Translation of ahora in English:



  • 1 1.1 (en el momento presente) now entonces ganaba más que ahora I was earning more then than (I am) now ¡ahora me lo dices! now you tell me! ahora que está lloviendo se le ocurre salir now that it's raining he wants to go out ¡ahora sí que la hemos hecho buena! [familiar/colloquial] now we've done it! [colloquial/familiar], now we've really gone and done it! [colloquial/familiar] la juventud de ahora young people today, the youth of today ahora que lo pienso now I come to think of it ahora que lo dices now you (come to) mention it problemas hasta ahora insolubles hitherto insoluble problems hasta ahora solo hemos recibido tres ofertas so far o up to now we have only received three offers de ahora en adelante or desde ahora from now on de entonces a ahora or desde entonces hasta ahora since then, between then and now por ahora va todo bien everything's going all right so far ¿te puedes arreglar con 1.000 pesos por ahora? can you make do with 1,000 pesos for the time being o for now? 1.2 (inmediatamente, pronto) hazlo ahora mismo do it right now o right away o this instant o this minute ahora te lo muestro I'll show it to you in a minute o second o moment ¡ahora voy! I'm coming! ¡hasta ahora! see you soon! 1.3 (hace un momento) a moment ago lo acabo de comprar ahora I've just this minute bought it, I just bought it a few moments o minutes ago ahora último (Chi) recently ahora tiempo (Chi) not so long ago
  • 2 2.1 (indep) (con sentido adversativo) esta es mi sugerencia. Ahora, si tú tienes una idea mejor … that's my advice. Of course, if you have a better idea … no pagan mucho. Ahora, el trabajo es muy fácil they don't pay very well. Mind you, it's very easy work 2.2ahora bien (indep) however

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