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  • 1 18 (dieciocho)

    Ex. In this book, cases 11, 12, 14, 16, and 18 might be used early in the course as introductions to the method.
    ----
    * 18º (decimoctavo) = 18th (eighteenth).

    Spanish-English dictionary > 18 (dieciocho)

  • 2 Andes, los

    = Andes, the.
    Ex. This book looks at the linguistic history of potato cultivation in the Andes by considering the Quechua and Aymara terminology associated with this crop.

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  • 3 Papua

    1 Papua
    \
    Papua Nueva Guinea Papua New Guinea
    * * *
    = Papua.
    Ex. This book offers an 'ex-centric' view of Papua Highlands culture.
    ----
    * de Papua = Papuan.
    * Papua Nueva Guinea = Papua New Guinea.
    * * *

    Ex: This book offers an 'ex-centric' view of Papua Highlands culture.

    * de Papua = Papuan.
    * Papua Nueva Guinea = Papua New Guinea.

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  • 4 a boca de jarro

    Ex. The study described in this book examined at close range the experiences of 12 elementary school students.
    * * *

    Ex: The study described in this book examined at close range the experiences of 12 elementary school students.

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  • 5 a modo de aclaración

    = in parenthesis, on a sidenote
    Ex. Let us hope too, in parenthesis, that one error it is no longer necessary to extirpate is that a reference book is one that is not available for loan.
    Ex. On a sidenote, this book almost didn't happen when the author showed her editor her proposal.
    * * *
    = in parenthesis, on a sidenote

    Ex: Let us hope too, in parenthesis, that one error it is no longer necessary to extirpate is that a reference book is one that is not available for loan.

    Ex: On a sidenote, this book almost didn't happen when the author showed her editor her proposal.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a modo de aclaración

  • 6 a propósito

    adj.
    to the point, pertinent, to the purpose.
    adv.
    on purpose, by design, intentionally, by choice.
    intj.
    by the way, BTW, come to it, by the by.
    * * *
    (por cierto) by the way 2 (adrede) on purpose
    * * *
    2) on purpose, intentionally
    * * *
    = deliberate, for the record, incidentally, intentionally, by the way, in passing, anecdotally, purposely, by design, on purpose, wilfully [willfully, -USA], on a sidenote, studiously, by the way of (a) digression, by the by(e), speaking of which, designedly
    Ex. Deliberate mnemonics are devices which help the user to remember and recall the notation for given subjects.
    Ex. For the record, schools and libraries in the late 1960s recovered in excess of $10,000,000 from publishers and wholesalers as a result of unfair practices highlighted by Mr. Scilken.
    Ex. Incidentally, this book was about the invasion of Denmark.
    Ex. In the cases where there was no match, we intentionally created a dirty authority file.
    Ex. It is not wise, by the way, to approach the author by telephone for this puts him on the spot and he may refuse simply in self-defense and especially if you happen to butt in when he is struggling with an obstinate chapter in a new book.
    Ex. She also indicated in passing that in future authors would not automatically pass over the copyright of research results in papers to publishers.
    Ex. Anecdotally, it is often assumed that users preferring print are among the most senior in academic rank and/or years.
    Ex. I have purposely refrained from discussing the theory of comparative librarianship which has up to now characterized much of the writing on the subject.
    Ex. The victims had been herded onto a wooden landing craft by the captain of a Honduras-registered ship who then proceeded, by accident or design, to ram the craft, killing the majority of people aboard.
    Ex. Most consumers felt confident that once a letter is written and posted, no one will read it either accidently or on purpose except for the intended addressee.
    Ex. But we are not then acting quite so much out of blindness or inarticulateness; we are selfishly or fearfully or wilfully trying to short-circuit what we know underneath to be more nearly the true state of things.
    Ex. On a sidenote, this book almost didn't happen when the author showed her editor her proposal.
    Ex. Previous economic historians have, by and large, studiously ignored the British slave trade.
    Ex. That, I may say by way of a digression, has never been my main objection to socialism.
    Ex. Zenobia, by-the-by, as I suppose you know, is merely her public name.
    Ex. Speaking of which, Chertoff recently lifted restrictions that have confined airline passengers to their seats for a half hour after taking off and before landing.
    Ex. In respect of those defects, the seller may be held liable where he has designedly concealed their existence from the purchaser.
    * * *
    = deliberate, for the record, incidentally, intentionally, by the way, in passing, anecdotally, purposely, by design, on purpose, wilfully [willfully, -USA], on a sidenote, studiously, by the way of (a) digression, by the by(e), speaking of which, designedly

    Ex: Deliberate mnemonics are devices which help the user to remember and recall the notation for given subjects.

    Ex: For the record, schools and libraries in the late 1960s recovered in excess of $10,000,000 from publishers and wholesalers as a result of unfair practices highlighted by Mr. Scilken.
    Ex: Incidentally, this book was about the invasion of Denmark.
    Ex: In the cases where there was no match, we intentionally created a dirty authority file.
    Ex: It is not wise, by the way, to approach the author by telephone for this puts him on the spot and he may refuse simply in self-defense and especially if you happen to butt in when he is struggling with an obstinate chapter in a new book.
    Ex: She also indicated in passing that in future authors would not automatically pass over the copyright of research results in papers to publishers.
    Ex: Anecdotally, it is often assumed that users preferring print are among the most senior in academic rank and/or years.
    Ex: I have purposely refrained from discussing the theory of comparative librarianship which has up to now characterized much of the writing on the subject.
    Ex: The victims had been herded onto a wooden landing craft by the captain of a Honduras-registered ship who then proceeded, by accident or design, to ram the craft, killing the majority of people aboard.
    Ex: Most consumers felt confident that once a letter is written and posted, no one will read it either accidently or on purpose except for the intended addressee.
    Ex: But we are not then acting quite so much out of blindness or inarticulateness; we are selfishly or fearfully or wilfully trying to short-circuit what we know underneath to be more nearly the true state of things.
    Ex: On a sidenote, this book almost didn't happen when the author showed her editor her proposal.
    Ex: Previous economic historians have, by and large, studiously ignored the British slave trade.
    Ex: That, I may say by way of a digression, has never been my main objection to socialism.
    Ex: Zenobia, by-the-by, as I suppose you know, is merely her public name.
    Ex: Speaking of which, Chertoff recently lifted restrictions that have confined airline passengers to their seats for a half hour after taking off and before landing.
    Ex: In respect of those defects, the seller may be held liable where he has designedly concealed their existence from the purchaser.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a propósito

  • 7 abuela

    f.
    1 grandmother; (fig.) old woman, old lady.
    2 grandmother, grandparent.
    * * *
    1 grandmother (familiarmente) grandma, granny
    2 (vieja) old woman
    \
    éramos pocos y parió la abuela familiar as if that wasn't enough, that was all we needed
    no tener abuela familiar not to be afraid of blowing one's own trumpet
    ¡tu abuela! familiar rubbish!
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    = grandmother, granny, gran, grandma.
    Ex. If we can regard the card catalog as a tool that has been terrific and one about which our grandchildren going to the Smithsonian Institution will say, 'That's what my grandmother used in the olden days,' then we're on our way to letting it die with dignity = Si podemos considerar el catálogo de fichas como una herramienta que ha sido fabulosa y de la que nuestros nietos cuando vayan a la Institución Smithsoniana digan, "Esto es lo que mi abuela usaba antiguamente", entonces estamos empezando a dejarlo morir con dignidad.
    Ex. An ambitious study of the interrelationships of folklore and literature, this book resuscitates the figure of the granny using oral history and fieldwork.
    Ex. Bring back the paddling pool so that mothers and grans can safely take children for a cheap day out; picnic and paddle safely like we used to in the 40s and 50s.
    Ex. This tool enables people to click on the type of person they're having difficulty in choosing a gift for (e.g. mum, dad, granddad, grandma etc) and provides a selection of the most popular present for that person.
    ----
    * abuela materna = maternal grandmother.
    * tía abuela = great-aunt.
    * * *
    = grandmother, granny, gran, grandma.

