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in spite of all his faults

  • 1 spite

    напоперак, насуперак, наперакор, назло (al io = ion - чаму, каму), назнарок

    spite lin, spite al li - насуперак яму

    Esperanto-Belarusian dictionary > spite

  • 2 spite, ke...

    насуперак таму, што...

    Esperanto-Belarusian dictionary > spite, ke...

  • 3 complacer

    v.
    1 to please.
    me complace anunciar… I am pleased to announce…
    Su dedicación complace a Ricardo Her dedication pleases Richard.
    2 to be pleased by.
    Me complace tu esfuerzo I am pleased by your effort.
    3 to be pleased to, to be delighted to.
    Me complace ver que estás bien I am pleased to see you are fine.
    * * *
    Conjugation model [ PLACER], like link=placer placer
    1 (satisfacer) to satisfy, gratify, oblige
    ¿en qué puedo complacerle? what can I do for you?
    2 (agradar) to please
    3 formal to please, give pleasure
    me complace anunciar... it gives me great pleasure to announce...
    1 to take pleasure (en, in)
    los señores Solano se complacen en invitarle al enlace matrimonial de su hijo Mr and Mrs Solano have great pleasure in inviting you to their son's wedding
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) [gen] to please; [+ cliente] to help, oblige; [+ jefe] to humour

    nos complace anunciarles... — we are pleased to announce...

    ¿en qué puedo complacerle? — (Com) frm can I help you?, what can I do for you?

    2) [+ deseo] to indulge, gratify
    2.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo to please

    me complace presentarles a... — (frml) it gives me great pleasure to welcome... (frml)

    2.
    complacerse v pron

    nos complacemos en anunciar la boda de... — (frml) we have great pleasure in announcing the marriage of... (frml)

    * * *
    = oblige, gratify, bring + pleasure, please, be happy to.
    Ex. In spite of their protestations to the contrary, most bosses prefer subordinates whom they get along with, who oblige happily when asked to undertake tasks.
    Ex. I was much impressed to hear Mr. Howard and especially gratified to hear him use the word standards.
    Ex. Despite its faults and inadequacies the public library brings pleasure to, and satisfies some of the needs of, millions the world over.
    Ex. By polar contrast the book for the mass culture reader, the 'consumer', simply aims to please.
    Ex. Maybe Juan and his merry companions would be happy to relegate us to the boiler room, or a janitor's closet!.
    ----
    * complacer a Alguien = play to + Nombre.
    * complacerse = gloat.
    * complacerse (de) = be pleased (to).
    * difícil de complacer = choosy [choosey] [choosier -comp., choosiest -sup.].
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo to please

    me complace presentarles a... — (frml) it gives me great pleasure to welcome... (frml)

    2.
    complacerse v pron

    nos complacemos en anunciar la boda de... — (frml) we have great pleasure in announcing the marriage of... (frml)

    * * *
    = oblige, gratify, bring + pleasure, please, be happy to.

    Ex: In spite of their protestations to the contrary, most bosses prefer subordinates whom they get along with, who oblige happily when asked to undertake tasks.

    Ex: I was much impressed to hear Mr. Howard and especially gratified to hear him use the word standards.
    Ex: Despite its faults and inadequacies the public library brings pleasure to, and satisfies some of the needs of, millions the world over.
    Ex: By polar contrast the book for the mass culture reader, the 'consumer', simply aims to please.
    Ex: Maybe Juan and his merry companions would be happy to relegate us to the boiler room, or a janitor's closet!.
    * complacer a Alguien = play to + Nombre.
    * complacerse = gloat.
    * complacerse (de) = be pleased (to).
    * difícil de complacer = choosy [choosey] [choosier -comp., choosiest -sup.].

    * * *
    complacer [E3 ]
    vt
    to please
    es difícil complacer a todos it's hard to please everyone
    nos complace comunicarle que … ( frml); we are pleased to inform you that …
    me complace presentarles a … ( frml); it gives me great pleasure to welcome … ( frml)
    complacerse EN algo to take pleasure IN sth
    se complace en ayudar a los demás he takes pleasure in helping others
    los señores Varela se complacen en anunciar el compromiso de … ( frml); Mr and Mrs Varela have great pleasure in announcing the engagement of … ( frml)
    * * *

     

    complacer ( conjugate complacer) verbo transitivo
    to please
    complacerse verbo pronominal complacerse en algo to take pleasure in sth
    complacer verbo transitivo frml to please: me complace anunciarles..., it gives me great pleasure to announce...
    ' complacer' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    gratificar
    - hueso
    - satisfacer
    English:
    accommodate
    - gratify
    - pander
    - please
    - eager
    - no
    * * *
    vt
    to please;
    me complace anunciar que… I am pleased to announce (that)…
    * * *
    v/t please
    * * *
    complacer {57} vt
    : to please
    * * *
    complacer vb to please

    Spanish-English dictionary > complacer

  • 4 dar gusto

    v.
    1 to please, to delight, to be pleasing to, to gratify.
    Ella le da gusto a todo el mundo She pleases everybody.
    Este lugar da gusto This place is nice.
    2 to be nice to.
    Da gusto estar aquí It's nice to be here.
    3 to be delighted with, to enjoy, to take pleasure in.
    Me da gusto su comportamiento I am delighted with his behavior.
    4 to be delighted to, to enjoy to.
    Me da gusto visitarlo I am delighted to visit you.
    * * *
    to be nice to...
    ————————
    to please, delight
    * * *
    (v.) = oblige, bring + pleasure, flavour [flavor, -USA]
    Ex. In spite of their protestations to the contrary, most bosses prefer subordinates whom they get along with, who oblige happily when asked to undertake tasks.
    Ex. Despite its faults and inadequacies the public library brings pleasure to, and satisfies some of the needs of, millions the world over.
    Ex. Put the arrowroot into a tumbler, sweeten it with lump sugar, and flavour it with cinnamon, or a piece of lemon-peel, or 3 tablespoonfuls of port or sherry.
    * * *
    (v.) = oblige, bring + pleasure, flavour [flavor, -USA]

    Ex: In spite of their protestations to the contrary, most bosses prefer subordinates whom they get along with, who oblige happily when asked to undertake tasks.

    Ex: Despite its faults and inadequacies the public library brings pleasure to, and satisfies some of the needs of, millions the world over.
    Ex: Put the arrowroot into a tumbler, sweeten it with lump sugar, and flavour it with cinnamon, or a piece of lemon-peel, or 3 tablespoonfuls of port or sherry.

    Spanish-English dictionary > dar gusto

  • 5 defecto

    m.
    1 defect.
    no le veo ningún defecto a esta casa I can't see anything wrong with this house
    defecto de fábrica o fabricación defect in manufacturing
    defecto de forma administrative error
    defecto del habla o de pronunciación speech defect o impediment
    2 fault, shortcoming, vice, deficiency.
    * * *
    1 (gen) defect, fault; (de una joya) imperfection, flaw
    2 (de persona - moral) fault, shortcoming; (- física) handicap
    \
    en defecto de for lack of
    pecar por defecto to be too conservative
    al hacer la comida, pecó por defecto when she made lunch, she didn't do enough
    defecto de fábrica manufacturing fault
    * * *
    noun m.
    2) flaw
    * * *
    SM
    1) [de persona] [físico] defect; [de personalidad] fault, shortcoming

    el defecto que tiene es su mal geniohis one fault o shortcoming is his bad temper, the one flaw in his character is his bad temper

    defecto de fonación, defecto del habla, defecto de pronunciación — speech defect, speech impediment

    defecto de visión, tiene un defecto de visión — he has defective eyesight

    2) [de máquina, sistema] fault; [de tela, vestido, ornamento] flaw, defect

    tiene un defecto de fábrica o fabricación — it has a manufacturing defect o fault, it's faulty o defective

    3) (Jur)
    4)

    en su defecto: Manolo, o en su defecto, Gonzalo — Manolo, or failing him o failing that, Gonzalo

    por defecto — (Inform) by default

    pecar por defecto —

    antes no paraba de hablar y ahora peca por defecto — before, she never stopped talking, and now she's gone to the other extreme o she's gone too far the other way

    * * *
    1)
    a) ( en un sistema) fault, flaw, defect
    b) ( de una persona) fault, shortcoming
    2) (frml)

    en su defecto: presentar el carnet de identidad o, en su defecto, el pasaporte present your identity card or if this is not possible, your passport; usar un desinfectante o, en su defecto, agua limpia — use a disinfectant, or, failing that, clean water

    * * *
    = deficiency, failing, fault, flaw, imperfection, inadequacy, shortcoming, blemish, defect, disfigurement, nick.
    Ex. In view of the frequency with which users could benefit from references to a broader subject this omission must be regarded as a deficiency of A/Z subject catalogue.
    Ex. No supervisor should be a tiresome nag, but the achievements and failings of a persons's performance deserves mention in a constructive way at timely, regular intervals.
    Ex. Documents and information can be lost forever by faults in inputting.
    Ex. The author lists 10 advantages of procuring the journals through STC, but counterbalances these by listing 14 flaws in the corporation's organisation.
    Ex. And some of those imperfections are a result of the LC subject headings, the syndetic structure, the lack of cross-references, the obsolescence of terminology, and all the other criticisms.
    Ex. Inadequacies in the specific A/Z subject index entry made for a subject can also occur if the indexer bases his analysis solely on the class number for that subject.
    Ex. He wrote to James explaining the shortcomings of his catalog.
    Ex. Caslon rejected the brash contrast of the later Dutch founts, and produced types that were without serious blemish, but also without much life.
    Ex. This book offers pithy and witty advice on how to write, defects in prose style, punctuation, and preparing a manuscript.
    Ex. Owners of rare and valuable books face a special dilemma -- identification marks can be disfigurements and actually reduce the value of the books.
    Ex. The table was purchased a year and a half ago as a conference table and has a few nicks and scratches but still looks good.
    ----
    * causado por un defecto eléctrico = electrically-caused.
    * con todos su defectos = warts and all.
    * defecto congénito = congenital defect, congenital abnormality, birth defect.
    * defecto de diseño = design fault.
    * defecto del habla = speech impediment.
    * defecto de nacimiento = birth defect.
    * defecto genético = gene defect, birth defect.
    * defecto hereditario = birth defect.
    * defectos = rough edges.
    * defectos inherentes = inherent vice.
    * encontrar defectos = fault.
    * encontrar defectos en = find + fault with, see + faults in.
    * encontrarle defectos a todo = nitpick.
    * en su defecto = failing that/these.
    * faltas y defectos = faults and inadequacies, snags and pitfalls, snags and problems.
    * hallar defectos en = find + fault with, see + faults in.
    * información por defecto = default.
    * operación por defecto = default.
    * por defecto = by default, default.
    * sacarle defectos a todo = nitpick.
    * seguir trabajando aceptando un defecto = work (a)round + shortcoming.
    * sin defecto = untainted, unblemished.
    * subsanar un defecto = remedy + defect, remedy + fault.
    * surgir un defecto = arise + fault.
    * tomar por defecto = default to.
    * * *
    1)
    a) ( en un sistema) fault, flaw, defect
    b) ( de una persona) fault, shortcoming
    2) (frml)

    en su defecto: presentar el carnet de identidad o, en su defecto, el pasaporte present your identity card or if this is not possible, your passport; usar un desinfectante o, en su defecto, agua limpia — use a disinfectant, or, failing that, clean water

    * * *
    = deficiency, failing, fault, flaw, imperfection, inadequacy, shortcoming, blemish, defect, disfigurement, nick.

