Traducción: de espanol

loyalty of custom

  • 1 atraer

    v.
    1 to attract (causar acercamiento).
    lo atrajo hacia sí tirándole de la corbata she pulled him toward her by his tie
    El teatro atrae a los niños The theater attracts children.
    El imán atrae el hierro The magnet attracts iron.
    El espectáculo atrajo mucha gente The show brought in a lot of people.
    La gravedad atrae los objetos Gravity draws objects down...
    2 to attract.
    la miel atrae a las moscas honey attracts flies
    me atrae tu hermana I'm attracted to your sister, I find your sister attractive
    no me atrae mucho la comida china I'm not too keen on Chinese food
    no me atrae mucho la idea the idea doesn't appeal to me much
    3 to feel attracted by, to be engrossed by, to be attracted by.
    Nos atrae el teatro We feel attracted by the theater.
    4 to like to.
    Me atrae estudiar música I like to study music.
    5 to bring about, to cause, to produce, to attract.
    La buena actitud atrae buena fortuna Good attitude brings about good luck.
    * * *
    Conjugation model [ TRAER], like link=traer traer
    1 (gen) to attract
    2 (captivar) to captivate, charm
    * * *
    verb
    2) draw
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (Fís) to attract
    2) (=hacer acudir a sí) to draw, lure; [+ apoyo etc] to win, draw; [+ atención] to attract, engage; [+ imaginación] to appeal to

    dejarse atraer por — to allow o.s. to be drawn towards

    2.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    b) (traer, hacer venir) to attract
    c) (cautivar, gustar)
    d) <atención/miradas> to attract
    2.
    atraerse v pron
    a) ( ganarse) < amistad> to gain; < interés> to attract
    b) (recípr) to attract (each other)
    * * *
    = attract, beckon, draw in/into, reach out to, recruit, lure, arrest, seduce, woo, strike + Posesivo + fancy, court, win over, fancy, summon forth, catch + Posesivo + fancy.
    Ex. The range of data bases has attracted a number of academic libraries.
    Ex. Some hypnotism beckoned him in, and since he was in no hurry he submitted to it.
    Ex. Teachers of other subjects should also be drawn in to persuade their pupils that life-long use of libraries would also contribute to the country's scientific and technological advancement.
    Ex. The main reason for providing such a service is to reach out to those users who would not visit the library if it offered traditional services only.
    Ex. Reduced establishments have made it very difficult to recruit new IT talent.
    Ex. Many librarians are also finding that demonstrations of these automated systems provide tantalizing bait to lure the nonlibrary user to instructional sessions.
    Ex. People who will not stop to read pamphlets, brochures, etc produced by the library may be arrested by an eye-catching, colourful display.
    Ex. The article ' Seducing the reader' describes how US publishers use mailings, special offers, contests, and television and radio promotion to draw readers.
    Ex. Rumour had it that he was being wooed by Technicomm, Inc.
    Ex. Most books for children are selected by looking along the shelf until an attractive cover, familiar author's name or familiar title strikes the reader's fancy.
    Ex. In his efforts to broaden the tax base, Groome has been actively courting industry - with some moderate success.
    Ex. It is the latest incentive being offered to attract the Web user and win over their loyalty of custom.
    Ex. He was popular because he was good at sport and talked a lot about girls he fancied.
    Ex. Significant political events often summon forth larger-than-life figures and the inevitable clash of titans.
    Ex. At nightfall, drop anchor at any place that catch your fancy and the lullaby of the gentle waves put you to sleep.
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    * atraer a = appeal to, reach, pull + Nombre + to.
    * atraer a la multitud = pack in + the crowds.
    * atraer asistentes = attract + attendees.
    * atraer donaciones = attract + donation.
    * atraer el interés = capture + the imagination, capture + the interest, draw + interest.
    * atraer el interés de = catch + the imagination of.
    * atraer en masa = pack 'em in.
    * atraer gente = draw + people.
    * atraer inversiones = lure + investment.
    * atraer la atención = attract + the eye, hold + attention, catch + Posesivo + attention, grab + Posesivo + attention, catch + Posesivo + eye, capture + the attention, rivet + the attention, draw + attention, catch + Posesivo + fancy, peak + Posesivo + interest, make + a splash.
    * atraer la atención de Alguien = appeal to + Posesivo + imagination, engage + Posesivo + attention.
    * atraer la idea de = fancy + the idea of.
    * atraer multitudes = draw + throngs.
    * dinero atrae al dinero, el = riches attract riches.
    * para atraer al cliente = window dressing.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    b) (traer, hacer venir) to attract
    c) (cautivar, gustar)
    d) <atención/miradas> to attract
    2.
    atraerse v pron
    a) ( ganarse) < amistad> to gain; < interés> to attract
    b) (recípr) to attract (each other)
    * * *
    = attract, beckon, draw in/into, reach out to, recruit, lure, arrest, seduce, woo, strike + Posesivo + fancy, court, win over, fancy, summon forth, catch + Posesivo + fancy.

    Ex: The range of data bases has attracted a number of academic libraries.

    Ex: Some hypnotism beckoned him in, and since he was in no hurry he submitted to it.
    Ex: Teachers of other subjects should also be drawn in to persuade their pupils that life-long use of libraries would also contribute to the country's scientific and technological advancement.
    Ex: The main reason for providing such a service is to reach out to those users who would not visit the library if it offered traditional services only.
    Ex: Reduced establishments have made it very difficult to recruit new IT talent.
    Ex: Many librarians are also finding that demonstrations of these automated systems provide tantalizing bait to lure the nonlibrary user to instructional sessions.
    Ex: People who will not stop to read pamphlets, brochures, etc produced by the library may be arrested by an eye-catching, colourful display.
    Ex: The article ' Seducing the reader' describes how US publishers use mailings, special offers, contests, and television and radio promotion to draw readers.
    Ex: Rumour had it that he was being wooed by Technicomm, Inc.
    Ex: Most books for children are selected by looking along the shelf until an attractive cover, familiar author's name or familiar title strikes the reader's fancy.
    Ex: In his efforts to broaden the tax base, Groome has been actively courting industry - with some moderate success.
    Ex: It is the latest incentive being offered to attract the Web user and win over their loyalty of custom.
    Ex: He was popular because he was good at sport and talked a lot about girls he fancied.
    Ex: Significant political events often summon forth larger-than-life figures and the inevitable clash of titans.
    Ex: At nightfall, drop anchor at any place that catch your fancy and the lullaby of the gentle waves put you to sleep.
    * atraer a = appeal to, reach, pull + Nombre + to.
    * atraer a la multitud = pack in + the crowds.
    * atraer asistentes = attract + attendees.
    * atraer donaciones = attract + donation.
    * atraer el interés = capture + the imagination, capture + the interest, draw + interest.
    * atraer el interés de = catch + the imagination of.
    * atraer en masa = pack 'em in.
    * atraer gente = draw + people.
    * atraer inversiones = lure + investment.
    * atraer la atención = attract + the eye, hold + attention, catch + Posesivo + attention, grab + Posesivo + attention, catch + Posesivo + eye, capture + the attention, rivet + the attention, draw + attention, catch + Posesivo + fancy, peak + Posesivo + interest, make + a splash.
    * atraer la atención de Alguien = appeal to + Posesivo + imagination, engage + Posesivo + attention.
    * atraer la idea de = fancy + the idea of.
    * atraer multitudes = draw + throngs.
    * dinero atrae al dinero, el = riches attract riches.
    * para atraer al cliente = window dressing.

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    atraer [ E23 ]
    vt
    1 ( Fís) to attract
    2 (traer, hacer venir) to attract
    un truco para atraer al público a gimmick to attract the public
    la atrajo hacia sí he drew her toward(s) him
    3
    (cautivar, gustar): se siente atraído por ella he feels attracted to her
    no me atrae para nada la idea the idea doesn't attract me o appeal to me in the least, I don't find the idea at all attractive
    no me atraen mucho las fiestas I'm not very fond of o ( BrE) keen on parties, I don't care much for parties
    4 ‹atención/miradas› to attract
    1 (ganarse) to gain, win
    atraerse la amistad de algn to gain o win sb's friendship
    2 ( recípr) to attract (each other)
    los polos opuestos se atraen opposite poles attract
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    atraer ( conjugate atraer) verbo transitivo
    a) (Fís) to attract

    b) (traer, hacer venir) to attract;


    c) (cautivar, gustar):


    no me atrae la idea the idea doesn't attract me o appeal to me
    d)atención/miradas to attract

    atraerse verbo pronominal
    a) ( ganarse) ‹ amistad to gain;

    interés to attract

    atraer verbo transitivo to attract
    ' atraer' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    seducir
    - arrastrar
    - atraiga
    - cautivar
    - perdón
    - reclamo
    - tentar
    English:
    appeal
    - attract
    - bring
    - catch
    - draw
    - entice
    - lure
    - mainstream
    - pull
    - pull in
    - attention
    - capture
    - grab
    - woo
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    vt
    1. [causar acercamiento] to attract;
    lo atrajo hacia sí tirándole de la corbata she pulled him towards her by his tie
    2. [atención, gente] to attract, to draw;
    la miel atrae a las moscas honey attracts flies;
    su ambición le atrajo la antipatía de mucha gente he was disliked by many because of his ambitious nature
    3. [gustar] to attract;
    me atrae tu hermana I'm attracted to your sister, I find your sister attractive;
    no me atrae mucho la comida china I'm not too keen on Chinese food;
    no me atrae mucho la idea the idea doesn't appeal to me much
    * * *
    v/t attract;
    atraer todas las miradas be the center o Br centre of attention
    * * *
    atraer {81} vt
    : to attract
    * * *
    atraer vb
    1. (traer hacia sí) to attract
    2. (despertar el interés) to appeal to

    Spanish-English dictionary > atraer

  • 2 cliente

    f. & m.
    customer, patron, client, costumier.
    * * *
    1 client, customer
    * * *
    (f. - clienta)
    noun
    client, customer
    * * *
    SMF [de tienda, bar, restaurante, banco] customer; [de empresa] customer, client; [de hotel] guest, customer

    cliente fijo, cliente habitual — regular customer

    * * *
    - ta masculino, femenino (de tienda, de restaurante) customer; (de empresa, de abogado) client, customer; ( de hotel) guest; ( en taxi) fare, customer

    cliente asiduo or habitual — regular customer (o client etc)

