mediar(
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dyahr
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intransitive verb
1. (to conciliate) 
Traté de mediar entre Pablo y Ana, pero nunca volvieron a hablarse.I tried to mediate between Pablo and Ana, but they never spoke to each other again.
El ministro medió en la disputa entre patronal y sindicatos.The minister acted as a mediator in the dispute between management and unions.
2. (to make a plea) 
El abogado defensor medió por el hombre condenado a muerte.The defense lawyer interceded on behalf of the condemned man.
3. (to take action) 
¿Hay que mediar en los conflictos entre adolescentes?Should one intervene in conflicts between teenagers?
4. (to get to the midpoint) 
Mediaba el año 2015 cuando nos fuimos al extranjero.It was halfway through 2015 when we moved overseas.
5. (to go by) 
a. to elapse 
Mediaron casi seis meses desde que empezó hasta que acabó con los trámites.Nearly six months elapsed between her starting the paperwork and completing it.
b. no direct translation 
¿Cuánto tiempo medió entre esta conversación y la muerte de su suegra?How long was there between this conversation and the death of your mother-in-law?
Mediaron tres meses entre los dos ataques.The two attacks were separated by three months.
6. (to exist) 
a. no direct translation 
Grandes diferencias median entre las dos religiones.There are significant differences between the two religions.
Entre nosotros mediaba una gruesa pared.There was a thick wall between us.
7. (to happen) 
a. to occur 
Diversos obstáculos mediaron en la puesta en marcha del proyecto.A number of setbacks occurred during the project launch.
Por circunstancias que mediaron en el momento no pudimos asistir a la boda.Because of circumstances that intervened at the time we weren't able to attend the wedding.
8. (to participate) 
El acceso a la tecnología media en la calidad educativa.Access to technology plays a part in the quality of education.
b. no direct translation 
Factores personales mediaron en su desempeño durante aquel mes.Personal factors affected her performance that month.
La policía investiga las circunstancias que mediaron en el homicidio de una mujer en Tarragona.The police are investigating the circumstances involved in the homicide of a woman in Tarragona.
mediar
intransitive verb
1. (llegar a la mitad) 
a. to be halfway through 
mediaba julioit was mid-July
2. (haber en medio) 
a. no direct translation 
mediar entreto be between
media un jardín/un kilómetro entre las dos casasthere is a garden/one kilometer between the two houses
medió una semanaa week passed by
3. (intervenir) 
a. to mediate 
4. (interceder) 
a. to intercede 
5. (ocurrir) 
a. to intervene, to happen 
media la circunstancia de que…it so happens that…
mediar
intransitive verb
1 (estar en medio) to be halfway through; (llegar a la mitad) to get to the middle; get halfway; [+tiempo] to elapse; pass
entre A y B median 30kms it is 30kms from A to B; media un abismo entre los dos gobiernos the two governments are poles apart; entre los dos sucesos mediaron varios años the two events were separated by several years; several years elapsed between the two events; mediaba el otoño autumn was half over; it was halfway through autumn; mediaba el mes de julio it was halfway through July
2 (ocurrir) to come up; happen; (intervenir) to intervene; (existir) to exist
pero medió la muerte de su madre but his mother's death intervened; media el hecho de que ... we must take into account the fact that ...; median relaciones cordiales entre los dos cordial relations exist between the two; sin mediar palabra se abalanzó sobre ellos he fell upon them without a word
3 (interceder) to mediate;en in;entre between; intervene
mediar en favor de algn mediar por algn to intercede o intervene on sb's behalf
mediar con algn to intercede with sb
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