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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 temperatura ambiente

    Ex. When removed from the sink the items were left to drain off for half an hour at room temperature, then packaged in polythene in separate bundles and placed in a domestic refrigerator for 7 weeks.
    * * *

    Ex: When removed from the sink the items were left to drain off for half an hour at room temperature, then packaged in polythene in separate bundles and placed in a domestic refrigerator for 7 weeks.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a temperatura ambiente

  • 3 ambiental

    adj.
    1 ambient.
    2 environmental.
    * * *
    1 (del ambiente) environmental
    2 (de fondo) background
    * * *
    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=del aire)

    hay un 70% de humedad ambiental — there is 70% humidity

    música 1)
    2) (=medioambiental) environmental
    * * *
    adjetivo environmental
    * * *
    Ex. The author draws an analogy between the ambient consumerism of affluent societies and the consumption of information.
    ----
    * condiciones ambiental = ambient conditions.
    * humedad ambiental = ambient humidity.
    * iluminación ambiental = ambient lighting.
    * música ambiental = ambient music.
    * seguridad ambiental = environmental security.
    * temperatura ambiental = air temperature.
    * temperatura ambiental del edificio = room temperature.
    * * *
    adjetivo environmental
    * * *

    Ex: The author draws an analogy between the ambient consumerism of affluent societies and the consumption of information.

    * condiciones ambiental = ambient conditions.
    * humedad ambiental = ambient humidity.
    * iluminación ambiental = ambient lighting.
    * música ambiental = ambient music.
    * seguridad ambiental = environmental security.
    * temperatura ambiental = air temperature.
    * temperatura ambiental del edificio = room temperature.

    * * *
    environmental
    * * *

     

    ambiental adjetivo
    environmental
    ambiental adjetivo environmental
    música ambiental, background music, piped music
    ' ambiental' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    impacto
    - delito
    - desodorante
    - música
    English:
    ambient
    - piped music
    - air
    - environmental
    * * *
    1. [del medio ambiente] environmental
    2. [música, luz] background
    3. [físico, atmosférico] ambient
    * * *
    adj environmental
    * * *
    : environmental
    * * *
    1. (del medio ambiente) environmental
    2. (del aire) atmospheric
    3. (de fondo) background

    Spanish-English dictionary > ambiental

  • 4 ambiente

    adj.
    ambient.
    m.
    1 atmosphere (entorno).
    se respira una enorme tensión en el ambiente the tension (in the atmosphere) is palpable
    abre la ventana, el ambiente está muy cargado open the window, it's very stuffy in here
    2 life, atmosphere.
    en esta discoteca no hay ambiente there's no atmosphere in this disco
    3 room. (Andean Spanish (Bolivia, Chilean Spanish, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru), River Plate)
    4 environment, atmosphere, surroundings, nature's background.
    pres.subj.
    3rd person singular (él/ella/ello) Present Subjunctive of Spanish verb: ambientar.
    * * *
    1 (aire) air, atmosphere
    2 (entorno) environment, atmosphere
    \
    cambiar de ambiente to have a change of scene
    * * *
    noun m.
    * * *
    1.
    ADJ INV

    medio ambiente — environment

    ruido ambiente — environmental noise

    temperatura ambiente — room temperature

    "sírvase a temperatura ambiente" — "serve at room temperature"

    2. SM
    1) (=aire)

    el ambiente de la sala estaba muy cargado de humo — there was a very smoky atmosphere in the room, the air was really smoky in the room

    habrá ambiente soleado en la costa — it will be sunny on the coast, there will be sunny weather on the coast

    2) [creado por el entorno, la decoración] atmosphere

    cambiar de ambiente — to have a change of scene

    crónica de ambiente — background report

    micrófono de ambiente — field microphone

    música
    3) (=animación)

    ¡qué ambientazo había en la plaza de toros! — what a great atmosphere there was in the bullring!

    4) (=entorno) environment

    con su familia se siente en su ambiente — with her family, she really feels in her element

    ambiente familiarhome environment

    ambiente laboralwork environment

    5) pl ambientes (=grupo social) circles

    en ambientes universitarios — in the university world, in university circles

    6) **
    (tb: ambiente homosexual)

    el ambiente — the gay scene, the scene **

    de ambiente — [bar, discoteca] gay antes de s

    7) Cono Sur (=habitación) room
    * * *
    1)
    a) (entorno físico, social) environment

    un ambiente de camaradería/de fiesta — a friendly/festive atmosphere

    hacerle buen ambiente a alguien — (Col) to put somebody at their ease

    hacerle mal ambiente a alguien — (AmS) to make somebody feel uncomfortable

    b) (creado por la decoración, arquitectura) atmosphere

    un ambiente acogedora welcoming o friendly atmosphere

    c) ( animación) life

    no había nada de ambiente en la fiesta — the party was really dead, the party had no life

    2) (CS) ( habitación) room
    * * *
    = atmosphere, ambience [ambiance], ambient, ambiance [ambience].
    Nota: Escrito también ambience.
    Ex. Above all, we specified an atmosphere in all public areas appropriate for study without the need for oppressive silence.
    Ex. The current ambience is such that we are facing a new crisis in cataloging.
    Ex. This article studies monumental wall paintings and mosaics, focusing on the disposition of narratives in relation to their architectural ambients.
    Ex. People like to browse the books and magazines, take in the ambiance, and be seen and perceived as a patron of the arts and literature.
    ----
    * Agencia de Protección del Medio Ambiente (EPA) = Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
    * ambiente agradable = congenial atmosphere.
    * ambiente cargado = charged atmosphere.
    * ambiente hostil = icy wind.
    * ambiente tenso = charged atmosphere.
    * a temperatura ambiente = at room temperature.
    * cambiar de ambiente = change + scenery.
    * cambio de ambiente = change of scenery, change of air and scene, change of air, change of scene.
    * contaminación del medio ambiente = environmental pollution.
    * del medio ambiente = environmental.
    * desde el punto de vista del medio ambiente = environmentally.
    * especialista en medio ambiente = environmentalist.
    * estudio de impacto en el medio ambiente = environmental impact study.
    * estudios del medio ambiente = environmental studies.
    * gestión del medio ambiente = environmental management.
    * medio ambiente marino = marine environment.
    * Ministerio del Medio Ambiente = Department of the Environment.
    * peligro para el medio ambiente = environmental hazard.
    * preocupación por el medio ambiente = environmentalism.
    * protección del medio ambiente = environmental protection.
    * que no daña el medio ambiente = environmentally sound, environmentally friendly, eco-friendly.
    * que no perjudica el medio ambiente = environmentally sound, environmentally friendly, eco-friendly.
    * relacionado con el medio ambiente = environmentally related.
    * temperatura ambiente = room temperature, air temperature.
    * * *
    1)
    a) (entorno físico, social) environment

    un ambiente de camaradería/de fiesta — a friendly/festive atmosphere

    hacerle buen ambiente a alguien — (Col) to put somebody at their ease

    hacerle mal ambiente a alguien — (AmS) to make somebody feel uncomfortable

    b) (creado por la decoración, arquitectura) atmosphere

    un ambiente acogedora welcoming o friendly atmosphere

    c) ( animación) life

    no había nada de ambiente en la fiesta — the party was really dead, the party had no life

    2) (CS) ( habitación) room
    * * *
    = atmosphere, ambience [ambiance], ambient, ambiance [ambience].
    Nota: Escrito también ambience.

    Ex: Above all, we specified an atmosphere in all public areas appropriate for study without the need for oppressive silence.

    Ex: The current ambience is such that we are facing a new crisis in cataloging.
    Ex: This article studies monumental wall paintings and mosaics, focusing on the disposition of narratives in relation to their architectural ambients.
    Ex: People like to browse the books and magazines, take in the ambiance, and be seen and perceived as a patron of the arts and literature.
    * Agencia de Protección del Medio Ambiente (EPA) = Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
    * ambiente agradable = congenial atmosphere.
    * ambiente cargado = charged atmosphere.
    * ambiente hostil = icy wind.
    * ambiente tenso = charged atmosphere.
    * a temperatura ambiente = at room temperature.
    * cambiar de ambiente = change + scenery.
    * cambio de ambiente = change of scenery, change of air and scene, change of air, change of scene.
    * contaminación del medio ambiente = environmental pollution.
    * del medio ambiente = environmental.
    * desde el punto de vista del medio ambiente = environmentally.
    * especialista en medio ambiente = environmentalist.
    * estudio de impacto en el medio ambiente = environmental impact study.
    * estudios del medio ambiente = environmental studies.
    * gestión del medio ambiente = environmental management.
    * medio ambiente marino = marine environment.
    * Ministerio del Medio Ambiente = Department of the Environment.
    * peligro para el medio ambiente = environmental hazard.
    * preocupación por el medio ambiente = environmentalism.
    * protección del medio ambiente = environmental protection.
    * que no daña el medio ambiente = environmentally sound, environmentally friendly, eco-friendly.
    * que no perjudica el medio ambiente = environmentally sound, environmentally friendly, eco-friendly.
    * relacionado con el medio ambiente = environmentally related.
    * temperatura ambiente = room temperature, air temperature.

