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  • 1 ahí

    adv.
    there.
    * * *
    1 there, in that place
    \
    de ahí que hence, therefore
    por ahí (lugar) round there 2 (aproximadamente) more or less
    * * *
    adv.
    * * *
    ADV
    1) [en un lugar] there

    ¿Nina, estás ahí? — Nina, are you there?

    ahí abajodown there

    ahí arribaup there

    ahí dentro — in there, inside

    ahí fuera — out there, outside

    ahí mero Méx

    ahí mismoright there

    ahí no más LAm right (near) here

    por ahí — [indicando dirección] that way; [indicando posición] over there

    hoy podemos ir a cenar por ahí — we can go out for dinner tonight, we can eat out tonight

    ¿no dicen por ahí que vivimos en un país libre? — don't they say we live in a free country?

    por ahí se le ocurre llamar Cono Sur he might think to phone

    ahí tienethere you are

    ¡ahí va!, ahí va el balón, ¡cógelo! — there goes the ball, catch it!

    ¡ahí va, qué bonito! — wow, it's lovely!

    ¡ahí va, no me había dado cuenta de que eras tú! — well well! I didn't realise it was you

    ahí donde lo ves, come más que tú y yo juntos — believe it or not he eats more than you and me put together

    2) [en una situación]

    ¡ahí está el problema! — that's the problem!

    ahí está, por ejemplo, el caso de Luis — there's the case of Luis, for example

    ahí estaba yo, con casi cincuenta años, y todavía soltero — there was I, about to turn fifty, and still a bachelor

    -¿está mejor tu mujer? -ahí anda o LAm ahí va — "is your wife better?" - "she's doing all right"

    ¡hombre, haber empezado por ahí! — why didn't you say so before!

    de ahí — that's why

    de ahí las quejas de los inquilinos — that's why the tenants are complaining, hence the tenants' complaints frm

    de ahí se deduce que... — from that it follows that...

    hasta ahí, hasta ahí llego yo — I can work that much out for myself

    bueno, hasta ahí de acuerdo — well, I agree with you up to there o that point

    ¡hasta ahí podíamos llegar! — what a nerve!, that's the limit!, can you credit it!

    he ahí el dilema — that's the dilemma, there you have the dilemma

    ahí sí que LAm

    si hubiéramos ido más rápido, ahí sí que nos matamos — if we'd gone any faster, we'd definitely have been killed

    3) [en el tiempo]

    ahí mismo LAm

    ahí no más Chile there and then

    a partir de ahí — from then on

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    1)
    a) ( en el espacio) there

    ahí está/viene — there he is/here he comes

    ahí arriba/abajo — up/down there

    ahí mismo or (AmL) nomás o (Méx) mero — right o just there

    debe estar como a 200 pesetas - sí, por ahí anda — it must be about 200 pesetas - yes, that's about right

    ahí sí que — (AmL)

    de ahí a que: de ahí a que venga es otra cosa — whether or not he actually comes is another matter

    2)
    b)

    de ahí que — (+ subj)

    3) ( en el tiempo) then

    ahí es cuando... — that's when...

    4) (AmL) ( más o menos)

    ¿cómo sigue tu abuelo? - ahí anda — how's your grandfather getting on? - oh, so-so

    * * *
    Ex. The ASLIB handbook of special library and information work discusses literature searching techniques and the role of literature guides therein.
    ----
    * ahí está el problema = herein lies the rub, there's the rub.
    * ahí está la dificultad = herein lies the rub, there's the rub.
    * andar por ahí = go + (a)round, be out and about, get out and about.
    * de ahí = therefrom.
    * de ahí que = hence.
    * en algún lugar (de por ahí) = somewhere out there.
    * ir por ahí = go + (a)round, be out and about, get out and about.
    * no quedarse ahí = there + be + more to it than that.
    * por ahí = out there.
    * sueltos por ahí = hanging about.
    * * *
    1)
    a) ( en el espacio) there

    ahí está/viene — there he is/here he comes

    ahí arriba/abajo — up/down there

    ahí mismo or (AmL) nomás o (Méx) mero — right o just there

    debe estar como a 200 pesetas - sí, por ahí anda — it must be about 200 pesetas - yes, that's about right

    ahí sí que — (AmL)

    de ahí a que: de ahí a que venga es otra cosa — whether or not he actually comes is another matter

    2)
    b)

    de ahí que — (+ subj)

    3) ( en el tiempo) then

    ahí es cuando... — that's when...

    4) (AmL) ( más o menos)

    ¿cómo sigue tu abuelo? - ahí anda — how's your grandfather getting on? - oh, so-so

    * * *

    Ex: The ASLIB handbook of special library and information work discusses literature searching techniques and the role of literature guides therein.

    * ahí está el problema = herein lies the rub, there's the rub.
    * ahí está la dificultad = herein lies the rub, there's the rub.
    * andar por ahí = go + (a)round, be out and about, get out and about.
    * de ahí = therefrom.
    * de ahí que = hence.
    * en algún lugar (de por ahí) = somewhere out there.
    * ir por ahí = go + (a)round, be out and about, get out and about.
    * no quedarse ahí = there + be + more to it than that.
    * por ahí = out there.
    * sueltos por ahí = hanging about.

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    A
    ¿qué tienes ahí? what have you got there?
    ¿y Juan? — ahí está/viene where's Juan? — there he is/here he comes now
    ahí arriba/abajo up/down there
    ¡bájate de ahí! get down from there!
    no, ahí no, allí no, not there, (over) there
    está ahí nomás or no más, a la vuelta ( AmL); it's only just around the corner
    lo dejé ahí mismo or ( Méx) ahí mero I left it right o just there
    para egoísta ahí tienes a tu primo if we're talking about selfishness you need look no further than your cousin
    2 ( en locs):
    por ahí somewhere
    he debido dejarlo por ahí I must have left it somewhere
    siempre anda por ahí she's always out somewhere
    por ahí hay quien dice que … there are those who say that …
    debe estar como a 2 euros — sí, por ahí anda it must be about 2 euros — yes, that's about right o yes, round about that
    tendrá unos 35 años o por ahí he must be 35 or so, he must be around 35
    por ahí se le da por venir ( RPl); he may decide to come
    ahí sí que ( AmL): ahí sí que me cogiste or ( RPl) agarraste or ( Chi) pillaste you've really got me there! ( colloq)
    ahí me/se las den todas ( fam); I/he couldn't care less o couldn't give a damn ( colloq)
    no estar ni ahí ( Chi fam): no estoy ni ahí (no me importa) I couldn't care less ( colloq) (no me interesa) it leaves me cold ( colloq)
    nada1 pron A. (↑ nada (1))
    B
    1
    (refiriéndose a un lugar figurado): ahí está el truco that's the secret, that's where the secret lies
    de ahí a la drogadicción sólo hay un paso from there it's just a short step to becoming a drug addict
    de ahí a decir que es excelente hay un buen trecho there's a big difference between that and saying it's excellent
    hasta ahí llego yo (al resolver un problema) I worked that much out myself; (al negarse a hacer algo) that's as far as I'm prepared to go
    hasta por ahí no más (CS): mi paciencia llega hasta por ahí no más there's a limit to my patience, my patience only goes so far
    es generoso hasta por ahí no más he's only generous up to a point
    2
    de ahí hence
    de ahí la importancia de esta reunión hence the importance of this meeting
    de ahí que (+ subj) that is why
    de ahí que haya perdido popularidad that is why her popularity has declined
    de ahí en adelante from then on, from that time o point on
    ahí es cuando debió decírselo, no después that's when he should have told her, not later
    ahí cambié de táctica then o at that point I changed my tactics
    ahí mismo there and then
    D
    ( AmL) (más o menos): ¿cómo sigue tu abuelo? — ahí anda how's your grandfather getting on? — oh, so-so
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    ahí adverbio
    1

    ahí está/viene there he is/here he comes;

    ahí arriba/abajo up/down there;
    ahí mismo or (AmL) nomás or (Méx) mero right o just there
    b)


    debe estar por ahí it must be around somewhere;
    fue a dar una vuelta por ahí she went off for a walk;
    se fue por ahí she went that way;
    yo he estado por ahí I've been around there;
    tendrá unos 35 años o por ahí he must be 35 or thereabouts
    2

    ahí está el truco/problema that's the secret/problem;

    de ahí a la drogadicción solo hay un paso from there it's just a short step to becoming a drug addict;
    hasta ahí llego yo that's as far as I'm prepared to go
    b)


    de ahí mi sorpresa hence my surprise;
    de ahí que hayan fracasado that is why they failed;
    de ahí a que venga es otra cosa whether or not he actually comes is another matter
    3 ( en el tiempo) then;

