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marvellously

  • 1 a

    prep.
    1 to.
    voy a Madrid I'm going to Madrid
    me voy al extranjero I'm going abroad
    llegó a Buenos Aires/a la fiesta he arrived in Buenos Aires/at the party
    2 at (moment).
    a las siete at seven o'clock
    a los once años at the age of eleven
    al caer la noche at nightfall
    al oír la noticia se desmayó on hearing the news, she fainted
    Llegué al amanecer I arrived at dawn.
    3 per, every (frecuency).
    40 horas a la semana 40 hours per o a week
    tres veces al día three times a day
    4 to.
    dáselo a Ricardo give it to Ricardo
    dile a Ricardo que venga tell Ricardo to come
    5 to.
    entró a pagar he came in to pay
    aprender a nadar to learn to swim
    6 by, about to, for.
    * * *
    A, a
    nombre femenino (pl as o aes)
    1 (la letra) A, a
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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
    * * *
    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)
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    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

  • 2 a las mil maravillas

    wonderfully well
    * * *
    wonderfully, wonderfully well, marvellously
    * * *
    = marvellously [marvelously, -USA], famously, like a house on fire
    Ex. Carter has produced a marvellously researched biography of Anthony Blunt, the British art historian who worked as a spy for the Soviet Union.
    Ex. He gets along famously with the head of reference, by the way.
    Ex. Within ten minutes they joined into my discussion and then it rolled like a house on fire.
    * * *
    = marvellously [marvelously, -USA], famously, like a house on fire

    Ex: Carter has produced a marvellously researched biography of Anthony Blunt, the British art historian who worked as a spy for the Soviet Union.

    Ex: He gets along famously with the head of reference, by the way.
    Ex: Within ten minutes they joined into my discussion and then it rolled like a house on fire.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a las mil maravillas

  • 3 asombrosamente

    adv.
    amazingly, wonderfully, marvellously.
    * * *
    1 amazingly, astonishingly
    * * *
    ADV amazingly, astonishingly
    * * *
    = bewilderingly, startlingly, astonishingly, staggeringly, uncannily, surprisingly, amazingly.
    Ex. These factors, when combined with the computer's ability to select only those items meeting a bewilderingly complex set of conditions, provide an access capability unimagined with the book or card catalogs of Mr Cutter.
    Ex. Startlingly, we find also that Rule 2.44 would permit either Horses -- Diseases or Horse -- Diseases -- Strangles for a document on strangles in horses (an infectious streptococcal fever); the first of these is blatantly class entry rather than specific, while the second is equally blatantly alphabetico classed.
    Ex. These disk drives have been incorporated into microcomputers at astonishingly low prices.
    Ex. Not surprisingly, there is a staggeringly low take-up of welfare benefits, estimated at between 350 million pounds and 650 million pounds a year.
    Ex. Sawyer's works are at once uncomfortably personal and uncannily universal.
    Ex. The 2nd family, dealing with amino acid residues covalently bound in soil organic matter, yielded documents having surprisingly little overlap with those retrieved from Chemical Abstracts (CA).
    Ex. The market for books on cooking is increasingly made up of home cooks with an amazingly sophisticated set of skills and tastes.
    * * *
    = bewilderingly, startlingly, astonishingly, staggeringly, uncannily, surprisingly, amazingly.

    Ex: These factors, when combined with the computer's ability to select only those items meeting a bewilderingly complex set of conditions, provide an access capability unimagined with the book or card catalogs of Mr Cutter.

    Ex: Startlingly, we find also that Rule 2.44 would permit either Horses -- Diseases or Horse -- Diseases -- Strangles for a document on strangles in horses (an infectious streptococcal fever); the first of these is blatantly class entry rather than specific, while the second is equally blatantly alphabetico classed.
    Ex: These disk drives have been incorporated into microcomputers at astonishingly low prices.
    Ex: Not surprisingly, there is a staggeringly low take-up of welfare benefits, estimated at between 350 million pounds and 650 million pounds a year.
    Ex: Sawyer's works are at once uncomfortably personal and uncannily universal.
    Ex: The 2nd family, dealing with amino acid residues covalently bound in soil organic matter, yielded documents having surprisingly little overlap with those retrieved from Chemical Abstracts (CA).
    Ex: The market for books on cooking is increasingly made up of home cooks with an amazingly sophisticated set of skills and tastes.

    * * *
    amazingly, astonishingly
    lo hizo asombrosamente bien she did it amazingly o astonishingly well
    * * *
    amazingly, astonishingly;
    salió asombrosamente ileso del accidente amazingly o astonishingly, he was not injured in the accident

    Spanish-English dictionary > asombrosamente

  • 4 bestialmente

    adv.
    1 bestially, brutally, marvellously.
    2 beastly, bestially, brutally.
    * * *
    ADV
    1) (=violentamente) savagely
    2) * (=enormemente)
    3) Esp
    * (=estupendamente)

    lo pasamos bestialmentewe had a great o super time *, we had a whale of a time *

    * * *
    Ex. These two extraordinary, brutally honest autobiographical works deal with Spiegelman's attempts to record his father's recollections of experiences in the Nazi death camps.
    * * *

    Ex: These two extraordinary, brutally honest autobiographical works deal with Spiegelman's attempts to record his father's recollections of experiences in the Nazi death camps.

    * * *
    A (atrozmente) brutally, savagely
    fueron bestialmente torturados they were brutally o savagely tortured
    B ( fam) (tremendamente) terrifically
    es bestialmente caro it's terrifically expensive
    C ( Esp fam) (estupendamente) fantastically, brilliantly
    tocaron bestialmente they played fantastically o brilliantly
    * * *
    brutally, savagely

    Spanish-English dictionary > bestialmente

  • 5 de manera estupenda

    = marvellously [marvelously, -USA]
    Ex. Carter has produced a marvellously researched biography of Anthony Blunt, the British art historian who worked as a spy for the Soviet Union.
    * * *
    = marvellously [marvelously, -USA]

    Ex: Carter has produced a marvellously researched biography of Anthony Blunt, the British art historian who worked as a spy for the Soviet Union.

    Spanish-English dictionary > de manera estupenda

  • 6 de manera maravillosa

    = marvellously [marvelously, -USA]
    Ex. Carter has produced a marvellously researched biography of Anthony Blunt, the British art historian who worked as a spy for the Soviet Union.
    * * *
    = marvellously [marvelously, -USA]

    Ex: Carter has produced a marvellously researched biography of Anthony Blunt, the British art historian who worked as a spy for the Soviet Union.

    Spanish-English dictionary > de manera maravillosa

  • 7 de maravilla

    wonderfully
    * * *
    wonderfully, wonderfully well, marvellously
    * * *
    = wonderfully, marvellously [marvelously, -USA]
    Ex. Technological and human networks intertwine in wonderfully complex and shifting patterns.
    Ex. Carter has produced a marvellously researched biography of Anthony Blunt, the British art historian who worked as a spy for the Soviet Union.
    * * *
    = wonderfully, marvellously [marvelously, -USA]

    Ex: Technological and human networks intertwine in wonderfully complex and shifting patterns.

    Ex: Carter has produced a marvellously researched biography of Anthony Blunt, the British art historian who worked as a spy for the Soviet Union.

    Spanish-English dictionary > de maravilla

  • 8 de puta madre

    tabú brilliant, fucking brilliant
    ————————
    tabú great, brilliant, bloody fantastic
    * * *
    (=bueno) terrific*, smashing*; (=malo) bloody awful**; [uso adverbial]marvellously
    * * *
    (adj.) = fantastic, wicked, swell, the dog's bollocks, the bee's knees, the cat's meow, the cat's pyjamas, the cat's whiskers, badass
    Ex. GODORT has done a fantastic job of dealing with and solving documents problems.
    Ex. London in the 90s was wicked.
    Ex. I was reading this book in anticipatian of the movie and it was swell, it was so good I read it two days straight.
    Ex. For reasons that aren't clear ' the dog's bollocks,' which have all the credentials to be thought of badly, are considered the top of the tree.
    Ex. By the 1930s, 'cool as a cucumber' was ' the bee's knees,' slang of the era for 'excellent'.
    Ex. Both are considered to be the cat's meow but in different fields of machining.
    Ex. He's supposed to be the cat's pyjamas in modern classical music today.
    Ex. And if its wines are no longer considered the cat's whiskers, you should not let that prevent you from visiting Sydney.
    Ex. You can think of Homer as a badass literary ninja who wailed out a lyre solo so face-melting that it was remembered for the rest of history, and then dropped a smoke bomb and back-flipped out of sight forever.
    * * *
    (adj.) = fantastic, wicked, swell, the dog's bollocks, the bee's knees, the cat's meow, the cat's pyjamas, the cat's whiskers, badass

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

    Ex: London in the 90s was wicked.
    Ex: I was reading this book in anticipatian of the movie and it was swell, it was so good I read it two days straight.
    Ex: For reasons that aren't clear ' the dog's bollocks,' which have all the credentials to be thought of badly, are considered the top of the tree.
    Ex: By the 1930s, 'cool as a cucumber' was ' the bee's knees,' slang of the era for 'excellent'.
    Ex: Both are considered to be the cat's meow but in different fields of machining.
    Ex: He's supposed to be the cat's pyjamas in modern classical music today.
    Ex: And if its wines are no longer considered the cat's whiskers, you should not let that prevent you from visiting Sydney.
    Ex: You can think of Homer as a badass literary ninja who wailed out a lyre solo so face-melting that it was remembered for the rest of history, and then dropped a smoke bomb and back-flipped out of sight forever.

    Spanish-English dictionary > de puta madre

  • 9 dulce

    adj.
    1 sweet.
    le gusta todo lo dulce she loves anything sweet
    2 fresh (agua).
    3 sweet, gentle, mild.
    4 tender (mirada, sonrisa).
    sus años dulces his golden years
    m.
    1 sweet (caramelo, postre).
    dulce de membrillo quince jelly
    2 piece of candy, sweetmeat, confection, sweet.
    3 Dulce.
    * * *
    1 (gen) sweet
    2 (clima) mild
    3 figurado soft, gentle
    1 COCINA (caramelo) sweet; (pastel) cake
    \
    dulce de membrillo quince jelly
    * * *
    1. adj. 2. noun m.
    candy, sweet
    * * *
    1. ADJ
    1) [caramelo, galleta] sweet

    no me gusta lo dulce — I don't like sweet things, I don't have a very sweet tooth

    2) (=suave) [metal, sonido, voz] soft; [carácter] gentle; [clima] mild; [música] sweet
    2.
    ADV softly
    3. SM
    1) (=caramelo) sweet, candy (EEUU)

    dulce de leche Arg caramelized condensed milk

    2) pl dulces [gen] sweet things; (=pasteles) cakes and pastries
    3) And, CAm, Caribe (=azúcar) sugar, brown sugar
    4) And (=paleta) lollipop
    * * *
    I
    a) <fruta/vino> sweet

    está muy dulce — it's very/too sweet

    b) < agua> fresh
    c) < persona> gentle, kind; <sonrisa/voz> sweet; < música> soft, sweet
    II
    a) (AmL exc RPl) ( golosina) candy (AmE), sweet (BrE)
    b) (RPl) ( mermelada) jam

    dulce de frutilla/durazno — strawberry/peach jam

    d) dulces masculino plural ( cosas dulces) sweet things (pl)
    * * *
    = gentle [gentler -comp., gentlest -sup.], sugary, mellifluous.
    Ex. Melanie Stanton broke into a gentle laugh as she recalled him executing a shuffling fandango and announcing mischievously, 'Women in the SLA, get ready, here I come!'.
    Ex. Sugary soft-drinks are over 20 times more popular than fresh fruit drinks and milk combined.
    Ex. Many thrushes sing complex mellifluous songs that delight human listeners.
    ----
    * dulce de membrillo = quince jelly.
    * dulces = confectionery.
    * gustar mucho lo dulce = have + a sweet tooth.
    * gusto por lo dulce = sweet tooth.
    * maíz dulce = sweet corn.
    * pez de agua dulce = freshwater fish.
    * sabor dulce = sweetness.
    * tortuga de agua dulce = terrapin.
    * vino dulce = sweet wine.
    * * *
    I
    a) <fruta/vino> sweet

    está muy dulce — it's very/too sweet

    b) < agua> fresh
    c) < persona> gentle, kind; <sonrisa/voz> sweet; < música> soft, sweet
    II
    a) (AmL exc RPl) ( golosina) candy (AmE), sweet (BrE)
    b) (RPl) ( mermelada) jam

    dulce de frutilla/durazno — strawberry/peach jam

    d) dulces masculino plural ( cosas dulces) sweet things (pl)
    * * *
    = gentle [gentler -comp., gentlest -sup.], sugary, mellifluous.