    * * *
    = client, customer, patron, visitor, browser, client, punter, hotel guest.
    Nota: De hotel.
    Ex. Regular monthly outputs can be supplied, or other arrangements can be made to suit the client.
    Ex. New data base items are sent to customers on magnetic tape.
    Ex. The level of specificity that is desirable in any index is a function of the collection being indexed, its use and its patrons.
    Ex. In all 20 per cent of visitors went out of the bookshop with a book they had intended to buy, 15 per cent went out with a book they had not intended to buy and 67 went out with both intended and unintended purchases.
    Ex. In the Internet, a browser is a client program that is used to look at various kinds of Internet resources.
    Ex. In the Internet, a client is a software program that is used to contact and obtain data from a server software program on another computer, often across a great distance.
    Ex. It could mean simply the ability of the punter to move between pieces of information in much the same way as he or she uses the remote controller to change channels on analogue television.
    Ex. Hotel guests not only steal towels and toiletries, but some of them even take home unusual objects like sex toys, stuffed animals and toilet seats.
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    * arquitectura cliente-servidor = client-server architecture.
    * atención al cliente = customer care, customer support.
    * atención personal al cliente = personal selling.
    * centrado en el cliente = customer-centred [customer-centered, USA].
    * cliente de hotel = hotel guest.
    * cliente fijo = loyalty of custom.
    * cliente habitual = habitué.
    * cliente leal = loyal customer.
    * cliente satisfecho = satisfied customer.
    * cliente-servidor = client-server.
    * cliente web = WWW browser, Web browser.
    * departamento de atención al cliente = customer service department.
    * el cliente siempre tiene la razón = the customer is always right.
    * facturar a los clientes = bill + clients.
    * lealtad del cliente = customer loyalty.
    * para atraer al cliente = window dressing.
    * programa cliente = browser.
    * ser cliente de una tienda = patronise + shop.
    * servicio de atención al cliente = customer service, service department.
    * servicio de atención al cliente en su propio automóvil = drive-through (drive-thru).
    * servicio de atención al cliente por teléfono = call centre.
    * tecnología cliente-servidor = client-server technology.
    * * *
    - ta masculino, femenino (de tienda, de restaurante) customer; (de empresa, de abogado) client, customer; ( de hotel) guest; ( en taxi) fare, customer

    cliente asiduo or habitual — regular customer (o client etc)

    * * *
    = client, customer, patron, visitor, browser, client, punter, hotel guest.
    Nota: De hotel.

    Ex: Regular monthly outputs can be supplied, or other arrangements can be made to suit the client.

    Ex: New data base items are sent to customers on magnetic tape.
    Ex: The level of specificity that is desirable in any index is a function of the collection being indexed, its use and its patrons.
    Ex: In all 20 per cent of visitors went out of the bookshop with a book they had intended to buy, 15 per cent went out with a book they had not intended to buy and 67 went out with both intended and unintended purchases.
    Ex: In the Internet, a browser is a client program that is used to look at various kinds of Internet resources.
    Ex: In the Internet, a client is a software program that is used to contact and obtain data from a server software program on another computer, often across a great distance.
    Ex: It could mean simply the ability of the punter to move between pieces of information in much the same way as he or she uses the remote controller to change channels on analogue television.
    Ex: Hotel guests not only steal towels and toiletries, but some of them even take home unusual objects like sex toys, stuffed animals and toilet seats.
    * arquitectura cliente-servidor = client-server architecture.
    * atención al cliente = customer care, customer support.
    * atención personal al cliente = personal selling.
    * centrado en el cliente = customer-centred [customer-centered, USA].
    * cliente de hotel = hotel guest.
    * cliente fijo = loyalty of custom.
    * cliente habitual = habitué.
    * cliente leal = loyal customer.
    * cliente satisfecho = satisfied customer.
    * cliente-servidor = client-server.
    * cliente web = WWW browser, Web browser.
    * departamento de atención al cliente = customer service department.
    * el cliente siempre tiene la razón = the customer is always right.
    * facturar a los clientes = bill + clients.
    * lealtad del cliente = customer loyalty.
    * para atraer al cliente = window dressing.
    * programa cliente = browser.
    * ser cliente de una tienda = patronise + shop.
    * servicio de atención al cliente = customer service, service department.
    * servicio de atención al cliente en su propio automóvil = drive-through (drive-thru).
    * servicio de atención al cliente por teléfono = call centre.
    * tecnología cliente-servidor = client-server technology.

    * * *
    cliente -ta
    masculine, feminine
    1 (de una tienda) customer; (de una empresa) client, customer; (de un restaurante) customer, patron; (de un hotel) guest; (de un abogado, arquitecto) client; (en un taxi) fare, customer
    cliente asiduo or habitual regular customer ( o client etc)
    2
    cliente masculine ( Inf) client
    * * *

     

    cliente
    ◊ -ta sustantivo masculino, femenino (de tienda, restaurante) customer;


    (de empresa, abogado) client;
    ( de hotel) guest;
    ( en taxi) fare, customer;
    cliente habitual regular customer (o client etc)

    cliente mf client, customer

    ' cliente' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abogada
    - abogado
    - alquilar
    - asidua
    - asiduo
    - dirigirse
    - habitual
    - huésped
    - huéspeda
    - parroquiana
    - parroquiano
    - atender
    - casero
    - fijo
    - servicio
    English:
    attend to
    - big
    - caller
    - client
    - customer
    - guest
    - major
    - patron
    - patronize
    - prospective
    - punter
    - regular
    - serve
    - service
    - soliciting
    - support
    - visitor
    - with
    - custom
    - customize
    - loyalty
    - now
    - please
    - prospect
    * * *
    cliente, -a
    nm,f
    [de tienda, garaje, bar] customer; [de banco, abogado] client; [de hotel] guest;
    perder/ganar un cliente to lose/gain a customer/client;
    un cliente habitual a regular customer/client/guest;
    el cliente siempre tiene razón the customer is always right
    nm
    Informát client
    * * *
    m/f de tienda customer; de empresa client
    * * *
    cliente, -ta n
    : customer, client
    * * *
    1. (en tienda, etc) customer

    Spanish-English dictionary > cliente

  • 3 cliente fijo

    Ex. It is the latest incentive being offered to attract the Web user and win over their loyalty of custom.
    * * *

    Ex: It is the latest incentive being offered to attract the Web user and win over their loyalty of custom.

    * * *
    regular (customer)

    Spanish-English dictionary > cliente fijo

  • 4 conquistarse

    (v.) = win over
    Ex. It is the latest incentive being offered to attract the Web user and win over their loyalty of custom.
    * * *
    (v.) = win over

    Ex: It is the latest incentive being offered to attract the Web user and win over their loyalty of custom.

    Spanish-English dictionary > conquistarse

  • 5 conseguir

    v.
    1 to obtain, to get.
    consiguió todo lo que se propuso she achieved everything she set out to do
    conseguir hacer algo to manage to do something
    no consiguió que me enfadara she didn't (manage to) get me annoyed
    María consiguió un descuento grande Mary got a huge discount.
    2 to get hold of, to get over here.
    María consiguió a Ricardo al fin Mary got hold of Richard at last.
    3 to manage to, to be able to, to get to, to find a way to.
    María consiguió llegar a tiempo Mary mMaríaged to arrive on time.
    * * *
    Conjugation model [ SEGUIR], like link=seguir seguir
    1 (cosa) to obtain, get; (objetivo) to attain, achieve
    2 (lograr) to manage, succeed in
    ¡lo conseguí! I did it!
    * * *
    verb
    1) to achieve, attain
    2) get
    * * *
    VT [+ meta, objetivo] to achieve; [+ resultado] to obtain, achieve; [+ premio, campeonato] to win; [+ entradas, empleo, dinero] to get; [+ documento, visado, beca, permiso] to get, obtain; [+ acuerdo] to reach

    consiguieron la mayoría absolutathey won o gained an absolute majority

    conseguir hacer algo — to manage to do sth

    conseguir que algn haga algo — to get sb to do sth

    al final conseguí que me devolvieran el dinero — I got them to give me my money back in the end, I got my money back from them in the end

    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    a) <objetivo/fin/resultado> to achieve, obtain; <entrada/permiso/empleo> to get

    si lo intentas, al final lo conseguirás — if you try, you'll succeed in the end

    b)

    conseguir + inf — to manage to + inf

    c)

    conseguir que + subj: vas a conseguir que me enfade you're going to get me annoyed; al final conseguí que me dejaran pasar I finally got them to let me through; conseguí que me lo prestara — I got him to lend it to me