    * * *
    medio3 m E 2. (↑ medio (3)), temperatura
    A
    1 (entorno físico) environment
    la contaminación del ambiente environmental pollution
    no sé cómo puedes trabajar en ese ambiente tan cargado I don't know how you can work in such a smoky atmosphere o environment
    2 (entorno social, cultural) environment
    crecí en un ambiente rural I grew up in a rural environment
    el ambiente de diálogo the atmosphere of dialogue
    hay muy mal ambiente en el barrio donde viven it's a pretty rough area where they live
    se encuentra realmente en su ambiente he's really in his element
    no me vendría nada mal cambiar de ambiente I wouldn't mind a change of scene
    en la oficina hay un ambiente de gran camaradería the office has a really friendly atmosphere, there's a really friendly atmosphere in the office
    se respiraba una cierta tensión en el ambiente there was a feeling of tension in the air
    había ambiente de fiesta there was a festive atmosphere
    el ambiente homosexual the gay scene
    hacerle buen ambiente a algn ( Col); to put sb at their ease
    hacerle mal ambiente a algn ( AmS); to make sb feel uncomfortable
    3 (creado por la decoración, arquitectura) atmosphere
    los tonos cálidos crean un ambiente acogedor warm tones create a welcoming o friendly atmosphere
    la ciudad conserva su ambiente colonial the city retains its colonial atmosphere
    la obra recrea el ambiente de la época the play recreates the atmosphere of the period
    no había nada de ambiente en la fiesta the party was really dead, the party had no life o atmosphere
    para darle más ambiente a la cosa colgaron unas cuantas serpentinas they hung up a few streamers to liven up o brighten up the place
    ambientazo ante el Barcelona-Real Madrid an electric o a tremendous atmosphere for the Barcelona-Real Madrid game
    B (CS) (habitación) room
    * * *

     

    Del verbo ambientar: ( conjugate ambientar)

    ambienté es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) pretérito indicativo

    ambiente es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente subjuntivo

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

    3ª persona singular (él/ella/usted) imperativo

    Multiple Entries:
    ambientar    
    ambiente
    ambientar ( conjugate ambientar) verbo transitivo
    a)obra/película to set

    b)fiesta/localto give … some atmosphere

    ambientarse verbo pronominal
    to adjust, adapt
    ambiente sustantivo masculino
    a) (entorno físico, social, cultural) environment;


    se encuentra realmente en su ambiente he's really in his element;
    había una cierta tensión en el ambiente there was a feeling of tension in the air
    b) (creado por la decoración, arquitectura, la gente) atmosphere;

    un ambiente de camaradería/de fiesta a friendly/festive atmosphere


    ambientar verbo transitivo
    1 (bar, etc) to liven up
    2 Cine Teat to set: la película estaba ambientada en la Edad Media, the movie was set in the Middle Ages
    ambiente
    I sustantivo masculino
    1 (atmósfera, entorno físico) environment
    2 (medio social) environment, milieu
    ambiente familiar, home environment
    3 (animación, situación) atmosphere, air
    (efecto creado por la decoración) atmosphere
    II adjetivo environmental
    medio ambiente, environment
    temperatura ambiente, room temperature
    ' ambiente' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    acogedor
    - acogedora
    - ahumada
    - ahumado
    - asfixiante
    - coralina
    - coralino
    - encajar
    - encresparse
    - festiva
    - festivo
    - hogareña
    - hogareño
    - humedad
    - infundio
    - intercambio
    - palpar
    - reinante
    - rollo
    - rústica
    - rústico
    - sosegada
    - sosegado
    - temperatura
    - tibieza
    - tiempo
    - viciar
    - ajeno
    - animado
    - bullanguero
    - cambio
    - cargado
    - clima
    - colosal
    - cordial
    - destruir
    - en
    - enrarecido
    - fúnebre
    - informal
    - intimidad
    - íntimo
    - mágico
    - marcha
    - marchoso
    - medio
    - natural
    - primaveral
    - refrescar
    - relajar
    English:
    agreeable
    - ambience
    - atmosphere
    - backdrop
    - capture
    - catch
    - clammy
    - close
    - cosy
    - cozy
    - damp
    - environment
    - environmentalist
    - feel
    - fraught
    - friendly
    - homely
    - hospitable
    - informal
    - informality
    - intoxicating
    - oppressive
    - relaxed
    - room temperature
    - smoky
    - sour
    - spirit
    - steamy
    - stimulate
    - strained
    - suffocating
    - surrounding
    - vibrant
    - warm up
    - working environment
    - conservation
    - eco-friendly
    - environmental
    - environment-friendly
    - expectation
    - medium
    - room
    - stuffy
    - surroundings
    * * *
    adj
    ambient;
    temperatura ambiente room temperature
    nm
    1. [aire] air, atmosphere;
    el ambiente de la capital es irrespirable you can't breathe the air in the capital;
    en el ambiente había un olor desagradable there was an unpleasant smell (in the air);
    abre la ventana, el ambiente está muy cargado open the window, it's very stuffy in here;
    el ambiente está enrarecido [cargado] it's very stuffy;
    [con tensión] the atmosphere is highly charged; Fig
    se respira una enorme tensión en el ambiente the tension (in the atmosphere) is palpable
    2. [entorno] atmosphere;
    [profesional, universitario] world, circles;
    en su última película no consigue recrear el ambiente de la época in his latest film, he fails to recreate the atmosphere of the period;
    esta lámpara crea un ambiente muy íntimo this lamp creates a very intimate atmosphere;
    un buen ambiente de trabajo a good working environment;
    creo que no iré a la fiesta, no me van esos ambientes I don't think I'll go to the party, it's not my sort of crowd o it's not my scene;
    entre viejos manuscritos Julián se encuentra en su ambiente Julián is in his element when he's surrounded by old manuscripts, Julián is never happier than when he's surrounded by old manuscripts
    3. [actitud] atmosphere;
    en esta oficina no hay ambiente para trabajar the atmosphere in this office is not conducive to work;
    su cese ha creado muy mal ambiente entre el personal her dismissal has created a very bad atmosphere amongst the staff;
    4. [animación] life, atmosphere;
    en esta discoteca no hay ambiente there's no atmosphere in this disco;
    un ambiente espectacular rodeó la celebración de los Juegos Olímpicos the atmosphere during the Olympic Games was amazing;
    los monarcas fueron recibidos con un ambiente de gala the monarchs were received with great pomp
    5. Esp Fam
    el ambiente [homosexual] the gay scene;
    6. Andes, RP [habitación] room;
    alquila un apartamento de un ambiente she's renting a studio Br flat o US apartment;
    tres ambientes, baño y cocina two bedrooms, living-room, bathroom and kitchen
    * * *
    I adj
    :
    medio ambiente environment;
    temperatura ambiente room temperature
    II m
    1 ( entorno) environment
    2 ( situación) atmosphere;
    crear ambiente create an atmosphere
    3 Andes, Rpl ( habitación) room
    * * *
    1) : atmosphere
    2) : environment
    3) : surroundings pl
    * * *
    1. (en general) atmosphere
    2. (situación agradable) life / activity [pl. activities]
    en este barrio hay mucho ambiente this neighbourhood is very lively / there's a lot going on in this neighbourhood
    3. (entorno) environment

    Spanish-English dictionary > ambiente

  • 5 aparatos eléctricos

    m.pl.
    electric appliances, electric fixtures.
    * * *
    (n.) = electrical equipment, electrical appliances, appliances, household appliances
    Ex. As with electrical equipment, liquids should be kept well away.
    Ex. Such things as the minimum room temperature within one hour of starting work, the adequacy of light and ventilation, and the safety of electrical appliances are all well covered in considerable detail.
    Ex. In addition, patrons use libraries to research consumer information to comparison-shop for major purchases, such as cars, boats, and appliances.
    Ex. Personal computers are becoming an everyday household appliance in USA homes, although they have not spread so far in Europe.
    * * *
    (n.) = electrical equipment, electrical appliances, appliances, household appliances

    Ex: As with electrical equipment, liquids should be kept well away.

