Traducción: de espanol

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  • 1 cuenta

    f.
    1 count.
    echar cuentas to reckon up
    llevar/perder la cuenta de to keep/lose count of
    cuenta atrás countdown
    2 sum.
    3 account (finance, Com & Inform).
    abonar/cargar algo en cuenta a alguien to credit/debit something to somebody's account
    abrir una cuenta to open an account
    llevar las cuentas to keep the books
    pagar mil euros a cuenta to pay a thousand euros down
    cuenta bancaria bank account
    cuenta comercial business account
    cuenta conjunta joint account
    cuenta de crédito current account with an overdraft facility
    cuenta de depósito deposit account
    cuenta deudora overdrawn account
    cuenta de explotación operating statement
    cuenta de inversión investment account
    cuenta de pérdidas y ganancias profit and loss account
    cuenta a plazo fijo deposit account
    4 bill (factura).
    domiciliar una cuenta to pay an account by direct debit
    pasar la cuenta to send the bill
    cuenta por cobrar/pagar account receivable/payable
    cuenta de gastos expense account
    5 responsibility.
    déjalo de mi cuenta leave it to me
    trabajar por cuenta propia/ajena to be self-employed/an employee
    6 bead.
    7 calculation.
    pres.indicat.
    3rd person singular (él/ella/ello) present indicative of spanish verb: contar.
    imperat.
    2nd person singular (tú) Imperative of Spanish verb: contar.
    * * *
    1 (bancaria) account
    2 (factura) bill
    3 (cálculo) count, counting
    \
    caer en la cuenta to realize
    ■ y entonces caí en la cuenta de que... and then I realized that..., and then it dawned on me that...
    cargar algo en cuenta de alguien to charge something to somebody's account
    dar a cuenta to give on account
    dar cuenta de algo (comunicar) to report something 2 (acabar) to polish something off
    habida cuenta de taking into account
    hacer cuentas to do sums
    la cuenta de la vieja familiar counting on one's fingers
    más de la cuenta too much, too many
    pasar la cuenta to send the bill
    pedir cuentas to ask for an explanation
    por cuenta de la casa on the house
    por la cuenta que le trae in one's own interest
    sacar cuentas to work out
    tener en cuenta to take into account
    trabajar por cuenta propia to be self-employed
    traer cuenta to be worthwhile
    cuenta al descubierto overdrawn account
    cuenta atrás countdown
    cuenta corriente current account
    cuenta bancaria bank account
    * * *
    noun f.
    2) bill, check
    * * *
    SF
    1) (Mat) (=operación) calculation, sum

    • echar o hacer cuentas, vamos a hacer cuentas de lo que ha costado la fiesta — let's work out how much the party cost

    no paraba de echar cuentas con los dedos — she kept doing sums o adding things up on her fingers

    la cuenta de la vieja —

    su hijo tiene 35, así que por la cuenta de la vieja ella debe de tener 60 — her son's 35, so I guess she must be 60

    claro 1., 2), c)
    2) (=cálculo) count

    • llevar la cuenta (de algo) — to keep count (of sth)

    • perder la cuenta (de algo) — to lose count (of sth)

    • salir a cuenta, sale más a cuenta — it works out cheaper

    más de la cuenta —

    salirle las cuentas a algn —

    3) (=factura) bill; [de restaurante] bill, check (EEUU)

    ¿nos puede traer la cuenta? — could we have o could you bring us the bill, please?

    • pasar la cuenta a algn — to send sb the bill

    • pedir la cuenta — to ask for the bill

    • vivir a cuenta de algn — to live at sb's expense

    4) (Econ) [en banco] account

    "únicamente en cuenta del beneficiario" — "payee only"

    • a cuenta — on account

    • abonar una cantidad en cuenta a algn — to credit a sum to sb's account

    • abrir una cuenta — to open an account

    • liquidar una cuenta — to settle an account

    cuenta corriente — current account, checking account (EEUU)

    cuenta de ahorro(s) — deposit account, savings account

    cuenta de crédito — credit account, loan account

    cuenta pendiente — unpaid bill, outstanding account

    5) (Internet) account
    6) [en disputa]

    • ajustar cuentas con algn — to settle one's scores with sb

    • arreglar las cuentas a algn — Méx * to punish sb

    • tener cuentas pendientes con algn — to have unfinished business with sb

    • no querer cuentas con algn — to want nothing to do with sb

    7) (=explicación)

    • dar cuenta de algo — (=informar) to recount sth, report sth; (=acabar) to finish sth off

    • exigir o pedir cuentas a algn — to call sb to account, bring sb to book

    • rendir cuentas a algn — to report to sb

    • en resumidas cuentas — in short, in a nutshell

    8) (=consideración)

    • caer en la cuenta (de algo) — to catch on (to sth), see the point (of sth)

    por fin cayó en la cuenta — he finally caught on, the penny finally dropped

    • darse cuenta — (=enterarse) to realize; (=ver) to notice

    perdona, no me había dado cuenta de que eras vegetariano — sorry, I didn't realize (that) you were a vegetarian

    ¿te has dado cuenta de que han cortado el árbol? — did you notice (that) they've cut down the tree?

    hay que darse cuenta de que... — one must not forget that...

    ¡date cuenta! ¿tú crees que es posible tener tanta cara? — just look at that, can you believe that anyone could have such a cheek!

    ¿te das cuenta? — Arg can you believe it!

    • habida cuenta de eso — bearing that in mind

    • haz cuenta de que no voy — esp LAm just imagine I'm not going

    • tener en cuenta — to take into account, bear in mind

    también hay que tener en cuenta su edad — you must also take her age into account, you must also bear in mind her age

    imponen sus ideas sin tener en cuenta la opinión de la gente de la calle — they impose their ideas without taking ordinary people's opinions into consideration

    • tomar algo en cuenta a algn — to hold sth against sb

    está borracho y no sabe lo que dice, no se lo tomes en cuenta — he's drunk and doesn't know what he's saying, don't take any notice of him o don't hold it against him

    • traer cuenta, no me trae cuenta ir — it's not worth my while going

    lo harán por la cuenta que les trae o tiene — they'll do it if they know what's good for them

    9) (=responsabilidad)

    por mi cuenta — (=solo) on my own

    • trabajar por cuenta ajena — to be an employee

    • trabajar por cuenta propia — to work for o.s., be self-employed

    • por cuenta y riesgo de algn — at one's own risk

    lo hizo por su cuenta y riesgo, sin consultar a nadie — she did it off her own bat, without consulting anyone

    apañar 2.
    10) [en embarazo]

    está fuera de cuentas, ha salido de cuentas — she's due

    11) [de rosario, collar] bead
    * * *
    I
    1)
    a) (operación, cálculo) calculation, sum

    saca la cuenta — add it up, work it out

    voy a tener que hacer or sacar or echar cuentas — I'm going to have to do some calculations o sums

    luego hacemos cuentas — we'll sort it out o work it out later

    a or al fin de cuentas — after all; at the end of the day

    las cuentas claras y el chocolate espeso — (hum) short reckonings make long friends

    las cuentas claras conservan la amistad — (CS) short reckonings make long friends

    b) cuentas femenino plural ( contabilidad)

    encárgate tú de organizarlo, yo me ocupo de las cuentas — you take care of the organization, and I'll handle the money side (of things) (colloq)

    2)
    a) ( cómputo) count

    llevar/perder la cuenta — to keep/lose count

    por la cuenta que me/te/le trae — (Esp) I'd/you'd/he'd better! (colloq)

    salir de cuenta(s) — (Esp fam) to be due (colloq)

    salir más a or (RPl) en cuenta — to work out cheaper

    traer cuenta — (Esp)

    b) ( en béisbol) count
    3)
    a) ( factura) bill

    ¿nos trae la cuenta, por favor? — could we have the check (AmE) o (BrE) bill, please?

    la cuenta del gas/teléfono — the gas/phone bill

    b)

    entregó $2.000 a cuenta — she gave me/him/them $2,000 on account

    4)
    a) (Com, Fin) (en un banco, un comercio) account

    abrir/cerrar una cuenta — to open/close an account

    b) ( negocio) account
    5) cuentas femenino plural (explicaciones, razones)

    ajustarle las cuentas a alguien — to give somebody a piece of one's mind

    dar cuenta de algo — (de noticias, sucesos) to give an account of something; de alimentos) to polish something off (colloq)

    6) (cargo, responsabilidad)

    por/de cuenta de alguien: corre por cuenta de la empresa it's covered o paid o met by the company; la cena corre por mi cuenta dinner's on me (colloq); los deterioros serán de cuenta del inquilino the tenant will be liable for any damage; decidí editarlo por mi cuenta I decided to publish it at my own expense; se instaló por su cuenta she set up (in business) on her own; trabaja por cuenta propia she works freelance, she's self-employed; los trabajadores por cuenta ajena those who work as employees; decidí lo hice por mi propia cuenta y riesgo — I took it upon myself to do it

    ni se dio cuenta de que... — he didn't even notice (that)...

    eso me contestó! ¿tú te das cuenta? — that's what he said! can you believe it?

    ten en cuenta que es joven — bear in mind o remember that he's young

    no se lo tomes en cuenta no lo hace con mala idea don't take it seriously, she doesn't do it on purpose; ¿a cuenta de qué...? (AmL fam) why...?; a cuenta de que... just because...; caer en la cuenta de algo to realize something; no caí en la cuenta... I didn't realize...; habida cuenta de (frml) in view of; hacer cuenta que: haz (de) cuenta que lo has perdido you may as well give it up for lost; tú haz (de) cuenta (de) que yo no estoy aquí — pretend I'm not here

