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it's ridiculously cheap

  • 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
    * * *
    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 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

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    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

  • 3 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

  • 4 a medida que se necesite

    = on demand, on request, as required
    Ex. An automatic chasing system is provided for unfulfilled orders, but individual items may also be chased on demand.
    Ex. The full query set is available for examination and experimental use on request.
    Ex. Convenient, cheap and quick to reproduce, so that copies may be supplied as required for branches, other libraries and so on.
    * * *
    = on demand, on request, as required

    Ex: An automatic chasing system is provided for unfulfilled orders, but individual items may also be chased on demand.

    Ex: The full query set is available for examination and experimental use on request.
    Ex: Convenient, cheap and quick to reproduce, so that copies may be supplied as required for branches, other libraries and so on.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a medida que se necesite

  • 5 abuela

    f.
    1 grandmother; (fig.) old woman, old lady.
    2 grandmother, grandparent.
    * * *
    1 grandmother (familiarmente) grandma, granny
    2 (vieja) old woman
    \
    éramos pocos y parió la abuela familiar as if that wasn't enough, that was all we needed
    no tener abuela familiar not to be afraid of blowing one's own trumpet
    ¡tu abuela! familiar rubbish!
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    = grandmother, granny, gran, grandma.
    Ex. If we can regard the card catalog as a tool that has been terrific and one about which our grandchildren going to the Smithsonian Institution will say, 'That's what my grandmother used in the olden days,' then we're on our way to letting it die with dignity = Si podemos considerar el catálogo de fichas como una herramienta que ha sido fabulosa y de la que nuestros nietos cuando vayan a la Institución Smithsoniana digan, "Esto es lo que mi abuela usaba antiguamente", entonces estamos empezando a dejarlo morir con dignidad.
    Ex. An ambitious study of the interrelationships of folklore and literature, this book resuscitates the figure of the granny using oral history and fieldwork.
    Ex. Bring back the paddling pool so that mothers and grans can safely take children for a cheap day out; picnic and paddle safely like we used to in the 40s and 50s.
    Ex. This tool enables people to click on the type of person they're having difficulty in choosing a gift for (e.g. mum, dad, granddad, grandma etc) and provides a selection of the most popular present for that person.
    ----
    * abuela materna = maternal grandmother.
    * tía abuela = great-aunt.
    * * *
    = grandmother, granny, gran, grandma.

    Ex: If we can regard the card catalog as a tool that has been terrific and one about which our grandchildren going to the Smithsonian Institution will say, 'That's what my grandmother used in the olden days,' then we're on our way to letting it die with dignity = Si podemos considerar el catálogo de fichas como una herramienta que ha sido fabulosa y de la que nuestros nietos cuando vayan a la Institución Smithsoniana digan, "Esto es lo que mi abuela usaba antiguamente", entonces estamos empezando a dejarlo morir con dignidad.

    Ex: An ambitious study of the interrelationships of folklore and literature, this book resuscitates the figure of the granny using oral history and fieldwork.
    Ex: Bring back the paddling pool so that mothers and grans can safely take children for a cheap day out; picnic and paddle safely like we used to in the 40s and 50s.
    Ex: This tool enables people to click on the type of person they're having difficulty in choosing a gift for (e.g. mum, dad, granddad, grandma etc) and provides a selection of the most popular present for that person.
    * abuela materna = maternal grandmother.
    * tía abuela = great-aunt.

    * * *

     

    abuela sustantivo femenino
    1 grandmother
    familiar grandma, granny
    2 figurado old woman: las abuelas se reúnen en la plaza a conversar, the elderly ladies gather in the square to have a chat
    ♦ Locuciones: no tener abuela, to blow one's own trumpet
    ' abuela' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    dietario
    - distraer
    - mensual
    - ocho
    - remotamente
    - tía
    - yaya
    - abuelo
    - criar
    - nana
    - regalonear
    English:
    blow
    - dead
    - grandmother
    - great-aunt
    - inherit
    - by
    - grand
    - great
    * * *
    f
    1 grandmother;
    ¡cuéntaselo a tu abuela! fam tell me another one fam, Br
    pull the other one! fam ;
    no tener abuela, no necesitar abuela fam be good at blowing one’s own trumpet
    2 fam
    persona mayor old lady
    * * *
    abuela nf
    1) : grandmother
    2) : old woman
    3)
    ¡tu abuela! fam : no way!, forget about it!
    * * *
    abuela n grandmother / grandma / granny [pl. grannies]

    Spanish-English dictionary > abuela

  • 6 abuelita

    f.
    1 grandma, granny, grandmother.
    2 old girl, elderly woman.
    * * *
    SF
    1) Cono Sur (=gorra) baby's bonnet
    2) And (=cuna) cradle
    * * *
    = granny, gran, grandma.
    Ex. An ambitious study of the interrelationships of folklore and literature, this book resuscitates the figure of the granny using oral history and fieldwork.
    Ex. Bring back the paddling pool so that mothers and grans can safely take children for a cheap day out; picnic and paddle safely like we used to in the 40s and 50s.
    Ex. This tool enables people to click on the type of person they're having difficulty in choosing a gift for (e.g. mum, dad, granddad, grandma etc) and provides a selection of the most popular present for that person.
    * * *
    = granny, gran, grandma.

    Ex: An ambitious study of the interrelationships of folklore and literature, this book resuscitates the figure of the granny using oral history and fieldwork.

    Ex: Bring back the paddling pool so that mothers and grans can safely take children for a cheap day out; picnic and paddle safely like we used to in the 40s and 50s.
    Ex: This tool enables people to click on the type of person they're having difficulty in choosing a gift for (e.g. mum, dad, granddad, grandma etc) and provides a selection of the most popular present for that person.

    Spanish-English dictionary > abuelita

  • 7 abundante

    adj.
    1 abundant.
    2 ample, plentiful, bountiful.
    * * *
    1 abundant, plentiful
    * * *
    adj.
    abundant, plentiful
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=copioso) abundant, plentiful

    el agua es abundante en toda la zonawater is abundant o plentiful throughout the area

    la fauna es abundante en el parque nacional, el parque nacional es abundante en fauna — there is abundant wildlife in the national park, there is a wealth of fauna in the national park

    un país abundante en minerales — a country which is rich in minerals, a country which abounds in minerals

    2) [en plural] a great many
    * * *
    a) <reservas/cosecha> plentiful, abundant

    abundante en algo: aguas abundantes en especies marinas waters which abound in marine life; un informe abundante en datos estadísticos — a report containing ample statistical data

    b) (en pl) ( numerosos) plenty of, abundant
    * * *
    = abundant, generous, lavish, plentiful, rampant, copious, bountiful, fullsome, rife, liberal, hearty [heartier -comp., heartiest -sup.], unstinting.
    Ex. There exists a failure to recognize new topics, or a failure to recognize them until it's almost ridiculously too late, that is, after there has been abundant literary warrant for them.
    Ex. Many libraries have built I & R services into their budgets on a fairly generous scale.
    Ex. Library staffing levels were lavish and opening hours long.
    Ex. Information will become more affordable, accessible, and plentiful.
    Ex. And so, the public library was conceived as a deterrent to irresponsibility, intemperance, and rampant democracy.
    Ex. A copious influx of foreign capital and management and immigrant labour ensured a growing economy, with full employment and very little inflation.
    Ex. Telecommuting brings bountiful benefits to information industry employers and employees.
    Ex. Access should be quick and fullsome.
    Ex. Chances for advancement were slim, and disillusionment at the lack of encouragement to participate in professional activities outside the job was rife.
    Ex. It is quite true that the liberal use of crossreferences can overcome these problems.
    Ex. Replies indicated a hearty support for the role of the library but little knowledge of its importance to them.
    Ex. The revolutionary people of the world are unstinting in their praise.
    ----
    * abundante en exceso = lavish.
    * abundante en TI = IT-rich.
    * con abundantes dorados = heavily gilt.
    * freír en aceite abundante = deep-fry.
    * frito en abundante aceite = deep-fried.
    * lavar con agua abudante = sluice.
    * poco abundante = light [lighter -comp., lightest -sup.].
    * * *
    a) <reservas/cosecha> plentiful, abundant

    abundante en algo: aguas abundantes en especies marinas waters which abound in marine life; un informe abundante en datos estadísticos — a report containing ample statistical data

    b) (en pl) ( numerosos) plenty of, abundant
    * * *
    = abundant, generous, lavish, plentiful, rampant, copious, bountiful, fullsome, rife, liberal, hearty [heartier -comp., heartiest -sup.], unstinting.

    Ex: There exists a failure to recognize new topics, or a failure to recognize them until it's almost ridiculously too late, that is, after there has been abundant literary warrant for them.

    Ex: Many libraries have built I & R services into their budgets on a fairly generous scale.
    Ex: Library staffing levels were lavish and opening hours long.
    Ex: Information will become more affordable, accessible, and plentiful.
    Ex: And so, the public library was conceived as a deterrent to irresponsibility, intemperance, and rampant democracy.
    Ex: A copious influx of foreign capital and management and immigrant labour ensured a growing economy, with full employment and very little inflation.
    Ex: Telecommuting brings bountiful benefits to information industry employers and employees.
    Ex: Access should be quick and fullsome.
    Ex: Chances for advancement were slim, and disillusionment at the lack of encouragement to participate in professional activities outside the job was rife.
    Ex: It is quite true that the liberal use of crossreferences can overcome these problems.
    Ex: Replies indicated a hearty support for the role of the library but little knowledge of its importance to them.
    Ex: The revolutionary people of the world are unstinting in their praise.
    * abundante en exceso = lavish.
    * abundante en TI = IT-rich.
    * con abundantes dorados = heavily gilt.
    * freír en aceite abundante = deep-fry.
    * frito en abundante aceite = deep-fried.
    * lavar con agua abudante = sluice.
    * poco abundante = light [lighter -comp., lightest -sup.].

