There are 3 translations of medio in English:

medio1

(-dia)

adj

  • 3a medias (loc adv) 3.1 (de manera incompleta) dejó el trabajo a medios he left the work half-finished me dijo la verdad a medios she didn't tell me the whole truth o story lo arregló a medios he didn't fix it properly 3.2 (entre dos) voy a comprar un número de lotería ¿vamos a medios? I'm going to buy a lottery ticket. Do you want to go halves? pagar a medios to pay half each, go halves lo hicimos a medios we did it between us
  • 4 (Chi) [familiar/colloquial] (delante del n) (uso enfático) el medio auto que se gasta just look at the car he drives!

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The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.

There are 3 translations of medio in English:

medio2

adv

  • half está medio borracha/loca she's half drunk/crazy lo dejaron allí medio muerto they left him there half dead fue medio violento encontrármelo ahí it was rather awkward meeting him there me lo dijo medio en broma medio en serio she said it half joking and half serious todo lo deja a medio hacer he never finishes anything, he leaves everything half finished medio como que se molestó cuando se lo dije (CS) [familiar/colloquial] she got kind of o sort of annoyed when I told her [colloquial/familiar]

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Word of the day mandado
adj
es muy mandado = he's a real opportunist …
Cultural fact of the day

The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.

There are 3 translations of medio in English:

medio3

m

  • 3 3.1 (recurso, manera) means (pl) lo intentaron por todos los medios they tried everything they could no hay medio de localizarlo there's no way o means of locating him hizo lo que pudo con los medios a su alcance she did everything she could with the resources at her disposal como medio de coacción as a means of coercion 3.2 [Art] (vehículo) tb medio de expresión medium 3.3
    (medios mpl)
    (recursos económicos) tb medios económicos means (pl), resources (pl) no escatimó medios he spared no expense a pesar de los escasos medios de que dispone in spite of his limited means no cuenta con los medios necesarios para hacerlo she does not have the means o resources to do it

    Compounds

    medio de comunicación

    • la entrevista concedida a un medio de comunicación francés the interview given to a French newspaper ( o television station etc) los medios de comunicación the media los medios de comunicación sociales or de masas the mass media

    medio de difusión

    • medio de comunicación

    medio de transporte

    medio impugnativo

    • (Méx) legal challenge

    medio informativo

    • medio de comunicación

    medios audiovisuales

    mpl

    medios de producción

    mpl
    • los medio de producción the means of production
  • 4 (en locs) de por medio, no puedo dejarlo, están los niños de por medio I can't leave him, there are the children to think of hay muchos intereses creados de por medio there are a lot of vested interests involved en medio de, en medio de tanta gente (in) among so many people no sé cómo puedes trabajar en medio de este desorden I don't know how you can work in all this mess en medio de la confusión in o amid all the confusion en medio de todo all things considered en medio de todo más vale así all things considered, it's probably better this way por medio (CS, Per) , día/semana por medio every other day/week dos o tres casas por medio every two or three houses por medio de, nos enteramos por medio de tu primo we found out from o through your cousin atrapa su presa por medio de estas pinzas it catches its prey by using these pincers se comunicaban por medio de este sistema they communicated by means of this system obtuvo el puesto por medio de estas influencias she got the job through these contacts de medio a medio, te equivocas de medio a medio you're completely wrong o utterly mistaken le acertó de medio a medio she was absolutely right
  • 7 (moneda)five centavo or centésimo coin formerly used in some Latin American countries ni medio (RPl) [familiar/colloquial], no se ve/no entendí ni medio you can't see/I didn't understand a thing el que nace para medio nunca llega a real if you don't have what it takes, you won't get on in the world

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Word of the day mandado
adj
es muy mandado = he's a real opportunist …
Cultural fact of the day

The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.