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  • 41 soportes digitales

    Ex. This paper examines the options currently available for mass storage of digital media.
    * * *

    Ex: This paper examines the options currently available for mass storage of digital media.

    Spanish-English dictionary > soportes digitales

  • 42 temor

    m.
    fear.
    por temor a o de for fear of
    * * *
    1 fear
    2 (recelo) worry, apprehension
    \
    por temor a / por temor de for fear of
    tener temor to feel apprehensive
    * * *
    noun m.
    fear, dread
    * * *
    SM (=miedo) fear
    * * *
    masculino fear
    * * *
    = alarm, fear, hesitation, trepidation, dread.
    Ex. 'What do you mean by that?' asked Bragge, almost with an air of alarm.
    Ex. Many respondents confessed to well-justified fears that if they lose their existing specialists, the 'cut and squeeze' method of reducing establishments would not allow them to replace such staff.
    Ex. In order to overcome the unfamiliarity with or hesitation to use new data bases and techniques users of all levels must become familiar with search aids.
    Ex. This trepidation is somewhat quieted when students discover the abundance of bibliographical guides that list and describe reference works.
    Ex. Forecasting techniques should be viewed not with skepticism and dread but with hope and a positive attitude.
    ----
    * albergar un temor = harbour + fear.
    * disipar el temor = assuage + fear, assuage + fear.
    * disipar un temor = allay + fear.
    * expresar temor = voice + fear.
    * mostrar temor = show + fear.
    * por temor a = for fear of/that.
    * por temor a represalias = under duress.
    * sin temor = with confidence.
    * temor continuo = nagging fear.
    * temor reverencial = awe.
    * * *
    masculino fear
    * * *
    = alarm, fear, hesitation, trepidation, dread.

    Ex: 'What do you mean by that?' asked Bragge, almost with an air of alarm.

    Ex: Many respondents confessed to well-justified fears that if they lose their existing specialists, the 'cut and squeeze' method of reducing establishments would not allow them to replace such staff.
    Ex: In order to overcome the unfamiliarity with or hesitation to use new data bases and techniques users of all levels must become familiar with search aids.
    Ex: This trepidation is somewhat quieted when students discover the abundance of bibliographical guides that list and describe reference works.
    Ex: Forecasting techniques should be viewed not with skepticism and dread but with hope and a positive attitude.
    * albergar un temor = harbour + fear.
    * disipar el temor = assuage + fear, assuage + fear.
    * disipar un temor = allay + fear.
    * expresar temor = voice + fear.
    * mostrar temor = show + fear.
    * por temor a = for fear of/that.
    * por temor a represalias = under duress.
    * sin temor = with confidence.
    * temor continuo = nagging fear.
    * temor reverencial = awe.

    * * *
    fear
    el temor a la muerte the fear of death
    no le dije nada por temor a ofenderlo I didn't say anything for fear of offending him
    el temor de que se hubieran perdido the fear that they might be lost
    Compuesto:
    fear of God
    había educado a sus hijos en el temor de Dios she had brought her children up in the fear of God o to be God-fearing
    * * *

     

    temor sustantivo masculino
    fear;

    temor sustantivo masculino
    1 fear ➣ Ver nota en fear 2 (sospecha desfavorable) fear, worry
    ♦ Locuciones: Rel temor de Dios, fear of God

    ' temor' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abdicar
    - acobardarse
    - disipar
    - disiparse
    - no
    - osadía
    - respeto
    - segura
    - seguro
    - sudor
    - temer
    - temblar
    - temblor
    - temerosa
    - temeroso
    - ancestral
    - encubrir
    - fundado
    - imponer
    English:
    afraid
    - dread
    - fear
    - safely
    - trepidation
    * * *
    temor nm
    fear (a o de of);
    el temor a las represalias the fear of reprisals;
    le tiene temor a la oscuridad she's scared of the dark;
    tengo el temor de que no sepan volver I'm afraid they won't know how to get back;
    por temor a o [m5]de for fear of;
    por temor a cometer un error for fear of making a mistake
    Rel temor de Dios fear of God
    * * *
    m fear;
    por temor a for fear of
    * * *
    temor nm
    miedo: fear, dread
    * * *
    temor n fear

    Spanish-English dictionary > temor

  • 43 tres goles en un mismo partido

    (n.) = hat trick
    Ex. The article 'The cutting edge: a hat trick (plus one!)' stresses the importance of mass market information systems, sets out reasons for close examination of currently available applications, and warns of the downside to present developments.
    * * *
    (n.) = hat trick

    Ex: The article 'The cutting edge: a hat trick (plus one!)' stresses the importance of mass market information systems, sets out reasons for close examination of currently available applications, and warns of the downside to present developments.

    Spanish-English dictionary > tres goles en un mismo partido

  • 44 tres victorias consecutivas

    (n.) = hat trick
    Ex. The article 'The cutting edge: a hat trick (plus one!)' stresses the importance of mass market information systems, sets out reasons for close examination of currently available applications, and warns of the downside to present developments.
    * * *
    (n.) = hat trick

    Ex: The article 'The cutting edge: a hat trick (plus one!)' stresses the importance of mass market information systems, sets out reasons for close examination of currently available applications, and warns of the downside to present developments.

    Spanish-English dictionary > tres victorias consecutivas

  • 45 técnicas de proyección

    Ex. Forecasting techniques should be viewed not with skepticism and dread but with hope and a positive attitude.
    * * *

    Ex: Forecasting techniques should be viewed not with skepticism and dread but with hope and a positive attitude.

    Spanish-English dictionary > técnicas de proyección

  • 46 deslumbrar

    v.
    1 to dazzle (also figurative).
    2 to shine.
    3 to glare, to shine blindingly.
    * * *
    1 to dazzle
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    VT
    1) [con la luz] to dazzle
    2) (=impresionar) to dazzle
    * * *
    verbo transitivo to dazzle
    * * *
    verbo transitivo to dazzle
    * * *
    deslumbrar1
    1 = blind.

    Ex: This article presents a sketch of a young solicitor blinded in adolescence and describes library services currently available for him in Australia.

    deslumbrar2
    2 = dazzle, bedazzle.

    Ex: The image of the reference librarian, as portrayed by Katherine Hepburn in the film, 'Desk Set,' suggests the superb flair and intellectual acumen with which reference librarians would like to dazzle their patrons.

    Ex: Why were others, especially in the west, so bedazzled by the achievements of the ancient Greeks, that they decided to adopt numerous of their beliefs and values?.

    * * *
    deslumbrar [A1 ]
    vt
    1 «luz» to dazzle
    2 (impresionar) to dazzle
    * * *

    deslumbrar ( conjugate deslumbrar) verbo transitivo
    to dazzle
    deslumbrar verbo transitivo
    1 to dazzle: esa luz me deslumbra, this light is blinding me
    2 (asombrar, causar impresión) su virtuosismo deslumbró a los espectadores, she dazzled the spectators with her virtuosity
    ' deslumbrar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    dejarse
    - cegar
    English:
    blind
    - dazzle
    - glare
    * * *
    1. [sujeto: luz] to dazzle
    2. [sujeto: belleza, persona, concierto] to dazzle
    * * *
    v/t fig
    dazzle
    * * *
    : to dazzle
    deslumbrante adj
    * * *
    deslumbrar vb to dazzle

    Spanish-English dictionary > deslumbrar

  • 47 CIA

    f.
    hipbone, edge-bone.
    pres.indicat.
    3rd person singular (él/ella/ello) present indicative of spanish verb: ciar.
    imperat.
    2nd person singular (tú) Imperative of Spanish verb: ciar.
    * * *
    1 hipbone
    * * *
    SF ABR [Estados Unidos]
    = Central Intelligence Agency CIA
    * * *
    CIA1 (Consejo Internacional de Archivos)

    Ex: This a study prepared by Unesco's Records and Archives Management Programme (RAMP) under contract with the International Council on Archives (ICA) to provide a summary of available techniques and processes for managing preservation and conservation of archives.

    CIA2 (Agencia Central de Inteligencia)

    Ex: There are other indications in boldfaced type showing that certain passages had been deleted by the government because of CIA pressure.

    * * *
    /ˈsia, ˈθia/
    la CIA the CIA
    * * *

    Del verbo ciar: ( conjugate ciar)

    cía es:

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

    2ª persona singular (tú) imperativo

    Multiple Entries:
    Cía    
    Cía.
    Cía (abr de compañía) company, Co
    ' Cía' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    alimenticio
    - Cía.
    - egipcio
    - ficticio
    - lacio
    - necio
    - novicio
    - propicio
    - rancio
    - reacio
    - recio
    - rucio
    - socio
    - sucio
    - vacío
    - vitalicio
    English:
    CIA
    - Co
    - mole
    - stand for
    - Egyptian
    - member
    - partner
    - silent
    - sleeping
    * * *
    CIA ['θia] nf (abrev de Central Intelligence Agency)
    CIA

    Spanish-English dictionary > CIA

  • 48 cía

    f.
    hipbone, edge-bone.
    pres.indicat.
    3rd person singular (él/ella/ello) present indicative of spanish verb: ciar.
    imperat.
    2nd person singular (tú) Imperative of Spanish verb: ciar.
    * * *
    1 hipbone
    * * *
    * * *
    CIA1 (Consejo Internacional de Archivos)

    Ex: This a study prepared by Unesco's Records and Archives Management Programme (RAMP) under contract with the International Council on Archives (ICA) to provide a summary of available techniques and processes for managing preservation and conservation of archives.

    CIA2 (Agencia Central de Inteligencia)

    Ex: There are other indications in boldfaced type showing that certain passages had been deleted by the government because of CIA pressure.

