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1

Atraer la atención de alguien

Catch someone's eye
Grab someone's attention

2

Pretender ser, suponerse que, tener la intención de

Be meant to + INF

3

Exactamente tan bueno como

Every bit as good as

4

Concentrarse

Focus the mind, concentrate

5

Intentar, probar algo

Have a go/shot at doing ST
I'm not sure if I can make it, but I'll have a go/shot

6

En dosis pequeñas

In small doses

7

Me pone de los nervios

It gets on my nerves
It gets my goat
Conservative ideas really get my goat

8

Ser bastante fácil

Be on the easy side, be easy-ish

9

Es un golpe bajo

It's below the belt

10

Por curiosidad

Out of interest

11

A largo plazo, a la larga

Over the long term
In the long run

12

Para mí

To my mind

13

Más pronto o más tarde

Sooner or later

14

Tomar contacto

To touch base

15

De todos modos

All the same

16

Entre medio

Among, (amidst)

17

Como si

As if
As though

18

A voluntad, cómodamente

At someone's ease

19

Además

Besides, moreover, furthermore

20

Por tu causa

For your own sake

21

Por el bien de

For the sake of

22

Por casualidad

Happened to

23

Por cierto

Indeed, by the way

24

Al filo de

On the brink of
On the verge of
On the brink of doing something

25

Descompuesto (nervios)

Out of sorts

26

Hacia atrás y hacia delante

Back and forth
To and fro

27

Ligeramente

Slightly

28

Tener manía a alguien

To have got it in for someone
My teacher has got it in for me

29

Afinar tus habilidades

To hone your skills

30

Pasar de algo

To cop out of something

31

Resultar, salir

Turn out to + INF
It turned out to be a lier
Prove to + INF
She proved to be an excellent secretary

32

Recaudación de fondos

Raising funds

33

Somos tres en la familia

There are three of us in my family

34

Así, de modo que, por consiguiente

Thus
Thereby (Adverb or connector)
He withdrew from the competition, thus allowing his rival to win
Corruption exists, thereby lowering economic growth

35

Considerando que

Considering that
Considering the fact that
Considering that I'd like to go

36

Tomar parte en

Take part in
I'd like to take part in the event

37

Tener en cuenta

Bear in mind
I hope these comments will be kept in mind

38

Marcar el principio de

Mark the beginning of

39

Estar dirigido a, estar pensado para

To be aimed at
The concert is aimed at young people

40

Al pie de la letra

To do something by the book

41

Teóricamente

Theoretically

42

Es un secreto a voces

This is an open secret

43

Muy puro, impoluto, sin mancha

As pure as the driven snow
Whiter than white
Squeaky clean

44

¡Menos mal!

Just as well!

45

Hay muchas/pocas posibilidades de que...

There is every likelihood of it raining
There is every likelihood that it rains
There is little likelihood of their/them winning the cup
There is a strong/distinct/real possibility I could get an Erasmus grant
There is a slight/remote/outside chance she will love you
You have/stand every/a strong/a good chance of getting the job

46

Marcar la línea, decidir no hacer algo

To draw the line at doing something

47

Tiene vida propia

It has a mind of its own

48

Hacer economías, ahorrar

To scrimp and save

49

Estar en números rojos

To be in the red
To be overdrawn

50

La intención es lo que cuenta

It's the thought that counts

51

En el medio está la virtud

More than enough is too much

52

Boca a boca

Word-of-mouth

53

Días de vacas flacas

The rainy days

54

Irse de juerga

To go on a spree
I went on a spending spree

55

Impulsivamente

On impulse
Sleepwalkers buy things on impulse

56

Gastar el dinero muy rápido y alegremente

Spend money like water
Get through money like water
Go through money like water

57

No quedarse a la zaga, no ser menos, no quedarse atrás

Not to be outdone
Nadal is a very good player, but Federer is not to be outdone

58

De mala gana, de manera reacia

Reluctantly

59

Por lo tanto

Therefore
I think, therefore I am
Consequently

60

Mantener las apariencias, querer tener lo que tiene el vecino

Keep up with the Joneses
Keep up with the appearances
Keep up with the Gateses

61

Llegar tu San Martín, recibir tu merecido

To get your come-uppance

62

El elemento sustancial, el todo, el sine qua non

The be-all and end-all
The aspects are not the be-all and end-all that modern astrologers make them

63

Como si no hubiera mañana

Like there was no tomorrow
As if there was no tomorrow
Jim's spending money like there was no tomorrow

64

Mientras que (conjunción adversativa)

Whereas/while/whilst
Buying online is easy, whereas selling can be complex

65

Zigzaguear entre el tráfico

To weave in and out
The cyclist was weaving in and out of the traffic

66

Pujar en una subasta

To bid at an auction
To make a bid

67

De la nada, sin avisar, inesperadamente

Out of the blue
My cousins turned up out of the blue on Christmas Day
Jazztel rings you up out of the blue

68

¡Venga ya!

