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Spanish translation of “by”

by

preposition /bai/
next to; near; at the side of She was standing by the door He sat by his sister. past
(por) delante
We drove by her house.
through; along; across
por
We came by the main road.
used (in the passive voice) to show the person or thing which performs an action
por
The car windscreen was struck by a stone.
using
por, en
He’s going to contact us by letter We decided to travel by train.
from; through the means of
por
I met her by chance She sent the parcel by post.
(of time) not later than
para
We need to leave by 6 o’clock.
during the time of.
de
to the extent of
de, por
He is taller by ten centimetres.
used to give measurements etc
por
The room measures 4 metres by 2 metres.
in quantities of
por
Fruit is sold by the kilo.
in respect of
de
Lisa is a teacher by profession.
bygones: let bygones be bygones to forgive and forget past causes of ill-feeling.
lo pasado pasado está
bypass noun a road which avoids an obstruction or a busy area Take the bypass round the city. by-product noun something obtained or formed during the making of something else Coal tar is a by-product of the process of obtaining gas from coal. bystander noun a person who watches but does not take part. by and by after a short time
con el tiempo
By and by, everyone went home.
by and large mostly; all things considered Things are going quite well, by and large. by oneself alone
solo
He was standing by himself at the bus-stop.
without anyone else’s help
solo
He did the job (all) by himself.
by the way incidentally By the way, do you have a moment to spare? by is used for forms of transport: by train ; by aeroplane ; by land ; by sea
(Definition of by from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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