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lamed for life

  • 1 Protective Life

    f.
    Protective Life, Protective Life Corp.

    Spanish-English dictionary > Protective Life

  • 2 revista Life

    f.
    Life magazine.

    Spanish-English dictionary > revista Life

  • 3 Universidad Life

    f.
    Life University.

    Spanish-English dictionary > Universidad Life

  • 4 arado

    adj.
    plowed.
    m.
    plow.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: arar.
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    1 plough (US plow)
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    noun m.
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    SM
    1) plough, plow (EEUU)
    2) (=reja) ploughshare, plowshare (EEUU)
    3) And (=tierra) ploughland, plowed land (EEUU), tilled land; (=huerto) orchard
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    masculino plow* (AmE), plough (BrE)

    más bruto que un aradoas dumb as an ox (AmE colloq), as thick as two short planks (BrE colloq)

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    = plough [plow, -USA].
    Ex. When sixteen he broke one ankle so badly that he was lamed for life and could no longer follow the plough.
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    * cambiar las espadas por arados = turn + swords into ploughshares.
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    masculino plow* (AmE), plough (BrE)

    más bruto que un aradoas dumb as an ox (AmE colloq), as thick as two short planks (BrE colloq)

    * * *
    = plough [plow, -USA].

    Ex: When sixteen he broke one ankle so badly that he was lamed for life and could no longer follow the plough.

    * cambiar las espadas por arados = turn + swords into ploughshares.

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    plow* ( AmE), plough ( BrE)
    ser más bruto que un arado to be as dumb as an ox ( AmE colloq), to be as thick as two short planks ( BrE colloq)
    Compuesto:
    twin furrow plow*
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    Del verbo arar: ( conjugate arar)

    arado es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    arado    
    arar
    arado sustantivo masculino
    plow( conjugate plow) (AmE), plough (BrE)
    arar ( conjugate arar) verbo transitivo/intransitivo
    to plow (AmE), to plough (BrE)
    arado sustantivo masculino plough, US plow
    arar verbo transitivo to plough, US plow
    ' arado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    cuchilla
    English:
    plough
    - plow
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    arado nm
    1. [apero] plough;
    Fam
    es más bruto o [m5] bestia que un arado [es impetuoso] he always charges ahead without thinking;
    [es torpe] he always makes a mess of everything he does
    2. Col [huerto] orchard
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    m plow, Br
    plough
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    arado nm
    : plow
    * * *
    arado n plough

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  • 5 lisiado

    adj.
    disabled, crippled.
    f. & m.
    crippled person, disabled person, cripple.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: lisiar.
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    1 crippled
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 cripple
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    1. (f. - lisiada)
    noun
    cripple, disabled person
    2. (f. - lisiada)
    adj.
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    lisiado, -a
    1.
    ADJ crippled, lame
    2.
    SM / F cripple
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    I
    - da adjetivo crippled
    II
    - da masculino, femenino cripple
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    = crippled, cripple.
    Ex. The president of the Society for Specific Learning Disabilities gave information on the library needs of crippled children.
    Ex. The author examines how the physically disabled have been depicted over the years, from the association of disability with moral culpability to the more recent portrayal of the cripple as survivor and hero.
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    * dejar lisiado = lame.
    * lisiado de por vida = lamed for life.
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    I
    - da adjetivo crippled
    II
    - da masculino, femenino cripple
    * * *
    = crippled, cripple.

    Ex: The president of the Society for Specific Learning Disabilities gave information on the library needs of crippled children.

    Ex: The author examines how the physically disabled have been depicted over the years, from the association of disability with moral culpability to the more recent portrayal of the cripple as survivor and hero.
    * dejar lisiado = lame.
    * lisiado de por vida = lamed for life.

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    lisiado1 -da
    crippled
    lisiado2 -da
    masculine, feminine
    cripple
    un lisiado de guerra a disabled veteran o ex-serviceman
    los lisiados de guerra the war wounded
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    Del verbo lisiar: ( conjugate lisiar)

    lisiado es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    lisiado    
    lisiar
    lisiado
    ◊ -da adjetivo

    crippled
    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino
    cripple;
    un lisiado de guerra a disabled veteran
    lisiado,-a
    I adjetivo crippled
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino cripple
    lisiar verbo transitivo to cripple

    ' lisiado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    lisiada
    English:
    cripple
    - gammy
    - disable
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    lisiado, -a
    adj
    crippled
    nm,f
    cripple
    * * *
    I adj crippled
    II m, lisiada f cripple
    * * *
    lisiado, -da adj
    : disabled, crippled
    lisiado, -da n
    : disabled person, cripple

    Spanish-English dictionary > lisiado

  • 6 lisiado de por vida

    Ex. When sixteen he broke one ankle so badly that he was lamed for life and could no longer follow the plough.
    * * *

    Ex: When sixteen he broke one ankle so badly that he was lamed for life and could no longer follow the plough.

    Spanish-English dictionary > lisiado de por vida

  • 7 vida

    f.
    1 life (existencia).
    en vida de during the life o lifetime of
    estar con vida to be alive
    perder la vida to lose one's life
    quitar la vida a alguien to kill somebody
    ¿qué es de tu vida? how's life?
    vida amorosa love life
    vida campestre country life
    la vida estudiantil student life
    vida eterna eternal life
    vida de familia family life
    vida laboral working life
    vida matrimonial married life
    vida privada private life
    vida sana clean living
    vida sentimental love life
    vida sexual sex life
    vida social social life
    vida útil shelf life
    2 life span, life span of person, duration.
    3 livelihood, subsistence.
    4 cost of living.
    5 Vida.
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    1 (gen) life
    2 (viveza) liveliness
    3 (tiempo) lifetime, life
    4 (modo de vivir) life, way of life
    5 (medios) living, livelihood
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    amargarle la vida a alguien to make somebody's life a misery
    ¡así es la vida! such is life!, that's life!
    cambiar de vida to change one's life style
    como si le fuera la vida en ello as if his life depended on it
    costarle algo la vida a alguien to pay with one's life
    dar la vida por to give one's life for, give one's right arm for
    dar vida a (parir) to give birth to 2 (realizar) to bring to life
    darse la gran vida / pegarse la gran vida / darse la vida padre familiar to live it up
    debatirse entre la vida y la muerte to fight for one's life
    de por vida for life
    de toda la vida lifelong
    echarse a la vida familiar to go on the game, become a prostitute
    en la flor de la vida in the prime of life
    en mi (tu, su, etc) vida never in my (your, his, etc) life
    en vida de during the life of
    escapar con vida / salir con vida to come out alive, survive
    estar con vida / estar sin vida to be alive / be dead
    ¡esto es vida! / ¡esto sí que es vida! this is the life!
    ganarse la vida to earn one's living
    hacerle la vida imposible a alguien to make life impossible for somebody
    llevar una vida agitada / llevar una vida tranquila to lead a busy life / lead a quiet life
    pagar alguien con su vida to pay with one's life
    ¿qué es de tu vida? how are things?
    quitarle la vida a alguien to take somebody's life
    ¡vida mía! / ¡mi vida! my love!, darling!
    la otra vida the next life
    señales de vida signs of life
    vida de perros dog's life
    vida familiar family life
    vida íntima private life
    vida sentimental love life
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    noun f.
    1) life
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    SF
    1) (=existencia) life

    está escribiendo la vida de Quevedohe is writing the life o a life o a biography of Quevedo

    ¿qué es de tu vida? — what's new?, how's life?

    con vida — alive

    escapar o salir con vida — to escape o come out alive

    en vida de, en vida de mi marido — when my husband was alive, during my husband's lifetime

    ¡en la o mi vida! — never (in all my life)!

    vida o muerte, una operación a vida o muerte — a life-or-death operation

    la otra vida — the next life

    perder la vida — to lose one's life

    de por vida — for life

    quitar la vida a algn — to take sb's life

    quitarse la vida — to take one's own life

    rehacer la vida — to start a new life

    sin vida — lifeless

    un cuerpo sin vida — a (dead) body, a corpse

    toda la vida, un amigo de toda la vida — a lifelong friend

    esperanza
    2) (=forma de vivir) life

    la vida airada(=modo de vida) the criminal life; (=hampa) the underworld

    de vida airada — loose-living, immoral

    mujer de vida alegreloose woman

    la vida cotidianaeveryday life

    doble vida — double life

    llevar una doble vidato lead o live a double life

    hacer vida marital — to live together (as man and wife)

    mala vida, echarse a la mala vida — to go astray

    vida de perros, vida perra — dog's life, wretched life

    3) (=sustento)

    coste de la vida — cost of living

    ganarse la vida — to earn o make one's living

    se gana la vida haciendo traduccioneshe earns o makes his living doing translations

    nivel de vida — standard of living

    buscar 3.
    4) [de objeto]

    vida útil — (Com) lifespan; (Téc) useful life

    5)
    - ¡por vida del chápiro verde!

    contar la vida —

    ¡no me cuentes tu vida! — I don't want your life story!

    costarle la vida a algn —

    dar vida a algn —

    - hacer por la vida

    pasarse la vida —

    pasar la vida a tragos*to have a miserable life

    - tener siete vidas como los gatos
    vivir 2., 1)
    6) (=vitalidad)

    lleno de vida[ojos] lively; [persona] full of life

    dar vida a, la música le da vida a estas imágenes — the music brings these images to life

    ¡vida!, ¡vida mía! — my love!, my darling!