Come off it!

69

Estar sin blanca

To be broke

70

Una mano de pintura

A coat of paint

71

Jugarse la vida

Dice with the death

72

Dar ventaja

Give an edge, give advantage

73

Llevar algo a la mente de alguien

Bring something to mind
I use verbs, because they bring vivid and vibrant images to mind

74

Llevar algo a la memoria de alguien

To drive something into someone's memory
This image drives the message deep into people's memory

75

Crear una imagen

Create an image
These ads create a powerful mental image

76

Cubrir tus espaldas

Cover your back
Cover your ass
Watch your back

77

Algo verdaderamente sin éxito

A bit of disaster
My attempt was a bit of disaster

78

Haber conseguido algo, tener éxito en algo

To be home and dry
When I signed the contract I thought I was home and dry

79

No saber qué hacer

To be at a loss
I'm at a loss to know what to do now

80

A posteriori, en retrospectiva

With hindsight
With hindsight, I think I was naive

81

Enseguida, ahora mismo, de inmediato

Straightaway
You don't have to tell them straightaway, just wait for the right time

82

Tomar a broma, no tomar en serio

To laugh something off
I tried to tell her she looked beautiful, but she laughed it off

83

Salirse de lo común, destacar

To stand out in a crowd
She really stands out in a (from the) crowd

84

Conseguir pronunciar algo

To get someone's tongue round ST

85

Perder el trabajo, ser despedido

To be made redundant
Everyone is scared they are going to be made redundant
To be fired
To get the sack
To be given the axe
To be given the boot
To be shown the door

86

Conseguir su objetivo, resolver el problema

To do the trick
I fixed it with masing tape. That will do the trick!

87

Decisión del momento, espontánea

Snap decision
Never make a snap decision when you are hungry

88

Ser introvertido, no hablar con la gente, estar encerrado en sí mismo

To keep oneself to oneself
He's a very private person - he keeps himself to himself

89

Entender una situación incorrectamente

To get the wrong end of the stick
I said how nice she was and Julie got the wrong end of the stick and thought I wanted to go out with her

90

Encontrar la horma de tu zapato, tu media naranja

Meet someone's match
I met my match - a boyfriend who made me look it

91

Ponerse en posición de

To rush into the position of

92

Por la misma regla de tres

By the same token
Some say he's a real charmer, but by the same token are put off by his manner

93

Estar dispuesto a

To be willing to + INF

94

Ponerse de los nervios uno a otro

To get on each other's nerves

95

Pinchar, hacer la puñeta a alguien

To wind/rub someone up the wrong way

96

Despreciar, mirar por encima del hombro

To look down on someone
He looks down on poor people

97

Fallarle a alguien, no ayudar a alguien especialmente si lo necesita

Turn your back on someone

98

Llevarse como el perro y el gato

To fight like cats and dogs

99

Ir muy bien (una relación)

To get on like a house on fire
To get along like a house on fire

100

Ser muy parecidos, ser como dos gotas de agua (para relaciones positivas)

To be like two peas in a pod

101

(No) ver las cosas como el otro

To (not) see eye to eye

102

Ser completamente diferentes

To be like chalk and cheese

103

Crear una gran tensión en una relación

To put a great strain on a relationship

104

Ser un coñazo, ser un grano en el culo

To be a pain in the neck

105

Ponerle los cuernos a alguien

To cheat on someone
To play away from home

106

Tomarle el pelo a alguien

To take the Mickey/Michael out of SO
To pull SO's leg
To kid SO
To tease SO
To make fun of SO

