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  • 1 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
    Ex. The moment we compromise among ourselves to adopt rules that are incompatible with ideology then I think we are merely providing the necessity before very long to have these changes brought about.
    Ex. Whether this is a short term phenomenon or not, remains to be seen.
    Ex. In the short run, the most likely prospect is for all current systems to continue with electronic formats merely adding to the richness of the human record.
    Ex. The astute leader will establish short- and long- range goals for the institution, develop specific objectives to accomplish those goals, and activities to meet the objectives.
    Ex. Each of the experts is available for telephone consultation at short notice.
    Ex. Controlled vocabulary is the best option in the short term.
    Ex. Findings indicate that the short-run success of methadone programs does not automatically translate into long-run abstinence.
    * * *
    = before very long, short term [short-term], in the short run, short-range, at short notice, in the short term, short-run

    Ex: The moment we compromise among ourselves to adopt rules that are incompatible with ideology then I think we are merely providing the necessity before very long to have these changes brought about.

    Ex: Whether this is a short term phenomenon or not, remains to be seen.
    Ex: In the short run, the most likely prospect is for all current systems to continue with electronic formats merely adding to the richness of the human record.
    Ex: The astute leader will establish short- and long- range goals for the institution, develop specific objectives to accomplish those goals, and activities to meet the objectives.
    Ex: Each of the experts is available for telephone consultation at short notice.
    Ex: Controlled vocabulary is the best option in the short term.
    Ex: Findings indicate that the short-run success of methadone programs does not automatically translate into long-run abstinence.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a corto plazo

  • 2 agudo

    adj.
    1 sharp, smart, keen, astute.
    2 intense, severe, fierce, excruciating.
    3 high-pitched, sharp, shrill, piping.
    4 acute, clever, keen, insightful.
    5 witty, clever.
    6 pointed, acute, sharp-edged.
    7 acute.
    8 oxytone, accented in the last syllable, oxytonic, with a stronger phonetic accent on last syllable.
    Acordeón es una palabra aguda "Acordeon" is accented in the last syllable...
    m.
    high-pitch note, treble.
    * * *
    1 (afilado) sharp
    2 (dolor) acute
    4 figurado (sentido) sharp, keen
    5 (voz) high-pitched
    6 (sonido) treble, high
    7 LINGÚÍSTICA (palabra) oxytone; (acento) acute
    * * *
    (f. - aguda)
    adj.
    1) sharp, acute
    2) high, high-pitched
    3) clever, witty
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=afilado) [filo] sharp; [instrumento] sharp, pointed
    2) (=intenso) [enfermedad, dolor] acute; [acento] acute
    3) [ángulo] acute
    4) (=incisivo) [mente, sentido] sharp, keen; [ingenio] ready, lively; [crítica] penetrating; [observación] smart, clever; [pregunta] acute, searching
    5) (=gracioso) witty
    6) (Mús) [nota] high, high-pitched; [voz, sonido] piercing
    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    1)
    a) <filo/punta> sharp
    b) < ángulo> acute
    2)
    a) <voz/sonido> high-pitched; < nota> high
    b) < dolor> ( duradero) intense, acute; ( momentáneo) sharp
    c) < crisis> severe
    d) <aumento/descenso> sharp
    3)
    a) ( perspicaz) < persona> quick-witted, sharp; < comentario> shrewd
    b) ( gracioso) <comentario/persona> witty
    c) <sentido/instinto> sharp
    4) < palabra> stressed on the last syllable; < acento> acute
    * * *
    = keen [keener -comp., keenest -sup.], sharp [sharper -comp., sharpest -sup.], trenchant, witty [wittier -comp., wittiest -sup.], perceptive, acute, searing, stinging, heightened, high-pitched, penetrating, razor-sharp, keen-witted, pointy [pointier -comp., pointiest - sup.].
    Ex. Formal logic used to be a keen instrument in the hands of the teacher in his trying of students' souls.
    Ex. 'I'll give it more thought,' she said with a sharp frown, resuming her former posture.
    Ex. However, both BTI and LCSH occasionally use headings of this kind, though one could argue strongly that these are out of place in direct entry methods, and they come in for trenchant criticism from Metcalfe.
    Ex. This book offers pithy and witty advice on how to write, defects in prose style, punctuation, and preparing a manuscript.
    Ex. In their profound and perceptive essay on professionalism, Mary Lee Bundy and Paul Wasserman write at some length on this extraordinary phenomenon, 'the essential timidity of responsibility for solving informational problems and providing unequivocal answers'.
    Ex. In some areas of study, notably the social sciences, the problems vocabulary are acute.
    Ex. His searing and rigorously logical analysis of the '1949 ALA Rules for Entry' is one of my favorite pieces of writing on cataloging.
    Ex. In a stinging rebuke to the American Library Association, Nat Hentoff has criticized the ALA for failing to take action to defend volunteer librarians in Cuba who are being subjected to a brutal crackdown.
    Ex. The heightened level of community awareness has led some local authorities to take the initiative and to become information disseminators in their own right.
    Ex. The noise is a high-pitched whine or hiss the machine emits during operation.
    Ex. In this connection, Ohmes and Jones of the Florida State University Library have offered some rather penetrating insights regarding what they call 'The Other Half of Cataloging'.
    Ex. As mentioned in the first part, developing a razor-sharp memory is not going to occur overnight.
    Ex. She is famous for her series featuring homicide detective Peter Decker and his keen-witted, beautiful wife.
    Ex. So much so that my canines (or eye-teeth, they're the pointy ones) ended up growing over my incisors/first molars rather than between them.
    ----
    * acento agudo = acute.
    * de vista aguda = sharp-eyed.
    * dolor agudo = twinge.
    * Enfermedad + aguda = acute + Enfermedad, a bad case of + Enfermedad.
    * infección aguda = acute infection.
    * miastenia aguda = myasthenia gravis.
    * SARS (Síndrome Respiratorio Agudo y Grave) = SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome).
    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    1)
    a) <filo/punta> sharp
    b) < ángulo> acute
    2)
    a) <voz/sonido> high-pitched; < nota> high
    b) < dolor> ( duradero) intense, acute; ( momentáneo) sharp
    c) < crisis> severe
    d) <aumento/descenso> sharp
    3)
    a) ( perspicaz) < persona> quick-witted, sharp; < comentario> shrewd
    b) ( gracioso) <comentario/persona> witty
    c) <sentido/instinto> sharp
    4) < palabra> stressed on the last syllable; < acento> acute
    * * *
    = keen [keener -comp., keenest -sup.], sharp [sharper -comp., sharpest -sup.], trenchant, witty [wittier -comp., wittiest -sup.], perceptive, acute, searing, stinging, heightened, high-pitched, penetrating, razor-sharp, keen-witted, pointy [pointier -comp., pointiest - sup.].

    Ex: Formal logic used to be a keen instrument in the hands of the teacher in his trying of students' souls.

    Ex: 'I'll give it more thought,' she said with a sharp frown, resuming her former posture.
    Ex: However, both BTI and LCSH occasionally use headings of this kind, though one could argue strongly that these are out of place in direct entry methods, and they come in for trenchant criticism from Metcalfe.
    Ex: This book offers pithy and witty advice on how to write, defects in prose style, punctuation, and preparing a manuscript.
    Ex: In their profound and perceptive essay on professionalism, Mary Lee Bundy and Paul Wasserman write at some length on this extraordinary phenomenon, 'the essential timidity of responsibility for solving informational problems and providing unequivocal answers'.
    Ex: In some areas of study, notably the social sciences, the problems vocabulary are acute.
    Ex: His searing and rigorously logical analysis of the '1949 ALA Rules for Entry' is one of my favorite pieces of writing on cataloging.
    Ex: In a stinging rebuke to the American Library Association, Nat Hentoff has criticized the ALA for failing to take action to defend volunteer librarians in Cuba who are being subjected to a brutal crackdown.
    Ex: The heightened level of community awareness has led some local authorities to take the initiative and to become information disseminators in their own right.
    Ex: The noise is a high-pitched whine or hiss the machine emits during operation.
    Ex: In this connection, Ohmes and Jones of the Florida State University Library have offered some rather penetrating insights regarding what they call 'The Other Half of Cataloging'.
    Ex: As mentioned in the first part, developing a razor-sharp memory is not going to occur overnight.
    Ex: She is famous for her series featuring homicide detective Peter Decker and his keen-witted, beautiful wife.
    Ex: So much so that my canines (or eye-teeth, they're the pointy ones) ended up growing over my incisors/first molars rather than between them.
    * acento agudo = acute.
    * de vista aguda = sharp-eyed.
    * dolor agudo = twinge.
    * Enfermedad + aguda = acute + Enfermedad, a bad case of + Enfermedad.
    * infección aguda = acute infection.
    * miastenia aguda = myasthenia gravis.
    * SARS (Síndrome Respiratorio Agudo y Grave) = SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome).

    * * *
    agudo -da
    A
    1 ‹filo/punta› sharp
    2 ‹ángulo› acute
    B
    1 ‹voz› high-pitched; (irritante) shrill; ‹sonido› high-pitched; (irritante) piercing; ‹nota› high
    2 ‹dolor› (duradero) intense, acute; (momentáneo) sharp
    3 ‹crisis› severe
    4 ‹aumento/descenso› sharp
    un agudo descenso del índice de mortalidad a sharp fall in the death rate
    C
    1 (perspicaz) ‹persona› quick-witted, sharp; ‹observación/comentario› shrewd; ‹pregunta› shrewd, searching
    2 (gracioso) ‹comentario/persona› witty
    3 ‹vista› sharp; ‹oído› sharp, acute; ‹sentido/instinto› keen, sharp
    D
    1 ‹palabra› stressed on the last syllable
    2 ‹acento› acute
    * * *

     

    agudo
    ◊ -da adjetivo

    1
    a)filo/punta sharp

    b) ángulo acute

    2
    a)voz/sonido high-pitched;

    nota high
    b) dolor› ( duradero) intense, acute;

    ( momentáneo) sharp
    c) crisis severe

    d)aumento/descenso sharp

    3

    comentario shrewd
    b) ( gracioso) ‹comentario/persona witty

    c)sentido/instinto sharp

    agudo,-a adjetivo
    1 (sensación, enfermedad) acute
    2 (tono de voz) high-pitched
    (sonido) treble, high
    3 (ingenioso) witty
    4 (oído, vista, olfato) sharp, keen
    ' agudo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    aguda
    - fina
    - fino
    - ingeniosa
    - ingenioso
    - lista
    - listo
    - sagaz
    - estridente
    - ladino
    - pinchazo
    - pitido
    - quejido
    English:
    acute
    - crack
    - high
    - high-pitched
    - keen
    - piping
    - quick
    - quick-witted
    - raging
    - sharp
    - shrill
    - witty
    - yap
    * * *
    agudo, -a
    adj
    1. [filo, punta] sharp
    2. [vista, olfato] keen
    3. [crisis, problema, enfermedad] serious, acute
    4. [dolor] intense;
    sentí un dolor agudo al mover el brazo I felt a sharp pain when I moved my arm
    5. [sonido, voz] high, high-pitched
    6. [perspicaz] [persona] sharp, shrewd;
    [ingenio] keen, sharp
    7. [ingenioso] witty;
    estás muy agudo you're on form o very witty today;
    Irónico
    ¡muy agudo! [cuando algo no es gracioso] very clever o funny!;
    [cuando algo es evidente] very observant!
    8. Gram [palabra] stressed on the last syllable
    9. Gram [tilde] acute
    nm
    agudos [sonidos] treble
    * * *
    adj
    1 acute
    2 ( afilado) sharp
    3 sonido high-pitched
    4 ( perspicaz) sharp
    :
    acento agudo acute accent
    * * *
    agudo, -da adj
    1) : acute, sharp
    2) : shrill, high-pitched
    3) perspicaz: clever, shrewd
    * * *
    agudo adj
    1. (en general) sharp
    2. (sonido, voz) high / high pitched
    3. (ángulo, dolor) acute
    4. (comentario) witty [comp. wittier; superl. wittiest]
    5. (sentido) keen
    "sofá" es una palabra aguda the accent is on the last syllable in "sofá"

    Spanish-English dictionary > agudo

  • 3 alcanzar una meta

    (v.) = accomplish + goal, achieve + goal, meet + Posesivo + goal
    Ex. The astute leader will establish short- and long-range goals for the institution, develop specific objectives to accomplish those goals, and activities to meet the objectives.
    Ex. Productivity, in the form of goals achieved in providing improved services and resources, will be the measurement of good library management and planning.
    Ex. The author looks at computer networks and how they are affecting academic libraries' ability to meet their goals.
    * * *
    (v.) = accomplish + goal, achieve + goal, meet + Posesivo + goal

    Ex: The astute leader will establish short- and long-range goals for the institution, develop specific objectives to accomplish those goals, and activities to meet the objectives.

    Ex: Productivity, in the form of goals achieved in providing improved services and resources, will be the measurement of good library management and planning.
    Ex: The author looks at computer networks and how they are affecting academic libraries' ability to meet their goals.

    Spanish-English dictionary > alcanzar una meta

  • 4 astuto

    adj.
    1 sly, artful, astute, crafty.
    2 clever, sharp, quick-witted, sharp-witted.
    * * *
    1 astute, cunning, shrewd
    * * *
    (f. - astuta)
    adj.
    1) astute, shrewd
    * * *
    ADJ (=sagaz) astute, clever; (=mañoso) crafty, sly
    * * *
    - ta adjetivo ( sagaz) shrewd, astute; (pey) ( taimado) crafty, cunning
    * * *
    = clever [cleverer -comp., cleverest -sup.], shrewd [shrewder -comp., shrewdest -sup.], wily [wilier -comp., wiliest -sup.], streetwise [street-wise], astute, skilful [skillful, -USA], cunning, crafty, shifty, canny, artful, sly [slyer/slier -comp., slyest/sliest -sup.].
    Ex. It is readily possible to construct a machine which will manipulate premises in accordance with formal logic, simply by the clever use of relay circuits.
    Ex. Payment is very important and can be a problem so the businessman needs to be streetwise and shrewd with a good business acumen.
    Ex. But he was wiry and wily, too, and he could often out-run, track, back-track, double-back, and finally dodge unseen in the subway.
    Ex. And because it refuses to express itself in the kind of language we have to assume would be natural to Slake himself slangy, staccato, flip, street-wise we are forced into the position of observing him rather than feeling at one with him.
    Ex. It requires an extraordinarily astute librarian to uncover this shortcoming at the interview stage.
    Ex. The acquisition of these materials is a skilful job demanding the sort of dedication that a housewife brings to the running of her home.
    Ex. The article 'Collection development policies: a cunning plan' looks at the value of collection development policy statements and what they can and cannot do.
    Ex. Crafty! He wanted nothing to do with the straitjacket of guidelines and so-called standards = ¡Qué astuto! no quería saber nada de las restricciones que imponen las directrices y las "supuestas" normas.
    Ex. 'Client' has overtones of shifty lawyers and overpaid realtors.
    Ex. The principles behind successful commercial Web sites (clear mission, valuable content, clean design and canny publicity) can be applied by academics in establishing non-profit Web sites.
    Ex. She is not just lissome and beautiful, but also cultured, artful, expressive, and energetic.
    Ex. You must be a bit sly sometimes to succeed in the world.
    ----
    * ser más astuto que = outfox, outwit, outsmart.
    * tan astuto como un zorro = as sly as a fox, as wily as a fox.
    * * *
    - ta adjetivo ( sagaz) shrewd, astute; (pey) ( taimado) crafty, cunning
    * * *
    = clever [cleverer -comp., cleverest -sup.], shrewd [shrewder -comp., shrewdest -sup.], wily [wilier -comp., wiliest -sup.], streetwise [street-wise], astute, skilful [skillful, -USA], cunning, crafty, shifty, canny, artful, sly [slyer/slier -comp., slyest/sliest -sup.].

