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physical symptom

  • 1 físico2

    2 = physical, corporeal.
    Ex. Accessibility to the documents stored in files is an important factor, so the physical storage is important.
    Ex. In particular, body piercings, tattoos, self-mutilation, cosmetic surgery and eating disorders all form part of American culture's obsession with corporeal malleability and the body as a form of adornment.
    ----
    * abuso físico = personal abuse, physical abuse.
    * acoso físico = physical harassment.
    * actividad física = physical activity.
    * agotamiento físico y mental = attrition.
    * agresión física = physical aggression.
    * área de descripción física = physical description area.
    * bibliografía física = physical bibliography.
    * biblioteca física = physical library, brick and mortar library.
    * capacidad física = physical capability.
    * capital físico = physical capital.
    * clase de educación física = physical education class.
    * contacto físico = physical contact.
    * daño físico = bodily harm, physical injury.
    * descripción física = physical description.
    * disminuidos físicos, los = physically handicapped, the, physically disabled, the.
    * educación física = physical education.
    * enfermedad física = physical illness.
    * en forma física y mental = physically and mentally fit.
    * en pleno uso de + Posesivo + facultades físicas y mentales = physically and mentally fit.
    * esfuerzo físico humano = human power.
    * espacio físico = physical space.
    * estado físico = physical state, physical condition.
    * facultad física = physical faculty.
    * físico-químico = physicochemical.
    * forma física = physical condition.
    * habilidad física = physical ability.
    * hacer ejercicio físico = work out.
    * impedidos físicos, los = disabled people.
    * incapacidad física = physical disability.
    * instalación para el ejercicio físico = physical facility.
    * integridad física = life and limb, physical condition.
    * libro físico = physical book.
    * lugar físico = physical place.
    * maltratador físico = batterer.
    * maltrato físico = personal abuse.
    * mantenerse en buen estado físico = keep + fit.
    * mantenimiento físico = keep-fit.
    * minusvalía física = physical handicap.
    * ordenación física = physical arrangement.
    * postura física = physical posture.
    * relativo al espacio físico = spatial.
    * salud física = physical health.
    * síntoma físico = physical symptom.
    * terapia física = physical therapy.
    * unidad física = item.
    * vehículo propulsado por el esfuerzo físico humano = human-powered vehicle.

    Spanish-English dictionary > físico2

  • 2 síntoma

    m.
    1 symptom, concomitant phenomenon that accompanies a particular disease and serves as its indication.
    2 symptom, clue, indication, signal.
    * * *
    1 symptom
    * * *
    noun m.
    * * *
    SM
    1) (Med) symptom
    2) (=señal) sign, indication
    * * *
    masculino (Med) symptom; ( señal) sign, indication
    * * *
    Ex. Drawing largely on investigative work done on other professions, they have suggested that reference librarians too exhibit symptoms of what has been called 'avoidance behaviour'.
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    * atacar un síntoma = attack + symptom.
    * síntoma físico = physical symptom.
    * síntomas de abstinencia = withdrawal symptoms.
    * tratar síntomas = treat + symptoms.
    * * *
    masculino (Med) symptom; ( señal) sign, indication
    * * *

    Ex: Drawing largely on investigative work done on other professions, they have suggested that reference librarians too exhibit symptoms of what has been called 'avoidance behaviour'.

    * atacar un síntoma = attack + symptom.
    * síntoma físico = physical symptom.
    * síntomas de abstinencia = withdrawal symptoms.
    * tratar síntomas = treat + symptoms.

    * * *
    1 ( Med) symptom
    2 (señal) sign, indication
    * * *

     

    síntoma sustantivo masculino (Med) symptom;
    ( señal) sign, indication
    síntoma sustantivo masculino
    1 Med symptom
    2 (indicio, señal) sign
    ' síntoma' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    índice
    - aparecer
    - desaparecer
    - inquietante
    - molesto
    - presentar
    English:
    sign
    - symptom
    * * *
    1. [de enfermedad] symptom;
    presenta síntomas de congelación en el pie his foot shows signs of frostbite
    2. [señal, signo] sign;
    hay síntomas de mejoría en la economía there are signs of improvement in the economy
    * * *
    m symptom
    * * *
    : symptom
    * * *
    síntoma n symptom

    Spanish-English dictionary > síntoma

  • 3 síntoma físico

    Ex. Somatization is the expression of physical symptoms in the absence of medically explained physical illness.
    * * *

    Ex: Somatization is the expression of physical symptoms in the absence of medically explained physical illness.

    Spanish-English dictionary > síntoma físico

  • 4 físico

    adj.
    1 physical, substantial, material.
    2 carnal.
    3 corporal.
    m.
    1 physicist, specialist in physics.
    2 physique, looks, constitution.
    * * *
    1 physical
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 (profesión) physicist
    1 (aspecto) physique
    ————————
    1 (aspecto) physique
    * * *
    1. (f. - física)
    adj.
    2. (f. - física)
    noun
    3. noun m.
    * * *
    físico, -a
    1. ADJ
    2) Caribe (=melindroso) finicky; (=afectado) affected
    2. SM / F
    1) (=científico) physicist

    físico/a nuclear — nuclear physicist

    2) (=médico) physician
    3.
    SM (Anat) physique; (=aspecto) appearance, looks pl
    física
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    I
    - ca adjetivo physical
    II
    - ca masculino, femenino
    2) físico masculino (cuerpo - de hombre, atleta) physique; (- de mujer) figure; ( apariencia) appearance
    * * *
    I
    - ca adjetivo physical
    II
    - ca masculino, femenino
    2) físico masculino (cuerpo - de hombre, atleta) physique; (- de mujer) figure; ( apariencia) appearance
    * * *
    físico1

    Ex: Rapid electrical counting appeared soon after the physicists found it desirable to count cosmic rays.

    físico2
    2 = physical, corporeal.

    Ex: Accessibility to the documents stored in files is an important factor, so the physical storage is important.