    8) euf
    (=prostitución)
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    1)
    a) (Biol) life

    140 personas perdieron la vida — (period) 140 people lost their lives (journ)

    eso le costó la vida — (period) that cost him his life

    dieron la vida por la patriathey gave o sacrificed their lives for their country

    b) (viveza, vitalidad) life

    le falta vida — it's/she's/he's not very lively

    en la/mi vida: en la or en mi vida he visto cosa igual! I've never seen anything like it in my life!; en la or mi vida haría una cosa así! I'd never dream of doing something like that!; hacerle la vida imposible a alguien to make somebody's life impossible; tener siete vidas — to have nine lives

    3)
    a) (manera de vivir, actividades) life

    ¿qué es de tu vida? — what have you been up to?

    hace or vive su vida — he gets on with o lives his own life

    (así) es la vida! — that's life, such is life

    estar/quedar loco de la vida — (CS fam) to be over the moon (colloq)

    la vida y milagros de alguien — (CS fam) somebody's life story

    pasar a mejor vida — (hum) persona to kick the bucket (colloq); traje/botas to bite the dust (colloq)

    c) ( biografía) life

    buscarse la vida — (fam) to make a living

    5) ( como apelativo) darling
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    = life [lives, -pl.], life story, lifeblood, lifetime [life time], living, life's work, lifework, life and limb.
    Ex. We are comfortable with the things we know and can do because they give us a sense of control over our lives.
    Ex. This study attempts to illustrate and illuminate the life story of a remarkable pioneering woman, Tryn Ras, using pictorial sources.
    Ex. Since libraries are the lifeblood of research, it seems only fitting then that the education of librarians should include familiarity with research methodology.
    Ex. Bibliography and Library science reflect the changes that took place in Bliss's lifetime.
    Ex. They seem to regard literature as a secondary experience, more akin to being a peeping Tom, an impotent voyeur, rather than being one of the healthy, active people who get on with real living.
    Ex. Evelyn Bliss devoted his life's work to the study of classification and BC is the results of his efforts.
    Ex. This is an eloquent, moving testament to the lifework of a major artist of unimpeachable technique and passion.
    Ex. This is a special issue devoted partly to the theme: Life and limb: issues of security and safety.
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    * abrirse camino en la vida = get on in + life.
    * acabar + Posesivo + vida útil = run towards + the end of + Posesivo + useful life.
    * acortar + Posesivo + vida = cut + Posesivo + life short.
    * actitud ante la vida = approach to life.
    * a favor de la vida humana = pro-life.
    * agotar + Posesivo + vida útil = run towards + the end of + Posesivo + useful life.
    * ahorros de toda la vida = life-time savings, life savings.
    * ahorros de toda una vida = life savings.
    * alargar la vida = prolong + life, prolong + longevity.
    * alegrar la vida a Alguien = brighten up + Posesivo + life.
    * al igual que con todo en la vida = as with everything in life.
    * amante de la vida al aire libre = outdoor enthusiast.
    * apostarse la vida = bet + Posesivo + life.
    * aprendizaje a lo largo de la vida = lifelong learning.
    * aprendizaje durante toda la vida = lifelong education.
    * arreglar + Posesivo + vida = put + Posesivo + (own) house in order.
    * arriesgar la vida = risk + life and limb, play + Russian roulette, risk + Posesivo + life.
    * arriesgar + Posesivo + vida = put + Posesivo + life on the line.
    * aspectos de la vida = sphere of life.
    * atentar contra la vida de Alguien = attempt on + Posesivo + life.
    * atraído por la promesa de una vida mejor = drawn by the promise of a better life.
    * aunque me fuera la vida ene ello = for the life of me.
    * autoaprendizaje durante toda la vida = lifelong learning.
    * buena vida = good life.
    * calidad de vida = quality of life.
    * cambiar la vida = change + life.
    * cambiar + Posesivo + vida = turn + Posesivo + life around.
    * ciencias de la vida = biosciences.
    * ciencias de la vida, las = life sciences, the.
    * ciencias sobre la vida en el espacio = space life sciences.
    * circunstancias de la vida = accident of birth.
    * cobrarse la vida de Alguien = claim + life.
    * cobrarse muchas vidas = take + a heavy toll of life.
    * cobrar vida = come + alive, come to + life.
    * comenzar una nueva vida = make + a new life for + Reflexivo.
    * como con todo en la vida = as with everything in life.
    * como forma de vida = as a way of life.
    * como si + Pronombre + fuese la vida en ello = like there's no tomorrow.
    * compañero de vida = lifemate.
    * compañía aseguradora de vida = life-insurance company.
    * compañía de seguros de vida = life-insurance company.
    * complicarse la vida = ask for + trouble.
    * condicionar la vida = condition + life.
    * condiciones de vida = living conditions.
    * conocer vida = see + the world.
    * contar + Posesivo + propia vida y milagros = spill + Posesivo + guts.
    * costar la vida = cost + life.
    * coste de la vida = cost of living.
    * coste de vidas humanas = human cost.
    * crearse una vida = build + life.
    * crucial para la vida de una persona = lifesaving.
    * cuerpo sin vida = dead body.
    * cuestión de vida o muerte = life or death issue.
    * culto a la vida = cult of life.
    * dar la vida = lay down + Posesivo + life, give + Posesivo + life.
    * dar nueva vida = give + Nombre + new life, give + a second life.
    * dar + Posesivo + vida = give + Posesivo + all.
    * dar sentido a la vida = give + meaning to life.
    * dar sentido a + Posesivo + vida = make + sense of + Posesivo + life.
    * dar señales de vida = show + signs of life.
    * dar una segunda vida = give + a second life.
    * dar vida = imbue with + life, animate, bring to + life.
    * dar vida a = jazz up, brighten up, give + life to.
    * dar vida a Algo = bring + Nombre + to life.
    * dedicar la vida a = devote + life to.
    * dedicar toda una vida = spend + lifetime.
    * defensor de la vida humana = pro-lifer.
    * de la vida real = real-life.
    * de por vida = lifelong [life-long], lifetime [life-time].
    * derecho a la vida = right to live.
    * desquiciar + Posesivo + vida = turn + Posesivo + life upside down.
    * de toda la vida = lifelong [life-long].
    * de vida enclaustrada = cloistered.
    * de vida o muerte = lifesaving, life threatening.
    * devolver el sentido a la vida = put + meaning + back in + Posesivo + life.
    * devolver la vida = bring + Nombre + back to life.
    * disfrutar de la vida = sail through + life.
    * diversidad de la vida = biodiversity, diversity of life, life-form diversity.
    * durante toda la vida = lifelong [life-long].
    * durante toda una vida = over a lifetime.
    * durar toda una vida = go on + for a lifetime, last + (for) a lifetime.
    * el amor de + Posesivo + vida = the love of + Posesivo + life.
    * empezar una nueva etapa en la vida = turn over + a new page, turn over + a new leaf.
    * encarcelar de por vida = jail for + life.
    * en el transcurso normal de + Posesivo + vida(s) = in the normal course of + Posesivo + life/lives.
    * enfrentarse a la vida = cope with + life, face + life, cope.
    * en la vida real = in real life.
    * en los primeros años de vida = early in life.
    * en + Posesivo + vida = in + Posesivo + time.
    * enriquecer la vida de Alguien = enrich + Posesivo + life.
    * entregar + Posesivo + vida, = give + Posesivo + all.
    * equipo de mantenimiento artificial de la vida = life-support system.
    * esperanza de vida = life expectancy, lifespan [life span].
    * estilo de vida = lifestyle [life style/life-style], style of life, way of life.
    * estilo de vida alternativo = alternative life-style.
    * etapa de la vida = life stage.
    * expectativas de vida = life expectancy.
    * experiencia de la vida = experience of life.
    * facilitarle la vida a todos = simplify + life for everyone.
    * filosofía de vida = philosophy of life.
    * forma de vida = way of life.
    * ganarse la vida = earn + a living, make + a living, earn + income, earn + Posesivo + living, make + Posesivo + living, Verbo + for a living.
    * ganarse la vida a duras penas = eke out + a living, scratch (out) + a living, scrape + a living, eke out + an existence.
    * habilidades necesarias para la vida cotidiana = life skills.
    * hábitos de vida = lifestyle [life style/life-style].
    * hacer frente a la vida = cope.
    * hacer la vida imposible = make + life hell.
    * hacerle la vida más simple a todos = simplify + life for everyone.
