Übersetzungen: von spanisch

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  • 1 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
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    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)
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    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

  • 2 Africa Oriental

    f.
    East Africa.
    * * *
    Ex. The last 10 years have seen a considerable increase in the demand for trained library personnel in East Africa.
    * * *

    Ex: The last 10 years have seen a considerable increase in the demand for trained library personnel in East Africa.

    Spanish-English dictionary > Africa Oriental

  • 3 a partir de

    * * *
    = on the basis of, based on, working from, from, on a diet of, in response to
    Ex. In addition, there is an element of perpetuation about the establishment of headings on the basis of reference sources.
    Ex. Libraries will make judgements based on criteria such as better information resources, quicker answers, and more cost-effective services = Las bibliotecas tomarán decisiones de acuerdo con criterios tales como mejores recursos informativos, rapidez de respuesta y servicios más rentables.
    Ex. In the case of index terms, these will be assigned by a (human) indexer working from the document and probably a thesaurus or authority file.
    Ex. From the analysis of some 5760 questions, Wilkinson and Miller developed a 'step approach' to differentiate reference questions according to how many judgmental steps were required to answer them.
    Ex. No true reader can be expected to grow on a diet of prescribed texts on regardless of how well chosen they are.
    Ex. You have seen that the basic principle in information retrieval is to search only a limited part of the store in response to each request.
    * * *
    = on the basis of, based on, working from, from, on a diet of, in response to

    Ex: In addition, there is an element of perpetuation about the establishment of headings on the basis of reference sources.

    Ex: Libraries will make judgements based on criteria such as better information resources, quicker answers, and more cost-effective services = Las bibliotecas tomarán decisiones de acuerdo con criterios tales como mejores recursos informativos, rapidez de respuesta y servicios más rentables.
    Ex: In the case of index terms, these will be assigned by a (human) indexer working from the document and probably a thesaurus or authority file.
    Ex: From the analysis of some 5760 questions, Wilkinson and Miller developed a 'step approach' to differentiate reference questions according to how many judgmental steps were required to answer them.
    Ex: No true reader can be expected to grow on a diet of prescribed texts on regardless of how well chosen they are.
    Ex: You have seen that the basic principle in information retrieval is to search only a limited part of the store in response to each request.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a partir de

  • 4 abstracción

    f.
    abstraction, absorption.
    * * *
    1 abstraction
    2 (concentración) concentration
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=acto) abstraction; pey (=despiste) absent-mindedness
    2)

    hacer abstracción de — to leave aside, except

    * * *
    femenino ( acción) abstraction; ( idea abstracta) abstraction (frml), abstract idea

    hacer abstracción de algode caso/factor to leave something aside; del ruido to block... out

    * * *
    Ex. For those involved in producing BNB, the eighties have seen this question leap in a single bound into the realm of stark reality from the cosy abstraction of AACR2.
    * * *
    femenino ( acción) abstraction; ( idea abstracta) abstraction (frml), abstract idea

    hacer abstracción de algode caso/factor to leave something aside; del ruido to block... out

    * * *

    Ex: For those involved in producing BNB, the eighties have seen this question leap in a single bound into the realm of stark reality from the cosy abstraction of AACR2.

    * * *
    A (acción) abstraction; (idea abstracta) abstraction ( frml), abstract idea
    B
    hacer abstracción de algo to leave sth aside
    si hacemos abstracción de estos factores creo que el resultado es bastante positivo leaving these considerations aside I think the result is a fairly positive one
    * * *

    abstracción sustantivo femenino abstraction
    * * *
    abstraction;
    la capacidad de abstracción the capacity for abstract thought;
    el concepto de número es una abstracción number is an abstract concept
    * * *
    f abstraction;
    hacer abstracción de leave aside, exclude
    * * *
    abstracción nf, pl - ciones : abstraction

    Spanish-English dictionary > abstracción

  • 5 acallar

    v.
    1 to silence.
    2 to calm, to hush, to quiet, to appease.
    Sus palabras acallaron su miedo His words calmed her fear.
    3 to shut up.
    Ricardo acalló a los chicos Richard shut up the kids.
    * * *
    1 to silence, hush
    2 figurado (persona) to pacify; (críticas) to silence
    * * *
    verb
    to quiet, silence
    * * *
    VT
    1) (=silenciar) to silence, quieten, quiet (EEUU)
    2) (=calmar) [+ furia] to assuage, pacify; [+ crítica, duda] to silence
    * * *
    verbo transitivo <voces/gritos> to silence, to quiet (AmE), to quieten (BrE); <rumor/clamor> to quieten down; <críticas/protestas> to silence
    * * *
    = drown out, mute, quiet, outface, silence, quash, steamroller, hush, still, quieten.
    Ex. A recitation of the best thought out principles for a cataloging code is easily drowned out by the clatter of a bank of direct access devices vainly searching for misplaced records.
    Ex. The 'standpatters' have seen power shift away from themselves to the newcomers and other lifelong 'progressive' Junctionvillers, who were muted under previous administrations.
    Ex. This trepidation is somewhat quieted when students discover the abundance of bibliographical guides that list and describe reference works.
    Ex. Feaver was not about to be outfaced and she retaliated with the view that time management techniques run counter to the ideal balance of concern for production coupled with concern for people.
    Ex. Some children go through a process of silencing their inner voice and projecting an outward self that conforms to society's expectations.
    Ex. The author brazenly insists that Woodman's family has compromised the documentation of the photographer's life by effectively quashing most of her work.
    Ex. When push comes to shove, it seems that short-term economic interests steamroller scientific arguments.
    Ex. The paintings depict subjects such as terrorists and mothers hushing children.
    Ex. And arming himself with patience and piety he tarried awhile until the hubbub was stilled.
    Ex. Sadly, you can't quieten the console using methods other than turning up the volume on your TV or wearing headphones.
    ----
    * acallar el debate = stifle + debate.
    * acallar la conciencia = stifle + Posesivo + conscience.
    * acallar la voz de + Posesivo + conciencia = salve + the conscience.
    * acallar una emoción = bruise + emotion.
    * dinero para acallar la conciencia = conscience money.
    * dinero para acallar la consciencia = conscience money.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo <voces/gritos> to silence, to quiet (AmE), to quieten (BrE); <rumor/clamor> to quieten down; <críticas/protestas> to silence
    * * *
    = drown out, mute, quiet, outface, silence, quash, steamroller, hush, still, quieten.

    Ex: A recitation of the best thought out principles for a cataloging code is easily drowned out by the clatter of a bank of direct access devices vainly searching for misplaced records.

    Ex: The 'standpatters' have seen power shift away from themselves to the newcomers and other lifelong 'progressive' Junctionvillers, who were muted under previous administrations.
    Ex: This trepidation is somewhat quieted when students discover the abundance of bibliographical guides that list and describe reference works.
    Ex: Feaver was not about to be outfaced and she retaliated with the view that time management techniques run counter to the ideal balance of concern for production coupled with concern for people.
    Ex: Some children go through a process of silencing their inner voice and projecting an outward self that conforms to society's expectations.
    Ex: The author brazenly insists that Woodman's family has compromised the documentation of the photographer's life by effectively quashing most of her work.
    Ex: When push comes to shove, it seems that short-term economic interests steamroller scientific arguments.
    Ex: The paintings depict subjects such as terrorists and mothers hushing children.
    Ex: And arming himself with patience and piety he tarried awhile until the hubbub was stilled.
    Ex: Sadly, you can't quieten the console using methods other than turning up the volume on your TV or wearing headphones.
    * acallar el debate = stifle + debate.
    * acallar la conciencia = stifle + Posesivo + conscience.
    * acallar la voz de + Posesivo + conciencia = salve + the conscience.
    * acallar una emoción = bruise + emotion.
    * dinero para acallar la conciencia = conscience money.
    * dinero para acallar la consciencia = conscience money.

    * * *
    acallar [A1 ]
    vt
    ‹voces/gritos› to silence, to quiet ( AmE), to quieten ( BrE); ‹rumor/clamor› to quieten down; ‹críticas/protestas› to silence
    no lograba acallar la voz de su conciencia she couldn't silence the voice of her conscience
    * * *

    acallar verbo transitivo to silence: el ministro no podía acallar su conciencia, the minister could not silence his conscience
    ' acallar' also found in these entries:
    English:
    quieten
    - silence
    - squash
    - still
    - hush
    - move
    - quash
    - quell
    - quiet
    - salve
    - scotch
    - shush
    * * *
    [protestas, críticas, armas] to silence; [rumores] to put an end to; [miedos] to calm;
    una propuesta para acallar a los rebeldes en el partido a proposal designed to silence the party rebels
    * * *
    v/t tb fig
    silence
    * * *
    : to quiet, to silence

    Spanish-English dictionary > acallar

  • 6 acera

    f.
    1 pavement (British), sidewalk (United States).
    2 side of the street (lado de la calle).
    3 sidewalk, footpath, walk, footway.
    4 facing of a wall, face of a wall, surface of a wall.
    pres.indicat.
    3rd person singular (él/ella/ello) present indicative of spanish verb: acerar.
    imperat.
    2nd person singular (tú) Imperative of Spanish verb: acerar.
    * * *
    1 pavement, US sidewalk
    \
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    SF pavement, sidewalk (EEUU)
    * * *
    a) ( para peatones) sidewalk (AmE), pavement (BrE)

    ser de la acera de enfrente — (fam) to be gay

    * * *
    = pavement, sidewalk, walkway, pedestrian walkway, footpath, street terrace.
    Ex. Examples would be: 'Is it against the law to ride a bicycle on the pavement?' 'What are the symptoms of a duodenal ulcer?'.
    Ex. Pavements is included in the American sense; as sidewalks does not rate a mention at all, this could leave room for ambiguity.
    Ex. Areas that may be used include: windows; promenades and walkways; entrances and foyers.
    Ex. This article discusses the results of a survey of users of the Metro McGill Library situated on the pedestrian walkway of the McGill metro station, Montreal, Quebec.
    Ex. Equivalence relationships normally imply the selection of one form as the preferred term, as we have seen, so we make a cross-reference pointing from the non-preferred term to the preferred term: footpaths See Trails; Bovines USE Cattle.
    Ex. What we found was a bar with a street terrace that wouldn't have been out of place in Paris.
    ----
    * al filo de la acera = kerbside [curbside, -USA], curbside [kerbside, -UK].
    * bordillo de la acera = kerb [curb, -USA], curb [kerb, -UK].
    * en la acera = kerbside [curbside, -USA], curbside [kerbside, -UK].
    * * *
    a) ( para peatones) sidewalk (AmE), pavement (BrE)

    ser de la acera de enfrente — (fam) to be gay

    * * *
    = pavement, sidewalk, walkway, pedestrian walkway, footpath, street terrace.