    Ex: In particular, body piercings, tattoos, self-mutilation, cosmetic surgery and eating disorders all form part of American culture's obsession with corporeal malleability and the body as a form of adornment.
    * abuso físico = personal abuse, physical abuse.
    * acoso físico = physical harassment.
    * actividad física = physical activity.
    * agotamiento físico y mental = attrition.
    * agresión física = physical aggression.
    * área de descripción física = physical description area.
    * bibliografía física = physical bibliography.
    * biblioteca física = physical library, brick and mortar library.
    * capacidad física = physical capability.
    * capital físico = physical capital.
    * clase de educación física = physical education class.
    * contacto físico = physical contact.
    * daño físico = bodily harm, physical injury.
    * descripción física = physical description.
    * disminuidos físicos, los = physically handicapped, the, physically disabled, the.
    * educación física = physical education.
    * enfermedad física = physical illness.
    * en forma física y mental = physically and mentally fit.
    * en pleno uso de + Posesivo + facultades físicas y mentales = physically and mentally fit.
    * esfuerzo físico humano = human power.
    * espacio físico = physical space.
    * estado físico = physical state, physical condition.
    * facultad física = physical faculty.
    * físico-químico = physicochemical.
    * forma física = physical condition.
    * habilidad física = physical ability.
    * hacer ejercicio físico = work out.
    * impedidos físicos, los = disabled people.
    * incapacidad física = physical disability.
    * instalación para el ejercicio físico = physical facility.
    * integridad física = life and limb, physical condition.
    * libro físico = physical book.
    * lugar físico = physical place.
    * maltratador físico = batterer.
    * maltrato físico = personal abuse.
    * mantenerse en buen estado físico = keep + fit.
    * mantenimiento físico = keep-fit.
    * minusvalía física = physical handicap.
    * ordenación física = physical arrangement.
    * postura física = physical posture.
    * relativo al espacio físico = spatial.
    * salud física = physical health.
    * síntoma físico = physical symptom.
    * terapia física = physical therapy.
    * unidad física = item.
    * vehículo propulsado por el esfuerzo físico humano = human-powered vehicle.

    * * *
    físico1 -ca
    1 (del cuerpo) physical
    2 ‹ciencias› physical
    3 ‹fenómeno/universo› physical
    4 ‹mapa› physical
    físico2 -ca
    masculine, feminine
    A ( Fís) physicist
    Compuesto:
    físico nuclear, fisíca nuclear
    masculine, feminine nuclear physicist
    B
    1 (cuerpode un hombre) physique; (— de una mujer) figure; (— de un atleta) physique
    2 (apariencia) appearance
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    físico 1
    ◊ -ca adjetivo

    physical
    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino
    physicist
    físico 2 sustantivo masculino ( cuerpo — de hombre, atleta) physique;

    (— de mujer) figure;
    ( apariencia) appearance
    físico,-a
    I adjetivo physical
    II m,f (especialista) physicist
    III sustantivo masculino physique
    ' físico' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    ambiente
    - ámbito
    - daño
    - defecto
    - desazón
    - destemplada
    - destemplado
    - discapacitada
    - discapacitado
    - ejercicio
    - física
    - fuerza
    - malestar
    - paliza
    - parecerse
    - pesar
    - retrasada
    - retrasado
    - retraso
    - corregir
    - descuidar
    - desgaste
    - disminuido
    - dolor
    - entrenador
    - impedimento
    - lamento
    - minusválido
    - parecer
    - pelea
    - pelear
    - persecución
    - presencia
    - resistencia
    - sólido
    - sostén
    - vanidoso
    English:
    aspect
    - attack
    - bodily
    - build
    - conditioning
    - conducive
    - distress
    - exercise
    - feeling
    - fit
    - fitness
    - fitness training
    - handicapped
    - pain
    - physical
    - physicist
    - physique
    - position
    - shock
    - solid
    - strain
    - handicap
    - hard
    - physically
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    físico, -a
    adj
    1. [de la física] physical
    2. [geografía, mapa] physical
    3. [del cuerpo] physical
    4. Cuba, Méx Fam [melindroso] finicky
    nm,f
    [persona] physicist
    nm
    [complexión] [de hombre, atleta] physique; [de mujer] figure;
    una modelo con un físico impresionante a model with a stunning figure;
    tiene un físico atlético he has an athletic physique
    * * *
    I adj physical
    II m, física f physicist
    III m de una persona physique
    * * *
    físico, -ca adj
    : physical
    físicamente adv
    físico, -ca n
    : physicist
    : physique, figure
    * * *
    físico1 adj physical
    1. (científico) physicist
    2. (aspecto) body

    Spanish-English dictionary > físico

  • 5 señal

    f.
    1 signal, sign, earmark, token.
    2 sign, indication.
    3 trace, vestige.
    4 scar.
    5 landmark, boundary marker.
    6 signal, transmission.
    7 token payment, deposit, payment on flat, returnable security.
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    1 (signo) sign, indication
    2 (marca) mark; (en libro) bookmark
    3 (aviso, comunicación) signal
    4 (placa, letrero) sign
    5 (vestigio) trace
    6 (cicatriz) scar
    8 (de pago) deposit
    \
    dar señales de vida to show signs of life
    dejar señal to leave a mark
    dejar una señal (dinero) to leave a deposit
    en señal de as a sign of, as a token of
    hacer señales a alguien to signal to somebody
    ni señal not a trace
    ser buena señal / ser mala señal to be a good sign / be a bad sign
    señal de alarma alarm signal
    señal de comunicar engaged tone, US busy signal
    señal de la cruz RELIGIÓN sign of the cross
    señal de llamada (teléfono) dialling tone, US dial tone
    señal de tráfico road sign
    * * *
    noun f.
    2) sign
    4) mark
    * * *
    SF
    1) [de aviso] [gen] signal; (=letrero) sign

    dar la señal de o para algo — to give the signal for sth

    hacer una señal a algn — [con un gesto cualquiera] to gesture to sb; [ya acordada] to signal to sb

    señal de alarma[ante un peligro] warning signal; (=síntoma) warning sign

    señal de la victoria — victory sign, V-sign

    señal de salida — (Dep, Ferro) starting signal

    2) (Aut) sign

    señal de circulación — traffic sign, road sign

    señal de tráfico — traffic sign, road sign

    3) (=indicio) sign

    es buena señal — it's a good sign

    dar señales de algo — to show signs of sth

    en señal de algo — as a sign of sth

    en señal de respetoas a mark o sign of respect

    4) (=marca) mark

    haz una señal en los paquetes urgentes — put a mark on the express parcels, mark the express parcels

    5) (Med) (=síntoma) symptom
    6) (Com, Econ) (=depósito) deposit
    7) (Radio) signal
    8) (Telec) [al teléfono] tone; [en contestador] beep, tone

    señal de comunicando — engaged tone, busy signal (EEUU)

    señal de llamada — dialling tone, ringing o (EEUU) ring tone

    señal de ocupado LAm engaged tone, busy signal (EEUU)

    * * *
    1)
    a) (aviso, letrero) sign

    señales de tráfico or circulación — traffic signs

    señal de peligro/stop/estacionamiento prohibido — danger/stop/no parking sign

    b) ( signo) signal

    señal de auxilio or socorro — distress signal

    c) (Ferr) signal
    2) (marca, huella)
    3) (Rad, TV) signal; (Telec)

    la señal para marcarthe dial (AmE) o (BrE) dialling tone

    la señal de ocupado or (Esp) comunicando — the busy signal (AmE), the engaged tone (BrE)