    Ex: Such things as the minimum room temperature within one hour of starting work, the adequacy of light and ventilation, and the safety of electrical appliances are all well covered in considerable detail.
    Ex: In addition, patrons use libraries to research consumer information to comparison-shop for major purchases, such as cars, boats, and appliances.
    Ex: Personal computers are becoming an everyday household appliance in USA homes, although they have not spread so far in Europe.

    Spanish-English dictionary > aparatos eléctricos

  • 6 aseo2

    2 = toilet, washroom, bathroom, restroom [rest room], little boys room, little girls room, loo, restroom facility.
    Ex. Such things as the minimum room temperature within one hour of starting work, the adequacy of light and ventilation, toilet provision, fire regulations and exits are all well covered in considerable detail.
    Ex. The library office is in the basement, 'downstairs' as it is euphemistically referred to, along with a staff lounge, the washrooms, heating equipment, and electrical and janitor's closets.
    Ex. This article presents a brief guide to collection development in the area of renovating kitchens and bathrooms = This artículo presenta una guía breve para el desarrollo de la colección en los temas relacionados con la reforma de cocinas y cuartos de baño.
    Ex. Airport restrooms have become popular meeting places for men looking for sexual trysts with other men.
    Ex. When I went to the little boys/girls room to relieve myself I was suprised to see the amount of loo rolls stashed in the corner.
    Ex. When I went to the little boys/ girls room to relieve myself I was suprised to see the amount of loo rolls stashed in the corner.
    Ex. Early on on a Friday night and three of the loos were out of order, the floor was covered in a layer of rancid water and it stank to high heaven.
    Ex. Four out of 10 high school students avoid using school restroom facilities because of their lack of cleanliness.
    ----
    * aseo público = public toilet, public restroom.

    Spanish-English dictionary > aseo2

  • 7 congelación

    f.
    1 freezing, freeze, congealment, frostbite.
    2 freeze, suspension, stay.
    3 deep-freezing.
    4 freeze, immobilization.
    * * *
    1 (gen) freezing
    2 (precios, salarios, etc) freeze
    3 MEDICINA (gen) exposure; (extremidades) frostbite
    * * *
    SF
    1) [de alimentos, líquidos] freezing
    2) (Med) frostbite
    3) (Econ) freeze, freezing
    4)

    congelación de imagen[de vídeo] freeze-frame

    * * *
    a) (de alimentos, agua) freezing
    b) (Med) exposure; ( de extremidades) frostbite
    c) (de precios, salarios, créditos) freezing; (de proyecto, negociación) suspension
    * * *
    = freeze, freezing, icing.
    Ex. Since a freeze on all hiring was in effect, taking on new people was out of the question.
    Ex. Freezing is effective in eliminating injurious book insects.
    Ex. The loins were divided into 2 lots: one lot was iced immediately and the other lot was left at room temperature for 6 hours before icing.
    ----
    * congelación de la imagen = freeze-frame.
    * congelación del cuerpo humano por los efectos del frío = frostbite.
    * congelación de los presupuestos = budget freeze.
    * congelación del salario = salary freeze.
    * congelación salarial = salary freeze.
    * * *
    a) (de alimentos, agua) freezing
    b) (Med) exposure; ( de extremidades) frostbite
    c) (de precios, salarios, créditos) freezing; (de proyecto, negociación) suspension
    * * *
    = freeze, freezing, icing.

    Ex: Since a freeze on all hiring was in effect, taking on new people was out of the question.

    Ex: Freezing is effective in eliminating injurious book insects.
    Ex: The loins were divided into 2 lots: one lot was iced immediately and the other lot was left at room temperature for 6 hours before icing.
    * congelación de la imagen = freeze-frame.
    * congelación del cuerpo humano por los efectos del frío = frostbite.
    * congelación de los presupuestos = budget freeze.
    * congelación del salario = salary freeze.
    * congelación salarial = salary freeze.

    * * *
    1 (de alimentos, agua) freezing
    2 ( Med) exposure; (de extremidades) frostbite
    muerte por congelación death from exposure
    3 (de precios, salarios) freezing; (de créditos, fondos) freezing
    la congelación de las negociaciones the deadlock in the negotiations
    Compuesto:
    ( Agr, UE) set-aside
    4 ( Cin, TV) (de una imagen) freezing
    * * *

    congelación sustantivo femenino freezing: la congelación de los alimentos debe realizarse cuanto antes, the food should be frozen as soon as possible
    ' congelación' also found in these entries:
    English:
    freeze
    - freezing
    - freezing point
    - frostbite
    - wage freeze
    - exposure
    - frost
    * * *
    1. [de alimento, líquido] freezing
    2. [de persona] freezing;
    [de dedos, miembro] frostbite;
    morir por congelación to freeze to death
    3. [de precios, salarios] freeze;
    [de cuenta bancaria] freezing; [de negociaciones] deadlock, impasse;
    el gobierno anunció la congelación inmediata de los sueldos de los funcionarios the government announced an immediate wage freeze for public sector workers
    congelación salarial pay freeze
    4. TV & Cine congelación de imagen freeze-frame function
    * * *
    f
    1 freezing;
    congelación de precios/de salarios price/wage freeze
    2 MED frostbite
    * * *
    1) : freezing
    2) : frostbite

    Spanish-English dictionary > congelación

  • 8 congelar

    v.
    1 to freeze (alimento, objeto, persona).
    María congela la carne de res Mary freezes the beef.
    2 to affect with frostbite (dedos, miembro).
    3 to freeze (economics) (precios, salarios).
    congelar una cuenta bancaria to freeze a bank account
    4 to freeze (television & Cine) (imagen).
    5 to frostbite.
    El frío congela las plantas The cold frostbites the plants.
    * * *
    1 (gen) to freeze
    2 MEDICINA to cause frostbite on
    1 to freeze
    2 MEDICINA to get frostbite
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) [+ carne, agua] to freeze; [+ sangre, grasa] to congeal
    2) (Med) to affect with frostbite
    3) (Econ) to freeze, block; [+ proceso] to suspend, freeze
    4) [+ imagen de vídeo] to freeze
    2.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    a) <alimentos/agua> to freeze
    b) <precios/salarios/créditos> to freeze; < proyecto> to put... on ice, freeze
    c) (Cin, TV) < imagen> to freeze
    2.
    congelarse v pron
    a) agua to freeze

    enciende la calefacción que me estoy congelando — put the heating on, I'm freezing!

    * * *
    = freeze, ice.
    Ex. So far has the computerization of cataloguing processes gone in the Library of Congress that a decision was taken in 1978 to 'freeze' the traditional reading room card catalogue and operate instead a fully automated system.
    Ex. The loins were divided into 2 lots: one lot was iced immediately and the other lot was left at room temperature for 6 hours before icing.
    ----
    * congelar el presupuesto = freeze + budget.
    * congelar los gastos = freeze + expenditure.
    * congelar los salarios = freeze + salaries.
    * congelar los sueldos = freeze + salaries.
    * congelarse = freeze to + death.
    * congelar una imagen = freeze + frame.
    * volver a congelarse = re-freeze [refreeze].
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    a) <alimentos/agua> to freeze
    b) <precios/salarios/créditos> to freeze; < proyecto> to put... on ice, freeze
    c) (Cin, TV) < imagen> to freeze
    2.
    congelarse v pron
    a) agua to freeze

    enciende la calefacción que me estoy congelando — put the heating on, I'm freezing!

    * * *
    = freeze, ice.

    Ex: So far has the computerization of cataloguing processes gone in the Library of Congress that a decision was taken in 1978 to 'freeze' the traditional reading room card catalogue and operate instead a fully automated system.

    Ex: The loins were divided into 2 lots: one lot was iced immediately and the other lot was left at room temperature for 6 hours before icing.
    * congelar el presupuesto = freeze + budget.
    * congelar los gastos = freeze + expenditure.
    * congelar los salarios = freeze + salaries.
    * congelar los sueldos = freeze + salaries.
    * congelarse = freeze to + death.
    * congelar una imagen = freeze + frame.
    * volver a congelarse = re-freeze [refreeze].

