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a little (of)

un poco de

a little sugar

un poco de azúcar

a little while ago

hace poco

a month ago

hace un mes

a month, per month

al mes

a week from today

de hoy en ocho días

a short while after ... a poco de ...

a week from yesterday

de ayer en ocho días

a week, per week

a la semana

a year ago

hace un año

about the end of, around the end of

a fines de

about, around

a eso de

about, concerning

acerca de

above all, especially

sobre todo

across, through

a través de

again

de nuevo

again, another time, once more

otra vez

all of a sudden

de repente

all right, okay

está bien

all those that

todos cuantos

almost, nearly

por poco, un poco

along

a lo largo de

an hour ago

hace una hora

and as if that were not enough ...

y por si eso fuera poco ...

And then?  So what?

¿Y bien?

anothertime, once more, again

otra vez

anyway, in any case

de todos modos

anyway, in any case, at any rate

de todos modos

apparently

al parecer, por lo visto

around

airededor de

around here, this way

por aquí

around the beginning of

a principios de

around the end of, about the end of

a fines de

around the house

alrededor de la casa

around the middle of

a mediados de

around, about

a eso de, en torno de

as a matter of fact, in fact

en efecto

as far as I am concerned, as for me

por mi parte

as for me, as far as I am concerned

por mi parte

as for, with regard to, in regard to

en cuanto a

as for, with regard to, in regard to

en cuanto a

as if como si

as long as, seeing that…, since

ya que

as soon as

en cuanto, tan pronto como

as soon as possible

cuanto antes, lo más pronto posible

as soon as, after

luego que

as well as, the same as

lo mismo que

aside from

aparte de

at an early hour, at daybreak

a la madrugada

at any rate, anyway, in any case

de todos modos

at dawn

de madrugada

at daybreak

al romper el día

at every moment, at every turn

a cada instante

at every turn, at every moment

a cada instante

at first

al principio, al pronto

at full speed

a todo correr

at home

en casa

at last, finally

al fin, por fin

at least

al menos, a lo menos, por lo menos

at most

a todo

at one's ease a pierna suelta

at the end of

al cabo de

at the same time

a la vez, al mismo tiempo

at the top of, up, on top of

en lo alto de

at this moment

en este momento

at this point en esto

at times, sometimes

a veces

because of ... a causa de ...

before

antes de

beside, next to

al lado de

besides, next to

junto a

besides además de
blindly a ciegas

by airmail

por avión

by bicycle

en bicicleta

by car

en coche

by day, in the daytime

de día

by hand

a mano

by heart (memorized)

de memoria

by leaps and bounds

a saltos

by night, at night, during the night

de noche

by no means, no way

de ningún modo, de ninguna manera

by phone

por teléfono

by the day, per day

por día

by the hour, per hour

por hora

by the week, per week

por semana

carelessly

sin cuidado

close to, near

cerca de

commonly, generally, usually

por lo común

commonly, generally, usually

por lo común

concerning, about

acerca de

consequently

por consiguiente

consequently, therefore

por lo tanto

current, up to date

al día

day by day

de día en día, día por día

Do it now!

¡Hazlo ya!

down, below

de abajo

each time

cada vez

early in the evening

por la noche temprano

early in the morning

por la mañana temprano

especially, above all

sobre todo

even though

y eso que

every day

todos los días

every night

todas las noches

every week

todas las semanas

every year

todos los años

everybody

todo el mundo

everywhere

en todas partes, por todas partes

everywhere

por todas partes

exactly, sharp (when telling time)

en punto

excuse me, with your permission

con permiso

few times, rarely

raras veces

finally

al cabo

finally, at last

al fin, por fin

find someone, to meet someone

dar con alguien

first of all, in the first place

ante todo

for example

pro ejemplo

for just now, for the present

por ahora

for my part

para mí

for that matter

para eso

for that reason, therefore

por eso

for the present, for just now

por ahora

for the same reason

por lo mismo

for the time being

por de pronto

for the time being, in the meantime

por el pronto

forever

para siempre

free

de balde

frequently

con frecuencia

frequently, often

a menudo

from day to day

de día en día

from now on

de aquí en adelante

from time to time

de cuando en cuando, de vez en cuando

from today on, from now on

de hoy en adelante

generally, usually

por lo general

generally, usually, commonly

por lo común

gladly, with much pleasure

con mucho gusto

Good luck!

