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Pronunciation: /bɪˈsaɪd/

Translation of beside in Spanish:


  • 1.1 (at the side of) al lado de, junto a she's the one beside me in the photograph es la que está a mi lado or junto a mí or [criticized usage/uso criticado] al lado mío en la foto to be beside oneself he was beside himself with rage estaba fuera de sí (de la rabia) she's beside herself with happiness está que no cabe en sí de la alegría, está loca de contenta [colloquial/familiar] your mother was absolutely beside herself when you didn't come home tu madre estaba preocupadísima al ver que no volvías 1.2 (compared with) al lado de beside her, anyone looks tall al lado de ella or a su lado, cualquiera parece alto 1.3 (extraneous to) that's beside the point eso no tiene nada que ver, eso no viene al caso 1.4besides 1


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