    * * *
    congelar [A1 ]
    vt
    1 ‹alimentos/agua› to freeze
    2 ‹precios/salarios/alquileres› to freeze; ‹créditos/fondos› to freeze; ‹proyecto› to put … on ice, freeze
    3 ( Cin, TV) ‹imagen› to freeze
    1 «agua» to freeze
    se le congeló la sangre en las venas the blood froze in his veins
    2
    «dedos/pies»: se le congelaron los dedos de los pies he got frostbite in his toes
    enciende la estufa que me estoy congelando put the heater on, I'm freezing!
    * * *

     

    congelar ( conjugate congelar) verbo transitivo
    to freeze
    congelarse verbo pronominal
    a) [agua/lago] to freeze

    b) (Med):




    congelar verbo transitivo to freeze
    ' congelar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    helar
    - congelado
    English:
    deep-freeze
    - freeze
    - block
    * * *
    vt
    1. [alimento, líquido] to freeze
    2. [persona, cadáver] to freeze;
    el frío le congeló los dedos he got frostbite in his fingers as a result of the cold
    3. [precios, salarios] to freeze;
    [cuenta bancaria] to freeze; [negociaciones] to deadlock, to bring to a standstill
    4. TV & Cine [imagen] to freeze
    * * *
    v/t freeze
    * * *
    : to freeze
    * * *
    congelar vb to freeze [pt. froze; pp. frozen]

    Spanish-English dictionary > congelar

  • 9 cuenco rectangular de cerámica

    (n.) = terrine
    Ex. Head cheese is in fact not a cheese, but rather a terrine of meat from the head of a calf or pig (sometimes a sheep or cow) usually eaten cold or at room temperature as a luncheon meat.
    * * *
    (n.) = terrine

    Ex: Head cheese is in fact not a cheese, but rather a terrine of meat from the head of a calf or pig (sometimes a sheep or cow) usually eaten cold or at room temperature as a luncheon meat.

    Spanish-English dictionary > cuenco rectangular de cerámica

  • 10 del

    1 (de + el)→ link=de de
    * * *
    = de + el; ver de
    * * *
    * * *
    ----
    * del año catapún = from the year dot.
    * del año de la nada = from the year dot.
    * del año de la pera = from the year dot.
    * del año de la pera, del año de la nada, del año de la polca, del año catapún = from the year dot.
    * del año de la polca = from the year dot.
    * del año de Maricastaña = from the year dot.
    * del año maricastaño = from the year dot.
    * del atrio = atrial.
    * del automóvil = automotive.
    * del ayer = of yesteryear, gone by.
    * del ayuntamiento = local authority-run.
    * del Caribe = Caribbean.
    * del centro = middle.
    * del Cercano Oriente = Near-Eastern.
    * del cine = cinematic.
    * del coito = coital.
    * del congreso = congressional.
    * del convento = conventual.
    * del cráneo = cranial.
    * del cuello del útero = cervical.
    * del cuerpo = body.
    * del día o de la noche = day or night.
    * del dicho al hecho hay mucho trecho = easier said than done.
    * del documento específico = document-related.
    * del ecuador = equatorial.
    * del editor = editorial.
    * del entorno = ambient, environmental.
    * del esófago = oesophageal [esophageal, -USA].
    * del este = eastern.
    * del este asiático = East Asian.
    * del estilo de los directorios = directory-type.
    * del estroptococo = streptococcal.
    * del experimento = experimental.
    * del + Expresión Temporal = a + Expresión Temporal.
    * del Extremo Oriente = Far Eastern.
    * del extremo sur = southernmost.
    * del futuro = of the years to come, yet to come.
    * del gobernador = gubernatorial.
    * del gobierno = government-owned, government-operated, government-run.
    * del grosor de un pelo = hairline.
    * del intelecto = noetic.
    * del interior = inland.
    * del lomo = spinal.
    * del mar = sea-going.
    * del matrimonio = marital.
    * del medio = middle.
    * del medio ambiente = environmental.
    * del Medio Oriente = Middle Eastern.
    * del mejor modo posible = to the best of + Posesivo + ability.
    * del milenio = millenarian.
    * del miocardio = myocardial.
    * del mismo calibre que = in a class with.
    * del mismo modo = exactly, in the same vein, by the same token.
    * del mismo modo que = as, in the form that, in the same way (as), in the same way that, just as, in the same manner (as), along the lines, after the fashion of, similar to, in common with.
    * del mismo + Nombre = equally + Adjetivo.
    * del mismo sexo = same-sex.
    * del mismo tipo que las oficinas = office-type.
    * del momento = of the time(s).
    * del montón = a dime a dozen.
    * del mundo real = real-world.
    * del municipio = municipal.
    * del nordeste = northeastern [north eastern].
    * del noroeste = northwestern [north western], northwest, north-western, north-western.
    * del norte = northern, Hyperborean.
    * del oeste = westerly.
    * del orden de = by the order of + Expresión Numérica.
    * del Oriente Medio = Middle Eastern.
    * del Oriente Próximo = Near-Eastern.
    * del otro lado de la ciudad = cross-town.
    * del otro modo = the other way (a)round.
    * del Pacífico = pacific.
    * del paludismo = malarial.
    * del páncreas = pancreatic.
    * del pasado = has-been, of the past, bygone, of yesteryear, gone by.
    * del pene = penile.
    * del período = menstrual.
    * del profesorado = faculty.
    * del público asistente = from the floor.
    * del que se tiene constancia = recorded.
    * del recién nacido = neonatal.
    * del regimiento = regimental.
    * del siglo diecinueve = nineteenth-century.
    * del siglo diecisiete = seventeenth-century.
    * del sudeste = southeastern [south eastern].
    * del sudoeste = southwestern [south western].
    * del sur = southern.
    * del sur de Europa = Southern European.
    * del sureste = southeastern [south eastern].
    * del suroeste = southwestern [south western].
    * del tamaño del bolsillo = pocket sized.
    * del tamaño de una cartera = briefcase-sized.
    * del tamaño de un maletín = briefcase-sized.
    * del tesauro = thesaural.
    * del tiempo = room temperature.
    * del todo = all the way.
    * del tutor = tutorial.
    * del útero = uterine.
    * ser del orden de + Número = be of the order of + Número.
    * * *
    * * *
    * del año catapún = from the year dot.
    * del año de la nada = from the year dot.
    * del año de la pera = from the year dot.
    * del año de la pera, del año de la nada, del año de la polca, del año catapún = from the year dot.
    * del año de la polca = from the year dot.
    * del año de Maricastaña = from the year dot.
    * del año maricastaño = from the year dot.
    * del atrio = atrial.
    * del automóvil = automotive.
    * del ayer = of yesteryear, gone by.
    * del ayuntamiento = local authority-run.
    * del Caribe = Caribbean.
    * del centro = middle.
    * del Cercano Oriente = Near-Eastern.
    * del cine = cinematic.
    * del coito = coital.
    * del congreso = congressional.
    * del convento = conventual.
    * del cráneo = cranial.
    * del cuello del útero = cervical.
    * del cuerpo = body.
    * del día o de la noche = day or night.
    * del dicho al hecho hay mucho trecho = easier said than done.
    * del documento específico = document-related.
    * del ecuador = equatorial.
    * del editor = editorial.
    * del entorno = ambient, environmental.
    * del esófago = oesophageal [esophageal, -USA].
    * del este = eastern.
    * del este asiático = East Asian.
    * del estilo de los directorios = directory-type.
    * del estroptococo = streptococcal.
    * del experimento = experimental.
    * del + Expresión Temporal = a + Expresión Temporal.
    * del Extremo Oriente = Far Eastern.
    * del extremo sur = southernmost.
    * del futuro = of the years to come, yet to come.
    * del gobernador = gubernatorial.
    * del gobierno = government-owned, government-operated, government-run.
    * del grosor de un pelo = hairline.
    * del intelecto = noetic.
    * del interior = inland.
    * del lomo = spinal.
    * del mar = sea-going.
    * del matrimonio = marital.
    * del medio = middle.
    * del medio ambiente = environmental.
    * del Medio Oriente = Middle Eastern.
    * del mejor modo posible = to the best of + Posesivo + ability.
    * del milenio = millenarian.
    * del miocardio = myocardial.
    * del mismo calibre que = in a class with.
    * del mismo modo = exactly, in the same vein, by the same token.
    * del mismo modo que = as, in the form that, in the same way (as), in the same way that, just as, in the same manner (as), along the lines, after the fashion of, similar to, in common with.
    * del mismo + Nombre = equally + Adjetivo.
    * del mismo sexo = same-sex.
    * del mismo tipo que las oficinas = office-type.
    * del momento = of the time(s).
    * del montón = a dime a dozen.
    * del mundo real = real-world.
    * del municipio = municipal.
    * del nordeste = northeastern [north eastern].
    * del noroeste = northwestern [north western], northwest, north-western, north-western.
    * del norte = northern, Hyperborean.
    * del oeste = westerly.
    * del orden de = by the order of + Expresión Numérica.
    * del Oriente Medio = Middle Eastern.
    * del Oriente Próximo = Near-Eastern.
    * del otro lado de la ciudad = cross-town.
    * del otro modo = the other way (a)round.
    * del Pacífico = pacific.
    * del paludismo = malarial.
    * del páncreas = pancreatic.
    * del pasado = has-been, of the past, bygone, of yesteryear, gone by.
    * del pene = penile.
    * del período = menstrual.
    * del profesorado = faculty.
    * del público asistente = from the floor.
    * del que se tiene constancia = recorded.
    * del recién nacido = neonatal.
    * del regimiento = regimental.
    * del siglo diecinueve = nineteenth-century.
    * del siglo diecisiete = seventeenth-century.
    * del sudeste = southeastern [south eastern].
    * del sudoeste = southwestern [south western].
    * del sur = southern.
    * del sur de Europa = Southern European.
    * del sureste = southeastern [south eastern].
    * del suroeste = southwestern [south western].
    * del tamaño del bolsillo = pocket sized.
    * del tamaño de una cartera = briefcase-sized.
    * del tamaño de un maletín = briefcase-sized.
    * del tesauro = thesaural.
    * del tiempo = room temperature.
    * del todo = all the way.
    * del tutor = tutorial.
    * del útero = uterine.
    * ser del orden de + Número = be of the order of + Número.
    * * *
    contraction of de and el, [ Grammar notes (Spanish) ] [ used instead of de + el, except when the article is part of a proper name, e.g.
    los habitantes de El Cairo, un artículo de El País
    ]
    * * *

