Traducción: de espanol

superbly

  • 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 la perfección

    perfectly
    * * *
    Ex. Nevertheless, black airmen continued to perform superbly.
    * * *

    Ex: Nevertheless, black airmen continued to perform superbly.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a la perfección

  • 3 agujereado

    adj.
    full of holes, pierced with holes.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: agujerear.
    * * *
    1→ link=agujerear agujerear
    1 with holes, perforated
    * * *
    * * *
    - da adjetivo

    está todo agujereadoit's full of o riddled with holes

    * * *
    Ex. Superbly decorated bindings have been carefully preserved from the medieval period up to the present day, not only in tooled leather, but also in wood and metal (sometimes carved or jewelled), in cloth and embroidery, and in pierced or painted vellum.
    * * *
    - da adjetivo

    está todo agujereadoit's full of o riddled with holes

    * * *

    Ex: Superbly decorated bindings have been carefully preserved from the medieval period up to the present day, not only in tooled leather, but also in wood and metal (sometimes carved or jewelled), in cloth and embroidery, and in pierced or painted vellum.

    * * *
    ‹orejas› pierced
    está todo agujereado it's full of o riddled with holes
    el fondo está agujereado the bottom has holes/a hole in it
    * * *

    Del verbo agujerear: ( conjugate agujerear)

    agujereado es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    agujereado    
    agujerear
    agujereado
    ◊ -da adjetivo: está agujereado it has holes in it

    agujerear ( conjugate agujerear) verbo transitivo ( hacer agujeros en) to make holes in;

    ( atravesar) to pierce
    agujerear verbo transitivo to make holes in
    ' agujereado' also found in these entries:
    English:
    leaky
    - wear
    * * *
    agujereado, -a adj
    riddled with holes

    Spanish-English dictionary > agujereado

  • 4 andar

    m.
    1 gait, walk.
    tener andares de to walk like
    2 way of walking, walking, gait, pace.
    v.
    1 to walk (caminar). (especially peninsular Spanish)
    ¿fuiste en autobús o andando? did you go by bus or on foot?, did you go by bus or did you walk?
    andar por la calle to walk in the street
    Ricardo anduvo por las calles Richard walked along the streets.
    María anduvo el muelle Mary walked the dock.
    2 to work, to go.
    el reloj no anda the clock has stopped
    las cosas andan mal things are going badly
    los negocios andan muy bien business is going very well
    El motor anda bien The engine is working well.
    3 to be.
    ¿qué tal andas? how are you (doing)?
    andar preocupado to be worried
    creo que anda por el almacén I think he is somewhere in the warehouse
    andar haciendo algo to be doing something
    anda explicando sus aventuras he's talking about his adventures
    andar tras algo/alguien to be after something/somebody
    de andar por casa basic, rough and ready (explicación, método)
    mi ropa de andar por casa my clothes for wearing around the house
    Anda triste He is sad.
    Ella anda visitando a su prima She is visiting her cousin.
    4 to go, to travel.
    anduvimos 15 kilómetros we walked (for) 15 kilometers
    7 to have, to be using.
    Anda una pistola He has a gun.
    8 to be wearing, to wear.
    Anda una bonita corbata He is wearing a nice tie.
    * * *
    Past Indicative
    Imperfect Subjunctive
    Future Subjunctive
    * * *
    1. verb
    2) function, work, run
    2. noun m.
    * * *
    1. VI
    1) (=ir a pie) to walk; (=moverse) to move; (=viajar) to travel around

    vinimos andando — we walked here, we came on foot

    andar a caballoto ride

    andar tras algo/algn — to be after sth/sb

    andar tras una chicato be o chase after a girl

    2) (=funcionar) to go, work

    el reloj no anda — the clock won't go, the clock isn't working

    ¿cómo anda esto? — how does this work?

    3) * (=estar) to be

    andar alegreto be o feel cheerful

    andar bien de salud — to be well, be in good health

    andamos mal de dinero — we're badly off for money, we're short of money

    ¿cómo andan las cosas? — how are things?

    ¿cómo anda eso? — how are things going?

    ¿qué tal andas? — how are you?

    ¿cómo andas de tabaco? — how are you off for cigarettes?

    de andar por casa, ropa de andar por casa — clothes for wearing around the house

    4) (=rebuscar)

    ¡no andes ahí! — keep away from there!

    5)

    andar a, siempre andan a gritos — they're always shouting

    andan a la greña o a la gresca — they're at each other's throats

    6)

    andar con algn — to go around with sb

    7)

    andar en(=estar implicado en) to be involved in

    andar en pleitosto be engaged o involved in lawsuits

    ¿en qué andas? — what are you up to?

    8)

    andar haciendo algo — to be doing sth

    ¿qué andas buscando? — what are you looking for?

    9)

    andar por (=rondar)

    el pueblo anda por los 1.000 habitantes — the village has about 1,000 inhabitants

    10)

    andando el tiempo —

    un niño que, andando el tiempo, sería rey — a child who, in time, would become king

    11) [exclamaciones]

    ¡anda! — (=¡no me digas!) well I never!; (=¡vamos!) come on!

    ¡anda!, no lo sabía — well I never, I didn't know that!

    anda, dímelo — go on, tell me

    anda, no me molestes — just stop annoying me, will you?

    anda, no te lo tomes tan a pecho — come on, there's no need to take it to heart like that

    ¡anda, anda! — come on!

    ¡ándale (pues)! — Méx * (=apúrese) come on!, hurry up!; (=adiós) cheerio!; (=gracias) thanks!; [encontrando algo] that's it!

    ¡andando! — right, let's get on with it!

    andando, que todavía hay mucho que hacer — let's get moving, there's still a lot to do

    ¡anda ya!, anda ya, no nos vengas con esnobismos — come on, don't be such a snob

    -dile que te gusta -¡anda ya, para que me suba el precio! — "tell her you like it" - "oh sure, so she can charge me more!"

    2. VT
    1) (=recorrer a pie) [+ trecho] to walk

    me conocía muy bien el camino por haberlo andado varias veces — I knew the path very well, as I'd been down o walked it several times before

    2) LAm (=llevar) [+ ropa] to wear; [+ objeto] to carry
    3.
    See:
    * * *
    I 1.
    verbo intransitivo
    1)
    a) (esp Esp) ( caminar) to walk

    ¿has venido andando? — did you come on foot?, did you walk?

    a poco andar — (Chi) before long

    b) (Col, CS, Ven) (ir) to go

    andá a pasear (RPl fam) — get lost! (colloq)

    c) (AmL)

    andar a caballo/en bicicleta — to ride (a horse/a bicycle)

    2) (marchar, funcionar) to work

    el coche anda de maravillathe car's running o (BrE) going like a dream

    3) (+ compl)
    a) ( estar) to be

    ¿cómo andas? — how are you?, how's it going? (colloq)

    ¿quién anda ahí? — who's there?

    ¿cómo andamos de tiempo? — how are we doing for time?

    andar + ger — to be -ing

    anda buscando peleahe's out for o he's looking for a fight

    lo andan buscandothey are looking for him o (colloq) are after him

    quien mal anda, mal acaba — if you live like that, you're bound to come to a bad end

    b)

    andar con alguien — ( juntarse) to mix with somebody; ( salir con) to go out with somebody

    4) ( rondar)

    andar por algo: andará por los 60 (años) — he must be around o about 60

    5)

    andar detrás de or tras alguien/algo — (buscar, perseguir) to be after somebody/something

    6)
    a)

    andar con algo — (esp AmL fam) con revólver/dinero to carry something; con traje/sombrero to wear something

    b) ( revolver)

    andar en algoto rummage o poke around in something

    a) (expresando sorpresa, incredulidad)

    anda! mira quién está aquí! — well, well! look who's here!

    b) (expresando irritación, rechazo)

    anda! déjame en paz! — oh, leave me alone!

    préstamelo, anda — go on, lend it to me!

    ándale, no seas sacón — (Méx fam) go on, don't be chicken (colloq)

    andando, que se hace tarde! — let's get a move on, it's getting late!

    2.
    andar vt
    1) ( caminar) to walk

    he andado muchos caminos — (liter) I have trodden many paths (liter)

    2) (AmC) ( llevar)
    3.
    andarse v pron
    1)

    andarse con algo: ése no se anda con bromas he's not one to joke; ándate con cuidado — take care, be careful

    ándate luegoget going o get a move on (colloq)