    Ex: In view of the frequency with which users could benefit from references to a broader subject this omission must be regarded as a deficiency of A/Z subject catalogue.

    Ex: No supervisor should be a tiresome nag, but the achievements and failings of a persons's performance deserves mention in a constructive way at timely, regular intervals.
    Ex: Documents and information can be lost forever by faults in inputting.
    Ex: The author lists 10 advantages of procuring the journals through STC, but counterbalances these by listing 14 flaws in the corporation's organisation.
    Ex: And some of those imperfections are a result of the LC subject headings, the syndetic structure, the lack of cross-references, the obsolescence of terminology, and all the other criticisms.
    Ex: Inadequacies in the specific A/Z subject index entry made for a subject can also occur if the indexer bases his analysis solely on the class number for that subject.
    Ex: He wrote to James explaining the shortcomings of his catalog.
    Ex: Caslon rejected the brash contrast of the later Dutch founts, and produced types that were without serious blemish, but also without much life.
    Ex: This book offers pithy and witty advice on how to write, defects in prose style, punctuation, and preparing a manuscript.
    Ex: Owners of rare and valuable books face a special dilemma -- identification marks can be disfigurements and actually reduce the value of the books.
    Ex: The table was purchased a year and a half ago as a conference table and has a few nicks and scratches but still looks good.
    * causado por un defecto eléctrico = electrically-caused.
    * con todos su defectos = warts and all.
    * defecto congénito = congenital defect, congenital abnormality, birth defect.
    * defecto de diseño = design fault.
    * defecto del habla = speech impediment.
    * defecto de nacimiento = birth defect.
    * defecto genético = gene defect, birth defect.
    * defecto hereditario = birth defect.
    * defectos = rough edges.
    * defectos inherentes = inherent vice.
    * encontrar defectos = fault.
    * encontrar defectos en = find + fault with, see + faults in.
    * encontrarle defectos a todo = nitpick.
    * en su defecto = failing that/these.
    * faltas y defectos = faults and inadequacies, snags and pitfalls, snags and problems.
    * hallar defectos en = find + fault with, see + faults in.
    * información por defecto = default.
    * operación por defecto = default.
    * por defecto = by default, default.
    * sacarle defectos a todo = nitpick.
    * seguir trabajando aceptando un defecto = work (a)round + shortcoming.
    * sin defecto = untainted, unblemished.
    * subsanar un defecto = remedy + defect, remedy + fault.
    * surgir un defecto = arise + fault.
    * tomar por defecto = default to.

    * * *
    A
    1 (en un sistema) fault, flaw, defect
    este material tiene un pequeño defecto there's a slight flaw o defect in this material
    a todo le encuentra defectos she finds fault with everything
    el plan tiene muchos defectos the plan has a lot of defects o a lot of things wrong with it
    un defecto en el sistema de frenos a fault o defect in the braking system
    es un defecto suyo it's one of her faults, it's a defect in her character
    tiene el defecto de nunca escuchar lo que se le dice she has the bad habit of never listening to what people say to her
    me quiere a pesar de mis defectos he loves me in spite of my faults
    pecar por defecto: pecaron por defecto en las previsiones they were too conservative in their estimates
    antes preparaba demasiada comida y ahora peca por defecto she always used to make too much food but now she's gone to the other extreme o too far the other way
    Compuestos:
    manufacturing fault o defect
    tenía un defecto de fábrica it was faulty o defective
    physical handicap
    B ( frml):
    en su defecto: limpiar con desinfectante o, en su defecto, con agua limpia clean with disinfectant, or, failing that, use clean water
    el director o, en su defecto, su secretaria the director or, in his absence o if he is not available, his secretary
    C
    por defecto ( Inf) by default
    configurar algo por defecto to configure sth by default
    opción/valor por defecto default option/value
    * * *

     

    defecto sustantivo masculino

    defecto de fábrica manufacturing fault o defect



    defecto sustantivo masculino defect, fault
    defecto físico, physical defect
    ' defecto' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    adolecer
    - falla
    - lacra
    - rectificar
    - redondear
    - rozar
    - tara
    - cecear
    - ceceo
    - corregir
    - deficiencia
    - desperfecto
    - disimular
    - falta
    - incorregible
    - limitación
    - pero
    - pifia
    - sacar
    - tapar
    English:
    default setting
    - defect
    - deficiency
    - failing
    - fault
    - flaw
    - impediment
    - imperfection
    - point
    - redeem
    - show up
    - speech defect
    - default
    - short
    * * *
    nm
    1. [físico] defect (en in);
    no le veo ningún defecto a esta casa I can't see anything wrong with this house;
    siempre le saca defectos a todo he's always finding fault with everything
    defecto de fábrica manufacturing defect;
    defecto de fabricación manufacturing defect;
    defecto físico physical handicap;
    Der defecto de forma procedural error;
    defecto del habla speech impairment;
    2. [moral] fault, shortcoming;
    su único defecto es la soberbia his only fault o flaw is his pride;
    tenía el defecto de llegar siempre tarde she had the bad habit of always being late
    en su defecto loc adv
    el arzobispo o, en su defecto, el obispo oficiará la ceremonia the ceremony will be conducted by the archbishop or, in the absence of the archbishop, by the bishop;
    acuda a la embajada o, en su defecto, al consulado más cercano go to the embassy or, alternatively, to the nearest consulate
    por defecto loc adv
    1. Informát & Tec [automáticamente] by default;
    la letra que te sale por defecto es Arial the default typeface is Arial
    2. [tirando por lo bajo]
    más vale pecar por exceso que por defecto too much is better than not enough
    * * *
    m
    1 defect; moral fault
    2 INFOR default
    3
    :
    en defecto de for lack of, for want of;
    en su defecto failing that
    * * *
    1) : defect, flaw, shortcoming
    2)
    en su defecto : lacking that, in the absence of that
    * * *
    1. (en general) defect / fault
    2. (moral) fault
    3. (en ropa) flaw

    Spanish-English dictionary > defecto

  • 6 falta

    f.
    1 lack (carencia).
    hay falta de trabajo there's a shortage of work
    a falta de in the absence of
    por falta de for want o lack of
    fue absuelto por falta de pruebas he was acquitted for lack of evidence
    es una falta de educación it's bad manners
    es una falta de respeto it shows a lack of respect
    2 absence (ausencia).
    nadie notó su falta nobody noticed his/its absence
    echar en falta algo/a alguien to notice that something/somebody is missing; (notar la ausencia de) to miss something/somebody (echar de menos)
    sin falta without fail
    el lunes sin falta on Monday without fail
    3 fault.
    sacarle faltas a alguien/algo to find fault with somebody/something
    falta de ortografía spelling mistake
    lanzar o sacar una falta to take a free kick
    falta libre directa direct free kick offense
    falta personal personal foul
    5 offense (law).
    falta grave/leve serious/minor offense
    6 missed period.
    7 shortcoming, lapse, foul, failing.
    8 need, want.
    pres.indicat.
    3rd person singular (él/ella/ello) present indicative of spanish verb: faltar.
    imperat.
    2nd person singular (tú) Imperative of Spanish verb: faltar.
    * * *
    1 (carencia) lack
    2 (escasez) shortage
    3 (ausencia) absence
    4 (error) mistake
    5 (defecto) fault, defect
    6 (mala acción) misdeed
    7 MEDICINA missed period
    8 DERECHO misdemeanour (US misdemeanor)
    9 DEPORTE (fútbol) foul; (tenis) fault
    \
    a falta de... for want of..., for lack of...
    coger a alguien en falta to catch somebody out
    hacer falta to be necessary
    no hace falta que... there is no need for...
    pillar a alguien en falta to catch somebody out
    poner falta a alguien to mark somebody absent
    por falta de...→ link=a a falta de
    sacar faltas a to find fault with
    sacar una falta DEPORTE to take a free kick
    sin falta without fail
    tirar una falta DEPORTE to take a free kick
    ¡falta hacía! and about time too!
    falta de pago nonpayment
    * * *
    noun f.
    1) lack, want
    2) fault, error
    3) foul
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=carencia)
    a) [de recursos, información, control, acuerdo] lack

    falta de respeto — disrespect, lack of respect

    la falta de respeto por las ideas de los demásdisrespect o lack of respect for other people's ideas

    ¡qué falta de respeto! — how rude!

    b)

    a falta de — in the absence of, for want of

    a falta de información fiable, nos limitamos a repetir los rumores — in the absence of reliable information, we can merely repeat the rumours, we can merely repeat the rumours, for want of reliable information

    a falta de champán para celebrarlo, beberemos cerveza — as we don't have any champagne to celebrate with, we'll drink beer

    a falta de un término/sistema mejor — for want of a better term/system

    a falta de tres minutos para el final — three minutes from the end

    c)

    por falta defor lack of

    d)

    echar algo/a algn en falta — to miss sth/sb

    educación 3)
    2)

    hacer falta, me hace mucha falta un coche — I really o badly * need a car

    no nos hace falta nada — we've got everything we need, we don't need anything else

    ¡falta hacía! — and about time too!

    si hace falta, voy — if necessary, I'll go, if need be, I'll go

    hacer falta hacer algo, para ser enfermero hace falta tener vocación — you have to be dedicated to be a nurse

    ¡hace falta ser tonto para no darse cuenta! — you have to be pretty stupid not to realize!

    hacer falta que + subjun

    si hace falta que os echemos una mano, llamadnos — if you need us to give you a hand, give us a call

    -¿te han invitado al concierto? -no, ni falta que me hace — "haven't they invited you to the concert?" - "no, and I couldn't care less" *

    3) (Escol) (=ausencia) absence

    poner falta a algn — to mark sb absent, put sb down as absent

    4) (=infracción)
    a) (Jur) offence, offense (EEUU)

    falta grave — serious offence, serious offense (EEUU), serious misconduct

    falta leve — minor offence, minor offense (EEUU), misdemeanour, misdemeanor (EEUU)

    b) (Ftbl, Balonmano) foul; (Tenis) fault

    va a sacar la falta — (Ftbl) he's going to take the free kick; (Balonmano) he's going to take the free throw

    cometer una falta contra algn — to foul sb

    lanzamiento de falta — (Ftbl) free kick

    5) (=fallo) [de persona] shortcoming, fault; [de máquina, producto] flaw, fault

    sacar faltas a algn — to point out sb's shortcomings, find fault with sb

    sin falta — without fail

    6) [por estar embarazada] missed period
    * * *
    1) (carencia, ausencia)

    falta de algode interés/dinero lack of something

    es por la falta de costumbre — it's because I'm/you're not used to it

    a falta de pan buenas son (las) tortas or (Méx) a falta de pan, tortillas — half a loaf is better than none

    echar algo en falta: aquí se echa en falta más formalidad what's needed here is a more serious attitude; echó en falta sus alhajas — she realized her jewelry was missing