    * * *
    /ˈsia, ˈθia/
    la CIA the CIA
    * * *

    Del verbo ciar: ( conjugate ciar)

    cía es:

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

    2ª persona singular (tú) imperativo

    Multiple Entries:
    Cía    
    Cía.
    Cía (abr de compañía) company, Co
    ' Cía' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    alimenticio
    - Cía.
    - egipcio
    - ficticio
    - lacio
    - necio
    - novicio
    - propicio
    - rancio
    - reacio
    - recio
    - rucio
    - socio
    - sucio
    - vacío
    - vitalicio
    English:
    CIA
    - Co
    - mole
    - stand for
    - Egyptian
    - member
    - partner
    - silent
    - sleeping
    * * *
    CIA ['θia] nf (abrev de Central Intelligence Agency)
    CIA

    Spanish-English dictionary > cía

  • 49 Consejo Internacional de Archivos

    Consejo Internacional de Archivos (CIA)

    Ex: This a study prepared by Unesco's Records and Archives Management Programme (RAMP) under contract with the International Council on Archives (ICA) to provide a summary of available techniques and processes for managing preservation and conservation of archives.

    Spanish-English dictionary > Consejo Internacional de Archivos

  • 50 ICA

    f.
    1 Ica.
    2 ICA, Institute for Connectivity in the Americas.
    * * *
    ICA (Consejo Internacional de Archivos)

    Ex: This a study prepared by Unesco's Records and Archives Management Programme (RAMP) under contract with the International Council on Archives (ICA) to provide a summary of available techniques and processes for managing preservation and conservation of archives.

    Spanish-English dictionary > ICA

  • 51 Programa de Gestión de Registros y Archivos

    Programa de Gestión de Registros y Archivos (RAMP)

    Ex: This a study prepared by Unesco's Records and Archives Management Programme (RAMP) under contract with the International Council on Archives (ICA) to provide a summary of available techniques and processes for managing preservation and conservation of archives.

    Spanish-English dictionary > Programa de Gestión de Registros y Archivos

  • 52 RAMP

    RAMP (Programa de Gestión de Registros y Archivos)

    Ex: This a study prepared by Unesco's Records and Archives Management Programme (RAMP) under contract with the International Council on Archives (ICA) to provide a summary of available techniques and processes for managing preservation and conservation of archives.

    Spanish-English dictionary > RAMP

  • 53 emplear

    v.
    1 to use (usar) (objetos, materiales).
    emplear algo en hacer algo to use something to do something
    si lo consigo, daré por bien empleado el tiempo if I manage to do it, I'll regard it as time well spent
    le está bien empleado he deserves it, it serves him right (peninsular Spanish)
    Ricardo emplea limpiador de naranja Richard uses orange cleaner.
    2 to employ.
    La empresa emplea mujeres maduras The company employs middle-aged women.
    * * *
    1 (dar empleo) to employ
    2 (usar) to use
    3 (dinero) to spend
    4 (tiempo) to invest, spend
    1 (usarse) to be used
    2 (tener trabajo) to be employed
    \
    emplear mal to misuse
    emplearse a fondo to do one's utmost
    estarle bien empleado a alguien / tenerlo bien empleado to serve somebody right
    te está bien empleado, haberlo dejado en paz it serves you right, you should have left it alone
    * * *
    verb
    2) use
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (=usar) to use
    2) [+ trabajador] to employ
    3) [+ tiempo, dinero] to spend, use
    2.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) empresa/organización to employ
    b) ( colocar) <hijo/sobrino> to fix... up with a job
    2) ( usar) <energía/imaginación/material> to use

    dar algo por bien empleado: me llevó toda una tarde, pero la doy por bien empleada it took me a whole evening, but (I consider) it was time well spent; estarle bien empleado a alguien — (Esp) to serve somebody right (colloq)

    2.
    emplearse v pron (esp AmL) to get a job
    * * *
    = employ, expend, engage.
    Ex. The size of the collections in which the LCC is currently employed is likely to be a significant factor in its perpetuation.
    Ex. Command of various techniques for forecasting payments and managing funds is necessary to expend fully without overspending the annual materials budget.
    Ex. Some questions to consider before engaging a consultant are: are the consultant's services needed?, could existing staff do the job?, can you afford aconsultant?.
    ----
    * emplear como/de = engage as.
    * emplear tiempo = spend + time, expend + time, devote + time.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) empresa/organización to employ
    b) ( colocar) <hijo/sobrino> to fix... up with a job
    2) ( usar) <energía/imaginación/material> to use

    dar algo por bien empleado: me llevó toda una tarde, pero la doy por bien empleada it took me a whole evening, but (I consider) it was time well spent; estarle bien empleado a alguien — (Esp) to serve somebody right (colloq)

    2.
    emplearse v pron (esp AmL) to get a job
    * * *
    = employ, expend, engage.

    Ex: The size of the collections in which the LCC is currently employed is likely to be a significant factor in its perpetuation.

    Ex: Command of various techniques for forecasting payments and managing funds is necessary to expend fully without overspending the annual materials budget.
    Ex: Some questions to consider before engaging a consultant are: are the consultant's services needed?, could existing staff do the job?, can you afford aconsultant?.
    * emplear como/de = engage as.
    * emplear tiempo = spend + time, expend + time, devote + time.

    * * *
    emplear [A1 ]
    vt
    A
    1 «empresa/organización» to employ
    2 (colocar) ‹hijo/sobrino› to fix … up with a job
    su padre lo empleó en una tienda his father fixed him up with o got him a job in a shop
    B (usar) ‹energía/imaginación› to use
    empleó palabras muy duras she used o employed very harsh words
    tuve que emplear toda mi fuerza para levantarlo it took all my strength to lift it
    no sabe cómo emplear su tiempo libre he doesn't know what to do in o how to occupy his free time
    emplearon tres años en la construcción del puente it took them three years to build the bridge, construction of the bridge took three years
    esta piedra se emplea en la construcción this type of stone is used for building
    dar algo por bien empleado: me llevó toda una tarde, pero la doy por bien empleada it took me a whole evening, but (I consider) it was time well spent
    estarle bien empleado a algn ( Esp); to serve sb right ( colloq)
    ( esp AmL) to get a job
    * * *

     

    emplear ( conjugate emplear) verbo transitivo
    1
    a) [empresa/organización] to employ

    b) ( colocar) ‹hijo/sobrinoto fix … up with a job

    2 ( usar) ‹energía/imaginación/material to use
    emplearse verbo pronominal (esp AmL) to get a job
    emplear verbo transitivo
    1 (utilizar) to use
    (esfuerzo, tiempo) to spend: empleó varias horas en terminar el dibujo, it took him a few hours to finish the picture
    2 (a un trabajador) to employ
    ' emplear' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    bastante
    - cerrarse
    - chimenea
    - delgada
    - delgado
    - entre
    - fresca
    - fresco
    - gastar
    - gritar
    - gustar
    - llevar
    - mucha
    - mucho
    - poder
    - preferir
    - usar
    - desplegar
    - tardar
    English:
    alive
    - asleep
    - employ
    - eventual
    - fuck
    - misuse
    - must
    - propose
    - remind
    - should
    - still
    - use
    - whom
    - exert
    * * *
    vt
    1. [usar] [objeto, inteligencia, energía] to use;
    [medios, recursos, términos] to use, to employ; [tiempo, dinero] to spend;
    emplea unos métodos poco ortodoxos he uses o employs rather unorthodox methods;
    empleó mucho tiempo en leer el libro he took a long time to read the book;
    2. [contratar] [sujeto: empresario, empresa] to employ
    * * *
    v/t
    1 ( usar) use
    2 persona employ
    * * *
    1) : to employ
    2) usar: to use
    * * *
    1. (utilizar) to use
    2. (tiempo) to spend [pt. & pp. spent]
    3. (dar trabajo) to employ

    Spanish-English dictionary > emplear

  • 54 utilizar

    v.
    1 to use.
    El cartero utiliza un saco The mailman uses a sack.
    El traidor utilizó a su novia The traitor used his girlfriend.
    2 to spend.
    * * *
    1 to use, make use of
    * * *
    verb
    to use, utilize
    * * *
    VT
    1) (=usar) to use, make use of, utilize frm

    ¿qué medio de transporte utilizas? — which means of transport do you use?