    II
    masculino, andares masculino plural gait, walk
    * * *
    = tread, walking.
    Nota: Nombre.
    Ex. E. M. Forster fashions a homoerotic subjectivity in his novel 'Where Angels Fear to Tread'.
    Ex. Some physiotherapists argue that baby walkers delay independent walking, and encourage abnormal gait and posture, and urge toy libraries to exclude them from their provision.
    ----
    * andando = on foot.
    * andar a caballo entre... y = tread + the line between... and.
    * andar a la caza de = tout for, gun for.
    * andar al antojo de Uno = roam + freely.
    * andar apurado de dinero = be strapped for + cash.
    * andar a tientas = kiss + in the dark, grope (for/toward).
    * andar a tientas y a ciegas = grope (for/toward).
    * andar a traspiés = stumble.
    * andar a tropezones = stumble.
    * andar a zancadas = stride.
    * andar camino trillado = tread + well-worn ground.
    * andar como un reloj = fit as a fiddle.
    * andar con = be in with.
    * andar con arrogancia = swagger, strut.
    * andar con cuidado = tread + lightly, tread + softly, tread + carefully.
    * andar con los hombros caídos = slouch.
    * andar con pesadez = trudge.
    * andar con pies de plomo = tread + warily.
    * andar de arriba para abajo = pace.
    * andar de boca en boca = be the talk of the town.
    * andar de prisa = patter.
    * andar de puntillas = tiptoe.
    * andar despacio = saunter.
    * andar de un lado para otro = pace.
    * andar de un modo pausado = stroll + at a leisurely pace.
    * andar encorbado = slouch.
    * andar encorbado, encorbarse, andar con los hombros caídos, sentarse encorbad = slouch.
    * andar escaso de = be short of.
    * andar escaso de dinero = be strapped for + cash.
    * andar escondido = abscond.
    * andar falto de = be short of.
    * andar falto de dinero = be strapped for + cash.
    * andar mal = feel under + the weather, be under the weather.
    * andar (muy) apurado de dinero = be (hard) pressed for + money.
    * andar (muy) apurado de tiempo = be (hard) pressed for + time.
    * andar (muy) corto de dinero = be (hard) pressed for + money.
    * andar (muy) corto de tiempo = be (hard) pressed for + time.
    * andar (muy) escaso de dinero = be (hard) pressed for + money.
    * andar (muy) escaso de tiempo = be (hard) pressed for + time.
    * andar (muy) falto de dinero = be (hard) pressed for + money.
    * andar (muy) falto de tiempo = be (hard) pressed for + time.
    * andar perdido = be out of + Posesivo + depth, be in over + Posesivo + head.
    * andar pisando fuerte = go from + strength to strength, make + a big impact.
    * andar pisando huevos = drag + Posesivo + feet, drag + Posesivo + heels.
    * andar por = move about, walk (a)round, hike.
    * andar por ahí = go + (a)round, be out and about, get out and about.
    * andar por la cuerda floja = walk + the tight wire, walk + the tightrope.
    * andar por los cuarenta = be fortyish.
    * andar por los treinta = be thirtyish.
    * andar por terreno peligroso = skate + on thin ice, tread on + dangerous ground.
    * andar por terreno resbaladizo = skate + on thin ice, tread on + dangerous ground.
    * andarse con cuidado = tread with + care.
    * andarse con dilaciones = procrastinate.
    * andarse con mucho cuidado = tread + the thin line between... and.
    * andarse con mucho ojo = keep + Posesivo + eyes peeled, keep + Posesivo + eyes skinned, keep + Posesivo + eyes (wide) open.
    * andarse con pies de plomo = walk on + eggshells.
    * andarse con rodeos = mince + words, go round in + circles, beat about/around + the bush.
    * andarse por las ramas = mince + words.
    * andar siempre detrás de las mujeres = womanise [womanize, -USA].
    * andar sin prisa = mosey.
    * andar suavemente = pad.
    * andar tramando algo malo = be up to no good, get up to + no good.
    * ande yo caliente, ríase la gente = cry all the way to the bank, laugh all the way to the bank.
    * a poca distancia andando = within walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a pocos minutos andando = within easy walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * bebé que empieza a andar = toddler.
    * conducir o andar con cuidado debido a la dificultad existente = navigate.
    * dime con quién andas y te diré quién eres = you are known by the company you keep.
    * echar a andar = implement, leg it.
    * edad en la que un niño aprende a andar = toddlerhood.
    * el camino se hace andando = actions speak louder than words.
    * el movimiento se demuestra andando = actions speak louder than words.
    * llegar andando pausadamente = stroll into + view.
    * máquina de andar o correr estática = treadmill.
    * modo de andar = gait.
    * no andar con reparos = make + no bones about + Algo.
    * no andar con tapujos = make + no bones about + Algo.
    * no andar en nada bueno = be up to no good, get up to + no good.
    * no andar muy equivocado = be in the right realm.
    * no andarse con rodeos = call + a spade a spade.
    * raqueta de andar por la nieve = snowshoe.
    * si se parece a un pato, anda como un pato y grazna como un pato, entonces es = If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it must be a duck.
    * * *
    I 1.
    verbo intransitivo
    1)
    a) (esp Esp) ( caminar) to walk

    ¿has venido andando? — did you come on foot?, did you walk?

    a poco andar — (Chi) before long

    b) (Col, CS, Ven) (ir) to go

    andá a pasear (RPl fam) — get lost! (colloq)

    c) (AmL)

    andar a caballo/en bicicleta — to ride (a horse/a bicycle)

    2) (marchar, funcionar) to work

    el coche anda de maravillathe car's running o (BrE) going like a dream

    3) (+ compl)
    a) ( estar) to be

    ¿cómo andas? — how are you?, how's it going? (colloq)

    ¿quién anda ahí? — who's there?

    ¿cómo andamos de tiempo? — how are we doing for time?

    andar + ger — to be -ing

    anda buscando peleahe's out for o he's looking for a fight

    lo andan buscandothey are looking for him o (colloq) are after him

    quien mal anda, mal acaba — if you live like that, you're bound to come to a bad end

    b)

    andar con alguien — ( juntarse) to mix with somebody; ( salir con) to go out with somebody

    4) ( rondar)

    andar por algo: andará por los 60 (años) — he must be around o about 60

    5)

    andar detrás de or tras alguien/algo — (buscar, perseguir) to be after somebody/something

    6)
    a)

    andar con algo — (esp AmL fam) con revólver/dinero to carry something; con traje/sombrero to wear something

    b) ( revolver)

    andar en algoto rummage o poke around in something

    a) (expresando sorpresa, incredulidad)

    anda! mira quién está aquí! — well, well! look who's here!

    b) (expresando irritación, rechazo)

    anda! déjame en paz! — oh, leave me alone!

    préstamelo, anda — go on, lend it to me!

    ándale, no seas sacón — (Méx fam) go on, don't be chicken (colloq)

    andando, que se hace tarde! — let's get a move on, it's getting late!

    2.
    andar vt
    1) ( caminar) to walk

    he andado muchos caminos — (liter) I have trodden many paths (liter)

    2) (AmC) ( llevar)
    3.
    andarse v pron
    1)

    andarse con algo: ése no se anda con bromas he's not one to joke; ándate con cuidado — take care, be careful

    ándate luegoget going o get a move on (colloq)

    II
    masculino, andares masculino plural gait, walk
    * * *
    = tread, walking.
    Nota: Nombre.

    Ex: E. M. Forster fashions a homoerotic subjectivity in his novel 'Where Angels Fear to Tread'.

    Ex: Some physiotherapists argue that baby walkers delay independent walking, and encourage abnormal gait and posture, and urge toy libraries to exclude them from their provision.
    * andando = on foot.
    * andar a caballo entre... y = tread + the line between... and.
    * andar a la caza de = tout for, gun for.
    * andar al antojo de Uno = roam + freely.
    * andar apurado de dinero = be strapped for + cash.
    * andar a tientas = kiss + in the dark, grope (for/toward).
    * andar a tientas y a ciegas = grope (for/toward).
    * andar a traspiés = stumble.
    * andar a tropezones = stumble.
    * andar a zancadas = stride.
    * andar camino trillado = tread + well-worn ground.
    * andar como un reloj = fit as a fiddle.
    * andar con = be in with.
    * andar con arrogancia = swagger, strut.
    * andar con cuidado = tread + lightly, tread + softly, tread + carefully.
    * andar con los hombros caídos = slouch.
    * andar con pesadez = trudge.
    * andar con pies de plomo = tread + warily.
    * andar de arriba para abajo = pace.
    * andar de boca en boca = be the talk of the town.
    * andar de prisa = patter.
    * andar de puntillas = tiptoe.
    * andar despacio = saunter.
    * andar de un lado para otro = pace.
    * andar de un modo pausado = stroll + at a leisurely pace.
    * andar encorbado = slouch.
    * andar encorbado, encorbarse, andar con los hombros caídos, sentarse encorbad = slouch.
    * andar escaso de = be short of.
    * andar escaso de dinero = be strapped for + cash.
    * andar escondido = abscond.
    * andar falto de = be short of.
    * andar falto de dinero = be strapped for + cash.
    * andar mal = feel under + the weather, be under the weather.
    * andar (muy) apurado de dinero = be (hard) pressed for + money.
    * andar (muy) apurado de tiempo = be (hard) pressed for + time.
    * andar (muy) corto de dinero = be (hard) pressed for + money.
    * andar (muy) corto de tiempo = be (hard) pressed for + time.
    * andar (muy) escaso de dinero = be (hard) pressed for + money.
    * andar (muy) escaso de tiempo = be (hard) pressed for + time.
    * andar (muy) falto de dinero = be (hard) pressed for + money.
    * andar (muy) falto de tiempo = be (hard) pressed for + time.
    * andar perdido = be out of + Posesivo + depth, be in over + Posesivo + head.
    * andar pisando fuerte = go from + strength to strength, make + a big impact.
    * andar pisando huevos = drag + Posesivo + feet, drag + Posesivo + heels.
    * andar por = move about, walk (a)round, hike.
    * andar por ahí = go + (a)round, be out and about, get out and about.
    * andar por la cuerda floja = walk + the tight wire, walk + the tightrope.
    * andar por los cuarenta = be fortyish.
    * andar por los treinta = be thirtyish.
    * andar por terreno peligroso = skate + on thin ice, tread on + dangerous ground.
    * andar por terreno resbaladizo = skate + on thin ice, tread on + dangerous ground.
    * andarse con cuidado = tread with + care.
    * andarse con dilaciones = procrastinate.
    * andarse con mucho cuidado = tread + the thin line between... and.
    * andarse con mucho ojo = keep + Posesivo + eyes peeled, keep + Posesivo + eyes skinned, keep + Posesivo + eyes (wide) open.
    * andarse con pies de plomo = walk on + eggshells.
    * andarse con rodeos = mince + words, go round in + circles, beat about/around + the bush.
    * andarse por las ramas = mince + words.
    * andar siempre detrás de las mujeres = womanise [womanize, -USA].
    * andar sin prisa = mosey.
    * andar suavemente = pad.
    * andar tramando algo malo = be up to no good, get up to + no good.
    * ande yo caliente, ríase la gente = cry all the way to the bank, laugh all the way to the bank.
    * a poca distancia andando = within walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a pocos minutos andando = within easy walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * bebé que empieza a andar = toddler.
    * conducir o andar con cuidado debido a la dificultad existente = navigate.
    * dime con quién andas y te diré quién eres = you are known by the company you keep.
    * echar a andar = implement, leg it.
    * edad en la que un niño aprende a andar = toddlerhood.
    * el camino se hace andando = actions speak louder than words.
    * el movimiento se demuestra andando = actions speak louder than words.
    * llegar andando pausadamente = stroll into + view.
    * máquina de andar o correr estática = treadmill.
    * modo de andar = gait.
    * no andar con reparos = make + no bones about + Algo.
    * no andar con tapujos = make + no bones about + Algo.
    * no andar en nada bueno = be up to no good, get up to + no good.
    * no andar muy equivocado = be in the right realm.
    * no andarse con rodeos = call + a spade a spade.
    * raqueta de andar por la nieve = snowshoe.
    * si se parece a un pato, anda como un pato y grazna como un pato, entonces es = If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it must be a duck.