    ahí mismo there and then
    ahí adverbio there: está ahí, it's there
    ponlo por ahí, put it over there
    ahí tienes, here you are
    tiene cincuenta años o por ahí, he's fifty or thereabouts
    ve por ahí, go that way
    de ahí, hence
    de ahí que, so
    ' ahí' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    alguien
    - anda
    - andar
    - apestosa
    - apestoso
    - arriba
    - biruji
    - crisma
    - detrás
    - ir
    - hostia
    - lado
    - le
    - los
    - mañana
    - media
    - medio
    - pregonar
    - quienquiera
    - quitarse
    - Tiro
    - yo
    - agarrar
    - apartar
    - bien
    - brazo
    - colgar
    - cuidar
    - dentro
    - izquierda
    - mover
    - parado
    - poner
    - por
    - quedar
    - quitar
    - recordar
    - salir
    English:
    hand up
    - hence
    - hustle
    - leave
    - loose
    - mooch
    - nobody
    - peace
    - rest
    - rub
    - stand about
    - stand around
    - stay
    - there
    - thereabout
    - thereabouts
    - tissue
    - around
    - d'
    - flash
    - go
    - hand
    - happen
    - lucky
    - out of
    - reason
    - swear
    - way
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    ahí adv
    1. [lugar determinado] there;
    ahí arriba/abajo up/down there;
    desde ahí no se ve nada you can't see anything from there;
    ponlo ahí put it over there;
    vino por ahí he came that way;
    ¡ahí están! there they are!;
    ¡ahí tienes! here o there you are!;
    ahí vienen los niños here o there come the children;
    ahí mismo right there;
    déjalo ahí mismo leave it (over) there;
    Am
    ahí nomás right over there
    2. [lugar indeterminado]
    ahí es donde te equivocas that's where you are mistaken;
    la solución está ahí that's where the solution lies;
    de ahí a la fama hay muy poco it's not far to go from there to being famous;
    de ahí a llamarle tonto hay poca distancia there's little difference between saying that and calling him stupid;
    las llaves están por ahí the keys are around there somewhere;
    está por ahí [en lugar indeterminado] she's around (somewhere);
    [en la calle] she's out;
    se ha ido a pasear por ahí she's gone out for a walk;
    Fam
    andar por ahí con los amigos to hang out with one's friends;
    andan por ahí diciendo tonterías they're going around talking nonsense;
    por ahí [aproximadamente eso] something like that;
    ¿te costó 10 euros? – por ahí, por ahí it cost you 10 euros, did it? – yes, somewhere around that o more or less;
    por ahí va la cosa you're not too far wrong;
    por ahí no paso that's one thing I'm not prepared to do;
    Am
    ¡ahí está! (you) see!;
    todavía no me contestaron – ahí está, yo te dije they still haven't answered – (you) see, I told you so;
    CAm, Méx Fam
    ¡ahí muere! forget it!;
    ¡ahí es nada!: subió al Everest sin oxígeno, ¡ahí es nada! guess what, he only climbed Everest without any oxygen!;
    ha vendido ya dos millones, ¡ahí es nada! she's sold two million already, not bad, eh?;
    Fam
    ¿cómo estás? - Andes, Carib, RP [m5] ahí o CAm, Méx [m5] ahí nomás how are you? – so-so;
    ahí le duele: a pesar de su éxito, la crítica sigue sin aceptarlo, ¡ahí le duele! frustratingly for him, he still hasn't achieved critical acclaim despite his success;
    ¡ahí me las den todas! I couldn't care less!;
    Méx Fam
    ahí se va (it's no) big deal;
    Méx Fam
    hacer algo al ahí se va to do sth any old how
    3.
    de ahí que [por eso] and consequently;
    es un mandón, de ahí que no lo aguante nadie he's very bossy, that's why nobody likes him;
    de ahí su enfado that's why she was so angry
    4. [momento] then;
    de ahí en adelante from then on;
    ahí me di cuenta de que estaba mintiendo that was when I realized he was lying
    * * *
    adv there;
    ahí mismo right there;
    está por ahí it’s (somewhere) over there; dando direcciones it’s that way;
    irse por ahí go out;
    por ahí voy that’s what I’m getting at;
    ahí me las den todas fam I couldn’t o
    could care less, Br
    I couldn’t care less;
    ¡ahí va! fam there you go! fam ;
    de ahí que that is why
    * * *
    ahí adv
    1) : there
    ahí está: there it is
    2)
    por ahí : somewhere, thereabouts
    3)
    de ahí que : with the result that, so that
    * * *
    ahí adv there

    Spanish-English dictionary > ahí

  • 2 a posteriori

    adv.
    a posteriori, afterwards, from what comes after.
    * * *
    a posteriori
    * * *
    ADV
    1) (=después) [gen] at a later stage; [comprender] with (the benefit of) hindsight
    2) (Lógica, Jur) a posteriori
    * * *
    locución adverbial with hindsight

    un argumento a posteriori — (loc adj) an a posteriori argument

    * * *
    = reactive, in retrospect, after-the-fact, hindsight, with hindsight, a posteriori, in hindsight
    Ex. In all of the helping professions there is need for both active and reactive service.
    Ex. In retrospect, this was perhaps a rather inauspicious beginning, for the test apparently broke down in disarray over the question of relevance judgement.
    Ex. In the case of BUSHMEN and HOTTENTOTS, the peoples' real names don't even appear as after-the-fact, last minute cross-references to the defamatory form.
    Ex. This article notes that hindsight is always easier than foresight, and that some of these predictions should have been correct.
    Ex. We can see with hindsight that two early romans in particular set the pattern for the later development of the face which was to become the standard roman for most of the sixteenth century.
    Ex. Explicit differentiation is made between a priori relationships, ie those that are known in advance of scanning any particular document, and a posteriori relationships, ie those which are found only by scanning a particular document.
    Ex. In hindsight, it is easy to see a trajectory of inevitability that made MARC, the ISBDs, and AACR2 seem more the result of historical forces than the often faltering and separate steps they were in truth.
    * * *
    locución adverbial with hindsight

    un argumento a posteriori — (loc adj) an a posteriori argument

    * * *
    = reactive, in retrospect, after-the-fact, hindsight, with hindsight, a posteriori, in hindsight

    Ex: In all of the helping professions there is need for both active and reactive service.

    Ex: In retrospect, this was perhaps a rather inauspicious beginning, for the test apparently broke down in disarray over the question of relevance judgement.
    Ex: In the case of BUSHMEN and HOTTENTOTS, the peoples' real names don't even appear as after-the-fact, last minute cross-references to the defamatory form.
    Ex: This article notes that hindsight is always easier than foresight, and that some of these predictions should have been correct.
    Ex: We can see with hindsight that two early romans in particular set the pattern for the later development of the face which was to become the standard roman for most of the sixteenth century.
    Ex: Explicit differentiation is made between a priori relationships, ie those that are known in advance of scanning any particular document, and a posteriori relationships, ie those which are found only by scanning a particular document.
    Ex: In hindsight, it is easy to see a trajectory of inevitability that made MARC, the ISBDs, and AACR2 seem more the result of historical forces than the often faltering and separate steps they were in truth.

    * * *
    with hindsight
    un argumento a posteriori ( loc adj) an a posteriori argument
    * * *
    a posteriori loc adv
    with hindsight;
    habrá que juzgarlo a posteriori we'll have to judge it after the event
    * * *
    adj & adv a posteriori

    Spanish-English dictionary > a posteriori

  • 3 acreditación

    f.
    1 accreditation, credit, credit note.
    2 credentialing, licensors.
    * * *
    1 accreditation
    * * *
    SF (=acto) accreditation; (=autorización) authorization, sanctioning
    * * *
    femenino ( acción) accreditation; ( documento) credentials (pl)
    * * *
    = reputation, accreditation, proof of identity.
    Ex. The reputation of the information and its authority will be more exposed to examination.
    Ex. There is need for reform of the curriculum and a national system of accreditation.
    Ex. All applicants for a driver license must present proof of identity satisfactory to the department.
    ----
    * acreditación en informática = computer driving licence.
    * acreditación europea en informática = European computer driving licence (ECDL).
    * proceso de acreditación = accreditation process.
    * * *
    femenino ( acción) accreditation; ( documento) credentials (pl)
    * * *
    = reputation, accreditation, proof of identity.

    Ex: The reputation of the information and its authority will be more exposed to examination.

    Ex: There is need for reform of the curriculum and a national system of accreditation.
    Ex: All applicants for a driver license must present proof of identity satisfactory to the department.
    * acreditación en informática = computer driving licence.
    * acreditación europea en informática = European computer driving licence (ECDL).
    * proceso de acreditación = accreditation process.

    * * *
    1 (acción) accreditation
    2 (documento) credentials (pl)
    * * *
    1. [de periodista] press card;
    [de congresista, deportista] pass acreditación de prensa press pass
    2. [de diplomático] credentials
    * * *
    f documento credentials pl
    * * *
    acreditación nf, pl - ciones : accreditation

    Spanish-English dictionary > acreditación

  • 4 atolondrado

    adj.
    1 bewildered, perplexed, at a loss, rattled.
    2 reckless, muddle-headed, harebrained, mindless.
    3 careless, thoughtless.
    f. & m.
    confused person, muddler, scatterbrain.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: atolondrar.
    * * *
    1→ link=atolondrar atolondrar
    1 (desatinado) scatterbrained, reckless, silly
    2 (aturdido) stunned, bewildered
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=aturdido) bewildered, stunned
    2) (=irreflexivo) thoughtless, reckless; (=casquivano) scatterbrained; (=tonto) silly
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo
    a) [ser] ( impetuoso) rash, impetuous; ( despistado) scatterbrained
    b) [estar] ( por golpe) dazed, stunned
    II
    - da masculino, femenino scatterbrain
    * * *
    = reckless, harebrained, ditzy [ditzier -comp., ditziest -sup.], ditz, dits, ditsy [ditsier -comp., ditsiest -sup.], airhead, airheaded, haywire.
    Ex. The article is entitled ' Reckless driving on the information highway, or, is the scholar of the research library effectively using the available resources?'.
    Ex. Then one day she finds herself shooting the moon with a scheme so harebrained and daring that it just might succeed.
    Ex. She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex. She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex. But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.
    Ex. If there is a stereo type for ditsy blondes she really has gone out of her way to fit it perfectly.
    Ex. Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex. She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    Ex. The concept is brilliant -- young Owen begins to get back his superpowers but they are, well, a little bit haywire.
    ----
    * atolondrado con = besotted with.
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo
    a) [ser] ( impetuoso) rash, impetuous; ( despistado) scatterbrained
    b) [estar] ( por golpe) dazed, stunned
    II
    - da masculino, femenino scatterbrain
    * * *
    = reckless, harebrained, ditzy [ditzier -comp., ditziest -sup.], ditz, dits, ditsy [ditsier -comp., ditsiest -sup.], airhead, airheaded, haywire.

    Ex: The article is entitled ' Reckless driving on the information highway, or, is the scholar of the research library effectively using the available resources?'.

    Ex: Then one day she finds herself shooting the moon with a scheme so harebrained and daring that it just might succeed.
    Ex: She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex: She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex: But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.
    Ex: If there is a stereo type for ditsy blondes she really has gone out of her way to fit it perfectly.
    Ex: Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex: She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    Ex: The concept is brilliant -- young Owen begins to get back his superpowers but they are, well, a little bit haywire.
    * atolondrado con = besotted with.

