There are 3 main translations of so in Spanish:

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American English: /soʊ/
British English: /səʊ/

adverb

  • 1 1.1 (very, to a great extent) (before adj or adv)
    (with verb)
    he's so very English
    es tan inglés
    I'm so, so tired
    estoy tan, pero tan cansado
    he did it so quickly
    lo hizo tan rápido
    you're so right
    tienes tanta razón
    I'm so glad to meet you
    me alegro tanto de conocerte
    there's so much work to do
    hay tanto (trabajo) que hacer
    thank you so much
    muchísimas gracias
    I love him so
    lo quiero tanto
    I did so hope/wish they could come
    tenía tantas esperanzas/ganas de que vinieran
    Example sentences
    • She did not know why God kept her here so long but believed that He must have had a purpose.
    • I am not so stupid as to consider myself original.
    • She, like the rest of the family, had not expected Belinda to be away for so long.
    Example sentences
    • I wanted to like the movie if only because the critics hated it so, but I couldn't deny the unmistakable truth that it was not very good.
    • Their bathroom was so clean!
    • He was so handsome in his dark Sunday suit.
    1.2 (as much as that) (before adj or adv)
    (with verb)
    why are you so stubborn?
    ¿por qué eres tan terco?
    don't upset yourself so
    no te preocupes tanto
    Example sentences
    • Have you seen a girl, about so high, with long blonde hair?
    • ‘Oh, it's flat like a coin, but about so big,’ said Erin, gesturing with his hands.
    1.3 (in comparisons) not so … aswe've never been so busy as we are now
    nunca hemos estado tan ocupados como ahora
    Paul's not so confident as he looks
    Paul no tiene tanta confianza en sí mismo como parece
    it's not so much a hobby as an obsession
    no es tanto un hobby como una obsesión
    1.4 (such a) so foolish a mistake as the one John made
    un error tan tonto como el que cometió John
    how could so gifted a poet stop writing?
    ¿cómo pudo dejar de escribir un poeta con tanto talento?
  • 2 2.1 (up to a certain point, limit) See examples: I can only eat so fast
    no puedo comer más rápido
    we can admit just so many and no more
    solo podemos dejar entrar a equis cantidad de gente y no más
    I can take just so much and then I explode
    puedo aguantar hasta cierto punto pero después exploto
    2.2 (unspecified amount) See examples: they charge us so much a day
    nos cobran tanto por día
    so many rolls of this, so many boxes of that
    tantos rollos de esto, tantas cajas de aquello
    2.3 (the amount indicated) See examples: the fish was so long
    el pescado era así de largo
    I've known him since he was so high
    lo conozco desde que era así
    2.4or so we'll need 20 or so chairs
    nos harán falta unas 20 sillas (más o menos)
  • 3 (with clauses of result or purpose) See examples:so … (that)
    tan … que
    he was so rude (that) she slapped him
    fue tan grosero, que le dio una bofetada
    so confused was she that … [literary]
    tan confundida estaba que …
    he so hated the job, he left
    odiaba tanto el trabajo, que lo dejó
    the buildings are so designed that …
    los edificios están diseñados de tal manera que or de manera tal que …
    so … as to + infinitiveI'm not so stupid as to believe him
    no soy tan tonta como para creerle
    I was so fortunate as to know her personally
    tuve la suerte de conocerla personalmente
    would you be so kind as to explain this to me? [formal]
    ¿tendría la gentileza de explicarme esto?
  • 4 4.1 (thus, in this way) See examples: the street was so named because …
    se le puso ese nombre a la calle porque …
    if you feel so inclined
    si tienes ganas
    si te apetece (especially Spain)
    if that's what you want, then so be it, but …
    si eso es lo que quieres, muy bien ( or así se hará etc), pero …
    hold the bat like so
    agarra el bate así or de esta manera
    4.2 (as stated) is that really so?
    ¿de veras?
    ¿realmente es así?
    that is so [formal]
    así es
    I know quite a bit about that — is that so?
    yo sé bastante de eso — ¡no me digas!
    not so
    no es cierto
    no es así
    perhaps so
    en una de esas
    if so, they're lying
    si es así or de ser así, están mintiendo
    Example sentences
    • Perhaps his next stop in Houston will be a better one. Let's hope so!
    • Is there a place for direct marketing? I think so.
    • I watched an episode, saw nothing wrong with it, and said so.
    4.3 (as desired) See examples: everything has to be just/precisely so
    todo tiene que estar justamente/precisamente como ella ( or él etc) quiere
    4.4and so on o and so forth and so on and so forth
  • 5 5.1 (replacing clause, phrase, word) … and I'm sure they've done so/they'll do so
    … y estoy segura de que lo han hecho/de que lo harán
    he left the country and by doing so he caused great problems
    abandonó el país y, al hacerlo, causó muchos problemas
    he put the books on the table and in so doing knocked the vase off the edge
    al poner los libros sobre la mesa tiró el florero
    he thinks she's gifted and I think so too
    él cree que tiene talento y yo también or y yo opino lo mismo
    is he coming tomorrow? — it seems so
    ¿viene mañana? — así or eso parece
    will he be pleased? — I expect so
    ¿estará contento? — me imagino que sí
    I got a bit dirty — so I see
    me ensucié un poco — sí, ya veo
    you said so yesterday
    eso dijiste ayer
    I told you so
    ¿no te lo dije?
    so saying, he put on his coat and left
    y con estas palabras or diciendo esto, se puso el abrigo y se fue
    this will never work — how so?
    esto no va a funcionar — ¿por qué no?
    why so?
    ¿por qué?
    is she interested? — very much so
    ¿le interesa? — sí, y mucho
    our relations are good and I want to keep them so
    nuestras relaciones son buenas y quiero que sigan así or que sigan siéndolo
    she's like her mother in that, only more so
    en eso es como la madre, pero más todavía
    5.2 (contradicting) See examples:she wasn't there — she was so!
    no estaba allí — ¡sí que estaba!
    Example sentences
    • ‘You're not Icelandic.’ ‘I am so.’
  • 6 (with v aux) 6.1 (also, equally) See examples: the children are tired and so am I/are you/is Peter
    los niños están cansados y yo/y tú/y Peter también
    Peter agrees and so does Bill/and so do I
    Peter está de acuerdo y Bill/y yo también
    speed is important, but so too is quality
    la rapidez es importante, pero también lo es la calidad
    6.2 (indeed) See examples: she claims she's talented and so she is
    asegura que tiene talento y, la verdad, lo tiene
    I want to go and so I shall
    quiero ir e iré
    you promised — so I did!
    lo prometiste — ¡es verdad! or ¡tienes razón!
  • 7 7.1 (indicating pause or transition) so here we are again 7.2 (introducing new topic) See examples: so you're getting married, I hear?
    ¿así que te casas?
    so what's new with you?
    y ¿qué hay or qué cuentas de nuevo?
    7.3 (querying, eliciting information) See examples: so now what do we do?
    ¿y ahora qué hacemos?
    so he intends to stay, it seems?
    así que or entonces parece que piensa quedarse ¿no?
    7.4 (summarizing, concluding) so now you know
    así que ya sabes
    Example sentences
    • He left us down, so he did!
    • She was a lovely girl, so she was.
    7.5 (expressing surprised reaction) so that's what he's after!
    ¡así que or conque eso es lo que quiere!
    7.6 (challenging) See examples: but she's not a Catholic — so?
    pero no es católica — ¿y qué (hay)?
    so what?

