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to have sth on trial

  • 1 trial

    masculino invariable
    trial
    trial [trjal]

    Diccionario Español-Alemán > trial

  • 2 trial

    1 trial
    * * *
    1.
    SM (Dep) trial
    2.
    * * *
    ['trial]
    masculino motocross
    * * *
    ['trial]
    masculino motocross
    * * *
    /ˈtrial/
    motocross
    * * *

    trial sustantivo masculino
    motocross
    ' trial' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    actuar
    - banquillo
    - calidad
    - causa
    - contrarreloj
    - ensayo
    - escarceo
    - juicio
    - procesamiento
    - proceso
    - prueba
    - sumarísima
    - sumarísimo
    - vista
    - carrera
    English:
    composed
    - eventual
    - fair
    - spin out
    - trial
    - adjourn
    - hearing
    - probation
    - prosecution
    - summary
    * * *
    trial nm
    Dep trials riding trial indoor indoor trials riding
    * * *
    m DEP trials pl

    Spanish-English dictionary > trial

  • 3 fondo de comercio. Have

    fondo de comercio. Have
    (LAm)
    goodwill
    fondo de custodia trust fund
    fondo de emergencia emergency fund
    Fondo Europeo de Cooperación Monetaria (FECM) European Monetary Cooperation Fund (EMCF)
    Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo (FED) European Development Fund (EDF)
    Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDR) European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
    [lang name="SpanishTraditionalSort"]fondo de inversion mobiliaria, costo por unidad; costo unitario (LAm) unit trust
    Fondo Monetario Internacional (FMI) International Monetary Fund (IMF)
    fondo de pensiones pension fund
    fondo de seguros insurance fund
    fondos para invertir capital funds
    [lang name="SpanishTraditionalSort"]fondos mutuos, costo por unidad; costo unitario (LAm) unit trust, mutual fund (US)
    Fondo Social Europeo (FSE) European Social Fund (ESF)
    fondos públicos public funds

    Spanish-English Business Glossary > fondo de comercio. Have

  • 4 trial

    trial

    Vocabulario Castellano-Catalán > trial

  • 5 trial indoor

    Diccionario Español-Alemán > trial indoor

  • 6 a

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


    2
    a) (señalando hora, momento) at;


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

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

    c) al + inf:


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



    ( antes) a few minutes before she arrived;

    3 (en relaciones de proporción, equivalencia):

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

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

    ¿viste a José? did you see José?;

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


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

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

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

    Spanish-English dictionary > a

  • 7 abogado

    f. & m.
    1 lawyer, attorney, attorney-at-law, advocate.
    2 public attorney, solicitor.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: abogar.
    * * *
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 lawyer, solicitor (tribunal supremo) barrister
    2 figurado advocate, champion
    \
    ejercer de abogado to practise law, be a lawyer
    abogado de oficio legal -aid lawyer
    abogado defensor counsel for the defense
    abogado del diablo devil's advocate
    abogado del Estado public prosecutor, US attorney general
    abogado laborista union lawyer
    * * *
    (f. - abogada)
    noun
    lawyer, attorney
    * * *
    abogado, -a
    SM / F
    1) lawyer, attorney(-at-law) (EEUU)

    ejercer de abogadoto practise o (EEUU) practice law

    recibirse de abogado esp LAm to qualify as a lawyer

    abogado/a auxiliar — Méx junior lawyer

    abogado/a criminalista — criminal lawyer

    abogado/a defensor(a) — defending counsel

    abogado/a del Estado — public prosecutor, attorney general (EEUU)

    abogado/a de oficio — court-appointed counsel, duty solicitor, public defender (EEUU)

    abogado/a de secano — barrack-room lawyer

    abogado/a laboralista — labour lawyer, labor lawyer (EEUU)

    abogado/a matrimonialista — divorce lawyer

    abogado/a penalista — Méx criminal lawyer

    2) (=defensor, partidario) champion, advocate
    * * *
    - da masculino, femenino ( en general) lawyer, solicitor ( in UK); ( ante un tribunal superior) attorney ( in US), barrister ( in UK)
    * * *
    = attorney, lawyer, prosecutor, barrister-at-law, barrister, trial lawyer.
    Ex. For example, an unwed woman who fears she is pregnant may have appointments made with an attorney in a legal assistance society and conselors in abortion clinics or maternity homes.
    Ex. Conceived initially to demonstrate a potential tool to assist lawyers in adjudicatory proceedings, the system appears to have potential for addressing a broad spectrum of record management requirements.
    Ex. This article discusses one case that illustrates how even well trained federal prosecutors can grow confused about how to apply the intellectual property law.
    Ex. A barrister-at-law Barry quickly adjusted himself to the particular problems of the library profession.
    Ex. An MP, a barrister, and a financial consultant present the case for charging Value Added Tax (VAT) on books.
    Ex. All this deterioration has been to complicate and thereby fatten the pockets of trial lawyers in collusion with our judges.
    ----
    * abogado civil = civilian lawyer, people's lawyer.
    * abogado defensor = defence attorney [defense attorney, -USA].
    * abogado de la corona = Queen's Counsel (QC).
    * abogado del diablo = devil's advocate.
    * abogado del estado = Queen's Counsel (QC).
    * abogado de oficio = legal aid.
    * abogado especializado en divorcios = divorce lawyer.
    * abogado fiscal = prosecuting attorney, district attorney, district counsel.
    * abogado general = advocate-general.
    * abogado matrimonialista = divorce lawyer.
    * abogado procurador = solicitor.
    * abogado que asesora a los presos = jailhouse lawyer.
    * abogado sin escrúpulos = shyster, shark lawyer.
    * ayudante de abogado = paralegal [para-legal].
    * bufete de abogados = law centre, law firm, law office.
    * Colegio de Abogados = Law Society.
    * despacho de abogados = law centre, law office.
    * firma de abogados = legal assistance society, law firm.
    * jerga de los abogados = legalease.
    * * *
    - da masculino, femenino ( en general) lawyer, solicitor ( in UK); ( ante un tribunal superior) attorney ( in US), barrister ( in UK)
    * * *
    = attorney, lawyer, prosecutor, barrister-at-law, barrister, trial lawyer.

    Ex: For example, an unwed woman who fears she is pregnant may have appointments made with an attorney in a legal assistance society and conselors in abortion clinics or maternity homes.

    Ex: Conceived initially to demonstrate a potential tool to assist lawyers in adjudicatory proceedings, the system appears to have potential for addressing a broad spectrum of record management requirements.
    Ex: This article discusses one case that illustrates how even well trained federal prosecutors can grow confused about how to apply the intellectual property law.
    Ex: A barrister-at-law Barry quickly adjusted himself to the particular problems of the library profession.
    Ex: An MP, a barrister, and a financial consultant present the case for charging Value Added Tax (VAT) on books.
    Ex: All this deterioration has been to complicate and thereby fatten the pockets of trial lawyers in collusion with our judges.
    * abogado civil = civilian lawyer, people's lawyer.
    * abogado defensor = defence attorney [defense attorney, -USA].
    * abogado de la corona = Queen's Counsel (QC).
    * abogado del diablo = devil's advocate.
    * abogado del estado = Queen's Counsel (QC).
    * abogado de oficio = legal aid.
    * abogado especializado en divorcios = divorce lawyer.
    * abogado fiscal = prosecuting attorney, district attorney, district counsel.
    * abogado general = advocate-general.
    * abogado matrimonialista = divorce lawyer.
    * abogado procurador = solicitor.
    * abogado que asesora a los presos = jailhouse lawyer.
    * abogado sin escrúpulos = shyster, shark lawyer.
    * ayudante de abogado = paralegal [para-legal].
    * bufete de abogados = law centre, law firm, law office.
    * Colegio de Abogados = Law Society.
    * despacho de abogados = law centre, law office.
    * firma de abogados = legal assistance society, law firm.
    * jerga de los abogados = legalease.

    * * *
    abogado -da
    masculine, feminine
    (en general) lawyer, solicitor ( BrE); (ante un tribunal superior) attorney ( AmE), barrister ( BrE)
    no necesito abogados, yo me sé defender ( fam); I don't need anyone to defend me, I can stand up for myself
    Compuestos:
    abogado criminalista, abogada criminalista
    masculine, feminine criminal lawyer
    abogado defensor, abogada defensora
    masculine, feminine defense lawyer ( AmE), defence counsel ( BrE), counsel for the defence ( BrE)
    masculine devil's advocate
    abogado de oficio, abogada de oficio
    masculine, feminine lawyer provided under the legal aid scheme, public defender ( AmE)
    abogado general, abogada general
    (UE) masculine, feminine advocate general
    abogado del estado, abogada del estado
    masculine, feminine ≈ district attorney ( AmE); ≈ public prosecutor ( BrE)
    abogado laboralista, abogada laboralista
    masculine, feminine labor* lawyer ( AmE), employment lawyer
    abogado matrimonialista, abogada matrimonialista
    masculine, feminine divorce lawyer
    abogado penalista, abogada penalista
    masculine, feminine criminal lawyer
    abogado procesalista, abogada procesalista
    masculine, feminine lawyer in a court of first instance, trial lawyer ( AmE)
    * * *

     

    Del verbo abogar: ( conjugate abogar)

    abogado es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    abogado    
    abogar
    abogado
    ◊ -da sustantivo masculino, femenino ( en general) lawyer, solicitor ( in UK);


    ( ante un tribunal superior) attorney ( in US), barrister ( in UK);

    abogado del diablo devil's advocate
    abogado,-a sustantivo masculino y femenino lawyer, solicitor, US attorney, US counsellor
    (en tribunal supremo) barrister
    abogado criminalista, criminal lawyer
    abogado de oficio, legal aid lawyer
    abogado del diablo, Devil's advocate
    abogado del Estado, public prosecutor
    abogado defensor, counsel for the defense
    abogado laboralista, union lawyer
    El término general es lawyer. Un solicitor prepara documentos legales, representa a su cliente en los tribunales inferiores y ayuda al barrister, quien representa a su cliente en los tribunales superiores. En algunos Estados de EE. UU. se emplea la palabra attorney y en otros counsellor, aunque las dos significan lo mismo: lawyer, abogado.
    abogar verbo transitivo to plead
    abogar en favor de, to plead for, defend
    abogar por una causa, to advocate o champion sthg

    ' abogado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abogada
    - bufete
    - criminalista
    - defensor
    - defensora
    - diablo
    - estado
    - estudiar
    - laboralista
    - letrada
    - letrado
    - minuta
    - monta
    - notaria
    - notario
    - oficio
    - casar
    - cliente
    - clientela
    - consultorio
    - ejercer
    - licenciado
    - patrocinar
    - preciarse
    - procurador
    - qué
    English:
    advice
    - advocate
    - attorney
    - barrister
    - charge
    - client
    - contact
    - counsel
    - counsellor
    - counselor
    - cross-examine
    - dispose
    - draw up
    - lawyer
    - local
    - prosecution
    - see
    - service
    - solicitor
    - strike off
    - brief
    - from
    - legal
    - prosecutor
    * * *
    abogado, -a nm,f
    1. Der lawyer, US attorney
    abogado criminalista criminal lawyer;
    abogado defensor counsel for the defence;
    abogado del Estado public prosecutor;
    abogado de familia family lawyer;
    abogado laboralista labour lawyer;
    abogado matrimonialista divorce lawyer;
    abogado de oficio legal aid lawyer
    2. [intercesor] intermediary;
    [defensor] advocate;
    siempre ha sido un abogado de los pobres he has always stood up for the poor
    abogado del diablo devil's advocate;
    hacer de abogado del diablo to play devil's advocate
    * * *
    m, abogada f lawyer, Br
    solicitor; en tribunal superior attorney, Br
    barrister;
    no le faltaron abogados fig there were plenty of people who defended him
    * * *
    abogado, -da n
    : lawyer, attorney
    * * *
    1. (en general) lawyer / solicitor