    Ex: It is readily possible to construct a machine which will manipulate premises in accordance with formal logic, simply by the clever use of relay circuits.

    Ex: Payment is very important and can be a problem so the businessman needs to be streetwise and shrewd with a good business acumen.
    Ex: But he was wiry and wily, too, and he could often out-run, track, back-track, double-back, and finally dodge unseen in the subway.
    Ex: And because it refuses to express itself in the kind of language we have to assume would be natural to Slake himself slangy, staccato, flip, street-wise we are forced into the position of observing him rather than feeling at one with him.
    Ex: It requires an extraordinarily astute librarian to uncover this shortcoming at the interview stage.
    Ex: The acquisition of these materials is a skilful job demanding the sort of dedication that a housewife brings to the running of her home.
    Ex: The article 'Collection development policies: a cunning plan' looks at the value of collection development policy statements and what they can and cannot do.
    Ex: Crafty! He wanted nothing to do with the straitjacket of guidelines and so-called standards = ¡Qué astuto! no quería saber nada de las restricciones que imponen las directrices y las "supuestas" normas.
    Ex: 'Client' has overtones of shifty lawyers and overpaid realtors.
    Ex: The principles behind successful commercial Web sites (clear mission, valuable content, clean design and canny publicity) can be applied by academics in establishing non-profit Web sites.
    Ex: She is not just lissome and beautiful, but also cultured, artful, expressive, and energetic.
    Ex: You must be a bit sly sometimes to succeed in the world.
    * ser más astuto que = outfox, outwit, outsmart.
    * tan astuto como un zorro = as sly as a fox, as wily as a fox.

    * * *
    astuto -ta
    1 (sagaz) shrewd, astute
    no la podrás engañar, es demasiado astuta you won't be able to fool her, she's too shrewd o astute o ( colloq) smart
    2 ( pey) (taimado) crafty, wily, cunning
    * * *

    astuto
    ◊ -ta adjetivo ( sagaz) shrewd, astute;


    ( ladino) (pey) crafty, sly, cunning
    astuto,-a adjetivo astute, shrewd
    ' astuto' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    astuta
    - cuca
    - cuco
    - espabilada
    - espabilado
    - guachinanga
    - guachinango
    - hábil
    - ladina
    - ladino
    - pilla
    - pillo
    - zorra
    - zorro
    - jodido
    - listo
    - pícaro
    - piola
    - taimado
    - vivo
    English:
    artful
    - astute
    - canny
    - crafty
    - cunning
    - foxy
    - outfox
    - outsmart
    - sharp
    - shrewd
    - sly
    - tricky
    - worldly-wise
    - wily
    * * *
    astuto, -a adj
    1. [ladino, tramposo] cunning
    2. [sagaz, listo] astute
    * * *
    adj shrewd, astute
    * * *
    astuto, -ta adj
    1) : astute, shrewd
    2) : crafty, tricky
    astutamente adv
    * * *
    astuto adj
    1. (hábil) shrewd / astute
    2. (malicioso) cunning / sly [comp. slyer; superl. slyest]

    Spanish-English dictionary > astuto

  • 5 averiguar

    v.
    1 to find out.
    2 to quarrel, to argue.
    * * *
    (unstressed u; gu changes to before e)
    Past Indicative
    averigüé, averiguaste, averiguó, averiguamos, averiguasteis, averiguaron.
    Present Subjunctive
    Imperative
    averigua (tú), averigüe (él/Vd.), averigüemos (nos.), averiguad (vos.), averigüen (ellos/Vds.).
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    1.
    VT to find out, establish frm

    nunca averiguaron quién era el asesinothey never found out o frm established o discovered who the killer was

    ya han averiguado la identidad del padrethey have found out o frm established o discovered the identity of the father

    averiguar las causas de un problemato find out o frm establish the causes of a problem

    un estudio para averiguar el alcance de la tragediaa study to find out o frm establish the extent of the tragedy

    han averiguado que el presidente malversaba fondosit has been established o discovered that the president was embezzling funds

    -¿quién ha roto el vaso? -¡averigua! — "who broke the glass?" - "who knows!"

    2.
    VI CAm, Méx * (=pelear) to quarrel
    3.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo to find out

    averigua a qué hora sale el trenfind out o check what time the train leaves

    2.
    averiguar vi (Méx) to quarrel, argue

    averiguárselas — (Méx)

    averiguárselas con alguien — (Méx) to deal with somebody

    * * *
    = ascertain, find out, uncover, come to + light, puzzle out, figure out, lay + hands on, check into, check up on, keep + tabs on, get + a sense of, make + enquiry, gain + a sense of, tease apart, ferret out, suss (out).
    Ex. If no edition or imprint date can be ascertained, then an attempt is made to provide a date from amongst any other dates given on the work, such as copyright dates, and reprint dates.
    Ex. For example, a person can consult the system holdings files to find out whether a library in the network owns a copy of the document.
    Ex. It requires an extraordinarily astute librarian to uncover this shortcoming at the interview stage.
    Ex. A further disquieting feature which came to light was the number of people who did not approach staff for help.
    Ex. It is certainly easier to ask for the trusted opinion of a relative or friend than to try and puzzle out where other sources of answers might be found.
    Ex. It turns out that the public, the students, have figured out that that's a way of doing some kind of subject searching, and they do it all the time.
    Ex. It is, therefore, expedient to look into history to lay hands on the root of the problem.
    Ex. You might want to check into local firms that do that sort of work.
    Ex. The physical effort of keeping tabs on people as well as the distasteful practice of checking up on staff output achieves nothing and may do considerable damage.
    Ex. The physical effort of keeping tabs on people as well as the distasteful practice of checking up on staff output achieves nothing and may do considerable damage.
    Ex. Jones (1997) examined several young adult Web pages to get a sense of the quantity and quality of teen Web pages in libraries around the country.
    Ex. The author discusses the general tendency noted for more girls than boys to make enquiries at the library.
    Ex. The best way of gaining some sense of what life used to be like is through the literature of the time.
    Ex. The author and his colleagues embarked on a series of studies to tease apart hereditary and environmental factors thought to be implicated in schizophrenia.
    Ex. As a rule analysts are left on their own to ferret out useful and appropriate areas to be investigated.
    Ex. He was incredulous when he sussed that the noises came from bona-fide gibbons.
    ----
    * acción de averiguar y resolver problemas = troubleshooting [trouble shooting].
    * averiguar cómo = figure out how.
    * averiguar el límite de Algo = plumb + the depths of.
    * averiguar el precio = cost.
    * averiguar la verdad = discern + the truth.
    * averiguar lo que ocurre alrededor = put + Posesivo + ear to the ground.
    * averiguárselas = manage to, get by.
    * averiguar un problema = investigate + problem.
    * persona que intenta averiguar y resolver problemas = troubleshooter.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo to find out

    averigua a qué hora sale el trenfind out o check what time the train leaves

    2.
    averiguar vi (Méx) to quarrel, argue

    averiguárselas — (Méx)

    averiguárselas con alguien — (Méx) to deal with somebody

    * * *
    = ascertain, find out, uncover, come to + light, puzzle out, figure out, lay + hands on, check into, check up on, keep + tabs on, get + a sense of, make + enquiry, gain + a sense of, tease apart, ferret out, suss (out).

    Ex: If no edition or imprint date can be ascertained, then an attempt is made to provide a date from amongst any other dates given on the work, such as copyright dates, and reprint dates.

    Ex: For example, a person can consult the system holdings files to find out whether a library in the network owns a copy of the document.
    Ex: It requires an extraordinarily astute librarian to uncover this shortcoming at the interview stage.
    Ex: A further disquieting feature which came to light was the number of people who did not approach staff for help.
    Ex: It is certainly easier to ask for the trusted opinion of a relative or friend than to try and puzzle out where other sources of answers might be found.
    Ex: It turns out that the public, the students, have figured out that that's a way of doing some kind of subject searching, and they do it all the time.
    Ex: It is, therefore, expedient to look into history to lay hands on the root of the problem.
    Ex: You might want to check into local firms that do that sort of work.
    Ex: The physical effort of keeping tabs on people as well as the distasteful practice of checking up on staff output achieves nothing and may do considerable damage.
    Ex: The physical effort of keeping tabs on people as well as the distasteful practice of checking up on staff output achieves nothing and may do considerable damage.
    Ex: Jones (1997) examined several young adult Web pages to get a sense of the quantity and quality of teen Web pages in libraries around the country.
    Ex: The author discusses the general tendency noted for more girls than boys to make enquiries at the library.
    Ex: The best way of gaining some sense of what life used to be like is through the literature of the time.
    Ex: The author and his colleagues embarked on a series of studies to tease apart hereditary and environmental factors thought to be implicated in schizophrenia.
    Ex: As a rule analysts are left on their own to ferret out useful and appropriate areas to be investigated.
    Ex: He was incredulous when he sussed that the noises came from bona-fide gibbons.
    * acción de averiguar y resolver problemas = troubleshooting [trouble shooting].
    * averiguar cómo = figure out how.
    * averiguar el límite de Algo = plumb + the depths of.
    * averiguar el precio = cost.
    * averiguar la verdad = discern + the truth.
    * averiguar lo que ocurre alrededor = put + Posesivo + ear to the ground.
    * averiguárselas = manage to, get by.
    * averiguar un problema = investigate + problem.
    * persona que intenta averiguar y resolver problemas = troubleshooter.

    * * *
    vt
    to find out
    se trata de averiguar el motivo de esta tragedia the aim is to establish the cause of o to find out what caused this tragedy
    no pudieron averiguar su paradero they couldn't find out where he was, they were unable to ascertain his whereabouts ( frml)
    averigua a qué hora sale el tren find out o check what time the train leaves
    ■ averiguar
    vi
    ( Méx) to quarrel, argue
    averiguárselas ( Méx): me las averiguaré para conseguir el dinero I'll manage to get the money somehow
    averiguárselas con algn ( Méx); to deal with sb
    * * *

     

    Multiple Entries:
    averiguar    
    averiguar algo
    averiguar ( conjugate averiguar) verbo transitivo
    to find out
    verbo intransitivo (Méx) to quarrel, argue;
    averiguárselas (Méx) to manage

    averiguar verbo transitivo to ascertain

    ' averiguar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    ver
    - descubrir
    - enterarse
    English:
    ascertain
    - check up on
    - find out
    - trace back
    - find
    * * *
    vt
    [indagar] to find out
    vi
    CAm, Méx [discutir] to argue, to quarrel
    * * *
    I v/t find out
    II v/i C.Am., Méx ( discutir) argue
    * * *
    averiguar {10} vt
    1) : to find out, to ascertain
    2) : to investigate
    * * *
    averiguar vb to find out [pt. & pp. found]

    Spanish-English dictionary > averiguar

  • 6 buzo

    adj.
    1 deep-sea.
    2 clever.
    intj.
    look out, watch out.
    f. & m.
    1 diver, deep-sea diver, frogman.
    2 sweatshirt.
    3 track suit.
    4 jersey, jumper.
    5 turtle neck sweater, polo neck jumper.
    m.
    1 diver (person).
    2 sweatshirt (sudadera). (Argentinian Spanish)
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: buzar.
    * * *
    1 diver
    * * *
    I II
    SM And, Cono Sur (=chándal) tracksuit; (=mono) jumpsuit
    * * *
    I
    adjetivo (Méx fam) ( astuto)
    II
    1) (Náut) diver
    2) (Indum)
    a) (Chi, Per) ( para hacer ejercicio) track suit
    b) (Col) ( suéter de cuello alto) turtleneck sweater (AmE), polo-neck jumper (BrE)
    c) (Arg, Col) ( camiseta) sweatshirt
    d) (Ur) ( jersey) sweater, jumper (BrE)
    III
    interjección (Méx fam)
    a) ( para avisar) look out!, watch out!
    b) ( expresando enojo) watch it!
    * * *
    = diver, scuba diver.
    Ex. A data bank of data obtained during and following decompression of divers has been established for the purpose of data storage and subsequent computer analysis.
    Ex. In general, women are better scuba divers than men.
    ----
    * gafas de buzo = scuba mask.
    * * *
    I
    adjetivo (Méx fam) ( astuto)
    II
    1) (Náut) diver
    2) (Indum)
    a) (Chi, Per) ( para hacer ejercicio) track suit
    b) (Col) ( suéter de cuello alto) turtleneck sweater (AmE), polo-neck jumper (BrE)
    c) (Arg, Col) ( camiseta) sweatshirt
    d) (Ur) ( jersey) sweater, jumper (BrE)
    III
    interjección (Méx fam)
    a) ( para avisar) look out!, watch out!
    b) ( expresando enojo) watch it!
    * * *
    = diver, scuba diver.

    Ex: A data bank of data obtained during and following decompression of divers has been established for the purpose of data storage and subsequent computer analysis.

    Ex: In general, women are better scuba divers than men.
    * gafas de buzo = scuba mask.

    * * *
    ( Méx fam) (astuto): es bien buzo he's really on the ball ( colloq)
    ponte buzo keep on your toes
    A ( Náut) diver
    B ( Indum)
    1 (Chi, Per) (para hacer ejercicio) track suit
    2 ( Col) (suéter de cuello alto) turtle neck sweater ( AmE), polo neck jumper ( BrE)
    3 (Arg, Col) (camiseta) sweatshirt
    4 (Ur) (jersey) sweater, jumper ( BrE)
    1 (para avisar) look out!, watch out!
    2 (expresando enojo) watch it!, watch what you're doing!
    * * *

    buzo sustantivo masculino
    1 (Náut) diver
    2 (Indum)


    c) (Arg, Col) ( camiseta) sweatshirt

    d) (Ur) ( jersey) sweater, jumper (BrE)

    buzo sustantivo masculino
    1 (submarinista) diver
    2 (prenda de vestir) overall
    ' buzo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    escafandra
    - inmersión
    - inmerso
    - submarinista
    - sumergir
    English:
    bends
    - dive
    - diver
    - plunge
    - bend
    - diving
    - skin
    - track
    * * *
    buzo nm
    1. [persona] diver
    2. Arg [sudadera] sweatshirt
    3. Arg [chándal] tracksuit
    4. Col, Urug [jersey] sweater, Br jumper
    * * *
    m
    1 persona diver
    prenda tracksuit
    3 Urug ( jersey) sweater
    * * *
    buzo, -za adj, Mex fam : smart, astute
    ¡ponte buzo!: get with it!, get on the ball!
    buzo nm
    : diver, scuba diver
    * * *
    buzo n diver

    Spanish-English dictionary > buzo

  • 7 conseguir una meta

    (v.) = accomplish + goal
    Ex. The astute leader will establish short- and long-range goals for the institution, develop specific objectives to accomplish those goals, and activities to meet the objectives.
    * * *
    (v.) = accomplish + goal

    Ex: The astute leader will establish short- and long-range goals for the institution, develop specific objectives to accomplish those goals, and activities to meet the objectives.

