Traducción: de espanol

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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
    ————————
    A
    1 ( Alteza) Highness; (abreviatura) H
    ————————
    A
    1 ( autopista) motorway; (abreviatura) M
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    A
    ► símbolo
    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 a falta de

    = for want of, in the absence of, in default of, for lack of, short of
    Ex. A single companionship of this sort would often have three or four works in production at the same time in a busy house, so that its members rarely stood idle for want of copy.
    Ex. In the absence of, or in addition to, an ISADN an alternative number assigned by a regional or national agency may be given.
    Ex. Wire staplers were first introduced in about 1875 in default of satisfactory book-sewing machines (which were not fully developed until 1882).
    Ex. There is no danger that the scheme will collapse for lack of central organization.
    Ex. After days of contemplating the large number of variables I now believe that a leisure society is inevitable, short of global catastrophe.
    * * *
    = for want of, in the absence of, in default of, for lack of, short of

    Ex: A single companionship of this sort would often have three or four works in production at the same time in a busy house, so that its members rarely stood idle for want of copy.

    Ex: In the absence of, or in addition to, an ISADN an alternative number assigned by a regional or national agency may be given.
    Ex: Wire staplers were first introduced in about 1875 in default of satisfactory book-sewing machines (which were not fully developed until 1882).
    Ex: There is no danger that the scheme will collapse for lack of central organization.
    Ex: After days of contemplating the large number of variables I now believe that a leisure society is inevitable, short of global catastrophe.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a falta de

  • 3 a fondo

    adv.
    thoroughly, in depth, deeply, inside out.
    * * *
    (adjetival) thorough 2 (adverbial) thoroughly
    * * *
    (adj.) = fully, thoroughly, full-scale
    Ex. Although this may seem an obvious statement, there are many instances when the searcher is not fully aware of what can or might be retrieved.
    Ex. Analytical cataloguing is valuable in respect of any type of media, but many of ideas have been tested most thoroughly in the context of monographs and serials.
    Ex. Obviously, staff will have to be instructed in the use of the new system, be it word processing or a full-scale circulation system.
    * * *
    (adj.) = fully, thoroughly, full-scale

    Ex: Although this may seem an obvious statement, there are many instances when the searcher is not fully aware of what can or might be retrieved.

    Ex: Analytical cataloguing is valuable in respect of any type of media, but many of ideas have been tested most thoroughly in the context of monographs and serials.
    Ex: Obviously, staff will have to be instructed in the use of the new system, be it word processing or a full-scale circulation system.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a fondo

  • 4 a la larga

    in the long run
    * * *
    * * *
    * * *
    = 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
    Ex. For a scheme to be successfull in the long term it is vital that there should be an organisational structure to support the scheme.
    Ex. This project ought to develop over the long term from a system designed to support the exchange of entries in micro-print to a fully automated network for the processing of records.
    Ex. This is time well invested since it saves money in the end and leads to a higher success rate in providing information = Éste es tiempo bien invertido ya que ahorra dinero en última instancia y permite ofrecer una información mucho más pertinente para el usuario.
    Ex. Eventually this work on citation orders came to fruition in the rather unlikely context of a new indexing systems, PRECIS.
    Ex. Thus, the public library in this country for the next few years and for the long pull may be presented with a first-rate opportunity for greater service to its community by defining its service with reference to some qualitative standards.
    Ex. The vibration may cause the chips to work loose over a period of time, and if they have to be pushed back into their sockets, it is very easy to bend or break one of the 'legs'.
    Ex. But over the long haul you'll just find that your data is easier and cheaper to get at if you use XML.
    Ex. In the far term novel techniques are being developed to remove carbon dioxide from fuel gas or flue gas from energy conversion systems.
    Ex. Moreover, these entries must ultimately direct the searcher to his desired specific subject in the classified file.
    Ex. By and by Tom's reading and dreaming about princely life wrought such a strong effect upon him that he began to act the prince unconsciously.
    * * *
    = 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

    Ex: For a scheme to be successfull in the long term it is vital that there should be an organisational structure to support the scheme.

    Ex: This project ought to develop over the long term from a system designed to support the exchange of entries in micro-print to a fully automated network for the processing of records.
    Ex: This is time well invested since it saves money in the end and leads to a higher success rate in providing information = Éste es tiempo bien invertido ya que ahorra dinero en última instancia y permite ofrecer una información mucho más pertinente para el usuario.
    Ex: Eventually this work on citation orders came to fruition in the rather unlikely context of a new indexing systems, PRECIS.
    Ex: Thus, the public library in this country for the next few years and for the long pull may be presented with a first-rate opportunity for greater service to its community by defining its service with reference to some qualitative standards.
    Ex: The vibration may cause the chips to work loose over a period of time, and if they have to be pushed back into their sockets, it is very easy to bend or break one of the 'legs'.
    Ex: But over the long haul you'll just find that your data is easier and cheaper to get at if you use XML.
    Ex: In the far term novel techniques are being developed to remove carbon dioxide from fuel gas or flue gas from energy conversion systems.
    Ex: Moreover, these entries must ultimately direct the searcher to his desired specific subject in the classified file.
    Ex: By and by Tom's reading and dreaming about princely life wrought such a
    strong effect upon him that he began to act the prince unconsciously
    .

    Spanish-English dictionary > a la larga

  • 5 a largo plazo

    (adj.) = 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
    Ex. For a scheme to be successfull in the long term it is vital that there should be an organisational structure to support the scheme.
    Ex. This project ought to develop over the long term from a system designed to support the exchange of entries in micro-print to a fully automated network for the processing of records.
    Ex. In September 1973, the University of Washington initiated implementation of a formal long-range planing process for the total university system.
    Ex. Ostensibly, the maneuver was accomplished to curb patronage abuses and make it easier to dismiss deadwood employees in the long run.
    Ex. The use of agents is necessary but not ideal, because an agent often represents rival concerns, and aims for a quick turnover rather than long-term profitability.
    Ex. Some feel that these sessions can be 'self-defeating over the long run because they are based on a reward-punishment psychology that serves to intensify the pressure on the individual'.
    Ex. But over the long haul you'll just find that your data is easier and cheaper to get at if you use XML.
    Ex. Findings indicate that the short-run success of methadone programs does not automatically translate into long-run abstinence.
    Ex. In the far term novel techniques are being developed to remove carbon dioxide from fuel gas or flue gas from energy conversion systems.
    Ex. These processes can be viewed as near-term and far-term.
    * * *
    (adj.) = 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

    Ex: For a scheme to be successfull in the long term it is vital that there should be an organisational structure to support the scheme.

    Ex: This project ought to develop over the long term from a system designed to support the exchange of entries in micro-print to a fully automated network for the processing of records.
    Ex: In September 1973, the University of Washington initiated implementation of a formal long-range planing process for the total university system.
    Ex: Ostensibly, the maneuver was accomplished to curb patronage abuses and make it easier to dismiss deadwood employees in the long run.
    Ex: The use of agents is necessary but not ideal, because an agent often represents rival concerns, and aims for a quick turnover rather than long-term profitability.
    Ex: Some feel that these sessions can be 'self-defeating over the long run because they are based on a reward-punishment psychology that serves to intensify the pressure on the individual'.
    Ex: But over the long haul you'll just find that your data is easier and cheaper to get at if you use XML.
    Ex: Findings indicate that the short-run success of methadone programs does not automatically translate into long-run abstinence.
    Ex: In the far term novel techniques are being developed to remove carbon dioxide from fuel gas or flue gas from energy conversion systems.
    Ex: These processes can be viewed as near-term and far-term.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a largo plazo

  • 6 a mitad de camino entre

    = midway between, half way between... and...
    Ex. The indicative abstract can thus be seen as occupying a place midway between the usual form of entries in an indexing service on the one hand and a fully developed abstracting service on the other.
    Ex. Sometime in the later eighteenth century an ingenious version of stereotyping called dabbing was developed, whereby a pattern of wood or metal was dabbed into the surface of a quantity of type-metal that was half way between its solid and its molten state; the dabbed metal was then used as a matrix for striking a copy of the original in similarly half-molten metal.
    * * *
    = midway between, half way between... and...