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    andar1 [ A24 ]
    vi
    A
    1 ( esp Esp) (caminar) to walk
    la niña ya anda the little girl's already walking
    anda encorvado he stoops, he walks with a stoop
    el perrito venía andando detrás de ella the little dog was coming along o walking along behind her
    se acercó andando de puntillas she tiptoed up to him, she went up to him on tiptoes
    ¿has venido andando? did you come on foot?, did you walk?
    a poco andar ( Chi); before long
    2 (Col, CS, Ven) (ir) to go
    anda a comprar el periódico go and buy the newspaper
    anduvo de aquí para allá intentando encontrarla he went all over the place trying to find her
    andá a pasear ( fam) or ( vulg) a la mierda ( RPl) get lost! ( colloq), go to hell! (sl), piss off! ( BrE sl)
    3
    ( AmL) (montar): no sé andar a caballo I can't ride a horse
    fue a andar a caballo al parque she went horseriding o riding in the park
    los domingos salen a andar en bicicleta they go cycling on Sundays, they go for bike rides on Sundays ( colloq)
    está aprendiendo a andar en bicicleta she's learning to ride a bicycle
    gata f B. (↑ gata)
    B (marchar, funcionar) to work
    el tocadiscos no anda the record player's not working
    el coche anda de maravilla the car's running o ( BrE) going like a dream
    C (+ compl)
    1 (estar) to be
    ¿cómo andas? how are you?, how's it going? ( colloq), how are things? ( colloq), what's up? ( AmE colloq)
    ¿cómo andas de calcetines? how are you for o ( BrE) how are you off for socks?
    ¿cómo andamos de tiempo? how are we doing for time?
    no anda muy bien de salud he isn't very well
    ando enfermo I'm ill
    anda un poco tristón he's (looking) a bit gloomy
    siempre anda con prisas he's always in a hurry
    anda siempre muy arregladita she's always very well turned-out
    no andes descalza don't walk o go around without your shoes on
    ¿quién anda ahí? who's there?
    ¿y Manolo? — creo que anda por América what about Manolo? — I think he's in America somewhere
    ¿dónde andan mis calcetines? where have my socks got(ten) o gone to? ( colloq), what's happened to my socks?
    andar + GER to be -ING
    anda buscando pelea he's out for o he's looking for a fight
    la policía lo anda buscando the police are looking for him o ( colloq) are after him
    quien mal anda, mal acaba if you live like that, you're bound to come to a bad end
    2 (juntarse) andar CON algn to mix WITH sb
    no me gusta la gente con la que andas I don't like the people you're mixing with o ( colloq) you're hanging around with
    dime con quién andas y te diré quién eres you can tell a man o a man is known by the company he keeps
    3
    (salir con): andar CON algn to go out WITH sb
    D (rondar) andar POR algo:
    andará por los 60 (años) he must be around o about 60
    E andar DETRáS DE or TRAS algn/algo (buscar, perseguir) to be AFTER sb/sth
    ese sólo anda detrás de tu dinero he's only after your money
    andan tras la fama y la riqueza they are looking for o ( colloq) they are out for fame and fortune
    F
    1 ( fam) andar CON algo (llevar) ‹con revólver/dinero› to carry sth; ‹contraje/sombrero› to wear sth
    sabes que no me gusta que andes con cuchillos you know I don't like you playing with o messing around with knives
    2 (revolver) andar EN algo to rummage o poke o ferret around IN sth
    no me andes en el bolso don't go rummaging o poking o ferreting around in my bag
    1
    (expresando sorpresa, incredulidad): ¡anda! ¡qué casualidad! well! o good heavens! o good grief! what a coincidence!
    ¡anda! ¡mira quién está aquí! well, well! o hey! look who's here!
    ¡anda ya! ¡eso es imposible! go on! o ( BrE) get away with you! that's impossible! ( colloq)
    2
    (expresando irritación, rechazo): ¡anda! ¡déjame en paz! oh, leave me alone!
    ¡anda! no me vengas con excusas come on! o come off it! I don't want to hear your excuses ( colloq)
    ¡anda! ¡se me ha vuelto a olvidar! damn! I've forgotten it again! ( colloq)
    3
    (instando a hacer algo): préstamelo, anda go on, lend it to me!
    anda, déjate de tonterías come on, stop being silly!
    ándale, no seas sacón ( Méx fam); go on, don't be chicken ( colloq)
    ¡anda! or ( Méx) ¡ándale! or ( Col) ¡ándele! que llegamos tarde come on o get a move on o let's get moving, we'll be late! ( colloq)
    ¡vamos, andando, que se hace tarde! come on, let's get a move on, it's getting late!
    ■ andar
    vt
    A (caminar) to walk
    tuvimos que andar un buen trecho we had to walk a fair distance
    he andado muchos caminos ( liter); I have trodden many paths ( liter)
    B
    ( AmC) (llevar): no ando dinero I don't have any money on me
    siempre ando shorts en casa I always go around in o wear shorts at home
    A andarse CON algo:
    ése no se anda con bromas he's not one to joke around o not one for jokes
    ándate con cuidado take care, be careful
    ( AmL) (irse): ándate de aquí inmediatamente get out of here this minute
    ándate luego, no vayas a llegar tarde get going o get a move on, otherwise you'll be late ( colloq)
    A (modo de andar) gait, walk
    un viejo de andar pausado an old man with an unhurried gait o walk
    tiene andares de princesa she walks like a princess, she has the bearing o deportment of a princess ( frml)
    1 (viajes) travels (pl)
    en mis andares por Sudamérica on my travels through South America
    2 (aventuras) adventures (pl)
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    andar 1 ( conjugate andar) verbo intransitivo
    1
    a) (esp Esp) ( caminar) to walk;

    ¿has venido andando? did you come on foot?, did you walk?

    b) (AmL):

    andar a caballo/en bicicleta to ride (a horse/a bicycle)

    c) ( en imperativo) (AmS) (ir) to go;


    2 (marchar, funcionar) to work;
    el coche anda de maravilla the car's running o (BrE) going like a dream

    3 (+ compl)
    a) ( estar) to be;

    ¿cómo andas? how are you?, how's it going? (colloq);

    ¿quién anda por ahí? who's there?;
    anda en Londres he's in London;
    anda buscando pelea he's out for o he's looking for a fight;
    me anda molestando (AmL fam) he keeps bothering me
    b) andar con algn ( juntarse) to mix with sb;

    ( salir con) to go out with sb;

    c) andar detrás de or tras algn/algo (buscar, perseguir) to be after sb/sth

    4 ( rondar):
    andará por los 60 (años) he must be around o about 60

    5 andar con algo (esp AmL fam) ‹con revólver/dinero to carry sth;
    con traje/sombrero to wear sth
    6 ( en exclamaciones)
    a) (expresando sorpresa, incredulidad):

    ¡anda! ¡qué casualidad! good heavens! what a coincidence!;

    ¡anda! ¡mira quién está aquí! well, well! look who's here!
    b) (expresando irritación, rechazo):

    ¡anda! ¡déjame en paz! oh, leave me alone!;

    ¡anda! ¡se me ha vuelto a olvidar! damn! I've forgotten it again! (colloq)

    préstamelo, anda go on, lend it to me!;

    ¡ándale (Méx) or (Col) ándele que llegames tarde! come on, we'll be late! (colloq)
    verbo transitivo
    1 ( caminar) to walk
    2 (AmC) ( llevar):

    siempre ando shorts I always wear shorts
    andarse verbo pronominal
    1 andarse con algo:

    ándate con cuidado take care, be careful
    2 ( en imperativo) (AmL) ( irse):

