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vicissitudes

  • 1 a través de los siglos

    Ex. India has a documented heritage of stable family life and structure that has been able to withstand the vicissitudes over the centuries.
    * * *

    Ex: India has a documented heritage of stable family life and structure that has been able to withstand the vicissitudes over the centuries.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a través de los siglos

  • 2 alternativa

    adj.&f.
    feminine of ALTERNATIVO.
    f.
    alternative.
    alternativa de poder alternative party of government
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    1 alternative, option, choice
    \
    tomar la alternativa to become a fully-fledged bullfighter
    tomar una alternativa to decide, choose
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    1. f., (m. - alternativo) 2. noun f.
    alternative, choice, option
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    SF
    1) (=opción) alternative, option, choice
    2) (=sucesión) alternation; (=trabajo) shift work, work done in relays
    3) (Taur) ceremony by which a novice becomes a fully qualified bullfighter

    tomar la alternativato become a fully qualified bullfighter

    4) pl alternativas [en actitud] ups and downs, vicissitudes, fluctuations

    las alternativas de la políticathe ups and downs o vicissitudes of politics

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    1) ( opción) alternative
    3) alternativas femenino plural
    * * *
    = alternate way, alternative, choice.
    Ex. We want the understanding that we are not some irritating adjunct to bookstores but an alternate way.
    Ex. DC is certainly not regarded as the perfect classification scheme even in sectors where there is no serious alternative.
    Ex. To rectify failures, the librarian has two choices.
    ----
    * como alternativa = as an alternative.
    * como segunda alternativa = as a backup.
    * la alternativa + ser = the alternative + be.
    * no tener alternativa = have + no choice.
    * no tener más alternativa que = have + no other option but.
    * no tener otra alternativa = have + no choice.
    * tener una alternativa preparada = have + something up + Posesivo + sleeve.
    * tener una alternativa reservada = have + something up + Posesivo + sleeve.
    * una buena alternativa a = the next best thing to.
    * * *
    1) ( opción) alternative
    3) alternativas femenino plural
    * * *
    = alternate way, alternative, choice.

    Ex: We want the understanding that we are not some irritating adjunct to bookstores but an alternate way.

    Ex: DC is certainly not regarded as the perfect classification scheme even in sectors where there is no serious alternative.
    Ex: To rectify failures, the librarian has two choices.
    * como alternativa = as an alternative.
    * como segunda alternativa = as a backup.
    * la alternativa + ser = the alternative + be.
    * no tener alternativa = have + no choice.
    * no tener más alternativa que = have + no other option but.
    * no tener otra alternativa = have + no choice.
    * tener una alternativa preparada = have + something up + Posesivo + sleeve.
    * tener una alternativa reservada = have + something up + Posesivo + sleeve.
    * una buena alternativa a = the next best thing to.

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    A (opción) alternative
    no tienes alternativa you have no choice o alternative
    no les quedó más alternativa que admitirlo they were left no alternative but to admit it
    una clara alternativa democrática a clear democratic alternative
    la alternativa es clara the choice is clear
    una alternativa a los métodos tradicionales an alternative to traditional methods
    siguió con gran interés las alternativas del campeonato she followed the ups and downs of the championship with great interest
    tras soportar las alternativas de una larga enfermedad ( frml); having borne the vicissitudes of a long illness ( frml)
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    alternativa sustantivo femenino ( opción) alternative;

    alternativo,-a adjetivo alternative
    alternativa sustantivo femenino alternative: no tuvimos alternativa, we had no choice

    ' alternativa' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    opción
    - remedio
    - tratar
    English:
    alternative
    - alternative medicine
    - alternatively
    - medicine
    - next
    - than
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    1. [opción] alternative;
    no tenemos alternativa we have no alternative;
    no nos queda otra alternativa que aceptar we have no alternative o choice but to accept;
    nuestra mejor alternativa es… our best bet is…
    alternativa de poder alternative party of government
    2. Taurom = ceremony in which a bullfighter shares the kill with his novice, accepting him as a professional;
    tomar la alternativa = to become accepted as a professional bullfighter;
    dar la alternativa a alguien to give sb their first big break
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    f
    1 alternative
    :
    dar la alternativa a alguien confirm s.o. as a fully-fledged bullfighter;
    tomar la alternativa become a fully-fledged bullfighter
    * * *
    opción: alternative, option
    * * *
    alternativa n alternative

    Spanish-English dictionary > alternativa

  • 3 altibajos

    m.pl.
    1 uneven ground, unevenness. (terreno)
    2 vicissitudes, the ups and downs in life. (Metaphorical)
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    1 ups and downs
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    masculino plural
    a) ( cambios bruscos) ups and downs (pl)
    b) ( del terreno) undulations (pl)
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    = ups and downs, twists and turns.
    Ex. The book trade is a mixed bag of ups and downs even within one broad category of publishing.
    Ex. He carefully traces Churchill's twists and turns on this subject and concludes that his 'apparent somersaults were mere digressions and often only tactical in character'.
    ----
    * altibajos emocionales = emotional roller coaster.
    * con altibajos = chequered [checkered, -USA].
    * sucesión de altibajos = roller coaster ride.
    * * *
    masculino plural
    a) ( cambios bruscos) ups and downs (pl)
    b) ( del terreno) undulations (pl)
    * * *
    = ups and downs, twists and turns.

    Ex: The book trade is a mixed bag of ups and downs even within one broad category of publishing.

    Ex: He carefully traces Churchill's twists and turns on this subject and concludes that his 'apparent somersaults were mere digressions and often only tactical in character'.
    * altibajos emocionales = emotional roller coaster.
    * con altibajos = chequered [checkered, -USA].
    * sucesión de altibajos = roller coaster ride.

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    1 (cambios bruscos) ups and downs (pl)
    los altibajoss de la vida the ups and downs of life, life's ups and downs
    2 (del terreno) undulations (pl)
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    altibajos sustantivo masculino plural


    altibajos mpl fig ups and downs
    ' altibajos' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    vicisitud
    English:
    chequered
    - down
    - up
    - vicissitudes
    - wax
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    altibajos nmpl
    1. [del terreno]
    la carretera estaba llena de altibajos the road went up and down a lot
    2. [cambios repentinos] ups and downs;
    la economía está sufriendo continuos altibajos the economy is undergoing a lot of ups and downs;
    el paciente mejora a altibajos the patient is getting better in fits and starts
    3. [de la vida] ups and downs
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    mpl ups and downs
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    altibajos nmpl
    1) : unevenness (of terrain)
    2) : ups and downs

    Spanish-English dictionary > altibajos

  • 4 avatar

    f. & m.
    1 incarnation, embodiment.
    2 avatar, sage.
    3 vicissitude.
    m.
    vagary, sudden change.
    los avatares de la vida the ups and downs of life
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    1 change, transformation
    \
    los avatares de la vida the ups and downs of life
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    SM
    1) (=encarnación) incarnation; (=transformación) change, transformation

    avatares(=vicisitudes) ups and downs

    2) (=etapa) phase; (=ola) wave
    3) [en videojuegos] avatar
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    a) (Relig) avatar
    b) avatares masculino plural ( altibajos) ups and downs (pl), vicissitudes (pl)
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    = avatar, avatar.
    Nota: En Internet, cada una de las imágenes que aparecen en la pantalla representando a cada uno de los usuarios conectados a un espacio virtual, como, por ejemplo, una sesión de chat.
    Ex. The article 'Information age avatars' addresses the question of the role of the librarian in preparing for a future of networked information and digital libraries.
    Ex. This is a client-server system allowing to build arbitrary virtual spaces but in which every 'client' currently connected to the server is displayed by means of an icon, called an avatar.
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    a) (Relig) avatar
    b) avatares masculino plural ( altibajos) ups and downs (pl), vicissitudes (pl)
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    = avatar, avatar.
    Nota: En Internet, cada una de las imágenes que aparecen en la pantalla representando a cada uno de los usuarios conectados a un espacio virtual, como, por ejemplo, una sesión de chat.

