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  • 1 propuesta

    f.
    proposal.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: proponer.
    * * *
    1 proposal
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=sugerencia) proposal

    a propuesta de algnat the proposal o suggestion of sb

    desestimar una propuestato turn down o reject a proposal

    rechazar una propuesta — to reject a proposal, turn down a proposal

    2) (=recomendación) [para un cargo] candidature; [para un premio] nomination
    3) (=proyecto) design
    * * *
    1) ( sugerencia) proposal
    2) ( oferta) offer
    * * *
    = proposal, proposition, submission, nomination, tender.
    Ex. The first of these proposals was to abandon our traditional main entry, involving the determination of the person or corporate body principally responsible for the work, and to use instead a title-unit entry.
    Ex. They are a core, a set of basic propositions, onto which are grafted a rich variety of other possibilities.
    Ex. Most commercial abstracting services rely upon the refereeing procedure applied to the original document in order to eliminate insignificant and inaccurate submissions.
    Ex. This article uses a content analysis of Ronald Reagan's comments concerning the nomination of Robert Bork to the Supreme Court to illustrate potential problems arising from a lack of established guidelines.
    Ex. Following the issue of a letter of intent to major bodybuilders, the tender was drawn up requiring tenderers to submit a breakdown of costs.
    ----
    * aprobar una propuesta = pass + proposal, pass + proposition.
    * formular una propuesta = formulate + proposal.
    * hacer una propuesta = bring forth + proposal, make + proposal.
    * informe de propuestas = proposals report.
    * persona que apoya una moción o propuesta = seconder.
    * presentar una propuesta = submit + proposal.
    * propuesta comercial = business proposition.
    * propuesta de negocios = business proposition.
    * propuesta de proyecto = project proposal.
    * propuesta de proyecto de investigación = research proposal.
    * propuesta de trabajo = project proposal.
    * propuesta + hacerse realidad = proposal + materialise.
    * retirar una propuesta = withdraw + proposal.
    * * *
    1) ( sugerencia) proposal
    2) ( oferta) offer
    * * *
    = proposal, proposition, submission, nomination, tender.

    Ex: The first of these proposals was to abandon our traditional main entry, involving the determination of the person or corporate body principally responsible for the work, and to use instead a title-unit entry.

    Ex: They are a core, a set of basic propositions, onto which are grafted a rich variety of other possibilities.
    Ex: Most commercial abstracting services rely upon the refereeing procedure applied to the original document in order to eliminate insignificant and inaccurate submissions.
    Ex: This article uses a content analysis of Ronald Reagan's comments concerning the nomination of Robert Bork to the Supreme Court to illustrate potential problems arising from a lack of established guidelines.
    Ex: Following the issue of a letter of intent to major bodybuilders, the tender was drawn up requiring tenderers to submit a breakdown of costs.
    * aprobar una propuesta = pass + proposal, pass + proposition.
    * formular una propuesta = formulate + proposal.
    * hacer una propuesta = bring forth + proposal, make + proposal.
    * informe de propuestas = proposals report.
    * persona que apoya una moción o propuesta = seconder.
    * presentar una propuesta = submit + proposal.
    * propuesta comercial = business proposition.
    * propuesta de negocios = business proposition.
    * propuesta de proyecto = project proposal.
    * propuesta de proyecto de investigación = research proposal.
    * propuesta de trabajo = project proposal.
    * propuesta + hacerse realidad = proposal + materialise.
    * retirar una propuesta = withdraw + proposal.

    * * *
    A (sugerencia) proposal
    aprobar/desestimar una propuesta to approve/reject a proposal
    formuló una propuesta de diálogo he offered to negotiate, he made an offer to negotiate
    a propuesta de at the suggestion of
    Compuesto:
    bill
    B (oferta) offer
    varias propuestas de trabajo several job offers
    le han hecho varias propuestas de matrimonio she has had several offers of marriage o several marriage proposals
    C (modelo) design
    * * *

     

    propuesta sustantivo femenino


    propuesta sustantivo femenino proposal, offer
    ' propuesta' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    bloque
    - calor
    - candidatura
    - derecha
    - descartar
    - discrepar
    - escuchar
    - favorable
    - pronunciarse
    - reventar
    - solidez
    - sonar
    - sugestiva
    - sugestivo
    - sumarse
    - suscribir
    - vencedor
    - vencedora
    - acoger
    - acogida
    - adherir
    - ambos
    - apoyar
    - bochar
    - combatir
    - desechar
    - estudiar
    - licitar
    - manifestar
    - mostrar
    - negativa
    - rechazar
    - respaldar
    - retirar
    - salir
    - tentar
    English:
    approach
    - back
    - downside
    - nomination
    - offer
    - overture
    - proposal
    - proposition
    - wild
    - go
    - submission
    - tender
    - think
    - with
    * * *
    [proposición] proposal; [de empleo] offer;
    me hicieron una propuesta de trabajo they made me a job offer;
    la propuesta de Juan como tesorero fue aprobada por unanimidad Juan's nomination as treasurer was approved unanimously;
    se guardó un minuto de silencio, a propuesta del presidente there was a minute's silence at the suggestion of the president
    propuesta de ley bill;
    propuesta no de ley = motion for debate presented to parliament by someone other than the government
    * * *
    f proposal;
    a propuesta de at the suggestion of
    * * *
    proposición: proposal
    * * *
    propuesta n proposal

    Spanish-English dictionary > propuesta

  • 2 apoyar

    v.
    1 to lean, to rest.
    apoya la cabeza en mi hombro rest your head on my shoulder
    apoyó la bicicleta contra la pared she leant the bicycle against the wall
    Ricardo apoya su cabeza sobre la silla Richard leans his head on the chair.
    2 to support.
    lo apoyó mucho durante su depresión she gave him a lot of support when he was depressed
    3 to back up, to stand up for, to advocate, to endorse.
    Ella apoya los proyectos ecológicos She backs up ecological projects.
    4 to prop, to uphold, to backstop.
    Ella apoyó las vigas en la pared She propped the beams on the wall.
    * * *
    1 to lean, rest
    2 (fundar) to base, found
    3 figurado (defender algo) to support; (defender a alguien) to back, support
    1 (descansar) to lean (en, on), rest (en, on), stand (en, on)
    2 (dar el brazo) to hold on (en, to)
    3 figurado (basarse) to be based (en, on)
    ¿en qué te apoyas para decir eso? what do you base your arguments on?
    * * *
    verb
    1) to support, back
    2) rest, lean
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (=reclinar) to rest, lean

    apoya la cabeza en mi hombrorest o lean your head on my shoulder

    no apoyes los codos en la mesadon't put o lean your elbows on the table

    2) (=ayudar) to support
    3) (=basar) to base
    4) (=secundar) [+ propuesta, idea] to support
    5) (Arquit, Téc) to support
    2.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1) ( hacer descansar) to rest

    apóyalo contra la paredlean o rest it against the wall

    2)
    a) ( respaldar) <propuesta/persona> to back, support

    nadie la apoyó en su iniciativano one backed o supported her initiative

    b) < teoría> to support, bear out
    2.
    apoyarse v pron
    1) (para sostenerse, descansar)
    2) (basarse, fundarse)

    ¿en qué se apoya para hacer tal acusación? — what are you basing your accusation on?

    * * *
    = back, boost, endorse, espouse, give + support, give + weight to, lend + weight to, offer + support, support, sustain, align + Reflexivo + with, prop, buttress, lend + support, undergird, bolster, add + weight to, add + Posesivo + weight to, buy into, shore up, back into, second, ditto, stand by, rally (a)round, rally behind, plump for, forward, back + Nombre + up.
    Ex. Co-operative, carefully planned and financed internationally backed efforts have been the keynote of more recent activity.
    Ex. If the title is selected by a book club this helps boost the print-run and overall sales.
    Ex. These rules follow a general trend in filing practices in endorsing the 'file-as-is' principle outlined below.
    Ex. Most respondents espoused the latter view as an appropriate response to IT developments to date.
    Ex. If support for quality cataloging is not going to be given, I think we should give it up entirely.
    Ex. The resulting compromise in the overall design principles followed is, therefore, likely to give greater weight to these conventional needs.
    Ex. They can bring into relief differing conditions in member countries and they often lend weight to arguments for or against various policy options.
    Ex. I have many people to acknowledge, beginning with my co-editor who offered untiring support and many useful suggestions in putting together the institutes.
    Ex. In order to support these three elements, and to ensure that schemes are updated it is important to have some organisation which takes responsibility for revision and publication.
    Ex. Publishers in the United Stated benefit from a larger home market which serves to sustain the production of an information tool.
    Ex. This article argues that fiction is an area of stock development which would readily achieve the goals of development with which public librarians have aligned themselves.
    Ex. The type cases were propped up for use on a timber frame at a convenient working height.
    Ex. Authors were often buttressed in their novel writing by other pieces of freelance writing.
    Ex. The librarian who lends support to those who criticize the organization which employs him is likely also to find his position difficult.
    Ex. Both libraries sought to undergird their partnership essential to a central role in collegiate education.
    Ex. Bibliometric studies used to bolster the subjective opinions of librarians are not always useful for specialized areas.
    Ex. Measurement of library activities can provide the evidence to erase misconceptions and add weight to those aspects of service that present a more powerful image = La medición de las actividades bibliotecarias puede proporcionar las pruebas necesarias para erradicar falsas ideas y apoyar aquellos aspectos del servicio que presentan una mejor imagen de la biblioteca.
    Ex. But the unions were able to add their weight to the authority of the parliamentary investigators in bringing the worst excesses of unregulated apprenticeship and of working conditions under control = No obstante, los sindicatos pudieron reforzar la autoridad de los investigadores parlamentarios para controlar los peores excesos que se cometían en el aprendizaje de un oficio y las condiciones laborales sin regularizar.
    Ex. The vendor, like the academic librarian it services, it must buy into the mission of the academic institution.
    Ex. This project seeks to return control of scholarly publications to the academy and to shore up the case for publication of genuine scholarly works.
    Ex. To the best of my knowledge, most of the big research libraries backed into the world of media = Según mi opinión, la mayoría de las bibliotecas académicas apostaron por adquirir todo tipo de soporte.
    Ex. Most of the proposals for establishing gender studies were seconded.
    Ex. I received mine yesterday and I'll ditto the fact that they look very professional.
    Ex. It's hard to believe she stands by a man who gets his kicks out of beating her black and blue everynight.
    Ex. I recalled how bereft we felt when we lost our son and how friends and neighbours rallied round and offered a shoulder to cry on.
    Ex. The second group, who rallied behind McCarthy, was composed of students and intellectuals who were vociferous against the war.
    Ex. There is some discussion as to what RSS stands for, but the majority plump for 'Really Simple Syndication'.
    Ex. In order to forward the mission of the University, specific programs will be targeted for growth, consolidation, and possible elimination.
    Ex. Often they use rather fancy words, such as 'theoretical models' or 'constructs' or 'paradigms' to describe what are, very frequently, no more than hypothetical ideas or categorisations which have little empirical evidence to back them up.
    ----
    * apoyar Algo completamente = put + Posesivo + muscle behind + Nombre.
    * apoyar de nuevo = reendorse.
    * apoyar en = lean against.
    * apoyar la idea = endorse + the idea.
    * apoyar la necesidad de = endorse + the need (for/to).
    * apoyar + Posesivo + argumento = support + Posesivo + case, buttress + Posesivo + case.
    * apoyarse en = lean on/upon, inform.
    * apoyarse sobre = rest on/upon.
    * apoyar una causa = forward + cause, support + cause.
    * apoyar una idea = favour + idea.
    * apoyar una opinión = support + contention.
    * apoyar un argumento = support + contention.
    * apoyar una tesis = give + weight to the claim that.
    * persona que apoya una moción o propuesta = seconder.
    * que apoya moralmente = supportive.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1) ( hacer descansar) to rest

    apóyalo contra la paredlean o rest it against the wall

    2)
    a) ( respaldar) <propuesta/persona> to back, support

    nadie la apoyó en su iniciativano one backed o supported her initiative

    b) < teoría> to support, bear out
    2.
    apoyarse v pron
    1) (para sostenerse, descansar)
    2) (basarse, fundarse)

    ¿en qué se apoya para hacer tal acusación? — what are you basing your accusation on?

    * * *
    = back, boost, endorse, espouse, give + support, give + weight to, lend + weight to, offer + support, support, sustain, align + Reflexivo + with, prop, buttress, lend + support, undergird, bolster, add + weight to, add + Posesivo + weight to, buy into, shore up, back into, second, ditto, stand by, rally (a)round, rally behind, plump for, forward, back + Nombre + up.

    Ex: Co-operative, carefully planned and financed internationally backed efforts have been the keynote of more recent activity.

