Traduction: de l'espagnol

(contrast indicates)

  • 1 cuando

    adv.
    when.
    cuando me agacho, me duele la espalda when o whenever I bend down, my back hurts
    cuando quieras whenever you like
    de cuando en cuando, de vez en cuando from time to time, now and again
    cuando más at the most
    cuando menos at least
    conj.
    1 if.
    cuando tú lo dices será verdad it must be true if you say so
    no será tan malo cuando ha vendido tantas copias it can't be that bad if it's sold so many copies
    2 even though (contrast indicates).
    no tiene muchos amigos, cuando en realidad es una persona muy agradable he doesn't have a lot of friends, even though he's actually a very nice person
    * * *
    1 (tiempo) when
    1 (temporal) when, whenever
    3 (causal) since
    1 during, at the time of
    \
    cuando más at the most
    cuando menos at least
    cuando mucho at the most
    de cuando en cuando / de vez en cuando now and then, from time to time
    hasta cuando until
    * * *
    1. prep.
    2) if
    2. conj.
    1) when
    2) if
    * * *
    1. CONJ
    1) [con valor temporal] [en un momento concreto] when; [en cualquier momento] whenever

    cuando iba allí lo veía — whenever I went there I saw him, I used to see him when(ever) I went there

    2) [con valor condicional, causal] if

    cuando él lo dice, será verdad — if he says so, it must be true

    cuando no te ha dicho nada todavía, es que no piensa invitarte — if he hasn't said anything yet, that means he isn't thinking of inviting you

    3) [con valor adversativo] when

    yo lo hago todo, cuando es él quien debería hacerlo — I'm the one that does it all, when it should be him

    aun 3)
    2. ADV
    1)

    fue entonces cuando comprendí la importancia del problemait was then that o that was when I understood the seriousness of the problem

    en abril es cuando más casos hay — April is when there are most cases, it's in April that there are most cases

    de cuando en cuando, de vez en cuando — from time to time, now and again, every so often

    2)

    cuando másat (the) most

    tardaremos, cuando más, una semana — it will take us a week at (the) most o at the outside

    cuando menosat least

    esperamos llegar, cuando menos, a las semifinales — we are hoping to reach the semifinals, at least

    cuando muchoat (the) most

    cuando noif not

    docenas, cuando no cientos, de películas — dozens, if not hundreds, of films

    3.
    PREP

    cuando niño yo era muy traviesoas a child o when I was a child I was very naughty

    * * *
    I

    cuando éramos pequeños — when we were young; (+ subj)

    ven cuando quierascome when o whenever you like

    b) ( referido al futuro) (+ subj) when
    2)
    a) (si) if

    cada cuando — (esp AmL) every so often

    de vez en cuando — from time to time, every so often

    cuando más or mucho — at (the) most, at the outside

    II
    * * *
    = at the time (that/of), when, where, at what point.
    Ex. This order is consistent with the established relationships between subjects at the time that the scheme was first published (1876).
    Ex. When the record transfer is complete, the catalog summary screen is shown for the new record so that the user can review and update it.
    Ex. An appreciation of alternative approaches is particularly important in this field where trends towards standardisation are the norm.
    Ex. Libraries are having to decide at what point a service should become chargeable without creating a disadvantage to those who cannot pay = Las bibliotecas tienen que decidir cuándo se debería cobrar por un servicio sin crear un problema para los que no pueden pagar.
    ----
    * aun cuando = even if, even though, even when.
    * cada cuando = every so often, every now and then, every now and again, every once in a while.
    * como cuando + Indicativo = as in + Gerundio.
    * como y cuando = as and when.
    * como y cuando sea + Adjetivo = as + Adjetivo.
    * cuando antes + Pronombre + sea posible = at + Posesivo + earliest convenience, at + Posesivo + earliest convenience.
    * cuando antes pueda = at + Posesivo + earliest convenience.
    * cuando a uno le venga bien = at leisure.
    * cuando el río, suena agua lleva = there's no smoke without fire, where there's smoke there's fire.
    * cuando el río suena agua lleva, donde hay humo hay fuego = there's no smoke without fire.
    * cuando el sol aprieta = during the heat of the day.
    * cuando el tiempo lo permita = when the weather permits.
    * cuando era niño = as a boy.
    * cuando hace frío = in the cold.
    * cuando la marea está alta = at high tide.
    * cuando la marea está baja = at low tide.
    * cuando le surja la necesidad = at + Posesivo + time of need.
    * cuando llegó la hora de + Infinitivo = when it came to + Gerundio.
    * cuando llegue la hora = when the time comes.
    * cuando lo necesite = at + Posesivo + time of need.
    * cuando menos te lo esperes = on any given Sunday.
    * cuando proceda = where appropriate, when applicable.
    * cuando quieras = anytime.
    * cuando sea el caso = when applicable.
    * cuando sea necesario = when necessary.
    * cuando sea pertinente = where applicable, where appropriate.
    * cuando se está en + Nombre = when in + Nombre.
    * cuando se le antoje a Uno = on a whim.
    * cuando se solicite = on demand, on request, upon + request.
    * cuando se trata de + Infinitivo = when it comes to + Gerundio.
    * cuando..., si es que... = if and when.
    * cuando uno se encuentra mejor de ánimo = on the upswing.
    * de cuando en cuando = every once in a while, every so often, every now and then, every now and again.
    * de vez en cuando = from time to time, now and then, now and again, once in a while, every once in a while, at various times, occasionally, off and on, on and off, occasional, every so often, every now and then, every now and again.
    * en aquellas ocasiones cuando = on occasions when.
    * ganar cuando todo parece estar perdido = victory from the jaws of defeat.
    * para cuando = by the time.
    * siempre y cuando = on the condition that, with the condition that, if and when.
    * siempre y cuando + Subjuntivo = provided (that), as long as.
    * * *
    I

    cuando éramos pequeños — when we were young; (+ subj)

    ven cuando quierascome when o whenever you like

    b) ( referido al futuro) (+ subj) when
    2)
    a) (si) if

    cada cuando — (esp AmL) every so often

    de vez en cuando — from time to time, every so often

    cuando más or mucho — at (the) most, at the outside

    II
    * * *
    = at the time (that/of), when, where, at what point.

