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  • 1 armamento

    m.
    1 arms (armas).
    2 arming.
    3 armament, arms, weapons, armaments.
    * * *
    1 (acción) armament, arming
    1 (armas) armaments, arms
    * * *
    SM
    1) (Mil) armament

    armamentos — armaments, arms

    carrera 2)
    2) (Náut) fitting-out
    3) (Téc) framework
    * * *
    masculino armaments (pl)
    * * *
    = armoury [armory, -USA], weaponry, armament, munition, weapon, military hardware.
    Ex. Natural language indexing will certainly continue to be used as part of the retrieval armory in computer-based information systems.
    Ex. NACs see their role as champions of the inarticulate by either taking up their case or providing groups with the information weaponry to campaign for their rights.
    Ex. Power takes many forms -- wealth, armaments, civil authority etc., it is entropic, and in the community it exists in a basic equilibrium.
    Ex. Although national parks are perceived as pristine areas, many are dumping grounds for hazardous materials - everything from industrial toxins to unexploded munitions.
    Ex. Care must be exercised in seeing that these teaching aids do not become weapons to browbeat with.
    Ex. In effect we deputized him to maintain stability in the gulf and promised to sell Iran almost any military hardware the shah desired.
    ----
    * armamento bioquímico = bioweapon.
    * armamento letal = lethal weaponry.
    * armamento militar = military hardware.
    * armamento no letal = non-lethal weaponry.
    * armamento nuclear = nuclear weapons.
    * control del armamento = arms control.
    * * *
    masculino armaments (pl)
    * * *
    = armoury [armory, -USA], weaponry, armament, munition, weapon, military hardware.

    Ex: Natural language indexing will certainly continue to be used as part of the retrieval armory in computer-based information systems.

    Ex: NACs see their role as champions of the inarticulate by either taking up their case or providing groups with the information weaponry to campaign for their rights.
    Ex: Power takes many forms -- wealth, armaments, civil authority etc., it is entropic, and in the community it exists in a basic equilibrium.
    Ex: Although national parks are perceived as pristine areas, many are dumping grounds for hazardous materials - everything from industrial toxins to unexploded munitions.
    Ex: Care must be exercised in seeing that these teaching aids do not become weapons to browbeat with.
    Ex: In effect we deputized him to maintain stability in the gulf and promised to sell Iran almost any military hardware the shah desired.
    * armamento bioquímico = bioweapon.
    * armamento letal = lethal weaponry.
    * armamento militar = military hardware.
    * armamento no letal = non-lethal weaponry.
    * armamento nuclear = nuclear weapons.
    * control del armamento = arms control.

    * * *
    armaments (pl)
    * * *

    armamento sustantivo masculino
    armaments (pl)
    armamento sustantivo masculino armaments pl
    ' armamento' also found in these entries:
    English:
    armament
    - hard
    - weaponry
    * * *
    1. [armas] arms;
    armamento ligero/pesado light/heavy weaponry;
    el armamento nuclear de un país a country's nuclear arsenal
    2. [acción] arming
    * * *
    m armaments pl
    * * *
    : armament, arms pl, weaponry
    * * *
    armamento n arms

    Spanish-English dictionary > armamento

  • 2 defender + Posesivo + caso

    (v.) = take up + Posesivo + case
    Ex. NACs see their role as champions of the inarticulate by either taking up their case or providing groups with the information weaponry to campaign for their rights.
    * * *
    (v.) = take up + Posesivo + case

    Ex: NACs see their role as champions of the inarticulate by either taking up their case or providing groups with the information weaponry to campaign for their rights.

    Spanish-English dictionary > defender + Posesivo + caso

  • 3 defensor

    adj.
    defending.
    m.
    1 defender, supporter, advocate, champion.
    2 counsel for the defense, lawyer, defense lawyer, legist.
    * * *
    1 defending
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 defender
    2 DERECHO counsel for the defence (US defense)
    \
    * * *
    (f. - defensora)
    noun
    * * *
    defensor, -a
    1. SM / F
    1) (=protector) [de territorio, intereses] defender; [de causa, idea, derechos] defender, champion
    2) (Jur) defence lawyer, defense attorney o lawyer (EEUU)

    el defensor interrogó al testigocounsel for the defence o defending counsel cross-examined the witness

    3) (Dep) [de título] defender
    2. ADJ
    1) (=protector)
    2) (Jur)

    abogado defensor — defence lawyer, defense attorney o lawyer (EEUU)

    * * *
    I
    - sora adjetivo
    a) < ejército> defending (before n)
    b) (Der) < abogado> defense* (before n)
    II
    - sora masculino, femenino
    a) (Mil) defender
    b) ( de una causa) champion
    c) (Der) defense counsel (AmE), defence lawyer (BrE)
    * * *
    = advocate, defendant, proponent, respondent, champion, defender, supporter, apologist, backer, crusader, freedom fighter, torchbearer [torch bearer], campaigner, standard-bearer.
    Ex. Sanford Berman has been an early, continuing, and outspoken advocate of user-oriented cataloging service.
    Ex. A respondent is a candidate for a degree who, in an academic disputation, defends or opposes a thesis proposed by the praeses (q.v.); also called the defendant.
    Ex. The proponents do provide for an author added entry to show what the library has by an author.
    Ex. A respondent is a candidate for a degree who, in an academic disputation, defends or opposes a thesis proposed by the praeses (q.v.); also called the defendant.
    Ex. NACs see their role as champions of the inarticulate by either taking up their case or providing groups with the information weaponry to campaign for their rights.
    Ex. It is very difficult to think of discreditable activities associated with books apart from the writing and selling of pornography and even that has its defenders.
    Ex. Then, a series of unfortunate circumstances (the outbreak of the war, family problems) deprived the project of its promoter and most passionate supporter.
    Ex. At the present time the misunderstandings that still persist, even among those who should know better, oblige any apologist of reference work to go out of his way to make clear what reference work is not.
    Ex. The author urges librarians and library backers to be more assertive in their requests for funding.
    Ex. This article reviews the work of Professor Kaula, the staunch crusader of librarianship in India.
    Ex. As a freedom fighter at the end of World War 2 he resisted Dutch efforts to regain control of their former colony.
    Ex. The mission of college libraries in India is to shoulder the responsibilities of a torch bearer.
    Ex. He was a tireless campaigner for high professional standards.
    Ex. He was a rebel and an anti-establishment standard-bearer of intellectualism and internationalism.
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    * abogado defensor = defence attorney [defense attorney, -USA].
    * defensor de la ecología = eco-warrior.
    * defensor de la paz = peace activist.
    * defensor de la prohibición del aborto = pro-lifer.
    * defensor de la vida humana = pro-lifer.
    * defensor de los derechos de los animales = animal rights activist.
    * defensor de los derechos de los animales = animal rights campaigner.
    * defensor de los derechos de los ciudadanos = citizen activist.
    * defensor de los derechos humanos = human rights activist, human rights campaigner.
    * defensor de los intereses del ciudadano = watchdog.
    * defensor del pueblo = ombudsman [ombudsmen, -pl.].
    * defensor ecológico = eco-warrior.
    * defensor e impulsor = booster.
    * defensor incodicional = stalwart.
    * grupo defensor = interest group.
    * * *
    I
    - sora adjetivo
    a) < ejército> defending (before n)
    b) (Der) < abogado> defense* (before n)
    II
    - sora masculino, femenino
    a) (Mil) defender
    b) ( de una causa) champion
    c) (Der) defense counsel (AmE), defence lawyer (BrE)
    * * *
    = advocate, defendant, proponent, respondent, champion, defender, supporter, apologist, backer, crusader, freedom fighter, torchbearer [torch bearer], campaigner, standard-bearer.

    Ex: Sanford Berman has been an early, continuing, and outspoken advocate of user-oriented cataloging service.

    Ex: A respondent is a candidate for a degree who, in an academic disputation, defends or opposes a thesis proposed by the praeses (q.v.); also called the defendant.
    Ex: The proponents do provide for an author added entry to show what the library has by an author.
    Ex: A respondent is a candidate for a degree who, in an academic disputation, defends or opposes a thesis proposed by the praeses (q.v.); also called the defendant.
    Ex: NACs see their role as champions of the inarticulate by either taking up their case or providing groups with the information weaponry to campaign for their rights.
    Ex: It is very difficult to think of discreditable activities associated with books apart from the writing and selling of pornography and even that has its defenders.
    Ex: Then, a series of unfortunate circumstances (the outbreak of the war, family problems) deprived the project of its promoter and most passionate supporter.
    Ex: At the present time the misunderstandings that still persist, even among those who should know better, oblige any apologist of reference work to go out of his way to make clear what reference work is not.
    Ex: The author urges librarians and library backers to be more assertive in their requests for funding.
    Ex: This article reviews the work of Professor Kaula, the staunch crusader of librarianship in India.
    Ex: As a freedom fighter at the end of World War 2 he resisted Dutch efforts to regain control of their former colony.
    Ex: The mission of college libraries in India is to shoulder the responsibilities of a torch bearer.
    Ex: He was a tireless campaigner for high professional standards.
    Ex: He was a rebel and an anti-establishment standard-bearer of intellectualism and internationalism.
    * abogado defensor = defence attorney [defense attorney, -USA].
    * defensor de la ecología = eco-warrior.
    * defensor de la paz = peace activist.
    * defensor de la prohibición del aborto = pro-lifer.
    * defensor de la vida humana = pro-lifer.
    * defensor de los derechos de los animales = animal rights activist.
    * defensor de los derechos de los animales = animal rights campaigner.
    * defensor de los derechos de los ciudadanos = citizen activist.
    * defensor de los derechos humanos = human rights activist, human rights campaigner.
    * defensor de los intereses del ciudadano = watchdog.
    * defensor del pueblo = ombudsman [ombudsmen, -pl.].
    * defensor ecológico = eco-warrior.
    * defensor e impulsor = booster.
    * defensor incodicional = stalwart.
    * grupo defensor = interest group.

    * * *
    1 ‹ejército› defending ( before n)
    2 ( Der) ‹abogado› defense* ( before n)
    3
    (partidario): los delegados defensores del cambio the delegates in favor of o who advocate change
    masculine, feminine
    1 ( Mil) defender
    2 (de una causa) champion
    un defensor de nuestros recursos naturales a defender o champion of our natural resources
    un defensor de la fe a defender of the faith
    3 ( Der) defense counsel ( AmE), defence lawyer ( BrE)
    Compuestos:
    (CR) ombudsman
    ombudsman Defensor del pueblo (↑ defensor a1)
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    defensor
    ◊ - sora adjetivo


    b) (Der) ‹ abogado› defense( conjugate defense) ( before n)

    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino
    a) (Mil) defender


    c) (Der) defense counsel (AmE), defence lawyer (BrE)

    defensor,-ora sustantivo masculino y femenino defender
    abogado defensor, counsel for the defence
    el defensor del pueblo, the ombudsman
    ' defensor' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abanderada
    - abanderado
    - abogada
    - abogado
    - defensora
    - entusiasta
    - incondicional
    - paladín
    - acérrimo
    - ardiente
    - ferviente
    - guardián
    - protector
    English:
    advocate
    - campaigner
    - champion
    - consumer advocate
    - defender
    - ombudsman
    - proponent
    - protector
    - counsel
    - exponent
    - guardian
    * * *
    defensor, -ora
    adj
    1. [en tribunal]
    abogado defensor counsel for the defence
    2. [partidario]
    siempre fue defensor de una legislación más dura he always advocated tougher legislation;
    asociaciones defensoras de los consumidores consumer o consumers' associations
    nm,f
    1. [de ideal, persona] defender;
    [adalid] champion;
    un gran defensor de la paz a great campaigner for peace
    defensor del lector [en periódico] = person who represents the readership of a newspaper and deals with their complaints against the newspaper;
    defensor de oficio court-appointed defence lawyer;
    Esp defensor del pueblo ombudsman;
    defensor del soldado = public body created to defend the rights of soldiers, especially young soldiers doing military service
    2. [abogado] counsel for the defence
    * * *
    1 defender, champion;
    defensor de la naturaleza environmentalist
    2 JUR defense lawyer, Br
    defending counsel
    * * *
    defensor, - sora adj
    : defending, defense
    1) : defender, advocate
    2) : defense counsel

    Spanish-English dictionary > defensor

  • 4 dificultad

    f.
    1 difficulty.
    el grado de dificultad de los exámenes the degree of difficulty of the exams
    2 problem.
    la dificultad está en hacerlo sin mojarse los pies the difficult thing is to do it without getting your feet wet
    encontrar dificultades to run into trouble o problems
    pasar por dificultades to suffer hardship
    3 hardness, not easiness.
    imperat.
    2nd person plural (vosotros/ustedes) Imperative of Spanish verb: dificultar.
    * * *
    1 difficulty
    2 (obstáculo) obstacle; (problema) trouble, problem
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=obstáculo) difficulty
    2) (=problema) difficulty

    no hay dificultad para aceptar que... — there is no difficulty about accepting that...

    3) (=objeción) objection
    * * *
    a) ( cualidad de difícil) difficulty
    b) ( problema)

    superar or vencer dificultades — to overcome difficulties

    * * *
    = difficulty, rough spot, snag, hardness, hiccup, crunch, challenge, hassle, rub, kink.
    Ex. UDC is widely used despite the difficulties in keeping the schedules up to date.
    Ex. But despite the many catalog worlds, and herein lies the rub -- or at least a rough spot -- we have been proceeding on the assumption that the catalog exists in the form of the data distributed by the Library of Congress.
    Ex. Another snag was the existence of entrenched divergent cataloguing habits among the multinational staff, not to mention their fear of the unknown = Otro problema era la existencia de hábitos de catalogación divergentes y ya arraigados entre el personal multinacional, por no mencionar su miedo hacia lo desconocido.
    Ex. Hardness and the penetration of the ink layer into the paper were also measured = También se midió la solidez y la penetración de la tinta en el papel.
    Ex. The book 'The Last Hiccup of the Old Demographic Regime' examines the impact of epidemics and disease on population growth in the late seventeenth century.
    Ex. The author of the article 'The crunch and academic library services: a personal view' believes that inflation is one of the underlying causes of the crisis in university libraries.
    Ex. The duration of the cycle varies markedly from institution to institution, dependent upon the adaptability of the institutional structure to challenge and change.
    Ex. The article is entitled 'How to implement electronic subscriptions replacing the routing list hassle'.
    Ex. But as elegant and efficient as this seems, this strategy has a rub - you've got to have technology to track shipments, since you're ultimately responsible for purchases, warranties and returns.
    Ex. However, like any emerging technology, there are still a few kinks in the system.
    ----
    * afrontar una dificultad = front + difficulty.
    * ahí está la dificultad = herein lies the rub, there's the rub.
    * aprobar sin dificultad = sail through + exam.
    * avanzar con dificultad = wade through, limp, slog along, plod (along/through).
    * avanzar con gran dificultad = grind on.
    * caminar con dificultad = plod (along/through).
    * causar dificultad = cause + difficulty.
    * clasificado por nivel de dificultad = graded.
    * con dificultad = laboriously, with difficulty.
    * con dificultades = in difficulties.
    * conducir o andar con cuidado debido a la dificultad existente = navigate.
    * con gran dificultad = with great difficulty.
    * conseguir con dificultad = eke out.
    * dificultad + afectar = difficulty + dog.
    * dificultad + apremiar = difficulty + dog.
    * dificultad económica = fiscal exigency, financial exigency.
    * dificultad + encontrarse = difficulty + lie.
    * dificultades = crisis [crises, -pl.].
    * dificultades + agravarse = difficulties + exacerbate.
    * dificultades + aquejar = difficulties + beset.
    * dificultades de aprendizaje = learning difficulties.
    * dificultades económicas = fiscal constraints, fiscal adversity, economic adversity.
    * dificultades presupuestarias = budget adversity.
    * dificultad presupuestaria = budget crunch.
    * dificultad + surgir = difficulty + arise.
    * dificultad técnica = technical difficulty.
    * encontrar dificultades = encounter + difficulties, encounter + limitations.
    * encontrarse con dificultades = run up against + difficulties.
    * encontrarse en dificultades = find + Reflexivo + in difficulties.
    * en dificultades = stranded.
    * enfrentarse con una dificultad = face + difficulty.
    * entrañar dificultad = present + difficulty.
    * esa es la dificultad = herein lies the rub, there's the rub.
    * estar en dificultades = be in trouble.
    * forma de evitar una dificultad = way (a)round + difficulty.
    * fórmula para la dificultad de lectura = reading formula.
    * funcionar con dificultad = labour [labor, -USA].
    * ganar con dificultad = eke out.
    * ganar sin ninguna dificultad = beat + Nombre + hands down, win + hands down.
    * hacer Algo con dificultad = muddle through, plod (along/through).
    * indicar las dificultades = note + difficulties.
    * insertar con dificultad = squeeze in/into.
    * leer con dificultad = wade through.
    * meter con dificultad = squeeze in/into.
    * mitigar una dificultad = alleviate + difficulty.
    * pasar dificultades = struggle, be under strain, bear + hardship, have + a difficult time, experience + difficult times, pass through + difficult times, face + difficult times.
    * pasar por muchas dificultades = be to hell and back.
    * plantear dificultad = pose + difficulty.
    * plantear dificultades = raise + difficulties.
    * poner en dificultades = put + Nombre + in difficulties.
    * presentar dificultad = present + difficulty.
    * progresar con dificultad = thread through.
    * respirar con dificultad = gasp for + breath, wheeze.
    * señalar las dificultades = note + difficulties.
    * sin dificultad = without difficulty.
    * sin dificultad alguna = without a hitch.
    * sin mucha dificultad = painlessly.
    * superar una dificultad = overcome + difficulty, get over + difficulty.
    * surgir una dificultad = arise + difficulty.
    * tener dificultad = struggle, experience + difficulty, be hard pressed.
    * tener dificultad de + Infinitivo = have + difficulty + Gerundio, have + difficulty in + Gerundio.
    * tener dificultad en + Verbo = be at pains to + Infinitivo.
    * tener dificultades = have + a hard time, have + a tough time.
    * toparse con dificultades = run up against + difficulties.
    * tropezar con dificultades = run into + difficulties.
    * * *
    a) ( cualidad de difícil) difficulty
    b) ( problema)

    superar or vencer dificultades — to overcome difficulties

    * * *
    = difficulty, rough spot, snag, hardness, hiccup, crunch, challenge, hassle, rub, kink.

    Ex: UDC is widely used despite the difficulties in keeping the schedules up to date.

    Ex: But despite the many catalog worlds, and herein lies the rub -- or at least a rough spot -- we have been proceeding on the assumption that the catalog exists in the form of the data distributed by the Library of Congress.
    Ex: Another snag was the existence of entrenched divergent cataloguing habits among the multinational staff, not to mention their fear of the unknown = Otro problema era la existencia de hábitos de catalogación divergentes y ya arraigados entre el personal multinacional, por no mencionar su miedo hacia lo desconocido.
    Ex: Hardness and the penetration of the ink layer into the paper were also measured = También se midió la solidez y la penetración de la tinta en el papel.
    Ex: The book 'The Last Hiccup of the Old Demographic Regime' examines the impact of epidemics and disease on population growth in the late seventeenth century.
    Ex: The author of the article 'The crunch and academic library services: a personal view' believes that inflation is one of the underlying causes of the crisis in university libraries.
    Ex: The duration of the cycle varies markedly from institution to institution, dependent upon the adaptability of the institutional structure to challenge and change.
    Ex: The article is entitled 'How to implement electronic subscriptions replacing the routing list hassle'.
    Ex: But as elegant and efficient as this seems, this strategy has a rub - you've got to have technology to track shipments, since you're ultimately responsible for purchases, warranties and returns.
    Ex: However, like any emerging technology, there are still a few kinks in the system.
    * afrontar una dificultad = front + difficulty.
    * ahí está la dificultad = herein lies the rub, there's the rub.
    * aprobar sin dificultad = sail through + exam.
    * avanzar con dificultad = wade through, limp, slog along, plod (along/through).
    * avanzar con gran dificultad = grind on.
    * caminar con dificultad = plod (along/through).
    * causar dificultad = cause + difficulty.
    * clasificado por nivel de dificultad = graded.
    * con dificultad = laboriously, with difficulty.
    * con dificultades = in difficulties.
    * conducir o andar con cuidado debido a la dificultad existente = navigate.
    * con gran dificultad = with great difficulty.
    * conseguir con dificultad = eke out.
    * dificultad + afectar = difficulty + dog.
    * dificultad + apremiar = difficulty + dog.
    * dificultad económica = fiscal exigency, financial exigency.
    * dificultad + encontrarse = difficulty + lie.
    * dificultades = crisis [crises, -pl.].
    * dificultades + agravarse = difficulties + exacerbate.
    * dificultades + aquejar = difficulties + beset.
    * dificultades de aprendizaje = learning difficulties.
    * dificultades económicas = fiscal constraints, fiscal adversity, economic adversity.
    * dificultades presupuestarias = budget adversity.
    * dificultad presupuestaria = budget crunch.
    * dificultad + surgir = difficulty + arise.
    * dificultad técnica = technical difficulty.
    * encontrar dificultades = encounter + difficulties, encounter + limitations.
    * encontrarse con dificultades = run up against + difficulties.
    * encontrarse en dificultades = find + Reflexivo + in difficulties.
    * en dificultades = stranded.
    * enfrentarse con una dificultad = face + difficulty.
    * entrañar dificultad = present + difficulty.
    * esa es la dificultad = herein lies the rub, there's the rub.
    * estar en dificultades = be in trouble.
    * forma de evitar una dificultad = way (a)round + difficulty.
    * fórmula para la dificultad de lectura = reading formula.
    * funcionar con dificultad = labour [labor, -USA].
    * ganar con dificultad = eke out.
    * ganar sin ninguna dificultad = beat + Nombre + hands down, win + hands down.
    * hacer Algo con dificultad = muddle through, plod (along/through).
    * indicar las dificultades = note + difficulties.
    * insertar con dificultad = squeeze in/into.
    * leer con dificultad = wade through.
    * meter con dificultad = squeeze in/into.
    * mitigar una dificultad = alleviate + difficulty.
    * pasar dificultades = struggle, be under strain, bear + hardship, have + a difficult time, experience + difficult times, pass through + difficult times, face + difficult times.
    * pasar por muchas dificultades = be to hell and back.
    * plantear dificultad = pose + difficulty.
    * plantear dificultades = raise + difficulties.
    * poner en dificultades = put + Nombre + in difficulties.
    * presentar dificultad = present + difficulty.
    * progresar con dificultad = thread through.
    * respirar con dificultad = gasp for + breath, wheeze.
    * señalar las dificultades = note + difficulties.
    * sin dificultad = without difficulty.
    * sin dificultad alguna = without a hitch.
    * sin mucha dificultad = painlessly.
    * superar una dificultad = overcome + difficulty, get over + difficulty.
    * surgir una dificultad = arise + difficulty.
    * tener dificultad = struggle, experience + difficulty, be hard pressed.
    * tener dificultad de + Infinitivo = have + difficulty + Gerundio, have + difficulty in + Gerundio.
    * tener dificultad en + Verbo = be at pains to + Infinitivo.
    * tener dificultades = have + a hard time, have + a tough time.
    * toparse con dificultades = run up against + difficulties.
    * tropezar con dificultades = run into + difficulties.