    4) ( indicio) sign

    en señal de protestaas a sign o gesture of protest

    5) (Esp) (Com) ( depósito) deposit, down payment

    dar or dejar una señal — to leave a deposit o down payment

    * * *
    = clue, cue, indication, sign, sign, mark, tick, check, signal, check mark [checkmark], deposit, security deposit.
    Ex. Certainly it will always be necessary to examine the document content, concentrating particularly on the clues offered by the title, the contents page, chapter headings, and any abstracts, introduction, prefaces or other preliminary matter.
    Ex. The computer is programmed to recognise cues such as prepositions and punctuation.
    Ex. Clearly, the only totally adequate indication of the content of a document is the text of the document in its entirety.
    Ex. Standard advertising mechanisms, such as spots on radio and television, signs in buses and on billboards, and widely disseminated leaflets are used if money is available.
    Ex. The tell-tale signs that mark a KWOC index include in a KWOC index all of the words that appear as headings have been extracted from titles.
    Ex. Representations can be stored and communicated through different physical media: marks, signs, waves, card, vinyl, magnetic tape, and so on.
    Ex. Those terms to appear in the lead position, ie are required as access terms, are indicated usually by placing a tick (check) over them.
    Ex. Those terms to appear in the lead position, ie are required as access terms, are indicated usually by placing a tick ( check) over them.
    Ex. Communication satellites act as relay stations, by capturing the signals which arrive from the earth and retransmitting them on a different carrier frequency.
    Ex. A small check mark beside a heading can indicate that the heading was found in the source.
    Ex. Accommodation deposit will be refunded minus $25 handling fee.
    Ex. Legal aid needs of off-campus students are greater due to possible disagreements concerning tenancy, security deposits, utility bills, exterminators, and increased risk of traffic tickets and accidents.
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    * activar una señal = activate + signal.
    * como señal de + Posesivo + agradecimiento = as a token of + Posesivo + appreciation.
    * como señal de + Posesivo + gratitud = as a token of + Posesivo + gratitude.
    * con pelos y señales = blow-by-blow.
    * conversor de señal analógica a digital = analogue-to-digital converter.
    * dar la señal = give + the word, give + the signal.
    * dar la señal de alarma = sound + the clarion.
    * dar la señal de alerta = sound + the clarion.
    * dar la señal de estar listo = prompt.
    * dar señales de = show + signs of.
    * dar señales de vida = show + signs of life.
    * detectar una señal = detect + signal.
    * emitir una señal = beam + signal, emit + signal.
    * en señal de = as a token of, as a sign of.
    * en señal de agradecimiento = appreciatively.
    * en señal de conformidad = approvingly.
    * en señal de protesta = in protest.
    * enviar una señal = send + signal.
    * fuerza de la señal = signal strength, tower strength.
    * no haber muchas señales de que = there + be + little sign of.
    * no haber señal de que = there + be + no sign of.
    * no tener noticias es buena señal = no news is good news.
    * ofrenda en señal de paz = peace offering.
    * pelos y señales = chapter and verse.
    * poner una señal = put up + a sign, put up + a notice.
    * poner una señal de aviso = post + a warning, post + a warning sign.
    * potencia de la señal = signal strength.
    * procesamiento de señales = signal processing.
    * que no hay noticias es buena señal = no news is good news.
    * señal analógica = analog signal.
    * señal con la cabeza = nod.
    * señal de advertencia = safety notice.
    * señal de alarma = alarm signal, clarion call.
    * señal de alerta = early warning signal, clarion call, warning sign, warning signal.
    * señal de ampliación = extension sign.
    * señal de aviso = early warning signal, warning sign, warning signal.
    * señal de aviso de incendio = fire warning.
    * señal de carretera = road sign.
    * señal de circulación = road sign.
    * señal de depósito = security deposit.
    * señal de entrada prohibida = No Entry sign.
    * señal de humo = smoke signal.
    * señal de peligro = danger signal.
    * señal de prohibido el paso = No Entry sign.
    * señal de radio = radio signal.
    * señal de semáforo = semaphore.
    * señal de stop = stop sign.
    * señal de tráfico = road sign.
    * señal digital = digital signal.
    * señal eléctrica = electric signal, electrical signal.
    * señal identificadora = tell-tale sign.
    * señal indicadora = signpost.
    * señal lógica = logical signal.
    * señal luminosa = beacon.
    * señal reveladora = tell-tale indication.
    * señal vial = road sign.
    * ser muy buena señal = bode + well.
    * transmitir una señal = transmit + signal.
    * * *
    1)
    a) (aviso, letrero) sign

    señales de tráfico or circulación — traffic signs

    señal de peligro/stop/estacionamiento prohibido — danger/stop/no parking sign

    b) ( signo) signal

    señal de auxilio or socorro — distress signal

    c) (Ferr) signal
    2) (marca, huella)
    3) (Rad, TV) signal; (Telec)

    la señal para marcarthe dial (AmE) o (BrE) dialling tone

    la señal de ocupado or (Esp) comunicando — the busy signal (AmE), the engaged tone (BrE)

    4) ( indicio) sign

    en señal de protestaas a sign o gesture of protest

    5) (Esp) (Com) ( depósito) deposit, down payment

    dar or dejar una señal — to leave a deposit o down payment

    * * *
    = clue, cue, indication, sign, sign, mark, tick, check, signal, check mark [checkmark], deposit, security deposit.

    Ex: Certainly it will always be necessary to examine the document content, concentrating particularly on the clues offered by the title, the contents page, chapter headings, and any abstracts, introduction, prefaces or other preliminary matter.

