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the Atlantic coastline is very rugged

  • 1 costa

    f.
    1 coast (litoral).
    pasan las vacaciones en la costa they spend their holidays on the coast
    la costa Azul the Côte d'Azur
    la costa Brava the Costa Brava
    2 cost.
    * * *
    1 FINANZAS cost, price
    1 DERECHO costs
    \
    a costa de (aprovechándose) at the expense of 2 (a base de) by, by dint of, by means of
    a toda costa at all costs, at any price
    condenar a costas to order to cover the costs
    pagar las costas to pay costs
    ————————
    1 (litoral) coast, coastline; (playa) beach, seaside, US shore
    tenemos una casa en la costa we have a house at the seaside, US we have a house on the shore
    * * *
    noun f.
    coast, shore
    * * *
    I
    SF
    1)

    a costa de algo/algn: nos estuvimos riendo a costa suya — we had a laugh at his expense

    2) pl costas (Jur) costs
    II
    SF
    1) (Geog) [del mar] coast
    2) (Náut) shore
    3) Cono Sur [de un río] bank, riverbank; [de un lago] shore
    * * *
    1) (Geog)
    a) ( del mar - área) coast; (- perfil) coastline
    b) (RPl) ( de río) bank; ( de lago) shore

    a costa de: lo terminó a costa de muchos sacrificios he had to make a lot of sacrifices to finish it; a costa mía/de los demás at my/other people's expense; a toda costa or a costa de lo que sea — at all costs

    3) costas femenino plural (Der) costs (pl)
    * * *
    1) (Geog)
    a) ( del mar - área) coast; (- perfil) coastline
    b) (RPl) ( de río) bank; ( de lago) shore

    a costa de: lo terminó a costa de muchos sacrificios he had to make a lot of sacrifices to finish it; a costa mía/de los demás at my/other people's expense; a toda costa or a costa de lo que sea — at all costs

    3) costas femenino plural (Der) costs (pl)
    * * *
    costa1
    1 = coast, shore, coastline, shoreline, seaboard, seafront, littoral, sea-coast.

    Ex: I am frequently taken to task as someone who would try to destroy the integrity of certain catalogs on the West coast.

    Ex: The author chronicles the Russian geographical explorations of the northwestern shores of North Americas which were financed and organized by Count Nikolai Rumiantsev from 1803 to 1825 = El autor narra las expediciones geográficas rusas de la costa del noroeste de Norteamérica que fueron financiadas y organizadas por el Conde Nikolai Rumiantsev de 1803 a 1825.
    Ex: The department has undertaken studies of dinosaurs from material excavated on the Victorian coastline.
    Ex: This will help scientists expand their understanding of erosion, deforestation and desertification, and whether there have been any shifts in rainfall levels and shoreline changes.
    Ex: This article reports on a workshop and subsequent visits to library schools on the eastern seaboard of the USA.
    Ex: Side-effects on the environment include beaches losing sand because of seafront embankments, littoral dunes deteriorating and marinas becoming silted.
    Ex: Abandonment of the region -- except for the littoral -- followed in the second half of the first millennium.
    Ex: Esculent nests are principally found in Java, in caverns that are most frequently, though not always, found on the sea-coast.
    * a cierta distancia de la costa = offshore.
    * bordear la costa = coast.
    * Costa de Marfil = Ivory Coast, the.
    * costa marítima = sea-coast.
    * costa mediterránea, la = Mediterranean coast, the.
    * Costa Rica = Costa Rica.
    * de costa a costa = coast-to-coast.
    * en la costa = at the seaside.
    * navegar siguiendo la costa = coast.
    * sin costas = land-bound [landbound], land-locked [landlocked].

    costa2
    * 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 + Posesivo + costa = at + Posesivo + expense.
    * a toda costa = absolutely, come what may, at all costs, at any cost, at any price.
    * los unos a costa de los otros = at each other's expense.
    * * *
    A ( Geog)
    1
    (del mar): una costa muy accidentada a very rugged coastline
    a lo largo de la costa atlántica along the Atlantic coast
    veranean en la costa they spend their summers on the coast
    la Costa Azul the Côte d'Azur
    2 ( RPl) (de un río) bank; (de un lago) shore
    B ( en locs):
    a costa de: lo terminó a costa de muchos sacrificios he had to make a lot of sacrifices to finish it
    a costa de los demás at other people's expense
    ¡ya está bien de reírse a costa mía! all right, you've had enough laughs at my expense!
    triunfó a costa de su matrimonio she succeeded at the expense of her marriage
    a toda costa or a costa de lo que sea: tengo que terminarlo hoy a toda costa I must finish it today at all costs o whatever happens o no matter what
    C costas fpl ( Der) costs (pl)
    condenar a algn en costas to order sb to pay costs
    * * *

