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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 orillas del río

    Ex. With its riverfront orientation and steps leading down to the esplanade, the library evokes a Greek devotional temple.
    * * *

    Ex: With its riverfront orientation and steps leading down to the esplanade, the library evokes a Greek devotional temple.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a orillas del río

  • 3 devoto

    adj.
    1 devoted, adoring, devotional, devout.
    2 dedicated, devoted, assiduous.
    m.
    1 devotee, worshiper, worshipper.
    2 member of a sect, sectary.
    3 churchgoer.
    * * *
    1 (piadoso) devout, pious
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 RELIGIÓN pious person, devout person
    2 figurado (seguidor) devoted follower, devotee, admirer
    * * *
    devoto, -a
    1. ADJ
    1) (Rel) [persona] devout; [obra] devotional
    2) (=apegado, fiel) devoted (de to)

    su devoto servidorfrm your devoted servant

    2. SM / F
    1) (Rel) devout person

    los devotos — the faithful; [en iglesia] the congregation sing

    2) (=aficionado) devotee
    * * *
    I
    - ta adjetivo < persona> devout; <lugar/obra> devotional
    II
    - ta masculino, femenino
    a) (Relig)
    * * *
    = devotee, devout, devotional, sectary, prayerful, devoted, loyal (to), pious, God-fearing.
    Ex. 'Punch' satirised the opponents more cruelly: 'Here is an institution doomed to scare the furious devotees of laissez faire'.
    Ex. His goal was to contribute to the 'uplift' of the masses and to make men sober, righteous, conservative, patient, and devout -- in short, to make others more like himself.
    Ex. With its riverfront orientation and steps leading down to the esplanade, the library evokes a Greek devotional temple.
    Ex. Further, the grand tradition still reflects the anxiety of the `free library' to dissociate itself from the proselytising clamour of Victorian sectaries of various kinds.
    Ex. The article 'Man proposes, God disposes' is reminder that all planning should take place in a spirit of prayerful reliance on God.
    Ex. Overprotective feelings occur mostly in very devoted, tender-hearted parents who are inclined to feel guilty.
    Ex. He was said to be 100% loyal to the library and perfectly satisfied with his position.
    Ex. This pious plantation owner wanted to teach Christianity to 12 of his slaves by inviting them to participate in a reenactment of the Last Supper.
    Ex. On this increasingly God-fearing globe, only Western Europe looks like the last bastion of secularism -- or are the faithful here too returning to the fold?.
    ----
    * judío devoto = devout Jew.
    * * *
    I
    - ta adjetivo < persona> devout; <lugar/obra> devotional
    II
    - ta masculino, femenino
    a) (Relig)
    * * *
    = devotee, devout, devotional, sectary, prayerful, devoted, loyal (to), pious, God-fearing.

    Ex: 'Punch' satirised the opponents more cruelly: 'Here is an institution doomed to scare the furious devotees of laissez faire'.

    Ex: His goal was to contribute to the 'uplift' of the masses and to make men sober, righteous, conservative, patient, and devout -- in short, to make others more like himself.
    Ex: With its riverfront orientation and steps leading down to the esplanade, the library evokes a Greek devotional temple.
    Ex: Further, the grand tradition still reflects the anxiety of the `free library' to dissociate itself from the proselytising clamour of Victorian sectaries of various kinds.
    Ex: The article 'Man proposes, God disposes' is reminder that all planning should take place in a spirit of prayerful reliance on God.
    Ex: Overprotective feelings occur mostly in very devoted, tender-hearted parents who are inclined to feel guilty.
    Ex: He was said to be 100% loyal to the library and perfectly satisfied with his position.
    Ex: This pious plantation owner wanted to teach Christianity to 12 of his slaves by inviting them to participate in a reenactment of the Last Supper.
    Ex: On this increasingly God-fearing globe, only Western Europe looks like the last bastion of secularism -- or are the faithful here too returning to the fold?.
    * judío devoto = devout Jew.

    * * *
    devoto1 -ta
    ‹persona› devout; ‹estampa/lugar/obra› devotional
    es muy devoto de la Virgen he's a devout follower of the Virgin
    devoto2 -ta
    masculine, feminine
    1 ( Relig) devoto DE algn devotee OF sb
    es un devoto de San Juan he is a devotee of Saint John
    2 (aficionado) devoto DE algo devotee OF sth
    los devotos de la música clásica devotees of classical music
    devoto DE algn admirer OF sb
    los devotos del famoso tenor admirers of the famous tenor
    * * *

    devoto
    ◊ -ta adjetivo ‹ persona devout;


    lugar/obra devotional
    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino
    a) (Relig) devoto de algn devotee of sb

    b) ( aficionado) devoto de algo/algn devotee of sth/admirer of sb

    devoto,-a
    I adjetivo
    1 Rel pious, devout
    2 (admirador) es un devoto lector de Dostoievski, he's an ardent reader of Dostoevski
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino
    1 Rel pious person
    2 (admirador) devotee
    ' devoto' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    devota
    - piadosa
    - piadoso
    English:
    devotee
    - devout
    - worshipper
    - devoted
    * * *
    devoto, -a
    adj
    1. [piadoso] devout;
    ser devoto de to have a devotion for
    2. [admirador] devoted (de to)
    3. [imagen, templo, lugar] devotional
    nm,f
    1. [beato] devout person;
    es un devoto de San Antonio he has a special devotion to St Anthony;
    los devotos the faithful
    2. [admirador] devotee (de of);
    buenas noticias para los devotos del cine de ciencia ficción good news for fans of science fiction movies o Br films
    * * *
    I adj devout
    II m, devota f devotee (de of)
    * * *
    devoto, -ta adj
    : devout
    devotamente adv
    devoto, -ta n
    : devotee, admirer

    Spanish-English dictionary > devoto

  • 4 explanada

    f.
    1 area of flat or level ground.
    2 esplanade.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: explanar.
    * * *
    1 esplanade
    * * *
    * * *
    femenino ( plataforma) raised area, terrace; ( delante de un edificio) leveled* area; ( al lado del mar) esplanade
    * * *
    = esplanade, concourse.
    Ex. With its riverfront orientation and steps leading down to the esplanade, the library evokes a Greek devotional temple.
    Ex. The station has a single large concourse populated with the usual assortment of shops and eateries.
    ----
    * Explanada de las Mezquitas, la = Temple Mount, the.
    * * *
    femenino ( plataforma) raised area, terrace; ( delante de un edificio) leveled* area; ( al lado del mar) esplanade
    * * *
    = esplanade, concourse.

