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  • 1 importancia

    f.
    importance.
    dar importancia a algo to attach importance to something
    darse importancia to give oneself airs
    de importancia important, of importance
    sin importancia unimportant
    quitar importancia a algo to play something down
    * * *
    1 importance
    \
    dar importancia a algo to take something seriously
    darse importancia to give oneself airs
    de importancia (gen) important 2 (herida, lesión) serious
    no tiene importancia it's nothing, it doesn't matter, it's not important
    quitar importancia a algo, restar importancia a algo to play something down
    sin importancia unimportant
    tener importancia to be important
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *

    ¿y eso qué importancia tiene? — and how is that important o significant?, and what significance does that have?

    no te preocupes, no tiene importancia — don't worry, it's not important

    carecer de importancia — to be unimportant

    de cierta importancia — [empresa, asunto] of some importance, important; [herida] serious

    conceder o dar mucha importancia a algo — to attach great importance to sth

    no quiero darle más importancia de la que tiene, pero... — I don't want to make an issue of this but...

    darse importancia — to give o.s. airs

    quitar o restar importancia a algo — to make light of sth, play down the importance of sth

    sin importancia — [herida, comentario] minor

    * * *
    femenino importance

    detalles sin importanciaminor o insignificant details

    concederle or darle importancia a algo — to attach importance to something

    quitarle or restarle importancia a algo — to play down the importance of something

    ¿y eso qué importancia tiene? — so what?