    2) (=explotar) [+ recursos] to harness; [+ desperdicios] to reclaim
    * * *
    verbo transitivo to use, utilize (frml)
    * * *
    = adopt, deploy, employ, enlist, exploit, handle, harness, help + Reflexivo, rely on/upon, take in + use, tap, use, utilise [utilize, -USA], find + Posesivo + way (a)round/through + Complemento, draw on/upon, bring to + bear, build on/upon, make + use of, leverage, mobilise [mobilize, -USA], play + Nombre + along.
    Ex. The concept of corporate authorship was first formulated in the BM code and has been adopted in all subsequent English language codes.
    Ex. The article presents the results of trials in which the model was deployed to classify aspects of the construction industry, such as construction norms and regulations.
    Ex. The size of the collections in which the LCC is currently employed is likely to be a significant factor in its perpetuation.
    Ex. Capital letters, and various punctuation symbols eg:,(),' may be enlisted as facet indicators.
    Ex. The Library of Congress List of Subject Headings (LCSH) can be exploited as a general index, since it shows LCC numbers for many of the headings listed.
    Ex. An author's name is usually shorter than a title, and thus is arguably easier to handle and remember.
    Ex. When computers were first harnessed for information retrieval and cataloguing applications, the information retrieval systems, and some of the cataloguing systems developed in different environments.
    Ex. There was a need for more basic information materials, i.e. laymen's guides, so that people could help themselves.
    Ex. When BNB began publication in 1950 it relied upon the fourteenth edition of DC.
    Ex. The last 3 years while grants were available saw a rise in loans, readers and outreach services, a controversial stock revision and scrapping were carried out and a PC was taken in use.
    Ex. It must be pointed out, however, that the potential for online catalogs to increase library staff productivity has hardly been tapped.
    Ex. A study of bibliographic classification could concentrate solely upon the major, and some of the more minor bibliographic classification schemes used today.
    Ex. Clearly both tools record controlled indexing languages, but they are utilised in different environments.
    Ex. Those familiar with conventional lists of subject headings will have no difficulty in finding their way around a typical thesaurus.
    Ex. Bay's essay was produced to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Gesner's birth and draws upon a mass of contemporary source material.
    Ex. For such a task the librarian is particularly well fitted by his professional education: bringing to bear the great analytical power of classification should be second nature to him.
    Ex. The system should build on existing resources, rather than develop expensive new programmes.
    Ex. The example search in figure 8.3 shows how the statements in an online search make use of Boolean logic operators.
    Ex. Information seeking in electronic environments will become a collaboration among end user and various electronic systems such that users leverage their heuristic power and machines leverage algorithmic power.
    Ex. It is time for all librarians to change their attitudes and become involved, to seek funds and mobilise civic organisations and businesses in cooperative efforts.
    Ex. Dennis played her along until she decided to back out at which time he threatened to imprison her unless she paid up $2 million.
    ----
    * confeccionar utilizando un modelo = model.
    * empezar a utilizarse = come into + use.
    * introducción de datos utilizando un teclado = keypunching.
    * persona que utiliza la biblioteca = non-library user.
    * poder utilizarse = be usable.
    * que utiliza el tiempo como variable = time-dependent.
    * que utiliza muchos recursos = resource-intensive.
    * utilizar al máximo = stretch + Nombre + to the limit.
    * utilizar al máximo por medio del ordenador = explode.
    * utilizar el dinero sabiamente = spend + wisely.
    * utilizar el ordenador = operate + computer.
    * utilizar en contra = set against.
    * utilizar la red = go + online.
    * utilizar las ideas de (Alguien) = draw on/upon + Posesivo + ideas.
    * utilizar los conocimientos de Uno = put + Posesivo + knowledge to work.
    * utilizar los recursos del personal propio = insource.
    * utilizar para un fin = put to + purpose.
    * utilizar poco = underutilise/under-utilise [underutilize/under-utilize, -USA].
    * utilizar por primera vez = pioneer.
    * utilizar recursos = mobilise + resources, tap + resources, tap into + resources.
    * utilizarse con demasiada frecuencia = be overworked.
    * utilizarse en = be at home in.
    * utilizar una metodología = employ + methodology.
    * utilizar un terminal = sit at + terminal.
    * volver a utilizar = recapture, reutilise [reutilize, -USA].
    * * *
    verbo transitivo to use, utilize (frml)
    * * *
    = adopt, deploy, employ, enlist, exploit, handle, harness, help + Reflexivo, rely on/upon, take in + use, tap, use, utilise [utilize, -USA], find + Posesivo + way (a)round/through + Complemento, draw on/upon, bring to + bear, build on/upon, make + use of, leverage, mobilise [mobilize, -USA], play + Nombre + along.

    Ex: The concept of corporate authorship was first formulated in the BM code and has been adopted in all subsequent English language codes.

    Ex: The article presents the results of trials in which the model was deployed to classify aspects of the construction industry, such as construction norms and regulations.
    Ex: The size of the collections in which the LCC is currently employed is likely to be a significant factor in its perpetuation.
    Ex: Capital letters, and various punctuation symbols eg:,(),' may be enlisted as facet indicators.
    Ex: The Library of Congress List of Subject Headings (LCSH) can be exploited as a general index, since it shows LCC numbers for many of the headings listed.
    Ex: An author's name is usually shorter than a title, and thus is arguably easier to handle and remember.
    Ex: When computers were first harnessed for information retrieval and cataloguing applications, the information retrieval systems, and some of the cataloguing systems developed in different environments.
    Ex: There was a need for more basic information materials, i.e. laymen's guides, so that people could help themselves.
    Ex: When BNB began publication in 1950 it relied upon the fourteenth edition of DC.
    Ex: The last 3 years while grants were available saw a rise in loans, readers and outreach services, a controversial stock revision and scrapping were carried out and a PC was taken in use.
    Ex: It must be pointed out, however, that the potential for online catalogs to increase library staff productivity has hardly been tapped.
    Ex: A study of bibliographic classification could concentrate solely upon the major, and some of the more minor bibliographic classification schemes used today.
    Ex: Clearly both tools record controlled indexing languages, but they are utilised in different environments.
    Ex: Those familiar with conventional lists of subject headings will have no difficulty in finding their way around a typical thesaurus.
    Ex: Bay's essay was produced to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Gesner's birth and draws upon a mass of contemporary source material.
    Ex: For such a task the librarian is particularly well fitted by his professional education: bringing to bear the great analytical power of classification should be second nature to him.
    Ex: The system should build on existing resources, rather than develop expensive new programmes.
    Ex: The example search in figure 8.3 shows how the statements in an online search make use of Boolean logic operators.
    Ex: Information seeking in electronic environments will become a collaboration among end user and various electronic systems such that users leverage their heuristic power and machines leverage algorithmic power.
    Ex: It is time for all librarians to change their attitudes and become involved, to seek funds and mobilise civic organisations and businesses in cooperative efforts.
    Ex: Dennis played her along until she decided to back out at which time he threatened to imprison her unless she paid up $2 million.
    * confeccionar utilizando un modelo = model.
    * empezar a utilizarse = come into + use.
    * introducción de datos utilizando un teclado = keypunching.
    * persona que utiliza la biblioteca = non-library user.
    * poder utilizarse = be usable.
    * que utiliza el tiempo como variable = time-dependent.
    * que utiliza muchos recursos = resource-intensive.
    * utilizar al máximo = stretch + Nombre + to the limit.
    * utilizar al máximo por medio del ordenador = explode.
    * utilizar el dinero sabiamente = spend + wisely.
    * utilizar el ordenador = operate + computer.
    * utilizar en contra = set against.
    * utilizar la red = go + online.
    * utilizar las ideas de (Alguien) = draw on/upon + Posesivo + ideas.
    * utilizar los conocimientos de Uno = put + Posesivo + knowledge to work.
    * utilizar los recursos del personal propio = insource.
    * utilizar para un fin = put to + purpose.
    * utilizar poco = underutilise/under-utilise [underutilize/under-utilize, -USA].
    * utilizar por primera vez = pioneer.
    * utilizar recursos = mobilise + resources, tap + resources, tap into + resources.
    * utilizarse con demasiada frecuencia = be overworked.
    * utilizarse en = be at home in.
    * utilizar una metodología = employ + methodology.
    * utilizar un terminal = sit at + terminal.
    * volver a utilizar = recapture, reutilise [reutilize, -USA].

    * * *
    utilizar [A4 ]
    vt
    to use, utilize ( frml)
    la principal fuente de energía que utilizan es la solar they rely on o use o utilize solar power as their main source of energy, the main source of energy they employ o use o utilize is solar power
    utilizan los recursos naturales indiscriminadamente they make indiscriminate use of natural resources
    utilizan la religión como instrumento para sus fines they use religion as a means to (achieve) their ends
    no se da cuenta de que la están utilizando she doesn't realize that she's being used
    * * *

     

    utilizar ( conjugate utilizar) verbo transitivo
    to use, utilize (frml)
    utilizar verbo transitivo to use, utilize
    ' utilizar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    emplear
    - explotar
    - manipular
    - servirse
    - terminar
    - usar
    - valerse
    - encanto
    - modelo
    - violento
    English:
    bunk
    - deploy
    - employ
    - exploit
    - idle
    - instruction
    - toilet-train
    - toilet-training
    - unemployed
    - use
    - utilize
    - discriminate
    - harness
    - misuse
    - stone
    - user
    * * *
    1. [expresión, método, producto] to use
    2. [compañero, amigo] to use;
    te está utilizando he's using you
    * * *
    v/t use
    * * *
    utilizar {21} vt
    : to use, to utilize
    * * *
    utilizar vb to use

    Spanish-English dictionary > utilizar

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

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

    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

  • 56 aceptar

    v.
    1 to accept.
    no aceptaron sus condiciones they didn't accept his conditions
    María acepta el libertinaje Mary accepts licentiousness.
    Pedro acepta su supremacía Peter accepts her supremacy.
    2 to agree to, to accept to.
    Ricardo aceptó ser el testaferro Richard agreed to be the figurehead.
    Ricardo aceptó Richard accepted.
    3 to welcome, to believe in, to embrace, to buy.
    María aceptó la ayuda Mary welcomed the aid.
    4 to receive, to take.
    La agencia aceptó la encomienda The agency received the parcel.
    5 to admit to.
    Ricardo aceptó conocer el paradero Richard admitted to knowing the whereabouts.
    6 to click OK, to OK.
    * * *
    1 to accept, receive
    2 (aprobar) to approve of
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    VT
    1) [+ oferta, propuesta, dimisión] to accept; [+ cheque, moneda, tarjeta, trabajo] to accept, take; [+ condición] to accept, agree to
    2)

    por fin aceptaron que se publicara — they finally agreed for it to be published, they finally allowed it to be published

    no acepta que las mujeres trabajenhe doesn't accept o agree that women should work

    3)

    ¿aceptas a María por esposa? — do you take María to be your lawful wedded wife?

    * * *
    verbo transitivo <excusas/invitación/cargo> to accept; <términos/condiciones> to agree to

    ¿acepta a Luis como or por legítimo esposo? — (frml) do you take Luis to be your lawful wedded husband? (frml)

    aceptar + inf — to agree to + inf

    ¿por qué aceptas que te trate así? — why do you allow her to treat you like that?

