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  • 1 a

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

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

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

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

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


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


    2
    a) (señalando hora, momento) at;


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

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

    c) al + inf:


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



    ( antes) a few minutes before she arrived;

    3 (en relaciones de proporción, equivalencia):

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

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

    ¿viste a José? did you see José?;

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


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

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

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

    Spanish-English dictionary > a

  • 2 abarrotar

    v.
    1 to pack.
    2 to cram, to pack tight, to fill up, to stuff.
    El vendedor abarrotó los estantes The salesman crammed the shelves.
    3 to monopolize.
    Los comerciantes abarrotan el mercado The traders monopolize the market.
    * * *
    1 (cosas) to pack (de, with), cram (de, with), fill up (de,with); (personas) to pack (de, with), jam (de, with)
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (=llenar) to pack
    2) (Náut) to stow, pack tightly
    3) (Com) to overstock
    2.
    See:
    * * *
    verbo transitivo <sala/teatro> to pack
    * * *
    = crowd, throng, overbook, pack.
    Ex. Titles on alternative medicine are now crowding US bookshelves.
    Ex. The street was thronged by people who had not a moment to spare.
    Ex. At any rate, since hotels in Vienna are usually overbooked in May we strongly recommend you to book your hotel as early as possible.
    Ex. Because it is such a competitive market, nightclubs are constantly reinventing themselves and places that are packed one weekend are deserted the next.
    ----
    * abarrotar (de) = clutter (with).
    * abarrotar las calles = come out in + force, be out in force.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo <sala/teatro> to pack
    * * *
    abarrotar(de)

    Ex: This is not to say that the library should be cluttered with ugly signs; all notices should be carefully contrived and aesthetically pleasing.

    = crowd, throng, overbook, pack.

    Ex: Titles on alternative medicine are now crowding US bookshelves.

    Ex: The street was thronged by people who had not a moment to spare.
    Ex: At any rate, since hotels in Vienna are usually overbooked in May we strongly recommend you to book your hotel as early as possible.
    Ex: Because it is such a competitive market, nightclubs are constantly reinventing themselves and places that are packed one weekend are deserted the next.
    * abarrotar (de) = clutter (with).
    * abarrotar las calles = come out in + force, be out in force.

    * * *
    abarrotar [A1 ]
    vt
    ‹sala/teatro› to pack
    centenares de admiradores abarrotaban la sala hundreds of fans packed the hall, the hall was packed with hundreds of fans
    * * *

    abarrotar ( conjugate abarrotar) verbo transitivosala/teatro to pack
    abarrotar verbo transitivo to pack, cram [de, with]: el público abarrotaba el teatro, the theatre was packed (with people)
    ' abarrotar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    atestar
    - infestar
    English:
    clutter
    - crowd
    * * *
    1. [teatro, autobús] to pack (de o con with); [desván, baúl] to cram full (de o con of);
    los curiosos abarrotaban la estancia the room was packed with onlookers
    2. CAm, Méx Com to monopolize, to buy up
    * * *
    v/t
    1 lugar pack
    2 L.Am.
    COM buy up, stockpile
    * * *
    : to fill up, to pack
    * * *
    abarrotar vb to cram [pt. & pp. crammed]

    Spanish-English dictionary > abarrotar

  • 3 abarrotar (de)

    Ex. This is not to say that the library should be cluttered with ugly signs; all notices should be carefully contrived and aesthetically pleasing.

    Spanish-English dictionary > abarrotar (de)

  • 4 agradable

    adj.
    1 pleasant (person).
    son muy agradables they're very pleasant
    2 pleasant (clima, temperatura).
    es muy agradable al tacto it feels very nice
    ¡qué sorpresa tan agradable! what a nice o pleasant surprise!
    * * *
    1 nice, pleasant
    * * *
    adj.
    agreeable, pleasant
    * * *
    ADJ (=grato) pleasant, agreeable

    ser agradable al gusto — to taste good, be tasty

    * * *
    adjetivo < persona> pleasant, nice; < carácter> pleasant; <día/velada> enjoyable, nice; <sensación/efecto> pleasant, pleasing; <sabor/olor> pleasant, nice
    * * *
    = agreeable, enjoyable, nice, non-threatening, pleasant [pleasanter -comp., pleasantest -sup.], pleasantly, pleasing, pleasurable, sweet, congenial, welcome, joyful, likeable [likable], palatable, friendly-sounding, affable.
    Ex. But Elizabeth Steinhagen was attracted to Santiago for far different reasons than its agreeable weather.
    Ex. Having made this prefatory warning, it has also to be said that many teachers successfully contrive to make reviewing an enjoyable and useful ingredient in their book and reading programs.
    Ex. One time he showed me a photograph in an art book of a woman's bare breasts and said ' Nice tits, uh?'.
    Ex. The library is generally an accepted, welcome and non-threatening feature of the rural scene and librarians often build up close and trusted links with their readers.
    Ex. This provides the user with a pleasant outlook and gives natural light.
    Ex. Obviously guiding, whether of the more fixed kind discussed above, or in the form of publications and leaflets, must be pleasantly presented.
    Ex. This is not to say that the library should be cluttered with ugly signs; all notices should be carefully contrived and aesthetically pleasing.
    Ex. Work in a duly ordered community should be made attractive by the consciousness of usefulness, by variety, and by being exercised amidst pleasurable surroundings.
    Ex. It was a sweet, sharp, sunshiny morning in early October, and Bogardus felt good.
    Ex. The ideal archivist should have advanced training in history, facilitate access to records, and provide congenial servicing conditions.
    Ex. The library is generally an accepted, welcome and non-threatening feature of the rural scene and librarians often build up close and trusted links with their readers.
    Ex. It's that joyful leap from one place to another that symbolises the freedom to explore on the web.
    Ex. This is a likable, well-organized, and quite funny comedy that tells the story of a man who is left on a remote Scottish island on his stag night.
    Ex. I never suggested that horseradish would make horse meat any more or less palatable, or that the user was unaware of the fact that Trilling, L. is in fact Trilling, Lionel.
    Ex. The friendly-sounding British bobbies, created in 1829, were the first professional police force, copied by cities around the world.
    Ex. After practice, however, the usually affable Jackson looked to be in a fog as he prepared to walk to his locker.
    ----
    * agradable al gusto = palatable.
    * de olor agradable = sweet-smelling.
    * de sabor agradable = palatable.
    * pasar a cosas más agradables = on a happier note.
    * ser agradable de oír = be good to hear.
    * ser agradable + Verbo = be neat to + Verbo.
    * vista agradable = a sight for sore eyes.
    * * *
    adjetivo < persona> pleasant, nice; < carácter> pleasant; <día/velada> enjoyable, nice; <sensación/efecto> pleasant, pleasing; <sabor/olor> pleasant, nice
    * * *
    = agreeable, enjoyable, nice, non-threatening, pleasant [pleasanter -comp., pleasantest -sup.], pleasantly, pleasing, pleasurable, sweet, congenial, welcome, joyful, likeable [likable], palatable, friendly-sounding, affable.

    Ex: But Elizabeth Steinhagen was attracted to Santiago for far different reasons than its agreeable weather.

    Ex: Having made this prefatory warning, it has also to be said that many teachers successfully contrive to make reviewing an enjoyable and useful ingredient in their book and reading programs.
    Ex: One time he showed me a photograph in an art book of a woman's bare breasts and said ' Nice tits, uh?'.
    Ex: The library is generally an accepted, welcome and non-threatening feature of the rural scene and librarians often build up close and trusted links with their readers.
    Ex: This provides the user with a pleasant outlook and gives natural light.
    Ex: Obviously guiding, whether of the more fixed kind discussed above, or in the form of publications and leaflets, must be pleasantly presented.
    Ex: This is not to say that the library should be cluttered with ugly signs; all notices should be carefully contrived and aesthetically pleasing.
    Ex: Work in a duly ordered community should be made attractive by the consciousness of usefulness, by variety, and by being exercised amidst pleasurable surroundings.
    Ex: It was a sweet, sharp, sunshiny morning in early October, and Bogardus felt good.
    Ex: The ideal archivist should have advanced training in history, facilitate access to records, and provide congenial servicing conditions.
    Ex: The library is generally an accepted, welcome and non-threatening feature of the rural scene and librarians often build up close and trusted links with their readers.
    Ex: It's that joyful leap from one place to another that symbolises the freedom to explore on the web.
    Ex: This is a likable, well-organized, and quite funny comedy that tells the story of a man who is left on a remote Scottish island on his stag night.
    Ex: I never suggested that horseradish would make horse meat any more or less palatable, or that the user was unaware of the fact that Trilling, L. is in fact Trilling, Lionel.
    Ex: The friendly-sounding British bobbies, created in 1829, were the first professional police force, copied by cities around the world.
    Ex: After practice, however, the usually affable Jackson looked to be in a fog as he prepared to walk to his locker.
    * agradable al gusto = palatable.
    * de olor agradable = sweet-smelling.
    * de sabor agradable = palatable.
    * pasar a cosas más agradables = on a happier note.
    * ser agradable de oír = be good to hear.
    * ser agradable + Verbo = be neat to + Verbo.
    * vista agradable = a sight for sore eyes.