    Ex: The article 'Information age avatars' addresses the question of the role of the librarian in preparing for a future of networked information and digital libraries.

    Ex: This is a client-server system allowing to build arbitrary virtual spaces but in which every 'client' currently connected to the server is displayed by means of an icon, called an avatar.

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    1 ( Relig) avatar
    2 avatares mpl (altibajos) ups and downs (pl), vicissitudes (pl)
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    avatar nm
    1. [cambio] vagary, sudden change;
    los avatares de la vida the ups and downs of life
    2. Informát avatar

    Spanish-English dictionary > avatar

  • 5 avatares

    m.pl.
    vicissitudes, ups and downs.
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    = vicissitudes, ups and downs, misfortune, twists and turns.
    Ex. The textual vicissitudes of British nineteenth-century novels in America are notorious.
    Ex. The book trade is a mixed bag of ups and downs even within one broad category of publishing.
    Ex. The economic misfortunes of the decade had removed much of the opposition to the working classes using public libraries.
    Ex. He carefully traces Churchill's twists and turns on this subject and concludes that his 'apparent somersaults were mere digressions and often only tactical in character'.
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    * avatares del tiempo, los = vicissitudes of time, the, whims of time, the.
    * los avatares de la guerra = the tides of war.
    * * *
    = vicissitudes, ups and downs, misfortune, twists and turns.

    Ex: The textual vicissitudes of British nineteenth-century novels in America are notorious.

    Ex: The book trade is a mixed bag of ups and downs even within one broad category of publishing.
    Ex: The economic misfortunes of the decade had removed much of the opposition to the working classes using public libraries.
    Ex: He carefully traces Churchill's twists and turns on this subject and concludes that his 'apparent somersaults were mere digressions and often only tactical in character'.
    * avatares del tiempo, los = vicissitudes of time, the, whims of time, the.
    * los avatares de la guerra = the tides of war.

    * * *
    mpl changes

    Spanish-English dictionary > avatares

  • 6 avatares del tiempo, los

    (n.) = vicissitudes of time, the, whims of time, the
    Ex. As a thinking being, one seems to be free from the vicissitudes of time and space -- there is no coming to be or ceasing to be.
    Ex. For all their glory in the eyes of the admiring poet, these phenomena are historically bound and subject to the whims of time.

    Spanish-English dictionary > avatares del tiempo, los

  • 7 azar

    m.
    chance, fate.
    al azar at random
    por (puro) azar by (pure) chance
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    1 chance
    2 (percance) misfortune, accident
    \
    al azar at random
    por puro azar by pure chance
    juegos de azar games of chance
    los azares de la vida the ups and downs of life
    * * *
    SM
    1) (=suerte) chance, fate

    por azar — accidentally, by chance

    no es un azar que... — it is no mere accident that..., it is not a matter of chance that...

    2) (=desgracia) accident, piece of bad luck
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    a) ( casualidad) chance

    no es por azar que... — it's no chance o coincidence that...

    b) azares masculino plural ( vicisitudes) ups and downs (pl), vicissitudes (pl)
    * * *
    Ex. Luck also called fortuity is a chance happening, or that which happens beyond a persons control.
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    * al azar = at random, by chance, haphazardly, indiscriminate, indiscriminately, random, randomly, pot luck, hit (and/or) miss, odd, by a fluke, lucky draw, lucky dip, by luck, by a stroke of (good) luck.
    * asignado al azar = randomised [randomized, -USA].
    * azares = vicissitudes, ups and downs.
    * código generado al azar = nonce.
    * comprobación al azar = spot check.
    * control al azar = spot check.
    * dejado al azar = stochastic.
    * dejar Algo al azar = leave + Nombre + to chance.
    * distribuido al azar = randomised [randomized, -USA].
    * escoger al azar = pick at + random.
    * escogido al azar = randomly chosen [randomly-chosen].
    * inspección al azar = spot check.
    * juegos de azar = gambling.
    * jugar al azar = gamble.
    * muestra al azar = random sample.
    * muestreo al azar = random sampling.
    * muestreo al azar estratificado = stratified random sampling.
    * muestreo al azar simple = simple random sampling.
    * que deja mucho al azar = hit-or-miss.
    * seleccionado al azar = randomly chosen [randomly-chosen].
    * * *
    a) ( casualidad) chance

    no es por azar que... — it's no chance o coincidence that...

    b) azares masculino plural ( vicisitudes) ups and downs (pl), vicissitudes (pl)
    * * *

    Ex: Luck also called fortuity is a chance happening, or that which happens beyond a persons control.

    * al azar = at random, by chance, haphazardly, indiscriminate, indiscriminately, random, randomly, pot luck, hit (and/or) miss, odd, by a fluke, lucky draw, lucky dip, by luck, by a stroke of (good) luck.
    * asignado al azar = randomised [randomized, -USA].
    * azares = vicissitudes, ups and downs.
    * código generado al azar = nonce.
    * comprobación al azar = spot check.
    * control al azar = spot check.
    * dejado al azar = stochastic.
    * dejar Algo al azar = leave + Nombre + to chance.
    * distribuido al azar = randomised [randomized, -USA].
    * escoger al azar = pick at + random.
    * escogido al azar = randomly chosen [randomly-chosen].
    * inspección al azar = spot check.
    * juegos de azar = gambling.
    * jugar al azar = gamble.
    * muestra al azar = random sample.
    * muestreo al azar = random sampling.
    * muestreo al azar estratificado = stratified random sampling.
    * muestreo al azar simple = simple random sampling.
    * que deja mucho al azar = hit-or-miss.
    * seleccionado al azar = randomly chosen [randomly-chosen].

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    1 (casualidad) chance
    no dejó nada librado al azar she left nothing to chance
    no es por azar que estoy aquí it's no chance o coincidence that I'm here
    quiso el azar que coincidieran en aquel lugar fate decreed that they should meet in that place
    al azar at random
    elegí una carta al azar I chose a card at random
    2 azares mpl (vicisitudes) ups and downs (pl), vicissitudes (pl)
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    azar sustantivo masculino


    al azar at random
    b)

    azares sustantivo masculino plural ( vicisitudes) ups and downs (pl), vicissitudes (pl)

    azar sustantivo masculino
    1 (suerte, fortuna) chance
    por azar by chance
    2 (imprevisto, infortunio) mishap
    ♦ Locuciones: al azar, at random
    ' azar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    aleatoria
    - aleatorio
    - imprevista
    - imprevisto
    - juego
    - número
    - suerte
    - tuntún
    - adivinar
    - fortuna
    - voleo
    English:
    chance
    - dark
    - game
    - haphazard
    - haphazardly
    - potshot
    - random
    - random shot
    - randomly
    - throw together
    - wildly
    - leave
    - pot
    - spot
    - wild
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    azar nm
    1. [casualidad] chance;
    juego de azar game of chance;
    al azar at random;
    dos concursantes elegidos al azar two randomly chosen contestants;
    no dejaron nada al azar they left nothing to chance;
    por azar by (pure) chance;
    si por algún azar no puedes venir, llámanos if by any chance you should be unable to come, give us a call o Br ring;
    quiso el azar que pasara yo por allí en ese preciso instante fate decreed that I should be passing that way at that very moment
    2. [suceso, vicisitud]
    los azares de la vida the ups and downs of life
    * * *
    m fate, chance;
    al azar at random;
    por azar by chance
    * * *
    azar nm
    1) : chance
    juegos de azar: games of chance
    2) : accident, misfortune
    3)
    al azar : at random, randomly
    * * *
    azar n
    1. (destino) fate
    2. (casualidad) chance

    Spanish-English dictionary > azar

  • 8 azares

    = vicissitudes, ups and downs
    Ex. The textual vicissitudes of British nineteenth-century novels in America are notorious.
    Ex. The book trade is a mixed bag of ups and downs even within one broad category of publishing.
    * * *
    = vicissitudes, ups and downs

    Ex: The textual vicissitudes of British nineteenth-century novels in America are notorious.