¡Qué la vaya bien!, ¡Qué lo pase usted bien!

high up, up en alto

home (going to)

a casa

How awful! ¡Qué barbaridad!

I am coming!

¡Ya voy!

I don't think so.  I think not.

Creo que no.

I should certainly think so!

¡Ya lo creo!

I think so.

Creo que sí.

if only ...

si ya ...

immediately

en seguida

in a bad mood

de mal humor

in a few days

en pocos días

in a hurry

de prisa

in a little while, in a short while

dentro de poco

in a loud voice

en voz alta

in a low voice

en voz bajo

in a short while, in a little while

dentro de poco

in accord, in agreement

de acuerdo

in addition to además de

in agreement, in accord

de acuerdo

in all its parts

en un todo

in another way

de otra manera

in any case, anyway

de todos modos

in any case, at any rate, anyway

de todos modos

in case of

en caso de

in each and every way

en todo y por todo

in fact, as a matter of fact

en efecto

in fashion

de moda

in front of

frente a

in my opinion

a mi parecer

in order that, so that

para que, a fin de que

in place of, instead of

en lugar de

in short en suma

in spite of ...

a pesar de ...

in spite of being

para ser

in spite of everything

así y todo

in that way

de esa manera, de ese modo

in the afternoon

por la tarde

in the afternoon (with a specific time)

de la tarde

in the air, undecided en vilo

in the direction of

con rumbo a

in the distance

a lo lejos

in the evening

por la noche

in the evening (with a specific time)

de la noche

in the first place, first of all

ante todo

in the house of

en casa de

in the long run

a la larga

in the meantime, for the time being

por lo pronto

in the meantime, for the time being

por el pronto

in the middle of

en medio de

in the morning

por la mañana

in the morning (a specific time)

de la mañana

in the morning (no specific time)

por la mañana

in the morning (with a specific time)

de la mañana

in the open air, outdoors

al aire libre

in the Spanish style

a la española

in this way

de esta manera, de esta modo

in vain

en vano, en balde

in writing

por escrito

instead of

en vez de

instead of, in place of

en lugar de

It cannot be help.  There's no way.

No hay remedio.

It does not matter.

No importa.

It is probably ...

Debe de ser ...

It is to my liking.

Es de mi agrado

It is too bad.

Es lástima

It isn't so.  It isn't true.

No es verdad.

It isn't true.  It isn't so.

No es verdad.

it makes no difference

lo mismo da

It ought to be ...

Debe ser ...

jokenly, in fun

en broma

kneeling

de rodillas

lacking, needed, to be wanting

hacer falta

little by little

poco a poco

many times

muchas veces

more and more (each time)

cada vez más

most of the time las más veces

naturally, of course, immediately

desde luego

naturally, of course, immediately

desde luego

near, close to

cerca de

nearly, almost

por poco, un poco

next to, beside

al lado de

next week

la semana que viene

next year

el año que viene

no longer

ya no

no sooner said than done

dicho y hecho

no way, by no means

de ningún modo, de ninguna manera

not only ... but also

no ya ... sino

not to be in the mood for jokes

no estar para bromas

not to be so important no ser para tonto

not yet

todavía no

nothing like it, unparralleled

sin ejemplo

nothing new, same as usual

sin novedad

nowadays

hoy día

nowhere

en ninguna parte

of course

por supuesto

Of course!

¡Ya lo creo! ¡Pues ya!

of course, immediately, naturally

desde luego

often, frequently

a menudo

okay, alright

está bien

on board

a bordo

on foot

a pie

on horseback

a caballo

on the contrary

al contrario, por lo contrario

on the following day, on the next day

al día siguente

on the next day, on the following day

al día siguente

on the occasion of

con motivo de

on the other hand

en cambio

on time

a tiempo

on top of it, at the top of, up

en lo alto de

on top of, at the top of, up

en lo alto de

once una vez

once more, again, anothertime

otra vez

once more, one more time

un vez más

one by one

de uno en uno, uno a uno

one more time, once more

un vez más

one of these days

un día de éstos

otherwise

de otro modo

out of breath

sin aliento

outdoors, in the open air

al aire libre

outside of fuera de

per day, by the day

por día

per month, a month

al mes

per week, a week

a la semana

per week, by the week

por hora

per week, by the week

por semana

perhaps

tal vez

please

por favor

please be good enough to

tener la bondad de

presently

a poco

probably a lo mejor
provided that con tal que

rarely, few times

raras veces

really, truly

de veras

rely on, to trust (in) confiar en

retail

al por menor

right away

luego luego

right here

aquí mismo

right now

ahora mismo

right there

allá mismo

round-trip ticket

un bilette de ida y vuelta

safe and sound

sano y salvo

same as usual, nothing new

sin novedad

see you again

hasta la vista

see you later, until later

hasta luego

see you then

hasta entonces

see you tomorrow, until tomorrow

hasta mañana

seeing that…, since, as long as

ya que

several times

varias veces

sharp, exactly (when telling time)

en punto

shortly after

poco después

shortly before

poco antes

since, as long as, seeing that ...

ya que

so that, in order that

para que

So what?, And then?

