 80 euros an hour;
    el tren circulaba a 100 kilómetros por hora the train was travelling at 100 kilometres an hour;
    comer entre horas to eat between meals;
    se pasa las horas jugando he spends his time playing;
    el enfermo tiene las horas contadas the patient hasn't got long to live;
    se rumorea que el ministro tiene las horas contadas it is rumoured that the minister's days are numbered;
    a última hora [al final del día] at the end of the day;
    [en el último momento] at the last moment;
    hasta última hora no nos dimos cuenta del error we didn't notice the mistake until the last moment;
    órdenes/preparativos de última hora last-minute orders/preparations;
    y nos llega una noticia de última hora [en telediario] and here's some news just in;
    última hora: atentado en Madrid [titular] Br stop press o US late breaking news: terrorist attack in Madrid
    horas extra(s), horas extraordinarias [trabajo] overtime; [paga] overtime pay;
    hacer horas extra(s) to do o work overtime;
    cobrar horas extras to earn o get paid overtime;
    horas libres free time;
    tengo una hora libre entre latín y griego I've got an hour free between my Latin and Greek;
    horas de oficina office hours;
    RP hora puente = free period between classes;
    hora de salida departure time;
    RP hora sándwich = free period between classes;
    horas de trabajo working hours;
    horas de visita visiting hours;
    horas de vuelo flying hours;
    Fig
    tiene muchas horas de vuelo he's an old hand
    2. [momento determinado] time;
    ¿qué hora es?, Am [m5]¿qué horas son? what time is it?;
    ¿tiene hora, por favor? have you got the time, please?;
    ¿a qué hora sale? what time o when does it leave?;
    el desfile comenzará a las 14 horas the procession will begin at 14.00 hours o at 2 p.m.;
    a esa hora no me va bien that's not a good time for me;
    es hora de irse it's time to go;
    es hora de cenar it's time for dinner;
    ha llegado la hora de marcharnos the time has come for us to leave;
    el equipo pasa por horas bajas the team's going through a bad spell o Br patch;
    a estas horas deben estar aterrizando en Managua they should be landing in Managua around now;
    estaré ahí a la hora I'll be there on time, I'll be punctual;
    hay que tener cuidado a la hora de aplicar la pintura care should be taken when applying the paint;
    a la hora de cenar at dinnertime;
    a la hora de ir de vacaciones, prefiero la playa when it comes to holidays, I prefer the seaside;
    a su hora when the time comes, at the appropriate time;
    el vuelo no llegó a su o RP [m5] en hora the flight didn't arrive on time;
    a todas horas [constantemente] all the time;
    el tren llegó antes de hora the train arrived early;
    cada hora hourly;
    dar la hora [reloj] to strike the hour;
    me dio la hora she told me the time;
    poner el reloj en hora to set one's watch o clock;
    ¡ya era hora! and about time too!;
    ya es o [m5] ya iba siendo hora de que te fueses a casa it's about time you went home;
    Fam
    ¡a buenas horas! that's a lot of good now!;
    ¡a buenas horas me avisas! now's a fine time to tell me!;
    Fam Hum
    ¡a buenas horas mangas verdes! that's a fat lot of good now!;
    Fam
    no dar ni la hora: ese tío no te dará ni la hora that guy's as stingy o tight as they come;
    Esp, Andes, Carib, RP
    la hora de la verdad, CAm, Méx [m5] la hora de la hora the moment of truth;
    Esp, Andes, Carib, RP
    a la hora de la verdad, CAm, Méx [m5] a la hora de la hora when it comes to the crunch;
    en mala hora le conté el secreto I wish I'd never told him the secret;
    en mala hora salimos de excursión we couldn't have chosen a worse time to go on a trip;
    no veo la hora de hacerlo I can't wait to do it
    la hora del bocadillo [en fábrica] = break for refreshment during morning's work, Br ≈ morning tea break;
    hora cero zero hour;
    la hora de cerrar o de cierre closing time;
    hora de Greenwich Greenwich Mean Time, GMT;
    hora H zero hour;
    hora legal standard time;
    hora local local time;
    hora muerta free hour;
    Educ free period;
    hora oficial official time;
    Esp hora peninsular = local time in mainland Spain as opposed to the Canaries, which are an hour behind; Am hora pico [de mucho tráfico] rush hour; [de agua, electricidad] peak times; Esp hora punta [de mucho tráfico] rush hour; [de agua, electricidad] peak times;
    hora del té teatime;
    hora valle off-peak times
    3. [cita] appointment;
    pedir/dar hora to make/give an appointment;
    tengo hora en la peluquería I've got an appointment at the hairdresser's;
    tengo hora con el dentista I've got a dental appointment
    4. [muerte]
    llegó su hora her time has come
    5. Rel
    horas [libro] book of hours;
    horas canónicas canonical hours
    HORA INGLESA
    In much of Latin America, punctuality is not given the same importance as in the UK or USA. In an ironic recognition of this cultural difference, some people will specify hora inglesa (literally “English time”) when they mean “punctually” or “on the dot”.
    * * *
    f
    1 hour;
    hora y media an hour and a half;
    horas muertas hour after hour
    :
    a todas horas all the time;
    a última hora at the last minute;
    a última hora de la tarde late in the afternoon;
    a altas horas de la madrugada in the (wee) small hours, in the early hours of the morning;
    a primera hora de la tarde first thing in the afternoon;
    ¡ya era hora! about time too!;
    ya es hora de que te pongas a estudiar it’s time you started studying;
    comer entre horas eat between meals;
    tocado su hora his time has come;
    a la hora de … fig when it comes to …
    3 ( cita)
    :
    pedir hora make an appointment;
    tengo hora con el dentista I have an appointment with the dentist
    :
    dar la hora de reloj strike (the hour);
    ¿tiene hora? do you have the time?, have you got the time?;
    ¿qué hora es? what time is it?;
    llegó a la hora he arrived on time
    * * *
    hora nf
    1) : hour
    media hora: half an hour
    a la última hora: at the last minute
    a la hora en punto: on the dot
    horas de oficina: office hours
    2) : time
    ¿qué hora es?: what time is it?
    3) cita: appointment
    * * *
    hora n
    1. (60 minutos) hour
    2. (momento) time
    ¿qué hora es? what time is it?
    ¿tienes hora? have you got the time?
    ¿a qué hora te levantas? what time do you get up?
    3. (cita) appointment
    es hora de que... it's time...
    ¡ya era hora! about time too!