    Ex: The indicative abstract can thus be seen as occupying a place midway between the usual form of entries in an indexing service on the one hand and a fully developed abstracting service on the other.

    Ex: Sometime in the later eighteenth century an ingenious version of stereotyping called dabbing was developed, whereby a pattern of wood or metal was dabbed into the surface of a quantity of type-metal that was half way between its solid and its molten state; the dabbed metal was then used as a matrix for striking a copy of the original in similarly half-molten metal.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a mitad de camino entre

  • 7 abalanzarse

    1 (lanzarse) to rush forward, spring forward
    2 abalanzarse sobre to rush at (león, tigre) to pounce on; (águila etc) to swoop down on
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    VPR
    1) (=lanzarse) to rush forward; [multitud] to surge forward

    abalanzarse sobre — to spring at, rush at; [ave] to pounce on

    2) Cono Sur [caballo] to rear up
    * * *
    verbo pronominal

    abalanzarse sobre alguien/algo — to leap on somebody/something

    * * *
    = careen, swoop.
    Ex. The jet ultimately shot up fully vertically -- at which point the wings snapped off and the whole works careened down into the ocean.
    Ex. Magpies are very protective of their young and may swoop on intruders if they feel threatened.
    ----
    * abalanzarse sobre = lam into, lay into, bear down on.
    * * *
    verbo pronominal

    abalanzarse sobre alguien/algo — to leap on somebody/something

    * * *
    = careen, swoop.

    Ex: The jet ultimately shot up fully vertically -- at which point the wings snapped off and the whole works careened down into the ocean.

    Ex: Magpies are very protective of their young and may swoop on intruders if they feel threatened.
    * abalanzarse sobre = lam into, lay into, bear down on.

    * * *
    la gente se abalanzó hacia las salidas people rushed o surged toward(s) the exits
    abalanzarse SOBRE algn/algo to leap ON sb/sth
    dos hombres se abalanzaron sobre el ladrón two men leapt on o threw themselves upon the thief
    se abalanzaron sobre el dinero they leaped on o fell upon the money
    * * *

    abalanzarse ( conjugate abalanzarse) verbo pronominal:

    abalanzarse sobre algn/algo to leap on sb/sth
    ■abalanzarse verbo reflexivo to rush towards
    abalanzarse hacia la puerta, to rush towards the door
    el gato se abalanzó sobre el ratón, the cat pounced on the mouse
    tenían tanta hambre que se abalanzaron sobre la comida, they were so hungry that they clambered over themselves to get at the food

    ' abalanzarse' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    lanzar
    English:
    lunge
    - pounce
    - spring
    * * *
    vpr
    1. [lanzarse] to rush, to hurl oneself;
    me abalancé hacia la salida I rushed towards the exit;
    el policía se abalanzó sobre el atracador the policeman pounced on the robber;
    los niños se abalanzaron sobre la comida the children fell upon the food
    2. [precipitarse] to rush in;
    no te abalances, piensa antes de actuar don't just rush in, think before doing anything
    * * *
    v/r rush o
    surge forward;
    abalanzarse sobre algo/alguien leap o pounce on sth/s.o.
    * * *
    abalanzarse {21} vr
    : to hurl oneself, to rush
    * * *
    1. (tirarse) to leap [pt. & pp. leapt] / to pounce
    2. (precipitarse) to rush

    Spanish-English dictionary > abalanzarse

  • 8 absolutamente todo

    pron.
    absolutely everything, everything under the sun, everything, every little bit.
    * * *
    = anything and everything, the whole works, the whole shebang, everything and the kitchen sink, the whole enchilada, the whole (kit and) caboodle, the whole nine yards, the whole shooting match, the whole banana, lock, stock and barrel
    Ex. For instance, if children are doing a project work on dogs, they will hunt out anything and everything that so much as mentions them and the bits thus mined are assiduously transcribed into project folders.
    Ex. The jet ultimately shot up fully vertically -- at which point the wings snapped off and the whole works careened down into the ocean.
    Ex. Here the goal was to use classical and quantum physics along with particle physics to describe aspects of the astrophysical universe, i.e. the whole shebang.
    Ex. You have to remember that everything and the kitchen sink has been thrown at stimulating this economy and the jobs picture still remains weak.
    Ex. Many of the building blocks for this infrastructure are already in place, but the whole enchilada is far from finished.
    Ex. To get the whole kit and caboodle working required degrees in electrical engineering and computer science.
    Ex. They're going to have department stores, and restaurants, and movie theatres, and bowling alleys, the whole nine yards, and Heaven knows what else.
    Ex. Which means I'd give the whole shooting match just to be back where I was before I quit sleeping under the stars and come into the hen-coops.
    Ex. Finally, the big bang theory posits that our universe began from nothing, that the whole banana started from zero within what's called a true vacuum.
    Ex. They then moved out of London to a council house in Basingstoke and they still live in it, but they own it now, lock, stock and barrel.
    * * *
    = anything and everything, the whole works, the whole shebang, everything and the kitchen sink, the whole enchilada, the whole (kit and) caboodle, the whole nine yards, the whole shooting match, the whole banana, lock, stock and barrel

    Ex: For instance, if children are doing a project work on dogs, they will hunt out anything and everything that so much as mentions them and the bits thus mined are assiduously transcribed into project folders.

    Ex: The jet ultimately shot up fully vertically -- at which point the wings snapped off and the whole works careened down into the ocean.
    Ex: Here the goal was to use classical and quantum physics along with particle physics to describe aspects of the astrophysical universe, i.e. the whole shebang.
    Ex: You have to remember that everything and the kitchen sink has been thrown at stimulating this economy and the jobs picture still remains weak.
    Ex: Many of the building blocks for this infrastructure are already in place, but the whole enchilada is far from finished.
    Ex: To get the whole kit and caboodle working required degrees in electrical engineering and computer science.
    Ex: They're going to have department stores, and restaurants, and movie theatres, and bowling alleys, the whole nine yards, and Heaven knows what else.
    Ex: Which means I'd give the whole shooting match just to be back where I was before I quit sleeping under the stars and come into the hen-coops.
    Ex: Finally, the big bang theory posits that our universe began from nothing, that the whole banana started from zero within what's called a true vacuum.
    Ex: They then moved out of London to a council house in Basingstoke and they still live in it, but they own it now, lock, stock and barrel.

    Spanish-English dictionary > absolutamente todo

  • 9 abuso sicológico

    m.
    verbal abuse.
    * * *
    Ex. Looking from the outside, it can be difficult to fully understand the severity of the psychological abuse and how deeply it affects us as individuals.
    * * *

    Ex: Looking from the outside, it can be difficult to fully understand the severity of the psychological abuse and how deeply it affects us as individuals.