    Ex: If we can regard the card catalog as a tool that has been terrific and one about which our grandchildren going to the Smithsonian Institution will say, 'That's what my grandmother used in the olden days,' then we're on our way to letting it die with dignity = Si podemos considerar el catálogo de fichas como una herramienta que ha sido fabulosa y de la que nuestros nietos cuando vayan a la Institución Smithsoniana digan, "Esto es lo que mi abuela usaba antiguamente", entonces estamos empezando a dejarlo morir con dignidad.

    Ex: An ambitious study of the interrelationships of folklore and literature, this book resuscitates the figure of the granny using oral history and fieldwork.
    Ex: Bring back the paddling pool so that mothers and grans can safely take children for a cheap day out; picnic and paddle safely like we used to in the 40s and 50s.
    Ex: This tool enables people to click on the type of person they're having difficulty in choosing a gift for (e.g. mum, dad, granddad, grandma etc) and provides a selection of the most popular present for that person.
    * abuela materna = maternal grandmother.
    * tía abuela = great-aunt.

    * * *

     

    abuela sustantivo femenino
    1 grandmother
    familiar grandma, granny
    2 figurado old woman: las abuelas se reúnen en la plaza a conversar, the elderly ladies gather in the square to have a chat
    ♦ Locuciones: no tener abuela, to blow one's own trumpet
    ' abuela' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    dietario
    - distraer
    - mensual
    - ocho
    - remotamente
    - tía
    - yaya
    - abuelo
    - criar
    - nana
    - regalonear
    English:
    blow
    - dead
    - grandmother
    - great-aunt
    - inherit
    - by
    - grand
    - great
    * * *
    f
    1 grandmother;
    ¡cuéntaselo a tu abuela! fam tell me another one fam, Br
    pull the other one! fam ;
    no tener abuela, no necesitar abuela fam be good at blowing one’s own trumpet
    2 fam
    persona mayor old lady
    * * *
    abuela nf
    1) : grandmother
    2) : old woman
    3)
    ¡tu abuela! fam : no way!, forget about it!
    * * *
    abuela n grandmother / grandma / granny [pl. grannies]

    Spanish-English dictionary > abuela

  • 8 abuelita

    f.
    1 grandma, granny, grandmother.
    2 old girl, elderly woman.
    * * *
    SF
    1) Cono Sur (=gorra) baby's bonnet
    2) And (=cuna) cradle
    * * *
    = granny, gran, grandma.
    Ex. An ambitious study of the interrelationships of folklore and literature, this book resuscitates the figure of the granny using oral history and fieldwork.
    Ex. Bring back the paddling pool so that mothers and grans can safely take children for a cheap day out; picnic and paddle safely like we used to in the 40s and 50s.
    Ex. This tool enables people to click on the type of person they're having difficulty in choosing a gift for (e.g. mum, dad, granddad, grandma etc) and provides a selection of the most popular present for that person.
    * * *
    = granny, gran, grandma.

    Ex: An ambitious study of the interrelationships of folklore and literature, this book resuscitates the figure of the granny using oral history and fieldwork.

    Ex: Bring back the paddling pool so that mothers and grans can safely take children for a cheap day out; picnic and paddle safely like we used to in the 40s and 50s.
    Ex: This tool enables people to click on the type of person they're having difficulty in choosing a gift for (e.g. mum, dad, granddad, grandma etc) and provides a selection of the most popular present for that person.

    Spanish-English dictionary > abuelita

  • 9 aburrido

    adj.
    1 boring, dull, humdrum, uninteresting.
    2 bored, tired.
    f. & m.
    bore, boring person, tiresome person.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: aburrir.
    * * *
    1→ link=aburrir aburrir
    1 (ser aburrido) boring, tedious; (monótono) dull, dreary
    2 (estar aburrido) bored, weary; (cansado) tired of; (harto) fed up with
    * * *
    (f. - aburrida)
    adj.
    1) boring, tedious
    2) bored, fed up
    * * *
    ADJ (=que aburre) boring, tedious; (=que siente aburrimiento) bored

    ¡estoy aburrido de decírtelo! — I'm tired of telling you!

    ABURRIDO ¿"Bored" o "boring"? Usamos bored para referirnos al hecho de {estar} aburrido, es decir, de sentir aburrimiento: Si estás aburrida podrías ayudarme con este trabajo If you're bored you could help me with this work ► Usamos boring con personas, actividades y cosas para indicar que alguien o algo {es} aburrido, es decir, que produce aburrimiento: ¡Qué novela más aburrida! What a boring novel! No me gusta salir con él; es muy aburrido I don't like going out with him; he's very boring
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo
    1) < persona>
    a) [estar] ( sin entretenimiento) bored
    b) [estar] ( harto) fed up

    aburrido de algo — tired of something, fed up with something

    aburrido de + inf — tired of -ing

    2) [ser] <película/persona> boring; < trabajo> boring, tedious
    II
    - da masculino, femenino bore
    * * *
    = tedious, deadly [deadlier -comp., deadliest -sup.], drab, stodgy, unexciting, uninteresting, wearisome, weary [wearier -comp., weariest -sup.], bored, boring, wearying, dreary [drearier -comp., dreariest -sup.], uninspiring, unmoving, dull, cut and dried [cut and dry].
    Ex. In other places too many references could make for a very tedious search.
    Ex. Some authors, of course, object to their work being subjected to compulsory dissection for exams in the traditional deadly manner and like Bernard Shaw, they swear to haunt anyone who so mistreats them (Shaw's ghost must be busy these days).
    Ex. Have reading foisted on you as a duty, a task to be put up with, from which you expect no delight, and it can appear a drab business gladly to be given up.
    Ex. One could easily prefer the convenience of the stodgy single-volume work.
    Ex. The author argues that the advantages for higher education are unclear, and rather unexciting.
    Ex. There is no such thing on earth as an uninteresting subject; the only thing that can exist is an uninterested person.
    Ex. The earliest binding machines replaced the wearisome hand-beating of the sheets in order to fold them.
    Ex. Humanity is returning to the downsized, reengineered, total quality management weary business world.
    Ex. One should answer the telephone clearly and pleasantly -- not in a bored voice or in slurred haste.
    Ex. This article shows how the dowdy and boring image of the stereotypical librarian as presented in fiction, taints the portrayal of all who work in libraries.
    Ex. A new wave of books dealing frankly with such concerns as sex, alcoholism and broken homes was seen as a breakthrough, but plots and styles have begun to show a wearying sameness.
    Ex. The city was considered to be seedy (decayed, littered, grimy, and dreary), crowded, busy, and strongly idiosyncratic (quaint, historic, colorful, and full of 'atmosphere').
    Ex. Though the novel begins like a house ablaze, it later thickens slightly into an acceptable if uninspiring finale.
    Ex. The outcome is strangely unmoving.
    Ex. These librarians are given Haykin upon the day of their arrival and are expected to read the entire dull document and use it as a guideline in establishing subject headings.
    Ex. I don't like to hear cut-and-dried sermons -- when I hear a man preach, I like to see him act as if he were fighting bees.
    ----
    * de un modo aburrido y pesado = tediously, ponderously, boringly.
    * día aburrido = dull day.
    * estar aburrido como una ostra = be bored stiff.
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo
    1) < persona>
    a) [estar] ( sin entretenimiento) bored
    b) [estar] ( harto) fed up

