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  • 1 kilo

    m.
    1 kilo, kilogram (peso).
    2 million (pesetas) (Outmoded informal). (peninsular Spanish)
    * * *
    1 kilogram
    2 argot (antiguamente) million pesetas
    * * *
    SM
    1) (=unidad de peso) kilo

    cuarto de kilo — a quarter of a kilo, 250 grams

    2) * (=un millón de pesetas) one million pesetas

    un cuarto de kilo — a quarter of a million pesetas, 250,000 pesetas

    3) * [como adv] (=mucho) a lot, load *
    KILOS, METROS, AÑOS En inglés cuando la unidad de medida precede al nombre como adjetivo compuesto, debe escribirse en singular y unida por un guión al número correspondiente. En el resto de los casos se emplea en plural, como en español: Una caja de bombones de dos kilos/La caja de bombones pesa dos kilos A two-kilo box of chocolates/The box of chocolates weighs two kilos Una regla de 20cms/La regla mide 20cms A 20-centimetre ruler/The ruler is 20 centimetres long Un muchacho de quince años/El muchacho tiene quince años A fifteen-year-old boy/The boy is fifteen years old
    * * *
    masculino kilogram, kilo
    * * *
    = kilo.
    Nota: Abreviatura de kilogramme.
    Ex. Pots were filled with 2 kilos of soil and two seedlings were planted in each pot.
    * * *
    masculino kilogram, kilo
    * * *
    = kilo.
    Nota: Abreviatura de kilogramme.

    Ex: Pots were filled with 2 kilos of soil and two seedlings were planted in each pot.

    * * *
    2 ( fam)
    (gran cantidad): tengo kilos de or un kilo de cosas que hacer I have loads of o a whole load of things to do ( colloq)
    estar un kilo ( RPl fam); to be great ( colloq)
    sudar un kilo ( Esp fam); to sweat blood, to work one's butt off ( AmE colloq), to slog one's guts out ( BrE colloq)
    3 ( Esp arg) (de pesetas) million
    me costó un kilo/dos kilos I paid a million/two million (pesetas) for it
    * * *

    kilo sustantivo masculino
    kilogram, kilo
    kilo sustantivo masculino
    1 (unidad de peso) kilo
    2 fig (cantidad excesiva) ton, loads: lleva un kilo de maquillaje, she wears loads of makeup
    3 argot (millón) a million pesetas
    ' kilo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    A
    - cuarta
    - cuarto
    - estar
    - un
    - una
    - dar
    - de
    - el
    - entrar
    - medio
    - vender
    English:
    A
    - even
    - kilo
    - of
    - quarter
    - ration
    - calorie
    - kg
    - per
    * * *
    kilo, quilo nm
    1. [peso] kilo, kilogram
    2. Esp Antes Fam [millón de pesetas] million (pesetas);
    gana cinco kilos al año she earns five million (pesetas) a year
    3. RP Fam [mucho]
    cuesta un kilo de plata it costs a fortune;
    tengo kilos de cosas que hacer I've got tons o loads of things to do
    * * *
    m
    1 kilo
    million
    * * *
    kilo nm
    1) : kilo, kilogram
    2) fam : large amount
    * * *
    kilo n kilo [pl. kilos]

    Spanish-English dictionary > kilo

  • 2 a

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


    2
    a) (señalando hora, momento) at;


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

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

    c) al + inf:


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



    ( antes) a few minutes before she arrived;

    3 (en relaciones de proporción, equivalencia):

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

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

    ¿viste a José? did you see José?;

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


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

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

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

    Spanish-English dictionary > a

  • 3 bueno

    adj.
    1 good, fine, okay.
    2 good-hearted, decent, kind, good.
    3 good, suitable, wholesome.
    4 favorable, good.
    intj.
    1 okay.
    2 now then.
    3 hello.
    * * *
    1 (gen) good
    2 (persona - amable) kind; (- agradable) nice, polite
    3 (tiempo) good, nice
    4 (apropiado) right, suitable; (correcto) right
    5 (de salud) well
    ¿ya estás buena? are you better now?
    6 (grande) big; (considerable) considerable
    interjección ¡bueno!
    1 (sorpresa) well, very well; (de acuerdo) all right!
    \
    de buenas a primeras familiar all of a sudden, just like that
    estar bueno,-a to be in good health 2 familiar to be good-looking
    estar de buen ver to be good-looking
    por la buenas willingly
    ¡ésta sí que es buena! familiar that's a good one!
    buen humor good humour (US humor)
    buenas noches good evening
    buenas tardes good afternoon
    buenos días good morning
    la buena mesa good food
    la buena vida the good life Table 1 NOTA See also buen/Table 1
    * * *
    (f. - buena)
    adj.
    1) good
    2) kind, nice
    3) large, considerable
    4) healthy, well
    * * *
    bueno, -a
    1. ADJ
    ( antes de sm sing buen)
    1) [gen] good; [tiempo] fine, good, fair

    la mano buenahum the right hand

    ¡bueno está! — LAm that's enough!

    ¡qué bueno! — esp LAm excellent!, great!

    lo bueno es que... — the best thing is that..., the best part is that...

    lo bueno fue que ni siquiera quiso venirthe best thing o part was that he didn't even want to come

    2) (=bondadoso) [persona] kind, good

    es buena persona — he's a nice person, he's a good sort

    3) (=apropiado) good
    4) [de salud]
    5) * (=atractivo)
    6) (=considerable) good, large

    un buen número de... — a good o large number of...

    un buen trozo de... — a nice big piece of...

    7) iró

    ¡buen conductor! — a fine driver you are!, some driver you are!

    ¡esa sí que es buena! — that's a good one!

    ¡buena la has liado o hecho! — you've really gone and done it now!

    ¡en buen lío me he metido! — I've got myself into a fine mess!

    ¡estaría bueno! — * I should hope not!

    estaría bueno que... — it would be just great if...

    luego verás lo que es bueno* then you'll see

    le pusieron bueno* (=lo pegaron) they beat the living daylights out of him *; (=lo criticaron) they slagged him off *

    8) [en saludos]

    ¡buenas! — hello!

    buenas tardes[a primera hora] good afternoon; [más tarde] good evening

    ¿qué hay de bueno? — what's new?

    9)

    por las buenas —

    si no me obedeces por las buenas, tendrás que hacerlo por las malas — you can either do as I say willingly, or I'll have to force you to do it

    2.
    ADV

    ¡bueno! — all right!, O.K.!; Méx (Telec) hello!

    bueno, pues... — well...

    bueno, resulta que... — well, it so happens that...

    bueno, ¿y qué? — well, so what?, well?

    ¡pero bueno, cómo puedes ser tan bruto! — honestly, how can you be so stupid!

    pero bueno, no nos vamos a meter en historias — but anyway, let's not go into this

    3. SM / F
    1)

    el bueno[de la película] the goody *, the good guy *

    2)
    * * *
    I
    - na adjetivo
    [ buen is used before masculine singular nouns]
    1)
    a) [ser] ( de calidad) <hotel/producto> good
    b) ( valioso) good

    buenos consejosgood o useful advice

    c) (válido, correcto) <razón/excusa> good

    bueno está lo bueno (pero no lo demasiado) — (fam) you can have too much of a good thing

    2)
    a) [ser] ( competente) <médico/alumno> good

    ser bueno para algo: es muy buena para los negocios — she's got a very good head for business

    b) <padre/marido/amigo> good
    c) (eficaz, efectivo) <remedio/método> good

    es bueno para la gripe/los dolores de cabeza — it's good for the flu/headaches

    3) ( favorable) <oferta/suerte> good

    en las buenas — (CS) in the good times

    estar de buenas — ( de buen humor) (fam) to be in a good mood; ( afortunado) (Col fam) to be lucky

    4) [ser] ( conveniente) good
    5) (ingenioso, divertido) <chiste/idea> good, great (colloq)

    lo bueno fue que... — the funny thing was...

    6)
    a) ( agradable) nice

    ser bueno — to be good, be nice; (- de algo en particular)

    estar bueno — to be good, be nice

    c)

    qué bueno! — (AmL) great!

