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Principal Translations
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al contrac (a + el)to, to the preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
 Aún voy al colegio.
 I still go to school.
 
Additional Translations
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al [periodo] de haber hecho algo loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (al transcurrir)after advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  right when advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
Note: Se construye con sustantivo de tiempo y con participio.
 Al mes de haber dejado el alcohol volvió a caer en la bebida.
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. She got married a year after having graduated from college.
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¡al agua patos! loc interjlocución interjectiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como interjección ("hasta mañana", "a que no"). (llamamiento al baño) (water, bath)Dive in!, Jump right in! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
¡Vete al diablo! loc interjlocución interjectiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como interjección ("hasta mañana", "a que no"). peyorativo (rechazar a alguien) (US, pejorative)go to hell! exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  leave me alone! exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (UK)piss off! exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 ¡Vete al diablo! No quiero volver a verte.
 Go to hell! I don't want to see you again.
¡Vete al infierno! loc interjlocución interjectiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como interjección ("hasta mañana", "a que no"). informal (no me importas nada)Go to hell! exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 ¿Que no me quieres volver a ver, dices?: entonces, ¡vete al infierno!
¡Vete al infierno! loc interjlocución interjectiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como interjección ("hasta mañana", "a que no"). informal (déjame en paz)Go to hell! exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Vete al infierno de una vez; ¿no ves que estoy ocupado?
¡Virgen de la teta al hombro! sweet Jesus! oh, my God!
  oh, my fucking God!
¡voto a Dios y al Chápiro Verde! what the hell! I swear to God
a correr al parque exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). Costa Rica (usada para despedir)catch you on the flip side interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
 Hasta otro día, hala, ¡a correr al parque!
a la fresca,
al fresco
loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa").
(en lugar fresco)in the cool air prep + n
  outside in the fresh air exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Se sentaron a la fresca en un lugar resguardado del sol.
 They sat down in the cool air in a place that was out of the sun.
a ras de,
al ras de
loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa").
(casi tocando)skim vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  almost touching adv + adj
 El avión volaba a ras del suelo.
 The plane skimmed the ground.
a tenor de,
al tenor de
loc preplocución preposicional: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como preposición ("a favor de", "en torno a").
(tomando en cuenta)based on, based off exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  building on, building off exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 A tenor de su comentario, me gustaría decirle un par de cosas.
 Based on his comment I'd like to tell him a few things.
a voleo,
al voleo
loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa").
(sembrar: arrojando semillas)scatter vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  randomly advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  haphazardly advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
a voleo,
al voleo
loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa").
(de manera irreflexiva)thoughtlessly advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  impulsively advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  suddenly advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  quickly advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
abierto al público loc adjlocución adjetiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adjetivo ("de fácil manejo", "a contraluz", "de fiar"). (accesible al comprador)open to the public adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
acción al portador loc nom flocución nominal femenina: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como sustantivo femenino ("casa de citas", "zona cero", "arma secreta"). gen pl (fin: acción propiedad de quien la posea) (general)bearer stock nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  (specific company)bearer share nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
acciones al portador loc nom fpllocución nominal femenina plural: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como sustantivo femenino plural ("aguas termales", "pompas fúnebres"). (finanzas: propiedad de quien las posea)bearer shares nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors."
  bearer stock nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
adaptar al cine loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (una obra literaria)adapt for film, adapt to film v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  make a film version, make a movie version v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 «El libro de la selva» fue adaptado al cine por Disney en 1967.
 "The Jungle Book" was adapted for film by Disney in 1967.
¡Al abordaje! exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (grito de asalto a barco) (attack a ship)Board her! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
  All aboard! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
 Al grito de ¡al abordaje!, los marineros tomaron la embarcación.
 At the shout of "board her!" the marines took the boat.
al abrigo de algo loc preplocución preposicional: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como preposición ("a favor de", "en torno a"). (protegido)sheltered by [sth], under the shelter of [sth] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Llovía y los niños esperaban el autobús al abrigo de un árbol.
