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  • 1 adentro

    adv.
    inside.
    quédate adentro y no salgas stay inside o indoors and don't go out
    le clavó el cuchillo muy adentro he plunged the knife deep into her
    mar adentro out to sea
    * * *
    1 inside
    1 inward mind sing
    \
    mar adentro out to sea
    * * *
    adv.
    inside, within
    * * *
    1. ADV
    1) esp LAm = dentro 1)
    2)

    mar adentro — out at sea, out to sea

    ¡adentro! — come in!

    2.
    PREP

    adentro de LAm (=dentro de) inside

    3. SM
    1) Cono Sur indoors, inside the house
    2) pl adentros [de persona] innermost being sing, innermost thoughts
    * * *
    1)
    a) (expresando dirección, movimiento)
    b) (lugar, parte) inside; [European Spanish prefers dentro in many of these examples]

    ¿comemos adentro? — shall we eat indoors o inside?

    ser bien o bueno de adentro — (Chi, Per fam) to be a good sort

    2)

    adentro de — (AmL) in, inside

    adentro del edificioinside o in the building

    adentro de los límites territorialesinside o within our boundaries

    * * *
    ----
    * de mar adentro = offshore.
    * de puertas adentro = back-office.
    * mar adentro = offshore.
    * persona de adentro = insider.
    * visión contada por una persona de adentro = insider's look, insider's perspective.
    * visión de una persona de adentro = insider's look, insider's perspective.
    * * *
    1)
    a) (expresando dirección, movimiento)
    b) (lugar, parte) inside; [European Spanish prefers dentro in many of these examples]

    ¿comemos adentro? — shall we eat indoors o inside?

    ser bien o bueno de adentro — (Chi, Per fam) to be a good sort

    2)

    adentro de — (AmL) in, inside

    adentro del edificioinside o in the building

    adentro de los límites territorialesinside o within our boundaries

    * * *
    * de mar adentro = offshore.
    * de puertas adentro = back-office.
    * mar adentro = offshore.
    * persona de adentro = insider.
    * visión contada por una persona de adentro = insider's look, insider's perspective.
    * visión de una persona de adentro = insider's look, insider's perspective.
    * * *
    A
    1
    (expresando dirección, movimiento): vamos para adentro let's go in o inside
    ven aquí adentro come in here
    mar adentro out to sea
    2 (lugar, parte) inside
    [ European Spanish prefers dentro in many of these examples] ¡qué calor hace aquí adentro! it's so hot in here!
    ¿comemos adentro? shall we eat indoors o inside?
    por adentro es esmaltado it is enameled on the inside
    ser bien de adentro ( Per fam); to be a good sort
    B
    adentro de ( AmL); in, inside
    tenía una piedrita adentro del zapato I had a little stone in my shoe
    una vez adentro del edificio once inside o in the building
    adentro de los límites de nuestras aguas jurisdiccionales inside o within our territorial waters
    * * *

     

    Del verbo adentrarse: ( conjugate adentrarse)

    me adentro es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    se adentró es:

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

    adentro adverbio
    1
    a) (expresando dirección, movimiento):

    vamos para adentro let's go in o inside;

    ven aquí adentro come in here
    b) (lugar, parte) inside;

    European Spanish prefers
    dentro in many of these examples ¡qué calor hace aquí adentro! it's so hot in here!;

    ¿comemos adentro? shall we eat indoors o inside?;
    la parte de adentro the inside
    2
    adentro de (AmL) in, inside

    adentro
    I adv (interior) inside: hace mucho frío, volvamos adentro, it's really cold, let's go inside
    mar adentro, out to sea
    tierra adentro, inland
    II mpl me dije para mis adentros que más me valía no volverle a ver, I thought to myself it would be better for me not to see him again
    ' adentro' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    arrastrar
    - mar
    - puerta
    - tierra
    - dentro
    - hacia
    - patizambo
    - quedar
    - torcido
    English:
    inland
    - inside
    - turn in
    - in
    - indoors
    - inward
    - live
    * * *
    adv
    1. [movimiento] inside;
    pasen adentro come/go inside;
    empújalo hacia adentro push it inside;
    le clavó el cuchillo muy adentro she plunged the knife deep into him
    2. [en el interior]
    la parte de adentro the inside;
    hoy comeremos adentro we'll eat inside o indoors today;
    quédate adentro y no salgas stay inside o indoors and don't go out;
    mar adentro out to sea
    adentro de loc prep
    Am inside;
    adentro del armario inside the cupboard
    * * *
    I adv
    1 inside;
    ¡adentro! get inside!;
    mar adentro out to sea;
    2 L.Am.
    adentro de inside
    II mpl
    :
    * * *
    adentro adv
    : inside, within
    * * *
    adentro adv inside

    Spanish-English dictionary > adentro

  • 2 desesperación

    f.
    despair, desperation, desperateness, hopelessness.
    * * *
    1 despair, desperation
    2 (irritación) exasperation
    \
    ser una desesperación to be exasperating, be unbearable
    * * *
    noun f.
    despair, desperation
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=pérdida de esperanza) despair, desperation
    2) (=resultado)

    es una desesperación tener que... — it's infuriating to have to...

    * * *
    a) ( angustia) desperation
    b) ( desesperanza) despair
    * * *
    = despair, hopelessness, desperation.
    Ex. The young librarian was not accustomed to seeing scenes of despair unfolding before his eyes with ever increasing frequency.
    Ex. 'Are you sure that's what you want?' 'I'm at my wit's end', he said and spread out his hands in a gesture of hopelessness.
    Ex. An inwardly feverish but outwardly calm desperation possessed him.
    ----
    * con desesperación = dispiritedly, hopelessly.
    * crear desesperación = yield + despair.
    * en desesperación = despairing, in despair.
    * producir desesperación = yield + despair.
    * situación de desesperación = scene of despair.
    * * *
    a) ( angustia) desperation
    b) ( desesperanza) despair
    * * *
    = despair, hopelessness, desperation.

