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  • 1 a

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

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

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

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

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


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


    2
    a) (señalando hora, momento) at;


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

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

    c) al + inf:


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



    ( antes) a few minutes before she arrived;

    3 (en relaciones de proporción, equivalencia):

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

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

    ¿viste a José? did you see José?;

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


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

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

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

    Spanish-English dictionary > a

  • 2 a prueba de bombas

    (adj.) = ruggedised [ruggedized, -USA], bomb-proof
    Ex. The article 'Where no drive has gone before: ruggedized CD-ROM drives' provides examples of conditions where CD-ROM drives need to be particularly rugged (severe industrial conditions, severe shock and vibration conditions, and severe military conditions).
    Ex. Who else is going to flip the burgers, clean the resistant bomb-proof windows of the glitzy mile-high skyscrapers -- also take out the garbage, wash the dishes, park the cars, sweep up the papers in the parks?.
    * * *
    (adj.) = ruggedised [ruggedized, -USA], bomb-proof

    Ex: The article 'Where no drive has gone before: ruggedized CD-ROM drives' provides examples of conditions where CD-ROM drives need to be particularly rugged (severe industrial conditions, severe shock and vibration conditions, and severe military conditions).

    Ex: Who else is going to flip the burgers, clean the resistant bomb-proof windows of the glitzy mile-high skyscrapers -- also take out the garbage, wash the dishes, park the cars, sweep up the papers in the parks?.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a prueba de bombas

  • 3 a prueba de conejos

    (adj.) = rabbit-proof
    Ex. He wrote an article with the title 'A rabbit-proof fence: benefits and problems of isolation in Western Australia'.
    * * *
    (adj.) = rabbit-proof

    Ex: He wrote an article with the title 'A rabbit-proof fence: benefits and problems of isolation in Western Australia'.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a prueba de conejos

  • 4 a prueba de incendios

    = fireproof [fire-proof]
    Ex. We designed a secure -- and we will build it eventually -- computer room that was fireproof, tornado proof, and would take a hit from a single engine craft.
    * * *
    = fireproof [fire-proof]

    Ex: We designed a secure -- and we will build it eventually -- computer room that was fireproof, tornado proof, and would take a hit from a single engine craft.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a prueba de incendios

  • 5 a prueba de robos

    (n.) = theft proof
    Ex. The system is clean, largely theft proof and space saving, requiring only four double-sided discs per year.
    * * *

    Ex: The system is clean, largely theft proof and space saving, requiring only four double-sided discs per year.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a prueba de robos

  • 6 a prueba de tornados

    Ex. We designed a secure -- and we will build it eventually -- computer room that was fireproof, tornado proof, and would take a hit from a single engine craft.
    * * *

    Ex: We designed a secure -- and we will build it eventually -- computer room that was fireproof, tornado proof, and would take a hit from a single engine craft.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a prueba de tornados

  • 7 abundante

    adj.
    1 abundant.
    2 ample, plentiful, bountiful.
    * * *
    1 abundant, plentiful
    * * *
    adj.
    abundant, plentiful
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=copioso) abundant, plentiful

    el agua es abundante en toda la zonawater is abundant o plentiful throughout the area

    la fauna es abundante en el parque nacional, el parque nacional es abundante en fauna — there is abundant wildlife in the national park, there is a wealth of fauna in the national park

    un país abundante en minerales — a country which is rich in minerals, a country which abounds in minerals

    2) [en plural] a great many
    * * *
    a) <reservas/cosecha> plentiful, abundant

    abundante en algo: aguas abundantes en especies marinas waters which abound in marine life; un informe abundante en datos estadísticos — a report containing ample statistical data

    b) (en pl) ( numerosos) plenty of, abundant
    * * *
    = abundant, generous, lavish, plentiful, rampant, copious, bountiful, fullsome, rife, liberal, hearty [heartier -comp., heartiest -sup.], unstinting.
    Ex. There exists a failure to recognize new topics, or a failure to recognize them until it's almost ridiculously too late, that is, after there has been abundant literary warrant for them.
    Ex. Many libraries have built I & R services into their budgets on a fairly generous scale.
    Ex. Library staffing levels were lavish and opening hours long.
    Ex. Information will become more affordable, accessible, and plentiful.
    Ex. And so, the public library was conceived as a deterrent to irresponsibility, intemperance, and rampant democracy.
    Ex. A copious influx of foreign capital and management and immigrant labour ensured a growing economy, with full employment and very little inflation.
    Ex. Telecommuting brings bountiful benefits to information industry employers and employees.
    Ex. Access should be quick and fullsome.
    Ex. Chances for advancement were slim, and disillusionment at the lack of encouragement to participate in professional activities outside the job was rife.
    Ex. It is quite true that the liberal use of crossreferences can overcome these problems.
    Ex. Replies indicated a hearty support for the role of the library but little knowledge of its importance to them.
    Ex. The revolutionary people of the world are unstinting in their praise.
    ----
    * abundante en exceso = lavish.
    * abundante en TI = IT-rich.
    * con abundantes dorados = heavily gilt.
    * freír en aceite abundante = deep-fry.
    * frito en abundante aceite = deep-fried.
    * lavar con agua abudante = sluice.
    * poco abundante = light [lighter -comp., lightest -sup.].
    * * *
    a) <reservas/cosecha> plentiful, abundant

    abundante en algo: aguas abundantes en especies marinas waters which abound in marine life; un informe abundante en datos estadísticos — a report containing ample statistical data

    b) (en pl) ( numerosos) plenty of, abundant
    * * *
    = abundant, generous, lavish, plentiful, rampant, copious, bountiful, fullsome, rife, liberal, hearty [heartier -comp., heartiest -sup.], unstinting.

    Ex: There exists a failure to recognize new topics, or a failure to recognize them until it's almost ridiculously too late, that is, after there has been abundant literary warrant for them.

