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  • 1 sea

    m.
    SFA, Africa Facility, Special Facility for Africa.
    pres.subj.
    3rd person singular (él/ella/ello) Present Subjunctive of Spanish verb: ser.
    * * *
    1→ link=ser ser
    * * *
    SM ABR Esp
    (Agr) = Servicio de Extensión Agraria.
    * * *
    seas, etc see ser
    * * *
    seas, etc see ser
    * * *
    sea, seas, etc
    ser1 (↑ ser (1))
    * * *

    Del verbo ser: ( conjugate ser)

    sea es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente subjuntivo

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

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

    Multiple Entries:
    sea    
    ser
    sea,
    seas, etc see ser

    ser ( conjugate ser) cópula
    1 ( seguido de adjetivos) to be
    ser expresses identity or nature as opposed to condition or state, which is normally conveyed by estar. The examples given below should be contrasted with those to be found in estar 1 cópula 1 es bajo/muy callado he's short/very quiet;

    es sorda de nacimiento she was born deaf;
    es inglés/católico he's English/(a) Catholic;
    era cierto it was true;
    sé bueno, estate quieto be a good boy and keep still;
    que seas muy feliz I hope you'll be very happy;

    (+ me/te/le etc)

    ver tb imposible, difícil etc
    2 ( hablando de estado civil) to be;

    es viuda she's a widow;
    ver tb estar 1 cópula 2
    3 (seguido de nombre, pronombre) to be;

    ábreme, soy yo open the door, it's me
    4 (con predicado introducido por `de'):

    soy de Córdoba I'm from Cordoba;
    es de los vecinos it belongs to the neighbors, it's the neighbors';
    no soy de aquí I'm not from around here
    5 (hipótesis, futuro):

    ¿será cierto? can it be true?
    verbo intransitivo
    1

    b) (liter) ( en cuentos):

    érase una vez … once upon a time there was …

    2
    a) (tener lugar, ocurrir):


    ¿dónde fue el accidente? where did the accident happen?

    ¿qué habrá sido de él? I wonder what happened to o what became of him;

    ¿qué es de Marisa? (fam) what's Marisa up to (these days)? (colloq);
    ¿qué va a ser de nosotros? what will become of us?
    3 ( sumar):
    ¿cuánto es (todo)? how much is that (altogether)?;

    son 3.000 pesos that'll be o that's 3,000 pesos;
    somos diez en total there are ten of us altogether
    4 (indicando finalidad, adecuación) sea para algo to be for sth;

    ( en locs)
    a no ser que (+ subj) unless;

    ¿cómo es eso? why is that?, how come? (colloq);
    como/cuando/donde sea: tengo que conseguir ese trabajo como sea I have to get that job no matter what;
    hazlo como sea, pero hazlo do it any way o however you want but get it done;
    el lunes o cuando sea next Monday or whenever;
    puedo dormir en el sillón o donde sea I can sleep in the armchair or wherever you like o anywhere you like;
    de ser así (frml) should this be so o the case (frml);
    ¡eso es! that's it!, that's right!;
    es que …: ¿es que no lo saben? do you mean to say they don't know?;
    es que no sé nadar the thing is I can't swim;
    lo que sea: cómete una manzana, o lo que sea have an apple or something;
    estoy dispuesta a hacer lo que sea I'm prepared to do whatever it takes;
    o sea: en febrero, o sea hace un mes in February, that is to say a month ago;
    o sea que no te interesa in other words, you're not interested;
    o sea que nunca lo descubriste so you never found out;
    (ya) sea …, (ya) sea … either …, or …;
    sea como sea at all costs;
    sea cuando sea whenever it is;
    sea donde sea no matter where;
    sea quien sea whoever it is;
    si no fuera/hubiera sido por … if it wasn't o weren't/hadn't been for …
    ( en el tiempo) to be;
    ¿qué fecha es hoy? what's the date today?, what's today's date;

    serían las cuatro cuando llegó it must have been (about) four (o'clock) when she arrived;
    ver tb v impers
    sea v impers to be;

    sea v aux ( en la voz pasiva) to be;
    fue construido en 1900 it was built in 1900
    ■ sustantivo masculino
    1
    a) ( ente) being;

    sea humano/vivo human/living being

    b) (individuo, persona):