    darse importanciato give oneself airs

    * * *
    = importance, merit, notability, pre-eminence [preeminence], prominence, significance, standing, stature, value, distinction, visibility, centrality, meaningfulness, worthwhileness, profile, premium, import, fuse, consequence.
    Ex. This format is becoming common in new thesauri, partly because the recognition of the importance of viewing both relationships and subject terms in one tool.
    Ex. Much will be said later about the merits and drawbacks of the various types of index and approaches to indexing.
    Ex. Its notability is seen to lie in the fact that it has significantly broken the stranglehold upon postgraduate studentships in the gift of the Science and Engineering Research Council.
    Ex. Despite its pre-eminence, or possibly because of it, DC has its critics.
    Ex. Weights are a quantitative measure of the prominence of various index terms in the description of a subject and may form the basis of an alternative search logic.
    Ex. Whatever viewpoint is taken, it is difficult to dispute the significance of AACR1.
    Ex. Their sheer institutional standing and regard have had a bearing upon the creation of a situation which is a good deal better than it might otherwise have been.
    Ex. Merely having the materials available will not provide the desired boost to the library's stature unless the collection is exceptional.
    Ex. This stop list is input to the computer before indexing can commence, and is a list of the words which appear in text which have no value as access words in an index.
    Ex. Mystery and detective stories, love and romance fiction, adventure and western stories, recent novels widely publicized but of little literary distinction, popularizations of current affairs characterized by sensationalism and easy dogmatism rather than by dispassionate and qualified analysis -- these and similar books are widely circulated by the public library.
    Ex. The new director considers that there is need for recruitment of librarians from all backgrounds into the profession and that librarianship needs higher visibility within society.
    Ex. Gilman advocated the academic library's centrality to research.
    Ex. The author challenges the meaningfulness of precision and recall values as a measure of performance of a retrieval system.
    Ex. But it always assumes the importance, the worthwhileness, of human experience even when -- as in tragedy -- it finds much in that experience evil.
    Ex. There is also a further dilemma concerning formats such as film and audio which have tended to receive a lower profile in the library world (too awkward, too cluttered with copyright restrictions, too technically instable).
    Ex. To presuppose that clients will continue to travel to defined locations earmarked as libraries in search of information is to deny the premium on time prevalent in today's culture.
    Ex. A new set of conventions has had to be developed, using mathematical symbols mainly, which have international import.
    Ex. Accessibility is the most important factor in determining the level of fuse of an information source.
    Ex. I am looking for guidance on a potential digitization project of some consequence.
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    * adquirir importancia = assume + importance, attain + importance, come up, take on + added weight, gain + significance, move up + the agenda, gain + importance, gain in + importance.
    * adquirir importancia histórica = make + history, go down in + history.
    * asunto de importancia = matter of weight, matter of consequence.
    * asunto sin importancia = matter of no consequence.
    * aumentar de importancia = grow in + importance, grow in + significance.
    * clasificar en orden de importancia = rank + in order of importance.
    * cobrar importancia = assume + importance, take on + added weight, move up + the agenda, gain + importance, be on the agenda.
    * conceder importancia = accord + significance level, attach + importance, place + importance.
    * conceder mucha importancia a = lay + great store on.
    * concienciar a Alguien de la importancia de la información = raise + information awareness.
    * consciente de la importancia de la información = information conscious.
    * crecer en importancia = grow from + strength to strength, increase in + importance.
    * cuestión de importancia = matter of consequence.
    * cuestión sin importancia = matter of no consequence.
    * dar a Algo más importancia de la que tiene = oversell.
    * dar bastante importancia a = place + great store on.
    * dar importancia = attach + importance, give + prominence, stress, give + pre-eminence, give + relevance, place + importance, give + importance.
    * dar importancia a = give + weight to, place + emphasis on, attach + weight to, create + a high profile for, give + a high profile, place + weight on.
    * dar importancia a Algo = put + Algo + on the agenda, be on the agenda.
    * dar mayor importancia a = give + pride of place to.
    * dar mucha importancia = put + a premium on.
    * de capital importancia = momentous, of cardinal importance.
    * de crucial importancia = crucially important.
    * de especial importancia = of particular note.
    * de fundamental importancia = of prime importance, critically important.
    * de importancia = of note, of consequence.
    * de importancia creciente = of growing importance.
    * de importancia crucial = crucially important.
    * de importancia fundamental = critically important.
    * de importancia secundaria = incidental.
    * de mayor o menor importancia = great and small.
    * de menor importancia = fringe subject, of fringe interest.
    * de menor importancia para = on the fringe of.
    * de poca importancia = menial, small-time.
    * de primordial importancia = of prime importance, of paramount importance.
    * de segunda importancia = marginal, back burner, on the back burner, second in importance.
    * de segunda importancia en relación con = secondary to.
    * destacar la importa = underscore + importance.
    * destacar la importancia de = stress + the importance of, emphasise + the importance of, highlight + the importance of.
    * de suma importancia = of the utmost importance, of utmost importance.
    * de suprema importancia = of the highest significance.
    * de tercera importancia = tertiary.
    * de vital importancia = vitally important.
    * disminuir la importancia de = lessen + the importance of.
    * donde el tiempo es de suma importancia = time-critical.
    * en orden de importancia = in rank order, in order.
    * falta de importancia = worthlessness.
    * ganar cada vez más importancia = go from + strength to strength, grow from + strength to strength.
    * ganar importancia = grow in + importance, grow in + strength, gain + prominence, grow in + significance, gain + significance, gain in + importance.
    * gente de poca importancia = small fry, the.
    * importancia cada vez mayor = growing importance, growing significance.
    * importancia histórica = historical significance.
    * importancia primordial = key importance.
    * importancia + radicar = the importance of + Nombre + lie.
    * importancia + residir = the importance of + Nombre + lie.
    * importancia + yacer = the importance of + Nombre + lie.
    * minimizar la importancia = minimise + importance.
    * nada de importancia = nothing in particular.
    * no darle demasiada importancia a Algo = think + little of.
    * no darle demasiada importancia a + Infinitivo = think + nothing of + Gerundio.
    * no darle importancia a = think + very little about/of.
    * no percatarse de la importancia de Algo = have + no feeling for.
    * no poder dejar de recalcar la importancia de Algo = cannot + give + too much emphasis + to the importance of, the importance of + Nombre + cannot be stressed too strongly.
    * no se puede dejar de recalcar la importancia de Algo = the importance of + Nombre + cannot be overemphasised, the importance of + Nombre + cannot be overstressed, the importance of + Nombre + cannot be overstated.
    * no tener importancia = be of no importance, make + no difference, be of no consequence.
    * no tener la menor importancia = be of no particular concern.
    * ordenar por orden de importancia = rank + in order.
    * orden decreciente de importancia = decreasing order of importance.
    * orden de importancia = significance order of terms, pecking order, significance order.
    * pérdida de importancia = demise, swing away from.
    * poca importancia = unimportance, low profile.
    * poner de relieve la importancia = underscore + importance.
    * prestar importancia a = place + weight on.
    * que le presta gran importancia a la cultura = culture-conscious.
    * quitar importancia = de-emphasise [de-emphasize, -USA], understate, trivialise [trivialize, -USA], minimise + importance, downplay, gloss over, negate, soft-pedal.
    * quitar importancia a un problema = trivialise + trouble.
    * quitarle importancia a las cosas = make + light of things.
    * realzar la importancia = heighten + importance.
    * recalcar la importancia de = stress + the importance of.
    * recibir importancia = enjoy + prominence.
    * remarcar la importancia = underline + importance.
    * resaltar la importancia = underscore + importance.
    * resaltar la importancia de = stress + the importance of, emphasise + the importance of, highlight + the importance of.
    * restar importancia = minimise + importance, downplay, gloss over, negate, soft-pedal.
    * restarle importancia a las cosas = make + light of things.
    * ser de importancia primordial = be of key importance.
    * ser de importancia vital = lie at + the heart of.
    * sin darle importancia = airily.
    * sin importancia = negligible, unimportant, trifling, immaterial, of no consequence.
    * subrayar la importancia = underline + importance, underscore + importance.
    * tema de secundaria importancia = footnote.
    * tener gran importancia = be of high significance.
    * tener importancia = carry + weight, have + high profile, be of consequence.
    * tener la misma importancia = carry + equal weight.
    * * *
    femenino importance

    detalles sin importanciaminor o insignificant details

    concederle or darle importancia a algo — to attach importance to something

    quitarle or restarle importancia a algo — to play down the importance of something

    ¿y eso qué importancia tiene? — so what?

    darse importanciato give oneself airs

    * * *
    = importance, merit, notability, pre-eminence [preeminence], prominence, significance, standing, stature, value, distinction, visibility, centrality, meaningfulness, worthwhileness, profile, premium, import, fuse, consequence.

    Ex: This format is becoming common in new thesauri, partly because the recognition of the importance of viewing both relationships and subject terms in one tool.