     

    del: contraction of
    de and el

    del contracción de + el

    ' del' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abarquillarse
    - abisal
    - abismo
    - abogada
    - abogado
    - abono
    - abotargarse
    - abstención
    - abstraerse
    - abusar
    - accionariado
    - achacar
    - ácida
    - ácido
    - aclarado
    - aclararse
    - acometida
    - acopiar
    - acordonar
    - acosar
    - actual
    - acusar
    - adivinarse
    - adormecerse
    - aglomerarse
    - ala
    - albedrío
    - alcance
    - alineación
    - alpina
    - alpino
    - alquilar
    - alquiler
    - alta
    - alteración
    - alto
    - altura
    - amaraje
    - América
    - ancha
    - ancho
    - anegarse
    - anexa
    - anexo
    - angular
    - añorar
    - anquilosar
    - antesala
    - anticiclónica
    - anticiclónico
    English:
    AA
    - ABC
    - abortion
    - above
    - abroad
    - abuse
    - academy
    - acclaim
    - accomplishment
    - account for
    - acknowledge
    - acquire
    - across
    - addicted
    - advanced
    - advocate
    - after
    - aftershave (lotion)
    - agenda
    - agent
    - agree
    - airport
    - alarm
    - alike
    - allocate
    - along
    - alongside
    - also
    - altogether
    - always
    - ambulatory
    - America
    - amid
    - amulet
    - anarchy
    - and
    - ankle bone
    - answering service
    - antiaging
    - anticlockwise
    - apart
    - apologetic
    - appeal
    - appreciate
    - apprehend
    - approachable
    - Aquarius
    - area
    - argue
    - Aries
    * * *
    * * *
    prp de y art el

    Spanish-English dictionary > del

  • 11 del tiempo

    Ex. Such things as the minimum room temperature within one hour of starting work, the adequacy of light and ventilation, toilet provision, fire regulations and exits are all well covered in considerable detail.
    * * *

    Ex: Such things as the minimum room temperature within one hour of starting work, the adequacy of light and ventilation, toilet provision, fire regulations and exits are all well covered in considerable detail.

    Spanish-English dictionary > del tiempo

  • 12 edificio

    m.
    building.
    edificio inteligente intelligent building
    * * *
    1 building
    * * *
    noun m.
    * * *
    SM
    1) (Arquit) building, edifice frm

    edificio de apartamentos — block of flats, apartment building o house (EEUU)

    edificio inteligente — smart building, intelligent building

    2) [moral] edification
    * * *
    masculino building
    * * *
    = building, edifice.
    Ex. Some libraries find that it is difficult to convey all the necessary information in a simple manner, merely because the collection is large, or housed in various separate buildings and wings, and the shelving sequence is complex.
    Ex. This paper highlights problems with a virtual approach, emphasising the need for libraries to both an edifice and an interface.
    ----
    * ala de edificio = wing.
    * almacenar en un edificio anexo = outhouse.
    * biblioteca como edificio = library building.
    * caparazón del edificio = building shell.
    * construcción de edificios = building construction.
    * construir un edificio = construct + building.
    * con varios edificios = multi-site [multisite].
    * desprendimientos de edificios = falling debris.
    * diseño de edificios = building design.
    * edificio alto = high-rise building.
    * edificio anexo = outbuilding.
    * edificio central = main site.
    * edificio civil = civic building.
    * edificio comercial = commercial building.
    * edificio construido según un plan cúbico = deep building.
    * edificio de apartamentos = apartment building, apartment complex.
    * edificio de oficinas = office building, office block.
    * edificio de pisos = condominium building.
    * edificio de valor histórico = heritage-listed building.
    * edificio en forma de cubo = cubic building.
    * edificio histórico = historic building, historical building.
    * edificio lineal = linear building.
    * edificio municipal = municipal building.
    * edificio protegido = listed building, heritage building, heritage-listed building.
    * edificio público = municipal building, public building.
    * edificios = bricks and mortar.
    * enseñar un edificio a Alguien = show + Nombre + round.
    * en todo el edificio = site-wide.
    * estructura del edificio = building shell.
    * evacuar un edificio = clear + building.
    * horizonte dibujado por los edificios = skyline.
    * horizonte dibujado por un edificio = roofline.
    * método de evaluación de un edificio en uso = post-occupancy evaluation method.
    * temperatura ambiental del edificio = room temperature.
    * * *
    masculino building
    * * *
    = building, edifice.

    Ex: Some libraries find that it is difficult to convey all the necessary information in a simple manner, merely because the collection is large, or housed in various separate buildings and wings, and the shelving sequence is complex.

    Ex: This paper highlights problems with a virtual approach, emphasising the need for libraries to both an edifice and an interface.
    * ala de edificio = wing.
    * almacenar en un edificio anexo = outhouse.
    * biblioteca como edificio = library building.
    * caparazón del edificio = building shell.
    * construcción de edificios = building construction.
    * construir un edificio = construct + building.
    * con varios edificios = multi-site [multisite].
    * desprendimientos de edificios = falling debris.
    * diseño de edificios = building design.
    * edificio alto = high-rise building.
    * edificio anexo = outbuilding.
    * edificio central = main site.
    * edificio civil = civic building.
    * edificio comercial = commercial building.
    * edificio construido según un plan cúbico = deep building.
    * edificio de apartamentos = apartment building, apartment complex.
    * edificio de oficinas = office building, office block.
    * edificio de pisos = condominium building.
    * edificio de valor histórico = heritage-listed building.
    * edificio en forma de cubo = cubic building.
    * edificio histórico = historic building, historical building.
    * edificio lineal = linear building.
    * edificio municipal = municipal building.
    * edificio protegido = listed building, heritage building, heritage-listed building.
    * edificio público = municipal building, public building.
    * edificios = bricks and mortar.
    * enseñar un edificio a Alguien = show + Nombre + round.
    * en todo el edificio = site-wide.
    * estructura del edificio = building shell.
    * evacuar un edificio = clear + building.
    * horizonte dibujado por los edificios = skyline.
    * horizonte dibujado por un edificio = roofline.
    * método de evaluación de un edificio en uso = post-occupancy evaluation method.
    * temperatura ambiental del edificio = room temperature.

    * * *
    building
    * * *

     

    edificio sustantivo masculino
    building
    edificio sustantivo masculino building
    ' edificio' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abajo
    - alta
    - alto
    - ampliar
    - archivo
    - ayuntamiento
    - baja
    - bajo
    - bloque
    - cacicada
    - casa
    - cimentar
    - conserje
    - construcción
    - correo
    - cuerpo
    - dentro
    - derribar
    - derrumbamiento
    - desalojar
    - deterioro
    - echar
    - efectuarse
    - estructura
    - extensión
    - frontal
    - habilitar
    - inclinación
    - pabellón
    - piso
    - plana
    - plano
    - planta
    - portera
    - portería
    - portero
    - proyectar
    - puerta
    - reconstruir
    - reforma
    - reformar
    - rehabilitar
    - rehabilitación
    - remate
    - renovar
    - renovación
    - repartir
    - replantear
    - restaurar
    - ruinosa
    English:
    accommodate
    - acoustic
    - adjacent
    - alteration
    - annexe
    - as
    - backroom
    - block
    - blow up
    - bright
    - build on
    - building
    - bulldoze
    - burn
    - burning
    - cast
    - centre
    - clear
    - clearance
    - collapse
    - come down
    - commit
    - complete
    - decay
    - demolish
    - derelict
    - dilapidated
    - doorman
    - drainage
    - dynamite
    - emphasize
    - erection
    - exit
    - exposure
    - face
    - fall down
    - fire
    - fitting
    - fixture
    - floor
    - frame
    - go up
    - grand
    - guard
    - gym
    - high
    - high-rise
    - honeycomb
    - intentionally
    - knock down
    * * *
    building;
    un edificio de oficinas an office building
    edificio inteligente intelligent o smart building
    * * *
    m building
    * * *
    : building, edifice
    * * *
    edificio n building

    Spanish-English dictionary > edificio

  • 13 electrodomésticos

    = appliances, electrical appliances, kitchen appliances, domestic appliances.
    Ex. In addition, patrons use libraries to research consumer information to comparison-shop for major purchases, such as cars, boats, and appliances.
    Ex. Such things as the minimum room temperature within one hour of starting work, the adequacy of light and ventilation, and the safety of electrical appliances are all well covered in considerable detail.
    Ex. The author discusses the image of the US projected by the American Pavilion through its fashion shows, home furnishings and kitchen appliances exhibits and food.
    Ex. The usefulness of interlinking domestic appliances in this way is yet to be proved.
    * * *
    = appliances, electrical appliances, kitchen appliances, domestic appliances.