    ándate luego get going, get a move on (colloq)
    andar 2 sustantivo masculino,
    andares sustantivo masculino plural

    gait, walk
    andar
    I verbo intransitivo
    1 to walk
    2 (moverse) to move
    3 (funcionar) to work: este reloj no anda bien, this clock doesn't keep good time
    4 (aproximarse a una cantidad) andará por los cincuenta, she's about fifty
    5 (realizar una acción: + gerundio) anda contando por ahí tu vida y milagros, he's telling everybody all about you
    6 (estar) ¿cómo andamos de tiempo?, how are we off for time?
    tus llaves tienen que andar por casa, your keys must be somewhere in the house
    7 (llevar consigo) LAm to have on, to carry/take with oneself: la llave la andaba con él a todas partes, he carried the key with him everywhere he went
    II vtr (recorrer) to walk: andaré el tortuoso camino que lleva a tu casa, I'll walk the winding road that leads to your door
    andar m, andares mpl walk sing, gait sing

    ' andar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    andares
    - bicicleta
    - boca
    - casa
    - cien
    - dinero
    - echar
    - escasa
    - escaso
    - gatas
    - greña
    - holgada
    - holgado
    - juego
    - peculiar
    - puntilla
    - reconocer
    - soltarse
    - tienta
    - torpe
    - torpeza
    - anduve
    - bien
    - caballo
    - caminar
    - cojo
    - compañía
    - corto
    - descaminado
    - desgarbado
    - gata
    - gatear
    - mal
    - nube
    - ojo
    - paso
    English:
    ambulatory
    - badly
    - barefoot
    - blunder
    - bustle
    - crawl
    - down
    - drag
    - even
    - gait
    - grope
    - heavily
    - large
    - loose
    - mooch
    - mope about
    - mope around
    - move about
    - move around
    - pad about
    - pad around
    - pick
    - plod
    - pound
    - prance
    - pressed
    - pussyfoot
    - run
    - scramble
    - short
    - slouch
    - slouch about
    - slouch around
    - slow
    - stall
    - steadily
    - stoop
    - stride
    - tiptoe
    - toddler
    - tout
    - tramp
    - trek
    - trip along
    - upright
    - waddle
    - walk
    - walking pace
    - walking shoes
    - blink
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    vi
    1. esp Esp [caminar] to walk;
    [moverse] to move;
    ¿fuiste en autobús o andando? did you go by bus or on foot?, did you go by bus or did you walk?;
    andar por la calle to walk in the street;
    andar deprisa/despacio to walk quickly/slowly;
    andar a gatas to crawl;
    todo se andará all in good time
    2. [funcionar] to work, to go;
    la nueva moto anda estupendamente the new motorbike is running superbly;
    el reloj no anda the clock has stopped;
    las cosas andan mal things are going badly;
    los negocios andan muy bien business is going very well
    3. [estar] to be;
    ¿qué tal andas? how are you (doing)?;
    no sabía que habían operado a tu padre – ¿qué tal anda? I didn't know your father had had an operation, how is he (getting on o doing)?;
    ¿dónde anda tu hermano? no lo he visto desde hace meses what's your brother up to these days? I haven't seen him for months;
    creo que anda por el almacén I think he's somewhere in the warehouse;
    andar en boca de todos to be on everyone's lips;
    desde que tiene novia, andar muy contento ever since he got a girlfriend he's been very happy;
    ando muy ocupado I'm very busy at the moment;
    ¿cómo andas de dinero? how are you (off) for money?;
    andamos muy mal de dinero we're very short of money, we're very badly off for money;
    ¡date prisa, que andamos muy mal de tiempo! hurry up, we haven't got much time!, hurry up, we're late!;
    andar detrás de o [m5]tras algo/alguien to be after sth/sb;
    de andar por casa [explicación, método] basic, rough and ready;
    mi ropa de andar por casa my clothes for wearing around the house;
    hice un apaño de andar por casa y ya funciona I patched it up myself and it works again now;
    ande yo caliente, ríase la gente I'm quite happy, I don't care what other people think;
    quien mal anda mal acaba everyone gets their just deserts
    4. [ocuparse]
    andar en [asuntos, líos] to be involved in;
    [papeleos, negocios] to be busy with;
    anda metido en pleitos desde el accidente ever since the accident he's been busy fighting legal battles
    5. [hurgar]
    andar en to rummage around in;
    ¿quién ha andado en mis papeles? who has been messing around with my papers?
    6. [indica acción]
    andar haciendo algo to be doing sth;
    con esa chulería, David anda buscándose problemas David's asking for trouble, always being so cocky;
    en ese país andan a tiros in that country they go round shooting one another;
    andan a voces todo el día they spend the whole day shouting at each other;
    anda echando broncas a todos he's going round telling everybody off;
    anda explicando sus aventuras he's talking about his adventures;
    andar a vueltas con algo to be having trouble with sth;
    RP
    ¡andá a saber! who knows!
    7. [ir]
    andar con alguien to go around o round with sb;
    anda por ahí con una jovencita he's running around with a young girl;
    anda con gente muy poco recomendable she mixes with o goes around with a very undesirable crowd;
    dime con quién andas y te diré quién eres birds of a feather flock together
    8.
    andar por [alcanzar, rondar] to be about;
    anda por los sesenta he's about sixty;
    debe de andar por el medio millón it must be o cost about half a million
    9. Fam [enredar]
    andar con algo to play with sth
    vt
    1. [recorrer] to go, to travel;
    anduvimos 15 kilómetros we walked (for) 15 kilometres
    2. CAm [llevar puesto] to wear
    3. CAm [llevar] to carry
    nm
    1. [modo de caminar] gait, walk;
    andares [de persona] gait;
    tiene andares de modelo she walks like a model
    2. [transcurso]
    con el andar del tiempo, comprenderás todo mejor you'll understand everything better with the passing of time
    * * *
    I v/i
    1 ( caminar) walk;
    andando on foot;
    ¡andando! come on!, move it! fam
    2 ( funcionar) work
    3
    :
    andar alegre/triste be happy/sad;
    andar bien/mal do well/badly;
    andar bien/mal de algo have a lot of/be short of sth;
    andar con cuidado be careful;
    andar con alguien mix with s.o., hang out with s.o. fam ;
    andar en algo ( buscar) rummage in sth;
    andar en el cajón rummage around in the drawer;
    por los 30 años be around 30;
    andar tras algo be after sth fam ;
    andar haciendo algo be doing sth;
    andar a golpes, andar a palos be always fighting;
    andar a una work together;
    ¡anda! sorpresa wow!; incredulidad come on!
    II v/t walk
    III m
    :
    andares gait, walk
    * * *
    andar {6} vi
    1) caminar: to walk
    2) ir: to go, to travel
    3) funcionar: to run, to function
    el auto anda bien: the car runs well
    4) : to ride
    andar a caballo: to ride on horseback
    5) : to be
    anda sin dinero: he's broke
    andar vt
    : to walk, to travel
    andar nm
    : walk, gait
    * * *
    andar vb
    1. (caminar) to walk
    2. (moverse) to go
    3. (funcionar) to work / to go
    4. (estar) to be
    ¿cómo andas? how are you?
    ¿cómo andas de tu resfriado? how's your cold?
    ¿por dónde anda Enrique? where's Enrique?
    ¿quién anda por ahí? who's there?

    Spanish-English dictionary > andar

  • 5 atravesado

    adj.
    1 lying across, transfixed, awry, aslant.
    2 bloody-minded.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: atravesar.
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    1→ link=atravesar atravesar
    1 (cruzado) crossed, laid across
    2 (algo bizco) cross-eyed
    3 (animal cruzado) mongrel, crossbred
    4 figurado (maligno) wicked, bloody-minded
    \
    tener a alguien atravesado,-a figurado to find somebody unbearable
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=de través)
    2) (=malintencionado) treacherous
    3) (=bizco) squinting, cross-eyed
    4) (Zool) mongrel, cross-bred
    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    1) ( cruzado)

    tener algo/a alguien atravesado — (fam)

    tengo atravesada la físicaI can't stand physics (colloq)

    2)
    a) (AmL fam) ( obstinado) bloody-minded; ( malintencionado)
    b) (Col, Ven fam) ( agresivo) vicious, mean (colloq)
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    Ex. Superbly decorated bindings have been carefully preserved from the medieval period up to the present day, not only in tooled leather, but also in wood and metal (sometimes carved or jewelled), in cloth and embroidery, and in pierced or painted vellum.
    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    1) ( cruzado)

    tener algo/a alguien atravesado — (fam)

    tengo atravesada la físicaI can't stand physics (colloq)

    2)
    a) (AmL fam) ( obstinado) bloody-minded; ( malintencionado)
    b) (Col, Ven fam) ( agresivo) vicious, mean (colloq)
    * * *

    Ex: Superbly decorated bindings have been carefully preserved from the medieval period up to the present day, not only in tooled leather, but also in wood and metal (sometimes carved or jewelled), in cloth and embroidery, and in pierced or painted vellum.