    Ex: Examples would be: 'Is it against the law to ride a bicycle on the pavement?' 'What are the symptoms of a duodenal ulcer?'.

    Ex: Pavements is included in the American sense; as sidewalks does not rate a mention at all, this could leave room for ambiguity.
    Ex: Areas that may be used include: windows; promenades and walkways; entrances and foyers.
    Ex: This article discusses the results of a survey of users of the Metro McGill Library situated on the pedestrian walkway of the McGill metro station, Montreal, Quebec.
    Ex: Equivalence relationships normally imply the selection of one form as the preferred term, as we have seen, so we make a cross-reference pointing from the non-preferred term to the preferred term: footpaths See Trails; Bovines USE Cattle.
    Ex: What we found was a bar with a street terrace that wouldn't have been out of place in Paris.
    * al filo de la acera = kerbside [curbside, -USA], curbside [kerbside, -UK].
    * bordillo de la acera = kerb [curb, -USA], curb [kerb, -UK].
    * en la acera = kerbside [curbside, -USA], curbside [kerbside, -UK].

    * * *
    1 (para peatones) sidewalk ( AmE), pavement ( BrE)
    2
    (lado de la calle): viven en la misma acera they live on the same side of the street
    * * *

     

    Del verbo acerar: ( conjugate acerar)

    acera es:

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

    2ª persona singular (tú) imperativo

    Multiple Entries:
    acera    
    acerar
    acera sustantivo femenino
    sidewalk (AmE), pavement (BrE)
    acera sustantivo femenino pavement, US sidewalk
    ' acera' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    badén
    - derecha
    - derecho
    - gritar
    - opuesta
    - opuesto
    - vereda
    - andén
    - banqueta
    - ensanchar
    - estrechar
    - sardinel
    English:
    curb
    - pavement
    - sidewalk
    - foot
    - pull
    - side
    * * *
    acera nf
    1. [para peatones] Br pavement, US sidewalk;
    Fam
    ser de la otra acera, ser de la acera de enfrente [ser homosexual] to be one of them, to be queer
    2. [lado de la calle] side of the street;
    el colegio está en la acera de los pares/de la derecha the school is on the even-numbered/right-hand side of the street
    * * *
    f sidewalk, Br
    pavement;
    ser de la otra acera, ser de la acera de enfrente fam be gay
    * * *
    acera nf
    : sidewalk
    * * *
    acera n pavement

    Spanish-English dictionary > acera

  • 7 acogedor

    adj.
    1 comfortable, inviting, cosy, cozy.
    2 friendly, cordial, welcoming.
    m.
    harborer, protector.
    * * *
    1 (persona) welcoming, friendly
    2 (lugar) cosy, warm
    * * *
    (f. - acogedora)
    adj.
    cozy, friendly
    * * *
    ADJ (=hospitalario) welcoming; [ambiente] friendly, cosy, cozy (EEUU), warm; [cuarto] snug, cosy, cozy (EEUU)
    * * *
    - dora adjetivo
    a) <casa/habitación> cozy*, welcoming; < ambiente> warm, friendly
    b) <persona/actitud> friendly, warm
    * * *
    = hospitable, welcoming, inviting, homey [homier -comp., homiest -sup.], friendly [friendlier -comp., friendliest -sup.], cosy [cozy, -USA].
    Nota: Cosier/cozier -comp., cosiest/coziest -sup.
    Ex. The effort involved in creating an hospitable niche is repaid by the stimulus such courses provide to staff members.
    Ex. Libraries of today look very attractive and welcoming, unlike the libraries which served previous generations.
    Ex. An easy and inviting route to the entrance needs to be unambiguously defined.
    Ex. However, his attempt to make cultural and social history more accessible to a wider audience by adopting a homey, jokey style often seems counterproductive.
    Ex. Her face broke into a warm friendly smile.
    Ex. For those involved in producing BNB, the eighties have seen this question leap in a single bound intoáthe realm of stark reality from the cosy abstraction of AACR2.
    * * *
    - dora adjetivo
    a) <casa/habitación> cozy*, welcoming; < ambiente> warm, friendly
    b) <persona/actitud> friendly, warm
    * * *
    = hospitable, welcoming, inviting, homey [homier -comp., homiest -sup.], friendly [friendlier -comp., friendliest -sup.], cosy [cozy, -USA].
    Nota: Cosier/cozier -comp., cosiest/coziest -sup.

    Ex: The effort involved in creating an hospitable niche is repaid by the stimulus such courses provide to staff members.

    Ex: Libraries of today look very attractive and welcoming, unlike the libraries which served previous generations.
    Ex: An easy and inviting route to the entrance needs to be unambiguously defined.
    Ex: However, his attempt to make cultural and social history more accessible to a wider audience by adopting a homey, jokey style often seems counterproductive.
    Ex: Her face broke into a warm friendly smile.
    Ex: For those involved in producing BNB, the eighties have seen this question leap in a single bound intoáthe realm of stark reality from the cosy abstraction of AACR2.

    * * *
    1 ‹casa/habitación› cozy*; ‹ambiente› warm, friendly
    2 ‹persona/actitud› friendly, warm
    me recibió de una manera nada acogedora he didn't give me a very friendly o warm welcome
    * * *

    acogedor
    ◊ - dora adjetivo ‹casa/habitación› cozy( conjugate cozy), welcoming;


    ambiente warm, friendly
    acogedor,-ora adj (lugar, casa) cosy
    (persona, ambiente) warm
    ' acogedor' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    acogedora
    - gélida
    - gélido
    - hospitalaria
    - hospitalario
    - maravilla
    - Y
    English:
    cosy
    - cozy
    - friendly
    - homely
    - hospitable
    - snug
    - unwelcoming
    - welcoming
    - homey
    * * *
    acogedor, -ora adj
    1. [país, persona] friendly, welcoming
    2. [casa, ambiente] cosy
    * * *
    adj welcoming; lugar cozy, Br
    cosy
    * * *
    acogedor, - dora adj
    : cozy, warm, friendly
    * * *
    acogedor adj (lugar) cosy [comp. cosier; superl. cosiest]

    Spanish-English dictionary > acogedor

  • 8 acostumbrado

    adj.
    1 accustomed, wonted, used.
    2 usual, habitual, customary, matter-of-course.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: acostumbrar.
    * * *
    1→ link=acostumbrar acostumbrar
    1 (persona) accustomed (a, to), used (a, to)
    2 (hecho) usual, customary
    * * *
    (f. - acostumbrada)
    adj.
    2) usual, customary
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=normal) usual, customary frm
    2)

    ya estoy acostumbrado a que no me entiendanI'm used to o frm accustomed to not being understood

    3)

    bien acostumbrado: su marido está muy bien acostumbrado — her husband is very well trained

    mal acostumbrado: sus hijos están muy mal acostumbrados — her children are very spoilt

    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    a) ( habituado)

    acostumbrado a + inf — used to -ing

    acostumbrado a que + subj: está acostumbrado a que le sirvan he's used to being served; no estoy acostumbrado a que me traten así — I am not accustomed o used to being treated like that

    b) ( habitual) customary, usual
    * * *
    = customary, usual, habitual.
    Ex. What I'm getting at is this: At least in the CIP entry that I have seen, LC, following customary practice, made a title entry for the main title, 'Women in Librarianship', but nothing under Melvil's 'Rib Symposium'.
    Ex. It had three novel features: relative location, instead of the more usual fixed location.
    Ex. A new study confirms that male gender, obesity, and weight gain are key determinants of habitual snoring in the adult population.
    ----
    * estar acostumbrado a = be familiar with, be no stranger to, be used to.
    * estar acostumbrado a + Infinitivo = be accustomed to + Gerundio.
    * estar bastante acostumbrado a = be all too familiar with.
    * estar muy acostumbrado a = be all too familiar with.
    * no acostumbrado a = unfamiliar with.
    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    a) ( habituado)

    acostumbrado a + inf — used to -ing

    acostumbrado a que + subj: está acostumbrado a que le sirvan he's used to being served; no estoy acostumbrado a que me traten así — I am not accustomed o used to being treated like that

    b) ( habitual) customary, usual
    * * *
    = customary, usual, habitual.

    Ex: What I'm getting at is this: At least in the CIP entry that I have seen, LC, following customary practice, made a title entry for the main title, 'Women in Librarianship', but nothing under Melvil's 'Rib Symposium'.

    Ex: It had three novel features: relative location, instead of the more usual fixed location.
    Ex: A new study confirms that male gender, obesity, and weight gain are key determinants of habitual snoring in the adult population.
    * estar acostumbrado a = be familiar with, be no stranger to, be used to.
    * estar acostumbrado a + Infinitivo = be accustomed to + Gerundio.
    * estar bastante acostumbrado a = be all too familiar with.
    * estar muy acostumbrado a = be all too familiar with.
    * no acostumbrado a = unfamiliar with.

