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Pronunciation: /ˈredi/

Translation of ready in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo (-dier, -diest)

  • 1 1.1 (having completed preparations) (predicative/predicativo) to be ready estar* listo, estar* pronto (Urug) I'll be ready in a minute enseguida estoy (lista) ready when you are! ¡cuando quieras! we're ready and waiting estamos listos para lo que sea your documents are ready and waiting sus documentos están listos y a su disposición the doctor is ready for you now ya puede pasar a ver al doctor ready for press listo para la imprenta to be ready to + infinitive/infinitivo estar* listo para + infinitive/infinitivo are they ready to start? ¿están listos para empezar? to get ready prepararse, aprontarse (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) (get dressed, made up etc) arreglarse, prepararse, aprontarse (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) (get) ready, (get) steady o set, go preparados or en sus marcas or (Urug tb) prontos, listos ¡ya! to get sth/sb/oneself ready I'm getting the meal ready estoy preparando la comida it takes her ages to get herself/the children ready tarda siglos en arreglarse/arreglar a los niños to make ready prepararse to make sth ready poner* algo a punto 1.2 (mentally prepared) (predicative/predicativo)to be ready for sth I don't feel ready for marriage no me siento preparado para el matrimonio after the journey, I was ready for bed después del viaje lo que quería era irme a la cama I feel great, ready for anything me siento fenomenal, dispuesto a todo get ready for a big surprise! ¡prepárate, que te vas a llevar una gran sorpresa! let him pick a quarrel if he wants: I'm ready for him que busque pelea si quiere, aquí lo esperoto be ready to + infinitive/infinitivo I'm not ready to face him yet todavía no estoy preparado para enfrentarme con él
    Example sentences
    • I learned that I needed to be ready, prepared and fully knowledgeable about the industry.
    • There wasn't much other than to get ready for the dinner, but even then she would be getting ready too soon.
    • It normally doesn't take me long to get ready for anything but tonight it felt like forever to get ready.
    1.3 (on point of) [colloquial/familiar] ready to + infinitive/infinitivo a punto de + infinitive/infinitivo the wall's ready to collapse la pared está a punto de venirse abajo she looks ready to drop tiene cara de estar agotada or de estar a punto de caerse muerta
    Example sentences
    • If there is another agency which is lending money at better interest rates and with better conditions, I am ready to shift.
    • It looked like you were ready to drop after a couple of hours there.
    • I was ready to drop from lack of sleep, so we proceeded home.
  • 2 (willing) dispuesto ready and willing dispuesto a todo to be ready to + infinitive/infinitivo estar* dispuesto a + infinitive/infinitivo they are ready to die for their country están dispuestos a morir por la patria she's too ready to find fault es muy dada a criticar they found a ready market for their product encontraron un mercado muy receptivo para su producto
    Example sentences
    • The most important factor is the open and friendly staff who are always ready to serve and eager to please.
    • The southern Sudanese are eager and ready to provide the balance of forces.
    • Thus, the child can develop into a multi-faceted personality eager and ready to face the world.
  • 3 (easy, available) he's a ready source of useful tips siempre tiene un consejo útil there is no ready solution to this problem el problema no tiene fácil solución do you have any ready money o cash? ¿tienes dinero (en efectivo)? ready to hand a mano
  • 4 (quick) [wit/intellect] vivo, agudo
    Example sentences
    • He was young, bright, fair, full of life, with an open smile and a ready, quick wit.
    • With her doctorate in medieval history, and a quick and ready mind, Pam would be no slouch herself under questioning.
    • He had a quick and ready wit and a mischievous sense of humour.

noun/nombre (plural -dies)

  • 1at the ready listo with rifles at the ready con los fusiles listos the reporters waited, pens at the ready los periodistas esperaban, bolígrafo en ristre or en mano

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (-dies, -dying, -died)

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