Translation of past in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 (former)(attempts/occasions)
pasado(old)on past experience I should guess that …
antiguobasándome en experiencias anteriores yo diría que …she knew from past experience that …sabía por experiencia que …in times past [literary] past members of the organizationantiguos or exmiembros de la organizaciónprime ministers past and presentprimeros ministros de ayer y hoy
antiguos y actuales primeros ministrosExample sentences1.2 (most recent)
(week/month/year)in the past few days/three years
- Club captain Johnson and past captain Jacobs completed six rounds of golf in a day to raise money for charity.
- The union's offer to assist the government is completely in line with its past practices.
- It is time to forget past differences and work together for the larger interest of the nation.
últimoen los últimos días/tres añosI've been very busy these past few dayshe estado muy ocupado estos últimos días or últimamentethe events of the past weeklos acontecimientos de la última semana or de la semana pasadafor some time pastdesde hace tiempoExample sentences1.3 (finished, gone) (predicative) what's past is past
lo pasado, pasadothat's all past nowtodo eso ha quedado atrásall danger is now pastya ha pasado el peligroin days long pasten tiempos remotosExample sentences
- Michelle has been doing a lot of writing over the past year and has just signed a record deal with Mercury Records.
- We only went out for two months over this past summer and it was really hard on her when we broke up.
- There is a long-established genre of writing about boys' public schools in the past century.
- The Conservative Party came round to him, and by October the worst of the dangers of that year were past.
- Surely the age of bigotry is past.
- But some argue the worst may be past.
- 2, (Linguistics)the past tenseel pasadothe past participle
el pretéritoel participio pasado or pasivoExample sentences
- Pashto has a rich agreement mechanism, but one that is manifested differently in the present and past tenses.
- We often use the past tense in English to describe an imagined present or future.
- British imperialism is habitually referred to in the past tense, as if it had gone the way of the empire.
- 1 1.1 uncountable (former times) to live in the pastvivir en el pasadosteam trains are a thing of the pastlas locomotoras de vapor han pasado a la historiain the past women …antes or antiguamente or en otros tiempos las mujeres …let's carry on as we have in the pastsigamos como siempre or como antesthat's all in the pasteso forma parte del pasado1.2 countable (of person)
eso ya es historia(of place)a city/nation without a past
historia (feminine)una ciudad/nación sin historiaa woman with a pastuna mujer con pasadoExample sentences
- They talked about their pasts, their goals, and their futures.
- The hotel has a colourful past.
- Given Cox's past, it is hardly surprising he acquired such coping mechanisms.
- They are expressing the national agenda of their new country by documenting important moments in the past.
- For each of the men their existence has been brought back to these moments of the past.
- We have been met in the past with surly and indifferent service at many retail outlets.
- 2 uncountable (Linguistics) the past historicel pasado históricoExample sentences
- In their recounting of experience encourage them to use the past continuous and the simple past.
- These percentages of the simple verb form in the past were much lower than those for the simple present.
- It takes time and effort to master the vowel and consonantal changes associated with the past of irregular verbs.
- 1 1.1 (by the side of) I go past their house every morningpaso por (delante de) su casa todas las mañanasshe walked straight past himpasó de largo por su ladowe drove past her shoppasamos por delante de su tienda (con el coche)1.2 (beyond) it's just past the schoolqueda un poco más allá de la escuelahow did you get past the guard?
queda pasando la escuela¿cómo hiciste para que el guardia te dejara pasar?he shoved past the doormanpasó pegándole un empujón al porteroonce we're past customsuna vez que hayamos pasado la aduanathe second turning past the lightsla segunda calle después del semáforo
- 2 2.1 (after) (especially British English) it's ten past six/half past twoson las seis y diez/las dos y mediait's half/a quarter past onees la una y media/y cuartoit was past eleveneran las once pasadasit's long past midnightson mucho más de las doceit starts at quarter pastempieza a (las) y cuartothe party went on till past midnightla fiesta siguió hasta después de la medianocheit's past your bedtimeya deberías estar acostado2.2 (older than) once you get past 40 …después de los 40 …she must be past 50
una vez pasados los 40 …debe tener más de 50I'm past the age/stage when …ya he pasado la edad/superado la etapa en que …
- 3 (outside, beyond) it's past belief/endurancees increíble/intolerableto be past
-ingthose socks are past mendingya no vale la pena zurcir esos calcetinesthey can do what they like, I'm past caringpor mí que hagan lo que quieran, ya no me importaI wouldn't put it past herno me extrañaría que lo hicierato be past it [colloquial]an athlete is past it at his age
la creo muy capaz de hacerloa su edad un atleta está acabadothey think everyone over 40 is past it
a su edad a un atleta ya se le pasó su cuarto de hora (South America) [colloquial]piensan que cualquiera que tenga más de 40 ya está para cuarteles de inviernothis carpet's past itesta alfombra ya está para la basura
- 1.1 (with verbs of motion) to fly/cycle/drive pastpasar volando/en bicicleta/en cochehe hurried pastpasó a toda prisaI saw her as I walked pastal pasar la viwe watched the troops march pastvimos desfilar a las tropas1.2 (giving time) (especially British English) it's twenty-five pastson y veinticincoI got there at five pastllegué a y cincois it eight yet? — a few minutes past¿son las ocho ya? — y unos minutos or pasadasExample sentences
- We can recollect or retrospect the nature or character of a mental event just past.
- Many folks lack the courage to do so, even when the time to wait before acting is long past.
- The next half hour went past amazingly fast.
- She said that from her living room she caught a glimpse of the car going past and then heard the bang.
- He was much quicker but could not get past and unfortunately, the time deficit by the time of his first stop was too big to handle.
- As the air rushes past it collects small quantities of the solution which are then deposited onto the skin.
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