    Spanish-English dictionary > abogado

  • 8 actuar

    v.
    1 to act (obrar, producir efecto).
    actúa de o como escudo it acts o serves as a shield
    este tranquilizante actúa directamente sobre los centros nerviosos this tranquilizer acts directly on the nerve centers
    Juana actúa como reina Johanna acts like a queen.
    Actué bien I acted [behaved] well.
    Ricardo actuó en el incendio Richard acted=took action during the fire.
    2 to undertake proceedings (law).
    3 to perform, to act.
    en esta película actúa Victoria Abril Victoria Abril appears in this film
    4 to perform on, to act out.
    5 to perform judicial acts, to prosecute, to litigate, to bring an action.
    El juez actúa legalmente The judge performs judicial acts legally.
    * * *
    (stressed ú in certain persons of certain tenses)
    Present Indicative
    actúo, actúas, actúa, actuamos, actuáis, actúan.
    Present Subjunctive
    actúe, actúes, actúe, actuemos, actuéis, actúen.
    Imperative
    actúa (tú), actúe (él/Vd.), actuemos (nos.), actuad (vos.), actúen (ellos/Vds.).
    * * *
    verb
    to act, perform
    * * *
    1. VI
    1) [actor] to act; [cantante, banda, compañía, equipo] to perform

    actuar en una películato act o be in a film

    2) (=obrar) to act

    actúa como o de mediador en el conflicto — he's acting as a mediator in the conflict

    actúa de manera rarahe's acting o behaving strangely

    3) (Jur) (=proceder) to institute (legal) proceedings; [abogado] to act
    4) (=tener efecto) to act
    2.
    VT (=hacer funcionar) to work, operate
    * * *
    verbo intransitivo
    a) persona ( obrar) to act

    forma de actuar — behavior*

    b) < medicamento> to work, act
    c) actor to act; torero to perform

    ¿quién actúa en esa película? — who's in the movie?

    d) (Der) to act
    * * *
    = act, be at work, behave, function, perform, step in, work, conduct + Reflexivo, come into + play, get in + the act, undertake + action, step up.
    Ex. AACR2 defines a corporate body thus: 'a corporate body is an organisation or group of persons that is identified by a particular name and that acts, or may act, as an entity'.
    Ex. All these influences are at work before a child goes to school, yet until quite recently we have behaved as though good teaching in good schools was enough to compensate for the disabilities of verbally impoverished children.
    Ex. Although the system behaves simply, it incorporates some complex retrieval techniques, developed from information retrieval research.
    Ex. The DOBIS/LIBIS allows both the library and the computer center to function efficiently and at a lower cost by sharing one system.
    Ex. 'There's no question,' he said, 'but an individual's past performance is a good indicator of how he or she will perform in the future'.
    Ex. Furthermore, children can be misled by group influences into reading truly pernicious material (hard core ponography, for example) and when this happens adults have a clear responsibility to step in and do something about it.
    Ex. Files only work effectively for a limited number of documents.
    Ex. At the next division and department head meeting, Kobitsky was reprimanded and told that she should learn to be an administrator and conduct herself accordingly = En la siguiente reunión de directores de división y departamento, Kobitsky fue amonestada y se le dijo que debería aprender a ser una administradora y actuar consecuentemente.
    Ex. There are, of course, all sorts of other considerations which come into play in determining the income which a publisher might obtain from a book.
    Ex. Even the U.S. military got in the act, when in 1984 they abolished happy hours at military base clubs.
    Ex. Members will not undertake actions that may unfairly or unlawfully jeopardise a candidate's employment.
    Ex. Another growing group in this annual pro-life event is women who are stepping up to proclaim their regret for their own abortions.
    ----
    * actuar a posteriori = be reactive.
    * actuar autoritariamente = flex + Posesivo + muscles.
    * actuar como si + ser + Dios = play + God.
    * actuar con cautela = play it + safe.
    * actuar con fineza = finesse.
    * actuar con irresponsabilidad hacia = play + fast and loose with.
    * actuar con poca consideración hacia = play + fast and loose with.
    * actuar consecuentemente = act + accordingly.
    * actuar convencido de que = operate under + the impression that.
    * actuar correctamente = do + the right thing, get on + the right side of.
    * actuar de = serve as.
    * actuar de abogado del diablo = be the/a devil's advocate.
    * actuar de acuerdo con los principios de Uno = act on + Posesivo + principles.
    * actuar de buena fe = act in + good faith.
    * actuar de capitán = skipper, captain.
    * actuar de cara a la galería = play to + the gallery.
    * actuar de contrapeso = counterpoise.
    * actuar de forma negligente = be remiss.
    * actuar de juez = don + Posesivo + judge's wig, officiate.
    * actuar del modo que se considere más adecuado = exercise + discretion.
    * actuar de mediador = mediate.
    * actuar de mirón = lurk in + the wings.
    * actuar de otro modo = do + otherwise.
    * actuar de puente = act as + a bridge.
    * actuar de un modo despiadado = play + hardball.
    * actuar de un modo determinado = follow + pattern.
    * actuar de un modo diferente = strike out on + a different path.
    * actuar de un modo enérgico = turn on + the heat.
    * actuar de un modo implacable = play + hardball.
    * actuar de un modo independiente = go it alone.
    * actuar de un modo intransigente = play + hardball.
    * actuar duro = play + hardball.
    * actuar en colusión = connive.
    * actuar en complicidad = connive.
    * actuar en conciencia = act in + good conscience.
    * actuar en connivencia = collude, connive.
    * actuar en consecuencia = act + accordingly.
    * actuar en defensa de la profesión = advocacy.
    * actuar en defensa de los intereses de las bibliotecas y bibliotecarios = library advocacy.
    * actuar en la clandestinidad = go into + hiding.
    * actuar en segundo plano = lurk in + the wings.
    * actuar en sinergia = synergize.
    * actuar independientemente = fly + solo.
    * actuar lento = be slow off the mark, be slow off the blocks.
    * actuar motivado por + Nombre = act out of + Nombre.
    * actuar negligentemente = be remiss.
    * actuar para el bien de todos = acting-for-the-best.
    * actuar por encima de + Posesivo + capacidades = punch above + Posesivo + weight.
    * actuar por impulso = act on + impulse.
    * actuar rápido = be quick off the mark, be quick off the blocks.
    * actuar según = act on/upon.
    * actuar sin demora = act + promptly.
    * actuar sin pensar = shoot from + the hip.
    * actuar sumisamente = take + Nombre + lying down.
    * al actuar de este modo = by so doing, in so doing, by doing so.
    * empezar a actuar = swing into + action.
    * encontrar su propio modo de actuar = find + Posesivo + own way.
    * forma de actuar = discourse.
    * manera de actuar = line of attack.
    * modo de actuar = arrangement, course of action, practice, rationale.
    * no actuar correctamente = be remiss.
    * no actuar debidamente = be remiss.
    * organismo que actúa en representación de otros = umbrella.
    * para actuar = for action.
    * que actúa de soporte = supporting.
    * * *
    verbo intransitivo
    a) persona ( obrar) to act

    forma de actuar — behavior*

    b) < medicamento> to work, act
    c) actor to act; torero to perform

    ¿quién actúa en esa película? — who's in the movie?

    d) (Der) to act
    * * *
    = act, be at work, behave, function, perform, step in, work, conduct + Reflexivo, come into + play, get in + the act, undertake + action, step up.

    Ex: AACR2 defines a corporate body thus: 'a corporate body is an organisation or group of persons that is identified by a particular name and that acts, or may act, as an entity'.

    Ex: All these influences are at work before a child goes to school, yet until quite recently we have behaved as though good teaching in good schools was enough to compensate for the disabilities of verbally impoverished children.
    Ex: Although the system behaves simply, it incorporates some complex retrieval techniques, developed from information retrieval research.
    Ex: The DOBIS/LIBIS allows both the library and the computer center to function efficiently and at a lower cost by sharing one system.
    Ex: 'There's no question,' he said, 'but an individual's past performance is a good indicator of how he or she will perform in the future'.
    Ex: Furthermore, children can be misled by group influences into reading truly pernicious material (hard core ponography, for example) and when this happens adults have a clear responsibility to step in and do something about it.
    Ex: Files only work effectively for a limited number of documents.
    Ex: At the next division and department head meeting, Kobitsky was reprimanded and told that she should learn to be an administrator and conduct herself accordingly = En la siguiente reunión de directores de división y departamento, Kobitsky fue amonestada y se le dijo que debería aprender a ser una administradora y actuar consecuentemente.
    Ex: There are, of course, all sorts of other considerations which come into play in determining the income which a publisher might obtain from a book.
    Ex: Even the U.S. military got in the act, when in 1984 they abolished happy hours at military base clubs.
    Ex: Members will not undertake actions that may unfairly or unlawfully jeopardise a candidate's employment.
    Ex: Another growing group in this annual pro-life event is women who are stepping up to proclaim their regret for their own abortions.
    * actuar a posteriori = be reactive.
    * actuar autoritariamente = flex + Posesivo + muscles.
    * actuar como si + ser + Dios = play + God.
    * actuar con cautela = play it + safe.
    * actuar con fineza = finesse.
    * actuar con irresponsabilidad hacia = play + fast and loose with.
    * actuar con poca consideración hacia = play + fast and loose with.
    * actuar consecuentemente = act + accordingly.
    * actuar convencido de que = operate under + the impression that.
    * actuar correctamente = do + the right thing, get on + the right side of.
    * actuar de = serve as.
    * actuar de abogado del diablo = be the/a devil's advocate.
    * actuar de acuerdo con los principios de Uno = act on + Posesivo + principles.
    * actuar de buena fe = act in + good faith.
    * actuar de capitán = skipper, captain.
    * actuar de cara a la galería = play to + the gallery.
    * actuar de contrapeso = counterpoise.
    * actuar de forma negligente = be remiss.
    * actuar de juez = don + Posesivo + judge's wig, officiate.
    * actuar del modo que se considere más adecuado = exercise + discretion.
    * actuar de mediador = mediate.
    * actuar de mirón = lurk in + the wings.
    * actuar de otro modo = do + otherwise.
    * actuar de puente = act as + a bridge.
    * actuar de un modo despiadado = play + hardball.
    * actuar de un modo determinado = follow + pattern.
    * actuar de un modo diferente = strike out on + a different path.
    * actuar de un modo enérgico = turn on + the heat.
    * actuar de un modo implacable = play + hardball.
    * actuar de un modo independiente = go it alone.
    * actuar de un modo intransigente = play + hardball.
    * actuar duro = play + hardball.
    * actuar en colusión = connive.
    * actuar en complicidad = connive.
    * actuar en conciencia = act in + good conscience.
    * actuar en connivencia = collude, connive.
    * actuar en consecuencia = act + accordingly.
    * actuar en defensa de la profesión = advocacy.
    * actuar en defensa de los intereses de las bibliotecas y bibliotecarios = library advocacy.
    * actuar en la clandestinidad = go into + hiding.
    * actuar en segundo plano = lurk in + the wings.
    * actuar en sinergia = synergize.
    * actuar independientemente = fly + solo.
    * actuar lento = be slow off the mark, be slow off the blocks.
    * actuar motivado por + Nombre = act out of + Nombre.
    * actuar negligentemente = be remiss.
    * actuar para el bien de todos = acting-for-the-best.
    * actuar por encima de + Posesivo + capacidades = punch above + Posesivo + weight.
    * actuar por impulso = act on + impulse.
    * actuar rápido = be quick off the mark, be quick off the blocks.
    * actuar según = act on/upon.
    * actuar sin demora = act + promptly.
    * actuar sin pensar = shoot from + the hip.
    * actuar sumisamente = take + Nombre + lying down.
    * al actuar de este modo = by so doing, in so doing, by doing so.
    * empezar a actuar = swing into + action.
    * encontrar su propio modo de actuar = find + Posesivo + own way.
    * forma de actuar = discourse.
    * manera de actuar = line of attack.
    * modo de actuar = arrangement, course of action, practice, rationale.
    * no actuar correctamente = be remiss.
    * no actuar debidamente = be remiss.
    * organismo que actúa en representación de otros = umbrella.
    * para actuar = for action.
    * que actúa de soporte = supporting.