    Ex: If the title is selected by a book club this helps boost the print-run and overall sales.
    Ex: These rules follow a general trend in filing practices in endorsing the 'file-as-is' principle outlined below.
    Ex: Most respondents espoused the latter view as an appropriate response to IT developments to date.
    Ex: If support for quality cataloging is not going to be given, I think we should give it up entirely.
    Ex: The resulting compromise in the overall design principles followed is, therefore, likely to give greater weight to these conventional needs.
    Ex: They can bring into relief differing conditions in member countries and they often lend weight to arguments for or against various policy options.
    Ex: I have many people to acknowledge, beginning with my co-editor who offered untiring support and many useful suggestions in putting together the institutes.
    Ex: In order to support these three elements, and to ensure that schemes are updated it is important to have some organisation which takes responsibility for revision and publication.
    Ex: Publishers in the United Stated benefit from a larger home market which serves to sustain the production of an information tool.
    Ex: This article argues that fiction is an area of stock development which would readily achieve the goals of development with which public librarians have aligned themselves.
    Ex: The type cases were propped up for use on a timber frame at a convenient working height.
    Ex: Authors were often buttressed in their novel writing by other pieces of freelance writing.
    Ex: The librarian who lends support to those who criticize the organization which employs him is likely also to find his position difficult.
    Ex: Both libraries sought to undergird their partnership essential to a central role in collegiate education.
    Ex: Bibliometric studies used to bolster the subjective opinions of librarians are not always useful for specialized areas.
    Ex: Measurement of library activities can provide the evidence to erase misconceptions and add weight to those aspects of service that present a more powerful image = La medición de las actividades bibliotecarias puede proporcionar las pruebas necesarias para erradicar falsas ideas y apoyar aquellos aspectos del servicio que presentan una mejor imagen de la biblioteca.
    Ex: But the unions were able to add their weight to the authority of the parliamentary investigators in bringing the worst excesses of unregulated apprenticeship and of working conditions under control = No obstante, los sindicatos pudieron reforzar la autoridad de los investigadores parlamentarios para controlar los peores excesos que se cometían en el aprendizaje de un oficio y las condiciones laborales sin regularizar.
    Ex: The vendor, like the academic librarian it services, it must buy into the mission of the academic institution.
    Ex: This project seeks to return control of scholarly publications to the academy and to shore up the case for publication of genuine scholarly works.
    Ex: To the best of my knowledge, most of the big research libraries backed into the world of media = Según mi opinión, la mayoría de las bibliotecas académicas apostaron por adquirir todo tipo de soporte.
    Ex: Most of the proposals for establishing gender studies were seconded.
    Ex: I received mine yesterday and I'll ditto the fact that they look very professional.
    Ex: It's hard to believe she stands by a man who gets his kicks out of beating her black and blue everynight.
    Ex: I recalled how bereft we felt when we lost our son and how friends and neighbours rallied round and offered a shoulder to cry on.
    Ex: The second group, who rallied behind McCarthy, was composed of students and intellectuals who were vociferous against the war.
    Ex: There is some discussion as to what RSS stands for, but the majority plump for 'Really Simple Syndication'.
    Ex: In order to forward the mission of the University, specific programs will be targeted for growth, consolidation, and possible elimination.
    Ex: Often they use rather fancy words, such as 'theoretical models' or 'constructs' or 'paradigms' to describe what are, very frequently, no more than hypothetical ideas or categorisations which have little empirical evidence to back them up.
    * apoyar Algo completamente = put + Posesivo + muscle behind + Nombre.
    * apoyar de nuevo = reendorse.
    * apoyar en = lean against.
    * apoyar la idea = endorse + the idea.
    * apoyar la necesidad de = endorse + the need (for/to).
    * apoyar + Posesivo + argumento = support + Posesivo + case, buttress + Posesivo + case.
    * apoyarse en = lean on/upon, inform.
    * apoyarse sobre = rest on/upon.
    * apoyar una causa = forward + cause, support + cause.
    * apoyar una idea = favour + idea.
    * apoyar una opinión = support + contention.
    * apoyar un argumento = support + contention.
    * apoyar una tesis = give + weight to the claim that.
    * persona que apoya una moción o propuesta = seconder.
    * que apoya moralmente = supportive.

    * * *
    apoyar [A1 ]
    vt
    apoya la escalera contra la pared lean o rest the ladder against the wall
    con la cabeza apoyada en su hombro with her head resting on his shoulder
    no se debe apoyar los codos sobre la mesa you mustn't put o rest your elbows on the table
    hay que apoyar todo el peso del cuerpo sobre una pierna you have to put all your weight on one foot
    B
    1 (respaldar) ‹propuesta/persona› to back, support
    ¿me vas a apoyar si me quejo? are you going to back me (up) o support me if I complain?
    no apoyamos la huelga we do not support the strike
    nadie la apoyó en su iniciativa no one backed o supported her initiative
    apoyar técnica y financieramente su desarrollo to give technical and financial support o backing for its development
    2 ‹teoría› to support, bear out
    no hay pruebas que apoyen esta hipótesis there is no evidence to bear out o support this hypothesis
    A (para sostenerse, descansar) apoyarse EN algo to lean ON sth
    caminaba lentamente apoyándose en un bastón she walked slowly, leaning on a walking stick o using a walking stick for support
    se apoya demasiado en su familia he relies too much on his family (for support), he leans too heavily on his family
    B (basarse, fundarse) apoyarse EN algo to be based ON sth
    se apoyó en estas cifras para defender su teoría he used these figures to defend his theory
    ¿en qué se apoya para hacer semejante acusación? what are you basing your accusation on?, what is the basis of your accusation?
    * * *

     

    apoyar ( conjugate apoyar) verbo transitivo
    1 ( hacer descansar) apoyar (algo en algo) to rest (sth on sth);

    2
    a) ( respaldar) ‹propuesta/persona to back, support


    apoyarse verbo pronominal
    1 (para sostenerse, descansar) apoyarse en algo to lean on sth
    2 (basarse, fundarse) apoyarse en algo to be based on sth
    apoyar verbo transitivo
    1 to lean
    2 (causa) to support
    ' apoyar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    refrendar
    - agarrar
    - ir
    - recostar
    - respaldar
    - sostener
    English:
    advocate
    - back
    - back up
    - bolster
    - buttress
    - champion
    - endorse
    - lean
    - prop
    - prop up
    - reinforce
    - rest
    - root for
    - stand by
    - support
    - root
    - sponsor
    - stand
    * * *
    vt
    1. [inclinar] to lean, to rest;
    apoya la cabeza en mi hombro rest your head on my shoulder;
    apoyó la bicicleta contra la pared she leant the bicycle against the wall;
    apoyó los codos sobre la mesa he leant his elbows on the table
    2. [respaldar] to support;
    todos apoyaron su decisión everyone supported her decision;
    lo apoyó mucho durante su depresión she gave him a lot of support when he was depressed;
    los directivos los apoyaron en su protesta management supported their protest
    3. [basar] to base;
    apoya su teoría en datos concretos her theory is based on o supported by concrete statistics
    * * *
    v/t
    1 lean (en against), rest (en against)
    2 ( respaldar, confirmar) support
    * * *
    apoyar vt
    1) : to support, to back
    2) : to lean, to rest
    * * *
    apoyar vb
    1. (en general) to lean [pt. & pp. leant]
    2. (descansar) to rest
    3. (defender) to support

    Spanish-English dictionary > apoyar

  • 3 defender

    v.
    1 to defend.
    defender los intereses de alguien to defend somebody's interests
    defendió su teoría con sólidos argumentos he supported his theory with sound arguments
    Elsa defiende su posición Elsa defends her position.
    Elsa defiende los derechos humanos Elsa defends human rights.
    2 to protect (proteger) (del frío, calor).
    * * *
    Conjugation model [ ENTENDER], like link=entender entender
    1 (gen) to defend (contra/de, against)
    2 (mantener una opinión, afirmación) to defend, uphold; (respaldar a alguien) to stand up for, support
    3 (proteger) to protect (contra/de, against/from)
    4 DERECHO (algo) to argue, plead; (a alguien) to defend
    1 (espabilarse) to manage, get by, get along
    ¿qué tal se defiende en inglés? how does she get by in English?, what's her English like?
    \
    defender una causa DERECHO to argue a case
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    1.
    VT (Mil) [+ país, territorio, intereses] to defend; [+ causa, ideas] to defend, champion; (Jur) to defend

    el Real Madrid defiende el título de campeón — Real Madrid are defending the championship title, Real Madrid are the defending champions

    defiendo la tesis doctoral el mes que vieneI'm having a viva on o (EEUU) I'm defending my doctoral thesis next month

    2.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    a) ( proteger) <guarnición/nación> to defend, protect; < persona> to defend

    siempre defiende a su hermanahe always defends o stands up for his sister

    defender a alguien de algo/alguien — to defend somebody against something/somebody

    b) < intereses> to protect, defend; <derechos/título> to defend
    c) (Der) to defend
    d) <idea/teoría/opinión> to defend, uphold; <causa/ideal> to champion, defend

    defender la tesis — ≈to defend one's dissertation ( in US), ≈to have a viva on one's thesis ( in UK)

    2.
    defenderse v pron
    a) (refl) ( contra una agresión) to defend o protect oneself; (Der) to defend oneself

    defenderse de algo/alguien — to defend oneself against something/somebody

    b) (fam) ( arreglárselas) to get by (colloq)
    * * *
    = advocate, argue, argue + in favour of, be + Posesivo + contention, contend, defend, espouse, maintain, make + apology, make + a case for, plead for, put + the case for, uphold, crusade for, preach, preach, champion, speak up for, speak up for, articulate + the case for, present + case for, mount + defence, strike + a blow for, raise + the flag of, come down in + favour of, stick up for, stand by, rally (a)round, rally behind, stand for.
    Ex. In order to understand the citation order that PRECIS indexing advocates it is necessary to examine the function of the operators more closely.
    Ex. Cutter argued that when it could be established that the second term was definitely more significant then inversion of headings was acceptable.
    Ex. Despite the present financial straits of developing countries, she argues in favour of long-term plan for the acquisition of relevant rare book material.
    Ex. It is our contention that an understanding of such basic principles is fundamental to an appreciation of the many and varied contexts that the individual is likely to encounter.
    Ex. The author contends that it is possible to view the search conducted with the aid of a series of menus as having strong similarities with the search through the hierarchy of a enumerative classification scheme.
    Ex. A respondent is a candidate for a degree who, in an academic disputation, defends or opposes a thesis proposed by the praeses (q.v.); also called the defendant.
    Ex. Most respondents espoused the latter view as an appropriate response to IT developments to date.
    Ex. They maintain, in an article written for Library Resources and Technical Services (LRTS) 'that automated cataloging systems have addressed only half of the problems of maintaining a library catalog'.
    Ex. My perspective, for which I make no apology, is that of someone who works daily with the nitty-gritty of cataloging, as many of you do.
    Ex. This point-by-point evaluation makes a fairly convincing case for the public access online catalogue.
    Ex. I would plead for more standardization, not less, because I think whatever we do is going to be imperfect.
    Ex. A more moderate approach is found in the writings of Olding, who puts the case for multiple entry very concisely in a short pamphlet.
    Ex. It's about time that we go back to these principles and make sure that the quality of cataloging is upheld.
    Ex. There are also dedicated individuals within government who have found a niche from which to crusade for school libraries.
    Ex. A major failing of the information industry is that its members tend to preach to one another whereas what they should be doing is talking to everyone else outside the information industry.
    Ex. A major failing of the information industry is that its members tend to preach to one another whereas what they should be doing is talking to everyone else outside the information industry.
    Ex. In particular he championed free photoduplication of library materials as a natural extension of library services to patrons at a distance.
    Ex. Many people voiced fears that volunteers would be used to take over paid jobs from the workforce, but others spoke up for volunteers saying that in many cases they had created extra jobs for the permanent staff.
    Ex. Many people voiced fears that volunteers would be used to take over paid jobs from the workforce, but others spoke up for volunteers saying that in many cases they had created extra jobs for the permanent staff.
    Ex. Moreover, in addition to quantitative measures, qualitative indicators of benefits should be considered so as to present a complete picture when articulating the case for a library's total positive impact.
    Ex. An MP, a barrister, and a financial consultant present the case for charging Value Added Tax (VAT) on books.
    Ex. The author mounts a spirited defence of the National Library of Australia future collecting priorities.
    Ex. In an effort to save US culture, strike a blow for reading, and correct well intentioned but misguided notions about the Internet making libraries obsolete, offers ten reasons why the Internet is no substitute for a library..
    Ex. The Augustinian order kept his theological tradition, and raised the flag of the Augustinian thought before and after the German reformer.
    Ex. The author comes down in favour of adding notes to cataloguing records on the grounds that the educational purpose that they are intended to serve is clear.
    Ex. He states that he has always admired Woody Allen, explaining that when he first saw his films he was happy to see that someone was sticking up for the little guy.
    Ex. It's hard to believe she stands by a man who gets his kicks out of beating her black and blue everynight.
    Ex. I recalled how bereft we felt when we lost our son and how friends and neighbours rallied round and offered a shoulder to cry on.
    Ex. The second group, who rallied behind McCarthy, was composed of students and intellectuals who were vociferous against the war.
    Ex. I will stand for your rights as my forefathers did before me!.
    ----
    * defender a = put + a word in for.
    * defender a Alguien = stand up for.
    * defender Algo = argue + Posesivo + corner.
    * defender el fuerte = hold + the fortress.
    * defender el honor de Uno = defend + Posesivo + honour.
    * defender enérgicamente = be vociferous about/in.
    * defender la causa de = further + the cause of.
    * defender la necesidad = articulate + the need.
    * defender la necesidad de = support + the case for.
    * defender lo indenfensible = defend + the indefensible.
    * defender los derechos de Uno = stand up for + Posesivo + rights.
    * defender los intereses = defend + interests, lobby for + interests.
    * defender los intereses de = go to + bat for, bat for.
    * defender los principios de Uno = stand up for + Posesivo + principles.
    * defender + Posesivo + argumento = support + Posesivo + case, buttress + Posesivo + case.
    * defender + Posesivo + caso = take up + Posesivo + case.
    * defender + Posesivo + causa = advance + Posesivo + cause.
    * defender + Posesivo + idea = support + Posesivo + case.
    * defender + Posesivo + postura = argue + Posesivo + case.
    * defenderse = bite back, stand up, strike back, fight back, fight for + Posesivo + life.
    * defenderse de ataques = ward off + attacks.
    * defenderse por uno mismo = fend for + Reflexivo.
    * defender una causa = promote + cause, support + cause, champion + cause.
    * defender una idea = champion + idea.
    * defender un argumento = support + view.
    * defender un opinión = support + view.
    * saber defenderse = hold + Posesivo + own.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    a) ( proteger) <guarnición/nación> to defend, protect; < persona> to defend

    siempre defiende a su hermanahe always defends o stands up for his sister

    defender a alguien de algo/alguien — to defend somebody against something/somebody

    b) < intereses> to protect, defend; <derechos/título> to defend
    c) (Der) to defend
    d) <idea/teoría/opinión> to defend, uphold; <causa/ideal> to champion, defend

    defender la tesis — ≈to defend one's dissertation ( in US), ≈to have a viva on one's thesis ( in UK)

    2.
    defenderse v pron
    a) (refl) ( contra una agresión) to defend o protect oneself; (Der) to defend oneself

    defenderse de algo/alguien — to defend oneself against something/somebody

    b) (fam) ( arreglárselas) to get by (colloq)
    * * *
    = advocate, argue, argue + in favour of, be + Posesivo + contention, contend, defend, espouse, maintain, make + apology, make + a case for, plead for, put + the case for, uphold, crusade for, preach, preach, champion, speak up for, speak up for, articulate + the case for, present + case for, mount + defence, strike + a blow for, raise + the flag of, come down in + favour of, stick up for, stand by, rally (a)round, rally behind, stand for.