    Ex: The book trade is a mixed bag of ups and downs even within one broad category of publishing.

    Spanish-English dictionary > azares

  • 9 célebre

    adj.
    famous, highly reputed, celebrated, famed.
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    1 well-known, famous, celebrated
    * * *
    adj.
    celebrated, noted
    * * *
    ADJ famous, celebrated, noted ( por for)
    * * *
    a) ( famoso) famous, celebrated
    b) (Col) < mujer> elegant
    * * *
    = notorious, celebrated, hit, reputed.
    Ex. The textual vicissitudes of British nineteenth-century novels in America are notorious.
    Ex. Hoppe is one of the most celebrated photographers of the early 20th century.
    Ex. Her novels have been adapted for the screen most famously as the hit film Mrs Doubtfire starring Robin Williams.
    Ex. This article studies the works of an internationally reputed virologist (Indian born) settled in Canada.
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    * biografía de personas célebres = celebrity biography.
    * célebre por = best remembered for.
    * célebres, los = notorious, the.
    * * *
    a) ( famoso) famous, celebrated
    b) (Col) < mujer> elegant
    * * *
    = notorious, celebrated, hit, reputed.

    Ex: The textual vicissitudes of British nineteenth-century novels in America are notorious.

    Ex: Hoppe is one of the most celebrated photographers of the early 20th century.
    Ex: Her novels have been adapted for the screen most famously as the hit film Mrs Doubtfire starring Robin Williams.
    Ex: This article studies the works of an internationally reputed virologist (Indian born) settled in Canada.
    * biografía de personas célebres = celebrity biography.
    * célebre por = best remembered for.
    * célebres, los = notorious, the.

    * * *
    1 (famoso) famous, celebrated
    2 ( Col) ‹mujer› elegant
    * * *

    Del verbo celebrar: ( conjugate celebrar)

    celebré es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) pretérito indicativo

    celebre es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente subjuntivo

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

    3ª persona singular (él/ella/usted) imperativo

    Multiple Entries:
    celebrar    
    célebre
    celebrar ( conjugate celebrar) verbo transitivo
    1
    a)éxito/cumpleaños/festividad to celebrate

    b) (liter) ‹belleza/valor/hazaña to celebrate (liter)

    c)chiste/ocurrencia to laugh at

    2 (frml) ( alegrarse) to be delighted at, be very pleased at;

    3
    a) (frml) ‹reunión/elecciones/juicio to hold;

    partido to play
    b) misa to say, celebrate;

    boda to perform
    verbo intransitivo [ sacerdote] to say o celebrate mass
    célebre adjetivo

    b) (Col) ‹ mujer elegant

    celebrar verbo transitivo
    1 (festejar) to celebrate
    2 (una reunión, un juicio, unas elecciones) to hold
    (una misa) to say
    (una boda) to perform
    3 frml (alegrarse) to be delighted at: celebro que te cases, I'm so pleased you're getting married
    célebre adjetivo famous, well-known
    ' célebre' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    sonada
    - sonado
    English:
    celebrated
    - famous
    - for
    - infamous
    - noted
    - notorious
    - renowned
    * * *
    famous, celebrated
    * * *
    adj famous
    * * *
    celebrado, famoso: celebrated, famous
    * * *
    célebre adj famous

    Spanish-English dictionary > célebre

  • 10 durante siglos

    = for aeons, for centuries, over the centuries
    Ex. They have been through many hardships for aeons.
    Ex. A new study says global warming will continue for centuries, no matter what we do.
    Ex. India has a documented heritage of stable family life and structure that has been able to withstand the vicissitudes over the centuries.
    * * *
    = for aeons, for centuries, over the centuries

    Ex: They have been through many hardships for aeons.

    Ex: A new study says global warming will continue for centuries, no matter what we do.
    Ex: India has a documented heritage of stable family life and structure that has been able to withstand the vicissitudes over the centuries.

    Spanish-English dictionary > durante siglos

  • 11 estado de abandono

    Ex. Their books and quarters after some vicissitudes ended up in a state of neglect or in the possession of a private society.
    * * *

    Ex: Their books and quarters after some vicissitudes ended up in a state of neglect or in the possession of a private society.

    Spanish-English dictionary > estado de abandono

  • 12 famoso

    adj.
    famous, celebrated, famed, renowned.
    * * *
    1 famous, well-known
    1 the famous
    * * *
    1. (f. - famosa)
    adj.
    famous, well-known
    2. (f. - famosa)
    noun
    * * *
    famoso, -a
    1. ADJ
    1) (=célebre) famous, well-known

    un actor famosoa famous o well-known actor

    2) * (=sonado)
    2.
    SM / F celebrity, famous person
    * * *
    I
    - sa adjetivo famous
    II
    - sa masculino, femenino celebrity, famous person
    * * *
    = famous, well-known, honoured [honored, -USA], celebrity, renowned, famed, celebrated, hit, reputed, legendary, notorious, noted, acclaimed, big name, of note, celeb, popular.
    Ex. The philosophy of these critics was enunciated by one of their most prominent spokesmen, the famous Thomas Carlyle.
    Ex. This may be relatively easy for well-known authors, but can be difficult for more obscure authors.
    Ex. A very successful novelist, such as Graham Greene, would clearly fall into this category and would be an honoured writer as well as a well-paid one.
    Ex. For instance, if a person is working on building a radio program, the librarian should provide her with background information that helps to set the tone of the program, with facts and foibles of celebrities, with case histories of successful campaigns, with analogies, quotations, and anecdotes, and so on.
    Ex. Jorge Luis Borges, though renowned chiefly as author, reflects in his works the very essence of libraries and librarians.
    Ex. Many recipes not taken from books, magazines or famed chefs remain untested and thus less reliable.
    Ex. Hoppe is one of the most celebrated photographers of the early 20th century.
    Ex. Her novels have been adapted for the screen most famously as the hit film Mrs Doubtfire starring Robin Williams.
    Ex. This article studies the works of an internationally reputed virologist (Indian born) settled in Canada.
    Ex. Information highways which have now become the first legendary step towards the information society.
    Ex. The textual vicissitudes of British nineteenth-century novels in America are notorious.
    Ex. Planning began about 9 months before the exhibition, with the recruitment of a noted Swiss book illustrator to design the stand.
    Ex. The 6 day residential programme, open to Australian and New Zealand information professionals, was based on the acclaimed Snowbird Institutes, held annually in Utah.
    Ex. Such programs as rock groups, big name entertainers, and jazz concerts were excluded.
    Ex. Another analytical study of note is the one for Columbia University Libraries.
    Ex. He knew the names of celebs but he could have walked past any one of them in the street without batting an eyelid.
    Ex. Although the fifteenth edition met with some success, it was not generally popular.
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    * ciudad famosa por el golf = golfing town.
    * famoso en el mundo entero = world-renowned, world-renown.
    * famoso en todo el mundo = world-famous [world famous], world-renowned, world-renown.
    * famoso internacionalmente = of international renown, internationally renowned.
    * famoso por = noted for, best remembered for, famed for.
    * famosos, los = famous, the.
    * gente famosa = famous people.
    * lleno de famosos = celebrity-studded.
    * muy famoso = highly acclaimed, widely acclaimed, well-acclaimed.
    * persona famosa = famous person.
    * plagado de famosos = celebrity-studded.
    * ser famoso = gain + recognition, be popular.
    * ser famoso por = famously, have + a track record of.
    * tan famoso = much acclaimed.
    * últimas palabras que se han hecho famosas = famous last words.
    * * *
    I
    - sa adjetivo famous
    II
    - sa masculino, femenino celebrity, famous person
    * * *
    = famous, well-known, honoured [honored, -USA], celebrity, renowned, famed, celebrated, hit, reputed, legendary, notorious, noted, acclaimed, big name, of note, celeb, popular.

    Ex: The philosophy of these critics was enunciated by one of their most prominent spokesmen, the famous Thomas Carlyle.