    Ex: Many libraries have built I & R services into their budgets on a fairly generous scale.
    Ex: Library staffing levels were lavish and opening hours long.
    Ex: Information will become more affordable, accessible, and plentiful.
    Ex: And so, the public library was conceived as a deterrent to irresponsibility, intemperance, and rampant democracy.
    Ex: A copious influx of foreign capital and management and immigrant labour ensured a growing economy, with full employment and very little inflation.
    Ex: Telecommuting brings bountiful benefits to information industry employers and employees.
    Ex: Access should be quick and fullsome.
    Ex: Chances for advancement were slim, and disillusionment at the lack of encouragement to participate in professional activities outside the job was rife.
    Ex: It is quite true that the liberal use of crossreferences can overcome these problems.
    Ex: Replies indicated a hearty support for the role of the library but little knowledge of its importance to them.
    Ex: The revolutionary people of the world are unstinting in their praise.
    * abundante en exceso = lavish.
    * abundante en TI = IT-rich.
    * con abundantes dorados = heavily gilt.
    * freír en aceite abundante = deep-fry.
    * frito en abundante aceite = deep-fried.
    * lavar con agua abudante = sluice.
    * poco abundante = light [lighter -comp., lightest -sup.].

    * * *
    1 ‹reservas/cosecha› plentiful, abundant
    la comida es buena y abundante the food is good and plentiful, the food's good and there's plenty of it
    las porciones son abundantes the portions are generous
    la pesca es abundante en estos arroyos the fishing's good in these streams
    abundante EN algo:
    aguas abundantes en especies marinas waters rich in o which abound in marine life
    un informe abundante en datos estadísticos a report containing ample statistical data
    2 ( en pl) (numerosos) plenty of, abundant
    tengo abundantes razones para votar en contra de la propuesta I have plenty of o abundant reasons for voting against the proposal
    * * *

     

    abundante adjetivo ‹reservas/cosecha plentiful, abundant;

    aguas abundantes en especies marinas waters which abound in marine life
    abundante adjetivo abundant, plentiful ➣ Ver nota en bastante

    ' abundante' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    bastante
    - chorro
    - cumplida
    - cumplido
    - mucha
    - mucho
    - abultado
    English:
    abundant
    - ample
    - bountiful
    - copious
    - deep-fry
    - generous
    - hearty
    - liberal
    - luxuriant
    - plentiful
    - profuse
    - rich
    - rife
    - substantial
    - deep
    - scanty
    * * *
    abundant;
    teníamos comida abundante we had plenty of food;
    una zona abundante en petróleo an area that is rich in oil;
    luce una abundante cabellera she has a fine head of hair;
    habrá nubosidad abundante en el norte del país there will be heavy cloud in the north
    * * *
    adj plentiful, abundant
    * * *
    : abundant, plentiful
    * * *
    abundante adj abundant / plentiful

    Spanish-English dictionary > abundante

  • 8 acertar

    v.
    1 to guess (correctly).
    acerté dos respuestas I got two answers right
    Silvia acierta las respuestas siempre Silvia guesses the answers always.
    2 to hit (blanco).
    3 to be right.
    acerté a la primera I got it right first time
    acertó al elegir esa profesión she made the right decision when she chose that career
    acertaste con su regalo you chose her present well, you chose just the right present for her
    4 to guess right, to be right on the nose, to hit correctly, to hit the target.
    Acertó He=she guessed right..
    5 to do well, to succeed.
    Ricardo acertó en su empresa Richard succeeded in his undertaking.
    * * *
    (e changes to ie in stressed syllables)
    Present Indicative
    acierto, aciertas, acierta, acertamos, acertáis, aciertan.
    Present Subjunctive
    acierte, aciertes, acierte, acertemos, acertéis, acierten.
    Imperative
    acierta (tú), acierte (él/Vd.), acertemos (nos.), acertad (vos.), acierten (ellos/Vds.).
    * * *
    1.
    VT [+ respuesta] to get right; [+ adivinanza] to guess

    ¿cuántos números has acertado esta semana? — how many numbers did you get this week?

    2. VI
    1) [al disparar] to hit the target
    2) (=adivinar) to get it right

    ¡has acertado! — you got it right!

    3) [al decir, hacer algo] to be right

    acertó al quedarse callado — he did the right thing keeping quiet, he was right to keep quiet

    acertar con algo — [al escoger] to get sth right

    han acertado de pleno con el nuevo modelo de coche familiarthey've scored a real winner * o they've got it just right with their new family car

    acertar en algo, habéis acertado en la elección — you have made the right choice

    4)

    acertar a hacer algo — (=conseguir) to manage to do sth; [casualmente] to happen to do sth

    5)

    acertar con(=encontrar) to manage to find

    6) [planta] to flourish, do well
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo <respuesta/resultado> to get... right
    2.
    1)
    a) (dar, pegar)
    b) ( atinar) to be right

    acertar con algo con solución to hit on something

    2) (lograr, atinar)

    acertar a + inf — to manage to + inf

    3) (liter) ( suceder casualmente)

    acertar a + inf — to happen to + inf

    * * *
    = see + the light, manage to, strike + home, hit + the nail on the head, be spot on, get + it + right, hit + the truth, hit it out of + the park, hit + a home run, knock it out of + the park.
    Ex. Apologies to those telephone company employees who saw the light years ago and have been trying to convince their employers.
    Ex. Tom Hernandez tried not to show how sad he felt about his friends' leaving, and managed to keep up a cheerful facade until the party broke up.
    Ex. Among many observations in this widely bruited report, one in particular struck home: fewer books had been translated into Arabic in a millennium than were translated into Spanish in a year.
    Ex. One ISO team member hit the nail on the head by saying that the ISO certificate would mean a lot for our customers.
    Ex. The program is spot on -- you can't fault it with the presentation and it's totally inoffensive and suitable for kids.
    Ex. If the reading-boy misread the copy, or if the corrector misheard or misunderstood the reading-boy, a wrong word might be entered on the proof as a correction whether or not the compositor had got it right in the first place.
    Ex. He hit the truth in one point only, the number of windows on one side of the house.
    Ex. We already knew these Irish lads were among the best boy bands out there, but they really hit it out of the park with this romantic song.
    Ex. EGND has hit a home run with the introduction of a new product line, increasing sales projections, and ramping up production schedules.
    Ex. It was a risk, but early results seem to indicate that the duo has knocked it out of the park with the new version.
    ----
    * acertar con = put + Posesivo + finger on.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo <respuesta/resultado> to get... right
    2.
    1)
    a) (dar, pegar)
    b) ( atinar) to be right

    acertar con algo con solución to hit on something

    2) (lograr, atinar)

    acertar a + inf — to manage to + inf

    3) (liter) ( suceder casualmente)

    acertar a + inf — to happen to + inf

    * * *
    = see + the light, manage to, strike + home, hit + the nail on the head, be spot on, get + it + right, hit + the truth, hit it out of + the park, hit + a home run, knock it out of + the park.

