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Traducción de to en español:


Inglés americano: /tu/
, //
Inglés británico: //
, //
, /tuː/
  • 1 1.1 (indicating destination)
    we're going to Paris/France/a disco
    vamos a París/Francia/una discoteca
    I'll drive you to the station
    te llevo a la estación
    she's coming to us over Christmas
    vendrá a pasar Navidad con nosotros
    which doctor do you go to?
    ¿a qué médico vas?
    do you go to church?
    ¿vas a la iglesia?
    we went to John's
    fuimos a casa de John
    fuimos a lo de John (River Plate area)
    fuimos donde John (esp Latin America) [colloquial]
    it's time to go to bed
    es hora de ir a la cama
    I came to a clearing in the wood
    llegué a un claro en el bosque
    how far is it to the next village?
    ¿qué distancia hay de aquí al próximo pueblo?
    you can wear it to a party/the wedding
    puedes ponértelo para una fiesta/la boda
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • He actually dropped to the ground just as a giant pickup rolled over him.
    • They commissioned GAD Architecture, a firm founded in Turkey that has since moved to New York.
    • Emlyn loudly exited the hotel and went to the station for the Bristol train.
    1.2 (indicating direction) move a little to the right
    córrete un poco hacia la derecha
    he turned to me
    se volvió hacia mí
    I was knocked to the ground
    me tiraron al suelo
    it's pointing to the east
    señala al Este
    1.3 (indicating position)
    to the left/right of something
    a la izquierda/derecha de algo
    a mile to the south of Milton
    una milla al sur de Milton
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • The family room to the right of the entrance hall has an unusual colour scheme.
    • The landlocked country is dominated by the rugged Hindu Kush mountains that sweep from the west to the east.
    • It was 850 miles to Singapore Harbor.
  • 2 (against, onto) she clasped him to her
    lo estrechó contra ella
    he stood with his nose to the window
    estaba parado con la nariz contra la ventana
    they stuck the poster to the wall
    pegaron el cartel en la pared
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • This dead-end dirt road follows a peaceful stretch of the Housatonic River and connects to the Appalachian Trail.
    • It is in the phone company's interest to get more homes linked to the Internet at very high rates of speed.
    • On the other corner, a dozen or so balloons are tied to a pole.
  • 3 3.1 (as far as) she can count (up) to 100 now
    ya sabe contar hasta 100
    to a certain extent
    hasta cierto punto
    the snow was up to our waists
    la nieve nos llegaba hasta or a la cintura
    she works herself to exhaustion
    se mata trabajando or (Spain) a trabajar
    the results are accurate to (within) half an inch
    los resultados tienen un margen de error de menos de media pulgada
    a year ago to the day
    hace exactamente un año
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • The children cry themselves to sleep from hunger.
    • Shackleton's southern party passed the previous ‘furthest south’ record set by Scott, but by January 2 Shackleton was near to breaking point.
    • Can we ever know if an image moved large numbers of people to action, or changed the ways they think about things?
    3.2 (until) we have to next Friday to finish the work
    tenemos hasta el próximo viernes para terminar el trabajo
    I can't stay to the end
    no puedo quedarme hasta el final
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • The two books covers the dance band era from the 1930s to the 1960s.
    • Prospectors arrived by land or sea and usually operated in groups of six to forty, working claims jointly.
    • Another eight to ten million square feet of exhibition space is scheduled to come on line within five years.
    3.3 (indicating range) there will be 30 to 35 guests
    habrá entre 30 y 35 invitados
    a small-to-medium hotel
    un hotel entre pequeño y mediano
    see alsofrom 4
  • 4 4.1 (showing indirect object) who did you lend/send/give it to?
    ¿a quién se lo prestaste/mandaste/diste?
    he dedicated his poems to his wife
    le dedicó los poemas a su mujer
    give it to me
    give it to her/him/them
    what did you say to him/them?
