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  • 1 barato

    adj.
    1 cheap, inexpensive, low in price, cheaply.
    2 bad-quality, bad-taste, tacky, brassy.
    adv.
    cheaply, at a low price, low.
    * * *
    1 cheap
    1 cheaply, cheap
    ————————
    1 cheaply, cheap
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    (f. - barata)
    adj.
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    1. ADJ
    1) (=económico) cheap
    2) (=de mala calidad) [música, imitación] cheap; [novela] trashy
    3) (=indigno) [demagogia, electoralismo] cheap
    2.
    ADV cheap, cheaply
    3.
    SM (=mercadillo) street market
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    I
    - ta adjetivo
    a) <vestido/restaurante/viaje> cheap, low-priced
    b) < periodismo> cheap; < música> commercial
    c) ( como adv) <costar/comprar>
    II
    adverbio <comer/vivir> cheaply
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    = cheap [cheaper -comp., cheapest -sup.], low-cost, low-priced, lower-cost, pulp, inexpensively, on the cheap, cheapo, low-budget, no-frills, cut-price, cut-rate, a dime a dozen.
    Ex. These indexes are both cheap and quick to produce.
    Ex. DOBIS/LIBIS is designed to give fast efficient, and low-cost assistance to librarians.
    Ex. Permission has been granted to introduce a system of surveillance licensing for the purpose of monitoring imports of low-priced goods, such as clothing and footwear originating in non-EC countries.
    Ex. Following our examples, the neighbors decide that they can provide the lower-cost food service to the wider community by buying in even larger quantities, and in the process make a profit for themselves.
    Ex. There are pulp detective novels and 'Simenon'; there are pulp Western films and 'High Noon'.
    Ex. This has enabled libraries to acquire materials more quickly and almost as inexpensively as in the past.
    Ex. The author provides a selected list of Internet sites covering various aspects of travel and tourism such as accommodation, restaurants, entertainment, travelling abroad, and touring on the cheap.
    Ex. I just put the DVD in my cheapo DVD player connected to my TV and it played without a hitch.
    Ex. Lodge Kerrigan's 'Clean, Shaven' is a blistering piece of cinematic inventiveness and a young director's low-budget first feature.
    Ex. This is a good guide for independent travellers looking for cheap, no-frills intercity transport around the country.
    Ex. Turkey is heavily promoted by tour operators as an idyllic holiday destination, the cut-price alternative to Greece or Cyprus.
    Ex. Most of these cut-rate laptops include a one-year parts and labor warranty.
    Ex. The Wizard, played by Joel Grey, is a smooth-talking dumbbell who admits he is 'a corn-fed hick' and 'one of your dime-a-dozen mediocrities'.
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    * alojamiento barato = budget accommodation.
    * barato pero sin avergonzarse de ello = cheap and cheerful.
    * compañía aérea barata = low-cost airline.
    * de novela barata = novelettish.
    * de un modo barato = inexpensively, thriftily.
    * edición barata = trade paperback.
    * el ser barato = cheapness.
    * escritura barata = hack writing.
    * hotel barato = budget hotel.
    * humor barato = cheap laughs.
    * literatura barata = pulp fiction.
    * lo barato = inexpensiveness.
    * novela barata = novelette.
    * oratoria barata = soapbox.
    * rollo barato = soapbox.
    * tarifa especial más barata = discount charge.
    * vender a un precio más barato que = undercut.
    * vender más barato = undercut.
    * venta a un precio más barato = undercutting.
    * vuelo barato = budget flight.
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    I
    - ta adjetivo
    a) <vestido/restaurante/viaje> cheap, low-priced
    b) < periodismo> cheap; < música> commercial
    c) ( como adv) <costar/comprar>
    II
    adverbio <comer/vivir> cheaply
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    = cheap [cheaper -comp., cheapest -sup.], low-cost, low-priced, lower-cost, pulp, inexpensively, on the cheap, cheapo, low-budget, no-frills, cut-price, cut-rate, a dime a dozen.

    Ex: These indexes are both cheap and quick to produce.

    Ex: DOBIS/LIBIS is designed to give fast efficient, and low-cost assistance to librarians.
    Ex: Permission has been granted to introduce a system of surveillance licensing for the purpose of monitoring imports of low-priced goods, such as clothing and footwear originating in non-EC countries.
    Ex: Following our examples, the neighbors decide that they can provide the lower-cost food service to the wider community by buying in even larger quantities, and in the process make a profit for themselves.
    Ex: There are pulp detective novels and 'Simenon'; there are pulp Western films and 'High Noon'.
    Ex: This has enabled libraries to acquire materials more quickly and almost as inexpensively as in the past.
    Ex: The author provides a selected list of Internet sites covering various aspects of travel and tourism such as accommodation, restaurants, entertainment, travelling abroad, and touring on the cheap.
    Ex: I just put the DVD in my cheapo DVD player connected to my TV and it played without a hitch.
    Ex: Lodge Kerrigan's 'Clean, Shaven' is a blistering piece of cinematic inventiveness and a young director's low-budget first feature.
    Ex: This is a good guide for independent travellers looking for cheap, no-frills intercity transport around the country.
    Ex: Turkey is heavily promoted by tour operators as an idyllic holiday destination, the cut-price alternative to Greece or Cyprus.
    Ex: Most of these cut-rate laptops include a one-year parts and labor warranty.
    Ex: The Wizard, played by Joel Grey, is a smooth-talking dumbbell who admits he is 'a corn-fed hick' and 'one of your dime-a-dozen mediocrities'.
    * alojamiento barato = budget accommodation.
    * barato pero sin avergonzarse de ello = cheap and cheerful.
    * compañía aérea barata = low-cost airline.
    * de novela barata = novelettish.
    * de un modo barato = inexpensively, thriftily.
    * edición barata = trade paperback.
    * el ser barato = cheapness.
    * escritura barata = hack writing.
    * hotel barato = budget hotel.
    * humor barato = cheap laughs.
    * literatura barata = pulp fiction.
    * lo barato = inexpensiveness.
    * novela barata = novelette.
    * oratoria barata = soapbox.
    * rollo barato = soapbox.
    * tarifa especial más barata = discount charge.
    * vender a un precio más barato que = undercut.
    * vender más barato = undercut.
    * venta a un precio más barato = undercutting.
    * vuelo barato = budget flight.

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    barato1 -ta
    1 ‹vestido/restaurante/viaje› cheap
    lo barato sale caro if you buy cheaply, you pay dearly, cheap things work out expensive in the long run
    2 ‹periodismo› cheap; ‹música› commercial
    3 ( como adv) ‹costar/comprar›
    el viaje no costó tan barato como pensaba the trip wasn't as cheap as I thought it would be, the trip cost me more than I thought it would
    las compré baratísimas en una liquidación I got them really cheap in a clearance sale
    al final, el coche me salió baratísimo I got the car really cheap in the end
    ‹comer/vivir› cheaply
    en esa tienda venden muy barato things are very cheap in that shop
    se compra más barato en el mercado prices are lower o things are cheaper in the market, you can get things cheaper in the market
    ver tb barato1 adj 3. (↑ barato (1))
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    barato 1
    ◊ -ta adjetivo

    a)vestido/restaurante/viaje cheap, low-priced

    b) ( como adv) ‹costar/comprar cheap

    barato 2 adverbio ‹comer/vivir cheaply;

    barato,-a
    I adjetivo cheap: necesito comprar un piso barato, I need to buy an inexpensive flat
    II adverbio cheaply: ¡hija mía, qué barato compras!, my dear, what a bargain!

    ' barato' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    asequible
    - barata
    - económica
    - económico
    - flete
    - más
    - obcecarse
    - salir
    - tirada
    - tirado
    - botado
    - regalado
    - regalar
    - resultar
    English:
    but
    - cheap
    - cheaply
    - cut-rate
    - dirt-cheap
    - down-market
    - inexpensive
    - low-cost
    - popular
    - deal
    - downmarket
    - trashy
    - under
    - whichever
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    barato, -a
    adj
    1. [objeto] cheap;
    ser muy barato to be very cheap;
    los tomates están muy baratos tomatoes are very cheap at the moment;
    lo barato sale caro buying cheap is a false economy
    2. [sentimentalismo] cheap;
    [literatura] trashy;
    déjate de filosofía barata cut the half-baked philosophizing
    adv
    cheap, cheaply;
    me costó barato it was cheap, I got it cheap;
    vender algo barato to sell sth cheaply;
    en este bar se come muy barato you can eat very cheaply in this bar, the food's very cheap in this bar
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    adj cheap
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    barato adv
    : cheap, cheaply
    te lo vendo barato: I'll sell it to you cheap
    barato, -ta adj
    : cheap, inexpensive
    * * *
    barato1 adj cheap
    es bueno, bonito y barato it's nice, pretty and cheap
    barato2 adv cheaply

    Spanish-English dictionary > barato

  • 2 chiste

    m.
    1 joke (cuento).
    contar chistes to tell jokes
    2 joke, prank. (Andean Spanish (Bolivia, Chilean Spanish, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru), Mexican Spanish, River Plate)
    hacerle un chiste a alguien to play a joke o prank on somebody
    pres.subj.
    3rd person singular (él/ella/ello) Present Subjunctive of Spanish verb: chistar.
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    1 (dicho) joke, funny story
    2 (dibujo) cartoon
    \
    caer en el chiste to get the joke
    contar un chiste / explicar un chiste to tell a joke
    tener chiste irónico to be funny
    tomar algo a chiste to take something as a joke
    chiste verde blue joke, dirty joke
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    noun m.
    * * *
    SM joke

    caer en el chiste — to get the joke, get it

    hacer chiste de algo —

    chiste verde — blue joke, dirty joke

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    1) ( cuento gracioso) joke

    contar or (Col) echar un chiste — to tell a joke

    2) (Bol, CS, Méx) ( broma) joke

    ni de chiste — (Méx fam) no way (colloq)