    Spanish-English dictionary > abuso sicológico

  • 10 administrar dinero

    (v.) = manage + funds
    Ex. Command of various techniques for forecasting payments and managing funds is necessary to expend fully without overspending the annual materials budget.
    * * *
    (v.) = manage + funds

    Ex: Command of various techniques for forecasting payments and managing funds is necessary to expend fully without overspending the annual materials budget.

    Spanish-English dictionary > administrar dinero

  • 11 administrar el presupuesto

    (v.) = manage + funds
    Ex. Command of various techniques for forecasting payments and managing funds is necessary to expend fully without overspending the annual materials budget.
    * * *
    (v.) = manage + funds

    Ex: Command of various techniques for forecasting payments and managing funds is necessary to expend fully without overspending the annual materials budget.

    Spanish-English dictionary > administrar el presupuesto

  • 12 adquirir

    v.
    1 to acquire, to purchase.
    Ricardo adquirió un televisor nuevo Richard acquired a new television set.
    Silvia adquirió experiencia Silvia acquired experience.
    2 to acquire (conseguir) (conocimientos, hábito, cultura).
    3 to incur in, to fall into.
    María adquirió una deuda Mary incurred in a debt.
    4 to get.
    5 to gain in.
    Elsa adquirió peso Elsa gained in weight.
    * * *
    (i changes to ie in stressed syllables)
    Present Indicative
    adquiero, adquieres, adquiere, adquirimos, adquirís, adquieren.
    Present Subjunctive
    adquiera, adquieras, adquiera, adquiramos, adquiráis, adquieran.
    Imperative
    adquiere (tú), adquiera (él/Vd.), adquiramos (nos.), adquirid (vos.), adquieran (ellos/Vds.).
    * * *
    verb
    1) to acquire, gain
    * * *
    VT
    1) (=comprar) [+ vivienda, billete] to purchase; (Econ) [+ derechos, acciones, empresa] to acquire, purchase
    2) (=conseguir) [+ cultura, conocimientos, dinero] to acquire; [+ fama] to gain, achieve
    3) (=adoptar) [+ costumbre] to adopt; [+ carácter, identidad] to take on, acquire; [+ nacionalidad] to acquire, obtain; [+ compromiso] to undertake; [+ color] to take on

    la palabra "enchufe" adquirió el sentido que todos conocemos — the word "enchufe" took on o acquired the sense we are all familiar with

    * * *
    verbo transitivo to acquire, obtain

    adquiera su nuevo coche antes del día 30 — purchase o buy your new car before the 30th

    adquirió renombre internacional — he attained o achieved international renown

    * * *
    = acquire, assume, purchase, buy, attain, call + Nombre + Posesivo + own.
    Ex. Many libraries have special collections of foreign, unpublished or unusual materials which include items unlikely to be acquired by other libraries.
    Ex. A pseudonym is the name assumed by an author to conceal or obscure his or her identity.
    Ex. This mode of publication permits special libraries to purchase relevant parts and facilitates revision at a later date.
    Ex. Discount charges are available by contracting to buy a predetermined number of connect hours per year.
    Ex. A fully comparative account of recommendations for filing orders is likely to prove confusing until the reader has attained some familiarity with the general problems, and the solutions offered by one code.
    Ex. This 12-room penthouse of the newly renovated Mark Hotel is up for sale but it will cost you a princely sum to call it your own.
    ----
    * adquirir conocimiento = gain + knowledge, glean + knowledge, acquire + knowledge, build up + knowledge.
    * adquirir experiencia = gain + experience, cut + Posesivo + teeth (on).
    * adquirir fama = achieve + notoriety.
    * adquirir ímpetu = pick up + speed.
    * adquirir importancia = assume + importance, attain + importance, come up, take on + added weight, gain + significance, move up + the agenda, gain + importance, gain in + importance.
    * adquirir importancia histórica = make + history, go down in + history.
    * adquirir una idea = gain + impression.
    * adquirir una nueva dimensión = take on + new dimension.
    * adquirir un gusto por = get + a taste for.
    * adquirir un nuevo significado = take on + new dimension.
    * adquirir un valor añadido = take on + added weight.
    * gusto que se adquiere con el tiempo = acquired taste.
    * voz + adquirir + tono = voice + take on + quality.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo to acquire, obtain

    adquiera su nuevo coche antes del día 30 — purchase o buy your new car before the 30th

    adquirió renombre internacional — he attained o achieved international renown

    * * *
    = acquire, assume, purchase, buy, attain, call + Nombre + Posesivo + own.

    Ex: Many libraries have special collections of foreign, unpublished or unusual materials which include items unlikely to be acquired by other libraries.

    Ex: A pseudonym is the name assumed by an author to conceal or obscure his or her identity.
    Ex: This mode of publication permits special libraries to purchase relevant parts and facilitates revision at a later date.
    Ex: Discount charges are available by contracting to buy a predetermined number of connect hours per year.
    Ex: A fully comparative account of recommendations for filing orders is likely to prove confusing until the reader has attained some familiarity with the general problems, and the solutions offered by one code.
    Ex: This 12-room penthouse of the newly renovated Mark Hotel is up for sale but it will cost you a princely sum to call it your own.
    * adquirir conocimiento = gain + knowledge, glean + knowledge, acquire + knowledge, build up + knowledge.
    * adquirir experiencia = gain + experience, cut + Posesivo + teeth (on).
    * adquirir fama = achieve + notoriety.
    * adquirir ímpetu = pick up + speed.
    * adquirir importancia = assume + importance, attain + importance, come up, take on + added weight, gain + significance, move up + the agenda, gain + importance, gain in + importance.
    * adquirir importancia histórica = make + history, go down in + history.
    * adquirir una idea = gain + impression.
    * adquirir una nueva dimensión = take on + new dimension.
    * adquirir un gusto por = get + a taste for.
    * adquirir un nuevo significado = take on + new dimension.
    * adquirir un valor añadido = take on + added weight.
    * gusto que se adquiere con el tiempo = acquired taste.
    * voz + adquirir + tono = voice + take on + quality.

    * * *
    vt
    ‹artículo/propiedad› to acquire, obtain; ‹cultura/conocimientos› to acquire; ‹experiencia› to gain, acquire; ‹nacionalidad› to acquire, obtain; ‹lengua› to acquire
    ha adquirido el 13% de las acciones de Bianco he has acquired o obtained o purchased 13% of Bianco's shares
    adquiera su nuevo coche antes del día 30 purchase o buy your new car before the 30th
    ha adquirido renombre internacional he has attained o achieved international renown
    con el tiempo ha ido adquiriendo madurez y aplomo over the years he has gained in maturity and assurance
    derechos adquiridos vested o acquired rights
    * * *