    * * *
    actuar [ A18 ]
    vi
    1 «persona» (obrar) to act
    actuó de or como mediador he acted as a mediator
    no entiendo tu forma de actuar I don't understand the way you're behaving o acting
    2 «medicamento» to work, act
    dejar actuar a la naturaleza let nature take its course
    3 «actor» to act; «torero» to perform
    ¿quién actúa en esa película? who's in that movie?
    4 ( Der) to act
    actúa por la parte demandada el abogado Sr. Ruiz Sr. Ruiz is acting for the defendant
    * * *

     

    actuar ( conjugate actuar) verbo intransitivo
    a) [ persona] ( obrar) to act;



    c) [ actor] to act;

    [ torero] to perform;
    ¿quién actúa en esa película? who's in the movie?

    actuar verbo intransitivo
    1 to act: el agua actuó como disolvente, the water acted as a solvent
    actuará de fiscal en la causa, he will act as public prosecutor in the trial
    2 Cine Teat to perform, act
    ' actuar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    clandestinidad
    - constreñimiento
    - cumplir
    - diplomacia
    - enrollarse
    - estilo
    - flojear
    - hacer
    - judicialmente
    - necesaria
    - necesario
    - operar
    - política
    - proceder
    - reflexión
    - servir
    - tapujo
    - trabajar
    - atropellar
    - brusquedad
    - coherencia
    - consecuencia
    - fanfarrón
    - fanfarronear
    - fe
    - libertad
    - ligereza
    - ligero
    - obrar
    - precaución
    - separar
    - tonto
    English:
    abruptly
    - act
    - act on
    - appear
    - as
    - bone
    - camp up
    - deputize
    - do
    - galvanize
    - guinea pig
    - hand
    - inconsiderate
    - jury duty
    - operate
    - perform
    - play
    - reasonably
    - sting
    - work
    - connive
    - defend
    - liaise
    - move
    - self
    * * *
    actuar vi
    1. [obrar, producir efecto] to act;
    actuó según sus convicciones she acted in accordance with her convictions;
    actúa de o [m5] como escudo it acts o serves as a shield;
    actúa de secretario he acts as a secretary;
    este tranquilizante actúa directamente sobre los centros nerviosos this tranquilizer acts directly on the nerve centres;
    los carteristas actúan principalmente en el centro de la ciudad the pickpockets are mainly active Br in the city centre o US downtown
    2. Der to undertake proceedings
    3. [en película, teatro] to perform, to act;
    en esta película actúa Cantinflas Cantinflas appears in this film
    * * *
    v/i
    1 ( obrar, ejercer), TEA act;
    actuar de act as
    2 MED work, act
    * * *
    actuar {3} vi
    : to act, to perform
    * * *
    actuar vb
    1. (en general) to act
    2. (artista) to perform

    Spanish-English dictionary > actuar

  • 9 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

  • 10 aflicción

    f.
    affliction, anguish, grief, sorrow.
    * * *
    1 affliction, grief, suffering
    * * *
    noun f.
    affliction, grief, sorrow
    * * *
    SF affliction, sorrow
    * * *
    femenino (liter) grief, sorrow
    * * *
    = woe, grief, woefulness, misery.
    Ex. 'The word's out: all departments have to cut their staffs by 10%' -- Her voice was weak and laden with woe.
    Ex. This paper discusses the ways in which books may be used to help bereaved children to understand death and other aspects of grief.
    Ex. In presenting this story, Amenabar has managed to avoid both saccharine sentimentality and easy woefulness.
    Ex. Perhaps Jane Austen was aware of this, for having stated the fact of the elopement briefly, she says airily: 'Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery, I quit such odious subjects as soon as I can'.
    * * *
    femenino (liter) grief, sorrow
    * * *
    = woe, grief, woefulness, misery.

    Ex: 'The word's out: all departments have to cut their staffs by 10%' -- Her voice was weak and laden with woe.

    Ex: This paper discusses the ways in which books may be used to help bereaved children to understand death and other aspects of grief.
    Ex: In presenting this story, Amenabar has managed to avoid both saccharine sentimentality and easy woefulness.
    Ex: Perhaps Jane Austen was aware of this, for having stated the fact of the elopement briefly, she says airily: 'Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery, I quit such odious subjects as soon as I can'.

    * * *
    grief, sorrow
    * * *

    aflicción sustantivo femenino affliction
    ' aflicción' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    dolor
    - sentimiento
    - ay
    English:
    misery
    - trial
    - affliction
    - distress
    - woe
    * * *
    suffering, sorrow
    * * *
    f grief, sorrow
    * * *
    aflicción nf, pl - ciones desconsuelo, pesar: grief, sorrow

    Spanish-English dictionary > aflicción

  • 11 anticorrupción

    Ex. It seems that the big wigs caught by the army launched anti-corruption move have no other option but to face their trial.
    * * *

    Ex: It seems that the big wigs caught by the army launched anti-corruption move have no other option but to face their trial.

    * * *
    anticorruption

    Spanish-English dictionary > anticorrupción

  • 12 apertura

    f.
    1 opening.
    2 kick-off (sport) (en rugby).
    4 opening move.
    5 outspokenness, openness.
    6 reading.
    7 foramen, apertura.
    * * *
    1 (comienzo) opening, beginning
    2 PLÍTICA liberalization
    \
    sesión de apertura opening session
    * * *
    noun f.
    2) start, beginning
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=acción) opening

    la apertura de la caja torácica es una operación delicada — the opening of the rib cage is a delicate operation, opening the rib cage is a delicate operation

    2) (=comienzo) start, beginning
    3) (Fot) aperture
    4) (Pol) (=liberalización) opening-up
    5) (Jur) [de testamento] reading
    6) (Ajedrez) opening
    * * *
    1)
    a) (de caja, sobre) opening
    b) ( de cuenta bancaria) opening; ( de testamento) reading
    c) (comienzo, inauguración) opening
    d) (Fot) aperture
    e) ( en ajedrez) opening
    2) ( actitud abierta) openness; ( proceso) opening-up
    * * *
    = opening, window, openness, slot, ostium, slit, opening day.
    Ex. Some of the common auxiliaries are allocated notations in which the facet indicators possess both an opening and a closure sign.
    Ex. In the Search Section window, we start by entering the cited author's name.
    Ex. The more productive companies were found to be characterised by greater openness to outside information.
    Ex. These frames are of different types and have slots also of different types, which can be filled by other frames.
    Ex. Each sinus is connected to the nose by a small opening called an ostium.
    Ex. To make room for your puppet's mouth, make a slit in the sock between your thumb and fingers.
    Ex. The opening day of the pheasant hunting season was almost picture-perfect as warm temperatures and sunshine were the order of the day.
    ----
    * ampliar el horario de apertura = extend + hours.
    * apertura hidrotermal = hydrothermal vent, hydrothermal venting.
    * ceremonia de apertura = opening ceremony.
    * depósito de préstamos después de las horas de apertura = after-hours book drop.
    * día de la apertura = opening day.
    * discurso de apertura = keynote address, opening address, opening speech, keynote presentation.
    * especial apertura = opening special.
    * fiesta de apertura = opening party.
    * hora de apertura = opening time.
    * horario de apertura = opening hours, opening time, opening day, shopping hours, office hours, hours of operation.
    * horario de apertura al público = banking hours.
    * horario de apertura más amplio = extended hours.
    * horas de apertura = business hours.
    * índice de apertura = openness index.
    * mecanismo de apertura = opening mechanism.
    * próxima apertura = opening soon.
    * recepción de apertura = opening reception.
    * sesión de apertura = opening session.
    * * *
    1)
    a) (de caja, sobre) opening
    b) ( de cuenta bancaria) opening; ( de testamento) reading
    c) (comienzo, inauguración) opening
    d) (Fot) aperture
    e) ( en ajedrez) opening
    2) ( actitud abierta) openness; ( proceso) opening-up
    * * *
    = opening, window, openness, slot, ostium, slit, opening day.

    Ex: Some of the common auxiliaries are allocated notations in which the facet indicators possess both an opening and a closure sign.

    Ex: In the Search Section window, we start by entering the cited author's name.
    Ex: The more productive companies were found to be characterised by greater openness to outside information.
    Ex: These frames are of different types and have slots also of different types, which can be filled by other frames.
    Ex: Each sinus is connected to the nose by a small opening called an ostium.
    Ex: To make room for your puppet's mouth, make a slit in the sock between your thumb and fingers.
    Ex: The opening day of the pheasant hunting season was almost picture-perfect as warm temperatures and sunshine were the order of the day.
    * ampliar el horario de apertura = extend + hours.
    * apertura hidrotermal = hydrothermal vent, hydrothermal venting.
    * ceremonia de apertura = opening ceremony.
    * depósito de préstamos después de las horas de apertura = after-hours book drop.
    * día de la apertura = opening day.
    * discurso de apertura = keynote address, opening address, opening speech, keynote presentation.
    * especial apertura = opening special.
    * fiesta de apertura = opening party.
    * hora de apertura = opening time.
    * horario de apertura = opening hours, opening time, opening day, shopping hours, office hours, hours of operation.
    * horario de apertura al público = banking hours.
    * horario de apertura más amplio = extended hours.
    * horas de apertura = business hours.
    * índice de apertura = openness index.
    * mecanismo de apertura = opening mechanism.
    * próxima apertura = opening soon.
    * recepción de apertura = opening reception.
    * sesión de apertura = opening session.