    2) ( inasistencia) tb
    3) ( de la menstruación) missed period
    4)

    hacer falta: no hace falta que se queden there's no need for you to stay; hace falta ser tonto para creerse eso! you have to be stupid to believe that!; si hace falta... if necessary...; no hizo falta cambiarlo I/we didn't need to change it; lo que hace falta es que nos escuchen what they really need to do is listen to us; lo que hace falta aquí es una computadora what's needed here is a computer; (+ me/te/le etc) le hace falta descansar he/she needs to rest; estudia que buena falta te hace (fam) it's about time you did some studying; me haces mucha falta I really need you; ni falta que (me/te/le) hace — (fam) so what? (colloq)

    5) (infracción, omisión) offense*

    una falta grave — a serious misdemeanor*

    fue una falta de respeto — it was very rude of you/him/her/them

    agarrar or (esp Esp) coger a alguien en falta — to catch somebody out

    6) ( defecto)

    sacarle or encontrarle faltas a algo — to find fault with something

    7) (Dep)
    a) (infracción - en fútbol, baloncesto) foul; (- en tenis) fault
    b) ( tiro libre - en fútbol) free kick; (- en balonmano) free throw
    * * *
    = anaemia [anemia, -USA], deprivation, failing, fault, inadequacy, infringement, scarcity, shortage, starvation, defect, misdeed, petty crime, gaping hole, foul.
    Ex. His work is criticized for its triviality, quantity, linguistically impoverished style, anemia of characterization, and cliched, stereotyped ideas and plots.
    Ex. Findings emphasised the escalating deprivation of applied social scientists in general and the local government and voluntary sectors in particular.
    Ex. No supervisor should be a tiresome nag, but the achievements and failings of a persons's performance deserves mention in a constructive way at timely, regular intervals.
    Ex. Documents and information can be lost forever by faults in inputting.
    Ex. Inadequacies in the specific A/Z subject index entry made for a subject can also occur if the indexer bases his analysis solely on the class number for that subject.
    Ex. Strictly speaking, the word piracy or infringement can be applied only to the flowing back of unauthorised reproductions to countries of origen = En su estricto sentido, la palabra piratería o infracción puede aplicarse solamente a la entrada de vuelta a los países de origen de reproducciones que se hayan hecho sin la debida autorización.
    Ex. The relative scarcity of music automated authority and bibliographic records likewise increases costs.
    Ex. Universities currently facing a shortage of space for books should consider sending a proportion of lesser used journals to the British Library now.
    Ex. This approach let to the financial starvation of public libraries.
    Ex. This book offers pithy and witty advice on how to write, defects in prose style, punctuation, and preparing a manuscript.
    Ex. By preserving and ensuring access to the sordid history told in the tales of the tobacco industry documents, there is hope that as a nation we will not allow a repeat of the mistakes and misdeeds of the past.
    Ex. Examples of ' petty crimes' are riding the train without a ticket, reproducing copyright computer programs, traffic violations, tax evasion, & shoplifting.
    Ex. Questia contains thousands of books in the liberal arts, but gaping holes and many old titles diminish its value as a library collection.
    Ex. Taking a dive is cheating, but it's up to the skill of referees to recognise a genuine foul from a 'dive'.
    ----
    * adolecer de falta de = suffer from + lack of, lack.
    * a falta de = for want of, in the absence of, in default of, for lack of, short of.
    * echar muchísimo en falta = be sorely missed, be sadly missed.
    * echar mucho en falta = be sorely missed, be sadly missed.
    * encontrarle faltas a todo = nitpick.
    * falta de = lack of.
    * falta de acceso = unavailability.
    * falta de actividad = inactivity, inaction.
    * falta de actualidad = datedness.
    * falta de adecuación = misfit.
    * falta de agua = water shortage.
    * falta de alineación = misalignment.
    * falta de ambigüedad = unambiguity.
    * falta de armonía = disharmony.
    * falta de asistencia = lack of attendance, non-attendance.
    * falta de atención = inattention, inattention.
    * falta de autenticidad = inauthencity.
    * falta de certeza = uncertainty.
    * falta de civismo = lack of public spirit.
    * falta de claridad = fuzziness, obscurity, murkiness, indistinctiveness, indistinctness.
    * falta de coincidencia = mismatch.
    * falta de comprensión = incomprehension, lack of understanding.
    * falta de comunicación = poor communication.
    * falta de conciencia = unconsciousness.
    * falta de concienciación = unawareness.
    * falta de confianza en = disbelief.
    * falta de conocimiento = unfamiliarity.
    * falta de control = dirty data.
    * falta de convencionalismo = unconventionality.
    * falta de cooperación = uncooperation.
    * falta de coordinación = misalignment.
    * falta de coraje = act of cowardice, lack of courage, lack of backbone.
    * falta de correspondencia = mismatch.
    * falta de cuidado = sloppiness.
    * falta de decoro = impropriety.
    * falta de deseo = unwillingness.
    * falta de deseo por la lectura = aliteracy.
    * falta de dirección = indirection.
    * falta de disciplina = indiscipline, disruptive behaviour.
    * falta de disponibilidad = unavailability.
    * falta de educación = impoliteness.
    * falta de elasticidad = inelasticity.
    * falta de entendimiento = lack of understanding.
    * falta de esmero = sloppiness.
    * falta de espacio = tightness of space.
    * falta de especificidad = indeterminacy.
    * falta de ética académica = academic dishonesty.
    * falta de ética científica profesional = scientific misconduct.
    * falta de ética profesional = misconduct, professional misconduct, unethical behaviour, unethical conduct, unprofessional conduct, unprofessional conduct, malpractice.
    * falta de ética profesional de género = sexual misconduct.
    * falta de ética profesional sexual = sexual misconduct.
    * falta de fiabilidad = unreliability.
    * falta de flexibilidad = inelasticity.
    * falta de fondos = underfunding.
    * falta de gravedad = weightlessness.
    * falta de honradez = dishonesty.
    * falta de idoneidad = unsuitability, inaptness.
    * falta de importancia = worthlessness.
    * falta de información = lack of information.
    * falta de interés por cooperar = unresponsiveness.
    * falta de linealidad = nonlinearity [no-linearity], nonlinearity [no-linearity].
    * falta de mano de obra = labour shortage.
    * falta de mérito = unworthiness.
    * falta de misericordia = ruthlessness.
    * falta de moderación = intemperance.
    * falta de moralidad = amorality, immoral conduct.
    * falta de notoriedad = low profile.
    * falta de ortografía = misspelling [mis-spelling], spelling error.
    * falta de oxigenación = oxygen starvation.
    * falta de oxígeno = oxygen starvation.
    * falta de personal = undermanning.
    * falta de pertinencia = irrelevance.
    * falta de peso = underweight.
    * falta de piedad = ruthlessness.
    * falta de precisión = fuzziness, looseness, looseness of fit.
    * falta de predisposición = disinclination.
    * falta de preparación = unpreparedness.
    * falta de profesionalidad = amateurism, unprofessional conduct, professional misconduct.
    * falta de pruebas = lack of evidence to the contrary.
    * falta de puntualidad = unpunctuality.
    * falta de renovación = non-renewal.
    * falta de representación = under-representation [underrepresentation].
    * falta de resolución = procrastination.
    * falta de respeto = disrespect, irreverence, diss, diss.
    * falta de rigidez = looseness, looseness of fit.
    * falta de sensibilidad = insensitivity.
    * falta de sentido = meaninglessness.
    * falta de seriedad = flippancy.
    * falta de sinceridad = insincerity.
    * falta de tiempo = tightness of scheduling.
    * falta de uniformidad = patchiness, unevenness.
    * falta de unión = disunity.
    * falta de valía = unworthiness.
    * falta de valor = worthlessness, act of cowardice, lack of courage, lack of backbone.
    * falta de visión de futuro = shortsightedness, nearsightedness [near-sightedness], myopia.
    * falta de voluntad = reluctance.
    * falta leve = peccadillo [peccadilloes, -pl.], lesser sin.
    * falta ortográfica = spelling mistake.
    * faltas y defectos = faults and inadequacies, snags and pitfalls, snags and problems.
    * hacer falta = need, must, have to, it + take.
    * no hace falta decir que = it goes without saying that, needless to say.
    * por falta de = for want of, for lack of.
    * que falta = missing.
    * remediar la falta de = remedy + the lack of.
    * sacar faltas = find + fault with.
    * sacarle faltas a todo = nitpick.
    * sin falta = without fail.
    * subsanar una falta = remedy + fault.
    * tarea falta de interés = chore.
    * tener lo que hace falta = have + what it takes.
    * ver faltas en = see + faults in.
    * * *
    1) (carencia, ausencia)

    falta de algode interés/dinero lack of something

    es por la falta de costumbre — it's because I'm/you're not used to it

    a falta de pan buenas son (las) tortas or (Méx) a falta de pan, tortillas — half a loaf is better than none

    echar algo en falta: aquí se echa en falta más formalidad what's needed here is a more serious attitude; echó en falta sus alhajas — she realized her jewelry was missing

    2) ( inasistencia) tb
    3) ( de la menstruación) missed period
    4)

    hacer falta: no hace falta que se queden there's no need for you to stay; hace falta ser tonto para creerse eso! you have to be stupid to believe that!; si hace falta... if necessary...; no hizo falta cambiarlo I/we didn't need to change it; lo que hace falta es que nos escuchen what they really need to do is listen to us; lo que hace falta aquí es una computadora what's needed here is a computer; (+ me/te/le etc) le hace falta descansar he/she needs to rest; estudia que buena falta te hace (fam) it's about time you did some studying; me haces mucha falta I really need you; ni falta que (me/te/le) hace — (fam) so what? (colloq)

    5) (infracción, omisión) offense*

    una falta grave — a serious misdemeanor*

    fue una falta de respeto — it was very rude of you/him/her/them

    agarrar or (esp Esp) coger a alguien en falta — to catch somebody out

    6) ( defecto)

    sacarle or encontrarle faltas a algo — to find fault with something

    7) (Dep)
    a) (infracción - en fútbol, baloncesto) foul; (- en tenis) fault
    b) ( tiro libre - en fútbol) free kick; (- en balonmano) free throw
    * * *
    = anaemia [anemia, -USA], deprivation, failing, fault, inadequacy, infringement, scarcity, shortage, starvation, defect, misdeed, petty crime, gaping hole, foul.

    Ex: His work is criticized for its triviality, quantity, linguistically impoverished style, anemia of characterization, and cliched, stereotyped ideas and plots.

