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  • 1 descansar

    v.
    1 to rest, to lie.
    descansó la cabeza en mi hombro he laid o rested his head on my shoulder
    dormir descansa la vista sleep gives your eyes o eyesight a rest
    descansó un rato antes de seguir he rested for a while before continuing
    después de tanto trabajo necesito descansar I need a rest after all that work
    ¿paramos a o para descansar? how about stopping for a rest?
    necesitas descansar de tantas preocupaciones you need a break from all these worries
    descansaremos en una hora we'll take a break in an hour
    llevo cuatro horas trabajando sin descansar I've been working for four hours non-stop o without a break
    3 to sleep.
    ¡que descanses! sleep well!
    que en paz descanse may he/she rest in peace
    * * *
    1 (gen) to rest, have a rest; (un momento) to take a break
    2 (dormir) to sleep
    ¡que descanses! sleep well!
    3 (confiar) to rely (en, on)
    4 (apoyarse) to rest ( sobre, on), be supported ( sobre, by)
    5 (basarse) to be based (en, on)
    6 (estar enterrado) to lie, rest
    7 (un terreno) to lie fallow
    1 (aliviar) to rest
    2 MILITAR to order
    \
    descansar en paz to rest in peace
    ¡descansen armas! order arms!
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    1. VI
    1) (=reposar) to rest, have a rest

    siéntate aquí y descansa — sit down here and have a rest, sit down here and rest

    paramos en un bar a o para descansar — we stopped at a bar for a rest o to have a rest

    2) (=dormir)

    a medianoche, se retiraron a descansar — at midnight they retired (to bed)

    ¡hasta mañana! ¡que descanses! — see you in the morning! sleep well!

    3)

    descansar sobre algo[cúpula, tejado] to be supported by sth, rest on sth; [argumento, tesis] to be based on sth

    4) (=estar enterrado)

    tu tío, que en paz descanse — your uncle, may he rest in peace

    5) (Mil)

    ¡descansen! — at ease!, stand at ease!

    6) (Agr) [terreno, parcela] to rest, lie fallow
    2. VT
    1) (=apoyar) to rest
    2) (Mil)

    ¡descansen armas! — order arms!

    * * *
    1.
    verbo intransitivo
    1)
    a) (de actividad, trabajo) to rest, have a rest

    descansen! — (Mil) (stand) at ease!

    descansar de algoto have a rest o break from something

    b) ( en la cama) to rest, have a rest

    buenas noches, que descanses — goodnight, sleep well

    c) ( yacer) to lie
    2) tierra to lie fallow
    3) ( apoyarse)

    descansar en or sobre algo — techo/bóveda to rest on o upon something; teoría to rest o hinge on something

    2.
    a)

    descansar la vista — to rest one's eyes, to give one's eyes a rest

    b) (Mil)
    * * *
    = break off, put + Posesivo + feet up, give + Reflexivo + a break, lie on + Posesivo + oars, rest on + Posesivo + oars.
    Ex. During this period the compositors worked non-stop, breaking off only to eat, for the almost incredible period of fifty hours: two days and two nights without rest 'in an atmosphere that would poison a vulture'.
    Ex. Don't you think, Juan, that when the reference librarian or somebody from the circulation desk comes down to the staff room after a tough morning, they should be able to put their feet up and enjoy a smoke?.
    Ex. The article is entitled ' Give yourself a break; don't give the hacker one. Security breaches'.
    Ex. But that is no reason for lying on our oars and refusing to see that our service is full of absurdities and mistakes.
    Ex. While we can be proud of what we have achieved I believe resting on our oars is a sure recipe for failure.
    ----
    * descansar en = rely on/upon, lean against.
    * descansar la mente = relieve + mind.
    * descansar sobre = lean on/upon, rest on/upon.
    * no descansar en + Posesivo + tumba = spin + in + Posesivo + grave.
    * sin descansar = without (a) rest, without a break.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo intransitivo
    1)
    a) (de actividad, trabajo) to rest, have a rest

    descansen! — (Mil) (stand) at ease!

    descansar de algoto have a rest o break from something

    b) ( en la cama) to rest, have a rest

    buenas noches, que descanses — goodnight, sleep well

    c) ( yacer) to lie
    2) tierra to lie fallow
    3) ( apoyarse)

    descansar en or sobre algo — techo/bóveda to rest on o upon something; teoría to rest o hinge on something

    2.
    a)

    descansar la vista — to rest one's eyes, to give one's eyes a rest

    b) (Mil)
    * * *
    = break off, put + Posesivo + feet up, give + Reflexivo + a break, lie on + Posesivo + oars, rest on + Posesivo + oars.