    * hacer que la vida sea un infierno = make + life hell.
    * hacerse un hueco en la vida = get on in + life.
    * hacer vida social = socialise [socialize, -USA].
    * historia de vida = life history.
    * índice del coste de (la) vida = cost of living index.
    * índice del costo de (la) vida = cost of living index.
    * infundir nueva vida a = breathe + (new) life into.
    * inmiscuirse en la vida de Alguien = intrude on + Posesivo + privacy.
    * jugarse la vida = play + Russian roulette, risk + Posesivo + life, risk + life and limb, bet + Posesivo + life.
    * la oportunidad de + Posesivo + vida = the opportunity of a lifetime.
    * la vida continúa = the show must go on.
    * la vida + continuar = life + go on.
    * la vida es así = life's like that.
    * ¡la vida no es un camino de rosas! = the course of true love never did run smooth!.
    * la vida + seguir = life + go on.
    * ley de vida = fact of life, laws of nature.
    * lienzo de la vida, el = canvas of life, the.
    * línea de vida = lifeline.
    * lisiado de por vida = lamed for life.
    * lisiar a Alguien de por vida = lame + Nombre + for life.
    * llegar al final de su vida útil = come to + the end of + Posesivo + useful life, reach + the end of + Posesivo + useful life.
    * lleno de vida = vibrant, feisty [feistier -comp., feistiest -sup.], spry [spryer comp., spryest -sup.], sprightly [sprightlier -comp., sprightliest -sup.], spirited, teeming with life, vivacious, ebullient, saucy [saucier -comp., sauciest -sup.].
    * llevar una vida + Ajetivo = lead + an + Adjetivo + existence.
    * llevar una vida arriesgada = live + dangerously, live + dangerously close to the edge.
    * llevar una vida de perros = lead + a dog's life.
    * llevar una vida miserable = live + wretched existence.
    * mantener la vida = sustain + life.
    * mantenimiento artificial de la vida = life support.
    * mejorar la calidad de vida = improve + living standards, raise + living standards.
    * mejorar + Posesivo + calidad de vida = raise + Posesivo + quality of living.
    * mejorar + Posesivo + vida = improve + Posesivo + life.
    * meterse en la vida de Alguien = intrude on + Posesivo + privacy.
    * mientras hay vida hay esperanza = where there's life there's hope.
    * modo de vida = way of life.
    * modo de vida tradicional = folklife.
    * muerto en vida = living dead.
    * nada en la vida es gratuito = you cannot make an omelette without breaking eggs.
    * nivel de vida = standard of living, living standard.
    * no tener vida privada = like being in a (gold)fish bowl.
    * nueva vida = greener pastures, pastures new.
    * oportunidad única en la vida = chance of a lifetime.
    * otra vida, la = afterlife [after-life].
    * para toda la vida = lifelong [life-long], for life.
    * pasar a mejor vida = bite + the dust, give up + the ghost.
    * pasar a vida mejor = lay + Nombre + low.
    * perder la vida = lose + Posesivo + life.
    * pérdida de vidas = loss of life, toll on life.
    * perdonar la vida = spare + life.
    * permanecer con vida = stay + alive.
    * pletórico de vida = teeming with life.
    * poner en peligro la vida = risk + Posesivo + life, risk + life and limb.
    * poner la vida en peligro = put + Posesivo + life at risk.
    * por toda la vida = lifetime [life-time].
    * por toda una vida = lifetime [life-time].
    * posteriormente en + Posesivo + vida = in later life.
    * problemas de la vida = life problems [life-problems].
    * prolongar la vida = prolong + life, prolong + longevity.
    * prolongar la vida útil = extend + the useful life, prolong + useful life, increase + useful life.
    * que cambia la vida = life-changing, life-altering.
    * que da vida = life-giving.
    * que mejora la calidad de vida = life-enhancing.
    * que pone la vida en peligro = life threatening.
    * quitarse la vida = take + Posesivo + (own) life.
    * rebosante de vida y energía = all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.
    * reconstruir + Posesivo + vida = rebuild + Posesivo + life.
    * reformar + Posesivo + vida = reform + Posesivo + life.
    * régimen de vida = lifestyle [life style/life-style].
    * rehacer + Posesivo + vida = rebuild + Posesivo + life.
    * salir adelante en la vida, = get on in + life.
    * salvar la vida = save + life.
    * salvar la vida de milagro = have + a close shave with death.
    * secreto de la vida, el = secret of life, the.
    * seguir con + Posesivo + vida normal = get on with + Posesivo + life.
    * seguro de vida = life insurance.
    * seguro de vida a término = term life insurance.
    * seguro de vida vitalicio = whole life insurance.
    * sentido de la vida, el = meaning of life, the.
    * sentido de la vida y al muerte, el = meaning of life and death, the.
    * ser todo vida = be all life.
    * situaciones de la vida = life situations [life-situations].
    * soplo de vida = kiss of life.
    * tener éxito en la vida = succeed in + life, get on in + life.
    * tener una vida larga y próspera = live + long and prosper.
    * toda la vida = from the cradle to the grave, whole lifelong, whole life.
    * toda una vida = a lifetime.
    * toda una vida de experiencia = a lifetime of experience.
    * toda una vida de trabajo = a lifetime of work.
    * trabajo de toda una vida = life's work, lifework.
    * triunfar en la vida = succeed in + life.
    * truncar + Posesivo + vida = snip + Posesivo + life short, cut + Posesivo + life short.
    * una cuestión de vida o muerte = a matter of life and death.
    * una oportunidad única en la vida = once in a lifetime opportunity.
    * una vez en la vida = once in a lifetime.
    * una vez en + Posesivo + vida = once in + Posesivo + lifetime.
    * ver las cosas positivas de la vida = look on + the bright side of life.
    * vida acuática = aquatic life.
    * vida afectiva = love life.
    * vida amorosa = love life.
    * vida animal = animal life.
    * vida a toda pastilla = life in the fast lane.
    * vida + cambiar por completo = turn + Posesivo + life around.
    * vida cívica = civic life.
    * vida civil = civic life.
    * vida como trabajador = working life.
    * vida corporativa = corporate life.
    * vida cotidiana = daily life, everyday living, daily living.
    * vida cotidiana, la = day to day life, the, everyday life.
    * vida cultural = cultural life.
    * vida + dar un giro de 180 grados = turn + Posesivo + life around.
    * vida + dar un vuelco = turn + Posesivo + life upside down.
    * vida de archivo = archival life.
    * vida de, la = life nerve of, the.
    * vida de la ciudad = urban life, city life.
    * vida de la comunidad = community life.
    * vida del mundo literario = literary life.
    * vida de perros = a dog's life.
    * vida desenfrenada = life in the fast lane.
    * vida desequilibrada = unbalanced life, imbalanced life.
    * vida después de la muerte = afterlife [after-life].
    * vida diaria = daily life.
    * vida diaria, la = everyday life.
    * vida dilatada = long life.
    * vida disoluta = life in the fast lane, loose life.
    * vida doméstica = domestic life, home life.
    * vida emocional = emotional life.
    * vida en el campo = rural life.
    * vida en el entorno familiar = family life.
    * vida en el hogar = home life.
    * vida en el trabajo = job life.
    * vida entera, la = whole lifelong, whole life.
    * vida equilibrada = balanced life.
    * vida espiritual = spiritual life.
    * vida + expirar = life + expire.
    * vida extraterrestre = alien life.
    * vida fácil = fast living.
    * vida familiar = family life.
    * vida futura = future life.
    * vida humana = human life.
    * vida laboral = working life.
    * vida literaria = literary life.
    * vida marítima = seafaring.
    * vida media = half-life.
    * vida mejor = better life.
    * vida moderna, la = modern life.
    * vida nocturna = nightlife, night life.
    * vida or muerte = life or death.
    * vida pasada = previous life.
    * vida + pender + de un hilo = live on + the line.
    * vida personal = personal life.
    * vida privada = private life.
    * vida profesional = professional life.
    * vida pública = public life.
    * vida real = real life.
    * vida rural = rural life.
    * vida salvaje = wildlife.
    * vida sana = healthy life.
    * vida sentimental = love life.
    * vida sexual = sex life.
    * vida social = social life.
    * vida urbana = city life, urban life.
    * vida útil = lifetime [life time], life expectancy, lifespan [life span], useful life, shelf life, service life.
    * vida útil de un documento = shelf life.
    * vida vegetal = plant life.
    * vivir la vida al máximo = live + life to the full.
    * volver a la vida normal = get (back) into + the swings of things.
    * vuelta a la vida = resuscitation, resurrection.
    * * *
    1)
    a) (Biol) life

