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  • 1 así

    f.
    ISA, intrinsic sympathomimetic activity.
    * * *
    1 (de esta manera) thus, (in) this way
    2 (de esa manera) (in) that way
    3 (tanto) as
    4 (por tanto) therefore
    5 (tan pronto como) as soon as
    1 such
    un hombre así a man like that, such a man
    \
    así así so-so
    llovía, así que cogimos el paraguas it was raining, so we took our umbrella
    así sea so be it
    * * *
    1. adv.
    1) like this, like that
    2) so, thus, in this way
    - así como
    - no así
    2. conj. 3. adj.
    * * *
    1. ADV
    1) (=de este modo)
    a) [con ser]

    -te engañaron, ¿no es así? -sí, así es — "they deceived you, didn't they?" - "yes, they did", "they deceived you, isn't that so?" -"yes, it is"

    usted es periodista ¿no es así? — you're a journalist, aren't you?

    perdona, pero creo que eso no es así — excuse me, but I think that's not true

    así es como lo detuvieronthat's how o this is how they arrested him

    ¡(que) así sea! —

    - solo les falta ganar la copa -que así sea — "all they have to do is win the cup" - "let's hope they do"

    - que el Señor esté con vosotros -así sea — "(may) God be with you" - "amen"

    b) [con otros verbos] like that, like this

    esto no puede seguir así — things can't go on this way, this can't go on like this

    se iniciaba así una nueva etapathus o so a new phase began

    ¡así se habla! — that's what I like to hear!

    así ocurrió el accidentethat's how o this is how the accident happened

    ¿por qué te pones así? no es más que un niño — why do you get worked up like that? he's only a child

    - salúdelos de mi parte -así lo haré — "give them my best wishes" - "I will"

    2) [acompañando a un sustantivo] like that

    un hombre así — a man like that, such a man más frm

    ¿por una cosa así se han enfadado? — they got angry over a thing like that?

    3)

    así de

    a) + sustantivo

    tuvieron así de ocasiones de ganar y no las aprovecharonthey had so o this many chances to win but didn't take them

    b) + adj, adv

    un baúl así de grande — a trunk as big as this, a trunk this big

    él todo lo hace así de rápido — he does everything that fast, that's how fast he does everything

    no para de comer y luego así está de gordita — she never stops eating, that's why she's so plump

    así de feo era que... — LAm he was so ugly that...

    4)

    así como

    a) (=lo mismo que) the same way as

    así como tú te portes conmigo, me portaré yo — I'll behave the same way as you do to me

    b) (=mientras que) whereas, while

    así como uno de sus hijos es muy listo, el otro no estudia nada — whereas o while one of their children is very clever, the other doesn't study at all

    c) (=además de) as well as
    5) [otras locuciones]

    por así decirloso to speak

    no así — unlike

    los gastos fueron espectaculares, no así los resultados — the expenditure was astonishing, unlike the results

    ¡así no más! Méx * (=sin cuidado) anyhow; (=sin motivo) just like that

    es un tema muy importante para tratarlo así no más — it's a very important issue, you can't just treat it any old how

    a mí me cuesta tanto y él lo hace así no más — I find it really hard, but he does it easily o just like that

    se fue así no más, sin decir nada — he left just like that, without saying anything

    o así — about, or so

    20 dólares o así — about 20 dollars, 20 dollars or so

    llegarán el jueves o así — they'll arrive around Thursday, they'll arrive on Thursday or thereabouts

    así y todoeven so

    -¿cómo te encuentras hoy? -así así — "how do you feel today?" - "so-so"

    - así o asá
    2. CONJ
    1) (=aunque) even if

    así tenga que recorrer el mundo entero, la encontraré — even if I have to travel the whole world, I'll find her

    2) (=consecuentemente) so

    se gastó todo el dinero y así no pudo ir de vacaciones — he spent all the money, so he couldn't go on holiday

    esperan lograr un acuerdo, evitando así la huelga — they are hoping to reach an agreement and so avoid a strike, they are hoping to reach an agreement, thereby o thus avoiding a strike frm

    así pues — so

    ha conseguido una beca, así pues, podrá seguir estudiando — he got a grant, so he can carry on studying

    así (es) que — so

    estábamos cansados, así que no fuimos — we were tired so we didn't go

    3) (=ojalá)

    ¡así te mueras! — I hope you drop dead! *

    4) (=en cuanto)

    así que+ subjun as soon as

    así que te enteres, comunícamelo — as soon as you find out, let me know

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    I
    adjetivo invariable like that

    si es así te pido disculpas — if that's the case, I'm sorry

    así es la vida — (fr hecha) that's life

    esperamos horas ¿no es así? — we waited for hours, didn't we?

    tan or tanto es así que... — so much so that...

    II
    1) (de este/ese modo)

    ¿así me lo agradeces? — is this how you thank me?

    ¿está bien así o quieres más? — is that enough, or do you want some more?

    ¿fue así cómo ocurrió? — is that how it happened?

    ¿dimitió? - así como lo oyes — you mean he resigned? - believe it or not, yes

    2)

    así de + adj/adv: así de fácil! it's as easy as that; debe ser así de grueso it must be about this thick; ¿así de egoísta me crees? — do you think I'm that selfish?

    así así — (fam) so-so

    así como: así como el mayor trabaja mucho, el pequeño es un vago while o whereas the older boy works very hard, the younger one is really lazy; por su módico precio así como por su calidad both for its low price and its high quality; sus familiares, así como sus amigos his family as well as his friends; así como así just like that; así me gusta! (fr hecha) that's what I like to see!; ¿le dijiste que no? así me gusta! you said no? good for you!; así mismo asimismo; así nomás (AmL) just like that; hace los deberes así nomás he dashes his homework off any which way (AmE) o (BrE) any old how; así o asá (fam): puedes ponerlo así o asá (fam) you can put it any way you like; así pues so; así que ( por lo tanto) so; ( en cuanto) as soon as; así que te casas! so, you're getting married...; así sea (Relig) amen; así y todo even so; no así: se mostraron muy satisfechos. No así los Vives, que... they were very pleased, unlike the Vives, who...; o así: tendrá 30 años o así he must be about 30; cien al mes o así around a hundred a month; por así decirlo — so to speak

    III

    así + subj: lo encontraré, así se esconda en el fin del mundo I'll find him, no matter where he tries to hide; no pagaré así me encarcelen — I won't pay even if they put me in prison

    * * *
    = thereby, like that, like this.
    Ex. To help eliminate false drops, and thereby improve precision, certain devices can be employed at the indexing stage.
    Ex. I love movies like that -- where slowly, gradually, bit by bit, all the characters realize that the villain was really disastrously mendacious and criminal.
    Ex. And as small as Iowa as, I think something like this can have a far larger effect than you might realize if you live in a large industrial area.
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    * algo así como = something like.
    * así como = as, as well as.
    * así como así = just like that.
    * así como... de igual modo... = just as... so....
    * así de improviso = off-hand [offhand].
    * así de pronto = off-hand [offhand].
    * así es = that's how it is.
    * así es como = this is how.
    * así es como es = that's how it is.
    * así me maten = for the life of me.
    * así pues = as such, thus.
    * así sea = amen.
    * así son las cosas = that's they way things are.
    * aún así = even so.
    * como siga así = at this rate.
    * conocérsele así por = get + Posesivo + name from.
    * continuar así = keep + it up, keep up + the good work, keep up + the great work.
    * denominado así = so named.
    * denominarse así = be so called.
    * denominarse así por = get + Posesivo + name from.
    * esto es así = this is the case.
    * las cosas no pasan así como así = everything happens for a reason (and a purpose).
    * las cosas no pasan (así) porque sí = everything happens for a reason (and a purpose).
    * la vida es así = life's like that.
    * llamado así = so named.
    * llamarse así = be so called.
    * llamarse así por = get + Posesivo + name from.
    * no ser así ya = be no longer the case.
    * o algo así = or something of that sort, or something to that effect, or something of that nature.
    * para que esto sea así = for this to be the case.
    * por decirlo así = so to speak, in a manner of speaking.
    * seguir así = keep + it up, keep up + the good work, keep up + the great work.
    * seguir haciéndolo así = keep up + the good work.
    * seguir trabajando así = keep up + the good work.
    * ser así = be the case (with), be just like that.
    * si así lo desean = should they so wish.
    * si es así = if so, if this is the case.
    * si no es así = if this is not the case.
    * si no fuera así = if it were not.
    * si sigue así = at this rate.
    * tanto es así que = so much so that.
    * visto así = viewed in this light.
    * y así sucesivamente = and so on, and so on....
    * * *
    I
    adjetivo invariable like that

    si es así te pido disculpas — if that's the case, I'm sorry

    así es la vida — (fr hecha) that's life

    esperamos horas ¿no es así? — we waited for hours, didn't we?

    tan or tanto es así que... — so much so that...

    II
    1) (de este/ese modo)

    ¿así me lo agradeces? — is this how you thank me?

    ¿está bien así o quieres más? — is that enough, or do you want some more?

    ¿fue así cómo ocurrió? — is that how it happened?

    ¿dimitió? - así como lo oyes — you mean he resigned? - believe it or not, yes

    2)

    así de + adj/adv: así de fácil! it's as easy as that; debe ser así de grueso it must be about this thick; ¿así de egoísta me crees? — do you think I'm that selfish?

    así así — (fam) so-so

    así como: así como el mayor trabaja mucho, el pequeño es un vago while o whereas the older boy works very hard, the younger one is really lazy; por su módico precio así como por su calidad both for its low price and its high quality; sus familiares, así como sus amigos his family as well as his friends; así como así just like that; así me gusta! (fr hecha) that's what I like to see!; ¿le dijiste que no? así me gusta! you said no? good for you!; así mismo asimismo; así nomás (AmL) just like that; hace los deberes así nomás he dashes his homework off any which way (AmE) o (BrE) any old how; así o asá (fam): puedes ponerlo así o asá (fam) you can put it any way you like; así pues so; así que ( por lo tanto) so; ( en cuanto) as soon as; así que te casas! so, you're getting married...; así sea (Relig) amen; así y todo even so; no así: se mostraron muy satisfechos. No así los Vives, que... they were very pleased, unlike the Vives, who...; o así: tendrá 30 años o así he must be about 30; cien al mes o así around a hundred a month; por así decirlo — so to speak

    III

    así + subj: lo encontraré, así se esconda en el fin del mundo I'll find him, no matter where he tries to hide; no pagaré así me encarcelen — I won't pay even if they put me in prison

    * * *
    = thereby, like that, like this.

    Ex: To help eliminate false drops, and thereby improve precision, certain devices can be employed at the indexing stage.

    Ex: I love movies like that -- where slowly, gradually, bit by bit, all the characters realize that the villain was really disastrously mendacious and criminal.
    Ex: And as small as Iowa as, I think something like this can have a far larger effect than you might realize if you live in a large industrial area.
    * algo así como = something like.
    * así como = as, as well as.
    * así como así = just like that.
    * así como... de igual modo... = just as... so....
    * así de improviso = off-hand [offhand].
    * así de pronto = off-hand [offhand].
    * así es = that's how it is.
    * así es como = this is how.
    * así es como es = that's how it is.
    * así me maten = for the life of me.
    * así pues = as such, thus.
    * así sea = amen.
    * así son las cosas = that's they way things are.
    * aún así = even so.
    * como siga así = at this rate.
    * conocérsele así por = get + Posesivo + name from.
    * continuar así = keep + it up, keep up + the good work, keep up + the great work.
    * denominado así = so named.
    * denominarse así = be so called.
    * denominarse así por = get + Posesivo + name from.
    * esto es así = this is the case.
    * las cosas no pasan así como así = everything happens for a reason (and a purpose).
    * las cosas no pasan (así) porque sí = everything happens for a reason (and a purpose).
    * la vida es así = life's like that.
    * llamado así = so named.
    * llamarse así = be so called.
    * llamarse así por = get + Posesivo + name from.
    * no ser así ya = be no longer the case.
    * o algo así = or something of that sort, or something to that effect, or something of that nature.
    * para que esto sea así = for this to be the case.
    * por decirlo así = so to speak, in a manner of speaking.
    * seguir así = keep + it up, keep up + the good work, keep up + the great work.
    * seguir haciéndolo así = keep up + the good work.
    * seguir trabajando así = keep up + the good work.
    * ser así = be the case (with), be just like that.
    * si así lo desean = should they so wish.
    * si es así = if so, if this is the case.
    * si no es así = if this is not the case.
    * si no fuera así = if it were not.
    * si sigue así = at this rate.
    * tanto es así que = so much so that.
    * visto así = viewed in this light.
    * y así sucesivamente = and so on, and so on....

    * * *
    like that
    no discutan por una tontería así don't argue over a silly thing like that
    si es así te pido disculpas if that's the case, I'm sorry
    yo soy así ¿qué voy a hacer? that's the way I am, I can't help it
    anda, no seas así, préstamelo come on, don't be like that, lend it to me
    así es la vida ( fr hecha); that's life
    es un tanto así de hojas it's about that many pages
    esperamos horas ¿no es así? we waited for hours, didn't we?
    estaba contento, tan es así que no quería volver a casa he was happy, so much so that he didn't want to return home
    A
    (de este/ese modo): no le hables así a tu padre don't talk to your father like that
    ¿por qué me tratas así? why are you treating me like this?
    la ayudó un profesional — ¡así cualquiera! she got help from a professional — anyone can do it with that kind of help! o ( colloq hum) that's cheating!
    ¿así me agradeces lo que hago por ti? is this how you thank me o is this the thanks I get for everything I do for you?
    lo hice muy rápido — ¡y así te quedó! I did it very quickly — yes, it shows o yes, it looks like it!
    no te pongas así, no es para tanto don't get so worked up, it's not that bad
    le voy a regalar dinero, así él se puede comprar lo que quiera I'll give him some money, that way he can buy whatever he wants
    ¿eres `el Rubio'? — así me llaman are you `el Rubio'? — that's what people call me
    ¿lo perdieron todo? — así es you mean they lost everything? — that's right
    ¿está bien así o quieres más? is that enough, or do you want some more?
    ¿fue así cómo ocurrió? is that how it happened?
    ¿dimitió? — así como lo oyes you mean he resigned? — believe it or not, yes
    B así de + ADJ/ ADV:
    se enfría y se sirve ¡así de fácil! allow to cool and serve, it's as easy as that
    debe ser así de grueso it must be about this thick
    ¿así de egoísta me crees? do you think I'm that selfish?
    C (expresando deseo) así + SUBJ:
    así se muera I hope she drops dead!
    D ( en locs):
    así así ( fam); so-so
    ¿te gusta? — así así do you like it? — so-so o it's OK
    así como: así como el mayor trabaja mucho, el pequeño es un vago while o whereas the older boy works very hard, the younger one is really lazy
    así como es con el dinero es con el afecto: mezquino he's (just) as mean with his affection as he is with his money
    así como en verano el clima es agradable, en invierno te mueres de frío the weather's very pleasant in summer but, by the same token, in winter you freeze to death
    por su módico precio así como por su calidad both for its low price and its high quality
    así como él insiste, tampoco ella ceja the more he insists, the more she refuses to back down
    todos sus familiares, así como algunos amigos, estuvieron presentes his whole family was there, and a few friends as well
    hágase tu voluntad así en la Tierra como en el Cielo Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven
    así como así just like that
    gasta el dinero así como así he spends money just like that o as if it meant nothing to him
    ¡así me gusta! ( fr hecha); that's what I like to see!
    ¿le dijiste que no? ¡así me gusta! you said no? good for you!
    así nomás ( AmL); just like that
    a ella no la vas a convencer así nomás you're not going to persuade her that easily o just like that
    hace los deberes así nomás he dashes his homework off any which way ( AmE) o ( BrE) any old how
    así o asá or asao ( fam): puedes ponerlo así o asá or asao, a mí no me importa ( fam); you can put it any way you like, I don't care
    da lo mismo así que asá or asao ( fam); it doesn't matter which way you do it ( o put it etc)
    no me gustaba el trabajo; así pues, decidí dejarlo I didn't like the job, so I decided to give it up
    esto no es asunto tuyo, así que no te metas this has nothing to do with you, so mind your own business
    ¡así que te casas! so, you're getting married …
    así sea ( Relig) amen
    descanse en pazasí sea rest in peace — Amen
    así y todo even so
    tiene dos empleos y así y todo no le alcanza el dinero she has two jobs and even then she can't manage on the money she earns
    no así: se mostraron muy satisfechos. No así los Vives, que no hicieron más que quejarse they were very pleased, unlike the Vives, who did nothing but complain o they were very pleased. The Vives, on the other hand did nothing but complain o they were very pleased. Not so the Vives, who did nothing but complain
    o así: tendrá 30 años o así he must be about 30
    gana unas cien mil al mes o así she earns around a hundred thousand a month
    por así decirlo so to speak
    (aunque) así + SUBJ:
    lo encontraré, así se esconda en el fin del mundo I'll find him, no matter where he tries to hide
    no pagaré así me encarcelen I won't pay even if they put me in prison
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    Del verbo asir: ( conjugate asir)

    así es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) pretérito indicativo

    Multiple Entries:
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    así
    asir ( conjugate asir) verbo transitivo (liter) to seize, grasp;
    así a algn de or por algo:
    la asió de un brazo he seized o grasped her arm

    asirse verbo pronominal (liter) asíse de or a algo: se asió a la cuerda she grabbed (hold of) o seized the rope;
    caminaban asidos de la mano they walked hand in hand
    así 1 adjetivo invariable
    like that;
    no seas así don't be like that;
    con gente así yo no me meto I don't mix with people like that;
    yo soy así that's the way I am;
    así es la vida (fr hecha) that's life;
    es un tanto así de hojas it's about that many pages;
    esperamos horas ¿no es así? we waited for hours, didn't we?;
    tanto es así que … so much so that …
    así 2 adverbio
    1 ( de este modo) like this;
    ( de ese modo) like that;
    ¿por qué me tratas así? why are you treating me like this?;

    no le hables así don't talk to him like that;
    ¡así cualquiera! that's cheating! (colloq &
    hum);

    no te pongas así don't get so worked up;
    así me podré comprar lo que quiera that way I'll be able to buy whatever I want;
    así es that's right;
    ¿está bien así o quieres más? is that enough, or do you want some more?;
    y así sucesivamente and so on
    2
    ¡así de fácil! it's as easy as that;

    así de alto/grueso this high/thick
    3 ( en locs)
    así así (fam) so-so;

    así como así just like that;
    ¡así me gusta! (fr hecha) that's what I like to see!;
    así nomás (AmL) just like that;
    así pues so;
    así que ( por lo tanto) so;
    así y todo even so;
    por así decirlo so to speak
    asir verbo transitivo to grasp, seize
    así
    I adverbio
    1 (de este modo) like this o that, this way: hazlo así, do it this way
    es así de grande/alto, it is this big/tall
    buscábamos algo así, we were looking for something like this o that
    usted es bombero, ¿no es así?, you are a fireman, aren't you?
    así así, so-so 2 estaremos de vuelta a las diez o así, we'll come back around ten o'clock
    la casa tiene quince años o así, the house is fifteen years old or so
    II conj así pasa lo que pasa, (por eso) that's why those things happen
    así tenga que..., (aunque) even if I have to...
    III excl (¡ojalá!) ¡así te rompas la crisma!, I hope you break your neck!
    ♦ Locuciones: así como, just as: así como Juan me parece adorable, no soporto a su hermana, just as I think Juan is adorable, I can't stand his sister
    así pues, so
    así que..., so...
    ' así' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    algo
    - atizar
    - aturullarse
    - aun
    - botepronto
    - consentir
    - de
    - decir
    - derecha
    - derecho
    - desahogarse
    - desalmada
    - desalmado
    - destrozar
    - disponer
    - empujar
    - escarmentar
    - estar
    - excitarse
    - generalizar
    - hilaridad
    - impertinencia
    - misma
    - mismo
    - necesaria
    - necesario
    - niñería
    - no
    - ojo
    - panza
    - pequeña
    - pequeño
    - por
    - primera
    - primero
    - rezar
    - resistir
    - sic
    - sucesivamente
    - ver
    - agradecer
    - alguno
    - atención
    - autorizar
    - avergonzar
    - bien
    - como
    - conforme
    - continuar
    - cosa
    English:
    after
    - as
    - bull
    - change over
    - even
    - forecast
    - forth
    - if
    - inclined
    - keep up
    - lie down
    - life
    - like
    - lot
    - manner
    - name
    - offhand
    - on
    - outrank
    - phrase
    - rig
    - same
    - seem
    - so
    - so-so
    - sort
    - speak
    - still
    - such
    - that
    - then
    - this
    - thus
    - way
    - will
    - bargain
    - bring
    - case
    - do
    - easy
    - find
    - get
    - go
    - instead
    - kind
    - pain
    - stick
    - take
    - there
    - want
    * * *
    adv
    [de este modo] this way, like this; [de ese modo] that way, like that;
    ellos lo hicieron así they did it this way;
    así es la vida that's life;
    yo soy así that's just the way I am;
    ¿así me agradeces todo lo que he hecho por ti? is this how you thank me for everything I've done for you?;
    así no vamos a ninguna parte we're not getting anywhere like this o this way;
    ¿eso le dijo? – así, como te lo cuento did she really say that to him? – (yes) indeed, those were her very words;
    así así [no muy bien] so-so;
    ¿cómo te ha ido el examen? – así así how did the exam go? – so-so;
    algo así [algo parecido] something like that;
    tiene seis años o algo así she is six years old or something like that;
    algo así como [algo igual a] something like;
    el apartamento les ha costado algo así como 20 millones the Br flat o US apartment cost them something like 20 million;
    así como [también] as well as;
    [tal como] just as;
    las inundaciones, así como la sequía, son catástrofes naturales both floods and droughts are natural disasters;
    así como para los idiomas no vale, para las relaciones públicas nadie la supera whilst she may be no good at languages, there is no one better at public relations;
    así como así [como si nada] as if it were nothing;
    [irreflexivamente] lightly; [de cualquier manera] any old how;
    ¡no puedes marcharte así como así! you can't leave just like that!;
    así cualquiera gana anyone could win that way o like that;
    subimos hasta la cumbre en teleférico – ¡así cualquiera! we reached the summit by cable car – anyone could do that!;
    así de… so…;
    no seas así de celoso don't be so jealous;
    era así de largo it was this/that long;
    es así de fácil it's as easy as that;
    no hace nada de ejercicio – así de gordo está he doesn't do any exercise – it's no wonder he's so fat;
    Irónico
    me ha costado muy barato – así de bueno será it was very cheap – don't expect it to be any good, then;
    así es/fue como… that is/was how…;
    así es [para asentir] that is correct, yes;
    ¡así me gusta! that's what I like (to see)!;
    ¡así me gusta, sigue trabajando duro! excellent, keep up the hard work!, that's what I like to see, keep up the hard work!;
    Fam
    así o asá either way, one way or the other;
    el abrigo le quedaba pequeño, así es que se compró otro the coat was too small for her, so she bought another one;
    así sea so be it;
    Esp
    así sin más, Am [m5] así no más o [m5] nomás just like that;
    así y todo even so;
    se ha estado medicando mucho tiempo y, así y todo, no se encuentra bien he's been taking medication for some time and even so he's no better;
    aun así even so;
    o así [más o menos] or so, or something like that;
    y así thus, and so;
    y así sucesivamente and so on, and so forth;
    y así todos los días and the same thing happens day after day
    conj
    1. [aunque] even if;
    te encontraré así tenga que recorrer todas las calles de la ciudad I'll find you even if I have to look in every street in the city
    2. Am [aun si] even if;
    no nos lo dirá, así le paguemos he won't tell us, even if we pay him
    adj inv
    [como éste] like this; [como ése] like that;
    no seas así don't be like that;
    con un coche así no se puede ir muy lejos you can't go very far with a car like this one;
    una situación así es muy peligrosa such a situation is very dangerous
    interj
    I hope…;
    ¡así no vuelva nunca! I hope he never comes back!;
    ¡así te parta un rayo! drop dead!
    así pues loc conj
    so, therefore;
    no firmaron el tratado, así pues la guerra era inevitable they didn't sign the treaty, so war became inevitable
    así que loc conj
    [de modo que] so;
    la película empieza dentro de media hora, así que no te entretengas the movie o Br film starts in half an hour, so don't be long;
    ¿así que te vas a presentar candidato? so you're going to stand as a candidate, are you?
    así que loc adv
    [tan pronto como] as soon as;
    así que tengamos los resultados del análisis, le citaremos para la visita as soon as we have the results of the test we'll make an appointment for you
    * * *
    I adv
    1 (de este modo) like this;
    así de grande this big;
    así o asá this way or that (way)
    2 (de ese modo) like that;
    una cosa así a thing like that, something like that;
    soy así (yo) that’s how I am;
    una casa así a house like that;
    así es that’s right;
    así no más S.Am. just like that;
    así como así just like that;
    así así so-so
    II conj
    :
    así como al igual que while, whereas;
    así y todo even so;
    así (es) que so that’s how, so that’s why;
    ¿así que no vienes? so you’re not coming?;
    tanto es así, que … and (as a result) …;
    … tanto es así, que varias estaciones han cerrado … and (as a result) a number of stations are closed
    * * *
    así adv
    1) : like this, like that
    2) : so, thus
    así sea: so be it
    3)
    así de : so, about so
    una caja así de grande: a box about so big
    4)
    así que : so, therefore
    5)
    así como : as well as
    6)
    así así : so-so, fair
    así adj
    : such, such a
    un talento así es inestimable: a talent like that is priceless
    así conj
    aunque: even if, even though
    no irá, así le paguen: he won't go, even if they pay him
    * * *
    así adv
    1. (de esta manera) like this / this way
    2. (de esa manera) like that / that way
    así, así so so
    así de... this...
    ¡así que te vas! so you're going, are you?

    Spanish-English dictionary > así

  • 2 aviador

    adj.
    aviation, aeronautical.
    m.
    1 aviator, air pilot, airman, aircraftman.
    2 phantom employee, person who receives a salary without doing any work.
    3 loan shark, moneylender.
    * * *
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 aviator, flier (hombre) airman; (mujer) airwoman
    * * *
    aviador, -a I
    SM / F
    1) (Aer) (=piloto) pilot, airman; (=tripulante) crew member; (Mil) member of the air force
    2) Méx * phantom employee
    II
    SM / F And, Caribe (=financiador) mining speculator, mining financier; (=prestamista) moneylender, loan shark *
    * * *
    - dora masculino, femenino
    1) (Aviac, Mil) pilot, aviator (dated)
    2) (Chi) (Agr, Min) backer
    * * *
    = airman [airmen, -pl.], aviator, flyer [flier, -USA].
    Ex. This is foundation dedicate to preserving the history of America's first black military airmen.
    Ex. This female aviator is considered to represent a 'missing link' in the story of American feminism.
    Ex. Swifts are the champion flyers of the bird world.
    ----
    * aviso para los aviadores = NOTAM (Notice for Airmen).
    * * *
    - dora masculino, femenino
    1) (Aviac, Mil) pilot, aviator (dated)
    2) (Chi) (Agr, Min) backer
    * * *
    = airman [airmen, -pl.], aviator, flyer [flier, -USA].

    Ex: This is foundation dedicate to preserving the history of America's first black military airmen.

    Ex: This female aviator is considered to represent a 'missing link' in the story of American feminism.
    Ex: Swifts are the champion flyers of the bird world.
    * aviso para los aviadores = NOTAM (Notice for Airmen).

    * * *
    masculine, feminine
    A ( Aviac, Mil) pilot, aviator ( dated)
    B ( Chi) ( Agr, Min) backer
    * * *

    aviador
    ◊ - dora sustantivo masculino, femenino (Aviac, Mil) pilot

    aviador,-ora m,f (civil) aviator, flier, flyer
    (militar) air force pilot

    ' aviador' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    aviadora
    English:
    bomber jacket
    - flier
    - bomber
    * * *
    aviador, -ora nm,f
    1. [piloto] pilot
    2. Méx Fam = person listed as an employee in a government office and who is paid but who never comes to work
    * * *
    m, aviadora f pilot, aviator
    * * *
    : aviator, flyer
    * * *
    aviador n pilot

    Spanish-English dictionary > aviador

  • 3 concha

    f.
    1 shell.
    2 tortoiseshell (carey).
    3 cunt (vulgar) (vulva). (Andean Spanish (Bolivia, Chilean Spanish, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru), River Plate)
    4 scallop.
    5 conch, smooth concave surface resembling the interior of a semidome, concha.
    6 external part of a woman's genitals.
    7 vagina.
    8 concha auriculae, cavity in the outer ear.
    * * *
    1 (caparazón) shell
    2 (carey) tortoiseshell
    3 (ostra) oyster
    4 TEATRO prompt box
    \
    meterse en su concha figurado to withdraw into one's shell
    concha de peregrino scallop shell
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    SF [forma familiar] de María de la Concepción
    * * *
    1) ( de moluscos) shell

    hacer concha — (Méx) to become hardened o toughened

    2) ( carey) tortoise shell
    3) (Teatr) prompt box
    4) (Ven) (cáscara - de verduras, fruta) skin; (- del queso) rind; (- del pan) crust; (- de maníes) shell

    concha de mango — (Ven fam) trick question

    5) (Méx) (Dep) protection box, box
    6) (AmS vulg) ( de mujer) cunt (vulg)

    la concha de su madre! — (AmS vulg) shit! (vulg), fucking hell! (vulg)

    7) (AmL exc CS fam: en algunas regiones vulg) ( descaro) nerve (colloq), cheek (BrE colloq)
    * * *
    = shell, seashell.
    Ex. It describes the annual hobby exchanges week for 6th grade pupils at King's Cristian School library, when pupils swap collectable items eg baseball cards, stamps, coins and shells.
    Ex. She sits at the hospital piano each afternoon with lotus blossoms and seashells braided in her hair.
    ----
    * concha de mar = seashell.
    * concha marina = seashell.
    * * *
    1) ( de moluscos) shell

    hacer concha — (Méx) to become hardened o toughened

    2) ( carey) tortoise shell
    3) (Teatr) prompt box
    4) (Ven) (cáscara - de verduras, fruta) skin; (- del queso) rind; (- del pan) crust; (- de maníes) shell

    concha de mango — (Ven fam) trick question

    5) (Méx) (Dep) protection box, box
    6) (AmS vulg) ( de mujer) cunt (vulg)

    la concha de su madre! — (AmS vulg) shit! (vulg), fucking hell! (vulg)

    7) (AmL exc CS fam: en algunas regiones vulg) ( descaro) nerve (colloq), cheek (BrE colloq)
    * * *
    = shell, seashell.

