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  • 1 Cuerpo de Paz, el

    Ex. He left Colorado to become a Peace Corps volunteer from 1963 to 1965, first with the University of Malaya Library, then with the Malayan Teachers College.

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  • 2 Grupo de Trabajo de Ingeniería de Internet (IETF)

    Ex. The IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) is another volunteer organization; it meets regularly to discuss operational and near-term technical problems of the Internet.

    Spanish-English dictionary > Grupo de Trabajo de Ingeniería de Internet (IETF)

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


    2
    a) (señalando hora, momento) at;


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

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

    c) al + inf:


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



    ( antes) a few minutes before she arrived;

    3 (en relaciones de proporción, equivalencia):

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

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

    ¿viste a José? did you see José?;

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


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

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

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

    Spanish-English dictionary > a

  • 4 a cargo de voluntarios

    (adj.) = volunteer-run
    Ex. This monograph traces the evolution of American public libraries from female, volunteer-run reading rooms to government-operated institutions.
    * * *
    (adj.) = volunteer-run

    Ex: This monograph traces the evolution of American public libraries from female, volunteer-run reading rooms to government-operated institutions.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a cargo de voluntarios

  • 5 a cargo del gobierno

    (adj.) = government-operated, government-run
    Ex. This monograph traces the evolution of American public libraries from female, volunteer-run reading rooms to government-operated institutions.
    Ex. Both government-run programs and partially government-subsidized programs run by voluntary agencies such as Caritas and the YMCA are common.
    * * *
    (adj.) = government-operated, government-run

    Ex: This monograph traces the evolution of American public libraries from female, volunteer-run reading rooms to government-operated institutions.

    Ex: Both government-run programs and partially government-subsidized programs run by voluntary agencies such as Caritas and the YMCA are common.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a cargo del gobierno

  • 6 a medio plazo

    (adj.) = medium-term, near-term, in the medium term, in the mid-term, mid-term [midterm]
    Ex. One of the recommendations made by the group was to identify medium-term (five years) and longer-term needs for expanding the existing system.
    Ex. The IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) is another volunteer organization; it meets regularly to discuss operational and near-term technical problems of the Internet.
    Ex. CD-ROM may be a transient technology being overtaken by multimedia and improved online services but in the medium term its applications will increase.
    Ex. A reduction of approximately 40% is to be expected in the mid-term.
    Ex. The mid-term weight loss is similar with both techniques.
    * * *
    (adj.) = medium-term, near-term, in the medium term, in the mid-term, mid-term [midterm]

    Ex: One of the recommendations made by the group was to identify medium-term (five years) and longer-term needs for expanding the existing system.

    Ex: The IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) is another volunteer organization; it meets regularly to discuss operational and near-term technical problems of the Internet.
    Ex: CD-ROM may be a transient technology being overtaken by multimedia and improved online services but in the medium term its applications will increase.
    Ex: A reduction of approximately 40% is to be expected in the mid-term.
    Ex: The mid-term weight loss is similar with both techniques.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a medio plazo

  • 7 a tiempo parcial

    (adj.) = part-time
    Ex. One of the major recurrent problems with volunteer and part-time abstractors is maintaining deadlines; delays in some of the documents covered by the service are almost inevitable.
    * * *
    (adj.) = part-time

    Ex: One of the major recurrent problems with volunteer and part-time abstractors is maintaining deadlines; delays in some of the documents covered by the service are almost inevitable.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a tiempo parcial

  • 8 agudo

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

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

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

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

     

    agudo
    ◊ -da adjetivo

    1
    a)filo/punta sharp

    b) ángulo acute

    2
    a)voz/sonido high-pitched;

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

    ( momentáneo) sharp
    c) crisis severe

    d)aumento/descenso sharp

    3

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

    c)sentido/instinto sharp

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

    Spanish-English dictionary > agudo

  • 9 alcanzar + Posesivo + fin

    (v.) = reach + Posesivo + end
    Ex. It is clear that a powerful and mysterious force is pushing seniors toward greater volunteer involvement, and nonprofit groups should tap into this particularly civic age group before the Indian summer of volunteering reaches its end.
    * * *
    (v.) = reach + Posesivo + end

    Ex: It is clear that a powerful and mysterious force is pushing seniors toward greater volunteer involvement, and nonprofit groups should tap into this particularly civic age group before the Indian summer of volunteering reaches its end.

    Spanish-English dictionary > alcanzar + Posesivo + fin

  • 10 ama de casa

    housewife
    * * *
    * * *
    (n.) = housewife [housewives, -pl.], homemaker, housekeeper
    Ex. Manoeuvres that have been used, as the the percipient observer well knows, include simplifications and routines to save time, such a stereotyping users ('students', 'housewives', etc.).
    Ex. Homemaker, widow and volunteer are acceptable terms and roles.
    Ex. In Poland over 70 percent of married women are gainfully employed performing traditional female roles as wives, mothers and housekeepers, as well as the modern role of employee.
    * * *
    (n.) = housewife [housewives, -pl.], homemaker, housekeeper

    Ex: Manoeuvres that have been used, as the the percipient observer well knows, include simplifications and routines to save time, such a stereotyping users ('students', 'housewives', etc.).

    Ex: Homemaker, widow and volunteer are acceptable terms and roles.
    Ex: In Poland over 70 percent of married women are gainfully employed performing traditional female roles as wives, mothers and housekeepers, as well as the modern role of employee.

    * * *
    housewife, homemaker

    Spanish-English dictionary > ama de casa

  • 11 amigo

    adj.
    friendly, familiar.
    f. & m.
    1 friend, comrade, companion, pal.
    2 buddy, chap, chum, guy.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: amigar.
    * * *
    1 (amigable) friendly
    2 (aficionado) fond (de, of)
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 friend
    2 (novio) boyfriend; (novia) girlfriend
    3 (amante) lover
    \
    hacerse amigo,-a de to make friends with
    hacerse amigos,-as to become friends
    amigo invisible secret Santa
    * * *
    1. (f. - amiga)
    noun
    2) boyfriend / girlfriend
    2. (f. - amiga)
    adj.
    * * *
    amigo, -a
    1. SM / F

    amigo/a de confianza — very close friend, intimate friend

    amigo/a del alma — soulmate

    amigo/a de lo ajeno — hum thief

    amigo/a en la prosperidad — fair-weather friend

    amigo/a íntimo/a — very close friend, intimate friend

    amigo/a por correspondencia — penfriend

    2) (=novio) boyfriend/girlfriend
    3) [en oración directa]

    pero, amigo, ya no se puede hacer nada — there's nothing more we can do, my friend

    ¡amigo! en ese tema ya no entro — hold on, I'm not getting mixed up in that!