    8) (de un collar, rosario) bead
    II
    cuentas, etc see contar
    * * *
    = bead, bill, tally [tallies, pl.], account, count, check.
    Ex. The abacus, with its beads strung on parallel wires, led the Arabs to positional numeration and the concept of zero many centuries before the rest of the world.
    Ex. At the end of the month a machine can readily be made to read these and to print an ordinary bill.
    Ex. As the various parts of the record are entered, the document summary indicates the additions by the tallies opposite the record parts.
    Ex. This enables people to draw cash by means of a debit card (as opposed to a credit card, to help distinguish between money that is in one's account and money being borrowed from the credit-card organization).
    Ex. Not much data beyond loan counts was available and re-keying and remanipulations were frequently needed to make the information useful.
    Ex. What is the protocol these days when it comes to paying the check on a first date (dinner, movie, coffee, etc.)?.
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    * 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 final de cuentas = after all is said and done.
    * 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.
    * ajustar cuentas = settle + a score, settle + things, get + even.
    * ajuste de cuentas = grudge fight, grudge match, settling of scores.
    * al final de cuentas = when all is said and done.
    * antes de darse cuenta = before + Pronombre + know what + happen, before + Pronombre + know it.
    * a tener en cuenta en el futuro = for future reference.
    * balance de cuentas = financial statement.
    * bomba de relojería + empezar la cuenta atrás = time bomb + tick away.
    * borrón y cuenta nueva = a fresh start, clean slate, new leaf.
    * cada cual por su cuenta = every man for himself.
    * caer en la cuenta = dawn on, wise up, the penny dropped, suss (out).
    * caer en la cuenta de = realise [realize, -USA].
    * calcular la cuenta = tot up, tote up.
    * correr de la cuenta de Alguien = be on + Pronombre.
    * cuenta atrás = count down, countdown.
    * cuenta bancaria = bank account.
    * cuenta complementaria = satellite account.
    * cuenta corriente = current account, checking account, deposit account.
    * cuenta de ahorro(s) = deposit account, savings account.
    * cuenta de correo electrónico = email account.
    * cuenta espermática = sperm count.
    * cuentas = statistics.
    * dar cuenta = render + an account of.
    * dar cuenta de = account for.
    * dar cuenta de Algo = be held to account.
    * dar la cuenta atrás = count + Nombre + out.
    * darse cuenta = become + aware, dawn on, detect, perceive, find, note, make + aware, come to + realise, wise up, reach + understanding, eye + catch, strike + home, suss (out), hit + home.
    * darse cuenta de = be aware of, be cognisant of, realise [realize, -USA], sense, wake up to, become + cognisant of, see through.
    * darse cuenta del peligro que = see + the danger that.
    * darse cuenta de un problema = alight on + problem.
    * decidir por cuenta propia = take it upon + Reflexivo + to.
    * empezar a darse cuenta de = grow on/upon + Pronombre.
    * en resumidas cuentas = after all, in short, in a nutshell, in sum, to sum up, to sum it up, to cut a long story short, bottom line, the, in essence, to make a long story short, all in all, all in all, the short story + be.
    * estado de cuentas = financial statement.
    * estudiar + Nombre + teniendo en cuenta + Nombre = place + Nombre + against the background of + Nombre.
    * extracto de cuentas = bank statement.
    * fichero de cuentas = accounting file.
    * gastar más de la cuenta = overspend.
    * gastos + correr a cuenta de = bear + the cost(s).
    * hablar más de la cuenta = shoot + Posesivo + mouth off.
    * hacer Algo por + Posesivo + propia cuenta = make + Posesivo + own arrangements.
    * hacer borrón y cuenta nueva = start with + a clean slate, cut + Posesivo + losses, turn over + a new leaf.
    * hacer cuadrar las cuentas = reconcile + receipts.
    * hacer el balance de cuentas = balance + the cash drawer.
    * hacer la cuenta = tot up, tote up.
    * libro de cuentas = account book.
    * llevar la cuenta = tally.
    * llevar la cuenta de = keep + track of.
    * mantener las cuentas = keep + Posesivo + accounts.
    * más de la cuenta = one too many.
    * necesitarse tener en cuenta = need + consideration.
    * no darse cuenta de = sneak under + the radar, go + unnoticed.
    * no darse de cuenta de = be blind to.
    * no tener en cuenta = disregard, overlook, skip over, be oblivious of/to, close + the door on, skip, leave + Nombre + out of the picture, fly in + the face of, drop + Nombre + out of the picture.
    * organizar Algo por + Posesivo + propia cuenta = make + Posesivo + own arrangements.
    * pedirle cuentas a Alguien = bring + Nombre + to book.
    * perder la cuenta (de) = lose + count (of).
    * ponerse a trabajar por cuenta propia = strike out on + Posesivo + own.
    * por cuenta ajena = vicariously.
    * por cuenta de uno = privately.
    * por cuenta propia = freelance, self-employed, at + Posesivo + own expense.
    * por cuenta y riesgo de Uno = at + Posesivo + peril.
    * por + Posesivo + cuenta = at + Posesivo + own expense.
    * por + Posesivo + propia cuenta = at + Posesivo + own expense.
    * por + Reflexivo + cuenta = for + Reflexivo.
    * por su cuenta y riesgo = at + Posesivo + own risk.
    * que no tienen que rendir cuentas a nadie = unaccountable.
    * rendición de cuentas = accountability.
    * rendir cuentas = render + an account of, bring + Nombre + to book.
    * rendir cuentas a = report to.
    * saber hacer cuentas = be numerate.
    * saldar una cuenta = settle + an account.
    * saldo de cuenta bancaria = bank balance.
    * saldo del libro de cuentas = account book balance.
    * sentir que no tienen en cuenta a Alguien = feel + left out.
    * sin darme cuenta = before I know what's happened.
    * sin darnos cuenta = out of sight.
    * sin darse cuenta = inadvertently, unwittingly, without realising, without noticing, unconsciously, unknowingly.
    * sin tener en cuenta = never mind, without regard to, independently of, disregarding, not including.
    * sin tener en cuenta el hecho de que = overlook + the fact that.
    * tener en cuenta = allow for, bear in + mind, cater for/to, consider (as), heed, make + allowances, take + account of, take + cognisance of, take + cognition of, take into + account, take into + consideration, make + provision for, bring into + play, give + an ear to, factor, have + regard for, factor in, be aware of, note, keep in + mind.
    * tener en cuenta las posibilidades de Algo = consider + possibilities.
    * tener en cuenta un punto de vista = contemplate + view.
    * tener en cuenta un punto de vista = take into + account + viewpoint.
    * tener la cuenta bancaria = bank.
    * tenerse muy en cuenta por = carry + weight with.
    * téngase en cuenta = witness.
    * téngase en cuenta que = Note that....
    * teniendo en cuenta = on the basis of.
    * teniendo en cuenta que = providing (that).
    * titular de cuenta bancaria = bank account holder.
    * titular de la cuenta = account holder.
    * trabajador por cuenta propia = freelancer [free-lancer].
    * trabajo por cuenta propia = self-employment.
    * trabajo por + Posesivo + cuenta = freelance [free-lance].
    * vender a cuenta = trade for + credit.
    * viajero por su cuenta = independent traveller.
    * y antes de que + Pronombre + dar + cuenta = the next thing + Pronombre + know.
    * * *
    I
    1)
    a) (operación, cálculo) calculation, sum

    saca la cuenta — add it up, work it out

    voy a tener que hacer or sacar or echar cuentas — I'm going to have to do some calculations o sums

    luego hacemos cuentas — we'll sort it out o work it out later

    a or al fin de cuentas — after all; at the end of the day

    las cuentas claras y el chocolate espeso — (hum) short reckonings make long friends

    las cuentas claras conservan la amistad — (CS) short reckonings make long friends

    b) cuentas femenino plural ( contabilidad)

    encárgate tú de organizarlo, yo me ocupo de las cuentas — you take care of the organization, and I'll handle the money side (of things) (colloq)

    2)
    a) ( cómputo) count

    llevar/perder la cuenta — to keep/lose count

    por la cuenta que me/te/le trae — (Esp) I'd/you'd/he'd better! (colloq)

    salir de cuenta(s) — (Esp fam) to be due (colloq)

    salir más a or (RPl) en cuenta — to work out cheaper

    traer cuenta — (Esp)

    b) ( en béisbol) count
    3)
    a) ( factura) bill

    ¿nos trae la cuenta, por favor? — could we have the check (AmE) o (BrE) bill, please?

    la cuenta del gas/teléfono — the gas/phone bill

    b)

    entregó $2.000 a cuenta — she gave me/him/them $2,000 on account

    4)
    a) (Com, Fin) (en un banco, un comercio) account

    abrir/cerrar una cuenta — to open/close an account

    b) ( negocio) account
    5) cuentas femenino plural (explicaciones, razones)

    ajustarle las cuentas a alguien — to give somebody a piece of one's mind

    dar cuenta de algo — (de noticias, sucesos) to give an account of something; de alimentos) to polish something off (colloq)

    6) (cargo, responsabilidad)

    por/de cuenta de alguien: corre por cuenta de la empresa it's covered o paid o met by the company; la cena corre por mi cuenta dinner's on me (colloq); los deterioros serán de cuenta del inquilino the tenant will be liable for any damage; decidí editarlo por mi cuenta I decided to publish it at my own expense; se instaló por su cuenta she set up (in business) on her own; trabaja por cuenta propia she works freelance, she's self-employed; los trabajadores por cuenta ajena those who work as employees; decidí lo hice por mi propia cuenta y riesgo — I took it upon myself to do it

    ni se dio cuenta de que... — he didn't even notice (that)...

    eso me contestó! ¿tú te das cuenta? — that's what he said! can you believe it?

    ten en cuenta que es joven — bear in mind o remember that he's young

    no se lo tomes en cuenta no lo hace con mala idea don't take it seriously, she doesn't do it on purpose; ¿a cuenta de qué...? (AmL fam) why...?; a cuenta de que... just because...; caer en la cuenta de algo to realize something; no caí en la cuenta... I didn't realize...; habida cuenta de (frml) in view of; hacer cuenta que: haz (de) cuenta que lo has perdido you may as well give it up for lost; tú haz (de) cuenta (de) que yo no estoy aquí — pretend I'm not here

    8) (de un collar, rosario) bead
    II
    cuentas, etc see contar
    * * *
    = bead, bill, tally [tallies, pl.], account, count, check.

    Ex: The abacus, with its beads strung on parallel wires, led the Arabs to positional numeration and the concept of zero many centuries before the rest of the world.