    Ex: It describes the annual hobby exchanges week for 6th grade pupils at King's Cristian School library, when pupils swap collectable items eg baseball cards, stamps, coins and shells.

    Ex: She sits at the hospital piano each afternoon with lotus blossoms and seashells braided in her hair.
    * concha de mar = seashell.
    * concha marina = seashell.

    * * *
    hacer concha ( Méx); to become hardened o toughened
    meterse en su concha to retreat into one's shell
    está siempre metido en su concha he never comes out of his shell, he's always retreating into his shell
    Compuesto:
    ( Chi) mother-of-pearl
    B (carey) tortoise shell
    gafas/peine de concha tortoiseshell glasses/comb
    C (ensenada) cove
    D ( Teatr) prompt box
    E ( Ven)
    2 (cáscara — de verduras, fruta) skin; (— del queso) rind; (— del pan) crust; (— de maníes) shell
    concha de mango ( Ven fam); trick question
    estaba lleno de conchas de mango it was full of trick questions
    me caí en una concha de mango I fell into a trap
    F ( Ven arg) (de terroristas, ladrones) safe house
    G ( Méx) ( Dep) protection box, box
    H ( AmS vulg) (de una mujer) cunt ( vulg), beaver ( AmE sl), fanny ( BrE sl)
    Compuesto:
    masculine and feminine ( AmS vulg) ( masculine) bastard ( vulg), son of a bitch ( AmE vulg); ( feminine) bitch ( vulg)
    ¡la concha de su madre! ( AmS vulg); shit! ( vulg), fucking hell! ( vulg)
    I ( AmL exc CS fam: en algunas regiones vulg) (descaro) nerve ( colloq), cheek ( BrE colloq)
    ¡qué (tal) concha la de Jorge! Jorge's got a lot of nerve!, Jorge's got a bloody nerve o cheek! ( BrE sl)
    con concha y cara de perro ( Ven arg): y con concha y cara de perro vino y me pidió más and he had the nerve o ( BrE) cheek o ( BrE) brass to come and ask me for more! ( colloq)
    * * *

     

    concha sustantivo femenino

    concha nácar (Méx) or (Chi) de perla mother-of-pearl

    c) (Teatr) prompt box

    d) (Ven) ( cáscara — de verduras, fruta) skin;

    (— del queso) rind;
    (— del pan) crust;
    (— de nueces) shell
    concha sustantivo femenino
    1 Zool shell
    2 (material, carey) tortoiseshell
    3 LAm vulgar cunt
    ' concha' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    caracol
    - vieira
    English:
    seashell
    - shell
    - mother
    - pearl
    - sea
    - tortoiseshell
    * * *
    concha nf
    1. [de molusco] shell
    concha de peregrino scallop
    2. [carey] tortoiseshell
    3. Teatro [del apuntador] prompt box
    4. Andes, RP Vulg [vulva] cunt;
    ¡concha de su madre! motherfucker!
    5. Ven [de árbol] bark;
    [de semilla] husk; [de manzana, pera] peel; [de naranja] rind; [de plátano] peel, skin; [del pan] crust; [de huevo] shell
    * * *
    f ZO shell;
    meterse en su concha fig withdraw into one’s shell
    * * *
    concha nf
    : conch, seashell
    * * *
    concha n shell

    Spanish-English dictionary > concha

  • 4 no

    adv.
    1 not.
    no sé I don't know
    no es fácil it's not easy, it isn't easy
    no tiene dinero he has no money, he hasn't got any money
    no veo nada I can't see anything
    todavía no not yet
    ¿has oído las noticias? — no have you heard the news? — no o no, I haven't
    ¿aprobó? — no did she pass? — no o no, she didn't
    ¿comen juntos? -- no siempre do they go for lunch together? -- not always
    no fumadores non-smokers
    2 no, not.
    intj.
    no, nah, no way, nay.
    m.
    no.
    * * *
    NO
    1 ( nordoeste) northwest; (símbolo) NW
    * * *
    adv.
    1) no, not
    2) non
    * * *
    ABR
    = noroeste NW
    * * *
    (= noroeste) NW
    * * *
    = by no means, NOT, nay, no, not.
    Nota: Negación usada con verbos; para los nombres, véase no.
    Ex. However, UDC is by no means always applied to this degree of detail in libraries.
    Ex. The Boolean logic operator NOT excludes records containing a particular word.
    Ex. Said another timidly, nay, sheepishly: 'You can see we need help, can't you Mr. Bibeau?'.
    Ex. In either case, the patient keys in the responses, which may be as simple as 'yes' or 'no'.
    Ex. The Boolean logic operator not excludes records containing a particular word.
    ----
    * alfabeto no romano = non-Roman alphabet.
    * aún no nacido = unborn.
    * aunque no lo creas = believe it or not.
    * base de datos no bibliográfica = non-bibliographic database.
    * catalogación no automatizada = non-computerised cataloguing.
    * con datos no pertinentes = dirty [dirtier -comp., dirtiest -sup.].
    * ¿de dónde si no...? = where else...?.
    * ¡Dios no lo quiera! = God forbid.
    * documento recuperado no pertinente = false drop.
    * el no va más = the be all and end all, the bee's knees.
    * el último pero no el menos importante = the last but by no means least.
    * encabezamiento no admitido = non-approved heading.
    * encabezamiento no específico = non-specific heading.
    * esto no quiere decir que = this is not to say that.
    * evaluación no intrusiva = unobtrusive evaluation.
    * información no codificada = non-coded information.
    * lo creas o no = believe it or not.
    * material no devuelto = non-return.
    * material no impreso = non-print [nonprint], non-print media.
    * modo no interactivo = non-interactive mode.
    * ¿no? = do you?, do you?.
    * no {predisponer} en contra = stay on + the right side of.
    * no abandonar = stick with, stand by.
    * no abrasivo = non-abrasive.
    * no aburrir a Alguien con todos los detalles = spare + Nombe + all the details.
    * no académico = non-academic.
    * no acentuado = unaccented.
    * no aceptar = disavow.
    * no aceptarse = go by + the board.
    * no aceptar un no por respuesta = not take + no for an answer.
    * no acercarse a = steer + clear of, stay away from, give + Nombre + a wide berth, steer away from.
    * no acercarse a Algo ni muerto = would not touch + Nombre + with a barge pole.
    * no ácido = acid-free.
    * no acostumbrado a = unfamiliar with.
    * no actual = non-current.
    * no actuando en capacidad de autor = non-authorial.
    * no actuar como se debe = be remiss.
    * no actuar correctamente = be remiss.
    * no actuar debidamente = be remiss.
    * no acudir = stay away.
    * no acuoso = non-aqueous.
    * no admitir discusión = be out of the question.
    * no adosado = detached.
    * no afectado = unaffected.
    * no afectar = be immune against, leave + unaffected.
    * no afiliado = unaffiliated.
    * no afín = nonrelative [non-relative].
    * no agobiarse = take + Posesivo + time.
    * no agravante = non-exacerbating.
    * no agrupado = unclustered.
    * no aguantar más = have had enough.
    * no aguantar ver Algo o Alguien = can't stand + sight.
    * no alcanzar a + Infinitivo (con mucho) = fall (far) short of + Gerundio.
    * no alergénico = non-allergenic.
    * no alfabetizado = non-literate.
    * no amante de la literatura = non-literary.
    * no americano = non-US, un-American.
    * no amortizable = irredeemable.
    * no analizado = unexamined.
    * no anclado = unanchored.
    * no andar con reparos = make + no bones about + Algo.
    * no andar con tapujos = make + no bones about + Algo.
    * no andar en nada bueno = be up to no good, get up to + no good.
    * no andar muy equivocado = be in the right realm.
    * no andarse con rodeos = call + a spade a spade.
    * no antes de = no sooner than.
    * no añorar el pasado = never + look back.
    * no aparecer = be not included.
    * no apartarse del buen camino = keep on + the right track.
    * no aprovechar Algo lo suficiente = under-exploit [underexploit].
    * no aprovechar el potencial = fall (far) short of + potential, fall (far) behind + potential.
    * no apto para menores = X-rated.
    * no arrepentirse = not look back, never + look back.
    * no arriesgarse = play it + safe.
    * no asignado = unallocated, unassigned.
    * no asistencia = non-attendance.
    * no asistente = non-attender [nonattender].
    * no asistir = stay away.
    * no atendido = unsatisfied.
    * no atreverse a = flinch at/from, have + no stomach for.
    * no atreverse a tratar = fear to + tread.
    * no auténtico = unauthentic.
    * no autorizado = unauthorised [unauthorized, -USA], unapproved.
    * no avanzar = tread + water.
    * no avanzar más = go + no further.
    * no bajarse del burro = stick to + Posesivo + guns.
    * no bastar = not be good enough.
    * no bibliográfico = non-book [nonbook], non-bibliographic, non-bibliographical.
    * no bibliotecario = non-librarian.
    * no británico = non-UK.
    * no buscarle las pulgas al perro = let + sleeping dogs lie.
    * no cabe ni un alfiler = no room to swing a cat.
    * no caber en sí de alegría = thrill + Nombre + to bits, be chuffed to bits, be tickled pink.
    * no cambiar = keep + it up, keep up + the good work, keep up + the great work, stand + pat.
    * no canjeable = irredeemable.
    * no cantante = nonsinger.
    * no cantes victoria antes de tiempo = don't count your chickens before they are hatched.
    * no captar la idea = miss + the point.
    * no ceder = stand + Posesivo + ground, put + Posesivo + foot down.
    * no ceder a las presiones = withstand + pressure.
    * no ceder terreno = stand + Posesivo + ground.
    * no centrado = unfocused [unfocussed].
    * no científico = unscientific.
    * no cobrado = uncollected.
    * no codificado = non-coded.
    * no coercitivo = non-coercive.
    * no coger Algo = go (way) over + Posesivo + head.
    * no coger por sorpresa = come as + no surprise.
    * no coincidente = ill matched.
    * no colar = Negativo + hold + water.
    * no comentado = unannotated.
    * no comercial = non-profit making, non-commercial [noncommercial].
    * no compatible = non-compatible.
    * no compensatorio = non-compensatory [noncompensatory].
    * no comprender = be beyond + Pronombre.
    * no comprobado = untested.
    * no comprometido = uncommitted.
    * no concebirse desde ningún punto de vista = be impossible under any hypothesis.
    * no concentrado = unfocused [unfocussed].
    * no concentrar el esfuerzo = spread + Nombre + thinly.
    * no concordar con = be at odds with.
    * no conducir a nada = be exercises in + futility.
    * no conductual = nonbehavioural [nonbehavioral, -USA].
    * no confirmado = unsubstantiated.
    * no conformarse con un no = not take + no for an answer.
    * no conmovedor = unmoving.
    * no conocer a Alguien de nada = not know + Pronombre + from Adam.
    * no conocer a Alguien para nada = not know + Pronombre + from Adam.
    * no conseguir nada = achieve + nothing.
    * no conseguir ni una cosa ni otra = fall (between/through) + the cracks.
    * no considerarse parte de = hold + Reflexivo + apart from.
    * no consumible = nonconsumptive.
    * no consumidor = nonconsumptive.
    * no contagioso = non-contagious.
    * no contaminado = untainted, uncontaminated.
    * no contar = be out of the picture.
    * no contar con = leave + Nombre + out of the picture, drop + Nombre + out of the picture.
    * no contar con la aprobación = frown on/upon.
    * no contencioso = non-contentious.
    * no convencional = non-conventional.
    * no convexo = nonconvex [non-convex].
    * no corregido = uncorrected.
    * no correlativo = non-consecutive.
    * no correr prisa = there + be + no hurry.
    * no corroborado = unsubstantiated.
    * no creerse Algo al pie de la letra = take + Nombre + with a pinch of salt.
    * no creerse Algo del todo = take + Nombre + with a pinch of salt.
    * no crítico = non-critical.
    * no cualificado = unskilled.
    * no cuestionarse la veracidad de Algo temporalmente = suspend + disbelief.
    * no cumplido = unfulfilled, unrealised [unrealized, -USA].
    * no cumplir = fall + short of, welsh on.
    * no cumplir con el plazo de publicación = miss + publication deadline.
    * no cumplir con + Posesivo + deber = be remiss.
    * no cumplir las expectativas = fall + short of expectations.
    * no cumplir lo esperado = fall + short of expectations.
    * no cumplir lo prometido = fall + short of + Posesivo + promise.
    * no cumplir una norma = fall (far) short of + norm.
    * no cumplir un objetivo = fall + short of goal.
    * no cumplir unos criterios = fall (far) short of + criteria.
    * no cumplir unos requisitos = fall + short of requirements.
    * no cursar una asignatura = skip + grades.
    * no dar crédito a = disbelief.
    * no dar crédito a + Posesivo + oídos = not believe + Posesivo + ears.
    * no dar crédito a + Posesivo + ojos = not believe + Posesivo + eyes.
    * no dar fruto = come to + nothing.
    * no darle demasiada importancia a Algo = think + little of.
    * no darle demasiada importancia a + Infinitivo = think + nothing of + Gerundio.
    * no darle importancia a = think + very little about/of.
    * no dar más de sí = stretch + Nombre + to the limit, overstretch.
    * no dar ningún resultado = give + zero results, be of no avail, be to no avail.
    * no darse cuenta de = sneak under + the radar, go + unnoticed.
    * no darse de cuenta de = be blind to.
    * no darse por vencido fácilmente = not take + no for an answer.
    * no dar una impresión clara = send + mixed signals.
    * no debemos + Infinitivo = let us not + Infinitivo.
    * no deber nada = pay + Posesivo + dues.
    * no + deber + sorprender que = it + be + not surprising that.
    * no debes juzgar un libro por el color de sus pastas = don't judge a book by its cover, don't judge a book by its cover.
    * no debidamente reconocido = unsung.
    * no decir a Alguien lo que está ocurriendo = leave + Nombre + in the dark.
    * no decir nada = keep + quiet.
    * no decir nada a nadie = lips + seal.
    * no decir nada nuevo = much ado about nothing.
    * no decir palabrotas = watch + Posesivo + mouth.
    * no de comportamiento = nonbehavioural [nonbehavioral, -USA].
    * no de conducta = nonbehavioural [nonbehavioral, -USA].
    * no decreciente = non-decreasing.
    * no dedicado a la investigación = non-research.
    * no definido = unstated.
    * no definirse = sit on + the fence.
    * no dejar a nadie fuera = inclusivity.
    * no dejar de enviar + Nombre = keep + Nombre + coming.
    * no dejar de mandar + Nombre = keep + Nombre + coming.
    * no dejar duda = leave + little doubt.
    * no dejar entrar = turn + Nombre + away, keep out.
    * no dejar ninguna duda = leave + no doubt.
    * no dejar ni un cabo suelto = tie up + all the loose ends.
    * no dejar pasar = keep out.
    * no dejar pasar la oportunidad = ride + the wave.
    * no dejar títere con cabeza = turn + everything upside down.
    * no deliberado = unintentional.
    * no del todo maduro = underripe.
    * no democrático = undemocratic.
    * no desanimarse = keep + Posesivo + chin up.
    * no descansar en + Posesivo + tumba = spin + in + Posesivo + grave.
    * no descriptor = non-descriptor.
    * no deseado = unwanted, undesired, uninvited.
    * no desfallecer = keep up.
    * no desgastarse fácilmente = wear + well.
    * no desglosable = unbreakable.
    * no desmerecer = compare + favourably.
    * no destructivo = non-destructive.
    * no desvelar + Posesivo + identidad = protect + Posesivo + identity.
    * no determinista = nondeterministic [non-deterministic].
    * no devolverse = be non-refundable.
    * no diferenciador = nondistinctive.
    * no diferenciarse de = be nothing short of.
    * no digno de confianza = untrustworthy.
    * no discapacitado = able-bodied.
    * no disciplinario = impunitive.
    * no discriminatorio con respecto al sexo = gender neutral.
    * no disponible = not applicable [N/A].
    * no disponible para el préstamo = not-loanable.
    * no dispuesto = unprepared.
    * no distinguir entre... y... = make + little distinction between... and....
    * no distintivo = nondistinctive.
    * no distribuido = undelivered, undelivered.
    * no docente = non-teaching.
    * no económico = non-economic [noneconomic].
    * no educativo = non-teaching, non-educational.
    * no efímero = non-volatile [nonvolatile].
    * no eléctrico = nonelectrical [non-electrical].
    * no encontrar nada + Adjetivo = find far from + Adjetivo.
    * no encontrar ni el pie ni la cabeza = can't make head(s) or tail(s) of.
    * no encontrar palabras = be at a loss for words, be lost for words.
    * no en inglés = non-English.
    * no entender = be beyond + Pronombre.
    * no entender Algo = go (way) over + Posesivo + head.
    * no entender lo esencial = miss + the point.
    * no entender ni una papa de = can't make head(s) or tail(s) of.
    * no entendido por la materia = outsider.
    * no entregado = undelivered.
    * no envío = non-shipment.
    * no epiléptico = non-epileptic.
    * no es asombroso que = not surprisingly, unsurprisingly.
    * no escatimar = unstinting.
    * no escatimar dinero = lavish + money.
    * no escatimar gastos = go to + town on, lash out (on).
    * no escrito = unwritten.
    * no es de extrañar que = no wonder that, small wonder that.
    * no es de sorprender que = not surprisingly, unsurprisingly.
    * no esencial = non-essential [nonessential].
    * no es lo mismo en el caso de = the same is not true (for/of/with).
    * no especialista = non-expert [nonexpert].
    * no especializado = broader-based.
    * no especificar = leave + undefined.
    * no está claro todavía = the jury is still out (on).
    * no esta disponible = be down.
    * no estándar = non-standard [nonstandard].
    * no estar + Adjetivo + en absoluto = be far from + Adjetivo.
    * no estar a la altura de las expectativas = fall below + expectations.
    * no estar a la altura de lo que se espera = fall below + expectations, be below par, be under par.
    * no estar al tanto de = be out of touch with.
    * no estar bien equilibrado = skew.
    * no estar contento = be unhappy.
    * no estar convencido = be dubious.
    * no estar coordinado con = be out of step with.
    * no estar de acuerdo = be at variance, disagree, beg to differ.
    * no estar de acuerdo (con) = disapprove (of).
    * no estar de acuerdo con la idea de = disapprove of + the idea of.
    * no estar de suerte = be out of luck.
    * no estar deteriorado = unimpaired.
    * no estar disponible = be unavailable.
    * no estar dispuesto a = be unwilling to, be negatively disposed to.
    * no estar documentado = be undocumented.
    * no estar en condiciones de = be unfit for.
    * no estar en el mejor momento de Uno = be past + Posesivo + best.
    * no estar en funcionamiento = be down.
    * no estar en plenitud de facultades = be past + Posesivo + best.
    * no estar en + Posesivo + cabales = insane.
    * no estar en sintonía con = be out of step with.
    * no estar expuesto al público = be out of the public eye.
    * no estar familiarizado con = be unfamiliar with.
    * no estar finalizado (con mucho) = fall (far) short of + completeness.
    * no estar incluido = be not included.
    * no estar muy católico = feel + bad.
    * no estar muy lejos de = be just one step away from.
    * no estar nada + Adjetivo = be anything but + Adjetivo.
    * no estar nunca satisfecho = enough + be + not/never + enough.
    * no estar presente en = be absent (from).
    * no estar relacionado con = be unrelated to.
    * no estar seguro = be uncertain.
    * no estar seguro de = be unsure about/of.
    * no estar utilizable = be down.
    * no es una ciencia exacta = not (exactly) rocket science.
    * no es un misterio = not (exactly) rocket science.
    * no exacerbado = non-exacerbating.
    * no examinado = unexamined.
    * no exclusivo = non-exclusive.
    * no excluyente = inclusive, socially-inclusive.
    * no existe = not applicable [N/A].
    * no existir = be out of the picture.
    * no existir como tal = there + be + no such thing as, there + be + no such thing as.
    * no existir límites = there + be + no limit.
    * no existir muchos indicios de que = there + be + little sign of.
    * no existir ningún indicio de que = there + be + no sign of.
    * no experto = non-expert [nonexpert].
    * no explorado = unexplored.
    * no explosivo = non-explosive.
    * no expresado = unspoken, unstated.
    * no expuesto a la luz = unexposed.
    * no falla = reliable.
    * no faltar el respeto = be civil towards.
    * no familiarizado con = unfamiliar with.
    * no ferroso = non-ferrous [nonferrous].
    * no fibroso = non-fibrous.
    * no figurar = be not included.
    * no fijado = non-net.
    * no fructificar = come to + nothing.
    * no fumador = non-smoker, non-smoking.
    * no funcionar = be out of order.
    * no funcionario = untenured, non-tenured.
    * no + Futuro = won't [will not].
    * no ganado = unearned.
    * no guardar relación con = be incommensurate with.
    * no gubernamental = non-government, non-governmental [nongovernmental].
    * no gustar = have + a dislike for, dislike, be uncomfortable + Gerundio, be uncomfortable with, feel + uncomfortable with, feel + uncomfortable + Gerundio.
    * no haber = be unavailable.
    * no haber consecuencias = nothing + come of.
    * no + haber + dos + Nombre que = no two + Nombre.
    * no haber duda de que = there + be + no doubt that.
    * no haber duda (que) = there + be + no question (that).
    * no haber forma de = there + be + no way.
    * no haber indicios de que = there + be + no indication that.
    * no haber límites = there + be + no limit.
    * no haber llegado todavía = be yet to come.
    * no haber manera de = there + be + no way.
    * no haber modo de = there + be + no means of.
    * no haber muchas señales de que = there + be + little sign of.
    * no + haber + nada como = there + be + nothing like.
    * no haber nada de verdad en = there + be + any/no truth to.
    * no + haber + nada malo en = there + be + nothing wrong in/with.
    * no haber palabras para describirlo = beggar + description.
    * no haber pero que valer = not take + no for an answer.
    * no haber prisa = there + be + no hurry.
    * no haber problemas = be fine.
    * no haber señal de que = there + be + no sign of.
    * no habiendo = in the absence of.
    * no hace falta decir que = it goes without saying that, needless to say.
    * no hace mucho = in the recent past.
    * no hace mucho tiempo = not so long ago.
    * no hacer Algo ni muerto = would not touch + Nombre + with a barge pole.
    * no hacer Algo por cobardía = wimp out (on), wimp, chicken out (on/of).
    * no hacer Algo por miedo = wimp out (on), wimp, chicken out (on/of).
    * no hacer caso = brush aside.
    * no hacer caso a = turn + Posesivo + back on.
    * no hacer caso de = slight.
    * no hacer los deberes = be asleep at the wheel.
    * no hacer más que = do + no more than.
    * no hacer nada = vegetate, veg out.
    * no hacer nada al respecto = leave + unchecked.
    * no hacer nada de particular = do + nothing in particular.
    * no hacer ninguna gracia = not take + kindly to.
    * no hacer ningún cambio = stand + pat.
    * no hacer otra cosa que = do + nothing but.
    * no hacer sino = do + no more than.
    * no hay = there ain't [there aren't/isn't].
    * no hay dos sin tres = things + come in threes.
    * no hay duda de que = undoubtedly.
    * no hay escapatoria = needs must when the devil drives.
    * no hay forma de que = for the life of me.
    * no hay límite(s) = the sky is the limit.
    * no hay mal que por bien no venga = every cloud has a silver lining, be a blessing in disguise, to every cloud, there is a silver lining.
    * no hay manera de que = for the life of me.
    * no hay más remedio = needs must when the devil drives.
    * no hay modo de que = for the life of me.
    * no hay nada como = nothing beats....
    * no hay nada imposible = all bets are off.
    * no hay nada mejor que = nothing beats....
    * no hay nada oculto = what you see is what you get.
    * no hay + Nombre + que sean = no + Nombre + be.
    * no higroscópico = non-hygroscopic.
    * no hindú = non-Hindu.
    * no homosexual = straight man.
    * no humano = non-human [nonhuman].
    * no hurgar en la herida = let + sleeping dogs lie.
    * no idéntico = non-identical.
    * no identificado = unnamed.
    * no idoneidad = unsuitability.
    * no impacientarse con = bear with + Pronombre.
    * no importa = never mind, regardless of, whatever.
    * no importa + Adjetivo/Adverbio + que seaAdjetivo/Adverbio + que sea = however + Adjetivo/Adverbio.
    * no importa cómo = no matter how.
    * no importa lo + Adjetivo + que + Subjuntivo = no matter how + Adjetivo.
    * no importa lo bien = no matter how well.
    * No importa lo que se conoce, sino a quién se conoce = It's not what you know, but who you know.
    * no importa qué = whatever.
    * no importar = be all right with + Persona, make + no difference, cope with.
    * no importar Algo a Alguien = think + little of.
    * no importar en absoluto = have + no qualms about.
    * no importar + Infinitivo = think + nothing of + Gerundio.
    * no importar lo más mínimo = could not care less.
    * no importar lo que + pensar de = whatever + Pronombre + make of.
    * no importar nada = not give a damn, not give a shit, not give a fuck.
    * no importa si... o = no matter whether... or.
    * no impreso = unprinted.
    * no incluido = unlisted.
    * no incluye = exclusive of.
    * no indicado = unstated.
    * no + Indicativo = fail to + Infinitivo.
    * no + Infinitivo = failure to + Infinitivo.
    * no infringir las leyes = stay on + the right side of the law, keep on + the right side of the law.
    * no ingresado = unearned.
    * no inmiscuirse en = remain + uninvolved in, stay away from.
    * no inmutarse = not bat an eyelid, not bat an eyelash, keep + a stiff upper lip.
    * no inscripción = non-registration.
    * no intencional = non-intentional.
    * no interactivo = non-interactive.
    * no interesar = can't/couldn't be bothered.
    * no intervencionista = hands-off, isolationist.
    * no intrusivo = nonobtrusive.
    * no invasivo = noninvasive [non-invasive].
    * no invitado = uninvited.
    * no invitados, los = uninvited, the.
    * no involucrado = uninvolved.
    * no jerárquico = non-hierarchical.
    * no lector = non-reader [nonreader].
    * no letal = non-lethal.
    * no levantarse hasta tarde = have + a lie-in.
    * no librario = non-book [nonbook].
    * no lineal = nonlinear [non-linear].
    * no linealidad = nonlinearity [no-linearity].
    * no listo = unready.
    * no literario = unliterary, non-literary.
    * no llegar a = stop + short of, fall + short of.
    * no llegar a entender = miss + the mark, miss + the point.
    * no llegar a + Infinitivo (con mucho) = fall (far) short of + Gerundio.
    * no llegar a un ideal = fall + short of ideal.
    * no llevar a ninguna parte = achieve + nothing, go + nowhere.
    * no llevar a ningún fin = beat + a dead horse, flog + a dead horse, fart + in the wind.
    * no llevar a ningún sitio = go + nowhere.
    * no lo bastante lejos = not far enough.
    * no lo dudes = take it from me.
    * no lucrativo = non-profit [nonprofit], non-profit making.
    * no manifiesto = undeclared.
    * no MARC = non-MARC.
    * no más que = in any more than.
    * no materializarse = fall through.
    * Nombre + no tardará mucho en = it won't be long before + Nombre.
    * Nombre + no tardó mucho en = it wasn't long before + Nombre.
    * no médico = non-clinical.
    * no merecer la pena = be no good.
    * no merecerse Algo = be unworthy of.
    * no meterse en líos = keep out of + trouble.
    * no meterse en problemas = keep out of + trouble.
    * no miel sin hiel = no pain, no gain.
    * no miembro = non-member [nonmember].
    * no militar = nonmilitary.
    * no monográfico = non-monographic.
    * no morderse la lengua = call + a spade a spade.
    * no moverse = stay + put.
    * no mucho después = not long after.
    * no musical = non-musical.
    * no muy acertado = wide of the mark.
    * no muy apropiado = wide of the mark.
    * no muy bien informado = not-too-well-informed.
    * no muy despierto = slow.
    * no muy lejos = within easy travelling distance, not far behind, not far off, not far away, not far, not too far.
    * no muy listos, los = none-too-bright, the.
    * no nacido = unborn.
    * no necesitar mantenimiento = maintenance-free.
    * no nombrado = unnamed.
    * no nórdico = non-Nordic.
    * no obstaculizar = be out of the way of.
    * no obstante = albeit (that), however, nevertheless, nonetheless, still, yet, notwithstanding, none the less, though, that being said, all this said, when all is said and done.
    * no occidental = non-Western.
    * no ocultar las preferencias de Uno sobre Algo = make + no bones about + Algo.
    * no oficial = non-government.
    * no olvidar = bear in + mind, be aware of.
    * no ordenado = unsorted.
    * no orgánico = non-organic.
    * no parar mucho en un sitio = live out of + a suitcase.
    * no parecer que = there + be + no sign of, there + be + little sign of.
    * no parecerse en nada a = be nothing like.
    * no parecerse ni por asomo = different as night and day.
    * no parecer Uno Mismo = be out of character.
    * no participar = be out of the picture.
    * no participar en = be uninvolved in, remain + uninvolved in.
    * no partidista = non-partisan [nonpartisan].
    * no pasar mucho tiempo antes de que + Subjuntivo = be not long before + Indicativo.
    * no patentado = non-proprietary.
    * no pegar ni con cola = stick out like + a sore thumb.
    * no pensar en otra cosa que = be wrapped up in.
    * no pensar más en Algo = dismiss from + Posesivo + mind.
    * no pensar más que en = be wrapped up in.
    * no percatarse de = be blind to.
    * no percatarse de la importancia de Algo = have + no feeling for.
    * no perder de vista = keep + an eye on, keep + a beady eye on, keep in + sight.
    * no perder el ánimo = keep + Posesivo + chin up.
    * no perder el control = stay on top of, stay on + top of things, be on top of things.
    * no perder el trabajo = stay in + work.
    * no perder la cabeza = keep + a cool head, remain + cool-headed, play it + cool.
    * no perder la calma = keep + a cool head, remain + cool-headed, play it + cool.
    * no perderse = keep on + the right track.
    * no perderse en/por = find + Posesivo + way round/through.
    * no perderse mucho, no perderse nada = be no great loss.
    * no perderse nada = be no great loss.
    * no perfumado = non-scented.
    * no periódico = non-periodical.
    * no permitir = disallow.
    * no pertenecer a = have + no place in.
    * no perteneciente a la Comunidad Europea = non-EC.
    * no perteneciente al juzgado = out-of-court.
    * no pestañear = not bat an eyelid, not bat an eyelash.
    * no pillar Algo = go (way) over + Posesivo + head.
    * no pillar la idea = miss + the point.
    * no planificado = unplanned.
    * no poder = be unable to, cannot, can't [cannot].
    * no poder aguantar a Alguien = have + it in for + Nombre.
    * no poder conciliar el sueño = have + trouble sleeping, have + trouble sleeping.
    * no poder darse el lujo de = ill afford.
    * no poder dejar de mencionar = cannot but notice.
    * no poder dejar de recalcar la importancia de Algo = cannot + give + too much emphasis + to the importance of, the importance of + Nombre + cannot be stressed too strongly.
    * no poder dormir = sleeplessness.
    * no poder estarse quieto = have + the fidgets, fidget.
    * no poder evitar + Infinitivo = cannot help + Gerundio, cannot help but + Verbo.
    * no poder evitar mencionar = cannot but notice.
    * no poder hacer más que = do + little more than.
    * no poder permitirse = ill afford.
    * no poder permitirse el lujo de = ill afford.
    * no poder quitarse Algo de la cabeza = can't get it out of my mind.
    * no poderse buscar = be unsearchable.
    * no poderse negar que = there + be + no denying that.
    * no poder sino + Infinitivo = cannot help but + Verbo.
    * no poder ver a Alguien = have + it in for + Nombre.
    * no poder ver Algo o Alguien = can't stand + sight.
    * no polémico = non-controversial [noncontroversial], non-contentious.
    * no poner en duda = be unquestioned.
    * ¡No, por lo que más quieras! = Not on your life!.
    * no precipitarse = keep + a cool head, play it + cool.
    * no predisponer a Alguien en contra = keep on + the right side of.
    * no preguntes porque no te puedo decir la verdad = ask no questions and hear no lies.
    * no preocuparse que = rest + assured that.
    * no preparado = uninformed, unready, unprepared.
    * no presentado a examen = absent from exam.
    * no prestar atención = disregard, overlook, close + the door on, go + unheeded, fly in + the face of.
    * no prestar atención al hecho de que = overlook + the fact that.
    * no prestar la suficiente atención = give + short shrift.
    * no pretender ser = make + no claim to.
    * no probado = untested.
    * no procesado = unprocessed.
    * no profesional = non-professional [nonprofessional].
    * no programador = non-programmer.
    * no prolongado = unsustained.
    * no pronunciado = undelivered.
    * no prosperar = fall by + the wayside.
    * no provocado = unprovoked.
    * no publicado = unpublished.
    * no público = non-public.
    * no pude evitar notar que = couldn't help but notice (that).
    * no puedo aguantarlo = can't take it.
    * no puedo comprender = I can't get over.
    * no puedo entender cómo = can't get over how.
    * no quebrar = stay in + business.
    * no quedarse ahí = there + be + more to it than that.
    * no querer saber más nada de = drop + Nombre + like a hot potato, drop + Nombre + like a hot brick.
    * no querer saber nada de = want + nothing to do with.
    * no querer tener nada que ver con Algo = would not touch + Nombre + with a barge pole.
    * no querer tener nada que ver con = want + nothing to do with.
    * no racial = colour-blind.
    * no racista = race-neutral.
    * no realizado = unfulfilled, unrealised [unrealized, -USA].
    * no recargado = uncluttered.
    * no reciclable = non-recyclable.
    * no recogido = uncollected.
    * no recompensado = unrewarded.
    * no reconocido = unacknowledged, unrecognised [unrecognized, -USA].
    * no recopilado = uncollected.
    * no redimido = unredeemed.
    * no reembolsable = non-repayable, non-refundable.
    * no registrado = unlisted, unaffiliated.
    * no reglamentado = unregulated.
    * no regulado = unregulated.
    * no relacionado = unrelated, nonrelative [non-relative].
    * no relacionados entre sí = unrelated.
    * no relativo = nonrelative [non-relative].
    * no relevante = non-relevant.
    * no remunerado = unpaid, unsalaried, non-paying, unremunerated, non-remunerated.
    * no renovable = non-renewable.
    * no renovado = unrenewed.
    * no rentable = uneconomic, unprofitable.
    * no reparar en gastos = go to + town on, lash out (on).
    * no repartido = undelivered.
    * no representativo = unrepresentative.
    * no restrictivo = non-restrictive.
    * no restringido = non-restrictive, unconfined.
    * no resuelto = unresolved.
    * no resultar fácil = not be easy.
    * no retirado = uncollected.
    * * *
    (= noroeste) NW
    * * *
    no {predisponer} en contra
    (v.) = stay on + the right side of

    Ex: Many of the stories told about fairies seem to be cautionary tales, showing that they can be very helpful, as long as you stay on the right side of them.