    Ex: During this period the compositors worked non-stop, breaking off only to eat, for the almost incredible period of fifty hours: two days and two nights without rest 'in an atmosphere that would poison a vulture'.

    Ex: Don't you think, Juan, that when the reference librarian or somebody from the circulation desk comes down to the staff room after a tough morning, they should be able to put their feet up and enjoy a smoke?.
    Ex: The article is entitled ' Give yourself a break; don't give the hacker one. Security breaches'.
    Ex: But that is no reason for lying on our oars and refusing to see that our service is full of absurdities and mistakes.
    Ex: While we can be proud of what we have achieved I believe resting on our oars is a sure recipe for failure.
    * descansar en = rely on/upon, lean against.
    * descansar la mente = relieve + mind.
    * descansar sobre = lean on/upon, rest on/upon.
    * no descansar en + Posesivo + tumba = spin + in + Posesivo + grave.
    * sin descansar = without (a) rest, without a break.

    * * *
    descansar [A1 ]
    vi
    A
    1 (de una actividad, un trabajo) to rest, have a rest, have o take a break
    no puedo más, vamos a descansar un rato I'm exhausted! let's rest for a while o let's have a rest o let's take a break o ( colloq) breather
    trabajé toda la mañana sin descansar I worked all morning without a break
    se pararon a descansar they stopped for a rest
    no descansaré hasta que haya justicia en este país I shall not rest until there is justice in this country
    ¡descansen! ( Mil) stand at ease!, at ease!
    descansar DE algo to have a rest o break FROM sth
    necesita descansar de los niños she needs a break from the children
    2 (en la cama) to rest, have a rest
    dormí ocho horas pero no he descansado I slept eight hours but I don't feel rested o refreshed
    buenas noches, que descanses goodnight, sleep well
    3
    «muerto»: tu abuelo, que en paz descanse, … your grandfather, God rest his soul, …
    los dos descansan juntos en su pueblo natal they lie buried together in their birthplace
    aquí descansan los restos del poeta here lie the remains of the poet
    B «tierra» to lie fallow
    C (apoyarse) descansar EN or SOBRE algo «techo/bóveda» to rest ON o UPON sth; «teoría» to rest o hinge ON sth
    ■ descansar
    vt
    1
    descansar la vista to rest one's eyes, to give one's eyes a rest
    cambia de actividad para descansar la mente do something else to give your mind a break o rest
    2 ( Mil):
    ¡descansen armas! order arms!
    * * *

     

    descansar ( conjugate descansar) verbo intransitivo
    a) (de actividad, trabajo) to rest, have a rest;


    descansar de algo to have a rest o break from sth
    b) ( yacer) to lie;


    verbo transitivo

    descansar la mente to give one's mind a break o rest
    descansar verbo intransitivo
    1 to rest, have a rest
    (un momento) to take a break
    2 euf que en paz descanse, may he/she rest in peace o God rest his/her soul