    * * *
    A
    1 (de una caja, un sobre) opening
    [ S ] caja fuerte con apertura retardada strongbox with time-delay mechanism
    3 (comienzo, inauguración) opening
    en la sesión de apertura del festival during the opening session of the festival
    todavía no se ha anunciado la apertura del plazo de matrícula the opening date for registration hasn't been announced as yet
    la apertura de una nueva etapa en las negociaciones de paz the beginning of a new stage in the peace talks
    la apertura del diálogo con la guerrilla the commencement of talks between the government and the guerrillas
    4 ( Fot) aperture
    5 (en ajedrez) opening
    B
    2 (proceso) opening-up
    la apertura de España a nuevas ideas Spain's opening-up to new ideas
    * * *

     

    apertura sustantivo femenino
    1
    a) (de caja, sobre, cuenta) opening



    c) (de curso, año académico) beginning, start

    d) (Fot) aperture

    2 ( actitud abierta) openness;
    ( proceso) opening-up
    apertura sustantivo femenino
    1 (comienzo) opening
    2 Pol liberalization
    ' apertura' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    retardado
    English:
    delay
    - opening
    - pop-top
    - rip cord
    - aperture
    - rip
    * * *
    nf
    1. [acción de abrir] [de caja, cuenta corriente, investigación, tienda] opening;
    se ha anunciado la apertura de negociaciones con la guerrilla it has been announced that negotiations with the guerrillas have been started;
    han pedido la apertura de un expediente disciplinario they have requested that disciplinary action be taken
    2. [inauguración] [de año académico, temporada] start;
    el Presidente acudió a la apertura de la nueva fábrica the President attended the opening of the new factory
    3. Dep [pase] through ball;
    [saque] kick-off
    4. [en ajedrez] opening (move)
    5. [tolerancia] openness, tolerance
    6. [en política, economía]
    el nuevo ministro es partidario de la apertura política the new minister is in favour of a more open regime;
    buscan la apertura de mercados en Asia they are seeking to open up markets in Asia
    apertura económica economic liberalization
    7. Fot apertura de campo field aperture
    nmf
    [en rugby] fly-half
    * * *
    f
    1 opening
    2 FOT aperture
    3 POL opening up
    * * *
    1) : opening, aperture
    2) : commencement, beginning
    3) : openness
    * * *
    1. (en general) opening
    2. (comienzo) beginning

    Spanish-English dictionary > apertura

  • 13 aprender

    v.
    aprender a hacer algo to learn to do something
    ¡para que aprendas! that'll teach you!
    Silvia adquirió experiencia Silvia acquired experience.
    * * *
    1 to learn
    2 (memorizar) to learn by heart
    1 to learn, learn by heart
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    1.

    aprender algo de memoria — to learn sth (off) by heart, memorize sth

    2.
    3.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo intransitivo to learn
    2.
    aprender vt <lección/oficio> to learn

    aprender algo de alguien/algo — to learn something from somebody/something

    aprender a + inf — to learn to + inf

    3.
    aprenderse v pron (enf)
    * * *
    = learn, get into, learn + Posesivo + lesson, smarten up, wise up.
    Ex. It is also easy to learn the proper command chain for frequently used library funds.
    Ex. 'But didn't you say that one of the reasons you wanted to leave was because you were tired of macramËéË and wanted to get into computers?'.
    Ex. One lesson soon learned was that cultural and library needs are only a small part of a municipality's overall policy.
    Ex. The article 'Motherboards smarten up' reports on recent technological developments in motherboards = El artículo "Las placas madres aprenden" informa sobre los recientes avances tecnológicos de estas placas.
    Ex. The article 'Cataloguing electronic resources: wise up or dumb down?' argues that WWW search engines do a good job in impossibly difficult circumstances but that they do not provide enough information about a resource.
    ----
    * ansioso por aprender = thirsty for knowledge.
    * aprender a = learn + how, develop + a sense of.
    * aprender a fuerza de errores = learn by + trial and error.
    * aprender al dedillo = learn + Nombre + off pat.
    * aprender Algo a base de cometer errores = learn + Nombre + the hard way.
    * aprender Algo a fuerza de errores = learn + Nombre + the hard way.
    * aprender Algo a fuerza de golpes = learn + Nombre + the hard way.
    * aprender a manejar Algo = get + the hang of.
    * aprender a su propio ritmo = learn at + Posesivo + own pace.
    * aprender a vivir con Algo = learn + to live with + Nombre.
    * aprender con la práctica = learn by + doing.
    * aprender de = draw + lessons from.
    * aprender de carretilla = learn + Nombre + off pat.
    * aprender de errores = learn from + errors.
    * aprender de la experiencia = learn from + experience.
    * aprender de la forma más difícil = learn + the hard way.
    * aprender del pasado = learn from + the past.
    * aprender de memoria = memorise [memorize, -USA], learn + Nombre + off pat.
    * aprender de nuevo = relearn.
    * aprender el uno del otro = learn from + one another.
    * aprender en las carnes de Uno = learn + the hard way.
    * aprender haciendo = learn by + doing.
    * aprender la lección = learn + Posesivo + lesson.
    * aprender los trucos del oficio = learn + the ropes.
    * aprender mirando = shadow.
    * aprender mutuamente = learn from + one another.
    * aprender por el método de ensayo y error = learn by + trial and error.
    * aprenderse Algo al dedillo = learn + Nombre + inside-out.
    * aprenderse de memoria = commit to + memory.
    * capaz de aprender = trainable.
    * deseo por aprender = thirst for knowledge.
    * deseoso de aprender = thirsty for knowledge.
    * el que aprende = learner.
    * lecciones aprendidas = lessons learned [lessons learnt].
    * persona que está aprendiendo a conducir = learner driver.
    * volver a aprender = relearn.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo intransitivo to learn
    2.
    aprender vt <lección/oficio> to learn

    aprender algo de alguien/algo — to learn something from somebody/something

    aprender a + inf — to learn to + inf

    3.
    aprenderse v pron (enf)
    * * *
    = learn, get into, learn + Posesivo + lesson, smarten up, wise up.

    Ex: It is also easy to learn the proper command chain for frequently used library funds.

    Ex: 'But didn't you say that one of the reasons you wanted to leave was because you were tired of macramËéË and wanted to get into computers?'.
    Ex: One lesson soon learned was that cultural and library needs are only a small part of a municipality's overall policy.
    Ex: The article 'Motherboards smarten up' reports on recent technological developments in motherboards = El artículo "Las placas madres aprenden" informa sobre los recientes avances tecnológicos de estas placas.
    Ex: The article 'Cataloguing electronic resources: wise up or dumb down?' argues that WWW search engines do a good job in impossibly difficult circumstances but that they do not provide enough information about a resource.
    * ansioso por aprender = thirsty for knowledge.
    * aprender a = learn + how, develop + a sense of.
    * aprender a fuerza de errores = learn by + trial and error.
    * aprender al dedillo = learn + Nombre + off pat.
    * aprender Algo a base de cometer errores = learn + Nombre + the hard way.
    * aprender Algo a fuerza de errores = learn + Nombre + the hard way.
    * aprender Algo a fuerza de golpes = learn + Nombre + the hard way.
    * aprender a manejar Algo = get + the hang of.
    * aprender a su propio ritmo = learn at + Posesivo + own pace.
    * aprender a vivir con Algo = learn + to live with + Nombre.
    * aprender con la práctica = learn by + doing.
    * aprender de = draw + lessons from.
    * aprender de carretilla = learn + Nombre + off pat.
    * aprender de errores = learn from + errors.
    * aprender de la experiencia = learn from + experience.
    * aprender de la forma más difícil = learn + the hard way.
    * aprender del pasado = learn from + the past.
    * aprender de memoria = memorise [memorize, -USA], learn + Nombre + off pat.
    * aprender de nuevo = relearn.
    * aprender el uno del otro = learn from + one another.
    * aprender en las carnes de Uno = learn + the hard way.
    * aprender haciendo = learn by + doing.
    * aprender la lección = learn + Posesivo + lesson.
    * aprender los trucos del oficio = learn + the ropes.
    * aprender mirando = shadow.
    * aprender mutuamente = learn from + one another.
    * aprender por el método de ensayo y error = learn by + trial and error.
    * aprenderse Algo al dedillo = learn + Nombre + inside-out.
    * aprenderse de memoria = commit to + memory.
    * capaz de aprender = trainable.
    * deseo por aprender = thirst for knowledge.
    * deseoso de aprender = thirsty for knowledge.
    * el que aprende = learner.
    * lecciones aprendidas = lessons learned [lessons learnt].
    * persona que está aprendiendo a conducir = learner driver.
    * volver a aprender = relearn.

    * * *
    aprender [E1 ]
    vi
    to learn
    ¡nunca aprenderás! you'll never learn!
    ■ aprender
    vt
    ‹idioma/lección/oficio› to learn
    tienes que aprenderlo de memoria you have to learn it (off) by heart
    aprender algo DE algn to learn sth FROM sb
    los buenos modales los aprendió de su padre he learned his good manners from his father
    aprender A + INF to learn to + INF
    nunca aprendió a leer he never learned to read
    ( enf):
    se aprendió el papel en una tarde she learned the part in an afternoon
    tienen que aprenderse la lección para mañana you have to learn the lesson (by heart) for tomorrow
    * * *

     

    aprender ( conjugate aprender) vi/vt
    to learn;
    aprender a hacer algo to learn to do sth
    aprenderse verbo pronominal ( enf) ‹lección/parte to learn;

    aprender verbo transitivo to learn
    aprender a hacer algo, to learn to do something

    ' aprender' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    A
    - cartilla
    - comedirse
    - guión
    - incapacidad
    - afán
    - conocer
    - enseñar
    - memoria
    - repaso
    English:
    aptitude
    - basic
    - drum
    - eager
    - heart
    - intent
    - learn
    - memorize
    - parrot-fashion
    - pick up
    - ram
    - start
    - study
    - way
    - budget
    - come
    - ever
    - go
    - grip
    - hard
    - lesson
    - pick
    * * *
    vt
    to learn;
    aprendí mucho de mi profesor I learned a lot from my teacher;
    aprender a hacer algo to learn to do sth;
    aprender algo de memoria to learn sth by heart;
    Fig
    parece que no han aprendido la lección it seems like they haven't learned their lesson
    vi
    to learn;
    ¡aprende de tu hermana! learn from your sister!;
    ¡para que aprendas! that'll teach you!;
    ¡así aprenderá! that'll teach him!;
    ¡nunca aprenderán! they'll never learn!
    * * *
    v/t learn;
    aprender a leer/conducir learn to read/drive;
    aprender de la experiencia learn from experience
    * * *
    : to learn
    * * *
    aprender vb to learn [pt. & pp. learnt]

    Spanish-English dictionary > aprender

  • 14 argumento en contra

    (n.) = counter-argument [counterargument]
    Ex. Rules have been changed by trial-and-error, by logical argument and counter-argument, and by fiat.
    * * *
    (n.) = counter-argument [counterargument]

    Ex: Rules have been changed by trial-and-error, by logical argument and counter-argument, and by fiat.