    Ex: The young librarian was not accustomed to seeing scenes of despair unfolding before his eyes with ever increasing frequency.

    Ex: 'Are you sure that's what you want?' 'I'm at my wit's end', he said and spread out his hands in a gesture of hopelessness.
    Ex: An inwardly feverish but outwardly calm desperation possessed him.
    * con desesperación = dispiritedly, hopelessly.
    * crear desesperación = yield + despair.
    * en desesperación = despairing, in despair.
    * producir desesperación = yield + despair.
    * situación de desesperación = scene of despair.

    * * *
    1 (angustia) desperation
    me entra or me viene una desesperación cuando pienso que … I get a feeling of total desperation o it makes me feel desperate when I think that …
    me vino una desesperación terrible al ver que no llegaba I got desperate when there was still no sign of him
    lloraba con desesperación he was weeping bitterly
    lloraba de desesperación she was crying out of desperation
    en la desesperación rompió la ventana con el puño in (his) desperation he put his fist through the window
    presa de la desesperación se tiró al agua seized by desperation she threw herself into the water
    2 (desesperanza) despair
    sumida en la más profunda desesperación, optó por quitarse la vida plunged into deep despair, she decided to take her own life
    3
    (exasperación): ¡qué desesperación estos trenes! these trains drive you mad!
    * * *

    desesperación sustantivo femenino

    con desesperaciónluchar/gritar desperately;


    mirar/suplicar despairingly;
    llorar bitterly;


    desesperación sustantivo femenino
    1 (tristeza absoluta) despair
    (ante una medida extrema) desperation: en su desesperación, aceptó casarse con él, in desperation, she agreed to marry him
    2 (impaciencia, irritación) fury
    ' desesperación' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    reflejar
    - reflejarse
    - vencer
    - sumir
    English:
    despair
    - desperation
    - throw up
    - depth
    - despairing
    * * *
    1. [falta de alternativa] desperation;
    [desesperanza] despair;
    su desesperación era tal que pidió ayuda a un curandero he was so desperate he asked a witch doctor's help;
    pedía con desesperación que la ayudaran she made desperate pleas for help;
    se echó a llorar de desesperación she burst into tears of despair;
    me entra la desesperación cuando pienso en el poco tiempo que nos queda I start getting o feeling desperate when I think of how little time we have left;
    se suicidó presa de la desesperación despair drove him to suicide;
    vivir sumido en la desesperación to be sunk in despair
    2. [enojo]
    ¡me entra una desesperación cuando veo estas injusticias! it makes me mad when I see injustices like these!;
    es una desesperación lo lento que van los trenes it's maddening how slow the trains are
    * * *
    f
    1 despair
    2
    :
    * * *
    desesperación nf, pl - ciones : desperation, despair
    * * *

    Spanish-English dictionary > desesperación

  • 3 empezar por lo más difícil

    (v.) = plunge in at + the deep end
    Ex. It is giving me plenty of time to learn about the many aspects of being a teacher before being plunged in at the deep end.
    * * *
    (v.) = plunge in at + the deep end

    Ex: It is giving me plenty of time to learn about the many aspects of being a teacher before being plunged in at the deep end.

    Spanish-English dictionary > empezar por lo más difícil

  • 4 enfrascarse en lo más difícil

    (v.) = swim in + the deep end, jump in at + the deep end, plunge in at + the deep end
    Ex. I was quickly swimming in the deep end, surrounded by the controversy over the decision to hold the 2000 conference in Jerusalem and the implementation of the recommendations of the Working Group on the Revision of the Statutes = De pronto me vi metido de lleno en lo más difícil de mi trabajo teniendo que resolver la polémica de si celebrar o no el congreso del año 2000 en Jerusalén y que poner en marcha las recomendaciones del Grupo de Trabajo sobre la Revisión de los Estatutos.
    Ex. The article ' Jumping in at the deep end' explains the benefits and disadvantages of being a freelance editor.
    Ex. It is giving me plenty of time to learn about the many aspects of being a teacher before being plunged in at the deep end.
    * * *
    (v.) = swim in + the deep end, jump in at + the deep end, plunge in at + the deep end

    Ex: I was quickly swimming in the deep end, surrounded by the controversy over the decision to hold the 2000 conference in Jerusalem and the implementation of the recommendations of the Working Group on the Revision of the Statutes = De pronto me vi metido de lleno en lo más difícil de mi trabajo teniendo que resolver la polémica de si celebrar o no el congreso del año 2000 en Jerusalén y que poner en marcha las recomendaciones del Grupo de Trabajo sobre la Revisión de los Estatutos.

    Ex: The article ' Jumping in at the deep end' explains the benefits and disadvantages of being a freelance editor.
    Ex: It is giving me plenty of time to learn about the many aspects of being a teacher before being plunged in at the deep end.

    Spanish-English dictionary > enfrascarse en lo más difícil

  • 5 incrustar

    v.
    1 to incrust, to encrust, to cover with a hard crust.
    2 to hammer in, to fix in someone's mind through repetition.
    * * *
    1 to incrust, encrust
    2 (arte) to inlay
    1 to become embedded (en, in)
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (=introducir) (lit) to incrust; (fig) to graft
    2) [+ joyas] to inlay
    3) (Téc) to set (en into)
    2.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo < piedra preciosa>

    una tiara incrustada de or con diamantes — a tiara set o incrusted with diamonds

    2.
    incrustarse v pron
    * * *
    = embed [imbed, -USA], encase, incrust [encrust], encrust [incrust].
    Ex. String searching is a technique for locating a string of characters, even if it is embedded within a larger term.
    Ex. There may be millions of fine thoughts, all encased within stone walls of acceptable architectural form.
    Ex. The hilt is of solid gold incrusted in every part with diamonds, sapphires, rubies, and emeralds.
    Ex. The sultan requited the king of China's present by sending him ten swords with scabbards encrusted in pearls.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo < piedra preciosa>

    una tiara incrustada de or con diamantes — a tiara set o incrusted with diamonds

    2.
    incrustarse v pron
    * * *
    = embed [imbed, -USA], encase, incrust [encrust], encrust [incrust].