    = by no means, NOT, nay, no, not.
    Nota: Negación usada con verbos; para los nombres, véase no.

    Ex: However, UDC is by no means always applied to this degree of detail in libraries.

    Ex: The Boolean logic operator NOT excludes records containing a particular word.
    Ex: Said another timidly, nay, sheepishly: 'You can see we need help, can't you Mr. Bibeau?'.
    Ex: In either case, the patient keys in the responses, which may be as simple as 'yes' or 'no'.
    Ex: The Boolean logic operator not excludes records containing a particular word.
    * alfabeto no romano = non-Roman alphabet.
    * aún no nacido = unborn.
    * aunque no lo creas = believe it or not.
    * base de datos no bibliográfica = non-bibliographic database.
    * catalogación no automatizada = non-computerised cataloguing.
    * con datos no pertinentes = dirty [dirtier -comp., dirtiest -sup.].
    * ¿de dónde si no...? = where else...?.
    * ¡Dios no lo quiera! = God forbid.
    * documento recuperado no pertinente = false drop.
    * el no va más = the be all and end all, the bee's knees.
    * el último pero no el menos importante = the last but by no means least.
    * encabezamiento no admitido = non-approved heading.
    * encabezamiento no específico = non-specific heading.
    * esto no quiere decir que = this is not to say that.
    * evaluación no intrusiva = unobtrusive evaluation.
    * información no codificada = non-coded information.
    * lo creas o no = believe it or not.
    * material no devuelto = non-return.
    * material no impreso = non-print [nonprint], non-print media.
    * modo no interactivo = non-interactive mode.
    * ¿no? = do you?, do you?.
    * no {predisponer} en contra = stay on + the right side of.
    * no abandonar = stick with, stand by.
    * no abrasivo = non-abrasive.
    * no aburrir a Alguien con todos los detalles = spare + Nombe + all the details.
    * no académico = non-academic.
    * no acentuado = unaccented.
    * no aceptar = disavow.
    * no aceptarse = go by + the board.
    * no aceptar un no por respuesta = not take + no for an answer.
    * no acercarse a = steer + clear of, stay away from, give + Nombre + a wide berth, steer away from.
    * no acercarse a Algo ni muerto = would not touch + Nombre + with a barge pole.
    * no ácido = acid-free.
    * no acostumbrado a = unfamiliar with.
    * no actual = non-current.
    * no actuando en capacidad de autor = non-authorial.
    * no actuar como se debe = be remiss.
    * no actuar correctamente = be remiss.
    * no actuar debidamente = be remiss.
    * no acudir = stay away.
    * no acuoso = non-aqueous.
    * no admitir discusión = be out of the question.
    * no adosado = detached.
    * no afectado = unaffected.
    * no afectar = be immune against, leave + unaffected.
    * no afiliado = unaffiliated.
    * no afín = nonrelative [non-relative].
    * no agobiarse = take + Posesivo + time.
    * no agravante = non-exacerbating.
    * no agrupado = unclustered.
    * no aguantar más = have had enough.
    * no aguantar ver Algo o Alguien = can't stand + sight.
    * no alcanzar a + Infinitivo (con mucho) = fall (far) short of + Gerundio.
    * no alergénico = non-allergenic.
    * no alfabetizado = non-literate.
    * no amante de la literatura = non-literary.
    * no americano = non-US, un-American.
    * no amortizable = irredeemable.
    * no analizado = unexamined.
    * no anclado = unanchored.
    * no andar con reparos = make + no bones about + Algo.
    * no andar con tapujos = make + no bones about + Algo.
    * no andar en nada bueno = be up to no good, get up to + no good.
    * no andar muy equivocado = be in the right realm.
    * no andarse con rodeos = call + a spade a spade.
    * no antes de = no sooner than.
    * no añorar el pasado = never + look back.
    * no aparecer = be not included.
    * no apartarse del buen camino = keep on + the right track.
    * no aprovechar Algo lo suficiente = under-exploit [underexploit].
    * no aprovechar el potencial = fall (far) short of + potential, fall (far) behind + potential.
    * no apto para menores = X-rated.
    * no arrepentirse = not look back, never + look back.
    * no arriesgarse = play it + safe.
    * no asignado = unallocated, unassigned.
    * no asistencia = non-attendance.
    * no asistente = non-attender [nonattender].
    * no asistir = stay away.
    * no atendido = unsatisfied.
    * no atreverse a = flinch at/from, have + no stomach for.
    * no atreverse a tratar = fear to + tread.
    * no auténtico = unauthentic.
    * no autorizado = unauthorised [unauthorized, -USA], unapproved.
    * no avanzar = tread + water.
    * no avanzar más = go + no further.
    * no bajarse del burro = stick to + Posesivo + guns.
    * no bastar = not be good enough.
    * no bibliográfico = non-book [nonbook], non-bibliographic, non-bibliographical.
    * no bibliotecario = non-librarian.
    * no británico = non-UK.
    * no buscarle las pulgas al perro = let + sleeping dogs lie.
    * no cabe ni un alfiler = no room to swing a cat.
    * no caber en sí de alegría = thrill + Nombre + to bits, be chuffed to bits, be tickled pink.
    * no cambiar = keep + it up, keep up + the good work, keep up + the great work, stand + pat.
    * no canjeable = irredeemable.
    * no cantante = nonsinger.
    * no cantes victoria antes de tiempo = don't count your chickens before they are hatched.
    * no captar la idea = miss + the point.
    * no ceder = stand + Posesivo + ground, put + Posesivo + foot down.
    * no ceder a las presiones = withstand + pressure.
    * no ceder terreno = stand + Posesivo + ground.
    * no centrado = unfocused [unfocussed].
    * no científico = unscientific.
    * no cobrado = uncollected.
    * no codificado = non-coded.
    * no coercitivo = non-coercive.
    * no coger Algo = go (way) over + Posesivo + head.
    * no coger por sorpresa = come as + no surprise.
    * no coincidente = ill matched.
    * no colar = Negativo + hold + water.
    * no comentado = unannotated.
    * no comercial = non-profit making, non-commercial [noncommercial].
    * no compatible = non-compatible.
    * no compensatorio = non-compensatory [noncompensatory].
    * no comprender = be beyond + Pronombre.
    * no comprobado = untested.
    * no comprometido = uncommitted.
    * no concebirse desde ningún punto de vista = be impossible under any hypothesis.
    * no concentrado = unfocused [unfocussed].
    * no concentrar el esfuerzo = spread + Nombre + thinly.
    * no concordar con = be at odds with.
    * no conducir a nada = be exercises in + futility.
    * no conductual = nonbehavioural [nonbehavioral, -USA].
    * no confirmado = unsubstantiated.
    * no conformarse con un no = not take + no for an answer.
    * no conmovedor = unmoving.
    * no conocer a Alguien de nada = not know + Pronombre + from Adam.
    * no conocer a Alguien para nada = not know + Pronombre + from Adam.
    * no conseguir nada = achieve + nothing.
    * no conseguir ni una cosa ni otra = fall (between/through) + the cracks.
    * no considerarse parte de = hold + Reflexivo + apart from.
    * no consumible = nonconsumptive.
    * no consumidor = nonconsumptive.
    * no contagioso = non-contagious.
    * no contaminado = untainted, uncontaminated.
    * no contar = be out of the picture.
    * no contar con = leave + Nombre + out of the picture, drop + Nombre + out of the picture.
    * no contar con la aprobación = frown on/upon.
    * no contencioso = non-contentious.
    * no convencional = non-conventional.
    * no convexo = nonconvex [non-convex].
    * no corregido = uncorrected.
    * no correlativo = non-consecutive.
    * no correr prisa = there + be + no hurry.
    * no corroborado = unsubstantiated.
    * no creerse Algo al pie de la letra = take + Nombre + with a pinch of salt.
    * no creerse Algo del todo = take + Nombre + with a pinch of salt.
    * no crítico = non-critical.
    * no cualificado = unskilled.
    * no cuestionarse la veracidad de Algo temporalmente = suspend + disbelief.
    * no cumplido = unfulfilled, unrealised [unrealized, -USA].
    * no cumplir = fall + short of, welsh on.
    * no cumplir con el plazo de publicación = miss + publication deadline.
    * no cumplir con + Posesivo + deber = be remiss.
    * no cumplir las expectativas = fall + short of expectations.
    * no cumplir lo esperado = fall + short of expectations.
    * no cumplir lo prometido = fall + short of + Posesivo + promise.
    * no cumplir una norma = fall (far) short of + norm.
    * no cumplir un objetivo = fall + short of goal.
    * no cumplir unos criterios = fall (far) short of + criteria.
    * no cumplir unos requisitos = fall + short of requirements.
    * no cursar una asignatura = skip + grades.
    * no dar crédito a = disbelief.
    * no dar crédito a + Posesivo + oídos = not believe + Posesivo + ears.
    * no dar crédito a + Posesivo + ojos = not believe + Posesivo + eyes.
    * no dar fruto = come to + nothing.
    * no darle demasiada importancia a Algo = think + little of.
    * no darle demasiada importancia a + Infinitivo = think + nothing of + Gerundio.
    * no darle importancia a = think + very little about/of.
    * no dar más de sí = stretch + Nombre + to the limit, overstretch.
    * no dar ningún resultado = give + zero results, be of no avail, be to no avail.
    * no darse cuenta de = sneak under + the radar, go + unnoticed.
    * no darse de cuenta de = be blind to.
    * no darse por vencido fácilmente = not take + no for an answer.
    * no dar una impresión clara = send + mixed signals.
    * no debemos + Infinitivo = let us not + Infinitivo.
    * no deber nada = pay + Posesivo + dues.
    * no + deber + sorprender que = it + be + not surprising that.
    * no debes juzgar un libro por el color de sus pastas = don't judge a book by its cover, don't judge a book by its cover.
    * no debidamente reconocido = unsung.
    * no decir a Alguien lo que está ocurriendo = leave + Nombre + in the dark.
    * no decir nada = keep + quiet.
    * no decir nada a nadie = lips + seal.
    * no decir nada nuevo = much ado about nothing.
    * no decir palabrotas = watch + Posesivo + mouth.
    * no de comportamiento = nonbehavioural [nonbehavioral, -USA].
    * no de conducta = nonbehavioural [nonbehavioral, -USA].
    * no decreciente = non-decreasing.
    * no dedicado a la investigación = non-research.
    * no definido = unstated.
    * no definirse = sit on + the fence.
    * no dejar a nadie fuera = inclusivity.
    * no dejar de enviar + Nombre = keep + Nombre + coming.
    * no dejar de mandar + Nombre = keep + Nombre + coming.
    * no dejar duda = leave + little doubt.
    * no dejar entrar = turn + Nombre + away, keep out.
    * no dejar ninguna duda = leave + no doubt.
    * no dejar ni un cabo suelto = tie up + all the loose ends.
    * no dejar pasar = keep out.
    * no dejar pasar la oportunidad = ride + the wave.
    * no dejar títere con cabeza = turn + everything upside down.
    * no deliberado = unintentional.
    * no del todo maduro = underripe.
    * no democrático = undemocratic.
    * no desanimarse = keep + Posesivo + chin up.
    * no descansar en + Posesivo + tumba = spin + in + Posesivo + grave.
    * no descriptor = non-descriptor.
    * no deseado = unwanted, undesired, uninvited.
    * no desfallecer = keep up.
    * no desgastarse fácilmente = wear + well.
    * no desglosable = unbreakable.
    * no desmerecer = compare + favourably.
    * no destructivo = non-destructive.
    * no desvelar + Posesivo + identidad = protect + Posesivo + identity.
    * no determinista = nondeterministic [non-deterministic].
    * no devolverse = be non-refundable.
    * no diferenciador = nondistinctive.
    * no diferenciarse de = be nothing short of.
    * no digno de confianza = untrustworthy.
    * no discapacitado = able-bodied.
    * no disciplinario = impunitive.
    * no discriminatorio con respecto al sexo = gender neutral.
    * no disponible = not applicable [N/A].
    * no disponible para el préstamo = not-loanable.
    * no dispuesto = unprepared.
    * no distinguir entre... y... = make + little distinction between... and....
    * no distintivo = nondistinctive.
    * no distribuido = undelivered, undelivered.
    * no docente = non-teaching.
    * no económico = non-economic [noneconomic].
    * no educativo = non-teaching, non-educational.
    * no efímero = non-volatile [nonvolatile].
    * no eléctrico = nonelectrical [non-electrical].
    * no encontrar nada + Adjetivo = find far from + Adjetivo.
    * no encontrar ni el pie ni la cabeza = can't make head(s) or tail(s) of.
    * no encontrar palabras = be at a loss for words, be lost for words.
    * no en inglés = non-English.
    * no entender = be beyond + Pronombre.
    * no entender Algo = go (way) over + Posesivo + head.
    * no entender lo esencial = miss + the point.
    * no entender ni una papa de = can't make head(s) or tail(s) of.
    * no entendido por la materia = outsider.
    * no entregado = undelivered.
    * no envío = non-shipment.
    * no epiléptico = non-epileptic.
    * no es asombroso que = not surprisingly, unsurprisingly.
    * no escatimar = unstinting.
    * no escatimar dinero = lavish + money.
    * no escatimar gastos = go to + town on, lash out (on).
    * no escrito = unwritten.
    * no es de extrañar que = no wonder that, small wonder that.
    * no es de sorprender que = not surprisingly, unsurprisingly.
    * no esencial = non-essential [nonessential].
    * no es lo mismo en el caso de = the same is not true (for/of/with).
    * no especialista = non-expert [nonexpert].
    * no especializado = broader-based.
    * no especificar = leave + undefined.
    * no está claro todavía = the jury is still out (on).
    * no esta disponible = be down.
    * no estándar = non-standard [nonstandard].
    * no estar + Adjetivo + en absoluto = be far from + Adjetivo.
    * no estar a la altura de las expectativas = fall below + expectations.
    * no estar a la altura de lo que se espera = fall below + expectations, be below par, be under par.
    * no estar al tanto de = be out of touch with.
    * no estar bien equilibrado = skew.
    * no estar contento = be unhappy.
    * no estar convencido = be dubious.
    * no estar coordinado con = be out of step with.
    * no estar de acuerdo = be at variance, disagree, beg to differ.
    * no estar de acuerdo (con) = disapprove (of).
    * no estar de acuerdo con la idea de = disapprove of + the idea of.
    * no estar de suerte = be out of luck.
    * no estar deteriorado = unimpaired.
    * no estar disponible = be unavailable.
    * no estar dispuesto a = be unwilling to, be negatively disposed to.
    * no estar documentado = be undocumented.
    * no estar en condiciones de = be unfit for.
    * no estar en el mejor momento de Uno = be past + Posesivo + best.
    * no estar en funcionamiento = be down.
    * no estar en plenitud de facultades = be past + Posesivo + best.
    * no estar en + Posesivo + cabales = insane.
    * no estar en sintonía con = be out of step with.
    * no estar expuesto al público = be out of the public eye.
    * no estar familiarizado con = be unfamiliar with.
    * no estar finalizado (con mucho) = fall (far) short of + completeness.
    * no estar incluido = be not included.
    * no estar muy católico = feel + bad.
    * no estar muy lejos de = be just one step away from.
    * no estar nada + Adjetivo = be anything but + Adjetivo.
    * no estar nunca satisfecho = enough + be + not/never + enough.
    * no estar presente en = be absent (from).
    * no estar relacionado con = be unrelated to.
    * no estar seguro = be uncertain.
    * no estar seguro de = be unsure about/of.
    * no estar utilizable = be down.
    * no es una ciencia exacta = not (exactly) rocket science.
    * no es un misterio = not (exactly) rocket science.
    * no exacerbado = non-exacerbating.
    * no examinado = unexamined.
    * no exclusivo = non-exclusive.
    * no excluyente = inclusive, socially-inclusive.
    * no existe = not applicable [N/A].
    * no existir = be out of the picture.
    * no existir como tal = there + be + no such thing as, there + be + no such thing as.
    * no existir límites = there + be + no limit.
    * no existir muchos indicios de que = there + be + little sign of.
    * no existir ningún indicio de que = there + be + no sign of.
    * no experto = non-expert [nonexpert].
    * no explorado = unexplored.
    * no explosivo = non-explosive.
    * no expresado = unspoken, unstated.
    * no expuesto a la luz = unexposed.
    * no falla = reliable.
    * no faltar el respeto = be civil towards.
    * no familiarizado con = unfamiliar with.
    * no ferroso = non-ferrous [nonferrous].
    * no fibroso = non-fibrous.
    * no figurar = be not included.
    * no fijado = non-net.
    * no fructificar = come to + nothing.
    * no fumador = non-smoker, non-smoking.
    * no funcionar = be out of order.
    * no funcionario = untenured, non-tenured.
    * no + Futuro = won't [will not].
    * no ganado = unearned.
    * no guardar relación con = be incommensurate with.
    * no gubernamental = non-government, non-governmental [nongovernmental].
    * no gustar = have + a dislike for, dislike, be uncomfortable + Gerundio, be uncomfortable with, feel + uncomfortable with, feel + uncomfortable + Gerundio.
    * no haber = be unavailable.
    * no haber consecuencias = nothing + come of.
    * no + haber + dos + Nombre que = no two + Nombre.
    * no haber duda de que = there + be + no doubt that.
    * no haber duda (que) = there + be + no question (that).
    * no haber forma de = there + be + no way.
    * no haber indicios de que = there + be + no indication that.
    * no haber límites = there + be + no limit.
    * no haber llegado todavía = be yet to come.
    * no haber manera de = there + be + no way.
    * no haber modo de = there + be + no means of.
    * no haber muchas señales de que = there + be + little sign of.
    * no + haber + nada como = there + be + nothing like.
    * no haber nada de verdad en = there + be + any/no truth to.
    * no + haber + nada malo en = there + be + nothing wrong in/with.
    * no haber palabras para describirlo = beggar + description.
    * no haber pero que valer = not take + no for an answer.
    * no haber prisa = there + be + no hurry.
    * no haber problemas = be fine.
    * no haber señal de que = there + be + no sign of.
    * no habiendo = in the absence of.
    * no hace falta decir que = it goes without saying that, needless to say.
    * no hace mucho = in the recent past.
    * no hace mucho tiempo = not so long ago.
    * no hacer Algo ni muerto = would not touch + Nombre + with a barge pole.
    * no hacer Algo por cobardía = wimp out (on), wimp, chicken out (on/of).
    * no hacer Algo por miedo = wimp out (on), wimp, chicken out (on/of).
    * no hacer caso = brush aside.
    * no hacer caso a = turn + Posesivo + back on.
    * no hacer caso de = slight.
    * no hacer los deberes = be asleep at the wheel.
    * no hacer más que = do + no more than.
    * no hacer nada = vegetate, veg out.
    * no hacer nada al respecto = leave + unchecked.
    * no hacer nada de particular = do + nothing in particular.
    * no hacer ninguna gracia = not take + kindly to.
    * no hacer ningún cambio = stand + pat.
    * no hacer otra cosa que = do + nothing but.
    * no hacer sino = do + no more than.
    * no hay = there ain't [there aren't/isn't].
    * no hay dos sin tres = things + come in threes.
    * no hay duda de que = undoubtedly.
    * no hay escapatoria = needs must when the devil drives.
    * no hay forma de que = for the life of me.
    * no hay límite(s) = the sky is the limit.
    * no hay mal que por bien no venga = every cloud has a silver lining, be a blessing in disguise, to every cloud, there is a silver lining.
    * no hay manera de que = for the life of me.
    * no hay más remedio = needs must when the devil drives.
    * no hay modo de que = for the life of me.
    * no hay nada como = nothing beats....
    * no hay nada imposible = all bets are off.
    * no hay nada mejor que = nothing beats....
    * no hay nada oculto = what you see is what you get.
    * no hay + Nombre + que sean = no + Nombre + be.
    * no higroscópico = non-hygroscopic.
    * no hindú = non-Hindu.
    * no homosexual = straight man.
    * no humano = non-human [nonhuman].
    * no hurgar en la herida = let + sleeping dogs lie.
    * no idéntico = non-identical.
    * no identificado = unnamed.
    * no idoneidad = unsuitability.
    * no impacientarse con = bear with + Pronombre.
    * no importa = never mind, regardless of, whatever.
    * no importa + Adjetivo/Adverbio + que seaAdjetivo/Adverbio + que sea = however + Adjetivo/Adverbio.
    * no importa cómo = no matter how.
    * no importa lo + Adjetivo + que + Subjuntivo = no matter how + Adjetivo.
    * no importa lo bien = no matter how well.
    * No importa lo que se conoce, sino a quién se conoce = It's not what you know, but who you know.
    * no importa qué = whatever.
    * no importar = be all right with + Persona, make + no difference, cope with.
    * no importar Algo a Alguien = think + little of.
    * no importar en absoluto = have + no qualms about.
    * no importar + Infinitivo = think + nothing of + Gerundio.
    * no importar lo más mínimo = could not care less.
    * no importar lo que + pensar de = whatever + Pronombre + make of.
    * no importar nada = not give a damn, not give a shit, not give a fuck.
    * no importa si... o = no matter whether... or.
    * no impreso = unprinted.
    * no incluido = unlisted.
    * no incluye = exclusive of.
    * no indicado = unstated.
    * no + Indicativo = fail to + Infinitivo.
    * no + Infinitivo = failure to + Infinitivo.
    * no infringir las leyes = stay on + the right side of the law, keep on + the right side of the law.
    * no ingresado = unearned.
    * no inmiscuirse en = remain + uninvolved in, stay away from.
    * no inmutarse = not bat an eyelid, not bat an eyelash, keep + a stiff upper lip.
    * no inscripción = non-registration.
    * no intencional = non-intentional.
    * no interactivo = non-interactive.
    * no interesar = can't/couldn't be bothered.
    * no intervencionista = hands-off, isolationist.
    * no intrusivo = nonobtrusive.
    * no invasivo = noninvasive [non-invasive].
    * no invitado = uninvited.
    * no invitados, los = uninvited, the.
    * no involucrado = uninvolved.
    * no jerárquico = non-hierarchical.
    * no lector = non-reader [nonreader].
    * no letal = non-lethal.
    * no levantarse hasta tarde = have + a lie-in.
    * no librario = non-book [nonbook].
    * no lineal = nonlinear [non-linear].
    * no linealidad = nonlinearity [no-linearity].
    * no listo = unready.
    * no literario = unliterary, non-literary.
    * no llegar a = stop + short of, fall + short of.
    * no llegar a entender = miss + the mark, miss + the point.
    * no llegar a + Infinitivo (con mucho) = fall (far) short of + Gerundio.
    * no llegar a un ideal = fall + short of ideal.
    * no llevar a ninguna parte = achieve + nothing, go + nowhere.
    * no llevar a ningún fin = beat + a dead horse, flog + a dead horse, fart + in the wind.
    * no llevar a ningún sitio = go + nowhere.
    * no lo bastante lejos = not far enough.
    * no lo dudes = take it from me.
    * no lucrativo = non-profit [nonprofit], non-profit making.
    * no manifiesto = undeclared.
    * no MARC = non-MARC.
    * no más que = in any more than.
    * no materializarse = fall through.
    * Nombre + no tardará mucho en = it won't be long before + Nombre.
    * Nombre + no tardó mucho en = it wasn't long before + Nombre.
    * no médico = non-clinical.
    * no merecer la pena = be no good.
    * no merecerse Algo = be unworthy of.
    * no meterse en líos = keep out of + trouble.
    * no meterse en problemas = keep out of + trouble.
    * no miel sin hiel = no pain, no gain.
    * no miembro = non-member [nonmember].
    * no militar = nonmilitary.
    * no monográfico = non-monographic.
    * no morderse la lengua = call + a spade a spade.
    * no moverse = stay + put.
    * no mucho después = not long after.
    * no musical = non-musical.
    * no muy acertado = wide of the mark.
    * no muy apropiado = wide of the mark.
    * no muy bien informado = not-too-well-informed.
    * no muy despierto = slow.
    * no muy lejos = within easy travelling distance, not far behind, not far off, not far away, not far, not too far.
    * no muy listos, los = none-too-bright, the.
    * no nacido = unborn.
    * no necesitar mantenimiento = maintenance-free.
    * no nombrado = unnamed.
    * no nórdico = non-Nordic.
    * no obstaculizar = be out of the way of.
    * no obstante = albeit (that), however, nevertheless, nonetheless, still, yet, notwithstanding, none the less, though, that being said, all this said, when all is said and done.
    * no occidental = non-Western.
    * no ocultar las preferencias de Uno sobre Algo = make + no bones about + Algo.
    * no oficial = non-government.
    * no olvidar = bear in + mind, be aware of.
    * no ordenado = unsorted.
    * no orgánico = non-organic.
    * no parar mucho en un sitio = live out of + a suitcase.
    * no parecer que = there + be + no sign of, there + be + little sign of.
    * no parecerse en nada a = be nothing like.
    * no parecerse ni por asomo = different as night and day.
    * no parecer Uno Mismo = be out of character.
    * no participar = be out of the picture.
    * no participar en = be uninvolved in, remain + uninvolved in.
    * no partidista = non-partisan [nonpartisan].
    * no pasar mucho tiempo antes de que + Subjuntivo = be not long before + Indicativo.
    * no patentado = non-proprietary.
    * no pegar ni con cola = stick out like + a sore thumb.
    * no pensar en otra cosa que = be wrapped up in.
    * no pensar más en Algo = dismiss from + Posesivo + mind.
    * no pensar más que en = be wrapped up in.
    * no percatarse de = be blind to.
    * no percatarse de la importancia de Algo = have + no feeling for.
    * no perder de vista = keep + an eye on, keep + a beady eye on, keep in + sight.
    * no perder el ánimo = keep + Posesivo + chin up.
    * no perder el control = stay on top of, stay on + top of things, be on top of things.
    * no perder el trabajo = stay in + work.
    * no perder la cabeza = keep + a cool head, remain + cool-headed, play it + cool.
    * no perder la calma = keep + a cool head, remain + cool-headed, play it + cool.
    * no perderse = keep on + the right track.
    * no perderse en/por = find + Posesivo + way round/through.
    * no perderse mucho, no perderse nada = be no great loss.
    * no perderse nada = be no great loss.
    * no perfumado = non-scented.
    * no periódico = non-periodical.
    * no permitir = disallow.
    * no pertenecer a = have + no place in.
    * no perteneciente a la Comunidad Europea = non-EC.
    * no perteneciente al juzgado = out-of-court.
    * no pestañear = not bat an eyelid, not bat an eyelash.
    * no pillar Algo = go (way) over + Posesivo + head.
    * no pillar la idea = miss + the point.
    * no planificado = unplanned.
    * no poder = be unable to, cannot, can't [cannot].
    * no poder aguantar a Alguien = have + it in for + Nombre.
    * no poder conciliar el sueño = have + trouble sleeping, have + trouble sleeping.
    * no poder darse el lujo de = ill afford.
    * no poder dejar de mencionar = cannot but notice.
    * no poder dejar de recalcar la importancia de Algo = cannot + give + too much emphasis + to the importance of, the importance of + Nombre + cannot be stressed too strongly.
    * no poder dormir = sleeplessness.
    * no poder estarse quieto = have + the fidgets, fidget.
    * no poder evitar + Infinitivo = cannot help + Gerundio, cannot help but + Verbo.
    * no poder evitar mencionar = cannot but notice.
    * no poder hacer más que = do + little more than.
    * no poder permitirse = ill afford.
    * no poder permitirse el lujo de = ill afford.
    * no poder quitarse Algo de la cabeza = can't get it out of my mind.
    * no poderse buscar = be unsearchable.
    * no poderse negar que = there + be + no denying that.
    * no poder sino + Infinitivo = cannot help but + Verbo.
    * no poder ver a Alguien = have + it in for + Nombre.
    * no poder ver Algo o Alguien = can't stand + sight.
    * no polémico = non-controversial [noncontroversial], non-contentious.
    * no poner en duda = be unquestioned.
    * ¡No, por lo que más quieras! = Not on your life!.
    * no precipitarse = keep + a cool head, play it + cool.
    * no predisponer a Alguien en contra = keep on + the right side of.
    * no preguntes porque no te puedo decir la verdad = ask no questions and hear no lies.
    * no preocuparse que = rest + assured that.
    * no preparado = uninformed, unready, unprepared.
    * no presentado a examen = absent from exam.
    * no prestar atención = disregard, overlook, close + the door on, go + unheeded, fly in + the face of.
    * no prestar atención al hecho de que = overlook + the fact that.
    * no prestar la suficiente atención = give + short shrift.
    * no pretender ser = make + no claim to.
    * no probado = untested.
    * no procesado = unprocessed.
    * no profesional = non-professional [nonprofessional].
    * no programador = non-programmer.
    * no prolongado = unsustained.
    * no pronunciado = undelivered.
    * no prosperar = fall by + the wayside.
    * no provocado = unprovoked.
    * no publicado = unpublished.
    * no público = non-public.
    * no pude evitar notar que = couldn't help but notice (that).
    * no puedo aguantarlo = can't take it.
    * no puedo comprender = I can't get over.
    * no puedo entender cómo = can't get over how.
    * no quebrar = stay in + business.
    * no quedarse ahí = there + be + more to it than that.
    * no querer saber más nada de = drop + Nombre + like a hot potato, drop + Nombre + like a hot brick.
    * no querer saber nada de = want + nothing to do with.
    * no querer tener nada que ver con Algo = would not touch + Nombre + with a barge pole.
    * no querer tener nada que ver con = want + nothing to do with.
    * no racial = colour-blind.
    * no racista = race-neutral.
    * no realizado = unfulfilled, unrealised [unrealized, -USA].
    * no recargado = uncluttered.
    * no reciclable = non-recyclable.
    * no recogido = uncollected.
    * no recompensado = unrewarded.
    * no reconocido = unacknowledged, unrecognised [unrecognized, -USA].
    * no recopilado = uncollected.
    * no redimido = unredeemed.
    * no reembolsable = non-repayable, non-refundable.
    * no registrado = unlisted, unaffiliated.
    * no reglamentado = unregulated.
    * no regulado = unregulated.
    * no relacionado = unrelated, nonrelative [non-relative].
    * no relacionados entre sí = unrelated.
    * no relativo = nonrelative [non-relative].
    * no relevante = non-relevant.
    * no remunerado = unpaid, unsalaried, non-paying, unremunerated, non-remunerated.
    * no renovable = non-renewable.
    * no renovado = unrenewed.
    * no rentable = uneconomic, unprofitable.
    * no reparar en gastos = go to + town on, lash out (on).
    * no repartido = undelivered.
    * no representativo = unrepresentative.
    * no restrictivo = non-restrictive.
    * no restringido = non-restrictive, unconfined.
    * no resuelto = unresolved.
    * no resultar fácil = not be easy.
    * no retirado = uncollected.

