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acaso

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  • 1 (en preguntas) See examples: ¿cómo lo sabes? ¿acaso estabas allí?
    how do you know? were you there by any chance?
    ¿acaso tengo yo la culpa de que se averió?
    is it my fault it broke down?
    ¿acaso no sabes que lo que has hecho es un delito?
    don't you know that what you've done is a crime?
  • 2 (en locuciones) 2.1por si acaso yo me haría un seguro, por si acaso
    I'd take out some insurance, just in case
    por si acaso no te lo han dicho
    (just) in case nobody's told you
    ni por si acaso (Cono Sur) [familiar], ese no te ayuda ni por si acaso
    you'll never get him to help you
    [familiar]
    2.2si acaso, si acaso me necesitaras, estaré en mi oficina
    if you should need me, I'll be in my office
    no fue tan horrible, si acaso un poco cansador
    it wasn't that bad, a little tiring maybe o perhaps
    si acaso dile que lo vas a pensar
    maybe o perhaps you could tell her you'll think about it
    si acaso cómpralo y si no te sirve lo devuelves
    you could always buy it and bring it back if it's not right
  • 3 [literario] (quizás) See examples:acaso + subjuntivo acaso sea cierto lo que dijo
    maybe o perhaps what she said is true
Example sentences
  • Acaso quieren aprobar pena de muerte y que lo fusilen?
  • Acaso estás libre de errores para que arrojes piedras?
  • Suspensión del ejercicio profesional o reparación civil, acaso podrían ser sentencias aplicables.

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