    * * *
    A
    (cruzado): el piano estaba atravesado en el pasillo the piano was stuck ( o placed etc) across the corridor
    había un camión atravesado en la carretera there was a truck blocking the road
    tener algo/a algn atravesado ( fam): lo tengo atravesado I can't stand him ( colloq)
    tengo atravesada la física I can't stand o ( BrE) stomach physics ( colloq)
    B
    1 ( AmL fam) (obstinado) bloody-minded
    (malintencionado): es muy atravesado he's a real troublemaker
    2 ( Col fam) (agresivo) vicious, mean ( colloq)
    3 ( Chi fam) (mal humorado) in a bad mood
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    Del verbo atravesar: ( conjugate atravesar)

    atravesado es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    atravesado    
    atravesar
    atravesado
    ◊ -da adjetivo ( cruzado): el piano estaba atravesado en el pasillo the piano was stuck (o placed etc) across the corridor;

    un árbol/camión atravesado en la carretera a tree lying across/a truck blocking the road
    atravesar ( conjugate atravesar) verbo transitivo
    1
    a)río/frontera to cross;


    b) [bala/espada] to go through;


    c)crisis/período to go through

    2 ( colocar) to put … across
    atravesarse verbo pronominal:

    se me atravesó una espina en la garganta I got a fish bone stuck in my throat
    atravesado,-a adjetivo
    1 (cruzado) lying crosswise
    2 (persona retorcida) difficult: su cuñada es algo atravesada y le hace sufrir cuando puede, her sister-in-law is a bit mean and makes her suffer whenever she can
    atravesar verbo transitivo
    1 (una pared) to pierce, go through
    2 (una calle, un río) to cross
    3 (una etapa) to go through
    4 (impedir el paso) to lay across, put across

    ' atravesado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    atravesada
    - atravesarse
    - cruzada
    - cruzado
    * * *
    atravesado, -a adj
    1. [cruzado]
    hay un árbol atravesado en la carretera there's a tree lying across the road;
    el barco había quedado atravesado a la entrada del puerto the ship had blocked the entrance to the harbour;
    Fam
    tener atravesado a algo/a alguien: tengo atravesado a Manolo I can't stand Manolo
    2. [bizco] cross-eyed, cock-eyed
    3. Fam [malintencionado] nasty
    4. Comp
    RP Fam
    andar atravesado to be grumpy, Br to have the hump
    * * *
    adj
    :
    atravesado en algo stuck across sth;
    tener a alguien atravesado fig fam not be able to stand s.o.

    Spanish-English dictionary > atravesado

  • 6 bordado

    adj.
    embroidered, embroided.
    m.
    1 embroidering, embroidery.
    2 embroidery work, embroidered piece.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: bordar.
    * * *
    1 embroidering, embroidery
    ————————
    1→ link=bordar bordar
    1 embroidered
    1 embroidering, embroidery
    * * *
    SM embroidery, needlework
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo <mantel/sábana> embroidered

    salir bordado — (Esp fam)

    II
    masculino embroidery
    * * *
    = needlework, embroidery, embroidered.
    Ex. She is still very much a children's book borrower with a smattering of titles taken from the applied sciences, which in Susan's case meant books on cookery and needlework.
    Ex. Superbly decorated bindings have been carefully preserved from the medieval period up to the present day, not only in tooled leather, but also in wood and metal (sometimes carved or jewelled), in cloth and embroidery, and in pierced or painted vellum.
    Ex. The eight pieces are an embroidered saddle, two matching pistol-cases, an embroidered baldric, a buff coat, two felt hats, and a shoe.
    ----
    * bordado de encaje = lacework.
    * bordado sin costuras = needlepoint lace.
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo <mantel/sábana> embroidered

    salir bordado — (Esp fam)

    II
    masculino embroidery
    * * *
    = needlework, embroidery, embroidered.

    Ex: She is still very much a children's book borrower with a smattering of titles taken from the applied sciences, which in Susan's case meant books on cookery and needlework.

    Ex: Superbly decorated bindings have been carefully preserved from the medieval period up to the present day, not only in tooled leather, but also in wood and metal (sometimes carved or jewelled), in cloth and embroidery, and in pierced or painted vellum.
    Ex: The eight pieces are an embroidered saddle, two matching pistol-cases, an embroidered baldric, a buff coat, two felt hats, and a shoe.
    * bordado de encaje = lacework.
    * bordado sin costuras = needlepoint lace.

    * * *
    bordado1 -da
    ‹mantel/sábana› embroidered
    salir bordado ( Esp fam): la traducción le salió bordada he did an excellent translation
    bajamos de un tren y subimos al otro, nos salió bordado things worked out really well o ( BrE colloq) everything worked a treat, we got off one train and straight onto the other one
    embroidery
    * * *

    Del verbo bordar: ( conjugate bordar)

    bordado es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    bordado    
    bordar
    bordado 1
    ◊ -da adjetivo ‹mantel/sábana embroidered

    bordado 2 sustantivo masculino
    embroidery
    bordar ( conjugate bordar) verbo transitivosábana/blusa to embroider;
    lo bordó a mano she embroidered it by hand
    bordado,-a
    I adjetivo
    1 (perfecto) perfect: la traducción me quedó bordada, I made an absolutely perfect job of that translation
    2 Cost embroidered
    II m Cost embroidery
    bordar verbo transitivo
    1 (una interpretación, un trabajo) to do excellently
    2 Cost to embroider

    ' bordado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    bordada
    - primor
    - deshacer
    - trabajado
    English:
    embroidery
    - needlework
    * * *
    bordado, -a
    adj
    1. [tela] embroidered
    2. Esp [perfecto] perfect;
    el discurso/examen le salió bordado his speech/the exam went like a dream
    nm
    embroidery
    * * *
    I adj embroidered;
    bordado a mano hand-embroidered
    II m embroidery
    * * *
    : embroidery, needlework
    * * *

    Spanish-English dictionary > bordado

  • 7 decorado con joyas

    (adj.) = jewelled
    Ex. Superbly decorated bindings have been carefully preserved from the medieval period up to the present day, not only in tooled leather, but also in wood and metal (sometimes carved or jewelled), in cloth and embroidery, and in pierced or painted vellum.
    * * *
    (adj.) = jewelled

    Ex: Superbly decorated bindings have been carefully preserved from the medieval period up to the present day, not only in tooled leather, but also in wood and metal (sometimes carved or jewelled), in cloth and embroidery, and in pierced or painted vellum.

    Spanish-English dictionary > decorado con joyas

  • 8 desde + Expresión Temporal + hasta hoy día

    = from + Expresión Temporal + up to the present day
    Ex. Superbly decorated bindings have been carefully preserved from the medieval period up to the present day, not only in tooled leather, but also in wood and metal (sometimes carved or jewelled), in cloth and embroidery, and in pierced or painted vellum.
    * * *
    = from + Expresión Temporal + up to the present day

    Ex: Superbly decorated bindings have been carefully preserved from the medieval period up to the present day, not only in tooled leather, but also in wood and metal (sometimes carved or jewelled), in cloth and embroidery, and in pierced or painted vellum.

    Spanish-English dictionary > desde + Expresión Temporal + hasta hoy día

  • 9 estampado

    adj.
    patterned, print, printed.
    m.
    1 printing, print.
    2 stamping.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: estampar.
    * * *
    1 (tela) print
    2 (proceso - tela) printing; (- metal) stamping
    ————————
    1→ link=estampar estampar
    1 (gen) patterned, print; (tela) printed; (metal) stamped
    1 (tela) print
    2 (proceso - tela) printing; (- metal) stamping
    * * *
    1.
    2. SM
    1) (=impresión) [gen] printing; [con sello, pie] stamping
    2) (=diseño) pattern
    3) (=tela) print
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo patterned, printed
    II
    a) ( motivo) pattern
    b) ( tela)

    los estampados están de modapatterned o printed fabrics are in fashion

    c) (proceso - sobre tela, papel) printing; (- sobre metal) stamping; (- formando relieve) embossing
    * * *
    = blocking, tooled.
    Ex. But the advent of blocking in gold and blind with brass dies (1832) took cloth binding into a new dimension.
    Ex. Superbly decorated bindings have been carefully preserved from the medieval period up to the present day, not only in tooled leather, but also in wood and metal (sometimes carved or jewelled), in cloth and embroidery, and in pierced or painted vellum.
    ----
    * estampado de cachemir = paisley.
    * estampado de lunares = polka dot.
    * estampado en oro = gold tooling, goldblocking, gilt-tooled.
    * pasta estampada = printed paper board.
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo patterned, printed
    II
    a) ( motivo) pattern
    b) ( tela)

    los estampados están de modapatterned o printed fabrics are in fashion

    c) (proceso - sobre tela, papel) printing; (- sobre metal) stamping; (- formando relieve) embossing
    * * *
    = blocking, tooled.

    Ex: But the advent of blocking in gold and blind with brass dies (1832) took cloth binding into a new dimension.

    Ex: Superbly decorated bindings have been carefully preserved from the medieval period up to the present day, not only in tooled leather, but also in wood and metal (sometimes carved or jewelled), in cloth and embroidery, and in pierced or painted vellum.
    * estampado de cachemir = paisley.
    * estampado de lunares = polka dot.
    * estampado en oro = gold tooling, goldblocking, gilt-tooled.
    * pasta estampada = printed paper board.

