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  • 1 felicitación

    f.
    congratulation, felicitation.
    * * *
    1 (acción) congratulation
    2 (tarjeta) greetings card
    1 congratulations
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=enhorabuena)

    mi felicitación o mis felicitaciones al ganador — my congratulations to the winner

    2) (=tarjeta) greetings card, greeting card (EEUU)
    * * *
    a) ( escrito - por un logro) letter of congratulation; (- en Navidad) Christmas card ( or letter wishing somebody Merry Christmas)
    b) felicitaciones femenino plural ( deseo - por un logro) congratulations (pl); (- en Navidad) greetings (pl), wishes (pl)

    reciba mis más sinceras felicitaciones por esta victoria — (frml) my sincerest congratulations on your victory

    c) felicitaciones! interjección (AmL) congratulations!
    * * *
    = tap on the shoulder, compliment, felicitation.
    Ex. 'But we certainly have to establish some fair criteria to determine who gets the tap on the shoulder,' reflected Bough = "Pero ciertamente tenemos que establecer algunos criterios justos para determinar quién recibe las palmaditas en la espalda", dijo Bough.
    Ex. Nine percent of the questions analyzed were placed in the 'other' category, which included notes of thanks and compliments on good service, suggestions for improving the library's services, and messages sent from listservs = El nueve por ciento de las cuestiones analizadas se colocaron en la categoría "otros", que incluía notas de agradecimiento y felicitaciones por el buen servicio, sugerencias para mejorar los servicios de la biblioteca y mensajes enviados de servidores de listas de correo.
    Ex. A 'Festschrift' is usually described defined as a biographical, autobiographical and a felicitation work.
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    * felicitaciones = congrats, kudos.
    * ¡felicitaciones! = the way to go!, congratulations!.
    * Posesivo + más sinceras felicitaciones = Posesivo + heartiest congratulations.
    * tarjeta de felicitación = greeting card [greetings card], congratulatory card.
    * * *
    a) ( escrito - por un logro) letter of congratulation; (- en Navidad) Christmas card ( or letter wishing somebody Merry Christmas)
    b) felicitaciones femenino plural ( deseo - por un logro) congratulations (pl); (- en Navidad) greetings (pl), wishes (pl)

    reciba mis más sinceras felicitaciones por esta victoria — (frml) my sincerest congratulations on your victory

    c) felicitaciones! interjección (AmL) congratulations!
    * * *
    = tap on the shoulder, compliment, felicitation.

    Ex: 'But we certainly have to establish some fair criteria to determine who gets the tap on the shoulder,' reflected Bough = "Pero ciertamente tenemos que establecer algunos criterios justos para determinar quién recibe las palmaditas en la espalda", dijo Bough.

    Ex: Nine percent of the questions analyzed were placed in the 'other' category, which included notes of thanks and compliments on good service, suggestions for improving the library's services, and messages sent from listservs = El nueve por ciento de las cuestiones analizadas se colocaron en la categoría "otros", que incluía notas de agradecimiento y felicitaciones por el buen servicio, sugerencias para mejorar los servicios de la biblioteca y mensajes enviados de servidores de listas de correo.
    Ex: A 'Festschrift' is usually described defined as a biographical, autobiographical and a felicitation work.
    * felicitaciones = congrats, kudos.
    * ¡felicitaciones! = the way to go!, congratulations!.
    * Posesivo + más sinceras felicitaciones = Posesivo + heartiest congratulations.
    * tarjeta de felicitación = greeting card [greetings card], congratulatory card.

    * * *
    1 (escritopor un logro) letter of congratulation; (— en Navidad) Christmas card ( or letter wishing sb Merry Christmas)
    2 felicitaciones fpl (deseopor un logro) congratulations (pl); (— en Navidad) greetings (pl), wishes (pl)
    reciba usted mis más sinceras felicitaciones por esta victoria ( frml); my sincerest congratulations on your victory
    3 ¡felicitaciones! interjection ( AmL) congratulations!
    * * *

    felicitación sustantivo femenino

    (— en Navidad) Christmas card ( or letter wishing sb Merry Christmas)
    b)

    felicitaciones sustantivo femenino plural ( deseopor un logro) congratulations (pl);


    (— en Navidad) greetings (pl)
    c)

    ¡felicitaciones! interjección (AmL) congratulations!

    felicitación sustantivo femenino congratulation
    felicitación navideña, Christmas card
    tarjeta de felicitación greetings card
    ' felicitación' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    llevarse
    - conceptuoso
    English:
    card
    - greeting card
    - kissogram
    - congratulation
    - greeting
    * * *
    1. [acción]
    felicitaciones congratulations;
    sus felicitaciones no fueron sinceras his congratulations were not sincere;
    recibe mi más sincera felicitación my warmest congratulations
    2. [tarjeta] Br greetings o US greeting card;
    no pude asistir a su boda, pero les envié una felicitación I couldn't be at the wedding but I sent them a card
    felicitación de cumpleaños birthday card;
    felicitación de Navidad Christmas card
    * * *
    f
    1 letter of congratulations
    2
    :
    ¡felicitaciones! congratulations!
    * * *
    1) : congratulation
    ¡felicitaciones!: congratulations!
    2) : greeting card
    * * *
    1. (tarjeta) card
    2. (expresión) congratulations

    Spanish-English dictionary > felicitación

  • 2 especial

    adj.
    1 special (adecuado, excepcional).
    hoy es un día especial, celebramos nuestro aniversario today's a special day, we're celebrating our anniversary
    tienen especial interés en conocerte they're especially interested in meeting you
    especial para specially for
    2 peculiar, strange.
    m.
    special (programa).
    un especial informativo a news special
    * * *
    1 (gen) special
    2 (remilgado) fussy ( para, about), finicky ( para, about)
    \
    en especial especially
    especial para... suitable for...
    * * *
    adj.
    * * *
    1. ADJ
    1) [para un fin concreto] [dieta, permiso] special
    educación 1), enviado
    2) (=extraordinario) special
    3)

    en especial — especially, particularly

    pedimos disculpas a todos, y en especial a... — we apologize to everyone, and especially o particularly to...

    ¿desea ver a alguien en especial? — is there anybody in particular you want to see?

    4) (=quisquilloso) fussy

    ¡qué especial eres con la comida! — you're such a fussy eater!

    5) (=extraño) peculiar
    2. SM
    1) (TV) (tb: programa especial) special
    2) Méx (Teat) show
    3) [para comer] Cono Sur baguette, sub sandwich (EEUU); Chile hot dog
    * * *
    I
    a) ( para uso específico) special

    en especial — especially, particularly

    nada/nadie en especial — nothing/nobody in particular

    b) ( excepcional) special
    c) ( difícil) <persona/carácter> fussy

    qué especial eres para comer!you're so picky o fussy about your food! (colloq)