    Ex: Findings emphasised the escalating deprivation of applied social scientists in general and the local government and voluntary sectors in particular.
    Ex: No supervisor should be a tiresome nag, but the achievements and failings of a persons's performance deserves mention in a constructive way at timely, regular intervals.
    Ex: Documents and information can be lost forever by faults in inputting.
    Ex: Inadequacies in the specific A/Z subject index entry made for a subject can also occur if the indexer bases his analysis solely on the class number for that subject.
    Ex: Strictly speaking, the word piracy or infringement can be applied only to the flowing back of unauthorised reproductions to countries of origen = En su estricto sentido, la palabra piratería o infracción puede aplicarse solamente a la entrada de vuelta a los países de origen de reproducciones que se hayan hecho sin la debida autorización.
    Ex: The relative scarcity of music automated authority and bibliographic records likewise increases costs.
    Ex: Universities currently facing a shortage of space for books should consider sending a proportion of lesser used journals to the British Library now.
    Ex: This approach let to the financial starvation of public libraries.
    Ex: This book offers pithy and witty advice on how to write, defects in prose style, punctuation, and preparing a manuscript.
    Ex: By preserving and ensuring access to the sordid history told in the tales of the tobacco industry documents, there is hope that as a nation we will not allow a repeat of the mistakes and misdeeds of the past.
    Ex: Examples of ' petty crimes' are riding the train without a ticket, reproducing copyright computer programs, traffic violations, tax evasion, & shoplifting.
    Ex: Questia contains thousands of books in the liberal arts, but gaping holes and many old titles diminish its value as a library collection.
    Ex: Taking a dive is cheating, but it's up to the skill of referees to recognise a genuine foul from a 'dive'.
    * adolecer de falta de = suffer from + lack of, lack.
    * a falta de = for want of, in the absence of, in default of, for lack of, short of.
    * echar muchísimo en falta = be sorely missed, be sadly missed.
    * echar mucho en falta = be sorely missed, be sadly missed.
    * encontrarle faltas a todo = nitpick.
    * falta de = lack of.
    * falta de acceso = unavailability.
    * falta de actividad = inactivity, inaction.
    * falta de actualidad = datedness.
    * falta de adecuación = misfit.
    * falta de agua = water shortage.
    * falta de alineación = misalignment.
    * falta de ambigüedad = unambiguity.
    * falta de armonía = disharmony.
    * falta de asistencia = lack of attendance, non-attendance.
    * falta de atención = inattention, inattention.
    * falta de autenticidad = inauthencity.
    * falta de certeza = uncertainty.
    * falta de civismo = lack of public spirit.
    * falta de claridad = fuzziness, obscurity, murkiness, indistinctiveness, indistinctness.
    * falta de coincidencia = mismatch.
    * falta de comprensión = incomprehension, lack of understanding.
    * falta de comunicación = poor communication.
    * falta de conciencia = unconsciousness.
    * falta de concienciación = unawareness.
    * falta de confianza en = disbelief.
    * falta de conocimiento = unfamiliarity.
    * falta de control = dirty data.
    * falta de convencionalismo = unconventionality.
    * falta de cooperación = uncooperation.
    * falta de coordinación = misalignment.
    * falta de coraje = act of cowardice, lack of courage, lack of backbone.
    * falta de correspondencia = mismatch.
    * falta de cuidado = sloppiness.
    * falta de decoro = impropriety.
    * falta de deseo = unwillingness.
    * falta de deseo por la lectura = aliteracy.
    * falta de dirección = indirection.
    * falta de disciplina = indiscipline, disruptive behaviour.
    * falta de disponibilidad = unavailability.
    * falta de educación = impoliteness.
    * falta de elasticidad = inelasticity.
    * falta de entendimiento = lack of understanding.
    * falta de esmero = sloppiness.
    * falta de espacio = tightness of space.
    * falta de especificidad = indeterminacy.
    * falta de ética académica = academic dishonesty.
    * falta de ética científica profesional = scientific misconduct.
    * falta de ética profesional = misconduct, professional misconduct, unethical behaviour, unethical conduct, unprofessional conduct, unprofessional conduct, malpractice.
    * falta de ética profesional de género = sexual misconduct.
    * falta de ética profesional sexual = sexual misconduct.
    * falta de fiabilidad = unreliability.
    * falta de flexibilidad = inelasticity.
    * falta de fondos = underfunding.
    * falta de gravedad = weightlessness.
    * falta de honradez = dishonesty.
    * falta de idoneidad = unsuitability, inaptness.
    * falta de importancia = worthlessness.
    * falta de información = lack of information.
    * falta de interés por cooperar = unresponsiveness.
    * falta de linealidad = nonlinearity [no-linearity], nonlinearity [no-linearity].
    * falta de mano de obra = labour shortage.
    * falta de mérito = unworthiness.
    * falta de misericordia = ruthlessness.
    * falta de moderación = intemperance.
    * falta de moralidad = amorality, immoral conduct.
    * falta de notoriedad = low profile.
    * falta de ortografía = misspelling [mis-spelling], spelling error.
    * falta de oxigenación = oxygen starvation.
    * falta de oxígeno = oxygen starvation.
    * falta de personal = undermanning.
    * falta de pertinencia = irrelevance.
    * falta de peso = underweight.
    * falta de piedad = ruthlessness.
    * falta de precisión = fuzziness, looseness, looseness of fit.
    * falta de predisposición = disinclination.
    * falta de preparación = unpreparedness.
    * falta de profesionalidad = amateurism, unprofessional conduct, professional misconduct.
    * falta de pruebas = lack of evidence to the contrary.
    * falta de puntualidad = unpunctuality.
    * falta de renovación = non-renewal.
    * falta de representación = under-representation [underrepresentation].
    * falta de resolución = procrastination.
    * falta de respeto = disrespect, irreverence, diss, diss.
    * falta de rigidez = looseness, looseness of fit.
    * falta de sensibilidad = insensitivity.
    * falta de sentido = meaninglessness.
    * falta de seriedad = flippancy.
    * falta de sinceridad = insincerity.
    * falta de tiempo = tightness of scheduling.
    * falta de uniformidad = patchiness, unevenness.
    * falta de unión = disunity.
    * falta de valía = unworthiness.
    * falta de valor = worthlessness, act of cowardice, lack of courage, lack of backbone.
    * falta de visión de futuro = shortsightedness, nearsightedness [near-sightedness], myopia.
    * falta de voluntad = reluctance.
    * falta leve = peccadillo [peccadilloes, -pl.], lesser sin.
    * falta ortográfica = spelling mistake.
    * faltas y defectos = faults and inadequacies, snags and pitfalls, snags and problems.
    * hacer falta = need, must, have to, it + take.
    * no hace falta decir que = it goes without saying that, needless to say.
    * por falta de = for want of, for lack of.
    * que falta = missing.
    * remediar la falta de = remedy + the lack of.
    * sacar faltas = find + fault with.
    * sacarle faltas a todo = nitpick.
    * sin falta = without fail.
    * subsanar una falta = remedy + fault.
    * tarea falta de interés = chore.
    * tener lo que hace falta = have + what it takes.
    * ver faltas en = see + faults in.

    * * *
    A (carencia, ausencia) falta DE algo lack OF sth
    por falta de fondos owing to a lack of funds
    no se pudo terminar por falta de tiempo we could not finish it because we ran out of time o we did not have enough time o owing to lack of time
    falta de personal staff shortage
    es por la falta de costumbre it's because I'm/you're not used to it
    ¿por qué no vienes? — no es por falta de ganas why don't you come? — it's not that I don't want to
    siente mucho la falta de su hijo she misses her son terribly
    a falta de un nombre mejor for want of a better name
    a falta de información más detallada in the absence of more detailed information
    a falta de pan buenas son (las) tortas or ( Méx) a falta de pan, tortillas half a loaf is better than none
    echar algo en falta: aquí lo que se echa en falta es un poco de formalidad what's needed around here is a more serious attitude
    echó en falta algunas de sus alhajas she realized some of her jewelry was missing
    se echará mucho en falta su aporte her contribution will be greatly missed
    B (inasistencia) absence
    le pusieron falta they marked her down as absent
    tienes más de 30 faltas you have been absent over 30 times
    sin falta without fail
    C (de la menstruación) missed period
    es la segunda falta I've missed two periods
    D
    hacer falta: hace falta mucha paciencia para tratar con él you need a lot of patience to deal with him
    no hace falta que se queden los dos there's no need for both of you to stay
    ¡hace falta ser tonto para creerse eso! you have to be stupid to believe that!
    le hace falta descansar he needs to rest
    a ver si te cortas el pelo, que buena falta te hace ( fam); it's high time o it's about time you got your hair cut ( colloq)
    me haces mucha falta (te necesito) I need you very much; (te echo de menos) ( AmL) I miss you terribly, I miss you very much
    ni falta que (me/te/le) hace ( fam); so what? ( colloq), who cares? ( colloq)
    nos hace tanta falta como los perros en misa ( fam); that's all we need, we need it like we need a hole in the head ( colloq)
    E (infracción, omisión) offense*
    incurrir en una falta grave to commit a serious misdemeanor*
    fue una falta de respeto contestarle así it was very rude o disrespectful of you to answer him like that
    agarrar or coger a algn en falta to catch sb out
    Compuestos:
    es una falta de educación poner los codos sobre la mesa it's bad manners to put your elbows on the table
    ( Der) (minor) bodily harm
    acusar a algn de falta de lesiones to accuse sb of causing bodily harm
    spelling mistake
    nonpayment
    F ( Dep)
    1 (infracción — en fútbol, baloncesto) foul; (— en tenis) fault
    el árbitro pitó falta the referee gave o awarded a foul
    2 (tiro libreen fútbol) free kick; (— en balonmano) free throw
    * * *

     

    Del verbo faltar: ( conjugate faltar)

    falta es:

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

    2ª persona singular (tú) imperativo

    Multiple Entries:
    falta    
    faltar
    falta sustantivo femenino
    1 (carencia, ausencia) falta de algo ‹de interés/dinero› lack of sth;

    es la falta de costumbre it's because I'm/you're not used to it;
    fue una falta de respeto it was very rude of you/him/her/them;
    eso es una falta de educación that's bad manners;
    a falta de más información in the absence of more information
    2 ( inasistencia) tb

    le pusieron falta they marked her down as absent
    3
    a)

    hacer falta: no hace falta que se queden there's no need for you to stay;

    si hace falta … if necessary …;
    hacen falta dos vasos más we need two more glasses;
    le hace falta descansar he/she needs to rest
    b)


    4 ( defecto) fault;

    sacarle or encontrarle faltas a algo to find fault with sth;
    falta de ortografía spelling mistake
    5 (Dep)
    a) ( infracción — en fútbol, baloncesto) foul;

    (— en tenis) fault

    (— en balonmano) free throw
    faltar ( conjugate faltar) verbo intransitivo
    1

    ¿quién falta? who's missing?;


    (en colegio, reunión) who's absent?;

    a esta taza le falta el asa there's no handle on this cup


    nos faltó tiempo we didn't have enough time


    les falta cariño they need affection
    2 ( quedar):
    yo estoy lista ¿a ti te falta mucho? I'm ready, will you be long?;

    nos falta poco para terminar we're almost finished;
    me faltan tres páginas para terminar el libro I have three pages to go to finish the book;
    solo me falta pasarlo a máquina all I have to do is type it out;
    falta poco para Navidad it's not long until Christmas;
    faltan cinco minutos para que empiece there are five minutes to go before it starts;
    ¡no faltaba más! ( respuestaa un agradecimiento) don't mention it!;