    Ex: At the end of the month a machine can readily be made to read these and to print an ordinary bill.
    Ex: As the various parts of the record are entered, the document summary indicates the additions by the tallies opposite the record parts.
    Ex: This enables people to draw cash by means of a debit card (as opposed to a credit card, to help distinguish between money that is in one's account and money being borrowed from the credit-card organization).
    Ex: Not much data beyond loan counts was available and re-keying and remanipulations were frequently needed to make the information useful.
    Ex: What is the protocol these days when it comes to paying the check on a first date (dinner, movie, coffee, etc.)?.
    * 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 final de cuentas = after all is said and done.
    * 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.
    * ajustar cuentas = settle + a score, settle + things, get + even.
    * ajuste de cuentas = grudge fight, grudge match, settling of scores.
    * al final de cuentas = when all is said and done.
    * antes de darse cuenta = before + Pronombre + know what + happen, before + Pronombre + know it.
    * a tener en cuenta en el futuro = for future reference.
    * balance de cuentas = financial statement.
    * bomba de relojería + empezar la cuenta atrás = time bomb + tick away.
    * borrón y cuenta nueva = a fresh start, clean slate, new leaf.
    * cada cual por su cuenta = every man for himself.
    * caer en la cuenta = dawn on, wise up, the penny dropped, suss (out).
    * caer en la cuenta de = realise [realize, -USA].
    * calcular la cuenta = tot up, tote up.
    * correr de la cuenta de Alguien = be on + Pronombre.
    * cuenta atrás = count down, countdown.
    * cuenta bancaria = bank account.
    * cuenta complementaria = satellite account.
    * cuenta corriente = current account, checking account, deposit account.
    * cuenta de ahorro(s) = deposit account, savings account.
    * cuenta de correo electrónico = email account.
    * cuenta espermática = sperm count.
    * cuentas = statistics.
    * dar cuenta = render + an account of.
    * dar cuenta de = account for.
    * dar cuenta de Algo = be held to account.
    * dar la cuenta atrás = count + Nombre + out.
    * darse cuenta = become + aware, dawn on, detect, perceive, find, note, make + aware, come to + realise, wise up, reach + understanding, eye + catch, strike + home, suss (out), hit + home.
    * darse cuenta de = be aware of, be cognisant of, realise [realize, -USA], sense, wake up to, become + cognisant of, see through.
    * darse cuenta del peligro que = see + the danger that.
    * darse cuenta de un problema = alight on + problem.
    * decidir por cuenta propia = take it upon + Reflexivo + to.
    * empezar a darse cuenta de = grow on/upon + Pronombre.
    * en resumidas cuentas = after all, in short, in a nutshell, in sum, to sum up, to sum it up, to cut a long story short, bottom line, the, in essence, to make a long story short, all in all, all in all, the short story + be.
    * estado de cuentas = financial statement.
    * estudiar + Nombre + teniendo en cuenta + Nombre = place + Nombre + against the background of + Nombre.
    * extracto de cuentas = bank statement.
    * fichero de cuentas = accounting file.
    * gastar más de la cuenta = overspend.
    * gastos + correr a cuenta de = bear + the cost(s).
    * hablar más de la cuenta = shoot + Posesivo + mouth off.
    * hacer Algo por + Posesivo + propia cuenta = make + Posesivo + own arrangements.
    * hacer borrón y cuenta nueva = start with + a clean slate, cut + Posesivo + losses, turn over + a new leaf.
    * hacer cuadrar las cuentas = reconcile + receipts.
    * hacer el balance de cuentas = balance + the cash drawer.
    * hacer la cuenta = tot up, tote up.
    * libro de cuentas = account book.
    * llevar la cuenta = tally.
    * llevar la cuenta de = keep + track of.
    * mantener las cuentas = keep + Posesivo + accounts.
    * más de la cuenta = one too many.
    * necesitarse tener en cuenta = need + consideration.
    * no darse cuenta de = sneak under + the radar, go + unnoticed.
    * no darse de cuenta de = be blind to.
    * no tener en cuenta = disregard, overlook, skip over, be oblivious of/to, close + the door on, skip, leave + Nombre + out of the picture, fly in + the face of, drop + Nombre + out of the picture.
    * organizar Algo por + Posesivo + propia cuenta = make + Posesivo + own arrangements.
    * pedirle cuentas a Alguien = bring + Nombre + to book.
    * perder la cuenta (de) = lose + count (of).
    * ponerse a trabajar por cuenta propia = strike out on + Posesivo + own.
    * por cuenta ajena = vicariously.
    * por cuenta de uno = privately.
    * por cuenta propia = freelance, self-employed, at + Posesivo + own expense.
    * por cuenta y riesgo de Uno = at + Posesivo + peril.
    * por + Posesivo + cuenta = at + Posesivo + own expense.
    * por + Posesivo + propia cuenta = at + Posesivo + own expense.
    * por + Reflexivo + cuenta = for + Reflexivo.
    * por su cuenta y riesgo = at + Posesivo + own risk.
    * que no tienen que rendir cuentas a nadie = unaccountable.
    * rendición de cuentas = accountability.
    * rendir cuentas = render + an account of, bring + Nombre + to book.
    * rendir cuentas a = report to.
    * saber hacer cuentas = be numerate.
    * saldar una cuenta = settle + an account.
    * saldo de cuenta bancaria = bank balance.
    * saldo del libro de cuentas = account book balance.
    * sentir que no tienen en cuenta a Alguien = feel + left out.
    * sin darme cuenta = before I know what's happened.
    * sin darnos cuenta = out of sight.
    * sin darse cuenta = inadvertently, unwittingly, without realising, without noticing, unconsciously, unknowingly.
    * sin tener en cuenta = never mind, without regard to, independently of, disregarding, not including.
    * sin tener en cuenta el hecho de que = overlook + the fact that.
    * tener en cuenta = allow for, bear in + mind, cater for/to, consider (as), heed, make + allowances, take + account of, take + cognisance of, take + cognition of, take into + account, take into + consideration, make + provision for, bring into + play, give + an ear to, factor, have + regard for, factor in, be aware of, note, keep in + mind.
    * tener en cuenta las posibilidades de Algo = consider + possibilities.
    * tener en cuenta un punto de vista = contemplate + view.
    * tener en cuenta un punto de vista = take into + account + viewpoint.
    * tener la cuenta bancaria = bank.
    * tenerse muy en cuenta por = carry + weight with.
    * téngase en cuenta = witness.
    * téngase en cuenta que = Note that....
    * teniendo en cuenta = on the basis of.
    * teniendo en cuenta que = providing (that).
    * titular de cuenta bancaria = bank account holder.
    * titular de la cuenta = account holder.
    * trabajador por cuenta propia = freelancer [free-lancer].
    * trabajo por cuenta propia = self-employment.
    * trabajo por + Posesivo + cuenta = freelance [free-lance].
    * vender a cuenta = trade for + credit.
    * viajero por su cuenta = independent traveller.
    * y antes de que + Pronombre + dar + cuenta = the next thing + Pronombre + know.