    * * *
    1 ‹persona› pleasant, nice; ‹carácter› pleasant
    es agradable (para) con todo el mundo she's nice to everybody
    2 ‹sensación/efecto› pleasant, pleasing, nice; ‹sabor/olor› pleasant, nice
    pasamos un día muy agradable we had a very nice o enjoyable day
    agradable a la vista pleasing to the eye
    no fue un espectáculo agradable it wasn't a pretty sight
    * * *

     

    agradable adjetivo ‹ persona pleasant, nice;
    carácter pleasant;
    día/velada enjoyable, nice;
    sensación/efecto pleasant, pleasing;
    sabor/olor pleasant, nice;

    agradable adjetivo pleasant

    ' agradable' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    bastante
    - encanto
    - esforzarse
    - extemporánea
    - extemporáneo
    - fresca
    - fresco
    - gustosa
    - gustoso
    - hospitalaria
    - hospitalario
    - imaginar
    - música
    - simpática
    - simpático
    - suave
    - trato
    - vida
    - bien
    - bueno
    - cambio
    - dije
    - lindo
    - rico
    - sabroso
    English:
    above
    - agreeable
    - change
    - congenial
    - convivial
    - cool
    - decent
    - delightful
    - doll
    - doorman
    - engaging
    - enjoyable
    - guy
    - length
    - likable
    - likeable
    - livable
    - nice
    - personable
    - place
    - pleasant
    - pleasantly
    - pleasing
    - pleasurable
    - company
    - cozy
    - easy
    - friendly
    - have
    - make
    - palatable
    - sight
    - sweet
    * * *
    1. [persona] pleasant;
    son muy agradables they're very pleasant;
    es una persona de talante muy agradable he has a very pleasant disposition
    2. [clima, temperatura] pleasant;
    [olor, sabor, película, ciudad] nice, pleasant;
    es muy agradable al tacto it feels very nice;
    ¡qué sorpresa tan agradable! what a nice o pleasant surprise!
    * * *
    adj pleasant, nice;
    agradable a la vista good-looking
    * * *
    grato, placentero: pleasant, agreeable
    * * *
    agradable adj pleasant / nice

    Spanish-English dictionary > agradable

  • 5 agradar

    v.
    1 to be pleasant.
    siempre trata de agradar she always tries to please
    2 to please.
    me agradó recibir tu carta I was pleased to receive your card
    Los buenos modales agradan a Silvia Good manners please Silvia.
    3 to like, to be keen on, to be pleased by.
    Me agrada la idea I am keen on the idea=I like the idea.
    4 to like it.
    Me agrada I like it
    5 to be pleasing, to please.
    Este lugar da gusto This place is nice.
    6 to be liked, to be desirable, to be pleasing.
    Los masajes agradan Massages are liked.
    7 to like to.
    Me agrada caminar I like to walk.
    * * *
    1 to please
    * * *
    verb
    to be pleasing, please, like
    * * *
    1.
    VT to please, be pleasing to
    2.
    3.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo intransitivo (frml)

    aquí su presencia siempre agrada — it's always a pleasure to see you here; (+ me/te/le etc)

    ¿le agrada éste, señora? — is this one to your liking, madam? (frml)

    2.
    agradar vt to please
    * * *
    = please, warm + the cockles of + Posesivo + heart, take + a fancy to, take + a shine to, take + a liking to.
    Ex. By polar contrast the book for the mass culture reader, the 'consumer', simply aims to please.
    Ex. The organizers announced that the high conference attendance in Glasgow will bring 160,000 Euros into the IFLA coffers -- news to warm the cockles of a parsimonious treasurer's heart.
    Ex. He is a collector who wants to form a collection by making his own paintings of pictures he has taken a fancy to in other people's houses.
    Ex. She took a shine to Sheldon, and before he knows what has happened, the misanthropic physicist finds himself with a girlfriend.
    Ex. He quickly took a liking to American clothing stores and acquired a taste for fast-food restaurants.
    ----
    * difícil de agradar = choosy [choosey] [choosier -comp., choosiest -sup.].
    * * *
    1.
    verbo intransitivo (frml)

    aquí su presencia siempre agrada — it's always a pleasure to see you here; (+ me/te/le etc)

    ¿le agrada éste, señora? — is this one to your liking, madam? (frml)

    2.
    agradar vt to please
    * * *
    = please, warm + the cockles of + Posesivo + heart, take + a fancy to, take + a shine to, take + a liking to.

    Ex: By polar contrast the book for the mass culture reader, the 'consumer', simply aims to please.

    Ex: The organizers announced that the high conference attendance in Glasgow will bring 160,000 Euros into the IFLA coffers -- news to warm the cockles of a parsimonious treasurer's heart.
    Ex: He is a collector who wants to form a collection by making his own paintings of pictures he has taken a fancy to in other people's houses.
    Ex: She took a shine to Sheldon, and before he knows what has happened, the misanthropic physicist finds himself with a girlfriend.
    Ex: He quickly took a liking to American clothing stores and acquired a taste for fast-food restaurants.
    * difícil de agradar = choosy [choosey] [choosier -comp., choosiest -sup.].

    * * *
    agradar [A1 ]
    vi
    ( frml):
    ¿éste le agrada, señora? is this one to your liking, madam? ( frml)
    la idea no me agrada the idea doesn't appeal to me
    aquí su presencia siempre agrada it's always a pleasure to see you here
    me agradaría mucho verlos allí I would be very pleased to see you there
    * * *

    agradar ( conjugate agradar) verbo intransitivo (frml):
    ¿le agrada este, señora? is this one to your liking, madam? (frml);

    la idea no me agrada the idea doesn't appeal to me;
    le agrada verlo contento it gives her pleasure to see him happy;
    me agradaría mucho verlos allí I would be very pleased to see you there
    verbo transitivo
    to please
    agradar verbo intransitivo to please: no me agrada que me hable en ese tono, I don't like being spoken to like that

    ' agradar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    apetecer
    - entrar
    - volcarse
    - afán
    English:
    flatter
    - please
    - anxious
    * * *
    vt
    to please;
    me agradó recibir tu carta I was pleased to receive your letter
    vi
    to be pleasant;
    siempre trata de agradar she always tries to please
    * * *
    v/i fml
    :
    me agrada la idea I like the idea;
    nos agradaría mucho que … we would be delighted o very pleased if …
    * * *
    : to be pleasing
    nos agradó mucho el resultado: we were very pleased with the result
    * * *
    agradar vb to like

    Spanish-English dictionary > agradar

  • 6 ameno

    adj.
    pleasant, amusing, pleasurable, entertaining.
    * * *
    1 lively, entertaining, enjoyable
    * * *
    ADJ (=agradable) pleasant, agreeable, nice; [estilo] engaging; [libro] enjoyable, readable; [lectura] light
    * * *
    - na adjetivo pleasant, enjoyable
    * * *
    Ex. Adults and children should share all that they read and discover together what it is they find that is entertaining and revealing, recreative, re-enactive, and engaging.
    ----
    * de manera amena = pleasantly.
    * * *
    - na adjetivo pleasant, enjoyable
    * * *

    Ex: Adults and children should share all that they read and discover together what it is they find that is entertaining and revealing, recreative, re-enactive, and engaging.

    * de manera amena = pleasantly.

    * * *
    ameno -na
    ‹reunión/velada› pleasant, enjoyable; ‹espectáculo/conversación› pleasant, enjoyable, entertaining
    pasamos una tarde muy amena allí we spent a very pleasant o nice afternoon there
    es un libro de lectura amena it's an enjoyable o a good read, it's a very readable o enjoyable book
    * * *

    ameno
    ◊ -na adjetivo

    pleasant, enjoyable
    ameno,-a adjetivo entertaining, enjoyable, pleasant, pleasing: hemos tenido una charla muy amena, we had a very pleasant chat

    ' ameno' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    amena
    English:
    readable
    * * *
    ameno, -a adj
    [libro, programa] entertaining, enjoyable; [paraje] pleasant;
    es una persona de trato muy ameno he's very pleasant company
    * * *
    adj enjoyable
    * * *
    ameno, -na adj
    : agreeable, pleasant
    * * *
    ameno adj
    1. (agradable) pleasant
    2. (entretenido) entertaining / enjoyable