    7) [estar] ( en buen estado)

    ¿este pescado estará bueno? — do you think this fish is all right?

    8) [estar] (fam) ( sexualmente atractivo)
    9) (saludable, sano) <costumbre/alimentación> good

    bueno y sano — (Chi) ( sin novedad) safe and sound; ( sobrio) sober

    10) (en fórmulas, saludos) good

    buenos días! or (RPl) buen día! — good morning

    buenas tardes! — ( temprano) good afternoon; ( más tarde) good evening

    buenas noches! — ( al llegar) good evening; ( al despedirse) good night

    buen provecho! — enjoy your meal, bon appetit

    11)
    a) [ser] ( en sentido ético) good
    b) [ser] < niño> good
    12) (iró & fam)

    estaría bueno que ahora dijera que no! — it'd be just great if he said no now! (iro & colloq)

    de los buenos/de las buenas — (fam)

    14)

    un buen día se va a cansar y... — one day o one of these days she's going to get fed up and...

    un buen día llegó y dijo... — one (fine) day she came home and said...

    II
    - na masculino, femenino
    a) (hum o leng infantil) (en películas, cuentos) goody (colloq)
    b) (bonachón, buenazo)

    el bueno de Juan/la buena de Pilar — good old Juan/Pilar

    III
    1)
    a) (expresando conformidad, asentimiento) OK (colloq), all right

    ¿un café? - bueno — coffee? - OK o all right

    b) (expresando duda, indecisión, escepticismo) well

    bueno... ¿qué quieres que te diga? — well... what can I say?

    bueno, otra vez será — never mind, maybe next time

    2)

    bueno, se acabó a la cama! — right, that's it, bed!

    pero, bueno ¿lo quiere o no? — well, do you want it or not?

    y bueno! ¿qué querías que hiciera? — (RPl) well, what did you expect me to do?

    b) (expresando sorpresa, desagrado) (well) really!

    bueno! esto era lo único que faltaba — (iró) oh, great! that's all we needed (iro)

    3)
    a) ( introduciendo o reanudando un tema) now then, right then

    bueno, ¿dónde estábamos? — now (then) o right (then), where were we?

    no es un lugar turístico, bueno, no lo era — it isn't a tourist resort, well o at least, it didn't use to be