    Ex: With its riverfront orientation and steps leading down to the esplanade, the library evokes a Greek devotional temple.

    Ex: The station has a single large concourse populated with the usual assortment of shops and eateries.
    * Explanada de las Mezquitas, la = Temple Mount, the.

    * * *
    1 (plataforma) raised area, terrace
    2 (delante de un edificio) leveled area, open area; (al lado del mar) esplanade
    * * *

    explanada sustantivo femenino ( plataforma) raised area, terrace;
    ( delante de un edificio) leveled( conjugate leveled) area;
    ( al lado del mar) esplanade
    explanada sustantivo femenino esplanade
    ' explanada' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    rellano
    English:
    concourse
    - esplanade
    - plaza
    * * *
    area of flat o level ground
    * * *
    f open area; junto al mar esplanade
    * * *
    : esplanade, promenade

    Spanish-English dictionary > explanada

  • 5 margen

    f.
    bank.
    m.
    1 side.
    2 margin.
    3 margin (commerce).
    margen de beneficio profit margin
    4 leeway.
    al margen de eso, hay otros factores over and above this, there are other factors
    al margen de la ley outside the law
    dejar al margen to exclude
    estar al margen de to have nothing to do with
    mantenerse al margen de to keep out of
    margen de error margin of error
    margen de seguridad degree of certainty
    5 outer edge, border, margin, fringe.
    6 bank of the river, bank, riverbank.
    7 spread, profit, difference between two given prices, mark-up.
    8 acies, edge.
    * * *
    nombre masculino & nombre femenino
    1 (extremidad) border, edge
    2 (de río) bank; (de camino) edge
    1 (del papel) margin
    2 (oportunidad) chance
    3 COMERCIO margin
    \
    al margen de... apart from..., out of...
    al margen de la ley outside the law
    dar margen para to give scope for
    dejar algo al margen to leave something aside
    dejar a alguien al margen to leave somebody out
    mantenerse al margen not to get involved
    margen de beneficios profit margin
    margen de error margin of error
    * * *
    noun m.
    2) border, edge
    * * *
    1. SM
    1) [de página] margin

    una nota al margen — a marginal note, a note in the margin

    2) (=espacio)

    la victoria no daba margen para pensar que... — the victory did not give any reason to think that...

    margen de acción, margen de actuación — scope for action, room for manoeuvre, room for maneuver (EEUU)

    margen de confianza, margen de credibilidad — credibility gap

    margen de maniobra= margen de acción

    3)

    al margen de — [+ opinión, resultado] regardless of, despite

    al margen de lo que tú digasregardless of o despite what you say

    dejar algo al margen — to leave sth aside, set sth aside

    dejando al margen nuestras creencias, la idea es muy buena — leaving o setting aside our beliefs, it's a very good idea

    lo dejaron o mantuvieron al margen de las negociaciones — they excluded him from the negotiations, they left him out of the negotiations

    mantenerse o quedarse al margen de — [+ negociaciones, situación, escándalo] to keep out of, stay out of; [+ sociedad, vida pública] to remain on the sidelines of, remain on the fringes of

    4) (Econ) (=beneficio) margin
    2.
    SF [de río] bank
    * * *
    I
    femenino (a veces m) ( de río) bank; ( de carretera) side
    II
    1) ( de una página) margin
    2)

    al margen: ver nota al margen see margin note; se mantuvo al margen de todo he kept out of everything; al margen de la ley on the fringes of the law; lo dejaron al margen he was left out; viven al margen de la sociedad they live on the margin o fringes of society; al margen de lo expresado — apart from what's already been said

    3) ( franja de terreno) strip of land
    4) ( holgura) margin

    ganó por un amplio/estrecho margen — he won by a comfortable/narrow margin

    5) márgenes masculino plural (límites, parámetros) limits (pl)
    6) (Com) margin, profit
    * * *
    = border, margin, leeway, fringe, sideline, riverfront, riverbank [river bank], verge.
    Ex. The following represent some of the factors that might need to be specified: designations and sizes of typefaces and typefounts, special characters, rules and borders.
    Ex. Word processing packages must be able to permit the user to manipulate test, as is necessary in alignment of margins, insertion and deletion of paragraphs, arrange for text to appear in the centre of the page and underline.
    Ex. On magnetic tape, for instance, there will be a need for an inter record gap so that the tape drive has some space, some leeway, when starting or stopping the fast moving tape.
    Ex. The university is located 15 miles from the center of town on the southern fringe.
    Ex. The article 'Off the sidelines, onto the playing field' discusses a recent project which commissioned 9 research papers to explore the future of libraries.
    Ex. With its riverfront orientation and steps leading down to the esplanade, the library evokes a Greek devotional temple.
    Ex. They use a mobile floating library to serve riverbank communities.
    Ex. The verges of these minor roads have had, in some cases, hundreds of years for native flora to become established.
    ----
    * al margen = on the sidelines, tangential.
    * al margen de = divorced from, untouched, outside the purview of, other than, in spite of, despite, although, despite the fact that, in spite of the fact that.
    * al margen de la ley = extra-judicial.
    * apoyado con un estrecho margen = narrowly endorsed.
    * comentario al margen = tangential comment.
    * como nota al margen = on a sidenote.
    * dar a Alguien un margen de confianza = give + Nombre + the benefit of the doubt.
    * dejar margen = allow + margin.
    * mantenerse al margen = keep to + Reflexivo, take + a back seat, stand by, remain on + the sidelines.
    * mantenerse al margen de = remain + uninvolved in, hold + Reflexivo + apart from.
    * mantenerse al margen de Algo = stay above + Algo.
    * margen de beneficio = markup rate, markup [mark-up], profit margin.
    * margen de confianza = the benefit of the doubt.
    * margen de edad = age group [age-group].
    * margen de error = margin of error.
    * margen de ganancia = markup rate, markup [mark-up], profit margin.
    * margen de la carretera = roadside verge.
    * margen de la sociedad = margin of society.
    * margen del corte = outer margin.
    * margen del lomo = inner margin, gutter.
    * margen del lomo recortado = stub.
    * margen del río = river bank [riverbank].
    * margen derecho = right margin.
    * margen de tiempo = time frame [timeframe].
    * margen escasísimo = razor-thin margin.
    * margen inferior = bottom margin.
    * margen ínfimo = razor-thin margin.
    * margen izquierdo = left margin.
    * margen superior = top margin.
    * nota al margen = sidenote [side-note].
    * por un gran margen = by a huge margin.
    * precio de coste más margen de beneficios = cost-plus pricing.
    * quedarse al margen = stand by.
    * vivir al margen de = live on + the fringes of.
    * * *
    I
    femenino (a veces m) ( de río) bank; ( de carretera) side
    II
    1) ( de una página) margin
    2)

