Translation of distancia in English:



  • 1 (en el espacio) distance la distancia que separa dos puntos the distance between two points ¿qué distancia hay de Tijuana a Tucson? what's the distance between Tijuana and Tucson?, how far is it from Tijuana to Tucson? ¿a qué distancia está Londres? how far is it to London?, how far is London? presenciaron la explosión a una distancia prudencial they witnessed the explosion from a safe distance se situó a una distancia de un metro she stood a meter away una llamada de or a larga distancia a long-distance call
  • 2 (en locs) a distancia, procesamiento de textos a distancia off-site o remote text processing se situó a distancia para verlo en conjunto she stood back o she stood some distance away to see it as a whole en la distancia in the distance guardar or mantener las distancias to keep one's distance salvando las distancias, ¡es un Einstein! — salvando las distancias he's another Einstein! — well, I wouldn't go that far! es como París, salvando las distancias it's like Paris, although clearly you can only take the comparison so far [colloquial/familiar] tomar distancia [Mil] to measure an arm's length from the next person hay que tomar distancia para ser objetivo in order to be objective you have to stand back from it o distance yourself from it o [colloquial/familiar] get a distance on it


    distancia de frenado

    distancia de parada

  • 3 (en el tiempo) la distancia que nos separa de la Reconquista the distance (in time) between the Reconquest and the present day a distancia el incidente le pareció una tontería looking back o in retrospect, the incident seemed insignificant

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