    * * *
    = accept, acknowledge, fall in with, go along with, subscribe (to), take (in/into), welcome, give + acceptance, take up, come to + terms with, embrace, put to + bed, countenance, take on, be game, spring for, agree to, open + Posesivo + mind up to.
    Ex. Personal authorship has been accepted for some time, and indeed reflects the scholarly practice of the western world.
    Ex. In acknowledging these principles, Sears' is consistent with traditional ideas on the construction of alphabetical subject catalogues.
    Ex. Stanton fell in with the suggestion readily.
    Ex. The same thing happended in the case of the British refusal to go along with the American compromises in the last revision.
    Ex. As regards abbreviations, and the extent to which they are used, most citation standards subscribe to the use of abbreviations.
    Ex. For example, a computer on board a space ship, o even in some cars, takes in data, works out settings, displays results completely automatically.
    Ex. The decision to revert to standard spelling must have been widely welcomed in countries where DC is used but English is not the native language.
    Ex. Even in 1678 this usage of the word 'bibliography' was hardly given full acceptance.
    Ex. Wove paper, which was slightly more difficult to make than laid, was very slow to be taken up by the trade.
    Ex. Much of the conventional wisdom of librarianship is going to have to undergo what is so aptly described as an 'agonizing reappraisal' before we can come to terms with the new information age.
    Ex. The library community is now ready to embrace the most revolutionary technology for libraries -- CD-ROM.
    Ex. At the session on Sunday 15th, it was agreed to put to bed the non-controversial items.
    Ex. Unfortunately, in the field of reference work advocates of such professional independence of judgement must by implication be prepared to countenance differential service to the user.
    Ex. If we decide to take on making up a subject file there'd be a lot of footwork even if we use that list as a basis = Si decidimos aceptar crear un fichero ordenado por materias habría mucho trabajo incluso si usamos esta lista como base.
    Ex. Many of our group are financially strapped, and that presents a problem but I'm game.
    Ex. If I decide to spring for this I'll let you in on what I find out.
    Ex. In this case, the librarian 'reluctantly agreed to change the heading to 'Sexual Orientation' in anticipation of Library Board disapproval' = En este caso, el bibliotecario " accedió de mala gana a cambiarlo a 'Orientación Sexual' preveyendo el rechazo por parte de la Comisión de la Biblioteca".
    Ex. Ellyse has slowly solidified her game by knocking the rough edges off and by opening her mind up to what's required and what's available.
    ----
    * aceptar Algo = take (+ Nombre) + on board (+ Nombre).
    * aceptar Algo sin protestar = take + Nombre + lying down.
    * aceptar el cambio = embrace + change.
    * aceptar incondicionalmente = accept + whole-heartedly.
    * aceptar la responsabilidad = assume + responsibilitiy (for).
    * aceptar las circunstancias = accept + the circumstances.
    * aceptar las condiciones = agree + terms.
    * aceptar la situación = accept + situation.
    * aceptar lo inevitable = accept + the inevitable.
    * aceptar los términos de un acuerdo = enter into + agreement.
    * aceptar tal cual = take + Nombre + at face value, accept + Nombre + at face value.
    * aceptar tarjeta de crédito = honour + credit card.
    * aceptar una decisión = accept + decision.
    * aceptar una idea = accept + notion, deal with + concept.
    * aceptar una invitación = accept + invitation.
    * aceptar una tarea = take on + task.
    * aceptar un cambio = accommodate + change.
    * aceptar un desafío = throw down + the gauntlet.
    * aceptar un reto = throw down + the gauntlet, call + Posesivo + bluff.
    * creencia generalmente aceptada = conventional wisdom.
    * difícil de aceptar = hard to swallow.
    * haber sido aceptado = be here to stay, have come + to stay.
    * negarse a aceptar = disavow.
    * no aceptar = disavow.
    * no aceptar un no por respuesta = not take + no for an answer.
    * opinión generalmente acepta = conventional wisdom.
    * resignarse y aceptar = bite + the bullet.
    * seguir trabajando aceptando una limitación = work (a)round + limitation.
    * seguir trabajando aceptando un defecto = work (a)round + shortcoming.
    * ser aceptado = gain + acceptance.
    * ser un hecho ampliamente aceptado = it + be + widely agreed.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo <excusas/invitación/cargo> to accept; <términos/condiciones> to agree to

    ¿acepta a Luis como or por legítimo esposo? — (frml) do you take Luis to be your lawful wedded husband? (frml)

    aceptar + inf — to agree to + inf

    ¿por qué aceptas que te trate así? — why do you allow her to treat you like that?

    * * *
    = accept, acknowledge, fall in with, go along with, subscribe (to), take (in/into), welcome, give + acceptance, take up, come to + terms with, embrace, put to + bed, countenance, take on, be game, spring for, agree to, open + Posesivo + mind up to.

    Ex: Personal authorship has been accepted for some time, and indeed reflects the scholarly practice of the western world.

    Ex: In acknowledging these principles, Sears' is consistent with traditional ideas on the construction of alphabetical subject catalogues.
    Ex: Stanton fell in with the suggestion readily.
    Ex: The same thing happended in the case of the British refusal to go along with the American compromises in the last revision.
    Ex: As regards abbreviations, and the extent to which they are used, most citation standards subscribe to the use of abbreviations.
    Ex: For example, a computer on board a space ship, o even in some cars, takes in data, works out settings, displays results completely automatically.
    Ex: The decision to revert to standard spelling must have been widely welcomed in countries where DC is used but English is not the native language.
    Ex: Even in 1678 this usage of the word 'bibliography' was hardly given full acceptance.
    Ex: Wove paper, which was slightly more difficult to make than laid, was very slow to be taken up by the trade.
    Ex: Much of the conventional wisdom of librarianship is going to have to undergo what is so aptly described as an 'agonizing reappraisal' before we can come to terms with the new information age.
    Ex: The library community is now ready to embrace the most revolutionary technology for libraries -- CD-ROM.
    Ex: At the session on Sunday 15th, it was agreed to put to bed the non-controversial items.
    Ex: Unfortunately, in the field of reference work advocates of such professional independence of judgement must by implication be prepared to countenance differential service to the user.
    Ex: If we decide to take on making up a subject file there'd be a lot of footwork even if we use that list as a basis = Si decidimos aceptar crear un fichero ordenado por materias habría mucho trabajo incluso si usamos esta lista como base.
    Ex: Many of our group are financially strapped, and that presents a problem but I'm game.
    Ex: If I decide to spring for this I'll let you in on what I find out.
    Ex: In this case, the librarian 'reluctantly agreed to change the heading to 'Sexual Orientation' in anticipation of Library Board disapproval' = En este caso, el bibliotecario " accedió de mala gana a cambiarlo a 'Orientación Sexual' preveyendo el rechazo por parte de la Comisión de la Biblioteca".
    Ex: Ellyse has slowly solidified her game by knocking the rough edges off and by opening her mind up to what's required and what's available.
    * aceptar Algo = take (+ Nombre) + on board (+ Nombre).
    * aceptar Algo sin protestar = take + Nombre + lying down.
    * aceptar el cambio = embrace + change.
    * aceptar incondicionalmente = accept + whole-heartedly.
    * aceptar la responsabilidad = assume + responsibilitiy (for).
    * aceptar las circunstancias = accept + the circumstances.
    * aceptar las condiciones = agree + terms.
    * aceptar la situación = accept + situation.
    * aceptar lo inevitable = accept + the inevitable.
    * aceptar los términos de un acuerdo = enter into + agreement.
    * aceptar tal cual = take + Nombre + at face value, accept + Nombre + at face value.
    * aceptar tarjeta de crédito = honour + credit card.
    * aceptar una decisión = accept + decision.
    * aceptar una idea = accept + notion, deal with + concept.
    * aceptar una invitación = accept + invitation.
    * aceptar una tarea = take on + task.
    * aceptar un cambio = accommodate + change.
    * aceptar un desafío = throw down + the gauntlet.
    * aceptar un reto = throw down + the gauntlet, call + Posesivo + bluff.
    * creencia generalmente aceptada = conventional wisdom.
    * difícil de aceptar = hard to swallow.
    * haber sido aceptado = be here to stay, have come + to stay.
    * negarse a aceptar = disavow.
    * no aceptar = disavow.
    * no aceptar un no por respuesta = not take + no for an answer.
    * opinión generalmente acepta = conventional wisdom.
    * resignarse y aceptar = bite + the bullet.
    * seguir trabajando aceptando una limitación = work (a)round + limitation.
    * seguir trabajando aceptando un defecto = work (a)round + shortcoming.
    * ser aceptado = gain + acceptance.
    * ser un hecho ampliamente aceptado = it + be + widely agreed.