    * * *
    NO
    (= noroeste) [ Vocabulary notes (Spanish) ] NW
    * * *

     

    Multiple Entries:
    NO    
    no
    NO (
    noroeste) NW

    no adverbio
    a) ( como respuesta) no;

    (modificando adverbios, oraciones, verbos) not la negación de la mayoría de los verbos ingleses requiere el uso del auxiliar `do'
    ¿te gustó? — no did you like it? — no, I didn't;

    ¿vienes o no? are you coming or not?;
    no te preocupes don't worry;
    ¿por qué no quieres ir? — porque no why don't you want to go?I just don't

    no veo nada I can't see a thing o anything;

    no viene nunca she never comes

    está mejor ¿no? she's better, isn't she?;

    ha dimitido ¿no? he has resigned, hasn't he?

    se ganó la lotería — ¡no! he won the lottery — he didn't! o no!



    ¿te gustó? a mí no did you like it? I didn't
    f) (delante de n, adj, pp):


    la no violencia non-violence;
    un hijo no deseado an unwanted child
    ■ sustantivo masculino (pl
    noes) no

    no
    I adverbio
    1 (como respuesta) no: ¿quieres un poco?, - no, gracias, would you like a bit?, - no, thanks
    2 (en frases negativas) not: aún no está dormido, he isn't asleep yet
    hoy no es jueves, today isn't Thursday
    no, no iré, no, I will not go
    no tengo hambre, I am not hungry
    ¿por qué no?, why not?
    ya no fuma, she doesn't smoke any more
    3 (antepuesto a un nombre) la no colaboración se penalizará, non-collaboration will be penalized
    4 (con otros negativos) no diré nada, I won't say a single word
    no lo haré jamás, I'll never do it
    no sin antes..., not without first...
    5 (en advertencia, cartel) no fumar, no smoking
    6 (en preguntas retóricas o de confirmación) está enfadado, ¿no es así?, he is angry, isn't he?
    estoy guapa, ¿o no?, I'm smart, aren't I?
    firmarás el contrato, ¿no?, you'll sign the contract, won't you?
    ¿no nos presentaron el otro día?, weren't we introduced the other day?
    7 (para expresar un temor) llévate el paraguas, no sea que llueva, take your umbrella in case it rains
    II sustantivo masculino no: ¿es un no definitivo?, is that a definite no?

    'no' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    A
    - abandonar
    - abandonada
    - abandonado
    - abandonarse
    - abarcar
    - abarrotada
    - abarrotado
    - abasto
    - abatir
    - abatimiento
    - abonarse
    - abortar
    - abrir
    - abreviar
    - abrigar
    - absoluta
    - absolutamente
    - absoluto
    - abstraerse
    - abuela
    - abundar
    - aburrida
    - aburrido
    - abusar
    - acabar
    - acallar
    - acalorarse
    - acariciar
    - acaso
    - accesoria
    - accesorio
    - aceptar
    - acertada
    - acertado
    - achacar
    - achantarse
    - aclararse
    - aconsejar
    - actuación
    - actual
    - acudir
    - adelantar
    - adelante
    - adentro
    - adivinar
    - admitir
    - adónde
    - adorno
    - advertir
    English:
    abide
    - ablaze
    - able
    - about
    - absence
    - absent
    - accepted
    - accommodate
    - account
    - accountable
    - accustom
    - act on
    - action
    - actual
    - actually
    - add up
    - adequately
    - adjust
    - admit
    - admittance
    - advertise
    - advise
    - affair
    - afford
    - afraid
    - agree
    - agreement
    - albeit
    - alike
    - alive
    - all
    - alone
    - aloud
    - also
    - alternative
    - altogether
    - always
    - ambit
    - amiss
    - amusing
    - anathema
    - and
    - answer
    - answer back
    - antisexist
    - any
    - anybody
    - anything
    - anywhere
    - apart
    * * *
    NO (abrev de Noroeste)
    NW
    * * *
    NO
    abr (= noroeste) NW, Northwest
    * * *
    no adv
    1) : no
    ¿quieres ir al mercado? no, voy más tarde: do you want to go shopping? no, I'm going later
    2) : not
    ¡no hagas eso!: don't do that!
    creo que no: I don't think so
    3) : non-
    no fumador: non-smoker
    4)
    ¡como no! : of course!
    5)
    no bien : as soon as, no sooner
    * * *
    no adv
    ¿vienes? No are you coming? No
    ¡no a los accidentes! no more accidents!
    no toques eso don't touch that que no con verbos como creer, pensar, etc se puede traducir por un verbo negativo y so
    La doble negación en inglés equivale a una afirmación, así que con un solo negativo basta
    Si se emplea ¿no? para hacer una pregunta, en inglés se emplea una tag question
    fuiste al médico, ¿no? you went to the doctor's, didn't you?
    el martes es fiesta, ¿no? Tuesday is a holiday, isn't it?
    puedo ir, ¿no? I can go, can't I?

    Spanish-English dictionary > no

  • 5 nunca

    adv.
    1 never.
    no me cuentan nunca nada they never tell me anything
    casi nunca viene he almost never comes, he hardly ever comes
    ¿no le has visto nunca? have you never seen her?, haven't you ever seen her?
    como nunca like never before
    más que nunca more than ever
    nunca jamás o más never more o again
    ¡nunca vi nada parecido! I never saw anything like it!
    2 ever.
    intj.
    never, not on your life.
    * * *
    1 never
    ¿has visto nunca cosa igual? have you ever seen anything like it?
    \
    más que nunca more than ever
    nunca jamás never ever
    nunca más never again
    ser lo nunca visto to be unheard of
    * * *
    adv.
    never, ever
    * * *
    ADV never

    ¿has visto nunca cosa igual? — have you ever seen anything like this?

    casi nunca me escribe — he hardly ever writes to me

    ¡ hasta nunca! — I don't care if I never see you again!

    nunca jamásnever ever

    nunca más, no lo hizo nunca más — he never did it again

    más que nunca — more than ever

    nunca mejor dicho, el primer paso hacia el coche popular lo dio - nunca mejor dicho - el Volkswagen — the first step towards a popular car was the appropriately-named Volkswagen

    * * *
    adverbio never
    * * *
    = never, not at all, ever!, never in a month of Sundays.
    Ex. Plans were made to issue a concise version of AACR1, but these plans never came to fruition.
    Ex. There's a big difference between returning a book late and not at all.
    Ex. Consider for example, a teacher who doesn't change his password (ever!) or can't be bothered to log out, all the firewalls and antivirus programs in the world will not protect a school's network.
    Ex. The two stepsisters also wondered who the newcomer was, for never in a month of Sundays, would they ever have guessed that the beautiful girl was really poor Cinderella who talked to the cat!.
    ----
    * ahora más que nunca = now more than ever.
    * la ciudad que nunca duerme = the city that never sleeps.
    * más que nunca = more than ever before, more than ever.
    * más que nunca antes = more... than ever before, more than ever before, more than ever.
    * más vale tarde que nunca = better late than never.
    * no estar nunca satisfecho = enough + be + not/never + enough.
    * no terminar nunca de tener problemas con = have + no end of problems with.
    * nunca jamás = never again.
    * nunca más = never again.
    * nunca + pensar = thought never + enter + Posesivo + head.
    * nunca se sabe... = one never knows....
    * nunca + Verbo + ni un + Nombre = never + Verbo + one + Nombre.
    * nunca visto = all-time, unseen.
    * persona que nunca se deshace de nada = hoarder, packrat, magpie.
    * por no decir nunca = if ever.
    * viejas costumbres nunca desaparecen, las = old ways never die, the.
    * * *
    adverbio never
    * * *
    = never, not at all, ever!, never in a month of Sundays.

    Ex: Plans were made to issue a concise version of AACR1, but these plans never came to fruition.

    Ex: There's a big difference between returning a book late and not at all.
    Ex: Consider for example, a teacher who doesn't change his password (ever!) or can't be bothered to log out, all the firewalls and antivirus programs in the world will not protect a school's network.
    Ex: The two stepsisters also wondered who the newcomer was, for never in a month of Sundays, would they ever have guessed that the beautiful girl was really poor Cinderella who talked to the cat!.
    * ahora más que nunca = now more than ever.
    * la ciudad que nunca duerme = the city that never sleeps.
    * más que nunca = more than ever before, more than ever.
    * más que nunca antes = more... than ever before, more than ever before, more than ever.
    * más vale tarde que nunca = better late than never.
    * no estar nunca satisfecho = enough + be + not/never + enough.
    * no terminar nunca de tener problemas con = have + no end of problems with.
    * nunca jamás = never again.
    * nunca más = never again.
    * nunca + pensar = thought never + enter + Posesivo + head.
    * nunca se sabe... = one never knows....
    * nunca + Verbo + ni un + Nombre = never + Verbo + one + Nombre.
    * nunca visto = all-time, unseen.
    * persona que nunca se deshace de nada = hoarder, packrat, magpie.
    * por no decir nunca = if ever.
    * viejas costumbres nunca desaparecen, las = old ways never die, the.

    * * *
    nunca te he mentido or no te he mentido nunca I have never lied to you
    nunca es tarde it's never too late
    no viene casi nunca he hardly ever comes
    aquello fue algo nunca visto it was absolutely incredible
    hoy más que nunca today more than ever (before)
    bailó como nunca she danced like never before
    nunca más le volvió a escribir she never wrote to him again
    * * *

     

    nunca adverbio
    never;

    casi nunca hardly ever;
    más que nunca more than ever (before);
    nunca más never again
    nunca adverbio
    1 (como respuesta) never: ¿harías eso por mí?, - nunca, would you do it for my sake?, - never
    2 (con verbo) never: nunca sale de casa, he never leaves home
    ¿nunca comes carne?, don't you ever eat meat?
    3 (con otros negativos) nunca habla con nadie, he never talks to anyone
    nunca se preocupa por nada, nothing ever worries him
    4 (con otros adverbios) ever
    casi nunca, hardly ever
    más que nunca, more than ever
    nunca jamás, never ever: nunca jamás volveré a hacerlo, I'll never ever do it again ➣ Ver nota en never
    Observa que nunca se traduce por never cuando no existe ningún otro elemento negativo en la frase: Nunca he ido a Moscú. I've never been to Moscow. De lo contrario, debes traducirlo por ever: Nunca me ayuda nadie. Nobody ever helps me (nobody = not anybody, donde not es una negación).

    ' nunca' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    acuerdo
    - adorno
    - almorzar
    - año
    - bastante
    - cansarse
    - casi
    - cerrarse
    - cobrar
    - como
    - descargo
    - desgracia
    - despertarse
    - despistada
    - despistado
    - disonante
    - estupidez
    - funesta
    - funesto
    - inagotable
    - jamás
    - lance
    - llenarse
    - mayor
    - mojarse
    - pisar
    - ponerse
    - responder
    - salir
    - sanctasanctórum
    - santita
    - santito
    - satisfacer
    - tal
    - tarde
    - acabar
    - agua
    - angas
    - cara
    - casa
    - conocer
    - constar
    - dicha
    - duda
    - escribir
    - fijar
    - hierba
    - hora
    - incapaz
    - junto
    English:
    actually
    - again
    - amount to
    - ask back
    - before
    - busy
    - catch up
    - close
    - come off
    - count on
    - disorderly
    - display
    - drag on
    - duplicate
    - ever
    - exploit
    - finger
    - forget
    - forgive
    - get through
    - hardly
    - hear of
    - innermost
    - keep
    - last
    - late
    - life
    - little
    - live down
    - materialize
    - never
    - obedient
    - on
    - outside
    - prim
    - rain
    - raise
    - resign
    - rig
    - second thought
    - stand
    - take off
    - tell
    - try
    - undreamt-of
    - you
    - abroad
    - anywhere
    - be
    - but
    * * *
    nunca adv
    (en frases afirmativas) never;
    * * *
    adv never;
    más never again;
    más que nunca more than ever
    * * *
    nunca adv
    1) : never, ever
    nunca es tarde: it's never too late
    no trabaja casi nunca: he hardly ever works
    2)
    nunca más : never again
    3)
    nunca jamás : never ever
    * * *
    nunca adv never / not... ever
    ¿no has estado nunca en Granada? haven't you ever been to Granada?

    Spanish-English dictionary > nunca

  • 6 tú te lo guisastú te lo comes

    as you make your bed so you must lie on it

    Spanish-English dictionary > tú te lo guisastú te lo comes

  • 7 tú te lo guisas, tú te lo comes

    = you've made your bed, now you must lie in it!
    Ex. After all, "you've made your bed, now you must lie in it," so there's no sense complaining.
    * * *
    = you've made your bed, now you must lie in it!

    Ex: After all, "you've made your bed, now you must lie in it," so there's no sense complaining.

    Spanish-English dictionary > tú te lo guisas, tú te lo comes

  • 8 tú te lo quisiste pues tú te lo comes

    мест.
    разг. сам заварил кашу, сам и расхлёбывай

    Испанско-русский универсальный словарь > tú te lo quisiste pues tú te lo comes

  • 9 ¡comes como un sabañón!

    Испанско-русский универсальный словарь > ¡comes como un sabañón!

  • 10 Tú te lo quisiste pues tú te lo comes

    Español-Inglés colección ilustrada idiomas > Tú te lo quisiste pues tú te lo comes

  • 11 Tú te lo quisiste pues tú te lo comes

    Сам заварил кашу, сам и расхлебывай.

    Proverbios y refranes espanoles y sus equivalentes en ruso > Tú te lo quisiste pues tú te lo comes

  • 12 Mucho comes, bebes, duermes, rezas, &c

    Manq'a, uma, iki, reza phatiqaña. Y así de todas cosas.

    Vocabulario Spanish-Aymara > Mucho comes, bebes, duermes, rezas, &c

  • 13 Ojalá

    conj.
    let's hope that, I hope that.
    intj.
    I hope so, hopefully, God grant, I wish.
    imperat.
    2nd person singular (vos) Imperative of Spanish verb: ojalar.
    * * *
    1 I hope so
    ¡ojalá sea verdad! I hope it's true!
    * * *
    interj.
    I hope, I wish, hopefully
    * * *
    1.
    EXCL

    -mañana puede que haga sol -¡ojalá! — "it might be sunny tomorrow" - "I hope so!" o "I hope it will be!"

    -¿te darán el trabajo? -¡ojalá! — "will you get the job?" - "let's hope so!"

    2. CONJ
    1)

    ¡ojalá venga pronto! — I wish he'd come!, I hope he comes soon!

    ¡ojalá que gane la carrera! — let's hope she wins the race!

    -¿vendrás con nosotros? -¡ojalá pudiera! — "will you come with us?" - "I wish I could!"

    ¡ojalá pudiera andar de nuevo! — if only he could walk again!

    2) LAm (=aunque) even though

    no lo haré, ojalá me maten — I won't do it even if they kill me

    * * *
    * * *
    Ex. This is my last semester God willing and I have no idea what to expect after graduation.
    ----
    * ¡Ojalá tuviera...! = I wish I had....
    * ¡Ojalá tuviese...! = I wish I had....
    * * *
    * * *

    Ex: This is my last semester God willing and I have no idea what to expect after graduation.

    * ¡Ojalá tuviera...! = I wish I had....
    * ¡Ojalá tuviese...! = I wish I had....

    * * *
    seguro que apruebas — ¡ojalá! I'm sure you'll pass — I hope so!
    parece que va a parar de llover — ¡ojalá! it looks as if it's going to stop raining — oh, I hope so! o oh, I wish it would! o if only!
    ojalá ( QUE) + SUBJ:
    ¡ojalá que todo salga bien! let's hope everything turns out all right!
    ¡ojalá se muera! I hope he drops dead!
    ¡ojalá no caiga! I hope it doesn't fall!
    * * *

     

    ojalá interjección:

    ¡ojalá que todo salga bien! let's hope everything turns out all right!;
    ojalá fuera rico! if only I were rich!, I wish I was rich!
    ojalá exclamación
    1 (como respuesta) let's hope so!
    2 (+ subjuntivo) ¡ojalá venga mañana!, I hope she comes tomorrow!

    ' ojalá' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    así
    English:
    if
    - wish
    - would
    - finger
    * * *
    ojalá interj
    I hope so!;
    ¿saldrá el sol? – ¡ojalá! will the sun come out? – I hope so!;
    ¡ojalá lo haga! I hope she does it!;
    ¡ojalá fuera viernes! I wish it was Friday!;
    ¡ojalá que salga bien! I hope it goes well!
    * * *
    int
    :
    ¡ojalá! let’s hope so;
    ¡ojalá venga! I hope he comes;
    ¡ojalá tuvieras razón! I only hope you’re right
    * * *
    ojalá interj
    1) : I hope so!, if only!, God willing!
    2) : I hope, I wish, hopefully
    ¡ojalá que le vaya bien!: I hope things go well for her!
    ¡ojalá no llueva!: hopefully it won't rain!
    * * *
    ojalá interj
    1. (quisiera) I wish / if only
    ¡ojalá pudiera ir contigo! I wish I could go with you!
    ¡ojalá estuvieras aquí! I wish you were here!
    2. (espero) I hope
    ¡ojalá vengan pronto! I hope they come soon!
    ¡ojalá llueva! I hope it rains!