    * * *
    = fantastic, good [better -comp., best -sup.], neat [neater -comp., neatest -sup.], nice, sound [sounder -comp., soundest -sup.], seemly, decent, creditable, fantastical, good-natured, good-hearted, kind [kinder -comp., kindest -sup.].
    Ex. GODORT has done a fantastic job of dealing with and solving documents problems.
    Ex. A good thesaurus is a list that has been compiled to serve in the retrieval environment in which it is called upon to operate.
    Ex. What is possibly less easy is to making sure that the guiding stays clean, neat and accurate.
    Ex. One time he showed me a photograph in an art book of a woman's bare breasts and said ' Nice tits, uh?'.
    Ex. Thus the scheme has a sound organisational backing.
    Ex. They were the first cloth bindings that were intended to compete with paper boards as seemly but inexpensive covers for ordinary books.
    Ex. At present, the Internet's international expansion is hampered by the lack of a good supporting infrastructure, namely a decent telephone system.
    Ex. Maybe there is not creditable model, but a lot of publishers are trying to be the onw who discovers the best approach.
    Ex. Adorno's distinction between fantastical thought & the commodification of fantasy in the form of literature is addressed.
    Ex. The illustrations were projected on a large screen and the children were able to see that it was a locus amoenus and a reflection of the character of the good-natured host.
    Ex. Relaxing, joking and just being around guys and gals who are good-hearted people was just the ticket we needed.
    Ex. I would like to extend my thanks to our host who was kind enough to invite me.
    ----
    * a buen recaudo = in a safe place, in safekeeping.
    * acabarse la buena racha = the good times + run out.
    * acabarse la (buena) suerte = run out of + luck, luck + run out.
    * actuar de buena fe = act in + good faith.
    * a la buena de Dios = out in the cold.
    * algo bueno = a good thing.
    * amante de la buena bebida = drink enthusiast.
    * amante de la buena mesa = food enthusiast.
    * apartarse del buen camino = go off + the rails, stray from + the straight and narrow.
    * buen = good [better -comp., best -sup.].
    * buena calidad = goodness.
    * buena causa = good cause.
    * buena comida, la = good food.
    * buena compañía = good company.
    * buena compra = good buy.
    * buena condición física = physical fitness.
    * buena decisión = good judgement.
    * buena disposición = good nature, goodwill [good will], readiness.
    * Posesivo + buena estrella = Posesivo + lucky star.
    * buena fama = well respected, good repute, good reputation.
    * buena fe = goodwill [good will].
    * buena forma física = fitness, physical fitness.
    * buena fortuna = good fortune.
    * buena idea = cool idea.
    * buena influencia = good influence.
    * buen ajuste = good fit.
    * buen amigo = good friend.
    * buena oferta = good deal.
    * buena racha = winning streak.
    * buena relación = rapport.
    * buena relación calidad-precio = value for money.
    * buena reputación = well respected, good repute, good reputation.
    * buena salud = good health.
    * buenas costumbres = propriety, mores, decorum.
    * buenas noticas, las = good word, the.
    * buenas noticias = glad tidings.
    * buenas prácticas = best practices.
    * buena suerte = good luck!, good fortune, good luck.
    * ¡buena suerte! = break a leg!.
    * buena suma de dinero = hefty sum of money.
    * buenas vibraciones = vibrations, good vibes.
    * buena tierra = good soil.
    * buena vecindad = neighbourliness [neighborliness, -USA].
    * buena vida = good life.
    * buena voluntad = goodwill [good will].
    * buen camino, el = straight and narrow (path), the.
    * buen carácter = good humour.
    * buen comedor = hearty eater.
    * buen estado físico = fitness, physical fitness.
    * buen funcionamiento = smooth-running.
    * buen gusto, el = good taste.
    * buen humor = cheerfulness, good humour.
    * buen juicio = good judgement.
    * bueno de la película, el = good guy, the.
    * bueno, el = good guy, the.
    * Buenos Aires = Buenos Aires.
    * buenos días = good morning.
    * buenos, los = goodies, the.
    * buenos propósitos de Año Nuevo = New Year's resolution.
    * buenos tiempos = good times.
    * buen partido = eligible party, eligible bachelor.
    * buen ritmo de aprendizaje = learning curve.
    * buen rollo = good vibes.
    * buen samaritano = good samaritan.
    * buen sitio para pescar = fishing spot.
    * buen tiempo = fair weather.
    * buen tirador = good shot.
    * buen tocho de dinero = hefty sum of money.
    * buen trabajador = hard worker.
    * causar buena impresión = impress, come across.
    * causar una buena primera impresión = make + a good first impression.
    * código de buenas prácticas = code of practice, code of good practice.
    * comenzar Algo con buen pie = start + Nombre + off on the right foot.
    * comenzar con buen pie = start + Nombre + on the right footing.
    * con buena fama = respected.
    * con buena reputación = respected, reputable.
    * con buenas conexiones = well-connected.
    * con buenas intenciones = in good faith, well-intentioned, well-intended, well-meaning.
    * con buen gusto = tastefully.
    * con buen humor = good-humouredly.
    * con buenos contactos = well-connected.
    * con buenos modales = politely.
    * conseguir una buena formación en = get + a good grounding on.
    * con tan buenos resultados = to such good effect.
    * contar con el visto bueno = meet with + approval.
    * contar con + Posesivo + visto bueno = meet + Posesivo + approval.
    * continuar con el buen hacer = keep up + the good work, keep up + the great work.
    * con una buena financiación = well-funded.
    * con una buena plantilla = well-staffed.
    * con un buen nivel = fluent.
    * cosecha extraordinariamente buena = bumper crop.
    * crear una buena impresión en = make + a good impression on.
    * dar buen uso a Algo = put to + good use.
    * dar el visto bueno = approve.
    * dar el visto bueno a una factura = clear + invoice.
    * darle un buen repaso a Alguien = take + Nombre + to the cleaners.
    * dar una buena paliza = whitewash, thrash.
    * de buena calidad = good-quality.
    * de buena disposición = good-natured.
    * de buena fama = of good repute.
    * de buena fe = bona fide, in good faith.
    * de buena manera = good-humouredly, good-humoured.
    * de buena reputación = of good repute.
    * de buenas = on good terms.
    * de buenas a primeras = right off the bat, suddenly, without warning, all of a sudden, just like that.
    * de buena vecindad = neighbourly [neighborly, -USA].
    * de buena voluntad = in good faith.
    * de buen corazón = kind-hearted, good-hearted, big-hearted.
    * de buen grado = willing, good-humouredly, good-humoured, good-naturedly.
    * de buen gusto = tasteful.
    * de buen humor = good-humouredly, good-humoured, in good humour.
    * de buenos modales = well-mannered.
    * de buen vecino = neighbourly [neighborly, -USA].
    * de buen ver = good looking.
    * dejar a la buena de Dios = leave + Nombre + out in the cold.
    * dejar (un) buen sabor de boca = leave + a good taste in + Posesivo + mouth.
    * desempeñar una buena función = produce + the goods.
    * desviarse del buen camino = go off + the rails.
    * difundir buena imagen de = earn + credit for.
    * disfrutar de buena salud = be in good health.
    * echar una buena bronca = give + Nombre + a good roasting.
    * el bueno de + Nombre = good old + Nombre.
    * el cielo rojo al atardecer augura buen tiempo, el cielo rojo al amanecer aug = red sky at night, (shepherd/sailor)'s delight, red sky in the morning, (shepherd/sailor)'s warning.
    * empezar Algo con buen pie = start + Nombre + off on the right foot.
    * empezar con buen pie = start + Nombre + on the right footing, hit + the ground running.
    * en buena condición = in good condition, in good shape, in good nick.
    * en buena forma = in good nick.
    * en buena parte = for the most part.
    * en buenas condiciones para navegar = seaworthy.
    * en buenas manos = in a safe place, in safekeeping.
    * en buen estado = in good condition, in good working condition, in good shape, in good nick.
    * en buen estado de funcionamiento = in good working condition.
    * en estado de buena esperanza = pregnant, in the family way.
    * en sus buenos tiempos = in + Posesivo + heyday.
    * entrar con buen pie = start + Nombre + off on the right foot.
    * estar de buen humor = be high.
    * estar en buenas manos = be in safe hands.
    * estar en estado de buena esperanza = have + a bun in the oven, be up the spout.
    * estar tan bueno que no se puede dejar de comer = moreish.
    * estudiante con buenas notas = high achiever.
    * ganar un buen sueldo = make + good money, earn + good money.
    * hacer buenas migas = hit it off.
    * hacer buen uso de Algo = put to + good use.
    * hacer un buen trabajo = do + a good job.
    * ir por buen camino = be on the right track.
    * ir por el buen camino = be right on track.
    * la buena noticia = the good news.
    * llever a buen término = bring to + a close.
    * lo bueno de = the beauty of.
    * lo bueno es que = the good news is (that)..., on the positive side, on the bright side.
    * lo bueno viene en frascos pequeños = small is beautiful.
    * lo bueno y lo malo = the rights and wrongs.
    * lo que es bueno para uno es bueno para otro = what's good for the goose is good for the gander, what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.
    * los buenos tiempos = the good old days.
    * luchar por una buena causa = fight + the good fight.
    * mamá pija y tía buena = yummy mummy.
    * mantener Algo en el buen camino = keep + Nombre + on track.
    * mantenerse en buen estado físico = keep + fit.
    * más bueno que un pan = as good as gold.
    * más vale malo conocido que bueno por conocer = better the devil you know (than the devil you don't).
    * no andar en nada bueno = be up to no good, get up to + no good.
    * no apartarse del buen camino = keep on + the right track.
    * no caer en buenas manos = fall into + the wrong hands.
    * no ser lo suficientemente bueno = not be good enough.
    * no ser tan bueno como se dice = not + it's cracked up to be.
    * no tan bueno = not-so-good.
    * no tener noticias es buena señal = no news is good news.
    * no ver buenos ojos = not take + kindly to.
    * obrar de buena fe = act in + good faith.
    * obras son amores y no buenas razones = actions speak louder than words.
    * otro bueno + Nombre = the next best + Nombre.
    * parecer bueno = look + good.
    * Participio Pasado + bastante bueno = decently + Participio Pasado.
    * pasar un buen rato = disport + Reflexivo.
    * poner a mal tiempo buena cara = keep + Posesivo + chin up.
    * por buena dirección = a step in the right direction.
    * por buen camino = a step in the right direction.
    * por las buenas o por las malas = by hook or by crook.
    * presentar un buen aspecto = look + good.
    * provisto de buenos fondos = stockholding.
    * que no haya noticias es buena señal = no news is good news.
    * quitarse un (buen) peso de encima = get + a (real) weight off + Posesivo + chest.
    * racha de buena suerte = winning streak.
    * realizar una buena labor = produce + the goods.
    * recibir + Posesivo + visto bueno = meet + Posesivo + approval.
    * saber de buena boca = have + it on good word.
    * saber de buena tinta = have + it on good word.
    * seguir con el buen hacer = keep up + the good work, keep up + the great work.
    * seguir el buen camino = keep on + the right track, keep on + the straight and narrow.
    * seguir por el buen camino = keep out of + trouble, keep on + the right track.
    * ser algo bueno = be a good thing.
    * ser buenísimo + Gerundio = be terrific at + Gerundio.
    * ser bueno = make + good + Nombre.
    * ser bueno en = be good at.
    * ser bueno para Alguien = be to + Posesivo + advantage.
    * ser muy buena señal = bode + well.
    * ser tan buen momento como cualquier otro = be as good a time as any.
    * ser una buena época = be a good time.
    * ser una buena ocasión para + Infinitivo = be a good time to + Infinitivo.
    * ser un buen chico = be a sport.
    * ser un buen comedor = be a hearty eater.
    * ser un momento tan bueno como cualqu = be as good a time as any.
    * si hace buen tiempo = weather permitting.
    * tan bueno como ningún otro = as good as any.
    * tener buena mano con las plantas = have + a green thumb, have + green fingers.
    * tener buen apetito = have + a good appetite.
    * tener buenas intenciones = be well-intentioned, mean + well.
    * tener buenas perspectivas para = be well-placed to.
    * tener buen ojo para juzgar a la gente = be a good judge of character.
    * tener una buena disposición = be well disposed.
    * tener un buen aspecto = look + good.
    * tener un buen concepto de Alguien = hold in + high regard.
    * tener un buen día = have + a good day.
    * tener un buen saque = be a hearty eater.
    * terminarse la (buena) suerte = run out of + luck, luck + run out.
    * tía buena = hottie [hotty], crumpet.
    * tierra buena = good soil.
    * tío bueno = stud, hunk, hunk of a man, hottie [hotty].
    * tomarse Algo de buen grado = take + Nombre + in good humour.
    * una buena alternativa a = the next best thing to.
    * una buena cantidad de = a fair amount of.
    * una buena cosa = a good thing.
    * una buena forma de empezar = a good way to start.
    * una buena parte de = a large measure of, a good deal of, a great deal of.
    * una buena pesca = a good catch.
    * un buen lugar de partida = a good place to start.
    * un buen número de = a good number of.
    * un buen partido = a good catch.
    * usar Algo con buen provecho = use + Nombre + to good advantage.
    * venir con buenas intenciones = come in + peace.
    * visto bueno = approval, endorsement, seal of approval.
    * * *
    I
    - na adjetivo
    [ buen is used before masculine singular nouns]
    1)
    a) [ser] ( de calidad) <hotel/producto> good
    b) ( valioso) good

    buenos consejosgood o useful advice

    c) (válido, correcto) <razón/excusa> good

    bueno está lo bueno (pero no lo demasiado) — (fam) you can have too much of a good thing

    2)
    a) [ser] ( competente) <médico/alumno> good

    ser bueno para algo: es muy buena para los negocios — she's got a very good head for business

    b) <padre/marido/amigo> good
    c) (eficaz, efectivo) <remedio/método> good

    es bueno para la gripe/los dolores de cabeza — it's good for the flu/headaches

    3) ( favorable) <oferta/suerte> good

    en las buenas — (CS) in the good times

    estar de buenas — ( de buen humor) (fam) to be in a good mood; ( afortunado) (Col fam) to be lucky

    4) [ser] ( conveniente) good
    5) (ingenioso, divertido) <chiste/idea> good, great (colloq)

    lo bueno fue que... — the funny thing was...

