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  • 1 Jenofonte

    m.
    Xenophon.
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    Ex. Xenophon learnt the news while he was making a sacrifice to the gods.
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    Ex: Xenophon learnt the news while he was making a sacrifice to the gods.

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  • 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.
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    A, a
    nombre femenino (pl as o aes)
    1 (la letra) A, a
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    A
    1 ( Alteza) Highness; (abreviatura) H
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    A
    1 ( autopista) motorway; (abreviatura) M
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    A
    1 ( amperio) ampere, amp; (símbolo) A
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    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.
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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 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 abecé

    m.
    1 ABC, alphabet.
    2 ABC, rudiments.
    3 spelling book, first-reader.
    * * *
    1 (abecedario) ABC, alphabet
    2 (nociones) rudiments plural, basics plural
    * * *
    noun m.
    * * *
    SM
    1) (=abecedario) ABC, alphabet
    2) (=lo básico) rudiments pl, basic elements pl
    * * *
    1) ( abecedario) alphabet

    ¿ya te sabes el abecé? — do you know your ABCs (AmE) o (BrE) your ABC yet?

    2) (fundamento, base)
    * * *
    ----
    * abecé de, el = ABC of, the.
    * * *
    1) ( abecedario) alphabet

    ¿ya te sabes el abecé? — do you know your ABCs (AmE) o (BrE) your ABC yet?

    2) (fundamento, base)
    * * *
    * abecé de, el = ABC of, the.
    * * *
    A (abecedario) alphabet
    ¿ya te sabes el abecé? do you know your ABCs ( AmE) o ( BrE) your ABC yet?
    B (fundamento, base) basics (pl)
    el abecé de nuestra especialidad the basics of our speciality
    salsas que son el abecé de la buena cocina sauces which are the basis of good cooking
    * * *

    abecé sustantivo masculino
    1 (abecedario) alphabet
    2 (fundamentos) basics pl
    ' abecé' also found in these entries:
    English:
    ABC
    * * *
    abecé nm
    1. [abecedario] ABC;
    todavía no ha aprendido el abecé she still hasn't learnt the alphabet o her ABC
    2. [fundamentos]
    no sabe ni el abecé de lingüística he doesn't know the first thing about linguistics;
    esa obra es el abecé de la jardinería that book covers the basics of gardening
    * * *
    m fig
    ABCs pl, Br
    ABC, basics pl
    * * *
    abecé nm
    : ABC

    Spanish-English dictionary > abecé

  • 4 acertado

    adj.
    correct, right, well-chosen.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: acertar.
    * * *
    1→ link=acertar acertar
    1 (opinión etc) right, correct; (comentario) fitting; (idea, decisión) clever; (color) well-chosen; (palabra) exact
    2 (conveniente) suitable
    \
    estar acertado,-a to be wise
    * * *
    (f. - acertada)
    adj.
    correct, accurate
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=correcto) [diagnóstico, respuesta] right, correct; [descripción, resumen] accurate
    2) (=apropiado) [comentario, título, regalo] appropriate
    3) (=sensato) [juicio, consejo, idea] wise
    * * *
    - da adjetivo < comentario> pertinent; <solución/elección> good
    * * *
    = fine [finer -comp., finest -sup.], judicious, sound [sounder -comp., soundest -sup.], wise [wiser -comp., wisest -sup.], successful.
    Ex. The solution is fine when the qualifying term that the user seeks is present, and is used relatively consistently.
    Ex. They can also alert the user to unexpected filing orders by the judicious use of references.
    Ex. Thus the scheme has a sound organisational backing.
    Ex. Just as in the establishment of headings for use in catalogues and indexes a code was deemed useful so a code is a wise precaution in any search for standard filing orders.
    Ex. Someone's off-the-cuff idea may be the clue that will tap another's thought and lead to a successful solution.
    ----
    * estar acertado = be right on track.
    * hacer lo más acertado dadas las circunstancias = do + the best thing in the circumstances.
    * metodología acertada = lessons learned [lessons learnt].
    * no muy acertado = wide of the mark.
    * poco acertado = injudicious.
    * ser acertado = be spot on.
    * tomar la decisión más acertada dadas las circunstancias = do + the best thing in the circumstances.
    * * *
    - da adjetivo < comentario> pertinent; <solución/elección> good
    * * *
    = fine [finer -comp., finest -sup.], judicious, sound [sounder -comp., soundest -sup.], wise [wiser -comp., wisest -sup.], successful.

    Ex: The solution is fine when the qualifying term that the user seeks is present, and is used relatively consistently.

    Ex: They can also alert the user to unexpected filing orders by the judicious use of references.
    Ex: Thus the scheme has a sound organisational backing.
    Ex: Just as in the establishment of headings for use in catalogues and indexes a code was deemed useful so a code is a wise precaution in any search for standard filing orders.
    Ex: Someone's off-the-cuff idea may be the clue that will tap another's thought and lead to a successful solution.
    * estar acertado = be right on track.
    * hacer lo más acertado dadas las circunstancias = do + the best thing in the circumstances.
    * metodología acertada = lessons learned [lessons learnt].
    * no muy acertado = wide of the mark.
    * poco acertado = injudicious.
    * ser acertado = be spot on.
    * tomar la decisión más acertada dadas las circunstancias = do + the best thing in the circumstances.

    * * *
    el suyo fue un comentario muy acertado his remark was very much to the point o was very relevant
    no me parece muy acertada su decisión I don't think it was a very good decision
    no estuviste muy acertado en decirle eso it wasn't very clever o smart of you to tell her that
    ¡qué poco acertados estuvimos en la elección! we didn't make a very good choice at all
    * * *

    Del verbo acertar: ( conjugate acertar)

    acertado es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    acertado    
    acertar
    acertado
    ◊ -da adjetivo ‹ comentario pertinent;


    solución/elección good
    acertar ( conjugate acertar) verbo transitivorespuesta/resultadoto get … right;

    verbo intransitivo
    1
    a) (dar, pegar): acertadole a algo to hit sth;




    2 ( lograr) acertado a hacer algo to manage to do sth
    acertado,-a adjetivo
    1 (hipótesis, respuesta) right, correct
    2 (iniciativa, decisión) wise: no estuviste muy acertado al elegir, you didn't make a very good choice
    acertar
    I verbo transitivo
    1 (dar con la solución) to get right
    2 (adivinar) to guess correctly
    3 acertar la quiniela, to win the pools
    II verbo intransitivo
    1 (decidir correctamente) to be right
    2 (encontrar) cuando por fin acertó con la llave..., when she finally found the right key...
    ' acertado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    acertada
    - feliz
    - Tiro
    English:
    accurate
    - apt
    - shrewd
    - wise
    - judicious
    - right
    * * *
    acertado, -a adj
    1. [certero] [respuesta] correct;
    [disparo] on target; [comentario] appropriate
    2. [oportuno] good, clever;
    estuvo muy acertado en su elección he made a very clever choice
    * * *
    I adj
    2 elección good, wise;
    estar acertado fam be right;
    estar muy acertado fam be dead right fam
    II partacertar
    * * *
    acertado, -da adj
    correcto: accurate, correct, on target
    * * *
    1. (correcto) right / correct
    2. (decisión, idea) clever [comp. cleverer; superl. cleverest]

    Spanish-English dictionary > acertado

  • 5 acusar1

    1 = accuse, make + accusation, charge, litigate, face + charges, arraign, indict, denounce, recreminate, reprove, reproach, single out, single out for + criticism, point + (a/the) finger(s) at.
    Ex. He accused her of lying when they said she was at the movies when she had called in sick.
    Ex. From time to time the accusation is made that libraries are run for the convenience of the staff.
    Ex. In June '90, DIALOG Information services filed an antitrust suit against the American Chemical Society (ACS) charging that the Society had damaged the company.
    Ex. The resources provided are to assist the personal injury attorneys litigating medical malpractice claims.
    Ex. This article consider some hypothetical situations in which information providers might face charges of negligence.
    Ex. 25.5 percent of the 247 juveniles arraigned in 3 months alone in 1989 had handicapping conditions.
    Ex. Another problem with the statistical analysis used to indict this and similar schools was the sample.
    Ex. Some of the rules were imposed on Panizzi by the Trustees of the British Museum, and Panizzi could only join his critics in denouncing those rules, such as the rules for entry of anonymous publications.
    Ex. Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote: 'Experience informs us that the first defense of weak minds is to recriminate'.
    Ex. The person reproving his friend must understand that before he can reprove someone else, he must first reprove himself.
    Ex. The Governor, it is learnt, sternly reproached the party for putting the public to inconvenience for the last two days.
    Ex. Conference proceedings are singled out for special attention because they are an important category of material in relation to abstracting and indexing publications.
    Ex. Though what exactly constitutes moral decay is debatable, one group traditionally has been singled out for criticism, namely young people.
    Ex. It is easy to point the fingers at the refs.
    ----
    * acusar a Alguien = confront + Alguien + with accusation.
    * acusar de = lambast [lambaste], make + Nombre + out to be.
    * ser acusado de delito criminal = face + criminal charge.

    Spanish-English dictionary > acusar1

  • 6 adecuado

    adj.
    adequate, appropriate, becoming, apt.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: adecuar.
    * * *
    1→ link=adecuar adecuar
    1 adequate, suitable, appropriate
    * * *
    (f. - adecuada)
    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=apropiado) [actitud, respuesta, ropa, tratamiento] appropriate; [documento, requisito] appropriate, relevant

    lo más adecuado sería... — the best thing o the most appropriate thing would be to...

    2) (=acorde)

    adecuado a algo: un precio adecuado a mis posibilidades — a price within my budget o reach

    3) (=suficiente) [dinero, tiempo] sufficient
    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    a) ( apropiado)
    b) ( aceptable) adequate
    * * *
    = adequate, appropriate, apt, desirable, suitable, competent, convenient, correct, eligible, felicitous, fine [finer -comp., finest -sup.], fit [fitter -comp., fittest -sup.], proper, successful, timely, fitting, commensurate, accommodating, timely, fit for purpose, beffiting.
    Ex. There must be provision for changes necessary to keep the coverage of subjects adequate for new literature.
    Ex. Informative abstracts are appropriate for texts describing experimental work.
    Ex. By building upon a more apt conceptual framework the transfer of information technology can play a role, albeit limited, in the development process.
    Ex. It is desirable that they be treated as parts of a single serials record, since this will provide a 'one-stop' file containing all the relevant data, and will produce a file with a number of funtions.
    Ex. The approach which is suitable in specialised indexing tools for medical research will need to be very specific in order to differentiate between two closely related subjects.
    Ex. Those responsible in libraries must ensure that the users are given competent advice.
    Ex. The most convenient manual format for recording terms is to write each term on a card.
    Ex. If an entry with cross-references or notes must be corrected, add the correct form and then delete the incorrect form.
    Ex. And yet, everyone knows that historically only a very small portion of the eligible users have ever crossed the threshold of a public library.
    Ex. This is hardly a felicitous solution to be followed in other similar cases.
    Ex. The solution is fine when the qualifying term that the user seeks is present, and is used relatively consistently.
    Ex. That was considered to be a fit matter to be relegated to the machines.
    Ex. With proper authorization, you may request information about the status of the copies displayed.
    Ex. Someone's off-the-cuff idea may be the clue that will tap another's thought and lead to a successful solution.
    Ex. I believe that the issues brought forth and debated in the following papers and discussions are as timely today as they were when the institutes were first held.
    Ex. Since libraries are the lifeblood of research, it seems only fitting then that the education of librarians should include familiarity with research methodology.
    Ex. For their indifference, they were rewarded with personnel evaluations which reflected an imaginatively fabricated version of the truth, but which did afford the requisite ego boost and commensurate pay increase.
    Ex. Monitors tuned to television news may have to be located in areas that are less than accommodating to the large numbers of users who want to know the fast-breaking events which affect us all.
    Ex. I am not very good at fortune telling but I suspect it may be timely for people to communicate briefly on strategy and options with him.
    Ex. Commercial pressures are placing demands on the designer to provide solutions which are fit for purpose for all user groups.
    Ex. Since I write in English I should really refer to the city as Florence, but Firenze is such a phonically beautiful sounding word, far more befitting of the beautiful Italian city.
    ----
    * adecuado para = accommodative to, well suited to/for.
    * considerar adecuado = judge + suitable, consider + appropriate.
    * creer adecuado = see + fit, think + fit.
    * de forma adecuada = adequately, fitly, appropriately.
    * de un modo adecuado = appropriately, fitly.
    * el más adecuado = ideally suited.
    * el + Nombre + correcto al + Nombre + adecuado en el momento oportuno = the right + Nombre + to the right + Nombre + at the right time.
    * en el momento adecuado = at the right time.
    * estar en el lugar adecuado en el momento adecuado = be in the right place at the right time.
    * lo adecuado = adequacy.
    * no ser lo más adecuado para = ill suited to/for.
    * poco adecuado = unsuited, unsuitable, inapt.
    * prácticas más adecuadas = lessons learned [lessons learnt], best practices.
    * proporcionar el + Nombre + adecuado al + Nombre + adecuado en el m = provide + the right + Nombre + to the right + Nombre + at the right time.
    * resultar adecuado = prove + suitable.
    * ser adecuado = be right, stand up.
    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    a) ( apropiado)
    b) ( aceptable) adequate
    * * *
    = adequate, appropriate, apt, desirable, suitable, competent, convenient, correct, eligible, felicitous, fine [finer -comp., finest -sup.], fit [fitter -comp., fittest -sup.], proper, successful, timely, fitting, commensurate, accommodating, timely, fit for purpose, beffiting.

    Ex: There must be provision for changes necessary to keep the coverage of subjects adequate for new literature.

    Ex: Informative abstracts are appropriate for texts describing experimental work.
    Ex: By building upon a more apt conceptual framework the transfer of information technology can play a role, albeit limited, in the development process.
    Ex: It is desirable that they be treated as parts of a single serials record, since this will provide a 'one-stop' file containing all the relevant data, and will produce a file with a number of funtions.
    Ex: The approach which is suitable in specialised indexing tools for medical research will need to be very specific in order to differentiate between two closely related subjects.
    Ex: Those responsible in libraries must ensure that the users are given competent advice.
    Ex: The most convenient manual format for recording terms is to write each term on a card.
    Ex: If an entry with cross-references or notes must be corrected, add the correct form and then delete the incorrect form.
    Ex: And yet, everyone knows that historically only a very small portion of the eligible users have ever crossed the threshold of a public library.
    Ex: This is hardly a felicitous solution to be followed in other similar cases.
    Ex: The solution is fine when the qualifying term that the user seeks is present, and is used relatively consistently.
    Ex: That was considered to be a fit matter to be relegated to the machines.
    Ex: With proper authorization, you may request information about the status of the copies displayed.
    Ex: Someone's off-the-cuff idea may be the clue that will tap another's thought and lead to a successful solution.
    Ex: I believe that the issues brought forth and debated in the following papers and discussions are as timely today as they were when the institutes were first held.
    Ex: Since libraries are the lifeblood of research, it seems only fitting then that the education of librarians should include familiarity with research methodology.
    Ex: For their indifference, they were rewarded with personnel evaluations which reflected an imaginatively fabricated version of the truth, but which did afford the requisite ego boost and commensurate pay increase.
    Ex: Monitors tuned to television news may have to be located in areas that are less than accommodating to the large numbers of users who want to know the fast-breaking events which affect us all.
    Ex: I am not very good at fortune telling but I suspect it may be timely for people to communicate briefly on strategy and options with him.
    Ex: Commercial pressures are placing demands on the designer to provide solutions which are fit for purpose for all user groups.
    Ex: Since I write in English I should really refer to the city as Florence, but Firenze is such a phonically beautiful sounding word, far more befitting of the beautiful Italian city.
    * adecuado para = accommodative to, well suited to/for.
    * considerar adecuado = judge + suitable, consider + appropriate.
    * creer adecuado = see + fit, think + fit.
    * de forma adecuada = adequately, fitly, appropriately.
    * de un modo adecuado = appropriately, fitly.
    * el más adecuado = ideally suited.
    * el + Nombre + correcto al + Nombre + adecuado en el momento oportuno = the right + Nombre + to the right + Nombre + at the right time.
    * en el momento adecuado = at the right time.
    * estar en el lugar adecuado en el momento adecuado = be in the right place at the right time.
    * lo adecuado = adequacy.
    * no ser lo más adecuado para = ill suited to/for.
    * poco adecuado = unsuited, unsuitable, inapt.
    * prácticas más adecuadas = lessons learned [lessons learnt], best practices.
    * proporcionar el + Nombre + adecuado al + Nombre + adecuado en el m = provide + the right + Nombre + to the right + Nombre + at the right time.
    * resultar adecuado = prove + suitable.
    * ser adecuado = be right, stand up.

