Translation of ready in Spanish:
adjective -dier, -diest
- 1 1.1 (having completed preparations) (predicative) to be readyI'll be ready in a minute ready when you are!estar listoestar pronto (Urug)we're ready and waiting¡cuando quieras!your documents are ready and waitingestamos listos para lo que seathe doctor is ready for you nowsus documentos están listos y a su disposiciónready for pressya puede pasar a ver al doctorto be ready to +listo para la imprenta
infinitiveare they ready to start?estar listo para+ infinitiveto get ready¿están listos para empezar?prepararseaprontarse (Southern Cone)(get dressed, made up etc)(get) ready, (get) steady o set, goarreglarseprepararseaprontarse (Southern Cone)to get something/somebody/oneself readyI'm getting the meal readypreparados or en sus marcas or (Urug tb) prontos, listos ¡ya!it takes her ages to get herself/the children readyestoy preparando la comidato make readytarda siglos en arreglarse/arreglar a los niñosto make something readyprepararse1.2 (mentally prepared) (predicative) to be readyponer algo a punto forsomethingI don't feel ready for marriageafter the journey, I was ready for bedno me siento preparado para el matrimonioI feel great, ready for anythingdespués del viaje lo que quería era irme a la camaget ready for a big surprise!me siento fenomenal, dispuesto a todolet him pick a quarrel if he wants: I'm ready for him¡prepárate, que te vas a llevar una gran sorpresa!to be ready to +que busque pelea si quiere, aquí lo espero infinitiveI'm not ready to face him yettodavía no estoy preparado para enfrentarme con élExample sentences1.3 (on point of) [colloquial]ready to +
- I learned that I needed to be ready, prepared and fully knowledgeable about the industry.
- There wasn't much other than to get ready for the dinner, but even then she would be getting ready too soon.
- It normally doesn't take me long to get ready for anything but tonight it felt like forever to get ready.
infinitivethe wall's ready to collapsea punto de+ infinitiveshe looks ready to dropla pared está a punto de venirse abajotiene cara de estar agotada or de estar a punto de caerse muertaExample sentences
- If there is another agency which is lending money at better interest rates and with better conditions, I am ready to shift.
- It looked like you were ready to drop after a couple of hours there.
- I was ready to drop from lack of sleep, so we proceeded home.
- 2 (willing) ready and willingto be ready to +dispuesto a todo
infinitivethey are ready to die for their countryestar dispuesto a+ infinitiveshe's too ready to find faultestán dispuestos a morir por la patriathey found a ready market for their productes muy dada a criticarencontraron un mercado muy receptivo para su productoExample sentences
- The most important factor is the open and friendly staff who are always ready to serve and eager to please.
- The southern Sudanese are eager and ready to provide the balance of forces.
- Thus, the child can develop into a multi-faceted personality eager and ready to face the world.
- 3 (easy, available) See examples: he's a ready source of useful tipsthere is no ready solution to this problemsiempre tiene un consejo útildo you have any ready money o cash?el problema no tiene fácil soluciónready to hand¿tienes dinero (en efectivo)?
- 4 (quick)Example sentences
- He was young, bright, fair, full of life, with an open smile and a ready, quick wit.
- With her doctorate in medieval history, and a quick and ready mind, Pam would be no slouch herself under questioning.
- He had a quick and ready wit and a mischievous sense of humour.
noun plural -dies
- 1at the ready with rifles at the readythe reporters waited, pens at the readycon los fusiles listoslos periodistas esperaban, bolígrafo en ristre or en mano
transitive verb -dies, -dying, -died
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in India
Most popular in Pakistan
Find clear and straightforward guidance that will help you improve your Spanish grammar, pronunciation, and writing skills...
In Spain, a geographical, social, and culturally homogeneous region, with a clear natural or administrative demarcation is called a comarca. Comarcas are normally smaller than