    * * *
    1 ‹reservas/cosecha› plentiful, abundant
    la comida es buena y abundante the food is good and plentiful, the food's good and there's plenty of it
    las porciones son abundantes the portions are generous
    la pesca es abundante en estos arroyos the fishing's good in these streams
    abundante EN algo:
    aguas abundantes en especies marinas waters rich in o which abound in marine life
    un informe abundante en datos estadísticos a report containing ample statistical data
    2 ( en pl) (numerosos) plenty of, abundant
    tengo abundantes razones para votar en contra de la propuesta I have plenty of o abundant reasons for voting against the proposal
    * * *

     

    abundante adjetivo ‹reservas/cosecha plentiful, abundant;

    aguas abundantes en especies marinas waters which abound in marine life
    abundante adjetivo abundant, plentiful ➣ Ver nota en bastante

    ' abundante' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    bastante
    - chorro
    - cumplida
    - cumplido
    - mucha
    - mucho
    - abultado
    English:
    abundant
    - ample
    - bountiful
    - copious
    - deep-fry
    - generous
    - hearty
    - liberal
    - luxuriant
    - plentiful
    - profuse
    - rich
    - rife
    - substantial
    - deep
    - scanty
    * * *
    abundant;
    teníamos comida abundante we had plenty of food;
    una zona abundante en petróleo an area that is rich in oil;
    luce una abundante cabellera she has a fine head of hair;
    habrá nubosidad abundante en el norte del país there will be heavy cloud in the north
    * * *
    adj plentiful, abundant
    * * *
    : abundant, plentiful
    * * *
    abundante adj abundant / plentiful

    Spanish-English dictionary > abundante

  • 8 achicarse

    pron.v.
    1 to get smaller; to shrink.
    2 (fig.) To humble, to eat humble pie.
    3 to do oneself down, to belittle oneself (rebajarse). (Latin American)
    * * *
    1 (amenguarse) to get smaller
    2 (amilanarse) to lose heart
    * * *
    VPR
    1) (=empequeñecerse) to get smaller; [ropa] to shrink
    2) esp LAm (=rebajarse) to be intimidated, belittle o.s.
    * * *
    (v.) = wimp, wimp out (on), chicken out (on/of)
    Ex. He regards David Jull's unwillingness to take up such a proposal as an early indication that John Howard and his colleagues are wimping.
    Ex. The main reason he wimped out was that he had a cheap bike that didn't gear properly, and made it extremely hard to bike efficiently.
    Ex. So basically they are chickening out of the debate.
    * * *
    (v.) = wimp, wimp out (on), chicken out (on/of)

    Ex: He regards David Jull's unwillingness to take up such a proposal as an early indication that John Howard and his colleagues are wimping.

    Ex: The main reason he wimped out was that he had a cheap bike that didn't gear properly, and made it extremely hard to bike efficiently.
    Ex: So basically they are chickening out of the debate.

    * * *

    ■achicarse verbo reflexivo
    1 (apocarse) to lose heart
    2 (mermar) to get smaller
    ' achicarse' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    achicar
    English:
    chicken
    - shrink
    * * *
    vpr
    1. [empequeñecer] to grow smaller
    2. [acobardarse] to be intimidated
    * * *
    v/r get smaller; fig
    feel intimidated
    * * *
    vr
    : to become intimidated

    Spanish-English dictionary > achicarse

  • 9 acobardarse

    pron.v.
    to be frightened, to get frightened; to flinch, to shrink back.
    * * *
    1 to become frightened, lose one's nerve, shrink back ( ante, from)
    * * *
    VPR (=asustarse) to be intimidated, get frightened; (=echarse atrás) to flinch, shrink back ( ante from, at)
    * * *
    (v.) = wuss out, wimp out (on), wimp, chicken out (on/of), get + cold feet
    Ex. What's great about this time of year is that people wuss out and stop training during the Winter (less crowded at the pool, gym, etc.).
    Ex. The main reason he wimped out was that he had a cheap bike that didn't gear properly, and made it extremely hard to bike efficiently.
    Ex. He regards David Jull's unwillingness to take up such a proposal as an early indication that John Howard and his colleagues are wimping.
    Ex. So basically they are chickening out of the debate.
    Ex. The important thing is to be true to yourself, but should you get cold feet at the eleventh hour remember that there could be serious financial implications as well as emotional ones.
    * * *
    (v.) = wuss out, wimp out (on), wimp, chicken out (on/of), get + cold feet

    Ex: What's great about this time of year is that people wuss out and stop training during the Winter (less crowded at the pool, gym, etc.).

    Ex: The main reason he wimped out was that he had a cheap bike that didn't gear properly, and made it extremely hard to bike efficiently.
    Ex: He regards David Jull's unwillingness to take up such a proposal as an early indication that John Howard and his colleagues are wimping.
    Ex: So basically they are chickening out of the debate.
    Ex: The important thing is to be true to yourself, but should you get cold feet at the eleventh hour remember that there could be serious financial implications as well as emotional ones.

    * * *

    ■acobardarse verbo reflexivo
    1 (sentir temor) to become frightened
    2 (retraerse) to lose one's nerve o to shrink back [ante, from]
    ' acobardarse' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    rajarse
    - acobardar
    - encoger
    - rajar
    English:
    chicken out
    - quail
    - chicken
    * * *
    vpr
    to get frightened o scared;
    acobardarse ante un reto to shrink back from a challenge;
    no se acobarda ante nada nothing scares him
    * * *
    v/r get frightened, lose one’s nerve
    * * *
    vr
    : to be frightened, to cower
    * * *
    acobardarse vb to be frightened

    Spanish-English dictionary > acobardarse

  • 10 además

    adv.
    besides, also, furthermore, moreover.
    intj.
    furthermore, additionally.
    pres.indicat.
    2nd person singular (tú) present indicative of spanish verb: ademar.
    * * *
    1 (también) also, as well
    2 (es más) furthermore, what is more
    ¡y además, el coche es mío! and what's more, the car's mine!
    \
    además de as well as, in addition to
    además de gordo es feo as well as being fat, he's ugly
    * * *
    adv.
    also, besides, furthermore, moreover
    * * *
    ADV
    1) (=también) [para añadir otro elemento] also, in addition frm; [para reforzar un comentario] what's more, besides, furthermore frm, moreover frm

    hay, además, pistas de tenis y campos de golf — there are also tennis courts and golf courses, in addition, there are tennis courts and golf courses frm

    y además, me dijo que no me quería — and what's more o and besides, he told me he didn't love me

    estoy cansado y, además, no me apetece — I'm tired, and what's more o besides, I don't feel like it

    quiero decirle, además, que esa no era mi intención — furthermore o moreover I want to tell you that that was not my intention frm

    2)

    además de — as well as, besides, in addition to frm

    además del alojamiento, necesitamos la comida — as well as o besides somewhere to stay we need food

    además de una fotocopia, se requiere el documento original — as well as o frm in addition to a photocopy, we require the original document

    el examen fue largo, además de difícil — the exam was long as well as difficult

    además de que+ indic as well as + ger

    además de que estaba cansado, no había comido — as well as being tired he hadn't eaten

    * * *
    1)

    además ¿a mí qué me importa? — anyway, what do I care?

    y es que además, la insultó — on top of everything else he insulted her

    señaló, además, que su objetivo era... — he indicated, furthermore o moreover, that his aim was to... (frml)

    2)

    además de — besides, apart from

    además de eso, está la cuestión del dinero — apart from that there is the question of money

    además de hacerte mal, engorda — besides o apart from o as well as being bad for you, it's also fattening

    además de hacerlos, los diseña — he designs them as well as making them

    * * *
    = additionally, also, aside, Verbo + further, further, furthermore, moreover, to boot, at that, for what it's worth [FWIW], and all, beyond that, withal, plus.
    Ex. Additionally, menu-based information retrieval systems permit the selected option to be indicated on a simple numerical keypad if so designed.
    Ex. This simple observation also goes some of the way towards explaining the variety of tools, methods and systems which are encountered in the organisation knowledge.
    Ex. Cost considerations aside, an informative abstract is to be preferred in most instances.
    Ex. Main classes are divided into subclasses which are further subdivided into form, place, time and subject aspects.
    Ex. Further, no guidance can be expected on alternative terms that are related to the searcher's initial search term.
    Ex. Furthermore, since each systems indexes a separate set of documents, each system will have a different natural indexing language.
    Ex. Moreover, it was stated that only selected elements of subject indexing will be included.
    Ex. Such information will soon be replete with the requisite illustrations and, if need be, with sound explanations to boot.
    Ex. Terry Lugg, on the other hand, is a much less active borrower, though more active than Stephen Hathaway, and takes books from the science collection, the pure sciences at that.
    Ex. For what it's worth, you can greatly extend the range by using an antenna.
    Ex. There is no better way for reference librarians to see how their efforts are perceived by library users than to see themselves in action -- blunders and all.
    Ex. Beyond that, a library can create these commons in cyberspace as well as in public buildings = Más aún, la biblioteca puede crear estos espacios públicos comunes en el ciberespacio además de en los edificios públicos.
    Ex. And withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.
    Ex. All of these (except PREVIOUS and NEXT), plus some additional commands are also available from the Command Menu.
    ----
    * además de = along with, apart from, as well as, besides, coupled with, in addition (to), over and above, plus, quite apart from, aside from, on top of, other than, complete with, not least, beyond, together with, not to mention.
    * además de eso = add to this, beyond that.
    * además de..., hay otros + Nombre = with..., there are + other + Nombre.
    * además del belga = extra-Belgian.
    * además otro(s) = still (an)other(s).
    * Adjetivo + y además + Adjetivo = Adjetivo + if + Adjetivo.
    * referencia "véase además" = see also reference.
    * véase además = see also.
    * y además = then again, and on top of that.
    * y además otro(s) = still (an)other(s).
    * * *
    1)

    además ¿a mí qué me importa? — anyway, what do I care?

    y es que además, la insultó — on top of everything else he insulted her

    señaló, además, que su objetivo era... — he indicated, furthermore o moreover, that his aim was to... (frml)

    2)

    además de — besides, apart from

    además de eso, está la cuestión del dinero — apart from that there is the question of money

    además de hacerte mal, engorda — besides o apart from o as well as being bad for you, it's also fattening

    además de hacerlos, los diseña — he designs them as well as making them

    * * *
    = additionally, also, aside, Verbo + further, further, furthermore, moreover, to boot, at that, for what it's worth [FWIW], and all, beyond that, withal, plus.