    * * *
    1
    (habituado): lo tiene muy bien acostumbrado she has him very well trained
    los niños estan muy mal acostumbrados the children are very spoilt
    acostumbrado A algo used TO sth
    estoy acostumbrado al frío I'm used to the cold
    acostumbrado A + INF used TO -ING
    estamos acostumbrados a cenar temprano we're used to having dinner early
    está acostumbrada a encontrárselo todo hecho she's accustomed o used to having everything done for her
    acostumbrado A QUE + SUBJ:
    está acostumbrado a que se lo lleven enseguida he's used to having it taken to him right away
    no estoy acostumbrado a que me traten así I am not accustomed o used to being treated like that
    2 (habitual) customary, usual
    con su acostumbrada tranquilidad with her usual o customary calmness
    * * *

     

    Del verbo acostumbrar: ( conjugate acostumbrar)

    acostumbrado es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    acostumbrado    
    acostumbrar
    acostumbrado
    ◊ -da adjetivo

    a) ( habituado):


    acostumbrado a algo/hacer algo used to sth/doing sth;
    estamos acostumbrados a cenar temprano we're used to having dinner early;
    está acostumbrado a que le sirvan he's used to being served

    acostumbrar ( conjugate acostumbrar) verbo transitivo acostumbrado a algn a algo/hacer algo to get sb used to sth/doing sth
    verbo intransitivo: acostumbrado a hacer algo to be accustomed to doing sth, be in the habit of doing sth
    acostumbrarse verbo pronominal acostumbradose a algo/algn to get used to sth/sb;
    acostumbradose a hacer algo to get used to doing sth
    acostumbrado,-a adjetivo
    1 usual, customary 2 estar acostumbrado, (estar habituado a algo) to be used to: estoy acostumbrada a coger el metro, I'm used to taking the subway ➣ Ver nota en soler
    acostumbrar
    I vi (tener por costumbre) to be in the habit of: acostumbra a contar cuanto le sucede, he's in the habit of telling everything that happens to him
    acostumbramos a comer a las dos, we usually have lunch at two o'clock
    II vtr (inculcar un hábito) to get (somebody) used [a, to]: acostumbró a su hija a dormir la siesta, she got her daughter used to taking a siesta
    ' acostumbrado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    acostumbrada
    - hecha
    - hecho
    - soler
    English:
    accustom
    - attuned to
    - unaccustomed
    - used
    - accustomed
    - customary
    - habitual
    - usual
    - way
    * * *
    acostumbrado, -a adj
    1. [habitual] usual;
    lo hizo con su acostumbrada tranquilidad she did it with her customary calm;
    la temporada comienza esta año antes de lo acostumbrado the season begins earlier than usual this year
    2. [habituado]
    estamos acostumbrados we're used to it;
    estar acostumbrado a algo to be used to sth;
    estoy acostumbrado a la lluvia I'm used to the rain;
    estar acostumbrado a hacer algo to be used to doing sth;
    está acostumbrada a madrugar she's used to getting up early;
    no está acostumbrado a que le den órdenes he's not used to taking orders from people;
    ya nos tiene acostumbrados a sus excentricidades we're used to his eccentric behaviour by now
    * * *
    adj
    1 ( habitual) usual
    2
    :
    * * *
    acostumbrado, -da adj
    1) habituado: accustomed
    2) habitual: usual, customary
    * * *
    acostumbrado adj usual

    Spanish-English dictionary > acostumbrado

  • 9 adoptar la forma de

    (v.) = take + form, take + the form of, come in + the form of
    Ex. The process will take form and crystallize into a framework as we learn more.
    Ex. Hierarchical relationships may also take the form of co-ordinate relationships, in which case they may be represented by 'RT' or related term, in a similar manner to affinitive relationships below.
    Ex. The most devastated countries have seen almost no debt relief, and most of the bank's aid has come in the form of loans, not grants.
    * * *
    (v.) = take + form, take + the form of, come in + the form of

    Ex: The process will take form and crystallize into a framework as we learn more.

    Ex: Hierarchical relationships may also take the form of co-ordinate relationships, in which case they may be represented by 'RT' or related term, in a similar manner to affinitive relationships below.
    Ex: The most devastated countries have seen almost no debt relief, and most of the bank's aid has come in the form of loans, not grants.

    Spanish-English dictionary > adoptar la forma de

  • 10 afectado

    adj.
    1 affected, impressed, cut-up.
    2 affected, concerned, interested.
    3 affected, hammy, unnatural.
    f. & m.
    sufferer.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: afectar.
    * * *
    1→ link=afectar afectar
    1 (gen) affected
    2 (emocionado) affected, upset
    \
    estar afectado,-a de to be suffering from
    * * *
    (f. - afectada)
    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=forzado) [acento, persona] affected; [estilo] stilted, precious
    2) (Med) (=aquejado)

    estar afectado Méx to be consumptive; Cono Sur to be hurt

    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    a) <gestos/acento> affected
    b) <área/órgano> affected

    está afectado de una grave enfermedad — (frml) he is suffering from a serious disease

    * * *
    = affected, mannered, concerned, devastated, stilted, camp, shaken.
    Ex. A collection of such affected words from the Latin and Greek are either to be used warily or to be rejected totally as barbarous.
    Ex. Since 1975 his work has become mannered and predictable.
    Ex. Mainframe computers are rarely dedicated to the library's own sole application, unless the library concerned happens to be a national library, offering online access to its data bases to a wide audience.
    Ex. The most devastated countries have seen almost no debt relief, and most of the bank's aid has come in the form of loans, not grants.
    Ex. His eccentricity was stilted and contrived.
    Ex. There is an obvious positive correlation between camp behaviour and homosexuality.
    Ex. I felt lorn and bereft, then suddenly it was gone, leaving me empty and shaken the way a storm shakes the land and the sea.
    ----
    * afectado por el oídio = mildewed.
    * afectado por la sequía = drought-plagued, drought-parched.
    * afectado por las inundaciones = flood-hit.
    * afectado por las mareas = tidal.
    * evitar ser afectado = escape + unaffected.
    * no verse afectado = be none the worse for wear, be none the worse for (that).
    * peor afectado = worst-hit.
    * usar sobre la zona afectada = use + topically.
    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    a) <gestos/acento> affected
    b) <área/órgano> affected

    está afectado de una grave enfermedad — (frml) he is suffering from a serious disease

    * * *
    = affected, mannered, concerned, devastated, stilted, camp, shaken.

    Ex: A collection of such affected words from the Latin and Greek are either to be used warily or to be rejected totally as barbarous.

    Ex: Since 1975 his work has become mannered and predictable.
    Ex: Mainframe computers are rarely dedicated to the library's own sole application, unless the library concerned happens to be a national library, offering online access to its data bases to a wide audience.
    Ex: The most devastated countries have seen almost no debt relief, and most of the bank's aid has come in the form of loans, not grants.
    Ex: His eccentricity was stilted and contrived.
    Ex: There is an obvious positive correlation between camp behaviour and homosexuality.
    Ex: I felt lorn and bereft, then suddenly it was gone, leaving me empty and shaken the way a storm shakes the land and the sea.
    * afectado por el oídio = mildewed.
    * afectado por la sequía = drought-plagued, drought-parched.
    * afectado por las inundaciones = flood-hit.
    * afectado por las mareas = tidal.
    * evitar ser afectado = escape + unaffected.
    * no verse afectado = be none the worse for wear, be none the worse for (that).
    * peor afectado = worst-hit.
    * usar sobre la zona afectada = use + topically.

    * * *
    affected
    * * *

     

    Del verbo afectar: ( conjugate afectar)

    afectado es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    afectado    
    afectar
    afectado
    ◊ -da adjetivo

    a)gestos/acento affected

    b)área/órgano affected;


    afectar ( conjugate afectar) verbo transitivo
    1


    b) ( afligir) to affect (frml);


    2 ( fingir) ‹admiración/indiferencia to affect, feign
    afectado,-a I adj (amanerado) affected
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino los afectados por el terremoto, those affected by the earthquake
    los afectados de hepatitis, the hepatitis victims
    afectar verbo transitivo
    1 (incumbir) to affect: la medida nos afecta a todos, the measure affects us all
    2 (impresionar, entristecer) to affect, sadden: le afectó mucho la muerte de su padre, she was deeply affected by her father's death
    ' afectado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    afectada I
    - hinchada
    - hinchado
    - remilgada
    - remilgado
    - retórica
    - amanerado
    English:
    affected
    - concerned
    - precious
    - self-conscious
    - unaffected
    - unnatural
    - untouched
    - visibly
    - any
    - camp
    - diseased
    - Down's syndrome
    - fog
    - hard
    - self
    - stricken
    - suffer
    * * *
    afectado, -a
    adj
    1. [amanerado] affected
    2. [afligido] upset, badly affected
    3. RP [asignado] assigned
    nm,f
    victim;
    los afectados por las inundaciones serán indemnizados the people affected by the floods will receive compensation
    * * *
    I adj
    1 ( afligido) upset ( por by)
    2 ( amanerado) affected
    II m, afectada f
    :
    es un afectado he is so affected
    * * *
    afectado, -da adj
    1) : affected, mannered
    2) : influenced
    3) : afflicted
    4) : feigned
    * * *
    afectado adj (conmovido) affected / upset

    Spanish-English dictionary > afectado

  • 11 alejarse de

    v.
    1 to get away from, to draw away from, to grow away from, to step away from.
    Ella se alejó del incendio She got away from the fire.
    2 to move away from, to retire from, to draw off from.
    Ellos se alejaron del vecindario They moved away from the neighborhood.
    3 to recede from, to retreat from.
    El tornado se alejó de la playa The tornado retreated from the beach.
    * * *
    (v.) = move away from, drift away from, wander from, turn away from, cut + Reflexivo + off from, become + detached from, pull away (from), step away from
    Ex. Books, staff and readers will need to move shorter distances in a cubic building than in a linear building or one extended by moving away from a deep plan.
    Ex. When this track is followed, the conversation very quickly drifts away from the book and becomes gossip about ourselves.
    Ex. There is no need to wander from Greg's basic definition.
    Ex. Managers, overwhelmed by a cascade of documents, tend to turn away from print.
    Ex. Evidence indicates that the Dead Sea Scrolls are the remains of the library of an apocalyptic sect who cut themselves off from worldly experience to devote their time to homiletic study.
    Ex. We see the conceptualisation of Indigenous knowledge becoming detached from holistic notions of 'culture' in the human sciences.
    Ex. Recent patterns of decisions have seen the federal government pulling away from its role as a leading player in the information age.
    Ex. In stepping away from the genre's glamorous robberies and flashy lifestyle, this stealthy, potent movie tracks down the British gangster icon to its inevitable end.
    * * *
    (v.) = move away from, drift away from, wander from, turn away from, cut + Reflexivo + off from, become + detached from, pull away (from), step away from

    Ex: Books, staff and readers will need to move shorter distances in a cubic building than in a linear building or one extended by moving away from a deep plan.

