apart
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (separated)
a. separado
We've only been apart for eight hours and I already miss her.Hemos estado separados tan solo ocho horas y ya la extraño.
b. alejado
Even though we are far apart, I keep you in my heart.Aunque estamos tan alejados, te tengo en mi corazón.
c. aparte
The police kept the two groups of demonstrators apart.La policía mantuvo a los dos grupos de manifestantes aparte.
d. apartado
Rick stood on the deck with his feet apart in an attempt to keep from falling down.Rick se paró en la cubierta con los pies apartados para tratar de evitar caerse.
e.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
My best friend and I live five blocks apart.Mi mejor amigo y yo vivimos a cinco cuadras el uno del otro.
Our birthdays are only three days apart.Hay tan sólo tres días entre nuestros cumpleaños.
2. (in pieces)
a. en pedazos
The hurricane blew the house apart.El huracán voló la casa en mil pedazos.
3. (not taking into consideration)
a. aparte
All joking apart, they did actually get married five years later.Bromas aparte, realmente se casaron cinco años más tarde.
b. fuera de
These problems apart, this seems to be the right house for us.Fuera de estos problemas, esta parece ser la casa que buscamos.
4. (except for; used with "from")
a. excepto
My grandmother said that everything, apart from family, eventually ends.Mi abuela decía que todo, excepto la familia, termina con el tiempo.
b. menos
The team, apart from Gloria, agrees on what our plan of action should be.El equipo, menos Gloria, está de acuerdo sobre cuál debería ser el plan de acción.
c. aparte de
Anything lost, apart from time, can be found again.Cualquier cosa perdida, aparte del tiempo, se puede volver a encontrar.
d. independientemente de
Quite apart from the money, our greatest success is the joy we've brought to people's lives.Independientemente del dinero, nuestro mayor éxito es la alegría que llevamos a las vidas de las personas.
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apart
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (at a distance)
a. alejado(a), separado(a)
to stand apartestar separado(a)
2. (separated)
a.
the two towns are 10 kilometers apartlas dos ciudades están a 10 kilómetros una de la otra
boys and girls were kept apartlos chicos y las chicas estaban separados
they're never apartno se separan nunca
with one's legs apartcon las piernas abiertas or separadas
they were born two years apartnacieron con dos años de diferencia
they've lived apart since 1987viven separados desde 1987
it is difficult to tell them apartes difícil distinguirlos
3. (to pieces)
a.
to take something apartdesmontar algo
to come apartdestrozarse
apart fromaparte de
quite apart from the fact that…independientemente del hecho de que…
joking apartbromas aparte
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apart [əˈpɑːt]
When apart is an element in a phrasal verb, eg fall apart, tear apart, look up the verb.
adverb
1 (separated)
at a distance
it was the first time we had been apart era la primera vez que estábamos separados; with one's feet apart con los pies apartados; the two towns are 10km apart los dos pueblos están a 10km el uno del otro; their birthdays are two days apart sus cumpleaños se separan por dos días; posts set equally apart postes espaciados con regularidad or colocados a intervalos iguales
to hold o.s. apart mantenerse aparte
to keep apart separar; mantener aislado;from de
he lives apart from his wife vive separado de su mujer
they have lived apart for six months viven separados desde hace seis meses; we live three doors apart vivimos a tres puertas de ellos
the house stands somewhat apart la casa está algo aislada
they stood a long way apart estaban muy apartados (el uno del otro); he stood apart from the others se mantuvo apartado de los otros
I can't tell them apart no puedo distinguir el uno del otro
2 (in pieces)
to come or fall apart romperse; deshacerse; to take sth apart desmontar algo
3 (aside)
joking apart ... en serio ...; these problems apart ... aparte de estos problemas ...; estos problemas aparte ...
4
apart from
(excluding) aparte de
apart from the fact that ... aparte del hecho de que ...; but quite apart from that ... pero aparte de eso ...
(except for)
he ate everything apart from the meat comió todo menos or excepto la carne; they all voted against apart from John todos votaron en contra aparte de John
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