    Spanish-English dictionary > ameno

  • 7 atestar

    v.
    1 to pack, to cram.
    Ricardo atestó la cajuela del auto Richard crammed the car's trunk.
    2 to testify to (law).
    3 to attest, to bear witness to, to witness, to testify to.
    El testigo atestó la declaración The witness attested the deposition.
    4 to depose, to attest.
    María atestó contra su marido Mary deposed against her husband.
    * * *
    1 DERECHO to testify
    ————————
    1 (atiborrar) to cram (de, with), pack (de, with)
    1 (de comida) to stuff oneself (de, with)
    * * *
    verb
    1) to crowd, pack, stuff
    2) attest, testify
    * * *
    I
    VT (Jur) to attest, testify to; (=dar prueba de) to vouch for

    una palabra no atestada — an unattested word, an unrecorded word

    II
    1.
    VT (=llenar) to pack, stuff (de with)

    atestar a algn de frutas* to stuff sb with fruit

    2.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1) ( llenar) <local/plaza> to pack; <caja/cajón>

    atestar de algoto pack with o full of something

    2) (Der) < firma> to witness
    2.
    atestar vi (Der) to testify
    3.
    atestarse v pron
    * * *
    = pack in, throng, jam, pack.
    Ex. This approach allows the construction of concise summaries, containing complex sentences that pack in information.
    Ex. The street was thronged by people who had not a moment to spare.
    Ex. In the wake of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, New York, on 11th September 2001, the main World Wide Web based news Web sites were jammed by users seeking information.
    Ex. Because it is such a competitive market, nightclubs are constantly reinventing themselves and places that are packed one weekend are deserted the next.
    ----
    * atestar de = clutter (with), cram with.
    * atestar en = cram into.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1) ( llenar) <local/plaza> to pack; <caja/cajón>

    atestar de algoto pack with o full of something

    2) (Der) < firma> to witness
    2.
    atestar vi (Der) to testify
    3.
    atestarse v pron
    * * *
    atestar(de)
    (v.) = clutter (with), cram with

    Ex: This is not to say that the library should be cluttered with ugly signs; all notices should be carefully contrived and aesthetically pleasing.

    Ex: The novel is a crude barbaric mixture of verse and prose, poetry and realism, crammed with ghosts, corpses, maniacs all very unlike Racine.

    = pack in, throng, jam, pack.

    Ex: This approach allows the construction of concise summaries, containing complex sentences that pack in information.

    Ex: The street was thronged by people who had not a moment to spare.
    Ex: In the wake of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, New York, on 11th September 2001, the main World Wide Web based news Web sites were jammed by users seeking information.
    Ex: Because it is such a competitive market, nightclubs are constantly reinventing themselves and places that are packed one weekend are deserted the next.
    * atestar de = clutter (with), cram with.
    * atestar en = cram into.

    * * *
    vt
    A (llenar) ‹local/plaza› to pack atestar algo DE algo ‹caja/cajón› to pack sth WITH sth, to pack sth full OF sth
    B [A1 ] ( Der) ‹firma› to witness
    ■ atestar
    vi
    [A1 ] ( Der) to testify
    atestarse DE algo to stuff oneself WITH sth
    * * *

    atestar 1 vtr Jur to testify
    atestar 2 vtr (abarrotar) to pack, cram [de, with]
    ' atestar' also found in these entries:
    English:
    clutter
    - mob
    - pack
    - throng
    - jam
    * * *
    vt
    1. [llenar] to pack, to cram (de with);
    los manifestantes atestaban la plaza the square was packed with demonstrators
    2. Der to testify to
    * * *
    atestar {55} vt
    1) atiborrar: to crowd, to pack
    2) : to witness, to testify to
    : to testify

    Spanish-English dictionary > atestar

  • 8 atestar (de)

    (v.) = clutter (with), cram with
    Ex. This is not to say that the library should be cluttered with ugly signs; all notices should be carefully contrived and aesthetically pleasing.
    Ex. The novel is a crude barbaric mixture of verse and prose, poetry and realism, crammed with ghosts, corpses, maniacs all very unlike Racine.

    Spanish-English dictionary > atestar (de)

  • 9 complaciente

    adj.
    1 obliging, helpful (amable).
    2 indulgent (indulgente).
    3 pleasing, complaisant, accommodating, complacent.
    * * *
    1 obliging, helpful
    2 (marido) complaisant
    * * *
    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=indulgente) indulgent; [marido] complaisant
    2) (=solícito) obliging, helpful
    * * *
    adjetivo indulgent
    * * *
    = accommodating, accommodationist, conformable.
    Ex. Style flexibility provides a way to be accommodating without compromising integrity or naturalness of expression = La flexibilidad de estilo es una forma de ser complaciente sin poner en peligro la integridad o la naturalidad de la expresión.
    Ex. The barrier between religion & government in the US is described as a picket fence between accommodationists & separationists.
    Ex. For transducing, the proposal relies on conformable strips hosting pressure sensitive units directly placed on the aircraft aerodynamic surfaces.
    * * *
    adjetivo indulgent
    * * *
    = accommodating, accommodationist, conformable.

    Ex: Style flexibility provides a way to be accommodating without compromising integrity or naturalness of expression = La flexibilidad de estilo es una forma de ser complaciente sin poner en peligro la integridad o la naturalidad de la expresión.

    Ex: The barrier between religion & government in the US is described as a picket fence between accommodationists & separationists.
    Ex: For transducing, the proposal relies on conformable strips hosting pressure sensitive units directly placed on the aircraft aerodynamic surfaces.

    * * *
    indulgent
    * * *

    complaciente adjetivo
    indulgent
    complaciente adjetivo obliging: eres demasiado complaciente con tus alumnos, you're too accommodating to your students
    ' complaciente' also found in these entries:
    English:
    accommodating
    * * *
    1. [amable] obliging, helpful
    2. [indulgente] indulgent
    * * *
    adj obliging, helpful
    * * *
    : obliging, eager to please

    Spanish-English dictionary > complaciente

  • 10 contemplar la posibilidad

    (v.) = toy with, toy with + idea of, entertain + the possibility
    Ex. For some years people have toyed with the pleasing vision of the end-user in need of information turning to his terminal and running off any search in 5 minutes, with total recall and splendid precision.
    Ex. I've tried using special characters and underline, and I've toyed with the idea of creating some graphic images.
    Ex. Since the early 1990s social scientists have been entertaining the possibility that globalization leads to polarization, that somehow the divide between the haves and the have-nots has been widening.
    * * *
    (v.) = toy with, toy with + idea of, entertain + the possibility

    Ex: For some years people have toyed with the pleasing vision of the end-user in need of information turning to his terminal and running off any search in 5 minutes, with total recall and splendid precision.

    Ex: I've tried using special characters and underline, and I've toyed with the idea of creating some graphic images.
    Ex: Since the early 1990s social scientists have been entertaining the possibility that globalization leads to polarization, that somehow the divide between the haves and the have-nots has been widening.

    Spanish-English dictionary > contemplar la posibilidad

  • 11 dar gusto

    v.
    1 to please, to delight, to be pleasing to, to gratify.
    Ella le da gusto a todo el mundo She pleases everybody.
    Este lugar da gusto This place is nice.
    2 to be nice to.
    Da gusto estar aquí It's nice to be here.
    3 to be delighted with, to enjoy, to take pleasure in.
    Me da gusto su comportamiento I am delighted with his behavior.
    4 to be delighted to, to enjoy to.
    Me da gusto visitarlo I am delighted to visit you.
    * * *
    to be nice to...
    ————————
    to please, delight
    * * *
    (v.) = oblige, bring + pleasure, flavour [flavor, -USA]
    Ex. In spite of their protestations to the contrary, most bosses prefer subordinates whom they get along with, who oblige happily when asked to undertake tasks.
    Ex. Despite its faults and inadequacies the public library brings pleasure to, and satisfies some of the needs of, millions the world over.
    Ex. Put the arrowroot into a tumbler, sweeten it with lump sugar, and flavour it with cinnamon, or a piece of lemon-peel, or 3 tablespoonfuls of port or sherry.
    * * *
    (v.) = oblige, bring + pleasure, flavour [flavor, -USA]

    Ex: In spite of their protestations to the contrary, most bosses prefer subordinates whom they get along with, who oblige happily when asked to undertake tasks.

    Ex: Despite its faults and inadequacies the public library brings pleasure to, and satisfies some of the needs of, millions the world over.
    Ex: Put the arrowroot into a tumbler, sweeten it with lump sugar, and flavour it with cinnamon, or a piece of lemon-peel, or 3 tablespoonfuls of port or sherry.

    Spanish-English dictionary > dar gusto

  • 12 darle vueltas a la idea

    (v.) = toy with, toy with + idea of
    Ex. For some years people have toyed with the pleasing vision of the end-user in need of information turning to his terminal and running off any search in 5 minutes, with total recall and splendid precision.
    Ex. I've tried using special characters and underline, and I've toyed with the idea of creating some graphic images.
    * * *
    (v.) = toy with, toy with + idea of

    Ex: For some years people have toyed with the pleasing vision of the end-user in need of information turning to his terminal and running off any search in 5 minutes, with total recall and splendid precision.

    Ex: I've tried using special characters and underline, and I've toyed with the idea of creating some graphic images.