    Spanish-English dictionary > conseguir una meta

  • 8 curling

    Ex. Curling, a version of bowls, but played on ice and involving the astute application of brooms, is a sport in which Scotland is a world leader.
    * * *

    Ex: Curling, a version of bowls, but played on ice and involving the astute application of brooms, is a sport in which Scotland is a world leader.

    * * *
    curling ['kurlin] nm
    Dep curling

    Spanish-English dictionary > curling

  • 9 decisión

    f.
    decision, determination, decisiveness, firmness.
    * * *
    1 (resolución) decision
    2 (determinación) determination, resolution
    * * *
    noun f.
    decision, choice
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=determinación) decision; (Jur) judgment

    tomar una decisiónto make o take a decision

    2) (=firmeza) decisiveness
    3) (=voluntad) determination
    * * *
    a) ( acción) decision

    llegar a una decisión — to decide, to reach a decision

    decisión de + inf: su decisión de marcharse — her decision to leave

    b) ( cualidad) decisiveness, decision

    una mujer con decisión — a decisive woman, a woman of decision

    c) (AmL) ( en boxeo)
    * * *
    = choice, decision, determination, resolution.
    Ex. To rectify failures, the librarian has two choices.
    Ex. However, once a decision has been made to group similar types of entries other difficulties emerge in defining the categories.
    Ex. Instead of fighting words with a dogged determination, he got to like them.
    Ex. The Economic and Social Committee and the European Parliament will use it to broadcast their opinions and resolutions.
    ----
    * aceptar una decisión = accept + decision.
    * adoptar una decisión = adopt + decision.
    * a favor de la decisión personal sobre el aborto = pro-choice.
    * afectar a una decisión = colour + decision, affect + decision.
    * alcanzar una decisión = arrive at + decision.
    * apoyo a la toma de decisiones = decision support.
    * árbol para la toma de decisiones = decision tree.
    * buena decisión = good judgement.
    * con decisión = decisively.
    * decisión arbitraria = arbitrary decision.
    * decisión con conocimiento de causa = informed decision.
    * decisión de adoptar = decision to adopt.
    * decisión de última hora = last-minute decision.
    * decisión fundada = informed decision.
    * decisión irrevocable = irrevocable decision.
    * decisión no unánime = split decision.
    * decisión permanente = permanent arrangement.
    * decisión precipitada ante un problema = crisis decision.
    * decisión sobre qué política de actuación seguir = policy decision.
    * delegar una decisión = delegate + decision.
    * imposibilidad de toma de decisiones = undecidability.
    * llegar a una decisión = arrive at + decision.
    * llevar a la práctica una decisión = implement + decision.
    * llevar a tomar una decisión = lead (up) to + decision.
    * mala decisión = bad judgement.
    * necesitar tomar cierto tipo de decisiones = require + judgement, require + an exercise of + judgement.
    * persona que toma la última decisión = decider.
    * por decisión propia = by choice.
    * posibilidad de toma de decisiones = decidability.
    * reclamar una decisión = appeal + decision.
    * regir una decisión = govern + decision.
    * responsable de tomar decisiones = decision maker [decision-maker].
    * ser decisión de + Nombre = be down to + Nombre.
    * sistema de apoyo a la toma de decisiones = decision support system, decision making system.
    * toma de decisiones = decision making [decision-making], decision taking.
    * toma de decisiones con conocimiento de causa = informed decision making.
    * toma de decisiones fundadas = informed decision making.
    * tomar decisión = make + choices.
    * tomar decisiones = exercise + judgement.
    * tomar decisiones con conocimiento de causa = make + informed decisions.
    * tomar decisiones fundadas = make + informed decisions.
    * tomar decisiones por alguien = take + decisions in + Posesivo + name.
    * tomar la decisión más acertada dadas las circunstancias = do + the best thing in the circumstances.
    * tomar las decisiones = call + the shots, be the boss, call + the tune, rule + the roost, set + the agenda.
    * tomar otra decisión = decision to the contrary.
    * tomar una decisión = make + decision, make + judgement, take + decision, reach + decision, make up + Posesivo + (own) mind, adopt + decision.
    * tomar una decisión sin conocer todos los datos = make + uninformed decision.
    * tomar una decisión sin consultar con nadie = take it upon + Reflexivo + to.
    * * *
    a) ( acción) decision

    llegar a una decisión — to decide, to reach a decision

    decisión de + inf: su decisión de marcharse — her decision to leave

    b) ( cualidad) decisiveness, decision

    una mujer con decisión — a decisive woman, a woman of decision

    c) (AmL) ( en boxeo)
    * * *
    = choice, decision, determination, resolution.

    Ex: To rectify failures, the librarian has two choices.

    Ex: However, once a decision has been made to group similar types of entries other difficulties emerge in defining the categories.
    Ex: Instead of fighting words with a dogged determination, he got to like them.
    Ex: The Economic and Social Committee and the European Parliament will use it to broadcast their opinions and resolutions.
    * aceptar una decisión = accept + decision.
    * adoptar una decisión = adopt + decision.
    * a favor de la decisión personal sobre el aborto = pro-choice.
    * afectar a una decisión = colour + decision, affect + decision.
    * alcanzar una decisión = arrive at + decision.
    * apoyo a la toma de decisiones = decision support.
    * árbol para la toma de decisiones = decision tree.
    * buena decisión = good judgement.
    * con decisión = decisively.
    * decisión arbitraria = arbitrary decision.
    * decisión con conocimiento de causa = informed decision.
    * decisión de adoptar = decision to adopt.
    * decisión de última hora = last-minute decision.
    * decisión fundada = informed decision.
    * decisión irrevocable = irrevocable decision.
    * decisión no unánime = split decision.
    * decisión permanente = permanent arrangement.
    * decisión precipitada ante un problema = crisis decision.
    * decisión sobre qué política de actuación seguir = policy decision.
    * delegar una decisión = delegate + decision.
    * imposibilidad de toma de decisiones = undecidability.
    * llegar a una decisión = arrive at + decision.
    * llevar a la práctica una decisión = implement + decision.
    * llevar a tomar una decisión = lead (up) to + decision.
    * mala decisión = bad judgement.
    * necesitar tomar cierto tipo de decisiones = require + judgement, require + an exercise of + judgement.
    * persona que toma la última decisión = decider.
    * por decisión propia = by choice.
    * posibilidad de toma de decisiones = decidability.
    * reclamar una decisión = appeal + decision.
    * regir una decisión = govern + decision.
    * responsable de tomar decisiones = decision maker [decision-maker].
    * ser decisión de + Nombre = be down to + Nombre.
    * sistema de apoyo a la toma de decisiones = decision support system, decision making system.
    * toma de decisiones = decision making [decision-making], decision taking.
    * toma de decisiones con conocimiento de causa = informed decision making.
    * toma de decisiones fundadas = informed decision making.
    * tomar decisión = make + choices.
    * tomar decisiones = exercise + judgement.
    * tomar decisiones con conocimiento de causa = make + informed decisions.
    * tomar decisiones fundadas = make + informed decisions.
    * tomar decisiones por alguien = take + decisions in + Posesivo + name.
    * tomar la decisión más acertada dadas las circunstancias = do + the best thing in the circumstances.
    * tomar las decisiones = call + the shots, be the boss, call + the tune, rule + the roost, set + the agenda.
    * tomar otra decisión = decision to the contrary.
    * tomar una decisión = make + decision, make + judgement, take + decision, reach + decision, make up + Posesivo + (own) mind, adopt + decision.
    * tomar una decisión sin conocer todos los datos = make + uninformed decision.
    * tomar una decisión sin consultar con nadie = take it upon + Reflexivo + to.

    * * *
    1 (acción) decision
    la decisión está en tus manos the decision is in your hands
    tienes que tomar una decisión you must make o take a decision, you must make your mind up
    no han podido llegar a una decisión they haven't been able to decide o reach a decision
    decisión DE + INF:
    su decisión de marcharse her decision to leave
    2 (cualidad) decisiveness, decision
    una mujer de decisión a decisive woman, a woman of decision
    3
    ( AmL) (en boxeo): ganó por decisión he won on points o by a decision
    * * *

     

    decisión sustantivo femenino


    su decisión de marcharse her decision to leave


    c) (AmL) ( en boxeo):

    ganó por decisión he won on points o by a decision

    decisión sustantivo femenino
    1 decision: es hora de tomar una decisión, it's time to make a decision
    2 (firmeza) decisiveness: entró en el despacho con decisión, he marched into the office
    ' decisión' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    acertada
    - acertado
    - cacicada
    - competer
    - comunicar
    - concernir
    - condicionante
    - contravenir
    - debilitar
    - decididamente
    - declararse
    - determinar
    - determinación
    - detrimento
    - ecuánime
    - enérgica
    - enérgico
    - final
    - impugnar
    - juicio
    - madurar
    - mando
    - pensar
    - posponer
    - precedente
    - prórroga
    - prorrogar
    - providencia
    - provocar
    - ratificar
    - resolución
    - sabia
    - sabio
    - salomónica
    - salomónico
    - terminante
    - última
    - último
    - unánime
    - unitaria
    - unitario
    - ventolera
    - acierto
    - adoptar
    - anunciar
    - apresurado
    - arbitraje
    - atinado
    - caliente
    - demorar
    English:
    accord
    - agonizing
    - ambit
    - appeal
    - arguable
    - astute
    - breathing space
    - clash
    - clean-cut
    - clear
    - contest
    - decide
    - decision
    - decision making
    - early
    - entail
    - far-reaching
    - fight
    - final
    - go against
    - govern
    - hasty
    - hinge on
    - ill-advised
    - make
    - override
    - overrule
    - pending
    - question
    - rash
    - rationale
    - resolve
    - reverse
    - ruling
    - second thought
    - sensible
    - shrewd
    - smart
    - snap
    - spur
    - stand by
    - take
    - unanimous
    - vital
    - wise
    - withhold
    - adamant
    - agonize
    - altogether
    - approve
    * * *
    1. [dictamen, resolución] decision;
    la decisión está en nuestras manos the decision is in our hands;
    la decisión de expulsarlo no depende de mí whether he should be expelled or not is not my decision;
    llegar a o [m5] alcanzar una decisión to arrive at o reach a decision;
    tomar una decisión to make o take a decision;
    tomó la decisión de no ir she decided not to go
    decisión judicial court ruling
    2. [firmeza de carácter] determination, resolve;
    [seguridad, resolución] decisiveness;
    actuar con decisión to act decisively;
    es una persona con muy poca decisión he's a very indecisive person
    * * *
    f
    1 decision;
    tomar una decisión make o take a decision
    2 fig
    decisiveness
    * * *
    decisión nf, pl - siones : decision, choice
    * * *
    1. (en general) decision
    2. (determinación) determination

    Spanish-English dictionary > decisión

  • 10 descubrir

    v.
    1 to discover.
    Elsa descubrió el escondite Elsa discovered the hiding place.
    2 to unveil (destapar) (estatua, placa).
    la entrevista nos descubrió otra faceta de su personalidad the interview revealed another aspect of his character
    descubrir el pastel (figurative) to let the cat out of the bag, to give the game away
    3 to discover, to find out (enterarse de).
    descubrió que su mujer lo engañaba he discovered o found out that his wife was cheating on him
    4 to give away.
    5 to uncover, to bare, to find out.
    Elsa descubre sus brazos Elsa uncovers her arms.
    6 to disclose, to bare, to expose, to reveal.
    Teo descubrió su secreto Teo disclosed his secret.
    * * *
    (pp descubierto,-a)
    1 (gen) to discover; (petróleo, oro, minas) to find; (conspiración) to uncover; (crimen) to bring to light
    2 (revelar) to reveal
    3 (averiguar) to find out, discover
    4 (delatar) to give away
    5 (divisar) to make out, see
    6 (destapar) to uncover
    1 (la cabeza) to take off one's hat
    2 figurado (abrirse) to open one's heart (a/con, to)
    3 (en boxeo) to lower one's guard
    * * *
    verb
    1) to discover, find out
    * * *
    ( pp descubierto)
    1. VT
    1) (=encontrar) [+ tesoro, tratamiento, persona oculta] to discover, find; [+ país, deportista] to discover

    descubra Bruselas, corazón de Europa — discover Brussels, the heart of Europe

    2) (=averiguar) [+ verdad] to find out, discover

    he descubierto la causa de su malhumorI've found out o discovered why he's in such a bad mood

    descubrió que era alérgica a las gambasshe found out o discovered she was allergic to prawns

    3) (=sacar a la luz) [+ conspiración, estafa] to uncover; [+ secreto, intenciones] to reveal

    nunca nos descubrirá sus secretos — he will never tell us his secrets, he will never reveal his secrets to us

    4) (=delatar) to give away
    5) (=destapar) [+ estatua, placa] to unveil; [+ cacerola] to take the lid off; [+ naipes] to turn over, lay up; [+ cara] to uncover

    descubrió la cara y su contrincante le asestó un derechazo en la mandíbula — he uncovered his face and his opponent landed a right on his jaw