    Spanish-English dictionary > Ojalá

  • 14 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.
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    * a + Adjetivo + escala = on a + Adjetivo + scale.
    * a alguna parte = someplace.
    * a alta presión = high-pressured, high-pressure.
    * a altas horas de la noche = late at night.
    * a ambas orillas del Atlántico = on both sides of the ocean, on both sides of the Atlantic.
    * a ambos lados de = on either side of.
    * a ambos lados del Altántico = on both sides of the ocean, on both sides of the Atlantic.
    * a ambos lados de + Lugar = on both sides of + Lugar.
    * a años luz de = light years away from.
    * a bajas temperaturas = at low temperature.
    * a bajo coste = low-cost.
    * a bajo costo = low-cost.
    * a bajo nivel = low-level.
    * a bajo precio = lower-cost, at a low price, on the cheap.
    * a base de = in the form of, on a diet of.
    * a base de carne = meaty [meatier -comp., meatiest -sup.].
    * a base de cometer errores = the hard way.
    * a base de errores = the hard way.
    * a boca de jarro = at close range.
    * a bocajarro = point blank.
    * a bombo y platillo = fanfare, with a bang.
    * a bordo = aboard, on board ship.
    * a bordo de = aboard, onboard.
    * a bordo de un barco = shipboard, on board ship.
    * a buen recaudo = in a safe place, in safekeeping.
    * a caballo = on horseback, astride.
    * a caballo entre = astride... and..., midway between.
    * a caballo entre... y... = half way between... and....
    * a caballo regalado no se le mira el diente = never look a gift horse in the mouth.
    * a cada rato = every so often, every now and then, every now and again, every once in a while.
    * a cambio = in return.
    * a cambio de = in exchange for, in return for.
    * a cambio de nada = for nothing.
    * a cántaros = cats and dogs.
    * a cargo = in the saddle.
    * a cargo (de) = charged with, in charge (of), at the helm (of).
    * a cargo de Alguien = under supervision.
    * a cargo de las riendas = in the saddle.
    * a cargo del ayuntamiento = local authority-run.
    * a cargo del gobierno = government-operated, government-run.
    * a cargo de una sola persona = one-man band.
    * a cargo de voluntarios = volunteer-run.
    * a chorros = profusely.
    * a ciegas = blindfold, blindly, blindfolded, in the dark.
    * a ciencia cierta = for sure, for certain.
    * a cierta distancia = some distance away.
    * a cierta distancia de = off.
    * a cierta distancia de la costa = offshore.
    * a cierta distancia del litoral = offshore.
    * a cobro revertido = reverse charges.
    * a color = multi-colour [multi-color -USA].
    * a comienzos de + Expresión Temporal = early + Expresión Temporal, the.
    * a comienzos de + Fecha = in the early + Fecha, in the early part of + Fecha.
    * a comienzos de + Período de Tiempo = by the turn of + Período de Tiempo, at the turn of + Período de Tiempo.
    * a conciencia = deliberately, wilfully [willfully, -USA], by design, on purpose.
    * a condición de que + Subjuntivo = provided (that), providing (that), as long as.
    * a contenido enriquecido = content-enriched.
    * a continuación = next, then, in the following, herewith.
    * a continuación se enumeran = given below.
    * a contracorriente = against the grain.
    * a contraluz = against the light.
    * a contrapelo = against the grain, against the nap.
    * a coro = with one voice, in unison.
    * a corto plazo = before very long, short term [short-term], in the short run, short-range, at short notice, in the short term, short-run.
    * a costa de = at the cost of, at the expense of, at + Nombre's + expense, at cost of.
    * a costa de mucho = at (a) great expense.
    * a costa de otro = at someone else's expense.
    * a costa de otros = at other people's expense.
    * a criterio de = at the discretion of.
    * a cualquier hora = anytime, around the clock.
    * a cualquier hora del día o de la noche = at any hour of the day or night, at any time of the day or night.
    * a cualquier precio = at any cost, at all costs, at any price.
    * a cuatro aguas = hipped.
    * a cuatro patas = on all fours, on four legs.
    * a cuenta de = at the expense of.
    * a cuenta de la empresa = at company expense.
    * a cuenta de otro = at someone else's expense.
    * a cuenta de otros = at other people's expense.
    * a cuenta propia = at + Posesivo + expense, at + Posesivo + own expense.
    * a cuerpo de rey = the lap of luxury.
    * a cuestas = in tow.
    * a decir de todos = by all accounts.
    * a decir verdad = to tell the truth, if the truth be known, if the truth be told, in all truth, in truth, fact is, the fact is (that), to be fair.
    * a decir verdad... = the fact of the matter is that....
    * a demanda = pro re nata.
    * a deshora(s) = at odd times, out of hours.
    * a día de hoy = as of today.
    * a diario = every day.
    * a diestro y siniestro = like there's no tomorrow.
    * a dieta = on a diet.
    * a diferencia de = apart from, as opposed to, in contradistinction to, as contrasted with, in contrast (to/with), quite apart from, in sharp contrast (with).
    * a diferencia de + Nombre = unlike + Nombre.
    * a diferentes niveles = multi-tiered [multitiered], multi-tier [multitier].
    * a discreción = at will, no holds barred.
    * a disgusto = unwillingly, reluctantly.
    * a disposición de = at the disposal of.
    * a distancia = remote, remotely, distantly.
    * a doble espacio = double-spaced.
    * a domicilio = domiciliary.
    * ¿a dónde se dirige(n)...? = whither?.
    * ¿a dónde va(n)...? = whither?.
    * ¿a dónde vas? = quo vadis, whither thou goest.
    * a dos niveles = two-tier.
    * a dos velas = skint, penniless, broke.
    * a duras penas = with great difficulty.
    * a efectos de = in terms of, for the purpose of + Nombre.
    * a efectos prácticos = to all intents and purposes, for all practical purposes, for all intents and purposes, to all intents.
    * a él = him.
    * a ellos = them.
    * a escala = drawn-to-scale.
    * a escala industrial = on an industrial scale, industrial-scale.
    * a escala mundial = globally, on a global scale.
    * a escala natural = full-scale.
    * a escondidas = by stealth, stealthily, furtively, on the quiet, on the sly.
    * a eso = thereto.
    * a espaldas de = out of sight of.
    * a estas alturas = by now.
    * a este fin = to this end.
    * a este paso = at this rate.
    * a este respecto = in this respect.
    * a este ritmo = at this rate.
    * a estrenar = brand new.
    * a examen = under the microscope.
    * a excepción de = barring, except for, excepting, other than, with the exception of, short of.
    * a excepción de que = except that.
    * a excepción de uno = with one exception.
    * a expensas de = at the expense of, at + Nombre's + expense.
    * a expensas de otro = at someone else's expense.
    * a expensas de otros = at other people's expense.
    * a + Expresión Temporal = as of + Expresión Temporal.
    * a falta de = for want of, in the absence of, in default of, for lack of, short of.
    * a favor = in favour.
    * a favor de = in favour of.
    * a favor de la decisión personal sobre el aborto = pro-choice.
    * a favor de la esclavitud = pro-slavery.
    * a favor de la raza negra = pro-black [problack].
    * a favor de la vida humana = pro-life.
    * a favor y en contra = pro and con.
    * a + Fecha = as per + Fecha.
    * a finales de = by the end of, at the close of + Expresión Temporal.
    * a finales de + Expresión Temporal = as of late + Expresión Temporal, at the end of + Expresión Temporal, by the close of + Expresión Temporal.
    * a finales de + Fecha = in the late + Fecha, in late + Fecha.
    * a finales de los + Década = late + Década, the.
    * a finales del + Siglo = late + Siglo, late period of + Siglo.
    * a fin de cuentas = at the end of the day, in the end, in the final count, in the grand scheme of things, when all is said and done, after all is said and done.
    * a fondo = fully, thoroughly, full-scale.
    * a fondo perdido = non-refundable.
    * ¡a freír espárragos! = on your bike!.
    * a fuerza de = by dint of.
    * a fuerza de cometer errores = the hard way.
    * a fuerza de errores = the hard way.
    * a gas = gas-powered.
    * a gatas = on all fours.
    * a grandes rasgos = broadly, rough draft.
    * a granel = in bulk.
    * a gran escala = large scale [large-scale], massive, on a wide scale, high-volume, wide-scale, on a broad scale, in a big way, on a grand scale.
    * a gran velocidad = at great speed.
    * a grito limpio = at the top of + Posesivo + voice.
    * a grito pelado = at the top of + Posesivo + voice.
    * a gritos = vociferously.
    * a groso modo = crudely.
    * a grosso modo = roughly, rough draft.
    * a gusto = at ease, at leisure.
    * a gusto de = to the liking of, at the pleasure of.
    * a horcajadas = astride.
    * a hurtadillas = surreptitiously, by stealth, stealthily, furtively, on the sly.
    * a imitación de lo clásico = classicising [classicizing, -USA], classicised [classicized, -USA].
    * a iniciativa de = at the initiative of.
    * a iniciativas del gobierno = government-led.
    * a instancia de = at the urging of.
    * a instancias de = at the instigation of, at the behest of, under the auspices of.
    * a intervalos = at intervals.
    * a intervalos + Adjetivo = at + Adjetivo + intervals.
    * a intervalos semanales = at weekly intervals.
    * a invitación de = at the invitation of.
    * a jabón = soapy [soapier -comp., soapiest -sup.].
    * a juicio = on trial.
    * a juicio público = in the public eye.
    * a juzgar por = to judge by, judging by, judging from.
    * a la acuarela = water-coloured [water-colored, -USA].
    * a la alcaldía = mayoral.
    * a la altura de = of the stature of, equal to.
    * a la altura de la cintura = waist high, waist deep.
    * a la altura de la rodilla = knee-high.
    * a la altura de los hombros = shoulder-high.
    * a la anchura de los hombros = shoulder-width.
    * a la anochecida = at nightfall.
    * a la antigua = old-style.
    * a la antigua usanza = old-style.
    * a la atención de = c/o (care of).
    * a la baja = on the wane.
    * a la brasa = grilled.
    * a la buena de Dios = out in the cold.
    * a la cabeza de = in the forefront of/in.
    * a la caída de la noche = at nightfall, at twilight.
    * a la caída de la tarde = at twilight.
    * a la carta = a la carte.
    * a la defensiva = on the defensive.
    * a la derecha = at the right.
    * a la derecha de = on the right side of, on the right-hand side of.
    * a la deriva = rudderless.
    * a la discreción de = at the discretion of.
    * a la disposición de Alguien = at + Posesivo + disposal.
    * a la expectativa de = on the lookout for, on the alert for.
    * a la + Expresión Temporal = a + Expresión Temporal.
    * a la fuerza = forcefully, of necessity, forcibly, compulsorily.
    * a la fuga = on the run, on the lam.
    * a la hora de + Infinitivo = when it came to + Gerundio, when it comes to + Gerundio.
    * a la hora de la verdad = when push comes to shove, if it comes to the crunch, when it comes to the crunch, when the worst comes to the worst, if the worst comes to the worst, when the crunch comes to the crunch, if the crunch comes to the crunch.
    * a la hora del café = at coffee.
    * a la intemperie = in the open, exposed.
    * a la inversa = mirror-fashion, mirror image, in reverse.
    * a la izquierda = at the left.
    * a la larga = in the long term, over the long term, in the end, eventually, for the long pull, over a period of time, over the long haul, in the far term, ultimately, by and by.
    * a la ligera = lightly.
    * a la luz de = in light of, in the light of.
    * a la luz de la luna = by moonlight, in the moonlight, moonlit.
    * a la luz de las estrellas = by starlight.
    * a la luz de las velas = by candlelight, candlelight, candlelit.
    * a la luz del día = in the light of day.
    * a la luz de una lámpara de gas = by gaslight.
    * a la misma altura que = in the same league as.
    * a la moda = trendy [trendier -comp., trendiest -sup.].
    * a la onda = in the know.
    * a la opinión pública = in the public eye.
    * a la par = in concert, in tandem, neck and neck, in a tandem fashion, in parallel.
    * a la par que = in tandem with, hand in hand (with), as the same time as.
    * a la parrilla = grilled, on the grill.
    * a la perfección = superbly.
    * a la plancha = griddled, on the griddle, on the hotplate.
    * a largo plazo = in the long term, over the long term, long-range, in the long run, long-term, over the long run, over the long haul, long-run, in the far term, far-term.
    * a la salida = on the way out.
    * a la sazón = at that time.
    * a las doce del mediodía = at high noon.
    * a la semana = a week, per week.
    * a las mil maravillas = marvellously [marvelously, -USA], famously, like a house on fire.
    * a la sombra de = in the shadow of.
    * a las puertas de = on the threshold of.
    * a la última = hip [hipper -comp., hippest -sup.], on the fast track, hipped.
    * a la vanguardia = on the cutting edge, on the leading edge, in the fast lane, on the fast track, at the leading edge, on the bleeding edge.
    * a la vanguardia de = in the vanguard of, at the forefront of, in the forefront of/in, at the vanguard of.
    * a la velocidad de la luz = at the speed of light.
    * a la velocidad del rayo = at the speed of lightning.
    * a la velocidad del sonido = at the speed of sound.
    * a la venta = on release.
    * a la vez = at once, at one time, at similar times, at the same time, concurrently, side-by-side, simultaneously, at the same instant, in parallel, in tandem, at the one time, in a tandem fashion, at a time, in unison.
    * a la vez que = hand in hand (with), cum, in conjunction with, in unison with.
    * a la vista = in sight, within sight.
    * a la vista de = in light of, in the light of.
    * a la vuelta de = on the return leg of.
    * a la zaga = not far behind, in tow.
    * al azar = lucky draw, lucky dip.
    * al extremo norte = northernmost.
    * al extremo oeste = westernmost.
    * al hacer esto = in doing so.
    * al norte del estado = upstate.
    * a lo extremo = to the extreme.
    * a lo grande = in a big way, big time, grandly, on a grand scale.
    * a lo hecho, pecho = no use crying over spilt/spilled milk, you've made your bed, now you must lie in it!.
    * a lo largo de = along, down, throughout.
    * a lo largo de + Expresión Temporal = sometime + Expresión Temporal.
    * a lo largo de la historia = over time.
    * a lo largo de la ruta = along the way.
    * a lo largo del tiempo = longitudinal, longitudinally.
    * a lo largo de todo = the entire length of.
    * a lo largo y ancho del país = countrywide [country-wide].
    * a lo largo y ancho de + Lugar = up and down + Lugar.
    * a lo lejos = in the distance.
    * a lo loco = helter-skelter, like there's no tomorrow.
    * a lo máximo = at best, at most, at the most.
    * a lo mejor = perhaps.
    * a lo que salga = come what may.
    * a los ojos de = in the eyes of.
    * a lo sumo = at best, at most, at the most.
    * al otro lado del atlántico = across the pond.
    * al otro lado del charco = across the pond.
    * al otro lado del océano = across the pond.
    * a lo zombi = zombielike.
    * a mano = by hand, manually, nearby [near-by], handy, within reach, within easy reach.
    * a mano alzada = by a show of hands.
    * a mano derecha de = on the right side of, on the right-hand side of.
    * a manojos = by the handful.
    * a manos de = at the hands of.
    * a marchas forzadas = in a rush, against the clock.
    * a mares = cats and dogs.
    * a más largo plazo = longer-term.
    * a más..., más... = the + Comparativo..., the + Comparativo....
    * a más tardar = at the latest.
    * a mata caballo = in a hurry, hurried, hurriedly, helter-skelter.
    * a media asta = at half-mast, at half staff.
    * a mediados de = in the middle decades of.
    * a mediados de + Fecha = in the mid + Fecha.
    * a mediados de semana = midweek.
    * a media jornada = half-time [half time].
    * a media mañana = mid-morning.
    * a medianoche = at midnight.
    * a medias = half-hearted [halfhearted], qualified.
    * a medias entre... y... = betwixt and between.
    * a medida = custom, bespoke.
    * a medida que + avanzar + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * a medida que + avanzar + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * a medida que pasaba el tiempo = as time passed (by), as time went by.
    * a medida que pasa el tiempo = as time passes (by).
    * a medida que pasa + Expresión Temporal = as + Expresión Temporal + go by.
    * a medida que + pasar + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * a medida que + pasar + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * a medida que se necesite = on demand, on request, as required.
    * a medida que + transcurrir + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * a medida que + transcurrir + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * a medio abrir = half-opened.
    * a medio camino = halfway [half-way/half way].
    * a medio comprender = half-understood.
    * a medio formar = half-formed.
    * a medio fuego = medium heat.
    * a medio hacer = halfway done, half done.
    * a medio plazo = medium-term, near-term, in the medium term, in the mid-term, mid-term [midterm].
    * a medio rimar = half-rhymed.
    * a medio vestir = half dressed.
    * a menor escala = at a reduced rate.
    * a menos que = unless, short of.
    * a menudo = oftentimes [often times], ofttimes [oft-times].
    * a merced de = at the mercy of.
    * a mí = me.
    * a mi entender = to my mind.
    * a mi modo de ver = in my books.
    * a mi parecer = to my mind, methinks, in my books.
    * a mitad de = half way through, halfway through.
    * a mitad de camino = halfway [half-way/half way].
    * a mitad de camino entre... y... = midway between, half way between... and....
    * a mitad de camino entre... y... = astride... and....
    * a mitad de precio = at half price.
    * a mí también me gustaría tener la misma oportunidad = turnabout is fair play.
    * a modo de = by way of, in the vein of, as a kind of.
    * a modo de aclaración = in parenthesis, on a sidenote.
    * a modo de advertencia = cautionary.
    * a modo de ejemplo = by way of illustration.
    * a modo de explicación = parenthetically.
    * a modo de ilustración = by way of illustration.
    * a modo de inciso = in passing, by the way of (a) digression.
    * a modo de paréntesis = parenthetical.
    * a modo de prólogo = prefatory.
    * a modo de resumen = wrap-up.
    * a mogollón = aplenty [a-plenty].
    * a montón = aplenty [a-plenty].
    * a montones = in droves, by the sackful.
    * a muchos niveles = many-levelled [many-leveled, -USA].
    * a muerte = bitter, bitterly.
    * a nadie le importa nada = nobody + gives a damn.
    * a nivel de barrio = neighbourhood-based.
    * a nivel de calle = on the ground level.
    * a nivel de la calle = at ground level.
    * a nivel del suelo = at ground level.
    * a nivel estatal = statewide [state-wide].
    * a nivel federal = federally, federally.
    * a nivel individual = privately.
    * a nivel local = locally, domestically.
    * a nivel multicultural = multi-culturally [multiculturally].
    * a nivel mundial = worldwide [world-wide], globally.
    * a nivel nacional = nationally, domestically, countrywide [country-wide].
    * a nivel privado = privately.
    * a nivel regional = regionally.
    * a nombre de = payable to.
    * a no ser que = unless.
    * a nosotros = us.
    * a ojo = ocular.
    * a ojos vista = before + Posesivo + (own two) eyes.
    * a orillas del océano = oceanfront.
    * a orillas del río = riverfront.
    * a orillas de un lago = lakeside, lakefront, by the lakeside.
    * a otro sitio = somewhere else.
    * a pares = in pairs.
    * a partes iguales = share and share alike, in equal measure(s).
    * a partir de = on the basis of, based on, working from, from, on a diet of, in response to.
    * a partir de ahora = from now on, from this point on, henceforth, as of now.
    * a partir de ahora y durante + Cuantificador + años = for + Cuantificador + years to come.
    * a partir de aquí = hereupon.
    * a partir de ello = therefrom.
    * a partir de entonces = from this time on, hereafter, thereafter, whereafter, from then on, thenceforth, henceforth, from that moment on.
    * a partir de ese momento = from that moment on.
    * a partir de este momento = hereinafter.
    * a partir de esto = on this basis, on that basis.
    * a partir de + Fecha = from + Fecha, effective + Fecha.
    * a partir de hoy = as from today.
    * a partir de la medianoche = late night.
    * a partir de los títulos = title-based.
    * a paso de tortuga = at a snail's pace.
    * a paso ligero = on the double.
    * a pasos agigantados = at an exponential rate, at exponential rates, by leaps and bounds.
    * a pedir de boca = without a hitch.
    * a pequeña escala = in a small way, small scale [small-scale].
    * a perpetuidad = in perpetuity.
    * a pesar de (que) = albeit (that), despite, in spite of, notwithstanding, although, despite the fact that, in spite of the fact that.
    * a pesar de todo = all the same, in spite of everything, despite everything, despite it all, in spite of it all, all this said.
    * a pesar de todo + Posesivo + Nombre = for all + Posesivo + Nombre.
    * a petición de = at the request of, at the urging of, at the behest of.
    * a petición del usuario = on demand, on request.
    * a petición popular = by popular demand.
    * a pie = on foot, afoot, dismounted.
    * a pilas = battery-operated.
    * a pique = sinking.
    * a placer = at will.
    * a plena luz del día = in broad daylight.
    * a poca distancia = not far behind.
    * a poca distancia andando = within walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a poca distancia a pie = within an easy walk, within walking distance.
    * a pocos minutos andando = within walking distance, within easy walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a pocos minutos a pie = within walking distance, within easy walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a porrillo = by the handful.
    * a + Posesivo + aire = to + Posesivo + heart's content.
    * a + Posesivo + alcance = in the ballpark for + Pronombre, in + Posesivo + ballpark range.
    * a + Posesivo + costa = at + Posesivo + expense.
    * a + Posesivo + cuidado = in + Posesivo + safekeeping.
    * a + Posesivo + discreción = at will, at + Posesivo + discretion.
    * a + Posesivo + disposición = at + Posesivo + disposal.
    * a + Posesivo + entender = to the best of + Posesivo + belief.
    * a + Posesivo + espaldas = behind + Posesivo + back.
    * a + Posesivo + expensas = at + Posesivo + expense.
    * a + Posesivo + favor = in + Posesivo + favour, to + Posesivo + credit.
    * a + Posesivo + juicio = in + Posesivo + estimation.
    * a + Posesivo + manera = in + Posesivo + own way.
    * a + Posesivo + saber = to the best of + Posesivo + knowledge.
    * a + Posesivo + saber y entender = to the best of + Posesivo + knowledge and belief.
    * a + Posesivo + servicio = at + Posesivo + service.
    * a + Posesivo + sorprender = much to + Posesivo + surprise.
    * a + Posesivo + vista = before + Posesivo + (own two) eyes.
    * a posteriori = reactive, in retrospect, after-the-fact, hindsight, with hindsight, a posteriori, in hindsight.
    * a precio de coste = at cost price, at cost.
    * a precio de costo = at cost price, at cost.
    * a precio de ganga = at a steal.
    * a precio especial = at reduced cost, discounted, cut-rate, cut-price.
    * a precio razonable = at reasonable cost(s).
    * a precio reducido = at a discount.
    * a precios competitivos = competitively priced.
    * a precios especiales = at reduced rates, at preferential rates.
    * a precios razonables = at affordable prices.
    * a presión = pressurised [pressurized, -USA].
    * a primera hora de la mañana = first thing in the morning.
    * a primera hora de + Período del Día = first thing + Período del Día.
    * a primeras horas de la tarde = late afternoon.
    * a primera vista = on first acquaintance, at first sight, on first inspection, on the face of it, at first blush, at first glance, on the surface, prima facie, first-blush.
    * a primeros de + Fecha = in the early + Fecha.
    * a principios de + Fecha = in the early + Fecha.
    * a principios de los + Década = early + Década, the.
    * a priori = proactive [pro-active], foresight, a priori, on the surface.
    * a prisa = quickly.
    * a propósito = deliberate, for the record, incidentally, intentionally, by the way, in passing, anecdotally, purposely, by design, on purpose, wilfully [willfully, -USA], on a sidenote, studiously, by the way of (a) digression, by the by(e), speaking of which, designedly.
    * a propósito de = apropos of.
    * a propósito de nada = for no specific reason, for no particular reason.
    * a prueba = on trial.
    * a prueba de bombas = ruggedised [ruggedized, -USA], bomb-proof.
    * a prueba de conejos = rabbit-proof.
    * a prueba de fallos = fail-safe.
    * a prueba de incendios = fireproof [fire-proof].
    * a prueba de niños = childproof.
    * a prueba de robos = theft proof.
    * a prueba de tornados = tornado proof.
    * a prueba de un tratamiento duro = ruggedised [ruggedized, -USA].
    * a prueba de viento = windproof.
    * a puerta cerrada = behind closed doors.
    * a punta de pistola = at gunpoint.
    * a punto de = on the verge of, a heartbeat away from.
    * a punto de + Infinitivo = about to + Infinitivo.
    * a punto de irse a pique = on the rocks.
    * a punto de morir = on + Posesivo + deathbed.
    * a puñados = by the sackful, by the handful.
    * a quemarropa = point blank.
    * a quien madruga, Dios le ayuda = the early bird catches the worm.
    * a quienquiera que = whomever.
    * a rachas = by fits and starts.
    * a ráfagas = in bursts.
    * a raíz de = in the wake of.
    * a rajatabla = to the letter.
    * a ras de = flush with.
    * a ras de la calle = ground-floor.
    * a ras del suelo = at ground level.
    * a rastras = in tow.
    * a ratos = intermittently.
    * a reacción = jet-assisted.
    * a rebosar (de) = jam-packed (with), filled to capacity.
    * a regañadientes = grudgingly, grudging, begrudgingly, unwillingly, reluctantly.
    * a régimen = on a diet.
    * a remolque = in tow.
    * a reventar (de) = jam-packed (with), filled to capacity.
    * a saber = namely, viz, to wit.
    * a sabiendas = knowing, knowingly, wilfully [willfully, -USA].
    * a sabiendas de que = on the understanding that.
    * a sacudidas = jerkily.
    * a saltitos = jerky [jerkier -comp., jerkiest -sup.].
    * a salvo = in a safe place, in safekeeping, out of harm's way.
    * a sangre fría = cold-blooded.
    * a ser posible = if possible.
    * a simple vista = by the naked eye, superficially, on first thought.
    * a solas = all by + Reflexivo, by + Reflexivo.
    * a su debido tiempo = in due course, timely, in due time.
    * a sueldo = paid.
    * a su precio normal = at full price.
    * a su propio ritmo = at an individual pace.
    * a su tiempo = in a timely fashion, in due course, in a timely manner.
    * a su vez = Verbo + further, in turn, in its/their turn.
    * a tal efecto = to this effect.
    * a tales efectos = hereto.
    * a tarifa reducida = at reduced cost.
    * a tarifas especiales = at reduced rates, at preferential rates.
    * a temperatura ambiente = at room temperature.
    * a tener en cuenta en el futuro = for future reference.
    * a tenor de = in light of, in the face of, in the light of, in view of.
    * a ti = you, thee.
    * a tiempo = in timely fashion, on time, promptly, timely, just in time, in time.
    * a tiempo completo = full-time.
    * a tiempo parcial = part-time.
    * a tientas = in the dark.
    * a tientas y a ciegas = blindly, in the dark.
    * a ti mismo = yourself, thyself.
    * a tiro = within gunshot, within range.
    * a tirones = jerky [jerkier -comp., jerkiest -sup.].
    * a título de = by way of, for the sake of.
    * a título gratuito = gratuitous.
    * a título personal = in a personal capacity, in a private capacity.
    * a toda costa = absolutely, at all costs, come what may, at any cost, at any price.
    * a toda máquina = in the fast lane, fast lane, full steam ahead, at full tilt, full-tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed.
    * a toda marcha = at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a toda mecha = at a rate of knots, full steam ahead, at full blast, at full throttle, at top speed, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a toda pasta = at a rate of knots.
    * a toda pastilla = in the fast lane, on the fast track, fast lane, overdrive, full steam ahead, full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at a rate of knots, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed.
    * a toda prueba = unswerving.
    * a todas horas = at all hours, around the clock.
    * a todas luces = patently.
    * a todas partes = far and wide.
    * a toda velocidad = full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed.
    * a todo alrededor = all round.
    * a todo color = full-colour, in full colour.
    * a todo gas = full steam ahead, full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a todo lo largo de = the length of.
    * a todo meter = full steam ahead, at full stretch, at full speed, at full blast, at top speed, at full throttle.
    * a todo ritmo = in full swing, in full force, in full gear.
    * a todos lados = far and wide.
    * a todos los efectos = to all intents and purposes, to all intents, for all practical purposes, for all intents and purposes.
    * a todos los niveles = at all levels.
    * a todos nosotros = us all.
    * a todos por igual = one size fits all.
    * a todo vapor = full steam ahead, full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a todo volumen = at full blast.
    * a tontas y a ciegas = headlong, runaway.
    * a tontas y locas = like there's no tomorrow, without rhyme or reason.
    * a tope = packed to capacity, in the fast lane, fast lane, choc-a-block, chock-full, in full swing, in full gear, packed to the rafters.
    * a trancas y barrancas = with great difficulty, by fits and starts.
    * a través de = by way of, in the form of, through, via, out of, through the agency of.
    * a través de Internet = Internet-based, Web-based, Web-supported.
    * a través de la historia = over time.
    * a través de la TI = IT-enabled.
    * a través de la web = Web-based, Web-supported.
    * a través de los años = over the years, down the years.
    * a través de los ojos de = through the eyes of.
    * a través de los siglos = over the centuries.
    * a través del teléfono = call-in.
    * a través del tiempo = over time.
    * a través de operador = operator-assisted.
    * a tres bandas = three pronged.
    * a tres niveles = three-tiered.
    * a troche y moche = like there's no tomorrow.
    * a trompicones = by fits and starts.
    * a tropezones = falteringly, hesitantly, haltingly, jerkily.
    * a trozos = piecewise.
    * ¡A tu salud! = Here's to you!.
    * a última hora = at the last minute, at the eleventh hour, last minute [last-minute], at the very last minute, at the very last moment, at the very last.
    * a últimas horas de la tarde = late evening.
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    * a + Adjetivo + escala = on a + Adjetivo + scale.
    * a alguna parte = someplace.
    * a alta presión = high-pressured, high-pressure.
    * a altas horas de la noche = late at night.
    * a ambas orillas del Atlántico = on both sides of the ocean, on both sides of the Atlantic.
    * a ambos lados de = on either side of.
    * a ambos lados del Altántico = on both sides of the ocean, on both sides of the Atlantic.
    * a ambos lados de + Lugar = on both sides of + Lugar.
    * a años luz de = light years away from.
    * a bajas temperaturas = at low temperature.
    * a bajo coste = low-cost.
    * a bajo costo = low-cost.
    * a bajo nivel = low-level.
    * a bajo precio = lower-cost, at a low price, on the cheap.
    * a base de = in the form of, on a diet of.
    * a base de carne = meaty [meatier -comp., meatiest -sup.].
    * a base de cometer errores = the hard way.
    * a base de errores = the hard way.
    * a boca de jarro = at close range.
    * a bocajarro = point blank.
    * a bombo y platillo = fanfare, with a bang.
    * a bordo = aboard, on board ship.
    * a bordo de = aboard, onboard.
    * a bordo de un barco = shipboard, on board ship.
    * a buen recaudo = in a safe place, in safekeeping.
    * a caballo = on horseback, astride.
    * a caballo entre = astride... and..., midway between.
    * a caballo entre... y... = half way between... and....
    * a caballo regalado no se le mira el diente = never look a gift horse in the mouth.
    * a cada rato = every so often, every now and then, every now and again, every once in a while.
    * a cambio = in return.
    * a cambio de = in exchange for, in return for.
    * a cambio de nada = for nothing.
    * a cántaros = cats and dogs.
    * a cargo = in the saddle.
    * a cargo (de) = charged with, in charge (of), at the helm (of).
    * a cargo de Alguien = under supervision.
    * a cargo de las riendas = in the saddle.
    * a cargo del ayuntamiento = local authority-run.
    * a cargo del gobierno = government-operated, government-run.
    * a cargo de una sola persona = one-man band.
    * a cargo de voluntarios = volunteer-run.
    * a chorros = profusely.
    * a ciegas = blindfold, blindly, blindfolded, in the dark.
    * a ciencia cierta = for sure, for certain.
    * a cierta distancia = some distance away.
    * a cierta distancia de = off.
    * a cierta distancia de la costa = offshore.
    * a cierta distancia del litoral = offshore.
    * a cobro revertido = reverse charges.
    * a color = multi-colour [multi-color -USA].
    * a comienzos de + Expresión Temporal = early + Expresión Temporal, the.
    * a comienzos de + Fecha = in the early + Fecha, in the early part of + Fecha.
    * a comienzos de + Período de Tiempo = by the turn of + Período de Tiempo, at the turn of + Período de Tiempo.
    * a conciencia = deliberately, wilfully [willfully, -USA], by design, on purpose.
    * a condición de que + Subjuntivo = provided (that), providing (that), as long as.
    * a contenido enriquecido = content-enriched.
    * a continuación = next, then, in the following, herewith.
    * a continuación se enumeran = given below.
    * a contracorriente = against the grain.
    * a contraluz = against the light.
    * a contrapelo = against the grain, against the nap.
    * a coro = with one voice, in unison.
    * a corto plazo = before very long, short term [short-term], in the short run, short-range, at short notice, in the short term, short-run.
    * a costa de = at the cost of, at the expense of, at + Nombre's + expense, at cost of.
    * a costa de mucho = at (a) great expense.
    * a costa de otro = at someone else's expense.
    * a costa de otros = at other people's expense.
    * a criterio de = at the discretion of.
    * a cualquier hora = anytime, around the clock.
    * a cualquier hora del día o de la noche = at any hour of the day or night, at any time of the day or night.
    * a cualquier precio = at any cost, at all costs, at any price.
    * a cuatro aguas = hipped.
    * a cuatro patas = on all fours, on four legs.
    * a cuenta de = at the expense of.
    * a cuenta de la empresa = at company expense.
    * a cuenta de otro = at someone else's expense.
    * a cuenta de otros = at other people's expense.
    * a cuenta propia = at + Posesivo + expense, at + Posesivo + own expense.
    * a cuerpo de rey = the lap of luxury.
    * a cuestas = in tow.
    * a decir de todos = by all accounts.
    * a decir verdad = to tell the truth, if the truth be known, if the truth be told, in all truth, in truth, fact is, the fact is (that), to be fair.
    * a decir verdad... = the fact of the matter is that....
    * a demanda = pro re nata.
    * a deshora(s) = at odd times, out of hours.
    * a día de hoy = as of today.
    * a diario = every day.
    * a diestro y siniestro = like there's no tomorrow.
    * a dieta = on a diet.
    * a diferencia de = apart from, as opposed to, in contradistinction to, as contrasted with, in contrast (to/with), quite apart from, in sharp contrast (with).
    * a diferencia de + Nombre = unlike + Nombre.
    * a diferentes niveles = multi-tiered [multitiered], multi-tier [multitier].
    * a discreción = at will, no holds barred.
    * a disgusto = unwillingly, reluctantly.
    * a disposición de = at the disposal of.
    * a distancia = remote, remotely, distantly.
    * a doble espacio = double-spaced.
    * a domicilio = domiciliary.
    * ¿a dónde se dirige(n)...? = whither?.
    * ¿a dónde va(n)...? = whither?.
    * ¿a dónde vas? = quo vadis, whither thou goest.
    * a dos niveles = two-tier.
    * a dos velas = skint, penniless, broke.
    * a duras penas = with great difficulty.
    * a efectos de = in terms of, for the purpose of + Nombre.
    * a efectos prácticos = to all intents and purposes, for all practical purposes, for all intents and purposes, to all intents.
    * a él = him.
    * a ellos = them.
    * a escala = drawn-to-scale.
    * a escala industrial = on an industrial scale, industrial-scale.
    * a escala mundial = globally, on a global scale.
    * a escala natural = full-scale.
    * a escondidas = by stealth, stealthily, furtively, on the quiet, on the sly.
    * a eso = thereto.
    * a espaldas de = out of sight of.
    * a estas alturas = by now.
    * a este fin = to this end.
    * a este paso = at this rate.
    * a este respecto = in this respect.
    * a este ritmo = at this rate.
    * a estrenar = brand new.
    * a examen = under the microscope.
    * a excepción de = barring, except for, excepting, other than, with the exception of, short of.
    * a excepción de que = except that.
    * a excepción de uno = with one exception.
    * a expensas de = at the expense of, at + Nombre's + expense.
    * a expensas de otro = at someone else's expense.
    * a expensas de otros = at other people's expense.
    * a + Expresión Temporal = as of + Expresión Temporal.
    * a falta de = for want of, in the absence of, in default of, for lack of, short of.
    * a favor = in favour.
    * a favor de = in favour of.
    * a favor de la decisión personal sobre el aborto = pro-choice.
    * a favor de la esclavitud = pro-slavery.
    * a favor de la raza negra = pro-black [problack].
    * a favor de la vida humana = pro-life.
    * a favor y en contra = pro and con.
    * a + Fecha = as per + Fecha.
    * a finales de = by the end of, at the close of + Expresión Temporal.
    * a finales de + Expresión Temporal = as of late + Expresión Temporal, at the end of + Expresión Temporal, by the close of + Expresión Temporal.
    * a finales de + Fecha = in the late + Fecha, in late + Fecha.
    * a finales de los + Década = late + Década, the.
    * a finales del + Siglo = late + Siglo, late period of + Siglo.
    * a fin de cuentas = at the end of the day, in the end, in the final count, in the grand scheme of things, when all is said and done, after all is said and done.
    * a fondo = fully, thoroughly, full-scale.
    * a fondo perdido = non-refundable.
    * ¡a freír espárragos! = on your bike!.
    * a fuerza de = by dint of.
    * a fuerza de cometer errores = the hard way.
    * a fuerza de errores = the hard way.
    * a gas = gas-powered.
    * a gatas = on all fours.
    * a grandes rasgos = broadly, rough draft.
    * a granel = in bulk.
    * a gran escala = large scale [large-scale], massive, on a wide scale, high-volume, wide-scale, on a broad scale, in a big way, on a grand scale.
    * a gran velocidad = at great speed.
    * a grito limpio = at the top of + Posesivo + voice.
    * a grito pelado = at the top of + Posesivo + voice.
    * a gritos = vociferously.
    * a groso modo = crudely.
    * a grosso modo = roughly, rough draft.
    * a gusto = at ease, at leisure.
    * a gusto de = to the liking of, at the pleasure of.
    * a horcajadas = astride.
    * a hurtadillas = surreptitiously, by stealth, stealthily, furtively, on the sly.
    * a imitación de lo clásico = classicising [classicizing, -USA], classicised [classicized, -USA].
    * a iniciativa de = at the initiative of.
    * a iniciativas del gobierno = government-led.
    * a instancia de = at the urging of.
    * a instancias de = at the instigation of, at the behest of, under the auspices of.
    * a intervalos = at intervals.
    * a intervalos + Adjetivo = at + Adjetivo + intervals.
    * a intervalos semanales = at weekly intervals.
    * a invitación de = at the invitation of.
    * a jabón = soapy [soapier -comp., soapiest -sup.].
    * a juicio = on trial.
    * a juicio público = in the public eye.
    * a juzgar por = to judge by, judging by, judging from.
    * a la acuarela = water-coloured [water-colored, -USA].
    * a la alcaldía = mayoral.
    * a la altura de = of the stature of, equal to.
    * a la altura de la cintura = waist high, waist deep.
    * a la altura de la rodilla = knee-high.
    * a la altura de los hombros = shoulder-high.
    * a la anchura de los hombros = shoulder-width.
    * a la anochecida = at nightfall.
    * a la antigua = old-style.
    * a la antigua usanza = old-style.
    * a la atención de = c/o (care of).
    * a la baja = on the wane.
    * a la brasa = grilled.
    * a la buena de Dios = out in the cold.
    * a la cabeza de = in the forefront of/in.
    * a la caída de la noche = at nightfall, at twilight.
    * a la caída de la tarde = at twilight.
    * a la carta = a la carte.
    * a la defensiva = on the defensive.
    * a la derecha = at the right.
    * a la derecha de = on the right side of, on the right-hand side of.
    * a la deriva = rudderless.
    * a la discreción de = at the discretion of.
    * a la disposición de Alguien = at + Posesivo + disposal.
    * a la expectativa de = on the lookout for, on the alert for.
    * a la + Expresión Temporal = a + Expresión Temporal.
    * a la fuerza = forcefully, of necessity, forcibly, compulsorily.
    * a la fuga = on the run, on the lam.
    * a la hora de + Infinitivo = when it came to + Gerundio, when it comes to + Gerundio.
    * a la hora de la verdad = when push comes to shove, if it comes to the crunch, when it comes to the crunch, when the worst comes to the worst, if the worst comes to the worst, when the crunch comes to the crunch, if the crunch comes to the crunch.
    * a la hora del café = at coffee.
    * a la intemperie = in the open, exposed.
    * a la inversa = mirror-fashion, mirror image, in reverse.
    * a la izquierda = at the left.
    * a la larga = in the long term, over the long term, in the end, eventually, for the long pull, over a period of time, over the long haul, in the far term, ultimately, by and by.
    * a la ligera = lightly.
    * a la luz de = in light of, in the light of.
    * a la luz de la luna = by moonlight, in the moonlight, moonlit.
    * a la luz de las estrellas = by starlight.
    * a la luz de las velas = by candlelight, candlelight, candlelit.
    * a la luz del día = in the light of day.
    * a la luz de una lámpara de gas = by gaslight.
    * a la mano de = available at the fingertips of.
    * a la misma altura que = in the same league as.
    * a la moda = trendy [trendier -comp., trendiest -sup.].
    * a la onda = in the know.
    * a la opinión pública = in the public eye.
    * a la par = in concert, in tandem, neck and neck, in a tandem fashion, in parallel.
    * a la par que = in tandem with, hand in hand (with), as the same time as.
    * a la parrilla = grilled, on the grill.
    * a la perfección = superbly.
    * a la plancha = griddled, on the griddle, on the hotplate.
    * a largo plazo = in the long term, over the long term, long-range, in the long run, long-term, over the long run, over the long haul, long-run, in the far term, far-term.
    * a la salida = on the way out.
    * a la sazón = at that time.
    * a las doce del mediodía = at high noon.
    * a la semana = a week, per week.
    * a las mil maravillas = marvellously [marvelously, -USA], famously, like a house on fire.
    * a la sombra de = in the shadow of.
    * a las puertas de = on the threshold of.
    * a la última = hip [hipper -comp., hippest -sup.], on the fast track, hipped.
    * a la vanguardia = on the cutting edge, on the leading edge, in the fast lane, on the fast track, at the leading edge, on the bleeding edge.
    * a la vanguardia de = in the vanguard of, at the forefront of, in the forefront of/in, at the vanguard of.
    * a la velocidad de la luz = at the speed of light.
    * a la velocidad del rayo = at the speed of lightning.
    * a la velocidad del sonido = at the speed of sound.
    * a la venta = on release.
    * a la vez = at once, at one time, at similar times, at the same time, concurrently, side-by-side, simultaneously, at the same instant, in parallel, in tandem, at the one time, in a tandem fashion, at a time, in unison.
    * a la vez que = hand in hand (with), cum, in conjunction with, in unison with.
    * a la vista = in sight, within sight.
    * a la vista de = in light of, in the light of.
    * a la vuelta de = on the return leg of.
    * a la zaga = not far behind, in tow.
    * al azar = lucky draw, lucky dip.
    * al extremo norte = northernmost.
    * al extremo oeste = westernmost.
    * al hacer esto = in doing so.
    * al norte del estado = upstate.
    * a lo extremo = to the extreme.
    * a lo grande = in a big way, big time, grandly, on a grand scale.
    * a lo hecho, pecho = no use crying over spilt/spilled milk, you've made your bed, now you must lie in it!.
    * a lo largo de = along, down, throughout.
    * a lo largo de + Expresión Temporal = sometime + Expresión Temporal.
    * a lo largo de la historia = over time.
    * a lo largo de la ruta = along the way.
    * a lo largo del tiempo = longitudinal, longitudinally.
    * a lo largo de todo = the entire length of.
    * a lo largo y ancho del país = countrywide [country-wide].
    * a lo largo y ancho de + Lugar = up and down + Lugar.
    * a lo lejos = in the distance.
    * a lo loco = helter-skelter, like there's no tomorrow.
    * a lo máximo = at best, at most, at the most.
    * a lo mejor = perhaps.
    * a lo que salga = come what may.
    * a los ojos de = in the eyes of.
    * a lo sumo = at best, at most, at the most.
    * al otro lado del atlántico = across the pond.
    * al otro lado del charco = across the pond.
    * al otro lado del océano = across the pond.
    * a lo zombi = zombielike.
    * a mano = by hand, manually, nearby [near-by], handy, within reach, within easy reach.
    * a mano alzada = by a show of hands.
    * a mano derecha de = on the right side of, on the right-hand side of.
    * a manojos = by the handful.
    * a manos de = at the hands of.
    * a marchas forzadas = in a rush, against the clock.
    * a mares = cats and dogs.
    * a más largo plazo = longer-term.
    * a más..., más... = the + Comparativo..., the + Comparativo....
    * a más tardar = at the latest.
    * a mata caballo = in a hurry, hurried, hurriedly, helter-skelter.
    * a media asta = at half-mast, at half staff.
    * a mediados de = in the middle decades of.
    * a mediados de + Fecha = in the mid + Fecha.
    * a mediados de semana = midweek.
    * a media jornada = half-time [half time].
    * a media mañana = mid-morning.
    * a medianoche = at midnight.
    * a medias = half-hearted [halfhearted], qualified.
    * a medias entre... y... = betwixt and between.
    * a medida = custom, bespoke.
    * a medida que + avanzar + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * a medida que + avanzar + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * a medida que pasaba el tiempo = as time passed (by), as time went by.
    * a medida que pasa el tiempo = as time passes (by).
    * a medida que pasa + Expresión Temporal = as + Expresión Temporal + go by.
    * a medida que + pasar + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * a medida que + pasar + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * a medida que se necesite = on demand, on request, as required.
    * a medida que + transcurrir + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * a medida que + transcurrir + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * a medio abrir = half-opened.
    * a medio camino = halfway [half-way/half way].
    * a medio comprender = half-understood.
    * a medio formar = half-formed.
    * a medio fuego = medium heat.
    * a medio hacer = halfway done, half done.
    * a medio plazo = medium-term, near-term, in the medium term, in the mid-term, mid-term [midterm].
    * a medio rimar = half-rhymed.
    * a medio vestir = half dressed.
    * a menor escala = at a reduced rate.
    * a menos que = unless, short of.
    * a menudo = oftentimes [often times], ofttimes [oft-times].
    * a merced de = at the mercy of.
    * a mí = me.
    * a mi entender = to my mind.
    * a mi modo de ver = in my books.
    * a mi parecer = to my mind, methinks, in my books.
    * a mitad de = half way through, halfway through.
    * a mitad de camino = halfway [half-way/half way].
    * a mitad de camino entre... y... = midway between, half way between... and....
    * a mitad de camino entre... y... = astride... and....
    * a mitad de precio = at half price.
    * a mí también me gustaría tener la misma oportunidad = turnabout is fair play.
    * a modo de = by way of, in the vein of, as a kind of.
    * a modo de aclaración = in parenthesis, on a sidenote.
    * a modo de advertencia = cautionary.
    * a modo de ejemplo = by way of illustration.
    * a modo de explicación = parenthetically.
    * a modo de ilustración = by way of illustration.
    * a modo de inciso = in passing, by the way of (a) digression.
    * a modo de paréntesis = parenthetical.
    * a modo de prólogo = prefatory.
    * a modo de resumen = wrap-up.
    * a mogollón = aplenty [a-plenty].
    * a montón = aplenty [a-plenty].
    * a montones = in droves, by the sackful.
    * a muchos niveles = many-levelled [many-leveled, -USA].
    * a muerte = bitter, bitterly.
    * a nadie le importa nada = nobody + gives a damn.
    * a nivel de barrio = neighbourhood-based.
    * a nivel de calle = on the ground level.
    * a nivel de la calle = at ground level.
    * a nivel del suelo = at ground level.
    * a nivel estatal = statewide [state-wide].
    * a nivel federal = federally, federally.
    * a nivel individual = privately.
    * a nivel local = locally, domestically.
    * a nivel multicultural = multi-culturally [multiculturally].
    * a nivel mundial = worldwide [world-wide], globally.
    * a nivel nacional = nationally, domestically, countrywide [country-wide].
    * a nivel privado = privately.
    * a nivel regional = regionally.
    * a nombre de = payable to.
    * a no ser que = unless.
    * a nosotros = us.
    * a ojo = ocular.
    * a ojos vista = before + Posesivo + (own two) eyes.
    * a orillas del océano = oceanfront.
    * a orillas del río = riverfront.
    * a orillas de un lago = lakeside, lakefront, by the lakeside.
    * a otro sitio = somewhere else.
    * a pares = in pairs.
    * a partes iguales = share and share alike, in equal measure(s).
    * a partir de = on the basis of, based on, working from, from, on a diet of, in response to.
    * a partir de ahora = from now on, from this point on, henceforth, as of now.
    * a partir de ahora y durante + Cuantificador + años = for + Cuantificador + years to come.
    * a partir de aquí = hereupon.
    * a partir de ello = therefrom.
    * a partir de entonces = from this time on, hereafter, thereafter, whereafter, from then on, thenceforth, henceforth, from that moment on.
    * a partir de ese momento = from that moment on.
    * a partir de este momento = hereinafter.
    * a partir de esto = on this basis, on that basis.
    * a partir de + Fecha = from + Fecha, effective + Fecha.
    * a partir de hoy = as from today.
    * a partir de la medianoche = late night.
    * a partir de los títulos = title-based.
    * a paso de tortuga = at a snail's pace.
    * a paso ligero = on the double.
    * a pasos agigantados = at an exponential rate, at exponential rates, by leaps and bounds.
    * a pedir de boca = without a hitch.
    * a pequeña escala = in a small way, small scale [small-scale].
    * a perpetuidad = in perpetuity.
    * a pesar de (que) = albeit (that), despite, in spite of, notwithstanding, although, despite the fact that, in spite of the fact that.
    * a pesar de todo = all the same, in spite of everything, despite everything, despite it all, in spite of it all, all this said.
    * a pesar de todo + Posesivo + Nombre = for all + Posesivo + Nombre.
    * a petición de = at the request of, at the urging of, at the behest of.
    * a petición del usuario = on demand, on request.
    * a petición popular = by popular demand.
    * a pie = on foot, afoot, dismounted.
    * a pilas = battery-operated.
    * a pique = sinking.
    * a placer = at will.
    * a plena luz del día = in broad daylight.
    * a poca distancia = not far behind.
    * a poca distancia andando = within walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a poca distancia a pie = within an easy walk, within walking distance.
    * a pocos minutos andando = within walking distance, within easy walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a pocos minutos a pie = within walking distance, within easy walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a porrillo = by the handful.
    * a + Posesivo + aire = to + Posesivo + heart's content.
    * a + Posesivo + alcance = in the ballpark for + Pronombre, in + Posesivo + ballpark range.
    * a + Posesivo + costa = at + Posesivo + expense.
    * a + Posesivo + cuidado = in + Posesivo + safekeeping.
    * a + Posesivo + discreción = at will, at + Posesivo + discretion.
    * a + Posesivo + disposición = at + Posesivo + disposal.
    * a + Posesivo + entender = to the best of + Posesivo + belief.
    * a + Posesivo + espaldas = behind + Posesivo + back.
    * a + Posesivo + expensas = at + Posesivo + expense.
    * a + Posesivo + favor = in + Posesivo + favour, to + Posesivo + credit.
    * a + Posesivo + juicio = in + Posesivo + estimation.
    * a + Posesivo + manera = in + Posesivo + own way.
    * a + Posesivo + saber = to the best of + Posesivo + knowledge.
    * a + Posesivo + saber y entender = to the best of + Posesivo + knowledge and belief.
    * a + Posesivo + servicio = at + Posesivo + service.
    * a + Posesivo + sorprender = much to + Posesivo + surprise.
    * a + Posesivo + vista = before + Posesivo + (own two) eyes.
    * a posteriori = reactive, in retrospect, after-the-fact, hindsight, with hindsight, a posteriori, in hindsight.
    * a precio de coste = at cost price, at cost.
    * a precio de costo = at cost price, at cost.
    * a precio de ganga = at a steal.
    * a precio especial = at reduced cost, discounted, cut-rate, cut-price.
    * a precio razonable = at reasonable cost(s).
    * a precio reducido = at a discount.
    * a precios competitivos = competitively priced.
    * a precios especiales = at reduced rates, at preferential rates.
    * a precios razonables = at affordable prices.
    * a presión = pressurised [pressurized, -USA].
    * a primera hora de la mañana = first thing in the morning.
    * a primera hora de + Período del Día = first thing + Período del Día.
    * a primeras horas de la tarde = late afternoon.
    * a primera vista = on first acquaintance, at first sight, on first inspection, on the face of it, at first blush, at first glance, on the surface, prima facie, first-blush.
    * a primeros de + Fecha = in the early + Fecha.
    * a principios de + Fecha = in the early + Fecha.
    * a principios de los + Década = early + Década, the.
    * a priori = proactive [pro-active], foresight, a priori, on the surface.
    * a prisa = quickly.
    * a propósito = deliberate, for the record, incidentally, intentionally, by the way, in passing, anecdotally, purposely, by design, on purpose, wilfully [willfully, -USA], on a sidenote, studiously, by the way of (a) digression, by the by(e), speaking of which, designedly.
    * a propósito de = apropos of.
    * a propósito de nada = for no specific reason, for no particular reason.
    * a prueba = on trial.
    * a prueba de bombas = ruggedised [ruggedized, -USA], bomb-proof.
    * a prueba de conejos = rabbit-proof.
    * a prueba de fallos = fail-safe.
    * a prueba de incendios = fireproof [fire-proof].
    * a prueba de niños = childproof.
    * a prueba de robos = theft proof.
    * a prueba de tornados = tornado proof.
    * a prueba de un tratamiento duro = ruggedised [ruggedized, -USA].
    * a prueba de viento = windproof.
    * a puerta cerrada = behind closed doors.
    * a punta de pistola = at gunpoint.
    * a punto de = on the verge of, a heartbeat away from.
    * a punto de + Infinitivo = about to + Infinitivo.
    * a punto de irse a pique = on the rocks.
    * a punto de morir = on + Posesivo + deathbed.
    * a puñados = by the sackful, by the handful.
    * a quemarropa = point blank.
    * a quien madruga, Dios le ayuda = the early bird catches the worm.
    * a quienquiera que = whomever.
    * a rachas = by fits and starts.
    * a ráfagas = in bursts.
    * a raíz de = in the wake of.
    * a rajatabla = to the letter.
    * a ras de = flush with.
    * a ras de la calle = ground-floor.
    * a ras del suelo = at ground level.
    * a rastras = in tow.
    * a ratos = intermittently.
    * a reacción = jet-assisted.
    * a rebosar (de) = jam-packed (with), filled to capacity.
    * a regañadientes = grudgingly, grudging, begrudgingly, unwillingly, reluctantly.
    * a régimen = on a diet.
    * a remolque = in tow.
    * a reventar (de) = jam-packed (with), filled to capacity.
    * a saber = namely, viz, to wit.
    * a sabiendas = knowing, knowingly, wilfully [willfully, -USA].
    * a sabiendas de que = on the understanding that.
    * a sacudidas = jerkily.
    * a saltitos = jerky [jerkier -comp., jerkiest -sup.].
    * a salvo = in a safe place, in safekeeping, out of harm's way.
    * a sangre fría = cold-blooded.
    * a ser posible = if possible.
    * a simple vista = by the naked eye, superficially, on first thought.
    * a solas = all by + Reflexivo, by + Reflexivo.
    * a su debido tiempo = in due course, timely, in due time.
    * a sueldo = paid.
    * a su precio normal = at full price.
    * a su propio ritmo = at an individual pace.
    * a su tiempo = in a timely fashion, in due course, in a timely manner.
    * a su vez = Verbo + further, in turn, in its/their turn.
    * a tal efecto = to this effect.
    * a tales efectos = hereto.
    * a tarifa reducida = at reduced cost.
    * a tarifas especiales = at reduced rates, at preferential rates.
    * a temperatura ambiente = at room temperature.
    * a tener en cuenta en el futuro = for future reference.
    * a tenor de = in light of, in the face of, in the light of, in view of.
    * a ti = you, thee.
    * a tiempo = in timely fashion, on time, promptly, timely, just in time, in time.
    * a tiempo completo = full-time.
    * a tiempo parcial = part-time.
    * a tientas = in the dark.
    * a tientas y a ciegas = blindly, in the dark.
    * a ti mismo = yourself, thyself.
    * a tiro = within gunshot, within range.
    * a tirones = jerky [jerkier -comp., jerkiest -sup.].
    * a título de = by way of, for the sake of.
    * a título gratuito = gratuitous.
    * a título personal = in a personal capacity, in a private capacity.
    * a toda costa = absolutely, at all costs, come what may, at any cost, at any price.
    * a toda máquina = in the fast lane, fast lane, full steam ahead, at full tilt, full-tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed.
    * a toda marcha = at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a toda mecha = at a rate of knots, full steam ahead, at full blast, at full throttle, at top speed, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a toda pasta = at a rate of knots.
    * a toda pastilla = in the fast lane, on the fast track, fast lane, overdrive, full steam ahead, full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at a rate of knots, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed.
    * a toda prueba = unswerving.
    * a todas horas = at all hours, around the clock.
    * a todas luces = patently.
    * a todas partes = far and wide.
    * a toda velocidad = full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed.
    * a todo alrededor = all round.
    * a todo color = full-colour, in full colour.
    * a todo gas = full steam ahead, full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a todo lo largo de = the length of.
    * a todo meter = full steam ahead, at full stretch, at full speed, at full blast, at top speed, at full throttle.
    * a todo ritmo = in full swing, in full force, in full gear.
    * a todos lados = far and wide.
    * a todos los efectos = to all intents and purposes, to all intents, for all practical purposes, for all intents and purposes.
    * a todos los niveles = at all levels.
    * a todos nosotros = us all.
    * a todos por igual = one size fits all.
    * a todo vapor = full steam ahead, full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a todo volumen = at full blast.
    * a tontas y a ciegas = headlong, runaway.
    * a tontas y locas = like there's no tomorrow, without rhyme or reason.
    * a tope = packed to capacity, in the fast lane, fast lane, choc-a-block, chock-full, in full swing, in full gear, packed to the rafters.
    * a trancas y barrancas = with great difficulty, by fits and starts.
    * a través de = by way of, in the form of, through, via, out of, through the agency of.
    * a través de Internet = Internet-based, Web-based, Web-supported.
    * a través de la historia = over time.
    * a través de la TI = IT-enabled.
    * a través de la web = Web-based, Web-supported.
    * a través de los años = over the years, down the years.
    * a través de los ojos de = through the eyes of.
    * a través de los siglos = over the centuries.
    * a través del teléfono = call-in.
    * a través del tiempo = over time.
    * a través de operador = operator-assisted.
    * a tres bandas = three pronged.
    * a tres niveles = three-tiered.
    * a troche y moche = like there's no tomorrow.
    * a trompicones = by fits and starts.
    * a tropezones = falteringly, hesitantly, haltingly, jerkily.
    * a trozos = piecewise.
    * ¡A tu salud! = Here's to you!.
    * a última hora = at the last minute, at the eleventh hour, last minute [last-minute], at the very last minute, at the very last moment, at the very last.
    * a últimas horas de la tarde = late evening.
    * a últ