    * * *
    1
    (apropiado): me parece poco adecuado para una ocasión así I don't think it is very suitable for such an occasion
    es la persona más adecuada para este trabajo she is the best person o the most suitable person for the job o to do the job
    éste no es el momento adecuado this is not the right moment
    no disponemos de los medios adecuados para realizar el trabajo we do not have adequate o the necessary resources to carry out the work
    2 (aceptable) adequate
    * * *

     

    Del verbo adecuar: ( conjugate adecuar)

    adecuado es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    adecuado    
    adecuar
    adecuado
    ◊ -da adjetivo

    a) ( apropiado) ‹vestido/regalo suitable;

    momento right;
    medios adequate;


    adecuar ( conjugate adecuar) verbo transitivo adecuado algo a algo to adapt sth to sth
    adecuado,-a adjetivo appropriate, suitable
    adecuar verbo transitivo to adapt
    ' adecuado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    adecuada
    - aparente
    - apta
    - apto
    - corresponder
    - distribuir
    - encontrar
    - justa
    - justo
    - microclima
    - momento
    - pertinente
    - propia
    - propio
    - bien
    - indicado
    - planteamiento
    English:
    adequate
    - appropriate
    - beginner
    - due
    - fit
    - fitting
    - proper
    - suitable
    - undue
    - unsuitable
    - right
    - suited
    * * *
    adecuado, -a adj
    appropriate, suitable;
    muchos niños no reciben una alimentación adecuada many children do not have a proper diet;
    ponte un traje adecuado para la ceremonia wear something suitable for the ceremony;
    no es un hombre adecuado para ella he's not the right sort of man for her;
    el sistema actual no es el adecuado the current system isn't the right one;
    no creo que este sea el lugar más adecuado para discutir del tema I don't think this is the best o right place to discuss the matter;
    repartieron los fondos de forma adecuada they shared out the funds appropriately
    * * *
    adj suitable, appropriate
    * * *
    adecuado, -da adj
    1) idóneo: suitable, appropriate
    2) : adequate
    * * *
    adecuado adj right / suitable

    Spanish-English dictionary > adecuado

  • 7 antepenúltimo

    adj.
    antepenultimate, last but two.
    * * *
    1 antepenultimate
    * * *
    (f. - antepenúltima)
    adj.
    antepenultimate, third from last
    * * *
    ADJ last but two, antepenultimate frm
    * * *
    I
    - ma adjetivo (delante del n) third from last, antepenultimate (frml)
    II
    - ma masculino, femenino
    * * *
    = last but two, antepenultimate, third to last.
    Ex. Dactylic rhyme is a rhyme in which the last but two is the most strongly stressed syllable.
    Ex. It has been reported that the accent nucleus of a Japanese word tends to be located on the antepenultimate mora.
    Ex. Nouns, which are stressed on the third to last syllable, have unpredictable stress and must be learnt individually.
    * * *
    I
    - ma adjetivo (delante del n) third from last, antepenultimate (frml)
    II
    - ma masculino, femenino
    * * *
    = last but two, antepenultimate, third to last.

    Ex: Dactylic rhyme is a rhyme in which the last but two is the most strongly stressed syllable.

    Ex: It has been reported that the accent nucleus of a Japanese word tends to be located on the antepenultimate mora.
    Ex: Nouns, which are stressed on the third to last syllable, have unpredictable stress and must be learnt individually.

    * * *
    ( delante del n) antepenultimate ( frml), third from last
    masculine, feminine
    llegó el antepenúltimo a la meta he was third from last
    es el antepenúltimo en la lista he's third from bottom on the list
    * * *

    antepenúltimo
    ◊ -ma adjetivo ( delante del n) third from last, antepenultimate (frml)

    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino: fue el antepenúltimo en la carrera he came third from last on the race;
    es el antepenúltimo en la lista he's third from bottom on the list
    antepenúltimo,-a
    I adjetivo antepenultimate
    la antepenúltima puerta a la derecha, the last door but two on the right
    II m,f (de una carrera) the third from last, (de una lista) the third from the bottom

    ' antepenúltimo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    antepenúltima
    * * *
    antepenúltimo, -a
    adj
    third (from) last;
    es la antepenúltima carrera del campeonato it's the third (from) last race of the championships;
    “encefálico” se acentúa en la antepenúltima sílaba “encefálico” has an accent on the third (from) last syllable
    nm,f
    third from last;
    llegó el antepenúltimo he came third from last
    * * *
    adj third last
    * * *
    antepenúltimo, -ma adj
    : third from last

    Spanish-English dictionary > antepenúltimo

  • 8 aplicar

    v.
    1 to apply.
    Ricardo le aplica pintura a la pared Richard applies paint to the wall.
    El chico le aplicó la fórmula a la ecuación The boy applied the formula to…
    2 to be applicable, to apply, to appertain.
    Aplica el descuento The discount is applicable.
    3 to rub in.
    Ricardo aplica loción de manos Richard rubs in hand lotion.
    4 to administer.
    María aplica inyecciones Mary applies injections.
    * * *
    Conjugation model [ SACAR], like link=sacar sacar
    1 (gen) to apply
    para pedidos superiores a 250 se aplica un descuento del 10% for orders over 250 there is a 10% discount
    2 (destinar) to assign
    1 (esforzarse) to apply oneself, work hard
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (=poner)
    a) (Med) [+ crema, pomada] to apply; [+ inyección, tratamiento] to give, administer frm (a to)
    b) frm [+ pintura, pegamento] to apply frm
    2) (=poner en práctica) [+ teoría] to put into practice; [+ técnica] to use; [+ principio] to apply; [+ descuento] to give; [+ sanción, castigo] to impose, apply
    3) (=dedicar)

    aplicar a algo[+ esfuerzos, tiempo] to devote to sth; [+ recursos] to apply to sth

    2.
    VI Bol, Col, Ven to apply
    3.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1) (frml) <pomada/maquillaje/barniz> to apply (frml)
    2) < sanción> to impose; < descuento> to allow
    3) (frml) <método/sistema> to put into practice
    2.
    aplicar vi (Col, Ven) to apply

    aplicar a un puesto/una beca — to apply for a job/a scholarship

    3.
    aplicarse v pron to apply oneself
    * * *
    = pursue, bring to + bear.
    Ex. All effective indexes must have some common facets if only because the audience does not alter merely because the indexer chooses to pursue certain indexing practices.
    Ex. For such a task the librarian is particularly well fitted by his professional education: bringing to bear the great analytical power of classification should be second nature to him.
    ----
    * aplicar con brocha = brush.
    * aplicar de forma general = widely applied.
    * aplicar indiscriminadamente = apply across + the board.
    * aplicar la inteligencia a = apply + intellect to.
    * aplicar mal = misapply.
    * aplicar por extensión = extend.
    * aplicarse = apply, pull + (a/Posesivo) finger out.
    * aplicársele el cuento a Alguien = cap + fit.
    * aplicarse también = hold + good.
    * aplicar una capa base = prime.
    * aplicar una capa de imprimación = prime.
    * aplicar una normativa = apply + regulations.
    * aplicar un tratamiento equivocado = mistreat.
    * aplicar un tratamiento erróneo = mistreat.
    * lo mismo se aplica a = the same is true (for/of/with).
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1) (frml) <pomada/maquillaje/barniz> to apply (frml)
    2) < sanción> to impose; < descuento> to allow
    3) (frml) <método/sistema> to put into practice
    2.
    aplicar vi (Col, Ven) to apply

    aplicar a un puesto/una beca — to apply for a job/a scholarship

    3.
    aplicarse v pron to apply oneself
    * * *
    = pursue, bring to + bear.

    Ex: All effective indexes must have some common facets if only because the audience does not alter merely because the indexer chooses to pursue certain indexing practices.

    Ex: For such a task the librarian is particularly well fitted by his professional education: bringing to bear the great analytical power of classification should be second nature to him.
    * aplicar con brocha = brush.
    * aplicar de forma general = widely applied.
    * aplicar indiscriminadamente = apply across + the board.
    * aplicar la inteligencia a = apply + intellect to.
    * aplicar mal = misapply.
    * aplicar por extensión = extend.
    * aplicarse = apply, pull + (a/Posesivo) finger out.
    * aplicársele el cuento a Alguien = cap + fit.
    * aplicarse también = hold + good.
    * aplicar una capa base = prime.
    * aplicar una capa de imprimación = prime.
    * aplicar una normativa = apply + regulations.
    * aplicar un tratamiento equivocado = mistreat.
    * aplicar un tratamiento erróneo = mistreat.
    * lo mismo se aplica a = the same is true (for/of/with).

    * * *
    aplicar [A2 ]
    vt
    A ( frml); ‹pomada/maquillaje› to apply ( frml), put on; ‹pintura/barniz› to apply ( frml); ‹inyección› to administer ( frml), to give
    B ‹sanción› to impose; ‹descuento› to allow
    en estos casos se aplicará todo el rigor de la ley in such cases the full weight of the law will be brought to bear
    se le aplicará la tarifa 4A you will be charged at rate 4A
    el acuerdo sólo se aplica a los afiliados al sindicato the agreement applies only to union members
    C ( frml); ‹método/sistema› to put into practice, apply ( frml)
    D ‹misa› to say
    ■ aplicar
    vi
    (Col, Ven) to apply
    aplicar a un puesto/una beca to apply for a job/a scholarship
    to apply oneself
    tienes que aplicarte más en tus estudios you must apply yourself more to your studies
    todos se aplicaron para que resultara un éxito they all worked hard to make it a success
    * * *

     

    aplicar ( conjugate aplicar) verbo transitivo
    1 (frml) ‹pomada/maquillaje/barniz to apply (frml)
    2 sanción to impose;
    descuento to allow;

    3método/sistema to put into practice
    verbo intransitivo (Col, Ven) to apply;
    aplicar a un puesto/una beca to apply for a job/a scholarship

    aplicarse verbo pronominal
    to apply oneself
    aplicar verbo transitivo to apply

    ' aplicar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    dar
    English:
    administer
    - apply
    - dab
    - lay on
    - reapply
    - rub in
    - slap on
    - spray
    - double
    - pioneer
    - prime
    - rub
    - waive
    * * *
    vt
    1. [técnica, teoría] to apply;
    [plan] to implement; [sanciones] to impose; [nombre, calificativo] to give, to apply
    2. [pomada, vendaje, pintura] to apply;
    aplicó alcohol en la herida she cleaned the wound with alcohol
    vi
    Andes [postular] to apply (a for)
    * * *
    v/t apply; sanciones impose
    * * *
    aplicar {72} vt
    : to apply
    * * *
    1. (extender) to apply [pt. & pp. applied]
    aplicó pomada sobre la picadura she applied some cream to the bite / she put some cream on the bite
    2. (poner en práctica) to put into practice [pt. & pp. put]

    Spanish-English dictionary > aplicar

  • 9 aprender

    v.
    aprender a hacer algo to learn to do something
    ¡para que aprendas! that'll teach you!
    Silvia adquirió experiencia Silvia acquired experience.
    * * *
    1 to learn
    2 (memorizar) to learn by heart
    1 to learn, learn by heart
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    1.

    aprender algo de memoria — to learn sth (off) by heart, memorize sth

    2.
    3.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo intransitivo to learn
    2.
    aprender vt <lección/oficio> to learn

    aprender algo de alguien/algo — to learn something from somebody/something

    aprender a + inf — to learn to + inf

    3.
    aprenderse v pron (enf)
    * * *
    = learn, get into, learn + Posesivo + lesson, smarten up, wise up.
    Ex. It is also easy to learn the proper command chain for frequently used library funds.
    Ex. 'But didn't you say that one of the reasons you wanted to leave was because you were tired of macramËéË and wanted to get into computers?'.
    Ex. One lesson soon learned was that cultural and library needs are only a small part of a municipality's overall policy.
    Ex. The article 'Motherboards smarten up' reports on recent technological developments in motherboards = El artículo "Las placas madres aprenden" informa sobre los recientes avances tecnológicos de estas placas.
    Ex. The article 'Cataloguing electronic resources: wise up or dumb down?' argues that WWW search engines do a good job in impossibly difficult circumstances but that they do not provide enough information about a resource.
    ----
    * ansioso por aprender = thirsty for knowledge.
    * aprender a = learn + how, develop + a sense of.
    * aprender a fuerza de errores = learn by + trial and error.
    * aprender al dedillo = learn + Nombre + off pat.
    * aprender Algo a base de cometer errores = learn + Nombre + the hard way.
    * aprender Algo a fuerza de errores = learn + Nombre + the hard way.
    * aprender Algo a fuerza de golpes = learn + Nombre + the hard way.
    * aprender a manejar Algo = get + the hang of.
    * aprender a su propio ritmo = learn at + Posesivo + own pace.
    * aprender a vivir con Algo = learn + to live with + Nombre.
    * aprender con la práctica = learn by + doing.
    * aprender de = draw + lessons from.
    * aprender de carretilla = learn + Nombre + off pat.
    * aprender de errores = learn from + errors.
    * aprender de la experiencia = learn from + experience.
    * aprender de la forma más difícil = learn + the hard way.
    * aprender del pasado = learn from + the past.
    * aprender de memoria = memorise [memorize, -USA], learn + Nombre + off pat.
    * aprender de nuevo = relearn.
    * aprender el uno del otro = learn from + one another.
    * aprender en las carnes de Uno = learn + the hard way.
    * aprender haciendo = learn by + doing.
    * aprender la lección = learn + Posesivo + lesson.
    * aprender los trucos del oficio = learn + the ropes.
    * aprender mirando = shadow.
    * aprender mutuamente = learn from + one another.
    * aprender por el método de ensayo y error = learn by + trial and error.
    * aprenderse Algo al dedillo = learn + Nombre + inside-out.
    * aprenderse de memoria = commit to + memory.
    * capaz de aprender = trainable.
    * deseo por aprender = thirst for knowledge.
    * deseoso de aprender = thirsty for knowledge.
    * el que aprende = learner.
    * lecciones aprendidas = lessons learned [lessons learnt].
    * persona que está aprendiendo a conducir = learner driver.
    * volver a aprender = relearn.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo intransitivo to learn
    2.
    aprender vt <lección/oficio> to learn

    aprender algo de alguien/algo — to learn something from somebody/something

    aprender a + inf — to learn to + inf

    3.
    aprenderse v pron (enf)
    * * *
    = learn, get into, learn + Posesivo + lesson, smarten up, wise up.

    Ex: It is also easy to learn the proper command chain for frequently used library funds.

    Ex: 'But didn't you say that one of the reasons you wanted to leave was because you were tired of macramËéË and wanted to get into computers?'.
    Ex: One lesson soon learned was that cultural and library needs are only a small part of a municipality's overall policy.
    Ex: The article 'Motherboards smarten up' reports on recent technological developments in motherboards = El artículo "Las placas madres aprenden" informa sobre los recientes avances tecnológicos de estas placas.
    Ex: The article 'Cataloguing electronic resources: wise up or dumb down?' argues that WWW search engines do a good job in impossibly difficult circumstances but that they do not provide enough information about a resource.
    * ansioso por aprender = thirsty for knowledge.
    * aprender a = learn + how, develop + a sense of.
    * aprender a fuerza de errores = learn by + trial and error.
    * aprender al dedillo = learn + Nombre + off pat.
    * aprender Algo a base de cometer errores = learn + Nombre + the hard way.
    * aprender Algo a fuerza de errores = learn + Nombre + the hard way.
    * aprender Algo a fuerza de golpes = learn + Nombre + the hard way.
    * aprender a manejar Algo = get + the hang of.
    * aprender a su propio ritmo = learn at + Posesivo + own pace.
    * aprender a vivir con Algo = learn + to live with + Nombre.
    * aprender con la práctica = learn by + doing.
    * aprender de = draw + lessons from.
    * aprender de carretilla = learn + Nombre + off pat.
    * aprender de errores = learn from + errors.
    * aprender de la experiencia = learn from + experience.
    * aprender de la forma más difícil = learn + the hard way.
    * aprender del pasado = learn from + the past.
    * aprender de memoria = memorise [memorize, -USA], learn + Nombre + off pat.
    * aprender de nuevo = relearn.
    * aprender el uno del otro = learn from + one another.
    * aprender en las carnes de Uno = learn + the hard way.
    * aprender haciendo = learn by + doing.
    * aprender la lección = learn + Posesivo + lesson.
    * aprender los trucos del oficio = learn + the ropes.
    * aprender mirando = shadow.
    * aprender mutuamente = learn from + one another.
    * aprender por el método de ensayo y error = learn by + trial and error.
    * aprenderse Algo al dedillo = learn + Nombre + inside-out.
    * aprenderse de memoria = commit to + memory.
    * capaz de aprender = trainable.
    * deseo por aprender = thirst for knowledge.
    * deseoso de aprender = thirsty for knowledge.
    * el que aprende = learner.
    * lecciones aprendidas = lessons learned [lessons learnt].
    * persona que está aprendiendo a conducir = learner driver.
    * volver a aprender = relearn.