107

Mucho

A lot, much, a great deal, a good deal
People smile a great deal

108

Por casualidad

By chance
Medical discoveries made by chance

109

Pensándolo mejor, pensándolo dos veces

On second thoughts
On second thoughts they seem to be closer than friends

110

Volverse loco

Go crazy
Go (a)round the bend
Come (a)round the bend

111

Vengarse de alguien por algo

To get even with SO (for ST)
To take revenge on SO
To get your own back on SO

112

Continuar sin hacer caso

To carry on regardless

113

Sacar dinero del cajero

To go to the 'hole-in-the-wall'

114

Más vale prevenir que curar

Prevention is better than cure

115

Seguir de cerca

To keep tabs on SO/ST
I like to keep tabs on my bank account
I'll keep tabs on her whereabouts

116

En el sentido tradicional de la palabra

In the traditional sense of the word

117

Considerar como

Consider to be
They considered him to be a fool

118

A pie

On foot
The best buildings are reachable on foot

119

Sin ninguna duda

Without a doubt, without doubt
Doubtless
Undoubtedly

120

En su apogeo

At one's peak
The slave trade was at its peak in America
At the height of
At its height

121

Sumérgete en

Immerse yourself in
Immerse yourself in the american way of life

122

Explora por ti mismo

Explore by yourself
Don't forget to explore by yourself!

123

"Algo" es así

ST is like that
Cambridge is like that

124

Calcular a ojo

To do a rough calculation

125

Por presión popular (de tus amigos)

Out of peer group pressure
I began smoking out of peer group pressure

126

Tomar medidas físicas, medir

Take measurements

127

Tomar medidas políticas, decidir

Take measures

128

Sea como sea

Be that as it may

129

El mundo es un pañuelo

It's a small world

130

Estar en misa y repicando

To take it both ways
To have your cake and eat it

131

Si bien es cierto que, aunque, no obstante (formal)(En lugar de even if, although, but)

Albeit
I'm powerful albeit small
Yeats thus suggest the inspiring, albeit sorrowful, nature of love

132

En la medida en que, asumiendo que

Inasmuch as
I like sport, inasmuch as it keeps me healthy
Insofar as, insomuch as, in that

133

Con referencia a

By reference to

134

Darle sentido a algo, llegar a entender algo

Make sense of something
Scientists observe the world and try to make sense of it

135

Sea esto o lo otro

Be it 'something' or 'something'

136

A expensas de

At the expense of
He lived a comfortable existence at the expense of the masses

137

Poner a alguien a los pies de los caballos, especialmente en un trabajo

To push/throw someone in at the deep end

138

De repente, en el momento, de manera espontánea

On the spur of the moment
We decided to go on the spur of the moment

139

Llevar a en coche

To give someone a lift/drive/ride
Someone is giving me a lift/ride/drive home

140

Cuidar del fuerte

To hold the fort
I'm going next door. You stay here and hold the fort

141

Acuñar un término, dar un nombre

Coin a term
He coined the term 'Murphy's Law' during a project
Coin a phrase

142

Atascarse

Get stuck
I got stuck in the mud

143

Mantener tu respiración

Hold your breath
Some people can hold their breath under water for a long time

144

Sufrir un tirón muscular

Pull a muscle
Athletes can pull a muscle if they don't warm up properly before they run

145

Ganarse (bien) la vida

Make a (good) living
Scientists can make a good living if they write books

146

Piratear ordenadores

Hack into computers
People hack into computers to get personal information illegally

147

Priorizar el trabajo

Prioritise your work
It's important to prioritise your work

148

Hacer experimentos

Conduct experiments
Scientists conduct experiments on animals before trying new drugs on humans

149

Cuestión de opiniones

A matter of opinion

150

Giro del destino, golpe del destino, vuelta de la vida

Twist of fate
When something goes wrong it may be an accident or a twist of fate

151

Sentido de la curiosidad

Sense of curiosity
Children have a highly developed sense of curiosity

152

No es física nuclear

This isn't rocket science
Designing a website isn't rocket science

153

Carga con la cuenta, asumir el pago

To foot the bill
I bought a new computer and my father will foot the bill

154

En el origen del problema, en la raíz del problema

At the root of the problem
The way they talk each other is at the root of the problem

155

No ser una ciencia exacta

To be not an exact science
Advertising is not an exact science

156

Poca cosa

Not a big deal

157

Ser claro, hablar claramente

Be straight
You're better being straight with her

158

Tener un record, poseer una marca

To hold a record (for)
Carl Lewis held some records years ago
She holds the record for running a mile

159

Estar en posesión de un pasaporte

To hold a passport
If one holds a passport, one can use it

160

Mantener una reunión

To hold a meeting
We must hold a meeting to examine the list of matters

161

¡No puedo más!