 It was raining and the children waited for the bus under the shelter of a tree.
al abrigo de loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (bajo la protección de)in [sb]'s care, under [sb]'s wing exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
al acecho loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (vigilante)in wait advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. The robbers were lying in wait for the rich man.
al aire,
al viento
loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa").
(sin cubrir)leave out vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
  leave exposed v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 No dejes el arroz al aire que se pone duro.
 Don't leave out the rice or it will get hard.
al aire loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (piedras preciosas)exposed adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Lleva las esmeraldas montadas al aire en sus pendientes.
 She wears exposed emeralds on her earrings.
al aire loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (gafas)exposed adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Me encantan las gafas con cristales al aire, son muy elegantes.
 I love glasses with exposed diamanté; they are very elegant.
al aire loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (sin fundamento)vague adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  (uncertainty)up in the air adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  (haphazardly)willy-nilly advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 No puedes ir lanzando promesas al aire, que luego nos decepcionas.
 You can't go making vague promises only to let us down later on.
al aire loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (en vivo: radio, televisión) (live broadcast)on the air, on air advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Se cayó el decorado mientras transmitían al aire.
 The set fell down while they were on air.
al aire libre loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (lugar abierto)outdoors preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
  (UK)out of doors preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
 Me gusta comer al aire libre, es genial en primavera.
 I like to eat outdoors, especially in the springtime.
al ajillo loc preplocución preposicional: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como preposición ("a favor de", "en torno a"). (con salsa de ajo)with garlic exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  in garlic exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  in a garlic sauce exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Estas gambas al ajillo también llevan guindilla.
 These shrimp cooked with garlic also have chili peppers.
al ajoarriero loc preplocución preposicional: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como preposición ("a favor de", "en torno a"). (estilo culinario)cooked with garlic, oil and peppers exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 El bacalao al ajoarriero se hace con patatas, ajo, huevo y aceite.
al alba loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). literario (al amanecer)at dawn, at sunrise advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 El prisionero será colgado al alba, con la primera luz.
al alcance loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (posible de conseguir)in reach, within reach adv + adj
 No dejar las medicinas al alcance de los niños.
 Don't leave medicine in reach of children.
al alcance de,
a su alcance
loc adjlocución adjetiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adjetivo ("de fácil manejo", "a contraluz", "de fiar").
(fácil de conseguir) (formal)within your grasp preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
  (informal)within reach preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
  (project, topic)within scope preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
 El álgebra no está al alcance de todo el mundo.
 Algebra is not within everyone's grasp.
al alcance de la mano,
a mano
loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa").
(fácil de conseguir)close at hand, close by advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  within reach advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 No tengo el ordenador al alcance de la mano ahora, luego lo miro. Déjame esos papeles sobre el escritorio para tenerlos a mano.
 My computer isn't close by right now, so I'll check it later.
al alcance de todos,
al alcance de cualquiera
loc adjlocución adjetiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adjetivo ("de fácil manejo", "a contraluz", "de fiar").
(fácil de conseguir)accessible to all adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  within everyone's reach exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 El tabaco es un vicio al alcance de todos.
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. High-quality healthcare is accessible to all residents.
al alimón loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (conjuntamente)jointly, together advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
al alza loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (en ascenso)upwards advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  (stock market)bullish adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Los precios de las acciones están al alza desde hace dos días.
 The value of the shares has been moving upwards for two days.
al amanecer loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (al alba)at daybreak, at dawn advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Salieron toda la noche y llegaron a su casa al amanecer.
 They partied all night and got home at dawn.
al amor de loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (junto a)under [sth] preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
  next to [sth] preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
 Me encantan las cenas al amor de las velas.
al amor de,
a su amor
loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa").
(lugar)under [sth] preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
 Me gusta descansar al amor de la sombra de los árboles.
al amor de la lumbre,
al amor del fuego
loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa").
(cerca del calor)get close to the fire v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Pónte al amor de la lumbre, que ahí vas a coger frío.
al amor del agua loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (algo reprobable)go with the flow v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 No le riñas tanto al niño, deja que haga las cosas al amor del agua.
al amor del agua loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (con la corriente)go with the current v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Dejaron que la barca se fuera al amor del agua, sin timón ni tripulantes.
al amparo de loc preplocución preposicional: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como preposición ("a favor de", "en torno a"). (con la ayuda de)under the shelter of, under the protection of exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 La organización sobrevive al amparo de sus patrocinadores.