    6) (=divisar) to make out
    7) liter (=transparentar) to reveal
    2.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) <tierras/sustancia/fenómeno> to discover; <oro/ruinas/cadáver> to discover, find; < virus> to identify
    b) <artista/atleta> to discover
    2)
    a) (enterarse de, averiguar) <razón/solución> to discover, find out; <complot/engaño> to uncover; < fraude> to detect
    b) < persona escondida> to find, track down
    c) < culpable> find... out
    d) ( delatar) to give... away
    3)
    a) <estatua/placa> to unveil
    b) (liter) ( dejar ver) <cuerpo/forma> to reveal
    c) ( revelar) <planes/intenciones> to reveal
    2.
    descubrirse v pron
    1) (refl) ( quitarse el sombrero) to take one's hat off; < rostro> to uncover

    me descubro!I take my hat off to you/him/them

    2) ( delatarse) to give oneself away
    * * *
    = dig up, discover, find out, unlock, spy, uncover, unearth, find, come to + light, unveil, ferret out, unfurl, lay + bare, tease apart, bare, suss (out).
    Ex. The list of changed headings is almost literally endless if you have the patience to dig them all up.
    Ex. This, in turn, depends upon users and user interests, and it may be necessary to conduct a survey to discover or update the profile of user interests.
    Ex. For example, a person can consult the system holdings files to find out whether a library in the network owns a copy of the document.
    Ex. NTIS is a key partner in unlocking the world's technology.
    Ex. She spied Asadorian in earnest converse with McSpadden.
    Ex. It requires an extraordinarily astute librarian to uncover this shortcoming at the interview stage.
    Ex. Librarians also provide some assistance with that most familiar and awkward-to-handle enquiry from library users concerning the possible value of Grandpa's old Bible or other old book unearthed in the attic during a clear-out.
    Ex. His trial came up in July 1892 and by then the city accountant had found that over $9,000 had been misappropriated.
    Ex. A further disquieting feature which came to light was the number of people who did not approach staff for help.
    Ex. Here is an institution which knows, neither rank nor wealth within its walls, which stops the ignorant peer or the ignorant monarch at its threshold, and declines to unveil to him its treasures, or to waste time upon him, and yet welcomes the workman according to his knowledge or thirst for knowledge.
    Ex. As a rule analysts are left on their own to ferret out useful and appropriate areas to be investigated.
    Ex. This volume is in fact three books shuffled together under one luscious cover, unfurling as a fantasia on technique that explores, among other things, Mau's riffs on modernism.
    Ex. The aim of this article is to lay bare the causes of this state of affairs.
    Ex. The author and his colleagues embarked on a series of studies to tease apart hereditary and environmental factors thought to be implicated in schizophrenia.
    Ex. The judge ruled that a magazine that published a photograph of a woman baring her breasts at a pig roast did not intrude on her privacy.
    Ex. He was incredulous when he sussed that the noises came from bona-fide gibbons.
    ----
    * descubrir Algo = make + a discovery.
    * descubrir el pastel = blow + the gaff, spill + the beans, let + the cat out of the bag.
    * descubrir una mina de oro = strike + gold, hit + the jackpot.
    * descubrir un secreto = spill + the beans, blow + the gaff, let + the cat out of the bag.
    * posibilidad de descubrir = discoverability.
    * sin descubrir = undiscovered.
    * volver a descubrir = rediscover.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) <tierras/sustancia/fenómeno> to discover; <oro/ruinas/cadáver> to discover, find; < virus> to identify
    b) <artista/atleta> to discover
    2)
    a) (enterarse de, averiguar) <razón/solución> to discover, find out; <complot/engaño> to uncover; < fraude> to detect
    b) < persona escondida> to find, track down
    c) < culpable> find... out
    d) ( delatar) to give... away
    3)
    a) <estatua/placa> to unveil
    b) (liter) ( dejar ver) <cuerpo/forma> to reveal
    c) ( revelar) <planes/intenciones> to reveal
    2.
    descubrirse v pron
    1) (refl) ( quitarse el sombrero) to take one's hat off; < rostro> to uncover

    me descubro!I take my hat off to you/him/them

    2) ( delatarse) to give oneself away
    * * *
    = dig up, discover, find out, unlock, spy, uncover, unearth, find, come to + light, unveil, ferret out, unfurl, lay + bare, tease apart, bare, suss (out).

    Ex: The list of changed headings is almost literally endless if you have the patience to dig them all up.

    Ex: This, in turn, depends upon users and user interests, and it may be necessary to conduct a survey to discover or update the profile of user interests.
    Ex: For example, a person can consult the system holdings files to find out whether a library in the network owns a copy of the document.
    Ex: NTIS is a key partner in unlocking the world's technology.
    Ex: She spied Asadorian in earnest converse with McSpadden.
    Ex: It requires an extraordinarily astute librarian to uncover this shortcoming at the interview stage.
    Ex: Librarians also provide some assistance with that most familiar and awkward-to-handle enquiry from library users concerning the possible value of Grandpa's old Bible or other old book unearthed in the attic during a clear-out.
    Ex: His trial came up in July 1892 and by then the city accountant had found that over $9,000 had been misappropriated.
    Ex: A further disquieting feature which came to light was the number of people who did not approach staff for help.
    Ex: Here is an institution which knows, neither rank nor wealth within its walls, which stops the ignorant peer or the ignorant monarch at its threshold, and declines to unveil to him its treasures, or to waste time upon him, and yet welcomes the workman according to his knowledge or thirst for knowledge.
    Ex: As a rule analysts are left on their own to ferret out useful and appropriate areas to be investigated.
    Ex: This volume is in fact three books shuffled together under one luscious cover, unfurling as a fantasia on technique that explores, among other things, Mau's riffs on modernism.
    Ex: The aim of this article is to lay bare the causes of this state of affairs.
    Ex: The author and his colleagues embarked on a series of studies to tease apart hereditary and environmental factors thought to be implicated in schizophrenia.
    Ex: The judge ruled that a magazine that published a photograph of a woman baring her breasts at a pig roast did not intrude on her privacy.
    Ex: He was incredulous when he sussed that the noises came from bona-fide gibbons.
    * descubrir Algo = make + a discovery.
    * descubrir el pastel = blow + the gaff, spill + the beans, let + the cat out of the bag.
    * descubrir una mina de oro = strike + gold, hit + the jackpot.
    * descubrir un secreto = spill + the beans, blow + the gaff, let + the cat out of the bag.
    * posibilidad de descubrir = discoverability.
    * sin descubrir = undiscovered.
    * volver a descubrir = rediscover.

    * * *
    vt
    A
    1 ‹tierras/sustancia/fenómeno› to discover; ‹oro/ruinas/cadáver› to discover, find
    en los análisis han descubierto unos anticuerpos extraños the tests have revealed o ( BrE) shown up the presence of unusual antibodies
    todavía no se ha descubierto el virus causante de la enfermedad the virus responsible for causing the disease has not yet been identified
    durante mi investigación descubrí este expediente in the course of my research I discovered o unearthed this dossier
    he descubierto un restaurante fabuloso cerca de aquí I've discovered a wonderful restaurant nearby
    2 ‹artista/atleta› to discover
    B
    1 (enterarse de, averiguar) to discover, find out
    descubrió que lo habían engañado he discovered o found out that he had been tricked
    aún no se han descubierto las causas del accidente the causes of the accident have not yet been established
    el complot fue descubierto a tiempo the plot was uncovered in time
    descubrieron el fraude cuando ya era demasiado tarde the fraud was detected when it was already too late
    en momentos como éstos descubres quiénes son los verdaderos amigos it's at times like these that you find out who your real friends are
    2 ‹persona escondida› to find, track down
    3 ‹culpable› find … out
    no dijo nada por miedo a que lo descubrieran he said nothing for fear that he might be found out
    4 (delatar) to give … away
    la carta los descubrió the letter gave them away
    estamos preparando una fiesta para Pilar, no nos descubras we're arranging a party for Pilar, so don't give the game away
    C
    1 ‹estatua/placa› to unveil
    2 ( liter) (dejar ver) ‹cuerpo/forma› to reveal
    3 (revelar) ‹planes/intenciones› to reveal
    A ( refl) (quitarse el sombrero) to take one's hat off; ‹rostro› to uncover
    se descubrió el brazo para enseñar las cicatrices he pulled up his sleeve to show the scars
    ¡me descubro! I take my hat off to you/him/them
    B (delatarse) to give oneself away
    * * *

     

    descubrir ( conjugate descubrir) verbo transitivo
    1tierras/oro/artista to discover
    2
    a) (enterarse de, averiguar) ‹razón/solución to discover, find out;

    complot/engaño to uncover;
    fraude to detect

    c) culpablefind … out

    d) ( delatar) to give … away

    3
    a)estatua/placa to unveil

    b) ( revelar) ‹planes/intenciones to reveal

    descubrir verbo transitivo
    1 (algo oculto o ignorado) to discover
    (un plan secreto) to uncover
    (oro, petróleo, etc) to find
    2 (algo tapado) to uncover, (una placa conmemorativa) to unveil
    3 (enterarse) to find out: descubrió que no era hija de su padre, she found out that she wasn't her father's daughter
    4 (revelar, manifestar) to give away
    ' descubrir' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    adivinar
    - delatar
    - desvelar
    - encontrarse
    - hallar
    - instigación
    - sacar
    - coger
    - destapar
    - encontrar
    English:
    bare
    - bean
    - call
    - detect
    - dig out
    - discover
    - expose
    - find
    - find out
    - search out
    - see
    - show up
    - smell out
    - strike
    - uncover
    - unveil
    - cat
    - divine
    - ferret
    - rediscover
    - spot
    - spy
    - trace
    - unearth
    * * *
    vt
    1. [hallar] to discover;
    [petróleo] to strike, to find; [oro, plutonio] to find; [nuevas tierras, artista, novedad científica] to discover;
    no han descubierto la causa de su enfermedad they haven't discovered the cause of his illness;
    callejeando descubrimos un bar irlandés we came across an Irish bar as we wandered about the streets;
    la policía descubrió al secuestrador the police found the kidnapper;
    Fam Hum
    ¡has descubierto América! you've reinvented the wheel
    2. [destapar] [estatua, placa] to unveil;
    [complot, parte del cuerpo] to uncover; [cualidades, defectos] to reveal;
    los periodistas descubrieron un caso de estafa the reporters uncovered a case of fraud;
    la entrevista nos descubrió otra faceta de su personalidad the interview revealed another aspect of his character;
    descubrir el pastel to let the cat out of the bag, to give the game away
    3. [enterarse de] to discover, to find out;
    ¿qué has conseguido descubrir? what have you managed to find out?;
    descubrió que su mujer lo engañaba he discovered o found out that his wife was cheating on him
    4. [vislumbrar] to spot, to spy
    5. [delatar] to give away;
    una indiscreción la descubrió an indiscreet remark gave her away
    * * *
    <part descubierto> v/t
    1 territorio, cura etc discover
    2 ( averiguar) discover, find out
    3 poner de manifiesto uncover, reveal; estatua unveil
    * * *
    descubrir {2} vt
    1) hallar: to discover, to find out
    2) revelar: to uncover, to reveal
    * * *
    1. (encontrar, hallar) to discover
    2. (averiguar, enterarse) to find out [pt. & pp. found]

    Spanish-English dictionary > descubrir

  • 11 desenmascarar

    v.
    to unmask.
    * * *
    1 to unmask
    * * *
    VT (lit) to unmask; (fig) to unmask, expose
    * * *
    verbo transitivo <bandido/encapuchado> to unmask; <estafador/culpable> to expose, unmask
    * * *
    = unmask, debunk, uncover.
    Ex. The author suggests that ' unmasking' technology - looking beyond its glitz and power - should begin with an honest assessment of 3 essential components: librarians' attitudes, users' attitudes, and librarians' values.
    Ex. Process reengineering is in the debunking phase of its life cycle - an evolutionary pattern in which management ideas and techniques are first presented as panaceas for business success and subsequently debunked as worthless.
    Ex. It requires an extraordinarily astute librarian to uncover this shortcoming at the interview stage.
    ----
    * desenmascarar a Alguien = blow + Posesivo + cover.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo <bandido/encapuchado> to unmask; <estafador/culpable> to expose, unmask
    * * *
    = unmask, debunk, uncover.

    Ex: The author suggests that ' unmasking' technology - looking beyond its glitz and power - should begin with an honest assessment of 3 essential components: librarians' attitudes, users' attitudes, and librarians' values.

    Ex: Process reengineering is in the debunking phase of its life cycle - an evolutionary pattern in which management ideas and techniques are first presented as panaceas for business success and subsequently debunked as worthless.
    Ex: It requires an extraordinarily astute librarian to uncover this shortcoming at the interview stage.
    * desenmascarar a Alguien = blow + Posesivo + cover.

    * * *
    vt
    1 ‹bandido/encapuchado› to unmask
    2 ‹estafador/culpable› to expose, unmask
    * * *

    desenmascarar verbo transitivo
    1 (los sentimientos, las intenciones) to expose, unmask: desenmascararon al culpable del asesinato, they revealed the identity of the murderer
    2 (quitar la máscara) to unmask
    ' desenmascarar' also found in these entries:
    English:
    expose
    - unmask
    - cover
    * * *
    [descubrir] to unmask;
    un empleado del banco logró desenmascarar al atracador a bank employee managed to remove the robber's mask;
    desenmascarar al culpable to unmask o expose the culprit
    * * *
    v/t fig
    unmask, expose
    * * *
    : to unmask, to expose

    Spanish-English dictionary > desenmascarar

  • 12 escoba

    f.
    broom.
    pres.indicat.
    3rd person singular (él/ella/ello) present indicative of spanish verb: escobar.
    imperat.
    2nd person singular (tú) Imperative of Spanish verb: escobar.
    * * *
    1 brush, broom
    \
    estar como una escoba familiar to be as thin as a rake
    pasar la escoba to sweep up
    no vender una escoba familiar not to sell a thing
    * * *
    1. SF
    1) [para barrer] broom, brush
    2) (Bot) broom
    2.
    SMF (Dep) sweeper
    * * *
    1) ( para barrer) broom; ( de bruja) broomstick

    no vender una escoba — to get nowhere, to achieve nothing

    escoba nueva barre bien — (CS) a new broom sweeps clean

    2) ( en naipes) tb

    escoba de quincecard game in which players try to combine cards to total 15 points

    3) (Bot) broom
    * * *
    = broom.
    Ex. Curling, a version of bowls, but played on ice and involving the astute application of brooms, is a sport in which Scotland is a world leader.
    ----
    * palo de (la) escoba = broomstick.
    * * *
    1) ( para barrer) broom; ( de bruja) broomstick

    no vender una escoba — to get nowhere, to achieve nothing

    escoba nueva barre bien — (CS) a new broom sweeps clean

    2) ( en naipes) tb

    escoba de quincecard game in which players try to combine cards to total 15 points

    3) (Bot) broom
    * * *

    Ex: Curling, a version of bowls, but played on ice and involving the astute application of brooms, is a sport in which Scotland is a world leader.

    * palo de (la) escoba = broomstick.