    * * *
    un ejercicio de escasa dificultad a fairly easy exercise
    el grado de dificultad de la prueba the degree of difficulty of the test
    respira con dificultad his breathing is labored, he has difficulty breathing
    2 (problema) difficulty
    superar or vencer dificultades to overcome difficulties
    ¿tuviste alguna dificultad para encontrar la casa? did you have any trouble o difficulty finding the house?
    tiene dificultades en hacerse entender she has difficulty in o she has problems making herself understood
    la dificultad está en hacerlo en el mínimo de tiempo the difficult o hard part is to do it in the shortest possible time
    pasamos muchas dificultades, pero salimos adelante we had a lot of problems, but we came through it all
    me pusieron muchas dificultades para entrar they made it very hard for me to get in
    * * *

     

    Del verbo dificultar: ( conjugate dificultar)

    dificultad es:

    2ª persona plural (vosotros) imperativo

    Multiple Entries:
    dificultad    
    dificultar
    dificultad sustantivo femenino
    difficulty;

    tiene dificultades en hacerse entender she has difficulty in making herself understood;
    me pusieron muchas dificultades para entrar they made it very hard for me to get in;
    meterse en dificultades to get into difficulties
    dificultar ( conjugate dificultar) verbo transitivo
    to make … difficult
    dificultad sustantivo femenino
    1 difficulty
    2 (penalidad, contrariedad) trouble, problem
    dificultades económicas, financial problems

    ' dificultad' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    coja
    - cojo
    - elevarse
    - encarar
    - escollo
    - evadir
    - fatiga
    - impedimento
    - infranqueable
    - intríngulis
    - necesidad
    - nudo
    - obstáculo
    - pena
    - remontar
    - retroceder
    - salir
    - salvar
    - tela
    - tumbo
    - vencer
    - apuro
    - complicación
    - confrontar
    - contra
    - contrariedad
    - encontrar
    - esquivar
    - insuperable
    - miga
    - ofrecer
    - pantano
    - pega
    - pero
    - presentar
    - radicar
    - sortear
    - subsanar
    - superar
    - surgir
    - traba
    - tropezar
    English:
    difficulty
    - experience
    - extricate
    - gasp
    - hassle
    - hitch
    - hobble
    - inarticulate
    - iron out
    - job
    - manage
    - painless
    - squash in
    - struggle
    - struggle along
    - struggle on
    - tongue-tied
    - trial
    - trouble
    - trudge
    - considerable
    - difficult
    - grade
    - hiccup
    - pit
    - scramble
    - wheeze
    - wriggle
    * * *
    1. [cualidad de difícil] difficulty;
    caminaba con dificultad she walked with difficulty;
    el grado o [m5] nivel de dificultad de los exámenes the degree o level of difficulty of the exams;
    un ejercicio de gran dificultad a very difficult exercise
    2. [obstáculo] problem;
    todo son dificultades con ella she sees everything as a problem;
    la dificultad está en hacerlo sin mojarse los pies the difficult thing is to do it without getting your feet wet;
    encontrar dificultades to run into trouble o problems;
    poner dificultades to raise objections;
    nos puso muchas dificultades para entrevistarlo he put no end of obstacles in our way when we wanted to interview him;
    superar o [m5] vencer las dificultades to overcome the difficulties;
    ¿tuviste alguna dificultad para dar con la calle? did you have any difficulty finding the street?
    3. [penalidad]
    pasar por dificultades to suffer hardship
    * * *
    f difficulty;
    con dificultades with difficulty;
    poner dificultades make it difficult
    * * *
    : difficulty
    * * *
    1. (concepto) difficulty [pl. difficulties]
    2. (problema) problem

    Spanish-English dictionary > dificultad

  • 5 el2

    = the, ye.
    Ex. The first institute, 'The Catalog: Its Nature and Prospects,' was held in New York City on October 9 and 10, 1975.
    Ex. The article 'Ye olde smart card' presents an annotated list of information sources on the credit card industry.
    ----
    * a lo extremo = to the extreme.
    * aunque no lo creas = believe it or not.
    * barrio de los ricos = upper town.
    * de los mejores = as good as any.
    * el abuelo de = the granddaddy of.
    * el acabose = the last straw.
    * el alcance = comprehensiveness.
    * el amor de + Posesivo + vida = the love of + Posesivo + life.
    * el año próximo = the year ahead.
    * el arte de = the art of, the fine art of.
    * el ataque es la mejor defensa = attack is the best form of defence.
    * el auténtico = the real McCoy.
    * el beneficio de la duda = the benefit of the doubt.
    * el bien de = the good of.
    * el buenazo de + Nombre = good old + Nombre.
    * el bueno de + Nombre = good old + Nombre.
    * el camino a seguir = the way ahead, the way to go.
    * el camino correcto = the way ahead, the way to go.
    * el camino hacia + Nombre + está lleno de + Nombre = the road (to/towards) + Nombre + is paved with + Nombre.
    * el camino hacia + Nombre + está plagado de + Nombre = the road (to/towards) + Nombre + is paved with + Nombre.
    * el camino por recorrer = the way ahead.
    * el camino que lleva a = a/the doorway to.
    * el camino recorrido = the road travelled so far.
    * el camino se hace andando = actions speak louder than words.
    * el centro de atención + ser = all eyes + be + on.
    * el charco = the big pond.
    * el ciudadano de a pie = the average Joe.
    * el ciudadano medio = the average Joe.
    * el cliente siempre tiene la razón = the customer is always right.
    * el colmo = the last straw.
    * el consejo de otra persona = a second opinion.
    * el copón = the dog's bollocks, the bee's knees, the cat's meow, the cat's pyjamas, the cat's whiskers.
    * el corazón de = the heart of.
    * el crecimiento de = the rising tide of.
    * el cual = which.
    * el de = that in, that of.
    * el diablo está en los detalles = the devil (is/lives) in the details.
    * el día del Juicio Final = the Day of Judgement.
    * El Diluvio = the Flood.
    * el dinero es el origen de todos los males = money is the root of all evil.
    * el dinero es la fuente de todos los males = money is the root of all evil.
    * el dinero mueve al mundo = money makes the world go (a)round.
    * el dinero no crece en los árboles = money doesn't grow on trees.
    * el doble = twice + as many.
    * el doble de = twice + the number of.
    * El Dorado = El Dorado.
    * el enemigo en casa = the enemy within.
    * el entonces + Nombre = the then + Nombre.
    * el espíritu de la época = the spirit of the times.
    * el estado de las cosas = the lay of the land [the lie of the land, -UK].
    * el evitar = avoidance.
    * el éxito genera éxito = success breeds success (SBS).
    * el éxito llama al éxito = success breeds success (SBS).
    * el final de = the close of.
    * el final de los problemas = the light at the end of the tunnel.
    * el fin del mundo = the ends of the earth.
    * el fin de semana = over the weekend, at the weekend.
    * el fin de todos los fines = the end of all ends.
    * el fin justifica los medios = the end justifies the means.
    * el fruto de + Nombre = the fruit of + Nombre.
    * el futuro = the way ahead, the way of the future.
    * el futuro + estar + justo a la vuelta de la esquina = the future + be + just around the corner.
    * el Gato con Botas = Puss in Boots.
    * el grado de = the extent of.
    * el grado de + Nombre = the breadth and depth of + Nombre.
    * el grado en que = the extent to which.
    * el gran hermano = big brother.
    * el guapo de + Nombre = good old + Nombre.
    * el hecho es que = fact is, the fact is (that).
    * el hecho es que... = the fact of the matter is that....
    * el hombre de la calle = the average Joe.
    * el hombre no es una isla = no man is an island.
    * el hombre propone y Dios dispone = Man proposes, God disposes.
    * el impulsor de = the power behind.
    * el interés público = the public interest.
    * El Juicio Final = The Last Judgement.
    * el lastre de = the shackles of.
    * el llevar = carrying.
    * el lugar que le corresponde a = the due place of.
    * El Mago de Oz = The Wizard of Oz, The Wizard of Oz.
    * el más = all-time.
    * el más + Adjetivo = the most + Adjetivo.
    * el más allá = hereafter.
    * el más bajo = rock-bottom.
    * el más favorito del mes = pick of the month.
    * el más leído = the most widely read.
    * el más recomendado = best of breed, the.
    * el Mediterráneo = Mediterranean Sea, the, the Med.
    * el mejor = best of breed, the.
    * el mejor de todos = the cream of the crop, crème de la crème.
    * el mejor hasta ahora = the best yet.
    * el mejor modo de = the best way of.
    * el mejor momento de todos = the time of all times.
    * el mejor + Nombre = the best available + Nombre.
    * el mejor que ha hecho hasta ahora = Posesivo + best yet.
    * el mentir = lying.
    * el mes pasado = last month.
    * el mío = mine.
    * el mismo + Nombre (+ que) = every bit as much + Nombre (+ as).
    * el mismo número = as many.
    * el modo como = the way in which.
    * el modo de = the way in which.
    * el modo de + Infinitivo = the way to go about + Gerundio.
    * el momento preciso = the point in time at which.
    * el motor de = the power behind.
    * el movimiento se demuestra andando = actions speak louder than words.
    * el muerto al hoyo y el vivo al bollo = dead men have no friends.
    * el mundo de las noticias = newsmaking.
    * el mundo en la palma de la mano = the world in the palm of + Posesivo + hand.
    * el mundo está a sus pies = the world is + Posesivo + oyster.
    * el mundo es un pañuelo = it's a small world.
    * el + Nombre + correcto al + Nombre + adecuado en el momento oportuno = the right + Nombre + to the right + Nombre + at the right time.
    * el + Nombre + es inestimable = the + Nombre + cannot be overestimated.
    * el + Nombre + más completo = the + Nombre + to end all + Nombre.
    * el no va más = the be all and end all, the bee's knees, the cat's pyjamas, the cat's meow, the cat's whiskers, the dog's bollocks.
    * el nuevo aspecto de = the changing face of, the changing nature of.
    * el orgullo de = showpiece.
    * el otro lado de la barrera = the other side of the fence.
    * el padre de = the father of.
    * el pan nuestro de cada día = all in a day's work.
    * el paso del tiempo = the passage of time, the sands of time.
    * el peor de todos = the worst of the lot.
    * el perro es el mejor amigo del hombre = a dog is man's best friend.
    * el peso de = brunt of, the.
    * el populacho = the great unwashed.
    * el porqué de = the reason behind, the thinking behind, the reasoning behind, the idea behind.
    * el portavoz de = the voice of.
    * el presente = thisness.
    * el primer intento = the first time around.
    * el primer + Nombre = the earliest + Nombre.
    * el primero mencionado = former.
    * el principal = the number one.
    * el principio de = the dawn of.
    * el principio del fin = the beginning of the end.
    * el principio de + Mes/Estación = early + Mes/Estación.
    * el problema no es el qué, sino el cómo = the devil (is/lives) in the details.
    * el problema obvio = the elephant in the room.
    * el proletariado = the great unwashed.
    * el pulmón de = the heart of.
    * el punto más bajo = rock-bottom.
    * el que = that, the one.
    * el que aprende = learner.
    * el que las hace, las paga = you've made your bed, now you must lie in it!.
    * el que lo encuentre se lo queda = finders keepers.
    * el que mantiene a la familia = breadwinner [bread winner].
    * el que mucho abarca poco aprieta = jack of all trades, master of none.
    * el que no llora, no mama = the squeaky (squeaking) wheel gets the grease (the oil/oiled).
    * el que no se aventura no cruza el mar = nothing ventured, nothing gained.
    * el que pregunta = inquirer [enquirer, -UK].
    * el quid de la cuestión = the crux of the problem, the crux of the matter.
    * el registro de los registros = record-of-record.
    * el registro modelo = record-of-record.
    * el resto = rest, the.
    * el resto (de) = the remainder (of), the rest (of).
    * El Salvador = El Salvador.
    * el segundo mencionado = latter.
    * el sendero que lleva a = a/the doorway to.
    * el ser barato = cheapness.
    * el siguiente no, el otro = next but one.
    * el sitio adecuado en el momento adecuado = the right place at the right time.
    * el sueño de toda persona = the stuff dreams are made of.
    * el sueño de todos = the stuff dreams are made of.
    * el sueño de todo ser viviente = the stuff dreams are made of.
    * el súmmum = the bee's knees, the cat's pyjamas, the cat's meow, the cat's whiskers, the dog's bollocks.
    * el tamaño de = the extent of.
    * el tema de la discusión = the focus of the discussion.
    * el tema del debate = the focus of the discussion.
    * el tiempo de Algo = in season.
    * el tiempo es oro = time is money.
    * el tiempo lo dirá = only time will tell.
    * el tiempo vuela = time flies (by).
    * el tipo de = the range of.
    * el todo es más grande que la suma de sus partes = the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
    * el total de = the total sum of, the sum total of.
    * el transcurrir del tiempo = the sands of time.
    * el transcurso del tiempo = as time goes by.
    * el último citado = latter.
    * el último grito = the last word, the cat's meow, the bee's knees, the cat's pyjamas, the cat's whiskers, the dog's bollocks.
    * el último + Nombre = the latest + Nombre.
    * el último pero no el menos importante = the last but by no means least.
    * el único = the one and only.
    * el único e incomparable = the one and only.
    * el único e inimitable = the one and only.
    * el único problema = a fly in the soup, the fly in the ointment.
    * el verdadero = the real McCoy.
    * el verdadero problema = the elephant in the room.
    * el ver televisión = television viewing.
    * el viejo = the elder.
    * el vulgo = the great unwashed.
    * el yugo de = the shackles of.
    * espicharlas = kick + the bucket.
    * la = the, ye.
    * la alternativa + ser = the alternative + be.
    * la belleza es superficial = beauty is only skin deep.
    * La Biblioteca Responde = Ask the Library.
    * la Biblioteca y el Archivo de Canadá = Library and Archives Canada.
    * la buena noticia = the good news.
    * la calidad es nuestro lema = quality is our middle name.
    * la calma que precede a la tormenta = the lull before the storm.
    * la cambiante fisonomía de = the changing face of, the changing nature of.
    * la caridad empieza por uno mismo = charity begins at home.
    * la ciudadana de a pie = the average Jane.
    * la ciudadana media = the average Jane.
    * la ciudad que nunca duerme = the city that never sleeps.
    * la clave de = at the heart of.
    * la clave está en la letra pequeña = the devil (is/lives) in the details.
    * la comunidad en general = the community at large.
    * la Convención de la Haya de 1954 = the 1954 Hague Convention.
    * la copa del árbol = the top of the tree.
    * la cosa es que = the thing is.
    * la cosa principal = the number one thing.
    * la crème de la crème = the cream of the crop, crème de la crème.
    * la cruz de = the bane of.
    * la cuestión es que = the thing is.
    * la década de los + Número = the + Número + s.
    * la demanda de = a call for.
    * la diversidad de = the range of.
    * la diversidad de + Nombre = the many + Nombre.
    * la edad se lleva en el alma = you are as old as you feel.
    * la época de Algo = in season.
    * la escoria de la sociedad = the gutter.
    * la espalda de = the back of.
    * la evidencia = the writing on the wall.
    * la fe mueve montañas = faith will move mountains.
    * la filosofía de = the reason behind, the reasoning behind.
    * la flor de + Nombre = the prime of + Nombre.
    * la flor y nata = the cream of the crop, crème de la crème.
    * la forma correcta de hacer las cosas = the way to go.
    * la forma de = ways and means (of/for/to/in/by).
    * la forma de + Infinitivo = the way to go about + Gerundio.
    * la forma de ver las cosas = the way + to see things.
    * la fuerza de la mayoría = strength in numbers.
    * la gente decía que = rumour had it that.
    * la gente dice que = rumour has it that.
    * la gente se está inquietando = the natives are nervous.
    * la gente se está poniendo nerviosa = the natives are nervous.
    * la gente se puso de pie para aplaudir = standing ovation.
    * la gota que colmó el vaso = the straw that broke the camel's back.
    * la Gran Manzana = the Big Apple.
    * la gran mayoría de = the vast majority of, the bulk of.
    * la historia + repetirse = history + come full circle.
    * la historia + volverse a repetir = history + come full circle.
    * la hostia = the cat's pyjamas, the cat's pyjamas, the bee's knees, the cat's meow, the cat's whiskers, the dog's bollocks.
    * la hoz y el martillo = the hammer and sickle.
    * la idea que hay detrás de = the idea behind.
    * la imaginación no tiene límites = your imagination is the limit.
    * la imitación es la mejor forma de que lo halaguen a uno = imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
    * La Isla del Tesoro = Treasure Island.
    * la joya de = showpiece.
    * la judicatura = the Bench.
    * la justicia = the Bench.
    * la juventud no es cuestión de edad sino de espíritu = you are as old as you feel.
    * la leche = the dog's bollocks, the bee's knees, the cat's meow, the cat's pyjamas, the cat's whiskers.
    * la luz al final del túnel = the light at the end of the tunnel.
    * la magistratura = the Bench.
    * la manera de + Infinitivo = the way to go about + Gerundio.
    * la mano que mece la cuna es la mano que domina el mundo = the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.
    * la mano que mece la cuna gobierna el mundo = the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.
    * la mar de = a whole slew of.
    * la mayoría con mucho de = the vast majority of.
    * la mayoría de = the majority of, most + Nombre, the main bulk of.
    * la mayoría de la gente = most people, the majority of the people.
    * la mayoría de las personas = most people, the majority of the people.
    * la mayoría de las veces = most of the time, more often than not.
    * la mayoría del mundo = the majority of the world, most people, the majority of the people.
    * la mayoría del tiempo = most of the time.
    * la mayor parte de = the majority of, the main bulk of, the lion's share of.
    * la mayor parte de las veces = more often than not.
    * la medida en que = the extent to which.
    * la mejor forma de hacer Algo = best practices, lessons learned [lessons learnt].
    * la mejor manera = how best.
    * la mejor manera de = the best way of.
    * la mejor oferta = the best deal.
    * la mejor opción = the best bet.
    * la mejor salida = the best way forward.
    * la mejor solución = the best way forward.
    * la menor duda de que = no doubt whatsoever.
    * la mentira = lying.
    * la mirada en = eye(s) on.
    * la misma persona = one and the same person.
    * la mitad (1/2) = one-half (1/2).
    * la necesidad agudiza el ingenio = necessity mothers invention.
    * la ocasión la pintan calva = make + hay while the sun shines.
    * la opinión de otra persona = a second opinion.
    * la oportunidad de + Posesivo + vida = the opportunity of a lifetime.
    * la parte de atrás de = the back of.
    * la parte más dura de = brunt of, the.
    * la parte más importante = the heart of.
    * la parte principal de = the bulk of.
    * la parte superior izquierda de = the upper left of.
    * la parte trasera de = the back of.
    * la personificación de la confianza en uno mismo = confidence personified.
    * la pesadilla de = the bane of.
    * la pesca del día = the day's catch, the catch of the day.
    * la petición de = a call for.
    * la píldora = the pill.
    * la plebe = the great unwashed.
    * la polla = the dog's bollocks, the bee's knees, the cat's meow, the cat's pyjamas, the cat's whiskers.
    * la práctica hace al maestro = practice makes perfect.
    * la primera tentativa = the first time around.
    * la primera vez = the first time around.
    * la proporción mayor de = the lion's share of.
    * la próxima moda = the next hot thing.
    * la puntilla = the final/last nail in + Posesivo + coffin.
    * la que = that, the one.
    * la razón de ser = the reason for being.
    * la realidad es que = the fact remains that..., fact is, the fact is (that).
    * la rehostia = the dog's bollocks, the bee's knees, the cat's meow, the cat's pyjamas, the cat's whiskers.
    * la responsabilidad ahora recae en + Nombre = the ball is in + Posesivo + court.
    * la responsabilidad es de... = the buck + stops....
    * la riqueza de = the wealth of.
    * la ruina de = the bane of.
    * las = the, ye.
    * las 24 horas = round the clock, around the clock.
    * las apariencias engañan = don't judge a book by its cover, there's more to it than meets the eye.
    * las ataduras de = the shackles of.
    * las autoridades = the powers-that-be.
    * las cosas + cambiar = pendulum + swing.
    * las cosas + estar + claras = the (hand)writing + be + on the wall, see it + coming.
    * las cosas no pasan así como así = everything happens for a reason (and a purpose).
    * las cosas no pasan (así) porque sí = everything happens for a reason (and a purpose).
    * las cosas no son tan simples como parecen = there's more to it than meets the eye.
    * las cosas + seguir + igual = business + revolve + as usual.
    * las cosas siguen igual = business as usual.
    * las cosas sólo pasan una vez = lightning never strikes twice.
    * las cosas son más complicadas de lo que parecen = there's more to it than meets the eye.
    * las cosas tal y como son = the birds and the bees.
    * las cosas + volver + a su punto de partida = the wheel + turn + full circle.
    * las de = those for.
    * las doce del mediodía = noon.
    * la segunda mitad de + Fecha = the latter part of + Fecha.
    * la segunda opción = the next best choice.
    * la segunda vez = the second time around.
    * la semana pasada = last week.
    * la senda que lleva a = a/the doorway to.
    * la situación = the course of events.
    * la sociedad en general = society at large.
    * las posibilidades son infinitas = the possibilities are endless.
    * las profundidades del mar = the deep.
    * las profundidades del océano = the deep.
    * las pruebas = the writing on the wall.
    * las raíces se encuentran = roots + lie.
    * las raíces se remontan a = roots + lie.
    * las razones de = the reason behind, the thinking behind, the reasoning behind, the idea behind.
    * las Reglas de Cutter para un Catálogo Diccionario = Cutter's Rules for a Dictionary Catalog.
    * las triquiñuelas de la letra pequeña = the devil (is/lives) in the details.
    * la suerte + cambiar = the tide + turn.
    * la suerte estaba echada = the die was cast, the die had been cast.
    * la suerte está echada = the die is cast.
    * la suma total de = the total sum of, the sum total of.
    * las uvas están verdes = sour grapes.
    * las veinticuatro horas = day and night, day or night, night and day.
    * la temporada de Algo = in season.
    * la tierra de la abundancia = the land of plenty.
    * la tierra de las oportunidades = the land of opportunity.
    * la tira de = a whole slew of.
    * la tira de tiempo = donkey's years.
    * la triste realidad es que = the sad fact is (that).
    * la última palabra = the last word, the last word, the bee's knees, the cat's pyjamas, the cat's meow, the cat's whiskers, the dog's bollocks.
    * la última vez = last time.
    * la última vez que = the last time.
    * la única pega = the fly in the ointment, a fly in the soup.
    * la unión hace la fuerza = strength in numbers.
    * la ventaja de = the beauty of.
    * la ventaja es que = on the positive side, the advantage is that, on the bright side.
    * la verdad = the lowdown (on).
    * la verdad es que = if the truth be known, if the truth be told, the fact is (that), fact is.
    * la verdad es que... = the fact of the matter is that....
    * la verdad sea dicha = to tell the truth.
    * la verdad sea dicha que = if the truth be told.
    * la Vía Láctea = the Milky Way.
    * la vida continúa = the show must go on.
    * la vida + continuar = life + go on.
    * la vida es así = life's like that.
    * ¡la vida no es un camino de rosas! = the course of true love never did run smooth!.
    * la vida + seguir = life + go on.
    * la víspera de = on the eve of.
    * la voz de = the voice of.
    * la voz de la conciencia = the voice within.
    * la voz de la experiencia = the voice of experience.
    * la voz de la razón = the voice of reason.
    * la voz del odio = the voice of hate.
    * la voz interior = the voice within.
    * lo absurdo = ridiculousness.
    * lo adecuado = adequacy.
    * lo + Adjetivo + que sea/esté = how + Adjetivo.
    * lo anodino = blandness.
    * lo anteriormente expuesto = the preceding.
    * lo apropiado = appropriateness.
    * lo barato = inexpensiveness.
    * lo básico = essential, the, nuts and bolts, bare minimum, bare necessities, the, the lowdown (on).
    * lo bastante elevado = high enough.
    * lo bastante extenso = adequately scoped.
    * lo bueno de = the beauty of.
    * lo bueno es que = the good news is (that)..., on the positive side, on the bright side.
    * lo bueno viene en frascos pequeños = small is beautiful.
    * lo bueno y lo malo = the rights and wrongs.
    * lo caro = expensiveness.
    * lo chicano = Chicana.
    * lo chulo = coolness.
    * lo cierto es que = fact is, the fact is (that).
    * lo completo = completeness.
    * lo completo que Algo está = fullness.
    * lo creas o no = believe it or not.
    * lo decisivo = the last word.
    * lo definitivo = the last word.
    * lo desagradable = unpleasantness.
    * ¿lo dices en broma? = you must be joking!, you must be kidding!.
    * lo directo = directness.
    * lo divertido = the fun part.
    * lo engorroso de = cumbersomeness.
    * lo esencial = essential, the, nuts and bolts, bare minimum, bare necessities, the, the lowdown (on).
    * lo estrafalario = zaniness.
    * lo estrambótico = zaniness.
    * lo extenso = comprehensiveness.
    * lo favorable = propitiousness.
    * lo hebraico = Hebraica.
    * lo hecho hecho está = no use crying over spilt/spilled milk.
    * lo importante es lo que eres no cómo te llamas = a rose by any other name.
    * lo imprescindible = bare necessities, the, bare minimum.
    * lo incómodo de = cumbersomeness.
    * lo indefinido = indefiniteness.
    * lo indirecto = indirectness.
    * lo indispensable = bare necessities, the, bare minimum.
    * lo insulso = blandness.
    * lo interesante = the fun part.
    * lo judío = Judaica.
    * lo lindo = cuteness.
    * lo llano = flatness.
    * lo más cercano a = the nearest thing to.
    * lo más conveniente es que = optimally.
    * lo más destacado = highlights.
    * lo más detestado = pet hate.
    * lo más importante = most of all, at its core.
    * lo más interesante = highlights.
    * lo más mínimo = so much as.
    * lo más novedoso = the last word.
    * lo más odiado = pet hate.
    * lo más parecido a = the nearest thing to.
    * lo más probable es que = most probably.
    * lo más recio de = brunt of, the.
    * lo más recóndito = nooks and crannies.
    * lo máximo = the be all and end all, the bee's knees, the cat's pyjamas, the cat's meow, the cat's whiskers, the dog's bollocks.
    * lo mejor = the top of the tree.
    * lo mejor de = the beauty of, showpiece.
    * lo mejor de ambas partes = the best of both worlds.
    * lo mejor de lo mejor = the best of the best.
    * lo mejor de todo = best of all.
    * lo mejor entre lo mejor = the best of the best.
    * lo mejor es que... = the good news is (that)....
    * lo mejor está aún por llegar = the best is yet to come.
    * lo mejor posible = to the best of + Posesivo + ability, at + Posesivo + (very) best, optimally.
    * lo mejor que pueda = to the best of + Posesivo + ability.
    * lo mejor que se puede hacer = the best bet.
    * lo mejor + ser = the beautiful part + be.
    * lo menos posible = as little as possible.
    * lo mínimo = bare minimum, bare necessities, the.
    * lo mismo ocurre con = the same goes for.
    * lo mismo ocurre en el caso de = the same is true (for/of/with).
    * lo mismo que = the same as, along the lines of, in much the same way as.
    * lo mismo que antes = the same as before.
    * lo mismo que para = the same as that for.
    * lo mismo se aplica a = the same is true (for/of/with).
    * lo molesto de = cumbersomeness.
    * lo mucho que = how extensively.
    * lo noble = high-mindedness.
    * lo no convencional = unconventional, the.
    * lo normal + ser + que = there + be + a tendency (to/for), there + be + a tendency (to/for).
    * lo oportuno = timeliness.
    * lo pasado pasado está = let bygones be bygones.
    * lo peor de = brunt of, the.
    * lo peor del = the armpit of the.
    * lo pintoresco = quaintness.
    * lo plano = flatness.
    * lo poco común = rarity, rareness.
    * lo poco convencional = unconventional, the.
    * lo primero = for one, first off.
    * lo primero de todo = first of all, first off.
    * lo prometido es deuda = a promise is a promise.
    * lo propicio = propitiousness.
    * lo público = publicness.
    * lo que = that which, what.
    * lo que aguarda a = what is on store for.
    * lo que Algo o Alguien se merece, lo que le corresponde, bastante = fair share, fair share.
    * lo que a uno cura a otro mata = one man's meat is another man's poison.
    * lo que demuestra que = which (just) goes to show that.
    * lo que el futuro depara a = what is on store for.
    * lo que es aun más inquietante = more disturbingly.
    * lo que es aun más preocupante = more disturbingly.
    * lo que es aun mejor = better still.
    * lo que es aun peor = worse still.
    * lo que es bueno para uno es bueno para otro = what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.
    * lo que es bueno para uno también es bueno para otro = what's good for the goose is good for the gander.
    * lo que es más = what is more, what's more.
    * lo que es más importante = most importantly, more importantly, most of all, most important.
    * lo que es mejor aun = better still.
    * lo que es muy importante = importantly.
    * lo que es peor = what's worse.
    * lo que es peor aun = worse still.
    * lo que espera a = what is on store for.
    * lo que está bien y lo que está mal = rights and wrongs.
    * lo que existe (en el mercado) = what's out there.
    * lo que haya que de ser, será = que sera sera, what's meant to be, will be, whatever will be, will be.
    * lo que hay (en el mercado) = what's out there.
    * lo que hay que hacer = do + the right thing, the way to go.
    * lo que hay que hacer y lo que hay que evitar = do's and don'ts, rights and wrongs.
    * lo que le corresponde = fair share.
    * lo que nos espera = things to come.
    * lo que quiera que = whatever.
    * lo que sea = something or other.
    * lo que se gana por un lado se pierde por otro = swings and roundabouts.
    * lo que se pierda en una cosa se gana en la otra = what you lose on the swings you gain on the roundabouts.
    * lo que + ser = what + be like.
    * lo que se suele pagar = going rate, the.
    * lo que tenga que pasar, que pase = que sera sera, what's meant to be, will be, whatever will be, will be.
    * lo que tenga que ser, será = que sera sera, whatever will be, will be, what's meant to be, will be.
    * lo que vale para tí también vale para mí = what's good for the goose is good for the gander, what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.
    * lo rural = rurality.
    * los = the, ye.
    * los 365 días del año = year-round.
    * los 40 principales = Top 40 singles chart.
    * los abajo firmantes = the parties hereto.
    * los acontecimientos = the course of events.
    * lo sagrado = sacredness.
    * los albores de = the dawn of.
    * los años cincuenta = fifties.
    * los años treinta = thirties.
    * los árboles no dejan ver el bosque = lose + sight of the forest for the trees.
    * los avatares de la guerra = the tides of war.
    * los buenos tiempos = the good old days.
    * los comienzos de = the dawn of.
    * los constantes cambios de = the changing face of, the changing nature of.
    * los de = those for, those in.
    * los demás = rest, the, everybody else.
    * los detalles de la letra pequeña = the devil (is/lives) in the details.
    * los días antes de = leading up to.
    * los dos = both, both of them, both of which.
    * los efectos negativos se están dejando sentir ahora = chickens come home to roost.
    * los gobernantes = the powers-that-be.
    * los hay para dar y regalar = there's one born every minute.
    * los mandamás = the powers-that-be.
    * los más necesitados = those most in need.
    * los más pobres + Nombre = the poorest + Nombre.
    * los menos locuaces = inarticulate, the.
    * los motivos de = the reason behind, the thinking behind, the reasoning behind, the idea behind.
    * los necesitados = the needy.
    * los orígenes de = the dawn of.
    * los otros con los que aparece(n) = neighbours [neighbors, -USA].
    * los peores + Nombre = the poorest + Nombre.
    * los poderes fáticos = the powers-that-be.
    * los pormenores de la letra pequeña = the devil (is/lives) in the details.
    * Los Principios de París = Paris Principles.
    * los que = those who.
    * los que detentan el poder = the powers-that-be.
    * los que mandan = the powers-that-be.
    * los que no han recibido formación específica = uninstructed, the.
    * los que + Verbo = those + Participio.
    * los tribunales = the Bench.
    * lo suficientemente cerca = within range.
    * lo suficientemente cerca como para oír = within earshot of.
    * lo suficientemente estúpido como para = dumb enough to.
    * lo suficientemente grande = large enough, big enough.
    * lo suficientemente lejos como para no poder oír = out of earshot.
    * los últimos coletazos = fag-end.
    * lo sumo = the bee's knees, the cat's meow, the cat's whiskers, the dog's bollocks, the cat's pyjamas.
    * los unos a costa de los otros = at each other's expense.
    * los viejos tiempos = the good old days.
    * lo tomas o lo dejas = take it or leave it.
    * lo último = the last word.
    * lo uno es tan malo como lo otro = one is as bad as the other.
    * lo vanguardista = cutting edge.
    * lo yidish = Yiddica.
    * parmarlas = kick + the bucket.
    * ser lo que nos espera = be the shape of things to come.