    3) (Col, Méx fam) ( gracia)

    el chiste está en or es hacerlo rápido — the idea o point is to do it quickly

    no le encuentro el chiste sin chile — (Méx) there's not much point without the chili

    tener su chiste — (Méx) to be tricky

    4) chistes masculino plural (RPl) ( historietas) comic strips (pl), funnies (pl) (AmE colloq)
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    = joke, gag, wisecrack.
    Ex. Stories range from one-sentence statements we call jokes and wise sayings, through gossip to the most profound and complicated structures we call novels and poems and plays.
    Ex. With their rudimentary visuals and sub-par writing, the comics of the day were nothing more than gags and cheap laughs.
    Ex. A crowd-pleaser at any tournament, Didrikson played to the gallery with wisecracks and displays of athleticism.
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    * chiste graciosísimo = rib tickler.
    * chiste infantil = infantile joke.
    * chiste malo = shaggy dog story.
    * chiste para desternillarse = rib tickler.
    * chiste pueril = infantile joke.
    * chiste tonto para desternillarse = knee slapper.
    * chiste tonto pero gracioso = knee slapper.
    * estropear un chiste = kill + a joke.
    * * *
    1) ( cuento gracioso) joke

    contar or (Col) echar un chiste — to tell a joke

    2) (Bol, CS, Méx) ( broma) joke

    ni de chiste — (Méx fam) no way (colloq)

    3) (Col, Méx fam) ( gracia)

    el chiste está en or es hacerlo rápido — the idea o point is to do it quickly

    no le encuentro el chiste sin chile — (Méx) there's not much point without the chili

    tener su chiste — (Méx) to be tricky

    4) chistes masculino plural (RPl) ( historietas) comic strips (pl), funnies (pl) (AmE colloq)
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    = joke, gag, wisecrack.

    Ex: Stories range from one-sentence statements we call jokes and wise sayings, through gossip to the most profound and complicated structures we call novels and poems and plays.

    Ex: With their rudimentary visuals and sub-par writing, the comics of the day were nothing more than gags and cheap laughs.
    Ex: A crowd-pleaser at any tournament, Didrikson played to the gallery with wisecracks and displays of athleticism.
    * chiste graciosísimo = rib tickler.
    * chiste infantil = infantile joke.
    * chiste malo = shaggy dog story.
    * chiste para desternillarse = rib tickler.
    * chiste pueril = infantile joke.
    * chiste tonto para desternillarse = knee slapper.
    * chiste tonto pero gracioso = knee slapper.
    * estropear un chiste = kill + a joke.

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    contar or ( Col) echar un chiste to tell a joke
    ¡suena a chiste! it's unbelievable!, it's incredible!
    no le veo el chiste I don't see what's so funny, I don't see the joke, I don't get it ( colloq)
    ¡es de chiste! it's a joke! ( colloq)
    Compuestos:
    (Bol, Méx) dirty joke
    dirty joke
    dirty joke
    B (Bol, CS, Méx) (broma) joke
    vamos a hacerle un chiste let's play a joke o trick on her
    no es chiste, le debo más de un millón de pesos it's no joke o I'm not joking, I owe her more than a million pesos
    ¿me lo estás diciendo en chiste? are you joking?, is that a joke?
    ni de chiste ( Méx fam); no way ( colloq)
    ni de chiste le vuelvo a prestar dinero there's no way I'm going to lend him money again, I'm not going to lend him money again, no chance o no way!
    C
    (Col, Méx fam) (gracia): el chiste es hacerlo en menos de un minuto the idea o point is to do it in less than a minute
    tiene el chiste del paisaje y nada más ( Méx); it has the countryside but that's about it
    tener su chiste ( Méx); to be tricky
    se ve fácil pero tiene su chiste it looks easy but it's quite tricky o it's not at all straightforward
    D chistes mpl ( RPl) (historietas) comic strips (pl), funnies (pl) ( AmE colloq)
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    Del verbo chistar: ( conjugate chistar)

    chisté es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) pretérito indicativo

    chiste es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente subjuntivo

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

    3ª persona singular (él/ella/usted) imperativo

    Multiple Entries:
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    chiste
    chistar ( conjugate chistar) verbo intransitivo:
    ¡y sin chiste! and not another word!;

    no chistó he didn't say a word
    chiste sustantivo masculino

    contar or (Col) echar un chiste to tell a joke;
    chiste picante or verde or (Bol, Méx) colorado dirty joke
    b) (Bol, CS, Méx) ( broma) joke;

    hacerle un chiste a algn to play a joke o trick on sb;

    me lo dijo en chiste he was joking
    c) (Col, Méx fam) ( gracia):

    el chiste está en hacerlo rápido the idea o point is to do it quickly;

    tener su chiste (Méx) to be tricky
    d)

    chistes sustantivo masculino plural (RPl) ( historietas) comic strips (pl), funnies (pl) (AmE colloq)

    chistar verbo intransitivo
    1 (hablar) to say a word
    2 (protestar) cómete eso sin chistar, eat this and don't complain
    chiste sustantivo masculino joke: contó un chiste muy gracioso, he told a very funny joke
    un chiste verde, a blue o dirty joke
    (tira cómica, dibujo) cartoon
    ' chiste' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    broma
    - destripar
    - humor
    - ordinaria
    - ordinario
    - pillar
    - agarrar
    - atrevido
    - celebrar
    - chabacano
    - chile
    - color
    - colorado
    - contar
    - cuento
    - entender
    - gracia
    - gracioso
    - ingenioso
    - pescar
    - picante
    - pícaro
    - procaz
    - reír
    - salado
    - tomadura de pelo
    - verde
    English:
    blue
    - cartoon
    - cheap
    - coarse
    - crack
    - dirty
    - drag out
    - dumb
    - gag
    - gross
    - in
    - joke
    - naughty
    - off-color
    - off-colour
    - one-liner
    - punch line
    - racy
    - raunchy
    - rude
    - story
    - wisecrack
    - flat
    - knack
    - private
    - punch
    - wise
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    chiste nm
    1. [cuento] joke;
    contar chistes to tell jokes;
    ¡lo que cuentas suena a chiste! it sounds like a joke!;
    Fig
    no tiene ningún chiste there's nothing special about it
    Méx chiste colorado dirty joke; Am chiste de gallegos ≈ Irish joke, US ≈ Polish joke; Esp chiste de Lepe Br ≈ Irish joke, US ≈ Polish joke;
    chiste verde dirty joke
    2. Andes, Méx, RP [broma] joke, prank;
    hacerle un chiste a alguien to play a joke o prank on sb;
    la pelea era CSur [m5]en o Méx [m5] de chiste the fight was just for fun;
    no es chiste, perdió las dos piernas en un accidente I'm not kidding, he lost both his legs in an accident;
    CSur
    ni en chiste, Méx [m5]ni de chiste: ¿vas a la fiesta? – ni en chiste are you going to the party? – no way! o you must be joking!;
    Méx
    no vuelvas a hacer eso ni de chiste don't even think about doing that again
    3. Andes, Méx, RP Irónico [cosa cara]
    adivina cuánto salió el chiste de su fiesta de Navidad guess how much it cost for their little Christmas party?;
    acaban de volver de China, ¿sabes cuánto les salió el chiste? they've just got back from China, how much do you think that little jaunt set them back?
    4. Andes, Méx, RP [gracia]
    el chiste es aprobar sin matarse estudiando the really clever thing is passing without studying too hard
    5. Méx [truco] knack;
    esto parece fácil, pero tiene su chiste this looks easy, but there's a knack to it
    6. RP
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    m joke;
    tener chiste L.Am. fam be funny
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    chiste nm
    1) : joke, funny story
    2)
    tener chiste : to be funny
    3)
    tener su chiste Mex : to be tricky
    * * *
    1. (hablado) joke
    2. (dibujo) cartoon

    Spanish-English dictionary > chiste

  • 3 culo

    m.
    1 bum (British), butt (United States). ( Latin American Spanish)
    me caí de culo I fell flat on my backside o bum (British)
    el equipo va de culo este año the team's doing shit o crap this year
    2 bottom.
    3 anus.
    4 butt end, back part.
    5 ass, buttocks, butt, arse.
    6 attractive woman.
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    1 familiar bottom, bum, arse (US ass)
    2 familiar (ano) arse (US ass)
    \
    caer de culo familiar to fall flat on one's bottom
    con el culo al aire figurado in a fix, in a tight spot
    ir de culo familiar to be rushed off one's feet
    lamer el culo a alguien tabú to lick somebody's arse (US ass)
    mojarse el culo figurado to come down off the fence, make up one's mind
    ser culo de mal asiento figurado to be a fidget, not to be able to sit still
    ¡vete a tomar por el culo! tabú fuck off!, up yours!
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    noun m.
    2) ass
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    SM
    1) * (=nalgas) backside *, bum **, arse ***, ass (EEUU) ***, butt (EEUU) **; (=ano) arsehole ***, asshole (EEUU) ***

    dar a algn por el culo*** (=sexualmente) to bugger sb; (=fastidiar) to piss sb off ***

    ¡que te den por (el) culo! — *** fuck you! ***, screw you! ***

    - confunde el culo con las témporas
    - dejar a algn con el culo al aire
    - ir con el culo a rastras

    ir de culo **

    con tanta llamada, esta mañana voy de culo — with all these calls this morning I'm way behind *

    en cuanto al paro, el país va de culo — the country's unemployment record is disastrous

    - lamer el culo a algn

    ¡métetelo por el culo! — stick it up your ass! ***

    perder el culo por algn/algo **

    ser un culo de mal asiento —

    se mudó cinco veces en un año, es un culo de mal asiento — she moved house five times in one year, she just can't stay in one place

    ¡vete a tomar por culo! — *** screw you! ***, fuck off! ***, piss off! ***

    ¡que se vayan a tomar por culo! — *** they can go screw themselves ***, they can fuck o piss off ***

