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  • 1 Bella Durmiente, la

    Ex. Sleeping Beauty is one of the best-loved ballets in the world.

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  • 2 Dios

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

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

    bendición 2), temor
    2) [en exclamaciones]

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

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

    ¡alabado sea Dios! — praise be to God!

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

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

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

    ¡plegue a Dios! — please God!

    ¡válgame Dios! — good God!

    ¡vive Dios! — by God!

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

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

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

    ¡ por Dios! — for heaven's sake!

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

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

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

    ¡no lo quiera Dios! — God forbid!

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

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

    bendito
    3)
    - ¡me cago en Dios!

    costar Dios y ayuda —

    dejado de la mano de Dios —

    - como que hay un Dios

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

    ¡siéntate como Dios manda! — sit properly!

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

    - como Dios lo echó o trajo al mundo

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

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

    que sea lo que Dios quiera —

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

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

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

    Dios Todopoderoso — Almighty God, God Almighty

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

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

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

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

    Dios me libre!God o heaven forbid!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Dios Todopoderoso — Almighty God, God Almighty

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

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

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

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

    Dios me libre!God o heaven forbid!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    = God, deity.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Spanish-English dictionary > Dios

  • 3 Judas

    m.
    1 Judas, Judas Iscariot.
    2 Judas, Saint Jude, St. Jude, St. Jude Thaddaeus.
    3 Jude, Book of Jude.
    4 Jude, Saint Jude, Saint Jude Thaddaeus, St. Jude Thaddaeus.
    5 traitor.
    m. s.&pl.
    Judas, traitor.
    * * *
    1 traitor, Judas
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    SM
    1) (=nombre) Judas
    2) (=muñeco) Easter effigy
    * * *
    masculino Judas, traitor
    * * *
    = Judas, backstabber.
    Ex. She links Quentin's suicide at the end of the Maundy Thursday of the novel with the death of Judas, who also betrayed one who loved unconditionally and then committed suicide.
    Ex. They won't change, because backstabber behavior has worked for them in the past.
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    * árbol de Judas = redbud, Judas tree.
    * beso de Judas, el = kiss and tell, kiss of Judas, the.
    * * *
    masculino Judas, traitor
    * * *
    = Judas, backstabber.

    Ex: She links Quentin's suicide at the end of the Maundy Thursday of the novel with the death of Judas, who also betrayed one who loved unconditionally and then committed suicide.

    Ex: They won't change, because backstabber behavior has worked for them in the past.
    * árbol de Judas = redbud, Judas tree.
    * beso de Judas, el = kiss and tell, kiss of Judas, the.

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    Judas
    Judas Iscariote Judas Iscariot
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    Multiple Entries:
    Judas    
    judas
    Judas sustantivo masculino Judas
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    Judas n pr
    Judas (Iscariote) Judas (Iscariot)

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  • 4 Jueves Santo

    m. s.&pl.
    Holy Thursday, Maundy Thursday.
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    Maundy Thursday
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    (n.) = Maundy Thursday, Holy Thursday
    Ex. She links Quentin's suicide at the end of the Maundy Thursday of the novel with the death of Judas, who also betrayed one who loved unconditionally and then committed suicide.
    Ex. This is a fragment of the black veil used to cover the statue of the Madonna on Holy Thursday and Good Friday.
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    (n.) = Maundy Thursday, Holy Thursday

    Ex: She links Quentin's suicide at the end of the Maundy Thursday of the novel with the death of Judas, who also betrayed one who loved unconditionally and then committed suicide.

    Ex: This is a fragment of the black veil used to cover the statue of the Madonna on Holy Thursday and Good Friday.

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


    2
    a) (señalando hora, momento) at;


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

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

    c) al + inf:


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



    ( antes) a few minutes before she arrived;

    3 (en relaciones de proporción, equivalencia):

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

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

    ¿viste a José? did you see José?;

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


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

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

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

    Spanish-English dictionary > a

  • 6 a tope

    adv.
    as much as possible.
    * * *
    argot (al límite) flat out 2 (lleno) jam-packed, chock-a-block 3 (estupendo) terrific 4 (música) full blast
    * * *
    (v.) = packed to capacity, in the fast lane, fast lane, choc-a-block, chock-full, in full swing, in full gear, packed to the rafters
    Ex. His small foreign-made car strained with the added burden of an interior packed to capacity with personal belongings and a heavily laden U-Haul trailor attached to the rear.
    Ex. The article 'A charmed brew: document delivery and collection in the fast lane' examines the implications of the proliferation of document delivery services and types of access available for librarians.
    Ex. The article is entitled 'The news librarians: fast lane information professionals' = El artículo se titula "Los documentalistas de los medios de comunicación: profesionales de la información a toda pastilla".
    Ex. The library was choc-a-block with celebrities and children as they swarmed to see the signing of the new Harry Potter book by its author.
    Ex. Herbal cancer remedy is chock-full of drugs.
    Ex. And when the New Year celebrations were in full swing at the moment Britain entered the Community, how many people remember raising their glasses to Europe?.
    Ex. Christmas is merely three weeks away, even if the commercialized aspect of the holidays have been in full gear for over two weeks now.
    Ex. The local church was packed to the rafters for the funeral of a much-loved parish priest who died last month aged 69.
    * * *
    (v.) = packed to capacity, in the fast lane, fast lane, choc-a-block, chock-full, in full swing, in full gear, packed to the rafters

    Ex: His small foreign-made car strained with the added burden of an interior packed to capacity with personal belongings and a heavily laden U-Haul trailor attached to the rear.

    Ex: The article 'A charmed brew: document delivery and collection in the fast lane' examines the implications of the proliferation of document delivery services and types of access available for librarians.
    Ex: The article is entitled 'The news librarians: fast lane information professionals' = El artículo se titula "Los documentalistas de los medios de comunicación: profesionales de la información a toda pastilla".
    Ex: The library was choc-a-block with celebrities and children as they swarmed to see the signing of the new Harry Potter book by its author.
    Ex: Herbal cancer remedy is chock-full of drugs.
    Ex: And when the New Year celebrations were in full swing at the moment Britain entered the Community, how many people remember raising their glasses to Europe?.
    Ex: Christmas is merely three weeks away, even if the commercialized aspect of the holidays have been in full gear for over two weeks now.
    Ex: The local church was packed to the rafters for the funeral of a much-loved parish priest who died last month aged 69.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a tope

  • 7 abarrotado

    adj.
    crammed, packed, completely full, crowded.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: abarrotar.
    * * *
    1→ link=abarrotar abarrotar
    1 (cosas) packed (de, with), crammed (de, with); (personas) jam-packed (de, with), packed (de, with)
    * * *
    (f. - abarrotada)
    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ [sala, tren] packed, jam-packed

    estar abarrotado de — [+ personas] to be packed o jam-packed with; [+ objetos] to be crammed o jam-packed with