conjunction

  • 1 (in clauses of purpose or result) 1.1so (that)she said it slowly, so (that) we'd all understand
    lo dijo despacio, para que or de manera que todos entendiéramos
    she said it slowly, so (that) we all understood
    lo dijo despacio, así que or de manera que todos entendimos
    we took a taxi, so (that) we wouldn't be late
    tomamos un taxi para no llegar tarde
    we took a taxi, so (that) we got there early
    tomamos un taxi, así que or de manera que llegamos temprano
    not so (as) you'd notice [colloquial]has he cleaned in here? — not so as you'd notice
    ¿ha limpiado aquí? — pues si ha limpiado, no lo parece
    1.2so as to + infinitive
    para + infinitive
    they set off early so as to get good seats
    salieron temprano para conseguir buenas localidades
  • 2 (therefore, consequently) he wasn't at home, so I called again later
    no estaba en casa, así que or de manera que volví a llamar más tarde
    so there!
    ¡para que sepas!
    Example sentences
    • There is very little between teams now they are all champions, so to say that any team should be outstanding favourites is not realistic.
    • By the time we bought our tickets it was almost 5:30 so we hurried back to the hotel.
    • I think I've been playing very well, so to say that my heart's not in it is hurtful.
    Example sentences
    • When it was translated it usually meant no more to her than it did in English, so that she did not know what to reply.
    • The lawyer said the American was inebriated at the time, so that he had lost control of his actions.
  • 3 (in parallel processes) See examples: as … so(just) as she loves it, so I detest it
    así como a ella le encanta, yo lo detesto
    as we grow older, so we grow more tolerant
    a medida que envejecemos, nos vamos haciendo más tolerantes

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