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  • 1 Nochebuena

    f.
    Christmas Eve.
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    1 Christmas Eve
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    NOCHEBUENA Traditional Christmas celebrations in Spanish-speaking countries mainly take place on the night of Nochebuena, Christmas Eve. These include a large Christmas meal, going to Midnight Mass, Misa del Gallo, if you are a Catholic, and, in Spain, watching the seasonal message from the King on TV. Presents are traditionally given at the Epiphany by los Reyes Magos, the Three Kings, but due to ever-increasing Anglo-Saxon influence some people also give presents on Christmas Day.
    See:
    ver nota culturelle DÍA DE REYES in rey
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    femenino Christmas Eve
    •• Cultural note:
    In Spanish-speaking countries, Christmas Eve is celebrated rather than Christmas Day. Dinner is eaten before Midnight Mass known as misa del gallo. In Latin America, where many countries do not celebrate the día de Reyes ( see Reyes Magos), Christmas gifts are given on Christmas Eve. This custom is spreading in Spain, although the día de Reyes is celebrated there
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    = Christmas Eve, Christmas Day.
    Ex. These include opening the children's department at the main library on Christmas Eve.
    Ex. Christmastide is what is traditionally called the Twelve Days of Christmas: Christmas Day is the first day and 5 January is the twelfth day.
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    femenino Christmas Eve
    •• Cultural note:
    In Spanish-speaking countries, Christmas Eve is celebrated rather than Christmas Day. Dinner is eaten before Midnight Mass known as misa del gallo. In Latin America, where many countries do not celebrate the día de Reyes ( see Reyes Magos), Christmas gifts are given on Christmas Eve. This custom is spreading in Spain, although the día de Reyes is celebrated there
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    = Christmas Eve, Christmas Day.

    Ex: These include opening the children's department at the main library on Christmas Eve.

    Ex: Christmastide is what is traditionally called the Twelve Days of Christmas: Christmas Day is the first day and 5 January is the twelfth day.

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    Nochebuena (↑ Nochebuena a1)
    Christmas Eve
    In Spanish-speaking countries, Christmas Eve is celebrated rather than Christmas Day. Dinner is eaten before Midnight Mass known as misa del gallo.
    In Latin America, where many countries do not celebrate the día de Reyes Reyes Magos (↑ rey a1), Christmas gifts are given on Christmas Eve. This custom is spreading in Spain, although the día de Reyes is celebrated there.
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    Nochebuena sustantivo femenino
    Christmas Eve
    Nochebuena sustantivo femenino Christmas Eve
    ' Nochebuena' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    víspera
    English:
    Christmas Eve
    - Christmas
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    Christmas Eve
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    f Christmas Eve
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    : Christmas Eve
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    Nochebuena n Christmas Eve

    Spanish-English dictionary > Nochebuena

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


    2
    a) (señalando hora, momento) at;


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

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

    c) al + inf:


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



    ( antes) a few minutes before she arrived;

    3 (en relaciones de proporción, equivalencia):

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

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

    ¿viste a José? did you see José?;

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


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

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

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

    Spanish-English dictionary > a

  • 3 a medida

    adj.
    custom-made, tailored, tailor-made.
    * * *
    (adj.) = custom, bespoke
    Ex. Theory covered in the workshop will be firmly grounded in practice so that participants leave with a strong sense of where to begin in setting up a custom digital imaging operation.
    Ex. The software package 'MULTITRIEVE 2' was developed as a means of producing bespoke information retrieval systems.
    * * *
    (adj.) = custom, bespoke

    Ex: Theory covered in the workshop will be firmly grounded in practice so that participants leave with a strong sense of where to begin in setting up a custom digital imaging operation.

    Ex: The software package 'MULTITRIEVE 2' was developed as a means of producing bespoke information retrieval systems.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a medida

  • 4 acostumbrado

    adj.
    1 accustomed, wonted, used.
    2 usual, habitual, customary, matter-of-course.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: acostumbrar.
    * * *
    1→ link=acostumbrar acostumbrar
    1 (persona) accustomed (a, to), used (a, to)
    2 (hecho) usual, customary
    * * *
    (f. - acostumbrada)
    adj.
    2) usual, customary
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=normal) usual, customary frm
    2)

    ya estoy acostumbrado a que no me entiendanI'm used to o frm accustomed to not being understood

    3)

    bien acostumbrado: su marido está muy bien acostumbrado — her husband is very well trained

    mal acostumbrado: sus hijos están muy mal acostumbrados — her children are very spoilt

    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    a) ( habituado)

    acostumbrado a + inf — used to -ing

    acostumbrado a que + subj: está acostumbrado a que le sirvan he's used to being served; no estoy acostumbrado a que me traten así — I am not accustomed o used to being treated like that

    b) ( habitual) customary, usual
    * * *
    = customary, usual, habitual.
    Ex. What I'm getting at is this: At least in the CIP entry that I have seen, LC, following customary practice, made a title entry for the main title, 'Women in Librarianship', but nothing under Melvil's 'Rib Symposium'.
    Ex. It had three novel features: relative location, instead of the more usual fixed location.
    Ex. A new study confirms that male gender, obesity, and weight gain are key determinants of habitual snoring in the adult population.
    ----
    * estar acostumbrado a = be familiar with, be no stranger to, be used to.
    * estar acostumbrado a + Infinitivo = be accustomed to + Gerundio.
    * estar bastante acostumbrado a = be all too familiar with.
    * estar muy acostumbrado a = be all too familiar with.
    * no acostumbrado a = unfamiliar with.
    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    a) ( habituado)

    acostumbrado a + inf — used to -ing

    acostumbrado a que + subj: está acostumbrado a que le sirvan he's used to being served; no estoy acostumbrado a que me traten así — I am not accustomed o used to being treated like that

    b) ( habitual) customary, usual
    * * *
    = customary, usual, habitual.

    Ex: What I'm getting at is this: At least in the CIP entry that I have seen, LC, following customary practice, made a title entry for the main title, 'Women in Librarianship', but nothing under Melvil's 'Rib Symposium'.

    Ex: It had three novel features: relative location, instead of the more usual fixed location.
    Ex: A new study confirms that male gender, obesity, and weight gain are key determinants of habitual snoring in the adult population.
    * estar acostumbrado a = be familiar with, be no stranger to, be used to.
    * estar acostumbrado a + Infinitivo = be accustomed to + Gerundio.
    * estar bastante acostumbrado a = be all too familiar with.
    * estar muy acostumbrado a = be all too familiar with.
    * no acostumbrado a = unfamiliar with.