    2. ADJ
    1)

    son muy amigosthey are good o close friends

    Gonzalo es muy amigo de PepeGonzalo is a good o close friend of Pepe's o of Pepe

    2)
    3) [país, fuego] friendly
    * * *
    I
    - ga adjetivo

    son/se hicieron muy amigos — they are/they became good friends

    ser amigo de algo: es muy amigo de contradecir he's a great one for contradicting people (colloq); no es amiga de fiestas she's not keen on parties; no soy muy amigo de la comida picante — I'm not terribly fond of spicy food

    II
    - ga masculino, femenino friend

    su amigo del alma — her best friend, her bosom friend

    un momento, amigo! — now, just a minute, pal o buddy (AmE) o (BrE) mate! (colloq)

    los amigos de lo ajeno — (hum) thieves

    * * *
    = friend, buddy, mate.
    Ex. Tom Hernandez tried not to show how sad he felt about his friends' leaving, and managed to keep up a cheerful facade until the party broke up.
    Ex. Each volunteer is assigned a staff member ' buddy' for training and supervision.
    Ex. Equally the housewife happily crossing off her numbers in the bingo hall is just as much at leisure as is her husband painting his pigeon loft and then going for a drink with his mates at the pub.
    ----
    * amigo de confianza = intimate friend.
    * amigo del alma = soul brother.
    * amigo de pasarlo bien = fun-loving.
    * amigo de verdad = true friend.
    * amigo íntimo = confidant, intimate friend, intimate, confidante.
    * amigo invisible = invisible friend, Secret Santa.
    * amigo por correspondencia = penfriend [pen-friend], pen-pal [penpal].
    * amigos = cohort.
    * Amigos de la Biblioteca = Friends of the Library.
    * amigo secreto = invisible friend.
    * amigo verdadero = true friend.
    * buen amigo = good friend.
    * círculo de amigos = circle of friends.
    * el perro es el mejor amigo del hombre = a dog is man's best friend.
    * estar con amigos en la calle pasando el rato sin hacer nada = hang out + on the street.
    * estar fuera con los amigos = be out with the guys.
    * fuego amigo = friendly fire.
    * grupo de amigos = clan of friends.
    * grupo de amigos y conocidos = social network.
    * hacer amigos = win + friends.
    * hacerse amigo de = befriend, chum with, establish + familiarity con.
    * hacer un amigo = make + friend.
    * influencia de los amigos = peer influence.
    * mano amiga = helping hand.
    * mejor amigo = best friend.
    * pasar el rato con los amigos = hang out with + Posesivo + friends.
    * perder un amigo = lose + a friend.
    * Posesivo + mejor amigo = Posesivo + best friend.
    * quedarse a dormir en la casa de un amigo = sleepover.
    * ser amigo de = be buddies with.
    * ser muy amigo de = be pally with.
    * viejo amigo = old friend, old buddy.
    * * *
    I
    - ga adjetivo

    son/se hicieron muy amigos — they are/they became good friends

    ser amigo de algo: es muy amigo de contradecir he's a great one for contradicting people (colloq); no es amiga de fiestas she's not keen on parties; no soy muy amigo de la comida picante — I'm not terribly fond of spicy food

    II
    - ga masculino, femenino friend

    su amigo del alma — her best friend, her bosom friend

    un momento, amigo! — now, just a minute, pal o buddy (AmE) o (BrE) mate! (colloq)

    los amigos de lo ajeno — (hum) thieves

    * * *
    = friend, buddy, mate.

    Ex: Tom Hernandez tried not to show how sad he felt about his friends' leaving, and managed to keep up a cheerful facade until the party broke up.

    Ex: Each volunteer is assigned a staff member ' buddy' for training and supervision.
    Ex: Equally the housewife happily crossing off her numbers in the bingo hall is just as much at leisure as is her husband painting his pigeon loft and then going for a drink with his mates at the pub.
    * amigo de confianza = intimate friend.
    * amigo del alma = soul brother.
    * amigo de pasarlo bien = fun-loving.
    * amigo de verdad = true friend.
    * amigo íntimo = confidant, intimate friend, intimate, confidante.
    * amigo invisible = invisible friend, Secret Santa.
    * amigo por correspondencia = penfriend [pen-friend], pen-pal [penpal].
    * amigos = cohort.
    * Amigos de la Biblioteca = Friends of the Library.
    * amigo secreto = invisible friend.
    * amigo verdadero = true friend.
    * buen amigo = good friend.
    * círculo de amigos = circle of friends.
    * el perro es el mejor amigo del hombre = a dog is man's best friend.
    * estar con amigos en la calle pasando el rato sin hacer nada = hang out + on the street.
    * estar fuera con los amigos = be out with the guys.
    * fuego amigo = friendly fire.
    * grupo de amigos = clan of friends.
    * grupo de amigos y conocidos = social network.
    * hacer amigos = win + friends.
    * hacerse amigo de = befriend, chum with, establish + familiarity con.
    * hacer un amigo = make + friend.
    * influencia de los amigos = peer influence.
    * mano amiga = helping hand.
    * mejor amigo = best friend.
    * pasar el rato con los amigos = hang out with + Posesivo + friends.
    * perder un amigo = lose + a friend.
    * Posesivo + mejor amigo = Posesivo + best friend.
    * quedarse a dormir en la casa de un amigo = sleepover.
    * ser amigo de = be buddies with.
    * ser muy amigo de = be pally with.
    * viejo amigo = old friend, old buddy.

    * * *
    amigo1 -ga
    son/se hicieron muy amigos they are/they became good friends
    es muy amigo mío he's a good o close friend of mine
    un país amigo a friendly country
    un médico amigo me recetó estas pastillas a doctor friend (of mine) prescribed these tablets for me
    ser amigo DE algo:
    es muy amigo de contradecir he's a great one for contradicting people ( colloq), he loves o he's fond of contradicting people
    no es amiga de fiestas y reuniones sociales she doesn't like going to o she's not keen on parties and social gatherings
    no soy muy amigo de la comida picante I'm not a great one for o a great fan of spicy food ( colloq), I'm not terribly fond of o partial to o keen on spicy food
    amigo2 -ga
    masculine, feminine
    friend
    un amigo mío a friend of mine
    somos íntimos amigos we're very close friends
    una amiga de la infancia/facultad a childhood/college friend
    su amigo del alma her best friend, her bosom friend
    el perro es el mejor amigo del hombre ( fr hecha); a dog is a man's best friend
    pregúntale al amigo aquí ask our friend here
    no son más que amigos they're just good friends
    Amigos del Museo de Bellas Artes Friends of the Museum of Fine Art
    ¡un momento, amigo! now, just a minute, pal o buddy ( AmE) o ( BrE) mate! ( colloq)
    amigo de lo ajeno ( hum) thief
    los amigos de lo ajeno abundan en esta zona this area is full of thieves
    ¡amigo!, eso explica … ah, so that's it, that explains …
    ¡amigo! resultó ser pendenciero el muchachito well, well! the young lad turned out to be a bit of a troublemaker
    * * *

     

    Del verbo amigar: ( conjugate amigar)

    amigo es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    amigó es:

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

    amigo
    ◊ -ga adjetivo: son/se hicieron muy amigos they are/they became good friends;

    hacerse amigo de algn to become friends with sb;
    es muy amigo mío he's a close friend of mine;
    un país amigo a friendly country;
    es muy amigo de contradecir he's a great one for contradicting people (colloq);
    no es amiga de las fiestas she's not keen on parties
    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino
    friend;
    un amigo mío a friend of mine;
    somos íntimos amigos we're very close friends;
    ¡un momento, amigo! now, just a minute, pal o buddy (AmE) o (BrE) mate! (colloq)
    amigo,-a
    I sustantivo masculino y femenino friend: se hicieron amigos durante el verano, they became friends in the summer
    mi hija se hizo amiga de un compañero de clase, my daughter made friends with a classmate
    somos muy amigos, we are very good friends
    un amigo mío, a friend of mine
    II adj (aficionado) fond [de, of]: es muy amigo de estar en la terraza por la tarde, he very much enjoys being on the terrace in the afternoon