¿Y bien?

someday

algún día

sometime

alguna vez, algunas veces

sometimes

unas veces

sometimes, at times

a veces

standing

de pie

suddenly

de pronto

That is to say

Es decir ...

that very thing

eso mismo

the bad part, what is bad

lo malo

the best part, what is best

lo mejor

The fact is ...

Es que ...

the first thing I must say

lo primero que debo decir

the good part, what is good

lo bueno

the more ... the more ...

cuanto más ... tanto más ...

the same as, as well as

lo mismo que

the same old story

lo mismo de siempre

the same old thing

el mismo de siempre

the same thing, the same

así mismo, lo mismo

the same, the same thing

así mismo, lo mismo

the whole family

toda la familia

there has been ..., there have been ...

ha habido ...

there was ..., there were ...

había …, hubo …

there were…, there was..

había …, hubo …

there will be ...

habrá ...

there would be ...

habría ...

therefore, for that reason

por eso

There's no way.  It cannot be helped

No hay remedio.

this very day

hoy mismo

this way, around here

por aquí

through, across

a través de

throughout

por todo

to (on, at) the left

a la izquierda

to (on, at) the right

a la derecha

to abuse, overindulge in abusar de

to agree

estar de acuerdo

to agree on quedar en
to agree to convenir en
to approach acercarse a

to ask a question

hacer una pregunta

to be a fan of

ser aficionado a

to be a question of, to deal with tratarse de
to be about to ... estar para ...

to be afraid of

tener miedo de

to be all ears

ser todo óidos

to be aware of, to realize

darse cuenta de

to be back

estar de vuelta

to be careful

tener cuidado

to be fashionable, to be in fashion

estar de boga

to be getting late

hacerse tarde

to be happy about alegrarse de

to be in a good mood

estar de buenas

to be in a hurry

tener prisa

to be in agreement with

estar conforme con, estar de acuerdo con

to be in fashion, to be fashionable

estar de boga

to be in favor of

estar por

to be kind to

ser amable con

to be late in, to delay in tardar en

to be lucky

tener suerte

to be pleased to, to delight in complacerse en
to be satisfied with contentarse con

to be standing

estar de pie

to be supposed to haber de

to be up to date

estar al día

to be used as, to serve as servir de

to be wanting, lacking, needed

hacer falta

to be wanting, lacking, needed

hacer falta

to become

hacerse

to become accustomed to acostumbrarse a
to become fond of aficionarse a
to begin to comenzar a, empezar a, ponerse a

to break, to tear into pieces, to smash

hacer pedazos

to care for, to take care of cuidar de
to change (clothes, planes, subjects, etc.) cambiar de

to clap one's hands

dar unas palmadas

to come to an understanding with entenderse con
to complain about quejarse de
to consent to consentir en
to consist of constar de, consistir en
to count on contar con
to deal with, to be a question of tratarse de
to delay in, to be late in tardar en
to delight in, to be pleased to complacerse en
to depend on depender de
to dream of (about) soñar con

to embrace

dar un abrazo

to enjoy disfrutar de, gozar de
to enter entrar en

to face

dar a

to fall in love with enamorarse de

to feed

dar de comer a

to feel (to be) cold

tener frío

to feel (to be) hungry

tener hambre

to feel (to be) sleepy

tener sueño

to feel (to be) thirsty

tener sed

to feel sorry for, to pity compadecerse de

to feel (to be) very cold

tener mucho frío

to feel (to be) very thirsty

tener mucha sed

to feel (to be) very warm

tener mucho calor

to feel (to be) warm

tener calor

to find out about enterarse de

to find something

dar con algo

to finish off, to put an end to acabar con
to forget olvidarse de
to fulfill cumplir con
to get in to (vehicle) subir a
to get into meterse en
to get ready to disponerse a
to get tired of cansarse de