    Ex: This may be relatively easy for well-known authors, but can be difficult for more obscure authors.
    Ex: A very successful novelist, such as Graham Greene, would clearly fall into this category and would be an honoured writer as well as a well-paid one.
    Ex: For instance, if a person is working on building a radio program, the librarian should provide her with background information that helps to set the tone of the program, with facts and foibles of celebrities, with case histories of successful campaigns, with analogies, quotations, and anecdotes, and so on.
    Ex: Jorge Luis Borges, though renowned chiefly as author, reflects in his works the very essence of libraries and librarians.
    Ex: Many recipes not taken from books, magazines or famed chefs remain untested and thus less reliable.
    Ex: Hoppe is one of the most celebrated photographers of the early 20th century.
    Ex: Her novels have been adapted for the screen most famously as the hit film Mrs Doubtfire starring Robin Williams.
    Ex: This article studies the works of an internationally reputed virologist (Indian born) settled in Canada.
    Ex: Information highways which have now become the first legendary step towards the information society.
    Ex: The textual vicissitudes of British nineteenth-century novels in America are notorious.
    Ex: Planning began about 9 months before the exhibition, with the recruitment of a noted Swiss book illustrator to design the stand.
    Ex: The 6 day residential programme, open to Australian and New Zealand information professionals, was based on the acclaimed Snowbird Institutes, held annually in Utah.
    Ex: Such programs as rock groups, big name entertainers, and jazz concerts were excluded.
    Ex: Another analytical study of note is the one for Columbia University Libraries.
    Ex: He knew the names of celebs but he could have walked past any one of them in the street without batting an eyelid.
    Ex: Although the fifteenth edition met with some success, it was not generally popular.
    * ciudad famosa por el golf = golfing town.
    * famoso en el mundo entero = world-renowned, world-renown.
    * famoso en todo el mundo = world-famous [world famous], world-renowned, world-renown.
    * famoso internacionalmente = of international renown, internationally renowned.
    * famoso por = noted for, best remembered for, famed for.
    * famosos, los = famous, the.
    * gente famosa = famous people.
    * lleno de famosos = celebrity-studded.
    * muy famoso = highly acclaimed, widely acclaimed, well-acclaimed.
    * persona famosa = famous person.
    * plagado de famosos = celebrity-studded.
    * ser famoso = gain + recognition, be popular.
    * ser famoso por = famously, have + a track record of.
    * tan famoso = much acclaimed.
    * últimas palabras que se han hecho famosas = famous last words.

    * * *
    famoso1 -sa
    1 (célebre) ‹escritor/actriz› famous, well-known; ‹vino/libro› famous
    se hizo famoso con ese descubrimiento that discovery made him famous
    2
    (conocido): ya estoy harto de sus famosos dolores de cabeza ( fam); I'm fed up with him and his constant headaches
    famoso POR algo famous FOR sth
    Francia es famosa por sus vinos France is famous for its wines
    es famoso por sus meteduras de pata ( fam); he's well known o renowned for putting his foot in it ( colloq)
    famoso2 -sa
    masculine, feminine
    celebrity, personality, famous person
    * * *

    famoso
    ◊ -sa adjetivo

    famous;
    famoso por algo famous for sth
    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino
    celebrity, famous person
    famoso,-a
    I adjetivo famous
    II sustantivo masculino famous person

    ' famoso' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    atentar
    - banquillo
    - conocida
    - conocido
    - famosa
    - imitar
    - popular
    - pulular
    -
    - significado
    - célebre
    - mundialmente
    English:
    big
    - byword
    - celebrity
    - famous
    - memorabilia
    - well-known
    - become
    - just
    - land
    - pinup
    - well
    - world
    * * *
    famoso, -a
    adj
    [actor, pintor, monumento] famous;
    se hizo famoso por sus murales his murals made him famous;
    es famosa por su belleza she is famous for her beauty;
    Fam
    volvieron a debatir el famoso artículo 14 they debated the famous clause 14 again
    nm,f
    famous person, celebrity
    * * *
    I adj famous
    II m, famosa f celebrity;
    los famosos celebrities, famous people pl
    * * *
    famoso, -sa adj
    célebre: famous
    famoso, -sa n
    : celebrity
    * * *
    famoso1 adj famous / well known
    famoso2 n famous person [pl. people]

    Spanish-English dictionary > famoso

  • 13 notorio

    adj.
    1 notorious, ill-reputed, arrant, conspicuously bad.
    2 clearly visible, obvious, evident, visible.
    3 notable, notorious.
    * * *
    1 well-known
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=conocido) well-known, publicly known; (=famoso) famous

    es notorio que... — it is well-known that...

    2) (=obvio) obvious; [error] glaring, blatant, flagrant
    * * *
    - ria adjetivo
    a) ( evidente) evident, obvious
    b) ( conocido) well-known
    c) ( notable) <descenso/mejora> marked
    * * *
    = notorious, high profile, acclaimed, well-known.
    Ex. The textual vicissitudes of British nineteenth-century novels in America are notorious.
    Ex. The South African government is under pressure to bring rapid and high profile improvements to its schools = El gobierno de Sudáfrica está siendo presionado para que traiga mejoras rápidas y notorias a sus escuelas.
    Ex. The 6 day residential programme, open to Australian and New Zealand information professionals, was based on the acclaimed Snowbird Institutes, held annually in Utah.
    Ex. This may be relatively easy for well-known authors, but can be difficult for more obscure authors.
    ----
    * de forma notoria = markedly.
    * muy notorio = highly visible.
    * * *
    - ria adjetivo
    a) ( evidente) evident, obvious
    b) ( conocido) well-known
    c) ( notable) <descenso/mejora> marked
    * * *
    = notorious, high profile, acclaimed, well-known.

    Ex: The textual vicissitudes of British nineteenth-century novels in America are notorious.

    Ex: The South African government is under pressure to bring rapid and high profile improvements to its schools = El gobierno de Sudáfrica está siendo presionado para que traiga mejoras rápidas y notorias a sus escuelas.
    Ex: The 6 day residential programme, open to Australian and New Zealand information professionals, was based on the acclaimed Snowbird Institutes, held annually in Utah.
    Ex: This may be relatively easy for well-known authors, but can be difficult for more obscure authors.
    * de forma notoria = markedly.
    * muy notorio = highly visible.

    * * *
    1 (evidente) evident, obvious
    2 (conocido) well-known
    dos de las figuras más notorias de la oposición two of the best-known opposition figures
    es público y notorio que … it is common knowledge o it is a well-known fact that …
    3 (notable, pronunciado) marked
    se ha registrado un notorio descenso de la natalidad there has been a marked drop in the birthrate
    * * *

    notorio
    ◊ - ria adjetivo



    c) ( notable) ‹descenso/mejora marked

    notorio,-a adjetivo
    1 (claro, evidente) noticeable, evident
    2 (conocido) well-known: son notorias sus escapadas a la Costa Azul, his jaunts to the Costa Azul are notorious
    ' notorio' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    notoria
    - significativa
    - significativo
    - visible
    * * *
    notorio, -a adj
    1. [conocido] widely-known;
    un notorio pianista a famous pianist
    2. [evidente] obvious;
    es notoria la antipatía que siente por ella it's obvious he doesn't like her;
    hay un malestar notorio entre los empleados there is obvious o manifest discontent among the staff
    * * *
    adj
    1 ( claro) clear
    2 ( famoso) famous, well-known
    * * *
    notorio, - ria adj
    1) obvio: obvious, evident
    2) conocido: well-known

    Spanish-English dictionary > notorio

  • 14 patrimonio bibliográfico

    (n.) = documentary heritage, bibliographic heritage, published heritage, documented heritage
    Ex. The massive use of wood pulp to produce newspapers and books has made a large portion of the documentary heritage vulnerable, particularly to acidity.
    Ex. RECON is a tool for the future and aims to provide open access to the bibliographic heritage.
    Ex. The system of legal deposit ensures that Australia's published heritage is preserved for present and future generations.
    Ex. India has a documented heritage of stable family life and structure that has been able to withstand the vicissitudes over the centuries.
    * * *
    (n.) = documentary heritage, bibliographic heritage, published heritage, documented heritage

    Ex: The massive use of wood pulp to produce newspapers and books has made a large portion of the documentary heritage vulnerable, particularly to acidity.

