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Translation of mediar in English:

verbo intransitivo

  • 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 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 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) See examples: 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
Example sentences
  • El codo pequeño se media desde el codo hasta el extremo del dedo pulgar.
  • El primer ministro John Key acabó mediando en el conflicto.
  • Ante las protestas de los portuarios debió mediar el alcalde Jorge Soria.

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