    Ex: In order to understand the citation order that PRECIS indexing advocates it is necessary to examine the function of the operators more closely.

    Ex: Cutter argued that when it could be established that the second term was definitely more significant then inversion of headings was acceptable.
    Ex: Despite the present financial straits of developing countries, she argues in favour of long-term plan for the acquisition of relevant rare book material.
    Ex: It is our contention that an understanding of such basic principles is fundamental to an appreciation of the many and varied contexts that the individual is likely to encounter.
    Ex: The author contends that it is possible to view the search conducted with the aid of a series of menus as having strong similarities with the search through the hierarchy of a enumerative classification scheme.
    Ex: A respondent is a candidate for a degree who, in an academic disputation, defends or opposes a thesis proposed by the praeses (q.v.); also called the defendant.
    Ex: Most respondents espoused the latter view as an appropriate response to IT developments to date.
    Ex: They maintain, in an article written for Library Resources and Technical Services (LRTS) 'that automated cataloging systems have addressed only half of the problems of maintaining a library catalog'.
    Ex: My perspective, for which I make no apology, is that of someone who works daily with the nitty-gritty of cataloging, as many of you do.
    Ex: This point-by-point evaluation makes a fairly convincing case for the public access online catalogue.
    Ex: I would plead for more standardization, not less, because I think whatever we do is going to be imperfect.
    Ex: A more moderate approach is found in the writings of Olding, who puts the case for multiple entry very concisely in a short pamphlet.
    Ex: It's about time that we go back to these principles and make sure that the quality of cataloging is upheld.
    Ex: There are also dedicated individuals within government who have found a niche from which to crusade for school libraries.
    Ex: A major failing of the information industry is that its members tend to preach to one another whereas what they should be doing is talking to everyone else outside the information industry.
    Ex: A major failing of the information industry is that its members tend to preach to one another whereas what they should be doing is talking to everyone else outside the information industry.
    Ex: In particular he championed free photoduplication of library materials as a natural extension of library services to patrons at a distance.
    Ex: Many people voiced fears that volunteers would be used to take over paid jobs from the workforce, but others spoke up for volunteers saying that in many cases they had created extra jobs for the permanent staff.
    Ex: Many people voiced fears that volunteers would be used to take over paid jobs from the workforce, but others spoke up for volunteers saying that in many cases they had created extra jobs for the permanent staff.
    Ex: Moreover, in addition to quantitative measures, qualitative indicators of benefits should be considered so as to present a complete picture when articulating the case for a library's total positive impact.
    Ex: An MP, a barrister, and a financial consultant present the case for charging Value Added Tax (VAT) on books.
    Ex: The author mounts a spirited defence of the National Library of Australia future collecting priorities.
    Ex: In an effort to save US culture, strike a blow for reading, and correct well intentioned but misguided notions about the Internet making libraries obsolete, offers ten reasons why the Internet is no substitute for a library..
    Ex: The Augustinian order kept his theological tradition, and raised the flag of the Augustinian thought before and after the German reformer.
    Ex: The author comes down in favour of adding notes to cataloguing records on the grounds that the educational purpose that they are intended to serve is clear.
    Ex: He states that he has always admired Woody Allen, explaining that when he first saw his films he was happy to see that someone was sticking up for the little guy.
    Ex: It's hard to believe she stands by a man who gets his kicks out of beating her black and blue everynight.
    Ex: I recalled how bereft we felt when we lost our son and how friends and neighbours rallied round and offered a shoulder to cry on.
    Ex: The second group, who rallied behind McCarthy, was composed of students and intellectuals who were vociferous against the war.
    Ex: I will stand for your rights as my forefathers did before me!.
    * defender a = put + a word in for.
    * defender a Alguien = stand up for.
    * defender Algo = argue + Posesivo + corner.
    * defender el fuerte = hold + the fortress.
    * defender el honor de Uno = defend + Posesivo + honour.
    * defender enérgicamente = be vociferous about/in.
    * defender la causa de = further + the cause of.
    * defender la necesidad = articulate + the need.
    * defender la necesidad de = support + the case for.
    * defender lo indenfensible = defend + the indefensible.
    * defender los derechos de Uno = stand up for + Posesivo + rights.
    * defender los intereses = defend + interests, lobby for + interests.
    * defender los intereses de = go to + bat for, bat for.
    * defender los principios de Uno = stand up for + Posesivo + principles.
    * defender + Posesivo + argumento = support + Posesivo + case, buttress + Posesivo + case.
    * defender + Posesivo + caso = take up + Posesivo + case.
    * defender + Posesivo + causa = advance + Posesivo + cause.
    * defender + Posesivo + idea = support + Posesivo + case.
    * defender + Posesivo + postura = argue + Posesivo + case.
    * defenderse = bite back, stand up, strike back, fight back, fight for + Posesivo + life.
    * defenderse de ataques = ward off + attacks.
    * defenderse por uno mismo = fend for + Reflexivo.
    * defender una causa = promote + cause, support + cause, champion + cause.
    * defender una idea = champion + idea.
    * defender un argumento = support + view.
    * defender un opinión = support + view.
    * saber defenderse = hold + Posesivo + own.

    * * *
    defender [E8 ]
    vt
    1 (proteger) ‹guarnición/nación› to defend, protect; ‹persona› to defend
    siempre defiende a su hermana he always defends o protects o stands up for his sister
    defender a algn DE algo/algn to defend sb AGAINST sth/sb
    la defendió de las acusaciones/de sus atacantes he defended her against the accusations/against her attackers
    2 ‹intereses› to protect, defend; ‹derechos› to defend; ‹título› to defend
    3 ( Der) ‹caso› to defend; ‹acusado/cliente› to defend
    4 ‹idea/teoría/opinión› to defend, uphold; ‹causa/ideal› to champion, defend
    defender la tesis ≈ to defend one's dissertation ( in US), ≈ to have a viva on one's thesis ( in UK)
    1 ( refl) (contra una agresión) to defend o protect oneself; ( Der) to defend oneself defenderse DE algo/algn to defend oneself AGAINST sth/sb
    2 ( fam) (arreglárselas) to get by ( colloq)
    me defiendo bastante bien en francés I can get by quite well in French
    ¿sabes jugar al tenis? — bueno, me defiendo can you play tennis? — well, I'm not too bad ( colloq)
    * * *

     

    defender ( conjugate defender) verbo transitivo
    to defend;
    intereses to protect;
    defender a algo/algn de algo/algn to defend sth/sb against sth/sb
    defenderse verbo pronominal
    a) ( refl) ( contra una agresión) to defend o protect oneself;

    (Der) to defend oneself;
    defenderse de algo/algn to defend oneself against sth/sb
    b) (fam) ( arreglárselas) to get by (colloq);


    defender verbo transitivo to defend [contra, against] [de, from]
    ' defender' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    defensa
    - defensor
    - defensora
    - muerte
    - resguardar
    - uña
    - unirse
    - valedor
    - valedora
    - defienda
    English:
    argue
    - defend
    - defender
    - guard
    - leg
    - plead
    - speak up
    - stand up
    - stick up for
    - uphold
    - advocate
    - champion
    - speak
    - stand
    - stick
    * * *
    vt
    1. [país, ideas] to defend;
    [amigo] to stand up for; Dep [contrario, delantero] to mark;
    defender a alguien de algo to defend sb from o against sth;
    defender los derechos/intereses de alguien to defend sb's rights/interests;
    defendió su teoría con sólidos argumentos he supported his theory with sound arguments;
    defender la tesis [en universidad] Br ≈ to have one's viva, US ≈ to defend one's dissertation;
    Dep
    defender el título to defend the title;
    defender algo a capa y espada to defend sth tooth and nail
    2. [reo, acusado] to defend
    3. [proteger] [del frío, calor] to protect (de against)
    vi
    Dep to mark;
    defender al hombre to mark man for man, to man-mark;
    defender en zona to use a zone defence
    * * *
    I v/t
    1 defend (de against)
    2 en fútbol mark
    II v/i en fútbol mark
    * * *
    defender {56} vt
    : to defend, to protect
    * * *
    1. (en general) to defend
    2. (proteger) to protect

    Spanish-English dictionary > defender

  • 4 evidencia

    f.
    1 evidence, proof (prueba).
    2 obviousness.
    poner algo en evidencia to demonstrate something
    poner a alguien en evidencia to show somebody up
    3 certainty, obviousness, flagrancy, palpability.
    pres.indicat.
    3rd person singular (él/ella/ello) present indicative of spanish verb: evidenciar.
    imperat.
    2nd person singular (tú) Imperative of Spanish verb: evidenciar.
    * * *
    1 (claridad) obviousness, clearness; (certeza) certainty
    \
    poner algo en evidencia to demonstrate something
    poner a alguien en evidencia to make a fool of somebody, show somebody up
    ponerse en evidencia to show oneself up
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=obviedad) evidence

    ante la evidencia de los hechos, se confesó culpable — faced with the evidence, he pleaded guilty

    2) (=ridículo)

    dejar o poner algo/a algn en evidencia — to show sth/sb up

    ponerse en evidencia — to show o.s. up

    * * *
    a) ( pruebas) evidence, proof

    rendirse ante la evidenciato bow to the evidence

    b) ( cualidad) obviousness

    dejar or poner a alguien en evidencia — to show somebody up

    ponerse o quedar en evidencia — to show oneself up

    * * *
    Ex. Among the documents that are worthy of consideration for abstracting are final reports, or other reports well supported by sound methodology and convincing evidence.
    ----
    * aducir como evidencia = adduce as + evidence.
    * basado en la evidence = evidence based [evidence-based].
    * basado en la evidencia empírica = evidence based [evidence-based].
    * dar evidencia = furnish with + evidence.
    * dejar en evidencia = call + Posesivo + bluff.
    * encontrar evidencias = find + evidence.
    * evidencia + apuntar a = evidence + points towards.
    * evidencia convincente = convincing evidence.
    * evidencia + demostrar = evidence + show.
    * evidencia documental = documentary evidence.
    * evidencia empírica = empirical evidence.
    * evidencia escrita = written evidence.
    * evidencia + indicar = evidence + suggest, evidence + indicate.
    * evidencia oral = oral evidence.
    * evidencias anteriores = prior art.
    * evidencia + ser + escasa = evidence + be + slight.
    * evidencia tangible = tangible evidence.
    * la evidencia = the writing on the wall.
    * poner en evidencia = make + it + clear, underline, bring to + light, put + Nombre + to shame, bring to + the fore.
    * poner en videncia = call + Posesivo + bluff.
    * poseer evidencias = have + evidence.
    * presentar evidencia a favor de = present + case for.
    * recoger evidencia = collect + evidence.
    * relacionado con la presentación de evidencias = evidentiary.
    * suministrar evidencia = furnish with + evidence.
    * * *
    a) ( pruebas) evidence, proof

    rendirse ante la evidenciato bow to the evidence

    b) ( cualidad) obviousness

    dejar or poner a alguien en evidencia — to show somebody up

    ponerse o quedar en evidencia — to show oneself up

    * * *

    Ex: Among the documents that are worthy of consideration for abstracting are final reports, or other reports well supported by sound methodology and convincing evidence.

    * aducir como evidencia = adduce as + evidence.
    * basado en la evidence = evidence based [evidence-based].
    * basado en la evidencia empírica = evidence based [evidence-based].
    * dar evidencia = furnish with + evidence.
    * dejar en evidencia = call + Posesivo + bluff.
    * encontrar evidencias = find + evidence.
    * evidencia + apuntar a = evidence + points towards.
    * evidencia convincente = convincing evidence.
    * evidencia + demostrar = evidence + show.
    * evidencia documental = documentary evidence.
    * evidencia empírica = empirical evidence.
    * evidencia escrita = written evidence.
    * evidencia + indicar = evidence + suggest, evidence + indicate.
    * evidencia oral = oral evidence.
    * evidencias anteriores = prior art.
    * evidencia + ser + escasa = evidence + be + slight.
    * evidencia tangible = tangible evidence.
    * la evidencia = the writing on the wall.
    * poner en evidencia = make + it + clear, underline, bring to + light, put + Nombre + to shame, bring to + the fore.
    * poner en videncia = call + Posesivo + bluff.
    * poseer evidencias = have + evidence.
    * presentar evidencia a favor de = present + case for.
    * recoger evidencia = collect + evidence.
    * relacionado con la presentación de evidencias = evidentiary.
    * suministrar evidencia = furnish with + evidence.