    Ex: String searching is a technique for locating a string of characters, even if it is embedded within a larger term.

    Ex: There may be millions of fine thoughts, all encased within stone walls of acceptable architectural form.
    Ex: The hilt is of solid gold incrusted in every part with diamonds, sapphires, rubies, and emeralds.
    Ex: The sultan requited the king of China's present by sending him ten swords with scabbards encrusted in pearls.

    * * *
    incrustar [A1 ]
    vt
    1 ‹piedra preciosa› incrustar algo EN algo to set sth IN sth
    casi me incrusta en la pared ( fam); he nearly knocked me through the wall ( colloq)
    2 incrustar algo DE or CON algo:
    una tiara incrustada de or con diamantes a tiara set o incrusted with diamonds
    3 ‹espada/navaja› incrustar algo EN algo to bury sth IN sth
    la bala se incrustó en la pared the bullet embedded o buried itself in the wall
    la suciedad se incrusta entre las baldosas the dirt gets embedded between the tiles
    * * *

    incrustar ( conjugate incrustar) verbo transitivo piedra preciosa› incrustar algo en algo to set sth in sth
    incrustarse verbo pronominal incrustarse en algo [ bala] to embed itself in sth;
    [ suciedad] to get embedded in sth
    incrustar verbo transitivo to inlay
    una caja incrustada de diamantes, a box inlaid with diamonds
    (en una superficie) to encrust o incrust
    ' incrustar' also found in these entries:
    English:
    embed
    - stud
    * * *
    vt
    1. [introducir, empotrar] to embed;
    incrustar nácar en la madera to inlay the wood with mother of pearl;
    incrustó la espada en la roca he plunged the sword deep into the rock;
    Fam
    me incrustó un codo en el costado he jabbed his elbow into my ribs
    2. Informát to embed
    * * *
    v/t incrust (de with)
    * * *
    1) : to embed
    2) : to inlay

    Spanish-English dictionary > incrustar

  • 6 inmerso

    adj.
    1 absorbed.
    2 immersed, sunken.
    * * *
    1 immersed (en, in)
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=sumergido) immersed
    2) [en actividades, ideas] immersed (en in)
    * * *
    - sa adjetivo
    a) <submarino/buzo> submerged; < objeto> immersed
    b) (en problema, actividad)
    * * *
    = immersed, submerged.
    Ex. The librarian must be the reader's alter ego, immersed in his politics, his religion and his morals.
    Ex. This fishing lure has a weak point so as to avoid losing the body of the lure if the hook of the lure snags a large submerged object.
    ----
    * inmerso en = steep + Reflexivo + in.
    * inmerso en la política = steeped in politics.
    * inmerso en la tradición = steeped in tradition.
    * inmerso en + Nombre = steeped in + Nombre.
    * * *
    - sa adjetivo
    a) <submarino/buzo> submerged; < objeto> immersed
    b) (en problema, actividad)
    * * *
    = immersed, submerged.

    Ex: The librarian must be the reader's alter ego, immersed in his politics, his religion and his morals.

    Ex: This fishing lure has a weak point so as to avoid losing the body of the lure if the hook of the lure snags a large submerged object.
    * inmerso en = steep + Reflexivo + in.
    * inmerso en la política = steeped in politics.
    * inmerso en la tradición = steeped in tradition.
    * inmerso en + Nombre = steeped in + Nombre.

    * * *
    inmerso -sa
    1 ‹submarino/buzo› submerged; ‹objeto› immersed
    2
    (en un problema, una actividad): estaba inmersa en sus tareas she was absorbed in her work
    la crisis en que estamos inmersos the crisis in which we are immersed o into which we have been plunged
    * * *

    inmerso
    ◊ -sa adjetivo ‹submarino/buzo submerged;


    objeto immersed
    inmerso,-a adjetivo
    1 figurado immersed [en, in]: estoy imerso en mi trabajo, I'm immersed in my work
    2 (sumergido en un líquido) submerged: el submarino permaneció inmerso varias horas, the submarine was submerged for several hours
    ' inmerso' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    inmersa
    * * *
    inmerso, -a adj
    1. [en líquido] immersed (en in)
    2. [en situación] immersed (en in);
    la empresa está inmersa en una grave crisis the company has been plunged into a serious crisis;
    estaba inmerso en sus pensamientos he was absorbed in his thoughts
    * * *
    adj fig
    immersed (en in)
    * * *
    inmerso, -sa adj
    1) : immersed
    2) : involved, absorbed

    Spanish-English dictionary > inmerso

  • 7 sumido

    adj.
    1 of SUMIR.
    2 sunken, deep-down.
    3 dented.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: sumir.
    * * *
    ADJ

    sumido en su trabajoimmersed o buried in one's work

    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    1) ( sumergido)

    sumido EN algo: sumido en un mar de dudas wracked by doubt; me dejó sumido en la tristeza it plunged me into sadness; estaba sumido en un profundo sueño he was in a deep sleep; seguía sumida en sus reflexiones — she was still deep in thought