    Ex: In addition, patrons use libraries to research consumer information to comparison-shop for major purchases, such as cars, boats, and appliances.

    Ex: Such things as the minimum room temperature within one hour of starting work, the adequacy of light and ventilation, and the safety of electrical appliances are all well covered in considerable detail.
    Ex: The author discusses the image of the US projected by the American Pavilion through its fashion shows, home furnishings and kitchen appliances exhibits and food.
    Ex: The usefulness of interlinking domestic appliances in this way is yet to be proved.

    Spanish-English dictionary > electrodomésticos

  • 14 enfriar

    v.
    El viento enfrió el pastel rápidamente The wind cooled the cake rapidly.
    2 to get colder.
    3 to chill, to cast a chill over, to pour cold water on, to throw cold water on.
    Su indiferencia enfrió la relación His indifference chilled the relation.
    * * *
    Conjugation model [ DESVIAR], like link=desviar desviar
    1 to cool (down), chill
    2 figurado to cool down
    1 (clima) to get cold, get colder
    2 (ponerse frío) to cool, cool down
    1 (lo demasiado caliente) to cool down; (ponerse demasiado frío) to go cold, get cold
    déjalo enfriar, está muy caliente let it cool down, it's too hot
    2 (tener frío) to get cold; (resfriarse) to catch a cold, get a cold
    3 figurado to cool off
    * * *
    verb
    to cool, chill
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (=refrescar) [+ vino, refresco] to cool, chill; [+ sopa, motor] to cool down
    2) (=quitar fuerza a) [+ pasión, economía] to cool down; [+ entusiasmo] to dampen, cool
    3) LAm * (=matar) to kill, bump off *
    2.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) < alimento> to cool; ( en el refrigerador) to chill, cool
    b) <entusiasmo/relación> to cool, cause... to cool
    2) (Per fam) ( matar) to bump off (colloq), to ice (AmE sl)
    2. 3.
    enfriarse v pron
    1)
    a) comida/bebida ( ponerse - demasiado frío) to get cold, go cold; (- lo suficientemente frío) to cool down
    b) manos to get cold
    c) entusiasmo/relaciones to cool (off)
    2) ( tomar frío) to catch o get cold; ( resfriarse) to catch a cold, catch a chill
    3) (Per fam) ( morirse) to croak (colloq), to drop dead (colloq)
    * * *
    = cool, chill out, refrigerate, ice, chill.
    Ex. Type-metal was an alloy hard enough to wear well yet had a low melting point and it neither shrank nor expanded when it cooled.
    Ex. The advice is to chill out most artefacts with confidence, although coating on wood may crackle a little bit by -50 degrees centigrade.
    Ex. The gush of water could serve many purposes and was prescribed to soothe, to refrigerate, to stop a swelling, to widen pores, to shock the patient.
    Ex. The loins were divided into 2 lots: one lot was iced immediately and the other lot was left at room temperature for 6 hours before icing.
    Ex. Always chill the bowl and whisk attachment before whipping the cream.
    ----
    * enfriar el entusiasmo = dampen + Posesivo + excitement, dampen + Posesivo + enthusiasm.
    * enfriarse = cool off, lapse, cool down, go + cold turkey, catch + a chill, grow + cold, get + cold feet.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) < alimento> to cool; ( en el refrigerador) to chill, cool
    b) <entusiasmo/relación> to cool, cause... to cool
    2) (Per fam) ( matar) to bump off (colloq), to ice (AmE sl)
    2. 3.
    enfriarse v pron
    1)
    a) comida/bebida ( ponerse - demasiado frío) to get cold, go cold; (- lo suficientemente frío) to cool down
    b) manos to get cold
    c) entusiasmo/relaciones to cool (off)
    2) ( tomar frío) to catch o get cold; ( resfriarse) to catch a cold, catch a chill
    3) (Per fam) ( morirse) to croak (colloq), to drop dead (colloq)
    * * *
    = cool, chill out, refrigerate, ice, chill.

    Ex: Type-metal was an alloy hard enough to wear well yet had a low melting point and it neither shrank nor expanded when it cooled.

    Ex: The advice is to chill out most artefacts with confidence, although coating on wood may crackle a little bit by -50 degrees centigrade.
    Ex: The gush of water could serve many purposes and was prescribed to soothe, to refrigerate, to stop a swelling, to widen pores, to shock the patient.
    Ex: The loins were divided into 2 lots: one lot was iced immediately and the other lot was left at room temperature for 6 hours before icing.
    Ex: Always chill the bowl and whisk attachment before whipping the cream.
    * enfriar el entusiasmo = dampen + Posesivo + excitement, dampen + Posesivo + enthusiasm.
    * enfriarse = cool off, lapse, cool down, go + cold turkey, catch + a chill, grow + cold, get + cold feet.

    * * *
    vt
    A
    1 ‹vino/postre› (en el refrigerador) to chill, cool; (sin refrigerador) to cool
    2 ‹entusiasmo/relación› to cool, cause … to cool
    B ( Per fam) (matar) to bump off ( colloq), to ice ( AmE sl)
    ■ enfriar
    vi
    no dejes enfriar el café don't let your coffee go o get cold
    hay que dejar enfriar el motor you have to let the engine cool down
    ponlo a enfriar put it in the refrigerator to chill
    A
    1 «comida/bebida» (ponersedemasiado frío) to get cold, go cold; (— lo suficientemente frío) to cool down
    el café se enfrió the coffee went o got cold
    espera que se enfríe un poco wait till it cools down a bit
    2 «manos» to get cold
    3 «entusiasmo/relaciones» to cool, cool off
    B
    1 (coger frío) to catch o get cold
    2 (resfriarse) to catch a cold, catch a chill
    C ( Per fam) (morirse) to croak ( colloq), to drop dead ( colloq)
    * * *

     

    enfriar ( conjugate enfriar) verbo transitivo
    a) alimento to cool;

    ( en el refrigerador) to chill, cool
    b)entusiasmo/relación to cool, cause … to cool

    verbo intransitivo:
    no dejes enfriar el café don't let your coffee go o get cold;

    deja enfriar el motor let the engine cool down;
    ponlo a enfriar put it in the refrigerator to chill
    enfriarse verbo pronominal
    1
    a) [comida/bebida] ( ponersedemasiado frío) to get cold, go cold;

    (— lo suficientemente frío) to cool down

    c) [entusiasmo/relaciones] to cool (off)

    2 ( tomar frío) to catch o get cold;
    ( resfriarse) to catch a cold, catch a chill
    enfriar
    I verbo transitivo
    1 to cool (down), chill
    2 (disminuir la fuerza) la distancia enfrió su amistad, distance caused them to grow apart
    figurado enfriar la economía, to cool down the economy
    II verbo intransitivo to cool down: esta vieja nevera ya no enfría, this old fridge doesn't keep anything cold
    ' enfriar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    refrescar
    - entibiar
    English:
    chill
    - cool
    - damp
    * * *
    vt
    1. [sopa, motor, atmósfera] to cool (down);
    [bebida fría] to chill
    2. [situación, sentimiento] to cool;
    aquello enfrió su relación that made their relationship more distant, their friendship cooled as a result
    vi
    esta nevera no enfría this fridge doesn't work properly;
    espera hasta que la sopa enfríe wait for the soup to cool down;
    mete las cervezas a enfriar en el refrigerador put the beers in the fridge to get cold
    v impersonal
    to get colder
    * * *
    v/t vino chill; algo caliente cool (down); fig
    cool
    * * *
    enfriar {85} vt
    1) : to chill, to cool
    2) : to cool down, to dampen
    : to get cold
    * * *
    enfriar vb to cool

    Spanish-English dictionary > enfriar

  • 15 envasar al vacío

    to vacuum-pack
    * * *
    (v.) = vacuum-pack
    Ex. The vegetables were then vacuum-packed, poached in water for 15 minutes and cooled rapidly to room temperature.
    * * *

    Ex: The vegetables were then vacuum-packed, poached in water for 15 minutes and cooled rapidly to room temperature.