    Spanish-English dictionary > el2

  • 6 expresado

    adj.
    expressed, voiced, worded.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: expresar.
    * * *
    1→ link=expresar expresar
    1 (mencionado) aforesaid, above-mentioned
    * * *

    según las cifras expresadas — according to these figures, according to the figures given earlier

    * * *
    = stated, worded.
    Ex. Throughout, the code is based upon clearly stated principles.
    Ex. The library planned to supplement this service with a series of simply worded multilingual pamphlets in subject areas which occasioned most enquiries.
    ----
    * bien expresado = well-articulated.
    * claramente expresado = well-articulated.
    * concepto expresado con varias palabras = database host.
    * expresado claramente = clearly articulated.
    * expresado con claridad = clearly articulated, well-articulated.
    * frecuentemente expresado = oft-spoken.
    * mal expresado = inarticulate.
    * no expresado = unspoken.
    * * *
    = stated, worded.

    Ex: Throughout, the code is based upon clearly stated principles.

    Ex: The library planned to supplement this service with a series of simply worded multilingual pamphlets in subject areas which occasioned most enquiries.
    * bien expresado = well-articulated.
    * claramente expresado = well-articulated.
    * concepto expresado con varias palabras = database host.
    * expresado claramente = clearly articulated.
    * expresado con claridad = clearly articulated, well-articulated.
    * frecuentemente expresado = oft-spoken.
    * mal expresado = inarticulate.
    * no expresado = unspoken.

    * * *
    expresado, -a adj
    [mencionado] above-mentioned

    Spanish-English dictionary > expresado

  • 7 expresarse

    1 to express oneself
    * * *
    VPR
    1) [persona] to express o.s.
    2) [cifra, dato] to be stated
    * * *
    (v.) = proceed
    Ex. Instructions should be clear and unambiguous, and they should proceed in a logical manner.
    * * *
    (v.) = proceed

    Ex: Instructions should be clear and unambiguous, and they should proceed in a logical manner.

    * * *

    ■expresarse verbo reflexivo to express oneself: no puedo expresarme libremente, I cannot freely express myself
    ' expresarse' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    explicarse
    - histriónica
    - histriónico
    - oscurecer
    - expresar
    - hablar
    English:
    inarticulate
    * * *
    vpr
    to express oneself;
    no consigo expresarme con fluidez I can't express myself well;
    creo que me he expresado con suficiente claridad I think I have made myself clear enough
    * * *
    v/r express o.s.
    * * *
    vr

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  • 8 inconexo

    adj.
    1 unconnected, illogical, scrappy, loose.
    2 incoherent.
    * * *
    1 disconnected
    * * *
    ADJ [datos] unrelated, unconnected; [ideas] disconnected, disjointed; [texto] disjointed; [lenguaje, palabras] incoherent
    * * *
    - xa adjetivo unconnected
    * * *
    = disjointed, desultory, disjoint, unrelated, fragmented, inarticulate.
    Ex. A fully informative abstract will be impossible to prepare for many discussion papers and reviews, since too many individual and disjointed ideas must be represented.
    Ex. Anthony Datto thanked them for having permitted him to unburden himself and after a few desultory remarks about the nasty weather and nothing in particular, they parted.
    Ex. The three periods allow us to test our techniques with citations from wholly disjoint sets of writings.
    Ex. Adjacent technical papers bound in journals may often be unrelated.
    Ex. The data collected during reading and fieldwork is fragmented and often contradictory miscellany.
    Ex. The overt arguments presented by the daughter, the son-in-law and the wife, are ineffective and incredulously inarticulate.
    * * *
    - xa adjetivo unconnected
    * * *
    = disjointed, desultory, disjoint, unrelated, fragmented, inarticulate.

    Ex: A fully informative abstract will be impossible to prepare for many discussion papers and reviews, since too many individual and disjointed ideas must be represented.

    Ex: Anthony Datto thanked them for having permitted him to unburden himself and after a few desultory remarks about the nasty weather and nothing in particular, they parted.
    Ex: The three periods allow us to test our techniques with citations from wholly disjoint sets of writings.
    Ex: Adjacent technical papers bound in journals may often be unrelated.
    Ex: The data collected during reading and fieldwork is fragmented and often contradictory miscellany.
    Ex: The overt arguments presented by the daughter, the son-in-law and the wife, are ineffective and incredulously inarticulate.

    * * *
    unconnected, disjointed
    * * *

    inconexo
    ◊ -xa adjetivo

    unconnected
    inconexo,-a adjetivo unconnected, disjointed, incoherent: son algunas ideas inconexas, these are a few random ideas
    un discurso inconexo, a disjointed speech

    ' inconexo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    inconexa
    English:
    disconnected
    - disjointed
    * * *
    inconexo, -a adj
    1. [parte] unconnected
    2. [pensamiento, texto] disjointed
    * * *
    adj unconnected
    * * *
    inconexo, -xa adj
    : unconnected, disconnected

    Spanish-English dictionary > inconexo

  • 9 los menos locuaces

    = inarticulate, the
    Ex. NACs see their role as champions of the inarticulate by either taking up their case or providing groups with the information weaponry to campaign for their rights.
    * * *
    = inarticulate, the

    Ex: NACs see their role as champions of the inarticulate by either taking up their case or providing groups with the information weaponry to campaign for their rights.

    Spanish-English dictionary > los menos locuaces

  • 10 luchar por los derechos

    (v.) = campaign for + rights
    Ex. NACs see their role as champions of the inarticulate by either taking up their case or providing groups with the information weaponry to campaign for their rights.
    * * *
    (v.) = campaign for + rights

    Ex: NACs see their role as champions of the inarticulate by either taking up their case or providing groups with the information weaponry to campaign for their rights.

    Spanish-English dictionary > luchar por los derechos

  • 11 mal expresado

    (adj.) = inarticulate
    Ex. The overt arguments presented by the daughter, the son-in-law and the wife, are ineffective and incredulously inarticulate.
    * * *
    (adj.) = inarticulate

    Ex: The overt arguments presented by the daughter, the son-in-law and the wife, are ineffective and incredulously inarticulate.

    Spanish-English dictionary > mal expresado

  • 12 malo

    adj.
    1 bad, wrong.
    2 bad, lousy, crummy, below par.
    3 bad, wicked, evil, ill.
    4 bad, rotten, crook, decayed.
    5 bad, out of order, out of service.
    m.
    1 bad one.
    2 bad guy, baddy.
    * * *
    1 bad
    ¡qué día tan malo hace! what dreadful weather!
    2 (malvado) wicked, evil
    3 (travieso) naughty
    ¡qué niño más malo! what a naughty child!
    4 (nocivo) harmful
    5 (enfermo) ill, sick
    7 (falso) false
    8 (difícil) difficult
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 (en la ficción) baddy, villain
    ¿quién es el malo? who's the baddy?
    \
    de mala manera badly, rudely
    estar a malas con alguien to be on bad terms with somebody
    estar de malas (malhumorado) to be in a bad mood 2 (desafortunado) to be unlucky
    estar mala familiar to have one's period
    estar malo,-a familiar to be ill, US be sick
    lo malo es que... the trouble is that...
    ¡malo! bad news!
    cuando no mira a los ojos ¡malo! if he doesn't look you in the eye it's bad news
    poner malo,-a a alguien familiar to drive somebody mad
    ponerse malo,-a familiar to get ill, US get sick
    por las buenas o por las malas whether one likes it or not
    por las malas by force
    mala educación bad manners plural
    mala jugada dirty trick
    mala pasada dirty trick
    mala pata bad luck
    malos tratos ill-treatment
    mala voluntad ill will
    * * *
    1. (f. - mala)
    noun
    villain, bad person
    2. (f. - mala)
    adj.
    1) bad
    2) evil
    4) ill
    5) poor, cheap
    * * *
    malo, -a
    1. ADJ
    ( antes de sm sing mal)
    1) (=perjudicial) bad
    2) (=imperfecto) bad

    un chiste malísimo — a really bad joke, a terrible joke

    ni un(a) mal(a)..., no hay ni un mal bar para tomar algo — there isn't a single little bar where we can get a drink

    3) (=adverso) bad

    he tenido mala suerte — I've had bad luck, I've been unlucky

    -es tarde y no ha llamado -¡malo! — "it's late and she hasn't called" - "oh dear!"

    lo malo es que... — the trouble is (that)...

    pata 1., 6)
    4) (=desagradable) bad

    un olor muy maloa bad o nasty smell

    5) (=podrido)
    6) (=reprobable) wrong

    ¿qué tiene de malo? — what's wrong with that?

    ¿qué tiene de malo comer helados en invierno? — what's wrong with eating ice cream in winter?

    arte 2), idea 3), leche 10), lengua 1), manera 2), pasada 5), trato 4), uva 1)
    7) (=travieso) naughty

    ¡no seas malo! — don't be naughty!

    8) (=enfermo) ill
    9) (=inepto) bad
    10) (=difícil) hard, difficult

    es un animal malo de domesticarit's a hard o difficult animal to tame

    es muy malo de vencerhe's very hard o difficult to beat

    11)
    - venir de malas
    2.
    SM / F (=personaje) (Teat) villain; (Cine) baddie *
    3.
    SM

    el malo — (Rel) the Evil One, the Devil

    * * *
    I
    2) [ser] ( en calidad) < producto> bad, poor; <película/novela> bad
    3) [ser]
    a) ( incompetente) <alumno/actor> bad

    soy muy mala para los númerosI'm terrible o very bad with figures

    b) <padre/marido/amigo> bad
    4) [SER] (desfavorable, adverso) bad

    qué mala suerte! — what bad luck!, how unlucky!

    lo malo es que... — the thing o trouble is that...

    estar de malas — ( de mal humor) (fam) to be in a bad mood; ( desafortunado) (esp AmL) to be unlucky

    5) [ser] (inconveniente, perjudicial) <hábitos/lecturas> bad
    6) [SER] ( sin gracia) < chiste> bad
    7) [SER] ( desagradable) <olor/aliento> bad

    hace tan malo — (Esp) it's such horrible weather

    8) [estar] ( en mal estado) < alimento>

    el pescado/queso está malo — the fish/cheese has gone bad, that fish/cheese is off (BrE)

    9)
    a) (desmejorado, no saludable)

    tienes mala cara/mal aspecto — you don't look well

    b) [SER] (serio, grave) serious
    c) [estar] (Esp, Méx fam) ( enfermo) sick (AmE), ill (BrE)
    d) [ESTAR] (Esp fam & euf) < mujer>
    10) [ser] ( difícil)

    malo de + inf — difficult to + inf

    11) [ser] ( en sentido ético) < persona> nasty

    no seas mala, préstamelo — don't be mean o rotten, lend it to me (colloq)

    una mujer malaa wicked o an evil woman

    a la mala — (Chi fam)

    12) (Esp) ( uso enfático) (delante del n)
    II
    - la masculino, femenino (leng infantil o hum) baddy (colloq)
    * * *
    = bad [worse -comp., worst -sup.], poor [poorer -comp., poorest -sup.], wrong, trashy [trashier -comp., trashiest -sup.], naughty [naughtier -comp., naugtiest -sup.], villain, evil, crummy [crummier -comp., crummiest -sup.], lame.
    Ex. I'm not saying that it is bad, but it is a real difference of interest between the needs and purposes of research libraries and the public libraries, and I would also throw in the school and almost certainly junior college libraries.
    Ex. Examples are generally poor or obscure (often in Latin or German).
    Ex. In a conventional system, the omission of a punctuation mark or an abbreviation will not necessarily cause an entry to be filed in the wrong place, because humans can compensate for variations in spelling and punctuation.
    Ex. Wilensky has argued that 'the good, the mediocre and the trashy are becoming fused in one massive middle mush' and that 'intellectuals are increasingly tempted to play to mass audiences'.
    Ex. He felt like a naughty school-boy.
    Ex. The father, Old Brightwell, curses his daughter, Jane, for preferring the love of the smooth-tongued villain, Grandley, to that of her own parents.
    Ex. One teacher I knew used to poke his head round the door just at the end of the day and say something like, 'Tomorrow when we meet I am going to tell you about the evil magician,' and then he would disappear leaving us all agog.
    Ex. One librarian bluntly wondered about the ethics of sending ' crummy looking books with information that is incorrect or obsolete to the needy (because) everyone should have access to good material'.
    Ex. Democrats are lame, feckless, timid, with no ideas, no vision, no message, and no future.
    ----
    * acabar mal = come to + a bad end.
    * algo anda mal = something is amiss.
    * algo va mal = something is amiss.
    * andar mal = feel under + the weather, be under the weather.
    * andar tramando algo malo = be up to no good, get up to + no good.
    * aplicar mal = misapply.
    * a veces las cosas salen mal = shit happens.
    * bastante malo = third rate [third-rate].
    * bicho malo = nasty piece of work.
    * caer mal = rub + Nombre + up the wrong way.
    * calcular mal = misjudge.
    * chiste malo = shaggy dog story.
    * citar mal = misquote.
    * comportarse mal = misbehave, act up.
    * comportarse muy mal con = be rotten to.
    * comprender mal = misunderstand.
    * concebir mal = misconceive.
    * con mala fama = disreputable.
    * con mala reputación = disreputable.
    * control de las malas hierbas = weed control.
    * corregir un mal = correct + a wrong.
    * creer que estar mal = feel + wrong.
    * dar de mala gana = begrudge, grudge.
    * dar mala impresión = look + bad.
    * decían las malas lenguas que = rumour had it that.
    * decir con mal humor = spit out.
    * dejar un mal sabor de boca = leave + a bad taste in + Posesivo + mouth.
    * de mala calidad = shabby [shabbier -comp., shabbiest -sup.].
    * de mala fama = of bad repute, notorious.
    * de mala gana = reluctantly, grudgingly, grudging, begrudgingly, unwillingly.
    * de mala leche = like a bear with a sore head, in a foul mood.
    * de mala reputación = of bad repute, notorious.
    * de mal aspecto = seedy [seedier -comp., seediest -sup.], nasty looking, shanky [shankier -comp., shankiest -sup.].
    * de malas pulgas = in a grouch.
    * de mala uva = in a foul mood.
    * de mal carácter = ill-natured.
    * de mal genio = bad-tempered, grumpy [grumpier -comp., grumpiest -sup.], curmudgeonly, crusty [crustier -comp., crustiest -sup.], irascible, shrewish, short-tempered, ill-natured.
    * de mal gusto = in bad taste, distasteful, tawdry [tawdrier -comp., tawdriest -sup.], unbecoming, tasteless, tacky [tackier -comp., tackiest -sup.], naff, trashy [trashier -comp., trashiest -sup.].
    * de mal humor = crotchety.
    * de mal sabor = unbecoming.
    * de mal vivir = disreputable.
    * dentro de lo malo lo menos malo = the best of a bad lot.
    * diagnosticar mal = misdiagnose.
    * día malo = bad hair day.
    * dicen las malas lenguas que = rumour has it that.
    * el cielo rojo al atardecer augura buen tiempo, el cielo rojo al amanecer aug = red sky at night, (shepherd/sailor)'s delight, red sky in the morning, (shepherd/sailor)'s warning.
    * en mala forma = in bad nick.
    * en malas condiciones = in poor condition, in bad condition, in bad shape, in poor shape, in bad nick.
    * en mal estado = in bad condition, in poor condition, in bad shape, in poor shape, in bad nick.
    * entender mal = misunderstand, misconceive, mishearing.
    * escuchar mal = mishearing.
    * estar mal = be wrong, feel under + the weather, be under the weather.
    * estar mal comunicado con = have + poor connections with.
    * estar mal encaminado = be on the wrong track, be headed down the wrong track.
    * estar mal preparado = ill-prepared.
    * estar mal visto = frown on/upon.
    * estar tramando algo malo = be up to no good, get up to + no good.
    * funcionar mal = malfunction.
    * gestionar mal = mismanage.
    * golpe de malasuerte = stroke of misfortune.
    * hablar mal de = speak out against, speak + ill of, say + nasty things about, slag + Nombre + off, slate, diss.
    * hacer sentir mal = make + Nombre + feel bad.
    * ir de mal en peor = go from + bad to worse.
    * ir mal = go + wrong.
    * ir mal encaminado = be on the wrong track, be headed down the wrong track.
    * ir por mal camino = be on the wrong track, be headed down the wrong track.
    * juzgar mal = misjudge, misconceive.
    * limpieza de malas hierbas = weeding.
    * llevar por el mal camino = lead + astray.
    * llevar por mal camino = mislead.
    * lo bueno y lo malo = the rights and wrongs.
    * lo que está bien y lo que está mal = rights and wrongs.
    * lo uno es tan malo como lo otro = one is as bad as the other.
    * mala administración = mismanagement.
    * mala aplicación = misapplication.
    * mala calidad = badness.
    * mala cizaña = rotten apple.
    * mala colocación = misplacement, misfiling.
    * mala colocación en los estantes = misshelving.
    * mala compañía = bad apple, rotten apple, damaged goods.
    * mala conducta = misconduct, misbehaviour [misbehavior, -USA].
    * mala conducta científica = scientific misconduct.
    * mala decisión = bad judgement.
    * mal + Adjetivo = poorly + Adjetivo.
    * mala educación = impoliteness.
    * mala experiencia = horror story.
    * mala fama = ill-repute, bad repute, bad reputation, ill reputation.
    * mala fortuna = misfortune.
    * mala gestión = mismanagement.
    * mala hierba = weed, bad apple, rotten apple.
    * mala influencia = bad seed, bad influence.
    * mala intención = sinisterness, ill will.
    * mala interpretación = misinterpretation.
    * mala jugada = dirty trick.
    * mala leche = nastiness, bad blood.
    * mal aliento = bad breath.
    * mala ordenación = misfiling.
    * mala palabra = dirty word.
    * mala pasada = dirty trick.
    * mala persona = rotten apple, a bad lot.
    * mala racha económica = economic doldrums.
    * mala reputación = ill-repute, bad repute, bad reputation, ill reputation.
    * mal armado = ill-armed.
    * mala salud = poor health.
    * mala semilla = bad seed.
    * malas experiencias = awful experience.
    * malas pulgas = ornery, grouchiness, grouch.
    * mala suerte = misfortune, mischance, bad luck, tough luck, hard luck, losing streak.
    * malas vibraciones = bad vibes.
    * mal atendido = ill-served.
    * mala tierra = poor soil.
    * mala vista = poor eyesight.
    * mala voluntad = ill will.
    * mal batido = badly-beaten.
    * mal comportamiento = misconduct, disruptive behaviour, misbehaviour [misbehavior, -USA].
    * mal comportamiento científico = scientific misconduct.
    * mal concebido = ill-conceived.
    * mal configurado = misconfigured.
    * mal considerado = poorly-regarded.
    * mal cuidado = mishandling.
    * mal día = bad hair day.
    * mal digerido = ill-digested.
    * mal educado = impolite.
    * mal emparejado = mismated.
    * mal enfocado = ill-adapted.
    * mal escrito = mistyped, ill-written, badly written.
    * mal estado = disrepair, state of disrepair.
    * mal estado de salud = poor health.
    * mal estructurado = ill-structured.
    * mal expresado = inarticulate.
    * mal formado = ill-trained.
    * mal formulado = badly formulated.
    * mal funcionamiento = malfunction, malfunctioning.
    * mal fundido = ill-cast.
    * mal genio = bile, short temper.
    * mal gusto = bad taste, tawdriness.
    * mal hecho para = ill suited to/for.
    * mal iluminado = badly-lit.
    * mal informado = ill-informed.
    * mal juicio = bad judgement.
    * mal llamado = ill-named.
    * mal menor = lesser evil.
    * malo del estómago = upset stomach.
    * malo, el = bad guy, the.
    * mal oído = poor hearing.
    * mal olor = stench.
    * mal ordenado en los estantes = misshelved.
    * mal ordenado los estantes = misshelved.
    * mal organizado = ill-structured.
    * malos, los = baddies, the.
    * malos tiempos = bad times.
    * malos tratos = mistreatment, battery, maltreatment, physical abuse.
    * malos tratos a la mujer = wife beating, wife battering, wife abuse.
    * mal pagado = low-paid, underpaid.
    * mal perdedor = sore loser, bad loser.
    * mal planeado = ill-planned.
    * mal preparado = ill-prepared, ill-equipped, ill-trained.
    * mal presentado = poorly presented.
    * mal provisto = poorly stocked.
    * mal remunerado = poorly paid, poorly remunerated.
    * mal retribuido = underpaid.
    * mal rollo = bad vibes.
    * mal sabor de boca = bad taste in + Posesivo + mouth.
    * mal social = societal ill.
    * mal surtido = poorly stocked.
    * mal trago = awful experience.
    * mal uso = misuse, mishandling.
    * mal ventilado = stuffy [stuffier -comp., stuffies -sup.].
    * manejar mal = mishandle.
    * más vale malo conocido que bueno por conocer = better the devil you know (than the devil you don't).
    * mirar con malos ojos = glower, scowl (at).
    * muy mal tiempo = severe weather.
    * no + haber + nada malo en = there + be + nothing wrong in/with.
    * no hay mal que por bien no venga = to every cloud, there is a silver lining.
    * no hay mal que por bien no venga = every cloud has a silver lining, be a blessing in disguise.
    * no salir mal parado por = be none the worse for (that).
    * oír mal = mishearing.
    * para bien o para mal = for better or (for) worse, for good or (for) ill, for good or (for) evil.
    * para mal = for the worse.
    * pasarlo mal = have + a thin time, have + a difficult time, experience + difficult times, pass through + difficult times, face + difficult times.
    * pasarlo muy mal = have + a tough time, have + a hard time.
    * persona vaga y mal vestida = slob.
    * poner a mal tiempo buena cara = keep + Posesivo + chin up.
    * ponerse a malas con = run + afoul of, fall + afoul of.
    * por la mala fortuna = by ill fate.
    * por la mala suerte = by ill luck, by bad luck, by ill fate.
    * por las buenas o por las malas = by hook or by crook.
    * por mala fortuna = unfortunately, unhappily, sadly.
    * por mala suerte = by ill luck, by bad luck, by a stroke of bad luck, by ill fate.
    * por mal camino = astray.
    * portarse muy mal con = be rotten to.
    * quedar mal = lose + face.
    * que queda mal = ill-fitting.
    * quitarse una mala reputación = clean up + bad reputation.
    * racha de mala suerte = losing streak.
    * recibir mala prensa = acquire + a bad name.
    * reformar malos hábitos = reform + bad habits.
    * representar mal = misrepresent.
    * salir horriblemente mal = go + horribly wrong.
    * salir mal = go + wrong, go + awry, misfire, backfire.
    * se avecinan malos tiempos = hard times lie ahead.
    * sentirse mal = feel + bad, feel under + the weather, be under the weather, feel + wrong.
    * sentirse mal con Uno mismo = feel + wrong.
    * ser malo = be a joke, spell + bad news, make + poor + Nombre.
    * si mal no + Pronombre + acordarse = to the best of + Posesivo + recollection.
    * tener mala fama = hold in + disrepute.
    * tener mala fama por = be infamous for.
    * tener malas conexiones con = have + poor connections with.
    * tener malas intenciones = be up to no good, get up to + no good.
    * tener mal ojo para juzgar a la gente = be a bad judge of character.
    * tener muy mala cara = look like + death warmed (over/up).
    * tener un mal concepto de Alguien = show + low regard for, give + low regard to.
    * tener un mal día = have + a bad day.
    * terminar mal = come to + a bad end.
    * tiempo muy malo = severe weather.
    * tierra mala = poor soil.
    * traerse algo malo entre manos = be up to no good, get up to + no good.
    * tratar mal = maltreat, manhandle.
    * usar mal = abuse, misuse.
    * * *
    I
    2) [ser] ( en calidad) < producto> bad, poor; <película/novela> bad
    3) [ser]
    a) ( incompetente) <alumno/actor> bad

    soy muy mala para los númerosI'm terrible o very bad with figures

    b) <padre/marido/amigo> bad
    4) [SER] (desfavorable, adverso) bad

    qué mala suerte! — what bad luck!, how unlucky!

    lo malo es que... — the thing o trouble is that...

    estar de malas — ( de mal humor) (fam) to be in a bad mood; ( desafortunado) (esp AmL) to be unlucky

    5) [ser] (inconveniente, perjudicial) <hábitos/lecturas> bad
    6) [SER] ( sin gracia) < chiste> bad
    7) [SER] ( desagradable) <olor/aliento> bad

    hace tan malo — (Esp) it's such horrible weather

    8) [estar] ( en mal estado) < alimento>

    el pescado/queso está malo — the fish/cheese has gone bad, that fish/cheese is off (BrE)

    9)
    a) (desmejorado, no saludable)

    tienes mala cara/mal aspecto — you don't look well

    b) [SER] (serio, grave) serious
    c) [estar] (Esp, Méx fam) ( enfermo) sick (AmE), ill (BrE)
    d) [ESTAR] (Esp fam & euf) < mujer>
    10) [ser] ( difícil)

    malo de + inf — difficult to + inf

    11) [ser] ( en sentido ético) < persona> nasty

    no seas mala, préstamelo — don't be mean o rotten, lend it to me (colloq)

    una mujer malaa wicked o an evil woman

    a la mala — (Chi fam)

    12) (Esp) ( uso enfático) (delante del n)
    II
    - la masculino, femenino (leng infantil o hum) baddy (colloq)
    * * *
    el malo
    (n.) = bad guy, the

    Ex: The author offers an interpretation of why in professional wrestling the bad guy is often victorious, by whatever means necessary including foul play.

