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  • 1 precio

    m.
    1 price.
    ¿qué precio tiene esta corbata? how much is this tie?
    está muy bien de precio it's very reasonably priced
    precio al contado cash price
    precio de compra purchase price
    precio de fábrica factory price
    precio indicativo guide price
    precio de mercado market price
    precio prohibitivo prohibitively high price
    precio de saldo bargain price
    precio de salida starting price
    2 price (sacrificio).
    pagaron un precio muy alto por la victoria they paid a very high price for victory, victory cost them dearly
    a cualquier precio at any price
    3 price tag.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: preciar.
    * * *
    1 (coste) price
    ¿a qué precio está? how much is it?
    \
    a cualquier precio at any cost
    a precio de coste at cost price
    no tener precio figurado to be priceless
    * * *
    noun m.
    1) price, value
    2) cost
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    SM
    1) (=importe) [de producto] price; [de viaje] fare; [en hotel] rate, charge

    ¿qué precio tiene? — how much is it?

    a o por un precio simbólico — for a nominal o token sum

    precio al detalle, precio al por menor — retail price

    precio de coste, precio de costo — cost-price

    precio de situación LAm bargain price

    precio de venta — sale price, selling price

    precio tope — top price, ceiling price

    2) (=coste, sacrificio)

    al precio defrm at the cost of

    ganó las elecciones, pero al precio de su integridad — he won the election but at the cost o expense of his integrity

    3) frm (=valor) worth, value
    * * *
    1) ( de producto) price

    subir los precios — to raise prices, to put prices up

    bajar los precios — to lower prices, to bring prices down

    ¿qué precio tiene este vestido? — how much is this dress?

    precio al contado/a plazos — cash/credit price

    pagar or comprar algo a precio de oro — to pay the earth o a fortune for something

    poner precio a la cabeza de alguiento put a price on somebody's head

    2) (sacrificio, esfuerzo)

    logró lo que quería ¿pero a qué precio? — she got what she wanted, but at what price o cost?

    * * *
    = price, price tag, price range, quote.
    Ex. Prices tend to be lower than those on SDC and DIALOG and this has obvious attractions.
    Ex. Many library services, which generally have been provided free to users, are likely to acquire price tags in the near future.
    Ex. The author reviews some of the features of text retrieval software packages currently on the market with notes on price ranges.
    Ex. This is the most cost-effective method of acquisition because of the opportunity to choose the least expensive quote from multiple quotes through increasing purchasing power.
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    * a bajo precio = lower-cost, lower-cost, at a low price, on the cheap.
    * a cualquier precio = at any cost, at all costs, at any price.
    * alcanzar un precio = fetch + Dinero.
    * al mejor precio = at the best price.
    * al mejor precio posible = at the best possible price.
    * alto precio = costliness.
    * a mitad de precio = at half price.
    * a precio de coste = at cost price, at cost.
    * a precio de costo = at cost price, at cost.
    * a precio de ganga = at a steal.
    * a precio especial = at reduced cost, discounted, cut-rate, cut-price.
    * a precio razonable = at reasonable cost(s).
    * a precio reducido = at a discount.
    * a precios competitivos = competitively priced.
    * a precios especiales = at reduced rates, at preferential rates.
    * a precios razonables = at affordable prices.
    * a su precio normal = at full price.
    * aumentar el precio = mark up + price, jack up + the price.
    * aumento de precios = price increase, increased price.
    * a un precio especial = at a discount.
    * a un precio módico = at affordable cost, at an affordable price.
    * a un precio muy razonable = at a very reasonable cost, at very reasonable cost.
    * a un precio razonable = at a reasonable cost, reasonably priced.
    * averiguar el precio = cost.
    * bajada de los precios = falling prices.
    * bajar de precio = come down in + price.
    * bajar el precio = lower + price.
    * bajar los precios = roll back + prices.
    * bajo precio = low cost.
    * buena relación calidad-precio = value for money.
    * caída de los precios = falling prices.
    * cambiar el precio = reprice, reprice.
    * cobrar un precio = charge + price.
    * comparación de precios = comparison shopping.
    * comparar precios = comparison shop.
    * competencia de precios = price competition.
    * condiciones de adquisición y/o precio = terms of availability and/or price.
    * de bajo precio = low-priced.
    * de precio fijo = fixed-price.
    * de precio medio = medium-priced.
    * de precio razonable = affordable.
    * de precio rebajado = cut-price, cut-rate.
    * descender de precio = come down in + price.
    * diferencia de precio = price differential.
    * diferencia de precios = price differentiation.
    * diferencias de precio = differential pricing.
    * fijación de precio de venta = pricing.
    * fijación de precios = fixing.
    * fijar precios = price, fix + price.
    * fijar precios altos = price + high.
    * fijar precios bajos = price + low.
    * fulminar los precios = slash + prices.
    * guerra de precios = pricing competition, price war.
    * índice de precios = price index.
    * índice de precios al consumo = consumer price index (CPI), cost of living index.
    * Indice de Precios al Consumo (IPC) = Retail Price Index (RPI).
    * información de precios = price information.
    * información de precios de productos para el consumo = retail prices.
    * manipulación de precios = price-fixing.
    * mantener los precios = hold + prices down.
    * mejor relación calidad-precio, la = best value for money, the.
    * mitad de precio = half price.
    * negociar el precio de Algo = negotiate + price.
    * obligar a subir el precio = force up + prices.
    * pagar el precio = meet + price.
    * pagar precio = pay + cost.
    * pagar un alto precio = pay + hefty price.
    * pagar un precio = pay + fee, pay + penalty.
    * pagar un precio alto por Algo = pay + a premium price for.
    * pagar un precio elevado = pay + hefty price.
    * pagar un precio exorbitante = pay through + the nose.
    * política de fijación de precios = pricing policy.
    * política de precios = pricing model, pricing policy.
    * poner el precio = price.
    * poner precio a la cabeza de Alguien = declare + open season on, put + a price on + Posesivo + head.
    * poner un precio a Algo muy alto = overprice.
    * precio abusivo = abusive price tag, abusive price.
    * precio abusivo, precio desorbidato = abusive price.
    * precio al por mayor = block rate, wholesale price, bulk rate.
    * precio + bajar = price + fall.
    * precio + caer = price + fall.
    * precio calculado según el tiempo empleado = time-based charge.
    * precio calculado según el tiempo de conexión = connect time based pricing.
    * precio calculado según el tiempo empleado = time-based charge.
    * precio competitivo = competitive price.
    * precio con descuento = discounted price, discount price.
    * precio de compra = purchase price.
    * precio de coste más margen de beneficios = cost-plus pricing.
    * precio de entrada = price of admission.
    * precio de la gasolina = fuel pump price.
    * precio de la habitación = room rate.
    * precio del aparcamiento = parking fee.
    * precio de las acciones = share price.
    * precio de la suscripción = subscription price.
    * precio de la vivienda = house price.
    * precio del billete = fare.
    * precio del billete de autobús = bus fare.
    * precio del billete de avión = airfare [air fare], airline fare.
    * precio del carburante = fuel price, fuel pump price.
    * precio del combustible = fuel price, fuel pump price.
    * precio del productor = producer price.
    * precio de salida = starting price.
    * precio + descender = price + fall.
    * precio desorbidato = abusive price tag, abusive price.
    * precio desorbitado = prohibitive price tag, prohibitive price.
    * precio de tarifa = list price, listed price.
    * precio de venta al público = retail price, cover price, list price, listed price.
    * precio + dispararse = price + spiral out of control, price + go through the roof, price + soar through the roof.
    * precio especial = reduced rate, special rate, reduced fee, discounted price, discount price, preferential rate.
    * precio especial por compra al por mayor = bulk deal.
    * precio excesivo = steep price, overpricing [over-pricing], inflated price.
    * precio fijo = fixed charge.
    * precio inflado = inflated price.
    * precio inicial = starting price.
    * precio íntegro = full price.
    * precio medio = average price.
    * precio mínimo = threshold price.
    * precio normal = full price.
    * precio para estudiantes = student rate.
    * precio + ponerse por las nubes = price + go through the roof, price + spiral out of control, price + spiral out of control, price + soar through the roof.
    * precio por unidad = unit price.
    * precio prohibitivo = prohibitively expensive, prohibitive price tag, prohibitive price.
    * precio razonable = fair price.
    * precio rebajado = marked-down price.
    * precio rebajado, precio reducido, descuento = marked-down price.
    * precios = pricing, price range, price rate, price structure.
    * precios competitivos = competitive rates.
    * precios con descuento = discount price.
    * precios de las materias primas = commodity prices.
    * precios descontrolados = runaway prices.
    * precios disparados = spiralling prices, runaway prices.
    * precios + dispararse = prices + spiral.
    * precios en alza = rising costs, runaway prices, runaway costs.
    * precio simbólico = nominal fee.
    * precios + ponerse por las nubes = prices + spiral.
    * precios por las nubes = spiralling prices.
    * que no tiene precio = priceless.
    * que tiene precio = priced.
    * rebajar el precio = cut + price.
    * rebajar los precios = knock down + prices, slash + prices.
    * reducción de los precios = price cut.
    * reducción de precios = pricecutting.
    * reducir el precio = reduce + price, cut + price.
    * relación calidad-precio = price-performance ratio.
    * sensible a los precios = price sensitive.
    * sin precio = unpriced.
    * subida de precios = price rise, rising costs, price increase, increased price, price hike, price hike.
    * subir de precio = rise in + price.
    * subir el precio = push + cost + up, raise + price, jack up + the price, rack up + the price.
    * susceptible a los precios = price sensitive.
    * tabla de comparación de precios = price-comparison table.
    * tarifa de precios = pricing structure, pricing algorithm, pricing scheme, pricing model, price structure.
    * tener un precio razonable = be reasonably priced.
    * tirado de precio = steal, at a steal.
    * vender a precio de costo = sell at + cost.
    * vender a precio de ganga = sell at + bargain price.
    * vender a un precio más barato que = undercut.
    * vender en el extranjero a precios inferiores que en el país de origen = dump.
    * venta a un precio más barato = undercutting.
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    1) ( de producto) price

    subir los precios — to raise prices, to put prices up

    bajar los precios — to lower prices, to bring prices down

    ¿qué precio tiene este vestido? — how much is this dress?

    precio al contado/a plazos — cash/credit price

    pagar or comprar algo a precio de oro — to pay the earth o a fortune for something

    poner precio a la cabeza de alguiento put a price on somebody's head

    2) (sacrificio, esfuerzo)

    logró lo que quería ¿pero a qué precio? — she got what she wanted, but at what price o cost?