    * * *
    aprender [E1 ]
    vi
    to learn
    ¡nunca aprenderás! you'll never learn!
    ■ aprender
    vt
    ‹idioma/lección/oficio› to learn
    tienes que aprenderlo de memoria you have to learn it (off) by heart
    aprender algo DE algn to learn sth FROM sb
    los buenos modales los aprendió de su padre he learned his good manners from his father
    aprender A + INF to learn to + INF
    nunca aprendió a leer he never learned to read
    ( enf):
    se aprendió el papel en una tarde she learned the part in an afternoon
    tienen que aprenderse la lección para mañana you have to learn the lesson (by heart) for tomorrow
    * * *

     

    aprender ( conjugate aprender) vi/vt
    to learn;
    aprender a hacer algo to learn to do sth
    aprenderse verbo pronominal ( enf) ‹lección/parte to learn;

    aprender verbo transitivo to learn
    aprender a hacer algo, to learn to do something

    ' aprender' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    A
    - cartilla
    - comedirse
    - guión
    - incapacidad
    - afán
    - conocer
    - enseñar
    - memoria
    - repaso
    English:
    aptitude
    - basic
    - drum
    - eager
    - heart
    - intent
    - learn
    - memorize
    - parrot-fashion
    - pick up
    - ram
    - start
    - study
    - way
    - budget
    - come
    - ever
    - go
    - grip
    - hard
    - lesson
    - pick
    * * *
    vt
    to learn;
    aprendí mucho de mi profesor I learned a lot from my teacher;
    aprender a hacer algo to learn to do sth;
    aprender algo de memoria to learn sth by heart;
    Fig
    parece que no han aprendido la lección it seems like they haven't learned their lesson
    vi
    to learn;
    ¡aprende de tu hermana! learn from your sister!;
    ¡para que aprendas! that'll teach you!;
    ¡así aprenderá! that'll teach him!;
    ¡nunca aprenderán! they'll never learn!
    * * *
    v/t learn;
    aprender a leer/conducir learn to read/drive;
    aprender de la experiencia learn from experience
    * * *
    : to learn
    * * *
    aprender vb to learn [pt. & pp. learnt]

    Spanish-English dictionary > aprender

  • 10 atractivo2

    2 = attractive, glamorous, glossy [glossier -comp., glossiest -sup.], inviting, appetising [appetizing, -USA], handsome [handsomer -comp., handsomest -sup.], engaging, dashing, personable, arresting, magnetic, enticing, good looking, winning, appealing, endearing, fancied, sizzling, glam, comely [comelier -comp., comeliest -sup.].
    Ex. A particularly attractive feature of the notation is the expressiveness of the notation.
    Ex. Service is perhaps not a very glamorous concept, but we are nevertheless a service profession = El servicio quizás no es un concepto muy atractivo, pero no obstante somos una profesión dedicada al servicio.
    Ex. On the other hand, credibility relates less to glossy brochure futuristics than to tested areas of application.
    Ex. An easy and inviting route to the entrance needs to be unambiguously defined.
    Ex. This is not a very appetizing thought for anyone who wishes to play a key role in the operations of the library.
    Ex. All these novels are about young women meeting handsome men, at first disliking them and then discovering that they love them, with the inescapable 'happy ending' which means matrimony in these cases.
    Ex. The interview went smoothly; the committee was impressed by her knowledge of the current library scene, her enthusiasm, and her engaging personality.
    Ex. Some unfortunate children grow up as readers of James Bond, of dashing thrillers and the blood-and-guts of crude war stories.
    Ex. Mr Berman, who is a very personable and enthusiastic librarian, certainly comes across.
    Ex. It is when speakers have no feeling for pause that their speech seems to burble on without any arresting quality; the club bore is a burbler: he has not learnt the eloquence of silence.
    Ex. It is the duty of the library staff to make the institution magnetic.
    Ex. The article 'Library scavenger hunts: a way out of the bewilderness' describes the use of library scavenger hunts to teach high school and college students research strategies and to make library use both enticing and enriching.
    Ex. Our library and some others have prevailed upon a local vendor to prepare good looking, durable packaging for cassettes which makes them perfectly accommodative to the ordinary bookshelves.
    Ex. Basically it is more tangible and exciting for retailers to develop new products, decorate stores, design Web sites, and create winning advertisements than it is for them to struggle to set prices that will mean profits.
    Ex. The author offers some suggestions, somewhat 'tongue in cheek', to make the game more appealing for spectators.
    Ex. Frequently the youngest child takes on the role of the mascot; he acts cute, mischievous, and endearing.
    Ex. The convention failed to reach an agreement on any of the more fancied candidates.
    Ex. He had a sizzling, electric stage presence.
    Ex. Ponytails are becoming glam, says the New York Times.
    Ex. He went in the tavern wearing an eye patch, crying 'ahoy, matey!' and eying the comely wenches.
    ----
    * de un modo atractivo = appealingly.
    * hacer atractivo = endear.
    * parecer atractivo = look + attractive.
    * poco atractivo = off-putting, unattractive, unglamorous, uninviting, unappealing.
    * resultar atractivo = prove + attractive.
    * ser atractivo = look + attractive, be popular in appeal.
    * sin atractivo = unattractive.

    Spanish-English dictionary > atractivo2

  • 11 base

    adj.
    host.
    f.
    base de maquillaje foundation (cream)
    2 basis (fundamento, origen).
    el petróleo es la base de su economía their economy is based on oil
    ese argumento se cae por su base that argument is built on sand
    partimos de la base de que… we assume that…
    sentar las bases para to lay the foundations of
    3 base.
    base aérea air base
    base espacial space station
    base de lanzamiento launch site
    base naval naval base
    base de operaciones operational base
    4 base (chemistry).
    5 base (math & geometry).
    6 base.
    7 makeup.
    8 radix, base of a system of numbers or logarithms.
    pres.subj.
    1st person singular (yo) Present Subjunctive of Spanish verb: basar.
    * * *
    1 (gen) base
    2 figurado basis
    si partimos de la base de que... if we start from the premise that...
    3 QUÍMICA base, alkali
    2 las bases (de partido etc) grass roots, rank and file
    \
    a base de (por) through, by means of, using 2 (de) consisting of
    en base a based on, on the basis of
    base aérea air base
    base de datos database
    base de datos documental documentary database
    base de datos relacional relational database
    base de lanzamiento launch site
    base de operaciones operational headquarters
    base imponible taxable income
    base naval naval base
    * * *
    noun f.
    1) base
    * * *
    1. SF
    1) (=parte inferior) base
    2) (=fondo) [de pintura] background; [de maquillaje] foundation
    3) (=fundamento) basis

    carecer de base — [acusación] to lack foundation, be unfounded; [argumento] to lack justification, be unjustified

    de base — [error, dato] basic, fundamental; [activista, apoyo] grass-roots antes de s

    en base a [uso periodístico]

    en base a que: no publicaron la carta en base a que era demasiado larga — they didn't publish the letter because it was too long

    partir de una base, un juez tiene que partir de una base de neutralidad absoluta — a judge must start out from a position of absolute neutrality

    partiendo de esta base, nos planteamos la necesidad... — on this assumption, we think it necessary...

    partir de la base de que... — to take as one's starting point that...

    sentar las bases de algo — to lay the foundations of sth

    sobre la base de algo — on the basis of sth

    4) (=componente principal)

    a base de algo, una dieta a base de arroz — a rice-based diet, a diet based on rice

    un plato a base de verduras — a vegetable-based dish, a dish based on vegetables

    a base de hacer algo — by doing sth

    así, a base de no hacer nada, poco vas a conseguir — you won't achieve much by doing nothing

    a base de insistir, la convenció para comprar la casa — by o through his insistence, he persuaded her to buy the house

    base imponible — (Econ) taxable income

    5) (=conocimientos básicos) grounding
    6) (Mil) base
    7) pl bases
    a) (=condiciones) [de concurso] conditions, rules; [de convocatoria] requirements
    b) (Pol)
    8) (Inform)
    9) (Mat) [en una potencia] base
    10) (Quím) base
    11) (Téc) base, mounting
    12) (Agrimensura) base, base line
    13) (Ling) (tb: base derivativa) base form
    14) (Béisbol) base
    15) ** (=droga) base
    2.
    SMF (Baloncesto) guard
    3. ADJ INV
    1) (=de partida) [campamento, campo] base antes de s ; [puerto] home antes de s
    2) (=básico) [idea] basic; [documento, texto] provisional, draft

    alimento base — staple (food)

    color base — base colour o (EEUU) color

    salario, sueldo
    * * *
    I
    1)
    a) ( parte inferior) base
    b) tb
    2)

    a base de: a base de descansar se fue recuperando by resting she gradually recovered; un régimen a base de verdura a vegetable-based diet; vive a base de pastillas he lives on pills; de base <planteamiento/error> fundamental, basic; < militante> rank-and-file (before n), ordinary (before n); < movimiento> grass-roots (before n); en base a (crit) on the basis of; a base de bien (Esp fam): comimos a base de bien — we ate really well

    base aérea/naval/militar — air/naval/military base

    5)

    las bases — (Pol) the rank and file (pl)

    6) (Mat, Quím) base
    7) bases femenino plural ( de concurso) rules (pl)
    8)
    a) ( en béisbol) base
    b) base masculino y femenino ( en baloncesto) guard
    II
    adjetivo invariable
    a) (básico, elemental) basic; <documento/texto> draft (before n)
    b) < campamento> base (before n)
    * * *
    = base, base, base plate, basis [bases, -pl.], basis [bases, -pl.], bedrock, core, cornerstone [corner-stone], foundation, grounding, underpinning, cradle, warp and woof.
    Ex. The reader should now have a reasonably firm base from which to begin a more detailed reading of the specification of elements.
    Ex. The base of a notation is the set of symbols used in a specific notation.
    Ex. The two windows in the base plate of the scanner help move the read head accurately across the bar codes.
    Ex. These factors form the basis of the problems in identifying a satisfactory subject approach, and start to explain the vast array of different tolls used in the subject approach to knowledge.
    Ex. These factors form the basis of the problems in identifying a satisfactory subject approach, and start to explain the vast array of different tolls used in the subject approach to knowledge.
    Ex. We are the bedrock of our profession and the standards that we attain fundamentally affect the status of the profession.
    Ex. The main list of index terms is the core of the thesaurus and defines the index language.
    Ex. Abstracts are the cornerstone of secondary publications.
    Ex. In the same way that citation orders may have more or less theoretical foundations, equally reference generation may follow a predetermined pattern.
    Ex. The experience gained with these special schemes provided a grounding for work on the development of a new general scheme.
    Ex. The criteria must be subject to continuing review and annual updating if they are to remain valid as the underpinning for a professional activity.
    Ex. 'I have to leave fairly soon,' he said as he returned the receiver to its cradle, 'so let's get down to business'.
    Ex. Training in self-help is part of the warp and woof of any tenable theory of reference work.
    ----
    * 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.
    * afianzar las bases = strengthen + foundations.
    * aplicar una capa base = prime.
    * aprender Algo a base de cometer errores = learn + Nombre + the hard way.
    * banda de base = baseband.
    * basado en un gestor de bases de datos = DBMS-based.
    * base cognitiva = knowledge base [knowledge-base].
    * base de datos = data bank [databank], database [data base], database software.
    * base de datos automatizada = computer database, computer-held database, computerised database, machine-readable database.
    * base de datos bibliográfica = bibliographic database.
    * base de datos bibliográfica de resúmenes = abstracts based bibliographic database.
    * base de datos catalográfica = catalogue database, cataloguing database.
    * base de datos comercial = commercial database.
    * base de datos completa = full-provision database.
    * base de datos con información confidencial = intelligence database.
    * base de datos cruzada = cross database.
    * base de datos de acceso mediante suscripción = subscription database.
    * base de datos de autoridades = authority database.
    * base de datos de carburantes = TULSA.
    * base de datos de documentos primarios = source database.
    * base de datos de documentos secundarios = reference database.
    * base de datos de dominio público = public domain database.
    * base de datos de educación = ERIC.
    * base de datos de imágenes = image database, image bank.
    * base de datos de investigación = research database.
    * base de datos del gobierno de USA = CRECORD, FEDREG.
    * base de datos de lógica difusa = fuzzy database.
    * base de datos de medicina = MEDLINE.
    * base de datos de negocios = business database.
    * base de datos de pago = subscription database.
    * base de datos de patentes = WPI.
    * base de datos de propiedades = properties database.
    * base de datos de referencia = reference database.
    * base de datos de referencia a especialistas = referral database.
    * base de datos de registros de catálogo = catalogue record database.
    * base de datos de texto = textual data base, text-oriented database, text database.
    * base de datos de texto completo = full text database.
    * base de datos de texto libre = free text database.
    * base de datos dirigida a un mercado específico = niche database.
    * base de datos distribuida = distributed database.
    * base de datos documental = textual data base.
    * base de datos en CD-ROM = CD-ROM database.
    * base de datos en disco óptico = optical disc database.
    * base de datos en estado original = raw database.
    * base de datos en línea = online database.
    * base de datos estadística = statistical database.
    * base de datos externa = external database.
    * base de datos factual = factual database.
    * base de datos financiera = financial database.
    * base de datos interna = in-house database.
    * base de datos jurídica = legal database.
    * base de datos local = local area database.
    * base de datos multimedia = multimedia database.
    * base de datos no bibliográfica = non-bibliographic database.
    * base de datos numérica = numeric database, numerical database.
    * base de datos numérico-textual = textual-numeric database, text-numeric database.
    * base de datos relacional = relational database.
    * base de datos residente = resident database.
    * base de datos terminológica = terminology database.
    * base de datos textual = textual data base.
    * base de operaciones = home base.
    * base de un número = subscript numeral.
    * base impositiva = tax base.
    * base lógica = rationale.
    * base militar = military base.
    * bases = background.
    * base teórica = theoretical underpinning, theoretical underpinning.
    * búsqueda en múltiples bases de datos = cross database searching.
    * campamento base = base camp.
    * comenzar desde la base = start at + ground zero.
    * como base para = as a basis for.
    * con base de arena = sand-based.
    * con base empírica = empirically-based.
    * con base en = based in.
    * conformar las bases = set + the framework.
    * conocimiento de base = foundation study.
    * constituir la base = form + the foundation.
    * constituir la base de = form + the basis of.
    * construir la base = form + the skeleton.
    * creador de bases de datos = database producer.
    * crear una base = form + a basis.
    * de base popular = grassroots [grass-roots].
    * descubrimiento de información en las bases de datos = knowledge discovery in databases (KDD).
    * directorio de empresas en base de datos = company directory database.
    * distribuidor de bases de datos = online system host, database host, host system, online service vendor.
    * distribuidor de bases de datos en línea = online vendor.
    * empezar desde la base = start at + ground zero.
    * en base a = in terms of, on the grounds that/of, on the basis of.
    * en la base = at the core (of).
    * en su base = at its core.
    * específico de una base de datos = database-specific.
    * formar la base = form + the foundation.
    * formar la base de = form + the basis of.
    * gestión de bases de datos = database management.
    * gestor de bases de datos = database management system (DBMS), DBMS system.
    * gestor de bases de datos relacionales = relational database management system.
    * hecho a base de parches = patchwork.
    * industria de las bases de datos = database industry.
    * línea base = baseline [base line].
    * meta base de datos = meta-database.
    * montar una base de datos = mount + database.
    * novela escrita a base de fórmulas o clichés = formula fiction.
    * organismo de base popular = grassroots organisation.
    * partir de la base de que = start from + the premise that, build on + the premise that.
    * poner las bases = lay + foundation, lay + the basis for.
    * portada de una base de datos = file banner.
    * presupuesto de base cero = zero-base(d) budgeting (ZZB), zero-base(d) budget.
    * productor de bases de datos = database producer.
    * programa de gestión de bases de datos = database management software.
    * proveedor de bases de datos = database provider.
    * que funciona a base de órdenes = command-driven.
    * remedio a base de hierbas = herbal remedy.
    * sentar base = make + things happen.
    * sentar las bases = lay + foundation, set + the scene, set + the wheels in motion, set + the tone, set + the framework, set + the pattern, provide + the basis, lay + the basis for, provide + the material for.
    * sentar las bases de Algo = lay + the groundwork for.
    * ser la base de = be at the core of, form + the basis of, be at the heart of.
    * sin base = unsupported, ill-founded.
    * sobre base de arena = sand-based.
    * sobre esta base = on this basis, on that basis.
    * sobre la base de = in relation to, on the usual basis.
    * subsistir a base de = live on.
    * tipo de interés base = base rate, prime rate.
    * tratamiento a base de hierbas = herbal treatment.
    * * *
    I
    1)
    a) ( parte inferior) base
    b) tb
    2)

    a base de: a base de descansar se fue recuperando by resting she gradually recovered; un régimen a base de verdura a vegetable-based diet; vive a base de pastillas he lives on pills; de base <planteamiento/error> fundamental, basic; < militante> rank-and-file (before n), ordinary (before n); < movimiento> grass-roots (before n); en base a (crit) on the basis of; a base de bien (Esp fam): comimos a base de bien — we ate really well

    base aérea/naval/militar — air/naval/military base

    5)

    las bases — (Pol) the rank and file (pl)

    6) (Mat, Quím) base
    7) bases femenino plural ( de concurso) rules (pl)
    8)
    a) ( en béisbol) base
    b) base masculino y femenino ( en baloncesto) guard
    II
    adjetivo invariable
    a) (básico, elemental) basic; <documento/texto> draft (before n)
    b) < campamento> base (before n)
    * * *
    = base, base, base plate, basis [bases, -pl.], basis [bases, -pl.], bedrock, core, cornerstone [corner-stone], foundation, grounding, underpinning, cradle, warp and woof.

    Ex: The reader should now have a reasonably firm base from which to begin a more detailed reading of the specification of elements.