    Ex: The computer is programmed to recognise cues such as prepositions and punctuation.
    Ex: Clearly, the only totally adequate indication of the content of a document is the text of the document in its entirety.
    Ex: Standard advertising mechanisms, such as spots on radio and television, signs in buses and on billboards, and widely disseminated leaflets are used if money is available.
    Ex: The tell-tale signs that mark a KWOC index include in a KWOC index all of the words that appear as headings have been extracted from titles.
    Ex: Representations can be stored and communicated through different physical media: marks, signs, waves, card, vinyl, magnetic tape, and so on.
    Ex: Those terms to appear in the lead position, ie are required as access terms, are indicated usually by placing a tick (check) over them.
    Ex: Those terms to appear in the lead position, ie are required as access terms, are indicated usually by placing a tick ( check) over them.
    Ex: Communication satellites act as relay stations, by capturing the signals which arrive from the earth and retransmitting them on a different carrier frequency.
    Ex: A small check mark beside a heading can indicate that the heading was found in the source.
    Ex: Accommodation deposit will be refunded minus $25 handling fee.
    Ex: Legal aid needs of off-campus students are greater due to possible disagreements concerning tenancy, security deposits, utility bills, exterminators, and increased risk of traffic tickets and accidents.
    * activar una señal = activate + signal.
    * como señal de + Posesivo + agradecimiento = as a token of + Posesivo + appreciation.
    * como señal de + Posesivo + gratitud = as a token of + Posesivo + gratitude.
    * con pelos y señales = blow-by-blow.
    * conversor de señal analógica a digital = analogue-to-digital converter.
    * dar la señal = give + the word, give + the signal.
    * dar la señal de alarma = sound + the clarion.
    * dar la señal de alerta = sound + the clarion.
    * dar la señal de estar listo = prompt.
    * dar señales de = show + signs of.
    * dar señales de vida = show + signs of life.
    * detectar una señal = detect + signal.
    * emitir una señal = beam + signal, emit + signal.
    * en señal de = as a token of, as a sign of.
    * en señal de agradecimiento = appreciatively.
    * en señal de conformidad = approvingly.
    * en señal de protesta = in protest.
    * enviar una señal = send + signal.
    * fuerza de la señal = signal strength, tower strength.
    * no haber muchas señales de que = there + be + little sign of.
    * no haber señal de que = there + be + no sign of.
    * no tener noticias es buena señal = no news is good news.
    * ofrenda en señal de paz = peace offering.
    * pelos y señales = chapter and verse.
    * poner una señal = put up + a sign, put up + a notice.
    * poner una señal de aviso = post + a warning, post + a warning sign.
    * potencia de la señal = signal strength.
    * procesamiento de señales = signal processing.
    * que no hay noticias es buena señal = no news is good news.
    * señal analógica = analog signal.
    * señal con la cabeza = nod.
    * señal de advertencia = safety notice.
    * señal de alarma = alarm signal, clarion call.
    * señal de alerta = early warning signal, clarion call, warning sign, warning signal.
    * señal de ampliación = extension sign.
    * señal de aviso = early warning signal, warning sign, warning signal.
    * señal de aviso de incendio = fire warning.
    * señal de carretera = road sign.
    * señal de circulación = road sign.
    * señal de depósito = security deposit.
    * señal de entrada prohibida = No Entry sign.
    * señal de humo = smoke signal.
    * señal de peligro = danger signal.
    * señal de prohibido el paso = No Entry sign.
    * señal de radio = radio signal.
    * señal de semáforo = semaphore.
    * señal de stop = stop sign.
    * señal de tráfico = road sign.
    * señal digital = digital signal.
    * señal eléctrica = electric signal, electrical signal.
    * señal identificadora = tell-tale sign.
    * señal indicadora = signpost.
    * señal lógica = logical signal.
    * señal luminosa = beacon.
    * señal reveladora = tell-tale indication.
    * señal vial = road sign.
    * ser muy buena señal = bode + well.
    * transmitir una señal = transmit + signal.

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    A
    1 (aviso, letrero) sign
    señales de tráfico or circulación traffic signs
    señal de peligro/stop/estacionamiento prohibido danger/stop/no parking sign
    2 (signo) signal
    al oír la señal convenida on hearing the agreed signal
    dio la señal de salida he gave the starting signal
    nos hacía señales con la mano para que nos acercáramos she was signaling o gesturing for us to come nearer
    salió haciendo con los dedos la señal de la victoria he gave the victory sign o V sign as he came out
    señales de humo smoke signals
    señal de auxilio or socorro distress signal
    3 ( Ferr) signal
    Compuesto:
    sign of the cross
    B
    (marca, huella): pon una señal en la página para saber por dónde vas mark the page so you know where you've got up to
    el cuerpo no presentaba señales de violencia there were no marks on the body which might point to the use of violence, the body showed no signs of violent treatment
    descuelgue y espere la señal para marcar lift the receiver and wait for the dial ( AmE) o ( BrE) dialling tone
    la señal de ocupado or ( Esp) comunicando the busy signal ( AmE), the engaged tone ( BrE)
    la señal nos llega vía satélite the signal comes to us via satellite
    la señal llega muy débil the reception is very poor
    Compuesto:
    time signal
    D (indicio) sign
    ¿todavía no te han contestado? mala señal haven't you heard from them yet? that's a bad sign
    el accidentado no daba señales de vida the victim showed no signs of life
    hace mucho tiempo que no da señales de vida ( fam); nobody has seen hide nor hair of him for ages ( colloq)
    continuó sin dar señales de cansancio she carried on without showing any sign of tiring o without appearing to get at all tired
    ¡antes no se veían estas cosas! — ¡señal de que los tiempos cambian! you never used to see that sort of thing — well, it's a sign of the times
    el aluvión sepultó totalmente el pueblo, no quedó ni señal the mudslide submerged the village completely, leaving no trace of its existence
    en señal de protesta as a sign o gesture of protest
    intercambiaron anillos en señal de amor y fidelidad they exchanged rings as a token of love and fidelity
    E ( Esp) ( Com) (depósito) deposit, down payment
    dar or dejar una señal to leave a deposit o down payment
    * * *

     

    señal sustantivo femenino
    1
    a) (aviso, letrero) sign;


    Sseñal de la Cruz sign of the cross
    b) ( signo) signal;

    nos hacía señales para que nos acercáramos she was signaling o gesturing for us to come nearer;

    señal de auxilio or socorro distress signal
    c) (Ferr) signal

    2 (marca, huella):

    señales de violencia signs of violence
    3
    a) (Rad, TV) signal

    b) (Telec):

    la señal para marcar the dial (AmE) o (BrE) dialling tone;

    la señal de ocupado or (Esp) comunicando the busy signal (AmE), the engaged tone (BrE)
    4 ( indicio) sign;