    * * *
    1 (pruebas) evidence, proof
    negar la evidencia to deny the obvious o the facts
    rendirse ante la evidencia to bow to the evidence
    2 (cualidad) obviousness
    su carta estaba bien en evidencia sobre la mesa her letter was lying on the table for all to see
    poner algo en evidencia to demonstrate sth
    ponerse en evidencia to show oneself up
    quedar en evidencia: ¡la pobre quedó tan en evidencia cuando él dijo eso! poor girl! his saying that really showed her up o the poor girl was made to look awful ( o silly etc) when he said that
    * * *

    Del verbo evidenciar: ( conjugate evidenciar)

    evidencia es:

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

    2ª persona singular (tú) imperativo

    Multiple Entries:
    evidencia    
    evidenciar
    evidencia sustantivo femenino

    negar la evidencia to deny the obvious o the facts


    dejar or poner a algn en evidencia to show sb up
    evidencia sustantivo femenino
    1 obviousness: la evidencia de su amor por Eva nos hizo sonrojar, we were embarrassed by the evidence of his love for Eva
    2 (de un crimen, teoría) evidence, facts
    ♦ Locuciones: poner a alguien en evidencia, to make a fool of sb o to show sb up
    evidenciar verbo transitivo show, make clear, prove: tu alegría ante la noticia evidencia tu falta de escrúpulos, the fact that you're happy about the news proves just how unscrupulous you are
    ' evidencia' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    evidenciar
    - poner
    - rendirse
    - terminante
    English:
    body
    - conclusive
    - conflicting
    - confront
    - damning
    - evidence
    - inconclusive
    - material
    - produce
    - scanty
    - show up
    - submit
    - trump up
    - truthful
    - witness
    - bluff
    - expose
    * * *
    1. [claridad] obviousness;
    ante la evidencia de las pruebas, tuvo que admitir su culpa in the face of such undeniable evidence, he had to admit his guilt;
    poner algo en evidencia to demonstrate sth;
    quedar en evidencia to be shown up;
    me hiciste quedar en evidencia delante de todo el mundo you showed me up in front of everyone
    2. [prueba] evidence, proof;
    no hay evidencias de culpabilidad there is no evidence of guilt
    * * *
    f
    1 evidence, proof;
    poner en evidencia demonstrate
    2
    :
    * * *
    1) : evidence, proof
    2)
    poner en evidencia : to demonstrate, to make clear

    Spanish-English dictionary > evidencia

  • 5 quien

    pron.
    who (sujeto).
    era Pepe a quien vi/de quien no me fiaba it was Pepe (whom) I saw/didn't trust
    * * *
    1 (sujeto) who
    me encontré a Toni, quien me dijo que estabas enfermo I met Toni, who told me you were ill
    2 (complemento) who, whom
    3 (indefinido) whoever, anyone who
    \
    como quien as if
    * * *
    pron.
    1) who, whom
    2) whoever, whomever
    * * *
    PRON REL
    1) [con antecedente]
    a) [como sujeto] who

    hablé con mi abogado, quien me dio la razón — I spoke to my solicitor, who said I was right

    b) [como complemento] who, whom frm

    su profesor, a quien está dedicado el libro, siempre lo apoyó — his teacher, who the book is dedicated to, always supported him, his teacher, to whom the book is dedicated, always supported him frm

    el pintor a quien describe en su libro — the painter he describes in his book, the painter whom he describes in his book frm

    la señorita con quien hablaba — the young lady I was talking to, the young lady to whom I was talking frm

    2) [como indefinido]
    a) + subjun

    pregúntale a quien quierasask anyone o whoever you like

    "a quien corresponda" — "to whom it may concern"

    b) + indic

    quien más se quejaba era él — the person who complained most was him, he was the one that o who complained the most

    hay quien no piensa lo mismothere are some o those who do not think the same

    ¡no hay quien te entienda! — there's no understanding you!

    c)

    quien más, quien menos —

    quien más, quien menos tiene un amigo que ha estudiado en el extranjero — most of us have a friend who has studied abroad

    quien más, quien menos, todos hemos tenido miedo a la oscuridad de pequeños — all of us, to some extent, have been afraid of the dark as children

    nací en Navarra, a un paso, como quien dice, de Francia — I was born in Navarre, just a stone's throw from France, so to speak

    como quien no quiere la cosa —

    se acercó, como quien no quiere la cosa, a enterarse de lo que decíamos — he casually moved closer to us to find out what we were saying

    era capaz de beberse una botella de vino, como quien no quiere la cosa — he was quite capable of drinking a whole bottle of wine, just like that o as if it were nothing

    como quien oye llover —

    estuve una hora intentando convencerlo, y él, como quien oye llover — I spent an hour trying to persuade him but it was like water off a duck's back

    no ser quien —

    tú no eres quien para decirme si tengo que llegar a casa antes de las diez — it's not for you to tell me whether I should come home before ten

    * * *
    1)
    a) (sujeto) who, that; (complemento) who, that, whom (frml)

    tienes que ser tú misma quien lo decida you are the one who o that has to decide

    b) (frml o liter) ( en frases explicativas) who, whom (frml)

    su hermano, a quien no había visto,... — her brother, who o whom she had not seen,...

    sus padres, para quienes esto había sido un duro golpe,... — her parents, for whom this had been a severe blow,...

    3)

    no ser quien: no soy quien para opinar al respecto I'm not the (right) person to comment on this matter; tú no eres quien para juzgarme — you're nobody to judge me

    * * *
    = who, whom, whoever.
    Ex. The problem is to decide who to select as being mainly responsible.
    Ex. The variety of reader places in a library adds interest to the interior but also provide for the many preferences of the users, some of whom seem to prefer a very busy location.
    Ex. Whoever cataloged it at LC, and I'm willing to bet it happened elsewhere too, probably didn't get much beyond the dust jacket where there was a big clue about something special to the book.
    ----
    * a quien madruga, Dios le ayuda = the early bird catches the worm.
    * de quién sabe dónde = out of the woodwork.
    * dime con quién andas y te diré quién eres = you are known by the company you keep.
    * haz el bien y no mires a quién = cast your bread upon the waters.
    * ¡mira quién habla! = look who's talking!.
    * No importa lo que se conoce, sino a quién se conoce = It's not what you know, but who you know.
    * quien algo quiere algo le cuesta = no pain, no gain.
    * quienes = whom.
    * Quién es quién = Who's Who.
    * quien guarda, halla = waste not, want not.
    * quién iba a decir entonces que... = little did + Verbo + then that....
    * ¿quién más...? = who else...?.
    * quien mucho abarca poco aprieta = bite off more than + Pronombre + can chew.
    * quien nada arriesga nada gana = nothing ventured, nothing gained.
    * quien no malgasta no pasa necesidades = waste not, want not.
    * quién + Pronombre + iba a decir que... = little did + Pronombre + know that....
    * quien quiera peces que se moje el culo = you cannot make an omelette without breaking eggs.
    * ¿quién sabe? = who knows?.
    * quién sabe lo que = who knows what.
    * quién sabe qué = who knows what.
    * quien siembra vientos recoge tempestades = as you sow, so shall you reap.
    * ¿quién si no...? = who else but...?.
    * ¡quién te lo iba a decir! = lo and behold!, lo!.
    * salir de quién sabe dónde = come out of + the woodwork.
    * sálvese quien pueda = the devil take the hindmost, let battle commence.
    * * *
    1)
    a) (sujeto) who, that; (complemento) who, that, whom (frml)

    tienes que ser tú misma quien lo decida you are the one who o that has to decide

    b) (frml o liter) ( en frases explicativas) who, whom (frml)

    su hermano, a quien no había visto,... — her brother, who o whom she had not seen,...

    sus padres, para quienes esto había sido un duro golpe,... — her parents, for whom this had been a severe blow,...

    3)

    no ser quien: no soy quien para opinar al respecto I'm not the (right) person to comment on this matter; tú no eres quien para juzgarme — you're nobody to judge me

    * * *
    = who, whom, whoever.

    Ex: The problem is to decide who to select as being mainly responsible.

    Ex: The variety of reader places in a library adds interest to the interior but also provide for the many preferences of the users, some of whom seem to prefer a very busy location.
    Ex: Whoever cataloged it at LC, and I'm willing to bet it happened elsewhere too, probably didn't get much beyond the dust jacket where there was a big clue about something special to the book.
    * a quien madruga, Dios le ayuda = the early bird catches the worm.
    * de quién sabe dónde = out of the woodwork.
    * dime con quién andas y te diré quién eres = you are known by the company you keep.
    * haz el bien y no mires a quién = cast your bread upon the waters.
    * ¡mira quién habla! = look who's talking!.
    * No importa lo que se conoce, sino a quién se conoce = It's not what you know, but who you know.
    * quien algo quiere algo le cuesta = no pain, no gain.
    * quienes = whom.
    * Quién es quién = Who's Who.
    * quien guarda, halla = waste not, want not.
    * quién iba a decir entonces que... = little did + Verbo + then that....
    * ¿quién más...? = who else...?.
    * quien mucho abarca poco aprieta = bite off more than + Pronombre + can chew.
    * quien nada arriesga nada gana = nothing ventured, nothing gained.
    * quien no malgasta no pasa necesidades = waste not, want not.
    * quien paga manda = he who pays the piper calls the tune.
    * quién + Pronombre + iba a decir que... = little did + Pronombre + know that....
    * quien quiera peces que se moje el culo = you cannot make an omelette without breaking eggs.
    * ¿quién sabe? = who knows?.
    * quién sabe lo que = who knows what.
    * quién sabe qué = who knows what.
    * quien siembra vientos recoge tempestades = as you sow, so shall you reap.
    * ¿quién si no...? = who else but...?.
    * ¡quién te lo iba a decir! = lo and behold!, lo!.
    * salir de quién sabe dónde = come out of + the woodwork.
    * sálvese quien pueda = the devil take the hindmost, let battle commence.

    * * *
    A
    1 (con antecedente explícitocomo sujeto) who, that; (— como objeto) who, that, whom ( frml)
    tienes que ser tú misma quien lo decida you are the one who o that has to decide
    es a él a quien debemos agradecérselo he's the one (who) we must thank, he's the one (that) we must thank, he's the one (whom) we must thank
    la chica con quien salía the girl (who) I was going out with, the girl (that) I was going out with, the girl with whom I was going out
    2 ( frml o liter) (en frases explicativascomo sujeto) who; (— como objeto) who, whom ( frml)
    su hermano, a quien no había visto, … her brother, who o whom she had not seen, …
    sus padres, para quienes esto había sido un duro golpe, … her parents, for whom this had been a severe blow, …
    B
    (con antecedente implícito): quienes hayan terminado pueden irse those who have finished o anybody who has finished may go
    sálvese quien pueda every man for himself
    hubo quien la criticó por esto there were those who criticized her for this
    no encontré quien me lo pudiera explicar I didn't find anybody who could explain it to me
    C
    no ser quien: no soy quien para opinar al respecto I'm not the (right) person to comment on this matter
    tú no eres quien para juzgarme you're nobody to judge me
    * * *

     

    Multiple Entries:
    quien    
    quién
    quien pronombre
    1
    a) ( sujeto) who, that;

    ( complemento) who, that, whom (frml);
    tienes que ser tú misma quién lo decida you are the one who o that has to decide;

    es a él a quién debemos agradecérselo he's the one (who) we must thank;
    la chica con quién salía the girl (who) I was going out with
    b) (frml o liter) ( en frases explicativas) who, whom (frml);

    su hermano, a quién no había visto, … her brother, who o whom she had not seen, …

    2 ( la persona que):

    quién lo haya encontrado the person who found it;
    quién se lo haya dicho whoever told him
    quién pronombre
    who;
    ¿quiénes eran? who were they?;

    ¿quién de ustedes se atrevería? which of you would dare?;
    ¿con quiénes fuiste? who did you go with?;
    ¿de quién es esto? whose is this?;
    llegó una postal — ¿de quién? there's a postcardwho's it from?
    quien pron rel
    1 (sujeto) who: estuve con mi hermana, quien me contó sus problemas, I was with my sister, who told me her problems
    2 (complemento) es en él en quien pienso, he's the one I'm thinking about
    la persona para quien trabajo es muy metódica, the person for whom I work is very methodical
    (como negativa) nobody: no hay quien soporte este calor, nobody can stand this heat
    no hubo quien le defendiera, no one defended him
    3 (indefinido) whoever, anyone who: quien lo haya visto, que lo diga, anyone who has seen him should tell us
    quién pron
    1 (interrogativo) (sujeto) who?
    ¿quién es?, who is it?
    (complemento) who
    aún no sé quién es el ganador, I don't know yet who the winner is
    ¿con quién fuiste?, who did you go with?
    adivina en quién estoy pensando, guess who I'm thinking about
    2 (posesivo) de quién, whose: ¿de quién es ese libro? whose is that book?
    3 (en exclamaciones) ¡quién sabe!, who knows!
    ♦ Locuciones: no es quién para juzgarme, he's not the person to judge me

    ' quién' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abogada
    - abogado
    - acudir
    - callar
    - confesar
    - creerse
    - decir
    - distribuir
    - ganarse
    - garantizar
    - guapa
    - guapo
    - hablar
    - hacer
    - instigación
    - irse
    - mando
    - mirar
    - parte
    - pique
    - quien
    - rienda
    - saber
    - salvarse
    - vela
    - yo
    - a
    - abarcar
    - acertar
    - aguantar
    - andar
    - atender
    - barba
    - comprar
    - diablo
    - importar
    - ir
    - propio
    - salvar
    - ser
    - tocar
    - tomar
    - ver
    English:
    advise
    - alone
    - anybody
    - beauty
    - bird
    - boss
    - call
    - carry-on
    - choose
    - commit
    - conduct
    - control
    - culprit
    - deal
    - do
    - envoy
    - fault
    - god
    - grab
    - guess
    - humour
    - it
    - laugh
    - look up to
    - man
    - matter
    - me
    - misplaced
    - missing
    - most
    - next
    - nobody
    - one-upmanship
    - place
    - put up to
    - repair
    - second
    - speak
    - stare
    - suspect
    - take over
    - that
    - think
    - upkeep
    - us
    - venture
    - who
    - whoever
    - whom
    - whose
    * * *
    quien pron
    1. (relativo) [sujeto] who;
    [complemento] who, Formal whom;
    fue mi hermano quien me lo explicó it was my brother who explained it to me;
    él fue quien me robó he's the one who robbed me;
    era Rosario a quien vi/de quien no me fiaba it was Rosario (who) I saw/didn't trust;
    buscaba a alguien con quien hablar I was looking for someone to talk to;
    el atracador, a quien nadie reconoció, logró escapar the mugger, who nobody recognized, was able to escape;
    gane quien gane, el partido está siendo memorable whoever wins, it has been an unforgettable game
    2. (indefinido)
    quien lo encuentre que se lo quede whoever finds it can keep it;
    quienes quieran verlo que se acerquen whoever wants to see it will have to come closer;
    quien no sabe nada de esto es tu madre one person who knows nothing about it is your mother;
    hay quien lo niega there are those who deny it;
    al billar no hay quien le gane he's unbeatable at billiards;
    quien más quien menos, todo el mundo se lo esperaba that's what everyone expected, to some extent or other;
    CAm, Méx, Ven Fam
    quien quita y… [tal vez] maybe…;
    [ojalá] let's hope…;
    visita nuestra página, quien quita y te gusta visit our website, you may like it o maybe you'll like it;
    ¿mañana sales de viaje? quien quita y te vaya bien so you're off on a trip tomorrow? I hope it all goes well
    * * *
    pron rel sujeto who, that; objeto who, whom fml, that;
    no soy quien para hacerlo I’m not the right person to do it;
    hay quien there are people;
    no hay quien lo haga nobody can do it;
    la mujer con quien llegó the woman he arrived with;
    quien más (y) quien menos some more, (and) some less
    * * *
    quien pron, pl quienes
    1) : who, whom
    no sé quien ganará: I don't know who will win
    las personas con quienes trabajo: the people with whom I work
    2) : whoever, whomever
    quien quiere salir que salga: whoever wants to can leave
    3) : anyone, some people
    hay quienes no están de acuerdo: some people don't agree
    quién pron, pl quiénes
    1) : who, whom
    ¿quién sabe?: who knows?
    ¿con quién hablo?: with whom am I speaking?
    2)
    de quien : whose
    ¿de quién es este libro?: whose book is this?
    * * *
    quien pron
    1. (sujeto) who
    2. (cualquiera) whoever
    quien desee venir, puede hacerlo whoever wants to come can do so
    quien llegue el primero, que nos guarde una mesa whoever gets there first, save us a table

