Translation of mira in English:

mira

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  • 1 1.1 [Armas/Arms] [Óptica/Optics] sight mira telescópica telescopic sight 1.2 (intención, objetivo) con miras a reducir los gastos with a view to reducing costs vino con la mira de quedarse unos días he came intending to stay o/or with the idea of staying (for) a few days tiene la mira puesta en ese cargo he's set his sights on getting that job sus miras son egoístas his motives are selfish es de una estrechez de miras increíble she has an amazingly narrow o/or shortsighted outlook (on things) hay que encarar el proyecto con amplitud de miras we have to adopt a broad-minded approach to the project es muy estrecho de miras he's very narrow-minded
  • 2 (Río de la Plata/River Plate area) (perspectiva) ¿están por terminar? — ¡ni miras! are you nearly finished? — nowhere near! o/or you must be joking! [familiar/colloquial] llevan tres años de novios pero no tienen miras de casarse they've been going out for three years but they don't have any plans to marry

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The CAP (Curso de Adaptación Pedagógica) is a course taken in Spain by graduates with degrees in subjects other than education, who want to teach at secondary level. Students take a CAP in a particular subject, such as mathematics, literature, etc.