    Ex: When this track is followed, the conversation very quickly drifts away from the book and becomes gossip about ourselves.
    Ex: There is no need to wander from Greg's basic definition.
    Ex: Managers, overwhelmed by a cascade of documents, tend to turn away from print.
    Ex: Evidence indicates that the Dead Sea Scrolls are the remains of the library of an apocalyptic sect who cut themselves off from worldly experience to devote their time to homiletic study.
    Ex: We see the conceptualisation of Indigenous knowledge becoming detached from holistic notions of 'culture' in the human sciences.
    Ex: Recent patterns of decisions have seen the federal government pulling away from its role as a leading player in the information age.
    Ex: In stepping away from the genre's glamorous robberies and flashy lifestyle, this stealthy, potent movie tracks down the British gangster icon to its inevitable end.

    Spanish-English dictionary > alejarse de

  • 12 allanar

    v.
    1 to flatten, to level (terreno).
    allanarle el camino a alguien to smooth the way for somebody
    2 to break into (irrumpir en).
    las tropas allanaron las viviendas de los campesinos the troops sacked the peasants' houses
    El ladrón allanó la casa contigua The thief broke into the house next door
    3 to level out, to flatten out, to roll out, to level down.
    La apisonadora allana el terreno The steamroller levels out the land.
    4 to overcome.
    5 to calm down forcibly, to calm down.
    6 to search with a warrant.
    La policía allanó la casa The police searched the house with a warrant.
    * * *
    1 (aplanar) to level, flatten
    2 (dificultad etc) to smooth out, solve, resolve
    3 (pacificar) to pacify, subdue
    4 (entrar a la fuerza) to break into
    1 (nivelarse) to level out
    2 figurado (avenirse) to agree, comply (a, with)
    \
    allanar el terreno figurado to clear the way
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (=nivelar) to level, level out, make even; (=alisar) to smooth, smooth down; (Mil) to raze (to the ground)
    2) [+ problema] to iron out
    3) (Jur) [+ casa] (=robar) to break into, burgle, burglarize (EEUU); esp LAm [policía] to raid
    4) [+ país] to pacify, subdue
    2.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) (AmL) autoridad/policía to raid
    b) (Esp, Méx) delincuente to break into
    2) < problemas> to solve, resolve; < obstáculo> to remove, overcome; < terreno> to level out

    allanar(le) el terreno a alguiento smooth the way o path for somebody

    2.
    allanarse v pron

    allanarse a algo — to agree to something, agree to accept something

    * * *
    = flatten, level.
    Ex. This article describes how the organisation has been flattened into one unit during the changeover from a manual system to an automated statewide library system.
    Ex. Academic librarians have seen their budgets levelled and shrinking and have witnessed serials prices spiralling out of control.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) (AmL) autoridad/policía to raid
    b) (Esp, Méx) delincuente to break into
    2) < problemas> to solve, resolve; < obstáculo> to remove, overcome; < terreno> to level out

    allanar(le) el terreno a alguiento smooth the way o path for somebody

    2.
    allanarse v pron

    allanarse a algo — to agree to something, agree to accept something

    * * *
    = flatten, level.

    Ex: This article describes how the organisation has been flattened into one unit during the changeover from a manual system to an automated statewide library system.

    Ex: Academic librarians have seen their budgets levelled and shrinking and have witnessed serials prices spiralling out of control.

    * * *
    allanar [A1 ]
    vt
    A ‹casa/edificio›
    1 ( AmL) «autoridad/policía» to raid
    2 ( Esp) «delincuente» to break into
    B
    1 ‹problemas› to solve, resolve; ‹obstáculo› to remove, overcome
    un intento de allanar las diferencias entre ellos an attempt to resolve the differences between them
    2 ‹terreno› to level out
    allanarle el terreno a algn to smooth the way o path for sb
    allanarse A algo ‹a condiciones/exigencias› to agree TO sth, agree to accept sth ‹a la demanda› ( Der) to allow sth
    * * *

    allanar ( conjugate allanar) verbo transitivo
    1
    a) (AmL) [autoridad/policía] to raid

    b) (Esp, Méx) [ delincuente] to break into

    2 problemas to solve, resolve;
    obstáculo to remove, overcome;
    terreno to level out;
    allanar(le) el terreno a algn to smooth the way o path for sb

    allanar verbo transitivo
    1 (nivelar un terreno) to level, flatten
    fig (quitar obstáculos) to smooth
    2 Jur to break into
    ' allanar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    agreste
    - aplanar
    English:
    flatten
    - level
    - pave
    - smooth out
    - even
    - iron
    - raid
    - smooth
    * * *
    1. [terreno] to flatten, to level;
    Fig
    allanar el camino o [m5] terreno a alguien to smooth the way for sb
    2. [dificultad] to overcome;
    consiguieron allanar todas las diferencias they managed to sort out all their differences
    3. [irrumpir en] to break into;
    las tropas allanaron la ciudad the troops sacked the city
    4. Am [hacer una redada en] to raid
    * * *
    v/t
    1 ( alisar) smooth
    2 ( aplanar) level (out)
    3 obstáculos overcome
    * * *
    1) : to raid, to search
    2) : to resolve, to solve
    3) : to smooth, to level out

    Spanish-English dictionary > allanar

  • 13 apartarse de

    v.
    to draw away from, to break away from, to get away from, to come away from.
    Esto se aparta de lo tradicinal This breaks away from the traditional.
    * * *
    (v.) = depart from, turn away from, become + detached from, pull away (from), deviate (from)
    Ex. It is sometimes helpful to depart from strict alphabetical arrangement.
    Ex. Managers, overwhelmed by a cascade of documents, tend to turn away from print.
    Ex. We see the conceptualisation of Indigenous knowledge becoming detached from holistic notions of 'culture' in the human sciences.
    Ex. Recent patterns of decisions have seen the federal government pulling away from its role as a leading player in the information age.
    Ex. However, this work cannot be prescriptive since local citation practices may deviate from internationally agreed norms.
    * * *
    (v.) = depart from, turn away from, become + detached from, pull away (from), deviate (from)

    Ex: It is sometimes helpful to depart from strict alphabetical arrangement.

    Ex: Managers, overwhelmed by a cascade of documents, tend to turn away from print.
    Ex: We see the conceptualisation of Indigenous knowledge becoming detached from holistic notions of 'culture' in the human sciences.
    Ex: Recent patterns of decisions have seen the federal government pulling away from its role as a leading player in the information age.
    Ex: However, this work cannot be prescriptive since local citation practices may deviate from internationally agreed norms.

    Spanish-English dictionary > apartarse de

  • 14 apuntar

    v.
    1 to make a note of, to note down.
    he apuntado a mi hijo a clases de natación I've put my son's name down for swimming lessons, I've signed my son up for swimming lessons
    apúntamelo (en la cuenta) put it on my account
    2 to point (dirigir) (dedo).
    apuntar una pistola hacia alguien, apuntar a alguien con una pistola to aim a gun at somebody
    Pedro apunta el arma Peter points the gun.
    3 to prompt (Teatro).
    fue expulsada de clase por apuntar las respuestas a un compañero she was thrown out of the classroom for whispering the answers to a classmate
    4 to hint at.
    5 to appear.
    6 to write down, to note down, to jot down, to put in writing.
    María apunta los comentarios Mary writes down the comments.
    7 to take aim.
    Pedro apunta hacia Ricardo Peter takes aim at Richard.
    8 to enroll, to add on to the list.
    María apunta a Silvia Mary enrolls Silvia.
    9 to point out, to indicate.
    Pedro apunta las necesidades de ella Peter points out her needs.
    10 to denote to, to indicate to, to suggest to.
    La carta apunta desistir del plan The letter denotes to desist of the plan
    * * *
    1 (señalar) to point (a, at)
    apuntó que... she pointed out that...
    2 (arma) to aim
    ¡apunten! take aim!
    3 (anotar) to note down, make a note of
    se lo apunto en cuenta I'll put it on your account, I'll charge it to your account
    4 (estar encaminado) to be aimed (a, at), be designed (a, to)
    5 (insinuar) to suggest, indicate
    6 (sujetar) to stitch, pin lightly, tack lightly
    7 TEATRO to prompt
    8 familiar (en un examen) to whisper the answer to
    1 to begin to appear
    2 TEATRO to prompt
    1 (inscribirse) to enrol
    2 familiar (participar) to take part (a, in)
    ¿te apuntas? are you game?
    \
    apuntarse un tanto to score a point
    * * *
    verb
    5) suggest, hint
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (=dirigir) [+ cámara, pistola, misil] to aim (a at)
    train (a on)
    2) (=sugerir) to point out

    apuntó la posibilidad de que no hubiera sido un suicidio — she suggested the possibility that it mightn't have been suicide, she pointed out that it mightn't have been suicide

    3) (=anotar)
    a) [en cuaderno] make a note of, note down; [en lista, tabla] to enter, record

    apuntó la dirección en su agenda — she made a note of the address in her diary, she noted down the address in her diary

    apuntó la temperatura en un gráficoshe recorded o wrote down the temperature on a graph

    b) (Estadística) [+ velocidad, tiempo] to log
    4) (=inscribir) [en lista] to put down; [en colegio, curso] to enrol, enroll (EEUU); [en concurso, competición] to enter, put down

    ¿me puedes apuntar para la cena de Navidad? — could you put me down for the Christmas dinner?