    * * *
    = price, price tag, price range, quote.

    Ex: Prices tend to be lower than those on SDC and DIALOG and this has obvious attractions.

    Ex: Many library services, which generally have been provided free to users, are likely to acquire price tags in the near future.
    Ex: The author reviews some of the features of text retrieval software packages currently on the market with notes on price ranges.
    Ex: This is the most cost-effective method of acquisition because of the opportunity to choose the least expensive quote from multiple quotes through increasing purchasing power.
    * a bajo precio = lower-cost, lower-cost, at a low price, on the cheap.
    * a cualquier precio = at any cost, at all costs, at any price.
    * alcanzar un precio = fetch + Dinero.
    * al mejor precio = at the best price.
    * al mejor precio posible = at the best possible price.
    * alto precio = costliness.
    * a mitad de precio = at half price.
    * a precio de coste = at cost price, at cost.
    * a precio de costo = at cost price, at cost.
    * a precio de ganga = at a steal.
    * a precio especial = at reduced cost, discounted, cut-rate, cut-price.
    * a precio razonable = at reasonable cost(s).
    * a precio reducido = at a discount.
    * a precios competitivos = competitively priced.
    * a precios especiales = at reduced rates, at preferential rates.
    * a precios razonables = at affordable prices.
    * a su precio normal = at full price.
    * aumentar el precio = mark up + price, jack up + the price.
    * aumento de precios = price increase, increased price.
    * a un precio especial = at a discount.
    * a un precio módico = at affordable cost, at an affordable price.
    * a un precio muy razonable = at a very reasonable cost, at very reasonable cost.
    * a un precio razonable = at a reasonable cost, reasonably priced.
    * averiguar el precio = cost.
    * bajada de los precios = falling prices.
    * bajar de precio = come down in + price.
    * bajar el precio = lower + price.
    * bajar los precios = roll back + prices.
    * bajo precio = low cost.
    * buena relación calidad-precio = value for money.
    * caída de los precios = falling prices.
    * cambiar el precio = reprice, reprice.
    * cobrar un precio = charge + price.
    * comparación de precios = comparison shopping.
    * comparar precios = comparison shop.
    * competencia de precios = price competition.
    * condiciones de adquisición y/o precio = terms of availability and/or price.
    * de bajo precio = low-priced.
    * de precio fijo = fixed-price.
    * de precio medio = medium-priced.
    * de precio razonable = affordable.
    * de precio rebajado = cut-price, cut-rate.
    * descender de precio = come down in + price.
    * diferencia de precio = price differential.
    * diferencia de precios = price differentiation.
    * diferencias de precio = differential pricing.
    * fijación de precio de venta = pricing.
    * fijación de precios = fixing.
    * fijar precios = price, fix + price.
    * fijar precios altos = price + high.
    * fijar precios bajos = price + low.
    * fulminar los precios = slash + prices.
    * guerra de precios = pricing competition, price war.
    * índice de precios = price index.
    * índice de precios al consumo = consumer price index (CPI), cost of living index.
    * Indice de Precios al Consumo (IPC) = Retail Price Index (RPI).
    * información de precios = price information.
    * información de precios de productos para el consumo = retail prices.
    * manipulación de precios = price-fixing.
    * mantener los precios = hold + prices down.
    * mejor relación calidad-precio, la = best value for money, the.
    * mitad de precio = half price.
    * negociar el precio de Algo = negotiate + price.
    * obligar a subir el precio = force up + prices.
    * pagar el precio = meet + price.
    * pagar precio = pay + cost.
    * pagar un alto precio = pay + hefty price.
    * pagar un precio = pay + fee, pay + penalty.
    * pagar un precio alto por Algo = pay + a premium price for.
    * pagar un precio elevado = pay + hefty price.
    * pagar un precio exorbitante = pay through + the nose.
    * política de fijación de precios = pricing policy.
    * política de precios = pricing model, pricing policy.
    * poner el precio = price.
    * poner precio a la cabeza de Alguien = declare + open season on, put + a price on + Posesivo + head.
    * poner un precio a Algo muy alto = overprice.
    * precio abusivo = abusive price tag, abusive price.
    * precio abusivo, precio desorbidato = abusive price.
    * precio al por mayor = block rate, wholesale price, bulk rate.
    * precio + bajar = price + fall.
    * precio + caer = price + fall.
    * precio calculado según el tiempo empleado = time-based charge.
    * precio calculado según el tiempo de conexión = connect time based pricing.
    * precio calculado según el tiempo empleado = time-based charge.
    * precio competitivo = competitive price.
    * precio con descuento = discounted price, discount price.
    * precio de compra = purchase price.
    * precio de coste más margen de beneficios = cost-plus pricing.
    * precio de entrada = price of admission.
    * precio de la gasolina = fuel pump price.
    * precio de la habitación = room rate.
    * precio del aparcamiento = parking fee.
    * precio de las acciones = share price.
    * precio de la suscripción = subscription price.
    * precio de la vivienda = house price.
    * precio del billete = fare.
    * precio del billete de autobús = bus fare.
    * precio del billete de avión = airfare [air fare], airline fare.
    * precio del carburante = fuel price, fuel pump price.
    * precio del combustible = fuel price, fuel pump price.
    * precio del productor = producer price.
    * precio de salida = starting price.
    * precio + descender = price + fall.
    * precio desorbidato = abusive price tag, abusive price.
    * precio desorbitado = prohibitive price tag, prohibitive price.
    * precio de tarifa = list price, listed price.
    * precio de venta al público = retail price, cover price, list price, listed price.
    * precio + dispararse = price + spiral out of control, price + go through the roof, price + soar through the roof.
    * precio especial = reduced rate, special rate, reduced fee, discounted price, discount price, preferential rate.
    * precio especial por compra al por mayor = bulk deal.
    * precio excesivo = steep price, overpricing [over-pricing], inflated price.
    * precio fijo = fixed charge.
    * precio inflado = inflated price.
    * precio inicial = starting price.
    * precio íntegro = full price.
    * precio medio = average price.
    * precio mínimo = threshold price.
    * precio normal = full price.
    * precio para estudiantes = student rate.
    * precio + ponerse por las nubes = price + go through the roof, price + spiral out of control, price + spiral out of control, price + soar through the roof.
    * precio por unidad = unit price.
    * precio prohibitivo = prohibitively expensive, prohibitive price tag, prohibitive price.
    * precio razonable = fair price.
    * precio rebajado = marked-down price.
    * precio rebajado, precio reducido, descuento = marked-down price.
    * precios = pricing, price range, price rate, price structure.
    * precios competitivos = competitive rates.
    * precios con descuento = discount price.
    * precios de las materias primas = commodity prices.
    * precios descontrolados = runaway prices.
    * precios disparados = spiralling prices, runaway prices.
    * precios + dispararse = prices + spiral.
    * precios en alza = rising costs, runaway prices, runaway costs.
    * precio simbólico = nominal fee.
    * precios + ponerse por las nubes = prices + spiral.
    * precios por las nubes = spiralling prices.
    * que no tiene precio = priceless.
    * que tiene precio = priced.
    * rebajar el precio = cut + price.
    * rebajar los precios = knock down + prices, slash + prices.
    * reducción de los precios = price cut.
    * reducción de precios = pricecutting.
    * reducir el precio = reduce + price, cut + price.
    * relación calidad-precio = price-performance ratio.
    * sensible a los precios = price sensitive.
    * sin precio = unpriced.
    * subida de precios = price rise, rising costs, price increase, increased price, price hike, price hike.
    * subir de precio = rise in + price.
    * subir el precio = push + cost + up, raise + price, jack up + the price, rack up + the price.
    * susceptible a los precios = price sensitive.
    * tabla de comparación de precios = price-comparison table.
    * tarifa de precios = pricing structure, pricing algorithm, pricing scheme, pricing model, price structure.
    * tener un precio razonable = be reasonably priced.
    * tirado de precio = steal, at a steal.
    * vender a precio de costo = sell at + cost.
    * vender a precio de ganga = sell at + bargain price.
    * vender a un precio más barato que = undercut.
    * vender en el extranjero a precios inferiores que en el país de origen = dump.
    * venta a un precio más barato = undercutting.

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    subir los precios to raise prices, to put prices up
    bajar los precios to lower prices, to bring prices down
    ¿qué precio tiene este vestido? what's the price of this dress?, how much is this dress?
    el precio del viaje the cost o price of the trip
    aquí la fruta está muy bien de precio fruit is very reasonably priced o very reasonable here, the price of fruit is very reasonable here
    un precio al alcance de todos los bolsillos a price to suit everyone's pocket, a price everyone can afford
    lo compré a muy buen precio I got it for a very reasonable price
    en esta zona los apartamentos tienen un precio prohibitivo apartments in this area are prohibitively expensive
    tiene un precio irrisorio it's ridiculously cheap
    libros a precios populares books at affordable prices
    precio al contado cash price
    precio a plazos credit price
    a precio de saldo at a bargain price, at a knockdown price ( colloq)
    aún no han fijado el precio they still haven't fixed the price
    hacer precio ( RPl); to lower the price, give a discount
    no tener precio to be priceless
    este anillo no tiene precio para mí for me this ring is priceless
    su ayuda no tiene precio her help has been invaluable
    pagar or comprar algo a precio de oro to pay the earth o a fortune for sth
    poner precio a la cabeza de algn to put a price on sb's head
    Compuestos:
    precio al por mayor/menor
    wholesale/retail price, trade price
    fixed price
    opening price
    support price
    closing price
    purchase price
    precio de costo or ( Esp) coste
    cost price
    striking price
    launch price
    el precio del dinero the cost of money, the cost of borrowing
    market price
    starting price
    threshold price
    sale price
    (de un alimento, medicamento) recommended retail price; (de un libro) published price
    factory (gate) price, price ex works ( BrE)
    psychological price
    unit price
    B
    (sacrificio, esfuerzo): logró lo que quería ¿pero a qué precio? she got what she wanted, but at what price o cost?
    impedirán a cualquier precio que se sepa la verdad they will go to any lengths to stop people knowing the truth, they will stop at nothing to hide the truth
    está dispuesto a mantenerse en el cargo a cualquier precio he's determined to stay on at any price o at all costs o whatever the cost
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    Del verbo preciar: ( conjugate preciar)

    precio es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    preció es:

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

    precio sustantivo masculino
    1 ( de producto) price;
    precio al contado/a plazos cash/credit price;

