Translation of reach in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 countable (distance) to have a long reach1.2 (in phrases) within reachtener buen alcancewithin arm's reach I like to have my books within easy reacha mi ( or tu etc) alcancewithin somebody's reach, within the reach of somebodyme gusta tener los libros muy a manowithin the reach of the average familyal alcance de alguienwithin reach of something the house is within easy reach of the stational alcance de la familia mediaout of o beyond reachla estación queda muy cerca de la casala casa está muy bien ubicada con respecto a la estaciónkeep medicines out of the reach of children put it out of o beyond her reachfuera de su ( or mi etc) alcancebeyond the reach of the lawponlo fuera de su alcance or donde no pueda alcanzarlowe were living out of o beyond reach of Londonfuera del alcance de la ley1.3 (action) (no plural) she made a reach for the keys, but I got there firstLondres quedaba muy lejos de donde vivíamostrató de agarrar or (especially Spain) coger las llaves pero yo me le adelantéExample sentences
- 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 (of river) the upper/lower reaches of the Clydela cuenca alta/baja del ClydeExample sentences
- 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.
- 1 1.1 (with hand) I stood on a box to reach itcan you reach the top shelf?me subí a una caja para alcanzarlo1.2 (extend to) her feet didn't reach the floor¿alcanzas al estante de arriba?my daughter reaches my shoulderlos pies no le llegaban al suelo or hasta el suelomi hija me llega al hombro or por el hombromi hija me da por el hombro (Colombia)Example sentences
- 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.
- 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.
- 2 2.1 (arrive at, come to)(destination/recipient/limit)we'll reach France by dawnthe news reached his earsllegaremos a Francia antes de que amanezcathe news reached her next dayla noticia llegó a sus oídosapplications must reach us by …la noticia le llegó al día siguienteshe's reached 21las solicitudes deben ser recibidas antes de …I've reached the point where I don't care any moreha llegado a or ha cumplido los 21inflation reached 30%he llegado a un punto en que ya me da igual2.2 (achieve) I've reached the conclusion that …la inflación alcanzó el 30% or llegó al 30%he llegado a la conclusión de que …Example sentences
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 3 3.1 (contact)you can reach me at my hotelcontactar or ponerse en contacto conwhere can I reach you?puede contactar conmigo or ponerse en contacto conmigo llamando a mi hotel3.2 (gain access to)¿dónde te puedo localizar or encontrar?¿cómo puedo ponerme en contacto contigo?(public/audience)his works reach a very limited readershipthe party is trying to reach the ethnic minoritiessus obras llegan a un número muy limitado de lectoresel partido está tratando de ganarse a las minorías étnicasExample sentences3.3 (bribe)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1.1 (extend hand, arm) See examples: she reached into her pocket and took out a coinshe reached across the table to shake handsmetió la mano en el bolsillo y sacó una monedato reachme ( or le etc) tendió la mano desde el otro lado de la mesa
forsomethingI reached for the phonehe reached for another chocolatetraté de agarrar or (especially Spain) coger el teléfonoreach for the sky! (American English)alargó la mano para agarrar or (especially Spain) coger otro bombón1.2 (stretch far enough) I can't reach!¡manos arriba!to reach¡no alcanzo!¡no llego! tosomethingshe can only reach to the second shelfalcanzar aor hastaalgo1.3 (extend)solo alcanza al or hasta el segundo estantethe lake reaches as far as the borderextendersehis influence reaches down through the centuriesel lago llega or se extiende hasta la fronterathe water reached (up) to our kneessu influencia se extiende a lo largo de los siglosher dress reached (down) to her anklesel agua nos llegaba hasta las rodillasel vestido le llegaba a los tobillos
- 1verb + adverb 1.1 (with hand)
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