    II
    masculino (TV) special (program*)
    * * *
    = ad hoc, one-off, special, specified, gala, particular, with a difference.
    Ex. Begun in 1973, CONSER was conceived by an ad hoc discussion group on Serials Data Bases of American and Canadian librarians.
    Ex. Associated with full-time staffing reductions has been the virtual elimination of part-time teachers and ' one-off' expert lecturers.
    Ex. Some categories of material defy helpful categorisation, and need to be treated as special cases.
    Ex. If access is limited to certain specified times, the term 'off-line' is applied.
    Ex. The 3 elements of the event are: weekday visits; evening sessions; and 'Super Saturday' gala days.
    Ex. It is possible to identify an item uniquely within a particular institution or agency by a running accession number.
    Ex. The article 'Web authoring with a difference' reviews the current authoring tools available for organizations wishing to become involved in the World Wide Web (WWW).
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    * a precio especial = discounted, cut-rate, cut-price.
    * a precios especiales = at preferential rates.
    * a tarifas especiales = at preferential rates.
    * a un precio especial = at a discount.
    * celebrar una ocasión especial = mark + a special occasion.
    * día memorable = red-letter day.
    * efecto especial = special effect.
    * especial apertura = opening special.
    * invitado especial = special guest.
    * merecer mención especial = deserve + special mention.
    * niño con necesidades especiales = special needs child.
    * oferta especial = special offer.
    * precio especial = discounted price, discount price, preferential rate.
    * precio especial por compra al por mayor = bulk deal.
    * prestar especial atención = focus.
    * ser de un valor especial = be of particular value.
    * servicio especial de autobuses = bus shuttle service, bus shuttle, shuttle bus service, shuttle bus.
    * servicio especial de transporte = shuttle service, shuttle.
    * sin condiciones especiales = with no strings attached.
    * tarifa especial = preferential rate.
    * tarifa especial por inscripción anticipada = early-bird registration fee.
    * tecnología adaptada a usuarios con necesidades especiales = assistive technology.
    * tener un valor especial = be of particular value.
    * trato especial = special treatment.
    * * *
    I
    a) ( para uso específico) special

    en especial — especially, particularly

    nada/nadie en especial — nothing/nobody in particular

    b) ( excepcional) special
    c) ( difícil) <persona/carácter> fussy

    qué especial eres para comer!you're so picky o fussy about your food! (colloq)

    II
    masculino (TV) special (program*)
    * * *
    = ad hoc, one-off, special, specified, gala, particular, with a difference.

    Ex: Begun in 1973, CONSER was conceived by an ad hoc discussion group on Serials Data Bases of American and Canadian librarians.

    Ex: Associated with full-time staffing reductions has been the virtual elimination of part-time teachers and ' one-off' expert lecturers.
    Ex: Some categories of material defy helpful categorisation, and need to be treated as special cases.
    Ex: If access is limited to certain specified times, the term 'off-line' is applied.
    Ex: The 3 elements of the event are: weekday visits; evening sessions; and 'Super Saturday' gala days.
    Ex: It is possible to identify an item uniquely within a particular institution or agency by a running accession number.
    Ex: The article 'Web authoring with a difference' reviews the current authoring tools available for organizations wishing to become involved in the World Wide Web (WWW).
    * a precio especial = discounted, cut-rate, cut-price.
    * a precios especiales = at preferential rates.
    * a tarifas especiales = at preferential rates.
    * a un precio especial = at a discount.
    * celebrar una ocasión especial = mark + a special occasion.
    * día memorable = red-letter day.
    * efecto especial = special effect.
    * especial apertura = opening special.
    * invitado especial = special guest.
    * merecer mención especial = deserve + special mention.
    * niño con necesidades especiales = special needs child.
    * oferta especial = special offer.
    * precio especial = discounted price, discount price, preferential rate.
    * precio especial por compra al por mayor = bulk deal.
    * prestar especial atención = focus.
    * ser de un valor especial = be of particular value.
    * servicio especial de autobuses = bus shuttle service, bus shuttle, shuttle bus service, shuttle bus.
    * servicio especial de transporte = shuttle service, shuttle.
    * sin condiciones especiales = with no strings attached.
    * tarifa especial = preferential rate.
    * tarifa especial por inscripción anticipada = early-bird registration fee.
    * tecnología adaptada a usuarios con necesidades especiales = assistive technology.
    * tener un valor especial = be of particular value.
    * trato especial = special treatment.

    * * *
    una dieta especial para diabéticos a special diet for diabetics
    en especial especially
    todas sus hijas son muy guapas, la mayor en especial all his daughters are very pretty, especially o particularly the eldest
    ¿quería hablar con alguien en especial? did you want to speak to anyone in particular?
    2 (excepcional) special
    hoy es un día muy especial para mí today is a very special day for me
    un vestido para ocasiones especiales a dress for special occasions
    3 (difícil) ‹persona/carácter› fussy
    son muy especiales, nada les viene bien they're very difficult (to please) o very fussy, nothing's ever quite right for them
    ¡qué especial eres para comer! you're so picky o fussy about your food! ( colloq)
    A (TV) special, special program*
    especial informativo/deportivo news/sports special
    B ( RPl)
    1 (sandwich) submarine ( AmE), baguette ( BrE)
    un especial de jamón y queso a ham and cheese baguette, a ham and cheese sandwich on French bread
    2 ( Chi) (perro caliente) hot dog
    * * *

     

    Multiple Entries:
    algo especial    
    especial
    especial adjetivo


    nadie en especial nobody in particular;
    un día muy especial para mí a very special day for me
    b) ( difícil) ‹persona/carácter fussy

    especial adjetivo special
    ♦ Locuciones: en especial, especially
    ' especial' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    dotada
    - dotado
    - enviado
    - GEO
    - química
    - ver
    - común
    - interés
    - investigación
    - ordinario
    - particular
    - preferente
    English:
    bodybuilding
    - bonus
    - craft
    - envoy
    - extra
    - grand
    - greasy
    - grown-up
    - merit
    - particular
    - section
    - special
    - task force
    - treatment
    - ad hoc
    - cameo
    - certain
    - distinction
    - star
    - treasure
    - trial
    * * *
    adj
    1. [adecuado] special;
    especial para especially for;
    lejía especial para lavadoras bleach especially for washing machines;
    una oferta especial para nuestros clientes a special offer for our customers
    2. [particular, excepcional] special;
    hoy es un día especial, celebramos nuestro aniversario today's a special day, we're celebrating our anniversary;
    tienen especial interés en conocerte they're especially interested in meeting you;
    recibe un trato especial por ser discapacitado he receives special treatment because he is disabled
    3. [peculiar] peculiar, strange;
    esa forma tan especial que tiene de mirar that peculiar o strange way he has of looking at you
    4. [quisquilloso] fussy;
    es muy especial con la comida he's very fussy about his food, he's a very fussy eater
    nm
    1. [programa] special;
    un especial informativo a news special
    2. Chile [perrito caliente] = hot dog with mayonnaise
    3. RP [sándwich] Br baguette, US sub;
    un especial de pavita Br a turkey baguette, US a turkey sub
    en especial loc adv
    especially, particularly;
    me gusta la pasta, en especial los macarrones I like pasta, especially macaroni;
    ¿alguno en especial? any one in particular?
    * * *
    adj
    1 special;
    en especial especially;
    nada en especial nothing special
    2 ( difícil) fussy
    * * *
    especial adj & nm
    : special
    * * *
    1. (en general) special
    2. (quisquilloso) fussy [comp. fussier; superl. fussiest]