    ¿qué precio tiene este vestido? how much is this dress?;
    precio de costo or (Esp) coste cost price;
    precio de venta al público (de alimento, medicamento) recommended retail price;

    ( de libro) published price;

    2 (sacrificio, costo) price, cost;

    precio sustantivo masculino price, cost: ¿qué precio tiene este abrigo?, how much is this coat?
    ♦ Locuciones: a cualquier precio, at any cost: está dispuesta a conseguir ese puesto a cualquier precio, she's willing to do anything in order to get that job
    no tener precio, to be priceless: las obras destruídas por las bombas no tenían precio, the works of art destroyed by the bombing were priceless
    mi amistad no tiene precio, my friendship can't be bought
    ' precio' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abusiva
    - abusivo
    - ajustada
    - ajustado
    - alquiler
    - alta
    - alto
    - arrendamiento
    - cara
    - caro
    - cobrar
    - concertar
    - conveniente
    - costar
    - coste
    - costo
    - de
    - demencial
    - descender
    - desorbitada
    - desorbitado
    - encarecer
    - entrar
    - estar
    - lince
    - mitad
    - moderada
    - moderado
    - módica
    - módico
    - neta
    - neto
    - proporción
    - PVP
    - rebaja
    - rebajar
    - regatear
    - rondar
    - salvajada
    - según
    - tarifa
    - tasa
    - tasar
    - tributo
    - unitaria
    - unitario
    - valer
    - valor
    - valorar
    - accesible
    English:
    adjust
    - all-in
    - approximate
    - arm's length
    - arrange
    - asking price
    - at
    - bargain
    - beat down
    - bloody
    - bring down
    - cagey
    - charge
    - cheap
    - command
    - cost
    - cut
    - decrease
    - dirt-cheap
    - discount
    - double
    - down
    - downturn
    - drop
    - excessive
    - fall
    - fare
    - fix
    - foresight
    - freight
    - gazumping
    - going
    - hefty
    - high-end
    - inexpensively
    - inflated
    - introductory
    - jack up
    - jump
    - knock down
    - low
    - lower
    - lowest
    - mark down
    - mark up
    - market price
    - mistaken
    - moderate
    - money
    - name
    * * *
    precio nm
    1. [en dinero] price;
    ¿qué precio tiene esta corbata? how much is this tie?;
    subir los precios to put prices up;
    bajar los precios to bring prices down;
    ha subido el precio de la vivienda house prices have gone up;
    está muy bien de precio it's very reasonably priced;
    un precio prohibitivo a prohibitively high price;
    Andes Fam
    a precio de huevo for next to nothing;
    a precio de oro: la merluza está a precio de oro hake has become ridiculously expensive;
    RP
    hacer precio a alguien to give sb a discount;
    poner precio a to put a price on;
    poner precio a la cabeza de alguien to put a price on sb's head;
    no tener precio to be priceless
    Bolsa precio de apertura opening price;
    precio de catálogo list price;
    Bolsa precio de cierre closing price;
    precio de compra purchase price;
    precio comprador bid price;
    precio al contado cash price;
    Esp precio de coste cost price;
    precio de costo cost price;
    comprar algo a precio de costo to buy sth at cost price;
    Bolsa precio de cotización quoted price; Fin el precio del dinero the cost of borrowing; Bolsa precio de ejercicio striking price;
    precio de fábrica factory price;
    precio indicativo guide price;
    precio de lanzamiento launch price;
    precio de lista list price;
    precio al por mayor trade price;
    precio de mercado market price;
    precio nominal nominal price;
    precio de oferta offer price;
    precio de saldo bargain price;
    precio de salida starting price;
    precio simbólico nominal o token amount;
    precio tope top o ceiling price;
    precio por unidad unit price;
    precio unitario unit price;
    2. [sacrificio] price;
    es el precio de la fama it's the price of fame;
    pagaron un precio muy alto por la victoria they paid a very high price for victory, victory cost them dearly;
    a cualquier precio at any price;
    al precio de at the cost of
    * * *
    m price;
    precio por unidad unit price;
    a bajo precio at a low price;
    a mitad de precio at half price;
    estar bien de precio be reasonably priced;
    a buen precio at a good price;
    pagar a precio de oro pay a fortune for;
    no tener precio fig be priceless
    * * *
    precio nm
    1) : price
    2) : cost, sacrifice
    a cualquier precio: whatever the cost
    * * *
    precio n price
    ¿qué precio tiene? how much is it?

    Spanish-English dictionary > precio

  • 2 Leontyne Price

    m.
    Leontyne Price, Mary Leontyne Price.

    Spanish-English dictionary > Leontyne Price

  • 3 Price

    m.
    Price, Mary Leontyne Price.

    Spanish-English dictionary > Price

  • 4 marcar

    v.
    1 to mark.
    ese acontecimiento marcó su vida her life was marked by that event
    marcar el ritmo to beat the rhythm
    Ella marca los paquetes She marks the packages.
    Ella marca el territorio She marks=delimits the territory.
    2 to mark, to indicate.
    la cruz marca el lugar donde está enterrado el tesoro the cross marks o indicates (the spot) where the treasure is buried
    3 to dial.
    Ella marca su número She dials his phone number.
    4 to read.
    5 to price (poner precio a).
    6 to score (sport) (tanto).
    7 to set (cabello).
    8 to leave a mark on, to pit, to nick.
    María marcó el mueble Mary left a mark on the piece of furniture.
    9 to earmark.
    María marcó la página Mary earmarked the page.
    10 to put a brand on, to brand, to mark.
    El vaquero marca el ganado The cowboy puts a brand on the cattle.
    11 to tick off, to jot down, to tick.
    Ella marca los goles She ticks off the goals.
    * * *
    Conjugation model [ SACAR], like link=sacar sacar
    1 (señalar) to mark; (ganado) to brand
    3 DEPORTE (gol, canasta) to score
    5 (pelo) to set
    6 (cantidad) to indicate, show
    ¿qué precio marca la etiqueta? what's the price on the tag?
    7 (en teléfono) to dial
    8 (resaltar) to show
    \
    marcar el compás to mark the rhythm
    marcar el paso to mark time
    marcarse un farol to show off
    marcarse un tanto, marcarse un triunfo to score points
    * * *
    verb
    5) dial
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (=señalar)
    a) [+ objeto, ropa] to mark; [+ ganado] to brand

    ha marcado las toallas con mis iniciales — she has put my initials on the towels, she has marked the towels with my initials

    ¿qué precio marca la etiqueta? — (Com) what's the price (marked) on the label?

    están marcando las camisas — (Com) they are putting prices on the shirts, they are pricing the shirts

    b) [+ límites] to mark
    c) (Inform) [+ bloque, texto] to flag
    d) (Mús) [+ partitura] to mark up
    2) [experiencia, suceso] to mark
    3) [termómetro] to read

    mi reloj marca las dos — it's two o'clock by my watch, my watch says two o'clock

    4) (=designar) [+ tarea] to assign; [+ política, estrategia] to lay down; [+ directrices, pautas] to lay down, give; [+ comienzo, período] to mark
    hito 1), pauta 1)
    5) (=hacer resaltar) to accentuate
    paquete 1., 7)
    6) (=seguir) [+ sospechoso] to shadow, tail
    7) (Dep)
    a) [+ gol] to score
    b) [+ tiempo] to record, clock

    ha marcado un tiempo de 9,46 — he recorded o clocked a time of 9.46

    c) [+ jugador, contrario] to mark, shadow; Méx to tackle
    8) (Mús)

    marcar el compás — to keep time, beat time

    paso II, 1., 4)
    9) (Telec) to dial
    10) (Naipes) to bid
    11) (Peluquería) to set
    2. VI
    1) (Dep) to score
    2) (Telec) to dial
    3) (Peluquería) to set
    3.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) ( con señal) <ropa/página/baraja> to mark; < ganado> to brand
    b) experiencia/suceso ( dejar huella) to mark
    c) (CS arg) < persona> to scar... for life
    2)
    a) (indicar, señalar) to mark

    el altímetro marcaba 1.500 metros — the altimeter showed o (frml) registered 1,500 meters

    seguimos la pauta marcada por nuestro fundador — we follow the guidelines established by/the standard set by our founder

    b) ( hacer resaltar) <cintura/busto> to accentuate
    c) (Mús)

    marcar el compás/el ritmo — to beat time/the rhythm

    d) (Fís) to mark, tag
    3) < pelo> to set
    4) (Telec) to dial
    5) (Dep)
    a) <gol/tanto> to score
    b) < tiempo> to clock
    c) < jugador> to mark
    2.
    marcar vi
    1) (Dep) to score
    2) (Telec) to dial
    3.
    marcarse v pron
    1)

    marcarse el pelo — (refl) to set one's hair; (caus) to have one's hair set

    2) (Náut) to take a bearing
    * * *
    = flag, mark, mark off, tag, tick (off), leave + Posesivo + mark, brand (as), stigmatise [stigmatize, -USA], tinge, score, score.
    Ex. Since the fields are of different lengths in different records it is necessary that the beginning and end of fields be flagged in some way.
    Ex. In addition, synthesis often requires the use of a facet indicator, which marks the beginning of a new facet for example.
    Ex. Human intervention may also be necessary to mark off the area in the string on the title page that should be indexed, and possibly to add an imprint date if not present.
    Ex. It is occasionally useful for administrative purposes to be able to tag borrowers so that they may be intercepted during charge-out.
    Ex. In particular note, for example by ticking them, those terms that merit a turn in the lead position, and those that do not.
    Ex. Unfortunately, age and lack of proper care have left their marks on many valuable publications, some of which can no longer be used today.
    Ex. Music by Jewish composers and works were branded in Nazi Germany as degenerate art.
    Ex. Findings reaffirm that television stigmatises the occupation of business, independently of economic factors.
    Ex. But the relief was tinged with apprehension that the new housing would lead to slums and crime, as some opponents have long feared.
    Ex. Ithaca was off to a fast start, scoring twice in the game's first two minutes.
    Ex. Closed system tendencies, such as invoking system controls designed to counteract differences and correct deviations (thus scoring creativity as error), only push the institution more rapidly toward extinction.
    ----
    * acción de marcar un número = dialling.
    * marcar con filigrana = watermark.
    * marcar con tiza = chalk.
    * marcar con un círculo = encircle, circle.
    * marcar el camino correcto = point + Nombre + in the right direction.
    * marcar el comienzo = usher in.
    * marcar el compás = beat + time.
    * marcar el curso = chart + course.
    * marcar el final = mark + the end.
    * marcar el inicio = usher in.
    * marcar el tono = establish + the tone.
    * marcar la diferencia = make + the difference, make + a difference, spell + the difference.
    * marcar la pauta en = lead + the way in.
    * marcar las pautas = set + the tone, establish + the tone.
    * marcar los límites = mark out.
    * marcar + Posesivo + final = mark + Posesivo + end.
    * marcar una etapa = mark + a stage.
    * marcar una meta = set + goal.
    * marcar un ensayo = score + a try.
    * marcar un gol = score + goal, score, poach + a goal.
    * marcar un hito = mark + a stage, make + things happen, mark + a watershed.
    * marcar un hito histórico = make + history.
    * marcar un número de teléfono = dial + number.
    * marcar un objetivo = set + goal.
    * marcar un tanto = score, poach + a goal, score + goal.
    * que marca época = landmark.
    * que marca un hito = epoch-making.
    * sin marcar = unpriced.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) ( con señal) <ropa/página/baraja> to mark; < ganado> to brand
    b) experiencia/suceso ( dejar huella) to mark
    c) (CS arg) < persona> to scar... for life
    2)
    a) (indicar, señalar) to mark