    aburrido de algo — tired of something, fed up with something

    aburrido de + inf — tired of -ing

    2) [ser] <película/persona> boring; < trabajo> boring, tedious
    II
    - da masculino, femenino bore
    * * *
    = tedious, deadly [deadlier -comp., deadliest -sup.], drab, stodgy, unexciting, uninteresting, wearisome, weary [wearier -comp., weariest -sup.], bored, boring, wearying, dreary [drearier -comp., dreariest -sup.], uninspiring, unmoving, dull, cut and dried [cut and dry].

    Ex: In other places too many references could make for a very tedious search.

    Ex: Some authors, of course, object to their work being subjected to compulsory dissection for exams in the traditional deadly manner and like Bernard Shaw, they swear to haunt anyone who so mistreats them (Shaw's ghost must be busy these days).
    Ex: Have reading foisted on you as a duty, a task to be put up with, from which you expect no delight, and it can appear a drab business gladly to be given up.
    Ex: One could easily prefer the convenience of the stodgy single-volume work.
    Ex: The author argues that the advantages for higher education are unclear, and rather unexciting.
    Ex: There is no such thing on earth as an uninteresting subject; the only thing that can exist is an uninterested person.
    Ex: The earliest binding machines replaced the wearisome hand-beating of the sheets in order to fold them.
    Ex: Humanity is returning to the downsized, reengineered, total quality management weary business world.
    Ex: One should answer the telephone clearly and pleasantly -- not in a bored voice or in slurred haste.
    Ex: This article shows how the dowdy and boring image of the stereotypical librarian as presented in fiction, taints the portrayal of all who work in libraries.
    Ex: A new wave of books dealing frankly with such concerns as sex, alcoholism and broken homes was seen as a breakthrough, but plots and styles have begun to show a wearying sameness.
    Ex: The city was considered to be seedy (decayed, littered, grimy, and dreary), crowded, busy, and strongly idiosyncratic (quaint, historic, colorful, and full of 'atmosphere').
    Ex: Though the novel begins like a house ablaze, it later thickens slightly into an acceptable if uninspiring finale.
    Ex: The outcome is strangely unmoving.
    Ex: These librarians are given Haykin upon the day of their arrival and are expected to read the entire dull document and use it as a guideline in establishing subject headings.
    Ex: I don't like to hear cut-and-dried sermons -- when I hear a man preach, I like to see him act as if he were fighting bees.
    * de un modo aburrido y pesado = tediously, ponderously, boringly.
    * día aburrido = dull day.
    * estar aburrido como una ostra = be bored stiff.

    * * *
    aburrido1 -da
    A ‹persona›
    1 [ ESTAR] (sin entretenimiento) bored
    estoy muy aburrido I'm bored stiff
    2 [ ESTAR] (harto) fed up
    me tienes aburrido con tus quejas I'm fed up with your complaints
    aburrido DE algo tired OF sth, fed up WITH sth
    estoy aburrido de sus bromas I'm tired of o fed up with her jokes
    aburrido DE + INF tired of -ING
    estoy aburrido de pedírselo I'm tired of asking him for it
    B [ SER] ‹película/persona› boring
    es un trabajo muy aburrido it's a really boring o tedious job
    la conferencia fue aburridísima the lecture was really boring
    aburrido2 -da
    masculine, feminine
    bore
    * * *

     

    Del verbo aburrir: ( conjugate aburrir)

    aburrido es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    aburrido    
    aburrir
    aburrido
    ◊ -da adjetivo

    1 [estar] ‹ persona


    b) ( harto) fed up;

    aburrido de algo tired of sth, fed up with sth;
    aburrido de hacer algo tired of doing sth
    2 [ser] ‹película/persona boring;
    trabajo boring, tedious
    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino
    bore
    aburrir ( conjugate aburrir) verbo transitivo
    to bore
    aburrirse verbo pronominal

    b) ( hartarse) aburridose de algo/algn to get tired of o fed up with sth/sb;

    aburridose de hacer algo to get tired of doing sth
    aburrido,-a adjetivo
    1 (cargante, tedioso) tu hermano es aburrido, your brother's boring
    2 (que no se divierte) tu hermano está aburrido, your brother's bored
    (cansado, hastiado) estoy aburrido de tus quejas, I'm tired of your complaints
    aburrir verbo transitivo to bore
    ♦ Locuciones: aburrir a las ovejas, to be incredibly boring
    ' aburrido' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    aburrida
    - acto
    - amargada
    - amargado
    - harta
    - harto
    - insípida
    - insípido
    - ladrillo
    - pesada
    - pesado
    - petardo
    - plomo
    - sopa
    - tostón
    - aburridor
    - aguado
    - bastante
    - cansado
    - de
    - enojoso
    - latoso
    - mamado
    - podrido
    English:
    bored
    - boring
    - dreary
    - dull
    - grind
    - plough through
    - quiet
    - shade
    - stiff
    - tedious
    - tediously
    - uninspiring
    - especially
    - staid
    - wade
    * * *
    aburrido, -a
    adj
    1. [harto, fastidiado] bored;
    estar aburrido de hacer algo to be fed up with doing sth;
    estoy aburrido de esperar I'm fed up with o tired of waiting;
    me tiene muy aburrido con sus constantes protestas I'm fed up with her constant complaining;
    Fam
    2. [que aburre] boring;
    este libro es muy aburrido this book is very boring;
    la fiesta está muy aburrida it's a very boring party
    nm,f
    bore;
    ¡eres un aburrido! you're so boring!
    * * *
    adj que aburre boring; que se aburre bored;
    aburrido de algo bored o fed up fam with sth
    * * *
    aburrido, -da adj
    1) : bored, tired, fed up
    2) tedioso: boring, tedious
    * * *
    aburrido1 adj
    2. (tedioso, pesado) boring
    ¡qué programa más aburrido! what a boring programme!