    Ex: RECON is a tool for the future and aims to provide open access to the bibliographic heritage.
    Ex: The system of legal deposit ensures that Australia's published heritage is preserved for present and future generations.
    Ex: India has a documented heritage of stable family life and structure that has been able to withstand the vicissitudes over the centuries.

    Spanish-English dictionary > patrimonio bibliográfico

  • 15 patrimonio documental

    (n.) = documentary heritage, literary heritage, published heritage, documented heritage
    Ex. The massive use of wood pulp to produce newspapers and books has made a large portion of the documentary heritage vulnerable, particularly to acidity.
    Ex. The Library of America is a nonprofit publishing company whose mission is to renew and preserve the literary heritage of the USA.
    Ex. The system of legal deposit ensures that Australia's published heritage is preserved for present and future generations.
    Ex. India has a documented heritage of stable family life and structure that has been able to withstand the vicissitudes over the centuries.
    * * *
    (n.) = documentary heritage, literary heritage, published heritage, documented heritage

    Ex: The massive use of wood pulp to produce newspapers and books has made a large portion of the documentary heritage vulnerable, particularly to acidity.

    Ex: The Library of America is a nonprofit publishing company whose mission is to renew and preserve the literary heritage of the USA.
    Ex: The system of legal deposit ensures that Australia's published heritage is preserved for present and future generations.
    Ex: India has a documented heritage of stable family life and structure that has been able to withstand the vicissitudes over the centuries.

    Spanish-English dictionary > patrimonio documental

  • 16 peripecia

    f.
    1 incident, adventure.
    sus peripecias en la selva his adventures in the jungle
    2 peripeteia, vicissitude, incident, peripetia.
    * * *
    1 incident
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=incidente) adventure, incident
    2) (=vicisitud) vicissitude, sudden change
    * * *
    a) ( incidente)
    b) ( problema) vicissitude
    * * *
    = trick, gaff.
    Ex. But if variable-length keys are not supported by a data base, various tricks are often necessary to provide access to the library data which has inherently variable-length keys.
    Ex. There are magicians that choose not to work with gaffs of any type because they want to take magic in new directions.
    * * *
    a) ( incidente)
    b) ( problema) vicissitude
    * * *
    = trick, gaff.

    Ex: But if variable-length keys are not supported by a data base, various tricks are often necessary to provide access to the library data which has inherently variable-length keys.

    Ex: There are magicians that choose not to work with gaffs of any type because they want to take magic in new directions.

    * * *
    1
    (incidente): un viaje lleno de peripecias an eventful journey, a journey full of incident ( liter)
    me contó sus peripecias en el extranjero she told me about her adventures abroad
    2 (problema) vicissitude
    las peripecias del presidente the vicissitudes o the ups and downs of the president, the sudden changes in the president's fortunes
    * * *

    peripecia sustantivo femenino
    a) ( incidente):


    sus peripecias en el extranjero her adventures abroad

    peripecia sustantivo femenino
    1 unexpected event
    2 Lit peripeteia, peripety
    * * *
    incident, adventure;
    sus peripecias en la selva his adventures in the jungle
    * * *
    f adventure
    * * *
    vicisitud: vicissitude, reversal
    las peripecias de su carrera: the ups and downs of her career

    Spanish-English dictionary > peripecia

  • 17 rueda de la fortuna, la

    (n.) = wheel of fortune, the, fortune's wheel
    Ex. The continual cycle of change is represented by the wheel of fortune, in which good and evil, luck and ruin, harmony and discord perpetually wax and wane.
    Ex. Fortune's wheel first appears in classical antiquity as a metaphor for the vicissitudes of life for it raises the hopeful and abases the proud.

    Spanish-English dictionary > rueda de la fortuna, la

  • 18 ser pensante

    f. & m.
    thinking being.
    v.
    to be a thinking individual.
    * * *
    Ex. As a thinking being, one seems to be free from the vicissitudes of time and space -- there is no coming to be or ceasing to be.
    * * *

    Ex: As a thinking being, one seems to be free from the vicissitudes of time and space -- there is no coming to be or ceasing to be.