    al margen: ver nota al margen see margin note; se mantuvo al margen de todo he kept out of everything; al margen de la ley on the fringes of the law; lo dejaron al margen he was left out; viven al margen de la sociedad they live on the margin o fringes of society; al margen de lo expresado — apart from what's already been said

    3) ( franja de terreno) strip of land
    4) ( holgura) margin

    ganó por un amplio/estrecho margen — he won by a comfortable/narrow margin

    5) márgenes masculino plural (límites, parámetros) limits (pl)
    6) (Com) margin, profit
    * * *
    = border, margin, leeway, fringe, sideline, riverfront, riverbank [river bank], verge.

    Ex: The following represent some of the factors that might need to be specified: designations and sizes of typefaces and typefounts, special characters, rules and borders.

    Ex: Word processing packages must be able to permit the user to manipulate test, as is necessary in alignment of margins, insertion and deletion of paragraphs, arrange for text to appear in the centre of the page and underline.
    Ex: On magnetic tape, for instance, there will be a need for an inter record gap so that the tape drive has some space, some leeway, when starting or stopping the fast moving tape.
    Ex: The university is located 15 miles from the center of town on the southern fringe.
    Ex: The article 'Off the sidelines, onto the playing field' discusses a recent project which commissioned 9 research papers to explore the future of libraries.
    Ex: With its riverfront orientation and steps leading down to the esplanade, the library evokes a Greek devotional temple.
    Ex: They use a mobile floating library to serve riverbank communities.
    Ex: The verges of these minor roads have had, in some cases, hundreds of years for native flora to become established.
    * al margen = on the sidelines, tangential.
    * al margen de = divorced from, untouched, outside the purview of, other than, in spite of, despite, although, despite the fact that, in spite of the fact that.
    * al margen de la ley = extra-judicial.
    * apoyado con un estrecho margen = narrowly endorsed.
    * comentario al margen = tangential comment.
    * como nota al margen = on a sidenote.
    * dar a Alguien un margen de confianza = give + Nombre + the benefit of the doubt.
    * dejar margen = allow + margin.
    * mantenerse al margen = keep to + Reflexivo, take + a back seat, stand by, remain on + the sidelines.
    * mantenerse al margen de = remain + uninvolved in, hold + Reflexivo + apart from.
    * mantenerse al margen de Algo = stay above + Algo.
    * margen de beneficio = markup rate, markup [mark-up], profit margin.
    * margen de confianza = the benefit of the doubt.
    * margen de edad = age group [age-group].
    * margen de error = margin of error.
    * margen de ganancia = markup rate, markup [mark-up], profit margin.
    * margen de la carretera = roadside verge.
    * margen de la sociedad = margin of society.
    * margen del corte = outer margin.
    * margen del lomo = inner margin, gutter.
    * margen del lomo recortado = stub.
    * margen del río = river bank [riverbank].
    * margen derecho = right margin.
    * margen de tiempo = time frame [timeframe].
    * margen escasísimo = razor-thin margin.
    * margen inferior = bottom margin.
    * margen ínfimo = razor-thin margin.
    * margen izquierdo = left margin.
    * margen superior = top margin.
    * nota al margen = sidenote [side-note].
    * por un gran margen = by a huge margin.
    * precio de coste más margen de beneficios = cost-plus pricing.
    * quedarse al margen = stand by.
    * vivir al margen de = live on + the fringes of.

    * * *
    en la margen derecha/izquierda del río on the right/left bank of the river
    fundada a las márgenes del río Mapocho founded on the banks of the Mapocho River
    cambiar los márgenes de un documento to change the margins of a document
    B
    al margen: ver nota al margen see marginal note
    prefiero mantenerme al margen de ese enredo I prefer to keep out of that business
    al margen de la ley on the fringes of the law
    lo dejan al margen de todas las decisiones importantes they leave him out of all the important decisions
    viven al margen de la sociedad they live on the margin o fringes of society, they live apart from society
    al margen de algunos cambios menores apart from a few minor changes
    C (franja de terreno) strip of land
    D (holgura) margin
    ganó por un amplio/estrecho margen he won by a comfortable/narrow margin
    dame un margen razonable de tiempo give me a reasonable amount of time
    le han dejado un margen de acción muy reducido they have left him very little room for maneuver, they have left him very little leeway
    un margen de autonomía más amplio a greater degree of autonomy
    Compuestos:
    margin of error
    safety margin
    tolerance
    (límites, parámetros): dentro de los márgenes normales within the normal range o limits
    los márgenes de credibilidad de estos sondeos the extent to which these polls can be believed
    F ( Com) margin, profit
    Compuestos:
    profit margin, mark-up
    profit margin
    trading profit
    profit margin
    * * *