    2) (Col, Méx) ( abollado) dented
    * * *
    ----
    * estar sumido en una crisis = be deep in crisis.
    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    1) ( sumergido)

    sumido EN algo: sumido en un mar de dudas wracked by doubt; me dejó sumido en la tristeza it plunged me into sadness; estaba sumido en un profundo sueño he was in a deep sleep; seguía sumida en sus reflexiones — she was still deep in thought

    2) (Col, Méx) ( abollado) dented
    * * *
    * estar sumido en una crisis = be deep in crisis.
    * * *
    sumido -da
    A (sumergido) sumido EN algo:
    sumido en un mar de dudas wracked by doubt
    viven sumidos en la miseria they live in terrible poverty
    estaba sumido en un profundo sueño he was in a deep sleep
    seguía sumida en sus reflexiones she was still deep in thought
    la ciudad quedó sumida en la oscuridad the city was plunged into darkness
    B (Col, Méx) (abollado) dented

    Spanish-English dictionary > sumido

  • 8 sumir

    v.
    1 to immerse, to sink, to submerge, to avalanche.
    2 to dent, to dimple, to dint, to make a dent in.
    * * *
    1 (hundir) to sink, plunge, submerge
    2 figurado to plunge
    1 (hundirse) to sink
    2 figurado to immerse oneself (en, in), lose oneself (en, in)
    \
    sumir a alguien en la duda figurado to plunge somebody into doubt
    sumir a alguien en la miseria figurado to plunge somebody into poverty
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (=hundir) [gen] to sink, plunge; [mar, olas] to swallow up, suck down
    2) (=abismar) to plunge (en into)
    3) And, Cono Sur, Méx (=abollar) to dent
    2.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1) ( sumergir)

    sumir algo/a alguien EN algo — en tristeza, desesperación to plunge something/somebody into something

    2) (Col, Méx) ( abollar) to dent, make a dent in
    2.
    sumirse v pron
    1) ( hundirse)

    sumirse EN algo en sueño to sink into something; en tristeza to plunge into something; en pensamientos to become lost in something

    2) (Col, Méx) ( abollarse) to get dented
    * * *
    Ex. The whole box was then immersed for about ten minutes in a pit of molten metal.
    ----
    * sumirse = lapse.
    * sumirse en = sink into.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1) ( sumergir)

    sumir algo/a alguien EN algo — en tristeza, desesperación to plunge something/somebody into something

    2) (Col, Méx) ( abollar) to dent, make a dent in
    2.
    sumirse v pron
    1) ( hundirse)

    sumirse EN algo en sueño to sink into something; en tristeza to plunge into something; en pensamientos to become lost in something

    2) (Col, Méx) ( abollarse) to get dented
    * * *

    Ex: The whole box was then immersed for about ten minutes in a pit of molten metal.

    * sumirse = lapse.
    * sumirse en = sink into.

    * * *
    sumir [I1 ]
    vt
    A (sumergir) sumir algo/a algn EN algo to plunge sth/sb INTO sth
    su muerte lo sumió en la más profunda desesperación her death plunged him into despair
    lo sumió en un mar de confusiones it threw him into a turmoil o confusion
    el artículo habrá sumido en angustia a muchos padres the article will have caused grave o deep concern to many parents
    B (Col, Méx) (abollar) to dent, make a dent in
    A (hundirse) sumirse EN algo to sink INTO sth
    se sumió en un profundo sueño she sank into a deep sleep
    se sume en sus pensamientos he becomes absorbed o gets lost in his thoughts
    B (Col, Méx) (abollarse) to get dented
    * * *

    sumir ( conjugate sumir) verbo transitivo
    1 ( sumergir) sumir algo/a algn EN algo ‹en tristeza/desesperación› to plunge sth/sb into sth
    2 (Col, Méx) ( abollar) to dent, make a dent in
    sumirse verbo pronominal
    1 ( hundirse) sumirse EN algo ‹ en tristeza› to plunge into sth;
    en pensamientos› to become lost in sth
    2 (Col, Méx) ( abollarse) to get dented
    sumir verbo transitivo
    1 (sumergir) to submerge, sink
    2 figurado la noticia le sumió en la tristeza, the news plunged him into sadness
    ' sumir' also found in these entries:
    English:
    plunge
    * * *
    vt
    1. [abismar]
    sumir a alguien en to plunge sb into;
    la noticia nos sumió en la desolación we were plunged into despair by the news;
    el vino lo sumió en un estado de somnolencia the wine left him feeling drowsy;
    sus declaraciones nos sumieron en la confusión his statement threw us into confusion
    2. [sumergir] to submerge
    3. [enterrar] to bury
    4. Méx Fam [hundir] to make a dent in;
    ¡sume la panza! tuck that belly in!
    * * *
    v/t fig
    plunge, throw (en into)
    * * *
    sumir vt
    sumergir: to plunge, to immerse, to sink
    sumirse vr

    Spanish-English dictionary > sumir

  • 9 abstraído

    adj.
    abstracted, absorbed, plunged in thought, distant.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: abstraer.
    * * *
    1→ link=abstraer abstraer
    1 (absorto) absorbed, engrossed
    2 (distraído) absent-minded
    * * *
    ADJ (=ensimismado) withdrawn; (=inquieto) preoccupied
    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    * * *
    estaba abstraído en sus meditaciones he was deep o lost in thought, he was engrossed o absorbed in his own thoughts
    lo noté como abstraído he seemed rather preoccupied
    * * *

    Del verbo abstraer: ( conjugate abstraer)

    abstraído es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    abstraer    
    abstraído
    abstraído
    ◊ -da adjetivo: estar abstraído en algo to be absorbed in sth;

    lo noté como abstraído he seemed rather preoccupied
    abstraer verbo transitivo to abstract
    abstraído,-a adjetivo
    1 (absorto) absorbed, engrossed [en, in]
    2 (distraído) absentminded: caminaba abstraído en sus pensamientos, he walked lost in thought