    Ex: Melanie Stanton broke into a gentle laugh as she recalled him executing a shuffling fandango and announcing mischievously, 'Women in the SLA, get ready, here I come!'.

    Ex: Sugary soft-drinks are over 20 times more popular than fresh fruit drinks and milk combined.
    Ex: Many thrushes sing complex mellifluous songs that delight human listeners.
    * dulce de membrillo = quince jelly.
    * dulces = confectionery.
    * gustar mucho lo dulce = have + a sweet tooth.
    * gusto por lo dulce = sweet tooth.
    * maíz dulce = sweet corn.
    * pez de agua dulce = freshwater fish.
    * sabor dulce = sweetness.
    * tortuga de agua dulce = terrapin.
    * vino dulce = sweet wine.

    * * *
    1 ‹fruta/vino› sweet
    este vino es dulce this wine is sweet, this is a sweet wine
    está muy dulce it's very/too sweet
    no soy muy amiga de lo dulce I'm not very fond of sweet things, I don't have a very sweet tooth
    prefiero lo dulce a lo salado I prefer sweet things to savory ones
    2 ‹agua› fresh
    pez de agua dulce freshwater fish
    3 ‹persona› gentle, kind; ‹sonrisa/voz› sweet; ‹música› soft, sweet
    tiene un carácter muy dulce she's very sweet-natured, she has a very sweet o mild nature
    tengo muy dulces recuerdos de aquella época I have very fond memories of that time
    Compuesto:
    ( esp AmL): durante la dulce espera during my/her pregnancy, while I/she was expecting
    1 ( AmL exc RPI) (golosina) candy ( AmE), sweet ( BrE)
    2 ( RPl) (mermelada) jam
    dulce de frutilla/durazno strawberry/peach jam
    4 dulces mpl (cosas dulces) sweet things (pl)
    Compuestos:
    quince jelly
    ‹cantar› sweetly
    habla muy dulce she speaks very softly
    * * *

     

    dulce adjetivo
    a)fruta/vino sweet;


    b) agua fresh;


    c) persona gentle, kind;

    sonrisa/voz sweet;
    música soft, sweet
    ■ sustantivo masculino
    a) (AmL exc RPl) ( golosina) candy (AmE), sweet (BrE)

    b) (RPl) ( mermelada) jam;



    d)

    dulces sustantivo masculino plural ( cosas dulces) sweet things (pl)

    dulce
    I adjetivo
    1 (al gusto) sweet
    2 (cariñoso, delicado) gentle 3 agua dulce, fresh water
    II sustantivo masculino
    1 Culin (pastel) cake
    dulce de membrillo, quince jelly o preserves
    2 (caramelo) sweet, US candy
    ' dulce' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    agua
    - cambio
    - cangrejo
    - carácter
    - caramelo
    - empalagar
    - empalagosa
    - empalagoso
    - flauta
    - gustillo
    - membrillo
    - mermelada
    - pimentón
    - rabiar
    - salada
    - salado
    - temperamento
    - vino
    - alga
    - bocadillo
    - budín
    - chancaca
    - chuchería
    - crema
    - flan
    - galleta
    - golosina
    - goloso
    - gomita
    - laguna
    - licor
    - lo
    - manjar
    - más
    - muy
    - paleta
    - pan
    - papa
    - pastel
    - saber
    - seco
    - yema
    English:
    ale
    - bun
    - caramel
    - fondant
    - fragrance
    - fresh
    - freshwater
    - frosting
    - fudge
    - gentle
    - mellow
    - paprika
    - pie
    - recorder
    - revenge
    - rich
    - sugary
    - sweet
    - terrapin
    - water
    - candy
    - flap
    - home
    - jam
    - muffin
    - short
    - Turkish
    * * *
    adj
    1. [sabor] sweet;
    este café está muy dulce this coffee's very sweet;
    le gusta todo lo dulce she loves anything sweet;
    esta infusión se toma dulce you drink this tea with sugar
    2. [agua] fresh;
    la pesca en agua dulce freshwater fishing
    3. [persona, carácter] sweet, gentle, mild
    4. [mirada, sonrisa] tender, sweet;
    [voz, sonido, música] mellow, sweet; [recuerdo] sweet;
    sus años dulces his golden years;
    estar en un momento dulce to be on o riding the crest of a wave;
    el actor se halla en un momento dulce de su carrera the actor is at a high point in his career;
    Am
    la dulce espera pregnancy;
    cuando estaba en la dulce espera when she was pregnant
    nm
    1. [caramelo, postre] sweet;
    [pastel] cake, pastry; RP [mermelada] jam;
    me encanta el dulce [todo lo dulce] I love sweet things;
    Fam
    a nadie le amarga un dulce everyone enjoys a treat;
    de dulce [muy bien] marvellously;
    su madre cocina de dulce her mother cooks like a dream
    Col, RP dulce de leche = toffee pudding made with caramelized milk;
    dulce de membrillo quince jelly
    2. CAm [pan de azúcar] brown sugar
    3. RP Fam [encanto] dear
    adv
    [dulcemente] sweetly
    * * *
    I adj sweet; fig: carácter gentle
    II m candy, Br
    sweet;
    dulces sweet things
    * * *
    dulce adv
    : sweetly, softly
    dulce adj
    1) : sweet
    2) : mild, gentle, mellow
    dulcemente adv
    dulce nm
    : candy, sweet
    * * *
    dulce1 adj
    1. (en general) sweet
    2. (persona) sweet / gentle
    3. (agua) fresh
    dulce2 n sweet

    Spanish-English dictionary > dulce

  • 10 espantosamente

    adv.
    dreadfully, marvellously, frightfully, ghastfully.
    * * *
    ADV
    1) (=con miedo) frightfully
    2) [para exagerar] amazingly
    * * *
    = hideously, horribly.
    Ex. What is clear from a survey of this literature is that the Yugoslav war was hideously complex in its detail and in the range of issues raised.
    Ex. What proponents fail to mention is that feral cats suffer horribly from the lack of food, water, shelter and regular medical care.
    ----
    * espantosamente + Adjetivo = excruciatingly + Adjetivo.
    * * *
    = hideously, horribly.

    Ex: What is clear from a survey of this literature is that the Yugoslav war was hideously complex in its detail and in the range of issues raised.

    Ex: What proponents fail to mention is that feral cats suffer horribly from the lack of food, water, shelter and regular medical care.
    * espantosamente + Adjetivo = excruciatingly + Adjetivo.

    * * *
    ( fam); terribly
    este trabajo está espantosamente mal hecho this work is terribly badly done ( colloq)
    * * *
    1. [pavorosamente] terrifyingly, frighteningly;
    un cuerpo espantosamente mutilado a horribly mutilated body
    2. [pasmosamente] appallingly, shockingly;
    jugamos espantosamente mal we played appallingly o shockingly badly

    Spanish-English dictionary > espantosamente

  • 11 estupendamente

    adv.
    wonderfully.
    estoy estupendamente I feel wonderful
    * * *
    1 marvellously (US marvelously), wonderfully
    * * *
    ADV marvellously, marvelously (EEUU), wonderfully
    * * *
    adverbio <cantar/desenvolverse>marvelously*

    ¿te viene bien el viernes? - sí, estupendamente — is Friday all right with you? - yes, great (colloq)

    * * *
    = wonderfully, marvellously [marvelously, -USA].
    Ex. Technological and human networks intertwine in wonderfully complex and shifting patterns.
    Ex. Carter has produced a marvellously researched biography of Anthony Blunt, the British art historian who worked as a spy for the Soviet Union.
    * * *
    adverbio <cantar/desenvolverse>marvelously*

    ¿te viene bien el viernes? - sí, estupendamente — is Friday all right with you? - yes, great (colloq)

    * * *
    = wonderfully, marvellously [marvelously, -USA].

    Ex: Technological and human networks intertwine in wonderfully complex and shifting patterns.

    Ex: Carter has produced a marvellously researched biography of Anthony Blunt, the British art historian who worked as a spy for the Soviet Union.

    * * *
    marvelously*
    lo pasamos estupendamente we had a wonderful o marvelous time
    el nuevo tratamiento le ha sentado estupendamente he has responded extremely well to the new treatment
    ¿te viene bien el viernes? — sí, estupendamente is Friday all right with you? — yes, great ( colloq)
    * * *
    wonderfully;
    estoy estupendamente I feel wonderful;
    los niños lo pasaron estupendamente en el parque the children had a wonderful time in the park;
    unas vacaciones te vendrían estupendamente a holiday would do you a world of good;
    ¿cómo te encuentras? – ¡estupendamente! how are you feeling? – great o fantastic!
    * * *
    estupendamente adv beautifully

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  • 12 estupendo

    adj.
    awesome, extremely good, amazing, cool.
    intj.
    fine, cool, great, good for you.
    * * *
    1 marvellous (US marvelous), wonderful, super
    \
    ¡estupendo! familiar great!
    * * *
    (f. - estupenda)
    adj.
    stupendous, wonderful
    * * *
    ADJ marvellous, marvelous (EEUU), great *

    ¡estupendo! — that's great! *, splendid!

    -no te preocupes, yo lo hago -¡estupendo! — "don't worry, I'll do it" - "great!"

    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo
    a) ( excelente) marvelous*, fantastic (colloq), great (colloq)
    b) ( guapo) gorgeous
    II

    lo pasé estupendoI had a great o wonderful time

    * * *
    = fantastic, wonderful, wayout, gee whiz [gee wizz], glorious, lovely [lovelier - comp., loveliest -sup.], smash, crackerjack, a helluva, a stormer of, great, swell.
    Ex. GODORT has done a fantastic job of dealing with and solving documents problems.
    Ex. A wonderful grin spread over the manager's face.
    Ex. By asking readers to indicate whether the reference had been of interest or not, a degree of feedback can be obtained which can be used to modify their profiles, but there will never be any means of foretelling the ' wayout' article which may prove of interest.
    Ex. He should beware that the ' gee whiz' or 'Isn't science wonderful' syndrome is not uncommon among the recently converted = Debería tener cuidado de que el síndrome " recórcholis" o "la ciencia es maravillosa" es frecuente entre los nuevos conversos.
    Ex. In other words, compare the glorious statements made about the purpose of libraries in 1849 with the opening of Manchester Public Library, with one ceremony for the working class and one for the 'nobs'.
    Ex. The article ' Lovely idea, but unlovely pricing' criticizes the pricing level of a new service aimed at research scientists in the pharmaceutical, chemical, and biotechnology companies.
    Ex. The cooperative venture 'StoryLines America' joins libraries and public radio in smash kick-off.
    Ex. What is needed is a crackerjack reference librarian who could help research this question.
    Ex. I have the ability to do this on my own, but it takes a helluva long time for me to warm up to people.
    Ex. After only two days rehearsal we did a stormer of a gig from my point of view which went down a treat to a packed house.
    Ex. Click on 'add new experience', provide as much details as you can, and let us know why you think they are so great.
    Ex. I was reading this book in anticipatian of the movie and it was swell, it was so good I read it two days straight.
    ----
    * de manera estupenda = marvellously [marvelously, -USA].
    * ser estupendo = sound + great, be fine and dandy.
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo
    a) ( excelente) marvelous*, fantastic (colloq), great (colloq)
    b) ( guapo) gorgeous
    II

    lo pasé estupendoI had a great o wonderful time

    * * *
    = fantastic, wonderful, wayout, gee whiz [gee wizz], glorious, lovely [lovelier - comp., loveliest -sup.], smash, crackerjack, a helluva, a stormer of, great, swell.

