Translation of allow in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 (permit) smoking is not allowedno children/animals allowedno se permite fumarto allow somebody to +no se admiten niños/animales
infinitivedon't allow her to talk to you like thatpermitirle aalguien + infinitive/ que+ subjunctiveshe wasn't allowed to see a lawyerno le permitas que te hable asíif you'll allow me to finish!no se le permitió ver a un abogadoI can't open it — allow me!¿me permite terminar, por favor?to allow oneself to +no puedo abrirlo — permítame infinitiveI shouldn't have allowed myself to get angryhe didn't allow himself to be upset by the newsme debería haber controladoto allow somebody in/outno dejó que la noticia lo afectarathey were allowed out once a weekdejar entrar/salir a alguienyou may not be allowed backse les permitía salir una vez por semanalos dejaban salir una vez por semanaI can't go, I'm not allowedpuede que no te dejen volver a entrarno puedo ir, no me dejanExample sentences
Example sentences1.2 (give, grant) they allow their daughter too much freedom
- Adam reckons I'm not allowed to eat in bed when I move in with him, but we'll see about that.
- Because we are prepared to allow people to make their own decisions we cannot be sure just quite where those decisions will take them.
- Faced with these figures, it beggars belief that the Government is prepared to allow people to drink around the clock.
they are allowed an hour for lunchle dan demasiada libertad a su hijawe allow a discount for cashles dan una hora para comerhe didn't finish within the time allowedofrecemos descuento si se paga en efectivoI allow myself only two drinks a dayno acabó dentro del plazo concedidosolo me permito dos copas por díaExample sentences
- Legal powers agreed in 1990 allow officers to enter properties and turn off alarms if the owner fails to do so.
- David has some interesting things to say about the game, and the morally dubious world it allows you to enter.
- Thank you for allowing us to enter the throne room of God with our imperfections and doubts.
- Further questioning revealed that the purpose was to allow flood water to escape more quickly.
- The scarf's purpose is to allow the bobbin case hook to get close to the needle eye and catch the thread to form a stitch.
- The cup of cream for six eggs is there for one purpose only: to allow the recipe to succeed.
- 2 (plan for) See examples: you should allow (yourselves) a good two hours to reach the coastplease allow two weeks for deliverycalculen or tengan en cuenta que les va a llevar por lo menos dos horas llegar a la costaI generally allow about £50 for spending moneyla entrega se hará dentro de un plazo de dos semanasallow 6 cm for the hemnormalmente calculo unas 50 libras para gastosdeje 6 cms para el dobladillo
- 3 3.1 (Law)(claim)3.2 (Sport)allanarse a(referee)3.3 (concede) [formal]to allowdar por bueno
thatone has to allow that she has talentreconocer quehay que reconocer que tiene talentoExample sentences
- He said that it might be possible to amend the Coroner's Act to allow for such a provision to be made.
- In some cases the provision which allows for or requires the thing to be done also prescribes that it must be done personally and not by an agent.
- Typically, there will be a provision in the rules allowing for their variation from time to time.
- The Federal Court has allowed that treatments are patentable.
- I hesitated, but allowed that we'd do sort of a trial run for a few months.
- He should have allowed that the British Empire was made out of empty spaces or, in India, collapsing states.
- The Government has decided not to allow cultural events in the evenings in Lalbagh.
- Swindon Council's planning committee will decide whether to allow the project to go ahead.
- Earlier this month the Federal Justice Minister decided to allow the extradition process to begin.
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