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1

Del mismo modo, de la misma manera

In the same way
In the same way, dialog among civilizations must be stimulated

2

En contraste con, a diferencia de

In contrast to
In contrast to weapons of mass destruction, such weapons would not be instruments of containment

3

Aprender algo de memoria

To learn ST by heart
When I was a child, I learned my times-tables by heart

4

A diario, todos los días

On a daily basis
There is a gym to exercise on a daily basis

5

Según mi experiencia personal

In my personal experience
In my personal experience, this procedure has been a failure

6

Tener algo en común con

To have ST in common with
We must concentrate on what we have in common

7

Ser más o menos lo mismo

To be much the same
Seven years later, the situation was much the same

8

Hay pocas diferencias entre

There is little to choose between
There is little to choose between PP and PSOE

9

Es curioso que me lo preguntes

It's funny you should ask
It's funny you should ask, we were talking about it yesterday

10

Aprovecho la menor ocasión para

I use every chance I have to
I use every chance I have to listen to music

11

Tanto la primera como la segunda fotografía...

Both the first and the second pictures...

12

Extraigo la impresión

I get the impression
I get the impression that we all believed together in his story

13

Tengo la impresión

I've got the feeling
I've got the feeling that tonight is gonna be a good night

14

El tiempo que empleo en algo es valioso

It's very precious the time I spend + ING

15

Personalmente hablando

Personally speaking

16

Desde mi punto de vista

For my part
In my view

17

Juzgando por

Judging by
Judging from
Judging by the first picture, ...
Judging from past experience, ...

18

Es muy probable

It's more than likely
In all probability

19

Hablando por mí mismo

Speaking for myself

20

Viajar ligero de equipaje

To travel light
The missionary must travel light and adapt himself to the country

21

Ir con retraso, ir tarde

To run late
I'd love to stop and talk to you, but I'm running late for an important meeting
This train always run late

22

Cualquier cosa menos

Anything but
The roots of sunglasses are anything but glamorous

23

Encontrar ánimo en, encontrar aliento en

To take heart from
We took heart from the positive feedback we received from the tutor

24

Desear de todo corazón, poner toda la ilusión en

To set your heart on
Sean was disappointed to find the jacket he had set his heart on had been sold

25

Organízate, espabílate, reacciona

Get your act together!

26

No me extrañaría que alguien hiciera algo

I wouldn't put it past SO to do ST
I wouldn't put it past him to tell a lie or two

27

Poderse decir, poderse mantener

Arguably
It's arguably the worst

28

En lugar de, en vez de

As opposed to
The type used to make bricks as opposed to pots
Instead of
Check you haven't used upper case instead of lower case

29

A iniciativa de

At the instigation of
He set up a studio in the village at the instigation of the mayor

30

Esa es la esencia del asunto

That's the essence of it
Not sure how the saying goes exactly, but that's the essence of it

31

¡Me alegro de verte!

Fancy seeing you here!

32

Volviendo a...

Going back to...
Going back to what you said before, ...

33

Volviendo al comentario...

To return to the comment...
To return to the comment made a minute ago, ...

34

Considerado como

Regarded as
This issues are regarded as useless by some delegations

35

Junto con, conjuntamente con

Along with
Together withIt is a descendent, along with tennis, of the ancient game

36

Por recomendación de

On the recommendation of
He bought equipment from that website on the recommendation of a friend

37

No bien había ..., cuando ...

No sooner had ... than ...
No sooner had I arrived than I noticed a strange smell

38

No hasta ... (INV)

Not until ...
Not until I escaped did I realise my luck

39

Nunca, en ningún momento (INV)

Never ...
Never have I encountered such impertinence!
At no time ...
At no time did my client enter the building

40

No sólo ..., sino también ... (INV)

Not only ..., but also...
Not only did she do yoga, but she also painted

41

Casi ... (INV)

Hardly ...
Hardly had she departed when news arrived

42

Solamente cuando ... (INV)

Only when ...
Only when I had met her did I understand

43

Poco ... (INV)

Little ...
Little did I suspect that she knew all the time

44

Entablar conversación

To make conversation
Two of them tried to make conversation with me

45

Sacar tiempo de

To take time out of
He thanked the speakers for taking time out of their bust schedules

46

Dar una pensada a

To give a thought to
It is important to give a thought to the ties between secondary and higher education

47

En síntesis

In short
In short, we don't like the reform

48

Inclinarse por, estar a favor de

To come down in favour
I come down in favour of the second approach

49

En definitiva, en pocas palabras

In a nutshell
Their argument, in a nutshell, was rather egotistical

50

Considerando los pros y los contras

Weighing up the pros and cons
After weighing up the pros and cons they advocate a general continuation

51

Cosas así

Stuff like that
Things like that
There isn't any one master mind or stuff like that

52

Más menos...