    ' descansar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    gravitar
    - sostenerse
    - apoyar
    - falta
    - mandar
    - reposar
    English:
    break
    - foot
    - relax
    - repose
    - rest
    - sit-down
    - unwind
    * * *
    vt
    1. [reposar] to rest, to lie;
    descansó la cabeza en mi hombro he laid o rested his head on my shoulder
    2. [relajar] to rest;
    dormir descansa la vista sleep gives your eyes o eyesight a rest;
    al final de la jornada doy un paseo para descansar la mente at the end of the day I go for a walk to take my mind off work
    3. Mil
    ¡descansen armas! order arms!
    vi
    1. [reposar] to rest;
    descansó un rato antes de seguir he rested for a while before continuing;
    después de tanto trabajo necesito descansar I need a rest after all that work;
    ¿paramos a o [m5] para descansar? how about stopping for a rest?;
    descansaremos en una hora we'll take a break in an hour;
    llevo cuatro horas trabajando sin descansar I've been working for four hours non-stop o without a break;
    descansar de algo [algo molesto] to have a rest o break from sth;
    necesitas descansar de tantas preocupaciones you need a break from all these worries;
    no descansar hasta conseguir algo not to rest until one has achieved sth
    2. [dormir] to sleep;
    ¿has conseguido descansar con este ruido? did you manage to sleep with that noise?;
    ¡que descanses! sleep well!
    3. [estar enterrado] to lie;
    sus restos descansan en el cementerio local she lies buried in the local cemetery;
    aquí descansan los caídos en la batalla here lie those fallen in the battle;
    que en paz descanse may he/she rest in peace
    4.
    descansar en o [m5] sobre algo [sujeto: viga, cúpula, tejado] to rest on sth, to be supported by sth;
    [sujeto: teoría, hipótesis, argumento] to rest on sth, to be based on sth
    5. [tierra de cultivo] to lie fallow
    6. Mil
    ¡descansen! at ease!
    * * *
    I v/i rest, have a rest;
    ¡que descanses! sleep well
    II v/t
    1 rest ( sobre on)
    2
    :
    ¡descansen armas! MIL order arms!
    * * *
    : to rest, to relax
    : to rest
    descansar la vista: to rest one's eyes
    * * *
    1. (en general) to rest
    2. (hacer una pausa) to have a break
    ¿por qué no descansas un rato? why don't you have a little break?
    3. (dormir) to sleep [pt. & pp. slept]
    ¡que descanses! sleep well!

    Spanish-English dictionary > descansar

  • 2 disfrutar de un cigarro

    (v.) = enjoy + a smoke
    Ex. Don't you think, Juan, that when the reference librarian or somebody from the circulation desk comes down to the staff room after a tough morning, they should be able to put their feet up and enjoy a smoke?.
    * * *
    (v.) = enjoy + a smoke

    Ex: Don't you think, Juan, that when the reference librarian or somebody from the circulation desk comes down to the staff room after a tough morning, they should be able to put their feet up and enjoy a smoke?.

    Spanish-English dictionary > disfrutar de un cigarro

  • 3 poner los pies en alto

    (v.) = put + Posesivo + feet up
    Ex. Don't you think, Juan, that when the reference librarian or somebody from the circulation desk comes down to the staff room after a tough morning, they should be able to put their feet up and enjoy a smoke?.
    * * *
    (v.) = put + Posesivo + feet up

    Ex: Don't you think, Juan, that when the reference librarian or somebody from the circulation desk comes down to the staff room after a tough morning, they should be able to put their feet up and enjoy a smoke?.

    Spanish-English dictionary > poner los pies en alto

  • 4 sala

    f.
    1 room.
    sala de bingo bingo hall
    sala de calderas boiler room
    sala de espera waiting room
    sala de estar lounge, living room
    sala de juntas boardroom
    sala de lectura reading room
    sala de máquinas engine room
    sala de partos delivery room
    sala de profesores staff room
    2 hall (local) (de conferencias, conciertos).
    un cine de ocho salas an eight-screen cinema o multiplex
    sala de embarque departure lounge
    sala de fiestas discotheque
    sala de subastas auction room
    sala de tránsito transfer lounge
    sala VIP VIP lounge
    3 court(room) (law) (place).
    4 living room, hall, sitting room, drawing-room.
    5 parlor, parlour.
    Sala de billar Billiard parlor...
    6 ward.
    pres.indicat.
    3rd person singular (él/ella/ello) present indicative of spanish verb: salar.
    imperat.
    2nd person singular (tú) Imperative of Spanish verb: salar.
    * * *
    1 (aposento) room; (grande) hall
    2 (sala de estar) lounge, living room
    3 (de hospital) ward; (de cine) cinema; (de teatro) theatre
    ¿en qué sala la dan? which screen is it on?
    4 DERECHO (lugar) courtroom; (tribunal) court
    \
    sala de actos assembly hall
    sala de espectáculos (teatro) theatre (US theater) 2 (cine) cinema
    sala de espera waiting room
    sala de estar lounge, living room
    sala de exposiciones exhibition hall, gallery
    sala de fiestas nightclub, discotheque
    sala de lectura reading room
    sala de máquinas (de buque) engine room 2 (de fotocopiadoras) photocopying room
    sala de operaciones operating theatre (US theater)
    sala de partos delivery room
    * * *
    noun f.
    1) hall, room
    * * *
    SF
    1) [en casa] (tb: sala de estar) living room, sitting room, lounge; (=cuarto grande) hall; [de castillo] hall
    2) (=local público) (Teat, Mús) auditorium; (Cine) cinema, movie theater (EEUU); (Jur) court; (Med) ward