     

    costa sustantivo femenino
    1 (Geog) ( del marárea) coast;
    (— perfil) coastline;

    la costa atlántica the Atlantic coast
    2 ( en locs)
    a costa de: lo terminó a costa de muchos sacrificios he had to make a lot of sacrifices to finish it;

    a costa mía/de los demás at my/other people's expense;
    a toda costa at all costs
    3
    costas sustantivo femenino plural (Der) costs (pl)

    costa
    I sustantivo femenino coast
    (litoral) coastline
    (playa) beach, seaside, US shore
    II costas fpl Jur costs
    ♦ Locuciones: vive a nuestra costa, he lives off us
    a costa de, at the expense of
    a toda costa, at all costs, at any price
    ' costa' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    bañar
    - colón
    - Costa de Marfil
    - Costa Rica
    - costarricense
    - costarriqueña
    - costarriqueño
    - destellar
    - escollera
    - faro
    - flotante
    - lengua
    - notoria
    - notorio
    - accidentado
    - bordear
    - este
    - mar
    - muelle
    - norte
    - oeste
    - orillar
    - recorrer
    - relieve
    - sur
    - tico
    English:
    chase down
    - coast
    - coastline
    - cost
    - Costa Rica
    - Costa Rican
    - expense
    - flourishing
    - from
    - Ivory Coast
    - joke
    - offshore
    - price
    - process
    - regardless
    - scrounge
    - sea
    - seaboard
    - seaside
    - shore
    - some
    - sponge off
    - sponge on
    - yacht
    - allow
    - down
    - inshore
    - ivory
    - lie
    - live
    - off
    - right
    - Riviera
    * * *
    costa nf
    1. [marina] coast;
    pasan las vacaciones en la costa they spend their holidays on the coast
    la Costa Azul the Côte d'Azur
    2. [coste]
    a costa de at the expense of;
    lo hizo a costa de grandes esfuerzos he did it by dint of much effort;
    aún vive a costa de sus padres he's still living off his parents;
    a toda costa at all costs
    Der costas (judiciales) (legal) costs
    3. Costa de Marfil Ivory Coast;
    Costa Rica Costa Rica
    * * *
    1 f
    :
    a costa de at the expense of;
    a toda costa at all costs
    2 f GEOG coast
    * * *
    costa nf
    1) : coast, shore
    2) : cost
    a toda costa: at all costs
    * * *
    costa n coast

    Spanish-English dictionary > costa

  • 2 desigual

    adj.
    1 different (diferente).
    2 changeable.
    3 unequal, irregular, different, asymmetric.
    4 rough, uneven, up-and-down.
    * * *
    1 (gen) unequal, uneven
    2 (diferente) different, unequal
    3 (irregular) uneven, irregular
    4 (no liso) uneven, rough
    5 (variable) changeable
    * * *
    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=diferente) different

    los ciudadanos reciben un trato desigual — people are treated differently, people are not treated equally o the same

    2) [lucha, batalla] unequal
    3) (=irregular) [terreno, calidad] uneven; [letra] erratic
    4) (=variable) [tiempo] changeable; [carácter] unpredictable
    * * *
    1)
    a) ( diferente)
    b) ( desequilibrado) < lucha> unequal; < fuerzas> unevenly-matched
    2) ( irregular) <terreno/superficie> uneven; < letra> uneven, irregular; < calidad> variable, varying (before n); < rendimiento> inconsistent, erratic
    * * *
    = patchy [patchier -comp., patchiest -sup.], uneven, unequal, asymmetric, inequal, inequitable, spotty, ragged, asymmetrical, craggy [craggier -comp., craggiest -sup.], lumpy [lumpier -comp., lumpiest -sup.], unbalanced, imbalanced.
    Ex. The retrospective bibliographic control mechanism is somewhat patchy but there are some large scale works.
    Ex. Not surprisingly this can lead to gaps in coverage, and uneven coverage of subjects.
    Ex. However, problems arose as a result of combining headings of unequal importance and the multiplicity of languages involved.
    Ex. These graphs are represented in the form of similarity matrices which are asymmetric.
    Ex. Statistics show the inequal geographical distribution of these libraries, with 74% of university libraries to be found in the north and central regions, while only 26% are found in the south.
    Ex. Librarianship is an occupation dominated by women and subject to inequitable compensation.
    Ex. Enforcement of library policies is spotty at best.
    Ex. Even in more mainstream publishing, despite the ubiquity of word processors, which can so easily produce justified text, ragged right margins are becoming more common, even fashionable.
    Ex. MPEG is more expensive and complicated but more powerful and better suited to asymmetrical applications such as CD-ROM data bases.
    Ex. This is a series of meditative poems in which the author chronicles an encounter with the craggy Atlantic coastline of Brittany.
    Ex. Between 9 and 12 months, lumpy or chopped foods, such as vegetables, meats, or cottage cheese, may be introduced.
    Ex. Another problem with the main classes is that are unbalanced.
    Ex. The article includes two great maps, which show regions in which there may be a danger of imbalanced markets.
    * * *
    1)
    a) ( diferente)
    b) ( desequilibrado) < lucha> unequal; < fuerzas> unevenly-matched
    2) ( irregular) <terreno/superficie> uneven; < letra> uneven, irregular; < calidad> variable, varying (before n); < rendimiento> inconsistent, erratic
    * * *
    = patchy [patchier -comp., patchiest -sup.], uneven, unequal, asymmetric, inequal, inequitable, spotty, ragged, asymmetrical, craggy [craggier -comp., craggiest -sup.], lumpy [lumpier -comp., lumpiest -sup.], unbalanced, imbalanced.