    Ex: Additionally, menu-based information retrieval systems permit the selected option to be indicated on a simple numerical keypad if so designed.

    Ex: This simple observation also goes some of the way towards explaining the variety of tools, methods and systems which are encountered in the organisation knowledge.
    Ex: Cost considerations aside, an informative abstract is to be preferred in most instances.
    Ex: Main classes are divided into subclasses which are further subdivided into form, place, time and subject aspects.
    Ex: Further, no guidance can be expected on alternative terms that are related to the searcher's initial search term.
    Ex: Furthermore, since each systems indexes a separate set of documents, each system will have a different natural indexing language.
    Ex: Moreover, it was stated that only selected elements of subject indexing will be included.
    Ex: Such information will soon be replete with the requisite illustrations and, if need be, with sound explanations to boot.
    Ex: Terry Lugg, on the other hand, is a much less active borrower, though more active than Stephen Hathaway, and takes books from the science collection, the pure sciences at that.
    Ex: For what it's worth, you can greatly extend the range by using an antenna.
    Ex: There is no better way for reference librarians to see how their efforts are perceived by library users than to see themselves in action -- blunders and all.
    Ex: Beyond that, a library can create these commons in cyberspace as well as in public buildings = Más aún, la biblioteca puede crear estos espacios públicos comunes en el ciberespacio además de en los edificios públicos.
    Ex: And withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.
    Ex: All of these (except PREVIOUS and NEXT), plus some additional commands are also available from the Command Menu.
    * además de = along with, apart from, as well as, besides, coupled with, in addition (to), over and above, plus, quite apart from, aside from, on top of, other than, complete with, not least, beyond, together with, not to mention.
    * además de eso = add to this, beyond that.
    * además de..., hay otros + Nombre = with..., there are + other + Nombre.
    * además del belga = extra-Belgian.
    * además otro(s) = still (an)other(s).
    * Adjetivo + y además + Adjetivo = Adjetivo + if + Adjetivo.
    * referencia "véase además" = see also reference.
    * véase además = see also.
    * y además = then again, and on top of that.
    * y además otro(s) = still (an)other(s).

    * * *
    A
    estudia y además trabaja she's working as well as studying
    es caro y además no te queda bien it's expensive, and anyway o besides, it doesn't look right on you
    además ¿a mí qué me importa? anyway, what do I care?
    recuerdo, además, que iba vestida de azul I remember, moreover, that she was wearing blue o furthermore, I remember that she was wearing blue
    señaló, además, que su objetivo era … he indicated, furthermore o moreover, that his aim was to … ( frml)
    se casó con ella por el dinero, … y es que además te lo dice he married her for her money, and what's more, he'll tell you so himself
    B
    además de besides, apart from
    además de caro, es feo y demasiado grande not only is it expensive, it's also ugly and too big, besides being expensive, it's also ugly and too big
    además de + INF:
    además de hacerte mal, engorda apart from o as well as o besides being bad for you, it's also fattening
    * * *

     

    además adverbio
    1

    además habla ruso she speaks Russian as well o too



    además ¿a mí qué me importa? anyway, what do I care?

    2

    además de hacerte mal, engorda besides o apart from being bad for you, it's also fattening;
    además de hacerlos, los diseña he designs them as well as making them
    además adverbio moreover, furthermore: además, es un engreído, besides, he's arrogant
    además de, as well as: además de ser barata, es preciosa, as well as being cheap, it's also beautiful
    ' además' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    amén
    - añadidura
    - aparte
    - encima
    - junta
    - junto
    - otra
    - otro
    - pequeña
    - pequeño
    - poder
    - sobre
    - también
    - lado
    - más
    - parte
    English:
    addition
    - again
    - also
    - bargain
    - besides
    - bonus
    - both
    - furthermore
    - in
    - moreover
    - over
    - plus
    - still
    - well
    - aside
    - further
    - moonlight
    - more
    - that
    - then
    * * *
    además adv
    moreover, besides;
    [también] also;
    es guapa y además inteligente she's beautiful, and clever too;
    dijo, además, que no pensaba retirarse she also said that she didn't intend to retire;
    canta muy bien y además toca la guitarra not only does she sing very well, she also plays the guitar;
    no sólo es demasiado grande, sino que además te queda mal it's not just that it's too big, it doesn't suit you either;
    además hay que tener en cuenta que… it should, moreover, be remembered that…;
    además de as well as;
    además de simpático es inteligente as well as being nice, he's intelligent;
    además de perder el partido, enfadaron a la afición on top of losing the match they upset their supporters
    * * *
    I adv as well, besides
    II prp
    :
    además de as well as
    * * *
    además adv
    1) : besides, furthermore
    2)
    además de : in addition to, as well as
    * * *
    además adv
    1. (encima) what's more
    y además, ni siquiera es suyo and what's more, it's not even his
    2. (también) also / as well
    nos dieron comida y, además, algo de dinero they gave us some food and some money as well

    Spanish-English dictionary > además

  • 11 afanar

    v.
    to pinch, to swipe (informal) (robar).
    * * *
    1 familiar (robar) to nick, pinch
    1 to work with zeal
    \
    afanarse en to work hard at
    afanarse por to strive to, do one's best to
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) * (=birlar) to pinch *, swipe *
    2) CAm [+ dinero] to earn, make
    3) (=acosar) to press, harass, bother; LAm (=empujar) to hustle
    2.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1) (arg) ( robar) to pinch (colloq)
    2) (Col fam)
    a) ( apurar) to rush
    b) ( preocupar) to worry
    3) (Per fam) < chica> to hit on (AmE colloq), to try to get off with (BrE colloq)
    2.
    afanarse v pron
    1) ( esforzarse) to work, toil

    afanarse en or por + inf — to strive to + inf

    2) (enf) (arg) ( robar) to pinch (colloq)
    * * *
    = rip off, heist, nick.
    Ex. Thee reader is being ripped off by bookselling chains demanding so-called 'bungs' for prime space.
    Ex. This can vary, however, as sometimes banks are robbed and armored cars heisted to forward their causes, but this was not Kahl's way of doing things.
    Ex. It's more advisable to have a cheap and skanky bike for pootling around town, the idea being that no-one would want to nick a nasty looking bike.
    ----
    * afanarse = swipe.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1) (arg) ( robar) to pinch (colloq)
    2) (Col fam)
    a) ( apurar) to rush
    b) ( preocupar) to worry
    3) (Per fam) < chica> to hit on (AmE colloq), to try to get off with (BrE colloq)
    2.
    afanarse v pron
    1) ( esforzarse) to work, toil

    afanarse en or por + inf — to strive to + inf

    2) (enf) (arg) ( robar) to pinch (colloq)
    * * *
    = rip off, heist, nick.

    Ex: Thee reader is being ripped off by bookselling chains demanding so-called 'bungs' for prime space.

    Ex: This can vary, however, as sometimes banks are robbed and armored cars heisted to forward their causes, but this was not Kahl's way of doing things.
    Ex: It's more advisable to have a cheap and skanky bike for pootling around town, the idea being that no-one would want to nick a nasty looking bike.
    * afanarse = swipe.

    * * *
    afanar [A1 ]
    vt
    A ( arg) (robar) to swipe ( colloq), to nick ( BrE colloq), to pinch ( BrE colloq)
    B ( Col fam)
    1 (apurar) to rush
    ¡afánale! ( fam); get a move on! ( colloq)
    2 (preocupar) to worry
    C ( Per fam) ‹chica› to hit on ( AmE colloq), to try to get off with ( BrE colloq)
    A (esforzarse) to work, toil afanarse EN or POR + INF to strive to + INF afanarse POR QUE + SUBJ:
    siempre se afana por que todos se sientan como en su casa she always goes to great pains o to a lot of trouble to make everyone feel at home
    B ( enf) ( arg) (robar) ‹cigarrillos/radio› to swipe ( colloq), to nick ( BrE colloq), to pinch ( BrE colloq)
    * * *

    afanar vtr fam (hurtar) to nick, pinch: le afanaron la cartera, they pinched his wallet
    ' afanar' also found in these entries:
    English:
    nick
    - rip
    * * *
    vt
    Fam [robar] to pinch, to swipe
    * * *
    I v/i C.Am. ( ganar dinero) make money
    II v/t
    1 C.Am.
    dinero make
    2 Rpl fam ( robar) swipe fam, Br tb
    pinch fam