    Spanish-English dictionary > especial

  • 3 intención

    f.
    intention, meaning, purpose, mind.
    * * *
    1 (propósito) intention
    2 (malicia) maliciousness
    \
    con doble intención with double meaning
    con intención deliberately, intentionally
    con intención de in order to, with the intention of
    con la mejor intención with the best of intentions
    con mala intención deliberately, intentionally
    con segunda intención with double meaning
    tener buenas intenciones to mean well, be well-intentioned
    tener intención de to intend to
    buena intención good will
    mala intención ill will, malice
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=propósito) intention

    perdona, no ha sido mi intención despertarte — sorry, I didn't mean to wake you

    no, gracias, pero se agradece la intención — no, but thanks for thinking of me, no thanks, but it was a kind thought

    con intención — (=a propósito) deliberately, intentionally

    esto está hecho con intención — this was deliberate, this was no accident

    mencionó lo del divorcio con mala o mucha intención — he spitefully mentioned the divorce

    la intención de hacer algo, ha dejado clara su intención de venir — he has made it clear that he intends to come

    no lo dijo con la intención de ofenderla — he didn't say it with the intention of offending her, he didn't say it to offend her

    tenemos la intención de salir tempranowe intend o plan to start out early

    no tengo la menor o más mínima intención de pedir perdón — I haven't got the slightest intention of apologizing, I have no intention of apologizing

    sin intención — without meaning to

    aunque lo haya hecho sin intención — even if he did it without meaning to, even if he didn't mean to do it

    2) pl intenciones (=planes) intentions, plans

    no te fíes, no sabes sus intenciones — don't trust him, you don't know what he has in mind

    ¿cuáles son tus intenciones para el año próximo? — what are your plans for next year?

    tener buenas intenciones — to mean well, have good intentions

    tener malas intenciones — to be up to no good

    3)

    doble o segunda intención — double meaning

    lo dijo con segunda o doble intención — there was a double meaning to what he said

    * * *
    femenino intention

    tiene buenas intenciones — she's well-intentioned, she means well

    lo dijo con segunda or doble intención — she had an ulterior motive for saying it

    me preguntó por ella con mala intención — he asked after her on purpose, he deliberately asked after her

    no tengo la menor or la más mínima intención de devolvérselo — I have no intention whatsoever of giving it back to him

    * * *
    = intent, intention, agenda.
    Ex. The quality of indexing is influenced by the intellectual level and intent of document content in the subject area.
    Ex. The intention is to establish a general framework, and then to give exceptions or further explanation and examples for each area in turn.
    Ex. Robert Kent's sole agenda is to attack Cuba and vilify the Cuban library community while supporting the US government's interventionist destabilization policies.
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    * actuar con la intención de ganarse la admiración de Alguie = play to + Nombre.
    * carta de intenciones = letter of intent.
    * con buenas intenciones = well meant, in good faith, well-intentioned, well-intended, well-meaning.
    * con intenciones ocultas = agenda-laden.
    * con la intención de = designing, with an eye toward(s), intending to, aimed at, purposefully, intended to, in the drive to, in a drive to.
    * con las mejores intenciones = best-intentioned.
    * con segundas intenciones = loaded.
    * declaración de intenciones = policy statement, statement of objectives, mission statement, purpose statement, letter of intent, declaration of intent, vision statement.
    * estar hecho con la intención de = be intended for/to.
    * hacer saber la intención de uno = announce + intention.
    * intenciones = designs.
    * intenciones ocultas = hidden agenda.
    * intención maliciosa = malicious intent.
    * mala intención = sinisterness.
    * ser la intención = be the intention.
    * ser la intención de uno = be + Posesivo + intention.
    * sin intención = involuntarily.
    * tener buenas intenciones = be well-intentioned, mean + well.
    * tener la intención de = be intended to, intend, mean.
    * tener la intención de + Infinitivo = set out to + Infinitivo.
    * tener malas intenciones = be up to no good, get up to + no good.
    * venir con buenas intenciones = come in + peace.
    * * *
    femenino intention

    tiene buenas intenciones — she's well-intentioned, she means well

    lo dijo con segunda or doble intención — she had an ulterior motive for saying it

    me preguntó por ella con mala intención — he asked after her on purpose, he deliberately asked after her

    no tengo la menor or la más mínima intención de devolvérselo — I have no intention whatsoever of giving it back to him

    * * *
    = intent, intention, agenda.

    Ex: The quality of indexing is influenced by the intellectual level and intent of document content in the subject area.

    Ex: The intention is to establish a general framework, and then to give exceptions or further explanation and examples for each area in turn.
    Ex: Robert Kent's sole agenda is to attack Cuba and vilify the Cuban library community while supporting the US government's interventionist destabilization policies.
    * actuar con la intención de ganarse la admiración de Alguie = play to + Nombre.
    * carta de intenciones = letter of intent.
    * con buenas intenciones = well meant, in good faith, well-intentioned, well-intended, well-meaning.
    * con intenciones ocultas = agenda-laden.
    * con la intención de = designing, with an eye toward(s), intending to, aimed at, purposefully, intended to, in the drive to, in a drive to.
    * con las mejores intenciones = best-intentioned.
    * con segundas intenciones = loaded.
    * declaración de intenciones = policy statement, statement of objectives, mission statement, purpose statement, letter of intent, declaration of intent, vision statement.
    * estar hecho con la intención de = be intended for/to.
    * hacer saber la intención de uno = announce + intention.
    * intenciones = designs.
    * intenciones ocultas = hidden agenda.
    * intención maliciosa = malicious intent.
    * mala intención = sinisterness.
    * ser la intención = be the intention.
    * ser la intención de uno = be + Posesivo + intention.
    * sin intención = involuntarily.
    * tener buenas intenciones = be well-intentioned, mean + well.
    * tener la intención de = be intended to, intend, mean.
    * tener la intención de + Infinitivo = set out to + Infinitivo.
    * tener malas intenciones = be up to no good, get up to + no good.
    * venir con buenas intenciones = come in + peace.

    * * *
    intention
    no fue mi intención ofenderte I didn't mean to offend you, it was not my intention to offend you
    ¿qué intenciones trae? what are his intentions?
    tiene buenas intenciones she's well-intentioned, her intentions are good, she means well
    tiene malas intenciones he is up to no good
    lo dijo con segundas intenciones or segunda intenciónor doble intención she had ulterior motives o her own reasons for saying it
    me preguntó por ella con (mala) intención he asked after her on purpose, he deliberately asked after her
    sé que lo hacen con la mejor intención I know they're doing it with the best of intentions, I know they mean well
    lo que cuenta es la intención it's the thought that counts
    intención DE + INF:
    vine con (la) intención de ayudarte I came to help you, I came with the intention of helping you, I came intending to help you
    tiene (la) intención de abrir un bar she plans o intends to open a bar
    no tengo la menor or la más mínima intención de devolvérselo I have no intention whatsoever of giving it back to him, I haven't the slightest intention of giving it back to him
    de buenas intenciones está empedrado el camino del infierno the road to hell is paved with good intentions
    Compuesto:
    la intención de voto de la mayoría de los encuestados the way that most of the people interviewed intended to vote
    * * *

     

    intención sustantivo femenino
    intention;

    tiene buenas/malas intenciones she's well-intentioned/up to no good;
    lo dijo con segunda or doble intención she had an ulterior motive for saying it;
    con la mejor intención with the best of intentions;
    lo que cuenta es la intención it's the thought that counts;
    vine con (la) intención de ayudarte I came to help you;
    tiene (la) intención de abrir un bar she plans o intends to open a bar;
    no tengo la menor intención de venderlo I have no intention whatsoever of selling it
    intención sustantivo femenino
    1 (propósito) intention: adivino sus intenciones, I can guess his intentions
    tenemos la intención de viajar a Marruecos este verano, we intend to travel to Morocco this summer
    vino con la intención de conocerte, she came with the idea of meeting you ➣ Ver nota en intend
    2 (malicia) lo dijo con intención, he said it deliberately/on purpose
    fue sin intención, it wasn't deliberate
    ese comentario tiene segunda intención, that remark has a hidden meaning