    Spanish-English dictionary > darle vueltas a la idea

  • 13 decir mucho de Algo

    (v.) = speak + volumes
    Ex. The article 'Interior dialogues: Library design speaks volumes to users' offers a look at some pleasing new library interiors across the USA.
    * * *
    (v.) = speak + volumes

    Ex: The article 'Interior dialogues: Library design speaks volumes to users' offers a look at some pleasing new library interiors across the USA.

    Spanish-English dictionary > decir mucho de Algo

  • 14 feo

    adj.
    1 ugly, homely, bad-looking, ill-favored.
    2 ugly.
    * * *
    2 (aspecto, situación, tiempo, etc) nasty, horrible, unpleasant, awful
    3 (acción) horrible, awful
    4 (indigno) rude, not nice, improper
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 ugly person
    1 (ofensa) slight, snub
    \
    hacerle un feo a alguien to slight somebody, snub somebody
    ser más feo que Picio to be as ugly as sin
    siempre me (te, etc) toca bailar con la más fea I (you, etc) always get the short end of the stick
    ————————
    1 (ofensa) slight, snub
    * * *
    = fea, adj.
    1) ugly
    * * *
    1. ADJ
    1) (=sin belleza) [persona, casa, ropa] ugly

    bailar con la más fea —

    2) (=desagradable) [asunto, tiempo] nasty, unpleasant; [jugada] dirty
    3) (=de mala educación)

    está muy feo contestarle así a tu madreit's very rude o it's not nice to answer your mother like that

    está o queda feo comerse las uñas en público — it's bad manners to bite your nails in public

    4) LAm [olor, comida] nasty, unpleasant
    2. SM
    1) (=desaire)

    -no puedo ir a tu boda -¿me vas a hacer ese feo? — "I can't come to your wedding" - "but you can't refuse!" o "how can you refuse!"

    2) * (=fealdad)

    hoy está con el feo o de feo subido — he's looking really ugly today

    3.
    ADV LAm * bad, badly

    oler feo — to smell bad, have a nasty smell

    * * *
    I
    fea adjetivo
    a) <persona/edificio> ugly; < peinado> unflattering

    es un barrio/color feo — it's not a very nice neighborhood/color

    ser más feo que Picio or que un pecado — to be as ugly as sin (colloq)

    b) <asunto/situación> unpleasant; <olor/sabor> (esp AmL) unpleasant

    es or (Esp) está muy feo hablar así — it's not nice to talk like that

    II
    adverbio (AmL) <oler/saber> bad

    sentir feo — (Méx) to feel terrible

    III
    masculino (fam) ( desaire)

    vamos, acéptalo, no me hagas ese feo — oh go on take it, I'll be hurt if you don't

    es de un feo... — (Esp) he's as ugly as they come (colloq)

    * * *
    = ugly [uglier -comp., ugliest -sup.], unsightly, nasty [natier -comp., nastiest -sup.], unlovely, minging, nasty looking, shanky [shankier -comp., shankiest -sup.].
    Ex. This is not to say that the library should be cluttered with ugly signs; all notices should be carefully contrived and aesthetically pleasing.
    Ex. He went on to explain that while there were no unsightly slums, there was a fairly large district of rather nondescript homes intermingled with plain two- and three-family brick and frame dwellings, principally in the eastern reaches of the city.
    Ex. Anthony Datto thanked them for having permitted him to unburden himself and after a few desultory remarks about the nasty weather and nothing in particular, they parted.
    Ex. The article 'Lovely idea, but unlovely pricing' criticizes the pricing level of a new service aimed at research scientists in the pharmaceutical, chemical, and biotechnology companies.
    Ex. Everyone is attractive to someone, there is no such thing as a minger, but there are many people who I think are minging.
    Ex. It's more advisable to have a cheap and skanky bike for pootling around town, the idea being that no-one would want to nick a nasty looking bike.
    Ex. It's more advisable to have a cheap and skanky bike for pootling around town, the idea being that no-one would want to nick a nasty looking bike.
    ----
    * cosas + ponerse feas = things + get rough.
    * grotescamente feo = grotesquely ugly.
    * patito feo = ugly duckling.
    * Patito Feo, el = Ugly Duckling, the.
    * vieja fea = old hag, old bag, old crone, old bat.
    * * *
    I
    fea adjetivo
    a) <persona/edificio> ugly; < peinado> unflattering

    es un barrio/color feo — it's not a very nice neighborhood/color

    ser más feo que Picio or que un pecado — to be as ugly as sin (colloq)

    b) <asunto/situación> unpleasant; <olor/sabor> (esp AmL) unpleasant

    es or (Esp) está muy feo hablar así — it's not nice to talk like that

    II
    adverbio (AmL) <oler/saber> bad

    sentir feo — (Méx) to feel terrible

    III
    masculino (fam) ( desaire)

    vamos, acéptalo, no me hagas ese feo — oh go on take it, I'll be hurt if you don't

    es de un feo... — (Esp) he's as ugly as they come (colloq)

    * * *
    = ugly [uglier -comp., ugliest -sup.], unsightly, nasty [natier -comp., nastiest -sup.], unlovely, minging, nasty looking, shanky [shankier -comp., shankiest -sup.].

    Ex: This is not to say that the library should be cluttered with ugly signs; all notices should be carefully contrived and aesthetically pleasing.

    Ex: He went on to explain that while there were no unsightly slums, there was a fairly large district of rather nondescript homes intermingled with plain two- and three-family brick and frame dwellings, principally in the eastern reaches of the city.
    Ex: Anthony Datto thanked them for having permitted him to unburden himself and after a few desultory remarks about the nasty weather and nothing in particular, they parted.
    Ex: The article 'Lovely idea, but unlovely pricing' criticizes the pricing level of a new service aimed at research scientists in the pharmaceutical, chemical, and biotechnology companies.
    Ex: Everyone is attractive to someone, there is no such thing as a minger, but there are many people who I think are minging.
    Ex: It's more advisable to have a cheap and skanky bike for pootling around town, the idea being that no-one would want to nick a nasty looking bike.
    Ex: It's more advisable to have a cheap and skanky bike for pootling around town, the idea being that no-one would want to nick a nasty looking bike.
    * cosas + ponerse feas = things + get rough.
    * grotescamente feo = grotesquely ugly.
    * patito feo = ugly duckling.
    * Patito Feo, el = Ugly Duckling, the.
    * vieja fea = old hag, old bag, old crone, old bat.

    * * *
    1 ‹persona/animal/edificio› ugly; ‹peinado› unflattering
    es fea de cara she's not at all pretty, she has a very plain face
    es feo con ganas he's as ugly as sin ( colloq)
    la pobre chica es feíta or feúcha the poor girl is rather plain o ( AmE colloq) homely
    es un barrio feo it's not a very nice neighborhood
    es un color bastante feo it isn't a very attractive o nice color
    llevaba una corbata feísima he was wearing the most awful tie
    ser más feo que Picio or que un pecado or que pegarle a Dios or que pegarle a la madre ( fam); to be as ugly as sin ( colloq)
    siempre me toca bailar con la más fea ( fam); I always get the short end of the stick o draw the short straw ( colloq)
    2 ‹asunto/situación› unpleasant; ‹olor/sabor› ( esp AmL) unpleasant
    ¡qué feo está el día! ( AmL); what an awful day!
    me has dado cartas muy feas you've dealt me horrible cards
    la cosa se está poniendo fea, vámonos things are getting nasty o ugly o this is getting unpleasant, let's go
    es or ( Esp) está muy feo hablar así de los amigos it's not nice to talk about your friends like that
    tiene la fea costumbre de contestar he has an unpleasant habit of answering back
    feo2
    ( AmL) ‹oler/saber› bad
    me miró feo she gave me a dirty look
    sentir feo ( Méx); to feel terrible
    se siente feo que te traten así it's really terrible to be treated like that
    feo3
    ( fam)
    1
    (desaire): hacerle un feo a algn to snub sb
    2 ( fam)
    (fealdad): es encantador, pero es de un feo … he's charming, but boy, is he (ever) ugly! ( AmE), he's charming but he isn't half ugly! ( BrE colloq)
    es de un feo que asusta he's as ugly as sin o as ugly as they come ( colloq)
    * * *

     

    feo 1,
    fea adjetivo

    a)persona/edificio ugly;

    peinado unflattering;

    es un barrio feo it's not a very nice neighborhood
    b)asunto/situación unpleasant;

    olor/sabor› (esp AmL) unpleasant;
    ¡qué feo está el día! what an awful day!;

    la cosa se está poniendo fea things are getting nasty o ugly;
    es or (Esp) está muy feo hablar así it's not nice to talk like that
    feo 2 adverbio (AmL) ‹oler/saber bad;

    feo,-a
    I adjetivo
    1 (carente de belleza) ugly
    2 (turbio) nasty: esto se pone feo, this is looking bad
    una herida fea, a bad wound
    II m (desaire, descortesía) snub: no le hagas ese feo, don't snub him
    ♦ Locuciones: ser más feo que Picio, to be as ugly as sin