    * * *
    estampado1 -da
    patterned, printed
    1 (motivo) pattern
    2
    (tela): los estampados están de moda patterned o printed fabrics are in fashion
    para la camisa eligió un bonito estampado en rojo y azul she chose a pretty red and blue print for the shirt
    3 (proceso — sobre tela, papel) printing; (— sobre metal) stamping; (— formando relieve) embossing
    * * *

     

    Del verbo estampar: ( conjugate estampar)

    estampado es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    estampado    
    estampar
    estampado 1
    ◊ -da adjetivo

    patterned, printed
    estampado 2 sustantivo masculino
    pattern;
    los estampados están de moda patterned o printed fabrics are in fashion
    estampar ( conjugate estampar) verbo transitivo ( imprimir) ‹tela/diseño to print;

    metal to stamp;
    ( formando relieve) to emboss
    estampado,-a
    I adj (un tejido) printed, patterned
    II sustantivo masculino
    1 (en la tela) print
    2 (actividad) printing
    estampar verbo transitivo
    1 (en tela, papel) to print: ha estampado sus iniciales en toda su correspondencia, she printed her initials on all of her letters
    2 (dejar huella o señal) to imprint: su cara se estampó en mi memoria, his face is etched on my memory
    3 (estrellar, arrojar) to hurl [contra, against]: estampó el vaso contra la pared, she hurled the glass against the wall
    ' estampado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    estampar
    - estampada
    - dibujo
    English:
    pattern
    - print
    - emboss
    - floral
    - patterned
    * * *
    estampado, -a
    adj
    printed
    nm
    1. [acción] [en tela, papel] printing;
    [en metal] stamping
    2. [dibujo] pattern;
    estampado de flores/en azul floral/blue pattern
    3. [tela] (cotton) print;
    estampado de flores/en azul floral/blue print
    * * *
    I adj tejido patterned
    II m
    1 acción printing
    2 diseño pattern
    * * *
    estampado, -da adj
    : patterned, printed
    : print, pattern
    * * *
    estampado n (dibujo) pattern

    Spanish-English dictionary > estampado

  • 10 excelentemente

    adv.
    1 exceptionally.
    2 excellently, like a million dollars, primely, superbly.
    * * *
    1 excellently
    * * *
    * * *
    Ex. This survey, excellently presented by the writers, gives a remarkably clear and simple picture of customer behaviour.
    * * *

    Ex: This survey, excellently presented by the writers, gives a remarkably clear and simple picture of customer behaviour.

    * * *
    excellently

    Spanish-English dictionary > excelentemente

  • 11 extraordinariamente

    adv.
    extraordinarily, uncommonly, remarkably.
    * * *
    1 extraordinarily, unusually
    * * *
    * * *
    = remarkably, unusually.
    Ex. The narrative contrasts sharply with the comic tone of the author's latest book, indicating a remarkably versatile talent.
    Ex. The retreat, held in an off-campus community room during the Christmas break following an unusually hectic autumn term, lasted a full day.
    ----
    * cosecha extraordinariamente buena = bumper crop.
    * extraordinariamente + Adjetivo = superbly + Adjetivo.
    * * *
    = remarkably, unusually.

    Ex: The narrative contrasts sharply with the comic tone of the author's latest book, indicating a remarkably versatile talent.

    Ex: The retreat, held in an off-campus community room during the Christmas break following an unusually hectic autumn term, lasted a full day.
    * cosecha extraordinariamente buena = bumper crop.
    * extraordinariamente + Adjetivo = superbly + Adjetivo.

    * * *
    extraordinarily
    * * *
    extraordinarily

    Spanish-English dictionary > extraordinariamente

  • 12 extraordinariamente + Adjetivo

    (n.) = superbly + Adjetivo
    Ex. Superbly decorated bindings have been carefully preserved from the medieval period up to the present day, not only in tooled leather, but also in wood and metal (sometimes carved or jewelled), in cloth and embroidery, and in pierced or painted vellum.
    * * *
    (n.) = superbly + Adjetivo

    Ex: Superbly decorated bindings have been carefully preserved from the medieval period up to the present day, not only in tooled leather, but also in wood and metal (sometimes carved or jewelled), in cloth and embroidery, and in pierced or painted vellum.

    Spanish-English dictionary > extraordinariamente + Adjetivo

  • 13 funcionar

    v.
    1 to work, to run (machine).
    funciona a pilas it works o runs off batteries
    El motor anda bien The engine is working well.
    2 to work for.
    Me funcionó la idea The idea worked for me.
    * * *
    1 (desempeñar una función) to work, function
    funciona con gasolina/diesel it runs on petrol/diesel
    \
    hacer funcionar algo to operate something
    'No funciona' "Out of order"
    * * *
    verb
    2) run, work
    * * *
    VI
    1) [aparato, mecanismo] to work; [motor] to work, run; [sistema] to work, function

    ¿cómo funciona el vídeo? — how does the video work?, how do you work the video?

    2) [plan, método] to work; [negocio, película] to be a success
    * * *
    verbo intransitivo aparato/máquina to work; servicio to operate

    ¿cómo funciona esto? — how does this work?

    funcionar con pilas/gasolina — to run off batteries/on gasoline

    * * *
    = be operational, be operative, function, operate, perform, work, be in working order, tick, do + the trick.
    Ex. ORBIT has been operational since 1972, and has around seventy data bases mounted.
    Ex. Sometimes truncation may be operative on both ends of a stem.
    Ex. The DOBIS/LIBIS allows both the library and the computer center to function efficiently and at a lower cost by sharing one system.
    Ex. These references operate in a similar fashion whether they are used to link authors' names or subject headings.
    Ex. The advanced arithmetical machines of the future will be electrical in nature, and they will perform at 100 times present speeds, or more.
    Ex. Files only work effectively for a limited number of documents.
    Ex. It is therefore a point of wisdom to ensure beforehand that everything is in the best possible working order.
    Ex. The article 'Is your infrastructure ticking?' discusses the issues associated with managing information technology (IT) infrastructure in large organizations.
    Ex. We are currently in the process of looking at two products that seem to do the trick.
    ----
    * dejar de funcionar = go down, cease to + function, go + belly up, flake out, go + dead, pack up.
    * empezar a funcionar = become + operational, get off + the ground, get + rolling, get + things going, get + things rolling, go + live, get + the ball rolling, set + the ball rolling, start + the ball rolling.
    * forma de funcionar = business model.
    * funcionar además como = double as, double up as.
    * funcionar a las mil maravillas = work + a treat, work like + a charm, go like + a charm.
    * funcionar al máximo = stretch + Nombre + to the limit.
    * funcionar a plena capacidad = be fully into + Posesivo + stride.
    * funcionar a tope = stretch + Nombre + to the limit.
    * funcionar bien = be in order.
    * funcionar con dificultad = labour [labor, -USA].
    * funcionar conjuntamente = work together, interwork.
    * funcionar con pérdidas = run + at a loss.
    * funcionar de lo lindo = work like + a charm, go like + a charm.
    * funcionar de un modo autónomo = operate under + an autonomous hand.
    * funcionar en/a = run over.
    * funcionar mal = malfunction.
    * funcionar mejor = work + best, do + best.
    * funcionar por un sistema de turnos = work to + a rota system, work on + a rota system, work on + a rota, work + shifts.
    * funcionar recíprocamente = work + both ways.
    * funcionar también como = double as, double up as.
    * hacer Algo funcionar = make + Nombre + tick.
    * hacer funcionar = service, do + the trick.
    * hacer que Algo empiece a funcionar = get + Nombre + off the ground.
    * hacer que Algo funcione = make + Nombre + spin.
    * mantener las cosas funcionando = keep + it rolling.
    * máquina que funciona con monedas = coin-operated machine.
    * no funcionar = be out of order.
    * programa + dejar de funcionar = programme + crash.
    * que funciona a base de órdenes = command-driven.
    * que funciona con electricidad = electrically-powered, electrically-operated.
    * que funciona con energía eólica = wind-powered.
    * que funciona con monedas = coin-operated, coin-op.
    * que funciona con vapor = steam-powered.
    * que funciona manualmente = manually operated.
    * sistema + dejar de funcionar = system + crash.
    * volver a funcionar = be back in business.
    * * *
    verbo intransitivo aparato/máquina to work; servicio to operate

    ¿cómo funciona esto? — how does this work?

    funcionar con pilas/gasolina — to run off batteries/on gasoline

    * * *
    = be operational, be operative, function, operate, perform, work, be in working order, tick, do + the trick.

    Ex: ORBIT has been operational since 1972, and has around seventy data bases mounted.

    Ex: Sometimes truncation may be operative on both ends of a stem.
    Ex: The DOBIS/LIBIS allows both the library and the computer center to function efficiently and at a lower cost by sharing one system.
    Ex: These references operate in a similar fashion whether they are used to link authors' names or subject headings.
    Ex: The advanced arithmetical machines of the future will be electrical in nature, and they will perform at 100 times present speeds, or more.
    Ex: Files only work effectively for a limited number of documents.
    Ex: It is therefore a point of wisdom to ensure beforehand that everything is in the best possible working order.
    Ex: The article 'Is your infrastructure ticking?' discusses the issues associated with managing information technology (IT) infrastructure in large organizations.
    Ex: We are currently in the process of looking at two products that seem to do the trick.
    * dejar de funcionar = go down, cease to + function, go + belly up, flake out, go + dead, pack up.
    * empezar a funcionar = become + operational, get off + the ground, get + rolling, get + things going, get + things rolling, go + live, get + the ball rolling, set + the ball rolling, start + the ball rolling.
    * forma de funcionar = business model.
    * funcionar además como = double as, double up as.
    * funcionar a las mil maravillas = work + a treat, work like + a charm, go like + a charm.
    * funcionar al máximo = stretch + Nombre + to the limit.
    * funcionar a plena capacidad = be fully into + Posesivo + stride.
    * funcionar a tope = stretch + Nombre + to the limit.
    * funcionar bien = be in order.
    * funcionar con dificultad = labour [labor, -USA].
    * funcionar conjuntamente = work together, interwork.
    * funcionar con pérdidas = run + at a loss.
    * funcionar de lo lindo = work like + a charm, go like + a charm.
    * funcionar de un modo autónomo = operate under + an autonomous hand.
    * funcionar en/a = run over.
    * funcionar mal = malfunction.
    * funcionar mejor = work + best, do + best.
    * funcionar por un sistema de turnos = work to + a rota system, work on + a rota system, work on + a rota, work + shifts.
    * funcionar recíprocamente = work + both ways.
    * funcionar también como = double as, double up as.
    * hacer Algo funcionar = make + Nombre + tick.
    * hacer funcionar = service, do + the trick.
    * hacer que Algo empiece a funcionar = get + Nombre + off the ground.
    * hacer que Algo funcione = make + Nombre + spin.
    * mantener las cosas funcionando = keep + it rolling.
    * máquina que funciona con monedas = coin-operated machine.
    * no funcionar = be out of order.
    * programa + dejar de funcionar = programme + crash.
    * que funciona a base de órdenes = command-driven.
    * que funciona con electricidad = electrically-powered, electrically-operated.
    * que funciona con energía eólica = wind-powered.
    * que funciona con monedas = coin-operated, coin-op.
    * que funciona con vapor = steam-powered.
    * que funciona manualmente = manually operated.
    * sistema + dejar de funcionar = system + crash.
    * volver a funcionar = be back in business.