    ' abstraído' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abstraída
    English:
    intent
    * * *
    abstraído, -a adj
    lost in thought;
    estaba abstraído en la lectura he was engrossed in his reading
    * * *
    adj preoccupied;
    abstraído en algo engrossed in sth
    * * *
    abstraído, -da adj
    : preoccupied, withdrawn

    Spanish-English dictionary > abstraído

  • 10 absorto

    • absorbed
    • deep in thought
    • engrossed
    • entranced
    • enwrapped
    • immersed in thought
    • plunged in thought
    • rapt

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > absorto

  • 11 DSIS (Sistema de Indización de Estructura Profunda)

    = Deep Structure Indexing System (DSIS), DISI (Deep Structure Indexing System).
    Ex. Deep Structure Indexing System (DSIS) is a version of POPSI (Postulate-based Permuted Subject Indexing).
    Ex. The most recent version of computerised POPSI is known as Deep Structure Indexing System (DSIS).

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  • 12 Sistema de Indización de Estructura Profunda (DSIS)

    Ex. Deep Structure Indexing System (DSIS) is a version of POPSI (Postulate-based Permuted Subject Indexing).

    Spanish-English dictionary > Sistema de Indización de Estructura Profunda (DSIS)

  • 13 a

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

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

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

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

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


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


    2
    a) (señalando hora, momento) at;


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

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

    c) al + inf:


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



    ( antes) a few minutes before she arrived;

    3 (en relaciones de proporción, equivalencia):

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

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

    ¿viste a José? did you see José?;

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


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

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

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

    Spanish-English dictionary > a

  • 14 a la altura de la cintura

    (adj.) = waist high, waist deep
    Ex. The shepherd led them across meadows where the warm, scented grass grew nearly waist high, toward the mighty waterfall.
    Ex. More than a score or two of the young female members waded the stream that in places was waist deep.
    * * *
    (adj.) = waist high, waist deep

    Ex: The shepherd led them across meadows where the warm, scented grass grew nearly waist high, toward the mighty waterfall.

    Ex: More than a score or two of the young female members waded the stream that in places was waist deep.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a la altura de la cintura

  • 15 abatido

    adj.
    1 depressed, despondent, crestfallen, dejected.
    2 contemptible, despicable.
    3 devalued, fallen in price, depreciated.
    m.
    slating, boarding.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: abatir.
    * * *
    1→ link=abatir abatir
    1 (deprimido) dejected, depressed
    2 (despreciable) despicable, low
    3 (fruta) fallen, drooping
    * * *
    (f. - abatida)
    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=deprimido) depressed, dejected

    tener la cara abatida — to be crestfallen, look dejected

    2) (=despreciable) despicable, contemptible
    3) (Com, Econ) depreciated
    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    a) [estar] (deprimido, triste) depressed
    b) [estar] ( desanimado) downhearted, dispirited
    * * *
    = disheartened, depressed, abject, despondent, abjected, dispirited, hipped.
    Ex. This paper describes a case study where a proposal by the city manager to cut the budget of the public library by 40% has left the library director very disheartened.
    Ex. As I said in the study I did on the subject analysis of nonbook materials, the problem that librarians and media specialists felt most depressed about was the cataloging of music recordings.
    Ex. Her art works incorporate such abject materials as dirt, hair, excrement, dead animals, menstrual blood and rotting food in order to confront taboo issues of gender and sexuality.
    Ex. Perhaps those who come from the smaller nations feel even more despondent about their plight.
    Ex. In this study of sapphism in the British novel, Moore often directs our attention to the periphery of sapphic romances, when an abjected body suffers on behalf of the stainless heroine.
    Ex. The text around the rim of the teacup, from Marcel Proust, reads: ' Dispirited after a dreary day, with the prospect of a depressing morrow'.
    Ex. His in danger of becoming hipped, a prey to his own doubts and fears, and unable to accomplish anything in life beyond catering to his own morbid fancies.
    ----
    * abatidos, los = dismayed, the.
    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    a) [estar] (deprimido, triste) depressed
    b) [estar] ( desanimado) downhearted, dispirited
    * * *
    = disheartened, depressed, abject, despondent, abjected, dispirited, hipped.

    Ex: This paper describes a case study where a proposal by the city manager to cut the budget of the public library by 40% has left the library director very disheartened.

    Ex: As I said in the study I did on the subject analysis of nonbook materials, the problem that librarians and media specialists felt most depressed about was the cataloging of music recordings.
    Ex: Her art works incorporate such abject materials as dirt, hair, excrement, dead animals, menstrual blood and rotting food in order to confront taboo issues of gender and sexuality.
    Ex: Perhaps those who come from the smaller nations feel even more despondent about their plight.
    Ex: In this study of sapphism in the British novel, Moore often directs our attention to the periphery of sapphic romances, when an abjected body suffers on behalf of the stainless heroine.
    Ex: The text around the rim of the teacup, from Marcel Proust, reads: ' Dispirited after a dreary day, with the prospect of a depressing morrow'.
    Ex: His in danger of becoming hipped, a prey to his own doubts and fears, and unable to accomplish anything in life beyond catering to his own morbid fancies.
    * abatidos, los = dismayed, the.

