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Translation of that in Spanish:


  • 1
    (plural those)
    (demonstrative) ese, esa; ése, ésa; (neuter) eso The Real Academia Española recommends the unaccented forms in all cases of the demonstrative pronoun, which previously took an accent
    esos, esas; ésos, ésas; (to refer to sth more distant, to the remote past) aquél, aquélla; (neuter) aquello
    aquellos, aquellas; aquéllos, aquéllas what's that? ¿qué es eso? who's that? quién es ese/esa? that's Mary's husband/daughter ese es el marido/esa es la hija de Mary those are $20 and those over there $21.50 esos cuestan 20 dólares y aquellos de allá 21,50 that's why she never went back por eso nunca volvió who's that, please? (on telephone) ¿con quién hablo, por favor? that's impossible/wonderful! ¡es imposible/maravilloso! that was last week eso fue la semana pasada those who have been less fortunate los que no han tenido tanta suerte those at the back cannot hear los que están en el fondo no oyen is that so? ¡no me digas!, ¿ah, sí? eat it up now, that's a good girl! vamos, cómetelo todo ¡así me gusta! that's the spirit! ¡así se hace! don't talk like that! ¡no hables así!, ¡no digas eso! and all that [colloquial/familiar] y todo eso come on, it's not as bad as all that vamos, que no es para tanto she told me that John had won the race — that he did me dijo que John había ganado la carrera — así es(, la ganó John)
    Example sentences
    • That's a hawk atop the big rock.
    • That's a nice necklace.
    • Who's that in the corner?
  • 2 (in phrases/en locuciones) at that (moreover) además (thereupon) at that they all burst out laughing al oír ( or ver etc) eso, todos se echaron a reír for all that por eso the village has changed, but has not lost its charm for all that el pueblo ha cambiado, pero no por eso ha perdido su encanto that is we all go, all the adults, that is vamos todos, es decir: todos los adultos you're welcome to come along, that is, if you'd like to encantados de que vengas; siempre que quieras venir, claro that's it! that's it for today eso es todo por hoy is that it? — no, there's another bag to come ¿ya está? — no, todavía falta otra bolsa now lift your left arm: that's it! ahora levanta el brazo izquierdo ¡eso es! or ¡ahí está! that's it: I've had enough! ¡se acabó! ¡ya no aguanto más! that's that you're not going and that's that! no vas y no hay más que hablar or y se acabó she refused and that was that se negó y punto
  • 3 /ðæt; weak form ðət/ (relative) que a voice that reminded him of somebody una voz que le recordaba a alguien it's not money that's the problem el problema aquí no es el dinero it was in Australia that I met Bob fue en Australia donde conocí a Bob, fue en Australia que conocí a Bob (Latin America/América Latina) fool that I was, I believed him tonto que fui, le creí everywhere (that) I go dondequiera que voy it wasn't Helen (that) you saw no fue a Helen a quien viste, no fue a Helen que viste (Latin America/América Latina) is it today (that) they're arriving? ¿es hoy cuando llegan?, ¿es hoy que llegan? (Latin America/América Latina) the reason (that) she resigned el motivo por el que dimitió the way (that) he spoke la forma en que habló

adjective/adjetivo (plural those)

  • ese, esa
    esos, esas; (to refer to sth more distant, to the remote past) aquel, aquella
    aquellos, aquellas do you know that boy/girl? ¿conoces a ese chico/esa chica? those two records/keys are Pete's esos dos discos/esas dos llaves son de Pete do you remember those two Americans we met? ¿te acuerdas de aquellos dos americanos que conocimos? I prefer that one prefiero ese/esa I like those yellow ones me gustan esos amarillos in those days en aquellos tiempos we interviewed only those candidates who … solo entrevistamos a los or aquellos candidatos que … it's been one of those days ha sido uno de esos días en que todo sale mal


/ðæt; weak form ðət/
  • 1 que they decided (that) it was too expensive decidieron que era demasiado caro she said (that) she understood dijo que entendía that he should say so surprises me me sorprende que lo diga the idea that the end justifies the means la idea de que el fin justifica los medios the news that our team had won la noticia de que nuestro equipo había ganado I'm glad (that) you're here me alegro de que estés aquí doesn't it worry you that you haven't heard from him? ¿no te preocupa (el) no haber tenido noticias suyas? let me know immediately (that) they arrive avísame en cuanto lleguen
  • 2 2.1 (in order that) they died that others might live [literary/literario] murieron para que otros pudieran vivir be careful (that) you don't lose anything ten cuidado de no perder nada 2.2 (with the result that) que she talks so fast that I can't understand habla tan rápido que no le entiendo
  • 3 (in interjectional phrases/en locuciones de tipo interjección) 3.1 (expressing surprise) that he should do such a thing! ¡mira que hacer una cosa así! 3.2 (expressing a wish) [literary/literario] ¡ojalá! (followed by subjunctive/seguido por subjuntivo) oh, that you were here! ¡ojalá estuvieras aquí!


  • tan ten thirty? that late already? ¿las diez y media? ¿ya es tan tarde? I'm not that interested, really la verdad es que no me interesa tanto she can't be all that stupid no es posible que sea tan tonta how much do you want? that much? ¿cuánto quieres? ¿un tanto así? I was that tired I could hardly stay awake (British English/inglés británico) [dialect] estaba tan cansado que apenas podía mantenerme despierto

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