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alcanzar

Translation of alcanzar in English:

verbo transitivo

  • 3 (acercar, pasar)alcanzarle algo a alguien
    to pass somebody something
    to pass something to somebody
    ¿me alcanzas ese libro?
    could you pass me that book?

verbo intransitivo

  • 1 (llegar) está muy alto, no alcanzo
    it's too high, I can't reach it
    hasta donde alcanzaba la vista
    as far as the eye could see
    alcanzar a + infinitivo
    to manage to + infinitivo
    no alcanzó a terminar
    she didn't manage to finish
    hasta donde alcanzo a ver, la situación no tiene arreglo
    as far as I can see there's no solution
    algo que la mente humana no alcanza a entender
    something which the human mind cannot comprehend
  • 2 (ser suficiente) el pollo no alcanzará para todos
    there won't be enough chicken for everyone o to go round
    el sueldo no le alcanza
    he can't manage o get by on his salary
    me alcanzará hasta final de mes
    it will see me through to the end of the month
    no me alcanza el papel para envolver el regalo
    I haven't got enough paper to wrap the present in
    con que le des una limpiadita, alcanza
    if you give it a quick clean, that will do o that will be good enough
Example sentences
  • De enero a noviembre, las ventas externas alcanzaron 233 913 millones de dólares.
  • La producción anual de aceite de palma alcanza las 60 mil TM.
  • Que las bendiciones de nuestro creador lo protejan siempre y le permitan alcanzar cada vez metas más altas.

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