Traducción: de espanol

mid-morning

  • 1 a

    prep.
    1 to.
    voy a Madrid I'm going to Madrid
    me voy al extranjero I'm going abroad
    llegó a Buenos Aires/a la fiesta he arrived in Buenos Aires/at the party
    2 at (moment).
    a las siete at seven o'clock
    a los once años at the age of eleven
    al caer la noche at nightfall
    al oír la noticia se desmayó on hearing the news, she fainted
    Llegué al amanecer I arrived at dawn.
    3 per, every (frecuency).
    40 horas a la semana 40 hours per o a week
    tres veces al día three times a day
    4 to.
    dáselo a Ricardo give it to Ricardo
    dile a Ricardo que venga tell Ricardo to come
    5 to.
    entró a pagar he came in to pay
    aprender a nadar to learn to swim
    6 by, about to, for.
    * * *
    A, a
    nombre femenino (pl as o aes)
    1 (la letra) A, a
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    A
    1 ( Alteza) Highness; (abreviatura) H
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    A
    1 ( autopista) motorway; (abreviatura) M
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    A
    1 ( amperio) ampere, amp; (símbolo) A
    * * *
    prep.
    1) to
    2) into
    3) in
    4) at
    5) on
    6) with
    * * *
    SF = a (=letra) A, a
    * * *
    a femenino (pl aes) ( read as [a]) the letter A, a
    * * *
    = for, per, to.
    Ex. The fine policy matrix corresponds to the loan policy matrix, cell for cell.
    Ex. Indexing can thus be achieved at a detailed level, with often many terms per document, with almost no indexing effort.
    Ex. Accessibility to the documents stored in files is an important factor, so the physical storage is important.
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    * a + Adjetivo + escala = on a + Adjetivo + scale.
    * a alguna parte = someplace.
    * a alta presión = high-pressured, high-pressure.
    * a altas horas de la noche = late at night.
    * a ambas orillas del Atlántico = on both sides of the ocean, on both sides of the Atlantic.
    * a ambos lados de = on either side of.
    * a ambos lados del Altántico = on both sides of the ocean, on both sides of the Atlantic.
    * a ambos lados de + Lugar = on both sides of + Lugar.
    * a años luz de = light years away from.
    * a bajas temperaturas = at low temperature.
    * a bajo coste = low-cost.
    * a bajo costo = low-cost.
    * a bajo nivel = low-level.
    * a bajo precio = lower-cost, at a low price, on the cheap.
    * a base de = in the form of, on a diet of.
    * a base de carne = meaty [meatier -comp., meatiest -sup.].
    * a base de cometer errores = the hard way.
    * a base de errores = the hard way.
    * a boca de jarro = at close range.
    * a bocajarro = point blank.
    * a bombo y platillo = fanfare, with a bang.
    * a bordo = aboard, on board ship.
    * a bordo de = aboard, onboard.
    * a bordo de un barco = shipboard, on board ship.
    * a buen recaudo = in a safe place, in safekeeping.
    * a caballo = on horseback, astride.
    * a caballo entre = astride... and..., midway between.
    * a caballo entre... y... = half way between... and....
    * a caballo regalado no se le mira el diente = never look a gift horse in the mouth.
    * a cada rato = every so often, every now and then, every now and again, every once in a while.
    * a cambio = in return.
    * a cambio de = in exchange for, in return for.
    * a cambio de nada = for nothing.
    * a cántaros = cats and dogs.
    * a cargo = in the saddle.
    * a cargo (de) = charged with, in charge (of), at the helm (of).
    * a cargo de Alguien = under supervision.
    * a cargo de las riendas = in the saddle.
    * a cargo del ayuntamiento = local authority-run.
    * a cargo del gobierno = government-operated, government-run.
    * a cargo de una sola persona = one-man band.
    * a cargo de voluntarios = volunteer-run.
    * a chorros = profusely.
    * a ciegas = blindfold, blindly, blindfolded, in the dark.
    * a ciencia cierta = for sure, for certain.
    * a cierta distancia = some distance away.
    * a cierta distancia de = off.
    * a cierta distancia de la costa = offshore.
    * a cierta distancia del litoral = offshore.
    * a cobro revertido = reverse charges.
    * a color = multi-colour [multi-color -USA].
    * a comienzos de + Expresión Temporal = early + Expresión Temporal, the.
    * a comienzos de + Fecha = in the early + Fecha, in the early part of + Fecha.
    * a comienzos de + Período de Tiempo = by the turn of + Período de Tiempo, at the turn of + Período de Tiempo.
    * a conciencia = deliberately, wilfully [willfully, -USA], by design, on purpose.
    * a condición de que + Subjuntivo = provided (that), providing (that), as long as.
    * a contenido enriquecido = content-enriched.
    * a continuación = next, then, in the following, herewith.
    * a continuación se enumeran = given below.
    * a contracorriente = against the grain.
    * a contraluz = against the light.
    * a contrapelo = against the grain, against the nap.
    * a coro = with one voice, in unison.
    * a corto plazo = before very long, short term [short-term], in the short run, short-range, at short notice, in the short term, short-run.
    * a costa de = at the cost of, at the expense of, at + Nombre's + expense, at cost of.
    * a costa de mucho = at (a) great expense.
    * a costa de otro = at someone else's expense.
    * a costa de otros = at other people's expense.
    * a criterio de = at the discretion of.
    * a cualquier hora = anytime, around the clock.
    * a cualquier hora del día o de la noche = at any hour of the day or night, at any time of the day or night.
    * a cualquier precio = at any cost, at all costs, at any price.
    * a cuatro aguas = hipped.
    * a cuatro patas = on all fours, on four legs.
    * a cuenta de = at the expense of.
    * a cuenta de la empresa = at company expense.
    * a cuenta de otro = at someone else's expense.
    * a cuenta de otros = at other people's expense.
    * a cuenta propia = at + Posesivo + expense, at + Posesivo + own expense.
    * a cuerpo de rey = the lap of luxury.
    * a cuestas = in tow.
    * a decir de todos = by all accounts.
    * a decir verdad = to tell the truth, if the truth be known, if the truth be told, in all truth, in truth, fact is, the fact is (that), to be fair.
    * a decir verdad... = the fact of the matter is that....
    * a demanda = pro re nata.
    * a deshora(s) = at odd times, out of hours.
    * a día de hoy = as of today.
    * a diario = every day.
    * a diestro y siniestro = like there's no tomorrow.
    * a dieta = on a diet.
    * a diferencia de = apart from, as opposed to, in contradistinction to, as contrasted with, in contrast (to/with), quite apart from, in sharp contrast (with).
    * a diferencia de + Nombre = unlike + Nombre.
    * a diferentes niveles = multi-tiered [multitiered], multi-tier [multitier].
    * a discreción = at will, no holds barred.
    * a disgusto = unwillingly, reluctantly.
    * a disposición de = at the disposal of.
    * a distancia = remote, remotely, distantly.
    * a doble espacio = double-spaced.
    * a domicilio = domiciliary.
    * ¿a dónde se dirige(n)...? = whither?.
    * ¿a dónde va(n)...? = whither?.
    * ¿a dónde vas? = quo vadis, whither thou goest.
    * a dos niveles = two-tier.
    * a dos velas = skint, penniless, broke.
    * a duras penas = with great difficulty.
    * a efectos de = in terms of, for the purpose of + Nombre.
    * a efectos prácticos = to all intents and purposes, for all practical purposes, for all intents and purposes, to all intents.
    * a él = him.
    * a ellos = them.
    * a escala = drawn-to-scale.
    * a escala industrial = on an industrial scale, industrial-scale.
    * a escala mundial = globally, on a global scale.
    * a escala natural = full-scale.
    * a escondidas = by stealth, stealthily, furtively, on the quiet, on the sly.
    * a eso = thereto.
    * a espaldas de = out of sight of.
    * a estas alturas = by now.
    * a este fin = to this end.
    * a este paso = at this rate.
    * a este respecto = in this respect.
    * a este ritmo = at this rate.
    * a estrenar = brand new.
    * a examen = under the microscope.
    * a excepción de = barring, except for, excepting, other than, with the exception of, short of.
    * a excepción de que = except that.
    * a excepción de uno = with one exception.
    * a expensas de = at the expense of, at + Nombre's + expense.
    * a expensas de otro = at someone else's expense.
    * a expensas de otros = at other people's expense.
    * a + Expresión Temporal = as of + Expresión Temporal.
    * a falta de = for want of, in the absence of, in default of, for lack of, short of.
    * a favor = in favour.
    * a favor de = in favour of.
    * a favor de la decisión personal sobre el aborto = pro-choice.
    * a favor de la esclavitud = pro-slavery.
    * a favor de la raza negra = pro-black [problack].
    * a favor de la vida humana = pro-life.
    * a favor y en contra = pro and con.
    * a + Fecha = as per + Fecha.
    * a finales de = by the end of, at the close of + Expresión Temporal.
    * a finales de + Expresión Temporal = as of late + Expresión Temporal, at the end of + Expresión Temporal, by the close of + Expresión Temporal.
    * a finales de + Fecha = in the late + Fecha, in late + Fecha.
    * a finales de los + Década = late + Década, the.
    * a finales del + Siglo = late + Siglo, late period of + Siglo.
    * a fin de cuentas = at the end of the day, in the end, in the final count, in the grand scheme of things, when all is said and done, after all is said and done.
    * a fondo = fully, thoroughly, full-scale.
    * a fondo perdido = non-refundable.
    * ¡a freír espárragos! = on your bike!.
    * a fuerza de = by dint of.
    * a fuerza de cometer errores = the hard way.
    * a fuerza de errores = the hard way.
    * a gas = gas-powered.
    * a gatas = on all fours.
    * a grandes rasgos = broadly, rough draft.
    * a granel = in bulk.
    * a gran escala = large scale [large-scale], massive, on a wide scale, high-volume, wide-scale, on a broad scale, in a big way, on a grand scale.
    * a gran velocidad = at great speed.
    * a grito limpio = at the top of + Posesivo + voice.
    * a grito pelado = at the top of + Posesivo + voice.
    * a gritos = vociferously.
    * a groso modo = crudely.
    * a grosso modo = roughly, rough draft.
    * a gusto = at ease, at leisure.
    * a gusto de = to the liking of, at the pleasure of.
    * a horcajadas = astride.
    * a hurtadillas = surreptitiously, by stealth, stealthily, furtively, on the sly.
    * a imitación de lo clásico = classicising [classicizing, -USA], classicised [classicized, -USA].
    * a iniciativa de = at the initiative of.
    * a iniciativas del gobierno = government-led.
    * a instancia de = at the urging of.
    * a instancias de = at the instigation of, at the behest of, under the auspices of.
    * a intervalos = at intervals.
    * a intervalos + Adjetivo = at + Adjetivo + intervals.
    * a intervalos semanales = at weekly intervals.
    * a invitación de = at the invitation of.
    * a jabón = soapy [soapier -comp., soapiest -sup.].
    * a juicio = on trial.
    * a juicio público = in the public eye.
    * a juzgar por = to judge by, judging by, judging from.
    * a la acuarela = water-coloured [water-colored, -USA].
    * a la alcaldía = mayoral.
    * a la altura de = of the stature of, equal to.
    * a la altura de la cintura = waist high, waist deep.
    * a la altura de la rodilla = knee-high.
    * a la altura de los hombros = shoulder-high.
    * a la anchura de los hombros = shoulder-width.
    * a la anochecida = at nightfall.
    * a la antigua = old-style.
    * a la antigua usanza = old-style.
    * a la atención de = c/o (care of).
    * a la baja = on the wane.
    * a la brasa = grilled.
    * a la buena de Dios = out in the cold.
    * a la cabeza de = in the forefront of/in.
    * a la caída de la noche = at nightfall, at twilight.
    * a la caída de la tarde = at twilight.
    * a la carta = a la carte.
    * a la defensiva = on the defensive.
    * a la derecha = at the right.
    * a la derecha de = on the right side of, on the right-hand side of.
    * a la deriva = rudderless.
    * a la discreción de = at the discretion of.
    * a la disposición de Alguien = at + Posesivo + disposal.
    * a la expectativa de = on the lookout for, on the alert for.
    * a la + Expresión Temporal = a + Expresión Temporal.
    * a la fuerza = forcefully, of necessity, forcibly, compulsorily.
    * a la fuga = on the run, on the lam.
    * a la hora de + Infinitivo = when it came to + Gerundio, when it comes to + Gerundio.
    * a la hora de la verdad = when push comes to shove, if it comes to the crunch, when it comes to the crunch, when the worst comes to the worst, if the worst comes to the worst, when the crunch comes to the crunch, if the crunch comes to the crunch.
    * a la hora del café = at coffee.
    * a la intemperie = in the open, exposed.
    * a la inversa = mirror-fashion, mirror image, in reverse.
    * a la izquierda = at the left.
    * a la larga = in the long term, over the long term, in the end, eventually, for the long pull, over a period of time, over the long haul, in the far term, ultimately, by and by.
    * a la ligera = lightly.
    * a la luz de = in light of, in the light of.
    * a la luz de la luna = by moonlight, in the moonlight, moonlit.
    * a la luz de las estrellas = by starlight.
    * a la luz de las velas = by candlelight, candlelight, candlelit.
    * a la luz del día = in the light of day.
    * a la luz de una lámpara de gas = by gaslight.
    * a la misma altura que = in the same league as.
    * a la moda = trendy [trendier -comp., trendiest -sup.].
    * a la onda = in the know.
    * a la opinión pública = in the public eye.
    * a la par = in concert, in tandem, neck and neck, in a tandem fashion, in parallel.
    * a la par que = in tandem with, hand in hand (with), as the same time as.
    * a la parrilla = grilled, on the grill.
    * a la perfección = superbly.
    * a la plancha = griddled, on the griddle, on the hotplate.
    * a largo plazo = in the long term, over the long term, long-range, in the long run, long-term, over the long run, over the long haul, long-run, in the far term, far-term.
    * a la salida = on the way out.
    * a la sazón = at that time.
    * a las doce del mediodía = at high noon.
    * a la semana = a week, per week.
    * a las mil maravillas = marvellously [marvelously, -USA], famously, like a house on fire.
    * a la sombra de = in the shadow of.
    * a las puertas de = on the threshold of.
    * a la última = hip [hipper -comp., hippest -sup.], on the fast track, hipped.
    * a la vanguardia = on the cutting edge, on the leading edge, in the fast lane, on the fast track, at the leading edge, on the bleeding edge.
    * a la vanguardia de = in the vanguard of, at the forefront of, in the forefront of/in, at the vanguard of.
    * a la velocidad de la luz = at the speed of light.
    * a la velocidad del rayo = at the speed of lightning.
    * a la velocidad del sonido = at the speed of sound.
    * a la venta = on release.
    * a la vez = at once, at one time, at similar times, at the same time, concurrently, side-by-side, simultaneously, at the same instant, in parallel, in tandem, at the one time, in a tandem fashion, at a time, in unison.
    * a la vez que = hand in hand (with), cum, in conjunction with, in unison with.
    * a la vista = in sight, within sight.
    * a la vista de = in light of, in the light of.
    * a la vuelta de = on the return leg of.
    * a la zaga = not far behind, in tow.
    * al azar = lucky draw, lucky dip.
    * al extremo norte = northernmost.
    * al extremo oeste = westernmost.
    * al hacer esto = in doing so.
    * al norte del estado = upstate.
    * a lo extremo = to the extreme.
    * a lo grande = in a big way, big time, grandly, on a grand scale.
    * a lo hecho, pecho = no use crying over spilt/spilled milk, you've made your bed, now you must lie in it!.
    * a lo largo de = along, down, throughout.
    * a lo largo de + Expresión Temporal = sometime + Expresión Temporal.