    Ex: The base of a notation is the set of symbols used in a specific notation.
    Ex: The two windows in the base plate of the scanner help move the read head accurately across the bar codes.
    Ex: These factors form the basis of the problems in identifying a satisfactory subject approach, and start to explain the vast array of different tolls used in the subject approach to knowledge.
    Ex: These factors form the basis of the problems in identifying a satisfactory subject approach, and start to explain the vast array of different tolls used in the subject approach to knowledge.
    Ex: We are the bedrock of our profession and the standards that we attain fundamentally affect the status of the profession.
    Ex: The main list of index terms is the core of the thesaurus and defines the index language.
    Ex: Abstracts are the cornerstone of secondary publications.
    Ex: In the same way that citation orders may have more or less theoretical foundations, equally reference generation may follow a predetermined pattern.
    Ex: The experience gained with these special schemes provided a grounding for work on the development of a new general scheme.
    Ex: The criteria must be subject to continuing review and annual updating if they are to remain valid as the underpinning for a professional activity.
    Ex: 'I have to leave fairly soon,' he said as he returned the receiver to its cradle, 'so let's get down to business'.
    Ex: Training in self-help is part of the warp and woof of any tenable theory of reference work.
    * 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.
    * afianzar las bases = strengthen + foundations.
    * aplicar una capa base = prime.
    * aprender Algo a base de cometer errores = learn + Nombre + the hard way.
    * banda de base = baseband.
    * basado en un gestor de bases de datos = DBMS-based.
    * base cognitiva = knowledge base [knowledge-base].
    * base de datos = data bank [databank], database [data base], database software.
    * base de datos automatizada = computer database, computer-held database, computerised database, machine-readable database.
    * base de datos bibliográfica = bibliographic database.
    * base de datos bibliográfica de resúmenes = abstracts based bibliographic database.
    * base de datos catalográfica = catalogue database, cataloguing database.
    * base de datos comercial = commercial database.
    * base de datos completa = full-provision database.
    * base de datos con información confidencial = intelligence database.
    * base de datos cruzada = cross database.
    * base de datos de acceso mediante suscripción = subscription database.
    * base de datos de autoridades = authority database.
    * base de datos de carburantes = TULSA.
    * base de datos de documentos primarios = source database.
    * base de datos de documentos secundarios = reference database.
    * base de datos de dominio público = public domain database.
    * base de datos de educación = ERIC.
    * base de datos de imágenes = image database, image bank.
    * base de datos de investigación = research database.
    * base de datos del gobierno de USA = CRECORD, FEDREG.
    * base de datos de lógica difusa = fuzzy database.
    * base de datos de medicina = MEDLINE.
    * base de datos de negocios = business database.
    * base de datos de pago = subscription database.
    * base de datos de patentes = WPI.
    * base de datos de propiedades = properties database.
    * base de datos de referencia = reference database.
    * base de datos de referencia a especialistas = referral database.
    * base de datos de registros de catálogo = catalogue record database.
    * base de datos de texto = textual data base, text-oriented database, text database.
    * base de datos de texto completo = full text database.
    * base de datos de texto libre = free text database.
    * base de datos dirigida a un mercado específico = niche database.
    * base de datos distribuida = distributed database.
    * base de datos documental = textual data base.
    * base de datos en CD-ROM = CD-ROM database.
    * base de datos en disco óptico = optical disc database.
    * base de datos en estado original = raw database.
    * base de datos en línea = online database.
    * base de datos estadística = statistical database.
    * base de datos externa = external database.
    * base de datos factual = factual database.
    * base de datos financiera = financial database.
    * base de datos interna = in-house database.
    * base de datos jurídica = legal database.
    * base de datos local = local area database.
    * base de datos multimedia = multimedia database.
    * base de datos no bibliográfica = non-bibliographic database.
    * base de datos numérica = numeric database, numerical database.
    * base de datos numérico-textual = textual-numeric database, text-numeric database.
    * base de datos relacional = relational database.
    * base de datos residente = resident database.
    * base de datos terminológica = terminology database.
    * base de datos textual = textual data base.
    * base de operaciones = home base.
    * base de un número = subscript numeral.
    * base impositiva = tax base.
    * base lógica = rationale.
    * base militar = military base.
    * bases = background.
    * base teórica = theoretical underpinning, theoretical underpinning.
    * búsqueda en múltiples bases de datos = cross database searching.
    * campamento base = base camp.
    * comenzar desde la base = start at + ground zero.
    * como base para = as a basis for.
    * con base de arena = sand-based.
    * con base empírica = empirically-based.
    * con base en = based in.
    * conformar las bases = set + the framework.
    * conocimiento de base = foundation study.
    * constituir la base = form + the foundation.
    * constituir la base de = form + the basis of.
    * construir la base = form + the skeleton.
    * creador de bases de datos = database producer.
    * crear una base = form + a basis.
    * de base popular = grassroots [grass-roots].
    * descubrimiento de información en las bases de datos = knowledge discovery in databases (KDD).
    * directorio de empresas en base de datos = company directory database.
    * distribuidor de bases de datos = online system host, database host, host system, online service vendor.
    * distribuidor de bases de datos en línea = online vendor.
    * empezar desde la base = start at + ground zero.
    * en base a = in terms of, on the grounds that/of, on the basis of.
    * en la base = at the core (of).
    * en su base = at its core.
    * específico de una base de datos = database-specific.
    * formar la base = form + the foundation.
    * formar la base de = form + the basis of.
    * gestión de bases de datos = database management.
    * gestor de bases de datos = database management system (DBMS), DBMS system.
    * gestor de bases de datos relacionales = relational database management system.
    * hecho a base de parches = patchwork.
    * industria de las bases de datos = database industry.
    * línea base = baseline [base line].
    * meta base de datos = meta-database.
    * montar una base de datos = mount + database.
    * novela escrita a base de fórmulas o clichés = formula fiction.
    * organismo de base popular = grassroots organisation.
    * partir de la base de que = start from + the premise that, build on + the premise that.
    * poner las bases = lay + foundation, lay + the basis for.
    * portada de una base de datos = file banner.
    * presupuesto de base cero = zero-base(d) budgeting (ZZB), zero-base(d) budget.
    * productor de bases de datos = database producer.
    * programa de gestión de bases de datos = database management software.
    * proveedor de bases de datos = database provider.
    * que funciona a base de órdenes = command-driven.
    * remedio a base de hierbas = herbal remedy.
    * sentar base = make + things happen.
    * sentar las bases = lay + foundation, set + the scene, set + the wheels in motion, set + the tone, set + the framework, set + the pattern, provide + the basis, lay + the basis for, provide + the material for.
    * sentar las bases de Algo = lay + the groundwork for.
    * ser la base de = be at the core of, form + the basis of, be at the heart of.
    * sin base = unsupported, ill-founded.
    * sobre base de arena = sand-based.
    * sobre esta base = on this basis, on that basis.
    * sobre la base de = in relation to, on the usual basis.
    * subsistir a base de = live on.
    * tipo de interés base = base rate, prime rate.
    * tratamiento a base de hierbas = herbal treatment.

    * * *
    A
    la base de una columna the base of a column
    el contraste está en la base the hallmark is on the base o the bottom
    2 (fondo) background
    sobre una base de tonos claros against o on a background of light tones
    3
    tb base de maquillaje foundation
    4 (permanente) soft perm
    B
    1
    (fundamento): no tienes suficiente base para asegurar eso you don't have sufficient grounds to claim that
    la base de una buena salud es una alimentación sana the basis of good health is a balanced diet
    esa afirmación carece de bases sólidas that statement is not founded o based on any firm evidence
    sentar las bases de un acuerdo to lay the foundations of an agreement
    un movimiento sin base popular a movement without a popular power base
    tomar algo como base to take sth as a starting point
    partiendo or si partimos de la base de que … if we start from the premise o assumption that …
    sobre la base de estos datos podemos concluir que … on the basis of this information we can conclude that …
    2
    (componente principal): la base de su alimentación es el arroz rice is their staple food, their diet is based on rice
    la base de este perfume es el jazmín this perfume has a jasmine base, this is a jasmine-based perfume
    los diamantes forman la base de la economía the economy is based on diamonds
    3
    (conocimientos básicos): tiene una sólida base científica he has a sound basic knowledge of o he has a sound grounding in science
    llegó sin ninguna base he hadn't mastered the basics when he arrived
    Compuestos:
    database
    relational database
    tax base ( AmE), taxable income o base ( BrE)
    C ( en locs):
    a base de: a base de descansar se fue recuperando by resting she gradually recovered
    lo consiguió a base de muchos sacrificios he had to make a lot of sacrifices to achieve it
    un régimen a base de verdura a vegetable-based diet, a diet mainly consisting of vegetables
    una bebida a base de ginebra a gin-based drink
    vive a base de pastillas pills are what keep her going
    de base ‹planteamiento/error› fundamental, basic;
    ‹militante› rank-and-file ( before n), ordinary ( before n); ‹movimiento/democracia› grass roots ( before n)
    en base a ( crit); on the basis of
    en base a las recientes encuestas on the evidence o basis of recent polls
    una propuesta de negociación en base a un programa de diez puntos a proposal for negotiations based on a ten-point plan
    a base de bien ( Esp fam): comimos a base de bien we really ate well, we had a really good meal
    Compuestos:
    air base
    launch site
    center* of operations, operational headquarters ( sing o pl)
    military base
    naval base
    E ( Pol) tb
    bases rank and file (pl)
    F ( Mat) base
    G ( Quím) base
    H bases fpl (de un concurso) rules (pl), conditions of entry (pl)
    I
    2
    1 (básico, elemental) ‹alimento› basic, staple ( before n); ‹documento/texto› draft ( before n)
    la idea base partió de … the basic idea stemmed from …
    2 (de origen) ‹puerto› home ( before n); ‹campamento› base ( before n)
    * * *

     

    Del verbo basar: ( conjugate basar)

    basé es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) pretérito indicativo

    base es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente subjuntivo

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

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

    Multiple Entries:
    basar    
    base
    basar ( conjugate basar) verbo transitivoteoría/idea› base algo en algo to base sth on sth
    basarse verbo pronominal
    a) [ persona] basese EN algo:

    ¿en qué te basas para decir eso? and what basis o grounds do you have for saying that?;

    se basó en esos datos he based his argument (o theory etc) on that information
    b) [teoría/creencia/idea/opinión] basese EN algo to be based on sth

    base sustantivo femenino
    1

    b) tb


    2


    tengo suficiente base para asegurar eso I have sufficient grounds to claim that;
    sentar las bases de algo to lay the foundations of sth;
    tomar algo como base to take sth as a starting point


    llegó al curso sin ninguna base he didn't have the basics when he began the course;
    base de datos database
    3 ( en locs)
    a base de: un régimen a base de verdura a vegetable-based diet;

    vive a base de pastillas he lives on pills
    4 ( centro de operaciones) base;
    base aérea/naval/militar air/naval/military base

    5
    bases sustantivo femenino plural ( de concurso) rules (pl)

    6

    b)

    base sustantivo masculino y femenino ( en baloncesto) guard

    basar verbo transitivo to base [en, on]
    base
    I sustantivo femenino
    1 base
    2 (fundamento de una teoría, de un argumento) basis, (motivo) grounds: tus quejas no tienen base alguna, your complaints are groundless
    3 (conocimientos previos) grounding: tiene muy mala base en matemáticas, he's got a very poor grasp of maths
    4 Mil base
    base aérea/naval, air/naval base
    5 Inform base de datos, data base
    II fpl
    1 Pol the grass roots: las bases no apoyan al candidato, the candidate didn't get any grass-roots support
    2 (de un concurso) rules
    ♦ Locuciones: a base de: la fastidiaron a base de bien, they really messed her about
    a base de estudiar consiguió aprobar, he passed by studying
    a base de extracto de camomila, using camomile extract
    ' base' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    baja
    - bajo
    - basar
    - columpiarse
    - concentración
    - esquema
    - fundar
    - fundamentar
    - fundarse
    - innoble
    - mantenerse
    - pie
    - salario
    - somier
    - subsistir
    - tejemaneje
    - asiento
    - banco
    - bastardo
    - cimentar
    - fundamento
    - inicial
    - mantener
    - rejilla
    - sueldo
    English:
    air base
    - base
    - basis
    - circuit board
    - cornerstone
    - data base
    - decision making
    - fatty
    - foundation
    - from
    - grounding
    - rank
    - rationale
    - roll out
    - stand
    - undercoat
    - work
    - air
    - ball
    - base pay
    - bed
    - cover
    - data
    - educated
    - found
    - French
    - go
    - ground
    - hard
    - home
    - model
    - pickle
    - primary
    - report
    - rocky
    - sordid
    - squash
    - staple
    - starchy
    - taxable
    - under
    * * *
    nf
    1. [parte inferior] base;
    [de edificio] foundations;
    colocaron un ramo de flores en la base del monumento they placed a bunch of flowers at the foot of the monument
    base de maquillaje foundation (cream)
    2. [fundamento, origen] basis;
    el respeto al medio ambiente es la base de un desarrollo equilibrado respect for the environment is o forms the basis of balanced development;
    el petróleo es la base de su economía their economy is based on oil;
    salí de la universidad con una sólida base humanística I left university with a solid grounding in the humanities;
    ese argumento se cae por su base that argument is built on sand;
    esta teoría carece de base this theory is unfounded, this theory is not founded on solid arguments;
    partimos de la base de que… we assume that…;
    se parte de la base de que todos ya saben leer we're starting with the assumption that everyone can read;
    sentar las bases para… to lay the foundations of…;
    sobre la base de esta encuesta se concluye que… on the basis of this opinion poll, it can be concluded that… Fin base imponible taxable income
    3. [conocimientos básicos] grounding;
    habla mal francés porque tiene mala base she doesn't speak French well because she hasn't learnt the basics properly
    4. [militar, científica] base
    base aérea air base;
    base espacial space station;
    base de lanzamiento launch site;
    base naval naval base;
    base de operaciones operational base;
    [aeropuerto civil ] base (of operations)
    5. Quím base
    6. Geom base
    7. Mat base
    8. Ling base (form)
    base de datos documental documentary database;
    base de datos relacional relational database
    10. Com base de clientes customer base
    11.
    bases [para prueba, concurso] rules
    12.
    las bases [de partido, sindicato] the grass roots, the rank and file;
    afiliado de las bases grassroots member
    13. [en béisbol] base;
    Méx
    nmf
    [en baloncesto] guard
    a base de loc prep
    by (means of);
    me alimento a base de verduras I live on vegetables;
    el flan está hecho a base de huevos crème caramel is made with eggs;
    a base de no hacer nada by not doing anything;
    a base de trabajar duro fue ascendiendo puestos she moved up through the company by working hard;
    aprender a base de equivocarse to learn the hard way;
    se sacó la carrera a base de codos she got her degree by sheer hard work
    Esp Fam
    a base de bien: nos humillaron a base de bien they really humiliated us;
    lloraba a base de bien he was crying his eyes out;
    los niños disfrutaron a base de bien the children had a great time
    en base a loc prep
    [considerado incorrecto] on the basis of;
    en base a lo visto hasta ahora, no creo que puedan ganar from what I've seen so far, I don't think they can win;
    el plan se efectuará en base a lo convenido the plan will be carried out in accordance with the terms agreed upon
    * * *
    I f
    1 QUÍM, MAT, MIL, DEP base
    2
    :
    bases pl de concurso etc conditions
    3
    :
    una dieta a base de frutas a diet based on fruit, a fruit-based diet;
    consiguió comprarse una casa a base de ahorrar he managed to buy a house by (dint of) saving;
    nos divertimos a base de bien we had a really o fam a real good time
    II m/f en baloncesto guard
    * * *
    base nf
    1) : base, bottom
    2) : base (in baseball)
    3) fundamento: basis, foundation
    4)
    base de datos : database
    5)
    a base de : based on, by means of
    6)
    en base a : based on, on the basis of
    * * *
    base n
    1. (en general) base
    2. (fundamento) basis [pl. bases]

    Spanish-English dictionary > base

  • 12 braga

    f.
    1 panties, knickers.
    2 Braga.
    * * *
    2 familiar rubbish
    esa película es una braga, no vayas a verla that film's rubbish, don't go to see it
    \
    estar hecho,-a una braga to be shattered, be knackered
    pillar a alguien en bragas to catch somebody with their trousers down
    * * *
    SF
    1) pl bragas [de mujer] knickers, panties
    - dejar a algn en bragas
    - estar en bragas
    - pillar a algn en bragas
    2) [de niño] nappy, diaper (EEUU)
    3) (Náut, Téc) sling, rope ( for hoisting)
    * * *
    = neck buff, neck warmer.
    Ex. Neck buffs and balaclava's get the most icky, because you're usually breathing against them, and they tend to get a bit moist.
    Ex. In such frigid conditions, spectators, coaches and even players were wearing neck warmers.
    * * *
    = neck buff, neck warmer.

    Ex: Neck buffs and balaclava's get the most icky, because you're usually breathing against them, and they tend to get a bit moist.

    Ex: In such frigid conditions, spectators, coaches and even players were wearing neck warmers.