     

    margen sustantivo femenino ( a veces m) ( de río) bank;
    ( de carretera) side
    ■ sustantivo masculino
    1 ( en general) margin;
    margen de beneficio or ganancias profit margin;

    ver nota al margen see margin note;
    al margen de apart from: al margen de la ley on the fringes of the law;
    mantenerse al margen de algo to keep out of sth;
    dejar a algn al margen to leave sb out;
    margen de acción/tiempo leeway
    2
    márgenes sustantivo masculino plural (límites, parámetros) limits (pl);

    dentro de ciertos márgenes within certain limits
    margen
    I sustantivo masculino
    1 (de un libro) margin
    2 (en un cálculo) margin
    3 Com profit
    4 (espacio) margin: me dan poco margen de maniobra, they give me little leeway
    II mf (de un camino, terreno) border, edge
    (de un río) bank
    ♦ Locuciones: mantenerse al margen, to keep out of/away from: nos mantuvimos al margen de la disputa, we didn't get involved in the dispute
    ' margen' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    desentenderse
    - empeorar
    - independientemente
    - vera
    - amplio
    - amplitud
    - dejar
    English:
    allow for
    - close-run
    - cold
    - fringe
    - margin
    - marginal seat
    - mark-up
    - profit margin
    - seat
    - stand aside
    - stand by
    - edge
    - leeway
    - narrow
    - periphery
    - river
    - stand
    * * *
    nm
    1. [de camino] side
    2. [de página] margin;
    deja un margen más amplio leave a wider margin;
    ver nota al margen see note in the margin
    3. Com margin;
    este negocio deja mucho margen this business is very profitable
    margen de beneficio(s) profit margin
    4. [límite] margin;
    ganaron por un margen de 1.000 votos they won by a margin of 1,000 votes;
    tengo un margen de dos meses para acabar el trabajo I have two months to finish the work;
    dar a alguien margen de confianza to allow sb to use his/her initiative
    margen de actuación room for manoeuvre;
    margen de error margin of error;
    margen de maniobra room for manoeuvre;
    margen de seguridad: [m5]puedo decir, con un margen de seguridad del 99 por ciento, que… I can say with a 99 percent degree of certainty that…
    5. [ocasión]
    dar margen a alguien para hacer algo to give sb the chance to do sth;
    con su comportamiento dio margen a críticas his behaviour exposed him to criticism
    nf
    [de río] bank
    al margen loc adv
    lleva muchos años al margen del deporte she has spent many years on the fringes of the sport;
    al margen de eso, hay otros factores over and above that, there are other factors;
    al margen de la polémica, ha hecho un buen trabajo irrespective of the controversy, she has done a good job;
    al margen de la ley outside the law;
    dejar al margen to exclude;
    estar al margen de algo to have nothing to do with sth;
    mantenerse al margen de algo to keep out of sth
    * * *
    1 m tb fig
    margin;
    al margen de eso apart from that;
    2 f de río bank
    * * *
    margen nf, pl márgenes : bank (of a river), side (of a street)
    1) : edge, border
    2) : margin
    margen de ganancia: profit margin
    * * *
    mantenerse al margen to keep out [pt. & pp. kept] / not to get involved

    Spanish-English dictionary > margen

  • 6 orilla

    f.
    a orillas del mar by the sea
    2 edge (borde).
    3 pavement (acera).
    4 side, border, edge, rim.
    5 verge, threshold.
    pres.indicat.
    3rd person singular (él/ella/ello) present indicative of spanish verb: orillar.
    imperat.
    2nd person singular (tú) Imperative of Spanish verb: orillar.
    * * *
    1 (borde) edge
    2 (del río) bank; (del mar) shore
    \
    a la orilla del mar by the sea
    * * *
    noun f.
    2) bank
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=borde) [de río] bank; [de lago] shore, edge; [de mesa] edge; [de taza] rim, lip

    vive orilla de mi casa* he lives next door to me

    2) (Cos) (=orillo) selvage; (=dobladillo) hem
    3) LAm (=acera) pavement, sidewalk (EEUU)
    4)
    5) pl orillas LAm (=arrabales) outlying districts; pey poor quarter sing ; Méx shanty town sing
    * * *
    a) (del mar, de lago) shore; ( de río) bank
    b) (de mesa, plato) edge
    c) ( dobladillo) hem
    * * *
    = shore, waterside, bank.
    Ex. The author chronicles the Russian geographical explorations of the northwestern shores of North Americas which were financed and organized by Count Nikolai Rumiantsev from 1803 to 1825 = El autor narra las expediciones geográficas rusas de la costa del noroeste de Norteamérica que fueron financiadas y organizadas por el Conde Nikolai Rumiantsev de 1803 a 1825.
    Ex. An opening reception will be held in the Grand Promenade of the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside, overlooking the picturesque Norfolk Harbor.
    Ex. This article describes the planning, construction and design of a library on the banks of the Missouri River close to Kansas City.
    ----
    * a ambas orillas del Atlántico = on both sides of the ocean, on both sides of the Atlantic.
    * a orillas del océano = oceanfront.
    * a orillas del río = riverfront.
    * a orillas de un lago = lakeside, lakefront, by the lakeside.
    * ave de orilla = shorebird.
    * buscar en las posas entre las rocas de la orilla = rock-pool.
    * orilla del agua = water's edge.
    * orilla del mar = seashore.
    * orilla del río = river bank [riverbank].
    * posa entre las rocas de la orilla = rock pool.
    * * *
    a) (del mar, de lago) shore; ( de río) bank
    b) (de mesa, plato) edge
    c) ( dobladillo) hem
    * * *
    = shore, waterside, bank.

    Ex: The author chronicles the Russian geographical explorations of the northwestern shores of North Americas which were financed and organized by Count Nikolai Rumiantsev from 1803 to 1825 = El autor narra las expediciones geográficas rusas de la costa del noroeste de Norteamérica que fueron financiadas y organizadas por el Conde Nikolai Rumiantsev de 1803 a 1825.