    140 personas perdieron la vida — (period) 140 people lost their lives (journ)

    eso le costó la vida — (period) that cost him his life

    dieron la vida por la patriathey gave o sacrificed their lives for their country

    b) (viveza, vitalidad) life

    le falta vida — it's/she's/he's not very lively

    en la/mi vida: en la or en mi vida he visto cosa igual! I've never seen anything like it in my life!; en la or mi vida haría una cosa así! I'd never dream of doing something like that!; hacerle la vida imposible a alguien to make somebody's life impossible; tener siete vidas — to have nine lives

    3)
    a) (manera de vivir, actividades) life

    ¿qué es de tu vida? — what have you been up to?

    hace or vive su vida — he gets on with o lives his own life

    (así) es la vida! — that's life, such is life

    estar/quedar loco de la vida — (CS fam) to be over the moon (colloq)

    la vida y milagros de alguien — (CS fam) somebody's life story

    pasar a mejor vida — (hum) persona to kick the bucket (colloq); traje/botas to bite the dust (colloq)

    c) ( biografía) life

    buscarse la vida — (fam) to make a living

    5) ( como apelativo) darling
    * * *
    = life [lives, -pl.], life story, lifeblood, lifetime [life time], living, life's work, lifework, life and limb.

    Ex: We are comfortable with the things we know and can do because they give us a sense of control over our lives.