     

    adquirir ( conjugate adquirir) verbo transitivo ‹casa/coche› to acquire, obtain;
    ( comprar) to purchase, buy;
    ‹conocimientos/colección/fortuna› to acquire;
    ‹ fama› to attain, achieve;
    ‹ experiencia› to gain;

    adquirir verbo transitivo
    1 to acquire
    2 frml (comprar) to purchase

    ' adquirir' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    carta
    - contagiarse
    - empeñarse
    - iniciarse
    - soltarse
    - adquiera
    - agarrar
    - asentar
    - cobrar
    - coger
    - compromiso
    - ganar
    - hábito
    - hacer
    - tomar
    - vale
    English:
    acquire
    - come by
    - edition
    - gain
    - mail order
    - form
    - lapse
    - pick
    - purchase
    - take
    * * *
    1. [comprar] to acquire, to purchase;
    ya es posible adquirir pasajes de avión a través de Internet you can now buy air tickets on the Internet;
    adquirieron el 51 por ciento de las acciones de la empresa they acquired a 51 percent shareholding in the company
    2. [conseguir] [conocimientos, hábito, cultura] to acquire;
    [éxito, popularidad] to achieve; [libertad, experiencia] to gain; [fortuna] to acquire, to come by; [nacionalidad] to obtain;
    adquirió una reputación de inflexibilidad he gained o acquired a reputation for inflexibility;
    adquirieron el compromiso de ayudarse mutualmente they committed themselves to helping each other
    * * *
    v/t
    1 acquire
    2 ( comprar) buy, purchase fml
    * * *
    adquirir {4} vt
    1) : to acquire, to gain
    2) comprar: to purchase
    * * *
    1. (llegar a tener) to acquire
    2. (comprar) to buy [pt. & pp. bought]

    Spanish-English dictionary > adquirir

  • 13 afianzar

    v.
    1 to reinforce.
    2 to consolidate.
    3 to secure, to make secure, to reinforce, to ensure.
    Elsa afianza las velas Elsa secures the sails.
    4 to bail, to give a guarantee for, to give guarantee for, to bond.
    Ricardo afianzó al preso Richard bailed the prisoner.
    5 to base, to found.
    * * *
    1 (sujetar) to strengthen, reinforce
    2 figurado to support, back
    3 (dar fianza) to stand bail for
    1 (estabilizarse) to steady oneself
    2 (convencerse) to become surer, become more convinced
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (=reforzar) to strengthen, secure; (=sostener) to support, prop up; (fig) (=apoyar) to support, back
    2) (Com) (=avalar) to guarantee, vouch for; (=ser fiador) to stand surety for
    2.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo <posición/postura> to consolidate
    2.
    afianzarse v pron prestigio/sistema to become consolidated
    * * *
    = consolidate, entrench, strengthen, solidify, firm up, place + Nombre + on a secure footing, place + Nombre + on a firmer footing, secure.
    Ex. We've eliminated the editorial proof section and consolidated that operation in the MARC verification group, so we're hoping that's going to improve the quality.
    Ex. This attitude serves to sanction and entrench methods detrimental to the quality of our catalogs.
    Ex. He proposes a research agenda that could strengthen archival appraisal and the profession's ability to document society.
    Ex. Libraries need to solidify around their new formats to integrate them fully with the mission and services.
    Ex. 'Come back after lunch and we'll firm it up' His quick sentences had the tone of entreaty = "Vuelve después del almuerzo y lo concretaremos" Sus rápidas frases tenían tono de súplica.
    Ex. The success of the service in terms of use and solid revenue generated were sufficient to place the service on a secure footing.
    Ex. Information security management has been placed on a firmer footing with the publication of standards by national bodies.
    Ex. They are responsible for putting together advertisements, securing proofs, procuring the matrices, electrotypes, and other duplicate plates needed for insertion in publications.
    ----
    * afianzar el dominio sobre = tighten + Posesivo + grip on.
    * afianzar las bases = strengthen + foundations.
    * afianzarse = gain + a foothold, establish + strong positions, find + Posesivo + feet, find + Posesivo + footing.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo <posición/postura> to consolidate
    2.
    afianzarse v pron prestigio/sistema to become consolidated
    * * *
    = consolidate, entrench, strengthen, solidify, firm up, place + Nombre + on a secure footing, place + Nombre + on a firmer footing, secure.

    Ex: We've eliminated the editorial proof section and consolidated that operation in the MARC verification group, so we're hoping that's going to improve the quality.

    Ex: This attitude serves to sanction and entrench methods detrimental to the quality of our catalogs.
    Ex: He proposes a research agenda that could strengthen archival appraisal and the profession's ability to document society.
    Ex: Libraries need to solidify around their new formats to integrate them fully with the mission and services.
    Ex: 'Come back after lunch and we'll firm it up' His quick sentences had the tone of entreaty = "Vuelve después del almuerzo y lo concretaremos" Sus rápidas frases tenían tono de súplica.
    Ex: The success of the service in terms of use and solid revenue generated were sufficient to place the service on a secure footing.
    Ex: Information security management has been placed on a firmer footing with the publication of standards by national bodies.
    Ex: They are responsible for putting together advertisements, securing proofs, procuring the matrices, electrotypes, and other duplicate plates needed for insertion in publications.
    * afianzar el dominio sobre = tighten + Posesivo + grip on.
    * afianzar las bases = strengthen + foundations.
    * afianzarse = gain + a foothold, establish + strong positions, find + Posesivo + feet, find + Posesivo + footing.

    * * *
    afianzar [A4 ]
    vt
    ‹prestigio/relación› to consolidate
    para afianzar su posición en la empresa to consolidate her position in the firm
    las tareas sirven para afianzar lo explicado en clase the purpose of the homework is to reinforce o consolidate what has been taught in class
    esta novela lo ha afianzado como escritor this novel has consolidated his reputation as a writer
    afianzó un pie en la cornisa he got a firm foothold on the ledge
    ■ afianzarse
    «prestigio/sistema» to consolidate itself, to become consolidated
    se fue afianzando cada vez más en esa convicción he became more and more convinced of it
    * * *

    afianzar ( conjugate afianzar) verbo transitivo ‹posición/postura› to consolidate
    afianzarse verbo pronominal [prestigio/sistema] to become consolidated
    afianzar verbo transitivo to strengthen, reinforce
    ' afianzar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    asegurar
    English:
    bond
    * * *
    ♦ vt
    1. [construcción] to reinforce;
    afianzaron los cimientos they reinforced the foundations
    2. [posición] to make secure;
    [relación] to consolidate;
    afianzó el pie en el escalón he steadied his foot on the step;
    la empresa ha afianzado su liderazgo en el sector the company has consolidated its market leadership;
    el tratado afianza las relaciones entre los dos países the treaty consolidates relations between the two countries
    * * *
    v/t fig
    strengthen
    * * *
    afianzar {21} vt
    1) : to secure, to strengthen
    2) : to guarantee, to vouch for

    Spanish-English dictionary > afianzar

  • 14 agencia patrocinadora

    (n.) = sponsoring agency, funding body, funding agency
    Ex. Sometimes the following additional data are also present: sponsoring agency, and its report number.
    Ex. Many librarians in smaller specialised libraries have to work with limited and diminishing resources, often because the importance of the service is not fully understood by the funding body.
    Ex. This also allows funding agencies to place programs into perspective and to evaluate the effects of cutting monies from or adding monies to the budget.
    * * *
    (n.) = sponsoring agency, funding body, funding agency

    Ex: Sometimes the following additional data are also present: sponsoring agency, and its report number.

    Ex: Many librarians in smaller specialised libraries have to work with limited and diminishing resources, often because the importance of the service is not fully understood by the funding body.
    Ex: This also allows funding agencies to place programs into perspective and to evaluate the effects of cutting monies from or adding monies to the budget.