    no daba señales de vida he showed no signs of life;
    en señal de respeto/amor as a token of respect/love
    5 (Esp) (Com) ( depósito) deposit, down payment
    señal sustantivo femenino
    1 (muestra) sign
    en señal de respeto/duelo, as a sign/token of respect/mourning
    2 (con la mano, el rostro) sign
    hacer señales a alguien, to signal to sb
    3 (huella, indicio) trace, sign: la operación le dejó una señal, the operation left a scar
    4 Tel tone
    señal de llamada, dialling, US dial tone
    5 Com (anticipo) deposit: dejar una señal, to leave a deposit
    6 Auto señal de tráfico, road sign
    ' señal' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    amago
    - aparato
    - captar
    - codazo
    - emitir
    - estampar
    - hierro
    - horario-a
    - huella
    - impresión
    - índice
    - indicio
    - patear
    - rebasar
    - rendir
    - roce
    - seña
    - significar
    - signo
    - silbar
    - síntoma
    - sonora
    - sonoro
    - sudaca
    - baliza
    - dirección
    - disco
    - impacto
    - inclinar
    - indicador
    - intermitente
    - marca
    - marcar
    - mojón
    - muestra
    - prenda
    - presagio
    - protesta
    - punto
    - rastro
    - respetar
    - silbido
    - transmisión
    - transmitir
    English:
    bookmark
    - busy signal
    - deposit
    - dialling tone
    - distress signal
    - engaged
    - evidence
    - mark
    - marker
    - motion
    - omen
    - ominous
    - pip
    - pledge
    - road sign
    - scar
    - scour
    - send out
    - sign
    - signal
    - stop sign
    - tick
    - token
    - traffic sign
    - warning sign
    - watermark
    - blinker
    - bode
    - breeding
    - busy
    - danger
    - flash
    - hand
    - peace
    - protest
    - road
    - signpost
    - smoke
    - tone
    - trace
    - walk
    * * *
    señal nf
    1. [gesto, sonido, acción] signal;
    la señal convenida eran tres golpes en la puerta the signal they agreed on was three knocks on the door;
    cuando dé la señal empujamos todos a la vez when I give the signal, everyone push together;
    el guardia nos hizo una señal de o [m5] para que pasáramos the guard signalled to us to go through
    señal de alarma alarm signal;
    las señales horarias [en la radio] the time signal, Br the pips;
    señales de humo smoke signals;
    señal de peligro danger sign;
    señal de salida starting signal;
    señal de socorro distress signal
    2. Ferroc signal
    3. [tono telefónico] tone
    señal de comunicando Br engaged tone, US busy signal; Méx señal de libre Br dialling o US dial tone;
    señal de llamada ringing tone;
    señal de o para marcar Br dialling o US dial tone;
    señal de ocupado Br engaged tone, US busy signal;
    señal de portadora carrier signal
    4. [símbolo] sign;
    una señal de prohibido adelantar a no overtaking sign;
    en señal de as a mark o sign of;
    en señal de duelo/buena voluntad as a sign of mourning/goodwill
    señal de circulación road sign;
    señal de la cruz sign of the Cross;
    señal indicadora (de dirección) [en carretera] signpost;
    5. [indicio] sign;
    esto es señal de que están interesados this is a sign that o this shows they're interested;
    dar señales de vida to show signs of life;
    el temporal no daba señales de remitir the storm showed no sign of abating;
    ser buena/mala señal to be a good/bad sign
    6. [marca, huella] mark;
    hice o [m5] puse una señal en las cajas con ropa I marked o put a mark on the boxes with clothes inside;
    el cuerpo presentaba señales de descomposición the body showed signs of decomposition;
    no quedó ni señal de él there was no sign of him left;
    no dejó ni señal she didn't leave a trace
    7. [cicatriz] scar, mark;
    te va a quedar señal you'll have a scar
    8. [fianza] deposit;
    dar o [m5] dejar una señal to leave a deposit
    * * *
    f
    1 signal;
    señal de prohibición prohibition disk
    2 fig
    sign, trace;
    dar señales de vida get in touch;
    en señal de amistad, amor as a token of, as a mark of
    3 COM deposit, downpayment;
    dejar una señal leave a deposit o downpayment
    4 TELEC tone
    * * *
    señal nf
    1) : signal
    2) : sign
    señal de tráfico: traffic sign
    3) indicio: indication
    en señal de: as a token of
    4) vestigio: trace, vestige
    5) : scar, mark
    6) : deposit, down payment
    * * *
    1. (indicio) sign
    2. (marca) mark
    3. (signo) signal
    hacer señales to signal / to gesture

    Spanish-English dictionary > señal

  • 6 síntoma

    'sintoma
    m
    1) Symptom n
    2) MED Symptom n

    síntoma de abstinencia/síntoma de privación — Entzugserscheinung f

    sustantivo masculino
    síntoma
    síntoma ['siDC489F9Dn̩DC489F9Dtoma]
    Symptom neutro

    Diccionario Español-Alemán > síntoma

  • 7 Iglesia de Inglaterra, la

    = Church of England, the
    Ex. Which is a more effective location is a question that can be explored, but we do need to avoid the situation faced by other in situations developed in past ages, like the Church of England, whose physical plant (the church buildings) is over-provided for the denuded rural areas and under-provided for the city.

    Spanish-English dictionary > Iglesia de Inglaterra, la

  • 8 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

  • 9 a groso modo

    Ex. Just as we can recognize stages of physical growth so we can isolate, rather crudely but nevertheless usefully, stages of psychological growth that have relevance to our theme.
    * * *

    Ex: Just as we can recognize stages of physical growth so we can isolate, rather crudely but nevertheless usefully, stages of psychological growth that have relevance to our theme.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a groso modo

  • 10 a primera vista

    (adj.) = 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
    Ex. This definitely one of its strengths, even if the schedules may seem a little daunting on first acquaintance.
    Ex. At first sight, there seems to be no good reason to distinguish between telecommunication networks and data networks.
    Ex. On first inspection it may appear that the words used in indexes to represent concepts can merely be determined by considering normal usage.
    Ex. On the face of it, that sounds like an even more difficult concept to comprehend, let alone implement in a working model.
    Ex. At first blush, nothing seemed particularly ominous about the formation of the ad hoc committee.
    Ex. We have already noted that at first glance the outline of main classes appears traditional.
    Ex. Finally, libraries as a physical environment seem on the surface the least likely to exist in a digital future.
    Ex. Ordinarily a distributor of a libel would be prima facie liable.
    Ex. The first-blush reaction to their astonishing long-term strategy for achieving national energy independence is that they must be joking.
    * * *
    (adj.) = 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

    Ex: This definitely one of its strengths, even if the schedules may seem a little daunting on first acquaintance.