    Ex: Much will be said later about the merits and drawbacks of the various types of index and approaches to indexing.
    Ex: Its notability is seen to lie in the fact that it has significantly broken the stranglehold upon postgraduate studentships in the gift of the Science and Engineering Research Council.
    Ex: Despite its pre-eminence, or possibly because of it, DC has its critics.
    Ex: Weights are a quantitative measure of the prominence of various index terms in the description of a subject and may form the basis of an alternative search logic.
    Ex: Whatever viewpoint is taken, it is difficult to dispute the significance of AACR1.
    Ex: Their sheer institutional standing and regard have had a bearing upon the creation of a situation which is a good deal better than it might otherwise have been.
    Ex: Merely having the materials available will not provide the desired boost to the library's stature unless the collection is exceptional.
    Ex: This stop list is input to the computer before indexing can commence, and is a list of the words which appear in text which have no value as access words in an index.
    Ex: Mystery and detective stories, love and romance fiction, adventure and western stories, recent novels widely publicized but of little literary distinction, popularizations of current affairs characterized by sensationalism and easy dogmatism rather than by dispassionate and qualified analysis -- these and similar books are widely circulated by the public library.
    Ex: The new director considers that there is need for recruitment of librarians from all backgrounds into the profession and that librarianship needs higher visibility within society.
    Ex: Gilman advocated the academic library's centrality to research.
    Ex: The author challenges the meaningfulness of precision and recall values as a measure of performance of a retrieval system.
    Ex: But it always assumes the importance, the worthwhileness, of human experience even when -- as in tragedy -- it finds much in that experience evil.
    Ex: There is also a further dilemma concerning formats such as film and audio which have tended to receive a lower profile in the library world (too awkward, too cluttered with copyright restrictions, too technically instable).
    Ex: To presuppose that clients will continue to travel to defined locations earmarked as libraries in search of information is to deny the premium on time prevalent in today's culture.
    Ex: A new set of conventions has had to be developed, using mathematical symbols mainly, which have international import.
    Ex: Accessibility is the most important factor in determining the level of fuse of an information source.
    Ex: I am looking for guidance on a potential digitization project of some consequence.
    * adquirir importancia = assume + importance, attain + importance, come up, take on + added weight, gain + significance, move up + the agenda, gain + importance, gain in + importance.
    * adquirir importancia histórica = make + history, go down in + history.
    * asunto de importancia = matter of weight, matter of consequence.
    * asunto sin importancia = matter of no consequence.
    * aumentar de importancia = grow in + importance, grow in + significance.
    * clasificar en orden de importancia = rank + in order of importance.
    * cobrar importancia = assume + importance, take on + added weight, move up + the agenda, gain + importance, be on the agenda.
    * conceder importancia = accord + significance level, attach + importance, place + importance.
    * conceder mucha importancia a = lay + great store on.
    * concienciar a Alguien de la importancia de la información = raise + information awareness.
    * consciente de la importancia de la información = information conscious.
    * crecer en importancia = grow from + strength to strength, increase in + importance.
    * cuestión de importancia = matter of consequence.
    * cuestión sin importancia = matter of no consequence.
    * dar a Algo más importancia de la que tiene = oversell.
    * dar bastante importancia a = place + great store on.
    * dar importancia = attach + importance, give + prominence, stress, give + pre-eminence, give + relevance, place + importance, give + importance.
    * dar importancia a = give + weight to, place + emphasis on, attach + weight to, create + a high profile for, give + a high profile, place + weight on.
    * dar importancia a Algo = put + Algo + on the agenda, be on the agenda.
    * dar mayor importancia a = give + pride of place to.
    * dar mucha importancia = put + a premium on.
    * de capital importancia = momentous, of cardinal importance.
    * de crucial importancia = crucially important.
    * de especial importancia = of particular note.
    * de fundamental importancia = of prime importance, critically important.
    * de importancia = of note, of consequence.
    * de importancia creciente = of growing importance.
    * de importancia crucial = crucially important.
    * de importancia fundamental = critically important.
    * de importancia secundaria = incidental.
    * de mayor o menor importancia = great and small.
    * de menor importancia = fringe subject, of fringe interest.
    * de menor importancia para = on the fringe of.
    * de poca importancia = menial, small-time.
    * de primordial importancia = of prime importance, of paramount importance.
    * de segunda importancia = marginal, back burner, on the back burner, second in importance.
    * de segunda importancia en relación con = secondary to.
    * destacar la importa = underscore + importance.
    * destacar la importancia de = stress + the importance of, emphasise + the importance of, highlight + the importance of.
    * de suma importancia = of the utmost importance, of utmost importance.
    * de suprema importancia = of the highest significance.
    * de tercera importancia = tertiary.
    * de vital importancia = vitally important.
    * disminuir la importancia de = lessen + the importance of.
    * donde el tiempo es de suma importancia = time-critical.
    * en orden de importancia = in rank order, in order.
    * falta de importancia = worthlessness.
    * ganar cada vez más importancia = go from + strength to strength, grow from + strength to strength.
    * ganar importancia = grow in + importance, grow in + strength, gain + prominence, grow in + significance, gain + significance, gain in + importance.
    * gente de poca importancia = small fry, the.
    * importancia cada vez mayor = growing importance, growing significance.
    * importancia histórica = historical significance.
    * importancia primordial = key importance.
    * importancia + radicar = the importance of + Nombre + lie.
    * importancia + residir = the importance of + Nombre + lie.
    * importancia + yacer = the importance of + Nombre + lie.
    * minimizar la importancia = minimise + importance.
    * nada de importancia = nothing in particular.
    * no darle demasiada importancia a Algo = think + little of.
    * no darle demasiada importancia a + Infinitivo = think + nothing of + Gerundio.
    * no darle importancia a = think + very little about/of.
    * no percatarse de la importancia de Algo = have + no feeling for.
    * no poder dejar de recalcar la importancia de Algo = cannot + give + too much emphasis + to the importance of, the importance of + Nombre + cannot be stressed too strongly.
    * no se puede dejar de recalcar la importancia de Algo = the importance of + Nombre + cannot be overemphasised, the importance of + Nombre + cannot be overstressed, the importance of + Nombre + cannot be overstated.
    * no tener importancia = be of no importance, make + no difference, be of no consequence.
    * no tener la menor importancia = be of no particular concern.
    * ordenar por orden de importancia = rank + in order.
    * orden decreciente de importancia = decreasing order of importance.
    * orden de importancia = significance order of terms, pecking order, significance order.
    * pérdida de importancia = demise, swing away from.
    * poca importancia = unimportance, low profile.
    * poner de relieve la importancia = underscore + importance.
    * prestar importancia a = place + weight on.
    * que le presta gran importancia a la cultura = culture-conscious.
    * quitar importancia = de-emphasise [de-emphasize, -USA], understate, trivialise [trivialize, -USA], minimise + importance, downplay, gloss over, negate, soft-pedal.
    * quitar importancia a un problema = trivialise + trouble.
    * quitarle importancia a las cosas = make + light of things.
    * realzar la importancia = heighten + importance.
    * recalcar la importancia de = stress + the importance of.
    * recibir importancia = enjoy + prominence.
    * remarcar la importancia = underline + importance.
    * resaltar la importancia = underscore + importance.
    * resaltar la importancia de = stress + the importance of, emphasise + the importance of, highlight + the importance of.
    * restar importancia = minimise + importance, downplay, gloss over, negate, soft-pedal.
    * restarle importancia a las cosas = make + light of things.
    * ser de importancia primordial = be of key importance.
    * ser de importancia vital = lie at + the heart of.
    * sin darle importancia = airily.
    * sin importancia = negligible, unimportant, trifling, immaterial, of no consequence.
    * subrayar la importancia = underline + importance, underscore + importance.
    * tema de secundaria importancia = footnote.
    * tener gran importancia = be of high significance.
    * tener importancia = carry + weight, have + high profile, be of consequence.
    * tener la misma importancia = carry + equal weight.