    ' intención' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    accidental
    - amagar
    - ánimo
    - bala
    - desplazarse
    - faltar
    - golpear
    - idea
    - intríngulis
    - ladrón
    - ladrona
    - malicia
    - matiz
    - mira
    - parecer
    - pensar
    - plan
    - porfiar
    - querer
    - robar
    - segunda
    - solapada
    - solapado
    - transparentarse
    - transparente
    - turbia
    - turbiedad
    - turbieza
    - turbio
    - uva
    - veneno
    - voluntad
    - declarar
    - disfrazar
    - fe
    - ir
    - maligno
    - para
    - propósito
    English:
    accidental
    - aim to
    - announce
    - approach
    - approachable
    - audition
    - back down
    - bypass
    - calculate
    - declare
    - declared
    - deploy
    - design
    - divorce
    - hand
    - holiday
    - idea
    - initiate
    - intend
    - intent
    - intention
    - malevolently
    - malice
    - mean
    - meaning
    - mind
    - plan
    - plan on
    - propose
    - purpose
    - thought
    - will
    - disrespect
    - good
    - set
    - sorry
    - ulterior
    - well
    * * *
    intention;
    su intención es volver a presentarse al concurso she intends to enter the competition again;
    ya veo cuáles son tus intenciones I see what you're up to now;
    el prólogo del acuerdo es una declaración de intenciones the preface to the agreement is a declaration of intent;
    se agradece la intención it was a nice thought;
    tener la intención de hacer algo to intend to do sth;
    no tengo intención alguna de ir I have no intention of going;
    con intención [intencionadamente] intentionally;
    lo hizo con intención de ayudar he was trying to help;
    los fans llegaron con intención de causar problemas the fans came with the intention of causing trouble;
    buena/mala intención good/bad intentions;
    tener buenas/malas intenciones to have good/bad intentions;
    lo hizo sin mala intención he didn't mean any harm;
    lo dije sin intención de ofender a nadie it wasn't my intention to offend anyone, I didn't mean any offence;
    lo dijo con segundas intenciones he had an ulterior motive for saying it;
    la intención es lo que cuenta it's the thought that counts;
    de buenas intenciones está empedrado el camino del infierno the road to hell is paved with good intentions
    intención de voto voting intentions;
    la encuesta le da el 20 por ciento de la intención de voto 20 percent of those interviewed in the poll said they would vote for her
    * * *
    f intention;
    con buena/mala intención with good/bad intentions, in good/bad faith;
    segunda intención ulterior motive;
    con/sin intención intentionally/unintentionally;
    * * *
    intención nf, pl - ciones : intention, plan
    * * *
    intención n intention
    con intención de with the intention of / in order to
    hacer algo con buena intención to mean well [pt. & pp. meant]

    Spanish-English dictionary > intención

  • 4 bien redactado

    • well organized
    • well-phrased letter
    • well-wishing
    • wellborn

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > bien redactado

  • 5 C

    f.
    c, letter c.
    * * *
    C
    1 ( Celsius) Celsius; (símbolo) C
    ————————
    C
    1 ( centígrado) centigrade; (símbolo) C
    * * *
    I
    =c [θe]
    esp LAm [se] SF (=letra) C, c II
    ABR
    = centígrado C
    * * *
    I
    c femenino ( read as [se] or (Esp) [θe]) the letter C, c
    II
    masculino (= centígrado or Celsius) C, Centigrade, Celsius
    * * *
    ----
    * C + T (Ciencia y Tecnología) = S & T (Science and Technology).
    * hepatitis C = hepatitis C.
    * vitamina C = vitamin C.
    * * *
    I
    c femenino ( read as [se] or (Esp) [θe]) the letter C, c
    II
    masculino (= centígrado or Celsius) C, Centigrade, Celsius
    * * *
    * C + T (Ciencia y Tecnología) = S & T (Science and Technology).
    * hepatitis C = hepatitis C.
    * vitamina C = vitamin C.
    * * *
    C, c
    ( read as /se/ or ( Esp) /θe/)
    B (= centígrado or Celsius) C, Centigrade, Celsius
    * * *

    C sustantivo masculino (centígrado or Celsius) C, Centigrade, Celsius
    C,
    c sustantivo femenino ( read as /se/ or (Esp) /θe/) the letter C, c

    C, c sustantivo femenino (letra) C, c

    'C' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    a. C.
    - c.c.
    - chaquetón
    - concreta
    - concreto
    - d. C
    - do
    - hacer
    - nota
    - sesear
    - seseo
    - a. de C.
    - ándele
    - arrumbar
    - c/
    - cámara
    - cañón
    - casa
    - caudillo
    - ce
    - cenicienta
    - cercano
    - ciencia
    - círculo
    - ciudad
    - colegio
    - comisión
    - comunidad
    - congreso
    - cono
    - conquista
    - consejo
    - correo
    - corte
    - creación
    - creador
    - cruz
    - cta.
    - curso
    - C.V.
    - d. de C.
    - s.
    English:
    ad
    - BC
    - C
    - Co
    - district
    - limited
    - macaroni
    - maccaroni
    - Rd
    - St
    - vacant
    - abdication
    - abomination
    - absence
    - abuse
    - a/c
    - A/C
    - acceptance
    - accession
    - accident
    - accommodation
    - accompaniment
    - accomplishment
    - accord
    - achievement
    - acid
    - acquaintance
    - acquisition
    - acrylic
    - action
    - activity
    - AD
    - adaptation
    - addiction
    - addition
    - address
    - adjournment
    - adjustment
    - administration
    - admission
    - adoption
    - advance
    - advantage
    - adversity
    - affinity
    - affliction
    - age
    - agent
    - aggression
    - agony
    * * *
    C1 nf
    [número romano] C
    C2
    1. (abrev de Celsius o centígrado) C
    2. Esp (abrev de carretera comarcal) minor road, Br ≈ B road
    3. (abrev de caballo) [en notación de ajedrez] N, Kt
    C, c [θe] nf
    [letra] C, c
    * * *
    C
    abr
    1 (= centígrado) C (= centigrade)
    2 (= compañía) Co. (= company)
    3 c (= calle) St. (= street)
    4 (= capítulo) ch. (= chapter)
    * * *
    c nf
    : third letter of the Spanish alphabet

    Spanish-English dictionary > C

  • 6 D

    f.
    d, letter d.
    * * *
    [de]
    SF (=letra) D, d
    * * *
    d femenino ( read as [de]) the letter D, d
    * * *
    ----
    * en forma de D = d-shaped.
    * vitamina D = vitamin D.
    * * *
    d femenino ( read as [de]) the letter D, d
    * * *
    * en forma de D = d-shaped.
    * vitamina D = vitamin D.
    * * *
    D, d
    ( read as /de/)
    B (= dama) (en ajedrez) Q, queen
    * * *

    Multiple Entries:
    D    
    D.
    D,
    d sustantivo femenino ( read as /de/) the letter D, d