    Ex: The retrospective bibliographic control mechanism is somewhat patchy but there are some large scale works.

    Ex: Not surprisingly this can lead to gaps in coverage, and uneven coverage of subjects.
    Ex: However, problems arose as a result of combining headings of unequal importance and the multiplicity of languages involved.
    Ex: These graphs are represented in the form of similarity matrices which are asymmetric.
    Ex: Statistics show the inequal geographical distribution of these libraries, with 74% of university libraries to be found in the north and central regions, while only 26% are found in the south.
    Ex: Librarianship is an occupation dominated by women and subject to inequitable compensation.
    Ex: Enforcement of library policies is spotty at best.
    Ex: Even in more mainstream publishing, despite the ubiquity of word processors, which can so easily produce justified text, ragged right margins are becoming more common, even fashionable.
    Ex: MPEG is more expensive and complicated but more powerful and better suited to asymmetrical applications such as CD-ROM data bases.
    Ex: This is a series of meditative poems in which the author chronicles an encounter with the craggy Atlantic coastline of Brittany.
    Ex: Between 9 and 12 months, lumpy or chopped foods, such as vegetables, meats, or cottage cheese, may be introduced.
    Ex: Another problem with the main classes is that are unbalanced.
    Ex: The article includes two great maps, which show regions in which there may be a danger of imbalanced markets.

    * * *
    A
    1
    (diferente): las mangas me quedaron desiguales one sleeve turned out longer ( o wider etc) than the other
    reciben un trato muy desigual they are treated very differently
    2 (desequilibrado) ‹lucha› unequal; ‹fuerzas› unevenly-matched
    B (irregular) ‹terreno/superficie› uneven; ‹letra› uneven, irregular; ‹calidad› variable, varying ( before n)
    su rendimiento ha sido desigual his performance has been variable o irregular o inconsistent
    * * *

    desigual adjetivo
    1

    las mangas quedaron desiguales one sleeve turned out longer (o wider etc) than the other


    fuerzas unevenly-matched
    2 ( irregular) ‹terreno/superficie uneven;
    letra uneven, irregular;
    calidad variable, varying ( before n);
    rendimiento inconsistent, erratic
    desigual adjetivo
    1 (irregular, poco igualado) uneven
    2 (descompensado) unequal
    3 (variable, cambiante) changeable
    ' desigual' also found in these entries:
    English:
    irregular
    - patchy
    - ragged
    - rough
    - unequal
    - variable
    - bumpy
    - erratic
    - mixed
    - one
    - uneven
    * * *
    1. [diferente] different;
    recibieron un trato desigual they weren't treated the same, they were treated differently;
    un triángulo de lados desiguales a triangle with unequal sides
    2. [irregular] [terreno, superficie] uneven;
    [alumno, actuación] inconsistent, erratic;
    su filmografía es de desigual calidad his movies o Br films are of varying quality;
    ha publicado varias novelas con desigual fortuna he has published several novels, with mixed results
    3. [poco equilibrado] [lucha, competición] unequal;
    [fuerzas, rivales] unevenly matched
    4. [variable] [tiempo] changeable;
    [temperaturas] variable; [persona, humor] changeable
    * * *
    adj
    1 reparto unequal
    2 terreno uneven, irregular
    * * *
    1) : unequal
    2) disparejo: uneven
    * * *
    1. (distinto) different
    2. (combate) unequal
    3. (tiempo, carácter) changeable
    4. (superficie, terreno) uneven

