para arriba

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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
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1. (used to express direction)
a. upward
Para abrir la lata, tienes que tirar de la argolla para arriba.To open the can, you have to pull the ring upward.
b. upwards
Todos los libros de la tercera estantería para arriba son novelas.All the books from the third shelf upwards are novels.
c. up
Escuché unos gritos y, al mirar para arriba, vi a dos hombres que se peleaban en un balcón.I heard shouts, and when I looked up, I saw two men fighting on a balcony.
2. (used to express position)
a. upward
Estos agujeritos de la caja tienen que estar mirando para arriba.These small holes in the box have to be facing upward.
b. upwards
No recuerdo si la manivela estaba para arriba o para abajo.I can't remember whether the handle was upwards or downwards.
3. (used to refer to an amount or degree)
a. upward
Con todos los delitos que cometió, le habrán caído de 20 años de cárcel para arriba.With all the crimes he comitted, he must have got from 20 years in jail upward.
b. upwards
Todos estos pantalones son de la nueva colección y cuestan de €70 para arriba.All these trousers belong in the new collection and are from €70 upwards.
c. and above
La entrada es gratuita para las personas de 60 años para arriba.Admission is free for people who are 60 and above.
d.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¿35 grados? - ¡Qué va! Hace mucho más calor. Yo creo que estamos de 40 grados para arriba.35 degrees? - No way! It's much hotter. I think it's 40 degrees or over.
Aquí el invierno es largo, y todavía nos quedan de dos meses para arriba de frío.The winter is long here, and we still have two months or more left of cold.
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