mira que
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1.
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(verify that; second person singular)
a. make sure
Mira que te den bien la vuelta del billete de €500.Make sure they give you the right change back from the €500 bill.
b. check to see
Mira que no te hayas equivocado al escribir la cantidad.Check to see you haven't made a mistake when writing the amount.
2.
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(bear in mind that; second person singular)
a. remember
¿Quieres parar otra vez? Mira que todavía nos quedan diez horas de viaje. A este paso no llegamos.You want to stop again? Remember we still have a ten-hour journey ahead of us. We'll never arrive at this rate.
b. keep in mind that
Mira que no voy a estar aquí esperando a que decidas si quieres casarte conmigo o no.Keep in mind that I'm not going to be here waiting for you to decide whether you want to marry me or not.
c. you realize...don't you?
¿No te llevas el paraguas? Mira que llueve mucho.Aren't you taking your umbrella? You realize it's raining a lot, don't you?
d. consider yourself warned
Mira que, si no estás allí a las 5 pm, yo me voy.If you're not there by 5 pm, I'll leave. Consider yourself warned.
3. (used to express incredulity)
a. imagine
Mira que romperse la pierna en el primer día de vacaciones.Imagine breaking your leg on the first day of your vacation.
b. I can't believe
Mira que confundirse de habitación.I can't believe you went to the wrong room.
4. (used for emphasis)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Mira que Rosalía es pedante.Rosalia is such a pedant.
Mira que lo estaba viendo venir. No dije nada por no estropear el día.Well, I saw it coming. I didn't say anything because I didn't want to spoil the day.
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