    Ex: This order is consistent with the established relationships between subjects at the time that the scheme was first published (1876).

    Ex: When the record transfer is complete, the catalog summary screen is shown for the new record so that the user can review and update it.
    Ex: An appreciation of alternative approaches is particularly important in this field where trends towards standardisation are the norm.
    Ex: Libraries are having to decide at what point a service should become chargeable without creating a disadvantage to those who cannot pay = Las bibliotecas tienen que decidir cuándo se debería cobrar por un servicio sin crear un problema para los que no pueden pagar.
    * aun cuando = even if, even though, even when.
    * cada cuando = every so often, every now and then, every now and again, every once in a while.
    * como cuando + Indicativo = as in + Gerundio.
    * como y cuando = as and when.
    * como y cuando sea + Adjetivo = as + Adjetivo.
    * cuando antes + Pronombre + sea posible = at + Posesivo + earliest convenience, at + Posesivo + earliest convenience.
    * cuando antes pueda = at + Posesivo + earliest convenience.
    * cuando a uno le venga bien = at leisure.
    * cuando el río, suena agua lleva = there's no smoke without fire, where there's smoke there's fire.
    * cuando el río suena agua lleva, donde hay humo hay fuego = there's no smoke without fire.
    * cuando el sol aprieta = during the heat of the day.
    * cuando el tiempo lo permita = when the weather permits.
    * cuando era niño = as a boy.
    * cuando hace frío = in the cold.
    * cuando la marea está alta = at high tide.
    * cuando la marea está baja = at low tide.
    * cuando le surja la necesidad = at + Posesivo + time of need.
    * cuando llegó la hora de + Infinitivo = when it came to + Gerundio.
    * cuando llegue la hora = when the time comes.
    * cuando lo necesite = at + Posesivo + time of need.
    * cuando menos te lo esperes = on any given Sunday.
    * cuando proceda = where appropriate, when applicable.
    * cuando quieras = anytime.
    * cuando sea el caso = when applicable.
    * cuando sea necesario = when necessary.
    * cuando sea pertinente = where applicable, where appropriate.
    * cuando se está en + Nombre = when in + Nombre.
    * cuando se le antoje a Uno = on a whim.
    * cuando se solicite = on demand, on request, upon + request.
    * cuando se trata de + Infinitivo = when it comes to + Gerundio.
    * cuando..., si es que... = if and when.
    * cuando uno se encuentra mejor de ánimo = on the upswing.
    * de cuando en cuando = every once in a while, every so often, every now and then, every now and again.
    * de vez en cuando = from time to time, now and then, now and again, once in a while, every once in a while, at various times, occasionally, off and on, on and off, occasional, every so often, every now and then, every now and again.
    * en aquellas ocasiones cuando = on occasions when.
    * ganar cuando todo parece estar perdido = victory from the jaws of defeat.
    * para cuando = by the time.
    * siempre y cuando = on the condition that, with the condition that, if and when.
    * siempre y cuando + Subjuntivo = provided (that), as long as.

    * * *
    a las siete es cuando me viene mejor seven o'clock is the best time for me
    cuando estoy solo when I'm alone
    justo cuando la fiesta empezaba a animarse just as o just when the party was beginning to liven up
    ¿te acuerdas de cuando éramos pequeños? do you remember when we were young?
    (+ subj): cuando se entere me mata when he finds out he'll kill me!
    ven cuando quieras come when o whenever you like
    B
    1
    (si): cuando él lo dice será verdad if he says so then it must be true
    cuando yo te digo que es un fresco … didn't I tell you he had a nerve?
    se ha molestado cuando soy yo la que debería sentirse ofendida he's upset when really I'm the one who ought to feel offended
    ¿por qué me voy a preocupar cuando a él no le importa? why should I worry if o when he doesn't care?
    C ( en locs):
    cada cuando every so often, from time to time, now and then
    de vez en cuando from time to time, every so often, now and then
    cuando más or mucho at (the) most, at the outside
    cuando menos at least
    cuando quiera whenever
    cuando quiera que ocurren estas tragedias … whenever these tragedies occur …
    ( fam):
    nos conocimos cuando la mili we met when we were doing our military service, we met during our military service
    yo estaba allí cuando la explosión I was there when the explosion happened o at the time of the explosion
    una ermita de cuando los moros a hermitage dating from Moorish times
    * * *

     

    Multiple Entries:
    cuando    
    cuándo
    cuando conjunción

    ven cuándo quieras come when o whenever you like;

    cuándo se mejore when she gets better;
    ahora es cuándo me viene mejor now is the best time for me
    b) (si) if;


    c) ( en locs)


    de vez en cuando from time to time, every so often
    cuándo adverbio
    when;
    ¿de cuándo es esa foto? when was that photo taken?;

    ¿desde cuándo lo sabes? how long have you known?;
    ¿desde cuándo? since when?;
    ¡cuándo no! (AmL) as usual!
    cuando
    I adverbio (de tiempo) when
    II conj
    1 (temporal) when: cuando quieras, whenever you want
    cuando termines, when you finish
    2 (condicional) (si) if
    3 (concesiva) (aunque) (aun) cuando, even if
    III preposición during, at the time of
    cuando la guerra, during the war
    cuando joven, when young
    ♦ Locuciones: cuando más/mucho, at the most
    cuando menos, at least
    cuando quiera que, whenever
    de cuando en cuando/de vez en cuando, from time to time
    cuándo adverbio interr when?
    ¿desde cuándo?, since when?
    ¿para cuándo vienes?, when are you coming?