    Spanish-English dictionary > desigual

  • 3 escarpado

    adj.
    steep, cliff-like, abrupt, cliffy.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: escarpar.
    * * *
    1 (inclinado) steep, sheer
    2 (abrupto) craggy
    * * *
    (f. - escarpada)
    adj.
    steep, sheer
    * * *
    ADJ (=empinado) steep, sheer; (=abrupto) craggy
    * * *
    - da adjetivo <montaña/terreno> precipitous; <pared/acantilado> sheer, steep
    * * *
    = rough [rougher -comp., roughest -sup.], craggy [craggier -comp., craggiest -sup.], rugged, rough and rugged.
    Ex. In addition they are able to sustain the library services in this rough terrain.
    Ex. This is a series of meditative poems in which the author chronicles an encounter with the craggy Atlantic coastline of Brittany.
    Ex. Due to their lighter weight optical-fibre cables can be suspended to form aerial cables in the rugged countryside of Wales where the laying of ducts would be prohibitively expensive.
    Ex. The western shoreline of Lake Superior has rough and rugged beauty.
    * * *
    - da adjetivo <montaña/terreno> precipitous; <pared/acantilado> sheer, steep
    * * *
    = rough [rougher -comp., roughest -sup.], craggy [craggier -comp., craggiest -sup.], rugged, rough and rugged.

    Ex: In addition they are able to sustain the library services in this rough terrain.

    Ex: This is a series of meditative poems in which the author chronicles an encounter with the craggy Atlantic coastline of Brittany.
    Ex: Due to their lighter weight optical-fibre cables can be suspended to form aerial cables in the rugged countryside of Wales where the laying of ducts would be prohibitively expensive.
    Ex: The western shoreline of Lake Superior has rough and rugged beauty.

    * * *
    ‹montaña/terreno› precipitous; ‹pared/acantilado› sheer, steep
    * * *

    escarpado
    ◊ -da adjetivo ‹montaña/terreno precipitous;


    pared/acantilado sheer, steep
    escarpado,-a adj (accidentado, montañoso) craggy
    (pendiente, cuesta) steep, sheer
    ' escarpado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    escarpada
    English:
    aspect
    - craggy
    - sheer
    - rugged
    * * *
    escarpado, -a adj
    1. [inclinado] steep
    2. [abrupto] craggy
    * * *
    adj sheer, steep
    * * *
    escarpado, -da adj
    : steep, sheer
    * * *
    escarpado adj steep

    Spanish-English dictionary > escarpado

  • 4 Bretaña

    f.
    Brittany.
    * * *
    1 (británica) Britain
    2 (francesa) Brittany
    \
    Gran Bretaña Great Britain
    * * *
    * * *
    Ex. This is a series of meditative poems in which the author chronicles an encounter with the craggy Atlantic coastline of Brittany.
    ----
    * expresión típica de Gran Bretaña = Briticism.
    * Gran Bretaña = Britain, Great Britain.
    * * *

    Ex: This is a series of meditative poems in which the author chronicles an encounter with the craggy Atlantic coastline of Brittany.

    * expresión típica de Gran Bretaña = Briticism.
    * Gran Bretaña = Britain, Great Britain.

    * * *
    Brittany
    * * *

    Bretaña sustantivo femenino Brittany
    ' Bretaña' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    Gran Bretaña
    - conde
    English:
    Britain
    - broadsheet
    - GB
    - Great Britain
    - slopping-out
    - boxing
    - British
    - Brittany
    - foreign
    - great
    * * *
    Brittany
    * * *
    f Brittany

    Spanish-English dictionary > Bretaña

  • 5 geografía

    f.
    geography.
    * * *
    1 geography
    \
    geografía física physical geography
    geografía política political geography
    geografía social social geography
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    SF
    2) (=país) country, territory
    * * *
    a) ( disciplina) geography

    geografía política/humana — political/human geography

    b) ( topografía) geography
    * * *
    Ex. Examine the definition of geography in a few dictionaries and encyclopaedias.
    ----
    * geografía humana = human geography.
    * paleogeografía = palaeogeography [paleogeography, -USA].
    * * *
    a) ( disciplina) geography

    geografía política/humana — political/human geography

    b) ( topografía) geography
    * * *

    Ex: Examine the definition of geography in a few dictionaries and encyclopaedias.

    * geografía humana = human geography.
    * paleogeografía = palaeogeography [paleogeography, -USA].

    * * *
    1 (disciplina) geography
    geografía física physical geography
    geografía política/humana political/human geography
    2 (topografía) geography
    * * *

    geografía sustantivo femenino
    geography
    geografía sustantivo femenino geography
    ' geografía' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    lingüística
    - lingüístico
    - notable
    English:
    conversant
    - geography
    * * *
    1. [ciencia] geography
    geografía física physical geography;
    geografía humana human geography;
    geografía lingüística linguistic geography;
    geografía política political geography
    2. [territorio]
    conozco muy bien la geografía de la región I know the region very well;
    por toda la geografía nacional throughout o all over the country;
    la geografía de la zona es muy accidentada the area's terrain is very rugged
    * * *
    f geography;
    * * *
    : geography
    * * *
    geografía n geography