    2 ( naturaleza):

    ser
    I sustantivo masculino
    1 being: es un ser despreciable, he's despicable
    ser humano, human being
    ser vivo, living being
    2 (esencia) essence: eso forma parte de su ser, that is part of him
    II verbo intransitivo
    1 (cualidad) to be: eres muy modesto, you are very modest
    2 (fecha) to be: hoy es lunes, today is Monday
    ya es la una, it's one o'clock
    3 (cantidad) eran unos cincuenta, there were about fifty people
    (al pagar) ¿cuánto es?, how much is it?
    son doscientas, it is two hundred pesetas
    Mat dos y tres son cinco, two and three make five
    4 (causa) aquella mujer fue su ruina, that woman was his ruin
    5 (oficio) to be a(n): Elvira es enfermera, Elvira is a nurse
    6 (pertenencia) esto es mío, that's mine
    es de Pedro, it is Pedro's
    7 (afiliación) to belong: es del partido, he's a member of the party
    es un chico del curso superior, he is a boy from the higher year
    8 (origen) es de Málaga, she is from Málaga
    ¿de dónde es esta fruta? where does this fruit come from?
    9 (composición, material) to be made of: este jersey no es de lana, this sweater is not (made of) wool
    10 ser de, (afinidad, comparación) lo que hizo fue de tontos, what she did was a foolish thing
    11 (existir) Madrid ya no es lo que era, Madrid isn't what it used to be
    12 (suceder) ¿qué fue de ella?, what became of her?
    13 (tener lugar) to be: esta tarde es el entierro, the funeral is this evening 14 ser para, (finalidad) to be for: es para pelar patatas, it's for peeling potatoes
    (adecuación, aptitud) no es una película para niños, the film is not suitable for children
    esta vida no es para ti, this kind of life is not for you
    15 (efecto) era para llorar, it was painful
    es (como) para darle una bofetada, it makes me want to slap his face
    no es para tomárselo a broma, it is no joke
    16 (auxiliar en pasiva) to be: fuimos rescatados por la patrulla de la Cruz Roja, we were rescued by the Red Cross patrol
    17 ser de (+ infinitivo) era de esperar que se marchase, it was to be expected that she would leave
    ♦ Locuciones: a no ser que, unless
    como sea, anyhow
    de no ser por..., had it not been for
    es más, furthermore
    es que..., it's just that...
    lo que sea, whatever
    o sea, that is (to say)
    sea como sea, in any case o be that as it may
    ser de lo que no hay, to be the limit
    ' sea' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    adentro
    - arrastrar
    - besugo
    - blanca
    - blanco
    - caballito
    - comunicar
    - cualquiera
    - elefante
    - ser
    - erizo
    - erotizar
    - espada
    - exclusión
    - flexible
    - gruesa
    - grueso
    - hipocampo
    - loba
    - lobo
    - lubina
    - mar
    - marina
    - marino
    - marítima
    - marítimo
    - negarse
    - nivel
    - no
    - oportuna
    - oportuno
    - orientarse
    - respeto
    - segundón
    - segundona
    - siquiera
    - sugestión
    - un
    - una
    - vía
    - agrado
    - alto
    - altura
    - barco
    - bendito
    - breve
    - bruma
    - caer
    - calma
    - Caribe
    English:
    above
    - apply
    - as
    - blast
    - calm
    - can
    - Caribbean
    - clingy
    - damn
    - danger
    - Dead Sea
    - devil
    - facing
    - however
    - lost
    - lung
    - matter
    - may
    - Mediterranean
    - mist
    - place
    - prospect
    - Red Sea
    - sea
    - sea dog
    - sea lion
    - sea mist
    - sea-fish
    - sea-green
    - sea-lane
    - sea-level
    - sea-water
    - shame
    - sink
    - so
    - South Sea Islands
    - spin out
    - splendid
    - though
    - urchin
    - view
    - voyage
    - whenever
    - whichever
    - whoever
    - whose
    - wonder
    - word
    - Adriatic
    - Aegean
    * * *
    vbser
    * * *
    sea, etc. ser

    Spanish-English dictionary > sea

  • 2 sea como sea

    in any case
    * * *
    = be that as it may, at all costs, at any cost, at any price, come hell or high water
    Ex. Be that as it may, the fact is that there are tens of millions of MARC records in the world.
    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. Illegal work practices aimed at achieving economic success at any cost were widespread.
    Ex. The new law would scrap the existing anti-scalping law and allow tickets to be resold at any price.
    Ex. Come hell or high water, I'm going to stick to my guns and make this happen.
    * * *
    = be that as it may, at all costs, at any cost, at any price, come hell or high water

    Ex: Be that as it may, the fact is that there are tens of millions of MARC records in the world.

    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: Illegal work practices aimed at achieving economic success at any cost were widespread.
    Ex: The new law would scrap the existing anti-scalping law and allow tickets to be resold at any price.
    Ex: Come hell or high water, I'm going to stick to my guns and make this happen.