    Spanish-English dictionary > aburrido

  • 10 aburrir

    v.
    1 to bore.
    este trabajo me aburre this job is boring
    aburre a todo el mundo con sus batallitas he bores everyone with his old stories
    2 to be boring, to bore, to dull, to pall.
    Este juego aburre This game is boring.
    3 to tire, to weary, to bore, to bore the pants off.
    María aburre a Ricardo con su charla Mary tires Richard with her chattering.
    4 to be boring to.
    Aburre estudiar sola It is boring to study alone.
    * * *
    1 to bore
    2 (cansar) to tire
    1 to get bored (con/de/por, with)
    \
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) [gen] to bore; (=cansar) to tire, weary
    2) ** [+ dinero] to blow *; [+ tiempo] to waste
    2.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo to bore
    2.
    aburrirse v pron
    a) ( por falta de entretenimiento) to get bored
    b) ( hartarse)

    aburrirse de algo/alguien — to get tired of o fed up with something/somebody

    aburrirse de + inf — to get tired of -ing

    * * *
    = pall, bore, wear + a little thin, weary.
    Ex. The experience of 'flying through' virtual worlds to discover the identities of hundreds of criptics nodes palls very quickly.
    Ex. Frustrated by the limitations on developing work relationships with students, and bored with the demands of the library, she returned to teaching English.
    Ex. His jauntiness can wear a little thin, and the buff will be sorry there is no index, but there is much to be grateful for in this book.
    Ex. She wearies of the constant procession of visitors, and the round of invitations and commissions, which swallow up her time.
    ----
    * aburrirse como ostras = be bored stiff, be bored to death, be bored to tears, be bored out of + Posesivo + mind.
    * aburrirse (con) = be bored (with).
    * no aburrir a Alguien con todos los detalles = spare + Nombe + all the details.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo to bore
    2.
    aburrirse v pron
    a) ( por falta de entretenimiento) to get bored
    b) ( hartarse)

    aburrirse de algo/alguien — to get tired of o fed up with something/somebody

    aburrirse de + inf — to get tired of -ing

    * * *
    = pall, bore, wear + a little thin, weary.

    Ex: The experience of 'flying through' virtual worlds to discover the identities of hundreds of criptics nodes palls very quickly.

    Ex: Frustrated by the limitations on developing work relationships with students, and bored with the demands of the library, she returned to teaching English.
    Ex: His jauntiness can wear a little thin, and the buff will be sorry there is no index, but there is much to be grateful for in this book.
    Ex: She wearies of the constant procession of visitors, and the round of invitations and commissions, which swallow up her time.
    * aburrirse como ostras = be bored stiff, be bored to death, be bored to tears, be bored out of + Posesivo + mind.
    * aburrirse (con) = be bored (with).
    * no aburrir a Alguien con todos los detalles = spare + Nombe + all the details.

    * * *
    aburrir [I1 ]
    vt
    to bore
    estas reuniones me aburren these meetings bore me, I find these meetings boring o tedious
    no aburras a la abuela con tus historias don't bore Granny with your stories
    nunca me había aburrido tanto I'd never been so bored
    2 (hartarse) aburrirse DE algo/algn to get tired OF o fed up WITH sth/sb
    se aburrió de hacer lo mismo todos los días he got tired of o fed up with doing the same thing every day, he tired of doing the same thing every day
    * * *

     

    aburrir ( conjugate aburrir) verbo transitivo
    to bore
    aburrirse verbo pronominal

    b) ( hartarse) aburrirse de algo/algn to get tired of o fed up with sth/sb;

    aburrirse de hacer algo to get tired of doing sth
    aburrir verbo transitivo to bore
    ♦ Locuciones: aburrir a las ovejas, to be incredibly boring
    ' aburrir' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    amuermar
    - cansar
    - empalagar
    - martirizar
    - asquear
    - chorear
    English:
    bore
    * * *
    vt
    to bore;
    este trabajo me aburre this job is boring;
    aburre a todo el mundo con sus batallitas he bores everyone with his old stories;
    me aburre tener que madrugar todos los días it's really tiresome having to get up early every day
    * * *
    v/t bore
    * * *
    : to bore, to tire
    * * *
    1. (cansar) to bore
    2. (resultar pesado) to be boring

    Spanish-English dictionary > aburrir

  • 11 accidentalmente

    adv.
    accidentally, casually, fortuitously.
    * * *
    1 accidentally
    * * *
    ADV (=por casualidad) by chance; (=sin querer) accidentally, unintentionally
    * * *
    adverbio ( sin querer) accidentally, unintentionally; ( de casualidad) by chance
    * * *
    = inadvertently, accidentally, unintentionally.
    Ex. Use this operator carefully -- you may inadvertently eliminate relevant records.
    Ex. As has been suggested elsewhere in this book, it is axiomatic that regular backup copies of data disks be taken, in order to ensure that data are not accidentally lost.
    Ex. The Hawthorne effect, ie the well-established fact that individuals who know that they are being observed usually change their patterns of behaviour, even unintentionally, will obviously come into play if the observation is obtrusive.
    * * *
    adverbio ( sin querer) accidentally, unintentionally; ( de casualidad) by chance
    * * *
    = inadvertently, accidentally, unintentionally.

    Ex: Use this operator carefully -- you may inadvertently eliminate relevant records.

    Ex: As has been suggested elsewhere in this book, it is axiomatic that regular backup copies of data disks be taken, in order to ensure that data are not accidentally lost.
    Ex: The Hawthorne effect, ie the well-established fact that individuals who know that they are being observed usually change their patterns of behaviour, even unintentionally, will obviously come into play if the observation is obtrusive.

    * * *
    (sin querer) accidentally, unintentionally; (de casualidad) by chance
    * * *

    accidentalmente adverbio accidentally, unintentionally
    ' accidentalmente' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abortar
    - golpear
    - herir
    - pisotón
    - mojar
    - pinchar
    English:
    accidentally
    * * *
    accidentally, by accident

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  • 12 acreditado

    adj.
    credited, proven, authorized, confirmed.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: acreditar.
    * * *
    1→ link=acreditar acreditar
    1 (prestigioso) reputable, well-known, prestigious
    2 (representante, embajador) accredited
    * * *
    ADJ (Pol) accredited; (=estimado) reputable
    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    a) ( de renombre) <establecimiento/marca> reputable, well-known
    b) <diplomático/periodista> accredited; <agente/representante> authorized, official
    * * *
    = accredited, reputable.
    Ex. Please remember that only accredited representatives of voting members of IFLA are entitled to vote at IFLA Council meetings.
    Ex. Plainly it is worth seeking both reputable suppliers and producers, since they have an interest in offering a sound product.
    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    a) ( de renombre) <establecimiento/marca> reputable, well-known
    b) <diplomático/periodista> accredited; <agente/representante> authorized, official
    * * *
    = accredited, reputable.

    Ex: Please remember that only accredited representatives of voting members of IFLA are entitled to vote at IFLA Council meetings.

    Ex: Plainly it is worth seeking both reputable suppliers and producers, since they have an interest in offering a sound product.

