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American English: /ˈrɛdi/
British English: /ˈrɛdi/

Translation of ready in Spanish:

adjective readier, readiest

  • 1 1.1 (having completed preparations) (predicative) to be ready
    estar listo
    estar pronto (Uruguay)
    I'll be ready in a minute 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
    estar listo para + infinitive
    are they ready to start?
    ¿están listos para empezar?
    to get ready
    aprontarse (Southern Cone)
    (get dressed, made up etc) arreglarse
    aprontarse (Southern Cone)
    (get) ready, (get) steady or set, go
    preparados or en sus marcas, listos ¡ya!
    prontos, listos ¡ya! (Uruguay)
    to get something/somebody/oneself readyI'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
    to make something ready
    poner algo a punto
    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.
    1.2 (mentally prepared) (predicative) to be ready for somethingI 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 espero
    to be ready to + infinitiveI'm not ready to face him yet
    todavía no estoy preparado para enfrentarme con él
    1.3 (on point of) [colloquial]ready to + infinitive
    a punto de + infinitive
    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) ready and willing
    dispuesto a todo
    to be ready to + infinitive
    estar dispuesto a + infinitive
    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 or cash?
    ¿tienes dinero (en efectivo)?
    ready to hand
  • 4 (quick)
    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 plural readies

  • 1at the ready 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 readies, readying, readied

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