    Spanish-English dictionary > hora

  • 14 las veinticuatro horas

    = day and night, day or night, night and day
    Ex. As those seeking information expect rapid service, day and night, publishers must be innovative and adapt to the challenges ahead.
    Ex. Internet offers significant opportunities for teaching interactive research strategies at anytime, day or night.
    Ex. And they worked night and day to make their dream come true.
    * * *
    = day and night, day or night, night and day

    Ex: As those seeking information expect rapid service, day and night, publishers must be innovative and adapt to the challenges ahead.

    Ex: Internet offers significant opportunities for teaching interactive research strategies at anytime, day or night.
    Ex: And they worked night and day to make their dream come true.

    Spanish-English dictionary > las veinticuatro horas

  • 15 momento

    m.
    1 moment (instante).
    a cada momento all the time
    al momento straightaway
    de un momento a otro any minute now
    de momento, por el momento for the time being o moment
    dentro de un momento in a moment o minute
    desde el momento (en) que… from the moment that…; (tiempo) seeing as… (causa)
    por momentos by the minute
    en todo momento at all times
    2 time.
    llegó un momento en que… there came a time when…
    has venido en buen/mal momento you've come at a good/bad time
    3 momentum, impulse.
    * * *
    1 moment
    ¡espera un momento! hang on a moment!
    2 (período) time
    3 (oportunidad) time, moment
    \
    a cada momento every second, all the time
    al momento immediately
    de momento for the moment
    de un momento a otro any minute now
    del momento (en el pasado) of the time, of that time 2 (de ahora) current, present-day
    desde el momento en que... (en cuanto) from the moment..., as soon as...
    desde el momento en que te vi... from the moment I saw you...
    en cualquier momento at any moment, at any time
    en este momento at the moment
    por el momento for the time being
    por momentos by the minute
    * * *
    noun m.
    2) time
    * * *
    SM
    1) (=instante) moment

    -¡Juan, ven aquí! -¡un momento! — "come here, Juan" - "just a minute o moment!"

    llegará en breves momentos — she'll be here shortly

    en este momento — at the moment, right now

    no dejó de apoyarme en ningún momento — she never stopped supporting me for a moment

    en un primer momento — at first

    estuvo a mi lado en todo momento — he was at my side the whole time

    en un momento — in next to no time

    2) (=rato)
    3) (=época) time

    del momento, la música más representativa del momento — the music which is most representative of current trends

    4) (=coyuntura)

    ha llegado el momento de hacer algo — the time has come to do sth

    en el momento oportunoat the right time

    ser buen/mal momento para hacer algo — to be a good/bad time to do sth

    todo se hará en su momento — we'll do everything in good time o when the time comes

    5) [otras locuciones]

    al momento — at once

    a cada momento se despertaba y pedía agua — she kept waking up and asking for water, she was constantly waking up and asking for water

    en cualquier momento — any time now

    en un momento dado, en un momento dado, conseguí sujetarlo del brazo — at one stage I managed to grab hold of his arm

    en un momento dado, yo mismo puedo echarte una mano — I could give you a hand some time, if necessary

    de momento — for the moment

    de momento no lo reconocí, pero luego recordé su cara — at first I didn't recognize him, but then I remembered his face

    desde el momento en que, los impuestos, desde el momento en que son obligatorios, son una extorsión — since taxes are compulsory, they amount to extortion

    en el momento — straight away

    de un momento a otroany minute now

    en el momento menos pensadowhen least expected

    por momentos — by the minute

    por el momento — for the time being, for now

    6) (Mec) momentum, moment
    * * *
    1)
    a) ( instante puntual) moment
    b) ( lapso breve) minute, moment

    un momentito! — ( por teléfono) just a moment, just a minute

    c) (época, período) time, period
    d) ( ocasión) time

    llegas en buen/mal momento — you've arrived at the right time/at a bad time

    en ningún momento — never, at no time

    e) ( tiempo presente) moment

    de momento: de momento se siente bien she feels all right at the moment; de momento se va a quedar en mi casa she's going to stay with me for the time being; dejemos este asunto de momento let's forget this matter for the moment; desde el momento que (CS) since, as, seeing as (colloq); de un momento al otro: están por llegar de un momento al otro they'll be arriving any minute now; cambia de opinión de un momento al otro she changes her mind from one minute to the next; en cualquier momento: puedes llamar en cualquier momento you can call at any time; pueden llegar en cualquier momento they could arrive any time now o at any moment; en el momento immediately; en el momento menos pensado when they/you/we least expect it; en un momento dado at a given moment; si en un momento dado tu quisieras... if at any o some time you should want to...; por el momento for the time being; por momentos: el frío aumenta por momentos it's getting colder by the minute; su estado empeoraba por momentos — her condition was deteriorating from one minute to the next

