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¿qué de qué? exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (no admitiendo pregunta)what do you mean, what? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  what what? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
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¿A cuenta de qué? exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (¿por qué razón?)What for? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  What's the reason for that? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
¿A son de qué? exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). coloquial (pide motivo, objetivo)why on earth exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  why advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  For what?, For what purpose? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 –Préstame tu coche. –¿A son de qué?
¿De qué año es…? exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (¿de cuándo es?)what year is it from? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (vehicle, wine)what year is it? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
¿de qué color es…? exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (color del objeto) (US)what color is…?, what's the color of…? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (UK)what colour is...?, what's the colour of...? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
¿de qué manera…? exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (¿Cómo?)in what way…? how…? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
¿de qué se trata? exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (¿Cuál es el asunto?)what is it about? What's the subject? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
¿qué hay de malo? exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (¿qué problema hay?)what's wrong with...? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 ¿Qué hay de malo con los tatuajes?
 What's wrong with tattoos?
¿Qué hay de nuevo?,
¿Qué hay?
exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho").
coloquial (saludo)what's new? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (colloquial)what's up? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 ¿Qué hay de nuevo?, ¿todo bien?
¿qué tienes en contra de? exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (¿por qué no aceptas a?)what do you have against ? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
¿qué va a ser de ti? exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (¿qué pasará contigo?)what will become of you? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 ¿Dices que renunciaste a tu trabajo? ¿Qué va a ser de ti?
 Now you've chucked your job in, what will become of you?
¿tú de qué vas? exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (¿quién te crees que eres?)who do you think you are? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  what role are you playing? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
a efectos de que,
a efectos de que se haga algo
loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa").
formal (expresa finalidad)so as to, in order to exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (formal)for the purpose of exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Se notificó a la autoridad competente a efectos de que se agilice el proceso.
 The appropriate authorities were notified so as to (or: in order to) speed up the process.
a fin de que,
a fin de que se haga algo
loc conjlocución conjuntiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como conjunción ("ya que", "a fin de", "ahora que").
(para que) (with infinitive)in order to advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  so that advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Los dos pusieron de su parte a fin de que terminaran sus conflictos.
 Both of them did their part in order to stop their arguing.
a pesar de que,
a pesar de que se haga algo
loc conjlocución conjuntiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como conjunción ("ya que", "a fin de", "ahora que").
(pese a que, aunque)although, even though conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that."
Note: Se construye con subjuntivo.
 A pesar de que cuentes la verdad, nadie va a creer lo que pasó.
 Although you are telling the truth, no one will believe what happened.
a pesar de que,
a pesar de que se hace algo
loc conjlocución conjuntiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como conjunción ("ya que", "a fin de", "ahora que").
(pese a que, aunque)even though conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that."
  despite conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that."
  despite the fact that exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  even if conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that."
Note: Se construye con indicativo.
 A pesar de que odia madrugar, se levanta temprano todos los días.
 Even though he is not a morning person, he gets up early every day.
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. Despite the bad weather, many people lined the streets for the marathon.
 Even if you tell the truth, nobody is going to believe that it happened.
a sabiendas de que knowing full well that v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
a santo de qué,
a qué santo
loc interjlocución interjectiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como interjección ("hasta mañana", "a que no").
(con qué fin)why on earth exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (slang)why in the hell exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 ¿A santo de qué me sacas lo de mi trauma infantil?
además de que loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (permite añadir una idea)besides the fact that exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  in addition to exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  besides advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Además de que no tengo dinero, no tengo ganas de salir.
 Besides the fact that I don't have money, I don't feel like going out.
 In addition to not having money, I don't feel like going out.
 Besides not having money, I don't feel like going out.
agua que no has de beber,
déjala correr
exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho").
(no inmiscuirse) (don't hoard what you can't use)don't be a dog in the manger v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Ella no te quiere, y deberías dejar que sea feliz. Agua que no has de beber, déjala correr.
al César lo que es del César y a Dios lo que es de Dios exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (equidad)render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's and to God that which is God's exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (informal)give to Caesar what is Caesar's and to God what is God's exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
Note: Cita bíblica.
 El Estado no debe meterse con la Iglesia; al César lo que es del César y a Dios lo que es de Dios.