    * * *
    - da adjetivo crammed, packed

    abarrotado de algo< de gente> packed o crammed with something

    * * *
    = congested, packed to capacity, overcrowded, bursting at the seams, stuffed looking, choc-a-block, chock-full, cluttered, densely packed, packed, packed to the rafters.
    Ex. To be sure, it still has its congeries of mills and factories, its grimy huddle of frame dwellings and congested tenements, its stark, jagged skyline, but its old face is gradually changing.
    Ex. His small foreign-made car strained with the added burden of an interior packed to capacity with personal belongings and a heavily laden U-Haul trailor attached to the rear.
    Ex. Cooperative storage of materials on a regional or national basis promises to become the best way of coping with overcrowded libraries.
    Ex. The library solved the problems of budget cuts, a library building bursting at the seams, and stock ill matched to some of the courses by switching to the use of on-line search services.
    Ex. As one librarian summarized, 'people are not into the stuffed looking, dingy, dust smelling type of libraries anymore... they expect atmospheres more like coffeehouses or nice bookstores'.
    Ex. The library was choc-a-block with celebrities and children as they swarmed to see the signing of the new Harry Potter book by its author.
    Ex. Herbal cancer remedy is chock-full of drugs.
    Ex. They found him in his habitually cluttered office, buried beneath stacks of paperwork.
    Ex. The square was humble and nondescript, part of a maze of narrow streets and densely packed shops and houses.
    Ex. Here and there, elderly citizens tend tiny, packed shops selling candy and chipped bottles of cold soda.
    Ex. The local church was packed to the rafters for the funeral of a much-loved parish priest who died last month aged 69.
    ----
    * abarrotado (de) = teeming with, bursting with, jam-packed (with), filled to capacity.
    * * *
    - da adjetivo crammed, packed

    abarrotado de algo< de gente> packed o crammed with something

    * * *
    = congested, packed to capacity, overcrowded, bursting at the seams, stuffed looking, choc-a-block, chock-full, cluttered, densely packed, packed, packed to the rafters.

    Ex: To be sure, it still has its congeries of mills and factories, its grimy huddle of frame dwellings and congested tenements, its stark, jagged skyline, but its old face is gradually changing.

    Ex: His small foreign-made car strained with the added burden of an interior packed to capacity with personal belongings and a heavily laden U-Haul trailor attached to the rear.
    Ex: Cooperative storage of materials on a regional or national basis promises to become the best way of coping with overcrowded libraries.
    Ex: The library solved the problems of budget cuts, a library building bursting at the seams, and stock ill matched to some of the courses by switching to the use of on-line search services.
    Ex: As one librarian summarized, 'people are not into the stuffed looking, dingy, dust smelling type of libraries anymore... they expect atmospheres more like coffeehouses or nice bookstores'.
    Ex: The library was choc-a-block with celebrities and children as they swarmed to see the signing of the new Harry Potter book by its author.
    Ex: Herbal cancer remedy is chock-full of drugs.
    Ex: They found him in his habitually cluttered office, buried beneath stacks of paperwork.
    Ex: The square was humble and nondescript, part of a maze of narrow streets and densely packed shops and houses.
    Ex: Here and there, elderly citizens tend tiny, packed shops selling candy and chipped bottles of cold soda.
    Ex: The local church was packed to the rafters for the funeral of a much-loved parish priest who died last month aged 69.
    * abarrotado (de) = teeming with, bursting with, jam-packed (with), filled to capacity.

    * * *
    crammed, packed abarrotado DE algo packed o crammed WITH sth
    estanterías abarrotadas de adornos shelves crammed with ornaments
    el foyer estaba abarrotado de gente the foyer was packed with people
    * * *

    Del verbo abarrotar: ( conjugate abarrotar)

    abarrotado es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    abarrotado    
    abarrotar
    abarrotado
    ◊ -da adjetivo

    crammed, packed;
    abarrotado de algo ‹ de gente› packed o crammed with sth
    abarrotar ( conjugate abarrotar) verbo transitivosala/teatro to pack
    abarrotado,-a adjetivo packed, crammed [de, with]: no pudimos entrar en el local, estaba abarrotado (de gente), we couldn't get into the place because it was jam-packed with people
    abarrotar verbo transitivo to pack, cram [de, with]: el público abarrotaba el teatro, the theatre was packed (with people)

    ' abarrotado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abarrotada
    English:
    astir
    - chock-a-block
    - chock-full
    - overcrowded
    - swarm
    - cluttered
    - congested
    - crowded
    - over
    * * *
    abarrotado, -a adj
    1. [lleno] [teatro, autobús] packed (de with); [desván, baúl] crammed (de with)
    2. Ven
    estar abarrotado de trabajo to have a lot of work
    * * *
    I adj packed
    II partabarrotar
    * * *
    abarrotado, -da adj
    : packed, crammed

    Spanish-English dictionary > abarrotado

  • 8 aburrirse como ostras

    (v.) = be bored stiff, be bored to death, be bored to tears, be bored out of + Posesivo + mind
    Ex. Instead of spending hours being bored stiff in church, most families spend Christmas with family and loved-ones or are still recovering from the hangover.
    Ex. Three years on, and we are bored to death with the war on terror.
    Ex. The tiger was bored to tears with his viewers and started yawning to show it.
    Ex. Bored out of her mind with the long hours and mundane tasks, she decided to give radio a try.
    * * *
    (v.) = be bored stiff, be bored to death, be bored to tears, be bored out of + Posesivo + mind

    Ex: Instead of spending hours being bored stiff in church, most families spend Christmas with family and loved-ones or are still recovering from the hangover.

    Ex: Three years on, and we are bored to death with the war on terror.
    Ex: The tiger was bored to tears with his viewers and started yawning to show it.
    Ex: Bored out of her mind with the long hours and mundane tasks, she decided to give radio a try.

    Spanish-English dictionary > aburrirse como ostras

  • 9 aclimatar

    v.
    1 to acclimatize (planta, animal).
    2 to acclimate, to weather, to acclimatize, to inure.
    El clima fogueó los materiales The climate inured the materials.
    * * *
    1 to acclimatize (a, to), US acclimate (a, to)
    1 to become acclimatized (a, to), become US acclimated (a, to)
    2 figurado to get used to
    * * *
    1.
    VT to acclimatize, acclimate (EEUU)
    2.
    See:
    * * *
    = acclimatise [acclimatize, -USA].
    Ex. Listening to stories, poems, nursery rhymes, nonsense, while occupied with a loved adult in a comforting activity, acclimatizes the infant to the rhythms of prose and poetry.
    * * *
    = acclimatise [acclimatize, -USA].

    Ex: Listening to stories, poems, nursery rhymes, nonsense, while occupied with a loved adult in a comforting activity, acclimatizes the infant to the rhythms of prose and poetry.

    * * *

    aclimatar verbo transitivo to acclimatize, US acclimate [a, to]
    ' aclimatar' also found in these entries:
    English:
    acclimatize
    * * *
    vt
    [planta, animal] to acclimatize (a to)
    * * *
    v/t acclimatize
    * * *
    : to acclimatize

    Spanish-English dictionary > aclimatar

  • 10 acostumbrar

    v.
    1 to use to, to be accustomed to, to be in the habit of, to be wont to.
    Acostumbro beber mucha agua I am accustomed to drinking a lot of water.
    2 to accustom, to habituate, to wont.
    Ella acostumbró a Ricardo a su comida She accustomed Richard to her food.
    3 to use to have.
    Ella acostumbraba un té a mediodía She used to have tea at noon.
    4 to condition, to make accustomed, to adapt, to break in.
    Su perseverancia acostumbró a todos Her perseverance conditioned everybody.
    5 to familiarize.
    El contacto constante lo familiarizó Constant contact familiarized him.
    * * *
    1 (habituar) to accustom to
    2 (soler) to be in the habit of
    1 (habituarse) to become accustomed (a, to), get used (a, to)
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    1.
    VT
    2.
    VI

    acostumbrar (a) hacer algoto be used o accustomed to doing sth, be in the habit of doing sth