    5) (=decir en voz baja) [a actor] to prompt
    6) (=afilar) to sharpen, put a point on
    7) (=apostar) [+ dinero] to bet
    8) (Cos) to fasten
    2. VI
    1) (=señalar) [con arma] to aim; [con dedo, objeto] to point at

    no apuntes hacia ninguna persona[con arma] don't aim at anybody o don't point your gun at anybody; [con dedo] don't point at anybody

    ¡apunten! ¡disparen! — take aim! fire!

    apuntar con: todos le apuntaban con el dedo — everyone pointed their fingers at her

    apuntar a algn con un arma — to aim a gun at sb, point a gun at sb

    me apuntó al pecho con un fusilhe aimed o pointed the gun at my chest

    2) (=dirigirse) to point
    3) (=anotar) to note down

    ¿tienes dónde apuntar? — have you got something to note this down on?

    apunta, dos kilos de patatas y uno de uvas — note this down o make a note, two kilos of potatoes and a kilo of grapes

    4) (=surgir) [barba] to sprout

    el maíz apunta bien este año LAm the corn is coming on nicely this year

    5)

    todo apunta a que van a ganar las eleccionesthere is every indication o sign that they will win the elections, everything points to them winning the election

    todo parece apuntar a que... — everything seems to indicate that...

    6) LAm (=apostar) to bet, place bets
    3.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) ( tomar nota de) to make a note of, note down
    b) (para excursión, actividad) to put... down
    2) (Teatr) to prompt; (Educ)

    mi amiga me apuntaba las respuestas — (fam) my friend whispered the answers to me

    3) (señalar, indicar) to point at
    4) ( afirmar) to point out
    2.
    1)
    a) ( con arma) to aim

    preparen... apunten... fuego! — ready... take aim... fire!

    apuntar a alguien/algo — to aim at somebody/something

    le apuntó con una pistola — she pointed/aimed a gun at him

    b) (indicar, señalar) to point

    la aguja apunta al or hacia el norte — the needle points north

    2) ( anotar)

    apunta: comprar limones, leche... — make a note, you need to buy lemons, milk...

    ¿tienes lápiz? pues apunta — have you got a pencil? well, take o jot this down

    3) (Teatr) to prompt
    4) (liter) día to break; barba to appear, begin to show; flor/planta to sprout
    3.
    apuntarse v pron
    1)

    apuntarse a or en algo — a curso to enroll* on something; a clase to sign up for something

    vamos a la discoteca ¿te apuntas? — we're going to the disco, do you want to come (along)?

    me voy a tomar un café ¿quién se apunta? — I'm going out for a coffee, anyone want to join me? (colloq)

    b) ( obtener) < tanto> to score; < victoria> to chalk up, achieve
    2) ( manifestarse) tendencia to become evident
    * * *
    = get at, point, point out, jot down, take + aim, take down, mark + Nombre + down as, mark + Nombre + up.
    Ex. What I'm getting at is this: At least in the CIP entry that I have seen, LC, following customary practice, made a title entry for the main title, 'Women in Librarianship', but nothing under Melvil's 'Rib Symposium'.
    Ex. An arrow pointing upwards indicates when the terminal is in insert mode.
    Ex. By means of the arrangement of document substitutes in library catalogues, and also by the arrangement of documents themselves, it is possible to point out, or indicate, classes of documents.
    Ex. Find some scrap paper and jot down the subject areas taught in schools.
    Ex. This article has been a discussion of how public libraries can take aim on quality.
    Ex. All technical processes that take place before, during and directly after the flight are taken down automatically by the flight recorder in the cockpit.
    Ex. One look convinced the employer that she was unsuited for the work, and he marked her down as unsuitable.
    Ex. If you fax your document, please include a return address -- we will edit and mark it up by hand and return it to you by post.
    ----
    * apuntar a = point + the way to, point to.
    * apuntar a la misma conclusión = point to + the same conclusion.
    * apuntar con el dedo = point + the fingers at.
    * apuntar el hecho de que = point to + the fact that.
    * apuntar muy alto = reach for + the stars, shoot for + the stars.
    * apuntarse = enrol [enroll -USA], sign up, be game, register (with).
    * apuntarse a = join + Asociación.
    * apuntarse medallas = chalk up + achievements.
    * evidencia + apuntar a = evidence + points towards.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) ( tomar nota de) to make a note of, note down
    b) (para excursión, actividad) to put... down
    2) (Teatr) to prompt; (Educ)

    mi amiga me apuntaba las respuestas — (fam) my friend whispered the answers to me

    3) (señalar, indicar) to point at
    4) ( afirmar) to point out
    2.
    1)
    a) ( con arma) to aim

    preparen... apunten... fuego! — ready... take aim... fire!

    apuntar a alguien/algo — to aim at somebody/something

    le apuntó con una pistola — she pointed/aimed a gun at him

    b) (indicar, señalar) to point

    la aguja apunta al or hacia el norte — the needle points north

    2) ( anotar)

    apunta: comprar limones, leche... — make a note, you need to buy lemons, milk...

    ¿tienes lápiz? pues apunta — have you got a pencil? well, take o jot this down

    3) (Teatr) to prompt
    4) (liter) día to break; barba to appear, begin to show; flor/planta to sprout
    3.
    apuntarse v pron
    1)

    apuntarse a or en algo — a curso to enroll* on something; a clase to sign up for something

    vamos a la discoteca ¿te apuntas? — we're going to the disco, do you want to come (along)?

    me voy a tomar un café ¿quién se apunta? — I'm going out for a coffee, anyone want to join me? (colloq)

    b) ( obtener) < tanto> to score; < victoria> to chalk up, achieve
    2) ( manifestarse) tendencia to become evident
    * * *
    = get at, point, point out, jot down, take + aim, take down, mark + Nombre + down as, mark + Nombre + up.

    Ex: What I'm getting at is this: At least in the CIP entry that I have seen, LC, following customary practice, made a title entry for the main title, 'Women in Librarianship', but nothing under Melvil's 'Rib Symposium'.

    Ex: An arrow pointing upwards indicates when the terminal is in insert mode.
    Ex: By means of the arrangement of document substitutes in library catalogues, and also by the arrangement of documents themselves, it is possible to point out, or indicate, classes of documents.
    Ex: Find some scrap paper and jot down the subject areas taught in schools.
    Ex: This article has been a discussion of how public libraries can take aim on quality.
    Ex: All technical processes that take place before, during and directly after the flight are taken down automatically by the flight recorder in the cockpit.
    Ex: One look convinced the employer that she was unsuited for the work, and he marked her down as unsuitable.
    Ex: If you fax your document, please include a return address -- we will edit and mark it up by hand and return it to you by post.
    * apuntar a = point + the way to, point to.
    * apuntar a la misma conclusión = point to + the same conclusion.
    * apuntar con el dedo = point + the fingers at.
    * apuntar el hecho de que = point to + the fact that.
    * apuntar muy alto = reach for + the stars, shoot for + the stars.
    * apuntarse = enrol [enroll -USA], sign up, be game, register (with).
    * apuntarse a = join + Asociación.
    * apuntarse medallas = chalk up + achievements.
    * evidencia + apuntar a = evidence + points towards.