    ' feo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    espantosa
    - espantoso
    - esperpento
    - fea
    - horrorosa
    - horroroso
    - monstruosa
    - monstruoso
    - encima
    - espantar
    - feroz
    - gana
    - horrible
    English:
    hideous
    - nasty
    - ugly
    - ugly duckling
    - unsightly
    - dull
    - homely
    - nice
    - plain
    * * *
    feo, -a
    adj
    1. [persona, animal, traje] ugly;
    es un pueblo muy feo it's a very ugly town;
    es fea con ganas she's as ugly as sin;
    ser más feo que Picio to be as ugly as sin;
    Fam
    2. [aspecto, herida] nasty;
    [tiempo] foul, horrible; [color] unpleasant;
    está metido en un asunto muy feo he's mixed up in some really nasty business;
    ponerse feo [situación, tiempo] to turn nasty;
    la cosa está fea things are looking bad
    3. [desagradable] unpleasant;
    [ofensivo] rude;
    es o [m5] está feo escupir it's rude to spit;
    cuando me vio me hizo un gesto feo when she saw me she made a rude gesture;
    lo que hiciste quedó feo that wasn't a very nice thing to do
    4. Am [olor, sabor] unpleasant
    nm,f
    [persona] ugly person; Fam
    le tocó bailar con la más fea he drew the short straw
    nm
    [desaire]
    hacer un feo a alguien to offend o slight sb;
    le hizo el feo de no saludarla he snubbed her by not saying hello
    adv
    Am [oler, saber] bad;
    tus zapatos huelen muy feo your shoes smell awful
    * * *
    I adj ugly; fig
    nasty;
    la(s) cosa(s) se pone(n) feo(s) fig things are looking grim
    II m
    :
    hacer un feo a alguien fam snub s.o.
    III adv Méx
    oler, saber bad
    * * *
    feo adv
    : badly, bad
    feo, fea adj
    1) : ugly
    2) : unpleasant, nasty
    * * *
    feo adj
    1. (en general) ugly [comp. uglier; superl. ugliest]
    2. (malo) unpleasant / nasty [comp. nastier; superl. nastiest]

    Spanish-English dictionary > feo

  • 15 grato

    adj.
    agreeable, gratifying, pleasant, pleasurable.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: gratar.
    * * *
    1 pleasant, pleasing ( para, to)
    me es grato anunciarles que... I am pleased to inform you that...
    * * *
    (f. - grata)
    adj.
    pleasant, agreeable
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=placentero) pleasant, pleasing; (=satisfactorio) welcome

    nos es grato informarle que... — we are pleased to inform you that...

    2) And (=agradecido) grateful
    * * *
    - ta adjetivo pleasant

    me es grato comunicarles que... — I am pleased to inform you that...

    * * *
    = pleasant [pleasanter -comp., pleasantest -sup.], pleasurable, gratifying, welcome, welcome, fulfilling.
    Ex. This provides the user with a pleasant outlook and gives natural light.
    Ex. Work in a duly ordered community should be made attractive by the consciousness of usefulness, by variety, and by being exercised amidst pleasurable surroundings.
    Ex. OPACs are advantageous to users; they may be costly for the managers of libraries, but are gratifying to the librarians.
    Ex. The library is generally an accepted, welcome and non-threatening feature of the rural scene and librarians often build up close and trusted links with their readers.
    Ex. The library is generally an accepted, welcome and non-threatening feature of the rural scene and librarians often build up close and trusted links with their readers.
    Ex. The acquisition of reliable information is vitally important enabling people to enjoy fulfilling lives and be fully participating citizens.
    ----
    * dejar un grato sabor de boca = leave + a good taste in + Posesivo + mouth.
    * persona no grata = persona non grata.
    * poco grato = unwelcome.
    * ser un grato alivio = be a welcome relief.
    * * *
    - ta adjetivo pleasant

    me es grato comunicarles que... — I am pleased to inform you that...

    * * *
    = pleasant [pleasanter -comp., pleasantest -sup.], pleasurable, gratifying, welcome, welcome, fulfilling.

    Ex: This provides the user with a pleasant outlook and gives natural light.

    Ex: Work in a duly ordered community should be made attractive by the consciousness of usefulness, by variety, and by being exercised amidst pleasurable surroundings.
    Ex: OPACs are advantageous to users; they may be costly for the managers of libraries, but are gratifying to the librarians.
    Ex: The library is generally an accepted, welcome and non-threatening feature of the rural scene and librarians often build up close and trusted links with their readers.
    Ex: The library is generally an accepted, welcome and non-threatening feature of the rural scene and librarians often build up close and trusted links with their readers.
    Ex: The acquisition of reliable information is vitally important enabling people to enjoy fulfilling lives and be fully participating citizens.
    * dejar un grato sabor de boca = leave + a good taste in + Posesivo + mouth.
    * persona no grata = persona non grata.
    * poco grato = unwelcome.
    * ser un grato alivio = be a welcome relief.

    * * *
    grato -ta
    pleasant
    me es muy grata su compañía I find his company very pleasant
    los gratos recuerdos de mi niñez the pleasant memories of my childhood
    me es grato comunicarles que … I am pleased to inform you that …
    en respuesta a su grata (carta) del 3 de... in reply to your letter of... 3rd
    * * *

    grato
    ◊ -ta adjetivo

    pleasant
    grato,-a adjetivo pleasant
    persona non grata, persona non grata

    ' grato' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    afortunada
    - afortunado
    - grata
    - satisfactoria
    - satisfactorio
    English:
    acceptable
    - gratifying
    - intensely
    - pleasing
    - welcome
    - unwelcome
    * * *
    grato, -a adj
    1. [agradable] pleasant;
    nos es grato comunicarle que… we are pleased to inform you that…
    2. Bol, Chile [agradecido] grateful
    * * *
    adj pleasant
    * * *
    grato, -ta adj
    agradable, placentero: pleasant, agreeable
    gratamente adv
    * * *
    grato adj pleasant

    Spanish-English dictionary > grato

  • 16 gustar

    v.
    1 to be pleasing.
    me gusta ir al cine I like going to the cinema
    me gustan las novelas I like novels
    así me gusta, has hecho un buen trabajo that's what I like to see, you've done a fine job
    hazlo como más te guste do it whichever way you see fit, do it however you like
    El buen vino gusta mucho Good wine is pleasing.
    2 to taste, to try.
    3 to like, to be fond of, to enjoy, to dig.
    Me gusta el buen vino I like a good wine.
    4 to like to, to enjoy, to love to, to go in for.
    Nos gusta viajar We like to travel.
    5 to be desirable, to be desired.
    El cuadro caro gusta The expensive picture is desirable.
    6 to like it.
    Nos gusta We like it.
    * * *
    1 (agradar) to like
    2 (probar) to taste, try
    1 (tener complacencia) to enjoy (de, -)
    \
    cuando guste / cuando gustes formal whenever you want
    ¿gustas? formal would you like some?
    ¿Ud. gusta? formal would you like some?
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    1. VI
    1) [con complemento personal]
    a) [con sustantivo]

    ¿te gustó México? — did you like Mexico?

    le gustan mucho los niños — she loves children, she's very fond of children, she likes children a lot

    ¿te ha gustado la película? — did you enjoy the film?

    eso es, así me gusta — that's right, that's the way I like it

    me gusta como canta — I like the way she sings

    b) + infin

    ¿te gusta jugar a las cartas? — do you like playing cards?

    no me gusta nada levantarme temprano — I hate getting up early, I don't like getting up early at all

    no me gustaría nada estar en su lugarI'd hate to be o I really wouldn't like to be in his place o shoes

    le gusta mucho jugar al fútbol — he's a keen footballer, he likes playing o to play football

    c)

    gustar que + subjun

    no me gustó que no invitaran a mi hija a la bodaI didn't like the fact that o I was annoyed that my daughter wasn't invited to the wedding

    ¿te gustaría que te llevara al cine? — would you like me to take you to the cinema?, would you like it if I took you to the cinema?

    d) (=sentir atracción por)

    a mi amiga le gusta Carlosmy friend fancies * o likes o is keen on Carlos

    2) [sin complemento explícito]
    3) [en frases de cortesía]

    ¿gusta usted? — would you like some?, may I offer you some?

    si usted gusta — if you please, if you don't mind

    como usted guste — as you wish, as you please

    cuando gusten[invitando a pasar] when you're ready

    4)

    gustar de algo — to like sth

    gustar de hacer algo — to like to do sth

    Josechu, como gustan de llamarlo en su familia — Josechu, as his family like to call him

    2. VT
    1) (=probar) to taste, sample
    2) LAm

    ¿gustaría un poco de vino? — would you like some wine?