    * * *

    braga f tb fpl panties pl, knickers pl
    ♦ Locuciones: familiar estar en bragas, (carecer de conocimiento de un tema) not to know the first word
    (carecer de dinero) to be flat broke
    estar hecho una braga, to be knackered, pooped, flaked out
    pillar (a alguien) en bragas, to catch (somebody) completely unprepared
    * * *
    braga nf
    1. Esp [prenda interior] Br knickers, US panties;
    una braga, unas bragas a pair of Br knickers o US panties;
    Fam
    estar hecho una braga to be Br whacked o US whacked-out;
    Fam
    pillar o [m5]coger a alguien en bragas: ¿la capital de Chad? ¡me pillas o [m5] coges en bragas! the capital of Chad? you've really got me there!;
    el profesor me pilló en bragas, no me sabía la lección the teacher caught me out, I hadn't learnt the lesson
    braga pañal disposable Br nappy o US diaper
    2. Fam [cosa de mala calidad]
    esta novela es una braga this novel is dire o Br pants
    3. [para el cuello] snood
    4. Ven [ropa] boiler suit

    Spanish-English dictionary > braga

  • 13 calidad

    f.
    1 quality.
    la relación calidad-precio value (for money)
    calidad de imagen image quality
    calidad de vida quality of life
    2 class.
    3 nature.
    * * *
    1 quality
    2 (cualidad) kind, types
    3 (condición) rank, capacity
    \
    de primera calidad first-class
    calidad de vida quality of life
    * * *
    noun f.
    1) quality, grade
    2) position, status
    * * *
    SF
    1) [de objeto, material, producto] quality; [de servicio] quality, standard

    han mejorado la calidad de la enseñanzathey have improved the quality o standard of education, they have raised standards in education

    de (buena) calidad — good-quality, quality antes de s

    fruta de (buena) calidad — good-quality fruit, quality fruit

    de mala calidad — low-quality, poor-quality

    2) (=condición) position, status

    su calidad de presidente se lo prohíbehis position o status as president prohibits him from doing so

    en calidad de: te lo digo en calidad de amigo — I'm telling you as a friend

    3) (Inform)

    calidad de borrador — draft quality, draft

    calidad de carta, calidad de correspondencia — letter quality

    * * *
    1) (de producto, servicio) quality

    productos de mala or baja calidad — poor-quality products

    2) ( condición) status

    en calidad de — (frml) as

    * * *
    = excellence, quality, calibre [caliber, -USA], standard.
    Ex. The limits are set by the graininess of the film, the excellence of the optical system, and the efficiency of the light sources employed.
    Ex. The search profile will only be modified periodically as the quality of the set of notifications output from the search drops to unacceptable levels.
    Ex. The calibre of the librarian is a medical library's most important resource.
    Ex. The overall standard of the book stock in particular is causing considerable concern to customers.
    ----
    * bajar la calidad = lower + standards.
    * basado en la calidad = quality-oriented.
    * buena calidad = goodness.
    * buena relación calidad-precio = value for money.
    * calidad de la encuadernación = binding quality.
    * calidad de la imagen = picture quality.
    * calidad del aire = air quality.
    * calidad de los servicios = service quality.
    * calidad del papel = paper quality.
    * calidad del servicio = service quality.
    * calidad del sonido = sound quality.
    * calidad de vida = quality of life.
    * calidad en el servicio = quality performance, performance quality.
    * calidad y alcance de, la = quality and extent of, the.
    * condiciones laborales de calidad = quality of work life (QWL).
    * con garantías de calidad = quality assured.
    * controlador de calidad = tester.
    * control de calidad = quality assurance (QA), quality control.
    * dar calidad = deliver + value.
    * de alta calidad = high-quality.
    * de baja calidad = poor in detail, low-grade [lowgrade], low-quality, third rate [third-rate], low-end, trashy [trashier -comp., trashiest -sup.].
    * de bajísima calidad = shoddy.
    * de buena calidad = good-quality.
    * de calidad = authoritative, qualitative, quality, well-made, high-end, quality assured, value-added.
    * de calidad inferior = low-grade [lowgrade], substandard [sub-standard], low-end.
    * de calidad superior = best-quality, top quality.
    * de deficiente calidad = poor-quality, of poor quality.
    * de gran calidad = high-grade [high grade], high-calibre.
    * de inferior calidad = low-end, sub-par.
    * de mala calidad = shabby [shabbier -comp., shabbiest -sup.].
    * de mediana calidad = in the middle range, medium-quality.
    * de primera calidad = premium, premier.
    * de primerísima calidad = top of the line, top-of-the-range.
    * desde el punto de vista de la calidad = on quality grounds.
    * de segunda calidad = second-quality, second-best [2nd-best].
    * disminución de la calidad = lowering of standards.
    * escribir en calidad de negro = ghost.
    * evaluación de la calidad = quality assessment.
    * garantía de calidad = quality assurance (QA).
    * gestión de calidad total = total quality management (TQM).
    * gran calidad = high standard.
    * índice de calidad del aire = air quality index.
    * la calidad es nuestro lema = quality is our middle name.
    * mala calidad = badness.
    * mejorar la calidad = raise + standard, raise + quality.
    * mejorar la calidad de vida = improve + living standards, raise + living standards.
    * mejorar + Posesivo + calidad de vida = raise + Posesivo + quality of living.
    * mejor relación calidad-precio, la = best value for money, the.
    * que mejora la calidad de vida = life-enhancing.
    * relación calidad-precio = price-performance ratio.
    * sello de calidad = stamp of quality.
    * ser de calidad = be up to snuff, be up to scratch.
    * tiempo de calidad = quality time.
    * trabajo de calidad = best practices, lessons learned [lessons learnt].
    * * *
    1) (de producto, servicio) quality

    productos de mala or baja calidad — poor-quality products

    2) ( condición) status

    en calidad de — (frml) as

    * * *
    = excellence, quality, calibre [caliber, -USA], standard.

    Ex: The limits are set by the graininess of the film, the excellence of the optical system, and the efficiency of the light sources employed.

    Ex: The search profile will only be modified periodically as the quality of the set of notifications output from the search drops to unacceptable levels.
    Ex: The calibre of the librarian is a medical library's most important resource.
    Ex: The overall standard of the book stock in particular is causing considerable concern to customers.
    * bajar la calidad = lower + standards.
    * basado en la calidad = quality-oriented.
    * buena calidad = goodness.
    * buena relación calidad-precio = value for money.
    * calidad de la encuadernación = binding quality.
    * calidad de la imagen = picture quality.
    * calidad del aire = air quality.
    * calidad de los servicios = service quality.
    * calidad del papel = paper quality.
    * calidad del servicio = service quality.
    * calidad del sonido = sound quality.
    * calidad de vida = quality of life.
    * calidad en el servicio = quality performance, performance quality.
    * calidad y alcance de, la = quality and extent of, the.
    * condiciones laborales de calidad = quality of work life (QWL).
    * con garantías de calidad = quality assured.
    * controlador de calidad = tester.
    * control de calidad = quality assurance (QA), quality control.
    * dar calidad = deliver + value.
    * de alta calidad = high-quality.
    * de baja calidad = poor in detail, low-grade [lowgrade], low-quality, third rate [third-rate], low-end, trashy [trashier -comp., trashiest -sup.].
    * de bajísima calidad = shoddy.
    * de buena calidad = good-quality.
    * de calidad = authoritative, qualitative, quality, well-made, high-end, quality assured, value-added.
    * de calidad inferior = low-grade [lowgrade], substandard [sub-standard], low-end.
    * de calidad superior = best-quality, top quality.
    * de deficiente calidad = poor-quality, of poor quality.
    * de gran calidad = high-grade [high grade], high-calibre.
    * de inferior calidad = low-end, sub-par.
    * de mala calidad = shabby [shabbier -comp., shabbiest -sup.].
    * de mediana calidad = in the middle range, medium-quality.
    * de primera calidad = premium, premier.
    * de primerísima calidad = top of the line, top-of-the-range.
    * desde el punto de vista de la calidad = on quality grounds.
    * de segunda calidad = second-quality, second-best [2nd-best].
    * disminución de la calidad = lowering of standards.
    * escribir en calidad de negro = ghost.
    * evaluación de la calidad = quality assessment.
    * garantía de calidad = quality assurance (QA).
    * gestión de calidad total = total quality management (TQM).
    * gran calidad = high standard.
    * índice de calidad del aire = air quality index.
    * la calidad es nuestro lema = quality is our middle name.
    * mala calidad = badness.
    * mejorar la calidad = raise + standard, raise + quality.
    * mejorar la calidad de vida = improve + living standards, raise + living standards.
    * mejorar + Posesivo + calidad de vida = raise + Posesivo + quality of living.
    * mejor relación calidad-precio, la = best value for money, the.
    * que mejora la calidad de vida = life-enhancing.
    * relación calidad-precio = price-performance ratio.
    * sello de calidad = stamp of quality.
    * ser de calidad = be up to snuff, be up to scratch.
    * tiempo de calidad = quality time.
    * trabajo de calidad = best practices, lessons learned [lessons learnt].

    * * *
    A (de un producto, servicio) quality
    un artículo de primera calidad a top-quality product
    control de calidad quality control
    es una obra de calidad it is a work of high quality
    Compuesto:
    quality of life
    B (condición) status
    los documentos que certifiquen su calidad de estudiante the documents that prove you are a student o that prove your student status
    en calidad de ( frml): asistió a la reunión en calidad de observador he attended the meeting as an observer
    en su calidad de presidente electo in his capacity as president elect
    el dinero que recibió en calidad de préstamo the money he received as a loan
    * * *

     

    calidad sustantivo femenino
    1 (de producto, servicio) quality;

    productos de mala calidad poor-quality products;
    calidad de vida quality of life
    2 ( condición):

    en su calidad de presidente in his capacity as president
    calidad sustantivo femenino quality
    ♦ Locuciones: de calidad, high quality
    de mala calidad, poor quality
    de primera calidad, first-class
    en calidad de, as: asistió al juicio en calidad de testigo, he appeared at the trial as a witness
    ' calidad' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    categoría
    - como
    - concepto
    - condición
    - control
    - cutre
    - desastre
    - excepcional
    - extra
    - fina
    - fino
    - gratuidad
    - grosera
    - grosero
    - índice
    - inferior
    - ínfima
    - ínfimo
    - inigualable
    - lindeza
    - lisura
    - media
    - mediana
    - mediano
    - medio
    - primera
    - primero
    - proporción
    - santidad
    - singularidad
    - telebasura
    - test
    - timo
    - tintorro
    - voto
    - acreditar
    - alto
    - bajar
    - bajo
    - bien
    - competir
    - de
    - decaer
    - degradar
    - desigual
    - elevado
    - insuperable
    - intermedio
    - ir
    - loza
    English:
    absence
    - adequate
    - appalling
    - capacity
    - decline
    - dodgy
    - excellence
    - fine
    - grade
    - high-end
    - letter-quality
    - membership
    - money
    - order
    - par
    - passable
    - pathetic
    - poor
    - prime
    - produce
    - property
    - quality
    - quality control
    - raise
    - ropey
    - ropy
    - second-class
    - shoddiness
    - shoddy
    - slip
    - standard
    - substandard
    - superior
    - third-rate
    - top
    - touch
    - trashy
    - unbeatable
    - uneven
    - up to
    - value
    - variable
    - world-class
    - advisory
    - high-
    - high
    - inferior
    - low
    - second
    * * *
    1. [de producto, servicio] quality;
    una casa de calidad a luxury house;
    una edición de calidad a deluxe edition;
    un género de (buena) calidad a quality product;
    de primerísima calidad highest quality;
    una buena relación calidad-precio good value (for money)
    Informát calidad borrador draft quality;
    calidad de imagen image quality;
    calidad de vida quality of life
    2. [clase] class
    3. [condición]
    me lo dijo en calidad de amigo he told me as a friend;
    acudió en calidad de testigo he was present as a witness;
    fue contratado en calidad de experto jurídico he was employed as a legal expert;
    no le revisan el equipaje por su calidad de diplomático his luggage isn't searched due to his diplomatic status
    * * *
    f
    1 quality;
    de primera calidad top-quality atr ;
    de calidad inferior, de baja calidad poor-quality atr ;
    de calidad superior superior-quality atr, high-quality atr
    2
    :
    * * *
    1) : quality, grade
    2) : position, status
    3)
    en calidad de : as, in the capacity of
    * * *
    calidad n quality [pl. qualities]

    Spanish-English dictionary > calidad

  • 14 censurar

    v.
    1 to censor.
    El gobierno censuró la información The government censored the information
    2 to criticize severely, to censure.
    El público censuró la película The public censured the film.
    La editorial censuró la novela The publisher bowdlerized the novel.
    * * *
    1 to censor
    2 (criticar) to censure, criticize
    * * *
    verb
    2) censure, criticize
    * * *
    VT
    1) (Pol) to censor
    2) [+ obra, película] to censor
    3) (=criticar) to censure frm, criticize
    * * *
    verbo transitivo
    a) ( reprobar) to censure (frml), to condemn
    b) <libro/película> to censor, <escena/párrafo> to cut
    * * *
    = censor, decry, denounce, rebuke, deprecate, castigate, chide, sanitise [sanitize, -USA], censure, indict, bleep, damn, recreminate, reprove, reproach, redact, roast, give + Nombre + a good roasting.
    Ex. The LC cataloging made no mention of the fact that this book had been severely censored.
    Ex. Dick decried the feeling among some scholarly publishers that there is no link between scholarly researchers, publishers, and the library.
    Ex. Some of the rules were imposed on Panizzi by the Trustees of the British Museum, and Panizzi could only join his critics in denouncing those rules, such as the rules for entry of anonymous publications.
    Ex. By this later period pressmen in England were despised as mere 'horses', the 'great guzzlers of beer' who were rebuked by the young Benjamin Franklin for their mindless intemperance.
    Ex. In these instances, it is important to avoid putting one's colleagues in another unit on the defensive or deprecating another unit to a patron.
    Ex. In his report, one of the few really inspiring documents to have come out of librarianship, McColvin castigated the standards of cataloguing and classification he found.
    Ex. Some authors of papers lament the lack of a philosophy and gently chide librarians for the 'simplicity of their pragmatism'.
    Ex. Attempts to sanitize the web will be as futile as any attempt to sanitize the private speech of all citizens.
    Ex. This agreement must build in incentives to participating libraries as well as methods of censuring those participants which do not fulfil their obligations to the other participating libraries in the network = Este acuerdo debe incorporar incentivos para las bibliotecas participantes así cómo la forma de llamarle la atención a aquellos participantes que no cumplan sus obligaciones con las otras bibliotecas de la red.
    Ex. Another problem with the statistical analysis used to indict this and similar schools was the sample.
    Ex. But they bleep the second syllable, not the first, so that instead of [bleep]hole, you get ass[bleep] time after time.
    Ex. The play is damned by the critics but packs in the crowds and the producers may be upset by the adverse criticisms but they can, as the saying goes, cry all the way to the bank.
    Ex. Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote: 'Experience informs us that the first defense of weak minds is to recriminate'.
    Ex. The person reproving his friend must understand that before he can reprove someone else, he must first reprove himself.
    Ex. The Governor, it is learnt, sternly reproached the party for putting the public to inconvenience for the last two days.
    Ex. Identifying information has been redacted to the extent necessary to protect the personal privacy of individuals discussed in the letter.
    Ex. The critics, however, roasted her for playing a tragic French heroine with a flat Midwestern accent.
    Ex. What impressed me was that the rest of the board gave him a good roasting for wasting peoples time.
    ----
    * censurar material = challenge + materials.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo
    a) ( reprobar) to censure (frml), to condemn
    b) <libro/película> to censor, <escena/párrafo> to cut
    * * *
    = censor, decry, denounce, rebuke, deprecate, castigate, chide, sanitise [sanitize, -USA], censure, indict, bleep, damn, recreminate, reprove, reproach, redact, roast, give + Nombre + a good roasting.

    Ex: The LC cataloging made no mention of the fact that this book had been severely censored.

    Ex: Dick decried the feeling among some scholarly publishers that there is no link between scholarly researchers, publishers, and the library.
    Ex: Some of the rules were imposed on Panizzi by the Trustees of the British Museum, and Panizzi could only join his critics in denouncing those rules, such as the rules for entry of anonymous publications.
    Ex: By this later period pressmen in England were despised as mere 'horses', the 'great guzzlers of beer' who were rebuked by the young Benjamin Franklin for their mindless intemperance.
    Ex: In these instances, it is important to avoid putting one's colleagues in another unit on the defensive or deprecating another unit to a patron.
    Ex: In his report, one of the few really inspiring documents to have come out of librarianship, McColvin castigated the standards of cataloguing and classification he found.
    Ex: Some authors of papers lament the lack of a philosophy and gently chide librarians for the 'simplicity of their pragmatism'.
    Ex: Attempts to sanitize the web will be as futile as any attempt to sanitize the private speech of all citizens.
    Ex: This agreement must build in incentives to participating libraries as well as methods of censuring those participants which do not fulfil their obligations to the other participating libraries in the network = Este acuerdo debe incorporar incentivos para las bibliotecas participantes así cómo la forma de llamarle la atención a aquellos participantes que no cumplan sus obligaciones con las otras bibliotecas de la red.
    Ex: Another problem with the statistical analysis used to indict this and similar schools was the sample.
    Ex: But they bleep the second syllable, not the first, so that instead of [bleep]hole, you get ass[bleep] time after time.
    Ex: The play is damned by the critics but packs in the crowds and the producers may be upset by the adverse criticisms but they can, as the saying goes, cry all the way to the bank.
    Ex: Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote: 'Experience informs us that the first defense of weak minds is to recriminate'.
    Ex: The person reproving his friend must understand that before he can reprove someone else, he must first reprove himself.
    Ex: The Governor, it is learnt, sternly reproached the party for putting the public to inconvenience for the last two days.
    Ex: Identifying information has been redacted to the extent necessary to protect the personal privacy of individuals discussed in the letter
    .
    Ex: The critics, however, roasted her for playing a tragic French heroine with a flat Midwestern accent.
    Ex: What impressed me was that the rest of the board gave him a good roasting for wasting peoples time.
    * censurar material = challenge + materials.

    * * *
    censurar [A1 ]
    vt
    1 (reprobar) to censure ( frml), to condemn, criticize
    2 (examinar) ‹libro/película/cartas› to censor
    3 (suprimir) ‹escena/párrafo› to cut, censor
    * * *

    censurar ( conjugate censurar) verbo transitivo

    b)libro/película to censor, ‹escena/párrafo to cut, censor

    censurar verbo transitivo
    1 (libro, película) to censor: algunas escenas de la obra fueron censuradas, some scenes from the play werer cut
    2 (criticar, reprobar) to censure, criticize: censuramos su modo de tratar a los alumnos, we disapprove of the way he treats his students
    ' censurar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    cortar
    - condenar
    - criticar
    English:
    black out
    - bowdlerize
    - censor
    - censure
    - reprove
    * * *
    1. [prohibir] to censor;
    censuraron dos escenas de la película two scenes in the movie were censored
    2. [reprobar] to criticize severely, to censure;
    siempre censura mi comportamiento she always criticizes my behaviour
    * * *
    v/t
    1 censor
    2 tratamiento condemn
    * * *
    1) : to censor
    2) : to censure, to criticize

    Spanish-English dictionary > censurar

  • 15 conocer la noticia

    (v.) = learn + the news
    Ex. Xenophon learnt the news while he was making a sacrifice to the gods.
    * * *
    (v.) = learn + the news

    Ex: Xenophon learnt the news while he was making a sacrifice to the gods.