    = bad [worse -comp., worst -sup.], poor [poorer -comp., poorest -sup.], wrong, trashy [trashier -comp., trashiest -sup.], naughty [naughtier -comp., naugtiest -sup.], villain, evil, crummy [crummier -comp., crummiest -sup.], lame.

    Ex: I'm not saying that it is bad, but it is a real difference of interest between the needs and purposes of research libraries and the public libraries, and I would also throw in the school and almost certainly junior college libraries.

    Ex: Examples are generally poor or obscure (often in Latin or German).
    Ex: In a conventional system, the omission of a punctuation mark or an abbreviation will not necessarily cause an entry to be filed in the wrong place, because humans can compensate for variations in spelling and punctuation.
    Ex: Wilensky has argued that 'the good, the mediocre and the trashy are becoming fused in one massive middle mush' and that 'intellectuals are increasingly tempted to play to mass audiences'.
    Ex: He felt like a naughty school-boy.
    Ex: The father, Old Brightwell, curses his daughter, Jane, for preferring the love of the smooth-tongued villain, Grandley, to that of her own parents.
    Ex: One teacher I knew used to poke his head round the door just at the end of the day and say something like, 'Tomorrow when we meet I am going to tell you about the evil magician,' and then he would disappear leaving us all agog.
    Ex: One librarian bluntly wondered about the ethics of sending ' crummy looking books with information that is incorrect or obsolete to the needy (because) everyone should have access to good material'.
    Ex: Democrats are lame, feckless, timid, with no ideas, no vision, no message, and no future.
    * acabar mal = come to + a bad end.
    * algo anda mal = something is amiss.
    * algo va mal = something is amiss.
    * andar mal = feel under + the weather, be under the weather.
    * andar tramando algo malo = be up to no good, get up to + no good.
    * aplicar mal = misapply.
    * a veces las cosas salen mal = shit happens.
    * bastante malo = third rate [third-rate].
    * bicho malo = nasty piece of work.
    * caer mal = rub + Nombre + up the wrong way.
    * calcular mal = misjudge.
    * chiste malo = shaggy dog story.
    * citar mal = misquote.
    * comportarse mal = misbehave, act up.
    * comportarse muy mal con = be rotten to.
    * comprender mal = misunderstand.
    * concebir mal = misconceive.
    * con mala fama = disreputable.
    * con mala reputación = disreputable.
    * control de las malas hierbas = weed control.
    * corregir un mal = correct + a wrong.
    * creer que estar mal = feel + wrong.
    * dar de mala gana = begrudge, grudge.
    * dar mala impresión = look + bad.
    * decían las malas lenguas que = rumour had it that.
    * decir con mal humor = spit out.
    * dejar un mal sabor de boca = leave + a bad taste in + Posesivo + mouth.
    * de mala calidad = shabby [shabbier -comp., shabbiest -sup.].
    * de mala fama = of bad repute, notorious.
    * de mala gana = reluctantly, grudgingly, grudging, begrudgingly, unwillingly.
    * de mala leche = like a bear with a sore head, in a foul mood.
    * de mala reputación = of bad repute, notorious.
    * de mal aspecto = seedy [seedier -comp., seediest -sup.], nasty looking, shanky [shankier -comp., shankiest -sup.].
    * de malas pulgas = in a grouch.
    * de mala uva = in a foul mood.
    * de mal carácter = ill-natured.
    * de mal en peor = out of the fire and into the frying pan.
    * de mal genio = bad-tempered, grumpy [grumpier -comp., grumpiest -sup.], curmudgeonly, crusty [crustier -comp., crustiest -sup.], irascible, shrewish, short-tempered, ill-natured.
    * de mal gusto = in bad taste, distasteful, tawdry [tawdrier -comp., tawdriest -sup.], unbecoming, tasteless, tacky [tackier -comp., tackiest -sup.], naff, trashy [trashier -comp., trashiest -sup.].
    * de mal humor = crotchety.
    * de mal sabor = unbecoming.
    * de mal vivir = disreputable.
    * dentro de lo malo lo menos malo = the best of a bad lot.
    * diagnosticar mal = misdiagnose.
    * día malo = bad hair day.
    * dicen las malas lenguas que = rumour has it that.
    * el cielo rojo al atardecer augura buen tiempo, el cielo rojo al amanecer aug = red sky at night, (shepherd/sailor)'s delight, red sky in the morning, (shepherd/sailor)'s warning.
    * en mala forma = in bad nick.
    * en malas condiciones = in poor condition, in bad condition, in bad shape, in poor shape, in bad nick.
    * en mal estado = in bad condition, in poor condition, in bad shape, in poor shape, in bad nick.
    * entender mal = misunderstand, misconceive, mishearing.
    * escuchar mal = mishearing.
    * estar mal = be wrong, feel under + the weather, be under the weather.
    * estar mal comunicado con = have + poor connections with.
    * estar mal encaminado = be on the wrong track, be headed down the wrong track.
    * estar mal preparado = ill-prepared.
    * estar mal visto = frown on/upon.
    * estar tramando algo malo = be up to no good, get up to + no good.
    * funcionar mal = malfunction.
    * gestionar mal = mismanage.
    * golpe de malasuerte = stroke of misfortune.
    * hablar mal de = speak out against, speak + ill of, say + nasty things about, slag + Nombre + off, slate, diss.
    * hacer sentir mal = make + Nombre + feel bad.
    * ir de mal en peor = go from + bad to worse.
    * ir mal = go + wrong.
    * ir mal encaminado = be on the wrong track, be headed down the wrong track.
    * ir por mal camino = be on the wrong track, be headed down the wrong track.
    * juzgar mal = misjudge, misconceive.
    * limpieza de malas hierbas = weeding.
    * llevar por el mal camino = lead + astray.
    * llevar por mal camino = mislead.
    * lo bueno y lo malo = the rights and wrongs.
    * lo que está bien y lo que está mal = rights and wrongs.
    * lo uno es tan malo como lo otro = one is as bad as the other.
    * mala administración = mismanagement.
    * mala aplicación = misapplication.
    * mala calidad = badness.
    * mala cizaña = rotten apple.
    * mala colocación = misplacement, misfiling.
    * mala colocación en los estantes = misshelving.
    * mala compañía = bad apple, rotten apple, damaged goods.
    * mala conducta = misconduct, misbehaviour [misbehavior, -USA].
    * mala conducta científica = scientific misconduct.
    * mala decisión = bad judgement.
    * mal + Adjetivo = poorly + Adjetivo.
    * mala educación = impoliteness.
    * mala experiencia = horror story.
    * mala fama = ill-repute, bad repute, bad reputation, ill reputation.
    * mala fortuna = misfortune.
    * mala gestión = mismanagement.
    * mala hierba = weed, bad apple, rotten apple.
    * mala influencia = bad seed, bad influence.
    * mala intención = sinisterness, ill will.
    * mala interpretación = misinterpretation.
    * mala jugada = dirty trick.
    * mala leche = nastiness, bad blood.
    * mal aliento = bad breath.
    * mala ordenación = misfiling.
    * mala palabra = dirty word.
    * mala pasada = dirty trick.
    * mala persona = rotten apple, a bad lot.
    * mala racha económica = economic doldrums.
    * mala reputación = ill-repute, bad repute, bad reputation, ill reputation.
    * mal armado = ill-armed.
    * mala salud = poor health.
    * mala semilla = bad seed.
    * malas experiencias = awful experience.
    * malas pulgas = ornery, grouchiness, grouch.
    * mala suerte = misfortune, mischance, bad luck, tough luck, hard luck, losing streak.
    * malas vibraciones = bad vibes.
    * mal atendido = ill-served.
    * mala tierra = poor soil.
    * mala vista = poor eyesight.
    * mala voluntad = ill will.
    * mal batido = badly-beaten.
    * mal comportamiento = misconduct, disruptive behaviour, misbehaviour [misbehavior, -USA].
    * mal comportamiento científico = scientific misconduct.
    * mal concebido = ill-conceived.
    * mal configurado = misconfigured.
    * mal considerado = poorly-regarded.
    * mal cuidado = mishandling.
    * mal día = bad hair day.
    * mal digerido = ill-digested.
    * mal educado = impolite.
    * mal emparejado = mismated.
    * mal enfocado = ill-adapted.
    * mal escrito = mistyped, ill-written, badly written.
    * mal estado = disrepair, state of disrepair.
    * mal estado de salud = poor health.
    * mal estructurado = ill-structured.
    * mal expresado = inarticulate.
    * mal formado = ill-trained.
    * mal formulado = badly formulated.
    * mal funcionamiento = malfunction, malfunctioning.
    * mal fundido = ill-cast.
    * mal genio = bile, short temper.
    * mal gusto = bad taste, tawdriness.
    * mal hecho para = ill suited to/for.
    * mal iluminado = badly-lit.
    * mal informado = ill-informed.
    * mal juicio = bad judgement.
    * mal llamado = ill-named.
    * mal menor = lesser evil.
    * malo del estómago = upset stomach.
    * malo, el = bad guy, the.
    * mal oído = poor hearing.
    * mal olor = stench.
    * mal ordenado en los estantes = misshelved.
    * mal ordenado los estantes = misshelved.
    * mal organizado = ill-structured.
    * malos, los = baddies, the.
    * malos tiempos = bad times.
    * malos tratos = mistreatment, battery, maltreatment, physical abuse.
    * malos tratos a la mujer = wife beating, wife battering, wife abuse.
    * mal pagado = low-paid, underpaid.
    * mal perdedor = sore loser, bad loser.
    * mal planeado = ill-planned.
    * mal preparado = ill-prepared, ill-equipped, ill-trained.
    * mal presentado = poorly presented.
    * mal provisto = poorly stocked.
    * mal remunerado = poorly paid, poorly remunerated.
    * mal retribuido = underpaid.
    * mal rollo = bad vibes.
    * mal sabor de boca = bad taste in + Posesivo + mouth.
    * mal social = societal ill.
    * mal surtido = poorly stocked.
    * mal trago = awful experience.
    * mal uso = misuse, mishandling.
    * mal ventilado = stuffy [stuffier -comp., stuffies -sup.].
    * manejar mal = mishandle.
    * más vale malo conocido que bueno por conocer = better the devil you know (than the devil you don't).
    * mirar con malos ojos = glower, scowl (at).
    * muy mal tiempo = severe weather.
    * no + haber + nada malo en = there + be + nothing wrong in/with.
    * no hay mal que por bien no venga = to every cloud, there is a silver lining.
    * no hay mal que por bien no venga = every cloud has a silver lining, be a blessing in disguise.
    * no salir mal parado por = be none the worse for (that).
    * oír mal = mishearing.
    * para bien o para mal = for better or (for) worse, for good or (for) ill, for good or (for) evil.
    * para mal = for the worse.
    * pasarlo mal = have + a thin time, have + a difficult time, experience + difficult times, pass through + difficult times, face + difficult times.
    * pasarlo muy mal = have + a tough time, have + a hard time.
    * persona vaga y mal vestida = slob.
    * poner a mal tiempo buena cara = keep + Posesivo + chin up.
    * ponerse a malas con = run + afoul of, fall + afoul of.
    * por la mala fortuna = by ill fate.
    * por la mala suerte = by ill luck, by bad luck, by ill fate.
    * por las buenas o por las malas = by hook or by crook.
    * por mala fortuna = unfortunately, unhappily, sadly.
    * por mala suerte = by ill luck, by bad luck, by a stroke of bad luck, by ill fate.
    * por mal camino = astray.
    * portarse muy mal con = be rotten to.
    * quedar mal = lose + face.
    * que queda mal = ill-fitting.
    * quitarse una mala reputación = clean up + bad reputation.
    * racha de mala suerte = losing streak.
    * recibir mala prensa = acquire + a bad name.
    * reformar malos hábitos = reform + bad habits.
    * representar mal = misrepresent.
    * salir horriblemente mal = go + horribly wrong.
    * salir mal = go + wrong, go + awry, misfire, backfire.
    * se avecinan malos tiempos = hard times lie ahead.
    * sentirse mal = feel + bad, feel under + the weather, be under the weather, feel + wrong.
    * sentirse mal con Uno mismo = feel + wrong.
    * ser malo = be a joke, spell + bad news, make + poor + Nombre.
    * si mal no + Pronombre + acordarse = to the best of + Posesivo + recollection.
    * tener mala fama = hold in + disrepute.
    * tener mala fama por = be infamous for.
    * tener malas conexiones con = have + poor connections with.
    * tener malas intenciones = be up to no good, get up to + no good.
    * tener mal ojo para juzgar a la gente = be a bad judge of character.
    * tener muy mala cara = look like + death warmed (over/up).
    * tener un mal concepto de Alguien = show + low regard for, give + low regard to.
    * tener un mal día = have + a bad day.
    * terminar mal = come to + a bad end.
    * tiempo muy malo = severe weather.
    * tierra mala = poor soil.
    * traerse algo malo entre manos = be up to no good, get up to + no good.
    * tratar mal = maltreat, manhandle.
    * usar mal = abuse, misuse.

    * * *
    malo1 -la
    [ The form mal is used before masculine singular nouns. mal2 (↑ mal (2)) ]
    A [ SER] (en calidad) ‹producto› bad, poor; ‹película/novela› bad
    la tela es de mala calidad the material is poor quality
    tiene mala ortografía her spelling is bad o poor, she's a bad o poor speller
    más vale malo conocido que bueno por conocer better the devil you know (than the devil you don't)
    B [ SER]
    1 (incompetente) ‹alumno/actor› bad
    soy muy mala para los números I'm terrible o very bad with figures
    2 ‹padre/marido/amigo› bad
    C [ SER] (desfavorable, adverso) bad
    ¡qué mala suerte! what bad luck!, how unlucky!
    la obra tuvo mala crítica the play got bad reviews
    están en mala situación económica they're going through hard times
    lo malo es que va a haber mucho tráfico the only thing o trouble o problem is that there'll be a lot of traffic
    en las malas ( AmS): un amigo no te abandona en las malas a friend doesn't abandon you when things are tough o when times are bad
    estar de malas (de mal humor) ( fam) to be in a bad mood; (desafortunado) ( esp AmL) to be unlucky
    por las malas unwillingly
    vas a tener que hacerlo, ya sea por las buenas o por las malas you'll have to do it whether you like it or not
    D [ SER] (inconveniente, perjudicial) ‹hábitos/lecturas› bad
    llegas en mal momento you've come at an awkward o a bad moment
    es malo tomar tanto sol it's not good to sunbathe so much
    E [ SER] (sin gracia) ‹chiste› bad
    F [ SER]
    1 (desagradable) ‹olor/aliento› bad
    hace un día muy malo it's a horrible day
    nos hizo mal tiempo we had bad weather
    hace tan malo ( Esp); it's such horrible weather, the weather's so horrible
    2 ( Chi fam) (feo) ugly
    G [ ESTAR] (en mal estado) ‹alimento›
    ese pescado/queso está malo that fish/cheese has gone bad, that fish/cheese is off ( BrE)
    H
    1
    (desmejorado, no saludable): tienes mal aspecto you don't look very well
    tienes mala cara you don't look well
    yo le veo muy mal color he looks terribly pale to me
    2 [ SER] (serio, grave) serious
    fue una mala caída it was a bad fall
    no tiene nada malo it's nothing serious
    3 [ ESTAR] (Esp, Méx fam) (enfermo) sick ( AmE), ill ( BrE)
    el pobre está malito the poor thing's not very well ( colloq)
    4 [ ESTAR]
    ( Esp fam euf) ‹mujer› estoy mala I've got my period, it's the time of the month ( colloq euph)
    me he puesto mala my period's started
    I [ SER] (difícil) malo DE + INF difficult to + INF
    esta tela es mala de planchar this material is difficult to iron
    es muy malo de convencer he's very difficult o hard to persuade, it's very difficult o hard to persuade him
    Sentido II [ SER] (en sentido ético) ‹persona›
    ¡qué malo eres con tu hermano! you're really horrible o nasty to your brother
    no seas mala, préstamelo don't be mean o rotten, lend it to me ( colloq)
    una mala mujer a loose woman
    es una mujer muy mala she's a wicked o an evil woman
    a la mala ( Chi fam): se lo quitaron a la mala they did him out of it ( colloq)
    pasó la cámara a la mala she sneaked the camera through ( colloq)
    un ataque a la mala a sneak attack
    no nos ofrecieron ni un mal café they didn't even offer us a (lousy) cup of coffee
    no había ni una mala silla para sentarse there wasn't a single damn chair to sit on ( colloq)
    Compuestos:
    feminine weed
    ( Esp): tiene muy maloa idea she's a nasty character o a nasty piece of work ( colloq)
    lo hizo a or con maloa idea he did it deliberately o to be nasty, he did it knowing it would hurt ( o cause trouble etc)
    lo hizo con maloa leche (Esp, Méx, Ven); he did it deliberately o to be nasty, he did it knowing it would hurt ( o cause trouble etc)
    está de maloa leche ( Esp); she's in a foul mood ( colloq)
    ¡qué maloa leche, se ha puesto a llover! ( Esp); what a drag! it's started raining ( colloq)
    feminine ( esp AmL) rude o dirty word
    feminine dirty trick
    me hizo or jugó una maloa pasada she played a dirty trick on me
    los nervios me jugaron una maloa pasada my nerves got the better of me
    feminine ( fam); bad luck
    hacerse maloa sangre to get worked up ( colloq), to get into a state ( colloq)
    fpl guile, cunning
    todo lo ha conseguido con maloas artes she's got everything she has by guile o through cunning
    fpl ( fam):
    dicen las maloas lenguas que … rumor* has it that …, there's a rumor* o there are rumors* going around that …, people are saying that …
    mpl bad o impure thoughts (pl)
    mpl (a persona, animal) maltreatment, ill-treatment; (a un niño, mujer) physical abuse, battery
    malos tratos a menores or a la infancia child abuse
    malo2 -la
    masculine, feminine
    ( leng infantil or hum); baddy ( colloq)
    uno de los malos one of the baddies o bad guys
    * * *

     

    malo
    ◊ -la adjetivo [The form mal is used before masculine singular nouns]

    1
    a) [ser] ( en general) bad;


    un mal amigo a bad friend;
    una mala caída a bad fall;
    soy muy malo para los números I'm very bad with figures;
    ¡qué mala suerte or (fam) pata! what bad luck!, how unlucky!;
    lo malo es que … the thing o trouble is that …;
    las malas compañías bad company;
    mala hierba weed;
    malos tratos ill-treatment;
    es malo tomar tanto sol it's not good to sunbathe so much;
    tienes mala cara or mal aspecto you don't look well
    b)calidad/visibilidad poor;


    estar de malas ( de mal humor) (fam) to be in a bad mood;

    ( con mala suerte) (esp AmL) to be unlucky;
    más vale malo conocido que bueno por conocer better the devil you know (than the devil you don't)

    2 [ser] ‹ persona› ( en sentido ético) nasty;
    ( travieso) naughty;
    ¡qué malo eres con tu hermano! you're really horrible o nasty to your brother;

    no seas mala, préstamelo don't be mean o rotten, lend it to me (colloq);
    una mala mujer a loose woman;
    una mujer mala a wicked o an evil woman;
    lo hizo a or con mala idea he did it deliberately o to be nasty;
    mala palabra (esp AmL) rude o dirty word;
    dicen las malas lenguas que … (fam) there's a rumor going around that …, people are saying that …;
    hacerse mala sangre to get upset;
    ver tb leche 3
    3 [estar]
    a) ( en mal estado) ‹ alimento›:

    el pescado/queso está malo the fish/cheese has gone bad, that fish/cheese is off (BrE)

    b) (Esp, Méx fam) ( enfermo) sick (AmE), ill (BrE);


    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino (leng infantil o hum) baddy (colloq)
    malo,-a
    I adjetivo mal
    1 bad: he tenido un día muy malo, I've had a bad day
    2 (perverso) wicked, bad
    (desobediente, travieso) naughty: es una mala persona, he's wicked
    préstame el coche, no seas malo, lend me your car, don't be so mean
    3 (espectáculo, libro, etc) bad, poor: es un argumento muy malo, it's a feeble argument
    4 (dañino) harmful: es malo para ti que él lo sepa, it's bad for you that he knows it
    tenemos que arrancar las malas hierbas, we'll have to pull out the weeds
    5 (enfermo) ill, sick
    6 (alimentos) rotten: se puso mala la carne, the meat went bad
    II m,f fam el malo, the baddy o villain
    ♦ Locuciones: estar de malas, to be in a bad mood
    por las malas, by force
    ' malo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abominable
    - ínfima
    - ínfimo
    - mal
    - mala
    - peor
    - quina
    - redundar
    - santita
    - santito
    - antología
    - chimbo
    - en
    - endiablado
    - fatal
    - fondo
    - igualmente
    - pata
    - pichanga
    - sangre
    English:
    abominable
    - abysmal
    - bad
    - baddy
    - devil
    - evil
    - good
    - half
    - ill
    - lean
    - low
    - mean
    - nasty
    - off
    - poor
    - rotten
    - shocking
    - spiteful
    - thick
    - up
    - villain
    - wicked
    - wrong
    - your
    - corny
    - crummy
    - indulgence
    - lame
    - naughty
    - paltry
    - ropey
    - severe
    - trashy
    - unkind
    * * *
    malo, -a Mal is used instead of malo before singular masculine nouns (e.g. un mal ejemplo a bad example). The comparative form of malo (= worse) is peor, the superlative forms (= the worst) are el peor (masculine) and la peor (feminine).
    adj
    1. [perjudicial, grave] bad;
    traigo malas noticias I have some bad news;
    es malo para el hígado it's bad for your liver;
    ¿es algo malo, doctor? is it serious, doctor?;
    una mala caída a nasty fall
    2. [sin calidad, sin aptitudes] poor, bad;
    una mala novela/actriz a bad novel/actress;
    tiene muy malas notas her Br marks o US grades are very poor o bad;
    ser de mala calidad to be poor quality;
    este material/producto es muy malo this material/product is very poor quality;
    soy muy malo para la música I'm no good at o very bad at music;
    Hum
    es más malo que hecho de encargo [producto, jugador] he's/it's truly awful o as bad as they come;
    más vale lo malo conocido que lo bueno por conocer better the devil you know (than the devil you don't)
    3. [inapropiado, adverso] bad;
    fue una mala decisión it was a bad decision;
    he dormido en mala postura I slept in a funny position;
    es mala señal it's a bad sign;
    lo malo es que… the problem is (that)…;
    disparó con la pierna mala y metió gol he shot with his weaker foot and scored;
    tener mala suerte to be unlucky;
    ¡qué mala suerte! how unlucky!
    Am mala palabra swearword
    4. [malvado] wicked, evil;
    es muy mala persona she's a really nasty person;
    tiene muy mala intención he's very spiteful;
    eso sólo lo haría un mal amigo it's a poor friend who would do a thing like that;
    ¡mira que eres malo, criticarla así! it's not very nice of you to criticize her like that!;
    anda, no seas malo y déjame que vaya go on, don't be mean, let me go
    5. [travieso] naughty;
    ¡no seas malo y obedece! be good and do as I say!;
    el crío está muy malo últimamente the child has been very naughty recently
    6. [enfermo] ill, sick;
    estar/ponerse malo to be/fall ill;
    tiene a su padre malo her father's ill;
    poner malo a alguien to drive sb mad;
    me pongo mala cada vez que la veo I get mad every time I see her
    7. [desagradable] bad;
    esta herida tiene mal aspecto this wound looks nasty;
    mal tiempo bad weather;
    hace mal tiempo the weather's bad;
    Esp
    está muy malo el día it's a horrible day, it's not a very nice day
    8. [podrido, pasado] bad, off, spoiled;
    la fruta está mala the fruit is bad o spoiled;
    la fruta se ha puesto mala the fruit has gone bad o Br gone off
    9. [uso enfático]
    ni un mal trozo de pan not even a crust of bread;
    no había ni un mal supermercado en el pueblo there wasn't a single supermarket to be found in the village
    10. [difícil]
    el asunto es malo de entender the matter is hard o difficult to understand;
    una lesión muy mala de curar an injury that won't heal easily
    11. Esp Fam Euf [con la menstruación]
    estar/ponerse mala to be on/start one's period
    nm,f
    el malo, la mala [en cine] the villain, the baddy
    interj
    cuando nadie se queja, ¡malo! it's a bad sign when nobody complains
    malas nfpl
    está o [m5] se ha puesto a malas con él she's fallen out with him;
    estar de malas to be in a bad mood;
    por las malas [a la fuerza] by force;
    lo vas a hacer, aunque tenga que ser por las malas you're going to do it, whether you like it or not;
    por las malas es de temer she's a fearful sight when she's angry;
    Am
    estar o [m5] andar de malas to be having a hard time;
    Andes, CSur
    en las malas [de mal humor] in a bad mood;
    los amigos no te abandonan en las malas friends don't let you down when things get bad
    * * *
    I adj
    1 bad
    2 calidad poor
    3 ( enfermo) sick, ill;
    ponerse malo get sick, fall ill
    4
    :
    por las buenas o por las malas whether he/she etc likes it or not;
    estar de malas be in a bad mood;
    por las malas by force;
    andar a malas con alguien be on bad terms with s.o.;
    lo malo es que unfortunately
    II m hum
    bad guy, baddy
    * * *
    1) : bad
    mala suerte: bad luck
    2) : wicked, naughty
    3) : cheap, poor (quality)
    4) : harmful
    malo para la salud: bad for one's health
    5) (using the form mal) : unwell
    estar mal del corazón: to have heart trouble
    6)
    estar de malas : to be in a bad mood
    malo, -la n
    : villain, bad guy (in novels, movies, etc.)
    * * *
    malo1 adj
    1. (en general) bad [comp. worse; superl. worst]
    2. (travieso) naughty [comp. naughtier; superl. naughtiest]
    3. (enfermo) ill [comp. worse; superl. worst]
    4. (pasado) off
    5. (malvado) evil
    ser malo en/para algo to be bad at something
    malo2 n villain

    Spanish-English dictionary > malo

  • 13 paladín

    f. & m.
    paladin, campaigner, champion.
    * * *
    1 HISTORIA paladin
    2 figurado champion
    * * *
    SM
    1) ( Hist) paladin
    2) [de la libertad, justicia] champion
    * * *
    masculino (Hist) paladin; ( defensor) champion
    * * *
    = champion, crusader, campaigner.
    Ex. NACs see their role as champions of the inarticulate by either taking up their case or providing groups with the information weaponry to campaign for their rights.
    Ex. This article reviews the work of Professor Kaula, the staunch crusader of librarianship in India.
    Ex. He was a tireless campaigner for high professional standards.
    * * *
    masculino (Hist) paladin; ( defensor) champion
    * * *
    = champion, crusader, campaigner.