    3.
    See:
    ACOSTUMBRAR ► La forma pronominal acostumbrarse a hacer algo se traduce al inglés por get used to + ((-ing)): Te acostumbrarás a trabajar aquí You'll get used to working here Con el tiempo me acostumbré a estar sin él In time I got used to being without him ► La expresión estar acostumbrado a hacer algo se traduce por to be used to + ((-ing)): Está acostumbrado a levantarse temprano He's used to getting up early Otra forma de traducir esta estructura al inglés es con la construcción to be accustomed to + ((-ing)), aunque tiene un registro formal: Está acostumbrado a levantarse temprano He is accustomed to getting up early ► Cuando el verbo acostumbrar equivale a soler, se puede traducir de dos formas distintas en inglés, dependiendo de si la acción a la que se refiere ocurre en el pasado o en el presente.En el {pasado}, lo traducimos por used to + ((infinitivo)): Cuando era niña acostumbraba a rezar todas las noches When I was a child I used to pray every night El año pasado acostumbrábamos a vernos todos los viernes Last year we used to meet every Friday ► En el {presente} se traduce por el adverbio usually + ((presente simple)): Los domingos acostumbro a levantarme tarde I usually get up late on Sundays Para otros usos y ejemplos ver la entrada
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo

    acostumbrar a alguien a algo/+ inf — to get somebody used to something/-ing

    2.

    acostumbrar a + inf — to be accustomed to -ing, be in the habit of -ing

    acostumbraba a dar un paseo después de comer — I used to go for a walk after lunch, I was accustomed to o in the habit of going for a walk after lunch

    3.

    acostumbrarse a algo/alguien — to get used to something/somebody

    acostumbrarse a + inf — to get used to -ing

    * * *
    = accustom, wean, acclimatise [acclimatize, -USA].
    Ex. To the critics of Panizzi, accustomed to the simplicity of the finding catalog, 'the whole volume' represented 'a magnificent mistake'.
    Ex. Classes which are not accustomed to the practice of silent reading will need weaning.
    Ex. Listening to stories, poems, nursery rhymes, nonsense, while occupied with a loved adult in a comforting activity, acclimatizes the infant to the rhythms of prose and poetry.
    ----
    * acostumbrarse = become + adept, inure.
    * acostumbrarse a = get + a feel for, live with, get used to.
    * acostumbrarse a las cosas = get (back) into + the swings of things, things + grow on + Pronombre.
    * acostumbrarse a manejar Algo = get + the hang of.
    * acostumbrarse a una idea = get used to + idea, deal with + concept.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo

    acostumbrar a alguien a algo/+ inf — to get somebody used to something/-ing

    2.

    acostumbrar a + inf — to be accustomed to -ing, be in the habit of -ing

    acostumbraba a dar un paseo después de comer — I used to go for a walk after lunch, I was accustomed to o in the habit of going for a walk after lunch

    3.

    acostumbrarse a algo/alguien — to get used to something/somebody

    acostumbrarse a + inf — to get used to -ing

    * * *
    = accustom, wean, acclimatise [acclimatize, -USA].

    Ex: To the critics of Panizzi, accustomed to the simplicity of the finding catalog, 'the whole volume' represented 'a magnificent mistake'.

    Ex: Classes which are not accustomed to the practice of silent reading will need weaning.
    Ex: Listening to stories, poems, nursery rhymes, nonsense, while occupied with a loved adult in a comforting activity, acclimatizes the infant to the rhythms of prose and poetry.
    * acostumbrarse = become + adept, inure.
    * acostumbrarse a = get + a feel for, live with, get used to.
    * acostumbrarse a las cosas = get (back) into + the swings of things, things + grow on + Pronombre.
    * acostumbrarse a manejar Algo = get + the hang of.
    * acostumbrarse a una idea = get used to + idea, deal with + concept.

    * * *
    vt
    acostumbrar a algn A algo to get sb used TO sth
    para acostumbrarlo al ruido de los motores to get him used to o accustomed to the noise of the engines
    lo acostumbraron a tomarlo or a que lo tomara desde pequeño they got him used to taking it o into the habit of taking it from when he was small
    ■ acostumbrar
    vi
    acostumbrar ( A) + INF to be accustomed TO -ING, be in the habit OF -ING
    acostumbraba (a) dar un paseo después de comer I usually went for o I used to go for a walk after lunch, I was in the habit of o I was accustomed to going for a walk after lunch
    acostumbrarse A algo/algn to get used TO sth/sb
    se acostumbró muy pronto al nuevo horario she very quickly got used to the new schedule
    acostumbrarse A + INF to get used TO -ING
    no me puedo acostumbrar a comer sin sal I can't get used to eating food without salt
    * * *

     

    acostumbrar ( conjugate acostumbrar) verbo transitivo acostumbrar a algn a algo/hacer algo to get sb used to sth/doing sth
    verbo intransitivo: acostumbrar a hacer algo to be accustomed to doing sth, be in the habit of doing sth
    acostumbrarse verbo pronominal acostumbrarse a algo/algn to get used to sth/sb;
    acostumbrarse a hacer algo to get used to doing sth
    acostumbrar
    I vi (tener por costumbre) to be in the habit of: acostumbra a contar cuanto le sucede, he's in the habit of telling everything that happens to him
    acostumbramos a comer a las dos, we usually have lunch at two o'clock
    II vtr (inculcar un hábito) to get (somebody) used [a, to]: acostumbró a su hija a dormir la siesta, she got her daughter used to taking a siesta
    ' acostumbrar' also found in these entries:
    English:
    accustom
    - use to
    * * *
    vt
    acostumbrar a alguien a algo to get sb used to sth;
    acostumbrar a alguien a hacer algo to get sb used to doing sth
    vi
    acostumbrar (a) hacer algo to be in the habit of doing sth;
    acostumbra (a) trabajar los sábados he usually works on Saturdays
    * * *
    I v/t get used (a to)
    II v/i
    :
    acostumbraba a venir a este café todas las mañanas he used to come to this café every morning
    * * *
    : to accustom
    : to be accustomed, to be in the habit

    Spanish-English dictionary > acostumbrar

  • 11 amado

    adj.
    beloved, dear, darling, loved.
    m.
    1 dear, truelove, love.
    2 Amado.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: amar.
    * * *
    1→ link=amar amar
    1 loved, beloved
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 love, sweetheart
    * * *
    (f. - amada)
    noun adj.
    * * *
    amado, -a
    1.
    ADJ dear, beloved
    2.
    SM / F lover, sweetheart
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo dear, beloved
    II
    - da masculino, femenino love, sweetheart
    * * *
    = beloved, loved, beloved, darling.
    Ex. If one were to think of an analogue outside the library situation, one would conjure up the image of a miser cackling with delight as he counts and recounts his beloved coins.
    Ex. Listening to stories, poems, nursery rhymes, nonsense, while occupied with a loved adult in a comforting activity, acclimatizes the infant to the rhythms of prose and poetry.
    Ex. This shows how quickly he lost his heart to his beloved, and that he believes in love at first sight.
    Ex. Anyhow, family -- including my darling niece and nephew, who were a little bit off their oats when I arrived.
    ----
    * muy amado = much-loved.
    * ser amado = loved-one.
    * tan amado de todos = so beloved of all.
    * tan amado por todos = so beloved of all.
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo dear, beloved
    II
    - da masculino, femenino love, sweetheart
    * * *
    = beloved, loved, beloved, darling.