    Ex: Apologies to those telephone company employees who saw the light years ago and have been trying to convince their employers.

    Ex: Tom Hernandez tried not to show how sad he felt about his friends' leaving, and managed to keep up a cheerful facade until the party broke up.
    Ex: Among many observations in this widely bruited report, one in particular struck home: fewer books had been translated into Arabic in a millennium than were translated into Spanish in a year.
    Ex: One ISO team member hit the nail on the head by saying that the ISO certificate would mean a lot for our customers.
    Ex: The program is spot on -- you can't fault it with the presentation and it's totally inoffensive and suitable for kids.
    Ex: If the reading-boy misread the copy, or if the corrector misheard or misunderstood the reading-boy, a wrong word might be entered on the proof as a correction whether or not the compositor had got it right in the first place.
    Ex: He hit the truth in one point only, the number of windows on one side of the house.
    Ex: We already knew these Irish lads were among the best boy bands out there, but they really hit it out of the park with this romantic song.
    Ex: EGND has hit a home run with the introduction of a new product line, increasing sales projections, and ramping up production schedules.
    Ex: It was a risk, but early results seem to indicate that the duo has knocked it out of the park with the new version.
    * acertar con = put + Posesivo + finger on.

    * * *
    acertar [A5 ]
    vt
    ‹respuesta/resultado› to get … right
    sólo acertó tres respuestas she only got three answers right, she only answered three questions correctly
    a ver si aciertas quién es see if you can guess who it is
    ■ acertar
    vi
    A (atinar) to be right
    ¿no te dije que iban a perder? pues acerté didn't I tell you they were going to lose? well, I was right
    dijo varios nombres pero no acertó she said several names but didn't get it right
    acertaste al no comprarlo it was a good decision not to buy it, you did the right thing not buying it
    acertar CON algo to get sth right
    ¿acerté con la talla? did I get the size right?
    has acertado con el regalo, es justo lo que necesitaba your present's perfect, it's just what I needed
    no acerté con la calle/casa I couldn't find the street/house
    B (lograr, atinar) acertar A + INF to manage to + INF
    no acertó a decir palabra she didn't manage to say a single word, she was unable to utter a single word
    no acierto a comprender qué es lo que pretende I just can't see o I fail to see what he hopes to achieve
    C ( liter) (suceder casualmente) acertar A + INF to happen to + INF
    acertó a pasar por allí he happened to pass that way
    * * *

     

    acertar ( conjugate acertar) verbo transitivorespuesta/resultadoto get … right;

    verbo intransitivo
    1
    a) (dar, pegar): acertarle a algo to hit sth;




    2 ( lograr) acertar a hacer algo to manage to do sth
    acertar
    I verbo transitivo
    1 (dar con la solución) to get right
    2 (adivinar) to guess correctly
    3 acertar la quiniela, to win the pools
    II verbo intransitivo
    1 (decidir correctamente) to be right
    2 (encontrar) cuando por fin acertó con la llave..., when she finally found the right key...
    ' acertar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    atinar
    - blanca
    - blanco
    - equivocar
    - acierta
    - dar
    English:
    character
    - chord
    - football
    - guess
    * * *
    vt
    1. [adivinar] to guess (correctly);
    acerté dos respuestas I got two answers right
    2. [blanco] to hit
    vi
    1. [al contestar, adivinar] to be right;
    [al escoger, decidir] to make a good choice;
    acerté a la primera I got it right first time;
    acertó al elegir esa profesión she made the right decision when she chose that career;
    acertaste con su regalo you chose her present well, you chose just the right present for her;
    Fam
    no acertar una: a la hora de comprar regalos no acierta una when it comes to buying presents she never gets it right
    2. [en blanco]
    acertó en la diana she hit the bull's-eye;
    el disparo le acertó en la cabeza the bullet hit him in the head
    3. [conseguir]
    acertar a hacer algo to manage to do sth;
    no acierto a entenderlo I can't understand it at all
    4. [ocurrir casualmente]
    acertaba a pasar por allí she happened to pass that way;
    acertó a nevar cuando llegamos al pueblo it happened to start snowing when we reached the village
    5.
    acertar con [hallar] to find;
    acertamos con el desvío correcto we found the right turn-off
    * * *
    I v/t respuesta get right; al hacer una conjetura guess;
    acertar el blanco, acertar en la diana fig hit the nail on the head
    II v/i
    1 be right;
    acertar con algo get sth right
    2
    :
    no acierto a hacerlo I don’t seem to be able to do it
    * * *
    acertar {55} vt
    : to guess correctly
    atinar: to be accurate, to be on target
    * * *
    1. (respuesta) to get right
    2. (objetivo) to hit [pt. & pp. hit]
    3. (adivinar) to guess