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

  • 15 a la hora de la verdad

    at the moment of truth, when it comes to it
    * * *
    = 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
    Ex. When push comes to shove, it seems that short-term economic interests steamroller scientific arguments.
    Ex. You may never need the soldering iron, but if it comes to the crunch and you suddenly find you need one, you'll be glad it's there.
    Ex. Interestingly, when it comes to the crunch, there seem to be a hell of a lot of agnostics out there.
    Ex. When the worst comes to the worst what we should really fear is ourselves, and each other.
    Ex. If the worst comes to the worst and you are attacked, try to escape rather than fight back, especially if you believe that your assailant may be armed.
    Ex. But above all, he is still my brother and when the crunch comes to the crunch, we will all be there for him, no matter what the circumstances.
    Ex. He's told the Argies that if the crunch comes to the crunch America will side with Britain.
    * * *
    = 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

    Ex: When push comes to shove, it seems that short-term economic interests steamroller scientific arguments.

    Ex: You may never need the soldering iron, but if it comes to the crunch and you suddenly find you need one, you'll be glad it's there.
    Ex: Interestingly, when it comes to the crunch, there seem to be a hell of a lot of agnostics out there.
    Ex: When the worst comes to the worst what we should really fear is ourselves, and each other.
    Ex: If the worst comes to the worst and you are attacked, try to escape rather than fight back, especially if you believe that your assailant may be armed.
    Ex: But above all, he is still my brother and when the crunch comes to the crunch, we will all be there for him, no matter what the circumstances.
    Ex: He's told the Argies that if the crunch comes to the crunch America will side with Britain.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a la hora de la verdad

  • 16 acertar

    v.
    1 to guess (correctly).
    acerté dos respuestas I got two answers right
    Silvia acierta las respuestas siempre Silvia guesses the answers always.
    2 to hit (blanco).
    3 to be right.
    acerté a la primera I got it right first time
    acertó al elegir esa profesión she made the right decision when she chose that career
    acertaste con su regalo you chose her present well, you chose just the right present for her
    4 to guess right, to be right on the nose, to hit correctly, to hit the target.
    Acertó He=she guessed right..
    5 to do well, to succeed.
    Ricardo acertó en su empresa Richard succeeded in his undertaking.
    * * *
    (e changes to ie in stressed syllables)
    Present Indicative
    acierto, aciertas, acierta, acertamos, acertáis, aciertan.
    Present Subjunctive
    acierte, aciertes, acierte, acertemos, acertéis, acierten.
    Imperative
    acierta (tú), acierte (él/Vd.), acertemos (nos.), acertad (vos.), acierten (ellos/Vds.).
    * * *
    1.
    VT [+ respuesta] to get right; [+ adivinanza] to guess

    ¿cuántos números has acertado esta semana? — how many numbers did you get this week?

    2. VI
    1) [al disparar] to hit the target
    2) (=adivinar) to get it right

    ¡has acertado! — you got it right!

    3) [al decir, hacer algo] to be right

    acertó al quedarse callado — he did the right thing keeping quiet, he was right to keep quiet

    acertar con algo — [al escoger] to get sth right

    han acertado de pleno con el nuevo modelo de coche familiarthey've scored a real winner * o they've got it just right with their new family car

    acertar en algo, habéis acertado en la elección — you have made the right choice

    4)

    acertar a hacer algo — (=conseguir) to manage to do sth; [casualmente] to happen to do sth

    5)

    acertar con(=encontrar) to manage to find

    6) [planta] to flourish, do well
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo <respuesta/resultado> to get... right
    2.
    1)
    a) (dar, pegar)
    b) ( atinar) to be right

    acertar con algo con solución to hit on something

    2) (lograr, atinar)

    acertar a + inf — to manage to + inf

    3) (liter) ( suceder casualmente)

    acertar a + inf — to happen to + inf

    * * *
    = see + the light, manage to, strike + home, hit + the nail on the head, be spot on, get + it + right, hit + the truth, hit it out of + the park, hit + a home run, knock it out of + the park.
    Ex. Apologies to those telephone company employees who saw the light years ago and have been trying to convince their employers.
    Ex. Tom Hernandez tried not to show how sad he felt about his friends' leaving, and managed to keep up a cheerful facade until the party broke up.
    Ex. Among many observations in this widely bruited report, one in particular struck home: fewer books had been translated into Arabic in a millennium than were translated into Spanish in a year.
    Ex. One ISO team member hit the nail on the head by saying that the ISO certificate would mean a lot for our customers.
    Ex. The program is spot on -- you can't fault it with the presentation and it's totally inoffensive and suitable for kids.
    Ex. If the reading-boy misread the copy, or if the corrector misheard or misunderstood the reading-boy, a wrong word might be entered on the proof as a correction whether or not the compositor had got it right in the first place.
    Ex. He hit the truth in one point only, the number of windows on one side of the house.
    Ex. We already knew these Irish lads were among the best boy bands out there, but they really hit it out of the park with this romantic song.
    Ex. EGND has hit a home run with the introduction of a new product line, increasing sales projections, and ramping up production schedules.
    Ex. It was a risk, but early results seem to indicate that the duo has knocked it out of the park with the new version.
    ----
    * acertar con = put + Posesivo + finger on.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo <respuesta/resultado> to get... right
    2.
    1)
    a) (dar, pegar)
    b) ( atinar) to be right

    acertar con algo con solución to hit on something

    2) (lograr, atinar)

    acertar a + inf — to manage to + inf

    3) (liter) ( suceder casualmente)

    acertar a + inf — to happen to + inf

    * * *
    = see + the light, manage to, strike + home, hit + the nail on the head, be spot on, get + it + right, hit + the truth, hit it out of + the park, hit + a home run, knock it out of + the park.

    Ex: Apologies to those telephone company employees who saw the light years ago and have been trying to convince their employers.

    Ex: Tom Hernandez tried not to show how sad he felt about his friends' leaving, and managed to keep up a cheerful facade until the party broke up.
    Ex: Among many observations in this widely bruited report, one in particular struck home: fewer books had been translated into Arabic in a millennium than were translated into Spanish in a year.
    Ex: One ISO team member hit the nail on the head by saying that the ISO certificate would mean a lot for our customers.
    Ex: The program is spot on -- you can't fault it with the presentation and it's totally inoffensive and suitable for kids.
    Ex: If the reading-boy misread the copy, or if the corrector misheard or misunderstood the reading-boy, a wrong word might be entered on the proof as a correction whether or not the compositor had got it right in the first place.
    Ex: He hit the truth in one point only, the number of windows on one side of the house.
    Ex: We already knew these Irish lads were among the best boy bands out there, but they really hit it out of the park with this romantic song.
    Ex: EGND has hit a home run with the introduction of a new product line, increasing sales projections, and ramping up production schedules.
    Ex: It was a risk, but early results seem to indicate that the duo has knocked it out of the park with the new version.
    * acertar con = put + Posesivo + finger on.

    * * *
    acertar [A5 ]
    vt
    ‹respuesta/resultado› to get … right
    sólo acertó tres respuestas she only got three answers right, she only answered three questions correctly
    a ver si aciertas quién es see if you can guess who it is
    ■ acertar
    vi
    A (atinar) to be right
    ¿no te dije que iban a perder? pues acerté didn't I tell you they were going to lose? well, I was right
    dijo varios nombres pero no acertó she said several names but didn't get it right
    acertaste al no comprarlo it was a good decision not to buy it, you did the right thing not buying it
    acertar CON algo to get sth right
    ¿acerté con la talla? did I get the size right?
    has acertado con el regalo, es justo lo que necesitaba your present's perfect, it's just what I needed
    no acerté con la calle/casa I couldn't find the street/house
    B (lograr, atinar) acertar A + INF to manage to + INF
    no acertó a decir palabra she didn't manage to say a single word, she was unable to utter a single word
    no acierto a comprender qué es lo que pretende I just can't see o I fail to see what he hopes to achieve
    C ( liter) (suceder casualmente) acertar A + INF to happen to + INF
    acertó a pasar por allí he happened to pass that way
    * * *

     

    acertar ( conjugate acertar) verbo transitivorespuesta/resultadoto get … right;

    verbo intransitivo
    1
    a) (dar, pegar): acertarle a algo to hit sth;




    2 ( lograr) acertar a hacer algo to manage to do sth
    acertar
    I verbo transitivo
    1 (dar con la solución) to get right
    2 (adivinar) to guess correctly
    3 acertar la quiniela, to win the pools
    II verbo intransitivo
    1 (decidir correctamente) to be right
    2 (encontrar) cuando por fin acertó con la llave..., when she finally found the right key...
    ' acertar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    atinar
    - blanca
    - blanco
    - equivocar
    - acierta
    - dar
    English:
    character
    - chord
    - football
    - guess
    * * *
    vt
    1. [adivinar] to guess (correctly);
    acerté dos respuestas I got two answers right
    2. [blanco] to hit
    vi
    1. [al contestar, adivinar] to be right;
    [al escoger, decidir] to make a good choice;
    acerté a la primera I got it right first time;
    acertó al elegir esa profesión she made the right decision when she chose that career;
    acertaste con su regalo you chose her present well, you chose just the right present for her;
    Fam
    no acertar una: a la hora de comprar regalos no acierta una when it comes to buying presents she never gets it right
    2. [en blanco]
    acertó en la diana she hit the bull's-eye;
    el disparo le acertó en la cabeza the bullet hit him in the head
    3. [conseguir]
    acertar a hacer algo to manage to do sth;
    no acierto a entenderlo I can't understand it at all
    4. [ocurrir casualmente]
    acertaba a pasar por allí she happened to pass that way;
    acertó a nevar cuando llegamos al pueblo it happened to start snowing when we reached the village
    5.
    acertar con [hallar] to find;
    acertamos con el desvío correcto we found the right turn-off
    * * *
    I v/t respuesta get right; al hacer una conjetura guess;
    acertar el blanco, acertar en la diana fig hit the nail on the head
    II v/i
    1 be right;
    acertar con algo get sth right
    2
    :
    no acierto a hacerlo I don’t seem to be able to do it
    * * *
    acertar {55} vt
    : to guess correctly
    atinar: to be accurate, to be on target
    * * *
    1. (respuesta) to get right
    2. (objetivo) to hit [pt. & pp. hit]
    3. (adivinar) to guess

    Spanish-English dictionary > acertar

  • 17 acudir

    v.
    1 to go.
    acudir a una cita/un mitin to turn up for an appointment/at a rally
    nadie acudió a mi llamada de auxilio no-one answered my cry for help
    2 to attend, to come, to turn out, to go.
    Nadie acudió Nobody turned out.
    * * *
    1 (ir) to go; (venir) to come, arrive
    2 (presentarse) to come back
    3 (ir a socorrer) to help, come forward
    4 (recurrir) to call on, turn to
    * * *
    verb
    to go, come
    * * *
    VI
    1) [indicando movimiento] (=ir) to go; (=venir) to come

    señor Martínez, acuda a información por favor — Mr Martínez, please go to the information desk

    acudieron en su ayudathey went to his aid

    no acudió a la cita — he did not keep the appointment, he did not turn up (for the appointment)

    acudir a una llamadato answer a call

    acudir al médicoto consult a doctor

    acudir a la menteto come to (one's) mind

    acudir a las urnasto go to the polls

    2) (=participar) to take part
    3) (=recurrir)

    acudir ato turn to

    acudo a ustedes para quejarme sobre... — I am writing to complain about...