    2) * [de vaso, botella] bottom

    -¿queda cerveza? -sí, un culillo — "is there any beer left in there?" - "yes, a drop"

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    masculino (fam: en algunas regiones vulg)
    a) ( nalgas) backside (colloq), butt (AmE colloq), bum (BrE colloq), ass (AmE vulg), arse (BrE vulg)

    te voy a dar unos azotes or pegar en el culo — I'm going to spank o smack you

    caerse or (AmL) irse de culo (fam) ( literal) — to fall on one's backside o ass; ( asombrarse) to be flabbergasted o amazed (colloq)

    darle por (el) culo a alguien — (vulg) to screw somebody (sl)

    que te den por culo! — (vulg) screw you! (vulg)

    en el culo del mundo — (fam) in the back of beyond

    ir de culo — (fam)

    mandar a alguien a tomar por culo — (Esp vulg) to tell someone to piss off (vulg)

    mandar algo a tomar por culo — (Esp vulg) to pack o chuck something in (colloq)

    meterse algo en or por el culo — (vulg)

    perder el culo por algo/alguien — (fam)

    pierde el culo por él/porque la inviten — she's just crazy about him/she's just dying to be asked (colloq)

    quedar como el or un culo — (AmS fam o vulg) to look awful o terrible

    ni la llamó y quedó como el or un culo — he didn't even call her, it was so rude of him! (colloq)

    es un culo de mal asiento or sin asiento — ( no se está quieto) he can't sit still for a minute; (en cuestiones de trabajo, vivienda) he never stays in one place for long

    b) (de vaso, botella) bottom

    gafas de culo de vaso or botella — pebble (lens) glasses (colloq)

    c) (RPl fam) ( suerte) luck
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    = bum, bottom, backside, arse, ass, bahookie, tush, heinie, booty, tushy.
    Ex. At heart, it is a smirkingly adolescent pursuit of cheap laughs and mild titillation, with a surfeit of jokes involving breasts and bums and with new extremes of scatological humiliation.
    Ex. There is 'no bottom which can be decisively kicked or even a soul to damn'.
    Ex. Corporal punishment, the act of disciplining students by inflicting physical pain (usually paddling the child's backside), has recently come under fire due to the public's growing concern over child abuse.
    Ex. I don't really care if he does like real ale, even if his arse was hung with diamonds he would still be a twat.
    Ex. She loves taking a cock in the twat and another in the ass.
    Ex. She's not as fragile as she looks and you may end up with her toe up your bahookie.
    Ex. They are just sitting on their tushes and doing nothing but talking about what is wrong with their country.
    Ex. Sheep walk in a row by sniffing each other's heinies.
    Ex. American socialite Kim Kardashian has revealed that she's planning to get her booty insured.
    Ex. He lost his job as a male model after an injury left him with an unsightly scar on his tushy.
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    * besarle el culo a Alguien = kiss + Posesivo + butt.
    * con el culo al aire = out in the cold.
    * culo del mundo, el = back of beyond, the.
    * culo respingón = pert bum, pert bottom.
    * dar por culo = piss + Nombre + off.
    * dar un pellizco en el culo = bottom pinching.
    * dejar con el culo al aire = leave + Nombre + out in the cold.
    * en el culo = in the bottom.
    * en el culo del mundo = in the arse of nowhere.
    * enseñar el culo = moon, do + a moony.
    * irse a tomar por culo = naff off.
    * lamerle el culo a Alguien = kiss + Posesivo + butt.
    * mojarse el culo = get + involved with/in.
    * mover el culo = shake + a leg, rattle + Posesivo + dags, get + a wiggle on, get off + Posesivo + ass, get off + Posesivo + arse.
    * pasarse Algo por el culo = not give a shit.
    * pellizcar el culo = bottom pinching.
    * perder el culo = go into + raptures.
    * poner el culo = take + Nombre + lying down.
    * quedarse con el culo al aire = come + unstuck.
    * quien quiera peces que se moje el culo = you cannot make an omelette without breaking eggs.
    * ser el culo del mundo = be the pits.
    * tonto del culo = arsehole [asshole, -USA], mug, prick, as daft as a brush, as thick as two (short) planks, prize idiot, knucklehead.
    * vete a tomar por culo = fuck off.
    * * *
    masculino (fam: en algunas regiones vulg)
    a) ( nalgas) backside (colloq), butt (AmE colloq), bum (BrE colloq), ass (AmE vulg), arse (BrE vulg)

    te voy a dar unos azotes or pegar en el culo — I'm going to spank o smack you

    caerse or (AmL) irse de culo (fam) ( literal) — to fall on one's backside o ass; ( asombrarse) to be flabbergasted o amazed (colloq)

    darle por (el) culo a alguien — (vulg) to screw somebody (sl)

    que te den por culo! — (vulg) screw you! (vulg)

    en el culo del mundo — (fam) in the back of beyond

    ir de culo — (fam)

    mandar a alguien a tomar por culo — (Esp vulg) to tell someone to piss off (vulg)

    mandar algo a tomar por culo — (Esp vulg) to pack o chuck something in (colloq)

    meterse algo en or por el culo — (vulg)

    perder el culo por algo/alguien — (fam)

    pierde el culo por él/porque la inviten — she's just crazy about him/she's just dying to be asked (colloq)

    quedar como el or un culo — (AmS fam o vulg) to look awful o terrible

    ni la llamó y quedó como el or un culo — he didn't even call her, it was so rude of him! (colloq)

    es un culo de mal asiento or sin asiento — ( no se está quieto) he can't sit still for a minute; (en cuestiones de trabajo, vivienda) he never stays in one place for long

    b) (de vaso, botella) bottom

    gafas de culo de vaso or botella — pebble (lens) glasses (colloq)

    c) (RPl fam) ( suerte) luck
    * * *
    = bum, bottom, backside, arse, ass, bahookie, tush, heinie, booty, tushy.

    Ex: At heart, it is a smirkingly adolescent pursuit of cheap laughs and mild titillation, with a surfeit of jokes involving breasts and bums and with new extremes of scatological humiliation.

    Ex: There is 'no bottom which can be decisively kicked or even a soul to damn'.
    Ex: Corporal punishment, the act of disciplining students by inflicting physical pain (usually paddling the child's backside), has recently come under fire due to the public's growing concern over child abuse.
    Ex: I don't really care if he does like real ale, even if his arse was hung with diamonds he would still be a twat.
    Ex: She loves taking a cock in the twat and another in the ass.
    Ex: She's not as fragile as she looks and you may end up with her toe up your bahookie.
    Ex: They are just sitting on their tushes and doing nothing but talking about what is wrong with their country.
    Ex: Sheep walk in a row by sniffing each other's heinies.
    Ex: American socialite Kim Kardashian has revealed that she's planning to get her booty insured.
    Ex: He lost his job as a male model after an injury left him with an unsightly scar on his tushy.
    * besarle el culo a Alguien = kiss + Posesivo + butt.
    * con el culo al aire = out in the cold.
    * culo del mundo, el = back of beyond, the.
    * culo respingón = pert bum, pert bottom.
    * dar por culo = piss + Nombre + off.
    * dar un pellizco en el culo = bottom pinching.
    * dejar con el culo al aire = leave + Nombre + out in the cold.
    * en el culo = in the bottom.
    * en el culo del mundo = in the arse of nowhere.
    * enseñar el culo = moon, do + a moony.
    * irse a tomar por culo = naff off.
    * lamerle el culo a Alguien = kiss + Posesivo + butt.
    * mojarse el culo = get + involved with/in.
    * mover el culo = shake + a leg, rattle + Posesivo + dags, get + a wiggle on, get off + Posesivo + ass, get off + Posesivo + arse.
    * pasarse Algo por el culo = not give a shit.
    * pellizcar el culo = bottom pinching.
    * perder el culo = go into + raptures.
    * poner el culo = take + Nombre + lying down.
    * quedarse con el culo al aire = come + unstuck.
    * quien quiera peces que se moje el culo = you cannot make an omelette without breaking eggs.
    * ser el culo del mundo = be the pits.
    * tonto del culo = arsehole [asshole, -USA], mug, prick, as daft as a brush, as thick as two (short) planks, prize idiot, knucklehead.
    * vete a tomar por culo = fuck off.

