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  • 1 Lucky Lindy

    m.
    Lucky Lindy, Charles Augustus Lindbergh.

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  • 2 Posesivo + buena estrella

    (n.) = Posesivo + lucky star
    Ex. It is interpreted as a pun on the name of the palace (Te) whose fortunes, like that of man, depend on the good influence of its lucky star.
    * * *
    (n.) = Posesivo + lucky star

    Ex: It is interpreted as a pun on the name of the palace (Te) whose fortunes, like that of man, depend on the good influence of its lucky star.

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  • 3 Virgen,1 la

    = Madonna, the.
    Ex. The two reliefs represent the two patron saints of the cathedral: John the Baptist and the Madonna of the Rosary.
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    * aparecerse la virgen = land on + Posesivo + (own two) feet, strike + lucky, strike + gold, hit + the jackpot.
    * ¡La Virgen! = Good heavens!, Heavens!.
    * Virgen María, la = Virgin Mary, the.
    * Virgen + Nombre = Virgin + Nombre.
    * ¡Virgen Santísima! = Good heavens!, Heavens!.
    * Virgen y el Niño = Madonna and Child.

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  • 4 a

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

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    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

  • 5 a toda marcha

    at full speed
    * * *
    = at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch
    Ex. For the past three it has been operating at full throttle.
    Ex. Loosing control at top speed on a highway full of cars, these guys where lucky they recovered without hitting any cars.
    Ex. With every air-conditioner running at full blast, the city's creaky infrastructure is often stretched beyond the breaking point.
    Ex. A train cruising at full speed hit an excavator that had backed up onto the track.
    Ex. Gloucestershire has been badly affected by heavy rain, with the fire and rescue service working at full stretch.
    * * *
    = at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch

    Ex: For the past three it has been operating at full throttle.

    Ex: Loosing control at top speed on a highway full of cars, these guys where lucky they recovered without hitting any cars.
    Ex: With every air-conditioner running at full blast, the city's creaky infrastructure is often stretched beyond the breaking point.
    Ex: A train cruising at full speed hit an excavator that had backed up onto the track.
    Ex: Gloucestershire has been badly affected by heavy rain, with the fire and rescue service working at full stretch.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a toda marcha

  • 6 a toda mecha

    familiar at full pelt
    * * *
    *at full speed
    * * *
    = at a rate of knots, full steam ahead, at full blast, at full throttle, at top speed, at full speed, at full stretch
    Ex. The results appear there and then not only on the VDU screen but also on a roll of paper which spills out of the attached printer at a rate of knots.
    Ex. The article ' Full steam ahead' describes the implementation of optical disc based imaging system at the photographic library of the National Railway Museum in York.
    Ex. With every air-conditioner running at full blast, the city's creaky infrastructure is often stretched beyond the breaking point.
    Ex. For the past three it has been operating at full throttle.
    Ex. Loosing control at top speed on a highway full of cars, these guys where lucky they recovered without hitting any cars.
    Ex. A train cruising at full speed hit an excavator that had backed up onto the track.
    Ex. Gloucestershire has been badly affected by heavy rain, with the fire and rescue service working at full stretch.
    * * *
    = at a rate of knots, full steam ahead, at full blast, at full throttle, at top speed, at full speed, at full stretch

    Ex: The results appear there and then not only on the VDU screen but also on a roll of paper which spills out of the attached printer at a rate of knots.

    Ex: The article ' Full steam ahead' describes the implementation of optical disc based imaging system at the photographic library of the National Railway Museum in York.
    Ex: With every air-conditioner running at full blast, the city's creaky infrastructure is often stretched beyond the breaking point.
    Ex: For the past three it has been operating at full throttle.
    Ex: Loosing control at top speed on a highway full of cars, these guys where lucky they recovered without hitting any cars.
    Ex: A train cruising at full speed hit an excavator that had backed up onto the track.
    Ex: Gloucestershire has been badly affected by heavy rain, with the fire and rescue service working at full stretch.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a toda mecha

  • 7 a toda máquina

    at full blast
    * * *
    = 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
    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 article ' Full steam ahead' describes the implementation of optical disc based imaging system at the photographic library of the National Railway Museum in York.
    Ex. Their regular tasks keep them working at full tilt at all times.
    Ex. Do not march off full-tilt in front of the readers.
    Ex. As we enter full-throttle into the Information Age, the mere mention of 'the information highway' conjures up a predictable set of high-tech images.
    Ex. For the past three it has been operating at full throttle.
    Ex. Loosing control at top speed on a highway full of cars, these guys where lucky they recovered without hitting any cars.
    Ex. With every air-conditioner running at full blast, the city's creaky infrastructure is often stretched beyond the breaking point.
    Ex. A train cruising at full speed hit an excavator that had backed up onto the track.
    * * *
    = 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

    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 article ' Full steam ahead' describes the implementation of optical disc based imaging system at the photographic library of the National Railway Museum in York.
    Ex: Their regular tasks keep them working at full tilt at all times.
    Ex: Do not march off full-tilt in front of the readers.
    Ex: As we enter full-throttle into the Information Age, the mere mention of 'the information highway' conjures up a predictable set of high-tech images.
    Ex: For the past three it has been operating at full throttle.
    Ex: Loosing control at top speed on a highway full of cars, these guys where lucky they recovered without hitting any cars.
    Ex: With every air-conditioner running at full blast, the city's creaky infrastructure is often stretched beyond the breaking point.
    Ex: A train cruising at full speed hit an excavator that had backed up onto the track.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a toda máquina

  • 8 a toda pastilla

    familiar (velocidad) at full speed, at full tilt 2 (volumen) at full blast
    * * *
    = 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
    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 ' On the fast track or the road to nowhere' points to the growing practice of subsuming public libraries into larger departments headed by non-librarians = El artículo " A la vanguardia o en un camino sin rumbo" pone de manifiesto la costumbre cada vez más frecuente de incluir las bibliotecas públicas dentro de órganismos más grandes dirigidos por personal no bibliotecario.
    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 article is entitled 'Internet overdrive. No place for Sunday drivers'.
    Ex. The article ' Full steam ahead' describes the implementation of optical disc based imaging system at the photographic library of the National Railway Museum in York.
    Ex. Do not march off full-tilt in front of the readers.
    Ex. Their regular tasks keep them working at full tilt at all times.
    Ex. As we enter full-throttle into the Information Age, the mere mention of 'the information highway' conjures up a predictable set of high-tech images.
    Ex. For the past three it has been operating at full throttle.
    Ex. The results appear there and then not only on the VDU screen but also on a roll of paper which spills out of the attached printer at a rate of knots.
    Ex. Loosing control at top speed on a highway full of cars, these guys where lucky they recovered without hitting any cars.
    Ex. With every air-conditioner running at full blast, the city's creaky infrastructure is often stretched beyond the breaking point.
    Ex. A train cruising at full speed hit an excavator that had backed up onto the track.
    * * *
    = 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