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

    Ex: A wonderful grin spread over the manager's face.
    Ex: By asking readers to indicate whether the reference had been of interest or not, a degree of feedback can be obtained which can be used to modify their profiles, but there will never be any means of foretelling the ' wayout' article which may prove of interest.
    Ex: He should beware that the ' gee whiz' or 'Isn't science wonderful' syndrome is not uncommon among the recently converted = Debería tener cuidado de que el síndrome " recórcholis" o "la ciencia es maravillosa" es frecuente entre los nuevos conversos.
    Ex: In other words, compare the glorious statements made about the purpose of libraries in 1849 with the opening of Manchester Public Library, with one ceremony for the working class and one for the 'nobs'.
    Ex: The article ' Lovely idea, but unlovely pricing' criticizes the pricing level of a new service aimed at research scientists in the pharmaceutical, chemical, and biotechnology companies.
    Ex: The cooperative venture 'StoryLines America' joins libraries and public radio in smash kick-off.
    Ex: What is needed is a crackerjack reference librarian who could help research this question.
    Ex: I have the ability to do this on my own, but it takes a helluva long time for me to warm up to people.
    Ex: After only two days rehearsal we did a stormer of a gig from my point of view which went down a treat to a packed house.
    Ex: Click on 'add new experience', provide as much details as you can, and let us know why you think they are so great.
    Ex: I was reading this book in anticipatian of the movie and it was swell, it was so good I read it two days straight.
    * de manera estupenda = marvellously [marvelously, -USA].
    * ser estupendo = sound + great, be fine and dandy.

    * * *
    estupendo1 -da
    marvelous*, fantastic ( colloq), great ( colloq)
    hizo un tiempo estupendo the weather was marvelous o fantastic o great
    un postre estupendo a wonderful o delicious dessert
    ¿lo has terminado? ¡estupendo! have you finished already? great!
    se viste estupendo he dresses really well
    lo pasé estupendo I had a great o fantastic o wonderful time
    * * *

    estupendo 1
    ◊ -da adjetivo

    a) ( excelente) marvelous( conjugate marvelous), fantastic (colloq), great (colloq);

    ¡estupendo! great!


    estupendo 2 adverbio ‹ cantar› marvelously( conjugate marvelously);
    lo pasé estupendo I had a great o wonderful time

    estupendo,-a adjetivo fantastic
    ¡estupendo!, great! o that's wonderful!

    ' estupendo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    acabose
    - bestial
    - corte
    - enrollada
    - enrollado
    - espléndida
    - espléndido
    - estupenda
    - extraordinaria
    - extraordinario
    - fabulosa
    - fabuloso
    - fenomenal
    - guapa
    - guapo
    - hostia
    - regar
    - vacilón
    - vacilona
    - genial
    - legal
    - magnífico
    - muerte
    - regio
    English:
    beautiful
    - gorgeous
    - grand
    - great
    - hell
    - magic
    - neat
    - sensational
    - smashing
    - stupendous
    - super-duper
    - tremendous
    - yippee
    - terrific
    * * *
    estupendo, -a adj
    wonderful, marvellous;
    estás estupenda you look wonderful;
    hace un día estupendo it's a beautiful o wonderful day;
    es una persona estupenda she's a great person;
    ¡estupendo! wonderful!, marvellous!;
    ¿vamos mañana a la playa? – ¡estupendo! shall we go to the beach tomorrow? – good idea!
    * * *
    adj fantastic, wonderful
    * * *
    estupendo, -da adj
    maravilloso: stupendous, marvelous
    * * *
    estupendo adj wonderful / great / fantastic

    Spanish-English dictionary > estupendo

  • 13 fenomenal

    adj.
    1 great, fantastic.
    2 phenomenal (enorme).
    intj.
    great!, terrific!.
    * * *
    2 familiar (fantástico) great, terrific
    3 familiar (enorme) colossal, huge
    1 wonderfully, marvellously
    * * *
    1. ADJ
    1) (=espectacular) phenomenal, remarkable
    2) * (=estupendo) fantastic *, brilliant *
    2.
    ADV *
    * * *
    I
    adjetivo (fam) great (colloq)
    II
    adverbio (fam)

    me vino fenomenalit was exactly o just what I needed

    fenomenal!great! (colloq)

    * * *
    = phenomenal, great, swell, portentous.
    Ex. Over the last 10 years public archive material has come under increased pressure because of the growing numbers of users and the phenomenal expansion in the range of material.
    Ex. Click on 'add new experience', provide as much details as you can, and let us know why you think they are so great.
    Ex. I was reading this book in anticipatian of the movie and it was swell, it was so good I read it two days straight.
    Ex. This novel is once again a most peculiar combination of broad farce and portentous significance.
    * * *
    I
    adjetivo (fam) great (colloq)
    II
    adverbio (fam)

    me vino fenomenalit was exactly o just what I needed

    fenomenal!great! (colloq)

    * * *
    = phenomenal, great, swell, portentous.

    Ex: Over the last 10 years public archive material has come under increased pressure because of the growing numbers of users and the phenomenal expansion in the range of material.

    Ex: Click on 'add new experience', provide as much details as you can, and let us know why you think they are so great.
    Ex: I was reading this book in anticipatian of the movie and it was swell, it was so good I read it two days straight.
    Ex: This novel is once again a most peculiar combination of broad farce and portentous significance.

    * * *
    ( fam); fantastic ( colloq), great ( colloq)
    ( fam):
    nos lo pasamos fenomenal we had a great o fantastic time ( colloq)
    me vino fenomenal it was exactly o just what I needed
    te recojo a las ocho — ¡fenomenal! I'll pick you up at eight — great! ( colloq)
    * * *

    fenomenal adjetivo (fam) great (colloq)
    ■ adverbio (fam):

    me vino fenomenal it was exactly o just what I needed;
    ¡fenomenal! great! (colloq)
    fenomenal
    I adjetivo
    1 (muy grande, fuera de lo normal) phenomenal, prodigious: tiene una fuerza fenomenal, he's amazingly strong
    2 fam (estupendo) great, terrific
    II adv fam wonderfully, marvellously: se lo pasaron fenomenal, they had a marvellous time

    ' fenomenal' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    bárbara
    - bárbaro
    - fenómeno
    English:
    brilliant
    - ducky
    - great
    - phenomenal
    - super
    - swell
    - terrific
    - world
    - sound
    * * *
    adj
    1. [magnífico] great, fantastic;
    eres un amigo fenomenal you're a great o wonderful friend;
    este helado está fenomenal this ice cream is great o fantastic
    2. [enorme] phenomenal;
    una fenomenal cantidad de dinero a phenomenal sum of money;
    se dio un golpe fenomenal she banged herself really hard
    adv
    lo pasamos fenomenal we had a great o fantastic time;
    me siento fenomenal I feel great o fantastic
    interj
    great!, terrific!
    * * *
    I adj fam
    fantastic fam, phenomenal fam
    II adv
    :
    lo pasé fenomenal fam I had a fantastic time fam
    * * *
    1) : phenomenal
    2) fam : fantastic, terrific
    * * *
    fenomenal adj fantastic / great

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  • 14 fenómeno

    m.
    1 phenomenon, event, happening.
    2 freak, monster, freak of nature.
    * * *
    1 (manifestación) phenomenon
    2 (prodigio) genius
    3 (monstruo) freak
    1 familiar (fantástico) fantastic, terrific
    1 terrific!, fantastic!
    \
    fenómeno atmosférico atmospheric phenomenon
    * * *
    noun m.
    * * *
    1. SM
    1) [atmosférico, acústico, psíquico] phenomenon
    2) (=monstruo) freak
    3) (=portento) genius

    Pedro es un fenómeno — Peter is a genius, Peter is altogether exceptional

    2.
    ADJ * (=fenomenal) fantastic *, brilliant *
    3.
    ADV *
    * * *
    I
    - na adjetivo/adverbio (AmL) fenomenal 1,2
    II
    a) ( suceso) phenomenon
    b) ( persona - monstruosa) freak; (- excepcional) genius
    * * *
    = phenomenon [phenomena, -pl.].
    Ex. We must not draw the distinction between disciplines and the phenomena, or things, studied by disciplines.
    ----
    * fenómeno físico = physical phenomenon.
    * fenómeno inexplicable = unexplained phenomenon.
    * fenómeno reciente = latecomer [late-comer].
    * * *
    I
    - na adjetivo/adverbio (AmL) fenomenal 1,2
    II
    a) ( suceso) phenomenon
    b) ( persona - monstruosa) freak; (- excepcional) genius
    * * *
    = phenomenon [phenomena, -pl.].

    Ex: We must not draw the distinction between disciplines and the phenomena, or things, studied by disciplines.

    * fenómeno físico = physical phenomenon.
    * fenómeno inexplicable = unexplained phenomenon.
    * fenómeno reciente = latecomer [late-comer].

    * * *
    fenómeno1 -na
    adj/adv
    ( AmL) fenomenal1 (↑ fenomenal (1)), fenomenal2 (↑ fenomenal (2))
    1 (hecho, suceso) phenomenon
    fenómenos meteorológicos meterological phenomena
    fenómeno social social phenomenon
    2 (personamonstruosa) freak; (— excepcional) genius
    es un fenómeno para la química he's a genius at chemistry, he's phenomenal o brilliant at chemistry
    * * *

    fenómeno 1
    ◊ -na adj/adv (AmL) See Also→ fenomenal

    fenómeno 2 sustantivo masculino ( suceso) phenomenon
    fenómeno,-a
    I sustantivo masculino
    1 phenomenon
    fenómeno atmosférico, atmospheric phenomenon
    2 (genio) genius
    3 (monstruo) freak
    II adj fam fantastic, terrific
    III adverbio marvellously

    ' fenómeno' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    arramblar
    - fenómena
    - registrar
    - registrarse
    - reproducirse
    - espejismo
    - lingüístico
    - monstruo
    - natural
    - repetición
    - repetir
    - reproducir
    English:
    phenomenon
    - freak
    * * *
    fenómeno, -a
    adj
    Fam great, fantastic;
    estás fenómena con esas gafas you look great in those glasses;
    es un fenómeno en la cocina he's a fantastic cook, he works wonders in the kitchen
    nm
    1. [suceso] phenomenon;
    no se trata de un fenómeno aislado this is not an isolated phenomenon
    fenómeno atmosférico atmospheric phenomenon;
    fenómeno metereológico meteorological phenomenon;
    fenómeno natural natural phenomenon;
    fenómeno paranormal paranormal phenomenon
    2. [monstruo] freak
    3. Fam [genio]
    es un fenómeno jugando al tenis he's an amazing tennis player
    adv
    Fam
    pasarlo fenómeno to have a great o fantastic time;
    me siento fenómeno I feel great o fantastic
    interj
    great!, terrific!
    * * *
    I m
    1 phenomenon
    2 persona genius
    II adj fam
    fantastic fam, great fam
    * * *
    1) : phenomenon
    2) : prodigy, genius
    * * *
    fenómeno n phenomenon [pl. phenomena]

    Spanish-English dictionary > fenómeno

  • 15 manera

    f.
    1 way, manner.
    a manera de as, by way of (como)
    a la manera de in the style of, after the fashion of
    a mi manera de ver the way I see it
    de cualquier manera any old how; (sin cuidado) anyway, in any case (de todos modos)
    de esta manera in this way
    lo hice de la misma manera que ayer/tú I did it the same way as yesterday/you
    de manera que so (that)
    de ninguna manera, en manera alguna by no means, under no circumstances; (refuerza negación) no way!, certainly not! (respuesta exclamativa)
    de una manera o de otra one way or another
    no hay manera there is no way, it's impossible
    ¡contigo no hay manera! you're impossible!
    ¡qué manera de llover! just look at that rain!
    manera de pensar way of thinking
    manera de ser way of being, nature
    2 fashion, style.
    * * *
    1 (gen) way, manner
    1 (educación) manners
    \
    a manera de by way of
    a la manera de in the style of
    de cualquier manera (en cualquier caso) in any case 2 (sin cuidado, consideración, interés) carelessly
    de manera que so that
    de ninguna manera certainly not
    de todas maneras in any case, anyhow
    ¡de una manera! in such a way!
    en gran manera enormously
    no hay manera it's impossible
    ¡qué manera de... ! what a way to... !
    manera de ser character
    * * *
    noun f.
    way, manner
    - de ninguna manera
    - de todas maneras
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=modo) way

    eso no es manera de tratar a un animal — that's not the way to treat an animal, that's no way to treat an animal

    ¡llovía de una manera! — it was really pouring down!