    * * *
    1
    (habituado): lo tiene muy bien acostumbrado she has him very well trained
    los niños estan muy mal acostumbrados the children are very spoilt
    acostumbrado A algo used TO sth
    estoy acostumbrado al frío I'm used to the cold
    acostumbrado A + INF used TO -ING
    estamos acostumbrados a cenar temprano we're used to having dinner early
    está acostumbrada a encontrárselo todo hecho she's accustomed o used to having everything done for her
    acostumbrado A QUE + SUBJ:
    está acostumbrado a que se lo lleven enseguida he's used to having it taken to him right away
    no estoy acostumbrado a que me traten así I am not accustomed o used to being treated like that
    2 (habitual) customary, usual
    con su acostumbrada tranquilidad with her usual o customary calmness
    * * *

     

    Del verbo acostumbrar: ( conjugate acostumbrar)

    acostumbrado es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    acostumbrado    
    acostumbrar
    acostumbrado
    ◊ -da adjetivo

    a) ( habituado):


    acostumbrado a algo/hacer algo used to sth/doing sth;
    estamos acostumbrados a cenar temprano we're used to having dinner early;
    está acostumbrado a que le sirvan he's used to being served

    acostumbrar ( conjugate acostumbrar) verbo transitivo acostumbrado a algn a algo/hacer algo to get sb used to sth/doing sth
    verbo intransitivo: acostumbrado a hacer algo to be accustomed to doing sth, be in the habit of doing sth
    acostumbrarse verbo pronominal acostumbradose a algo/algn to get used to sth/sb;
    acostumbradose a hacer algo to get used to doing sth
    acostumbrado,-a adjetivo
    1 usual, customary 2 estar acostumbrado, (estar habituado a algo) to be used to: estoy acostumbrada a coger el metro, I'm used to taking the subway ➣ Ver nota en soler
    acostumbrar
    I vi (tener por costumbre) to be in the habit of: acostumbra a contar cuanto le sucede, he's in the habit of telling everything that happens to him
    acostumbramos a comer a las dos, we usually have lunch at two o'clock
    II vtr (inculcar un hábito) to get (somebody) used [a, to]: acostumbró a su hija a dormir la siesta, she got her daughter used to taking a siesta
    ' acostumbrado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    acostumbrada
    - hecha
    - hecho
    - soler
    English:
    accustom
    - attuned to
    - unaccustomed
    - used
    - accustomed
    - customary
    - habitual
    - usual
    - way
    * * *
    acostumbrado, -a adj
    1. [habitual] usual;
    lo hizo con su acostumbrada tranquilidad she did it with her customary calm;
    la temporada comienza esta año antes de lo acostumbrado the season begins earlier than usual this year
    2. [habituado]
    estamos acostumbrados we're used to it;
    estar acostumbrado a algo to be used to sth;
    estoy acostumbrado a la lluvia I'm used to the rain;
    estar acostumbrado a hacer algo to be used to doing sth;
    está acostumbrada a madrugar she's used to getting up early;
    no está acostumbrado a que le den órdenes he's not used to taking orders from people;
    ya nos tiene acostumbrados a sus excentricidades we're used to his eccentric behaviour by now
    * * *
    adj
    1 ( habitual) usual
    2
    :
    * * *
    acostumbrado, -da adj
    1) habituado: accustomed
    2) habitual: usual, customary
    * * *
    acostumbrado adj usual

    Spanish-English dictionary > acostumbrado

  • 5 adaptado

    adj.
    adapted, fitted, conditioned, qualified.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: adaptar.
    * * *
    1→ link=adaptar adaptar
    1 adapted
    * * *
    ----
    * adaptado a cada individuo = individually-tailored.
    * adaptado a la web = web-compliant.
    * adaptado a unas circunstancias particulares = custom.
    * adaptado a unas necesidades concretas = customised [customized, -USA].
    * adaptado especialmente para niños = child-friendly.
    * tecnología adaptada a usuarios con necesidades especiales = assistive technology.
    * * *
    * adaptado a cada individuo = individually-tailored.
    * adaptado a la web = web-compliant.
    * adaptado a unas circunstancias particulares = custom.
    * adaptado a unas necesidades concretas = customised [customized, -USA].
    * adaptado especialmente para niños = child-friendly.
    * tecnología adaptada a usuarios con necesidades especiales = assistive technology.
    * * *
    adaptado, -a adj
    suited (a to);
    una especie adaptada al clima desértico a species which is adapted to the desert climate;
    está bien adaptado a su nuevo colegio he's quite at home in his new school now
    * * *
    adj adapted (a for)
    * * *
    adaptado, -da adj
    : suited, adapted

    Spanish-English dictionary > adaptado

  • 6 adaptado a unas circunstancias particulares

    (adj.) = custom
    Ex. Theory covered in the workshop will be firmly grounded in practice so that participants leave with a strong sense of where to begin in setting up a custom digital imaging operation.
    * * *
    (adj.) = custom

    Ex: Theory covered in the workshop will be firmly grounded in practice so that participants leave with a strong sense of where to begin in setting up a custom digital imaging operation.

    Spanish-English dictionary > adaptado a unas circunstancias particulares

  • 7 aduana

    f.
    customs.
    derechos de aduana customs duty
    pasar por la aduana to go through customs
    pres.indicat.
    3rd person singular (él/ella/ello) present indicative of spanish verb: aduanar.
    imperat.
    2nd person singular (tú) Imperative of Spanish verb: aduanar.
    * * *
    1 customs plural
    2 (oficinas) customs building
    \
    pasar (por) la aduana to go through customs
    oficial de aduana customs officer
    * * *
    noun f.
    customs, customs office
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=institución) customs; (=oficina) customs house; (=impuesto) customs duty
    2) ** (=escondite) pad **, hide-out; (=refugio) safe house; Méx (=burdel) brothel
    * * *
    femenino customs
    * * *
    = customs, port of entry.
    Ex. Customs barriers and restrictions on agency agreements for publishers may make life easier but there is no immediate sign of monetary union which would simplify the payment for international interlending transactions.
    Ex. Ports of entry employees are also responsible for making sure that the laws relating to importation of cigarettes are observed.
    ----
    * inspector de aduanas = customs official, immigration officer.
    * oficial de aduanas = immigration officer, customs official.
    * servicio de aduanas = customs and excise agency.
    * * *
    femenino customs
    * * *
    = customs, port of entry.

    Ex: Customs barriers and restrictions on agency agreements for publishers may make life easier but there is no immediate sign of monetary union which would simplify the payment for international interlending transactions.

    Ex: Ports of entry employees are also responsible for making sure that the laws relating to importation of cigarettes are observed.
    * inspector de aduanas = customs official, immigration officer.
    * oficial de aduanas = immigration officer, customs official.
    * servicio de aduanas = customs and excise agency.

    * * *
    customs
    ¿dónde está la aduana? where is customs?, where is the customs building ( o shed etc)?
    todas las aduanas españolas se vieron afectadas por la huelga all the customs points in Spain were affected by the strike
    * * *

     

    aduana sustantivo femenino
    customs;

    aduana sustantivo femenino
    1 customs pl
    2 (impuesto) duty

    ' aduana' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    declarar
    - derecho
    - pasar
    English:
    check
    - clear
    - customs
    - examine
    - smuggle
    - clearance
    - custom
    - get
    * * *
    aduana nf
    [servicio] customs [singular]; [edificio] customs house;
    pasar por la aduana to go through customs;
    derechos de aduana customs duty
    * * *
    f customs;
    derechos de aduana customs duty sg ;
    exento de aduana duty-free
    * * *
    aduana nf
    : customs, customs office
    * * *
    aduana n customs

    Spanish-English dictionary > aduana

  • 8 aduanero

    adj.
    custom, customs, pertaining to customs.
    m.
    customs officer, revenue officer, customs official, customs inspector.
    * * *
    1 customs
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 customs officer
    * * *
    aduanero, -a
    1.
    ADJ customs antes de s
    2.
    * * *
    I
    - ra adjetivo customs (before n)
    II
    - ra masculino, femenino customs officer
    * * *
    = immigration officer, customs official.
    Ex. Immigration officers are stationed at every point of entry into the United Kingdom to check and monitor people who are arriving and leaving.
    Ex. A majority of customs officials surveyed said they are demoralized and not getting the full support they need to protect the country.
    * * *
    I
    - ra adjetivo customs (before n)
    II
    - ra masculino, femenino customs officer
    * * *
    = immigration officer, customs official.