    4) (Agr) to produce, yield
    * * *
    verbo intransitivo
    1) (frml) ( a lugar)

    acudió a la hora previstashe came o arrived at the arranged time

    acudir a algo< cita> to turn up for something; < reunión> to attend something

    los recuerdos acuden a mi mente — (liter) memories come flooding back to me

    señorita Fernández, acuda al teléfono — telephone call for Miss Fernández

    2) ( recurrir)
    * * *
    = call on/upon, patronise [patronize, -USA], patronage.
    Ex. It can only be a matter of time before we have in effect a complete set of MARC records to call on for details of any item we require.
    Ex. In the light of the continuing authoritarianism demonstrated by most librarians towards their patrons, it is small wonder that so few people patronized America's public libraries.
    Ex. 'Exit' is a vow, or intention, to never again patronage the offending library.
    ----
    * acudir a = enlist + the cooperation of.
    * acudir al rescate = come to + Posesivo + rescue.
    * acudir en masa = flock, flock in, be out in force, come out in + force.
    * no acudir = stay away.
    * reunión a la que los padres acuden con sus bebés = lapsit.
    * * *
    verbo intransitivo
    1) (frml) ( a lugar)

    acudió a la hora previstashe came o arrived at the arranged time

    acudir a algo< cita> to turn up for something; < reunión> to attend something

    los recuerdos acuden a mi mente — (liter) memories come flooding back to me

    señorita Fernández, acuda al teléfono — telephone call for Miss Fernández

    2) ( recurrir)
    * * *
    = call on/upon, patronise [patronize, -USA], patronage.

    Ex: It can only be a matter of time before we have in effect a complete set of MARC records to call on for details of any item we require.

    Ex: In the light of the continuing authoritarianism demonstrated by most librarians towards their patrons, it is small wonder that so few people patronized America's public libraries.
    Ex: 'Exit' is a vow, or intention, to never again patronage the offending library.
    * acudir a = enlist + the cooperation of.
    * acudir al rescate = come to + Posesivo + rescue.
    * acudir en masa = flock, flock in, be out in force, come out in + force.
    * no acudir = stay away.
    * reunión a la que los padres acuden con sus bebés = lapsit.

    * * *
    acudir [I1 ]
    vi
    A ( frml)
    (a un lugar): nadie acudió en su ayuda nobody came to his aid
    no acudió a la hora prevista she did not come o arrive at the arranged time
    deberá acudir en ayunas you should not eat anything before attending
    miles de personas acudieron para apoyarlo thousands of people turned out o came to support him
    acudir A algo:
    no acudió a la cita he failed to keep the appointment o ( BrE) to turn up for the appointment
    no acudió a la reunión she did not attend the meeting
    millones de personas acudirán hoy a las urnas millions of people will go to the polls today
    la policía acudió al lugar de los hechos the police went to the scene (of events)
    los recuerdos acuden a mi mente ( liter); memories come flooding back to me
    señorita Fernández, acuda al teléfono Miss Fernández, telephone call o telephone call for Miss Fernández
    B (recurrir) acudir A algn:
    acudió a su padre para que lo ayudara he turned o went to his father for help
    antes que acudir a las armas rather than resort to the use of arms
    acudieron a un árbitro para intentar resolverlo they went to arbitration to try to resolve it
    * * *

     

    acudir ( conjugate acudir) verbo intransitivo
    1 (frml) (ir) to go;
    ( venir) to come;
    nadie acudió en su ayuda nobody went/came to his aid;

    acudir a algo ‹ a cita› to arrive for sth;

    a reunión to attend sth;

    2 ( recurrir) acudir a algn to turn to sb;

    acudir verbo intransitivo
    1 (ir a una cita, a un lugar) to go
    (venir a una cita, a un lugar) to come, arrive
    2 (prestar ayuda) to give aid, help: siempre está dispuesto a acudir en auxilio de cualquiera, he's always prepared to help anybody
    3 (buscar ayuda o información) to turn to: no tengo a quién acudir, I have no one to turn to
    ' acudir' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    aparecer
    - concejo
    - faltar
    - ir
    - acto
    - masa
    - tribunal
    English:
    aid
    - appointment
    - break
    - come
    - court
    - directly
    - disappoint
    - flock
    - keep
    - poll
    - roll up
    - turn out
    - turn up
    - walk up
    * * *
    acudir vi
    1. [ir] to go;
    [venir] to come;
    acudir a una cita/un mitin to turn up for an appointment/at a rally;
    acudir en ayuda de alguien to come to sb's aid o assistance;
    nadie acudió a mi llamada de auxilio no one answered my cry for help;
    Sr. Pérez, acuda a recepción could Mr Perez please come to reception?;
    no es obligatorio acudir a todas las clases it isn't compulsory to attend all the classes;
    acudir a la mente to come to mind;
    acudir a las urnas to go to the polls
    2. [frecuentar]
    a este restaurante acuden muchos personajes famosos this restaurant is patronized by many celebrities
    3. [recurrir]
    acudir a alguien to turn to sb;
    si necesitas ayuda, puedes acudir a mí if you need help you can ask me o come to me;
    amenazaron con acudir a la violencia they threatened to resort to violence;
    piensan acudir a la justicia they intend to go to court
    * * *
    v/i come;
    acudir a alguien turn to s.o.;
    acudir al médico go to the doctor;
    acudir a las urnas go to the polls;
    acudir al trabajo go to work
    * * *
    acudir vi
    1) : to go, to come (someplace for a specific purpose)
    acudió a la puerta: he went to the door
    acudimos en su ayuda: we came to her aid
    2) : to be present, to show up
    acudí a la cita: I showed up for the appointment
    3)
    acudir a : to turn to, to have recourse to
    hay que acudir al médico: you must consult the doctor
    * * *
    acudir vb
    1. (ir) to go
    2. (recurrir a) to turn to

    Spanish-English dictionary > acudir

  • 18 algo

    adv.
    1 a bit (un poco).
    es algo más grande it's a bit bigger
    2 somewhat, a little bit, sort of, some.
    pron.
    1 something (alguna cosa).
    ¿te pasa algo? is anything the matter?
    algo es algo something is better than nothing
    algo así, algo por el estilo something like that
    algo así como… something like…
    por algo lo habrá dicho he must have said it for a reason
    2 a bit, a little (cantidad pequeña).
    algo de some
    3 something (cosa importante).
    se cree que es algo he thinks he's something (special)
    * * *
    1 (afirmación) something; (negación, interrogación) anything
    ¿quieres algo? do you want anything?
    ¿pasa algo? is anything wrong?, is anything the matter?
    ¿queda algo de café? is there any coffee left?
    1 (un poco) a bit, a little, somewhat
    \
    algo así something like that
    algo es algo something is better than nothing
    * * *
    1. pron.
    something, anything
    2. adv.
    somewhat, rather
    * * *
    1. PRON
    1) [en oraciones afirmativas] something

    -¿no habéis comido nada? -sí, algo hemos picado — "haven't you eaten anything?" - "yes, we've had a little snack"

    algo así, es músico o algo así — he's a musician or something like that

    algo de, tuve algo de miedo — I was a bit scared

    en algo, queríamos ser útiles en algo — we wanted to be of some use

    estar en algo — (=implicado) to be involved in sth; Ven ** to be high on sth

    llegar a ser algo — to be something

    tomar algo — [de beber] to have a drink; [de comer] to have a bite (to eat)

    ¿quieres tomarte algo? — would you like a drink?

    llegamos a las tres y algo — we arrived at three something

    si no deja de comer dulces un día le va a dar algo — if he doesn't stop eating sweet things something will happen to him one day

    si lo dice el director, por algo será — if the manager says so, he must have his reasons o there must be a reason for it

    ya es algo —

    ha logrado un estilo propio, lo que ya es algo — she has achieved her own style, which is quite something

    2) [en oraciones interrogativas, condicionales] [gen] anything; [esperando respuesta afirmativa] something

    ¿hay algo para mí? — is there anything o something for me?

    ¿puedes darme algo? — can you give me something?

    ¿le has dado algo más de dinero? — have you given him any more money?

    ¿no le habrá pasado algo? — nothing has happened to him, has it?

    2. ADV
    1) [con adjetivo] rather, a little

    puede parecer algo ingenuohe may seem slightly o rather o a little o somewhat frm naive

    2) [con verbos] a little
    3. SM
    1)

    un algo, tiene un algo que atrae — there's something attractive about him o there's something about him that's attractive

    2) Col mid-afternoon snack
    see ALGUNO, ALGO
    * * *
    I
    a) something; (en frases interrogativas, condicionales, etc) anything; ( esperando respuesta afirmativa) something

    ¿quieres algo de beber? — do you want something o anything to drink?

    ¿queda algo de pan? — is there any bread left?

    II
    adverbio a little, slightly

    ¿te duele? - algo — does it hurt? - a little o a bit

    III
    1)
    a)

    un algo — ( un no sé qué) something

    si no llega pronto me va a dar algo — if he doesn't turn up soon, I'll go mad

    b) ( un poco)
    2) (Col) ( merienda) mid-afternoon snack
    * * *
    = anything, somewhat, something, business [businesses, -pl.], kinda [kind of], something or other.
    Nota: Expresión utilizada para indicar que nos estamos refiriendo a cualquier cosa o a algo concreto de lo que no nos acordamos muy bien.
    Ex. It may or may not be too late to do anything about it.
    Ex. Both definitions have common roots, but their perspectives differ somewhat, the second definition being slightly broader in scope.
    Ex. Bibliographic coupling is based on the idea that two articles which both cite another earlier article must have something in common; if they both cite two earlier articles, the linking is increased; while if their bibliographies had half a dozen earlier articles in common we should be justified in assuming that they covered very much the same subject.
    Ex. I think this whole business about whether punctuation is obtrusive or not is quite honestly not worth discussing.
    Ex. This paper examines colloquial contractions (spelling variants such as ' kinda' and 'hafta') against a background of other variations in the English writing system.
    Ex. The article is entitled 'Participatory something or other through bargaining'.
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    * algas = algae.
    * algo absurdo = nonsense.
    * Algo a cargo de una sola persona = one-person operation.
    * algo anda mal = something is amiss.
    * algo antiestético = a blot on the landscape.
    * algo así como = something like.
    * algo banal = frill.
    * algo básico = necessity.
    * algo bueno = a good thing.
    * algo bueno aportará = something is bound to come of it.
    * algo casi seguro = a sure bet, safe bet.
    * algo concreto = that certain something.
    * algo demoledor = steamroller.
    * Algo desacertado = infelicity.
    * Algo desafortunado = infelicity.
    * algo desagradable a la vista = a blot on the landscape.
    * algo desconocido = virgin territory.
    * algo diferente = something else.
    * algo diferente de = something other than.
    * algo difícil = tall order.
    * algo digno de contemplar = a sight to behold.
    * algo digno de ver = a sight to behold.
    * algo distinto de = something other than.
    * algo diverto que hacer = fun thing to do.
    * algo en particular = that certain something.
    * algo esencial = essential.
    * algo es seguro = one thing is for sure.
    * algo estúpido = no-brainer.
    * algo estúpido, persona estúpida, algo fácil, algo obvio = no-brainer.
    * algo extra = frill.
    * algo fácil = no-brainer.
    * Algo falso = hoax.
    * algo grabado en piedra = tablet of stone.
    * algo hecho rápidamente = quickie.
    * algo impostergable = a matter of urgency.
    * algo inaplazable = a matter of urgency.
    * algo incompatible = a square peg in a round hole.
    * algo insignificante = just a little dot.
    * algo instintivo = gut feeling, gut instinct.
    * algo inútil = a dead dog.
    * algo irrelevante = irrelevance.
    * algo mal visto = dirty word.
    * algo maravilloso pero pasajero = a nine days wonder.
    * algo más = anything else.
    * algo más de = more of.
    * algo minúsculo = just a little dot.
    * algo muy agradable de oír = music to + Posesivo + ears.
    * algo muy diferente de = a far cry from.
    * algo muy difícil = a tough sell.
    * algo muy distinto de = a far cry from.
    * algo muy socorrido = standby [stand-by].
    * algo muy valioso = nugget.
    * algo obvio = no-brainer.
    * algo opcional = extra.
    * algo para picar = finger food.
    * algo parecido = suchlike.
    * Algo por lo que se puede cobrar = billable.
    * Algo que ahorra tiempo = time saver [timesaver].
    * Algo que es prescindible = inessential.
    * algo que estropea el paisaje = a blot on the landscape.
    * algo que rompe la armonía = a blot on the landscape.
    * Algo que se hace para matar el tiempo = time filler.
    * Algo que se le va tomando el gusto con el tiempo = acquired taste.
    * algo recién llegado = latecomer [late-comer].
    * algo seguro = safe bet.
    * algo sensacional = show-stopper [showstopper].
    * algo superfluo = frill.
    * algo urgente = rush on, a matter of urgency.
    * algo va mal = something is amiss.
    * algo visceral = gut feeling, gut instinct.
    * algo ya muy conocido y usado = old nag.
    * andar tramando algo malo = be up to no good, get up to + no good.
    * conseguir algo de = get + something out of.
    * convertirse en algo normal = become + standard practice, settle into + the norm.
    * estar haciendo algo que no se debe = be up to no good, get up to + no good.
    * estar tramando algo malo = be up to no good, get up to + no good.
    * haber algo raro con = there + be + something fishy going on with.
    * haber algo sospechoso con = there + be + something fishy going on with.
    * hacer algo alocado = do + something footloose and fancy-free.
    * hacer algo al respecto = do + something about it.
    * hacer algo con respecto a = do + something about.
    * merecerse algo = deserve + a little something.
    * o algo así = or something of that sort, or something to that effect, or something of that nature.
    * o algo parecido = or something of that sort, or something to that effect, or something of that nature, or anything like that, or words to that effect.
    * o algo similar = or something of that sort, or something to that effect, or something of that nature, or words to that effect.
    * obtener algo de = get + something out of.
    * pasar algo inesperado = things + take a turn for the unexpected.
    * por si sirve de algo = for what it's worth [FWIW].
    * preparar algo = put + a few things + together.
    * quien algo quiere algo le cuesta = no pain, no gain.
    * relativo a las algas = algal.
    * se obtendrá algo de provecho = something is bound to come of it.
    * ser algo bien conocido que = it + be + a (well)-known fact that.
    * ser algo bueno = be a good thing.
    * ser algo completamente distinto = be nothing of the sort.
    * ser algo común = be a fact of life, be a common occurrence, become + a common feature, be a part of life.
    * ser algo excepcional = be the exception rather than the rule, be in a league of its own.
    * ser algo fácil = be a cinch, be a doddle, be a breeze, be a picnic, be duck soup.
    * ser algo facilísimo = be a cinch, be a doddle, be a breeze, be a picnic, be duck soup.
    * ser algo habitual = become + a common feature, be a fact of life.
    * ser algo inevitable = the (hand)writing + be + on the wall, see it + coming.
    * ser algo (muy) bien sabido que = it + be + a (well)-known fact that.
    * ser algo muy claro = be a dead giveaway.
    * ser algo muy obvio = be a dead giveaway.
    * ser algo muy poco frecuente = be a rare occurrence.
    * ser algo muy raro = be a rare occurrence.
    * ser algo natural para = come + naturally to, be second nature to + Pronombre.
    * ser algo normal = be a fact of life, become + a common feature, be a part of life.
    * ser algo permanente = be here to stay.
    * ser algo poco común = be the exception rather than the rule.
    * ser algo poco conocido que = it + be + a little known fact that.
    * ser algo poco frecuente = be a rare occurrence.
    * ser algo poco sabido que = it + be + a little known fact that.
    * ser algo por lo que = be a matter for/of.
    * ser algo que no ocurre con frecuencia = be a rare occurrence.
    * ser algo seguro = be a cinch, be a doddle, be a breeze, be a picnic, be duck soup.
    * sonsacar algo de = get + something out of.
    * tener algo en contra de = have + something against.
    * tener algo que ver con = have + something to do with.
    * tener algo reservado = have + something up + Posesivo + sleeve.
    * todo cuesta algo = nothing comes without a cost.
    * traerse algo malo entre manos = be up to no good, get up to + no good.
    * * *
    I
    a) something; (en frases interrogativas, condicionales, etc) anything; ( esperando respuesta afirmativa) something

    ¿quieres algo de beber? — do you want something o anything to drink?

    ¿queda algo de pan? — is there any bread left?

    II
    adverbio a little, slightly

    ¿te duele? - algo — does it hurt? - a little o a bit

    III
    1)
    a)

    un algo — ( un no sé qué) something

    si no llega pronto me va a dar algo — if he doesn't turn up soon, I'll go mad

    b) ( un poco)
    2) (Col) ( merienda) mid-afternoon snack
    * * *
    = anything, somewhat, something, business [businesses, -pl.], kinda [kind of], something or other.
    Nota: Expresión utilizada para indicar que nos estamos refiriendo a cualquier cosa o a algo concreto de lo que no nos acordamos muy bien.

    Ex: It may or may not be too late to do anything about it.

    Ex: Both definitions have common roots, but their perspectives differ somewhat, the second definition being slightly broader in scope.
    Ex: Bibliographic coupling is based on the idea that two articles which both cite another earlier article must have something in common; if they both cite two earlier articles, the linking is increased; while if their bibliographies had half a dozen earlier articles in common we should be justified in assuming that they covered very much the same subject.
    Ex: I think this whole business about whether punctuation is obtrusive or not is quite honestly not worth discussing.
    Ex: This paper examines colloquial contractions (spelling variants such as ' kinda' and 'hafta') against a background of other variations in the English writing system.
    Ex: The article is entitled 'Participatory something or other through bargaining'.
    * algas = algae.
    * algo absurdo = nonsense.
    * Algo a cargo de una sola persona = one-person operation.
    * algo anda mal = something is amiss.
    * algo antiestético = a blot on the landscape.
    * algo así como = something like.
    * algo banal = frill.
    * algo básico = necessity.
    * algo bueno = a good thing.
    * algo bueno aportará = something is bound to come of it.
    * algo casi seguro = a sure bet, safe bet.
    * algo concreto = that certain something.
    * algo demoledor = steamroller.
    * Algo desacertado = infelicity.
    * Algo desafortunado = infelicity.
    * algo desagradable a la vista = a blot on the landscape.
    * algo desconocido = virgin territory.
    * algo diferente = something else.
    * algo diferente de = something other than.
    * algo difícil = tall order.
    * algo digno de contemplar = a sight to behold.
    * algo digno de ver = a sight to behold.
    * algo distinto de = something other than.
    * algo diverto que hacer = fun thing to do.
    * algo en particular = that certain something.
    * algo esencial = essential.
    * algo es seguro = one thing is for sure.
    * algo estúpido = no-brainer.
    * algo estúpido, persona estúpida, algo fácil, algo obvio = no-brainer.
    * algo extra = frill.
    * algo fácil = no-brainer.
    * Algo falso = hoax.
    * algo grabado en piedra = tablet of stone.
    * algo hecho rápidamente = quickie.
    * algo impostergable = a matter of urgency.
    * algo inaplazable = a matter of urgency.
    * algo incompatible = a square peg in a round hole.
    * algo insignificante = just a little dot.
    * algo instintivo = gut feeling, gut instinct.
    * algo inútil = a dead dog.
    * algo irrelevante = irrelevance.
    * algo mal visto = dirty word.
    * algo maravilloso pero pasajero = a nine days wonder.
    * algo más = anything else.
    * algo más de = more of.
    * algo minúsculo = just a little dot.
    * algo muy agradable de oír = music to + Posesivo + ears.
    * algo muy diferente de = a far cry from.
    * algo muy difícil = a tough sell.
    * algo muy distinto de = a far cry from.
    * algo muy socorrido = standby [stand-by].
    * algo muy valioso = nugget.
    * algo obvio = no-brainer.
    * algo opcional = extra.
    * algo para picar = finger food.
    * algo parecido = suchlike.
    * Algo por lo que se puede cobrar = billable.
    * Algo que ahorra tiempo = time saver [timesaver].
    * Algo que es prescindible = inessential.
    * algo que estropea el paisaje = a blot on the landscape.
    * algo que rompe la armonía = a blot on the landscape.
    * Algo que se hace para matar el tiempo = time filler.
    * Algo que se le va tomando el gusto con el tiempo = acquired taste.
    * algo recién llegado = latecomer [late-comer].
    * algo seguro = safe bet.
    * algo sensacional = show-stopper [showstopper].
    * algo superfluo = frill.
    * algo urgente = rush on, a matter of urgency.
    * algo va mal = something is amiss.
    * algo visceral = gut feeling, gut instinct.
    * algo ya muy conocido y usado = old nag.
    * andar tramando algo malo = be up to no good, get up to + no good.
    * conseguir algo de = get + something out of.
    * convertirse en algo normal = become + standard practice, settle into + the norm.
    * estar haciendo algo que no se debe = be up to no good, get up to + no good.
    * estar tramando algo malo = be up to no good, get up to + no good.
    * haber algo raro con = there + be + something fishy going on with.
    * haber algo sospechoso con = there + be + something fishy going on with.
    * hacer algo alocado = do + something footloose and fancy-free.
    * hacer algo al respecto = do + something about it.
    * hacer algo con respecto a = do + something about.
    * merecerse algo = deserve + a little something.
    * o algo así = or something of that sort, or something to that effect, or something of that nature.
    * o algo parecido = or something of that sort, or something to that effect, or something of that nature, or anything like that, or words to that effect.
    * o algo similar = or something of that sort, or something to that effect, or something of that nature, or words to that effect.
    * obtener algo de = get + something out of.
    * pasar algo inesperado = things + take a turn for the unexpected.
    * por si sirve de algo = for what it's worth [FWIW].
    * preparar algo = put + a few things + together.
    * quien algo quiere algo le cuesta = no pain, no gain.
    * relativo a las algas = algal.
    * se obtendrá algo de provecho = something is bound to come of it.
    * ser algo bien conocido que = it + be + a (well)-known fact that.
    * ser algo bueno = be a good thing.
    * ser algo completamente distinto = be nothing of the sort.
    * ser algo común = be a fact of life, be a common occurrence, become + a common feature, be a part of life.
    * ser algo excepcional = be the exception rather than the rule, be in a league of its own.
    * ser algo fácil = be a cinch, be a doddle, be a breeze, be a picnic, be duck soup.
    * ser algo facilísimo = be a cinch, be a doddle, be a breeze, be a picnic, be duck soup.
    * ser algo habitual = become + a common feature, be a fact of life.
    * ser algo inevitable = the (hand)writing + be + on the wall, see it + coming.
    * ser algo (muy) bien sabido que = it + be + a (well)-known fact that.
    * ser algo muy claro = be a dead giveaway.
    * ser algo muy obvio = be a dead giveaway.
    * ser algo muy poco frecuente = be a rare occurrence.
    * ser algo muy raro = be a rare occurrence.
    * ser algo natural para = come + naturally to, be second nature to + Pronombre.
    * ser algo normal = be a fact of life, become + a common feature, be a part of life.
    * ser algo permanente = be here to stay.
    * ser algo poco común = be the exception rather than the rule.
    * ser algo poco conocido que = it + be + a little known fact that.
    * ser algo poco frecuente = be a rare occurrence.
    * ser algo poco sabido que = it + be + a little known fact that.
    * ser algo por lo que = be a matter for/of.
    * ser algo que no ocurre con frecuencia = be a rare occurrence.
    * ser algo seguro = be a cinch, be a doddle, be a breeze, be a picnic, be duck soup.
    * sonsacar algo de = get + something out of.
    * tener algo en contra de = have + something against.
    * tener algo que ver con = have + something to do with.
    * tener algo reservado = have + something up + Posesivo + sleeve.
    * todo cuesta algo = nothing comes without a cost.
    * traerse algo malo entre manos = be up to no good, get up to + no good.

    * * *
    1 something; (en frases interrogativas, condicionales, etc) anything; (esperando respuesta afirmativa) something
    algo le debe haber molestado something must have upset her
    si llegara a pasarle algo, no me lo perdonaría if anything happened to her, I'd never forgive myself
    ¿quieres algo de beber? do you want something o anything to drink?
    si no te creyó, por algo será if he didn't believe you there must be some o a reason
    quiero que llegues a ser algo I want you to be somebody
    le va a dar algo cuando lo vea he'll have a fit ( o go crazy etc) when he sees it
    algo así something like that
    algo es algo it's better than nothing
    que esté arrepentido ya es algo he's sorry, that's something at least
    algo DE algo:
    ¿queda algo de pan? is there any bread left?
    hay algo de cierto en lo que dice there's some truth in what he says
    2
    (en aproximaciones): serán las once y algo it must be some time after eleven
    pesa tres kilos y algo it weighs three kilos and a bit, it weighs just over three kilos
    a little, slightly
    se siente algo cansada she feels slightly o a little tired
    son algo parecidos they're somewhat similar
    es algo más caro, pero es mejor it's slightly o a little o a bit more expensive, but it is better
    ¿te duele? — algo does it hurt? — a little o a bit
    A
    1
    tiene un algo que me recuerda a su madre she has something of her mother about her
    2
    (un poco): hay un algo de verdad en lo que dice there's a grain of truth o some truth in what she says
    B ( Col) (merienda) mid-afternoon snack, tea ( BrE)
    * * *

     

    algo 1 pronombre

    (en frases interrogativas, condicionales, etc) anything;
    ( esperando respuesta afirmativa) something;

    si llegara a pasarle algo if anything happened to her;
    ¿quieres algo de beber? do you want something o anything to drink?;
    por algo será there must be some o a reason;
    le va a dar algo he'll have a fit;
    o algo así or something like that;
    eso ya es algo at least that's something;
    sé algo de francés I know some French;
    ¿queda algo de pan? is there any bread left?


    pesa tres kilos y algo it weighs three kilos and a bit
    algo 2 adverbio
    a little, slightly;

    es algo para ti it's a bit too big for you
    algo
    I pron indef
    1 (afirmativo) something
    (interrogativo) anything: su padre es arquitecto o algo así, his father is an architect or something like that
    ¿algo más?, anything else?
    si tu madre te ha reñido, por algo será, if your mother has told you off, there must be a reason for it
    familiar me pagan poco, pero algo es algo, they don't pay me much, but it's better than nothing
    2 (cantidad pequeña) some, a little: ¿queda algo de comer?, is there any food left?
    II adv (un poco) quite, somewhat: me encuentro algo cansado, I'm feeling rather tired

    ' algo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    A
    - acabar
    - achicharrar
    - acoger
    - acostumbrada
    - acostumbrado
    - actitud
    - actual
    - alcanzar
    - alisar
    - almohada
    - almorzar
    - alquilar
    - alrededor
    - amagar
    - añales
    - aparecer
    - apestar
    - aprender
    - así
    - asociarse
    - aspirar
    - atinar
    - atravesada
    - atravesado
    - aunar
    - bajar
    - bala
    - bambolearse
    - bandeja
    - beneficiarse
    - blanca
    - blanco
    - bombera
    - bombero
    - broma
    - buena
    - bueno
    - cábala
    - cacarear
    - cazar
    - cachondeo
    - calentar
    - canela
    - cantar
    - cantada
    - cantado
    - capaz
    - cara
    - carecer
    English:
    about
    - access
    - acclimatized
    - account
    - accountable
    - accustom
    - acquaint
    - acquit
    - acting
    - action
    - actual
    - addicted
    - advance
    - advantage
    - advice
    - afraid
    - again
    - agree
    - ahead
    - aim
    - aim at
    - aim to
    - all-out
    - allow
    - allowance
    - amenable
    - amends
    - amiss
    - anathema
    - angry
    - anxious
    - any
    - anything
    - apologize
    - appal
    - appall
    - appeal
    - arrange
    - as
    - ask
    - ask for
    - assess
    - assessment
    - associate
    - at
    - attempt
    - attest
    - authorize
    - away
    - ax
    * * *
    pron
    1. [alguna cosa] something;
    [en interrogativas] anything;
    algo de comida/bebida something to eat/drink;
    algo para leer something to read;
    ¿necesitas algo para el viaje? do you need anything for your journey?;
    ¿te pasa algo? is anything the matter?;
    deben ser las diez y algo it must be gone ten o'clock;
    pagaron dos millones y algo they paid over two million;
    algo así, algo por el estilo something like that;
    algo así como… something like…;
    por algo lo habrá dicho he must have said it for a reason;
    si se ofende, por algo será if she's offended, there must be a reason for it;
    algo es algo something is better than nothing
    2. [cantidad pequeña] a bit, a little;
    algo de some;
    habrá algo de comer, pero es mejor que vengas cenado there will be some food, but it would be best if you had dinner before coming;
    ¿has bebido cerveza? – algo did you drink any beer? – a bit
    3. Fam [ataque]
    te va a dar algo como sigas trabajando así you'll make yourself ill if you go on working like that;
    ¡a mí me va a dar algo! [de risa] I'm going to injure myself o Br do myself an injury (laughing)!;
    [de enfado] this is going to drive me mad!
    4. [cosa importante] something;
    si quieres llegar a ser algo if you ever want to be anybody, if you ever want to get anywhere;
    se cree que es algo he thinks he's something (special)
    adv
    [un poco] a bit;
    es algo más grande it's a bit bigger;
    estoy algo cansado de vuestra actitud I'm rather o somewhat tired of your attitude;
    se encuentra algo mejor she's a bit o slightly better;
    necesito dormir algo I need to get some sleep
    nm
    1.
    un algo [cosa indeterminada] something;
    esa película tiene un algo especial that film has something special
    2. Col [refrigerio] refreshment;
    tomar el algo to have a snack [between meals]
    * * *
    I pron
    1 en frases afirmativas something;
    algo es algo it’s something, it’s better than nothing;
    o algo así or something like that;
    unas 5.000 personas o algo así 5,000 or so people, 5,000 people more or less;
    por algo será there must be a reason
    2 en frases interrogativas o condicionales anything
    II adv rather, somewhat
    * * *
    algo adv
    : somewhat, rather
    es simpático, pero algo tacaño: he's nice but rather stingy
    algo pron
    1) : something
    2)
    algo de : some, a little
    tengo algo de dinero: I've got some money
    * * *
    algo1 adv rather / a bit
    algo2 pron
    ¿quiere algo más, señora? would you like anything else, madam?
    ¿pasa algo? is anything wrong?
    ¿me dejas algo de dinero? can you lend me some money