    D, d f (letra) D, d

    'D' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    acercarse
    - antes
    - antipasto
    - barrio
    - bien
    - catalogar
    - cobrar
    - D.
    - d. C
    - D.ª
    - dedo
    - desvincularse
    - dinamizar
    - disculparse
    - disipar
    - distrito
    - doña
    - embalarse
    - encuadrar
    - enterada
    - enterado
    - entremés
    - episodio
    - equipo
    - esquema
    - estimable
    - estimativa
    - estimativo
    - estribar
    - examinar
    - exhaustiva
    - exhaustivo
    - exigible
    - explorar
    - exportar
    - formulismo
    - golpe
    - intervenir
    - intromisión
    - jamás
    - lance
    - loca
    - loco
    - manicura
    - mejor
    - mullida
    - mullido
    - nota
    - ojo
    - pegar
    English:
    abide
    - abiding
    - aboard
    - aborigine
    - above-board
    - abridged
    - abroad
    - absent-minded
    - absurd
    - accede
    - accepted
    - accident
    - accident-prone
    - accord
    - accordance
    - according
    - accordingly
    - accordion
    - acid
    - acknowledge
    - acknowledgement
    - acrid
    - ad
    - addicted
    - addiction
    - addictive
    - addition
    - additional
    - adjacent
    - adjoining
    - adjourn
    - adjust
    - adjustable
    - adjustment
    - ado
    - adopt
    - adopted
    - adoption
    - adore
    - adorn
    - adornment
    - adulterate
    - adulterer
    - adulteress
    - adultery
    - adulthood
    - advantage
    - advantageous
    - affected
    - affiliated
    * * *
    D
    1. (abrev de dama) [en notación de ajedrez] Q
    2. (abrev de domingo) Sun
    Da. (abrev de doña)
    [casada] ≈ Mrs; [soltera] ≈ Miss
    D, d [de] nf
    [letra] D, d
    * * *
    d nf
    : fourth letter of the Spanish alphabet

    Spanish-English dictionary > D

  • 7 E

    conj.
    and.
    f.
    e, letter e.
    * * *
    E
    1 ( este) east; (símbolo) E
    * * *
    I
    =e [e]
    SF [letra] E, e II
    ABR
    = este E
    * * *
    e femenino (pl es) ( read as [e]) the letter E, e
    * * *
    ----
    * vitamina E = vitamin E.
    * * *
    e femenino (pl es) ( read as [e]) the letter E, e
    * * *
    * vitamina E = vitamin E.
    * * *
    e2
    [ used instead of y2 before i- or, hi- except before hie-(e.g. leones y hienas or where it begins a question or exclamation (e.g. ¿Y Inés?) ]and
    España e Italia Spain and Italy
    padre e hijo father and son
    * * *

     

    Multiple Entries:
    E    
    E.    
    e
    E,
    e sustantivo femenino (pl es) ( read as /e/) the letter E, e

    e conjunción used instead of y before i- or hi- and
    E, e f (letra) E, e
    E (abr de Este) East, E

    'e' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    A
    - a.m.
    - acre
    - bizantina
    - bizantino
    - cacique
    - correo
    - E
    - ej.
    - ELE
    - elemento
    - esperar
    - estanca
    - estanco
    - expansionarse
    - infante
    - infarto
    - mi
    - microfilm
    - microfilme
    - ministerio
    - nota
    - sefardí
    - sefardita
    - sesear
    - seseo
    - spanglish
    - temeridad
    - todavía
    - v.gr.
    - valor
    - Y
    - yugoeslava
    - yugoeslavo
    - yugoslava
    - yugoslavo
    - arreglar
    - callar
    - E.
    - edad
    - el
    - escuela
    - espíritu
    - estado
    - estar
    - este
    - estrecho
    - excelencia
    - extremo
    - llevar
    English:
    A
    - A-level
    - a.m.
    - AA
    - abbreviate
    - abbreviation
    - ABC
    - able
    - accentuate
    - ace
    - ache
    - aching
    - acorn
    - acre
    - ad
    - adjacent
    - aerial
    - aerobics
    - aerodrome
    - aerodynamics
    - aeroplane
    - aerosol
    - aerospace
    - affiliated
    - aftershave (lotion)
    - age
    - aged
    - ageing
    - agency
    - agent
    - aid
    - aide
    - Aids
    - ailing
    - ailment
    - aim
    - aimless
    - aimlessly
    - ain't
    - air
    - air-conditioned
    - air-conditioning
    - airbag
    - airborne
    - aircraft
    - airfield
    - airlift
    - airline
    - airlock
    - airmail
    * * *
    E1 (abrev de este)
    E
    E2 RP (abrev de estacionamiento)
    P
    E, e [e] nf
    [letra] E, e
    * * *
    E
    abr (= este) E (= East, Eastern)
    * * *
    e nf
    : fifth letter of the Spanish alphabet
    * * *
    e conj and

    Spanish-English dictionary > E

  • 8 F

    f.
    f, letter f.
    * * *
    F
    1 ( Fahrenheit) Fahrenheit; (símbolo) F
    * * *
    I
    =f ['efe]
    SF (=letra) F, f II
    ABR
    1) = fuerza

    el 23-F23 February ( date of the Tejero coup attempt, in 1981)

    * * *
    I
    f femenino ( read as ['efe]) the letter F, f
    II
    a) (= Fahrenheit) F
    b) (= febrero)
    * * *
    ----
    * operador (F) = (F) operator.
    * * *
    I
    f femenino ( read as ['efe]) the letter F, f
    II
    a) (= Fahrenheit) F
    b) (= febrero)
    * * *
    * operador (F) = (F) operator.
    * * *
    F, f
    ( read as /ˈefe/)
    B (en formularios) (= femenino) F, female
    1 (= Fahrenheit) F
    2 (= febrero)
    * * *

    Multiple Entries:
    F    
    f
    F,
    f sustantivo femenino ( read as /'efe/) the letter F, f

    F, f f (letra) F, f

    'F' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    A
    - abadesa
    - abadía
    - abajeña
    - abajeño
    - abanderada
    - abanderado
    - abarrotería
    - abdicación
    - abeja
    - aberración
    - abertura
    - abjuración
    - ablución
    - abnegación
    - abogacía
    - abogada
    - abogado
    - abolición
    - abolladura
    - abonada
    - abonado
    - abrasión
    - abrazadera
    - abreviación
    - abreviatura
    - absolución
    - absorción
    - abstemia
    - abstemio
    - abstención
    - abstinencia
    - abstracción
    - abubilla
    - abuela
    - abulia
    - abundancia
    - abusón
    - abusona
    - acacia
    - academia
    - académica
    - académico
    - acampada
    - acaparador
    - acaparadora
    - accidentada
    - accidentado
    - acción
    - acedía
    English:
    affiliated
    - affinity
    - affirm
    - affirmative
    - affix
    - afford
    - afield
    - aforementioned
    - aforesaid
    - afterlife
    - airfield
    - aloof
    - amorphous
    - ansaphone
    - apostrophe
    - Armenian
    - artificial
    - astrophysics
    - atrophy
    - autobiography
    - autograph
    - awful
    - bailiff
    - barefoot
    - bashful
    - beautiful
    - beef
    - before
    - beforehand
    - behalf
    - belief
    - beneficial
    - beneficiary
    - benefit
    - bibliography
    - bifocals
    - biography
    - blast-off
    - bluff
    - Bosnian
    - bountiful
    - brief
    - briefing
    - brushoff
    - buff
    - buffalo
    - buffer
    - bulletproof
    - butterfingers
    - calf
    * * *
    F, f ['efe] nf
    [letra] F, f;
    el 23 F 23rd February, = day of the failed coup d'état in Spain in 1981
    * * *
    f nf
    : sixth letter of the Spanish alphabet