    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 ' On the fast track or the road to nowhere' points to the growing practice of subsuming public libraries into larger departments headed by non-librarians = El artículo " A la vanguardia o en un camino sin rumbo" pone de manifiesto la costumbre cada vez más frecuente de incluir las bibliotecas públicas dentro de órganismos más grandes dirigidos por personal no bibliotecario.
    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 article is entitled 'Internet overdrive. No place for Sunday drivers'.
    Ex: The article ' Full steam ahead' describes the implementation of optical disc based imaging system at the photographic library of the National Railway Museum in York.
    Ex: Do not march off full-tilt in front of the readers.
    Ex: Their regular tasks keep them working at full tilt at all times.
    Ex: As we enter full-throttle into the Information Age, the mere mention of 'the information highway' conjures up a predictable set of high-tech images.
    Ex: For the past three it has been operating at full throttle.
    Ex: The results appear there and then not only on the VDU screen but also on a roll of paper which spills out of the attached printer at a rate of knots.
    Ex: Loosing control at top speed on a highway full of cars, these guys where lucky they recovered without hitting any cars.
    Ex: With every air-conditioner running at full blast, the city's creaky infrastructure is often stretched beyond the breaking point.
    Ex: A train cruising at full speed hit an excavator that had backed up onto the track.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a toda pastilla

  • 9 a toda velocidad

    at full speed
    * * *
    = full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed
    Ex. Do not march off full-tilt in front of the readers.
    Ex. Their regular tasks keep them working at full tilt at all times.
    Ex. As we enter full-throttle into the Information Age, the mere mention of 'the information highway' conjures up a predictable set of high-tech images.
    Ex. For the past three it has been operating at full throttle.
    Ex. Loosing control at top speed on a highway full of cars, these guys where lucky they recovered without hitting any cars.
    Ex. With every air-conditioner running at full blast, the city's creaky infrastructure is often stretched beyond the breaking point.
    Ex. A train cruising at full speed hit an excavator that had backed up onto the track.
    * * *
    = full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed

    Ex: Do not march off full-tilt in front of the readers.

    Ex: Their regular tasks keep them working at full tilt at all times.
    Ex: As we enter full-throttle into the Information Age, the mere mention of 'the information highway' conjures up a predictable set of high-tech images.
    Ex: For the past three it has been operating at full throttle.
    Ex: Loosing control at top speed on a highway full of cars, these guys where lucky they recovered without hitting any cars.
    Ex: With every air-conditioner running at full blast, the city's creaky infrastructure is often stretched beyond the breaking point.
    Ex: A train cruising at full speed hit an excavator that had backed up onto the track.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a toda velocidad

  • 10 a todo gas

    familiar flat out, at full tilt
    * * *
    Esp (Aut)full out, flat out*; [trabajar]flat out*
    * * *
    = 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
    Ex. The article ' Full steam ahead' describes the implementation of optical disc based imaging system at the photographic library of the National Railway Museum in York.
    Ex. Do not march off full-tilt in front of the readers.
    Ex. Their regular tasks keep them working at full tilt at all times.
    Ex. As we enter full-throttle into the Information Age, the mere mention of 'the information highway' conjures up a predictable set of high-tech images.
    Ex. For the past three it has been operating at full throttle.
    Ex. Loosing control at top speed on a highway full of cars, these guys where lucky they recovered without hitting any cars.
    Ex. With every air-conditioner running at full blast, the city's creaky infrastructure is often stretched beyond the breaking point.
    Ex. A train cruising at full speed hit an excavator that had backed up onto the track.
    Ex. Gloucestershire has been badly affected by heavy rain, with the fire and rescue service working at full stretch.
    * * *
    = 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

    Ex: The article ' Full steam ahead' describes the implementation of optical disc based imaging system at the photographic library of the National Railway Museum in York.

    Ex: Do not march off full-tilt in front of the readers.
    Ex: Their regular tasks keep them working at full tilt at all times.
    Ex: As we enter full-throttle into the Information Age, the mere mention of 'the information highway' conjures up a predictable set of high-tech images.
    Ex: For the past three it has been operating at full throttle.
    Ex: Loosing control at top speed on a highway full of cars, these guys where lucky they recovered without hitting any cars.
    Ex: With every air-conditioner running at full blast, the city's creaky infrastructure is often stretched beyond the breaking point.
    Ex: A train cruising at full speed hit an excavator that had backed up onto the track.
    Ex: Gloucestershire has been badly affected by heavy rain, with the fire and rescue service working at full stretch.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a todo gas

  • 11 a todo meter

    at full blast
    * * *
    * (=rápido) as fast as possible
    * * *
    = full steam ahead, at full stretch, at full speed, at full blast, at top speed, at full throttle
    Ex. The article ' Full steam ahead' describes the implementation of optical disc based imaging system at the photographic library of the National Railway Museum in York.
    Ex. Gloucestershire has been badly affected by heavy rain, with the fire and rescue service working at full stretch.
    Ex. A train cruising at full speed hit an excavator that had backed up onto the track.
    Ex. With every air-conditioner running at full blast, the city's creaky infrastructure is often stretched beyond the breaking point.
    Ex. Loosing control at top speed on a highway full of cars, these guys where lucky they recovered without hitting any cars.
    Ex. For the past three it has been operating at full throttle.
    * * *
    = full steam ahead, at full stretch, at full speed, at full blast, at top speed, at full throttle

    Ex: The article ' Full steam ahead' describes the implementation of optical disc based imaging system at the photographic library of the National Railway Museum in York.

    Ex: Gloucestershire has been badly affected by heavy rain, with the fire and rescue service working at full stretch.
    Ex: A train cruising at full speed hit an excavator that had backed up onto the track.
    Ex: With every air-conditioner running at full blast, the city's creaky infrastructure is often stretched beyond the breaking point.
    Ex: Loosing control at top speed on a highway full of cars, these guys where lucky they recovered without hitting any cars.
    Ex: For the past three it has been operating at full throttle.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a todo meter

  • 12 a todo vapor

    at full steam, at great speed
    * * *
    = 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
    Ex. The article ' Full steam ahead' describes the implementation of optical disc based imaging system at the photographic library of the National Railway Museum in York.
    Ex. Do not march off full-tilt in front of the readers.
    Ex. Their regular tasks keep them working at full tilt at all times.
    Ex. As we enter full-throttle into the Information Age, the mere mention of 'the information highway' conjures up a predictable set of high-tech images.
    Ex. For the past three it has been operating at full throttle.
    Ex. Loosing control at top speed on a highway full of cars, these guys where lucky they recovered without hitting any cars.
    Ex. With every air-conditioner running at full blast, the city's creaky infrastructure is often stretched beyond the breaking point.
    Ex. A train cruising at full speed hit an excavator that had backed up onto the track.
    Ex. Gloucestershire has been badly affected by heavy rain, with the fire and rescue service working at full stretch.
    * * *
    = 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

    Ex: The article ' Full steam ahead' describes the implementation of optical disc based imaging system at the photographic library of the National Railway Museum in York.