    sala capitular — chapterhouse, meeting room

    sala cinematográfica — cinema, movie theater (EEUU)

    sala de autoridades — (Aer) VIP lounge

    sala de cine — cinema, movie theater (EEUU)

    sala de conferencias[gen] conference hall; (Univ) lecture hall, lecture theatre, lecture theater (EEUU)

    sala de consejos — meeting room, conference room

    sala de espera — (Med, Ferro) waiting room; (Aer) departure lounge

    sala de juegos[en casino] gaming room; [en hotel, barco] casino

    sala de juntas — (Com) boardroom

    sala de lo criminal, sala de lo penal — criminal court

    sala de máquinas — (Náut) engine room

    sala de operaciones — operating theatre, operating room (EEUU)

    sala de subastas — saleroom, auction room

    sala de urgencias — accident and emergency department, casualty department

    sala VIP[en aeropuerto] VIP lounge

    3) (=muebles) suite of living room furniture, lounge suite
    * * *
    a) ( de casa) tb

    sala de estar — living room, lounge (BrE)

    b) ( de hotel) lounge
    c) ( en hospital) ward
    d) (para reuniones, conferencias) hall; (Teatr) theater*; (Cin) movie theater (AmE), cinema (BrE)
    e) ( sede de tribunal) courtroom, court
    * * *
    = facility, hall, room, suite.
    Ex. Solutions include constructing compact shelving, on-site remote storage or building new library facilities.
    Ex. The open-plan flexible library can be enonomical since overseeing is facilitated by the openness rather than be dividing the building into rooms or halls, thereby requiring less staff.
    Ex. The open-plan flexible library can be enonomical since overseeing is facilitated by the openness rather than be dividing the building into rooms or halls, thereby requiring less staff.
    Ex. The centre includes information in many formats, computers, audiovisual facilities, a recording studio and an editing suite.
    ----
    * consulta en sala = in-house materials use.
    * en la sala de informática = lab based [lab-based].
    * fondo de consulta en sala = reserve reading collection, reserve collection, reserve shelves, special reserve, reserve book room.
    * libro de consulta en sala = reserve room book.
    * sala capitular = chapter house.
    * sala de calderas = boiler room.
    * sala de chat = chat room [chatroom].
    * sala de cine = movie theatre.
    * sala de composición = composing room.
    * sala de conciertos = concert hall.
    * sala de conferencias = lecture room, conference room, conference hall, lecture theatre, auditory theatre, lecture hall, presentation room.
    * sala de congresos = convention hall.
    * sala de convenciones = convention hall.
    * sala de descanso = coffee lounge.
    * sala de entrada = entrance lobby.
    * sala de escribir = scriptorium [scriptoria, -pl.].
    * sala de escucha = listening room.
    * sala de espera = waiting room.
    * sala de estar = sitting-room, living room, drawing room, lounge.
    * sala de estar para el personal = coffee lounge.
    * sala de estudiantes = student common room.
    * sala de estudio = study facilities, study room.
    * sala de exposiciones = exhibition room, exhibit hall.
    * sala de exposición y venta = show room [showroom].
    * sala de fiestas = dance-hall, ballroom.
    * sala de hospital = hospital ward, ward.
    * sala de impresión = press room [pressroom].
    * sala de información = information lobby.
    * sala de informática = computer room, computer lab, computer laboratory.
    * sala de juegos = games room.
    * sala de juntas = boardroom [board room].
    * sala de juntas del ayuntamiento = town council meeting room.
    * sala de justicia = courtroom.
    * sala del bingo = bingo hall.
    * sala del correo = mail room.
    * sála de lectura = reading room, reading area.
    * sala de lectura de periódicos = newsroom.
    * sala de libros raros = rare book room.
    * sala del profesorado = faculty common room.
    * sala del tribunal = courtroom.
    * Sala de Manuscritos e Historia Local = Manuscript and Local History Room.
    * sala de máquinas = machine room.
    * sala de material audiovisual = audiovisual room.
    * sala de montaje de vídeos = video editing suite.
    * sala de muestras = show room [showroom].
    * sala de operaciones = operating room.
    * sala de ordeñar = milking parlour.
    * sala de ordeño = milking parlour.
    * sala de personal = staff lounge.
    * sala de primeros auxilios = emergency room.
    * sala de profesores = faculty common room.
    * sala de redacción = newsroom.
    * sala de referencia = reference room.
    * sala de reuniones = meeting room, interview room.
    * sala de televisión = TV lounge.
    * sala de tortura = torture chamber.
    * sala de trabajo = workroom.
    * sala de urgencias = emergency room, emergency ward, casualty ward.
    * sala de velatorios = funeral chapel, chapel of rest.
    * sala multimedia = media suite.
    * sala para cambiar bebés = baby changing room, baby changing room.
    * sección para el fondo de consulta en sala = reserve room.
    * * *
    a) ( de casa) tb