    Ex: Immigration officers are stationed at every point of entry into the United Kingdom to check and monitor people who are arriving and leaving.

    Ex: A majority of customs officials surveyed said they are demoralized and not getting the full support they need to protect the country.

    * * *
    aduanero1 -ra
    customs ( before n)
    aduanero2 -ra
    masculine, feminine
    customs officer
    * * *

    aduanero
    ◊ -ra adjetivo

    customs ( before n)
    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino
    customs officer
    aduanero,-a
    I adjetivo customs
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino customs officer

    ' aduanero' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    aduanera
    English:
    tariff
    * * *
    aduanero, -a
    adj
    customs;
    controles aduaneros customs controls
    nm,f
    customs officer
    * * *
    I adj customs atr
    II m, aduanera f customs officer
    * * *
    aduanero, -ra adj
    : customs
    aduanero, -ra n
    : customs officer

    Spanish-English dictionary > aduanero

  • 9 agarradero

    m.
    1 hold (asa).
    2 pretext, excuse (informal) (pretexto).
    3 handle, lug, gripe.
    * * *
    1 (asa) handle
    2 (excusa) excuse
    1 (influencias) influence sing, pull sing
    * * *
    Ex. This library van was custom built for the needs of older people and those with mobility problems, and incorporates a lift, grab rails, and comfortable seating.
    * * *

    Ex: This library van was custom built for the needs of older people and those with mobility problems, and incorporates a lift, grab rails, and comfortable seating.

    * * *
    1. [asa] hold
    2. Fam [pretexto] pretext, excuse

    Spanish-English dictionary > agarradero

  • 10 alianza2

    2 = wedding ring, wedding band.
    Ex. In out search for Mom's wedding ring, we left no stone unturned.
    Ex. The custom of wearing a wedding band is European and has now spread widely across the world.

    Spanish-English dictionary > alianza2

  • 11 anillo de boda

    wedding ring
    * * *
    * * *
    (n.) = wedding ring, wedding band
    Ex. In out search for Mom's wedding ring, we left no stone unturned.
    Ex. The custom of wearing a wedding band is European and has now spread widely across the world.
    * * *
    * * *
    (n.) = wedding ring, wedding band

    Ex: In out search for Mom's wedding ring, we left no stone unturned.

    Ex: The custom of wearing a wedding band is European and has now spread widely across the world.

    * * *
    wedding ring o
    band

    Spanish-English dictionary > anillo de boda

  • 12 antiguo

    adj.
    1 ancient, early, antique, long-standing.
    2 former, olden, one-time, sometime.
    3 outdated, of a bygone era, archaic, outmoded.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: antiguar.
    * * *
    1 (gen) ancient, old; (coche) vintage, old
    2 (en empleo) senior
    3 (pasado) old-fashioned
    4 (anterior) former
    1 the ancients
    \
    a la antigua in an old-fashioned way
    de antiguo since ancient times
    * * *
    (f. - antigua)
    adj.
    1) old
    * * *
    antiguo, -a
    1. ADJ
    1) (=viejo) [ciudad, costumbre] old; [coche] vintage; [mueble, objeto, libro] antique

    a la antigua (usanza) — in the old-fashioned way

    de o desde antiguo — from time immemorial

    en lo antiguo — in olden days liter, in ancient times

    chapado, música
    2) ( Hist) [civilización, restos] ancient

    el palacio árabe más antiguo — the oldest Arab palace, the most ancient Arab palace

    edad 2)
    3) (=anterior) old, former

    la antigua capilla, ahora sala de exposiciones — the old o former chapel, now an exhibition hall

    un antiguo novio — an old boyfriend, an ex-boyfriend

    mi antiguo jefe — my former boss, my ex-boss

    más antiguo — [cliente, socio] longest-standing; [empleado, prisionero] longest-serving

    el socio más antiguo — the most senior member, the longest-standing member, the oldest member

    alumno
    4) (=anticuado) [traje, estilo, persona] old-fashioned; [mentalidad] outdated
    2. SM / F
    1) (=anticuado)

    tu madre es una antigua — your mother is really old-fashioned, your mother is a real fuddy-duddy *

    2) (=veterano)
    3) ( Hist)
    * * *
    - gua adjetivo
    1)
    a) ( viejo) <ciudad/libro> old; <ruinas/civilización> ancient; <mueble/lámpara> antique, old; < coche> vintage, old; <costumbre/tradición> old
    b) ( veterano) old, long-standing

    de or desde antiguo — from time immemorial

    2) (delante del n) ( de antes) old (before n), former (before n)
    3) ( anticuado) old-fashioned
    * * *
    = ancient, early [earlier -comp., earliest -sup.], former, old [older -comp., oldest -sup.], long-standing, age-old, sometime + Nombre, erstwhile, overaged, olde, retrospective, timeworn, antique.
    Ex. But this traditional stance conceals an ancient feud between cataloguers and reference librarians over the true function of the library catalogue.
    Ex. Microforms are easy to use, although there were early reservations concerning the fact that users need to become familiar with any specific kind of microform and its reader.
    Ex. This person acted as the liaison with the former UNIMARC Working Group.
    Ex. These circumvent many of the problems that must be tackled in subject indexing such as the emergence of new terms and new meanings for old words.
    Ex. The struggle to make the library an integral part of the educational process is a long-standing one which has yet to be resolved.
    Ex. The current environment in higher education is providing an opportunity for librarians to define a future that will ensure their central role in the educational process and thus resolve these remaining age-old questions.
    Ex. One of the most successful is the system devised by Dyson, sometime editor of CA.
    Ex. This article relates the professional experiences of an erstwhile academic librarian.
    Ex. Bielefeld University is replacing its overaged mainframe data processing systems in the library.
    Ex. The article 'Ye olde smart card' presents an annotated list of information sources on the credit card industry.
    Ex. It seems appropriate to take a retrospective look at the evolution of our catalog and the ideology which has shaped it.
    Ex. But beyond the honeymoon hotels and resorts, Polynesian life goes on and timeworn traditions are preserved.
    Ex. A small cranberry tree surrounded by holly sits on an antique marble-top table.
    ----
    * a la antigua = old-style.
    * a la antigua usanza = old-style.
    * antigua esposa = ex-wife.
    * antigua gloria = Posesivo + former glory.
    * antigua grandeza = Posesivo + former glory.
    * Antigua Grecia = Ancient Greece.
    * antigua novia = ex-girlfriend.
    * antigua Roma = ancient Rome.
    * antiguo alumno = alumnus [alumni, -pl.], alum.
    * antiguo esplendor = Posesivo + former glory.
    * antiguo periodista = ex-journalist.
    * antiguo régimen, el = ancient regime, the.
    * antiguos egipcios, los = ancient Egyptians, the.
    * antiguo soldado = ex-soldier.
    * Antiguo Testamento, el = Old Testament (O.T.), the.
    * asociación de antiguos alumnos = alumni association.
    * casco antiguo = old town.
    * casco antiguo de la ciudad, el = oldest part of the city, the.
    * chapado a la antigua = fuddy-duddy.
    * de antigua generación = low-end.
    * de antiguo = from time immemorial.
    * desde antiguo = from time immemorial.
    * desde muy antiguo = since olden times.
    * en el mundo antiguo = in antiquity.
    * impreso antiguo = old print.
    * ISBD(A) (Descripción Bibliográfica Normalizada Internacional - material anti = ISBD(A) (International Standard Bibliographic Description - Antiquarian).
    * ley antigua = ancient law.
    * libro antiguo = old book, rare book.
    * más antiguo = longest-serving.
    * más antiguo, el = seniormost, the.
    * muy antiguo = centuries-old.
    * obra antigua = ancient work.
    * periódicos antiguos = old newspapers.
    * recuperar + Posesivo + antigua grandeza = regain + Posesivo + former glory.
    * recuperar + Posesivo + antiguo esplendor = regain + Posesivo + former glory.
    * recuperar + Posesivo + antiguo gloria = regain + Posesivo + former glory.
    * red de antiguos compañeros = old boy network.
    * restituir Algo a su antigua grandeza = restore + Nombre + to + Posesivo + former glory.
    * reunión de antiguos alumnos = class reunion.
    * ser muy antiguo = go back + a long way.
    * vestido a la antigua = frumpy [frumpier -comp., frumpiest -sup.], frumpish.
    * * *
    - gua adjetivo
    1)
    a) ( viejo) <ciudad/libro> old; <ruinas/civilización> ancient; <mueble/lámpara> antique, old; < coche> vintage, old; <costumbre/tradición> old
    b) ( veterano) old, long-standing