    6)
    a) ( agradable) nice

    ser bueno — to be good, be nice; (- de algo en particular)

    estar bueno — to be good, be nice

    c)

    qué bueno! — (AmL) great!

    7) [estar] ( en buen estado)

    ¿este pescado estará bueno? — do you think this fish is all right?

    8) [estar] (fam) ( sexualmente atractivo)
    9) (saludable, sano) <costumbre/alimentación> good

    bueno y sano — (Chi) ( sin novedad) safe and sound; ( sobrio) sober

    10) (en fórmulas, saludos) good

    buenos días! or (RPl) buen día! — good morning

    buenas tardes! — ( temprano) good afternoon; ( más tarde) good evening

    buenas noches! — ( al llegar) good evening; ( al despedirse) good night

    buen provecho! — enjoy your meal, bon appetit

    11)
    a) [ser] ( en sentido ético) good
    b) [ser] < niño> good
    12) (iró & fam)

    estaría bueno que ahora dijera que no! — it'd be just great if he said no now! (iro & colloq)

    de los buenos/de las buenas — (fam)

    14)

    un buen día se va a cansar y... — one day o one of these days she's going to get fed up and...

    un buen día llegó y dijo... — one (fine) day she came home and said...

    II
    - na masculino, femenino
    a) (hum o leng infantil) (en películas, cuentos) goody (colloq)
    b) (bonachón, buenazo)

    el bueno de Juan/la buena de Pilar — good old Juan/Pilar

    III
    1)
    a) (expresando conformidad, asentimiento) OK (colloq), all right

    ¿un café? - bueno — coffee? - OK o all right

    b) (expresando duda, indecisión, escepticismo) well

    bueno... ¿qué quieres que te diga? — well... what can I say?

    bueno, otra vez será — never mind, maybe next time

    2)

    bueno, se acabó a la cama! — right, that's it, bed!

    pero, bueno ¿lo quiere o no? — well, do you want it or not?

    y bueno! ¿qué querías que hiciera? — (RPl) well, what did you expect me to do?

    b) (expresando sorpresa, desagrado) (well) really!

    bueno! esto era lo único que faltaba — (iró) oh, great! that's all we needed (iro)

    3)
    a) ( introduciendo o reanudando un tema) now then, right then

    bueno, ¿dónde estábamos? — now (then) o right (then), where were we?

    no es un lugar turístico, bueno, no lo era — it isn't a tourist resort, well o at least, it didn't use to be

    * * *
    el bueno
    (n.) = good guy, the

    Ex: From the viewpoint of periodical prices, learned society publishers are the ' good guys' and libraries should switch from commercial publishers to learned society publishers in order to reduce costs.

    = fantastic, good [better -comp., best -sup.], neat [neater -comp., neatest -sup.], nice, sound [sounder -comp., soundest -sup.], seemly, decent, creditable, fantastical, good-natured, good-hearted, kind [kinder -comp., kindest -sup.].

    Ex: GODORT has done a fantastic job of dealing with and solving documents problems.