    Spanish-English dictionary > conocer la noticia

  • 16 contundente

    adj.
    1 blunt (arma, objeto).
    2 convincing, decisive, forceful, conclusive.
    * * *
    1 (arma) blunt
    2 figurado (categórico) convincing, overwhelming, weighty
    un "no" contundente a firm "no"
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) [arma] offensive; [instrumento] blunt
    2) (=aplastante) [argumento] forceful, convincing; [prueba] conclusive; [derrota, victoria] crushing, overwhelming; [tono] forceful; [efecto, método] severe; [arbitraje] strict, severe; [juego] tough, hard, aggressive
    * * *
    a) <objeto/instrumento> blunt; < golpe> severe, heavy
    b) <argumento/respuesta> forceful; < prueba> convincing; < victoria> resounding; < fracaso> crushing
    * * *
    = assertive, cogent, vociferous, vocal, forthright, uncompromising, categorical, unequivocal, categoric, unmitigaged, arresting, power-packed.
    Ex. I tried to say at the very outset of my remarks that there probably has not been sufficient consumer-like and assertive leverage exerted upon our chief suppliers.
    Ex. Children's librarians must plan to meet children's needs, and must be able to articulate the philosophy of children's library services in cogent terms.
    Ex. The reaction came in 1978 -- a vociferous social demand for reading and learning, including a new interest in librarianship.
    Ex. Koelling has been a vocal advocate for successful digitization projects in the museum community.
    Ex. We have been told once, in clear and forthright terms, what it is that we need.
    Ex. What precipitated that furor was that Panizzi's volume represented a uncompromising rejection of the comfortable ideology of the finding catalog.
    Ex. There is a categorical moral imperative for a deepening and a renewal of the concept of collegiality -- that is a blend of intense competition and mutual support -- in relations between research scholars and research librarians.
    Ex. The exhaustive and unequivocal definition of the nature and types of material qualifying to be described as ephemera could probably form the basis of a learned dissertation.
    Ex. The question of the need for categoric assurances is not locked into a 12 month timeframe or any other timeframe.
    Ex. Only Bush could take a horrible situation and create an unmitigated disaster.
    Ex. It is when speakers have no feeling for pause that their speech seems to burble on without any arresting quality; the club bore is a burbler: he has not learnt the eloquence of silence.
    Ex. Eating these power-packed vegetables in their natural state especially garlic increases their health benefits.
    ----
    * demostrar de un modo contundente = demonstrate + beyond (all) doubt, prove + beyond all doubt.
    * pruebas contundentes = hard evidence.
    * * *
    a) <objeto/instrumento> blunt; < golpe> severe, heavy
    b) <argumento/respuesta> forceful; < prueba> convincing; < victoria> resounding; < fracaso> crushing
    * * *
    = assertive, cogent, vociferous, vocal, forthright, uncompromising, categorical, unequivocal, categoric, unmitigaged, arresting, power-packed.

    Ex: I tried to say at the very outset of my remarks that there probably has not been sufficient consumer-like and assertive leverage exerted upon our chief suppliers.

    Ex: Children's librarians must plan to meet children's needs, and must be able to articulate the philosophy of children's library services in cogent terms.
    Ex: The reaction came in 1978 -- a vociferous social demand for reading and learning, including a new interest in librarianship.
    Ex: Koelling has been a vocal advocate for successful digitization projects in the museum community.
    Ex: We have been told once, in clear and forthright terms, what it is that we need.
    Ex: What precipitated that furor was that Panizzi's volume represented a uncompromising rejection of the comfortable ideology of the finding catalog.
    Ex: There is a categorical moral imperative for a deepening and a renewal of the concept of collegiality -- that is a blend of intense competition and mutual support -- in relations between research scholars and research librarians.
    Ex: The exhaustive and unequivocal definition of the nature and types of material qualifying to be described as ephemera could probably form the basis of a learned dissertation.
    Ex: The question of the need for categoric assurances is not locked into a 12 month timeframe or any other timeframe.
    Ex: Only Bush could take a horrible situation and create an unmitigated disaster.
    Ex: It is when speakers have no feeling for pause that their speech seems to burble on without any arresting quality; the club bore is a burbler: he has not learnt the eloquence of silence.
    Ex: Eating these power-packed vegetables in their natural state especially garlic increases their health benefits.
    * demostrar de un modo contundente = demonstrate + beyond (all) doubt, prove + beyond all doubt.
    * pruebas contundentes = hard evidence.

    * * *
    1 ‹objeto/instrumento› blunt
    fue golpeado con un objeto contundente he was hit with a blunt instrument
    le asestó un golpe contundente he dealt her a severe o heavy blow
    2 ‹argumento› forceful, convincing; ‹prueba› convincing, conclusive; ‹victoria› resounding ( before n); ‹fracaso› crushing, overwhelming
    el candidato fue elegido de forma contundente the candidate was elected by an overwhelming majority
    hizo un ademán contundente he made an emphatic gesture
    fue contundente en sus declaraciones he was most emphatic o categorical in his statements
    * * *

     

    contundente adjetivo
    a)objeto/instrumento blunt;

    golpe severe, heavy
    b)argumento/respuesta forceful;

    prueba convincing;
    fracaso/victoria resounding ( before n);

    contundente adjetivo
    1 (convincente) convincing
    (concluyente) conclusive
    2 (golpe) heavy
    (objeto) blunt
    ' contundente' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    tajante
    English:
    forcible
    - hard-hitting
    - sound
    - stunning
    - telling
    - blunt
    - clinch
    - decisive
    * * *
    1. [arma, objeto] blunt;
    lanzaron objetos contundentes contra la policía they threw heavy objects at the police
    2. [golpe] heavy;
    3. [razonamiento, argumento] forceful, convincing;
    [prueba] conclusive, convincing; [victoria] comprehensive, resounding;
    la empresa dio una respuesta contundente a los huelguistas the company dealt with the strikers decisively;
    se mostró contundente al exigir la dimisión del secretario general he was quite categorical in demanding the resignation of the general secretary
    * * *
    adj arma blunt; fig: derrota overwhelming
    * * *
    1) : blunt
    un objeto contundente: a blunt instrument
    2) : forceful, convincing

    Spanish-English dictionary > contundente

  • 17 criticar

    v.
    1 to criticize.
    Su padre criticó su vestimenta Her father criticized her clothes.
    María critica cuando siente envidia Mary criticizes when she feels envy.
    El profesor criticó su proceder The teacher criticized his behavior.
    2 to review (enjuiciar) (literatura, arte).
    3 to gossip.
    * * *
    Conjugation model [ SACAR], like link=sacar sacar
    1 to criticize
    1 (murmurar) to gossip
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (=censurar) to criticize
    2) (=hablar mal)

    siempre está criticando a la gente — he's always criticizing people, he's always finding fault with people

    3) (Arte, Literat, Teat) [+ libro, obra] to review
    2.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    a) (atacar, censurar) to criticize
    b) (Art, Espec, Lit) <libro/película> to review
    2.
    criticar vi to gossip, backbite
    * * *
    = come under + criticism, condemn, criticise [criticize, -USA], decry, find + fault with, put down, take + Nombre + to task, deprecate, castigate, speak against, chide, censure, berate, critique, bash, raise + criticism, come under + attack, pick on, go to + bat against, chastise, carp, damn, recreminate, reprove, reproach, single out for + criticism, slam, take + a swat at, chew + Nombre + up, roast, give + Nombre + a good roasting.
    Ex. In the 2nd period, 1912-1933, the methods and direction of the movement came under criticism from socialists and educationalists, and a heated debate ensued.
    Ex. It must, however, also be considered as a major source of the 'subject index illusion' so trenchantly condemned by Bliss, as mentioned below.
    Ex. AACR2 has been criticised on the grounds that it does not identify the cataloguing unit to which the rules refer.
    Ex. Dick decried the feeling among some scholarly publishers that there is no link between scholarly researchers, publishers, and the library.
    Ex. I will add that since I have been working with the access LC provides to materials on women, a basic fault that I have found with LC subject cataloging is the absence of specificity.
    Ex. 'Specifically, I'm told you delight in putting down the professional'.
    Ex. I am frequently taken to task as someone who would try to destroy the integrity of certain catalogs on the West Coast.
    Ex. In these instances, it is important to avoid putting one's colleagues in another unit on the defensive or deprecating another unit to a patron.
    Ex. In his report, one of the few really inspiring documents to have come out of librarianship, McColvin castigated the standards of cataloguing and classification he found.
    Ex. As a result public libraries came into disrepute and even today authorities speak against them.
    Ex. Some authors of papers lament the lack of a philosophy and gently chide librarians for the 'simplicity of their pragmatism'.
    Ex. This agreement must build in incentives to participating libraries as well as methods of censuring those participants which do not fulfil their obligations to the other participating libraries in the network = Este acuerdo debe incorporar incentivos para las bibliotecas participantes así cómo la forma de llamarle la atención a aquellos participantes que no cumplan sus obligaciones con las otras bibliotecas de la red.
    Ex. Unfortunately, many of the writers are simply berating the current situation, holding to rather ancient models of mass culture.
    Ex. This paper critiques the jurisprudential assumptions upon which legal resources are created, materials are collected, and research practices are justified.
    Ex. Newspapers took advantage of the accident to attack or ' bash' the nuclear industry or nuclear power in general.
    Ex. The author raises some criticisms of the international standard ISO 2709.
    Ex. This bipartite approach has recently come under heavy attack.
    Ex. By the way, here I have stolen a phrase from the Library of Congress, not to pick on this wonderful institution, but because its mission statement resonates with a number of individuals like me, who work in research libraries.
    Ex. The article has the title 'The minority press goes to bat against segregated baseball'.
    Ex. The profession should cease practising the amateurism for which it chastises employers who have untrained persons trying to function as librarians.
    Ex. You who carped that the 007 films had devolved into a catalog of fresh gadgets and stale puns, eat crow.
    Ex. The play is damned by the critics but packs in the crowds and the producers may be upset by the adverse criticisms but they can, as the saying goes, cry all the way to the bank.
    Ex. Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote: 'Experience informs us that the first defense of weak minds is to recriminate'.
    Ex. The person reproving his friend must understand that before he can reprove someone else, he must first reprove himself.
    Ex. The Governor, it is learnt, sternly reproached the party for putting the public to inconvenience for the last two days.
    Ex. Though what exactly constitutes moral decay is debatable, one group traditionally has been singled out for criticism, namely young people.
    Ex. Britain's top cop was today slammed for leaving three white detectives 'hanging out to dry' after they were wrongly accused of racism.
    Ex. I get pretty tired of ignorant people taking swats at the Catholic religion for 'worshiping statues'.
    Ex. A war of words went up when Jewish zealots redacted out this or that word or phrase in order to deny Joshua, and the Christians chewed them up for it.
    Ex. The critics, however, roasted her for playing a tragic French heroine with a flat Midwestern accent.
    Ex. What impressed me was that the rest of the board gave him a good roasting for wasting peoples time.
    ----
    * criticar a = fulminate about, level + criticism at.
    * criticar a Alguien a sus espaldas = cut + Nombre + up + behind + Posesivo + back.
    * criticar duramente = tear + Nombre + to shreds, slate, flail away at.
    * criticar las ideas de Alguien = trample on + Posesivo + ideas.
    * ser criticado = come under + fire.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    a) (atacar, censurar) to criticize
    b) (Art, Espec, Lit) <libro/película> to review
    2.
    criticar vi to gossip, backbite
    * * *
    = come under + criticism, condemn, criticise [criticize, -USA], decry, find + fault with, put down, take + Nombre + to task, deprecate, castigate, speak against, chide, censure, berate, critique, bash, raise + criticism, come under + attack, pick on, go to + bat against, chastise, carp, damn, recreminate, reprove, reproach, single out for + criticism, slam, take + a swat at, chew + Nombre + up, roast, give + Nombre + a good roasting.

    Ex: In the 2nd period, 1912-1933, the methods and direction of the movement came under criticism from socialists and educationalists, and a heated debate ensued.

    Ex: It must, however, also be considered as a major source of the 'subject index illusion' so trenchantly condemned by Bliss, as mentioned below.
    Ex: AACR2 has been criticised on the grounds that it does not identify the cataloguing unit to which the rules refer.
    Ex: Dick decried the feeling among some scholarly publishers that there is no link between scholarly researchers, publishers, and the library.
    Ex: I will add that since I have been working with the access LC provides to materials on women, a basic fault that I have found with LC subject cataloging is the absence of specificity.
    Ex: 'Specifically, I'm told you delight in putting down the professional'.
    Ex: I am frequently taken to task as someone who would try to destroy the integrity of certain catalogs on the West Coast.
    Ex: In these instances, it is important to avoid putting one's colleagues in another unit on the defensive or deprecating another unit to a patron.
    Ex: In his report, one of the few really inspiring documents to have come out of librarianship, McColvin castigated the standards of cataloguing and classification he found.
    Ex: As a result public libraries came into disrepute and even today authorities speak against them.
    Ex: Some authors of papers lament the lack of a philosophy and gently chide librarians for the 'simplicity of their pragmatism'.
    Ex: This agreement must build in incentives to participating libraries as well as methods of censuring those participants which do not fulfil their obligations to the other participating libraries in the network = Este acuerdo debe incorporar incentivos para las bibliotecas participantes así cómo la forma de llamarle la atención a aquellos participantes que no cumplan sus obligaciones con las otras bibliotecas de la red.
    Ex: Unfortunately, many of the writers are simply berating the current situation, holding to rather ancient models of mass culture.
    Ex: This paper critiques the jurisprudential assumptions upon which legal resources are created, materials are collected, and research practices are justified.
    Ex: Newspapers took advantage of the accident to attack or ' bash' the nuclear industry or nuclear power in general.
    Ex: The author raises some criticisms of the international standard ISO 2709.
    Ex: This bipartite approach has recently come under heavy attack.
    Ex: By the way, here I have stolen a phrase from the Library of Congress, not to pick on this wonderful institution, but because its mission statement resonates with a number of individuals like me, who work in research libraries.
    Ex: The article has the title 'The minority press goes to bat against segregated baseball'.
    Ex: The profession should cease practising the amateurism for which it chastises employers who have untrained persons trying to function as librarians.
    Ex: You who carped that the 007 films had devolved into a catalog of fresh gadgets and stale puns, eat crow.
    Ex: The play is damned by the critics but packs in the crowds and the producers may be upset by the adverse criticisms but they can, as the saying goes, cry all the way to the bank.
    Ex: Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote: 'Experience informs us that the first defense of weak minds is to recriminate'.
    Ex: The person reproving his friend must understand that before he can reprove someone else, he must first reprove himself.
    Ex: The Governor, it is learnt, sternly reproached the party for putting the public to inconvenience for the last two days.
    Ex: Though what exactly constitutes moral decay is debatable, one group traditionally has been singled out for criticism, namely young people.
    Ex: Britain's top cop was today slammed for leaving three white detectives 'hanging out to dry' after they were wrongly accused of racism.
    Ex: I get pretty tired of ignorant people taking swats at the Catholic religion for 'worshiping statues'.
    Ex: A war of words went up when Jewish zealots redacted out this or that word or phrase in order to deny Joshua, and the Christians chewed them up for it.
    Ex: The critics, however, roasted her for playing a tragic French heroine with a flat Midwestern accent.
    Ex: What impressed me was that the rest of the board gave him a good roasting for wasting peoples time.
    * criticar a = fulminate about, level + criticism at.
    * criticar a Alguien a sus espaldas = cut + Nombre + up + behind + Posesivo + back.
    * criticar duramente = tear + Nombre + to shreds, slate, flail away at.
    * criticar las ideas de Alguien = trample on + Posesivo + ideas.
    * ser criticado = come under + fire.

    * * *
    criticar [A2 ]
    vt
    1 (atacar) to criticize
    una postura que fue muy criticada por los ecologistas a position which came in for fierce criticism from o which was fiercely criticized by ecologists
    criticó duramente a los especuladores he strongly attacked o criticized the speculators
    un proyecto muy criticado a plan which has been heavily criticized o which has come in for a lot of criticism
    2 (hablar mal de) to criticize
    tú no hace falta que la critiques porque eres igual de egoísta que ella you're in no position to criticize o ( colloq) you can't talk, you're just as selfish as she is
    3 ( Art, Espec, Lit) ‹libro/película› to review
    ■ criticar
    vi
    to gossip, backbite
    * * *

     

    criticar ( conjugate criticar) verbo transitivo

    b) (Art, Espec, Lit) ‹libro/película to review

    verbo intransitivo
    to gossip, backbite
    criticar
    I verbo transitivo to criticize
    II verbo intransitivo (murmurar) to gossip
    ' criticar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    censurar
    - dedicarse
    - desollar
    - despellejar
    - tralla
    - vapulear
    - arremeter
    - murmurar
    - rajar
    - sino
    English:
    attack
    - carp
    - critical
    - criticize
    - fault
    - knock
    - pan
    - pick on
    - run down
    - slam
    - slate
    - get
    - run
    * * *
    1. [censurar] to criticize
    2. [enjuiciar] [literatura, arte] to review
    * * *
    v/t criticize
    * * *
    criticar {72} vt
    : to criticize
    * * *
    1. (en general) to criticize
    2. (cotillear) to gossip

    Spanish-English dictionary > criticar

  • 18 cuestión

    f.
    issue, matter, problem, subject.
    * * *
    1 (pregunta) question
    2 (asunto) business, matter, question
    3 (discusión) dispute, quarrel, argument
    \
    en cuestión in question
    en cuestión de... (tiempo) in just a few..., in a matter of...
    eso es otra cuestión that's a whole different matter
    la cuestión es que... the thing is that...
    ser cuestión de vida o muerte figurado to be a matter of life or death
    cuestión candente burning question
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=asunto) matter, question

    ¡sigue gritando, la cuestión es no dejarme tranquilo! — iró * carry on shouting, don't mind me!

    no sé por qué, pero la cuestión es que ahora soy más pobre — * I don't know why, but the fact is that I'm poorer now than I was

    cuestión de, una cuestión de honor — a matter of honour

    todo es cuestión de proponérseloit's all a matter o question of telling yourself you can do it

    puedes beber, pero no es cuestión de que te emborraches — you can have a drink or two, but there's no need to get drunk

    en cuestión — in question

    quid, vida 1)
    2) (=pregunta) question
    3) (=duda)

    poner algo en cuestión — to call sth into question, raise doubts about sth

    * * *
    1)
    a) (tema, problema) question, matter

    otra cuestión sería que or si estuviera enfermo — if he were ill, that would be another matter o a different matter altogether

    la cuestión es... — the thing is...

    la cuestión es molestar — he/she only does it to annoy

    es cuestión de diez minutos — it'll only take/I'll only be ten minutes

    si fuera cuestión de dinero, no habría problema — if it were a question of money, there'd be no problem

    todo es cuestión de... — it's just a question of...