    3) (Fís, Mec) momentum
    * * *
    = instant in time, point, time, moment.
    Ex. This should suffice to guarantee the integrity of the catalog at any given instant in time.
    Ex. The online catalog will then contain information about periodical issues from that point.
    Ex. Because reorganisation allows the optimization of update and searching procedures, it moves the maintenance to a time when it does not affect the operation of the system.
    Ex. There were moments when he could be almost affectionate, moments when his thoughts did not seem to be turned inward upon his own anxious solicitudes.
    ----
    * alcanzar el momento cumbre = reach + summit.
    * alcanzar + Posesivo + mejor momento = peak.
    * alcanzar + Posesivo + mejor momento demasiado pronto = peak + too early.
    * al momento = while-you-wait [while-u-wait].
    * a partir de ese momento = from that moment on.
    * a partir de este momento = hereinafter.
    * aprovechar el momento = catch + the moment.
    * atravesando momentos difíciles = beleaguered.
    * a último momento = last minute [last-minute].
    * capturar el momento = catch + the moment.
    * del momento = of the time(s).
    * desde aquel momento = ever after.
    * desde el primer momento = from the word go, from the word get-go.
    * desde ese momento = from that point, ever after.
    * detenerse por un momento = pause.
    * de último momento = last minute [last-minute].
    * de un momento a otro = momentarily, at any moment.
    * el mejor momento de todos = the time of all times.
    * el momento preciso = the point in time at which.
    * el + Nombre + correcto al + Nombre + adecuado en el momento oportuno = the right + Nombre + to the right + Nombre + at the right time.
    * el sitio adecuado en el momento adecuado = the right place at the right time.
    * en algún momento = somewhere along the line, sometime, at sometime, at some point, at some point in time, at one time or another.
    * en aquel momento = at the time, the then + Nombre, by this time, at that time.
    * en cualquier momento = anytime, at any one time, at any point, at any point in time, at any time, at any moment, at any given point, at any moment in time, at any given moment, momentarily.
    * en cualquier momento en el futuro = at some stage.
    * en cualquier otro momento = some other time.
    * en diferentes momentos = at various times, at different times.
    * en distintos momentos = at different times, at various times.
    * en el mejor momento de Uno = at + Posesivo + (very) best.
    * en el momento = on the spot.
    * en el momento actual = in this day and age, at the present time.
    * en el momento adecuado = at the right time.
    * en el momento de = at the time (that/of).
    * en el momento de escribir estas líneas = at the time of writing.
    * en el momento de la impresión = at the time of going to print.
    * en el momento en que se necesita = at the point-of-need, at the point of use, point of use.
    * en el momento en que + Subjuntivo = the moment + Verbo.
    * en el momento justo = on cue.
    * en el momento más débil de Alguien = at + Posesivo + weakest.
    * en el momento oportuno = at the right time, not a moment too soon, not a minute too soon.
    * en el momento peor de Alguien = at + Posesivo + weakest.
    * en el último momento = at the eleventh hour, at the very last minute, at the very last moment, at the very last, at the last minute.
    * en ese mismo momento = at that very moment.
    * en ese momento = at that point, at this point, at that time, just then, at that point in time.
    * en este momento = at this point, at this stage, at this juncture, at this time, at this moment in time, right now.
    * en ningún momento = at no time, anywhere along the line.
    * en otro momento = some other time.
    * en qué momento = at what point.
    * en su debido momento = in due time.
    * en su mejor momento = at + Posesivo + peak.
    * en su momento = in timely fashion.
    * en su momento álgido = at + Posesivo + peak.
    * en todo momento = at all times, at every instant, every step of the way, throughout, at every turn, day in and day out, at all hours, time after time.
    * en un determinado momento = at one point.
    * en un momento = in a time, in a flash.
    * en un momento concreto = at a particular point in time, at a particular point in time.
    * en un momento dado = at a given point in time, at any one time, at any given point, at one particular time, at any given time, at any given moment, at a given moment in time, at a given moment.
    * en un momento de = at a time of, at one stage of.
    * en un momento de apuro = if it comes to the crunch.
    * en un momento de apuros = when push comes to shove, when it comes to the crunch, when the worst comes to the worst, if the worst comes to the worst.
    * en un momento de cabreo = in the heat of the moment.
    * en un momento de enfado = in the heat of the moment.
    * en un momento de enojo = in the heat of the moment.
    * en un momento determinado = on any one occasion.
    * en un momento en el que = at a time when.
    * en unos momentos = momentarily, at any moment.
    * es el momento adecuado = the moment is ripe, the time is ripe.
    * es el momento oportuno = the moment is ripe, the time is ripe.
    * esperar su momento = wait in + the wings, stand in + the wings, lurk in + the wings.
    * estar en el lugar adecuado en el momento adecuado = be in the right place at the right time.
    * estar en el lugar indicado en el momento indicado = be in the right place at the right time.
    * estar en el lugar oportuno en el momento oportuno = be in the right place at the right time.
    * estar en el sitio justo en el momento preciso = be on the spot.
    * estar en un momento clave = be at a watershed.
    * estar en un momento decisivo = be at a watershed.
    * hace un momento = a moment ago.
    * hace unos momentos = a few moments ago.
    * hasta aquel momento = until that time.
    * hasta el momento = as yet.
    * hasta el momento de = up to the point of, to the point of.
    * hasta el momento que = up to the point where, to the point where.
    * hasta ese momento = up to that point.
    * hasta este momento = up to this point.
    * justo en ese momento = just then.
    * llegado el momento de la verdad = if it comes to the crunch, when the crunch comes to the crunch, if the crunch comes to the crunch.
    * llegado este momento = at this juncture, at this point.
    * llegar a un momento importante en + Posesivo + historia = reach + milestone.
    * llegar el momento en el que = reach + the point where.
    * lograr el momento de = reach + point of.
    * moda del momento = flavour of the month, sizzle.
    * momento álgido = climax.
    * momento apropiado para el aprendizaje, el = teachable moment, the.
    * momento clave = watershed, turning point, Posesivo + road to Damascus.
    * momento clave del cambio = tipping point.
    * momento crucial = turning point, Posesivo + road to Damascus.
    * momento decisivo = watershed, turning point, Posesivo + road to Damascus.
    * momento escogido = timing.
    * momento + llegar = time + approach.
    * momento oportuno = timing.
    * momentos = moments.
    * momentos álgidos = high.
    * momentos alocados = heady days.
    * momentos bajos = low.
    * momentos culminantes = highlights.
    * momentos de presión = the heat is on.
    * momentos de tensión = the heat is on.
    * momentos emocionantes = heady days.
    * no estar en el mejor momento de Uno = be past + Posesivo + best.
    * pensar un momento en = spare + a thought for.
    * por el momento = for the time being, momentarily, at the moment, for the nonce, for the present.
    * por un momento = for a moment.
    * por unos momentos = for a few moments, for a short time.
    * proporcionar el + Nombre + adecuado al + Nombre + adecuado en el momento ad = provide + the right + Nombre + to the right + Nombre + at the right time.
    * salir un momento a = pop down to.
    * ser el momento clave = mark + the watershed.
    * ser el momento (de) = be the time to.
    * ser el momento decisivo = mark + the watershed.
    * ser el momento de = it + be + time to/for.
    * ser tan buen momento como cualquier otro = be as good a time as any.
    * ser un momento tan bueno como cualquier otro = be as good a time as any.
    * un mejor momento = a better time.
    * un momento determinado = a frozen moment in time, a given moment in time.
    * * *
    1)
    a) ( instante puntual) moment
    b) ( lapso breve) minute, moment