    ¡nunca he visto nevar de esta manera! — I've never seen it snow like this!

    no hubo manera de convencerla — there was no convincing her, there was no way we could convince her

    a mi/tu etc manera — my/your etc way

    a mi manera de ver, tenemos dos opciones — the way I see it, we have two options

    a la manera de algn/algo, siguen arando a la manera de sus abuelos — they still plough as o in the way their grandfathers did

    de manera perfecta — perfectly, in a perfect way

    de esta manera — (in) this way, (in) this fashion

    de la misma manera — (in) the same way, (in) the same fashion

    manera de ser, es su manera de ser — that's the way she is

    2) [locuciones]

    de alguna manera — (=en cierto modo) to some extent; (=de cualquier modo) somehow; [al principio de frase] in a way, in some ways

    en cierta manera — in a way, to a certain extent

    de cualquier manera — (=sin cuidado) any old how; (=de todos modos) anyway

    en gran manera — to a large extent

    de mala manera, le pegó de mala manera — he hit her really hard

    lo estafaron de mala manera* they really ripped him off *

    ese tío se enrolla de mala manera* that guy just can't stop jabbering *

    de ninguna manera, eso no lo vamos a aceptar de ninguna manera — there's no way we are going to accept that

    ¡de ninguna manera! — certainly not!, no way!

    de otra manera — (=de otro modo) in a different way; (=por otra parte) otherwise

    de otra manera, no es posible entender su actitud — otherwise, it's impossible to understand his attitude

    dicho de otra manera — in other words, to put it another way

    sobre manera — exceedingly

    de tal manera que... — in such a way that...

    de todas maneras — anyway, in any case

    3)

    de manera que[antes de verbo] so; [después de verbo] so that

    ¿de manera que esto no te gusta? — so you don't like this?

    4) pl maneras (=modales) manners

    malas maneras — bad manners, rudeness

    tener maneras LAm to have good manners, be well-mannered

    5) liter (=tipo) kind
    6) (Arte, Literat) (=estilo) style
    MANERA, FORMA, MODO De manera + ((adjetivo)) Cuando de manera + ((adjetivo)) añade información sobre una acción, la traducción más frecuente al inglés es un adverbio terminado en -ly. En inglés este tipo de adverbio es mucho más común que el equivalente - mente español: Todos estos cambios ocurren de manera natural All these changes happen naturally La Constitución prohíbe de manera expresa la especulación inmobiliaria The Constitution expressly forbids speculation in real estate ► De manera + ((adjetivo)) también se puede traducir por in a + ((adjetvo)) + way si no existe un adverbio terminado en -ly que equivalga al adjetivo: Se lo dijo de manera amistosa He said it to her in a friendly way ► En los casos en que se quiere hacer hincapié en la manera de hacer algo, se puede utilizar tanto un adverbio en -ly como la construcción in a + ((adjetivo)) + way, aunque esta última posibilidad es más frecuente: Tienes que intentar comportarte de manera responsable You must try to behave responsibly o in a responsible way Ellos podrán ayudarte a manejar tu negocio de manera profesional They'll be able to help you run your business professionally o in a professional way Para otros usos y ejemplos ver manera, forma, modo
    * * *
    1)
    a) (modo, forma) way

    yo lo hago a mi manera — I do it my way, I have my own way of doing it

    ¿qué manera de comer es ésa? — that's no way to eat your food

    comimos de una manera...! — you should have seen the amount we ate!

    no saldrás a la calle vestida de esa manera ¿no? — you're not going out dressed like that, are you?

    no lo pongas así de cualquier manera, dóblalo — don't just put it in any which way (AmE) o (BrE) any old how, fold it up

    no hay/hubo manera — it is/it was impossible

    de cualquier manera or de todas maneras — anyway

    de manera que — ( así que) (+ indic) so; ( para que) (+ subj) so that, so

    de ninguna manera: ¿me lo das? - de ninguna manera will you give it to me? - certainly not; de ninguna manera lo voy a permitir there's no way I'm going to allow it; no son de ninguna manera inferiores they are in no way inferior; sobre manera sobremanera; de mala manera: me contestó de muy mala manera she answered me very rudely; la trataba de mala manera he used to treat her badly; los precios han subido de mala manera (Esp) prices have shot up (colloq); lo malcrió de mala manera (Esp) she spoiled him terribly o (colloq) rotten; querer algo de mala manera — (Esp fam) to want something really badly

    2) maneras femenino plural ( modales) manners (pl)
    * * *
    = approach [approaches, -pl.], avenue, form, guise, means, way, manner, fashion.
    Ex. During the last twenty years the variety of approaches to the organisation of knowledge has proliferated with the introduction of computer-based methods.
    Ex. In the attempt to match the above criteria, there are two fundamentally distinct avenues to the construction of the schedules of a classification scheme.
    Ex. It is under the chosen form of heading that the catalogue entry for a particular document is filed and hence located.
    Ex. In various guises, the basic concepts have found application in the design of a number of special classification schemes.
    Ex. The easiest means of illustrating some of the foregoing points is to introduce in outline some special classification schemes.
    Ex. They are likely to influence the future function of DC, and the way in which the scheme will evolve, but since there will be a continuing need for shelf arrangement, DC will remain necessary.
    Ex. City planning is a body of techniques and theories for co-ordinative decision-making which tries to distribute the community's resources in a manner which will best achieve the community's specific goals, whatever they may be = El urbanismo es un conjunto de técnicas y teorías para la toma coordinada de decisiones que intenta distribuir los recursos de la comunidad de tal forma que se consigan mejor los objetivos específicos de ésta, sean cuales sean.
    Ex. It was on the tip of his tongue to say: 'Must you speak to me in this uncivilized fashion?' But he discreetly forbore.
    ----
    * a + Posesivo + manera = in + Posesivo + own way.
    * buscar la manera de = explore + ways in which, explore + ways and means of.
    * conseguido de manera dudosa = ill-gotten.
    * de alguna manera = in some sense, in some way, somehow, in any sense, some way.
    * de buena manera = good-humouredly, good-humoured.
    * de cualquier manera = anyhow, higgledy-piggledy, willy-nilly, in any way at all, in any way [in anyway].
    * de esta manera = in this fashion, in this manner, in this way.
    * de igual manera = by the same token, in like fashion, in like manner, in like vein, in equal measure(s).
    * dejar que Alguien haga las cosas a su manera = let + Nombre + do things + Posesivo + (own) way.
    * de la manera normal = in the normal manner.
    * de la mejor manera posible = to the best of + Posesivo + ability.
    * de la misma manera = by the same token.
    * de la misma manera (que) = in the same way (as), in the same manner (as).
    * de la otra manera = the other way (a)round.
    * de las dos maneras = in both ways.
    * de la siguiente manera = in the following terms.
    * de manera amena = pleasantly.
    * de manera clara = distinctly, clearly.
    * de manera confusa = hazily.
    * de manera conjunta con = in partnership with.
    * de manera constructiva = constructively.
    * de manera decepcionante = disappointingly.
    * de manera deprimente = sombrely [somberly, -USA].
    * de manera despreocupada = casually.
    * de manera desproporcionada = disproportionately.
    * de manera divertida = funnily.
    * de manera encantadora = winningly.
    * de manera escandalosa = outrageously.
    * de manera especial = in a certain way, in a special way.
    * de manera esquemática = briefly.
    * de manera estupenda = marvellously [marvelously, -USA].
    * de manera extraña = oddly, funnily.
    * de manera global = holistically.
    * de manera graciosa = funnily.
    * de manera grotesca = grotesquely.
    * de manera humillante = abjectly.
    * de manera inconsecuente = inconsistently.
    * de manera informal = casually.
    * de manera inquietante = eerily.
    * de manera insinuante = suggestively.
    * de manera intermitente = intermittently.
    * de manera involuntaria = involuntarily.
    * de manera lamentable = lamentably, miserably.
    * de manera lógica = in a meaningful way.
    * de manera maravillosa = marvellously [marvelously, -USA].
    * de manera marginal = tangentially.
    * de manera memorable = memorably.
    * de manera misteriosa = eerily.
    * de manera muy clara = in no uncertain terms.
    * de manera muy similar a = in much the same way as.
    * de manera muy superficial = sketchily.
    * de manera negativa = in a negative light.
    * de manera obsesiva = neurotically.
    * de manera óptima = optimally.
    * de manera poco convincente = lamely.
    * de manera poco ética = unethically.
    * de manera poco profesional = unprofessionally.
    * de manera positiva = in a positive light.
    * de manera precisa = precisely.
    * de manera preocupante = disturbingly.
    * de manera previsible = predictably.
    * de manera protectora = protectively.
    * de manera provocativa = suggestively.
    * de manera que = in a form that.
    * de manera rara = oddly, funnily.
    * de manera realista = realistically.
    * de manera semipermanente = on a semi-permanent basis.
    * de manera significativa = to any significant extent, to a significant extent.
    * de manera similar = in a similar way.
    * de manera similar a = in a similar manner to.
    * de manera sofisticada = sophisticatedly.
    * de manera sorprendente = shockingly.
    * de manera sutil = subtly.
    * de manera tangencial = tangentially.
    * de manera uniforme = evenly.
    * de manera vaga = hazily.
    * de mejor manera = best.
    * de muchas maneras = in every way, in more ways than one.
    * de ninguna manera = at all, in any sense of the word, not at all, under no/any circumstances, on no account, not on any account, in any way at all.
    * !de ninguna manera! = Not on your life!, over + Posesivo + dead body.
    * de nuevas maneras = in new ways.
    * de tal manera que = so that.
    * de todas maneras = at any rate.
    * de una manera + Adjetivo = in + Adjetivo + fashion, in a + Adjetivo + manner, in + Adjetivo + manner, in a + Adjetivo + vein.
    * de una manera eficaz = competently.
    * de una manera extraña = strangely.
    * de una manera genial = in a masterful way.
    * de una manera lógica = logically.
    * de una manera más sencilla = in digestible form.
    * de una manera rara = strangely.
    * de una manera satisfactoria = neatly.
    * de una manera seductora = seductively.
    * de una manera significativa = meaningfully.
    * de una manera simple = in a simple manner.
    * de una manera solemne = solemnly.
    * de una manera tentad = seductively.
    * de una manera tentadora = seductively.
    * de una manera torpe = awkwardly, cumbrously.
    * de una misma manera = in a similar fashion.
    * de una nueva manera = in a new way.
    * estudiar la manera de = explore + ways in which, explore + ways and means of.
    * expresar de otra manera = rephrase.
    * fracasar de manera lamentable = fail + miserably, fail + dismally.
    * justo de la misma manera que = in just the same way as.
    * la manera de + Infinitivo = the way to go about + Gerundio.
    * la mejor manera = how best.
    * la mejor manera de = the best way of.
    * manera de actuar = line of attack.
    * manera de pensar = way of thinking.
    * manera de trabajar = work practice.
    * manera de tratar = avenue of approach.
    * manera de ver las cosas = line of thought.
    * no haber manera de = there + be + no way.
    * no hay manera de que = for the life of me.
    * pero no hubo manera = but no dice.
    * ponerlo de otra manera = put it + in a different way.
    * por decirlo de alguna manera = so to speak.
    * por la manera = by the way.
    * presentar de manera esquemática = give + overview.
    * redactar de otra manera = reword.
    * ser la manera de = be a recipe for.
    * ser la mejor manera de = be the conduit for.
    * una manera de empezar = a foot in the door.
    * usar de manera general = be in general use.
    * ver las cosas de diferente manera = see + things differently.
    * ver las cosas de una manera diferente = see + things differently.
    * * *
    1)
    a) (modo, forma) way

    yo lo hago a mi manera — I do it my way, I have my own way of doing it

    ¿qué manera de comer es ésa? — that's no way to eat your food

    comimos de una manera...! — you should have seen the amount we ate!