    el altímetro marcaba 1.500 metros — the altimeter showed o (frml) registered 1,500 meters

    seguimos la pauta marcada por nuestro fundador — we follow the guidelines established by/the standard set by our founder

    b) ( hacer resaltar) <cintura/busto> to accentuate
    c) (Mús)

    marcar el compás/el ritmo — to beat time/the rhythm

    d) (Fís) to mark, tag
    3) < pelo> to set
    4) (Telec) to dial
    5) (Dep)
    a) <gol/tanto> to score
    b) < tiempo> to clock
    c) < jugador> to mark
    2.
    marcar vi
    1) (Dep) to score
    2) (Telec) to dial
    3.
    marcarse v pron
    1)

    marcarse el pelo — (refl) to set one's hair; (caus) to have one's hair set

    2) (Náut) to take a bearing
    * * *
    = flag, mark, mark off, tag, tick (off), leave + Posesivo + mark, brand (as), stigmatise [stigmatize, -USA], tinge, score, score.

    Ex: Since the fields are of different lengths in different records it is necessary that the beginning and end of fields be flagged in some way.

    Ex: In addition, synthesis often requires the use of a facet indicator, which marks the beginning of a new facet for example.
    Ex: Human intervention may also be necessary to mark off the area in the string on the title page that should be indexed, and possibly to add an imprint date if not present.
    Ex: It is occasionally useful for administrative purposes to be able to tag borrowers so that they may be intercepted during charge-out.
    Ex: In particular note, for example by ticking them, those terms that merit a turn in the lead position, and those that do not.
    Ex: Unfortunately, age and lack of proper care have left their marks on many valuable publications, some of which can no longer be used today.
    Ex: Music by Jewish composers and works were branded in Nazi Germany as degenerate art.
    Ex: Findings reaffirm that television stigmatises the occupation of business, independently of economic factors.
    Ex: But the relief was tinged with apprehension that the new housing would lead to slums and crime, as some opponents have long feared.
    Ex: Ithaca was off to a fast start, scoring twice in the game's first two minutes.
    Ex: Closed system tendencies, such as invoking system controls designed to counteract differences and correct deviations (thus scoring creativity as error), only push the institution more rapidly toward extinction.
    * acción de marcar un número = dialling.
    * marcar con filigrana = watermark.
    * marcar con tiza = chalk.
    * marcar con un círculo = encircle, circle.
    * marcar el camino correcto = point + Nombre + in the right direction.
    * marcar el comienzo = usher in.
    * marcar el compás = beat + time.
    * marcar el curso = chart + course.
    * marcar el final = mark + the end.
    * marcar el inicio = usher in.
    * marcar el tono = establish + the tone.
    * marcar la diferencia = make + the difference, make + a difference, spell + the difference.
    * marcar la pauta en = lead + the way in.
    * marcar las pautas = set + the tone, establish + the tone.
    * marcar los límites = mark out.
    * marcar + Posesivo + final = mark + Posesivo + end.
    * marcar una etapa = mark + a stage.
    * marcar una meta = set + goal.
    * marcar un ensayo = score + a try.
    * marcar un gol = score + goal, score, poach + a goal.
    * marcar un hito = mark + a stage, make + things happen, mark + a watershed.
    * marcar un hito histórico = make + history.
    * marcar un número de teléfono = dial + number.
    * marcar un objetivo = set + goal.
    * marcar un tanto = score, poach + a goal, score + goal.
    * que marca época = landmark.
    * que marca un hito = epoch-making.
    * sin marcar = unpriced.

    * * *
    marcar [A2 ]
    vt
    A
    1 (con una señal) ‹ropa/página/baraja› to mark; ‹ganado› to brand
    marca la respuesta correcta con una cruz mark the correct answer with a cross, put a cross next to the correct answer
    2 «experiencia/suceso» (dejar huella) to mark
    aquel desengaño la marcó para siempre that disappointment marked her for ever
    una generación marcada por la violencia y el desorden a generation marked by violence and unrest
    3 (Inf) ‹opción/cuadro› to check ( AmE), tick ( BrE)
    4 (CS arg) to scar … for life
    B
    1 (indicar, señalar) to mark
    este artículo/el precio de este artículo no está marcado there is no price (marked) on this article
    dentro del plazo que marca la ley within the period specified by the law
    el reloj marca las doce en punto the time is exactly twelve o'clock
    el altímetro marcaba 1.500 metros the altimeter showed o ( frml) registered 1,500 meters
    su muerte marca el final de una era his death signals o marks the end of an era
    hoy ha marcado un nuevo mínimo it has reached a new low today
    seguimos la pauta marcada por nuestro fundador we follow the guidelines established by/the standard set by our founder
    el año ha estado marcado por hechos de especial relevancia the year has been marked by particularly significant events
    2
    (hacer resaltar): el vestido le marca mucho el estómago the dress makes her stomach stick out o accentuates her stomach
    3 ( Mús):
    marcar el compás/el ritmo to beat time/the rhythm
    4 ( Fís) to mark, tag
    C ‹pelo› to set
    D ( Telec) to dial
    E ( Dep)
    1 ‹gol/tanto› to score
    2 ‹tiempo› to clock
    marcó un tiempo de 2.08 she clocked a time of 2.08
    3 ‹jugador› to mark
    ■ marcar
    vi
    A ( Dep) to score
    B ( Telec) to dial
    A
    marcarse el pelo ( caus) to have one's hair set;
    ( refl) to set one's hair
    B ( Náut) to take a bearing
    * * *

     

    marcar ( conjugate marcar) verbo transitivo
    1
    a) ( con señal) ‹ropa/página/baraja to mark;

    ganado to brand
    b) [experiencia/suceso] ( dejar huella) to mark

    2
    a) (indicar, señalar) to mark;


    el reloj marca las doce en punto the time is exactly twelve o'clock
    b) ( hacer resaltar) ‹cintura/busto to accentuate

    c) (Mús):

    marcar el compás/el ritmo to beat time/the rhythm

    3 pelo to set
    4 (Telec) to dial
    5 (Dep)
    a)gol/tanto to score

    b) jugador to mark

    verbo intransitivo
    1 (Dep) to score
    2 (Telec) to dial
    marcarse verbo pronominal:


    ( caus) to have one's hair set
    marcar verbo transitivo
    1 (señalar) to mark: su muerte me marcó profundamente, I was deeply marked by her death
    las piedras marcan la linde, the stones mark the boundary
    2 (resaltar) este vestido me marca las caderas, this dress shows off my hips
    ese gesto marca la importancia del tratado, that gesture stresses the importance of the treaty
    3 Tel to dial: marque el 123 321, dial 123321
    4 (una hora, grados, etc) to indicate, show, mark: el metrónomo marca el compás, the metronome marks the time
    5 Dep (un tanto) to score
    (a otro jugador) to mark
    6 (un peinado) to set: ¿lavar y marcar?, wash and set?
    ' marcar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    ceñirse
    - herrar
    - pauta
    - bastar
    - compás
    - gol
    - graduar
    - lavar
    - paso
    - plantilla
    - señal
    - señalar
    - tarjeta
    - tono
    English:
    beat
    - brand
    - cover
    - dial
    - highlight
    - mark
    - pace
    - pit
    - read
    - ring
    - ring up
    - say
    - score
    - set
    - show
    - stand
    - tick
    - tick off
    - trend
    - watershed
    - bookmark
    - check
    - clock
    - flag
    - guard
    - hat
    - hit
    - indent
    - punch
    - redial
    - register
    - scratch
    - stake
    - usher
    - wave
    * * *
    vt
    1. [poner marca en] to mark;
    [nombre en una lista] to tick off; [poner precio a] to price;
    marcó el itinerario en el mapa she marked the route on the map;
    asegúrate de que marcas las maletas con tu nombre make sure your suitcases are identified with your name;
    marcó la ropa con mis iniciales she put my initials on the clothes;
    marcar los naipes to mark the cards
    2. [indicar] to mark, to indicate;
    la cruz marca el lugar donde está enterrado el tesoro the cross marks o indicates (the spot) where the treasure is buried
    3. [dejar marca en] to mark;
    ese acontecimiento marcó su vida her life was marked by that event
    4. [significar] to mark, to signal;
    el tratado marcó un hito en las relaciones entre las dos potencias the treaty was a landmark in relations between the two powers
    5. [número de teléfono] to dial
    6. [sujeto: termómetro, contador] to read;
    [sujeto: reloj] to say;
    la balanza marca 3 kilos the scales read 3 kilos;
    ¿qué precio marca la etiqueta? what is the price on the label?;
    cuando el reloj marque las seis when the clock strikes six;
    el euro ha marcado un nuevo mínimo frente al dólar the euro has fallen to another all-time low against the dollar
    7. [paso]
    marcar el ritmo to beat time;
    el corredor más lento marcó el ritmo del resto del grupo the slowest runner set the pace for the whole group
    8. Dep [tanto] to score
    9. Dep [a un jugador] to mark
    10. Dep [tiempo] to record;
    [récord] to set
    11. [cabello] to set
    12. Comp
    RP
    marcar tarjeta [en el trabajo] [a la entrada] to clock in, US to punch in;
    [a la salida] to clock out, US to punch out; Fam
    tengo que marcar tarjeta [en casa de la novia] I have to see my girlfriend
    vi
    1. [dejar secuelas] to leave a mark
    2. [peinar] to set, to style
    3. Dep [anotar un tanto] to score;
    marcar en propia puerta o [m5] meta to score an own goal
    * * *
    v/t
    1 mark
    2 número de teléfono dial
    3 gol score
    4 res brand
    5 de termómetro, contador etc read, register
    6 naipes mark
    7 fig: persona affect
    8 en fútbol etc mark
    * * *
    marcar {72} vt
    1) : to mark
    2) : to brand (livestock)
    3) : to indicate, to show
    4) resaltar: to emphasize
    5) : to dial (a telephone)
    6) : to guard (an opponent)
    7) anotar: to score (a goal, a point)
    marcar vi
    1) anotar: to score
    2) : to dial
    * * *
    marcar vb
    2. (indicar) to say [pt. & pp. said] / to show [pt. showed; pp. shown]
    3. (conseguir un gol) to score
    4. (un número de teléfono) to dial [pt. & pp. dialled]
    ¿has marcado el prefijo? did you dial the code?
    marcar el paso to set the pace [pt. & pp. set]

