WordReference English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014:

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en preppreposición: Une términos o cláusulas dentro de la oración, creando una relación particular ("el libro de Juan", "caminé de mi casa a la tuya"). (dentro de)in preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
  inside preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
 La llave está en el cajón.
en preppreposición: Une términos o cláusulas dentro de la oración, creando una relación particular ("el libro de Juan", "caminé de mi casa a la tuya"). (encima de)on preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
  on top of rep
 La comida está en la mesa.
en preppreposición: Une términos o cláusulas dentro de la oración, creando una relación particular ("el libro de Juan", "caminé de mi casa a la tuya"). (período de tiempo)in preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
  for, at preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
  during preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
 Vendremos en Navidad o en verano.
 We'll come for Christmas or in the summer.
en preppreposición: Une términos o cláusulas dentro de la oración, creando una relación particular ("el libro de Juan", "caminé de mi casa a la tuya"). (tiempo: dentro de)  (before the end of)in, within preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
 El médico volverá a visitarle en unos días.
en preppreposición: Une términos o cláusulas dentro de la oración, creando una relación particular ("el libro de Juan", "caminé de mi casa a la tuya"). (indica modo)by preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
  in the preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
 Los niños van al colegio en autobús.
en preppreposición: Une términos o cláusulas dentro de la oración, creando una relación particular ("el libro de Juan", "caminé de mi casa a la tuya"). (sobre)on preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
 Hay un póster en la pared.
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WordReference English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014:

Compound Forms:
en | EN | en. |
¿Cómo se dice… en…? how would you say… in…?
¿Cómo te fue en el examen? how did you do in the test?
¿Cómo te va en…? how is it going in… how are things in…
¿en qué consiste…? what's the meaning of…
  what is it, really?
¿en qué medida…? to what extent...?
  how much? how well?
¿en qué mundo vives? what were you thinking?
  what possessed you?
¿en qué parte…? in what part of…?
¿en qué puedo servirle? how may I help you? What can I do for you?
¿en qué trabaja usted? what do you do?
   (formal)what's your profession?
¿en serio? seriously? are you serious?
  honestly?
¿en verdad?   ( )is that so? is that true?
   ( )really?
¿qué tienes en contra de? what do you have against it?
[adverbio en -mente] hablando
hablando [+ adverbio en -mente]
[adverb ending in -ly] speaking
a la hora en punto (a la hora exacta)on the dot preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
  right on time 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 hour preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
a voz en cuello shouting, at the top of your lungs
acoger en su seno take under your wing, shelter, welcome, accept as one of your own
acordado en agreed on in, decided in
actuar en consecuencia act accordingly
agarrar a alguien con las manos en la masa fr hecha (pillar, atrapar)catch [sb] red-handed v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  catch [sb] with their hands in the cookie jar v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  catch [sb] with their pants down v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
ahogar sus penas en algo loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (emborracharse)  (figurative)drown yourself in your sorrows v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  drink your sorrows away v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 He drowned himself in his sorrows after he lost his job.
ahogar sus penas en el alcohol drown one's sorrows in alcohol
ahogarse en un vaso de agua make a mountain out of a molehill, a tempest in a teapot
al menos en principio loc preplocución preposicional: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como preposición ("a favor de", "en torno a"). (por ahora)at least initially exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
alma en pena loc nom (desgraciado)  (no direction)lost soul nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 Anda por ahí, llorando como un alma en pena.
 He was around here, weeping like a lost soul.
alma en pena loc nom religión (ánima del Purgatorio)  (Catholicism)soul in Purgatory nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 Se solían rezar misas por las almas en pena.
 They prayed masses for the souls in Purgatory.
alma en vilo 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"). (expectante)  (figurative)on pins and needles exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
   (UK)on tenterhooks exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Estoy con el alma en vilo esperando el resultado del examen.
 I am on pins and needles waiting for the test results.
alto en el camino stop along the way, stop on the road nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
alzarse en armas take up arms
amigo en común nmnombre masculino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente masculino ("televisor", "piso"). (amigo mutuo)mutual friend nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 No tenemos muchos amigos en común.