    un momentito! — ( por teléfono) just a moment, just a minute

    c) (época, período) time, period
    d) ( ocasión) time

    llegas en buen/mal momento — you've arrived at the right time/at a bad time

    en ningún momento — never, at no time

    e) ( tiempo presente) moment

    de momento: de momento se siente bien she feels all right at the moment; de momento se va a quedar en mi casa she's going to stay with me for the time being; dejemos este asunto de momento let's forget this matter for the moment; desde el momento que (CS) since, as, seeing as (colloq); de un momento al otro: están por llegar de un momento al otro they'll be arriving any minute now; cambia de opinión de un momento al otro she changes her mind from one minute to the next; en cualquier momento: puedes llamar en cualquier momento you can call at any time; pueden llegar en cualquier momento they could arrive any time now o at any moment; en el momento immediately; en el momento menos pensado when they/you/we least expect it; en un momento dado at a given moment; si en un momento dado tu quisieras... if at any o some time you should want to...; por el momento for the time being; por momentos: el frío aumenta por momentos it's getting colder by the minute; su estado empeoraba por momentos — her condition was deteriorating from one minute to the next

    3) (Fís, Mec) momentum
    * * *
    = instant in time, point, time, moment.

    Ex: This should suffice to guarantee the integrity of the catalog at any given instant in time.