    no saldrás a la calle vestida de esa manera ¿no? — you're not going out dressed like that, are you?

    no lo pongas así de cualquier manera, dóblalo — don't just put it in any which way (AmE) o (BrE) any old how, fold it up

    no hay/hubo manera — it is/it was impossible

    de cualquier manera or de todas maneras — anyway

    de manera que — ( así que) (+ indic) so; ( para que) (+ subj) so that, so

    de ninguna manera: ¿me lo das? - de ninguna manera will you give it to me? - certainly not; de ninguna manera lo voy a permitir there's no way I'm going to allow it; no son de ninguna manera inferiores they are in no way inferior; sobre manera sobremanera; de mala manera: me contestó de muy mala manera she answered me very rudely; la trataba de mala manera he used to treat her badly; los precios han subido de mala manera (Esp) prices have shot up (colloq); lo malcrió de mala manera (Esp) she spoiled him terribly o (colloq) rotten; querer algo de mala manera — (Esp fam) to want something really badly

    2) maneras femenino plural ( modales) manners (pl)
    * * *
    = approach [approaches, -pl.], avenue, form, guise, means, way, manner, fashion.

    Ex: During the last twenty years the variety of approaches to the organisation of knowledge has proliferated with the introduction of computer-based methods.

    Ex: In the attempt to match the above criteria, there are two fundamentally distinct avenues to the construction of the schedules of a classification scheme.
    Ex: It is under the chosen form of heading that the catalogue entry for a particular document is filed and hence located.
    Ex: In various guises, the basic concepts have found application in the design of a number of special classification schemes.
    Ex: The easiest means of illustrating some of the foregoing points is to introduce in outline some special classification schemes.
    Ex: They are likely to influence the future function of DC, and the way in which the scheme will evolve, but since there will be a continuing need for shelf arrangement, DC will remain necessary.
    Ex: City planning is a body of techniques and theories for co-ordinative decision-making which tries to distribute the community's resources in a manner which will best achieve the community's specific goals, whatever they may be = El urbanismo es un conjunto de técnicas y teorías para la toma coordinada de decisiones que intenta distribuir los recursos de la comunidad de tal forma que se consigan mejor los objetivos específicos de ésta, sean cuales sean.
    Ex: It was on the tip of his tongue to say: 'Must you speak to me in this uncivilized fashion?' But he discreetly forbore.
    * a + Posesivo + manera = in + Posesivo + own way.
    * buscar la manera de = explore + ways in which, explore + ways and means of.
    * conseguido de manera dudosa = ill-gotten.
    * de alguna manera = in some sense, in some way, somehow, in any sense, some way.
    * de buena manera = good-humouredly, good-humoured.
    * de cualquier manera = anyhow, higgledy-piggledy, willy-nilly, in any way at all, in any way [in anyway].
    * de esta manera = in this fashion, in this manner, in this way.
    * de igual manera = by the same token, in like fashion, in like manner, in like vein, in equal measure(s).
    * dejar que Alguien haga las cosas a su manera = let + Nombre + do things + Posesivo + (own) way.
    * de la manera normal = in the normal manner.
    * de la mejor manera posible = to the best of + Posesivo + ability.
    * de la misma manera = by the same token.
    * de la misma manera (que) = in the same way (as), in the same manner (as).
    * de la otra manera = the other way (a)round.
    * de las dos maneras = in both ways.
    * de la siguiente manera = in the following terms.
    * de manera amena = pleasantly.
    * de manera clara = distinctly, clearly.
    * de manera confusa = hazily.
    * de manera conjunta con = in partnership with.
    * de manera constructiva = constructively.
    * de manera decepcionante = disappointingly.
    * de manera deprimente = sombrely [somberly, -USA].
    * de manera despreocupada = casually.
    * de manera desproporcionada = disproportionately.
    * de manera divertida = funnily.
    * de manera encantadora = winningly.
    * de manera escandalosa = outrageously.
    * de manera especial = in a certain way, in a special way.
    * de manera esquemática = briefly.
    * de manera estupenda = marvellously [marvelously, -USA].
    * de manera extraña = oddly, funnily.
    * de manera global = holistically.
    * de manera graciosa = funnily.
    * de manera grotesca = grotesquely.
    * de manera humillante = abjectly.
    * de manera inconsecuente = inconsistently.
    * de manera informal = casually.
    * de manera inquietante = eerily.
    * de manera insinuante = suggestively.
    * de manera intermitente = intermittently.
    * de manera involuntaria = involuntarily.
    * de manera lamentable = lamentably, miserably.
    * de manera lógica = in a meaningful way.
    * de manera maravillosa = marvellously [marvelously, -USA].
    * de manera marginal = tangentially.
    * de manera memorable = memorably.
    * de manera misteriosa = eerily.
    * de manera muy clara = in no uncertain terms.
    * de manera muy similar a = in much the same way as.
    * de manera muy superficial = sketchily.
    * de manera negativa = in a negative light.
    * de manera obsesiva = neurotically.
    * de manera óptima = optimally.
    * de manera poco convincente = lamely.
    * de manera poco ética = unethically.
    * de manera poco profesional = unprofessionally.
    * de manera positiva = in a positive light.
    * de manera precisa = precisely.
    * de manera preocupante = disturbingly.
    * de manera previsible = predictably.
    * de manera protectora = protectively.
    * de manera provocativa = suggestively.
    * de manera que = in a form that.
    * de manera rara = oddly, funnily.
    * de manera realista = realistically.
    * de manera semipermanente = on a semi-permanent basis.
    * de manera significativa = to any significant extent, to a significant extent.
    * de manera similar = in a similar way.
    * de manera similar a = in a similar manner to.
    * de manera sofisticada = sophisticatedly.
    * de manera sorprendente = shockingly.
    * de manera sutil = subtly.
    * de manera tangencial = tangentially.
    * de manera uniforme = evenly.
    * de manera vaga = hazily.
    * de mejor manera = best.
    * de muchas maneras = in every way, in more ways than one.
    * de ninguna manera = at all, in any sense of the word, not at all, under no/any circumstances, on no account, not on any account, in any way at all.
    * !de ninguna manera! = Not on your life!, over + Posesivo + dead body.
    * de nuevas maneras = in new ways.
    * de tal manera que = so that.
    * de todas maneras = at any rate.
    * de una manera + Adjetivo = in + Adjetivo + fashion, in a + Adjetivo + manner, in + Adjetivo + manner, in a + Adjetivo + vein.
    * de una manera eficaz = competently.
    * de una manera extraña = strangely.
    * de una manera genial = in a masterful way.
    * de una manera lógica = logically.
    * de una manera más sencilla = in digestible form.
    * de una manera rara = strangely.
    * de una manera satisfactoria = neatly.
    * de una manera seductora = seductively.
    * de una manera significativa = meaningfully.
    * de una manera simple = in a simple manner.
    * de una manera solemne = solemnly.
    * de una manera tentad = seductively.
    * de una manera tentadora = seductively.
    * de una manera torpe = awkwardly, cumbrously.
    * de una misma manera = in a similar fashion.
    * de una nueva manera = in a new way.
    * estudiar la manera de = explore + ways in which, explore + ways and means of.
    * expresar de otra manera = rephrase.
    * fracasar de manera lamentable = fail + miserably, fail + dismally.
    * justo de la misma manera que = in just the same way as.
    * la manera de + Infinitivo = the way to go about + Gerundio.
    * la mejor manera = how best.
    * la mejor manera de = the best way of.
    * manera de actuar = line of attack.
    * manera de pensar = way of thinking.
    * manera de trabajar = work practice.
    * manera de tratar = avenue of approach.
    * manera de ver las cosas = line of thought.
    * no haber manera de = there + be + no way.
    * no hay manera de que = for the life of me.
    * pero no hubo manera = but no dice.
    * ponerlo de otra manera = put it + in a different way.
    * por decirlo de alguna manera = so to speak.
    * por la manera = by the way.
    * presentar de manera esquemática = give + overview.
    * redactar de otra manera = reword.
    * ser la manera de = be a recipe for.
    * ser la mejor manera de = be the conduit for.
    * una manera de empezar = a foot in the door.
    * usar de manera general = be in general use.
    * ver las cosas de diferente manera = see + things differently.
    * ver las cosas de una manera diferente = see + things differently.

    * * *
    A
    1 (modo, forma) way
    yo lo hago a mi manera I do it my way, I have my own way of doing it
    ¿qué manera de comer es ésa? that's no way to eat your food
    ¡comimos de una manera …! you should have seen the amount we ate!
    ¡qué manera de llover! it's absolutely pouring (with rain)
    ¡qué manera de malgastar el dinero! what a waste of money!
    no saldrás a la calle vestida de esa manera ¿no? you're not going out dressed like that, are you?
    se puede ir vestido de cualquier manera you can dress however you want, you can wear whatever you like
    no lo pongas así, de cualquier manera, dóblalo don't just put it in any which way ( AmE) o ( BrE) any old how o way, fold it up
    de esta manera iremos más cómodos we'll be more comfortable this way o like this
    de alguna manera tendré que conseguir el dinero I'll have to get the money somehow (or other)
    sus novelas son, de alguna manera, un reflejo de su propia juventud her novels are, to some extent o in some ways, a reflection of her own youth
    de una manera u otra habrá que terminarlo it'll have to be finished one way or another
    no hay/hubo manera it is/was impossible
    2 ( en locs):
    a manera de by way of
    a manera de ejemplo by way of example
    se levantó el sombrero a manera de saludo he lifted his hat in greeting
    de cualquier manera or de todas maneras anyway
    de cualquier manera or de todas maneras ya tenía que lavarlo I had to wash it anyway o in any case
    de manera que (así que) (+ indic) so;
    (para que) (+ subj) so that, so
    ¿de manera que te casas en julio? so you're getting married in July, are you?
    dilo en voz alta, de manera que todos te oigan say it out loud, so (that) everyone can hear you
    de ninguna manera: ¿me lo das? — de ninguna manera will you give it to me? — certainly not
    de ninguna manera lo voy a permitir there's no way I'm going to allow it
    no son de ninguna manera inferiores they are in no way inferior
    de mala manera: me contestó de muy mala manera she answered me very rudely
    la trataba de mala manera he used to treat her badly
    los precios han subido de mala manera ( Esp); prices have shot up ( colloq), prices have risen exorbitantly
    lo malcrió de mala manera ( Esp); she spoiled him terribly o ( colloq) rotten
    querer algo de mala manera ( Esp fam); to want sth really badly, want sth in the worst way ( AmE colloq)
    Compuesto:
    su manera de ser the way she is
    tiene una manera de ser que se lleva bien con todos she has a nice way about her, she gets on well with everyone ( colloq)
    su manera de ser le acarrea muchos problemas his manner o the way he comes across causes him a lot of problems
    B maneras fpl (modales) manners (pl)
    * * *