    * * *
    1 (de renombre) ‹establecimiento/marca› reputable, well-known
    2 ‹diplomático/periodista› accredited; ‹agente/representante› authorized, official
    el embajador acreditado ante la Santa Sede the ambassador accredited to the Holy See
    * * *

    Del verbo acreditar: ( conjugate acreditar)

    acreditado es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    acreditado    
    acreditar
    acreditado
    ◊ -da adjetivo

    a)establecimiento/marca reputable, well-known

    b)diplomático/periodista accredited;

    agente/representante authorized, official
    acreditar ( conjugate acreditar) verbo transitivo
    1diplomático/periodista to accredit;
    representante to authorize
    2 (frml)
    a) (probar, avalar) ‹ pago to prove;




    3 (Fin) to credit
    acreditado,-a adjetivo
    1 (con credenciales) accredited
    2 (reputado) renowned, famous
    acreditar verbo transitivo
    1 (dar fama) to be a credit to
    2 (demostrar) to prove
    3 (autorizar a alguien) to accredit: ya lo han acreditado como embajador en Cuba, he has just been accredited as ambassador to Cuba
    4 Fin to credit
    ' acreditado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    acreditar
    - acreditada
    English:
    reputable
    - reputed
    * * *
    acreditado, -a adj
    1. [periodista, deportista] accredited;
    los congresistas acreditados the official conference delegates
    2. [embajador, representante] accredited
    3. [reputado] [médico, abogado] distinguished;
    [marca] reputable
    * * *
    I adj well-known, reputable
    II partacreditar
    * * *
    acreditado, -da adj
    1) : accredited, authorized
    2) : reputable

    Spanish-English dictionary > acreditado

  • 13 actitud belicista

    (n.) = warmongering
    Ex. This book makes use of archival sources to explode the myth of Poincare's warmongering.
    * * *

    Ex: This book makes use of archival sources to explode the myth of Poincare's warmongering.

    Spanish-English dictionary > actitud belicista

  • 14 acusación

    f.
    1 accusation, impeachment, accusal, arraignment.
    2 finger-pointing, prosecution, accusation.
    * * *
    1 accusation
    2 DERECHO charge
    \
    acta de acusación indictment
    acusación particular DERECHO private prosecutor
    * * *
    noun f.
    1) accusation, charge
    * * *
    SF (=inculpación) accusation; (Jur) (=cargo) charge, indictment; (=acusador) prosecution

    acusación particular, la acusación particular — (the counsel for) the prosecution

    * * *
    1)
    a) ( imputación) accusation
    b) (Der) charge
    2) ( parte)
    * * *
    = charge, impeachment, accusation, arraignment, exposure, denouncement, prosecution, indictment, denunciation, imputation.
    Ex. No less prestigious an authority than a Royal Commission was appointed to inquire into the charges brought against the man principally responsible for that volume.
    Ex. Enter the official proceedings and records of criminal trial, impeachment, courts-martial, etc., under the heading for the person or body prosecuted.
    Ex. In an attempt to provide counter-evidence to the accusation that the literature of gays is not being represented in library collections a study was conducted.
    Ex. Children charged with offense are usually at risk of detention between the time of arraignment and the time of hearing.
    Ex. This book is an uncompromising exposure of the ideological mist that envelops romantics and romanticists.
    Ex. The second document is a denouncement of slavery by Greenwich, who mobilizes the best tradition of scriptural exegesis to make his case.
    Ex. This article describes the legal consequences of the perpetration of these crimes and procedural aspects of their prosecution.
    Ex. Enter indictments as instructed in rule 21.36C1.
    Ex. These denunciations make libraries look both sanctimonious and hypocritical for trying to save the world when they have failed to put ther own house in order.
    Ex. The imputation was totally without basis and was motivated purely by malice.
    ----
    * acusaciones = criminal charges.
    * acusaciones de delito criminal = criminal charges.
    * acusación + hacer = accusation + level.
    * retirar una acusación = drop + a charge.
    * suspender una acusación = stay + charge.
    * * *
    1)
    a) ( imputación) accusation
    b) (Der) charge
    2) ( parte)
    * * *
    = charge, impeachment, accusation, arraignment, exposure, denouncement, prosecution, indictment, denunciation, imputation.

    Ex: No less prestigious an authority than a Royal Commission was appointed to inquire into the charges brought against the man principally responsible for that volume.

    Ex: Enter the official proceedings and records of criminal trial, impeachment, courts-martial, etc., under the heading for the person or body prosecuted.
    Ex: In an attempt to provide counter-evidence to the accusation that the literature of gays is not being represented in library collections a study was conducted.
    Ex: Children charged with offense are usually at risk of detention between the time of arraignment and the time of hearing.
    Ex: This book is an uncompromising exposure of the ideological mist that envelops romantics and romanticists.
    Ex: The second document is a denouncement of slavery by Greenwich, who mobilizes the best tradition of scriptural exegesis to make his case.
    Ex: This article describes the legal consequences of the perpetration of these crimes and procedural aspects of their prosecution.
    Ex: Enter indictments as instructed in rule 21.36C1.
    Ex: These denunciations make libraries look both sanctimonious and hypocritical for trying to save the world when they have failed to put ther own house in order.
    Ex: The imputation was totally without basis and was motivated purely by malice.
    * acusaciones = criminal charges.
    * acusaciones de delito criminal = criminal charges.
    * acusación + hacer = accusation + level.
    * retirar una acusación = drop + a charge.
    * suspender una acusación = stay + charge.

    * * *
    A
    1 (imputación) accusation
    una serie de acusaciones contra el gobierno a series of accusations against the government
    2 ( Der) charge
    negó la acusación he denied the charge
    un crimen sobre el cual no existe ninguna acusación formal a crime for which no-one has ever been charged
    formular una acusación contra algn to bring charges against sb
    B
    (parte): la acusación the prosecution
    Compuesto:
    private prosecution
    * * *

    acusación sustantivo femenino

    b) (Der) charge

    acusación sustantivo femenino
    1 accusation: sus acusaciones me irritaron profundamente, their accusations irritated me deeply
    2 Jur (cargo) charge (fiscalía, abogados) prosecution: la acusación presentó pruebas convincentes, the prosecution presented the court with some conclusive evidence
    ' acusación' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    cuento
    - gravitar
    - negación
    - temeraria
    - temerario
    - concreto
    - desmentir
    - negar
    - negativa
    English:
    accusation
    - acquit
    - bum rap
    - case
    - charge
    - deny
    - ill-founded
    - indictment
    - prosecution
    - repudiate
    - witness
    - allegation
    - grand
    - prosecutor
    * * *
    1. [inculpación] accusation;
    Der charge;
    verter acusaciones (contra alguien) to make accusations (against sb);
    negó todas las acusaciones she denied all the charges;
    fueron juzgados bajo la acusación de terrorismo they were tried for having committed terrorist offences
    2. Der [personas]
    la acusación the prosecution
    acusación particular private action;
    la acusación popular = the prosecution which acts on behalf of pressure groups and other interested bodies in cases of public interest
    * * *
    f accusation
    * * *
    acusación nf, pl - ciones
    1) : accusation, charge
    2)
    la acusación : the prosecution
    * * *
    acusación n accusation

    Spanish-English dictionary > acusación

  • 15 adaptación para televisión

    (n.) = dramatisation [dramatization]
    Ex. If the user comes to look for this book, s/he should be led to a place where s/he will find 'Denmark's Day of Doom', 'Rats in the Larder', translations of this work, possibly dramatizations, and possibly books about it.
    * * *
    (n.) = dramatisation [dramatization]

    Ex: If the user comes to look for this book, s/he should be led to a place where s/he will find 'Denmark's Day of Doom', 'Rats in the Larder', translations of this work, possibly dramatizations, and possibly books about it.

    Spanish-English dictionary > adaptación para televisión

  • 16 adaptación teatral

    f.
    stage adaptation.
    * * *
    (n.) = dramatisation [dramatization]
    Ex. If the user comes to look for this book, s/he should be led to a place where s/he will find 'Denmark's Day of Doom', 'Rats in the Larder', translations of this work, possibly dramatizations, and possibly books about it.
    * * *
    (n.) = dramatisation [dramatization]

    Ex: If the user comes to look for this book, s/he should be led to a place where s/he will find 'Denmark's Day of Doom', 'Rats in the Larder', translations of this work, possibly dramatizations, and possibly books about it.