    Spanish-English dictionary > acertar

  • 9 acondicionado

    adj.
    equipped, prepared, fit, conditioned.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: acondicionar.
    * * *
    1→ link=acondicionar acondicionar
    1 equipped, fitted-out
    * * *
    ADJ

    bien acondicionado[persona] genial, affable, nice; [objeto] in good condition

    mal acondicionado[persona] bad-tempered, difficult; [objeto] in bad condition

    * * *
    ----
    * acondicionado para el futuro = future-proof.
    * aire acondicionado = air-conditioning.
    * aparato de aire acondicionado = air conditioner.
    * con aire acondicionado = air conditioned.
    * sistema de aire acondicionado = air conditioning system.
    * tener aire acondiconado = be air-conditioned.
    * * *
    * acondicionado para el futuro = future-proof.
    * aire acondicionado = air-conditioning.
    * aparato de aire acondicionado = air conditioner.
    * con aire acondicionado = air conditioned.
    * sistema de aire acondicionado = air conditioning system.
    * tener aire acondiconado = be air-conditioned.
    * * *

    Del verbo acondicionar: ( conjugate acondicionar)

    acondicionado es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    acondicionado    
    acondicionar
    acondicionar ( conjugate acondicionar) verbo transitivo
    a)vivienda/local to equip, fit out

    b) (Col) ‹ carro to soup up

    acondicionado,-a adj (local, habitáculo, negocio) equipped, fitted-out
    aire acondicionado, air conditioning
    acondicionar verbo transitivo
    1 to prepare, set up: acondicionaron el trastero como sala de juegos, they turned the storage room into a games room
    2 (climatizar) to air-condition
    3 (suavizar el cabello) to condition
    ' acondicionado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    acondicionada
    - aire
    - dotada
    - dotado
    - frigoría
    - refrigeración
    - refrigerador
    English:
    air-conditioning
    - air
    * * *
    acondicionado, -a adj
    [equipado] equipped;
    estar bien/mal acondicionado to be in a fit/no fit state;
    con aire acondicionado air-conditioned
    * * *
    adj
    :
    aire acondicionado air conditioning
    * * *
    acondicionado, -da adj
    1) : equipped, fitted-out
    2)
    bien acondicionado : in good shape, in a fit state

    Spanish-English dictionary > acondicionado

  • 10 acondicionado para el futuro

    (adj.) = future-proof
    Ex. Lack of funding has led to the development of a strategy which it is hoped will lead to the creation of a ' future-proof' environment based on in-house developed software.
    * * *
    (adj.) = future-proof

    Ex: Lack of funding has led to the development of a strategy which it is hoped will lead to the creation of a ' future-proof' environment based on in-house developed software.

    Spanish-English dictionary > acondicionado para el futuro

  • 11 acreditación

    f.
    1 accreditation, credit, credit note.
    2 credentialing, licensors.
    * * *
    1 accreditation
    * * *
    SF (=acto) accreditation; (=autorización) authorization, sanctioning
    * * *
    femenino ( acción) accreditation; ( documento) credentials (pl)
    * * *
    = reputation, accreditation, proof of identity.
    Ex. The reputation of the information and its authority will be more exposed to examination.
    Ex. There is need for reform of the curriculum and a national system of accreditation.
    Ex. All applicants for a driver license must present proof of identity satisfactory to the department.
    ----
    * acreditación en informática = computer driving licence.
    * acreditación europea en informática = European computer driving licence (ECDL).
    * proceso de acreditación = accreditation process.
    * * *
    femenino ( acción) accreditation; ( documento) credentials (pl)
    * * *
    = reputation, accreditation, proof of identity.

    Ex: The reputation of the information and its authority will be more exposed to examination.

    Ex: There is need for reform of the curriculum and a national system of accreditation.
    Ex: All applicants for a driver license must present proof of identity satisfactory to the department.
    * acreditación en informática = computer driving licence.
    * acreditación europea en informática = European computer driving licence (ECDL).
    * proceso de acreditación = accreditation process.

    * * *
    1 (acción) accreditation
    2 (documento) credentials (pl)
    * * *
    1. [de periodista] press card;
    [de congresista, deportista] pass acreditación de prensa press pass
    2. [de diplomático] credentials
    * * *
    f documento credentials pl
    * * *
    acreditación nf, pl - ciones : accreditation

    Spanish-English dictionary > acreditación

  • 12 acreditativo

    adj.
    accrediting.
    * * *
    1 which proves, which gives proof
    * * *
    ADJ
    * * *
    - va adjetivo (frml) supporting (before n)

    acreditativo de algo: los documentos acreditativos de la propiedad the documents which certify ownership; recibo acreditativo de pago — receipt ( that proves payment)

    * * *
    ----
    * documento acreditativo de identidad = proof of identity.
    * * *
    - va adjetivo (frml) supporting (before n)

    acreditativo de algo: los documentos acreditativos de la propiedad the documents which certify ownership; recibo acreditativo de pago — receipt ( that proves payment)

    * * *
    * documento acreditativo de identidad = proof of identity.
    * * *
    ( frml); supporting ( before n)
    no posee ningún documento acreditativo he does not have any supporting documents o any documents to prove it
    acreditativo DE algo:
    los documentos acreditativos de la propiedad del inmueble the documents certifying o which certify o which accredit ownership of the building
    presentó el recibo acreditativo de haber efectuado el pago he presented the receipt that proved he had paid
    * * *

    acreditativo,-a adjetivo documentos acreditativos, supporting documents
    ' acreditativo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    acreditativa
    * * *
    acreditativo, -a adj
    accrediting;
    diploma acreditativo certificate;
    ¿tiene algún documento acreditativo de que es el dueño del vehículo? do you have any documents proving your ownership of the vehicle?;
    un recibo acreditativo del pago de una factura a receipt confirming payment of an invoice
    * * *
    adj supporting;
    documento acreditativo supporting document