    Spanish-English dictionary > marcar

  • 5 mínimo

    adj.
    minimal, lowest, least, minimum.
    m.
    minimum.
    * * *
    1 minimum, lowest
    1 minimum
    \
    como mínimo at least
    ni la más mínima idea not the faintest (idea)
    mínimo común múltiplo lowest common multiple
    ————————
    1 minimum
    * * *
    1. noun m. 2. (f. - mínima)
    adj.
    1) least, smallest
    * * *
    1. ADJ
    1) (=inferior) [nivel, cantidad] minimum

    tarifa mínima: 2 euros — minimum fare: 2 euros

    lo mínimo, es lo mínimo que podemos hacer — it's the least we can do

    lo más mínimo — the least o the slightest

    el dinero no me interesa lo más mínimoI'm not the least o the slightest bit interested in money

    precio mínimo — minimum price

    en un tiempo mínimo — in no time at all

    múltiplo 2., salario, servicio 1), c)
    2) (=muy pequeño) [habitación, letra] tiny, minute; [detalle] minute; [gasto, beneficio] minimal
    3) [plazo]
    2. SM
    1) (=cantidad mínima) minimum

    ¿cuál es el mínimo? — what is the minimum?

    bajo mínimos — Esp [credibilidad, moral] at rock bottom; [consumo, presupuesto] very low

    con el presupuesto bajo mínimos — with the budget cut back to a minimum, with a very low budget

    como mínimo — at least

    eso costará, como mínimo, 40 euros — that will cost at least 40 euros

    un mínimo de algo — a minimum of sth

    reducir algo al mínimo — to keep o reduce sth to a minimum

    2) (Econ) record low, lowest point
    3) (Mat) [de una función] minimum
    4) (Meteo)

    mínimo de presión — low-pressure area, trough

    mínima
    5) Caribe (Aut) choke
    * * *
    I
    - ma adjetivo
    a) <temperatura/peso> minimum (before n)
    b) ( insignificante) < detalle> minor
    c) ( muy pequeño) minute, tiny
    II
    masculino minimum

    con un mínimo de esfuerzowith a o the minimum of effort

    con un mínimo de sentido común — with the least bit of (common) sense, with a modicum of sense (frml)

    * * *
    = bare [barer -comp., barest -sup.], low [lower -comp., lowest -sup.], minimal, minimum, negligible, reduced, baseline [base line], monadic, lower bound, razor-thin, paltry [paltrier -comp., paltriest -sup.], measly [measlier -comp., measliest -sup.].
    Ex. Those are just the bare beginnings.
    Ex. Carlton Duncan discussed the difficulties built into the educational processes which led to under-performance at school and the resulting low representation in higher education and low entry into the professions.
    Ex. The intellectual input at the indexing stage is minimal, even in systems where in the interest of enhanced consistency there is some intervention at the indexing stage.
    Ex. When used by skilled abstractors this mixture of styles can achieve the maximum transmission of information, within a minimum length.
    Ex. Microforms are obviously very compact, and the microforms themselves occupy negligible space.
    Ex. The model shows that market concentration rises with inelastic demand, reduced marginal costs and efficient technology.
    Ex. This article describes the development of the first baseline inventory of information resources at the U.S.
    Ex. Modern economic theory, with its bias in favor of atomistic or monadic analysis, fails to take into account ethical questions.
    Ex. The resulting cost and benefit models permit estimating a lower bound on benefits and the calculations of net benefits (benefits less costs).
    Ex. Let's not squabble about the fact that Bush actually eked out a razor-thin victory in the popular vote.
    Ex. And there is no guarantee that any of the paltry sums of extra money available will actually benefit the workers in the recipient countries.
    Ex. Despite the Bank of England's base rate having risen by a full percentage point, the average savings rate is still ' measly'.
    ----
    * a un coste mínimo = at (a) minimum cost.
    * como mínimo = at least, conservatively, at a minimum.
    * como mínimo hasta que = minimally until.
    * con sólo una mínima idea de = with only the sketchiest idea of.
    * con unos costes mínimos = with minimum costs.
    * coste mínimo = minimal cost, minimum cost.
    * diferencia entre... y... es mínima = line between... and... is thin.
    * en lo más mínimo = not in the least + Nombre Negativo.
    * grupo mínimo relacionado = minimum zone cohort.
    * lo más mínimo = so much as.
    * lo mínimo = bare necessities, the.
    * mantener Algo al mínimo = keep + Nombre + at a minimum.
    * mínima parte = fraction.
    * nivel mínimo del agua = low-water mark.
    * no importar lo más mínimo = could not care less.
    * no tener la más mínima idea sobre Algo = Negativo + have + the foggiest idea.
    * precio mínimo = threshold price.
    * reducción al mínimo = minimisation [minimization, -USA].
    * reducido al mínimo = stripped down.
    * reducir al mínimo = minimise [minimize, -USA], reduce to + a minimum, cut down to + a minimum, keep to + a (bare) minimum, cut to + the bone.
    * reducir a lo mínimo = cut to + the bone.
    * salario mínimo = living wage, minimum salary, poverty level.
    * salario mínimo, el = minimum wage, the.
    * ser mínimo = be at a minimum.
    * servicios mínimos = skeleton staff.
    * sin la más mínima de duda = without a shadow of a doubt.
    * sin la más mínima duda = beyond a shadow of a doubt.
    * temperatura mínima = minimum temperature.
    * vivir con lo mínimo = live on + a shoestring (budget).
    * * *
    I
    - ma adjetivo
    a) <temperatura/peso> minimum (before n)
    b) ( insignificante) < detalle> minor
    c) ( muy pequeño) minute, tiny
    II
    masculino minimum

    con un mínimo de esfuerzowith a o the minimum of effort

    con un mínimo de sentido común — with the least bit of (common) sense, with a modicum of sense (frml)

    * * *
    = bare [barer -comp., barest -sup.], low [lower -comp., lowest -sup.], minimal, minimum, negligible, reduced, baseline [base line], monadic, lower bound, razor-thin, paltry [paltrier -comp., paltriest -sup.], measly [measlier -comp., measliest -sup.].

    Ex: Those are just the bare beginnings.

    Ex: Carlton Duncan discussed the difficulties built into the educational processes which led to under-performance at school and the resulting low representation in higher education and low entry into the professions.
    Ex: The intellectual input at the indexing stage is minimal, even in systems where in the interest of enhanced consistency there is some intervention at the indexing stage.
    Ex: When used by skilled abstractors this mixture of styles can achieve the maximum transmission of information, within a minimum length.
    Ex: Microforms are obviously very compact, and the microforms themselves occupy negligible space.
    Ex: The model shows that market concentration rises with inelastic demand, reduced marginal costs and efficient technology.
    Ex: This article describes the development of the first baseline inventory of information resources at the U.S.
    Ex: Modern economic theory, with its bias in favor of atomistic or monadic analysis, fails to take into account ethical questions.
    Ex: The resulting cost and benefit models permit estimating a lower bound on benefits and the calculations of net benefits (benefits less costs).
    Ex: Let's not squabble about the fact that Bush actually eked out a razor-thin victory in the popular vote.
    Ex: And there is no guarantee that any of the paltry sums of extra money available will actually benefit the workers in the recipient countries.
    Ex: Despite the Bank of England's base rate having risen by a full percentage point, the average savings rate is still ' measly'.
    * a un coste mínimo = at (a) minimum cost.
    * como mínimo = at least, conservatively, at a minimum.
    * como mínimo hasta que = minimally until.
    * con sólo una mínima idea de = with only the sketchiest idea of.
    * con unos costes mínimos = with minimum costs.
    * coste mínimo = minimal cost, minimum cost.
    * diferencia entre... y... es mínima = line between... and... is thin.
    * en lo más mínimo = not in the least + Nombre Negativo.
    * grupo mínimo relacionado = minimum zone cohort.
    * lo más mínimo = so much as.
    * lo mínimo = bare necessities, the.
    * mantener Algo al mínimo = keep + Nombre + at a minimum.
    * mínima parte = fraction.
    * nivel mínimo del agua = low-water mark.
    * no importar lo más mínimo = could not care less.
    * no tener la más mínima idea sobre Algo = Negativo + have + the foggiest idea.
    * precio mínimo = threshold price.
    * reducción al mínimo = minimisation [minimization, -USA].
    * reducido al mínimo = stripped down.
    * reducir al mínimo = minimise [minimize, -USA], reduce to + a minimum, cut down to + a minimum, keep to + a (bare) minimum, cut to + the bone.
    * reducir a lo mínimo = cut to + the bone.
    * salario mínimo = living wage, minimum salary, poverty level.
    * salario mínimo, el = minimum wage, the.
    * ser mínimo = be at a minimum.
    * servicios mínimos = skeleton staff.
    * sin la más mínima de duda = without a shadow of a doubt.
    * sin la más mínima duda = beyond a shadow of a doubt.
    * temperatura mínima = minimum temperature.
    * vivir con lo mínimo = live on + a shoestring (budget).