    * * *
    importance
    temas de gran importancia matters of great importance o significance o ( frml) of great import
    ésos son detalles sin importancia those are minor o unimportant o insignificant details
    trató de quitarle or restarle importancia al problema she tried to make light of the problem, she tried to play down the importance of the problem
    no debemos darle tanta importancia a este tema we should not make so much of this matter, we should not attach too much importance to this matter
    siento llegar tardeno tiene importancia I'm sorry I'm late — it doesn't matter
    ¿y eso qué importancia tiene? so what?
    darse importancia to give oneself airs
    * * *

     

    importancia sustantivo femenino
    importance;

    quitarle importancia a algo to play down the importance of sth;
    detalles sin importancia minor o insignificant details;
    no tiene importancia it doesn't matter;
    darse importancia to give oneself airs
    importancia sustantivo femenino importance, significance: no te preocupes, no tiene importancia, don't worry, it's nothing
    el accidente fue de cierta importancia, the accident was quite serious
    dar importancia a, to attach importance to
    quitarle importancia a algo, to play down the importance of sthg
    sin importancia, unimportant
    ♦ Locuciones: darse importancia, to give oneself airs

    ' importancia' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    acento
    - acentuar
    - alta
    - alto
    - bagatela
    - calibre
    - cobrar
    - conceder
    - dimensión
    - énfasis
    - entidad
    - envergadura
    - escatológico
    - fallo
    - ignorar
    - incidir
    - insignificancia
    - insistir
    - interés
    - levedad
    - marcar
    - minúscula
    - minúsculo
    - niñería
    - palidecer
    - pequeña
    - pequeño
    - primera
    - primero
    - primordial
    - protagonismo
    - quitar
    - recalcar
    - relativa
    - relativo
    - relieve
    - representar
    - restar
    - revestir
    - subrayar
    - suceso
    - suma
    - sumo
    - talla
    - tontería
    - valor
    - vital
    - vuelo
    - alguno
    - capital
    English:
    account
    - attach
    - count
    - emphasize
    - importance
    - incidental
    - irrelevant
    - issue
    - light
    - little
    - major
    - matter
    - mind
    - minimize
    - minor
    - moment
    - momentous
    - override
    - paramount
    - play down
    - primary
    - prime
    - prominence
    - read
    - ride
    - shrug off
    - significance
    - smooth over
    - store
    - thrust forward
    - unimportant
    - vital
    - vitally
    - all
    - all right
    - consideration
    - descend
    - detail
    - emphasis
    - gloss
    - hot
    - import
    - magistrate
    - menial
    - play
    - small
    - trifling
    - utmost
    * * *
    importance;
    de importancia important, of importance;
    un tratamiento médico reservado a los casos de importancia a treatment reserved for serious cases;
    un arquitecto de importancia an important architect;
    recibió un golpe de cierta importancia he took a fairly heavy knock;
    adquirir o [m5] cobrar importancia to become important, to take on significance;
    dar importancia a algo to attach importance to sth;
    darse importancia to give oneself airs;
    no tiene importancia [no es importante] it's not important;
    [no pasa nada] it doesn't matter;
    sin importancia unimportant;
    ha sido un rasguño sin importancia it's only a little scratch;
    quitar o [m5] restar importancia a algo to play sth down
    * * *
    f importance;
    dar importancia a attach importance to;
    restar importancia a algo make light of sth, play sth down;
    tener importancia be important;
    no tiene importancia it’s not important, it doesn’t matter;
    sin importancia unimportant;
    darse importancia give o.s. airs
    * * *
    : importance
    * * *
    importancia n importance
    darse importancia to give yourself airs [pt. gave; pp. given]
    tener importancia to be important / to matter

