Translation of mediar in English:

mediar

verbo intransitivo/intransitive verb

  • 2 2.1 [tiempo/distancia] entre los dos hechos mediaron cinco meses the two incidents were separated by an interval of five months, five months elapsed between o/or separated the two incidents entre los dos pueblos median 50 kms the two villages are separated by a distance of 50 kms me parece bastante inteligente pero de ahí a decir que es un genio media un abismo he seems quite intelligent but that's a long way from saying he's a genius siempre medió entre nosotros un abismo we were always poles o/or worlds apart pasé la primera prueba pero de ahí a tener el puesto media un buen trecho I passed the first test but I'm still a long way from getting the job 2.2 (interponerse) sin mediar palabra, se levantó y se marchó without saying a word, she got up and left no debemos permitir que medien intereses personales we must not allow personal interests to enter into it
  • 3 (existir) [hecho/circunstancia] media la circunstancia de que es casado the fact is that he's married

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