    * * *
    A
    1 (operación, cálculo) calculation, sum
    hacer una cuenta to do a calculation o sum
    saca la cuenta add it up, work it out
    voy a tener que hacer or sacar or echar cuentas I'm going to have to do some calculations o sums
    luego hacemos cuentas we'll sort it out o work it out later
    las cuentas claras y el chocolate espeso ( hum); short reckonings make long friends
    las cuentas claras conservan la amistad (CS); short reckonings make long friends
    (contabilidad): encárgate tú de organizarlo, yo me ocupo de las cuentas you take care of the organization, and I'll handle the money side (of things) ( colloq)
    ella lleva las cuentas de la casa she pays all the bills and looks after the money
    B
    1 (cómputo) count
    ya he perdido la cuenta de las veces que ha llamado I've lost count of the number of times he's called
    ¿estás llevando la cuenta? are you keeping count?
    he comido/bebido más de la cuenta I've eaten too much/had too much to drink
    siempre tienes que hablar más de la cuenta why do you always have to talk too much?
    he gastado más de la cuenta I've spent too much o more than I should have
    por la cuenta que me/te/le trae: ¿tú crees que vendrá Pedro? — por la cuenta que le trae do you think Pedro will come? — he'd better! o he will if he knows what's good for him! ( colloq)
    salir de cuenta(s) ( Esp fam); to be due ( colloq)
    salir más a or ( RPl) en cuenta to work out cheaper
    traer cuenta: no me trae cuenta venderlo it's not worth my while selling o to sell it
    realmente trae cuenta comprar al por mayor it's really well worth buying wholesale
    Compuestos:
    countdown
    ya ha empezado la cuenta atrás de las elecciones the countdown to the elections has begun
    standing count
    sperm count
    countdown
    C
    1 (factura) bill
    ¿nos trae la cuenta, por favor? could we have the check ( AmE) o ( BrE) bill, please?
    la cuenta del gas/teléfono the gas/phone bill
    no ha mandado/no nos ha pasado la cuenta he hasn't sent us the bill
    es de las que te hace un favor y luego te pasa la cuenta she's one of those people who do you a favor and then expect something in return
    tengo varias cuentas pendientes (de pago) I've got several bills to pay o bills outstanding
    yo no tengo cuentas pendientes con nadie I don't owe anybody anything
    tiene cuentas con todo el mundo he owes everybody money
    2
    a cuenta on account
    entregó $2.000 a cuenta she gave me/him/them $2,000 on account
    toma este dinero a cuenta de lo que te debo here's some money toward(s) what I owe you
    D
    1 ( Com, Fin) (en un banco, un comercio) account
    abrir/cerrar una cuenta to open/close an account
    depositó or ( Esp) ingresó un cheque en su cuenta she paid a check into her account
    incluimos las siguientes partidas con cargo a su cuenta ( Corresp) the following items have been charged to your account
    cárguelo a mi cuenta charge it to o put it on my account
    tiene cuenta en ese restaurante he has an account at that restaurant
    2 (negocio) account
    consiguieron la cuenta de Vigarsa they got the Vigarsa account
    Compuestos:
    sight deposit account
    time deposit ( AmE), fixed term deposit ( BrE)
    ( Méx); dollar account
    joint account
    checking account ( AmE); current account ( BrE)
    savings account
    charge account, credit account ( BrE)
    interactive user-guide
    ● cuenta eje
    ( Méx); main account ( in pesos)
    budget account
    profit and loss account
    (explicaciones, razones): no tengo por qué darle cuentas a ella de lo que hago I don't have to explain o justify to her the things I do, I don't have to answer o account to her for the things I do
    vas a tener que rendir cuentas or cuenta del tiempo que has perdido you're going to have to account for all the time you've wasted
    hacer lo que uno quiere sin tener que rendirle cuentas a nadie to do as you please without having to answer to anybody
    ajustarle las cuentas a algn to give sb a piece of one's mind
    dar cuenta de algo (de noticias, sucesos) to give an account of sth; (de alimentos) to polish sth off ( colloq)
    se reunió con los periodistas para dar cuenta de la situación she met the journalists to explain o to tell them about the situation
    el despacho da cuenta del accidente aéreo the press release gives details of the plane crash
    … en resumidas cuentas: que casarse sería una locura … in short o all in all, it would be madness for them to get married
    en resumidas cuentas, que hay que seguir esperando in short o in a nutshell, we'll just have to keep waiting
    F
    (cargo, responsabilidad): por/de cuenta de algn: la Seguridad Social corre por cuenta de la empresa Social Security contributions are covered o paid o met by the company
    los deterioros serán de cuenta del inquilino the tenant will be liable for any damage
    decidí editarlo por mi cuenta I decided to publish it at my own expense
    trabajó con un famoso modisto francés y luego se instaló por su cuenta she worked for a famous French fashion designer and then she set up (in business) on her own
    ahora trabaja por cuenta propia she works freelance now, she's self-employed now
    los trabajadores por cuenta ajena workers with employment contracts/workers with employee status
    la cena corre por mi cuenta the dinner's on me ( colloq)
    Cuando la frase darse cuenta va seguida de una oración subordinada introducida por de que, en el español latinoamericano existe cierta tendencia a omitir la preposición de en el lenguaje coloquial - se dio cuenta que no iba a convencerla = he realized (that) he wasn't going to convince her
    darse cuenta de algo to realize sth
    lo hizo/dijo sin darse cuenta he did/said it without realizing
    ni se dio cuenta de que me había cortado el pelo he didn't even notice I'd had my hair cut
    date cuenta de que es imposible you must see o realize that it's impossible
    ella se da cuenta de todo she's aware of everything that's going on (around her)
    ¡eso me contestó! ¿tú te das cuenta? that's what he said! can you believe it o can you imagine?
    tener algo en cuenta: ten en cuenta que lleva poco tiempo en este país bear in mind o remember that he's only been in the country a short time
    sin tener en cuenta los gastos without taking the expenses into account, not including the expenses
    teniendo en cuenta su situación la eximieron del pago they exempted her from payment because of her circumstances
    ése es otro factor a tener en cuenta that's another factor to be taken into account o taken into consideration o borne in mind
    tomar algo en cuenta: no se lo tomes en cuenta, no sabe lo que dice don't take any notice of him o don't pay any attention to him o just ignore him, he doesn't know what he's talking about
    tomaron en cuenta mis conocimientos de francés/mi experiencia my knowledge of French/my experience was taken into consideration
    ¿a cuenta de qué …? ( AmL fam); why …?
    a cuenta de que … just because …
    entonces caí en la cuenta de por qué lo había hecho that was when I realized o saw o ( colloq) when it clicked why he had done it
    no caí en la cuenta de que me había mentido hasta que … I didn't grasp the fact that o realize that he'd lied to me until …
    habida cuenta de ( frml); in view of
    hacer cuenta que: haz (de) cuenta que lo has perdido, porque no creo que te lo devuelvan you may as well give it up for lost, because I don't think you'll get it back
    tú haz (de) cuenta (de) que yo no estoy aquí pretend I'm not here o carry on as if I wasn't here
    H (de un collar, rosario) bead
    cuenta2, cuentas, etc
    * * *

     

    Del verbo contar: ( conjugate contar)

    cuenta es:

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

    2ª persona singular (tú) imperativo

    Multiple Entries:
    contar    
    cta.    
    cuenta
    contar ( conjugate contar) verbo transitivo
    1 ‹dinero/votos/días› to count;

    y eso sin cuenta las horas extras and that's without including overtime;
    lo cuento entre mis amigos I consider him (to be) one of my friends
    2 ‹cuento/chiste/secreto› to tell;

    es muy largo de cuenta it's a long story;
    ¿qué cuentas (de nuevo)? (fam) how're things? (colloq)
    verbo intransitivo
    1 ( en general) to count;

    ¿este trabajo cuenta para la nota final? does this piece of work count toward(s) the final grade?;
    ella no cuenta para nada what she says (o thinks etc) doesn't count for anything
    2
    ◊ contar con

    a) ‹persona/ayuda/discreción› to count on, rely on;

    ◊ cuento contigo para la fiesta I'm counting o relying on you being at the party;

    sin cuenta con que … without taking into account that …


    c) (frml) ( tener) to have;


    contarse verbo pronominal
    a) (frml) ( estar incluido):


    su novela se cuenta entre las mejores his novel is among the best
    b)

    ◊ ¿qué te cuentas? how's it going? (colloq)

    cta. (
    ◊ cuenta) a/c

    cuenta sustantivo femeninoNota:
    Cuando la frase darse cuenta va seguida de una oración subordinada introducida por de que, en el español latinoamericano existe cierta tendencia a omitir la preposición de en el lenguaje coloquial: se dio cuenta que no iba a convencerla = he realized (that) he wasn't going to convince her
    1
    a) (operación, cálculo) calculation, sum;

    ◊ hacer una cuenta to do a calculation o sum;

    saca la cuenta add it up, work it out;
    hacer or sacar cuentas to do some calculations;
    a fin de cuentas after all
    b)

    ◊ cuentas sustantivo femenino plural ( contabilidad) accounts: yo llevo las cuentas del negocio I do the accounts for the business, I handle the money side of the business (colloq);

    ella se ocupa de las cuentas de la casa she pays all the bills and looks after the money

    ◊ llevar/perder la cuenta to keep/lose count;

    cuenta atrás countdown;
    más de la cuenta too much
    2
    a) ( factura) bill;

    ◊ ¿nos trae la cuenta, por favor? could we have the check (AmE) o (BrE) bill, please?;

    la cuenta del gas the gas bill;
    a cuenta on account;
    entregó $2.000 a cuenta she gave me/him/them $2,000 on account;
    este dinero es a cuenta de lo que te debo this money is to go toward(s) what I owe you
    b) (Com, Fin) (en banco, comercio) account;

    ◊ abrir/cerrar/liquidar una cuenta to open/close/to settle an account;

    cuenta corriente/de ahorro(s) current/savings account
    3
    ◊ cuentas sustantivo femenino plural ( explicaciones): no tengo por qué darte cuentas I don't have to explain o justify myself to you;

    dar or rendir cuentas de algo to account for sth;
    en resumidas cuentas in short
    4 (cargo, responsabilidad):
    ◊ los gastos corren por cuenta de la empresa the expenses are covered o paid by the company;

    se instaló por su cuenta she set up (in business) on her own;
    trabaja por cuenta propia she's self-employed
    5


    ( notar) to notice (sth);