    Ex: If one were to think of an analogue outside the library situation, one would conjure up the image of a miser cackling with delight as he counts and recounts his beloved coins.

    Ex: Listening to stories, poems, nursery rhymes, nonsense, while occupied with a loved adult in a comforting activity, acclimatizes the infant to the rhythms of prose and poetry.
    Ex: This shows how quickly he lost his heart to his beloved, and that he believes in love at first sight.
    Ex: Anyhow, family -- including my darling niece and nephew, who were a little bit off their oats when I arrived.
    * muy amado = much-loved.
    * ser amado = loved-one.
    * tan amado de todos = so beloved of all.
    * tan amado por todos = so beloved of all.

    * * *
    amado1 -da
    dear, beloved
    amado2 -da
    masculine, feminine
    love, sweetheart
    * * *

    Del verbo amar: ( conjugate amar)

    amado es:

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    amado    
    amar
    amado
    ◊ -da adjetivo

    dear, beloved
    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino
    love, sweetheart
    amar ( conjugate amar) verbo transitivo
    to love
    amarse verbo pronominal ( recípr) to love each other
    amado,-a
    I adjetivo loved, beloved
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino sweetheart
    amar verbo transitivo to love

    ' amado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    amada
    - querido
    English:
    beloved
    - dear
    * * *
    amado, -a
    adj
    mis seres amados my loved ones
    nm,f
    loved one, beloved
    * * *
    m, amada f love, sweetheart
    * * *
    amado, -da adj
    : beloved, darling
    amado, -da n
    : sweetheart, loved one

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  • 12 amar

    v.
    1 to love.
    ama a tu prójimo como a ti mismo love thy neighbor as thyself
    El pueblo amaba al dictador The people loved the dictator.
    Ella ama apasionadamente She loves passionately.
    2 to love to.
    Ella ama sentarse en el jardín She loves to sit in the garden.
    * * *
    1 to love
    1 (uso recíproco) to love each other, be in love (with each other)
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo to love
    2.
    amarse v pron (recípr)
    a) ( quererse) to love each other
    b) ( hacer el amor) to make love
    * * *
    = love.
    Ex. All these novels are about young women meeting handsome men, at first disliking them and then discovering that they love them, with the inescapable 'happy ending' which means matrimony in these cases.
    ----
    * algunos lo aman, otros lo odian = love it or loathe it.
    * amar con locura = love + Nombre + to bits.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo to love
    2.
    amarse v pron (recípr)
    a) ( quererse) to love each other
    b) ( hacer el amor) to make love
    * * *
    = love.

    Ex: All these novels are about young women meeting handsome men, at first disliking them and then discovering that they love them, with the inescapable 'happy ending' which means matrimony in these cases.

    * algunos lo aman, otros lo odian = love it or loathe it.
    * amar con locura = love + Nombre + to bits.

    * * *
    amar [A1 ]
    vt
    to love
    siempre te amaré I shall always love you
    amarás a Dios sobre todas las cosas thou shalt love the Lord thy God above all things
    lucharon porque amaban la libertad they fought out of a love for freedom
    amarse
    1
    (quererse): juraron amarse hasta la muerte they swore to love each other forever
    amaos los unos a los otros love one another
    2 (hacer el amor) to make love
    * * *

     

    amar ( conjugate amar) verbo transitivo
    to love
    amarse verbo pronominal ( recípr) to love each other
    amar verbo transitivo to love
    ' amar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    prójimo
    - querer
    - sobre
    English:
    love
    * * *
    vt
    to love;
    amarás a Dios sobre todas las cosas thou shalt love God above all things;
    ama a tu prójimo como a ti mismo love thy neighbour as thyself
    * * *
    v/t love;
    hacerse amar be lovable
    * * *
    amar vt
    : to love
    * * *
    amar vb to love

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  • 13 amar con locura

    (v.) = love + Nombre + to bits
    Ex. But it was their first car and they loved it to bits.
    * * *
    (v.) = love + Nombre + to bits

    Ex: But it was their first car and they loved it to bits.

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  • 14 amor

    intj.
    honey, sweetheart.
    m.
    hacer el amor to make love
    de mil amores with pleasure
    por amor al arte for the love of it
    ¡por el amor de Dios! for God's sake!
    al amor de la lumbre o del fuego by the fireside
    amor libre free love
    amor platónico platonic love
    su primer amor his first love
    el amor de mi vida the love of my life
    un antiguo amor an old flame
    3 devotion (esmero).
    escribe con amor su última novela she's lovingly crafting her latest novel
    4 romance.
    * * *
    1 (gen) love
    2 (cuidado) loving care; (devoción) devotion
    1 (asuntos) love affairs, loves
    \
    al amor de la lumbre by the fireside
    amor con amor se paga one good turn deserves another
    con/de mil amores familiar willingly, with pleasure
    hacer el amor to make love
    por amor al arte familiar for the sake of it
    ¡por el amor de Dios! for God's sake!
    amor cortés courtly love
    amor libre free love
    amor propio self-esteem
    * * *
    noun m.
    1) love
    - hacer el amor
    * * *
    SM
    1) (=pasión) love (a for)

    por el amor al artehum just for the fun of it

    hacer algo por amor al arte — to do sth for nothing, do sth for free

    hacer algo con amor — to do sth lovingly, do sth with love

    hacer el amor a(=cortejar) to court; (=hacer sexo) to make love to

    amor propio — amour propre, self-respect

    2) (=persona) love, lover

    mi amor, amor mío — my love, my darling

    ¡eres un amor! — you're a love!, you are sweet!

    3)
    4) pl amores (=amoríos) love affair sing, romance sing

    ¡de mil amores!, ¡con mil amores! — I'd love to!, gladly!

    * * *
    1)
    a) ( sentimiento) love

    ¿qué tal andas de amores? — (fam) how's your love life? (colloq)

    amor al prójimo/a la patria — love for one's neighbor/one's country

    un gran amor a la vida/a los animales — a great love of life/animals

    por amor al arte — (fam) just for the fun of it

    por (el) amor de Dios — ( mendigando) for the love of God; ( expresando irritación) for God's sake!

    hacer el amor a/con alguien — to make love to/with somebody

    c) (persona, cosa amada) love

    tu amorcito está al teléfono — (fam & hum) your beloved is on the telephone (hum)

    amor mío or mi amor — my darling, my love

    d) (esmero, dedicación)
    2) (fam) ( persona encantadora) darling (colloq), dear (colloq)
    * * *
    = love, beloved.
    Nota: Nombre.
    Ex. The phenomena studied by disciplines may be either concrete entities, such as adolescent, motor car, dog or diamond or abstract ideas such as love, beauty or hate.
    Ex. This shows how quickly he lost his heart to his beloved, and that he believes in love at first sight.
    ----
    * al amor de la lumbre = round-the-fireside.
    * amor al prójimo = charity.
    * amor al trabajo = love of work.
    * amor a primera vista = love at first sight.
    * amor ciego = blind love.
    * amor de madre = mother love.
    * amor divino = divine love.
    * amor duradero = lasting love.
    * amor filial = filial love.
    * amor incondicional = unconditional love.
    * amor paternal = parental love.
    * amor por el libro = book-fancying.
    * amor por la perfección = love of perfection.
    * amor propio = self-esteem [self esteem], pride.
    * amor verdadero = true love.
    * árbol del amor = Judas tree, redbud.
    * carta de amor = love letter.
    * con amor no correspondido = lovelorn.
    * crucero del amor = love boat.
    * desarrollar el amor a/por = build + a love of.
    * el amor de + Posesivo + vida = the love of + Posesivo + life.
    * elixir de amor = love potion.
    * enfermo de amor = lovesick, lovestricken.
    * escena de amor = love scene.
    * estar enfermo de amor = be lovesick.
    * expresar amor por = profess + love for.
    * filtro de amor = love potion.
    * fuga por amor = elopement.
    * hacer Algo por amor al arte = labour of love.
    * hacer el amor = make + love.
    * herido de amor = lovelorn, lovelorn.
    * historia de amor = love story.
    * lazos de amor = bonding.
    * mal de amores = heartache, lovesick.
    * manifestar amor por = profess + love for.
    * novela de amor = love story, love fiction.
    * obras son amores y no buenas razones = actions speak louder than words.
    * por amor al arte = (just) for the fun of (doing) it, (just) for the hell of (doing) it.
    * por (el) amor a = for the love of.
    * ¡por el amor de Dios! = for crying out loud!.
    * sin amor = loveless.
    * tener mal de amores = be lovesick.
    * tragarse el amor propio = swallow + Posesivo + pride.
    * viejo amor = old flame.
    * * *
    1)
    a) ( sentimiento) love