    Spanish-English dictionary > quien

  • 6 sostener

    v.
    1 to support, to hold up.
    sostenme esto, por favor hold this for me, please
    La columna sostiene la pared The column supports the wall.
    Elsa sostiene la verdad Elsa sustains=adduces the truth.
    2 to defend (defender) (idea, opinión, tesis).
    sostener que… to maintain that…
    3 to support.
    4 to hold, to have (tener) (conversación).
    sostener correspondencia con alguien to correspond with somebody
    5 to sustain.
    La organización sostiene a María The organization sustains Mary.
    6 to maintain to.
    Ella sostiene tener crédito She maintains to have a credit.
    7 to claim to, to hold to.
    Elsa sostiene la verdad Elsa sustains=adduces the truth.
    Ella sostuvo ser la heredera She claimed to be the heiress.
    * * *
    Conjugation model [ TENER], like link=tener tener
    1 (mantener firme) to support, hold up
    2 (sujetar) to hold
    3 figurado (apoyar) to support, back
    4 figurado (soportar) to endure, bear, put up with
    5 figurado (defender) to defend, uphold
    6 figurado (afirmar) to maintain, affirm
    7 figurado (alimentar) to support, keep
    8 figurado (velocidad, correspondencia, relación, etc) to keep up, maintain
    1 (mantenerse) to support oneself; (de pie) to stand up
    2 (permanecer) to stay, remain
    \
    sostener la palabra figurado to keep one's word
    sostener una conversación figurado to hold a conversation
    sostener la mirada a alguien figurado to stare somebody out
    * * *
    verb
    2) hold
    3) defend, uphold
    4) maintain, sustain
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (=sujetar)
    a) [en las manos, los brazos] to hold

    ¡sostén esto un momentito! — hold this a minute!

    b) [en pie] [+ construcción, edificio, techo] to hold up, support

    entró borracho, sostenido por dos amigos — he came in drunk, held up o supported by two friends

    c) (=soportar) [+ peso, carga] to bear, carry, sustain frm
    2) (=proporcionar apoyo a)
    a) [económicamente] to support
    b) (=alimentar) to support, sustain frm
    c) [moralmente] to support
    3) (=mantener)
    a) [+ opinión] to hold

    sostiene un punto de vista muy diferentehe has o holds a very different point of view

    la investigación no ha terminado, como sostiene el juez — the investigation has not concluded, as the judge maintains o holds

    sostener queto maintain o hold that

    sigue sosteniendo que es inocenteshe still maintains o holds that she is innocent

    b) [+ situación] to maintain, keep up

    sostener la mirada de algn — to hold sb's gaze

    4) (=tener) [+ conversación, enfrentamiento, polémica] to have
    [+ reunión, audiencia]
    5) (Mús) [+ nota] to hold, sustain
    2.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1) ( apoyar)
    a) <estructura/techo> to hold up, support; <carga/peso> to bear
    b) ( en un estado) to keep
    c) ( sustentar) < familia> to support, maintain
    2) (sujetar, tener cogido) < paquete> to hold

    no tengas miedo, yo te sostengo — don't be afraid, I've got you o I'm holding you

    3) <conversación/relación/reunión> to have
    4)
    a) ( opinar) to hold

    yo siempre he sostenido que... — I have always maintained o held that...

    b) <argumento/afirmación> to support, back up
    5)
    a) <lucha/ritmo/resistencia> to keep up, sustain
    b) (Mús) < nota> to hold, sustain
    2.
    sostenerse v pron
    1)
    a) ( no caerse)
    b) ( en un estado) to remain
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1) ( apoyar)
    a) <estructura/techo> to hold up, support; <carga/peso> to bear
    b) ( en un estado) to keep
    c) ( sustentar) < familia> to support, maintain
    2) (sujetar, tener cogido) < paquete> to hold

    no tengas miedo, yo te sostengo — don't be afraid, I've got you o I'm holding you

    3) <conversación/relación/reunión> to have
    4)
    a) ( opinar) to hold

    yo siempre he sostenido que... — I have always maintained o held that...

    b) <argumento/afirmación> to support, back up
    5)
    a) <lucha/ritmo/resistencia> to keep up, sustain
    b) (Mús) < nota> to hold, sustain
    2.
    sostenerse v pron
    1)
    a) ( no caerse)
    b) ( en un estado) to remain
    * * *
    sostener1
    1 = sustain, balance, hold.
    Nota: Verbo irregular: pasado y participio held.

    Ex: Publishers in the United Stated benefit from a larger home market which serves to sustain the production of an information tool.

    Ex: He lifted about five lines from the top of the nearest page on a setting rule and balanced it on his left hand, with the face of the letter towards him and the last line uppermost.
    Ex: If the search is made with a call number, a summary of copies with that call number which are held by the library is first displayed.

    sostener2
    2 = be + Posesivo + contention, contend, submit, uphold, underpin, hold, maintain.

    Ex: It is our contention that an understanding of such basic principles is fundamental to an appreciation of the many and varied contexts that the individual is likely to encounter.

    Ex: The author contends that it is possible to view the search conducted with the aid of a series of menus as having strong similarities with the search through the hierarchy of a enumerative classification scheme.
    Ex: I submit that no ordinary, right-minded library user who is looking for Western Behavioral Institute is going to look under LA JOLLA, California.
    Ex: It's about time that we go back to these principles and make sure that the quality of cataloging is upheld.
    Ex: This process is underpinned by a patient-based information system which is timely, accessible and credible to all participants.
    Ex: Some theorists hold that one stage must be completely worked through before the next stage can be entered.
    Ex: They maintain, in an article written for Library Resources and Technical Services (LRTS) 'that automated cataloging systems have addressed only half of the problems of maintaining a library catalog'.
    * sostener la opinión = argue.
    * sostener una opinión = hold + view, hold + opinion.
    * sostener un punto de vista = assert + view, hold + point of view.

    * * *
    vt
    1 ‹estructura/techo› to hold up, support; ‹carga/peso› to bear
    tenían que sostenerlo los dos it needed both of them to support him o hold him o prop him up
    2 (en un estado) to keep
    las fuerzas que lo sostuvieron en el poder the forces which kept him in power
    lo único que la sostiene es la fuerza de voluntad it's sheer willpower that's keeping her going
    3 (sustentar) ‹familia› to support, maintain
    B (sujetar, tener cogido) ‹paquete› to hold
    no tengas miedo, yo te sostengo don't be afraid, I've got you o I'm holding you o I'll keep hold of you
    sostén la puerta hold the door open
    ponte un pasador para sostener el pelo put a barrette ( AmE) o ( BrE) slide in your hair to keep it in place ( o up etc)
    C ‹conversación/relación/reunión› to have
    sostuvieron una acalorada discusión they had a heated discussion
    no he sostenido nunca una relación duradera I've never had a lasting relationship
    la polémica que sostiene con Godoy the dispute that he and Godoy are engaged in o that he is carrying on with Godoy
    D
    1 (opinar) to hold
    yo siempre he sostenido que … I have always maintained o held that …
    2 ‹argumento/afirmación› to support, back up
    no tienes pruebas para sostener esa afirmación you don't have any proof to back up o support that statement
    E
    1 ‹lucha/ritmo/resistencia› to keep up, sustain
    la miró y ella sostuvo su mirada he looked at her and she held his gaze
    2 ( Mús) ‹nota› to hold, sustain
    A
    1
    (no caerse): la estructura se sostiene sola the structure stays up o stands up without support
    estaba tan débil que apenas se sostenía en pie he was so weak that he could hardly stand
    la planta ya no se sostiene the plant doesn't stand up on its own o can't support itself any more
    2 (en un estado) to remain
    se sostuvo en el poder a pesar de la crisis she managed to stay o remain in power despite the crisis
    la economía se ha sostenido firme the economy has held o stood firm
    se sostuvo en su negativa he kept o stuck firmly to his refusal
    B
    (sustentarse): apenas puede sostenerse con lo que gana he can hardly support himself on what he earns
    se sostiene a base de zumos y de leche she lives on o survives on fruit juice and milk
    * * *

     

    sostener ( conjugate sostener) verbo transitivo
    1 ( apoyar)
    a)estructura/techo to hold up, support;

    carga/peso to bear

    2 (sujetar, tener cogido) ‹ paquete to hold;
    no tengas miedo, yo te sostengo don't be afraid, I've got you o I'm holding you

    3conversación/relación/reunión to have
    4

    b)argumento/afirmación to support, back up

    5
    a)lucha/ritmo/resistencia to keep up, sustain;


    b) (Mús) ‹ nota to hold, sustain

    sostenerse verbo pronominal
    a) ( no caerse):


    apenas se sostenía en pie he could hardly stand


    sostener verbo transitivo
    1 (un peso, cúpula, etc) to support, hold up
    (con la mano) sosténme el paraguas un momento, hold the umbrella for me for a moment
    2 fig (un derecho, etc) to uphold
    (una teoría) to maintain
    3 (a la familia) to support
    4 (negociaciones, una conversación) to have
    ' sostener' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    coger
    - mantener
    - mirada
    - sujetarse
    - aguantar
    - sostuve
    - sujetar
    - tener
    English:
    allege
    - argue
    - bolster
    - contend
    - hold up
    - submit
    - support
    - sustain
    - uphold
    - hold
    - prop
    * * *
    vt
    1. [sujetar] [edificio, estructura, lo que se tambalea] to support, to hold up;
    [objeto, puerta, bebé] to hold;
    cuatro columnas sostienen todo el peso de la cúpula four columns take o support the entire weight of the dome;
    sosténgame esto, por favor hold this for me, please;
    si no nos llegan a sostener nos hubiéramos peleado if they hadn't held us back, we'd have started fighting;
    sólo les sostiene su inquebrantable optimismo the only thing that keeps them going is their unshakeable optimism
    2. [dar manutención a, sustentar] to support
    3. [mantener] [idea, opinión, tesis] to defend;
    [promesa, palabra] to keep;
    sostienen su oferta/invitación their offer/invitation still stands;
    sostener que… to maintain that…
    4. [tener] [conversación] to have;
    [reunión, negociaciones] to hold, to have;
    sostener correspondencia con alguien to correspond with sb;
    durante semanas sostuvo una agria polémica he was involved in a bitter dispute which lasted several weeks
    5. Fig [aguantar]
    el corredor no podía sostener aquel ritmo de carrera the athlete couldn't keep up with the pace of the race;
    era una situación imposible de sostener the situation was untenable;
    le sostuve la mirada I held her gaze
    6. Mús
    sostener una nota to hold a note
    * * *
    I v/t
    1 familia support
    2 opinión hold
    * * *
    sostener {80} vt
    1) : to support, to hold up
    2) : to hold
    sostenme la puerta: hold the door for me
    sostener una conversación: to hold a conversation
    3) : to sustain, to maintain
    * * *
    1. (sujetar) to hold [pt. & pp. held]
    2. (aguantar) to support
    3. (afirmar, mantener) to maintain
    sostenerse en pie to stand up [pt. & pp. stood]

    Spanish-English dictionary > sostener

  • 7 Corea

    f.
    1 Korea.
    2 chorea, jumps, Huntington's chorea, Saint Vitus' dance.
    pres.indicat.
    3rd person singular (él/ella/ello) present indicative of spanish verb: corear.
    imperat.
    2nd person singular (tú) Imperative of Spanish verb: corear.
    * * *
    1 Korea
    \
    Corea del Norte North Korea
    Corea del Sur South Korea
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    * * *
    femenino Korea
    * * *
    = Korea.
    Ex. This article reviews some of the current developments in copyright law in the European Communities, Spain, Singapore, Korea, Chinese People's Republic, Taiwan, Australia and Canada.
    ----
    * Corea del Norte = North Korea.
    * Corea del Sur = South Korea.
    * de Corea del Sur = South Korean.
    * República de Corea, la = Republic of Korea, the.
    * República Popular Democrática de Corea, la = People's Democratic Republic of Korea, the.
    * * *
    femenino Korea
    * * *

    Ex: This article reviews some of the current developments in copyright law in the European Communities, Spain, Singapore, Korea, Chinese People's Republic, Taiwan, Australia and Canada.

    * Corea del Norte = North Korea.
    * Corea del Sur = South Korea.
    * de Corea del Sur = South Korean.
    * República de Corea, la = Republic of Korea, the.
    * República Popular Democrática de Corea, la = People's Democratic Republic of Korea, the.