    * * *
    (fam: en algunas regiones vulg)
    1 (nalgas) backside ( colloq), butt ( AmE colloq), bum ( BrE colloq), ass ( AmE vulg), arse ( BrE vulg)
    te voy a dar unos azotes en el culo I'm going to spank o smack your bottom
    me dan ganas de darle una patada en el culo I feel like giving him a kick up the backside o ass
    cada cual hace de su culo un pito ( RPl vulg); I/you can do what I/you bloody well like
    caerse or ( AmL) irse de culo ( fam) (literal) to fall on one's backside o ass; (asombrarse) to be flabbergasted o amazed ( colloq)
    tiene una casa que te caes or vas de culo he has an amazing o incredible house
    casi me caigo de culo cuando la vi entrar I couldn't believe my eyes o I was amazed o flabbergasted when I saw her come in
    darle por (el) culo a algn ( vulg); to screw sb (sl), to shaft sb (sl)
    ¡que te den por culo! ( vulg); screw you! ( vulg), piss off! ( vulg)
    en el culo del mundo ( fam); in the back of beyond, in the sticks ( colloq), in the Boonies ( AmE colloq)
    ir de culo ( fam): el negocio va de culo the business is going really badly
    voy de culo con tanto trabajo ( Esp); I'm up to my ears o eyes in work ( colloq)
    lamerle el culo a algn ( vulg); to lick sb's ass ( vulg), to brown-nose sb ( vulg), to suck up to sb ( BrE colloq)
    mandar a algn a tomar por culo ( Esp vulg); to tell someone to piss off ( vulg)
    ¡vete a tomar por culo! ( Esp vulg); screw you! ( vulg), piss off! ( vulg)
    mandar algo a tomar por culo ( Esp vulg); to pack sth in ( colloq), to chuck sth in ( BrE colloq)
    meterse algo en or por el culo ( vulg): métetelo en el culo you can stick it up your ass ( vulg)
    mojarse el culo ( Esp fam); to get one's feet wet ( colloq)
    pasarse algo por el culo ( vulg): las reglas me las paso por el culo I don't give a shit about the rules ( vulg)
    perder el culo por algo/algn ( fam): pierde el culo por él she's just crazy o nuts about him ( colloq)
    está que pierde el culo por que la inviten she's just dying to be asked
    quedar como el or un culo ( AmS fam o vulg); to look awful o terrible
    ese color te queda como el or un culo you look a sight in that color, you look bloody awful in that color ( BrE sl)
    ni la llamó y quedó como el or un culo he didn't even call her, it was so rude of him! ( colloq)
    romperse el culo ( fam); to work one's butt off ( AmE colloq), to slog one's guts out ( BrE colloq)
    ser un culo de mal asiento or sin asiento ( fam); to have ants in one's pants ( colloq)
    es un culo de mal asiento or sin asiento (no se está quieto) he's got ants in his pants; (en cuestiones de trabajo, vivienda) he never stays in one place for long o he's a restless soul
    ser un culo veo culo quiero ( fam): es un culo veo culo quiero when he sees something he likes, he just has to have it
    tener culo ( Esp fam); to have a nerve ( colloq)
    traerle de culo a algn ( Esp fam o vulg); to drive sb bananas o nuts ( colloq), to drive sb round the bend o twist ( colloq)
    2 (de un vaso, una botella) bottom
    gafas de culo de vaso or botella pebble (lens) glasses ( colloq)
    3 ( RPl fam) (suerte) luck
    * * *

     

    culo sustantivo masculino (fam: en algunas regiones vulg)
    a) ( nalgas) backside (colloq), butt (AmE colloq), bum (BrE colloq), ass (AmE vulg), arse (BrE vulg);

    te voy a pegar en el culo I'm going to spank o smack you

    b) (de vaso, botella) bottom

    culo sustantivo masculino
    1 familiar (trasero) backside, butt, bottom
    2 (de recipiente) bottom
    ' culo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    caerse
    English:
    arse
    - ass
    - backside
    - bum
    - butt
    - fanny
    - tail
    - bun
    - fuck
    * * *
    culo nm Fam Note that in some regions of Latin America this term is vulgar in register.
    1. [nalgas] Br bum, US butt;
    le di una patada en el culo I gave him a kick up the backside, US I kicked his butt;
    culo firme firm buttocks;
    culo respingón pert bottom;
    ¡vaya culo tiene! she's got a nice Br arse o US ass!;
    me caí de culo I fell flat on my backside o Br bum;
    Fig
    cuando vi su moto me caí de culo I was flabbergasted o Br gobsmacked when I saw his motorbike;
    con el culo al aire: su confesión dejó a sus compinches con el culo al aire his confession left his accomplices up the creek;
    muy Fam
    vive en el culo del mundo she lives Br bloody o US goddamn miles from anywhere;
    muy Fam
    estoy hasta el culo de trabajo I've got so much Br bloody o US goddamn work to do!;
    muy Fam
    ir de culo: el equipo va de culo este año the team's doing shit o crap this year;
    con esa estrategia vas de culo that strategy's a load of crap;
    esta última semana hemos ido de culo, sin parar ni un minuto this last week has been a Br bloody o US goddamn nightmare, we haven't had a minute's rest;
    muy Fam
    lamer el culo: siempre está lamiéndole el culo al jefe he's always licking the boss's Br arse o US ass, he's always sucking up to o brown-nosing the boss;
    muy Fam
    mojarse el culo: éste no se moja el culo por nadie he wouldn't lift a Br bloody o US goddamn finger to help anyone;
    muy Fam
    partirse el culo: con este tío te partes el culo that guy's a Br bloody o US goddamn hoot;
    muy Fam
    pensar con el culo: ¡qué estupideces dice!, parece que piense con el culo what a load of nonsense, she's just talking out of her Br arse o US ass;
    muy Fam
    perder el culo: ha perdido el culo por una compañera de clase he's madly in love with a girl in his class;
    muy Fam
    ponerse hasta el culo: nos pusimos hasta el culo de cerveza we got wasted on beer;
    ser un culo inquieto o [m5] de mal asiento [enredador] to be fidgety;
    [errante] to be a restless soul
    2. [ano] Br arsehole, US asshole;
    RP muy Fam
    como el culo: me siento como el culo I feel like shit;
    esa muchacha me cae como el culo I hate that girl's Br bloody o US goddamn guts;
    Vulg
    dar por el culo a alguien [sodomizar] to give it to sb up the Br arse o US ass;
    Esp
    ¡que te den por culo!, ¡vete a tomar por culo! fuck off!;
    Esp
    no quiere ayudar – ¡que le den por culo! he doesn't want to help – well, fuck him, then!
    Vulg
    meterse algo por el culo: te puedes meter tu propuesta por el culo you can stick your proposal up your Br arse o US ass
    Esp Vulg
    a tomar por culo: le pedí dinero prestado, y me mandó a tomar por culo I asked her to lend me some money and she told me to fuck off o where to stick it;
    estoy harto, voy a mandar todo a tomar por culo fuck this o Br fuck this for a lark, I've had enough of it;
    todo lo que habíamos hecho se fue a tomar por culo con el apagón the power cut completely fucked up everything we'd done;
    muy Fam
    está a tomar por culo it's Br bloody o US goddamn miles from anywhere;
    3. [de vaso, botella] bottom;
    Esp
    gafas de culo de vaso, Am [m5] lentes de culo de botella pebble-glasses
    4. [líquido]
    queda un culo de vino there's a drop (or two) of wine left in the bottom
    5. [zurcido]
    me has hecho un culo de pollo en el calcetín you've made a mess of darning my sock
    6. RP Fam [suerte]
    me gané la lotería – ¡qué culo! I won the lottery – you lucky o Br jammy thing!
    * * *
    ass vulg, Br
    arse vulg ; fam
    butt fam, Br
    bum fam ;
    caer(se) de culo fall on one’s ass;
    lamer el culo a alguien vulg brown-nose s.o. fam ;
    ir de culo fig fam do badly;
    ser culo de mal asiento fig fam be restless, have ants in one’s pants fam ;
    en el culo del mundo fig in the boondocks fam, in the middle of nowhere
    * * *
    culo nm
    1) fam : backside, behind
    2) : bottom (of a glass)
    * * *
    culo n
    1. (trasero) bottom / bum
    2. (de vaso, botella) bottom

    Spanish-English dictionary > culo

  • 4 de entonces

    in those days, of that time
    * * *
    Ex. With their rudimentary visuals and sub-par writing, the comics of the day were nothing more than gags and cheap laughs.
    * * *

    Ex: With their rudimentary visuals and sub-par writing, the comics of the day were nothing more than gags and cheap laughs.

    Spanish-English dictionary > de entonces

  • 5 de inferior calidad

    (adj.) = low-end, sub-par
    Ex. Therefore real time interaction is feasible on both low-end and high-end machines.
    Ex. With their rudimentary visuals and sub-par writing, the comics of the day were nothing more than gags and cheap laughs.
    * * *
    (adj.) = low-end, sub-par

    Ex: Therefore real time interaction is feasible on both low-end and high-end machines.

    Ex: With their rudimentary visuals and sub-par writing, the comics of the day were nothing more than gags and cheap laughs.

    Spanish-English dictionary > de inferior calidad

  • 6 de la época

    = of the time(s), of the day
    Ex. Appearing as an expert witness the librarian proved that, between 1943-55, a librarian following standard library practices of the time could have identified and located literature on the subject of the health effects of exposure to asbestos and the means of controlling dust in the mining and milling of asbestos.
    Ex. With their rudimentary visuals and sub-par writing, the comics of the day were nothing more than gags and cheap laughs.
    * * *
    = of the time(s), of the day

    Ex: Appearing as an expert witness the librarian proved that, between 1943-55, a librarian following standard library practices of the time could have identified and located literature on the subject of the health effects of exposure to asbestos and the means of controlling dust in the mining and milling of asbestos.

    Ex: With their rudimentary visuals and sub-par writing, the comics of the day were nothing more than gags and cheap laughs.

    Spanish-English dictionary > de la época

  • 7 efecto visual

    (n.) = visual
    Ex. With their rudimentary visuals and sub-par writing, the comics of the day were nothing more than gags and cheap laughs.
    * * *
    (n.) = visual

    Ex: With their rudimentary visuals and sub-par writing, the comics of the day were nothing more than gags and cheap laughs.

    Spanish-English dictionary > efecto visual

  • 8 emoción

    f.
    emotion, feeling, thrill, excitement.
    * * *
    1 (sentimiento) emotion, feeling
    2 (excitación) excitement
    \
    ¡qué emoción! how exciting!
    * * *
    noun f.
    emotion, excitement
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=sentimiento) emotion
    2) (=excitación) excitement

    ¡qué emoción! — (lit) how exciting!; iró big deal!

    la emoción de la película no disminuyethe excitement o tension of the film does not flag

    * * *
    femenino ( sentimiento) emotion; (expectación, excitación) excitement
    * * *
    = emotion, excitement, poignancy, thrill, titillation, exhilaration.
    Ex. Puberty, he describes as 'dreamy and sentimental' and though this may seem a far cry from the teenagers we would recognize that adolescence brings an awakening of emotions, idealism and commitment to a romantic ideal.
    Ex. If done effectively, displays can add interest and even excitement to the process of information discovery.
    Ex. Death becomes the character's hugged secret in what is a movie infused with silence and poignancy.
    Ex. She felt a small thrill of triumph.
    Ex. At heart, it is a smirkingly adolescent pursuit of cheap laughs and mild titillation, with a surfeit of jokes involving breasts and bums and with new extremes of scatological humiliation.
    Ex. The performance nevertheless falls flat due to the singers' failure to create true exhilaration.
    ----
    * acallar una emoción = bruise + emotion.
    * despertar las emociones = stir + emotions.
    * estremecerse de emoción = tremble with + excitement.
    * haber un aire de emoción = there + be + an air of excitement.
    * hacer llorar de emoción = move + Nombre + to tears.
    * infundir emoción = infuse + emotion.
    * no sucumbir ante las emociones = keep + a stiff upper lip.
    * respirarse emoción en el aire = there + be + an air of excitement.
    * sentir una emoción = feel + emotion.
    * * *
    femenino ( sentimiento) emotion; (expectación, excitación) excitement
    * * *
    = emotion, excitement, poignancy, thrill, titillation, exhilaration.

