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Translation of work out in Spanish:

  • 1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio 1.1 (turn out) salir*, resultar to work out well/badly salir* or resultar bien/mal it works out more/less expensive by rail sale or resulta más caro/más barato en trento work out at sth it works out at $75 a gram/a head sale (a) 75 dólares el gramo/por cabeza the complete package works out at $420 el paquete completo sale (por) 420 dólares 1.2 (be successful) [plan] salir* bien things haven't worked out for her las cosas no le han salido bien 1.3 (train, exercise) [Sport/Deporte] hacer* ejercicio
  • 2verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento 2.1 (solve) [sum] hacer*; [riddle/puzzle] resolver* things will work themselves out las cosas se arreglarán solas they've got to work things out for themselves tienen que resolver las cosas por sí mismos we can work it out! ¡ya lo arreglaremos! 2.2 (find, calculate) [percentage/probability] calcular have you worked out the answer? ¿lo has resuelto? he worked out how much we would need calculó cuánto necesitaríamos 2.3 (understand) [meaning/reason] entender*; [person/attitude] (British English/inglés británico) entender* I couldn't work out what he meant no lograba entender qué quería decir I can't work out why he did such a thing no logro entender or no me explico por qué hizo semejante cosa I can't work out where we are no me doy cuenta de dónde estamos 2.4 (devise, determine) [solution] idear, encontrar*; [plan] elaborar, idear; [procedure] idear, desarrollar we've worked out a deal with the unions hemos llegado a un acuerdo con los sindicatos the details still have to be worked out todavía falta finalizar los detalles I've worked out a way of … he encontrado or ideado una manera de … I've got to work out what to do with the money tengo que decidir qué hacer con el dinero to have it all worked out [colloquial/familiar] tenerlo* todo resuelto or planeado 2.5 (complete) [prison sentence] cumplir to work out one's notice trabajar hasta el final del período de preaviso 2.6 (exhaust) [mine] agotar
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