    Ex: NACs see their role as champions of the inarticulate by either taking up their case or providing groups with the information weaponry to campaign for their rights.

    Ex: This article reviews the work of Professor Kaula, the staunch crusader of librarianship in India.
    Ex: He was a tireless campaigner for high professional standards.

    * * *
    1 ( Hist) paladin
    2 (defensor) champion
    * * *

    paladín sustantivo masculino
    1 Hist paladin
    2 (defensor) champion: ella fue el paladín de la causa homosexual, she was champion of the homosexual cause
    * * *
    1. Hist paladin, heroic knight
    2. Fig [adalid] champion, defender
    * * *
    m HIST paladin
    * * *
    paladín nm, pl - dines : champion, defender

    Spanish-English dictionary > paladín

  • 14 sonido

    m.
    sound.
    sonido vocálico vowel sound
    * * *
    1 sound
    * * *
    noun m.
    * * *
    * * *
    masculino sound
    * * *
    = sound, ringing, audio, ring, bleeping sound, chime.
    Nota: De timbre, campana, reloj, móvil o similar.
    Ex. A carrier is a physical medium in which data, sound, images, etc., are stored.
    Ex. The mere ringing of the telephone and the necessary conversation on it create a considerable level of noise.
    Ex. There is also a further dilemma concerning formats such as film and audio which have tended to receive a lower profile in the library world (too awkward, too cluttered with copyright restrictions, too technically instable).
    Ex. Pricing is a difficult concept for librarians since we hear no clear ring of the cash register, but it is also problematic for retailers.
    Ex. At some pelican crossings there is a bleeping sound to indicate to blind or partially-sighted people when the steady green figure is showing.
    Ex. After hearing the chimes, dial your ten-digit customer identification number.
    ----
    * a la velocidad del sonido = at the speed of sound.
    * amplificador de sonido = audio amplifier.
    * barrera del sonido = sound barrier.
    * calidad del sonido = sound quality.
    * canal de sonido = sound channel.
    * cartucho de sonido = sound cartridge.
    * casete para grabación de sonido = sound cassette.
    * CD de sonido = audio CD, CD-audio.
    * cinta de sonido = tape, phonotape.
    * colección de sonido = sound collection.
    * emitir un sonido = emit + sound.
    * equipo de sonido = sound system, hi-fi system.
    * fichero de sonido = audio file, sound file.
    * fichero de sonido simultáneo = streaming audio.
    * gesticular palabras con la boca sin emitir sonido = mouth.
    * imágenes y sonidos = sights and sounds.
    * ingeniero de sonido = sound engineer.
    * romper la barrera del sonido = break + the sound barrier.
    * sintetizador de sonidos = sound synthesiser.
    * sistema de sonido cuadrafónico = quadrophonic system.
    * sonido alto = loud noise.
    * sonido cuadrofónico = surround sound.
    * sonido de llamada = ringtone.
    * sonido envolvente = surround sound.
    * sonido estéreo = stereo sound.
    * sonido estereofónico = stereo sound, stereophonic sound.
    * sonido silábico = syllabic sound.
    * sonido vocálico = vowel sound, vocalic sound, vowel-like sound.
    * tarjeta de sonido = sound card.
    * técnico de sonido = sound technician.
    * transposición de los sonidos = slip of the tongue, spoonerism.
    * velocidad del sonido, la = speed of sound, the.
    * vídeo con sonido = audio video.
    * * *
    masculino sound
    * * *
    = sound, ringing, audio, ring, bleeping sound, chime.
    Nota: De timbre, campana, reloj, móvil o similar.

    Ex: A carrier is a physical medium in which data, sound, images, etc., are stored.

    Ex: The mere ringing of the telephone and the necessary conversation on it create a considerable level of noise.
    Ex: There is also a further dilemma concerning formats such as film and audio which have tended to receive a lower profile in the library world (too awkward, too cluttered with copyright restrictions, too technically instable).
    Ex: Pricing is a difficult concept for librarians since we hear no clear ring of the cash register, but it is also problematic for retailers.
    Ex: At some pelican crossings there is a bleeping sound to indicate to blind or partially-sighted people when the steady green figure is showing.
    Ex: After hearing the chimes, dial your ten-digit customer identification number.
    * a la velocidad del sonido = at the speed of sound.
    * amplificador de sonido = audio amplifier.
    * barrera del sonido = sound barrier.
    * calidad del sonido = sound quality.
    * canal de sonido = sound channel.
    * cartucho de sonido = sound cartridge.
    * casete para grabación de sonido = sound cassette.
    * CD de sonido = audio CD, CD-audio.
    * cinta de sonido = tape, phonotape.
    * colección de sonido = sound collection.
    * emitir un sonido = emit + sound.
    * equipo de sonido = sound system, hi-fi system.
    * fichero de sonido = audio file, sound file.
    * fichero de sonido simultáneo = streaming audio.
    * gesticular palabras con la boca sin emitir sonido = mouth.
    * imágenes y sonidos = sights and sounds.
    * ingeniero de sonido = sound engineer.
    * romper la barrera del sonido = break + the sound barrier.
    * sintetizador de sonidos = sound synthesiser.
    * sistema de sonido cuadrafónico = quadrophonic system.
    * sonido alto = loud noise.
    * sonido cuadrofónico = surround sound.
    * sonido de llamada = ringtone.
    * sonido envolvente = surround sound.
    * sonido estéreo = stereo sound.
    * sonido estereofónico = stereo sound, stereophonic sound.
    * sonido silábico = syllabic sound.
    * sonido vocálico = vowel sound, vocalic sound, vowel-like sound.
    * tarjeta de sonido = sound card.
    * técnico de sonido = sound technician.
    * transposición de los sonidos = slip of the tongue, spoonerism.
    * velocidad del sonido, la = speed of sound, the.
    * vídeo con sonido = audio video.

    * * *
    sound
    Compuesto:
    quadraphonic sound
    * * *

     

    sonido sustantivo masculino
    sound
    sonido sustantivo masculino sound
    equipo de sonido, sound equipment
    ' sonido' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    aguda
    - agudo
    - alta
    - alto
    - barrera
    - bramido
    - chillón
    - chillona
    - conservar
    - continuamente
    - débil
    - deliciosa
    - delicioso
    - deslucir
    - digital
    - emitir
    - filtro
    - graznido
    - hueca
    - hueco
    - oír
    - paso
    - registrar
    - reproducción
    - reproducir
    - resonancia
    - risa
    - rumor
    - simular
    - son
    - sorda
    - sordo
    - suavizar
    - tarjeta
    - timbre
    - trallazo
    - traspasar
    - triquitraque
    - volumen
    - voz
    - agudeza
    - amortiguar
    - apagado
    - áspero
    - bip
    - claridad
    - claro
    - continuo
    - crac
    - debilitar
    English:
    absorb
    - amplify
    - audio
    - background
    - bang
    - boohoo
    - boom
    - brassy
    - burr
    - buzz
    - carry
    - chink
    - clang
    - clank
    - clash
    - click
    - come through
    - convey
    - crew
    - deaden
    - deepen
    - detect
    - die away
    - dull
    - emit
    - equalizer
    - fade
    - faint
    - harsh
    - hear
    - hi-fi
    - hollow
    - inarticulate
    - jangle
    - knock
    - mellow
    - mixer
    - muffle
    - muffled
    - muted
    - obtrusive
    - odd-sounding
    - penetrating
    - piercing
    - playback
    - pow
    - puff
    - record
    - recorded
    - ring
    * * *
    sonido nm
    sound
    * * *
    m sound
    * * *
    sonido nm
    : sound
    * * *
    sonido n sound

    Spanish-English dictionary > sonido

  • 15 el

    art.
    el coche the car
    la casa the house
    los niños the children
    el agua/hacha/águila the water/ax/eagle
    fui a recoger a los niños I went to pick up the children
    * * *
    el
    1 the
    la Sra. Rodríguez Mrs. Rodríguez
    2 el de the one
    3 el que (persona - sujeto) the one who; (- objeto) the one, the one that, the one whom
    4 (cosa) the one, the one that, the one which
    * * *
    1. pron. 2. art.
    * * *
    el; la; los; las
    ART DEF
    1) [con nombres de referente único o concreto] the

    ¿está fría el agua? — is the water cold?

    ¿ha llegado ya el abogado? — has the lawyer arrived yet?

    el tío ese* that chap

    2) [en algunos casos no se traduce]
    a) [con nombres propios]

    ¿qué manda la señora? — what would madam like?

    ha llamado el Sr. Sendra — Mr. Sendra called

    dáselo a la Luisa* give it to Luisa

    b) [con nombres en sentido genérico]
    c) [con infinitivo]

    el hacerlo fue un error — doing it was a mistake, it was a mistake to do it

    d) [con cifras, proporciones]

    ahora gano el 3% más — I now earn 3% more

    3) [traducido por el posesivo]
    4) [con expresiones temporales]
    5) (=uso distributivo)
    6) [en exclamaciones]

    ¡el frío que hacía! — it was freezing!

    7) [posesivo]

    el de, mi libro y el de usted — my book and yours

    el del sombrero rojothe one with o in the red hat

    es un traje bonito, pero prefiero el de Ana — it's a nice suit, but I prefer Ana's

    y el de todos los demás — and that of everybody else, and everybody else's

    8)

    el que

    a) + indic

    él es el que quiere — it's he who wants to, he's the one who wants to

    los que hacen eso son tontos — anyone who does that is a fool, those who do so are foolish

    b) + subjun whoever

    el que quiera, que lo haga — whoever wants to can do it

    * * *
    (pl los), la (pl las) articulo
    [the masculine article el is also used before feminine nouns which begin with accented a or ha, e.g. el agua pura, el hada madrina]
    1)

    ¿ya vas a la escuela? — do you go to school yet?

    el mío/las tuyas — mine/yours

    el rojo/último — the red/last one

    los nacidos entre... — those born between...

    2)
    a)

    el + de...: la del sombrero the one with the hat; el de Valencia the one from Valencia; el de las nueve the nine o'clock one; el de Juan/de mi hijo — Juan's/my son's

    b)

    el + que...: el que acaba de entrar the one who's just come in; las que yo ví the ones I saw; los que estén cansados; those who are tired, anyone who's tired; la que te guste whichever you like; el que lo haya hecho — whoever has done it

    el mes pasado/que viene — last/next month

    4) ( cada)

    $80 el metro/kilo — $80 a meter/a kilo

    5) (con fracciones, porcentajes, números)

    la mitad/la cuarta parte del dinero — half the money/a quarter of the money

    el 20% de... — 20% of...

    el cuarto pisothe fifth floor (AmE) o (BrE) fourth floor

    6) (refiriéndose a partes del cuerpo, prendas de vestir, artículos personales, etc)
    a) (con apellidos acompañados de título, adjetivos, etc)

    el señor Ortiz/la doctora Vidal — Mr Ortiz/Doctor Vidal

    b) ( en plural)
    * * *
    (pl los), la (pl las) articulo
    [the masculine article el is also used before feminine nouns which begin with accented a or ha, e.g. el agua pura, el hada madrina]
    1)

    ¿ya vas a la escuela? — do you go to school yet?

    el mío/las tuyas — mine/yours

    el rojo/último — the red/last one

    los nacidos entre... — those born between...

    2)
    a)

    el + de...: la del sombrero the one with the hat; el de Valencia the one from Valencia; el de las nueve the nine o'clock one; el de Juan/de mi hijo — Juan's/my son's

    b)

    el + que...: el que acaba de entrar the one who's just come in; las que yo ví the ones I saw; los que estén cansados; those who are tired, anyone who's tired; la que te guste whichever you like; el que lo haya hecho — whoever has done it

    el mes pasado/que viene — last/next month

    4) ( cada)

    $80 el metro/kilo — $80 a meter/a kilo

    5) (con fracciones, porcentajes, números)

    la mitad/la cuarta parte del dinero — half the money/a quarter of the money

    el 20% de... — 20% of...

    el cuarto pisothe fifth floor (AmE) o (BrE) fourth floor

    6) (refiriéndose a partes del cuerpo, prendas de vestir, artículos personales, etc)
    a) (con apellidos acompañados de título, adjetivos, etc)

    el señor Ortiz/la doctora Vidal — Mr Ortiz/Doctor Vidal

    b) ( en plural)
    * * *
    el2
    = the, ye.

    Ex: The first institute, 'The Catalog: Its Nature and Prospects,' was held in New York City on October 9 and 10, 1975.