    Ex: An opening reception will be held in the Grand Promenade of the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside, overlooking the picturesque Norfolk Harbor.
    Ex: This article describes the planning, construction and design of a library on the banks of the Missouri River close to Kansas City.
    * a ambas orillas del Atlántico = on both sides of the ocean, on both sides of the Atlantic.
    * a orillas del océano = oceanfront.
    * a orillas del río = riverfront.
    * a orillas de un lago = lakeside, lakefront, by the lakeside.
    * ave de orilla = shorebird.
    * buscar en las posas entre las rocas de la orilla = rock-pool.
    * orilla del agua = water's edge.
    * orilla del mar = seashore.
    * orilla del río = river bank [riverbank].
    * posa entre las rocas de la orilla = rock pool.

    * * *
    1 (del mar) shore; (de un río) bank; (de un lago) shore
    se bañaban en la orilla they were bathing near the shore
    sentado a la orilla del mar sitting on the seashore
    a orillas del Tajo on the banks of the Tagus
    2 (de una mesa, un plato) edge
    * * *

     

    Del verbo orillar: ( conjugate orillar)

    orilla es:

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

    2ª persona singular (tú) imperativo

    Multiple Entries:
    orilla    
    orillar
    orilla sustantivo femenino
    a) (del mar, de lago) shore;

    ( de río) bank;

    un paseo a la orilla del mar a walk along the seashore
    b) (de mesa, plato) edge


    orillar ( conjugate orillar) verbo transitivo
    1
    a)muro/costa/zona to skirt (around)

    b) (Col, Méx, Ven) ( hacer a un lado):


    2 (Méx) ( obligar) orilla a algn A algo to drive sb to sth
    orillarse verbo pronominal (Col, Méx, Ven) to move over
    orilla sustantivo femenino
    1 (de una superficie, de un camino) edge
    2 (de un río) bank
    3 (del mar, de un lago) shore: dimos un paseo por la orilla del río, we walked by the riverside
    ' orilla' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    ganar
    - inmundicia
    - vera
    - arrimar
    - ribera
    English:
    bank
    - edge
    - riverbank
    - sea
    - seashore
    - shore
    - side
    - ashore
    - paddle
    - row
    - wash
    * * *
    orilla nf
    1. [ribera] [de río] bank;
    [de mar, lago] shore;
    a orillas de [río] on the banks of;
    a orillas del mar by the sea;
    Fig
    fue aclamado en las dos orillas del Atlántico he was acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic
    2. [borde] edge
    3. Méx, RP, Ven [de ciudad]
    orillas outskirts
    * * *
    f shore; de un río bank;
    orillas L.Am.
    pl de ciudad outskirts
    * * *
    orilla nf
    1) borde: border, edge
    2) : bank (of a river)
    3) : shore
    * * *
    1. (de un río) bank
    2. (del mar) shore

    Spanish-English dictionary > orilla

  • 7 piadoso

    adj.
    pious, godly, merciful, devoted.
    * * *
    1 pious, devout
    2 (clemente) merciful, compassionate
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (Rel) pious, devout
    2) (=bondadoso) kind, merciful (para, con to)
    mentira 1)
    * * *
    - sa adjetivo < personas> devout, pious; < obra> kind
    * * *
    = devotional, prayerful, saintly [saintlier -comp., santiliest -sup,], merciful, pious, God-fearing.
    Ex. With its riverfront orientation and steps leading down to the esplanade, the library evokes a Greek devotional temple.
    Ex. The article 'Man proposes, God disposes' is reminder that all planning should take place in a spirit of prayerful reliance on God.
    Ex. All people, regardless of how saintly or naughty, merited a notice of their important contributions or personal characteristics.
    Ex. Whatever their beliefs, artists who depicted the return of the prodigal son presented the message that God is merciful and willing to forgive repentant sinners.
    Ex. This pious plantation owner wanted to teach Christianity to 12 of his slaves by inviting them to participate in a reenactment of the Last Supper.
    Ex. On this increasingly God-fearing globe, only Western Europe looks like the last bastion of secularism -- or are the faithful here too returning to the fold?.
    ----
    * obra piadosa = work of piety.
    * * *
    - sa adjetivo < personas> devout, pious; < obra> kind
    * * *
    = devotional, prayerful, saintly [saintlier -comp., santiliest -sup,], merciful, pious, God-fearing.

    Ex: With its riverfront orientation and steps leading down to the esplanade, the library evokes a Greek devotional temple.

    Ex: The article 'Man proposes, God disposes' is reminder that all planning should take place in a spirit of prayerful reliance on God.
    Ex: All people, regardless of how saintly or naughty, merited a notice of their important contributions or personal characteristics.
    Ex: Whatever their beliefs, artists who depicted the return of the prodigal son presented the message that God is merciful and willing to forgive repentant sinners.
    Ex: This pious plantation owner wanted to teach Christianity to 12 of his slaves by inviting them to participate in a reenactment of the Last Supper.
    Ex: On this increasingly God-fearing globe, only Western Europe looks like the last bastion of secularism -- or are the faithful here too returning to the fold?.
    * obra piadosa = work of piety.

    * * *
    piadoso -sa
    1 (devoto) devout, pious
    2 (compasivo) ‹obra› kind
    fue piadoso y nos ayudó he took pity on us and helped us
    * * *

    piadoso
    ◊ -sa adjetivo ‹ personas devout, pious;


    obra kind
    piadoso,-a adjetivo
    1 (devoto) devout, pious
    2 (caritativo) kind, compassionate
    mentira piadosa, white lie
    ' piadoso' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    beata
    - beato
    - piadosa
    English:
    pious
    - devout
    * * *
    piadoso, -a adj
    1. [compasivo] kind-hearted
    2. [religioso] pious
    * * *
    adj pious
    * * *
    piadoso, -sa adj
    1) : compassionate, merciful
    2) devoto: pious, devout

