Translation of means in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /miːnz/

n (pl means)

  • 1 (+ sing vb) 1.1 (method) medio (m) a means to an end un medio para lograr un fin means of transport medio de transporte they have the means to do it cuentan con los medios para hacerlo there's no means of finding out no hay manera or forma de saberlo see also ways and means 1.2 (in phrases) by all means por supuesto, ¡cómo no! (esp AmL) by all means take it, but please bring it back llévatelo, no faltaba más, pero por favor tráelo de vuelta by no means, not by any means we are by no means rich no somos ricos ni mucho menos it's not a perfect film by any means de ninguna manera or de ningún modo es una película perfecta by some means or other sea como sea by means of (as prep) por medio de, mediante
  • 2 [formal] (+ pl vb) (wealth) medios (mpl) (económicos), recursos (mpl); (income) ingresos (mpl) a woman of means una mujer de buena posición económica we do not have the means to finance it no contamos con los medios or recursos para financiarlo this is beyond the means of many people esto no está al alcance de todos los bolsillos they live beyond their means llevan un tren de vida que no se pueden costear or que sus ingresos no les permiten

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