    * a lo largo de la historia = over time.
    * a lo largo de la ruta = along the way.
    * a lo largo del tiempo = longitudinal, longitudinally.
    * a lo largo de todo = the entire length of.
    * a lo largo y ancho del país = countrywide [country-wide].
    * a lo largo y ancho de + Lugar = up and down + Lugar.
    * a lo lejos = in the distance.
    * a lo loco = helter-skelter, like there's no tomorrow.
    * a lo máximo = at best, at most, at the most.
    * a lo mejor = perhaps.
    * a lo que salga = come what may.
    * a los ojos de = in the eyes of.
    * a lo sumo = at best, at most, at the most.
    * al otro lado del atlántico = across the pond.
    * al otro lado del charco = across the pond.
    * al otro lado del océano = across the pond.
    * a lo zombi = zombielike.
    * a mano = by hand, manually, nearby [near-by], handy, within reach, within easy reach.
    * a mano alzada = by a show of hands.
    * a mano derecha de = on the right side of, on the right-hand side of.
    * a manojos = by the handful.
    * a manos de = at the hands of.
    * a marchas forzadas = in a rush, against the clock.
    * a mares = cats and dogs.
    * a más largo plazo = longer-term.
    * a más..., más... = the + Comparativo..., the + Comparativo....
    * a más tardar = at the latest.
    * a mata caballo = in a hurry, hurried, hurriedly, helter-skelter.
    * a media asta = at half-mast, at half staff.
    * a mediados de = in the middle decades of.
    * a mediados de + Fecha = in the mid + Fecha.
    * a mediados de semana = midweek.
    * a media jornada = half-time [half time].
    * a media mañana = mid-morning.
    * a medianoche = at midnight.
    * a medias = half-hearted [halfhearted], qualified.
    * a medias entre... y... = betwixt and between.
    * a medida = custom, bespoke.
    * a medida que + avanzar + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * a medida que + avanzar + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * a medida que pasaba el tiempo = as time passed (by), as time went by.
    * a medida que pasa el tiempo = as time passes (by).
    * a medida que pasa + Expresión Temporal = as + Expresión Temporal + go by.
    * a medida que + pasar + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * a medida que + pasar + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * a medida que se necesite = on demand, on request, as required.
    * a medida que + transcurrir + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * a medida que + transcurrir + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * a medio abrir = half-opened.
    * a medio camino = halfway [half-way/half way].
    * a medio comprender = half-understood.
    * a medio formar = half-formed.
    * a medio fuego = medium heat.
    * a medio hacer = halfway done, half done.
    * a medio plazo = medium-term, near-term, in the medium term, in the mid-term, mid-term [midterm].
    * a medio rimar = half-rhymed.
    * a medio vestir = half dressed.
    * a menor escala = at a reduced rate.
    * a menos que = unless, short of.
    * a menudo = oftentimes [often times], ofttimes [oft-times].
    * a merced de = at the mercy of.
    * a mí = me.
    * a mi entender = to my mind.
    * a mi modo de ver = in my books.
    * a mi parecer = to my mind, methinks, in my books.
    * a mitad de = half way through, halfway through.
    * a mitad de camino = halfway [half-way/half way].
    * a mitad de camino entre... y... = midway between, half way between... and....
    * a mitad de camino entre... y... = astride... and....
    * a mitad de precio = at half price.
    * a mí también me gustaría tener la misma oportunidad = turnabout is fair play.
    * a modo de = by way of, in the vein of, as a kind of.
    * a modo de aclaración = in parenthesis, on a sidenote.
    * a modo de advertencia = cautionary.
    * a modo de ejemplo = by way of illustration.
    * a modo de explicación = parenthetically.
    * a modo de ilustración = by way of illustration.
    * a modo de inciso = in passing, by the way of (a) digression.
    * a modo de paréntesis = parenthetical.
    * a modo de prólogo = prefatory.
    * a modo de resumen = wrap-up.
    * a mogollón = aplenty [a-plenty].
    * a montón = aplenty [a-plenty].
    * a montones = in droves, by the sackful.
    * a muchos niveles = many-levelled [many-leveled, -USA].
    * a muerte = bitter, bitterly.
    * a nadie le importa nada = nobody + gives a damn.
    * a nivel de barrio = neighbourhood-based.
    * a nivel de calle = on the ground level.
    * a nivel de la calle = at ground level.
    * a nivel del suelo = at ground level.
    * a nivel estatal = statewide [state-wide].
    * a nivel federal = federally, federally.
    * a nivel individual = privately.
    * a nivel local = locally, domestically.
    * a nivel multicultural = multi-culturally [multiculturally].
    * a nivel mundial = worldwide [world-wide], globally.
    * a nivel nacional = nationally, domestically, countrywide [country-wide].
    * a nivel privado = privately.
    * a nivel regional = regionally.
    * a nombre de = payable to.
    * a no ser que = unless.
    * a nosotros = us.
    * a ojo = ocular.
    * a ojos vista = before + Posesivo + (own two) eyes.
    * a orillas del océano = oceanfront.
    * a orillas del río = riverfront.
    * a orillas de un lago = lakeside, lakefront, by the lakeside.
    * a otro sitio = somewhere else.
    * a pares = in pairs.
    * a partes iguales = share and share alike, in equal measure(s).
    * a partir de = on the basis of, based on, working from, from, on a diet of, in response to.
    * a partir de ahora = from now on, from this point on, henceforth, as of now.
    * a partir de ahora y durante + Cuantificador + años = for + Cuantificador + years to come.
    * a partir de aquí = hereupon.
    * a partir de ello = therefrom.
    * a partir de entonces = from this time on, hereafter, thereafter, whereafter, from then on, thenceforth, henceforth, from that moment on.
    * a partir de ese momento = from that moment on.
    * a partir de este momento = hereinafter.
    * a partir de esto = on this basis, on that basis.
    * a partir de + Fecha = from + Fecha, effective + Fecha.
    * a partir de hoy = as from today.
    * a partir de la medianoche = late night.
    * a partir de los títulos = title-based.
    * a paso de tortuga = at a snail's pace.
    * a paso ligero = on the double.
    * a pasos agigantados = at an exponential rate, at exponential rates, by leaps and bounds.
    * a pedir de boca = without a hitch.
    * a pequeña escala = in a small way, small scale [small-scale].
    * a perpetuidad = in perpetuity.
    * a pesar de (que) = albeit (that), despite, in spite of, notwithstanding, although, despite the fact that, in spite of the fact that.
    * a pesar de todo = all the same, in spite of everything, despite everything, despite it all, in spite of it all, all this said.
    * a pesar de todo + Posesivo + Nombre = for all + Posesivo + Nombre.
    * a petición de = at the request of, at the urging of, at the behest of.
    * a petición del usuario = on demand, on request.
    * a petición popular = by popular demand.
    * a pie = on foot, afoot, dismounted.
    * a pilas = battery-operated.
    * a pique = sinking.
    * a placer = at will.
    * a plena luz del día = in broad daylight.
    * a poca distancia = not far behind.
    * a poca distancia andando = within walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a poca distancia a pie = within an easy walk, within walking distance.
    * a pocos minutos andando = within walking distance, within easy walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a pocos minutos a pie = within walking distance, within easy walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a porrillo = by the handful.
    * a + Posesivo + aire = to + Posesivo + heart's content.
    * a + Posesivo + alcance = in the ballpark for + Pronombre, in + Posesivo + ballpark range.
    * a + Posesivo + costa = at + Posesivo + expense.
    * a + Posesivo + cuidado = in + Posesivo + safekeeping.
    * a + Posesivo + discreción = at will, at + Posesivo + discretion.
    * a + Posesivo + disposición = at + Posesivo + disposal.
    * a + Posesivo + entender = to the best of + Posesivo + belief.
    * a + Posesivo + espaldas = behind + Posesivo + back.
    * a + Posesivo + expensas = at + Posesivo + expense.
    * a + Posesivo + favor = in + Posesivo + favour, to + Posesivo + credit.
    * a + Posesivo + juicio = in + Posesivo + estimation.
    * a + Posesivo + manera = in + Posesivo + own way.
    * a + Posesivo + saber = to the best of + Posesivo + knowledge.
    * a + Posesivo + saber y entender = to the best of + Posesivo + knowledge and belief.
    * a + Posesivo + servicio = at + Posesivo + service.
    * a + Posesivo + sorprender = much to + Posesivo + surprise.
    * a + Posesivo + vista = before + Posesivo + (own two) eyes.
    * a posteriori = reactive, in retrospect, after-the-fact, hindsight, with hindsight, a posteriori, in hindsight.
    * a precio de coste = at cost price, at cost.
    * a precio de costo = at cost price, at cost.
    * a precio de ganga = at a steal.
    * a precio especial = at reduced cost, discounted, cut-rate, cut-price.
    * a precio razonable = at reasonable cost(s).
    * a precio reducido = at a discount.
    * a precios competitivos = competitively priced.
    * a precios especiales = at reduced rates, at preferential rates.
    * a precios razonables = at affordable prices.
    * a presión = pressurised [pressurized, -USA].
    * a primera hora de la mañana = first thing in the morning.
    * a primera hora de + Período del Día = first thing + Período del Día.
    * a primeras horas de la tarde = late afternoon.
    * a primera vista = on first acquaintance, at first sight, on first inspection, on the face of it, at first blush, at first glance, on the surface, prima facie, first-blush.
    * a primeros de + Fecha = in the early + Fecha.
    * a principios de + Fecha = in the early + Fecha.
    * a principios de los + Década = early + Década, the.
    * a priori = proactive [pro-active], foresight, a priori, on the surface.
    * a prisa = quickly.
    * a propósito = deliberate, for the record, incidentally, intentionally, by the way, in passing, anecdotally, purposely, by design, on purpose, wilfully [willfully, -USA], on a sidenote, studiously, by the way of (a) digression, by the by(e), speaking of which, designedly.
    * a propósito de = apropos of.
    * a propósito de nada = for no specific reason, for no particular reason.
    * a prueba = on trial.
    * a prueba de bombas = ruggedised [ruggedized, -USA], bomb-proof.
    * a prueba de conejos = rabbit-proof.
    * a prueba de fallos = fail-safe.
    * a prueba de incendios = fireproof [fire-proof].
    * a prueba de niños = childproof.
    * a prueba de robos = theft proof.
    * a prueba de tornados = tornado proof.
    * a prueba de un tratamiento duro = ruggedised [ruggedized, -USA].
    * a prueba de viento = windproof.
    * a puerta cerrada = behind closed doors.
    * a punta de pistola = at gunpoint.
    * a punto de = on the verge of, a heartbeat away from.
    * a punto de + Infinitivo = about to + Infinitivo.
    * a punto de irse a pique = on the rocks.
    * a punto de morir = on + Posesivo + deathbed.
    * a puñados = by the sackful, by the handful.
    * a quemarropa = point blank.
    * a quien madruga, Dios le ayuda = the early bird catches the worm.
    * a quienquiera que = whomever.
    * a rachas = by fits and starts.
    * a ráfagas = in bursts.
    * a raíz de = in the wake of.
    * a rajatabla = to the letter.
    * a ras de = flush with.
    * a ras de la calle = ground-floor.
    * a ras del suelo = at ground level.
    * a rastras = in tow.
    * a ratos = intermittently.
    * a reacción = jet-assisted.
    * a rebosar (de) = jam-packed (with), filled to capacity.
    * a regañadientes = grudgingly, grudging, begrudgingly, unwillingly, reluctantly.
    * a régimen = on a diet.
    * a remolque = in tow.
    * a reventar (de) = jam-packed (with), filled to capacity.
    * a saber = namely, viz, to wit.
    * a sabiendas = knowing, knowingly, wilfully [willfully, -USA].
    * a sabiendas de que = on the understanding that.
    * a sacudidas = jerkily.
    * a saltitos = jerky [jerkier -comp., jerkiest -sup.].
    * a salvo = in a safe place, in safekeeping, out of harm's way.
    * a sangre fría = cold-blooded.
    * a ser posible = if possible.
    * a simple vista = by the naked eye, superficially, on first thought.
    * a solas = all by + Reflexivo, by + Reflexivo.
    * a su debido tiempo = in due course, timely, in due time.
    * a sueldo = paid.
    * a su precio normal = at full price.
    * a su propio ritmo = at an individual pace.
    * a su tiempo = in a timely fashion, in due course, in a timely manner.
    * a su vez = Verbo + further, in turn, in its/their turn.
    * a tal efecto = to this effect.
    * a tales efectos = hereto.
    * a tarifa reducida = at reduced cost.
    * a tarifas especiales = at reduced rates, at preferential rates.
    * a temperatura ambiente = at room temperature.
    * a tener en cuenta en el futuro = for future reference.
    * a tenor de = in light of, in the face of, in the light of, in view of.
    * a ti = you, thee.
    * a tiempo = in timely fashion, on time, promptly, timely, just in time, in time.
    * a tiempo completo = full-time.
    * a tiempo parcial = part-time.
    * a tientas = in the dark.
    * a tientas y a ciegas = blindly, in the dark.
    * a ti mismo = yourself, thyself.
    * a tiro = within gunshot, within range.
    * a tirones = jerky [jerkier -comp., jerkiest -sup.].
    * a título de = by way of, for the sake of.
    * a título gratuito = gratuitous.
    * a título personal = in a personal capacity, in a private capacity.
    * a toda costa = absolutely, at all costs, come what may, at any cost, at any price.
    * a toda máquina = in the fast lane, fast lane, full steam ahead, at full tilt, full-tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed.
    * a toda marcha = at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a toda mecha = at a rate of knots, full steam ahead, at full blast, at full throttle, at top speed, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a toda pasta = at a rate of knots.
    * a toda pastilla = in the fast lane, on the fast track, fast lane, overdrive, full steam ahead, full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at a rate of knots, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed.
    * a toda prueba = unswerving.
    * a todas horas = at all hours, around the clock.
    * a todas luces = patently.
    * a todas partes = far and wide.
    * a toda velocidad = full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed.
    * a todo alrededor = all round.
    * a todo color = full-colour, in full colour.
    * a todo gas = full steam ahead, full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a todo lo largo de = the length of.
    * a todo meter = full steam ahead, at full stretch, at full speed, at full blast, at top speed, at full throttle.
    * a todo ritmo = in full swing, in full force, in full gear.
    * a todos lados = far and wide.
    * a todos los efectos = to all intents and purposes, to all intents, for all practical purposes, for all intents and purposes.
    * a todos los niveles = at all levels.
    * a todos nosotros = us all.
    * a todos por igual = one size fits all.
    * a todo vapor = full steam ahead, full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a todo volumen = at full blast.
    * a tontas y a ciegas = headlong, runaway.
    * a tontas y locas = like there's no tomorrow, without rhyme or reason.
    * a tope = packed to capacity, in the fast lane, fast lane, choc-a-block, chock-full, in full swing, in full gear, packed to the rafters.
    * a trancas y barrancas = with great difficulty, by fits and starts.
    * a través de = by way of, in the form of, through, via, out of, through the agency of.
    * a través de Internet = Internet-based, Web-based, Web-supported.
    * a través de la historia = over time.
    * a través de la TI = IT-enabled.
    * a través de la web = Web-based, Web-supported.