 The State should not get involved with the Church; render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's and to God that which is God's.
alegrarse de que,
alegrarse de que se haga algo
loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
(reaccionar con alegría)be delighted that, be happy that v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
Note: Se construye con subjuntivo.
 Se alegraron de que terminara la huelga.
 They were happy that (or: were delighted that) the strike was over.
antes de lo que loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (más pronto)earlier than, sooner than exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Me cobró el dinero antes de lo que esperaba.
 He charged me earlier (or: sooner) than I anticipated.
antes de lo que imaginas loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (más pronto de lo previsto)sooner than you could imagine exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  earlier than you can imagine exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Antes de lo que te imaginas, vas a lograr tu objetivo.
 Sooner than you could imagine, you'll achieve your goal.
antes de que before conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that."
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. Before James became a dentist, he taught chemistry at the high school.
antes de que salga el sol before the sun comes up exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  before sunrise exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
antes de que se me olvide exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (para hacer anotación)before I forget exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  before it slips my mind exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Antes de que se me olvide, ¿cómo dijiste que era su nombre?
 Before I forget, what did you say your name was?
antes de que sea before it gets v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  before it's v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. Before it gets cold, Sally is going to buy a snowsuit for her baby.
antes de que sea demasiado tarde exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (en tiempo)before it's too late exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Si la quieres llámala antes de que sea demasiado tarde.
 If you love her, call her before it's too late.
antes de que sea tarde before it gets late v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
antes de que te des cuenta exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (algo rápido o inesperado)before you realize it, before you know it exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Los niños crecen antes de que te des cuenta.
 Children grow up before you know it.
apoyar la tesis de que exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (defender la tesis de que)back the thesis that v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  agree with the argument that v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 El estudiante apoyó la tesis de que las lenguas tienen un origen común.
asegurarse de que loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (comprobar, verificar que)make sure that, be sure that v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
así que si sabes de algo... exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (pide información)so if you know anything exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  so if you've heard anything exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Así que si sabes de algo me avisas, por favor.
 So if you know anything, let me know please.
aumentar la posibilidad de que se produzca increase the likelihood of [sth] taking place v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
bajo el supuesto de que loc conjlocución conjuntiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como conjunción ("ya que", "a fin de", "ahora que"). (suponiendo que, condicional)on the assumption that exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
Note: Se construye con verbo.
 Bajo el supuesto de que viniera en 10 minutos, tampoco nos daría tiempo.
con lo que le dé la gana loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). coloquial (con lo que desee)with whatever you like exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Esta pasta es muy versátil: uno la puede rellenar con lo que le dé la gana. Por lo visto, puedes hacer arte con lo que te dé la gana.
con tal de que,
con tal que
loc conjlocución conjuntiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como conjunción ("ya que", "a fin de", "ahora que").
(para que no)so that exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Debes darle vueltas con tal de que no se queme.
 You should keep turning it so that it doesn't burn.
con tal de que no,
con tal que no
loc conjlocución conjuntiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como conjunción ("ya que", "a fin de", "ahora que").
(siempre que no)as long as conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that."
 Es capaz de llegar a extremos con tal de que no piensen mal de ella.
 He's capable of going to extremes, as long as they don't think poorly about her.
da la casualidad de que exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (pues)it just so happens that v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  what a coincidence that exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Da la casualidad de que iba a verte cuando te encontré.
 It just so happens that I was coming to see you when I found you.
dar de qué hablar loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (motivar rumores)give people [sth] to talk about, make people talk v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  give [sb] food for thought v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 El nuevo peinado de José dio de qué hablar.
 Jose's new hairstyle gave people something to talk about.
dar la impresión de que loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (parecer)give an impression vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  seems to be, seems like v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  looks to be, looks like v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  get the impression vtr + n
 Da la impresión de que Nicolás no quiere venir.
 Nicolas gives the impression that he does not want to come.
 It seems like Nicolas doesn't want to come.
 It looks like Nicolas doesn't want to come.
 I get the impression that Nicolas doesn't want to come.
dar la sensación de que loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (transmitir una emoción) (emotions)get the feeling, get the sensation v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Me da la sensación de que Julia no me quiere más.