    Ex: The article 'Ye olde smart card' presents an annotated list of information sources on the credit card industry.
    * a lo extremo = to the extreme.
    * aunque no lo creas = believe it or not.
    * barrio de los ricos = upper town.
    * de los mejores = as good as any.
    * el abuelo de = the granddaddy of.
    * el acabose = the last straw.
    * el alcance = comprehensiveness.
    * el amor de + Posesivo + vida = the love of + Posesivo + life.
    * el año próximo = the year ahead.
    * el arte de = the art of, the fine art of.
    * el ataque es la mejor defensa = attack is the best form of defence.
    * el auténtico = the real McCoy.
    * el beneficio de la duda = the benefit of the doubt.
    * el bien de = the good of.
    * el buenazo de + Nombre = good old + Nombre.
    * el bueno de + Nombre = good old + Nombre.
    * el camino a seguir = the way ahead, the way to go.
    * el camino correcto = the way ahead, the way to go.
    * el camino hacia + Nombre + está lleno de + Nombre = the road (to/towards) + Nombre + is paved with + Nombre.
    * el camino hacia + Nombre + está plagado de + Nombre = the road (to/towards) + Nombre + is paved with + Nombre.
    * el camino por recorrer = the way ahead.
    * el camino que lleva a = a/the doorway to.
    * el camino recorrido = the road travelled so far.
    * el camino se hace andando = actions speak louder than words.
    * el centro de atención + ser = all eyes + be + on.
    * el charco = the big pond.
    * el ciudadano de a pie = the average Joe.
    * el ciudadano medio = the average Joe.
    * el cliente siempre tiene la razón = the customer is always right.
    * el colmo = the last straw.
    * el consejo de otra persona = a second opinion.
    * el copón = the dog's bollocks, the bee's knees, the cat's meow, the cat's pyjamas, the cat's whiskers.
    * el corazón de = the heart of.
    * el crecimiento de = the rising tide of.
    * el cual = which.
    * el de = that in, that of.
    * el diablo está en los detalles = the devil (is/lives) in the details.
    * el día del Juicio Final = the Day of Judgement.
    * El Diluvio = the Flood.
    * el dinero es el origen de todos los males = money is the root of all evil.
    * el dinero es la fuente de todos los males = money is the root of all evil.
    * el dinero mueve al mundo = money makes the world go (a)round.
    * el dinero no crece en los árboles = money doesn't grow on trees.
    * el doble = twice + as many.
    * el doble de = twice + the number of.
    * El Dorado = El Dorado.
    * el enemigo en casa = the enemy within.
    * el entonces + Nombre = the then + Nombre.
    * el espíritu de la época = the spirit of the times.
    * el estado de las cosas = the lay of the land [the lie of the land, -UK].
    * el evitar = avoidance.
    * el éxito genera éxito = success breeds success (SBS).
    * el éxito llama al éxito = success breeds success (SBS).
    * el final de = the close of.
    * el final de los problemas = the light at the end of the tunnel.
    * el fin del mundo = the ends of the earth.
    * el fin de semana = over the weekend, at the weekend.
    * el fin de todos los fines = the end of all ends.
    * el fin justifica los medios = the end justifies the means.
    * el fruto de + Nombre = the fruit of + Nombre.
    * el futuro = the way ahead, the way of the future.
    * el futuro + estar + justo a la vuelta de la esquina = the future + be + just around the corner.
    * el Gato con Botas = Puss in Boots.
    * el grado de = the extent of.
    * el grado de + Nombre = the breadth and depth of + Nombre.
    * el grado en que = the extent to which.
    * el gran hermano = big brother.
    * el guapo de + Nombre = good old + Nombre.
    * el hecho es que = fact is, the fact is (that).
    * el hecho es que... = the fact of the matter is that....
    * el hombre de la calle = the average Joe.
    * el hombre no es una isla = no man is an island.
    * el hombre propone y Dios dispone = Man proposes, God disposes.
    * el impulsor de = the power behind.
    * el interés público = the public interest.
    * El Juicio Final = The Last Judgement.
    * el lastre de = the shackles of.
    * el llevar = carrying.
    * el lugar que le corresponde a = the due place of.
    * El Mago de Oz = The Wizard of Oz, The Wizard of Oz.
    * el más = all-time.
    * el más + Adjetivo = the most + Adjetivo.
    * el más allá = hereafter.
    * el más bajo = rock-bottom.
    * el más favorito del mes = pick of the month.
    * el más leído = the most widely read.
    * el más recomendado = best of breed, the.
    * el Mediterráneo = Mediterranean Sea, the, the Med.
    * el mejor = best of breed, the.
    * el mejor de todos = the cream of the crop, crème de la crème.
    * el mejor hasta ahora = the best yet.
    * el mejor modo de = the best way of.
    * el mejor momento de todos = the time of all times.
    * el mejor + Nombre = the best available + Nombre.
    * el mejor que ha hecho hasta ahora = Posesivo + best yet.
    * el mentir = lying.
    * el mes pasado = last month.
    * el mío = mine.
    * el mismo + Nombre (+ que) = every bit as much + Nombre (+ as).
    * el mismo número = as many.
    * el modo como = the way in which.
    * el modo de = the way in which.
    * el modo de + Infinitivo = the way to go about + Gerundio.
    * el momento preciso = the point in time at which.
    * el motor de = the power behind.
    * el movimiento se demuestra andando = actions speak louder than words.
    * el muerto al hoyo y el vivo al bollo = dead men have no friends.
    * el mundo de las noticias = newsmaking.
    * el mundo en la palma de la mano = the world in the palm of + Posesivo + hand.
    * el mundo está a sus pies = the world is + Posesivo + oyster.
    * el mundo es un pañuelo = it's a small world.
    * el + Nombre + correcto al + Nombre + adecuado en el momento oportuno = the right + Nombre + to the right + Nombre + at the right time.
    * el + Nombre + es inestimable = the + Nombre + cannot be overestimated.
    * el + Nombre + más completo = the + Nombre + to end all + Nombre.
    * el no va más = the be all and end all, the bee's knees, the cat's pyjamas, the cat's meow, the cat's whiskers, the dog's bollocks.
    * el nuevo aspecto de = the changing face of, the changing nature of.
    * el orgullo de = showpiece.
    * el otro lado de la barrera = the other side of the fence.
    * el padre de = the father of.
    * el pan nuestro de cada día = all in a day's work.
    * el paso del tiempo = the passage of time, the sands of time.
    * el peor de todos = the worst of the lot.
    * el perro es el mejor amigo del hombre = a dog is man's best friend.
    * el peso de = brunt of, the.
    * el populacho = the great unwashed.
    * el porqué de = the reason behind, the thinking behind, the reasoning behind, the idea behind.
    * el portavoz de = the voice of.
    * el presente = thisness.
    * el primer intento = the first time around.
    * el primer + Nombre = the earliest + Nombre.
    * el primero mencionado = former.
    * el principal = the number one.
    * el principio de = the dawn of.
    * el principio del fin = the beginning of the end.
    * el principio de + Mes/Estación = early + Mes/Estación.
    * el problema no es el qué, sino el cómo = the devil (is/lives) in the details.
    * el problema obvio = the elephant in the room.
    * el proletariado = the great unwashed.
    * el pulmón de = the heart of.
    * el punto más bajo = rock-bottom.
    * el que = that, the one.
    * el que aprende = learner.
    * el que las hace, las paga = you've made your bed, now you must lie in it!.
    * el que lo encuentre se lo queda = finders keepers.
    * el que mantiene a la familia = breadwinner [bread winner].
    * el que mucho abarca poco aprieta = jack of all trades, master of none.
    * el que no llora, no mama = the squeaky (squeaking) wheel gets the grease (the oil/oiled).
    * el que no se aventura no cruza el mar = nothing ventured, nothing gained.
    * el que pregunta = inquirer [enquirer, -UK].
    * el quid de la cuestión = the crux of the problem, the crux of the matter.
    * el registro de los registros = record-of-record.
    * el registro modelo = record-of-record.
    * el resto = rest, the.
    * el resto (de) = the remainder (of), the rest (of).
    * El Salvador = El Salvador.
    * el segundo mencionado = latter.
    * el sendero que lleva a = a/the doorway to.
    * el ser barato = cheapness.
    * el siguiente no, el otro = next but one.
    * el sitio adecuado en el momento adecuado = the right place at the right time.
    * el sueño de toda persona = the stuff dreams are made of.
    * el sueño de todos = the stuff dreams are made of.
    * el sueño de todo ser viviente = the stuff dreams are made of.
    * el súmmum = the bee's knees, the cat's pyjamas, the cat's meow, the cat's whiskers, the dog's bollocks.
    * el tamaño de = the extent of.
    * el tema de la discusión = the focus of the discussion.
    * el tema del debate = the focus of the discussion.
    * el tiempo de Algo = in season.
    * el tiempo es oro = time is money.
    * el tiempo lo dirá = only time will tell.
    * el tiempo vuela = time flies (by).
    * el tipo de = the range of.
    * el todo es más grande que la suma de sus partes = the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
    * el total de = the total sum of, the sum total of.
    * el transcurrir del tiempo = the sands of time.
    * el transcurso del tiempo = as time goes by.
    * el último citado = latter.
    * el último grito = the last word, the cat's meow, the bee's knees, the cat's pyjamas, the cat's whiskers, the dog's bollocks.
    * el último + Nombre = the latest + Nombre.
    * el último pero no el menos importante = the last but by no means least.
    * el único = the one and only.
    * el único e incomparable = the one and only.
    * el único e inimitable = the one and only.
    * el único problema = a fly in the soup, the fly in the ointment.
    * el verdadero = the real McCoy.
    * el verdadero problema = the elephant in the room.
    * el ver televisión = television viewing.
    * el viejo = the elder.
    * el vulgo = the great unwashed.
    * el yugo de = the shackles of.
    * espicharlas = kick + the bucket.
    * la = the, ye.
    * la alternativa + ser = the alternative + be.
    * la belleza es superficial = beauty is only skin deep.
    * La Biblioteca Responde = Ask the Library.
    * la Biblioteca y el Archivo de Canadá = Library and Archives Canada.
    * la buena noticia = the good news.
    * la calidad es nuestro lema = quality is our middle name.
    * la calma que precede a la tormenta = the lull before the storm.
    * la cambiante fisonomía de = the changing face of, the changing nature of.
    * la caridad empieza por uno mismo = charity begins at home.
    * la ciudadana de a pie = the average Jane.
    * la ciudadana media = the average Jane.
    * la ciudad que nunca duerme = the city that never sleeps.
    * la clave de = at the heart of.
    * la clave está en la letra pequeña = the devil (is/lives) in the details.
    * la comunidad en general = the community at large.
    * la Convención de la Haya de 1954 = the 1954 Hague Convention.
    * la copa del árbol = the top of the tree.
    * la cosa es que = the thing is.
    * la cosa principal = the number one thing.
    * la crème de la crème = the cream of the crop, crème de la crème.
    * la cruz de = the bane of.
    * la cuestión es que = the thing is.
    * la década de los + Número = the + Número + s.
    * la demanda de = a call for.
    * la diversidad de = the range of.
    * la diversidad de + Nombre = the many + Nombre.
    * la edad se lleva en el alma = you are as old as you feel.
    * la época de Algo = in season.
    * la escoria de la sociedad = the gutter.
    * la espalda de = the back of.
    * la evidencia = the writing on the wall.
    * la fe mueve montañas = faith will move mountains.
    * la filosofía de = the reason behind, the reasoning behind.
    * la flor de + Nombre = the prime of + Nombre.
    * la flor y nata = the cream of the crop, crème de la crème.
    * la forma correcta de hacer las cosas = the way to go.
    * la forma de = ways and means (of/for/to/in/by).
    * la forma de + Infinitivo = the way to go about + Gerundio.
    * la forma de ver las cosas = the way + to see things.
    * la fuerza de la mayoría = strength in numbers.
    * la gente decía que = rumour had it that.
    * la gente dice que = rumour has it that.
    * la gente se está inquietando = the natives are nervous.
    * la gente se está poniendo nerviosa = the natives are nervous.
    * la gente se puso de pie para aplaudir = standing ovation.
    * la gota que colmó el vaso = the straw that broke the camel's back.
    * la Gran Manzana = the Big Apple.
    * la gran mayoría de = the vast majority of, the bulk of.
    * la historia + repetirse = history + come full circle.
    * la historia + volverse a repetir = history + come full circle.
    * la hostia = the cat's pyjamas, the cat's pyjamas, the bee's knees, the cat's meow, the cat's whiskers, the dog's bollocks.
    * la hoz y el martillo = the hammer and sickle.
    * la idea que hay detrás de = the idea behind.
    * la imaginación no tiene límites = your imagination is the limit.
    * la imitación es la mejor forma de que lo halaguen a uno = imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
    * La Isla del Tesoro = Treasure Island.
    * la joya de = showpiece.
    * la judicatura = the Bench.
    * la justicia = the Bench.
    * la juventud no es cuestión de edad sino de espíritu = you are as old as you feel.
    * la leche = the dog's bollocks, the bee's knees, the cat's meow, the cat's pyjamas, the cat's whiskers.
    * la luz al final del túnel = the light at the end of the tunnel.
    * la magistratura = the Bench.
    * la manera de + Infinitivo = the way to go about + Gerundio.
    * la mano que mece la cuna es la mano que domina el mundo = the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.
    * la mano que mece la cuna gobierna el mundo = the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.
    * la mar de = a whole slew of.
    * la mayoría con mucho de = the vast majority of.
    * la mayoría de = the majority of, most + Nombre, the main bulk of.
    * la mayoría de la gente = most people, the majority of the people.
    * la mayoría de las personas = most people, the majority of the people.
    * la mayoría de las veces = most of the time, more often than not.
    * la mayoría del mundo = the majority of the world, most people, the majority of the people.
    * la mayoría del tiempo = most of the time.
    * la mayor parte de = the majority of, the main bulk of, the lion's share of.
    * la mayor parte de las veces = more often than not.
    * la medida en que = the extent to which.
    * la mejor forma de hacer Algo = best practices, lessons learned [lessons learnt].
    * la mejor manera = how best.
    * la mejor manera de = the best way of.
    * la mejor oferta = the best deal.
    * la mejor opción = the best bet.
    * la mejor salida = the best way forward.
    * la mejor solución = the best way forward.
    * la menor duda de que = no doubt whatsoever.
    * la mentira = lying.
    * la mirada en = eye(s) on.
    * la misma persona = one and the same person.
    * la mitad (1/2) = one-half (1/2).
    * la necesidad agudiza el ingenio = necessity mothers invention.
    * la ocasión la pintan calva = make + hay while the sun shines.
    * la opinión de otra persona = a second opinion.
    * la oportunidad de + Posesivo + vida = the opportunity of a lifetime.
    * la parte de atrás de = the back of.
    * la parte más dura de = brunt of, the.
    * la parte más importante = the heart of.
    * la parte principal de = the bulk of.
    * la parte superior izquierda de = the upper left of.
    * la parte trasera de = the back of.
    * la personificación de la confianza en uno mismo = confidence personified.
    * la pesadilla de = the bane of.
    * la pesca del día = the day's catch, the catch of the day.
    * la petición de = a call for.
    * la píldora = the pill.
    * la plebe = the great unwashed.
    * la polla = the dog's bollocks, the bee's knees, the cat's meow, the cat's pyjamas, the cat's whiskers.
    * la práctica hace al maestro = practice makes perfect.
    * la primera tentativa = the first time around.
    * la primera vez = the first time around.
    * la proporción mayor de = the lion's share of.
    * la próxima moda = the next hot thing.
    * la puntilla = the final/last nail in + Posesivo + coffin.
    * la que = that, the one.
    * la razón de ser = the reason for being.
    * la realidad es que = the fact remains that..., fact is, the fact is (that).
    * la rehostia = the dog's bollocks, the bee's knees, the cat's meow, the cat's pyjamas, the cat's whiskers.
    * la responsabilidad ahora recae en + Nombre = the ball is in + Posesivo + court.
    * la responsabilidad es de... = the buck + stops....
    * la riqueza de = the wealth of.
    * la ruina de = the bane of.
    * las = the, ye.
    * las 24 horas = round the clock, around the clock.
    * las apariencias engañan = don't judge a book by its cover, there's more to it than meets the eye.
    * las ataduras de = the shackles of.
    * las autoridades = the powers-that-be.
    * las cosas + cambiar = pendulum + swing.
    * las cosas + estar + claras = the (hand)writing + be + on the wall, see it + coming.
    * las cosas no pasan así como así = everything happens for a reason (and a purpose).
    * las cosas no pasan (así) porque sí = everything happens for a reason (and a purpose).
    * las cosas no son tan simples como parecen = there's more to it than meets the eye.
    * las cosas + seguir + igual = business + revolve + as usual.
    * las cosas siguen igual = business as usual.
    * las cosas sólo pasan una vez = lightning never strikes twice.
    * las cosas son más complicadas de lo que parecen = there's more to it than meets the eye.
    * las cosas tal y como son = the birds and the bees.
    * las cosas + volver + a su punto de partida = the wheel + turn + full circle.
    * las de = those for.
    * las doce del mediodía = noon.
    * la segunda mitad de + Fecha = the latter part of + Fecha.
    * la segunda opción = the next best choice.
    * la segunda vez = the second time around.
    * la semana pasada = last week.
    * la senda que lleva a = a/the doorway to.
    * la situación = the course of events.
    * la sociedad en general = society at large.
    * las posibilidades son infinitas = the possibilities are endless.
    * las profundidades del mar = the deep.
    * las profundidades del océano = the deep.
    * las pruebas = the writing on the wall.
    * las raíces se encuentran = roots + lie.
    * las raíces se remontan a = roots + lie.
    * las razones de = the reason behind, the thinking behind, the reasoning behind, the idea behind.
    * las Reglas de Cutter para un Catálogo Diccionario = Cutter's Rules for a Dictionary Catalog.
    * las triquiñuelas de la letra pequeña = the devil (is/lives) in the details.
    * la suerte + cambiar = the tide + turn.
    * la suerte estaba echada = the die was cast, the die had been cast.
    * la suerte está echada = the die is cast.
    * la suma total de = the total sum of, the sum total of.
    * las uvas están verdes = sour grapes.
    * las veinticuatro horas = day and night, day or night, night and day.
    * la temporada de Algo = in season.
    * la tierra de la abundancia = the land of plenty.
    * la tierra de las oportunidades = the land of opportunity.
    * la tira de = a whole slew of.
    * la tira de tiempo = donkey's years.
    * la triste realidad es que = the sad fact is (that).
    * la última palabra = the last word, the last word, the bee's knees, the cat's pyjamas, the cat's meow, the cat's whiskers, the dog's bollocks.
    * la última vez = last time.
    * la última vez que = the last time.
    * la única pega = the fly in the ointment, a fly in the soup.
    * la unión hace la fuerza = strength in numbers.
    * la ventaja de = the beauty of.
    * la ventaja es que = on the positive side, the advantage is that, on the bright side.
    * la verdad = the lowdown (on).
    * la verdad es que = if the truth be known, if the truth be told, the fact is (that), fact is.
    * la verdad es que... = the fact of the matter is that....
    * la verdad sea dicha = to tell the truth.
    * la verdad sea dicha que = if the truth be told.
    * la Vía Láctea = the Milky Way.
    * la vida continúa = the show must go on.
    * la vida + continuar = life + go on.
    * la vida es así = life's like that.
    * ¡la vida no es un camino de rosas! = the course of true love never did run smooth!.
    * la vida + seguir = life + go on.
    * la víspera de = on the eve of.
    * la voz de = the voice of.
    * la voz de la conciencia = the voice within.
    * la voz de la experiencia = the voice of experience.
    * la voz de la razón = the voice of reason.
    * la voz del odio = the voice of hate.
    * la voz interior = the voice within.
    * lo absurdo = ridiculousness.
    * lo adecuado = adequacy.
    * lo + Adjetivo + que sea/esté = how + Adjetivo.
    * lo anodino = blandness.
    * lo anteriormente expuesto = the preceding.
    * lo apropiado = appropriateness.
    * lo barato = inexpensiveness.
    * lo básico = essential, the, nuts and bolts, bare minimum, bare necessities, the, the lowdown (on).
    * lo bastante elevado = high enough.
    * lo bastante extenso = adequately scoped.
    * lo bueno de = the beauty of.
    * lo bueno es que = the good news is (that)..., on the positive side, on the bright side.
    * lo bueno viene en frascos pequeños = small is beautiful.
    * lo bueno y lo malo = the rights and wrongs.
    * lo caro = expensiveness.
    * lo chicano = Chicana.
    * lo chulo = coolness.
    * lo cierto es que = fact is, the fact is (that).
    * lo completo = completeness.
    * lo completo que Algo está = fullness.
    * lo creas o no = believe it or not.
    * lo decisivo = the last word.
    * lo definitivo = the last word.
    * lo desagradable = unpleasantness.
    * ¿lo dices en broma? = you must be joking!, you must be kidding!.
    * lo directo = directness.
    * lo divertido = the fun part.
    * lo engorroso de = cumbersomeness.
    * lo esencial = essential, the, nuts and bolts, bare minimum, bare necessities, the, the lowdown (on).
    * lo estrafalario = zaniness.
    * lo estrambótico = zaniness.
    * lo extenso = comprehensiveness.
    * lo favorable = propitiousness.
    * lo hebraico = Hebraica.
    * lo hecho hecho está = no use crying over spilt/spilled milk.
    * lo importante es lo que eres no cómo te llamas = a rose by any other name.
    * lo imprescindible = bare necessities, the, bare minimum.
    * lo incómodo de = cumbersomeness.
    * lo indefinido = indefiniteness.
    * lo indirecto = indirectness.
    * lo indispensable = bare necessities, the, bare minimum.
    * lo insulso = blandness.
    * lo interesante = the fun part.
    * lo judío = Judaica.
    * lo lindo = cuteness.
    * lo llano = flatness.
    * lo más cercano a = the nearest thing to.
    * lo más conveniente es que = optimally.
    * lo más destacado = highlights.
    * lo más detestado = pet hate.
    * lo más importante = most of all, at its core.
    * lo más interesante = highlights.
    * lo más mínimo = so much as.
    * lo más novedoso = the last word.
    * lo más odiado = pet hate.
    * lo más parecido a = the nearest thing to.
    * lo más probable es que = most probably.
    * lo más recio de = brunt of, the.
    * lo más recóndito = nooks and crannies.
    * lo máximo = the be all and end all, the bee's knees, the cat's pyjamas, the cat's meow, the cat's whiskers, the dog's bollocks.
    * lo mejor = the top of the tree.
    * lo mejor de = the beauty of, showpiece.
    * lo mejor de ambas partes = the best of both worlds.
    * lo mejor de lo mejor = the best of the best.
    * lo mejor de todo = best of all.
    * lo mejor entre lo mejor = the best of the best.
    * lo mejor es que... = the good news is (that)....
    * lo mejor está aún por llegar = the best is yet to come.
    * lo mejor posible = to the best of + Posesivo + ability, at + Posesivo + (very) best, optimally.
    * lo mejor que pueda = to the best of + Posesivo + ability.
    * lo mejor que se puede hacer = the best bet.
    * lo mejor + ser = the beautiful part + be.
    * lo menos posible = as little as possible.
    * lo mínimo = bare minimum, bare necessities, the.
    * lo mismo ocurre con = the same goes for.
    * lo mismo ocurre en el caso de = the same is true (for/of/with).
    * lo mismo que = the same as, along the lines of, in much the same way as.
    * lo mismo que antes = the same as before.
    * lo mismo que para = the same as that for.
    * lo mismo se aplica a = the same is true (for/of/with).
    * lo molesto de = cumbersomeness.
    * lo mucho que = how extensively.
    * lo noble = high-mindedness.
    * lo no convencional = unconventional, the.
    * lo normal + ser + que = there + be + a tendency (to/for), there + be + a tendency (to/for).
    * lo oportuno = timeliness.
    * lo pasado pasado está = let bygones be bygones.
    * lo peor de = brunt of, the.
    * lo peor del = the armpit of the.
    * lo pintoresco = quaintness.
    * lo plano = flatness.
    * lo poco común = rarity, rareness.
    * lo poco convencional = unconventional, the.
    * lo primero = for one, first off.
    * lo primero de todo = first of all, first off.
    * lo prometido es deuda = a promise is a promise.
    * lo propicio = propitiousness.
    * lo público = publicness.
    * lo que = that which, what.
    * lo que aguarda a = what is on store for.
    * lo que Algo o Alguien se merece, lo que le corresponde, bastante = fair share, fair share.
    * lo que a uno cura a otro mata = one man's meat is another man's poison.
    * lo que demuestra que = which (just) goes to show that.
    * lo que el futuro depara a = what is on store for.
    * lo que es aun más inquietante = more disturbingly.
    * lo que es aun más preocupante = more disturbingly.
    * lo que es aun mejor = better still.
    * lo que es aun peor = worse still.
    * lo que es bueno para uno es bueno para otro = what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.
    * lo que es bueno para uno también es bueno para otro = what's good for the goose is good for the gander.
    * lo que es más = what is more, what's more.
    * lo que es más importante = most importantly, more importantly, most of all, most important.
    * lo que es mejor aun = better still.
    * lo que es muy importante = importantly.
    * lo que es peor = what's worse.
    * lo que es peor aun = worse still.
    * lo que espera a = what is on store for.
    * lo que está bien y lo que está mal = rights and wrongs.
    * lo que existe (en el mercado) = what's out there.
    * lo que haya que de ser, será = que sera sera, what's meant to be, will be, whatever will be, will be.
    * lo que hay (en el mercado) = what's out there.
    * lo que hay que hacer = do + the right thing, the way to go.
    * lo que hay que hacer y lo que hay que evitar = do's and don'ts, rights and wrongs.
    * lo que le corresponde = fair share.
    * lo que nos espera = things to come.
    * lo que quiera que = whatever.
    * lo que sea = something or other.
    * lo que se gana por un lado se pierde por otro = swings and roundabouts.
    * lo que se pierda en una cosa se gana en la otra = what you lose on the swings you gain on the roundabouts.
    * lo que + ser = what + be like.
    * lo que se suele pagar = going rate, the.
    * lo que tenga que pasar, que pase = que sera sera, what's meant to be, will be, whatever will be, will be.
    * lo que tenga que ser, será = que sera sera, whatever will be, will be, what's meant to be, will be.
    * lo que vale para tí también vale para mí = what's good for the goose is good for the gander, what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.
    * lo rural = rurality.
    * los = the, ye.
    * los 365 días del año = year-round.
    * los 40 principales = Top 40 singles chart.
    * los abajo firmantes = the parties hereto.
    * los acontecimientos = the course of events.
    * lo sagrado = sacredness.
    * los albores de = the dawn of.
    * los años cincuenta = fifties.
    * los años treinta = thirties.
    * los árboles no dejan ver el bosque = lose + sight of the forest for the trees.
    * los avatares de la guerra = the tides of war.
    * los buenos tiempos = the good old days.
    * los comienzos de = the dawn of.
    * los constantes cambios de = the changing face of, the changing nature of.
    * los de = those for, those in.
    * los demás = rest, the, everybody else.
    * los detalles de la letra pequeña = the devil (is/lives) in the details.
    * los días antes de = leading up to.
    * los dos = both, both of them, both of which.
    * los efectos negativos se están dejando sentir ahora = chickens come home to roost.
    * los gobernantes = the powers-that-be.
    * los hay para dar y regalar = there's one born every minute.
    * los mandamás = the powers-that-be.
    * los más necesitados = those most in need.
    * los más pobres + Nombre = the poorest + Nombre.
    * los menos locuaces = inarticulate, the.
    * los motivos de = the reason behind, the thinking behind, the reasoning behind, the idea behind.
    * los necesitados = the needy.
    * los orígenes de = the dawn of.
    * los otros con los que aparece(n) = neighbours [neighbors, -USA].
    * los peores + Nombre = the poorest + Nombre.
    * los poderes fáticos = the powers-that-be.
    * los pormenores de la letra pequeña = the devil (is/lives) in the details.
    * Los Principios de París = Paris Principles.
    * los que = those who.
    * los que detentan el poder = the powers-that-be.
    * los que mandan = the powers-that-be.
    * los que no han recibido formación específica = uninstructed, the.
    * los que + Verbo = those + Participio.
    * los tribunales = the Bench.
    * lo suficientemente cerca = within range.
    * lo suficientemente cerca como para oír = within earshot of.
    * lo suficientemente estúpido como para = dumb enough to.
    * lo suficientemente grande = large enough, big enough.
    * lo suficientemente lejos como para no poder oír = out of earshot.
    * los últimos coletazos = fag-end.
    * lo sumo = the bee's knees, the cat's meow, the cat's whiskers, the dog's bollocks, the cat's pyjamas.
    * los unos a costa de los otros = at each other's expense.
    * los viejos tiempos = the good old days.
    * lo tomas o lo dejas = take it or leave it.
    * lo último = the last word.
    * lo uno es tan malo como lo otro = one is as bad as the other.
    * lo vanguardista = cutting edge.
    * lo yidish = Yiddica.
    * parmarlas = kick + the bucket.
    * ser lo que nos espera = be the shape of things to come.

    * * *
    el (pl los), la; (pl las)
    A (con un referente único, conocido o que se define) the
    el sol the sun
    el lápiz/la goma/los lápices/las gomas que compré the pencil/the eraser/the pencils/the erasers I bought
    no, ése no, el que te presté ayer/el de Julio/el rojo no, not that one, the one I lent you yesterday/Julio's/the red one
    en la calle Solís in Solís Street
    prefiero el mío/los tuyos I prefer mine/yours
    me atendió el estúpido del marido that stupid husband of hers served me
    yo soy la arquitecta, ella es lexicógrafa I'm the architect, she's a lexicographer
    yo fui la que lo rompí or rompió I was the one who broke it
    los nacidos entre … those born between …
    los que faltamos ayer those of us who weren't here yesterday
    ¿cuál es Ardiles? — el del sombrero negro which one's Ardiles? — the one with the black hat
    un encuentro al que asistieron muchas personalidades a meeting which was attended by many well known people
    la obra de la que or de la cual hablábamos the play we were talking about
    B
    (con sustantivos en sentido genérico): me encanta la ópera I love opera
    odio el pescado I hate fish
    así es la vida that's life
    (nosotros) los mexicanos lo sabemos muy bien we Mexicans know only too well
    ¿ya vas a la escuela? do you go to school yet?
    ya salió del hospital she's out of the hospital ( AmE) o ( BrE) out of hospital
    en el mar at sea
    viajar por el espacio to travel in space
    C
    (en expresiones de tiempo): ocurrió el domingo de Pascua/en el verano del 76 it happened on Easter Sunday/in the summer of '76
    mi cumpleaños es el 28 de mayo my birthday's on May 28
    el mes pasado/que viene last/next month
    no trabaja los sábados she doesn't work (on) Saturdays
    estudió toda la mañana he studied all morning
    a las ocho at eight o'clock, at eight
    a eso de las seis around six o'clock
    D
    (cada): lo venden a $80 el kilo/metro they're selling it at $80 a kilo/a meter o at $80 per kilo/meter
    ¿cuánto cuesta el paquete de diez? how much does a packet of ten cost?
    E
    (con fracciones, porcentajes, números): me dio la mitad/la cuarta parte del dinero she gave me half the money/a quarter of the money
    el 20% de los peruanos 20% of Peruvians
    vivo en el cuarto I live on the fifth floor ( AmE) o ( BrE) fourth floor
    (refiriéndose a partes del cuerpo, prendas de vestir, artículos personales, etc): con las manos en los bolsillos with my/your/his hands in my/your/his pockets
    ¡te cortaste el pelo! you've had your hair cut!
    tienes la falda sucia your skirt is dirty
    tienes el suéter puesto al revés you've got your sweater on inside out
    tiene el pelo largo/los ojos azules he has long hair/blue eyes
    1
    (con apellidos acompañados de título, adjetivos, etc): llamó el señor Ortiz/la doctora Vidal/el general Santos Mr Ortiz/Doctor Vidal/General Santos phoned
    el gran Caruso the Great Caruso
    2
    (con nombres de mujeres famosas): la última película de la Monroe Monroe's last movie
    3
    (en plural): los Ortega (matrimonio) the Ortegas, Mr and Mrs Ortega; (familia) the Ortegas, the Ortega family
    a los Josés se les suele llamar Pepe people called José are often known as Pepe
    4 (fam: en muchas regiones crit)
    (con nombres de pila): pregúntale a la Carmen/al Ricardo ask Carmen/Ricardo
    5
    (con algunos nombres geográficos): en la India in India
    en (el) Perú in Peru
    6
    (al calificar): la España de Franco Franco's Spain
    el Buñuel que todos conocemos the Buñuel we all know
    la Italia del siglo pasado Italy in the last century
    7
    (con algunos equipos deportivos): juegan contra el Juventus/el Barcelona they're playing against Juventus/Barcelona
    H el
    (con infinitivo): odiaba el tener que pedírselo he hated having to ask her
    es cuidadoso y pausado en el hablar he's careful and deliberate in the way he speaks
    el frenético girar de los bailarines the frenzied spinning of the dancers
    al + INF ver a prep B 2. (↑ a 3)
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    él
    el (pl
    los), la (pl las) art the masculine article el is also used before feminine nouns which begin with accented a or ha, e.g. el agua pura, el hada madrina

    1




    así es la vida that's life;
    (nosotros) los mexicanos we Mexicans;
    ¿ya vas a la escuela? do you go to school yet?


    las tuyas yours;
    el último the last one;
    el estúpido del marido that stupid husband of hers
    2
    a) el + de:


    el de las nueve the nine o'clock one;
    el de mi hijo my son's
    b) el + que:


    los que estén cansados;
    those who are tired, anyone who's tired;
    la que te guste whichever you like
    3 ( en expresiones de tiempo):

    mi cumpleaños es el 28 de mayo my birthday's on May 28;
    el mes pasado last month;
    toda la mañana all morning;
    a las ocho at eight o'clock
    4 ( cada):
    $80 el metro/kilo $80 a meter/a kilo, $80 per kilo/meter

    5 (con fracciones, porcentajes, números):
    la mitad/la cuarta parte del dinero half the money/a quarter of the money;

    el 20% de … 20% of …
    6 (con partes del cuerpo, prendas de vestir, artículos personales, etc):

    ¡te cortaste el pelo! you've had your hair cut!;
    tiene los ojos azules he has blue eyes
    7
    a) (con apellidos acompañados de título, adjetivos, etc):

    el señor Ortiz/la doctora Vidal Mr Ortiz/Doctor Vidal;

    los Ortega the Ortegas


    ver África, Argentina, etc
    él pron pers
    a) ( como sujeto) he;

    ¿quién se lo va a decir? — él who's going to tell her?he is;

    lo hizo él mismo he did it himself;
    fue él it was him
    b) (en comparaciones, con preposiciones) him;

    ( refiriéndose a cosas) it;
    llegué antes que él I arrived before him o before he did;

    con/para él with/for him;
    son de él they're his
    el art def m
    1 the
    2 (no se traduce) (ante un tratamiento formal) el sr. Gómez, Mr Gomez
    (cuando el sustantivo es general) el hambre/tiempo, hunger/time
    3 (se traduce por un posesivo) (con partes del cuerpo) se ha cortado el pelo, she's cut her hair
    (prendas) se lo metió en el bolsillo, he put it in his pocket
    (pertenencias) guarda el diario en el cajón, put your diary into the drawer
    4 (con días de la semana) iré el miércoles, I'll go on Wednesday
    5 (cuando el sustantivo está elidido) the one: prefiero el azul, I prefer the blue one
    el de las diez, the ten o'clock one
    el que está en la mesa, the one that's on the table
    el que más nos guste, whichever one we like best
    (delante de un posesivo) el de María, Maria's
    es el mío, it's mine
    él pron pers
    1 (sujeto) (persona) he
    (animal, cosa) it: fue él, it was him, fue él el que..., it was him that... o it was he who...
    2 (complemento) (persona) him
    (animal, cosa) it
    dáselo a él, give it to him, es para él, it's for him
    3 (posesivo) de él, his
    4 (oración comparativa) ella es mejor que él, she's better than him o she's better than he is
    'él' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    A
    - abajo
    - abalanzarse
    - abaratarse
    - abarquillarse
    - abarrotar
    - abarrotada
    - abarrotado
    - abastecimiento
    - abatir
    - abatimiento
    - abdicar
    - abierta
    - abierto
    - abismo
    - abogada
    - abogado
    - abominar
    - abominable
    - abordar
    - aborigen
    - aborregarse
    - abortar
    - abotargada
    - abotargado
    - abrir
    - abreviar
    - abrirse
    - absoluta
    - absoluto
    - abstención
    - abundancia
    - acabar
    - acabarse
    - acabose
    - acallar
    - acanallar
    - accionariado
    - acero
    - achacosa
    - achacoso
    - achatamiento
    - achicharrarse
    - aclarar
    - aclarado
    - acomodarse
    - acompañar
    - acondicionar
    - acostumbrada
    - acostumbrado
    English:
    A
    - abandon
    - ABC
    - ability
    - about
    - above
    - abroad
    - abseil
    - absence
    - absent
    - absolute
    - absolve
    - absorb
    - abstract
    - academic
    - accelerate
    - accommodate
    - accomplice
    - account
    - accurately
    - accusation
    - accused
    - accustom
    - aching
    - act
    - act on
    - act up
    - actual
    - actually
    - acute
    - address
    - adequately
    - adjourn
    - admission
    - admit
    - advance
    - advanced
    - advantage
    - advantageous
    - advise
    - advocate
    - affair
    - afford
    - afloat
    - afraid
    - after
    - against
    - age
    - agenda
    - aggregate
    * * *
    el (f la, mpl los, fpl las) art determinado el is used instead of la before feminine nouns which are stressed on the first syllable and begin with “a” or “ha” (e.g. el agua, el hacha). Note that el combines with the prepositions a and de to produce the contracted forms al and del.
    1. [con valor especificador] the;
    el coche the car;
    la casa the house;
    los niños the children;
    el agua/hacha/águila the water/axe/eagle;
    fui a recoger a los niños I went to pick up the children
    2. [con sustantivo abstracto, valor genérico]
    el amor love;
    la vida life;
    el hombre Man, human beings;
    los derechos de la mujer women's rights;
    los niños imitan a los adultos children copy adults;
    el pan es un alimento básico bread is a basic food;
    la mayoría de la gente no la conoce most people don't know her;
    vuelve el biquini bikinis are back
    3. [indica posesión, pertenencia]
    se partió la pierna he broke his leg;
    se quitó los zapatos she took her shoes off;
    tiene el pelo oscuro he has dark hair;
    me han robado la maleta my suitcase has been stolen;
    se dieron la mano they shook hands
    4. [con días de la semana, fechas, horas]
    vuelven el sábado they're coming back on Saturday;
    los domingos vamos al cine we go to the movies (on) Sundays;
    llegaré el 1 de mayo [escrito] I'll arrive on 1 May;
    [hablado] I'll arrive on the first of May;
    son las siete it's seven o'clock;
    el año pasado/que viene last/next year
    5. [con nombres propios geográficos]
    el Sena the (River) Seine;
    el Everest (Mount) Everest;
    la India India;
    La Haya The Hague;
    El Cairo Cairo;
    6. [con apellido]
    la señora Márquez Mrs Márquez;
    el señor/el doctor Juárez Mr/Doctor Juárez;
    los Amaya [matrimonio] Mr and Mrs Amaya, the Amayas;
    [familia completa] the Amayas, the Amaya family;
    los Austrias the Hapsburgs;
    el Hitler español the Spanish Hitler
    7. Fam [con nombre propio de persona]
    llama a la María call Maria
    8. [con numerales, porcentajes, fracciones]
    el siete es mi número de la suerte seven's my lucky number;
    llegó el tercero he came third;
    el tercer piso the third floor;
    un aumento del 30 por ciento a 30 percent increase;
    la quinta parte (de) a fifth (of);
    el 20 por ciento (de) 20 percent (of)
    9. [en proporciones, precios]
    100 pesos el kilo 100 pesos a o per kilo
    10. [con complemento especificativo]
    el/la del sombrero the one with the hat;
    los/las de azul [cosas] the blue ones;
    [personas] the ones in blue;
    he perdido el tren, cogeré el de las nueve I've missed the train, I'll get the nine o'clock one;
    el de aquí this one here;
    ¿los del parque son amigos tuyos? were those people in the park friends of yours?;
    prefiero las del escaparate I prefer the ones in the window;
    los del fondo no se callan the people at the back won't shut up
    11. [con complemento posesivo]
    mi hermano y el de Juan my brother and Juan's;
    el mío mine;
    la tuya yours;
    los suyos theirs
    12. [con adjetivo]
    prefiero el rojo al azul I prefer the red one to the blue one;
    el/la mejor the best;
    es la mejor de la clase she's the best in the class, she's top of the class;
    los seleccionados realizarán un examen those chosen will sit an exam;
    el tonto de Ignacio se equivocó that idiot Ignacio got it wrong
    13. [con infinitivo]
    el beber tanto acabó con él all that drinking is what finished him off;
    es amante del buen comer she loves good food;
    me sienta mal el tener que decírtelo I don't like to have to tell you
    14. [con frases subordinadas]
    el/la que [cosa] whichever;
    [persona] whoever;
    los/las que [cosas] whichever;
    [personas] whoever;
    coge el/los que quieras take whichever you like;
    el que más corra whoever runs fastest, the one who runs the fastest;
    las que quieran venir que levanten la mano those who want to come o anyone who wants to come should put their hand up;
    el que no te guste no quiere decir que sea malo the fact that you don't like him doesn't make him a bad person
    15. [con valor enfático]
    ¡la pena que me dio verlo en ese estado! I felt so sorry for him when I saw him in that state!
    * * *
    el
    I art the
    II pron
    :
    el de … that of …;
    el de Juan Juan’s;
    el más grande the biggest (one);
    el que está … the one that is …
    * * *
    él pron
    : he, him
    él es mi amigo: he's my friend
    hablaremos con él: we will speak with him
    1) : the one
    tengo mi libro y el tuyo: I have my book and yours
    de los cantantes me gusta el de México: I prefer the singer from México
    2)
    el que : he who, whoever, the one that
    el que vino ayer: the one who came yesterday
    el que trabaja duro estará contento: he who works hard will be happy
    el, la art, pl los, las : the
    los niños están en la casa: the boys are in the house
    me duele el pie: my foot hurts
    * * *
    el det
    1. the
    ¿qué te pareció el libro? what did you think of the book?
    2. (posesivo) my / your / his / her etcétera
    ¿te has cortado el pelo? have you had your hair cut?
    ¿cuál prefieres? el azul which one do you prefer? the blue one
    ¡Ojo! Algunas veces no se traduce
    ¿quieres salir el sábado? do you want to go out on Saturday?
    el Sr. García Mr. García
    el que (persona) the one who / the one that (cosa) the one which / the one that
    con el que that... with
    en el que that... in

    Spanish-English dictionary > el

  • 16 él

    art.
    el coche the car
    la casa the house
    los niños the children
    el agua/hacha/águila the water/ax/eagle
    fui a recoger a los niños I went to pick up the children
    * * *
    el
    1 the
    la Sra. Rodríguez Mrs. Rodríguez
    2 el de the one
    3 el que (persona - sujeto) the one who; (- objeto) the one, the one that, the one whom
    4 (cosa) the one, the one that, the one which
    * * *
    1. pron. 2. art.
    * * *
    el; la; los; las
    ART DEF
    1) [con nombres de referente único o concreto] the

    ¿está fría el agua? — is the water cold?

