prepared
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prepared(
pruh
-
pehrd
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (ready)
a. preparado
I'll call you as soon as dinner's prepared.Te llamaré en cuanto esté preparada la cena.
2. (willing)
a. dispuesto
I am prepared to do anything to defend the honor of my family.Estoy dispuesto a hacer lo que sea para defender el honor de mi familia.
3. (made in advance)
a. preparado
I'm going to see if this gas station sells prepared sandwiches.Voy a ver si esta gasolinera vende bocadillos preparados.
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prepared
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (willing)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to be prepared to do somethingestar dispuesto(a) a hacer algo
2. (ready)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to be prepared for somethingestar preparado(a) para algo
3. (made in advance)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
a prepared statementuna declaración preparada (de antemano)
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prepared [prɪˈpɛəd]
adjective
1 (ready) preparado
our forces are fully prepared if they have to fight
I am prepared for anything estoy preparado para cualquier eventualidad
you have to be prepared for anything when you appear on TV
we were prepared for it íbamos preparados; we were not prepared for this esto no lo esperábamos; no contábamos con esto
the gate was locked, but he was prepared for it be prepared for bad news be prepared for power cuts by buying lots of candles they are better prepared to deal with these problems police are prepared for large numbers of demonstrators I'm well prepared for a 12-round fight I had seen pictures of him but I wasn't prepared for his enormous size I don't think the country is really prepared for a war I think we have to be prepared for the possibility that it won't work
"be prepared" (motto) ¡siempre listos!; to be prepared for the worst estar preparado para lo peor
I'm hoping for the best but I'm prepared for the worst
2 (made earlier) [+statement, answer] preparado
the minister read a prepared statement to the press
(Cookery)
supermarkets now stock prepared salads ahora los supermercados venden ensaladas listas para comer or ensaladas preparadas
add the prepared vegetables, bring back to the boil and cook for a further 2 min pour the mixture into the prepared pan
prepared foods platos (m) precocinados; productos (m) previamente elaborados
I found it very difficult to find any tins or prepared foods that did not contain unacceptable colourings processed and prepared foods have become a tempting and convenient option they use prepared foods, rather than cook from scratch, because time is always short
3 (willing)
to be prepared to do sth estar dispuesto a hacer algo
she was prepared to die for her beliefs what sort of risks are you prepared to take? I'm prepared to say I was wrong members of the KGB service were only prepared to take orders from the President I was not prepared to take the risk I'm not prepared to risk you getting pneumonia
he was prepared to be broadminded estaba dispuesto a ser tolerante
I saw that he had come to the meeting prepared to be very nasty she was prepared to be indignant but her expression softened when she realized what had happened the crowds, though generally good humoured, were prepared to be angry the prime minister is prepared to be tough with anyone who breaks ranks I just have to wait and grab the opportunity if it comes along, and I'm prepared to be patient he was prepared to be broadminded
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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