    Ex: At first sight, there seems to be no good reason to distinguish between telecommunication networks and data networks.
    Ex: On first inspection it may appear that the words used in indexes to represent concepts can merely be determined by considering normal usage.
    Ex: On the face of it, that sounds like an even more difficult concept to comprehend, let alone implement in a working model.
    Ex: At first blush, nothing seemed particularly ominous about the formation of the ad hoc committee.
    Ex: We have already noted that at first glance the outline of main classes appears traditional.
    Ex: Finally, libraries as a physical environment seem on the surface the least likely to exist in a digital future.
    Ex: Ordinarily a distributor of a libel would be prima facie liable.
    Ex: The first-blush reaction to their astonishing long-term strategy for achieving national energy independence is that they must be joking.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a primera vista

  • 11 a priori

    adv.
    a priori, beforehand, from what goes before.
    * * *
    a priori
    * * *
    ADV
    1) (=antes) [gen] beforehand; [juzgar] in advance
    2) (Lógica, Jur) a priori
    * * *
    locución adverbial a priori (frml)

    un argumento a priori — (loc adj) an a priori argument

    * * *
    = proactive [pro-active], foresight, a priori, on the surface
    Ex. Compiling information of this nature requires a proactive and not a reactive approach to the task.
    Ex. This article notes that hindsight is always easier than foresight, and that some of these predictions should have been correct.
    Ex. Explicit differentiation is made between a priori relationships, ie those that are known in advance of scanning any particular document, and a posteriori relationships, ie those which are found only by scanning a particular document.
    Ex. Finally, libraries as a physical environment seem on the surface the least likely to exist in a digital future.
    * * *
    locución adverbial a priori (frml)

    un argumento a priori — (loc adj) an a priori argument

    * * *
    = proactive [pro-active], foresight, a priori, on the surface

    Ex: Compiling information of this nature requires a proactive and not a reactive approach to the task.

    Ex: This article notes that hindsight is always easier than foresight, and that some of these predictions should have been correct.
    Ex: Explicit differentiation is made between a priori relationships, ie those that are known in advance of scanning any particular document, and a posteriori relationships, ie those which are found only by scanning a particular document.
    Ex: Finally, libraries as a physical environment seem on the surface the least likely to exist in a digital future.

    * * *
    a priori ( frml)
    es difícil decidir a priori cuál es el mejor it's difficult to decide in advance o a priori which is the best one
    un argumento a priori ( loc adj) an a priori argument
    * * *
    1. [con antelación] in advance;
    es difícil saber a priori qué va a pasar it's difficult to know what will happen beforehand, it's difficult to know in advance what will happen
    2. Der & Filosofía a priori
    * * *
    adj & adv a priori

    Spanish-English dictionary > a priori

  • 12 abogado sin escrúpulos

    (n.) = shyster, shark lawyer
    Ex. When loss of physical and mental rigor is accompanied by financial problems, the retiree may reject himself and fall victim to the con man and shyster.
    Ex. If you find one of these 'shark lawyers' who can win any case for the right price, hire him immediately.
    * * *
    (n.) = shyster, shark lawyer

    Ex: When loss of physical and mental rigor is accompanied by financial problems, the retiree may reject himself and fall victim to the con man and shyster.

    Ex: If you find one of these 'shark lawyers' who can win any case for the right price, hire him immediately.

    Spanish-English dictionary > abogado sin escrúpulos

  • 13 abono orgánico

    m.
    organic fertilizer, natural manure, organic manure.
    * * *
    (n.) = compost
    Ex. Physical characteristics of the compost ingredients, including moisture content and particle size, affect the rate at which composting occurs.
    * * *
    (n.) = compost

    Ex: Physical characteristics of the compost ingredients, including moisture content and particle size, affect the rate at which composting occurs.

    * * *
    organic fertilizer

    Spanish-English dictionary > abono orgánico

  • 14 abuso

    m.
    1 scandal, sin.
    2 abuse, bad use, misuse.
    3 abusive act, abuse.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: abusar.
    * * *
    1 abuse, misuse
    2 (injusticia) injustice
    \
    abuso de confianza betrayal of trust, breach of faith
    abusos deshonestos indecent assault sing
    * * *
    noun m.
    * * *
    SM
    1) (=extralimitación) [de privilegios, cargo, fondos] abuse

    cuando hay abuso de amistad — when unfair demands are made on friendship, when there are impositions made on friendship

    abuso de confianza — (Pol, Econ) breach of trust, betrayal of trust

    2) (=uso excesivo) [de tabaco, drogas] abuse; [de disolventes, pesticidas] overuse

    había un abuso de adjetivos en el textothere was too much o excessive use of adjectives in the text

    3) (tb: abuso sexual) sexual abuse
    * * *
    a) ( uso excesivo) abuse
    b) (de hospitalidad, generosidad)
    c) ( injusticia) outrage
    * * *
    = abuse, encroachment, breach, indulgence, mistreatment, daylight robbery.
    Ex. I believe that the emphasis on abuse of title entry in the name of speeding up cataloging is not the question of a title entry versus other entries, it is the question of simplification.
    Ex. It is really up to us to decide whether or not we can sustain that entity against the challenges and the encroachments that threaten it.
    Ex. The key is through controls, which must be built in so that breaches are detected.
    Ex. This information method allows for the creation of mechanical systems that combine looseness with indulgence.
    Ex. Centuries of mistreatment and bad handling, together with the environmental conditions have contributed greatly to the poor condition of the manuscripts.
    Ex. Health-care price hike is daylight robbery.
    ----
    * abuso de confianza = betrayal of trust, breach of trust.
    * abuso de información confidencial = insider trading, insider dealing.
    * abuso de información privilegiada = insider trading, insider dealing.
    * abuso del alcohol = alcohol abuse.
    * abuso de las drogas = drug abuse.
    * abuso de menores = child abuse.
    * abuso de poder = abuse of power.
    * abuso de sustancias nocivas = substance abuse.
    * abuso emocional = emotional abuse.
    * abuso físico = personal abuse, physical abuse.
    * abusos = overindulgence.
    * abuso sexual = sexual abuse, molestation.
    * abuso sicológico = psychological abuse.
    * abuso verbal = verbal abuse.
    * * *
    a) ( uso excesivo) abuse
    b) (de hospitalidad, generosidad)
    c) ( injusticia) outrage
    * * *
    = abuse, encroachment, breach, indulgence, mistreatment, daylight robbery.

    Ex: I believe that the emphasis on abuse of title entry in the name of speeding up cataloging is not the question of a title entry versus other entries, it is the question of simplification.

    Ex: It is really up to us to decide whether or not we can sustain that entity against the challenges and the encroachments that threaten it.
    Ex: The key is through controls, which must be built in so that breaches are detected.
    Ex: This information method allows for the creation of mechanical systems that combine looseness with indulgence.
    Ex: Centuries of mistreatment and bad handling, together with the environmental conditions have contributed greatly to the poor condition of the manuscripts.
    Ex: Health-care price hike is daylight robbery.
    * abuso de confianza = betrayal of trust, breach of trust.
    * abuso de información confidencial = insider trading, insider dealing.
    * abuso de información privilegiada = insider trading, insider dealing.
    * abuso del alcohol = alcohol abuse.
    * abuso de las drogas = drug abuse.
    * abuso de menores = child abuse.
    * abuso de poder = abuse of power.
    * abuso de sustancias nocivas = substance abuse.
    * abuso emocional = emotional abuse.
    * abuso físico = personal abuse, physical abuse.
    * abusos = overindulgence.
    * abuso sexual = sexual abuse, molestation.
    * abuso sicológico = psychological abuse.
    * abuso verbal = verbal abuse.

