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Translation of parar in English:

verbo intransitivo

  • 2 (cesar) para un momento, que no te entiendo
    hang on a minute, I don't quite follow you
    el ruido no paró en toda la noche
    the noise didn't let up o stop all night
    no parará hasta lograr su meta
    she won't give up o stop until she's achieved her goal
    ha estado llorando toda la noche sin parar
    he hasn't stopped crying all night
    parar de + infinitivo
    to stop -ing
    aún no ha parado de llover
    it still hasn't stopped raining
    no para de comer
    she does nothing but eat
    she never stops eating
    no para de criticar a los demás
    he's always criticizing others
    no parar [familiar], no para quieto ni un momento
    he can't keep still for a minute
    no he parado en toda la mañana no pararás hasta que rompas algún cristal
    you won't be happy until you've broken a window
    no para en casa ni un momento
    she's never at home
    she never spends any time at home
    y para de contar [familiar]
    and that's it
    and that's the lot
    (inglés británico)
  • 4
    (América Latina) (obreros/empleados)
    to go on strike
    los obreros de la construcción pararán el jueves
    construction workers are going on strike o are striking on Thursday
    pararon a mediodía
    they went on strike o (inglés británico) they downed tools at noon

verbo transitivo

also: pararse verbo pronominal

Example sentences
  • Este es un año increíble para mí y no quiero parar.
  • Ucayali podría volver a parar sus actividades de forma indefinida.
  • El Perú no debe parar el narcotráfico debe pagar impuestos.

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