Translation of ever in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 (at any time) See examples: have you ever visited London?did you ever meet him?¿has estado en Londres (alguna vez)?will we ever get there?¿llegaste a conocerlo?don't you ever listen?¿llegaremos algún día?do your neighbors ever sleep?¿es que nunca escuchas?they never ever have a proper meal nobody ever comes to see me¿tus vecinos nunca duermen?we hardly ever go outnunca viene nadie a vermeI seldom, if ever, eat meatcasi nunca salimosif you ever need me, I'll be heremuy rara vez como carnehe's a fool if ever there was onesi (alguna vez) me necesitas, aquí estoy1.2 (expressing incredulity, indignation) See examples: did you ever see such a thing! well, did you ever!es un tonto como no hay otroes tonto como él soloas if he'd ever do such a terrible thing!¡pero bueno, habráse visto!¡como si fuera capaz de hacer semejante cosa!
- 2 (after comp or superl) these are our worst ever resultsthe situation is worse than everestos son los peores resultados que hemos tenido hasta ahora or que hayamos tenido nuncanow more than ever (before) we must exercise cautionla situación está peor que nuncaahora 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)ever sinceever since we first saw hervivieron felices y comieron perdicesI moved to Brighton 20 years ago and I've lived here ever sincedesde que la vimos por primera vezwe've been friends ever since thenme mudé a Brighton hace 20 años y desde entonces vivo aquífor 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 warsomos amigos desde entoncesever worsening unemploymentla creciente amenaza de la guerraever helpful, he offered to drive me thereun problema de desempleo cada vez peorthe danger is ever presentgentil como siempre, se ofreció a llevarme en cochean ever-present dangerel peligro está siempre presentehis ever-expanding waistlineun peligro constante or siempre presentesu cada vez mayor circunferenciaExample sentences3.3 (with comparative) it has become ever more apparent
the situation is growing ever more dangerousse ha hecho cada vez más evidente3.4 [literary] (always)la situación se vuelve cada vez or cada día más peligrosaExample 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?why ever did you tell him?¿cuándo vas a aprender?what ever can have happened?¿por qué diablos se lo dijiste? [colloquial]who ever would have guessed?, who would ever have guessed?¿qué podrá haber pasado?4.2 (especially British English) [colloquial]thanks ever so oever so much oever such a lot¿quién lo hubiera imaginado?it's ever so cold in heremuchísimas graciasthey're ever such a close familyhace muchísimo frío aquíhe's ever so fatson una familia tan unidaI ran as fast as ever I couldes gordísimocorrí tan rápido como pudeExample sentences4.3 (certainly, without doubt) [colloquial]can she ever dance!
are you having fun? — am I ever!¡qué bien baila!¿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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