 We don't have many mutual friends.
ampliar sus conocimientos en algo loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (estudiar a fondo)increase your knowledge of [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  increase your understanding of [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
andar como en las nubes with your head in the clouds, daydreaming
andar en be doing something, busy with something
andar en bicicleta ride a bicycle, be on a bicycle, go for a bike ride
andar en boca de todos be talked about, be the talk of the town, be the subject of gossip
andar en la calle to be out, out and about
   (literally)in the street
andar en las nubes daydream, have your head in the clouds
andar en malos pasos be up to no good
andar en pelotas walk around naked, go naked
andar en taxi go by taxi, take a taxi, take a cab, be in a taxi, be in a cab
andar en terreno be in the field, be on the ground
animales criados en libertad free range, free-range cattle
animales en peligro de extinción endangered species
animar en los estudios encourage studying, encourage learning
anotación en cuenta account entry
anotaciones en los libros de contabilidad ledger entries, accounting entries
anotar en make a comment in, write a note in
antecedentes en cifras loc nom mlocución nominal masculina: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como sustantivo masculino ("ojo de buey", "agua mala"). (datos históricos)historical statistics nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors."
  historical facts nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors."
 Los antecedentes en cifras pueden depender de quien cuente la historia.
 The historical statistics can depend on who is telling the story.
antes de entrar en before entering, before going in
antes de entrar en materia exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (frase de preámbulo)before we get down to business exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  before we get started exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Antes de entrar en materia, cuéntenme cómo les fue el fin de semana.
 Before we get down to business, tell me how it went this past weekend.
antigüedad en el empleo loc nom (años trabajados)seniority nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  seniority in a job nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  number of years spent in a job nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
antigüedad en la compañía seniority in a company, years working for a company, years in a business
anunciarse en recepción check in at the reception desk, sign in at reception
anuncio publicado en el diario newspaper ad, newspaper advertisement
   (UK)newspaper advert
aparcamiento en doble fila loc nom (tráfico: en paralelo)double parking nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
aparcar en batería
estacionar en batería
loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
(diagonalmente)park on an angle v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Es difícil aparcar en batería en esta calle tan angosta.
 It's tough to park on an angle on this narrow street
aparcar en la acera (dejar el automóvil en zona peatonal)park on the sidewalk v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
aparcar en segunda fila loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (en paralelo)double park v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
aparecer en el mercado loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (producto nuevo)appear on the market v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  appear in the market v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Los robots industriales aparecieron en el mercado en 1937.
 Industrial robots appeared on the market in 1937.
aparecer en películas appear in movies, appear in films
apariciones en medios escritos appearance in print media
aplicar la ley en vigencia apply the law currently in force
aportes en especie nmplnombre masculino plural: Sustantivo masculino que se usa únicamente en plural ("maritates", "víveres"). (sociedad: capital social)corporate contributions nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors."
 No hubo buenos aportes en especie en el mes pasado.
 Last month there were no corporate contributions.
apostar en su momento por bet in its time for
apoyar el pie en el suelo set one's foot on the ground
apoyarse en un esquema rely on an outline v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
apoyarse unos en otros support each other, rely on each other
apoyo técnico en materia de technical support on the subject of
aprender ingles y no morir en el intento learn English and not die trying
aprendizaje en línea loc nom (por internet)online learning nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
aproximadamente en los meses de around the months of, approximately in the months of
apto para la venta en farmacias lod adj (medicina: aprobada)appropriate for sale in pharmacies adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  suitable for pharmaceutical sales adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
apuesta en contra loc nom (oposición)bet against v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
apuntar en write down in, put down in
apuntarse en una lista get on a list, join a list
apurar a alguien en algo loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (dar prisa)hurry [sb] up with [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
arco en punta pointed arch
   (architecture)ogive arch, ogival arch
ardiendo en ira y deseo burning with fury and desire
ardor en la boca del estómago loc nom (reflujo gástrico)acid reflux nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
arquitecto en prácticas architectural intern
arraigar en... settle in
arrasar en triumph in, be victorious in
arrojar a alguien en una celda loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (encerrar)throw [sb] in a cell v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
artículo en promoción sale item
as en la manga ace up the sleeve
asesino en potencia potential killer, potential murderer
asesino en serie nmnombre masculino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente masculino ("televisor", "piso"). (asesino serial)serial killer nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
asesoría en terreno on-site advice, consulting in the field
asistencia en carretera loc nom (auxilio)roadside assistance nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
asistencia en el hogar home help
asistencia en el viaje travel assistance
asistencia en ventas sales assistance
asistir en help with
asunto en cuestión issue in question, issue at hand
atención en la conducción paying attention while driving
atender en español answer in Spanish, provide assistance in Spanish
atrapado en mis propios pensamientos caught up in my own thoughts, trapped in my mind
atrapado en un sueño trapped in a dream, caught up in a dream
atrapados en caught in, trapped in
audiencia de hoy en día today's audience
auge en las exportaciones loc nom (en alza)export boom nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  export surge nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
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