Translation of ever in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 (at any time) have you ever visited London?¿has estado en Londres (alguna vez)?did you ever meet him?¿llegaste a conocerlo?will we ever get there?¿llegaremos algún día?don't you ever listen?¿es que nunca escuchas?do your neighbors ever sleep?¿tus vecinos nunca duermen?they never ever have a proper meal nobody ever comes to see menunca viene nadie a vermewe hardly ever go outcasi nunca salimosI seldom, if ever, eat meatmuy rara vez como carneif you ever need me, I'll be heresi (alguna vez) me necesitas, aquí estoyhe's a fool if ever there was onees un tonto como no hay otro1.2 (expressing incredulity, indignation) did you ever see such a thing! well, did you ever!
es tonto como él solo¡pero bueno, habráse visto!as if he'd ever do such a terrible thing!¡como si fuera capaz de hacer semejante cosa!
- 2 (after comp or superl) these are our worst ever resultsestos son los peores resultados que hemos tenido hasta ahora or que hayamos tenido nuncathe situation is worse than everla situación está peor que nuncanow more than ever (before) we must exercise cautionahora más que nunca tenemos que actuar con cautelaExample sentences
- The truth, however, is that I never ever regret my regular trips to the gym.
- Remember the names of those politicians and never ever trust anything that they ever say again!
- It's easier said than done but you will never ever have a better chance of doing it than right now.
- 3 (always, constantly) 3.1 (in phrases) as ever they lived happily ever after (in fairy tales)vivieron felices y comieron perdicesever sinceever since we first saw herdesde que la vimos por primera vezI moved to Brighton 20 years ago and I've lived here ever sinceme mudé a Brighton hace 20 años y desde entonces vivo aquíwe've been friends ever since thensomos amigos desde entoncesfor ever for ever and ever for ever and ever, amen (Religion) for ever and a day 3.2 (before pres p or adj) the ever growing threat of warla creciente amenaza de la guerraever worsening unemploymentun problema de desempleo cada vez peorever helpful, he offered to drive me theregentil como siempre, se ofreció a llevarme en cochethe danger is ever presentel peligro está siempre presentean ever-present dangerun peligro constante or siempre presentehis ever-expanding waistlinesu cada vez mayor circunferenciaExample sentences3.3 (with comparative) it has become ever more apparent
se ha hecho cada vez más evidentethe situation is growing ever more dangerousla situación se vuelve cada vez or cada día más peligrosa3.4 [literary] (always)Example sentences
- Nursing and support staff do a wonderful job but are constantly under pressure from ever dwindling resources.
- The collective refuse to be labelled as their music selection is ever changing and constantly modified.
- This same organisation does not hide its desire to grow ever bigger.
- I heard a tale of true romance, crusty old prehistoric creatures and happily ever after.
- It did average business and I recovered some money so that I could live happily ever after.
- All too many do not live happily ever after and opt for being single again.
- 4 (as intensifier) 4.1 (in wh- questions) when will you ever learn?¿cuándo vas a aprender?why ever did you tell him?¿por qué diablos se lo dijiste? [colloquial]what ever can have happened?¿qué podrá haber pasado?who ever would have guessed?, who would ever have guessed?¿quién lo hubiera imaginado?4.2 (especially British English) [colloquial]thanks ever so oever so much oever such a lotmuchísimas graciasit's ever so cold in herehace muchísimo frío aquíthey're ever such a close familyson una familia tan unidahe's ever so fates gordísimoI ran as fast as ever I couldcorrí tan rápido como pudeExample sentences4.3 (certainly, without doubt) [colloquial]can she ever dance!
¡qué bien baila!are you having fun? — am I ever!¿te estás divirtiendo? — ¡y cómo! [colloquial]Example sentences
- This is the third year of the festive event and is set to be the best ever with a whole range of surprises in store for visitors.
- The richest range of blue I ever saw came onboard flights throughout Pacific islands.
- The soundtrack has been expanded, with unexpected classics, and the range of vehicles is wider than ever.
- Did they ever actually tell you that there were no jobs they had for you?
- He said this is the most ridiculous question he has ever heard and then hung up on me.
- How the hell did we ever manage to get through an election night before the internet?
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