    Spanish-English dictionary > piadoso

  • 8 religioso

    adj.
    religious, godly, pious, devout.
    m.
    1 priest, monk.
    2 man of God.
    * * *
    1 religious
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 (hombre) monk; (mujer) nun
    * * *
    (f. - religiosa)
    adj.
    * * *
    religioso, -a
    1.
    2.
    SM / F monk/nun, member of a religious order
    * * *
    I
    - sa adjetivo religious
    II
    - sa masculino, femenino member of a religious order
    * * *
    = religious, denominational, devotional, pastoral, clerical, prayerful, pious, God-fearing.
    Ex. The authentic name of ethnic, national, religious, social, or sexual groups should be established if such a name is determinable.
    Ex. The mix of religious publishing is widespread including denominational and non-denominational presses, as well as secular and university presses.
    Ex. With its riverfront orientation and steps leading down to the esplanade, the library evokes a Greek devotional temple.
    Ex. This article pays particular attention to the pastor's vulnerability, while carrying out pastoral duties, to civil lawsuits for malpractice.
    Ex. To take George Eliot as an example, her first work of fiction 'Scenes of Clerical Life' was put out in book form in an edition of 1,000 copies.
    Ex. The article 'Man proposes, God disposes' is reminder that all planning should take place in a spirit of prayerful reliance on God.
    Ex. This pious plantation owner wanted to teach Christianity to 12 of his slaves by inviting them to participate in a reenactment of the Last Supper.
    Ex. On this increasingly God-fearing globe, only Western Europe looks like the last bastion of secularism -- or are the faithful here too returning to the fold?.
    ----
    * adoctrinamiento religioso = religious indoctrination.
    * antireligioso = anti-religious.
    * desde un punto de vista religioso = religiously.
    * discurso religioso = religious discourse.
    * doctrina religiosa = religious doctrine.
    * fanático religioso = religious zealot, religionist, religious bigot.
    * fe religiosa = religious faith.
    * hermana religiosa = religious sister.
    * hermano religioso = religious brother.
    * libertad religiosa = religious freedom.
    * mantis religiosa = praying mantis, praying mantid.
    * música religiosa = religious music.
    * orden religiosa = religious order.
    * persecución religiosa = religious persecution.
    * práctica religiosa = religious practice.
    * religioso-cultural = religious-cultural.
    * religioso practicante = churchgoer.
    * secta religiosa = religious sect.
    * servicio religioso = ceremonial service.
    * * *
    I
    - sa adjetivo religious
    II
    - sa masculino, femenino member of a religious order
    * * *
    = religious, denominational, devotional, pastoral, clerical, prayerful, pious, God-fearing.

    Ex: The authentic name of ethnic, national, religious, social, or sexual groups should be established if such a name is determinable.

    Ex: The mix of religious publishing is widespread including denominational and non-denominational presses, as well as secular and university presses.
    Ex: With its riverfront orientation and steps leading down to the esplanade, the library evokes a Greek devotional temple.
    Ex: This article pays particular attention to the pastor's vulnerability, while carrying out pastoral duties, to civil lawsuits for malpractice.
    Ex: To take George Eliot as an example, her first work of fiction 'Scenes of Clerical Life' was put out in book form in an edition of 1,000 copies.
    Ex: The article 'Man proposes, God disposes' is reminder that all planning should take place in a spirit of prayerful reliance on God.
    Ex: This pious plantation owner wanted to teach Christianity to 12 of his slaves by inviting them to participate in a reenactment of the Last Supper.
    Ex: On this increasingly God-fearing globe, only Western Europe looks like the last bastion of secularism -- or are the faithful here too returning to the fold?.
    * adoctrinamiento religioso = religious indoctrination.
    * antireligioso = anti-religious.
    * desde un punto de vista religioso = religiously.
    * discurso religioso = religious discourse.
    * doctrina religiosa = religious doctrine.
    * fanático religioso = religious zealot, religionist, religious bigot.
    * fe religiosa = religious faith.
    * hermana religiosa = religious sister.
    * hermano religioso = religious brother.
    * libertad religiosa = religious freedom.
    * mantis religiosa = praying mantis, praying mantid.
    * música religiosa = religious music.
    * orden religiosa = religious order.
    * persecución religiosa = religious persecution.
    * práctica religiosa = religious practice.
    * religioso-cultural = religious-cultural.
    * religioso practicante = churchgoer.
    * secta religiosa = religious sect.
    * servicio religioso = ceremonial service.

    * * *
    religioso1 -sa
    religious
    se educó en un colegio religioso she was educated at a convent school o a religious school
    religioso2 -sa
    masculine, feminine
    religious person, member of a religious order
    un religioso franciscano a Franciscan friar o monk
    las religiosas del convento the nuns in the convent
    * * *

    religioso
    ◊ -sa adjetivo

    religious
    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino
    member of a religious order
    religioso,-a
    I adjetivo
    1 religious
    2 (puntualidad, exactitud, etc) strict
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino member of a religious order

    ' religioso' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    adherirse
    - parecerse
    - piedad
    - religiosa
    - civil
    - funeral
    - hábito
    - hermano
    - himno
    - lego
    - matrimonio
    English:
    become
    - religious
    - service
    - revival
    * * *
    religioso, -a
    adj
    religious
    nm,f
    [monje] monk; [monja] nun
    * * *
    I adj religious
    II m monk
    * * *
    religioso, -sa adj
    : religious
    religioso, -sa n
    : monk m, nun f
    * * *
    religioso adj religious

    Spanish-English dictionary > religioso

  • 9 ribera

    f.
    bank.
    la ribera del Ebro the banks of the Ebro
    * * *
    1 (de río) bank
    2 (del mar) shore, seashore
    3 (tierra cercana a un río) riverside, waterfront
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    SF
    1) [de río, lago] bank; [del mar] beach, shore; (=área) riverside
    2) (Agr) irrigated plain
    3) Cono Sur, Méx [de campo] riverside community; (=chabolas) shanty town, slum quarter
    * * *
    a) (Geog, Náut) ( orilla - de río) bank; (- de lago, mar) shore
    b) ( vega) strand, riverside
    * * *
    = shoreline, bank, riverfront, riverbank [river bank], waterside, river bank [riverbank].
    Ex. This will help scientists expand their understanding of erosion, deforestation and desertification, and whether there have been any shifts in rainfall levels and shoreline changes.
    Ex. This article describes the planning, construction and design of a library on the banks of the Missouri River close to Kansas City.
    Ex. With its riverfront orientation and steps leading down to the esplanade, the library evokes a Greek devotional temple.
    Ex. They use a mobile floating library to serve riverbank communities.
    Ex. An opening reception will be held in the Grand Promenade of the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside, overlooking the picturesque Norfolk Harbor.
    Ex. People grow food in allotments and on high-rise rooftops, on river banks and roadside verges, in parks and market gardens and any piece of wasteland they can find.
    ----
    * ribera de río = river bank [riverbank].
    * ribera de un lago = lakefront.
    * * *
    a) (Geog, Náut) ( orilla - de río) bank; (- de lago, mar) shore
    b) ( vega) strand, riverside
    * * *
    = shoreline, bank, riverfront, riverbank [river bank], waterside, river bank [riverbank].