    Spanish-English dictionary > adaptación teatral

  • 17 adaptar

    v.
    1 to adapt.
    un modelo adaptado a condiciones desérticas a model adapted to suit desert conditions
    María adaptó el programa a su casa Mary adapted the program to her house.
    Ricardo adaptó el computador Richard adapted=ported his computer.
    2 to adapt (libro, obra de teatro).
    * * *
    1 (acomodar) to adapt
    2 (ajustar) to adjust, fit
    1 (persona) to adapt oneself (a, to); (cosa) to fit, adjust
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (=acomodar) to adapt; (=encajar) to fit, make suitable ( para for)
    (=ajustar) to adjust
    2) (Inform) to convert ( para to)
    2.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo <cortinas/vestido> to alter; < habitación> to convert; <pieza/motor> to adapt; (Inf) to convert

    adaptó la obra al or para el cine — he adapted the play for the screen

    2.
    adaptarse v pron to adapt

    adaptarse a algo/+ inf — to adapt to something/-ing

    * * *
    = adapt, customise [customize, -USA], gear (to/toward(s)/for), make + amenable, pitch, bend, fit together, tune, arrange, retrofit, scale, tweak, muck around/about, key + Nombre + to.
    Ex. Order forms A and B can be adapted for local use.
    Ex. The system has to be customised to suit any specific application so that it suits the demands of the microcomputer with which it is being used.
    Ex. Most of the main subject headings lists are geared to the alphabetical subject approach found in dictionary catalogues.
    Ex. This flexibility represents an attempt to make the code amenable to use in a variety of different library environments.
    Ex. Thus pitching instructions at the right level can be difficult.
    Ex. Each cluster or niche of interests in the end user field will have specific individual needs and innovations will bend information technology to meet them.
    Ex. The narrative may be unfamiliar in its structure so that they are unsure about the way different elements of the story fit together.
    Ex. Just as delivery must be tuned to suit the kind of material chosen, so must the language used to tell a story.
    Ex. A vocal score is a score showing all vocal parts, with accompaniment, if any, arranged for keyboard instrument.
    Ex. This model is attractive both for 'retrofitting' existing software as well as providing flexibility to new systems.
    Ex. To produce a statewide estimate, this framework would need to be scaled to accommodate all public libraries in a particular state.
    Ex. This book offers strategies for high school teachers that provide tools for creating, repairing, and tweaking all the discernible components of teaching.
    Ex. I have looked at the book and mucked around with the database and using switches but can't see a solution.
    Ex. The case study found that children do have the ability to use a classification scheme that is keyed to their developmental level.
    ----
    * adaptar a la música = set to + music.
    * adaptar a las necesidades de = tailor to + the needs of, gear to + the needs of.
    * adaptar a las preferencias de Uno = suit + Posesivo + own preferences.
    * adaptar al cine = adapt to + the screen.
    * adaptar a una aplicación concreta = harness.
    * adaptar a una exigencia = tailor to + requirement.
    * adaptar a una necesidad = time to + need, suit + requirement.
    * adaptar para la pantalla = adapt to + the screen.
    * adaptarse = come to + terms with, morph.
    * adaptarse a = accommodate, comport with, attune to.
    * adaptarse a las circunstancias = suit + circumstances.
    * adaptarse al cambio = accommodate to + change, adapt to + change.
    * adaptarse al entorno = adjust to + environment.
    * adaptarse a los cambios = flow with + the tides.
    * adaptarse a los tiempos = change with + the times, move with + the times, keep up with + the times, adapt to + the times.
    * adaptarse a una aplicación = suit + application.
    * adaptarse a una función = step up to + role.
    * adaptarse a una innovación = meet + development.
    * adaptarse a una necesidad = suit + need.
    * adaptarse a un formato = meet + format.
    * adaptarse a un interés = accommodate + interest.
    * capaz de adaptarse y superar adversidades = resilient.
    * modificar y adaptar = repackage [re-package], repack.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo <cortinas/vestido> to alter; < habitación> to convert; <pieza/motor> to adapt; (Inf) to convert

    adaptó la obra al or para el cine — he adapted the play for the screen

    2.
    adaptarse v pron to adapt

    adaptarse a algo/+ inf — to adapt to something/-ing

    * * *
    = adapt, customise [customize, -USA], gear (to/toward(s)/for), make + amenable, pitch, bend, fit together, tune, arrange, retrofit, scale, tweak, muck around/about, key + Nombre + to.

    Ex: Order forms A and B can be adapted for local use.

    Ex: The system has to be customised to suit any specific application so that it suits the demands of the microcomputer with which it is being used.
    Ex: Most of the main subject headings lists are geared to the alphabetical subject approach found in dictionary catalogues.
    Ex: This flexibility represents an attempt to make the code amenable to use in a variety of different library environments.
    Ex: Thus pitching instructions at the right level can be difficult.
    Ex: Each cluster or niche of interests in the end user field will have specific individual needs and innovations will bend information technology to meet them.
    Ex: The narrative may be unfamiliar in its structure so that they are unsure about the way different elements of the story fit together.
    Ex: Just as delivery must be tuned to suit the kind of material chosen, so must the language used to tell a story.
    Ex: A vocal score is a score showing all vocal parts, with accompaniment, if any, arranged for keyboard instrument.
    Ex: This model is attractive both for 'retrofitting' existing software as well as providing flexibility to new systems.
    Ex: To produce a statewide estimate, this framework would need to be scaled to accommodate all public libraries in a particular state.
    Ex: This book offers strategies for high school teachers that provide tools for creating, repairing, and tweaking all the discernible components of teaching.
    Ex: I have looked at the book and mucked around with the database and using switches but can't see a solution.
    Ex: The case study found that children do have the ability to use a classification scheme that is keyed to their developmental level.
    * adaptar a la música = set to + music.
    * adaptar a las necesidades de = tailor to + the needs of, gear to + the needs of.
    * adaptar a las preferencias de Uno = suit + Posesivo + own preferences.
    * adaptar al cine = adapt to + the screen.
    * adaptar a una aplicación concreta = harness.
    * adaptar a una exigencia = tailor to + requirement.
    * adaptar a una necesidad = time to + need, suit + requirement.
    * adaptar para la pantalla = adapt to + the screen.
    * adaptarse = come to + terms with, morph.
    * adaptarse a = accommodate, comport with, attune to.
    * adaptarse a las circunstancias = suit + circumstances.
    * adaptarse al cambio = accommodate to + change, adapt to + change.
    * adaptarse al entorno = adjust to + environment.
    * adaptarse a los cambios = flow with + the tides.
    * adaptarse a los tiempos = change with + the times, move with + the times, keep up with + the times, adapt to + the times.
    * adaptarse a una aplicación = suit + application.
    * adaptarse a una función = step up to + role.
    * adaptarse a una innovación = meet + development.
    * adaptarse a una necesidad = suit + need.
    * adaptarse a un formato = meet + format.
    * adaptarse a un interés = accommodate + interest.
    * capaz de adaptarse y superar adversidades = resilient.
    * modificar y adaptar = repackage [re-package], repack.