    Ex: The online catalog will then contain information about periodical issues from that point.
    Ex: Because reorganisation allows the optimization of update and searching procedures, it moves the maintenance to a time when it does not affect the operation of the system.
    Ex: There were moments when he could be almost affectionate, moments when his thoughts did not seem to be turned inward upon his own anxious solicitudes.
    * alcanzar el momento cumbre = reach + summit.
    * alcanzar + Posesivo + mejor momento = peak.
    * alcanzar + Posesivo + mejor momento demasiado pronto = peak + too early.
    * al momento = while-you-wait [while-u-wait].
    * a partir de ese momento = from that moment on.
    * a partir de este momento = hereinafter.
    * aprovechar el momento = catch + the moment.
    * atravesando momentos difíciles = beleaguered.
    * a último momento = last minute [last-minute].
    * capturar el momento = catch + the moment.
    * del momento = of the time(s).
    * desde aquel momento = ever after.
    * desde el primer momento = from the word go, from the word get-go.
    * desde ese momento = from that point, ever after.
    * detenerse por un momento = pause.
    * de último momento = last minute [last-minute].
    * de un momento a otro = momentarily, at any moment.
    * el mejor momento de todos = the time of all times.
    * el momento preciso = the point in time at which.
    * el + Nombre + correcto al + Nombre + adecuado en el momento oportuno = the right + Nombre + to the right + Nombre + at the right time.
    * el sitio adecuado en el momento adecuado = the right place at the right time.
    * en algún momento = somewhere along the line, sometime, at sometime, at some point, at some point in time, at one time or another.
    * en aquel momento = at the time, the then + Nombre, by this time, at that time.
    * en cualquier momento = anytime, at any one time, at any point, at any point in time, at any time, at any moment, at any given point, at any moment in time, at any given moment, momentarily.
    * en cualquier momento en el futuro = at some stage.
    * en cualquier otro momento = some other time.
    * en diferentes momentos = at various times, at different times.
    * en distintos momentos = at different times, at various times.
    * en el mejor momento de Uno = at + Posesivo + (very) best.
    * en el momento = on the spot.
    * en el momento actual = in this day and age, at the present time.
    * en el momento adecuado = at the right time.
    * en el momento de = at the time (that/of).
    * en el momento de escribir estas líneas = at the time of writing.
    * en el momento de la impresión = at the time of going to print.
    * en el momento en que se necesita = at the point-of-need, at the point of use, point of use.
    * en el momento en que + Subjuntivo = the moment + Verbo.
    * en el momento justo = on cue.
    * en el momento más débil de Alguien = at + Posesivo + weakest.
    * en el momento oportuno = at the right time, not a moment too soon, not a minute too soon.
    * en el momento peor de Alguien = at + Posesivo + weakest.
    * en el último momento = at the eleventh hour, at the very last minute, at the very last moment, at the very last, at the last minute.
    * en ese mismo momento = at that very moment.
    * en ese momento = at that point, at this point, at that time, just then, at that point in time.
    * en este momento = at this point, at this stage, at this juncture, at this time, at this moment in time, right now.
    * en ningún momento = at no time, anywhere along the line.
    * en otro momento = some other time.
    * en qué momento = at what point.
    * en su debido momento = in due time.
    * en su mejor momento = at + Posesivo + peak.
    * en su momento = in timely fashion.
    * en su momento álgido = at + Posesivo + peak.
    * en todo momento = at all times, at every instant, every step of the way, throughout, at every turn, day in and day out, at all hours, time after time.
    * en un determinado momento = at one point.
    * en un momento = in a time, in a flash.
    * en un momento concreto = at a particular point in time, at a particular point in time.
    * en un momento dado = at a given point in time, at any one time, at any given point, at one particular time, at any given time, at any given moment, at a given moment in time, at a given moment.
    * en un momento de = at a time of, at one stage of.
    * en un momento de apuro = if it comes to the crunch.
    * en un momento de apuros = when push comes to shove, when it comes to the crunch, when the worst comes to the worst, if the worst comes to the worst.
    * en un momento de cabreo = in the heat of the moment.
    * en un momento de enfado = in the heat of the moment.
    * en un momento de enojo = in the heat of the moment.
    * en un momento determinado = on any one occasion.
    * en un momento en el que = at a time when.
    * en unos momentos = momentarily, at any moment.
    * es el momento adecuado = the moment is ripe, the time is ripe.
    * es el momento oportuno = the moment is ripe, the time is ripe.
    * esperar su momento = wait in + the wings, stand in + the wings, lurk in + the wings.
    * estar en el lugar adecuado en el momento adecuado = be in the right place at the right time.
    * estar en el lugar indicado en el momento indicado = be in the right place at the right time.
    * estar en el lugar oportuno en el momento oportuno = be in the right place at the right time.
    * estar en el sitio justo en el momento preciso = be on the spot.
    * estar en un momento clave = be at a watershed.
    * estar en un momento decisivo = be at a watershed.
    * hace un momento = a moment ago.
    * hace unos momentos = a few moments ago.
    * hasta aquel momento = until that time.
    * hasta el momento = as yet.
    * hasta el momento de = up to the point of, to the point of.
    * hasta el momento que = up to the point where, to the point where.
    * hasta ese momento = up to that point.
    * hasta este momento = up to this point.
    * justo en ese momento = just then.
    * llegado el momento de la verdad = if it comes to the crunch, when the crunch comes to the crunch, if the crunch comes to the crunch.
    * llegado este momento = at this juncture, at this point.
    * llegar a un momento importante en + Posesivo + historia = reach + milestone.
    * llegar el momento en el que = reach + the point where.
    * lograr el momento de = reach + point of.
    * moda del momento = flavour of the month, sizzle.
    * momento álgido = climax.
    * momento apropiado para el aprendizaje, el = teachable moment, the.
    * momento clave = watershed, turning point, Posesivo + road to Damascus.
    * momento clave del cambio = tipping point.
    * momento crucial = turning point, Posesivo + road to Damascus.
    * momento decisivo = watershed, turning point, Posesivo + road to Damascus.
    * momento escogido = timing.
    * momento + llegar = time + approach.
    * momento oportuno = timing.
    * momentos = moments.
    * momentos álgidos = high.
    * momentos alocados = heady days.
    * momentos bajos = low.
    * momentos culminantes = highlights.
    * momentos de presión = the heat is on.
    * momentos de tensión = the heat is on.
    * momentos emocionantes = heady days.
    * no estar en el mejor momento de Uno = be past + Posesivo + best.
    * pensar un momento en = spare + a thought for.
    * por el momento = for the time being, momentarily, at the moment, for the nonce, for the present.
    * por un momento = for a moment.
    * por unos momentos = for a few moments, for a short time.
    * proporcionar el + Nombre + adecuado al + Nombre + adecuado en el momento ad = provide + the right + Nombre + to the right + Nombre + at the right time.
    * salir un momento a = pop down to.
    * ser el momento clave = mark + the watershed.
    * ser el momento (de) = be the time to.
    * ser el momento decisivo = mark + the watershed.
    * ser el momento de = it + be + time to/for.
    * ser tan buen momento como cualquier otro = be as good a time as any.
    * ser un momento tan bueno como cualquier otro = be as good a time as any.
    * un mejor momento = a better time.
    * un momento determinado = a frozen moment in time, a given moment in time.