    Spanish-English dictionary > ser pensante

  • 19 tiempo1

    1 = time, length of time, period.
    Ex. Because not all files need to be reorganized at once, but only those which are very full, the time required for this procedure is reduced to a minimum.
    Ex. There is a correlation between length of time spent obtaining the book required and loss of interest.
    Ex. Library use declines during the June-October period when examinations have finished and the students are on vacation.
    ----
    * absorber tiempo = absorb + time.
    * acabarse el tiempo = time + run out, time + be + up.
    * acaparar el tiempo de Alguien = monopolise + time.
    * adaptarse a los tiempos = change with + the times, move with + the times, keep up with + the times, adapt to + the times.
    * adelantado a su tiempo = ahead of + Posesivo + time(s).
    * adelantarse a + Posesivo + tiempo = be years ahead of + Posesivo + time.
    * administración del tiempo = time management.
    * administrar el tiempo = manage + time.
    * adquirido con el transcurso del tiempo = time-based.
    * agotarse el tiempo = time + run out.
    * ahorrar para cuando lleguen tiempos difíciles = save for + a rainy day.
    * ahorrar tiempo = save + time.
    * ahorrar tiempo de escritura = save + typing.
    * ahorro de tiempo = time-saving [timesaving], economy of time, savings in time.
    * Algo a lo que hay que dedicar mucho tiempo = time-consuming [time consuming].
    * Algo que ahorra tiempo = time saver [timesaver].
    * Algo que lleva mucho tiempo de hacer = time-consuming [time consuming].
    * Algo que se hace para matar el tiempo = time filler.
    * Algo que se le va tomando el gusto con el tiempo = acquired taste.
    * algún tiempo = awhile.
    * al mismo tiempo = at once, at the same time, concurrently, in the process, simultaneously, contemporaneously, at the same instant, at one and the same time, in parallel, concomitantly, at the one time, all the while.
    * al mismo tiempo que = in parallel to/with, while, as the same time as, cum, in conjunction with.
    * al mismo tiempo que + Indicativo = whilst + Gerundio.
    * a lo largo del tiempo = longitudinal, longitudinally.
    * alquilar tiempo = buy + time.
    * a medida que pasaba el tiempo = as time passed (by), as time went by.
    * a medida que pasa el tiempo = as time goes by, as time passes (by).
    * andar (muy) apurado de tiempo = be (hard) pressed for + time.
    * andar (muy) corto de tiempo = be (hard) pressed for + time.
    * andar (muy) escaso de tiempo = be (hard) pressed for + time.
    * andar (muy) falto de tiempo = be (hard) pressed for + time.
    * anunciado desde hace tiempo = long-heralded.
    * apurado de tiempo = time-rationed, crunched for time, time-crunched.
    * a su debido tiempo = in due course, timely, in due time.
    * a su tiempo = in a timely fashion, in due course, in a timely manner.
    * 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 través del tiempo = over time.
    * avatares del tiempo, los = vicissitudes of time, the, whims of time, the.
    * avecinarse tiempos difíciles = tough times ahead, lean times ahead, darker times + lie ahead, hard times ahead.
    * basado en el tiempo = time-based.
    * bastante tiempo = ample time.
    * breve período de tiempo = while.
    * buenos tiempos = good times.
    * cada cierto tiempo = episodic, every so often, every now and then, every now and again.
    * cada tanto tiempo = every so often, every now and again, every once in a while.
    * cambiar con el paso del tiempo = change over + time.
    * cambiar con el tiempo = change over + time.
    * cambiar con el transcurso del tiempo = change over + time.
    * cantar victoria antes de tiempo = speak too soon.
    * cantidad de tiempo = length of time.
    * cápsula del tiempo = time capsule.
    * carrera contra el tiempo = race against time, race against the clock.
    * comprar tiempo = buy + time.
    * con el correr del tiempo = over the years, in the process of time, with the passage of time.
    * con el decursar del tiempo = with the passage of time, in the process of time.
    * con el paso del tiempo = over the years, over time, with the passage of time, as time goes by, in due course, over a period of time, in the course of time, over the course of time, in the process of time, as time passed (by), as time passes (by), as time went by.
    * con el tiempo = in time, over the years, with time, with the passage of time, eventually, in due course, over a period of time, in due time, over time, in the process of time, as time passed (by), as time passes (by), as time goes by, as time went by, by and by.
    * con el transcurrir del tiempo = with the passage of time, in the process of time, as time passed (by).
    * con el transcurso del tiempo = over time, with time, with age, as time goes by, in the course of time, over the course of time, as time passes (by), as time went by.
    * consagrado por el tiempo = time-proven.
    * conseguir tiempo = buy + time.
    * considerado desde hace mucho tiempo = long considered.
    * consumir + Posesivo + tiempo = swallow up + Posesivo + time.
    * con un plazo de tiempo muy corto = at (a) very short notice.
    * con un plazo de tiempo tan corto = at such short notice.
    * cumplido hace tiempo = long overdue.
    * curso a tiempo completo = full-time course.
    * dar tiempo = give + time, donate + Posesivo + time.
    * dar tiempo a Alguien = give + Nombre + some time.
    * de algún tiempo a esta parte = for some time now.
    * dedicación de tiempo = expenditure of time.
    * dedicar algún tiempo a hacer algo = have + a turn at.
    * dedicar el tiempo y el esfuerzo = take + the time and effort.
    * dedicar tiempo = spend + time, lend + time, expend + time, devote + time, dedicate + time.
    * dedicar tiempo a = take + time on.
    * de hace mucho tiempo = age-old, long-term, long-lost.
    * dejar tiempo = free up + time.
    * dejar tiempo libre = free up + time.
    * demasiado tiempo = too long.
    * demostrado válido por el tiempo = time-tested.
    * de otros tiempos = of yore.
    * de otro tiempo = of yore.
    * desde el comienzo de los tiempos = since the beginning of time, from the beginning of time, since time began.
    * desde el principio de los tiempos = since the beginning of time, from the beginning of time, since time began.
    * desde hace algún tiempo = for some time past, for days.
    * desde hace la tira (de tiempo) = for yonks and yonks, for yonks.
    * desde hace muchísimo tiempo = in ages (and ages and ages).
    * desde hace mucho tiempo = for ages, long-time [longtime], far back in time, for a long time, long since, in ages (and ages and ages).
    * desde hace tanto tiempo = so long.
    * desde hace tiempo = long [longer -comp., longest -sup.], over the years, for a long time, long since, for some time.
    * desde hace un montonazo de tiempo = for yonks and yonks.
    * desde hace un montón de tiempo = for yonks.
    * desde hace ya algún tiempo = for some time now.
    * desde los primeros tiempos = since the earliest of times, from earliest times.
    * desde los viejos tiempos = since olden times.
    * desde tiempo inmemorial = since earliest time, since time immemorial, from time immemorial, since time out of mind, from time out of mind.
    * desde tiempos prehistóricos = since prehistoric times.
    * desperdiciar tiempo = squander + time.
    * desperdicio de tiempo = time waster.
    * deteriorado por el paso del tiempo = timeworn.
    * de todos los tiempos = all-time, of all time(s).
    * de un tiempo a esta parte = for some time now.
    * dispositivo de desconexión automática transcurrido un tiempo determinado = time out mechanism.
    * donar tiempo = donate + Posesivo + time.
    * donde el tiempo es de suma importancia = time-critical.
    * durante algún tiempo = for a while, for some time, for some while, for some time to come, for days.
    * durante cierto tiempo = over a period of time.
    * durante cuánto tiempo = how long.
    * durante demasiado tiempo = for too long.
    * durante este tiempo = in this time.
    * durante largos períodos de tiempo = over long periods of time.
    * durante la tira de tiempo = for donkey's years.
    * durante muchísimo tiempo = for ages and ages (and ages).
    * durante mucho tiempo = long [longer -comp., longest -sup.], for generations, long-time [longtime], for a long time to come, for long periods of time, for a long period of time, lastingly, for a very long time, for many long hours, for a long time, in ages (and ages and ages), in ages (and ages and ages).
    * durante tanto tiempo = for so long, so long.
    * durante tanto tiempo como sea posible = for as long as possible.
    * durante un largo período de tiempo = over a long time scale, over a long period of time, for a long period of time, over a long period.
    * durante un período de tiempo = for a number of years.
    * durante un periodo de tiempo determinado = over a period of time.
    * durante un período de tiempo indefinido = over an indefinite period of time, over an indefinite span of time.
    * durante un porrón de tiempo = for donkey's years.
    * durar mucho tiempo = last + long.
    * durar tiempo = take + time, take + long.
    * el paso del tiempo = the passage of time, the sands of time.
    * el tiempo de Algo = in season.
    * el tiempo dirá = time will tell.
    * el tiempo es oro = time is money.
    * el tiempo lo dirá = only time will tell.
    * el tiempo vuela = time flies (by).
    * el transcurrir del tiempo = the sands of time.
    * embates del tiempo, los = ravages of time, the.
    * emplear tiempo = spend + time, expend + time, devote + time.
    * en aquellos tiempos = at the time, the then + Nombre, by this time, in those days.
    * encontrar el tiempo = make + an opportunity.
    * encontrar tiempo = find + time.
    * encuesta sobre el uso del tiempo = time-use survey.
    * en estos tiempos = in these times, in this day and age.
    * en los últimos tiempos = latterly, in recent times, in modern times, in recent memory.
    * en muy poco tiempo = before long.
    * en nada de tiempo = at a moment's notice, in next to no time, in no time at all, in no time.
    * en otros tiempos = in days of yore, in times of yore.
    * en otro tiempo = in days of yore, in times of yore.
    * en poco tiempo = before very long, in quite a short time, in a short time, in a short span of time.
    * en sus buenos tiempos = in + Posesivo + heyday.
    * en su tiempo = formerly.
    * en tiempo de carnaval = carnivalistically.
    * en tiempo de feria = carnivalistically.
    * en tiempo de guerra = wartime [wart-time].
    * en tiempo real = real time [real-time], in real time.
    * en tiempos de = in times of.
    * en tiempos de adversidad = in times of + adversity.
    * en tiempos de austeridad = in austere times.
    * en tiempos de guerra = in time(s) of war.
    * en tiempos de Maricastaña = in olden days, in olden times.
    * en tiempos de paz = in peacetime, during peacetime, in peace, in time(s) of peace.
    * en tiempos de recesión = in recessionary times.
    * en tiempos de recesión económica = in recessionary times.
    * en tiempos difíciles = in times of need.
    * en tiempos más recientes = in more recent times.
    * en tiempos prehistóricos = in prehistoric times.
    * en un corto espacio de tiempo = in a short space of time.
    * en un corto período de tiempo = in a short period of time.
    * en un tiempo razonable = timely.
    * en un tiempo relativamente corto = in a relatively short time, in a relatively short span of time.
    * equivalente a tiempo completo = full-time equivalent (FTE).
    * esa época ya pasó hace tiempo = that time is long past.
    * escaso de tiempo = time-strapped, short of time.
    * esperado durante tiempo y con ansiedad = long-and-expectantly-awaited.
    * esperado hace tiempo = overdue.
    * establecido desde hace tiempo = long-established.
    * estado del tiempo = weather conditions.
    * estar muy por delante de su tiempo = be years ahead of + Posesivo + time.
    * estragos del tiempo, los = ravages of time, the.