    de or desde antiguo — from time immemorial

    2) (delante del n) ( de antes) old (before n), former (before n)
    3) ( anticuado) old-fashioned
    * * *
    = ancient, early [earlier -comp., earliest -sup.], former, old [older -comp., oldest -sup.], long-standing, age-old, sometime + Nombre, erstwhile, overaged, olde, retrospective, timeworn, antique.

    Ex: But this traditional stance conceals an ancient feud between cataloguers and reference librarians over the true function of the library catalogue.

    Ex: Microforms are easy to use, although there were early reservations concerning the fact that users need to become familiar with any specific kind of microform and its reader.
    Ex: This person acted as the liaison with the former UNIMARC Working Group.
    Ex: These circumvent many of the problems that must be tackled in subject indexing such as the emergence of new terms and new meanings for old words.
    Ex: The struggle to make the library an integral part of the educational process is a long-standing one which has yet to be resolved.
    Ex: The current environment in higher education is providing an opportunity for librarians to define a future that will ensure their central role in the educational process and thus resolve these remaining age-old questions.
    Ex: One of the most successful is the system devised by Dyson, sometime editor of CA.
    Ex: This article relates the professional experiences of an erstwhile academic librarian.
    Ex: Bielefeld University is replacing its overaged mainframe data processing systems in the library.
    Ex: The article 'Ye olde smart card' presents an annotated list of information sources on the credit card industry.
    Ex: It seems appropriate to take a retrospective look at the evolution of our catalog and the ideology which has shaped it.
    Ex: But beyond the honeymoon hotels and resorts, Polynesian life goes on and timeworn traditions are preserved.
    Ex: A small cranberry tree surrounded by holly sits on an antique marble-top table.
    * a la antigua = old-style.
    * a la antigua usanza = old-style.
    * antigua esposa = ex-wife.
    * antigua gloria = Posesivo + former glory.
    * antigua grandeza = Posesivo + former glory.
    * Antigua Grecia = Ancient Greece.
    * antigua novia = ex-girlfriend.
    * antigua Roma = ancient Rome.
    * antiguo alumno = alumnus [alumni, -pl.], alum.
    * antiguo esplendor = Posesivo + former glory.
    * antiguo periodista = ex-journalist.
    * antiguo régimen, el = ancient regime, the.
    * antiguos egipcios, los = ancient Egyptians, the.
    * antiguo soldado = ex-soldier.
    * Antiguo Testamento, el = Old Testament (O.T.), the.
    * asociación de antiguos alumnos = alumni association.
    * casco antiguo = old town.
    * casco antiguo de la ciudad, el = oldest part of the city, the.
    * chapado a la antigua = fuddy-duddy.
    * de antigua generación = low-end.
    * de antiguo = from time immemorial.
    * desde antiguo = from time immemorial.
    * desde muy antiguo = since olden times.
    * en el mundo antiguo = in antiquity.
    * impreso antiguo = old print.
    * ISBD(A) (Descripción Bibliográfica Normalizada Internacional - material anti = ISBD(A) (International Standard Bibliographic Description - Antiquarian).
    * ley antigua = ancient law.
    * libro antiguo = old book, rare book.
    * más antiguo = longest-serving.
    * más antiguo, el = seniormost, the.
    * muy antiguo = centuries-old.
    * obra antigua = ancient work.
    * periódicos antiguos = old newspapers.
    * recuperar + Posesivo + antigua grandeza = regain + Posesivo + former glory.
    * recuperar + Posesivo + antiguo esplendor = regain + Posesivo + former glory.
    * recuperar + Posesivo + antiguo gloria = regain + Posesivo + former glory.
    * red de antiguos compañeros = old boy network.
    * restituir Algo a su antigua grandeza = restore + Nombre + to + Posesivo + former glory.
    * reunión de antiguos alumnos = class reunion.
    * ser muy antiguo = go back + a long way.
    * vestido a la antigua = frumpy [frumpier -comp., frumpiest -sup.], frumpish.

    * * *
    A
    1 (viejo) ‹casa/ciudad› old; ‹ruinas/civilización› ancient; ‹mueble/lámpara› antique, old; ‹libro› old; ‹coche› vintage, old
    la parte antigua de la ciudad the old part of the city
    la antigua Roma ancient Rome
    una costumbre muy antigua an ancient o a very old custom
    es mejor no reavivar antiguas rencillas it's best not to revive old quarrels
    2 (veterano) old, long-standing
    es uno de nuestros más antiguos clientes he's one of our oldest customers
    3 ( en locs):
    a la antigua in an old-fashioned way
    se viste a la antigua she dresses in an old-fashioned way o style
    chapado a la antigua old-fashioned
    de or desde antiguo from time immemorial
    una tradición que viene de antiguo a tradition which dates from time immemorial
    Compuestos:
    masculine ancien régime
    masculine Old Testament
    B ( delante del n) (de antes) old ( before n), former ( before n)
    un antiguo novio an ex-boyfriend o old boyfriend
    visitamos mi antiguo colegio we visited my old school
    Río, antigua capital del Brasil Rio, the former capital of Brazil
    C (anticuado) ‹persona/estilo› old-fashioned
    tiene una cara muy antigua she has a very old-fashioned kind of face, her face seems to belong to another era
    * * *

     

    antiguo
    ◊ - gua adjetivo

    1
    a) ( viejo) ‹ciudad/libro old;

    ruinas/civilización ancient;
    mueble/lámpara antique, old;
    coche vintage, old;
    costumbre/tradición old;


    c) ( en locs)


    chapado a la antigua old-fashioned;
    de or desde antiguo from time immemorial
    2 ( delante del n) ( de antes) old ( before n), former ( before n);