    Spanish-English dictionary > argumento en contra

  • 15 arrestar

    v.
    1 to arrest.
    La policía arrestó a Ricardo The police arrested Richard.
    La policía arrestó el paro The police arrested the strike.
    2 to hold back, to cork, to rein back, to restrain.
    Ricardo arrestó su ira Richard held back his anger.
    * * *
    1 to arrest, detain
    2 (poner en prisión) to imprison, jail, put in prison
    * * *
    verb
    to arrest, detain
    * * *
    1.
    VT (=detener) to arrest, detain; (=encarcelar) to imprison, put in prison

    arrestar en el cuartel — (Mil) to confine to barracks

    2.
    See:
    * * *
    verbo transitivo to arrest
    * * *
    = detain, arrest, imprison, jail [gaol, -UK], make + an arrest, place under + arrest, take into + custody, bust.
    Ex. Juan Carlos is a blind lawyer, activist and volunteer librarian who has been imprisoned without trial since March, when he was detained for peacefully protesting the arrest of a journalist.
    Ex. Librarians have been known to devote time to entrap and arrest individuals who use the library toilets for sexual purposes = Hay casos de bibliotecarios que han dedicado tiempo a atrapar y detener a individuos que utilizan los servicios de la biblioteca con fines sexuales.
    Ex. Juan Carlos is a blind lawyer, activist and volunteer librarian who has been imprisoned without trial since March, when he was detained for peacefully protesting the arrest of a journalist.
    Ex. In 1892 Klas Linderfelt, the then ALA President, was jailed for 4 days on charges of embezzling more than $4,000 from library funds.
    Ex. They do do everything from issuing parking and speeding tickets to making arrests.
    Ex. The driver was placed under arrest by the state police for driving while under the influence of alcohol.
    Ex. A couple convicted of tax evasion was taken into custody after a five-month-long standoff with federal agents.
    Ex. On Saturday, a trooper stood on a street corner dressed in plain clothes and helped bust 30 people for not wearing their seat belts.
    ----
    * estar arrestado = be under arrest.
    * ser arrestado = be under arrest.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo to arrest
    * * *
    = detain, arrest, imprison, jail [gaol, -UK], make + an arrest, place under + arrest, take into + custody, bust.

    Ex: Juan Carlos is a blind lawyer, activist and volunteer librarian who has been imprisoned without trial since March, when he was detained for peacefully protesting the arrest of a journalist.

    Ex: Librarians have been known to devote time to entrap and arrest individuals who use the library toilets for sexual purposes = Hay casos de bibliotecarios que han dedicado tiempo a atrapar y detener a individuos que utilizan los servicios de la biblioteca con fines sexuales.
    Ex: Juan Carlos is a blind lawyer, activist and volunteer librarian who has been imprisoned without trial since March, when he was detained for peacefully protesting the arrest of a journalist.
    Ex: In 1892 Klas Linderfelt, the then ALA President, was jailed for 4 days on charges of embezzling more than $4,000 from library funds.
    Ex: They do do everything from issuing parking and speeding tickets to making arrests.
    Ex: The driver was placed under arrest by the state police for driving while under the influence of alcohol.
    Ex: A couple convicted of tax evasion was taken into custody after a five-month-long standoff with federal agents.
    Ex: On Saturday, a trooper stood on a street corner dressed in plain clothes and helped bust 30 people for not wearing their seat belts.
    * estar arrestado = be under arrest.
    * ser arrestado = be under arrest.

    * * *
    arrestar [A1 ]
    vt
    to arrest
    queda arrestado you're under arrest
    los soldados que están arrestados the soldiers who are confined to barracks
    * * *

    arrestar ( conjugate arrestar) verbo transitivo
    to arrest
    arrestar verbo transitivo to arrest
    ' arrestar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    prender
    - detener
    English:
    apprehend
    - bust
    - arrest
    * * *
    to arrest
    * * *
    v/t arrest
    * * *
    detener: to arrest, to detain
    * * *
    arrestar vb (detener) to arrest

    Spanish-English dictionary > arrestar

  • 16 arriesgado

    adj.
    1 risky, dangerous, unsafe, chancy.
    2 venturesome, buccaneering, dauntless, daring.
    f. & m.
    risk taker.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: arriesgar.
    * * *
    1→ link=arriesgar arriesgar
    1 (peligroso) risky, dangerous
    2 (temerario) bold, daring, fearless
    * * *
    (f. - arriesgada)
    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) [acto] risky, hazardous
    2) [individuo] (=intrépido) bold, daring; pey (=impetuoso) rash, foolhardy
    * * *
    - da adjetivo <acción/empresa> risky, hazardous; < persona> brave, daring
    * * *
    = dangerous, risky [riskier -comp., riskiest -sup.], hazardous, chancy, freewheeling [free-wheeling], risk-taking, unsafe, dicey [dicier -comp., diciest -sup.], dauntless, buccaneering.
    Ex. The main rule, however, is do not have loose cables hanging all over the place -- not only is it unsightly but also extremely dangerous.
    Ex. Then the conscientious manager can help solve his problems without engaging in original laborious research or the risky practice of trial and error.
    Ex. This may seem a hazardous assumption, but the results are worth considering.
    Ex. As we have seen, authorship and publishing are extremely chancy occupations and, whilst it is very common for books to fall below expectations in both sales and critical acclaim, it is also not uncommon for books to exceed their expectations and this can happen with general books in the middle range.
    Ex. Yet it is argued that these fluctuations do not justify either precipitous journal cancellations or free-wheeling additions to the collection.
    Ex. The author characterizes librarians as flexible, collaborative, high energy, risk-taking visionaries.
    Ex. However, the Internet is perceived as an unsafe medium for the valuable and sensitive information in business transactions.
    Ex. Predicting the future is dicey.
    Ex. He was a dauntless adventurer, a sleuthhound, a research scholar of exceptional acuity.
    Ex. But whatever we make of their buccaneering spirit, the apostolic passion firing their hearts is surely beyond contention.
    ----
    * llevar una vida arriesgada = live + dangerously, live + dangerously close to the edge.
    * poco arriesgado = low-risk.
    * * *
    - da adjetivo <acción/empresa> risky, hazardous; < persona> brave, daring
    * * *
    = dangerous, risky [riskier -comp., riskiest -sup.], hazardous, chancy, freewheeling [free-wheeling], risk-taking, unsafe, dicey [dicier -comp., diciest -sup.], dauntless, buccaneering.

    Ex: The main rule, however, is do not have loose cables hanging all over the place -- not only is it unsightly but also extremely dangerous.

    Ex: Then the conscientious manager can help solve his problems without engaging in original laborious research or the risky practice of trial and error.
    Ex: This may seem a hazardous assumption, but the results are worth considering.
    Ex: As we have seen, authorship and publishing are extremely chancy occupations and, whilst it is very common for books to fall below expectations in both sales and critical acclaim, it is also not uncommon for books to exceed their expectations and this can happen with general books in the middle range.
    Ex: Yet it is argued that these fluctuations do not justify either precipitous journal cancellations or free-wheeling additions to the collection.
    Ex: The author characterizes librarians as flexible, collaborative, high energy, risk-taking visionaries.
    Ex: However, the Internet is perceived as an unsafe medium for the valuable and sensitive information in business transactions.
    Ex: Predicting the future is dicey.
    Ex: He was a dauntless adventurer, a sleuthhound, a research scholar of exceptional acuity.
    Ex: But whatever we make of their buccaneering spirit, the apostolic passion firing their hearts is surely beyond contention.
    * llevar una vida arriesgada = live + dangerously, live + dangerously close to the edge.
    * poco arriesgado = low-risk.

    * * *
    1 (aventurado) ‹acción/empresa› risky, hazardous
    2 (valiente) ‹persona› brave, daring
    * * *

    Del verbo arriesgar: ( conjugate arriesgar)

    arriesgado es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    arriesgado    
    arriesgar
    arriesgado
    ◊ -da adjetivo ‹acción/empresa risky, hazardous;


    persona brave, daring
    arriesgar ( conjugate arriesgar) verbo transitivo
    a)vida/dinero to risk


    arriesgarse verbo pronominal:
    ¿nos arriesgamos? shall we risk it o take a chance?;

    arriesgadose a hacer algo to risk doing sth
    arriesgado,-a adjetivo
    1 (que entraña peligro) risky
    2 (temerario) fearless, daring
    arriesgar verbo transitivo to risk

    ' arriesgado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    arriesgada
    - embarcarse
    - expuesta
    - expuesto
    English:
    chancy
    - dangerous
    - dodgy
    - hazardous
    - perilous
    - risky
    - low
    * * *
    arriesgado, -a adj
    1. [peligroso] [decisión, operación] risky
    2. [osado] daring;
    es una persona muy arriesgada she's a very daring person
    * * *
    adj risky
    * * *
    arriesgado, -da adj
    1) : risky
    2) : bold, daring
    * * *
    arriesgado adj (peligroso) dangerous / risky [comp. riskier; superl. riskiest]

    Spanish-English dictionary > arriesgado

  • 17 arte

    f. & m.
    1 art.
    arte abstracto abstract art
    arte figurativo figurative art
    arte floral flower arranging
    bellas artes fine arts
    artes gráficas graphic arts
    artes interpretativas performing arts
    artes liberales liberal arts
    artes marciales martial arts
    (escuela de) artes y oficios = college for the study of arts and crafts
    artes plásticas visual arts
    arte pop pop art
    2 artistry.
    el arte de la la conversación the art of conversation
    3 artfulness, cunning (astucia).
    malas artes trickery
    4 artifice, craftiness, deceitful cleverness, foxiness.
    * * *
    1 art
    2 (habilidad) craft, skill
    3 (astucia) cunning
    4 (pesca) fishing gear
    \
    con malas artes by evil means
    * * *
    noun mf.
    1) art
    * * *
    SMSF
    [gen m en sing, f en pl]
    1) (=pintura, música) art

    artes — (Univ) arts

    el séptimo arte — the cinema, film

    por arte de magia — by magic, as if by magic

    amor 1)
    2) (=habilidad) skill; (=astucia) craftiness
    3) (=artificio) workmanship, artistry

    sin arte[como adj] clumsy; [como adv] clumsily

    4) (Literat)

    arte mayorSpanish verse of eight lines each of twelve syllables dating from the 15th century

    arte menorSpanish verse usually of four lines each of six or eight syllables

    5) (Pesca)

    arte de pesca(=red) fishing net; (=caña etc) fishing tackle

    * * *
    (gen m en el singular y f en el plural)
    1) (Art) art

    no trabajo por amor al arte — (hum) I'm not working for the good of my health (hum)

    no tener arte ni parte: no tuve arte ni parte en el asunto — I had nothing whatsoever to do with it

    2)
    a) (habilidad, destreza)

    tiene arte para arreglar floresshe has a flair o gift for flower arranging

    b) artes femenino plural (astucias, artimañas) trick

    empleé todas mis artes para... — I used every trick I could think of to...