    Spanish-English dictionary > afanar

  • 12 agarrado

    adj.
    1 stingy, miserly, mean.
    2 clutched.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: agarrar.
    * * *
    1→ link=agarrar agarrar
    1 familiar stingy, tight
    \
    bailar agarrado to dance cheek to cheek
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) mean, stingy
    2)
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo
    a) [ser] (fam) ( tacaño) tightfisted (colloq)
    b) [estar] (CS fam) ( enamorado) in love
    II
    - da masculino, femenino (fam) ( tacaño) skinflint (colloq), tightwad (AmE colloq)
    III
    * * *
    = stingy [stingier -comp., stingies -sup.], tight-fisted, miser, skinflint, penny-pinching, tightwad, cheapskate.
    Ex. All subjects completed a four-page questionnaire in which they rated Americans on six bipolar adjective dimensions: friendly/unfriendly, polite/impolite, industrious/lazy, religious/anti-religious, generous/ stingy, and patriotic/not patriotic.
    Ex. The money for modernizing Indian towns will have to come out of the pockets of leading merchants, men stereotyped as tight-fisted scrooges.
    Ex. If one were to think of an analogue outside the library situation, one would conjure up the image of a miser cackling with delight as he counts and recounts his beloved coins.
    Ex. He is been described as a penny-pinching skinflint tightwad who would sooner die than part with a dollar.
    Ex. He is been described as a penny-pinching skinflint tightwad who would sooner die than part with a dollar.
    Ex. He is been described as a penny-pinching skinflint tightwad who would sooner die than part with a dollar.
    Ex. Most of these cheapskates will not come right out and tell you that they don't want to pay anything for your software.
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo
    a) [ser] (fam) ( tacaño) tightfisted (colloq)
    b) [estar] (CS fam) ( enamorado) in love
    II
    - da masculino, femenino (fam) ( tacaño) skinflint (colloq), tightwad (AmE colloq)
    III
    * * *
    = stingy [stingier -comp., stingies -sup.], tight-fisted, miser, skinflint, penny-pinching, tightwad, cheapskate.

    Ex: All subjects completed a four-page questionnaire in which they rated Americans on six bipolar adjective dimensions: friendly/unfriendly, polite/impolite, industrious/lazy, religious/anti-religious, generous/ stingy, and patriotic/not patriotic.

    Ex: The money for modernizing Indian towns will have to come out of the pockets of leading merchants, men stereotyped as tight-fisted scrooges.
    Ex: If one were to think of an analogue outside the library situation, one would conjure up the image of a miser cackling with delight as he counts and recounts his beloved coins.
    Ex: He is been described as a penny-pinching skinflint tightwad who would sooner die than part with a dollar.
    Ex: He is been described as a penny-pinching skinflint tightwad who would sooner die than part with a dollar.
    Ex: He is been described as a penny-pinching skinflint tightwad who would sooner die than part with a dollar.
    Ex: Most of these cheapskates will not come right out and tell you that they don't want to pay anything for your software.

    * * *
    agarrado1 -da
    1 ( fam); ‹persona› tight ( colloq), tightfisted ( colloq)
    2
    (CS fam) (enamorado): está muy agarrado de ella he's crazy about her ( colloq)
    agarrado2 -da
    masculine, feminine
    ( fam)
    skinflint ( colloq), tightwad ( AmE colloq), tight-ass ( AmE colloq)
    bailar agarrado to dance closely, dance cheek to cheek
    * * *

    Del verbo agarrar: ( conjugate agarrar)

    agarrado es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    agarrado    
    agarrar
    agarrado 1
    ◊ -da adjetivo

    a) [ser] (fam) ( tacaño) tightfisted (colloq)

    b) [estar] (CS fam) ( enamorado) in love

    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino (fam) ( tacaño) skinflint (colloq), tightwad (AmE colloq)
    agarrado 2 adverbio:

    agarrar ( conjugate agarrar) verbo transitivo
    1 ( sujetar) to grab, get hold of;


    (con violencia, rapidez) she grabbed me by the arm
    2 (esp AmL) ‹ objeto› ( tomar) to take;
    ( atajar) to catch;

    3 (AmL) (pescar, atrapar) to catch;
    si lo agarro, lo mato if I get o lay my hands on him, I'll kill him

    4 (esp AmL) ( adquirir) ‹resfriado/pulmonía to catch;
    costumbre/vicio to pick up;
    ritmo to get into;
    velocidad to gather, pick up;

    le agarró asco he got sick of it;
    le he agarrado odio I've come to hate him
    5 (AmL) ( entender) ‹indirecta/chiste to get
    verbo intransitivo
    1 (asir, sujetar):
    toma, agarra here, hold this;

    agarra por ahí take hold of that part
    2 [planta/injerto] to take;
    [ tornillo] to grip, catch;
    [ ruedas] to grip;
    [ tinte] to take
    agarrarse verbo pronominal
    1 ( asirse) to hold on;
    agárrate bien or fuerte hold on tight;
    agarradose a or de algo to hold on to sth;

    2dedo/manga to catch;

    3 (esp AmL) ‹resfriado/pulmonía to catch;

    agarradose un disgusto/una rabieta to get upset/into a temper
    4 (AmL fam) ( pelearse) to get into a fight;

    agarradose con algn to have a set-to with sb (colloq)
    agarrado,-a adjetivo
    1 familiar stingy, tight
    2 (baile) cheek-to-cheek dancing
    agarrar verbo transitivo
    1 (sujetar con fuerza) to grasp, seize: lo tienes bien agarrado, you are holding it tightly
    2 LAm (coger) to take
    3 fam (pillar a alguien, un resfriado) to catch
    agarrar(se) una borrachera, to get drunk o fam pissed
    ' agarrado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    agarrar
    - agarrada
    - soltar
    English:
    meanie
    - clutch
    - grasp
    - grip
    - tight
    * * *
    agarrado, -a
    adj
    1. [asido]
    me tenía agarrado de un brazo/del cuello he had me by the arm/the throat;
    agarrados del brazo arm in arm;
    agarrados de la mano hand in hand
    2. Fam [tacaño] tight, stingy
    3. Fam [baile] slow
    nm,f
    Fam [tacaño]
    ser un agarrado to be tight o stingy
    nm
    Fam [baile] slow dance
    adv
    Fam
    bailar agarrado to dance cheek to cheek
    * * *
    adj
    1 fam
    mean, stingy fam
    2
    :
    bailar agarrado dance close together
    * * *
    agarrado, -da adj, fam : cheap, stingy

    Spanish-English dictionary > agarrado

  • 13 ahora

    adv.
    1 now.
    ahora mismo right now
    ahora es el momento de… now is the time to…
    ahora o nunca it's now or never
    a partir de ahora, de ahora en adelante from now on
    ahora que lo dices,… now (that) you mention it,…
    ahora que soy más viejo, ya no pienso igual now (that) I'm older I think differently
    hasta ahora sólo se han presentado dos voluntarios so far only two people have volunteered
    por ahora for the time being
    2 just now, a few minutes ago (hace poco).
    he leído tu mensaje ahora I've just read your message
    se acaban de marchar ahora mismo they just left a few moments ago, they've just left
    conj.
    but, however (pero).
    * * *
    2 (hace un momento) just a moment ago
    3 (dentro de un momento) in a minute, shortly
    1 (adversativa) however
    gana poco; ahora, tampoco trabaja mucho he doesn't earn very much; but then, he doesn't work very hard
    \
    ahora bien but, however
    ahora o nunca now or never
    hasta ahora until now, so far
    por ahora for the time being
    * * *
    adv.
    1) now
    - hasta ahora
    * * *
    1. ADV
    1) (=en este momento) now

    de ahora en adelantefrom now on

    de ahora — of today

    la juventud de ahora — the youth of today, today's youth

    desde ahora — from now on

    hasta ahora — up to now, so far

    ahora mismoright now

    a partir de ahora — from now on

    por ahora — for the moment, for now

    ahora quenow that

    ahora que lo pienso — come to think of it, now that I think of it

    ahora resulta que... — now it turns out that...

    ahora sí que me voy — I'm definitely going this time

    2) (=hace poco) just now

    ahora tiempo Chile a while ago

    ahora último Chile recently

    3) (=enseguida) in a minute

    ahora mismo voy — I'll be right there, I'll be there in a minute

    ¡hasta ahora! — see you in a minute!

    2. CONJ
    1) (=sin embargo)

    ahora, yo entiendo que eso no fue lo acordado — I understand, though, that that is not what was agreed

    es muy barato; ahora, si no te gusta no lo compro — it's very cheap; then again, if you don't like it I won't buy it

    ahora bienhowever

    ahora quealthough

    es listo, ahora que bastante vago — he's bright, although quite lazy

    2) [uso distributivo]

    ahora la quitan, ahora la ponen — one minute they take it away, the next they put it back

    la ducha escocesa, ahora caliente, ahora fría — the Scottish shower - one minute hot, the next cold

    * * *
    1)

    hasta ahoraso far o up to now

    de ahora en adelante or desde ahora — from now on

    b) (inmediatamente, pronto)

    hasta ahora! — (esp Esp) see you soon!

    c) ( hace un momento) a moment ago

    ahora último — (Chi) recently

    2)

    ésta es mi sugerencia. Ahora, si tú tienes una idea mejor... — that's my advice. Of course, if you have a better idea...

    b)
    * * *
    = now, in present times, at present time, at this moment in time.
    Ex. The article 'The ABC of CD: where is CD-ROM now?' is a basic introduction to CD-ROMs.
    Ex. The question of ideological thought (in the sense of a veiled interest-determined trend of thought) is again rearing its head in present times.
    Ex. The research project explored the ways in which information is used in the UK at present time.
    Ex. While people dominate at this moment in time, they are altering their environment and, at some future point, will become extinct, giving way to dominance by another organism.
    ----
    * ahora bien = now.
    * ahora más que nunca = now more than ever.
    * ahora mismo = right now, just now.
    * ahora que lo menciono = speaking of which.
    * ahora que pienso... = while I think of it....
    * antes de ahora = before now.
    * a partir de ahora = from now on, from this point on, henceforth, as of now.
    * a partir de ahora y + Cuantificador + algunos años = for + Cuantificador + years to come.
    * de ahora en adelante = from now on, from this point on.
    * desde + Fecha + hasta ahora = from + Fecha + to the present.
    * el mejor hasta ahora = the best yet.
    * el mejor que ha hecho hasta ahora = Posesivo + best yet.
    * entonces al igual que ahora = then as now.
    * hasta ahora = as yet, hitherto, so far, thus far, to date, up to now, yet, heretofore, all along, up to this point, by now, as of today, until now, up until now, up till now, till now.
    * hasta ahora, todo bien = so far, so good.
    * justo ahora = right now, just now.
    * por ahora = as of right now, as yet, at present, at the moment, at this point, for the present, for the time being, just yet, for now, at this time, as of now, at the present, by now, for the nonce.
    * por ahora todo va bien = so far, so good.
    * ¿Y ahora qué? = What's next?, What next?.
    * * *
    1)

    hasta ahoraso far o up to now

    de ahora en adelante or desde ahora — from now on

    b) (inmediatamente, pronto)

    hasta ahora! — (esp Esp) see you soon!

    c) ( hace un momento) a moment ago

    ahora último — (Chi) recently

    2)

    ésta es mi sugerencia. Ahora, si tú tienes una idea mejor... — that's my advice. Of course, if you have a better idea...

    b)
    * * *
    = now, in present times, at present time, at this moment in time.