    ' cuándo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abrir
    - acertar
    - achantarse
    - ahorcarse
    - antojarse
    - apéndice
    - asesinar
    - asomar
    - atravesada
    - atravesado
    - aun
    - avisar
    - baja
    - bajo
    - balón
    - bastante
    - bien
    - bisbiseo
    - bobalicón
    - bobalicona
    - boca
    - caer
    - caerse
    - calmarse
    - campante
    - casarse
    - cerca
    - cerdo
    - cien
    - codazo
    - comecome
    - como
    - cómo
    - componenda
    - cónclave
    - contra
    - cordera
    - cordero
    - corta
    - corto
    - cota
    - cuando
    - dejarse
    - delirio
    - demasiada
    - demasiado
    - demonio
    - derrumbarse
    - desconectarse
    - desde
    English:
    accustom
    - add in
    - admit
    - advise
    - again
    - agree
    - alter
    - alternate
    - antidepressant
    - appreciate
    - apron
    - as
    - ashen
    - ask
    - averse
    - away
    - baby
    - back
    - back off
    - bed
    - beeline
    - behave
    - blow
    - blue
    - bluff
    - blunt
    - blur
    - boo
    - bow out
    - buckle
    - burglar alarm
    - burst
    - by-election
    - cat
    - catch
    - clean
    - come on
    - come out
    - composure
    - console
    - crack
    - crop up
    - cry out for
    - dare
    - deadline
    - delay
    - devil
    - dicey
    - dinner
    - dishearten
    * * *
    adv
    when;
    cuando llegue el verano iremos de viaje when summer comes we'll go travelling;
    cuando me agacho, me duele la espalda when o whenever I bend down, my back hurts;
    se marchó cuando mejor lo estábamos pasando she left just when we were having a really good time;
    acababa de cerrar la puerta, cuando estalló la bomba I had just closed the door when the bomb went off;
    fue entonces cuando comprendí el problema it was then that I realized the problem;
    para cuando llegamos, la fiesta ya había acabado by the time we arrived the party was already over;
    ven a visitarnos cuando quieras come and stay with us whenever you like;
    cambia mucho de cuando está de buen humor a cuando está enfadado he's very different when he's in a good mood to when he's angry;
    ¿te acuerdas de cuando nos dieron el premio? do you remember when o the time they gave us the prize?;
    apenas se marchó el profesor, cuando todos los alumnos se pusieron a hablar no sooner had the teacher left than all the pupils started talking;
    de cuando en cuando, de vez en cuando from time to time, now and again;
    cuando más, cuando mucho at (the) most;
    cuando más, te ayudaré un rato I'll help you for a short while, but no longer;
    cuando menos at least;
    nos harán falta cuando menos cinco personas we'll need at least five people;
    cuando quiera que me lo encuentro, siempre me sonríe whenever I meet him he smiles at me
    conj
    1. [si] if;
    cuando tú lo dices será verdad it must be true if you say so;
    cuando no te ha llegado la invitación, será porque no te quieren ver if you haven't received an invitation, it must be because they don't want to see you;
    no será tan malo cuando ha vendido tantas copias it can't be that bad if it's sold so many copies
    2. [después de “aun”] [aunque]
    no mentiría aun cuando le fuera en ello la vida she wouldn't lie even if her life depended on it
    3. [indica contraste]
    no tiene muchos amigos, cuando en realidad es una persona muy agradable he doesn't have a lot of friends, even though he's actually a very nice person
    4. [introduce valoración negativa] when, even though;
    siempre está protestando, cuando es el que más oportunidades recibe he's always complaining even though o when he's the one who gets more chances than anyone else
    prep
    quemaron ese colegio cuando la guerra that school was burned down during the war;
    son restos de cuando los romanos they are remains from Roman times;
    cuando niño, solía bañarme en este río when I was a boy I used to swim in this river
    * * *
    I conj when; condicional if;
    cuando quieras whenever you want
    II adv when;
    de cuando en cuando from time to time;
    cuando menos at least;
    cuando más, cuando mucho at (the) most
    * * *
    cuándo adv & conj
    1) : when
    ¿cuándo llegará?: when will she arrive?
    no sabemos cuándo será: we don't know when it will be
    2)
    ¿de cuándo acá? : since when?, how come?
    cuando conj
    1) : when
    cuando llegó: when he arrived
    2) : since, if
    cuando lo dices: if you say so
    3)
    cuando más : at the most
    4)
    de vez en cuando : from time to time
    cuando prep
    : during, at the time of
    cuando la guerra: during the war
    * * *
    cuando adv when

    Spanish-English dictionary > cuando

  • 2 en marcado contraste

    Ex. Pre-coordinate indexing, in stark contrast, indicates that coordination is considered prior to the creation of the index rather than after.
    * * *

    Ex: Pre-coordinate indexing, in stark contrast, indicates that coordination is considered prior to the creation of the index rather than after.

    Spanish-English dictionary > en marcado contraste

  • 3 911

    = 911.
    Ex. It is called 211 because users of the service can use that dialling code (in contrast to the 911 emergency dialling code) to get free access to information in these areas.
    * * *
    = 911.

    Ex: It is called 211 because users of the service can use that dialling code (in contrast to the 911 emergency dialling code) to get free access to information in these areas.

    Spanish-English dictionary > 911

  • 4 = (signo igual)

    = equal sign (=).
    Ex. The equal sign (=) on each of the lines indicates that the two lines describe the same copies.