    * * *
    1.
    verbo intransitivo
    1)
    a) (+ me/te/le etc)

    ¿te gustó el libro? — did you like o enjoy the book?

    no me/te/nos gustan los helados — I/you/we don't like ice cream

    es el que más me gusta — he's/it's the one I like best

    b)

    gustarle a alguien + inf: le gusta tocar la guitarra she likes to play the guitar (AmE), she likes playing the guitar (BrE); le gusta mucho viajar she's very fond of traveling (colloq); me gusta mucho jugar al tenis I love playing o to play tennis; nos gusta dar un paseo después de comer we like to have a walk after lunch; ¿te gustaría visitar el castillo? — would you like to visit the castle?

    c)

    gustarle a alguien que + subj: no le gusta que le toquen sus papeles he doesn't like people touching o to touch his papers; me gustaría que vinieras temprano — I'd like you to come early

    2)
    a) ( en frases de cortesía) to wish (frml)

    puede llamar o escribir, como guste — you may call or write, as you wish

    ¿usted gusta? están muy buenas — would you like some? they're very nice

    b)
    c)

    gustar de + inf — to like to + inf (AmE), to like -ing (BrE)

    gusta de jugar a las cartashe likes to play o he likes playing cards

    2.
    gustar vt
    a) (liter) ( saborear) to taste
    b) (AmL) ( querer) to like

    ¿gustan tomar algo? — would you like something to drink?

    * * *
    = appreciate, be fond of, like, wish, love, please, have + a liking for, be keen on, be into, strike + Posesivo + fancy, fancy, get + a buzz from, take + a fancy to, take + a shine to, take + a liking to.
    Ex. Most users would appreciate disciplines placed adjacent to related disciplines.
    Ex. MARIAN EVANS, who wrote as GEORGE ELIOT, was at times fond of identifying herself as MRS. GEORGE HENRY LEWES, and eventually actually became MRS. JOHN WALTER CROSS.
    Ex. But the incompleteness of information can be turned into an asset by challenging students to specify what additional information they would like and how they would attempt to get it.
    Ex. Step 1 Familiarisation: A searcher must be adequately familiar with that which he wishes to retrieve.
    Ex. All these novels are about young women meeting handsome men, at first disliking them and then discovering that they love them, with the inescapable 'happy ending' which means matrimony in these cases.
    Ex. By polar contrast the book for the mass culture reader, the 'consumer', simply aims to please.
    Ex. I have a liking for novels which use techniques for disturbing the usual steady flow of sequential narrative with perhaps a flashback or two.
    Ex. Librarians were most keen on the self-help aspects of community information.
    Ex. As one librarian summarized, 'people are not into the stuffed looking, dingy, dust smelling type of libraries anymore... they expect atmospheres more like coffeehouses or nice bookstores'.
    Ex. Most books for children are selected by looking along the shelf until an attractive cover, familiar author's name or familiar title strikes the reader's fancy.
    Ex. He was popular because he was good at sport and talked a lot about girls he fancied.
    Ex. How anyone can get a buzz from laying into someone is beyond me; it's not nice to see it happen - too many times have I seen people beaten up over nothing.
    Ex. He is a collector who wants to form a collection by making his own paintings of pictures he has taken a fancy to in other people's houses.
    Ex. She took a shine to Sheldon, and before he knows what has happened, the misanthropic physicist finds himself with a girlfriend.
    Ex. He quickly took a liking to American clothing stores and acquired a taste for fast-food restaurants.
    ----
    * a mí también me gustaría tener la misma oportunidad = turnabout is fair play.
    * ciertamente me gustaría = I sure wish.
    * dejar de gustar = go off.
    * empezar a gustar la idea = warm up to + the idea.
    * gustar la ceremonia = stand on + ceremony.
    * gustar la idea de = fancy + the idea of.
    * gustar las faldas = be a bit of a lad.
    * gustarle a uno algo = be amused by, be amused by.
    * gustar los formalismos = stand on + ceremony.
    * gustar muchísimo = love + Nombre + to bits.
    * gustar mucho = come up + a treat, go down + a treat.
    * gustar mucho las mujeres = womanise [womanize, -USA].
    * gustar mucho lo dulce = have + a sweet tooth.
    * gustar una hartá = love + Nombre + to bits.
    * gustar + Verbo = be neat to + Verbo.
    * me gustaría = I shoud like.
    * me gustaría muchísimo = I sure wish.
    * no gustar = have + a dislike for, dislike, be uncomfortable + Gerundio, be uncomfortable with, feel + uncomfortable with, feel + uncomfortable + Gerundio.
    * nos gusten o no = like them or not.
    * nos guste o no = like it or not.
    * persona que no le gusta leer = aliterate.
    * ser lo que a Uno le gusta = be (right) up + Posesivo + alley, be + Posesivo + cup of tea.
    * ser lo que a Uno más le gusta = be + Posesivo + big scene.
    * si no te gusta, te aguantas = like it or lump it, if you don't like it you can lump it.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo intransitivo
    1)
    a) (+ me/te/le etc)

    ¿te gustó el libro? — did you like o enjoy the book?

    no me/te/nos gustan los helados — I/you/we don't like ice cream

    es el que más me gusta — he's/it's the one I like best

    b)

    gustarle a alguien + inf: le gusta tocar la guitarra she likes to play the guitar (AmE), she likes playing the guitar (BrE); le gusta mucho viajar she's very fond of traveling (colloq); me gusta mucho jugar al tenis I love playing o to play tennis; nos gusta dar un paseo después de comer we like to have a walk after lunch; ¿te gustaría visitar el castillo? — would you like to visit the castle?

    c)

    gustarle a alguien que + subj: no le gusta que le toquen sus papeles he doesn't like people touching o to touch his papers; me gustaría que vinieras temprano — I'd like you to come early

    2)
    a) ( en frases de cortesía) to wish (frml)

    puede llamar o escribir, como guste — you may call or write, as you wish

    ¿usted gusta? están muy buenas — would you like some? they're very nice

    b)
    c)

    gustar de + inf — to like to + inf (AmE), to like -ing (BrE)

    gusta de jugar a las cartashe likes to play o he likes playing cards

    2.
    gustar vt
    a) (liter) ( saborear) to taste
    b) (AmL) ( querer) to like

    ¿gustan tomar algo? — would you like something to drink?

    * * *
    = appreciate, be fond of, like, wish, love, please, have + a liking for, be keen on, be into, strike + Posesivo + fancy, fancy, get + a buzz from, take + a fancy to, take + a shine to, take + a liking to.

    Ex: Most users would appreciate disciplines placed adjacent to related disciplines.

    Ex: MARIAN EVANS, who wrote as GEORGE ELIOT, was at times fond of identifying herself as MRS. GEORGE HENRY LEWES, and eventually actually became MRS. JOHN WALTER CROSS.
    Ex: But the incompleteness of information can be turned into an asset by challenging students to specify what additional information they would like and how they would attempt to get it.
    Ex: Step 1 Familiarisation: A searcher must be adequately familiar with that which he wishes to retrieve.
    Ex: All these novels are about young women meeting handsome men, at first disliking them and then discovering that they love them, with the inescapable 'happy ending' which means matrimony in these cases.
    Ex: By polar contrast the book for the mass culture reader, the 'consumer', simply aims to please.
    Ex: I have a liking for novels which use techniques for disturbing the usual steady flow of sequential narrative with perhaps a flashback or two.
    Ex: Librarians were most keen on the self-help aspects of community information.
    Ex: As one librarian summarized, 'people are not into the stuffed looking, dingy, dust smelling type of libraries anymore... they expect atmospheres more like coffeehouses or nice bookstores'.
    Ex: Most books for children are selected by looking along the shelf until an attractive cover, familiar author's name or familiar title strikes the reader's fancy.
    Ex: He was popular because he was good at sport and talked a lot about girls he fancied.
    Ex: How anyone can get a buzz from laying into someone is beyond me; it's not nice to see it happen - too many times have I seen people beaten up over nothing.
    Ex: He is a collector who wants to form a collection by making his own paintings of pictures he has taken a fancy to in other people's houses.
    Ex: She took a shine to Sheldon, and before he knows what has happened, the misanthropic physicist finds himself with a girlfriend.
    Ex: He quickly took a liking to American clothing stores and acquired a taste for fast-food restaurants.
    * a mí también me gustaría tener la misma oportunidad = turnabout is fair play.
    * ciertamente me gustaría = I sure wish.
    * dejar de gustar = go off.
    * empezar a gustar la idea = warm up to + the idea.
    * gustar la ceremonia = stand on + ceremony.
    * gustar la idea de = fancy + the idea of.
    * gustar las faldas = be a bit of a lad.
    * gustarle a uno algo = be amused by, be amused by.
    * gustar los formalismos = stand on + ceremony.
    * gustar muchísimo = love + Nombre + to bits.
    * gustar mucho = come up + a treat, go down + a treat.
    * gustar mucho las mujeres = womanise [womanize, -USA].
    * gustar mucho lo dulce = have + a sweet tooth.
    * gustar una hartá = love + Nombre + to bits.
    * gustar + Verbo = be neat to + Verbo.
    * me gustaría = I shoud like.
    * me gustaría muchísimo = I sure wish.
    * no gustar = have + a dislike for, dislike, be uncomfortable + Gerundio, be uncomfortable with, feel + uncomfortable with, feel + uncomfortable + Gerundio.
    * nos gusten o no = like them or not.
    * nos guste o no = like it or not.
    * persona que no le gusta leer = aliterate.
    * ser lo que a Uno le gusta = be (right) up + Posesivo + alley, be + Posesivo + cup of tea.
    * ser lo que a Uno más le gusta = be + Posesivo + big scene.
    * si no te gusta, te aguantas = like it or lump it, if you don't like it you can lump it.

