- 1 1.1 (not here) See examples: my briefcase is gone!how long has she been gone? by the time we get there, they'll be gone¡me ha desaparecido la cartera!para cuando nosotros lleguemos, ya se habrán idoExample sentences1.2 (past) See examples: those days are (long) gone
gone are the days when one could …de eso hace ya muchoya no se puede …Example sentences1.3 (used up) See examples: the money is all gone
- It was the rudiment of a possible discussion but she was already gone, leaving him alone in the aisle.
- The sun was almost gone, and Rowena shared the garden only with one old man in a wheelchair.
- Those moments I remember from the Ireland squad when Duff's shyness got the better of him are virtually gone.
se ha acabado el dinerono queda nada de dineroExample sentences1.4far gonehe was too far gone for us to be able to revive him
- The petroleum industry barely existed 100 years ago and will probably be largely gone 100 years from now.
- If she was gone, dead and buried, he could move on with his life.
- With the internet the prime reason for the existence of cities is gone.
the bearings are pretty far goneera ya demasiado tarde para poder salvarlothings are too far gone to avoid a strikelos cojinetes están muy gastados or en muy mal estadohe was pretty far gone (drunk) [colloquial]las cosas han llegado demasiado lejos, no se puede evitar la huelgahabía bebido bastante más de la cuenta
- Having been consumed, they are gone and are not available to others.
- Goods that are consumed are gone and thus not available for use in production.
- Much of the available money was gone before the traditional marketing season for lambs even began.
- 2 2.1 (pregnant) [colloquial]she's six months gone2.2 (dead) [euphemistic]I think he's goneestá de seis meses [colloquial]me parece que está muerto or que se ha muertoExample sentences
- The first time, I didn't even realise I was pregnant until I was four months gone.
- Most teenage mums won't even go to their doctor until they are six or seven months gone because they are so afraid.
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A portero is a superintendent in an apartment building who looks after it, keeps it clean, delivers mail, and keeps an eye on comings and goings. Porteros often have an apartment in the building as part of their pay. The portero, and particularly the female portera, are part of popular culture. They have a reputation for being inquisitive and fond of gossip.