    * * *
    abatido -da
    1 [ ESTAR] (deprimido, triste) depressed
    está muy abatido por su muerte her death has left him very depressed o feeling very low
    siempre ha sido tan alegre y ahora lo veo tan abatido he's always been such a cheerful person and now he seems so dejected o downhearted o despondent
    la enfermedad lo tiene muy abatido he's feeling very low o very down because of his illness
    2 [ ESTAR] (desanimado) depressed, downhearted, dispirited, despondent
    * * *

    Del verbo abatir: ( conjugate abatir)

    abatido es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    abatido    
    abatir
    abatido
    ◊ -da adjetivo [estar] (deprimido, triste) depressed;


    ( desanimado) downhearted, dispirited
    abatir ( conjugate abatir) verbo transitivo
    1 ( derribar) ‹pájaro/avión to bring down;
    muro/edificio to knock down;
    árbol to fell;

    2 (deprimir, entristecer):

    no te dejes abatido por las preocupaciones don't let your worries get you down
    3 asiento to recline
    abatirse verbo pronominal
    1 ( deprimirse) to get depressed
    2 (frml) abatidose sobre algo/algn [pájaro/avión] to swoop down on sth/sb;
    [ desgracia] to befall sth/sb (frml);

    abatido,-a adjetivo dejected, depressed, downhearted
    abatir verbo transitivo
    1 (derribar, derrumbar) to knock down, pull down: los enemigos abatieron tres de nuestros aviones, the enemy shot down three of our planes
    2 (tumbar el respaldo) to fold down
    3 (desalentar) to depress, dishearten: las malas noticias no nos abatieron, the bad news didn't discourage us
    ' abatido' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abatida
    - aplanar
    - desanimada
    - desanimado
    - deshecha
    - deshecho
    - polvo
    - sombría
    - sombrío
    - abatir
    English:
    dejected
    - despondent
    - dishearten
    - downcast
    - glum
    - grief-stricken
    - mope
    - prostrate
    - depressed
    - dispirited
    - down
    - miserable
    * * *
    abatido, -a adj
    dejected, downhearted;
    está muy abatido por la muerte de su padre he's feeling very down because of his father's death;
    “no me quiere”, respondió abatido “she doesn't love me,” he said dejectedly o downheartedly
    * * *
    I adj depressed
    II partabatir
    * * *
    abatido, -da adj
    : dejected, depressed

    Spanish-English dictionary > abatido

  • 16 abatir

    v.
    1 to knock down (derribar) (muro).
    El porrazo abatió la puerta The blow knocked down the door.
    2 to depress, to dishearten.
    no te dejes abatir por tan poca cosa don't let something so trivial get you down
    La muerte de María abatió a Ricardo Ann's death disheartened Richard.
    3 to stamp out, to beat, to eradicate.
    EXEX abatió la corrupción EXEX stamped out corruption.
    4 to shoot down, to bring down, to down.
    Ellos se abalanzaron a limpiar They hastened to clean.
    5 to drift, to cast, to make leeway.
    La embarcación abatió y se perdió The boat drifted and got lost.
    * * *
    1 (derribar) to knock down, pull down
    2 (matar) to kill; (herir) to wound; (a tiros) to shoot down
    3 (bajar) to lower, take down
    4 (desanimar) to depress
    5 (humillar) to humiliate
    1 (ave) to swoop ( sobre, down on); (avión) to dive ( sobre, down on)
    2 (ceder) to give in
    3 (desanimarse) to lose heart, become depressed
    4 figurado (descender) to fall upon
    * * *
    verb
    1) to knock down, demolish
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (=derribar) to demolish, knock down; [+ tienda de campaña] to take down; [+ árbol] to cut down, fell; [+ ave] to shoot down, bring down; [+ bandera] to lower, strike; [+ persona] to knock down
    2) [enfermedad, dolor] to lay low, prostrate frm
    3) (=desanimar) to depress, discourage; (=humillar) to humble, humiliate
    2.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1) ( derribar) <pájaro/avión> to bring down; <muro/edificio> to knock down; < árbol> to fell
    2) (deprimir, entristecer)
    3) < asiento> to recline
    2.
    abatirse v pron
    1) ( deprimirse) to get depressed
    2) (frml)

    abatirse sobre algo/alguien — pájaro/avión to swoop down on something/somebody; desgracia to befall something/somebody (frml)

    * * *
    = break + Posesivo + spirit, cast + a pall of gloom over, defeat, lay + Nombre + low, dishearten.
    Ex. And though it was a terrible tragedy in Madrid, to pull out of Iraq would be to give in to the terrorists, give them and inch and they'll take a mile, we've got to show them that our spirit will not be broken.
    Ex. This prolonged dry spell has cast a pall of gloom over the agrochemical business.
    Ex. The article is entitled 'Dewey Decimal system defeats Truman! Library cartoons'.
    Ex. She suffered frequent flare-ups of widespread inflammation that would lay her low for days on end.
    Ex. It is easy to be disheartened by the negative flow of news, but the strength of our labor market should bolster the confidence of our outlook.
    ----
    * abatirse = come to + pieces, fall to + pieces, swoop.
    * abatirse sobre = bear down on.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1) ( derribar) <pájaro/avión> to bring down; <muro/edificio> to knock down; < árbol> to fell
    2) (deprimir, entristecer)
    3) < asiento> to recline
    2.
    abatirse v pron
    1) ( deprimirse) to get depressed
    2) (frml)

    abatirse sobre algo/alguien — pájaro/avión to swoop down on something/somebody; desgracia to befall something/somebody (frml)

    * * *
    = break + Posesivo + spirit, cast + a pall of gloom over, defeat, lay + Nombre + low, dishearten.

    Ex: And though it was a terrible tragedy in Madrid, to pull out of Iraq would be to give in to the terrorists, give them and inch and they'll take a mile, we've got to show them that our spirit will not be broken.

    Ex: This prolonged dry spell has cast a pall of gloom over the agrochemical business.
    Ex: The article is entitled 'Dewey Decimal system defeats Truman! Library cartoons'.
    Ex: She suffered frequent flare-ups of widespread inflammation that would lay her low for days on end.
    Ex: It is easy to be disheartened by the negative flow of news, but the strength of our labor market should bolster the confidence of our outlook.
    * abatirse = come to + pieces, fall to + pieces, swoop.
    * abatirse sobre = bear down on.

