Translation of "as" - English-Spanish dictionary

as

preposition, conjunction uk strong /æz/ weak /əz/

A1 used to describe something’s purpose or someone’s job

de
She works as a waitress.
They use their spare bedroom as an office.
as… as…

A2 used to compare two things, people, amounts, etc.

tan… como…
He’s not as tall as his brother.
She earns three times as much as I do.

A2 because

puesto que
You can go first as you’re the oldest.
As the glue was finished, I had to use string.

B1 while

a medida que, cuando
I saw James as I was leaving.

B1 in the same way

como
This year, as in previous years, tickets sold very quickly.
as if/as though

used to describe how a situation seems to be

como si
It looks as if it might rain.
as for

used to talk about how another person or thing is affected by something

en cuanto a
I’m pleased. As for Kyle, I don’t care what he thinks.

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

as

conjunction /ӕz/

when; while

cuando; mientras
I met John as I was coming home.

because

como
As I am leaving tomorrow, I’ve bought you a present.

in the same way that

como, igual que
If you are not sure how to behave, do as I do.

used to introduce a statement of what the speaker knows or believes to be the case

como
As you know, I’ll be taking the bus.

though

aunque; por mucho que + verbo en subjuntivo
Old as I am, I can still fight
Much as I want to, I cannot go.

used to refer to something which has already been stated and apply it to another person

al igual que
Dave will be there, as will Alan and Mick.
as for

with regard to; concerning

en cuanto a, por lo que respecta a, con relación a
The thief was caught by the police almost immediately. As for the stolen jewels, they were found in a shed.
as if / as though

in the way one would expect if

como si; como para
He acted as if he were mad
He spoke as though he knew all about our plans
He opened his mouth as if to speak
You look as if you are going to faint.
as to

as far as (something) is concerned; with regard to

en cuanto a
I’m willing to read his book, but as to publishing it, that’s a different matter.

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