    Spanish-English dictionary > geografía

  • 6 relieve

    m.
    1 terrain (geography).
    un relieve muy accidentado very rugged terrain
    2 importance (importancia).
    para dar relieve al acontecimiento,… to lend importance to the event…
    poner de relieve to underline (the importance of), to highlight
    3 relief, embossing, embossment.
    4 relievo.
    pres.subj.
    3rd person singular (él/ella/ello) Present Subjunctive of Spanish verb: relievar.
    * * *
    1 relief
    2 figurado (renombre) renown, fame
    \
    en relieve in relief
    poner de relieve figurado to emphasize, highlight, underline
    * * *
    noun m.
    * * *
    SM
    1) (Arte, Téc) relief

    estampar o grabar en relieve — to emboss

    2) (Geog)
    3) (=importancia) importance

    un personaje de relievean important o prominent figure

    4) pl relieves †† (=restos) leftovers
    * * *
    1) (Geog)
    2)
    a) (Art) relief
    3) ( importancia) prominence

    la presencia del Rey dio relieve a la ceremoniathe King's presence lent an added grandeur to the ceremony

    * * *
    = relief.
    Ex. A photographic exposure was made on a surface of gelatine treated so that it reproduced the picture in negative relief.
    ----
    * colección de relieves topográficos = topographical collection.
    * en relieve = engraved, raised, in relief.
    * grabado en relieve = embossed.
    * grabar en relieve = emboss.
    * mapa en relieve = relief map.
    * máquina de estampar en relieve = embossing machine.
    * plancha de impresión en relieve de cobre = engraved copper plate.
    * poner de relieve = bring into + relief, throw into + relief, underscore, highlight, show, state, throw up, evince, illustrate, underline, emphasise [emphasize, -USA], flag + Nombre + up, reveal.
    * poner de relieve la importancia = underscore + importance.
    * * *
    1) (Geog)
    2)
    a) (Art) relief
    3) ( importancia) prominence

    la presencia del Rey dio relieve a la ceremoniathe King's presence lent an added grandeur to the ceremony

    * * *

    Ex: A photographic exposure was made on a surface of gelatine treated so that it reproduced the picture in negative relief.

    * colección de relieves topográficos = topographical collection.
    * en relieve = engraved, raised, in relief.
    * grabado en relieve = embossed.
    * grabar en relieve = emboss.
    * mapa en relieve = relief map.
    * máquina de estampar en relieve = embossing machine.
    * plancha de impresión en relieve de cobre = engraved copper plate.
    * poner de relieve = bring into + relief, throw into + relief, underscore, highlight, show, state, throw up, evince, illustrate, underline, emphasise [emphasize, -USA], flag + Nombre + up, reveal.
    * poner de relieve la importancia = underscore + importance.

    * * *
    A ( Geog):
    un mapa del relieve de España a relief map of Spain
    la ladera occidental tiene un relieve muy accidentado the western slopes are very rugged
    B
    1 ( Art) relief
    en relieve in relief
    letras en relieve embossed letters
    2
    (parte que sobresale): el marco tiene un centímetro de relieve the frame protrudes by a centimeter
    C (importancia) prominence
    firmaron la carta personas de gran relieve the letter was signed by some very prominent people
    no hay institución de más relieve en ese campo it is the leading institution in that field
    esta noticia da especial relieve a la reunión de mañana this news lends special importance to tomorrow's meeting o makes tomorrow's meeting especially important
    la presencia del Rey dio relieve a la ceremonia the King's presence lent an added grandeur to the ceremony
    poner de relieve to highlight
    pusieron de relieve la necesidad de mejorar la infraestructura they highlighted o emphasized o stressed the need to improve the infrastructure
    D relieves mpl (de comida) leftovers (pl)
    * * *

     

    relieve sustantivo masculino
    1
    a) (Art, Geog) relief;


    letras en relieve embossed letters


    2 ( importancia) prominence;

    dar relieve a algo to lend (special) importance to sth;
    poner de relieve to highlight
    relieve sustantivo masculino
    1 Geography relief
    2 Arte relief
    en relieve, raised o embossed
    3 (en importancia o valor) prominence, importance
    ♦ Locuciones: poner de relieve, to underline, highlight
    ' relieve' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    aliviar
    - calmar
    - calmarse
    - descargar
    - fricción
    - quitar
    - relevar
    - aligerar
    - estampar
    - mitigar
    - necesidad
    - terreno
    English:
    analyst
    - embossed
    - feature
    - relief
    - relieve
    - ease
    - emboss
    - emphasize
    - highlight
    - scratch
    - spare
    * * *
    1. Geog terrain;
    una región con un relieve muy accidentado a region with very rugged terrain
    2. Arte
    alto relieve high relief;
    bajo relieve bas-relief;
    en relieve in relief
    3. [elevación]
    la pieza tiene un centímetro de relieve the part protrudes by a centimetre
    4. [importancia] importance;
    de relieve important;
    para dar relieve al acontecimiento… to lend importance to the event…;
    poner de relieve to underline, to highlight
    * * *
    m relief;
    alto/bajo relieve high/bas relief;
    de relieve fig important;
    poner de relieve highlight;
    dar relieve a ( realzar) highlight
    * * *
    1) : relief, projection
    mapa en relieve: relief map
    letras en relieve: embossed letters
    2) : prominence, importance
    3)
    poner en relieve : to highlight, to emphasize

    Spanish-English dictionary > relieve

  • 7 bengala Very

    • Very light

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > bengala Very

  • 8 bengala Very

    f.
    Very light.