    sala de estar — living room, lounge (BrE)

    b) ( de hotel) lounge
    c) ( en hospital) ward
    d) (para reuniones, conferencias) hall; (Teatr) theater*; (Cin) movie theater (AmE), cinema (BrE)
    e) ( sede de tribunal) courtroom, court
    * * *
    = facility, hall, room, suite.

    Ex: Solutions include constructing compact shelving, on-site remote storage or building new library facilities.

    Ex: The open-plan flexible library can be enonomical since overseeing is facilitated by the openness rather than be dividing the building into rooms or halls, thereby requiring less staff.
    Ex: The open-plan flexible library can be enonomical since overseeing is facilitated by the openness rather than be dividing the building into rooms or halls, thereby requiring less staff.
    Ex: The centre includes information in many formats, computers, audiovisual facilities, a recording studio and an editing suite.
    * consulta en sala = in-house materials use.
    * en la sala de informática = lab based [lab-based].
    * fondo de consulta en sala = reserve reading collection, reserve collection, reserve shelves, special reserve, reserve book room.
    * libro de consulta en sala = reserve room book.
    * sala capitular = chapter house.
    * sala de calderas = boiler room.
    * sala de chat = chat room [chatroom].
    * sala de cine = movie theatre.
    * sala de composición = composing room.
    * sala de conciertos = concert hall.
    * sala de conferencias = lecture room, conference room, conference hall, lecture theatre, auditory theatre, lecture hall, presentation room.
    * sala de congresos = convention hall.
    * sala de convenciones = convention hall.
    * sala de descanso = coffee lounge.
    * sala de entrada = entrance lobby.
    * sala de escribir = scriptorium [scriptoria, -pl.].
    * sala de escucha = listening room.
    * sala de espera = waiting room.
    * sala de estar = sitting-room, living room, drawing room, lounge.
    * sala de estar para el personal = coffee lounge.
    * sala de estudiantes = student common room.
    * sala de estudio = study facilities, study room.
    * sala de exposiciones = exhibition room, exhibit hall.
    * sala de exposición y venta = show room [showroom].
    * sala de fiestas = dance-hall, ballroom.
    * sala de hospital = hospital ward, ward.
    * sala de impresión = press room [pressroom].
    * sala de información = information lobby.
    * sala de informática = computer room, computer lab, computer laboratory.
    * sala de juegos = games room.
    * sala de juntas = boardroom [board room].
    * sala de juntas del ayuntamiento = town council meeting room.
    * sala de justicia = courtroom.
    * sala del bingo = bingo hall.
    * sala del correo = mail room.
    * sála de lectura = reading room, reading area.
    * sala de lectura de periódicos = newsroom.
    * sala de libros raros = rare book room.
    * sala del profesorado = faculty common room.
    * sala del tribunal = courtroom.
    * Sala de Manuscritos e Historia Local = Manuscript and Local History Room.
    * sala de máquinas = machine room.
    * sala de material audiovisual = audiovisual room.
    * sala de montaje de vídeos = video editing suite.
    * sala de muestras = show room [showroom].
    * sala de operaciones = operating room.
    * sala de ordeñar = milking parlour.
    * sala de ordeño = milking parlour.
    * sala de personal = staff lounge.
    * sala de primeros auxilios = emergency room.
    * sala de profesores = faculty common room.
    * sala de redacción = newsroom.
    * sala de referencia = reference room.
    * sala de reuniones = meeting room, interview room.
    * sala de televisión = TV lounge.
    * sala de tortura = torture chamber.
    * sala de trabajo = workroom.
    * sala de urgencias = emergency room, emergency ward, casualty ward.
    * sala de velatorios = funeral chapel, chapel of rest.
    * sala multimedia = media suite.
    * sala para cambiar bebés = baby changing room, baby changing room.
    * sección para el fondo de consulta en sala = reserve room.