    Spanish-English dictionary > agencia patrocinadora

  • 15 alcanzar

    v.
    1 to catch up with (igualarse con).
    ¿a que no me alcanzas? bet you can't catch me!
    Yo alcanzo a Ricardo I catch up with Richard.
    2 to reach (llegar a).
    alcanzar la meta to reach the finishing line
    lo alcancé con una escalera I used a ladder to reach it
    alcanzó la costa a nado he swam to the coast
    este coche alcanza los 200 km/h this car can do up to o reach 200 km/h
    el desempleo ha alcanzado un máximo histórico unemployment is at o has reached an all-time high
    3 to achieve (lograr) (objetivo).
    alcanzar la fama/el éxito to achieve fame/success
    4 to hit.
    le alcanzaron dos disparos he was hit by two shots
    5 to reach up to, to reach, to reach at, to get at.
    Yo alcanzo el techo I reach up to the ceiling.
    6 to have enough.
    Me alcanzó la gasolina I had enough gas.
    7 to attain, to come to, to achieve, to get.
    Alcanzo la felicidad I attain happiness.
    8 to get to, to come up to, to come to.
    Alcancé la frontera I got to the border.
    9 to reach up for, to get.
    Yo alcancé la caja sobre el armario I reached up for the box above the armoire.
    10 to manage to, to be able to, to get to.
    Mario alcanzó ver el ocaso Mario managed to see the sunset.
    11 to be enough.
    Alcanzó la comida There was enough food.
    12 to fit.
    Yo alcanzo I fit
    13 to pass, to hand, to hand over.
    María alcanzó la sal Mary passed the salt.
    * * *
    1 (gen) to reach
    2 (persona) to catch up, catch up with
    3 (pasar) to pass, hand over
    4 (entender) to understand, grasp
    5 (conseguir) to attain, achieve
    6 (golpear) to hit
    7 (afectar) to affect
    1 (ser suficiente) to be sufficient ( para, for), be enough ( para, for), suffice ( para, for)
    2 (ser capaz) to manage, succeed
    * * *
    verb
    3) achieve, attain
    4) suffice, be enough
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) [en carrera]
    a) [+ persona] (=llegar a la altura de) to catch up (with)

    la alcancé cuando salía por la puerta — I caught up with her o I caught her up just as she was going out of the door

    b) [+ ladrón, autobús, tren] to catch
    2) (=llegar a) [+ cima, límite, edad] to reach

    puede alcanzar una velocidad de 200km/h — it can reach speeds of up to 200km/h

    las montañas alcanzan los 5.000m — the mountains rise to 5,000m

    • alcanzar la mayoría de edad — to come of age

    • alcanzó la orilla a nado — he made it to the shore by swimming, he swam back to the shore

    • no llegó a alcanzar la pubertad — he never made it as far as puberty

    3) (=conseguir) [+ acuerdo] to reach; [+ éxito, objetivo] to achieve

    las expectativas no se corresponden con los resultados alcanzados — the expectations are out of proportion with the results that have been achieved

    • alcanzar la fama — to find fame, become famous

    4) (=afectar) to affect
    5) [bala] to hit
    6) esp LAm (=dar) to pass

    alcánzame la sal, por favor — could you pass (me) the salt, please?

    ¿me alcanzas las tijeras? — could you pass me the scissors?

    7) * (=entender) to grasp, understand
    2. VI
    1) (=llegar) to reach (a, hasta as far as)

    • hasta donde alcanza la vista — as far as the eye can see

    2)

    • alcanzar a hacer algo — to manage to do sth

    3) (=ser suficiente) to be enough

    • con dos botellas alcanzará para todos — two bottles will be enough for everyone

    ¿te alcanza para el tren? — esp LAm have you got enough money for the train?

    4) LAm (=ascender)

    ¿a cuánto alcanza todo? — how much does it all come to?

    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) < persona> ( llegar a la altura de) to catch up with, to catch... up (BrE); (pillar, agarrar) to catch
    b) (en tarea, estatura) to catch up with
    2) ( llegar a) < lugar> to reach, get to; <temperatura/nivel/edad> to reach

    alcanza una velocidad de... — it reaches a speed of...

    3) (conseguir, obtener) <objetivo/éxito> to achieve; < acuerdo> to reach
    4) (acercar, pasar)

    alcanzarle algo a alguien — to pass somebody something, to pass something to somebody

    ¿me alcanzas el libro? — could you pass me the book?

    5)
    a) bala/misil to hit
    b) ( afectar) to affect
    2.
    1) ( llegar)

    está muy alto, no alcanzo — it's too high, I can't reach it

    alcanzar a + inf — to manage to + inf

    2) ( ser suficiente) comida/provisones to be enough

    con una limpiadita, alcanza — just a quick clean will do

    * * *
    = attain, gain, reach, run to, catch up with, reach for.
    Ex. A fully comparative account of recommendations for filing orders is likely to prove confusing until the reader has attained some familiarity with the general problems, and the solutions offered by one code.
    Ex. To many, therefore, this emphasis on information can provide a much-needed opportunity to gain the public library new influence and respect.
    Ex. This is in part due to the different stages of development reached by different libraries.
    Ex. Obviously a book on the chemistry of mercury which runs to 200 pages will give less detail than one which runs to 600 pages.
    Ex. The information centre is now catching up with the belief of its 1984 architect that it would be an electronic library.
    Ex. She said that a man came in with a ski mask on but that she was able to scare him away when she reached for a baseball bat.
    ----
    * alcanzar a ver = glimpse.
    * alcanzar + Cantidad = run into + Cantidad.
    * alcanzar cotas más altas = raise to + greater heights.
    * alcanzar dimensiones épicas = reach + epic proportions.
    * alcanzar el culmen de = reach + the pinnacle of, reach + the height of.
    * alcanzar el destino de Uno = reach + Posesivo + destination.
    * alcanzar el estrellato = rise to + stardom, reach + stardom.
    * alcanzar el límite de = reach + the limits of.
    * alcanzar el límite de + Posesivo + capacidad = stretch + Nombre + beyond the breaking point, stretch + Nombre + to breaking point, stretch + Nombre + to the limit.
    * alcanzar el límite de + Posesivo + posibilidades = reach + the limits of + Posesivo + potential.
    * alcanzar el máximo = reach + a head.
    * alcanzar el momento cumbre = reach + summit.
    * alcanzar el punto crítico = come to + a head.
    * alcanzar el punto culminante = climax.
    * alcanzar el punto de ebullición = reach + boiling point.
    * alcanzar el punto más álgido = peak, come into + full bloom.
    * alcanzar la cifra de = total.
    * alcanzar la cumbre de = reach + the pinnacle of, reach + the height of.
    * alcanzar la cúspide de = reach + the pinnacle of, reach + the height of.
    * alcanzar la fama = rise to + stardom, reach + stardom.
    * alcanzar la madurez = come to + maturity, bring to + maturity, achieve + maturity, reach + maturity.
    * alcanzar la mayoría de edad = come of + age.
    * alcanzar la plenitud = come to + full flower.
    * alcanzar masa crítica = reach + critical mass, achieve + critical mass.
    * alcanzar mayores cotas = rise to + greater heights.
    * alcanzar niveles mínimos = reach + a low ebb.
    * alcanzar popularidad = catch on.
    * alcanzar + Posesivo + apogeo = peak.
    * alcanzar + Posesivo + fin = reach + Posesivo + end.
    * alcanzar + Posesivo + mejor momento = peak.
    * alcanzar + Posesivo + mejor momento demasiado pronto = peak + too early.
    * alcanzar + Posesivo + punto álgido = reach + Posesivo + peak.
    * alcanzar proporciones alarmantes = reach + alarming proportions.
    * alcanzar proporciones catastróficas = reach + catastrophic proportions.
    * alcanzar proporciones de crisis = grow to + crisis proportions.
    * alcanzar proporciones desmesuradas = reach + epic proportions.
    * alcanzar proporciones épicas = reach + epic proportions.
    * alcanzar proporciones exageradas = reach + epic proportions.
    * alcanzar su auge = reach + Posesivo + height.
    * alcanzar una conclusión = reach + conclusion, arrive at + conclusion.
    * alcanzar una cota = hit + high.
    * alcanzar una coyuntura crítica = reach + a critical juncture.
    * alcanzar un acuerdo = reach + agreement, reach + compromise, hammer out + agreement.
    * alcanzar una decisión = arrive at + decision.
    * alcanzar una meta = accomplish + goal, achieve + goal, meet + Posesivo + goal.
    * alcanzar una solución = arrive at + a solution.
    * alcanzar un compromiso = reach + agreement.
    * alcanzar un objetivo = attain + goal.
    * alcanzar un precio = fetch + Dinero.
    * hasta donde alcance = to the limits of.
    * hasta donde alcanza la vista = as far as the eye can see.
    * intentar alcanzar = reach for.
    * no alcanzar a + Infinitivo (con mucho) = fall (far) short of + Gerundio.
    * un medio para alcanzar un fin = a means to an end.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) < persona> ( llegar a la altura de) to catch up with, to catch... up (BrE); (pillar, agarrar) to catch
    b) (en tarea, estatura) to catch up with
    2) ( llegar a) < lugar> to reach, get to; <temperatura/nivel/edad> to reach