    2.
    conseguir vi (RPl)

    conseguir con alguien/algo — to get through to somebody/something

    * * *
    = accomplish, achieve, attain, cultivate, gain, get, obtain, procure, secure, work out, yield, effect, galvanise [galvanize, -USA], come by, get (a)round to, get + hold of, land, acquire, line up, win over.
    Ex. If a library prefers to simplify records in particular areas, this can usually be accomplished by not entering particular types of information.
    Ex. The above citation order is achieved by the intercalation of (73).
    Ex. A fully comparative account of recommendations for filing orders is likely to prove confusing until the reader has attained some familiarity with the general problems, and the solutions offered by one code.
    Ex. Such familiarity can be cultivated with experience, and will consider the following features of data bases.
    Ex. To many, therefore, this emphasis on information can provide a much-needed opportunity to gain the public library new influence and respect.
    Ex. DOBIS/LIBIS does not get a new document number, but reserves this document for you, so that no one else can change it while you are working on it.
    Ex. In the event that the position in the matrix contains more than 32 entries, it is necessary for the user to interact with the system to obtain the miniature catalog that will contain the entry s/he seeks.
    Ex. They are responsible for putting together advertisements, securing proofs, procuring the matrices, electrotypes, and other duplicate plates needed for insertion in publications.
    Ex. They are responsible for putting together advertisements, securing proofs, procuring the matrices, electrotypes, and other duplicate plates needed for insertion in publications.
    Ex. The details of how the assignment of numbers by authorized agencies would be controlled have yet to be worked out.
    Ex. This mixture of approaches is designed to yield maximum retrieval for as many users as possible by combining the different strengths of controlled and natural language indexing.
    Ex. Historically, the main reasons for unionization have been to effect better wages, fringe benefits, and working conditions.
    Ex. The author discusses how librarians should present themselves to effectively galvanize public support for their leadership in the digital age.
    Ex. This article shows how teachers came by such information and the use they made it of in their work.
    Ex. The best way is to talk to them, using a structured plan so that you do get round to asking the right questions.
    Ex. It is difficult for Western librarians to find out what is being published, or to get hold of the materials that they know about.
    Ex. For example, Mile High Comics has served libraries in the past and is eager to land more library customers.
    Ex. Many libraries have special collections of foreign, unpublished or unusual materials which include items unlikely to be acquired by other libraries.
    Ex. The actress flaked out again and the director is trying to line up a replacement.
    Ex. It is the latest incentive being offered to attract the Web user and win over their loyalty of custom.
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    * casi conseguir = come close to + Gerundio.
    * conseguir acceso = gain + access, gain + admittance.
    * conseguir admiración = gain + respect.
    * conseguir algo = get + anywhere.
    * conseguir Algo con esfuerzo = hack.
    * conseguir Algo contra todo pronóstico = beat + the odds.
    * conseguir algo de = get + something out of.
    * conseguir Algo en contra de lo previsible = beat + the odds.
    * conseguir Algo fácilmente = coast.
    * conseguir Algo, lograr Algo = pull + Nombre + off.
    * conseguir apoyo = mobilise + support, win + support, line up + support, gain + support.
    * conseguir ayuda = secure + help.
    * conseguir beneficio = accrue + benefit.
    * conseguir calmarse = regain + Posesivo + composure.
    * conseguir con dificultad = eke out.
    * conseguir con esfuerzo = mine.
    * conseguir el control = gain + control (over/of).
    * conseguir el derecho para = win + the right to.
    * conseguir el dinero = come up with + the money.
    * conseguir en gran medida + Infinitivo = go + a long way (towards/to/in) + Gerundio.
    * conseguir éxito = achieve + success.
    * conseguir éxitos y fracasos = encounter + problems and successes.
    * conseguir fondos = win + funds.
    * conseguir hablar con = catch up with.
    * conseguir la reconciliación = bring about + reconciliation.
    * conseguir liberarse de = secure + relief from.
    * conseguirlo = pull it off, nail it.
    * conseguir localizar = get + hold of.
    * conseguir lo imposible = achieve + the impossible, accomplish + the impossible, shoot (for) + the moon.
    * conseguir lo que Uno quiere = have + Posesivo + way (with).
    * conseguir mediante engaño = bluff + Posesivo + way into.
    * conseguir mucho = do + much.
    * conseguir ocupar un lugar específico = secure + a niche.
    * conseguir + Posesivo + aprobación = win + Posesivo + approval.
    * conseguir que = galvanise into.
    * conseguir realizarse plenamente = achieve + Posesivo + full potential.
    * conseguir reconocimiento = win + recognition.
    * conseguir recursos = mobilise + resources.
    * conseguir respeto = gain + respect.
    * conseguirse = accrue.
    * conseguir ser el blanco de todas las miradas = grab + the limelight.
    * conseguir ser el blanco de todas las miradas = capture + spotlight, grab + the spotlight.
    * conseguir ser el centro de atención = capture + spotlight, grab + the spotlight, grab + the limelight.
    * conseguir tiempo = buy + time.
    * conseguir una buena formación en = get + a good grounding on.
    * conseguir una meta = accomplish + goal.
    * conseguir una solución = achieve + solution.
    * conseguir un equilibrio = strike + a balance.
    * conseguir un estándar = attain + standard.
    * conseguir un fin = secure + end.
    * conseguir un ideal = attain + ideal, achieve + ideal.
    * conseguir unir = rally.
    * conseguir un objetivo = accomplish + objective, achieve + objective, attain + goal.
    * conseguir un premio = earn + an award, win + award, win + prize.
    * conseguir un puesto de trabajo = obtain + position.
    * conseguir un trabajo = enter + job, land + job.
    * difícil de conseguir = difficult to come by.
    * ejercer presión para conseguir Algo = push for.
    * esforzarse por conseguir = strive for, work toward(s).
    * estar en vías de conseguir = be on the road to.
    * fácil de conseguir = easy-to-get, easy to come by.
    * forma de conseguir Algo = lever.
    * intentar conseguir = aim for, work toward(s).
    * intentar conseguir Algo = take + a swing at.
    * modo de conseguir Algo = lever.
    * muy lejos de conseguir = a long way toward.
    * no conseguir nada = achieve + nothing.
    * no conseguir ni una cosa ni otra = fall (between/through) + the cracks.
    * para conseguir = in pursuit of.
    * pero sin conseguirlo = but no dice.
    * presionar para conseguir Algo = press for.
    * que no se puede conseguir = unobtainable.
    * resultar difícil de conseguir = prove + elusive.
    * ser algo muy fácil de conseguir = be there for the taking.
    * ser difícil de conseguir = be hard to get.
    * ser fácil de conseguir = be readily available.
    * un medio para conseguir un fin = a means to an end.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    a) <objetivo/fin/resultado> to achieve, obtain; <entrada/permiso/empleo> to get

    si lo intentas, al final lo conseguirás — if you try, you'll succeed in the end

    b)

    conseguir + inf — to manage to + inf

    c)

    conseguir que + subj: vas a conseguir que me enfade you're going to get me annoyed; al final conseguí que me dejaran pasar I finally got them to let me through; conseguí que me lo prestara — I got him to lend it to me

    2.
    conseguir vi (RPl)

    conseguir con alguien/algo — to get through to somebody/something

    * * *
    = accomplish, achieve, attain, cultivate, gain, get, obtain, procure, secure, work out, yield, effect, galvanise [galvanize, -USA], come by, get (a)round to, get + hold of, land, acquire, line up, win over.

    Ex: If a library prefers to simplify records in particular areas, this can usually be accomplished by not entering particular types of information.

    Ex: The above citation order is achieved by the intercalation of (73).
    Ex: A fully comparative account of recommendations for filing orders is likely to prove confusing until the reader has attained some familiarity with the general problems, and the solutions offered by one code.
    Ex: Such familiarity can be cultivated with experience, and will consider the following features of data bases.
    Ex: To many, therefore, this emphasis on information can provide a much-needed opportunity to gain the public library new influence and respect.
    Ex: DOBIS/LIBIS does not get a new document number, but reserves this document for you, so that no one else can change it while you are working on it.
    Ex: In the event that the position in the matrix contains more than 32 entries, it is necessary for the user to interact with the system to obtain the miniature catalog that will contain the entry s/he seeks.
    Ex: They are responsible for putting together advertisements, securing proofs, procuring the matrices, electrotypes, and other duplicate plates needed for insertion in publications.
    Ex: They are responsible for putting together advertisements, securing proofs, procuring the matrices, electrotypes, and other duplicate plates needed for insertion in publications.
    Ex: The details of how the assignment of numbers by authorized agencies would be controlled have yet to be worked out.
    Ex: This mixture of approaches is designed to yield maximum retrieval for as many users as possible by combining the different strengths of controlled and natural language indexing.
    Ex: Historically, the main reasons for unionization have been to effect better wages, fringe benefits, and working conditions.
    Ex: The author discusses how librarians should present themselves to effectively galvanize public support for their leadership in the digital age.
    Ex: This article shows how teachers came by such information and the use they made it of in their work.
    Ex: The best way is to talk to them, using a structured plan so that you do get round to asking the right questions.
    Ex: It is difficult for Western librarians to find out what is being published, or to get hold of the materials that they know about.
    Ex: For example, Mile High Comics has served libraries in the past and is eager to land more library customers.
    Ex: Many libraries have special collections of foreign, unpublished or unusual materials which include items unlikely to be acquired by other libraries.
    Ex: The actress flaked out again and the director is trying to line up a replacement.
    Ex: It is the latest incentive being offered to attract the Web user and win over their loyalty of custom.
    * casi conseguir = come close to + Gerundio.
    * conseguir acceso = gain + access, gain + admittance.
    * conseguir admiración = gain + respect.
    * conseguir algo = get + anywhere.
    * conseguir Algo con esfuerzo = hack.
    * conseguir Algo contra todo pronóstico = beat + the odds.
    * conseguir algo de = get + something out of.
    * conseguir Algo en contra de lo previsible = beat + the odds.
    * conseguir Algo fácilmente = coast.
    * conseguir Algo, lograr Algo = pull + Nombre + off.
    * conseguir apoyo = mobilise + support, win + support, line up + support, gain + support.
    * conseguir ayuda = secure + help.
    * conseguir beneficio = accrue + benefit.
    * conseguir calmarse = regain + Posesivo + composure.
    * conseguir con dificultad = eke out.
    * conseguir con esfuerzo = mine.
    * conseguir el control = gain + control (over/of).
    * conseguir el derecho para = win + the right to.
    * conseguir el dinero = come up with + the money.
    * conseguir en gran medida + Infinitivo = go + a long way (towards/to/in) + Gerundio.
    * conseguir éxito = achieve + success.
    * conseguir éxitos y fracasos = encounter + problems and successes.
    * conseguir fondos = win + funds.
    * conseguir hablar con = catch up with.
    * conseguir la reconciliación = bring about + reconciliation.
    * conseguir liberarse de = secure + relief from.
    * conseguirlo = pull it off, nail it.
    * conseguir localizar = get + hold of.
    * conseguir lo imposible = achieve + the impossible, accomplish + the impossible, shoot (for) + the moon.
    * conseguir lo que Uno quiere = have + Posesivo + way (with).
    * conseguir mediante engaño = bluff + Posesivo + way into.
    * conseguir mucho = do + much.
    * conseguir ocupar un lugar específico = secure + a niche.
    * conseguir + Posesivo + aprobación = win + Posesivo + approval.
    * conseguir que = galvanise into.
    * conseguir realizarse plenamente = achieve + Posesivo + full potential.
    * conseguir reconocimiento = win + recognition.
    * conseguir recursos = mobilise + resources.
    * conseguir respeto = gain + respect.
    * conseguirse = accrue.
    * conseguir ser el blanco de todas las miradas = grab + the limelight.
    * conseguir ser el blanco de todas las miradas = capture + spotlight, grab + the spotlight.
    * conseguir ser el centro de atención = capture + spotlight, grab + the spotlight, grab + the limelight.
    * conseguir tiempo = buy + time.
    * conseguir una buena formación en = get + a good grounding on.
    * conseguir una meta = accomplish + goal.
    * conseguir una solución = achieve + solution.
    * conseguir un equilibrio = strike + a balance.
    * conseguir un estándar = attain + standard.
    * conseguir un fin = secure + end.
    * conseguir un ideal = attain + ideal, achieve + ideal.
    * conseguir unir = rally.
    * conseguir un objetivo = accomplish + objective, achieve + objective, attain + goal.
    * conseguir un premio = earn + an award, win + award, win + prize.
    * conseguir un puesto de trabajo = obtain + position.
    * conseguir un trabajo = enter + job, land + job.
    * difícil de conseguir = difficult to come by.
    * ejercer presión para conseguir Algo = push for.
    * esforzarse por conseguir = strive for, work toward(s).
    * estar en vías de conseguir = be on the road to.
    * fácil de conseguir = easy-to-get, easy to come by.
    * forma de conseguir Algo = lever.
    * intentar conseguir = aim for, work toward(s).
    * intentar conseguir Algo = take + a swing at.
    * modo de conseguir Algo = lever.
    * muy lejos de conseguir = a long way toward.
    * no conseguir nada = achieve + nothing.
    * no conseguir ni una cosa ni otra = fall (between/through) + the cracks.
    * para conseguir = in pursuit of.
    * pero sin conseguirlo = but no dice.
    * presionar para conseguir Algo = press for.
    * que no se puede conseguir = unobtainable.
    * resultar difícil de conseguir = prove + elusive.
    * ser algo muy fácil de conseguir = be there for the taking.
    * ser difícil de conseguir = be hard to get.
    * ser fácil de conseguir = be readily available.
    * un medio para conseguir un fin = a means to an end.