    Ex: Do not march off full-tilt in front of the readers.
    Ex: Their regular tasks keep them working at full tilt at all times.
    Ex: As we enter full-throttle into the Information Age, the mere mention of 'the information highway' conjures up a predictable set of high-tech images.
    Ex: For the past three it has been operating at full throttle.
    Ex: Loosing control at top speed on a highway full of cars, these guys where lucky they recovered without hitting any cars.
    Ex: With every air-conditioner running at full blast, the city's creaky infrastructure is often stretched beyond the breaking point.
    Ex: A train cruising at full speed hit an excavator that had backed up onto the track.
    Ex: Gloucestershire has been badly affected by heavy rain, with the fire and rescue service working at full stretch.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a todo vapor

  • 13 acompañar

    v.
    1 to accompany, to go with, to keep company, to bear company to.
    Ricardo acompaña a María a diario Richard accompanies Mary every day.
    2 to join.
    3 to accompany.
    Ricardo acompaña a su madre en las noches Richard accompanies his mom at night.
    4 to accompany, to come along with, to come together with.
    * * *
    1 to accompany, go with
    es muy guapa, pero el pelo no la acompaña she's very pretty, but her hair lets her down
    2 (adjuntar) to enclose, attach
    3 MÚSICA to accompany
    1 MÚSICA to accompany oneself (a, on)
    \
    acompañar en el sentimiento formal to express one's condolences to
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) [a alguna parte] [gen] to go with, accompany frm

    ¿quieres que te acompañe al médico? — do you want me to go to the doctor's with you?

    ¡te acompaño! — I'll come with you!

    iba acompañado de dos guardaespaldas — he had two bodyguards with him, he was accompanied by two bodyguards

    acompañar a algn a casato see sb home

    acompañar a algn a la puerta — to see sb to the door, see sb out

    2) (=hacer compañía) [por un rato] to keep company; [como pareja] to be companion to

    acompañar a algn en algo — to join sb in sth

    le acompaño en el sentimiento[en un entierro] please accept my condolences

    3) (=ocurrir al mismo tiempo) to accompany
    4) [comida]

    acompañar algo con o de algo — to serve sth with sth

    5) [documentos]
    6) (Mús) to accompany (a, con on)
    7) (=ser favorable)

    a ver si la suerte nos acompaña — let's hope we're lucky, let's hope our luck's in

    parece que nos acompaña la mala suerte — we seem to be dogged by bad luck, we seem to be having a lot of bad luck

    2. VI
    1) (=hacer compañía) to be company
    2) [comida]

    ¿quieres un poco de pan para acompañar? — would you like some bread to go with it?

    3) [ser favorable] to be favourable o (EEUU) favorable
    3.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) ( a un lugar) to go with, accompany (frml)

    acompáñalo hasta la puerta — see him to the door, see him out

    ¿me acompañas a hablar con él? — will you come with me to talk to him?

    b) ( hacer compañía) to keep... company
    c) (en el dolor, la desgracia)

    acompañar a alguien en algo: la/lo/los acompaño en el sentimiento (fr hecha) my deepest sympathy; la acompañó en su dolor — he comforted her in her grief

    d) (Mús) to accompany
    2) < comida> to accompany, go with
    3) (frml) ( adjuntar) to enclose
    2.
    acompañarse v pron
    a) (Mús) to accompany oneself
    b) (recípr) to be company for each other
    * * *
    = accompany, escort, come with, wash + Nombre + down, play along with.
    Ex. In a journal most formal items including articles, essays, discussions and reviews can be expected to be accompanied by an abstract.
    Ex. Their work included escorting clients to other agencies.
    Ex. The documentation that comes with a program should be examined carefully.
    Ex. He also apparently washed it down with a swig of a vodka mixer and a beer taken from a cooler, the vehicle's owner said.
    Ex. The audio includes demos and backing tracks so you can play along with every example.
    ----
    * acompañar a = usher into.
    * acompañar a la puerta = usher + Nombre + out.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) ( a un lugar) to go with, accompany (frml)

    acompáñalo hasta la puerta — see him to the door, see him out

    ¿me acompañas a hablar con él? — will you come with me to talk to him?

    b) ( hacer compañía) to keep... company
    c) (en el dolor, la desgracia)

    acompañar a alguien en algo: la/lo/los acompaño en el sentimiento (fr hecha) my deepest sympathy; la acompañó en su dolor — he comforted her in her grief

    d) (Mús) to accompany
    2) < comida> to accompany, go with
    3) (frml) ( adjuntar) to enclose
    2.
    acompañarse v pron
    a) (Mús) to accompany oneself
    b) (recípr) to be company for each other
    * * *
    = accompany, escort, come with, wash + Nombre + down, play along with.

    Ex: In a journal most formal items including articles, essays, discussions and reviews can be expected to be accompanied by an abstract.

    Ex: Their work included escorting clients to other agencies.
    Ex: The documentation that comes with a program should be examined carefully.
    Ex: He also apparently washed it down with a swig of a vodka mixer and a beer taken from a cooler, the vehicle's owner said.
    Ex: The audio includes demos and backing tracks so you can play along with every example.
    * acompañar a = usher into.
    * acompañar a la puerta = usher + Nombre + out.

    * * *
    acompañar [A1 ]
    vt
    A
    1 (a un lugar) to go/come with, accompany ( frml)
    si quieres te acompaño al dentista I'll go with you to the dentist if you like
    acompáñalo hasta la puerta see him to the door, see him out
    ¿me acompañas a hablar con él? will you come with me to talk to him?
    2
    (hacer compañía): ¿por qué no vamos a acompañarla? why don't we go and keep her company?
    gracias por acompañarnos en este coloquio radiofónico thank you for being with us on the show
    siempre lo acompañó la buena suerte he was always very lucky
    el tiempo no nos acompañó we didn't get very good weather, we weren't very lucky with the weather
    3 (en el dolor, la desgracia) acompañar a algn EN algo:
    todos acompañamos a la familia en su dolor we all join with the family in their grief
    le acompaño en el sentimiento ( fr hecha); my deepest sympathy
    acompañó a la madre en su dolor he comforted his mother in her grief
    4 ( Mús) to accompany
    B ‹comida› to accompany, go with
    C ( frml) (adjuntar) to enclose
    nos es grato acompañarle la información por usted solicitada we are pleased to enclose the information which you requested
    la solicitud ha de ir acompañada del certificado médico the application must be accompanied by the medical certificate
    1 ( Mús) to accompany oneself
    cantó acompañándose al piano she sang, accompanying herself on the piano
    2 ( recípr):
    no se llevan muy bien pero se acompañan they don't get along very well but they're company for each other o they keep each other company
    * * *

