There are 2 translations of reach in Spanish:

reach1

Pronunciation: /riːtʃ/

n

  • 1 1.1 countable/numerable (distance) alcance (masculine) to have a long reach tener* buen alcance 1.2 (in phrases/en locuciones) within reach a mi ( or tu etc) alcance within arm's reach al alcance de la mano I like to have my books within easy reach me gusta tener los libros muy a mano within sb's reach, within the reach of sb al alcance de algn within the reach of the average family al alcance de la familia media within reach of sth cerca de algo the house is within easy reach of the station la estación queda muy cerca de la casa, la casa está muy bien ubicada con respecto a la estación out of o beyond reach fuera de su ( or mi etc) alcance keep medicines out of the reach of children mantenga los medicamentos fuera del alcance de los niños put it out of o beyond her reach ponlo fuera de su alcance or donde no pueda alcanzarlo beyond the reach of the law fuera del alcance de la ley we were living out of o beyond reach of London Londres quedaba muy lejos de donde vivíamos 1.3 (action) (no plural/sin plural) she made a reach for the keys, but I got there first trató de agarrar or (especially Spain/especialmente España) coger las llaves pero yo me le adelanté
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    • She will play happily so long as the dolly is within her reach should she desire it.
    • I nearly slapped him, but he danced out of my reach before turning back.
    • That shocked me into action, and without thinking, I jumped away from his reach.
  • 2 countable/numerable (of river) tramo (masculine) the upper/lower reaches of the Clyde la cuenca alta/baja del Clyde
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    • It is designed to divert water from the upper reaches of the river to the northeast coast.
    • Some creeks or river reaches are fed by springs or groundwater seeps.
    • The dam is in Hubei province, to the east of Sichuan and Chongqing, and water flow has surged over warning levels after the upper reaches of the Yangtze River started flooding.

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There are 2 translations of reach in Spanish:

reach2

vt

  • 1 1.1 (with hand) alcanzar* I stood on a box to reach it me subí a una caja para alcanzarlo can you reach the top shelf? ¿alcanzas al estante de arriba?
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    • Unwittingly she slumped in the chair, her legs stretched out, and reached her hands out towards the fire for a bit of warmth.
    • He reached his hand out to me and stretched his arm around my waist, pulling me closer to him.
    • And he reaches his hands out and just touches a baby's face.
    1.2 (extend to) llegar* a her feet didn't reach the floor los pies no le llegaban al suelo or hasta el suelo my daughter reaches my shoulder mi hija me llega al hombro or por el hombro, mi hija me da por el hombro (Colombia)
  • 2 2.1 (arrive at, come to) [destination/recipient/limit] llegar* a; [stage/figure] llegar* a, alcanzar* we'll reach France by dawn llegaremos a Francia antes de que amanezca the news reached his ears la noticia llegó a sus oídos the news reached her next day la noticia le llegó al día siguiente applications must reach us by … las solicitudes deben ser recibidas antes de … she's reached 21 ha llegado a or ha cumplido los 21 I've reached the point where I don't care any more he llegado a un punto en que ya me da igual inflation reached 30% la inflación alcanzó el 30% or llegó al 30% 2.2 (achieve) [agreement/compromise] llegar* a, alcanzar* I've reached the conclusion that … he llegado a la conclusión de que …
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    • It reflects even more on their achievement of reaching the final that they have done so without two of their most influential players.
    • Well done girls, it was a great achievement to reach a County Final.
    • It is hoped an agreement will be reached that is satisfactory to most people but there will complaints and criticism.
  • 3 3.1 (contact) contactar or ponerse* en contacto con you can reach me at my hotel puede contactar conmigo or ponerse en contacto conmigo llamando a mi hotel where can I reach you? ¿dónde te puedo localizar or encontrar?, ¿cómo puedo ponerme en contacto contigo? 3.2 (gain access to) [public/audience] llegar* a his works reach a very limited readership sus obras llegan a un número muy limitado de lectores the party is trying to reach the ethnic minorities el partido está tratando de ganarse a las minorías étnicas
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    • The two shipments known to have reached Scotland arrived by cargo vessel.
    • Upon reaching the bright blue door she opened it and went into a small central room, walking right up to the desk and meeting the secretary's eyes.
    • When finally reaching the front door of Jason's house she spoke.
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    • In previous times, radio was very local, but broadcasts now reach a national, even international audience.
    • An increasing proportion of commentators hardly ever write at all but occupy regular slots on radio or television, often reaching a much wider audience than any author could hope to.
    • Findings aired on all major television news stations, reaching an estimated total audience of 8,636,000.
    3.3 (bribe) sobornar, comprar
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    • Unfortunately, I doubt this message will reach those who are the real source of the problem.
    • The Nelson Mandela Foundation and I are convinced that his message will reach those most at risk of HIV.
    • First, movies serve as our most influential history teachers, reaching and swaying audiences that the professional historian cannot even dream of.
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    • I have only been in contact with him by e-mail and my attempts to reach him by telephone have failed.
    • Attempts were made to reach her by telephone, so she changed her number.
    • He has no colleagues, only a contact, who reaches him through newspaper advertisements to pass on details of the next assignment.
  • 4 (pass) to reach sb sth alcanzarle* algo a algn could you reach me down that book? ¿me puedes alcanzar or bajar ese libro?

vi

  • 1.1 (extend hand, arm) she reached into her pocket and took out a coin metió la mano en el bolsillo y sacó una moneda she reached across the table to shake hands me ( or le etc) tendió la mano desde el otro lado de la mesato reach for sth I reached for the phone traté de agarrar or (especially Spain/especialmente España) coger el teléfono he reached for another chocolate alargó la mano para agarrar or (especially Spain/especialmente España) coger otro bombón reach for the sky! (American English/inglés norteamericano) ¡manos arriba! 1.2 (stretch far enough) alcanzar* I can't reach! ¡no alcanzo!, ¡no llego! to reach to sth alcanzar* a or hasta algo she can only reach to the second shelf solo alcanza al or hasta el segundo estante
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    • It is quite likely that you will not be able to reach, so hold on to a belt or towel instead.
    • To protect this greatest of treasures, it was placed where no ordinary human being would ever be able to reach.
    • But, being taller, he is nevertheless able to reach.
    1.3 (extend) extenderse* the lake reaches as far as the border el lago llega or se extiende hasta la frontera his influence reaches down through the centuries su influencia se extiende a lo largo de los siglos the water reached (up) to our knees el agua nos llegaba hasta las rodillas her dress reached (down) to her ankles el vestido le llegaba a los tobillos
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    • Unemployment and poverty have reached catastrophic levels, especially in the east of the country.
    • Water levels reached the critical point in the early hours, breaching flood defences.
    • In industrial areas and major cities, unemployment reached enormous levels.

Phrasal verbs

reach out

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio 1.1 (with hand) alargar* or extender* la manoto reach out for sth he reached out for the knife alargó or extendió la mano para agarrar or (especially Spain/especialmente España) coger el cuchillo 1.2 (with thoughts, emotions)to reach out for sth/to sb they were reaching out for friendship estaban tendiendo la mano en busca de amistad to reach out to the poor and oppressed tenderles* la mano or tratar de llegar a los pobres y oprimidos 1.1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento [hand] alargar*, extender*

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