    Spanish-English dictionary > algo

  • 19 antes

    adv.
    1 before.
    no importa si vienes antes it doesn't matter if you come earlier
    ya no nado como antes I can't swim as I used to
    mucho/poco antes long/shortly before
    lo antes posible as soon as possible
    antes de Cristo before Christ, BC
    antes de tiempo ahead of time
    antes de hacer algo before doing something
    antes de que before
    antes de que llegaras before you arrived
    2 before.
    me bajo dos pisos antes I get off two floors before (you)
    antes de before
    3 first (primero).
    esta señora está antes this lady is first
    entraron antes que yo they went in in front of me
    m.pl.
    1 elks, mooses.
    2 suedes.
    * * *
    1 (tiempo) before, earlier
    2 (en el pasado) before, in the past
    3 (lugar) in front, before
    1 on the contrary, quite the opposite, rather
    no la aborrece, antes la ama he doesn't hate her, on the contrary he loves her
    1 before
    \
    antes bien on the contrary
    no se acobardó, antes bien se encaró con su enemigo he didn't shrink back, on the contrary, he stood up to his enemy
    antes de J.C. before Christ
    antes de nada first of all
    lo antes posible as soon as possible
    * * *
    adv.
    1) before, earlier
    2) rather, sooner
    3) formerly, previously
    - antes de anoche
    - antes de ayer
    - antes de Cristo
    - antes de que
    - antes que
    * * *
    1.
    ADJ before
    2. ADV
    1) [en el tiempo]
    a) [con relación a otro acontecimiento]

    no te vayas sin antes consultarledon't go without o before consulting her first, don't go without consulting her beforehand, don't go until you've consulted her

    lo vio antes que yohe saw it first o before I did o before me

    antes de algo — before sth

    una semana antes de la firma del contratoa week before o prior to más frm signing the contract

    el año 27 antes de Cristo — 27 BC, 27 before Christ

    antes de hacer algo — before doing sth

    antes de salir del coche, asegúrese de que están las ventanillas cerradas — before you get o before getting out of the car, make sure that the windows are closed

    mucho antes de algo — long before sth

    mucho antes de conocertea long time before I met you o meeting you, long before I met you o meeting you más frm

    antes de o que nada[en el tiempo] first of all; [indicando preferencia] above all

    antes de nada dejad que me presente — first of all, allow me to introduce myself

    antes que nada, hay que mantener la calma — above all, we must keep calm

    somos, antes que nada, demócratas — we are first and foremost democrats

    poco antes de algo — just o shortly before sth

    antes de que+ subjun before

    b) [en el pasado]

    antes fumaba un paquete de tabaco al día — before, I smoked a packet of cigarettes a day, I used to smoke a packet of cigarettes a day

    de antes, nuestra casa de antes — our old house, our previous house

    c) (=hasta ahora) before, before now
    d) (=más temprano) earlier

    cuanto antes — as soon as possible

    lo antes posibleas soon as possible

    e) (=más joven) at a younger age, at an earlier age
    2) [en el espacio] before

    antes de algo — before sth

    3.
    CONJ [indicando preferencia] sooner, rather

    no cederemos: antes gastamos todo nuestro dinero — we shall never give up: we would rather o sooner spend all our money

    antes bien, antes al contrariobut rather

    antes no Chile, Méx just as well, luckily

    vi lo furiosa que estaba, antes no te pegó — I saw how angry she was, just as well o luckily she didn't hit you

    antes que hacer algo — rather than doing sth

    antes que irme a la India, preferiría viajar por Europa — rather than going to India, I'd prefer to travel around Europe

    * * *
    1)
    a) ( con anterioridad) before

    antes de las tres/del accidente — before three/before the accident

    antes de Jesucristo — before Christ, BC

    antes de + inf — before -ing

    antes (de) que + subj: antes (de) que me olvide before I forget; no se lo des antes (de) que yo lo vea don't give it to him until I've seen it; antes (de) que tú nacieras — before you were born

    2) ( en tiempos pasados) before, in the past
    3)
    a) (indicando orden, prioridad) first

    antes me muero!I'd rather o sooner die!

    4) ( en el espacio) before
    5)
    a)

    antes bien — (liter) on the contrary

    b)

    antes no — (Chi, Méx fam)

    * * *
    = earlier, formerly, before now.
    Ex. These will be established in keeping with the principles established earlier.
    Ex. Mr. Berman was formerly Editor of the Social Responsibility Round Table (SRRT) Newsletter and is still a member of SRRT, but chooses not to be a member of the American Library Association.
    Ex. OSI offers immense potential for the creation of the global 'virtual library', a network in which libraries are extensively and transparently connected to offer their patrons a wealth and breadth of information that has been inconceivable before now.
    ----
    * antes de = in anticipation of, prior to, no later than, in advance (of), in the run up to, during the run up to, not later than.
    * antes de acostarse = before bed.
    * antes de ahora = before now.
    * antes de conseguir empleo = preappointment.
    * antes de darse cuenta = before + Pronombre + know what + happen, before + Pronombre + know it.
    * antes de + Expresión Temporal = Expresión Temporal + be up.
    * antes de finalizar el horario de oficina = by the close of business.
    * antes de + Infinitivo = before + Gerundio.
    * antes de la contratación = pre-employment [preemployment].
    * antes del amanecer = before dawn.
    * antes del año = Expresión Temporal + be up.
    * antes del examen = pretest [pre-test].
    * antes de lo previsto = ahead of schedule.
    * antes de nada = before long, before + Pronombre + know what + happen, before + Pronombre + know it.
    * antes (de que) = before.
    * antes de todo = before anything else, first off.
    * antes de una emergencia = pre-emergency.
    * antes morir que = would rather + Verbo + than.
    * antes o después de = either side of.
    * antes que = sooner than.
    * antes que nada = first of all, before anything else, first off, above all things.
    * antes todo continúa como antes = life goes on as before.
    * cantar victoria antes de tiempo = speak too soon.
    * como antes = as before.
    * continuar como antes = go on + as before.
    * cuando antes + Pronombre + sea posible = at + Posesivo + earliest convenience.
    * cuando antes pueda = at + Posesivo + earliest convenience.
    * cuanto antes = as soon as possible (asap).
    * cuanto antes mejor = sooner the better, the.
    * deber haber ocurrido antes = be long overdue.
    * detenerse antes de = stop + short of.
    * enseñanza antes de empezar el trabajo = pre-service education.
    * haber pasado por aquí antes = have been down this road before.
    * hablar antes de tiempo = speak too soon.
    * justo antes de = on the eve of, in the run up to, during the run up to.
    * justo antes (de que) = immediately before.
    * lo mismo que antes = the same as before.
    * los días antes de = leading up to.
    * más que antes = more than ever, more... than ever before, more than ever before.
    * más que nunca antes = more... than ever before, more than ever before, more than ever.
    * mencionado antes = above-mentioned, above-named.
    * minutos antes de = minutes before.
    * mucho antes = early on.
    * mucho antes de = well before.
    * mucho tiempo antes de (que) = long before.
    * no antes de = no sooner than.
    * no cantes victoria antes de tiempo = don't count your chickens before they are hatched.
    * no visto antes = unprecedented.
    * pasar año(s) antes de que = be year(s) before.
    * poco antes de + Fecha = shortly before + Fecha.
    * que fue común antes = once-common.
    * seguir como antes = go on + as before.
    * un año antes de = a year ahead of.
    * usado antes = second-hand [secondhand].
    * y antes de nada = the next thing + Pronombre + know.
    * y antes de que + Pronombre + dar + cuenta = the next thing + Pronombre + know.
    * * *
    1)
    a) ( con anterioridad) before

    antes de las tres/del accidente — before three/before the accident

    antes de Jesucristo — before Christ, BC

    antes de + inf — before -ing

    antes (de) que + subj: antes (de) que me olvide before I forget; no se lo des antes (de) que yo lo vea don't give it to him until I've seen it; antes (de) que tú nacieras — before you were born

    2) ( en tiempos pasados) before, in the past
    3)
    a) (indicando orden, prioridad) first

    antes me muero!I'd rather o sooner die!

    4) ( en el espacio) before
    5)
    a)

    antes bien — (liter) on the contrary

    b)

    antes no — (Chi, Méx fam)

    * * *
    antes (de que)

    Ex: It will be a long time before all documents are available in machine-readable form.

    = earlier, formerly, before now.

    Ex: These will be established in keeping with the principles established earlier.

    Ex: Mr. Berman was formerly Editor of the Social Responsibility Round Table (SRRT) Newsletter and is still a member of SRRT, but chooses not to be a member of the American Library Association.
    Ex: OSI offers immense potential for the creation of the global 'virtual library', a network in which libraries are extensively and transparently connected to offer their patrons a wealth and breadth of information that has been inconceivable before now.
    * antes de = in anticipation of, prior to, no later than, in advance (of), in the run up to, during the run up to, not later than.
    * antes de acostarse = before bed.
    * antes de ahora = before now.
    * antes de conseguir empleo = preappointment.
    * antes de darse cuenta = before + Pronombre + know what + happen, before + Pronombre + know it.
    * antes de + Expresión Temporal = Expresión Temporal + be up.
    * antes de finalizar el horario de oficina = by the close of business.
    * antes de + Infinitivo = before + Gerundio.
    * antes de la contratación = pre-employment [preemployment].
    * antes del amanecer = before dawn.
    * antes del año = Expresión Temporal + be up.
    * antes del examen = pretest [pre-test].
    * antes de lo previsto = ahead of schedule.
    * antes de nada = before long, before + Pronombre + know what + happen, before + Pronombre + know it.
    * antes (de que) = before.
    * antes de todo = before anything else, first off.
    * antes de una emergencia = pre-emergency.
    * antes morir que = would rather + Verbo + than.
    * antes o después de = either side of.
    * antes que = sooner than.
    * antes que nada = first of all, before anything else, first off, above all things.
    * antes todo continúa como antes = life goes on as before.
    * cantar victoria antes de tiempo = speak too soon.
    * como antes = as before.
    * continuar como antes = go on + as before.
    * cuando antes + Pronombre + sea posible = at + Posesivo + earliest convenience.
    * cuando antes pueda = at + Posesivo + earliest convenience.
    * cuanto antes = as soon as possible (asap).
    * cuanto antes mejor = sooner the better, the.
    * deber haber ocurrido antes = be long overdue.
    * detenerse antes de = stop + short of.
    * enseñanza antes de empezar el trabajo = pre-service education.
    * haber pasado por aquí antes = have been down this road before.
    * hablar antes de tiempo = speak too soon.
    * justo antes de = on the eve of, in the run up to, during the run up to.
    * justo antes (de que) = immediately before.
    * lo mismo que antes = the same as before.
    * los días antes de = leading up to.
    * más que antes = more than ever, more... than ever before, more than ever before.
    * más que nunca antes = more... than ever before, more than ever before, more than ever.
    * mencionado antes = above-mentioned, above-named.
    * minutos antes de = minutes before.
    * mucho antes = early on.
    * mucho antes de = well before.
    * mucho tiempo antes de (que) = long before.
    * no antes de = no sooner than.
    * no cantes victoria antes de tiempo = don't count your chickens before they are hatched.
    * no visto antes = unprecedented.
    * pasar año(s) antes de que = be year(s) before.
    * poco antes de + Fecha = shortly before + Fecha.
    * que fue común antes = once-common.
    * seguir como antes = go on + as before.
    * un año antes de = a year ahead of.
    * usado antes = second-hand [secondhand].
    * y antes de nada = the next thing + Pronombre + know.
    * y antes de que + Pronombre + dar + cuenta = the next thing + Pronombre + know.

    * * *
    A
    me lo deberías haber dicho antes you should have told me before o earlier
    lo haré lo antes posible I'll do it as soon as possible
    los inquilinos de antes eran más simpáticos the people who lived there before o the previous tenants were nicer
    días antes había estado con él I had been with him a few days before
    la había hecho el día antes she had made it the day before o the previous day
    2 ( en locs):
    antes de before
    llegó antes de las tres/del accidente she arrived before three/before the accident
    debe estar aquí antes de las ocho you must be here before o by eight
    unos días antes de la publicación del libro a few days before the book was published o ( frml) prior to the publication of the book
    antes de Jesucristo before Christ, BC
    no van a llegar antes de dos horas they won't be here for two hours
    le daré la respuesta antes de una semana I will give you my reply within a week
    antes de anoche the night before last
    antes de ayer the day before yesterday
    antes DE + INF before -ING
    muéstrame la carta antes de mandársela show me the letter before you send it to him o before sending it to him
    antes ( DE) QUE + SUBJ:
    a ver si podemos terminarlo antes (de) que lleguen let's try and finish before they get here
    antes (de) que me olvide, llamó Marisa before I forget, Marisa called
    no se lo muestres antes (de) que yo lo vea don't show it to him until I've seen it
    mucho/poco antes (de) que tú nacieras a long time/just before you were born
    B (en tiempos pasados) before, in the past
    antes no se veían mendigos por la calle como ahora you didn't use to see beggars on the streets o in the past you didn't see beggars on the streets o you didn't see beggars on the streets before, the way you do now
    antes salíamos mucho más que ahora we used to go out o in the past we went out much more than we do now
    ya no es el mismo de antes he's not the same person any more, he's not the same person he was
    las casas de antes eran más sólidas houses used to be o in the past houses were more solidly built
    C
    1 (indicando orden, prioridad) first
    yo estaba antes I was here first
    antes que before
    el señor está antes que yo this man was here before me o is before me
    antes que nada first of all
    mis hijos están antes que tú para mí my children are more important to me than you are, my children come before you
    2
    (indicando preferencia): ¿casarme con él? ¡antes me muero! marry him? I'd rather o sooner die!
    cualquier cosa antes que eso anything but that
    la muerte antes que la deshonra death before dishonor
    antes QUE + INF:
    antes que verlos pasar hambre, soy capaz de robar I'd steal rather than see them go hungry
    me bajo dos paradas antes I get off two stops before
    el ejemplo dado líneas antes the example given a few lines above o before
    está antes de Rocha/del puente it's before you get to o it's this side of Rocha/the bridge
    E
    1
    antes bien ( liter); on the contrary
    2
    antes no (Chi, Méx fam): antes no te apuñalaron you were lucky o you can count yourself lucky you didn't get stabbed
    * * *

     

    antes adverbio
    1


    lo antes posible as soon as possible


    c) ( en locs)


    antes de Jesucristo before Christ, BC;
    no van a llegar antes de dos horas they won't be here for two hours;
    le daré la respuesta antes de una semana I will give you my reply within a week;
    antes de lo esperado earlier than expected;
    antes de hacer algo before doing sth;
    antes (de) que me olvide before I forget;
    no se lo des antes (de) que yo lo vea don't give it to him until I've seen it

    2 ( en tiempos pasados) before, in the past;

    3
    a) (indicando orden, prioridad) first;


    yo estaba antes I was here first

    ¡antes me muero! I'd rather o sooner die!;

    cualquier cosa antes que eso anything but that
    antes
    I adverbio
    1 (en el tiempo) before
    antes de las dos, before two o'clock
    un año antes, a year before
    mucho antes, long before
    poco antes, a short time before
    2 (tiempo remoto) in the past
    antes se bordaba a mano más, people used to hand-embroider more in the past
    3 (en el espacio) before
    la escuela está antes de la estación, the school is before the station
    II conj antes morir que disculparme, I'd rather die than apologize
    ♦ Locuciones: antes (bien), on the contrary
    cuanto antes, as soon as possible
    lo antes posible, as soon as possible
    ' antes' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    a. C.
    - acaso
    - acopiar
    - adelantarse
    - anoche
    - anticiparse
    - aquél
    - aquélla
    - atusar
    - ayer
    - bélica
    - bélico
    - cadáver
    - como
    - congelación
    - consumir
    - cuanta
    - cuanto
    - dérmica
    - dérmico
    - engañarse
    - escaparse
    - escarceo
    - escribano
    - folclórica
    - folclórico
    - gay
    - grabar
    - homologar
    - hostelera
    - hostelero
    - incluida
    - incluido
    - interesar
    - manía
    - marcha
    - mejor
    - menos
    - merodear
    - mezclar
    - no
    - noche
    - ocurrirse
    - poca
    - poco
    - presupuesto
    - recoger
    - resolver
    - sabatina
    - sabatino
    English:
    action
    - advance
    - anything
    - applaud
    - apprentice
    - arbitration
    - as
    - asap
    - averse
    - back
    - BC
    - before
    - beforehand
    - best
    - better
    - blurt out
    - board
    - boil over
    - breathing space
    - bridge
    - bustling
    - capture
    - clean
    - clean up
    - clear
    - clock
    - clock off
    - clock out
    - close
    - cram
    - customary
    - defrost
    - dispose of
    - early
    - enact
    - even
    - eventual
    - exercise
    - family
    - fellow
    - first
    - flying
    - formerly
    - from
    - gather in
    - go over
    - ground
    - hold off
    - hors d'oeuvre
    - jack up
    * * *
    adv
    1. [en el tiempo] before;
    [antaño] formerly, in the past;
    lo he dicho antes I've said it before;
    no importa si venís antes it doesn't matter if you come earlier;
    me lo podías haber contado antes you could have told me earlier o before;
    antes llovía más it used to rain more often;
    antes no había televisión y la gente se entretenía con la radio in the past, there wasn't any television, so people used to listen to the radio;
    ya no nado como antes I can't swim as I used to;
    desde el accidente, ya no es el mismo de antes he hasn't been the same since the accident;
    cuanto antes as soon as possible;
    mucho/poco antes long/shortly before;
    lo antes posible as soon as possible;
    antes de before;
    antes de entrar dejen salir [en letrero] please let people off first before boarding;
    no llegues antes de las cinco don't get there before five, make sure you arrive no earlier than five;
    tenlo preparado antes de medianoche have it ready by midnight;
    antes de hacer algo before doing sth;
    consúltame antes de añadir nada consult me first before you add anything o before adding anything;
    antes de que llegaras before you arrived;
    antes de anoche the night before last;
    antes de ayer the day before yesterday;
    antes de Cristo before Christ, BC;
    de antes [antiguo] old;
    [anterior] previous;
    el sistema de antes era muy lento the old system was very slow;
    esta cerveza sabe igual que la de antes this beer tastes the same as the previous one o the one before
    2. [en el espacio] before;
    me bajo dos pisos antes I get off two floors before (you);
    antes de before;
    el motel está antes del próximo cruce the motel is before the next junction
    3. [primero] first;
    esta señora está antes this lady is first;
    ten paciencia, este señor está antes que nosotros be patient, this man is in front of us;
    entraron antes que yo they went in in front of me;
    ¿quién va a salir antes? who's going to leave (the) first?
    4. [expresa preferencia] rather;
    no quiero tener coche, antes me compraría una moto I don't want a car, I'd rather buy a motorbike;
    antes… que rather… than;
    prefiero la sierra antes que el mar I prefer the mountains to the sea;
    iría a la cárcel antes que mentir I'd rather go to prison than lie;
    antes de nada first of all, before anything else;
    antes que nada [expresando preferencia] above all, first and foremost;
    antes al contrario on the contrary
    adj
    [previo] previous;
    la noche antes the night before
    antes bien loc conj
    on the contrary;
    no le aburría, antes bien parecía agradarle far from boring him, it appeared to please him
    * * *
    I adv before;
    cuanto antes, lo antes posible as soon as possible;
    poco antes shortly before;
    antes que nada first of all;
    antes bien on the contrary;
    II prp
    :
    antes de before;
    antes de hora, antes de tiempo early, ahead of time;
    antes de llegar el tren before the train arrived
    III conj
    :
    antes de que subj before
    * * *
    antes adv
    1) : before, earlier
    2) : formerly, previously
    3) : rather, sooner
    antes prefiero morir: I'd rather die
    4)
    antes de : before, previous to
    antes de hoy: before today
    5)
    antes que : before
    antes que llegue Luis: before Luis arrives
    6)
    cuanto antes : as soon as possible
    7)
    antes bien : on the contrary
    * * *
    antes adv
    1. (previamente) before
    2. (más temprano) earlier
    3. (lugar) just before

    Spanish-English dictionary > antes

  • 20 apuro

    m.
    1 fix, difficult situation.
    estar en un apuro to be in a tight spot
    2 embarrassment (vergüenza).
    me da apuro (decírselo) I'm embarrassed (to tell her)
    3 predicament, awkward situation, fix, mess.
    4 rush.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: apurar.
    * * *
    1 fix, tight spot (de dinero) hardship
    2 (vergüenza) embarrassment
    \
    estar/encontrarse en un apuro to be in a tight spot
    pasar apuros (económicos) to be hard up 2 (dificultades) to be in a tight spot
    ¡qué apuro! how embarrassing!
    * * *
    noun m.
    * * *
    SM
    1) (=aprieto) predicament

    en caso de auténtico apuro, siempre puedes vender las joyas — if you're in real difficulty o in a real predicament you can always sell the jewels

    vencieron con apuros, por 90-87 — they won 90-87, not without a struggle

    en apuros, ayudan a empresas en apuros — they help companies in difficulty

    pasar apuros — [de dinero] to suffer hardship; [al hacer algo] to have difficulties

    poner a algn en apuros — to put sb in an awkward situation, make things awkward for sb

    sacar a algn de un apuro — to get sb out of a mess

    salir de un apuro — to get out of a tight spot

    2) (=vergüenza) embarrassment

    ¡qué apuro! — how embarrassing!

    me da apuro — it embarrasses me, I'm embarrassed

    3) LAm (=prisa) rush

    tener apuro — [persona] to be in a hurry, be in a rush; [actividad] to be urgent

    * * *
    2) (aprieto, dificultad)

    se vio en apuroshe found himself in a predicament o a tight spot

    me puso en un apuroshe put me in a real predicament

    pasaron muchos apurosthey had an uphill struggle o they went through a lot

    3) (AmL) ( prisa) rush

    casarse de apuro — (RPl)

    se casaron de apurothey had a shotgun wedding

    * * *
    = predicament, embarrassment, quandary.
    Ex. Any attempt to coerce a response without good reason based on that child's present predicament is to place in jeopardy the child's willing engagement now and in the future.
    Ex. Patrons who are reluctant to seek assistance in using reference books or the card catalog, feel no embarrassment about seeking help in the 'automated' setting.
    Ex. The increasing use and popularity of the Internet and phytomedicinals (medicinal herbs and medical botanics) have created a quandary for researchers, consumers and information professionals.
    ----
    * en apuros = hard-pressed, beleaguered, in deep trouble, in difficulties, if it comes to the crunch, when push comes to shove, when it comes to the crunch, when the worst comes to the worst, if the worst comes to the worst, in deep water, in hot water, in dire straits.
    * en un apuro = in a bind, in a predicament.
    * en un gran apuro = in dire straits.
    * en un momento de apuro = if it comes to the crunch.
    * en un momento de apuros = when push comes to shove, when it comes to the crunch, when the worst comes to the worst, if the worst comes to the worst.
    * en un serio apuro = in dire straits.
    * estar en apuros = be in trouble, be in a fix.
    * meterse en un apuro = get into + a predicament.
    * pasar apuros = struggle, pass through + adversity, have + a thin time, be under strain, bear + hardship, be hard pressed, feel + the pinch, have + a hard time, the wolves + be + at the door, have + a tough time.
    * pasar apuros económicos = lead + a precarious existence.
    * poner a Alguien en un apuro = put + Alguien + on the spot, put + Nombre + on the spot.
    * poner en apuros = cast + a shadow over, put + Nombre + in difficulties.
    * sacar de apuros = bail out, bale out.
    * * *
    2) (aprieto, dificultad)

    se vio en apuroshe found himself in a predicament o a tight spot

    me puso en un apuroshe put me in a real predicament

    pasaron muchos apurosthey had an uphill struggle o they went through a lot

    3) (AmL) ( prisa) rush

    casarse de apuro — (RPl)

    se casaron de apurothey had a shotgun wedding

    * * *
    = predicament, embarrassment, quandary.

    Ex: Any attempt to coerce a response without good reason based on that child's present predicament is to place in jeopardy the child's willing engagement now and in the future.

    Ex: Patrons who are reluctant to seek assistance in using reference books or the card catalog, feel no embarrassment about seeking help in the 'automated' setting.
    Ex: The increasing use and popularity of the Internet and phytomedicinals (medicinal herbs and medical botanics) have created a quandary for researchers, consumers and information professionals.
    * en apuros = hard-pressed, beleaguered, in deep trouble, in difficulties, if it comes to the crunch, when push comes to shove, when it comes to the crunch, when the worst comes to the worst, if the worst comes to the worst, in deep water, in hot water, in dire straits.
    * en un apuro = in a bind, in a predicament.
    * en un gran apuro = in dire straits.
    * en un momento de apuro = if it comes to the crunch.
    * en un momento de apuros = when push comes to shove, when it comes to the crunch, when the worst comes to the worst, if the worst comes to the worst.
    * en un serio apuro = in dire straits.
    * estar en apuros = be in trouble, be in a fix.
    * meterse en un apuro = get into + a predicament.
    * pasar apuros = struggle, pass through + adversity, have + a thin time, be under strain, bear + hardship, be hard pressed, feel + the pinch, have + a hard time, the wolves + be + at the door, have + a tough time.
    * pasar apuros económicos = lead + a precarious existence.
    * poner a Alguien en un apuro = put + Alguien + on the spot, put + Nombre + on the spot.
    * poner en apuros = cast + a shadow over, put + Nombre + in difficulties.
    * sacar de apuros = bail out, bale out.

    * * *
    A
    (vergüenza): ¡qué apuro! how embarrassing!
    ¡qué apuro me hiciste pasar! you really embarrassed me
    me daba apuro pedirle más dinero I was too embarrassed to ask him for more money
    B
    (aprieto, dificultad): se vio en apuros he found himself in a predicament o a difficult situation o a tight spot
    está en un gran apuro she's in an awful situation o a terrible predicament
    me sacó del apuro prestándome el dinero he got me out of it o off the hook by lending me the money
    no lo tires que pueda servir para sacar del apuro don't throw it away it might come in handy o ( BrE) useful
    me puso en un apuro cuando me lo preguntó she put me in a real predicament o in an awkward position by asking me
    pasaron muchos apuros para salvar el negocio they had an uphill struggle o they went through a lot to save the business
    se ven en apuros para controlarlos they have a lot of trouble controlling them
    C ( AmL) (prisa) rush
    en el apuro lo dejó en el mostrador in the rush she left it on the counter
    esto tiene apuro this is urgent
    se tuvieron que casar de apuro they had a shotgun wedding
    * * *

    Del verbo apurar: ( conjugate apurar)

    apuro es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    apuró es:

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

    Multiple Entries:
    apurar    
    apuro
    apurar ( conjugate apurar) verbo transitivo
    1copa/botella›:

    2 ( meter prisa):

    no me apures (AmL) don't hurry o rush me
    verbo intransitivo (Chi) (+ me/te/le etc) ( urgir):

    apurarse verbo pronominal
    1 ( preocuparse) to worry
    2 (AmL) ( darse prisa) to hurry;
    ¡apúrate! hurry up!

    apuro sustantivo masculino
    1 ( vergüenza):
    ¡qué apuro! how embarrassing!;

    me daba apuro pedirle dinero I was too embarrassed to ask him for money
    2 (aprieto, dificultad) predicament;
    estar/verse en apuros to be/find oneself in a predicament o tight spot;

    me sacó del apuro he got me out of trouble;
    me puso en un apuro she put me in a real predicament;
    pasaron muchos apuros they had an uphill struggle o they went through a lot
    3 (AmL) ( prisa) rush;

    apurar verbo transitivo
    1 (acabar) to finish off
    2 (avergonzar) to embarrass
    3 (dar prisa) to hurry
    apuro sustantivo masculino
    1 (aprieto) tight spot, fix: estamos en un apuro, we are in a tight spot
    le pusieron en un apuro, he was put in a difficult position
    2 (falta de dinero) hardship: en aquella época pasé muchos apuros, at that time I was very hard up
    3 (vergüenza) embarrassment
    ' apuro' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    embarazo
    - salvar
    - aprieto
    - apurar
    - atolladero
    - comprometer
    - compromiso
    - conflicto
    - perdido
    - sacar
    - salir
    English:
    bail out
    - embarrassment
    - fall back on
    - hardship
    - jam
    - pickle
    - predicament
    - pull through
    - rush
    - scrape
    - spot
    - tide over
    - trouble
    - bind
    - bluff
    - fix
    - haste
    - hurry
    * * *
    apuro nm
    1. [dificultad] tight spot, difficult position;
    estar en un apuro to be in a tight spot o difficult position;
    poner a alguien en un apuro to put sb in a tight spot o difficult position;
    me encontré en un apuro cuando me preguntó por su mujer I found myself in a difficult position when she asked me about his wife;
    buscan a alguien que los saque del apuro en el que están they are looking for somebody to help them out of their predicament
    2. [penuria]
    pasar apuros to experience hardship;
    pasaron muchos apuros económicos en la posguerra they experienced a lot of financial hardship after the war
    3. [vergüenza] embarrassment;
    me da apuro (decírselo) I'm embarrassed (to tell her);
    ¡qué apuro! how embarrassing
    4. Am [prisa]
    tener apuro to be in a hurry
    * * *
    m
    1 predicament, tight spot fam ;
    sacar a alguien de un apuro fam get s.o. out of trouble o
    a jam fam ;
    en caso de apuro in case of trouble
    :
    pasar apuros suffer hardship
    :
    poner a alguien en un apuro put s.o. in an awkward situation
    4 ( vergüenza) embarrassment;
    me da apuro I’m embarrassed
    3 L.Am. ( prisa) rush
    * * *
    apuro nm
    1) aprieto: predicament, jam
    2) : rush, hurry
    3) : embarrassment
    * * *
    apuro n (aprieto) tight spot / awkward situation
    ¡qué apuro! how embarrassing!

    Spanish-English dictionary > apuro

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