Translation of backward in Spanish:
- 1 (before noun)(movement/somersault)without so much as a backward glancehacia atrásthat would be a backward stepsin ni siquiera una mirada atráseso sería un paso atrásExample sentences
- The real giveaway is the female's hidden pouch, albeit backward opening, for rearing its young.
- Alvin slapped the door shut behind him with a backward scrape of his heel, to muffle the shouting from the neighbors, and sidled along the wall away from her.
- The fur naps to the rear, thus sliding forward and resisting backward movement.
- 2 [dated or offensive](child) [anticuado u ofensivo]Example sentences
- The Scandinavian monarchies were transformed from poor and rather backward societies into prosperous agricultural democracies.
- A progressive president and a backward parliament rarely go well together.
- The first one suggests that the backward economies can make rapid progress by imitating the leaders.
- The parents in this film are not the cliche and are not those backward people who scream and say don't go out.
- But the number of these backward people was steadily decreasing.
- But we in the Western society have called them primitive, as backward people, that we need to come and somehow or other educate.
also: (especially British English) backwards Pronunciation: / -z / adverb
- 1.1 (toward rear)to bend o lean over backwardhacia atrásI've bent over backward to help youhacer lo imposible→ know 1 1 1 1.2 (back first)he hecho lo imposible por ayudarte(run/walk)1.3 (back to front, in reverse order) you've done it all backwardhacia atrásyou've put your sweater on backward (American English)lo has hecho todo al revés1.4backward(s) and forward(s)he worked the lever backward(s) and forward(s)te has puesto el suéter al revésthe door was swinging backward(s) and forward(s) in the windle dio a la palanca para atrás y para adelanteI've been going backward(s) and forward(s) all day between the house and the hospitalla puerta se mecía con el viento(before noun) backward-and-forward movementme he pasado el día de acá para allá or para arriba y para abajo entre la casa y el hospitalmovimiento (masculine) de vaivén
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