    Spanish-English dictionary > = (signo igual)

  • 5 Indico

    adj.
    Indian.
    * * *
    1 East Indian, Indian
    \
    el (océano) Indico the Indian Ocean
    * * *
    * * *
    ----
    * Oceano Indico, el = Indian Ocean, the.
    * * *
    * * *
    * Oceano Indico, el = Indian Ocean, the.
    * * *
    el (Océano) Índico the Indian Ocean
    * * *

    Del verbo indicar: ( conjugate indicar)

    indico es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    indicó es:

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

    Multiple Entries:
    indicar    
    Índico    
    índico
    indicar ( conjugate indicar) verbo transitivo
    to indicate, show;

    ¿me podría índico cómo llegar allí? could you tell me how to get there?;
    me indicó el lugar en el mapa he showed me o pointed out the place on the map;
    todo parece índico que … there is every indication that …;
    el asterisco indica que … the asterisk indicates o shows that …
    Índico adjetivo: el (Océano) índico the Indian Ocean
    indicar verbo transitivo
    1 (señalar) to indicate, show, point out: el reloj indicaba las dos, the clock was showing two
    indícame el camino exacto a tu casa, tell me how I can get to your house
    2 Med (recetar, aconsejar) to prescribe
    índico,-a adjetivo Indian
    Océano Índico, Indian Ocean

    ' Índico' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    índica
    - índico
    - indicar
    - tal
    English:
    Indian Ocean
    - hemp
    - Indian
    * * *
    Índico, -a
    adj
    el océano Índico the Indian Ocean
    nm
    el Índico the Indian Ocean
    * * *
    adj Indian;
    Océano Índico Indian Ocean

    Spanish-English dictionary > Indico

  • 6 Library Tour

    Nota: Programa de ordenador que permite al lector averiguar la localización de los servicios y fondos de una biblioteca.
    Ex. A program called 'Library Tour' has been developed which responds to the user's input on possible movements within the library, and indicates which library services or section of stock will be found at the point reached.
    * * *
    Nota: Programa de ordenador que permite al lector averiguar la localización de los servicios y fondos de una biblioteca.

    Ex: A program called 'Library Tour' has been developed which responds to the user's input on possible movements within the library, and indicates which library services or section of stock will be found at the point reached.

    Spanish-English dictionary > Library Tour

  • 7 Pleistoceno

    adj.
    Pleistocene.
    * * *
    Ex. The recent study of archeological remains, particularly radiocarbon research, indicates that India has a very rich prehistory going back into the late Pleistocene period.
    * * *

    Ex: The recent study of archeological remains, particularly radiocarbon research, indicates that India has a very rich prehistory going back into the late Pleistocene period.

    * * *
    Pleistocene
    * * *
    pleistoceno, -a Geol
    adj
    Pleistocene
    nm
    el pleistoceno the Pleistocene
    * * *
    m GEOL Pleistocene

    Spanish-English dictionary > Pleistoceno

  • 8 a

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

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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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    Multiple Entries:
    A    
    a
    A,
    a sustantivo femenino (pl aes) (read as /a/) the letter A, a

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

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

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


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


    2
    a) (señalando hora, momento) at;


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

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

    c) al + inf:


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



    ( antes) a few minutes before she arrived;

    3 (en relaciones de proporción, equivalencia):

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

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

    ¿viste a José? did you see José?;

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


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

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

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

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  • 9 a bajas temperaturas

    Ex. Anecdotal evidence indicates that pollen shed from anthers remains viable longer at low temperature and high relative humidity.
    * * *

    Ex: Anecdotal evidence indicates that pollen shed from anthers remains viable longer at low temperature and high relative humidity.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a bajas temperaturas

  • 10 a costa de

    (aprovechándose) at the expense of 2 (a base de) by, by dint of, by means of
    * * *
    = at the cost of, at the expense of, at + Nombre's + expense, at cost of
    Ex. In contrast to higher specificity, higher exhaustivity increases precision at the cost of impaired recall.
    Ex. Uneven allocation will lead to some subjects having relatively short notation at the expense of others with relatively long notation.
    Ex. It is true that the newspapers sensationalized some of the Community's absurdities and gave prominence to the unpopular practice of disposing of surplus food at taxpayers' expense.
    Ex. Militarization could come at cost of regional stability.
    * * *
    = at the cost of, at the expense of, at + Nombre's + expense, at cost of

    Ex: In contrast to higher specificity, higher exhaustivity increases precision at the cost of impaired recall.

    Ex: Uneven allocation will lead to some subjects having relatively short notation at the expense of others with relatively long notation.
    Ex: It is true that the newspapers sensationalized some of the Community's absurdities and gave prominence to the unpopular practice of disposing of surplus food at taxpayers' expense.
    Ex: Militarization could come at cost of regional stability.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a costa de

  • 11 a diferencia de

    unlike
    * * *
    in contrast to, unlike
    * * *
    = apart from, as opposed to, in contradistinction to, as contrasted with, in contrast (to/with), quite apart from, in sharp contrast (with)
    Ex. Apart from the names of subjects, the names of corporate bodies, persons, chemicals, trade products, and trade names are some other possibilities.
    Ex. This command types the information immediately at the user's terminal, as opposed to the PRINT command generating offline prints which are subsequently mailed to the user.
    Ex. The intent is to create a mechanism which recognizes the needs of the reader, in contradistinction to simplifying clerical procedures within the cataloging department.
    Ex. An art original is the original two- or three-dimensional work of art (other than an art print or a photograph) created by the artist, eg., a painting, drawing, or sculpture, as contrasted with a reproduction of it.
    Ex. The overall plan of the library is to provide an atmosphere of spaciousness and calm, in contrast to the urban bustle outside = El proyecto general de la biblioteca es ofrecer un ambiente de amplitud y calma, en contraste con el bullicio urbano exterior.
    Ex. Quite apart from a completely new vocabulary, the whole mystique of computers is still a source of bewilderment.
    Ex. The archives of mediaeval universities are sparse and fragmented, in sharp contrast with the fact that these institutions were among the most regulated, structured and stable of their time.
    * * *
    = apart from, as opposed to, in contradistinction to, as contrasted with, in contrast (to/with), quite apart from, in sharp contrast (with)

    Ex: Apart from the names of subjects, the names of corporate bodies, persons, chemicals, trade products, and trade names are some other possibilities.