    ' amigo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    allegada
    - allegado
    - amiga
    - colega
    - como
    - compadre
    - contacto
    - cuate
    - disgustarse
    - encubrir
    - entrañable
    - esperar
    - incondicional
    - maja
    - majo
    - origen
    - pelearse
    - proceder
    - reconciliarse
    - reflotar
    - representar
    - semblante
    - simpática
    - simpático
    - soporífera
    - soporífero
    - tilín
    - traición
    - verdad
    - abusar
    - acompañado
    - alma
    - apreciado
    - arreglar
    - bueno
    - cercano
    - cita
    - común
    - confidente
    - conservar
    - cuyo
    - de
    - extrañar
    - hacer
    - íntimo
    - llamar
    - malo
    - nuestro
    - pata
    - por
    English:
    audition
    - be
    - befriend
    - best
    - bosom
    - boyfriend
    - bring along
    - bud
    - bust up
    - chum
    - disclose
    - dude
    - foe
    - fraternity
    - friend
    - friendly
    - hers
    - his
    - hit
    - introduce
    - lifelong
    - locate
    - lover
    - man
    - mate
    - mine
    - mutual
    - nudge
    - of
    - old
    - pal
    - pally
    - penfriend
    - personal
    - provoke
    - soulmate
    - sport
    - stick by
    - through
    - true
    - buddy
    - life
    - look
    - loyal
    - off
    - ours
    - pen pal
    - some
    - theirs
    - way
    * * *
    amigo, -a
    adj
    1. [no enemigo] friendly;
    México y otros países amigos Mexico and other friendly nations;
    un pintor amigo me lo regaló a painter friend of mine gave it to me;
    se han hecho muy amigos they've become good friends o very friendly
    2. [aficionado]
    soy amigo de la buena mesa I'm partial to good food;
    es amigo de la verdad he's someone who values the truth;
    no soy amigo de madrugar I don't like getting up early;
    es amigo de salir todas las noches he's a great one for going out every night
    nm,f
    1. [persona] friend;
    un amigo íntimo a close friend;
    un amigo del colegio a schoolfriend;
    es un amigo de mis padres he's a friend of my parents;
    hacerse amigo de to make friends with
    Fam Hum los amigos de lo ajeno the light-fingered;
    amigo por correspondencia pen friend o pal;
    amigo invisible = form of gift-giving (for example at office Christmas parties or in a large family) where each person anonymously buys a present for another;
    Amigos de la Tierra Friends of the Earth
    2. Fam [compañero, novio] partner
    3. Fam [amante] lover
    4. [tratamiento]
    el amigo our friend;
    lo que el amigo quiere es un vaso de whisky what our friend here wants is a glass of whisky
    interj
    ¡amigo, eso es otra cuestión! that's another matter, my friend!
    * * *
    I adj friendly;
    ser amigo de algo be fond of sth;
    no soy amigo de esquiar I’m not a big skier, I’m not fond of skiing;
    ser amigo de lo ajeno be light-fingered fam II m, amiga f friend;
    hacerse amigos make friends;
    somos muy amigos we’re very close, we’re very good friends;
    * * *
    amigo, -ga adj
    : friendly, close
    amigo, -ga n
    : friend
    * * *
    amigo1 adj friendly [comp. friendlier; superl. friendliest]
    amigo2 n friend

    Spanish-English dictionary > amigo

  • 12 amo de casa

    (n.) = homemaker
    Ex. Homemaker, widow and volunteer are acceptable terms and roles.
    * * *
    (n.) = homemaker

    Ex: Homemaker, widow and volunteer are acceptable terms and roles.

    Spanish-English dictionary > amo de casa

  • 13 antecedentes penales

    m.pl.
    criminal records, form, criminal record, police record.
    * * *
    criminal record sing, police record sing, record sing
    * * *
    * * *
    (n.) = criminal history record, criminal background, criminal record, criminal history
    Ex. The article 'Sealing criminal history records: shall we let the fox guard the henhouse in the name of privacy?' has once again raised the debate on the consequences of allowing press and public to view such data.
    Ex. Libraries must also ensure that pertinent medical history, health insurance, and criminal background information has been obtained prior to any volunteer starting to perform duties for the library.
    Ex. This Web site allows online access to criminal records.
    Ex. A discharge means that the judge finds you guilty, but then discharges you instead of convicting you -- usually in the case of minor offences and if you have no criminal history.
    * * *
    (n.) = criminal history record, criminal background, criminal record, criminal history

    Ex: The article 'Sealing criminal history records: shall we let the fox guard the henhouse in the name of privacy?' has once again raised the debate on the consequences of allowing press and public to view such data.

    Ex: Libraries must also ensure that pertinent medical history, health insurance, and criminal background information has been obtained prior to any volunteer starting to perform duties for the library.
    Ex: This Web site allows online access to criminal records.
    Ex: A discharge means that the judge finds you guilty, but then discharges you instead of convicting you -- usually in the case of minor offences and if you have no criminal history.

    * * *
    previous convictions;
    sin antecedentes penales without a criminal record

    Spanish-English dictionary > antecedentes penales

  • 14 aprovecharse

    1 (de alguien) to take advantage (de, of); (de algo) to make the most (de, of)
    * * *
    to take advantage, exploit
    * * *
    VPR
    1) (=abusar) to take advantage

    lo puedes usar, pero sin aprovecharte — you can use it but don't take advantage

    2) Esp (=sacar provecho de) to make the most of
    3) [en sentido sexual]

    aprovecharse de[+ adulto] to take advantage of; [+ niño] to abuse

    * * *
    (v.) = profit, screw, further + Posesivo + own interest, milk
    Ex. In what respects can a student profit from a knowledge of abstracts and by developing abstracting skills?.
    Ex. The article is entitled 'Are you being screwed electronically? -- ethical issues in an electronic age'.
    Ex. Hypocrites are generally regarded as morally-corrupt, cynical egoists who consciously and deliberately deceive others in order to further their own interests.
    Ex. A satisfactory balance between public and private involvement has not yet been reached and the companies involved are milking public funds.
    * * *
    aprovecharse(de)
    (v.) = take + advantage (of), piggyback [piggy-back], cash in on, prey on/upon, tap into, leverage, make + an opportunity (out) of, ride (on) + Posesivo + coattails

    Ex: It is not surprising that the networks discussed later have all taken advantage of computer processing in some form or another.

    Ex: His logic is simple: People need the help of others to be truly creative -- thought breeds thought and ideas 'piggyback' on other ideas.
    Ex: At the same time, veteran fiction writers and new authors cashing in on fame from other media continued to rule the lists.
    Ex: From being a predator, England was becoming a major commercial power on whose ships others preyed.
    Ex: It is clear that a powerful and mysterious force is pushing seniors toward greater volunteer involvement, and nonprofit groups should tap into this particularly civic age group before the Indian summer of volunteering reaches its end.
    Ex: Information seeking in electronic environments will become a collaboration among end user and various electronic systems such that users leverage their heuristic power and machines leverage algorithmic power.
    Ex: Unfortunately, there are some trying to make an opportunity out of this very turbulant situation.
    Ex: Riding the coattails of Barack Obama, Democrats picked up seven seats held by Republicans in Tuesday's election to match the seven it gained two years ago.