    Spanish-English dictionary > bengala Very

  • 9 impacto

    m.
    1 impact (choque).
    2 (impact) mark (señal).
    impacto de bala bullethole
    impacto ambiental environmental impact
    3 impact, strong impression.
    causar un gran impacto en alguien to make a big impact o impression on somebody
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: impactar.
    * * *
    1 (choque) impact
    2 (marca) mark; (agujero) hole
    \
    causar impacto to cause a stir
    impacto de bala bullet hole
    * * *
    noun m.
    * * *
    SM
    1) (=golpe) [de vehículo, disparo] impact; LAm punch, blow
    2) (=efecto) [de noticia, cambios, leyes] impact
    * * *
    a) ( choque) impact
    b) (huella, señal) hole, mark
    c) (en el ánimo, público) impact
    * * *
    = impact, oomph, full force.
    Ex. This code had an important impact upon cataloguing practices in the United States and the United Kingdom, and endured for over half a century.
    Ex. Many recent commentators speak as if they think that computers can painlessly deliver the oomph we need in curriculum.
    Ex. Ireland's rugged coastline combined with the full force of Atlantic swell provides suitable conditions for surfing.
    ----
    * cráter producido por impacto = impact crater.
    * debatir el impacto de algo = discuss + the impact of.
    * de gran impacto = high impact [high-impact].
    * de menor impacto = low impact [low-impact].
    * de poco impacto = low impact [low-impact].
    * estudio de impacto = impact study.
    * estudio de impacto en el medio ambiente = environmental impact study.
    * evaluación del impacto en función del género = gender-impact assessment.
    * factor de impacto = impact factor.
    * factor de impacto de la revista = journal impact, journal impact factor.
    * factor de impacto web = Web impact factor (WIF/Web-IF).
    * factor impacto en la web = Web impact factor (WIF/Web-IF).
    * impacto científico = scientific impact.
    * impacto de citas = citation impact.
    * impacto duradero = lasting impact.
    * impacto económico = economic impact.
    * impacto educativo = educational impact.
    * impacto negativo = negative impact.
    * impacto político = political impact.
    * impacto positivo = positive impact.
    * impacto, toda la fuerza, todo la fuerza del impacto = full force.
    * impacto visual = visual impact.
    * indicador de impacto = impact indicator.
    * índice de impacto = impact indicator, impact factor.
    * índice de impacto de una publicación periódica = periodical impact factor.
    * índice de impacto inmediato = immediacy index.
    * matriz de puntos de impacto = impact dot matrix.
    * medir el impacto de Algo = gauge + the impact of.
    * minimizar el impacto = minimise + impact, minimise + impact.
    * reducir el impacto = minimise + impact.
    * tener impacto = make + impact.
    * tener impacto (sobre) = have + impact (on).
    * tener un gran impacto = have + a big impact.
    * toda la fuerza del impacto = full force.
    * * *
    a) ( choque) impact
    b) (huella, señal) hole, mark
    c) (en el ánimo, público) impact
    * * *
    = impact, oomph, full force.

    Ex: This code had an important impact upon cataloguing practices in the United States and the United Kingdom, and endured for over half a century.

    Ex: Many recent commentators speak as if they think that computers can painlessly deliver the oomph we need in curriculum.
    Ex: Ireland's rugged coastline combined with the full force of Atlantic swell provides suitable conditions for surfing.
    * cráter producido por impacto = impact crater.
    * debatir el impacto de algo = discuss + the impact of.
    * de gran impacto = high impact [high-impact].
    * de menor impacto = low impact [low-impact].
    * de poco impacto = low impact [low-impact].
    * estudio de impacto = impact study.
    * estudio de impacto en el medio ambiente = environmental impact study.
    * evaluación del impacto en función del género = gender-impact assessment.
    * factor de impacto = impact factor.
    * factor de impacto de la revista = journal impact, journal impact factor.
    * factor de impacto web = Web impact factor (WIF/Web-IF).
    * factor impacto en la web = Web impact factor (WIF/Web-IF).
    * impacto científico = scientific impact.
    * impacto de citas = citation impact.
    * impacto duradero = lasting impact.
    * impacto económico = economic impact.
    * impacto educativo = educational impact.
    * impacto negativo = negative impact.
    * impacto político = political impact.
    * impacto positivo = positive impact.
    * impacto, toda la fuerza, todo la fuerza del impacto = full force.
    * impacto visual = visual impact.
    * indicador de impacto = impact indicator.
    * índice de impacto = impact indicator, impact factor.
    * índice de impacto de una publicación periódica = periodical impact factor.
    * índice de impacto inmediato = immediacy index.
    * matriz de puntos de impacto = impact dot matrix.
    * medir el impacto de Algo = gauge + the impact of.
    * minimizar el impacto = minimise + impact, minimise + impact.
    * reducir el impacto = minimise + impact.
    * tener impacto = make + impact.
    * tener impacto (sobre) = have + impact (on).
    * tener un gran impacto = have + a big impact.
    * toda la fuerza del impacto = full force.