    * * *
    funcionar [A1 ]
    vi
    to work
    el reloj funciona a la perfección the clock works perfectly
    ¿cómo funciona este cacharro? how does this thing work?
    [ S ] no funciona out of order
    la relación no funcionaba their relationship wasn't working (out) ( colloq)
    el servicio no puede funcionar con tan poco personal the service cannot operate o function with so few staff
    funciona con pilas it works on o runs off batteries
    * * *

     

    funcionar ( conjugate funcionar) verbo intransitivo [aparato/máquina] to work;
    [ servicio] to operate;
    ( on signs) no funciona out of order;
    funcionar con pilas/gasolina to run off batteries/on gasoline

    funcionar verbo intransitivo to work: no funciona, (en letrero) out of order

    ' funcionar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    andar
    - deteriorarse
    - evolucionar
    - ir
    - marchar
    - poner
    - resultar
    - vez
    - bien
    - carburar
    English:
    act
    - act up
    - behave
    - dare
    - function
    - get
    - go
    - malfunction
    - need
    - operate
    - perform
    - run
    - work
    - develop
    - die
    - drive
    - flush
    - pack
    - play
    - turn
    * * *
    to work;
    el sistema funciona de maravilla the system works superbly;
    funciona con gasolina it runs on Br petrol o US gasoline;
    funciona a o [m5] con pilas it uses o runs off batteries, it's battery-powered;
    no funciona [en letrero] out of order;
    su matrimonio no está funcionando their marriage isn't working (out);
    conmigo los lloros no funcionan you won't get anywhere with me by crying
    * * *
    v/i work;
    no funciona out of order
    * * *
    1) : to function
    2) : to run, to work
    * * *
    1. (en general) to work
    2. (ir) to run [pt. ran; pp. run]
    "no funciona" "out of order"

    Spanish-English dictionary > funcionar

  • 14 horadado

    adj.
    perforated, pierced.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: horadar.
    * * *
    Ex. Superbly decorated bindings have been carefully preserved from the medieval period up to the present day, not only in tooled leather, but also in wood and metal (sometimes carved or jewelled), in cloth and embroidery, and in pierced or painted vellum.
    * * *

    Ex: Superbly decorated bindings have been carefully preserved from the medieval period up to the present day, not only in tooled leather, but also in wood and metal (sometimes carved or jewelled), in cloth and embroidery, and in pierced or painted vellum.

    Spanish-English dictionary > horadado

  • 15 inmejorable

    adj.
    1 unbeatable, that cannot be bettered.
    2 unimprovable, surpassing, unbeatable, insuperable.
    * * *
    1 (gen) unbeatable, unsurpassable; (calidad) excellent
    * * *
    ADJ (=excelente) [gen] excellent, superb; [precio, récord] unbeatable
    * * *
    adjetivo <resultados/posición> excellent, unbeatable
    * * *
    = unbeatable, unimprovable.
    Ex. The article ' Unbeatable booktalks' describes how arranging booktalks around nonfiction titles has opened new realms.
    Ex. The big problem with bicycles, from a marketing perspective, is that they're a mature product - pretty much unimprovable, other than through the application of new materials.
    * * *
    adjetivo <resultados/posición> excellent, unbeatable
    * * *
    = unbeatable, unimprovable.

    Ex: The article ' Unbeatable booktalks' describes how arranging booktalks around nonfiction titles has opened new realms.

    Ex: The big problem with bicycles, from a marketing perspective, is that they're a mature product - pretty much unimprovable, other than through the application of new materials.

    * * *
    ‹resultados/posición› excellent, unbeatable
    un producto de inmejorable calidad a top-quality product
    el edificio está en una situación inmejorable the building is superbly o excellently located
    * * *

    inmejorable adjetivo ‹resultados/posición excellent, unbeatable;

    inmejorable adj (muy bueno) excellent
    (no superable) unbeatable: me hizo una oferta inmejorable, she made me an unbeatable offer

    ' inmejorable' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    insuperable
    English:
    optimum
    - unbeatable
    * * *
    [momento, situación] ideal; [oferta, precio, calidad] unbeatable
    * * *
    adj unbeatable
    * * *
    : excellent, unbeatable

    Spanish-English dictionary > inmejorable

  • 16 magníficamente

    adv.
    magnificently, beautifully, brilliantly, elegantly.
    * * *
    1 magnificently
    * * *
    ADV magnificently, splendidly
    * * *
    = splendidly, handsomely.
    Ex. He was happy, absurdly and splendidly happy.
    Ex. The book is handsomely illustrated with the linking narrative and captions serving as background information.
    ----
    * magníficamente + Adjetivo = superbly + Adjetivo, beautifully + Adjetivo.
    * tratar magníficamente = do + more than justice.
    * * *
    = splendidly, handsomely.

    Ex: He was happy, absurdly and splendidly happy.

    Ex: The book is handsomely illustrated with the linking narrative and captions serving as background information.
    * magníficamente + Adjetivo = superbly + Adjetivo, beautifully + Adjetivo.
    * tratar magníficamente = do + more than justice.

    * * *
    magnificently
    * * *
    magnificently;
    me parece magníficamente que te vayas de vacaciones I think it's a splendid idea for you to go on Br holiday o US vacation

    Spanish-English dictionary > magníficamente

  • 17 magníficamente + Adjetivo

    (n.) = superbly + Adjetivo, beautifully + Adjetivo
    Ex. Superbly decorated bindings have been carefully preserved from the medieval period up to the present day, not only in tooled leather, but also in wood and metal (sometimes carved or jewelled), in cloth and embroidery, and in pierced or painted vellum.
    Ex. What was pinned up ranged from sheets of paper with nothing more written on them than a title and author to elaborate and beautifully executed illustrations.
    * * *
    (n.) = superbly + Adjetivo, beautifully + Adjetivo

    Ex: Superbly decorated bindings have been carefully preserved from the medieval period up to the present day, not only in tooled leather, but also in wood and metal (sometimes carved or jewelled), in cloth and embroidery, and in pierced or painted vellum.

    Ex: What was pinned up ranged from sheets of paper with nothing more written on them than a title and author to elaborate and beautifully executed illustrations.

    Spanish-English dictionary > magníficamente + Adjetivo

  • 18 observar

    v.
    1 to observe, to watch.
    observaban todos sus movimientos mediante unos prismáticos they observed o followed all his movements through binoculars
    Ella observó las pistas She observed the clues.
    Ella observa a Ricardo She observes Richard.
    2 to notice, to observe.
    no se observan anomalías no problems have been noted
    3 to observe, to respect (acatar) (ley, normas).
    4 to remark, to observe.
    “eso no es totalmente cierto”, observó “that's not entirely true”, he remarked o pointed out
    5 to heed, to fulfill, to fulfil, to obey.
    Ella observa el reglamento She heeds the rules.
    * * *
    1 (mirar) to observe, watch
    2 (notar) to notice
    3 (mostrar) to display, show
    4 (cumplir) to observe, obey
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    VT
    1) (=mirar) to observe, watch; (Astron) to observe
    2) (=notar) to see, notice

    se observa una mejoríayou can see o detect an improvement

    observar que — to observe that, notice that

    3) LAm

    observar algo a algn — to point sth out to sb, draw sb's attention to sth

    4) [+ leyes] to observe; [+ reglas] to abide by, adhere to

    observar buena conducta Perú to behave o.s.

    5) (=mostrar) to show, give signs of
    * * *
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) (mirar, examinar) to observe
    b) ( notar) to observe (frml)

    como pueden observar... — as you can see..., o as you will observe...

    ¿has observado algún cambio? — have you observed o noticed any changes?

    c) ( comentar) to remark, observe (frml)
    2) <leyes/preceptos> to observe, abide by; < protocolo> to observe
    * * *
    = notice, see, watch, spy, behold, observe, eye, remark, look down over, look down on/upon.
    Ex. Notice that records 2 and 4 do not appear on the directory.
    Ex. Where the conference cannot be seen to have a name, then the work will normally be treated as a collection.
    Ex. Watch what occurs as the letters 'New' and a space are typed.
    Ex. She spied Asadorian in earnest converse with McSpadden.
    Ex. As Confucius said ' behold the turtle, he makes progress only when his neck is out'.
    Ex. This is a very common failing of librarians and can be observed daily: they appear unable to recognise when enough is enough.
    Ex. The banking community is eyeing its possibilities with serious interest.
    Ex. When Ed Blume was asked at a meeting about LC's failure to have established a heading for rock music for so long, he remarked: 'Today's horse may be tomorrow's carrion'.
    Ex. There was one ram that was content to stay up in the cliffs and look down over his domain.
    Ex. The characters stand inside a mysterious domed structure looking down on the Earth watching the 19th century take shape.
    ----
    * aficionado a observar las estrellas = stargazer.
    * observar atentamente y durante cierto tiempo = maintain + vigil.
    * observar con más detalle = closer look.
    * observar las estrellas = stargaze.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) (mirar, examinar) to observe
    b) ( notar) to observe (frml)

    como pueden observar... — as you can see..., o as you will observe...