    (v.) = profit, screw, further + Posesivo + own interest, milk

    Ex: In what respects can a student profit from a knowledge of abstracts and by developing abstracting skills?.

    Ex: The article is entitled 'Are you being screwed electronically? -- ethical issues in an electronic age'.
    Ex: Hypocrites are generally regarded as morally-corrupt, cynical egoists who consciously and deliberately deceive others in order to further their own interests.
    Ex: A satisfactory balance between public and private involvement has not yet been reached and the companies involved are milking public funds.

    * * *

    ■aprovecharse verbo reflexivo to use to one's advantage, to take advantage: se aprovechó de Juan, she took advantage of Juan
    aprovéchate de mi buen humor y pídeme lo que quieras, make the most of my good mood and ask for anything you want
    ' aprovecharse' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abusar
    - sangrar
    - sardina
    - aprovechar
    English:
    cash in
    - draw on
    - exploit
    - play on
    - play upon
    - advantage
    - cash
    * * *
    vpr
    1. [sacar provecho] to take advantage (de of);
    nos aprovechamos de que teníamos coche para ir a la ciudad we took advantage of the fact that we had a car to go to the city;
    se aprovechó de que nadie vigilaba para salir sin pagar she took advantage of the fact that nobody was watching to leave without paying;
    aprovecharse de las desgracias ajenas to benefit from other people's misfortunes
    2. [abusar de alguien] to take advantage (de of);
    todo el mundo se aprovecha de la ingenuidad de Marta everyone takes advantage of Marta's gullible nature;
    fue acusado de aprovecharse de una menor he was accused of child abuse
    * * *
    v/r take advantage (de of)
    * * *
    vr
    aprovecharse de : to take advantage of, to exploit
    * * *
    aprovecharse vb to take advantage [pt. took; pp. taken]

    Spanish-English dictionary > aprovecharse

  • 15 aprovecharse (de)

    (v.) = take + advantage (of), piggyback [piggy-back], cash in on, prey on/upon, tap into, leverage, make + an opportunity (out) of, ride (on) + Posesivo + coattails
    Ex. It is not surprising that the networks discussed later have all taken advantage of computer processing in some form or another.
    Ex. His logic is simple: People need the help of others to be truly creative -- thought breeds thought and ideas 'piggyback' on other ideas.
    Ex. At the same time, veteran fiction writers and new authors cashing in on fame from other media continued to rule the lists.
    Ex. From being a predator, England was becoming a major commercial power on whose ships others preyed.
    Ex. It is clear that a powerful and mysterious force is pushing seniors toward greater volunteer involvement, and nonprofit groups should tap into this particularly civic age group before the Indian summer of volunteering reaches its end.
    Ex. Information seeking in electronic environments will become a collaboration among end user and various electronic systems such that users leverage their heuristic power and machines leverage algorithmic power.
    Ex. Unfortunately, there are some trying to make an opportunity out of this very turbulant situation.
    Ex. Riding the coattails of Barack Obama, Democrats picked up seven seats held by Republicans in Tuesday's election to match the seven it gained two years ago.

    Spanish-English dictionary > aprovecharse (de)

  • 16 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

  • 17 autónomo

    adj.
    autonomous, independent, self-employed, self-contained.
    * * *
    1 (región) autonomous
    2 (trabajador) self-employed
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 COMERCIO self-employed person
    * * *
    (f. - autónoma)
    adj.
    * * *
    autónomo, -a
    1. ADJ
    1) (Pol) autonomous, self-governing
    2) (Inform) stand-alone, off-line
    3) [persona] self-employed
    2.
    * * *
    I
    - ma adjetivo
    a) <departamento/entidad> autonomous
    b) (Pol) ( en Esp) < región> autonomous
    c) < trabajador> self-employed; <fotógrafo/periodista> freelance
    II
    - ma masculino, femenino ( trabajador) self-employed worker o person; (fotógrafo, periodista) freelancer
    * * *
    = autonomous, self-contained, self-supporting, stand-alone [standalone], autonomic, free-standing, self-employed, freelance, self-governing.
    Ex. There is a tendency to advance propositions premised upon the assumption that SLIS are organizationally autonomous.
    Ex. From mainframe and mini-computers in the 60s and 70s the trend of the 80s is towards micro-based, self-contained personal computers on the one hand, and superfast, high-performance computers on the other.
    Ex. Three self-supporting scales for the measurement of reading attitude were used, namely, the questionnaires of Estes, Heathington, and La Pray.
    Ex. BLCMP (originally Birminghan Libraries Cooperative Mechanisation Project) is a co-operative venture which embraces both network and stand-alone services, and batch and online services.
    Ex. A search for literature on the relationship between the autonomic nervous system and speech was performed on four data bases.
    Ex. A free-standing terminal is a computer in its own right, which processes and stores data about the transactions and which may also exchange data with a central computer at predetermined intervals, say at the end of a working day.
    Ex. In the quest for self-employment the author established himself as a self-employed historical researcher specialising in detailed histories of private and business properties.
    Ex. Volunteer or freelance abstractors may be drawn from the specialists working in academic institutions and trained in abstracting.
    Ex. Universities are entirely self-governing and therefore any cooperation between them is purely on a voluntary basis.
    ----
    * de desarrollo autónomo = self-evolving.
    * funcionar de un modo autónomo = operate under + an autonomous hand.
    * trabajador autónomo = freelancer [free-lancer].
    * * *
    I
    - ma adjetivo
    a) <departamento/entidad> autonomous
    b) (Pol) ( en Esp) < región> autonomous
    c) < trabajador> self-employed; <fotógrafo/periodista> freelance
    II
    - ma masculino, femenino ( trabajador) self-employed worker o person; (fotógrafo, periodista) freelancer
    * * *
    = autonomous, self-contained, self-supporting, stand-alone [standalone], autonomic, free-standing, self-employed, freelance, self-governing.

    Ex: There is a tendency to advance propositions premised upon the assumption that SLIS are organizationally autonomous.

    Ex: From mainframe and mini-computers in the 60s and 70s the trend of the 80s is towards micro-based, self-contained personal computers on the one hand, and superfast, high-performance computers on the other.
    Ex: Three self-supporting scales for the measurement of reading attitude were used, namely, the questionnaires of Estes, Heathington, and La Pray.
    Ex: BLCMP (originally Birminghan Libraries Cooperative Mechanisation Project) is a co-operative venture which embraces both network and stand-alone services, and batch and online services.
    Ex: A search for literature on the relationship between the autonomic nervous system and speech was performed on four data bases.
    Ex: A free-standing terminal is a computer in its own right, which processes and stores data about the transactions and which may also exchange data with a central computer at predetermined intervals, say at the end of a working day.
    Ex: In the quest for self-employment the author established himself as a self-employed historical researcher specialising in detailed histories of private and business properties.
    Ex: Volunteer or freelance abstractors may be drawn from the specialists working in academic institutions and trained in abstracting.
    Ex: Universities are entirely self-governing and therefore any cooperation between them is purely on a voluntary basis.
    * de desarrollo autónomo = self-evolving.
    * funcionar de un modo autónomo = operate under + an autonomous hand.
    * trabajador autónomo = freelancer [free-lancer].