     

    acompañar ( conjugate acompañar) verbo transitivo
    1


    la acompañé a su casa I walked her home;
    ¿me acompañas? will you come with me?
    b) ( hacer compañía) to keep … company

    c) (Mús) to accompany

    2 (frml) ( adjuntar) to enclose;

    acompañar verbo transitivo
    1 to accompany: ¿prefieres que te acompañe?, do you want me to come with you?
    2 (guiar) te acompaño hasta la puerta, I'll see you to the door
    3 (una carta, un informe, etc) to enclose
    3 frml le acompaño en el sentimiento, please accept my condolences
    ' acompañar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    perseguir
    - tapa
    English:
    accompany
    - chaperone
    - commiserate
    - conduct
    - escort
    - follow through
    - go in with
    - go with
    - hand-out
    - leave
    - partner
    - see
    - see out
    - show
    - show out
    - tag along
    - usher
    - walk
    - back
    - come
    - enclose
    * * *
    vt
    1. [ir con] to go with, to accompany;
    acompañar a alguien a casa to walk sb home;
    su esposa lo acompaña en todos sus viajes his wife goes with him on all his trips
    2. [hacer compañía]
    acompañar a alguien to keep sb company;
    la radio me acompaña mucho I listen to the radio for company
    3. [compartir emociones con]
    acompañar en algo a alguien to be with sb in sth;
    lo acompaño en el sentimiento (you have) my condolences
    4. [adjuntar] to enclose;
    acompañó la solicitud de o [m5] con su curriculum vitae he sent his Br CV o US resumé along with the application
    5. [con música] to accompany;
    ella canta y su hermana la acompaña al piano she sings and her sister accompanies her on the piano
    6. [añadir]
    acompañar la carne con verduras to serve the meat with vegetables
    vi
    [hacer compañía] to provide company;
    una radio acompaña mucho radios are very good for keeping you company;
    fue una lástima que el tiempo no acompañara it's a shame the weather didn't hold out
    * * *
    v/t
    1 (ir con) go with, accompany
    :
    acompañar a alguien keep s.o. company
    3 MÚS accompany
    4 GASTR accompany, go with
    * * *
    : to accompany, to go with
    * * *
    1. (ir con) to go with / to come with [pt. came; pp. come]
    ¿la acompañas a la puerta? will you see her to the door?
    2. (en música) to accompany [pt. & pp. accompanied]

    Spanish-English dictionary > acompañar

  • 14 actor sustituto

    (n.) = understudy
    Ex. Standbys and understudies rarely get the job when a star needs to be replaced long-term, and Calaway and Patterson know how lucky they are to have beaten the odds.
    * * *
    (n.) = understudy

    Ex: Standbys and understudies rarely get the job when a star needs to be replaced long-term, and Calaway and Patterson know how lucky they are to have beaten the odds.

    Spanish-English dictionary > actor sustituto

  • 15 afortunado

    adj.
    1 fortunate, privileged, lucky, successful.
    2 happy, flukey, fluky.
    * * *
    1 lucky, fortunate
    2 (dichoso) happy
    \
    afortunado en el juego, desgraciado en amores lucky at cards, unlucky in love
    * * *
    (f. - afortunada)
    adj.
    fortunate, lucky
    * * *
    ADJ (=con suerte) fortunate, lucky; (=feliz) happy
    * * *
    adjetivo < persona> lucky, fortunate; <encuentro/coincidencia> happy, fortunate
    * * *
    = lucky [luckier -comp., luckiest -sup.], fortunate, privileged.
    Ex. However, graduates from the ' lucky' establishment, will be unable to use their knowledge when they start working in libraries lacking computing technology.
    Ex. But to the person fortunate enough to possess the sacred fire of the art, his work is its own reward, and he blesses the men, living and dead, who kindled the spark within him.
    Ex. Public libraries were often in a privileged position to access such information and present it in a form acceptable to the public.
    ----
    * considerarse afortunado = consider + Reflexivo + lucky, count + Reflexivo + lucky, think + Reflexivo + lucky.
    * darse por afortunado = count + Reflexivo + lucky, think + Reflexivo + lucky, consider + Reflexivo + lucky.
    * poco afortunado = unhappy, ill-favoured [ill-favored, -USA].
    * ser afortunado = be lucky, strike + lucky.
    * tener un escape afortunado = have + a lucky escape.
    * * *
    adjetivo < persona> lucky, fortunate; <encuentro/coincidencia> happy, fortunate
    * * *
    = lucky [luckier -comp., luckiest -sup.], fortunate, privileged.

    Ex: However, graduates from the ' lucky' establishment, will be unable to use their knowledge when they start working in libraries lacking computing technology.

    Ex: But to the person fortunate enough to possess the sacred fire of the art, his work is its own reward, and he blesses the men, living and dead, who kindled the spark within him.
    Ex: Public libraries were often in a privileged position to access such information and present it in a form acceptable to the public.
    * considerarse afortunado = consider + Reflexivo + lucky, count + Reflexivo + lucky, think + Reflexivo + lucky.
    * darse por afortunado = count + Reflexivo + lucky, think + Reflexivo + lucky, consider + Reflexivo + lucky.
    * poco afortunado = unhappy, ill-favoured [ill-favored, -USA].
    * ser afortunado = be lucky, strike + lucky.
    * tener un escape afortunado = have + a lucky escape.

    * * *
    1 ‹persona› lucky, fortunate
    2 ‹encuentro/coincidencia› happy, fortunate
    fue una decisión/elección poco afortunada it was a rather unfortunate decision/choice
    * * *

     

    afortunado adjetivo ‹ persona lucky, fortunate;
    encuentro/coincidencia happy, fortunate;

    afortunado,-a adjetivo
    1 (persona con suerte) fortunate, lucky
    2 (acontecimiento grato) happy
    3 (observación apropiada) appropriate
    4 islas Afortunadas, the Canaries

    ' afortunado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    afortunada
    - dichosa
    - dichoso
    - feliz
    - inmensamente
    - venturosa
    - venturoso
    - considerar
    - lechero
    English:
    count
    - fortunate
    - lucky
    - merciful
    - consider
    * * *
    afortunado, -a
    adj
    1. [persona] lucky, fortunate;
    el afortunado candidato que consiga el puesto the candidate fortunate enough to obtain the position;
    el afortunado ganador the lucky winner;
    afortunado en el juego… (desafortunado en amores) lucky in cards, unlucky in love
    2. [coincidencia, frase, decisión] happy;
    una sugerencia poco afortunada an unfortunate suggestion
    nm,f
    [persona] lucky person; [en lotería] lucky winner;
    la afortunada que se llevó el mayor premio the lucky person who won the first prize
    * * *
    adj fortunate, lucky
    * * *
    afortunado, -da adj
    : fortunate, lucky
    * * *
    afortunado adj lucky [comp. luckier; superl. luckiest]