    ¿has observado algún cambio? — have you observed o noticed any changes?

    c) ( comentar) to remark, observe (frml)
    2) <leyes/preceptos> to observe, abide by; < protocolo> to observe
    * * *
    = notice, see, watch, spy, behold, observe, eye, remark, look down over, look down on/upon.

    Ex: Notice that records 2 and 4 do not appear on the directory.

    Ex: Where the conference cannot be seen to have a name, then the work will normally be treated as a collection.
    Ex: Watch what occurs as the letters 'New' and a space are typed.
    Ex: She spied Asadorian in earnest converse with McSpadden.
    Ex: As Confucius said ' behold the turtle, he makes progress only when his neck is out'.
    Ex: This is a very common failing of librarians and can be observed daily: they appear unable to recognise when enough is enough.
    Ex: The banking community is eyeing its possibilities with serious interest.
    Ex: When Ed Blume was asked at a meeting about LC's failure to have established a heading for rock music for so long, he remarked: 'Today's horse may be tomorrow's carrion'.
    Ex: There was one ram that was content to stay up in the cliffs and look down over his domain.
    Ex: The characters stand inside a mysterious domed structure looking down on the Earth watching the 19th century take shape.
    * aficionado a observar las estrellas = stargazer.
    * observar atentamente y durante cierto tiempo = maintain + vigil.
    * observar con más detalle = closer look.
    * observar las estrellas = stargaze.

    * * *
    observar [A1 ]
    vt
    A
    1 (mirar, examinar) to observe
    lo observé detenidamente I watched o observed it carefully
    notó que alguien la observaba she noticed that someone was watching her
    observar un eclipse to observe an eclipse
    2 (notar) to observe ( frml)
    como pueden observar, la restauración es excelente as you can see o as you will observe, it has been superbly restored
    ¿has observado algún cambio en su conducta? have you observed o noticed any change in his behavior?
    3 (comentar) to remark, observe ( frml)
    -¡qué silencio! -observó al entrar it's so quiet!, she remarked as she entered
    B ‹leyes/preceptos› to observe, abide by; ‹protocolo› to observe
    siempre ha observado una conducta respetuosa she has always behaved very respectfully
    * * *

     

    observar ( conjugate observar) verbo transitivo

    alguien la observaba someone was watching o (frml) observing her

    b) ( notar) to observe (frml);

    ¿has observado algún cambio? have you noticed o observed any changes?

    observar verbo transitivo
    1 (mirar detenidamente) to observe, watch ➣ Ver nota en observe
    2 (advertir) to notice ➣ Ver nota en notice 3 (la ley, las costumbres, etc) to observe
    ' observar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    apreciar
    - moral
    - estudiar
    - mirar
    English:
    curl
    - eye
    - keep
    - monitor
    - notice
    - observe
    - perceive
    - point out
    - remark
    - study
    - watch
    - adhere
    - note
    - wild
    * * *
    1. [contemplar] to observe, to watch;
    observaban todos sus movimientos mediante unos prismáticos they observed o followed all his movements through binoculars;
    pasó años observando el comportamiento de estos animales he spent years observing the behaviour of these animals
    2. [advertir] to notice, to observe;
    observé que sus zapatos tenían barro I noticed that his shoes were muddy;
    no se han observado anomalías no anomalies have been observed
    3. [acatar] [ley, normas] to observe, to respect;
    [conducta, costumbre] to follow
    4. [comentar, señalar] to remark, to observe;
    “eso no es totalmente cierto”, observó “that's not entirely true,” he remarked o pointed out
    * * *
    v/t
    1 con la mirada observe
    2 ( advertir) notice, observe
    3 ( comentar) remark, observe
    * * *
    1) : to observe, to watch
    estábamos observando a los niños: we were watching the children
    2) notar: to notice
    3) acatar: to obey, to abide by
    4) comentar: to remark, to comment
    * * *
    1. (mirar) to observe / to watch
    2. (notar) to notice

    Spanish-English dictionary > observar

  • 19 perfección

    f.
    perfection, completion, refinement.
    * * *
    1 perfection
    \
    a la perfección perfectly
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=cualidad) perfection
    2) (=acto) completion
    * * *
    femenino perfection
    * * *
    Ex. With few questions and infrequent use it would be more sensible and effective to direct effort into searching, rather than strive for perfection in indexing.
    ----
    * a la perfección = superbly.
    * amor por la perfección = love of perfection.
    * casi la perfección = near-perfection.
    * pináculo de la perfección, el = pinnacle of perfection, the.
    * * *
    femenino perfection
    * * *

    Ex: With few questions and infrequent use it would be more sensible and effective to direct effort into searching, rather than strive for perfection in indexing.

    * a la perfección = superbly.
    * amor por la perfección = love of perfection.
    * casi la perfección = near-perfection.
    * pináculo de la perfección, el = pinnacle of perfection, the.

    * * *
    perfection
    habla francés a la perfección she speaks perfect French
    lo hizo con toda perfección he did it perfectly o to perfection
    * * *

    perfección sustantivo femenino
    perfection;

    perfección sustantivo femenino perfection: habla inglés a la perfección, he speaks perfect English
    llevó el sistema a la perfección, he has got the system down to a T

    ' perfección' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    compaginarse
    - sazón
    - compenetrarse
    English:
    development
    - ideally
    - perfection
    - perfectly
    - single-minded
    - fine
    - turn
    * * *
    perfection;
    es de una gran perfección it's exceptionally good;
    a la perfección perfectly;
    habla inglés a la perfección she speaks perfect English
    * * *
    f perfection;
    a la perfección perfectly, to perfection
    * * *
    perfección nf, pl - ciones : perfection
    * * *
    perfección n perfection

    Spanish-English dictionary > perfección

  • 20 perfectamente

    adv.
    1 perfectly (sobradamente).
    2 fine (muy bien).
    ¿cómo estás? — estoy perfectamente how are you? — I'm fine
    * * *
    1 (completamente) perfectly
    2 (como asentimiento) all right!, great!, fine!
    * * *

    te entiendo perfectamente — I perfectly understand what you mean, I know exactly what you mean

    -¿cómo está tu hermano? -¡perfectamente! — "how's your brother?" - "he's doing just fine"

    * * *
    adverbio perfectly

    los dos sabían perfectamente que... — they both knew perfectly well that...

    * * *
    = perfectly, squarely, superbly, loud and clear, flawlessly.
    Ex. This is a perfectly acceptable UDC class number but it does not conform to the citation order PME...ST.
    Ex. Surveillance licensing is one question which falls squarely into the 'free movement of goods' category and does not involve the harmonization of the laws of member states.
    Ex. Nevertheless, black airmen continued to perform superbly.
    Ex. This draft resolution is meant to state, loud and clear, what is really at stake and to encourage governments to take action now.
    Ex. Overall the drive was judged to perform flawlessly and well beyond what was expected by the reviewer.
    ----
    * perfectamente + Adjetivo = beautifully + Adjetivo.
    * perfectamente integrado = seamless.
    * * *
    adverbio perfectly

    los dos sabían perfectamente que... — they both knew perfectly well that...

    * * *
    = perfectly, squarely, superbly, loud and clear, flawlessly.

    Ex: This is a perfectly acceptable UDC class number but it does not conform to the citation order PME...ST.

    Ex: Surveillance licensing is one question which falls squarely into the 'free movement of goods' category and does not involve the harmonization of the laws of member states.
    Ex: Nevertheless, black airmen continued to perform superbly.
    Ex: This draft resolution is meant to state, loud and clear, what is really at stake and to encourage governments to take action now.
    Ex: Overall the drive was judged to perform flawlessly and well beyond what was expected by the reviewer.
    * perfectamente + Adjetivo = beautifully + Adjetivo.
    * perfectamente integrado = seamless.

    * * *
    perfectly
    lo entiendo perfectamente I understand perfectly
    ahora se encuentra perfectamente he's absolutely fine o perfectly OK now
    los dos sabían perfectamente que … they both knew perfectly well that …
    * * *

    perfectamente adverbio
    1 (de manera perfecta) perfectly: toca el piano perfectamente, she plays the piano perfectly
    2 (completamente) es perfectamente absurdo, it's perfectly absurd
    me encuentro perfectamente, I feel absolutely fine
    ' perfectamente' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    dominar
    - pego
    - pincelada
    English:
    adequate
    - argue
    - ideally
    - immaculate
    - immaculately
    - neatly
    - perfectly
    - speaking
    - thoroughly
    - timing
    - distinctly
    - order
    - perfect
    - plainly
    - working
    - wrong
    * * *
    1. [sobradamente] perfectly;
    caben perfectamente cinco personas five people fit comfortably
    2. [muy bien] fine;
    ¿cómo estás? – estoy perfectamente how are you? – I'm fine
    3. [de acuerdo]
    ¡perfectamente! fine!, great!
    * * *
    adv perfectly;
    ¡perfectamente! agreed!, all right!;
    lo vi perfectamente I saw it as clear as day;
    te comprendo perfectamente I know exactly what you mean

    Spanish-English dictionary > perfectamente

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