    * * *
    mínimo1 -ma
    1 ‹temperatura/cantidad/peso› minimum ( before n)
    los beneficios han sido mínimos profits have been minimal
    no le importa lo más mínimo he couldn't care less, he doesn't care in the least
    el trabajo no le interesa en lo más mínimo he is not in the least o slightest bit interested in his work
    [ S ] consumición/tarifa mínima 2 euros minimum charge 2 euros
    no tengo la más mínima idea I haven't the faintest o slightest idea
    no se preocupa en lo más mínimo por su familia she doesn't show the slightest concern for her family
    me contó hasta los detalles más mínimos de su experiencia he told me about his experience in minute detail
    era lo mínimo que podía hacer it was the least I could do
    2 (muy pequeño) minute, tiny
    una casa de proporciones mínimas a tiny house, a house of minute proportions
    Compuesto:
    mínimo común denominador/múltiplo
    lowest common denominator/multiple
    la bolsa ha alcanzado el mínimo del año the stock exchange has reached its lowest point this year
    pretende hacer todo con un mínimo de esfuerzo he tries to do everything with a minimum of effort o with as little effort as possible
    gana un mínimo de $50.000 she earns a minimum of $50,000
    no tiene ni un mínimo de educación she has absolutely no manners
    al menos podría tener un mínimo de respeto he could at least show a little (bit of) o a modicum of respect
    para hacer ese trabajo tiene que tener un mínimo de inteligencia a modicum of intelligence is required to do this job
    si tuvieras un mínimo de sentido común, no habrías hecho eso if you had any sense at all o if you had a modicum of sense, you wouldn't have done that
    tendrá, como mínimo, unos 40 años he must be at least forty
    como mínimo podrías haberle dado las gracias you could at least have thanked him
    habrá que reducir al mínimo los gastos costs will have to be kept to a minimum
    * * *

     

    mínimo 1
    ◊ -ma adjetivo

    a)temperatura/peso minimum ( before n);


    el trabajo no le interesa en lo más mínimo he is not in the slightest (bit) interested in his work;
    no tengo la más mínima idea I haven't the faintest idea

    diferencia/beneficios minimal
    mínimo 2 sustantivo masculino
    minimum;

    como mínimo at least
    mínimo,-a
    I adjetivo
    1 (muy pequeño) minute, tiny
    2 (muy escaso) minimal
    3 (menor posible) minimum
    sueldo mínimo, minimum wage/salary
    II sustantivo masculino minimum
    un mínimo de dos meses, a minimum of two months
    mil pesetas como mínimo, a thousand pesetas at least

    ' mínimo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    baja
    - bajo
    - denominador
    - ínfima
    - ínfimo
    - mínima
    - mínimamente
    - múltipla
    - múltiplo
    - salario
    - tasar
    - consumo
    - minimizar
    English:
    bare
    - cheap
    - deposit
    - least
    - low
    - lowest
    - minimal
    - minimum
    - minimum wage
    - say
    - sense
    - skeleton
    - slight
    - light
    - lowest common denominator
    - marginal
    - minimize
    - minute
    - modicum
    - quick
    - scrap
    - very
    * * *
    mínimo, -a
    superlativo
    ver pequeño
    adj
    1. [lo más bajo posible o necesario] minimum;
    la mínima puntuación para aprobar es el cinco you need a minimum score of five to pass;
    salario o [m5] sueldo mínimo minimum wage;
    lo mínimo que podría hacer es disculparse the least she could do is apologize
    Mat mínimo común denominador lowest common denominator; Mat mínimo común múltiplo lowest common multiple
    2. [muy pequeño] [efecto, importancia] minimal, very small;
    [protesta, ruido] slightest;
    no tengo la más mínima idea I haven't the slightest idea;
    sus hijos no le importan lo más mínimo he couldn't care less about his children;
    en este país no existe la más mínima libertad there's absolutely no freedom at all in this country;
    en lo más mínimo in the slightest
    nm
    minimum;
    trabaja un mínimo de 10 horas she works a minimum of 10 hours;
    al mínimo to a minimum;
    pon la calefacción al mínimo put the heating at minimum;
    la libra alcanzó un mínimo histórico frente al dólar the pound reached an all-time low against the dollar;
    no tiene un mínimo de sentido común he hasn't an ounce of common sense;
    si tuviera un mínimo de decencia la llamaría if he had an ounce of decency he'd call her;
    estar bajo mínimos [de comida, gasolina] to have almost run out;
    la popularidad del presidente se encuentra bajo mínimos the president's popularity is at rock bottom;
    el equipo se presenta a la final bajo mínimos the team is going into the final well below strength o with a severely depleted side
    como mínimo loc adv
    [como muy tarde] at the latest; [como poco] at the very least;
    llegaremos como mínimo a las cinco we'll be there by five at the latest;
    si te vas, como mínimo podrías avisar if you're going to leave, you could at least let me know
    * * *
    I adj minimum;
    como mínimo at the very least;
    no me interesa lo más mínimo I’m not in the least interested
    II m minimum
    * * *
    mínimo, -ma adj
    1) : minimum
    salario mínimo: minimum wage
    2) : least, smallest
    3) : very small, minute
    1) : minimum, least amount
    2) : modicum, small amount
    3)
    como mínimo : at least
    * * *
    mínimo1 adj minimum
    el más mínimo... the slightest...
    mínimo2 n minimum

    Spanish-English dictionary > mínimo

  • 6 posible

    adj.
    possible.
    es posible que llueva it could rain
    dentro de lo posible, en lo posible as far as possible
    de ser posible if possible
    hacer posible to make possible
    hacer (todo) lo posible to do everything possible
    lo antes posible as soon as possible
    ¿cómo es posible que no me lo hayas dicho antes? how could you possibly not have told me before?
    ¡será posible! I can't believe this!
    ¡no es posible! surely not!
    * * *
    1 possible
    1 (dinero) means
    \
    de ser posible if possible
    hacer todo lo posible to do one's best
    * * *
    adj.
    * * *
    1. ADJ
    1) [opción, solución] possible

    un posible compradora possible o potential buyer

    hacer algo posible — to make sth possible

    entra dentro de lo posible — it is within the bounds of possibility

    en la medida de lo posible — as far as possible, insofar as possible frm

    haremos todo lo posible por evitarlo — we shall do everything possible o all we can to avoid it

    2)

    es posible — (=probable, permitido) it is possible; (=realizable) it is feasible

    -¿crees que vendrá? -es posible — "do you think he'll come?" - "possibly o he might o it's possible"

    ¡eso no es posible! — it can't be!, that's not possible!

    es posible hacer algo — it is possible to do sth

    ¿sería posible comprar todavía las entradas? — would it still be possible to buy tickets?

    es posible que + subjun

    es posible que no pueda irI might o may not be able to go

    es muy posible que vuelva tarde — it's quite possible that I'll be back late, I may well be back late

    a o de ser posible — if possible

    si es posible — if possible

    si es posible, me gustaría verlo — I'd like to see him if possible

    le ruego que, si le es posible, acuda a la reunión — please come to the meeting if you possibly can

    si me fuera posible, te lo diría — if I could o if it were possible, I would tell you

    - ¿será posible?

    ¡pues sí que eres descarado! ¿será posible? — I can't believe you are so cheeky!

    ¿será posible que no haya venido? — I can't believe he hasn't come!

    2.
    ADV

    lo más... posible — as... as possible

    mejor 1., 2), c)
    3.
    SMPL Esp means
    * * *
    I
    adjetivo possible

    ¿crees que ganará? - es posible — do you think he'll win? - he might (do) o it's possible

    a ser posible or (CS) de ser posible — if possible

    haré lo posible por or para ayudarte — I'll do what I can to help you

    prometió ayudarlo dentro de lo posible or en lo posible or en la medida de lo posible — she promised to do what she could to help (him)

    será posible! — (fam) I don't believe this! (colloq)

    ¿que se ha casado? no es posible! — he's got(ten) married? I don't believe it! o that can't be true! (colloq)

    ser posible — (+ me/te/le etc)

    ser posible + INF — to be possible to + inf

    no fue posible avisarles — it was impossible to let them know; (+ me/te/le etc)

    ¿le sería posible recibirme hoy? — would you be able to see me today?

    ser posible QUE + SUBJ: es posible que sea cierto it might o may o could be true; es posible que se haya perdido it may have got(ten) lost; ¿será posible que no lo sepa? — surely she must know!

    II
    * * *
    = eligible, feasible, manageable, possible, potential, prospective, viable, would-be + Nombre, conceivable, plausible, candidate, realisable [realizable, -USA], satisfiable, doable, likely.
    Ex. And yet, everyone knows that historically only a very small portion of the eligible users have ever crossed the threshold of a public library.
    Ex. Other words which might be feasible access points in a general index prove worthless in an index devoted to a special subject area.
    Ex. In simple terms, the essence of subject organisation is the division of literature (or references to literature) into manageable, or scannable categories, with each category being associated with an index term.
    Ex. Various modes of operation are possible for such a journal, and the precise operation will depend upon the type of information being conveyed.
    Ex. The system permits the requester to specify up to five potential lending libraries, and the system transmits the requests to these libraries one at a time.
    Ex. The advocacy of title entry for serials implies an ideology which focuses on the publication as the principal object of interest of the prospective library user rather than the work conveyed by the book or publication.
    Ex. With printed thesauri there are limits on space, if the publication is to be economically viable, and easy to handle.
    Ex. The only viable alternatives open to would-be users are to produce or commission the production of custom-made application programs.
    Ex. This article emphasises the importance of a preservation plan that includes ways of dealing with every conceivable type of disaster a library might experience.
    Ex. This incompleteness of search and retrieval therefore makes possible, and plausible, the existence of undiscovered public knowledge.
    Ex. A thesaurus developed with such a module can support the addition of candidate terms to the thesaurus during the indexing process.
    Ex. Barbara Tillett's vision of one seamless bibliographic system, either real or virtual, looks realizable over a 5 to 10 year horizon.
    Ex. The result is a pair of overlapping sets of sufficient conditions for autonomy that are argued to be satisfiable by real human agents.
    Ex. This has opened up issues of what is & is not thinkable &, therefore, doable in the present conjuncture of crisis & instability.
    Ex. The most likely causes of brain damage among low birthweight infants are prematurity and infections, not oxygen starvation.
    ----
    * al mejor precio posible = at the best possible price.
    * arreglárselas lo mejor posible = make + the best of things.
    * arreglarse lo mejor posible = look + Posesivo + best.
    * a ser posible = if possible.
    * candidato posible = eligible party.
    * considerar como posible = entertain as + a possibility.
    * cuando antes + Pronombre + sea posible = at + Posesivo + earliest convenience.
    * de la mejor forma posible = to the best of + Posesivo + ability.
    * de la mejor manera posible = to the best of + Posesivo + ability.
    * del mejor modo posible = to the best of + Posesivo + ability.
    * dentro de lo posible = as far as possible.
    * durante tanto tiempo como sea posible = for as long as possible.
    * en las mejores condiciones posibles = in the best possible conditions.
    * hacer Algo posible = make + provision for.
    * hacer posible = provide for, make + possible, provide + a basis for, make + an opportunity.
    * hacer posible el crecimiento = accommodate + growth.
    * hacer todo lo posible = do + Posesivo + best, pull out + all the stops, do + the best + Nombre + may, do + the best + Nombre + can, try + hard, try + Posesivo + best, try + Posesivo + heart out, work + hard, give + Posesivo + best.
    * hacer todo lo posible (dado) = do + the best possible (with).
    * hacer todo lo posible para = every effort + be + made to.
    * hacer todo lo posible por = go to + any lengths to, go to + great lengths to, endeavour [endeavor, -USA], take + (great) pains to.
    * hasta donde es posible = as far as possible.
    * hasta donde sea posible = as far as possible.
    * lo mejor posible = to the best of + Posesivo + ability, at + Posesivo + (very) best, optimally.
    * lo menos posible = as little as possible.
    * posible comprador = suitor.
    * posible de ser consultado por máquina = machine-viewable.
    * posible de ser visto en pantalla = displayable.
    * sacar el mejor partido posible = get + the best of both worlds, get + the best of all worlds.
    * ser posible la coexistencia entre... = there + be + room for both....
    * ser posible (que) = be likely (to).
    * siempre que + ser + posible = whenever possible, when possible.
    * si eso no es posible = failing that/these.
    * si es posible = if possible.
    * si + ser + posible = when possible, whenever possible.
    * tan pronto como + Pronombre + sea posible = at + Posesivo + earliest convenience.
    * tan pronto como sea posible = as soon as possible (asap).
    * tanto como sea posible = as far as possible.
    * tener el mejor aspecto posible = look + Posesivo + best.
    * tener solución posible = be soluble.
    * todo es posible = all bets are off, the sky is the limit.
    * * *
    I
    adjetivo possible