    2) ( duda)
    3) (fam) ( problema) disagreement, problem; (cosa, objeto) thing, thingamajig* (colloq)
    * * *
    = affair, consideration, enquiry [inquiry, -USA], issue, matter, point, question, topic, business [businesses, -pl.], concern, question.
    Ex. And also until Groome appeared, newcomers were a nullity as an active political force, exerting little influence in city affairs.
    Ex. This broader consideration of descriptive cataloguing problems serves to set a context for the consideration of cataloguing problems associated with nonbook materials.
    Ex. A threshold weight appropriate to the specificity of the searcher's enquiry must be established.
    Ex. These issues are reviewed more thoroughly in chapter 10.
    Ex. AACR2 generally recommends collocation although it is suggested that the extent of collocation and the need for uniform titles is a matter for local decisions.
    Ex. The point being that these systems are very much in their infancy and have a long way to go before they reach the comparable sophistication of space probes and reusable rocketry.
    Ex. One argument against including a list of questions is that often analysts will think they are the only questions that might be asked.
    Ex. A book index is an alphabetically arranged list of words or terms leading the reader to the numbers of pages on which specific topics are considered, or on which specific names appear.
    Ex. I think this whole business about whether punctuation is obtrusive or not is quite honestly not worth discussing.
    Ex. Her article lays emphasis on some of the concerns that are important to the continued development of effective information policies.
    Ex. The question is not how much time we have, but what we do with it and how we utilize it.
    ----
    * aclarar una cuestión = clarify + matter, clarify + issue.
    * adoptar una postura firme ante una cuestión = take + position on + issue.
    * analizar una cuestión = explore + question, explore + issue.
    * cuestión administrativa = management issue, administrative issue.
    * cuestión candente = burning issue, burning question.
    * cuestión científica = scientific issue.
    * cuestión controvertida = vexed question, vexing question.
    * cuestión crítica = critical issue.
    * cuestión debatible = debatable point.
    * cuestión de importancia = matter of consequence.
    * cuestión delicada = sensitive issue.
    * cuestión de vida o muerte = life or death issue.
    * cuestión difícil = thorny issue, thorny question, poser.
    * cuestión económica = economic issue, financial issue.
    * cuestiones = matters.
    * cuestiones bibliotecarias = library issues.
    * cuestiones clave = key issues.
    * cuestiones de intendencia = housekeeping.
    * cuestiones de reglamento = policy issue.
    * cuestiones implicadas = issues involved.
    * cuestión específica = topical issue.
    * cuestiones poco claras = grey area [gray area].
    * cuestiones prácticas = mechanics, how-to.
    * cuestiones problemáticas = problem areas.
    * cuestiones sociales = social affairs.
    * cuestiones técnicas = check + under the hood, crawl + under the hood.
    * cuestión ética = ethical issue.
    * cuestión financiera = financial issue.
    * cuestión + girar en torno a = question + revolve around.
    * cuestión histórica = historical issue.
    * cuestión imprescindible = imperative.
    * cuestión insignificante = matter of no consequence.
    * cuestión laboral = work-related issue.
    * cuestión legal = legal issue.
    * cuestión negociable = negotiable point.
    * cuestión peliaguda = sticky issue.
    * cuestión personal = life issue, personal issue.
    * cuestión polémica = vexed question, vexing question.
    * cuestión política = political issue.
    * cuestión práctica = practicality.
    * cuestión problemática = issue of concern, sticky issue.
    * cuestión relacionada con el trabajo = work-related issue.
    * cuestión sin importancia = matter of no consequence.
    * cuestión sin trascendencia = matter of no consequence.
    * cuestión social = social issue, societal issue.
    * cuestión + surgir = issue + surface.
    * cuestión técnica = technical issue.
    * cuestión tecnológica = technological issue.
    * debatir una cuestión = discuss + idea, discuss + issue.
    * dejar la cuestión abierta = leave + the question open.
    * desviarse del tema en cuestión = go off on + another track.
    * discutir una cuestión = air + issue.
    * el quid de la cuestión = the crux of the problem, the crux of the matter.
    * eludir una cuestión = dodge + issue.
    * en cuestión = at hand, concerned, in hand, in question, individual, at issue, of concern.
    * en cuestión de minutos = within minutes, in a matter of minutes.
    * en cuestión de segundos = within seconds, in a matter of seconds.
    * en cuestión de + Tiempo = in a matter of + Tiempo, within a matter of + Tiempo.
    * en cuestiones de = in matters of.
    * enfrentarse a una cuestión = run up against + issue.
    * en las cuestiones relacionadas con = in the areas of.
    * esa es la cuestión = herein lies the rub, there's the rub.
    * esquivar la cuestión = sidestep + the issue.
    * esquivar una cuestión = dodge + issue.
    * estado de la cuestión = state of the art.
    * estudio crítico del estado de la cuestión = review.
    * estudio del estado de la cuestión = survey.
    * evitar discutir una cuestión = circumvent + issue.
    * evitar una cuestión = skirt + issue, tiptoe around + issue.
    * exponer una cuestión = raise + point.
    * informe del estado de la cuestión = state of the art report, state of the art review.
    * la cuestión es que = the thing is.
    * la juventud no es cuestión de edad sino de espíritu = you are as old as you feel.
    * llegar al fondo de la cuestión = see to the + bottom of things.
    * llegar al meollo de la cuestión = arrive at + the heart of the matter.
    * llegar al quid de la cuestión = arrive at + the heart of the matter.
    * llevar a hablar de una cuestión = bring up + issue.
    * mencionar una cuestión = bring up + matter, bring up + point.
    * meollo de la cuestión, el = heart of the matter, the, heart of the question, the.
    * no ser cuestión de = there + be + no question of.
    * partes en cuestión, las = parties concerned, the.
    * plantearle a Alguien una cuestión = put before + Nombre + an issue.
    * plantear una cuestión = bring forth + issue, issue + arise, pose + question, raise + argument, raise + issue, raise + point, open up + issue.
    * poner en cuestión = call into + question, render + questionable.
    * poner en cuestión la validez de = bring into + question the validity of, question + the validity of.
    * proyección de cuestiones de interés = issues management.
    * quid de la cuestión, el = heart of the matter, the, heart of the question, the.
    * relacionado con cuestiones raciales = race-related.
    * resolver las cuestiones menores = work out + details.
    * resolver una cuestión = resolve + point, resolve + question, issue + settle.
    * responder la cuestión = get behind + the question.
    * sacar a colación una cuestión = bring up + matter, bring up + issue, bring up + point.
    * ser cuestión de = come down to.
    * ser la cuestión = be the point.
    * ser una cuestión de = be a matter for/of.
    * ser una cuestión debatible = be an open question.
    * ser una cuestión problemática = be at issue.
    * surgir una cuestión = issue + arise, arise + question.
    * suscitar una cuestión = evoke + issue, open up + issue.
    * tocar una cuestión = touch on/upon + issue.
    * tratar la cuestión de = get to + the issue of.
    * tratar una cuestión = address + constraint, address + issue, address + question, consider + issue, tackle + issue, address + concern, deal with + issue, broach + issue, broach + question, grapple with + issue.
    * tratar una cuestión ligeramente = touch on/upon + issue.
    * una cuestión de principios = a matter of principle.
    * una cuestión de vida o muerte = a matter of life and death.
    * zanjar la cuestión = clinch + the affair, clinch + the argument.
    * * *
    1)
    a) (tema, problema) question, matter

    otra cuestión sería que or si estuviera enfermo — if he were ill, that would be another matter o a different matter altogether

    la cuestión es... — the thing is...

    la cuestión es molestar — he/she only does it to annoy

    es cuestión de diez minutos — it'll only take/I'll only be ten minutes

    si fuera cuestión de dinero, no habría problema — if it were a question of money, there'd be no problem

    todo es cuestión de... — it's just a question of...

    2) ( duda)
    3) (fam) ( problema) disagreement, problem; (cosa, objeto) thing, thingamajig* (colloq)
    * * *
    = affair, consideration, enquiry [inquiry, -USA], issue, matter, point, question, topic, business [businesses, -pl.], concern, question.

    Ex: And also until Groome appeared, newcomers were a nullity as an active political force, exerting little influence in city affairs.

    Ex: This broader consideration of descriptive cataloguing problems serves to set a context for the consideration of cataloguing problems associated with nonbook materials.
    Ex: A threshold weight appropriate to the specificity of the searcher's enquiry must be established.
    Ex: These issues are reviewed more thoroughly in chapter 10.
    Ex: AACR2 generally recommends collocation although it is suggested that the extent of collocation and the need for uniform titles is a matter for local decisions.
    Ex: The point being that these systems are very much in their infancy and have a long way to go before they reach the comparable sophistication of space probes and reusable rocketry.
    Ex: One argument against including a list of questions is that often analysts will think they are the only questions that might be asked.
    Ex: A book index is an alphabetically arranged list of words or terms leading the reader to the numbers of pages on which specific topics are considered, or on which specific names appear.
    Ex: I think this whole business about whether punctuation is obtrusive or not is quite honestly not worth discussing.
    Ex: Her article lays emphasis on some of the concerns that are important to the continued development of effective information policies.
    Ex: The question is not how much time we have, but what we do with it and how we utilize it.
    * aclarar una cuestión = clarify + matter, clarify + issue.
    * adoptar una postura firme ante una cuestión = take + position on + issue.
    * analizar una cuestión = explore + question, explore + issue.
    * cuestión administrativa = management issue, administrative issue.
    * cuestión candente = burning issue, burning question.
    * cuestión científica = scientific issue.
    * cuestión controvertida = vexed question, vexing question.
    * cuestión crítica = critical issue.
    * cuestión debatible = debatable point.
    * cuestión de importancia = matter of consequence.
    * cuestión delicada = sensitive issue.
    * cuestión de vida o muerte = life or death issue.
    * cuestión difícil = thorny issue, thorny question, poser.
    * cuestión económica = economic issue, financial issue.
    * cuestiones = matters.
    * cuestiones bibliotecarias = library issues.
    * cuestiones clave = key issues.
    * cuestiones de intendencia = housekeeping.
    * cuestiones de reglamento = policy issue.
    * cuestiones implicadas = issues involved.
    * cuestión específica = topical issue.
    * cuestiones poco claras = grey area [gray area].
    * cuestiones prácticas = mechanics, how-to.
    * cuestiones problemáticas = problem areas.
    * cuestiones sociales = social affairs.
    * cuestiones técnicas = check + under the hood, crawl + under the hood.
    * cuestión ética = ethical issue.
    * cuestión financiera = financial issue.
    * cuestión + girar en torno a = question + revolve around.
    * cuestión histórica = historical issue.
    * cuestión imprescindible = imperative.
    * cuestión insignificante = matter of no consequence.
    * cuestión laboral = work-related issue.
    * cuestión legal = legal issue.
    * cuestión negociable = negotiable point.
    * cuestión peliaguda = sticky issue.
    * cuestión personal = life issue, personal issue.
    * cuestión polémica = vexed question, vexing question.
    * cuestión política = political issue.
    * cuestión práctica = practicality.
    * cuestión problemática = issue of concern, sticky issue.
    * cuestión relacionada con el trabajo = work-related issue.
    * cuestión sin importancia = matter of no consequence.
    * cuestión sin trascendencia = matter of no consequence.
    * cuestión social = social issue, societal issue.
    * cuestión + surgir = issue + surface.
    * cuestión técnica = technical issue.
    * cuestión tecnológica = technological issue.
    * debatir una cuestión = discuss + idea, discuss + issue.
    * dejar la cuestión abierta = leave + the question open.
    * desviarse del tema en cuestión = go off on + another track.
    * discutir una cuestión = air + issue.
    * el quid de la cuestión = the crux of the problem, the crux of the matter.
    * eludir una cuestión = dodge + issue.
    * en cuestión = at hand, concerned, in hand, in question, individual, at issue, of concern.
    * en cuestión de minutos = within minutes, in a matter of minutes.
    * en cuestión de segundos = within seconds, in a matter of seconds.
    * en cuestión de + Tiempo = in a matter of + Tiempo, within a matter of + Tiempo.
    * en cuestiones de = in matters of.
    * enfrentarse a una cuestión = run up against + issue.
    * en las cuestiones relacionadas con = in the areas of.
    * esa es la cuestión = herein lies the rub, there's the rub.
    * esquivar la cuestión = sidestep + the issue.
    * esquivar una cuestión = dodge + issue.
    * estado de la cuestión = state of the art.
    * estudio crítico del estado de la cuestión = review.
    * estudio del estado de la cuestión = survey.
    * evitar discutir una cuestión = circumvent + issue.
    * evitar una cuestión = skirt + issue, tiptoe around + issue.
    * exponer una cuestión = raise + point.
    * informe del estado de la cuestión = state of the art report, state of the art review.
    * la cuestión es que = the thing is.
    * la juventud no es cuestión de edad sino de espíritu = you are as old as you feel.
    * llegar al fondo de la cuestión = see to the + bottom of things.
    * llegar al meollo de la cuestión = arrive at + the heart of the matter.
    * llegar al quid de la cuestión = arrive at + the heart of the matter.
    * llevar a hablar de una cuestión = bring up + issue.
    * mencionar una cuestión = bring up + matter, bring up + point.
    * meollo de la cuestión, el = heart of the matter, the, heart of the question, the.
    * no ser cuestión de = there + be + no question of.
    * partes en cuestión, las = parties concerned, the.
    * plantearle a Alguien una cuestión = put before + Nombre + an issue.
    * plantear una cuestión = bring forth + issue, issue + arise, pose + question, raise + argument, raise + issue, raise + point, open up + issue.
    * poner en cuestión = call into + question, render + questionable.
    * poner en cuestión la validez de = bring into + question the validity of, question + the validity of.
    * proyección de cuestiones de interés = issues management.
    * quid de la cuestión, el = heart of the matter, the, heart of the question, the.
    * relacionado con cuestiones raciales = race-related.
    * resolver las cuestiones menores = work out + details.
    * resolver una cuestión = resolve + point, resolve + question, issue + settle.
    * responder la cuestión = get behind + the question.
    * sacar a colación una cuestión = bring up + matter, bring up + issue, bring up + point.
    * ser cuestión de = come down to.
    * ser la cuestión = be the point.
    * ser una cuestión de = be a matter for/of.
    * ser una cuestión debatible = be an open question.
    * ser una cuestión problemática = be at issue.
    * surgir una cuestión = issue + arise, arise + question.
    * suscitar una cuestión = evoke + issue, open up + issue.
    * tocar una cuestión = touch on/upon + issue.
    * tratar la cuestión de = get to + the issue of.
    * tratar una cuestión = address + constraint, address + issue, address + question, consider + issue, tackle + issue, address + concern, deal with + issue, broach + issue, broach + question, grapple with + issue.
    * tratar una cuestión ligeramente = touch on/upon + issue.
    * una cuestión de principios = a matter of principle.
    * una cuestión de vida o muerte = a matter of life and death.
    * zanjar la cuestión = clinch + the affair, clinch + the argument.

