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AS
 
AS   -abbreviation
(United States)
1. Associate in Sciences
2. American Samoa
 
as / cuando
 
as   [æz,əz]
For set combinations in which as is not the first word, for example such ... as, the same ... as, dressed as, acknowledge as, look up the other word.
A. -conjunction
1. (in time clauses)   You can usually use [cuando] when the [as] clause simply tells you when an event happened.   cuando
·as I was passing the house
·cuando pasaba por delante de la casa
·he came in as I was leaving
·entró cuando yo salía
Alternatively, use [al] + INFINITIVE:
·he came in as I was leaving
·entró al salir yo
·he tripped as he was coming out of the bank
·tropezó al salir or cuando salía del banco
·as the car drew level with us, I realized Isabel was driving
·al llegar el coche a nuestra altura or cuando el coche llegó a nuestra altura, me di cuenta de que lo conducía Isabel
Translate [as] using [mientras] for longer actions which are happening at the same time:
(=while)   mientras
·as we walked, we talked about the future
·mientras caminábamos, hablábamos del futuro
In the context of two closely linked actions involving parallel development, translate [as] using [a medida que] or [conforme]. Alternatively, use [segúnoun va] etcetera + GERUND:
·as one gets older, life gets more and more difficult
·a medida que se envejece or conforme se envejece or segúnoun va uno envejeciendo, la vida se hace cada vez masculineánoun difícil
·as he got older he got deafer
·a medida que or conforme envejeció se fue volviendo masculineánoun sordo,   segúnoun fue envejeciendo se fue volviendo masculineánoun sordo
2. (in reason clauses)   When [as] means "since" or "because", you can generally use [como], provided you put it at the beginning of the sentence. Alternatively, use the more formal [puesto que] either at the beginning of the sentence or between the clauses or [ya que] especially between the clauses.   como   more formal usage   puesto que,   ya que
·as you're here, I'll tell you
·como estánoun aquí or puesto que estánoun aquí, te lo diré
·he didn't mention it as he didn't want to worry you
·como no quería preocuparte, no lo mencionó,   no lo mencionó puesto que no quería preocuparte
·he couldn't come as he had an appointment
·no pudo asistir porque or puesto que or ya que tenía un compromiso
·patient as she is, she'll probably put up with it
·con lo paciente que es, seguramente lo soportará
3. (describing way, manner)   como
·leave things as they are
·dejad las cosas como estánoun
·I'masculine okay as I am
·estoy bien tal como estoy
·knowing him as I do, I'masculine sure he'll refuse
·conociéndolo como lo conozco, estoy seguro de que no aceptará
·the village, situated as it is near a motorway, ...
·el pueblo, situado como está cerca de una autopista, ...
·as I've said before ...
·como he dicho antes ...
·as I was saying ...
·como iba diciendo ...
·her door is the first as you go up
·su puerta es la primera segúnoun se sube
·she is very gifted, as is her brother
·tiene mucho talento, al igual que su hermano
a. you'll have it by noon as [agreed] =   lo tendrá antes del mediodía, tal como acordamos
b. it'noun not bad, as hotels [go] =   no está mal, en comparaciónoun con otros hoteles
c. as [in] all good detective stories =   como en toda buena novela policíaca
d. as you [know] =   como sabe
e. Arsenal are playing as [never] before! =   ¡Arsenal está jugando mejor que nunca!
f. as [often] happens =   como suele ocurrir
g. he performed brilliantly, as [only] he can =   actuó de maravilla, como nounólo él sabe hacerlo
h. as [you] were!   (military)   ¡descansen!
i. do as you [wish] =   haga lo que quiera
4. (=though)   aunque
·tired as he was, he went to the party
·aunque estaba cansado, asistió a la fiesta
·interesting as the book is, I don't think it will sell very well
·el libro es interesante, pero aúnoun así no creo que se venda bien,   aunque el libro es interesante, no creo que se venda bien
·[try] as she would or might, she couldn't lift it
·por masculineánoun que se esforzó no pudo levantarlo
·[unlikely] as it may seem ...
·por imposible que parezca ...
5. (in set structures)
◊as if or as though   como si
·it was as if or as though he were still alive
·era como si estuviera todavía vivo
·he looked as if or as though he was ill
·parecía como si estuviera enfermo
·it isn't as if or as though he were poor
·no es que sea pobre, que digamos
·as if she knew!
·¡como si ella lo supiera!
◊as if to
·the little dog nodded his head, as if [to] agree
·el perrito movió la cabeza, como asintiendo
◊as in
