- 1 1.1 it's warm there even in Decembereven a child could do itallí hace calor hasta or incluso en diciembreeven now, five years laterhasta un niño lo podría hacerit would be madness even to attempt itincluso ahora, cuando ya han pasado cinco añosintentarlo ya sería una locuraExample sentences1.2 (with negative) he can't even sew a button on
you're not even tryingno sabe ni pegar un botóndon't even think about itni siquiera lo estás intentando1.3 (with comparative) the next day was even colder¡ni se te ocurra!al día siguiente hizo aún or todavía más fríoExample sentences1.4 (introducing stronger expression) it'll be difficult, even dangerous
- People might not realise water can be extremely cold even on a warm summer day.
- He surprised even some of his closest colleagues by accepting the job many regard as a poisoned chalice.
- Our willingness to show up for this event seems to have surprised even ourselves.
será difícil, hasta or incluso peligroso
- It will not be easy, which places even greater emphasis on the world's best cricketer.
- Notwithstanding the personal tragedy here there is now even less emphasis on the original issue.
- In the 1960s there was an even greater shift in emphasis to viticultural research.
- 2 (in phrases) even aseven as I speakeven as he had predicted [literary]en este mismo momentoeven if we'll do it even if it takes monthsexactamente como había predichoeven if I knew, I wouldn't tell youlo haremos aunque lleve meseseven soaunque lo supiera, no te lo diríahe's only 12 — yes, but even so …aun asíeven thentiene apenas 12 años — sí, pero aun así …I explained it twice, but even then they had difficultyaun asíeven thoughlo expliqué dos veces pero aun así tuvieron problemasshe told him even though I asked her not toaun cuandoa pesar de queeven though I don't agree with youse lo dijo aun cuando or a pesar de que le pedí que no lo hicieraaun cuando or a pesar de que or aunque no estoy de acuerdo con usted
- 1 1.1 (flat, smooth)(ground/surface)(coat of paint)the floor isn't evenplane the boards down to make them evenel suelo no está nivelado1.2 (regular, uniform)cepilla las tablas para igualarlas(features)(temperature)Example sentences
Example sentences1.3 (calm) he kept his voice even
- Add the potato slices in an even layer and cook gently for about 12 minutes until softened.
- It took every speck of willpower and strength she had to force them back to an even position.
no alteró la vozExample sentences
- Add the olive oil in a thin stream and whisk the mixture until it forms an even consistency.
- To his credit Cill Dara referee John Downey was well on top of every move and kept an even hand on the game.
- Achieving an even skin tone is another protracted beauty process that many of us could do without.
- St Tropez is tinted so the therapist can easily see where she is applying it and it makes for an even application.
- This provides an even surface for pedestrians, which minimises tripping hazards.
- In the boot, the rear wheel arches should have a clean look and an even coat of paint.
- 2 (equal) an even gameafter four rounds they're evenun partido igualado or equilibrado or (in Latin America also) parejohe stands an even chance of winningtras cuatro vueltas están or van igualados or empatadosso now we're even o so that makes us eventanto puede ganar como perdertiene una posibilidad entre dos de ganarto break evenasí que estamos en paz or (in Latin America also) a manoeven Stephen(s) [colloquial]we're even Stephen(s)recuperar los gastosno tener ni pérdidas ni beneficiosto get even with somebodyhe's just itching for a chance to get evenestamos en paz or (in Latin America also) a manoI'll get even with her one dayestá buscando la oportunidad para desquitarse or vengarseya me las pagará algún díaExample sentences
- Those officers are drawn from all ranks and an even spread from all areas of the county.
- The skeletons show an even spread of the representative population at that time.
- In most transgenic lines, an even fluorescence signal was observed in all tissues and organs.
- In some situations you may need to turn your plant a quarter of a turn each day to ensure an even spread of light.
- The first half saw the sides on an even footing with good defending on both sides.
- Then a quick break by the visitors saw them clinch the points, but the scoreline did not reflect an even game.
- 3 (divisible by two)(number/page)Example sentences
- The oblique case of an even number had to be put into the subject position so that standard arguments could be used.
- It is true precisely when the values for the three switches add up to an even number.
- In the case of an even number, parts of the wave travel at all speeds less than or equal to the fundamental speed.
- Students who enrolled at the school in even-numbered years between 1816 and 1830 had two years of Cauchy's instruction.
- That's equivalent to labeling each card randomly with a number from 1 to 20, then collecting into piles the cards with the same number, taking care to reverse the order of even-numbered piles.
- The lections from the Gospels go unchanged for an alternating two years but are preceded by a reading from the First Testament different in Years I and II, the odd- and even-numbered years respectively.
- 1 (level)Example sentences
- Our busiest months used to be during the winter but now it has evened out.
- I didn't know what to do so I just waited it out, and pretty soon the rest of my body grew into the changes and I eventually evened out.
- They evened up their playing record in the League on Saturday when they went down to Doncaster - their sixth defeat of the season from twelve games played.
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object (cancel out) if you pay for my ticket, then that will even things out between us
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object (balance)
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In some Andean countries, particularly Chile, onces is a light meal eaten between five and six p.m., the equivalent of "afternoon tea" in Britain. In Colombia, on the other hand, onces is a light snack eaten between breakfast and lunch. It is also known as mediasnueves.