- 1 1.1 it's warm there even in Decemberallí hace calor hasta or incluso en diciembreeven a child could do ithasta un niño lo podría hacereven now, five years laterincluso ahora, cuando ya han pasado cinco añosit would be madness even to attempt itintentarlo ya sería una locuraExample sentences1.2 (with negative) he can't even sew a button on
no sabe ni pegar un botónyou're not even tryingni siquiera lo estás intentandodon't even think about it¡ni se te ocurra!1.3 (with comparative) the next day was even colderal día siguiente hizo aún or todavía más fríoExample sentences1.4 (introducing stronger expression) it'll be difficult, even dangerous
- People might not realise water can be extremely cold even on a warm summer day.
- He surprised even some of his closest colleagues by accepting the job many regard as a poisoned chalice.
- Our willingness to show up for this event seems to have surprised even ourselves.
será difícil, hasta or incluso peligroso
- It will not be easy, which places even greater emphasis on the world's best cricketer.
- Notwithstanding the personal tragedy here there is now even less emphasis on the original issue.
- In the 1960s there was an even greater shift in emphasis to viticultural research.
- 2 (in phrases) even aseven as I speaken este mismo momentoeven as he had predicted [literary]exactamente como había predichoeven if we'll do it even if it takes monthslo haremos aunque lleve meseseven if I knew, I wouldn't tell youaunque lo supiera, no te lo diríaeven soaun asíhe's only 12 — yes, but even so …tiene apenas 12 años — sí, pero aun así …even thenaun asíI explained it twice, but even then they had difficultylo expliqué dos veces pero aun así tuvieron problemaseven thoughaun cuandoshe told him even though I asked her not to
a pesar de quese lo dijo aun cuando or a pesar de que le pedí que no lo hicieraeven though I don't agree with youaun cuando or a pesar de que or aunque no estoy de acuerdo con usted
- 1 1.1 (flat, smooth)(ground/surface)
plano(coat of paint)the floor isn't even
uniformeel suelo no está niveladoplane the boards down to make them evencepilla las tablas para igualarlasExample sentences1.2 (regular, uniform)
- St Tropez is tinted so the therapist can easily see where she is applying it and it makes for an even application.
- This provides an even surface for pedestrians, which minimises tripping hazards.
- In the boot, the rear wheel arches should have a clean look and an even coat of paint.
Example sentences1.3 (calm) he kept his voice even
- Add the potato slices in an even layer and cook gently for about 12 minutes until softened.
- It took every speck of willpower and strength she had to force them back to an even position.
no alteró la voz
- Add the olive oil in a thin stream and whisk the mixture until it forms an even consistency.
- To his credit Cill Dara referee John Downey was well on top of every move and kept an even hand on the game.
- Achieving an even skin tone is another protracted beauty process that many of us could do without.
- 2 (equal) an even gameun partido igualado or equilibrado or (Latin America tb) parejoafter four rounds they're eventras cuatro vueltas están or van igualados or empatadoshe stands an even chance of winningtanto puede ganar como perderso now we're even o so that makes us even
tiene una posibilidad entre dos de ganarasí que estamos en paz or (Latin America tb) a manoto break evenrecuperar los gastoseven Stephen(s) [colloquial]we're even Stephen(s)
no tener ni pérdidas ni beneficiosestamos en paz or (Latin America tb) a manoto get even with somebodyhe's just itching for a chance to get evenestá buscando la oportunidad para desquitarse or vengarseI'll get even with her one dayya me las pagará algún díaExample sentences
- Those officers are drawn from all ranks and an even spread from all areas of the county.
- The skeletons show an even spread of the representative population at that time.
- In most transgenic lines, an even fluorescence signal was observed in all tissues and organs.
- In some situations you may need to turn your plant a quarter of a turn each day to ensure an even spread of light.
- The first half saw the sides on an even footing with good defending on both sides.
- Then a quick break by the visitors saw them clinch the points, but the scoreline did not reflect an even game.
- 3 (divisible by two)(number/page)
- The oblique case of an even number had to be put into the subject position so that standard arguments could be used.
- It is true precisely when the values for the three switches add up to an even number.
- In the case of an even number, parts of the wave travel at all speeds less than or equal to the fundamental speed.
- Students who enrolled at the school in even-numbered years between 1816 and 1830 had two years of Cauchy's instruction.
- That's equivalent to labeling each card randomly with a number from 1 to 20, then collecting into piles the cards with the same number, taking care to reverse the order of even-numbered piles.
- The lections from the Gospels go unchanged for an alternating two years but are preceded by a reading from the First Testament different in Years I and II, the odd- and even-numbered years respectively.
- 1 (level)Example sentences
- Our busiest months used to be during the winter but now it has evened out.
- I didn't know what to do so I just waited it out, and pretty soon the rest of my body grew into the changes and I eventually evened out.
- They evened up their playing record in the League on Saturday when they went down to Doncaster - their sixth defeat of the season from twelve games played.
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object (cancel out) if you pay for my ticket, then that will even things out between us
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object (balance)
si me pagas la entrada, quedamos en paz or (Latin America tb) a mano2verb + adverb (cancel out)
(numbers/amounts)you pay for the taxi: that'll even things up
tú paga el taxi y quedamos en paz or (Latin America tb) a manohe did it to even up the score
lo hizo para desquitarse or vengarse2verb + adverb (repay) (American English) [colloquial]to even up
- [archaic] [literary]crepúsculo (masculine) [literary]
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