upon
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A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
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upon
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
1. (general)
a. en, sobre
upon realizing what had happened…al darse cuenta de lo ocurrido…
2. (old-fashioned)
a.
upon my word!¡caramba!
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upon [əˈpɒn]
preposition
1 (with place, position) sobre
he placed the tray upon the table puso la bandeja sobre la mesa; I saw pictures of him walking upon the moon vi fotos de él caminando sobre la luna; he had a suspicious look upon his face en su rostro había una mirada sospechosa; he recalled the attacks upon him recordó los ataques que recibió; upon my word! ¡caramba!
2 (with time)
he emigrated upon the death of his son emigró tras la muerte de su hijo; upon hearing this she wept al oír esto, lloró; upon entering the church, take the door on the left al entrar en la iglesia, siga por la puerta de la izquierda; Christmas is almost upon us again las Navidades ya están otra vez encima
3 (with large numbers)
row upon row of women surged forwards hilera tras hilera de mujeres iban avanzando; thousands upon thousands of people were arriving iban llegando miles y miles de personas
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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