    * faceta de tiempo = Time facet.
    * factor tiempo = time factor.
    * facturación por tiempo de conexión = metered pricing, metered billing.
    * falta de tiempo = tightness of scheduling.
    * falto de tiempo = crunched for time, time-crunched, short of time.
    * finito en el tiempo = timebound [time-bound].
    * florecer antes de tiempo = bolt.
    * frontera del tiempo = time boundary.
    * fue durante mucho tiempo = long remained.
    * fuera de onda con los tiempos modernos = out of keeping with the times, out of tune with the times.
    * ganar tiempo = win + time, buy + time, free up + time.
    * germinar antes de tiempo = bolt.
    * gestión del tiempo = time management.
    * gusto que se adquiere con el tiempo = acquired taste.
    * hablar antes de tiempo = speak too soon.
    * hace algún tiempo = some time ago, a while back, some while ago.
    * hace demasiado tiempo = too long ago.
    * hace la tira (de tiempo) = yonks and yonks, yonks.
    * hace muchísimo tiempo = ages (and ages) ago, aeons ago, yonks.
    * hace mucho tiempo = all those many moons ago, many moons ago.
    * hace muy poco tiempo = a short time ago.
    * hace poco tiempo = a short time ago.
    * hacer algún tiempo = sometime back.
    * hacer frente a tiempos difíciles = cope with + difficult times.
    * hacer mucho tiempo que Algo ha desaparecido = be long gone.
    * hace tiempo = for some time, long ago, once, long since.
    * hace un montonazo de tiempo = yonks and yonks.
    * hace un montón de tiempo = yonks.
    * hace ya mucho tiempo que = gone are the days of.
    * hace ya tiempo = long since.
    * hasta el final de los tiempos = till the end of time.
    * hasta hace relativamente poco tiempo = until relatively recently.
    * instalaciones para dedicar el tiempo libre = leisure facilities.
    * intentar ganar tiempo = play for + time, temporise [temporize, -USA].
    * intervalo de tiempo = date range.
    * inversión de tiempo = commitment of time.
    * invertir el tiempo de Uno en = invest + Posesivo + time in.
    * ir en contra del tiempo = race against + time, race against + the clock.
    * justo a tiempo = (just) in the nick of time, just in time, not a moment too soon.
    * la mayoría del tiempo = most of the time.
    * largos períodos de tiempo = long periods of time.
    * la tira de tiempo = donkey's years.
    * liberar tiempo = free up + time.
    * limitado por el tiempo = time-constrained.
    * límite de tiempo = time limit.
    * llegar a tiempo = arrive + in time, arrive + on time.
    * llevar tiempo = take + time, take + a while, take + long, absorb + time.
    * llevar tiempo y esfuerzo = take + time and effort.
    * los buenos tiempos = the good old days.
    * los viejos tiempos = the good old days.
    * malos tiempos = bad times.
    * margen de tiempo = time frame [timeframe].
    * matar el tiempo = kill + time.
    * mejoría del tiempo = break in the weather.
    * muchísimo tiempo después = ages and ages hence.
    * mucho tiempo = long time, a very long time, long hours, ample time, for a long time.
    * mucho tiempo antes de (que) = long before.
    * mucho tiempo después = ages and ages hence.
    * mucho tiempo después (de que) = long after.
    * muy apreciado desde hace tiempo = long-revered.
    * muy a tiempo = in good time.
    * muy venerado desde hace tiempo = long-revered.
    * no cantes victoria antes de tiempo = don't count your chickens before they are hatched.
    * noción del tiempo = notion of time, sense of time.
    * no hace mucho tiempo = not so long ago.
    * no pasar mucho tiempo antes de que + Subjuntivo = be not long before + Indicativo.
    * no tener tiempo de nada = have + not a moment to spare.
    * nuevos tiempos, los = wind(s) of change, the.
    * observar atentamente y durante cierto tiempo = maintain + vigil.
    * ocupar el tiempo = fill in + Posesivo + time.
    * ocupar tiempo = occupy + time, take up + time.
    * olvidado desde hace tiempo = long forgotten.
    * pasar algún tiempo en = have + a turn at.
    * pasar el tiempo = pass + the time, hang around, spend + Posesivo + days, hang about, hang out.
    * pasar el tiempo libre = spend + Posesivo + leisure, spend + Posesivo + leisure time.
    * pasar mucho tiempo antes de que = be a long time before.
    * pasar tiempo = spend + time.
    * pasar tiempo haciendo Algo = do + stint at.
    * perder el tiempo = dawdle, mess around, pissing into the wind, mess about, faff (about/around), pootle, sit + idle, muck around/about, piddle around.
    * perder la noción del tiempo = lose + track of time, lose + all notion of time, lose + all sense of time.
    * perder tiempo = waste + time, lose + time.
    * pérdida de tiempo = time wasting, wild goose chase, waste of time, time-consuming [time consuming], fool's errand.
    * pérdida de un tiempo precioso = waste of precious time.
    * perdido hace tiempo = long-lost.
    * período de tiempo = amount of time, time, time frame [timeframe], time lapse, time period, time span [time-span], time slot, period of time, date range.
    * permanecer estable con el tiempo = be stable over time.
    * pero al mismo tiempo = but then again.
    * plazo de tiempo = timeline [time line].
    * poco tiempo = short while, short time.
    * poco tiempo después = shortly afterwards.
    * poner a mal tiempo buena cara = keep + Posesivo + chin up.
    * por algún tiempo = for sometime.
    * por mucho tiempo = for long, for long periods of time.
    * por un período de tiempo limitado = on a short-term basis.
    * por un tiempo = for a time.
    * por un tiempo indefinido = for indefinite time.
    * postulado desde hace mucho tiempo = long-espoused.
    * precio calculado según el tiempo de conexión = connect time based pricing.
    * precio calculado según el tiempo empleado = time-based charge.
    * preocupado por el tiempo = time-conscious.
    * programador de tiempo = egg timer.
    * prolongar el tiempo = prolong + time.
    * propugnado desde hace mucho tiempo = long-espoused.
    * que cambia con el tiempo = ever-changing [ever changing], time-variant, ever-shifting.
    * que consume tiempo = time-consuming [time consuming].
    * quedar anulado con el paso del tiempo = be overtaken by events.
    * que depende del tiempo = time-dependent.
    * que hay que dedicarle mucho tiempo = time-intensive.
    * que lleva tiempo en cartelera = long-running.
    * que se percibe desde hace mucho tiempo = long-felt.
    * que utiliza el tiempo como variable = time-dependent.
    * recuperar el tiempo perdido = make up for + lost time.
    * reloj que registra el tiempo de conexión = accounting clock.
    * remontarse bastante en el tiempo = go back + a long way.
    * remontarse en el tiempo = extend + far back, stretch + far back in time.
    * resistir el paso del tiempo = stand + the test of time, withstand + the test of time, survive + the test of time, pass + the test of time.
    * robarle tiempo al sueño = burn + the candle at both ends.
    * se avecinan malos tiempos = hard times lie ahead.
    * sensible al tiempo = time-sensitive [time sensitive].
    * sentido del tiempo = sense of time, notion of time.
    * ser una pérdida de tiempo = be idle, beat + a dead horse, fart + in the wind.
    * ser un pérdida de tiempo = flog + a dead horse.
    * ser un producto de su tiempo = be a product of + Posesivo + time.
    * si el tiempo lo permite = weather permitting.
    * siempre que Uno puede dedicarle el tiempo = in + Posesivo + own time, on + Posesivo + own time.
    * si hay tiempo = time permitting.
    * sin importar el tiempo = all-weather.
    * si no lo impide el tiempo = weather permitting.
    * sin tiempo que perder = without a minute to spare.
    * si queda tiempo = time permitting.
    * sistema de tiempo real = real-time system.
    * sobrado de tiempo = unpressed for time.
    * sólo por tiempo limitado = for a limited time only.
    * subordinado al tiempo = time-dependent.
    * suficiente tiempo = long enough, ample time.
    * superar la barrera del tiempo = cross + time barriers.
    * tanto tiempo = so much time, this long, such a very long time.
    * tardar tanto tiempo en = take + so long to.
    * tardar tiempo = take + time, take + long.
    * tarifa calculada según el tiempo de conexión = connect time based pricing.
    * tarifa calculada según el tiempo empleado = time-based charge.
    * tarifa calculada según el tiempo utilizado = time-based tariff.
    * tener mucho tiempo libre = have + plenty of time to spare.
    * terminarse el tiempo = time + run out.
    * tiempo adicional = extra-time.
    * tiempo agotado = time out.
    * tiempo + apremiar = time + press, time + be of the essence.
    * tiempo + avanzar inexorablemente = time + march on.
    * tiempo de acceso = access time, seek time, access speed.
    * tiempo de búsqueda = search time.
    * tiempo de calidad = quality time.
    * tiempo de carga = loading time.
    * tiempo de conexión = connect time.
    * tiempo de conexión en línea = online time.
    * tiempo de CPU = CPU time.
    * tiempo de demora = lead time.
    * tiempo de descarga = download time.
    * tiempo de descarga de datos = download time, latency.
    * tiempo de duración = lifespan [life span].
    * tiempo de emisión = airtime.
    * tiempo de espera = lead time, wait time, waiting time, waiting period.
    * tiempo de estudio = study time.
    * tiempo de inicio = start time.
    * tiempo de ordenador = computer time, computer time.
    * tiempo de préstamo = document delivery.
    * tiempo de proceso = processing time.
    * tiempo de reacción = reaction time.
    * tiempo de respuesta = response time, turnaround time, turnabout time, fill time, reaction time.
    * tiempo durante el cual el ordenador no está disponible al público = down time.
    * tiempo + estar a favor de Alguien = time + be + on + Posesivo + side.
    * tiempo estar de lado de Alguien = time + be + on + Posesivo + side.
    * tiempo familiar = quality time.
    * tiempo fuera de servicio = downtime.
    * tiempo futuro = future tense.
    * tiempo inmemorial = time immemorial.
    * tiempo libre = leisure, leisure time, free time, idle hours, spare time.
    * tiempo muerto = downtime, time out.
    * tiempo + pasar = time + march on.
    * tiempos alocados = heady days.
    * tiempos de los romanos = Roman times.
    * tiempos de paz = peacetime [peace time].
    * tiempos difíciles = difficult times, tough times, hard times, embattled time(s).
    * tiempo + seguir su marcha inexorable = time + march on.
    * tiempos emocionantes = heady days.
    * tiempo + ser esencial = time + be of the essence.
    * tiempo + ser + precioso = time + be + precious.
    * tiempos mejores = better times.
    * tiempos modernos = modern times.
    * tiempos turbulentos = embattled time(s).
    * tiempo transcurrido = elapsed time.
    * tiempo verbal = tense.
    * todo al mismo tiempo = all at once.
    * todo el tiempo = all of the time, left, right and centre, the whole time, all the while.
    * tomar el tiempo = time.
    * tomarse el tiempo que Uno necesita = take + Posesivo + time.
    * tomar tiempo = take + time, take + long.
    * trabajador a tiempo parcial = part-timer.
    * trabajar durante un período de tiempo = serve + stint.
    * trabajo a tiempo parcial = part-time work, part-time employment, part-time job.
    * transcurrir tiempo = lapse + time.
    * tratar de ganar tiempo = temporise [temporize, -USA], play for + time.
    * un porrón de tiempo = donkey's years.
    * un tiempo = awhile.
    * usando el tiempo de un modo eficaz = time efficient [time-efficient].
    * vencido hace tiempo = long overdue.
    * venir de mucho tiempo atrás = go back + a long way.
    * viajar hacia atrás en el tiempo = travel back in + time.
    * viaje a través del tiempo = time travel.
    * viaje en el tiempo = time travel.
    * vicisitudes del tiempo, las = vicissitudes of time, the, whims of time, the.
    * viejos tiempos, los = good old days, the.
    * ya hace algún tiempo = for quite some time.
    * ya hace bastante tiempo = for quite a while now.
    * y al mismo tiempo = and in the process, yet.