    * * *
    vt
    1 ‹objetivo/fin/resultado› to achieve, obtain; ‹entrada/plaza/empleo› to get
    no conseguirás nada de él you won't get anything out of him
    siempre consigue lo que se propone she always achieves what she sets out to do
    si lo intentas, al final lo conseguirás if you try, you'll succeed in the end
    un artista que ha conseguido un estilo propio an artist who has developed o achieved his own style
    al final consiguió un permiso de trabajo he finally got o managed to get a work permit
    todavía no ha conseguido trabajo she still hasn't got a job o found work
    consiguió el primer premio en el concurso she won first prize in the competition
    la película consiguió un gran éxito de crítica the film was very well received by the critics
    consiguieron una mayoría aplastante they obtained an overwhelming majority
    2 conseguir + INF to manage to + INF
    no consigo entenderlo I can't work it out
    al final conseguí convencer a mis padres I finally managed to talk my parents round
    consiguió clasificarse para la final she managed to qualify o she qualified for the final
    3 conseguir QUE + SUBJ:
    si sigues así vas a conseguir que me enfade if you carry on like that, you're going to get me annoyed
    al final conseguí que me dejaran pasar I finally got them to let me through, I finally managed to persuade them to let me through
    conseguí que me lo prestara I got him o I managed to get him to lend it to me
    ■ conseguir
    vi
    ( RPl) conseguir CON algn/algo; to get through TO sb/sth
    no puedo conseguir con él/con ese número I can't get through to him/to that number
    * * *

     

    conseguir ( conjugate conseguir) verbo transitivoobjetivo/fin/resultado to achieve, obtain;
    entrada/permiso/empleo to get;
    medalla/título to win;
    si lo intentas, al final lo conseguirás if you try, you'll succeed in the end;

    la película consiguió un gran éxito the film was a great success;
    conseguir hacer algo to manage to do sth;
    no consigo entenderlo I can't work it out;
    conseguí que me lo prestara I got him to lend it to me
    conseguir verbo transitivo
    1 (obtener) to get, obtain
    (alcanzar) to achieve: consiguió su propósito, he achieved his purpose
    2 (con infinitivo) to manage to: consiguieron convencernos, they managed to persuade us ➣ Ver nota en manage

    ' conseguir' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    aliento
    - bregar
    - buscar
    - concurso
    - costar
    - frustrarse
    - hacerse
    - lince
    - método
    - obtener
    - porfiar
    - precio
    - santa
    - santo
    - trampear
    - triunfo
    - adelantar
    - alcanzar
    - cazar
    - consiga
    - lucha
    - luchar
    - pituto
    - ser
    English:
    accomplish
    - achieve
    - aim
    - apprentice
    - attain
    - autonomous
    - bargain
    - bid
    - boat
    - bring off
    - bungle
    - come by
    - contrive
    - divorce
    - fail
    - find
    - gain
    - get
    - go after
    - hold
    - influence
    - land
    - lobby
    - manage
    - mooch
    - obtain
    - obtainable
    - one-upmanship
    - per cent
    - procure
    - rally
    - running
    - seek
    - shop around
    - snatch
    - succeed
    - unobtainable
    - wangle
    - whip up
    - white elephant
    - win
    - available
    - bring
    - come
    - draw
    - drum
    - easy
    - enlist
    - have
    - nowhere
    * * *
    [obtener] to obtain, to get; [un objetivo] to achieve;
    conseguir un premio Nobel/dos Óscars to win o get a Nobel Prize/two Oscars;
    consiguieron un aumento de sueldo they got a pay Br rise o US raise;
    consiguió la mayoría absoluta he won o got an absolute majority;
    consiguió todo lo que se propuso she achieved everything she set out to do;
    con esa actitud no conseguirás nada you won't get anywhere with that attitude;
    conseguir hacer algo to manage to do sth;
    tras un disputado esprint consiguió alzarse con el triunfo she won a very closely contested sprint;
    no consiguieron encontrar el camino they didn't manage to find the way;
    no consiguió que me enfadara she didn't (manage to) get me annoyed;
    al menos conseguimos que nos escucharan at least we got them to listen to us
    * * *
    v/t
    1 get; objetivo achieve
    2
    :
    conseguir hacer algo manage to do sth
    * * *
    conseguir {75} vt
    1) : to get, to obtain
    2) : to achieve, to attain
    3) : to manage to
    consiguió acabar el trabajo: she managed to finish the job
    * * *
    1. (obtener) to obtain / to get
    el partido consiguió el 40% de los votos the party got 40% of the votes
    2. (lograr) to achieve
    ¿qué has conseguido? what have you achieved?
    3. (ganar) to win [pt. & pp. won]

    Spanish-English dictionary > conseguir

  • 6 convencer

    v.
    to convince.
    convencer a alguien de algo to convince somebody of something
    lo convencí para que me dejara ir a la fiesta I convinced o persuaded him to let me go to the party
    * * *
    Conjugation model [ MECER], like link=mecer mecer
    1 (de algo) to convince; (para hacer algo) to persuade
    2 familiar (en frases negativas) to like, be keen on
    1 to be convincing
    1 to become convinced, be convinced, convince oneself
    * * *
    verb
    to convince, persuade
    * * *
    1. VT
    1)

    convencer a algn (de algo) — to convince sb (of sth), persuade sb (of sth)

    me convencieron de su inocenciathey convinced o persuaded me he was innocent o of his innocence

    2)

    convencer a algn (de o para hacer algo) — to persuade sb (to do sth)

    me han convencido de o para que los vote — they persuaded me to vote for them

    no iba a salir, pero al final me convencieron — I wasn't going to go out, but in the end they persuaded me (to)

    3) (=satisfacer)

    no nos convence del todo la propuesta — we are not entirely convinced about the proposal, the proposal is not entirely convincing

    su último disco no me convence nada — I'm not very impressed with her latest record, her latest record doesn't do much for me

    parece buena gente, pero no me acaba de convencer — he seems nice enough but I'm not too sure about him

    2.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) (de hecho, idea) to convince
    b) ( para hacer algo) to persuade

    convencer a alguien para or de que + subj — to persuade somebody to + inf

    2.
    convencerse v pron

    convéncete, estás equivocado! — believe me, you're wrong!

    ¿te convences de que tenía razón? — do you believe o accept I was right?

    * * *
    = convince, persuade, sell + idea, sell + notion, win over, coax.
    Ex. I am convinced, from my experience in an undergraduate library, that subject cataloging is as important as descriptive, and that all library users are serious library users.
    Ex. Teachers of other subjects should also be drawn in to persuade their pupils that life-long use of libraries would also contribute to the country's scientific and technological advancement.
    Ex. The author outlines some methods of selling to adolescent pupils the idea of reading fiction for fun.
    Ex. We are having to undertake a programme of effectively selling the notion to various schools within the university, to ensure some acceptance of ejournals when they duly arrive.
    Ex. It is the latest incentive being offered to attract the Web user and win over their loyalty of custom.
    Ex. Quite clearly there could be no hope of coaxing such a variety of users into a uniform behaviour pattern.
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    * convencer a Alguien = prevail on/upon + Alguien.
    * convencer a Alguien de que haga Algo = talk + Nombre + into.
    * estar convencido = there + be + strong feeling.
    * estar convencido de la idea de que = be committed to the idea that.
    * estar muy convencido de = have + strong feelings about.
    * intentar convencer = work on + Persona.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) (de hecho, idea) to convince
    b) ( para hacer algo) to persuade

    convencer a alguien para or de que + subj — to persuade somebody to + inf

    2.
    convencerse v pron

    convéncete, estás equivocado! — believe me, you're wrong!

    ¿te convences de que tenía razón? — do you believe o accept I was right?