    * * *
    A
    justo en ese momento sonó el teléfono just at that moment the telephone rang
    ¿tiene que ser en este preciso momento? does it have to be right this minute o right now?
    me ayudó en todo momento he helped me at all times
    a partir de ese momento from that moment on
    en este momento no está she's not in right now o at the moment
    en este momento acaba de irse she's just this minute left
    en un primer momento pensé que era mentira at first I thought it was a lie
    2 (lapso breve) minute, moment
    empieza dentro de un momento it starts in a minute o moment
    eso te lo arreglo yo en un momento I'll fix that for you in no time at all
    ¡un momentito! (por teléfono) just a moment o just a minute
    miraba el reloj a cada momento she kept looking at her watch every two minutes
    no para ni un momento she's on the go the whole time
    3 (época, período) time, period
    el país atraviesa momentos difíciles the country is going through a difficult time o period
    el momento de mayor esplendor de nuestras letras the most brilliant time o period in our literary history
    está en su mejor momento he is at his peak
    4 (ocasión) time
    llegas en buen/mal momento you've arrived at the right time/at a bad time
    no es momento ahora para hablar de eso this isn't the time to talk about that
    cuando llegue el momento when the time comes
    en ningún momento he dicho que … I have never said that …, at no time have I said that …
    éste no es momento para ponerse a discutir this is no time to start arguing
    la moda del momento the fashion of the moment
    los temas más importantes del momento político español the most important issues in contemporary Spanish politics
    B ( en locs):
    al momento at once
    cuando te llame quiero que vengas al momento when I call you I want you to come at once
    de momento: de momento se siente bien she feels all right at the moment
    de momento no tiene más remedio que aceptar for the moment he has no alternative but to accept
    de momento se va a quedar en casa con nosotros she's going to stay at home with us for the time being
    desde el momento que (CS); since, as, seeing as ( colloq)
    desde el momento que ni siquiera me contestó la carta since o as o seeing as he didn't even answer my letter
    de un momento al otro: están por llegar de un momento al otro they'll be arriving any minute now
    cambia de opinión de un momento al otro she changes her mind from one minute to the next
    en cualquier momento: puedes llamar en cualquier momento you can call at any time
    en cualquier momento viene y nos dice que se casa any day now he'll come and tell us he's getting married
    en el momento immediately
    me los arreglaron en el momento they repaired them for me immediately o there and then o on the spot
    en el momento menos pensado when they/you/we least expect it
    en un momento dado: la velocidad del vehículo en un momento dado the speed of the vehicle at a given moment
    si en un momento dado tu quisieras … if at any o some time you should want to …, if you should ever want to …
    por el momento: por el momento voy a ir a vivir con mi hermano for the time being I'm going to stay with my brother
    ¿necesitas dinero? — por el momento no do you need any money — not just now o no, for the time being I'm OK
    por el momento te vas a tener que conformar you'll have to make do for now o for the moment
    por momentos: el frío aumenta por momentos it's getting colder by the minute
    su estado empeoraba por momentos her condition was deteriorating from one minute to the next
    C ( Fís, Mec) momentum
    Compuesto:
    moment of inertia
    * * *

     

    momento sustantivo masculino
    1


    a partir de ese momento from that moment on;
    en todo momento at all times

    dentro de un momento in a minute o moment;

    ¡un momentito! ( por teléfono) just a moment, just a minute;
    eso te lo arreglo en un momento I'll fix that for you in no time at all
    c) (época, período) time, period;

    atravesamos momentos difíciles we're going through a difficult time o period;

    está en su mejor momento he is at his peak
    d) ( ocasión) time;

    llegas en buen/mal momento you've arrived at the right time/at a bad time;

    en ningún momento at no time
    2 ( en locs)

    de momento ( ahora mismo) right now;