    Ex: The article 'The ABC of CD: where is CD-ROM now?' is a basic introduction to CD-ROMs.

    Ex: The question of ideological thought (in the sense of a veiled interest-determined trend of thought) is again rearing its head in present times.
    Ex: The research project explored the ways in which information is used in the UK at present time.
    Ex: While people dominate at this moment in time, they are altering their environment and, at some future point, will become extinct, giving way to dominance by another organism.
    * ahora bien = now.
    * ahora más que nunca = now more than ever.
    * ahora mismo = right now, just now.
    * ahora que lo menciono = speaking of which.
    * ahora que pienso... = while I think of it....
    * antes de ahora = before now.
    * a partir de ahora = from now on, from this point on, henceforth, as of now.
    * a partir de ahora y + Cuantificador + algunos años = for + Cuantificador + years to come.
    * de ahora en adelante = from now on, from this point on.
    * desde + Fecha + hasta ahora = from + Fecha + to the present.
    * el mejor hasta ahora = the best yet.
    * el mejor que ha hecho hasta ahora = Posesivo + best yet.
    * entonces al igual que ahora = then as now.
    * hasta ahora = as yet, hitherto, so far, thus far, to date, up to now, yet, heretofore, all along, up to this point, by now, as of today, until now, up until now, up till now, till now.
    * hasta ahora, todo bien = so far, so good.
    * justo ahora = right now, just now.
    * por ahora = as of right now, as yet, at present, at the moment, at this point, for the present, for the time being, just yet, for now, at this time, as of now, at the present, by now, for the nonce.
    * por ahora todo va bien = so far, so good.
    * ¿Y ahora qué? = What's next?, What next?.

    * * *
    A
    entonces ganaba más que ahora I was earning more then than (I am) now
    ¡ahora me lo dices! now you tell me!
    ahora que está lloviendo se le ocurre salir now that it's raining he wants to go out
    ¡ahora sí que la hemos hecho buena! ( fam); now we've done it! ( colloq), now we've really gone and done it! ( colloq)
    la juventud de ahora young people today, the youth of today
    ahora que lo pienso now I come to think of it
    ahora que lo dices now you (come to) mention it
    problemas hasta ahora insolubles hitherto insoluble problems
    hasta ahora sólo hemos recibido tres ofertas so far o up to now we have only received three offers
    de ahora en adelante or desde ahora from now on
    de entonces a ahora or desde entonces hasta ahora since then, between then and now
    por ahora va todo bien everything's going all right so far
    ¿te puedes arreglar con 1.000 pesos por ahora? can you make do with 1,000 pesos for the time being o for now?
    2
    (inmediatamente, pronto): hazlo ahora mismo do it right now o right away o this instant o this minute
    ahora te lo muestro I'll show it to you in a minute o second o moment
    ¡ahora voy! I'm coming!
    ¡hasta ahora! see you soon!
    3 (hace un momento) a moment ago
    lo acabo de comprar ahora I've just this minute bought it, I just bought it a few moments o minutes ago
    ahora último ( Chi); recently
    ahora tiempo ( Chi); not so long ago
    B
    1 ( indep)
    (con sentido adversativo): ésta es mi sugerencia. Ahora, si tú tienes una idea mejor … that's my advice. Of course, if you have a better idea …
    no pagan mucho. Ahora, el trabajo es muy fácil they don't pay very well. Mind you, it's very easy work
    2
    ahora bien ( indep) however
    * * *

     

    ahora adverbio
    1


    la juventud de ahora young people today;
    hasta ahora so far, up to now;
    de ahora en adelante from now on;
    por ahora for the time being;
    por ahora va todo bien everything's going all right so far
    b) (inmediatamente, pronto):

    ahora mismo right now o away;

    ahora te lo muestro I'll show it to you in a minute o second o moment;
    ¡ahora voy! I'm coming!;
    ¡hasta ahora! (esp Esp) see you soon!

    2

    ahora
    I adverbio
    1 (en este instante) now ➣ Ver nota en now 2 (hace muy poco) ahora mismo acabo de verle, I've just seen him
    (dentro de muy poco) ahora mismo iba a salir, I'm just leaving
    ahora vuelvo, I'll be right back 3 de ahora en adelante, from now on
    hasta ahora, (hasta el momento) until now, so far
    (hasta luego) see you later
    por a., for the time being
    II conj ahora bien, (sin embargo) however
    (admitido esto) well then
    ' ahora' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    actualmente
    - ahorita
    - apear
    - bien
    - consabida
    - consabido
    - derrumbarse
    - desahogo
    - despistada
    - despistado
    - doble
    - estar
    - estirón
    - explicarse
    - golpista
    - hormigueo
    - justa
    - justo
    - ligadura
    - mando
    - media
    - misma
    - mismo
    - mullida
    - mullido
    - paro
    - partir
    - penitencia
    - pereza
    - prematura
    - prematuro
    - que
    - resultar
    - salir
    - servir
    - teléfono
    - tripa
    - ubicarse
    - vaya
    - vestidura
    - vivir
    - acercar
    - adelante
    - aprovechar
    - cuando
    - dejar
    - desear
    - destinado
    - duda
    - enterarse
    English:
    all
    - anything
    - apart
    - at
    - attain
    - billion
    - central
    - colour
    - come
    - currently
    - dad
    - daddy
    - directly
    - else
    - far
    - for
    - forward
    - from
    - fund
    - future
    - granite
    - hence
    - henceforth
    - hereafter
    - hitherto
    - just
    - lease
    - light
    - meantime
    - middle
    - military
    - muddy
    - now
    - occasion
    - on
    - only
    - onward
    - onwards
    - presently
    - procrastinate
    - queer
    - report
    - right
    - shall
    - should
    - step
    - stress
    - study
    - this
    - time
    * * *
    adv
    1. [en el presente] now;
    ahora los jóvenes se entretienen de otra manera young people today have different forms of entertainment;
    ¿no has querido comer? ahora te aguantas hasta la hora de la cena so you didn't eat your lunch up? well, you're just going to have to wait until dinnertime now;
    un territorio hasta ahora inexplorado a region as yet unexplored;
    hasta ahora sólo se han presentado dos voluntarios so far only two people have volunteered;
    Fam
    ahora sí que la hemos fastidiado we've really gone and blown it now;
    Fam
    ahora lo harás porque lo digo yo you'll do it because I jolly well say so;
    ya verás como ahora lo consigues just wait and see, you'll manage it this time;
    ¡ahora caigo! [ahora comprendo] now I understand!;
    [ahora recuerdo] now I remember!;
    ahora mismo right now;
    ahora o nunca it's now or never;
    ahora me entero it's the first I've heard of it, that's news to me;
    ¿sabías que no hace falta hacer eso? – ¡ahora me entero! did you know you don't need to do that? – now you tell me!;
    a partir de ahora, de ahora en adelante from now on;
    RP
    de ahora en más from now on;
    por ahora for the time being;
    por ahora no hemos tenido ningún problema we haven't had any problems so far;
    ahora que lo pienso, no fue una película tan mala come to think of it, it wasn't that bad a film
    2. [pronto] in a second;
    ahora cuando venga descubriremos la verdad we'll find out the truth in a moment, when she gets here;
    ahora voy, déjame terminar let me finish, I'm coming in a minute;
    justo ahora iba a llamarte I was just about to phone o Br ring you this minute;
    lo voy a hacer ahora mismo, en cuanto acabe de planchar I'll do it just as soon as I've finished the ironing
    3. [hace poco] just now, a few minutes ago;
    he leído tu mensaje ahora I've just read your message;
    se acaban de marchar ahora mismo they just left a few moments ago, they've just left
    conj
    1.
    ahora…ahora [ya… ya] [m5]ahora habla, ahora canta one minute she's talking, the next she's singing
    2. [pero] but, however;
    éste es mi plan, ahora, no vengas si no quieres that's my plan, but of course you don't have to come if you don't want to;
    tienes razón, ahora, que la historia no está completa you're right, mind you, the story isn't finished yet
    ahora bien loc conj
    but;
    * * *
    adv
    1 ( pronto) in a moment;
    ¡hasta ahora! see you soon!
    2 (en este momento) now;
    ahora mismo right now;
    por ahora for the present, for the time being;
    desde ahora, de ahora en adelante from now on;
    ahora que now that;
    es ahora o nunca it’s now or never
    3
    :
    ahora bien however;
    y ¿ahora qué?, esperas que … and then you expect …
    * * *
    ahora adv
    1) : now
    2)
    ahora mismo : right now
    3)
    hasta ahora : so far
    4)
    por ahora : for the time being
    * * *
    ahora adv
    2. (enseguida) in a minute / shortly
    ahora vuelvo I'll be back in a minute / I'll be right back
    hasta ahora up to now / so far
    ¡hasta ahora! see you soon!