    Ex: A good thesaurus is a list that has been compiled to serve in the retrieval environment in which it is called upon to operate.
    Ex: What is possibly less easy is to making sure that the guiding stays clean, neat and accurate.
    Ex: One time he showed me a photograph in an art book of a woman's bare breasts and said ' Nice tits, uh?'.
    Ex: Thus the scheme has a sound organisational backing.
    Ex: They were the first cloth bindings that were intended to compete with paper boards as seemly but inexpensive covers for ordinary books.
    Ex: At present, the Internet's international expansion is hampered by the lack of a good supporting infrastructure, namely a decent telephone system.
    Ex: Maybe there is not creditable model, but a lot of publishers are trying to be the onw who discovers the best approach.
    Ex: Adorno's distinction between fantastical thought & the commodification of fantasy in the form of literature is addressed.
    Ex: The illustrations were projected on a large screen and the children were able to see that it was a locus amoenus and a reflection of the character of the good-natured host.
    Ex: Relaxing, joking and just being around guys and gals who are good-hearted people was just the ticket we needed.
    Ex: I would like to extend my thanks to our host who was kind enough to invite me.
    * a buen recaudo = in a safe place, in safekeeping.
    * acabarse la buena racha = the good times + run out.
    * acabarse la (buena) suerte = run out of + luck, luck + run out.
    * actuar de buena fe = act in + good faith.
    * a la buena de Dios = out in the cold.
    * algo bueno = a good thing.
    * amante de la buena bebida = drink enthusiast.
    * amante de la buena mesa = food enthusiast.
    * apartarse del buen camino = go off + the rails, stray from + the straight and narrow.
    * buen = good [better -comp., best -sup.].
    * buena calidad = goodness.
    * buena causa = good cause.
    * buena comida, la = good food.
    * buena compañía = good company.
    * buena compra = good buy.
    * buena condición física = physical fitness.
    * buena decisión = good judgement.
    * buena disposición = good nature, goodwill [good will], readiness.
    * Posesivo + buena estrella = Posesivo + lucky star.
    * buena fama = well respected, good repute, good reputation.
    * buena fe = goodwill [good will].
    * buena forma física = fitness, physical fitness.
    * buena fortuna = good fortune.
    * buena idea = cool idea.
    * buena influencia = good influence.
    * buen ajuste = good fit.
    * buen amigo = good friend.
    * buena oferta = good deal.
    * buena racha = winning streak.
    * buena relación = rapport.
    * buena relación calidad-precio = value for money.
    * buena reputación = well respected, good repute, good reputation.
    * buena salud = good health.
    * buenas costumbres = propriety, mores, decorum.
    * buenas noticas, las = good word, the.
    * buenas noticias = glad tidings.
    * buenas prácticas = best practices.
    * buena suerte = good luck!, good fortune, good luck.
    * ¡buena suerte! = break a leg!.
    * buena suma de dinero = hefty sum of money.
    * buenas vibraciones = vibrations, good vibes.
    * buena tierra = good soil.
    * buena vecindad = neighbourliness [neighborliness, -USA].
    * buena vida = good life.
    * buena voluntad = goodwill [good will].
    * buen camino, el = straight and narrow (path), the.
    * buen carácter = good humour.
    * buen comedor = hearty eater.
    * buen estado físico = fitness, physical fitness.
    * buen funcionamiento = smooth-running.
    * buen gusto, el = good taste.
    * buen humor = cheerfulness, good humour.
    * buen juicio = good judgement.
    * bueno de la película, el = good guy, the.
    * bueno, el = good guy, the.
    * Buenos Aires = Buenos Aires.
    * buenos días = good morning.
    * buenos, los = goodies, the.
    * buenos propósitos de Año Nuevo = New Year's resolution.
    * buenos tiempos = good times.
    * buen partido = eligible party, eligible bachelor.
    * buen ritmo de aprendizaje = learning curve.
    * buen rollo = good vibes.
    * buen samaritano = good samaritan.
    * buen sitio para pescar = fishing spot.
    * buen tiempo = fair weather.
    * buen tirador = good shot.
    * buen tocho de dinero = hefty sum of money.
    * buen trabajador = hard worker.
    * causar buena impresión = impress, come across.
    * causar una buena primera impresión = make + a good first impression.
    * código de buenas prácticas = code of practice, code of good practice.
    * comenzar Algo con buen pie = start + Nombre + off on the right foot.
    * comenzar con buen pie = start + Nombre + on the right footing.
    * con buena fama = respected.
    * con buena reputación = respected, reputable.
    * con buenas conexiones = well-connected.
    * con buenas intenciones = in good faith, well-intentioned, well-intended, well-meaning.
    * con buen gusto = tastefully.
    * con buen humor = good-humouredly.
    * con buenos contactos = well-connected.
    * con buenos modales = politely.
    * conseguir una buena formación en = get + a good grounding on.
    * con tan buenos resultados = to such good effect.
    * contar con el visto bueno = meet with + approval.
    * contar con + Posesivo + visto bueno = meet + Posesivo + approval.
    * continuar con el buen hacer = keep up + the good work, keep up + the great work.
    * con una buena financiación = well-funded.
    * con una buena plantilla = well-staffed.
    * con un buen nivel = fluent.
    * cosecha extraordinariamente buena = bumper crop.
    * crear una buena impresión en = make + a good impression on.
    * dar buen uso a Algo = put to + good use.
    * dar el visto bueno = approve.
    * dar el visto bueno a una factura = clear + invoice.
    * darle un buen repaso a Alguien = take + Nombre + to the cleaners.
    * dar una buena paliza = whitewash, thrash.
    * de buena calidad = good-quality.
    * de buena disposición = good-natured.
    * de buena fama = of good repute.
    * de buena fe = bona fide, in good faith.
    * de buena manera = good-humouredly, good-humoured.
    * de buena reputación = of good repute.
    * de buenas = on good terms.
    * de buenas a primeras = right off the bat, suddenly, without warning, all of a sudden, just like that.
    * de buena vecindad = neighbourly [neighborly, -USA].
    * de buena voluntad = in good faith.
    * de buen corazón = kind-hearted, good-hearted, big-hearted.
    * de buen grado = willing, good-humouredly, good-humoured, good-naturedly.
    * de buen gusto = tasteful.
    * de buen humor = good-humouredly, good-humoured, in good humour.
    * de buenos modales = well-mannered.
    * de buen vecino = neighbourly [neighborly, -USA].
    * de buen ver = good looking.
    * dejar a la buena de Dios = leave + Nombre + out in the cold.
    * dejar (un) buen sabor de boca = leave + a good taste in + Posesivo + mouth.
    * desempeñar una buena función = produce + the goods.
    * desviarse del buen camino = go off + the rails.
    * difundir buena imagen de = earn + credit for.
    * disfrutar de buena salud = be in good health.
    * echar una buena bronca = give + Nombre + a good roasting.
    * el bueno de + Nombre = good old + Nombre.
    * el cielo rojo al atardecer augura buen tiempo, el cielo rojo al amanecer aug = red sky at night, (shepherd/sailor)'s delight, red sky in the morning, (shepherd/sailor)'s warning.
    * empezar Algo con buen pie = start + Nombre + off on the right foot.
    * empezar con buen pie = start + Nombre + on the right footing, hit + the ground running.
    * en buena condición = in good condition, in good shape, in good nick.
    * en buena forma = in good nick.
    * en buena parte = for the most part.
    * en buenas condiciones para navegar = seaworthy.
    * en buenas manos = in a safe place, in safekeeping.
    * en buen estado = in good condition, in good working condition, in good shape, in good nick.
    * en buen estado de funcionamiento = in good working condition.
    * en estado de buena esperanza = pregnant, in the family way.
    * en sus buenos tiempos = in + Posesivo + heyday.
    * entrar con buen pie = start + Nombre + off on the right foot.
    * estar de buen humor = be high.
    * estar en buenas manos = be in safe hands.
    * estar en estado de buena esperanza = have + a bun in the oven, be up the spout.
    * estar tan bueno que no se puede dejar de comer = moreish.
    * estudiante con buenas notas = high achiever.
    * ganar un buen sueldo = make + good money, earn + good money.
    * hacer buenas migas = hit it off.
    * hacer buen uso de Algo = put to + good use.
    * hacer un buen trabajo = do + a good job.
    * ir por buen camino = be on the right track.
    * ir por el buen camino = be right on track.
    * la buena noticia = the good news.
    * llever a buen término = bring to + a close.
    * lo bueno de = the beauty of.
    * lo bueno es que = the good news is (that)..., on the positive side, on the bright side.
    * lo bueno viene en frascos pequeños = small is beautiful.
    * lo bueno y lo malo = the rights and wrongs.
    * lo que es bueno para uno es bueno para otro = what's good for the goose is good for the gander, what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.
    * los buenos tiempos = the good old days.
    * luchar por una buena causa = fight + the good fight.
    * mamá pija y tía buena = yummy mummy.
    * mantener Algo en el buen camino = keep + Nombre + on track.
    * mantenerse en buen estado físico = keep + fit.
    * más bueno que un pan = as good as gold.
    * más vale malo conocido que bueno por conocer = better the devil you know (than the devil you don't).
    * no andar en nada bueno = be up to no good, get up to + no good.
    * no apartarse del buen camino = keep on + the right track.
    * no caer en buenas manos = fall into + the wrong hands.
    * no ser lo suficientemente bueno = not be good enough.
    * no ser tan bueno como se dice = not + it's cracked up to be.
    * no tan bueno = not-so-good.
    * no tener noticias es buena señal = no news is good news.
    * no ver buenos ojos = not take + kindly to.
    * obrar de buena fe = act in + good faith.
    * obras son amores y no buenas razones = actions speak louder than words.
    * otro bueno + Nombre = the next best + Nombre.
    * parecer bueno = look + good.
    * Participio Pasado + bastante bueno = decently + Participio Pasado.
    * pasar un buen rato = disport + Reflexivo.
    * poner a mal tiempo buena cara = keep + Posesivo + chin up.
    * por buena dirección = a step in the right direction.
    * por buen camino = a step in the right direction.
    * por las buenas o por las malas = by hook or by crook.
    * presentar un buen aspecto = look + good.
    * provisto de buenos fondos = stockholding.
    * que no haya noticias es buena señal = no news is good news.
    * quitarse un (buen) peso de encima = get + a (real) weight off + Posesivo + chest.
    * racha de buena suerte = winning streak.
    * realizar una buena labor = produce + the goods.
    * recibir + Posesivo + visto bueno = meet + Posesivo + approval.
    * saber de buena boca = have + it on good word.
    * saber de buena tinta = have + it on good word.
    * seguir con el buen hacer = keep up + the good work, keep up + the great work.
    * seguir el buen camino = keep on + the right track, keep on + the straight and narrow.
    * seguir por el buen camino = keep out of + trouble, keep on + the right track.
    * ser algo bueno = be a good thing.
    * ser buenísimo + Gerundio = be terrific at + Gerundio.
    * ser bueno = make + good + Nombre.
    * ser bueno en = be good at.
    * ser bueno para Alguien = be to + Posesivo + advantage.
    * ser muy buena señal = bode + well.
    * ser tan buen momento como cualquier otro = be as good a time as any.
    * ser una buena época = be a good time.
    * ser una buena ocasión para + Infinitivo = be a good time to + Infinitivo.
    * ser un buen chico = be a sport.
    * ser un buen comedor = be a hearty eater.
    * ser un momento tan bueno como cualqu = be as good a time as any.
    * si hace buen tiempo = weather permitting.
    * tan bueno como ningún otro = as good as any.
    * tener buena mano con las plantas = have + a green thumb, have + green fingers.
    * tener buen apetito = have + a good appetite.
    * tener buenas intenciones = be well-intentioned, mean + well.
    * tener buenas perspectivas para = be well-placed to.
    * tener buen ojo para juzgar a la gente = be a good judge of character.
    * tener una buena disposición = be well disposed.
    * tener un buen aspecto = look + good.
    * tener un buen concepto de Alguien = hold in + high regard.
    * tener un buen día = have + a good day.
    * tener un buen saque = be a hearty eater.
    * terminarse la (buena) suerte = run out of + luck, luck + run out.
    * tía buena = hottie [hotty], crumpet.
    * tierra buena = good soil.
    * tío bueno = stud, hunk, hunk of a man, hottie [hotty].
    * tomarse Algo de buen grado = take + Nombre + in good humour.
    * una buena alternativa a = the next best thing to.
    * una buena cantidad de = a fair amount of.
    * una buena cosa = a good thing.
    * una buena forma de empezar = a good way to start.
    * una buena parte de = a large measure of, a good deal of, a great deal of.
    * una buena pesca = a good catch.
    * un buen lugar de partida = a good place to start.
    * un buen número de = a good number of.
    * un buen partido = a good catch.
    * usar Algo con buen provecho = use + Nombre + to good advantage.
    * venir con buenas intenciones = come in + peace.
    * visto bueno = approval, endorsement, seal of approval.