 The organisation survives under the shelter of (or: under the protection of) its sponsors.
al año loc preplocución preposicional: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como preposición ("a favor de", "en torno a"). (pasado un año)after a year exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  within a year exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Se fueron a vivir juntos, y al año tuvieron su primer hijo.
 They moved in together and after a year had their first child.
 They moved in together and within a year had their first child.
al anochecer loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (al caer la noche)at night, at nightfall preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
 Manuel llegará al anochecer, a eso de las 21:30.
 Manuel will arrive at night, at about 9:30 PM.
al arrimo de algo loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (bajo su protección)with help from, with support from exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  with the help of, with the support of exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Nos refugiamos de la tormenta al arrimo del alero de la ventana.
 We protected ourselves from the storm with help from the eaves of the window.
al ataque loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (disposición para atacar)attack vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Las tropas iban al ataque.
al azar loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (sin lógica, sin seguridad)randomly advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  frivolously advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  leave it up to fate v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 No dispares tu escopeta al azar que puedes matar a alguien.
 Don't shoot your shotgun randomly or you might kill someone.
al bies loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (en diagonal)on the bias advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  bias cut vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Tienes que cortar la madera al bies, de esquina a esquina.
al borde loc preplocución preposicional: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como preposición ("a favor de", "en torno a"). (espacio físico: al filo)on the edge preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
 No dejes que los niños se acerquen tanto al acantilado, me da pánico verlos al borde.
 Don't let the children get so close to the cliff. It makes me panic when I see them on the edge.
al borde de,
al borde de algo
loc preplocución preposicional: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como preposición ("a favor de", "en torno a").
(espacio físico: cercanía) (body of water)on the shore preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
  at the edge of preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
 El piso está al borde del mar.
 The apartment is on the shore of the sea.
al borde de,
al borde de algo
loc preplocución preposicional: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como preposición ("a favor de", "en torno a").
(situación desfavorable)on the verge of preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
 Me tienes al borde de un ataque de nervios con tanta insistencia.
 You have me on the verge of a nervous breakdown with so much insistence.
al borde del colapso loc preplocución preposicional: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como preposición ("a favor de", "en torno a"). figurado, coloquial (persona: muy debilitada) (literal, figurative)about to collapse exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  on the verge of collapse exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Carga un estrés tremendo por todo el trabajo acumulado; está al borde del colapso.
 She is under tremendous stress with all the accumulated work; she's about to collapse.
al borde del colapso loc preplocución preposicional: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como preposición ("a favor de", "en torno a"). (actividad: desestabilización)about to collapse, on the verge of collapse exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Los mercados y la economía están al borde del colapso.
al borde del precipicio,
al borde del abismo
loc preplocución preposicional: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como preposición ("a favor de", "en torno a").
figurado (peligro muy grande) (figurative)at a cliff's edge, at the edge of a precipice exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  on a knife's edge exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Muchos catastrofistas piensan que estamos al borde del abismo.
 Many doomsayers think that we are at a cliff's edge.
al cabo afterwards, subsequently, following, then advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
al cabo de loc preplocución preposicional: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como preposición ("a favor de", "en torno a"). (después de)after preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
  afterwards advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Mi colega salió de la oficina y regresó al cabo de unas horas.
 My colleague left the office and returned after a few hours.
 My colleague left the office and returned a few hours afterwards.
al cabo que anyways advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
al calor de loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (al abrigo de)by the warmth of exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
al canto loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (al borde)on the edge advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 No dejes los vasos al canto, que se van a caer de la mesa.
al canto loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (inevitablemente)inevitably advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Voy a tener que desmentir esto al canto, no hay otra manera.
al canto loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). coloquial (estupendamente) (figurative)fit like a glove v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Esta madera me viene al canto para el mueble que estoy haciendo.
al canto loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (inmediatamente)immediately advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 En cuanto le dije que yo pagaba, sacó el dinero al canto para pagar él.
al canto de loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (al borde de)on the edge of advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 No pongas los vasos al canto de la mesa, que alguien los va a tirar.
al canto del gallo loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). coloquial (al amanecer)at the break of dawn exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  at the crack of dawn exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Mañana nos despertaremos al canto del gallo para aprovechar el día.
al carbón,
al carboncillo
loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa").