    Spanish-English dictionary > sea como sea

  • 3 como sea

    • anyhow
    • anyway
    • at all costs
    • at any rate
    • in any event
    • in any wise
    • in whatever manner
    • in which case
    • one way or the other
    • one-way lease

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > como sea

  • 4 perdido1

    = misplaced, mislaid, strayed, stray, missing, off course.
    Ex. A recitation of the best thought out principles for a cataloging code is easily drowned out by the clatter of a bank of direct access devices vainly searching for misplaced records.
    Ex. But to employ a professional librarian on a case where the intellectual content is trifling and the clerical labour massive is as unreasonable as to call in a detective to trace a pair of mislaid spectacles = Aunque contratar a un bibliotecario para un trabajo donde el contenido intelectual es insignificante y el trabajo administrativo enorme es tan poco razonable como llamar a un detective para buscar unas gafas extraviadas.
    Ex. Many libraries have had fine free days or weeks in an effort to entice strayed material back.
    Ex. If the machine is in constant use the selenium drum may not be cleaned sufficiently and stray particles of carbon will appear as minute black spots on the copies.
    Ex. As you read each frame, cover the area below each frame and attempt to supply the missing word.
    Ex. Russia has launched an investigation into why a manned space capsule returned to earth hundreds of miles off course.
    ----
    * andar perdido = be out of + Posesivo + depth, be in over + Posesivo + head.
    * batalla perdida = losing battle.
    * causa perdida = lost cause, losing battle.
    * causar pérdidas = cause + losses.
    * con la mirada perdida = gaze into + space.
    * continente perdido = lost continent.
    * dar por perdido = be past praying for, write off.
    * de perdíos al río = in for a penny, in for a pound.
    * eslabón perdido = missing link.
    * estar perdido = be out of + Posesivo + league, be out of + Posesivo + depth, be in over + Posesivo + head, be all at sea.
    * llamada perdida = missed call.
    * luchar por una causa perdida = fight + a losing battle.
    * objetos perdidos = lost property, lost and found, lost property.
    * perdido de rumbo = off course.
    * perdido hace tiempo = long-lost.
    * perdido para siempre = irretrievably lost.
    * recuperar el tiempo perdido = make up for + lost time.
    * sentirse perdido = be out of + Posesivo + depth, be in over + Posesivo + head, feel at + sea, be all at sea.
    * tener la mirada perdida = stare into + space, gaze into + space.
    * tierras perdidas = lost lands.
    * totalmente perdido = babe in the wood.
    * una causa perdida = a dead dog.
    * un caso perdido = a dead dog.
    * un poco perdido = a bit at sea.

    Spanish-English dictionary > perdido1

  • 5 dirigirse a

    v.
    1 to be heading for, to go to, to be bound for, to head for.
    Me dirijo a Miami para la reunión I am heading for Miami for the meeting.
    2 to address oneself to, to approach to talk to, to speak to, to address.
    Me dirigiré a Ud. para esa petición I will address you for the request.
    3 to head toward, to head.
    Me dirijo al Norte I head North.
    4 to be going to, to go to.
    Me dirijo a comer I am going to eat.
    * * *
    verb
    1) to address, speak to
    2) head for, go towards
    * * *
    (v.) = aim at, check with, turn over to, turn to, make + Posesivo + way to, set off to, turn to, head for, reach out to, head off for/to
    Ex. This paper describes research carried out into the use of an on-line bulletin board service aimed at those in the academic community who are interested in applying computing to teaching in the Arts and Humanities.
    Ex. Publishers attempting to cut through this nomenclature morass can check with the library's administration.
    Ex. He should be able to turn over to his mechanism, just as confidently as he turns over the propelling of his car to the intricate mechanism under the hood.
    Ex. First of all we will consider the main schedules or 'main tables', so turn to page 26 of the scheme where you will find an outline of the main divisions of these schedules.
    Ex. Alphabetical scatter means that related subjects are not found together, but are scattered according to the accident of their names; for instance, if we look under Zoology, we may be referred to Animals and having made our way to the other end of the catalogue we may find that really the heading we should have been looking for was Zebras.
    Ex. But even with a cross reference the librarian or reader now has to go through all the entries at TEXTILE DESIGN in the hope of discovering an unknown number of books on Batik -- and then he has to note them before setting off to the broadly classified shelves.
    Ex. We shall turn to this distinction very shortly.
    Ex. Cataloguing, while changing direction, is heading for a secure future.
    Ex. The main reason for providing such a service is to reach out to those users who would not visit the library if it offered traditional services only.
    Ex. Things take a turn for the unexpected, however, when Herman suggests that the three of them head off for a beano by the sea.
    * * *
    (v.) = aim at, check with, turn over to, turn to, make + Posesivo + way to, set off to, turn to, head for, reach out to, head off for/to

    Ex: This paper describes research carried out into the use of an on-line bulletin board service aimed at those in the academic community who are interested in applying computing to teaching in the Arts and Humanities.