    Spanish-English dictionary > acreditativo

  • 13 acta

    f.
    1 certificate (certificado).
    acta de defunción death certificate
    acta notarial affidavit
    acta (de nombramiento) certificate of appointment
    2 minutes, act.
    * * *
    2 (certificado) certificate, official document
    \
    constar en acta to be on record, be in the minutes
    levantar acta to draw up the minutes
    acta notarial affidavit
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    SF
    1) [de reunión] minutes pl

    constar en acta, las pruebas documentales constan en acta — the documentary proof is in the minutes

    levantar acta de — [+ reunión, sesión parlamentaria] to write up the minutes of; [+ acontecimiento, delito] to make a(n official) report on

    tomar acta de algo — Cono Sur to take note of sth, bear sth in mind

    2) [de congreso] proceedings pl ; [de organismo] records pl
    3) (Educ) [de notas] student's achievement record
    4) (=certificado) certificate

    acta de diputado — (Pol) certificate of election

    5) [de acuerdo]

    acta orgánica LAm constitution

    6) (Jur)
    7) (Rel) (=relato)
    8) LAm (=ley) act, law
    * * *
    femenino‡
    a) ( de reunión) minutes (pl)
    b) ( acuerdo) agreement, accord (frml)
    c) ( de exámenes) certificate
    * * *
    ----
    * acta de defunción = death certificate.
    * acta de juicio = trial record.
    * acta de nacimiento = birth certificate.
    * acta de sesión = trial record.
    * actas = minutes, published proceedings.
    * actas de congresos = conference proceedings, proceedings, published proceedings.
    * actas de reuniones = transactions.
    * * *
    femenino‡
    a) ( de reunión) minutes (pl)
    b) ( acuerdo) agreement, accord (frml)
    c) ( de exámenes) certificate
    * * *
    * acta de defunción = death certificate.
    * acta de juicio = trial record.
    * acta de nacimiento = birth certificate.
    * acta de sesión = trial record.
    * actas = minutes, published proceedings.
    * actas de congresos = conference proceedings, proceedings, published proceedings.
    * actas de reuniones = transactions.
    * * *
    f‡
    1 (de una reunión) minutes (pl)
    no consta en (el) acta it does not appear in the minutes, it has not been minuted
    levantó acta de la reunión she took the minutes of the meeting
    2 (acuerdo) agreement, accord ( frml)
    el acta que se firmó en Ginebra the Geneva agreement o accord, the agreement o accord signed in Geneva
    3 (de exámenes) certificate
    Compuestos:
    acta constitutiva or de constitución
    memorandum of association
    ( Col) entry in the register of deaths
    certificate of election
    ( Méx) marriage certificate
    ( Méx) birth certificate
    notarial deed, deed executed by notary
    Single European Act
    * * *

     

    acta feminine noun taking masculine article in the singular ( de reunión) minutes (pl);

    acta de defunción (Col, Méx, Ven) entry in the register of deaths;
    acta de matrimonio/nacimiento (Méx) marriage/birth certificate;
    acta notarial notarial deed
    acta sustantivo femenino
    1 (de una reunión) minutes pl, record
    2 (certificado oficial) certificate, official document
    acta notarial, affidavit
    ♦ Locuciones: levantar acta, to take minutes o draft a statement

    ' acta' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    constar
    - notarial
    - constancia
    English:
    record
    - birth
    - minute
    * * *
    1. [certificado] certificate;
    acta (de nombramiento) certificate of appointment
    acta de defunción death certificate;
    acta de diputado = document certifying that the holder is a member of parliament;
    no piensa renunciar a su acta de diputada she has no plans to resign her seat in parliament;
    acta notarial affidavit
    2.
    acta(s) [de junta, reunión] minutes;
    actas [de congreso] proceedings;
    constar en acta to be recorded in the minutes;
    levantar acta to take the minutes
    3.
    actas [educativas] = official record of a student's marks
    4. [acuerdo] UE Acta de Adhesión Act of Accession;
    acta fundacional founding treaty;
    UE Acta Única (Europea) Single European Act
    * * *
    f(pl)
    1 minutes pl ;
    acta de una sesión minutes of a meeting;
    hacer constar algo en acta include sth in the minutes, minute sth;
    levantar acta take the minutes
    2
    :
    actas pl JUR proceedings
    * * *
    acta nf
    1) : document, certificate
    acta de nacimiento: birth certificate
    2) actas nfpl
    : minutes (of a meeting)
    * * *
    acta n
    2. (de exámenes) results

    Spanish-English dictionary > acta

  • 14 acusar de

    v.
    1 to accuse of, to blame of, to have up for.
    Ricardo acusa a Silvia de estafa Ricardo accuses Silvia of fraud.
    2 to accuse of, to cite for, to charge with.
    * * *
    (v.) = lambast [lambaste], make + Nombre + out to be
    Ex. Correctly, the author finds that the realities of antebellum reform are too complex either to laud the reformers' benevolence or to lambast them as fanatics.
    Ex. The union would have to make me out to be nearly a criminal in order to make that sort of proof.
    * * *
    (v.) = lambast [lambaste], make + Nombre + out to be

    Ex: Correctly, the author finds that the realities of antebellum reform are too complex either to laud the reformers' benevolence or to lambast them as fanatics.

    Ex: The union would have to make me out to be nearly a criminal in order to make that sort of proof.

    Spanish-English dictionary > acusar de

  • 15 aducir

    v.
    1 to give, to furnish (motivo, pretexto).
    “estaba muy cansado”, adujo “I was very tired,” he explained
    2 to allege, to present, to adduce, to claim.
    El ladrón alegó su inocencia The thief alleged his innocence.
    3 to allege to, to adduce to, to claim to, to maintain to.
    * * *
    Conjugation model [ CONDUCIR], like link=conducir conducir
    1 to adduce, allege
    * * *
    VT (=alegar) to adduce, offer as proof; [+ prueba] to provide, furnish
    * * *
    verbo transitivo <razones/argumentos> to put forward, adduce (frml); < pruebas> to provide, furnish
    * * *
    = put forth, submit, adduce.
    Ex. Relevant cultural policy issues are explored, and recommendations are put forth for enhancing Canadian cultural sovereignty through book publishing.
    Ex. I submit that no ordinary, right-minded library user who is looking for Western Behavioral Institute is going to look under LA JOLLA, California.
    Ex. Sceptics might adduce this as another example of the unreliability of PMEST as a basis of analysis.
    ----
    * aducir como evidencia = adduce as + evidence.
    * aducir razones = provide + reasons.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo <razones/argumentos> to put forward, adduce (frml); < pruebas> to provide, furnish
    * * *
    = put forth, submit, adduce.