(dibujo) (art)charcoal nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 Es un especialista del dibujo al carbón.
 He's a specialist at charcoal drawings.
al carbón,
al carboncillo
loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa").
(técnica culinaria)on the grill preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
  on the barbecue preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
 Me gusta cocinar al carbón y al aire libre.
 I like to cook on the grill in the fresh air.
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.
al cien por cien,
al ciento por ciento
loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa").
coloquial (por completo)one hundred per cent exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  in top form exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 El defensa aseguró que ya se encuentra al cien por cien y que volverá a la cancha para participar en el fogueo.
 The defense stated that it is now one hundred percent.
al ciento por ciento,
al cien por cien
loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa").
coloquial (expresa totalidad) (colloquial)all out, full blast exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  one hundred percent advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Nos hemos estado esforzando al ciento por ciento. Las máquinas están funcionando al ciento por ciento de su capacidad.
 We have been struggling all out. The machines are running full blast (OR: all out).
al cobro upon delivery, COD adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
al compás de loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (al ritmo de)to the rhythm of, to the beat of advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Bailaban al compás de la música.
al contado loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (en efectivo)cash advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  in cash advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  in one payment, in one instalment, up front exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Prefiero pagar al contado y no a crédito.
 I prefer to pay cash and not on credit.
 I prefer to pay in cash and not on credit.
al contrario,
por el contrario
loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa").
(expresa oposición)on the contrary, to the contrary advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
Note: Cuando encabeza la oración, se separa con una coma del resto del enunciado.
 A Álvaro no le importó que yo saliera con Fernando. Al contrario, le alegró que me llevara bien con su amigo.
 Alvaro didn't mind that I went out with Fernando. On the contrary, he was glad I got along with his friend.
al contrario,
todo lo contrario
loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa").
(expresa oposición)on the contrary advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  (UK)quite the opposite advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
Note: Cuando aparece al final del enunciado, se separa por medio de una coma o de un punto y coma de la idea a la que se opone.
 No tengo problema con dejar que mis hijos salgan solos; al contrario.
 I don't have issues with letting my kids go out alone; on the contrary.
 I don't have a problem letting my kids go out alone; quite the opposite.
al contrario de loc preplocución preposicional: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como preposición ("a favor de", "en torno a"). (expresa oposición)contrary to, in contrast to advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  unlike advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
Note: Se separa con una coma de la primera parte del enunciado.
 El copiloto se quedó solo en la cabina, al contrario de lo que estipulaba el protocolo.
 The copilot was left alone in the cabin, contrary to (or: in contrast to) what was stipulated in the protocol.
al contrario que loc preplocución preposicional: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como preposición ("a favor de", "en torno a"). (expresa oposición)unlike advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  in contrast to advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  as opposed to advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
Note: Se separa por medio de comas o de rayas del resto del enunciado.
 Nuestra empresa, al contrario que muchas compañías de la competencia, no transmite los datos confidenciales de nuestros clientes.
 Our company, unlike much of our competition, doesn't share our clients' confidential data.
al corriente loc preplocución preposicional: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como preposición ("a favor de", "en torno a"). (enterado)in the know, up to date, in the loop adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  be informed v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 ¿No estás al corriente? Ha habido un accidente.
 You aren't in the know? There has been an accident.
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. Maria likes to be informed about recent scientific findings.
al corriente de loc preplocución preposicional: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como preposición ("a favor de", "en torno a"). (enterado de)up-to-date with exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 No suelo estar al corriente de las noticias, son todas malas.
al cuadrado loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (multiplicado por sí) (number)squared adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Para resolver el ejercicio, debes elevar el resultado al cuadrado.