    Ex: This will help scientists expand their understanding of erosion, deforestation and desertification, and whether there have been any shifts in rainfall levels and shoreline changes.

    Ex: This article describes the planning, construction and design of a library on the banks of the Missouri River close to Kansas City.
    Ex: With its riverfront orientation and steps leading down to the esplanade, the library evokes a Greek devotional temple.
    Ex: They use a mobile floating library to serve riverbank communities.
    Ex: An opening reception will be held in the Grand Promenade of the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside, overlooking the picturesque Norfolk Harbor.
    Ex: People grow food in allotments and on high-rise rooftops, on river banks and roadside verges, in parks and market gardens and any piece of wasteland they can find.
    * ribera de río = river bank [riverbank].
    * ribera de un lago = lakefront.

    * * *
    1 ( Geog, Náut) (orillade un río) bank; (— de un lago, mar) shore
    2 (vega) strand, riverside
    se cultiva en la ribera del Ebro it is grown along the banks of the Ebro
    * * *

    ribera sustantivo femenino
    a) ( orillade río) bank;

    (— de lago, mar) shore

    ribera sustantivo femenino
    1 (de río) bank
    (del mar) shore
    2 (franja de tierra a orillas de un río) riverside
    (del mar) seaside
    3 (vega) fertile plain
    ' ribera' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    seguir
    English:
    bank
    - riverbank
    - river
    - shore
    * * *
    ribera nf
    1. [orilla] [de río] bank;
    [de lago, mar] shore
    2. [vega] fertile plain;
    la ribera del Ebro the banks of the Ebro
    * * *
    f shore, bank
    * * *
    ribera nf
    : bank, shore
    * * *

    Spanish-English dictionary > ribera

  • 10 río

    m.
    1 river.
    2 Rio, Rio de Janeiro.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: reír.
    * * *
    1 river
    2 figurado stream, river
    \
    a río revuelto, ganancia de pescadores there's good fishing in troubled waters
    cuando el río suena, agua lleva there's no smoke without fire
    pescar en río revuelto figurado to fish in troubled waters
    río abajo downstream
    río arriba upstream
    * * *
    noun m.
    * * *
    I
    1. SM
    1) (=corriente de agua) river
    2) (=torrente) stream, torrent

    un río de gente — a stream of people, a flood of people

    2.
    ADJ INV

    novela río — saga, roman fleuve

    II
    =rió etc ver reír
    * * *
    I
    masculino river

    río abajo/arriba — downstream/upstream

    río de lavariver o stream of lava

    ríos de tinta/sangre — rivers of ink/blood

    a río revuelto, ganancia de pescadores — it's an ill wind that blows nobody any good

    cuando el río suena agua or piedras trae — there's no smoke without fire

    II
    rió, etc see reír
    * * *
    = river.
    Ex. Rivers, erosion, towns and glaciers are all phenomena studied by geography.
    ----
    * a orillas del río = riverfront.
    * borde del río = river bank [riverbank].
    * canales y ríos navegables = inland waterways, waterways.
    * cangrejo de río = crayfish.
    * ceguera de río = river-blindness.
    * cocodrilo de río = river crocodile.
    * correr ríos de tinta = spill + vast quantities of ink, a lot + be written about, much + be written about.
    * cuando el río, suena agua lleva = there's no smoke without fire, where there's smoke there's fire.
    * curso de un río = course of a river.
    * de perdíos al río = in for a penny, in for a pound.
    * desembocadura de río = river mouth.
    * erosión de los ríos = river erosion.
    * margen del río = river bank [riverbank].
    * nutria de río = river otter.
    * orilla del río = river bank [riverbank].
    * pez de río = freshwater fish.
    * ribera de río = river bank [riverbank].
    * río abajo = downstream.
    * río Amazonas, el = Amazon River, the.
    * río arriba = upstream, upriver.
    * río + crecer = river + swell.
    * río de lava = lava flow.
    * río + desbordarse = river + burst its banks.
    * río San Lorenzo = Saint Lawrence River, Saint Lawrence River.
    * sedimentación de los ríos = river deposition.
    * tortuga de río = terrapin.
    * * *
    I
    masculino river

    río abajo/arriba — downstream/upstream

    río de lavariver o stream of lava

    ríos de tinta/sangre — rivers of ink/blood

    a río revuelto, ganancia de pescadores — it's an ill wind that blows nobody any good

    cuando el río suena agua or piedras trae — there's no smoke without fire

    II
    rió, etc see reír
    * * *

    Ex: Rivers, erosion, towns and glaciers are all phenomena studied by geography.

    * a orillas del río = riverfront.
    * borde del río = river bank [riverbank].
    * canales y ríos navegables = inland waterways, waterways.
    * cangrejo de río = crayfish.
    * ceguera de río = river-blindness.
    * cocodrilo de río = river crocodile.
    * correr ríos de tinta = spill + vast quantities of ink, a lot + be written about, much + be written about.
    * cuando el río, suena agua lleva = there's no smoke without fire, where there's smoke there's fire.
    * curso de un río = course of a river.
    * de perdíos al río = in for a penny, in for a pound.
    * desembocadura de río = river mouth.
    * erosión de los ríos = river erosion.
    * margen del río = river bank [riverbank].
    * nutria de río = river otter.
    * orilla del río = river bank [riverbank].
    * pez de río = freshwater fish.
    * ribera de río = river bank [riverbank].
    * río abajo = downstream.
    * río Amazonas, el = Amazon River, the.
    * río arriba = upstream, upriver.
    * río + crecer = river + swell.
    * río de lava = lava flow.
    * río + desbordarse = river + burst its banks.
    * río San Lorenzo = Saint Lawrence River, Saint Lawrence River.
    * sedimentación de los ríos = river deposition.
    * tortuga de río = terrapin.