    * * *
    autónomo1 -ma
    1 (independiente) ‹departamento/entidad› autonomous
    2 ( Pol) (en Esp) ‹región› autonomous, self-governing
    3 ‹trabajador› self-employed; ‹fotógrafo/periodista› freelance
    autónomo2 -ma
    masculine, feminine
    (trabajador) self-employed worker o person; (fotógrafo, periodista) freelancer
    * * *

     

    autónomo
    ◊ -ma adjetivo

    a)departamento/entidad autonomous

    b) (Pol) ( en Esp) ‹ región autonomous


    fotógrafo/periodista freelance
    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino ( trabajador) self-employed worker o person;
    (fotógrafo, periodista) freelancer
    autónomo,-a adjetivo autonomous, self-governing
    ' autónomo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    autónoma
    - trabajador
    English:
    autonomous
    - self-employed
    - self-governing
    - off
    - quango
    - self
    * * *
    autónomo, -a
    adj
    1. [independiente] autonomous
    2. [trabajador] self-employed;
    [traductor, periodista] freelance
    3. Pol [región, parlamento] autonomous
    nm,f
    [trabajador] self-employed person; [traductor, periodista] freelance, freelancer
    * * *
    I adj autonomous; trabajador self-employed
    II m, autónoma f self-employed person
    * * *
    autónomo, -ma adj
    : autonomous
    * * *
    1. (en general) autonomous
    2. (gobierno) regional
    3. (trabajador) self employed

    Spanish-English dictionary > autónomo

  • 18 ayuda

    f.
    1 help, assistance (asistencia).
    acudir en ayuda de alguien to come/go to somebody's assistance
    nos fuiste de gran ayuda you were a great help to us
    no me sirvió de mucha ayuda it wasn't much help to me
    prestar ayuda to help, to assist
    ayuda en carretera breakdown service
    2 aid.
    ayuda al desarrollo development aid
    ayuda humanitaria humanitarian aid
    pres.indicat.
    3rd person singular (él/ella/ello) present indicative of spanish verb: ayudar.
    * * *
    1 help, aid, assistance
    2 (lavativa) enema
    \
    ir en ayuda de alguien to come to somebody's assistance
    prestar ayuda to help (a, -)
    * * *
    noun f.
    help, assistance, aid
    * * *
    1. SF
    1) (=asistencia) help, assistance más frm

    ayuda a domicilio — home help, home helper (EEUU)

    ayudas a la navegación — aids to navigation, navigational aids

    ayuda compensatoria income support, welfare (EEUU)

    2) (Med) (=enema) enema; LAm (=laxante) laxative
    2.
    SM (=paje) page
    * * *
    1) ( asistencia) help

    nadie fue or acudió en su ayuda — nobody went to his aid

    2) (fam & euf) ( enema) enema
    * * *
    = aid, assistance, guidance, help, helpfulness, support, relief, enhancer, helper, facilitator, bursary, good offices, jump-start [jumpstart], helping hand, succour [succor, -USA].
    Ex. Indexing may be conducted entirely without the aid of a computer, or may rely to varying extents upon the facilities for the manipulation and ordering of data offered by the computer.
    Ex. Most information about terms and their relationships that could be of assistance to the user of the index will be transferred from the list to the index or catalogue.
    Ex. The command function 'HELP' is used to obtain guidance online when in difficulty.
    Ex. The entry is first located with the help of searching.
    Ex. Sometimes, in the interest of comprehension or helpfulness, modifications to the standard pattern are desirable.
    Ex. BSO was prepared by the International Federation for Documentation with the support of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization), and was published in 1978/79.
    Ex. The report concluded that the problems of rural populations 'do not differ greatly from those of the urban population though the difficulties in obtaining help and relief can be exacerbated by isolation'.
    Ex. The low regard that many publishers have shown for indexers as enhancers of book sales and profitability may well have been justified in the past.
    Ex. Once again careful planning pays dividends, and plenty of time and helpers are needed.
    Ex. Information technology may have acted as a catalyst or facilitator for some of the changes which have occurred.
    Ex. This article describes a 12 week study tour of the UK undertaken with the help of a bursary from the EU by a lecturer in library studies from Papua New Guinea.
    Ex. This enables the library to use the MPEs' good offices and contacts to influence the national government on projects which are important for the area.
    Ex. No hospital creates a healthier community all by itself but it can give its neighbors a jump-start.
    Ex. Fish hawks needed a helping hand and their comeback is one of the great wildlife success stories of our time.
    Ex. The Government has vowed to provide 'all possible succour' to the people affected by the cyclone that has left a trail of death and devastation.
    ----
    * ayuda a las víctimas de una catástrofe = disaster relief.
    * ayuda al desarrollo = development aid.
    * ayuda alimentaria = food aid.
    * ayuda con la declaración de hacienda = income tax assistance.
    * ayuda de asistencia = attendance grant.
    * ayuda de asistencia a congreso = conference attendance grant.
    * ayuda de cámara = valet.
    * ayuda de emergencia = emergency relief.
    * ayuda del gobierno = state aid, state support.
    * ayuda doméstica = domestic help.
    * ayuda económica = grant, financial support, fund assistance, financial assistance, grant money, cash grant.
    * ayuda educativa = educational aid.
    * ayuda en caso de catástrofe = disaster relief.
    * ayuda en pantalla = aid page.
    * ayuda estatal = state aid, state support.
    * ayuda familiar = family income supplement, family worker.
    * ayuda financiera = financial assistance, fund assistance.
    * ayuda humanitaria = humanitarian aid, disaster relief, humanitarian assistance.
    * Ayuda Internacional de Libros (BAI) = Book Aid International (BAI).
    * ayuda legal = legal assistance.
    * ayuda memoria = aide-mémoire.
    * ayuda mutua = mutual help, mutual aid.
    * ayuda para dormir = sleeping aid.
    * ayuda para el desplazamiento = travel grant.
    * ayuda para la memoria = memory aid.
    * ayuda para recordar = memory aid.
    * ayudas = monies [money, -sing.].
    * ayuda sensible al contexto = context-sensitive help.
    * ayuda social = welfare benefits.
    * ayudas para la escritura = writing tools.
    * ayuda visual = visual aid.
    * buscar ayuda = seek + assistance, seek + help.
    * centro de ayuda al empleo = job-help centre.
    * con la ayuda de = under the guidance of.
    * con + Posesivo + ayuda = under + Posesivo + guidance.
    * conseguir ayuda = secure + help.
    * dispositivo de ayuda a usuarios con necesidades especiales = assistive device.
    * hacerlo sin la ayuda de nadie = do + it + on + Posesivo + own.
    * herramienta de ayuda a la escritura = writing aid.
    * herramienta de ayuda a la lectura = reading aid.
    * herramientas de ayuda = helper utility.
    * herramientas de ayuda para la búsqueda = searching aid.
    * instrumento de ayuda a la enseñanza = teaching aid.
    * material de ayuda = help pack.
    * mostrador de ayuda = help desk [helpdesk].
    * ofrecer ayuda = offer + guidance, offer + assistance, provide + support.
    * ojo humano sin ayuda de lente, el = unaided eye, the.
    * pantalla de ayuda = help screen.
    * pedir ayuda = seek + assistance, seek + help.
    * pedir ayuda a = enlist + the cooperation of.
    * política de ayuda = assistance policy.
    * prestar ayuda = provide + assistance, render + assistance, offer + guidance, offer + assistance, lend + a (helping) hand.
    * proyecto de ayuda = aid project.
    * proyecto de ayuda humanitaria = relief project.
    * recabar ayuda = solicit + help, solicit + support.
    * ser de ayuda = be of assistance.
    * ser de gran ayuda para = be a boon to.
    * ser una gran ayuda = be a tower of strength.
    * servicio de ayuda = help desk [helpdesk], help facility.
    * servir de ayuda = be of assistance.
    * sin ayuda = unaided, unassisted.
    * sin ayuda de nadie = all by + Reflexivo, by + Reflexivo.
    * sin la ayuda de nadie = single-handedly.
    * sistema de ayuda = help system.
    * sistema de ayuda a la gestión = management support system (MSS).
    * solicitar ayuda = summon + help, seek + assistance, seek + help.
    * tecla de ayuda = help key.
    * teléfono de ayuda = help desk [helpdesk], help line, telephone help line.
    * * *
    1) ( asistencia) help