    alcanza una velocidad de... — it reaches a speed of...

    3) (conseguir, obtener) <objetivo/éxito> to achieve; < acuerdo> to reach
    4) (acercar, pasar)

    alcanzarle algo a alguien — to pass somebody something, to pass something to somebody

    ¿me alcanzas el libro? — could you pass me the book?

    5)
    a) bala/misil to hit
    b) ( afectar) to affect
    2.
    1) ( llegar)

    está muy alto, no alcanzo — it's too high, I can't reach it

    alcanzar a + inf — to manage to + inf

    2) ( ser suficiente) comida/provisones to be enough

    con una limpiadita, alcanza — just a quick clean will do

    * * *
    = attain, gain, reach, run to, catch up with, reach for.

    Ex: A fully comparative account of recommendations for filing orders is likely to prove confusing until the reader has attained some familiarity with the general problems, and the solutions offered by one code.

    Ex: To many, therefore, this emphasis on information can provide a much-needed opportunity to gain the public library new influence and respect.
    Ex: This is in part due to the different stages of development reached by different libraries.
    Ex: Obviously a book on the chemistry of mercury which runs to 200 pages will give less detail than one which runs to 600 pages.
    Ex: The information centre is now catching up with the belief of its 1984 architect that it would be an electronic library.
    Ex: She said that a man came in with a ski mask on but that she was able to scare him away when she reached for a baseball bat.
    * alcanzar a ver = glimpse.
    * alcanzar + Cantidad = run into + Cantidad.
    * alcanzar cotas más altas = raise to + greater heights.
    * alcanzar dimensiones épicas = reach + epic proportions.
    * alcanzar el culmen de = reach + the pinnacle of, reach + the height of.
    * alcanzar el destino de Uno = reach + Posesivo + destination.
    * alcanzar el estrellato = rise to + stardom, reach + stardom.
    * alcanzar el límite de = reach + the limits of.
    * alcanzar el límite de + Posesivo + capacidad = stretch + Nombre + beyond the breaking point, stretch + Nombre + to breaking point, stretch + Nombre + to the limit.
    * alcanzar el límite de + Posesivo + posibilidades = reach + the limits of + Posesivo + potential.
    * alcanzar el máximo = reach + a head.
    * alcanzar el momento cumbre = reach + summit.
    * alcanzar el punto crítico = come to + a head.
    * alcanzar el punto culminante = climax.
    * alcanzar el punto de ebullición = reach + boiling point.
    * alcanzar el punto más álgido = peak, come into + full bloom.
    * alcanzar la cifra de = total.
    * alcanzar la cumbre de = reach + the pinnacle of, reach + the height of.
    * alcanzar la cúspide de = reach + the pinnacle of, reach + the height of.
    * alcanzar la fama = rise to + stardom, reach + stardom.
    * alcanzar la madurez = come to + maturity, bring to + maturity, achieve + maturity, reach + maturity.
    * alcanzar la mayoría de edad = come of + age.
    * alcanzar la plenitud = come to + full flower.
    * alcanzar masa crítica = reach + critical mass, achieve + critical mass.
    * alcanzar mayores cotas = rise to + greater heights.
    * alcanzar niveles mínimos = reach + a low ebb.
    * alcanzar popularidad = catch on.
    * alcanzar + Posesivo + apogeo = peak.
    * alcanzar + Posesivo + fin = reach + Posesivo + end.
    * alcanzar + Posesivo + mejor momento = peak.
    * alcanzar + Posesivo + mejor momento demasiado pronto = peak + too early.
    * alcanzar + Posesivo + punto álgido = reach + Posesivo + peak.
    * alcanzar proporciones alarmantes = reach + alarming proportions.
    * alcanzar proporciones catastróficas = reach + catastrophic proportions.
    * alcanzar proporciones de crisis = grow to + crisis proportions.
    * alcanzar proporciones desmesuradas = reach + epic proportions.
    * alcanzar proporciones épicas = reach + epic proportions.
    * alcanzar proporciones exageradas = reach + epic proportions.
    * alcanzar su auge = reach + Posesivo + height.
    * alcanzar una conclusión = reach + conclusion, arrive at + conclusion.
    * alcanzar una cota = hit + high.
    * alcanzar una coyuntura crítica = reach + a critical juncture.
    * alcanzar un acuerdo = reach + agreement, reach + compromise, hammer out + agreement.
    * alcanzar una decisión = arrive at + decision.
    * alcanzar una meta = accomplish + goal, achieve + goal, meet + Posesivo + goal.
    * alcanzar una solución = arrive at + a solution.
    * alcanzar un compromiso = reach + agreement.
    * alcanzar un objetivo = attain + goal.
    * alcanzar un precio = fetch + Dinero.
    * hasta donde alcance = to the limits of.
    * hasta donde alcanza la vista = as far as the eye can see.
    * intentar alcanzar = reach for.
    * no alcanzar a + Infinitivo (con mucho) = fall (far) short of + Gerundio.
    * un medio para alcanzar un fin = a means to an end.