     

    manera sustantivo femenino
    1 (modo, forma) way;

    a manera de by way of;
    de todas maneras anyway;
    su manera de ser the way she is;
    se puede ir vestido de cualquier manera you can dress however you want;
    no lo pongas así, de cualquier manera don't just put it in any which way (AmE) o (BrE) any old how;
    de ninguna manera lo voy a permitir there's no way I'm going to allow it;
    de alguna manera tendré que conseguirlo I'll have to get it somehow (or other);
    no hay/hubo manera it is/it was impossible;
    de manera que so;
    de mala manera ‹ contestar rudely;

    tratar badly
    2
    maneras sustantivo femenino plural ( modales) manners (pl)

    manera
    I sustantivo femenino
    1 way, manner: hagámoslo a nuestra manera, let's do it our way
    lo hace todo de cualquier manera, he does everything any old how
    no hay manera de que me escuche, there is no way to make him listen to me
    me disgusta su manera de ser, I don't like the way he behaves
    II fpl maneras, manners: contestó con malas maneras, she answered rudely
    ♦ Locuciones: a manera de, as: se puso una cacerola a manera de casco, she used a cooking pot as a helmet
    de cualquier manera/de todas maneras, anyway, at any rate, in any case
    de manera que, so (that)
    de ninguna manera, in no way, certainly not: no pienso disculparme de ninguna manera, there's no way that I'm going to apologise
    de tal manera que, in such a way that
    en cierta manera, in some sense: en cierta manera todos somos responsables de ella, to a certain degree we are all responsible for her
    ' manera' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    A
    - arrancar
    - categórica
    - categórico
    - como
    - como quiera
    - comoquiera
    - cortante
    - despatarrarse
    - despeluchar
    - encantar
    - enfocar
    - escritura
    - expiar
    - igual
    - inri
    - letra
    - mal
    - ninguna
    - ninguno
    - peculiar
    - perfectamente
    - precisamente
    - tal
    - tener
    - tuntún
    - bien
    - cómo
    - en
    - escándalo
    - forma
    - fórmula
    - habla
    - hacer
    - ilegal
    - inconsciente
    - índole
    - inesperado
    - interesado
    - medio
    - modo
    - norma
    - ordinariez
    - otro
    - plantear
    - seguir
    - temperamento
    - tirar
    - torpe
    - trato
    English:
    abrupt
    - abusive
    - accusingly
    - angrily
    - as
    - brittle
    - by
    - certainly
    - challenging
    - conciliatory
    - decidedly
    - definitive
    - differently
    - distant
    - dramatically
    - effective
    - elaborately
    - fashion
    - friendly
    - gait
    - impersonally
    - impossibly
    - in
    - intimidate
    - jabber
    - jangle
    - logical
    - manner
    - means
    - mimic
    - miserably
    - mismanage
    - naturally
    - nice
    - not
    - oddly
    - originally
    - other
    - otherwise
    - persuasively
    - pleasantly
    - practically
    - pretence
    - pretense
    - propose
    - radiantly
    - realistically
    - reception
    - remotely
    - should
    * * *
    manera nf
    1. [forma] way, manner;
    manera de pensar way of thinking;
    tiene una manera de ser muy agradable she has a very pleasant nature;
    no me gusta su manera de ser I don't like the way he is;
    no encuentro la manera de dejar el tabaco whatever I do, I just can't seem to give up smoking;
    esa no es manera de decir las cosas that's no way to speak;
    ¿has visto la manera en que o [m5] la manera como te mira? have you seen how o the way he's looking at you?;
    esta vez lo haremos a mi manera this time we'll do it my way;
    a la manera de in the style of, after the fashion of;
    a manera de [como] as, by way of;
    a mi manera de ver the way I see it;
    se le cayó el botón porque lo cosió de cualquier manera the button fell off because he sewed it on carelessly o any old how;
    hazlo de cualquier manera do it however you like;
    no te preocupes, de cualquier manera no pensaba ir don't worry, I wasn't going to go anyway;
    de esta/esa manera this/that way;
    trata a su hijo de mala manera he treats his son badly;
    lo dijo de mala manera she said it very rudely;
    Esp Fam
    estuvo lloviendo de mala manera it was pouring o Br bucketing down;
    Esp Fam
    se pusieron a beber de mala manera they started a serious drinking session;
    Esp Fam
    tu hermana se enrolla de mala manera your sister goes on a bit;
    de la misma manera similarly, in the same way;
    lo hice de la misma manera que ayer/tú I did it the same way as yesterday/you;
    lo organizaron de manera que acabara antes de las diez they organized it so (that) it finished before ten;
    ¿de manera que no te gusta? so, you don't like it (then)?;
    de ninguna manera o [m5] en manera alguna deberíamos dejarle salir under no circumstances should we let her out;
    de ninguna manera o [m5] en manera alguna quise ofenderte I in no way intended to offend you;
    ¿te he molestado? – de ninguna manera o [m5] en manera alguna did I annoy you? – not at all o by no means;
    ¿quieres que lo invitemos? – ¡de ninguna manera! shall we invite him? – no way o certainly not!;
    de otra manera… [si no] otherwise…;
    de tal manera (que) [tanto] so much (that);
    de todas maneras, ¿qué es eso que decías de un viaje? anyway, what's that you were saying about going away?;
    de una manera o de otra one way or another;
    en cierta manera in a way;
    Formal
    la ópera me aburre en gran manera I find opera exceedingly tedious;
    no hay manera there is no way, it's impossible;
    no hay manera de que haga los deberes it's impossible to get him to do his homework;
    ¡contigo no hay manera! you're impossible!;
    ¡qué manera de hacer las cosas! that's no way to do things!;
    ¡qué manera de llover! just look at that rain!;
    Formal
    me place sobre manera que recurran a nuestros servicios I'm exceedingly pleased that you should have decided to use our services
    2.
    maneras [modales] manners;
    buenas/malas maneras good/bad manners;
    de muy buenas maneras nos dijo que saliéramos she very politely asked us to leave;
    atiende a los clientes de malas maneras he's rude to the customers;
    Esp
    de aquella manera: lo hicieron de aquella manera they did it any old how;
    ¿crees en Dios? – de aquella manera do you believe in God? – well, sort of
    * * *
    f way;
    esa es su manera de ser that’s the way he is;
    maneras pl manners;
    lo hace a su manera he does it his way;
    un cuadro a la manera de los cubistas a Cubist-style picture;
    no hay manera de it is impossible to;
    de manera que so (that);
    de ninguna manera certainly not;
    en gran manera greatly;
    sobre manera exceedingly;
    de todas maneras anyway, in any case;
    de cualquier manera anyway, anyhow;
    de la misma manera que in the same way that;
    de tal manera que in such a way that, so that
    * * *
    manera nf
    1) modo: way, manner, fashion
    2)
    de todas maneras : anyway, anyhow
    3)
    de manera que : so, in order that
    4)
    de ninguna manera : by no means, absolutely not
    5)
    manera de ser : personality, demeanor
    * * *
    manera n way
    de manera + adjetivo in a... way
    de manera extraña in a strange way / strangely

    Spanish-English dictionary > manera

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    f.
    1 marvel, wonder.
    es una maravilla it's wonderful
    a las mil maravillas, de maravilla wonderfully
    decir maravillas de alguien/algo to praise somebody/something to the skies
    hacer maravillas to do o work wonders
    una maravilla de niño/coche/carretera a wonderful o marvelous child/car/road
    venir de maravilla to be just the thing o ticket
    2 morning glory.
    pres.indicat.
    3rd person singular (él/ella/ello) present indicative of spanish verb: maravillar.
    * * *
    1 wonder, marvel
    ¡qué maravilla de reloj! what a wonderful watch!
    2 (pasta) semolina
    \
    a las mil maravillas wonderfully well
    de maravilla wonderfully
    decir maravillas de algo/alguien to sing the praises of something/somebody
    hacer maravillas to do wonders
    venir de maravilla to be just the thing, be perfect
    * * *
    noun f.
    marvel, wonder
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=prodigio) wonder

    ¡qué maravilla de tiempo tenemos! — what wonderful weather we're having!

    el concierto fue una maravilla — the concert was wonderful, it was a wonderful concert

    contar o hablar maravillas de algn/algo — to rave about sb/sth

    hacer maravillas — to work wonders

    las siete maravillas del mundo — the seven wonders of the world

    - a maravilla

    representa a maravilla ese tipo de poesíahe is a wonderful o marvellous exponent of that type of poetry

    -¿cómo te va con el coche nuevo? -¡de maravilla! — "how are you getting on with the new car?" - "really well!" o "great!"

    2) (=asombro) amazement
    3) (Bot) (=caléndula) marigold; (=enredadera) morning glory; Chile (=girasol) sunflower
    * * *
    1) (portento, prodigio) wonder

    las maravillas de la tecnología modernathe wonders o marvels of modern technology

    la catedral/mi secretaria es una verdadera maravilla — the cathedral/my secretary is absolutely wonderful o marvelous

    a las mil maravillasmarvelously

    se llevan a las mil maravillasthey get on marvelously

    hacer maravillasto work wonders

    2) ( asombro) amazement
    3) (Bot) marigold
    * * *
    = wonder, marvel.
    Ex. It probably is unnecesary to take the time to recount the uses and wonders of this country's most prominent booktrade journal.
    Ex. It is a marvel to think that this is the place a few years back thought to be irretrievably gone to rack and ruin.
    ----
    * a las mil maravillas = marvellously [marvelously, -USA], famously, like a house on fire.
    * Alicia en el País de las Maravillas = Alice in Wonderland.
    * de maravilla = wonderfully, marvellously [marvelously, -USA].
    * funcionar a las mil maravillas = work + a treat, work like + a charm, go like + a charm.
    * hablar maravillas de = praise.
    * hacer maravillas = work + wonders.
    * ir a las mil maravillas = go + great guns, go from + strength to strength, grow from + strength to strength, be fine and dandy.
    * ir todo de maravilla = come up + roses.
    * llevarse a las mil maravillas con + Nombre = get on with + Nombre + swimmingly.
    * llevarse a las mis maravillas = get along/on + like a house on fire.
    * maravilla de la naturaleza = natural wonder.
    * maravilla del mundo = wonder of the world.
    * marchar a las mil maravillas = go + great guns, grow from + strength to strength, be fine and dandy.
    * marchar a las mis maravillas = go from + strength to strength.
    * país de las maravillas = wonderland.
    * salir a las mil maravillas = work + a treat, come up + a treat, go down + a treat.
    * Siete Maravillas del Mundo, las = Seven Wonders of the World, the.
    * venir de maravilla = be just the thing, be just the ticket, be just the job.
    * * *
    1) (portento, prodigio) wonder

    las maravillas de la tecnología modernathe wonders o marvels of modern technology

    la catedral/mi secretaria es una verdadera maravilla — the cathedral/my secretary is absolutely wonderful o marvelous

    a las mil maravillasmarvelously

    se llevan a las mil maravillasthey get on marvelously

    hacer maravillasto work wonders

    2) ( asombro) amazement
    3) (Bot) marigold
    * * *
    = wonder, marvel.

    Ex: It probably is unnecesary to take the time to recount the uses and wonders of this country's most prominent booktrade journal.