    Spanish-English dictionary > envasar al vacío

  • 16 escalfar

    v.
    to poach.
    * * *
    1 to poach
    * * *
    VT
    1) [+ huevo] to poach
    2) Méx (=desfalcar) to embezzle
    * * *
    verbo transitivo to poach
    * * *
    = poach.
    Ex. The vegetables were then vacuum-packed, poached in water for 15 minutes and cooled rapidly to room temperature.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo to poach
    * * *

    Ex: The vegetables were then vacuum-packed, poached in water for 15 minutes and cooled rapidly to room temperature.

    * * *
    escalfar [A1 ]
    vt
    to poach
    * * *

    escalfar ( conjugate escalfar) verbo transitivo
    to poach
    escalfar vtr Culin to poach
    ' escalfar' also found in these entries:
    English:
    poach
    * * *
    to poach
    * * *
    v/t poach
    * * *
    : to poach (eggs)

    Spanish-English dictionary > escalfar

  • 17 escurrir

    v.
    1 to drain (platos, verdura).
    2 to drip.
    deja los platos a escurrir leave the dishes to drain
    3 to slide.
    una lágrima escurrió por su mejilla a tear slid down her cheek
    * * *
    1 (platos etc) to drain; (ropa) to wring out; (comida) to strain
    1 (destilar) to drip, trickle
    2 (deslizar) to slip, slide
    1 (platos etc) to drain
    2 (líquido) to drip, trickle
    3 (deslizarse) to slip, slide
    4 familiar (escapar) to run away, slip away
    \
    escurrir el bulto familiar to dodge the issue
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    1.
    VT [+ ropa] to wring, wring out; [+ platos, líquido, botella] to drain; [+ verduras] to strain
    2.
    VI [líquido] to drip
    3.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo < ropa> to wring out, wring; <verduras/pasta> to strain, drain; <líquido/vaso> to drain
    2.
    escurrir vi to drain
    3.
    escurrirse v pron
    1)
    b) verduras/vajilla to drain
    2)
    a) (fam) (escaparse, escabullirse) to slip away

    escurrirse de algoto wriggle o get out of something

    b) (resbalarse, deslizarse) to slip
    * * *
    = drain away, drain off, drain, strain, wring.
    Ex. As the water was draining away between the wires of the sieve, he gave the mould a sideways shake locking the fibres together and 'shutting' the sheet.
    Ex. When removed from the sink the items were left to drain off for half an hour at room temperature, then packaged in polythene in separate bundles and placed in a domestic refrigerator for 7 weeks.
    Ex. The garden had obviously been flooded with sea-water although now it was all drained.
    Ex. Sampling for immature stages of mosquito was done weekly between May 1999 and January 2000 by straining them from the water in ravines and gutters.
    Ex. The statue depicted a nymph coming out of the water and wringing her wet hair.
    ----
    * escurrir el bulto = pass + the buck, weasel (on/out of), duck out.
    * sin escurrir = undrained.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo < ropa> to wring out, wring; <verduras/pasta> to strain, drain; <líquido/vaso> to drain
    2.
    escurrir vi to drain
    3.
    escurrirse v pron
    1)
    b) verduras/vajilla to drain
    2)
    a) (fam) (escaparse, escabullirse) to slip away

    escurrirse de algoto wriggle o get out of something

    b) (resbalarse, deslizarse) to slip
    * * *
    = drain away, drain off, drain, strain, wring.

    Ex: As the water was draining away between the wires of the sieve, he gave the mould a sideways shake locking the fibres together and 'shutting' the sheet.

    Ex: When removed from the sink the items were left to drain off for half an hour at room temperature, then packaged in polythene in separate bundles and placed in a domestic refrigerator for 7 weeks.
    Ex: The garden had obviously been flooded with sea-water although now it was all drained.
    Ex: Sampling for immature stages of mosquito was done weekly between May 1999 and January 2000 by straining them from the water in ravines and gutters.
    Ex: The statue depicted a nymph coming out of the water and wringing her wet hair.
    * escurrir el bulto = pass + the buck, weasel (on/out of), duck out.
    * sin escurrir = undrained.

    * * *
    escurrir [I1 ]
    vt
    1 ‹ropa› to wring out, wring
    2 ‹verduras› to strain, drain; ‹pasta› to drain
    3 ‹líquido› to drain, drain off
    4 ‹botella/jarra› to drain, get the last drops out of
    5 ‹buñuelos/pescado› to drain
    ■ escurrir
    vi
    deja los platos ahí para que escurran leave the plates there to drain
    dejé escurrir la camisa I left the shirt to drip-dry
    pon la botella boca abajo para que escurra turn the bottle upside down to drain out the last few drops
    A
    1
    «líquido»: cuelga la camisa para que se vaya escurriendo el agua hang the shirt out to drip-dry
    2 «verduras» to drain
    B
    1 ( fam) (escaparse, escabullirse) to slip away
    intentaré escurrirme de la fiesta I'll try to slip away from the party
    le pusimos una trampa pero logró escurrirse we laid a trap for him but he managed to wriggle o get out of it
    2 (resbalarse, deslizarse) to slip
    el vaso/jabón se le escurrió de (entre) las manos the glass/soap slipped through her fingers
    se fue escurriendo entre la multitud she slipped through the crowd
    me estoy escurriendo de la silla I keep sliding off this chair
    * * *

    escurrir ( conjugate escurrir) verbo transitivo ropa to wring out, wring;
    verduras/pasta to strain, drain;
    líquido to drain (off)
    verbo intransitivo
    to drain;
    dejar escurrir platosto leave … to drain;


    camisato leave … to drip-dry
    escurrirse verbo pronominal
    1
    a) [ líquido]:


    b) [verduras/vajilla] to drain

    2
    a) (fam) (escaparse, escabullirse) to slip away;

    escurrirse de algo to wriggle o get out of sth
    b) (resbalarse, deslizarse) to slip

    escurrir vtr (ropa) to wring out
    (vajilla) to drain
    ♦ Locuciones: escurrir el bulto, to dodge the issue
    ' escurrir' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    bulto
    - estilar
    - estrujar
    English:
    drain
    - pass
    - strain
    - wring
    - wring out
    - skive off
    * * *
    vt
    1. [platos] to drain;
    [verdura, pasta] to drain; [huevos fritos, pescado] to drain the fat off; [ropa] to wring out;
    escúrrele el líquido a la lata de atún drain the liquid from the can of tuna;
    Fam
    escurrir el bulto [trabajo] to get out of it;
    [cuestión] to evade the issue
    2. [botella] to empty (out)
    vi
    1. [soltar líquido] to drain;
    [gotear] to drip;
    deja los platos a escurrir leave the dishes to drain;
    deja aquí el paraguas para que vaya escurriendo leave the umbrella here so it can dry off
    2. [resbalar] to slide;
    una lágrima escurrió por su mejilla a tear slid down her cheek
    3. [estar resbaladizo] to be slippery
    * * *
    I v/t
    1 ropa wring out
    2 platos, verduras drain
    II v/i
    1 de platos drain
    2 de ropa drip-dry
    * * *
    1) : to wring out
    2) : to drain
    1) : to drain
    2) : to drip, to drip-dry
    * * *
    1. (ropa) to wring out [pt. & pp. wrung]
    2. (platos, verduras) to drain
    ¿has escurrido la pasta? have you drained the pasta?

    Spanish-English dictionary > escurrir

  • 18 fiambre

    adj.
    cold.
    m.
    1 cold meat (British), cold cut (United States) (food).
    2 stiff, corpse (informal) (cadáver).
    dejar fiambre to bump off
    3 cold dish, cold meat, meat.
    pres.subj.
    3rd person singular (él/ella/ello) Present Subjunctive of Spanish verb: fiambrar.
    * * *
    1 served cold, cold
    2 irónico (noticia etc) stale, old
    1 COCINA cold meat, cold cut
    2 familiar (cadáver) stiff, corpse
    \
    dejar fiambre a alguien to do somebody in, bump somebody off
    * * *
    1. ADJ
    1) (Culin) cold, served cold
    2) * [noticia] old, stale
    2. SM
    1) (Culin) cold meat, cold cut (EEUU)

    fiambres — cold meats, cold cuts (EEUU)

    2) * (=cadáver) corpse, stiff *

    el pobre está fiambrethe poor guy's stone dead *, the poor guy's cold meat *

    3) Cono Sur * (=fiesta) dead party
    4) Méx (Culin) pork, avocado and chilli dish
    * * *
    1) (Coc)
    2) (arg) ( cadáver) stiff (sl)

    quedarse fiambre — (fam) to snuff it (colloq)

    * * *
    Ex. Head cheese is in fact not a cheese, but rather a terrine of meat from the head of a calf or pig (sometimes a sheep or cow) usually eaten cold or at room temperature as a luncheon meat.
    * * *
    1) (Coc)
    2) (arg) ( cadáver) stiff (sl)

    quedarse fiambre — (fam) to snuff it (colloq)

    * * *

    Ex: Head cheese is in fact not a cheese, but rather a terrine of meat from the head of a calf or pig (sometimes a sheep or cow) usually eaten cold or at room temperature as a luncheon meat.