    Spanish-English dictionary > importancia

  • 2 ocurrir

    v.
    1 to happen.
    nadie sabe lo que ocurrió nobody knows what happened
    ¿qué ocurre? what's the matter?
    ¿qué le ocurre a Juan? what's up with Juan?
    ¿te ocurre algo? is anything the matter?
    lo que ocurre es que… the thing is…
    Los eventos transcurrieron The events happened=came about.
    2 to happen to, to occur to.
    Los eventos transcurrieron The events happened=came about.
    Me ocurrió algo divertido Something funny happened to me.
    * * *
    1 to happen
    ¿qué fue lo que ocurrió? what happened?
    ¿qué ocurre? what's wrong?
    ¿te ocurre algo? are you alright?
    1 to occur to
    no se me ocurre nada nothing occurs to me, I can't think of anything
    se me ocurrió pensar que... it crossed my mind that..., it occurred to me that
    ¡se te ocurre cada cosa! you come out with some funny ideas!
    \
    lo que ocurre es que... the thing is that...
    * * *
    verb
    to happen, occur
    * * *
    1.

    ocurre que... — it (so) happens that...

    ¿qué ocurre? — what's going on?

    ¿qué te ocurre? — what's the matter?

    lo que ocurre es que... — the thing is...

    2.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo intransitivo (en 3a pers) to happen

    ¿ha ocurrido algo? — is anything the matter?, is anything wrong?

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

    ¿qué te ocurre? — what's the matter?

    2.
    ocurrirse v pron (en 3a pers)

    se me ocurrió que... — it occurred to me that... (frml)

    ¿a quién se le ocurre dejarlo solo? — who in their right mind would leave him on his own?

    ¿cómo se te ocurrió comprarlo? — whatever made you buy it?

    * * *
    = happen, occur, occur, take + place, come about, go on, transpire, come to + pass, play out.
    Ex. Everything that happens in the couple's tiny, shrunken, enclosed world is addictive, unglamorous, and boringly awful.
    Ex. Various desirable features will be incorporated into a package which may not occur to the new user as being of importance.
    Ex. In DOBIS/LIBIS, this occurs only when entering multiple surnames.
    Ex. This substitution takes place only in the online public access catalog.
    Ex. In the next chapter we look at how this development came about and the directions it has taken.
    Ex. How she ached to be a poet and by some wizardry of pen capture the mysteries going on out there.
    Ex. The 2nd is the fact that most information seeking transpires with little help from librarians, who have consistently failed to establish themselves as primary information professionals.
    Ex. The most devasting consequences predicted in 1980, such as the loss of small presses, have not come to pass.
    Ex. The author discusses access, censorship, and privacy, looking at how these issues are played out in legal debates over copyright law.
    ----
    * averiguar lo que ocurre alrededor = put + Posesivo + ear to the ground.
    * cambio + ocurrir = change + take place.
    * catástrofe + ocurrir = disaster + strike.
    * como ocurre en estos casos = as is the way with these things.
    * como + ocurrir + en el caso de = as + be + the case for.
    * cuando a Alguien le ocurre Algo, Otra Persona sufre las consecuencias = when + Alguien + sneeze, + Otro + catch cold.
    * esto no ocurre en el caso de = the same is not true (for/of/with).
    * lo mismo ocurre con = the same goes for.
    * mantenerse atento a lo que ocurre alrededor = keep + Posesivo + ear to the ground.
    * ¡Ni se te ocurra! = Not on your life!.
    * no decir a Alguien lo que está ocurriendo = leave + Nombre + in the dark.
    * ocurrir en el futuro = go into + the future.
    * ocurrirse a Alguien una idea = hit on/upon + idea.
    * ocurrírsele a Alguien una idea = think up + idea.
    * ocurrírsele a Alguien una solución = come up with + solution.
    * ocurrírsele a Uno = come to + mind.
    * ocurrírsele a Uno Algo = come into + the mind, it + occur to + Nombre/Pronombre.
    * ocurrírsele la idea = come up with + idea.
    * ocurrir todo a la vez = happen + all at once.
    * pregunta + ocurrir = question + pop into + Posesivo + mind.
    * ¿qué ocurre si... ? = what if... ?.
    * ser algo que no ocurre con frecuencia = be a rare occurrence.
    * ser lo último que + ocurrir + a Alguien = be the last thing of + Posesivo + mind.
    * si no ocurre ningún imprevisto = all (other) things being equal.
    * tener que ocurrir = be bound to happen.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo intransitivo (en 3a pers) to happen

    ¿ha ocurrido algo? — is anything the matter?, is anything wrong?