    ¿qué tal andas de amores? — (fam) how's your love life? (colloq)

    amor al prójimo/a la patria — love for one's neighbor/one's country

    un gran amor a la vida/a los animales — a great love of life/animals

    por amor al arte — (fam) just for the fun of it

    por (el) amor de Dios — ( mendigando) for the love of God; ( expresando irritación) for God's sake!

    hacer el amor a/con alguien — to make love to/with somebody

    c) (persona, cosa amada) love

    tu amorcito está al teléfono — (fam & hum) your beloved is on the telephone (hum)

    amor mío or mi amor — my darling, my love

    d) (esmero, dedicación)
    2) (fam) ( persona encantadora) darling (colloq), dear (colloq)
    * * *
    = love, beloved.
    Nota: Nombre.

    Ex: The phenomena studied by disciplines may be either concrete entities, such as adolescent, motor car, dog or diamond or abstract ideas such as love, beauty or hate.

    Ex: This shows how quickly he lost his heart to his beloved, and that he believes in love at first sight.
    * al amor de la lumbre = round-the-fireside.
    * amor al prójimo = charity.
    * amor al trabajo = love of work.
    * amor a primera vista = love at first sight.
    * amor ciego = blind love.
    * amor de madre = mother love.
    * amor divino = divine love.
    * amor duradero = lasting love.
    * amor filial = filial love.
    * amor incondicional = unconditional love.
    * amor paternal = parental love.
    * amor por el libro = book-fancying.
    * amor por la perfección = love of perfection.
    * amor propio = self-esteem [self esteem], pride.
    * amor verdadero = true love.
    * árbol del amor = Judas tree, redbud.
    * carta de amor = love letter.
    * con amor no correspondido = lovelorn.
    * crucero del amor = love boat.
    * desarrollar el amor a/por = build + a love of.
    * el amor de + Posesivo + vida = the love of + Posesivo + life.
    * elixir de amor = love potion.
    * enfermo de amor = lovesick, lovestricken.
    * escena de amor = love scene.
    * estar enfermo de amor = be lovesick.
    * expresar amor por = profess + love for.
    * filtro de amor = love potion.
    * fuga por amor = elopement.
    * hacer Algo por amor al arte = labour of love.
    * hacer el amor = make + love.
    * herido de amor = lovelorn, lovelorn.
    * historia de amor = love story.
    * lazos de amor = bonding.
    * mal de amores = heartache, lovesick.
    * manifestar amor por = profess + love for.
    * novela de amor = love story, love fiction.
    * obras son amores y no buenas razones = actions speak louder than words.
    * por amor al arte = (just) for the fun of (doing) it, (just) for the hell of (doing) it.
    * por (el) amor a = for the love of.
    * ¡por el amor de Dios! = for crying out loud!.
    * sin amor = loveless.
    * tener mal de amores = be lovesick.
    * tragarse el amor propio = swallow + Posesivo + pride.
    * viejo amor = old flame.

    * * *
    A
    una historia de amor a love story
    amor no correspondido unrequited love
    fue amor a primera vista it was love at first sight
    tener amores con algn ( ant); to have a liaison with sb ( dated)
    ¿qué tal andas de amores? ( fam); how's your love life? ( colloq)
    amor POR algn:
    siente un gran amor por ti he loves you very much
    amor A algn/algo:
    amor al prójimo/a la patria love for one's neighbor/one's country
    un gran amor a la vida/a los animales a great love of life/animals
    de mil amores with (the greatest of) pleasure
    hacerle el amor a algn ( ant); to court o woo sb ( dated)
    por amor al arte ( fam); just for the fun of it
    por (el) amor de Dios (mendigando) for the love of God; (expresando irritación) for God's sake!
    requerir a algn de amores ( ant); to pay court to sb ( arch)
    amor con amor se paga one good turn deserves another
    2
    (el acto sexual): el amor lovemaking
    yacían desnudos después del amor ( liter); they lay naked after making love
    hacer el amor a/con algn to make love to/with sb
    él fue el gran amor de su vida he was the great love of her life
    tu amorcito está al teléfono ( fam hum); your beloved is on the telephone ( hum)
    amor mío or mi amor my darling, my love
    su gran amor es la música music is her great love
    4
    (esmero, dedicación): hacer algo con amor to do sth lovingly
    hay mucho amor puesto en esto a lot of love and care has gone into this
    Compuestos:
    courtly love
    tradescantia, wandering Jew
    free love
    amor materno or maternal
    maternal love
    pride, self-esteem
    B ( fam) (persona bondadosa) darling ( colloq), dear ( colloq), honey ( AmE colloq)
    sus hijas son un amor his daughters are real darlings
    C
    al amor de la lumbre by the fireside
    * * *

     

    amor sustantivo masculino
    1


    amor a primera vista love at first sight;
    amor al prójimo/a la patria love for one's neighbor/one's country;
    amor propio pride, self-esteem;
    un gran amor a la vida/a los animales a great love of life/animals;
    por amor al arte (fam) just for the fun of it;
    por (el) amor de Dios ( mendigando) for the love of God;

    ( expresando irritación) for God's sake!

    hacer el amor a/con algn to make love to/with sb

    c) (persona, cosa amada) love;

    amor mío or mi amor my darling, my love
    d) (esmero, dedicación):