    * * *
    = convince, persuade, sell + idea, sell + notion, win over, coax.

    Ex: I am convinced, from my experience in an undergraduate library, that subject cataloging is as important as descriptive, and that all library users are serious library users.

    Ex: Teachers of other subjects should also be drawn in to persuade their pupils that life-long use of libraries would also contribute to the country's scientific and technological advancement.
    Ex: The author outlines some methods of selling to adolescent pupils the idea of reading fiction for fun.
    Ex: We are having to undertake a programme of effectively selling the notion to various schools within the university, to ensure some acceptance of ejournals when they duly arrive.
    Ex: It is the latest incentive being offered to attract the Web user and win over their loyalty of custom.
    Ex: Quite clearly there could be no hope of coaxing such a variety of users into a uniform behaviour pattern.
    * convencer a Alguien = prevail on/upon + Alguien.
    * convencer a Alguien de que haga Algo = talk + Nombre + into.
    * estar convencido = there + be + strong feeling.
    * estar convencido de la idea de que = be committed to the idea that.
    * estar muy convencido de = have + strong feelings about.
    * intentar convencer = work on + Persona.

    * * *
    convencer [E2 ]
    vt
    A
    1 (de un hecho, una idea) to convince
    no se dejó convencer she wouldn't be convinced o persuaded
    convencer a algn DE algo to convince sb OF sth
    la convenció de la necesidad de tomar medidas he convinced her of the need to take action
    no logré convencerlo de lo contrario I couldn't persuade him otherwise
    los convencí de que hablaba en serio I persuaded o convinced them that I was serious
    el artículo me convenció de que era verdad lo que se rumoreaba the article convinced me that the rumors were true
    me costó convencerla de que no tenía razón I had difficulty convincing her that she was wrong
    2 (para hacer algo) to persuade
    yo no quería ir pero mi hermana me convenció I didn't want to go but my sister persuaded me to o persuaded me o talked me into it
    convencer a algn PARA or DE QUE + SUBJ to persuade sb to + INF
    a ver si la convences para que nos dé las llaves do you think you can talk her into giving us o persuade her to give us the keys?
    no logramos convencerlo de que apoyara nuestra moción we couldn't persuade him to support our motion, we couldn't convince him that he should support our motion
    no pude convencerlo de que me prestara dinero I couldn't persuade him to lend me any money
    (satisfacer): es simpático, pero no me acaba de convencer he's nice enough but there's something about him I don't like o something about him I'm not sure about
    no me convence del todo la idea I'm not absolutely sure o completely convinced about the idea
    la explicación que dio no convenció a nadie his explanation wasn't at all convincing
    me cuesta decidirme porque ninguno me convence demasiado I can't decide because I'm not really sure about any of them o because none of them is really what I was after
    será muy buena actriz, pero en ese papel no me convence she may be a very good actress, but I don't like her in that role
    se lo he dicho mil veces pero no se convence I've told him hundreds of times but he won't be convinced o he won't believe it
    ¡convéncete, estás equivocado! believe me, you're wrong!
    convencerse DE algo:
    ¿ahora te convences de que tenía razón? now do you believe I was right?
    te tienes que convencer de que tu madre tiene razón you have to accept that your mother is right
    * * *

     

    convencer ( conjugate convencer) verbo transitivo
    a) (de hecho, idea) to convince;


    la convencí de que estaba equivocada I convinced her that she was wrong

    no pude convencerlo de que or para que me prestara dinero I couldn't persuade him to lend me any money


    su explicación no convenció a nadie his explanation wasn't at all convincing
    convencerse verbo pronominal
    to be convinced;
    ¿te convenciste? are you convinced?;

    convencerse de algo to accept sth;
    ¿te convences de que tenía razón? do you believe o accept I was right?
    convencer verbo transitivo
    1 (una idea) to convince
    2 (persuadir) la convencimos para que fuera al médico, we persuaded her to go to the doctor's
    3 (satisfacer) el peinado no me convence, I'm not sure about the hairstyle

    ' convencer' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    camelar
    - enredar
    - trabajarse
    - nomás
    English:
    bring round
    - coax
    - come round
    - convince
    - get round
    - impress
    - persuade
    - prevail
    - put off
    - reason
    - satisfy
    - sway
    - talk
    - win over
    - assure
    - budge
    - cajole
    - come
    * * *
    vt
    1. [persuadir] to convince;
    si convenzo a mi hermano, iré con su moto I'll take my brother's motorbike, if I can persuade him to lend me it o if I can talk him into lending me it;
    convencer a alguien de algo to convince sb of sth;
    no la convencieron de que era la mejor idea they were unable to convince o persuade her that it was the best idea;
    lo convencí para que me dejara ir a la fiesta I convinced o persuaded him to let me go to the party;
    quisimos animarle a que viniera con nosotros, pero no se dejó convencer we tried to encourage him to come with us but were unable to convince him
    2. [satisfacer]
    me convence esta lavadora, la voy a comprar I like the sound of this washing machine, I'm going to buy it;
    su última película no ha convencido a la crítica her latest movie o Br film didn't impress the critics, the critics didn't think much of her latest movie o Br film;
    esta manera de hacer las cosas no me convence lo más mínimo I'm not at all sure that this is the right way to go about it;
    es barato, pero no me acaba de convencer o [m5] no me convence del todo it's certainly cheap, but I'm not too sure about it;
    tus amigos no me convencen I'm not too keen on your friends
    vi
    su explicación no convenció his explanation wasn't convincing;
    allá donde va, convence wherever she goes, she creates a good impression;
    a pesar de ganar, el equipo no convenció although they won, the team failed to impress
    * * *
    v/t convince
    * * *
    convencer {86} vt
    : to convince, to persuade
    * * *
    1. (de algo) to convince
    2. (persuadir) to persuade
    3. (agradar) to like

    Spanish-English dictionary > convencer

  • 7 fijo

    adj.
    1 fixed, set, firm, stationary.
    2 fixed, unblinking, unvarying.
    3 flat, fixed.
    4 fixed, not extendible, not postponable, peremptory.
    m.
    external fixed panel.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: fijar.
    * * *
    1 (sujeto) fixed, fastened
    2 (establecido) set, definite, firm
    3 (firme) steady, stable, firm
    4 (permanente) permanent
    \
    de fijo for certain, for sure
    estar fijo,-a en to be settled in
    * * *
    (f. - fija)
    adj.
    2) firm
    * * *
    1. ADJ
    1) (=sujeto) fixed
    barra 1), foto, piñón II
    2) (=inmóvil) [mirada] fixed, steady; [punto] fixed

    estaba de pie, con la vista fija en el horizonte — he was standing staring at the horizon, he was standing with his gaze fixed on the horizon

    3) (=no variable) [fecha, precio] fixed

    fiestas fijas, como el día de Navidad — fixed holidays, like Christmas Day

    no hay una fecha fija de aperturathere's no definite o fixed o set date for the opening

    no tengo hora fija para ir al gimnasio — I don't go to the gym at any particular time, I don't have a fixed time for going to the gym

    como soy fotógrafo, no tengo horario fijo de trabajo — being a photographer, I don't have fixed o regular work hours

    "sin domicilio fijo" — "of no fixed abode"

    imposición a plazo fijo — fixed term deposit

    fondos de renta fija — fixed-interest funds

    4) (=regular) [sueldo, novio] steady; [cliente] regular

    el padre no tenía trabajo fijo — the father didn't have a steady job, the father was not in regular employment frm

    5) (=permanente) [plantilla, contrato, empleado] permanent

    ¿cuándo os van a hacer fijos? — when will you get a permanent contract?

    6) [propósito] fixed, firm
    idea 3), rumbo I, 1)
    7)

    de fijo — * for sure *

    de fijo que llueve esta noche — it's definitely going to rain tonight, it's going to rain tonight, that's for sure *

    2. ADV
    1) * (=con certeza) for sure *

    ya sé que no voy a ganar, eso fijo — I know I'm not going to win, that's for sure *

    2) (=con fijeza) fixedly
    * * *
    I
    - ja adjetivo
    1) ( no movible) fixed

    de fijo: de fijo que vienen — I'm sure they'll turn up

    2) <sueldo/precios> fixed; <trabajo/empleado> permanent; < cliente> regular
    3) ( definitivo) < fecha> definite, firm
    II
    adverbio (fam)

    ¿crees que vendrá? - fijo — do you think she'll come? - definitely o (colloq) sure

    en cuanto entre en la ducha, fijo que suena el teléfono — you can bet that as soon as I get in the shower, the phone will ring

    * * *
    = fixed, stationary, unwavering, standing, unmoving, motionless, permanent.
    Ex. Affinitive relationships that exist between terms are not necessarily connected to one another in any fixed hierarchical manner.
    Ex. In one simple version, known in England as the Scandinavian single platen machine (1841), the press bed and type were stationary throughout.
    Ex. Savage's greatest claim to the attention of present-day librarians is his inspiring and unwavering belief in the value of librarianship.
    Ex. A standing reproach to all librarians is the non-user.
    Ex. The dynamic path generation problem of robots in environments with other unmoving and moving objects is considered.
    Ex. In a control condition, participants recited memorized text to the research assistant who sat motionless.
    Ex. Abstracts planned primarily as alerting devices may be shorter than those abstracts which are to be stored for permanent reference.
    ----
    * activo fijo tangible = tangible fixed assets.
    * bienes fijos tangibles = tangible fixed assets.
    * campo de longitud fija = fixed length field.
    * capital fijo = fixed capital.
    * caravana fija = mobile home.
    * clave de longitud fija = fixed-length key.
    * cliente fijo = loyalty of custom.
    * de campos fijos = fixed-field.
    * de longitud fija = fixed-length.
    * demanda fija = inelastic demand.
    * disco fijo = fixed disc.
    * imagen fija = still, still image, movie still.
    * imposición a plazo fijo = certificate of deposit.
    * ir de aquí para allá sin rumbo fijo = freewheel.
    * línea fija = fixed line.
    * norma fija = firm rule.
    * permanecer fijo = remain + in place.
    * préstamo de periodo fijo = fixed date loan period.
    * registro de longitud fija = fixed-length record.
    * regla fija = firm rule.
    * sin domicilio fijo = of no fixed abode.
    * sin residencia fija = of no fixed abode.
    * teléfono fijo = fixed telephone, landline [land line].
    * * *
    I
    - ja adjetivo
    1) ( no movible) fixed

    de fijo: de fijo que vienen — I'm sure they'll turn up

    2) <sueldo/precios> fixed; <trabajo/empleado> permanent; < cliente> regular
    3) ( definitivo) < fecha> definite, firm
    II
    adverbio (fam)

    ¿crees que vendrá? - fijo — do you think she'll come? - definitely o (colloq) sure

    en cuanto entre en la ducha, fijo que suena el teléfono — you can bet that as soon as I get in the shower, the phone will ring

    * * *
    = fixed, stationary, unwavering, standing, unmoving, motionless, permanent.