    nadie fue or acudió en su ayuda — nobody went to his aid

    2) (fam & euf) ( enema) enema
    * * *
    = aid, assistance, guidance, help, helpfulness, support, relief, enhancer, helper, facilitator, bursary, good offices, jump-start [jumpstart], helping hand, succour [succor, -USA].

    Ex: Indexing may be conducted entirely without the aid of a computer, or may rely to varying extents upon the facilities for the manipulation and ordering of data offered by the computer.

    Ex: Most information about terms and their relationships that could be of assistance to the user of the index will be transferred from the list to the index or catalogue.
    Ex: The command function 'HELP' is used to obtain guidance online when in difficulty.
    Ex: The entry is first located with the help of searching.
    Ex: Sometimes, in the interest of comprehension or helpfulness, modifications to the standard pattern are desirable.
    Ex: BSO was prepared by the International Federation for Documentation with the support of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization), and was published in 1978/79.
    Ex: The report concluded that the problems of rural populations 'do not differ greatly from those of the urban population though the difficulties in obtaining help and relief can be exacerbated by isolation'.
    Ex: The low regard that many publishers have shown for indexers as enhancers of book sales and profitability may well have been justified in the past.
    Ex: Once again careful planning pays dividends, and plenty of time and helpers are needed.
    Ex: Information technology may have acted as a catalyst or facilitator for some of the changes which have occurred.
    Ex: This article describes a 12 week study tour of the UK undertaken with the help of a bursary from the EU by a lecturer in library studies from Papua New Guinea.
    Ex: This enables the library to use the MPEs' good offices and contacts to influence the national government on projects which are important for the area.
    Ex: No hospital creates a healthier community all by itself but it can give its neighbors a jump-start.
    Ex: Fish hawks needed a helping hand and their comeback is one of the great wildlife success stories of our time.
    Ex: The Government has vowed to provide 'all possible succour' to the people affected by the cyclone that has left a trail of death and devastation.
    * ayuda a las víctimas de una catástrofe = disaster relief.
    * ayuda al desarrollo = development aid.
    * ayuda alimentaria = food aid.
    * ayuda con la declaración de hacienda = income tax assistance.
    * ayuda de asistencia = attendance grant.
    * ayuda de asistencia a congreso = conference attendance grant.
    * ayuda de cámara = valet.
    * ayuda de emergencia = emergency relief.
    * ayuda del gobierno = state aid, state support.
    * ayuda doméstica = domestic help.
    * ayuda económica = grant, financial support, fund assistance, financial assistance, grant money, cash grant.
    * ayuda educativa = educational aid.
    * ayuda en caso de catástrofe = disaster relief.
    * ayuda en pantalla = aid page.
    * ayuda estatal = state aid, state support.
    * ayuda familiar = family income supplement, family worker.
    * ayuda financiera = financial assistance, fund assistance.
    * ayuda humanitaria = humanitarian aid, disaster relief, humanitarian assistance.
    * Ayuda Internacional de Libros (BAI) = Book Aid International (BAI).
    * ayuda legal = legal assistance.
    * ayuda memoria = aide-mémoire.
    * ayuda mutua = mutual help, mutual aid.
    * ayuda para dormir = sleeping aid.
    * ayuda para el desplazamiento = travel grant.
    * ayuda para la memoria = memory aid.
    * ayuda para recordar = memory aid.
    * ayudas = monies [money, -sing.].
    * ayuda sensible al contexto = context-sensitive help.
    * ayuda social = welfare benefits.
    * ayudas para la escritura = writing tools.
    * ayuda visual = visual aid.
    * buscar ayuda = seek + assistance, seek + help.
    * centro de ayuda al empleo = job-help centre.
    * con la ayuda de = under the guidance of.
    * con + Posesivo + ayuda = under + Posesivo + guidance.
    * conseguir ayuda = secure + help.
    * dispositivo de ayuda a usuarios con necesidades especiales = assistive device.
    * hacerlo sin la ayuda de nadie = do + it + on + Posesivo + own.
    * herramienta de ayuda a la escritura = writing aid.
    * herramienta de ayuda a la lectura = reading aid.
    * herramientas de ayuda = helper utility.
    * herramientas de ayuda para la búsqueda = searching aid.
    * instrumento de ayuda a la enseñanza = teaching aid.
    * material de ayuda = help pack.
    * mostrador de ayuda = help desk [helpdesk].
    * ofrecer ayuda = offer + guidance, offer + assistance, provide + support.
    * ojo humano sin ayuda de lente, el = unaided eye, the.
    * pantalla de ayuda = help screen.
    * pedir ayuda = seek + assistance, seek + help.
    * pedir ayuda a = enlist + the cooperation of.
    * política de ayuda = assistance policy.
    * prestar ayuda = provide + assistance, render + assistance, offer + guidance, offer + assistance, lend + a (helping) hand.
    * proyecto de ayuda = aid project.
    * proyecto de ayuda humanitaria = relief project.
    * recabar ayuda = solicit + help, solicit + support.
    * ser de ayuda = be of assistance.
    * ser de gran ayuda para = be a boon to.
    * ser una gran ayuda = be a tower of strength.
    * servicio de ayuda = help desk [helpdesk], help facility.
    * servir de ayuda = be of assistance.
    * sin ayuda = unaided, unassisted.
    * sin ayuda de nadie = all by + Reflexivo, by + Reflexivo.
    * sin la ayuda de nadie = single-handedly.
    * sistema de ayuda = help system.
    * sistema de ayuda a la gestión = management support system (MSS).
    * solicitar ayuda = summon + help, seek + assistance, seek + help.
    * tecla de ayuda = help key.
    * teléfono de ayuda = help desk [helpdesk], help line, telephone help line.