    Ex: This study attempts to illustrate and illuminate the life story of a remarkable pioneering woman, Tryn Ras, using pictorial sources.
    Ex: Since libraries are the lifeblood of research, it seems only fitting then that the education of librarians should include familiarity with research methodology.
    Ex: Bibliography and Library science reflect the changes that took place in Bliss's lifetime.
    Ex: They seem to regard literature as a secondary experience, more akin to being a peeping Tom, an impotent voyeur, rather than being one of the healthy, active people who get on with real living.
    Ex: Evelyn Bliss devoted his life's work to the study of classification and BC is the results of his efforts.
    Ex: This is an eloquent, moving testament to the lifework of a major artist of unimpeachable technique and passion.
    Ex: This is a special issue devoted partly to the theme: Life and limb: issues of security and safety.
    * abrirse camino en la vida = get on in + life.
    * acabar + Posesivo + vida útil = run towards + the end of + Posesivo + useful life.
    * acortar + Posesivo + vida = cut + Posesivo + life short.
    * actitud ante la vida = approach to life.
    * a favor de la vida humana = pro-life.
    * agotar + Posesivo + vida útil = run towards + the end of + Posesivo + useful life.
    * ahorros de toda la vida = life-time savings, life savings.
    * ahorros de toda una vida = life savings.
    * alargar la vida = prolong + life, prolong + longevity.
    * alegrar la vida a Alguien = brighten up + Posesivo + life.
    * al igual que con todo en la vida = as with everything in life.
    * amante de la vida al aire libre = outdoor enthusiast.
    * apostarse la vida = bet + Posesivo + life.
    * aprendizaje a lo largo de la vida = lifelong learning.
    * aprendizaje durante toda la vida = lifelong education.
    * arreglar + Posesivo + vida = put + Posesivo + (own) house in order.
    * arriesgar la vida = risk + life and limb, play + Russian roulette, risk + Posesivo + life.
    * arriesgar + Posesivo + vida = put + Posesivo + life on the line.
    * aspectos de la vida = sphere of life.
    * atentar contra la vida de Alguien = attempt on + Posesivo + life.
    * atraído por la promesa de una vida mejor = drawn by the promise of a better life.
    * aunque me fuera la vida ene ello = for the life of me.
    * autoaprendizaje durante toda la vida = lifelong learning.
    * buena vida = good life.
    * calidad de vida = quality of life.
    * cambiar la vida = change + life.
    * cambiar + Posesivo + vida = turn + Posesivo + life around.
    * ciencias de la vida = biosciences.
    * ciencias de la vida, las = life sciences, the.
    * ciencias sobre la vida en el espacio = space life sciences.
    * circunstancias de la vida = accident of birth.
    * cobrarse la vida de Alguien = claim + life.
    * cobrarse muchas vidas = take + a heavy toll of life.
    * cobrar vida = come + alive, come to + life.
    * comenzar una nueva vida = make + a new life for + Reflexivo.
    * como con todo en la vida = as with everything in life.
    * como forma de vida = as a way of life.
    * como si + Pronombre + fuese la vida en ello = like there's no tomorrow.
    * compañero de vida = lifemate.
    * compañía aseguradora de vida = life-insurance company.
    * compañía de seguros de vida = life-insurance company.
    * complicarse la vida = ask for + trouble.
    * condicionar la vida = condition + life.
    * condiciones de vida = living conditions.
    * conocer vida = see + the world.
    * contar + Posesivo + propia vida y milagros = spill + Posesivo + guts.
    * costar la vida = cost + life.
    * coste de la vida = cost of living.
    * coste de vidas humanas = human cost.
    * crearse una vida = build + life.
    * crucial para la vida de una persona = lifesaving.
    * cuerpo sin vida = dead body.
    * cuestión de vida o muerte = life or death issue.
    * culto a la vida = cult of life.
    * dar la vida = lay down + Posesivo + life, give + Posesivo + life.
    * dar nueva vida = give + Nombre + new life, give + a second life.
    * dar + Posesivo + vida = give + Posesivo + all.
    * dar sentido a la vida = give + meaning to life.
    * dar sentido a + Posesivo + vida = make + sense of + Posesivo + life.
    * dar señales de vida = show + signs of life.
    * dar una segunda vida = give + a second life.
    * dar vida = imbue with + life, animate, bring to + life.
    * dar vida a = jazz up, brighten up, give + life to.
    * dar vida a Algo = bring + Nombre + to life.
    * dedicar la vida a = devote + life to.
    * dedicar toda una vida = spend + lifetime.
    * defensor de la vida humana = pro-lifer.
    * de la vida real = real-life.
    * de por vida = lifelong [life-long], lifetime [life-time].
    * derecho a la vida = right to live.
    * desquiciar + Posesivo + vida = turn + Posesivo + life upside down.
    * de toda la vida = lifelong [life-long].
    * de vida enclaustrada = cloistered.
    * de vida o muerte = lifesaving, life threatening.
    * devolver el sentido a la vida = put + meaning + back in + Posesivo + life.
    * devolver la vida = bring + Nombre + back to life.
    * disfrutar de la vida = sail through + life.
    * diversidad de la vida = biodiversity, diversity of life, life-form diversity.
    * durante toda la vida = lifelong [life-long].
    * durante toda una vida = over a lifetime.
    * durar toda una vida = go on + for a lifetime, last + (for) a lifetime.
    * el amor de + Posesivo + vida = the love of + Posesivo + life.
    * empezar una nueva etapa en la vida = turn over + a new page, turn over + a new leaf.
    * encarcelar de por vida = jail for + life.
    * en el transcurso normal de + Posesivo + vida(s) = in the normal course of + Posesivo + life/lives.
    * enfrentarse a la vida = cope with + life, face + life, cope.
    * en la vida real = in real life.
    * en los primeros años de vida = early in life.
    * en + Posesivo + vida = in + Posesivo + time.
    * enriquecer la vida de Alguien = enrich + Posesivo + life.
    * entregar + Posesivo + vida, = give + Posesivo + all.
    * equipo de mantenimiento artificial de la vida = life-support system.
    * esperanza de vida = life expectancy, lifespan [life span].
    * estilo de vida = lifestyle [life style/life-style], style of life, way of life.
    * estilo de vida alternativo = alternative life-style.
    * etapa de la vida = life stage.
    * expectativas de vida = life expectancy.
    * experiencia de la vida = experience of life.
    * facilitarle la vida a todos = simplify + life for everyone.
    * filosofía de vida = philosophy of life.
    * forma de vida = way of life.
    * ganarse la vida = earn + a living, make + a living, earn + income, earn + Posesivo + living, make + Posesivo + living, Verbo + for a living.
    * ganarse la vida a duras penas = eke out + a living, scratch (out) + a living, scrape + a living, eke out + an existence.
    * habilidades necesarias para la vida cotidiana = life skills.
    * hábitos de vida = lifestyle [life style/life-style].
    * hacer frente a la vida = cope.
    * hacer la vida imposible = make + life hell.
    * hacerle la vida más simple a todos = simplify + life for everyone.
    * hacer que la vida sea un infierno = make + life hell.
    * hacerse un hueco en la vida = get on in + life.
    * hacer vida social = socialise [socialize, -USA].
    * historia de vida = life history.
    * índice del coste de (la) vida = cost of living index.
    * índice del costo de (la) vida = cost of living index.
    * infundir nueva vida a = breathe + (new) life into.
    * inmiscuirse en la vida de Alguien = intrude on + Posesivo + privacy.
    * jugarse la vida = play + Russian roulette, risk + Posesivo + life, risk + life and limb, bet + Posesivo + life.
    * la oportunidad de + Posesivo + vida = the opportunity of a lifetime.
    * la vida continúa = the show must go on.
    * la vida + continuar = life + go on.
    * la vida es así = life's like that.
    * ¡la vida no es un camino de rosas! = the course of true love never did run smooth!.
    * la vida + seguir = life + go on.
    * ley de vida = fact of life, laws of nature.
    * lienzo de la vida, el = canvas of life, the.
    * línea de vida = lifeline.
    * lisiado de por vida = lamed for life.
    * lisiar a Alguien de por vida = lame + Nombre + for life.
    * llegar al final de su vida útil = come to + the end of + Posesivo + useful life, reach + the end of + Posesivo + useful life.
    * lleno de vida = vibrant, feisty [feistier -comp., feistiest -sup.], spry [spryer comp., spryest -sup.], sprightly [sprightlier -comp., sprightliest -sup.], spirited, teeming with life, vivacious, ebullient, saucy [saucier -comp., sauciest -sup.].
    * llevar una vida + Ajetivo = lead + an + Adjetivo + existence.
    * llevar una vida arriesgada = live + dangerously, live + dangerously close to the edge.
    * llevar una vida de perros = lead + a dog's life.
    * llevar una vida miserable = live + wretched existence.
    * mantener la vida = sustain + life.
    * mantenimiento artificial de la vida = life support.
    * mejorar la calidad de vida = improve + living standards, raise + living standards.
    * mejorar + Posesivo + calidad de vida = raise + Posesivo + quality of living.
    * mejorar + Posesivo + vida = improve + Posesivo + life.
    * meterse en la vida de Alguien = intrude on + Posesivo + privacy.
    * mientras hay vida hay esperanza = where there's life there's hope.
    * modo de vida = way of life.
    * modo de vida tradicional = folklife.
    * muerto en vida = living dead.
    * nada en la vida es gratuito = you cannot make an omelette without breaking eggs.
    * nivel de vida = standard of living, living standard.
    * no tener vida privada = like being in a (gold)fish bowl.
    * nueva vida = greener pastures, pastures new.
    * oportunidad única en la vida = chance of a lifetime.
    * otra vida, la = afterlife [after-life].
    * para toda la vida = lifelong [life-long], for life.
    * pasar a mejor vida = bite + the dust, give up + the ghost.
    * pasar a vida mejor = lay + Nombre + low.
    * perder la vida = lose + Posesivo + life.
    * pérdida de vidas = loss of life, toll on life.
    * perdonar la vida = spare + life.
    * permanecer con vida = stay + alive.
    * pletórico de vida = teeming with life.
    * poner en peligro la vida = risk + Posesivo + life, risk + life and limb.
    * poner la vida en peligro = put + Posesivo + life at risk.
    * por toda la vida = lifetime [life-time].
    * por toda una vida = lifetime [life-time].
    * posteriormente en + Posesivo + vida = in later life.
    * problemas de la vida = life problems [life-problems].
    * prolongar la vida = prolong + life, prolong + longevity.
    * prolongar la vida útil = extend + the useful life, prolong + useful life, increase + useful life.
    * que cambia la vida = life-changing, life-altering.
    * que da vida = life-giving.
    * que mejora la calidad de vida = life-enhancing.
    * que pone la vida en peligro = life threatening.
    * quitarse la vida = take + Posesivo + (own) life.
    * rebosante de vida y energía = all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.
    * reconstruir + Posesivo + vida = rebuild + Posesivo + life.
    * reformar + Posesivo + vida = reform + Posesivo + life.
    * régimen de vida = lifestyle [life style/life-style].
    * rehacer + Posesivo + vida = rebuild + Posesivo + life.
    * salir adelante en la vida, = get on in + life.
    * salvar la vida = save + life.
    * salvar la vida de milagro = have + a close shave with death.
    * secreto de la vida, el = secret of life, the.
    * seguir con + Posesivo + vida normal = get on with + Posesivo + life.
    * seguro de vida = life insurance.
    * seguro de vida a término = term life insurance.
    * seguro de vida vitalicio = whole life insurance.
    * sentido de la vida, el = meaning of life, the.
    * sentido de la vida y al muerte, el = meaning of life and death, the.
    * ser todo vida = be all life.
    * situaciones de la vida = life situations [life-situations].
    * soplo de vida = kiss of life.
    * tener éxito en la vida = succeed in + life, get on in + life.
    * tener una vida larga y próspera = live + long and prosper.
    * toda la vida = from the cradle to the grave, whole lifelong, whole life.
    * toda una vida = a lifetime.
    * toda una vida de experiencia = a lifetime of experience.
    * toda una vida de trabajo = a lifetime of work.
    * trabajo de toda una vida = life's work, lifework.
    * triunfar en la vida = succeed in + life.
    * truncar + Posesivo + vida = snip + Posesivo + life short, cut + Posesivo + life short.
    * una cuestión de vida o muerte = a matter of life and death.
    * una oportunidad única en la vida = once in a lifetime opportunity.
    * una vez en la vida = once in a lifetime.
    * una vez en + Posesivo + vida = once in + Posesivo + lifetime.
    * ver las cosas positivas de la vida = look on + the bright side of life.
    * vida acuática = aquatic life.
    * vida afectiva = love life.
    * vida amorosa = love life.
    * vida animal = animal life.
    * vida a toda pastilla = life in the fast lane.
    * vida + cambiar por completo = turn + Posesivo + life around.
    * vida cívica = civic life.
    * vida civil = civic life.
    * vida como trabajador = working life.
    * vida corporativa = corporate life.
    * vida cotidiana = daily life, everyday living, daily living.
    * vida cotidiana, la = day to day life, the, everyday life.
    * vida cultural = cultural life.
    * vida + dar un giro de 180 grados = turn + Posesivo + life around.
    * vida + dar un vuelco = turn + Posesivo + life upside down.
    * vida de archivo = archival life.
    * vida de, la = life nerve of, the.
    * vida de la ciudad = urban life, city life.
    * vida de la comunidad = community life.
    * vida del mundo literario = literary life.
    * vida de perros = a dog's life.
    * vida desenfrenada = life in the fast lane.
    * vida desequilibrada = unbalanced life, imbalanced life.
    * vida después de la muerte = afterlife [after-life].
    * vida diaria = daily life.
    * vida diaria, la = everyday life.
    * vida dilatada = long life.
    * vida disoluta = life in the fast lane, loose life.
    * vida doméstica = domestic life, home life.
    * vida emocional = emotional life.
    * vida en el campo = rural life.
    * vida en el entorno familiar = family life.
    * vida en el hogar = home life.
    * vida en el trabajo = job life.
    * vida entera, la = whole lifelong, whole life.
    * vida equilibrada = balanced life.
    * vida espiritual = spiritual life.
    * vida + expirar = life + expire.
    * vida extraterrestre = alien life.
    * vida fácil = fast living.
    * vida familiar = family life.
    * vida futura = future life.
    * vida humana = human life.
    * vida laboral = working life.
    * vida literaria = literary life.
    * vida marítima = seafaring.
    * vida media = half-life.
    * vida mejor = better life.
    * vida moderna, la = modern life.
    * vida nocturna = nightlife, night life.
    * vida or muerte = life or death.
    * vida pasada = previous life.
    * vida + pender + de un hilo = live on + the line.
    * vida personal = personal life.
    * vida privada = private life.
    * vida profesional = professional life.
    * vida pública = public life.
    * vida real = real life.
    * vida rural = rural life.
    * vida salvaje = wildlife.
    * vida sana = healthy life.
    * vida sentimental = love life.
    * vida sexual = sex life.
    * vida social = social life.
    * vida urbana = city life, urban life.
    * vida útil = lifetime [life time], life expectancy, lifespan [life span], useful life, shelf life, service life.
    * vida útil de un documento = shelf life.
    * vida vegetal = plant life.
    * vivir la vida al máximo = live + life to the full.
    * volver a la vida normal = get (back) into + the swings of things.
    * vuelta a la vida = resuscitation, resurrection.