    Ex: Affinitive relationships that exist between terms are not necessarily connected to one another in any fixed hierarchical manner.

    Ex: In one simple version, known in England as the Scandinavian single platen machine (1841), the press bed and type were stationary throughout.
    Ex: Savage's greatest claim to the attention of present-day librarians is his inspiring and unwavering belief in the value of librarianship.
    Ex: A standing reproach to all librarians is the non-user.
    Ex: The dynamic path generation problem of robots in environments with other unmoving and moving objects is considered.
    Ex: In a control condition, participants recited memorized text to the research assistant who sat motionless.
    Ex: Abstracts planned primarily as alerting devices may be shorter than those abstracts which are to be stored for permanent reference.
    * activo fijo tangible = tangible fixed assets.
    * bienes fijos tangibles = tangible fixed assets.
    * campo de longitud fija = fixed length field.
    * capital fijo = fixed capital.
    * caravana fija = mobile home.
    * clave de longitud fija = fixed-length key.
    * cliente fijo = loyalty of custom.
    * de campos fijos = fixed-field.
    * de longitud fija = fixed-length.
    * demanda fija = inelastic demand.
    * disco fijo = fixed disc.
    * imagen fija = still, still image, movie still.
    * imposición a plazo fijo = certificate of deposit.
    * ir de aquí para allá sin rumbo fijo = freewheel.
    * línea fija = fixed line.
    * norma fija = firm rule.
    * permanecer fijo = remain + in place.
    * préstamo de periodo fijo = fixed date loan period.
    * registro de longitud fija = fixed-length record.
    * regla fija = firm rule.
    * sin domicilio fijo = of no fixed abode.
    * sin residencia fija = of no fixed abode.
    * teléfono fijo = fixed telephone, landline [land line].

    * * *
    fijo1 -ja
    A (no movible) fixed
    la estantería no se puede mover, está fija the shelving can't be moved, it's fixed to the wall ( o floor etc)
    asegúrate de que la escalera está bien fija make sure the ladder is steady
    una lámpara fija a la pared a lamp fixed to the wall
    tenía la mirada fija he was staring into space, he had a glazed look in his eyes
    con los ojos fijos en ella with his eyes fixed on her
    de fijo ( fam); for sure
    si te lo prometió, te lo trae de fijo if he promised it to you, I'm sure he'll bring it
    hoy que no preparé nada, de fijo que vienen I haven't prepared anything today so you can bet they'll turn up
    B
    1 (no sujeto a cambios) ‹sueldo/renta/precios› fixed
    hace cinco meses que trabajo aquí pero todavía no estoy fijo I've been working here for five months and they still haven't made me permanent
    2 (permanente) ‹trabajo› permanent; ‹empleado› permanent
    C (definitivo) ‹fecha› definite, firm
    D ( Tel) land ( before n)
    ( fam):
    ¿crees que vendrá? — fijo do you think she'll come? — definitely o ( colloq) sure
    fijo que el fin de semana llueve you can bet it'll rain at the weekend
    en cuanto entre en la ducha suena el teléfono, fijo you can bet that as soon as I get in the shower, the phone will ring
    ( RPl)
    set scrum
    * * *

     

    Del verbo fijar: ( conjugate fijar)

    fijo es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    fijó es:

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

    Multiple Entries:
    fijar    
    fijo
    fijar ( conjugate fijar) verbo transitivo
    1
    a) (poner, clavar) ‹poste/estantería to fix;

    ( on signs) prohibido fijar carteles stick no bills;

    b)atención/mente to focus

    2
    a) residencia to take up, establish (frml)

    b)fecha/cifra/precio to set

    c) [reglamento/ley] to state

    fijarse verbo pronominal


    fíjate en lo que haces watch o pay attention to what you're doing

    ¿te has fijado en que no discuten nunca? have you noticed that they never quarrel?;

    ¡fíjate lo que ha crecido! just look how she's grown!
    fijo 1
    ◊ -ja adjetivo



    con los ojos fijos en ella with his eyes fixed on her;
    asegúrate de que la escalera está bien fija make sure the ladder is steady
    b)sueldo/precios fixed;

    trabajo/empleado permanent;
    cliente regular

    fijo 2 adverbio (fam):
    ¿crees que vendrá? — fijo do you think she'll come? — definitely o (colloq) sure;

    fijo que el domingo llueve it's bound to rain on Sunday
    fijar verbo transitivo
    1 to fix: se prohíbe fijar carteles, (en letrero) post no bills
    2 (la atención, los ojos, etc) fijar la vista en algo, to fix one's eyes on
    3 (acordar, establecer) to set: fija el día y la hora, set a date
    fijo,-a
    I adjetivo
    1 fixed
    2 (trabajo) steady
    II adverbio for sure: fijo que protesta, you can bet he'll complain

    ' fijo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    bambolearse
    - clavada
    - clavado
    - domicilio
    - fija
    - fijarse
    - imposición
    - piñón
    - puesta
    - puesto
    - sujeta
    - sujeto
    - tasa
    - vagar
    - vagabundear
    - fijar
    - punto
    - rumbo
    - trabajo
    English:
    aimlessly
    - apprentice
    - fix
    - fixed
    - flat
    - go
    - permanent
    - piecemeal
    - set
    - stand about
    - stand around
    - steady
    - steady-job
    - tack
    - abode
    - aimless
    - built
    - float
    - intent
    - standing
    * * *
    fijo, -a
    adj
    1. [sujeto] firmly attached;
    un mueble fijo a fixed piece of furniture
    2. [inmóvil] fixed;
    tiene residencia fija en Lima he is domiciled in Lima, his permanent home is in Lima
    3. [mirada, vista] fixed;
    tenía los ojos fijos en él she didn't take her eyes off him, she had her eyes fixed on him
    4. [seguro, definitivo] definite;
    [empleado, trabajo] permanent; [cliente] regular;
    estoy fijo en la empresa I've got a permanent job in the company;
    no tienen fecha fija para la boda they haven't set a date for the wedding;
    el reglamento todavía no es fijo the rules haven't been fixed yet
    adv
    Fam definitely;
    fijo que viene he's definitely coming;
    en que llegue a casa te llamo, fijo I promise I'll phone you as soon as I get home
    de fijo loc adv
    Fam definitely
    * * *
    I adj
    1 espejo, balda fixed
    2 trabajo permanent
    3 fecha definite
    4
    :
    idea fija idée fixe, obsession
    II adv
    :
    mirar fijo stare at
    * * *
    fijo, -ja adj
    1) : fixed, firm, steady
    2) permanente: permanent
    * * *
    fijo adj
    1. (en general) fixed
    2. (firme) steady [comp. steadier; superl. steadiest]
    ¿está bien fijo? is it steady?
    3. (permanente) permanent

    Spanish-English dictionary > fijo

  • 8 ganarse

    1 to earn
    2 (ser merecedor) to deserve
    * * *
    VPR
    1) [+ afecto, confianza] to win
    2) [+ sueldo] to earn

    ¡te la vas a ganar! — * you're for it! *

    3) LAm (=acercarse) to go off

    el caballo se ganó para el bosque — the horse moved off towards the wood, the horse made for the wood

    4) (=refugiarse) to take refuge
    * * *
    (v.) = win over, propitiate
    Ex. It is the latest incentive being offered to attract the Web user and win over their loyalty of custom.
    Ex. The latest news is that in India some residents are transforming themselves into ghosts in a ritual to propitiate Lord Shiva.
    * * *
    (v.) = win over, propitiate

    Ex: It is the latest incentive being offered to attract the Web user and win over their loyalty of custom.

    Ex: The latest news is that in India some residents are transforming themselves into ghosts in a ritual to propitiate Lord Shiva.

    * * *

    ■ganarse verbo reflexivo
    1 (el pan, el sustento, la vida) to earn
    2 (granjearse) to win: se ha ganado su confianza, he has won her confidence
    3 (merecer) to deserve: se ha ganado un premio, he deserves a reward
    ¿To earn, to win o to beat?
    To earn
    hace referencia a un sueldo o a una recompensa por el trabajo realizado: No se gana mucho trabajando en un bar. You don't earn much working in a bar.
    To win
    se emplea cuando hablamos de competiciones, loterías, concursos, apuestas, guerras, etc.: Ganó un millón en la lotería. He won a million on the lottery. ¿Quién ganó la batalla? Who won the battle?
    To beat
    se usa igual que to win. La diferencia consiste en que to beat indica al ganador y al perdedor: Ganó el partido. He won the match. Pero: Ganó al campeón. He beat the champion.
    ' ganarse' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    garbanzo
    - pulso
    - sustento
    - trabajarse
    - vida
    - atraer
    - cielo
    - estima
    - frijol
    - ganar
    - pan
    English:
    alienate
    - earn
    - living
    - win
    - win over
    - woo
    - eke out
    - estimation
    - livelihood
    - support
    * * *
    vpr
    1. [conquistar] [simpatía, respeto] to earn;
    [persona] to win over;
    se ganó el aprecio de sus alumnos she earned the respect of her pupils;
    se ganó el odio de sus compañeros his colleagues came to hate him
    2. [obtener]
    se gana la vida de barrendero he earns his living as a street sweeper
    3. [merecer] to deserve;
    nos hemos ganado unas vacaciones we've earned o we deserve a holiday;
    te vas a ganarse una bofetada you'll end up getting a smack;
    ganarse algo a pulso: se ha ganado a pulso su reputación de mujeriego he has certainly earned his reputation as a ladies' man, he has a well-deserved reputation as a ladies' man;
    Esp Fam
    ganársela: como no te estés quieto, te la vas a ganarse if you don't stay still, you'll catch it
    * * *
    v/r
    1 earn;
    te has ganado unas vacaciones you’ve earned a vacation;
    ganarse la vida earn one’s living
    2 a alguien win over
    * * *
    vr
    1) : to gain, to win
    ganarse a alguien: to win someone over
    2) : to earn
    ganarse la vida: to make a living
    3) : to deserve