Give or take...
Give or take a year or two, the sentence will not be less than 20 years

53

No ofrezcas consejo a alguien más experimentado que tú

Don't teach your Grandma to suck eggs

54

Tienes mucha razón en eso

You are dead right there

55

Veo las cosas de manera bastante diferente

I see things rather differently

56

Estoy totalmente de acuerdo

I totally agree

57

A tus espaldas

Behind your back
Your spouse has been seeing somebody behind your back

58

Yo no estoy tan seguro

I'm not so sure

59

Decir las cosas como son

To tell it as it is

60

No olvidemos...

Let's not forget about...
Let's not forget about the heat, another factor of usury

61

Morderse la lengua

To bite my tongue

62

Habrá que ver, queda por ver

It remains to be seen
It remains to be seen what powers he will have

63

Dar por sentado algo, dar por supuesto algo

To take ST for granted
We took it for granted that the agency would email us the tickets

64

Ser realmente de importancia crucial

To be certainly of crucial importance

65

Agrupar estas fotos por categorías

To categorize these pictures in terms of

66

Cuáles son tus impresiones sobre eso?

What are your feelings about that?

67

Puedo sugerir...?

May I suggest...?

68

Ser algo es típico de mi familia

Being ST runs in my family

69

Congestionarse las carreteras

Get congested (roads)
Roads get congested in summer

70

Si acaso

If anything
Too tall? No, if anything she is too sort to play!

71

Pasear al perro

To walk the dog

72

Un caso clásico de

A classic case of
A classic case of using a sledgehammer to crack a nut

73

Para darte un ejemplo

To give you an example

74

Hacer horas extra

To work overtime

75

Hacer una carrera de

To make a career out of
I'd like to make a career out of my hobbies

76

Es lo que se espera, lo cotidiano

It's all in a day's work
Harassment is all in a day's work for policemen

77

Dar trabajos por enchufe

To give jobs for the boys
He deserved the position, but it was a case of jobs for the boys

78

Finalmente, al final

Eventually
He eventually decided to buy the green car

79

Cambio para mejor, mejora

Change for the better
No drastic positive change for the better has occured

80

Soltar una indirecta

To drop a hint
There is always a subtle opportunity to drop a hint or two

81

Fuera de los caminos trillados, lejos de los circuitos habituales

Off the beaten track
Visit historical sites and taste traditional cuisine off the beaten track

82

Ser tu propio jefe

To be your own boss

83

Se viaja más rápido solo

He travels fastest who travels alone

84

Levantar el ánimo, dar moral

To raise your spirits
Dance can be a good way to raise your spirits and release tension

85

Soltar adrenalina, aliviar tensiones

To release tension
Writing about your hardships helps release tension

86

Causar risa, despertar la carcajada

To raise a laugh
You can raise a laugh in the exam to release tension

87

Hasta ahora, hasta el momento

So far
So far no one has been able to establish a precise cause
As yet
As yet, I haven't had anything published

88

Con descuento

At a discount
He sells these qualities at a discount

89

Viajar abre la mente

Tavel broadens the mind

90

Hemos llegado al punto en que...

We've got to the point where...

91

Por ahora todo bien, bien hasta ahora

So far so good
So far so good, but ask me again in six months

92

Tener más que ver con

To have more to do with

93

Con poca antelación, sin aviso previo

At short notice
She called the meeting at short notice, so we had no time to prepare

94

Irse por las ramas

To beat about the bush
Stop beating about the bush, get to the point!

95

No me quejo, no me puedo quejar

Mustn't grumble
How are you? OK, mustn't grumble

96

Para entonces

By then
You're starting to get really fatigued by then

97

No se me ocurriría hacer algo

I wouldn't dream of doing ST
I wouldn't dream of doing other kind of job

98

Abrirte camino

Make your way

99

Enfrentado a, confrontado con

Confronted with
She was confronted with her husband's infidelity

100

Vestir con elegancia

To dress smartly
At the office you are expected to dress smartly

101

Me apetece bastante la idea de...

I quite fancy the idea of + ING
I quite fancy like the idea of going to the party

102

A mí que me registren!

Search me!
Who ate my cookies? Search me!

103

Ir al grano

To get/keep to the point

104

Romper el hielo

To break the ice
You have to break the ice when you meet new people

105

Compadecerse de, tener piedad de

To take pity on
I hope someone will take pity on me if I get lost

106

No hay más remedio

There's nothing for it

107

Defender tu posición, no ceder

To stand your ground
In an argument, it's important to stand your ground

108

Hay mucho en juego

There's a lot at stake
There's a lot at stake in this election, especially for our daughters

109

De parte de, en nombre de

On behalf of
I'm phoning on behalf of my daughter, who has lost her voice

110

Causar dificultades, hacer pasar un mal rato

To give a hard time

111

Alquilar un piso/una casa

To rent a flat/house
I'm living with my sister and trying to rent a house

112

Lanzar al mercado

To launch into the market

113

Hacerse una idea, familiarizarse

To get a feel for
The best place to get a feel for the history of the island La Habana

114

El juez dictamina que

The judge rules that/on
The judge rules on matters before and during the trial

115

Ser dejado de lado

To be swept aside
All these things are swept aside

116

Una mirada hacia

An insight into
To give you an insight into the subject

117

Estar de pie

To be on your feet
I've been on my feet the whole day and I'm tired

118

Existe otra cara la moneda

There's another side to the coin

119

Flota como una mariposa, pica como una abeja

Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee

120

Ni siquiera

Not even
Not even the biggest love lasts forever

121

No ser poca poca

To be no mean feat
Getting this job finished in under a week was no mean feat

122

¿Por qué no?