    * * *
    aceptar [A1 ]
    vt
    ‹excusas/invitación/cargo› to accept
    ¿acepta a Luis como or por legítimo esposo? ( frml); do you take Luis to be your lawful wedded husband? ( frml)
    aceptan cheques de viaje they take traveler's checks
    [ S ] no aceptamos devoluciones no refunds
    aceptar + INF to agree to + INF
    aceptó acompañarme he agreed to accompany me
    aceptar QUE + SUBJ:
    no acepto que me diga eso I can't accept him saying that to me
    * * *

     

    aceptar ( conjugate aceptar) verbo transitivoexcusas/invitación/cargo to accept;
    términos/condiciones to agree to;

    aceptó venir she agreed to come;
    no acepto que me digas eso I won't have you saying that to me
    aceptar verbo transitivo to accept: no acepto excusas, I won't accept any excuses

    ' aceptar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    encajar
    - entrada
    - nariz
    - negarse
    - renunciar
    - venderse
    - admitir
    - asumir
    - coger
    - creer
    - modo
    - otro
    - vacilar
    English:
    accept
    - adopt
    - board
    - fall in with
    - job
    - joke
    - jump at
    - overbook
    - reject
    - seize on
    - seize upon
    - settle for
    - take
    - take up
    - agree
    - come
    - fact
    - go
    - grip
    - have
    - honor
    - refuse
    - rise
    - share
    - term
    - turn
    * * *
    1. [regalo] to accept
    2. [admitir] to accept;
    no aceptaron sus condiciones they didn't accept her conditions;
    ¿aceptas a Enrique como tu legítimo esposo? do you take Enrique to be your lawful wedded husband?;
    no aceptará un “no” por respuesta he won't take no for an answer;
    no se aceptan cheques [en letrero] we do not take cheques;
    se aceptan donativos [en letrero] donations welcome
    * * *
    v/t accept
    * * *
    1) : to accept
    2) : to approve
    * * *
    aceptar vb to accept

    Spanish-English dictionary > aceptar

  • 57 actualmente

    adv.
    1 these days, nowadays.
    actualmente casi nadie viaja en burro hardly anyone travels by donkey nowadays
    2 at the (present) moment.
    su padre está actualmente en paradero desconocido his father's present whereabouts are unknown
    3 at present, at the present time, at the moment, for the time being.
    4 actually, really.
    * * *
    1 (hoy en día) nowadays, these days; (ahora) at present, at the moment
    * * *
    adv.
    * * *
    ADV
    1) (=en este momento) currently, at present, presently (EEUU)

    actualmente está rodando una nueva película — he's currently making a new film, he's making a new film at present

    2) (=hoy día) nowadays
    * * *

    se encuentra actualmente en Suecia — she is currently in Sweden, she is in Sweden at present

    * * *
    = at present, currently, presently, at the present.
    Ex. A number of libraries are at present involved in the conversion of their traditional card catalogues.
    Ex. Currently, online document request services are possible, but this is not usually a feature of the facilities of any but the largest co-operatives.
    Ex. The acquisitions systems is presently only available to subscribers to BOSS.
    Ex. At present, the library board consists of: a housewife, who is serving as chairwoman, a stockbroker, a retired head of the health department, an owner of a hardware store, and an attorney = En la actualidad, la comisión de biblioteca consta de un ama de casa, que actúa de presidenta, un agente de bolsa, un director del departamento de sanidad jubilado, el propietario de una ferretería y un abogado.
    * * *

    se encuentra actualmente en Suecia — she is currently in Sweden, she is in Sweden at present

    * * *
    = at present, currently, presently, at the present.

    Ex: A number of libraries are at present involved in the conversion of their traditional card catalogues.

    Ex: Currently, online document request services are possible, but this is not usually a feature of the facilities of any but the largest co-operatives.
    Ex: The acquisitions systems is presently only available to subscribers to BOSS.
    Ex: At present, the library board consists of: a housewife, who is serving as chairwoman, a stockbroker, a retired head of the health department, an owner of a hardware store, and an attorney = En la actualidad, la comisión de biblioteca consta de un ama de casa, que actúa de presidenta, un agente de bolsa, un director del departamento de sanidad jubilado, el propietario de una ferretería y un abogado.

    * * *
    antes era un lujo pero actualmente es una necesidad it used to be a luxury but nowadays it is a necessity
    se encuentra actualmente en Suecia she is currently o presently in Sweden, she is in Sweden at the moment o at present
    actualmente la situación es mucho más grave the situation today o nowadays is much more serious, the situation is now much more serious
    * * *

     

    actualmente adverbio ( hoy en día) nowadays;
    ( en este momento) at present;

    actualmente adverbio
    1 (en nuestros días) nowadays, these days
    2 (ahora mismo) at the moment, at present, now: actualmente vivo en Buenos Aires, I'm living in Buenos Aires (right) now ➣ Ver nota en actually

    ' actualmente' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    hoy
    English:
    actually
    - currently
    - going
    - have
    - now
    - nowadays
    - present
    - today
    * * *
    1. [en estos tiempos] these days, nowadays;
    actualmente casi nadie viaja en burro hardly anyone travels by donkey these days o nowadays
    2. [en este momento] at the (present) moment;
    su padre está actualmente en paradero desconocido his father's present whereabouts are unknown
    * * *
    adv at the moment
    * * *
    : at present, nowadays
    * * *
    actualmente adv at the moment

    Spanish-English dictionary > actualmente

  • 58 advertencia

    f.
    warning.
    una advertencia a word of warning
    servir de advertencia to serve as a warning
    advertencia previa advance warning
    * * *
    1 warning
    2 (consejo) piece of advice
    3 (nota) notice
    \
    * * *
    noun f.
    warning, caution
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=aviso) warning
    2) (=consejo)

    hacer una advertencia — to give some advice, give a piece of advice

    una advertencia: conviene llevar ropa de abrigo — a word of advice: take warm clothes with you

    3) (=prefacio) preface, foreword
    * * *
    femenino warning
    * * *
    = word of caution, warning, word of warning, caveat, admonition, proviso, cautionary note, cautionary word, wake-up call, admonishment, alert, heads up, warning label.
    Ex. Finally a word of caution: do not expect too much.
    Ex. No, he was not one to take off like a deer at the first warning of certain dangers.
    Ex. One word of warning before starting: products, concepts, applications of information technology are currently in a state of rapid evolution.
    Ex. But no litany of caveats should be allowed to obscure the fact that on-line searching has added a major weapon to the reference librarian's arsenal.
    Ex. One of George Santayana's dicta, which is engraved as a guiding principle in my mind, is his admonition that 'Those who ignore the past are condemned to repeat it'.
    Ex. The term thesaurus will be used here to denote such lists, with the proviso that this is strictly speaking a misuse of the term.
    Ex. The different standards involved are described with cautionary notes on their limitations and the balance between standardisation and innovation.
    Ex. The article 'A few cautionary words about electronic publishing' argues that advances in microform technology have obviously fallen far behind their potential.
    Ex. These incidents should serve as a wake-up call for libraries planning a move.
    Ex. He chose not to abide by the admonishments who warned that serving simultaneously as politician and journalist would call into question their ability to act in the best interests of the public.
    Ex. The author reviews a number of Web sites that offer product warnings and business scam alerts.
    Ex. The article is entitled ' Heads up: confronting the selection and access issues of electronic journals'.
    Ex. But one Michigan woman says the candies are so chewy, they should come with a warning label.
    ----
    * advertencia de suspensión = caveat emptor.
    * advertencia sanitaria = health warning.
    * a modo de advertencia = cautionary.
    * aviso de advertencia = warning label.
    * dar una advertencia = raise + caveat, issue + warning.
    * disparo de advertencia = warning shot.
    * etiqueta de advertencia = warning label.
    * hacer una advertencia = raise + caveat.
    * llamada de advertencia = wake-up call.
    * nota de advertencia = warning label.
    * señal de advertencia = safety notice.
    * * *
    femenino warning
    * * *
    = word of caution, warning, word of warning, caveat, admonition, proviso, cautionary note, cautionary word, wake-up call, admonishment, alert, heads up, warning label.

    Ex: Finally a word of caution: do not expect too much.

    Ex: No, he was not one to take off like a deer at the first warning of certain dangers.
    Ex: One word of warning before starting: products, concepts, applications of information technology are currently in a state of rapid evolution.
    Ex: But no litany of caveats should be allowed to obscure the fact that on-line searching has added a major weapon to the reference librarian's arsenal.
    Ex: One of George Santayana's dicta, which is engraved as a guiding principle in my mind, is his admonition that 'Those who ignore the past are condemned to repeat it'.
    Ex: The term thesaurus will be used here to denote such lists, with the proviso that this is strictly speaking a misuse of the term.
    Ex: The different standards involved are described with cautionary notes on their limitations and the balance between standardisation and innovation.
    Ex: The article 'A few cautionary words about electronic publishing' argues that advances in microform technology have obviously fallen far behind their potential.
    Ex: These incidents should serve as a wake-up call for libraries planning a move.
    Ex: He chose not to abide by the admonishments who warned that serving simultaneously as politician and journalist would call into question their ability to act in the best interests of the public.
    Ex: The author reviews a number of Web sites that offer product warnings and business scam alerts.
    Ex: The article is entitled ' Heads up: confronting the selection and access issues of electronic journals'.
    Ex: But one Michigan woman says the candies are so chewy, they should come with a warning label.
    * advertencia de suspensión = caveat emptor.
    * advertencia sanitaria = health warning.
    * a modo de advertencia = cautionary.
    * aviso de advertencia = warning label.
    * dar una advertencia = raise + caveat, issue + warning.
    * disparo de advertencia = warning shot.
    * etiqueta de advertencia = warning label.
    * hacer una advertencia = raise + caveat.
    * llamada de advertencia = wake-up call.
    * nota de advertencia = warning label.
    * señal de advertencia = safety notice.