    ¿ha llegado ya el abogado? — has the lawyer arrived yet?

    el tío ese* that chap

    2) [en algunos casos no se traduce]
    a) [con nombres propios]

    ¿qué manda la señora? — what would madam like?

    ha llamado el Sr. Sendra — Mr. Sendra called

    dáselo a la Luisa* give it to Luisa

    b) [con nombres en sentido genérico]
    c) [con infinitivo]

    el hacerlo fue un error — doing it was a mistake, it was a mistake to do it

    d) [con cifras, proporciones]

    ahora gano el 3% más — I now earn 3% more

    3) [traducido por el posesivo]
    4) [con expresiones temporales]
    5) (=uso distributivo)
    6) [en exclamaciones]

    ¡el frío que hacía! — it was freezing!

    7) [posesivo]

    el de, mi libro y el de usted — my book and yours

    el del sombrero rojothe one with o in the red hat

    es un traje bonito, pero prefiero el de Ana — it's a nice suit, but I prefer Ana's

    y el de todos los demás — and that of everybody else, and everybody else's

    8)

    el que

    a) + indic

    él es el que quiere — it's he who wants to, he's the one who wants to

    los que hacen eso son tontos — anyone who does that is a fool, those who do so are foolish

    b) + subjun whoever

    el que quiera, que lo haga — whoever wants to can do it

    * * *
    pronombre personal
    a) ( como sujeto) he

    ¿quién se lo va a decir? - él — who's going to tell her? - he is

    fue él — it was him, it was he (frml)

    b) (en comparaciones, con preposiciones) him; ( refiriéndose a cosas) it

    con/contra/para él — with/against/for him

    con/contra/para él — with/against/for him

    * * *
    (pl los), la (pl las) articulo
    [the masculine article el is also used before feminine nouns which begin with accented a or ha, e.g. el agua pura, el hada madrina]
    1)

    ¿ya vas a la escuela? — do you go to school yet?

    el mío/las tuyas — mine/yours

    el rojo/último — the red/last one

    los nacidos entre... — those born between...

    2)
    a)

    el + de...: la del sombrero the one with the hat; el de Valencia the one from Valencia; el de las nueve the nine o'clock one; el de Juan/de mi hijo — Juan's/my son's

    b)

    el + que...: el que acaba de entrar the one who's just come in; las que yo ví the ones I saw; los que estén cansados; those who are tired, anyone who's tired; la que te guste whichever you like; el que lo haya hecho — whoever has done it

    el mes pasado/que viene — last/next month

    4) ( cada)

    $80 el metro/kilo — $80 a meter/a kilo

    5) (con fracciones, porcentajes, números)

    la mitad/la cuarta parte del dinero — half the money/a quarter of the money

    el 20% de... — 20% of...

    el cuarto pisothe fifth floor (AmE) o (BrE) fourth floor

    6) (refiriéndose a partes del cuerpo, prendas de vestir, artículos personales, etc)
    a) (con apellidos acompañados de título, adjetivos, etc)

    el señor Ortiz/la doctora Vidal — Mr Ortiz/Doctor Vidal

    b) ( en plural)
    * * *
    el2
    = the, ye.

    Ex: The first institute, 'The Catalog: Its Nature and Prospects,' was held in New York City on October 9 and 10, 1975.

    Ex: The article 'Ye olde smart card' presents an annotated list of information sources on the credit card industry.
    * a lo extremo = to the extreme.
    * aunque no lo creas = believe it or not.
    * barrio de los ricos = upper town.
    * de los mejores = as good as any.
    * el abuelo de = the granddaddy of.
    * el acabose = the last straw.
    * el alcance = comprehensiveness.
    * el amor de + Posesivo + vida = the love of + Posesivo + life.
    * el año próximo = the year ahead.
    * el arte de = the art of, the fine art of.
    * el ataque es la mejor defensa = attack is the best form of defence.
    * el auténtico = the real McCoy.
    * el beneficio de la duda = the benefit of the doubt.
    * el bien de = the good of.
    * el buenazo de + Nombre = good old + Nombre.
    * el bueno de + Nombre = good old + Nombre.
    * el camino a seguir = the way ahead, the way to go.
    * el camino correcto = the way ahead, the way to go.
    * el camino hacia + Nombre + está lleno de + Nombre = the road (to/towards) + Nombre + is paved with + Nombre.
    * el camino hacia + Nombre + está plagado de + Nombre = the road (to/towards) + Nombre + is paved with + Nombre.
    * el camino por recorrer = the way ahead.
    * el camino que lleva a = a/the doorway to.
    * el camino recorrido = the road travelled so far.
    * el camino se hace andando = actions speak louder than words.
    * el centro de atención + ser = all eyes + be + on.
    * el charco = the big pond.
    * el ciudadano de a pie = the average Joe.
    * el ciudadano medio = the average Joe.
    * el cliente siempre tiene la razón = the customer is always right.
    * el colmo = the last straw.
    * el consejo de otra persona = a second opinion.
    * el copón = the dog's bollocks, the bee's knees, the cat's meow, the cat's pyjamas, the cat's whiskers.
    * el corazón de = the heart of.
    * el crecimiento de = the rising tide of.
    * el cual = which.
    * el de = that in, that of.
    * el diablo está en los detalles = the devil (is/lives) in the details.
    * el día del Juicio Final = the Day of Judgement.
    * El Diluvio = the Flood.
    * el dinero es el origen de todos los males = money is the root of all evil.
    * el dinero es la fuente de todos los males = money is the root of all evil.
    * el dinero mueve al mundo = money makes the world go (a)round.
    * el dinero no crece en los árboles = money doesn't grow on trees.
    * el doble = twice + as many.
    * el doble de = twice + the number of.
    * El Dorado = El Dorado.
    * el enemigo en casa = the enemy within.
    * el entonces + Nombre = the then + Nombre.
    * el espíritu de la época = the spirit of the times.
    * el estado de las cosas = the lay of the land [the lie of the land, -UK].
    * el evitar = avoidance.
    * el éxito genera éxito = success breeds success (SBS).
    * el éxito llama al éxito = success breeds success (SBS).
    * el final de = the close of.
    * el final de los problemas = the light at the end of the tunnel.
    * el fin del mundo = the ends of the earth.
    * el fin de semana = over the weekend, at the weekend.
    * el fin de todos los fines = the end of all ends.
    * el fin justifica los medios = the end justifies the means.
    * el fruto de + Nombre = the fruit of + Nombre.
    * el futuro = the way ahead, the way of the future.
    * el futuro + estar + justo a la vuelta de la esquina = the future + be + just around the corner.
    * el Gato con Botas = Puss in Boots.
    * el grado de = the extent of.
    * el grado de + Nombre = the breadth and depth of + Nombre.
    * el grado en que = the extent to which.
    * el gran hermano = big brother.
    * el guapo de + Nombre = good old + Nombre.
    * el hecho es que = fact is, the fact is (that).
    * el hecho es que... = the fact of the matter is that....
    * el hombre de la calle = the average Joe.
    * el hombre no es una isla = no man is an island.
    * el hombre propone y Dios dispone = Man proposes, God disposes.
    * el impulsor de = the power behind.
    * el interés público = the public interest.
    * El Juicio Final = The Last Judgement.
    * el lastre de = the shackles of.
    * el llevar = carrying.
    * el lugar que le corresponde a = the due place of.
    * El Mago de Oz = The Wizard of Oz, The Wizard of Oz.
    * el más = all-time.
    * el más + Adjetivo = the most + Adjetivo.
    * el más allá = hereafter.
    * el más bajo = rock-bottom.
    * el más favorito del mes = pick of the month.
    * el más leído = the most widely read.
    * el más recomendado = best of breed, the.
    * el Mediterráneo = Mediterranean Sea, the, the Med.
    * el mejor = best of breed, the.
    * el mejor de todos = the cream of the crop, crème de la crème.
    * el mejor hasta ahora = the best yet.
    * el mejor modo de = the best way of.
    * el mejor momento de todos = the time of all times.
    * el mejor + Nombre = the best available + Nombre.
    * el mejor que ha hecho hasta ahora = Posesivo + best yet.
    * el mentir = lying.
    * el mes pasado = last month.
    * el mío = mine.
    * el mismo + Nombre (+ que) = every bit as much + Nombre (+ as).
    * el mismo número = as many.
    * el modo como = the way in which.
    * el modo de = the way in which.
    * el modo de + Infinitivo = the way to go about + Gerundio.
    * el momento preciso = the point in time at which.
    * el motor de = the power behind.
    * el movimiento se demuestra andando = actions speak louder than words.
    * el muerto al hoyo y el vivo al bollo = dead men have no friends.
    * el mundo de las noticias = newsmaking.
    * el mundo en la palma de la mano = the world in the palm of + Posesivo + hand.
    * el mundo está a sus pies = the world is + Posesivo + oyster.
    * el mundo es un pañuelo = it's a small world.
    * el + Nombre + correcto al + Nombre + adecuado en el momento oportuno = the right + Nombre + to the right + Nombre + at the right time.
    * el + Nombre + es inestimable = the + Nombre + cannot be overestimated.
    * el + Nombre + más completo = the + Nombre + to end all + Nombre.
    * el no va más = the be all and end all, the bee's knees, the cat's pyjamas, the cat's meow, the cat's whiskers, the dog's bollocks.
    * el nuevo aspecto de = the changing face of, the changing nature of.
    * el orgullo de = showpiece.
    * el otro lado de la barrera = the other side of the fence.
    * el padre de = the father of.
    * el pan nuestro de cada día = all in a day's work.
    * el paso del tiempo = the passage of time, the sands of time.
    * el peor de todos = the worst of the lot.
    * el perro es el mejor amigo del hombre = a dog is man's best friend.
    * el peso de = brunt of, the.
    * el populacho = the great unwashed.
    * el porqué de = the reason behind, the thinking behind, the reasoning behind, the idea behind.
    * el portavoz de = the voice of.
    * el presente = thisness.
    * el primer intento = the first time around.
    * el primer + Nombre = the earliest + Nombre.
    * el primero mencionado = former.
    * el principal = the number one.
    * el principio de = the dawn of.
    * el principio del fin = the beginning of the end.
    * el principio de + Mes/Estación = early + Mes/Estación.
    * el problema no es el qué, sino el cómo = the devil (is/lives) in the details.
    * el problema obvio = the elephant in the room.
    * el proletariado = the great unwashed.
    * el pulmón de = the heart of.
    * el punto más bajo = rock-bottom.
    * el que = that, the one.
    * el que aprende = learner.
    * el que las hace, las paga = you've made your bed, now you must lie in it!.
    * el que lo encuentre se lo queda = finders keepers.
    * el que mantiene a la familia = breadwinner [bread winner].
    * el que mucho abarca poco aprieta = jack of all trades, master of none.
    * el que no llora, no mama = the squeaky (squeaking) wheel gets the grease (the oil/oiled).
    * el que no se aventura no cruza el mar = nothing ventured, nothing gained.
    * el que pregunta = inquirer [enquirer, -UK].
    * el quid de la cuestión = the crux of the problem, the crux of the matter.
    * el registro de los registros = record-of-record.
    * el registro modelo = record-of-record.
    * el resto = rest, the.
    * el resto (de) = the remainder (of), the rest (of).
    * El Salvador = El Salvador.
    * el segundo mencionado = latter.
    * el sendero que lleva a = a/the doorway to.
    * el ser barato = cheapness.
    * el siguiente no, el otro = next but one.
    * el sitio adecuado en el momento adecuado = the right place at the right time.
    * el sueño de toda persona = the stuff dreams are made of.
    * el sueño de todos = the stuff dreams are made of.
    * el sueño de todo ser viviente = the stuff dreams are made of.
    * el súmmum = the bee's knees, the cat's pyjamas, the cat's meow, the cat's whiskers, the dog's bollocks.
    * el tamaño de = the extent of.
    * el tema de la discusión = the focus of the discussion.
    * el tema del debate = the focus of the discussion.
    * el tiempo de Algo = in season.
    * el tiempo es oro = time is money.
    * el tiempo lo dirá = only time will tell.
    * el tiempo vuela = time flies (by).
    * el tipo de = the range of.
    * el todo es más grande que la suma de sus partes = the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
    * el total de = the total sum of, the sum total of.
    * el transcurrir del tiempo = the sands of time.
    * el transcurso del tiempo = as time goes by.
    * el último citado = latter.
    * el último grito = the last word, the cat's meow, the bee's knees, the cat's pyjamas, the cat's whiskers, the dog's bollocks.
    * el último + Nombre = the latest + Nombre.
    * el último pero no el menos importante = the last but by no means least.
    * el único = the one and only.
    * el único e incomparable = the one and only.
    * el único e inimitable = the one and only.
    * el único problema = a fly in the soup, the fly in the ointment.
    * el verdadero = the real McCoy.
    * el verdadero problema = the elephant in the room.
    * el ver televisión = television viewing.
    * el viejo = the elder.
    * el vulgo = the great unwashed.
    * el yugo de = the shackles of.
    * espicharlas = kick + the bucket.
    * la = the, ye.
    * la alternativa + ser = the alternative + be.
    * la belleza es superficial = beauty is only skin deep.
    * La Biblioteca Responde = Ask the Library.
    * la Biblioteca y el Archivo de Canadá = Library and Archives Canada.
    * la buena noticia = the good news.
    * la calidad es nuestro lema = quality is our middle name.
    * la calma que precede a la tormenta = the lull before the storm.
    * la cambiante fisonomía de = the changing face of, the changing nature of.
    * la caridad empieza por uno mismo = charity begins at home.
    * la ciudadana de a pie = the average Jane.
    * la ciudadana media = the average Jane.
    * la ciudad que nunca duerme = the city that never sleeps.
    * la clave de = at the heart of.
    * la clave está en la letra pequeña = the devil (is/lives) in the details.
    * la comunidad en general = the community at large.
    * la Convención de la Haya de 1954 = the 1954 Hague Convention.
    * la copa del árbol = the top of the tree.
    * la cosa es que = the thing is.
    * la cosa principal = the number one thing.
    * la crème de la crème = the cream of the crop, crème de la crème.
    * la cruz de = the bane of.
    * la cuestión es que = the thing is.
    * la década de los + Número = the + Número + s.
    * la demanda de = a call for.
    * la diversidad de = the range of.
    * la diversidad de + Nombre = the many + Nombre.
    * la edad se lleva en el alma = you are as old as you feel.
    * la época de Algo = in season.
    * la escoria de la sociedad = the gutter.
    * la espalda de = the back of.
    * la evidencia = the writing on the wall.
    * la fe mueve montañas = faith will move mountains.
    * la filosofía de = the reason behind, the reasoning behind.
    * la flor de + Nombre = the prime of + Nombre.
    * la flor y nata = the cream of the crop, crème de la crème.
    * la forma correcta de hacer las cosas = the way to go.
    * la forma de = ways and means (of/for/to/in/by).
    * la forma de + Infinitivo = the way to go about + Gerundio.
    * la forma de ver las cosas = the way + to see things.
    * la fuerza de la mayoría = strength in numbers.
    * la gente decía que = rumour had it that.
    * la gente dice que = rumour has it that.
    * la gente se está inquietando = the natives are nervous.
    * la gente se está poniendo nerviosa = the natives are nervous.
    * la gente se puso de pie para aplaudir = standing ovation.
    * la gota que colmó el vaso = the straw that broke the camel's back.
    * la Gran Manzana = the Big Apple.
    * la gran mayoría de = the vast majority of, the bulk of.
    * la historia + repetirse = history + come full circle.
    * la historia + volverse a repetir = history + come full circle.
    * la hostia = the cat's pyjamas, the cat's pyjamas, the bee's knees, the cat's meow, the cat's whiskers, the dog's bollocks.
    * la hoz y el martillo = the hammer and sickle.
    * la idea que hay detrás de = the idea behind.
    * la imaginación no tiene límites = your imagination is the limit.
    * la imitación es la mejor forma de que lo halaguen a uno = imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
    * La Isla del Tesoro = Treasure Island.
    * la joya de = showpiece.
    * la judicatura = the Bench.
    * la justicia = the Bench.
    * la juventud no es cuestión de edad sino de espíritu = you are as old as you feel.
    * la leche = the dog's bollocks, the bee's knees, the cat's meow, the cat's pyjamas, the cat's whiskers.
    * la luz al final del túnel = the light at the end of the tunnel.
    * la magistratura = the Bench.
    * la manera de + Infinitivo = the way to go about + Gerundio.
    * la mano que mece la cuna es la mano que domina el mundo = the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.
    * la mano que mece la cuna gobierna el mundo = the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.
    * la mar de = a whole slew of.
    * la mayoría con mucho de = the vast majority of.
    * la mayoría de = the majority of, most + Nombre, the main bulk of.
    * la mayoría de la gente = most people, the majority of the people.
    * la mayoría de las personas = most people, the majority of the people.
    * la mayoría de las veces = most of the time, more often than not.
    * la mayoría del mundo = the majority of the world, most people, the majority of the people.
    * la mayoría del tiempo = most of the time.
    * la mayor parte de = the majority of, the main bulk of, the lion's share of.
    * la mayor parte de las veces = more often than not.
    * la medida en que = the extent to which.
    * la mejor forma de hacer Algo = best practices, lessons learned [lessons learnt].
    * la mejor manera = how best.
    * la mejor manera de = the best way of.
    * la mejor oferta = the best deal.
    * la mejor opción = the best bet.
    * la mejor salida = the best way forward.
    * la mejor solución = the best way forward.
    * la menor duda de que = no doubt whatsoever.
    * la mentira = lying.
    * la mirada en = eye(s) on.
    * la misma persona = one and the same person.
    * la mitad (1/2) = one-half (1/2).
    * la necesidad agudiza el ingenio = necessity mothers invention.
    * la ocasión la pintan calva = make + hay while the sun shines.
    * la opinión de otra persona = a second opinion.
    * la oportunidad de + Posesivo + vida = the opportunity of a lifetime.
    * la parte de atrás de = the back of.
    * la parte más dura de = brunt of, the.
    * la parte más importante = the heart of.
    * la parte principal de = the bulk of.
    * la parte superior izquierda de = the upper left of.
    * la parte trasera de = the back of.
    * la personificación de la confianza en uno mismo = confidence personified.
    * la pesadilla de = the bane of.
    * la pesca del día = the day's catch, the catch of the day.
    * la petición de = a call for.
    * la píldora = the pill.
    * la plebe = the great unwashed.
    * la polla = the dog's bollocks, the bee's knees, the cat's meow, the cat's pyjamas, the cat's whiskers.
    * la práctica hace al maestro = practice makes perfect.
    * la primera tentativa = the first time around.
    * la primera vez = the first time around.
    * la proporción mayor de = the lion's share of.
    * la próxima moda = the next hot thing.
    * la puntilla = the final/last nail in + Posesivo + coffin.
    * la que = that, the one.
    * la razón de ser = the reason for being.
    * la realidad es que = the fact remains that..., fact is, the fact is (that).
    * la rehostia = the dog's bollocks, the bee's knees, the cat's meow, the cat's pyjamas, the cat's whiskers.
    * la responsabilidad ahora recae en + Nombre = the ball is in + Posesivo + court.
    * la responsabilidad es de... = the buck + stops....
    * la riqueza de = the wealth of.
    * la ruina de = the bane of.
    * las = the, ye.
    * las 24 horas = round the clock, around the clock.
    * las apariencias engañan = don't judge a book by its cover, there's more to it than meets the eye.
    * las ataduras de = the shackles of.
    * las autoridades = the powers-that-be.
    * las cosas + cambiar = pendulum + swing.
    * las cosas + estar + claras = the (hand)writing + be + on the wall, see it + coming.
    * las cosas no pasan así como así = everything happens for a reason (and a purpose).
    * las cosas no pasan (así) porque sí = everything happens for a reason (and a purpose).
    * las cosas no son tan simples como parecen = there's more to it than meets the eye.
    * las cosas + seguir + igual = business + revolve + as usual.
    * las cosas siguen igual = business as usual.
    * las cosas sólo pasan una vez = lightning never strikes twice.
    * las cosas son más complicadas de lo que parecen = there's more to it than meets the eye.
    * las cosas tal y como son = the birds and the bees.
    * las cosas + volver + a su punto de partida = the wheel + turn + full circle.
    * las de = those for.
    * las doce del mediodía = noon.
    * la segunda mitad de + Fecha = the latter part of + Fecha.
    * la segunda opción = the next best choice.
    * la segunda vez = the second time around.
    * la semana pasada = last week.
    * la senda que lleva a = a/the doorway to.
    * la situación = the course of events.
    * la sociedad en general = society at large.
    * las posibilidades son infinitas = the possibilities are endless.
    * las profundidades del mar = the deep.
    * las profundidades del océano = the deep.
    * las pruebas = the writing on the wall.
    * las raíces se encuentran = roots + lie.
    * las raíces se remontan a = roots + lie.
    * las razones de = the reason behind, the thinking behind, the reasoning behind, the idea behind.
    * las Reglas de Cutter para un Catálogo Diccionario = Cutter's Rules for a Dictionary Catalog.
    * las triquiñuelas de la letra pequeña = the devil (is/lives) in the details.
    * la suerte + cambiar = the tide + turn.
    * la suerte estaba echada = the die was cast, the die had been cast.
    * la suerte está echada = the die is cast.
    * la suma total de = the total sum of, the sum total of.
    * las uvas están verdes = sour grapes.
    * las veinticuatro horas = day and night, day or night, night and day.
    * la temporada de Algo = in season.
    * la tierra de la abundancia = the land of plenty.
    * la tierra de las oportunidades = the land of opportunity.
    * la tira de = a whole slew of.
    * la tira de tiempo = donkey's years.
    * la triste realidad es que = the sad fact is (that).
    * la última palabra = the last word, the last word, the bee's knees, the cat's pyjamas, the cat's meow, the cat's whiskers, the dog's bollocks.
    * la última vez = last time.
    * la última vez que = the last time.
    * la única pega = the fly in the ointment, a fly in the soup.
    * la unión hace la fuerza = strength in numbers.
    * la ventaja de = the beauty of.
    * la ventaja es que = on the positive side, the advantage is that, on the bright side.
    * la verdad = the lowdown (on).
    * la verdad es que = if the truth be known, if the truth be told, the fact is (that), fact is.
    * la verdad es que... = the fact of the matter is that....
    * la verdad sea dicha = to tell the truth.
    * la verdad sea dicha que = if the truth be told.
    * la Vía Láctea = the Milky Way.
    * la vida continúa = the show must go on.
    * la vida + continuar = life + go on.
    * la vida es así = life's like that.
    * ¡la vida no es un camino de rosas! = the course of true love never did run smooth!.
    * la vida + seguir = life + go on.
    * la víspera de = on the eve of.
    * la voz de = the voice of.
    * la voz de la conciencia = the voice within.
    * la voz de la experiencia = the voice of experience.
    * la voz de la razón = the voice of reason.
    * la voz del odio = the voice of hate.
    * la voz interior = the voice within.
    * lo absurdo = ridiculousness.
    * lo adecuado = adequacy.
    * lo + Adjetivo + que sea/esté = how + Adjetivo.
    * lo anodino = blandness.
    * lo anteriormente expuesto = the preceding.
    * lo apropiado = appropriateness.
    * lo barato = inexpensiveness.
    * lo básico = essential, the, nuts and bolts, bare minimum, bare necessities, the, the lowdown (on).
    * lo bastante elevado = high enough.
    * lo bastante extenso = adequately scoped.
    * lo bueno de = the beauty of.
    * lo bueno es que = the good news is (that)..., on the positive side, on the bright side.
    * lo bueno viene en frascos pequeños = small is beautiful.
    * lo bueno y lo malo = the rights and wrongs.
    * lo caro = expensiveness.
    * lo chicano = Chicana.
    * lo chulo = coolness.
    * lo cierto es que = fact is, the fact is (that).
    * lo completo = completeness.
    * lo completo que Algo está = fullness.
    * lo creas o no = believe it or not.
    * lo decisivo = the last word.
    * lo definitivo = the last word.
    * lo desagradable = unpleasantness.
    * ¿lo dices en broma? = you must be joking!, you must be kidding!.
    * lo directo = directness.
    * lo divertido = the fun part.
    * lo engorroso de = cumbersomeness.
    * lo esencial = essential, the, nuts and bolts, bare minimum, bare necessities, the, the lowdown (on).
    * lo estrafalario = zaniness.
    * lo estrambótico = zaniness.
    * lo extenso = comprehensiveness.
    * lo favorable = propitiousness.
    * lo hebraico = Hebraica.
    * lo hecho hecho está = no use crying over spilt/spilled milk.
    * lo importante es lo que eres no cómo te llamas = a rose by any other name.
    * lo imprescindible = bare necessities, the, bare minimum.
    * lo incómodo de = cumbersomeness.
    * lo indefinido = indefiniteness.
    * lo indirecto = indirectness.
    * lo indispensable = bare necessities, the, bare minimum.
    * lo insulso = blandness.
    * lo interesante = the fun part.
    * lo judío = Judaica.
    * lo lindo = cuteness.
    * lo llano = flatness.
    * lo más cercano a = the nearest thing to.
    * lo más conveniente es que = optimally.
    * lo más destacado = highlights.
    * lo más detestado = pet hate.
    * lo más importante = most of all, at its core.
    * lo más interesante = highlights.
    * lo más mínimo = so much as.
    * lo más novedoso = the last word.
    * lo más odiado = pet hate.
    * lo más parecido a = the nearest thing to.
    * lo más probable es que = most probably.
    * lo más recio de = brunt of, the.
    * lo más recóndito = nooks and crannies.
    * lo máximo = the be all and end all, the bee's knees, the cat's pyjamas, the cat's meow, the cat's whiskers, the dog's bollocks.
    * lo mejor = the top of the tree.
    * lo mejor de = the beauty of, showpiece.
    * lo mejor de ambas partes = the best of both worlds.
    * lo mejor de lo mejor = the best of the best.
    * lo mejor de todo = best of all.
    * lo mejor entre lo mejor = the best of the best.
    * lo mejor es que... = the good news is (that)....
    * lo mejor está aún por llegar = the best is yet to come.
    * lo mejor posible = to the best of + Posesivo + ability, at + Posesivo + (very) best, optimally.
    * lo mejor que pueda = to the best of + Posesivo + ability.
    * lo mejor que se puede hacer = the best bet.
    * lo mejor + ser = the beautiful part + be.
    * lo menos posible = as little as possible.
    * lo mínimo = bare minimum, bare necessities, the.
    * lo mismo ocurre con = the same goes for.
    * lo mismo ocurre en el caso de = the same is true (for/of/with).
    * lo mismo que = the same as, along the lines of, in much the same way as.
    * lo mismo que antes = the same as before.
    * lo mismo que para = the same as that for.
    * lo mismo se aplica a = the same is true (for/of/with).
    * lo molesto de = cumbersomeness.
    * lo mucho que = how extensively.
    * lo noble = high-mindedness.
    * lo no convencional = unconventional, the.
    * lo normal + ser + que = there + be + a tendency (to/for), there + be + a tendency (to/for).
    * lo oportuno = timeliness.
    * lo pasado pasado está = let bygones be bygones.
    * lo peor de = brunt of, the.
    * lo peor del = the armpit of the.
    * lo pintoresco = quaintness.
    * lo plano = flatness.
    * lo poco común = rarity, rareness.
    * lo poco convencional = unconventional, the.
    * lo primero = for one, first off.
    * lo primero de todo = first of all, first off.
    * lo prometido es deuda = a promise is a promise.
    * lo propicio = propitiousness.
    * lo público = publicness.
    * lo que = that which, what.
    * lo que aguarda a = what is on store for.
    * lo que Algo o Alguien se merece, lo que le corresponde, bastante = fair share, fair share.
    * lo que a uno cura a otro mata = one man's meat is another man's poison.
    * lo que demuestra que = which (just) goes to show that.
    * lo que el futuro depara a = what is on store for.
    * lo que es aun más inquietante = more disturbingly.
    * lo que es aun más preocupante = more disturbingly.
    * lo que es aun mejor = better still.
    * lo que es aun peor = worse still.
    * lo que es bueno para uno es bueno para otro = what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.
    * lo que es bueno para uno también es bueno para otro = what's good for the goose is good for the gander.
    * lo que es más = what is more, what's more.
    * lo que es más importante = most importantly, more importantly, most of all, most important.
    * lo que es mejor aun = better still.
    * lo que es muy importante = importantly.
    * lo que es peor = what's worse.
    * lo que es peor aun = worse still.
    * lo que espera a = what is on store for.
    * lo que está bien y lo que está mal = rights and wrongs.
    * lo que existe (en el mercado) = what's out there.
    * lo que haya que de ser, será = que sera sera, what's meant to be, will be, whatever will be, will be.
    * lo que hay (en el mercado) = what's out there.
    * lo que hay que hacer = do + the right thing, the way to go.
    * lo que hay que hacer y lo que hay que evitar = do's and don'ts, rights and wrongs.
    * lo que le corresponde = fair share.
    * lo que nos espera = things to come.
    * lo que quiera que = whatever.
    * lo que sea = something or other.
    * lo que se gana por un lado se pierde por otro = swings and roundabouts.
    * lo que se pierda en una cosa se gana en la otra = what you lose on the swings you gain on the roundabouts.
    * lo que + ser = what + be like.
    * lo que se suele pagar = going rate, the.
    * lo que tenga que pasar, que pase = que sera sera, what's meant to be, will be, whatever will be, will be.
    * lo que tenga que ser, será = que sera sera, whatever will be, will be, what's meant to be, will be.
    * lo que vale para tí también vale para mí = what's good for the goose is good for the gander, what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.
    * lo rural = rurality.
    * los = the, ye.
    * los 365 días del año = year-round.
    * los 40 principales = Top 40 singles chart.
    * los abajo firmantes = the parties hereto.
    * los acontecimientos = the course of events.
    * lo sagrado = sacredness.
    * los albores de = the dawn of.
    * los años cincuenta = fifties.
    * los años treinta = thirties.
    * los árboles no dejan ver el bosque = lose + sight of the forest for the trees.
    * los avatares de la guerra = the tides of war.
    * los buenos tiempos = the good old days.
    * los comienzos de = the dawn of.
    * los constantes cambios de = the changing face of, the changing nature of.
    * los de = those for, those in.
    * los demás = rest, the, everybody else.
    * los detalles de la letra pequeña = the devil (is/lives) in the details.
    * los días antes de = leading up to.
    * los dos = both, both of them, both of which.
    * los efectos negativos se están dejando sentir ahora = chickens come home to roost.
    * los gobernantes = the powers-that-be.
    * los hay para dar y regalar = there's one born every minute.
    * los mandamás = the powers-that-be.
    * los más necesitados = those most in need.
    * los más pobres + Nombre = the poorest + Nombre.
    * los menos locuaces = inarticulate, the.
    * los motivos de = the reason behind, the thinking behind, the reasoning behind, the idea behind.
    * los necesitados = the needy.
    * los orígenes de = the dawn of.
    * los otros con los que aparece(n) = neighbours [neighbors, -USA].
    * los peores + Nombre = the poorest + Nombre.
    * los poderes fáticos = the powers-that-be.
    * los pormenores de la letra pequeña = the devil (is/lives) in the details.
    * Los Principios de París = Paris Principles.
    * los que = those who.
    * los que detentan el poder = the powers-that-be.
    * los que mandan = the powers-that-be.
    * los que no han recibido formación específica = uninstructed, the.
    * los que + Verbo = those + Participio.
    * los tribunales = the Bench.
    * lo suficientemente cerca = within range.
    * lo suficientemente cerca como para oír = within earshot of.
    * lo suficientemente estúpido como para = dumb enough to.
    * lo suficientemente grande = large enough, big enough.
    * lo suficientemente lejos como para no poder oír = out of earshot.
    * los últimos coletazos = fag-end.
    * lo sumo = the bee's knees, the cat's meow, the cat's whiskers, the dog's bollocks, the cat's pyjamas.
    * los unos a costa de los otros = at each other's expense.
    * los viejos tiempos = the good old days.
    * lo tomas o lo dejas = take it or leave it.
    * lo último = the last word.
    * lo uno es tan malo como lo otro = one is as bad as the other.
    * lo vanguardista = cutting edge.
    * lo yidish = Yiddica.
    * parmarlas = kick + the bucket.
    * ser lo que nos espera = be the shape of things to come.