    2 (fam) ( persona encantadora) darling (colloq), dear (colloq)
    amor sustantivo masculino love: amor fraternal, brotherly love
    amor maternal, maternal love
    amor platónico, platonic love
    ♦ Locuciones: hacer el amor, to make love
    por amor al arte, for nothing: nadie trabaja por amor al arte, nobody works out of the goodness of his heart
    ' amor' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    amante
    - cariño
    - droga
    - eterna
    - eterno
    - evidencia
    - fraternal
    - hacer
    - muestra
    - profunda
    - profundo
    - rendida
    - rendido
    - vida
    - vista
    - apasionado
    - arte
    - brujo
    - carnal
    - carta
    - conquistador
    - convivencia
    - corresponder
    - decir
    - declaración
    - declarar
    - dios
    - enfriamiento
    - extinguir
    - filial
    - fugaz
    - imposible
    - infinito
    - maternal
    - materno
    - nido
    - pasajero
    - por
    - puro
    - señal
    English:
    blind
    - bonk
    - buy
    - conceal
    - cupboard love
    - definition
    - eternal
    - fierce
    - flame
    - free love
    - love
    - loveless
    - lovesick
    - pledge
    - puppy love
    - reciprocate
    - self-esteem
    - self-respect
    - sight
    - sweetheart
    - Christ
    - ego
    - fellow
    - for
    - lovingly
    - sake
    - self
    - sweet
    - true
    * * *
    amor nm
    1. [sentimiento] love;
    el amor lo transforma todo love changes everything;
    Anticuado
    mantiene amores con un señor de Montevideo she's having a liaison with a gentleman from Montevideo;
    un amor imposible a love that could never be;
    Formal
    al amor de la lumbre o [m5] del fuego by the fireside;
    amor mío, mi amor my love;
    amor por algo love of sth;
    amor por alguien love for sb;
    siente un gran amor por los animales she has a great love of animals, she really loves animals;
    hacer el amor [físicamente] to make love;
    Anticuado [cortejar] to court;
    hacer el amor a o [m5] con alguien to make love to o with sb;
    por amor for love;
    Fam
    por amor al arte for the love of it;
    deme una limosna, por amor de Dios for charity's sake o for the love of God, please spare me something;
    ¡por el amor de Dios, cállate! for God's sake shut up!;
    de mil amores with pleasure;
    amor con amor se paga one good turn deserves another
    amor de adolescente puppy love; Lit amor cortés courtly love;
    amor libre free love;
    el amor de madre a mother's love;
    el amor materno a mother's love;
    amor platónico platonic love;
    amor propio pride;
    tiene mucho/poco amor propio she has high/low self-esteem;
    amor verdadero true love
    2. [persona amada] love;
    un antiguo amor an old flame;
    Ana fue su primer amor Ana was his first love;
    el amor de mi vida the love of my life
    3. [esmero] devotion;
    escribe con amor su última novela she's lovingly crafting her latest novel;
    limpiaba con amor el valioso jarrón he cleaned the valuable vase lovingly
    * * *
    m
    1 love;
    amor mío my love, darling;
    amor al prójimo love for one’s fellow man;
    por amor a alguien for the love of s.o.;
    por amor al arte fig just for the fun of it;
    por amor de Dios for God’s sake;
    :
    hacer el amor make love;
    hacer el amor con alguien make love to o with s.o.
    3
    :
    de o
    con mil amores with the greatest of pleasure
    4
    :
    al amor de la lumbre around the fire
    * * *
    amor nm
    1) : love
    2) : loved one, beloved
    3)
    amor propio : self-esteem
    4)
    hacer el amor : to make love
    * * *
    amor n love

    Spanish-English dictionary > amor

  • 15 bicho raro

    m.
    oddball, freak, odd person, odd fish.
    * * *
    oddball, weirdo
    * * *
    (adj.) = flake, freak, oddball [odd ball], kooky, rare bird, odd bird, odd fish, freak of nature, rare breed, weirdo, nerd, geek, nerdy [nerdier -comp., nerdiest -sup.], geeky [geekier -comp., geekiest -sup.]
    Ex. It's not altogether its fault because the critics have been so far more or less characterized as freaks and flakes who are not to be taken seriously.
    Ex. It's not altogether its fault because the critics have been so far more or less characterized as freaks and flakes who are not to be taken seriously.
    Ex. Some librarians think people making these kinds of requests for responsive, contemporaneous headings, and for different cataloging practices are sort of kooky, unrealistic, oddballs.
    Ex. Some librarians think people making these kinds of requests for responsive, contemporaneous headings, and for different cataloging practices are sort of kooky, unrealistic, oddballs.
    Ex. Variously described as information consultant, resource person, intelligence officer, communication scientist, etc, they are still rare birds.
    Ex. This type of service is an odd bird in an IT (Information Technology) company.
    Ex. The biographer controls the innumerable aspects of Buchan's life in an exemplary manner, without losing sight of the fact that Buchan was 'a very odd fish indeed'.
    Ex. Despite statistics showing their phenomenal growth and use, on-line data bases in US libraries are still somewhat a freak of nature.
    Ex. At the same time, all her friends are sports freaks, and they're a rare breed.
    Ex. The novel often has an unjustified negative image as a book only loved by weirdos and social outcasts.
    Ex. A stereotypical image of a teenage nerd emerged in the drawings of secondary students but not in elementary children's drawings.
    Ex. The book has the title 'The geek's guide to Internet business success'.
    Ex. I've always considered myself something of a nerd, even back when being nerdy wasn't cool -- nowadays, everyone thinks they're a nerd.
    Ex. At the heart of the novel is a geeky high-school student who lives in Preston, Idaho.
    * * *
    (adj.) = flake, freak, oddball [odd ball], kooky, rare bird, odd bird, odd fish, freak of nature, rare breed, weirdo, nerd, geek, nerdy [nerdier -comp., nerdiest -sup.], geeky [geekier -comp., geekiest -sup.]

    Ex: It's not altogether its fault because the critics have been so far more or less characterized as freaks and flakes who are not to be taken seriously.

    Ex: It's not altogether its fault because the critics have been so far more or less characterized as freaks and flakes who are not to be taken seriously.
    Ex: Some librarians think people making these kinds of requests for responsive, contemporaneous headings, and for different cataloging practices are sort of kooky, unrealistic, oddballs.
    Ex: Some librarians think people making these kinds of requests for responsive, contemporaneous headings, and for different cataloging practices are sort of kooky, unrealistic, oddballs.
    Ex: Variously described as information consultant, resource person, intelligence officer, communication scientist, etc, they are still rare birds.
    Ex: This type of service is an odd bird in an IT (Information Technology) company.
    Ex: The biographer controls the innumerable aspects of Buchan's life in an exemplary manner, without losing sight of the fact that Buchan was 'a very odd fish indeed'.
    Ex: Despite statistics showing their phenomenal growth and use, on-line data bases in US libraries are still somewhat a freak of nature.
    Ex: At the same time, all her friends are sports freaks, and they're a rare breed.
    Ex: The novel often has an unjustified negative image as a book only loved by weirdos and social outcasts.
    Ex: A stereotypical image of a teenage nerd emerged in the drawings of secondary students but not in elementary children's drawings.
    Ex: The book has the title 'The geek's guide to Internet business success'.
    Ex: I've always considered myself something of a nerd, even back when being nerdy wasn't cool -- nowadays, everyone thinks they're a nerd.
    Ex: At the heart of the novel is a geeky high-school student who lives in Preston, Idaho.