    * * *
    1 [ SER] (alocado) impetuous; (despistado) scatterbrained
    2 [ ESTAR] (por un golpe) dazed, stunned
    masculine, feminine
    scatterbrain
    * * *

    Del verbo atolondrar: ( conjugate atolondrar)

    atolondrado es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    atolondrado    
    atolondrar
    atolondrado
    ◊ -da adjetivo

    a) [ser] ( impetuoso) rash, impetuous;

    ( despistado) scatterbrained
    b) [estar] ( por golpe) dazed, stunned

    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino
    scatterbrain
    atolondrar ( conjugate atolondrar) verbo transitivo


    atolondrarse verbo pronominal


    no te atolondres, piénsalo bien don't rush into it, think it over carefully

    atolondrado,-a adjetivo foolish, feather-brained,
    ' atolondrado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    atolondrada
    English:
    scatterbrained
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    atolondrado, -a
    adj
    1. [precipitado] foolish, thoughtless
    2. [aturdido] bewildered, confused
    nm,f
    [precipitado]
    es un atolondrado he's rather foolish, he's a bit of a fool
    * * *
    adj scatterbrained
    * * *
    atolondrado, -da adj
    1) aturdido: bewildered, dazed
    2) despistado: scatterbrained, absentminded

    Spanish-English dictionary > atolondrado

  • 5 aunque

    conj.
    1 even though, although (a pesar de que).
    tendrás que venir aunque no quieras you'll have to come, even if you don't want to
    aunque es caro, me lo voy a comprar although it's expensive I'm going to buy it, I'm going to buy it even though it's expensive
    2 although (pero).
    es lista, aunque un poco perezosa she's clever, although o if a little lazy
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    1 (valor concesivo) although, though; (con énfasis) even if, even though
    es duro, aunque justo he's tough but fair
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    conj.
    although, though, even though, even if
    * * *
    CONJ although, though, even though

    es guapa aunque algo bajita — she's pretty but rather short, she's pretty even if she is on the short side

    aunque más... — however much..., no matter how much...

    AUNQUE Aunque se puede traducir al inglés por although, though, even though o even if.Por regla general, cuando la cláusula introducida por aunque indica un hecho ( aunque + ((indicativo))), en inglés coloquial se traduce por though y en lenguaje más formal por although: Aunque había un montón de gente, al final pude encontrar a Carlos Though there were a lot of people there, I managed to find Carlos No esperaba eso de él, aunque entiendo por qué lo hizo I did not expect that from him, although I can understand why he did it ► Even though introduce la oración subordinada, enfatizando con más fuerza el contraste con la principal, cuando aunque va seguido de un hecho concreto, no una hipótesis, y equivale a a pesar de que: Llevaba un abrigo de piel, aunque era un día muy caluroso She wore a fur coat, even though it was a very hot day ► Si aunque tiene el sentido de incluso si ( aunque + ((subjuntivo))), se traduce por even if: Debes ir, aunque no quieras You must go, even if you don't want to Me dijo que no me lo diría, aunque lo supiera He said he wouldn't tell me even if he knew Para otros usos y ejemplos ver la entrada
    * * *
    a) (+ indicativo) although

    aunque llegué tarde conseguí entradasalthough o even though I got there late I managed to get tickets

    es simpático, aunque algo tímido — he's very likable, if somewhat shy

    b) ( respondiendo a una objeción) (+ subjuntivo)

    es millonario, aunque no lo parezca — he's a millionaire though he may not look it

    aunque no lo creas... — believe it or not...

    2) (refiriéndose a posibilidades, hipótesis) (+ subjuntivo) even if

    cómetelo, aunque no te guste — eat it, even if you don't like it

    dale aunque más no sea unos pesos — (RPl) at least give him a few pesos

    * * *
    = admittedly, albeit (that), although, but, even though, while, whilst, even when, though, if, but still, but then again.
    Ex. Admittedly, this relevant part of the classified file may not be the specific class he wants.
    Ex. Present, classical catalog designs are elaborations, albeit considerable elaborations, of these sixteenth-century developments.
    Ex. These are the strengths of the Journal of Common Market Studies, although even this journal has a wider remit than its title suggest.
    Ex. Learning takes place in one environment but is put to work in another, and the learner is left to make the transition.
    Ex. Their objectives are however slightly different, even though in any discussion of computerised cataloguing systems co-operative networks and centralised cataloguing are inextricably linked.
    Ex. While the resulting A/Z entries are not 'wrong', they tend to be clumsy.
    Ex. Thus some current awareness services can be purchased from external vendors, whilst others may be offered by a library or information unit to its particular group of users.
    Ex. On-line data banks are still expanding, as they provide unrivalled services, even when these have to be paid for by users.
    Ex. This is not to say, though, that in some countries the 'all' that is available to gather into a current national bibliography is only that which the ruling government approve of.
    Ex. Don't go to France thinking that your cherished ancient library from your 50s/60s school days remains unchanged amid the splendour of its beautiful if dingy old digs.
    Ex. Less well-reported but still widely collected types of use included newly registered borrowers, visits, reference questions, in-library use, and off site program attendance = Otros datos sobre los que se dio menos información aunque todas las bibliotecas los recogen eran el número de nuevos usuarios, las visitas, las preguntas de referencia, el uso dentro de la biblioteca y la asistencia a actividades organizas fuera de la biblioteca.
    Ex. But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.
    ----
    * aunque a decir verdad = Mind you.
    * aunque a menudo = if often.
    * aunque en balde = but (all) to no avail.
    * aunque en vano = but (all) to no avail.
    * aunque la mona se vista de seda, mona se queda = You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear, You can take the boy out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the boy, You can take the boy out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the boy.
    * aunque me fuera la vida en ello = for the life of me.
    * aunque no lo creas = believe it or not.
    * aunque no lo parezca = oddly enough, strangely enough, strange though it may seem, strange as it may seem, although it may seem strange.
    * aunque no sea para otra cosa = if nothing else.
    * aunque no siempre = if not always.
    * aunque no sirva para otra cosa = if nothing else.
    * aunque parezca difícil = difficult though it may seem, difficult as it may seem.
    * aunque parezca extraño = strangely enough, oddly enough, strange though it may seem, strange as it may seem, although it may seem strange.
    * aunque parezca increíble = incredibly, incredible though it may seem, incredibly enough, incredible as it may seem, although it may seem incredible.
    * aunque parezca mentira = amazingly enough, believe it or not, strangely enough, incredibly, incredible though it may seem, incredibly enough, incredible as it may seem, strange though it may seem, strange as it may seem, although it may seem strange, although it may seem incredible.
    * aunque parezca raro = strangely enough, oddly enough, strange though it may seem, strange as it may seem, although it may seem strange, funnily enough.
    * aunque parezca razo = funnily.
    * aunque por otro lado = but otherwise.
    * aunque sin ningún resultado = but (all) to no avail.
    * aunque sólo sea porque = if only because.
    * * *
    a) (+ indicativo) although

    aunque llegué tarde conseguí entradasalthough o even though I got there late I managed to get tickets

    es simpático, aunque algo tímido — he's very likable, if somewhat shy

    b) ( respondiendo a una objeción) (+ subjuntivo)

    es millonario, aunque no lo parezca — he's a millionaire though he may not look it

    aunque no lo creas... — believe it or not...

    2) (refiriéndose a posibilidades, hipótesis) (+ subjuntivo) even if

    cómetelo, aunque no te guste — eat it, even if you don't like it

    dale aunque más no sea unos pesos — (RPl) at least give him a few pesos

    * * *
    = admittedly, albeit (that), although, but, even though, while, whilst, even when, though, if, but still, but then again.

    Ex: Admittedly, this relevant part of the classified file may not be the specific class he wants.

    Ex: Present, classical catalog designs are elaborations, albeit considerable elaborations, of these sixteenth-century developments.
    Ex: These are the strengths of the Journal of Common Market Studies, although even this journal has a wider remit than its title suggest.
    Ex: Learning takes place in one environment but is put to work in another, and the learner is left to make the transition.
    Ex: Their objectives are however slightly different, even though in any discussion of computerised cataloguing systems co-operative networks and centralised cataloguing are inextricably linked.
    Ex: While the resulting A/Z entries are not 'wrong', they tend to be clumsy.
    Ex: Thus some current awareness services can be purchased from external vendors, whilst others may be offered by a library or information unit to its particular group of users.
    Ex: On-line data banks are still expanding, as they provide unrivalled services, even when these have to be paid for by users.
    Ex: This is not to say, though, that in some countries the 'all' that is available to gather into a current national bibliography is only that which the ruling government approve of.
    Ex: Don't go to France thinking that your cherished ancient library from your 50s/60s school days remains unchanged amid the splendour of its beautiful if dingy old digs.
    Ex: Less well-reported but still widely collected types of use included newly registered borrowers, visits, reference questions, in-library use, and off site program attendance = Otros datos sobre los que se dio menos información aunque todas las bibliotecas los recogen eran el número de nuevos usuarios, las visitas, las preguntas de referencia, el uso dentro de la biblioteca y la asistencia a actividades organizas fuera de la biblioteca.
    Ex: But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.
    * aunque a decir verdad = Mind you.
    * aunque a menudo = if often.
    * aunque en balde = but (all) to no avail.
    * aunque en vano = but (all) to no avail.
    * aunque la mona se vista de seda, mona se queda = You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear, You can take the boy out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the boy, You can take the boy out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the boy.
    * aunque me fuera la vida en ello = for the life of me.
    * aunque no lo creas = believe it or not.
    * aunque no lo parezca = oddly enough, strangely enough, strange though it may seem, strange as it may seem, although it may seem strange.
    * aunque no sea para otra cosa = if nothing else.
    * aunque no siempre = if not always.
    * aunque no sirva para otra cosa = if nothing else.
    * aunque parezca difícil = difficult though it may seem, difficult as it may seem.
    * aunque parezca extraño = strangely enough, oddly enough, strange though it may seem, strange as it may seem, although it may seem strange.
    * aunque parezca increíble = incredibly, incredible though it may seem, incredibly enough, incredible as it may seem, although it may seem incredible.
    * aunque parezca mentira = amazingly enough, believe it or not, strangely enough, incredibly, incredible though it may seem, incredibly enough, incredible as it may seem, strange though it may seem, strange as it may seem, although it may seem strange, although it may seem incredible.
    * aunque parezca raro = strangely enough, oddly enough, strange though it may seem, strange as it may seem, although it may seem strange, funnily enough.
    * aunque parezca razo = funnily.
    * aunque por otro lado = but otherwise.
    * aunque sin ningún resultado = but (all) to no avail.
    * aunque sólo sea porque = if only because.