    ¿crees que ganará? - es posible — do you think he'll win? - he might (do) o it's possible

    a ser posible or (CS) de ser posible — if possible

    haré lo posible por or para ayudarte — I'll do what I can to help you

    prometió ayudarlo dentro de lo posible or en lo posible or en la medida de lo posible — she promised to do what she could to help (him)

    será posible! — (fam) I don't believe this! (colloq)

    ¿que se ha casado? no es posible! — he's got(ten) married? I don't believe it! o that can't be true! (colloq)

    ser posible — (+ me/te/le etc)

    ser posible + INF — to be possible to + inf

    no fue posible avisarles — it was impossible to let them know; (+ me/te/le etc)

    ¿le sería posible recibirme hoy? — would you be able to see me today?

    ser posible QUE + SUBJ: es posible que sea cierto it might o may o could be true; es posible que se haya perdido it may have got(ten) lost; ¿será posible que no lo sepa? — surely she must know!

    II
    * * *
    = eligible, feasible, manageable, possible, potential, prospective, viable, would-be + Nombre, conceivable, plausible, candidate, realisable [realizable, -USA], satisfiable, doable, likely.

    Ex: And yet, everyone knows that historically only a very small portion of the eligible users have ever crossed the threshold of a public library.

    Ex: Other words which might be feasible access points in a general index prove worthless in an index devoted to a special subject area.
    Ex: In simple terms, the essence of subject organisation is the division of literature (or references to literature) into manageable, or scannable categories, with each category being associated with an index term.
    Ex: Various modes of operation are possible for such a journal, and the precise operation will depend upon the type of information being conveyed.
    Ex: The system permits the requester to specify up to five potential lending libraries, and the system transmits the requests to these libraries one at a time.
    Ex: The advocacy of title entry for serials implies an ideology which focuses on the publication as the principal object of interest of the prospective library user rather than the work conveyed by the book or publication.
    Ex: With printed thesauri there are limits on space, if the publication is to be economically viable, and easy to handle.
    Ex: The only viable alternatives open to would-be users are to produce or commission the production of custom-made application programs.
    Ex: This article emphasises the importance of a preservation plan that includes ways of dealing with every conceivable type of disaster a library might experience.
    Ex: This incompleteness of search and retrieval therefore makes possible, and plausible, the existence of undiscovered public knowledge.
    Ex: A thesaurus developed with such a module can support the addition of candidate terms to the thesaurus during the indexing process.
    Ex: Barbara Tillett's vision of one seamless bibliographic system, either real or virtual, looks realizable over a 5 to 10 year horizon.
    Ex: The result is a pair of overlapping sets of sufficient conditions for autonomy that are argued to be satisfiable by real human agents.
    Ex: This has opened up issues of what is & is not thinkable &, therefore, doable in the present conjuncture of crisis & instability.
    Ex: The most likely causes of brain damage among low birthweight infants are prematurity and infections, not oxygen starvation.
    * al mejor precio posible = at the best possible price.
    * arreglárselas lo mejor posible = make + the best of things.
    * arreglarse lo mejor posible = look + Posesivo + best.
    * a ser posible = if possible.
    * candidato posible = eligible party.
    * considerar como posible = entertain as + a possibility.
    * cuando antes + Pronombre + sea posible = at + Posesivo + earliest convenience.
    * de la mejor forma posible = to the best of + Posesivo + ability.
    * de la mejor manera posible = to the best of + Posesivo + ability.
    * del mejor modo posible = to the best of + Posesivo + ability.
    * dentro de lo posible = as far as possible.
    * durante tanto tiempo como sea posible = for as long as possible.
    * en las mejores condiciones posibles = in the best possible conditions.
    * hacer Algo posible = make + provision for.
    * hacer posible = provide for, make + possible, provide + a basis for, make + an opportunity.
    * hacer posible el crecimiento = accommodate + growth.
    * hacer todo lo posible = do + Posesivo + best, pull out + all the stops, do + the best + Nombre + may, do + the best + Nombre + can, try + hard, try + Posesivo + best, try + Posesivo + heart out, work + hard, give + Posesivo + best.
    * hacer todo lo posible (dado) = do + the best possible (with).
    * hacer todo lo posible para = every effort + be + made to.
    * hacer todo lo posible por = go to + any lengths to, go to + great lengths to, endeavour [endeavor, -USA], take + (great) pains to.
    * hasta donde es posible = as far as possible.
    * hasta donde sea posible = as far as possible.
    * lo mejor posible = to the best of + Posesivo + ability, at + Posesivo + (very) best, optimally.
    * lo menos posible = as little as possible.
    * posible comprador = suitor.
    * posible de ser consultado por máquina = machine-viewable.
    * posible de ser visto en pantalla = displayable.
    * sacar el mejor partido posible = get + the best of both worlds, get + the best of all worlds.
    * ser posible la coexistencia entre... = there + be + room for both....
    * ser posible (que) = be likely (to).
    * siempre que + ser + posible = whenever possible, when possible.
    * si eso no es posible = failing that/these.
    * si es posible = if possible.
    * si + ser + posible = when possible, whenever possible.
    * tan pronto como + Pronombre + sea posible = at + Posesivo + earliest convenience.
    * tan pronto como sea posible = as soon as possible (asap).
    * tanto como sea posible = as far as possible.
    * tener el mejor aspecto posible = look + Posesivo + best.
    * tener solución posible = be soluble.
    * todo es posible = all bets are off, the sky is the limit.

    * * *
    possible
    ¿crees que se lo darán? — es posible do you think they'll give it to him? — they might (do) o it's possible
    su cambio de actitud hizo posible el diálogo his change of attitude made the talks possible, the talks were made possible by his change of attitude
    hazlo cuanto antes, hoy, a ser posible or (CS) de ser posible do it as soon as you can, today, if possible
    haré lo posible por or para ayudarte I'll do what I can to help you
    hicieron todo lo posible they did everything possible o everything they could
    prometió ayudarlo dentro de lo posible or en lo posible or en la medida de lo posible she promised to help him insofar as she was able ( frml), she promised to do what she could to help (him)
    ¿que te preste más dinero? ¿será posible? ( fam); you want me to lend you more money? I don't believe this! ( colloq)
    ¿que se ha casado? ¡no es posible! he's got(ten) married? I don't believe it! o that can't be true! o surely not! ( colloq)
    evitó una posible tragedia he averted a possible o potential tragedy
    llegó con posibles fracturas he arrived with suspected fractures
    ser posible (+ me/te/le etc): llámame en cuanto te sea posible call me as soon as you can
    ven antes si te es posible come earlier if you can
    no creo que me sea posible I don't think I'll be able to
    ser posible + INF to be possible to + INF
    es posible encontrarlo más barato it's possible to find it cheaper
    no fue posible avisarles it was impossible to let them know, there was no way of letting them know, we were unable to let them know
    (+ me/te/le etc): no me fue posible terminarlo I wasn't able to finish it, I couldn't finish it
    ¿le sería posible recibirme hoy? would it be possible for you to see me today?, would you be able to see me today?, could you see me today?
    ser posible QUE + SUBJ:
    ¿y tú, te lo crees? — es posible que sea cierto what about you, do you believe that? — well it might o may o could be true
    es posible que se haya roto en tránsito it may have got(ten) broken in transit
    ¿será posible que no se haya enterado? can it be possible that she hasn't found out?, can she really not have found out?, surely she must have found out!
    ¿será posible que te atrevas a hablarme así? how dare you speak to me like that?
    deben ser lo más breves posible they should be as brief as possible
    envíemelo lo más pronto posible send it to me as soon as possible
    intenta hacerlo lo mejor posible try to do it as well as you can o the best you can
    ponlo lo más alto posible put it as high as possible
    * * *

     

    posible adjetivo
    possible;

    a ser posible or si es posible if possible;
    hicieron todo lo posible they did everything possible o everything they could;
    prometió ayudarlo dentro de lo posible or en lo posible she promised to do what she could to help (him);
    ¡no es posible! that can't be true! (colloq);
    en cuanto te sea posible as soon as you can;
    no creo que me sea posible I don't think I'll be able to;
    es posible hacerlo más rápido it's possible to do it more quickly;
    no me fue posible terminarlo I wasn't able to finish it;
    es posible que sea cierto it might o may o could be true
    ■ adverbio: lo más pronto posible as soon as possible;
    lo mejor posible the best you can
    posible
    I adjetivo possible: no me será posible viajar a Perú, it won't be possible for me to go to Peru
    II mpl posibles, means
    ♦ Locuciones: hacer todo lo posible, to do everything one can
    dentro de lo posible, as far as possible