    Spanish-English dictionary > ganarse

  • 9 lealtad

    f.
    loyalty.
    * * *
    1 loyalty, faithfulness
    * * *
    noun f.
    allegiance, loyalty
    * * *
    SF loyalty, fidelity

    lealtad de marca — brand loyalty, loyalty to a brand

    * * *
    femenino loyalty
    * * *
    = allegiance, loyalty, faithfulness, loyalty of custom, fealty.
    Ex. Muslim authors were made up of the following elements: ism (given name), nasab (patronymic), nisbah (an adjective indicating tribal, geographical or sectarian origin or allegiance).
    Ex. 'Well, you're certainly to be applauded for your loyalty,' sighed Datto.
    Ex. Expanding the character set would have consequences for transcription and faithfulness of transcription has implications for retrieval.
    Ex. It is the latest incentive being offered to attract the Web user and win over their loyalty of custom.
    Ex. In the Middle Ages when a vassal died, his heir was required to publicly renew his oath of fealty to his suzerain.
    ----
    * conflicto de lealtades = divided loyalties.
    * lealtad del cliente = customer loyalty.
    * mostrar lealtad = show + loyalty.
    * * *
    femenino loyalty
    * * *
    = allegiance, loyalty, faithfulness, loyalty of custom, fealty.

    Ex: Muslim authors were made up of the following elements: ism (given name), nasab (patronymic), nisbah (an adjective indicating tribal, geographical or sectarian origin or allegiance).

    Ex: 'Well, you're certainly to be applauded for your loyalty,' sighed Datto.
    Ex: Expanding the character set would have consequences for transcription and faithfulness of transcription has implications for retrieval.
    Ex: It is the latest incentive being offered to attract the Web user and win over their loyalty of custom.
    Ex: In the Middle Ages when a vassal died, his heir was required to publicly renew his oath of fealty to his suzerain.
    * conflicto de lealtades = divided loyalties.
    * lealtad del cliente = customer loyalty.
    * mostrar lealtad = show + loyalty.

    * * *
    (de un amigo, criado) faithfulness, loyalty; (al gobierno, rey) loyalty
    * * *

    lealtad sustantivo femenino
    loyalty
    lealtad sustantivo femenino loyalty, faithfulness
    ' lealtad' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    desleal
    - fidelidad
    - inquebrantable
    - valorar
    English:
    allegiance
    - loyalty
    - devotion
    * * *
    loyalty (a to);
    faltar a su lealtad to be unfaithful
    * * *
    f loyalty
    * * *
    : loyalty, allegiance
    * * *
    lealtad n loyalty [pl. loyalties]

    Spanish-English dictionary > lealtad

  • 10 persuadir

    v.
    1 to persuade.
    persuadir a alguien para que haga algo to persuade somebody to do something
    2 to be convincing, to be persuasive, to persuade.
    * * *
    1 to persuade, convince
    1 to be convinced
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    1.

    persuadir a algn de algo/para hacer algo — to persuade sb of sth/to do sth

    dejarse persuadir — to allow o.s. to be persuaded

    2.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo to persuade

    persuadir a alguien DE QUE or PARA QUE + SUBJ — to persuade somebody to + inf

    2.
    persuadirse v pron
    * * *
    = dissuade, persuade, sway, proselytise [proselytize, -USA], work on + Persona, win over.
    Ex. Indeed, does the very design of our curricula dissuade the best, the brightest and the most creative from even considering entering our programs?.
    Ex. Teachers of other subjects should also be drawn in to persuade their pupils that life-long use of libraries would also contribute to the country's scientific and technological advancement.
    Ex. Some children are swayed more than others by the attitudes, opinions, behavior of friends and fellows, but none escapes unaffected, not even the outsider, the loner.
    Ex. Provided that the library is accessible to them and offers an atmosphere of welcome, it is not our business to proselytize them into using it.
    Ex. I went to work on Patterson this morning, and he's given me until two this afternoon to let me know.
    Ex. It is the latest incentive being offered to attract the Web user and win over their loyalty of custom.
    ----
    * intentar persuadir = court.
    * persuadir a Alguien = prevail on/upon + Alguien.
    * persuadir a Alguien para que deje Algo = lure away from.
    * persuadir de que + Subjuntivo = wheedle into + Gerundio.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo to persuade

    persuadir a alguien DE QUE or PARA QUE + SUBJ — to persuade somebody to + inf

    2.
    persuadirse v pron
    * * *
    = dissuade, persuade, sway, proselytise [proselytize, -USA], work on + Persona, win over.

    Ex: Indeed, does the very design of our curricula dissuade the best, the brightest and the most creative from even considering entering our programs?.

    Ex: Teachers of other subjects should also be drawn in to persuade their pupils that life-long use of libraries would also contribute to the country's scientific and technological advancement.
    Ex: Some children are swayed more than others by the attitudes, opinions, behavior of friends and fellows, but none escapes unaffected, not even the outsider, the loner.
    Ex: Provided that the library is accessible to them and offers an atmosphere of welcome, it is not our business to proselytize them into using it.
    Ex: I went to work on Patterson this morning, and he's given me until two this afternoon to let me know.
    Ex: It is the latest incentive being offered to attract the Web user and win over their loyalty of custom.
    * intentar persuadir = court.
    * persuadir a Alguien = prevail on/upon + Alguien.
    * persuadir a Alguien para que deje Algo = lure away from.
    * persuadir de que + Subjuntivo = wheedle into + Gerundio.

    * * *
    persuadir [I1 ]
    vt
    to persuade
    no lo pude persuadir I couldn't persuade him
    la persuadieron con la promesa de un ascenso she was won over with the promise of promotion
    persuadir a algn DE QUE or PARA QUE + SUBJ to persuade sb to + INF
    la persuadió para que no fuera he persuaded her not to go, he talked her out of going
    me persuadió para or de que lo comprara she persuaded me to buy it, she talked me into buying it
    no se persuadió he wasn't convinced
    persuadirse DE algo to become convinced OF sth
    se persuadieron de la importancia de la investigación they became convinced of the importance of the inquiry
    * * *

    persuadir ( conjugate persuadir) verbo transitivo
    to persuade;
    persuadir a algn DE QUE or PARA QUE haga algo to persuade sb to do sth
    persuadir verbo transitivo to persuade, convince
    ' persuadir' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    convencer
    English:
    bring
    - bring round
    - get round
    - induce
    - move
    - persuade
    - talk
    - susceptible
    * * *
    vt
    to persuade;
    persuadir a alguien para que haga algo to persuade sb to do sth
    * * *
    v/t persuade
    * * *
    : to persuade
    * * *
    persuadir vb to persuade

    Spanish-English dictionary > persuadir

  • 11 Nochebuena

    f.
    Christmas Eve.
    * * *
    1 Christmas Eve
    * * *
    NOCHEBUENA Traditional Christmas celebrations in Spanish-speaking countries mainly take place on the night of Nochebuena, Christmas Eve. These include a large Christmas meal, going to Midnight Mass, Misa del Gallo, if you are a Catholic, and, in Spain, watching the seasonal message from the King on TV. Presents are traditionally given at the Epiphany by los Reyes Magos, the Three Kings, but due to ever-increasing Anglo-Saxon influence some people also give presents on Christmas Day.
    See:
    ver nota culturelle DÍA DE REYES in rey
    * * *
    femenino Christmas Eve
    •• Cultural note:
    In Spanish-speaking countries, Christmas Eve is celebrated rather than Christmas Day. Dinner is eaten before Midnight Mass known as misa del gallo. In Latin America, where many countries do not celebrate the día de Reyes ( see Reyes Magos), Christmas gifts are given on Christmas Eve. This custom is spreading in Spain, although the día de Reyes is celebrated there
    * * *
    = Christmas Eve, Christmas Day.
    Ex. These include opening the children's department at the main library on Christmas Eve.
    Ex. Christmastide is what is traditionally called the Twelve Days of Christmas: Christmas Day is the first day and 5 January is the twelfth day.
    * * *
    femenino Christmas Eve
    •• Cultural note:
    In Spanish-speaking countries, Christmas Eve is celebrated rather than Christmas Day. Dinner is eaten before Midnight Mass known as misa del gallo. In Latin America, where many countries do not celebrate the día de Reyes ( see Reyes Magos), Christmas gifts are given on Christmas Eve. This custom is spreading in Spain, although the día de Reyes is celebrated there
    * * *
    = Christmas Eve, Christmas Day.

    Ex: These include opening the children's department at the main library on Christmas Eve.

    Ex: Christmastide is what is traditionally called the Twelve Days of Christmas: Christmas Day is the first day and 5 January is the twelfth day.