 To solve the problem, you need the result squared.
al cual loc prnllocución pronominal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como pronombre ("alguno que otro", "con quien", "el que"). (al que)to which pronpronoun: Replaces noun--for example, "He took the cookie and ate it." "I saw you yesterday."
  to whom pronpronoun: Replaces noun--for example, "He took the cookie and ate it." "I saw you yesterday."
 El público al cual se orienta no se siente representado.
 The public to which they are oriented does not feel represented.
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. The person to whom you are referring hasn't been here in over a year.
al cubo loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (tres veces por si) (number)cubed adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Debes elevar el resultado al cubo para terminar.
 You must make the number cubed to finish.
al cuidado de loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (a cargo de)under the care of, in the care of exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Dejamos los niños al cuidado de su abuela.
 We leave the children in the care of (or: under the care of) their grandmother.
al derredor loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (en contorno)around preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
 Hay una valla al derredor de la parcela.
al descubierto loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (expuesto)bring to light, bring into the open v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Los videos secretos pusieron al descubierto los cuestionables manejos del presidente de la asociación.
 The secret videos brought to light (or: brought into the open) the questionable practices of the President of the association.
al descuido loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (con disimulo)in an unguarded moment exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  due to carelessness exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Le robaron la cartera al descuido.
al desgaire loc preplocución preposicional: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como preposición ("a favor de", "en torno a"). (descuido, desinterés)carelessly advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  without interest advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  without paying attention advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Se puso el traje de comunión al desgaire, estaba claro que no le gustaba.
al desnudo loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (sin adorno ni cubierta)naked, nude adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  bare adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  in the nude advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  (slang)in the buff advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
al despuntar el alba,
al rayar el alba
loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa").
(al amanecer)at the break of dawn, at the crack of dawn advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  at daybreak, at sunrise advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Partiremos de Toledo al rayar el alba, con la primera luz.
al detalle loc preplocución preposicional: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como preposición ("a favor de", "en torno a"). (al por menor)retail advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Es una tienda que vende al detalle.
 It is a retail shop.
al día up to date adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  (payment)current adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
al día de hoy loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (a esta fecha)today advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  these days, up to the present day exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Al día de hoy todavía no recibimos noticias de él.
 Today we still haven't had any news from him.
al día siguiente loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (el día después)the next day, the following day exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Se fueron de fiesta y al día siguiente tenían un terrible dolor de cabeza.
 They went partying and the next day they all had terrible headaches.
al diablo con loc interjlocución interjectiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como interjección ("hasta mañana", "a que no"). (no me importa nada)to hell with exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  the devil take it! exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 ¡Al diablo con Pedro! ¡Después de lo que hizo no quiero volver a verlo!
al dorso loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (parte de atrás)on the back prep + n
 Encontrarán las respuestas al dorso del ejercicio.
 You will find the answers on the back of the exercise.
al filo loc preplocución preposicional: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como preposición ("a favor de", "en torno a"). (al borde)on the edge preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
 No me gusta que te acerques tanto al acantilado, estás al filo.
 I don't like you getting so close to the cliff. You are on the edge.
al filo de loc preplocución preposicional: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como preposición ("a favor de", "en torno a"). (al borde de)on the edge of preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
 Han puesto los vasos al filo de la mesa, en un extremo.
 They have put the glasses on the edge of the table, at the end.
al filo de loc preplocución preposicional: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como preposición ("a favor de", "en torno a"). (proximidad temporal)right around the corner exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (emphatic)on the verge of exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Estamos al filo de las navidades, más vale que compremos los regalos ya.
 Christmas is right around the corner, we better buy our presents already.
al filo de la muerte loc preplocución preposicional: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como preposición ("a favor de", "en torno a"). (con riesgo para la vida)on the brink of death exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Muchos alpinistas llegan a tener accidentes que los llevan al filo de la muerte.
al filo de la noticia loc preplocución preposicional: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como preposición ("a favor de", "en torno a"). (a pie de noticia)at the source of the news, at the heart of the news exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 A los reporteros de guerra les gusta estar al pie de la noticia.
al fin loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (finalmente)finally interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
  in the end exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 ¡Al fin conseguí terminar el libro!
 Finally, I was able to finish the book!
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