    * * *
    1 ( Geog) river
    río abajo downstream, downriver
    río arriba upstream, upriver
    2 (torrente) river
    río de lava river o stream of lava
    sobre este tema se han vertido ríos de tinta rivers of ink have been expended on this topic
    han corrido ríos de sangre rivers of blood have been spilled
    pescar en río revuelto to cash in ( colloq), to fish in troubled waters
    a río revuelto, ganancia de pescadores it's an ill wind that blows nobody any good
    cuando el río suena agua or piedras trae there's no smoke without fire
    Compuestos:
    Yellow River
    River Plate
    Río Grande or Bravo
    Rio Grande
    río2, rió, etc
    * * *

     

    Del verbo reír: ( conjugate reír)

    río es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    rió es:

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

    Multiple Entries:
    reír    
    río
    reír ( conjugate reír) verbo intransitivo
    to laugh;

    verbo transitivo ‹gracia/chiste to laugh at
    reírse verbo pronominal
    to laugh;
    ríose a carcajadas to guffaw;
    ríose DE algo/algn to laugh at sth/sb
    río sustantivo masculino
    river;
    río abajo/arriba downstream/upstream;
    el Rrío de la Plata the River Plate
    reír
    I verbo intransitivo to laugh: me hace reír, he makes me laugh
    echarse a reír, to burst out laughing
    II vt to laugh at: no le rías las gracias al niño, don't humour the boy
    río sustantivo masculino river
    río abajo, downstream
    río arriba, upstream
    ♦ Locuciones: de perdidos al río, as well be hanged for a sheep as for a lamb

    ' río' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    A
    - abajo
    - acabar
    - agitada
    - agitado
    - alguna
    - alguno
    - atravesar
    - brazo
    - cauce
    - caudal
    - caudalosa
    - caudaloso
    - correr
    - crecer
    - crecida
    - crecido
    - cuenca
    - curso
    - derivar
    - descenso
    - desembocar
    - desembocadura
    - deslizarse
    - desviar
    - discurrir
    - empeñarse
    - en
    - entre
    - lado
    - lecho
    - llegar
    - madre
    - margen
    - nacer
    - nacimiento
    - orilla
    - pasar
    - puerto
    - rápida
    - rápido
    - recoveco
    - regar
    - remontar
    - retener
    - revolverse
    - ribera
    - sanear
    - sangre
    - seca
    English:
    along
    - Amazon
    - bank
    - barrage
    - bass
    - bed
    - bend
    - border
    - bottom
    - bridge
    - burst
    - channel
    - compensatory
    - course
    - crayfish
    - cross
    - deepen
    - divide
    - downstream
    - drag
    - drift
    - effluent
    - elbow
    - embankment
    - empty
    - flood
    - flow
    - ford
    - fork
    - formidable
    - get across
    - go along
    - go over
    - how
    - in
    - join
    - lap
    - length
    - loop
    - mighty
    - mouth
    - narrow
    - navigate
    - overflow
    - reach
    - rise
    - rising
    - river
    - river-bed
    - riverboat
    * * *
    río2 nm
    1. [corriente de agua, de lava] river;
    ir río arriba/abajo to go upstream/downstream;
    se han escrito ríos de tinta sobre el tema people have written reams on the subject;
    a río revuelto, ganancia de pescadores it's an ill wind that blows nobody any good;
    cuando el río suena, agua lleva there's no smoke without fire
    el Río Bravo the Rio Grande;
    el Río Grande the Rio Grande;
    Río de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro;
    Río de la Plata River Plate
    2. [gran cantidad] [de cartas] flood;
    [de insultos] stream;
    un río de gente a mass of people
    * * *
    I m river;
    río abajo/arriba up/down river
    II vbreír
    * * *
    río nm
    1) : river
    2) : torrent, stream
    un río de lágrimas: a flood of tears
    * * *
    río n river

    Spanish-English dictionary > río

См. также в других словарях:

  • riverfront — [riv′ər frunt΄] n. land along the shore of a river adj. near, at, or of the riverfront [a riverfront park] * * * riv·er·front (rĭvʹər frŭnt ) n. The land or property along a river. * * * …   Universalium

  • riverfront — [riv′ər frunt΄] n. land along the shore of a river adj. near, at, or of the riverfront [a riverfront park] …   English World dictionary

  • riverfront — UK [ˈrɪvə(r)ˌfrʌnt] / US [ˈrɪvərˌfrʌnt] noun [countable] Word forms riverfront : singular riverfront plural riverfronts a row of houses, or the part of a town, that is next to a river riverfront properties …   English dictionary

  • Riverfront — A riverfront is a region along a river; oftentimes in larger cities that border a river, the riverfront will be lined with marinas, docks, parks, trees, or minor attractions. Today many riverfronts are a staple of modernism and city… …   Wikipedia

  • riverfront — riv|er|front [ rıvər,frʌnt ] noun count a row of houses or the part of a town that is next to a river: riverfront properties …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • riverfront — [[t]rɪ̱və(r)frʌnt[/t]] N SING: the N, N n The riverfront is an area of land next to a river with buildings such as houses, shops, or restaurants on it …   English dictionary

  • riverfront — noun Date: 1855 the land or area along a river …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • riverfront — noun The real estate located along the edge of a river …   Wiktionary

  • riverfront — n. area of land alongside a river; section of a city bordering a river …   English contemporary dictionary

  • riverfront — /ˈrɪvəfrʌnt/ (say rivuhfrunt) noun 1. the bank of a river, especially at a town site. 2. the area of land near such a bank. {river1 + front} …   Australian English dictionary

  • riverfront — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : the land or area along a river; especially : an area (as in a city) devoted to business done on the river …   Useful english dictionary

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