a la par

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a la par(
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (next to each other)
a. together
El ciclista colombiano y el francés llegaron a la cima del puerto a la par.The Colombian and the French cyclists reached the summit of the mountain pass together.
b. side by side
Clara y su perro Luke corrían a la par por la playa.Clara and her dog Luke were running side by side on the beach.
c. neck and neck (in a race or contest)
Según recientes encuestas, los dos candidatos están a la par.According to recent polls, the two candidates are neck and neck.
2. (simultaneously)
a. at the same time
En partes diferentes del planeta, los dos científicos llegaban a la misma conclusión prácticamente a la par.In different parts of the world, the two scientists reached the same conclusion practically at the same time.
b. both
El pintor francés, artista a la par innovador y tradicionalista, supo retratar las turbulencias de su época.The French painter, an artist both innovative and traditionalist, managed to depict the turmoils of his time.
3. (at the same level)
a. on a par
Los tres candidatos son igual de buenos. Están a la par tanto en preparación como en expediente académico.The three candidates are equally good. They're on a par both on their skills and academic background.
b. even
Yo no te caigo bien y tú no me caes bien a mí. Supongo entonces que estamos a la par.You don't like me and I don't like you. I guess we're even then.
4. (finance)
a. at par
Los bonos se están negociando casi a la par.The bonds are trading almost at par.
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