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sobrar

Translation of sobrar in English:

verbo intransitivo

  • 1 (quedar, restar) sobró mucha comida
    there was a lot of food left over
    ¿te ha sobrado dinero?
    do you have any money left?
  • 2 (estar de más) ya veo que sobro, así que me iré
    I can see I'm not wanted/needed here so I'll go
    no te creas que a mí me sobra el dinero
    don't think that I have money to throw around o to burn [familiar]
    no me sobra el tiempo
    I don't have too much time o all that much time
    I'm a bit short of time
    sobra un cubierto
    I/you/they have laid one place too many
    there's an extra place
    salir sobrando (México) , lo escrito más arriba sale sobrando
    the above text ( o explanation etc) is superfluous o unnecessary
    aquí hay dos empleados que salen sobrando
    there are two employees here whom we do not need o who are surplus to requirements

verbo transitivo

Example sentences
  • Y vamos a ganar, porque plata nos sobra.
  • Y lo que acá parece sobrar es justamente tiempo.
  • De esta forma hoy todo el año nos sobra qué hacer.

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