    * * *
    1 (+ indicativo) although
    aunque llegamos tarde conseguimos entradas although o even though we got there late we managed to get tickets
    por lo menos antes se oía; aunque mal, se oía at least before you could hear it, not very well, but you could hear it
    es simpático, aunque algo tímido he's very likable, if somewhat shy
    le dije que sí, aunque la verdad es que no tengo ganas de ir I said yes, although o though to be quite honest I don't feel like going
    aunque a ti no te guste, es muy bonito you may not like it, but it's very pretty
    es millonario, aunque no lo parezca he's a millionaire though he may not look it
    aunque no lo creas sacó la mejor nota believe it or not she got the best marks
    B (refiriéndose a posibilidades, hipótesis) (+ subjuntivo) even if
    come lo que te sirvan, aunque no te guste eat whatever you're given, even if you don't like it
    mándales unas flores, aunque sea at least send them some flowers
    dale aunque más no sea unos pesos ( RPl); at least give him a few pesos
    * * *

     

    aunque conjunción
    1 ( a pesar de que)


    b) ( respondiendo a una objeción) (+ subjuntivo):

    es millonario, aunque no lo parezca he's a millionaire though he may not look it;

    aunque no lo creas … believe it or not …
    2 (refiriéndose a posibilidades, hipótesis) (+ subjuntivo) even if;

    aunque conj although, though
    (incluso si) even if
    aunque no te lo creas, even if you don't believe it o believe it or not
    (a pesar de) even though
    aunque llegamos tarde, no perdimos el tren, even though we were late, we didn't miss the train
    Fíjate en estos dos sentidos de aunque:
    1) a pesar de
    though
    - más informal
    although - más formal
    even though - más enfático
    2) incluso si, even if
    ' aunque' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abogada
    - abogado
    - apellido
    - así
    - comida
    - cuando
    - fonéticamente
    - más
    - mentira
    - ni
    - pesar
    - política
    - rentabilidad
    - salario
    - sellar
    - siquiera
    - toda
    - todo
    - creer
    - parecer
    English:
    albeit
    - alike
    - although
    - as
    - believe
    - blusher
    - delicate
    - devoted
    - even
    - further
    - hate
    - have
    - if
    - lady
    - love
    - oddly
    - shall
    - should
    - tear away
    - though
    - while
    - odds
    - strangely
    * * *
    aunque conj
    1. [a pesar de que] even though, although;
    [incluso si] even if;
    tendrás que venir aunque no quieras you'll have to come, even if you don't want to;
    aunque quisiera no podría even if I wanted to, I wouldn't be able to;
    aunque es caro, me lo voy a comprar although it's expensive I'm going to buy it, I'm going to buy it even though it's expensive;
    aunque me cae bien, no me fío de él much as I like him, I don't trust him;
    aunque no te lo creas llegó el primero believe it or not, he came first;
    aunque parezca mentira strange as it may seem, believe it or not;
    aunque parezca raro oddly enough, odd though it may seem;
    cómprale aunque sea una caja de bombones buy her something, even if it's only a box of chocolates;
    RP
    decime la verdad aunque más no sea at least tell me the truth
    2. [pero] although;
    es lista, aunque un poco perezosa she's clever, although o if a little lazy;
    aquellos cuadros no están mal, aunque éstos me gustan más those paintings aren't bad, but I like these (ones) better
    * * *
    conj
    1 although, even though
    2 + subj even if
    * * *
    aunque conj
    1) : though, although, even if, even though
    2)
    aunque sea : at least
    * * *
    aunque conj
    1. (a pesar de que) although / even though
    aunque no quería, tuve que ir although I didn't want to, I had to go
    era simpático, aunque parecía serio even though he seemed serious, he was nice
    aunque sólo llevo 5 meses aquí, me siento muy a gusto although I've only lived here for 5 months, I feel very much at home
    2. (incluso si) even if
    sale a pasear todos los días, aunque caigan chuzos de punta he goes for a walk every day even if it's pouring with rain

    Spanish-English dictionary > aunque

  • 6 autentificación

    f.
    1 authentication, legalization.
    2 authentication, act of authenticating.
    * * *
    femenino authentication
    * * *
    = accreditation, authentication.
    Ex. There is need for reform of the curriculum and a national system of accreditation.
    Ex. Without the legal safeguards of authentication, the promise of electronic trading cannot be realized.
    ----
    * autentificación de un testamento = probate.
    * * *
    femenino authentication
    * * *
    = accreditation, authentication.

    Ex: There is need for reform of the curriculum and a national system of accreditation.

    Ex: Without the legal safeguards of authentication, the promise of electronic trading cannot be realized.
    * autentificación de un testamento = probate.

    * * *
    authentication
    * * *
    1. Der [de firma, documento] authentication
    2. Informát authentication

    Spanish-English dictionary > autentificación

  • 7 bobo

    adj.
    silly, booby, foolish, stupid.
    intj.
    you blot, you dope.
    m.
    fool, clod, blockhead, silly.
    * * *
    1 silly, foolish
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 fool
    * * *
    1. (f. - boba)
    noun
    fool, simpleton
    2. (f. - boba)
    adj.
    silly, stupid
    * * *
    bobo, -a
    1.
    ADJ (=tonto) silly, stupid; (=ingenuo) simple, naïve
    2.
    SM / F (=tonto) idiot, fool; (Teat) clown, funny man
    3. SM / F
    1) Caribe * (=reloj) watch
    2) Cono Sur (=corazón) heart, ticker *
    * * *
    I
    - ba adjetivo (fam) silly
    II
    - ba masculino, femenino (fam) fool

    deja de hacer el bobo — stop playing the fool, stop being so silly

    * * *
    = daft [dafter -comp., daftest -sup.], fool, simpleton, goofy [goofier -comp., goofiest -sup.], witless, simp, deadhead, nincompoop, dumbbell, ditzy [ditzier -comp., ditziest -sup.], ditz, dits, ditsy [ditsier -comp., ditsiest -sup.], half-soaked, airhead, airheaded, drongo, dweeb.
    Ex. Ranking among the dafter exercises sometimes imposed on children is the one that requires them to describe a screwdriver or a vase or the desks they sit at, or any familiar object.
    Ex. A chapter each is devoted to the comic hero, comedian, humorist, rogue, trickster, clown, fool, underdog, and simpleton.
    Ex. A chapter each is devoted to the comic hero, comedian, humorist, rogue, trickster, clown, fool, underdog, and simpleton.
    Ex. The article 'Book pricing: economics of a goofy business' examines briefly the economics of the book publishing process from the viewpoint of the book wholesaler.
    Ex. She refutes the idea of the women's magazine as a 'mouthpiece of masculine interest, of patriarchy and commercialism' that preyed on 'passive, dependent, and witless' women readers.
    Ex. This collection of videos pays tribute to nincompoops, deadheads and simps: people who walk into sliding glass doors and out of public restrooms with toilet paper trailing from one of their shoes.
    Ex. This collection of videos pays tribute to nincompoops, deadheads and simps: people who walk into sliding glass doors and out of public restrooms with toilet paper trailing from one of their shoes.
    Ex. This collection of videos pays tribute to nincompoops, deadheads and simps: people who walk into sliding glass doors and out of public restrooms with toilet paper trailing from one of their shoes.
    Ex. The Wizard, played by Joel Grey, is a smooth-talking dumbbell who admits he is 'a corn-fed hick' and 'one of your dime-a-dozen mediocrities'.
    Ex. She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex. She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex. But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.
    Ex. If there is a stereo type for ditsy blondes she really has gone out of her way to fit it perfectly.
    Ex. Three half-soaked security guards sat around a desk at the main entrance letting through more than they checked.
    Ex. Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex. She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    Ex. Now I know to you inteligent types this sounds a simple problem but to a drongo like me it is like quantum physics!!!.
    Ex. For this reason, I will probably not vote in the London mayoral election at all and this doesn't make me a whinging negativist dweeb.
    ----
    * como un bobo = stupidly.
    * tortuga boba = loggerhead turtle.
    * * *
    I
    - ba adjetivo (fam) silly
    II
    - ba masculino, femenino (fam) fool

    deja de hacer el bobo — stop playing the fool, stop being so silly

    * * *
    = daft [dafter -comp., daftest -sup.], fool, simpleton, goofy [goofier -comp., goofiest -sup.], witless, simp, deadhead, nincompoop, dumbbell, ditzy [ditzier -comp., ditziest -sup.], ditz, dits, ditsy [ditsier -comp., ditsiest -sup.], half-soaked, airhead, airheaded, drongo, dweeb.

    Ex: Ranking among the dafter exercises sometimes imposed on children is the one that requires them to describe a screwdriver or a vase or the desks they sit at, or any familiar object.

    Ex: A chapter each is devoted to the comic hero, comedian, humorist, rogue, trickster, clown, fool, underdog, and simpleton.
    Ex: A chapter each is devoted to the comic hero, comedian, humorist, rogue, trickster, clown, fool, underdog, and simpleton.
    Ex: The article 'Book pricing: economics of a goofy business' examines briefly the economics of the book publishing process from the viewpoint of the book wholesaler.
    Ex: She refutes the idea of the women's magazine as a 'mouthpiece of masculine interest, of patriarchy and commercialism' that preyed on 'passive, dependent, and witless' women readers.
    Ex: This collection of videos pays tribute to nincompoops, deadheads and simps: people who walk into sliding glass doors and out of public restrooms with toilet paper trailing from one of their shoes.
    Ex: This collection of videos pays tribute to nincompoops, deadheads and simps: people who walk into sliding glass doors and out of public restrooms with toilet paper trailing from one of their shoes.
    Ex: This collection of videos pays tribute to nincompoops, deadheads and simps: people who walk into sliding glass doors and out of public restrooms with toilet paper trailing from one of their shoes.
    Ex: The Wizard, played by Joel Grey, is a smooth-talking dumbbell who admits he is 'a corn-fed hick' and 'one of your dime-a-dozen mediocrities'.
    Ex: She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex: She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex: But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.
    Ex: If there is a stereo type for ditsy blondes she really has gone out of her way to fit it perfectly.
    Ex: Three half-soaked security guards sat around a desk at the main entrance letting through more than they checked.
    Ex: Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex: She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    Ex: Now I know to you inteligent types this sounds a simple problem but to a drongo like me it is like quantum physics!!!.
    Ex: For this reason, I will probably not vote in the London mayoral election at all and this doesn't make me a whinging negativist dweeb.
    * como un bobo = stupidly.
    * tortuga boba = loggerhead turtle.