    * * *
    1 (choque) impact
    el impacto de la piedra hizo añicos el parabrisas the impact of the stone shattered the windscreen
    recibió un impacto de bala en el estómago she was shot in the stomach
    murió a consecuencia de un impacto de bala he died from a gunshot wound
    2 (huella, señal) hole, mark
    el cadáver tiene varios impactos de bala there are several bullet wounds in the body
    3 (en el ánimo, en el público) impact
    la obra no tuvo mucho impacto the play didn't make much impact o didn't have much of an impact
    la noticia causó un gran impacto the news had a great impact o caused quite a stir
    el impacto social de estas medidas the impact o effect of these measures on society
    el impacto sobre el medio ambiente the impact on the environment
    * * *

     

    Del verbo impactar: ( conjugate impactar)

    impacto es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    impactó es:

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

    Multiple Entries:
    impactar    
    impacto
    impactar ( conjugate impactar) verbo transitivo


    verbo intransitivo


    impacto sustantivo masculino
    a) ( choque) impact;


    b) (huella, señal) hole, mark;


    c) (en el ánimo, público) impact

    d) ( Inf) hit

    impactar verbo transitivo to shock, stun
    impacto sustantivo masculino
    1 (conmoción) impact
    impacto ambiental, environmental impact
    2 (choque) impact: el impacto de la botella contra el suelo, the impact of the bottle hitting the ground
    3 (de arma) hit: recibió un impacto de bala, he was shot
    ' impacto' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    impresión
    - sensación
    - golpe
    English:
    absorb
    - bump
    - earthshattering
    - ecological
    - hit
    - impact
    - into
    - knock
    - shock
    - jerk
    * * *
    1. [choque] impact;
    recibió varios impactos de bala he was shot several times
    2. [señal] (impact) mark
    impacto de bala bullet hole
    3. [impresión] impact, impression;
    causar un gran impacto en alguien to have a big impact o make a big impression on sb;
    el accidente le causó un gran impacto the accident made a big impression on him o affected him very severely;
    el impacto político del cierre de una fábrica the political impact o fallout of the closure of a factory
    impacto ambiental environmental impact
    * * *
    impact;
    impacto ecológico/medioambiental ecological/environmental impact
    * * *
    1) : impact, effect
    2) : shock, collision
    * * *
    impacto n impact

    Spanish-English dictionary > impacto

  • 10 oleaje

    m.
    1 waves.
    2 sea swell, surf, surge, waves.
    * * *
    1 swell
    * * *
    SM swell, surge
    * * *
    masculino swell
    * * *
    = swell.
    Ex. Ireland's rugged coastline combined with the full force of Atlantic swell provides suitable conditions for surfing.
    * * *
    masculino swell
    * * *

    Ex: Ireland's rugged coastline combined with the full force of Atlantic swell provides suitable conditions for surfing.

    * * *
    swell
    hay mucho oleaje there's a heavy swell
    * * *

    oleaje sustantivo masculino
    swell
    oleaje sustantivo masculino swell
    ' oleaje' also found in these entries:
    English:
    swell
    - surf
    * * *
    oleaje nm
    swell, surge;
    el fuerte oleaje impidió que saliéramos a la mar the heavy swell prevented us from putting out to sea
    * * *
    m swell
    * * *
    oleaje nm
    : waves pl, surf

    Spanish-English dictionary > oleaje

  • 11 hacer surf

    (n.) = surfing
    Ex. Ireland's rugged coastline combined with the full force of Atlantic swell provides suitable conditions for surfing.
    * * *
    (n.) = surfing

    Ex: Ireland's rugged coastline combined with the full force of Atlantic swell provides suitable conditions for surfing.

    Spanish-English dictionary > hacer surf

  • 12 hacer surfing

    v.
    to surf, to go surfing.
    * * *
    (n.) = surfing
    Ex. Ireland's rugged coastline combined with the full force of Atlantic swell provides suitable conditions for surfing.
    * * *
    (n.) = surfing

    Ex: Ireland's rugged coastline combined with the full force of Atlantic swell provides suitable conditions for surfing.

