Übersetzung von “way” — Englisch–Spanisch Wörterbuch


noun uk /weɪ/ us /weɪ/

A2 how you do something

I need to find a way to help him.
We looked at different ways of solving the problem.

A2 the route that you take to get from one place to another

I must buy a newspaper on the way home.
on the way

A2 while you are going from one place to another

por el camino
I must buy a newspaper on the way.

B1 a particular choice, opinion, belief, or action, especially from among several possibilities

I don’t like the way she dresses.

B1 a direction something faces or travels in

This bus is going the wrong way.

B1 an amount of space or time

camino, tiempo
We’re a long way from home.
The summer holidays are still a long way off.
by the way

A2 used when you say something new or on a different subject

por cierto
By the way, my name’s Julie.
Oh, by the way, I forgot to buy the milk.
way of life

B1 the way in which a person lives

forma de vida
Stealing became a way of life for him.
no way informal

B1 certainly not

de ningún modo
‘Will you lend me some money?’ ‘No way!’
in a way/in many ways

used to say that you think something is partly true

en cierto sentido/en muchos sentidos
In many ways she was right.
give way to something

When one thing or feeling gives way to another one, it changes to that one.

My excitement gave way to fear when I drove a car for the first time.
be on her, my, its, etc. way

to be arriving soon

estar de camino
She just called – she’s on her way.
be/get in the way (of something)

to be in a place where you are stopping someone from working

estorbar, ponerse por medio, interrumpir el curso de algo
That cat is always getting in the way.

to stop someone from doing or continuing with something

impedir, interrumpir (algo)
Don’t let football get in the way of your studies.
be under way

to be already happening

estar en marcha
Building work is already under way.
give way

If something gives way, it falls because it is not strong enough to support the weight on top of it.

Suddenly the ground gave way under me.
make your way

to move somewhere, often with difficulty

abrirse camino
We made our way through the shop to the main entrance.
get/have your own way

to get what you want, although it upsets other people

salirse con la suya
She cries until she gets her own way.

(Übersetzung von “way” aus dem Cambridge Englisch–Spanisch Wörterbuch © Cambridge University Press)


noun /wei/

an opening or passageway

camino, vía; entrada, salida
This is the way in/out
There’s no way through.

a route, direction etc

dirección; camino
Which way shall we go?
Which is the way to Princes Street?
His house is on the way from here to the school
Will you be able to find your/the way to my house?
Your house is on my way home
The errand took me out of my way

used in the names of roads

calle; avenida
His address is 21 Melville Way.

a distance

It’s a long way to the school
The nearest shops are only a short way away.

a method or manner

manera, modo, forma
What is the best way to make an omelette?
I know a good way of doing it
He’s got a funny way of talking
This is the quickest way to chop onions.

an aspect or side of something

aspecto; manera (de alguna manera/forma siento pena por él)
In some ways this job is quite difficult
In a way I feel sorry for him.

a characteristic of behaviour; a habit

He has some rather unpleasant ways.

used with many verbs to give the idea of progressing or moving

camino, paso (abrirse camino/paso)
He pushed his way through the crowd
They soon ate their way through the food.
wayfarer noun

(literary, old-fashioned ) a traveller, especially on foot.

caminante, viajero
wayside noun

the side of a road, path etc

borde (del camino/de la carretera)
We can stop by the wayside and have a picnic
(also adjective) a wayside inn.
be/get on one’s way

to start or continue a walk, journey etc

ponerse en camino
Well, thanks for the cup of tea, but I must be on my way now.
by the way

incidentally, in passing, while I remember etc

a propósito, por cierto
By the way, did you know he was getting married?
fall by the wayside

(of projects, ideas etc) to be abandoned; to fail

quedarse en la estacada; venirse abajo, fracasar
The project fell by the wayside when the federal subsidies were cut off by Congress.
get/have one’s own way

to do, get etc what one wants

salirse con la suya
You can’t always have your own way.
get into / out of the way of (doing) something

to become accustomed to (not) doing; to get into / out of the habit of doing

adquirir el hábito, acostumbrarse
They got into the way of waking up late when they were on holiday.
go out of one’s way

to do more than is really necessary

He went out of his way to help us.
have a way with

to be good at dealing with or managing

tener buena mano con, dársele bien algo a alguien
She has a way with children.
have it one’s own way

to get one’s own way

hacer lo que uno quiera, hacer como uno quiera
Oh, have it your own way – I’m tired of arguing.
in a bad way

unwell; in poor condition

The patient is in a bad way.
in/out of the/someone’s way

(not) blocking someone’s progress, or occupying space that is needed by someone

en el camino de alguien
Don’t leave your bicycle where it will get in the way of pedestrians
Will I be in the/your way if I work at this table?
’Get out of my way!’ he said rudely.
lose one’s way

to stop knowing where one is, or in which direction one ought to be going

perderse, extraviarse
I lost my way in the back streets of the city.
make one’s way

to go

dirigirse a/hacia
They made their way towards the centre/center of the town.

to get on in the world

abrirse paso (en la vida/en el mundo)
Young people want to make their own way in the world.
make way (for)

to stand aside and leave room (for)

dejar paso/sitio
The crowd parted to make way for the ambulance.
under way

moving, in progress etc

en curso, en marcha
Construction of the new stadium is now under way.
way of life noun

a manner of spending one’s life

modo de vida
I enjoy farming – it’s a pleasant way of life.
ways and means noun plural

methods, especially of providing money

There are various ways and means of finding out the truth.

(Übersetzung von “way” aus dem PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)