    * * *
    bobo1 -ba
    ( fam); silly
    bobo2 -ba
    masculine, feminine
    ( fam); fool
    deja de hacer el bobo stop playing the fool, stop being so silly
    * * *

    bobo
    ◊ -ba adjetivo (fam) silly

    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino (fam) fool
    bobo,-a
    I adj (simple, lelo) stupid, silly
    (cándido) naïve
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino fool

    ' bobo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    atontada
    - atontado
    - boba
    - pájaro
    - che
    - hacer
    - pavo
    - primo
    English:
    boob
    - daft
    - dopey
    - dumb
    - dummy
    - goof
    - halfwit
    - lemon
    - mug
    - simple
    - soft-headed
    - sucker
    * * *
    bobo, -a
    adj
    1. [tonto] stupid, daft
    2. [ingenuo] naive, simple
    nm,f
    1. [tonto] fool, idiot;
    hacer el bobo to act o play the fool
    2. [ingenuo] simpleton
    nm
    1. Teatro = rustic simpleton
    2. CAm, Méx [pez] threadfin
    * * *
    I adj silly, foolish
    II m, boba f fool;
    pájaro bobo penguin
    * * *
    bobo, -ba adj
    : silly, stupid
    bobo, -ba n
    : fool, simpleton
    * * *
    bobo1 adj
    1. (tonto) silly [comp. sillier; superl. silliest]
    anda, no seas bobo come on, don't be silly
    2. (ingenuo) naive
    es tan bobo que se lo cree todo he's so naive, he'll believe anything
    bobo2 n fool

    Spanish-English dictionary > bobo

  • 8 cabeza de chorlito

    familiar scatterbrain
    * * *
    masculino y femenino (fam) scatterbrain (colloq)
    * * *
    (n.) = scatterbrain, ditzy [ditzier -comp., ditziest -sup.], ditz, dits, ditsy [ditsier -comp., ditsiest -sup.], airhead, airheaded, empty-headed, bonehead, birdbrain, nong, ning-nong
    Ex. A 'characterology' can be created, from the author who is himself a precise archivist to the scatterbrain who throws nothing away.
    Ex. She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex. She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex. But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.
    Ex. If there is a stereo type for ditsy blondes she really has gone out of her way to fit it perfectly.
    Ex. Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex. She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    Ex. Republicans are so empty-headed, they wouldn't make a good landfill.
    Ex. The article is entitled 'Field Research for Boneheads: From Naivete to Insight on the Green Tortoise'.
    Ex. I am thinking humans can be such birdbrains when it comes to communication.
    Ex. And then we get nongs like Joe here who just cant help himself from being a dork.
    Ex. Thanks to those who do this for ning-nongs like myself.
    * * *
    masculino y femenino (fam) scatterbrain (colloq)
    * * *
    (n.) = scatterbrain, ditzy [ditzier -comp., ditziest -sup.], ditz, dits, ditsy [ditsier -comp., ditsiest -sup.], airhead, airheaded, empty-headed, bonehead, birdbrain, nong, ning-nong

    Ex: A 'characterology' can be created, from the author who is himself a precise archivist to the scatterbrain who throws nothing away.

    Ex: She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex: She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex: But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.
    Ex: If there is a stereo type for ditsy blondes she really has gone out of her way to fit it perfectly.
    Ex: Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex: She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    Ex: Republicans are so empty-headed, they wouldn't make a good landfill.
    Ex: The article is entitled 'Field Research for Boneheads: From Naivete to Insight on the Green Tortoise'.
    Ex: I am thinking humans can be such birdbrains when it comes to communication.
    Ex: And then we get nongs like Joe here who just cant help himself from being a dork.
    Ex: Thanks to those who do this for ning-nongs like myself.

    Spanish-English dictionary > cabeza de chorlito

  • 9 cabeza de serrín

    (adj.) = ditz, dits, airhead, airheaded
    Ex. She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex. But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.
    Ex. Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex. She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    * * *
    (adj.) = ditz, dits, airhead, airheaded

    Ex: She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.

    Ex: But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.
    Ex: Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex: She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.

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  • 10 cabeza hueca

    adj.
    empty-headed, featherbrained, small-headed.
    f. & m.
    airhead, knucklehead, clunk.
    * * *
    scatterbrain
    * * *
    masculino y femenino (fam) scatterbrain (colloq); airhead (colloq)
    * * *
    (n.) = empty-headed, ditzy [ditzier -comp., ditziest -sup.], ditz, dits, ditsy [ditsier -comp., ditsiest -sup.], airhead, airheaded, bonehead, nong, ning-nong
    Ex. Republicans are so empty-headed, they wouldn't make a good landfill.
    Ex. She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex. She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex. But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.
    Ex. If there is a stereo type for ditsy blondes she really has gone out of her way to fit it perfectly.
    Ex. Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex. She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    Ex. The article is entitled 'Field Research for Boneheads: From Naivete to Insight on the Green Tortoise'.
    Ex. And then we get nongs like Joe here who just cant help himself from being a dork.
    Ex. Thanks to those who do this for ning-nongs like myself.
    * * *
    masculino y femenino (fam) scatterbrain (colloq); airhead (colloq)
    * * *
    (n.) = empty-headed, ditzy [ditzier -comp., ditziest -sup.], ditz, dits, ditsy [ditsier -comp., ditsiest -sup.], airhead, airheaded, bonehead, nong, ning-nong

    Ex: Republicans are so empty-headed, they wouldn't make a good landfill.

    Ex: She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex: She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex: But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.
    Ex: If there is a stereo type for ditsy blondes she really has gone out of her way to fit it perfectly.
    Ex: Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex: She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    Ex: The article is entitled 'Field Research for Boneheads: From Naivete to Insight on the Green Tortoise'.
    Ex: And then we get nongs like Joe here who just cant help himself from being a dork.
    Ex: Thanks to those who do this for ning-nongs like myself.

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  • 11 capacidad lingüística

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  • 13 conocimiento de lengua

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  • 14 conocimiento lingüístico

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  • 15 despistado

    adj.
    disoriented, lost, at wits end, clueless.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: despistar.
    * * *
    1→ link=despistar despistar
    1 (distraído) absent-minded
    2 (confundido) confused
    estoy despistado, ya no sé dónde estamos I'm lost, I don't know where we are
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 absent-minded person, scatterbrain
    \
    hacerse el/la despistado,-a to pretend not to understand
    * * *
    despistado, -a
    1. ADJ
    1) (=distraído) vague, absentminded
    2) (=confuso) confused, muddled
    2.
    SM / F (=distraído) scatterbrain, absent-minded person
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo
    1)
    a) [ser] vague, absentminded
    b) [estar]

    estaba or iba despistado — I was miles away (colloq) o daydreaming

    2) [estar] (desorientado, confuso) bewildered, lost
    II
    - da masculino, femenino scatterbrain (colloq)
    * * *
    = absent-minded, scatterbrain, clueless, moony [moonier -comp., mooniest -sup.], dreamy [dreamier -comp., dreamiest -sup.], in a fog, ditzy [ditzier -comp., ditziest -sup.], ditz, dits, ditsy [ditsier -comp., ditsiest -sup.], airhead, airheaded.
    Ex. The academic library is the natural habitat of the absent-minded professor.
    Ex. A 'characterology' can be created, from the author who is himself a precise archivist to the scatterbrain who throws nothing away.
    Ex. He was standing around clueless, being introduced to a bunch of people he wouldn't remember in the morning.
    Ex. I know for certain I was moony and lonely, feeling dissatisfied with myself, and wanted only to be alone that night.
    Ex. Puberty, he describes as ' dreamy and sentimental' and though this may seem a far cry from the teenagers we would recognize that adolescence brings an awakening of emotions, idealism and commitment to a romantic ideal.
    Ex. After practice, however, the usually affable Jackson looked to be in a fog as he prepared to walk to his locker.
    Ex. She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex. She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex. But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.
    Ex. If there is a stereo type for ditsy blondes she really has gone out of her way to fit it perfectly.
    Ex. Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex. She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo
    1)
    a) [ser] vague, absentminded
    b) [estar]

    estaba or iba despistado — I was miles away (colloq) o daydreaming

    2) [estar] (desorientado, confuso) bewildered, lost
    II
    - da masculino, femenino scatterbrain (colloq)
    * * *
    = absent-minded, scatterbrain, clueless, moony [moonier -comp., mooniest -sup.], dreamy [dreamier -comp., dreamiest -sup.], in a fog, ditzy [ditzier -comp., ditziest -sup.], ditz, dits, ditsy [ditsier -comp., ditsiest -sup.], airhead, airheaded.

    Ex: The academic library is the natural habitat of the absent-minded professor.

    Ex: A 'characterology' can be created, from the author who is himself a precise archivist to the scatterbrain who throws nothing away.
    Ex: He was standing around clueless, being introduced to a bunch of people he wouldn't remember in the morning.
    Ex: I know for certain I was moony and lonely, feeling dissatisfied with myself, and wanted only to be alone that night.
    Ex: Puberty, he describes as ' dreamy and sentimental' and though this may seem a far cry from the teenagers we would recognize that adolescence brings an awakening of emotions, idealism and commitment to a romantic ideal.
    Ex: After practice, however, the usually affable Jackson looked to be in a fog as he prepared to walk to his locker.
    Ex: She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex: She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex: But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.
    Ex: If there is a stereo type for ditsy blondes she really has gone out of her way to fit it perfectly.
    Ex: Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex: She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.