    date cuenta de que es imposible you must realize (that) it's impossible;
    tener algo en cuenta to bear sth in mind;
    ten en cuenta que es joven bear in mind that he's young;
    sin tener en cuenta los gastos without taking the expenses into account;
    tomar algo en cuenta to take sth into consideration
    6 (de collar, rosario) bead
    contar
    I verbo transitivo
    1 (un suceso, una historia) to tell
    2 (numerar) to count
    II verbo intransitivo to count
    ♦ Locuciones: contar con, (confiar en) to count on
    (constar de) to have
    cuenta sustantivo femenino
    1 (recibo) bill
    2 (cálculo) count
    hacer cuentas, to do sums
    perder la cuenta, to lose count
    cuenta atrás, countdown
    3 (de collar) bead
    4 Fin (de banco) account
    cuenta corriente, current account, US checking account
    cuenta de ahorros, savings account
    ♦ Locuciones: ajustar cuentas, to settle up
    caer en la cuenta o darse cuenta, to realize
    dar cuenta, to report
    pedir cuentas, to ask for an explanation
    salir de cuentas, to be due (to give birth)
    tener en cuenta, to take into account
    trabajar por cuenta propia, to be self-employed
    traer cuenta, to be worthwhile
    a cuenta, on account
    en resumidas cuentas, in short
    más sillas de la cuenta, too many chairs
    ' cuenta' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abalorio
    - abonar
    - abonada
    - abonado
    - abrir
    - advertir
    - ajustar
    - anda
    - bloquear
    - borrón
    - cancelar
    - cargar
    - cero
    - cerrar
    - conforme
    - contarse
    - contingente
    - contraponer
    - corriente
    - cta.
    - dejar
    - desbloquear
    - descongelar
    - embargar
    - engordar
    - engrosar
    - escopetazo
    - extracto
    - fantasía
    - finiquitar
    - hallar
    - intervenir
    - movimiento
    - nota
    - notar
    - número
    - pancha
    - pancho
    - reparar
    - revisión
    - saldar
    - saldo
    - saneada
    - saneado
    - sumar
    - temblar
    - titular1
    - ubicarse
    - abono
    - adición
    English:
    account
    - allow for
    - allowance
    - alone
    - ambit
    - amenities
    - angry
    - appreciate
    - aware
    - balance
    - bank
    - bank account
    - bank statement
    - bead
    - bill
    - branch out
    - catch on
    - charge
    - charge account
    - check
    - clean
    - click
    - consider
    - consideration
    - considering
    - count
    - count in
    - countdown
    - credit
    - credit account
    - current account
    - dawn
    - debit
    - deposit
    - deposit account
    - ecological
    - expense
    - feel
    - foot
    - give
    - gross
    - holder
    - irrespective
    - joint account
    - motion
    - notice
    - overdraw
    - overspend
    - pass by
    - pay
    * * *
    ♦ ver contar
    ♦ nf
    1. [acción de contar cifras] count;
    [cálculo] sum;
    el niño está aprendiendo a hacer cuentas the child is learning to do sums;
    voy a hacer cuentas de los gastos I'm going to tot up o work out what we've spent;
    vamos a echar cuentas de cuánto te debo let's work out how much I owe you;
    espera un momento, que saco la cuenta wait a minute, I'll tot it up for you;
    ¿está llevando alguien la cuenta? is anyone keeping count?;
    he perdido la cuenta, tendré que empezar de nuevo I've lost count, I'll have to start again;
    salir a cuenta to work out cheaper;
    Fam
    hacer las cuentas de la lechera to count one's chickens before they are hatched;
    Fam
    hacer las cuentas del Gran Capitán to be overoptimistic in one's calculations;
    Fam
    hacer la cuenta de la vieja to count on one's fingers;
    salir de cuentas, estar fuera de cuentas to be due (to give birth)
    cuenta atrás countdown
    2. [depósito de dinero] account;
    abrir/cerrar una cuenta to open/close an account;
    abónelo/cárguelo en mi cuenta, por favor please credit/debit o charge it to my account;
    me han abonado el sueldo en cuenta they've paid my wages into my account;
    he cargado el recibo en tu cuenta I've charged the bill to your account;
    ingresó el cheque en su cuenta she paid the cheque into her account;
    póngalo en mi cuenta put it on my account
    cuenta abierta active account;
    cuenta acreedora credit account;
    Esp cuenta de ahorros savings account; Esp cuenta de ahorro vivienda = tax-exempt savings account used for paying deposit on a house;
    cuenta bancaria bank account;
    cuenta de caja cash account;
    cuenta comercial business account;
    cuenta conjunta joint account;
    cuenta corriente Br current account, US checking account;
    cuenta de crédito = current account with an overdraft facility;
    cuenta de depósito deposit account;
    cuenta deudora overdrawn account;
    cuenta de explotación operating statement;
    cuenta de giros giro account;
    cuenta indistinta joint account;
    cuenta de inversiones investment account;
    cuenta a plazo fijo deposit account;
    cuenta transitoria suspense account;
    cuenta a la vista instant access account;
    Esp cuenta vivienda = tax-exempt savings account used for paying deposit on a house
    3. Cont
    cuentas [ingresos y gastos] accounts;
    las cuentas de esta empresa no son nada transparentes this company's books o accounts are not very transparent;
    él se encarga de las cuentas de la casa he deals with the financial side of things in their household;
    llevar las cuentas to keep the books;
    cuentas por cobrar/pagar accounts receivable/payable;
    ajustar o [m5]arreglar cuentas: [m5]¡ya le ajustaré o [m5] arreglaré las cuentas cuando le vea! I'll get my own back on him next time I see him!
    cuenta de gastos expenditure account;
    cuenta pendiente outstanding account;
    Fig
    tengo unas cuentas pendientes con él I've a few scores to settle with him;
    cuenta de pérdidas y ganancias profit and loss account;
    cuenta de resultados Br profit and loss account,US income account
    4. [factura] bill;
    [en restaurante] Br bill, US check;
    la cuenta del supermercado/teléfono the shopping/phone bill;
    ¡la cuenta, por favor! could I have the Br bill o US check, please?;
    le pedí la cuenta al camarero I asked the waiter for the Br bill o US check;
    pagar 10 euros a cuenta to pay 10 euros down;
    pasar la cuenta to send the bill;
    tarde o temprano te pasará la cuenta de los favores que te ha hecho sooner or later she'll want something in return for o she'll call in the favours she's done for you
    5. Com [cliente, negocio] account;
    se encarga de las grandes cuentas de la empresa she looks after the company's most important accounts
    6. Informát account
    cuenta de correo (electrónico) e-mail account
    7. [obligación, cuidado] responsibility;
    esa tarea es cuenta mía that task is my responsibility;
    el vino corre de mi cuenta the wine's on me;
    déjalo de mi cuenta leave it to me;
    por mi/tu/ etc [m5]cuenta: investigaré esto por mi cuenta, no me fío de la policía I'll look into this matter myself, I don't trust the police;
    lo tendrás que hacer por tu cuenta, nadie te va ayudar you'll have to do it yourself o on your own, no one's going to help you;
    cualquier daño al vehículo corre por cuenta del conductor the driver is liable for any damage to the vehicle;
    tomas esa decisión por tu cuenta y riesgo, yo no te apoyo on your head be it, I don't agree with your decision;
    por su cuenta y riesgo decidió aprobar la operación he decided to approve the operation without consulting anyone;
    trabajar por cuenta propia/ajena to be self-employed/an employee;
    ha crecido el número de trabajadores por cuenta propia the number of self-employed has risen;
    por la cuenta que le trae, más vale que llegue pronto if he's got any sense at all, he'll arrive early;
    lo haré bien, por la cuenta que me trae I'm going to have to do it well, there's a lot riding on it
    8. [explicación, justificación]
    dar cuenta de algo to give a report on sth;
    no tengo por qué dar cuentas de mis acciones a nadie I don't have to explain myself o answer to anybody;
    el jefe nos convocó para darnos cuentas de la situación the boss called us in to explain the situation to us;
    pedir cuentas a alguien to call sb to account;
    rendir cuentas de algo ante alguien to give an account of sth to sb;
    no tengo por qué rendirle cuentas de mi vida privada I don't have to explain to her what I do in my private life;
    en resumidas cuentas, el futuro es prometedor in short, the future looks good;
    ¿a cuenta de qué? why on earth?, for what earthly reason?
    9. [cálculos, planes]
    no entra en mis cuentas cambiarme de casa I'm not planning to move house;
    ese gasto no entraba en nuestras cuentas we hadn't reckoned with that expense
    10. [consideración]
    tener en cuenta algo to bear sth in mind;
    ten paciencia, ten en cuenta que es nuevo en el trabajo be patient, you have to remember that o bear in mind that he's new to the job;
    eso, sin tener en cuenta el dinero que hemos perdido ya without, of course, taking into account o counting the money we've lost so far;
    un factor a tener en cuenta es la reacción del público one factor that has to be taken into account o borne in mind is the public's reaction;
    tomar en cuenta to take into account;
    habida cuenta de considering;
    habida cuenta de todo esto… bearing all this in mind…;
    habida cuenta de que… bearing in mind that…
    11. [de collar, rosario] bead
    12. Comp
    a fin de cuentas: no te preocupes, a fin de cuentas es mi problema don't you worry about it, after all, it's my problem;
    caer en la cuenta: ¡ahora caigo en la cuenta! now I see o understand!;
    no cayó en la cuenta de su error hasta una semana después she didn't realize her mistake until a week later;
    caí en la cuenta de que había que hacer algo I realized that something had to be done;
    dar cuenta de: en menos de cinco minutos dio cuenta de todos los pasteles it took him less than five minutes to account for o polish off all the cakes;
    dieron cuenta del rival con gran facilidad they easily disposed of the opposition;
    darse cuenta de algo to realize sth;
    lo hice sin darme cuenta I did it without realizing;
    ¿te das cuenta?, ya te dije que no era ella you see, I told you it wasn't her;
    no se dio cuenta de que necesitaba ayuda she didn't realize that she needed help;
    no sé si te habrás dado cuenta, pero parece muy nervioso I don't know if you've noticed, but he seems very nervous;
    es muy insensible, no se da cuenta de nada he's very insensitive, he never notices o picks up what's going on;
    ¿te das cuenta? no me ha dado las gracias can you believe it? he didn't even say thank you;
    más de la cuenta: bebí más de la cuenta I had one too many, I had too much to drink;
    siempre habla más de la cuenta he always talks too much, he always has to open his mouth
    * * *
    f
    1 ( cálculo) sum;
    echar cuentas de algo work sth out;
    perder la cuenta lose count
    2 de restaurante check, Br
    bill;
    pasar la cuenta a alguien send s.o. the bill;
    no me gusta pedirle favores porque siempre te pasa la cuenta fig I don’t like asking him for favors because he always wants something in return;
    tener una cuenta pendiente con alguien fam have unfinished business with s.o.
    3 COM account;
    a cuenta on account;
    póngamelo en la cuenta put it on the slate
    :
    dar cuenta de give an account of;
    pedir cuentas a alguien ask s.o. for an explanation
    :
    corre por mi/su cuenta I’ll/he’ll pay for it;
    por su propia cuenta off one’s own bat;
    trabajar por cuenta ajena/propia be employed/self-employed
    6
    :
    darse cuenta de algo realize sth;
    tomar en cuenta take into account;
    dar buena cuenta de finish off, polish off fam ;
    a fin de cuentas after all
    * * *
    cuenta, etc. contar
    cuenta nf
    1) : calculation, count
    2) : account
    3) : check, bill
    4)
    darse cuenta : to realize
    5)
    tener en cuenta : to bear in mind
    * * *
    1. (de dinero) account
    2. (factura) bill
    ¿sabes hacer cuentas? can you do sums?
    4. (rosario) bead
    perder la cuenta to lose count [pt. & pp. lost]
    tener / tomar en cuenta to take into account [pt. took; pp. taken]

    Spanish-English dictionary > cuenta

  • 2 préstamo

    m.
    loan, lending, borrowing, accommodation.
    * * *
    \
    pedir un préstamo to ask for a loan
    préstamo hipotecario home loan, mortgage
    * * *
    noun m.
    * * *
    SM
    1) (=acción) [de prestar] lending; [de pedir prestado] borrowing