    Spanish-English dictionary > F

  • 9 H

    f.
    h, letter h.
    * * *
    h
    1 ( habitante) inhabitant
    ————————
    h
    1 ( hora) hour; (abreviatura) h
    * * *
    I =h
    ['ate]
    SF (=letra) H, h II
    ABR
    2) (Quím)
    = hidrógeno H III
    ABR
    = hora h., hr.
    * * *
    h femenino ( read as ['atʃe]) the letter H, h ( ver tb hache)
    * * *
    ----
    * * *
    h femenino ( read as ['atʃe]) the letter H, h ( ver tb hache)
    * * *
    * bomba H = hydrogen bomb (H-bomb).
    * * *
    H, h
    ( read as /ˈatʃe/)
    1 (= hombre) M, male
    2 (= hembra) F, female
    * * *

    Multiple Entries:
    H    
    h.
    H,
    h sustantivo femenino ( read as /'atʃe/) the letter H, h ( ver tb hache)

    H, h f (letra) H, h

    'h' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    A
    - H
    - pasar
    - S.A.R.
    - sabihonda
    - sabihondo
    - sabionda
    - sabiondo
    - h.
    - hache
    - hacienda
    English:
    A
    - alcohol
    - alcoholic
    - antihistamine
    - behalf
    - boyhood
    - brotherhood
    - coherent
    - cohesion
    - cohesive
    - courtship
    - cubbyhole
    - diehard
    - dojo
    - fish-hook
    - H
    - ha ha
    - habitual
    - habitually
    - haematology
    - haemoglobin
    - haemophilia
    - haemophiliac
    - half
    - half-a-dozen
    - half-baked
    - half-breed
    - half-brother
    - half-caste
    - half-closed
    - half-day
    - half-dead
    - half-dressed
    - half-empty
    - half-full
    - half-hearted
    - half-heartedly
    - half-heartedness
    - half-holiday
    - half-hourly
    - half-mast
    - half-monthly
    - half-moon
    - half-naked
    - half-open
    - half-pay
    - half-pint
    - half-serious
    - half-sister
    - half-time
    * * *
    H1 (abrev de Hermano)
    Br
    H2
    1. (abrev de Hombre) M
    2. (abrev de Hembra) F
    H, h ['atʃe] nf
    [letra] H, h; Fam
    por h o por b for one reason or another
    * * *
    h nf
    : eighth letter of the Spanish alphabet

    Spanish-English dictionary > H

  • 10 L

    f.
    l, letter l.
    * * *
    l
    1 ( litro) litre (US liter); (símbolo) l
    * * *
    ['ele]
    = l SF (=letra) L, l
    * * *
    l femenino (read as ['ele]) the letter L, l

    el salón hace (una) `L' — the living room is L-shaped

    * * *
    ----
    * operador (L) = (L) operator.
    * * *
    l femenino (read as ['ele]) the letter L, l

    el salón hace (una) `L' — the living room is L-shaped

    * * *
    * operador (L) = (L) operator.
    * * *
    L, l
    ( read as /ˈele/)
    una cocina haciendo `L' con el comedor a kitchen at right angles to the dining room
    * * *

    Multiple Entries:
    L    
    l.
    L,
    l sustantivo femenino (read as /'ele/) the letter L, l

    L, l f (letra) L, l

    'l' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abominable
    - accidental
    - actual
    - adaptable
    - L
    - S.L.
    - arroba
    - de
    - ele
    - especialista
    - l.
    - lejano
    - siete
    English:
    A-level
    - ability
    - able
    - abnormal
    - abnormally
    - abolish
    - abolition
    - abominable
    - abseil
    - absolute
    - absolutely
    - abysmal
    - acceptable
    - accessible
    - accidental
    - accidentally
    - accordingly
    - accountable
    - accusingly
    - acknowledge
    - acknowledgement
    - acrylic
    - actual
    - actually
    - adaptable
    - additional
    - adjustable
    - admirable
    - admiral
    - admissible
    - adrenalin
    - advisable
    - aerial
    - aerosol
    - affiliated
    - aftershave (lotion)
    - agile
    - agreeable
    - agricultural
    - ailing
    - airlift
    - airlock
    - airmail
    - aisle
    - alarm
    - alarmed
    - alarming
    - alcohol
    - alcoholic
    - ale
    * * *
    L (abrev de lunes)
    Mon
    L, l ['ele] nf
    [letra] L, l
    * * *
    l nf
    : twelfth letter of the Spanish alphabet

    Spanish-English dictionary > L

  • 11 S

    f. s.&pl.
    s, letter s.
    * * *
    S
    1 ( sur) south; (símbolo) S
    * * *
    ABR
    1) = sur S

    el 11-S — 9-11, Nine-Eleven

    3) = sobresaliente v.g.
    4) (Cine)
    * * *
    I
    s femenino (read as ['ese]) the letter S, s
    II
    (= sur) S, South
    * * *
    ----
    * operador (S) = (S) operator.
    * * *
    I
    s femenino (read as ['ese]) the letter S, s
    II
    (= sur) S, South
    * * *
    * operador (S) = (S) operator.
    * * *
    S, s
    ( read as /ˈese/)
    B (= segundo) sec.; second [ Vocabulary notes (Spanish) ]
    C (= Sur) S; South [ Vocabulary notes (Spanish) ]
    (Period):
    (en EE.UU.) 9/11; (en Chile) deposition of President Allende 1973
    * * *
    S (abrev de septiembre)
    Sept;
    el 11-S 9-11
    S, s ['ese] nf
    [letra] S, s
    * * *
    S
    abr (= sur) S (= South(ern))
    * * *
    s nf
    : twentieth letter of the Spanish alphabet

    Spanish-English dictionary > S

  • 12 Secretario de Estado, el

    = State Secretary, the
    Ex. Unfortunately, we cannot but notice that the letter of the State Secretary contains much false information and contradictions.

    Spanish-English dictionary > Secretario de Estado, el

  • 13 T

    f.
    t, letter t.
    * * *
    I
    =t [te]
    SF (=letra) T, t II
    ABR
    =t ABR = tonelada t, ton
    * * *
    t femenino (read as [te]) the letter T, t
    * * *
    ----
    * S + T (Ciencia y Tecnología) = S & T (Science and Technology).
    * T-1 = T-1.
    * T-3 = T-3.
    * * *
    t femenino (read as [te]) the letter T, t
    * * *
    * S + T (Ciencia y Tecnología) = S & T (Science and Technology).
    * T-1 = T-1.
    * T-3 = T-3.
    * * *
    T, t
    ( read as /te/)
    * * *

    Multiple Entries:
    T    
    T.    
    t.
    T,
    t sustantivo femenino (read as /te/) the letter T, t