    Ex: Publishers attempting to cut through this nomenclature morass can check with the library's administration.
    Ex: He should be able to turn over to his mechanism, just as confidently as he turns over the propelling of his car to the intricate mechanism under the hood.
    Ex: First of all we will consider the main schedules or 'main tables', so turn to page 26 of the scheme where you will find an outline of the main divisions of these schedules.
    Ex: Alphabetical scatter means that related subjects are not found together, but are scattered according to the accident of their names; for instance, if we look under Zoology, we may be referred to Animals and having made our way to the other end of the catalogue we may find that really the heading we should have been looking for was Zebras.
    Ex: But even with a cross reference the librarian or reader now has to go through all the entries at TEXTILE DESIGN in the hope of discovering an unknown number of books on Batik -- and then he has to note them before setting off to the broadly classified shelves.
    Ex: We shall turn to this distinction very shortly.
    Ex: Cataloguing, while changing direction, is heading for a secure future.
    Ex: The main reason for providing such a service is to reach out to those users who would not visit the library if it offered traditional services only.
    Ex: Things take a turn for the unexpected, however, when Herman suggests that the three of them head off for a beano by the sea.

    Spanish-English dictionary > dirigirse a

  • 6 zambullirse

    1 (en el agua) to plunge in, dive in
    2 (en una actividad) to throw oneself (en, into)
    * * *
    verb
    to dive, plunge
    * * *
    VPR
    1) [en el agua] to dive (en into)
    [debajo del agua] to duck (en under)
    2) (=ocultarse) to hide
    * * *
    verbo pronominal ( lanzarse) to dive (in); ( sumergirse) to duck o dive underwater
    * * *
    (v.) = dive, splash, jump in + head first, plunge, plunge into, dive in
    Ex. Stanton felt a bit like someone who, after boasting that she could dive into water from a great height has climbed to the height and dares not jump, but knows that she must jump.
    Ex. The article ' Splashing in the gene pool' describes a recent project to investigate the use of genetic algorithms (GA) in some aspects of information retrieval.
    Ex. That being said...you only live once, so if you decide to jump in head first, and if things don't work out, remember, you can always leave.
    Ex. Watering the fern is best done by plunging the entire plant into a large container of room-temperature water.
    Ex. Preliminary decisions must be taken before plunging into the accumulation of index terms, and analysis of relationships.
    Ex. Players famed for their diving headers are fearless when diving in amongst flying boots to poach a goal in the six-yard box.
    * * *
    verbo pronominal ( lanzarse) to dive (in); ( sumergirse) to duck o dive underwater
    * * *
    (v.) = dive, splash, jump in + head first, plunge, plunge into, dive in

    Ex: Stanton felt a bit like someone who, after boasting that she could dive into water from a great height has climbed to the height and dares not jump, but knows that she must jump.

    Ex: The article ' Splashing in the gene pool' describes a recent project to investigate the use of genetic algorithms (GA) in some aspects of information retrieval.
    Ex: That being said...you only live once, so if you decide to jump in head first, and if things don't work out, remember, you can always leave.
    Ex: Watering the fern is best done by plunging the entire plant into a large container of room-temperature water.
    Ex: Preliminary decisions must be taken before plunging into the accumulation of index terms, and analysis of relationships.
    Ex: Players famed for their diving headers are fearless when diving in amongst flying boots to poach a goal in the six-yard box.

    * * *
    (lanzarse) to dive in, dive; (sumergirse) to duck o dive underwater
    * * *

    zambullirse ( conjugate zambullirse) verbo pronominal ( lanzarse) to dive (in);
    ( sumergirse) to duck o dive underwater
    ■zambullirse verbo reflexivo
    1 (en el agua) to dive, plunge
    2 fig (en una actividad) to immerse oneself
    ' zambullirse' also found in these entries:
    English:
    dive
    - plunge
    * * *
    vpr
    [en agua] to dive (en into); [en actividad] to immerse oneself (en in)
    * * *
    v/r dive (en into); fig
    throw o.s. (en into), immerse o.s. (en in)
    * * *
    zambullirse {38} vr
    : to dive, to plunge
    * * *
    zambullirse vb to dive

    Spanish-English dictionary > zambullirse

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