    Ex: Puberty, he describes as 'dreamy and sentimental' and though this may seem a far cry from the teenagers we would recognize that adolescence brings an awakening of emotions, idealism and commitment to a romantic ideal.

    Ex: If done effectively, displays can add interest and even excitement to the process of information discovery.
    Ex: Death becomes the character's hugged secret in what is a movie infused with silence and poignancy.
    Ex: She felt a small thrill of triumph.
    Ex: At heart, it is a smirkingly adolescent pursuit of cheap laughs and mild titillation, with a surfeit of jokes involving breasts and bums and with new extremes of scatological humiliation.
    Ex: The performance nevertheless falls flat due to the singers' failure to create true exhilaration.
    * acallar una emoción = bruise + emotion.
    * despertar las emociones = stir + emotions.
    * estremecerse de emoción = tremble with + excitement.
    * haber un aire de emoción = there + be + an air of excitement.
    * hacer llorar de emoción = move + Nombre + to tears.
    * infundir emoción = infuse + emotion.
    * no sucumbir ante las emociones = keep + a stiff upper lip.
    * respirarse emoción en el aire = there + be + an air of excitement.
    * sentir una emoción = feel + emotion.

    * * *
    1 (sentimiento) emotion
    no deja traslucir sus emociones he doesn't let his emotions o feelings show
    2 (expectación, excitación) excitement
    ¡qué emoción! how exciting!
    * * *

    emoción sustantivo femenino ( sentimiento) emotion;
    (expectación, excitación) excitement;
    ¡qué emoción! how exciting!

    emoción sustantivo femenino
    1 (sentimiento) emotion
    2 (nerviosismo, expectación) excitement: con la emoción me olvidé de llamarte, I was so excited that I forgot to call you

    ' emoción' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    conmoción
    - embargar
    - emocionar
    - impresión
    - nudo
    - sacudir
    - sensación
    - temblar
    - vibrar
    - entrecortado
    - intenso
    - llorar
    - reflejar
    - sentimiento
    - sentir
    - sorpresa
    - uy
    - viveza
    English:
    break
    - control
    - cover up
    - curb
    - dam up
    - damp
    - deep
    - deepen
    - depth
    - dormant
    - emotion
    - emotionalism
    - excitement
    - exhibit
    - feel
    - force back
    - great
    - joy
    - outburst
    - overcome
    - overpower
    - overwhelm
    - pass
    - pass off
    - possess
    - powerful
    - profess
    - sham
    - shame
    - sharpen
    - shock
    - show
    - sniff
    - stir
    - strength
    - strong
    - subdue
    - suppress
    - thrill
    - violent
    - wave
    - wrench
    - flurry
    - move
    * * *
    1. [conmoción, sentimiento] emotion;
    la emoción le impedía hablar he was so emotional he could hardly speak;
    temblaba de emoción he was trembling with emotion;
    lloraba de emoción he was moved to tears
    2. [expectación] excitement;
    ¡qué emoción! how exciting!;
    seguían el partido con emoción they followed the game with excitement
    * * *
    f emotion;
    ¡qué emoción! how exciting!
    * * *
    emoción nf, pl - ciones : emotion
    emocional adj
    * * *
    1. (sentimiento) emotion
    2. (pasión) excitement
    ¡qué emoción! how exciting!

    Spanish-English dictionary > emoción

  • 9 escatológico

    adj.
    1 scatological, coprolaliac, filth-obsessed, filthy.
    2 eschatological.
    3 scatologic.
    * * *
    1 RELIGIÓN eschatological
    ————————
    1 (de excrementos) scatological
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=de los excrementos) scatological
    2) (Fil, Rel) eschatological
    * * *
    = scatological, eschatological.
    Ex. At heart, it is a smirkingly adolescent pursuit of cheap laughs and mild titillation, with a surfeit of jokes involving breasts and bums and with new extremes of scatological humiliation.
    Ex. The eschatological evocations underlying Colonna's text seem to imply a prophecy of recovery through faith and divine love.
    * * *
    = scatological, eschatological.

    Ex: At heart, it is a smirkingly adolescent pursuit of cheap laughs and mild titillation, with a surfeit of jokes involving breasts and bums and with new extremes of scatological humiliation.

    Ex: The eschatological evocations underlying Colonna's text seem to imply a prophecy of recovery through faith and divine love.

    * * *
    A ( Rel) eschatological
    B (de los excrementos) scatological
    * * *

    escatológico adjetivo
    1 Rel eschatological: lo escatológico cobra importancia a fin de siglo, eschatological matters gain importance at the end of the century
    2 (de los excrementos) scatological: no me gustan los chistes escatológicos, I don't care for "bathroom" jokes
    ' escatológico' also found in these entries:
    English:
    scatological
    * * *
    escatológico, -a adj
    1. Rel eschatological
    2. [de excrementos] scatological

    Spanish-English dictionary > escatológico

  • 10 estímulo

    m.
    1 encouragement, drive, boost, incentive.
    2 incentive, inducement.
    * * *
    1 stimulus, stimulation
    2 figurado encouragement
    3 COMERCIO incentive
    * * *
    noun m.
    * * *
    SM
    1) (Psic) stimulus
    2) (=incentivo) incentive
    * * *
    a) ( incentivo) encouragement

    sirve de estímulo a la inversión — it acts as an incentive to investment, it encourages investment

    b) (Biol, Fisiol) stimulus
    * * *
    = boost, incentive, leaven, prodding, spur, stimulation, stimulus [stimuli, -pl.], encouragement, enhancer, facilitator, prod, kick-start [kickstart], kick-start [kickstart], word of encouragement, nudge, titillation, driving force, stimulant, pick-me-up.
    Ex. Consequently, Leforte came to expect -- perhaps even take for granted -- the periodic boosts of ego and income that the evaluations provided.
    Ex. This article considers the strengths of a pay scale as a work incentive.
    Ex. But the leaven of the principles, promulgated by the International Federation, has not yet penetrated into more than half the lump of documentary material.
    Ex. Computers are quite adroit at such simple yes/no response without much prodding.
    Ex. This was a spur to several other London boroughs who set up shop-front consumer advice centres from 1972.
    Ex. The reader of this work can relive with some degree of verisimilitude the excitement and stimulation created by these institutes and such colloquies as the Kilgour-Lubetzky exchange.
    Ex. This was not intended as a criticism of their hard working colleagues but simply as an admission that they needed additional support and stimulus.
    Ex. Nevertheless my debts are real, and I particularly want to thank David Foxon for his illuminating commentary on the final sections, and D. F. McKenzie for his encouragement throughout.
    Ex. The low regard that many publishers have shown for indexers as enhancers of book sales and profitability may well have been justified in the past.
    Ex. Information technology may have acted as a catalyst or facilitator for some of the changes which have occurred.
    Ex. She sat back in her chair and considered her supervisor's gentle prods.
    Ex. That would be a great kick-start to raising awareness of IFLA 2002.
    Ex. That would be a great kick-start to raising awareness of IFLA 2002.
    Ex. This he knew happens to employees who are not given a word of encouragement, some recognition.
    Ex. Results showed that student teachers needed additional support, either via nudge or overt expectations, to actually apply what they had learned.
    Ex. At heart, it is a smirkingly adolescent pursuit of cheap laughs and mild titillation, with a surfeit of jokes involving breasts and bums and with new extremes of scatological humiliation.
    Ex. On-line services have been one of the most powerful driving forces moving information away from its traditional definition and towards the commodity view.
    Ex. The system consequently retrieves any record in which the term ' stimulants' appears.
    Ex. Maybe it's just a passing mood or maybe it's a particularly bad string of events, but sometimes in this hectic life we just need a pick-me-up.
    ----
    * dar estímulo = provide + boost.
    * estímulo excesivo = overstimulation.
    * estímulos visuales = visual stimuli.
    * ofrecer estímulo = provide + stimulus.
    * ser un estímulo = be motivating.
    * * *
    a) ( incentivo) encouragement

    sirve de estímulo a la inversión — it acts as an incentive to investment, it encourages investment

    b) (Biol, Fisiol) stimulus
    * * *
    = boost, incentive, leaven, prodding, spur, stimulation, stimulus [stimuli, -pl.], encouragement, enhancer, facilitator, prod, kick-start [kickstart], kick-start [kickstart], word of encouragement, nudge, titillation, driving force, stimulant, pick-me-up.

    Ex: Consequently, Leforte came to expect -- perhaps even take for granted -- the periodic boosts of ego and income that the evaluations provided.