    * * *
    Nochebuena (↑ Nochebuena a1)
    Christmas Eve
    In Spanish-speaking countries, Christmas Eve is celebrated rather than Christmas Day. Dinner is eaten before Midnight Mass known as misa del gallo.
    In Latin America, where many countries do not celebrate the día de Reyes Reyes Magos (↑ rey a1), Christmas gifts are given on Christmas Eve. This custom is spreading in Spain, although the día de Reyes is celebrated there.
    * * *

    Nochebuena sustantivo femenino
    Christmas Eve
    Nochebuena sustantivo femenino Christmas Eve
    ' Nochebuena' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    víspera
    English:
    Christmas Eve
    - Christmas
    * * *
    Christmas Eve
    * * *
    f Christmas Eve
    * * *
    : Christmas Eve
    * * *
    Nochebuena n Christmas Eve

    Spanish-English dictionary > Nochebuena

  • 12 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
    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.
    ----
    * 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

    * * *
    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    
    a
    A,
    a sustantivo femenino (pl aes) (read as /a/) the letter A, a

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

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

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


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


    2
    a) (señalando hora, momento) at;


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

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

    c) al + inf:


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



    ( antes) a few minutes before she arrived;

    3 (en relaciones de proporción, equivalencia):

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

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

    ¿viste a José? did you see José?;

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


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

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

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

    Spanish-English dictionary > a

  • 13 a medida

    adj.
    custom-made, tailored, tailor-made.
    * * *
    (adj.) = custom, bespoke
    Ex. Theory covered in the workshop will be firmly grounded in practice so that participants leave with a strong sense of where to begin in setting up a custom digital imaging operation.
    Ex. The software package 'MULTITRIEVE 2' was developed as a means of producing bespoke information retrieval systems.
    * * *
    (adj.) = custom, bespoke

    Ex: Theory covered in the workshop will be firmly grounded in practice so that participants leave with a strong sense of where to begin in setting up a custom digital imaging operation.

    Ex: The software package 'MULTITRIEVE 2' was developed as a means of producing bespoke information retrieval systems.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a medida

  • 14 abnegación

    f.
    abnegation, self-denial, self-renunciation, self-sacrifice.
    * * *
    1 abnegation, self-denial
    * * *
    SF self-denial, abnegation frm
    * * *
    femenino self-denial, abnegation (frml)
    * * *
    = self-sacrifice, self-effacement, self-denial.
    Ex. Nationalists tended to depict women as embodying the eternal virtues of self-sacrifice and loyalty and to elevate them as national exemplars.
    Ex. Mark's Gospel reveals the power of God as self-effacement and self-giving love rather than domination and conquest.
    Ex. He has chosen self-denial and altruism as the way to follow.
    * * *
    femenino self-denial, abnegation (frml)
    * * *
    = self-sacrifice, self-effacement, self-denial.

    Ex: Nationalists tended to depict women as embodying the eternal virtues of self-sacrifice and loyalty and to elevate them as national exemplars.

    Ex: Mark's Gospel reveals the power of God as self-effacement and self-giving love rather than domination and conquest.
    Ex: He has chosen self-denial and altruism as the way to follow.

    * * *
    self-denial, abnegation ( frml)
    cuidó a su madre con abnegación she selflessly took care of her mother
    * * *

    abnegación sustantivo femenino
    self-denial, abnegation (frml)
    abnegación sustantivo femenino abnegation, self-denial
    ' abnegación' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    renuncia
    English:
    self-denial
    * * *
    abnegation, self-denial;
    trabajó toda su vida con abnegación she worked selflessly all her life
    * * *
    f self-denial
    * * *
    abnegación nf, pl - ciones : abnegation, self-denial

    Spanish-English dictionary > abnegación

  • 15 acostumbrado

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

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

    3)

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

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

    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    a) ( habituado)

    acostumbrado a + inf — used to -ing

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

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

    acostumbrado a + inf — used to -ing

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

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

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

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

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

     

    Del verbo acostumbrar: ( conjugate acostumbrar)

    acostumbrado es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    acostumbrado    
    acostumbrar
    acostumbrado
    ◊ -da adjetivo

    a) ( habituado):


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

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

    Spanish-English dictionary > acostumbrado

  • 16 adaptado

    adj.
    adapted, fitted, conditioned, qualified.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: adaptar.
    * * *
    1→ link=adaptar adaptar
    1 adapted
    * * *
    ----
    * adaptado a cada individuo = individually-tailored.
    * adaptado a la web = web-compliant.
    * adaptado a unas circunstancias particulares = custom.
    * adaptado a unas necesidades concretas = customised [customized, -USA].
    * adaptado especialmente para niños = child-friendly.
    * tecnología adaptada a usuarios con necesidades especiales = assistive technology.
    * * *
    * adaptado a cada individuo = individually-tailored.
    * adaptado a la web = web-compliant.
    * adaptado a unas circunstancias particulares = custom.
    * adaptado a unas necesidades concretas = customised [customized, -USA].
    * adaptado especialmente para niños = child-friendly.
    * tecnología adaptada a usuarios con necesidades especiales = assistive technology.
    * * *
    adaptado, -a adj
    suited (a to);
    una especie adaptada al clima desértico a species which is adapted to the desert climate;
    está bien adaptado a su nuevo colegio he's quite at home in his new school now
    * * *
    adj adapted (a for)
    * * *
    adaptado, -da adj
    : suited, adapted

    Spanish-English dictionary > adaptado

  • 17 adaptado a unas circunstancias particulares

    (adj.) = custom
    Ex. Theory covered in the workshop will be firmly grounded in practice so that participants leave with a strong sense of where to begin in setting up a custom digital imaging operation.
    * * *
    (adj.) = custom

    Ex: Theory covered in the workshop will be firmly grounded in practice so that participants leave with a strong sense of where to begin in setting up a custom digital imaging operation.

    Spanish-English dictionary > adaptado a unas circunstancias particulares

  • 18 aduana

    f.
    customs.
    derechos de aduana customs duty
    pasar por la aduana to go through customs
    pres.indicat.
    3rd person singular (él/ella/ello) present indicative of spanish verb: aduanar.
    imperat.
    2nd person singular (tú) Imperative of Spanish verb: aduanar.
    * * *
    1 customs plural
    2 (oficinas) customs building
    \
    pasar (por) la aduana to go through customs
    oficial de aduana customs officer
    * * *
    noun f.
    customs, customs office
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=institución) customs; (=oficina) customs house; (=impuesto) customs duty
    2) ** (=escondite) pad **, hide-out; (=refugio) safe house; Méx (=burdel) brothel
    * * *
    femenino customs
    * * *
    = customs, port of entry.
    Ex. Customs barriers and restrictions on agency agreements for publishers may make life easier but there is no immediate sign of monetary union which would simplify the payment for international interlending transactions.
    Ex. Ports of entry employees are also responsible for making sure that the laws relating to importation of cigarettes are observed.
    ----
    * inspector de aduanas = customs official, immigration officer.
    * oficial de aduanas = immigration officer, customs official.
    * servicio de aduanas = customs and excise agency.
    * * *
    femenino customs
    * * *
    = customs, port of entry.

    Ex: Customs barriers and restrictions on agency agreements for publishers may make life easier but there is no immediate sign of monetary union which would simplify the payment for international interlending transactions.

    Ex: Ports of entry employees are also responsible for making sure that the laws relating to importation of cigarettes are observed.
    * inspector de aduanas = customs official, immigration officer.
    * oficial de aduanas = immigration officer, customs official.
    * servicio de aduanas = customs and excise agency.

    * * *
    customs
    ¿dónde está la aduana? where is customs?, where is the customs building ( o shed etc)?
    todas las aduanas españolas se vieron afectadas por la huelga all the customs points in Spain were affected by the strike
    * * *

     

    aduana sustantivo femenino
    customs;

    aduana sustantivo femenino
    1 customs pl
    2 (impuesto) duty

    ' aduana' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    declarar
    - derecho
    - pasar
    English:
    check
    - clear
    - customs
    - examine
    - smuggle
    - clearance
    - custom
    - get
    * * *
    aduana nf
    [servicio] customs [singular]; [edificio] customs house;
    pasar por la aduana to go through customs;
    derechos de aduana customs duty
    * * *
    f customs;
    derechos de aduana customs duty sg ;
    exento de aduana duty-free
    * * *
    aduana nf
    : customs, customs office
    * * *
    aduana n customs

    Spanish-English dictionary > aduana

  • 19 aduanero

    adj.
    custom, customs, pertaining to customs.
    m.
    customs officer, revenue officer, customs official, customs inspector.
    * * *
    1 customs
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 customs officer
    * * *
    aduanero, -a
    1.
    ADJ customs antes de s
    2.
    * * *
    I
    - ra adjetivo customs (before n)
    II
    - ra masculino, femenino customs officer
    * * *
    = immigration officer, customs official.
    Ex. Immigration officers are stationed at every point of entry into the United Kingdom to check and monitor people who are arriving and leaving.
    Ex. A majority of customs officials surveyed said they are demoralized and not getting the full support they need to protect the country.
    * * *
    I
    - ra adjetivo customs (before n)
    II
    - ra masculino, femenino customs officer
    * * *
    = immigration officer, customs official.

    Ex: Immigration officers are stationed at every point of entry into the United Kingdom to check and monitor people who are arriving and leaving.

    Ex: A majority of customs officials surveyed said they are demoralized and not getting the full support they need to protect the country.

    * * *
    aduanero1 -ra
    customs ( before n)
    aduanero2 -ra
    masculine, feminine
    customs officer
    * * *

    aduanero
    ◊ -ra adjetivo

    customs ( before n)
    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino
    customs officer
    aduanero,-a
    I adjetivo customs
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino customs officer

    ' aduanero' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    aduanera
    English:
    tariff
    * * *
    aduanero, -a
    adj
    customs;
    controles aduaneros customs controls
    nm,f
    customs officer
    * * *
    I adj customs atr
    II m, aduanera f customs officer
    * * *
    aduanero, -ra adj
    : customs
    aduanero, -ra n
    : customs officer

    Spanish-English dictionary > aduanero

  • 20 agarradero

    m.
    1 hold (asa).
    2 pretext, excuse (informal) (pretexto).
    3 handle, lug, gripe.
    * * *
    1 (asa) handle
    2 (excusa) excuse
    1 (influencias) influence sing, pull sing
    * * *
    Ex. This library van was custom built for the needs of older people and those with mobility problems, and incorporates a lift, grab rails, and comfortable seating.
    * * *

    Ex: This library van was custom built for the needs of older people and those with mobility problems, and incorporates a lift, grab rails, and comfortable seating.

    * * *
    1. [asa] hold
    2. Fam [pretexto] pretext, excuse

    Spanish-English dictionary > agarradero

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