    * * *
    A (asistencia, auxilio) help
    le prestaron toda la ayuda necesaria they gave him all the help he needed
    nadie fue or acudió en su ayuda nobody went to help him o went to his aid
    no quiso pedir ayuda she didn't want to ask for help
    ayudas para los proyectos de inversión incentives for investment projects
    ofrecieron ayuda económica a los damnificados they offered financial help o aid o assistance to the victims
    organizaciones de ayuda internacional international aid agencies
    no tiene ninguna ayuda en casa she has no help at home
    ha sido de gran ayuda it has been a great help
    poca ayuda no es estorbo every little helps
    con ayuda de un vecino mató mi padre un cochino well, with a little help from my/your/his friends …
    Compuestos:
    ( Esp) home-help service
    ayuda audiovisual/visual
    audiovisual/visual aid
    masculine valet
    humanitarian aid
    masculine aide-mémoire
    regional aid
    fpl (en Esp) family benefit
    B ( fam euf) (enema) enema
    * * *

     

    Del verbo ayudar: ( conjugate ayudar)

    ayuda es:

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

    2ª persona singular (tú) imperativo

    Multiple Entries:
    ayuda    
    ayudar
    ayuda sustantivo femenino ( asistencia) help;

    ayudas para la inversión incentives for investment;
    ha sido de gran ayuda it has been a great help
    ayudar ( conjugate ayudar) verbo transitivo
    to help;
    ayuda al prójimo to help one's neighbor;
    ¿te ayudo? do you need any help?;
    vino a ayudame she came to help me out;
    ayúdame a poner la mesa help me (to) set the table
    verbo intransitivo
    to help;
    ¿puedo ayuda en algo? can I do anything to help?
    ayuda sustantivo femenino help, assistance, aid: un joven vino en ayuda de los accidentados, a young man came to the aid of the injured people
    ayudar verbo transitivo to help: ¿puedes ayudarme a mover la mesa?, can you help me to move the table? ➣ Ver nota en help

    ' ayuda' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abogada
    - abogado
    - acudir
    - asistencia
    - balón
    - beneficio
    - blandengue
    - colaboración
    - confiar
    - demanda
    - espaldarazo
    - estimar
    - facilidad
    - fortalecimiento
    - goteo
    - gratificación
    - nos
    - nunca
    - ofrecer
    - paliar
    - prestación
    - prioritaria
    - prioritario
    - recabar
    - retirar
    - sola
    - solo
    - urgir
    - utilidad
    - vital
    - agradecer
    - apreciar
    - auxilio
    - beca
    - becar
    - contar
    - desechar
    - desinteresado
    - despreciar
    - dispensar
    - disponer
    - espontáneo
    - evaporarse
    - favor
    - gracia
    - gritar
    - implorar
    - inapreciable
    - inestimable
    - material
    English:
    aid
    - appreciate
    - appreciative
    - ask for
    - assistance
    - backing
    - bat
    - bird
    - bootstrap
    - by
    - canvass
    - contribute
    - contribution
    - deny
    - do without
    - dramatically
    - foreign aid
    - forthcoming
    - give
    - grateful
    - greatly
    - help
    - hesitate
    - immediate
    - instrumental
    - major
    - navigate
    - own
    - quarter
    - relief
    - seek
    - service
    - single-handed
    - summon
    - support
    - supportive
    - unaided
    - valet
    - virtually
    - volunteer
    - without
    - afield
    - any
    - boon
    - deserving
    - hand
    - position
    - public
    - shape
    - single
    * * *
    nf
    1. [asistencia] help, assistance;
    acudir en ayuda de alguien to come/go to sb's assistance;
    nos fuiste de gran ayuda you were a great help to us;
    no me sirvió de mucha ayuda it wasn't much help to me;
    prestar ayuda to help, to assist
    ayuda en carretera Br breakdown service, US emergency road service; Informát ayuda en línea on-line help; Informát ayuda en pantalla onscreen help
    2. [económica, alimenticia] aid;
    un paquete de ayudas a la pequeña empresa a package of measures to help small businesses
    ayuda al desarrollo development aid;
    ayuda exterior foreign aid;
    ayuda extranjera foreign aid;
    ayuda humanitaria humanitarian aid;
    3. [limosna]
    una ayuda, por favor could you spare me some change, please?
    4. [enema] enema
    nm
    Hist ayuda de cámara royal valet
    * * *
    I f help, assistance;
    ayuda financiera financial help o aid o
    assistance;
    con la ayuda de with the help of;
    pedir ayuda a alguien ask s.o. for help;
    venir en ayuda de come to the aid o help of
    II m aide
    * * *
    ayuda nf
    1) : help, assistance
    2)
    * * *
    1. (en general) help

    Spanish-English dictionary > ayuda

  • 19 brindar

    v.
    1 to drink a toast.
    brindar por algo/alguien to drink to something/somebody
    brindar a la salud de alguien to drink to somebody's health
    2 to offer.
    me brindó su casa he offered me the use of his house
    el ayuntamiento brindó todos los medios a su disposición the town council made available all the means at its disposal
    quiero agradecer la confianza que me brindan I would like to thank you for the confidence you are showing in me
    brindar el triunfo a alguien to dedicate one's victory to somebody
    su visita me brindó la ocasión de conocerlo mejor his visit gave me the opportunity to get to know him better
    María le ofrece comida a Ricardo Mary offers Richard food.
    3 to make a toast, to toast, to celebrate.
    * * *
    1 to toast ( por, to), drink ( por, to)
    ¡brindemos por el futuro! let's drink to the future!
    1 (ofrecer) to offer, provide
    1 to offer (a, to), volunteer (a, to)
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (=ofrecer) to offer, afford

    le brinda la ocasiónit gives o affords him the opportunity

    bríndame un cigarrohum give me a cigarette

    2) (=dedicar) to dedicate (a to)
    2.
    VI

    brindar por algn/algo — to drink to sb/sth, toast sb/sth

    ¡brindemos por la unidad! — here's to unity!

    3.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo intransitivo to drink a toast

    brindar por alguien/algo — to drink a toast to somebody/something, to toast somebody/something

    2.
    1) (frml) ( proporcionar) (+ me/te/le etc) to give, to afford (frml)

    me brindó su apoyoshe gave o (frml) lent me her support

    me brindó una oportunidad únicait gave o afforded me a unique opportunity

    2) < toro> to dedicate
    3.
    brindarse v pron (frml) to volunteer

    brindarse a + inf — to offer to + inf, volunteer to + inf

    se brindó a acompañarmehe offered o volunteered to accompany me

    * * *
    = raise + Posesivo + glass, provide, offer, toast.
    Ex. And when the New Year celebrations were in full swing at the moment Britain entered the Community, how many people remember raising their glasses to Europe?.
    Ex. To start with, most catalogues, indexes, data bases and bibliographies provide access to information or documents.
    Ex. Thus some current awareness services can be purchased from external vendors, whilst others may be offered by a library or information unit to its particular group of users.
    Ex. Mr Luo Gan and Robert Wedgeworth toasted the success of the IFLA Conference.
    ----
    * brindar por = toast, drink + toast to.
    * brindar por la salud de Alguien = drink to + Posesivo + health.
    * canción para brindar = drinking song.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo intransitivo to drink a toast

    brindar por alguien/algo — to drink a toast to somebody/something, to toast somebody/something

    2.
    1) (frml) ( proporcionar) (+ me/te/le etc) to give, to afford (frml)

    me brindó su apoyoshe gave o (frml) lent me her support

    me brindó una oportunidad únicait gave o afforded me a unique opportunity

    2) < toro> to dedicate
    3.
    brindarse v pron (frml) to volunteer

    brindarse a + inf — to offer to + inf, volunteer to + inf

    se brindó a acompañarmehe offered o volunteered to accompany me

    * * *
    = raise + Posesivo + glass, provide, offer, toast.