    * * *
    alcanzar [A4 ]
    vt
    A
    1 ‹persona› (llegar a la altura de) to catch up with, to catch … up ( BrE); (pillar, agarrar) to catch
    a este paso no los vamos a alcanzar nunca at this rate we'll never catch up with them o catch them up
    ¡a que no me alcanzas! bet you can't catch me! ( colloq)
    2 (en los estudios, en una tarea) to catch … up, to catch up with; (en estatura) to catch up with
    empecé después que tú y ya te alcancé I started after you and I've caught up with you already
    ¡qué alto está! cualquier día alcanzará a su hermano look how tall he's getting! he'll be catching up with his brother soon!
    B
    1 ‹lugar› to reach, get to
    los bomberos habían logrado alcanzar el segundo piso the firemen had managed to reach o get up to the second floor
    a pesar del tráfico alcancé el avión/tren despite the traffic I managed to catch the plane/train
    lo alcancé con un palo I used a pole to get at it o reach it
    2 ‹temperatura› to reach; ‹edad/pubertad› to reach
    el termómetro alcanzó los 40 grados the thermometer got up to o reached o registered 40 degrees
    estos árboles alcanzan una gran altura these trees can reach o grow to a great height
    algunos lagos alcanzan los 300 metros de profundidad some lakes are as deep as 300 meters o reach depths of 300 meters
    un libro donde la estupidez alcanza su máxima expresión a book in which stupidity reaches its peak o which is the ultimate in stupidity
    el aire expulsado alcanza una velocidad de 120 km/h the air expelled reaches a speed of 120 kph
    el proyectil alcanzaba distancias de casi 1.000 metros the projectile could reach distances of o had a range of almost 1,000 meters
    alcanzar la mayoría de edad to come of age, to reach the age of majority
    3 (conseguir, obtener) ‹objetivo/resultado› to achieve; ‹acuerdo› to reach; ‹fama/éxito› to achieve
    alcanzó todas las metas que se propuso en la vida he achieved all the goals he set himself in life
    los resultados alcanzados hasta ahora son excelentes the results achieved o attained up to now have been excellent
    los acuerdos alcanzados en materia de desarme the agreements reached in the field of disarmament
    se pretende alcanzar una recaudación de 100 millones de pesos they are hoping to take in ( AmE) o ( BrE) take as much as 100 million pesos
    los candidatos no alcanzaban el nivel requerido the candidates did not reach o meet the required standard
    C (acercar, pasar) alcanzarle algo A algn to pass sb sth, to pass sth TO sb
    ¿me alcanzas ese libro? could you pass me that book?
    D
    1 «bala/misil» to hit
    el número de barcos alcanzados por misiles the number of ships hit by missiles
    2
    (afectar): la medida ha alcanzado a la clase trabajadora the measure has affected the working classes
    ■ alcanzar
    vi
    A
    (llegar): está muy alto, no alcanzo it's too high, I can't reach it
    hasta donde alcanzaba la vista as far as the eye could see
    alcanzar A + INF to manage to + INF
    no alcanzó a terminar she didn't manage to finish
    hasta donde alcanzo a ver, la situación no tiene arreglo as far as I can see there's no solution
    algo que la mente humana no alcanza a entender something which the human mind cannot comprehend
    B
    (ser suficiente): el pollo no alcanzará para todos there won't be enough chicken for everyone o to go round
    el sueldo no le alcanza he can't manage o get by on his salary
    me alcanzará hasta final de mes it will see me through to the end of the month
    no me alcanza el papel para envolver el regalo I haven't got enough paper to wrap the present in
    con que le des una limpiadita, alcanza if you give it a quick clean, that will do o that will be good enough
    * * *

     

    alcanzar ( conjugate alcanzar) verbo transitivo
    1
    a) ‹ persona› ( llegar a la altura de) to catch up with, to catch … up (BrE);

    (pillar, agarrar) to catch;

    ¡a que no me alcanzas! I bet you can't catch me! (colloq)
    b) (en tarea, estatura) to catch up with

    2 ( llegar a) ‹ lugar› to reach, get to;
    ‹temperatura/nivel/edad› to reach;

    estos árboles alcanzan una gran altura these trees can reach o grow to a great height;
    alcanzar la mayoría de edad to come of age
    3 (conseguir, obtener) ‹objetivo/éxito› to achieve;
    ‹ acuerdo› to reach
    4 (acercar, pasar) alcanzarle algo a algn to pass sb sth, to pass sth to sb
    verbo intransitivo
    1 ( llegar con la mano) to reach;

    alcanzar a hacer algo to manage to do sth
    2 ( ser suficiente) [comida/provisones] to be enough;

    alcanzar
    I verbo transitivo
    1 to reach
    2 (coger a una persona) to catch up with
    3 (llegar hasta una cantidad) to be up to: su biblioteca alcanza los tres mil ejemplares, his library is up to three thousand volumes
    4 (acercar algo) to pass: alcánzame una silla, pass me a chair
    5 (lograr) to attain, achieve
    II vi (ser suficiente) to be sufficient: ese dinero no alcanza para un piso, this money isn't enough to buy a flat
    ' alcanzar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    atinar
    - cobrar
    - conseguir
    - llegar
    - situarse
    - alargar
    - caza
    - cumplir
    - dar
    English:
    achieve
    - arm-twisting
    - attain
    - authoritarian
    - blossom
    - catch up
    - come up to
    - get at
    - last
    - means
    - reach
    - rise
    - short
    - strike
    - catch
    - come
    - command
    - do
    - eke out
    - elusive
    - fulfill
    - glimpse
    - hit
    - level
    - manageable
    - see
    - stretch
    - strive
    * * *
    ♦ vt
    1. [igualarse con] to catch up with;
    si estudias duro, alcanzarás a tu hermana if you study hard you'll catch up with your sister;
    ¿a que no me alcanzas? bet you can't catch me!;
    vayan ustedes delante que ya los alcanzaré you go on ahead, I'll catch you up
    2. [llegar a] to reach;
    [autobús, tren] to manage to catch;
    alcanzar el autobús to catch the bus;
    lo alcancé con una escalera I used a ladder to reach it;
    los termómetros alcanzarán mañana los 30 grados the temperature tomorrow will reach o go as high as 30 degrees;
    alcanzar la meta to reach the finishing line;
    alcanzar un precio alto [en subasta] to sell for o obtain a high price;
    alcanzó la costa a nado he swam to the coast;
    su sueldo no alcanza el salario mínimo she earns less than the minimum wage;
    este coche alcanza los 200 km/h this car can do up to o reach 200 km/h;
    el desempleo ha alcanzado un máximo histórico unemployment is at o has reached an all-time high
    3. [lograr] to obtain;
    alcanzar un objetivo to achieve a goal;
    alcanzó su sueño tras años de trabajo after years of work, he achieved his dream;
    el equipo alcanzó su segundo campeonato consecutivo the team won o achieved their second championship in a row;
    alcanzar la fama/el éxito to achieve fame/success;
    alcanzar la madurez to come of age, to reach maturity
    4. [entregar] to pass;
    alcánzame la sal could you pass me the salt?;
    alcánzame ese jarrón, que no llego hasta el estante could you get that vase down for me, I can't reach the shelf
    5. [golpear, dar] to hit;
    el proyectil alcanzó de lleno el centro de la ciudad the shell exploded right in the centre of the city;
    le alcanzaron dos disparos he was hit by two shots;
    el árbol fue alcanzado por un rayo the tree was struck by lightning
    6. [afectar] to affect;
    la epidemia no les alcanzó they were unaffected by the epidemic;
    la sequía no alcanza a esta provincia this province has been untouched by the drought
    ♦ vi
    1. [ser suficiente]
    alcanzar para algo/alguien to be enough for sth/sb;
    el sueldo no me alcanza para llegar a fin de mes my salary isn't enough to make ends meet;
    no sé si alcanzará para todos I don't know if there'll be enough for everyone
    2. [poder]
    alcanzar a hacer algo to manage to do sth;
    alcancé a verlo unos segundos I managed to see him for a few seconds;
    no alcanzo a comprender por qué I can't begin to understand why;
    no alcanzo a ver lo que quieres decir I can't quite see what you mean
    3. [llegar]
    está tan alto que no alcanzo it's too high for me to reach, it's so high up I can't reach it;
    hasta donde alcanza la vista as far as the eye can see;
    hasta donde alcanzo a recordar as far back as I can remember
    * * *
    I v/t a alguien catch up with; lugar reach, get to; en nivel reach; objetivo achieve; cantidad amount to;
    alcanzar la cifra de amount to, stand at
    II v/i
    1 en altura reach
    2 en cantidad be enough;
    el dinero no alcanza I/we etc can’t afford it
    3
    :
    alcanzar a oír/ver manage to hear/see
    * * *
    alcanzar {21} vt
    1) : to reach
    2) : to catch up with
    3) lograr: to achieve, to attain
    1) dar: to suffice, to be enough
    2)
    alcanzar a : to manage to
    * * *
    1. (en general) to reach
    2. (conseguir) to achieve
    3. (pillar) to catch up [pt. & pp. caught]
    4. (bastar) to be enough