    Spanish-English dictionary > afortunado

  • 16 agraciado

    adj.
    graceful, gifted, handsome, well-favored.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: agraciar.
    * * *
    1→ link=agraciar agraciar
    1 (bello) attractive, beautiful
    2 (ganador) winning
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 lucky winner
    \
    ser poco agraciado, -a to be unattractive/plain
    * * *
    agraciado, -a
    1. ADJ
    1) (=atractivo) graceful, attractive; (=encantador) charming
    2) (=con suerte) lucky

    salir agraciado — to be lucky, be the winner

    2.
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo
    a) <persona/figura> attractive
    b) (frml) ( en sorteo)
    II
    - da masculino, femenino winner, prizewinner
    * * *
    ----
    * poco agraciado = ill-favoured [ill-favored, -USA].
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo
    a) <persona/figura> attractive
    b) (frml) ( en sorteo)
    II
    - da masculino, femenino winner, prizewinner
    * * *
    * poco agraciado = ill-favoured [ill-favored, -USA].
    * * *
    agraciado1 -da
    1 ‹rostro/persona/figura› attractive
    tiene un físico muy poco agraciado he's not very attractive o good-looking
    2 ( frml)
    (en un sorteo): resultó agraciado con el primer premio he was the lucky winner of the first prize
    agraciado2 -da
    masculine, feminine
    winner, prizewinner
    * * *

    Del verbo agraciar: ( conjugate agraciar)

    agraciado es:

    el participio

    agraciado
    ◊ -da adjetivo ‹persona/figura attractive;

    es muy poco agraciado he's not very attractive
    agraciado,-a adjetivo
    1 (guapo, favorecido) pretty, good-looking
    2 (ganador) winning: Juan ha sido agraciado con dos millones, Juan has won two million

    ' agraciado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    agraciada
    English:
    plain
    * * *
    agraciado, -a
    adj
    1. [atractivo] attractive, fetching
    2. [afortunado]
    el número agraciado es el 13 the winning number is 13
    nm,f
    [ganador] winner
    * * *
    adj
    1 persona attractive
    2
    :
    salir agraciado be a winner;
    número agraciado winning number
    * * *
    agraciado, -da adj
    1) : attractive
    2) : fortunate
    agraciado, -da n
    : winner
    * * *
    1. (guapo) attractive / good looking
    2. (premiado) winning

    Spanish-English dictionary > agraciado

  • 17 agüero

    m.
    augury, omen, presage.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: agorar.
    * * *
    1 omen, presage
    \
    ser de mal agüero to be ill-omened
    ser pájaro de mal agüero figurado to be bird of ill omen
    * * *
    SM omen, sign

    de mal agüero — of ill omen, unlucky

    * * *

    ser de mal/buen agüero — ( presagio) to be a bad/good omen; ( causa) to bring bad/good luck

    * * *
    = augers.
    Ex. It is precisely at this point that an institution ought to be opening up and increasing differentiation which are augers of renewal and recycling to earlier stages of the life-cycle.
    * * *

    ser de mal/buen agüero — ( presagio) to be a bad/good omen; ( causa) to bring bad/good luck

    * * *

    Ex: It is precisely at this point that an institution ought to be opening up and increasing differentiation which are augers of renewal and recycling to earlier stages of the life-cycle.

    * * *
    1
    (presagio): es de mal/buen agüero it's a bad/good omen
    2
    (causa): es de mal agüero it brings bad luck, it's unlucky
    * * *

    agüero sustantivo masculino:
    ser de mal/buen agüero ( presagio) to be a bad/good omen;


    ( causa) to bring bad/good luck
    agüero sustantivo masculino omen
    mal/buen agüero, a bad/good omen
    ' agüero' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    ave
    English:
    doom
    - lucky
    - omen
    - ominous
    - augur
    * * *
    nm
    [presagio]
    ver un gato negro es un mal agüero it's bad luck if you see a black cat;
    de mal agüero that bodes ill
    * * *
    m omen;
    ser de mal agüero be a bad omen;
    pájaro de mal agüero prophet of doom
    * * *
    augurio, presagio: augury, omen

    Spanish-English dictionary > agüero

  • 18 ahí

    adv.
    there.
    * * *
    1 there, in that place
    \
    de ahí que hence, therefore
    por ahí (lugar) round there 2 (aproximadamente) more or less
    * * *
    adv.
    * * *
    ADV
    1) [en un lugar] there

    ¿Nina, estás ahí? — Nina, are you there?

    ahí abajodown there

    ahí arribaup there

    ahí dentro — in there, inside

    ahí fuera — out there, outside

    ahí mero Méx

    ahí mismoright there

    ahí no más LAm right (near) here

    por ahí — [indicando dirección] that way; [indicando posición] over there

    hoy podemos ir a cenar por ahí — we can go out for dinner tonight, we can eat out tonight

    ¿no dicen por ahí que vivimos en un país libre? — don't they say we live in a free country?

    por ahí se le ocurre llamar Cono Sur he might think to phone

    ahí tienethere you are

    ¡ahí va!, ahí va el balón, ¡cógelo! — there goes the ball, catch it!

    ¡ahí va, qué bonito! — wow, it's lovely!

    ¡ahí va, no me había dado cuenta de que eras tú! — well well! I didn't realise it was you

    ahí donde lo ves, come más que tú y yo juntos — believe it or not he eats more than you and me put together

    2) [en una situación]

    ¡ahí está el problema! — that's the problem!

    ahí está, por ejemplo, el caso de Luis — there's the case of Luis, for example

    ahí estaba yo, con casi cincuenta años, y todavía soltero — there was I, about to turn fifty, and still a bachelor

    -¿está mejor tu mujer? -ahí anda o LAm ahí va — "is your wife better?" - "she's doing all right"

    ¡hombre, haber empezado por ahí! — why didn't you say so before!

    de ahí — that's why

    de ahí las quejas de los inquilinos — that's why the tenants are complaining, hence the tenants' complaints frm

    de ahí se deduce que... — from that it follows that...

    hasta ahí, hasta ahí llego yo — I can work that much out for myself

    bueno, hasta ahí de acuerdo — well, I agree with you up to there o that point

    ¡hasta ahí podíamos llegar! — what a nerve!, that's the limit!, can you credit it!

    he ahí el dilema — that's the dilemma, there you have the dilemma

    ahí sí que LAm

    si hubiéramos ido más rápido, ahí sí que nos matamos — if we'd gone any faster, we'd definitely have been killed

    3) [en el tiempo]

    ahí mismo LAm

    ahí no más Chile there and then

    a partir de ahí — from then on

    * * *
    1)
    a) ( en el espacio) there

    ahí está/viene — there he is/here he comes

    ahí arriba/abajo — up/down there

    ahí mismo or (AmL) nomás o (Méx) mero — right o just there

    debe estar como a 200 pesetas - sí, por ahí anda — it must be about 200 pesetas - yes, that's about right

    ahí sí que — (AmL)

    de ahí a que: de ahí a que venga es otra cosa — whether or not he actually comes is another matter

    2)
    b)

    de ahí que — (+ subj)

    3) ( en el tiempo) then

    ahí es cuando... — that's when...

