There are 4 translations of so in Spanish:

so1

Pronunciation: /səʊ/

adv

  • 1 1.1 (very, to a great extent) (before adj and adv) tan; (with verb) tanto 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
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    • 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.
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    • 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 and adv) tan; (with verb) tanto why are you so stubborn? ¿por qué eres tan terco? don't upset yourself so no te preocupes tanto
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    • 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 … as we'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) tan 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) 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) 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) 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 más o menos we'll need 20 or so chairs nos harán falta unas 20 sillas (más o menos)
  • 3 (with clauses of result or purpose) 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/literario] 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 + infinitive/infinitivo I'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) 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/especialmente España) 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) así 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 quizá(s), en una de esas if so, they're lying si es así or de ser así, están mintiendo
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    • 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) 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 etcétera and so on and so forth etcétera, etcétera
  • 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) [used esp by children] she wasn't there — she was so! no estaba allí — ¡sí que estaba!
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    • ‘You're not Icelandic.’ ‘I am so.’
  • 6 (with v aux) 6.1 (also, equally) 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) 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) bueno so here we are again bueno, aquí estamos otra vez 7.2 (introducing new topic) 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) 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) así que so now you know así que ya sabes
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    • He left us down, so he did!
    • She was a lovely girl, so she was.
    7.5 (expressing surprised reaction) así que, conque so that's what he's after! ¡así que or conque eso es lo que quiere! 7.6 (challenging) but she's not a Catholic — so? pero no es católica — ¿y qué (hay)? so what? ¿y qué?

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Word of the day esporádicamente
adv
sporadically …
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There are 4 translations of so in Spanish:

so2

conj

  • 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/familiar] 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/infinitivo para + infinitive/infinitivo they set off early so as to get good seats salieron temprano para conseguir buenas localidades
  • 2 (therefore, consequently) así que, de manera que 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!
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    • 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.
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    • 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) 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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Word of the day esporádicamente
adv
sporadically …
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The PAN (Partido de Acción Nacional) is the political party that won the Mexican general elections in 2000, breaking the Partido Revolucional Institucional's record of 71 years in power. PRI - Partido Revolucionario InstitucionalPAN was founded in 1939 as a conservative alternative to President, Lázaro Cárdenas. It presents an image of being a defender of popular causes, but takes an individualistic approach to matters of education and property. Its traditional policies include limiting state intervention in the economy to a minimum and bringing about a greater rapprochement between the government and the church.

There are 4 translations of so in Spanish:

so3

n

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Word of the day esporádicamente
adv
sporadically …
Cultural fact of the day

The PAN (Partido de Acción Nacional) is the political party that won the Mexican general elections in 2000, breaking the Partido Revolucional Institucional's record of 71 years in power. PRI - Partido Revolucionario InstitucionalPAN was founded in 1939 as a conservative alternative to President, Lázaro Cárdenas. It presents an image of being a defender of popular causes, but takes an individualistic approach to matters of education and property. Its traditional policies include limiting state intervention in the economy to a minimum and bringing about a greater rapprochement between the government and the church.

There are 4 translations of so in Spanish:

SO

S/O

n

  • (British English/inglés británico) standing order

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Word of the day esporádicamente
adv
sporadically …
Cultural fact of the day

The PAN (Partido de Acción Nacional) is the political party that won the Mexican general elections in 2000, breaking the Partido Revolucional Institucional's record of 71 years in power. PRI - Partido Revolucionario InstitucionalPAN was founded in 1939 as a conservative alternative to President, Lázaro Cárdenas. It presents an image of being a defender of popular causes, but takes an individualistic approach to matters of education and property. Its traditional policies include limiting state intervention in the economy to a minimum and bringing about a greater rapprochement between the government and the church.