    ( mientras tanto) for the time being;
    ( por ahora) for the moment;

    en cualquier momento at any time;
    en el momento immediately;
    en el momento menos pensado when they (o you etc) least expect it;
    por el momento for the time being
    3 (Fís, Mec) momentum
    momento sustantivo masculino
    1 (instante) moment
    vivir el momento, to live for the moment
    2 (periodo) time: hablamos un momento, we talked for a minute
    un momento de la historia, a moment in history
    3 (ocasión) no encuentro el momento adecuado, I can't find the right moment
    ya llegará tu momento, you'll have your chance
    ♦ Locuciones: al momento, at once
    de momento/por el momento, for the time being
    de un momento a otro, at any moment
    en un momento dado, at a given moment
    por momentos, by the minute
    ' momento' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    ahora
    - asomarse
    - callar
    - coger
    - compadre
    - consolidar
    - consolidarse
    - cualquier
    - culminante
    - dada
    - dado
    - derramamiento
    - descansar
    - designar
    - destiempo
    - determinada
    - determinado
    - día
    - encontrar
    - esperar
    - estopa
    - europeísta
    - fecha
    - golpe
    - hacer
    - hora
    - indicada
    - indicado
    - inicial
    - justa
    - justo
    - llegar
    - mal
    - ninguna
    - ninguno
    - oportuna
    - oportuno
    - parar
    - pasarse
    - pensar
    - por
    - precisa
    - preciso
    - relax
    - sostener
    - tigre
    - a
    - acercar
    - actualmente
    - adecuado
    English:
    afterthought
    - all
    - appropriate
    - awkward
    - bear with
    - begrudge
    - bonded warehouse
    - cliff-hanger
    - cue
    - dicey
    - due
    - eleventh
    - evil
    - far
    - for
    - forget
    - hiatus
    - hitherto
    - hot news
    - in
    - inconvenient
    - inopportune
    - instant
    - jiffy
    - just
    - lucky
    - minute
    - moment
    - momentarily
    - momentum
    - move on
    - nutty
    - occasion
    - opportune
    - optimal
    - point
    - pop in
    - pop out
    - pop over
    - pop up
    - proud
    - quick
    - raincheck
    - relax
    - religion
    - right
    - ripe
    - slip down
    - sometime
    - sometimes
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    1. [instante preciso] moment;
    a partir de este momento from this moment (on);
    desde el momento (en) que… [indica tiempo] from the moment that…;
    [indica causa] seeing as o that…;
    desde ese momento from that moment on, since that moment;
    hasta ese momento until that moment, until then;
    llegará en cualquier momento she'll be arriving any moment now;
    justo en ese momento entró mi padre at that very moment o right then, my father came in;
    en ese momento vivía en Perú I was living in Peru at that time;
    en este momento está reunida she's in a meeting at the moment;
    en el momento menos pensado te puede ocurrir un accidente accidents can happen when you least expect them;
    en todo momento at all times;
    en/hasta el último momento at/right up until the last moment;
    nos permite calcular la temperatura en un momento dado it enables us to calculate the temperature at any given moment;
    si en un momento dado necesitas ayuda, llámame if at any time you need my help, call me;
    momento decisivo turning point;
    el momento de la verdad the moment of truth;
    la situación podría cambiar de un momento a otro the situation could change any minute now o at any moment;
    era difícil predecir lo que iba a pasar de un momento a otro it was hard to predict what was going to happen from one moment to the next
    2. [rato corto] moment, minute;
    ¿puedo hablar un momento contigo? could I speak to you for a moment o minute?;
    sólo será un momento I'll only o I won't be a minute;
    dentro de un momento in a moment o minute;
    le arreglamos sus zapatos en el momento [en letrero] shoes mended while you wait;
    estará preparado en un momento it'll be ready in a moment o minute;
    también Fig
    espera un momento hold on a minute;
    hace un momento a moment ago;
    momentos después moments later;
    sin dudarlo un momento without a moment's hesitation;
    ¡un momento! just a minute!
    3. [periodo] time;
    llegó un momento en que… there came a time when…;
    estamos pasando un mal momento we're going through a difficult spell o Br patch at the moment;
    está en un buen momento (de forma) she's in good form at the moment;
    las reformas fueron rechazadas por los políticos del momento the reforms were rejected by the politicians of the day;
    es el artista del momento he's the artist of the moment;
    en un primer momento initially, at first;
    la película tiene sus (buenos) momentos the movie has its moments
    4. [ocasión] time;
    cuando llegue el momento when the time comes;
    si en algún momento te sientes solo if you ever feel lonely, if at any time you should feel lonely;
    has venido en buen/mal momento you've come at a good/bad time;
    en momentos así at times like this;
    en ningún momento pensé que lo haría at no time did I think that she would do it, I never thought she would do it
    5. Fís moment
    momento angular angular momentum;
    momento de inercia moment of inertia;
    momento lineal momentum;
    6. [en frases]
    a cada momento all the time;
    al momento [inmediatamente] straightaway;
    Am [hasta ahora] at the moment, so far;
    quiere todo lo que pide al momento she expects to get whatever she asks for straightaway;
    Am
    al momento se cuentan 38 muertos at the moment the number of deaths stands at 38, the number of deaths so far stands at 38;
    ¿quieres café? – de momento no do you want some coffee? – not just now o not at the moment;
    te puedes quedar de momento you can stay for now o for the time being;
    de momento estoy de acuerdo contigo for the moment, I'll agree with you;
    por el momento for the time being, for the moment;
    por momentos by the minute;
    me estoy poniendo nerviosa por momentos I'm getting more and more nervous by the minute
    * * *
    m moment;
    a cada momento all the time;
    al momento at once;
    por el momento, de momento for the moment;
    hasta el momento up to now, so far;
    de un momento a otro from one minute to the next;
    desde un primer momento right from the beginning;
    por momentos by the minute;
    no es el momento the time isn’t right;
    atravesar un mal momento, pasar por un momento difícil go through a bad patch;
    estar en su mejor momento be at one’s peak o best
    * * *
    1) : moment, instant
    espera un momentito: wait just a moment
    2) : time, period of time
    momentos difíciles: hard times
    3) : present, moment
    los atletas del momento: the athletes of the moment, today's popular athletes
    4) : momentum
    5)
    al momento : right away, at once
    6)
    de momento : at the moment, for the moment
    7)
    de un momento a otro : any time now
    8)
    por momentos : at times
    * * *
    1. (en general) moment
    ¡espera un momento! hold on a moment!
    2. (período, ocasión) time
    cuando llegue el momento, se lo diré I'll tell him when the time comes
    de momento / por el momento for the moment