    ' posible' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    antes
    - brevedad
    - caber
    - comunicar
    - contienda
    - contingencia
    - contingente
    - deber
    - dinamitar
    - humanamente
    - justificación
    - mínima
    - mínimo
    - normalización
    - permitir
    - poder
    - probable
    - virtual
    - eventual
    - hacer
    - lo
    - mayor
    - medida
    - menor
    - menos
    - potencial
    - pronto
    English:
    aim
    - arbitration
    - bend
    - best
    - beyond
    - blow
    - cancel out
    - cheap
    - dispose of
    - do
    - effort
    - eventual
    - every
    - explanation
    - failing
    - far
    - job
    - length
    - lung
    - much
    - possible
    - potential
    - prospective
    - should
    - soliciting
    - spin out
    - try
    - utmost
    - well
    - anything
    - bound
    - can
    - escape
    - feasible
    - get
    - level
    - look
    - manageable
    - mobile
    - most
    - please
    - preferably
    - probable
    - prospect
    - soon
    - surely
    - suspect
    - that
    * * *
    adj
    possible;
    es posible que llueva it could rain;
    es posible que sea así that might be the case;
    ¿llegarás a tiempo? – es posible will you arrive in time? – possibly o I may do;
    ven lo antes posible come as soon as possible;
    dentro de lo posible, en lo posible as far as possible;
    dentro de lo posible intenta no hacer ruido as far as possible, try not to make any noise;
    a o [m5] de ser posible if possible;
    hacer posible to make possible;
    su intervención hizo posible el acuerdo his intervention made the agreement possible;
    hacer (todo) lo posible to do everything possible;
    hicieron todo lo posible por salvar su vida they did everything possible to save his life;
    lo antes posible as soon as possible;
    ¿cómo es posible que no me lo hayas dicho antes? how could you possibly not have told me before?;
    no creo que nos sea posible visitaros I don't think we'll be able to visit you;
    ¡será posible! I can't believe this!;
    ¿será posible que nadie le haya dicho nada? can it be true that nobody told her anything about it?;
    ¡no es posible! surely not!
    posibles nmpl
    (financial) means
    * * *
    I adj possible;
    en lo posible as far as possible;
    hacer posible make possible;
    hacer todo lo posible do everything possible;
    es posible que … perhaps …;
    es muy posible que it’s very possible that;
    ¿será posible? fam I don’t believe it! fam
    II mpl posibles: means pl ;
    con posibles well-off, well-to-do
    * * *
    posible adj
    : possible
    posiblemente adv
    * * *
    posible adj possible
    ser posible may / might
    ¿será posible? I don't believe it!

    Spanish-English dictionary > posible

  • 7 intervención

    intɛrben'θǐɔn
    f
    1) Intervention f, Eingreifen n
    2) ( intromisión) Eingriff m

    intervención quirúrgicaMED Operation f, Eingriff m

    sustantivo femenino
    1. [en asunto, de nación] Eingreifen das
    intervención
    intervención [iDC489F9Dn̩DC489F9Dterβeṇ'θjon]
    num1num (participación) Teilnahme femenino [en an+dativo]
    num2num (en conflicto) Eingreifen neutro [en in+acusativo]; (en temas familiares) Einmischung femenino
    num3num (mediación) Vermittlung femenino
    num4num política Eingriff masculino
    num5num medicina Operation femenino
    num6num (del teléfono) Anzapfen neutro; (del correo) Unterschlagung femenino

    Diccionario Español-Alemán > intervención

  • 8 Apartado de Correos

    (post office) box
    * * *
    = apartado postal Pox Office Box, P.O. Box
    * * *
    (n.) = P.O. Box, post office box
    Ex. For access and price information, contact Mead Data Central at 9393 Springboro Pike, P.O. Box 933, Dayton, OH 45401 or telephone 513-865-6800.
    Ex. The results revealed that students considered notices in their university post office boxes to be the best way of informing them of activities.
    * * *
    (n.) = P.O. Box, post office box

    Ex: For access and price information, contact Mead Data Central at 9393 Springboro Pike, P.O. Box 933, Dayton, OH 45401 or telephone 513-865-6800.

    Ex: The results revealed that students considered notices in their university post office boxes to be the best way of informing them of activities.

    * * *
    P.O. Box

    Spanish-English dictionary > Apartado de Correos

  • 9 California

    f.
    1 Horse-race (carrera).
    2 (Southern Cone) (Tec.) Wire-stretcher.
    3 California, Calif., Ca., Cal..
    * * *
    1 California
    * * *
    * * *
    femenino California
    * * *
    Ex. For access and price information concerning the electronic version of Everyman's, contact Dialog Information Services, Inc. 3460 Hillview Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304 or telephone toll-free 1-800-227-1927 (outside California).
    ----
    * UCLA (Universidad de California en Los Angeles) = UCLA (University of California at Los Angeles).
    * Universidad de California = UC (University of California).
    * * *
    femenino California
    * * *

    Ex: For access and price information concerning the electronic version of Everyman's, contact Dialog Information Services, Inc. 3460 Hillview Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304 or telephone toll-free 1-800-227-1927 (outside California).

    * UCLA (Universidad de California en Los Angeles) = UCLA (University of California at Los Angeles).
    * Universidad de California = UC (University of California).

    * * *
    California
    * * *

    California sustantivo femenino
    California
    ' California' also found in these entries:
    English:
    CA
    - Cal
    - Calif
    * * *
    California
    * * *
    f California

    Spanish-English dictionary > California

  • 10 IP Sharp

    Ex. IP Sharp, which makes available a number of public data bases including the UK CSO, the International Monetary Fund and the US Consumer and Wholesale Price Indexes.
    * * *

    Ex: IP Sharp, which makes available a number of public data bases including the UK CSO, the International Monetary Fund and the US Consumer and Wholesale Price Indexes.

    Spanish-English dictionary > IP Sharp

  • 11 IPC (Indice de Precios al Consumo)

    = consumer price index (CPI), Retail Price Index (RPI).
    Nota: Informe mensual sobre el precio medio de diversos productos y servicios que sirve de medida de la fluctuación del coste de vida.
    Ex. While most Americans have heard of the consumer price index (CPI), many people are not knowledgeable about its meaning or history.
    Ex. One problem encountered was the difficulty in obtaining information about the means used to calculate the book component of the Retail Price Index (RPI).

    Spanish-English dictionary > IPC (Indice de Precios al Consumo)

  • 12 Indice de Precios al Consumo (IPC)

    Ex. One problem encountered was the difficulty in obtaining information about the means used to calculate the book component of the Retail Price Index (RPI).

    Spanish-English dictionary > Indice de Precios al Consumo (IPC)

  • 13 Malta

    f.
    1 malt.
    2 Malta.
    m.
    malt.
    * * *
    1 Malta
    * * *
    * * *
    femenino Malta
    * * *
    = Malta, malt.
    Ex. No permit or licence is needed to publish printed matter in Malta.
    Ex. The price includes a visit to a malt whisky distillery (& a wee dram).
    ----
    * Islas de Malta, las = Maltese Islands, the.
    * * *
    femenino Malta
    * * *
    = Malta, malt.

    Ex: No permit or licence is needed to publish printed matter in Malta.

    Ex: The price includes a visit to a malt whisky distillery (& a wee dram).
    * Islas de Malta, las = Maltese Islands, the.

    * * *
    Malta
    * * *

    Multiple Entries:
    Malta    
    malta
    malta sustantivo femenino
    a) ( cereal) malt

    b) (Chi) ( cerveza) stout

    malta sustantivo femenino malt
    ' malta' also found in these entries:
    English:
    ale
    - malt
    - Malta
    * * *
    Malta
    * * *
    f Malta
    * * *
    malta nf
    : malt

    Spanish-English dictionary > Malta

  • 14 PVP (precio de venta al público)

    Ex. At the same time publishers and booksellers combined once more to fix retail prices, concluding in 1900 a 'net book agreement' by which booksellers were forbidden to retail new books at less than list prices.

    Spanish-English dictionary > PVP (precio de venta al público)

  • 15 a

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


    2
    a) (señalando hora, momento) at;


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

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

    c) al + inf:


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



    ( antes) a few minutes before she arrived;

    3 (en relaciones de proporción, equivalencia):

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

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

    ¿viste a José? did you see José?;

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


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

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

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

    Spanish-English dictionary > a

  • 16 a bajo precio

    = lower-cost, at a low price, on the cheap
    Ex. Following our examples, the neighbors decide that they can provide the lower-cost food service to the wider community by buying in even larger quantities, and in the process make a profit for themselves.
    Ex. They are unique because large volumes of data can be stored at a low price.
    Ex. The author provides a selected list of Internet sites covering various aspects of travel and tourism such as accommodation, restaurants, entertainment, travelling abroad, and touring on the cheap.
    * * *
    = lower-cost, at a low price, on the cheap

    Ex: Following our examples, the neighbors decide that they can provide the lower-cost food service to the wider community by buying in even larger quantities, and in the process make a profit for themselves.

    Ex: They are unique because large volumes of data can be stored at a low price.
    Ex: The author provides a selected list of Internet sites covering various aspects of travel and tourism such as accommodation, restaurants, entertainment, travelling abroad, and touring on the cheap.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a bajo precio

  • 17 a cualquier precio

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

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

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

    Spanish-English dictionary > a cualquier precio

  • 18 a mitad de precio

    Ex. Buy one at full price and get one at half price.
    * * *

    Ex: Buy one at full price and get one at half price.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a mitad de precio

  • 19 a precio de coste

    at cost price
    * * *
    = at cost price, at cost
    Ex. The library of the Universiy of the Pacific, California, offers on-line searching facilities to faculty and students at cost price.
    Ex. That the only approved treatment for a fatal infection is apparently not being offered at cost seems to me morally wrong.
    * * *
    = at cost price, at cost

    Ex: The library of the Universiy of the Pacific, California, offers on-line searching facilities to faculty and students at cost price.

    Ex: That the only approved treatment for a fatal infection is apparently not being offered at cost seems to me morally wrong.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a precio de coste

  • 20 a precio de costo

    = at cost price, at cost
    Ex. The library of the Universiy of the Pacific, California, offers on-line searching facilities to faculty and students at cost price.
    Ex. That the only approved treatment for a fatal infection is apparently not being offered at cost seems to me morally wrong.
    * * *
    = at cost price, at cost

    Ex: The library of the Universiy of the Pacific, California, offers on-line searching facilities to faculty and students at cost price.

    Ex: That the only approved treatment for a fatal infection is apparently not being offered at cost seems to me morally wrong.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a precio de costo

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