    Ex: This article considers the strengths of a pay scale as a work incentive.
    Ex: But the leaven of the principles, promulgated by the International Federation, has not yet penetrated into more than half the lump of documentary material.
    Ex: Computers are quite adroit at such simple yes/no response without much prodding.
    Ex: This was a spur to several other London boroughs who set up shop-front consumer advice centres from 1972.
    Ex: The reader of this work can relive with some degree of verisimilitude the excitement and stimulation created by these institutes and such colloquies as the Kilgour-Lubetzky exchange.
    Ex: This was not intended as a criticism of their hard working colleagues but simply as an admission that they needed additional support and stimulus.
    Ex: Nevertheless my debts are real, and I particularly want to thank David Foxon for his illuminating commentary on the final sections, and D. F. McKenzie for his encouragement throughout.
    Ex: The low regard that many publishers have shown for indexers as enhancers of book sales and profitability may well have been justified in the past.
    Ex: Information technology may have acted as a catalyst or facilitator for some of the changes which have occurred.
    Ex: She sat back in her chair and considered her supervisor's gentle prods.
    Ex: That would be a great kick-start to raising awareness of IFLA 2002.
    Ex: That would be a great kick-start to raising awareness of IFLA 2002.
    Ex: This he knew happens to employees who are not given a word of encouragement, some recognition.
    Ex: Results showed that student teachers needed additional support, either via nudge or overt expectations, to actually apply what they had learned.
    Ex: At heart, it is a smirkingly adolescent pursuit of cheap laughs and mild titillation, with a surfeit of jokes involving breasts and bums and with new extremes of scatological humiliation.
    Ex: On-line services have been one of the most powerful driving forces moving information away from its traditional definition and towards the commodity view.
    Ex: The system consequently retrieves any record in which the term ' stimulants' appears.
    Ex: Maybe it's just a passing mood or maybe it's a particularly bad string of events, but sometimes in this hectic life we just need a pick-me-up.
    * dar estímulo = provide + boost.
    * estímulo excesivo = overstimulation.
    * estímulos visuales = visual stimuli.
    * ofrecer estímulo = provide + stimulus.
    * ser un estímulo = be motivating.

    * * *
    1 (incentivo) encouragement
    sirve de estímulo a la inversión it acts as an incentive o a stimulus to investment, it encourages investment
    2 ( Biol, Fisiol) stimulus
    * * *

    Del verbo estimular: ( conjugate estimular)

    estimulo es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    estimuló es:

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

    Multiple Entries:
    estimular    
    estímulo
    estimular ( conjugate estimular) verbo transitivo


    estímulo sustantivo masculino

    b) (Biol, Fisiol) stimulus

    estimular verbo transitivo
    1 (dar ánimos) to encourage
    2 (potenciar, activar) to stimulate
    estímulo sustantivo masculino
    1 (acicate, ánimo) encouragement
    2 Biol Fís stimulus
    (acción) stimulation
    ' estímulo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    ánimo
    - incentivo
    - responder
    - respuesta
    - revulsiva
    - revulsivo
    - acicate
    - arriba
    English:
    boost
    - encouragement
    - inspiration
    - lift
    - shot
    - spur
    - stimulation
    - stimulus
    * * *
    1. [aliciente] incentive;
    [ánimo] encouragement;
    servir de estímulo to act o serve as an incentive;
    medidas de estímulo a la creación de empleo measures to encourage job creation
    2. Fisiol stimulus
    * * *
    m
    1 stimulus
    2 ( incentivo) incentive
    * * *
    1) : stimulus
    2) incentivo: incentive, encouragement
    * * *
    estímulo n stimulus [pl. stimuli]

    Spanish-English dictionary > estímulo

  • 11 excitación

    f.
    1 excitation, excitement, exaltation, restlessness.
    2 irritation.
    * * *
    1 (acción) excitation
    2 (sentimiento) excitement
    * * *
    SF
    1) (Med) excitation frm
    2) (Elec) excitation
    3) (=emoción) excitement
    * * *
    b) ( entusiasmo) excitement
    c) ( sexual) arousal, excitement
    d) (Biol) stimulation
    e) (Fis) excitation
    * * *
    = excitement, titillation, arousal, exhilaration, hoopla.
    Ex. If done effectively, displays can add interest and even excitement to the process of information discovery.
    Ex. At heart, it is a smirkingly adolescent pursuit of cheap laughs and mild titillation, with a surfeit of jokes involving breasts and bums and with new extremes of scatological humiliation.
    Ex. A similar pattern for heart rate was found, suggesting that arousal was implicated in the effect.
    Ex. The performance nevertheless falls flat due to the singers' failure to create true exhilaration.
    Ex. Amid the hoopla, she hasn't forgotten its roots.
    ----
    * calmar la excitación = dampen + Posesivo + excitement.
    * excitación sexual = sexual arousal.
    * * *
    b) ( entusiasmo) excitement
    c) ( sexual) arousal, excitement
    d) (Biol) stimulation
    e) (Fis) excitation
    * * *
    = excitement, titillation, arousal, exhilaration, hoopla.

    Ex: If done effectively, displays can add interest and even excitement to the process of information discovery.

    Ex: At heart, it is a smirkingly adolescent pursuit of cheap laughs and mild titillation, with a surfeit of jokes involving breasts and bums and with new extremes of scatological humiliation.
    Ex: A similar pattern for heart rate was found, suggesting that arousal was implicated in the effect.
    Ex: The performance nevertheless falls flat due to the singers' failure to create true exhilaration.
    Ex: Amid the hoopla, she hasn't forgotten its roots.
    * calmar la excitación = dampen + Posesivo + excitement.
    * excitación sexual = sexual arousal.

    * * *
    1
    (agitación): presa de una gran excitación in an excited o agitated state
    2 (entusiasmo) excitement
    3 (sexual) arousal, excitement
    4 ( Biol) excitation, stimulation
    5 ( Fís) excitation
    * * *

    excitación sustantivo femenino


    excitación sustantivo femenino
    1 (nerviosismo, expectación) excitement
    2 (sexual) arousal
    3 Biol stimulation
    ' excitación' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    alteración
    - alboroto
    - emoción
    English:
    excitement
    - excited
    * * *
    1. [nerviosismo] agitation;
    [por enfado, sexo] arousal
    2. Biol excitation
    3. Elec excitation
    * * *
    f excitement, agitation
    * * *
    excitación nf, pl - ciones : excitement

    Spanish-English dictionary > excitación

  • 12 humillación

    f.
    humiliation, belittlement, kick in the teeth, put-down.
    * * *
    1 humiliation, humbling
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=sumisión) humiliation

    ¡qué humillación! — I'm so humiliated!, how humiliating!

    2) (=acto) humbling
    * * *
    femenino humiliation
    * * *
    = indignity, opprobrium, put-down, humiliation, loss of face, obloquy, ignominy.
    Ex. The bibliographer can expect to assume all the benign indignity which was showered upon the lexicographer with Johnson's definition of 'a harmless drudge'.
    Ex. Jealousy is an emotion to which opprobrium has traditionally been attached.
    Ex. Overt abuse definitions included put-downs, criticism, foul language, explosive anger, and neglect.
    Ex. At heart, it is a smirkingly adolescent pursuit of cheap laughs and mild titillation, with a surfeit of jokes involving breasts and bums and with new extremes of scatological humiliation.
    Ex. Males are primarily concerned with a loss of face when confronted with a jealousy situation, while females are concerned with the possible loss of a partner.
    Ex. He has breasted an extraordinary amount of obloquy on behalf of our country's cause.
    Ex. If 90% of US citizens are opposed to the ignominy of heathenism, us ten-percenters are unlikely to make much headway.
    * * *
    femenino humiliation
    * * *
    = indignity, opprobrium, put-down, humiliation, loss of face, obloquy, ignominy.

    Ex: The bibliographer can expect to assume all the benign indignity which was showered upon the lexicographer with Johnson's definition of 'a harmless drudge'.

    Ex: Jealousy is an emotion to which opprobrium has traditionally been attached.
    Ex: Overt abuse definitions included put-downs, criticism, foul language, explosive anger, and neglect.
    Ex: At heart, it is a smirkingly adolescent pursuit of cheap laughs and mild titillation, with a surfeit of jokes involving breasts and bums and with new extremes of scatological humiliation.
    Ex: Males are primarily concerned with a loss of face when confronted with a jealousy situation, while females are concerned with the possible loss of a partner.
    Ex: He has breasted an extraordinary amount of obloquy on behalf of our country's cause.
    Ex: If 90% of US citizens are opposed to the ignominy of heathenism, us ten-percenters are unlikely to make much headway.

    * * *
    humiliation
    sufrir una humillación to suffer humiliation
    ¡qué humillación! how humiliating!
    * * *

    humillación sustantivo femenino
    humiliation
    humillación sustantivo femenino humiliation
    ' humillación' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    sangrar
    English:
    humiliation
    - indignity
    * * *
    humiliation;
    sufrieron una humillación they were humiliated
    * * *
    f humiliation
    * * *
    humillación nf, pl - ciones : humiliation

    Spanish-English dictionary > humillación

  • 13 humor

    m.
    1 mood.
    estar de buen/mal humor to be in a good/bad mood
    estar de un humor de perros to be in a filthy mood
    2 humor (gracia).
    un programa de humor a comedy program
    no tiene sentido del humor she doesn't have a sense of humor
    en vez de enfadarme, me lo tomé con humor rather than get upset, I just laughed it off
    humor negro black humor
    3 mood (ganas).
    no estoy de humor I'm not in the mood
    no está de humor para ponerse a cocinar she doesn't feel like cooking
    4 humor (anatomy).
    5 pus.
    6 merry disposition.
    7 humour, normal body fluid.
    * * *
    1 (ánimo) mood
    2 (carácter) temper
    3 (gracia) humour (US humor)
    4 (líquido) humour (US humor)
    \
    estar de buen humor / estar de mal humor to be in a good mood / to be in a bad mood
    estar de humor para algo / tener humor para algo to feel like (doing) something, feel in the mood for (doing) something
    tener un humor de perros familiar to be in a foul mood
    humor acuoso aqueous humour (US humor)
    humor negro black comedy
    humor vítreo vitreous humour (US humor)
    * * *
    noun m.
    2) mood
    * * *
    I
    SM
    1) (=estado de ánimo) mood, humour, humor (EEUU), temper

    buen humor — good humour, good mood

    estar de buen/mal humor — to be in a good/bad mood, be in a good/bad temper

    seguir el humor a algn — to humour sb, go along with sb's mood

    2) (=gracia) humour, humor (EEUU), humorousness frm
    II
    SM (Med, Bio) humour, humor (EEUU)
    * * *
    1)
    a) ( estado de ánimo) mood

    estar de buen/mal humor — to be in a good/bad mood

    hay que tener humor para... — you have to be really enthusiastic o (BrE) keen to...