    * * *
    1 (amonestación) warning
    es la última advertencia que te hago this is your last warning
    que les sirva de advertencia let it be a warning to them
    2
    (consejo): no hizo caso de mis advertencias he ignored my advice
    * * *

    advertencia sustantivo femenino
    warning;

    advertencia sustantivo femenino warning

    ' advertencia' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    aviso
    - no
    - atender
    - eh
    English:
    caution
    - tip-off
    - warning
    - word
    * * *
    warning;
    servir de advertencia to serve as a warning;
    los expertos han lanzado una advertencia preocupante the experts have issued a worrying warning;
    no hizo caso de mi advertencia she ignored my warning
    * * *
    f warning
    * * *
    aviso: warning
    * * *
    advertencia n warning

    Spanish-English dictionary > advertencia

  • 59 ahora

    adv.
    1 now.
    ahora mismo right now
    ahora es el momento de… now is the time to…
    ahora o nunca it's now or never
    a partir de ahora, de ahora en adelante from now on
    ahora que lo dices,… now (that) you mention it,…
    ahora que soy más viejo, ya no pienso igual now (that) I'm older I think differently
    hasta ahora sólo se han presentado dos voluntarios so far only two people have volunteered
    por ahora for the time being
    2 just now, a few minutes ago (hace poco).
    he leído tu mensaje ahora I've just read your message
    se acaban de marchar ahora mismo they just left a few moments ago, they've just left
    conj.
    but, however (pero).
    * * *
    2 (hace un momento) just a moment ago
    3 (dentro de un momento) in a minute, shortly
    1 (adversativa) however
    gana poco; ahora, tampoco trabaja mucho he doesn't earn very much; but then, he doesn't work very hard
    \
    ahora bien but, however
    ahora o nunca now or never
    hasta ahora until now, so far
    por ahora for the time being
    * * *
    adv.
    1) now
    - hasta ahora
    * * *
    1. ADV
    1) (=en este momento) now

    de ahora en adelantefrom now on

    de ahora — of today

    la juventud de ahora — the youth of today, today's youth

    desde ahora — from now on

    hasta ahora — up to now, so far

    ahora mismoright now

    a partir de ahora — from now on

    por ahora — for the moment, for now

    ahora quenow that

    ahora que lo pienso — come to think of it, now that I think of it

    ahora resulta que... — now it turns out that...

    ahora sí que me voy — I'm definitely going this time

    2) (=hace poco) just now

    ahora tiempo Chile a while ago

    ahora último Chile recently

    3) (=enseguida) in a minute

    ahora mismo voy — I'll be right there, I'll be there in a minute

    ¡hasta ahora! — see you in a minute!

    2. CONJ
    1) (=sin embargo)

    ahora, yo entiendo que eso no fue lo acordado — I understand, though, that that is not what was agreed

    es muy barato; ahora, si no te gusta no lo compro — it's very cheap; then again, if you don't like it I won't buy it

    ahora bienhowever

    ahora quealthough

    es listo, ahora que bastante vago — he's bright, although quite lazy

    2) [uso distributivo]

    ahora la quitan, ahora la ponen — one minute they take it away, the next they put it back

    la ducha escocesa, ahora caliente, ahora fría — the Scottish shower - one minute hot, the next cold

    * * *
    1)

    hasta ahoraso far o up to now

    de ahora en adelante or desde ahora — from now on

    b) (inmediatamente, pronto)

    hasta ahora! — (esp Esp) see you soon!

    c) ( hace un momento) a moment ago

    ahora último — (Chi) recently

    2)

    ésta es mi sugerencia. Ahora, si tú tienes una idea mejor... — that's my advice. Of course, if you have a better idea...

    b)
    * * *
    = now, in present times, at present time, at this moment in time.
    Ex. The article 'The ABC of CD: where is CD-ROM now?' is a basic introduction to CD-ROMs.
    Ex. The question of ideological thought (in the sense of a veiled interest-determined trend of thought) is again rearing its head in present times.
    Ex. The research project explored the ways in which information is used in the UK at present time.
    Ex. While people dominate at this moment in time, they are altering their environment and, at some future point, will become extinct, giving way to dominance by another organism.
    ----
    * ahora bien = now.
    * ahora más que nunca = now more than ever.
    * ahora mismo = right now, just now.
    * ahora que lo menciono = speaking of which.
    * ahora que pienso... = while I think of it....
    * antes de ahora = before now.
    * a partir de ahora = from now on, from this point on, henceforth, as of now.
    * a partir de ahora y + Cuantificador + algunos años = for + Cuantificador + years to come.
    * de ahora en adelante = from now on, from this point on.
    * desde + Fecha + hasta ahora = from + Fecha + to the present.
    * el mejor hasta ahora = the best yet.
    * el mejor que ha hecho hasta ahora = Posesivo + best yet.
    * entonces al igual que ahora = then as now.
    * hasta ahora = as yet, hitherto, so far, thus far, to date, up to now, yet, heretofore, all along, up to this point, by now, as of today, until now, up until now, up till now, till now.
    * hasta ahora, todo bien = so far, so good.
    * justo ahora = right now, just now.
    * por ahora = as of right now, as yet, at present, at the moment, at this point, for the present, for the time being, just yet, for now, at this time, as of now, at the present, by now, for the nonce.
    * por ahora todo va bien = so far, so good.
    * ¿Y ahora qué? = What's next?, What next?.
    * * *
    1)

    hasta ahoraso far o up to now

    de ahora en adelante or desde ahora — from now on

    b) (inmediatamente, pronto)

    hasta ahora! — (esp Esp) see you soon!

    c) ( hace un momento) a moment ago

    ahora último — (Chi) recently

    2)

    ésta es mi sugerencia. Ahora, si tú tienes una idea mejor... — that's my advice. Of course, if you have a better idea...

    b)
    * * *
    = now, in present times, at present time, at this moment in time.

    Ex: The article 'The ABC of CD: where is CD-ROM now?' is a basic introduction to CD-ROMs.

    Ex: The question of ideological thought (in the sense of a veiled interest-determined trend of thought) is again rearing its head in present times.
    Ex: The research project explored the ways in which information is used in the UK at present time.
    Ex: While people dominate at this moment in time, they are altering their environment and, at some future point, will become extinct, giving way to dominance by another organism.
    * ahora bien = now.
    * ahora más que nunca = now more than ever.
    * ahora mismo = right now, just now.
    * ahora que lo menciono = speaking of which.
    * ahora que pienso... = while I think of it....
    * antes de ahora = before now.
    * a partir de ahora = from now on, from this point on, henceforth, as of now.
    * a partir de ahora y + Cuantificador + algunos años = for + Cuantificador + years to come.
    * de ahora en adelante = from now on, from this point on.
    * desde + Fecha + hasta ahora = from + Fecha + to the present.
    * el mejor hasta ahora = the best yet.
    * el mejor que ha hecho hasta ahora = Posesivo + best yet.
    * entonces al igual que ahora = then as now.
    * hasta ahora = as yet, hitherto, so far, thus far, to date, up to now, yet, heretofore, all along, up to this point, by now, as of today, until now, up until now, up till now, till now.
    * hasta ahora, todo bien = so far, so good.
    * justo ahora = right now, just now.
    * por ahora = as of right now, as yet, at present, at the moment, at this point, for the present, for the time being, just yet, for now, at this time, as of now, at the present, by now, for the nonce.
    * por ahora todo va bien = so far, so good.
    * ¿Y ahora qué? = What's next?, What next?.

    * * *
    A
    entonces ganaba más que ahora I was earning more then than (I am) now
    ¡ahora me lo dices! now you tell me!
    ahora que está lloviendo se le ocurre salir now that it's raining he wants to go out
    ¡ahora sí que la hemos hecho buena! ( fam); now we've done it! ( colloq), now we've really gone and done it! ( colloq)
    la juventud de ahora young people today, the youth of today
    ahora que lo pienso now I come to think of it
    ahora que lo dices now you (come to) mention it
    problemas hasta ahora insolubles hitherto insoluble problems
    hasta ahora sólo hemos recibido tres ofertas so far o up to now we have only received three offers
    de ahora en adelante or desde ahora from now on
    de entonces a ahora or desde entonces hasta ahora since then, between then and now
    por ahora va todo bien everything's going all right so far
    ¿te puedes arreglar con 1.000 pesos por ahora? can you make do with 1,000 pesos for the time being o for now?
    2
    (inmediatamente, pronto): hazlo ahora mismo do it right now o right away o this instant o this minute
    ahora te lo muestro I'll show it to you in a minute o second o moment
    ¡ahora voy! I'm coming!
    ¡hasta ahora! see you soon!
    3 (hace un momento) a moment ago
    lo acabo de comprar ahora I've just this minute bought it, I just bought it a few moments o minutes ago
    ahora último ( Chi); recently
    ahora tiempo ( Chi); not so long ago
    B
    1 ( indep)
    (con sentido adversativo): ésta es mi sugerencia. Ahora, si tú tienes una idea mejor … that's my advice. Of course, if you have a better idea …
    no pagan mucho. Ahora, el trabajo es muy fácil they don't pay very well. Mind you, it's very easy work
    2
    ahora bien ( indep) however
    * * *

     

    ahora adverbio
    1


    la juventud de ahora young people today;
    hasta ahora so far, up to now;
    de ahora en adelante from now on;
    por ahora for the time being;
    por ahora va todo bien everything's going all right so far
    b) (inmediatamente, pronto):

    ahora mismo right now o away;

    ahora te lo muestro I'll show it to you in a minute o second o moment;
    ¡ahora voy! I'm coming!;
    ¡hasta ahora! (esp Esp) see you soon!