    ¿qué le/les dijiste?
    I'll hand you over to Jane
    te paso or (Spain tb) te pongo con Jane
    we give help to the needy
    ayudamos a los necesitados
    best wishes to you both
    los mejores deseos para ambos
    I was singing/talking to myself
    estaba cantando/hablando solo
    to me, he will always be a hero
    para mí, siempre será un héroe
    it looked to me as though he was lying
    me pareció que estaba mintiendo
    what is it to you? he was very kind/rude to me
    fue muy amable/grosero conmigo
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • I am thankful to Anna and her program for my rehabilitation.
    • When I got out of prison a couple of years ago he actually was very kind to me.
    • I wish you hadn't drawn attention to it.
    4.2 (in toasts, dedications) here's to Toby
    brindemos por Toby
    here's to a Happy New Year
    ¡Feliz Año Nuevo!
    let's drink to her health
    bebamos a su salud
    Ode to a Stag
    Oda a un ciervo
    to Paul with love from Jane
    para Paul, con cariño de Jane
  • 5 5.1 (indicating proportion, relation) how many ounces are there to the pound?
    ¿cuántas onzas hay en una libra?
    a rate of 95 pesetas to the US dollar
    una tasa de cambio de 95 pesetas por dólar
    three parts oil to one part vinegar
    tres partes de aceite por cada parte de vinagre
    30 miles to the gallon
    30 millas por galón
    this map is one inch to one mile
    la escala de este mapa es de una pulgada por milla
    Barcelona won by two goals to one
    Barcelona ganó por dos (goles) a uno
    there's a 10 to 1 chance of …
    hay una probabilidad de uno en 10 de …
    10 to the 5th o to the power (of) 5
    10 a la quinta potencia
    A is to B as X is to Y
    A es a B como X es a Y
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • The peso breached 50 to the dollar, plunging the country further into crisis.
    • The petrol version will do 16.2 miles to the gallon around town.
    • If you fly into wind you will get much less mileage to the litre.
    5.2 (in comparison) inferior/superior/equal to
    inferior/superior/igual a
    that's nothing to what followed
    eso no es nada comparado or en comparación con lo que vino después
    prices are very high to what they were ten years ago [colloquial]
    los precios son muy altos comparados or en comparación con lo que eran hace diez años
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • Tom told him a story about a parolee who stole a car to get back into jail because he preferred it to home.
    • It is simply that I think women are superior to men.
    • This kid is an angel compared to me though and has never been any trouble.
  • 6 6.1 (concerning) what do you say to that?
    ¿qué dices a eso?
    ¿qué te parece (eso)?
    that's all there is to it
    eso es todo
    there's nothing to it
    es muy simple or sencillo
    6.2 (in bills) (British English) to supplying and fitting radiator, £50
    por suministrar e instalar un radiador, £50
  • 7 7.1 (in accordance with) to all appearances
    según parece
    to the best of my knowledge
    a mi entender
    que yo sepa
    these decorations are not to my taste
    estos adornos no son de mi gusto
    to my way of thinking
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • Much to his surprise, this small film has turned out to have wide appeal.
    • To our dismay, unknown to us there was a motel only three kilometres down the road.
    • I got 98% in the test but to my annoyance, Janet got 100%.
    7.2 (producing) to my horror/delight …
    para mi horror/alegría …
    to everyone's amazement, he did recover
    para asombro de todos, se recuperó
    7.3 (indicating purpose) to this end
    con este fin
  • 8 (indicating belonging) the key to the front door
    la llave de la puerta principal
    secretary to the president
    secretario del presidente
    husband to Doreen and father to Charles and Nicola
    esposo de Doreen y padre de Charles y Nicola
    the solution to the problem
    la solución al or del problema
    it has a nice ring/sound to it
    suena bien
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • She's now very happily engaged to a famous actor.
    • Alberto is single, while Ernesto is committed to his pretty, aristocratic girlfriend.