    * * *
    A
    1 ( Biol) life
    la vida marina marine life
    a los tres meses de vida at three months (old)
    el derecho a la vida the right to life
    no pudieron salvarle la vida they were unable to save his life
    era una cuestión de vida o muerte it was a matter of life and death
    se debate entre la vida y la muerte she's fighting for her life
    140 personas perdieron la vida en el accidente ( period); 140 people lost their lives in the accident ( journ)
    quitarse la vida to take one's (own) life ( frml)
    el accidente que le costó la vida ( period); the accident that cost him his life
    jugarse la vida to risk one's life
    se puso como si le fuera la vida en ello he behaved as if his life depended on it
    sólo tres personas lograron salir con vida only three people escaped alive, there were only three survivors
    encontraron su cuerpo sin vida junto al río ( period); his body was found by the river
    el cuerpo sin vida de su amada ( liter); the lifeless body of his beloved ( liter)
    dieron la vida por la patria they gave o sacrificed their lives for their country
    la mujer que te dio la vida the woman who brought you into this world
    el actor que da vida al personaje de Napoleón the actor who plays o portrays Napoleon
    con la vida en un hilo or pendiente de un hilo: estuvo un mes entero con la vida en un hilo his life hung by a thread for a whole month
    real como la vida misma true, true-life
    es una historia real como la vida misma it's a true o true-life story
    mientras hay vida hay esperanza where there is life there is hope
    2 (viveza, vitalidad) life
    es un niño sano, lleno de vida he's a healthy child, full of life
    la ciudad es bonita, pero le falta vida it's a nice city but it's not very lively o it doesn't have much life
    unas cortinas amarillas le darían vida a la habitación yellow curtains would liven up o brighten up the room
    se pasa la vida viendo la televisión he spends his life watching television
    toda una vida dedicada a la enseñanza a lifetime dedicated to teaching
    a lo largo de su vida throughout his life
    en vida de tu padre when your father was alive
    la corta vida del último gobierno the short life of the last government
    la relación tuvo una vida muy corta the relationship was very short-lived
    la vida de un coche/electrodoméstico the life-span of a car/an electrical appliance
    cuando encuentres al hombre de tu vida when you find the man of your dreams o your Mr Right
    es el amor de mi vida she's the love of my life
    amargarle la vida a algn to make sb's life a misery
    amargarse la vida to make oneself miserable
    complicarle la vida a algn to make sb's life difficult
    complicarse la vida to make life difficult for oneself
    de por vida for life
    de toda la vida loc adj/adv (desde siempre) lifelong
    se conocen de toda la vida they know each other from way back
    un programa/una medicina de toda la vida a run-of-the-mill program*/medicine
    un amigo/votante de toda la vida a lifelong friend/voter
    en la/mi vida: ¡en la or en mi vida he visto cosa igual! I've never seen anything like it in my life!
    ¡en la or mi vida haría una cosa así! I'd never dream of doing something like that!
    en mi perra vida lo he visto (CS fam); I've never seen him in my life
    enterrarse en vida to cut oneself off from the world
    hacerle la vida imposible a algn to make sb's life impossible
    C
    1 (manera de vivir, actividades) life
    lleva una vida muy ajetreada she leads a very busy life
    la medicina/pintura es toda su vida she lives for medicine/painting
    ¿qué tal? ¿qué es de tu vida? how are you? what have you been up to?
    déjalo que haga or viva su vida let him get on with o let him live his own life
    ¡esto sí que es vida! this is the life!
    ¡(así) es la vida! that's life, such is life
    la vida le sonríe fortune has smiled on her
    hacen vida de casados or marital they live together
    comparten la casa pero no hacen vida en común they share the house but they lead separate lives o they live separately
    ¡qué vida ésta! what a life!
    ¡qué vida más cruel! ( hum); it's a hard life! ( hum)
    darse or pegarse una or la gran vida to have an easy life ( colloq), to live the life of Riley ( colloq)
    estar encantado de la vida to be thrilled, to be thrilled to bits ( colloq), to be over the moon ( colloq)
    está encantada de la vida con el nuevo trabajo she's thrilled to bits o she's over the moon with her new job
    ¿podríamos hacer la fiesta en tu casa? — por mí, encantado de la vida could we have the party at your house? — I'd be delighted to o that's absolutely fine by me
    estar/quedar loco de la vida (CS fam); to be over the moon ( colloq), to be thrilled
    la vida y milagros or ( RPI) la vida, obra y misterios ( fam); life story
    se sabe la vida y milagros de todo el mundo he knows everybody's life story
    pasar a mejor vida ( hum) «persona» to kick the bucket ( colloq), to croak ( colloq);
    «vestido/zapatos» to bite the dust ( colloq)
    pegarse la vida padre ( fam); to have an easy life
    vida privada/militar private/military life
    su vida sentimental or amorosa his love life
    la vida y obra de Cervantes the life and works of Cervantes
    las vidas de los santos the lives of the saints
    Compuestos:
    ( euf):
    ser de vida alegre to be in the profession o the life ( AmE), to be on the game ( BrE colloq)
    life of contemplation
    ( fam); dog's life
    tuvo una vida de perros she led a dog's life
    vida eterna or perdurable
    la vida eterna or perdurable eternal o everlasting life
    nightlife
    social life
    no hacen mucha vida social they don't socialize much, they don't have much social life
    D
    (necesidades materiales): con ese dinero tiene la vida resuelta with that money she's set up for life
    la vida está carísima everything is so expensive, the cost of living is very high
    ganarse la vida to earn one's o a living
    buscarse la vida ( fam): me busco la vida como puedo one way or another I get by o I make a living
    ¡pues, ahora que se busque la vida! well, now he'll have to stand on his own two feet o get by on his own!
    ¡mi vida! or ¡vida mía! my darling!, darling!
    pero hija de mi vida ¿cómo se te ocurrió hacer eso? but my dear, what made you do that?
    * * *

     

    vida sustantivo femenino
    1
    a) (Biol) life;


    una cuestión de vida o muerte a matter of life and death;
    quitarse la vida to take one's (own) life (frml);
    salir con vida to escape alive
    b) (viveza, vitalidad) life;


    le falta vida it's/she's/he's not very lively
    2 ( extensión de tiempo, existencia) life;

    toda una vida a lifetime;
    la vida de un coche the life-span of a car;
    un amigo de toda la vida a lifelong friend;
    amargarle la vida a algn to make sb's life a misery;
    complicarse la vida to make life difficult for oneself;
    de por vida for life;
    hacerle la vida imposible a algn to make sb's life impossible
    3 (manera de vivir, actividades) life;

    ¿qué es de tu vida? what have you been up to?;
    hace or vive su vida he lives his own life;
    ¡esto sí que es vida! this is the life!;
    ¡(así) es la vida! that's life, such is life;
    vida privada private life;
    su vida sentimental his love life;
    una mujer de vida alegre a woman of easy virtue;
    ¡qué vida de perros! it's a dog's life;
    hacer vida social to socialize;
    estar encantado de la vida to be thrilled, to be over the moon (colloq)
    4 ( necesidades materiales):

    ganarse la vida to earn one's o a living;
    tiene la vida resuelta he's set up for life
    5 ( como apelativo) darling;
    ¡mi vida! (my) darling!