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

    ¿qué te ocurre? — what's the matter?

    2.
    ocurrirse v pron (en 3a pers)

    se me ocurrió que... — it occurred to me that... (frml)

    ¿a quién se le ocurre dejarlo solo? — who in their right mind would leave him on his own?

    ¿cómo se te ocurrió comprarlo? — whatever made you buy it?

    * * *
    = happen, occur, occur, take + place, come about, go on, transpire, come to + pass, play out.

    Ex: Everything that happens in the couple's tiny, shrunken, enclosed world is addictive, unglamorous, and boringly awful.

    Ex: Various desirable features will be incorporated into a package which may not occur to the new user as being of importance.
    Ex: In DOBIS/LIBIS, this occurs only when entering multiple surnames.
    Ex: This substitution takes place only in the online public access catalog.
    Ex: In the next chapter we look at how this development came about and the directions it has taken.
    Ex: How she ached to be a poet and by some wizardry of pen capture the mysteries going on out there.
    Ex: The 2nd is the fact that most information seeking transpires with little help from librarians, who have consistently failed to establish themselves as primary information professionals.
    Ex: The most devasting consequences predicted in 1980, such as the loss of small presses, have not come to pass.
    Ex: The author discusses access, censorship, and privacy, looking at how these issues are played out in legal debates over copyright law.
    * averiguar lo que ocurre alrededor = put + Posesivo + ear to the ground.
    * cambio + ocurrir = change + take place.
    * catástrofe + ocurrir = disaster + strike.
    * como ocurre en estos casos = as is the way with these things.
    * como + ocurrir + en el caso de = as + be + the case for.
    * cuando a Alguien le ocurre Algo, Otra Persona sufre las consecuencias = when + Alguien + sneeze, + Otro + catch cold.
    * esto no ocurre en el caso de = the same is not true (for/of/with).
    * lo mismo ocurre con = the same goes for.
    * mantenerse atento a lo que ocurre alrededor = keep + Posesivo + ear to the ground.
    * ¡Ni se te ocurra! = Not on your life!.
    * no decir a Alguien lo que está ocurriendo = leave + Nombre + in the dark.
    * ocurrir en el futuro = go into + the future.
    * ocurrirse a Alguien una idea = hit on/upon + idea.
    * ocurrírsele a Alguien una idea = think up + idea.
    * ocurrírsele a Alguien una solución = come up with + solution.
    * ocurrírsele a Uno = come to + mind.
    * ocurrírsele a Uno Algo = come into + the mind, it + occur to + Nombre/Pronombre.
    * ocurrírsele la idea = come up with + idea.
    * ocurrir todo a la vez = happen + all at once.
    * pregunta + ocurrir = question + pop into + Posesivo + mind.
    * ¿qué ocurre si... ? = what if... ?.
    * ser algo que no ocurre con frecuencia = be a rare occurrence.
    * ser lo último que + ocurrir + a Alguien = be the last thing of + Posesivo + mind.
    * si no ocurre ningún imprevisto = all (other) things being equal.
    * tener que ocurrir = be bound to happen.

    * * *
    ocurrir [I1 ]
    vi
    ( en tercera persona)to happen
    eso ocurrió hace muchos años that happened many years ago
    ¿ha ocurrido algo? is anything the matter?, is something wrong?
    ocurre una vez cada 120 años it occurs o happens once every 120 years
    no sabemos qué ocurrió aquella noche we do not know what happened o took place that night
    lo más or lo peor que puede ocurrir es que te diga que no the worst that can happen is that he'll say no
    ocurra lo que ocurra whatever happens o come what may
    lo que ocurre es que no tienes paciencia the trouble is that you have no patience
    ocurrirle algo A algn:
    ¿qué te ocurre? what's the matter?
    nunca me había ocurrido una cosa así nothing like that had ever happened to me before
    ( en tercera persona)ocurrírsele algo A algn:
    dime un nombre, el primero que se te ocurra give me a name, the first one that comes into your head o that you think of
    se me ha ocurrido una idea brillante I've had a brilliant idea
    no se les ocurría nada que regalarle they couldn't think of anything to give her
    no se me ocurre qué puede ser I can't think o I've no idea what it can be
    ¿a quién se le ocurre dejarlo solo? who in their right mind would leave him on his own?
    ¿cómo se te ocurrió decirle semejante disparate? whatever made you say such a stupid thing?
    se me ocurrió que quizás fuera mejor ir a pie it occurred to me that it might be better to walk ( frml)
    * * *

     

    ocurrir ( conjugate ocurrir) verbo intransitivo (en 3a pers) to happen;

    lo que ocurre es que … the trouble is (that) …;
    lamento lo ocurrido I'm sorry about what happened
    ocurrirse verbo pronominal (en 3a pers): se me ha ocurrido una idea I've had an idea;
    no se les ocurría nada they couldn't think of anything;
    di lo primero que se te ocurra say the first thing that comes into your head;
    ¿cómo se te ocurrió comprarlo? whatever made you buy it?
    ocurrir verbo impersonal to happen, occur: no sé qué le ocurre, I don't know what's the matter with him
    ¿qué está ocurriendo aquí?, what's going on here?