    4) (AmL) ( más o menos)

    ¿cómo sigue tu abuelo? - ahí anda — how's your grandfather getting on? - oh, so-so

    * * *
    Ex. The ASLIB handbook of special library and information work discusses literature searching techniques and the role of literature guides therein.
    ----
    * ahí está el problema = herein lies the rub, there's the rub.
    * ahí está la dificultad = herein lies the rub, there's the rub.
    * andar por ahí = go + (a)round, be out and about, get out and about.
    * de ahí = therefrom.
    * de ahí que = hence.
    * en algún lugar (de por ahí) = somewhere out there.
    * ir por ahí = go + (a)round, be out and about, get out and about.
    * no quedarse ahí = there + be + more to it than that.
    * por ahí = out there.
    * sueltos por ahí = hanging about.
    * * *
    1)
    a) ( en el espacio) there

    ahí está/viene — there he is/here he comes

    ahí arriba/abajo — up/down there

    ahí mismo or (AmL) nomás o (Méx) mero — right o just there

    debe estar como a 200 pesetas - sí, por ahí anda — it must be about 200 pesetas - yes, that's about right

    ahí sí que — (AmL)

    de ahí a que: de ahí a que venga es otra cosa — whether or not he actually comes is another matter

    2)
    b)

    de ahí que — (+ subj)

    3) ( en el tiempo) then

    ahí es cuando... — that's when...

    4) (AmL) ( más o menos)

    ¿cómo sigue tu abuelo? - ahí anda — how's your grandfather getting on? - oh, so-so

    * * *

    Ex: The ASLIB handbook of special library and information work discusses literature searching techniques and the role of literature guides therein.

    * ahí está el problema = herein lies the rub, there's the rub.
    * ahí está la dificultad = herein lies the rub, there's the rub.
    * andar por ahí = go + (a)round, be out and about, get out and about.
    * de ahí = therefrom.
    * de ahí que = hence.
    * en algún lugar (de por ahí) = somewhere out there.
    * ir por ahí = go + (a)round, be out and about, get out and about.
    * no quedarse ahí = there + be + more to it than that.
    * por ahí = out there.
    * sueltos por ahí = hanging about.

    * * *
    A
    ¿qué tienes ahí? what have you got there?
    ¿y Juan? — ahí está/viene where's Juan? — there he is/here he comes now
    ahí arriba/abajo up/down there
    ¡bájate de ahí! get down from there!
    no, ahí no, allí no, not there, (over) there
    está ahí nomás or no más, a la vuelta ( AmL); it's only just around the corner
    lo dejé ahí mismo or ( Méx) ahí mero I left it right o just there
    para egoísta ahí tienes a tu primo if we're talking about selfishness you need look no further than your cousin
    2 ( en locs):
    por ahí somewhere
    he debido dejarlo por ahí I must have left it somewhere
    siempre anda por ahí she's always out somewhere
    por ahí hay quien dice que … there are those who say that …
    debe estar como a 2 euros — sí, por ahí anda it must be about 2 euros — yes, that's about right o yes, round about that
    tendrá unos 35 años o por ahí he must be 35 or so, he must be around 35
    por ahí se le da por venir ( RPl); he may decide to come
    ahí sí que ( AmL): ahí sí que me cogiste or ( RPl) agarraste or ( Chi) pillaste you've really got me there! ( colloq)
    ahí me/se las den todas ( fam); I/he couldn't care less o couldn't give a damn ( colloq)
    no estar ni ahí ( Chi fam): no estoy ni ahí (no me importa) I couldn't care less ( colloq) (no me interesa) it leaves me cold ( colloq)
    nada1 pron A. (↑ nada (1))
    B
    1
    (refiriéndose a un lugar figurado): ahí está el truco that's the secret, that's where the secret lies
    de ahí a la drogadicción sólo hay un paso from there it's just a short step to becoming a drug addict
    de ahí a decir que es excelente hay un buen trecho there's a big difference between that and saying it's excellent
    hasta ahí llego yo (al resolver un problema) I worked that much out myself; (al negarse a hacer algo) that's as far as I'm prepared to go
    hasta por ahí no más (CS): mi paciencia llega hasta por ahí no más there's a limit to my patience, my patience only goes so far
    es generoso hasta por ahí no más he's only generous up to a point
    2
    de ahí hence
    de ahí la importancia de esta reunión hence the importance of this meeting
    de ahí que (+ subj) that is why
    de ahí que haya perdido popularidad that is why her popularity has declined
    de ahí en adelante from then on, from that time o point on
    ahí es cuando debió decírselo, no después that's when he should have told her, not later
    ahí cambié de táctica then o at that point I changed my tactics
    ahí mismo there and then
    D
    ( AmL) (más o menos): ¿cómo sigue tu abuelo? — ahí anda how's your grandfather getting on? — oh, so-so
    * * *

     

    ahí adverbio
    1

    ahí está/viene there he is/here he comes;

    ahí arriba/abajo up/down there;
    ahí mismo or (AmL) nomás or (Méx) mero right o just there
    b)


    debe estar por ahí it must be around somewhere;
    fue a dar una vuelta por ahí she went off for a walk;
    se fue por ahí she went that way;
    yo he estado por ahí I've been around there;
    tendrá unos 35 años o por ahí he must be 35 or thereabouts
    2

    ahí está el truco/problema that's the secret/problem;

    de ahí a la drogadicción solo hay un paso from there it's just a short step to becoming a drug addict;
    hasta ahí llego yo that's as far as I'm prepared to go
    b)


    de ahí mi sorpresa hence my surprise;
    de ahí que hayan fracasado that is why they failed;
    de ahí a que venga es otra cosa whether or not he actually comes is another matter
    3 ( en el tiempo) then;