    T, t f (letra) T, t

    't' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    A
    - abandonar
    - abandonarse
    - abarcar
    - abarrotada
    - abarrotado
    - abasto
    - abatir
    - abate
    - abatimiento
    - abonarse
    - abortar
    - abrir
    - abreviar
    - abrigar
    - absoluta
    - absolutamente
    - absoluto
    - abundar
    - abusar
    - acabar
    - acalorarse
    - acariciar
    - acaso
    - aceptar
    - aceptación
    - acero
    - acertada
    - acertado
    - achacar
    - achantarse
    - aclararse
    - aclimatarse
    - aconsejar
    - acordarse
    - adelantar
    - adelante
    - adiós
    - adivinar
    - adónde
    - advertir
    - agradar
    - agrado
    - aguantar
    - ajena
    - ajeno
    - alarde
    - alcanzar
    - algo
    - almorzar
    English:
    abate
    - abbot
    - abbreviate
    - abdicate
    - ability
    - abort
    - abortive
    - about
    - absolute
    - accelerate
    - accelerator
    - accentuate
    - accommodate
    - accomplished
    - accumulate
    - accurate
    - acetate
    - acetone
    - achieve
    - achievement
    - acquisitive
    - acquit
    - activate
    - activity
    - acute
    - additive
    - adequate
    - administrative
    - administrator
    - admit
    - admittance
    - admittedly
    - adulterate
    - adversity
    - advert
    - advertisement
    - advocate
    - affectionate
    - affiliated
    - affinity
    - affirmative
    - afloat
    - afterthought
    - aggravate
    - aggravating
    - aggregate
    - agitate
    - agitator
    - airport
    - airtight
    * * *
    T
    1. (abrev de torre) [en notación de ajedrez] R
    2. (abrev de tara) t
    T, t [te] nf
    [letra] T, t
    * * *
    t nf
    : twenty-first letter of the Spanish alphabet

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  • 14 V

    f.
    1 v, letter v.
    2 V, vanadium.
    * * *
    V
    1 ( usted) you
    ————————
    V
    1 ( voltio) volt; (símbolo) V
    * * *
    ['uβe] [be'korta]
    = v (LAm) SF (=letra) V, v

    V chica (LAm) *, V corta (LAm)*(the letter) V

    V de la victoria (gen) V for victory; (=signo) victory sign, V-sign

    V doble ( Esp), doble V — (LAm) (the letter) W

    * * *
    I
    v femenino ( read as [be, be 'korta, be 'tʃika, be pe'keɲa] or (Esp) ['uβe]) the letter V, v
    II
    v
    1) (= varón) M, male
    2) (= versus) v, vs, versus
    3) (= verso) v, verse
    * * *
    ----
    * en forma de V = V-shaped.
    * * *
    I
    v femenino ( read as [be, be 'korta, be 'tʃika, be pe'keɲa] or (Esp) ['uβe]) the letter V, v
    II
    v
    1) (= varón) M, male
    2) (= versus) v, vs, versus
    3) (= verso) v, verse
    * * *
    * en forma de V = V-shaped.
    * * *
    V, v
    read as /be/, /be ˈkorta/, /be ˈtʃika/, /be peˈkeɲa/ or ( Esp) /ˈuβe/
    B (= varón) M, male
    C (= versus) v, vs, versus
    D (= verso) v, verse
    * * *

    V,
    v sustantivo femenino ( read as /be/, /be 'korta/, /be 'tʃika/, /be pe'keɲa/ or (Esp) /'uBe/) the letter V, v

    V, v f (letra) V, v

    'V' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    aclarar
    - baja
    - bajo
    - bien
    - birlar
    - corte
    - dejar
    - embrutecerse
    - haber
    - relampaguear
    - v.gr.
    - v.s.
    - amanecer
    - amenazar
    - anochecer
    - arrellanarse
    - atardecer
    - be
    - briznar
    - chispear
    - clarear
    - cuello
    - cuña
    - C.V.
    - deber
    - descargar
    - despejar
    - escampar
    - escote
    - estar
    - garuar
    - gotear
    - granizar
    - hacer
    - helar
    - ir
    - llevar
    - llover
    - lloviznar
    - nevar
    - oscurecer
    - pico
    - poder
    - que
    - qué
    - quinto
    - refrescar
    - ser
    - signo
    - temblar
    English:
    abbreviate
    - abbreviation
    - abortive
    - above
    - abrasive
    - abusive
    - achieve
    - acquisitive
    - active
    - activist
    - activity
    - addictive
    - additive
    - adhesive
    - adjective
    - administrative
    - affirmative
    - aftershave (lotion)
    - aggressive
    - alive
    - alleviate
    - alternative
    - ambivalent
    - anchovy
    - anniversary
    - appreciative
    - apprehensive
    - approval
    - approve
    - approving
    - argumentative
    - arrival
    - arrive
    - assertive
    - attentive
    - attractive
    - authoritative
    - averse
    - aversion
    - avert
    - aviation
    - avoid
    - avoidable
    - back
    - balaclava
    - beaver
    - beehive
    - behave
    - believe
    - believer
    * * *
    V (abrev de viernes)
    F
    V, v [ Esp 'u£e, Am be'korta] nf
    [letra] V, v;
    * * *
    v nf
    : twenty-third letter of the Spanish alphabet

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  • 15 W

    f.
    1 w, letter w.
    2 W, tungsten.
    * * *
    W
    1 ( vatio) watt; (símbolo) W
    * * *
    I
    ['uβe 'doβle]
    LAm ['doβle be] SF (=letra) W, w II ABR
    = vatio w
    * * *
    w femenino ( read as ['doβle βe, 'doβle u] or (Esp) ['doβle 'uβe, 'uβe 'ðoβle]) the letter W, w
    * * *
    ----
    * operador (W) = (W) operator.
    * w (vatio) = watt (w).
    * * *
    w femenino ( read as ['doβle βe, 'doβle u] or (Esp) ['doβle 'uβe, 'uβe 'ðoβle]) the letter W, w
    * * *
    w (vatio)
    (n.) = watt (w)

    Ex: The power requirement ranged from 45.48 to 51.60 watts.

    * operador (W) = (W) operator.
    * w (vatio) = watt (w).
    * * *
    W, w
    read as /ˈdoβle βe/, /ˈdoβle u/ or ( Esp) /ˈuβe ˈðoβle/, /ˈdoβle ˈuβe/
    * * *

    Multiple Entries:
    W    
    w.
    W,
    w sustantivo femenino ( read as /'doBle Be/, /'doBle u/ or (Esp) /'doBle 'uBe/, /'uBe 'ðoBle/) the letter W, w

    W, w f (letra) W, w

    'W' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    O
    - doble
    - O.
    - uve
    - w.
    English:
    afterwards
    - anyone
    - award
    - awash
    - awoke
    - awoken
    - baby-walker
    - bewildered
    - bewildering
    - bewitch
    - bewitching
    - bodywork
    - bourgeois
    - bourgeoisie
    - brushwood
    - busywork
    - byword
    - catchword
    - chairwoman
    - chihuahua
    - co-worker
    - countrywoman
    - daisywheel
    - dishwasher
    - dishwasherproof
    - dishwater
    - Dutchwoman
    - earthworm
    - earwig
    - Englishwoman
    - everyone
    - eyewash
    - eyewitness
    - firewood
    - fireworks
    - forewarn
    - foreword
    - forward
    - four-wheel drive
    - freewheel
    - Frenchwoman
    - freshwater
    - glow-worm
    - handiwork
    - hero-worship
    - iguana
    - Irishwoman
    - jaywalk
    - jaywalker
    - jaywalking
    * * *
    W, w nf
    [letra] W, w
    * * *
    w nf
    : twenty-fourth letter of the Spanish alphabet

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  • 16 X

    f.
    x, letter x.
    * * *
    ['ekis]
    SF (=letra) X, x
    * * *
    x femenino (read as ['ekis]) the letter X, x
    * * *
    ----
    * cromosoma X = x chromosome.
    * rayo X = X ray.
    * * *
    x femenino (read as ['ekis]) the letter X, x
    * * *
    * cromosoma X = x chromosome.
    * rayo X = X ray.
    * * *
    X, x
    ( read as /ˈekis/)
    * * *