    * * *
    gustar [A1 ]
    vi
    A
    1 (+ me/te/le etc):
    ¿te gustó el libro? did you like o enjoy the book?
    me gusta su compañía I enjoy her company, I like being with her
    no me/te/nos gustan los helados I/you/we don't like ice cream
    le gusta mucho la música he's very fond of music, he likes music very much
    ¡así me gusta! that's what I like to see ( o hear etc)!, that's the spirit!
    creo que a Juan le gusta María I think Juan likes María, I think Juan fancies o is keen on María ( BrE colloq)
    me gusta como sonríe I like the way she smiles
    hazlo como te guste do it however you like
    un cantante que gusta mucho a very popular singer
    éste es el que más me gusta this is the one I like best
    2 gustarle a algn + INF:
    le gusta tocar la guitarra she likes to play the guitar ( AmE), she likes playing the guitar ( BrE)
    le gusta mucho viajar she's very fond of traveling o ( BrE) keen on travelling ( colloq)
    me gusta mucho jugar al tenis I'm a keen tennis player, I love playing o to play tennis
    nos gusta dar un paseo después de comer we like to have a walk after lunch
    ¿te gustaría visitar el castillo? would you like to visit the castle?
    3 gustarle a algn QUE + SUBJ:
    no le gusta que le toquen sus papeles he doesn't like people touching o to touch his papers
    no me gusta que salgas con ellos I don't like you going out o to go out with them
    me gustaría que vinieras temprano I'd like you to come early, I'd like for you to come early ( AmE)
    B «persona»
    puede llamar o escribir, como guste you may call or write, as you wish o whichever you prefer
    pásese por nuestras oficinas cuando usted guste please call at our offices when convenient
    para lo que usted guste mandar ( ant); at your service ( frml)
    ¿gusta? están muy buenas would you like some? they're very nice
    2 gustar DE algo to like sth
    es muy serio, no gusta de bromas he is very serious, he doesn't like jokes
    no gusta de alabanzas she doesn't like to be praised, she doesn't like o enjoy being praised
    gusta de la chica de pelo largo ( RPl); he likes the girl with long hair, he is keen on the girl with long hair ( BrE colloq)
    gustar DE + INF to like to + INF ( AmE), to like -ING ( BrE)
    gusta de jugar a las cartas he likes to play o he likes playing cards
    ■ gustar
    vt
    1 ( liter) (saborear) to taste
    gustaron las mieles del triunfo they tasted the fruits of victory ( liter)
    2 ( AmL) (querer) to like
    ¿gustan tomar algo? would you like something to drink?
    si gustan pasar a la mesa would you like to go through to eat?
    * * *

     

    gustar ( conjugate gustar) verbo intransitivo
    1 (+ me/te/le etc):
    ¿te gustó el libro? did you like o enjoy the book?;

    me gusta su compañía I enjoy her company;
    los helados no me/te/nos gustan I/you/we don't like ice cream;
    le gusta mucho la música he likes music very much;
    a Juan le gusta María Juan likes María;
    le gusta tocar la guitarra she likes to play the guitar (AmE), she likes playing the guitar (BrE);
    le gusta mucho viajar she's very fond of traveling (colloq);
    nos gusta dar un paseo después de comer we like to have a walk after lunch;
    ¿te gustaría visitar el castillo? would you like to visit the castle?;
    me gustaría que vinieras temprano I'd like you to come early
    2 ( en frases de cortesía) to wish (frml);

    cuando usted guste whenever it is convenient for you
    verbo transitivo (AmL) ( querer) to like;
    ¿gustan tomar algo? would you like something to drink?

    gustar
    I verbo intransitivo 1 me gusta el pan, I like bread
    me gustaba su compañía, I used to like his company
    (con infinitivo) me gusta escribir, I like to write o I like writing
    me gustaría ir, I would like to go ➣ Ver nota abajo
    2 frml cortesía: cuando gustes, whenever you like
    ¿gustas?, would you like some?
    3 frml (sentir agrado o afición) gustar de, to enjoy: gusta de salir a pasear por las mañanas, he likes to have a walk in the morning
    II vtr (degustar, probar) to taste
    Gustar se traduce por to like: Me gusta esta música. I like this music. Sin embargo, recuerda que en español el sujeto del verbo gustar es lo que nos gusta (esta música), mientras que en inglés el sujeto del verbo to like es I.
    Si quieres añadir un verbo como complemento del verbo to like (me gusta nadar), debes emplear el gerundio, que siempre sugiere algo placentero: I like swimming. Pero si más que gustarte simplemente te parece una buena idea o lo haces por tu propio bien puedes usar el infinitivo: I like to go to the dentist twice a year. Me gusta ir al dentista dos veces al año. Sería muy difícil que alguien dijera I like going to the dentist, porque significaría que disfruta haciéndolo.
    En el modo condicional ( I would like) sólo se puede usar el infinitivo: I would like to go out tonight. Me gustaría salir esta noche.

    ' gustar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    adorar
    - apetecer
    - chiflar
    - encantar
    - enloquecer
    - entusiasmar
    - privar
    - satisfacer
    - tirar
    - atraer
    - latir
    - tincar
    English:
    care for
    - like
    - thrive
    - grow
    - turn
    * * *
    vi
    1. [agradar]
    me gusta esa chica I like that girl;
    me/te/le gustan las novelas I like/you like/she likes novels;
    las fresas me gustan con locura I'm mad about strawberries, I adore strawberries;
    ¿te gustó la película? did you like o enjoy the movie o Br film?;
    no me gustó nada I didn't like it at all;
    no me gusta la playa I don't like the seaside;
    me gusta ir al cine I like going to the cinema;
    me gusta hacer las cosas bien I like to do things properly;
    me hubiera gustado ser famoso como él I would have liked to be famous, like him;
    me gusta como juega I like the way he plays;
    sus declaraciones no gustaron a los dirigentes del partido her comments didn't go down too well with the party leaders;
    el tipo de película que gusta al público the sort of film that the audience likes;
    la comedia no gustó the comedy didn't go down well;
    no nos gusta que pongas la música tan fuerte we don't like you playing your music so loud;
    así me gusta, has hecho un buen trabajo that's what I like to see, you've done a fine job;
    hazlo como más te guste do it whichever way you see fit, do it however you like
    2. [atraer]
    me gustas mucho I like you a lot, I really like you;
    Andrés y Lidia se gustan Andrés and Lidia fancy each other o are pretty keen on each other
    3. [en fórmulas de cortesía]
    como/cuando guste as/whenever you wish;
    ¿gustas? [¿quieres?] would you like some?
    4. Formal
    gustar de hacer algo to like o enjoy doing sth;
    gusta de pasear por las mañanas she likes o enjoys going for a walk in the mornings;
    no gusta de bromas durante el horario laboral he doesn't like people joking around during working hours;
    gusta de recordar sus tiempos de embajador he likes to reminisce about his time as ambassador
    vt
    1. [saborear, probar] to taste, to try;
    gustó el vino y dio su aprobación she tasted o tried the wine and said it was fine
    2. Am Formal [querer]
    ¿gusta sentarse? would you like to sit down?
    * * *
    v/i
    :
    me gusta de viajar I like to travel, I like o enjoy traveling;
    ¿te gusta el ajo? do you like garlic?;
    no me gusta I don’t like it;
    me gusta Ana I like Ana, Br tb I fancy Ana fam ;
    me gustaría … I would like …;
    cuando guste whenever you like;
    ¿Vd. gusta? would you like some?
    II v/t taste
    * * *
    gustar vt
    1) : to taste
    2) : to like
    ¿gustan pasar?: would you like to come in?
    gustar vi
    1) : to be pleasing
    me gustan los dulces: I like sweets
    a María le gusta Carlos: Maria is attracted to Carlos
    no me gusta que me griten: I don't like to be yelled at
    2)
    gustar de : to like, to enjoy
    no gusta de chismes: she doesn't like gossip
    3)
    como guste : as you wish, as you like
    * * *
    gustar vb
    1. (en general) to like
    ¿te gustó la película? sí, me gustó mucho did you like the film? yes, I liked it a lot
    2. (persona) to like / to fancy [pt. & pp. fancied]
    ¿cuál te gusta más? which one do you prefer?