    (— a una petición) of course, certainly;
    (— a un ofrecimiento) I wouldn't hear of it!
    3
    a) ( no asistir):

    te esperamos, no faltes we're expecting you, make sure you come;

    falta a algo ‹ al colegio› to be absent from sth;

    a una cita to miss sth;

    ha faltado dos veces al trabajo she's been off work twice
    b) ( no cumplir):


    ¡no me faltes al respeto! don't be rude to me
    falta sustantivo femenino
    1 lack: se perdió la cosecha por falta de lluvia, the harvest was lost through lack of rain
    2 (ausencia) absence: no notaron su falta, they didn't miss him
    3 (imperfección) fault, defect: tiene faltas de ortografía, he made some spelling mistakes
    4 Jur misdemeanour
    5 Dep Ftb foul
    Ten fault
    ♦ Locuciones: echar algo/a alguien en falta, to miss sthg/sb
    hacer falta, to be necessary: (nos) hace falta un reloj, we need a watch
    no hace falta que lo veas, there is no need for you to see it
    sin falta, without fail
    faltar verbo intransitivo
    1 (estar ausente) to be missing: falta el jefe, the boss is missing
    2 (no tener) to be lacking: le falta personalidad, he lacks personality
    3 (restar) to be left: aún falta para la Navidad, it's a long time until Christmas
    faltó poco para que ganaran, they very nearly won
    no falta nada por hacer, there's nothing more to be done
    sólo me falta el último capítulo por leer, I've only got the last chapter to read
    4 (no acudir) tu hermano faltó a la cita, your brother didn't turn up/come
    5 (incumplir) eso es faltar a la verdad, that is not telling the truth
    faltar uno a su palabra, to break one's word
    6 (insultar) faltar a alguien, to be rude to someone: ¡sin faltar!, don't be rude!
    (ofender) no era mi intención faltarte al respeto, I didn't mean to be rude to you
    ♦ Locuciones: ¡lo que faltaba!, that's all it needed!
    ¡no faltaba más!, (but) of course!
    ' falta' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    acrecentar
    - adolecer
    - ante
    - apagada
    - apagado
    - apercibirse
    - apuro
    - área
    - atonía
    - bajeza
    - bastarse
    - cachondeo
    - calor
    - carencia
    - cometer
    - deberse
    - debilidad
    - delicadeza
    - desenfreno
    - desgana
    - desprecio
    - desvergüenza
    - dimanar
    - distracción
    - echar
    - educación
    - enervar
    - enjuagar
    - error
    - estrechez
    - evidenciar
    - faltar
    - flojedad
    - hígado
    - incorrección
    - informalidad
    - injusticia
    - inquietud
    - inseguridad
    - insignificancia
    - lastre
    - ligereza
    - linier
    - naturalidad
    - ñoñería
    - ñoñez
    - orden
    - osadía
    - oscuridad
    - pecado
    English:
    absence
    - amiss
    - antibiotic
    - application
    - badly
    - carry on
    - catch out
    - close down
    - coordination
    - dark
    - deficiency
    - deprivation
    - difference
    - diffidence
    - disagreement
    - disrespect
    - fail
    - failing
    - failure
    - fall through
    - fault
    - folding
    - foul
    - half-heartedness
    - hate
    - if
    - impurity
    - infringement
    - joblessness
    - lack
    - liability
    - marble
    - microphone
    - miss
    - missing
    - mistake
    - muscle
    - nearly
    - necessary
    - need
    - news
    - numb
    - off
    - out of
    - persuasion
    - practice
    - practise
    - remain
    - remorselessness
    - self-doubt
    * * *
    falta nf
    1. [ausencia] absence;
    [carencia] lack; [escasez] shortage;
    nadie notó su falta nobody noticed his/its absence;
    estos animales tienen falta de cariño these animals suffer from a lack of affection;
    en estos momentos hay falta de trabajo there's a shortage of work at the moment;
    la falta de agua impide el desarrollo de la región water is in short supply in the region, something which is holding back its development;
    estoy cometiendo muchos errores, es la falta de costumbre I'm making a lot of mistakes, I'm out of practice;
    fue absuelto por falta de pruebas he was acquitted for lack of evidence;
    ha sido una falta de delicadeza decirle eso it was tactless of you to say that to him;
    es una falta de educación it's bad manners;
    es una falta de respeto it shows a lack of respect;
    ¡qué o [m5] vaya falta de seriedad! it's disgraceful!;
    a falta de in the absence of;
    a falta de un sitio mejor, podríamos ir a la playa in the absence of anywhere better, we could always go to the beach;
    echar en falta algo/a alguien [notar la ausencia de] to notice that sth/sb is missing;
    [echar de menos] to miss sth/sb;
    no fuimos de vacaciones por falta de dinero we didn't go on holiday because we didn't have enough money;
    si no voy contigo no es por falta de ganas if I don't go with you, it isn't because I don't want to;
    sin falta without fail;
    hemos de entregar este proyecto el lunes sin falta this project has to be handed in on Monday without fail;
    a falta de pan, buenas son tortas: no es lo ideal, pero a falta de pan, buenas son tortas it's not ideal, but it will have to do for want of anything better
    2.
    hacer falta [ser necesario] to be necessary;
    me hace falta suerte I need some luck;
    me haces mucha falta I really need you;
    si hiciera falta, llámanos if necessary, call us;
    ¡hace falta ser caradura!, ¡volver a pedirme dinero! what a nerve, asking me for money again!;
    espero que lo traten con disciplina, que buena falta le hace I hope they are strict with him, he certainly needs it o it's high time someone was;
    no va a venir, ni falta que hace she isn't coming, not that anyone cares
    3. [no asistencia] absence;
    me han puesto dos faltas este mes I was marked absent twice this month
    falta de asistencia absence
    4. [imperfección] fault;
    [defecto de fábrica] defect, flaw;
    sacarle faltas a algo/alguien to find fault with sth/sb
    5. [infracción] misdemeanour, offence;
    [incumplimiento] breach; [error] mistake;
    una falta contra la disciplina a breach of discipline;
    falta grave/leve serious/minor misdemeanour o offence;
    he tenido tres faltas en el dictado I made three mistakes in my dictation
    falta de ortografía spelling mistake; Com falta de pago non-payment
    6. Dep [infracción] foul;
    [en tenis] fault;
    cometer o [m5] hacer una falta to commit a foul;
    señalar una falta to give o award a free kick
    falta antideportiva [en baloncesto] unsportsmanlike foul;
    falta libre directa direct free kick offence;
    falta libre indirecta indirect free kick offence;
    falta personal [en baloncesto] personal foul;
    falta de pie [en tenis] foot fault;
    falta de saque [en tenis] service fault;
    falta técnica [en baloncesto] technical foul
    7. Dep [tiro libre] free kick;
    marcar de falta to score from a free kick;
    lanzar o [m5] sacar una falta to take a free kick
    falta libre directa direct free kick;
    falta libre indirecta indirect free kick
    8. [en la menstruación] missed period;
    ha tenido ya dos faltas she has missed two periods
    * * *
    f
    1 ( escasez) lack, want;
    falta de lack of, shortage of;
    a o
    por falta de due to o for lack of;
    por falta de tiempo due to o for o
    through lack of time;
    por falta de capital for lack of capital
    2 ( error) mistake;
    sin faltas perfect
    3 ( ausencia) absence;
    4 en tenis fault; en fútbol, baloncesto foul;
    hacer una falta en fútbol commit a foul, foul;
    doble falta en tenis double fault;
    cometer doble falta double-fault
    5 DEP ( tiro libre) free kick;
    lanzar una falta take a free kick;
    marcar de falta score from a free kick;
    pitar falta blow one’s whistle for a free kick
    6
    :
    hacer falta be necessary;
    buena falta le hace it’s about time;
    no me hace falta I don’t need it;
    ni falta que hace he/it won’t be missed, he’s/it’s no great loss
    7
    :
    sin falta without fail
    * * *
    falta nf
    1) carencia: lack
    hacer falta: to be lacking, to be needed
    2) defecto: defect, fault, error
    3) : offense, misdemeanor
    4) : foul (in basketball), fault (in tennis)
    * * *
    1. (carencia, escasez) lack / shortage
    2. (ausencia) absence
    3. (error) mistake
    5. (en fútbol, baloncesto) foul
    6. (en tenis) fault
    no hace falta que vengas you don't need to come / there's no need for you to come

    Spanish-English dictionary > falta

  • 7 a

    prep.
    1 to.
    voy a Madrid I'm going to Madrid
    me voy al extranjero I'm going abroad
    llegó a Buenos Aires/a la fiesta he arrived in Buenos Aires/at the party
    2 at (moment).
    a las siete at seven o'clock
    a los once años at the age of eleven
    al caer la noche at nightfall
    al oír la noticia se desmayó on hearing the news, she fainted
    Llegué al amanecer I arrived at dawn.
    3 per, every (frecuency).
    40 horas a la semana 40 hours per o a week
    tres veces al día three times a day
    4 to.
    dáselo a Ricardo give it to Ricardo
    dile a Ricardo que venga tell Ricardo to come
    5 to.
    entró a pagar he came in to pay
    aprender a nadar to learn to swim
    6 by, about to, for.
    * * *
    A, a
    nombre femenino (pl as o aes)
    1 (la letra) A, a
    ————————
    A
    1 ( Alteza) Highness; (abreviatura) H
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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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    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

  • 8 a cualquier precio

    at any cost
    * * *
    = at any cost, at all costs, at any price
    Ex. Illegal work practices aimed at achieving economic success at any cost were widespread.
    Ex. This article presents a decalogue of a librarian's faults: a library for the benefit of librarians; a library for the benefit of the management; a drive to obtain new technology at all costs; egotism of departments; egotism of libraries; dictatorship instead of management; working 'in silence'; putting on blinkers; laissez-faire; and wasteful use of time, people and resources.
    Ex. The new law would scrap the existing anti-scalping law and allow tickets to be resold at any price.
    * * *
    = at any cost, at all costs, at any price

    Ex: Illegal work practices aimed at achieving economic success at any cost were widespread.