    * * *
    1 [ SER] forgetful, absent-minded
    tendrás que recordárselo, es muy despistado you'll have to remind him, he's very absent-minded o forgetful o he tends to forget things
    soy muy despistado para los nombres I never remember names, I'm hopeless with names ( colloq)
    2 [ ESTAR]:
    estaba or iba despistado y me pasé de la parada I was miles away o I was daydreaming and I missed my stop ( colloq)
    B [ ESTAR] (desorientado, confuso) bewildered, lost
    con tantos cambios estoy despistado I'm bewildered by o I'm all at sea with all these changes
    todavía anda un poco despistado he hasn't quite found his feet yet, he's still a bit lost o disoriented
    masculine, feminine
    scatterbrain ( colloq)
    es un despistado he's a scatterbrain, he's very absent-minded o forgetful
    no te hagas la despistada don't act as if you don't know what I'm talking about
    * * *

     

    Del verbo despistar: ( conjugate despistar)

    despistado es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    despistado    
    despistar
    despistado
    ◊ -da adjetivo

    a) [ser] vague, absentminded;


    b)

    estar despistado to be miles away (colloq) o daydreaming;


    (desorientado, confuso) to be bewildered o lost
    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino
    scatterbrain (colloq)
    despistar ( conjugate despistar) verbo transitivo
    a) (desorientar, confundir) to confuse


    sabuesoto throw … off the scent
    despistarse verbo pronominal ( confundirse) to get confused o muddled;
    ( distraerse) to lose concentration
    despistado,-a
    I adjetivo
    1 (olvidadizo) scatterbrained, absent-minded: Jorge es muy despistado, nunca se acuerda de dónde ha aparcado el coche, Jorge is absent-minded; he never remembers where he parked his car
    2 (desorientado) confused: estoy un poco despistado, ¿dónde nos encontramos ahora?, I'm a bit confused - where are we?
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino scatterbrain: me hago la despistada, I pretend not to understand
    despistar verbo transitivo
    1 (hacer perder la pista) to lose, throw off the scent
    2 figurado to mislead
    ' despistado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    despistada
    - distraída
    - distraído
    - hacerse
    - alocado
    - atolondrado
    English:
    absent-minded
    - careless
    - forgetful
    - hopelessly
    - scatterbrained
    - sea
    - absent
    - vague
    * * *
    despistado, -a
    adj
    1. [por naturaleza] absent-minded;
    soy muy despistado para los cumpleaños I'm hopeless at remembering birthdays
    2. [momentáneamente] distracted;
    en ese momento estaba despistado y no la vi I was distracted at the time and didn't see her
    3. [confuso] muddled, mixed up;
    aún se le ve despistado he still looks a bit lost o as if he doesn't quite know what he's doing;
    nos tenías despistados a todos you had us all fooled
    nm,f
    es una despistada she's very absent-minded;
    hacerse el despistado to act as if one hasn't noticed/heard/understood/ etc;
    no te hagas el despistado, te hablo a ti stop acting as if you haven't heard, I'm talking to you
    * * *
    I adj scatterbrained
    II m, despistada f scatterbrain
    * * *
    despistado, -da adj
    1) distraído: absentminded, forgetful
    2) confuso: confused, bewildered
    despistado, -da n
    : scatterbrain, absentminded person
    * * *
    despistado adj absent minded

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  • 16 destreza lingüística

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  • 18 estúpido

    adj.
    1 stupid, foolish, dumb, empty-headed.
    2 stupid, foolish, inane, dumb.
    m.
    stupid, nitwit, fathead, numbskull.
    * * *
    1 stupid, silly
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 berk, idiot
    * * *
    1. (f. - estúpida)
    adj.
    2. (f. - estúpida)
    noun f.
    * * *
    estúpido, -a
    1.
    ADJ stupid
    2.
    SM / F idiot
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo <persona/argumento> stupid, silly

    ay, qué estúpida soy! — oh, how stupid of me!

    II
    - da masculino, femenino idiot, fool
    * * *
    = crazy [crazier -comp., craziest -sup.], dummy, foolish, silly, mindless, moron, stupid, daft [dafter -comp., daftest -sup.], mad, dumb [dumber -comp., dumbest -sup.], nuts, witless, bonehead, boneheaded, twit, dolally tap, dolally [do-lally], imbecile, cretinous, arsehole [asshole, -USA], brainless, dimwit, dim-witted [dimwitted], twat, nonsensical, mug, berk, prick, cretin, dumbbell, dull-witted, asinine, lemon, ditsy [ditsier -comp., ditsiest -sup.], dits, ditz, ditzy [ditzier -comp., ditziest -sup.], airhead, airheaded, duffer, schmuck, schmo, nonce, moke, twerp, dweeb, chump, birdbrained, birdbrain, off + Posesivo + knocker, off + Posesivo + rocker, dork, moonstruck, plonker.
    Ex. Lest it appear that Ms Marshall's committee and a few others of us, notoriously associated with that kind of work, are little more than crazy, fire-breathing radicals, let me add this gloss immediately.
    Ex. We are too prone to be dummy people by day, and thinking, articulate individuals only in the safety of home and leisure.
    Ex. It would be uneconomic and foolish to persevere with human assignment of controlled-language terms.
    Ex. In conclusion, I am sure you all believe me to be either idealistic, unrealistic, radical, or just plain silly.
    Ex. By this later period pressmen in England were despised as mere 'horses', the 'great guzzlers of beer' who were rebuked by the young Benjamin Franklin for their mindless intemperance.
    Ex. This thesaurus contains a number of wretched, insensitive cross-references, like from Dumb to DEAF, and from Feeble minded, Imbecility, and morons to MENTALLY HANDICAPPED.
    Ex. When any librarian is trying to find material on behalf of a user from a poor citation it leads to that librarian appearing slow and stupid to the user.
    Ex. Ranking among the dafter exercises sometimes imposed on children is the one that requires them to describe a screwdriver or a vase or the desks they sit at, or any familiar object.
    Ex. When J D Brown allowed the public of Islington to have open access to the books in the 1890s he was regarded by many of his colleagues as mad!.
    Ex. Techniques such as the automatic detection of anaphora enable systems to appear to be intelligent rather than dumb.
    Ex. I think some people would think my approach is nuts.
    Ex. She refutes the idea of the women's magazine as a 'mouthpiece of masculine interest, of patriarchy and commercialism' that preyed on 'passive, dependent, and witless' women readers.
    Ex. The article is entitled 'Field Research for Boneheads: From Naivete to Insight on the Green Tortoise'.
    Ex. That was a big boneheaded error.
    Ex. Democracy's a nice idea in theory, if it wasn't for all the twits.
    Ex. Now I know this country of ours is totally dolally tap!.
    Ex. The server has gone dolally by the looks of it.
    Ex. The same evil is done in slaving, tormenting and killing, say, chimpanzees as is done in so injuring human imbeciles.
    Ex. It is already evident that he is a cretinous buffoon.
    Ex. Modern preppies try to be assholes, probably because they think it's cool, and never quite make it.
    Ex. From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex. The diplomats have been calling him a lucky dimwit ever since.
    Ex. From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex. I don't really care if he does like real ale, even if his arse was hung with diamonds he would still be a twat.
    Ex. Parental protectiveness of children is surely a good thing if sensibly applied, but this nonsensical double standard doesn't help anyone.
    Ex. By this time, firecrackers and fireworks were being let off willy-nilly in the streets by any mug with a match.
    Ex. And before some berk starts whittling on about anti-car lobbies, we should all be lobbying for less car use if we've got any interest whatsoever in the future.
    Ex. Steve knows that he is a 'showboat, a little bit of a prick,' but he also knows that it's too late for a man in his fifties to change.
    Ex. Cretin is a word derived from an 18th century Swiss-French word meaning Christian.
    Ex. The Wizard, played by Joel Grey, is a smooth-talking dumbbell who admits he is 'a corn-fed hick' and 'one of your dime-a-dozen mediocrities'.
    Ex. An army without culture is a dull-witted army, and a dull-witted army cannot defeat the enemy.
    Ex. This chapter is dedicated to the truly asinine rules -- ones which either defeat their own purpose altogether or are completely devoid of common sense.
    Ex. The court also heard the victim's brother accuse the defendant of physical abuse and of calling him a ' lemon and a retard'.
    Ex. If there is a stereo type for ditsy blondes she really has gone out of her way to fit it perfectly.
    Ex. But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.
    Ex. She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex. She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex. Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex. She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    Ex. Plus, no matter what she did to stop people from picking on her she always ended up being called a duffer.
    Ex. Schmuck entered English as a borrowed word from Yiddish, where it is an obscene term literally meaning a foreskin or head of a penis, and an insult.
    Ex. This team of schmoes is capable of anything.
    Ex. Justin, whilst clearly a nonce, is to be commended on instigating a high-profile campaign to free the hostages.
    Ex. States know better what their own citizens needs are than do the mokes in Washington.
    Ex. He started life as a twerp, then fairly quickly became a jerk and ended up an old sourpuss.
    Ex. For this reason, I will probably not vote in the London mayoral election at all and this doesn't make me a whinging negativist dweeb.
    Ex. Americans are such chumps, because we refuse to see what is going on right in front of our eyes.
    Ex. She has her own birdbrained way of thinking about things, but most of what she says is vaguely prophetic.
    Ex. I am thinking humans can be such birdbrains when it comes to communication.
    Ex. Every firearm hast its pros and cons and anyone who tells you otherwise is off their knocker.
    Ex. I find it fascinating how Bradley can be perfectly reasonable one moment, and off his rocker the next.
    Ex. And then we get nongs like Joe here who just cant help himself from being a dork.
    Ex. ' Moonstruck' has all the fun of movies about weddings: a reluctant groom, an overeager bride, and an emotionally distraught family.
    Ex. If she'd been my daughter in fact I'd never have let her go out with an obvious plonker like myself.
    ----
    * algo estúpido = no-brainer.
    * como un estúpido = stupidly.
    * hacerse el estúpido = dumb down, act + dumb.
    * lo suficientemente estúpido como para = dumb enough to.
    * rubia estúpida = dumb blonde.
    * ser estúpido = be off + Posesivo + rocker.
    * típica rubia estúpida = bimbo.
    * volverse estúpido = go off + Posesivo + rocker.
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo <persona/argumento> stupid, silly

    ay, qué estúpida soy! — oh, how stupid of me!

    II
    - da masculino, femenino idiot, fool
    * * *
    = crazy [crazier -comp., craziest -sup.], dummy, foolish, silly, mindless, moron, stupid, daft [dafter -comp., daftest -sup.], mad, dumb [dumber -comp., dumbest -sup.], nuts, witless, bonehead, boneheaded, twit, dolally tap, dolally [do-lally], imbecile, cretinous, arsehole [asshole, -USA], brainless, dimwit, dim-witted [dimwitted], twat, nonsensical, mug, berk, prick, cretin, dumbbell, dull-witted, asinine, lemon, ditsy [ditsier -comp., ditsiest -sup.], dits, ditz, ditzy [ditzier -comp., ditziest -sup.], airhead, airheaded, duffer, schmuck, schmo, nonce, moke, twerp, dweeb, chump, birdbrained, birdbrain, off + Posesivo + knocker, off + Posesivo + rocker, dork, moonstruck, plonker.

