There are 2 translations of go by in Spanish:

go by

  • 1v + adv 1.1 (move past) pasar 1.2 (elapse) [days/years] pasar, transcurrir [formal] as time went by … a medida que pasaba el tiempo … tales of days gone by cuentos de antaño [literario/literary] in years gone by people used to … antes or antiguamente la gente solía … we mustn't let the occasion go by without a celebration no podemos dejar pasar la ocasión sin celebrarlo
  • 2v + prep + o 2.1 (act, judge in accordance with) [instinct] dejarse llevar por; [rules] seguir* to go by appearances juzgar* por las apariencias they used to go by the position of the sun se guiaban por la posición del sol I am just going by what I was told yo simplemente me atengo a lo que se me dijo if previous experience is anything to go by a juzgar por lo que ha sucedido en otras ocasiones 2.2 (be wasted) (AmE) the opportunity went right by him perdió or dejó pasar la oportunidad
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adj
es muy mandado = he's a real opportunist …
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The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.

There are 2 translations of go by in Spanish:

go-by

Pronunciation: /ˈgəʊbaɪ/

n

  • to give sb the go-by dejar a algn con el saludo en la boca I saw her but she gave me the go-by [colloquial/familiar] la vi pero me dejó con el saludo en la boca or [familiar/colloquial] se hizo la sueca
    More example sentences
    • If we encourage our great firms now, they will carry out this work; but if not, some other Power will give us the go-by in submarines, as two or three have already done in airship design and use.
    • Gamblers, ranchers and shepherds came to see us, but the Mexicans gave us the go-by.
    • Nearing Pembina, the governor expectant, family and suite gave us the go-by… They arrived at the Hudson's Bay Co. post October 18th.

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Word of the day mandado
adj
es muy mandado = he's a real opportunist …
Cultural fact of the day

The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.