    Ex: Relevant cultural policy issues are explored, and recommendations are put forth for enhancing Canadian cultural sovereignty through book publishing.

    Ex: I submit that no ordinary, right-minded library user who is looking for Western Behavioral Institute is going to look under LA JOLLA, California.
    Ex: Sceptics might adduce this as another example of the unreliability of PMEST as a basis of analysis.
    * aducir como evidencia = adduce as + evidence.
    * aducir razones = provide + reasons.

    * * *
    aducir [I6 ]
    vt
    ‹razones› to give, put forward, adduce ( frml); ‹argumentos› to put forward, adduce ( frml); ‹pruebas› to provide, furnish
    adujo no haber sido informado del cambio de fechas he claimed that he had not been informed of the change of dates
    * * *

    aducir verbo transitivo to adduce, allege
    ' aducir' also found in these entries:
    English:
    charge
    * * *
    aducir vt
    [motivo, pretexto] to give, to furnish;
    adujo insolvencia para evitar pagar a sus acreedores he claimed insolvency to avoid paying his creditors;
    “estaba muy cansado”, adujo “I was very tired,” he explained
    * * *
    v/t
    1 razones, argumentos give, put forward
    2 ( alegar) claim
    * * *
    aducir {61} vt
    : to adduce, to offer as proof

    Spanish-English dictionary > aducir

  • 16 afianzar

    v.
    1 to reinforce.
    2 to consolidate.
    3 to secure, to make secure, to reinforce, to ensure.
    Elsa afianza las velas Elsa secures the sails.
    4 to bail, to give a guarantee for, to give guarantee for, to bond.
    Ricardo afianzó al preso Richard bailed the prisoner.
    5 to base, to found.
    * * *
    1 (sujetar) to strengthen, reinforce
    2 figurado to support, back
    3 (dar fianza) to stand bail for
    1 (estabilizarse) to steady oneself
    2 (convencerse) to become surer, become more convinced
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (=reforzar) to strengthen, secure; (=sostener) to support, prop up; (fig) (=apoyar) to support, back
    2) (Com) (=avalar) to guarantee, vouch for; (=ser fiador) to stand surety for
    2.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo <posición/postura> to consolidate
    2.
    afianzarse v pron prestigio/sistema to become consolidated
    * * *
    = consolidate, entrench, strengthen, solidify, firm up, place + Nombre + on a secure footing, place + Nombre + on a firmer footing, secure.
    Ex. We've eliminated the editorial proof section and consolidated that operation in the MARC verification group, so we're hoping that's going to improve the quality.
    Ex. This attitude serves to sanction and entrench methods detrimental to the quality of our catalogs.
    Ex. He proposes a research agenda that could strengthen archival appraisal and the profession's ability to document society.
    Ex. Libraries need to solidify around their new formats to integrate them fully with the mission and services.
    Ex. 'Come back after lunch and we'll firm it up' His quick sentences had the tone of entreaty = "Vuelve después del almuerzo y lo concretaremos" Sus rápidas frases tenían tono de súplica.
    Ex. The success of the service in terms of use and solid revenue generated were sufficient to place the service on a secure footing.
    Ex. Information security management has been placed on a firmer footing with the publication of standards by national bodies.
    Ex. They are responsible for putting together advertisements, securing proofs, procuring the matrices, electrotypes, and other duplicate plates needed for insertion in publications.
    ----
    * afianzar el dominio sobre = tighten + Posesivo + grip on.
    * afianzar las bases = strengthen + foundations.
    * afianzarse = gain + a foothold, establish + strong positions, find + Posesivo + feet, find + Posesivo + footing.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo <posición/postura> to consolidate
    2.
    afianzarse v pron prestigio/sistema to become consolidated
    * * *
    = consolidate, entrench, strengthen, solidify, firm up, place + Nombre + on a secure footing, place + Nombre + on a firmer footing, secure.

    Ex: We've eliminated the editorial proof section and consolidated that operation in the MARC verification group, so we're hoping that's going to improve the quality.

    Ex: This attitude serves to sanction and entrench methods detrimental to the quality of our catalogs.
    Ex: He proposes a research agenda that could strengthen archival appraisal and the profession's ability to document society.
    Ex: Libraries need to solidify around their new formats to integrate them fully with the mission and services.
    Ex: 'Come back after lunch and we'll firm it up' His quick sentences had the tone of entreaty = "Vuelve después del almuerzo y lo concretaremos" Sus rápidas frases tenían tono de súplica.
    Ex: The success of the service in terms of use and solid revenue generated were sufficient to place the service on a secure footing.
    Ex: Information security management has been placed on a firmer footing with the publication of standards by national bodies.
    Ex: They are responsible for putting together advertisements, securing proofs, procuring the matrices, electrotypes, and other duplicate plates needed for insertion in publications.
    * afianzar el dominio sobre = tighten + Posesivo + grip on.
    * afianzar las bases = strengthen + foundations.
    * afianzarse = gain + a foothold, establish + strong positions, find + Posesivo + feet, find + Posesivo + footing.

