There are 2 translations of backward in Spanish:

backward1

Pronunciation: /ˈbækwərd; ˈbækwəd/

adj

  • 1 (before n) [movement/somersault] hacia atrás without so much as a backward glance sin ni siquiera una mirada atrás that would be a backward step eso sería un paso atrás
  • 2 [child] retrasado; [nation/community] atrasado she's/he's not exactly backward in coming forward es muy echada/echado p'alante [familiar/colloquial]

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There are 2 translations of backward in Spanish:

backward2

Pronunciation: /-z/
, (esp BrE) backwards

adv

  • 1.1 (toward rear) hacia atrás to bend o lean over backward hacer* lo imposible I've bent over backward to help you he hecho lo imposible por ayudarte know1 1 1 1 1.2 (back first) [run/walk] hacia atrás 1.3 (back to front, in reverse order) al revés you've done it all backward lo has hecho todo al revés you've put your sweater on backward (AmE) te has puesto el suéter al revés 1.4backward(s) and forward(s) he worked the lever backward(s) and forward(s) le dio a la palanca para atrás y para adelante the door was swinging backward(s) and forward(s) in the wind la puerta se mecía con el viento I've been going backward(s) and forward(s) all day between the house and the hospital me he pasado el día de acá para allá or para arriba y para abajo entre la casa y el hospital (before n) backward-and-forward movement movimiento (m) de vaivén

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