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    (v.) = rough it
    Ex. That's truely roughing it and you won't catch me doing it anytime soon.
    * * *
    (v.) = rough it

    Ex: That's truely roughing it and you won't catch me doing it anytime soon.

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    (v.) = drop by, stop by, mosey
    Ex. 'Now, whenever you want to see me about anything between these get-togethers,' she resumed, 'don't hesitate to drop by anytime'.
    Ex. A few days later, they were out running errands when they stopped by the post office to pick up the envelope.
    Ex. It's quite amusing to watch her mosey around in what appear to be over-sized clown shoes.
    * * *
    (v.) = drop by, stop by, mosey

    Ex: 'Now, whenever you want to see me about anything between these get-togethers,' she resumed, 'don't hesitate to drop by anytime'.

    Ex: A few days later, they were out running errands when they stopped by the post office to pick up the envelope.
    Ex: It's quite amusing to watch her mosey around in what appear to be over-sized clown shoes.

    Spanish-English dictionary > pasarse por

  • 18 por el día o por la noche

    Ex. Internet offers significant opportunities for teaching interactive research strategies at anytime, day or night.
    * * *

    Ex: Internet offers significant opportunities for teaching interactive research strategies at anytime, day or night.

    Spanish-English dictionary > por el día o por la noche

  • 19 reunión informal

    f.
    get-together.
    * * *
    (n.) = get together [get-together], social
    Ex. 'Now, whenever you want to see me about anything between these get-togethers,' she resumed, 'don't hesitate to drop by anytime'.
    Ex. Socials take place every Thursday evening, usually at around 8pm.
    * * *
    (n.) = get together [get-together], social

    Ex: 'Now, whenever you want to see me about anything between these get-togethers,' she resumed, 'don't hesitate to drop by anytime'.

    Ex: Socials take place every Thursday evening, usually at around 8pm.

    Spanish-English dictionary > reunión informal

  • 20 visitar a

    (v.) = drop by
    Ex. 'Now, whenever you want to see me about anything between these get-togethers,' she resumed, 'don't hesitate to drop by anytime'.
    * * *
    (v.) = drop by

    Ex: 'Now, whenever you want to see me about anything between these get-togethers,' she resumed, 'don't hesitate to drop by anytime'.

    Spanish-English dictionary > visitar a

См. также в других словарях:

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  • anytime — (adv.) one word form by 1854, from ANY (Cf. any) + TIME (Cf. time) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • anytime — [n] unspecified moment, period at all, at any moment, at one’s convenience, everytime, no matter when, whenever, when one will; concepts 807,819 …   New thesaurus

  • anytime — [en′ētīm΄] adv. at any time conj. WHENEVER (conj. 1) …   English World dictionary

  • anytime — an|y|time [ eni,taım ] adverb * at any time: You can come and see me anytime you like. anytime soon: The strike isn t going to end anytime soon. They should be here anytime now …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • anytime — [[t]e̱nita͟ɪm[/t]] ADV INDEF: ADV with v, oft ADV prep/cl You use anytime to mean a point in time which is not fixed or set. The college admits students anytime during the year... He can leave anytime he wants... He can call me anytime …   English dictionary

  • anytime — UK [ˈenɪˌtaɪm] / US adverb at any time You can come and see me anytime you like. They should be here anytime now. anytime soon: The strike isn t going to end anytime soon …   English dictionary

  • anytime — an|y|time [ˈenitaım] adv at any time ▪ Call me anytime. I m always home. ▪ They should arrive anytime between noon and 3 p.m …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Anytime. — interj. You are welcome.; Happy to oblige. (Sometimes said in response to Thank you.) □ MARY: Thanks for the ride. PAUL: Anytime. Think nothing of it. □ TOM: You’ve been a real friend, Sally. can’t thank you enough. SALLY: Anytime …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • anytime — /en ee tuym /, adv. 1. at any time; regardless of hour, date, etc.; whenever. 2. invariably; without doubt or exception; always: I can do better than that anytime. [1780 90; ANY + TIME] * * * …   Universalium

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