    ' ocurrir' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    amagar
    - caer
    - coincidir
    - haber
    - poder
    - ser
    - suceder
    - volver
    English:
    come about
    - go on
    - happen
    - occur
    - place
    - strike
    - yet
    - recur
    - thought
    - transpire
    * * *
    vi
    1. [suceder] to happen;
    ocurre muy frecuentemente it happens very often;
    nadie sabe lo que ocurrió nobody knows what happened;
    ha ocurrido un accidente there's been an accident;
    lo que ocurre es que… the thing is…;
    ¿qué le ocurre a Juan? what's up with Juan?;
    ¿qué ocurre? what's the matter?;
    ¿te ocurre algo? is anything the matter?
    2. Méx [ir] to go;
    ocurrí a la central camionera I went to the central bus station
    * * *
    I v/i
    1 happen, occur;
    ¿qué ocurre? what’s going on?;
    ¿qué te ocurre? what’s the matter?
    II v/i Méx
    go
    * * *
    : to occur, to happen
    * * *
    ocurrir vb to happen / to occur [pt. & pp. occurred]
    ¿qué ocurre? what's happening? / what's going on?
    ¿qué te ocurre? what's the matter?

    Spanish-English dictionary > ocurrir

  • 3 materia inanimada

    (n.) = dead matter, inanimate matter
    Ex. For instance, it's a widely accepted fact among biologists today that all living matter was originally inanimate or dead matter.
    Ex. For instance, it's a widely accepted fact among biologists today that all living matter was originally inanimate or dead matter.
    * * *
    (n.) = dead matter, inanimate matter

    Ex: For instance, it's a widely accepted fact among biologists today that all living matter was originally inanimate or dead matter.

    Ex: For instance, it's a widely accepted fact among biologists today that all living matter was originally inanimate or dead matter.

    Spanish-English dictionary > materia inanimada

  • 4 materia inorgánica

    (n.) = dead matter, inanimate matter
    Ex. For instance, it's a widely accepted fact among biologists today that all living matter was originally inanimate or dead matter.
    Ex. For instance, it's a widely accepted fact among biologists today that all living matter was originally inanimate or dead matter.
    * * *
    (n.) = dead matter, inanimate matter

    Ex: For instance, it's a widely accepted fact among biologists today that all living matter was originally inanimate or dead matter.

    Ex: For instance, it's a widely accepted fact among biologists today that all living matter was originally inanimate or dead matter.

    Spanish-English dictionary > materia inorgánica

  • 5 materia muerta

    (n.) = dead matter, inanimate matter
    Ex. For instance, it's a widely accepted fact among biologists today that all living matter was originally inanimate or dead matter.
    Ex. For instance, it's a widely accepted fact among biologists today that all living matter was originally inanimate or dead matter.
    * * *
    (n.) = dead matter, inanimate matter

    Ex: For instance, it's a widely accepted fact among biologists today that all living matter was originally inanimate or dead matter.

    Ex: For instance, it's a widely accepted fact among biologists today that all living matter was originally inanimate or dead matter.

    Spanish-English dictionary > materia muerta

  • 6 materia viva

    Ex. For instance, it's a widely accepted fact among biologists today that all living matter was originally inanimate or dead matter.
    * * *

    Ex: For instance, it's a widely accepted fact among biologists today that all living matter was originally inanimate or dead matter.