    * a través de los años = over the years, down the years.
    * a través de los ojos de = through the eyes of.
    * a través de los siglos = over the centuries.
    * a través del teléfono = call-in.
    * a través del tiempo = over time.
    * a través de operador = operator-assisted.
    * a tres bandas = three pronged.
    * a tres niveles = three-tiered.
    * a troche y moche = like there's no tomorrow.
    * a trompicones = by fits and starts.
    * a tropezones = falteringly, hesitantly, haltingly, jerkily.
    * a trozos = piecewise.
    * ¡A tu salud! = Here's to you!.
    * a última hora = at the last minute, at the eleventh hour, last minute [last-minute], at the very last minute, at the very last moment, at the very last.
    * a últimas horas de la tarde = late evening.
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    * a + Adjetivo + escala = on a + Adjetivo + scale.
    * a alguna parte = someplace.
    * a alta presión = high-pressured, high-pressure.
    * a altas horas de la noche = late at night.
    * a ambas orillas del Atlántico = on both sides of the ocean, on both sides of the Atlantic.
    * a ambos lados de = on either side of.
    * a ambos lados del Altántico = on both sides of the ocean, on both sides of the Atlantic.
    * a ambos lados de + Lugar = on both sides of + Lugar.
    * a años luz de = light years away from.
    * a bajas temperaturas = at low temperature.
    * a bajo coste = low-cost.
    * a bajo costo = low-cost.
    * a bajo nivel = low-level.
    * a bajo precio = lower-cost, at a low price, on the cheap.
    * a base de = in the form of, on a diet of.
    * a base de carne = meaty [meatier -comp., meatiest -sup.].
    * a base de cometer errores = the hard way.
    * a base de errores = the hard way.
    * a boca de jarro = at close range.
    * a bocajarro = point blank.
    * a bombo y platillo = fanfare, with a bang.
    * a bordo = aboard, on board ship.
    * a bordo de = aboard, onboard.
    * a bordo de un barco = shipboard, on board ship.
    * a buen recaudo = in a safe place, in safekeeping.
    * a caballo = on horseback, astride.
    * a caballo entre = astride... and..., midway between.
    * a caballo entre... y... = half way between... and....
    * a caballo regalado no se le mira el diente = never look a gift horse in the mouth.
    * a cada rato = every so often, every now and then, every now and again, every once in a while.
    * a cambio = in return.
    * a cambio de = in exchange for, in return for.
    * a cambio de nada = for nothing.
    * a cántaros = cats and dogs.
    * a cargo = in the saddle.
    * a cargo (de) = charged with, in charge (of), at the helm (of).
    * a cargo de Alguien = under supervision.
    * a cargo de las riendas = in the saddle.
    * a cargo del ayuntamiento = local authority-run.
    * a cargo del gobierno = government-operated, government-run.
    * a cargo de una sola persona = one-man band.
    * a cargo de voluntarios = volunteer-run.
    * a chorros = profusely.
    * a ciegas = blindfold, blindly, blindfolded, in the dark.
    * a ciencia cierta = for sure, for certain.
    * a cierta distancia = some distance away.
    * a cierta distancia de = off.
    * a cierta distancia de la costa = offshore.
    * a cierta distancia del litoral = offshore.
    * a cobro revertido = reverse charges.
    * a color = multi-colour [multi-color -USA].
    * a comienzos de + Expresión Temporal = early + Expresión Temporal, the.
    * a comienzos de + Fecha = in the early + Fecha, in the early part of + Fecha.
    * a comienzos de + Período de Tiempo = by the turn of + Período de Tiempo, at the turn of + Período de Tiempo.
    * a conciencia = deliberately, wilfully [willfully, -USA], by design, on purpose.
    * a condición de que + Subjuntivo = provided (that), providing (that), as long as.
    * a contenido enriquecido = content-enriched.
    * a continuación = next, then, in the following, herewith.
    * a continuación se enumeran = given below.
    * a contracorriente = against the grain.
    * a contraluz = against the light.
    * a contrapelo = against the grain, against the nap.
    * a coro = with one voice, in unison.
    * a corto plazo = before very long, short term [short-term], in the short run, short-range, at short notice, in the short term, short-run.
    * a costa de = at the cost of, at the expense of, at + Nombre's + expense, at cost of.
    * a costa de mucho = at (a) great expense.
    * a costa de otro = at someone else's expense.
    * a costa de otros = at other people's expense.
    * a criterio de = at the discretion of.
    * a cualquier hora = anytime, around the clock.
    * a cualquier hora del día o de la noche = at any hour of the day or night, at any time of the day or night.
    * a cualquier precio = at any cost, at all costs, at any price.
    * a cuatro aguas = hipped.
    * a cuatro patas = on all fours, on four legs.
    * a cuenta de = at the expense of.
    * a cuenta de la empresa = at company expense.
    * a cuenta de otro = at someone else's expense.
    * a cuenta de otros = at other people's expense.
    * a cuenta propia = at + Posesivo + expense, at + Posesivo + own expense.
    * a cuerpo de rey = the lap of luxury.
    * a cuestas = in tow.
    * a decir de todos = by all accounts.
    * a decir verdad = to tell the truth, if the truth be known, if the truth be told, in all truth, in truth, fact is, the fact is (that), to be fair.
    * a decir verdad... = the fact of the matter is that....
    * a demanda = pro re nata.
    * a deshora(s) = at odd times, out of hours.
    * a día de hoy = as of today.
    * a diario = every day.
    * a diestro y siniestro = like there's no tomorrow.
    * a dieta = on a diet.
    * a diferencia de = apart from, as opposed to, in contradistinction to, as contrasted with, in contrast (to/with), quite apart from, in sharp contrast (with).
    * a diferencia de + Nombre = unlike + Nombre.
    * a diferentes niveles = multi-tiered [multitiered], multi-tier [multitier].
    * a discreción = at will, no holds barred.
    * a disgusto = unwillingly, reluctantly.
    * a disposición de = at the disposal of.
    * a distancia = remote, remotely, distantly.
    * a doble espacio = double-spaced.
    * a domicilio = domiciliary.
    * ¿a dónde se dirige(n)...? = whither?.
    * ¿a dónde va(n)...? = whither?.
    * ¿a dónde vas? = quo vadis, whither thou goest.
    * a dos niveles = two-tier.
    * a dos velas = skint, penniless, broke.
    * a duras penas = with great difficulty.
    * a efectos de = in terms of, for the purpose of + Nombre.
    * a efectos prácticos = to all intents and purposes, for all practical purposes, for all intents and purposes, to all intents.
    * a él = him.
    * a ellos = them.
    * a escala = drawn-to-scale.
    * a escala industrial = on an industrial scale, industrial-scale.
    * a escala mundial = globally, on a global scale.
    * a escala natural = full-scale.
    * a escondidas = by stealth, stealthily, furtively, on the quiet, on the sly.
    * a eso = thereto.
    * a espaldas de = out of sight of.
    * a estas alturas = by now.
    * a este fin = to this end.
    * a este paso = at this rate.
    * a este respecto = in this respect.
    * a este ritmo = at this rate.
    * a estrenar = brand new.
    * a examen = under the microscope.
    * a excepción de = barring, except for, excepting, other than, with the exception of, short of.
    * a excepción de que = except that.
    * a excepción de uno = with one exception.
    * a expensas de = at the expense of, at + Nombre's + expense.
    * a expensas de otro = at someone else's expense.
    * a expensas de otros = at other people's expense.
    * a + Expresión Temporal = as of + Expresión Temporal.
    * a falta de = for want of, in the absence of, in default of, for lack of, short of.
    * a favor = in favour.
    * a favor de = in favour of.
    * a favor de la decisión personal sobre el aborto = pro-choice.
    * a favor de la esclavitud = pro-slavery.
    * a favor de la raza negra = pro-black [problack].
    * a favor de la vida humana = pro-life.
    * a favor y en contra = pro and con.
    * a + Fecha = as per + Fecha.
    * a finales de = by the end of, at the close of + Expresión Temporal.
    * a finales de + Expresión Temporal = as of late + Expresión Temporal, at the end of + Expresión Temporal, by the close of + Expresión Temporal.
    * a finales de + Fecha = in the late + Fecha, in late + Fecha.
    * a finales de los + Década = late + Década, the.
    * a finales del + Siglo = late + Siglo, late period of + Siglo.
    * a fin de cuentas = at the end of the day, in the end, in the final count, in the grand scheme of things, when all is said and done, after all is said and done.
    * a fondo = fully, thoroughly, full-scale.
    * a fondo perdido = non-refundable.
    * ¡a freír espárragos! = on your bike!.
    * a fuerza de = by dint of.
    * a fuerza de cometer errores = the hard way.
    * a fuerza de errores = the hard way.
    * a gas = gas-powered.
    * a gatas = on all fours.
    * a grandes rasgos = broadly, rough draft.
    * a granel = in bulk.
    * a gran escala = large scale [large-scale], massive, on a wide scale, high-volume, wide-scale, on a broad scale, in a big way, on a grand scale.
    * a gran velocidad = at great speed.
    * a grito limpio = at the top of + Posesivo + voice.
    * a grito pelado = at the top of + Posesivo + voice.
    * a gritos = vociferously.
    * a groso modo = crudely.
    * a grosso modo = roughly, rough draft.
    * a gusto = at ease, at leisure.
    * a gusto de = to the liking of, at the pleasure of.
    * a horcajadas = astride.
    * a hurtadillas = surreptitiously, by stealth, stealthily, furtively, on the sly.
    * a imitación de lo clásico = classicising [classicizing, -USA], classicised [classicized, -USA].
    * a iniciativa de = at the initiative of.
    * a iniciativas del gobierno = government-led.
    * a instancia de = at the urging of.
    * a instancias de = at the instigation of, at the behest of, under the auspices of.
    * a intervalos = at intervals.
    * a intervalos + Adjetivo = at + Adjetivo + intervals.
    * a intervalos semanales = at weekly intervals.
    * a invitación de = at the invitation of.
    * a jabón = soapy [soapier -comp., soapiest -sup.].
    * a juicio = on trial.
    * a juicio público = in the public eye.
    * a juzgar por = to judge by, judging by, judging from.
    * a la acuarela = water-coloured [water-colored, -USA].
    * a la alcaldía = mayoral.
    * a la altura de = of the stature of, equal to.
    * a la altura de la cintura = waist high, waist deep.
    * a la altura de la rodilla = knee-high.
    * a la altura de los hombros = shoulder-high.
    * a la anchura de los hombros = shoulder-width.
    * a la anochecida = at nightfall.
    * a la antigua = old-style.
    * a la antigua usanza = old-style.
    * a la atención de = c/o (care of).
    * a la baja = on the wane.
    * a la brasa = grilled.
    * a la buena de Dios = out in the cold.
    * a la cabeza de = in the forefront of/in.
    * a la caída de la noche = at nightfall, at twilight.
    * a la caída de la tarde = at twilight.
    * a la carta = a la carte.
    * a la defensiva = on the defensive.
    * a la derecha = at the right.
    * a la derecha de = on the right side of, on the right-hand side of.
    * a la deriva = rudderless.
    * a la discreción de = at the discretion of.
    * a la disposición de Alguien = at + Posesivo + disposal.
    * a la expectativa de = on the lookout for, on the alert for.
    * a la + Expresión Temporal = a + Expresión Temporal.
    * a la fuerza = forcefully, of necessity, forcibly, compulsorily.
    * a la fuga = on the run, on the lam.
    * a la hora de + Infinitivo = when it came to + Gerundio, when it comes to + Gerundio.
    * a la hora de la verdad = when push comes to shove, if it comes to the crunch, when it comes to the crunch, when the worst comes to the worst, if the worst comes to the worst, when the crunch comes to the crunch, if the crunch comes to the crunch.
    * a la hora del café = at coffee.
    * a la intemperie = in the open, exposed.
    * a la inversa = mirror-fashion, mirror image, in reverse.
    * a la izquierda = at the left.
    * a la larga = in the long term, over the long term, in the end, eventually, for the long pull, over a period of time, over the long haul, in the far term, ultimately, by and by.
    * a la ligera = lightly.
    * a la luz de = in light of, in the light of.
    * a la luz de la luna = by moonlight, in the moonlight, moonlit.
    * a la luz de las estrellas = by starlight.
    * a la luz de las velas = by candlelight, candlelight, candlelit.
    * a la luz del día = in the light of day.
    * a la luz de una lámpara de gas = by gaslight.
    * a la mano de = available at the fingertips of.
    * a la misma altura que = in the same league as.
    * a la moda = trendy [trendier -comp., trendiest -sup.].
    * a la onda = in the know.
    * a la opinión pública = in the public eye.
    * a la par = in concert, in tandem, neck and neck, in a tandem fashion, in parallel.
    * a la par que = in tandem with, hand in hand (with), as the same time as.
    * a la parrilla = grilled, on the grill.
    * a la perfección = superbly.
    * a la plancha = griddled, on the griddle, on the hotplate.
    * a largo plazo = in the long term, over the long term, long-range, in the long run, long-term, over the long run, over the long haul, long-run, in the far term, far-term.
    * a la salida = on the way out.
    * a la sazón = at that time.
    * a las doce del mediodía = at high noon.
    * a la semana = a week, per week.
    * a las mil maravillas = marvellously [marvelously, -USA], famously, like a house on fire.
    * a la sombra de = in the shadow of.
    * a las puertas de = on the threshold of.
    * a la última = hip [hipper -comp., hippest -sup.], on the fast track, hipped.
    * a la vanguardia = on the cutting edge, on the leading edge, in the fast lane, on the fast track, at the leading edge, on the bleeding edge.
    * a la vanguardia de = in the vanguard of, at the forefront of, in the forefront of/in, at the vanguard of.
    * a la velocidad de la luz = at the speed of light.
    * a la velocidad del rayo = at the speed of lightning.
    * a la velocidad del sonido = at the speed of sound.
    * a la venta = on release.
    * a la vez = at once, at one time, at similar times, at the same time, concurrently, side-by-side, simultaneously, at the same instant, in parallel, in tandem, at the one time, in a tandem fashion, at a time, in unison.
    * a la vez que = hand in hand (with), cum, in conjunction with, in unison with.
    * a la vista = in sight, within sight.
    * a la vista de = in light of, in the light of.
    * a la vuelta de = on the return leg of.
    * a la zaga = not far behind, in tow.
    * al azar = lucky draw, lucky dip.
    * al extremo norte = northernmost.
    * al extremo oeste = westernmost.
    * al hacer esto = in doing so.
    * al norte del estado = upstate.
    * a lo extremo = to the extreme.
    * a lo grande = in a big way, big time, grandly, on a grand scale.
    * a lo hecho, pecho = no use crying over spilt/spilled milk, you've made your bed, now you must lie in it!.
    * a lo largo de = along, down, throughout.
    * a lo largo de + Expresión Temporal = sometime + Expresión Temporal.
    * a lo largo de la historia = over time.
    * a lo largo de la ruta = along the way.
    * a lo largo del tiempo = longitudinal, longitudinally.
    * a lo largo de todo = the entire length of.
    * a lo largo y ancho del país = countrywide [country-wide].
    * a lo largo y ancho de + Lugar = up and down + Lugar.
    * a lo lejos = in the distance.
    * a lo loco = helter-skelter, like there's no tomorrow.
    * a lo máximo = at best, at most, at the most.
    * a lo mejor = perhaps.
    * a lo que salga = come what may.
    * a los ojos de = in the eyes of.
    * a lo sumo = at best, at most, at the most.
    * al otro lado del atlántico = across the pond.
    * al otro lado del charco = across the pond.
    * al otro lado del océano = across the pond.
    * a lo zombi = zombielike.
