- 1 (no pass) 1.1 (allow to) to let somebody/something +
infinitivelet the water run she lets them do what they likelet her speaklos deja hacer lo que quierenhe let his hair growdéjala hablarlet me help youse dejó crecer el pelodon't let the fire go outdeja que te ayudedon't let me keep youno dejes apagar el fuegono dejes que se apague el fuegolet me seeno te quiero entretenerher pride won't let her admit she made a mistake¿a ver?deja or déjame veryou shouldn't let her talk to you like thatsu orgullo no le permite reconocer que cometió un errordon't let me catch you here again!no deberías permitir que te hable así→ be 1 5 1 → drop 3 3¡que no te vuelva a pescar por aquí!Example sentences1.2 (cause to, make)to let somebody/something +
- He doesn't let his busy schedule prevent him from visiting Scotland regularly.
- The padding helps prevent soreness and lets you spend more time on the saddle.
- But his boss won't let him leave - at least not until he completes one final contract.
infinitivelet me have your answer tomorrow!let me know if there are any problemsdame la respuesta or contéstame mañanahe let it be known that …avísame si hay algún problemadon't let it be known that …!hizo saber que …don't clean it: let him do it!que no se sepa que …que nadie se entere de que …no lo limpies, deja que lo haga élExample sentences
- Torches lined the stairs, and an occasional stained-glass window let in some light.
- They let heat in but prevent it from getting out.
- The following morning I'm woken up nice and early by the builders letting themselves in to the apartment.
- 2 2.1 (+ adverb complement) to let something/somebody by o pastthey stood aside and let him by o pastdejar pasar algo/a alguienlet me through! I'm a doctorse apartaron para dejarlo pasarshe won't let the dog in the housedéjenme pasar, soy médicoshe let herself into the houseno deja que el perro entre en la casathey weren't let on board the shipabrió la puerta y entró en la casasee also→ let in, → let off, → let out 2.2 (Medicine)to let somebody's bloodno los dejaron or no les permitieron subir a bordohacerle una sangría a alguien
- 3Used to form 1st pers pl imperative3.1 (in suggestions) See examples: let's go let's ask Chrislet's play dominoes! — yes, let'svamos a preguntarle a Chrispreguntémosle a Chrisdon't let's olet's not argue¿por qué no jugamos al dominó? — ¡buena idea!3.2 (in requests, proposals, commands) See examples: if we were to sell it for, let's olet us say $500no discutamoslet's be honest!si lo vendiéramos por, un suponer or digamos, $500let's be quite clear about this¡vamos a decir la verdad!¡seamos honestos!let us pray [formal]que esto quede bien clarooremos
- 4Used to form 3rd pers imperative, gen translated by4.1 (in commands) See examples: let the show begin
que+ subjunctivein Spanishlet that be a lesson to youque empiece el espectáculonever let it be said that …que te sirva de lecciónlet there be light (Bible) 4.2 (expressing defiance, warning, threat) See examples: let them think what they like!que no se diga que …just let her/them try!¡que piensen lo que quieran!4.3 (in suppositions) See examples: let x equal 4¡que se atreva/atrevan!supongamos que x es igual a 4
- (especially British English) (room/office)alquilarseExample sentences
- Letters have been sent to solicitors and letting agents after police found people are letting properties for themselves then sub-letting them to prostitutes.
- The council also wants to start targeting private landlords in a bid to encourage them to consider letting their properties to people receiving housing benefit.
- She will take charge of letting the property in the future.
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 1.1 (lower)
- 1 1.1 (allow to enter)
- 1.1 (insert into) (Constr) 1.2 (initiate into) See examples: to let somebody into a secret
- 1 1.1verb + object + adverb (not punish, forgive) he was let off lightly
- 1verb + adverb, verb + adverb + object 1.1 (reveal) See examples: we're planning a surprise party, don't let on!
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 1.1 (reveal, disclose)
- 1.1 (diminish, slacken)
- 1 (in tennis)let (masculine)Example sentences
- In a first game that lasted nearly 30 minutes, she maintained her composure through a series of lets, strokes, and no lets.
- I believe I have a very good understanding of lets and strokes.
- If you encounter interference and then play the ball, you have no right to a let.
- 2 (lease)(British English)I can't get a let for my housethey specialize in holiday letsno logro alquilar or arrendar mi casase especializan en el alquiler or el arrendamiento de residencias de vacacionesExample sentences
- While short lets of a week, a month or six months cost substantially more, reductions are offered for a standard year-long contract.
- If you intend to let the property for short-term holiday lets, then the service will need to include changeovers and handover of the keys.
- Fully furnished, it is set up for holiday and short-term lets.
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