    * * *
    A ( Coc) cold meat
    carne en fiambre cold meat
    fiambres surtidos selection of cold meats o ( AmE) cold cuts
    B ( arg) (cadáver) stiff (sl)
    quedarse fiambre ( fam); to snuff it ( colloq)
    * * *

    fiambre sustantivo masculino (Coc): tb
    fiambres cold cuts (pl) (AmE), cold meats (pl) (BrE)

    fiambre sustantivo masculino
    1 Culin cold meat
    2 fam (cadáver, muerto) stiff, corpse

    ' fiambre' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    embutido
    English:
    stiff
    * * *
    1. [alimento] Br cold meat, US cold cut
    2. Fam [cadáver] stiff;
    dejar fiambre a alguien to bump sb off;
    estar fiambre to have kicked the bucket
    * * *
    m
    1 cold cut, Br
    cold meat
    2 pop ( cadáver) stiff pop
    * * *
    1. (embutido) cooked meat / cold meat
    2. (cadáver) stiff / corpse

    Spanish-English dictionary > fiambre

  • 19 frigorífico

    adj.
    refrigerating, frigorific, refrigerator.
    m.
    1 refrigerator.
    2 cold storage room, cold storage plant, refrigerator room.
    3 meat processing plant.
    * * *
    1 refrigerating
    1 (electrodoméstico) refrigerator, fridge
    ————————
    1 (electrodoméstico) refrigerator, fridge
    * * *
    noun m.
    * * *
    1.
    ADJ

    camión frigorífico — refrigerator lorry, refrigerator truck (EEUU)

    2. SM
    1) (=nevera) refrigerator, fridge, icebox (EEUU)
    2) (=camión) refrigerator lorry, refrigerator truck (EEUU); [para congelados] freezer lorry o (EEUU) truck; (Náut) refrigerator ship
    3) Cono Sur cold-storage plant, meat-packing depot
    * * *
    a) (Esp) ( nevera) refrigerator, fridge
    b) ( en tiendas) cold store
    c) (AmS) ( de carne) meat processing plant
    * * *
    = refrigerator [fridge, -abbrev.], fridge.
    Nota: Abreviatura de refrigerator.
    Ex. When removed from the sink the items were left to drain off for half an hour at room temperature, then packaged in polythene in separate bundles and placed in a domestic refrigerator for 7 weeks.
    Ex. Growing use of fridges and freezers and of ovens has created demand for frozen foods and baked goods.
    ----
    * almacén frigorífico = freezer warehouse.
    * imán para la puerta del frigorífico = fridge magnet, refrigerator magnet.
    * * *
    a) (Esp) ( nevera) refrigerator, fridge
    b) ( en tiendas) cold store
    c) (AmS) ( de carne) meat processing plant
    * * *
    = refrigerator [fridge, -abbrev.], fridge.
    Nota: Abreviatura de refrigerator.

    Ex: When removed from the sink the items were left to drain off for half an hour at room temperature, then packaged in polythene in separate bundles and placed in a domestic refrigerator for 7 weeks.

    Ex: Growing use of fridges and freezers and of ovens has created demand for frozen foods and baked goods.
    * almacén frigorífico = freezer warehouse.
    * imán para la puerta del frigorífico = fridge magnet, refrigerator magnet.

    * * *
    1 ( Esp) (nevera) refrigerator, fridge
    2 (cámara) cold store
    3 ( AmS) (de carne) meat processing plant
    Compuesto:
    ( Esp) fridge-freezer
    * * *

    frigorífico sustantivo masculino



    frigorífico,-a
    I sustantivo masculino refrigerator, fridge
    II adjetivo cámara frigorífica, cold-store, cold-storage chamber
    camión frigorífico, refrigerated truck
    ' frigorífico' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    camión
    - frigorífica
    English:
    fridge
    - icebox
    - refrigerator
    * * *
    frigorífico, -a
    adj
    [que produce frío]
    camión frigorífico refrigerated Br lorry o US truck;
    RP
    planta frigorífica meat processing plant
    nm
    1. Esp [nevera] refrigerator, Br fridge, US icebox
    2. RP [matadero] meat processing plant
    * * *
    I adj refrigerated
    II m fridge
    * * *
    frigorífico nm, Spain : refrigerator
    * * *
    frigorífico n refrigerator / fridge

    Spanish-English dictionary > frigorífico

  • 20 helar

    v.
    1 to freeze.
    El viento heló las rosas The wind froze the roses.
    2 to dumbfound.
    3 to frostbite.
    El viento frío heló mis pies The icy wind frostbit my feet.
    * * *
    Conjugation model [ ACERTAR], like link=acertar acertar
    1 (congelar) to freeze
    2 (plantas) to kill, freeze
    verbo intransitivo (Used only in the 3rd person; it does not take a subject)
    1 METEREOLOGÍA to freeze
    1 (congelarse) to freeze
    2 (planta) to be killed by frost
    3 (persona) to freeze, freeze to death
    \
    se me heló la sangre figurado my blood ran cold
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (Meteo) to freeze, ice up
    2) (=congelar) [+ líquido] to freeze; [+ bebidas] to ice, chill
    3) (=pasmar) to dumbfound, amaze
    4) (=aterrar) to scare to death
    2.
    VI (=hacer frío) (Meteo) to freeze
    3.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo/ intransitivo to freeze
    2.
    helar v impers

    anoche helóit went below freezing last night (AmE), there was a frost last night (BrE)

    3.
    helarse v pron
    1)
    a) río/charco to freeze (over); agua to freeze
    b) plantas/cosecha to freeze
    2) (fam)
    a) persona to freeze
    b) comida/café to get o go cold
    * * *
    = ice.
    Ex. The loins were divided into 2 lots: one lot was iced immediately and the other lot was left at room temperature for 6 hours before icing.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo/ intransitivo to freeze
    2.
    helar v impers

    anoche helóit went below freezing last night (AmE), there was a frost last night (BrE)

    3.
    helarse v pron
    1)
    a) río/charco to freeze (over); agua to freeze
    b) plantas/cosecha to freeze
    2) (fam)
    a) persona to freeze
    b) comida/café to get o go cold
    * * *
    = ice.

    Ex: The loins were divided into 2 lots: one lot was iced immediately and the other lot was left at room temperature for 6 hours before icing.

    * * *
    helar [A5 ]
    vt
    1 ‹estanque/agua› to freeze
    2 ‹plantas/cosecha› to freeze
    ■ helar
    vi
    «congelador» to freeze
    anoche heló there was a frost last night
    A
    1 «río» to freeze, freeze over; «estanque/charco» to freeze, freeze over, ice over; «agua» to freeze
    2 «plantas/cosecha» to freeze
    B ( fam)
    1 «persona» to freeze
    cierra la ventana, que me estoy helando close the window, I'm freezing
    2 «comida/café» to get o go cold
    * * *

    helar ( conjugate helar) verbo transitivo/intransitivo
    to freeze
    helar v impers:

    helarse verbo pronominal
    1 [río/charco] to freeze (over);
    [agua/plantas/cosecha] to freeze
    2 (fam)

    b) [comida/café] to get o go cold

    helar
    I vtr (congelar) to freeze
    II verbo impersonal to freeze: anoche heló, there was a frost last night
    ' helar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    hiela
    English:
    freeze
    - frost
    * * *
    vt
    1. [líquido] to freeze
    2. [planta]
    el frío heló las plantas the plants were caught by the frost
    3. [dejar atónito] to dumbfound
    v impersonal
    anoche heló there was a frost last night
    * * *
    I v/t freeze
    II v/i freeze;
    anoche heló there was a frost last night
    * * *
    helar {55} v
    congelar: to freeze
    helar v impers
    : to produce frost
    anoche heló: there was frost last night
    * * *
    helar vb to freeze [pt. froze; pp. frozen]

    Spanish-English dictionary > helar

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