WordReference English-Spanish Dictionary © 2015:

Principal Translations
es que exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (introducción de explicación)it's just that exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  the thing is exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 
Additional Translations
el chiste es que se haga algo exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (la cuestión es que se actúe)the point is to do [sth] about it exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
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WordReference English-Spanish Dictionary © 2015:

Compound Forms:
¿Cómo es posible que…? how is it possible that...? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
¿Cómo es que…? exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (¿Por qué?)how is it that...? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
¿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, etc.)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."
¿Es verdad que…? exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (¿es cierto eso?)Is it true that…? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
¿No es verdad que...? exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (¿es cierto que...?)Isn't it true that…? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 ¿No es verdad que habrá un recorte de personal?
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."
 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.
antes que luz es carbón  (literal)before light is coal v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Todo, como el diamante, antes de luz es carbón.
así es que exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (así pues)so conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that."
 This sentence is not a translation of the English sentence. Susan came to class late every day, so the principal called her parents.
desde que el mundo es mundo exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (siempre)since the world began exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
el asunto es que… exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (lo que sucede es que...)the thing is… exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 This sentence is not a translation of the English sentence. I want to invite Michael to the party, but the thing is that he always starts a fight.
el chiste es que exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). AmL (la cuestión es que)the main thing is that [+ verb] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
Note: Se construye con subjuntivo.
 Usa el método que quieras, el chiste es que llegues al resultado correcto.
el que avisa no es traidor exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (advertencia)you were warned exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  you were given fair warning exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  forewarned is forearmed exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 A la mínima oportunidad que tenga lo hago. El que avisa no es traidor.
 At the least opportunity, I will do it. You were warned.
el tema es que… exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (la cuestión es que...)the thing is that… v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  the fact is that... v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  the point is that... v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
es cierto que exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (admite argumento)it is true that exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  it is certain that exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
es comprensible que it is understandable that
es de agradecer que (dar gracias)it is good that exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (informal)thankfully exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
es evidente que exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (es obvio que)it is clear that, it is evident that exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (informal)it's obvious that exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
es lo que hay exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (lo que tenemos)what you get exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  what there is exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Si buscas comida, lo que servimos es lo que hay.
 If you're looking for food, what we serve is what you get.
es peor el remedio que la enfermedad exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (la solución lo empeora)the cure is worse than the disease exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
es por eso por lo que loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (de ahí que)that is why, that's why v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  it is for that reason that v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Es por eso por lo que nos sentimos tan orgullosos.
es una pena que exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (es una lástima que)it is a shame that exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  too bad that exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
eso es a lo que iba,
a eso iba
loc conjlocución conjuntiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como conjunción ("ya que", "a fin de", "ahora que").
(ese es el asunto)that is where I was going v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Eso es a lo que iba, no te puedes quedar a vivir aquí.
 That's where I was going, you can't stay and live here.
la cosa es que exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). coloquial (la cuestión es que)the thing is that exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
la esperanza es lo último que se pierde exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (exhorta a ser optimista)hope springs eternal v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  hope is the last thing to die, hope is the last thing to go v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 A pesar del diagnóstico, la esperanza es lo último que se pierde.
la información que se ofrece es the information provided is v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
la intención es lo que cuenta it's the thought that counts v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
la pena es que exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (lo malo es que) (dated)it's a pity, it's a shame exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (colloquial)too bad exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
la realidad es que exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (la verdad es que)in fact, in reality exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  the reality is that exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  the truth of the matter is that exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  the truth is exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
la triste realidad es que exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (la triste situación es que)the sad reality is exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  the sad truth is exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
lo cierto es que exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (la verdad es que)the fact is that, the truth is that exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
lo fuerte es que exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (lo grave es que)the serious part is that v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  the striking thing is that v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
lo importante es que exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (lo que importa es que)what is important is that v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  what matters is that v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  the important thing is v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
lo más probable es que exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (hay mucha probabilidad de que)the odds are that exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  it is more than likely that exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 This sentence is not a translation of the English sentence. The odds are that Richard left without saying a word.
lo mejor es que exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (lo más bueno es que)the best part is that exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
lo otro es que loc prnllocución pronominal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como pronombre ("alguno que otro", "con quien", "el que"). (otra cosa)aside from that, apart from that advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Puedes ignorarlo, es cierto, pero lo otro es que le reclames directamente.
lo que es necesario which is necessary, that is necessary exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
lo que está claro es que exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (lo evidente es que)It is clear that exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  what is clear is exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  evidently advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
lo que importa es what is important is
lo que pasa es que exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (lo que sucede es que)what's happening is that, what's going on is that exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  the thing is that exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
lo que priva es what is trendy is
  what is popular is
nada es lo que parece exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). coloquial (apariencias engañan)nothing is what it seems v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Vemos espejismos, nada es lo que parece.
no es oro todo lo que reluce,
no todo lo que brilla es oro
exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho").
(apariencias engañan)everything that glitters is not gold exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  all that glitters is not gold exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  not everything that shines is made our of gold exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Ella es bonita pero mala, no es oro todo lo que reluce.
 She's pretty but she's evil; everything that glitters isn't gold.
no es posible que,
no es posible que se haga algo
exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho").
(expresa imposibilidad)[sth] can not be 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.
 No es posible que sea verdad, debe ser una broma.
no saber lo que es loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (ignorar, no conocer)not know what it's like v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  not know what it is v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Nació entre pañales de seda, no sabe lo que es la pobreza.
no todo lo que brilla es oro All that glitters is not gold
paciencia,
piojos,
que la noche es larga,
paciencia,
piojo,
que la noche es larga
exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho").
(esperar algo con calma)take it easy there's a long night ahead exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  haste makes waste exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Les dejo aquí mi relato, hasta otro día. Paciencia, piojos, que la noche es larga.
que es para hoy exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (date prisa) (exclamation)we haven't got all day! excl
  hurry up! get a move on! excl
 Sal ya de la ducha; que es para hoy.
 Get out the shower already, we haven't got all day!
si es cierto que if it's true that exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
si es que so, although
si es que los hay exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (hay cada uno que...)if there are any exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  if any exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
si no fuera por lo que es exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (de no ser por eso)if it weren't the case v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  if it weren't for that v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
tal es así,
que
such is the case that v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
tampoco es que exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (no quiero decir que)it's not the case that v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  neither is it that v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
tanto es así que such was the case that, so much so that v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
todo es como tiene que ser everything is the way it should be
todo es del color del cristal con que se mira,
todo es según el color del cristal con que se mira
exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho").
(cuestión de perspectiva)it all depends on how you look at it exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
Note: Refrán: Verso de Ramón de Campoamor.
 Nada es del todo malo o del todo bueno; todo es según el color del cristal con que se mira.
 Nothing is all bad or all good: it depends on how you look at it.
todo lo que te diga es poco exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (no hay palabras para ello)I could never overstate it exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  I couldn't tell you enough exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  it's impossible to exaggerate exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  everything I could say falls short exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Todo lo que te diga es poco, mi casa es peor que un manicomio.
 I could never overstate it, my house is worse than an insane asylum.
y el caso es que and the thing is that exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
y es que and the thing is
y es que parece ser que and it seems that
ya es hora de que it is time that v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
yo sé lo que es caer y volver a levantarse I know what it means to fall and pick myself up again v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
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