    Spanish-English dictionary > hacer surfing

  • 13 impacto, toda la fuerza, todo la fuerza del impacto

    (n.) = full force
    Ex. Ireland's rugged coastline combined with the full force of Atlantic swell provides suitable conditions for surfing.
    * * *
    (n.) = full force

    Ex: Ireland's rugged coastline combined with the full force of Atlantic swell provides suitable conditions for surfing.

    Spanish-English dictionary > impacto, toda la fuerza, todo la fuerza del impacto

  • 14 olas

    f.pl.
    waves.
    * * *
    (n.) = surf, swell
    Ex. The article 'Sea, sand and surf: the effects of tourism on Newquay library' describes the ways in which the social and economic consequences of a town heavily dependent on the tourist industry shape the services of Newquay Public Library, Cornwall.
    Ex. Ireland's rugged coastline combined with the full force of Atlantic swell provides suitable conditions for surfing.
    * * *
    (n.) = surf, swell

    Ex: The article 'Sea, sand and surf: the effects of tourism on Newquay library' describes the ways in which the social and economic consequences of a town heavily dependent on the tourist industry shape the services of Newquay Public Library, Cornwall.

    Ex: Ireland's rugged coastline combined with the full force of Atlantic swell provides suitable conditions for surfing.

    Spanish-English dictionary > olas

  • 15 surf

    m.
    surfing, surf riding.
    * * *
    1 surf
    * * *
    * * *
    ['surf]
    surfing ['surfin] masculino surfing
    * * *
    Ex. Ireland's rugged coastline combined with the full force of Atlantic swell provides suitable conditions for surfing.
    ----
    * hacer surf = surfing.
    * * *
    ['surf]
    surfing ['surfin] masculino surfing
    * * *

    Ex: Ireland's rugged coastline combined with the full force of Atlantic swell provides suitable conditions for surfing.

    * hacer surf = surfing.

    * * *
    /surf/,
    /ˈsurfin/
    surfing, surfboarding
    practicar el surf to go surfing o surfboarding, to surf
    Compuesto:
    windsurfing
    * * *

    surf /'surf/,
    surfing /'surfin/ sustantivo masculino

    surfing
    surf, surfing m inv Dep surfing

    ' surf' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    espuma
    - surfing
    - tabla
    - explorar
    - navegar
    English:
    board
    - sailboarding
    - surf
    - surfboard
    - surfboarding
    - surfing
    - break
    - wind
    * * *
    surf, surfing nm
    surfing;
    hacer surf to surf
    * * *
    m surfing
    * * *
    surf nm
    : surfing
    * * *
    surf n surfing

    Spanish-English dictionary > surf

  • 16 toda la fuerza

    (n.) = full force
    Ex. Ireland's rugged coastline combined with the full force of Atlantic swell provides suitable conditions for surfing.
    * * *
    (n.) = full force

    Ex: Ireland's rugged coastline combined with the full force of Atlantic swell provides suitable conditions for surfing.

    Spanish-English dictionary > toda la fuerza

  • 17 toda la fuerza del impacto

    (n.) = full force
    Ex. Ireland's rugged coastline combined with the full force of Atlantic swell provides suitable conditions for surfing.
    * * *
    (n.) = full force

    Ex: Ireland's rugged coastline combined with the full force of Atlantic swell provides suitable conditions for surfing.

    Spanish-English dictionary > toda la fuerza del impacto

  • 18 OCDE (Organización para la Cooperación y el Desarrollo Económico)

    Ex. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the European Community in its various manifestations are very significant publishers = La Organización para la Cooperación y el Desarrollo Económico (OCDE), la Organización del Tratado del Atlántico Norte (OTAN) y la Comunidad Europea en sus diversas manifestaciones son editores muy importantes.

    Spanish-English dictionary > OCDE (Organización para la Cooperación y el Desarrollo Económico)

  • 19 Organización para la Cooperación y el Desarrollo Económico (OCDE)

    Ex. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the European Community in its various manifestations are very significant publishers = La Organización para la Cooperación y el Desarrollo Económico (OCDE), la Organización del Tratado del Atlántico Norte (OTAN) y la Comunidad Europea en sus diversas manifestaciones son editores muy importantes.

    Spanish-English dictionary > Organización para la Cooperación y el Desarrollo Económico (OCDE)

  • 20 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.
    * a últ

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

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

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

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

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


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


    2
    a) (señalando hora, momento) at;


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

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

    c) al + inf:


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



    ( antes) a few minutes before she arrived;

    3 (en relaciones de proporción, equivalencia):

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

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

    ¿viste a José? did you see José?;

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


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

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

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

    Spanish-English dictionary > a

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