    • She was also special assistant to the cultural affairs commissioner in 1987.
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • You can even have your ideal leather coat made to measure by a leather specialist.
    • Letting anyone into a country without proper identification and background checks is an invitation to chaos.
    • There's a buffet at lunchtime, with plenty of good salads and dips, or the chef will cook a stir-fry to order.
  • 9 (telling time) (British English) ten to three
    las tres menos diez
    diez para las tres (Latin America exc River Plate area)
    the trains run at twenty to the hour
    los trenes salen a las menos veinte cada hora
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • I was awake at ten to six, at the gym by 6:30.
    • It's twenty to one in the morning, and I'm beat.
    • Apologies followed, and at five to three the belated ceremony commenced to the relief of all concerned.
  • 10 (accompanied by) we danced to the music
    bailamos al compás de la música
    they sang it to the tune of 'Clementine'
    lo cantaron con la melodía de 'Clementine'
    to the sound of tumultuous applause
    en medio de una gran ovación

infinitive particle

Inglés americano: /tu/
, //
Inglés británico: //
, //
, /tuː/
  • 1 1.1to sing/fear/leave I want to dance
    quiero bailar
    I want them to dance
    quiero que bailen
    he wants to be pampered
    quiere que lo mimen
    there's nothing to be gained by lying
    nada se gana mintiendo
    to have won is the main thing
    haber ganado es lo principal
    Pope to visit Africa
    el Papa visitará África
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • There is also information on where to find help with insulation and central heating.
    • She's asked him to seek counseling.
    • I want to show everybody I am stronger than he is.
    1.2 (in order to) I have to work to eat
    tengo que trabajar para comer
    I do it to save money
    lo hago para ahorrar dinero
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • I went to get help and by the time I got back he had stopped breathing.
    • Next time I am going to box differently with regard to speed and power.
    • Thieves attempted to gain entry into the cafe on Saturday morning.
    1.3 (indicating result) he awoke to find her gone
    cuando despertó, ella ya se había ido
    I opened the door to find him standing outside
    abrí la puerta y me lo encontré ahí afuera
    I walked 5 miles only to be told they weren't home
    caminé 5 millas para que me dijeran que no estaban en casa
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • I decided to stay away from the crowd but close enough to hear the speakers.
    • It's too cold to get out of bed.
    • I have always dreamt about earning a living playing polo, and I think I am managing to achieve it.
    1.4 (without vb) would you like to see it? — I'd love to!
    ¿te gustaría verlo? — ¡me encantaría!
    I'm not going to
    no voy a hacerlo
    he doesn't want to
    no quiere
    if you don't want to go, you don't have to
    si no quieres ir, no tienes por qué hacerlo
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • As much as I didn't want to go, I had to.
    • It is your choice if you smoke or not but I think everyone would benefit if we made an effort not to.
    • I don't want this moment to end, but it's got to.
  • 2 (after adj or n) it's easy/difficult to do
    es fácil/difícil de hacer
    you're too young to drink wine
    eres demasiado joven para beber vino
    it would be silly not to take the opportunity
    sería una tontería no aprovechar la oportunidad
    she was the first to arrive/leave
    fue la primera en llegar/irse
    I'm not the sort to be offended easily
    no soy de los que se ofenden fácilmente
    it's nothing to worry about
    no hay por qué preocuparse
    she has a lot to do
    tiene mucho que hacer
    I've a family to support
    tengo una familia que mantener
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • We don't have any water to drink.
    • He's going to a cabaret, and he has absolutely nothing to wear.
    • They see no sun in their limited lives, with no hay to lie on, no mud to roll in.


Inglés americano: /tu/
, //
Inglés británico: //
, //
, /tuː/
  • (shut) I pulled the door to
    cerré la puerta
    the shutters weren't properly to
    los postigos no estaban bien cerrados
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • I went in and pulled the door to.
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