    Ex: This article presents a decalogue of a librarian's faults: a library for the benefit of librarians; a library for the benefit of the management; a drive to obtain new technology at all costs; egotism of departments; egotism of libraries; dictatorship instead of management; working 'in silence'; putting on blinkers; laissez-faire; and wasteful use of time, people and resources.
    Ex: The new law would scrap the existing anti-scalping law and allow tickets to be resold at any price.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a cualquier precio

  • 9 a pesar de (que)

    = albeit (that), despite, in spite of, notwithstanding, although, despite the fact that, in spite of the fact that
    Ex. Present, classical catalog designs are elaborations, albeit considerable elaborations, of these sixteenth-century developments.
    Ex. The scheme covers all knowledge, despite being special in purpose.
    Ex. In spite of its inherent conservatism, the BM code favours direct entry.
    Ex. Notwithstanding these activities, the printed word remains an essential vehicle for transmitting information to both specialized and general audiences.
    Ex. These are the strengths of the Journal of Common Market Studies, although even this journal has a wider remit than its title suggest.
    Ex. Strangely enough, despite the fact that he was buddies with Henry Kissinger at Harvard, he is registered as a member of the Democratic Party.
    Ex. In spite of the fact that the investigation of the relationship of these two factors would be very important, there is still hardly any research done on this topic.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a pesar de (que)

  • 10 a pesar de todo

    = all the same, in spite of everything, despite everything, despite it all, in spite of it all, all this said
    Ex. All the same, I think the incident improbable because he has been represented up till then as a cold, careful character.
    Ex. The film is less about idealism in the face of adversity than dumb resilience in spite of everything.
    Ex. The novel describes people waging an unequal struggle against circumstances and remaining hopeful despite everything.
    Ex. However, despite it all, Ludlam remains something of an enigma.
    Ex. Wharton makes it abundantly clear that, in spite of it all, she has numerous chances to take charge of her life.
    Ex. All this said, he is a restless person, but in the active, productive sense rather than a fidget.
    * * *
    = all the same, in spite of everything, despite everything, despite it all, in spite of it all, all this said

    Ex: All the same, I think the incident improbable because he has been represented up till then as a cold, careful character.

    Ex: The film is less about idealism in the face of adversity than dumb resilience in spite of everything.
    Ex: The novel describes people waging an unequal struggle against circumstances and remaining hopeful despite everything.
    Ex: However, despite it all, Ludlam remains something of an enigma.
    Ex: Wharton makes it abundantly clear that, in spite of it all, she has numerous chances to take charge of her life.
    Ex: All this said, he is a restless person, but in the active, productive sense rather than a fidget.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a pesar de todo

  • 11 a toda costa

    at all costs, at any price
    * * *
    * * *
    = absolutely, at all costs, come what may, at any cost, at any price
    Ex. Although not absolutely necessary, unique call numbers are very helpful during this stage of the conversion.
    Ex. This article presents a decalogue of a librarian's faults: a library for the benefit of librarians; a library for the benefit of the management; a drive to obtain new technology at all costs; egotism of departments; egotism of libraries; dictatorship instead of management; working 'in silence'; putting on blinkers; laissez-faire; and wasteful use of time, people and resources.
    Ex. He has promised to bring Sam back, and will do so come what may, even if it involves a trudge across the country in snowshoes.
    Ex. Illegal work practices aimed at achieving economic success at any cost were widespread.
    Ex. The new law would scrap the existing anti-scalping law and allow tickets to be resold at any price.
    * * *
    = absolutely, at all costs, come what may, at any cost, at any price

    Ex: Although not absolutely necessary, unique call numbers are very helpful during this stage of the conversion.

    Ex: This article presents a decalogue of a librarian's faults: a library for the benefit of librarians; a library for the benefit of the management; a drive to obtain new technology at all costs; egotism of departments; egotism of libraries; dictatorship instead of management; working 'in silence'; putting on blinkers; laissez-faire; and wasteful use of time, people and resources.
    Ex: He has promised to bring Sam back, and will do so come what may, even if it involves a trudge across the country in snowshoes.
    Ex: Illegal work practices aimed at achieving economic success at any cost were widespread.
    Ex: The new law would scrap the existing anti-scalping law and allow tickets to be resold at any price.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a toda costa

  • 12 aceptar una decisión

    (v.) = accept + decision
    Ex. In spite of their protestations to the contrary, most bosses prefer subordinates whom they get along with, who cause them no anxiety, who quietly accept their decisions, who praise them.
    * * *
    (v.) = accept + decision

    Ex: In spite of their protestations to the contrary, most bosses prefer subordinates whom they get along with, who cause them no anxiety, who quietly accept their decisions, who praise them.

    Spanish-English dictionary > aceptar una decisión

  • 13 aclarar un malentendido

    (v.) = clear up + misunderstanding
    Ex. The library staff involved in the day to day running of the library may be called upon quite often to fix certain minor faults or clear up problems and misunderstandings on the part of the user.
    * * *
    (v.) = clear up + misunderstanding

    Ex: The library staff involved in the day to day running of the library may be called upon quite often to fix certain minor faults or clear up problems and misunderstandings on the part of the user.

    Spanish-English dictionary > aclarar un malentendido

  • 14 aclarar un problema

    (v.) = clear up + problem
    Ex. The library staff involved in the day to day running of the library may be called upon quite often to fix certain minor faults or clear up problems and misunderstandings on the part of the user.
    * * *
    (v.) = clear up + problem

    Ex: The library staff involved in the day to day running of the library may be called upon quite often to fix certain minor faults or clear up problems and misunderstandings on the part of the user.

    Spanish-English dictionary > aclarar un problema

  • 15 acuerdo de paz

    Ex. In the Balkans the transition to democracy has proven to be difficult in spite of democratic ideals expressed in peace agreements.
    * * *

    Ex: In the Balkans the transition to democracy has proven to be difficult in spite of democratic ideals expressed in peace agreements.

    Spanish-English dictionary > acuerdo de paz

  • 16 afirmación tajante

    (n.) = protestation
    Ex. In spite of their protestations to the contrary, most bosses prefer subordinates whom they get along with, who cause them no anxiety, who quietly accept their decisions, who praise them.
    * * *

    Ex: In spite of their protestations to the contrary, most bosses prefer subordinates whom they get along with, who cause them no anxiety, who quietly accept their decisions, who praise them.

    Spanish-English dictionary > afirmación tajante

  • 17 aglomeración

    f.
    1 crowd, mass.
    2 agglomeration, conglomeration, accumulation, clump.
    3 cohesion.
    * * *
    1 agglomeration
    2 (de gente) crowd
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    * * *
    a) ( de gente)
    b) ( de tráfico) buildup
    * * *
    = overcrowding [over-crowding], agglomeration, agglomerate, crowding.
    Ex. We can learn from good shopwindow displays and from the best museums about such matters as grouping of books shown and the number included (clutter is ugly and overcrowding confuses the eye).
    Ex. These may be described perhaps as agglomerations of subjects for which there is literary warrant; indeed, they formed a part of Wyndham Hulme's argument for literary warrant.
    Ex. The latter plays an important role in that it is used as an anteriorizing symbol to give the notation for agglomerates.
    Ex. Nearly all librarians were enthusiastic about the drawing power of public access computers in spite of the drawbacks such as theft, noise and crowding.
    ----
    * horas de menos aglomeración = off-peak times.
    * producir aglomeraciones = cause + crowding.
    * seguridad en las aglomeraciones = crowd safety.
    * * *
    a) ( de gente)
    b) ( de tráfico) buildup
    * * *
    = overcrowding [over-crowding], agglomeration, agglomerate, crowding.

    Ex: We can learn from good shopwindow displays and from the best museums about such matters as grouping of books shown and the number included (clutter is ugly and overcrowding confuses the eye).

    Ex: These may be described perhaps as agglomerations of subjects for which there is literary warrant; indeed, they formed a part of Wyndham Hulme's argument for literary warrant.
    Ex: The latter plays an important role in that it is used as an anteriorizing symbol to give the notation for agglomerates.
    Ex: Nearly all librarians were enthusiastic about the drawing power of public access computers in spite of the drawbacks such as theft, noise and crowding.
    * horas de menos aglomeración = off-peak times.
    * producir aglomeraciones = cause + crowding.
    * seguridad en las aglomeraciones = crowd safety.

    * * *
    se produjo una aglomeración en torno a la estrella a crowd gathered around the star
    para evitar que se produzcan aglomeraciones en el centro de la ciudad to avoid buildups of traffic in the city center
    la mayoría vive en las aglomeraciones urbanas the majority live in the built-up urban areas
    * * *

    aglomeración sustantivo femenino
    a) ( de gente):


    para evitar las aglomeraciones to avoid crowding;
    las aglomeraciones urbanas the built-up urban areas

    aglomeración sustantivo femenino agglomeration
    (gentío) crowd
    ' aglomeración' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    bulla
    - hacinamiento
    English:
    crush
    * * *
    [de objetos, sustancia] build-up; [de gente] crowd;
    se esperan grandes aglomeraciones en el centro [de gente] huge crowds are expected in the centre;
    [de tráfico] a heavy build-up of traffic is expected in the centre aglomeración urbana urban sprawl
    * * *
    f de gente crowd
    * * *
    1) : conglomeration, mass
    2) gentío: crowd

    Spanish-English dictionary > aglomeración

  • 18 ajetreo

    m.
    1 running around, hard work (gestiones, molestias).
    2 hustle, rush, bustle, chores.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: ajetrear.
    * * *
    1 activity, bustle
    * * *
    SM (=actividad) hustle and bustle; (=labor) drudgery, hard work
    * * *
    masculino hustle and bustle
    * * *
    = bustle, flurry of activity, hustle and bustle, whirr of activity, hurly-burly, comings and goings.
    Ex. The overall plan of the library is to provide an atmosphere of spaciousness and calm, in contrast to the urban bustle outside = El proyecto general de la biblioteca es ofrecer un ambiente de amplitud y calma, en contraste con el bullicio urbano exterior.
    Ex. In all this flurry of activity in the early seventies public libraries were not only ignored but showed little interest, in spite of the fact that inroads were being made into their traditional library functions.
    Ex. The article ' Hustle and bustle or solemn silence?' argues that changes in society require a re-examination of the library's role.
    Ex. The wedding day morning is usually a whirr of activity -- everybody running here and there.
    Ex. No, the hurly-burly of politics holds no enchantment for me, I in fact have a deep rooted scepticism and I am disillusioned about politics.
    Ex. The Governor believes his comings and goings should be secret from taxpayers.
    * * *
    masculino hustle and bustle
    * * *
    = bustle, flurry of activity, hustle and bustle, whirr of activity, hurly-burly, comings and goings.

    Ex: The overall plan of the library is to provide an atmosphere of spaciousness and calm, in contrast to the urban bustle outside = El proyecto general de la biblioteca es ofrecer un ambiente de amplitud y calma, en contraste con el bullicio urbano exterior.

    Ex: In all this flurry of activity in the early seventies public libraries were not only ignored but showed little interest, in spite of the fact that inroads were being made into their traditional library functions.
    Ex: The article ' Hustle and bustle or solemn silence?' argues that changes in society require a re-examination of the library's role.
    Ex: The wedding day morning is usually a whirr of activity -- everybody running here and there.
    Ex: No, the hurly-burly of politics holds no enchantment for me, I in fact have a deep rooted scepticism and I am disillusioned about politics.
    Ex: The Governor believes his comings and goings should be secret from taxpayers.