    Ex: Lest it appear that Ms Marshall's committee and a few others of us, notoriously associated with that kind of work, are little more than crazy, fire-breathing radicals, let me add this gloss immediately.

    Ex: We are too prone to be dummy people by day, and thinking, articulate individuals only in the safety of home and leisure.
    Ex: It would be uneconomic and foolish to persevere with human assignment of controlled-language terms.
    Ex: In conclusion, I am sure you all believe me to be either idealistic, unrealistic, radical, or just plain silly.
    Ex: By this later period pressmen in England were despised as mere 'horses', the 'great guzzlers of beer' who were rebuked by the young Benjamin Franklin for their mindless intemperance.
    Ex: This thesaurus contains a number of wretched, insensitive cross-references, like from Dumb to DEAF, and from Feeble minded, Imbecility, and morons to MENTALLY HANDICAPPED.
    Ex: When any librarian is trying to find material on behalf of a user from a poor citation it leads to that librarian appearing slow and stupid to the user.
    Ex: Ranking among the dafter exercises sometimes imposed on children is the one that requires them to describe a screwdriver or a vase or the desks they sit at, or any familiar object.
    Ex: When J D Brown allowed the public of Islington to have open access to the books in the 1890s he was regarded by many of his colleagues as mad!.
    Ex: Techniques such as the automatic detection of anaphora enable systems to appear to be intelligent rather than dumb.
    Ex: I think some people would think my approach is nuts.
    Ex: She refutes the idea of the women's magazine as a 'mouthpiece of masculine interest, of patriarchy and commercialism' that preyed on 'passive, dependent, and witless' women readers.
    Ex: The article is entitled 'Field Research for Boneheads: From Naivete to Insight on the Green Tortoise'.
    Ex: That was a big boneheaded error.
    Ex: Democracy's a nice idea in theory, if it wasn't for all the twits.
    Ex: Now I know this country of ours is totally dolally tap!.
    Ex: The server has gone dolally by the looks of it.
    Ex: The same evil is done in slaving, tormenting and killing, say, chimpanzees as is done in so injuring human imbeciles.
    Ex: It is already evident that he is a cretinous buffoon.
    Ex: Modern preppies try to be assholes, probably because they think it's cool, and never quite make it.
    Ex: From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex: The diplomats have been calling him a lucky dimwit ever since.
    Ex: From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex: I don't really care if he does like real ale, even if his arse was hung with diamonds he would still be a twat.
    Ex: Parental protectiveness of children is surely a good thing if sensibly applied, but this nonsensical double standard doesn't help anyone.
    Ex: By this time, firecrackers and fireworks were being let off willy-nilly in the streets by any mug with a match.
    Ex: And before some berk starts whittling on about anti-car lobbies, we should all be lobbying for less car use if we've got any interest whatsoever in the future.
    Ex: Steve knows that he is a 'showboat, a little bit of a prick,' but he also knows that it's too late for a man in his fifties to change.
    Ex: Cretin is a word derived from an 18th century Swiss-French word meaning Christian.
    Ex: The Wizard, played by Joel Grey, is a smooth-talking dumbbell who admits he is 'a corn-fed hick' and 'one of your dime-a-dozen mediocrities'.
    Ex: An army without culture is a dull-witted army, and a dull-witted army cannot defeat the enemy.
    Ex: This chapter is dedicated to the truly asinine rules -- ones which either defeat their own purpose altogether or are completely devoid of common sense.
    Ex: The court also heard the victim's brother accuse the defendant of physical abuse and of calling him a ' lemon and a retard'.
    Ex: If there is a stereo type for ditsy blondes she really has gone out of her way to fit it perfectly.
    Ex: But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.
    Ex: She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex: She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex: Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex: She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    Ex: Plus, no matter what she did to stop people from picking on her she always ended up being called a duffer.
    Ex: Schmuck entered English as a borrowed word from Yiddish, where it is an obscene term literally meaning a foreskin or head of a penis, and an insult.
    Ex: This team of schmoes is capable of anything.
    Ex: Justin, whilst clearly a nonce, is to be commended on instigating a high-profile campaign to free the hostages.
    Ex: States know better what their own citizens needs are than do the mokes in Washington.
    Ex: He started life as a twerp, then fairly quickly became a jerk and ended up an old sourpuss.
    Ex: For this reason, I will probably not vote in the London mayoral election at all and this doesn't make me a whinging negativist dweeb.
    Ex: Americans are such chumps, because we refuse to see what is going on right in front of our eyes.
    Ex: She has her own birdbrained way of thinking about things, but most of what she says is vaguely prophetic.
    Ex: I am thinking humans can be such birdbrains when it comes to communication.
    Ex: Every firearm hast its pros and cons and anyone who tells you otherwise is off their knocker.
    Ex: I find it fascinating how Bradley can be perfectly reasonable one moment, and off his rocker the next.
    Ex: And then we get nongs like Joe here who just cant help himself from being a dork.
    Ex: ' Moonstruck' has all the fun of movies about weddings: a reluctant groom, an overeager bride, and an emotionally distraught family.
    Ex: If she'd been my daughter in fact I'd never have let her go out with an obvious plonker like myself.
    * algo estúpido = no-brainer.
    * como un estúpido = stupidly.
    * hacerse el estúpido = dumb down, act + dumb.
    * lo suficientemente estúpido como para = dumb enough to.
    * rubia estúpida = dumb blonde.
    * ser estúpido = be off + Posesivo + rocker.
    * típica rubia estúpida = bimbo.
    * volverse estúpido = go off + Posesivo + rocker.

    * * *
    estúpido1 -da
    ‹persona› stupid; ‹argumento› stupid, silly
    ay, qué estúpida, me equivoqué oh, how stupid of me, I've done it wrong
    un gasto estúpido a stupid waste of money
    es estúpido que vayamos las dos it's silly o stupid for us both to go
    estúpido2 -da
    masculine, feminine
    idiot, fool
    el estúpido de mi hermano my stupid brother
    * * *

     

    estúpido
    ◊ -da adjetivo ‹ persona stupid;


    argumento stupid, silly;
    ¡ay, qué estúpida soy! oh, how stupid of me!

    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino
    idiot, fool
    estúpido,-a
    I adjetivo stupid
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino idiot

    ' estúpido' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    burra
    - burro
    - estúpida
    - animal
    - apendejarse
    - baboso
    - caballo
    - el
    - embromar
    - gafo
    - huevón
    - pendejo
    English:
    also
    - believe
    - bit
    - bonehead
    - bozo
    - damn
    - dopey
    - equally
    - foolish
    - goof
    - idiotic
    - mindless
    - obtuse
    - pretty
    - shame
    - soft
    - stupid
    - that
    - wonder
    - inane
    - jerk
    * * *
    estúpido, -a
    adj
    stupid;
    ¡qué estúpido soy! me he vuelto a olvidar what an idiot I am! I've gone and forgotten again;
    sería estúpido no reconocerlo it would be foolish not to admit it
    nm,f
    idiot;
    el estúpido de mi vecino my idiot of a neighbour
    * * *
    I adj stupid
    II m, estúpida f idiot
    * * *
    estúpido, -da adj
    : stupid
    estúpido, -da n
    idiota: idiot, fool
    * * *
    estúpido1 adj stupid [comp. stupider; superl. stupidest]
    estúpido2 n stupid person / idiot

    Spanish-English dictionary > estúpido

  • 19 fama

    f.
    1 fame (renombre).
    tener fama to be famous o well-known
    2 reputation.
    buena/mala fama good/bad reputation
    tener fama de tacaño/generoso to have a name for being mean/generous
    * * *
    1 (renombre) fame, renown
    2 (reputación) reputation
    \
    de fama famous
    de fama mundial world-famous
    tener buena fama to have a good name
    tener mala fama to have a bad name
    * * *
    noun f.
    1) fame
    2) name
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=renombre) fame

    el libro que le dio fama — the book which made him famous, the book which made his name

    2) (=reputación) reputation
    3) (=rumor) report, rumour, rumor (EEUU)

    corre la fama de que... — it is rumoured o (EEUU) rumored that...

    * * *
    1)
    a) (renombre, celebridad) fame
    b) ( reputación) reputation

    tener buena/mala fama — to have a good/bad reputation

    cría fama y échate a dormir — ( hablando de buena fama) people think they can rest on their laurels; ( hablando de mala fama) once you have a bad reputation it is very difficult to get rid of it

    2) (Col) ( carnicería) butcher's
    * * *
    = record, reputation, fame, limelight, acclaim, visibility, notoriety, renown, glory days, kudos, cred.
    Nota: Palabra de moda formada por abreviación de credibility.
    Ex. She urges a boycott of California as a library conference venue until the state improves its current record of the worst school library provision in the US.
    Ex. Various publishers have reputations for specific styles, subject areas or works for specific audiences.
    Ex. Maybe when that young author looks back in a few years' time, she'll realize just how much more she got out of it than a bit of fun and fame.
    Ex. An enquirer upstaged by a virtuoso parade of knowledge may be unwilling to venture into the limelight again.
    Ex. In effect, the book started its life rather more as a light entertainment middle-of-the-range hardback autobiography but popular acclaim turned it into a huge mass-market paperback success.
    Ex. The new director considers that there is need for recruitment of librarians from all backgrounds into the profession and that librarianship needs higher visibility within society.
    Ex. The article is entitled 'Ingratiating yourself to all and sundry or how I crawled my way to notoriety'.
    Ex. Deceased persons of high renown in these fields will also be included.
    Ex. The author of ' Glory days or the lure of scientific misconduct' looks at fabrication, falsification and plagiarism in scientific research.
    Ex. Authors who succeed in this category are people who do not worry too much about the lack of literary kudos, but who can write, and seem to enjoy writing, fairly simple stories for a wide audience whose pure enjoyment of the books is sufficient.
    Ex. That may be true, but then you have to get people to your site, which you won't do without cred.
    ----
    * adquirir fama = achieve + notoriety.
    * alcanzar la fama = rise to + stardom, reach + stardom.
    * atribuirse la fama = take + the credit (for).
    * buena fama = well respected, good repute, good reputation.
    * buscar la fama = grab at + a headline.
    * camino hacia la fama = road to stardom.
    * catapultarse a la fama = shoot to + fame, catapult to + fame.
    * con buena fama = respected.
    * con mala fama = disreputable.
    * cumbre de la fama, la = pinnacle of renown, the, pinnacle of fame, the.
    * de buena fama = of good repute.
    * de fama = of note.
    * de fama internacional = of international renown.
    * de fama mundial = world-renowned, internationally renowned, world-renown.
    * de la fama al olvido = riches to rags.
    * de mala fama = of bad repute, notorious.
    * describir el ascenso a la fama de = chart + the rise of.
    * evitar la fama = shun + the public eye, keep out of + the public eye.
    * fama ajena = reflected glory.
    * fama + preceder = Posesivo + fame + precede + Nombre.
    * ganar fama = win + fame.
    * ganarse la fama de = earn + a reputation as.
    * lanzarse a la fama = shoot to + fame, catapult to + fame.
    * llevarse la fama = take + the credit (for).
    * mala fama = ill-repute, bad repute, bad reputation, ill reputation.
    * pináculo de la fama, el = pinnacle of fame, the, pinnacle of renown, the.
    * saltar a la fama = jump into + stardom.
    * salto a la fama = jump into stardom.
    * tener la fama de = have + a good record for.
    * tener mala fama por = hold in + disrepute, be infamous for.
    * * *
    1)
    a) (renombre, celebridad) fame
    b) ( reputación) reputation

    tener buena/mala fama — to have a good/bad reputation

    cría fama y échate a dormir — ( hablando de buena fama) people think they can rest on their laurels; ( hablando de mala fama) once you have a bad reputation it is very difficult to get rid of it