    Spanish-English dictionary > materia viva

  • 7 si1

    = if, if only, to the extent that, whether, should, to the degree that.
    Ex. If our data are going to be used in other countries, we have to remember that English users would prefer standard English.
    Ex. A large proportion of the earth's population has not yet recognized the enormous advantages that would accrue if only everybody spoke English.
    Ex. A future with online catalogues will still require analytical entries, to the extent that records need to contain notes of contents of works.
    Ex. The question I will address is whether our acting on what I believe to be an invalid assumption provides valid cataloging.
    Ex. Should they have misjudged the availability of such a source, they can anticipate alternate approaches.
    Ex. To the degree that this argument is true, it paints a rather pessimistic picture of the quality of much published research.
    ----
    * ¿y si... ? = what if... ?.
    * como si = as though.
    * como si nada = unfazed.
    * como si (se tratase de) = as if.
    * como si tal cosa = unfazed, just like that.
    * comprobar si el contenido de un vídeo es adecuado o no = vet + video.
    * con respecto a si... o... = as to whether... or....
    * cuando..., si es que... = if and when.
    * ¿de dónde si no...? = where else...?.
    * no importa si... o = no matter whether... or.
    * o si no = or else.
    * porque sí = for the love of it.
    * por si = in the chance that.
    * por si acaso = in case of, on the off chance, just in case, on spec.
    * por si casualidad = in the chance that.
    * por si fuera poco = to add salt to injury, to rub salt in the wound.
    * por si las moscas = just in case, on spec.
    * por si sirve de algo = for what it's worth [FWIW].
    * ¿qué ocurre si... ? = what if... ?.
    * ¿qué pasa si... ? = what if... ?.
    * ¿qué sucede si... ? = what if... ?.
    * ¿quién si no...? = who else but...?.
    * si acaso = if ever, if at all, if and when.
    * si alguna vez lo fue = if it ever was.
    * si así lo desean = should they so wish, should they so wish.
    * si así lo prefieres = if you will.
    * si bien = admittedly.
    * si bien es cierto que = albeit (that).
    * si bien se mira = all things considered.
    * si contiene alguno = if any.
    * si corresponde = if applicable.
    * si Dios quiere = God willing.
    * si el tiempo lo permite = weather permitting.
    * si es así = if so, if this is the case.
    * si es necesario = if need be.
    * si eso no es posible = failing that/these.
    * si es posible = if at all possible, if at all feasible, if possible.
    * si es que sucede alguna vez = if ever.
    * si éste es el caso = if this is the case.
    * si éste no es el caso = if this is not the case.
    * si existe alguno = if any.
    * si fuera pertinente = if applicable.
    * si fuese pertinente = if applicable.
    * si hace buen tiempo = weather permitting.
    * si hay tiempo = time permitting.
    * si + Infinitivo + o no = whether or not to + Infinitivo.
    * si las miradas mataran... = if looks could kill....
    * si los comparamos = in comparison.
    * si mal no + Pronombre + acordarse = to the best of + Posesivo + recollection.
    * si mi olfato no me engaña = if my hunch is right, if I am not mistaken.
    * si no = if not.
    * si no aguantas el calor, sal de la cocina = if you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.
    * si no es así = if this is not the case.
    * si no estoy equivocado = if my hunch is right, if I am not mistaken.
    * si no fuera así = if it were not.
    * si no hay ningún contratiempo = all being well.
    * si no intervienen otros factores = ceteris paribus.
    * si no intervienen otros factores = all (other) things being equal.
    * si no lo impide el tiempo = weather permitting.
    * si no me equivoco = AFAIK (as far as I know).
    * si no ocurre ningún imprevisto = all (other) things being equal.
    * si no + Pronombre + fallar la memoria = to the best of + Posesivo + recollection.
    * si nos detenemos a reflexionar sobre ello = on reflection.
    * si no te gusta, te aguantas = like it or lump it, if you don't like it you can lump it, if you don't like it you can lump it.
    * si procede = if applicable, if appropriate.
    * si queda tiempo = time permitting.
    * si + se + Indicativo = if + Participio Pasado.
    * si se llega a un acuerdo = subject to + agreement.
    * si se necesita = if need be.
    * si se parece a un pato, anda como un pato y grazna como un pato, entonces es = If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it must be a duck.
    * si se quiere que + Nombre + sea = if + Nombre + be + to be.
    * si + SER + Adjetivo = if + Adjetivo.
    * si + ser + posible = whenever possible, when possible.
    * si sigue así = at this rate.
    * si todo sigue igual = all (other) things being equal.
    * si todo va bien = all being well.
    * si todo va de acuerdo a lo planeado = all (other) things being equal.
    * si vamos a eso = for that matter.

    Spanish-English dictionary > si1

  • 8 en el caso de

    = for, in association with, in the case of, in the event of, in case of, in the context of
    Ex. For newly created authority entries the date recorded is the date the entry was created.
    Ex. Notices conveying, for example, the essential elements of the catalogue are likely to be especially important in association with microfilm or card catalogues.
    Ex. The same thing happended in the case of the British refusal to go along with the American compromises in the last revision.
    Ex. In the event of a serious accident (a fire, deliberate destruction, or a computer error) nothing will happen to the records vital to the operation of the library.
    Ex. The induction course will give all the necessary employment details relating to such matters as the amount of leave entitlement, insurance stoppages, what to do in case of sickness, etc..
    Ex. The exploration aims to view table of contents terminology in the context of functions served by other representations of subject information, including Library of Congress subject headings, work title terminology, and author-contributed front matter.
    * * *
    = for, in association with, in the case of, in the event of, in case of, in the context of

    Ex: For newly created authority entries the date recorded is the date the entry was created.

    Ex: Notices conveying, for example, the essential elements of the catalogue are likely to be especially important in association with microfilm or card catalogues.
    Ex: The same thing happended in the case of the British refusal to go along with the American compromises in the last revision.
    Ex: In the event of a serious accident (a fire, deliberate destruction, or a computer error) nothing will happen to the records vital to the operation of the library.
    Ex: The induction course will give all the necessary employment details relating to such matters as the amount of leave entitlement, insurance stoppages, what to do in case of sickness, etc..
    Ex: The exploration aims to view table of contents terminology in the context of functions served by other representations of subject information, including Library of Congress subject headings, work title terminology, and author-contributed front matter.

    Spanish-English dictionary > en el caso de

  • 9 es igual

    intj.
    it's all the same, it's all one, it doesn't matter, it makes no difference.
    * * *
    it doesn't matter

    Spanish-English dictionary > es igual

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