·it'noun spelled with see as in Valencia
·se escribe con see de Valencia
◊as it is
·as it is, it doesn't make much difference
·en realidad, casi da lo mismo
·as it is we can do nothing
·en la práctica or tal y como estánoun las cosas no podemos hacer nada
·I've got quite enough to do as it is
·tengo ya bastante trabajo
◊as it were
·I'd understood the words, but I hadn't understood the question, as it were
·había entendido las palabras, pero no había comprendido la pregunta, por así decirlo
·I have become, as it were, two people
·me he convertido como en dos personas
·he was as it were tired and emotional
·estaba de alguna forma cansado y con los nervios a flor de piel
◊as was
·that'noun the headmistress, the deputy as was
·esa es la directora, que antes era la subdirectora
B. -preposition
1. (=while)
·she was often ill as a child
·de pequeña se ponía enferma con frecuencia
2. (=in the capacity of)   como
·he succeeded as a politician
·tuvo éxito como político
·I don't think much of him as an actor
·como actor, no me gusta mucho
·she treats me as her equal
·me trata de igual a igual
·we're going as tourists
·vamos en plan de turismo
·he was there as adviser
·estaba allí en calidad de asesor
·Gibson as Hamlet
(theatre)   Gibson en el papel de Hamlet
·he works as [a] waiter
·trabaja de camarero
such  
C. -adverb
1. (in comparisons)
◊as ... as   tan ... como
·I am as tall as him
·soy tan alto como él
·this tree can grow as tall as 50 feet
·este árbol puede llegar a medir 50 pies de alto
·as big as a house
·(tan) grande como una casa
·she hit him as hard as she could
·lo golpeó lo masculineánoun fuerte que pudo,   lo golpeó tan fuerte como pudo
·he was writing as [long] ago as 1945
·en 1945 ya escribía
·she doesn't walk as quickly or as fast as me
·no camina tan rápido como yo
·walk as quickly or as fast as you can
·camina lo masculineánoun rápido que puedas
·he ate as quickly as possible
·comió lo masculineánoun rápido posible
·it was still being done by hand as [recently] as 1960
·en 1960 todavía seguía haciéndose a mano
·the fresh snow was as white as white could be
·la nieve fresca era todo lo blanca que podía ser
·is it as far as that?
·¿tan lejos está?
·is it as big as [all] that?
·¿es de verdad tan grande?
◊as little as
·by saving as [little] as ten pounds a month
·ahorrando tan nounólo diez libras al mes
◊as many ... as   tantosas ... como
·I haven't got as many pairs of shoes as you
·no tengo tantos pares de zapatos como
·I've got a lot of tapes but I haven't got as many as him or as he has
·tengo muchas cintas, pero no tantas como él
·she gets as many as eight thousand letters a month
·llega a recibir hasta ocho mil cartas al mes
◊as much
·she thought he was an idiot, and said as much
·pensaba que era un idiota, y así lo expresó
◊as much ... as   tantoa ... como
·I haven't got as much energy as you
·no tengo tanta energía como
·you've got as much as she has
·tienes tanto como ella
·you spend as much as me or as I do
· gastas tanto como yo
·it didn't cost as much as I had expected
·no costó tanto como yo me esperaba
·it can cost as much as \$2,000
·puede llegar a costar 2.000 dólares
◊as one
·they all stood up as [one]
·se levantaron todos a la vez
◊half/twice/three times as ...
·it'noun half as expensive
·es la mitad de caro
·it'noun twice as expensive
·es el doble de caro
·it'noun three times as expensive
·es tres veces masculineánoun caro
·she'noun twice as nice as her sister
·es el doble de simpática que su hermana
·her coat cost twice as much as mine
·su abrigo costó el doble que el masculineío
◊without as or so much as
·she gave me back the book without as much as an apology
·me devolvió el libro sin pedirme siquiera una disculpa
2. (in set structures)
◊as for
·as [for] the children, they were exhausted
·en cuanto a los niños, estaban rendidos,   los niños, por su parte, estaban rendidos
·as for that ...
·en cuanto a esto ...
◊as from
·as [from] tomorrow
·a partir de mañana
◊as of
·as [of] yesterday/now
·a partir de ayer/ahora
◊as to
·as [to] that I can't say
·en lo que a eso se refiere, no lo nouné
·as to her mother ...
·en cuanto a su madre ...
·to question somebody as to his intentions
·preguntar a somebody, someone sus intenciones
·they make decisions as to whether students need help
·deciden si los alumnos necesitan ayuda
·he inquired as to what the problem was
·preguntó cuál era el problema
◊as yet   hasta ahora,   hasta el momento
regard  
 
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co Ltd. 1971,1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992,1993,1996,1997,2000,2003,2005.
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