    * * *
    apuntar [A1 ]
    vt
    A
    1 (tomar nota de) to make a note of, note down
    apunta todo lo que tienes que comprar make a note of o note down o jot down everything you have to buy
    apunta en una libreta todo lo que ha hecho en el día he notes down o writes down in a notebook everything he's done during the day, he makes a note of everything he's done during the day in a notebook
    tengo que apuntar tu dirección I must make a note of your address, I must write down your address
    apúntelo en mi cuenta put it on my account
    apunta todo porque tiene muy mala memoria he writes everything down because he has a terrible memory
    2 (en un curso) to enroll*, put … down; (para una excursión, actividad) to put … down
    quiero apuntar a la niña a or en clases de inglés I want to put my daughter's name down for o enroll my daughter for English classes
    apúntame para el sábado put me down for Saturday
    B ( Teatr) to prompt
    pasa aquí al frente para que no te apunten las respuestas ( fam); come up to the front so that no one can whisper the answers to you o help you with the answers
    C (señalar, indicar) to point at
    no la apuntes con el dedo don't point (your finger) at her
    apuntó con el dedo dónde estaba el error he pointed (with his finger) to where the mistake was, he pointed (his finger) to where the mistake was
    apuntó con una regla el lugar exacto en el mapa he used a ruler to point to o indicate the exact spot on the map
    D (afirmar, señalar) to point out
    el presidente apuntó la necesidad de un cambio radical the president pointed out the need o pointed to the need for a radical change
    apuntó que no se trataba de obtener privilegios he pointed out that it was not a matter of getting privileges
    —no sólo ocurre en este país —apuntó this isn't the only country where it happens, he pointed out
    ■ apuntar
    vi
    A
    1 (con un arma) to aim
    preparen … apunten … ¡fuego! ready … take aim … fire!
    apunta hacia or para otro lado aim (it) somewhere else
    apuntar A algn/algo to aim AT sb/sth
    apuntar al blanco to aim at the target
    le apuntó con una pistola she pointed/aimed a gun at him
    2 (indicar, señalar) to point
    la aguja apunta siempre al or hacia el norte the needle always points north
    ningún dato parece apuntar a la existencia de un compló there is no information to point to o indicate the existence of a plot
    B
    (anotar): apunta, comprar harina, leche, pan … make a note, you need to buy flour, milk, bread …
    ¿tienes papel y lápiz? pues apunta have you got paper and a pencil? well, take o jot this down
    C ( Teatr) to prompt
    D ( liter); «día» to break; «barba» to appear, begin to show; «flor/planta» to sprout
    al apuntar el alba at the break of day ( liter)
    ya apuntan los primeros capullos the first buds are already appearing
    A
    1 (inscribirse) apuntarse A or EN algo:
    me apunté a or en un cursillo de natación I enrolled on o signed up for a swimming course
    apuntarse al paro ( Esp); to register as unemployed, to sign on ( BrE colloq)
    ¿te vas a apuntar al or en el torneo? are you going to put your name down o put yourself down for the tournament?
    me apunté para ir a la excursión I put my name o myself down for the outing
    nos vamos a la discoteca ¿te apuntas? we're going to the disco, do you want to come (along) o ( BrE) do you fancy coming?
    vamos a salir a cenar — oye, yo me apunto we're going out for dinner — oh, I'll come!
    me voy a tomar un café ¿quién se apunta? I'm going out for a coffee, anyone interested? o anyone want to join me? ( colloq)
    2 (obtener, anotarse) ‹tanto› to score; ‹victoria› to chalk up, achieve, gain
    se apuntó un gran éxito con este libro she scored a great hit with this book
    el jugador que se apuntó el gol de la victoria the player who scored the winning goal
    B (manifestarse) to become evident
    las tendencias artísticas que ya se apuntaban a finales del siglo pasado the artistic tendencies which were already becoming evident at the end of the last century
    el festival ha profundizado en una dirección que ya se apuntaba en años anteriores the festival has continued in a direction which was already becoming evident in previous years
    * * *

     

    apuntar ( conjugate apuntar) verbo transitivo
    1

    b) (para excursión, actividad) to put … down

    2 (señalar, indicar) to point at;

    verbo intransitivo

    preparen … apunten … ¡fuego! ready … take aim … fire!;

    le apuntó con una pistola she pointed/aimed a gun at him
    b) (indicar, señalar) to point

    apuntarse verbo pronominal
    a) ( inscribirse) apuntarse a or en algo ‹ a curso› to enroll( conjugate enroll) on sth;

    a clase› to sign up for sth;

    apuntarse al paro (Esp) to register as unemployed, to sign on (BrE colloq)
    b) ( obtener) ‹ tanto to score;

    victoria to chalk up, achieve
    apuntar
    I verbo transitivo
    1 (escribir) to note down, make a note of
    2 (sugerir, indicar) to indicate, suggest
    apuntar a..., to point to...
    3 (un arma) to aim
    4 (señalar) to point out
    5 Teat to prompt
    II verbo intransitivo apuntaba el siglo, the century was dawning
    ' apuntar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    señalar
    - anotar
    - nota
    English:
    aim
    - cover
    - down
    - enter
    - get down
    - jot down
    - level
    - note
    - note down
    - prompt
    - put down
    - record
    - take down
    - train
    - wildly
    - jot
    - take
    * * *
    vt
    1. [anotar] to make a note of, to note down;
    apuntar a alguien [en lista] to put sb down (en on); [en curso] to put sb's name down, to sign sb up (en o a for); [m5] apunta en una lista todo lo que quieres que compre jot down everything you want me to buy, make a list of the things you want me to buy;
    tengo que apuntar tu número de teléfono I must make a note of your phone number, I must write your phone number down somewhere;
    he apuntado a mi hijo a clases de natación I've put my son's name down for swimming lessons, I've signed my son up for swimming lessons;
    apunté a mis padres para ir a la excursión I put my parents down for the trip;
    apúntamelo (en la cuenta) put it on my account;
    ya puedes ir con cuidado, que esto lo apunto [amenaza] you'd better watch out, I'm not going to forget this
    2. [dirigir] [dedo] to point;
    [arma] to aim;
    apuntar a alguien [con el dedo] to point at sb;
    [con un arma] to aim at sb;
    apuntar una pistola hacia alguien, apuntar a alguien con una pistola to aim a gun at sb;
    les apuntó con un rifle he aimed o pointed a rifle at them;
    apuntó al blanco y disparó he took aim at the target and shot;
    la brújula apunta al norte the compass points (to the) north
    3. Teatro to prompt;
    Fam
    fue expulsada de clase por apuntar las respuestas a un compañero she was thrown out of the classroom for whispering the answers to a classmate
    4. [sugerir] to hint at;
    [indicar] to point out;
    apuntó la posibilidad de subir los impuestos he hinted that he might raise taxes;
    la policía ha apuntado la posibilidad de que los secuestradores la hayan matado the police have admitted that the kidnappers may have killed her;
    el joven jugador apunta buenos conocimientos the young player shows a lot of promise
    5. [afilar] to sharpen
    6. Col [abotonar] to button up
    vi
    1. [vislumbrarse] to appear;
    [día] to break;
    en los árboles ya apuntaban las primeras hojas the first leaves were appearing on the trees
    2. [indicar]
    apuntar a to point to;
    todo apunta a que ganará Brasil everything points to a win for Brazil;
    todas las pruebas apuntan a su culpabilidad all the evidence points to him being guilty;
    las sospechas apuntan a un grupo separatista a separatist group is suspected
    3. Teatro to prompt
    4. [con un arma] to aim;
    ¡carguen, apunten, fuego! ready, take aim, fire!;
    apuntar a lo más alto to set one's sights very high
    * * *
    I v/t
    1 ( escribir) note down, make a note of
    2 TEA prompt
    3 en curso, para viaje etc put one’s name down (en, a on;
    para for)
    4
    :
    apuntar con el dedo point at o to
    II v/i
    1 con arma aim;
    apuntar alto fig aim high, have big ambitions
    2
    :
    apunta el día lit day is breaking
    * * *
    1) : to aim, to point
    2) anotar: to write down, to jot down
    3) indicar, señalar: to point to, to point out
    4) : to prompt (in the theater)
    1) : to take aim
    2) : to become evident
    * * *
    1. (escribir) to make a note of / to note down
    2. (inscribir) to put somebody's name down [pt. & pp. put]
    3. (dirigir un arma) to aim / to point

    Spanish-English dictionary > apuntar

  • 15 arma

    f.
    1 arm, weapon (instrument).
    alzarse en armas to rise up in arms
    presentar/rendir armas to present/surrender arms
    arma de fuego firearm
    arma homicida murder weapon
    arma nuclear nuclear weapon
    arma química chemical weapon
    arma secreta secret weapon
    2 weapon (medio).
    la vacuna será una poderosa arma contra la malaria the vaccine will be a powerful weapon against malaria
    3 gun.
    pres.indicat.
    3rd person singular (él/ella/ello) present indicative of spanish verb: armar.
    imperat.
    2nd person singular (tú) Imperative of Spanish verb: armar.
    * * *
    (Takes el in singular)
    1 weapon, arm
    1 (profesión) army sing; (fuerzas armadas) armed forces; (empresa militar) military combat sing
    2 (heráldica) arms, armorial bearings
    \
    alzarse en armas to rise up in arms
    presentar armas to present arms
    rendir armas to surrender
    ser de armas tomar figurado to be formidable
    tomar las armas to take up arms
    arma corta small arm
    arma de doble filo figurado double-edged sword
    arma de fuego firearm
    arma homicida murder weapon
    arma nuclear nuclear weapon
    licencia de armas firearms licence (US license)
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    SF
    1) (Mil) weapon

    ¡a las armas! — to arms!

    ¡armas al hombro! — shoulder arms!

    ¡descansen armas! — order arms!

    ¡presenten armas! — present arms!

    rendir las armas — to lay down one's arms

    estar sobre las armas — to be under arms

    tocar (al) arma — to sound the call to arms

    tomar las armas — to take up arms

    de armas tomar —

    arma reglamentaria — service weapon, regulation weapon

    2) (=medio) weapon
    3) (Mil) (=cuerpo) arm
    4) (Mil)

    las armas(=profesión) the military, the armed services

    5) pl armas [de escudo] arms
    * * *
    femenino‡
    1)
    a) (Arm, Mil) weapon

    arma nuclear/convencional/biológica — nuclear/conventional/biological weapon

    de armas tomar — formidable, redoubtable (frml)