    Ex: This command types the information immediately at the user's terminal, as opposed to the PRINT command generating offline prints which are subsequently mailed to the user.
    Ex: The intent is to create a mechanism which recognizes the needs of the reader, in contradistinction to simplifying clerical procedures within the cataloging department.
    Ex: An art original is the original two- or three-dimensional work of art (other than an art print or a photograph) created by the artist, eg., a painting, drawing, or sculpture, as contrasted with a reproduction of it.
    Ex: The overall plan of the library is to provide an atmosphere of spaciousness and calm, in contrast to the urban bustle outside = El proyecto general de la biblioteca es ofrecer un ambiente de amplitud y calma, en contraste con el bullicio urbano exterior.
    Ex: Quite apart from a completely new vocabulary, the whole mystique of computers is still a source of bewilderment.
    Ex: The archives of mediaeval universities are sparse and fragmented, in sharp contrast with the fact that these institutions were among the most regulated, structured and stable of their time.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a diferencia de

  • 12 abierto a ofertas

    = ono [or nearest offer]
    Ex. If price is followed by ' ono' this stands for ' OR NEAREST OFFER' which indicates that the seller is open to offers at around this price.
    * * *
    = ono [or nearest offer]

    Ex: If price is followed by ' ono' this stands for ' OR NEAREST OFFER' which indicates that the seller is open to offers at around this price.

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  • 13 accidentado

    adj.
    1 uneven, rugged, up-and-down.
    2 victim of an accident.
    3 full of unforeseen obstacles.
    f. & m.
    accident victim, victim of an accident.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: accidentar.
    * * *
    1→ link=accidentarse accidentarse
    1 (persona) injured
    2 (con incidentes) eventful, agitated
    vida accidentada stormy/troubled life
    3 (terreno) uneven, rough, bumpy
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 casualty, accident victim
    * * *
    (f. - accidentada)
    adj.
    1) rough, uneven
    2) troubled, eventful
    * * *
    accidentado, -a
    1. ADJ
    1) [terreno] rough, uneven
    2) (=turbado) [vida] troubled, eventful; [historial] variable, up-and-down; [viaje] eventful
    3) (Med) injured
    4) Caribe (Aut) broken down; LAm euf (=giboso) hunchbacked
    2.
    SM / F accident victim, casualty
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo
    1)
    a) < viaje> eventful; < historia> turbulent; <carrera/pasado> checkered* (before n); < vida> troubled
    b) < terreno> rough, rugged; < costa> broken
    2) < persona> hurt, injured
    II
    - da masculino, femenino

    llevaron a los accidentados al hospitalthose injured o hurt in the accident were taken to hospital

    * * *
    = rugged, hilly [hillier -comp., hilliest -sup.], chequered [checkered, -USA].
    Ex. Due to their lighter weight optical-fibre cables can be suspended to form aerial cables in the rugged countryside of Wales where the laying of ducts would be prohibitively expensive.
    Ex. Having entered the next state and a highway off the turnpike, he was amazed by the extraordinary flatness of the land, especially in contrast to the hilly terrain he had grown up with back home.
    Ex. An appraisal of the reforms following the report suggests that local councillors' workload has increased, and community councils have had a chequered career, although local authorities generally are stronger.
    ----
    * historia accidentada = chequered history.
    * pasado accidentado = chequered history, chequered past.
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo
    1)
    a) < viaje> eventful; < historia> turbulent; <carrera/pasado> checkered* (before n); < vida> troubled
    b) < terreno> rough, rugged; < costa> broken
    2) < persona> hurt, injured
    II
    - da masculino, femenino

    llevaron a los accidentados al hospitalthose injured o hurt in the accident were taken to hospital

    * * *
    = rugged, hilly [hillier -comp., hilliest -sup.], chequered [checkered, -USA].

    Ex: Due to their lighter weight optical-fibre cables can be suspended to form aerial cables in the rugged countryside of Wales where the laying of ducts would be prohibitively expensive.

    Ex: Having entered the next state and a highway off the turnpike, he was amazed by the extraordinary flatness of the land, especially in contrast to the hilly terrain he had grown up with back home.
    Ex: An appraisal of the reforms following the report suggests that local councillors' workload has increased, and community councils have had a chequered career, although local authorities generally are stronger.
    * historia accidentada = chequered history.
    * pasado accidentado = chequered history, chequered past.