    Spanish-English dictionary > alcanzar

  • 16 alfabetización de adultos

    (n.) = adult literacy, adult literacy teaching
    Ex. The fact that 50-70% of students who start adult literacy programmes drop out suggests that this is a place where libraries could get involved to a large extent.
    Ex. As libraries cannot be considered in isolation from their environment, the 'problem' does not necessarily belong fully to librarianship; it may relate to the background factors, eg adult literacy teaching and public libraries.
    * * *
    (n.) = adult literacy, adult literacy teaching

    Ex: The fact that 50-70% of students who start adult literacy programmes drop out suggests that this is a place where libraries could get involved to a large extent.

    Ex: As libraries cannot be considered in isolation from their environment, the 'problem' does not necessarily belong fully to librarianship; it may relate to the background factors, eg adult literacy teaching and public libraries.

    Spanish-English dictionary > alfabetización de adultos

  • 17 alfombrado

    adj.
    carpeted.
    m.
    carpeting.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: alfombrar.
    * * *
    1 (acción) carpeting
    ————————
    1→ link=alfombrar alfombrar
    ► adjetivo
    1 carpeted
    1 (acción) carpeting
    * * *
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo carpeted

    estaba totalmente alfombrada — it was fully carpeted o had wall-to-wall carpeting throughout

    II
    masculino carpeting
    * * *
    Ex. Colours are discussed, and noise level (and its reduction by carpeting, acoustic tiling and baffles).
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo carpeted

    estaba totalmente alfombrada — it was fully carpeted o had wall-to-wall carpeting throughout

    II
    masculino carpeting
    * * *

    Ex: Colours are discussed, and noise level (and its reduction by carpeting, acoustic tiling and baffles).

    * * *
    ( AmL) carpeted
    la casa estaba totalmente alfombrada ( AmL); the house was fully carpeted o had wall-to-wall carpeting throughout
    carpeting
    con un suntuoso alfombrado with luxurious carpeting
    * * *

    Del verbo alfombrar: ( conjugate alfombrar)

    alfombrado es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    alfombrado    
    alfombrar
    alfombrado
    ◊ -da adjetivo

    carpeted
    alfombrar ( conjugate alfombrar) verbo transitivo
    to carpet

    * * *
    alfombrado, -a
    ♦ adj
    carpeted;
    una calle alfombrada de flores a street carpeted with flowers
    ♦ nm
    carpets, carpeting
    * * *
    m L.Am.
    carpeting, carpets pl
    * * *
    : carpeting

    Spanish-English dictionary > alfombrado

  • 18 alternativa

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

    tomar la alternativa — to become a fully qualified bullfighter

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

    las alternativas de la política — the ups and downs o vicissitudes of politics

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

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

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

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

     

    alternativa sustantivo femenino ( opción) alternative;

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

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

    Spanish-English dictionary > alternativa

  • 19 amañado

    adj.
    1 skillful, skilful.
    2 crafty, artful, cunning, shrewd.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: amañar.
    * * *
    1→ link=amañar amañar
    ► adjetivo
    1 (mañoso) skilful (US skillful)
    2 (falsificado) faked, fake
    * * *
    (f. - amañada)
    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=falso) fake, faked
    2) (=diestro) skilful, skillful (EEUU), clever
    3) [resultado, pelea] fixed, rigged
    * * *
    = rigged.
    Ex. In addition, he suggests that the City men who made the markets spin exploited the gullible through insider dealing and rigged markets.
    * * *

    Ex: In addition, he suggests that the City men who made the markets spin exploited the gullible through insider dealing and rigged markets.

    * * *
    amañado, -a adj
    1. [manipulado] [elecciones, resultado] rigged;
    [partido] fixed
    2. [mañoso] resourceful
    3. Col [adaptado] acclimatized;
    está perfectamente amañada she's fully acclimatized

    Spanish-English dictionary > amañado

  • 20 ampliamente

    adv.
    1 easily.
    aquí cabe todo ampliamente there's more than enough room for everything here
    2 widely (extensamente) (aceptado, admitido).
    3 largely, thoroughly, amply, broadly.
    * * *
    ► adverbio
    1 largely
    * * *
    adv.
    widely, extensively
    * * *
    ADV (=cumplidamente) amply; (=extensamente) extensively
    * * *
    a) ( con holgura) easily
    b) ( extensamente) at (great) length
    * * *
    = amply, richly.
    Ex. As amply demonstrated in the examples above, the notation in CC is mixed.
    Ex. This is a simply written, richly illustrated weekly tabloid newspaper covering domestic and foreign affairs, sport, culture, everyday matters and television programmes.
    ----
    * ampliamente aceptado = widely accepted.
    * ampliamente generalizado = rife.
    * ampliamente usado = widely-used.
    * ser un hecho ampliamente aceptado = it + be + widely agreed.
    * ser un hecho ampliamente reconocido = it + be + widely recognised.
    * * *
    a) ( con holgura) easily
    b) ( extensamente) at (great) length
    * * *
    = amply, richly.

    Ex: As amply demonstrated in the examples above, the notation in CC is mixed.

    Ex: This is a simply written, richly illustrated weekly tabloid newspaper covering domestic and foreign affairs, sport, culture, everyday matters and television programmes.
    * ampliamente aceptado = widely accepted.
    * ampliamente generalizado = rife.
    * ampliamente usado = widely-used.
    * ser un hecho ampliamente aceptado = it + be + widely agreed.
    * ser un hecho ampliamente reconocido = it + be + widely recognised.

    * * *
    1 (con holgura) easily
    ganaron el partido ampliamente they won the game easily
    paso ampliamente de ti ( Esp fam); I couldn't care less o two hoots what you think ( o want etc) ( colloq)
    2 (extensamente) at (great) length
    * * *
    1. [con espacio] easily;
    aquí cabe todo ampliamente there's more than enough room for everything here;
    batió el récord del mundo ampliamente she easily beat the world record, she beat the world record by some distance
    2. [extensamente] [aceptado, debatido] widely;
    el público ha sido informado ampliamente the public has been fully informed;
    la eficacia del método ha quedado ampliamente demostrada the method has clearly been shown to be effective
    3. Fam [mucho]
    paso ampliamente de hablar con ella there's no way I'm talking to her
    * * *
    adv widely

    Spanish-English dictionary > ampliamente

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