    * * *
    A (para barrer) broom; (de bruja) broomstick
    no vender una escoba to get nowhere, to achieve nothing
    escoba nueva barre bien (CS); a new broom sweeps clean
    Compuesto:
    rake
    C ( Bot) broom
    D
    ( Chi fam) (desastre): quedó la escoba it was a disaster
    dejó la escoba he caused chaos o an uproar
    * * *

     

    escoba sustantivo femenino ( para barrer) broom;
    ( de bruja) broomstick
    escoba sustantivo femenino broom, brush
    ' escoba' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    escobilla
    - barrer
    - palo
    English:
    broom
    - broomstick
    - brush
    - chase away
    - handle
    - sweep
    * * *
    escoba nf
    1. [para barrer] broom;
    pasar la escoba to sweep (up);
    ¿has pasado la escoba por la cocina? have you swept the kitchen?;
    Fam
    no vender una escoba to get nowhere;
    escoba nueva barre bien a new broom sweeps clean
    2. [juego de cartas] = type of card game
    3. [arbusto] broom
    * * *
    f broom
    * * *
    escoba nf
    : broom
    * * *
    1. (para barrer) broom
    2. (de una bruja) broomstick

    Spanish-English dictionary > escoba

  • 13 espolón

    adj.
    astute.
    m.
    1 stem of a ship, stem.
    2 spur, sharp horny protuberance on the leg of various birds and particularly the rooster, spur of the rooster, spur of the cock.
    3 chilblain, calcar, skin inflammation caused by exposure to cold and moisture, spurlike process.
    4 dewclaw, functionless claw of some animals.
    5 breakwater, groyne, groin, small jetty extending from the shore to prevent erosion caused by water.
    6 fetlock.
    7 ram.
    8 cutwater, reinforcement on a bridge's column for protection against water erosion.
    * * *
    1 (de ave) spur
    3 (de nave) ram
    4 (malecón) sea wall
    5 familiar (sabañón) chilblain
    \
    * * *
    1. SM
    1) (Zool) [de gallo] spur; [de caballo] fetlock
    2) (Geog) spur ( of a mountain range)
    3) (Náut) (=proa) stem; [para atacar] ram
    4) (=malecón) sea wall, dike; (=contrafuerte) buttress; [de puente] cutwater
    5) (=paseo) promenade
    6) (Med) * chilblain
    2.
    ADJ And * (=astuto) sharp, astute
    * * *
    1) ( de ave) spur
    2) ( de puente) cutwater; ( malecón) breakwater
    3) (Geog) spur
    * * *
    = spur.
    Ex. The length of the spurs will give some idea of the age of the bird.
    * * *
    1) ( de ave) spur
    2) ( de puente) cutwater; ( malecón) breakwater
    3) (Geog) spur
    * * *
    = spur.

    Ex: The length of the spurs will give some idea of the age of the bird.

    * * *
    C ( Chi) (arpón) harpoon
    D
    1 (de un puente) cutwater
    2 (malecón) breakwater
    E ( Geog) spur
    * * *

    espolón sustantivo masculino spur
    * * *
    1. [de ave] spur
    2. [de caballo] fetlock
    3. [de sierra, montaña] spur
    4. Arquit buttress
    5. [muro de contención] [de mar] sea wall, dike;
    [de río] Br embankment, US levee
    6. Náut [de proa] ram
    * * *
    m
    1 de ave spur; de caballo fetlock
    2 ARQUI buttress
    3 MED
    :
    * * *
    espolón nm, pl - lones : spur (of poultry), fetlock (of a horse)

    Spanish-English dictionary > espolón

  • 14 inteligente

    adj.
    intelligent (gen) & (computing).
    f. & m.
    intelligent person.
    * * *
    1 intelligent
    2 (edificio) smart
    * * *
    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) [persona, animal, pregunta, comentario] intelligent

    ¿hay vida inteligente en Marte? — is there intelligent life on Mars?

    2) (Inform) intelligent; [misil, edificio, tarjeta] smart
    * * *
    a) ( dotado de inteligencia) <animal/ser> intelligent
    b) ( de inteligencia superior) < persona> intelligent, clever; < perro> intelligent
    c) <ordenador/armas> smart
    * * *
    = bright [brighter -comp., brightest -sup.], clever [cleverer -comp., cleverest -sup.], gifted, intelligent, sage [sager -comp., sagest -sup.], smart [smarter -comp., smartest -sup.], enlightened, brainy [brainier -comp., brainiest -sup.], talented.
    Ex. It is clear to me that we must be attracting the best, the brightest and the most creative students possible.
    Ex. It is readily possible to construct a machine which will manipulate premises in accordance with formal logic, simply by the clever use of relay circuits.
    Ex. She must try to convince him that no single individual, no matter how gifted, can any longer grasp the innumerable facets of modern corporate effort.
    Ex. BLAISE offers two packages for offline editing on intelligent terminals.
    Ex. The proponents of expediency could couch their arguments in terms of cost effectiveness, coupled with sage assurances that the flexibilities possible with machine processing would obviate most of the problems not addressed.
    Ex. They tend to think that they would be exposing ignorance such smart people are not supposed to have if they ask a question of the reference staff.
    Ex. Even in prisons nowadays the enlightened gaoler aims at more than custodial retention: he aims at education.
    Ex. It has been said that, with this show, a canny critic inaugurated the enticingly slick and brainy strain of 1980s art.
    Ex. It is a well-known fact that they're grossly deficient in identifiying talented minority children, and, for that matter, girls.
    ----
    * agente inteligente = intelligent search agent, search agent.
    * agente inteligente de compras = shopping agent.
    * búsqueda inteligente = savvy searching.
    * de un modo inteligente = intelligently.
    * extracción inteligente de datos = data mining.
    * hacer más inteligente = smarten.
    * hacerse más inteligente = smarten up.
    * poco inteligente = unintelligent.
    * semiinteligente = semi-intelligent.
    * ser inteligente = be talented, intelligent being.
    * sistema inteligente = intelligent system.
    * software inteligente = intelligent software.
    * tarjeta inteligente = smart card [smartcard].
    * terminal inteligente = intelligent terminal.
    * * *
    a) ( dotado de inteligencia) <animal/ser> intelligent
    b) ( de inteligencia superior) < persona> intelligent, clever; < perro> intelligent
    c) <ordenador/armas> smart
    * * *
    = bright [brighter -comp., brightest -sup.], clever [cleverer -comp., cleverest -sup.], gifted, intelligent, sage [sager -comp., sagest -sup.], smart [smarter -comp., smartest -sup.], enlightened, brainy [brainier -comp., brainiest -sup.], talented.

    Ex: It is clear to me that we must be attracting the best, the brightest and the most creative students possible.

    Ex: It is readily possible to construct a machine which will manipulate premises in accordance with formal logic, simply by the clever use of relay circuits.
    Ex: She must try to convince him that no single individual, no matter how gifted, can any longer grasp the innumerable facets of modern corporate effort.
    Ex: BLAISE offers two packages for offline editing on intelligent terminals.
    Ex: The proponents of expediency could couch their arguments in terms of cost effectiveness, coupled with sage assurances that the flexibilities possible with machine processing would obviate most of the problems not addressed.
    Ex: They tend to think that they would be exposing ignorance such smart people are not supposed to have if they ask a question of the reference staff.
    Ex: Even in prisons nowadays the enlightened gaoler aims at more than custodial retention: he aims at education.
    Ex: It has been said that, with this show, a canny critic inaugurated the enticingly slick and brainy strain of 1980s art.
    Ex: It is a well-known fact that they're grossly deficient in identifiying talented minority children, and, for that matter, girls.
    * agente inteligente = intelligent search agent, search agent.
    * agente inteligente de compras = shopping agent.
    * búsqueda inteligente = savvy searching.
    * de un modo inteligente = intelligently.
    * extracción inteligente de datos = data mining.
    * hacer más inteligente = smarten.
    * hacerse más inteligente = smarten up.
    * poco inteligente = unintelligent.
    * semiinteligente = semi-intelligent.
    * ser inteligente = be talented, intelligent being.
    * sistema inteligente = intelligent system.
    * software inteligente = intelligent software.
    * tarjeta inteligente = smart card [smartcard].
    * terminal inteligente = intelligent terminal.

    * * *
    1 (dotado de inteligencia) ‹animal/ser› intelligent
    2 (dotado de una inteligencia superior) ‹hombre/mujer› intelligent, clever; ‹niño› intelligent, clever, bright; ‹perro› intelligent
    3 ‹terminal/ordenador› smart; ‹armas› smart
    * * *

     

    inteligente adjetivo
    intelligent;
    persona intelligent, clever
    inteligente adjetivo intelligent
    ' inteligente' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    alcornoque
    - bastante
    - bruta
    - bruto
    - capaz
    - dentro
    - fina
    - fino
    - limitada
    - limitado
    - mollera
    - parar
    - tan
    - tía
    - corto
    - hábil
    - habiloso
    - inteligencia
    - listo
    - más
    - parecer
    - qué
    English:
    astute
    - bright
    - canny
    - clever
    - intelligent
    - more
    - smart
    - sort
    - enlightened
    - may
    - no
    - unintelligent
    * * *
    1. [que piensa] intelligent
    2. [con mucha inteligencia] intelligent
    3. Informát [sistema, edificio] intelligent;
    [tarjeta, bomba] smart
    * * *
    adj intelligent
    * * *
    : intelligent
    * * *
    inteligente adj intelligent

    Spanish-English dictionary > inteligente

  • 15 izquierda

    adj.&f.
    feminine of IZQUIERDO.
    f.
    1 left (lado).
    a la izquierda (de) on o to the left (of)
    girar a la izquierda to turn left
    2 left hand (mano).
    3 left (wing) (politics).
    4 left wing, left, left-wing party.
    5 leftism, left-wing tendency.
    * * *
    1 (mano) left hand; (pierna) left leg
    2 PLÍTICA the left
    \
    girar a la izquierda to turn left
    ser de izquierdas to be left-wing
    * * *
    1. noun f. 2. f., (m. - izquierdo)
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=mano) left hand; (=lado) left, left-hand side

    el árbol de la izquierdathe tree on the left o on the left-hand side

    cero 1)
    2) (Pol)

    Izquierda UnidaSpanish coalition of left-wing parties

    * * *
    1)
    b) ( lado) left

    la puerta de la izquierda — the door on the left, the left-hand door

    izquierda, ar! — (Mil) by the left, quick march!

    2) (Pol) left

    de izquierda or (Esp) de izquierdas — left-wing

    * * *
    (n.) = left hand
    Ex. Entry words may be aligned in a centre column or in a left hand column.
    * * *
    1)
    b) ( lado) left

    la puerta de la izquierda — the door on the left, the left-hand door

    izquierda, ar! — (Mil) by the left, quick march!

    2) (Pol) left

    de izquierda or (Esp) de izquierdas — left-wing

    * * *
    la izquierda
    = left wing, the

    Ex: Politically, the right wing favours private cultural initiative; the left wing wants state involvement in the arts.

    (n.) = left hand

    Ex: Entry words may be aligned in a centre column or in a left hand column.

    * * *
    A
    1
    (mano izquierda): la izquierda the left hand
    2 (lado) left
    la puerta de la izquierda the door on the left o on the left-hand side, the left-hand door
    ¡izquierda, ar! ( Mil) by the left, quick march!
    a la izquierda pueden ver la catedral to o on the left you can see the cathedral
    el coche torció a la izquierda the car turned left
    se colocó a la izquierda de su padre he stood to the left of his father o on his father's left
    ahí enfrente a la izquierda over there on the left
    conducen por la izquierda they drive on the left
    B ( Pol) left
    de izquierda or ( Esp) de izquierdas left-wing
    * * *

     

    izquierda sustantivo femenino
    1


    b) ( lado) left;


    torció a la izquierda he turned left;
    ahí enfrente a la izquierda over there on the left;
    conducen por la izquierda they drive on the left
    2 (Pol) left;
    de izquierda or (Esp) de izquierdas left-wing
    izquierdo,-a
    I adjetivo left
    mano/pierna izquierda, left hand/leg
    II sustantivo femenino
    1 (mano) left hand
    2 (lado) la izquierda, the left
    está a la izquierda, it's on the left
    está a tu izquierda, it's on your left
    torcer a la izquierda, to turn left
    el de la izquierda, the one on the left
    3 Pol the left
    una política/un partido de izquierda(s), a left-wing policy/party
    ser de izquierda(s), to have left-wing views
    ♦ Locuciones: ser un cero a la izquierda, to be useless o a nobody
    tener mano izquierda, to be astute o clever
    ' izquierda' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    A
    - cero
    - circular
    - doblar
    - girar
    - izquierdo
    - mano
    - subir
    - torcer
    - conducir
    - conforme
    - extremo
    - rojo
    English:
    bear
    - far
    - hand
    - in
    - keep to
    - last
    - left
    - left-hand
    - left-wing
    - move
    - on
    - one
    - port
    - side
    - to
    - turn
    - filter
    - inside
    - keep
    - make
    - outside
    - take
    - top
    - up
    - veer
    * * *
    nf
    1. [contrario de derecha] left, left-hand side;
    el de la izquierda es mi primo the person on the left is my cousin;
    a la izquierda (de) on o to the left (of);
    la primera bocacalle a la izquierda the first turning on the left;
    a mi/vuestra izquierda on my/your left(-hand side);
    a su izquierda el Ayuntamiento on your left is the Town o US City Hall;
    girar a la izquierda to turn left;
    de la izquierda on the left;
    por la izquierda on the left
    2. [en política] left (wing);
    la izquierda the left;
    un partido de Esp [m5] izquierdas o Am [m5] izquierda a left-wing party;
    ser de Esp [m5] izquierdas o Am [m5] izquierda to be left-wing
    3. [mano] left hand;
    [pierna] left foot;
    marcó con la izquierda he scored with his left foot
    4. [puerta]
    el segundo izquierda Br the left-hand flat on the second floor, US the left-hand apartment on the third floor
    interj
    [orden militar] left wheel!
    * * *
    f tb
    POL left;
    por la izquierda on the left
    * * *
    : left
    * * *
    1. (en general) left
    2. (mano) left hand
    3. (pierna) left leg

    Spanish-English dictionary > izquierda

  • 16 izquierdo

    adj.
    left-hand, nigh, left.
    * * *
    1 left
    * * *
    (f. - izquierda)
    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) [gen] left

    metió el balón por el lado izquierdo del portero — he placed the ball to the goalkeeper's left, he placed the ball left of the goalkeeper

    2) (=zurdo) left-handed
    * * *
    - da adjetivo left (before n)
    * * *
    = left.
    Ex. Question marks on the extreme left of the printout are prompts from the host computer.
    ----
    * a la izquierda = at the left.
    * alineado a la izquierda = left-justified.
    * cero a la izquierda = cipher, non-entity, zilch.
    * comillas de la izquierda = left-hand quotation mark.
    * de izquierdas = left-wing, leftist, lefty.
    * esquina de la izquierda = left hand corner.
    * esquina inferior izquierda = left bottom corner, bottom left.
    * esquina superior izquierda = top left corner, upper left corner, top left-hand corner.
    * extremo inferior izquierdo = lower left.
    * flechas de desplazamiento del cursor hacia la izquierda/derecha = left/right arrows.
    * hacia la izquierda = leftwards, leftward.
    * hemisferio cerebral izquierdo = left cerebral hemisphere.
    * hemisferio izquierdo = left hemisphere.
    * izquierda = left hand.
    * izquierda, la = left wing, the.
    * jugar de ala izquierda = play + the left wing.
    * lado izquierdo, el = left side, the.
    * la parte superior izquierda de = the upper left of.
    * levantarse con el pie izquierdo = wake up on + the wrong side of the bed, get up on + the wrong side of the bed.
    * margen izquierdo = left margin.
    * partido de izquierdas = left-wing party.
    * retrovisor izquierdo = side-view mirror.
    * ser de la izquierda = be of the left.
    * truncamiento hacia la izquierda = left-hand truncation.
    * * *
    - da adjetivo left (before n)
    * * *
    = left.

    Ex: Question marks on the extreme left of the printout are prompts from the host computer.