    * * *
    sala de estar parlor ( AmE), living o ( BrE) sitting room, lounge ( BrE)
    2 (de un hotel) lounge
    4 (para reuniones, conferencias) hall; ( Teatr) theater*; ( Cin) movie theater ( AmE), cinema ( BrE)
    se estrenó simultáneamente en varias salas de Madrid it opened simultaneously in several Madrid movie theaters o cinemas
    la película se exhibe en la sala 1 the movie is showing on Screen 1
    5 (sede de tribunal) courtroom, court
    Compuestos:
    ( Tec) clean room
    chapterhouse
    public ward
    ( Chi) day nursery, creche
    banquet hall
    chat room
    (CS frml) classroom
    concert hall
    assembly o conference o lecture hall
    ( AmL) treatment room
    ( Esp) treatment room
    departure lounge
    waiting room
    gallery, exhibition hall
    boardroom
    reading room
    civil court
    criminal court
    throne room
    engine room
    assembly shed o shop
    operating room ( AmE), operating theatre ( BrE)
    delivery room
    departure lounge
    press office
    teachers' lounge ( AmE), staffroom ( BrE)
    auction room, salesroom ( AmE), saleroom ( BrE)
    (theater*) auditorium
    television lounge or room
    transfer lounge
    treatment room
    accident and emergency department, casualty department ( BrE)
    ( Tec) clean room
    chapel of rest
    * * *

     

    Del verbo salar: ( conjugate salar)

    sala es:

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

    2ª persona singular (tú) imperativo

    Multiple Entries:
    sala    
    salar
    sala sustantivo femenino
    a) ( de casa) tb



    ( en hospital) ward;
    (para reuniones, conferencias) hall;
    (Teatr) theater( conjugate theater);
    (Cin) movie theater (AmE), cinema (BrE);

    sala de clases (CS frml) classroom;
    sala de conciertos concert hall;
    sala de embarque departure lounge;
    sala de espera waiting room;
    sala de exposiciones gallery, exhibition hall;
    sala de fiestas night club ( usually featuring dancing and cabaret);
    sala de profesores staff room

    salar 1 ( conjugate salar) verbo transitivo
    a) ( para conservar) ‹carne/pescado to salt (down);