    * * *
    = art, craft.
    Ex. In less well structured schemes, the application of chain indexing is more of an art.
    Ex. He draws a distinction between a craft, based on customary activities and modified by the trial and error of individual practice, and a profession.
    ----
    * apreciación del arte = art appreciation.
    * arte abstracto = abstraction, abstract art.
    * arte conceptual = conceptual art.
    * arte contemporáneo = contemporary art.
    * arte culinario = cuisine.
    * arte de escribir = penmanship.
    * arte de gobernar = statesmanship.
    * arte de hacer nudos = knotting.
    * arte de herrar caballos = farriery.
    * arte de la guerra = warfare.
    * arte del libro = bookmanship.
    * arte del metal = metal art.
    * arte del vídeo = video art.
    * arte de tejer = weaving.
    * arte de vender = salesmanship, specsmanship.
    * arte de vivir, el = art of living, the.
    * arte dramático = performance art, performing arts.
    * arte folclórico = folk art.
    * arte islámico = Islamic art.
    * arte moderno = modern art.
    * arte pop = pop art.
    * arte popular = popular art, folk art.
    * arte publicitario = commercial art.
    * arte renacentista = Renaissance art.
    * arte rupestre = rock art.
    * artes aplicadas = applied arts.
    * artes decorativas, las = decorative arts, the.
    * artes de creación literaria y artística, las = creative arts, the.
    * artes gráficas, las = graphic arts, the.
    * artes interpretativas = performing arts.
    * artes liberales, las = liberal arts, the.
    * artes marciales = martial arts.
    * artes plásticas = fine art.
    * artes plásticas, las = plastic arts, the.
    * artes visuales, las = visual arts, the.
    * arte topiario = topiary.
    * arte tradicional = folk art.
    * arte y técnica de escribir obras de teatro = playwriting.
    * aula de arte = art-room.
    * bellas artes = fine arts.
    * biblioteca de arte = art library.
    * bibliotecario de biblioteca de arte = art librarian.
    * colección de arte = art collection.
    * colección de arte pictórico = pictorial art collection.
    * colección de objetos de las artes escénicas = theatre arts collection.
    * como por arte de magia = magically, into thin air.
    * crítico de arte = art critic.
    * diapositiva de arte = art slide.
    * el arte de = the art of, the fine art of.
    * enseñanza de bellas artes = aesthetic education.
    * estado del arte = state of the art.
    * estado de las artes = state of the arts.
    * exposición de arte = art exhibit, art exhibition.
    * fotografía de obra de arte = art photograph.
    * galería de arte = art gallery.
    * hacer algo por amor al arte = labour of love.
    * historia del arte = art history.
    * historiador de arte = art historian.
    * libro de arte = art book.
    * material de arte = art material.
    * muestra de arte = art exhibit, art exhibition.
    * mundo del arte, el = art world, the.
    * museo de arte = art museum.
    * objeto de arte = art object.
    * obra de arte = work of art, masterpiece, artistic work, art work.
    * obra de arte musical = musical masterpiece.
    * original de una obra de arte = art original.
    * poner en práctica un arte = practise + art.
    * por amor al arte = (just) for the fun of (doing) it, (just) for the hell of (doing) it.
    * un arte = a fine art.
    * un arte en extinción = a dying art.
    * * *
    (gen m en el singular y f en el plural)
    1) (Art) art

    no trabajo por amor al arte — (hum) I'm not working for the good of my health (hum)

    no tener arte ni parte: no tuve arte ni parte en el asunto — I had nothing whatsoever to do with it

    2)
    a) (habilidad, destreza)

    tiene arte para arreglar floresshe has a flair o gift for flower arranging

    b) artes femenino plural (astucias, artimañas) trick

    empleé todas mis artes para... — I used every trick I could think of to...

    * * *
    = art, craft.

    Ex: In less well structured schemes, the application of chain indexing is more of an art.

    Ex: He draws a distinction between a craft, based on customary activities and modified by the trial and error of individual practice, and a profession.
    * apreciación del arte = art appreciation.
    * arte abstracto = abstraction, abstract art.
    * arte conceptual = conceptual art.
    * arte contemporáneo = contemporary art.
    * arte culinario = cuisine.
    * arte de escribir = penmanship.
    * arte de gobernar = statesmanship.
    * arte de hacer nudos = knotting.
    * arte de herrar caballos = farriery.
    * arte de la guerra = warfare.
    * arte del libro = bookmanship.
    * arte del metal = metal art.
    * arte del vídeo = video art.
    * arte de tejer = weaving.
    * arte de vender = salesmanship, specsmanship.
    * arte de vivir, el = art of living, the.
    * arte dramático = performance art, performing arts.
    * arte folclórico = folk art.
    * arte islámico = Islamic art.
    * arte moderno = modern art.
    * arte pop = pop art.
    * arte popular = popular art, folk art.
    * arte publicitario = commercial art.
    * arte renacentista = Renaissance art.
    * arte rupestre = rock art.
    * artes aplicadas = applied arts.
    * artes decorativas, las = decorative arts, the.
    * artes de creación literaria y artística, las = creative arts, the.
    * artes gráficas, las = graphic arts, the.
    * artes interpretativas = performing arts.
    * artes liberales, las = liberal arts, the.
    * artes marciales = martial arts.
    * artes plásticas = fine art.
    * artes plásticas, las = plastic arts, the.
    * artes visuales, las = visual arts, the.
    * arte topiario = topiary.
    * arte tradicional = folk art.
    * arte y técnica de escribir obras de teatro = playwriting.
    * aula de arte = art-room.
    * bellas artes = fine arts.
    * biblioteca de arte = art library.
    * bibliotecario de biblioteca de arte = art librarian.
    * colección de arte = art collection.
    * colección de arte pictórico = pictorial art collection.
    * colección de objetos de las artes escénicas = theatre arts collection.
    * como por arte de magia = magically, into thin air.
    * crítico de arte = art critic.
    * diapositiva de arte = art slide.
    * el arte de = the art of, the fine art of.
    * enseñanza de bellas artes = aesthetic education.
    * estado del arte = state of the art.
    * estado de las artes = state of the arts.
    * exposición de arte = art exhibit, art exhibition.
    * fotografía de obra de arte = art photograph.
    * galería de arte = art gallery.
    * hacer algo por amor al arte = labour of love.
    * historia del arte = art history.
    * historiador de arte = art historian.
    * libro de arte = art book.
    * material de arte = art material.
    * muestra de arte = art exhibit, art exhibition.
    * mundo del arte, el = art world, the.
    * museo de arte = art museum.
    * objeto de arte = art object.
    * obra de arte = work of art, masterpiece, artistic work, art work.
    * obra de arte musical = musical masterpiece.
    * original de una obra de arte = art original.
    * poner en práctica un arte = practise + art.
    * por amor al arte = (just) for the fun of (doing) it, (just) for the hell of (doing) it.
    * un arte = a fine art.
    * un arte en extinción = a dying art.

    * * *
    A ( Art) art
    el arte medieval/abstracto/contemporáneo medieval/abstract/contemporary art
    las artes the arts
    el arte por el arte art for art's sake
    ¿te crees que trabajo por amor al arte? ( hum); do you think I'm working for the good of my health o for the fun of it? ( hum)
    (como) por arte de magia as if by magic
    no tener arte ni parte: no tuve arte ni parte en el asunto I had nothing whatsoever to do with it
    Compuestos:
    kinetic art
    dramatic arts (pl)
    poetics (pl)
    fpl nets (pl) (also lines, floats, etc)
    fpl graphic arts (pl)
    fpl (liberal) arts (pl)
    fpl martial arts (pl)
    fpl crafts (pl)
    fpl plastic arts (pl)
    fpl arts and crafts (pl)
    B
    1
    (habilidad, destreza): es maestro en el arte de mentir/de la diplomacia he's an expert in the art of lying/of diplomacy
    tiene mucho arte para arreglar flores she has a real flair o gift for flower arranging
    tengo muy poco arte para convencer a la gente I'm no good at persuading people
    (astucias, artimañas): usó todas sus artes para seducirlo she used (all) her feminine wiles to seduce him
    tuve que usar todas mis artes para convencerlo I had to use every trick I could think of to win him over
    malo1 (↑ malo (1))
    * * *

    arte ( gen m en el singular y f en el plural)
    1 (Art) art;

    no trabajo por amor al arte (hum) I'm not working for the good of my health (hum);
    artes gráficas graphic arts;
    (como) por arte de magia as if by magic
    2 (habilidad, destreza) art;

    tiene arte para arreglar flores she has a flair o gift for flower arranging
    arte sustantivo masculino & sustantivo femenino art
    1 (habilidad) skill
    2 artes, (trucos, mañas) tricks
    3 artes de pesca, fishing equipment
    bellas artes, fine arts
    ♦ Locuciones: familiar como por arte de magia, as if by magic
    no tener arte ni parte, to have nothing to do with
    ' arte' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    aborigen
    - aguafuerte
    - amor
    - arábiga
    - arábigo
    - bicha
    - boceto
    - caligrafía
    - canto
    - carpintería
    - cine
    - clásica
    - clásico
    - cuadro
    - cubismo
    - dadaísmo
    - de
    - decadencia
    - desnuda
    - desnudo
    - dialéctica
    - dibujante
    - encuadernación
    - escorzo
    - espátula
    - estilo
    - estofar
    - exposición
    - expresionismo
    - fascinar
    - figurativa
    - figurativo
    - fresca
    - fresco
    - galería
    - género
    - grabar
    - iluminar
    - ilusión
    - imagen
    - impresionismo
    - labrada
    - labrado
    - lienzo
    - litografía
    - lobulada
    - lobulado
    - magia
    - marchante
    - marina
    English:
    amateurish
    - appreciation
    - art
    - art gallery
    - artistry
    - avant-garde
    - brush
    - bust
    - charcoal
    - cookery
    - corps
    - craft
    - cubism
    - cuisine
    - curator
    - depict
    - design
    - designer
    - diplomacy
    - draw
    - dying
    - early
    - elaborate
    - exhibit
    - facsimile
    - figurative
    - forte
    - gallery
    - graphics
    - halo
    - life
    - magic
    - magically
    - mime
    - mimicry
    - motif
    - movement
    - naive
    - nude
    - oarsmanship
    - oil
    - one-upmanship
    - oratory
    - paintbrush
    - patron
    - piece
    - plaster
    - plastic
    - portray
    - pose
    * * *
    arte nm o nf Usually masculine in the singular and feminine in the plural.
    1. [creación estética] art;
    una obra de arte a work of art;
    el arte gótico/barroco Gothic/baroque art;
    arte abstracto abstract art;
    artes audiovisuales audiovisual arts;
    arte conceptual conceptual art;
    artes decorativas decorative arts;
    artes escénicas performing arts;
    arte figurativo figurative art;
    artes gráficas graphic arts;
    artes interpretativas performing arts;
    artes liberales liberal arts;
    artes marciales martial arts;
    arte naïf naive art;
    artes y oficios arts and crafts;
    artes plásticas plastic arts;
    arte religioso religious art;
    arte rupestre cave paintings
    2. [habilidad, estilo] artistry;
    con (buen) arte with (great) style;
    tiene mucho arte para recitar she's got a real talent for reciting poetry
    3. [astucia] artfulness, cunning;
    emplearon todas sus artes para timarla they used all their cunning o wiles to cheat her;
    malas artes trickery;
    no tener arte ni parte en algo to have nothing whatsoever to do with sth
    4.
    artes (de pesca) [instrumentos] fishing tackle
    5. Lit [verso]
    de arte mayor = comprising lines of more than eight syllables;
    de arte menor = comprising lines of eight syllables or fewer
    * * *
    m (pl f)
    1 art;
    bellas artes pl fine art sg ;
    el séptimo arte cinema, the movies pl ;
    (como) por arte de magia as if by magic;
    no tener arte ni parte have absolutely no say
    2 ( argucia)
    :
    malas artes pl guile sg
    * * *
    arte nmf, (usually m in singular, f in plural)
    1) : art
    artes y oficios: arts and crafts
    bellas artes: fine arts
    2) habilidad: skill
    3) : cunning, cleverness
    * * *
    arte n
    2. (habilidad) skill

    Spanish-English dictionary > arte

  • 18 auténtico

    adj.
    authentic, legitimate, real, true.
    * * *
    1 authentic, genuine, real
    * * *
    (f. - auténtica)
    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=legítimo) authentic; [persona] genuine

    días de auténtico calor — days of real heat, really hot days

    2) * (=estupendo) great *, brilliant *
    * * *
    - ca adjetivo
    a) < cuadro> genuine, authentic; <perla/piel> real; < documento> authentic
    b) <interés/cariño/persona> genuine
    c) <pesadilla/catástrofe> (delante del n) real (before n)
    * * *
    = authentic, bona fide, genuine, true [truer -comp., truest -sup.], kosher, funky [funkier -comp., funkiest -sup.], actual.
    Ex. These names are not the authentic names of these peoples.
    Ex. Booksellers were forbidden to retail new books, other than bona fide remainders, at less than list prices, under threat of being black-listed and refused further supplies.
    Ex. A general paper may be irrelevant to a specialist but of genuine value to someone seeking a brief introduction to a field peripheral to their main interest.
    Ex. The Concise AACR2 by Michael Gorman is not a true abridged edition of the full edition, but rather a rewritten distillation of the essential rules and principles.
    Ex. Some mammals, such as pigs, have a cloven hoof but are not considered kosher because they do not meet other criteria.
    Ex. The scarf can be knit with pockets at the end to keep their hands toasty or trimmed with bobbles for a funky look.
    Ex. It presents a case study based on an actual situation which arose between the chief librarian of a public library and the library janitor.
    ----
    * auténtica leyenda = living legend.
    * auténtico mito = living legend.
    * de un modo auténtico = authentically.
    * el auténtico = the real McCoy.
    * no auténtico = unauthentic.
    * un auténtico infierno = a living hell.
    * * *
    - ca adjetivo
    a) < cuadro> genuine, authentic; <perla/piel> real; < documento> authentic
    b) <interés/cariño/persona> genuine
    c) <pesadilla/catástrofe> (delante del n) real (before n)
    * * *
    = authentic, bona fide, genuine, true [truer -comp., truest -sup.], kosher, funky [funkier -comp., funkiest -sup.], actual.