    * a la izquierda = at the left.
    * alineado a la izquierda = left-justified.
    * cero a la izquierda = cipher, non-entity, zilch.
    * comillas de la izquierda = left-hand quotation mark.
    * de izquierdas = left-wing, leftist, lefty.
    * esquina de la izquierda = left hand corner.
    * esquina inferior izquierda = left bottom corner, bottom left.
    * esquina superior izquierda = top left corner, upper left corner, top left-hand corner.
    * extremo inferior izquierdo = lower left.
    * flechas de desplazamiento del cursor hacia la izquierda/derecha = left/right arrows.
    * hacia la izquierda = leftwards, leftward.
    * hemisferio cerebral izquierdo = left cerebral hemisphere.
    * hemisferio izquierdo = left hemisphere.
    * izquierda = left hand.
    * izquierda, la = left wing, the.
    * jugar de ala izquierda = play + the left wing.
    * lado izquierdo, el = left side, the.
    * la parte superior izquierda de = the upper left of.
    * levantarse con el pie izquierdo = wake up on + the wrong side of the bed, get up on + the wrong side of the bed.
    * margen izquierdo = left margin.
    * partido de izquierdas = left-wing party.
    * retrovisor izquierdo = side-view mirror.
    * ser de la izquierda = be of the left.
    * truncamiento hacia la izquierda = left-hand truncation.

    * * *
    left ( before n)
    tiene el lado izquierdo paralizado his left side is paralized
    en la margen izquierda del río on the left bank of the river
    mano1 (↑ mano (1))
    * * *

    izquierdo
    ◊ -da adjetivo

    left ( before n)
    izquierdo,-a
    I adjetivo left
    mano/pierna izquierda, left hand/leg
    II sustantivo femenino
    1 (mano) left hand
    2 (lado) la izquierda, the left
    está a la izquierda, it's on the left
    está a tu izquierda, it's on your left
    torcer a la izquierda, to turn left
    el de la izquierda, the one on the left
    3 Pol the left
    una política/un partido de izquierda(s), a left-wing policy/party
    ser de izquierda(s), to have left-wing views
    ♦ Locuciones: ser un cero a la izquierda, to be useless o a nobody
    tener mano izquierda, to be astute o clever

    ' izquierdo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    izq.
    - izqda.
    - izqdo.
    - izquierda
    - levantarse
    - siniestra
    - siniestro
    - extremo
    English:
    bed
    - left
    - that
    * * *
    izquierdo, -a adj
    left;
    mano/pierna izquierda left hand/leg;
    el margen izquierdo the left-hand margin;
    a mano izquierda on the left-hand side
    * * *
    adj left
    * * *
    izquierdo, -da adj
    : left
    * * *
    izquierdo adj left

    Spanish-English dictionary > izquierdo

  • 17 líder mundial

    f. & m.
    world leader.
    * * *
    (n.) = world leader
    Ex. Curling, a version of bowls, but played on ice and involving the astute application of brooms, is a sport in which Scotland is a world leader.
    * * *

    Ex: Curling, a version of bowls, but played on ice and involving the astute application of brooms, is a sport in which Scotland is a world leader.

    Spanish-English dictionary > líder mundial

  • 18 persona

    f.
    1 person (individuo).
    vinieron varias personas several people came
    cien personas a hundred people
    en persona in person
    por persona per head
    ser buena persona to be a good person o sort
    persona mayor adult, grown-up
    persona non grata persona non grata
    2 party (law).
    persona física private individual
    persona jurídica legal entity o person
    3 person (grammar).
    la segunda persona del singular the second person singular
    * * *
    1 person
    \
    en persona in person
    persona física individual
    persona jurídica legal entity
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=individuo) person

    en persona — in person, in the flesh

    por persona — per person

    dos dólares por persona — two dollars per person, two dollars a head

    tercera persona — third party

    persona de edad — elderly person, senior citizen

    persona de historia dubious individual

    persona no grata, persona non grata — persona non grata

    personas realesfrm royalty sing, king and queen

    2) (Jur)
    3) (Ling) person
    4) (Rel)
    PERSONA Mientras que persona en singular se traduce por person, el plural tiene dos traducciones: people y persons. People es la forma más utilizada, ya que persons se emplea solamente en el lenguaje formal o técnico. Las dos formas llevan el verbo en plural: Acaban de llegar tres personas preguntando por un tal Sr. Oliva Three people have just arrived asking for a Mr Oliva "Peso máximo: 8 personas" "Weight limit: 8 persons" Para otros usos y ejemplos ver la entrada
    * * *
    1)
    a) ( ser humano) person

    carga máxima: ocho personas — maximum capacity: eight persons

    ¿cuántas personas tiene a su cargo? — how many people do you have reporting to you?

    las personas interesadas... — all those interested...

    en persona<ir/presentarse> in person

    la tarea recayó en la persona de... — the task was allocated to...

    por persona: 20 dólares por persona 20 dollars a head; sólo se venden dos entradas por persona — you can only get two tickets per person

    2) (Ling) person
    * * *
    = fellow, figure, hand, individual, man [men, -pl.], party, person, character, chap, self.
    Ex. From the skimming he had given their writings he knew that something like a chemical agent was working in Balzac's defenseless mind, and that the hapless fellow was trying not to succumb to it.
    Ex. Much potentially valuable historical material is lost to posterity because of the attitude to the collection of primary sources which always gives pride of place to the ephemeral as long as it is compiled by a well-known figure.
    Ex. Even with such a limitation and many later supplementations by various hands, by way of addition, correction and amplification, it falls far short of completeness.
    Ex. Note that these provisions do not include research reports which have been prepared within a government agency but specifically authored by an individual = Nótese que estas disposiciones no afectan a informes de investigaciones procedentes de una agencia gubernamental aunque realizados concretamente por un individuo.
    Ex. No less prestigious an authority than a Royal Commission was appointed to inquire into the charges brought against the man principally responsible for that volume.
    Ex. Enter a brief, plea, or other formal record of one party to a case under the heading for that party.
    Ex. Apart from the names of subjects, the names of corporate bodies, persons, chemicals, trade products, and trade names are some other possibilities.
    Ex. All the same, I think the incident improbable because he has been represented up till then as a cold, careful character.
    Ex. In practice, however, such democratic attitudes among the mighty seem to have as little effect on the behaviour of those who serve them as did the remark made by King George V at his Jubilee in 1935, 'I'm really quite an ordinary sort of chap'.
    Ex. Education should relate more effectively to personal development, to individual coping and to the development of the free self.
    ----
    * a cargo de una sola persona = one-man band.
    * Algo a cargo de una sola persona = one-person operation.
    * algunas personas = some people.
    * atendido por varias personas = multi-staffed.
    * biografía de personas célebres = celebrity biography.
    * círculo de personas afines e influyentes = network.
    * como persona que = as one who.
    * conjunto de personas que reciben un servicio = constituency.
    * contra toda persona = all comers.
    * crucial para la vida de una persona = lifesaving.
    * cualquier otra persona = anybody else.
    * cualquier persona = anyone, any Tom, Dick or Harry.
    * cuidados para personas de la tercera edad = elderly care, elder care [eldercare].
    * cuidados para personas mayores = elderly care, elder care [eldercare].
    * de persona = personal.
    * de personas con autoridad moral = authoritative.
    * de primera persona = first-person.
    * de una sola persona = one-man.
    * dirigido a las personas = people-centred, people-oriented.
    * dominio de las personas con más edad = senior power.
    * el consejo de otra persona = a second opinion.
    * el sueño de toda persona = the stuff dreams are made of.
    * en persona = in person, walk-in, in the flesh, face-to-face [face to face].
    * grupo de personas o cosas de la misma edad o categoría = peer group.
    * inicial del segundo nombre de pila de una persona = middle initial.
    * la mayoría de las personas = most people, the majority of the people.
    * la misma persona = one and the same person.
    * la opinión de otra persona = a second opinion.
    * lista de personas de contacto = contact list.
    * lista de personas y cometidos = duty roster.
    * mala persona = rotten apple, a bad lot.
    * ninguna otra persona = no one else.
    * oír por segundas personas = hear + second-hand.
    * orientado a la persona = human-oriented.
    * orientado al servicio de las personas = people-centred.
    * otra persona = somebody else, someone else, somebody else, not me.
    * para algunas personas = to some people.
    * para personas con intereses similares = birds-of-a-feather.
    * pasar de una persona a otra = pass around.
    * pérdida de persona querida = emotional loss.
    * persona a cargo = dependent.
    * persona aprensiva = apprehensive.
    * persona atrevida = risk taker.
    * persona audaz = risk taker.
    * persona aún por determinar = nomen nominandum [N.N.].
    * persona becada = fundee.
    * persona civil = civilian.
    * persona competente = a good sport.
    * persona común = ordinary person.
    * persona con ahorros = saver.
    * persona con ambición = high flyer [high flier, -USA], go-getter.
    * persona con doble personalidad = Jekyll and Hyde.
    * persona con éxito = successful person.
    * persona con iniciativa = go-getter.
    * persona con la mejor nota = top scorer, top scorer.
    * persona con llave = keyholder.
    * persona con mala ortografía = speller.
    * persona con mucha ambición = social climber.
    * persona con nivel cultural medio = middlebrow [middle-brow].
    * persona con problemas de aprendizaje = learning disabled person.
    * persona de acción = doer.
    * persona de adentro = insider.
    * persona de altos vuelos = high flyer [high flier, -USA].
    * persona de color = non-white [nonwhite], coloured man, coloured woman, coloured [colored, -USA].
    * persona de conducta desviada = deviant.
    * persona de confianza = good old boy, sounding board.
    * persona de contacto = contact, correspondent, contact person, named contact.
    * persona de edad avanzada = elderly person.
    * persona de éxito = successful person.
    * persona de fuera = outsider.
    * persona dejada = slob.
    * persona de la alta sociedad = socialite.
    * persona de la propia empresa = insider.
    * persona de la tercera edad = elder.
    * persona de nivel cultural bajo = lowbrow [low-brow].
    * persona de nivel intelectual bajo = lowbrow [low-brow].
    * persona de raza blanca = white.
    * persona de raza negra = black.
    * persona designada = nominee, designate.
    * persona designada para un cargo = appointee.
    * persona destacada = standout.
    * persona divorciada = divorcee.
    * persona emprendedora = go-getter.
    * persona encargada de actualizar = maintainer.
    * persona encargada de hacer los trabajos sucios = hatchetman.
    * persona encargada de las relaciones públicas = PR man [PR men, -pl.].
    * persona encargada de recabar fondos = fundraiser [fund-raiser].
    * persona en prácticas = trainee, intern.
    * persona entusiasta y trabajadora = eager beaver.
    * persona estúpida = no-brainer.
    * persona famosa = famous person.
    * persona ilusa = daydreamer.
    * persona influyente = influencer, mover and shaker, heavy weight [heavyweight].
    * persona informada = insider.
    * persona innovadora = innovator.
    * persona inquieta = fidget.
    * persona inscrita = registrant.
    * persona interesada = taker.
    * persona joven = youth.
    * persona mañosa = handyman [handymen, pl.].
    * persona más destacada = top person [top people, -pl.].
    * persona más relevante = top person [top people, -pl.].
    * persona mayor = elder.
    * persona medianamente cultivada = middlebrow [middle-brow].
    * persona muy ocupada = busy beaver, busy bee.
    * persona muy trabajadora = hard-working person.
    * persona nacida después del baby boom = baby buster.
    * persona nacida durante el baby boom = baby boomer.
    * persona nacida en el fin del milenio = Millennial.
    * persona nerviosa = fidget.
    * persona no experta = non-scholar.
    * persona no grata = persona non grata.
    * persona no muy lista pero trabajadora = plodder.
    * persona normal = ordinary person.
    * persona obsesiva con el trabajo = workoholic [workholic], workaholic.
    * persona o mecanismo que resuelve problemas = solver.
    * persona opuesta a = resister (of/against).
    * persona problemática = troublemaker.
    * persona que abandona Algo = quitter.
    * persona que apoya una moción o propuesta = seconder.
    * persona que asigna el trabajo = assigner.
    * persona que busca y vive de lo que encuentra en las playas = beachcomber.
    * persona que cambia de trabajo con demasiada frecuencia = job-hopper.
    * persona que concede una franquicia = franchiser [franchisor].
    * persona que contempla o mira algo = beholder.
    * persona que convoca una reunión = convener [convenor].
    * persona que cruza la carretera por un sitio no autorizado = jaywalker.
    * persona que da consuelo = comforter.
    * persona que deja un trabajo = leaver.
    * persona que desfigura Algo = defacer.
    * persona que desprecia u odia = despiser.
    * persona que desvela escándalos o corrupción = muckraker.
    * persona que duerme bien = good sleeper.
    * persona que elabora el plan de estudios = syllabus maker.
    * persona que escucha a escondidas = eavesdropper.
    * persona que escucha en secreto = eavesdropper.
    * persona que está a dieta = dieter.
    * persona que está aprendiendo a conducir = learner driver.
    * persona que está de picnic = picnicker.
    * persona que hace encajes = tatter.
    * persona que hace striptease = stripper.
    * persona que hace una cita bibliográfica = citator.
    * persona que hace un comentario = commenter.
    * persona que hace un préstamo = loaner.
    * persona que ha llegado donde está por su propio esfuerzo = self-made-man, the.
    * persona que ha viajado mucho = seasoned traveller.
    * persona que intenta averiguar y resolver problemas = troubleshooter.
    * persona que le desea suerte a otra = well-wisher.
    * persona que le gusta flirtear = flirt.
    * persona que llama = caller.
    * persona que no le gusta leer = aliterate.
    * persona que no pertenece a la familia = nonrelative [non-relative].
    * persona que no se sale del lugar donde vive = stay-at-home.
    * persona que nunca se deshace de nada = packrat, hoarder, magpie.
    * persona que obtiene una franquicia = franchisee.
    * persona que paga impuestos = taxpayer [tax-payer].
    * persona que permanece en un puesto de trabajo = stayer.
    * persona que pide asilo = asylum seeker.
    * persona que pone en práctica Algo = adopter.
    * persona que practica el sillonball = couch potato.
    * persona que recibe asesoramiento = counselee.
    * persona que recoge algo = picker.
    * persona que reparte el trabajo = assigner.
    * persona que rinde más de lo esperado = overachiever.
    * persona que rinde por debajo de su capacidad = underachiever.
    * persona que sabe contar anécdotas = raconteur.
    * persona que se cree Algo = biter.
    * persona que se cuida la línea = weight watcher.
    * persona que se dedica a una tarea monótona = harmless drudge.
    * persona que se dedica a una terea monótona = harmless drudge.
    * persona que se desarrolla tarde = late bloomer.
    * persona que se opone a Algo = opponent.
    * persona que se promociona a sí misma = self-promoter.
    * persona que se queja = complainant, complainer.
    * persona que sólo habla una lengua = monoglot.
    * persona que sufre de insomio = insomniac.
    * persona que tira basura al suelo = litterbug, litter lout.
    * persona que toma la última decisión = decider.
    * persona que utiliza la biblioteca = non-library user.
    * persona que va al cine = moviegoer [movie-goer].
    * persona que va por libre = outsider.
    * persona que ve = sighted person.
    * persona que ve/observa = watcher.
    * persona que visita un servicio voluntariamente en sus ratos libres = drop-in.
    * persona que viste a la antigua = frump.
    * persona reacia a la lectura = aliterate.
    * persona recta = mensch.
    * personas = humans, party, people, public.
    * personas como = the likes of.
    * personas con ceguera parcial = partially-sighted.
    * personas con deficiencias auditivas, las = hearing impaired, the.
    * personas con deficiencias mentales corregibles = educably mentally handicapped (EMH).
    * personas con discapacidades mentales, las = intellectually disabled, the.
    * personas con discapacidades mentales = intellectually disabled people.
    * personas con éxito, las = successful, the.
    * personas con problemas de lectura = print handicapped people, print handicapped, the.
    * personas con problemas de lectura de la letra impresa = print disabled people.
    * personas con problemas de vista, las = visually impaired, the, visually disabled, the, visually handicapped, the, visually impaired people (VIPs), visually challenged, the.
    * personas con problemas mentales = disturbed people.
    * personas con trastornos emocionales = disturbed people.
    * personas de color = coloured people.
    * personas de la tercera edad, las = elderly, the.
    * personas de piel blanca, las = fair skinned, the.
    * personas en desventaja = disadvantaged, the.
    * personas faltas de servicios, las = underserved, the.
    * personas famosas = those held up for praise.
    * personas importantes = those held up for praise.
    * persona sin hogar = waif, homeless man [homeless people, -pl.].
    * persona sin problemas de vista = sighted person.
    * persona sin techo = homeless man [homeless people, -pl.].
    * personas mayores = older people, elderly people.
    * personas molestas, las = nuisance, the.
    * personas muy activas, las = those on the go.
    * personas muy ocupadas, las = those on the go.
    * personas no invitadas, las = uninvited, the.
    * persona solitaria = lone wolf.
    * personas que no pueden salir de casa = homebound, the.
    * personas que siempre están viajando, las = those on the go.
    * personas que son duras de oído, las = hard of hearing, the.
    * personas relevantes = those held up for praise.
    * personas sin conocimientos técnicos, las = non-technical, the.
    * personas sin hogar = homelessness.
    * personas sin hogar, las = homeless, the.
    * personas sin techo = homelessness.
    * personas sin trabajo remunerado, los = unwaged, the.
    * persona subvencionada = fundee.
    * persona temerosa = risk taker.
    * persona típica, la = average man, the.
    * persona u organismo que recorta presupuestos o ayuda a reducir gastos = cost-cutter.
    * persona vaga y mal vestida = slob.
    * por persona = per person.
    * préstamo para otra persona = proxy borrowing.
    * primera persona = first person.
    * representación de personas profanas en la materia = lay representation.
    * ser la persona ideal para = be the best placed to.
    * ser la persona más indicada para = be in a position to.
    * ser la última persona del mundo que + Infinitivo = be one of the last people in the world to + Infinitivo.
    * tipo de persona = public.
    * todas las personas implicadas = all concerned.
    * trabajar como persona en prácticas = intern.
    * tráfico de personas = foot fall.
    * tropezar una persona con otra = fall over + each other's feet.
    * usuario en persona = walk-in user.
    * visión contada por una persona de adentro = insider's look, insider's perspective.
    * visión de una persona de adentro = insider's look, insider's perspective.
    * * *
    1)
    a) ( ser humano) person