    * * *
    adaptar [A1 ]
    vt
    1 ‹cortinas/vestido› to alter; ‹habitación› to convert; ‹pieza/motor› to adapt
    adaptaron el dormitorio para usarlo como aula the bedroom was converted into a classroom o for use as a classroom
    adaptó la obra al or para el cine he adapted the play for the screen
    2 ( Inf) to convert
    to adapt adaptar A algo/ + INF to adapt TO sth/ -ING
    hay que saber adaptarse a las circunstancias you have to learn to adapt to circumstances
    un coche que se adapta a cualquier terreno a car which is well suited to any terrain
    no se adapta a vivir sola she can't adapt to living alone
    * * *

     

    adaptar ( conjugate adaptar) verbo transitivocortinas/vestido to alter;
    habitación to convert;
    pieza/motor to adapt;
    obra/novela to adapt;
    (Inf) to convert
    adaptarse verbo pronominal
    to adapt;
    adaptarse a algo/hacer algo to adapt to sth/doing sth;

    adaptar verbo transitivo
    1 to adapt: esa obra de teatro fue adaptada al cine, this play was adapted for the screen
    2 (ajustar) to adjust

    ' adaptar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    acomodar
    - escenificar
    English:
    adapt
    - gear
    - suit
    - tailor
    - customize
    * * *
    vt
    1. [modificar]
    un modelo adaptado a condiciones desérticas a model adapted to suit desert conditions;
    el edificio no ha sido aún adaptado a su nueva función the building still hasn't been modified to suit its new function
    2. [libro, obra de teatro] to adapt (a for);
    adaptó la novela al cine she adapted the novel for film o the screen
    * * *
    v/t adapt
    * * *
    1) modificar: to adapt
    2) : to adjust, to fit
    * * *
    adaptar vb (acomodar) to adapt

    Spanish-English dictionary > adaptar

  • 18 adquirir una idea

    (v.) = gain + impression
    Ex. From this book one gains an impression of the way the policies of the European Communities are developing which is not so readily apparent from other official publications.
    * * *
    (v.) = gain + impression

    Ex: From this book one gains an impression of the way the policies of the European Communities are developing which is not so readily apparent from other official publications.

    Spanish-English dictionary > adquirir una idea

  • 19 aferrarse

    pron.v.
    1 to grasp one another strongly. (Nautical)
    2 to persist obstinately in an opinion. (Metaphorical)
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    VPR
    1) (=agarrarse) to cling, hang on
    2)

    aferrarse a o en — (=obstinarse en) to stick to, stand by

    3) (Náut) [barco] to anchor, moor
    * * *
    (v.) = seize on/upon
    Ex. Librarians may seize on this book thinking it is going to offer them practical guidelines for setting up a system in their own libraries.
    * * *
    (v.) = seize on/upon

    Ex: Librarians may seize on this book thinking it is going to offer them practical guidelines for setting up a system in their own libraries.

    * * *

    aferrarse ( conjugate aferrarse) verbo pronominal: aferrarsese a algo/algn to cling (on) to sth/sb
    ■aferrarse verbo reflexivo
    1 (asirse a un objeto) to clutch, cling [a, to]
    2 fig (a una idea, una creencia) Paco se aferra a la esperanza de que le reconozcan sus méritos, Paco clings to the hope that his merits will be recognized
    ' aferrarse' also found in these entries:
    English:
    cling
    - fasten on to
    - straw
    * * *
    vpr
    1.
    aferrarse a algo [a objeto] to cling to sth
    2. [a idea, opinión]
    se aferran a un plan que está condenado al fracaso they are clinging on to a plan that is destined to fail;
    se aferró a su familia para superar la crisis she clung to her family to get through the crisis
    * * *
    v/r fig
    cling (a to)
    * * *
    aferrarse {55} vr
    : to cling, to hold on

    Spanish-English dictionary > aferrarse

  • 20 agudo

    adj.
    1 sharp, smart, keen, astute.
    2 intense, severe, fierce, excruciating.
    3 high-pitched, sharp, shrill, piping.
    4 acute, clever, keen, insightful.
    5 witty, clever.
    6 pointed, acute, sharp-edged.
    7 acute.
    8 oxytone, accented in the last syllable, oxytonic, with a stronger phonetic accent on last syllable.
    Acordeón es una palabra aguda "Acordeon" is accented in the last syllable...
    m.
    high-pitch note, treble.
    * * *
    1 (afilado) sharp
    2 (dolor) acute
    4 figurado (sentido) sharp, keen
    5 (voz) high-pitched
    6 (sonido) treble, high
    7 LINGÚÍSTICA (palabra) oxytone; (acento) acute
    * * *
    (f. - aguda)
    adj.
    1) sharp, acute
    2) high, high-pitched
    3) clever, witty
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=afilado) [filo] sharp; [instrumento] sharp, pointed
    2) (=intenso) [enfermedad, dolor] acute; [acento] acute
    3) [ángulo] acute
    4) (=incisivo) [mente, sentido] sharp, keen; [ingenio] ready, lively; [crítica] penetrating; [observación] smart, clever; [pregunta] acute, searching
    5) (=gracioso) witty
    6) (Mús) [nota] high, high-pitched; [voz, sonido] piercing
    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    1)
    a) <filo/punta> sharp
    b) < ángulo> acute
    2)
    a) <voz/sonido> high-pitched; < nota> high
    b) < dolor> ( duradero) intense, acute; ( momentáneo) sharp
    c) < crisis> severe
    d) <aumento/descenso> sharp
    3)
    a) ( perspicaz) < persona> quick-witted, sharp; < comentario> shrewd
    b) ( gracioso) <comentario/persona> witty
    c) <sentido/instinto> sharp
    4) < palabra> stressed on the last syllable; < acento> acute
    * * *
    = keen [keener -comp., keenest -sup.], sharp [sharper -comp., sharpest -sup.], trenchant, witty [wittier -comp., wittiest -sup.], perceptive, acute, searing, stinging, heightened, high-pitched, penetrating, razor-sharp, keen-witted, pointy [pointier -comp., pointiest - sup.].
    Ex. Formal logic used to be a keen instrument in the hands of the teacher in his trying of students' souls.
    Ex. 'I'll give it more thought,' she said with a sharp frown, resuming her former posture.
    Ex. However, both BTI and LCSH occasionally use headings of this kind, though one could argue strongly that these are out of place in direct entry methods, and they come in for trenchant criticism from Metcalfe.
    Ex. This book offers pithy and witty advice on how to write, defects in prose style, punctuation, and preparing a manuscript.
    Ex. In their profound and perceptive essay on professionalism, Mary Lee Bundy and Paul Wasserman write at some length on this extraordinary phenomenon, 'the essential timidity of responsibility for solving informational problems and providing unequivocal answers'.
    Ex. In some areas of study, notably the social sciences, the problems vocabulary are acute.
    Ex. His searing and rigorously logical analysis of the '1949 ALA Rules for Entry' is one of my favorite pieces of writing on cataloging.
    Ex. In a stinging rebuke to the American Library Association, Nat Hentoff has criticized the ALA for failing to take action to defend volunteer librarians in Cuba who are being subjected to a brutal crackdown.
    Ex. The heightened level of community awareness has led some local authorities to take the initiative and to become information disseminators in their own right.
    Ex. The noise is a high-pitched whine or hiss the machine emits during operation.
    Ex. In this connection, Ohmes and Jones of the Florida State University Library have offered some rather penetrating insights regarding what they call 'The Other Half of Cataloging'.
    Ex. As mentioned in the first part, developing a razor-sharp memory is not going to occur overnight.
    Ex. She is famous for her series featuring homicide detective Peter Decker and his keen-witted, beautiful wife.
    Ex. So much so that my canines (or eye-teeth, they're the pointy ones) ended up growing over my incisors/first molars rather than between them.
    ----
    * acento agudo = acute.
    * de vista aguda = sharp-eyed.
    * dolor agudo = twinge.
    * Enfermedad + aguda = acute + Enfermedad, a bad case of + Enfermedad.
    * infección aguda = acute infection.
    * miastenia aguda = myasthenia gravis.
    * SARS (Síndrome Respiratorio Agudo y Grave) = SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome).
    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    1)
    a) <filo/punta> sharp
    b) < ángulo> acute
    2)
    a) <voz/sonido> high-pitched; < nota> high
    b) < dolor> ( duradero) intense, acute; ( momentáneo) sharp
    c) < crisis> severe
    d) <aumento/descenso> sharp
    3)
    a) ( perspicaz) < persona> quick-witted, sharp; < comentario> shrewd
    b) ( gracioso) <comentario/persona> witty
    c) <sentido/instinto> sharp
    4) < palabra> stressed on the last syllable; < acento> acute
    * * *
    = keen [keener -comp., keenest -sup.], sharp [sharper -comp., sharpest -sup.], trenchant, witty [wittier -comp., wittiest -sup.], perceptive, acute, searing, stinging, heightened, high-pitched, penetrating, razor-sharp, keen-witted, pointy [pointier -comp., pointiest - sup.].