    3 ( anticuado) old-fashioned
    antiguo,-a adjetivo
    1 old, ancient: Antiguo Testamento, Old Testament
    2 (pasado de moda) old-fashioned
    3 (empleado, cargo) senior
    4 (anterior) former
    ' antiguo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    antigua
    - casco
    - decana
    - decano
    - entre
    - restituir
    - sellar
    - testamento
    - ver
    - combatiente
    - viejo
    English:
    alumnus
    - ancient
    - antique
    - become
    - dissociate
    - encounter
    - ex-
    - flame
    - former
    - gramophone
    - imperial mile
    - long-standing
    - old
    - old-style
    - one
    - paper
    - take over
    - testament
    - erstwhile
    - further
    - long
    - past
    - sometime
    - veteran
    - vintage car
    * * *
    antiguo, -a
    adj
    1. [viejo] old;
    [inmemorial] ancient;
    un antiguo amigo/enemigo an old friend/enemy
    antiguo alumno [de colegio] ex-pupil, former pupil, US alumnus;
    el antiguo continente [Europa] Europe;
    la antigua Roma Ancient Rome;
    el Antiguo Testamento the Old Testament
    2. [anterior, previo] former;
    la antigua Unión Soviética the former Soviet Union
    el antiguo régimen the former regime; Hist the ancien régime
    3. [veterano]
    los miembros/empleados más antiguos tienen preferencia preference is given to the longest-serving members/employees;
    los vecinos más antiguos the neighbours who've been here longest
    4. [pasado de moda] old-fashioned;
    a la antigua in an old-fashioned way;
    chapado a la antigua stuck in the past, old-fashioned
    nm,f
    1. [persona] old-fashioned person;
    su tío es un antiguo her uncle is very old-fashioned
    2.
    los antiguos [de la Antigüedad] the ancients
    * * *
    adj old; del pasado remoto ancient;
    su antiguo novio her old o former boyfriend;
    a la antigua in the old-fashioned way;
    edad antigua ancient times pl
    * * *
    antiguo, - gua adj
    1) : ancient, old
    2) : former
    3) : old-fashioned
    a la antigua: in the old-fashioned way
    * * *
    antiguo adj
    1. (mueble, cuadro, etc) antique
    2. (casa, coche) old
    3. (idioma, cultura) ancient
    4. (anterior) former
    5. (en el trabajo) senior
    6. (anticuado) old fashioned
    ¡qué ideas más antiguas tienes! what old fashioned ideas you've got!

    Spanish-English dictionary > antiguo

  • 13 apellido

    m.
    1 surname, family name.
    apellido de soltera maiden name
    2 last name, surname, family name.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: apellidar.
    * * *
    1 family name, surname, (US last name)
    \
    con nombre y apellidos figurado with all the details
    * * *
    noun m.
    last name, surname
    * * *
    SM
    1) (=nombre de familia) surname, family name
    2) (=apodo) nickname
    APELLIDO In the Spanish-speaking world most people use two apellidos, the first being their father's first surname, and the second their mother's first surname: e.g. the surname of the children of Juan García López, married to Carmen Pérez Rodríguez, would be García Pérez. Married women can either use the surnames they were born with or add their husband's first surname to theirs; so e.g. Carmen Pérez Rodríguez could also be known as Carmen Pérez de García or Carmen Pérez Rodríguez de García. In this particular case she could also be referred to as la señora de García. However most women continue to use their own surnames.
    * * *
    masculino surname, last name (AmE)

    apellido de soltera/de casada — maiden/married name

    * * *
    = family name, last name, surname.
    Ex. Another issue is whether names should be inverted, i.e. family name followed by forename.
    Ex. Do not use your first name, last name, or initials as a password, since this information is easily guessed by an unauthorized person.
    Ex. Corporate names and multiple surnames are permuted or KWIC-indexed, and thus displayed on the screen under each significant word.
    ----
    * apellido compuesto = compound surname.
    * apellido de soltera = maiden name.
    * nombre y apellidos = full name.
    * * *
    masculino surname, last name (AmE)

    apellido de soltera/de casada — maiden/married name

    * * *
    = family name, last name, surname.

    Ex: Another issue is whether names should be inverted, i.e. family name followed by forename.

    Ex: Do not use your first name, last name, or initials as a password, since this information is easily guessed by an unauthorized person.
    Ex: Corporate names and multiple surnames are permuted or KWIC-indexed, and thus displayed on the screen under each significant word.
    * apellido compuesto = compound surname.
    * apellido de soltera = maiden name.
    * nombre y apellidos = full name.

    * * *
    surname
    apellido de soltera/de casada maiden/married name
    * * *

     

    Del verbo apellidar: ( conjugate apellidar)

    apellido es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    apellidó es:

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

    apellido sustantivo masculino
    surname, last name (AmE);
    apellido de soltera/de casada maiden/married name

    apellido sustantivo masculino surname
    apellido de soltera, maiden name ➣ Ver nota en name
    Suele traducirse por surname, aunque también puedes usar las palabras name, last name o family name.

    ' apellido' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    don
    - doña
    - señor
    - señora
    English:
    double-barrelled
    - family name
    - maiden name
    - name
    - surname
    - deed
    - maiden
    * * *
    surname
    apellido de casada married name;
    apellido de soltera maiden name
    APELLIDOS
    In the Spanish-speaking world people commonly use the last name of both their father and their mother (in that order). Thus, if Pedro García Fernández and María Piñedo Saavedra have a daughter called Eva, she will be known as Eva García Piñedo. This custom is followed in all official documents, though in everyday use many people use only their first surname. When a woman gets married, she usually keeps her full maiden name, rather than adopting her husband's. However, she can choose to adopt her husband's first surname as her second, or she can be known by her husband's name. So, if Eva García Piñedo married Carlos Hernández Río, she could either keep her own name intact, change it to Eva García Hernández or be known as Señora de Hernández Río. In Latin America she might also be known as Eva García Piñedo de Hernández.
    * * *
    m surname
    * * *
    : last name, surname
    * * *
    apellido n surname

    Spanish-English dictionary > apellido

  • 14 arraigado

    adj.
    rooted, well-established, deep-rooted, deep-seated.
    f. & m.
    person out on bail.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: arraigar.
    * * *
    1→ link=arraigar arraigar
    1 (deeply) rooted
    * * *
    ADJ [costumbre] deep-rooted; [creencia] deep-seated; [persona] property-owning
    * * *
    - da adjetivo < costumbre> deeply rooted, deep-rooted; < vicio> deeply entrenched
    * * *
    = ingrained [engrained], long-held, entrenched, engrained [ingrained].
    Ex. Such conventions are so ingrained in American library practice that it is easy to forget they are not self-evident.
    Ex. In these statements, Carnegie added strong confirmation to the librarian's long-held elitist views.
    Ex. Another snag was the existence of entrenched divergent cataloguing habits among the multinational staff, not to mention their fear of the unknown = Otro problema era la existencia de hábitos de catalogación divergentes y ya arraigados entre el personal multinacional, por no mencionar su miedo hacia lo desconocido.
    Ex. No one who reads thoughtfully the dialectic of 'Huckleberry Finn''s great moral crisis will ever again accept the engrained customary beliefs of his time and place.
    ----
    * arraigado en la cultura = culturally-embedded.
    * estar muy arraigado en = be well embedded in.
    * idea arraigada = ingrained attitude.
    * muy arraigado = deep-rooted, well established, long-established.
    * profundamente arraigado = deeply ingrained, deeply grounded, deeply rooted, deep-seated.
    * * *
    - da adjetivo < costumbre> deeply rooted, deep-rooted; < vicio> deeply entrenched
    * * *
    = ingrained [engrained], long-held, entrenched, engrained [ingrained].

    Ex: Such conventions are so ingrained in American library practice that it is easy to forget they are not self-evident.