    Spanish-English dictionary > ahora

  • 14 alegremente

    adv.
    1 happily, joyfully.
    2 gladly, happily, merrily, cheerfully.
    * * *
    1 (con alegría) happily, cheerfully
    * * *
    adv.
    cheerfully, happily
    * * *
    ADV
    1) (=felizmente) happily, cheerfully
    2) (=irresponsablemente) gaily
    * * *
    a) ( con alegría) cheerfully, happily
    b) ( con ligereza) blithely, gaily
    * * *
    = cheerfully, merrily, perkily, lightheartedly, joyously, gaily.
    Ex. 'Good morning,' he said cheerfully as he picked up the receiver.
    Ex. Kate and Jones laughed merrily, while Hernandez and the fourth member of the group, head of technical services, Pershing, sat glumly by.
    Ex. 'Have a minute, Drew?' the selectman asked, perkily.
    Ex. Publishers claim the book is based on valid sources and portrays blacks positively but lightheartedly.
    Ex. Wine lovers around the world have joyously adopted the British slang word 'plonk' to describe poor, cheap wine.
    Ex. See the flamboyantly costumed Rickshaw pullers and their gaily decorated carts = Vea los carritos decorados vistosamente y tirados por hombres vestidos ostentosamente.
    * * *
    a) ( con alegría) cheerfully, happily
    b) ( con ligereza) blithely, gaily
    * * *
    = cheerfully, merrily, perkily, lightheartedly, joyously, gaily.

    Ex: 'Good morning,' he said cheerfully as he picked up the receiver.

    Ex: Kate and Jones laughed merrily, while Hernandez and the fourth member of the group, head of technical services, Pershing, sat glumly by.
    Ex: 'Have a minute, Drew?' the selectman asked, perkily.
    Ex: Publishers claim the book is based on valid sources and portrays blacks positively but lightheartedly.
    Ex: Wine lovers around the world have joyously adopted the British slang word 'plonk' to describe poor, cheap wine.
    Ex: See the flamboyantly costumed Rickshaw pullers and their gaily decorated carts = Vea los carritos decorados vistosamente y tirados por hombres vestidos ostentosamente.

    * * *
    1 (con alegría) cheerfully, happily
    2 (con ligereza) blithely, gaily
    * * *
    1. [con alegría] happily, joyfully
    2. [irreflexivamente] blithely
    * * *
    : happily, cheerfully
    * * *
    alegremente adv cheerfully / happily / joyfully

    Spanish-English dictionary > alegremente

  • 15 algo bueno aportará

    Ex. The world has arrived at an age of cheap complex devices of great reliability, and something is bound to come of it.
    * * *

    Ex: The world has arrived at an age of cheap complex devices of great reliability, and something is bound to come of it.

    Spanish-English dictionary > algo bueno aportará

  • 16 alguno

    adj.
    at all, of any kind.
    No hay dinero alguno en mi bolsillo There is no money at all in my pocket.
    pron.
    1 any one, a particular one, some.
    2 someone, anybody, anyone, somebody.
    * * *
    1 (afirmativo) some; (interrogativo, negativo) any
    ¿ha habido alguna llamada? has anyone phoned?, have there been any phone calls?
    1 (afirmativo) someone, somebody; (interrogativo, negativo) anybody
    \
    alguno que otro some, a few
    * * *
    1. (f. - alguna)
    pron.
    someone, somebody
    - algunos
    - algunas
    2. (f. - alguna)
    adj.
    1) some, any
    2) not any, not at all (in negative sentences)
    * * *
    alguno, -a
    1. ADJ
    ( antes de sm sing algún)
    1) [antes de s] [en oraciones afirmativas] some; [en oraciones interrogativas, condicionales] any

    ¿conoces algún hotel barato? — do you know a cheap hotel?

    hubo alguna que otra nube — there were one or two clouds, there was the odd cloud

    en alguna partesomewhere

    alguna vez[en oraciones afirmativas] at some point; [en oraciones interrogativas, condicionales] ever

    ¿has estado alguna vez en Nueva York? — have you ever been to New York?

    2) [después de s]

    sin interés alguno — without the slightest interest

    sin valor alguno — completely worthless

    duda
    3) pl algunos (=varios) several
    2. PRON
    1) (=objeto) one

    de entre tantas camisas, seguro que alguna te gustará — out of all these shirts, there's bound to be one that you like

    alguno que otroone or two

    2) (=persona) someone, somebody

    siempre hay alguno que protestathere is always one o someone o somebody who complains

    alguno de ellosone of them

    3) pl algunos (=cosas) some, some of them; (=personas) some, some of us/you etc

    vinieron algunos, pero no todos — some of them came, but not all

    ALGUNO, ALGO "Some" y "any" en oraciones afirmativas e interrogativas Fras es afirmativas En frases afirmativas debe usarse some o las formas compuestas de some: He leído algunos artículos interesantes sobre el tema I have read some interesting articles on the subject Algunos no están de acuerdo Some people disagree He comprado algo para ti I've bought something for you Fras es interrogativasEn frases interrogativas que expresan algún tipo de ofrecimiento o petición y cuya respuesta se espera que sea positiva, también debe emplearse la forma some {etc}: Tienes muchos libros. ¿Me dejas alguno? You've got lots of books. Can I borrow some? ► En el resto de las frases interrogativas, empléese any o las formas compuestas de any: ¿Se te ocurre alguna otra idea? Do you have any other ideas? ¿Hay algún sitio donde podamos escondernos? Is there anywhere we can hide? Fras es condicionales La construcción si + ((verbo)) + algo o algún/ alguna {etc} se traduce al inglés por if + ((sujeto)) + ((verbo)) + any {o} some, {etc}: Si necesitas algo, dímelo If you need anything, let me know Si quiere algunas cintas, no deje de pedirlas If you would like some tapes, don't hesitate to ask Hay que tener en cuenta que some se utiliza cuando tenemos más certeza de que la condición se vaya a cumplir. Para otros usos y ejemplos ver algo, alguno see NINGUNO
    * * *
    I
    - na adjetivo

    algún díasome o one day

    b) (en frases interrogativas, condicionales, etc) any

    ¿tocas algún instrumento? — do you play any instruments?

    si tienes algún problema — if there's any problem, if you have any problems

    ¿te dio algún recado para mí? — did she give you a message for me?

    hace algunos añossome years ago o a few years ago

    algún or alguno que otro/alguna que otra: escribió algún que otro artículo he wrote one or two articles; algún or alguno que otro lujo the odd luxury; he ido alguna que otra vez I've been once or twice; alguna que otra vez vamos al cine — we go to the cinema now and then

    II
    - na pronombre
    a) (cosa, persona indeterminada) one
    b) (en frases interrogativas, condicionales, etc)

    buscaba una guía ¿tiene alguna? — I was looking for a guide, do you have one o any?

    he visto alguna or algunas — I've seen some

    * * *
    = one or other, some.
    Ex. The array of data bases available through one or other of the online hosts is rapidly expanding.
    Ex. The banning of The Times newspapers by some local authorities has been a case in question.
    ----
    * alguna que otra vez = from time to time, every once in a while, occasional, every now and then, every now and again.
    * algunas personas = some people.
    * algunas veces = sometimes, from time to time, occasionally.
    * alguna vez = ever, on any one occasion.
    * algún día = one day.
    * algunos = a few, some people.
    * algunos años más tarde = some years on.
    * algunos lo aman, otros lo odian = love it or loathe it.
    * algunos otros + Nombre = various other + Nombre.
    * algún tiempo = awhile.
    * algún tipo de = some, some sort of.
    * algún tipo de + Nombre = one kind of + Nombre + or another.
    * a partir de ahora y durante + Cuantificador + algunos años = for + Cuantificador + years to come.
    * de alguna manera = some way.
    * de alguna otra forma = in any other way.
    * de algún modo = some way.
    * de algún tiempo a esta parte = for some time now.
    * desde hace algún tiempo = for days.
    * durante algunos años = over a period of years.
    * durante algún tiempo = for days.
    * en alguna ocasión = on any one occasion.
    * en algún lugar = at some point.
    * en algún momento = at some point, at one time or another.
    * en algunos casos = in some cases.
    * en algunos grupos = in some quarters.
    * en algunos grupos de la población = in some quarters.
    * en algunos sectores = in some quarters.
    * en algunos sectores de la población = in some quarters.
    * en el transcurso de algunos años = over a period of years.
    * estar tramando alguna barrabasada = be up to no good, get up to + no good.
    * hace algún tiempo = a while back, some while ago, sometime back.
    * para alguna gente = to some people.
    * para algunas personas = to some people.
    * para alguno = to some.
    * por decirlo de alguna manera = so to speak.
    * por decirlo de algún modo = in a manner of speaking, so to speak.
    * por mencionar sólo algunos = to mention only a few.
    * si alguna vez lo fue = if it ever was.
    * sin causa alguna = for no reason, for no specific reason, for no particular reason, for no good reason.
    * sin coste alguno = without cost, without charge, free of charge, free of cost, cost free, for free, at no charge, at no cost.
    * sin costo adicional alguno = at no extra charge.
    * sin fundamento alguno = without any basis.
    * sin razón alguna = for no reason, for no specific reason, for no particular reason, for no good reason.
    * tener alguna posibilidad = have + a fighting chance.
    * tener alguna posibilidad de triunfar = have + a fighting chance.
    * ya hace algún tiempo = for quite some time.
    * * *
    I
    - na adjetivo

    algún díasome o one day

    b) (en frases interrogativas, condicionales, etc) any

    ¿tocas algún instrumento? — do you play any instruments?

    si tienes algún problema — if there's any problem, if you have any problems

    ¿te dio algún recado para mí? — did she give you a message for me?

    hace algunos añossome years ago o a few years ago

    algún or alguno que otro/alguna que otra: escribió algún que otro artículo he wrote one or two articles; algún or alguno que otro lujo the odd luxury; he ido alguna que otra vez I've been once or twice; alguna que otra vez vamos al cine — we go to the cinema now and then

    II
    - na pronombre
    a) (cosa, persona indeterminada) one
    b) (en frases interrogativas, condicionales, etc)

    buscaba una guía ¿tiene alguna? — I was looking for a guide, do you have one o any?

    he visto alguna or algunas — I've seen some

    * * *
    = one or other, some.