    * * *
    bueno1 -na
    [ The form buen is used before masculine singular nouns. buen]
    A
    1 [ SER] (de calidad) ‹hotel/producto› good
    tiene buena memoria she has a good memory
    siempre lleva ropa buena he always wears good-quality clothes
    hizo un buen trabajo she did a good job
    ¿es bueno o de bisutería? is it real or imitation?
    lo bueno si breve dos veces bueno brevity is the soul of wit
    2 (valioso) good
    ¡qué buena idea! what a good idea!
    me dio muy buenos consejos she gave me (some) very good o useful advice
    3 (válido, correcto) ‹razón/excusa› good
    ¿tienes buena hora or hora buena? do you have the right o correct time?
    la bola fue buena the ball was in
    bueno está lo bueno (pero no lo demasiado) ( fam); you can have too much of a good thing
    B
    1 [ SER] (competente) ‹médico/alumno› good
    como secretaria es muy buena she's a very good secretary
    es muy buena en francés she's very good at French
    2 ‹padre/marido/amigo› good
    3 (eficaz, efectivo) ‹remedio/método› good ser bueno PARA algo to be good for sth
    es bueno para el hígado it's good for the liver
    C (favorable) ‹oferta/suerte› good
    traigo buenas noticias I have good news (for you)
    la novela tuvo muy buena crítica the novel got very good reviews o was very well reviewed
    están en buena posición económica they're comfortably off
    en las buenas (CS); in the good times
    estar de buenas (de buen humor) ( fam) to be in a good mood; (afortunado) ( Col fam) to be lucky
    estar en la buena (CS); to be having a lucky streak, be on a run of good luck
    hoy no estoy en la buena it's not my lucky day
    por las buenas: si no lo hace por las buenas … if he won't do it willingly …
    intenta convencerlo por las buenas try persuading him nicely
    D [ SER] (conveniente) good
    no es buena hora para llamar it's not a good time to phone
    sería bueno que hablaras con él it would be a good idea o thing if you spoke to him
    no es bueno comer tanto it isn't good for you to eat so much
    E (ingenioso, divertido) ‹chiste/idea› good, great ( colloq)
    lo bueno fue que ella tampoco tenía ni idea the funny thing was she didn't have a clue either
    F
    ¡qué buena pinta tiene esa ensalada! that salad looks delicious o really good
    hace muy buen tiempo the weather's lovely o very nice
    hace bueno ( Esp); it's a nice day
    2 (agradable al paladaren general) ser bueno; to be delicious, be nice (— de algo en particular) estar bueno; to be good, be delicious, be nice
    el guacamole es buenísimo guacamole is delicious o really nice
    ¡qué buena está la carne/esta pera! the meat/this pear is delicious
    la paella no te quedó or salió tan buena como la última vez the paella didn't turn out as well as last time
    3
    ¡qué bueno! ( AmL); great!
    ¡qué bueno que se te ocurrió traerlo! it's a good thing you thought of bringing it
    G [ ESTAR]
    (en buen estado): esta leche no está buena this milk is off o has gone off
    estos zapatos todavía están buenos these shoes are still OK o still have some wear in them
    ¿este pescado estará bueno? do you think this fish is all right?
    H [ ESTAR] ( fam)
    (sexualmente atractivo): está muy buena she's quite a looker (sl), she's gorgeous ( colloq), she's a bit of all right ( BrE sl)
    está buenísimo he's really gorgeous o dishy o hunky ( colloq), he's a real looker (sl), he's a bit of all right ( BrE sl)
    I
    (saludable, sano): tiene muy buen semblante she looks very well
    háblale por el oído bueno speak to him in his good ear
    aún no está bueno del todo ( Esp); he still hasn't recovered completely o isn't completely better
    bueno y sano ( Chi) (sin novedad) safe and sound; (sobrio) sober
    J (en fórmulas, saludos) good
    ¡buenos días! or ( RPl) ¡buen día! good morning
    ¡buenas tardes! (temprano) good afternoon; (más tarde) good evening
    ¡buenas noches! (al llegar) good evening; (al despedirse) good night
    dale las buenas noches a la abuela say good night to Grandma
    ¡buenas! ¿qué tal? ( fam); hi! o hullo! how are things? ( colloq)
    ¡buen viaje! have a good journey!
    ¡buen provecho! enjoy your meal, bon appetit
    de buenas a primeras (de repente) suddenly, all of a sudden, without warning
    no lo puedo decidir así, de buenas a primeras I can't make up my mind just like that
    A [ SER] (en sentido ético) ‹persona› good; ‹conducta/obra/acción› good
    fueron muy buenos conmigo they were very good to me
    un buen hombre a good man
    dígame, buen hombre … tell me, my good man …
    B [ SER] ‹niño› good
    sé buenito y no hagas ruido be a good little boy and don't make any noise
    A ( iró fam):
    ¡estás tú buena si crees que te va a ayudar! you must be crazy if you think he's going to help you
    ¡estaría bueno que ahora dijera que no! it'd be just great if he said no now! ( iro colloq)
    ¡en buena nos hemos metido! this is a fine mess we've got(ten) ourselves into
    darle una buena a algn ( fam); to give sb a good hiding ( colloq)
    de los buenos/de las buenas ( fam): nos echó un sermón de los buenos she gave us a real dressing-down ( colloq)
    (uso enfático): se llevó un buen susto she got a terrible fright
    lo que necesita es una buena paliza what he needs is a good thrashing
    se metió en un buen lío he got himself into a fine mess
    todavía nos falta un buen trecho we still have a fair way to go
    una buena cantidad a lot, a fair amount
    C
    un buen día one day
    un buen día se va a cansar y … one day o one of these days she's going to get fed up and …
    un buen día llegó y dijo … one (fine) day she came home and said …
    Compuestos:
    feminine physical fitness
    está en muy buenoa forma she's very fit, she's in very good shape
    la buenoa mesa good cooking
    es un amante de la buenoa mesa he's a lover of good food o cooking
    la Buenoa Nueva the Good News
    ¡buenoa pieza resultó ser Ernesto! a fine one o a right one Ernesto turned out to be! ( colloq)
    la buenoa vida the good life
    masculine good name
    el Buen Pastor the good Shepherd
    bueno2 -na
    masculine, feminine
    1 ( hum o leng infantil) (en películas, cuentos) goody ( colloq)
    los buenos y los malos the goodies and the baddies ( colloq hum), the good guys and the bad guys ( colloq)
    2
    (bonachón, buenazo): el bueno de Juan/la buena de Pilar good old Juan/Pilar
    A
    1 (expresando conformidad, asentimiento) OK ( colloq), all right
    ¿un café? — bueno coffee? — OK o all right
    2 (expresando duda, indecisión) well
    3
    (expresando resignación): bueno, otra vez será never mind, maybe next time
    5 (intentando calmar a algn) okay, all right
    bueno, bueno, tranquilízate okay, okay, calm down o all right, calm down
    B
    1
    (expresando irritación): bueno, se acabó, ¡a la cama! right, that's it, bed!
    ¡bueno, ya está bien! ¡os calláis los dos! right, that's enough, be quiet the pair of you!
    pero, bueno, ¿lo quiere o no lo quiere? well, do you want it or not?
    ¡y bueno! ¿qué querías que hiciera? ( RPl); well, what did you expect me to do?
    2 (expresando sorpresa, desagrado) (well) really!
    ¡bueno!, ¿qué manera de hablar es ésa? really! that's no way to talk!
    ¡bueno! esto era lo único que faltaba ( iró); oh, great! that's all we needed ( iro)
    C
    bueno, ¿dónde estábamos? now (then) o right (then), where were we?
    2
    (calificando lo expresado): no es un lugar turístico, bueno, no lo era it isn't a tourist resort, well o at least o at any rate, it didn't use to be
    era amarillo, bueno, más bien naranja it was yellow; well, actually it was more like orange
    D
    * * *