    Ex: In these statements, Carnegie added strong confirmation to the librarian's long-held elitist views.
    Ex: Another snag was the existence of entrenched divergent cataloguing habits among the multinational staff, not to mention their fear of the unknown = Otro problema era la existencia de hábitos de catalogación divergentes y ya arraigados entre el personal multinacional, por no mencionar su miedo hacia lo desconocido.
    Ex: No one who reads thoughtfully the dialectic of 'Huckleberry Finn''s great moral crisis will ever again accept the engrained customary beliefs of his time and place.
    * arraigado en la cultura = culturally-embedded.
    * estar muy arraigado en = be well embedded in.
    * idea arraigada = ingrained attitude.
    * muy arraigado = deep-rooted, well established, long-established.
    * profundamente arraigado = deeply ingrained, deeply grounded, deeply rooted, deep-seated.

    * * *
    ‹costumbre/tradición› deeply rooted, deep-rooted; ‹vicio› deeply entrenched
    no se siente arraigado en ningún sitio he doesn't feel that he really belongs anywhere o that he has roots anywhere
    * * *

    Del verbo arraigar: ( conjugate arraigar)

    arraigado es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    arraigado    
    arraigar
    arraigado
    ◊ -da adjetivo ‹ costumbre deeply rooted, deep-rooted;


    vicio deeply entrenched
    arraigar ( conjugate arraigar) verbo intransitivo [ costumbre] to become rooted, take root;
    [ vicio] to become entrenched;
    [ planta] to take root
    arraigarse verbo pronominal [costumbres/ideas] to take root;
    [ persona] to settle
    arraigado,-a adjetivo deeply-rooted: una costumbre muy arraigada, a deeply-rooted custom
    arraigar verbo intransitivo to take root
    ' arraigado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    arraigada
    English:
    deep-rooted
    - established
    - ingrained
    - well-established
    - deep
    - rooted
    * * *
    arraigado, -a adj
    1. [costumbre, idea] deeply rooted;
    el racismo está muy arraigado en la región racism is endemic in the region
    2. [persona] established
    * * *
    adj entrenched
    * * *
    arraigado, -da adj
    : deep-seated, ingrained

    Spanish-English dictionary > arraigado

  • 15 arraigo

    m.
    1 roots.
    tener mucho arraigo to be deeply rooted
    2 rooting, settlement, radication, establishment.
    3 obligation.
    4 real estate, immovables, realty, real estate property.
    5 bail, bond.
    6 radiculation.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: arraigar.
    * * *
    1 (acción) act of taking root
    * * *
    SM
    1) (Bot) rooting
    2) (=bienes) land, real estate
    3) [de creencia etc] deep-seatedness

    de mucho o viejo arraigo — deep-rooted

    4) (=influencia) hold, influence
    5)

    orden de arraigo Cono Sur, Méx restriction order

    * * *
    * * *
    Ex. Certain aspects of the curriculum debate had become parted from their moorings in practical reality.
    ----
    * de mucho arraigo = long-established, well established.
    * * *
    * * *

    Ex: Certain aspects of the curriculum debate had become parted from their moorings in practical reality.

    * de mucho arraigo = long-established, well established.

    * * *
    un partido de fuerte arraigo popular a party with strong popular support
    una entidad de arraigo y prestigio a prestigious and well-established firm
    esta tradición tiene mucho arraigo this tradition is very deep-rooted
    * * *

    Del verbo arraigar: ( conjugate arraigar)

    arraigo es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    arraigó es:

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

    Multiple Entries:
    arraigar    
    arraigo
    arraigar ( conjugate arraigar) verbo intransitivo [ costumbre] to become rooted, take root;
    [ vicio] to become entrenched;
    [ planta] to take root
    arraigarse verbo pronominal [costumbres/ideas] to take root;
    [ persona] to settle
    arraigar verbo intransitivo to take root
    arraigo sustantivo masculino figurado roots pl;
    * * *
    roots;
    tener mucho arraigo to be deeply rooted;
    una costumbre de gran arraigo en el país a custom which is deeply rooted in that country;
    un candidato con mucho arraigo popular a candidate with widespread popular support
    * * *
    m
    :
    tener arraigo be deep-rooted
    * * *
    : roots pl
    con mucho arraigo: deep-rooted

    Spanish-English dictionary > arraigo

  • 16 asidero

    m.
    1 handle (agarradero).
    2 excuse, pretext.
    * * *
    1 (asa) handle
    2 figurado (excusa) excuse, pretext
    * * *
    SM
    1) (=asa) handle
    2) (=agarro) hold, grasp
    3) (=pretexto) pretext; (=base) basis

    eso no tiene asidero — there is no basis for that, that is unfounded

    * * *
    a) ( asa) handle
    b) ( punto de sujeción) hand (hold)
    c) ( apoyo)
    * * *
    = grab rail, handle, grip handle.
    Ex. This library van was custom built for the needs of older people and those with mobility problems, and incorporates a lift, grab rails, and comfortable seating.
    Ex. The ball pelts, which were usually sheepskin, were fixed to the handles with nails which were only lightly knocked in, and were removed after the day's work (and often during the midday break as well).
    Ex. Doors are wide enough to pass with a wheelchair and there is a large bathroom with grip handles in the shower and by the toilet.
    ----
    * funda de asidero = handle grip.
    * * *
    a) ( asa) handle
    b) ( punto de sujeción) hand (hold)
    c) ( apoyo)
    * * *
    = grab rail, handle, grip handle.

    Ex: This library van was custom built for the needs of older people and those with mobility problems, and incorporates a lift, grab rails, and comfortable seating.

    Ex: The ball pelts, which were usually sheepskin, were fixed to the handles with nails which were only lightly knocked in, and were removed after the day's work (and often during the midday break as well).
    Ex: Doors are wide enough to pass with a wheelchair and there is a large bathroom with grip handles in the shower and by the toilet.
    * funda de asidero = handle grip.

    * * *
    1 (asa) handle
    2 (punto de sujeción) hand hold, hold
    3
    (apoyo): la religión se convirtió en su último asidero religion became her final support
    una acusación sin asidero an unsupported o unfounded accusation
    sin asideros en la realidad with no grip on reality
    4 ( Esp fam) (contacto, influencia) contact
    * * *

    asidero sustantivo masculino
    a) ( asa) handle



    ' asidero' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    asa
    English:
    hold
    * * *
    1. [asa] handle
    2. [punto de apoyo] handhold
    3. [apoyo] support;
    la familia es su único asidero her family is her only source of comfort and support
    4. [pretexto] excuse;
    su enfermedad le sirve de asidero para no colaborar he is using his illness as an excuse not to participate
    * * *
    m handle
    * * *
    1) agarrada, asa: grip, handle
    2) agarre: grip, hold