    Ex: It is a marvel to think that this is the place a few years back thought to be irretrievably gone to rack and ruin.
    * a las mil maravillas = marvellously [marvelously, -USA], famously, like a house on fire.
    * Alicia en el País de las Maravillas = Alice in Wonderland.
    * de maravilla = wonderfully, marvellously [marvelously, -USA].
    * funcionar a las mil maravillas = work + a treat, work like + a charm, go like + a charm.
    * hablar maravillas de = praise.
    * hacer maravillas = work + wonders.
    * ir a las mil maravillas = go + great guns, go from + strength to strength, grow from + strength to strength, be fine and dandy.
    * ir todo de maravilla = come up + roses.
    * llevarse a las mil maravillas con + Nombre = get on with + Nombre + swimmingly.
    * llevarse a las mis maravillas = get along/on + like a house on fire.
    * maravilla de la naturaleza = natural wonder.
    * maravilla del mundo = wonder of the world.
    * marchar a las mil maravillas = go + great guns, grow from + strength to strength, be fine and dandy.
    * marchar a las mis maravillas = go from + strength to strength.
    * país de las maravillas = wonderland.
    * salir a las mil maravillas = work + a treat, come up + a treat, go down + a treat.
    * Siete Maravillas del Mundo, las = Seven Wonders of the World, the.
    * venir de maravilla = be just the thing, be just the ticket, be just the job.

    * * *
    A (portento, prodigio) wonder
    las siete maravillas del mundo the seven wonders of the world
    las maravillas de la tecnología moderna the wonders o marvels of modern technology
    la catedral es una verdadera maravilla the cathedral is absolutely wonderful o marvelous
    volvió del viaje contando maravillas he came back from his trip quite delighted with the way it had gone
    borda que es una maravilla she embroiders beautifully
    mi secretaria es una maravilla my secretary is absolutely wonderful
    ¡qué maravilla de niño! se ha portado como un santo what a lovely child!, he's behaved like an angel
    a las mil maravillas: nos atendieron a las mil maravillas they were extremely kind to us
    todo salió a las mil maravillas everything turned out beautifully o wonderfully o marvelously
    de maravilla wonderfully
    se lleva de maravilla con él she gets on wonderfully (well) with him
    ahora funciona de maravilla it works beautifully now
    cocina de maravilla he is a wonderful o marvelous cook
    me vino de maravilla it came at just the right time, it was just what I needed
    hacer maravillas to work wonders
    B (asombro) amazement
    para maravilla de todos to everyone's amazement
    C ( Bot) marigold
    * * *

    Del verbo maravillar: ( conjugate maravillar)

    maravilla es:

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

    2ª persona singular (tú) imperativo

    Multiple Entries:
    maravilla    
    maravillar
    maravilla sustantivo femenino
    1 (portento, prodigio) wonder;

    mi secretaria es una verdadera maravilla my secretary is absolutely wonderful;
    a las mil maravillas marvelously;
    de maravilla wonderfully;
    hacer maravillas to work wonders
    2 (Bot) marigold
    maravillar ( conjugate maravillar) verbo transitivo
    to amaze, astonish
    maravillarse verbo pronominal
    to be amazed o astonished;
    maravillase DE algo/algn to marvel at sth/sb
    maravilla sustantivo femenino marvel, wonder: es una maravilla de persona, he's a wonderful person
    no es la maravilla, pero es acogedor, it isn't marvellous, but it is cosy
    las maravillas de la naturaleza/técnica, the wonders of Nature/Science
    ♦ Locuciones: de maravilla/a las mil maravillas, marvellously
    hablar/decir maravillas de alguien/algo, to praise sb/sthg
    hacer maravillas, to work wonders
    ¡qué maravilla!, how wonderful!
    maravillar verbo transitivo to amaze, astonish: me maravilla lo mal que habla, I'm astonished at how badly she speaks
    ' maravilla' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    maravillar
    - andar
    - encanto
    - prodigio
    - sentar
    English:
    bomb
    - dream
    - famously
    - marvel
    - wonder
    - love
    - marigold
    - wonderfully
    * * *
    1. [cosa maravillosa] marvel, wonder;
    una maravilla de niño/carretera a wonderful o marvellous child/road;
    ¡qué maravilla de lugar! what a wonderful place!;
    las siete maravillas del mundo the Seven Wonders of the World;
    es una maravilla it's wonderful;
    canta que es una maravilla she a wonderful singer;
    nos han contado maravillas sobre esa película we've heard wonderful things about that movie o Br film;
    decir maravillas de algo/alguien to praise sth/sb to the skies;
    hacer maravillas to do o work wonders;
    a las mil maravillas, de maravilla: cocina a las mil maravillas o [m5] de maravilla he's an absolutely wonderful cook;
    la fiesta salió a las mil maravillas o [m5] de maravilla the party went absolutely wonderfully;
    se llevan de maravilla they get on brilliantly;
    venir de maravilla to be just the thing o ticket;
    esta sartén viene de maravilla para freír huevos this pan is excellent for frying eggs;
    su ayuda me vino de maravilla her help was an absolute godsend
    2. [admiración] amazement;
    su actuación causó maravilla her performance was amazing
    3. [planta compuesta] calendula, pot marigold
    4. [planta trepadora] morning glory
    5. Chile [girasol] sunflower
    * * *
    f
    1 ( portento) marvel, wonder;
    de maravilla marvelously, Br marvellously, wonderfully;
    a las mil maravillas marvelously, wonderfully
    2 BOT marigold
    * * *
    1) : wonder, marvel
    a las mil maravillas: wonderfully, marvelously
    hacer maravillas: to work wonders
    2) : marigold
    * * *
    maravilla n wonder

    Spanish-English dictionary > maravilla

  • 17 maravillosamente

    adv.
    wonderfully, marvellously, miraculously.
    * * *
    1 marvellously, splendidly
    * * *
    ADV wonderfully, marvellously, marvelously (EEUU)

    una figura maravillosamente talladaa wonderfully o marvellously carved figure

    * * *
    = splendidly, wonderfully, marvellously [marvelously, -USA], amazingly, stunningly.
    Ex. He was happy, absurdly and splendidly happy.
    Ex. Technological and human networks intertwine in wonderfully complex and shifting patterns.
    Ex. Carter has produced a marvellously researched biography of Anthony Blunt, the British art historian who worked as a spy for the Soviet Union.
    Ex. The market for books on cooking is increasingly made up of home cooks with an amazingly sophisticated set of skills and tastes.
    Ex. This is a stunningly intelligent and deeply moving account of the autobiographies of 33 women.
    * * *
    = splendidly, wonderfully, marvellously [marvelously, -USA], amazingly, stunningly.

    Ex: He was happy, absurdly and splendidly happy.

    Ex: Technological and human networks intertwine in wonderfully complex and shifting patterns.
    Ex: Carter has produced a marvellously researched biography of Anthony Blunt, the British art historian who worked as a spy for the Soviet Union.
    Ex: The market for books on cooking is increasingly made up of home cooks with an amazingly sophisticated set of skills and tastes.
    Ex: This is a stunningly intelligent and deeply moving account of the autobiographies of 33 women.

    * * *
    wonderfully, marvelously*
    * * *
    marvellously, wonderfully
    * * *
    maravillosamente adv beautifully

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  • 18 maravilloso

    adj.
    marvelous, wonderful, divine, marvellous.
    intj.
    that's great, marvellous, marvelous, wonderful.
    * * *
    1 wonderful, marvellous
    * * *
    (f. - maravillosa)
    adj.
    marvelous, wonderful
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=magnífico) wonderful, marvellous, marvelous (EEUU)
    2) (=mágico) magic
    * * *
    - sa adjetivo marvelous*, wonderful
    * * *
    = amazing, marvellous [marvelous, -USA], wonderful, exquisite, gee whiz [gee wizz], gorgeous, wondrous, many splendoured, light fantastic, delightful, heavenly, picture-perfect, divine, swell.
    Ex. However, this is still a long way from the amazing power of a large mini or mainframe computer.
    Ex. The National Library of Canada in its automation development has done a remarkable and marvelous thing in terms of its interpretation and use of the MARC format.
    Ex. A wonderful grin spread over the manager's face.
    Ex. The idea was exquisite but full of terror.
    Ex. He should beware that the ' gee whiz' or 'Isn't science wonderful' syndrome is not uncommon among the recently converted = Debería tener cuidado de que el síndrome " recórcholis" o "la ciencia es maravillosa" es frecuente entre los nuevos conversos.
    Ex. The hotel features 428 newly renovated guest rooms with upscale southwestern décor and private balconies with gorgeous mountain views = El hotel ofrece 428 habitaciones renovadas recientemente con una decoración de lujo al estilo del suroeste del país y balcones con magníficas vistas a las montañas.
    Ex. It may be fun to discuss wondrous new products, but they won't make much difference in the world if they are too expensive.
    Ex. In the article 'Love is a many splendoured thing' a selection of 13 writers of romance, both new and veteran, all on the rise in their field, discuss their craft and the challenges of today's market.
    Ex. The article is entitled 'Networking the light fantastic. CD-ROMs on LANs'.
    Ex. Indeed, this is one of the most delightful aspects of reference work, providing every day a new intellectual challenge.
    Ex. It is a matter of basic safety for everyone on board, before casting off in the morning for that next heavenly anchorage, to see that everything be properly stowed and secured.
    Ex. The opening day of the pheasant hunting season was almost picture-perfect as warm temperatures and sunshine were the order of the day.
    Ex. Her slinky dress was incredibly sexy, the colour was divine on her, plus the gold accessories were the perfect complement.
    Ex. I was reading this book in anticipatian of the movie and it was swell, it was so good I read it two days straight.
    ----
    * de manera maravillosa = marvellously [marvelously, -USA].
    * experiencia maravillosa = experience of a lifetime.
    * ser maravilloso = sound + great.
    * * *
    - sa adjetivo marvelous*, wonderful
    * * *
    = amazing, marvellous [marvelous, -USA], wonderful, exquisite, gee whiz [gee wizz], gorgeous, wondrous, many splendoured, light fantastic, delightful, heavenly, picture-perfect, divine, swell.

    Ex: However, this is still a long way from the amazing power of a large mini or mainframe computer.

    Ex: The National Library of Canada in its automation development has done a remarkable and marvelous thing in terms of its interpretation and use of the MARC format.
    Ex: A wonderful grin spread over the manager's face.
    Ex: The idea was exquisite but full of terror.
    Ex: He should beware that the ' gee whiz' or 'Isn't science wonderful' syndrome is not uncommon among the recently converted = Debería tener cuidado de que el síndrome " recórcholis" o "la ciencia es maravillosa" es frecuente entre los nuevos conversos.
    Ex: The hotel features 428 newly renovated guest rooms with upscale southwestern décor and private balconies with gorgeous mountain views = El hotel ofrece 428 habitaciones renovadas recientemente con una decoración de lujo al estilo del suroeste del país y balcones con magníficas vistas a las montañas.
    Ex: It may be fun to discuss wondrous new products, but they won't make much difference in the world if they are too expensive.
    Ex: In the article 'Love is a many splendoured thing' a selection of 13 writers of romance, both new and veteran, all on the rise in their field, discuss their craft and the challenges of today's market.
    Ex: The article is entitled 'Networking the light fantastic. CD-ROMs on LANs'.
    Ex: Indeed, this is one of the most delightful aspects of reference work, providing every day a new intellectual challenge.
    Ex: It is a matter of basic safety for everyone on board, before casting off in the morning for that next heavenly anchorage, to see that everything be properly stowed and secured.
    Ex: The opening day of the pheasant hunting season was almost picture-perfect as warm temperatures and sunshine were the order of the day.
    Ex: Her slinky dress was incredibly sexy, the colour was divine on her, plus the gold accessories were the perfect complement.
    Ex: I was reading this book in anticipatian of the movie and it was swell, it was so good I read it two days straight.
    * de manera maravillosa = marvellously [marvelously, -USA].
    * experiencia maravillosa = experience of a lifetime.
    * ser maravilloso = sound + great.