    * * *
    afianzar [A4 ]
    vt
    ‹prestigio/relación› to consolidate
    para afianzar su posición en la empresa to consolidate her position in the firm
    las tareas sirven para afianzar lo explicado en clase the purpose of the homework is to reinforce o consolidate what has been taught in class
    esta novela lo ha afianzado como escritor this novel has consolidated his reputation as a writer
    afianzó un pie en la cornisa he got a firm foothold on the ledge
    «prestigio/sistema» to consolidate itself, to become consolidated
    se fue afianzando cada vez más en esa convicción he became more and more convinced of it
    * * *

    afianzar ( conjugate afianzar) verbo transitivoposición/postura to consolidate
    afianzarse verbo pronominal [prestigio/sistema] to become consolidated
    afianzar verbo transitivo to strengthen, reinforce
    ' afianzar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    asegurar
    English:
    bond
    * * *
    vt
    1. [construcción] to reinforce;
    afianzaron los cimientos they reinforced the foundations
    2. [posición] to make secure;
    [relación] to consolidate;
    afianzó el pie en el escalón he steadied his foot on the step;
    la empresa ha afianzado su liderazgo en el sector the company has consolidated its market leadership;
    el tratado afianza las relaciones entre los dos países the treaty consolidates relations between the two countries
    * * *
    v/t fig
    strengthen
    * * *
    afianzar {21} vt
    1) : to secure, to strengthen
    2) : to guarantee, to vouch for

    Spanish-English dictionary > afianzar

  • 17 aguantar un golpe

    (v.) = take + a hit
    Ex. We designed a secure -- and we will build it eventually -- computer room that was fireproof, tornado proof, and would take a hit from a single engine craft.
    * * *
    (v.) = take + a hit

    Ex: We designed a secure -- and we will build it eventually -- computer room that was fireproof, tornado proof, and would take a hit from a single engine craft.

    Spanish-English dictionary > aguantar un golpe

  • 18 aislamiento

    m.
    1 isolation.
    2 insulation.
    aislamiento de doble pared cavity wall insulation
    * * *
    1 (acción) isolation
    2 TÉCNICA insulation
    * * *
    noun m.
    * * *
    SM
    1) (=acción) isolation; (=soledad) loneliness, lonesomeness (EEUU)
    2) (Elec) insulation
    * * *
    1) ( en general) isolation
    2) (Elec) insulation
    * * *
    = insulation, isolation, insularity, ostracism, insulating, reclusion.
    Ex. With a little bit of forethought on such aspects as insulation, windows and even the shape of a building to name only some aspects, considerable economies can be achieved.
    Ex. He wrote an article with the title 'A rabbit-proof fence: benefits and problems of isolation in Western Australia'.
    Ex. It is not a question of loss of sovereignty, or the so-called British 'insularity' much vaunted in Community circles.
    Ex. Children's librarians have perpetuated beliefs and behaviour patterns that may lead to the elimination, downgrading or ostracism of children's services.
    Ex. Teaching units cover insulating, drywall, painting and wall covering, glass and glazing, floor covering, and landscaping.
    Ex. Much of his later life he lived in reclusion, loneliness, poor health, and despair.
    ----
    * aislamiento social = social isolation.
    * * *
    1) ( en general) isolation
    2) (Elec) insulation
    * * *
    = insulation, isolation, insularity, ostracism, insulating, reclusion.

    Ex: With a little bit of forethought on such aspects as insulation, windows and even the shape of a building to name only some aspects, considerable economies can be achieved.

    Ex: He wrote an article with the title 'A rabbit-proof fence: benefits and problems of isolation in Western Australia'.
    Ex: It is not a question of loss of sovereignty, or the so-called British 'insularity' much vaunted in Community circles.
    Ex: Children's librarians have perpetuated beliefs and behaviour patterns that may lead to the elimination, downgrading or ostracism of children's services.
    Ex: Teaching units cover insulating, drywall, painting and wall covering, glass and glazing, floor covering, and landscaping.
    Ex: Much of his later life he lived in reclusion, loneliness, poor health, and despair.
    * aislamiento social = social isolation.

    * * *
    A
    1 (acción) isolation
    el aislamiento de un virus the isolation of a virus
    2 (estado) isolation
    3 (en la cárcel) isolation, solitary confinement
    B ( Elec) insulation
    Compuestos:
    soundproofing
    insulation, thermal insulation
    * * *

     

    aislamiento sustantivo masculino

    b) (Elec) insulation

    aislamiento sustantivo masculino
    1 isolation
    2 Téc insulation
    ' aislamiento' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    soledad
    - cuarentena
    English:
    insulation
    - isolation
    - seclusion
    - pad
    * * *
    1. [de lugar] isolation
    2. [de persona] isolation
    3. [de virus] isolation
    4. [de cable, vivienda] insulation
    aislamiento acústico soundproofing;
    aislamiento eléctrico electric insulation;
    aislamiento térmico thermal insulation
    * * *
    m TÉC, EL insulation; fig
    isolation
    * * *
    1) : isolation
    2) : insulation

    Spanish-English dictionary > aislamiento

  • 19 al año

    adv.
    a year, per year, per annum.
    * * *
    = per annum, per year
    Ex. BNB has two four-monthly cumulations per annum, which are superseded by an annual volume, and then triennial cumulations.
    Ex. The system is clean, largely theft proof and space saving, requiring only four double-sided discs per year.
    * * *
    = per annum, per year

    Ex: BNB has two four-monthly cumulations per annum, which are superseded by an annual volume, and then triennial cumulations.

    Ex: The system is clean, largely theft proof and space saving, requiring only four double-sided discs per year.

    Spanish-English dictionary > al año

  • 20 alcohol

    m.
    1 alcohol.
    alcohol desinfectante surgical spirit
    alcohol de quemar methylated spirits
    2 rubbing alcohol.
    * * *
    1 (sustancia) alcohol
    2 (bebida) alcohol, spirits plural
    \
    alcohol desnaturalizado/metílico/de quemar methylated spirits, methylated spirit
    * * *
    noun m.
    * * *

    alcohol absoluto — absolute alcohol, pure alcohol

    alcohol de quemar, alcohol desnaturalizado, alcohol metílico — methylated spirit

    * * *
    1) (Quím) alcohol; (Farm) tb

    alcohol de 90 (grados)rubbing alcohol (AmE), surgical spirit (BrE)