    * a mano = by hand, manually, nearby [near-by], handy, within reach, within easy reach.
    * a mano alzada = by a show of hands.
    * a mano derecha de = on the right side of, on the right-hand side of.
    * a manojos = by the handful.
    * a manos de = at the hands of.
    * a marchas forzadas = in a rush, against the clock.
    * a mares = cats and dogs.
    * a más largo plazo = longer-term.
    * a más..., más... = the + Comparativo..., the + Comparativo....
    * a más tardar = at the latest.
    * a mata caballo = in a hurry, hurried, hurriedly, helter-skelter.
    * a media asta = at half-mast, at half staff.
    * a mediados de = in the middle decades of.
    * a mediados de + Fecha = in the mid + Fecha.
    * a mediados de semana = midweek.
    * a media jornada = half-time [half time].
    * a media mañana = mid-morning.
    * a medianoche = at midnight.
    * a medias = half-hearted [halfhearted], qualified.
    * a medias entre... y... = betwixt and between.
    * a medida = custom, bespoke.
    * a medida que + avanzar + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * a medida que + avanzar + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * a medida que pasaba el tiempo = as time passed (by), as time went by.
    * a medida que pasa el tiempo = as time passes (by).
    * a medida que pasa + Expresión Temporal = as + Expresión Temporal + go by.
    * a medida que + pasar + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * a medida que + pasar + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * a medida que se necesite = on demand, on request, as required.
    * a medida que + transcurrir + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * a medida que + transcurrir + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * a medio abrir = half-opened.
    * a medio camino = halfway [half-way/half way].
    * a medio comprender = half-understood.
    * a medio formar = half-formed.
    * a medio fuego = medium heat.
    * a medio hacer = halfway done, half done.
    * a medio plazo = medium-term, near-term, in the medium term, in the mid-term, mid-term [midterm].
    * a medio rimar = half-rhymed.
    * a medio vestir = half dressed.
    * a menor escala = at a reduced rate.
    * a menos que = unless, short of.
    * a menudo = oftentimes [often times], ofttimes [oft-times].
    * a merced de = at the mercy of.
    * a mí = me.
    * a mi entender = to my mind.
    * a mi modo de ver = in my books.
    * a mi parecer = to my mind, methinks, in my books.
    * a mitad de = half way through, halfway through.
    * a mitad de camino = halfway [half-way/half way].
    * a mitad de camino entre... y... = midway between, half way between... and....
    * a mitad de camino entre... y... = astride... and....
    * a mitad de precio = at half price.
    * a mí también me gustaría tener la misma oportunidad = turnabout is fair play.
    * a modo de = by way of, in the vein of, as a kind of.
    * a modo de aclaración = in parenthesis, on a sidenote.
    * a modo de advertencia = cautionary.
    * a modo de ejemplo = by way of illustration.
    * a modo de explicación = parenthetically.
    * a modo de ilustración = by way of illustration.
    * a modo de inciso = in passing, by the way of (a) digression.
    * a modo de paréntesis = parenthetical.
    * a modo de prólogo = prefatory.
    * a modo de resumen = wrap-up.
    * a mogollón = aplenty [a-plenty].
    * a montón = aplenty [a-plenty].
    * a montones = in droves, by the sackful.
    * a muchos niveles = many-levelled [many-leveled, -USA].
    * a muerte = bitter, bitterly.
    * a nadie le importa nada = nobody + gives a damn.
    * a nivel de barrio = neighbourhood-based.
    * a nivel de calle = on the ground level.
    * a nivel de la calle = at ground level.
    * a nivel del suelo = at ground level.
    * a nivel estatal = statewide [state-wide].
    * a nivel federal = federally, federally.
    * a nivel individual = privately.
    * a nivel local = locally, domestically.
    * a nivel multicultural = multi-culturally [multiculturally].
    * a nivel mundial = worldwide [world-wide], globally.
    * a nivel nacional = nationally, domestically, countrywide [country-wide].
    * a nivel privado = privately.
    * a nivel regional = regionally.
    * a nombre de = payable to.
    * a no ser que = unless.
    * a nosotros = us.
    * a ojo = ocular.
    * a ojos vista = before + Posesivo + (own two) eyes.
    * a orillas del océano = oceanfront.
    * a orillas del río = riverfront.
    * a orillas de un lago = lakeside, lakefront, by the lakeside.
    * a otro sitio = somewhere else.
    * a pares = in pairs.
    * a partes iguales = share and share alike, in equal measure(s).
    * a partir de = on the basis of, based on, working from, from, on a diet of, in response to.
    * a partir de ahora = from now on, from this point on, henceforth, as of now.
    * a partir de ahora y durante + Cuantificador + años = for + Cuantificador + years to come.
    * a partir de aquí = hereupon.
    * a partir de ello = therefrom.
    * a partir de entonces = from this time on, hereafter, thereafter, whereafter, from then on, thenceforth, henceforth, from that moment on.
    * a partir de ese momento = from that moment on.
    * a partir de este momento = hereinafter.
    * a partir de esto = on this basis, on that basis.
    * a partir de + Fecha = from + Fecha, effective + Fecha.
    * a partir de hoy = as from today.
    * a partir de la medianoche = late night.
    * a partir de los títulos = title-based.
    * a paso de tortuga = at a snail's pace.
    * a paso ligero = on the double.
    * a pasos agigantados = at an exponential rate, at exponential rates, by leaps and bounds.
    * a pedir de boca = without a hitch.
    * a pequeña escala = in a small way, small scale [small-scale].
    * a perpetuidad = in perpetuity.
    * a pesar de (que) = albeit (that), despite, in spite of, notwithstanding, although, despite the fact that, in spite of the fact that.
    * a pesar de todo = all the same, in spite of everything, despite everything, despite it all, in spite of it all, all this said.
    * a pesar de todo + Posesivo + Nombre = for all + Posesivo + Nombre.
    * a petición de = at the request of, at the urging of, at the behest of.
    * a petición del usuario = on demand, on request.
    * a petición popular = by popular demand.
    * a pie = on foot, afoot, dismounted.
    * a pilas = battery-operated.
    * a pique = sinking.
    * a placer = at will.
    * a plena luz del día = in broad daylight.
    * a poca distancia = not far behind.
    * a poca distancia andando = within walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a poca distancia a pie = within an easy walk, within walking distance.
    * a pocos minutos andando = within walking distance, within easy walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a pocos minutos a pie = within walking distance, within easy walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a porrillo = by the handful.
    * a + Posesivo + aire = to + Posesivo + heart's content.
    * a + Posesivo + alcance = in the ballpark for + Pronombre, in + Posesivo + ballpark range.
    * a + Posesivo + costa = at + Posesivo + expense.
    * a + Posesivo + cuidado = in + Posesivo + safekeeping.
    * a + Posesivo + discreción = at will, at + Posesivo + discretion.
    * a + Posesivo + disposición = at + Posesivo + disposal.
    * a + Posesivo + entender = to the best of + Posesivo + belief.
    * a + Posesivo + espaldas = behind + Posesivo + back.
    * a + Posesivo + expensas = at + Posesivo + expense.
    * a + Posesivo + favor = in + Posesivo + favour, to + Posesivo + credit.
    * a + Posesivo + juicio = in + Posesivo + estimation.
    * a + Posesivo + manera = in + Posesivo + own way.
    * a + Posesivo + saber = to the best of + Posesivo + knowledge.
    * a + Posesivo + saber y entender = to the best of + Posesivo + knowledge and belief.
    * a + Posesivo + servicio = at + Posesivo + service.
    * a + Posesivo + sorprender = much to + Posesivo + surprise.
    * a + Posesivo + vista = before + Posesivo + (own two) eyes.
    * a posteriori = reactive, in retrospect, after-the-fact, hindsight, with hindsight, a posteriori, in hindsight.
    * a precio de coste = at cost price, at cost.
    * a precio de costo = at cost price, at cost.
    * a precio de ganga = at a steal.
    * a precio especial = at reduced cost, discounted, cut-rate, cut-price.
    * a precio razonable = at reasonable cost(s).
    * a precio reducido = at a discount.
    * a precios competitivos = competitively priced.
    * a precios especiales = at reduced rates, at preferential rates.
    * a precios razonables = at affordable prices.
    * a presión = pressurised [pressurized, -USA].
    * a primera hora de la mañana = first thing in the morning.
    * a primera hora de + Período del Día = first thing + Período del Día.
    * a primeras horas de la tarde = late afternoon.
    * a primera vista = on first acquaintance, at first sight, on first inspection, on the face of it, at first blush, at first glance, on the surface, prima facie, first-blush.
    * a primeros de + Fecha = in the early + Fecha.
    * a principios de + Fecha = in the early + Fecha.
    * a principios de los + Década = early + Década, the.
    * a priori = proactive [pro-active], foresight, a priori, on the surface.
    * a prisa = quickly.
    * a propósito = deliberate, for the record, incidentally, intentionally, by the way, in passing, anecdotally, purposely, by design, on purpose, wilfully [willfully, -USA], on a sidenote, studiously, by the way of (a) digression, by the by(e), speaking of which, designedly.
    * a propósito de = apropos of.
    * a propósito de nada = for no specific reason, for no particular reason.
    * a prueba = on trial.
    * a prueba de bombas = ruggedised [ruggedized, -USA], bomb-proof.
    * a prueba de conejos = rabbit-proof.
    * a prueba de fallos = fail-safe.
    * a prueba de incendios = fireproof [fire-proof].
    * a prueba de niños = childproof.
    * a prueba de robos = theft proof.
    * a prueba de tornados = tornado proof.
    * a prueba de un tratamiento duro = ruggedised [ruggedized, -USA].
    * a prueba de viento = windproof.
    * a puerta cerrada = behind closed doors.
    * a punta de pistola = at gunpoint.
    * a punto de = on the verge of, a heartbeat away from.
    * a punto de + Infinitivo = about to + Infinitivo.
    * a punto de irse a pique = on the rocks.
    * a punto de morir = on + Posesivo + deathbed.
    * a puñados = by the sackful, by the handful.
    * a quemarropa = point blank.
    * a quien madruga, Dios le ayuda = the early bird catches the worm.
    * a quienquiera que = whomever.
    * a rachas = by fits and starts.
    * a ráfagas = in bursts.
    * a raíz de = in the wake of.
    * a rajatabla = to the letter.
    * a ras de = flush with.
    * a ras de la calle = ground-floor.
    * a ras del suelo = at ground level.
    * a rastras = in tow.
    * a ratos = intermittently.
    * a reacción = jet-assisted.
    * a rebosar (de) = jam-packed (with), filled to capacity.
    * a regañadientes = grudgingly, grudging, begrudgingly, unwillingly, reluctantly.
    * a régimen = on a diet.
    * a remolque = in tow.
    * a reventar (de) = jam-packed (with), filled to capacity.
    * a saber = namely, viz, to wit.
    * a sabiendas = knowing, knowingly, wilfully [willfully, -USA].
    * a sabiendas de que = on the understanding that.
    * a sacudidas = jerkily.
    * a saltitos = jerky [jerkier -comp., jerkiest -sup.].
    * a salvo = in a safe place, in safekeeping, out of harm's way.
    * a sangre fría = cold-blooded.
    * a ser posible = if possible.
    * a simple vista = by the naked eye, superficially, on first thought.
    * a solas = all by + Reflexivo, by + Reflexivo.
    * a su debido tiempo = in due course, timely, in due time.
    * a sueldo = paid.
    * a su precio normal = at full price.
    * a su propio ritmo = at an individual pace.
    * a su tiempo = in a timely fashion, in due course, in a timely manner.
    * a su vez = Verbo + further, in turn, in its/their turn.
    * a tal efecto = to this effect.
    * a tales efectos = hereto.
    * a tarifa reducida = at reduced cost.
    * a tarifas especiales = at reduced rates, at preferential rates.
    * a temperatura ambiente = at room temperature.
    * a tener en cuenta en el futuro = for future reference.
    * a tenor de = in light of, in the face of, in the light of, in view of.
    * a ti = you, thee.
    * a tiempo = in timely fashion, on time, promptly, timely, just in time, in time.
    * a tiempo completo = full-time.
    * a tiempo parcial = part-time.
    * a tientas = in the dark.
    * a tientas y a ciegas = blindly, in the dark.
    * a ti mismo = yourself, thyself.
    * a tiro = within gunshot, within range.
    * a tirones = jerky [jerkier -comp., jerkiest -sup.].
    * a título de = by way of, for the sake of.
    * a título gratuito = gratuitous.
    * a título personal = in a personal capacity, in a private capacity.
    * a toda costa = absolutely, at all costs, come what may, at any cost, at any price.
    * a toda máquina = in the fast lane, fast lane, full steam ahead, at full tilt, full-tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed.
    * a toda marcha = at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a toda mecha = at a rate of knots, full steam ahead, at full blast, at full throttle, at top speed, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a toda pasta = at a rate of knots.
    * a toda pastilla = in the fast lane, on the fast track, fast lane, overdrive, full steam ahead, full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at a rate of knots, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed.
    * a toda prueba = unswerving.
    * a todas horas = at all hours, around the clock.
    * a todas luces = patently.
    * a todas partes = far and wide.
    * a toda velocidad = full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed.
    * a todo alrededor = all round.
    * a todo color = full-colour, in full colour.
    * a todo gas = full steam ahead, full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a todo lo largo de = the length of.
    * a todo meter = full steam ahead, at full stretch, at full speed, at full blast, at top speed, at full throttle.
    * a todo ritmo = in full swing, in full force, in full gear.
    * a todos lados = far and wide.
    * a todos los efectos = to all intents and purposes, to all intents, for all practical purposes, for all intents and purposes.
    * a todos los niveles = at all levels.
    * a todos nosotros = us all.
    * a todos por igual = one size fits all.
    * a todo vapor = full steam ahead, full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a todo volumen = at full blast.
    * a tontas y a ciegas = headlong, runaway.
    * a tontas y locas = like there's no tomorrow, without rhyme or reason.
    * a tope = packed to capacity, in the fast lane, fast lane, choc-a-block, chock-full, in full swing, in full gear, packed to the rafters.
    * a trancas y barrancas = with great difficulty, by fits and starts.
    * a través de = by way of, in the form of, through, via, out of, through the agency of.
    * a través de Internet = Internet-based, Web-based, Web-supported.
    * a través de la historia = over time.
    * a través de la TI = IT-enabled.
    * a través de la web = Web-based, Web-supported.
    * a través de los años = over the years, down the years.
    * a través de los ojos de = through the eyes of.
    * a través de los siglos = over the centuries.
    * a través del teléfono = call-in.
    * a través del tiempo = over time.
    * a través de operador = operator-assisted.
    * a tres bandas = three pronged.
    * a tres niveles = three-tiered.
    * a troche y moche = like there's no tomorrow.
    * a trompicones = by fits and starts.
    * a tropezones = falteringly, hesitantly, haltingly, jerkily.
    * a trozos = piecewise.
    * ¡A tu salud! = Here's to you!.
    * a última hora = at the last minute, at the eleventh hour, last minute [last-minute], at the very last minute, at the very last moment, at the very last.
    * a últimas horas de la tarde = late evening.
    * a últ