    Ex: Formal logic used to be a keen instrument in the hands of the teacher in his trying of students' souls.

    Ex: 'I'll give it more thought,' she said with a sharp frown, resuming her former posture.
    Ex: However, both BTI and LCSH occasionally use headings of this kind, though one could argue strongly that these are out of place in direct entry methods, and they come in for trenchant criticism from Metcalfe.
    Ex: This book offers pithy and witty advice on how to write, defects in prose style, punctuation, and preparing a manuscript.
    Ex: In their profound and perceptive essay on professionalism, Mary Lee Bundy and Paul Wasserman write at some length on this extraordinary phenomenon, 'the essential timidity of responsibility for solving informational problems and providing unequivocal answers'.
    Ex: In some areas of study, notably the social sciences, the problems vocabulary are acute.
    Ex: His searing and rigorously logical analysis of the '1949 ALA Rules for Entry' is one of my favorite pieces of writing on cataloging.
    Ex: In a stinging rebuke to the American Library Association, Nat Hentoff has criticized the ALA for failing to take action to defend volunteer librarians in Cuba who are being subjected to a brutal crackdown.
    Ex: The heightened level of community awareness has led some local authorities to take the initiative and to become information disseminators in their own right.
    Ex: The noise is a high-pitched whine or hiss the machine emits during operation.
    Ex: In this connection, Ohmes and Jones of the Florida State University Library have offered some rather penetrating insights regarding what they call 'The Other Half of Cataloging'.
    Ex: As mentioned in the first part, developing a razor-sharp memory is not going to occur overnight.
    Ex: She is famous for her series featuring homicide detective Peter Decker and his keen-witted, beautiful wife.
    Ex: So much so that my canines (or eye-teeth, they're the pointy ones) ended up growing over my incisors/first molars rather than between them.
    * acento agudo = acute.
    * de vista aguda = sharp-eyed.
    * dolor agudo = twinge.
    * Enfermedad + aguda = acute + Enfermedad, a bad case of + Enfermedad.
    * infección aguda = acute infection.
    * miastenia aguda = myasthenia gravis.
    * SARS (Síndrome Respiratorio Agudo y Grave) = SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome).

    * * *
    agudo -da
    A
    1 ‹filo/punta› sharp
    2 ‹ángulo› acute
    B
    1 ‹voz› high-pitched; (irritante) shrill; ‹sonido› high-pitched; (irritante) piercing; ‹nota› high
    2 ‹dolor› (duradero) intense, acute; (momentáneo) sharp
    3 ‹crisis› severe
    4 ‹aumento/descenso› sharp
    un agudo descenso del índice de mortalidad a sharp fall in the death rate
    C
    1 (perspicaz) ‹persona› quick-witted, sharp; ‹observación/comentario› shrewd; ‹pregunta› shrewd, searching
    2 (gracioso) ‹comentario/persona› witty
    3 ‹vista› sharp; ‹oído› sharp, acute; ‹sentido/instinto› keen, sharp
    D
    1 ‹palabra› stressed on the last syllable
    2 ‹acento› acute
    * * *

     

    agudo
    ◊ -da adjetivo

    1
    a)filo/punta sharp

    b) ángulo acute

    2
    a)voz/sonido high-pitched;

    nota high
    b) dolor› ( duradero) intense, acute;

    ( momentáneo) sharp
    c) crisis severe

    d)aumento/descenso sharp

    3

    comentario shrewd
    b) ( gracioso) ‹comentario/persona witty

    c)sentido/instinto sharp

    agudo,-a adjetivo
    1 (sensación, enfermedad) acute
    2 (tono de voz) high-pitched
    (sonido) treble, high
    3 (ingenioso) witty
    4 (oído, vista, olfato) sharp, keen
    ' agudo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    aguda
    - fina
    - fino
    - ingeniosa
    - ingenioso
    - lista
    - listo
    - sagaz
    - estridente
    - ladino
    - pinchazo
    - pitido
    - quejido
    English:
    acute
    - crack
    - high
    - high-pitched
    - keen
    - piping
    - quick
    - quick-witted
    - raging
    - sharp
    - shrill
    - witty
    - yap
    * * *
    agudo, -a
    adj
    1. [filo, punta] sharp
    2. [vista, olfato] keen
    3. [crisis, problema, enfermedad] serious, acute
    4. [dolor] intense;
    sentí un dolor agudo al mover el brazo I felt a sharp pain when I moved my arm
    5. [sonido, voz] high, high-pitched
    6. [perspicaz] [persona] sharp, shrewd;
    [ingenio] keen, sharp
    7. [ingenioso] witty;
    estás muy agudo you're on form o very witty today;
    Irónico
    ¡muy agudo! [cuando algo no es gracioso] very clever o funny!;
    [cuando algo es evidente] very observant!
    8. Gram [palabra] stressed on the last syllable
    9. Gram [tilde] acute
    nm
    agudos [sonidos] treble
    * * *
    adj
    1 acute
    2 ( afilado) sharp
    3 sonido high-pitched
    4 ( perspicaz) sharp
    :
    acento agudo acute accent
    * * *
    agudo, -da adj
    1) : acute, sharp
    2) : shrill, high-pitched
    3) perspicaz: clever, shrewd
    * * *
    agudo adj
    1. (en general) sharp
    2. (sonido, voz) high / high pitched
    3. (ángulo, dolor) acute
    4. (comentario) witty [comp. wittier; superl. wittiest]
    5. (sentido) keen
    "sofá" es una palabra aguda the accent is on the last syllable in "sofá"

    Spanish-English dictionary > agudo

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