    * * *
    con tanto ajetreo es imposible concentrarse it's impossible to concentrate with all this activity going on
    el ajetreo de los grandes almacenes the hustle and bustle of the department stores
    * * *

    Del verbo ajetrearse: ( conjugate ajetrearse)

    me ajetreo es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    se ajetreó es:

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

    ajetreo sustantivo masculino
    hustle and bustle;

    ajetreo sustantivo masculino activity, hard work, bustle

    ' ajetreo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    tejemaneje
    - vértigo
    - vorágine
    - trote
    English:
    bustle
    - hustle
    * * *
    con tanto ajetreo me olvidé de llamarle things were so hectic that I forgot to phone him;
    hoy hay mucho ajetreo en la oficina there's a lot going on o happening in the office today;
    el ajetreo de la ciudad the hustle and bustle of the city
    * * *
    m bustle
    * * *
    : hustle and bustle, fuss

    Spanish-English dictionary > ajetreo

  • 19 al

    al
    1→ link=a a
    \
    al + inf on + gerund
    me lo encontré al salir de casa I met him when I was leaving, I met him on leaving
    al quedarse sin dinero, tuvo que ponerse a trabajar when he ran out of money, he had to get down to work
    está al caer it's about to happen
    ————————
    al
    on + gerund
    me lo encontré al salir de casa I met him when I was leaving, I met him on leaving
    al quedarse sin dinero, tuvo que ponerse a trabajar when he ran out of money, he had to get down to work
    * * *
    cont.
    * * *
    * * *
    * * *
    ----
    * al abrigo de = on the lee side of.
    * al actuar de este modo = by so doing, in so doing, by doing so.
    * al agua = water-based, overboard.
    * al aire libre = open-air, outdoors, in the open, out of doors.
    * al alcance = within reach, within easy reach, within sight, within gunshot, within range.
    * al alcance de cualquiera = within anyone's reach, within anybody's reach.
    * al alcance de la mano = within arm's reach, within easy reach.
    * al alcance del oído = within earshot of.
    * al alcance de todos = within everybody's reach, within everyone's reach, accessible to everyone, accessible to everybody.
    * al amanecer = at the crack of dawn.
    * al amor de la lumbre = round-the-fireside.
    * al amparo de la noche = under cover of night.
    * al amparo de la oscuridad = under cover of darkness.
    * al analizar Algo más detenidamente = on closer examination, on closer inspection.
    * al anochecer = at twilight, at nightfall.
    * al año = per annum, per year.
    * al arrancar = at startup.
    * al atardecer = at twilight.
    * al azar = at random, by chance, haphazardly, indiscriminate, indiscriminately, random, randomly, pot luck, hit (and/or) miss, odd, by a fluke, by luck, by a stroke of (good) luck.
    * al borde de = on the verge of, on the brink of, at the side of, on the edge of.
    * al borde de la carretera = at the roadside, at the roadside.
    * al borde de la extinción = on the verge of extinction, on the edge of extinction.
    * al borde de la ley = on the edge of the law.
    * al borde del camino = at the roadside.
    * al borde del mar = at the seaside.
    * al caer la noche = at nightfall.
    * al calor de la lumbre = round-the-fireside.
    * al chi cuadrado = chi-squared.
    * al comenzar = at startup.
    * al comienzo = early on, at the outset, to start with, at startup.
    * al comienzo de = at the start (of), in the early days (of), at the outbreak of, at the onset of, early in.
    * al compás de = in tandem with, in unison with.
    * al contado = cash value.
    * al contrapunto = contrapuntal.
    * al contrario = vice versa, to the contrary, contrariwise, quite the opposite, quite the contrary, quite the reverse.
    * al corriente = in step, au courant, paid-up, in good standing.
    * al corriente de = in step with.
    * al cumplir la fecha = at term.
    * al descubierto = exposed, wide open.
    * al despuntar el alba = at the crack of dawn.
    * al despuntar el día = at the crack of dawn.
    * al día = in step, paid-up, in good standing.
    * al día de = in step with.
    * al día de hoy = as of today.
    * al día siguiente = the next day.
    * al dorso = overleaf.
    * al empezar = first off.
    * al entrar = on entry.
    * al escuchar = at the sound of.
    * al este de = east of.
    * al estilo de = a la, along the lines, in the mould of.
    * al estilo de los índices de materia = subject-type.
    * al estilo de + Nombre = in a + Nombre + sort of way.
    * al estilo militar = military-style.
    * al estudiar Algo más detenidamente = on closer examination, on closer inspection.
    * al examinar Algo de cerca = on closer examination, on closer inspection.
    * al + Expresión Temporal = a + Expresión Temporal.
    * al extremo = to the extreme.
    * al filo de = on the brink of, on the edge of, on the verge of.
    * al filo de la acera = kerbside [curbside, -USA], curbside [kerbside, -UK].
    * al fin = at last, at long last.
    * al final = in the end, eventually, in the final count, terminally, ultimately, at the end of the day.
    * al final (de) = at the end (of).
    * al final de cuentas = when all is said and done, after all is said and done.
    * al final del día = at the end of the day, at the close of the day.
    * al final de su mandato = lame duck.
    * al final resultó que = in the event.
    * al fin y al cabo = in the end, after all, all in all, after all is said and done, when all is said and done.
    * al fondo (de) = at the bottom (of).
    * al frente de = in the forefront of/in, at the forefront of.
    * al frente (de) = in charge (of).
    * al hacer esto = by so doing, in so doing, by doing so.
    * al igual que = as with, like, in common with, much as, equalling that, after the fashion of, so too, similar to, much like.
    * al igual que con todo en la vida = as with everything in life.
    * al igual que + Nombre = not unlike + Nombre.
    * al incluirse en = on admission to.
    * al + Infinitive = by + Gerundio.
    * al + Infinitivo = in + Gerundio, on + Gerundio, when + Gerundio, while + Gerundio, on + Nombre, upon + Gerundio, as + Nombre + Verbo, as + Sujeto + Verbo.
    * al infinito = ad infinitum.
    * al inicio = at startup.
    * al instante = on-the-fly, instantly, on the spot, straight away, on the double, in no time at all, in next to no time, in no time, while-you-wait [while-u-wait], right away, at once.
    * al intentar + Infinitivo = in the attempt to.
    * al lado de = beside, at the side of, by the side of.
    * al llegar = on arrival.
    * al loro = in the know.
    * al mando = in the saddle.
    * al mando (de) = at the helm (of), in charge (of).
    * al margen = on the sidelines, tangential.
    * al margen de = divorced from, untouched, outside the purview of, other than, in spite of, despite, although, despite the fact that, in spite of the fact that.
    * al margen de la ley = extra-judicial.
    * al máximo = to the full, to the utmost, to the hilt, to the extreme, at full stretch.
    * al mediodía = at midday, at high noon.
    * al mejor precio = at the best price.
    * al mejor precio posible = at the best possible price.
    * al menos = at least, at the very least.
    * al mes = per month.
    * al mismo nivel de = flush with.
    * al mismo nivel que = on a par with, in the same league as.
    * al mismo tiempo = at once, at the same time, concurrently, in the process, simultaneously, contemporaneously, at the same instant, in parallel, concomitantly, at the one time, all the while.
    * al mismo tiempo que = in parallel to/with, while, as the same time as, cum, in conjunction with.
    * al mismo tiempo que + Indicativo = whilst + Gerundio.
    * al modo de = a la.
    * al momento = while-you-wait [while-u-wait].
    * al nacer = at birth.
    * al norte de = north of.
    * al oeste de = west of.
    * al oír = at the sound of.
    * al óleo = oil-based.
    * al otro extremo = at the receiving end.
    * al otro lado de = across.
    * al otro lado de la barrera = on the other side of the fence.
    * al otro lado de la ciudad = cross-town.
    * al otro lado del mundo = half way (a)round the world.
    * al parecer = apparently, apparently, it seems that..., supposedly, allegedly, it appeared that....
    * al pie (de) = at the bottom (of), at the foot (of).
    * al pie de la letra = to the letter.
    * al pisar = underfoot.
    * al por mayor = in bulk.
    * al principio = at first, at the outset, early [earlier -comp., earliest -sup.], in the early years, originally, to start with, early on, at startup.
    * al principio de = at the beginning (of), at the dawn of, at the onset of, early in.
    * al principio de la imprenta = early printing.
    * al principio y al final = both ends.
    * al principio y al final de = at each end of.
    * al propio ritmo de Uno = in + Posesivo + own time, at + Posesivo + own pace.
    * al pulsar un botón = at the push of a button.
    * al que no se puede dejar de faltar = unmissable.
    * al que pertenece = parent.
    * al que se le hado mucha publicidad = heavily promoted.
    * al rayar el alba = at the crack of dawn.
    * al recibir = upon + receipt.
    * al respecto = in this connection, in this respect.
    * al revés = vice versa, in reverse, mirror-fashion, wrong way round, the, inside-out.
    * al romper el día = at the crack of dawn.
    * al servicio de = at the service of.
    * al servicio de la nación = uniformed.
    * al sol = in the sun.
    * al sur de = south of.
    * al tacto = to the touch.
    * al tanto = au fait, in the know, in step.
    * al tanto de = on the lookout for, on the alert for, in step with.
    * al teléfono = on the line.
    * al timón = in the saddle, at the wheel.
    * al timón (de) = at the helm (of).
    * al trasluz = against the light.
    * al unísono = in concert, unison, with one voice, in unison.
    * al unísono con = in unison with.
    * al usarse = in use.
    * al vapor = steamed.
    * al ver = at the sight of.
    * al volante = at the wheel.
    * al vuelo = on-the-fly.
    * * *
    * * *
    * al abrigo de = on the lee side of.
    * al actuar de este modo = by so doing, in so doing, by doing so.
    * al agua = water-based, overboard.
    * al aire libre = open-air, outdoors, in the open, out of doors.
    * al alcance = within reach, within easy reach, within sight, within gunshot, within range.
    * al alcance de = available at the fingertips of.
    * al alcance de cualquiera = within anyone's reach, within anybody's reach.
    * al alcance de la mano = within arm's reach, within easy reach.
    * al alcance del oído = within earshot of.
    * al alcance de todos = within everybody's reach, within everyone's reach, accessible to everyone, accessible to everybody.
    * al amanecer = at the crack of dawn.
    * al amor de la lumbre = round-the-fireside.
    * al amparo de la noche = under cover of night.
    * al amparo de la oscuridad = under cover of darkness.
    * al analizar Algo más detenidamente = on closer examination, on closer inspection.
    * al anochecer = at twilight, at nightfall.
    * al año = per annum, per year.
    * al arrancar = at startup.
    * al atardecer = at twilight.
    * al azar = at random, by chance, haphazardly, indiscriminate, indiscriminately, random, randomly, pot luck, hit (and/or) miss, odd, by a fluke, by luck, by a stroke of (good) luck.
    * al borde de = on the verge of, on the brink of, at the side of, on the edge of.
    * al borde de la carretera = at the roadside, at the roadside.
    * al borde de la extinción = on the verge of extinction, on the edge of extinction.
    * al borde de la ley = on the edge of the law.
    * al borde del camino = at the roadside.
    * al borde del mar = at the seaside.
    * al caer la noche = at nightfall.
    * al calor de la lumbre = round-the-fireside.
    * al chi cuadrado = chi-squared.
    * al comenzar = at startup.
    * al comienzo = early on, at the outset, to start with, at startup.
    * al comienzo de = at the start (of), in the early days (of), at the outbreak of, at the onset of, early in.
    * al compás de = in tandem with, in unison with.
    * al contado = cash value.
    * al contrapunto = contrapuntal.
    * al contrario = vice versa, to the contrary, contrariwise, quite the opposite, quite the contrary, quite the reverse.
    * al corriente = in step, au courant, paid-up, in good standing.
    * al corriente de = in step with.
    * al cumplir la fecha = at term.
    * al descubierto = exposed, wide open.
    * al despuntar el alba = at the crack of dawn.
    * al despuntar el día = at the crack of dawn.
    * al día = in step, paid-up, in good standing.
    * al día de = in step with.
    * al día de hoy = as of today.
    * al día siguiente = the next day.
    * al dorso = overleaf.
    * al empezar = first off.
    * al entrar = on entry.
    * al escuchar = at the sound of.
    * al este de = east of.
    * al estilo de = a la, along the lines, in the mould of.
    * al estilo de los índices de materia = subject-type.
    * al estilo de + Nombre = in a + Nombre + sort of way.
    * al estilo militar = military-style.
    * al estudiar Algo más detenidamente = on closer examination, on closer inspection.
    * al examinar Algo de cerca = on closer examination, on closer inspection.
    * al + Expresión Temporal = a + Expresión Temporal.
    * al extremo = to the extreme.
    * al filo de = on the brink of, on the edge of, on the verge of.
    * al filo de la acera = kerbside [curbside, -USA], curbside [kerbside, -UK].
    * al fin = at last, at long last.
    * al final = in the end, eventually, in the final count, terminally, ultimately, at the end of the day.
    * al final (de) = at the end (of).
    * al final de cuentas = when all is said and done, after all is said and done.
    * al final del día = at the end of the day, at the close of the day.
    * al final de su mandato = lame duck.
    * al final resultó que = in the event.
    * al fin y al cabo = in the end, after all, all in all, after all is said and done, when all is said and done.
    * al fondo (de) = at the bottom (of).
    * al frente de = in the forefront of/in, at the forefront of.
    * al frente (de) = in charge (of).
    * al hacer esto = by so doing, in so doing, by doing so.
    * al igual que = as with, like, in common with, much as, equalling that, after the fashion of, so too, similar to, much like.
    * al igual que con todo en la vida = as with everything in life.
    * al igual que + Nombre = not unlike + Nombre.
    * al incluirse en = on admission to.
    * al + Infinitive = by + Gerundio.
    * al + Infinitivo = in + Gerundio, on + Gerundio, when + Gerundio, while + Gerundio, on + Nombre, upon + Gerundio, as + Nombre + Verbo, as + Sujeto + Verbo.
    * al infinito = ad infinitum.
    * al inicio = at startup.
    * al instante = on-the-fly, instantly, on the spot, straight away, on the double, in no time at all, in next to no time, in no time, while-you-wait [while-u-wait], right away, at once.
    * al intentar + Infinitivo = in the attempt to.
    * al lado de = beside, at the side of, by the side of.
    * al llegar = on arrival.
    * al loro = in the know.
    * al mando = in the saddle.
    * al mando (de) = at the helm (of), in charge (of).
    * al margen = on the sidelines, tangential.
    * al margen de = divorced from, untouched, outside the purview of, other than, in spite of, despite, although, despite the fact that, in spite of the fact that.
    * al margen de la ley = extra-judicial.
    * al máximo = to the full, to the utmost, to the hilt, to the extreme, at full stretch.
    * al mediodía = at midday, at high noon.
    * al mejor precio = at the best price.
    * al mejor precio posible = at the best possible price.
    * al menos = at least, at the very least.
    * al mes = per month.
    * al mismo nivel de = flush with.
    * al mismo nivel que = on a par with, in the same league as.
    * al mismo tiempo = at once, at the same time, concurrently, in the process, simultaneously, contemporaneously, at the same instant, in parallel, concomitantly, at the one time, all the while.
    * al mismo tiempo que = in parallel to/with, while, as the same time as, cum, in conjunction with.
    * al mismo tiempo que + Indicativo = whilst + Gerundio.
    * al modo de = a la.
    * al momento = while-you-wait [while-u-wait].
    * al nacer = at birth.
    * al norte de = north of.
    * al oeste de = west of.
    * al oír = at the sound of.
    * al óleo = oil-based.
    * al otro extremo = at the receiving end.
    * al otro lado de = across.
    * al otro lado de la barrera = on the other side of the fence.
    * al otro lado de la ciudad = cross-town.
    * al otro lado del mundo = half way (a)round the world.
    * al parecer = apparently, apparently, it seems that..., supposedly, allegedly, it appeared that....
    * al pie (de) = at the bottom (of), at the foot (of).
    * al pie de la letra = to the letter.
    * al pisar = underfoot.
    * al por mayor = in bulk.
    * al principio = at first, at the outset, early [earlier -comp., earliest -sup.], in the early years, originally, to start with, early on, at startup.
    * al principio de = at the beginning (of), at the dawn of, at the onset of, early in.
    * al principio de la imprenta = early printing.
    * al principio y al final = both ends.
    * al principio y al final de = at each end of.
    * al propio ritmo de Uno = in + Posesivo + own time, at + Posesivo + own pace.
    * al pulsar un botón = at the push of a button.
    * al que no se puede dejar de faltar = unmissable.
    * al que pertenece = parent.
    * al que se le hado mucha publicidad = heavily promoted.
    * al rayar el alba = at the crack of dawn.
    * al recibir = upon + receipt.
    * al respecto = in this connection, in this respect.
    * al revés = vice versa, in reverse, mirror-fashion, wrong way round, the, inside-out.
    * al romper el día = at the crack of dawn.
    * al servicio de = at the service of.
    * al servicio de la nación = uniformed.
    * al sol = in the sun.
    * al sur de = south of.
    * al tacto = to the touch.
    * al tanto = au fait, in the know, in step.
    * al tanto de = on the lookout for, on the alert for, in step with.
    * al teléfono = on the line.
    * al timón = in the saddle, at the wheel.
    * al timón (de) = at the helm (of).
    * al trasluz = against the light.
    * al unísono = in concert, unison, with one voice, in unison.
    * al unísono con = in unison with.
    * al usarse = in use.
    * al vapor = steamed.
    * al ver = at the sight of.
    * al volante = at the wheel.
    * al vuelo = on-the-fly.
    * * *
    al
    contraction of a (↑ a 3) and el
    * * *