    * * *
    Korea
    Compuesto:
    Corea del Norte/Sur
    North/South Korea
    * * *

    Del verbo corear: ( conjugate corear)

    corea es:

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

    2ª persona singular (tú) imperativo

    Multiple Entries:
    Corea    
    corear
    Corea sustantivo femenino
    Korea
    corear ( conjugate corear) verbo transitivoconsignas/insultos to chant, chorus;
    marcha/estrofato sing … in unison
    corear verbo transitivo to chant, chorus: en la fiesta todos coreaban sus aforismos, everyone echoed his aphorisms at the party
    ' Corea' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    Corea del Norte
    - Corea del Sur
    - fabricada
    - fabricado
    English:
    Korea
    - North Korea
    - South Korea
    - out of
    * * *
    Korea
    Corea del Norte North Korea;
    Corea del Sur South Korea
    * * *
    f Korea

    Spanish-English dictionary > Corea

  • 8 Cristo

    m.
    1 crucifix.
    cristo Christ
    armar un cristo to kick up a fuss
    donde cristo dio las tres voces/perdió el gorro (informal figurative) in the back of beyond
    2 Christ, the Son, Good Shepherd.
    * * *
    1 RELIGIÓN Christ
    2 (crucifijo) crucifix
    \
    antes de Cristo before Christ
    armar un Cristo familiar to kick up a big fuss
    después de Cristo anno Domini
    donde Cristo dio las tres voces / donde Cristo perdió el gorro familiar in the middle of nowhere
    estar hecho un Cristo familiar to be a sorry sight, look a right state
    no había ni Cristo nobody was there, there wasn't a soul
    poner a alguien hecho un Cristo familiar to have a real go at somebody
    * * *
    noun m.
    * * *
    SM
    (Rel)
    1) (=Jesucristo) Christ
    - donde Cristo dio las tres voces
    2) (=imagen) figure of Christ
    * * *

    antes/después de Cristo — before Christ o BC/AD

    con el Cristo en la bocawith one's heart in one's mouth

    Cristo y la madre — (fam) everyone and his brother (AmE colloq), the world and his wife (BrE colloq)

    donde Cristo dio las tres voces or perdió la alpargata — ( en un lugar - lejano) miles away; (- remoto) in the middle of nowhere

    ir or estar hecho un Cristo — (Esp fam) to be absolutely filthy

    ni Cristo: ni Cristo entiende or no hay Cristo que entienda su letra — absolutely nobody can understand her handwriting

    * * *
    = Christ.
    Ex. For example, we find in Religion P a systematic schedule 'for specification under any religion, sect, church or religious community' in which C is used to indicate Founder (Buddha PJC, Mohammed PKC and Christ PNB).
    ----
    * Fecha + a.C. (Antes de Cristo) = Fecha + BC [B.C.] (Before Christ).
    * Fecha + d.C. (Después de Cristo) = AD [A.D.] + Fecha (Anno Domini).
    * * *

    antes/después de Cristo — before Christ o BC/AD

    con el Cristo en la bocawith one's heart in one's mouth

    Cristo y la madre — (fam) everyone and his brother (AmE colloq), the world and his wife (BrE colloq)

    donde Cristo dio las tres voces or perdió la alpargata — ( en un lugar - lejano) miles away; (- remoto) in the middle of nowhere

    ir or estar hecho un Cristo — (Esp fam) to be absolutely filthy

    ni Cristo: ni Cristo entiende or no hay Cristo que entienda su letra — absolutely nobody can understand her handwriting

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    Ex: For example, we find in Religion P a systematic schedule 'for specification under any religion, sect, church or religious community' in which C is used to indicate Founder (Buddha PJC, Mohammed PKC and Christ PNB).

    * Fecha + a.C. (Antes de Cristo) = Fecha + BC [B.C.] (Before Christ).
    * Fecha + d.C. (Después de Cristo) = AD [A.D.] + Fecha (Anno Domini).

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    Christ
    armar un Cristo ( Esp fam); to kick up o create a fuss ( colloq)
    con el Cristo en la boca with one's heart in one's mouth
    Cristo y la madre ( fam); everyone and his brother ( AmE colloq), the world and his wife ( BrE colloq)
    donde Cristo dio las tres voces or perdió la gorra or la alpargata (en un lugarlejano) miles away; (— remoto) in the middle of nowhere, in the back of beyond, out in the sticks ( colloq), in the Boonies ( AmE colloq)
    hasta verte Cristo mío ( fam); down the hatch! ( colloq)
    hecho un Cristo ( Esp fam): se puso/iba hecho un Cristo he got/he was absolutely filthy o in a real mess
    cuando acabaron con él estaba hecho un Cristo he was in a real mess by the time they'd finished with him
    ni Cristo: ni Cristo entiende or no hay Cristo que entienda su letra absolutely nobody can understand her handwriting
    poner a algn como un Cristo ( Esp fam); to call sb every name under the sun
    todo Cristo ( Esp fam); absolutely everyone
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    Multiple Entries:
    Cristo    
    cristo
    Cristo Christ;
    antes/después de cristo before Christ o BC/AD

    Cristo sustantivo masculino Christ
    ♦ Locuciones: familiar armar un Cristo, to kick up a big fuss
    dejar a alguien hecho un Cristo, to leave sb looking a very sorry sight
    donde Cristo perdió el gorro, in the middle of nowhere
    ni Cristo (que lo fundó), not a soul
    todo Cristo, every mother's son

    ' Cristo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    a. C.
    - armarse
    - d. C
    - a. de C.
    - después
    - natividad
    English:
    ad
    - advent
    - BC
    - bedlam
    - before
    - Christ
    - hell
    - Virgin birth
    - wild
    - AD
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    Cristo nm
    1. [Jesucristo] Christ;
    armar un Cristo to kick up a fuss;
    Fam
    donde Cristo dio las tres voces o [m5] perdió el gorro Br in the back of beyond, US way out in the sticks;
    Fam
    estar hecho un Cristo to be a pitiful sight;
    Fam
    se cayó de la bici y se puso como un Cristo he fell off his bike and ended up looking a real mess;
    Fam
    ni Cristo absolutely nobody, not a soul;
    Fam
    todo Cristo absolutely everyone
    2. [crucifijo] crucifix
    * * *
    Christ;
    todo Cristo fam everyone;
    donde Cristo dio las tres voces fam in the middle of nowhere fam

    Spanish-English dictionary > Cristo

  • 9 Dios

    m.
    God, Jehovah, Lord, Creator.
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    1 god
    \
    ¡a Dios gracias! thank God!
    a Dios rogando y con el mazo dando God helps those who help themselves
    a la buena de Dios at random, any old how
    ¡alabado sea Dios! God be praised!
    armar la de Dios es Cristo familiar to raise hell, make an almighty racket
    costar algo Dios y ayuda to be very difficult, be a real hassle
    ¡Dios dirá! we shall see!
    Dios los cría y ellos se juntan birds of a feather flock together
    ¡Dios le bendiga! God bless you!
    ¡Dios me libre! God forbid!
    Dios mediante God willing
    ¡Dios mío! my God!, good heavens!
    ¡Dios nos coja confesados! God help us!
    hacer algo como Dios manda to do something properly
    ni Dios familiar not a soul
    ¡por Dios! for goodness sake!, for God's sake!
    que Dios me perdone, pero... God forgive me, but...
    todo Dios familiar everybody
    ¡vaya con Dios! farewell!, God be with you!
    ¡vaya por Dios! good heavens!
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    noun m.
    * * *
    SM
    1) (Rel) God

    el Dios de los judíos — the Jewish God, the God of the Jews

    bendición 2), temor
    2) [en exclamaciones]

    ¡Dios! — [con sorpresa] God!; [con fastidio] for God's sake!

    ¡Dios mío!, ¡Dios santo! — my God!, good God!

    ¡alabado sea Dios! — praise be to God!

    ¡Dios te bendiga!, ¡Dios te lo pague! — God bless you!

    ¡que Dios nos coja confesados! — God help us!

    ¡con Dios!, ¡vaya usted con Dios! — (may) God be with you! ††, Godspeed! ††

    ¡plegue a Dios! — please God!

    ¡válgame Dios! — good God!

    ¡vive Dios! — by God!

    ¡Dios me libre! — God forbid!, Heaven forbid!

    ¡líbreme Dios de que...! — God o Heaven forbid that I...!

    ¡líbreme Dios de ese sufrimiento! — Heaven forbid that I should suffer so!

    ¡ por Dios! — for heaven's sake!

    -¿puedo fumar? -¡claro, por Dios! — "may I smoke?" - "of course! o please do!"

    una limosnita ¡por (el amor de) Dios! — a few pennies, for the love of God!

    ¡Dios quiera que no llueva mañana! — let's hope it doesn't rain tomorrow

    ¡no lo quiera Dios! — God forbid!

    -ojalá te cures pronto -¡Dios quiera! — "let's hope you get better soon!" - "I hope so too!"

    ¡ vaya por Dios! — [con compasión] oh dear!; [con fastidio] oh blast! *

    bendito
    3)
    - ¡me cago en Dios!

    costar Dios y ayuda —

    dejado de la mano de Dios —

    - como que hay un Dios

    como que hay Dios que... — you can bet (your bottom dollar) that...

    ¡siéntate como Dios manda! — sit properly!

    Dios mediante nos veremos en mayo otra vez — God willing, we'll see each other again in May

    - como Dios lo echó o trajo al mundo

    pongo a Dios por testigo que no sabía la verdadas God is my witness o I swear by almighty God, I did not know the truth

    hasta mañana si Dios quiere — good night, God bless!

    que sea lo que Dios quiera —

    he decidido hacerlo, y que sea lo que Dios quiera — I've decided to do it, and worry about it later

    - Dios aprieta pero no ahoga o ahorca
    clamar 2., madrugar 1., 1)
    * * *
    diosa masculino, femenino
    1) (Mit) (m) god; (f) goddess
    2) Dios masculino (Relig) God

    el Dios de los cristianos/musulmanes — the Christian/Muslim God

    Dios Todopoderoso — Almighty God, God Almighty

    gracias a Dios or a Dios gracias — thank God o heaven

    Dios te oiga!I hope so! o I pray to God you're right!

    por (el) amor de Dios!for God's sake o for heaven's sake!

    que Dios lo tenga en su gloriaGod o the Lord rest his soul

    Dios me libre!God o heaven forbid!

    alabado or bendito sea Dios! — (Relig) praise God o the Lord!

    bendito sea Dios, mira cómo te has puesto! — (fam) good God o good heavens! look at the state you're in! (colloq)

    válgame Dios! — oh my God!, good God!

    por Dios!for God's o heaven's sake!

    Dios mío! or Dios santo! — ( expresando angustia) my God!, oh God!; ( expresando sorpresa) (good) God!

    como Dios manda: cómprate un coche como Dios manda buy yourself a real o a proper car; pórtate como Dios manda behave properly; como Dios me/lo trajo al mundo in my/his birthday suit; como que hay (un) Dios (CS) you can bet your bottom dollar (colloq); costar Dios y (su) ayuda (fam) to take a lot of work; hacer algo a la buena de Dios to do something any which way (AmE) o (BrE) any old how; menos pregunta Dios y perdona (AmL) don't ask so many questions; ni Dios (fam) nobody; esto no lo entiende ni Dios or no hay Dios que lo entienda this is completely incomprehensible; todo Dios (fam) absolutely everybody; Dios aprieta pero no ahoga or (RPl) ahorca these things are sent to try us; Dios los cría y ellos se juntan birds of a feather flock together; a Dios rogando y con el mazo dando God helps those who help themselves; Dios da pan a quien no tiene dientes it's an unfair world; al que madruga, Dios lo ayuda the early bird catches the worm; tener a Dios agarrado por las chivas — (Ven fam) to have the upper hand

    * * *
    = God, deity.
    Ex. The article ' God is alive and well at the reference desk' describes an increase in the number of religious references enquiries in public libraries.
    Ex. Exhibits consisted of bronzes of Tibetan deities and famous Lamas, and ritual objects such as mirrors, flasks, fly whisks, and seals.
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    * ¡por dios! = by jingo!.
    * ¡vaya por Dios! = oh dear!.
    * actuar como si + ser + Dios = play + God.
    * adorar un dios = worship + deity.
    * a la buena de Dios = out in the cold.
    * a quien madruga, Dios le ayuda = the early bird catches the worm.
    * armar la de Dios = set + the cat among the pigeons, put + the cat among the pigeons.
    * armarse la de Dios = bedlam + break loose, all hell + break loose.
    * ¡Ay Dios! = Heavens!.
    * contra los dioses = against (all/the) odds.
    * creerse Dios = play + God.
    * dejado de la mano de Dios = God-forsaken.
    * dejar a la buena de Dios = leave + Nombre + out in the cold.
    * diosa = goddess [goddesses, -pl.].
    * ¡Dios lo bendiga! = God bless him!, God bless him!.
    * Dios los cría y ellos se juntan = birds of a feather flock together.
    * Dios mediante = God willing.
    * ¡Dios mío! = good grief!.
    * ¡Dios mío! = goodness gracious, oh dear!.
    * ¡Dios no lo quiera! = heaven forbid, heaven forbid.
    * ¡Dios nos libre! = heaven forbid, God forbid.
    * el hombre propone y Dios dispone = Man proposes, God disposes.
    * gracias a Dios = thank goodness.
    * inspirados por Dios, los = divinely ordained, the.
    * olvidado de Dios = God-forsaken.
    * palabra de Dios = word of God.
    * ¡por dios! = in heaven's name, for God's sake, gosh.
    * ¡por dios! = for crying out loud!, goodness gracious, golly.
    * ¡por el amor de Dios! = for crying out loud!.
    * quiera Dios que = God willing.
    * regalo de dios = godsend.
    * ¡Santo Dios! = goodness gracious.
    * si Dios quiere = God willing.
    * temeroso de Dios = God-fearing.
    * todo dios = every Tom, Dick and Harry, everyone and their mother.
    * ¡válgame Dios! = goodness gracious, oh dear!.
    * y Dios sabe qué más = and Heaven knows what else.
    * * *
    diosa masculino, femenino
    1) (Mit) (m) god; (f) goddess
    2) Dios masculino (Relig) God

    el Dios de los cristianos/musulmanes — the Christian/Muslim God

    Dios Todopoderoso — Almighty God, God Almighty

    gracias a Dios or a Dios gracias — thank God o heaven

    Dios te oiga!I hope so! o I pray to God you're right!

    por (el) amor de Dios!for God's sake o for heaven's sake!

    que Dios lo tenga en su gloriaGod o the Lord rest his soul

    Dios me libre!God o heaven forbid!

    alabado or bendito sea Dios! — (Relig) praise God o the Lord!

    bendito sea Dios, mira cómo te has puesto! — (fam) good God o good heavens! look at the state you're in! (colloq)

    válgame Dios! — oh my God!, good God!

    por Dios!for God's o heaven's sake!