I can't hack it!

162

No sirve de nada hacer algo

To be pointless to do/doing ST

163

Tomarse un descanso de

To take a break from
He took a brake from processing tax returns

164

Dirigido hacia, dirigiéndose contra

Heading for
They found a comet heading for Earth

165

Darle (buen) uso a algo

To put ST to (good) use
He put the power of his PC to use

166

Por parte de

On the part of
No expertise is required on the part of the user

167

Por si esto fuera poco, además

On top of that
The singer did not turn up and of top of that it poured with rain

168

Llamar a la prudencia, advertir

To sound a note of caution (about)
I would sound a note of caution about this problem

169

Rendir homenaje, brindar tributo, alabar

To pay tribute to
We'd like to pay tribute to all the musicians

170

Estar loco por

To be crazy about/for
She is crazy for Latin American music
To be mad aboutI'm mad about the boy

171

De lejos, con diferencia

By far
Their latest album is the best by far
By far and away
Germany is by far and away our biggest market

172

Mostrar/tener interés por algo

To show/have interest in ST
He has never shown any interest in learning a musical instrument

173

Tener en cuenta

Take into account
The plans to build do not take into account the effect on the environment

174

Aguantar una situación dolorosa o desagradable, hacer de tripas corazón

To bite the bullet
You'll just have to buy the bullet and tell her your decision

175

Ser lo bastante listo o sabio como para no hacer algo

Know better than to do ST
He should have known better than to lie to his parents like that

176

Servir como aviso

To serve as a warning
His punishment should serve as a warning for the others

177

Ser muy cauteloso, especialmente en el trato con otras personas

To play one's cards close to one's chest
He is very cautious. He plays his cards close to his chest

178

Cambio de siglo

Turn of the century
John designed this hotel at the turn of the century

179

Poner el pie en un sitio

To set foot on/in
Armstrong set foot on the moon

180

Hacer que alguien se dé cuenta de algo

To bring it home to someone

181

Estar al alcance de alguien

To be within someone's grasp
Both these goals are well within our grasp

182

Correr el riesgo

To run the risk

183

Conducir un coche

To run a car

184

Manejar tu negocio, llevar tu empresa

To run your business

185

Ser muy bueno en algo, jugar en otra liga

To be in a class of one's own
As a player, he was in a class of his own

186

Perder la perspectiva, no distinguir qué es lo importante

To miss the point
You've missed the point. The problem is not the money, it's how you use it

187

Darle importancia a algo o a alguien

To make a point of SO/ST
Don't make a point of John's comment

188

No poder menos que

Can't help but
She's very pretty, I can't help but admire her

189

Ser demasiado, ser pedir mucho

To be a tall order
That's a tall order!

190

Estar en muchos apuros, estar con el agua al cuello

To be up the creek
If the car breaks down we're really up the creek

191

Mantener el punto de vista opuesto

To hold the opposite point of view

192

Ya ser hora

To be about/high time + UNREAL
It's about/high time Fred learnt (UNR) how to tie his shoelaces

193

Torcerse el tobillo

Twist the ankle/knee
Footballers are at risk of injury, and often twist their ankle

194

Una decisión demasiado apresurada

A hasty decision

195

Vísteme despacio, que tengo prisa

More haste, less speed

196

Estar en las afueras, en el culo del mundo

To be in the sticks
A woman from a small village out in the sticks

197

Resultó ser una pequeña decepción

It came as a bit of disappointment to me

198

Guardar rencor a alguien, tener algo contra alguien

To hold/have ST against SO
To bear a grudge against SO

199

Mantener un trabajo

To hold down a job
I've been fired four times. I just can't hold down a job!

200

Ocupar un puesto elevado, tener responsabilidad

To hold high/an office

201

Recibir un título, obtener una titulación

To hold a degree
She held her university degree last year

202

Bajo ninguna circunstancia (INV)

On no account
On no account are you to leave the door unlocked
Under no circumstances
Under no circumstances must he be left alone
In no way
In no way can you deny that you were involved

203

Alrededor de

Somewhere in the region of
We have somewhere in the region of 500 firefighters in Valencia