    * * *
    el (pl los), la; (pl las)
    A (con un referente único, conocido o que se define) the
    el sol the sun
    el lápiz/la goma/los lápices/las gomas que compré the pencil/the eraser/the pencils/the erasers I bought
    no, ése no, el que te presté ayer/el de Julio/el rojo no, not that one, the one I lent you yesterday/Julio's/the red one
    en la calle Solís in Solís Street
    prefiero el mío/los tuyos I prefer mine/yours
    me atendió el estúpido del marido that stupid husband of hers served me
    yo soy la arquitecta, ella es lexicógrafa I'm the architect, she's a lexicographer
    yo fui la que lo rompí or rompió I was the one who broke it
    los nacidos entre … those born between …
    los que faltamos ayer those of us who weren't here yesterday
    ¿cuál es Ardiles? — el del sombrero negro which one's Ardiles? — the one with the black hat
    un encuentro al que asistieron muchas personalidades a meeting which was attended by many well known people
    la obra de la que or de la cual hablábamos the play we were talking about
    B
    (con sustantivos en sentido genérico): me encanta la ópera I love opera
    odio el pescado I hate fish
    así es la vida that's life
    (nosotros) los mexicanos lo sabemos muy bien we Mexicans know only too well
    ¿ya vas a la escuela? do you go to school yet?
    ya salió del hospital she's out of the hospital ( AmE) o ( BrE) out of hospital
    en el mar at sea
    viajar por el espacio to travel in space
    C
    (en expresiones de tiempo): ocurrió el domingo de Pascua/en el verano del 76 it happened on Easter Sunday/in the summer of '76
    mi cumpleaños es el 28 de mayo my birthday's on May 28
    el mes pasado/que viene last/next month
    no trabaja los sábados she doesn't work (on) Saturdays
    estudió toda la mañana he studied all morning
    a las ocho at eight o'clock, at eight
    a eso de las seis around six o'clock
    D
    (cada): lo venden a $80 el kilo/metro they're selling it at $80 a kilo/a meter o at $80 per kilo/meter
    ¿cuánto cuesta el paquete de diez? how much does a packet of ten cost?
    E
    (con fracciones, porcentajes, números): me dio la mitad/la cuarta parte del dinero she gave me half the money/a quarter of the money
    el 20% de los peruanos 20% of Peruvians
    vivo en el cuarto I live on the fifth floor ( AmE) o ( BrE) fourth floor
    (refiriéndose a partes del cuerpo, prendas de vestir, artículos personales, etc): con las manos en los bolsillos with my/your/his hands in my/your/his pockets
    ¡te cortaste el pelo! you've had your hair cut!
    tienes la falda sucia your skirt is dirty
    tienes el suéter puesto al revés you've got your sweater on inside out
    tiene el pelo largo/los ojos azules he has long hair/blue eyes
    1
    (con apellidos acompañados de título, adjetivos, etc): llamó el señor Ortiz/la doctora Vidal/el general Santos Mr Ortiz/Doctor Vidal/General Santos phoned
    el gran Caruso the Great Caruso
    2
    (con nombres de mujeres famosas): la última película de la Monroe Monroe's last movie
    3
    (en plural): los Ortega (matrimonio) the Ortegas, Mr and Mrs Ortega; (familia) the Ortegas, the Ortega family
    a los Josés se les suele llamar Pepe people called José are often known as Pepe
    4 (fam: en muchas regiones crit)
    (con nombres de pila): pregúntale a la Carmen/al Ricardo ask Carmen/Ricardo
    5
    (con algunos nombres geográficos): en la India in India
    en (el) Perú in Peru
    6
    (al calificar): la España de Franco Franco's Spain
    el Buñuel que todos conocemos the Buñuel we all know
    la Italia del siglo pasado Italy in the last century
    7
    (con algunos equipos deportivos): juegan contra el Juventus/el Barcelona they're playing against Juventus/Barcelona
    H el
    (con infinitivo): odiaba el tener que pedírselo he hated having to ask her
    es cuidadoso y pausado en el hablar he's careful and deliberate in the way he speaks
    el frenético girar de los bailarines the frenzied spinning of the dancers
    al + INF ver a prep B 2. (↑ a 3)
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    el    
    él
    el (pl
    los), la (pl las) art the masculine article el is also used before feminine nouns which begin with accented a or ha, e.g. el agua pura, el hada madrina

    1




    así es la vida that's life;
    (nosotros) los mexicanos we Mexicans;
    ¿ya vas a la escuela? do you go to school yet?


    las tuyas yours;
    el último the last one;
    el estúpido del marido that stupid husband of hers
    2
    a) el + de:


    el de las nueve the nine o'clock one;
    el de mi hijo my son's
    b) el + que:


    los que estén cansados;
    those who are tired, anyone who's tired;
    la que te guste whichever you like
    3 ( en expresiones de tiempo):

    mi cumpleaños es el 28 de mayo my birthday's on May 28;
    el mes pasado last month;
    toda la mañana all morning;
    a las ocho at eight o'clock
    4 ( cada):
    $80 el metro/kilo $80 a meter/a kilo, $80 per kilo/meter

    5 (con fracciones, porcentajes, números):
    la mitad/la cuarta parte del dinero half the money/a quarter of the money;

    el 20% de … 20% of …
    6 (con partes del cuerpo, prendas de vestir, artículos personales, etc):

    ¡te cortaste el pelo! you've had your hair cut!;
    tiene los ojos azules he has blue eyes
    7
    a) (con apellidos acompañados de título, adjetivos, etc):

    el señor Ortiz/la doctora Vidal Mr Ortiz/Doctor Vidal;

    los Ortega the Ortegas


    ver África, Argentina, etc
    él pron pers
    a) ( como sujeto) he;

    ¿quién se lo va a decir? — él who's going to tell her?he is;

    lo hizo él mismo he did it himself;
    fue él it was him
    b) (en comparaciones, con preposiciones) him;

    ( refiriéndose a cosas) it;
    llegué antes que él I arrived before him o before he did;

    con/para él with/for him;
    son de él they're his
    el art def m
    1 the
    2 (no se traduce) (ante un tratamiento formal) el sr. Gómez, Mr Gomez
    (cuando el sustantivo es general) el hambre/tiempo, hunger/time
    3 (se traduce por un posesivo) (con partes del cuerpo) se ha cortado el pelo, she's cut her hair
    (prendas) se lo metió en el bolsillo, he put it in his pocket
    (pertenencias) guarda el diario en el cajón, put your diary into the drawer
    4 (con días de la semana) iré el miércoles, I'll go on Wednesday
    5 (cuando el sustantivo está elidido) the one: prefiero el azul, I prefer the blue one
    el de las diez, the ten o'clock one
    el que está en la mesa, the one that's on the table
    el que más nos guste, whichever one we like best
    (delante de un posesivo) el de María, Maria's
    es el mío, it's mine
    él pron pers
    1 (sujeto) (persona) he
    (animal, cosa) it: fue él, it was him, fue él el que..., it was him that... o it was he who...
    2 (complemento) (persona) him
    (animal, cosa) it
    dáselo a él, give it to him, es para él, it's for him
    3 (posesivo) de él, his
    4 (oración comparativa) ella es mejor que él, she's better than him o she's better than he is
    'él' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    A
    - abajo
    - abalanzarse
    - abaratarse
    - abarquillarse
    - abarrotar
    - abarrotada
    - abarrotado
    - abastecimiento
    - abatir
    - abatimiento
    - abdicar
    - abierta
    - abierto
    - abismo
    - abogada
    - abogado
    - abominar
    - abominable
    - abordar
    - aborigen
    - aborregarse
    - abortar
    - abotargada
    - abotargado
    - abrir
    - abreviar
    - abrirse
    - absoluta
    - absoluto
    - abstención
    - abundancia
    - acabar
    - acabarse
    - acabose
    - acallar
    - acanallar
    - accionariado
    - acero
    - achacosa
    - achacoso
    - achatamiento
    - achicharrarse
    - aclarar
    - aclarado
    - acomodarse
    - acompañar
    - acondicionar
    - acostumbrada
    - acostumbrado
    English:
    A
    - abandon
    - ABC
    - ability
    - about
    - above
    - abroad
    - abseil
    - absence
    - absent
    - absolute
    - absolve
    - absorb
    - abstract
    - academic
    - accelerate
    - accommodate
    - accomplice
    - account
    - accurately
    - accusation
    - accused
    - accustom
    - aching
    - act
    - act on
    - act up
    - actual
    - actually
    - acute
    - address
    - adequately
    - adjourn
    - admission
    - admit
    - advance
    - advanced
    - advantage
    - advantageous
    - advise
    - advocate
    - affair
    - afford
    - afloat
    - afraid
    - after
    - against
    - age
    - agenda
    - aggregate
    * * *
    el (f la, mpl los, fpl las) art determinado el is used instead of la before feminine nouns which are stressed on the first syllable and begin with “a” or “ha” (e.g. el agua, el hacha). Note that el combines with the prepositions a and de to produce the contracted forms al and del.
    1. [con valor especificador] the;
    el coche the car;
    la casa the house;
    los niños the children;
    el agua/hacha/águila the water/axe/eagle;
    fui a recoger a los niños I went to pick up the children
    2. [con sustantivo abstracto, valor genérico]
    el amor love;
    la vida life;
    el hombre Man, human beings;
    los derechos de la mujer women's rights;
    los niños imitan a los adultos children copy adults;
    el pan es un alimento básico bread is a basic food;
    la mayoría de la gente no la conoce most people don't know her;
    vuelve el biquini bikinis are back
    3. [indica posesión, pertenencia]
    se partió la pierna he broke his leg;
    se quitó los zapatos she took her shoes off;
    tiene el pelo oscuro he has dark hair;
    me han robado la maleta my suitcase has been stolen;
    se dieron la mano they shook hands
    4. [con días de la semana, fechas, horas]
    vuelven el sábado they're coming back on Saturday;
    los domingos vamos al cine we go to the movies (on) Sundays;
    llegaré el 1 de mayo [escrito] I'll arrive on 1 May;
    [hablado] I'll arrive on the first of May;
    son las siete it's seven o'clock;
    el año pasado/que viene last/next year
    5. [con nombres propios geográficos]
    el Sena the (River) Seine;
    el Everest (Mount) Everest;
    la India India;
    La Haya The Hague;
    El Cairo Cairo;
    6. [con apellido]
    la señora Márquez Mrs Márquez;
    el señor/el doctor Juárez Mr/Doctor Juárez;
    los Amaya [matrimonio] Mr and Mrs Amaya, the Amayas;
    [familia completa] the Amayas, the Amaya family;
    los Austrias the Hapsburgs;
    el Hitler español the Spanish Hitler
    7. Fam [con nombre propio de persona]
    llama a la María call Maria
    8. [con numerales, porcentajes, fracciones]
    el siete es mi número de la suerte seven's my lucky number;
    llegó el tercero he came third;
    el tercer piso the third floor;
    un aumento del 30 por ciento a 30 percent increase;
    la quinta parte (de) a fifth (of);
    el 20 por ciento (de) 20 percent (of)
    9. [en proporciones, precios]
    100 pesos el kilo 100 pesos a o per kilo
    10. [con complemento especificativo]
    el/la del sombrero the one with the hat;
    los/las de azul [cosas] the blue ones;
    [personas] the ones in blue;
    he perdido el tren, cogeré el de las nueve I've missed the train, I'll get the nine o'clock one;
    el de aquí this one here;
    ¿los del parque son amigos tuyos? were those people in the park friends of yours?;
    prefiero las del escaparate I prefer the ones in the window;
    los del fondo no se callan the people at the back won't shut up
    11. [con complemento posesivo]
    mi hermano y el de Juan my brother and Juan's;
    el mío mine;
    la tuya yours;
    los suyos theirs
    12. [con adjetivo]
    prefiero el rojo al azul I prefer the red one to the blue one;
    el/la mejor the best;
    es la mejor de la clase she's the best in the class, she's top of the class;
    los seleccionados realizarán un examen those chosen will sit an exam;
    el tonto de Ignacio se equivocó that idiot Ignacio got it wrong
    13. [con infinitivo]
    el beber tanto acabó con él all that drinking is what finished him off;
    es amante del buen comer she loves good food;
    me sienta mal el tener que decírtelo I don't like to have to tell you
    14. [con frases subordinadas]
    el/la que [cosa] whichever;
    [persona] whoever;
    los/las que [cosas] whichever;
    [personas] whoever;
    coge el/los que quieras take whichever you like;
    el que más corra whoever runs fastest, the one who runs the fastest;
    las que quieran venir que levanten la mano those who want to come o anyone who wants to come should put their hand up;
    el que no te guste no quiere decir que sea malo the fact that you don't like him doesn't make him a bad person
    15. [con valor enfático]
    ¡la pena que me dio verlo en ese estado! I felt so sorry for him when I saw him in that state!
    * * *
    el
    I art the
    II pron
    :
    el de … that of …;
    el de Juan Juan’s;
    el más grande the biggest (one);
    el que está … the one that is …
    * * *
    él pron
    : he, him
    él es mi amigo: he's my friend
    hablaremos con él: we will speak with him
    1) : the one
    tengo mi libro y el tuyo: I have my book and yours
    de los cantantes me gusta el de México: I prefer the singer from México
    2)
    el que : he who, whoever, the one that
    el que vino ayer: the one who came yesterday
    el que trabaja duro estará contento: he who works hard will be happy
    el, la art, pl los, las : the
    los niños están en la casa: the boys are in the house
    me duele el pie: my foot hurts
    * * *
    el det
    1. the
    ¿qué te pareció el libro? what did you think of the book?
    2. (posesivo) my / your / his / her etcétera
    ¿te has cortado el pelo? have you had your hair cut?
    ¿cuál prefieres? el azul which one do you prefer? the blue one
    ¡Ojo! Algunas veces no se traduce
    ¿quieres salir el sábado? do you want to go out on Saturday?
    el Sr. García Mr. García
    el que (persona) the one who / the one that (cosa) the one which / the one that
    con el que that... with
    en el que that... in

    Spanish-English dictionary > él

  • 17 desarticulado

    adj.
    1 disjointed.
    2 unconnected, disjointed, inconsistent, inarticulate.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: desarticular.
    * * *
    1→ link=desarticular desarticular
    1 disjointed
    * * *

    Spanish-English dictionary > desarticulado

  • 18 inarticulado

    adj.
    inarticulate, not uttered with distinctness.
    * * *
    1 inarticulate
    * * *
    * * *
    1 ‹sonido› inarticulate
    2 ( Zool) inarticulate
    * * *
    inarticulado, -a adj
    inarticulate
    * * *
    inarticulado, -da adj
    : inarticulate, unintelligible

    Spanish-English dictionary > inarticulado

  • 19 expresa

    f., (m. - expreso)
    * * *

    Del verbo expresar: ( conjugate expresar)

    expresa es:

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

    2ª persona singular (tú) imperativo

    Multiple Entries:
    expresa    
    expresar
    expresar ( conjugate expresar) verbo transitivo
    to express
    expresarse verbo pronominal
    to express oneself
    expreso,-a
    I adjetivo express
    con la condición expresa de que..., on the express condition that...
    II m (tren) express
    III adverbio expreso, on purpose, deliberately
    expresar verbo transitivo to express: expresó ciertas dudas acerca de su capacidad, he expressed certain misgivings regarding his ability
    ' expresa' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    buenamente
    - cerrarse
    - cien
    - como
    - contundencia
    - durante
    - expreso
    - irse
    - Jesús
    - para
    - pequeña
    - pequeño
    - soler
    - voluntad
    English:
    afraid
    - agree
    - escape
    - eventual
    - express
    - have
    - inarticulate
    - love
    - mean
    - metaphor
    - must
    - never
    - poof
    - sod
    - some
    - surely
    - articulate

    Spanish-English dictionary > expresa

  • 20 antiestético

    • inarticulate shout
    • inasmuch as
    • ugly
    • unaesthetic
    • unsightly

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > antiestético

См. также в других словарях:

  • Inarticulate — In ar*tic u*late, a. [L. inarticulatus; pref. in not + articulatus articulate.] [1913 Webster] 1. Not uttered with articulation or intelligible distinctness, as speech or words. [1913 Webster] Music which is inarticulate poesy. Dryden. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inarticulate — [in΄är tik′yo͞o lit, in΄är tik′yəlit] adj. [LL inarticulatus: see IN 2 & ARTICULATE] 1. produced without the normal articulation of understandable speech: said of vocal sounds [an inarticulate cry] 2. a) not able to speak, as because of strong… …   English World dictionary

  • inarticulate — (adj.) c.1600, not clear or intelligible (of speech), from L.L. inarticulatus inarticulate, indistinct, from in not (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + articulatus, pp. of articulare (see ARTICULATION (Cf. articulation)). Related: Inarticulately;… …   Etymology dictionary

  • inarticulate — I adjective close, guarded, inaudible, incommunicative, incomprehensible, inconversable, indistinct, indistinguishable, laconic, monosyllabic, mute, parum distinctus, reserved, reticent, silent, sparing of words, taciturn, tongue tied, unclear,… …   Law dictionary

  • inarticulate — *dumb, speechless, mute Analogous words: *silent, taciturn, reserved Antonyms: articulate Contrasted words: *vocal, fluent, eloquent, voluble, glib …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • inarticulate — [adj] unable to speak well blurred, dumb, faltering, halting, hesitant, hesitating, inaudible, incoherent, incomprehensible, indistinct, maundering, muffled, mumbled, mumbling, mute, obscure, reticent, silent, speechless, stammering, tongue tied …   New thesaurus

  • inarticulate — ► ADJECTIVE 1) unable to speak distinctly or express oneself clearly. 2) unspoken or not expressed in words. 3) without joints or articulations. DERIVATIVES inarticulacy noun inarticulately adverb inarticulateness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • inarticulate — inarticulately, adv. inarticulateness, n. /in ahr tik yeuh lit/, adj. 1. lacking the ability to express oneself, esp. in clear and effective speech: an inarticulate public speaker. 2. unable to use articulate speech: inarticulate with rage. 3.… …   Universalium

  • inarticulate — I. adjective Etymology: Late Latin inarticulatus, from Latin in + articulatus, past participle of articulare to utter distinctly more at articulate Date: 1603 1. a. of a sound uttered or formed without the definite articulations of intelligible… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • inarticulate — in|ar|tic|u|late [ˌına:ˈtıkjulıt US a:r ] adj 1.) not able to express your feelings clearly or easily ≠ ↑articulate ▪ My meetings with him left me inarticulate with rage. 2.) speech that is inarticulate is not clearly expressed or pronounced ≠… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • inarticulate — [[t]ɪ̱nɑː(r)tɪ̱kjʊlət[/t]] ADJ GRADED If someone is inarticulate, they are unable to express themselves easily or well in speech. Inarticulate and rather shy, he had always dreaded speaking in public... Kempton made an inarticulate noise at the… …   English dictionary

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