    * * *
    A
    1 ‹viaje› eventful, full of incident
    la accidentada historia española de este período the troubled o turbulent history of Spain during this period
    su accidentada carrera diplomática his checkered ( AmE) o ( BrE) chequered diplomatic career
    2 ‹terreno/camino› rough, rugged; ‹costa› broken
    B ‹persona› hurt, injured
    no hubo ningún pasajero accidentado none of the passengers was hurt
    masculine, feminine
    los accidentados fueron trasladados al hospital those injured o hurt in the accident o the injured were taken to hospital
    * * *

    Del verbo accidentar: ( conjugate accidentar)

    accidentado es:

    el participio

    accidentado
    ◊ -da adjetivo

    1
    a) viaje eventful;

    historia turbulent;
    carrera/pasado› checkered( conjugate checkered) ( before n);
    vida troubled
    b) terreno rough, rugged;

    costa broken
    2 persona hurt, injured
    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino:
    llevaron a los accidentados al hospital those injured o hurt in the accident were taken to hospital

    accidentado,-a
    I adjetivo
    1 (irregular, montañoso) uneven, hilly
    2 (agitado, complicado) eventful: tuvimos una cena muy accidentada, we had a most eventful supper
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino casualty, accident victim

    ' accidentado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    accidentada
    - escarpada
    - escarpado
    - relieve
    English:
    hilly
    - rugged
    - ruggedness
    - checkered
    * * *
    accidentado, -a
    adj
    1. [vida] turbulent;
    [viaje, fiesta] eventful
    2. [terreno, camino] rough, rugged
    3. [vehículo]
    el avión accidentado the plane involved in the crash
    nm,f
    injured person;
    los accidentados the people injured in the accident
    * * *
    I adj
    1 terreno, camino uneven, rough
    2 viaje eventful
    3
    :
    personas accidentadas people who have had an accident;
    el vehículo accidentado the vehicle involved in the accident
    II m, accidentada f casualty
    * * *
    accidentado, -da adj
    1) : eventful, turbulent
    2) : rough, uneven
    3) : injured
    accidentado, -da n
    : accident victim
    * * *

    Spanish-English dictionary > accidentado

  • 14 acidez

    f.
    1 acidity.
    2 acid stomach.
    * * *
    1 (sabor) sourness, sharpness
    2 QUÍMICA acidity
    \
    * * *
    SF (Quím) acidity; (Culin) sourness
    * * *
    femenino (Quím) acidity; (Med) ( en el estómago) acidity; ( en el esófago) heartburn
    * * *
    = acidity, sourness.
    Ex. If the spot stays yellow the paper is decidedly acid; an in-between colour (green, grey, grey-green, yellow-green) indicates mild acidity; while if the spot goes purple, the paper is near-neutral or alkaline.
    Ex. His limber writing consequentializes the inconsequential, and there is not one morose moment in his work, no hint of sourness.
    ----
    * acidez del papel = paper acidity.
    * acidez estomacal = heartburn.
    * grado de acidez = pH, ph value.
    * neutralización de la acidez = deacidification [de-acidification], deacidifying.
    * neutralizar la acidez = deacidify [de-acidify].
    * papel de acidez neutralizada = deacidified paper.
    * papel sin acidez = acid-free paper.
    * prueba de acidez = litmus test.
    * * *
    femenino (Quím) acidity; (Med) ( en el estómago) acidity; ( en el esófago) heartburn
    * * *
    = acidity, sourness.

    Ex: If the spot stays yellow the paper is decidedly acid; an in-between colour (green, grey, grey-green, yellow-green) indicates mild acidity; while if the spot goes purple, the paper is near-neutral or alkaline.

    Ex: His limber writing consequentializes the inconsequential, and there is not one morose moment in his work, no hint of sourness.
    * acidez del papel = paper acidity.
    * acidez estomacal = heartburn.
    * grado de acidez = pH, ph value.
    * neutralización de la acidez = deacidification [de-acidification], deacidifying.
    * neutralizar la acidez = deacidify [de-acidify].
    * papel de acidez neutralizada = deacidified paper.
    * papel sin acidez = acid-free paper.
    * prueba de acidez = litmus test.

    * * *
    1 ( Quím) acidity
    2 ( Med) (en el estómago) acidity; (en el esófago) heartburn
    * * *

    acidez sustantivo femenino (Quím) acidity;
    (Med) ( en el estómago) acidity;
    ( en el esófago) heartburn
    acidez sustantivo femenino
    1 (de un sabor) sharpness, sourness
    2 Quím acidity
    3 Med acidez de estómago, heartburn
    ' acidez' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    suave
    English:
    litmus
    - tang
    * * *
    acidez nf
    1. [química] acidity;
    grado de acidez degree of acidity
    acidez del suelo soil acidity
    2. [de sabor] acidity
    4. [desagrado] acidity, bitterness;
    habló con acidez she spoke caustically o acidly
    * * *
    f acidity
    * * *
    acidez nf, pl - deces
    1) : acidity
    2) : sourness
    3)
    acidez estomacal : heartburn
    * * *
    acidez n acidity

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  • 15 acontecimiento deportivo

    (n.) = sporting event, sport event
    Ex. By contrast, other quite literate people prefer to spend their leisure going to the cinema, the theatre, the pub, to sporting events or any of a hundred other forms of recreation.
    Ex. Such writing can spring off from things that happen in the local community such as robberies, things that happen in the local community: robberies, street accidents, big sports events, a strike and the like.
    * * *
    (n.) = sporting event, sport event

    Ex: By contrast, other quite literate people prefer to spend their leisure going to the cinema, the theatre, the pub, to sporting events or any of a hundred other forms of recreation.

    Ex: Such writing can spring off from things that happen in the local community such as robberies, things that happen in the local community: robberies, street accidents, big sports events, a strike and the like.

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  • 16 adulador

    adj.
    adulating, fawning, ingratiating, flattering.
    m.
    people-pleaser, apple-polisher, bootlicker, favor-seeking person.
    * * *
    1 adulating, flattering
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 adulator, flatterer
    * * *
    adulador, -a
    1.
    ADJ flattering, fawning
    2.
    SM / F flatterer
    * * *
    I
    - dora adjetivo flattering, sycophantic
    II
    - dora masculino, femenino flatterer, sycophant
    * * *
    = complimentary, toady, fawning.
    Ex. While there are varieties of citations, and not all are necessarily complimentary, a citation indicates some influence of one author upon another.
    Ex. He campaigned under the guise of a moderate 'new Democrat' but now we know he's simply a toady to labor bosses and the old vestiges of his party.
    Ex. Over the past two days, the fawning American media has provided rave reviews of John McCain's visit to France.
    * * *
    I
    - dora adjetivo flattering, sycophantic
    II
    - dora masculino, femenino flatterer, sycophant
    * * *
    = complimentary, toady, fawning.

