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caso

Translation of caso in English:

sustantivo masculino

  • 1 (situación, coyuntura) en esos casos, lo mejor es no decir nada
    in cases o situations like that, it's best not to say anything
    si ese es el caso …
    if that's the case …
    en último caso siempre puedes acudir a tu tío
    as a last resort you could always go to your uncle
    en último caso nos vamos a pie
    if it comes to it o if the worst comes to the worst, we'll just have to walk
    es un caso límite
    it is a borderline case
    aun en el mejor de los casos
    even at the very best
    en el peor de los casos te pondrán una multa
    the worst they can do is fine you
    de vez en cuando se da el caso de …
    from time to time cases arise of o there are cases of …
    pocas veces se ha dado el caso de que hayan tenido que disparar
    there have been few cases in which they have had to shoot
    si se diera el caso de que tuvieras que quedarte en Londres
    if you should have to stay in London
    para el caso es igual
    what difference does it make?
    yo en su caso, aceptaría
    I'd accept if I were you
    ponte en mi caso
    put yourself in my place o position o shoes
    lo que dijo no venía or hacía al caso
    what she said had nothing to do with o had no connection with what we were talking about
    pongamos por caso que se trata de …
    let's assume o suppose o imagine we're talking about …
  • 2 (en locuciones) el caso es que, el caso es que están todos bien
    the important o main thing is that everybody is all right
    el caso es que no sé si aceptar o no
    the thing is that I don't know whether to accept or not
    en caso de, en caso de incendio rómpase el cristal
    in case of fire break glass
    en caso de no poder asistir le ruego me avise
    please inform me if you are unable to attend
    en caso contrario en caso contrario nos veremos obligados a cerrar
    otherwise o if not, we will have no option but to close down
    en cualquier caso en cualquier caso nada se pierde con intentarlo
    in any case there's no harm in trying
    there's no harm in trying anyway
    en todo caso, en todo caso pueden dormir en casa
    they can always stay at my place
    no puedo hacerlo para mañana, en todo caso para el jueves
    I can't get it done for tomorrow, maybe Thursday
    quizá venga, en todo caso dijo que llamaría
    she might come, in any case she said she'd ring
    llegado el caso
    if it comes to it
    llegado el caso podemos tomar el tren
    if it comes to it we can always take the train
    según el caso
    as appropriate
    no hay/hubo caso (Latin America) [colloquial], no hubo caso, la mancha no salió
    the stain absolutely refused to budge
    por más que reclamé, no hubo caso
    I complained until I was blue in the face but it didn't do the slightest bit of good [colloquial]
    no hay caso, no va a aprender nunca
    there's no way he'll ever learn [colloquial]
    it's no good o no use, he'll never learn
    no tiene caso
    it is absolutely pointless o a complete waste of time
  • 4 (atención) hacerle caso a alguien
    to pay attention to somebody
    take notice of somebody
    maldito el caso que me hace
    she doesn't take the slightest notice of what I say
    hacer caso de algono hizo caso de las señales de peligro
    she ignored o didn't heed the warning signs
    she took no notice of o paid no attention to the warning signs
    hacer caso omiso de algo
    to take no notice of something
    ignore something
    haces caso omiso de todo lo que te digo
    you ignore everything o take no notice of anything I tell you
    hizo caso omiso de mis consejos
    he disregarded o ignored o didn't heed my advice
    he took no notice of my advice
Example sentences
  • En Quito se presentan 126 llamados de auxilio y 17 casos de violencia física a mujeres.
  • Por que hacen caso omiso a su trayectoria.
  • La cirugía esta indicada en ciertos casos de miopía.

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