    ahí mismo there and then
    ahí adverbio there: está ahí, it's there
    ponlo por ahí, put it over there
    ahí tienes, here you are
    tiene cincuenta años o por ahí, he's fifty or thereabouts
    ve por ahí, go that way
    de ahí, hence
    de ahí que, so
    ' ahí' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    alguien
    - anda
    - andar
    - apestosa
    - apestoso
    - arriba
    - biruji
    - crisma
    - detrás
    - ir
    - hostia
    - lado
    - le
    - los
    - mañana
    - media
    - medio
    - pregonar
    - quienquiera
    - quitarse
    - Tiro
    - yo
    - agarrar
    - apartar
    - bien
    - brazo
    - colgar
    - cuidar
    - dentro
    - izquierda
    - mover
    - parado
    - poner
    - por
    - quedar
    - quitar
    - recordar
    - salir
    English:
    hand up
    - hence
    - hustle
    - leave
    - loose
    - mooch
    - nobody
    - peace
    - rest
    - rub
    - stand about
    - stand around
    - stay
    - there
    - thereabout
    - thereabouts
    - tissue
    - around
    - d'
    - flash
    - go
    - hand
    - happen
    - lucky
    - out of
    - reason
    - swear
    - way
    * * *
    ahí adv
    1. [lugar determinado] there;
    ahí arriba/abajo up/down there;
    desde ahí no se ve nada you can't see anything from there;
    ponlo ahí put it over there;
    vino por ahí he came that way;
    ¡ahí están! there they are!;
    ¡ahí tienes! here o there you are!;
    ahí vienen los niños here o there come the children;
    ahí mismo right there;
    déjalo ahí mismo leave it (over) there;
    Am
    ahí nomás right over there
    2. [lugar indeterminado]
    ahí es donde te equivocas that's where you are mistaken;
    la solución está ahí that's where the solution lies;
    de ahí a la fama hay muy poco it's not far to go from there to being famous;
    de ahí a llamarle tonto hay poca distancia there's little difference between saying that and calling him stupid;
    las llaves están por ahí the keys are around there somewhere;
    está por ahí [en lugar indeterminado] she's around (somewhere);
    [en la calle] she's out;
    se ha ido a pasear por ahí she's gone out for a walk;
    Fam
    andar por ahí con los amigos to hang out with one's friends;
    andan por ahí diciendo tonterías they're going around talking nonsense;
    por ahí [aproximadamente eso] something like that;
    ¿te costó 10 euros? – por ahí, por ahí it cost you 10 euros, did it? – yes, somewhere around that o more or less;
    por ahí va la cosa you're not too far wrong;
    por ahí no paso that's one thing I'm not prepared to do;
    Am
    ¡ahí está! (you) see!;
    todavía no me contestaron – ahí está, yo te dije they still haven't answered – (you) see, I told you so;
    CAm, Méx Fam
    ¡ahí muere! forget it!;
    ¡ahí es nada!: subió al Everest sin oxígeno, ¡ahí es nada! guess what, he only climbed Everest without any oxygen!;
    ha vendido ya dos millones, ¡ahí es nada! she's sold two million already, not bad, eh?;
    Fam
    ¿cómo estás? - Andes, Carib, RP [m5] ahí o CAm, Méx [m5] ahí nomás how are you? – so-so;
    ahí le duele: a pesar de su éxito, la crítica sigue sin aceptarlo, ¡ahí le duele! frustratingly for him, he still hasn't achieved critical acclaim despite his success;
    ¡ahí me las den todas! I couldn't care less!;
    Méx Fam
    ahí se va (it's no) big deal;
    Méx Fam
    hacer algo al ahí se va to do sth any old how
    3.
    de ahí que [por eso] and consequently;
    es un mandón, de ahí que no lo aguante nadie he's very bossy, that's why nobody likes him;
    de ahí su enfado that's why she was so angry
    4. [momento] then;
    de ahí en adelante from then on;
    ahí me di cuenta de que estaba mintiendo that was when I realized he was lying
    * * *
    adv there;
    ahí mismo right there;
    está por ahí it’s (somewhere) over there; dando direcciones it’s that way;
    irse por ahí go out;
    por ahí voy that’s what I’m getting at;
    ahí me las den todas fam I couldn’t o
    could care less, Br
    I couldn’t care less;
    ¡ahí va! fam there you go! fam ;
    de ahí que that is why
    * * *
    ahí adv
    1) : there
    ahí está: there it is
    2)
    por ahí : somewhere, thereabouts
    3)
    de ahí que : with the result that, so that
    * * *
    ahí adv there

    Spanish-English dictionary > ahí

  • 19 alambre de refuerzo

    (n.) = metal underwire, underwire
    Ex. A US woman had a lucky escape when a burglar's bullet bounced off the metal underwire in her bra.
    Ex. Police say the bullet hit the underwire of her bionic brassiere and never even pierced her skin.
    * * *
    (n.) = metal underwire, underwire

    Ex: A US woman had a lucky escape when a burglar's bullet bounced off the metal underwire in her bra.

    Ex: Police say the bullet hit the underwire of her bionic brassiere and never even pierced her skin.

    Spanish-English dictionary > alambre de refuerzo

  • 20 alegre

    adj.
    1 happy (contento).
    2 cheerful, bright.
    3 tipsy (borracho).
    4 perky, bright, sunny, debonair.
    pres.subj.
    3rd person singular (él/ella/ello) Present Subjunctive of Spanish verb: alegrar.
    * * *
    1 (contento) happy, glad
    2 (color) bright
    3 (música) lively
    4 (espacio) cheerful, pleasant
    6 eufemístico (irreflexivo) thoughtless, irresponsible, rash
    \
    alegre de cascos familiar scatterbrained
    * * *
    adj.
    1) glad, cheerful, happy
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=feliz) [persona] happy; [cara, carácter] happy, cheerful
    2) (=luminoso) [día, habitación, color] bright
    3) [música, fiesta] lively
    4) * (=borracho)

    estar alegreto be merry o tipsy *

    5) (=irresponsable) thoughtless
    6) (=inmoral) [vida] fast; [chiste] risqué, blue
    mujer 1)
    * * *
    a) <persona/carácter> happy, cheerful; < color> bright; <fiesta/música> lively