    Spanish-English dictionary > asidero

  • 17 atraer

    v.
    1 to attract (causar acercamiento).
    lo atrajo hacia sí tirándole de la corbata she pulled him toward her by his tie
    El teatro atrae a los niños The theater attracts children.
    El imán atrae el hierro The magnet attracts iron.
    El espectáculo atrajo mucha gente The show brought in a lot of people.
    La gravedad atrae los objetos Gravity draws objects down...
    2 to attract.
    la miel atrae a las moscas honey attracts flies
    me atrae tu hermana I'm attracted to your sister, I find your sister attractive
    no me atrae mucho la comida china I'm not too keen on Chinese food
    no me atrae mucho la idea the idea doesn't appeal to me much
    3 to feel attracted by, to be engrossed by, to be attracted by.
    Nos atrae el teatro We feel attracted by the theater.
    4 to like to.
    Me atrae estudiar música I like to study music.
    5 to bring about, to cause, to produce, to attract.
    La buena actitud atrae buena fortuna Good attitude brings about good luck.
    * * *
    Conjugation model [ TRAER], like link=traer traer
    1 (gen) to attract
    2 (captivar) to captivate, charm
    * * *
    verb
    2) draw
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (Fís) to attract
    2) (=hacer acudir a sí) to draw, lure; [+ apoyo etc] to win, draw; [+ atención] to attract, engage; [+ imaginación] to appeal to

    dejarse atraer por — to allow o.s. to be drawn towards

    2.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    b) (traer, hacer venir) to attract
    c) (cautivar, gustar)
    d) <atención/miradas> to attract
    2.
    atraerse v pron
    a) ( ganarse) < amistad> to gain; < interés> to attract
    b) (recípr) to attract (each other)
    * * *
    = attract, beckon, draw in/into, reach out to, recruit, lure, arrest, seduce, woo, strike + Posesivo + fancy, court, win over, fancy, summon forth, catch + Posesivo + fancy.
    Ex. The range of data bases has attracted a number of academic libraries.
    Ex. Some hypnotism beckoned him in, and since he was in no hurry he submitted to it.
    Ex. Teachers of other subjects should also be drawn in to persuade their pupils that life-long use of libraries would also contribute to the country's scientific and technological advancement.
    Ex. The main reason for providing such a service is to reach out to those users who would not visit the library if it offered traditional services only.
    Ex. Reduced establishments have made it very difficult to recruit new IT talent.
    Ex. Many librarians are also finding that demonstrations of these automated systems provide tantalizing bait to lure the nonlibrary user to instructional sessions.
    Ex. People who will not stop to read pamphlets, brochures, etc produced by the library may be arrested by an eye-catching, colourful display.
    Ex. The article ' Seducing the reader' describes how US publishers use mailings, special offers, contests, and television and radio promotion to draw readers.
    Ex. Rumour had it that he was being wooed by Technicomm, Inc.
    Ex. Most books for children are selected by looking along the shelf until an attractive cover, familiar author's name or familiar title strikes the reader's fancy.
    Ex. In his efforts to broaden the tax base, Groome has been actively courting industry - with some moderate success.
    Ex. It is the latest incentive being offered to attract the Web user and win over their loyalty of custom.
    Ex. He was popular because he was good at sport and talked a lot about girls he fancied.
    Ex. Significant political events often summon forth larger-than-life figures and the inevitable clash of titans.
    Ex. At nightfall, drop anchor at any place that catch your fancy and the lullaby of the gentle waves put you to sleep.
    ----
    * atraer a = appeal to, reach, pull + Nombre + to.
    * atraer a la multitud = pack in + the crowds.
    * atraer asistentes = attract + attendees.
    * atraer donaciones = attract + donation.
    * atraer el interés = capture + the imagination, capture + the interest, draw + interest.
    * atraer el interés de = catch + the imagination of.
    * atraer en masa = pack 'em in.
    * atraer gente = draw + people.
    * atraer inversiones = lure + investment.
    * atraer la atención = attract + the eye, hold + attention, catch + Posesivo + attention, grab + Posesivo + attention, catch + Posesivo + eye, capture + the attention, rivet + the attention, draw + attention, catch + Posesivo + fancy, peak + Posesivo + interest, make + a splash.
    * atraer la atención de Alguien = appeal to + Posesivo + imagination, engage + Posesivo + attention.
    * atraer la idea de = fancy + the idea of.
    * atraer multitudes = draw + throngs.
    * dinero atrae al dinero, el = riches attract riches.
    * para atraer al cliente = window dressing.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    b) (traer, hacer venir) to attract
    c) (cautivar, gustar)
    d) <atención/miradas> to attract
    2.
    atraerse v pron
    a) ( ganarse) < amistad> to gain; < interés> to attract
    b) (recípr) to attract (each other)
    * * *
    = attract, beckon, draw in/into, reach out to, recruit, lure, arrest, seduce, woo, strike + Posesivo + fancy, court, win over, fancy, summon forth, catch + Posesivo + fancy.

    Ex: The range of data bases has attracted a number of academic libraries.

    Ex: Some hypnotism beckoned him in, and since he was in no hurry he submitted to it.
    Ex: Teachers of other subjects should also be drawn in to persuade their pupils that life-long use of libraries would also contribute to the country's scientific and technological advancement.
    Ex: The main reason for providing such a service is to reach out to those users who would not visit the library if it offered traditional services only.
    Ex: Reduced establishments have made it very difficult to recruit new IT talent.
    Ex: Many librarians are also finding that demonstrations of these automated systems provide tantalizing bait to lure the nonlibrary user to instructional sessions.
    Ex: People who will not stop to read pamphlets, brochures, etc produced by the library may be arrested by an eye-catching, colourful display.
    Ex: The article ' Seducing the reader' describes how US publishers use mailings, special offers, contests, and television and radio promotion to draw readers.
    Ex: Rumour had it that he was being wooed by Technicomm, Inc.
    Ex: Most books for children are selected by looking along the shelf until an attractive cover, familiar author's name or familiar title strikes the reader's fancy.
    Ex: In his efforts to broaden the tax base, Groome has been actively courting industry - with some moderate success.
    Ex: It is the latest incentive being offered to attract the Web user and win over their loyalty of custom.
    Ex: He was popular because he was good at sport and talked a lot about girls he fancied.
    Ex: Significant political events often summon forth larger-than-life figures and the inevitable clash of titans.
    Ex: At nightfall, drop anchor at any place that catch your fancy and the lullaby of the gentle waves put you to sleep.
    * atraer a = appeal to, reach, pull + Nombre + to.
    * atraer a la multitud = pack in + the crowds.
    * atraer asistentes = attract + attendees.
    * atraer donaciones = attract + donation.
    * atraer el interés = capture + the imagination, capture + the interest, draw + interest.
    * atraer el interés de = catch + the imagination of.
    * atraer en masa = pack 'em in.
    * atraer gente = draw + people.
    * atraer inversiones = lure + investment.
    * atraer la atención = attract + the eye, hold + attention, catch + Posesivo + attention, grab + Posesivo + attention, catch + Posesivo + eye, capture + the attention, rivet + the attention, draw + attention, catch + Posesivo + fancy, peak + Posesivo + interest, make + a splash.
    * atraer la atención de Alguien = appeal to + Posesivo + imagination, engage + Posesivo + attention.
    * atraer la idea de = fancy + the idea of.
    * atraer multitudes = draw + throngs.
    * dinero atrae al dinero, el = riches attract riches.
    * para atraer al cliente = window dressing.