    Ex: These names are not the authentic names of these peoples.

    Ex: Booksellers were forbidden to retail new books, other than bona fide remainders, at less than list prices, under threat of being black-listed and refused further supplies.
    Ex: A general paper may be irrelevant to a specialist but of genuine value to someone seeking a brief introduction to a field peripheral to their main interest.
    Ex: The Concise AACR2 by Michael Gorman is not a true abridged edition of the full edition, but rather a rewritten distillation of the essential rules and principles.
    Ex: Some mammals, such as pigs, have a cloven hoof but are not considered kosher because they do not meet other criteria.
    Ex: The scarf can be knit with pockets at the end to keep their hands toasty or trimmed with bobbles for a funky look.
    Ex: It presents a case study based on an actual situation which arose between the chief librarian of a public library and the library janitor.
    * auténtica leyenda = living legend.
    * auténtico mito = living legend.
    * de un modo auténtico = authentically.
    * el auténtico = the real McCoy.
    * no auténtico = unauthentic.
    * un auténtico infierno = a living hell.

    * * *
    A
    1 ‹cuadro› genuine, authentic; ‹perla/piel› real; ‹documento› authentic
    2 ‹interés/cariño› genuine; ‹persona› genuine
    3 ‹pesadilla/catástrofe› ( delante del n) real ( before n)
    el resultado es un auténtico desastre the result is an absolute o a complete o a real disaster
    una auténtica multitud se dio cita frente al banco a huge o real crowd gathered opposite the bank
    B ( Esp arg) (estupendo) great ( colloq)
    * * *

    Del verbo autenticar: ( conjugate autenticar)

    autentico es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    autenticó es:

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

    Multiple Entries:
    autenticar    
    auténtico
    autenticar ( conjugate autenticar) verbo transitivo
    a)firma/documento to authenticate

    b) (RPl) ‹ fotocopia to attest

    auténtico
    ◊ -ca adjetivo


    perla/piel real;
    documento authentic
    b)interés/cariño/persona genuine

    c)pesadilla/catástrofe› ( delante del n) real ( before n)

    auténtico,-a adjetivo authentic
    ' auténtico' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    auténtica
    - calvario
    - galimatías
    - infierno
    - parásita
    - parásito
    - pendón
    - pestiño
    - portento
    - querubín
    - rompecabezas
    - verdad
    - verdadera
    - verdadero
    English:
    absolute
    - aggravating
    - authentic
    - deep-rooted
    - dope
    - drip
    - genius
    - genuine
    - hick
    - misery
    - ordeal
    - positive
    - predicament
    - real
    - right
    - trial
    - true-born
    - unadulterated
    - veritable
    - bona fide
    - indeed
    - true
    * * *
    auténtico, -a adj
    1. [cuadro] genuine;
    [diamante] real; [documento] authentic
    2. [persona] genuine;
    [sentimiento] genuine, real
    3. [como intensificador]
    es un auténtico imbécil he's a real idiot;
    eso es un auténtico disparate that's completely crazy;
    fue un auténtico desastre it was a total disaster
    * * *
    adj authentic
    * * *
    auténtico, -ca adj
    : authentic
    * * *
    1. (no falso) genuine / authentic

    Spanish-English dictionary > auténtico

  • 19 balance

    m.
    1 balance sheet (finance) (document).
    balance consolidado consolidated balance sheet
    2 outcome.
    hacer balance (de) to take stock (of)
    el accidente tuvo un balance de seis heridos a total of six people were wounded in the accident
    3 remainder, residue, rest, balance.
    * * *
    1 (movimiento) rocking
    2 COMERCIO (operación) balance; (hoja) balance sheet
    3 (cálculo) total
    4 (resultado) outcome, result
    el balance de la reunión ha sido positivo on balance, the meeting was successful
    5 (equilibrio) balance
    \
    hacer un balance de to take stock of, weigh up, evaluate
    balance acústico sound balance
    * * *
    SM
    1) (Econ) [de una cuenta] balance; (=documento) balance (sheet); (Com) [de existencias] stocktaking, inventory (EEUU)

    hacer balance[de una cuenta] to draw up a balance; [de existencias] to take stock, do the stocktaking

    2) (=resultado)

    el balance de víctimas mortales en el accidente — the death toll in the accident, the number of dead in the accident

    3) (=evaluación) [de hecho, situación] assessment, evaluation

    hizo balance de los cinco años de su gobiernohe assessed o evaluated o took stock of the five years of his government

    4) (=balanceo) to-and-fro motion; [de un barco] roll, rolling
    5) (=indecisión) vacillation
    6) Caribe (=mecedora) rocking chair
    * * *
    1)
    a) (resumen, valoración) assessment, evaluation

    hacer balance de algo — to take stock of something, to evaluate something

    b) ( resultado) result, outcome

    un balance positivo/negativo — a positive/negative result o outcome

    2) (Com, Fin)
    a) ( inventario) stocktaking
    b) (cálculo, cómputo) balance
    c) ( documento) balance sheet
    d) ( de cuenta) balance
    * * *
    = supply balance sheet, balance, balance sheet.
    Ex. The OECD publishes annual supply balance sheets for meat, dairy products and eggs, and food consumption statistics, for each of its twenty-four member states.
    Ex. The concept of such co-operation is very interesting and we continue to build a history of Stumpers activity to assess the balance of 'giving and taking'.
    Ex. The balance sheets indicate the degree of dependence on certain imported minerals.
    ----
    * balance bancario = bank balance.
    * balance comercial = balance of trade, trade balance.
    * balance de cuentas = financial statement.
    * balance final = balance.
    * balance final, el = bottom line, the.
    * hacer balance de = take + stock of.
    * hacer el balance de cuentas = balance + the cash, balance + the cash drawer.
    * * *
    1)
    a) (resumen, valoración) assessment, evaluation

    hacer balance de algo — to take stock of something, to evaluate something

    b) ( resultado) result, outcome

    un balance positivo/negativo — a positive/negative result o outcome

    2) (Com, Fin)
    a) ( inventario) stocktaking
    b) (cálculo, cómputo) balance
    c) ( documento) balance sheet
    d) ( de cuenta) balance
    * * *
    = supply balance sheet, balance, balance sheet.

    Ex: The OECD publishes annual supply balance sheets for meat, dairy products and eggs, and food consumption statistics, for each of its twenty-four member states.

    Ex: The concept of such co-operation is very interesting and we continue to build a history of Stumpers activity to assess the balance of 'giving and taking'.
    Ex: The balance sheets indicate the degree of dependence on certain imported minerals.
    * balance bancario = bank balance.
    * balance comercial = balance of trade, trade balance.
    * balance de cuentas = financial statement.
    * balance final = balance.
    * balance final, el = bottom line, the.
    * hacer balance de = take + stock of.
    * hacer el balance de cuentas = balance + the cash, balance + the cash drawer.

    * * *
    A
    1
    (resumen, valoración): elaboró un balance sobre sus dos años en el puesto she took stock of her two years in the job
    hizo un balance económico y artístico del festival he evaluated o assessed the festival from a financial and artistic point of view
    2 (resultado) result, outcome
    su gestión arroja un balance positivo/negativo his management has produced positive/negative results
    un total de 25 muertos es el balance definitivo del incendio the final death toll in the fire is 25
    B ( Com, Fin)
    1 (inventario) stocktaking
    2 (cálculo, cómputo) balance
    3 (documento) balance sheet
    cuadrar un balance to balance (off) the accounts, to get the accounts to balance
    4 (de una cuenta) balance
    Compuesto:
    masculine trial balance
    * * *

     

    balance sustantivo masculino
    1
    a) (resumen, valoración) assessment, evaluation;

    hacer balance de algo to take stock of sth, to evaluate sth

    2 (Com, Fin) (cálculo, cómputo) balance;
    ( documento) balance sheet;
    ( de cuenta) balance
    balance sustantivo masculino
    1 Fin balance
    (documento financiero) balance sheet
    2 (valoración, resultado) outcome: se desconoce el balance de víctimas, the number of victims is unknown
    3 fig (reflexión, valoración) tienes que hacer balance de tu matrimonio, you must take stock of your marriage
    ' balance' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    balanza
    - casar
    - cuadrar
    - deficitaria
    - deficitario
    - desequilibrar
    - desnivelar
    - desnivelada
    - desnivelado
    - deudor
    - deudora
    - equilibrar
    - equilibrio
    - nivelar
    - saldo
    - ajustar
    - balancear
    - contrapeso
    - desequilibrado
    - mantener
    - perder
    English:
    balance
    - balance of payments
    - balance of power
    - balance out
    - balance sheet
    - bank balance
    - bottom line
    - consolidate
    - debit balance
    - doctor
    - off-balance
    - outstanding
    - quarterly statement
    - trading results
    - weekly statement
    - bank
    - credit
    - fine
    - footing
    - over
    - stock
    - strike
    * * *
    1. Com [operación] balance;
    [documento] balance sheet balance de comprobación trial balance;
    balance consolidado consolidated balance sheet;
    balance de inventario stock check;
    Am balance de pagos balance of payments
    2. [resultado] outcome;
    el balance de la experiencia fue positivo on balance, the experience was a positive one;
    el accidente tuvo un balance de seis heridos a total of six people were wounded in the accident;
    el balance de muertos the death toll
    3. [análisis, reflexión] assessment;
    han hecho un balance positivo de la gestión del nuevo presidente their assessment of the new president's performance is positive;
    al acabar la temporada, hicieron balance de los resultados at the end of the season they took stock of o reflected on their results
    4. [en equipo de música] balance
    5. Cuba [balancín] rocking chair
    * * *
    m COM balance;
    hacer balance do the books;
    hacer el balance fig: de situación take stock
    * * *
    1) : balance
    2) : balance sheet