 I get the feeling that Julia does not love me anymore.
dar la sensación de que loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (afectar la percepción)seem like, give the impression that, give the sensation that v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  perceive, realise vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  become aware v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Con este calor da la sensación de que todo va a derretir.
 With this heat, it seems like everything is going to melt.
darle la gana de que,
darle la gana que
loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
(querer que algo suceda)have the feeling of doing [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  whenever I feel like it v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
Note: Frecuentemente, se intensifica «gana» con adjetivos enfáticos como «regalada, real» o, en un registro más vulgar, «puta».
 Si a mí me da la gana que no venga, no viene y punto.
darse cuenta de que loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (captar que algo pasa) (US)realize [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (UK)realise [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  notice [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Me doy cuenta de que estás enojado conmigo.
 I realize that you are angry with me.
de ahí que loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (por lo cual)so advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  thus, therefore, hence advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Llovía torrencialmente, de ahí que esa mañana era imposible conseguir un taxi.
 It was raining heavily, so it was impossible to get a taxi that morning.
de forma que,
de forma que se haga algo
loc conjlocución conjuntiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como conjunción ("ya que", "a fin de", "ahora que").
(consecuencia esperada)in order for, in order to conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that."
  so that conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that."
  so as to conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that."
Note: Se construye con subjuntivo.
 Le habló claro de forma que entendiera.
 She spoke to him clearly in order for him to understand.
 She spoke to him clearly so that he understood.
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. Maria put her keys in her purse so as to remember where they are.
de forma que,
de forma que se hace algo
loc conjlocución conjuntiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como conjunción ("ya que", "a fin de", "ahora que").
(consecuencia dada)so, therefore, thus conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that."
Note: Se construye con indicativo.
 Corre todos los días de forma que está agotada.
 She runs every day so she is worn-out.
de lo que no hay loc adjlocución adjetiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adjetivo ("de fácil manejo", "a contraluz", "de fiar"). (aprobación: inigualable)one in a million exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  priceless adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Hace unos pasteles de lo que no hay.
de lo que no hay loc adjlocución adjetiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adjetivo ("de fácil manejo", "a contraluz", "de fiar"). (desaprobar: inigualable)the worst adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  the pits adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 La calidad de esos trapos es de lo que no hay.
de manera que loc conjlocución conjuntiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como conjunción ("ya que", "a fin de", "ahora que"). (así que)so advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  so that advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Voy a ayudarte con tus tareas de manera que puedas irte a jugar con tus amigos.
 I'll help you with your chores so you can go play with your friends.
 I'll help you with your chores so that you can go play with your friends.
de manera tal que,
de manera tal que se haga algo
loc conjlocución conjuntiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como conjunción ("ya que", "a fin de", "ahora que").
(de forma que)so that conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that."
  such that, in order to conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that."
Note: Se construye con subjuntivo.
 Ahorra dinero de manera tal que puedas pagar tus deudas.
 Save money so that you can pay your debts.
de manera tal que,
de manera tal que se hace algo
loc conjlocución conjuntiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como conjunción ("ya que", "a fin de", "ahora que").
(así pues)so that conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that."
  therefore conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that."
Note: Se construye con indicativo.
 Nunca contestó sus cartas, de manera tal que pensó que la había olvidado.
 She never responded to his letters, so that he thought that she had forgotten about him.
de modo que loc conjlocución conjuntiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como conjunción ("ya que", "a fin de", "ahora que"). (de manera que)so that, in order that exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  in such a way exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Decoraré este pastel de modo que parezca una pelota de fútbol.
 I will decorate this cake so that it looks like a soccer ball.
 I will decorate this cake in such a way that it looks like a soccer ball.
de suerte que loc conjlocución conjuntiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como conjunción ("ya que", "a fin de", "ahora que"). coloquial (de forma que)so that conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that."
  in order to conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that."
de tal forma que exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (de modo que)so that exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  in a way that exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Haremos turnos de tal forma que todos puedan descansar.
 We will take turns so that everyone can rest.
de tal manera que,
de tal modo que
exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho").
(de una forma que)in such a way that exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
de tal manera que,
de tal modo que,
de tal forma que
loc conjlocución conjuntiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como conjunción ("ya que", "a fin de", "ahora que").