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

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

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

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


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


    2
    a) (señalando hora, momento) at;


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

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

    c) al + inf:


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



    ( antes) a few minutes before she arrived;

    3 (en relaciones de proporción, equivalencia):

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

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

    ¿viste a José? did you see José?;

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


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

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

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

    Spanish-English dictionary > a

  • 2 a media mañana

    (adj.) = mid-morning
    Ex. Course fees include study materials, mid-morning coffee, lunch, and afternoon tea breaks but not accommodation.
    * * *
    (adj.) = mid-morning

    Ex: Course fees include study materials, mid-morning coffee, lunch, and afternoon tea breaks but not accommodation.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a media mañana

  • 3 a primeras horas de la tarde

    Ex. The pattern of changes in embolisms indicated almost no embolisms before dawn, followed by a rapid rise to a peak in mid-morning, then a progressive loss of embolisms in late afternoon.
    * * *

    Ex: The pattern of changes in embolisms indicated almost no embolisms before dawn, followed by a rapid rise to a peak in mid-morning, then a progressive loss of embolisms in late afternoon.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a primeras horas de la tarde

  • 4 almuerzo

    m.
    1 lunch.
    almuerzo tipo bufé buffet lunch
    almuerzo de trabajo working lunch
    2 lunch break.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: almorzar.
    * * *
    2 (a media mañana) mid-morning snack, elevenses plural
    3 (desayuno) breakfast
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    SM [a mediodía] lunch; [a media mañana] breakfast, brunch; [de boda] wedding breakfast
    * * *
    a) ( a mediodía) lunch
    b) (en algunas regiones) ( a media mañana) mid-morning snack
    * * *
    = lunch, luncheon, lunch hour.
    Ex. While lunches and exhibit booth encounters at ALA and state conferences help, neither replaces a good, structured focus group.
    Ex. This is a paper presented at the luncheon in honour of academic leaders held at the 5th National Conference of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) in Cincinnati, USA, on 6 Apr 89.
    Ex. Peak use of the libraries occurs during lunch hours.
    ----
    * almuerzo de trabajo = work luncheon.
    * almuerzo escolar = school lunch, school dinner.
    * almuerzo preparado = packed lunch.
    * almuerzo tipo bufé = lunch buffet, buffet lunch.
    * desayuno-almuerzo = brunch.
    * hora del almuerzo = lunchtime, lunch hour.
    * * *
    a) ( a mediodía) lunch
    b) (en algunas regiones) ( a media mañana) mid-morning snack
    * * *
    = lunch, luncheon, lunch hour.

    Ex: While lunches and exhibit booth encounters at ALA and state conferences help, neither replaces a good, structured focus group.

    Ex: This is a paper presented at the luncheon in honour of academic leaders held at the 5th National Conference of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) in Cincinnati, USA, on 6 Apr 89.
    Ex: Peak use of the libraries occurs during lunch hours.
    * almuerzo de trabajo = work luncheon.
    * almuerzo escolar = school lunch, school dinner.
    * almuerzo preparado = packed lunch.
    * almuerzo tipo bufé = lunch buffet, buffet lunch.
    * desayuno-almuerzo = brunch.
    * hora del almuerzo = lunchtime, lunch hour.

    * * *
    almuerzo (↑ almuerzo a1)
    almuerzo de negocios business lunch
    almuerzo de trabajo working lunch
    2 ( en algunas regiones) (a media mañana) mid-morning snack, elevenses (pl) ( BrE colloq)
    In Mexico and Spain, almuerzo is the midday meal, also known as comida, or a light mid-morning snack.
    In most of Latin America it means lunch, and comida refers to the evening meal ( cena in Mexico and Spain).
    * * *

     

    Del verbo almorzar: ( conjugate almorzar)

    almuerzo es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    Multiple Entries:
    almorzar    
    almuerzo
    almorzar ( conjugate almorzar) verbo intransitivo

    b) (en algunas regiones) ( a media mañana) to have a mid-morning snack

    verbo transitivo
    a) ( a mediodía) to have … for lunch

    b) (en algunas regiones) ( a media mañana) to have … mid-morning

    almuerzo sustantivo masculino

    b) (en algunas regiones) ( a media mañana) mid-morning snack

    almorzar
    I verbo intransitivo (a mediodía) to have lunch
    (a media mañana) to have a mid-morning snack
    II verbo transitivo (a mediodía) to have (something) for lunch
    (a media mañana) to have sthg for a mid-morning snack: nunca desayuno, pero almuerzo algo a las once, I don't have breakfast, but I have something at eleven
    almuerzo sustantivo masculino (a mediodía) lunch
    (a media mañana) mid-morning snack, familiar elevenses ➣ Ver nota en comida y dinner
    ' almuerzo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    almorzar
    - salir
    - comida
    English:
    brunch
    - gobble
    - lunch
    - dinner
    - luncheon
    - pack
    * * *
    1. [a mediodía] lunch;
    almuerzo de trabajo working lunch
    2. [a media mañana] mid-morning snack
    * * *
    m al mediodía lunch; a media mañana mid-morning snack
    * * *
    : lunch
    * * *
    2. (a mediodía) lunch [pl. lunches]

    Spanish-English dictionary > almuerzo

  • 5 antes del amanecer

    Ex. The pattern of changes in embolisms indicated almost no embolisms before dawn, followed by a rapid rise to a peak in mid-morning, then a progressive loss of embolisms in late afternoon.
    * * *

    Ex: The pattern of changes in embolisms indicated almost no embolisms before dawn, followed by a rapid rise to a peak in mid-morning, then a progressive loss of embolisms in late afternoon.

