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Translation of that in Spanish:


American English: /ðæt/
British English: /ðat/
  • 1
    plural those
    The Real Academia Española recommends the unaccented forms in all cases of the demonstrative pronoun, which previously took an accent
    also: those
    (to refer to something more distant, to the remote past) aquél
    also: those
    what's that? 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! that's the spirit!
    ¡así se hace!
    don't talk like that!
    ¡no hables así!
    ¡no digas eso!
    and all that [colloquial]
    y todo eso
    come on, it's not as bad as all that 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) at that (moreover) (thereupon) at that they all burst out laughing
    al oír ( or ver etc. ) eso, todos se echaron a reír
    for all that 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 iswe 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 thatyou'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
    American English: /ðæt/
    , /ðət/
    British English: /ðat/
    , /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)
    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)
    is it today (that) they're arriving?
    ¿es hoy cuando llegan?
    ¿es hoy que llegan? (Latin America)
    the reason (that) she resigned
    el motivo por el que dimitió
    the way (that) he spoke
    la forma en que habló

adjective plural those

American English: /ðæt/
British English: /ðat/
  • ese
    also: those
    (to refer to something more distant, to the remote past) aquel
    also: those
    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 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


American English: /ðæt/
, /ðət/
British English: /ðat/
, /ðət/
  • 1 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]
    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) she talks so fast that I can't understand
    habla tan rápido que no le entiendo
    Example sentences
    • The result is that you pay too much tax in the months before your birthday and too little in the months after.
    • It's all over and above contract, but the result is that kids here tend to be a bit more respectful.
    • The result is that he resolves to return to his true calling: the writing of fiction.
  • 3 (in interjectional phrases) 3.1 (expressing surprise) that he should do such a thing!
    ¡mira que hacer una cosa así!
    3.2 (expressing a wish) [literary]
    ¡ojalá! followed by subjunctive
    oh, that you were here!
    ¡ojalá estuvieras aquí!


American English: /ðæt/
British English: /ðat/
  • 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) [dialect]
    estaba tan cansado que apenas podía mantenerme despierto
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