    ser un arma de doble filo or de dos filos — to be a double-edged sword

    b) (instrumento, medio) weapon
    2) ( cuerpo militar) arm

    el arma de artillería/infantería — the artillery/infantry arm

    * * *
    = weapon, arm.
    Ex. Care must be exercised in seeing that these teaching aids do not become weapons to browbeat with.
    Ex. The images include paintings, sculpture, prints, photographs, arms and armour, costumes and jewellery, decorative arts and textiles = Las imágenes incluyen pinturas, esculturas, grabados, fotografías, armas y armaduras, trajes y joyería, artes decorativas y textiles.
    ----
    * abandonar las armas = put down + weapons.
    * alijo de armas = arms cache, weapons cache.
    * arma arrojadiza = projectile.
    * arma biológica = biological weapon.
    * arma bioquímica = bioweapon.
    * arma corta = small arm.
    * arma de bajo calibre = small arm.
    * arma de dos filos = double-edged sword.
    * arma de fuego = firearm.
    * arma (de fuego) prohibida = prohibited firearm.
    * arma de servicio = service weapon.
    * arma enajenada = deactivated weapon.
    * arma estratégica = strategic weapon.
    * arma inutilizada = deactivated weapon.
    * arma letal = lethal weapon.
    * arma ligera = light weapon.
    * arma no letal = non-lethal weapon.
    * arma nuclear = nuclear device.
    * arma paralizadora mediante proyectil = stun gun, stun gun.
    * arma paralizadora sin proyectil = taser.
    * arma química = chemical weapon.
    * armas de destrucción masiva = weapons of mass destruction.
    * arma secreta = secret weapon.
    * armas, las = armed force.
    * armas letales = lethal weaponry.
    * armas no letales = non-lethal weaponry.
    * armas nucleares = nuclear weapons.
    * camarada de armas = brother in arms.
    * coleccionista de armas de fuego = gun collector.
    * comercio de armas = arms trade.
    * control de armas = arms control.
    * control de armas de fuego = gun control.
    * cubierta de armas = cannon deck.
    * de armas tomar = redoubtable.
    * dejar las armas = put down + weapons.
    * deponer las armas = put down + weapons.
    * depósito de armas = ammunition dump, ammunition compound, ammunition depot, ammo depot.
    * disparar un arma = fire + weapon.
    * escudo de armas = escutcheon [scutcheon].
    * fuerza de las armas = force of arms.
    * herida de arma blanca = stab wound.
    * herida por arma de fuego = gunshot wound.
    * hermano de armas = brother in arms.
    * levantar armas = take up + arms.
    * levantarse en armas (contra) = take + arms against, rebel (against).
    * licencia de armas = firearm licence.
    * licencia de tenencia de armas = firearm licence.
    * llamamiento a las armas = call to arms.
    * país con armas nucleares = nuclear state.
    * permiso de armas = firearm permit.
    * permiso de tenencia de armas = firearm permit.
    * plaza de armas = parade ground.
    * ser de armas tomar = be a (real) handful.
    * ser un arma de dos filos = be a mixed blessing.
    * tomar armas = take up + arms.
    * tráfico de armas = trafficking in arms, arms trafficking.
    * venta de armas = arms sale.
    * * *
    femenino‡
    1)
    a) (Arm, Mil) weapon

    arma nuclear/convencional/biológica — nuclear/conventional/biological weapon

    de armas tomar — formidable, redoubtable (frml)

    ser un arma de doble filo or de dos filos — to be a double-edged sword

    b) (instrumento, medio) weapon
    2) ( cuerpo militar) arm

    el arma de artillería/infantería — the artillery/infantry arm

    * * *
    = weapon, arm.

    Ex: Care must be exercised in seeing that these teaching aids do not become weapons to browbeat with.

    Ex: The images include paintings, sculpture, prints, photographs, arms and armour, costumes and jewellery, decorative arts and textiles = Las imágenes incluyen pinturas, esculturas, grabados, fotografías, armas y armaduras, trajes y joyería, artes decorativas y textiles.
    * abandonar las armas = put down + weapons.
    * alijo de armas = arms cache, weapons cache.
    * arma arrojadiza = projectile.
    * arma biológica = biological weapon.
    * arma bioquímica = bioweapon.
    * arma corta = small arm.
    * arma de bajo calibre = small arm.
    * arma de dos filos = double-edged sword.
    * arma de fuego = firearm.
    * arma (de fuego) prohibida = prohibited firearm.
    * arma de servicio = service weapon.
    * arma enajenada = deactivated weapon.
    * arma estratégica = strategic weapon.
    * arma inutilizada = deactivated weapon.
    * arma letal = lethal weapon.
    * arma ligera = light weapon.
    * arma no letal = non-lethal weapon.
    * arma nuclear = nuclear device.
    * arma paralizadora mediante proyectil = stun gun, stun gun.
    * arma paralizadora sin proyectil = taser.
    * arma química = chemical weapon.
    * armas de destrucción masiva = weapons of mass destruction.
    * arma secreta = secret weapon.
    * armas, las = armed force.
    * armas letales = lethal weaponry.
    * armas no letales = non-lethal weaponry.
    * armas nucleares = nuclear weapons.
    * camarada de armas = brother in arms.
    * coleccionista de armas de fuego = gun collector.
    * comercio de armas = arms trade.
    * control de armas = arms control.
    * control de armas de fuego = gun control.
    * cubierta de armas = cannon deck.
    * de armas tomar = redoubtable.
    * dejar las armas = put down + weapons.
    * deponer las armas = put down + weapons.
    * depósito de armas = ammunition dump, ammunition compound, ammunition depot, ammo depot.
    * disparar un arma = fire + weapon.
    * escudo de armas = escutcheon [scutcheon].
    * fuerza de las armas = force of arms.
    * herida de arma blanca = stab wound.
    * herida por arma de fuego = gunshot wound.
    * hermano de armas = brother in arms.
    * levantar armas = take up + arms.
    * levantarse en armas (contra) = take + arms against, rebel (against).
    * licencia de armas = firearm licence.
    * licencia de tenencia de armas = firearm licence.
    * llamamiento a las armas = call to arms.
    * país con armas nucleares = nuclear state.
    * permiso de armas = firearm permit.
    * permiso de tenencia de armas = firearm permit.
    * plaza de armas = parade ground.
    * ser de armas tomar = be a (real) handful.
    * ser un arma de dos filos = be a mixed blessing.
    * tomar armas = take up + arms.
    * tráfico de armas = trafficking in arms, arms trafficking.
    * venta de armas = arms sale.

    * * *
    f‡
    A
    1 ( Arm, Mil) weapon
    la venta de armas the sale of weapons o arms
    tenencia ilícita de armas illegal possession of arms
    ¡a las armas! to arms!
    ¡armas al hombro! shoulder arms!
    ¡presenten armas! present arms!
    alzarse or levantarse en armas to rise up in arms
    rendir las armas to lay down one's arms
    tomar (las) armas to take up arms
    de armas tomar formidable, redoubtable ( frml)
    (aprovecharse de) ( fam) to have one's way with sb
    ser un arma de doble filo or de dos filos to be a double-edged sword
    2 (instrumento, medio) weapon
    la huelga es la única arma que tenemos strike action is the only weapon we have
    la única arma de que dispone este animal para defenderse the only means this animal has of defending itself
    la sencillez de la película se revela como su mejor arma the simplicity of the film turns out to be its greatest strength
    Compuestos:
    atomic weapon
    arma aturdidora or de aturdimiento
    stun gun
    biological weapon
    conventional weapon
    large-bore gun
    small-bore gun
    weapon of mass destruction
    firearm
    large-bore gun
    small-bore gun
    nuclear wepon
    chemical weapon
    regulation firearm
    secret weapon
    el arma de artillería/infantería the artillery/infantry arm
    1 (fuerzas armadas) armed forces (pl)
    2
    (profesión militar): la carrera de armas a career in the armed services o in the military (services) ( AmE), a career in the services o the armed forces o the forces ( BrE)
    * * *

    Del verbo armar: ( conjugate armar)

    arma es:

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

    2ª persona singular (tú) imperativo

    Multiple Entries:
    arma    
    armar
    arma feminine noun taking masculine article in the singular
    a) (Arm, Mil) weapon;


    arma blanca any sharp instrument used as a weapon;
    arma de fuego firearm;
    armas de destrucción masiva weapons of mass destruction;
    deponer las armas to lay down one's arms;
    tomar (las) armas to take up arms;
    no llevaba armas he wasn't carrying a weapon;
    de armas tomar formidable;
    ser un arma de doble filo to be a double-edged sword
    b) (instrumento, medio) weapon

    armar ( conjugate armar) verbo transitivo
    1
    a) (Mil) ‹ciudadanos/país to arm, supply … with arms


    2
    a)estantería/reloj to assemble;

    tienda/carpa to pitch, put up

    c) (Col, RPl) ‹ cigarro to roll

    3 (fam) ‹alboroto/ruido/lío to make;
    arma jaleo to kick up o make a racket (colloq);

    arma un escándalo to kick up a fuss;
    armala (fam): ¡buena la has armado! you've really done it now! (colloq);
    la que me armó porque llegué tarde you should have seen the way he went on because I was late
    armarse verbo pronominal
    1

    b) armase de algo ‹de armas/herramientas› to arm oneself with sth;


    armase de valor to pluck up courage
    2
    a) (fam) [pelea/discusión] to break out;

    ¡qué jaleo se armó! there was a real commotion

    b) (fam) [ persona]:

    me armé un lío/una confusión I got into a mess (colloq)