Why ever not?

123

Sembrar la semilla de

To sow the seed(s) of
She sowed the seed of doubt in his mind

124

Garantizar un futuro

To secure a future
I want to secure a future for me and my family

125

Sigamos con/para seguir con

Let's move on/to move on

126

Poner tu grano de arena

To do your bit to
You can do your bit to encourage biodiversity

127

Ir contra la ley

To be against the law
It is against the law to copy software

128

En un santiamén

Before you can say Jack Robinson

129

¿Cómo está el tiempo?

What's the weather like?

130

A plena luz del día

In broad daylight

131

Tener buenas relaciones con

To be on (very) good terms with
My neighbours are on very good terms with each other

132

Eso ni se discute

To be out of the question
To be beyond dispute

133

Hacer la vista gorda

To turn a blind eye

134

A condición de que

On condition that
You can reproduce it, on condition that the source is indicated

135

Probar suerte

To take your chances

136

Un ojo de la cara, un huevo, un riñón

An arm and a leg
The meal at the restaurant will cost you an arm and a leg

137

Todo se reduce a

All comes down to
It all comes down to money in the end

138

También podría

Might as well
We might as well leave now, it wouldn't make any difference

139

De momento, por ahora

For the time being
My car fell apart so I'm using my bicycle for the time being

140

Valerse por sí mismo

To fend for oneself

141

Aparentemente, al parecer

Apparently

142

¿Quién sabe?

Who can say?

143

Habiendo dicho esto, ...

Having said that, ...

144

Y me quedo corto

To say the least
Her manner of speech was, to say the least, rather original

145

Por así decirlo

So to speak
We have to put down the barriers, so to speak, between people

146

Habitualmente, de oficio

As a matter of course
The chairperson attends the meetings as a matter of course

147

Siempre para aquí y para allá

Like a rolling stone
He never settled anywhere for long - he lived like a rolling stone

148

¿No dirías lo mismo?

Wouldn't you say?

149

De mal humor y pagándolo con los demás

Like a bear with a sore head

150

Dormir como un corderito

To sleep like a log

151

Fuera de tu elemento

Like a fish out of water

152

Muy cabreante o provocativo

Like a red rag to a bull

153

A primera vista

At first sight
At first glanceIt looked good at first glance, but was later found to be guilty

154

Perder la dignidad

To lose face
The history lecturer didn't want to lose face by admitting it

155

Hablando muy fuerte, dejándose la voz

At the top of SO's voice
You can shout at the top of your voice without anyone hearing you

156

Como un elefante en una cacharrería

Like a bull in a china shop

157

Qué tal si hablamos de todas ellas por turnos?

Why don't we talk about them all in turn?

158

En honor a

In honour of
We have a commemorative plaque in honour of the occasion

159

Tienes alguna otra idea sobre esto?

Have you any other ideas about this?

160

Decidir algo sobre la marcha, improvisando

To think on your feet
I couldn't prepare anything, so I had to think on my feet

161

Pensar de manera innovadora, ofrecer soluciones creativas

To think outside the box
He approached problems from new angles, he was good at thinking outside the box

162

Pensar claramente y con eficacia

To think straight
He found it hard to think straight because he was very tired

163

Admirar mucho o considerar a alguien muy importante

To think the world of SO
He thought the world of his best friend

164

Sacarle información a alguien

To pick SO's brains
You know a lot about it - can I pick your brains?

165

Despejar tu cabeza de algo

To take your mind off ST
Come to the cinema, it will take your mind off your difficulties

166

Haber perdido la cabeza

To be out of your mind
You must be out of your mind!

167

Descansar de una preocupación

To put your mind at rest
Go to a doctor, he can put your mind at rest

168

Devanarte los sesos

To rack your brains
He spent a lot of time racking his brains to find a solution

169

Tomarte las cosas con calma y no dejar que te afecten

To take ST in your stride
You cope so well - you always take everything on your stride

170

Mantener el favor de

To keep in the right side of
You need to keep in the right side of her - she can be difficult

171

Da la casualidad, sorprendentemente

It just so happens
It just so happens that my daughter lives in Mexico and I don't know about the situation there

172

Destacar mucho sobre los demás

To stand/stick out like a sore thumb

173

Considerarse afortunado

To count oneself lucky