    vida sustantivo femenino
    1 (existencia) life: no hay vida en Marte, there is no life on Mars
    estar con vida, to be alive
    quitarse la vida, to take one's own life
    2 (periodo vital) life: toda la vida ha sido socialista, he's been a socialist all his life
    de corta vida, short-lived
    toda una vida, a lifetime
    3 (modo de vida) ¿cómo te va la vida?, how's life?
    la literatura es su vida, he lives for literature o literature is his life
    lleva una vida muy desordenada, she lives o leads a very chaotic life
    ♦ Locuciones: familiar ¡esto es vida!, this is the life (situación muy agradable, placentera) ¡esto es vida!, todo el día tumbado sin tener que trabajar, this is the life! lazing around all day without having to work
    fam (resolver un asunto, problema) buscarse la vida: no tengo dinero, - me da igual, ¡búscate la vida!, I haven't got any money, - I couldn't care less, go and sort your own problems out
    figurado Lit Cine Teat (representar un personaje) dar vida: en esa película el actor da vida a Napoleón, in that film the actor plays the part of Napoleon
    dar la vida, to sacrifice o give one's life
    ganarse la vida, to earn one's living
    fig fam (morir) pasar a mejor vida, to pass away
    (independencia) tener/vivir su (propia) vida alguien: ya no está con sus padres, tiene su propia vida, he isn't with his parents anymore, he's living his own life
    a vida o muerte, (situación de alto riesgo) le tuvieron que operar a vida o muerte, it was a life or death operation
    de mi/tu/su... vida: el amor de mi vida, the love of my life
    de por vida, for life
    de toda la vida, lifelong
    en la vida, never in one's life
    Rel la otra vida, the next life
    familiar vida de perros, dog's life
    fam (hechos y anécdotas de un personaje o persona) vida y milagros de alguien, the full details about sb
    ' vida' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    agitada
    - agitado
    - amargarse
    - andar
    - atentar
    - comentar
    - complicarse
    - constante
    - contemplativa
    - contemplativo
    - convivencia
    - conyugal
    - cosa
    - crepúsculo
    - cruzarse
    - delante
    - descansada
    - descansado
    - desengañarse
    - desgraciada
    - desgraciado
    - encarrilar
    - episodio
    - ser
    - ermitaña
    - ermitaño
    - esperanza
    - flor
    - ir
    - ganarse
    - hipótesis
    - ilusión
    - indigna
    - indigno
    - inerte
    - intrepidez
    - jamás
    - juego
    - jugar
    - martirio
    - muerta
    - muerto
    - mujer
    - normalización
    - oportunidad
    - padecer
    - padre
    - pajolera
    - pajolero
    - pantalla
    English:
    abundance
    - account
    - active
    - afterlife
    - alive
    - amenities
    - assurance
    - attempt
    - bang up
    - battle
    - bread
    - breeding ground
    - bright
    - busy
    - carp
    - chapter
    - clean
    - conception
    - cost
    - cost of living
    - crossroads
    - dead
    - dear
    - dedicate
    - destroy
    - dodge
    - dog
    - domestic
    - earn
    - easy
    - eccentric
    - emigrate
    - existence
    - fascination
    - flat
    - give up
    - gracious
    - greed
    - greediness
    - hell
    - herself
    - high life
    - himself
    - hurdle
    - impossible
    - index-linked
    - insurance
    - lead
    - life
    - life expectancy
    * * *
    vida nf
    1. [estado fisiológico, hecho de existir] life;
    ¿hay vida en otros planetas? is there life on other planets?;
    el cuerpo sin vida de un soldado the lifeless body of a soldier;
    el conflicto se cobró muchas vidas many lives were lost in the conflict;
    aquello le costó la vida that cost him his life;
    dar la vida por to give one's life for;
    estar con vida to be alive;
    va a ser una operación a vida o muerte the operation may save his life but it may also kill him;
    estar entre la vida y la muerte to be at death's door;
    perder la vida to lose one's life;
    quitarse la vida to take one's (own) life;
    salir con vida to come out alive;
    como si la vida le fuera en ello as if his/her life depended on it;
    ser una cuestión o [m5] un asunto de vida o muerte to be a matter of life and death;
    enterrarse en vida to forsake the world;
    pasar a mejor vida Euf [persona] to pass away;
    [prenda, aparato, utensilio] to have had it;
    la otra vida the next life;
    tenía la vida pendiente de un hilo her life was hanging by a thread;
    mientras hay vida hay esperanza hope springs eternal
    vida artificial artificial life;
    la vida eterna eternal life;
    vida extraterrestre extraterrestrial life;
    vida intrauterina intrauterine life
    2. [periodo de existencia] life;
    trabajó toda su vida he worked all his life;
    una vida plagada de éxitos a lifetime of success;
    de mi/tu/ etc[m5] vida of my/your/ etc life;
    el amor/la oportunidad de su vida the love/chance of his life;
    un amigo de toda la vida a lifelong friend;
    le conozco de toda la vida I've known him all my life;
    de toda la vida las novias van de blanco brides have worn white since time immemorial, brides have always worn white;
    de por vida for life;
    en vida de during the life o lifetime of;
    eso no lo hubieras dicho en vida de tu padre you would never have said that while your father was alive;
    así no vas a aprobar en la o [m5] tu vida you'll never pass like that;
    ¡en mi o [m5] la vida vi cosa igual! I'd never seen such a thing in all my life!;
    pasarse la vida haciendo algo to spend one's life doing sth;
    se pasa la vida quejándose he does nothing but complain all the time;
    hacer la vida imposible a alguien to make sb's life impossible;
    Am
    toda la vida: [sin duda] [m5]¿prefieres África a Europa? – ¡toda la vida! do you prefer Africa to Europe? – every time! o you bet!;
    la vida da muchas vueltas you never know what life has got in store for you;
    3. Com [de maquinaria, aparato, automóvil] life;
    tiene una vida útil de veinte años it has a useful life of twenty years, it's designed to last for twenty years
    vida en estantería shelf life;
    vida media average life, mean lifetime
    4. [forma de vivir, faceta cotidiana] life;
    su vida es el teatro the theatre is her life;
    ¿cómo es tu vida diaria? what would be a typical day in your life?;
    la vida política del país the country's political life;
    ¿no te gustaría cambiar de vida? wouldn't you like to change your life o the way you live?;
    yo hago o [m5] vivo mi vida como todo el mundo I just get on with my life like everyone else;
    lleva una vida muy tranquila she leads o lives a very peaceful life;
    ¡así es la vida! that's life!, such is life!;
    ¡esto (sí que) es vida! this is the life!;
    una mujer de vida alegre a loose woman;
    ¿qué es de tu vida? how's life?;
    ¡qué vida ésta! what a life!;
    la buena vida the good life;
    darse o [m5]pegarse la gran vida, darse o [m5] pegarse la vida padre to live the life of Riley;
    llevar una vida de perros to lead a dog's life
    vida amorosa love life;
    vida de familia family life;
    vida privada private life;
    vida pública public life;
    vida sentimental love life;
    vida sexual sex life;
    vida social social life;
    hacer vida social (con) to socialize (with)
    5. [animación] life;
    este pueblo tiene mucha vida this town is very lively;
    estar lleno de vida to be full of life;
    Brando da vida al personaje del padre Brando plays the father
    vida nocturna nightlife
    6. [necesidades materiales]
    la vida está muy cara en Japón the cost of living is very high in Japan;
    Fam
    está la vida muy achuchada money's very tight;
    ganarse la vida to earn a living;
    con este trabajo me gano bien la vida I make a good living from this job
    7. [apelativo cariñoso] darling;
    ¡mi vida!, ¡vida mía! my darling!
    * * *
    f life; esp
    TÉC life span;
    de por vida for life;
    toda la vida all one’s life;
    somos amigos de toda la vida we have been friends all our lives;
    en mi vida never (in my life);
    en vida in his/ her etc lifetime;
    ¿qué es de tu vida? how are things?;
    ganarse la vida earn a living;
    vivir su vida live one’s own life;
    hacer la vida imposible a alguien make s.o.’s life impossible;
    a vida o muerte life-or-death;
    estar entre la vida y la muerte be hovering between life and death, be fighting for life;
    la gran vida live high on the hog fam, live the life of Riley fam ;
    pasar a mejor vida pass away;
    quitarse la vida take one’s own life, kill o.s.;
    perder la vida lose one’s life;
    salir con vida come out alive;
    sin vida lifeless;
    la vida y milagros de alguien s.o.’s life story;
    vida en pareja married life, life together;
    vida familiar/sentimental family/love life;
    vida interior inner self;
    así es la vida that’s life;
    vida mía my love;
    mujer de la vida loose woman;
    dar vida a TEA play the part of
    * * *
    vida nf
    1) : life
    la vida cotidiana: everyday life
    2) : life span, lifetime
    3) biografía: biography, life
    4) : way of life, lifestyle
    5) : livelihood
    ganarse la vida: to earn one's living
    6) viveza: liveliness
    7)
    media vida : half-life
    * * *
    vida n
    1. (en general) life [pl. lives]
    2. (sustento) living