     

    bueno 1
    ◊ -na adjetivo buen is used before masculine singular nouns

    1 [ser]
    a)hotel/producto/trabajo good;


    la buena mesa good cooking
    b)remedio/método good;

    es bueno para la gripe/los dolores de cabeza it's good for the flu/headaches

    c)médico/alumno good;

    un buen padre/amigo he's a good father/friend;

    es muy buena en francés she's very good at French;
    es buena para los negocios she's got a good head for business
    d) (amable, bondadoso) good, kind;

    fueron muy buenos conmigo they were very good o kind to me

    e) (conveniente, correcto) good;


    no es bueno comer tanto it isn't good to eat so much;
    es bueno para la salud it's good for your health;
    su inglés es bueno her English is good
    2


    b) comida› ( en general)



    ( en particular)

    el guacamole es buenísimo guacamole is really good;
    esta sopa está muy buena this soup is very good
    c) ( favorable) ‹oferta/crítica good;


    3 [estar]
    a) ( en buen estado) ‹leche/pescado fresh;

    esta leche no está buena this milk is off o sour



    4 (saludable, sano) ‹costumbre/alimentación good;

    5
    a) (en fórmulas, saludos) good;

    ¡buenos días! good morning;

    ¡buenas tardes! ( temprano) good afternoon;

    ( más tarde) good evening;
    ¡buenas noches! ( al llegar) good evening;


    ( al despedirse) good night;
    ¡buen viaje! have a good trip!;

    ¡buen provecho! enjoy your meal


    un buen día one day
    c)

    ¡qué bueno! (AmL) great

    d)


    por las buenas willingly
    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino
    a) (hum o leng infantil) (en películas, cuentos) goody (colloq);


    b) (bonachón, buenazo):

    el bueno de Juan/la buena de Pilar good old Juan/Pilar

    bueno 2 interjección
    1
    a) ( expresandoduda) well;

    (— conformidad) OK (colloq), all right;
    ¿un café? — bueno coffee? — OK o all right


    bueno, otra vez será never mind, maybe next time


    bueno, se acabó ¡a la cama! right, that's it, bed!;

    ¡y bueno! ¿qué querías que hiciera? (RPl) well, what did you expect me to do?
    2 (Méx) ( al contestar el teléfono)
    ¡bueno! hello

    bueno,-a
    I adjetivo
    1 good
    un café muy bueno, a very good coffee
    2 (bondadoso, bonachón) good, kind: es muy buena persona, she's a very kind soul
    3 (saludable) well, in good health: el niño se pondrá bueno en unos días, the child will be well again in a few days
    4 Meteor (apacible) good
    hoy hace muy buena noche, it's a lovely night tonight
    5 (rico, sabroso) good, nice: la cena estaba muy buena, the dinner was delicious
    6 (conveniente, provechoso) good: no es bueno que leas con esa luz, it's not good for you to read in this light
    sería bueno que nos reuniéramos los lunes, it would be a good idea if we met on Mondays
    7 (grande) considerable: un buen montón de dinero, a considerable amount of money
    8 fam (macizo) gorgeous, sexy: Javier está muy bueno, Javier's gorgeous
    9 irón fine, real: armó un buen jaleo, he kicked up quite a fuss
    ¡en buen lío nos hemos metido!, that's a fine mess we've got ourselves into!
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino (cándido, buenazo) el bueno de Pedro, good old Pedro
    III exclamación ¡bueno!, (vale) all right, OK
    (sorpresa) ¡bueno!, no me digas que te vas a casar, well!, don't tell me you're getting married!
    ♦ Locuciones: ¡buena la hemos hecho!, that's done it!
    ¡buenas!, hello!
    dar algo por bueno, to approve sthg
    estar de buenas, to be in a good mood
    ¡estaría bueno!, I should jolly well hope not!
    librarse de una buena, to get off scot free
    de buenas a primeras, suddenly, all at once
    por las buenas, willingly
    ' bueno' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    admitir
    - buen
    - buena
    - campeonato
    - canela
    - en
    - enrollada
    - enrollado
    - estar
    - estival
    - excedente
    - fantástica
    - fantástico
    - formidable
    - infravalorar
    - infravalorarse
    - inmejorable
    - magistral
    - más
    - mejor
    - pan
    - redundar
    - saber
    - saludable
    - vista
    - visto
    - antología
    - cara
    - conmigo
    - decir
    - igualmente
    - ir
    - malo
    - rollo
    - ser
    - súper
    - y
    English:
    anyhow
    - approval
    - as
    - assent
    - beauty
    - bright
    - brilliant
    - censor
    - clear
    - conducive
    - connotation
    - crush
    - decent
    - devil
    - endorse
    - endorsement
    - fair
    - fine
    - good
    - hot
    - hunk
    - indifferent
    - nearly
    - nice
    - OK
    - okay
    - quite
    - reasonable
    - right
    - satisfying
    - seal
    - short
    - so
    - something
    - such
    - sweet
    - thick
    - tick
    - to
    - upside
    - well
    - wind
    - worthy
    - allow
    - all right
    - anyway
    - be
    - better
    - bill
    - charitable
    * * *
    bueno, -a buen is used instead of bueno before masculine singular nouns (e.g. buen hombre good man). The comparative form of bueno is mejor (better), and the superlative form is el mejor (masculine) or la mejor (feminine) (the best).
    adj
    1. [en general] good;
    tu hijo es muy buen estudiante your son's a very good student;
    hacer ejercicio es bueno para la salud exercise is good for your health;
    la cena estaba muy buena the meal was very good;
    una buena oportunidad a good opportunity;
    los buenos tiempos the good times;
    ¿tienes hora buena? do you have the right time?;
    el juez de silla señaló que la bola fue/no fue buena the umpire said the ball was good/called the ball out;
    golpeó la pelota con la pierna buena he struck the ball with his stronger foot;
    tener buena acogida to be well received;
    tener buen aspecto [persona] to look well;
    [cosa] to look good;
    ir por buen camino to be on the right track;
    tener buen concepto de to think highly of;
    creo que éste no es un buen momento para decírselo I don't think this is a good time to tell her;
    lo bueno si breve dos veces bueno you can have too much of a good thing
    el buen salvaje the noble savage;
    el buen samaritano the Good Samaritan
    2. [bondadoso, amable] kind, good;
    ser bueno con alguien to be good to sb;
    ¡sé bueno! be good!
    3. [curado, sano] well, all right;
    ya estoy bueno I'm all right now;
    todavía no estoy bueno del todo I'm not completely better o recovered yet;
    ponerse bueno to get well
    4. [apacible] nice, fine;
    buen tiempo good o fine weather;
    hizo buen tiempo the weather was good;
    Esp
    ¿hace bueno ahí fuera? is it nice out?
    5. [aprovechable] all right;
    [comida] fresh;
    esta lecha no está buena this milk is bad o off
    6. [uso enfático]
    ese buen hombre that good man;
    una buena cantidad de comida a good o considerable amount of food;
    tiene una buena cantidad de libros she has a large amount of books, she has quite a few books;
    un buen susto a real fright;
    un buen lío a real o fine mess;
    un buen día se va a llevar un disgusto one of these days she's going to get a nasty shock;
    le cayó una buena reprimenda he got a stern ticking-off;
    le pegó un puñetazo de los buenos he punched her really hard, he gave her an almighty punch
    7. Fam [atractivo]
    estar bueno to be gorgeous o Br a bit of all right o Br tasty;
    ¡qué bueno está tu vecino! your neighbour's gorgeous o a real hunk!
    8. Irónico [muy malo] fine;
    ¡bueno es lo bueno! enough's enough!;
    ¡bueno está! that's enough!;
    ¡buen amigo te has echado! some friend he is!;
    ¡buen granuja estás hecho! you rascal!, you're a real rascal!;
    ¡buena la has armado o [m5] hecho! you've really gone and done it now!;
    librarse de una buena to have a lucky o narrow escape;
    de buena te libraste you had a lucky o narrow escape;
    ¡si te pillo no te librarás de una buena! if I catch you, you'll be in for it!;
    estaría bueno that would really cap it all;
    si te crees que va a aceptar, estás bueno you're kidding yourself if you think she's going to accept;
    estamos buenos como tengamos que esperarle if we have to wait for him we've had it;
    te has metido en una buena this is a fine mess you've got o US gotten yourself into!;
    poner bueno a alguien to criticize sb harshly
    9. [en saludos]
    ¡buenas! hello!;
    ¡buenas!, ¿qué tal? hi o hello, how are you?;
    ¡buenos días!, RP [m5]¡buen día! good morning!;
    ¡buenas tardes! [hasta las cinco] good afternoon!;
    [después de las cinco] good evening!;
    ¡buenas noches! good night!;
    no me dio ni los buenos días she didn't even say good morning to me
    10. [en frases]
    ¡buen provecho! enjoy your meal!;
    ¡buen viaje! have a good trip!;
    de buen ver good-looking, attractive;
    de buena gana willingly;
    ¡me comería un bocadillo de buena gana! I'd really like o Br I really fancy a sandwich!;
    lo hizo, y de buena gana he did it willingly;
    lo haría de buena gana, pero estoy ocupado I'd be pleased o more than happy to do it, but I'm busy;
    dar algo por bueno to approve sth;
    Am Fam
    estar en la buena to be on a roll;
    lo bueno es que… the best thing about it is that…;
    prueba este pastel y verás lo que es bueno try this cake, it's excellent;
    Irónico
    como no me lo des, verás lo que es bueno if you don't give it to me, you'll be in for it
    nm,f
    1. Cine
    el bueno the goody;
    los buenos siempre ganan the good guys always win
    2. [bonachón]
    el bueno de tu hermano your good old brother
    adv
    1. [vale, de acuerdo] all right, O.K.;
    ¿te acompaño hasta la esquina? – bueno would you like me to walk up to the corner with you? – O.K.;
    le pregunté si quería ayuda y me dijo que bueno I asked her if she needed any help and she said all right;
    ¿quieres venir con nosotros? – bueno do you want to come with us? – if you like o sure;
    bueno, yo ya me voy right, I'm off now;
    ¡te has equivocado! – bueno ¿y qué? you were wrong – yeah, so what?
    2. [pues] well;
    bueno, el caso es que… well, the thing is…
    3. Am [bien]
    ¡qué bueno! (that's) great!;
    ¡qué bueno que vinieron! I'm so glad that you could come!
    interj
    1. [expresa sorpresa]
    ¡bueno!, ¡qué alegría verte por aquí! hey, how nice to see you!;
    ¡bueno, mira quien está aquí! well, look who's here!
    2. [expresa irritación]
    ¡bueno!, ¡lo que faltaba! great, that's just what we needed!
    3. Col, Méx [al teléfono] hello
    buenas nfpl
    estar de buenas [bien dispuesto] to be in a good mood;
    de buenas a primeras [de repente] all of a sudden;
    [a simple vista] at first sight, on the face of it;
    así, de buenas a primeras, no sé qué decir I'm not sure I know what to say without thinking about it first;
    por las buenas willingly;
    intentamos persuadirlo por las buenas we tried to convince him the nice way;
    lo hará por las buenas o por las malas she'll do it whether she likes it or not;
    ¿quieres hacerlo por las buenas o por las malas? do you want to do it the easy or the hard way?
    * * *
    I adj
    1 good;
    buena voluntad goodwill;
    lo bueno es que … the best thing about it is that …;
    estar de buenas be in a good mood;
    ponerse bueno get well;
    dar algo por bueno approve sth;
    ahora viene lo bueno irón here comes the good bit;
    ¡ésta sí que es buena! irón fam that’s a good one!;
    ¡estaría bueno! irón fam oh, terrific!;
    lo bueno, si breve, dos veces bueno brevity is the soul of wit
    2 ( bondadoso) kind;
    3 ( sabroso) nice
    4
    :
    por las buenas willingly;
    por las buenas o por las malas whether we/they/etc like it or not;
    de buenas a primeras without warning;
    a la buena de Dios any which way, Br any old how
    II int
    :
    ¡bueno! well!;
    ¿bueno? Méx hello;
    ¡buenas! hello!;
    bueno día good morning;
    buenas noches good evening;
    buenas tardes good evening
    * * *
    1) : good
    una buena idea: a good idea
    2) bondadoso: nice, kind
    3) apropiado: proper, appropriate
    4) sano: well, healthy
    5) : considerable, goodly
    una buena cantidad: a lot
    6)
    buenos días : hello, good day
    7)
    buenas tardes : good afternoon
    8)
    buenas noches : good evening, good night
    bueno interj
    1) : OK!, all right!
    2) Mex : hello! (on the telephone)
    * * *
    bueno1 adj
    1. (en general) good [comp. better; superl. best]
    2. (agradable) nice
    ¡estas fresas están buenas! these strawberries are nice!
    3. (atractivo) gorgeous / good looking
    4. (sano) better
    cuando te pongas bueno, podrás salir a la calle you'll be able to go out when you get better
    5. (uso intensivo) big [comp. bigger; superl. biggest] / huge
    bueno2 adv (de acuerdo) OK / all right