    * * *
    el abuso en la bebida alcohol abuse
    se ha hecho uso y abuso de esta metáfora this metaphor has been used time and again
    2 (injusticia) outrage
    es un abuso que nos traten así it's outrageous o an outrage that we should be treated in this way
    Compuestos:
    masculine abuse of authority
    masculine ( Der) breach of trust o confidence
    ¡qué abuso de confianza! ( fam); what a nerve! ( colloq)
    mpl indecent assault
    sexual o sex abuse
    masculine child abuse
    para prevenir el abuso sexual infantil to prevent child abuse, to prevent children being sexually abused
    * * *

    Del verbo abusar: ( conjugate abusar)

    abuso es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    abusó es:

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

    Multiple Entries:
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    abuso
    abusar ( conjugate abusar) verbo intransitivo
    1


    abuso de algo ‹de autoridad/posición/generosidad to abuse sth;
    no quisiera abuso de su amabilidad I don't want to impose (on you);
    abuso de algn ‹de padres/amigo› to take advantage of sb
    b) ( sexualmente) abuso de algn to sexually abuse sb

    2 ( usar en exceso):

    no se debe abuso del alcohol alcohol should be drunk in moderation
    abuso sustantivo masculino


    el abuso en la bebida excessive drinking;
    abusos deshonestos indecent assault;
    abuso sexual infantil child abuse
    b) (de hospitalidad, generosidad):


    ¡qué abuso de confianza! (fam) what a nerve! (colloq)

    ¡esto es un abuso! this is outrageous!;

    prestarse a abusos to lay itself open to abuse
    abusar verbo intransitivo
    1 (aprovecharse de) to take (unfair) advantage of: su familia abusa de su bondad, her family take advantage of her kindness
    (del poder, de la autoridad, etc) to abuse
    2 (consumir en exceso) abusar del alcohol, to drink too much o to excess
    3 Jur (de un menor, de una mujer) to abuse
    4 familiar ¡no abuses de mi paciencia!, don't try my patience
    abuso sustantivo masculino abuse
    abuso de confianza, abuse of trust
    abuso de poder, abuse of power
    abuso sexual, sexual abuse
    ' abuso' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    atropello
    - denunciar
    - levantarse
    - acabar
    - desmán
    - terminar
    English:
    abuse
    - breach
    - imposition
    - malpractice
    - mistreatment
    - misuse
    * * *
    abuso nm
    1. [uso excesivo] abuse (de of)
    abuso de autoridad abuse of authority;
    abuso de confianza breach of confidence;
    Der abusos deshonestos indecent assault;
    abuso de poder abuse of power;
    Com abuso de posición dominante abuse of a dominant position;
    abusos sexuales sexual abuse
    2. [atropello] scandal, outrage;
    ¡esto es un abuso! this is outrageous!
    * * *
    m abuse;
    estos precios son un abuso these prices are outrageous o an outrage
    * * *
    abuso nm
    1) : abuse
    2) : injustice, outrage
    * * *
    abuso n abuse

    Spanish-English dictionary > abuso

  • 15 abuso emocional

    m.
    emotional abuse.
    * * *
    Ex. Her husband Mickey drove her over the edge after years of physical and emotional abuse.
    * * *

    Ex: Her husband Mickey drove her over the edge after years of physical and emotional abuse.

    Spanish-English dictionary > abuso emocional

  • 16 abuso físico

    m.
    physical abuse.
    * * *
    (n.) = personal abuse, physical abuse
    Ex. Teachers across Britain are subjected to foul language, personal abuse, sexual insults and threats of violence by pupils every few minutes.
    Ex. Children growing up in households where aggression, physical abuse and other antisocial acts are the norm often act up in school.
    * * *
    (n.) = personal abuse, physical abuse

    Ex: Teachers across Britain are subjected to foul language, personal abuse, sexual insults and threats of violence by pupils every few minutes.

    Ex: Children growing up in households where aggression, physical abuse and other antisocial acts are the norm often act up in school.

    Spanish-English dictionary > abuso físico

  • 17 accesibilidad

    f.
    accessibility.
    * * *
    1 accessibility
    * * *
    * * *
    femenino accessibility
    * * *
    = accessibility, approachability, reachability.
    Ex. Accessibility to the documents stored in files is an important factor, so the physical storage is important.
    Ex. She always maintained that approachability is the first requirement of the reference librarian.
    Ex. Most important factors were reachability of the udder for the piglets and reachability of the sow and piglets for the stockman.
    ----
    * Accesibilidad Universal a la Información (UAP) = UAP (Universal Availability of Information).
    * * *
    femenino accessibility
    * * *
    = accessibility, approachability, reachability.

    Ex: Accessibility to the documents stored in files is an important factor, so the physical storage is important.

    Ex: She always maintained that approachability is the first requirement of the reference librarian.
    Ex: Most important factors were reachability of the udder for the piglets and reachability of the sow and piglets for the stockman.
    * Accesibilidad Universal a la Información (UAP) = UAP (Universal Availability of Information).

    * * *
    accessibility
    * * *
    accessibility;
    mejorar la accesibilidad de los discapacitados a edificios públicos to improve disabled access to public buildings
    * * *
    f accessibility
    * * *
    : accessibility

    Spanish-English dictionary > accesibilidad

  • 18 acción de averiguar y resolver problemas

    (n.) = troubleshooting [trouble shooting]
    Ex. In troubleshooting, it is important to treat the cause as well as the symptom of the problem = En la solución de problemas, es importante tratar tanto la causa como el síntoma del problema.
    * * *
    (n.) = troubleshooting [trouble shooting]

    Ex: In troubleshooting, it is important to treat the cause as well as the symptom of the problem = En la solución de problemas, es importante tratar tanto la causa como el síntoma del problema.

    Spanish-English dictionary > acción de averiguar y resolver problemas

  • 19 acorralar

    v.
    1 to corner (also figurative).
    El abogado arrinconó al acusado The lawyer put the defendant in a corner.
    2 to round up, to pen in, to pen up, to corral.
    3 to trap.
    * * *
    1 to corner (ganado) to pen in, round up
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    VT (Agr) [+ ganado] to pen, corral; (=arrinconar) to corner; (=intimidar) to intimidate
    * * *
    verbo transitivo
    a) <animal/fugitivo> to corner
    b) < ganado> to round up
    * * *
    = corner, hem + Nombre + in.
    Ex. Okay, the jig's up! Your dean or department chair corners you and says: 'I think it's high time you taught your Introduction to Library History course on the Internet'.
    Ex. The world of work is no longer constrained by the four physical dimensions of space and time that have hemmed us in for most of recorded history.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo
    a) <animal/fugitivo> to corner
    b) < ganado> to round up
    * * *
    = corner, hem + Nombre + in.