    * * *
    abatir [I1 ]
    vt
    A (derribar) ‹pájaro/avión› to shoot down, bring down; ‹muro/edificio› to knock down, pull down, demolish; ‹árbol› to fell, cut down
    nuestro objetivo es abatir la violencia our objective is to stamp out o eradicate violence
    fue abatido a tiros por la policía he was gunned down by the police
    B
    (deprimir, entristecer): la enfermedad lo abatió mucho his illness made him feel very low o really laid him low
    la angustia que abate a los supervivientes de las grandes catástrofes the distress suffered by survivors of disasters
    no te dejes abatir por las preocupaciones don't let your worries get you down
    C (inclinar, bajar) ‹cabeza› to bow, lower; ‹asiento› to recline
    A (deprimirse) to get depressed
    B ( frml) abatirse SOBRE algo/algn «pájaro/avión» to swoop down ON sth/sb; «desgracia» to befall sth/sb ( frml)
    el águila se abatió sobre su presa the eagle swooped down on its prey
    el hambre se abate sobre los habitantes the inhabitants are falling victim to starvation
    el caos se abatió sobre el país the country was plunged into chaos
    un temporal de gran intensidad se abatió sobre la costa a violent storm struck o hit the coast
    * * *

    abatir ( conjugate abatir) verbo transitivo
    1 ( derribar) ‹pájaro/avión to bring down;
    muro/edificio to knock down;
    árbol to fell;

    2 (deprimir, entristecer):

    no te dejes abatir por las preocupaciones don't let your worries get you down
    3 asiento to recline
    abatirse verbo pronominal
    1 ( deprimirse) to get depressed
    2 (frml) abatirse sobre algo/algn [pájaro/avión] to swoop down on sth/sb;
    [ desgracia] to befall sth/sb (frml);

    abatir verbo transitivo
    1 (derribar, derrumbar) to knock down, pull down: los enemigos abatieron tres de nuestros aviones, the enemy shot down three of our planes
    2 (tumbar el respaldo) to fold down
    3 (desalentar) to depress, dishearten: las malas noticias no nos abatieron, the bad news didn't discourage us
    ' abatir' also found in these entries:
    English:
    depress
    - strike down
    - depressed
    - gun
    - shoot
    * * *
    vt
    1. [derribar] [muro] to knock down;
    [avión] to shoot down;
    el atracador fue abatido a tiros the robber was gunned down
    2. [desanimar] to depress, to dishearten;
    no te dejes abatir por tan poca cosa don't let yourself be upset by something so trivial
    * * *
    v/t
    1 edificio knock o
    pull down; árbol cut down, fell; AVIA shoot o
    bring down
    2 fig
    kill; ( deprimir) depress
    * * *
    abatir vt
    1) derribar: to demolish, to knock down
    2) : to shoot down
    3) deprimir: to depress, to bring low

    Spanish-English dictionary > abatir

  • 17 abismo

    m.
    1 abyss.
    estar al borde del abismo (figurative) to be on the brink of ruin o disaster
    2 gulf (diferencia).
    entre su sueldo y el mío hay un abismo there's a huge difference between our salaries
    3 hole, empty space, abyss.
    4 enormous difference, big difference.
    5 inferno.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: abismar.
    * * *
    1 abyss
    \
    estar al borde del abismo figurado to be on the brink of ruin
    * * *
    SM
    1) (=sima) abyss, chasm
    2) (=profundidad) depth(s); (Rel) hell
    * * *
    masculino abyss
    * * *
    = chasm, abyss.
    Ex. Denying funding for electronic dissemination will create an unbridgeable chasm between those with the resources to buy information products and those without.
    Ex. By insisting on open Internet access, regardless of age, the ALA is sending children into an 'information abyss' that will result in confusion, frustration, and poor research skills.
    * * *
    masculino abyss
    * * *
    = chasm, abyss.

    Ex: Denying funding for electronic dissemination will create an unbridgeable chasm between those with the resources to buy information products and those without.

    Ex: By insisting on open Internet access, regardless of age, the ALA is sending children into an 'information abyss' that will result in confusion, frustration, and poor research skills.

    * * *
    abyss
    al borde del abismo on the edge of the abyss
    el abismo que existe entre el ejército y el pueblo the gulf which exists between the army and the people
    entre la teoría y la práctica hay un abismo there is a world of difference between theory and practice
    * * *

    Del verbo abismar: ( conjugate abismar)

    abismo es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    abismó es:

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

    Multiple Entries:
    abismar    
    abismo
    abismo sustantivo masculino
    abyss;

    abismar vtr LAm to amaze
    abismo sustantivo masculino
    1 abyss: entre el carácter de tu hermano y el de tu madre media un abismo, your mother and brother's characters are about as dissimilar as they possibly could be
    ♦ Locuciones: figurado estar al borde del abismo, to be on the brink of ruin
    figurado salvar el abismo, to bridge the gulf

    ' abismo' also found in these entries:
    English:
    abyss
    - chasm
    - gape
    - gulf
    - yawning
    * * *
    abismo nm
    1. [profundidad] abyss;
    Fig
    estar al borde del abismo to be on the brink of ruin o disaster
    2. [diferencia] gulf;
    entre su sueldo y el mío hay un abismo there's a huge difference between our salaries
    * * *
    m abyss; fig
    gulf;
    estar al borde del abismo be staring into the abyss
    * * *
    abismo nm
    : abyss, chasm
    al borde del abismo: on the brink of ruin