    es muy alegre — she's very cheerful, she's a very happy girl

    b) [estar] ( por el alcohol) tipsy (colloq)
    * * *
    = cheerful, lively [livelier -comp., liveliest -sup.], light hearted [light-hearted/lighhearted], jolly [jollier -comp., jolliest -sup.], merry [merrier -comp., merriest -sup.], joyful, blithe, gleeful, perky [perkier -comp., perkiest -sup.], cheery [cheerier -comp., cheeriest -sup.], breezy [breezier -comp., breeziest -sup.], good-humoured.
    Ex. Tom Hernandez tried not to show how sad he felt about his friends' leaving, and managed to keep up a cheerful facade until the party broke up.
    Ex. But in the country the processes of printing always provoke such lively curiosity that the customers preferred to go in by a glazed door set in the shop-front and giving onto the street.
    Ex. Properly read, live literature -- even the quietest or most light-hearted -- may be disturbing, may subvert our view of life.
    Ex. 'Let folks alone and all will then be jolly'.
    Ex. Maybe Juan and his merry companions would be happy to relegate us to the boiler room, or a janitor's closet!.
    Ex. It's that joyful leap from one place to another that symbolises the freedom to explore on the web.
    Ex. According to these librarians, prudent judgment and professional knowledge about the value of a title should never be replaced by a blithe trust in statistical data.
    Ex. However, there is a gleeful bad-taste energy throughout; the film's dumb good nature is infectious, though hardly commendable.
    Ex. The members of Harvey's family seem almost spookily healthy and perky and nice to each other.
    Ex. The novel is a cheery social satire about geeky middle-aged men and their freakishly attractive, younger spouses.
    Ex. This knowing sequel to the breezy glamor of 'Ocean's Eleven' provides more thieves, more heists, more twists, more locations, and more playfulness than the original.
    Ex. The second thing is being good-humoured, not to get angry or pontificate or be dogmatic.
    ----
    * más alegre que unas castañuelas = as happy as Larry.
    * * *
    a) <persona/carácter> happy, cheerful; < color> bright; <fiesta/música> lively

    es muy alegre — she's very cheerful, she's a very happy girl

    b) [estar] ( por el alcohol) tipsy (colloq)
    * * *
    = cheerful, lively [livelier -comp., liveliest -sup.], light hearted [light-hearted/lighhearted], jolly [jollier -comp., jolliest -sup.], merry [merrier -comp., merriest -sup.], joyful, blithe, gleeful, perky [perkier -comp., perkiest -sup.], cheery [cheerier -comp., cheeriest -sup.], breezy [breezier -comp., breeziest -sup.], good-humoured.

    Ex: Tom Hernandez tried not to show how sad he felt about his friends' leaving, and managed to keep up a cheerful facade until the party broke up.

    Ex: But in the country the processes of printing always provoke such lively curiosity that the customers preferred to go in by a glazed door set in the shop-front and giving onto the street.
    Ex: Properly read, live literature -- even the quietest or most light-hearted -- may be disturbing, may subvert our view of life.
    Ex: 'Let folks alone and all will then be jolly'.
    Ex: Maybe Juan and his merry companions would be happy to relegate us to the boiler room, or a janitor's closet!.
    Ex: It's that joyful leap from one place to another that symbolises the freedom to explore on the web.
    Ex: According to these librarians, prudent judgment and professional knowledge about the value of a title should never be replaced by a blithe trust in statistical data.
    Ex: However, there is a gleeful bad-taste energy throughout; the film's dumb good nature is infectious, though hardly commendable.
    Ex: The members of Harvey's family seem almost spookily healthy and perky and nice to each other.
    Ex: The novel is a cheery social satire about geeky middle-aged men and their freakishly attractive, younger spouses.
    Ex: This knowing sequel to the breezy glamor of 'Ocean's Eleven' provides more thieves, more heists, more twists, more locations, and more playfulness than the original.
    Ex: The second thing is being good-humoured, not to get angry or pontificate or be dogmatic.
    * más alegre que unas castañuelas = as happy as Larry.

    * * *
    1 ‹persona/carácter› happy, cheerful; ‹color› bright; ‹fiesta› lively; ‹música› lively
    su habitación es muy alegre her room is very bright
    es muy alegre, siempre está de buen humor she's very cheerful o she's a very happy person, she's always in a good mood
    se puso muy alegre con la noticia the news made him very happy
    2 [ ESTAR] (por el alcohol) tipsy ( colloq), merry ( BrE colloq)
    * * *

     

    Del verbo alegrar: ( conjugate alegrar)

    alegré es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) pretérito indicativo

    alegre es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente subjuntivo

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

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

    Multiple Entries:
    alegrar    
    alegre
    alegrar ( conjugate alegrar) verbo transitivo
    a) ( hacer feliz) ‹ personato make … happy;

    me alegra saberlo I'm glad o pleased to hear it

    b) ( animar) ‹ persona to cheer up;

    fiesta to liven up;
    habitación to brighten up;
    ¡alegra esa cara! cheer up!

    alegrarse verbo pronominal
    a) (ponerse feliz, contento):


    se alegró muchísimo cuando lo vio she was really happy when she saw him;
    ¡cuánto me alegro! I'm so happy o pleased!;
    está mucho mejorme alegro she's much betterI'm glad (to hear that);
    alegrese con algo to be glad o pleased about sth;
    me alegro de verte it's good o nice to see you;
    me alegro de que todo haya salido bien I'm glad o pleased that everything went well


    alegre adjetivo
    a)persona/carácter happy, cheerful;

    color bright;
    fiesta/música lively;

    es muy alegre she's very cheerful, she's a very happy person
    b) [estar] ( por el alcohol) tipsy (colloq)

    alegrar verbo transitivo
    1 (contentar, satisfacer) to make happy o glad: me alegra que me haga esa pregunta, I'm glad you asked that
    2 fig (animar) to enliven, brighten up
    alegre adjetivo
    1 (contento) happy, glad ➣ Ver nota en gay
    2 (color vivo) bright
    (música) lively
    (habitáculo) pleasant, cheerful
    3 fig (achispado, bebido) tipsy, merry
    ' alegre' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    excesivamente
    - feliz
    - gay
    - pletórica
    - pletórico
    - viva
    - vivo
    - contento
    - vida
    English:
    bright
    - brighten up
    - cheerful
    - cheery
    - festive
    - gay
    - glad
    - gleeful
    - happy
    - jaunty
    - jolly
    - joyful
    - joyous
    - light-hearted
    - merry
    - perky
    - rip-roaring
    - sunny
    - tipsy
    - good
    - light
    - lively
    - self
    * * *
    alegre adj
    1. [persona] happy, cheerful;
    estás muy alegre you're very happy o cheerful today;
    ¡hay que estar alegre! cheer up!;
    es una persona muy alegre she's a very happy o cheerful person
    2. [fiesta, día] lively
    3. [habitación, decoración, color] bright
    4. [irreflexivo] happy-go-lucky;
    hace las cosas de un modo muy alegre she's very happy-go-lucky
    5. [borracho] tipsy, merry
    6. Euf
    * * *
    adj
    1 ( contento) happy; por naturaleza happy, cheerful
    2 fam ( bebido) tipsy
    * * *
    alegre adj
    1) : glad, cheerful
    2) : colorful, bright
    3) fam : tipsy
    * * *
    alegre adj
    1. (persona) happy [comp. happier; superl. happiest] / cheerful
    2. (color, habitación) bright
    3. (música, fiesta) lively [comp. livelier; superl. liveliest]

    Spanish-English dictionary > alegre


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