    * * *
    atraer [ E23 ]
    vt
    1 ( Fís) to attract
    2 (traer, hacer venir) to attract
    un truco para atraer al público a gimmick to attract the public
    la atrajo hacia sí he drew her toward(s) him
    3
    (cautivar, gustar): se siente atraído por ella he feels attracted to her
    no me atrae para nada la idea the idea doesn't attract me o appeal to me in the least, I don't find the idea at all attractive
    no me atraen mucho las fiestas I'm not very fond of o ( BrE) keen on parties, I don't care much for parties
    4 ‹atención/miradas› to attract
    1 (ganarse) to gain, win
    atraerse la amistad de algn to gain o win sb's friendship
    2 ( recípr) to attract (each other)
    los polos opuestos se atraen opposite poles attract
    * * *

     

    atraer ( conjugate atraer) verbo transitivo
    a) (Fís) to attract

    b) (traer, hacer venir) to attract;


    c) (cautivar, gustar):


    no me atrae la idea the idea doesn't attract me o appeal to me
    d)atención/miradas to attract

    atraerse verbo pronominal
    a) ( ganarse) ‹ amistad to gain;

    interés to attract

    atraer verbo transitivo to attract
    ' atraer' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    seducir
    - arrastrar
    - atraiga
    - cautivar
    - perdón
    - reclamo
    - tentar
    English:
    appeal
    - attract
    - bring
    - catch
    - draw
    - entice
    - lure
    - mainstream
    - pull
    - pull in
    - attention
    - capture
    - grab
    - woo
    * * *
    vt
    1. [causar acercamiento] to attract;
    lo atrajo hacia sí tirándole de la corbata she pulled him towards her by his tie
    2. [atención, gente] to attract, to draw;
    la miel atrae a las moscas honey attracts flies;
    su ambición le atrajo la antipatía de mucha gente he was disliked by many because of his ambitious nature
    3. [gustar] to attract;
    me atrae tu hermana I'm attracted to your sister, I find your sister attractive;
    no me atrae mucho la comida china I'm not too keen on Chinese food;
    no me atrae mucho la idea the idea doesn't appeal to me much
    * * *
    v/t attract;
    atraer todas las miradas be the center o Br centre of attention
    * * *
    atraer {81} vt
    : to attract
    * * *
    atraer vb
    1. (traer hacia sí) to attract
    2. (despertar el interés) to appeal to

    Spanish-English dictionary > atraer

  • 18 basado en la práctica

    (adj.) = empirically-based, grounded in practice, practice-based
    Ex. This article attempts to develop an empirically-based statistical formula to help in library budget allocation = Este artículo intenta desarrollar una fórmula estadística con base empírica para ayudar en la asignación del presupuesto de la biblioteca.
    Ex. Theory covered in the workshop will be firmly grounded in practice so that participants leave with a strong sense of where to begin in setting up a custom digital imaging operation.
    Ex. Many changes have occurred through the various applications of practice-based and practice-led arts research.
    * * *
    (adj.) = empirically-based, grounded in practice, practice-based

    Ex: This article attempts to develop an empirically-based statistical formula to help in library budget allocation = Este artículo intenta desarrollar una fórmula estadística con base empírica para ayudar en la asignación del presupuesto de la biblioteca.

    Ex: Theory covered in the workshop will be firmly grounded in practice so that participants leave with a strong sense of where to begin in setting up a custom digital imaging operation.
    Ex: Many changes have occurred through the various applications of practice-based and practice-led arts research.

    Spanish-English dictionary > basado en la práctica

  • 19 bibliobús

    m.
    mobile library.
    * * *
    1 mobile library
    * * *
    SM mobile library, bookmobile (EEUU)
    * * *
    = bookbus [book-bus], mobile library van, mobile van, travelling book van, library bus, library van.
    Ex. This article describes the services offered to the elderly and handicapped by the Cleveland ' Bookbus' which serves some 42 establishments and 6 day centres.
    Ex. This article gives instructions for installing an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) in a mobile library van (bookmobile).
    Ex. Librarians are no strangers to the use of mobile vans as a means of taking books to scattered rural communities.
    Ex. The early mobile library served a dual role both as a delivery van to library centres scattered throughout the county and as travelling book van.
    Ex. In May and June the library bus will visit every school in the district.
    Ex. This library van was custom built for the needs of older people and those with mobility problems, and incorporates a lift, grab rails, and comfortable seating.
    * * *
    = bookbus [book-bus], mobile library van, mobile van, travelling book van, library bus, library van.

    Ex: This article describes the services offered to the elderly and handicapped by the Cleveland ' Bookbus' which serves some 42 establishments and 6 day centres.

    Ex: This article gives instructions for installing an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) in a mobile library van (bookmobile).
    Ex: Librarians are no strangers to the use of mobile vans as a means of taking books to scattered rural communities.
    Ex: The early mobile library served a dual role both as a delivery van to library centres scattered throughout the county and as travelling book van.
    Ex: In May and June the library bus will visit every school in the district.
    Ex: This library van was custom built for the needs of older people and those with mobility problems, and incorporates a lift, grab rails, and comfortable seating.

    * * *
    ( Esp)
    mobile library
    * * *
    Esp mobile library
    * * *
    m bookmobile, Br
    mobile library

    Spanish-English dictionary > bibliobús

  • 20 bolso

    m.
    1 bag.
    bolso de viaje overnight bag
    2 purse, handbag, pannier bag.
    3 change purse, coin purse.
    4 pocket.
    * * *
    1 (gen) bag; (de señora) handbag, US purse
    \
    * * *
    noun m.
    bag, handbag, purse
    * * *
    SM
    1) [de mano] bag, handbag, purse (EEUU)

    bolso de viaje — travelling bag, traveling bag (EEUU)

    2) (=monedero) purse, moneybag, pocketbook
    3) (Náut)

    hacer bolso[vela] to fill, belly out

    * * *
    masculino ( de mujer) (Esp) handbag, purse (AmE)
    * * *
    = bag, handbag, string bag, purse, tote bag.
    Ex. There was a steady flow of people charging out materials, and the checker was inspecting their bags as usual.
    Ex. Books can be slipped so easily into a pocket or handbag that losses are high unless preventive measures are taken.
    Ex. The book ' String Bags and Gender' is a thorough, informative, accessible, and well-written study of the looped carryall common in Papua New Guinea.
    Ex. She seized her sweater and purse and vanished.
    Ex. Since 1999 we have been making custom tote bags out of recycled sails.
    * * *
    masculino ( de mujer) (Esp) handbag, purse (AmE)
    * * *
    = bag, handbag, string bag, purse, tote bag.

    Ex: There was a steady flow of people charging out materials, and the checker was inspecting their bags as usual.

    Ex: Books can be slipped so easily into a pocket or handbag that losses are high unless preventive measures are taken.
    Ex: The book ' String Bags and Gender' is a thorough, informative, accessible, and well-written study of the looped carryall common in Papua New Guinea.
    Ex: She seized her sweater and purse and vanished.
    Ex: Since 1999 we have been making custom tote bags out of recycled sails.

    * * *
    (de mujer) ( Esp) bag, purse ( AmE)
    Compuestos:
    ( Esp) handbag, purse ( AmE); (de viaje) bag, overnight bag, traveling bag ( AmE), holdall ( BrE)
    [ S ] sólo un bolso de mano only one item of hand baggage permitted
    ( Arg) duffel bag
    * * *

     

    bolso sustantivo masculino ( de mujer) (Esp) handbag, purse (AmE);


    ( de mujer) (Esp) handbag, purse (AmE);

    bolso sustantivo masculino handbag, bag, US purse

    ' bolso' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    cartera
    - cierre
    - coger
    - disimulo
    - disparate
    - mano
    - arrancar
    - bolsa
    - imitación
    - robar
    English:
    bag
    - burrow
    - feel
    - fish
    - grab
    - grip
    - handbag
    - pull
    - purse
    - run off
    - shoulder strap
    - slam down
    - snap
    - strap
    - yank
    - carry
    - clasp
    - duffel bag
    - empty
    - hand
    - hold
    - pocket
    - shoulder
    * * *
    bolso nm
    1. Esp [de mujer] Br handbag, US purse
    bolso de bandolera shoulder bag;
    bolso de mano [para fiestas] clutch bag
    2. [de viaje] bag
    bolso de mano (piece o item of) hand luggage
    * * *
    m purse, Br
    handbag
    * * *
    bolso nm
    : pocketbook, handbag
    * * *
    bolso n handbag

    Spanish-English dictionary > bolso

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