    2

    ahora
    I adverbio
    1 (en este instante) now ➣ Ver nota en now 2 (hace muy poco) ahora mismo acabo de verle, I've just seen him
    (dentro de muy poco) ahora mismo iba a salir, I'm just leaving
    ahora vuelvo, I'll be right back 3 de ahora en adelante, from now on
    hasta ahora, (hasta el momento) until now, so far
    (hasta luego) see you later
    por a., for the time being
    II conj ahora bien, (sin embargo) however
    (admitido esto) well then
    ' ahora' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    actualmente
    - ahorita
    - apear
    - bien
    - consabida
    - consabido
    - derrumbarse
    - desahogo
    - despistada
    - despistado
    - doble
    - estar
    - estirón
    - explicarse
    - golpista
    - hormigueo
    - justa
    - justo
    - ligadura
    - mando
    - media
    - misma
    - mismo
    - mullida
    - mullido
    - paro
    - partir
    - penitencia
    - pereza
    - prematura
    - prematuro
    - que
    - resultar
    - salir
    - servir
    - teléfono
    - tripa
    - ubicarse
    - vaya
    - vestidura
    - vivir
    - acercar
    - adelante
    - aprovechar
    - cuando
    - dejar
    - desear
    - destinado
    - duda
    - enterarse
    English:
    all
    - anything
    - apart
    - at
    - attain
    - billion
    - central
    - colour
    - come
    - currently
    - dad
    - daddy
    - directly
    - else
    - far
    - for
    - forward
    - from
    - fund
    - future
    - granite
    - hence
    - henceforth
    - hereafter
    - hitherto
    - just
    - lease
    - light
    - meantime
    - middle
    - military
    - muddy
    - now
    - occasion
    - on
    - only
    - onward
    - onwards
    - presently
    - procrastinate
    - queer
    - report
    - right
    - shall
    - should
    - step
    - stress
    - study
    - this
    - time
    * * *
    adv
    1. [en el presente] now;
    ahora los jóvenes se entretienen de otra manera young people today have different forms of entertainment;
    ¿no has querido comer? ahora te aguantas hasta la hora de la cena so you didn't eat your lunch up? well, you're just going to have to wait until dinnertime now;
    un territorio hasta ahora inexplorado a region as yet unexplored;
    hasta ahora sólo se han presentado dos voluntarios so far only two people have volunteered;
    Fam
    ahora sí que la hemos fastidiado we've really gone and blown it now;
    Fam
    ahora lo harás porque lo digo yo you'll do it because I jolly well say so;
    ya verás como ahora lo consigues just wait and see, you'll manage it this time;
    ¡ahora caigo! [ahora comprendo] now I understand!;
    [ahora recuerdo] now I remember!;
    ahora mismo right now;
    ahora o nunca it's now or never;
    ahora me entero it's the first I've heard of it, that's news to me;
    ¿sabías que no hace falta hacer eso? – ¡ahora me entero! did you know you don't need to do that? – now you tell me!;
    a partir de ahora, de ahora en adelante from now on;
    RP
    de ahora en más from now on;
    por ahora for the time being;
    por ahora no hemos tenido ningún problema we haven't had any problems so far;
    ahora que lo pienso, no fue una película tan mala come to think of it, it wasn't that bad a film
    2. [pronto] in a second;
    ahora cuando venga descubriremos la verdad we'll find out the truth in a moment, when she gets here;
    ahora voy, déjame terminar let me finish, I'm coming in a minute;
    justo ahora iba a llamarte I was just about to phone o Br ring you this minute;
    lo voy a hacer ahora mismo, en cuanto acabe de planchar I'll do it just as soon as I've finished the ironing
    3. [hace poco] just now, a few minutes ago;
    he leído tu mensaje ahora I've just read your message;
    se acaban de marchar ahora mismo they just left a few moments ago, they've just left
    conj
    1.
    ahora…ahora [ya… ya] [m5]ahora habla, ahora canta one minute she's talking, the next she's singing
    2. [pero] but, however;
    éste es mi plan, ahora, no vengas si no quieres that's my plan, but of course you don't have to come if you don't want to;
    tienes razón, ahora, que la historia no está completa you're right, mind you, the story isn't finished yet
    ahora bien loc conj
    but;
    * * *
    adv
    1 ( pronto) in a moment;
    ¡hasta ahora! see you soon!
    2 (en este momento) now;
    ahora mismo right now;
    por ahora for the present, for the time being;
    desde ahora, de ahora en adelante from now on;
    ahora que now that;
    es ahora o nunca it’s now or never
    3
    :
    ahora bien however;
    y ¿ahora qué?, esperas que … and then you expect …
    * * *
    ahora adv
    1) : now
    2)
    ahora mismo : right now
    3)
    hasta ahora : so far
    4)
    por ahora : for the time being
    * * *
    ahora adv
    2. (enseguida) in a minute / shortly
    ahora vuelvo I'll be back in a minute / I'll be right back
    hasta ahora up to now / so far
    ¡hasta ahora! see you soon!

    Spanish-English dictionary > ahora

  • 60 alguno

    adj.
    at all, of any kind.
    No hay dinero alguno en mi bolsillo There is no money at all in my pocket.
    pron.
    1 any one, a particular one, some.
    2 someone, anybody, anyone, somebody.
    * * *
    1 (afirmativo) some; (interrogativo, negativo) any
    ¿ha habido alguna llamada? has anyone phoned?, have there been any phone calls?
    1 (afirmativo) someone, somebody; (interrogativo, negativo) anybody
    \
    alguno que otro some, a few
    * * *
    1. (f. - alguna)
    pron.
    someone, somebody
    - algunos
    - algunas
    2. (f. - alguna)
    adj.
    1) some, any
    2) not any, not at all (in negative sentences)
    * * *
    alguno, -a
    1. ADJ
    ( antes de sm sing algún)
    1) [antes de s] [en oraciones afirmativas] some; [en oraciones interrogativas, condicionales] any

    ¿conoces algún hotel barato? — do you know a cheap hotel?

    hubo alguna que otra nube — there were one or two clouds, there was the odd cloud

    en alguna partesomewhere

    alguna vez[en oraciones afirmativas] at some point; [en oraciones interrogativas, condicionales] ever

    ¿has estado alguna vez en Nueva York? — have you ever been to New York?

    2) [después de s]

    sin interés alguno — without the slightest interest

    sin valor alguno — completely worthless

    duda
    3) pl algunos (=varios) several
    2. PRON
    1) (=objeto) one

    de entre tantas camisas, seguro que alguna te gustará — out of all these shirts, there's bound to be one that you like

    alguno que otroone or two

    2) (=persona) someone, somebody

    siempre hay alguno que protestathere is always one o someone o somebody who complains

    alguno de ellosone of them

    3) pl algunos (=cosas) some, some of them; (=personas) some, some of us/you etc

    vinieron algunos, pero no todos — some of them came, but not all

    ALGUNO, ALGO "Some" y "any" en oraciones afirmativas e interrogativas Fras es afirmativas En frases afirmativas debe usarse some o las formas compuestas de some: He leído algunos artículos interesantes sobre el tema I have read some interesting articles on the subject Algunos no están de acuerdo Some people disagree He comprado algo para ti I've bought something for you Fras es interrogativasEn frases interrogativas que expresan algún tipo de ofrecimiento o petición y cuya respuesta se espera que sea positiva, también debe emplearse la forma some {etc}: Tienes muchos libros. ¿Me dejas alguno? You've got lots of books. Can I borrow some? ► En el resto de las frases interrogativas, empléese any o las formas compuestas de any: ¿Se te ocurre alguna otra idea? Do you have any other ideas? ¿Hay algún sitio donde podamos escondernos? Is there anywhere we can hide? Fras es condicionales La construcción si + ((verbo)) + algo o algún/ alguna {etc} se traduce al inglés por if + ((sujeto)) + ((verbo)) + any {o} some, {etc}: Si necesitas algo, dímelo If you need anything, let me know Si quiere algunas cintas, no deje de pedirlas If you would like some tapes, don't hesitate to ask Hay que tener en cuenta que some se utiliza cuando tenemos más certeza de que la condición se vaya a cumplir. Para otros usos y ejemplos ver algo, alguno see NINGUNO
    * * *
    I
    - na adjetivo

    algún díasome o one day

    b) (en frases interrogativas, condicionales, etc) any

    ¿tocas algún instrumento? — do you play any instruments?

    si tienes algún problema — if there's any problem, if you have any problems

    ¿te dio algún recado para mí? — did she give you a message for me?

    hace algunos añossome years ago o a few years ago

    algún or alguno que otro/alguna que otra: escribió algún que otro artículo he wrote one or two articles; algún or alguno que otro lujo the odd luxury; he ido alguna que otra vez I've been once or twice; alguna que otra vez vamos al cine — we go to the cinema now and then

    II
    - na pronombre
    a) (cosa, persona indeterminada) one
    b) (en frases interrogativas, condicionales, etc)

    buscaba una guía ¿tiene alguna? — I was looking for a guide, do you have one o any?

    he visto alguna or algunas — I've seen some

    * * *
    = one or other, some.
    Ex. The array of data bases available through one or other of the online hosts is rapidly expanding.
    Ex. The banning of The Times newspapers by some local authorities has been a case in question.
    ----
    * alguna que otra vez = from time to time, every once in a while, occasional, every now and then, every now and again.
    * algunas personas = some people.
    * algunas veces = sometimes, from time to time, occasionally.
    * alguna vez = ever, on any one occasion.
    * algún día = one day.
    * algunos = a few, some people.
    * algunos años más tarde = some years on.
    * algunos lo aman, otros lo odian = love it or loathe it.
    * algunos otros + Nombre = various other + Nombre.
    * algún tiempo = awhile.
    * algún tipo de = some, some sort of.
    * algún tipo de + Nombre = one kind of + Nombre + or another.
    * a partir de ahora y durante + Cuantificador + algunos años = for + Cuantificador + years to come.
    * de alguna manera = some way.
    * de alguna otra forma = in any other way.
    * de algún modo = some way.
    * de algún tiempo a esta parte = for some time now.
    * desde hace algún tiempo = for days.
    * durante algunos años = over a period of years.
    * durante algún tiempo = for days.
    * en alguna ocasión = on any one occasion.
    * en algún lugar = at some point.
    * en algún momento = at some point, at one time or another.
    * en algunos casos = in some cases.
    * en algunos grupos = in some quarters.
    * en algunos grupos de la población = in some quarters.
    * en algunos sectores = in some quarters.
    * en algunos sectores de la población = in some quarters.
    * en el transcurso de algunos años = over a period of years.
    * estar tramando alguna barrabasada = be up to no good, get up to + no good.
    * hace algún tiempo = a while back, some while ago, sometime back.
    * para alguna gente = to some people.
    * para algunas personas = to some people.
    * para alguno = to some.
    * por decirlo de alguna manera = so to speak.
    * por decirlo de algún modo = in a manner of speaking, so to speak.
    * por mencionar sólo algunos = to mention only a few.
    * si alguna vez lo fue = if it ever was.
    * sin causa alguna = for no reason, for no specific reason, for no particular reason, for no good reason.
    * sin coste alguno = without cost, without charge, free of charge, free of cost, cost free, for free, at no charge, at no cost.
    * sin costo adicional alguno = at no extra charge.
    * sin fundamento alguno = without any basis.
    * sin razón alguna = for no reason, for no specific reason, for no particular reason, for no good reason.
    * tener alguna posibilidad = have + a fighting chance.
    * tener alguna posibilidad de triunfar = have + a fighting chance.
    * ya hace algún tiempo = for quite some time.
    * * *
    I
    - na adjetivo

    algún díasome o one day

    b) (en frases interrogativas, condicionales, etc) any

    ¿tocas algún instrumento? — do you play any instruments?

    si tienes algún problema — if there's any problem, if you have any problems

    ¿te dio algún recado para mí? — did she give you a message for me?

    hace algunos añossome years ago o a few years ago

    algún or alguno que otro/alguna que otra: escribió algún que otro artículo he wrote one or two articles; algún or alguno que otro lujo the odd luxury; he ido alguna que otra vez I've been once or twice; alguna que otra vez vamos al cine — we go to the cinema now and then

    II
    - na pronombre
    a) (cosa, persona indeterminada) one
    b) (en frases interrogativas, condicionales, etc)

    buscaba una guía ¿tiene alguna? — I was looking for a guide, do you have one o any?

    he visto alguna or algunas — I've seen some

    * * *
    = one or other, some.