    Spanish-English dictionary > antes del amanecer

  • 6 de las once

    (adj.) = mid-morning
    Ex. Course fees include study materials, mid-morning coffee, lunch, and afternoon tea breaks but not accommodation.
    * * *
    (adj.) = mid-morning

    Ex: Course fees include study materials, mid-morning coffee, lunch, and afternoon tea breaks but not accommodation.

    Spanish-English dictionary > de las once

  • 7 de media mañana

    (adj.) = mid-morning
    Ex. Course fees include study materials, mid-morning coffee, lunch, and afternoon tea breaks but not accommodation.
    * * *
    (adj.) = mid-morning

    Ex: Course fees include study materials, mid-morning coffee, lunch, and afternoon tea breaks but not accommodation.

    Spanish-English dictionary > de media mañana

  • 8 descanso

    m.
    1 rest (reposo).
    tomarse un descanso to take a rest
    2 break (pausa).
    3 relief (alivio).
    4 stair landing, platform of staircase, landing.
    5 coffee break.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: descansar.
    * * *
    1 rest, break
    2 (en un espectáculo) interval; (en un partido) interval, half-time
    3 (alivio) relief, comfort
    ¡qué descanso! what a relief!
    4 (rellano) landing
    \
    ¡descanso! MILITAR at ease!
    sin descanso without a break
    descanso eterno eternal rest
    * * *
    noun m.
    1) rest
    * * *
    SM
    1) (=reposo) rest
    2) (=pausa) break; (Dep) half-time; (Teat) interval, intermission (EEUU)

    hago un descanso cada dos horasI have o take a break every two hours

    3) (=alivio) relief

    ya he aprobado, ¡qué descanso! — I've passed! what a relief!

    4) (Rel)
    5) [en escalera] landing
    6) (Téc) rest, support
    * * *
    1)
    a) ( reposo) rest

    lunes, descanso — (Espec, Teatr) no performance on Mondays

    b) (en trabajo, colegio) break
    c) (Mil)
    d) ( de un muerto) rest
    2) ( intervalo) (Dep) half time; (Teatr) interval
    3) (alivio, tranquilidad) relief
    4) (AmL) ( rellano) landing
    * * *
    = coffee break, free time, respite, recess, rest, work break, half time, break time [breaktime], tea break, reprieve, break.
    Ex. During the coffee break, someone pointed out that most of your readers will look under the term BANTU rather than the technical name.
    Ex. On the other hand, a prolonged sequence of interviews can be equally stressful, and 'free time' should be interspersed with the successive appointments.
    Ex. There are five types of 'gratification', instrumental, prestige, reinforcement, aesthetic and respite, to be derived from the reading of literature.
    Ex. One of the supervisor's jobs is to see that work is prepared for the duty librarian to do during recess and lunchtime.
    Ex. If they are non-librarians they might be released after a suitable period of chastisement but librarians should spend eternity there endlessly looking for 'Smith, E.S.' without rest or sympathy.
    Ex. The personnel policy should also include a statement concerning number and length of work breaks and a statement regarding attendance at library meetings -- who attends, whether time off with pay and/or travel expenses are awarded.
    Ex. The article 'Practitioners v. educators (1-0 at half time)' looks at the problems of selecting students acceptable to both educators and practitioners in librarianship.
    Ex. How about staggering lunch hours and break times? We could send smokers at one time and non-smokers at another.
    Ex. Course fees include study materials, mid-morning coffee, lunch, and afternoon tea breaks but not accommodation.
    Ex. A small, but growing, number of employers are allowing workplace naps; some are actively encouraging this little reprieve from consciousness.
    Ex. Deliberate editing requires time, preferably with a break between editing stints.
    ----
    * área de descanso = rest area, rest stop, lay-by.
    * dar descanso de = give + relief from.
    * darse un descanso = give + Reflexivo + a break, rest on + Posesivo + oars.
    * descanso con refrigerio = refreshment break.
    * descanso de invierno = winterbreak.
    * descanso del mediodía = midday break.
    * descanso en el camino = rest stop.
    * descanso eterno = eternal rest.
    * descanso para comer = meal break.
    * descanso para fumar = smoke break.
    * descanso para ir al baño = bathroom break.
    * día de descanso = holiday.
    * durante el descanso = at breaktime.
    * lugar de descanso = resting place.
    * período de descanso = rest time.
    * sala de descanso = coffee lounge.
    * sin descanso = relentlessly, restlessly, breathlessly, unabated, without a break, without (a) rest, day in and day out, without respite.
    * sin un descanso = without a break, without (a) rest.
    * tomarse un descanso = take + time out, take + Posesivo + break, lie on + Posesivo + oars, rest on + Posesivo + oars.
    * tomarse unos días de descanso = take + a break from work.
    * tomar un descanso = take + a breather, take + a break from work.
    * trabajar sin descanso = work off + Posesivo + shoes, work (a)round + the clock.
    * un día de descanso = a day away from.
    * zona de descanso = rest area.
    * * *
    1)
    a) ( reposo) rest

    lunes, descanso — (Espec, Teatr) no performance on Mondays

    b) (en trabajo, colegio) break
    c) (Mil)
    d) ( de un muerto) rest
    2) ( intervalo) (Dep) half time; (Teatr) interval
    3) (alivio, tranquilidad) relief
    4) (AmL) ( rellano) landing
    * * *
    = coffee break, free time, respite, recess, rest, work break, half time, break time [breaktime], tea break, reprieve, break.

    Ex: During the coffee break, someone pointed out that most of your readers will look under the term BANTU rather than the technical name.

    Ex: On the other hand, a prolonged sequence of interviews can be equally stressful, and 'free time' should be interspersed with the successive appointments.
    Ex: There are five types of 'gratification', instrumental, prestige, reinforcement, aesthetic and respite, to be derived from the reading of literature.
    Ex: One of the supervisor's jobs is to see that work is prepared for the duty librarian to do during recess and lunchtime.
    Ex: If they are non-librarians they might be released after a suitable period of chastisement but librarians should spend eternity there endlessly looking for 'Smith, E.S.' without rest or sympathy.
    Ex: The personnel policy should also include a statement concerning number and length of work breaks and a statement regarding attendance at library meetings -- who attends, whether time off with pay and/or travel expenses are awarded.
    Ex: The article 'Practitioners v. educators (1-0 at half time)' looks at the problems of selecting students acceptable to both educators and practitioners in librarianship.
    Ex: How about staggering lunch hours and break times? We could send smokers at one time and non-smokers at another.
    Ex: Course fees include study materials, mid-morning coffee, lunch, and afternoon tea breaks but not accommodation.
    Ex: A small, but growing, number of employers are allowing workplace naps; some are actively encouraging this little reprieve from consciousness.
    Ex: Deliberate editing requires time, preferably with a break between editing stints.
    * área de descanso = rest area, rest stop, lay-by.
    * dar descanso de = give + relief from.
    * darse un descanso = give + Reflexivo + a break, rest on + Posesivo + oars.
    * descanso con refrigerio = refreshment break.
    * descanso de invierno = winterbreak.
    * descanso del mediodía = midday break.
    * descanso en el camino = rest stop.
    * descanso eterno = eternal rest.
    * descanso para comer = meal break.
    * descanso para fumar = smoke break.
    * descanso para ir al baño = bathroom break.
    * día de descanso = holiday.
    * durante el descanso = at breaktime.
    * lugar de descanso = resting place.
    * período de descanso = rest time.
    * sala de descanso = coffee lounge.
    * sin descanso = relentlessly, restlessly, breathlessly, unabated, without a break, without (a) rest, day in and day out, without respite.
    * sin un descanso = without a break, without (a) rest.
    * tomarse un descanso = take + time out, take + Posesivo + break, lie on + Posesivo + oars, rest on + Posesivo + oars.
    * tomarse unos días de descanso = take + a break from work.
    * tomar un descanso = take + a breather, take + a break from work.
    * trabajar sin descanso = work off + Posesivo + shoes, work (a)round + the clock.
    * un día de descanso = a day away from.
    * zona de descanso = rest area.

    * * *
    A
    1 (reposo) rest
    no he tenido ni un momento de descanso I haven't had a moment's rest
    es un lugar tranquilo, ideal para el descanso it's a quiet spot, ideal for a restful break
    no hagas ruido, debemos respetar su descanso don't make any noise, we must let him rest
    se ha tomado cuatro días de descanso she has taken four days off
    trabajó sin descanso hasta conseguirlo he worked tirelessly o without a break until he had done it
    [ S ] lunes, descanso ( Espec, Teatr) no performance on Mondays
    2 (período) break
    necesitas un descanso you need a break
    3 ( Mil):
    estaban en posición de descanso they were standing at ease
    se ruega una oración por su eterno descanso we ask you to pray for his eternal rest
    B (intervalo) ( Dep) half time; ( Teatr) interval
    C (alivio, tranquilidad) relief
    ¡qué descanso! estaba tan preocupado what a relief! I was so worried
    D (Col, CS) (rellano) landing
    * * *

     

    Del verbo descansar: ( conjugate descansar)

    descanso es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    descansó es:

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

    Multiple Entries:
    descansar    
    descanso
    descansar ( conjugate descansar) verbo intransitivo
    a) (de actividad, trabajo) to rest, have a rest;


    descanso de algo to have a rest o break from sth
    b) ( yacer) to lie;


    verbo transitivo

    descanso la mente to give one's mind a break o rest
    descanso sustantivo masculino
    1
    a) ( reposo) rest

    b) (en trabajo, colegio) break;


    c) (Mil):


    2 ( intervalo) (Dep) half time;
    (Teatr) interval
    3 (alivio, tranquilidad) relief
    4 (AmL) ( rellano) landing
    descansar verbo intransitivo
    1 to rest, have a rest
    (un momento) to take a break
    2 euf que en paz descanse, may he/she rest in peace o God rest his/her soul
    descanso sustantivo masculino
    1 rest, break: me tomaré un día de descanso, I'll take a day off
    2 Cine Teat interval
    Dep half-time, interval
    3 (alivio) relief
    4 (rellano) landing
    ' descanso' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    paréntesis
    - pausa
    - sabática
    - sabático
    - tomarse
    - tregua
    - ganar
    - haber
    - hacer
    - hasta
    - ir
    - prometer
    - reparador
    - reposo
    - respiro
    - sentar
    - venir
    English:
    badly
    - break
    - brief
    - cover
    - earn
    - fight
    - half-time
    - interlude
    - intermission
    - interval
    - keep at
    - lay-by
    - recess
    - rest
    - solidly
    - tea break
    - through
    - well-earned
    - half
    - landing
    - on
    - respite
    - sound
    * * *
    1. [reposo] rest;
    tomarse un descanso to take a rest;
    necesito un descanso, me hace falta un descanso I need a rest;
    los lunes cerramos por descanso semanal we don't open on Mondays;
    sin descanso without a rest o break;
    trabajar/luchar sin descanso to work/fight tirelessly
    2. [pausa] break;
    [en cine] intermission; [en teatro] Br interval, US intermission; [en deporte] [cualquier intermedio] interval; [a mitad del partido] half-time;
    en la escuela hacemos un descanso de veinte minutos at school our break lasts twenty minutes;
    el resultado en el descanso es de una a cero the score at half-time is Br one-nil o US one-zero
    3. [alivio] relief;
    ya no tengo que preocuparme por los exámenes, ¡qué descanso! I don't have to worry about my exams any more, thank God!
    ¡descanso! at ease!
    5. Méx, RP [descansillo] landing
    * * *
    m
    1 rest;
    sin descanso without a break;
    tomarse un descanso take a break, have a rest
    2 DEP half-time; TEA interval
    3 L.Am. ( descansillo) landing
    * * *
    1) : rest, relaxation
    2) : break
    3) : landing (of a staircase)
    4) : intermission
    * * *
    1. (reposo) rest
    unos días de descanso a few days' off / a few days' holiday
    2. (pausa) break
    3. (en un partido) half time
    4. (en el teatro, cine) interval

    Spanish-English dictionary > descanso

  • 9 embolismo

    m.
    1 embolism, intercalation; insertion of days or years to produce regularity and equation of time.
    2 the time inserted, intercalary time.
    3 confusion, mixture of things.
    4 maze.
    5 falsehood.
    6 insertion of one or more days in a calendar.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: embolismar.
    * * *
    SM
    1) (=lío) muddle, mess, confusion
    2) (=cotilleo) gossip, backbiting
    3) (=engaño) hoax, trick
    * * *
    Ex. The pattern of changes in embolisms indicated almost no embolisms before dawn, followed by a rapid rise to a peak in mid-morning, then a progressive loss of embolisms in late afternoon.
    ----
    * embolismo pulmonar = pulmonary embolism.
    * * *

    Ex: The pattern of changes in embolisms indicated almost no embolisms before dawn, followed by a rapid rise to a peak in mid-morning, then a progressive loss of embolisms in late afternoon.

    * embolismo pulmonar = pulmonary embolism.

    * * *
    embolism

    Spanish-English dictionary > embolismo

  • 10 integral2

    2 = wholewheat, wholemeal, wholegrain.
    Ex. Her mid-morning meal is normally about 10:30 and consists of about a cup of wholewheat pasta, two tins of tuna, onion and mayo.
    Ex. In this article I outline four compelling reasons for making the switch to wholemeal products.
    Ex. Wholemeal breads and pastas, high-fibre cereals and brown rice are wholegrain foods.
    ----
    * arroz integral = brown rice.
    * harina integral = wholemeal flour.
    * pan integral = wholemeal bread.

