Translation of lejos in English:

lejos

adv

  • 1 1.1 (en el espacio) la estación queda or está muy lejos the station is a long way away está or queda demasiado lejos para ir andando it's too far to walk no está muy lejos it isn't very far vive lejísimos she lives miles away ¿ves aquel edificio allá lejos? do you see that building way o/or right over there?lejos de algo/algn queda lejos del centro it's a long way from the center ponte lejos de mí or [uso criticado/criticized usage]lejos mío stand well away from me estaba lejos de imaginarme la verdad I was far from guessing the truth 1.2 (en locuciones/in phrases) a lo lejos in the distance muy a lo lejos (Chile) now and again, from time to time de lejos from a distance no veo bien de lejos I'm shortsighted seguido muy de lejos por el ciclista francés followed, a long way behind, by the French cyclist llevar algo/ir demasiado lejos to take sth/to go too far sin ir más lejos, ¿has visto a María últimamente? — ayer, sin ir más lejos, cené con ella have you seen María recently? — yes, in fact I had dinner with her just yesterday Gustavo, sin ir más lejos, lleva ocho meses esperando Gustavo, to take a case in point, has been waiting for eight months llegar 1.3 (América Latina/Latin America) [familiar/colloquial], (con mucho) by far, easily es lejos la mejor (Cono Sur/Southern Cone) or (Colombia, México/Colombia, Mexico) es de lejos or (Río de la Plata/River Plate area) por lejos la mejor she's by far o easily the best, she's the best by far o by a long way
  • 2 (en el futuro) a long way off; (en el pasado) a long time ago ¡el día 30 queda tan lejos! the 30th is so far off o/or such a long way off!lejos de algo estamos ya lejos de aquellos acontecimientos those events happened a long time ago aún estamos lejos del día de pago payday's still a long way off
  • 3 (señalando contraste) lejos de + infinitivo/infinitive far from-ing lejos de molestarle, le encantó la idea far from being upset, he thought it was a great idea

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