    Spanish-English dictionary > gustar

  • 17 gustar mucho

    v.
    1 to like very much, to like well, to like fine.
    Nos gusta mucho la carne a la parrilla We like grilled meat very much.
    2 to like it very much.
    Nos gusta mucho We like it very much.
    3 to like very much to.
    Nos gusta mucho comer We like very much to eat.
    4 to be delightful to everybody, to be delightful to everyone, to be pleasing to everybody, to be delightful for everybody.
    El buen vino gusta mucho Good wine is delightful for everybody.
    * * *
    (v.) = come up + a treat, go down + a treat
    Ex. The window frames appeared to have not seen the light of day for over 50 years and were totally caked in dirt -- although with some elbow grease the window came up a treat.
    Ex. After only two days rehearsal we did a stormer of a gig from my point of view which went down a treat to a packed house.
    * * *
    (v.) = come up + a treat, go down + a treat

    Ex: The window frames appeared to have not seen the light of day for over 50 years and were totally caked in dirt -- although with some elbow grease the window came up a treat.

    Ex: After only two days rehearsal we did a stormer of a gig from my point of view which went down a treat to a packed house.

    Spanish-English dictionary > gustar mucho

  • 18 gustoso

    adj.
    1 tasty, savory, pleasant to the taste, pleasurable.
    2 willing, ready, glad, well-disposed.
    * * *
    1 (sabroso) tasty, savoury, palatable
    2 (agradable) agreeable, pleasant
    3 (con gusto) glad, willing, ready
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=complacido) gladly
    2) (=sabroso) tasty
    3) (=agradable) [lectura] enjoyable; [sensación] pleasant, pleasing
    * * *
    - sa adjetivo ( de buen grado)

    si lo tuviera, te lo prestaría gustosa — if I had it, I would willingly lend it to you

    aceptó gustoso el puestohe willingly o gladly accepted the job

    * * *
    = mouth-watering, flavourful [flavorful, -USA].
    Ex. End your meal on a naughty-but-nice note with one of these mouth-watering desserts, served with lashings of home-made custard.
    Ex. Our testing found that gently pounding individual stalks released the delicate, perfumed and flavorful oils of the lemongrass.
    * * *
    - sa adjetivo ( de buen grado)

    si lo tuviera, te lo prestaría gustosa — if I had it, I would willingly lend it to you

    aceptó gustoso el puestohe willingly o gladly accepted the job

    * * *
    = mouth-watering, flavourful [flavorful, -USA].

    Ex: End your meal on a naughty-but-nice note with one of these mouth-watering desserts, served with lashings of home-made custard.

    Ex: Our testing found that gently pounding individual stalks released the delicate, perfumed and flavorful oils of the lemongrass.

    * * *
    gustoso -sa
    1
    (de buen grado): si lo tuviera, te lo prestaría gustosa if I had it, I would willingly lend it to you o I'd be only too glad to lend it to you
    aceptó gustoso el cargo he willingly o gladly accepted the post
    recibo gustoso el honor que me hacen I gladly accept o I am pleased to accept the honor you bestow on me ( frml)
    2 ‹comida/guiso› tasty
    * * *

    gustoso
    ◊ -sa adjetivo

    willingly
    gustoso,-a adjetivo
    1 (de agradable sabor) delicious, tasty
    2 (con mucho gusto) gladly, willingly: te invito a mi casa gustoso, it's my pleasure to invite you to my home

    ' gustoso' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    gustosa
    * * *
    gustoso, -a adj
    1. [con placer]
    hacer algo gustoso to do sth gladly o willingly;
    lo habría hecho gustoso, pero no pude I'd gladly have done it, but I wasn't able to;
    acepto gustoso su invitación I'm pleased to accept your invitation
    2. [sabroso] tasty
    * * *
    adj gladly, with pleasure
    * * *
    gustoso, -sa adj
    1) : willing, glad
    nuestra empresa participará gustosa: our company will be pleased to participate
    2) : zesty, tasty

    Spanish-English dictionary > gustoso

  • 19 halagador

    adj.
    flattering, eulogistic, complimentary, coaxing.
    * * *
    1 flattering
    * * *
    halagador, -a
    1. ADJ
    1) (=adulador) [retrato, opinión] flattering
    2) (=agradable) [propuesta] pleasing, gratifying
    2.
    SM / F (=persona) flatterer
    * * *
    - dora adjetivo flattering
    * * *
    = flattering, laudatory, fawning.
    Ex. There have, at the same time, been very few accounts of users' reactions to the reference interview, and those are not too flattering to the profession.
    Ex. Most statements about electronic communication ( laudatory and critical) tend toward generalizaton and the bandying about of vast numbers rather than being evaluative or descriptive.
    Ex. Over the past two days, the fawning American media has provided rave reviews of John McCain's visit to France.
    ----
    * poco halagador = unflattering.
    * * *
    - dora adjetivo flattering
    * * *
    = flattering, laudatory, fawning.

    Ex: There have, at the same time, been very few accounts of users' reactions to the reference interview, and those are not too flattering to the profession.

    Ex: Most statements about electronic communication ( laudatory and critical) tend toward generalizaton and the bandying about of vast numbers rather than being evaluative or descriptive.
    Ex: Over the past two days, the fawning American media has provided rave reviews of John McCain's visit to France.
    * poco halagador = unflattering.

    * * *
    ‹palabras/comentario› flattering
    eres muy halagador pero no me vas a convencer I'm very flattered but I'm afraid you won't persuade me
    * * *

    halagador
    ◊ - dora adjetivo

    flattering
    halagador,-ora adjetivo flattering

    ' halagador' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    halagadora
    English:
    unflattering
    - flattering
    * * *
    halagador, -ora
    adj
    1. [alabador]
    palabras halagadoras words of praise
    2. [adulador] flattering
    nm,f
    [adulador] flatterer
    * * *
    adj flattering
    * * *
    halagador, - dora adj
    : flattering
    : flatterer

    Spanish-English dictionary > halagador

  • 20 halagüeño

    adj.
    1 flattering, gratifying, pleasing, promising.
    2 encouraging, hopeful.
    * * *
    1 (adulador) flattering
    2 (promesa, futuro) promising
    \
    en tono halagueño flatteringly
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=prometedor) [perspectiva] promising, rosy
    2) (=adulador) [opinión, observación] flattering
    3) (=agradable) pleasing; (=atractivo) attractive, alluring
    * * *
    - ña adjetivo <palabras/frases> flattering, complimentary; < situación> promising, encouraging; < noticia> encouraging; < futuro> promising
    * * *
    = healthy [healthier -comp., healthiest -sup.], rosy [rosier -comp., rosiest -sup.], bright [brighter -comp., brightest -sup.], flattering.
    Ex. Do not use the negative (e.g. use sick instead of not healthy).
    Ex. Foskett tells us that a visitor abroad may have 'a somewhat rosy view of what goes on in the host country' which is due to the fact that 'a welcome for the traveller features in most codes of honour'.
    Ex. By the end of the century the picture was not a bright one.
    Ex. There have, at the same time, been very few accounts of users' reactions to the reference interview, and those are not too flattering to the profession.
    ----
    * poco halagüeño = unflattering.
    * * *
    - ña adjetivo <palabras/frases> flattering, complimentary; < situación> promising, encouraging; < noticia> encouraging; < futuro> promising
    * * *
    = healthy [healthier -comp., healthiest -sup.], rosy [rosier -comp., rosiest -sup.], bright [brighter -comp., brightest -sup.], flattering.

    Ex: Do not use the negative (e.g. use sick instead of not healthy).

    Ex: Foskett tells us that a visitor abroad may have 'a somewhat rosy view of what goes on in the host country' which is due to the fact that 'a welcome for the traveller features in most codes of honour'.
    Ex: By the end of the century the picture was not a bright one.
    Ex: There have, at the same time, been very few accounts of users' reactions to the reference interview, and those are not too flattering to the profession.
    * poco halagüeño = unflattering.

    * * *
    1 ‹palabras/frases› flattering, complimentary
    2 ‹situación› promising, encouraging; ‹noticia› encouraging
    las perspectivas son muy poco halagüeñas the prospects are not at all promising o encouraging o are not looking very hopeful
    un futuro halagüeño a promising o rosy future
    * * *

    halagüeño
    ◊ -ña adjetivo ‹palabras/frases flattering, complimentary;


    situación promising, encouraging;
    noticia encouraging;
    futuro promising
    halagüeño,-a adj (noticia, futuro) promising
    ' halagüeño' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    halagüeña
    - resultar
    English:
    encouraging
    - complimentary
    - dim
    - gloomy
    - promising
    - rosy
    - unflattering
    * * *
    halagüeño, -a adj
    1. [halagador] flattering
    2. [prometedor] promising, encouraging;
    un futuro poco halagüeño a rather unpromising future
    * * *
    adj encouraging, promising
    * * *
    halagüeño, -ña adj
    1) : flattering
    2) : encouraging, promising

    Spanish-English dictionary > halagüeño

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