Translation of past in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 (former)(attempts/occasions)(life)(old)on past experience I should guess that …she knew from past experience that …basándome en experiencias anteriores yo diría que …in times past [literary] past members of the organizationsabía por experiencia que …prime ministers past and presentantiguos or exmiembros de la organizaciónprimeros ministros de ayer y hoyantiguos y actuales primeros ministrosExample sentences1.2 (most recent)
(week/month/year)in the past few days/three yearsI've been very busy these past few daysen los últimos días/tres añosthe events of the past weekhe estado muy ocupado estos últimos días or últimamentefor some time pastlos acontecimientos de la última semana or de la semana pasadadesde hace tiempoExample sentences1.3 (finished, gone) (predicative) what's past is past
- 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.
that's all past nowlo pasado, pasadoall danger is now pasttodo eso ha quedado atrásin days long pastya ha pasado el peligroen 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 tensethe past participleel pasadoel 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 paststeam trains are a thing of the pastvivir en el pasadoin the past women …las locomotoras de vapor han pasado a la historialet's carry on as we have in the pastantes or antiguamente or en otros tiempos las mujeres …that's all in the pastsigamos como siempre or como antes1.2 countable (of person)eso forma parte del pasadoeso ya es historia(of place)a city/nation without a pasta woman with a pastuna ciudad/nación sin historiauna 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) See examples: I go past their house every morningshe walked straight past himpaso por (delante de) su casa todas las mañanaswe drove past her shoppasó de largo por su lado1.2 (beyond) See examples: it's just past the schoolpasamos por delante de su tienda (con el coche)how did you get past the guard?queda un poco más allá de la escuelaqueda pasando la escuelahe shoved past the doorman¿cómo hiciste para que el guardia te dejara pasar?once we're past customspasó pegándole un empujón al porterothe second turning past the lightsuna vez que hayamos pasado la aduanala segunda calle después del semáforo
- 2 2.1 (after) (especially British English) it's ten past six/half past twoit's half/a quarter past oneson las seis y diez/las dos y mediait was past elevenes la una y media/y cuartoit's long past midnighteran las once pasadasit starts at quarter pastson mucho más de las docethe party went on till past midnightempieza a (las) y cuartoit's past your bedtimela fiesta siguió hasta después de la medianoche2.2 (older than) See examples: once you get past 40 …ya deberías estar acostadoshe must be past 50después de los 40 …una vez pasados los 40 …I'm past the age/stage when …debe tener más de 50ya he pasado la edad/superado la etapa en que …
- 3 (outside, beyond) See examples: it's past belief/enduranceto be pastes increíble/intolerable
-ingthose socks are past mendingthey can do what they like, I'm past caringya no vale la pena zurcir esos calcetinesI wouldn't put it past herpor mí que hagan lo que quieran, ya no me importato be past it [colloquial]an athlete is past it at his ageno me extrañaría que lo hicierala creo muy capaz de hacerlothey think everyone over 40 is past ita su edad un atleta está acabadoa su edad a un atleta ya se le pasó su cuarto de hora (South America) [colloquial]this carpet's past itpiensan que cualquiera que tenga más de 40 ya está para cuarteles de inviernoesta alfombra ya está para la basura
- 1.1 (with verbs of motion) See examples: to fly/cycle/drive pasthe hurried pastpasar volando/en bicicleta/en cocheI saw her as I walked pastpasó a toda prisawe watched the troops march pastal pasar la vi1.2 (giving time) (especially British English) it's twenty-five pastvimos desfilar a las tropasI got there at five pastson y veinticincois it eight yet? — a few minutes pastllegué a y cinco¿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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