Translation of "about" - English-Spanish dictionary

about

preposition uk /əˈbaʊt/

A1 relating to a particular subject

sobre
What was she talking about?

UK to or in different parts of a place

por
We wandered about the town.
what/how about…?

A2 used to suggest something

¿y si…?
What about some lunch?
what/how about…?

B1 used to ask for someone’s opinion on a particular subject

¿qué te parece …?
What about this restaurant? Is it good?
adverb uk /əˈbaʊt/

A1 close to a particular number or time, although not exactly that number or time

aproximadamente
It happened about two months ago.

UK to or in different parts of a place

por ahí
She just leaves her clothes lying about.
be about to do something

B1 to be going to do something very soon

estar a punto de hacer algo
I’m about to leave.

(Translation of “about” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

about

preposition /əˈbaut/

on the subject of

sobre, acerca de
We talked about our plans
What’s the book about?
about-face /əˌbautˈfeis/ noun

a complete change in someone’s opinion or behaviour/behavior

Cabio Drastico
The Prime Minister had to make an embarrassing about-turn on the issue.
be about to

to be going to (perform an action)

estar a punto de
I was about to leave the office when the phone rang.

(Translation of “about” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)