    Ex: The array of data bases available through one or other of the online hosts is rapidly expanding.

    Ex: The banning of The Times newspapers by some local authorities has been a case in question.
    * alguna que otra vez = from time to time, every once in a while, occasional, every now and then, every now and again.
    * algunas personas = some people.
    * algunas veces = sometimes, from time to time, occasionally.
    * alguna vez = ever, on any one occasion.
    * algún día = one day.
    * algunos = a few, some people.
    * algunos años más tarde = some years on.
    * algunos lo aman, otros lo odian = love it or loathe it.
    * algunos otros + Nombre = various other + Nombre.
    * algún tiempo = awhile.
    * algún tipo de = some, some sort of.
    * algún tipo de + Nombre = one kind of + Nombre + or another.
    * a partir de ahora y durante + Cuantificador + algunos años = for + Cuantificador + years to come.
    * de alguna manera = some way.
    * de alguna otra forma = in any other way.
    * de algún modo = some way.
    * de algún tiempo a esta parte = for some time now.
    * desde hace algún tiempo = for days.
    * durante algunos años = over a period of years.
    * durante algún tiempo = for days.
    * en alguna ocasión = on any one occasion.
    * en algún lugar = at some point.
    * en algún momento = at some point, at one time or another.
    * en algunos casos = in some cases.
    * en algunos grupos = in some quarters.
    * en algunos grupos de la población = in some quarters.
    * en algunos sectores = in some quarters.
    * en algunos sectores de la población = in some quarters.
    * en el transcurso de algunos años = over a period of years.
    * estar tramando alguna barrabasada = be up to no good, get up to + no good.
    * hace algún tiempo = a while back, some while ago, sometime back.
    * para alguna gente = to some people.
    * para algunas personas = to some people.
    * para alguno = to some.
    * por decirlo de alguna manera = so to speak.
    * por decirlo de algún modo = in a manner of speaking, so to speak.
    * por mencionar sólo algunos = to mention only a few.
    * si alguna vez lo fue = if it ever was.
    * sin causa alguna = for no reason, for no specific reason, for no particular reason, for no good reason.
    * sin coste alguno = without cost, without charge, free of charge, free of cost, cost free, for free, at no charge, at no cost.
    * sin costo adicional alguno = at no extra charge.
    * sin fundamento alguno = without any basis.
    * sin razón alguna = for no reason, for no specific reason, for no particular reason, for no good reason.
    * tener alguna posibilidad = have + a fighting chance.
    * tener alguna posibilidad de triunfar = have + a fighting chance.
    * ya hace algún tiempo = for quite some time.

    * * *
    alguno1 -na
    siempre surge algún contratiempo something o some problem always crops up
    algún día some o one day
    en algún lugar seguro somewhere safe
    2 (en frases interrogativas, condicionales, etc) any
    ¿tocas algún instrumento? do you play an instrument o any instruments?
    ¿tiene alguna falta? are there any mistakes?
    ¿te dio algún recado para mí? did she give you a message for me?
    si tienes algún problema me lo dices if there's any problem o if you have any problems o if you have a problem, let me know
    3
    (indicando una cantidad indeterminada): esto tiene alguna importancia this is of some importance
    hace algunos años some years ago o a few years ago
    sólo me quedan tres tazas y algún plato I only have three cups and a plate or two left
    fuera de algún artículo de crítica no ha escrito casi nada apart from the odd review o apart from one or two reviews he has hardly written anything
    algún or alguno que otro/alguna que otra: me gustó alguna que otra de sus acuarelas I liked a few o one or two of her watercolors
    algún or alguno que otro lujo the odd luxury
    alguna que otra vez once or twice, on the odd occasion
    (con valor negativo): esto no lo afectará en modo alguno this won't affect it in the slightest o at all
    (una persona indeterminada): no hay semana en que alguno de ellos no me dé un disgusto not a week passes without one of them upsetting me
    siempre hay alguno que no está conforme there's always someone who doesn't agree
    fue en alguna de esas revistas que lo leí I read it in one of those magazines
    2
    (en frases interrogativas, condicionales, etc): buscaba una guía ilustrada ¿tiene alguna? I was looking for an illustrated guide, do you have one o any?
    si tuviera alguno te lo prestaría if I had one I'd lend it to you
    3 (una cantidad indeterminadade personas) some (people); (— de cosas) some
    algunos creen que fue así some (people) believe that was the case
    para alguno, es lo más importante for some, it's the most important thing
    he visto alguna or algunas I've seen some
    * * *

     

    alguno 1
    ◊ -na adjetivo

    1 ( delante del n)

    algún día some o one day;

    en algún lugar somewhere
    b) (en frases interrogativas, condicionales, etc) any;

    ¿tocas algún instrumento? do you play any instruments?;

    si tienes algún problema if there's any problem, if you have any problems


    hace algunos años some years ago, a few years ago;
    me quedan tres tazas y algún plato I have three cups and one or two plates;
    escribió algún que otro artículo he wrote one or two articles
    2 ( detrás del n) ( con valor negativo):
    esto no lo afectará en modo alguno this won't affect it in the slightest o at all

    alguno 2
    ◊ -na pronombre

    a) (cosa, persona indeterminada) one;


    siempre hay alguno que no está conforme there's always someone who doesn't agree
    b) (en frases interrogativas, condicionales, etc):

    buscaba una guía ¿tiene alguna? I was looking for a guide, do you have one o any?;

    si tuviera alguno if I had one

    (— de cosas) some;

    he visto algunas I've seen some;
    he tenido alguno que otro I've had one or two
    alguno,-a
    I adjetivo
    1 (afirmativo) some: algunos críticos elogiaron la obra, some critics praised the work
    algunas veces me río sin motivo, some times I laugh for no reason
    alguna que otra vez, now and then
    2 (interrogativo) any: ¿tienes alguna cita para mañana?, have you any appointments for tomorrow?
    3 (negativo) not at all: en este crimen no hay móvil alguno, there's no motive at all for this crime
    II pron indef
    1 someone, somebody
    alguno que otro, someone or other 2 algunos,-as, some (people)
    ' alguno' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    algún
    - alguna
    - inconveniente
    - vínculo
    - compromiso
    English:
    aimlessly
    - any
    - anybody
    - care
    - some
    - either
    - odd
    * * *
    alguno, -a algún is used instead of alguno before masculine singular nouns (e.g. algún día some day).
    adj
    1. [indeterminado] some;
    [en frases interrogativas] any;
    ¿tienes algún libro? do you have any books?;
    ¿tiene algún otro color? do you have any other colours?;
    algún día some o one day;
    en algún lugar somewhere;
    tiene que estar en algún lugar it must be somewhere or other;
    compró algunas cosas he bought a few things;
    ha surgido algún (que otro) problema the odd problem has come up;
    si tuvieras alguna duda me lo dices should you have any queries, let me know
    2. [en frases negativas] any;
    no tiene importancia alguna it's of no importance whatsoever;
    no tengo interés alguno (en hacerlo) I'm not in the least (bit) interested (in doing it);
    en modo alguno in no way;
    no vamos a permitir que este contratiempo nos afecte en modo alguno we're not going to allow this setback to affect us in any way
    pron
    1. [persona] someone, somebody;
    * * *
    I adj
    1 en frases afirmativas some;
    alguno que otro de sus libros a few of his books;
    alguno que otro jueves occasionally on a Thursday;
    fumo alguno que otro cigarrillo de vez en cuando I smoke the odd cigarette, I have a cigarette from time to time;
    de modo alguno in the slightest, at all;
    en alguna parte somewhere
    no la influyó de modo alguno it didn’t influence her in any way;
    si alguna vez … if at any time …
    II pron: persona someone, somebody;
    algunos opinan que some people think that;
    alguno se podrá usar objeto we’ll be able to use some of them;
    si alguno de vosotros/aquéllos … if one of you/them …
    * * *
    1) : some, any
    algún día: someday, one day
    2) (in negative constructions) : not any, not at all
    no tengo noticia alguna: I have no news at all
    3)
    algunas veces : sometimes
    alguno, -na pron
    1) : one, someone, somebody
    alguno de ellos: one of them
    2) algunos, -nas pron pl
    : some, a few
    algunos quieren trabajar: some want to work
    * * *
    alguno1 adj
    ¿conoces algún restaurante barato? do you know any cheap restaurants?
    3. (en frase negativas) no / not... any
    ¿has estado alguna vez en Santander? have you ever been to Santander?
    alguno2 pron
    1. (singular) one
    2. (plural) some

