a punto de
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a punto de(
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (very close to)
a. about to
Estaba a punto de llamarte cuando sonó el teléfono y eras tú.I was about to call you when the phone rang and it was you.
b. on the point of
Estaba a punto de dejar la interpretación cuando me escogieron para la serie y mi vida cambió.I was on the point of giving up acting when I was cast for the series and my life changed.
c. almost
Me quedé traspuesto un instante y estuvimos a punto de tener un accidente.I dozed off for a second and we almost had an accident.
d. nearly
¿Queda mucho para Almería? - Estamos casi a punto de llegar.How much further is it to Almeria? - We're very nearly there.
e. on the verge of
El país está a punto de la quiebra.The country is on the verge of bankruptcy.
f. on the brink of
La empresa alemana nos salvó cuando estábamos a punto del desastre.The German company saved us when we were on the brink of disaster.
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