    Spanish-English dictionary > integral2

  • 11 lata de atún

    (n.) = tin of tuna
    Ex. Her mid-morning meal is normally about 10:30 and consists of about a cup of wholewheat pasta, two tins of tuna, onion and mayo.
    * * *

    Ex: Her mid-morning meal is normally about 10:30 and consists of about a cup of wholewheat pasta, two tins of tuna, onion and mayo.

    Spanish-English dictionary > lata de atún

  • 12 mayonesa

    f.
    mayonnaise.
    * * *
    1 mayonnaise
    * * *
    * * *
    femenino mayonnaise, mayo (AmE) (colloq)
    * * *
    = mayo, mayonnaise.
    Ex. Her mid-morning meal is normally about 10:30 and consists of about a cup of wholewheat pasta, two tins of tuna, onion and mayo.
    Ex. In the summer months one of the greatest treats of all is home-made mayonnaise; a thick mass of unctuous golden ointment, perfect for dipping slices of raw vegetables.
    * * *
    femenino mayonnaise, mayo (AmE) (colloq)
    * * *
    = mayo, mayonnaise.

    Ex: Her mid-morning meal is normally about 10:30 and consists of about a cup of wholewheat pasta, two tins of tuna, onion and mayo.

    Ex: In the summer months one of the greatest treats of all is home-made mayonnaise; a thick mass of unctuous golden ointment, perfect for dipping slices of raw vegetables.

    * * *
    mayonnaise, mayo ( AmE colloq)
    * * *

    mayonesa sustantivo femenino
    mayonnaise, mayo (AmE) (colloq)
    mayonesa, mahonesa sustantivo femenino mayonnaise
    ' mayonesa' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    cortarse
    - mahonesa
    - alioli
    - cortado
    - cortar
    English:
    mayonnaise
    - separate
    - Waldorf salad
    - coleslaw
    - salad
    - slaw
    * * *
    mayonnaise
    * * *
    f GASTR mayonnaise
    * * *
    : mayonnaise
    * * *
    mayonesa n mayonnaise

    Spanish-English dictionary > mayonesa

  • 13 mañana1

    1 = morning.
    Nota: Período del día; mañana (el día después de hoy) tomorrow.
    Ex. Some of the talk that has been going on this morning has seemed to say -- if we just had the right code, if we just had the right headings, if we just had the right terms, everything would be fine.
    ----
    * a media mañana = mid-morning.
    * a primera hora de la mañana = first thing in the morning.
    * de la mañana = a.m. (latín - ante meridiam), in the morning.
    * de la noche a la mañana = overnight.
    * de media mañana = mid-morning.
    * depresión del lunes por la mañana = Monday-morning blues.
    * desde la mañana a la noche = from morning to night.
    * Día + por la mañana = Día + morning.
    * esta mañana = early today.
    * esta mañana temprano = early this morning.
    * hoy por la mañana = early today.
    * mañana, tarde y noche = around the clock.
    * periódico de la mañana = morning newspaper, morning paper.
    * por la mañana = in the morning.
    * por la mañana y por la noche = morning and night.
    * rocío de la mañana = morning dew.
    * sábado por la mañana = Saturday morning.
    * tentempié de media mañana = elevenses.
    * un + Nombre + a primera hora de la maña = an early morning + Nombre.
    * un + Nombre + a última hora de la mañana = a late morning + Nombre.
    * un + Nombre + por la mañana temprano = an early morning + Nombre.

    Spanish-English dictionary > mañana1

  • 14 medio1

    = middle, one-half (1/2).
    Ex. The purpose of the insert key is to allow the insertion of one or more characters in the middle of a field without disturbing the information already displayed.
    Ex. The output of paperbacks accounted for one-third of the total US book production by 1962; nearly one-half of the fiction produced and a quarter of the available titles.
    ----
    * Alta Edad Media, la = Early Middle Ages, the, High Middle Ages, the, Dark Ages, the.
    * a media asta = at half-mast, at half staff.
    * a media mañana = mid-morning.
    * a medias entre... y... = betwixt and between.
    * 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 = near-term, in the medium term, medium-term, in the mid-term, mid-term [midterm].
    * a medio rimar = half-rhymed.
    * a medio vestir = partly dressed, half dressed.
    * arco de medio punto = round arch.
    * baja Edad Media, la = late Middle Ages, the.
    * barba de media tarde = five o'clock shadow.
    * clase media = middle class.
    * cocer a medias = parboil.
    * comprendido a medias = half-understood.
    * dar media vuelta = do + an about-face.
    * darse media vuelta = turn on + Posesivo + heel.
    * de la edad media = dark-age.
    * del medio = middle.
    * del Medio Oriente = Middle Eastern.
    * de media jornada = half-day [half day].
    * de media mañana = mid-morning.
    * de medio día de duración = half-day [half day].
    * de medio pelo = small-time.
    * de talla media = middle-sized.
    * dividir por medio = rend in + two.
    * Edad Media = mediaeval ages [medieval ages, -USA], Middle Ages.
    * edición media = medium edition.
    * en el nivel medio de = in the middle range of.
    * en medio de = amidst, in the midst of, in the throes of, right in, amid.
    * entender a medias = pick up + the fag-ends.
    * enterarse a medias = pick up + the fag-ends.
    * entre medias = in between.
    * estar a medio camino entre... y... = lie + midway between... and....
    * estar en medio de = caught in the middle.
    * estar justo en medio de = stand + squarely in.
    * foto de medio cuerpo = mugshot [mug shot].
    * haber dinero de por medio = money + change hands.
    * haber una transacción económica de por medio = money + change hands.
    * habitante del Medio Oriente = Middle Easterner.
    * histeria a medias = semi-hysteria.
    * Hora + y media = half past + Hora.
    * IME (Integración a Media Escala) = MSI (Medium Scale Integration).
    * justo en el medio (de) = plumb in the middle (of).
    * letra rota o a medio imprimir = broken letter.
    * línea de medio campo = halfway line.
    * media docena = half a dozen, half-dozen.
    * media hora = half-hour.
    * Media Luna Roja, la = Red Crescent, the.
    * media luz = half-light.
    * media pensión = half board.
    * media tinta = Mezzotint.
    * media verdad = half truth, half-fact.
    * media vuelta = about-face.
    * medio abierto = half-opened, half-way open.
    * medio administrativo = quasi-clerical.
    * medio adormilado = bleary-eyed.
    * medio despierto = drowsily, groggily, bleary-eyed.
    * medio día = one-half day.
    * medio dormido = drowsily, groggily, groggy [groggier -comp., groggiest -sup.].
    * medio en broma = tongue-in-cheek.
    * medio + Expresión Temporal = half + a + Expresión Temporal.
    * medio hecho = halfway done, half done.
    * Medio Oeste, el = Midwest, the.
    * Medio Oriente = Middle East.
    * medio pliego = half-sheet.
    * medio sumergido = half-submerged.
    * medio vacío = half-empty.
    * medio vestido = partly dressed, half dressed.
    * nacido en medio = middleborn.
    * nivel medio de gestión = middle management.
    * pantalones de media caña = knee breeches, jodhpurs.
    * partir por medio = rend in + two.
    * Pasado = half + Pasado/Participio.
    * ponerse en medio = get in + the way (of).
    * Posesivo + media naranja = Posesivo + significant other, Posesivo + better half, Posesivo + other half.
    * punto medio = mid-point.
    * quedarse a medias = fall (between/through) + the cracks.
    * quitarse de en medio = take + Nombre + out.
    * quitarse del medio = run for + cover.
    * sin obstáculos de por medio = uncluttered.
    * tener un problema medio resuelto = have + problem half licked.
    * tentempié de media mañana = elevenses.
    * un día y medio = one and a half days.
    * verdad a medias = half truth, half-fact.
    * verse en medio de = caught in the middle.

    Spanish-English dictionary > medio1

  • 15 once (11)

    = eleven (11), .
    Ex. That night I was correcting a proof at about eleven o'clock when Balthasar began needling me.
    ----
    * de las once = mid-morning.
    * fútbol once = 11-a-side football.
    * tentempié de las once = elevenses.

    Spanish-English dictionary > once (11)

  • 16 almorzar

    v.
    1 to have lunch.
    2 to have for lunch.
    los viernes almuerzan pescado on Fridays they have fish for lunch
    3 to eat.
    * * *
    Conjugation model [ FORZAR], like link=forzar forzar
    1 (al mediodía) to have lunch; (de desayuno) to have breakfast; (a media mañana) to have elevenses, have a mid-morning snack
    1 (al mediodía) to have for lunch; (de desayuno) to have for breakfast; (a media mañana) to have for elevenses, have for a mid-morning snack
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    1.
    VT [a mediodía] to have for lunch, lunch on frm; [a media mañana] to have for breakfast, have for brunch
    2.
    VI [a mediodía] to have lunch, lunch frm; [a media mañana] to have breakfast o brunch
    * * *
    1.
    verbo intransitivo
    a) ( a mediodía) to have lunch
    b) (en algunas regiones) ( a media mañana) to have a mid-morning snack
    2.
    a) ( a mediodía) to have... for lunch
    b) (en algunas regiones) ( a media mañana) to have... mid-morning
    * * *
    1.
    verbo intransitivo
    a) ( a mediodía) to have lunch
    b) (en algunas regiones) ( a media mañana) to have a mid-morning snack
    2.
    a) ( a mediodía) to have... for lunch
    b) (en algunas regiones) ( a media mañana) to have... mid-morning
    * * *
    vi
    1 (a mediodía) to have lunch
    salimos almorzados we had lunch before we left
    2 ( en algunas regiones) (a media mañana) to have a mid-morning snack, have elevenses ( BrE colloq)
    ■ almorzar
    vt
    1 (a mediodía) to have … for lunch
    2 ( en algunas regiones) (a media mañana) to have … mid-morning, have … for elevenses ( BrE colloq)
    * * *

     

    almorzar ( conjugate almorzar) verbo intransitivo

    b) (en algunas regiones) ( a media mañana) to have a mid-morning snack

    verbo transitivo
    a) ( a mediodía) to have … for lunch

    b) (en algunas regiones) ( a media mañana) to have … mid-morning

    almorzar
    I verbo intransitivo (a mediodía) to have lunch
    (a media mañana) to have a mid-morning snack
    II verbo transitivo (a mediodía) to have (something) for lunch
    (a media mañana) to have sthg for a mid-morning snack: nunca desayuno, pero almuerzo algo a las once, I don't have breakfast, but I have something at eleven
    ' almorzar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    almuerza
    - comer
    - enseguida
    - hora
    - vuelta
    English:
    lunch
    - dinner
    - have
    - lunchtime
    * * *
    vt
    1. [a mediodía] to have for lunch;
    los viernes almuerzan pescado on Fridays they have fish for lunch
    2. [a media mañana] to have as a mid-morning snack
    vi
    1. [a mediodía] to have lunch
    2. [a media mañana] to have a mid-morning snack
    * * *
    I v/i al mediodía have lunch; a media mañana have a mid-morning snack
    II v/t
    :
    almorzar algo al mediodía have sth for lunch; a media mañana have sth as a mid-morning snack;
    vengo almorzado I’ve already eaten
    * * *
    almorzar {36} vi
    : to have lunch
    : to have for lunch
    * * *
    1. (a media mañana) to have a snack
    2. (a mediodía) to have lunch

    Spanish-English dictionary > almorzar

  • 17 almuerza

    almuerzas, etc see almorzar
    * * *
    almuerzas, etc see almorzar
    * * *
    almuerza, almuerzas, etc
    * * *

    Del verbo almorzar: ( conjugate almorzar)

    almuerza es:

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

    2ª persona singular (tú) imperativo

    Multiple Entries:
    almorzar    
    almuerza
    almorzar ( conjugate almorzar) verbo intransitivo

    b) (en algunas regiones) ( a media mañana) to have a mid-morning snack

    verbo transitivo
    a) ( a mediodía) to have … for lunch

    b) (en algunas regiones) ( a media mañana) to have … mid-morning

    almuerza,
    almuerzas, etc see almorzar

    almorzar
    I verbo intransitivo (a mediodía) to have lunch
    (a media mañana) to have a mid-morning snack
    II verbo transitivo (a mediodía) to have (something) for lunch
    (a media mañana) to have sthg for a mid-morning snack: nunca desayuno, pero almuerzo algo a las once, I don't have breakfast, but I have something at eleven

    Spanish-English dictionary > almuerza

  • 18 integral

    adj.
    1 total, complete (total).
    2 wholemeal (British), wholewheat (United States)(unrefined) (bread, flour, pasta).
    3 integral (constituyente).
    4 comprehensive, integral, holistic.
    5 honest, with principles, principled, complete.
    6 whole-grain, wholewheat, whole, wholemeal.
    f.
    integral (Mat).
    m.
    integral.
    * * *
    1 (intrínseco) integral; (completo) full
    2 (pan, pasta) wholemeal; (arroz) brown
    1 MATEMÁTICAS integral
    * * *
    1. ADJ
    1) (=entero) [cereal] wholegrain; [arroz] brown; [pan, harina] wholemeal
    2) (=total) [plan, reforma, servicio] comprehensive, all-round
    3) (=integrante) integral, built-in
    4) (=redomado) total, complete

    un idiota integrala total o complete fool

    5) (Mat) integral
    2.
    SF (Mat) integral
    * * *
    I
    a) (completo, total) comprehensive
    b) ( incorporado) built-in
    II
    femenino (Mat) integral
    * * *
    I
    a) (completo, total) comprehensive
    b) ( incorporado) built-in
    II
    femenino (Mat) integral
    * * *
    integral1
    1 = integral, all-inclusive, all-embracing, embracing, all-encompassing, encompassing.