    X,
    x sustantivo femenino (read as /'ekis/) the letter X, x

    X, x f (letra) X, x

    'x' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    eje
    - multiplicarse
    - ósea
    - óseo
    - radiar
    - radiografía
    - rayo
    - sala
    - votar
    - X
    - equis
    - igual
    - todoterreno
    English:
    attention
    - cross
    - legal-size
    - letter-size
    - lie
    - notebook
    - pit
    - X
    - X-film
    - X-ray
    - X-ray therapy
    - fool
    - four
    - nouveau riche
    - trousseau
    - X-rated
    * * *
    X (abrev de miércoles)
    W, Wed
    X, x ['ekis]
    nf
    1. [letra] X, x
    2. Cine
    película X X-rated movie;
    sala X = cinema that shows porn movies
    nmf
    * * *
    x nf
    : twenty-fifth letter of the Spanish alphabet

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  • 17 a

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


    2
    a) (señalando hora, momento) at;


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

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

    c) al + inf:


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



    ( antes) a few minutes before she arrived;

    3 (en relaciones de proporción, equivalencia):

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

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

    ¿viste a José? did you see José?;

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


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

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

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

    Spanish-English dictionary > a

  • 18 a + Posesivo + entender

    = to the best of + Posesivo + belief
    Ex. The affidavit states that facts in the letter are true and accurate to the best of her belief.
    * * *
    = to the best of + Posesivo + belief

    Ex: The affidavit states that facts in the letter are true and accurate to the best of her belief.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a + Posesivo + entender

  • 19 a conciencia

    adv.
    conscientiously, scrupulously, thoroughly.
    * * *
    conscientiously
    * * *
    = deliberately, wilfully [willfully, -USA], by design, on purpose
    Ex. Some categories of headings are deliberately omitted from Sears'.
    Ex. But we are not then acting quite so much out of blindness or inarticulateness; we are selfishly or fearfully or wilfully trying to short-circuit what we know underneath to be more nearly the true state of things.
    Ex. The victims had been herded onto a wooden landing craft by the captain of a Honduras-registered ship who then proceeded, by accident or design, to ram the craft, killing the majority of people aboard.
    Ex. Most consumers felt confident that once a letter is written and posted, no one will read it either accidently or on purpose except for the intended addressee.
    * * *
    = deliberately, wilfully [willfully, -USA], by design, on purpose

    Ex: Some categories of headings are deliberately omitted from Sears'.

    Ex: But we are not then acting quite so much out of blindness or inarticulateness; we are selfishly or fearfully or wilfully trying to short-circuit what we know underneath to be more nearly the true state of things.
    Ex: The victims had been herded onto a wooden landing craft by the captain of a Honduras-registered ship who then proceeded, by accident or design, to ram the craft, killing the majority of people aboard.
    Ex: Most consumers felt confident that once a letter is written and posted, no one will read it either accidently or on purpose except for the intended addressee.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a conciencia

  • 20 a propósito

    adj.
    to the point, pertinent, to the purpose.
    adv.
    on purpose, by design, intentionally, by choice.
    intj.
    by the way, BTW, come to it, by the by.
    * * *
    (por cierto) by the way 2 (adrede) on purpose
    * * *
    2) on purpose, intentionally
    * * *
    = 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
    Ex. Deliberate mnemonics are devices which help the user to remember and recall the notation for given subjects.
    Ex. For the record, schools and libraries in the late 1960s recovered in excess of $10,000,000 from publishers and wholesalers as a result of unfair practices highlighted by Mr. Scilken.
    Ex. Incidentally, this book was about the invasion of Denmark.
    Ex. In the cases where there was no match, we intentionally created a dirty authority file.
    Ex. It is not wise, by the way, to approach the author by telephone for this puts him on the spot and he may refuse simply in self-defense and especially if you happen to butt in when he is struggling with an obstinate chapter in a new book.
    Ex. She also indicated in passing that in future authors would not automatically pass over the copyright of research results in papers to publishers.
    Ex. Anecdotally, it is often assumed that users preferring print are among the most senior in academic rank and/or years.
    Ex. I have purposely refrained from discussing the theory of comparative librarianship which has up to now characterized much of the writing on the subject.
    Ex. The victims had been herded onto a wooden landing craft by the captain of a Honduras-registered ship who then proceeded, by accident or design, to ram the craft, killing the majority of people aboard.
    Ex. Most consumers felt confident that once a letter is written and posted, no one will read it either accidently or on purpose except for the intended addressee.
    Ex. But we are not then acting quite so much out of blindness or inarticulateness; we are selfishly or fearfully or wilfully trying to short-circuit what we know underneath to be more nearly the true state of things.
    Ex. On a sidenote, this book almost didn't happen when the author showed her editor her proposal.
    Ex. Previous economic historians have, by and large, studiously ignored the British slave trade.
    Ex. That, I may say by way of a digression, has never been my main objection to socialism.
    Ex. Zenobia, by-the-by, as I suppose you know, is merely her public name.
    Ex. Speaking of which, Chertoff recently lifted restrictions that have confined airline passengers to their seats for a half hour after taking off and before landing.
    Ex. In respect of those defects, the seller may be held liable where he has designedly concealed their existence from the purchaser.
    * * *
    = 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

    Ex: Deliberate mnemonics are devices which help the user to remember and recall the notation for given subjects.

    Ex: For the record, schools and libraries in the late 1960s recovered in excess of $10,000,000 from publishers and wholesalers as a result of unfair practices highlighted by Mr. Scilken.
    Ex: Incidentally, this book was about the invasion of Denmark.
    Ex: In the cases where there was no match, we intentionally created a dirty authority file.
    Ex: It is not wise, by the way, to approach the author by telephone for this puts him on the spot and he may refuse simply in self-defense and especially if you happen to butt in when he is struggling with an obstinate chapter in a new book.
    Ex: She also indicated in passing that in future authors would not automatically pass over the copyright of research results in papers to publishers.
    Ex: Anecdotally, it is often assumed that users preferring print are among the most senior in academic rank and/or years.
    Ex: I have purposely refrained from discussing the theory of comparative librarianship which has up to now characterized much of the writing on the subject.
    Ex: The victims had been herded onto a wooden landing craft by the captain of a Honduras-registered ship who then proceeded, by accident or design, to ram the craft, killing the majority of people aboard.
    Ex: Most consumers felt confident that once a letter is written and posted, no one will read it either accidently or on purpose except for the intended addressee.
    Ex: But we are not then acting quite so much out of blindness or inarticulateness; we are selfishly or fearfully or wilfully trying to short-circuit what we know underneath to be more nearly the true state of things.
    Ex: On a sidenote, this book almost didn't happen when the author showed her editor her proposal.
    Ex: Previous economic historians have, by and large, studiously ignored the British slave trade.
    Ex: That, I may say by way of a digression, has never been my main objection to socialism.
    Ex: Zenobia, by-the-by, as I suppose you know, is merely her public name.
    Ex: Speaking of which, Chertoff recently lifted restrictions that have confined airline passengers to their seats for a half hour after taking off and before landing.
    Ex: In respect of those defects, the seller may be held liable where he has designedly concealed their existence from the purchaser.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a propósito

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