    * * *
    marvelous*, wonderful
    se me ha ocurrido una idea maravillosa I've had a marvelous o wonderful idea
    nos hizo un tiempo maravilloso we had splendid o marvelous o wonderful weather
    * * *

     

    maravilloso
    ◊ -sa adjetivo

    marvelous( conjugate marvelous), wonderful
    maravilloso,-a adjetivo wonderful, marvellous, US marvelous

    ' maravilloso' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    bárbara
    - bárbaro
    - bestial
    - maravillosa
    - fabuloso
    English:
    awesome
    - blissful
    - dreamy
    - forehand
    - marvellous
    - marvelous
    - out-of-sight
    - wonderful
    - wondrous
    - glorious
    - gorgeous
    - that
    * * *
    maravilloso, -a adj
    1. [extraordinario] marvellous, wonderful
    2. [milagroso] miraculous;
    la maravillosa intervención del portero evitó el gol the goalkeeper's miraculous save prevented a goal
    * * *
    adj marvelous, Br
    marvellous, wonderful
    * * *
    maravilloso, -sa adj
    estupendo: wonderful, marvelous
    * * *
    maravilloso adj wonderful

    Spanish-English dictionary > maravilloso

  • 19 mil

    adj.
    1 thousand, a thousand.
    2 thousandth.
    f. & m.
    thousand.
    dos mil two thousand
    mil años/pesos a thousand years/pesos
    mil cien one thousand one hundred
    mil y un detalles a hundred and one details
    tengo mil cosas que hacer I've got loads of things to do;
    m.
    thousand, a thousand.
    * * *
    1 thousand
    2 (milésimo) thousandth
    1 a thousand, one thousand
    \
    el año dos mil the year two thousand
    las Mil y Una Noches the Arabian Nights
    mil millones a thousand million, US billion Table 1 NOTA See also seis and sexto,-a/Table 1
    * * *
    1. adj. 2. noun m.
    a thousand, one thousand
    * * *
    ADJ INV PRON SM a o one thousand

    mil veces — a thousand times, thousands of times

    seis
    * * *
    I
    adjetivo invariable/pronombre thousand

    mil quinientos pesos — fifteen hundred pesos, one thousand five hundred pesos

    20 mil millones20 billion (AmE), 20 thousand million (BrE)

    estar/ponerse a mil — (Col, Ven fam) ( nervioso) to be/get uptight (colloq); ( furioso) to be/get hopping mad (colloq)

    II
    masculino (number) one thousand
    * * *
    Ex. They have literally changed thousands of sexist job titles.
    ----
    * a las mil maravillas = marvellously [marvelously, -USA], famously, like a house on fire.
    * cientos de miles = hundreds of thousands, tens of thousands.
    * dar cien mil vueltas = beat + Nombre + hands down, win + hands down.
    * darle cien mil vueltas a Alguien = knock + spots off + Nombre.
    * decenas de miles = tens of thousands.
    * durante miles de años = for aeons and aeons, for aeons.
    * funcionar a las mil maravillas = work + a treat, work like + a charm.
    * hace miles de años = aeons ago.
    * ir a las mil maravillas = go + great guns, go from + strength to strength, grow from + strength to strength, be fine and dandy.
    * llevarse a las mil maravillas con + Nombre = get on with + Nombre + swimmingly.
    * llevarse a las mis maravillas = get along/on + like a house on fire.
    * marchar a las mil maravillas = go + great guns, go from + strength to strength, grow from + strength to strength, be fine and dandy.
    * miles = oodles.
    * miles de = thousands of, myriad, many hundreds of.
    * miles de años = aeon [eon], thousands of years.
    * mil millones = billion.
    * ponerse de mil colores = go + bright red.
    * que no se rompe en mil pedazos = shatterproof.
    * salir a las mil maravillas = work + a treat, come up + a treat, go down + a treat.
    * una imagen vale más que mil palabras = a picture is worth more than ten thousand words.
    * una imagen vale mil palabras = every picture tells a story.
    * uno entre mil = one of a thousand.
    * * *
    I
    adjetivo invariable/pronombre thousand

    mil quinientos pesos — fifteen hundred pesos, one thousand five hundred pesos

    20 mil millones20 billion (AmE), 20 thousand million (BrE)

    estar/ponerse a mil — (Col, Ven fam) ( nervioso) to be/get uptight (colloq); ( furioso) to be/get hopping mad (colloq)

    II
    masculino (number) one thousand
    * * *

    Ex: They have literally changed thousands of sexist job titles.

    * a las mil maravillas = marvellously [marvelously, -USA], famously, like a house on fire.
    * cientos de miles = hundreds of thousands, tens of thousands.
    * dar cien mil vueltas = beat + Nombre + hands down, win + hands down.
    * darle cien mil vueltas a Alguien = knock + spots off + Nombre.
    * decenas de miles = tens of thousands.
    * durante miles de años = for aeons and aeons, for aeons.
    * funcionar a las mil maravillas = work + a treat, work like + a charm.
    * hace miles de años = aeons ago.
    * ir a las mil maravillas = go + great guns, go from + strength to strength, grow from + strength to strength, be fine and dandy.
    * llevarse a las mil maravillas con + Nombre = get on with + Nombre + swimmingly.
    * llevarse a las mis maravillas = get along/on + like a house on fire.
    * marchar a las mil maravillas = go + great guns, go from + strength to strength, grow from + strength to strength, be fine and dandy.
    * miles = oodles.
    * miles de = thousands of, myriad, many hundreds of.
    * miles de años = aeon [eon], thousands of years.
    * mil millones = billion.
    * ponerse de mil colores = go + bright red.
    * que no se rompe en mil pedazos = shatterproof.
    * salir a las mil maravillas = work + a treat, come up + a treat, go down + a treat.
    * una imagen vale más que mil palabras = a picture is worth more than ten thousand words.
    * una imagen vale mil palabras = every picture tells a story.
    * uno entre mil = one of a thousand.

    * * *
    mil1
    adj inv/pron
    thousand
    mil quinientos pesos fifteen hundred pesos, one thousand five hundred pesos
    un billete de mil a thousand peso/euro bill ( AmE) o ( BrE) note
    20 mil millones de euros 20 billion euros ( AmE), 20 thousand million euros ( BrE)
    el año mil the year one thousand
    Las mil y una noches ( Lit) the Arabian Nights
    se lo he dicho una y mil veces I've told him a thousand times
    tengo mil cosas que hacer I have a thousand and one things to do
    estar/ponerse a mil ( Col fam) (nervioso) to be/get uptight ( colloq) (furioso) to be/get hopping mad ( colloq)
    mil2
    (number) one thousand
    el dos por mil de la población two per thousand of the population, zero o nought point two percent of the population
    se lo he dicho miles de veces I've told him hundreds o thousands of times
    * * *

     

    mil adj inv/pron
    thousand;

    20 mil millones 20 billion (AmE), 20 thousand million (BrE);
    tengo mil cosas que hacer I have a thousand and one things to do
    ■ sustantivo masculino
    (number) one thousand
    mil adjetivo & sustantivo masculino thousand
    mil millones, a billion
    mil personas, a o one thousand people

    ' mil' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    A
    - acoquinar
    - acto
    - alcanzar
    - alistar
    - alistarse
    - amotinarse
    - amotinar
    - aterrorizar
    - avanzadilla
    - baja
    - bajo
    - base
    - batirse
    - billete
    - brecha
    - brigada
    - caballería
    - cabeza
    - cabida
    - cabo
    - cadete
    - caída
    - caído
    - cambio
    - campaña
    - campo
    - cañón
    - capacidad
    - capitán
    - capitana
    - capitanear
    - capitular
    - capitulación
    - capote
    - carga
    - carro
    - catapulta
    - cerca
    - cerco
    - civil
    - clavar
    - cobertura
    - columna
    - comandante
    - comando
    - combate
    - comodoro
    - compañía
    - conflagración
    English:
    about-face
    - about-turn
    - action
    - advance
    - airborne
    - and
    - anonymous
    - antipersonnel
    - arena
    - arm
    - assault
    - AWOL
    - barracks
    - barrage
    - base
    - baton
    - battle
    - be
    - beat
    - billion
    - blank
    - bombshell
    - bowdlerize
    - brass
    - brief
    - bunker
    - cadet
    - call up
    - capture
    - casualty
    - charge
    - colour
    - command
    - commander
    - commanding officer
    - cool
    - corporal
    - corps
    - cruise missile
    - decorate
    - deploy
    - depot
    - desert
    - desertion
    - detachment
    - detail
    - dig in
    - disarmament
    - disengage
    - dispatch
    * * *
    mil núm
    thousand;
    dos mil two thousand;
    mil pesos a thousand pesos;
    miles de dólares thousands of dollars;
    mil cien one thousand one hundred;
    miles (de) [gran cantidad] thousands (of);
    tengo mil cosas que hacer I've got loads of things to do;
    RP Fam
    a mil: estar a mil to be rushed off one's feet;
    ponerse a mil to go flat out;
    mil y una o [m5] uno a thousand and one;
    ver también treinta
    * * *
    I adj thousand
    II m thousand;
    a miles by the thousands
    * * *
    mil adj
    : thousand
    mil nm
    : one thousand, a thousand
    * * *
    mil num thousand
    miles de... thousands of...

    Spanish-English dictionary > mil

  • 20 milagrosamente

    adv.
    1 miraculously, marvellously.
    2 by miracle, miraculously.
    * * *
    1 miracilously
    * * *
    * * *
    adverbio miraculously
    * * *
    Ex. As for the practical reasons, we are told that ISBD 'is designed to meet three requirements' -- in fact, requirements that could only miraculously be met = En cuanto a las razones prácticas, se nos dice que la ISBD "intenta cumplir tres requisitos"; de hecho, requisitos que sólo se podrían cumplir milagrosamente.
    * * *
    adverbio miraculously
    * * *

    Ex: As for the practical reasons, we are told that ISBD 'is designed to meet three requirements' -- in fact, requirements that could only miraculously be met = En cuanto a las razones prácticas, se nos dice que la ISBD "intenta cumplir tres requisitos"; de hecho, requisitos que sólo se podrían cumplir milagrosamente.

    * * *
    miraculously
    * * *

    milagrosamente adverbio miraculously
    ' milagrosamente' also found in these entries:
    English:
    miraculously
    - escape
    * * *
    miraculously

    Spanish-English dictionary > milagrosamente

См. также в других словарях:

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  • marvellously — marvellous (US marvelous) ► ADJECTIVE 1) causing great wonder; extraordinary. 2) extremely good or pleasing. DERIVATIVES marvellously adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • marvellously — adverb In a marvellous manner …   Wiktionary

  • marvellously — ad. Exceedingly, wonderfully, strangely …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • marvellously — mar·vel·lous·ly …   English syllables

  • marvellously — See: marvellous …   English dictionary

  • marvellously — adverb (used as an intensifier) extremely well her voice is superbly disciplined the colors changed wondrously slowly • Syn: ↑wonderfully, ↑wondrous, ↑wondrously, ↑superbly, ↑toppingly, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • marvellous — [[t]mɑ͟ː(r)vələs[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe someone or something as marvellous, you are emphasizing that they are very good. He certainly is a marvellous actor... She made marvellous fish pie... He looked marvellous. Syn: splendid Derived… …   English dictionary

  • marvellous */*/ — UK [ˈmɑː(r)vələs] / US [ˈmɑrvələs] adjective extremely enjoyable or exciting It s been an absolutely marvellous day. a marvellous performance/trip/party a) extremely good We were served spaghetti with a marvellous pesto sauce. b) extremely… …   English dictionary

  • Empedocles — M.R.Wright INTRODUCTION Empedocles was a native of Acragas (Agrigento) in Sicily, a Doric colony founded on the south coast of the island in the sixth century BC, which soon grew to rival Syracuse in its prosperity. A line of temples, many of… …   History of philosophy

  • παραδοξονίκας — παραδοξονίκᾱς , παραδοξονίκης conquering marvellously masc acc pl παραδοξονίκᾱς , παραδοξονίκης conquering marvellously masc nom sg (epic doric aeolic) …   Greek morphological index (Ελληνική μορφολογικούς δείκτες)

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