    Spanish-English dictionary > alguno

  • 17 almacenamiento

    m.
    1 storage (gen) & (computing).
    2 stockpile, stock, supply.
    3 storing.
    * * *
    1 (acción) storage, warehousing
    3 INFORMÁTICA storage
    * * *
    noun m.
    * * *
    SM [en almacén, depósito] warehousing; (Inform) storage

    almacenamiento temporal en disco — spooling, disk spooling

    * * *
    = storage, warehousing, hoarding, archiving, storing.
    Ex. Accessibility to the documents stored in files is an important factor, so the physical storage is important.
    Ex. Perhaps university libraries are concentrating on finding low-use book storage on the campus or in cheap local warehousing premises.
    Ex. Too often, the librarian's expertise is seen as a hoarding function.
    Ex. Duplicating, archiving, and the option of computerised indexing is also discussed = También se trata de la duplicación, archivo y de la opción de indización automática.
    Ex. As the world price declines, the difference between the value of exporting and the value of storing decreases.
    ----
    * almacenamiento de archivo = archival storage.
    * almacenamiento de datos = data storage.
    * almacenamiento de imágenes = image archiving, image storage.
    * almacenamiento de la información = information storage.
    * almacenamiento digital = digital archiving.
    * almacenamiento eléctrico = capacitance.
    * almacenamiento electrónico = electronic archiving (e-archiving).
    * almacenamiento en archivadores = cabinet storage.
    * almacenamiento en archivadores giratorios = rotary storage.
    * almacenamiento en armarios = cabinet storage.
    * almacenamiento masivo = mass storage.
    * almacenamiento óptico = optical storage.
    * almacenamiento secundario = secondary storage.
    * almacenamiento y recuperación de la información = storage and retrieval, information storage and retrieval (ISR).
    * almacenamiento y recuperación automatizada de la información = computerised information retrieval and storage.
    * bodega para el almacenamiento de la cerveza = beer cellar.
    * capacidad de almacenamiento = storage capacity.
    * condiciones de almacenamiento = storage conditions.
    * disco de almacenamiento óptico = optical storage disc.
    * dispositivo de almacenamiento = storage device.
    * dispositivo de almacenamiento de datos = store.
    * espacio de almacenamiento = storage space.
    * espacio de almacenamiento en disco = drive storage space.
    * medio de almacenamiento = storage medium.
    * medio de almacenamiento físico = physical storage media.
    * medios de almacenamiento óptico = optical storage media.
    * medios digitalizados de almacenamiento de información = digitised media.
    * memoria de almacenamiento = backing store.
    * memoria de almacenamiento óptico = optical memory.
    * optimizar el espacio de almacenamiento = maximise + storage space.
    * sistema de almacenamiento y recuperación de la información = information storage and retrieval system.
    * tecnología de almacenamiento óptico = optical storage technology.
    * * *
    = storage, warehousing, hoarding, archiving, storing.

    Ex: Accessibility to the documents stored in files is an important factor, so the physical storage is important.

    Ex: Perhaps university libraries are concentrating on finding low-use book storage on the campus or in cheap local warehousing premises.
    Ex: Too often, the librarian's expertise is seen as a hoarding function.
    Ex: Duplicating, archiving, and the option of computerised indexing is also discussed = También se trata de la duplicación, archivo y de la opción de indización automática.
    Ex: As the world price declines, the difference between the value of exporting and the value of storing decreases.
    * almacenamiento de archivo = archival storage.
    * almacenamiento de datos = data storage.
    * almacenamiento de imágenes = image archiving, image storage.
    * almacenamiento de la información = information storage.
    * almacenamiento digital = digital archiving.
    * almacenamiento eléctrico = capacitance.
    * almacenamiento electrónico = electronic archiving (e-archiving).
    * almacenamiento en archivadores = cabinet storage.
    * almacenamiento en archivadores giratorios = rotary storage.
    * almacenamiento en armarios = cabinet storage.
    * almacenamiento masivo = mass storage.
    * almacenamiento óptico = optical storage.
    * almacenamiento secundario = secondary storage.
    * almacenamiento y recuperación de la información = storage and retrieval, information storage and retrieval (ISR).
    * almacenamiento y recuperación automatizada de la información = computerised information retrieval and storage.
    * bodega para el almacenamiento de la cerveza = beer cellar.
    * capacidad de almacenamiento = storage capacity.
    * condiciones de almacenamiento = storage conditions.
    * disco de almacenamiento óptico = optical storage disc.
    * dispositivo de almacenamiento = storage device.
    * dispositivo de almacenamiento de datos = store.
    * espacio de almacenamiento = storage space.
    * espacio de almacenamiento en disco = drive storage space.
    * medio de almacenamiento = storage medium.
    * medio de almacenamiento físico = physical storage media.
    * medios de almacenamiento óptico = optical storage media.
    * medios digitalizados de almacenamiento de información = digitised media.
    * memoria de almacenamiento = backing store.
    * memoria de almacenamiento óptico = optical memory.
    * optimizar el espacio de almacenamiento = maximise + storage space.
    * sistema de almacenamiento y recuperación de la información = information storage and retrieval system.
    * tecnología de almacenamiento óptico = optical storage technology.

    * * *
    storage
    me cobraron $50 por el or de almacenamiento they charged me $50 (for) storage o for storing it
    almacenamiento de datos data storage, storage
    almacenamiento de residuos nucleares storage of nuclear waste
    hicieron un buen almacenamiento de provisiones they laid in o built up a good stock of provisions
    * * *

     

    almacenamiento sustantivo masculino
    storage;

    almacenamiento sustantivo masculino
    1 storage, warehousing
    2 Inform storage

    ' almacenamiento' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    sótano
    English:
    storage
    - storage tank
    - stowage
    - cold
    * * *
    1. [de mercancías, información] storage
    2. Informát storage
    almacenamiento masivo mass storage;
    almacenamiento permanente permanent storage;
    almacenamiento temporal temporary storage
    * * *
    m storage
    * * *
    : storage
    almacenamiento de datos: data storage
    * * *
    almacenamiento n storage

    Spanish-English dictionary > almacenamiento

  • 18 amedrentarse

    1 (asustarse) to be frightened, be scared; (acobardarse) to become intimidated
    * * *
    VPR to be scared, be intimidated
    * * *
    (v.) = wimp out (on), wimp, chicken out (on/of), scare + Reflexivo
    Ex. The main reason he wimped out was that he had a cheap bike that didn't gear properly, and made it extremely hard to bike efficiently.
    Ex. He regards David Jull's unwillingness to take up such a proposal as an early indication that John Howard and his colleagues are wimping.
    Ex. So basically they are chickening out of the debate.
    Ex. A child with a vivid imagination can really scare herself with frightening images.
    * * *
    (v.) = wimp out (on), wimp, chicken out (on/of), scare + Reflexivo

    Ex: The main reason he wimped out was that he had a cheap bike that didn't gear properly, and made it extremely hard to bike efficiently.

    Ex: He regards David Jull's unwillingness to take up such a proposal as an early indication that John Howard and his colleagues are wimping.
    Ex: So basically they are chickening out of the debate.
    Ex: A child with a vivid imagination can really scare herself with frightening images.

    * * *

    ■amedrentarse verbo reflexivo to be intimidated, to be frightened
    * * *
    vpr
    to get scared o frightened
    * * *
    v/r be terrified, feel terrified
    * * *
    vr

    Spanish-English dictionary > amedrentarse

  • 19 anastática

    Ex. Anastatic printing was a form of transfer metal-plate lithography which, as well as being a cheap method of duplicating specially-written documents, offered the interesting possibility of making prints direct from letterpress originals.
    * * *

    Ex: Anastatic printing was a form of transfer metal-plate lithography which, as well as being a cheap method of duplicating specially-written documents, offered the interesting possibility of making prints direct from letterpress originals.

    Spanish-English dictionary > anastática

  • 20 andanada

    f.
    1 broadside (gen) & (military).
    2 stream, barrage, series.
    3 cannonade, artillery barrage.
    4 scolding, reprimand, telling-off.
    5 verbal attack, swipe.
    * * *
    1 MARÍTIMO broadside
    2 (reprensión) reprimand, rebuke
    3 (en plaza de toros) covered stand
    \
    echar/soltar una andanada figurado to say something out of the blue
    * * *
    SF
    1) (Mil) broadside; (fig) (=reprensión) reprimand, rocket *

    soltar una andanada — to say sth unexpected, drop a bombshell *

    por andanadas Cono Sur in excess, to excess

    2) (Dep) stand, grandstand; (Taur) section of cheap seats
    3) (=andana) [de ladrillos] layer, row
    * * *
    1) (Arm, Mil) volley; (de insultos, palabrotas) stream, volley
    2) ( gradería) upper tier, bleachers (pl) (AmE)
    * * *
    Nota: Término militar para referirse al disparo simultáneo de los cañones de un barco.
    Ex. In military parlance a volley is a simultaneous discharge of weapons, such as a volley of musket fire, or a broadside from a warship.
    * * *
    1) (Arm, Mil) volley; (de insultos, palabrotas) stream, volley
    2) ( gradería) upper tier, bleachers (pl) (AmE)
    * * *
    Nota: Término militar para referirse al disparo simultáneo de los cañones de un barco.

    Ex: In military parlance a volley is a simultaneous discharge of weapons, such as a volley of musket fire, or a broadside from a warship.

    * * *
    A
    1 ( Arm, Mil) volley
    2 (de insultos, palabrotas) stream, volley
    le soltó una andanada de tacos she unleashed a stream o volley of abuse at him
    B (gradería) upper tier, bleachers (pl) ( AmE)
    * * *
    1. [disparos] broadside
    2. [reprimenda] broadside;
    me soltó una andanada de insultos she hurled a torrent of abuse at me
    3. Taurom = covered stand in a bullring
    * * *
    1) : volley, broadside
    2)
    soltar una andanada a : to reprimand

    Spanish-English dictionary > andanada

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