    carga máxima: ocho personas — maximum capacity: eight persons

    ¿cuántas personas tiene a su cargo? — how many people do you have reporting to you?

    las personas interesadas... — all those interested...

    en persona<ir/presentarse> in person

    la tarea recayó en la persona de... — the task was allocated to...

    por persona: 20 dólares por persona 20 dollars a head; sólo se venden dos entradas por persona — you can only get two tickets per person

    2) (Ling) person
    * * *
    = fellow, figure, hand, individual, man [men, -pl.], party, person, character, chap, self.

    Ex: From the skimming he had given their writings he knew that something like a chemical agent was working in Balzac's defenseless mind, and that the hapless fellow was trying not to succumb to it.

    Ex: Much potentially valuable historical material is lost to posterity because of the attitude to the collection of primary sources which always gives pride of place to the ephemeral as long as it is compiled by a well-known figure.
    Ex: Even with such a limitation and many later supplementations by various hands, by way of addition, correction and amplification, it falls far short of completeness.
    Ex: Note that these provisions do not include research reports which have been prepared within a government agency but specifically authored by an individual = Nótese que estas disposiciones no afectan a informes de investigaciones procedentes de una agencia gubernamental aunque realizados concretamente por un individuo.
    Ex: No less prestigious an authority than a Royal Commission was appointed to inquire into the charges brought against the man principally responsible for that volume.
    Ex: Enter a brief, plea, or other formal record of one party to a case under the heading for that party.
    Ex: Apart from the names of subjects, the names of corporate bodies, persons, chemicals, trade products, and trade names are some other possibilities.
    Ex: All the same, I think the incident improbable because he has been represented up till then as a cold, careful character.
    Ex: In practice, however, such democratic attitudes among the mighty seem to have as little effect on the behaviour of those who serve them as did the remark made by King George V at his Jubilee in 1935, 'I'm really quite an ordinary sort of chap'.
    Ex: Education should relate more effectively to personal development, to individual coping and to the development of the free self.
    * a cargo de una sola persona = one-man band.
    * Algo a cargo de una sola persona = one-person operation.
    * algunas personas = some people.
    * atendido por varias personas = multi-staffed.
    * biografía de personas célebres = celebrity biography.
    * círculo de personas afines e influyentes = network.
    * como persona que = as one who.
    * conjunto de personas que reciben un servicio = constituency.
    * contra toda persona = all comers.
    * crucial para la vida de una persona = lifesaving.
    * cualquier otra persona = anybody else.
    * cualquier persona = anyone, any Tom, Dick or Harry.
    * cuidados para personas de la tercera edad = elderly care, elder care [eldercare].
    * cuidados para personas mayores = elderly care, elder care [eldercare].
    * de persona = personal.
    * de personas con autoridad moral = authoritative.
    * de primera persona = first-person.
    * de una sola persona = one-man.
    * dirigido a las personas = people-centred, people-oriented.
    * dominio de las personas con más edad = senior power.
    * el consejo de otra persona = a second opinion.
    * el sueño de toda persona = the stuff dreams are made of.
    * en persona = in person, walk-in, in the flesh, face-to-face [face to face].
    * grupo de personas o cosas de la misma edad o categoría = peer group.
    * inicial del segundo nombre de pila de una persona = middle initial.
    * la mayoría de las personas = most people, the majority of the people.
    * la misma persona = one and the same person.
    * la opinión de otra persona = a second opinion.
    * lista de personas de contacto = contact list.
    * lista de personas y cometidos = duty roster.
    * mala persona = rotten apple, a bad lot.
    * ninguna otra persona = no one else.
    * oír por segundas personas = hear + second-hand.
    * orientado a la persona = human-oriented.
    * orientado al servicio de las personas = people-centred.
    * otra persona = somebody else, someone else, somebody else, not me.
    * para algunas personas = to some people.
    * para personas con intereses similares = birds-of-a-feather.
    * pasar de una persona a otra = pass around.
    * pérdida de persona querida = emotional loss.
    * persona a cargo = dependent.
    * persona aprensiva = apprehensive.
    * persona atrevida = risk taker.
    * persona audaz = risk taker.
    * persona aún por determinar = nomen nominandum [N.N.].
    * persona becada = fundee.
    * persona civil = civilian.
    * persona competente = a good sport.
    * persona común = ordinary person.
    * persona con ahorros = saver.
    * persona con ambición = high flyer [high flier, -USA], go-getter.
    * persona con doble personalidad = Jekyll and Hyde.
    * persona con éxito = successful person.
    * persona con iniciativa = go-getter.
    * persona con la mejor nota = top scorer, top scorer.
    * persona con llave = keyholder.
    * persona con mala ortografía = speller.
    * persona con mucha ambición = social climber.
    * persona con nivel cultural medio = middlebrow [middle-brow].
    * persona con problemas de aprendizaje = learning disabled person.
    * persona de acción = doer.
    * persona de adentro = insider.
    * persona de altos vuelos = high flyer [high flier, -USA].
    * persona de color = non-white [nonwhite], coloured man, coloured woman, coloured [colored, -USA].
    * persona de conducta desviada = deviant.
    * persona de confianza = good old boy, sounding board.
    * persona de contacto = contact, correspondent, contact person, named contact.
    * persona de edad avanzada = elderly person.
    * persona de éxito = successful person.
    * persona de fuera = outsider.
    * persona dejada = slob.
    * persona de la alta sociedad = socialite.
    * persona de la propia empresa = insider.
    * persona de la tercera edad = elder.
    * persona de nivel cultural bajo = lowbrow [low-brow].
    * persona de nivel intelectual bajo = lowbrow [low-brow].
    * persona de raza blanca = white.
    * persona de raza negra = black.
    * persona designada = nominee, designate.
    * persona designada para un cargo = appointee.
    * persona destacada = standout.
    * persona divorciada = divorcee.
    * persona emprendedora = go-getter.
    * persona encargada de actualizar = maintainer.
    * persona encargada de hacer los trabajos sucios = hatchetman.
    * persona encargada de las relaciones públicas = PR man [PR men, -pl.].
    * persona encargada de recabar fondos = fundraiser [fund-raiser].
    * persona en prácticas = trainee, intern.
    * persona entusiasta y trabajadora = eager beaver.
    * persona estúpida = no-brainer.
    * persona famosa = famous person.
    * persona ilusa = daydreamer.
    * persona influyente = influencer, mover and shaker, heavy weight [heavyweight].
    * persona informada = insider.
    * persona innovadora = innovator.
    * persona inquieta = fidget.
    * persona inscrita = registrant.
    * persona interesada = taker.
    * persona joven = youth.
    * persona mañosa = handyman [handymen, pl.].
    * persona más destacada = top person [top people, -pl.].
    * persona más relevante = top person [top people, -pl.].
    * persona mayor = elder.
    * persona medianamente cultivada = middlebrow [middle-brow].
    * persona muy ocupada = busy beaver, busy bee.
    * persona muy trabajadora = hard-working person.
    * persona nacida después del baby boom = baby buster.
    * persona nacida durante el baby boom = baby boomer.
    * persona nacida en el fin del milenio = Millennial.
    * persona nerviosa = fidget.
    * persona no experta = non-scholar.
    * persona no grata = persona non grata.
    * persona no muy lista pero trabajadora = plodder.
    * persona normal = ordinary person.
    * persona obsesiva con el trabajo = workoholic [workholic], workaholic.
    * persona o mecanismo que resuelve problemas = solver.
    * persona opuesta a = resister (of/against).
    * persona problemática = troublemaker.
    * persona que abandona Algo = quitter.
    * persona que apoya una moción o propuesta = seconder.
    * persona que asigna el trabajo = assigner.
    * persona que busca y vive de lo que encuentra en las playas = beachcomber.
    * persona que cambia de trabajo con demasiada frecuencia = job-hopper.
    * persona que concede una franquicia = franchiser [franchisor].
    * persona que contempla o mira algo = beholder.
    * persona que convoca una reunión = convener [convenor].
    * persona que cruza la carretera por un sitio no autorizado = jaywalker.
    * persona que da consuelo = comforter.
    * persona que deja un trabajo = leaver.
    * persona que desfigura Algo = defacer.
    * persona que desprecia u odia = despiser.
    * persona que desvela escándalos o corrupción = muckraker.
    * persona que duerme bien = good sleeper.
    * persona que elabora el plan de estudios = syllabus maker.
    * persona que escucha a escondidas = eavesdropper.
    * persona que escucha en secreto = eavesdropper.
    * persona que está a dieta = dieter.
    * persona que está aprendiendo a conducir = learner driver.
    * persona que está de picnic = picnicker.
    * persona que hace encajes = tatter.
    * persona que hace striptease = stripper.
    * persona que hace una cita bibliográfica = citator.
    * persona que hace un comentario = commenter.
    * persona que hace un préstamo = loaner.
    * persona que ha llegado donde está por su propio esfuerzo = self-made-man, the.
    * persona que ha viajado mucho = seasoned traveller.
    * persona que intenta averiguar y resolver problemas = troubleshooter.
    * persona que le desea suerte a otra = well-wisher.
    * persona que le gusta flirtear = flirt.
    * persona que llama = caller.
    * persona que no le gusta leer = aliterate.
    * persona que no pertenece a la familia = nonrelative [non-relative].
    * persona que no se sale del lugar donde vive = stay-at-home.
    * persona que nunca se deshace de nada = packrat, hoarder, magpie.
    * persona que obtiene una franquicia = franchisee.
    * persona que paga impuestos = taxpayer [tax-payer].
    * persona que permanece en un puesto de trabajo = stayer.
    * persona que pide asilo = asylum seeker.
    * persona que pone en práctica Algo = adopter.
    * persona que practica el sillonball = couch potato.
    * persona que recibe asesoramiento = counselee.
    * persona que recoge algo = picker.
    * persona que reparte el trabajo = assigner.
    * persona que rinde más de lo esperado = overachiever.
    * persona que rinde por debajo de su capacidad = underachiever.
    * persona que sabe contar anécdotas = raconteur.
    * persona que se cree Algo = biter.
    * persona que se cuida la línea = weight watcher.
    * persona que se dedica a una tarea monótona = harmless drudge.
    * persona que se dedica a una terea monótona = harmless drudge.
    * persona que se desarrolla tarde = late bloomer.
    * persona que se opone a Algo = opponent.
    * persona que se promociona a sí misma = self-promoter.
    * persona que se queja = complainant, complainer.
    * persona que sólo habla una lengua = monoglot.
    * persona que sufre de insomio = insomniac.
    * persona que tira basura al suelo = litterbug, litter lout.
    * persona que toma la última decisión = decider.
    * persona que utiliza la biblioteca = non-library user.
    * persona que va al cine = moviegoer [movie-goer].
    * persona que va por libre = outsider.
    * persona que ve = sighted person.
    * persona que ve/observa = watcher.
    * persona que visita un servicio voluntariamente en sus ratos libres = drop-in.
    * persona que viste a la antigua = frump.
    * persona reacia a la lectura = aliterate.
    * persona recta = mensch.
    * personas = humans, party, people, public.
    * personas como = the likes of.
    * personas con ceguera parcial = partially-sighted.
    * personas con deficiencias auditivas, las = hearing impaired, the.
    * personas con deficiencias mentales corregibles = educably mentally handicapped (EMH).
    * personas con discapacidades mentales, las = intellectually disabled, the.
    * personas con discapacidades mentales = intellectually disabled people.
    * personas con éxito, las = successful, the.
    * personas con problemas de lectura = print handicapped people, print handicapped, the.
    * personas con problemas de lectura de la letra impresa = print disabled people.
    * personas con problemas de vista, las = visually impaired, the, visually disabled, the, visually handicapped, the, visually impaired people (VIPs), visually challenged, the.
    * personas con problemas mentales = disturbed people.
    * personas con trastornos emocionales = disturbed people.
    * personas de color = coloured people.
    * personas de la tercera edad, las = elderly, the.
    * personas de piel blanca, las = fair skinned, the.
    * personas en desventaja = disadvantaged, the.
    * personas faltas de servicios, las = underserved, the.
    * personas famosas = those held up for praise.
    * personas importantes = those held up for praise.
    * persona sin hogar = waif, homeless man [homeless people, -pl.].
    * persona sin problemas de vista = sighted person.
    * persona sin techo = homeless man [homeless people, -pl.].
    * personas mayores = older people, elderly people.
    * personas molestas, las = nuisance, the.
    * personas muy activas, las = those on the go.
    * personas muy ocupadas, las = those on the go.
    * personas no invitadas, las = uninvited, the.
    * persona solitaria = lone wolf.
    * personas que no pueden salir de casa = homebound, the.
    * personas que siempre están viajando, las = those on the go.
    * personas que son duras de oído, las = hard of hearing, the.
    * personas relevantes = those held up for praise.
    * personas sin conocimientos técnicos, las = non-technical, the.
    * personas sin hogar = homelessness.
    * personas sin hogar, las = homeless, the.
    * personas sin techo = homelessness.
    * personas sin trabajo remunerado, los = unwaged, the.
    * persona subvencionada = fundee.
    * persona temerosa = risk taker.
    * persona típica, la = average man, the.
    * persona u organismo que recorta presupuestos o ayuda a reducir gastos = cost-cutter.
    * persona vaga y mal vestida = slob.
    * por persona = per person.
    * préstamo para otra persona = proxy borrowing.
    * primera persona = first person.
    * representación de personas profanas en la materia = lay representation.
    * ser la persona ideal para = be the best placed to.
    * ser la persona más indicada para = be in a position to.
    * ser la última persona del mundo que + Infinitivo = be one of the last people in the world to + Infinitivo.
    * tipo de persona = public.
    * todas las personas implicadas = all concerned.
    * trabajar como persona en prácticas = intern.
    * tráfico de personas = foot fall.
    * tropezar una persona con otra = fall over + each other's feet.
    * usuario en persona = walk-in user.
    * visión contada por una persona de adentro = insider's look, insider's perspective.
    * visión de una persona de adentro = insider's look, insider's perspective.