    • en préstamo — on loan

    2) (=dinero prestado) loan

    • conceder un préstamo — to grant a loan

    • hacer un préstamo a algn — to give sb a loan

    • pedir un préstamo — to ask for a loan

    préstamo hipotecario — mortgage (loan), real-estate loan (EEUU)

    casa 8)
    3) (Ling) loanword
    * * *
    1) (Econ, Fin) ( acción - de prestar) lending; (- de tomar prestado) borrowing; ( cosa prestada) loan

    lo tenemos en préstamo — we've borrowed it, we've got it on loan

    2) (Ling) loanword
    * * *
    = borrowing, charge-out, circulation, issue, lending, lending and borrowing, loan, loan, issuing, charge, checkout [check-out], library issue, circ [circulation].
    Ex. Topics covered included: automated lending procedures, possible joint financial arrangements; interlibrary loans; and borrowing abroad = Los temas tratados incluían: procedimientos del préstamo automatizado, posibles acuerdos económicos conjuntos, préstamos interbibliotecarios y el préstamo en el extranjero.
    Ex. Charge-out then begins with an empty screen with places to read in the borrower numbers and up to nine copy numbers (Figure 86).
    Ex. Each local library is a separate administrative unit with separate and independent files for circulation, acquisitions, periodicals, and holdings.
    Ex. This system incorporates all the usual functions associated with the issue, return and reservation of library materials.
    Ex. While the benefits have been obvious, the mounting costs of lending and borrowing are causing serious concern.
    Ex. While the benefits have been obvious, the mounting costs of lending and borrowing are causing serious concern.
    Ex. A search of these files may be useful in the ordering of photocopies and loans.
    Ex. The EIB is able to borrow money at the best possible rates, and as it is non-profit making it is able to offer loans at advantageous terms.
    Ex. The recording of the loan of the material is called 'charging' or 'issuing', the actual record of the loan is known as the 'charge' or the 'issue', and the cancellation of the record when the material is returned by the borrower is called 'discharging'.
    Ex. The recording of the loan of the material is called 'charging' or 'issuing', the actual record of the loan is known as the ' charge' or the 'issue', and the cancellation of the record when the material is returned by the borrower is called 'discharging'.
    Ex. Library management systems have reduced the manual tasks of checkin, checkout, catalogue management and the like.
    Ex. This article describes a survey which was promoted by a sense that fiction in libraries is often undervalued, despite the fact that fiction accounts for a high proportion of public library issues.
    Ex. As public library circ declines, spending continues to top inflation.
    ----
    * área de préstamo = checkout area.
    * autorealización de préstamos = self-checkout [self-check-out].
    * autorenovación del préstamo = self-renewal.
    * autorización de préstamo = borrowing privileges.
    * auxiliar de préstamo = circulation clerk.
    * biblioteca de préstamo = lending library, circulating library, circulation library.
    * Biblioteca Nacional de Préstamo para la Ciencia y Tecnología (NLL) = National Lending Library for Science and Technology (NLL).
    * bibliotecario de préstamo = lending librarian.
    * bibliotecario de préstamos = borrowing librarian.
    * bolsa de control de préstamo = book pocket.
    * buzón para la devolución de préstamos = book chute, book return box.
    * cajón de préstamo = issue tray.
    * carnet de préstamo = library card.
    * Centro Nacional de Préstamos = National Lending Centre.
    * colección de préstamo = circulating collection.
    * colección de préstamo restringido = course reserve.
    * conceder un préstamo = grant + loan.
    * control de préstamo = circulation control.
    * departamento de préstamo = circulation department.
    * departamento de préstamo interbibliotecar = interlibrary loan department.
    * depósito de préstamos después de las horas de apertura = after-hours book drop.
    * de préstamo = circulating.
    * derecho de préstamo = lending right.
    * derecho sobre el préstamo al público (PLR) = public lending right (PLR).
    * devolución de préstamos = check-in [checkin], book return.
    * disponible al préstamo = circulating.
    * dispositivo de préstamo = checkout unit.
    * distribución de documentos de préstamo interbibliotecario = interlibrary loan document delivery.
    * División de Préstamo de la Biblioteca Británica (BLLD) = British Library Lending Division (BLLD).
    * en préstamo = in circulation, on loan, out on loan, checked-out.
    * estadística de préstamo = circulation statistics.
    * estadística de préstamos = loan statistics.
    * excluido del préstamo = uncirculated, non-circulating [noncirculating].
    * ficha de préstamo del libro = book card [bookcard].
    * fichero de préstamo = circulation file.
    * fondo de préstamo por horas = short-loan collection.
    * frecuencia de préstamo del material = turnover rate.
    * hacer un préstamo = charge, issue.
    * hoja de préstamo = routing slip, issue form, circulation slip.
    * libro de préstamo vencido = overdue book.
    * lista de préstamo = routing list, circulation list.
    * máquina de registro de préstamos por medio de la fotografía = photocharger, photocharging machine.
    * módulo de préstamos = circulation module.
    * mostrador de préstamo = circulation desk, control counter, check-out desk, library issue desk, front desk.
    * mostrador de préstamos = issue desk, issue counter.
    * no disponible para el préstamo = not-loanable.
    * normas de préstamos vencidos = overdue policy.
    * normativa de préstamo = loan policy.
    * número de préstamo = charging number.
    * número de préstamos = circulation figures.
    * pantalla de préstamo = charge-out screen.
    * papeleta de petición de préstamo interbibliotecario = interlibrary loan request form.
    * papeleta de solicitud de préstamo = call slip.
    * pedir en préstamo = borrow.
    * pedir un préstamo = take + a loan.
    * persona que hace un préstamo = loaner.
    * petición de préstamo = loan request.
    * petición de préstamo interbibliotecario = interlibrary loan request.
    * poner en préstamo = circulate.
    * préstamo a domicilio = home lending.
    * préstamo agrícola = farm loan, farm loan, farm loan, farm credit, agricultural credit.
    * préstamo automatizado = automated lending.
    * préstamo breve = short-loan, short-term loan.
    * préstamo de libros = book lending, checking out books.
    * préstamo de periodo fijo = fixed date loan period.
    * préstamo de plazo intermedio = intermediate-term loan.
    * préstamo electrónico = e-lending [electronic lending].
    * préstamo hipotecario = mortgage.
    * préstamo interbibliotecario = ILL (Interlibrary Loan), interlending, interlending transaction, interlibrary lending, interlibrary loan, interloan, loan traffic, interlibrary borrowing.
    * préstamo internacional = international lending.
    * préstamo nocturno = overnight loan.
    * préstamo para compra de coche = car loan.
    * préstamo para otra persona = proxy borrowing.
    * préstamo por horas = hourly loan.
    * préstamo por lector = circulation per capita.
    * préstamo prolongado = long-term loan.
    * préstamo reembolsable al vencimiento = bullet loan.
    * préstamo renovado = extended loan.
    * procesamiento de préstamos = loan processing.
    * procesar la devolución del préstamo = charge in, check in.
    * que no se puede sacar en préstamo = non-circulating [noncirculating].
    * que puede salir en préstamo = loanable.
    * realización de préstamos = checkout [check-out].
    * red de préstamo interbibliotecario = interlibrary loan network.
    * renovación del préstamo = renewal.
    * renovación de préstamos = extended loan.
    * renovar el préstamo de un documento = renew + document.
    * retirar un libro en préstamo = check out + book.
    * sacar en préstamo = charge out, check out.
    * sacar libro en préstamo = borrow + book.
    * sanción por préstamo vencido = overdue fine.
    * sección de préstamo = lending collection, lending stock.
    * servicio de préstamo = lending service, loaner service.
    * servicio de préstamo a domicilio = home lending service.
    * servicio de préstamo de documentos = document delivery service (DDS).
    * servicio de préstamo interbibliotecario = interlending service.
    * sin préstamo = non-circulating [noncirculating].
    * sistema automatizado de préstamo = automated lending system, computerised issue system.
    * sistema de préstamo = circulation system, issue system, lending system, book checking system, charge out system, library issue system.
    * sistema de préstamo automatizado = automated circulation system.
    * sistema de préstamo interbibliotecario = interlibrary loan system.
    * situación de préstamo = loan status.
    * sobre para el control del préstamo = slip holder pocket.
    * tasa de préstamo = lending rate, lending rate.
    * terminal de préstamo = issue terminal.
    * tiempo de préstamo = document delivery.
    * total de préstamos = circulation figures.
    * trabajo de préstamo de servicios = service job.
    * tramitar la devolución de un préstamo = discharge + book.
    * tramitar un préstamo = charge + book.
    * usada en el préstamo = label.
    * usuario que hace mucho uso del préstamo = heavy borrower.
    * usuario que hace poco uso del préstamo = light borrower.
    * usuario que hace uso del préstamo = borrower.
    * * *
    1) (Econ, Fin) ( acción - de prestar) lending; (- de tomar prestado) borrowing; ( cosa prestada) loan

    lo tenemos en préstamo — we've borrowed it, we've got it on loan

    2) (Ling) loanword
    * * *
    = borrowing, charge-out, circulation, issue, lending, lending and borrowing, loan, loan, issuing, charge, checkout [check-out], library issue, circ [circulation].

    Ex: Topics covered included: automated lending procedures, possible joint financial arrangements; interlibrary loans; and borrowing abroad = Los temas tratados incluían: procedimientos del préstamo automatizado, posibles acuerdos económicos conjuntos, préstamos interbibliotecarios y el préstamo en el extranjero.