    Ex: While there are varieties of citations, and not all are necessarily complimentary, a citation indicates some influence of one author upon another.

    Ex: He campaigned under the guise of a moderate 'new Democrat' but now we know he's simply a toady to labor bosses and the old vestiges of his party.
    Ex: Over the past two days, the fawning American media has provided rave reviews of John McCain's visit to France.

    * * *
    flattering, sycophantic
    masculine, feminine
    flatterer, sycophant
    * * *

    adulador
    ◊ - dora adjetivo

    flattering
    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino
    flatterer
    adulador, -ora
    I sustantivo masculino y femenino flatterer
    II adjetivo flattering, fawning

    ' adulador' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    aduladora
    - babosa
    - baboso
    - pelota
    English:
    flattering
    - sycophant
    - creep
    - sycophantic
    * * *
    adulador, -ora
    adj
    flattering
    nm,f
    flatterer
    * * *
    adj flattering atr, sycophantic
    * * *
    adulador, - dora adj
    : flattering
    : flatterer, toady

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  • 17 adyuvante

    m.
    1 adjuvant.
    2 adjuvant, adjunct, stimulator, substance added to a vaccine which reinforces its effect.
    * * *
    Ex. This study indicates the need of fungicides/bactericides as adjuvants in tissue culture medium for obtaining sterile and viable shoots.
    * * *

    Ex: This study indicates the need of fungicides/bactericides as adjuvants in tissue culture medium for obtaining sterile and viable shoots.

    Spanish-English dictionary > adyuvante

  • 18 afán

    m.
    1 enthusiasm, urge, eagerness, fervor.
    2 toil, travail.
    3 fidget.
    * * *
    1 (celo) zeal; (interés) keenness, eagerness
    2 (esfuerzo) effort
    * * *
    noun m.
    eagerness, desire
    * * *
    SM
    1) (=deseo) eagerness

    con afán de, con afán de agradar, repartió regalos para todos — in his eagerness to please he gave everyone presents

    por afán de, lo hizo por afán de superarse — she did out of a desire to better herself

    tener afán de algo — to be eager for sth

    afán de lucro, el afán de lucro — the profit motive

    afán de protagonismo, un juez con afán de protagonismo — a judge who loves publicity o always wants to be in the limelight

    afán de victoria — will to win, desire to win

    2) (=ahínco)
    3) frm (=intención)
    4) LAm (=prisa) hurry
    * * *
    1)
    a) ( anhelo) eagerness

    afán de + inf — eagerness to + inf

    b) ( empeño) effort
    2) (Col fam) ( prisa) hurry
    * * *
    = eagerness, industry.
    Ex. The sense of alienation that had evolved over 50 years has gradually given way to a spirit of teamwork and eagerness to learn.
    Ex. In fact, the terms of the contrast are highly ambivalent: order vs. anarchy, liberty vs. despotism, or industry vs. sloth, and also dissimulation vs. honesty.
    ----
    * afán de protagonismo = outburst of ego.
    * con afán = earnestly.
    * * *
    1)
    a) ( anhelo) eagerness

    afán de + inf — eagerness to + inf

    b) ( empeño) effort
    2) (Col fam) ( prisa) hurry
    * * *
    = eagerness, industry.

    Ex: The sense of alienation that had evolved over 50 years has gradually given way to a spirit of teamwork and eagerness to learn.

    Ex: In fact, the terms of the contrast are highly ambivalent: order vs. anarchy, liberty vs. despotism, or industry vs. sloth, and also dissimulation vs. honesty.
    * afán de protagonismo = outburst of ego.
    * con afán = earnestly.

    * * *
    A
    1 (anhelo) eagerness
    su afán de aventuras his thirst for adventure
    su afán de superación her eagerness to better herself
    afán DE + INF:
    su afán de agradar their eagerness o anxiousness o keenness to please
    tiene afán de aprender she's keen to learn
    afán POR + INF:
    su afán por alcanzar la fama his desire to become famous
    2 (empeño) effort
    pone mucho afán en todo lo que hace he puts a lot (of effort) into everything he does
    ¡tanto afán para nada! all that effort for nothing!
    B ( Col fam) (prisa) hurry
    tengo un afán horrible I'm in a terrible hurry
    * * *

     

    afán sustantivo masculino
    1


    afán de hacer algo eagerness to do sth;
    su afán de agradar their eagerness to please;
    tiene afán de aprender she's eager to learn

    2 (Col fam) ( prisa) hurry
    afán sustantivo masculino
    1 (empeño) effort
    2 (anhelo) desire: su mayor afán era ayudarte, his only wish was to help you
    (celo) zeal
    ' afán' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    protagonismo
    - prurito
    - empeño
    English:
    zealously
    - anxious
    * * *
    afán nm
    1. [esfuerzo] hard work;
    con afán energetically, enthusiastically;
    pone mucho afán en el trabajo she puts a lot of effort into her work
    2. [anhelo] urge;
    afán de riquezas desire for wealth;
    su único afán es salir por televisión his one ambition is to appear on television;
    su afán de agradar llega a ser irritante his eagerness to please can be positively irritating;
    tienen mucho afán por conocerte they're really keen to meet you;
    lo único que le mueve es el afán de lucro he's only interested in money;
    una organización sin afán de lucro a Br non-profit-making o US not-for-profit organization;
    lo hizo sin afán de lucro she did it with no thought of personal gain
    * * *
    m
    1 ( esfuerzo) effort
    2 ( deseo) eagerness;
    afán de aprender eagerness to learn;
    afán de saber hunger o thirst for knowledge;
    afán de poder hunger for power;
    sin afán de lucro organización not-for-profit, non-profit;
    con afán enthusiastically
    * * *
    afán nm, pl afanes
    1) anhelo: eagerness, desire
    2) empeño: effort, determination