    Ex: Okay, the jig's up! Your dean or department chair corners you and says: 'I think it's high time you taught your Introduction to Library History course on the Internet'.

    Ex: The world of work is no longer constrained by the four physical dimensions of space and time that have hemmed us in for most of recorded history.

    * * *
    acorralar [A1 ]
    vt
    1 (rodear) to corner
    cuando se vio acorralado sacó el revólver when he saw he was cornered he drew his revolver
    acorralado por la jauría brought to bay o cornered by the hounds
    2 (intimidar) to corner
    todos lo atacaron y se sintió acorralado they all attacked him and he felt cornered
    se sentía acorralado por el pánico he felt panic-stricken
    3 ‹ganado› to round up
    * * *

    acorralar ( conjugate acorralar) verbo transitivo
    a)animal/fugitivo to corner


    acorralar verbo transitivo to corner
    ' acorralar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    arrinconar
    - sitiar
    English:
    pen
    - round up
    - corner
    * * *
    1. [rodear] to corner;
    la policía acorraló a los fugitivos en una esquina the police cornered the fugitives;
    los visitantes acorralaron al equipo local en su área the visitors penned the home team inside their penalty area
    2. [intimidar]
    se siente acorralado he feels cornered o trapped;
    el ministro se vio acorralado por el entrevistador the minister was backed into a corner by the interviewer
    3. [ganado] to pen, to corral
    * * *
    v/t tb fig
    corner
    * * *
    arrinconar: to corner, to hem in, to corral
    * * *
    acorralar vb to corner

    Spanish-English dictionary > acorralar

  • 20 acoso

    m.
    1 relentless pursuit.
    2 harassment (hostigamiento).
    acoso y derribo constant harrying
    acoso sexual sexual harassment
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: acosar.
    * * *
    1 pursuit, chase
    2 figurado hounding
    \
    acoso sexual sexual harassment
    * * *
    noun m.
    * * *
    SM
    1) (=atosigamiento) harassment

    operación de acoso y derribo — (Mil) search and destroy operation

    acoso laboral — workplace bullying, workplace harassment

    2) (=persecución) relentless pursuit
    * * *
    a) ( de persona) hounding, harassment
    b) ( de presa) hounding, relentless pursuit
    * * *
    = harassment, persecution, stalking, bullying, mobbing.
    Ex. Incidents of harassment in libraries today between library employees and patrons or between one patron and another are on the increase.
    Ex. This paper discusses the problem of censorship and persecution of publishers by authoritarian regimes.
    Ex. States began passing anti stalking legislation in 1990 after a rash of stalking related murders and publicity surrounding the stalking of celebrities = Los estados empezaron a aprobar legislación contra el acecho en 1990 después de una racha de asesinatos relacionados con el acoso y de la publicidad que surgió relacionada con la persecución de famosos.
    Ex. The author focuses on the issues of divorce, bullying and homelessness, with reference to books published by Penguin and Puffin.
    Ex. Now, however, with nearly 80,000 foreign workers in the country, incidents of racism and discrimination (such as insults and mobbing in schoolyards) occur daily.
    ----
    * acoso en el trabajo = workplace mobbing.
    * acoso físico = physical harassment.
    * acoso laboral = workplace mobbing.
    * acoso sexual = sexual harassment.
    * aguantar el acoso de = run + the gauntlet of.
    * pasar por el acoso de = run + the gauntlet of.
    * sufrir el acoso de = run + the gauntlet of.
    * * *
    a) ( de persona) hounding, harassment
    b) ( de presa) hounding, relentless pursuit
    * * *
    = harassment, persecution, stalking, bullying, mobbing.

    Ex: Incidents of harassment in libraries today between library employees and patrons or between one patron and another are on the increase.

    Ex: This paper discusses the problem of censorship and persecution of publishers by authoritarian regimes.
    Ex: States began passing anti stalking legislation in 1990 after a rash of stalking related murders and publicity surrounding the stalking of celebrities = Los estados empezaron a aprobar legislación contra el acecho en 1990 después de una racha de asesinatos relacionados con el acoso y de la publicidad que surgió relacionada con la persecución de famosos.
    Ex: The author focuses on the issues of divorce, bullying and homelessness, with reference to books published by Penguin and Puffin.
    Ex: Now, however, with nearly 80,000 foreign workers in the country, incidents of racism and discrimination (such as insults and mobbing in schoolyards) occur daily.
    * acoso en el trabajo = workplace mobbing.
    * acoso físico = physical harassment.
    * acoso laboral = workplace mobbing.
    * acoso sexual = sexual harassment.
    * aguantar el acoso de = run + the gauntlet of.
    * pasar por el acoso de = run + the gauntlet of.
    * sufrir el acoso de = run + the gauntlet of.

    * * *
    1 (de una persona) harassment
    el acoso sexual en el trabajo sexual harassment in the workplace
    2 (en el colegio, trabajo) bullying
    el problema del acoso escolar the problem of bullying at school
    niegan la existencia de acoso laboral they deny the existence of bullying in the workplace
    3 (de una presa) hounding, relentless pursuit
    * * *

     

    Del verbo acosar: ( conjugate acosar)

    acoso es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    acosó es:

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

    Multiple Entries:
    acosar    
    acoso
    acosar ( conjugate acosar) verbo transitivo
    a) persona to hound;

    ( sexualmente) to harass;
    me acosoon con preguntas they plagued o bombarded me with questions


    acoso sustantivo masculino



    acosar verbo transitivo
    1 to harass
    2 fig (asediar) to pester: la oposición acosó al Presidente del Gobierno con sus preguntas, the opposition pestered the Prime Minister with questions
    acoso sustantivo masculino harassment
    acoso sexual, sexual harassment
    ' acoso' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    acosar
    - sexual
    English:
    harassment
    - persecution
    - sexual harrassment
    * * *
    acoso nm
    1. [persecución] relentless pursuit
    2. [hostigamiento] harassment
    acoso cibernético cyberstalking;
    acoso y derribo = rural sport in which horsemen harry and bring down bulls;
    Fig
    han denunciado una operación de acoso y derribo contra el presidente they have condemned the concerted attempt(s) to hound the president out of office;
    acoso escolar bullying [at school];
    acoso en Internet cyberstalking;
    acoso laboral workplace bullying;
    acoso sexual sexual harassment
    * * *
    m fig
    hounding, harassment
    * * *
    acoso nm
    asedio: harassment
    acoso sexual: sexual harassment

    Spanish-English dictionary > acoso

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