    Ex: Charge-out then begins with an empty screen with places to read in the borrower numbers and up to nine copy numbers (Figure 86).
    Ex: Each local library is a separate administrative unit with separate and independent files for circulation, acquisitions, periodicals, and holdings.
    Ex: This system incorporates all the usual functions associated with the issue, return and reservation of library materials.
    Ex: While the benefits have been obvious, the mounting costs of lending and borrowing are causing serious concern.
    Ex: While the benefits have been obvious, the mounting costs of lending and borrowing are causing serious concern.
    Ex: A search of these files may be useful in the ordering of photocopies and loans.
    Ex: The EIB is able to borrow money at the best possible rates, and as it is non-profit making it is able to offer loans at advantageous terms.
    Ex: The recording of the loan of the material is called 'charging' or 'issuing', the actual record of the loan is known as the 'charge' or the 'issue', and the cancellation of the record when the material is returned by the borrower is called 'discharging'.
    Ex: The recording of the loan of the material is called 'charging' or 'issuing', the actual record of the loan is known as the ' charge' or the 'issue', and the cancellation of the record when the material is returned by the borrower is called 'discharging'.
    Ex: Library management systems have reduced the manual tasks of checkin, checkout, catalogue management and the like.
    Ex: This article describes a survey which was promoted by a sense that fiction in libraries is often undervalued, despite the fact that fiction accounts for a high proportion of public library issues.
    Ex: As public library circ declines, spending continues to top inflation.
    * área de préstamo = checkout area.
    * autorealización de préstamos = self-checkout [self-check-out].
    * autorenovación del préstamo = self-renewal.
    * autorización de préstamo = borrowing privileges.
    * auxiliar de préstamo = circulation clerk.
    * biblioteca de préstamo = lending library, circulating library, circulation library.
    * Biblioteca Nacional de Préstamo para la Ciencia y Tecnología (NLL) = National Lending Library for Science and Technology (NLL).
    * bibliotecario de préstamo = lending librarian.
    * bibliotecario de préstamos = borrowing librarian.
    * bolsa de control de préstamo = book pocket.
    * buzón para la devolución de préstamos = book chute, book return box.
    * cajón de préstamo = issue tray.
    * carnet de préstamo = library card.
    * Centro Nacional de Préstamos = National Lending Centre.
    * colección de préstamo = circulating collection.
    * colección de préstamo restringido = course reserve.
    * conceder un préstamo = grant + loan.
    * control de préstamo = circulation control.
    * departamento de préstamo = circulation department.
    * departamento de préstamo interbibliotecar = interlibrary loan department.
    * depósito de préstamos después de las horas de apertura = after-hours book drop.
    * de préstamo = circulating.
    * derecho de préstamo = lending right.
    * derecho sobre el préstamo al público (PLR) = public lending right (PLR).
    * devolución de préstamos = check-in [checkin], book return.
    * disponible al préstamo = circulating.
    * dispositivo de préstamo = checkout unit.
    * distribución de documentos de préstamo interbibliotecario = interlibrary loan document delivery.
    * División de Préstamo de la Biblioteca Británica (BLLD) = British Library Lending Division (BLLD).
    * en préstamo = in circulation, on loan, out on loan, checked-out.
    * estadística de préstamo = circulation statistics.
    * estadística de préstamos = loan statistics.
    * excluido del préstamo = uncirculated, non-circulating [noncirculating].
    * ficha de préstamo del libro = book card [bookcard].
    * fichero de préstamo = circulation file.
    * fondo de préstamo por horas = short-loan collection.
    * frecuencia de préstamo del material = turnover rate.
    * hacer un préstamo = charge, issue.
    * hoja de préstamo = routing slip, issue form, circulation slip.
    * libro de préstamo vencido = overdue book.
    * lista de préstamo = routing list, circulation list.
    * máquina de registro de préstamos por medio de la fotografía = photocharger, photocharging machine.
    * módulo de préstamos = circulation module.
    * mostrador de préstamo = circulation desk, control counter, check-out desk, library issue desk, front desk.
    * mostrador de préstamos = issue desk, issue counter.
    * no disponible para el préstamo = not-loanable.
    * normas de préstamos vencidos = overdue policy.
    * normativa de préstamo = loan policy.
    * número de préstamo = charging number.
    * número de préstamos = circulation figures.
    * pantalla de préstamo = charge-out screen.
    * papeleta de petición de préstamo interbibliotecario = interlibrary loan request form.
    * papeleta de solicitud de préstamo = call slip.
    * pedir en préstamo = borrow.
    * pedir un préstamo = take + a loan.
    * persona que hace un préstamo = loaner.
    * petición de préstamo = loan request.
    * petición de préstamo interbibliotecario = interlibrary loan request.
    * poner en préstamo = circulate.
    * préstamo a domicilio = home lending.
    * préstamo agrícola = farm loan, farm loan, farm loan, farm credit, agricultural credit.
    * préstamo automatizado = automated lending.
    * préstamo breve = short-loan, short-term loan.
    * préstamo de libros = book lending, checking out books.
    * préstamo de periodo fijo = fixed date loan period.
    * préstamo de plazo intermedio = intermediate-term loan.
    * préstamo electrónico = e-lending [electronic lending].
    * préstamo hipotecario = mortgage.
    * préstamo interbibliotecario = ILL (Interlibrary Loan), interlending, interlending transaction, interlibrary lending, interlibrary loan, interloan, loan traffic, interlibrary borrowing.
    * préstamo internacional = international lending.
    * préstamo nocturno = overnight loan.
    * préstamo para compra de coche = car loan.
    * préstamo para otra persona = proxy borrowing.
    * préstamo por horas = hourly loan.
    * préstamo por lector = circulation per capita.
    * préstamo prolongado = long-term loan.
    * préstamo reembolsable al vencimiento = bullet loan.
    * préstamo renovado = extended loan.
    * procesamiento de préstamos = loan processing.
    * procesar la devolución del préstamo = charge in, check in.
    * que no se puede sacar en préstamo = non-circulating [noncirculating].
    * que puede salir en préstamo = loanable.
    * realización de préstamos = checkout [check-out].
    * red de préstamo interbibliotecario = interlibrary loan network.
    * renovación del préstamo = renewal.
    * renovación de préstamos = extended loan.
    * renovar el préstamo de un documento = renew + document.
    * retirar un libro en préstamo = check out + book.
    * sacar en préstamo = charge out, check out.
    * sacar libro en préstamo = borrow + book.
    * sanción por préstamo vencido = overdue fine.
    * sección de préstamo = lending collection, lending stock.
    * servicio de préstamo = lending service, loaner service.
    * servicio de préstamo a domicilio = home lending service.
    * servicio de préstamo de documentos = document delivery service (DDS).
    * servicio de préstamo interbibliotecario = interlending service.
    * sin préstamo = non-circulating [noncirculating].
    * sistema automatizado de préstamo = automated lending system, computerised issue system.
    * sistema de préstamo = circulation system, issue system, lending system, book checking system, charge out system, library issue system.
    * sistema de préstamo automatizado = automated circulation system.
    * sistema de préstamo interbibliotecario = interlibrary loan system.
    * situación de préstamo = loan status.
    * sobre para el control del préstamo = slip holder pocket.
    * tasa de préstamo = lending rate, lending rate.
    * terminal de préstamo = issue terminal.
    * tiempo de préstamo = document delivery.
    * total de préstamos = circulation figures.
    * trabajo de préstamo de servicios = service job.
    * tramitar la devolución de un préstamo = discharge + book.
    * tramitar un préstamo = charge + book.
    * usada en el préstamo = label.
    * usuario que hace mucho uso del préstamo = heavy borrower.
    * usuario que hace poco uso del préstamo = light borrower.
    * usuario que hace uso del préstamo = borrower.

    * * *
    A ( Econ, Fin) (acción — de prestar) lending; (— de tomar prestado) borrowing; (cosa prestada) loan
    pidió un préstamo en el banco he asked the bank for a loan
    lo tenemos en préstamo we've borrowed it/we've got it on loan
    Compuestos:
    balloon loan
    student loan
    bridge loan ( AmE), bridging loan ( BrE)
    B ( Ling) loanword
    * * *

     

    préstamo sustantivo masculino (Econ, Fin) ( acción — de prestar) lending;
    (— de tomar prestado) borrowing;
    ( cosa prestada) loan
    préstamo sustantivo masculino loan: me dejó el libro en préstamo, he lent me the book
    pedimos un préstamo al banco, we applied for a loan from the bank
    préstamo hipotecario, mortgage
    ' préstamo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    conceder
    - crédito
    - espaldarazo
    - reembolsar
    - amortización
    - aprobación
    - aprobar
    - avalar
    - bancario
    - concesión
    - consolidar
    - gestionar
    - interesar
    - otorgar
    - pedir
    - reembolso
    - reintegrar
    - reintegro
    - tramitar
    - trámite
    - urgir
    English:
    bank loan
    - guarantee
    - loan
    - negotiate
    - raise
    - repay
    - repayment
    - advance
    - approach
    - borrow
    - issue
    - mortgage
    * * *
    1. [acción] [de prestar] lending;
    [de pedir prestado] borrowing;
    ese libro está en préstamo that book is out on loan;
    2. [cantidad] loan;
    pedir un préstamo to ask for a loan
    préstamo bancario bank loan;
    préstamo a plazo fijo fixed-term loan
    3. Ling loanword
    * * *
    m
    1 de dinero loan;
    pedir un préstamo para algo apply for a loan for sth
    2 GRAM loanword
    * * *
    : loan
    * * *
    préstamo n loan

    Spanish-English dictionary > préstamo

  • 3 préstamo hipotecario

    m.
    mortgage loan, mortgage.
    * * *
    home loan, mortgage
    * * *
    (n.) = mortgage
    Ex. Incoming paper records, such as mortgage, deeds and liens are now captured electronically using document scanners and stored on optical discs for quick access during searches.
    * * *
    (n.) = mortgage

    Ex: Incoming paper records, such as mortgage, deeds and liens are now captured electronically using document scanners and stored on optical discs for quick access during searches.

    Spanish-English dictionary > préstamo hipotecario

  • 4 préstamo

    nm
    cash advance n, borrowing n, loan n
    préstamo estatal government loan
    préstamo extranjero foreign loan
    préstamo financiero financial loan
    préstamo hipotecario mortgage, mortgage loan
    préstamo puente bridging loan, bridge loan (US)
    préstamos borrowing

    Spanish-English Business Glossary > préstamo

  • 5 Banco Federal de Ahorro-Vivienda

    • Federal Home Loan Bank

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > Banco Federal de Ahorro-Vivienda

  • 6 bancos federales de préstamos a la vivienda

    • federal home loan banks

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > bancos federales de préstamos a la vivienda

  • 7 casero

    • domesticated
    • home appliance
    • home banking
    • home inspector
    • home loan bank board
    • home market
    • home-bound
    • home-care
    • home-made
    • homeliness
    • homeopath
    • housewifely
    • landlocked
    • landlord-and-tenant
    • lessor
    • owner of the apartment
    • proprietor

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > casero

  • 8 Consejo Bancario de Ahorro-Vivienda

    • home in on
    • home loan bank board
    • home-loving

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > Consejo Bancario de Ahorro-Vivienda

  • 9 de fabricación casera

    • home loan bank board
    • home market

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > de fabricación casera

  • 10 hecho en casa

    • home appliance
    • home banking
    • home loan bank board
    • home market
    • home-bound
    • home-care
    • homeliness
    • homeopath

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > hecho en casa

  • 11 inspector de hogares

    • home in
    • home inspector
    • home loan bank board

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > inspector de hogares

  • 12 Junta del Banco Federal de Ahorro-Vivienda

    • Federal Home Loan Bank Board

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > Junta del Banco Federal de Ahorro-Vivienda

  • 13 home page

    m.
    home page.
    * * *
    = home page [homepage].
    Nota: En Internet, página principal con información sobre una empresa, organización o persona.
    Ex. The more common meaning of 'home page' refers to the main web page for a business, organization, person or simply the main page out of a collection of web pages.
    * * *
    = home page [homepage].
    Nota: En Internet, página principal con información sobre una empresa, organización o persona.