    Spanish-English dictionary > bueno

  • 4 las peras están a 2 euros el kilo

    las peras están a 2 euros el kilo
    die Birnen kosten 2 Euro das Kilo

    Diccionario Español-Alemán > las peras están a 2 euros el kilo

  • 5 kilo

    m
    килограмм, кг

    en kilo(s) por hect. — в кг в расчёте на 1 га

    El diccionario Español-ruso económico > kilo

  • 6 a 2 euros el kilo

    a 2 euros el kilo
    2 Euro das Kilo

    Diccionario Español-Alemán > a 2 euros el kilo

  • 7 a razón de 2 euros el kilo

    a razón de 2 euros el kilo
    zu 2 Euro pro Kilo

    Diccionario Español-Alemán > a razón de 2 euros el kilo

  • 8 en este tema entran [oder están] en liza intereses contrapuestos

    en este tema entran [ oder están] en liza intereses contrapuestos
    bei diesem Thema prallen entgegengesetzte Interessen aufeinander

    Diccionario Español-Alemán > en este tema entran [oder están] en liza intereses contrapuestos

  • 9 en un kilo entran tres panochas

    en un kilo entran tres panochas
    auf ein Kilo kommen drei Maiskolben

    Diccionario Español-Alemán > en un kilo entran tres panochas

  • 10 es de esa especie de personas que nunca están tristes

    es de esa especie de personas que nunca están tristes
    er/sie gehört zu den Menschen, die nie traurig sind

    Diccionario Español-Alemán > es de esa especie de personas que nunca están tristes

  • 11 esas sillas están en el paso

    esas sillas están en el paso
    die Stühle da stehen im Weg

    Diccionario Español-Alemán > esas sillas están en el paso

  • 12 estos calcetines están desparejados

    estos calcetines están desparejados
    diese Socken passen nicht zusammen

    Diccionario Español-Alemán > estos calcetines están desparejados

  • 13 estos guantes están sin estrenar

    estos guantes están sin estrenar
    diese Handschuhe sind noch ungetragen

    Diccionario Español-Alemán > estos guantes están sin estrenar

  • 14 estos plátanos están ya muy escogidos

    estos plátanos están ya muy escogidos
    bei diesen Bananen sind die besten bereits aussortiert worden

    Diccionario Español-Alemán > estos plátanos están ya muy escogidos

  • 15 están a dos

    están a dos
    deporte es steht zwei zu zwei

    Diccionario Español-Alemán > están a dos

  • 16 están al caer las diez

    están al caer las diez
    es ist bald zehn Uhr

    Diccionario Español-Alemán > están al caer las diez

  • 17 están atortolados

    están atortolados
    sie sind die reinsten Turteltauben

    Diccionario Español-Alemán > están atortolados

  • 18 están distanciados

    están distanciados
    (figurativo) sie sind nicht mehr befreundet

    Diccionario Español-Alemán > están distanciados

  • 19 están pidiendo para la Cruz Roja

    están pidiendo para la Cruz Roja
    sie sammeln für das Rote Kreuz

    Diccionario Español-Alemán > están pidiendo para la Cruz Roja

  • 20 están tocando a muerto

    están tocando a muerto
    sie läuten die Totenglocken

    Diccionario Español-Alemán > están tocando a muerto


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