    estar de un humor de perros — (fam) to be in a filthy o foul mood (colloq)

    b) ( gracia) humor*
    2) (Biol, Fisiol) humor*
    * * *
    = humour [humor, -USA], temper.
    Ex. If you are looking for books about humor in orchestral music, you can combine these two lists.
    Ex. A society without a literature has that much less chance of embodying within its temper and so within its organizations something of the fullness of human experience.
    ----
    * buen humor = cheerfulness, good humour.
    * comedia de humor negro = black comedy.
    * con buen humor = good-humouredly.
    * con humor = humorously.
    * con un humor de perros = like a bear with a sore head, in a foul mood.
    * de buen humor = good-humouredly, in good humour.
    * decir con mal humor = spit out.
    * de humor = funny [funnier -comp., funniest -sup.].
    * de mal humor = crotchety.
    * esquech de humor = comedy sketch.
    * estar de buen humor = be high.
    * humor acuoso = aqueous humour.
    * humor barato = cheap laughs.
    * humor corporal = body fluid.
    * humor de perros = vicious temper.
    * humor serio = deadpan humour.
    * humor visual = slapstick.
    * humor vítreo = vitreous humour.
    * perder el sentido del humor = lose + sense of humour.
    * programa de humor = comedy programme.
    * sentido del humor = sense of humour.
    * sin humor = humourless [humorless, -USA].
    * sketch de humor = comedy sketch.
    * tomarse Algo con humor = take + Nombre + in good humour.
    * ver Algo con humor = a funny eye for.
    * * *
    1)
    a) ( estado de ánimo) mood

    estar de buen/mal humor — to be in a good/bad mood

    hay que tener humor para... — you have to be really enthusiastic o (BrE) keen to...

    estar de un humor de perros — (fam) to be in a filthy o foul mood (colloq)

    b) ( gracia) humor*
    2) (Biol, Fisiol) humor*
    * * *
    = humour [humor, -USA], temper.

    Ex: If you are looking for books about humor in orchestral music, you can combine these two lists.

    Ex: A society without a literature has that much less chance of embodying within its temper and so within its organizations something of the fullness of human experience.
    * buen humor = cheerfulness, good humour.
    * comedia de humor negro = black comedy.
    * con buen humor = good-humouredly.
    * con humor = humorously.
    * con un humor de perros = like a bear with a sore head, in a foul mood.
    * de buen humor = good-humouredly, in good humour.
    * decir con mal humor = spit out.
    * de humor = funny [funnier -comp., funniest -sup.].
    * de mal humor = crotchety.
    * esquech de humor = comedy sketch.
    * estar de buen humor = be high.
    * humor acuoso = aqueous humour.
    * humor barato = cheap laughs.
    * humor corporal = body fluid.
    * humor de perros = vicious temper.
    * humor serio = deadpan humour.
    * humor visual = slapstick.
    * humor vítreo = vitreous humour.
    * perder el sentido del humor = lose + sense of humour.
    * programa de humor = comedy programme.
    * sentido del humor = sense of humour.
    * sin humor = humourless [humorless, -USA].
    * sketch de humor = comedy sketch.
    * tomarse Algo con humor = take + Nombre + in good humour.
    * ver Algo con humor = a funny eye for.

    * * *
    A
    está de buen humor she's in a good mood
    está de mal humor she's in a bad mood, she's in a mood ( colloq)
    no estoy de humor para aguantar tus bromas I'm in no mood to put up with your jokes
    está de un humor que no hay quien lo aguante he's in such a foul mood that he's quite unbearable, he's in an unbearable mood
    hay que tener humor para irse a correr a las seis de la mañana you have to be really keen to go running at six in the morning
    estar de un humor de perros ( fam); to be in a filthy o foul mood ( colloq), to be like a bear with a sore head ( colloq)
    2 (gracia) humor*
    Compuesto:
    black humor*
    B ( Biol, Fisiol) humor*
    Compuestos:
    aqueous humor*
    vitreous humor*
    * * *

     

    humor sustantivo masculino


    no estoy de humor para salir I'm not in the mood to go out
    b) ( gracia) humor( conjugate humor)

    humor sustantivo masculino
    1 (talante, ánimo) mood: hoy estoy de buen humor, today I'm in a good mood
    2 (alegría, ingenio) humour, US humor
    un chiste de humor negro, a black joke
    ' humor' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    ácida
    - ácido
    - aprovecharse
    - café
    - cambiante
    - depender
    - dotada
    - dotado
    - encarar
    - festiva
    - festivo
    - fina
    - fino
    - humorismo
    - levantarse
    - proverbial
    - rara
    - raro
    - restituir
    - sentida
    - sentido
    - variable
    - chinche
    - chusco
    - corriente
    - de
    - diablo
    - endemoniado
    - leche
    - malo
    - mufa
    - nota
    - peculiar
    - perro
    - talante
    English:
    bad-tempered
    - clean
    - dark
    - dry
    - foul
    - good
    - good-humoured
    - grumpy
    - huff
    - humor
    - humour
    - ill-humour
    - mood
    - moody
    - petulantly
    - put
    - reminiscent
    - sense
    - sick
    - spirit
    - temper
    - wicked
    - zany
    - bad
    - dryness
    - grace
    - humorless
    - in
    - inclined
    - raunchy
    - ribald
    - touch
    - warped
    - wit
    * * *
    humor nm
    1. [estado de ánimo] mood;
    [carácter] temperament;
    estar de buen/mal humor to be in a good/bad mood;
    Fam
    estar de un humor de perros to be in a filthy mood
    2. [gracia] humour;
    un programa de humor a comedy programme;
    no tiene sentido del humor she doesn't have a sense of humour;
    en vez de enfadarme, me lo tomé con humor rather than get upset, I just laughed it off
    humor negro black humour
    3. [ganas] mood;
    no estoy de humor I'm not in the mood;
    no está de humor para ponerse a cocinar she doesn't feel like cooking
    4. Anat humour
    humor ácueo aqueous humour;
    humor acuoso aqueous humour;
    humor vítreo vitreous humour
    * * *
    m
    1 humor, Br
    humour;
    sentido del humor sense of humor o Br humour
    2 ( estado de ánimo) mood;
    estar de buen/mal humor be in a good/bad mood;
    estar de humor para hacer algo be in the mood to do sth
    3 ( genio)
    :
    tener un humor de perros fam be bad-tempered
    * * *
    humor nm
    1) : humor
    2) : mood, temper
    está de buen humor: she's in a good mood
    * * *
    2. (comicidad) humour
    estar de buen/mal humor to be in a good/bad mood

    Spanish-English dictionary > humor

  • 14 humor barato

    (n.) = cheap laughs
    Ex. With their rudimentary visuals and sub-par writing, the comics of the day were nothing more than gags and cheap laughs.
    * * *

    Ex: With their rudimentary visuals and sub-par writing, the comics of the day were nothing more than gags and cheap laughs.

    Spanish-English dictionary > humor barato

  • 15 obsceno

    adj.
    obscene, bawdy, crude, indecent.
    * * *
    1 obscene
    * * *
    (f. - obscena)
    adj.
    * * *
    * * *
    - na adjetivo obscene
    * * *
    = obscene, indecent, scatological, salacious, ribald, lusty [lustier -comp., lustiest -sup.].
    Ex. Prompt responses are required to bomb threats and reports of such dangerous or criminal conduct as sprinkling acid on chairs or clothing, mutilating books, tampering with the card catalog, or obscene behavior.
    Ex. The passage of the Exon bill would make criminal the sending of obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy or indecent data over the Net = La aprobación de la ley Exon haría que fuese un delito el envío a través de Internet de información obscena, lujuriosa, lasciva, inmoral o indecente.
    Ex. At heart, it is a smirkingly adolescent pursuit of cheap laughs and mild titillation, with a surfeit of jokes involving breasts and bums and with new extremes of scatological humiliation.
    Ex. Being salacious in character, he spread the gossip that the boss and his new secretary were an item.
    Ex. About this time several of the old crones of the tribe offered their ribald advice on how the new couple should conduct themselves off in the forest together.
    Ex. He creates a type of reverse orientalism peopled by sex-hungry 'dark-age femme fatales' and ' lusty young Barbarians reeking of ale'.
    * * *
    - na adjetivo obscene
    * * *
    = obscene, indecent, scatological, salacious, ribald, lusty [lustier -comp., lustiest -sup.].

    Ex: Prompt responses are required to bomb threats and reports of such dangerous or criminal conduct as sprinkling acid on chairs or clothing, mutilating books, tampering with the card catalog, or obscene behavior.

    Ex: The passage of the Exon bill would make criminal the sending of obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy or indecent data over the Net = La aprobación de la ley Exon haría que fuese un delito el envío a través de Internet de información obscena, lujuriosa, lasciva, inmoral o indecente.
    Ex: At heart, it is a smirkingly adolescent pursuit of cheap laughs and mild titillation, with a surfeit of jokes involving breasts and bums and with new extremes of scatological humiliation.
    Ex: Being salacious in character, he spread the gossip that the boss and his new secretary were an item.
    Ex: About this time several of the old crones of the tribe offered their ribald advice on how the new couple should conduct themselves off in the forest together.
    Ex: He creates a type of reverse orientalism peopled by sex-hungry 'dark-age femme fatales' and ' lusty young Barbarians reeking of ale'.