    Spanish-English dictionary > afán

  • 19 agradar

    v.
    1 to be pleasant.
    siempre trata de agradar she always tries to please
    2 to please.
    me agradó recibir tu carta I was pleased to receive your card
    Los buenos modales agradan a Silvia Good manners please Silvia.
    3 to like, to be keen on, to be pleased by.
    Me agrada la idea I am keen on the idea=I like the idea.
    4 to like it.
    Me agrada I like it
    5 to be pleasing, to please.
    Este lugar da gusto This place is nice.
    6 to be liked, to be desirable, to be pleasing.
    Los masajes agradan Massages are liked.
    7 to like to.
    Me agrada caminar I like to walk.
    * * *
    1 to please
    * * *
    verb
    to be pleasing, please, like
    * * *
    1.
    VT to please, be pleasing to
    2.
    3.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo intransitivo (frml)

    aquí su presencia siempre agrada — it's always a pleasure to see you here; (+ me/te/le etc)

    ¿le agrada éste, señora? — is this one to your liking, madam? (frml)

    2.
    agradar vt to please
    * * *
    = please, warm + the cockles of + Posesivo + heart, take + a fancy to, take + a shine to, take + a liking to.
    Ex. By polar contrast the book for the mass culture reader, the 'consumer', simply aims to please.
    Ex. The organizers announced that the high conference attendance in Glasgow will bring 160,000 Euros into the IFLA coffers -- news to warm the cockles of a parsimonious treasurer's heart.
    Ex. He is a collector who wants to form a collection by making his own paintings of pictures he has taken a fancy to in other people's houses.
    Ex. She took a shine to Sheldon, and before he knows what has happened, the misanthropic physicist finds himself with a girlfriend.
    Ex. He quickly took a liking to American clothing stores and acquired a taste for fast-food restaurants.
    ----
    * difícil de agradar = choosy [choosey] [choosier -comp., choosiest -sup.].
    * * *
    1.
    verbo intransitivo (frml)

    aquí su presencia siempre agrada — it's always a pleasure to see you here; (+ me/te/le etc)

    ¿le agrada éste, señora? — is this one to your liking, madam? (frml)

    2.
    agradar vt to please
    * * *
    = please, warm + the cockles of + Posesivo + heart, take + a fancy to, take + a shine to, take + a liking to.

    Ex: By polar contrast the book for the mass culture reader, the 'consumer', simply aims to please.

    Ex: The organizers announced that the high conference attendance in Glasgow will bring 160,000 Euros into the IFLA coffers -- news to warm the cockles of a parsimonious treasurer's heart.
    Ex: He is a collector who wants to form a collection by making his own paintings of pictures he has taken a fancy to in other people's houses.
    Ex: She took a shine to Sheldon, and before he knows what has happened, the misanthropic physicist finds himself with a girlfriend.
    Ex: He quickly took a liking to American clothing stores and acquired a taste for fast-food restaurants.
    * difícil de agradar = choosy [choosey] [choosier -comp., choosiest -sup.].

    * * *
    agradar [A1 ]
    vi
    ( frml):
    ¿éste le agrada, señora? is this one to your liking, madam? ( frml)
    la idea no me agrada the idea doesn't appeal to me
    aquí su presencia siempre agrada it's always a pleasure to see you here
    me agradaría mucho verlos allí I would be very pleased to see you there
    * * *

    agradar ( conjugate agradar) verbo intransitivo (frml):
    ¿le agrada este, señora? is this one to your liking, madam? (frml);

    la idea no me agrada the idea doesn't appeal to me;
    le agrada verlo contento it gives her pleasure to see him happy;
    me agradaría mucho verlos allí I would be very pleased to see you there
    verbo transitivo
    to please
    agradar verbo intransitivo to please: no me agrada que me hable en ese tono, I don't like being spoken to like that

    ' agradar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    apetecer
    - entrar
    - volcarse
    - afán
    English:
    flatter
    - please
    - anxious
    * * *
    vt
    to please;
    me agradó recibir tu carta I was pleased to receive your letter
    vi
    to be pleasant;
    siempre trata de agradar she always tries to please
    * * *
    v/i fml
    :
    me agrada la idea I like the idea;
    nos agradaría mucho que … we would be delighted o very pleased if …
    * * *
    : to be pleasing
    nos agradó mucho el resultado: we were very pleased with the result
    * * *
    agradar vb to like

    Spanish-English dictionary > agradar

  • 20 agua oxigenada

    f.
    oxygenated water, hydrogen peroxide.
    * * *
    hydrogen peroxide
    * * *
    * * *
    peroxide, hydrogen peroxide (tech)
    * * *
    Ex. By contrast, in the 1962 BTI three entry headings, with one entry under each, and seven cross reference headings, have to be combed through to find reference from 'HYDROGEN Peroxide, Bleaching, Cotton' to its reverse.
    * * *
    peroxide, hydrogen peroxide (tech)
    * * *

    Ex: By contrast, in the 1962 BTI three entry headings, with one entry under each, and seven cross reference headings, have to be combed through to find reference from 'HYDROGEN Peroxide, Bleaching, Cotton' to its reverse.

    * * *
    (hydrogen) peroxide

    Spanish-English dictionary > agua oxigenada

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