    Ex: The article 'Closing the gap between desirability and achievability' argues for a more central and integral role for the library on campus.

    Ex: It is not an all-inclusive listing of materials on this topic.
    Ex: Some databases are very all-embracing in their coverage and attempt to provide comprehensive coverage of entire disciplines.
    Ex: What is needed is an embracing approach to guarantee freedom for Palestine and legitimacy for Israel.
    Ex: In publishing itself there is little use made of the all-encompassing schemes such as Dewey or the Library of Congress.
    Ex: By drawing Russia into an encompassing coalition with Europe and other powers, the risk of conflict will be diminished.
    * Cuadro de Mando Integral (CMI) = Balanced Scorecard (BSC).
    * ecuación integral = integral equation.
    * formar parte integral = form + an integral part.

    integral2
    2 = wholewheat, wholemeal, wholegrain.

    Ex: Her mid-morning meal is normally about 10:30 and consists of about a cup of wholewheat pasta, two tins of tuna, onion and mayo.

    Ex: In this article I outline four compelling reasons for making the switch to wholemeal products.
    Ex: Wholemeal breads and pastas, high-fibre cereals and brown rice are wholegrain foods.
    * arroz integral = brown rice.
    * harina integral = wholemeal flour.
    * pan integral = wholemeal bread.

    * * *
    1 (completo, total) ‹plan› comprehensive, all-embracing; ‹reforma/educación› comprehensive
    el aprovechamiento integral de los escasos medios disponibles the maximum use of the limited resources available
    el desnudo integral full-frontal nudity
    [ S ] belleza integral all-round beauty treatment
    arroz, pan, parte2 (↑ parte (2))
    2 (incorporado) built-in
    integral
    * * *

     

    integral adjetivo
    a) (completo, total) comprehensive


    integral
    I adjetivo integral
    pan integral, whole-grain bread
    II f Mat integral
    ' integral' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    arroz
    - integrante
    - pan
    - alimentación
    - incorporado
    English:
    bread
    - brown rice
    - digestive biscuit
    - holistic
    - integral
    - nutritional
    - pumpernickel
    - rice
    - wholemeal
    - wholewheat
    - brown
    - comprehensive
    - fitted
    - four
    - whole
    * * *
    adj
    1. [total] total, complete;
    una educación integral an all-round education;
    contiene desnudos integrales there are scenes of total nudity;
    Fam
    es un idiota integral he's a total o complete idiot
    2. [esencial] integral;
    la creación de empleo es parte integral del plan job creation is an integral part of the plan
    3. [sin refinar] [pan, harina, pasta] Br wholemeal, US wholewheat;
    [arroz] brown
    4. [constituyente] integral;
    ser parte integral de algo to be an integral part of sth
    5. Mat [cálculo] integral
    nf
    Mat integral
    * * *
    I adj
    1 complete
    2 alimento wholewheat, Br
    wholemeal
    3 MAT integral;
    cálculo integral integral calculus
    II f integral
    * * *
    1) : integral, essential
    2)
    pan integral : whole grain bread
    * * *
    1. (en general) integral
    2. (pan, etc) wholemeal

    Spanish-English dictionary > integral

  • 19 mañana

    adv.
    tomorrow.
    m.
    1 tomorrow, the future, the day of tomorrow.
    2 morning, forenoon.
    * * *
    1 morning
    1 tomorrow, future
    1 tomorrow
    \
    de mañana in the morning
    ¡hasta mañana! see you tomorrow!
    mañana por la mañana tomorrow morning
    mañana será otro día tomorrow is another day
    pasado mañana the day after tomorrow
    por la mañana in the morning
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    1.

    ¡hasta mañana! — see you tomorrow!

    2.

    el mañana es incierto — the future is uncertain, tomorrow is uncertain

    3.

    a las siete de la mañana — at seven o'clock in the morning, at seven a.m.

    de o por la mañana — in the morning

    * * *
    I

    hasta mañana, que duermas bien — goodnight/see you in the morning, sleep well

    adiós, hasta mañana — goodbye, see you tomorrow

    mañana será otro díatomorrow is another day

    II
    masculino future
    III

    a la mañana siguiente(the) next o the following morning

    en la(s) or (esp Esp) por la(s) or (RPl) a la mañana — in the morning

    2) ( madrugada) morning
    * * *
    I

    hasta mañana, que duermas bien — goodnight/see you in the morning, sleep well

    adiós, hasta mañana — goodbye, see you tomorrow

    mañana será otro díatomorrow is another day

    II
    masculino future
    III

    a la mañana siguiente(the) next o the following morning

    en la(s) or (esp Esp) por la(s) or (RPl) a la mañana — in the morning

    2) ( madrugada) morning
    * * *
    mañana1
    1 = morning.
    Nota: Período del día; mañana (el día después de hoy) tomorrow.

    Ex: Some of the talk that has been going on this morning has seemed to say -- if we just had the right code, if we just had the right headings, if we just had the right terms, everything would be fine.

    * a media mañana = mid-morning.
    * a primera hora de la mañana = first thing in the morning.
    * de la mañana = a.m. (latín - ante meridiam), in the morning.
    * de la noche a la mañana = overnight.
    * de media mañana = mid-morning.
    * depresión del lunes por la mañana = Monday-morning blues.
    * desde la mañana a la noche = from morning to night.
    * Día + por la mañana = Día + morning.
    * esta mañana = early today.
    * esta mañana temprano = early this morning.
    * hoy por la mañana = early today.
    * mañana, tarde y noche = around the clock.
    * periódico de la mañana = morning newspaper, morning paper.
    * por la mañana = in the morning.
    * por la mañana y por la noche = morning and night.
    * rocío de la mañana = morning dew.
    * sábado por la mañana = Saturday morning.
    * tentempié de media mañana = elevenses.
    * un + Nombre + a primera hora de la maña = an early morning + Nombre.
    * un + Nombre + a última hora de la mañana = a late morning + Nombre.
    * un + Nombre + por la mañana temprano = an early morning + Nombre.

    mañana2
    2 = tomorrow, morrow.
    Nota: Obsoleto.

    Ex: As we will probably hear from Mr. Welsh tomorrow, we are at the point where the Library of Congress has all but committed itself to close its catalogs.

    Ex: The text around the rim of the teacup, from Marcel Proust, reads: 'Dispirited after a dreary day, with the prospect of a depressing morrow'.
    * como si no hubiera mañana = like there's no tomorrow.
    * hasta mañana = I'll see you on the flipside, I'll catch you on the flipside.
    * hoy por mí y mañana por ti = You scratch my back and I'll scratch yours, quid pro quo.
    * mañana por la noche = tomorrow night.
    * pan para hoy y hambre para mañana = rob Peter to pay Paul.
    * pasado mañana = the day after tomorrow.

    * * *
    pasado mañana the day after tomorrow
    mañana por la mañana tomorrow morning
    hasta mañana, que duermas bien goodnight/see you in the morning, sleep well
    adiós, hasta mañana goodbye, see you tomorrow
    mañana hace or hará un mes que nos mudamos tomorrow it'll be a month since we moved
    a partir de mañana (as) from tomorrow, starting tomorrow, from tomorrow onward(s)
    mañana será otro día tomorrow is another day
    no dejes para mañana lo que puedas hacer hoy don't put off until tomorrow what you can do today
    nunca se sabe lo que pasará el día de mañana you never know what the future holds o what tomorrow will bring
    future
    hay que mirar el mañana con optimismo we must look to tomorrow o the future with optimism
    un mañana mejor para nuestros hijos a better tomorrow o future for our children
    una mañana nublada a cloudy morning
    a la mañana siguiente (the) next o the following morning
    a media mañana nos reunimos we met mid-morning
    a las nueve de la mañana at nine (o'clock) in the morning
    por la mañana in the morning
    a la or de mañana ( RPl); in the morning
    en la mañana ( AmL); in the morning
    ya desde (por) la mañana empieza a beber he starts drinking in the morning
    se levanta muy de mañana she gets up very early in the morning
    el tren/turno de la mañana the morning train/shift
    B (madrugada) morning
    eran las dos/cuatro de la mañana it was two/four in the morning
    * * *

     

    mañana adverbio
    tomorrow;

    mañana por la mañana tomorrow morning;
    adiós, hasta mañana goodbye, see you tomorrow;
    el día de mañana tomorrow
    ■ sustantivo masculino
    future
    ■ sustantivo femenino
    morning;
    a la mañana siguiente (the) next o the following morning;
    a media mañana nos reunimos we met mid-morning;
    a las nueve de la mañana at nine (o'clock) in the morning;
    en or (esp Esp) por or (RPl) a la(s) mañana(s) in the morning;
    muy de mañana very early in the morning;
    el tren de la mañana the morning train
    mañana
    I adverbio tomorrow: estaré ahí pasado mañana, I'll be there the day after tomorrow
    mañana es fiesta, tomorrow is a holiday
    II sustantivo femenino morning: partieron muy de mañana, they left early in the morning
    cerramos los sábados por la mañana, we close on Saturday mornings
    ¡hasta mañana!, see you tomorrow!
    Teat función de mañana, morning performance, matinée
    III sustantivo masculino tomorrow, the future
    un mañana incierto, an uncertain future

    ' mañana' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    a.m.
    - abandonar
    - alguna
    - alguno
    - almorzar
    - almuerzo
    - archivo
    - atentar
    - ayer
    - banquillo
    - bregar
    - calcular
    - casarse
    - casco
    - colegio
    - contraorden
    - contrarreloj
    - de
    - desde
    - despreocuparse
    - desquite
    - devenir
    - día
    - disputarse
    - en
    - entonces
    - esperar
    - evaluación
    - frente
    - fresca
    - guardia
    - hacer
    - hasta
    - hoy
    - inconveniente
    - incorporarse
    - intervenir
    - jura
    - llamar
    - llevar
    - luto
    - matrícula
    - mediodía
    - mudanza
    - noche
    - noticia
    - ojalá
    - oscura
    - oscuro
    - pasada
    English:
    a.m.
    - after
    - alternatively
    - appointment
    - be
    - begin
    - beyond
    - bring back
    - bring up
    - by
    - can
    - come
    - come over
    - concrete
    - day
    - day off
    - deliver
    - executive
    - exercise
    - footprint
    - for
    - forecast
    - foresee
    - frame
    - he's
    - hoe
    - lesson
    - link up
    - meet
    - mid
    - midmorning
    - milk
    - mind
    - mist
    - morning
    - on
    - open
    - opening
    - overnight
    - promise
    - rain
    - review
    - ring up
    - scattered
    - see
    - shall
    - soon
    - start
    - stiff
    - stop by
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    nf
    morning;
    (muy) de mañana (very) early in the morning;
    trabajo de mañana o [m5] mañanas I work mornings;
    a la mañana siguiente the next morning;
    a las dos de la mañana at two in the morning;
    Esp
    por la mañana, Am [m5]en la mañana, Arg [m5]a la mañana, Urug [m5] de mañana in the morning;
    mañana/el sábado Esp [m5] por la mañana o Am [m5] en la mañana o Arg [m5] a la mañana o Urug [m5] de mañana tomorrow/Saturday morning
    nm
    el mañana tomorrow, the future;
    la tecnología del mañana the technology of tomorrow o the future;
    mañana será otro día tomorrow is another day
    adv
    tomorrow;
    mañana es martes tomorrow is Tuesday, it's Tuesday tomorrow;
    mañana hará tres años de su muerte it's three years tomorrow since she died;
    a partir de mañana starting tomorrow, as of tomorrow;
    de mañana no pasa, tengo que llamarla I have to ring her without fail tomorrow;
    la ley entra en vigor a partir de mañana mismo the law comes into effect as of tomorrow;
    ¡hasta mañana! see you tomorrow!;
    pasado mañana the day after tomorrow
    * * *
    I f morning;
    por la mañana in the morning;
    mañana por la mañana tomorrow morning;
    de la mañana a la noche from morning until night;
    de la noche a la mañana fig overnight;
    esta mañana this morning;
    muy de mañana very early (in the morning)
    II adv tomorrow;
    pasado mañana the day after tomorrow;
    mañana será otro día tomorrow is another day;
    no dejes para mañana lo que puedas hacer hoy don’t put off till tomorrow what you can do today
    * * *
    1) : morning
    2) : tomorrow
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    ¡hasta mañana! see you tomorrow!

    Spanish-English dictionary > mañana

  • 20 mediasnueves

    femenino plural (Col) mid-morning snack, elevenses (BrE colloq)
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    femenino plural (Col) mid-morning snack, elevenses (BrE colloq)
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    ( Col) onces (↑ onces a1)
    mid-morning snack, elevenses ( BrE colloq)
    onces (↑ onces a1).
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    mediasnueves sustantivo femenino plural (Col) mid-morning snack, elevenses (BrE colloq)
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    mediasnueves nfpl inv
    Col mid-morning snack, Br elevenses;
    hoy hay de mediasnueves helado there's ice cream for mid-morning snack o Br elevenses today

    Spanish-English dictionary > mediasnueves

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