    Spanish-English dictionary > balance

  • 20 calidad

    f.
    1 quality.
    la relación calidad-precio value (for money)
    calidad de imagen image quality
    calidad de vida quality of life
    2 class.
    3 nature.
    * * *
    1 quality
    2 (cualidad) kind, types
    3 (condición) rank, capacity
    \
    de primera calidad first-class
    calidad de vida quality of life
    * * *
    noun f.
    1) quality, grade
    2) position, status
    * * *
    SF
    1) [de objeto, material, producto] quality; [de servicio] quality, standard

    han mejorado la calidad de la enseñanzathey have improved the quality o standard of education, they have raised standards in education

    de (buena) calidad — good-quality, quality antes de s

    fruta de (buena) calidad — good-quality fruit, quality fruit

    de mala calidad — low-quality, poor-quality

    2) (=condición) position, status

    su calidad de presidente se lo prohíbehis position o status as president prohibits him from doing so

    en calidad de: te lo digo en calidad de amigo — I'm telling you as a friend

    3) (Inform)

    calidad de borrador — draft quality, draft

    calidad de carta, calidad de correspondencia — letter quality

    * * *
    1) (de producto, servicio) quality

    productos de mala or baja calidad — poor-quality products

    2) ( condición) status

    en calidad de — (frml) as

    * * *
    = excellence, quality, calibre [caliber, -USA], standard.
    Ex. The limits are set by the graininess of the film, the excellence of the optical system, and the efficiency of the light sources employed.
    Ex. The search profile will only be modified periodically as the quality of the set of notifications output from the search drops to unacceptable levels.
    Ex. The calibre of the librarian is a medical library's most important resource.
    Ex. The overall standard of the book stock in particular is causing considerable concern to customers.
    ----
    * bajar la calidad = lower + standards.
    * basado en la calidad = quality-oriented.
    * buena calidad = goodness.
    * buena relación calidad-precio = value for money.
    * calidad de la encuadernación = binding quality.
    * calidad de la imagen = picture quality.
    * calidad del aire = air quality.
    * calidad de los servicios = service quality.
    * calidad del papel = paper quality.
    * calidad del servicio = service quality.
    * calidad del sonido = sound quality.
    * calidad de vida = quality of life.
    * calidad en el servicio = quality performance, performance quality.
    * calidad y alcance de, la = quality and extent of, the.
    * condiciones laborales de calidad = quality of work life (QWL).
    * con garantías de calidad = quality assured.
    * controlador de calidad = tester.
    * control de calidad = quality assurance (QA), quality control.
    * dar calidad = deliver + value.
    * de alta calidad = high-quality.
    * de baja calidad = poor in detail, low-grade [lowgrade], low-quality, third rate [third-rate], low-end, trashy [trashier -comp., trashiest -sup.].
    * de bajísima calidad = shoddy.
    * de buena calidad = good-quality.
    * de calidad = authoritative, qualitative, quality, well-made, high-end, quality assured, value-added.
    * de calidad inferior = low-grade [lowgrade], substandard [sub-standard], low-end.
    * de calidad superior = best-quality, top quality.
    * de deficiente calidad = poor-quality, of poor quality.
    * de gran calidad = high-grade [high grade], high-calibre.
    * de inferior calidad = low-end, sub-par.
    * de mala calidad = shabby [shabbier -comp., shabbiest -sup.].
    * de mediana calidad = in the middle range, medium-quality.
    * de primera calidad = premium, premier.
    * de primerísima calidad = top of the line, top-of-the-range.
    * desde el punto de vista de la calidad = on quality grounds.
    * de segunda calidad = second-quality, second-best [2nd-best].
    * disminución de la calidad = lowering of standards.
    * escribir en calidad de negro = ghost.
    * evaluación de la calidad = quality assessment.
    * garantía de calidad = quality assurance (QA).
    * gestión de calidad total = total quality management (TQM).
    * gran calidad = high standard.
    * índice de calidad del aire = air quality index.
    * la calidad es nuestro lema = quality is our middle name.
    * mala calidad = badness.
    * mejorar la calidad = raise + standard, raise + quality.
    * mejorar la calidad de vida = improve + living standards, raise + living standards.
    * mejorar + Posesivo + calidad de vida = raise + Posesivo + quality of living.
    * mejor relación calidad-precio, la = best value for money, the.
    * que mejora la calidad de vida = life-enhancing.
    * relación calidad-precio = price-performance ratio.
    * sello de calidad = stamp of quality.
    * ser de calidad = be up to snuff, be up to scratch.
    * tiempo de calidad = quality time.
    * trabajo de calidad = best practices, lessons learned [lessons learnt].
    * * *
    1) (de producto, servicio) quality

    productos de mala or baja calidad — poor-quality products

    2) ( condición) status

    en calidad de — (frml) as

    * * *
    = excellence, quality, calibre [caliber, -USA], standard.

    Ex: The limits are set by the graininess of the film, the excellence of the optical system, and the efficiency of the light sources employed.

    Ex: The search profile will only be modified periodically as the quality of the set of notifications output from the search drops to unacceptable levels.
    Ex: The calibre of the librarian is a medical library's most important resource.
    Ex: The overall standard of the book stock in particular is causing considerable concern to customers.
    * bajar la calidad = lower + standards.
    * basado en la calidad = quality-oriented.
    * buena calidad = goodness.
    * buena relación calidad-precio = value for money.
    * calidad de la encuadernación = binding quality.
    * calidad de la imagen = picture quality.
    * calidad del aire = air quality.
    * calidad de los servicios = service quality.
    * calidad del papel = paper quality.
    * calidad del servicio = service quality.
    * calidad del sonido = sound quality.
    * calidad de vida = quality of life.
    * calidad en el servicio = quality performance, performance quality.
    * calidad y alcance de, la = quality and extent of, the.
    * condiciones laborales de calidad = quality of work life (QWL).
    * con garantías de calidad = quality assured.
    * controlador de calidad = tester.
    * control de calidad = quality assurance (QA), quality control.
    * dar calidad = deliver + value.
    * de alta calidad = high-quality.
    * de baja calidad = poor in detail, low-grade [lowgrade], low-quality, third rate [third-rate], low-end, trashy [trashier -comp., trashiest -sup.].
    * de bajísima calidad = shoddy.
    * de buena calidad = good-quality.
    * de calidad = authoritative, qualitative, quality, well-made, high-end, quality assured, value-added.
    * de calidad inferior = low-grade [lowgrade], substandard [sub-standard], low-end.
    * de calidad superior = best-quality, top quality.
    * de deficiente calidad = poor-quality, of poor quality.
    * de gran calidad = high-grade [high grade], high-calibre.
    * de inferior calidad = low-end, sub-par.
    * de mala calidad = shabby [shabbier -comp., shabbiest -sup.].
    * de mediana calidad = in the middle range, medium-quality.
    * de primera calidad = premium, premier.
    * de primerísima calidad = top of the line, top-of-the-range.
    * desde el punto de vista de la calidad = on quality grounds.
    * de segunda calidad = second-quality, second-best [2nd-best].
    * disminución de la calidad = lowering of standards.
    * escribir en calidad de negro = ghost.
    * evaluación de la calidad = quality assessment.
    * garantía de calidad = quality assurance (QA).
    * gestión de calidad total = total quality management (TQM).
    * gran calidad = high standard.
    * índice de calidad del aire = air quality index.
    * la calidad es nuestro lema = quality is our middle name.
    * mala calidad = badness.
    * mejorar la calidad = raise + standard, raise + quality.
    * mejorar la calidad de vida = improve + living standards, raise + living standards.
    * mejorar + Posesivo + calidad de vida = raise + Posesivo + quality of living.
    * mejor relación calidad-precio, la = best value for money, the.
    * que mejora la calidad de vida = life-enhancing.
    * relación calidad-precio = price-performance ratio.
    * sello de calidad = stamp of quality.
    * ser de calidad = be up to snuff, be up to scratch.
    * tiempo de calidad = quality time.
    * trabajo de calidad = best practices, lessons learned [lessons learnt].

    * * *
    A (de un producto, servicio) quality
    un artículo de primera calidad a top-quality product
    control de calidad quality control
    es una obra de calidad it is a work of high quality
    Compuesto:
    quality of life
    B (condición) status
    los documentos que certifiquen su calidad de estudiante the documents that prove you are a student o that prove your student status
    en calidad de ( frml): asistió a la reunión en calidad de observador he attended the meeting as an observer
    en su calidad de presidente electo in his capacity as president elect
    el dinero que recibió en calidad de préstamo the money he received as a loan
    * * *

     

    calidad sustantivo femenino
    1 (de producto, servicio) quality;

    productos de mala calidad poor-quality products;
    calidad de vida quality of life
    2 ( condición):

    en su calidad de presidente in his capacity as president
    calidad sustantivo femenino quality
    ♦ Locuciones: de calidad, high quality
    de mala calidad, poor quality
    de primera calidad, first-class
    en calidad de, as: asistió al juicio en calidad de testigo, he appeared at the trial as a witness
    ' calidad' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    categoría
    - como
    - concepto
    - condición
    - control
    - cutre
    - desastre
    - excepcional
    - extra
    - fina
    - fino
    - gratuidad
    - grosera
    - grosero
    - índice
    - inferior
    - ínfima
    - ínfimo
    - inigualable
    - lindeza
    - lisura
    - media
    - mediana
    - mediano
    - medio
    - primera
    - primero
    - proporción
    - santidad
    - singularidad
    - telebasura
    - test
    - timo
    - tintorro
    - voto
    - acreditar
    - alto
    - bajar
    - bajo
    - bien
    - competir
    - de
    - decaer
    - degradar
    - desigual
    - elevado
    - insuperable
    - intermedio
    - ir
    - loza
    English:
    absence
    - adequate
    - appalling
    - capacity
    - decline
    - dodgy
    - excellence
    - fine
    - grade
    - high-end
    - letter-quality
    - membership
    - money
    - order
    - par
    - passable
    - pathetic
    - poor
    - prime
    - produce
    - property
    - quality
    - quality control
    - raise
    - ropey
    - ropy
    - second-class
    - shoddiness
    - shoddy
    - slip
    - standard
    - substandard
    - superior
    - third-rate
    - top
    - touch
    - trashy
    - unbeatable
    - uneven
    - up to
    - value
    - variable
    - world-class
    - advisory
    - high-
    - high
    - inferior
    - low
    - second
    * * *
    1. [de producto, servicio] quality;
    una casa de calidad a luxury house;
    una edición de calidad a deluxe edition;
    un género de (buena) calidad a quality product;
    de primerísima calidad highest quality;
    una buena relación calidad-precio good value (for money)
    Informát calidad borrador draft quality;
    calidad de imagen image quality;
    calidad de vida quality of life
    2. [clase] class
    3. [condición]
    me lo dijo en calidad de amigo he told me as a friend;
    acudió en calidad de testigo he was present as a witness;
    fue contratado en calidad de experto jurídico he was employed as a legal expert;
    no le revisan el equipaje por su calidad de diplomático his luggage isn't searched due to his diplomatic status
    * * *
    f
    1 quality;
    de primera calidad top-quality atr ;
    de calidad inferior, de baja calidad poor-quality atr ;
    de calidad superior superior-quality atr, high-quality atr
    2
    :
    * * *
    1) : quality, grade
    2) : position, status
    3)
    en calidad de : as, in the capacity of
    * * *
    calidad n quality [pl. qualities]

    Spanish-English dictionary > calidad

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