    Spanish-English dictionary > tiempo1

  • 20 vaivén

    m.
    sway, oscillation, back and forth motion, back and forth movement.
    Las clases reiniciaron The courses reopened.
    * * *
    1 (oscilación) swaying, swinging, to-and-fro movement; (balanceo) rocking
    2 (ir y venir) coming and going, bustle
    3 figurado (cambio) fluctuation, change
    \
    los vaivenes de la vida figurado life's ups and downs
    * * *
    noun m.
    2) change, instability
    * * *
    SM
    1) (=balanceo) swaying; (=acción de mecerse) rocking; [de columpio] swinging; (=ir y venir) to-ing and fro-ing; [de pistón] backward and forward motion; (=sacudidas) lurching
    2) [de tráfico, circulación] constant movement
    3) [de la suerte] change of fortune
    4) (Pol) swing, seesaw, teeter-totter (EEUU)
    5) pl vaivenes (=altibajos) ups and downs, vicissitudes frm
    * * *
    masculino (de columpio, péndulo) swinging; ( de tren) rocking; ( de barco) rolling; ( de mecedora) rocking; ( de gente) toing and froing
    * * *
    = shuttling back and forth, flip-flop, seesaw [see-saw], swaying, sway.
    Ex. Bereday calls this type of comparison 'balanced' and describes it as 'a systematic shuttling back and forth between the areas under study'.
    Ex. Within this debate, there is flip-flop between those who argue for methods influenced by objectivism and those who argue for a more egalitarian approach.
    Ex. The data provides statistical evidence for the existence of a ' seesaw' relationship between density in spring, autumn, and the following spring.
    Ex. The movements of the dancers imitate the swaying of flowers in the gently rolling fields of the countryside.
    Ex. She has an easy grace about her, a slinky sway to her stride that teasingly invites contact and beckons lecherous admiration.
    * * *
    masculino (de columpio, péndulo) swinging; ( de tren) rocking; ( de barco) rolling; ( de mecedora) rocking; ( de gente) toing and froing
    * * *
    = shuttling back and forth, flip-flop, seesaw [see-saw], swaying, sway.

    Ex: Bereday calls this type of comparison 'balanced' and describes it as 'a systematic shuttling back and forth between the areas under study'.

    Ex: Within this debate, there is flip-flop between those who argue for methods influenced by objectivism and those who argue for a more egalitarian approach.
    Ex: The data provides statistical evidence for the existence of a ' seesaw' relationship between density in spring, autumn, and the following spring.
    Ex: The movements of the dancers imitate the swaying of flowers in the gently rolling fields of the countryside.
    Ex: She has an easy grace about her, a slinky sway to her stride that teasingly invites contact and beckons lecherous admiration.

    * * *
    1 (de un columpio, péndulo) swinging; (de un tren) rocking; (de un barco) rolling; (de una mecedora) rocking
    2 (de gente) toing and froing
    los vaivenes de la fortuna the ups and downs of fortune, the swings of fortune
    * * *

    vaivén sustantivo masculino (de columpio, péndulo) swinging;
    ( de tren) rocking;
    ( de barco) rolling;
    ( de mecedora) rocking;
    ( de gente) toing and froing
    vaivén sustantivo masculino
    1 (movimiento oscilante: de un cuerpo suspendido) swinging
    (: de una cuna, de un tren) rocking
    (: de un barco) rolling
    (: de una persona) swing
    2 (cambio inesperado) swing
    los vaivenes de la fortuna, the ups and downs of fortune
    ' vaivén' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    tumbo
    English:
    jigsaw
    - swing
    * * *
    1. [balanceo] [de barco] swaying, rocking;
    [de péndulo, columpio] swinging
    2. [fluctuación]
    vaivenes ups and downs;
    los vaivenes de la economía the ups and downs of the economy
    * * *
    m to-and-fro;
    vaivenes pl fig ups and downs
    * * *
    1) : swinging, swaying, rocking
    2) : change, fluctuation
    los vaivenes de la vida: life's ups and downs

    Spanish-English dictionary > vaivén

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