    Ex: And when the New Year celebrations were in full swing at the moment Britain entered the Community, how many people remember raising their glasses to Europe?.

    Ex: To start with, most catalogues, indexes, data bases and bibliographies provide access to information or documents.
    Ex: Thus some current awareness services can be purchased from external vendors, whilst others may be offered by a library or information unit to its particular group of users.
    Ex: Mr Luo Gan and Robert Wedgeworth toasted the success of the IFLA Conference.
    * brindar por = toast, drink + toast to.
    * brindar por la salud de Alguien = drink to + Posesivo + health.
    * canción para brindar = drinking song.

    * * *
    brindar [A1 ]
    vi
    to drink a toast brindar POR algn/algo to toast sb/sth, to drink a toast TO sb/sth
    ■ brindar
    vt
    A ( frml) (proporcionar) (+ me/te/le etc) to afford ( frml)
    no me brindaron los medios necesarios they did not provide me with o afford me the necessary resources
    la confianza que me brindan the trust they are placing in me
    me brindó su apoyo incondicional she gave o ( frml) lent me her unconditional support
    les agradezco las atenciones que me han brindado thank you for the kindness you have shown o afforded me
    me brindó una oportunidad única it gave o offered o afforded me a unique opportunity
    la protección que les brindaba la organización the protection that the organization gave them o provided o ( frml) afforded them
    aquel bigotito le brindaba un aire anticuado that mustache gave o ( liter) lent him an old-fashioned air
    se le brindó un homenaje especial they paid special tribute to him
    B ‹toro› to dedicate
    ( frml); to volunteer brindarse A + INF to offer to + INF, volunteer to + INF
    se brindó a acompañarme he offered o volunteered to accompany me
    * * *

     

    brindar ( conjugate brindar) verbo intransitivo
    to drink a toast;
    brindar por algn/algo to drink a toast to sb/sth
    verbo transitivo (frml) ( proporcionar) to give;

    brindarse verbo pronominal (frml) brindarse a hacer algo to offer o volunteer to do sth;
    se brindó a acompañarme he offered o volunteered to accompany me
    brindar
    I verbo intransitivo to drink a toast: brindo por los novios, here's to the bride and groom
    II verbo transitivo
    1 (ofrecer) to offer, provide
    2 Taur to dedicate

    ' brindar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    beber
    - salud
    English:
    drink
    - extend
    - offer
    - raise
    - toast
    - give
    * * *
    vi
    to drink a toast;
    brindar por algo/alguien to drink to sth/sb;
    brindar a la salud de alguien to drink to sb's health
    vt
    1. [ofrecer] to offer;
    me brindó su casa he offered me the use of his house;
    el ayuntamiento brindó todos los medios a su disposición the Br town o US city council made available all the means at its disposal;
    quiero agradecer la confianza que me brindan I would like to thank you for the confidence you are showing in me;
    su visita me brindó la ocasión de conocerlo mejor his visit gave me the opportunity to get to know him better
    2. Taurom to dedicate;
    brindar el triunfo a alguien [en deportes, competiciones] to dedicate one's victory to sb
    * * *
    I v/t
    2 TAUR dedicate (a to)
    II v/i drink a toast ( por to)
    * * *
    : to drink a toast
    brindó por los vencedores: he toasted the victors
    ofrecer, proporcionar: to offer, to provide
    * * *
    1. (beber) to drink a toast [pt. drank; pp. drunk]
    2. (dar) to give [pt. gave; pp. given] / to offer

    Spanish-English dictionary > brindar

  • 20 campamento de refugiados

    (n.) = refugee camp
    Ex. This article details an interview with Kate Holm a Danish volunteer librarian at the refugee camp in Dukwe, Botswana.
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    Ex: This article details an interview with Kate Holm a Danish volunteer librarian at the refugee camp in Dukwe, Botswana.

    Spanish-English dictionary > campamento de refugiados

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  • volunteer — Ⅰ. volunteer UK US /ˌvɒlənˈtɪər/ noun [C] ► a person who does a job or some work without being paid or forced to do it: »They employ 1,000 people and 23,000 volunteers. »I will ask for volunteers to help with the search. Ⅱ. volunteer UK US… …   Financial and business terms

  • Volunteer — Vol un*teer , a. Of or pertaining to a volunteer or volunteers; consisting of volunteers; voluntary; as, volunteer companies; volunteer advice. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • volunteer — [väl΄ən tir′] n. [earlier voluntier < obs. Fr voluntaire < L (miles)voluntarius,VOLUNTARY (soldier)] 1. a person who chooses freely to do or offer to do something 2. a person who chooses freely to enter naval or military service, without… …   English World dictionary

  • Volunteer — Vol un*teer , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Volunteered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Volunteering}.] To offer or bestow voluntarily, or without solicitation or compulsion; as, to volunteer one s services. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • volunteer — vol·un·teer /ˌvä lən tir/ n 1: one that voluntarily undertakes something; esp: one who without request, obligation, or an interest pays the debt of another and is denied reimbursement from subrogation 2: one who receives property without giving… …   Law dictionary

  • volunteer — (n.) c.1600, one who offers himself for military service, from M.Fr. voluntaire, noun use of adj. meaning voluntary, from L. voluntarius voluntary, of one s free will (see VOLUNTARY (Cf. voluntary)). Non military sense is first recorded 1630s.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Volunteer — Vol un*teer , v. i. To enter into, or offer for, any service of one s own free will, without solicitation or compulsion; as, he volunteered in that undertaking. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Volunteer — Vol un*teer , n. [F. volontaire. See {Voluntary}, a.] [1913 Webster] 1. One who enters into, or offers for, any service of his own free will. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mil.) One who enters into service voluntarily, but who, when in service, is subject… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • volunteer — [v] offer to do something advance, bring forward, chip in*, come forward, do on one’s own volition*, enlist, go in*, let oneself in for*, offer services, present, proffer, propose, put at one’s disposal*, put forward, sign up, speak up, stand up …   New thesaurus

  • volunteer — ► NOUN 1) a person who freely offers to do something. 2) a person who works for an organization without being paid. 3) a person who freely enrols for military service rather than being conscripted. ► VERB 1) freely offer to do something. 2) say… …   English terms dictionary

  • volunteer — I UK [ˌvɒlənˈtɪə(r)] / US [ˌvɑlənˈtɪr] noun [countable] Word forms volunteer : singular volunteer plural volunteers ** 1) someone who is not paid for the work that they do The organization is appealing for volunteers. a volunteer worker a small… …   English dictionary

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