    Dios mío! or Dios santo! — ( expresando angustia) my God!, oh God!; ( expresando sorpresa) (good) God!

    como Dios manda: cómprate un coche como Dios manda buy yourself a real o a proper car; pórtate como Dios manda behave properly; como Dios me/lo trajo al mundo in my/his birthday suit; como que hay (un) Dios (CS) you can bet your bottom dollar (colloq); costar Dios y (su) ayuda (fam) to take a lot of work; hacer algo a la buena de Dios to do something any which way (AmE) o (BrE) any old how; menos pregunta Dios y perdona (AmL) don't ask so many questions; ni Dios (fam) nobody; esto no lo entiende ni Dios or no hay Dios que lo entienda this is completely incomprehensible; todo Dios (fam) absolutely everybody; Dios aprieta pero no ahoga or (RPl) ahorca these things are sent to try us; Dios los cría y ellos se juntan birds of a feather flock together; a Dios rogando y con el mazo dando God helps those who help themselves; Dios da pan a quien no tiene dientes it's an unfair world; al que madruga, Dios lo ayuda the early bird catches the worm; tener a Dios agarrado por las chivas — (Ven fam) to have the upper hand

    * * *
    = God, deity.

    Ex: The article ' God is alive and well at the reference desk' describes an increase in the number of religious references enquiries in public libraries.

    Ex: Exhibits consisted of bronzes of Tibetan deities and famous Lamas, and ritual objects such as mirrors, flasks, fly whisks, and seals.
    * ¡por dios! = by jingo!.
    * ¡vaya por Dios! = oh dear!.
    * actuar como si + ser + Dios = play + God.
    * adorar un dios = worship + deity.
    * a la buena de Dios = out in the cold.
    * a quien madruga, Dios le ayuda = the early bird catches the worm.
    * armar la de Dios = set + the cat among the pigeons, put + the cat among the pigeons.
    * armarse la de Dios = bedlam + break loose, all hell + break loose.
    * ¡Ay Dios! = Heavens!.
    * contra los dioses = against (all/the) odds.
    * creerse Dios = play + God.
    * dejado de la mano de Dios = God-forsaken.
    * dejar a la buena de Dios = leave + Nombre + out in the cold.
    * diosa = goddess [goddesses, -pl.].
    * ¡Dios lo bendiga! = God bless him!, God bless him!.
    * Dios los cría y ellos se juntan = birds of a feather flock together.
    * Dios mediante = God willing.
    * ¡Dios mío! = good grief!.
    * ¡Dios mío! = goodness gracious, oh dear!.
    * ¡Dios no lo quiera! = heaven forbid, heaven forbid.
    * ¡Dios nos libre! = heaven forbid, God forbid.
    * el hombre propone y Dios dispone = Man proposes, God disposes.
    * gracias a Dios = thank goodness.
    * inspirados por Dios, los = divinely ordained, the.
    * olvidado de Dios = God-forsaken.
    * palabra de Dios = word of God.
    * ¡por dios! = in heaven's name, for God's sake, gosh.
    * ¡por dios! = for crying out loud!, goodness gracious, golly.
    * ¡por el amor de Dios! = for crying out loud!.
    * quiera Dios que = God willing.
    * regalo de dios = godsend.
    * ¡Santo Dios! = goodness gracious.
    * si Dios quiere = God willing.
    * temeroso de Dios = God-fearing.
    * todo dios = every Tom, Dick and Harry, everyone and their mother.
    * ¡válgame Dios! = goodness gracious, oh dear!.
    * y Dios sabe qué más = and Heaven knows what else.

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    masculine, feminine
    A ( Mit) ( masculine) god; ( feminine) goddess
    los dioses del Olimpo the gods of Mount Olympus
    canta como los dioses she sings like an angel, she sings divinely
    B
    el Dios de los cristianos/musulmanes the Christian/Muslim God
    Dios Todopoderoso Almighty God, God Almighty
    Dios Padre God the Father
    gracias a Dios or a Dios gracias thank God o heaven
    gracias a Dios no pasó nada nothing happened, thank God o heaven
    si Dios quiere God willing
    Dios mediante God willing
    quiera Dios que no sea grave let's hope (to God) it isn't serious
    sólo Dios sabe lo que me costó you've no idea how difficult it was
    ¿lo conseguirá? — no sé, Dios dirá will he make it? — I don't know, we'll just have to wait and see
    estoy seguro que todo saldrá bien — ¡Dios te oiga! I'm sure everything will turn out fine — oh, I hope so! o I pray to God you're right!
    te lo juro por Dios I swear to God
    por (el) amor de Dios: ¡termínalo de una vez, por (el) amor de Dios! get it finished, for God's sake o for heaven's sake!
    ¡una limosnita, por el amor de Dios! can you spare some change, for pity's sake?
    Dios proveerá God o the Lord will provide
    que Dios se lo pague God bless you
    ve con Dios God be with you
    que Dios te bendiga God bless you
    que Dios lo tenga en su gloria God o the Lord rest his soul
    ¡Dios me libre! God o heaven forbid!
    ¡Dios nos libre de esa desgracia! heaven preserve us from such a misfortune!
    si se entera tu padre ¡Dios te libre! God o heaven o the Lord help you if your father finds out!
    ¡sabe Dios lo que habrá estado haciendo! God (alone) knows what she's been up to!
    ¡alabado or bendito sea Dios! ( Relig) praise God o the Lord!
    ¡bendito sea Dios, mira cómo te has puesto! ( fam); good God o good heavens! look at the state you're in! ( colloq)
    ¡alabado sea Dios! otra vez será it wasn't God's will o it wasn't meant to be, maybe next time
    ¡vaya por Dios! oh dear!
    ¡válgame Dios! oh my God!, good God!
    ¡ay, Dios! oh dear!
    ¡por Dios! for God's o heaven's sake!
    ¡Dios mío! or ¡Dios santo! (expresando angustia) my God!, oh God!; (expresando sorpresa) God!, good God!
    ¡Dios! ¡cómo me gustaría estar allí! God! how I'd love to be there!
    a la buena de Dios: hizo el trabajo a la buena de Dios he did the job any which way ( AmE) o ( BrE) any old how
    salieron de viaje a la buena de Dios they set off without making any plans
    abandonó a sus hijos a la buena de Dios she just abandoned her children
    armar la de Dios es Cristo ( fam): armó la de Dios (es Cristo) con lo que dijo she caused a tremendous fuss o an almighty row with what she said ( colloq)
    como Dios manda: una secretaria como Dios manda a real secretary
    cómprate un coche como Dios manda buy yourself a real o a proper car
    pórtate como Dios manda behave properly
    como Dios me/lo echó or trajo al mundo in my/his birthday suit, stark naked ( colloq)
    como que hay (un) Dios (CS); as sure as eggs is eggs ( colloq), you can bet your bottom dollar ( colloq)
    costar Dios y su ayuda ( fam); to take a lot of work
    estar de Dios to be God's will
    estaba de Dios que pasara it was meant to happen o meant to be, it was God's will (that it should happen)
    estar de Dios y de la ley ( Méx fam); to be tremendous o magnificent
    menos pregunta Dios y perdona ( AmL); don't ask so many questions
    necesitar Dios y su ayuda ( fam); to need a lot of help
    ni Dios ( fam); nobody
    esto no lo entiende ni Dios or no hay Dios que lo entienda this is completely incomprehensible
    que Dios nos coja confesados ( Esp); God o the Lord help us!
    ¡que venga Dios y lo vea! I'll eat my hat!
    si eso es verdad que venga Dios y lo vea if that's true, I'll eat my hat!
    todo Dios ( fam); absolutely everybody
    Dios aprieta pero no ahoga or ( RPl) ahorca these things are sent to try us
    Dios los cría y ellos se juntan birds of a feather flock together
    al que madruga, Dios lo ayuda the early bird catches the worm
    tener a Dios agarrado por las chivas ( Ven fam); to have the upper hand
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    dios,
    diosa sustantivo masculino, femenino

    1 (Mit) (m) god;
    (f) goddess
    2
    Dios sustantivo masculino (Relig) God;

    el Ddios de los musulmanes the Muslim God;
    gracias a Ddios thank God o heaven;
    si Ddios quiere God willing;
    te lo juro por Ddios I swear to God;
    ¡por (el) amor de Ddios! for God's sake o for heaven's sake!;
    que Ddios te bendiga God bless you;
    ¡Ddios me libre! God o heaven forbid!;
    ¡sabe Ddios! God knows!;
    ¡vaya por Ddios! oh dear!;
    ¡por Ddios! for God's o heaven's sake!;
    ¡Ddios mío! or ¡Ddios santo! ( expresando angustia) my God!, oh God!;

    ( expresando sorpresa) (good) God!;
    como Ddios manda: un coche como Ddios manda a real o a proper car;

    pórtate como Ddios manda behave properly;
    hacer algo a la buena de Ddios to do sth any which way (AmE) o (BrE) any old how
    dios sustantivo masculino
    1 god
    2 Excl ¡Dios!, good God! ¡Dios mío!, Oh my God!
    si Dios quiere, God willing
    ♦ Locuciones: hacer algo como Dios manda, to do sthg properly
    familiar ni dios, not a soul
    familiar todo dios, everybody
    ' dios' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    armarse
    - bendición
    - berenjenal
    - coger
    - dejada
    - dejado
    - estar
    - gracias
    - hablar
    - proveer
    - temor
    - alma
    - amor
    - amparar
    - bendecir
    - bendito
    - dotar
    - gracia
    - hijo
    - sobre
    English:
    bedlam
    - believe in
    - bird
    - father
    - god
    - godforsaken
    - good
    - goodness
    - gosh
    - grace
    - gracious
    - heaven
    - hell
    - lord
    - serve
    - thank
    - willing
    - word
    - bless
    - Christ
    - proper
    - sake
    - thankfully
    - would
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    dios, -osa
    nm,f
    god, f goddess;
    Baco es el dios del vino Bacchus is the god of wine;
    la diosa del amor the goddess of love;
    los dioses del Olimpo the gods of (Mount) Olympus
    dios griego Greek god;
    dios romano Roman god
    nm
    1.
    Dios [ser sobrenatural] God;
    el Dios de los cristianos the Christian God;
    Fam
    a la buena de Dios any old how;
    hace las cosas a la buena de Dios he does things any old how;
    no sabía cocinar, e hizo el guiso a la buena de Dios he didn't know how to cook, so he trusted to luck when making the stew;
    Fam
    se armó la de Dios es Cristo all hell broke loose;
    Fam
    como Dios: lo pasamos como Dios we had a high old time;
    en esta oficina vivimos como Dios we've got it made in this office;
    tu vecina está como Dios your neighbour's gorgeous;
    la paella estaba como Dios the paella was sublime;
    Fam
    como Dios manda [apropiado] proper;
    [apropiadamente] properly;
    hacer algo como Dios manda to do sth properly;
    Fam
    como Dios me/te/etc. [m5] trajo al mundo in my/your/ etc birthday suit, without a stitch on;
    Fam
    costar Dios y ayuda: nos costó Dios y ayuda subir el piano hasta el quinto piso we had a heck o hell of a job getting the piano up to the fifth floor;
    jurar algo por Dios: ¡te lo juro por Dios! I swear to God!;
    me juró por Dios que no había sido él he swore to God that he hadn't done it;
    Fam
    ni Dios: no vino ni Dios not a soul came;
    esto no lo arregla ni Dios no way will anyone ever fix this;
    tu letra es muy mala, no hay (ni) Dios que la entienda your handwriting's terrible, you can't expect anyone to be able to read it;
    poner a Dios por testigo: ¡pongo a Dios por testigo que yo no lo hice! may God be my witness, I didn't do it!;
    sin encomendarse (ni) a Dios ni al diablo throwing caution to the winds;
    Fam
    todo Dios all the world and his wife;
    vino todo Dios the world and his wife were there;
    a todo Dios le encantó la comida absolutely everybody loved the food;
    a Dios rogando y con el mazo dando God helps those who help themselves;
    Dios aprieta pero no ahoga God tempers the wind to the shorn lamb;
    Dios los cría y ellos se juntan birds of a feather flock together
    2. [en exclamaciones, invocaciones]
    ¡a Dios gracias! thank heavens!;
    ¡a Dios gracias no pasó nada! nothing happened, thank heavens!;
    ¡alabado sea Dios! [al rezar] praise be (to God)!;
    [indica fastidio, sorpresa, alivio] thank God!;
    ¡alabado sea Dios!, ¡otra factura! heavens above, another bill!;
    ¡alabado sea Dios!, ¡por fin ha llegado el pedido! thank heavens, the order has finally arrived!;
    ¡anda con Dios! God be with you!;
    ¡bendito sea Dios! [al rezar] praise be (to God)!;
    ¡bendito sea Dios!, ¡otra carrera en la media! heavens above, another ladder in my tights!;
    ¡bendito sea Dios!, ¡no les ha pasado nada! thank heavens, they're all right!;
    Vulg
    ¡me cago en Dios! for fuck's sake!;
    Dios dirá it's in the lap of the gods;
    ¡gracias a Dios! thank heavens!;
    ¡gracias a Dios que has venido! thank heavens you've come!;
    ¡Dios lo quiera! let's hope so!;
    Dios mediante God willing;
    ¡Dios mío! good God!, (oh) my God!;
    ¡Dios no lo quiera! heaven forbid!;
    Dios sabe God (alone) knows;
    sabe Dios God (alone) knows;
    ¡Dios santo! (oh) my God!;
    ¡Dios santo!, ¿qué vamos a hacer ahora? oh my God! what are we going to do now?;
    ¡santo Dios! (oh) my God!;
    si Dios quiere God willing;
    ¡por Dios! for God's sake!;
    ¡(que) Dios me/nos/ etc[m5]. ampare! heaven help me/us/ etc!;
    (que) Dios le/te bendiga God bless you;
    Esp
    ¡(que) Dios nos coja confesados! heaven help us!;
    ¡(que) Dios le/te oiga! let's hope so!;
    (que) Dios se/te lo pague God bless you;
    (que) Dios me perdone: (que) Dios me perdone, pero es una mala persona forgive me for saying this, but he's not a very nice person;
    (que) Dios me perdone, pero es un cabrón pardon my French, but he's a bastard;
    que sea lo que Dios quiera what will be will be;
    ¡válgame Dios! good heavens!;
    ¡vaya con Dios! may God be with you;
    ¡vaya por Dios! for heaven's sake!, honestly!;
    ¡ve con Dios! God be with you!
    interj
    Fam God!;
    ¡Dios!, ¡qué aburrimiento! God, how boring!;
    ¡Dios!, ¡qué hambre tengo! God, I'm hungry!
    * * *
    m God;
    ¡Dios mío! my God!;
    ¡por Dios! for God’s sake!;
    Dios mediante God willing;
    si Dios quiere God willing;
    ¡Dios nos libre! God forbid!;
    ¡válgame Dios! good God!;
    ¡vaya por Dios! oh dear!;
    sabe Dios lo que dijo God knows what he said;
    hazlo como Dios manda do it properly;
    a la buena de Dios any old how;
    costar Dios y ayuda be very difficult;
    vivir como Dios fam live like a king;
    armar la de Dios fam raise hell fam
    * * *
    Dios nm
    : God
    * * *
    dios n god