    2) ( bebida) alcohol, drink
    * * *
    = alcohol, spirit, booze, liquor, alchy [alchie].
    Ex. Although users are better informed than non-users, they are fairly alike in their attitudes toward such issues as capital punishment and the effect of alcohol on driving.
    Ex. A common defence of drivers against disqualification from driving for having a high blood alcohol level is to claim that they had unwittingly consumed a drink laced with added spirits.
    Ex. I have to hand it to you, maybe you've got some booze in you or maybe you just like to hang loose, but you put on quite a show.
    Ex. During the 14th century distilled liquors were commonly used as remedies for the Black Death.
    Ex. Then I followed these two jokers to a liquor store where they got them some alchy.
    ----
    * abuso del alcohol = alcohol abuse.
    * alcohol de madera = wood alcohol.
    * alcohol metílico = wood alcohol, methyl alcohol.
    * alcohol polivinílico = polyvinyl alcohol.
    * bebida baja en alcohol = low-alcohol drink.
    * campaña contra la conducción bajo la influencia del alcohol = drink-drive campaign, anti-drink-drive campaign.
    * conducción bajo la influencia del alcohol = drink driving, drunk driving.
    * conducir bajo la influencia del alcohol = drive while under + the influence of alcohol.
    * consumo de alcohol = alcohol consumption.
    * de alcohol = spirit-based.
    * hábito de consumo de alcohol = drinking practice, drinking habit.
    * índice de alcohol en sangre = blood alcohol level.
    * industria del alcohol, la = alcohol industry, the.
    * problema con el alcohol = drinking problem.
    * problemas con el alcohol = problem drinking.
    * relacionado con el alcohol = alcohol-related.
    * sin alcohol = alcoholfree.
    * tasa de alcohol en sangre = blood alcohol level.
    * * *
    1) (Quím) alcohol; (Farm) tb

    alcohol de 90 (grados)rubbing alcohol (AmE), surgical spirit (BrE)

    2) ( bebida) alcohol, drink
    * * *
    = alcohol, spirit, booze, liquor, alchy [alchie].

    Ex: Although users are better informed than non-users, they are fairly alike in their attitudes toward such issues as capital punishment and the effect of alcohol on driving.

    Ex: A common defence of drivers against disqualification from driving for having a high blood alcohol level is to claim that they had unwittingly consumed a drink laced with added spirits.
    Ex: I have to hand it to you, maybe you've got some booze in you or maybe you just like to hang loose, but you put on quite a show.
    Ex: During the 14th century distilled liquors were commonly used as remedies for the Black Death.
    Ex: Then I followed these two jokers to a liquor store where they got them some alchy.
    * abuso del alcohol = alcohol abuse.
    * alcohol de madera = wood alcohol.
    * alcohol metílico = wood alcohol, methyl alcohol.
    * alcohol polivinílico = polyvinyl alcohol.
    * bebida baja en alcohol = low-alcohol drink.
    * campaña contra la conducción bajo la influencia del alcohol = drink-drive campaign, anti-drink-drive campaign.
    * conducción bajo la influencia del alcohol = drink driving, drunk driving.
    * conducir bajo la influencia del alcohol = drive while under + the influence of alcohol.
    * consumo de alcohol = alcohol consumption.
    * de alcohol = spirit-based.
    * hábito de consumo de alcohol = drinking practice, drinking habit.
    * índice de alcohol en sangre = blood alcohol level.
    * industria del alcohol, la = alcohol industry, the.
    * problema con el alcohol = drinking problem.
    * problemas con el alcohol = problem drinking.
    * relacionado con el alcohol = alcohol-related.
    * sin alcohol = alcoholfree.
    * tasa de alcohol en sangre = blood alcohol level.

    * * *
    A
    1 ( Quím) alcohol
    2 ( Farm) tb
    alcohol de 90 (grados) rubbing alcohol ( AmE), surgical spirit ( BrE)
    Compuestos:
    absolute alcohol
    methanol, methyl alcohol, methylated spirits ( BrE)
    ethyl alcohol
    methyl alcohol
    pure alcohol
    vinic alcohol
    B (bebida) alcohol, drink
    intenté dejar el alcohol I tried to give up drinking o alcohol o drink
    ahogar las penas en alcohol to drown one's sorrows in drink
    * * *

    alcohol sustantivo masculino
    1 (Quím) alcohol;
    (Farm) tb

    2 ( bebida) alcohol, drink
    alcohol sustantivo masculino alcohol
    ' alcohol' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abotargada
    - abotargado
    - abusar
    - alcoholemia
    - cerveza
    - ciega
    - ciego
    - desintoxicarse
    - desnaturalizada
    - desnaturalizado
    - domar
    - etílica
    - etílico
    - fricción
    - inflar
    - ingerir
    - metílica
    - metílico
    - perjudicar
    - petaca
    - probar
    - prohibir
    - resaca
    - seca
    - seco
    - sin
    - sobria
    - sobrio
    - soplar
    - tener
    - abstenerse
    - alegrar
    - alegre
    - chicha
    - destilar
    - efecto
    - embriagarse
    - entonado
    - graduación
    - influencia
    - intoxicación
    - licor
    - mamar
    - marear
    - suprimir
    - tomar
    English:
    alcohol
    - bring out
    - clampdown
    - downfall
    - drink
    - drown
    - drunk driving
    - DUI
    - limit
    - liquor
    - low-alcohol
    - neat
    - non-alcoholic
    - proof
    - slug
    - sorrow
    - spirit
    - stoned
    - strength
    - surgical spirit
    - tot
    - touch
    - vice
    - Breathalyzer
    - drinking
    - give
    - low
    - methylated spirit(s)
    - mixer
    - sobriety
    - surgical
    - temperance
    * * *
    1. Quím alcohol
    alcohol de 96° surgical spirit;
    alcohol etílico ethanol, ethyl alcohol;
    alcohol de grano grain alcohol;
    alcohol de quemar methylated spirits, meths
    2. [bebida] alcohol, drink;
    tiene problemas con el alcohol he has a drink problem;
    si bebes alcohol, no conduzcas if you drink alcohol o have something to drink, don't drive
    * * *
    m
    1 alcohol;
    prueba/test de alcohol breath test;
    los efectos del alcohol under the influence of alcohol
    2 MED rubbing alcohol, Br
    surgical spirit
    * * *
    : alcohol
    * * *
    alcohol n alcohol

    Spanish-English dictionary > alcohol

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