(entonces)in a way exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
de tal modo que in such a way that exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
de tal suerte que loc conjlocución conjuntiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como conjunción ("ya que", "a fin de", "ahora que"). (de forma que)so that conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that."
  in order to conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that."
de tan que exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (denota exageración)so that exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
Note: Se construye con adjetivo y con verbo.
 Es un relato oscuro pero de tan absurdo que resulta divertido.
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. My sister is so tall that she has to order custom clothes.
dentro de lo que cabe exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (hasta cierto punto)as far as can be expected exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  as far as it goes exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  all things considered exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Los captores lo trataron bien, bueno, dentro de lo que cabe.
 The captors gave him good treatment - well, as far as can be expected.
desde que tengo uso de razón exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (que yo recuerde)as far back as I can remember exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Me gusta el deporte desde que tengo uso de razón.
 As far back as I can remember, I have liked the sport.
después de que [+ indicativo] loc conjlocución conjuntiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como conjunción ("ya que", "a fin de", "ahora que"). (acción pasada)after preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
  once advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Después de que aclararon sus diferencias, los amigos se dieron un abrazo.
 After they worked out their differences, the friends hugged.
 Once they'd worked out their differences, the friends hugged.
después de que [+ indicativo] loc conjlocución conjuntiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como conjunción ("ya que", "a fin de", "ahora que"). (acción habitual)after preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
  once advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Después de que terminan de almorzar, los obreros vuelven al trabajo.
 After the workers have finished eating, they return to work.
 Once the workers have finished eating, they return to work.
después de que [+ subjuntivo] loc conjlocución conjuntiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como conjunción ("ya que", "a fin de", "ahora que"). (acción futura)after preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
  once advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Después de que hagas la tarea, podrás salir a jugar con tus amigos.
 After you finish your homework, you can go outside to play with your friends.
 Once you've finished your homework, you can go outside to play with your friends.
el simple hecho de que,
el simple hecho de que se haga algo
exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho").
(introduce un ejemplo)the simple fact that nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  (formal)the mere fact that nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 El simple hecho de que rechaces una idea no prueba que sea errónea.
 The simple fact that you reject an idea doesn't mean that it is wrong.
el solo hecho de que,
el solo hecho de que se haga algo
exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho").
(simplemente que)the mere fact that nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
Note: Se construye con subjuntivo.
 El solo hecho de que existas me hace feliz.
 The mere fact that you are alive makes me happy.
en caso de que,
en caso de que se haga algo
loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa").
(si pasara algo)in the event that exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
Note: Se construye con subjuntivo.
 Sigan el plan de emergencia en caso de que ocurra una catástrofe.
 Follow the emergency plan in the event that a catastrophe happens.
en ejercicio de las facultades que le confiere loc adv + nf (derechos otorgados)exercising the powers conferred upon you exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  exercising the authority conferred on you exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Tomó la decisión en ejercicio de las facultades que le confiere su cargo.
 She made the decision exercising the powers conferred upon her by her position.
en el caso de que,
en el caso de que se haga algo
loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa").
(si ocurriera algo)in the event that exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
Note: Se construye con subjuntivo.
 En el caso de que cambie de opinión, puede cancelar su pedido.
 In the event that you change your mind, you can cancel your order.
en el entendido de que loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). formal (en el supuesto)on the understanding that exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
en el sentido de que in the sense that exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
en el supuesto de que,
en el supuesto de que se haga algo
loc conjlocución conjuntiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como conjunción ("ya que", "a fin de", "ahora que").
(conjeturando) (with verb)in the event that exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
Note: Se construye con subjuntivo.
 En el supuesto de que tuvieras razón, sería la primera vez en tu vida.
 In the event that you're right, it would be the first time in your life.
en espera de que,
en espera de que se haga algo
loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa").
(aguardando una acción)waiting for [noun] to [+ infinitive] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
Note: Se construye con subjuntivo.