    Spanish-English dictionary > bicho raro

  • 16 brazo

    m.
    1 arm.
    paseaba del brazo de su novio she was walking arm in arm with her boyfriend
    agárrate de mi brazo hold onto my arm
    cogidos del brazo arm in arm
    en brazos in one's arms
    con los brazos abiertos with open arms
    no dio su brazo a torcer he didn't budge an inch, he didn't allow himself to be persuaded
    ser el brazo derecho de alguien to be somebody's right-hand man (f. woman)
    2 branch.
    el brazo político de ETA the political wing of ETA
    3 hand.
    4 armrest.
    5 boom, boom of the crane, crane boom.
    * * *
    2 (de vestido) arm, sleeve
    3 (de silla, cruz, balanza) arm
    4 (de animal) foreleg
    5 (de río, candelabro, árbol) branch
    1 hands, workers
    \
    a brazo partido (sin armas) hand to hand 2 (con empeño) tooth and nail
    asidos,-as del brazo / cogidos,-as del brazo arm in arm
    con los brazos abiertos with open arms
    cruzarse de brazos to fold one's arms 2 figurado to sit back and do nothing
    estar hecho,-a un brazo de mar to be dressed to kill
    no dar su brazo a torcer not to give way, stand one's ground, stand firm
    ser el brazo derecho de alguien (hombre) to be somebody's right-hand man 2 (mujer) to be somebody's right-hand woman
    brazo armado military wing, military arm
    brazo de gitano ≈ swiss roll, US jelly roll
    brazo político political wing
    * * *
    noun m.
    * * *
    SM
    1) [de persona] arm; [de animal] foreleg

    dar el brazo a algn — to give sb one's arm

    coger a algn del brazo — to take sb by the arm

    llevar a algn en brazos — to carry sb in one's arms

    brazo de gitano, brazo de reina — Cono Sur (Culin) swiss roll

    huelga 1), cruzado 1., 1)
    2) [de sillón, tocadiscos, grúa, cruz] arm

    brazo de lectura, brazo lector — pick-up arm

    3) (=sección)
    4) (Geog)

    brazo de mar — inlet, arm of the sea, sound

    brazo de río — channel, branch of river

    5) [de árbol] branch, limb
    6) liter (=fuerza) arm
    7) pl brazos (=trabajadores) hands, men
    * * *
    1)
    a) (Anat) arm; ( parte superior) upper arm

    llevaba una cesta al or colgada del brazo — she had a basket on one arm

    cruzado de brazos or con los brazos cruzados — ( literal) with one's arms crossed; ( sin hacer nada)

    no te quedes ahí cruzado de brazosdon't just stand/sit there (doing nothing)

    dar el brazo a torcer: no dio el or su brazo a torcer he didn't let them/her twist his arm; luchar a brazo partido to fight tooth and nail; ser el brazo derecho de alguien — to be somebody's right-hand man/woman

    b) ( de caballo) foreleg
    2) ( de sillón) arm; ( de tocadiscos) arm; ( de grúa) jib; ( de río) branch, channel
    3) brazos masculino plural ( trabajadores) hands (pl)
    * * *
    = arm, armrest [arm rest].
    Ex. The other rooms on the third, second and first levels have a mixture of stacking chairs with writing board arms.
    Ex. This article describes the advantages for these users of bookrests, mobile height-adjustable tables, sloped writing surfaces, roll stools, long-handled reachers, adjustable chairs with armrests, and D-shaped handles on card catalogue drawers.
    ----
    * abrir los brazos = spread + hands.
    * agitar los brazos = wave + Posesivo + arms.
    * bajo el brazo = under + Posesivo + arm.
    * brazo de agua = inlet.
    * brazo de mar = sound.
    * brazo de silla para escribir = writing board arm.
    * brazo militar = military arm.
    * brazo político = political arm.
    * con un solo brazo = one-armed.
    * cruzar los brazos = fold + Posesivo + arms.
    * cruzarse de brazos = sit back, fold + Posesivo + arms, go along with + the flow.
    * dar a Alguien una mano y te cogen el brazo = give + Pronombre + an inch and + Pronombre + take a mile.
    * dar el brazo a torcer = give in to.
    * dar el brazo derecho = give + Posesivo + right arm.
    * de un solo brazo = one-armed.
    * estar de brazos cruzados = stand + idle, sit + idle.
    * estirar los brazos = stretch + Posesivo + arms.
    * lámpara de brazo = gooseneck lamp.
    * luchar a brazo partido = fight + tooth and nail.
    * pelear a brazo partido = fight + tooth and nail.
    * pelear a brazo partido, luchar con uñas y dientes = fight + tooth and nail.
    * sentarse de brazos cruzados = sit + idle.
    * * *
    1)
    a) (Anat) arm; ( parte superior) upper arm

    llevaba una cesta al or colgada del brazo — she had a basket on one arm

    cruzado de brazos or con los brazos cruzados — ( literal) with one's arms crossed; ( sin hacer nada)

    no te quedes ahí cruzado de brazosdon't just stand/sit there (doing nothing)

    dar el brazo a torcer: no dio el or su brazo a torcer he didn't let them/her twist his arm; luchar a brazo partido to fight tooth and nail; ser el brazo derecho de alguien — to be somebody's right-hand man/woman

    b) ( de caballo) foreleg
    2) ( de sillón) arm; ( de tocadiscos) arm; ( de grúa) jib; ( de río) branch, channel
    3) brazos masculino plural ( trabajadores) hands (pl)
    * * *
    = arm, armrest [arm rest].

    Ex: The other rooms on the third, second and first levels have a mixture of stacking chairs with writing board arms.

    Ex: This article describes the advantages for these users of bookrests, mobile height-adjustable tables, sloped writing surfaces, roll stools, long-handled reachers, adjustable chairs with armrests, and D-shaped handles on card catalogue drawers.
    * abrir los brazos = spread + hands.
    * agitar los brazos = wave + Posesivo + arms.
    * bajo el brazo = under + Posesivo + arm.
    * brazo de agua = inlet.
    * brazo de mar = sound.
    * brazo de silla para escribir = writing board arm.
    * brazo militar = military arm.
    * brazo político = political arm.
    * con un solo brazo = one-armed.
    * cruzar los brazos = fold + Posesivo + arms.
    * cruzarse de brazos = sit back, fold + Posesivo + arms, go along with + the flow.
    * dar a Alguien una mano y te cogen el brazo = give + Pronombre + an inch and + Pronombre + take a mile.
    * dar el brazo a torcer = give in to.
    * dar el brazo derecho = give + Posesivo + right arm.
    * de un solo brazo = one-armed.
    * estar de brazos cruzados = stand + idle, sit + idle.
    * estirar los brazos = stretch + Posesivo + arms.
    * lámpara de brazo = gooseneck lamp.
    * luchar a brazo partido = fight + tooth and nail.
    * pelear a brazo partido = fight + tooth and nail.
    * pelear a brazo partido, luchar con uñas y dientes = fight + tooth and nail.
    * sentarse de brazos cruzados = sit + idle.

    * * *
    A
    llevaba una cesta al or colgada del brazo she had a basket on one arm
    iban del brazo they walked arm in arm
    entró a la iglesia del brazo de su padre she entered the church on her father's arm
    llevaba al niño en brazos he was carrying the child in his arms
    en brazos de su amado in the arms of her loved one
    le dio/ofreció el brazo he gave/offered her his arm
    se echó en brazos de su padre he threw himself into his father's arms
    con los brazos abiertos with open arms
    (sin hacer nada): no te quedes ahí cruzado de brazos don't just stand/sit there (doing nothing)
    dar el brazo a torcer: no dio el or su brazo a torcer he didn't let them/her twist his arm o he stood his ground
    luchar a brazo partido (sin armas) to fight hand to hand; (con empeño) to fight tooth and nail
    ser el brazo derecho de algn to be sb's right-hand man/woman
    2 (de un caballo) foreleg
    B
    3 (de un río) branch, channel
    Compuestos:
    military arm
    jelly roll ( AmE), swiss roll ( BrE)
    inlet, sound
    estar hecho un brazo de mar ( fam) (atractivo) to look very attractive, look gorgeous ( colloq) (fuerte) to be strong; (saludable) to be fit
    pickup arm
    political wing
    * * *

