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algo / something
 
algo
A. -pronoun
1. (en oraciones afirmativas)   something
·estaba buscando algo masculineánoun barato
·I was looking for something cheaper
·--¿no habéis comido nada? --nouní, algo hemos picado
·"haven't you eaten anything?" -- "yes, we've had a little snack"
a. algo [así]
·es masculineúsico o algo así
·he'noun a musician or something like that
·dura algo así como tres horas
·it'noun about three hours long
b. algo [de]
·tuve algo de miedo
·I was a bit scared
·nouné algo de inglénoun
·I know a little English
·nos dieron algo de comer
·they gave us something to eat
·hay algo de verdad en lo que dicen
·there is some truth in what they say
·tenía algo de revolucionario
·there was something of the revolutionary in him
·tengo algo de prisa
·I'masculine in a bit of a hurry
·tienen algo de razónoun
·they are right to a certain extent o in a way
c. [en] algo
·queríamos ser útiles en algo
·we wanted to be of some use
·se ha cambiado en algo el plan
·the plan has been changed slightly
·las dos hermanas se parecen en algo
·there is a certain likeness between the two sisters
d. [estar] en algo
(=implicado)   to be involved in something
(Venezuela)   **   to be high on something
e. [llegar] a ser algo =   to be something
f. [tomar] algo   (de beber)   to have a drink   (de comer)   to have a bite (to eat)
·¿quieres tomarte algo?
·would you like a drink?
g. llegamos a las tres [y] algo =   we arrived at three something
·al nacer pesó tres kilos y algo
·she weighed just over three kilos at birth
h. algo es algo   it'noun better than nothing
i. creerse algo   to think one is somebody
j. darle algo a somebody, someone   *
·casi me da algo cuando falló el penalti
·I nearly died when he missed the penalty
·si no deja de comer dulces un día le va a dar algo
·if he doesn't stop eating sweet things something will happen to him one day
k. cuando le da por algo ...   when he gets something into his head ...
l. por algo será   there must be a reason for it
·si lo dice el director, por algo será
·if the manager says so, he must have his reasons o there must be a reason for it
m. ya es algo
·ha logrado un estilo propio, lo que ya es algo
·she has achieved her own style, which is quite something
2. (en oraciones interrogativas, condicionales)
(generally)   anything   (esperando respuesta afirmativa)   something
·¿hay algo para masculineí?
·is there anything o something for me?
·¿puedes darme algo?
·can you give me something?
·¿le has dado algo masculineánoun de dinero?
·have you given him any more money?
·¿no le habrá pasado algo?
·nothing has happened to him, has it?
B. -adverb
1. (con adjetivo)   rather,   a little
·estos zapatos son algo incómodos
·these shoes are rather o a little uncomfortable
·puede parecer algo ingenuo
he may seem slightly o rather o a little o somewhat formal usage naive
2. (con verbos)   a little
·me recuerda algo a mi padre
·he reminds me a little of my father
·la inflaciónoun ha subido algo masculineánoun de dos puntos
·inflation has gone up by a little over two points
C. -noun masculine
1. [un] algo
·tiene un algo que atrae
·there'noun something attractive about him o there'noun something about him that'noun attractive
·había un algo de tristeza en su expresiónoun
·there was something sad in his expression
2. (Colombia)   mid-afternoon snack
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