    * * *
    A
    1 (ser humano) person
    es una persona muy educada/simpática he's/she's a very polite/likable person
    había tres personas esperando there were three people waiting
    en el coche caben cinco personas the car can take five people
    [ S ] carga máxima: ocho personas o 500 kilos maximum capacity: eight persons or 500 kilos
    como persona no me gusta I don't like him as a person
    ¿cuántas personas tiene a su cargo? how many people do you have reporting to you?
    en la persona del Rey se concentra el poder civil y militar civil and military power resides in the King himself
    se rindió homenaje a los ex-combatientes en la persona de … tribute was paid to the war veterans who were represented by …
    las personas interesadas pueden presentarse mañana a las diez all those interested may come along tomorrow at ten o'clock
    es una persona de recursos she's a resourceful person, she's resourceful
    2 ( en locs):
    de persona a persona person to person
    en persona in person
    vino en persona a traerme la carta she brought me the letter in person
    conozco su obra, pero no lo conozco en persona I know his work, but I don't know him personally
    deberán presentarse en persona you must come personally o in person
    es el orden/la estupidez en persona he is orderliness/stupidity personified
    por persona: la comida salió a 20 dólares por persona the meal came to 20 dollars a head
    sólo se venden dos entradas por persona you can only get two tickets per person o per head
    hay dos trozos por persona there are two pieces each
    Compuestos:
    displaced person
    individual
    persona jurídica or moral
    legal entity
    individual
    persona no or non grata
    persona non grata
    B ( Ling) person
    la primera persona del singular/plural the first person singular/plural
    * * *

     

    Del verbo personarse: ( conjugate personarse)

    se persona es:

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

    persona sustantivo femenino


    dos o más personas two or more people;
    las personas interesadas … all those interested …
    b) ( en locs)

    en personair/presentarse in person;

    no lo conozco en persona I don't know him personally;
    por persona per person;
    solo se venden dos entradas por persona you can only get two tickets per person;
    la comida costó 20 dólares por persona the meal cost 20 dollars per o a head
    c) (Ling) person

    persona sustantivo femenino
    1 (individuo) person, people pl: es una persona muy sensible, he is a very sensitive person
    no es mala persona, he isn't a bad sort
    había demasiadas personas, there were too many people
    familiar persona mayor, grown-up
    persona non grata, persona non grata
    2 persona jurídica, legal entity
    3 Ling person
    tercera persona del singular, third person singular
    ♦ Locuciones: en persona, in person
    por persona, per person
    ' persona' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    A
    - abajo
    - abandonar
    - abandonada
    - abandonado
    - abierta
    - abierto
    - abordar
    - aborregarse
    - abrazarse
    - abrigada
    - abrigado
    - acaparar
    - acartonarse
    - acoger
    - acogedor
    - acogedora
    - acogida
    - acostarse
    - adaptable
    - adefesio
    - adusta
    - adusto
    - afanosa
    - afanoso
    - afianzarse
    - afortunada
    - afortunado
    - agobiante
    - aguatera
    - aguatero
    - ajena
    - ajeno
    - alcanzar
    - alevosa
    - alevoso
    - alhaja
    - alma
    - alquilar
    - alta
    - alto
    - alza
    - amén
    - amordazar
    - animar
    - animadversión
    - animal
    - animarse
    - anular
    - apaciguarse
    English:
    abandon
    - absence
    - accept
    - accessible
    - acquaintance
    - act up
    - action
    - activity
    - adaptable
    - address
    - adjust
    - adjustment
    - admit
    - adult
    - advance
    - affect
    - affluent
    - agreeable
    - air
    - airy
    - aloof
    - am
    - angry
    - annoyance
    - appealing
    - appoint
    - approach
    - approachable
    - approve of
    - armchair
    - armor
    - armour
    - around
    - arrival
    - articulate
    - ask
    - ask for
    - ass
    - assassin
    - assassination
    - assign
    - astute
    - attractive
    - available
    - awkward
    - ax
    - axe
    - baby
    - background
    - backward
    * * *
    1. [individuo] person;
    vinieron varias personas several people came;
    cien personas a hundred people;
    la persona responsable the person in charge;
    necesitan la mediación de una tercera persona they need the mediation of a third party;
    ser buena persona to be nice;
    ha venido el obispo en persona the bishop came in person;
    este niño es el demonio en persona this child is the very devil;
    de persona a persona person to person, one to one;
    por persona per head
    persona de contacto contact person;
    persona mayor adult, grown-up;
    persona non grata persona non grata
    2. Der party
    persona física natural o legal person;
    persona jurídica legal entity o person
    3. Gram person;
    la segunda persona del singular the second person singular
    4. Rel person
    * * *
    f person;
    quince personas fifteen people;
    persona (humana) human being;
    persona mayor elderly person buena/mala persona nice/nasty person;
    en persona in person
    * * *
    : person
    * * *
    persona n person person se usa sobre todo en singular. Para el plural se dice people
    ¿cuántas personas había? how many people were there?

    Spanish-English dictionary > persona

  • 19 sabiduría

    f.
    wisdom, good sense, sageness.
    * * *
    1 (conocimientos) knowledge
    2 (prudencia) wisdom
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    SF (=saber) wisdom; (=instrucción) learning
    * * *
    femenino wisdom
    * * *
    = enlightenment, wisdom.
    Nota: Para otras palabras que contienen este sufijo, véase "dom".
    Ex. Considered as necessary work in the interest of humanity and general enlightenment, bibliography gains ground as the years pass.
    Ex. Assertion and personal opinion, when cloaked in an ostensibly sound job title, can become accepted wisdom and the justification for decision making.
    ----
    * con la sabiduría que da la experiencia = with the benefit of hindsight.
    * con sabiduría = sagely.
    * cúmulo de sabiduría = knowledge repository, repository of knowledge.
    * sabiduría colectiva, la = wisdom of the crowds, the.
    * sabiduría del colectivo, la = wisdom of the crowds, the.
    * sabiduría general = accepted wisdom.
    * sabiduría popular = lore.
    * * *
    femenino wisdom
    * * *
    = enlightenment, wisdom.
    Nota: Para otras palabras que contienen este sufijo, véase "dom".

    Ex: Considered as necessary work in the interest of humanity and general enlightenment, bibliography gains ground as the years pass.

    Ex: Assertion and personal opinion, when cloaked in an ostensibly sound job title, can become accepted wisdom and the justification for decision making.
    * con la sabiduría que da la experiencia = with the benefit of hindsight.
    * con sabiduría = sagely.
    * cúmulo de sabiduría = knowledge repository, repository of knowledge.
    * sabiduría colectiva, la = wisdom of the crowds, the.
    * sabiduría del colectivo, la = wisdom of the crowds, the.
    * sabiduría general = accepted wisdom.
    * sabiduría popular = lore.

    * * *
    wisdom
    la sabiduría popular popular wisdom, folklore
    el niño asombraba a los mayores con su gran sabiduría the child amazed the adults with his great knowledge o wisdom
    * * *

     

    sabiduría sustantivo femenino
    wisdom
    sabiduría sustantivo femenino wisdom
    (experiencia) es una persona de gran sabiduría, he's very wise
    (sensatez, prudencia) no fiándote de él has demostrado sabiduría, that was very astute of you not to trust him
    ' sabiduría' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    crecer
    - despliegue
    - infinito
    - prudencia
    English:
    dazzlingly
    - wisdom
    * * *
    1. [conocimientos] knowledge, learning;
    la sabiduría popular folklore, popular wisdom
    2. [prudencia] wisdom;
    actuó con mucha sabiduría she acted very wisely
    * * *
    f wisdom; ( conocimientos) knowledge
    * * *
    1) : wisdom
    2) : learning, knowledge
    * * *
    sabiduría n wisdom

    Spanish-English dictionary > sabiduría

  • 20 sagaz

    adj.
    astute, shrewd.
    * * *
    adjetivo (pl sagaces)
    1 clever, sagacious
    2 (astuto) shrewd, astute
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) [persona] (=astuto) shrewd, clever; (=perspicaz) sagacious
    2) [perro] keen-scented
    * * *
    adjetivo shrewd, astute
    * * *
    = canny, politic, vivacious, wily [wilier -comp., wiliest -sup.], sly [slyer/slier -comp., slyest/sliest -sup.], perceptive, keen-witted, shrewd [shrewder -comp., shrewdest -sup.].
    Ex. The principles behind successful commercial Web sites (clear mission, valuable content, clean design and canny publicity) can be applied by academics in establishing non-profit Web sites.
    Ex. Libraries are often confronted with finding a way of dealing with gift books which is both efficient and politic.
    Ex. This petite, agile, graceful and vivacious artiste was a picture of self-confidence on the stage.
    Ex. But he was wiry and wily, too, and he could often out-run, track, back-track, double-back, and finally dodge unseen in the subway.
    Ex. You must be a bit sly sometimes to succeed in the world.
    Ex. In their profound and perceptive essay on professionalism, Mary Lee Bundy and Paul Wasserman write at some length on this extraordinary phenomenon, 'the essential timidity of responsibility for solving informational problems and providing unequivocal answers'.
    Ex. She is famous for her series featuring homicide detective Peter Decker and his keen-witted, beautiful wife.
    Ex. Payment is very important and can be a problem so the businessman needs to be streetwise and shrewd with a good business acumen.
    * * *
    adjetivo shrewd, astute
    * * *
    = canny, politic, vivacious, wily [wilier -comp., wiliest -sup.], sly [slyer/slier -comp., slyest/sliest -sup.], perceptive, keen-witted, shrewd [shrewder -comp., shrewdest -sup.].

    Ex: The principles behind successful commercial Web sites (clear mission, valuable content, clean design and canny publicity) can be applied by academics in establishing non-profit Web sites.

    Ex: Libraries are often confronted with finding a way of dealing with gift books which is both efficient and politic.
    Ex: This petite, agile, graceful and vivacious artiste was a picture of self-confidence on the stage.
    Ex: But he was wiry and wily, too, and he could often out-run, track, back-track, double-back, and finally dodge unseen in the subway.
    Ex: You must be a bit sly sometimes to succeed in the world.
    Ex: In their profound and perceptive essay on professionalism, Mary Lee Bundy and Paul Wasserman write at some length on this extraordinary phenomenon, 'the essential timidity of responsibility for solving informational problems and providing unequivocal answers'.
    Ex: She is famous for her series featuring homicide detective Peter Decker and his keen-witted, beautiful wife.
    Ex: Payment is very important and can be a problem so the businessman needs to be streetwise and shrewd with a good business acumen.

    * * *
    shrewd, astute
    un político sagaz y avezado a shrewd o astute and experienced politician
    ten cuidado con él, es muy sagaz watch out for him, he's very shrewd o sharp o wily
    * * *

    sagaz adjetivo
    shrewd, astute
    sagaz adj (perspicaz, agudo) shrewd, astute
    ' sagaz' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    astucia
    - astuto
    English:
    sagacious
    - astute
    - discriminating
    - probing
    * * *
    sagaz adj
    astute, shrewd
    * * *
    adj shrewd, sharp
    * * *
    sagaz adj, pl sagaces perspicaz: shrewd, discerning, sagacious

    Spanish-English dictionary > sagaz

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  • astute — *shrewd, perspicacious, sagacious Analogous words: *sharp, keen, acute: discreet, prudent, foresighted (see under PRUDENCE): knowing, *intelligent, clever, smart: wily, crafty, cunning, *sly Antonyms: gullible Contrasted words: ingenuous, naive,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • astute — [adj] perceptive adroit, brainy, bright, calculating, canny, clever, crafty, discerning, foxy, insightful, intelligent, keen, knowing, not born yesterday*, on the ball*, perspicacious, quick on the uptake*, sagacious, savvy, sharp, sharp as a… …   New thesaurus

  • astute — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ good at making accurate judgements; shrewd. DERIVATIVES astutely adverb astuteness noun. ORIGIN Latin astutus, from astus craft …   English terms dictionary

  • astute — [ə sto͞ot′, əstyo͞ot′] adj. [L astutus < astus, craft, cunning] having or showing a clever or shrewd mind; cunning; crafty; wily SYN. SHREWD astutely adv. astuteness n …   English World dictionary

  • astute — adj. (formal) astute at (astute at conducting negotiations) * * * [ə stjuːt] (formal) astute at (astute at conducting negotiations) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • astute — astutely, adv. astuteness, n. /euh stooht , euh styooht /, adj. 1. of keen penetration or discernment; sagacious: an astute analysis. 2. clever; cunning; ingenious; shrewd: an astute merchandising program; an astute manipulation of facts. [1605… …   Universalium

  • astute — [[t]əstju͟ːt, AM əstu͟ːt[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe someone as astute, you think they show an understanding of behaviour and situations, and are skilful at using this knowledge to their own advantage. She was politically astute... He made a… …   English dictionary

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