    pieles to salt

    salarse verbo pronominal (Méx fam) ( echarse a perder) [ planes] to fall through;
    [ negocio] to go bust
    salar 2 sustantivo masculino (Chi) salt pan, salt flat
    sala sustantivo femenino
    1 (para un uso concreto) room
    sala de espera, waiting room
    sala de máquinas,
    2 (en una casa) sala o salita de estar, lounge, living room
    3 (de un hospital) ward
    4 sala de justicia, courtroom
    5 (para espectáculos, actos públicos, etc) sala de conferencias, conference o lecture hall
    6 (de cine, teatro, música) auditorium
    7 un cine con seis salas, a six-screen cinema 8 sala de exposiciones, exhibition hall, gallery
    9 sala de fiestas, night club
    10 familiar (cine especializado en películas pornográficas) sala X, cinema showing X-rated films
    11 fig (público presente en un espectáculo) la sala le homenajeó con media hora de aplausos, they paid tribute to him with an ovation that lasted for half an hour
    12 fig (conjunto de magistrados de un tribunal de justicia) la sala dictó la sentencia y le condenó, the court passed sentence and condemned him
    salar
    I verbo transitivo
    1 (echar sal a una comida) to add salt to
    2 (poner en salazón) to salt
    3 LAm fam (estropear, desgraciar) to spoil, ruin
    4 LAm (dar o causar mala suerte) to bring bad luck to
    II m (salina, terreno estéril)
    ' sala' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    acondicionar
    - auditorio
    - bisbiseo
    - discoteca
    - estudio
    - rebosar
    - recorrer
    - refrigerar
    - reunir
    - abarrotar
    - bingo
    - comedor
    - cupo
    - enfermería
    - fondo
    - fútbol
    - maternidad
    - ocupar
    - repleto
    - velatorio
    English:
    bar
    - boardroom
    - concert hall
    - courtroom
    - departure lounge
    - fill
    - five-a-side
    - hall
    - house
    - lecture hall
    - lecture theatre
    - living room
    - lounge
    - lounge bar
    - maternity ward
    - newsroom
    - pool hall
    - reading room
    - saleroom
    - seat
    - showroom
    - sitting-room
    - staffroom
    - surgical
    - transfer lounge
    - transit lounge
    - waiting room
    - ward
    - amusement
    - ball
    - board
    - concert
    - conference
    - control
    - court
    - day
    - departure
    - drawing
    - facility
    - live
    - operating
    - parlor
    - reading
    - room
    - sales
    - sitting
    - waiting
    * * *
    sala nf
    1. [habitación] room;
    [de una casa] lounge, living-room; [de hospital] ward sala capitular chapter house;
    sala de embarque [en aeropuerto] departure lounge;
    sala de espera waiting room;
    sala de estar lounge, living-room;
    sala de juntas boardroom;
    sala de lectura reading room;
    sala de máquinas engine room;
    Cine sala de montaje cutting room;
    sala de operaciones Br operating theatre, US operating room;
    sala de partos delivery room;
    sala de profesores staff (common) room;
    sala de proyección projection room;
    sala de reuniones meeting o briefing room;
    sala de tránsito [en aeropuerto] transfer lounge;
    sala de urgencias Br casualty ward, US emergency room;
    sala VIP VIP lounge
    2. [local] [de conferencias, conciertos] hall;
    [de cine] screen; [de teatro] auditorium;
    un cine de ocho salas an eight-screen cinema o multiplex
    sala de bingo bingo hall;
    sala de conciertos [de música moderna] concert venue;
    [de música clásica] concert hall;
    sala de exposiciones art gallery;
    sala de fiestas discotheque;
    sala X = porn cinema, US X-rated movie house
    3. Der [lugar] court(room);
    [magistrados] bench sala de lo civil civil court;
    sala de lo penal criminal court
    * * *
    f room, hall; de cine screen; JUR court room
    * * *
    sala nf
    1) : living room
    2) : room, hall
    sala de conferencias: lecture hall
    sala de urgencias: emergency room
    sala de baile: ballroom
    * * *
    sala n
    1. (en una casa) living room / lounge
    4. (cine) cinema
    sala de fiestas nightclub / disco

    Spanish-English dictionary > sala

  • 5 sala de profesores

    * * *
    Ex. His experience of intellectual community in the faculty common room serves as a model for faculty renewal.
    * * *
    * * *

    Ex: His experience of intellectual community in the faculty common room serves as a model for faculty renewal.

    Spanish-English dictionary > sala de profesores

  • 6 staff

    m.
    staff.
    * * *
    [es'taf]
    SM (pl staffs) [es'taf]
    1) (=equipo) (Mil) staff, command; (Pol) ministerial team
    2) (=persona) top executive
    3) (Cine, Mús) credits pl, cast (and credits) (EEUU), credit titles pl
    * * *
    /eˈstaf/
    top-level staff

    Spanish-English dictionary > staff

  • 7 autoridad de staff

    • staff authority

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > autoridad de staff

  • 8 organización de línea y staff

    • line and staff authority

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > organización de línea y staff

  • 9 organización en línea y en staff

    • line-and-staff organization

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > organización en línea y en staff

  • 10 staff

    • staff

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > staff

  • 11 grill-room [gril rum]

    m
    • gril
    • gril-room

    Diccionario español-checo > grill-room [gril rum]

  • 12 staff

    staff

    Vocabulario Castellano-Catalán > staff

  • 13 staff

    ind→ link=estaf estaf{

    Diccionario Español-Alemán > staff

  • 14 living room

    • obývací pokoj

    Diccionario español-checo > living room

  • 15 staff [staf]

    m
    Am štáb

    Diccionario español-checo > staff [staf]

  • 16 pipi-room

    m
    Cu hajzlík

    Diccionario español-checo > pipi-room

  • 17 a

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

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

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

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


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


    2
    a) (señalando hora, momento) at;


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

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

    c) al + inf:


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



    ( antes) a few minutes before she arrived;

    3 (en relaciones de proporción, equivalencia):

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

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

    ¿viste a José? did you see José?;