 Estamos en espera de que acepten las condiciones del acuerdo.
en la total seguridad de que exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (siendo seguro que)in full confidence that, completely sure that exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  certain that exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
en vez de que [+ subjuntivo] instead of [+ subject + verb] conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that."
  rather than [+ subject + verb] conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that."
en vista de que exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (ya que)in view of the fact exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  considering that v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  given that v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
encima de que loc conjlocución conjuntiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como conjunción ("ya que", "a fin de", "ahora que"). (además de)on top of the fact that exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Estoy harto: encima de que me mientes, me insultas.
 I am fed up. On top of the fact that you are lying, you are insulting me.
es de agradecer que exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (es bueno que)it is good that exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  thankfully advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Es de agradecer que el jefe se haya tomado la molestia de escuchar nuestros reclamos.
estar cada vez más convencido de que loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (reafirmar idea)be increasingly convinced that v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
esto de que exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (algo que puede pasar)all this about [+ subject + verb] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  this stuff about [+ subject + verb] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Esto de que perdamos clientes por falta de inventario debe evitarse a toda costa.
el hecho de que exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (simple acción)the fact that exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
Note: Se construye con subjuntivo.
 El hecho de que diga conocerme bien, no quiere decir que sea verdad.
 The fact that he says that he knows me well doesn't mean that it's true.
hipoteca que grava más de un bien grupo nomgrupo nominal: Expresión que combina un sustantivo con sus modificadores y complementos, que forman una expresión compuesta usual, sin llegar a ser una locución nominal fija ("adjudicación de herencia", "despedida de soltero"). (fin: sobre más de un bien)mortgage established on more than one asset nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
independientemente de adv + prep (aparte de lo que)independent of what exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  regardless of what exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
Note: Se construye con pronombre relativo.
 Independientemente de lo que yo prefiera, hay que hacer lo correcto.
 Independent of what I prefer, I have to do what is right.
independientemente de adv + prep (aparte de que)independent of whether exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  regardless of whether exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
inmediatamente después de que loc conjlocución conjuntiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como conjunción ("ya que", "a fin de", "ahora que"). (tan pronto como)as soon as advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  immediately after adv + prep
la de que loc conjlocución conjuntiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como conjunción ("ya que", "a fin de", "ahora que"). (esa que)that which conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that."
la de que loc conjlocución conjuntiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como conjunción ("ya que", "a fin de", "ahora que"). (la cual)that what conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that."
la imagen que tiene de the image he has of exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
llegar a la conclusión de que loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (concluir, inferir)come to the conclusion that v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Por su actitud llegamos a la conclusión de que no quiere estar aquí,
lo que dé de sí la noche exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (lo que surja)whatever happens v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (literal)whatever the night brings v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 No sé qué voy a hacer hoy, esperaré lo que dé de sí la noche.
lo que me queda de vida exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (el tiempo por vivir)what I have left of life, what is left of my life v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  for the rest of my life exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Quiero disfrutar lo que me queda de vida, me voy de viaje.
lo que queda de mí exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (mi estragado yo)what remains of me v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  what is left of me v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
más de lo que esperaba loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (excede expectativas)more than I thought, more than I expected v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Recibí más de lo que esperaba como pago por mi trabajo.
 I received more than I thought as payment for my work.
ni que fuera de oro exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). coloquial (es muy caro)no way!, fat chance!, get out of here! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
 ¿El anillo cuesta cien dólares? ¡Ni que fuera de oro!
no darle la gana de que,
no darle la gana que
loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
con subjuntivo (negarse a que algo suceda)not feel like [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
Note: Frecuentemente, se intensifica «gana» con adjetivos enfáticos como «regalada, real, realísima» o, en un registro más vulgar, «puta».
 Lo siento por ella pero a esta casa no volverá a poner un pie sencillamente porque a mí no me da la gana que ustedes se vean.
no hacer mucho que loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (haber pasado poco tiempo)hardly, barely advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  only recently exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 No hace mucho que la conozco y ya siento que somos viejas amigas.
no hay de qué,
de nada
exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho").
cortesía (respuesta a agradecimiento)don't mention it! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
  not at all! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
 –Gracias por toda tu ayuda. –No hay de qué.
 Thanks for all your help. - Don't mention it!
no hay duda de que exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (expresa certeza)without a doubt exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  undoubtedly advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 No hay duda de que la Tierra es redonda.
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