    2) (Col) ( carnicería) butcher's
    * * *
    = record, reputation, fame, limelight, acclaim, visibility, notoriety, renown, glory days, kudos, cred.
    Nota: Palabra de moda formada por abreviación de credibility.

    Ex: She urges a boycott of California as a library conference venue until the state improves its current record of the worst school library provision in the US.

    Ex: Various publishers have reputations for specific styles, subject areas or works for specific audiences.
    Ex: Maybe when that young author looks back in a few years' time, she'll realize just how much more she got out of it than a bit of fun and fame.
    Ex: An enquirer upstaged by a virtuoso parade of knowledge may be unwilling to venture into the limelight again.
    Ex: In effect, the book started its life rather more as a light entertainment middle-of-the-range hardback autobiography but popular acclaim turned it into a huge mass-market paperback success.
    Ex: The new director considers that there is need for recruitment of librarians from all backgrounds into the profession and that librarianship needs higher visibility within society.
    Ex: The article is entitled 'Ingratiating yourself to all and sundry or how I crawled my way to notoriety'.
    Ex: Deceased persons of high renown in these fields will also be included.
    Ex: The author of ' Glory days or the lure of scientific misconduct' looks at fabrication, falsification and plagiarism in scientific research.
    Ex: Authors who succeed in this category are people who do not worry too much about the lack of literary kudos, but who can write, and seem to enjoy writing, fairly simple stories for a wide audience whose pure enjoyment of the books is sufficient.
    Ex: That may be true, but then you have to get people to your site, which you won't do without cred.
    * adquirir fama = achieve + notoriety.
    * alcanzar la fama = rise to + stardom, reach + stardom.
    * atribuirse la fama = take + the credit (for).
    * buena fama = well respected, good repute, good reputation.
    * buscar la fama = grab at + a headline.
    * camino hacia la fama = road to stardom.
    * catapultarse a la fama = shoot to + fame, catapult to + fame.
    * con buena fama = respected.
    * con mala fama = disreputable.
    * cumbre de la fama, la = pinnacle of renown, the, pinnacle of fame, the.
    * de buena fama = of good repute.
    * de fama = of note.
    * de fama internacional = of international renown.
    * de fama mundial = world-renowned, internationally renowned, world-renown.
    * de la fama al olvido = riches to rags.
    * de mala fama = of bad repute, notorious.
    * describir el ascenso a la fama de = chart + the rise of.
    * evitar la fama = shun + the public eye, keep out of + the public eye.
    * fama ajena = reflected glory.
    * fama + preceder = Posesivo + fame + precede + Nombre.
    * ganar fama = win + fame.
    * ganarse la fama de = earn + a reputation as.
    * lanzarse a la fama = shoot to + fame, catapult to + fame.
    * llevarse la fama = take + the credit (for).
    * mala fama = ill-repute, bad repute, bad reputation, ill reputation.
    * pináculo de la fama, el = pinnacle of fame, the, pinnacle of renown, the.
    * saltar a la fama = jump into + stardom.
    * salto a la fama = jump into stardom.
    * tener la fama de = have + a good record for.
    * tener mala fama por = hold in + disrepute, be infamous for.

    * * *
    A
    1 (renombre, celebridad) fame
    alcanzar/conquistar la fama to achieve/win fame
    una marca de fama mundial a world-famous brand
    los vinos que han dado fama a la región the wines which have made the region famous
    2 (reputación) reputation
    tener buena/mala fama to have a good/bad reputation
    es un barrio de mala fama it's a disreputable area
    su fama de don Juan his reputation as a womanizer
    tiene fama de ser muy severo he has a reputation for being very strict
    cría fama y échate a dormir (hablando de mala fama) once you have a bad reputation it is very difficult to get rid of it, give a dog a bad name ( BrE colloq) (hablando de buena fama) people think they can rest on their laurels
    unos cobran la fama y otros cardan la lana (refiriéndose a un logro) I/you do all the work and he gets/they get all the credit; (refiriéndose a un error, una travesura) I always get the blame when you do/he does something wrong
    B ( Col) (carnicería) butcher's
    * * *

    fama sustantivo femenino
    a) (renombre, celebridad) fame;


    dar fama a algo/algn to make sth/sb famous


    tiene fama de ser severo he has a reputation for being strict;
    tiene fama de bromista he's well known as a joker
    fama sustantivo femenino
    1 (popularidad) fame, renown
    un pianista de fama mundial, a world-famous pianist
    2 (opinión pública) reputation: tiene fama de donjuán, he is known as a womanizer
    ♦ Locuciones: de fama, famous, renowned: un astrónomo de fama, a famous astronomer
    ' fama' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    acreditar
    - consagración
    - empañar
    - engrandecer
    - ensuciar
    - honor
    - lingüista
    - oído
    - universal
    - adquirir
    - anhelar
    - aureola
    - buscar
    - camino
    - celebridad
    - cobrar
    - conquistar
    - crear
    - cúspide
    - gloria
    - inmaculado
    - internacional
    - llamado
    - mellar
    - menoscabar
    - mundial
    - nombre
    - perseguir
    English:
    bomb
    - disreputable
    - fame
    - glory
    - mean
    - name
    - renown
    - repute
    - rise
    - win
    - world-famous
    - dealing
    - infamous
    - itself
    - known
    - notorious
    - reputation
    - standing
    * * *
    fama nf
    1. [renombre] fame;
    un escritor/restaurante de fama a well-known o famous writer/restaurant;
    alcanzar la fama to achieve fame, to become famous;
    tener fama to be famous o well-known;
    salir en ese programa le ha dado mucha fama being on that programme has made her very well-known
    2. [reputación] reputation;
    buena/mala fama good/bad reputation;
    tener fama de tacaño/generoso to have a reputation o name for being mean/generous;
    su fama de excéntrico atrae a mucha gente his reputation for eccentricity attracts a lot of people;
    cría fama y échate a dormir build yourself a good reputation, then you can rest on your laurels
    3. Literario
    es fama que… [se dice que] it is said that…
    * * *
    f
    1 fame;
    de fama mundial world-famous
    2 ( reputación) reputation;
    tener mala fama have a bad reputation
    * * *
    fama nf
    1) : fame
    2) reputación: reputation
    3)
    de mala fama : disreputable
    * * *
    fama n (gloria) fame

    Spanish-English dictionary > fama

  • 20 frívolo

    adj.
    1 frivolous, featherbrained, light-minded, flighty.
    2 trivial, trifling.
    m.
    frivolous person, trifler.
    * * *
    1 frivolous
    * * *
    (f. - frívola)
    adj.
    * * *
    * * *
    - la adjetivo frivolous
    * * *
    = airy [airier -comp., airiest -sup.], frivolous, flighty [flightier -comp., flightiest -sup.], airheaded, airhead, dits, ditz, ditzy [ditzier -comp., ditziest -sup.], ditsy [ditsier -comp., ditsiest -sup.].
    Nota: También escrito ditzy.
    Ex. Cases keep discussion grounded on certain persistent facts that must be faced, and keep a realistic rein on airy flights of academic speculation.
    Ex. No distinction is drawn between the citation of a document for serious academic purposes, and the citation for frivolous reasons.
    Ex. 'Anyway, to make a long story short, Huish said he knows Lisa has been a little flighty at times'.
    Ex. She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    Ex. Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex. But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.
    Ex. She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex. She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex. If there is a stereo type for ditsy blondes she really has gone out of her way to fit it perfectly.
    * * *
    - la adjetivo frivolous
    * * *
    = airy [airier -comp., airiest -sup.], frivolous, flighty [flightier -comp., flightiest -sup.], airheaded, airhead, dits, ditz, ditzy [ditzier -comp., ditziest -sup.], ditsy [ditsier -comp., ditsiest -sup.].
    Nota: También escrito ditzy.

    Ex: Cases keep discussion grounded on certain persistent facts that must be faced, and keep a realistic rein on airy flights of academic speculation.

    Ex: No distinction is drawn between the citation of a document for serious academic purposes, and the citation for frivolous reasons.
    Ex: 'Anyway, to make a long story short, Huish said he knows Lisa has been a little flighty at times'.
    Ex: She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    Ex: Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex: But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.
    Ex: She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex: She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex: If there is a stereo type for ditsy blondes she really has gone out of her way to fit it perfectly.

    * * *
    (superficial) frivolous; (ligero) light-hearted, frivolous
    un comentario frívolo a flippant o frivolous remark
    * * *

    frívolo
    ◊ -la adjetivo

    frivolous
    frívolo,-a adjetivo frivolous

    ' frívolo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    frívola
    - salón
    - devaneo
    - superficial
    - vacío
    English:
    flighty
    - flippant
    - frivolous
    - idle
    * * *
    frívolo, -a adj
    1. [superficial] frivolous
    2. [despreocupado] flippant
    * * *
    adj frivolous
    * * *
    frívolo, -la adj
    : frivolous

    Spanish-English dictionary > frívolo

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