    arma sustantivo femenino weapon: figurado ese argumento es un arma de doble filo, that argument is a double-edged sword
    arma biológica, biological weapon
    arma blanca, knife
    arma de fuego, firearm
    arma homicida, murder weapon
    arma nuclear, nuclear weapon
    ♦ Locuciones: ser de armas tomar, to be a person to be reckoned with
    armar verbo transitivo
    1 (dar armas) to arm
    2 (ensamblar) to fit o put together, assemble
    3 fam (organizar un escándalo, un alboroto) la armaron buena, they kicked up a real fuss
    ' arma' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    apuntar
    - calibrar
    - calibre
    - conminar
    - culata
    - descargada
    - descargado
    - desenfundar
    - disparar
    - doble
    - empuñar
    - escabechar
    - gatillo
    - herir
    - hoja
    - homicida
    - impacto
    - incisiva
    - incisivo
    - mira
    - montar
    - navaja
    - reglamentaria
    - reglamentario
    - segura
    - seguro
    - silenciador
    - alcance
    - cañón
    - dardo
    - defensivo
    - delator
    - descarga
    - disparador
    - espada
    - lanza
    - manejar
    - maza
    - patada
    - pistón
    - portar
    - probar
    - recargar
    - un
    English:
    accuracy
    - aim
    - alarm
    - automatic
    - bang
    - barrel
    - bore
    - cock
    - conventional
    - cover
    - deadly
    - disable
    - draw
    - fire
    - firearm
    - gun
    - hammer
    - lethal
    - level
    - loaded
    - magazine
    - misfire
    - muzzle
    - pointed
    - recoil
    - shoot off
    - shot
    - sight
    - sling
    - spear
    - train
    - weapon
    - wield
    * * *
    1. [instrumento] arm, weapon;
    alzarse en armas to rise up in arms;
    pasar a alguien por las armas to have sb shot (by firing squad);
    ¡presenten armas! present arms!;
    rendir armas to surrender arms;
    tomar las armas to take up arms;
    velar las armas to undertake the vigil of the arms;
    ser un arma de doble filo to be a double-edged sword;
    ser de armas tomar to be someone to be reckoned with
    arma atómica nuclear weapon;
    arma bacteriológica bacteriological weapon;
    arma biológica biological weapon;
    arma blanca blade, = weapon with a sharp blade;
    arma convencional conventional weapon;
    armas de destrucción masiva weapons of mass destruction;
    arma de fuego firearm;
    arma homicida murder weapon;
    arma ligera light weapon;
    arma nuclear nuclear weapon;
    arma pesada heavy weapon;
    arma química chemical weapon;
    arma reglamentaria regulation firearm;
    también Fig arma secreta secret weapon
    2. [medio] weapon;
    la mejor arma contra la arrogancia es la indiferencia the best defence against arrogance is to ignore it;
    renunciaron a la violencia como arma política they renounced the use of violence as a political weapon;
    la vacuna será una poderosa arma contra la malaria the vaccine will be a powerful weapon against malaria
    3. [cuerpo en ejército] arm;
    el arma de infantería the infantry arm
    4.
    las armas [profesión] a military career, the Army;
    eligió la carrera de las armas he chose a career in the Army
    * * *
    f weapon;
    alzarse en armas rise up in arms;
    tomar las armas take up arms;
    llamar a las arma call to arms;
    presentar arma present arms;
    * * *
    arma nf
    1) : weapon
    2) armas nfpl
    : armed forces
    3)
    arma de fuego : firearm
    * * *
    arma n weapon

    Spanish-English dictionary > arma

  • 16 armado

    adj.
    1 armed, carrying weapons.
    2 armed, equipped with lethal weaponry.
    3 armoured.
    4 assembled, put-together.
    5 reinforced, frameworked.
    m.
    1 layout.
    2 reinforcement.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: armar.
    * * *
    1→ link=armar armar
    1 armed
    ir armado,-a to be armed
    2 (en mecánica) mounted, assembled
    * * *
    (f. - armada)
    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) [persona, lucha] armed (con, de with)

    ir armado — to go armed, be armed

    2) (=montado) mounted, assembled
    3) [hormigón] reinforced
    4) [tela] toughened
    5) LAm (=testarudo) stubborn
    * * *
    - da adjetivo <lucha/persona> armed

    armado de or con algo — armed with something

    * * *
    = armed.
    Ex. Only a man like D'Andrea, willing to use force without stint or limit, could rise to leadership against John Powers & his protected, armed artisans.
    ----
    * Armada Invencible, la = Invincible Armada, the.
    * armado de/con = armed with.
    * asalto a mano armada = heist.
    * atraco a mano armada = heist, daylight robbery.
    * causas de conflictos armados = warpath.
    * conflicto armado = war conflict.
    * fuerzas armadas = military forces.
    * fuerzas armadas, las = armed forces, the, forces, the.
    * hormigón armado = reinforced concrete.
    * intervención armada = armed intervention.
    * lucha armada = armed struggle.
    * mal armado = ill-armed.
    * robo a mano armada = highway robbery.
    * * *
    - da adjetivo <lucha/persona> armed

    armado de or con algo — armed with something

    * * *

    Ex: Only a man like D'Andrea, willing to use force without stint or limit, could rise to leadership against John Powers & his protected, armed artisans.

    * Armada Invencible, la = Invincible Armada, the.
    * armado de/con = armed with.
    * asalto a mano armada = heist.
    * atraco a mano armada = heist, daylight robbery.
    * causas de conflictos armados = warpath.
    * conflicto armado = war conflict.
    * fuerzas armadas = military forces.
    * fuerzas armadas, las = armed forces, the, forces, the.
    * hormigón armado = reinforced concrete.
    * intervención armada = armed intervention.
    * lucha armada = armed struggle.
    * mal armado = ill-armed.
    * robo a mano armada = highway robbery.

    * * *
    armado1 -da
    ‹lucha› armed; ‹persona› armed armado DE or CON algo armed WITH sth hormigón, fuerza, brazo
    ( Chi)
    1 (armazón) frame
    2
    (de un traje): tiene armado it's tailored
    * * *

    Del verbo armar: ( conjugate armar)

    armado es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    armado    
    armar
    armado
    ◊ -da adjetivo ‹lucha/persona armed;

    armado de or con algo armed with sth
    armar ( conjugate armar) verbo transitivo
    1
    a) (Mil) ‹ciudadanos/país to arm, supply … with arms


    2
    a)estantería/reloj to assemble;

    tienda/carpa to pitch, put up

    c) (Col, RPl) ‹ cigarro to roll

    3 (fam) ‹alboroto/ruido/lío to make;
    armado jaleo to kick up o make a racket (colloq);

    armado un escándalo to kick up a fuss;
    armadola (fam): ¡buena la has armado! you've really done it now! (colloq);
    la que me armó porque llegué tarde you should have seen the way he went on because I was late
    armarse verbo pronominal
    1

    b) armadose de algo ‹de armas/herramientas› to arm oneself with sth;


    armadose de valor to pluck up courage
    2
    a) (fam) [pelea/discusión] to break out;

    ¡qué jaleo se armó! there was a real commotion

    b) (fam) [ persona]:

    me armé un lío/una confusión I got into a mess (colloq)

    armado,-a adjetivo armed: iba armado hasta los dientes, he was armed to the teeth
    atraco a mano armada, armed robbery
    hormigón armado, reinforced concrete
    armar verbo transitivo
    1 (dar armas) to arm
    2 (ensamblar) to fit o put together, assemble
    3 fam (organizar un escándalo, un alboroto) la armaron buena, they kicked up a real fuss
    ' armado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    armada
    - brazo
    - cemento
    - conflicto
    - contienda
    - guardia
    - guerrilla
    - hormigón
    - armar
    - concreto
    English:
    armed
    - reinforced concrete
    - tooth
    - tailor
    - up
    * * *
    armado, -a
    adj
    1. [con armas] armed;
    Fig
    armado hasta los dientes armed to the teeth
    2. [con armazón] reinforced
    nm
    [pez] armed gurnard
    * * *
    adj armed
    * * *
    armado, -da adj
    1) : armed
    2) : assembled, put together
    3) PRi : obstinate, stubborn

    Spanish-English dictionary > armado

  • 17 arrasado

    adj.
    desolate, pillaged, harried.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: arrasar.
    * * *
    1→ link=arrasar arrasar
    1 (devastado) devastated, destroyed
    2 (allanado) levelled, smooth
    * * *
    Ex. The most devastated countries have seen almost no debt relief, and most of the bank's aid has come in the form of loans, not grants.
    ----
    * arrasado por la guerra = war-torn.
    * * *

    Ex: The most devastated countries have seen almost no debt relief, and most of the bank's aid has come in the form of loans, not grants.

    * arrasado por la guerra = war-torn.

    Spanish-English dictionary > arrasado

  • 18 arriesgado

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

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

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

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

    Del verbo arriesgar: ( conjugate arriesgar)

    arriesgado es:

    el participio

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


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


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

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

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

    Spanish-English dictionary > arriesgado

  • 19 arruinado

    adj.
    1 ruined, fallen, broken, in ruins.
    2 ruined.
    3 bankrupt, all through, broken, down-and-out.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: arruinar.
    * * *
    1→ link=arruinar arruinar
    1 bankrupt, broke
    2 (estropeado) ruined
    * * *
    (f. - arruinada)
    adj.
    broke, ruined
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) [persona, reputación, vida] ruined
    2) Cono Sur, Méx (=enclenque) sickly, stunted; Cono Sur (=miserable) wretched, down and out
    * * *
    = in chapter 11, devastated.
    Ex. And we all know that both U.S. Airways and United Airlines are in 'Chapter 11,' with other major airlines not far behind.
    Ex. The most devastated countries have seen almost no debt relief, and most of the bank's aid has come in the form of loans, not grants.
    * * *
    = in chapter 11, devastated.

    Ex: And we all know that both U.S. Airways and United Airlines are in 'Chapter 11,' with other major airlines not far behind.

    Ex: The most devastated countries have seen almost no debt relief, and most of the bank's aid has come in the form of loans, not grants.

    * * *

    Del verbo arruinar: ( conjugate arruinar)

    arruinado es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    arruinado    
    arruinar
    arruinar ( conjugate arruinar) verbo transitivo
    to ruin
    arruinarse verbo pronominal
    to be ruined
    arruinado,-a adjetivo bankrupt, ruined
    arruinar verbo transitivo to ruin
    ' arruinado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    arruinada
    English:
    broken
    - literally
    * * *
    arruinado, -a adj
    [persona] ruined, bankrupt; [empresa] failed, bankrupt;
    una familia arruinada a family that has seen better days
    * * *
    adj ruined, broke fam

    Spanish-English dictionary > arruinado

  • 20 asolado

    adj.
    pillaged, plundered, harried, robbed.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: asolar.
    * * *
    Ex. The most devastated countries have seen almost no debt relief, and most of the bank's aid has come in the form of loans, not grants.
    * * *

    Ex: The most devastated countries have seen almost no debt relief, and most of the bank's aid has come in the form of loans, not grants.

    * * *
    asolado, -a adj
    devastated

    Spanish-English dictionary > asolado

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