    * * *
    A
    1 (tema, problema) question, matter
    es experto en cuestiones de derecho internacional he is an expert on matters o questions of international law
    otra cuestión sería que or si estuviera enfermo if he were ill, that would be another matter o a different matter
    llegar al fondo de la cuestión to get to the heart of the matter o issue, to get to the root of the problem
    2 ( en locs):
    en cuestión in question
    el museo en cuestión va a ser clausurado the museum in question is going to be closed
    en cuestión de in a matter of
    aprendió inglés en cuestión de meses she learnt English in a matter of months
    la cuestión es … the thing is …
    la cuestión es que no tengo tiempo the problem o thing is that I don't have time
    la cuestiónes divertirnos the main thing is to enjoy ourselves
    pide por pedir, la cuestión es molestar she asks just for the sake of asking, she only does it to annoy
    ser cuestión de to be a matter o question of
    es una cuestión de principios it's a matter o question of principle
    en taxi es cuestión de diez minutos it's only a ten-minute taxi ride
    si fuera cuestión de dinero, no habría problema if it were a question of money, there'd be no problem
    todo es cuestión de darle tiempo al tiempo it's just a question of waiting
    todo es cuestión de poner atención it's just o all a question of concentrating, it's just o all a matter of concentration
    será cuestión de planteárselo y ver we'll just have to put it to him and see
    tampoco es cuestión de enloquecernos there's no need to get in a flap ( colloq)
    ayúdala, pero tampoco es cuestión de que lo hagas todo tú help her by all means, but there's no reason why you should do it all yourself
    B
    (duda): poner algo en cuestión to call sth into question, to raise questions o doubts about sth
    este descubrimiento pone en cuestión la validez del método this discovery raises questions about o raises doubts about o calls into question the validity of the method
    C ( fam)
    1 (problema) disagreement, problem
    2 (cosa, objeto) thing, thingamajig* ( colloq)
    * * *

     

    cuestión sustantivo femenino
    a) (tema, problema) question, matter;

    cuestiones de derecho internacional matters o questions of international law;

    llegar al fondo de la cuestión to get to the heart of the matter
    b) ( en locs)


    en cuestión de in a matter of;
    la cuestión es … the thing is …;
    la cuestión es divertirnos the main thing is to enjoy ourselves;
    ser cuestión de to be a matter of;
    todo es cuestión de … it's just a question of …
    cuestión sustantivo femenino
    1 (asunto) matter, question
    2 (pregunta) question
    ♦ Locuciones: en cuestión, in question: el muchacho en cuestión, the boy in questión
    en cuestión de unas horas, in just a few hours
    poner en cuestión algo, to doubt sthg
    si te cansas de conducir, es cuestión de parar en cualquier lado, if you get tired of driving, we can stop anywhere
    ' cuestión' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    discutir
    - inaccesible
    - indecisa
    - indeciso
    - intrincada
    - intrincado
    - palpitante
    - quid
    - radicar
    - resolverse
    - seno
    - soslayar
    - tratar
    - volar
    - asunto
    - chabolismo
    - delicado
    - empezar
    - fondo
    - plantear
    - tema
    - vida
    English:
    arise
    - burning
    - cast
    - crux
    - issue
    - matter
    - morality
    - nitty-gritty
    - open
    - pose
    - principle
    - proceed
    - question
    - raise
    - stake
    - undecided
    - vexed
    - whip on
    - come
    - point
    * * *
    1. [pregunta] question
    2. [problema] problem;
    no es cuestión de tamaño sino de peso it's a question o matter of weight not size
    3. [asunto] matter, issue;
    una cuestión de honor/de principios a matter of honour/principle;
    los investigadores quieren llegar al fondo de la cuestión the investigators want to get to the bottom of the matter;
    la cuestión es que no he tenido tiempo the thing is, I haven't had time;
    en cuestión in question;
    el candidato en cuestión es venezolano the candidate in question is Venezuelan;
    tenemos que discutir el tema en cuestión we must discuss the matter at hand;
    en cuestión de [en materia de] as regards;
    en cuestión de una hora in no more than an hour;
    el edificio se hundió en cuestión de segundos the building collapsed in a matter of seconds;
    es cuestión de un par de días it is a matter of a couple of days;
    ya acabo, es cuestión de cinco minutos I'm nearly finished, I'll only be five minutes;
    es cuestión de trabajar más it's a question of working harder;
    será cuestión de ir yéndose it's time we were on our way;
    será cuestión de esforzarnos más we'll just have to work harder;
    no es cuestión de que el abuelo se ponga a hacerlo there's no need for grandad to have to do it
    4.
    poner algo en cuestión to call sth into question
    * * *
    f
    1 question
    2 ( asunto) matter, question;
    en cuestión de dinero as far as money is concerned;
    no es cuestión de dinero it’s not a question of money;
    en cuestión in question;
    la cuestión es que the thing is
    * * *
    cuestión nf, pl - tiones asunto, tema: matter, affair
    * * *
    1. (asunto) matter
    2. (pregunta) question

    Spanish-English dictionary > cuestión

  • 19 deslumbrante2

    2 = dazzling, bedazzling, blazing, arresting, stunning.
    Ex. It was a grand day, one of those dazzling spectacular blue and gold days of early fall.
    Ex. He is a skillful raconteur, his writing is wonderfully entertaining and his message is controversial, bedazzling, savvy, disquieting... yet optimistic.
    Ex. Marie-Nicole Lemieux in the title role provides a blazing star performance.
    Ex. It is when speakers have no feeling for pause that their speech seems to burble on without any arresting quality; the club bore is a burbler: he has not learnt the eloquence of silence.
    Ex. The trends themselves are not hard to anticipate, although the stunning pace of development is often not fully appreciated.

    Spanish-English dictionary > deslumbrante2

  • 20 distinguir

    v.
    1 to distinguish.
    ¿tú distingues estas dos camisas? can you tell the difference between these two shirts?
    me es imposible distinguirlos I can't tell them apart
    distinguir algo de algo to tell something from something
    Ella distingue los colores She distinguishes the colors.
    Ella distingue a los gemelos She distinguishes the twins.
    El rector distinguió al profesor The rector distinguished the professor.
    Ella distinguió She distinguished.
    2 to distinguish, to characterize.
    distinguir algo/a alguien de to distinguish something/somebody from, to set something/somebody apart from
    3 to honor.
    hoy nos distingue con su presencia Don… today we are honored to have with us Mr…
    4 to make out.
    ¿distingues algo? can you see anything?, can you make anything out? (al mirar)
    5 to differentiate, to know the difference.
    * * *
    (gu changes to g before a and o)
    Present Indicative
    distingo, distingues, distingue, distinguimos, distinguís, distinguen.
    Present Subjunctive
    Imperative
    distingue (tú), distinga (él/Vd.), distingamos (nos.), distinguid (vos.), distingan (ellos/Vds.).
    * * *
    verb
    1) to differentiate, distinguish
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (=diferenciar)
    a) (=ver la diferencia entre) to distinguish

    no resulta fácil distinguir a los mellizos — it is not easy to tell the twins apart, it's not easy to distinguish between the twins

    ¿sabes distinguir un violín de una viola? — can you tell o distinguish a violin from a viola?

    b) (=hacer diferente) to set apart

    lo que nos distingue de los animales — what distinguishes us from the animals, what sets us apart from the animals

    c) (=hacer una distinción entre) to distinguish
    2) (=ver) [+ objeto, sonido] to make out

    ya distingo la costaI can see o make out the coast now

    3) (=honrar) [+ amigo, alumno] to honour, honor (EEUU)
    4) (=elegir) to single out
    2.
    VI (=ver la diferencia) to tell the difference ( entre between)
    (=hacer una distinción) to make a distinction ( entre between)

    lo mismo le da un vino malo que uno bueno, no distingue — it's all the same to him whether it's a bad wine or a good one, he can't tell the difference

    en su discurso, distinguió entre el viejo y el nuevo liberalismo — in his speech he made a distinction between the old and the new liberalism

    3.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) ( diferenciar) to distinguish

    distinguir una cosa de otrato tell o distinguish one thing from another

    b) ( caracterizar) to characterize
    2) ( percibir) to make out

    se distinguía claramente el ruido de las olas — we/he/they could clearly make out the sound of the waves

    3) (con medalla, honor) to honor*
    2.

    distinguirse por algo: se distinguió por su valentía he distinguished himself by his bravery; nuestros productos se distinguen por su calidad our products are distinguished by their quality; distinguirse en algo — to distinguish oneself in something

    * * *
    = delineate, discern, distinguish, draw + distinction, segregate, sift, single out, sort out + Nombre + from + Nombre, mark out, tell + apart, set + Nombre + apart, tease apart, decouple, discern, make out.
    Ex. PRECIS relies upon citation order (sometimes with the support of prepositions) to record syntactical relationships, and to delineate two similar subjects.
    Ex. Such variations also make it difficult for a cataloguer inserting a new heading for local use to discern the principles which should be heeded in the construction of such a heading.
    Ex. In order to distinguish between all these subjects it is inevitable that longer notations are used.
    Ex. You have failed to draw the correct distinction between a discipline and a phenomenon studied by a discipline.
    Ex. In summary, the advantages of the electronic catalog is the ability to segregate the fast searches from the slowest.
    Ex. Thus many non-relevant documents have been retrieved and examined in the process of sifting relevant and non-relevant documents.
    Ex. Conference proceedings are singled out for special attention because they are an important category of material in relation to abstracting and indexing publications.
    Ex. Ward's study is likely to remain a standard reference source for years to come, but trying to sort out the generalities from the particularities is a very difficult business.
    Ex. To infuse into that basic form an element of linguistic liveliness and wit, which marks out the best adult reviewers, is to ask far more than most children can hope to achieve.
    Ex. No two paper moulds of the hand-press period were ever precisely identical, and individual moulds can be identified by their paper images; even the two moulds of a pair, which were deliberately made to look alike, can be told apart by the paper made in them.
    Ex. What sets them apart is, primarily, the commercial considerations that directly affect the publishers' gatekeeper role but only indirectly affect that of the librarians.
    Ex. The author and his colleagues embarked on a series of studies to tease apart hereditary and environmental factors thought to be implicated in schizophrenia.
    Ex. The physical library will probably become less viable over time and so it is important to decouple the information professional from the library unit.
    Ex. Such variations also make it difficult for a cataloguer inserting a new heading for local use to discern the principles which should be heeded in the construction of such a heading.
    Ex. She could just make out that he was standing against the wall near the door, ready to jump anyone who came out the door.
    ----
    * distinguir a + Nombre + de + Nombre = mark out + Nombre + from + Nombre.
    * distinguir de = mark + Nombre + off from.
    * distinguir entre... y... = draw + the line between... and..., make + distinction between... and..., discern + Nombre + from + Nombre.
    * distinguirse = make + Posesivo + mark, be distinguishable.
    * no distinguir entre... y... = make + little distinction between... and....
    * que distingue entre mayúscula y minúscula = case-sensitive.
    * que no ayuda a distinguir = nondistinctive.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) ( diferenciar) to distinguish

    distinguir una cosa de otrato tell o distinguish one thing from another

    b) ( caracterizar) to characterize
    2) ( percibir) to make out

    se distinguía claramente el ruido de las olas — we/he/they could clearly make out the sound of the waves

    3) (con medalla, honor) to honor*
    2.

    distinguirse por algo: se distinguió por su valentía he distinguished himself by his bravery; nuestros productos se distinguen por su calidad our products are distinguished by their quality; distinguirse en algo — to distinguish oneself in something

    * * *
    = delineate, discern, distinguish, draw + distinction, segregate, sift, single out, sort out + Nombre + from + Nombre, mark out, tell + apart, set + Nombre + apart, tease apart, decouple, discern, make out.

    Ex: PRECIS relies upon citation order (sometimes with the support of prepositions) to record syntactical relationships, and to delineate two similar subjects.

    Ex: Such variations also make it difficult for a cataloguer inserting a new heading for local use to discern the principles which should be heeded in the construction of such a heading.
    Ex: In order to distinguish between all these subjects it is inevitable that longer notations are used.
    Ex: You have failed to draw the correct distinction between a discipline and a phenomenon studied by a discipline.
    Ex: In summary, the advantages of the electronic catalog is the ability to segregate the fast searches from the slowest.
    Ex: Thus many non-relevant documents have been retrieved and examined in the process of sifting relevant and non-relevant documents.
    Ex: Conference proceedings are singled out for special attention because they are an important category of material in relation to abstracting and indexing publications.
    Ex: Ward's study is likely to remain a standard reference source for years to come, but trying to sort out the generalities from the particularities is a very difficult business.
    Ex: To infuse into that basic form an element of linguistic liveliness and wit, which marks out the best adult reviewers, is to ask far more than most children can hope to achieve.
    Ex: No two paper moulds of the hand-press period were ever precisely identical, and individual moulds can be identified by their paper images; even the two moulds of a pair, which were deliberately made to look alike, can be told apart by the paper made in them.
    Ex: What sets them apart is, primarily, the commercial considerations that directly affect the publishers' gatekeeper role but only indirectly affect that of the librarians.
    Ex: The author and his colleagues embarked on a series of studies to tease apart hereditary and environmental factors thought to be implicated in schizophrenia.
    Ex: The physical library will probably become less viable over time and so it is important to decouple the information professional from the library unit.
    Ex: Such variations also make it difficult for a cataloguer inserting a new heading for local use to discern the principles which should be heeded in the construction of such a heading.
    Ex: She could just make out that he was standing against the wall near the door, ready to jump anyone who came out the door.
    * distinguir a + Nombre + de + Nombre = mark out + Nombre + from + Nombre.
    * distinguir de = mark + Nombre + off from.
    * distinguir entre... y... = draw + the line between... and..., make + distinction between... and..., discern + Nombre + from + Nombre.
    * distinguirse = make + Posesivo + mark, be distinguishable.
    * no distinguir entre... y... = make + little distinction between... and....
    * que distingue entre mayúscula y minúscula = case-sensitive.
    * que no ayuda a distinguir = nondistinctive.

    * * *
    distinguir [I2 ]
    vt
    A
    1 (diferenciar) to distinguish
    no sabe distinguir una nota de otra she can't tell o distinguish one note from another
    he aprendido a distinguir los diferentes compositores I've learnt to distinguish (between) o recognize the different composers
    son tan parecidos que es muy difícil distinguirlos they look so much alike it's very difficult to tell them apart o to tell one from the other o to distinguish between them
    yo la distinguiría entre mil I'd recognize o know her anywhere, I could pick her out in a crowd
    2 (caracterizar) to characterize
    B (percibir) to make out
    a lo lejos se distingue la catedral the cathedral can be seen in the distance
    entre los matorrales pudo distinguir algo que se movía she could make out o see something moving in the bushes
    se distinguía claramente el ruido de las olas the sound of the waves could be clearly heard, we/he/they could clearly hear o make out the sound of the waves
    C (con una medalla, un honor) to honor*
    los distinguió con su presencia ( frml); she honored them with her presence ( frml)
    ■ distinguir
    vi
    (discernir): hay que saber distinguir para apreciar la diferencia you have to be discerning to appreciate the difference
    (destacarse) distinguirse POR algo:
    se distinguió por su talento musical he became famous o renowned for his musical talent
    se distinguió por su valor en el combate he distinguished himself by his bravery in battle
    nuestros productos se distinguen por su calidad our products stand out for their quality, our products are distinguished by o for their quality
    distinguirse EN algo to distinguish oneself IN sth, to make a name for oneself IN sth
    * * *

     

    distinguir ( conjugate distinguir) verbo transitivo
    1


    2 ( percibir) ‹figura/sonido to make out
    3 (con medalla, honor) to honor( conjugate honor)
    distinguirse verbo pronominal ( destacarse): distinguirse por algo [ persona] to distinguish oneself by sth;
    [ producto] to be distinguished by sth
    distinguir verbo transitivo
    1 (reconocer) to recognize
    2 (apreciar la diferencia) to distinguish: no soy capaz de distinguir a Juan de su hermano gemelo, I can't tell Juan from his twin brother
    3 (conferir un privilegio, honor) to honour, US honor
    4 (verse, apreciarse) to make out
    ' distinguir' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    discriminar
    - caracterizar
    English:
    differentiate
    - discern
    - distinction
    - distinguish
    - make out
    - pick out
    - separate
    - single out
    - tell
    - tell apart
    - define
    - discriminate
    - know
    - make
    - mark
    - pick
    - right
    - set
    * * *
    vt
    1. [diferenciar] to distinguish, to tell the difference between;
    ¿tú distingues estas dos camisas? can you tell the difference between these two shirts?;
    me es imposible distinguirlos I can't tell them apart;
    Kant distingue varios tipos de “razón” Kant distinguishes between several kinds of “reason”;
    distinguir algo de algo to tell sth from sth;
    por teléfono no distingo tu voz de la de tu madre I can't tell your voice from your mother's on the telephone;
    no distinguen el verde del azul they can't tell green from blue
    2. [caracterizar] to distinguish, to characterize;
    distinguir algo/a alguien de to distinguish sth/sb from, to set sth/sb apart from;
    esto lo distingue del resto de los mamíferos this distinguishes it from other mammals;
    ¿qué es lo que distingue a un gorila? what are the main characteristics of a gorilla?;
    el grado de adherencia distingue los diversos tipos de neumático the different types of tyre are distinguished by their road-holding capacity;
    su amabilidad la distingue de las demás her kindness sets her apart from the rest
    3. [premiar] to honour;
    ha sido distinguido con numerosos premios he has been honoured with numerous prizes;
    hoy nos distingue con su presencia Don… today we are honoured to have with us Mr…
    4. [vislumbrar, escuchar] to make out;
    ¿distingues algo? [al mirar] can you see anything?, can you make anything out?;
    desde aquí no distingo si es ella o no I can't see if it's her or not from here;
    podía distinguir su voz I could make out her voice
    vi
    to differentiate, to know the difference ( entre between);
    el público distingue entre un buen y un mal tenor the audience can tell o knows the difference between a good and a bad tenor;
    estudiando mucho uno aprende a distinguir after a lot of study one learns how to discriminate
    * * *
    v/t
    1 distinguish (de from)
    2 ( divisar) make out;
    distinguir algo lejano make out sth in the distance
    3 con un premio honor, Br
    honour
    * * *
    distinguir {26} vt
    1) : to distinguish
    2) : to honor
    * * *
    1. (diferenciar) to distinguish / to tell the difference [pt. & pp. told]
    los gemelos son difíciles de distinguir the twins are hard to tell apart / it's hard to tell the twins apart
    2. (ver) to make out / to see [pt. saw; pp. seen]

    Spanish-English dictionary > distinguir

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