There are 2 main translations of parado in English:

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parado 1

also: feminine: parada


  • 1 1.1 (detenido, inmóvil) See examples: no te quedes ahí parado, ven a ayudarme
    don't just stand there, come and help me
    ¿qué hace ese coche parado en medio de la calle?
    what's that car doing sitting o stopped in the middle of the street?
    la producción está parada por falta de materia prima
    production has stopped o is at a standstill because of a lack of raw materials
    1.2 (confuso, desconcertado) See examples: se quedó parado, sin saber qué decir
    he was taken aback and didn't know what to say
  • 4 (en una situación) See examples: bien/mal parado, salió muy mal parado del accidente
    he was in a bad way after the accident
    salió bastante bien parada del accidente
    she escaped from the accident pretty much unscathed o unhurt
    salió mal parado del último negocio en que se metió
    he lost a lot of money on his last business venture
    ha quedado muy mal parada ante la opinión pública
    she has been made to look bad in the eyes of the public
    con esas declaraciones ha dejado muy mal parados a sus colegas
    by saying those things he has left his colleagues in a very difficult situation
    él está muy bien parado con el director (América Latina)
    he's in o he's well in with the director
    es el que mejor parado ha salido del reparto
    he's the one who's done (the) best out of the share-out

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There are 2 main translations of parado in English:

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parado 2
also: feminine: parada

sustantivo masculino, sustantivo femenino

  • (España)
    unemployed person
    el número de parados
    the number of (people) unemployed
    the number of people out of work
Example sentences
  • FERNANDO GONZALEZ sos una mentira no sabes donde estas parado.
  • Otra consecuencia de la crisis es el elevado número de parados.
  • Queremos llegar lo mejor parados al 10 de diciembre.

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