     

    brazo sustantivo masculino
    1 (Anat) arm;
    ( parte superior) upper arm;

    caminar/ir del brazo to walk arm in arm;
    llevaba al niño en brazos he was carrying the child in his arms;
    cruzado de brazos: no te quedes ahí cruzado de brazos don't just stand/sit there (doing nothing);
    dar el brazo a torcer to give in;
    no dio el or su brazo a torcer he didn't let them/her twist his arm
    2 ( de sillón) arm;
    ( de tocadiscos) arm;
    ( de grúa) jib;
    ( de río) branch, channel;
    brazo de gitano (Coc) jelly roll (AmE), swiss roll (BrE);

    brazo de mar inlet, sound
    3
    brazos sustantivo masculino plural ( trabajadores) hands (pl)

    brazo sustantivo masculino
    1 Anat arm
    (de sillón, tocadiscos) arm
    (de animal cuadrúpedo) foreleg
    (de un río, candelabro) branch
    2 figurado brazo armado, armed wing
    figurado brazo derecho, right-hand man
    brazo de gitano, type of Swiss roll
    ♦ Locuciones: cruzarse de brazos, lit to fold one's arms, figurado not to do anything
    ir (agarrados) del brazo, to walk arm in arm
    figurado no dar su brazo a torcer, not to give in o to stand firm
    con los brazos abiertos, with open arms
    en brazos, in one's arms
    ' brazo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    cabestrillo
    - coger
    - derecha
    - derecho
    - dolorida
    - dolorido
    - dormida
    - dormido
    - enyesar
    - flexor
    - flexora
    - hormiguear
    - inflamarse
    - manca
    - manco
    - martillazo
    - retorcer
    - sablazo
    - agarrar
    - agitar
    - alargar
    - alzar
    - amputar
    - apretar
    - asir
    - bajar
    - balancear
    - banda
    - cachar
    - cortar
    - doblar
    - doler
    - dormir
    - hacer
    - llave
    - mordisco
    - pellizcar
    - peludo
    - quebrar
    - romper
    - roto
    - rozar
    - sensibilidad
    - torcer
    - zafar
    English:
    admit
    - arm
    - armrest
    - bandage
    - break
    - catch
    - feel
    - flex
    - inch
    - lightly
    - loosen
    - pain
    - pick-up
    - process
    - right-hand man
    - shoot off
    - sweep
    - twist
    - unarmed combat
    - around
    - embed
    - grasp
    - grip
    - handle
    - her
    - inlet
    - jolt
    - link
    - my
    - right
    - that
    - under
    * * *
    brazo nm
    1. [de persona] arm;
    paseaba del brazo de su novio she was walking arm in arm with her boyfriend;
    agárrate de mi brazo hold on to my arm;
    en brazos in one's arms;
    llevaba al nene en brazos he was carrying the child in his arms;
    echarse en brazos de alguien to throw oneself at sb;
    luchar a brazo partido [con empeño] to fight tooth and nail;
    con los brazos abiertos with open arms;
    quedarse de brazos cruzados, cruzarse de brazos to sit back and do nothing;
    no dio su brazo a torcer he didn't budge an inch, he didn't allow himself to be persuaded;
    ser el brazo derecho de alguien to be sb's right-hand man (f right-hand woman)
    2. [de animal] foreleg
    3. [de sillón] arm
    4. [de árbol, río, candelabro] branch
    5. [de grúa] boom, jib
    6. [de balanza] arm
    7. [rama] wing;
    el brazo político de ETA the political wing of ETA
    8. [trabajador] hand
    9. brazo de gitano Br swiss roll, US jelly roll
    10. Geog brazo de mar inlet, arm of the sea
    * * *
    m
    1 arm;
    (cogidos) del brazo arm in arm;
    con los brazos abiertos with open arms;
    no dar su brazo a torcer hold out, not give in;
    luchar a brazo partido fight tooth and nail;
    cruzarse de brazos, quedarse con los brazos cruzados sit back and do nothing;
    echarse en los brazos de alguien fig put o.s. in s.o.’s hands;
    ser el brazo derecho de alguien; be s.o.’s right-hand man/woman
    :
    de tres brazos lámpara three-arm atr
    3
    :
    brazos pl ( trabajadores) hands pl
    * * *
    brazo nm
    1) : arm
    2)
    brazo derecho : right-hand man
    3) brazos nmpl
    : hands, laborers
    * * *
    brazo n arm

    Spanish-English dictionary > brazo

  • 17 buscar la protección de

    Ex. An emotional crisis at home may send a child burrowing back into the security of well-loved books remembered from happier days.
    * * *

    Ex: An emotional crisis at home may send a child burrowing back into the security of well-loved books remembered from happier days.

    Spanish-English dictionary > buscar la protección de

  • 18 canción infantil

    f.
    nursery rhyme, lullaby.
    * * *
    Ex. Listening to stories, poems, nursery rhymes, nonsense, while occupied with a loved adult in a comforting activity, acclimatizes the infant to the rhythms of prose and poetry.
    * * *

    Ex: Listening to stories, poems, nursery rhymes, nonsense, while occupied with a loved adult in a comforting activity, acclimatizes the infant to the rhythms of prose and poetry.

    Spanish-English dictionary > canción infantil

  • 19 celebrar una ocasión especial

    (v.) = mark + a special occasion
    Ex. When you plant a tree in memory of a loved one, or to mark a special occasion, you contribute to a healthier environment.
    * * *
    (v.) = mark + a special occasion

    Ex: When you plant a tree in memory of a loved one, or to mark a special occasion, you contribute to a healthier environment.

    Spanish-English dictionary > celebrar una ocasión especial

  • 20 charco

    m.
    puddle.
    cruzar el charco (informal figurative) to cross the pond o Atlantic
    * * *
    1 puddle, pond
    \
    cruzar el charco / pasar el charco (ir a América) to cross the pond
    * * *
    noun m.
    pool, puddle
    * * *
    SM pool, puddle
    * * *
    a) puddle, pool
    b)

    el charco — (fam) ( océano Atlántico) the Atlantic, the Pond (colloq & hum)

    * * *
    = puddle.
    Ex. Sam loved to swing, but right now he was too busy jumping in puddles with his rainy day boots.
    ----
    * al otro lado del charco = across the pond.
    * charco, el = pond, the.
    * el charco = the big pond.
    * * *
    a) puddle, pool
    b)

    el charco — (fam) ( océano Atlántico) the Atlantic, the Pond (colloq & hum)

    * * *
    el charco
    (n.) = pond, the

    Ex: Noughts and crosses, or tic-tac-toe, as it is called on different sides of the pond, is probably the most common pencil and paper game around in the western world.

    Ex: Sam loved to swing, but right now he was too busy jumping in puddles with his rainy day boots.

    * al otro lado del charco = across the pond.
    * charco, el = pond, the.
    * el charco = the big pond.

    * * *
    1 puddle, pool
    un charco de sangre a pool of blood
    2
    el charco ( fam) (océano Atlántico) the Atlantic, the Pond ( colloq hum)
    * * *

    charco sustantivo masculino

    b)


    hum)
    charco sustantivo masculino puddle
    ' charco' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    turbia
    - turbio
    - helar
    - pisar
    English:
    pool
    - puddle
    * * *
    charco nm
    1. [de líquido] puddle;
    un charco de sangre a pool of blood
    2. Fam [océano Atlántico]
    cruzar o [m5] pasar el charco to cross the Pond o Atlantic
    * * *
    m puddle;
    cruzar el charco cross the Atlantic, cross the pond fam
    * * *
    charco nm
    : puddle, pool
    * * *
    charco n puddle

    Spanish-English dictionary > charco

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