    Spanish-English dictionary > Dios

  • 10 Internet

    f.
    the Internet.
    está en Internet it's on the Internet
    m.
    Internet, The Web, World Wide Web.
    * * *
    [inter'ne]
    * * *
    = Internet, the.
    Nota: El conjunto de todas las redes interconectadas que utilizan los protocolos TCP/IP y que surgieron a partir de ARPANet al final de los 60 y principios de los 70.
    Ex. Internet brings a new generation of information services that are the thin edge of the wedge of a radically transformative change in how people will access information.
    ----
    * accesible a través de Internet = web-compliant.
    * accesible por Internet = Internet-accessible.
    * aparato para usar Internet = Internet appliance.
    * aprendizaje a través de Internet = virtual learning.
    * a través de Internet = Internet-based, Web-based, Web-supported.
    * basado en Internet = Internet-based.
    * bibliografía de recursos en Internet = webliography.
    * colgar Algo en Internet = put (out) + Nombre + on the web.
    * compañía en Internet = dot-com [dot.com].
    * con conocimiento en el uso de Internet = Internet-savvy.
    * creación de réplicas en Internet = mirroring.
    * directorio de Internet = Web directory.
    * edición en Internet = Web publishing.
    * en Internet = Internet-based, Web-based, Web-supported.
    * escaparse de los beneficios de Internet = fall through + the net.
    * Explorador de Internet = Internet Explorer.
    * herramienta de uso de Internet = Internet appliance.
    * navegación por Internet = surfing.
    * navegador de Internet = Web browser.
    * navegar por Internet = surf + the Internet.
    * novato de Internet = newbie.
    * OPAC accesible a través de Internet = WebPac.
    * poner Algo en Internet = put (out) + Nombre + on the web.
    * portal de Internet = Web portal, Internet portal, web-based research guide.
    * por toda la Internet = Internet-wide.
    * principiante de Internet = newbie.
    * programa de acceso a Internet = browser software.
    * proveedor de servicios de Internet = Internet provider.
    * Proveedor de Servicios de Internet (ISP) = ISP (Internet Service Provider).
    * publicación en Internet = Web publishing.
    * reglas de cortesía en Internet = netiquette.
    * relacionado con Internet = Internet-related.
    * retransmisión vía Internet = webcast [web cast], cybercast [cyber cast].
    * tienda de compras por Internet = online store.
    * usuario de Internet = Internet neighbour, netizen.
    * vendedor por Internet = e-tailer.
    * * *
    [inter'ne]
    * * *
    = Internet, the.
    Nota: El conjunto de todas las redes interconectadas que utilizan los protocolos TCP/IP y que surgieron a partir de ARPANet al final de los 60 y principios de los 70.

    Ex: Internet brings a new generation of information services that are the thin edge of the wedge of a radically transformative change in how people will access information.

    * accesible a través de Internet = web-compliant.
    * accesible por Internet = Internet-accessible.
    * aparato para usar Internet = Internet appliance.
    * aprendizaje a través de Internet = virtual learning.
    * a través de Internet = Internet-based, Web-based, Web-supported.
    * basado en Internet = Internet-based.
    * bibliografía de recursos en Internet = webliography.
    * colgar Algo en Internet = put (out) + Nombre + on the web.
    * compañía en Internet = dot-com [dot.com].
    * con conocimiento en el uso de Internet = Internet-savvy.
    * creación de réplicas en Internet = mirroring.
    * directorio de Internet = Web directory.
    * edición en Internet = Web publishing.
    * en Internet = Internet-based, Web-based, Web-supported.
    * escaparse de los beneficios de Internet = fall through + the net.
    * Explorador de Internet = Internet Explorer.
    * herramienta de uso de Internet = Internet appliance.
    * navegación por Internet = surfing.
    * navegador de Internet = Web browser.
    * navegar por Internet = surf + the Internet.
    * novato de Internet = newbie.
    * OPAC accesible a través de Internet = WebPac.
    * poner Algo en Internet = put (out) + Nombre + on the web.
    * portal de Internet = Web portal, Internet portal, web-based research guide.
    * por toda la Internet = Internet-wide.
    * principiante de Internet = newbie.
    * programa de acceso a Internet = browser software.
    * proveedor de servicios de Internet = Internet provider.
    * Proveedor de Servicios de Internet (ISP) = ISP (Internet Service Provider).
    * publicación en Internet = Web publishing.
    * reglas de cortesía en Internet = netiquette.
    * relacionado con Internet = Internet-related.
    * retransmisión vía Internet = webcast [web cast], cybercast [cyber cast].
    * tienda de compras por Internet = online store.
    * usuario de Internet = Internet neighbour, netizen.
    * vendedor por Internet = e-tailer.

    * * *
    Internet, internet
    or
    Internet
    navegar por Internet to surf the Internet
    * * *

    Internet /inter'ne/ m (a veces f):

    Internet sustantivo femenino Inform Internet

    ' Internet' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    conectar
    - navegante
    - internauta
    - ISP
    - proveedor
    - PSI
    English:
    bookmark
    - Internet
    - Internet server
    - net
    - ISP
    * * *
    Informát Internet;
    está en Internet it's on the Internet
    * * *
    f INFOR Internet;
    navegar por Internet surf the Net;
    en Internet on the Net
    * * *
    Internet n Internet

    Spanish-English dictionary > Internet

  • 11 Jerusalén

    m.
    Jerusalem, the Holy City.
    * * *
    1 Jerusalem
    * * *
    * * *
    masculino Jerusalem
    * * *
    Ex. This network, supported by the Council of Higher Education, is based on the ALEPH software developed at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
    * * *
    masculino Jerusalem
    * * *

    Ex: This network, supported by the Council of Higher Education, is based on the ALEPH software developed at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

    * * *
    Jerusalem
    * * *

    Jerusalén sustantivo masculino
    Jerusalem
    ' Jerusalén' also found in these entries:
    English:
    Jerusalem
    * * *
    Jerusalem

    Spanish-English dictionary > Jerusalén

  • 12 PDF (Formato para la Portabilidad de Documentos)

    Nota: En informática, norma de codificación de documentos en ficheros que permite su uso en diferentes tipos de equipos informáticos.
    Ex. Adobe's Acrobat software is based around the Portable Document Format (PDF) which offers the possibility of viewing and exchanging electronic documents, independent of the originating software, across a wide variety of supported hardware platforms.

    Spanish-English dictionary > PDF (Formato para la Portabilidad de Documentos)

  • 13 Pigmalión

    m.
    Pygmalion.
    * * *
    Ex. It's perhaps like applying the Pygmalion theory nationally; if you assume everyone will perform well and do your best to help them to do so, lo and behold! everybody does perform well, or nearly everybody.
    * * *

    Ex: It's perhaps like applying the Pygmalion theory nationally; if you assume everyone will perform well and do your best to help them to do so, lo and behold! everybody does perform well, or nearly everybody.

    * * *
    Mitol Pygmalion

    Spanish-English dictionary > Pigmalión

  • 14 Polo Sur, el

    = South Pole, the
    Ex. I have found in reading extracts from Scott's diary of his trip to the South Pole that pupils interrupted all the time to ask questions, until the final entries were reached, when everyone went very quiet, moved deeply by Scott's words and unwilling to bruise the emotion they felt.

    Spanish-English dictionary > Polo Sur, el

  • 15 Primera Enmienda, la

    = First Amendment, the
    Ex. Publicly supported library service in the USA is based upon the First Amendment right of free expression.

    Spanish-English dictionary > Primera Enmienda, la

  • 16 W

    f.
    1 w, letter w.
    2 W, tungsten.
    * * *
    W
    1 ( vatio) watt; (símbolo) W
    * * *
    I
    ['uβe 'doβle]
    LAm ['doβle be] SF (=letra) W, w II ABR
    = vatio w
    * * *
    w femenino ( read as ['doβle βe, 'doβle u] or (Esp) ['doβle 'uβe, 'uβe 'ðoβle]) the letter W, w
    * * *
    ----
    * operador (W) = (W) operator.
    * w (vatio) = watt (w).
    * * *
    w femenino ( read as ['doβle βe, 'doβle u] or (Esp) ['doβle 'uβe, 'uβe 'ðoβle]) the letter W, w
    * * *
    w (vatio)
    (n.) = watt (w)

    Ex: The power requirement ranged from 45.48 to 51.60 watts.

    * operador (W) = (W) operator.
    * w (vatio) = watt (w).
    * * *
    W, w
    read as /ˈdoβle βe/, /ˈdoβle u/ or ( Esp) /ˈuβe ˈðoβle/, /ˈdoβle ˈuβe/
    * * *

    Multiple Entries:
    W    
    w.
    W,
    w sustantivo femenino ( read as /'doBle Be/, /'doBle u/ or (Esp) /'doBle 'uBe/, /'uBe 'ðoBle/) the letter W, w

    W, w f (letra) W, w

    'W' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    O
    - doble
    - O.
    - uve
    - w.
    English:
    afterwards
    - anyone
    - award
    - awash
    - awoke
    - awoken
    - baby-walker
    - bewildered
    - bewildering
    - bewitch
    - bewitching
    - bodywork
    - bourgeois
    - bourgeoisie
    - brushwood
    - busywork
    - byword
    - catchword
    - chairwoman
    - chihuahua
    - co-worker
    - countrywoman
    - daisywheel
    - dishwasher
    - dishwasherproof
    - dishwater
    - Dutchwoman
    - earthworm
    - earwig
    - Englishwoman
    - everyone
    - eyewash
    - eyewitness
    - firewood
    - fireworks
    - forewarn
    - foreword
    - forward
    - four-wheel drive
    - freewheel
    - Frenchwoman
    - freshwater
    - glow-worm
    - handiwork
    - hero-worship
    - iguana
    - Irishwoman
    - jaywalk
    - jaywalker
    - jaywalking
    * * *
    W, w nf
    [letra] W, w
    * * *
    w nf
    : twenty-fourth letter of the Spanish alphabet

    Spanish-English dictionary > W

  • 17 a

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

    * * *
    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

  • 18 a pilas

    Ex. The data pen system is supported by battery-operated equipment, but the life of the batteries would not be sufficient to sustain the library's full service for a lengthy period.
    * * *

    Ex: The data pen system is supported by battery-operated equipment, but the life of the batteries would not be sufficient to sustain the library's full service for a lengthy period.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a pilas

  • 19 a través de Internet

    (adj.) = Internet-based, Web-based, Web-supported
    Ex. The objective of the project is to develop an Internet-based aid for search, selection and presentation of information on European law and politics.
    Ex. The question of how Web-based education affects teaching and learning remains largely unanswered, and the terrain of online learning remains largely unmapped.
    Ex. In this study, a computer log is used to identify the individual differences among students in terms of contents usage and the amount of contents that are presented in Web-supported course sites.
    * * *
    (adj.) = Internet-based, Web-based, Web-supported

    Ex: The objective of the project is to develop an Internet-based aid for search, selection and presentation of information on European law and politics.

    Ex: The question of how Web-based education affects teaching and learning remains largely unanswered, and the terrain of online learning remains largely unmapped.
    Ex: In this study, a computer log is used to identify the individual differences among students in terms of contents usage and the amount of contents that are presented in Web-supported course sites.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a través de Internet

  • 20 a través de la web

    (adj.) = Web-based, Web-supported
    Ex. The question of how Web-based education affects teaching and learning remains largely unanswered, and the terrain of online learning remains largely unmapped.
    Ex. In this study, a computer log is used to identify the individual differences among students in terms of contents usage and the amount of contents that are presented in Web-supported course sites.
    * * *
    (adj.) = Web-based, Web-supported

    Ex: The question of how Web-based education affects teaching and learning remains largely unanswered, and the terrain of online learning remains largely unmapped.

    Ex: In this study, a computer log is used to identify the individual differences among students in terms of contents usage and the amount of contents that are presented in Web-supported course sites.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a través de la web

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