    Spanish-English dictionary > abismo

  • 18 absorción

    f.
    1 absorption, soaking up, sorption.
    2 absorption, concentration, deep concentration, enthrallment.
    3 take over, takeover.
    4 absorption, adsorption, disposition.
    * * *
    1 absorption
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    SF
    1) [de líquidos] absorption
    2) (=atracción) absorption
    3) (Com) takeover
    * * *
    1) (de líquido, calor, ruido) absorption
    2) (Fin) takeover
    * * *
    = absorption, takeover [take-over].
    Ex. The floor is carpeted, thus providing a large degree of acoustic absorption and a unifying and dominant colour pattern through the library.
    Ex. The book and serial industry has recently witnessed several takeovers, buy-outs, and mergers.
    ----
    * absorción del agua = water absorption.
    * agente de absorción = absorber.
    * capacidad de absorción = absorptive capacity, absorptive capability.
    * de absorción = absorptive.
    * elemento de absorción = absorber.
    * mecanismo de absorción = absorber.
    * * *
    1) (de líquido, calor, ruido) absorption
    2) (Fin) takeover
    * * *
    = absorption, takeover [take-over].

    Ex: The floor is carpeted, thus providing a large degree of acoustic absorption and a unifying and dominant colour pattern through the library.

    Ex: The book and serial industry has recently witnessed several takeovers, buy-outs, and mergers.
    * absorción del agua = water absorption.
    * agente de absorción = absorber.
    * capacidad de absorción = absorptive capacity, absorptive capability.
    * de absorción = absorptive.
    * elemento de absorción = absorber.
    * mecanismo de absorción = absorber.

    * * *
    A (de un líquido) absorption; (de calor, ruido) absorption
    pañales con alto grado de absorción extra-absorbent diapers ( AmE) o ( BrE) nappies
    B ( Fin) takeover
    * * *

    absorción sustantivo femenino (de líquido, calor, ruido) absorption
    absorción sustantivo femenino absorption
    ' absorción' also found in these entries:
    English:
    absorption
    - takeover
    - take
    * * *
    1. [de líquido, gas, calor] absorption;
    2. [de empresa] takeover
    * * *
    f
    1 absorption
    2 COM takeover
    * * *
    absorción nf, pl - ciones : absorption

    Spanish-English dictionary > absorción

  • 19 absorto

    adj.
    absorbed, concentrated, deep in thought, entranced.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: absortar.
    * * *
    1 (pasmado) amazed, bewildered
    2 (ensimismado) absorbed (en, in), engrossed (en, in)
    * * *
    (f. - absorta)
    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ absorbed, engrossed

    estar absorto(=extasiado) to be entranced; (=pasmado) to be amazed

    estar absorto en un proyectoto be engrossed in o taken up with a scheme

    * * *
    - ta adjetivo engrossed, absorbed
    * * *
    = absorbed, absent-minded.
    Ex. I believe that literature is certainly in one sense 'play' -- grave and absorbed play.
    Ex. The academic library is the natural habitat of the absent-minded professor.
    ----
    * absorto en = caught up in.
    * absorto en + Nombre = engrossed in + Gerundio.
    * de un modo absorto = absently.
    * estar absorto en = be wrapped up in.
    * * *
    - ta adjetivo engrossed, absorbed
    * * *
    = absorbed, absent-minded.

    Ex: I believe that literature is certainly in one sense 'play' -- grave and absorbed play.

    Ex: The academic library is the natural habitat of the absent-minded professor.
    * absorto en = caught up in.
    * absorto en + Nombre = engrossed in + Gerundio.
    * de un modo absorto = absently.
    * estar absorto en = be wrapped up in.

    * * *
    absorto -ta
    engrossed, absorbed
    absorto en su tarea engrossed o absorbed in what he was doing
    quedarse absorto to become engrossed in one's thoughts
    * * *

    absorto
    ◊ -ta adjetivo

    engrossed, absorbed
    absorto,-a adjetivo
    1 (concentrado) absorbed, engrossed [en, in]
    2 (cautivado) captivated

    ' absorto' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    absorta
    - abstraída
    - abstraído
    English:
    absorbed
    - deep
    - engrossed
    - intent
    - moon over sb
    - wrap up
    - absorb
    - engross
    - immerse
    - involve
    - lost
    - preoccupied
    - rivet
    * * *
    absorto, -a adj
    absorbed (en in);
    se quedó absorto en la contemplación de las llamas he was absorbed in his contemplation of the flames
    * * *
    I adj absorbed (en in), engrossed (en in);
    absorto en sus pensamientos absorbed o engrossed in his thoughts
    II partabsorber
    * * *
    absorto, -ta adj
    : absorbed, engrossed

    Spanish-English dictionary > absorto

  • 20 abstruso

    adj.
    abstruse, obscure, complex, deep.
    * * *
    1 abstruse
    * * *
    * * *
    - sa adjetivo abstruse
    * * *
    = abstruse, recondite.
    Ex. Learned papers on the subject, after much abstruse arguing, usually produce definitions, like Faibisoff and Ely's that 'information is a symbol or a set of symbols which has the potential for meaning' which are far from helpful.
    Ex. This is an example of a source -- albeit in this case a highly recondite one -- which will assist with this type of enquiry.
    * * *
    - sa adjetivo abstruse
    * * *
    = abstruse, recondite.

    Ex: Learned papers on the subject, after much abstruse arguing, usually produce definitions, like Faibisoff and Ely's that 'information is a symbol or a set of symbols which has the potential for meaning' which are far from helpful.

    Ex: This is an example of a source -- albeit in this case a highly recondite one -- which will assist with this type of enquiry.

    * * *
    abstruse
    * * *
    abstruso, -a adj
    abstruse
    * * *
    adj abstruse
    * * *
    abstruso, -sa adj
    : abstruse

    Spanish-English dictionary > abstruso

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