Quick answer
"Over" is a preposition which is often translated as "encima de", and "such" is an adjective which is often translated as "tal". Learn more about the difference between "over" and "such" below.
over(
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A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
1. (above)
a. encima de
There was a mosquito net over the bed.Había un mosquitero encima de la cama.
b. por encima de
There's a painting of Venice over our bed.Hay un cuadro de Venecia por encima de nuestra cama.
c. arriba de
The light over the sink is burned out.La luz arriba de la pila está fundida.
d. sobre
There's a mistletoe over the doorway into the living room.Hay un muérdago sobre la puerta a la sala de estar.
2. (in excess of)
a. más de
I made over a hundred dollars working from home.Gané más de cien dólares trabajando desde casa.
b. mayor de
You have to be over 21 to be allowed to drink alcohol in this country.Hay que ser mayor de 21 años para poder beber alcohol en este país.
c. por encima de
Our sales increased over two percent last quarter.Nuestras ventas aumentaron por encima de un dos por ciento el pasado trimestre.
3. (during)
a. durante
I'd rather speak about it over dinner.Prefiero hablar de eso durante la cena.
b. mientras
They reviewed the contract over lunch to make sure that everything was satisfactory.Repasaron el contrato mientras almorzaban para comprobar que todo fuera satisfactorio.
4. (by means of)
a. por
It's not safe for us to talk about this over the phone.No es seguro hablar de esto por teléfono.
5. (because of)
a. por
I don't want to argue over minutia. Let's get to the important issue.No quiero discutir por detalles minuciosos. Pasamos a lo importante.
b. sobre
There was some controversy over the company's new direction.Hubo algo de polémica sobre la nueva dirección de la empresa.
6. (mathematics)
a. sobre
Two over eight is one quarter.Dos sobre ocho es igual a un cuarto.
7. (in a higher rank)
a. por encima de
I got tired of having a boss over me, so I started my own company.Me cansé de tener a un jefe por encima de mí, pues fundé mi propia empresa.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
8. (across)
a. por encima de
We'll be going over the bridge in five minutes.Pasaremos por encima del puente en cinco minutos.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I looked over at my husband and he was asleep.Miré a mi esposo y estaba dormido.
My family came over for Hanukkah.Mi familia vino para la Hanukkah.
9. (indicating repetition)
a. de nuevo
This isn't right. You'll have to do it over.Esto no está bien. Tendrás que hacerlo de nuevo.
b. otra vez
He told the same story over and over.Contó la misma historia una y otra vez.
10. (excessively)
a. demasiado
Todd was accused of being over careful when planning his trip to the jungle.A Todd se le acusaba de ser demasiado cauteloso al momento de planificar su excursión a la jungla.
11. (in or to a certain place)
a. allí
I'll be over in about an hour. Should I bring anything?Estaré allí en como una hora. ¿Traigo algo?
b. aquí
I'm at the restaurant, but I don't see you. - We're over here by the bar.Estoy en el restaurante, pero no los veo. - Estamos aquí por la barra.
12. (on the back)
a. al dorso
See over for dosage information.Véase al dorso para información de dosis.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
13. (completed; often used with "be")
a. acabar
The movie isn't over yet.Todavía no ha acabado la película.
b. terminar
This conversation is over.Esta conversación terminó.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
14. (telecommunications)
a. cambio
Mayday! Mayday! We are sinking. Over!¡Mayday! ¡Mayday! Nos estamos hundiendo. ¡Cambio!
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such(
suhch
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (indicating kind)
a. tal
She did not agree with such ideas.No estaba de acuerdo con tales ideas.
b. de ese tipo
Such films are made on a very low budget.Las películas de ese tipo se hacen con un presupuesto muy bajo.
c. semejante
I had never seen such a thing!¡Nunca había visto cosa semejante!
2. (indicating degree)
a. tanto
There was such confusion that nobody knew what to do.Había tanta confusión que nadie sabía lo que tenía que hacer.
b. tal
The heating made such noise that it was impossible to sleep at night.La calefacción hacía un ruido tal que era imposible dormir por la noche.
3. (indicating mode)
a. tal
The dictionary is organized in such a way that information is easy to find.El diccionario está organizado de tal forma que es fácil encontrar la información.
4. (indicating quantity)
a. todo
I gave him such information as I had.Le di toda la información que tenía.
5. (as a comparative)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
A house such as this is not easily found at this price.Una casa como esta es difícil de encontrar a este precio.
We had never encountered such a problem as that.Nunca nos habíamos encontrado con un problema así.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
6. (indicating degree)
a. tan
I won't room with such an arrogant person.Yo no pienso vivir con alguien tan arrogante.
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
7. (indicating kind)
a. tal
Such was his wish, and I wanted to oblige.Tal era su deseo y yo quería complacerle.
8. (indicating degree)
a. tal
His anxiety was such that he could not sleep.Su ansiedad era tal que no podía dormir.
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