    Spanish-English dictionary > vida

  • 8 americano

    1. ameri'kano adj 2. ameri'kano m
    ( de Norteamérica) Amerikaner m
    ( femenino americana) adjetivo
    ————————
    ( femenino americana) sustantivo masculino y femenino
    americano
    americano , -a [ameri'kano, -a]
    (de América del Sur) südamerikanisch; (estadounidense) amerikanisch; el estilo de vida americano der American way of life
    II sustantivo masculino, femenino

    Diccionario Español-Alemán > americano

  • 9 el estilo de vida americano

    el estilo de vida americano
    der American way of life

    Diccionario Español-Alemán > el estilo de vida americano

  • 10 180

    ----
    * girar 180 grados = move + 180 degrees.
    * vida + dar un giro de 180 grados = turn + Posesivo + life around.
    * * *
    * girar 180 grados = move + 180 degrees.
    * vida + dar un giro de 180 grados = turn + Posesivo + life around.

    Spanish-English dictionary > 180

  • 11 Escandinavia

    f.
    Scandinavia.
    * * *
    1 Scandinavia
    * * *
    * * *
    femenino Scandinavia
    * * *
    Ex. Here, too, came succeeding armies of immigrants -- from Scandinavia, Poland, Germany, Italy, Russia, the Netherlands -- drawn by the promise of a better life.
    * * *
    femenino Scandinavia
    * * *

    Ex: Here, too, came succeeding armies of immigrants -- from Scandinavia, Poland, Germany, Italy, Russia, the Netherlands -- drawn by the promise of a better life.

    * * *
    Scandinavia
    * * *

    Escandinavia sustantivo femenino
    Scandinavia
    ' Escandinavia' also found in these entries:
    English:
    Scandanavia
    - Scandinavia
    * * *
    Scandinavia
    * * *
    f Scandinavia

    Spanish-English dictionary > Escandinavia

  • 12 Irlandesa

    adj.
    irish, relating to Ireland.
    f.
    1 irish woman.
    2 the Irish language.
    3 irishwoman.
    * * *
    f., (m. - irlandés)
    * * *
    = Irishwoman [Irishwomen, -pl.].
    Ex. His legacy continue to inspire generations of Irishmen, Irishwomen, and Americans of all walks of life.
    ----
    * República Irlandesa, la = Irish Republic, the.
    * * *
    = Irishwoman [Irishwomen, -pl.].

    Ex: His legacy continue to inspire generations of Irishmen, Irishwomen, and Americans of all walks of life.

    * República Irlandesa, la = Irish Republic, the.

    * * *

    irlandés,-esa
    I adjetivo Irish
    II m,f (hombre) Irishman
    (mujer) Irishwoman
    los irlandeses, the Irish
    III m (idioma) Irish
    ' irlandesa' also found in these entries:
    English:
    Irishwoman
    - Irish
    - punt
    * * *
    f Irishwoman

    Spanish-English dictionary > Irlandesa

  • 13 LED [diodo emisor de luz]

    = LED [light-emitting diode].
    Ex. On account of the virtually unlimited life, nearly all stoplights of new cars are equipped with LEDs instead electric bulbs.

    Spanish-English dictionary > LED [diodo emisor de luz]

  • 14 Méjico

    m.
    Mexico.
    * * *
    1 Mexico
    * * *
    * * *
    * * *
    = Mexico, south of the border.
    Ex. Mexico is undergoing an intense epidemiological transition characterised by a decline in the incidence of infectious diseases and a rapid increase in the importance of chronic illnesses and accidents.
    Ex. What's more, creature comforts of American life are increasingly becoming available south of the border.
    ----
    * Golfo de Méjico, el = Gulf of Mexico, the.
    * indio de méjico = Mexican Indian.
    * Nuevo Méjico = New Mexico.
    * * *
    * * *
    = Mexico, south of the border.

    Ex: Mexico is undergoing an intense epidemiological transition characterised by a decline in the incidence of infectious diseases and a rapid increase in the importance of chronic illnesses and accidents.

    Ex: What's more, creature comforts of American life are increasingly becoming available south of the border.
    * Golfo de Méjico, el = Gulf of Mexico, the.
    * indio de méjico = Mexican Indian.
    * Nuevo Méjico = New Mexico.

    * * *
    * * *

    Méjico sustantivo masculino See Also
    Mexico


    ' Méjico' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    huir
    English:
    Mexico
    * * *
    Mexico
    * * *
    m
    1 país Mexico
    2 (DF) Mexico City

    Spanish-English dictionary > Méjico

  • 15 Países Bajos, los

    = Netherlands, the, Low Countries, the
    Ex. Here, too, came succeeding armies of immigrants -- from Scandinavia, Poland, Germany, Italy, Russia, the Netherlands -- drawn by the promise of a better life.
    Ex. Vervliet's involvement with books began with his appointment in 1949 as keeper at the Plantin Moretus Museum in Antwerp, where he acquired a wide knowledge of the history of printing in the Low Countries.

    Spanish-English dictionary > Países Bajos, los

  • 16 Polonia

    f.
    Poland.
    * * *
    1 Poland
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    * * *
    femenino Poland
    * * *
    = Poland.
    Ex. Here, too, came succeeding armies of immigrants -- from Scandinavia, Poland, Germany, Italy, Russia, the Netherlands -- drawn by the promise of a better life.
    * * *
    femenino Poland
    * * *

    Ex: Here, too, came succeeding armies of immigrants -- from Scandinavia, Poland, Germany, Italy, Russia, the Netherlands -- drawn by the promise of a better life.

    * * *
    Poland
    * * *

    Polonia sustantivo femenino
    Poland
    Polonia sustantivo femenino Poland
    ' Polonia' also found in these entries:
    English:
    Poland
    * * *
    Poland
    * * *
    f Poland

    Spanish-English dictionary > Polonia

  • 17 Rita la cantaora

    = somebody else, not me, Not on your life!, You won't catch me doing it.
    Ex. If you want somebody to do that, you get somebody else, not me.
    Ex. I believe that if I were to ask my colleagues, 'Shouldn't we be collecting blogs?', they would rightly reply, 'Not on your life!'.
    Ex. That's truely roughing it and you won't catch me doing it anytime soon.
    * * *
    = somebody else, not me, Not on your life!, You won't catch me doing it.

    Ex: If you want somebody to do that, you get somebody else, not me.

    Ex: I believe that if I were to ask my colleagues, 'Shouldn't we be collecting blogs?', they would rightly reply, 'Not on your life!'.
    Ex: That's truely roughing it and you won't catch me doing it anytime soon.

    Spanish-English dictionary > Rita la cantaora

  • 18 Shanghai

    Ex. Life as a rubbish collector is not easy in a big city like Shanghai.
    * * *

    Ex: Life as a rubbish collector is not easy in a big city like Shanghai.

    * * *
    Shanghai [ʃan'gai] n
    Shanghai

    Spanish-English dictionary > Shanghai

  • 19 a

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

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

  • 20 a bordo

    adv.
    aboard, on board ship, on board, on shipboard.
    intj.
    all aboard.
    * * *
    on board
    * * *
    = aboard, on board ship
    Ex. 'All aboard the orientation express' is a programme to introduce children to the services provided by the library and teach them to use the microfiche catalogue.
    Ex. Life on board ship is not easy for anyone, least of all for a small child, who is deprived of nursery and toys at one fell swoop.
    * * *
    = aboard, on board ship

    Ex: 'All aboard the orientation express' is a programme to introduce children to the services provided by the library and teach them to use the microfiche catalogue.

    Ex: Life on board ship is not easy for anyone, least of all for a small child, who is deprived of nursery and toys at one fell swoop.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a bordo

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