    Ex: The more common meaning of 'home page' refers to the main web page for a business, organization, person or simply the main page out of a collection of web pages.

    Spanish-English dictionary > home page

  • 14 home

    m.
    home plate.

    Spanish-English dictionary > home

  • 15 Home Depot

    f.
    Home Depot, Home Depot Inc..

    Spanish-English dictionary > Home Depot

  • 16 loán

    • Ch nažloutlý
    • Ch šedožlutý

    Diccionario español-checo > loán

  • 17 home ranch

       Carlisle: 1930. One's own cattle brand.

    Vocabulario Vaquero > home ranch

  • 18 a

    prep.
    1 to.
    voy a Madrid I'm going to Madrid
    me voy al extranjero I'm going abroad
    llegó a Buenos Aires/a la fiesta he arrived in Buenos Aires/at the party
    2 at (moment).
    a las siete at seven o'clock
    a los once años at the age of eleven
    al caer la noche at nightfall
    al oír la noticia se desmayó on hearing the news, she fainted
    Llegué al amanecer I arrived at dawn.
    3 per, every (frecuency).
    40 horas a la semana 40 hours per o a week
    tres veces al día three times a day
    4 to.
    dáselo a Ricardo give it to Ricardo
    dile a Ricardo que venga tell Ricardo to come
    5 to.
    entró a pagar he came in to pay
    aprender a nadar to learn to swim
    6 by, about to, for.
    * * *
    A, a
    ► nombre femenino (pl as o aes)
    1 (la letra) A, a
    ————————
    A
    1 ( Alteza) Highness; (abreviatura) H
    ————————
    A
    1 ( autopista) motorway; (abreviatura) M
    ————————
    A
    ► 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.
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    ◊ 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

  • 19 acortar

    v.
    1 to shorten (longitud, cuerda).
    Ellos acortaron el tiempo asignado They shortened the alloted time.
    2 to abridge, to shorten.
    Ellos acortaron la versión para cine They abridged the movie version.
    * * *
    1 to shorten, make shorter
    1 to shorten
    1 figurado to be shy
    * * *
    verb
    to shorten, reduce
    * * *
    1.
    VT [+ vestido, falda, traje] to take up, shorten; [+ artículo, texto] to shorten, cut down; [+ periodo, duración] to shorten, reduce
    2.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo <falda/vestido> to shorten; <texto/artículo> to cut, shorten; <vacaciones/permanencia> to cut short; <película/carrera> to reduce the length of
    2.
    acortarse v pron to get shorter
    * * *
    = curtail, shorten, truncate, conflate, foreshorten, cut + Nombre + short, abridge, abbreviate, cut across.
    Ex. The imposition of fee-based services may radically curtail the breadth of resources available to library users where historically information has been offered freely.
    Ex. If there are holds on the title, the loan period is shortened to 14 days.
    Ex. Expressive notation is generally easier to truncate, that is, delete final characters to create the notation for a more general subject.
    Ex. Authors did not always read proofs; revises might be omitted and routines conflated.
    Ex. Medicine also needs to reconsider whether actions that foreshorten life can be normative and permissible.
    Ex. May I just cut you short, because I've discussed this problem with Peter Jacobs just this week.
    Ex. Inevitably any abridgement poses the dilemma how to abridge, that is, what to leave out and what to include.
    Ex. The Dewey Decimal Classification ( abbreviated to either DC or DDC) is arguably the most important bibliographic classification scheme.
    Ex. He looked up and saw two figures cutting across the field, a colored man and woman, each carrying a bottle.
    ----
    * acortar las diferencias = close + the gap.
    * acortar las distancias = close + the gap.
    * acortar las distancias entre... y = narrow + the gap between... and.
    * acortar + Posesivo + vida = cut + Posesivo + life short.
    * acortarse = grow + shorter.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo <falda/vestido> to shorten; <texto/artículo> to cut, shorten; <vacaciones/permanencia> to cut short; <película/carrera> to reduce the length of
    2.
    acortarse v pron to get shorter
    * * *
    = curtail, shorten, truncate, conflate, foreshorten, cut + Nombre + short, abridge, abbreviate, cut across.

    Ex: The imposition of fee-based services may radically curtail the breadth of resources available to library users where historically information has been offered freely.

    Ex: If there are holds on the title, the loan period is shortened to 14 days.
    Ex: Expressive notation is generally easier to truncate, that is, delete final characters to create the notation for a more general subject.
    Ex: Authors did not always read proofs; revises might be omitted and routines conflated.
    Ex: Medicine also needs to reconsider whether actions that foreshorten life can be normative and permissible.
    Ex: May I just cut you short, because I've discussed this problem with Peter Jacobs just this week.
    Ex: Inevitably any abridgement poses the dilemma how to abridge, that is, what to leave out and what to include.
    Ex: The Dewey Decimal Classification ( abbreviated to either DC or DDC) is arguably the most important bibliographic classification scheme.
    Ex: He looked up and saw two figures cutting across the field, a colored man and woman, each carrying a bottle.
    * acortar las diferencias = close + the gap.
    * acortar las distancias = close + the gap.
    * acortar las distancias entre... y = narrow + the gap between... and.
    * acortar + Posesivo + vida = cut + Posesivo + life short.
    * acortarse = grow + shorter.

    * * *
    acortar [A1 ]
    vt
    ‹falda/vestido› to shorten; ‹texto/artículo› to cut, shorten; ‹vacaciones/estancia› to cut short
    vamos por aquí, para acortar camino let's go this way, it's quicker o shorter
    acortaron la distancia de la prueba they reduced the length of the race
    ■ acortarse
    to get shorter
    * * *

     

    acortar ( conjugate acortar) verbo transitivo ‹falda/vestido› to shorten;
    ‹texto/artículo› to cut, shorten;
    ‹vacaciones/permanencia› to cut short;
    ‹película/carrera› to reduce the length of;
    ‹ distancia› to reduce;

    acortarse verbo pronominal
    to get shorter
    acortar verbo transitivo to shorten
    ♦ Locuciones: acortar las distancias, to cut down the distance

    ' acortar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abreviar
    - hacer
    - interrumpir
    English:
    curtail
    - cut
    - shorten
    - take up
    - gain
    - take
    - turn
    * * *
    ♦ vt
    1. [longitud, cuerda] to shorten
    2. [falda, pantalón] to take up
    3. [reunión, viaje] to cut short
    4. [condena] to cut, to reduce
    ♦ vi
    por este camino acortaremos we'll get there quicker this way
    * * *
    I v/t shorten
    II v/i take a short cut
    * * *
    : to shorten, to cut short
    * * *
    1. (tamaño, longitud) to shorten
    2. (tiempo) to reduce

    Spanish-English dictionary > acortar

  • 20 alrededores

    m.pl.
    1 environs.
    2 surroundings, neighborhood, fringes, outskirts.
    * * *
    1 surrounding area sing
    ■ en los alrededores de Sevilla in the vicinity of Seville, just outside Seville
    * * *
    noun m. plural
    * * *
    masculino plural
    a) (de ciudad - barrios periféricos, afueras) outskirts (pl); (- otras localidades)
    b) (de edificio, calle) surrounding area
    * * *
    = surroundings, surrounding area, outskirts of, the, vicinity, environs.
    Ex. Work in a duly ordered community should be made attractive by the consciousness of usefulness, by variety, and by being exercised amidst pleasurable surroundings.
    Ex. Large-scale maps and street plans of the locality and surrounding areas may be consulted, as may current traders' lists and catalogues.
    Ex. Gerould College, a co-educational undergraduate institution, is located on the outskirts of a peaceful, hideaway village in the Northeast, far from the rumbling tempo of industrialism.
    Ex. Students should be encouraged to pay a visit to a library in their own vicinity to consult particular sources or to initiate an interlibrary loan request.
    Ex. This database contains 500 photographs, drawings, engravings and watercolours of the 16th century Sutton House and its environs.
    ----
    * en los alrededores de = on the outskirts of, in the area round.
    * * *
    masculino plural
    a) (de ciudad - barrios periféricos, afueras) outskirts (pl); (- otras localidades)
    b) (de edificio, calle) surrounding area
    * * *
    = surroundings, surrounding area, outskirts of, the, vicinity, environs.

    Ex: Work in a duly ordered community should be made attractive by the consciousness of usefulness, by variety, and by being exercised amidst pleasurable surroundings.

    Ex: Large-scale maps and street plans of the locality and surrounding areas may be consulted, as may current traders' lists and catalogues.
    Ex: Gerould College, a co-educational undergraduate institution, is located on the outskirts of a peaceful, hideaway village in the Northeast, far from the rumbling tempo of industrialism.
    Ex: Students should be encouraged to pay a visit to a library in their own vicinity to consult particular sources or to initiate an interlibrary loan request.
    Ex: This database contains 500 photographs, drawings, engravings and watercolours of the 16th century Sutton House and its environs.
    * en los alrededores de = on the outskirts of, in the area round.

    * * *
    1 (de edificio, calle) surrounding area ( sing)
    la polícia está rastreando los alrededores the police are combing the surrounding area
    en los alrededores del estadio in the area around the stadium
    2 (de ciudad) outskirts (pl)
    vive en los alrededores de Madrid she lives in the outskirts of Madrid
    3 (de otras lugares) surroundings (pl)
    el pueblo y sus alrededores the village and its surroundings
    * * *

    alrededores sustantivo masculino plural
    a) (barrios periféricos, extrarradio de ciudad) outskirts (pl);

    ( otras localidades): surroundings (pl)
    b) (de edificio, calle) surrounding area;


    ' alrededores' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    alrededor
    - proximidad
    English:
    environs
    - round
    - surrounding
    - vicinity
    - home
    - neighborhood
    - neighboring
    - out
    - surroundings
    * * *
    mpl surrounding area sg
    * * *
    aledaños: surroundings, outskirts
    * * *
    alrededores npl outskirts

    Spanish-English dictionary > alrededores

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