     

    al contraction of a and el
    al (contracción de a & el)
    1a
    2 (+ infinitivo) los invitados están al caer, the guests are about to arrive
    cierren la puerta al salir, close the door on leaving
    al parecer, apparently
    'al' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    A
    - abandonarse
    - abierta
    - abierto
    - abismo
    - abogada
    - abogado
    - abordaje
    - abrigar
    - abrigo
    - acalorada
    - acalorado
    - acceder
    - acecho
    - acertada
    - acertado
    - acomodar
    - acosar
    - acre
    - actual
    - adaptar
    - adicta
    - adicto
    - adiós
    - adscribir
    - adscribirse
    - agua
    - aire
    - ajillo
    - alcance
    - aleatoria
    - aleatorio
    - alimón
    - almacén
    - alquilar
    - alta
    - altar
    - alteza
    - alto
    - amanecer
    - amor
    - amparo
    - ancha
    - ancho
    - anochecer
    - antojarse
    - aparato
    - apercibirse
    - aprieto
    - arriar
    English:
    A
    - aboard
    - abreast
    - abroad
    - absolve
    - accessible
    - accompany
    - accustom
    - acquaint
    - across
    - address
    - adrift
    - advise
    - after
    - afterwards
    - agree
    - aim at
    - alarm
    - all
    - allocate
    - alongside
    - also
    - amenable
    - amends
    - analytic
    - analytical
    - anchor
    - another
    - antisocial
    - anyhow
    - appeal
    - applicant
    - appointment
    - apprehend
    - arm
    - Armageddon
    - arouse
    - as
    - ascend
    - aside
    - assume
    - asymmetric
    - asymmetrical
    - at
    - attendant
    - augment
    - authenticity
    - authoritarian
    - available
    - average
    * * *
    al ver a, el
    * * *
    al
    prp a y art el;
    al entrar on coming in, when we/they etc came in
    * * *
    al contraction of a and el art
    * * *
    al prep

    Spanish-English dictionary > al

  • 20 al margen de

    = divorced from, untouched, outside the purview of, other than, in spite of, despite, although, despite the fact that, in spite of the fact that
    Ex. Initially, however, we shall consider these phenomena as concepts in their own right, divorced from and unrelated to any particular discipline or context of study.
    Ex. Certainly the last thing we want is that books be shut up in tastefully decorated warehouses, watched over by highly trained storekeepers whose main purpose is to see that everything is kept tidily in its place and, as far as possible, untouched by human hands -- especially the sticky-fingered hands of marauding children.
    Ex. Administrative decisions, which are made behind the scenes sometimes outside the purview of a reference department or section, usually determine which reference services are offered.
    Ex. Non-book materials, then, may include any library information or resource centre materials, other than books or monographs.
    Ex. In spite of its inherent conservatism, the BM code favours direct entry.
    Ex. The scheme covers all knowledge, despite being special in purpose.
    Ex. These are the strengths of the Journal of Common Market Studies, although even this journal has a wider remit than its title suggest.
    Ex. Strangely enough, despite the fact that he was buddies with Henry Kissinger at Harvard, he is registered as a member of the Democratic Party.
    Ex. In spite of the fact that the investigation of the relationship of these two factors would be very important, there is still hardly any research done on this topic.
    * * *
    = divorced from, untouched, outside the purview of, other than, in spite of, despite, although, despite the fact that, in spite of the fact that

    Ex: Initially, however, we shall consider these phenomena as concepts in their own right, divorced from and unrelated to any particular discipline or context of study.

    Ex: Certainly the last thing we want is that books be shut up in tastefully decorated warehouses, watched over by highly trained storekeepers whose main purpose is to see that everything is kept tidily in its place and, as far as possible, untouched by human hands -- especially the sticky-fingered hands of marauding children.
    Ex: Administrative decisions, which are made behind the scenes sometimes outside the purview of a reference department or section, usually determine which reference services are offered.
    Ex: Non-book materials, then, may include any library information or resource centre materials, other than books or monographs.
    Ex: In spite of its inherent conservatism, the BM code favours direct entry.
    Ex: The scheme covers all knowledge, despite being special in purpose.
    Ex: These are the strengths of the Journal of Common Market Studies, although even this journal has a wider remit than its title suggest.
    Ex: Strangely enough, despite the fact that he was buddies with Henry Kissinger at Harvard, he is registered as a member of the Democratic Party.
    Ex: In spite of the fact that the investigation of the relationship of these two factors would be very important, there is still hardly any research done on this topic.

    Spanish-English dictionary > al margen de

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