to give one's regards

dar recuerdos a

to give something to drink

dar de beber a

to go for a drive

dar un paseo en coche

to go for a short walk

dar una vuelta

to go horseback riding

dar un paseo a caballo

to go shopping

ir de compras

to harm oneself, to hurt oneself

hacerse daño

to harm someone

hacer daño a alguien

to have a headache

tener dolor de cabeza

to have a stomache ache

tener dolor de estómago

to have little to do

tener mucho que hacer

to have something to do

tener algo que hacer

to hit against

dar contra

to hurry

darse prisa

to hurt oneself, to harm oneself

hacerse daño

to insist on empeñarse en, insistir en
to invite to invitar a
to lack carecer de
to laugh at reírse de
to learn how to aprender a
to look like parecerse a

to mail, to post a letter

echar al correo

to make fun of burlarse de
to make up one's mind to resolverse a
to marry casarse con

to mean

querer decir

to meet someone, find someone

dar con alguien

to need

hacerle falta

to notice fijarse en
to overindulge in, to abuse abusar de

to pack one's suitcase

hacer la maleta

to pack one's trunk

hacer el baúl

to pay a visit

hacer una vista

to pick a quarrel with meterse con
to pity, to feel sorry for compadecerse de
to play (sports, cards, etc.) jugar a

to play a joke

hacer una broma

to play the role of

hacer el papel de

to plunge into, to get into meterse en

to post a letter, to mail

echar al correo

to prepare to prepararse a
to put an end to, to finish off acabar con
to put up with conformarse con

to realize, to be aware of

darse cuenta de

to recall, to remember acordarse de
to refuse to negarse a
to remember, to recall acordarse de

to ride a bicycle

dar un paseo en bicicleta

to run by leaps and bounds

ir a todo correr

to run into (collide) tropezar con
to say goodbye to despedirse de

to say good morning  to someone

dar los buenos días a alguien

to serve as, to be used as servir de

to shake hands with each other

darse la mano

to shake hands with someone

dar la mano a alguien

to shout

dar voces

to smash, to break, to tear into pieces

hacer pedazos

to smash, to break, to tear into pieces

hacer pedazos

to smell like oler a
to sound like sonar a
to stop cesar de

to strike against

dar en

to strike the hour

dar la hora

to strive esforzarse en

to take a trip

hacer un viaje

to take a walk

dar un paseo

to take care of cuidar de

to take place

tener lugar

to take the blame for something

tener la culpa de algo

to taste of saber a
to think about (consider) pensar en
to trust fiarse de
to trust (in), rely on confiar en
to try hard to, to strive esforzarse en
to try to tratar de

to welcome

dar la bienvenida

to whisper in one's ears

decirle al oído

to worry about preocuparse de

to, toward

para con

tomorrow afternoon

mañana por la tarde

tomorrow evening, tomorrow night

mañana por la noche

tomorrow morning

mañana por la mañana

tomorrow night

mañana por la noche

tomorrow night, tomorrow evening

mañana por la noche

toward, to

para con

truly, really

de veras

twice, two times

dos veces

two times, twice

dos veces

two weeks

quince días

undecided, in the air en vilo

undoubtedly, without a doubt

sin duda

unfortunately

por desgracia

unparralleled, nothing like it

sin ejemplo

until later, see you later

hasta luego

until now

hasta ahora

until now, up to here

hasta aquí

until tomorrow, see you tomorrow

hasta mañana

unwillingly

de mala gana

up, high up en alto

up to date, current

al día

up to here, until now

hasta aquí

upstairs

de arriba

What a day! ¡Vaya (un) día!

What a pity!

¡Qué lastima!

What are you saying! ¡Vaya una cosa!

what is bad, the bad part

lo malo

what is best, the best part

lo mejor

what is good, the good part

lo bueno

what is written

lo escrito

whatever is kind

lo simpático

whatever it may be

sea lo que sea

wholesale

al por mayor

willingly

de buena gana

with open arms

con los brazos abiertos

with regard to, in regard to, as for

en cuanto a

with your permission, excuse me

con permiso

without a care a pierna suelta

without a doubt, undoubtedly

sin duda

without fail

sin falta

Yes, indeed!

¡Ya se ve!

yesterday afternoon

ayer por la tarde

yesterday evening

ayer por la noche

yesterday morning

ayer por la mañana

You are welcome

De nada. No hay de qué.