    Ex: The array of data bases available through one or other of the online hosts is rapidly expanding.

    Ex: The banning of The Times newspapers by some local authorities has been a case in question.
    * alguna que otra vez = from time to time, every once in a while, occasional, every now and then, every now and again.
    * algunas personas = some people.
    * algunas veces = sometimes, from time to time, occasionally.
    * alguna vez = ever, on any one occasion.
    * algún día = one day.
    * algunos = a few, some people.
    * algunos años más tarde = some years on.
    * algunos lo aman, otros lo odian = love it or loathe it.
    * algunos otros + Nombre = various other + Nombre.
    * algún tiempo = awhile.
    * algún tipo de = some, some sort of.
    * algún tipo de + Nombre = one kind of + Nombre + or another.
    * a partir de ahora y durante + Cuantificador + algunos años = for + Cuantificador + years to come.
    * de alguna manera = some way.
    * de alguna otra forma = in any other way.
    * de algún modo = some way.
    * de algún tiempo a esta parte = for some time now.
    * desde hace algún tiempo = for days.
    * durante algunos años = over a period of years.
    * durante algún tiempo = for days.
    * en alguna ocasión = on any one occasion.
    * en algún lugar = at some point.
    * en algún momento = at some point, at one time or another.
    * en algunos casos = in some cases.
    * en algunos grupos = in some quarters.
    * en algunos grupos de la población = in some quarters.
    * en algunos sectores = in some quarters.
    * en algunos sectores de la población = in some quarters.
    * en el transcurso de algunos años = over a period of years.
    * estar tramando alguna barrabasada = be up to no good, get up to + no good.
    * hace algún tiempo = a while back, some while ago, sometime back.
    * para alguna gente = to some people.
    * para algunas personas = to some people.
    * para alguno = to some.
    * por decirlo de alguna manera = so to speak.
    * por decirlo de algún modo = in a manner of speaking, so to speak.
    * por mencionar sólo algunos = to mention only a few.
    * si alguna vez lo fue = if it ever was.
    * sin causa alguna = for no reason, for no specific reason, for no particular reason, for no good reason.
    * sin coste alguno = without cost, without charge, free of charge, free of cost, cost free, for free, at no charge, at no cost.
    * sin costo adicional alguno = at no extra charge.
    * sin fundamento alguno = without any basis.
    * sin razón alguna = for no reason, for no specific reason, for no particular reason, for no good reason.
    * tener alguna posibilidad = have + a fighting chance.
    * tener alguna posibilidad de triunfar = have + a fighting chance.
    * ya hace algún tiempo = for quite some time.

    * * *
    alguno1 -na
    siempre surge algún contratiempo something o some problem always crops up
    algún día some o one day
    en algún lugar seguro somewhere safe
    2 (en frases interrogativas, condicionales, etc) any
    ¿tocas algún instrumento? do you play an instrument o any instruments?
    ¿tiene alguna falta? are there any mistakes?
    ¿te dio algún recado para mí? did she give you a message for me?
    si tienes algún problema me lo dices if there's any problem o if you have any problems o if you have a problem, let me know
    3
    (indicando una cantidad indeterminada): esto tiene alguna importancia this is of some importance
    hace algunos años some years ago o a few years ago
    sólo me quedan tres tazas y algún plato I only have three cups and a plate or two left
    fuera de algún artículo de crítica no ha escrito casi nada apart from the odd review o apart from one or two reviews he has hardly written anything
    algún or alguno que otro/alguna que otra: me gustó alguna que otra de sus acuarelas I liked a few o one or two of her watercolors
    algún or alguno que otro lujo the odd luxury
    alguna que otra vez once or twice, on the odd occasion
    (con valor negativo): esto no lo afectará en modo alguno this won't affect it in the slightest o at all
    (una persona indeterminada): no hay semana en que alguno de ellos no me dé un disgusto not a week passes without one of them upsetting me
    siempre hay alguno que no está conforme there's always someone who doesn't agree
    fue en alguna de esas revistas que lo leí I read it in one of those magazines
    2
    (en frases interrogativas, condicionales, etc): buscaba una guía ilustrada ¿tiene alguna? I was looking for an illustrated guide, do you have one o any?
    si tuviera alguno te lo prestaría if I had one I'd lend it to you
    3 (una cantidad indeterminadade personas) some (people); (— de cosas) some
    algunos creen que fue así some (people) believe that was the case
    para alguno, es lo más importante for some, it's the most important thing
    he visto alguna or algunas I've seen some
    * * *

     

    alguno 1
    ◊ -na adjetivo

    1 ( delante del n)

    algún día some o one day;

    en algún lugar somewhere
    b) (en frases interrogativas, condicionales, etc) any;

    ¿tocas algún instrumento? do you play any instruments?;

    si tienes algún problema if there's any problem, if you have any problems


    hace algunos años some years ago, a few years ago;
    me quedan tres tazas y algún plato I have three cups and one or two plates;
    escribió algún que otro artículo he wrote one or two articles
    2 ( detrás del n) ( con valor negativo):
    esto no lo afectará en modo alguno this won't affect it in the slightest o at all

    alguno 2
    ◊ -na pronombre

    a) (cosa, persona indeterminada) one;


    siempre hay alguno que no está conforme there's always someone who doesn't agree
    b) (en frases interrogativas, condicionales, etc):

    buscaba una guía ¿tiene alguna? I was looking for a guide, do you have one o any?;

    si tuviera alguno if I had one

    (— de cosas) some;

    he visto algunas I've seen some;
    he tenido alguno que otro I've had one or two
    alguno,-a
    I adjetivo
    1 (afirmativo) some: algunos críticos elogiaron la obra, some critics praised the work
    algunas veces me río sin motivo, some times I laugh for no reason
    alguna que otra vez, now and then
    2 (interrogativo) any: ¿tienes alguna cita para mañana?, have you any appointments for tomorrow?
    3 (negativo) not at all: en este crimen no hay móvil alguno, there's no motive at all for this crime
    II pron indef
    1 someone, somebody
    alguno que otro, someone or other 2 algunos,-as, some (people)
    ' alguno' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    algún
    - alguna
    - inconveniente
    - vínculo
    - compromiso
    English:
    aimlessly
    - any
    - anybody
    - care
    - some
    - either
    - odd
    * * *
    alguno, -a algún is used instead of alguno before masculine singular nouns (e.g. algún día some day).
    adj
    1. [indeterminado] some;
    [en frases interrogativas] any;
    ¿tienes algún libro? do you have any books?;
    ¿tiene algún otro color? do you have any other colours?;
    algún día some o one day;
    en algún lugar somewhere;
    tiene que estar en algún lugar it must be somewhere or other;
    compró algunas cosas he bought a few things;
    ha surgido algún (que otro) problema the odd problem has come up;
    si tuvieras alguna duda me lo dices should you have any queries, let me know
    2. [en frases negativas] any;
    no tiene importancia alguna it's of no importance whatsoever;
    no tengo interés alguno (en hacerlo) I'm not in the least (bit) interested (in doing it);
    en modo alguno in no way;
    no vamos a permitir que este contratiempo nos afecte en modo alguno we're not going to allow this setback to affect us in any way
    pron
    1. [persona] someone, somebody;
    * * *
    I adj
    1 en frases afirmativas some;
    alguno que otro de sus libros a few of his books;
    alguno que otro jueves occasionally on a Thursday;
    fumo alguno que otro cigarrillo de vez en cuando I smoke the odd cigarette, I have a cigarette from time to time;
    de modo alguno in the slightest, at all;
    en alguna parte somewhere
    no la influyó de modo alguno it didn’t influence her in any way;
    si alguna vez … if at any time …
    II pron: persona someone, somebody;
    algunos opinan que some people think that;
    alguno se podrá usar objeto we’ll be able to use some of them;
    si alguno de vosotros/aquéllos … if one of you/them …
    * * *
    1) : some, any
    algún día: someday, one day
    2) (in negative constructions) : not any, not at all
    no tengo noticia alguna: I have no news at all
    3)
    algunas veces : sometimes
    alguno, -na pron
    1) : one, someone, somebody
    alguno de ellos: one of them
    2) algunos, -nas pron pl
    : some, a few
    algunos quieren trabajar: some want to work
    * * *
    alguno1 adj
    ¿conoces algún restaurante barato? do you know any cheap restaurants?
    3. (en frase negativas) no / not... any
    ¿has estado alguna vez en Santander? have you ever been to Santander?
    alguno2 pron
    1. (singular) one
    2. (plural) some

    Spanish-English dictionary > alguno

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