    * * *
    obsceno -na
    obscene
    * * *

    obsceno
    ◊ -na adjetivo

    obscene
    obsceno,-a adjetivo obscene

    ' obsceno' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    escabrosa
    - escabroso
    - horrorizar
    - indecente
    - obscena
    - sucia
    - sucio
    - tono
    - impúdico
    English:
    blue
    - filthy
    - foul
    - obscene
    - raunchy
    - smutty
    - V
    - V-sign
    * * *
    obsceno, -a adj
    obscene
    * * *
    adj obscene
    * * *
    obsceno, -na adj
    : obscene

    Spanish-English dictionary > obsceno

  • 16 por debajo de la media

    (adj.) = sub-par, below-average
    Ex. With their rudimentary visuals and sub-par writing, the comics of the day were nothing more than gags and cheap laughs.
    Ex. Children who are hyper are not necessarily the most athletic and will probably be average or below-average students.
    * * *
    (adj.) = sub-par, below-average

    Ex: With their rudimentary visuals and sub-par writing, the comics of the day were nothing more than gags and cheap laughs.

    Ex: Children who are hyper are not necessarily the most athletic and will probably be average or below-average students.

    Spanish-English dictionary > por debajo de la media

  • 17 socarrón

    adj.
    1 mocking, sneering, sarcastic.
    2 fond of joking, teasing, waggish, sardonic.
    m.
    sneerer.
    * * *
    1 (astuto) sly, cunning
    2 (burlón) sarcastic, ironic, wry
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 (astuto) sly fox
    2 (burlón) sarcastic person, wry person
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=irónico) [persona, comentario, tono] sarcastic, ironical; [humor] snide
    2) (=astuto) crafty, cunning, sly
    * * *
    - rrona adjetivo ( sarcástico) sarcastic, snide; ( taimado) sly, crafty
    * * *
    = smirkingly, quizzical.
    Ex. At heart, it is a smirkingly adolescent pursuit of cheap laughs and mild titillation, with a surfeit of jokes involving breasts and bums and with new extremes of scatological humiliation.
    Ex. Troche's quizzical eye has the capacity to make even the most mundane landscapes unsettling.
    * * *
    - rrona adjetivo ( sarcástico) sarcastic, snide; ( taimado) sly, crafty
    * * *
    = smirkingly, quizzical.

    Ex: At heart, it is a smirkingly adolescent pursuit of cheap laughs and mild titillation, with a surfeit of jokes involving breasts and bums and with new extremes of scatological humiliation.

    Ex: Troche's quizzical eye has the capacity to make even the most mundane landscapes unsettling.

    * * *
    1 (sarcástico) sarcastic, snide
    2 (taimado) sly, crafty
    * * *

    socarrón
    ◊ - rrona adjetivo ( sarcástico) sarcastic, snide;


    ( taimado) sly, crafty
    socarrón,-ona
    I adjetivo mocking, ironic
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino
    1 (burlón) ironic person
    2 (ladino, pícaro) rogue
    ' socarrón' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    socarrona
    English:
    crack
    - quizzical
    * * *
    socarrón, -ona adj
    ironic
    * * *
    adj sarcastic, snide fam
    * * *
    socarrón, - rrona adj, mpl - rrones
    1) : sly, cunning
    2) : sarcastic

    Spanish-English dictionary > socarrón

  • 18 trasero1

    1 = bottom, bum, backside, buttocks, rear end, bahookie, tush, heinie, booty, tushy.
    Ex. There is 'no bottom which can be decisively kicked or even a soul to damn'.
    Ex. At heart, it is a smirkingly adolescent pursuit of cheap laughs and mild titillation, with a surfeit of jokes involving breasts and bums and with new extremes of scatological humiliation.
    Ex. Corporal punishment, the act of disciplining students by inflicting physical pain (usually paddling the child's backside), has recently come under fire due to the public's growing concern over child abuse.
    Ex. Fournier's gangrene is a necrotizing fasciitis of the scrotum or perineum that may extend to the clavicles, penis, buttocks, and lower extremities.
    Ex. People may find the swollen female rear ends ugly, but male baboons find them attractive.
    Ex. She's not as fragile as she looks and you may end up with her toe up your bahookie.
    Ex. They are just sitting on their tushes and doing nothing but talking about what is wrong with their country.
    Ex. Sheep walk in a row by sniffing each other's heinies.
    Ex. American socialite Kim Kardashian has revealed that she's planning to get her booty insured.
    Ex. He lost his job as a male model after an injury left him with an unsightly scar on his tushy.
    ----
    * dar un pellizco en el trasero = bottom pinching.
    * pellizcar el trasero = bottom pinching.
    * trasero respingón = pert bum, pert bottom.

    Spanish-English dictionary > trasero1

  • 19 trasero

    adj.
    rear, back, hind, hindmost.
    m.
    1 rear end, buttocks, back end, backside.
    2 hindquarters.
    * * *
    1 back, rear
    1 familiar eufemístico bottom, bum
    \
    en la parte trasera at the back
    ————————
    1 familiar eufemístico bottom, bum
    * * *
    1. (f. - trasera)
    adj.
    back, rear
    2. noun m.
    * * *
    1.
    ADJ [puerta] back; [asiento] back, rear

    la parte trasera del edificiothe back o rear of the building

    rueda trasera — back wheel, rear wheel

    2. SM
    1) euf (=culo) bottom, behind
    - quedarse con el trasero al aire
    2) (Zool) hindquarters pl
    3) †† pl traseros (=antepasados) ancestors
    * * *
    I
    - ra adjetivo <puerta/habitación/asiento> back (before n); < rueda> rear, back (before n); < motor> rear-mounted
    II
    masculino (fam) ( de persona) bottom, backside (colloq); ( de animal) hindquarters (pl)
    * * *
    I
    - ra adjetivo <puerta/habitación/asiento> back (before n); < rueda> rear, back (before n); < motor> rear-mounted
    II
    masculino (fam) ( de persona) bottom, backside (colloq); ( de animal) hindquarters (pl)
    * * *
    trasero1
    1 = bottom, bum, backside, buttocks, rear end, bahookie, tush, heinie, booty, tushy.

    Ex: There is 'no bottom which can be decisively kicked or even a soul to damn'.

    Ex: At heart, it is a smirkingly adolescent pursuit of cheap laughs and mild titillation, with a surfeit of jokes involving breasts and bums and with new extremes of scatological humiliation.
    Ex: Corporal punishment, the act of disciplining students by inflicting physical pain (usually paddling the child's backside), has recently come under fire due to the public's growing concern over child abuse.
    Ex: Fournier's gangrene is a necrotizing fasciitis of the scrotum or perineum that may extend to the clavicles, penis, buttocks, and lower extremities.
    Ex: People may find the swollen female rear ends ugly, but male baboons find them attractive.
    Ex: She's not as fragile as she looks and you may end up with her toe up your bahookie.
    Ex: They are just sitting on their tushes and doing nothing but talking about what is wrong with their country.
    Ex: Sheep walk in a row by sniffing each other's heinies.
    Ex: American socialite Kim Kardashian has revealed that she's planning to get her booty insured.
    Ex: He lost his job as a male model after an injury left him with an unsightly scar on his tushy.
    * dar un pellizco en el trasero = bottom pinching.
    * pellizcar el trasero = bottom pinching.
    * trasero respingón = pert bum, pert bottom.

    trasero2
    2 = rear.

    Ex: Taking the hose with it, the spindle forced the platen down on to the back of the rear half of the tympan.

    * asiento trasero = pillion seat.
    * eje trasero = rear end.
    * en el asiento trasero = in the back seat.
    * en la parte trasera = in the back, at the rear.
    * ir en el asiento trasero = pillion riding, ride + pillion.
    * jardín trasero = back-garden.
    * lámpara trasera = rear lamp.
    * la parte trasera de = the back of.
    * luz trasera = tail light.
    * parte trasera = back, rear.
    * pata trasera = hind leg.
    * puerta trasera = back door.
    * tren trasero = rear end.

    * * *
    trasero1 -ra
    ‹puerta/habitación› back ( before n); ‹rueda› rear ( before n), back ( before n); ‹motor› rear-mounted
    las patas traseras the rear o hind o back legs
    un asiento de la parte trasera one of the rear o back seats
    ( fam)
    1 (de una persona) bottom, backside ( colloq)
    2 (de un animal) hindquarters (pl)
    * * *

     

    trasero 1
    ◊ -ra adjetivo ‹puerta/habitación/asiento back ( before n);


    rueda/pata/asiento rear ( before n), back ( before n);
    motor rear-mounted
    trasero 2 sustantivo masculino (fam) ( de persona) bottom, backside (colloq);
    ( de animal) hindquarters (pl)
    trasero,-a
    I adjetivo back, rear
    en la parte trasera de la casa, at the rear of the house
    II sustantivo masculino bottom, behind
    ' trasero' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    asiento
    - cuarta
    - cuarto
    - culo
    - trasera
    - cristal
    - pelado
    - posterior
    - traste
    English:
    back
    - backside
    - backyard
    - behind
    - bottom
    - bum
    - butt
    - hind
    - rear
    - rump
    - spank
    - bun
    - pillion
    - sirloin
    * * *
    trasero, -a
    adj
    [asiento] back, rear; [puerta] [de casa] back, rear; [de coche] rear; [patas] hind, back
    nm
    backside
    * * *
    I adj rear atr, back atr
    II m fam
    butt fam, Br
    rear end fam
    * * *
    trasero, -ra adj
    posterior: rear, back
    : buttocks
    * * *
    trasero1 adj back
    trasero2 n bottom

    Spanish-English dictionary > trasero

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

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

    Multiple Entries:
    A    
    a
    A,
    a sustantivo femenino (pl aes) (read as /a/) the letter A, a

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

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

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


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


    2
    a) (señalando hora, momento) at;


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

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

    c) al + inf:


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



    ( antes) a few minutes before she arrived;

    3 (en relaciones de proporción, equivalencia):

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

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

    ¿viste a José? did you see José?;

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


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

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

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

    Spanish-English dictionary > a

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