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


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

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

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

    Spanish-English dictionary > a

  • 18 acogedor

    adj.
    1 comfortable, inviting, cosy, cozy.
    2 friendly, cordial, welcoming.
    m.
    harborer, protector.
    * * *
    1 (persona) welcoming, friendly
    2 (lugar) cosy, warm
    * * *
    (f. - acogedora)
    adj.
    cozy, friendly
    * * *
    ADJ (=hospitalario) welcoming; [ambiente] friendly, cosy, cozy (EEUU), warm; [cuarto] snug, cosy, cozy (EEUU)
    * * *
    - dora adjetivo
    a) <casa/habitación> cozy*, welcoming; < ambiente> warm, friendly
    b) <persona/actitud> friendly, warm
    * * *
    = hospitable, welcoming, inviting, homey [homier -comp., homiest -sup.], friendly [friendlier -comp., friendliest -sup.], cosy [cozy, -USA].
    Nota: Cosier/cozier -comp., cosiest/coziest -sup.
    Ex. The effort involved in creating an hospitable niche is repaid by the stimulus such courses provide to staff members.
    Ex. Libraries of today look very attractive and welcoming, unlike the libraries which served previous generations.
    Ex. An easy and inviting route to the entrance needs to be unambiguously defined.
    Ex. However, his attempt to make cultural and social history more accessible to a wider audience by adopting a homey, jokey style often seems counterproductive.
    Ex. Her face broke into a warm friendly smile.
    Ex. For those involved in producing BNB, the eighties have seen this question leap in a single bound intoáthe realm of stark reality from the cosy abstraction of AACR2.
    * * *
    - dora adjetivo
    a) <casa/habitación> cozy*, welcoming; < ambiente> warm, friendly
    b) <persona/actitud> friendly, warm
    * * *
    = hospitable, welcoming, inviting, homey [homier -comp., homiest -sup.], friendly [friendlier -comp., friendliest -sup.], cosy [cozy, -USA].
    Nota: Cosier/cozier -comp., cosiest/coziest -sup.

    Ex: The effort involved in creating an hospitable niche is repaid by the stimulus such courses provide to staff members.

    Ex: Libraries of today look very attractive and welcoming, unlike the libraries which served previous generations.
    Ex: An easy and inviting route to the entrance needs to be unambiguously defined.
    Ex: However, his attempt to make cultural and social history more accessible to a wider audience by adopting a homey, jokey style often seems counterproductive.
    Ex: Her face broke into a warm friendly smile.
    Ex: For those involved in producing BNB, the eighties have seen this question leap in a single bound intoáthe realm of stark reality from the cosy abstraction of AACR2.

    * * *
    1 ‹casa/habitación› cozy*; ‹ambiente› warm, friendly
    2 ‹persona/actitud› friendly, warm
    me recibió de una manera nada acogedora he didn't give me a very friendly o warm welcome
    * * *

    acogedor
    ◊ - dora adjetivo ‹casa/habitación› cozy( conjugate cozy), welcoming;


    ambiente warm, friendly
    acogedor,-ora adj (lugar, casa) cosy
    (persona, ambiente) warm
    ' acogedor' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    acogedora
    - gélida
    - gélido
    - hospitalaria
    - hospitalario
    - maravilla
    - Y
    English:
    cosy
    - cozy
    - friendly
    - homely
    - hospitable
    - snug
    - unwelcoming
    - welcoming
    - homey
    * * *
    acogedor, -ora adj
    1. [país, persona] friendly, welcoming
    2. [casa, ambiente] cosy
    * * *
    adj welcoming; lugar cozy, Br
    cosy
    * * *
    acogedor, - dora adj
    : cozy, warm, friendly
    * * *
    acogedor adj (lugar) cosy [comp. cosier; superl. cosiest]

    Spanish-English dictionary > acogedor

  • 19 acompañar a

    v.
    to show to, to walk to, to walk into.
    Silvia acompaña a Ricardo a su habitación Silvia shows Ricardo to his room
    * * *
    (v.) = usher into
    Ex. After a quick tour of the facilities and after meeting a few staff members, Bibeau was ushered into the 'Board Room,' where he was introduced to the other remaining trustees.
    * * *
    (v.) = usher into

    Ex: After a quick tour of the facilities and after meeting a few staff members, Bibeau was ushered into the 'Board Room,' where he was introduced to the other remaining trustees.

    Spanish-English dictionary > acompañar a

  • 20 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

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