Translation of "last" - English-Spanish dictionary


adjective, determiner uk /lɑːst/ us /læst/
last week, year, Monday, etc.

A1 the week, year, Monday, etc. before the present one

la semana pasada, el año pasado, el lunes pasado, etc.
I went to Barcelona last month.

A2 the most recent

What was the last movie you saw?
It’s rained for the last three days.

A2 Your last book, house, job, etc. is the one before the one that you have now.

My last house was half this size.

A2 happening or coming at the end

It’s the last room on the left.
That’s the last programme of the series.
I was the last person to arrive.
→ Opposite first adj

B1 only remaining

Who wants the last piece of cake?
the last person, thing, etc.

a person or thing that you do not want or expect

la última persona, cosa, etc.
Three extra people to feed – that’s the last thing I need!
adverb uk /lɑːst/ us /læst/

B1 used to talk about the most recent time you did something

por última vez
When did you last see her?
I think it was July when I last spoke to him.

after everything or everyone else

en último lugar
I came last in the race.
We’ve still got to check the figures but we’ll do that last.
→ Opposite first adv
last but not least

something you say before you say the last person or thing on a list

por último
This is Jeremy, this is Olivia and, last but not least, this is Eva.
noun, pronoun uk /lɑːst/ us /læst/
at last

B1 finally

por fin
At last I’ve found a jacket I like.
the last

a person or thing that comes after all the others

el último
We were the last to get there.
the last of something

the only part of something that remains

lo que queda/quedaba de algo
We’ve just finished the last of the wine.
verb uk /lɑːst/ us /læst/

B1 to continue to happen or exist

How long will the meeting last?
The batteries last about ten hours.
Enjoy the sun while it lasts!

to be enough for a period of time

We’ve got enough food to last a week.

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


adjective /laːst/

coming at the end

We set out on the last day of November
He was last in the race
He caught the last bus home.

most recent; next before the present

Our last house was much smaller than this
last year/month/week.

coming or remaining after all the others

He was the last guest to leave.
lastly adverb


por último, finalmente
Lastly, I would like to thank you all for listening so patiently to what I have been saying.
at (long) last

in the end, especially after a long delay

por fin
Oh, there he is at (long) last!
last name noun

(especially American) a surname.

hear/see etc the last of

to be finished with, be able to forget

terminar algo; olvidar algo
You haven’t heard the last of this!
the last person noun

a person who is very unlikely or unwilling to do a particular thing, or to whom it would be unwise or dangerous to do a particular thing

la última persona
I’m the last person to make a fuss, but you should have told me all the same
He’s the last person you should offend.
the last straw noun

a fact, happening etc which, when added to all other facts or happenings, makes a situation finally impossible to bear

la gota que colma el vaso, el colmo
The last straw was when she borrowed my tennis racquet without asking and then broke it.
the last thing noun

something very unlikely, unwanted, not intended etc

lo último
It’s the last thing you would think of looking for
The last thing I want is to hurt anyone.
the last word noun

the final remark in an argument etc

la última palabra
She always has to have the last word!

the final decision

la última palabra
The last word rests with the chairman.

something very fashionable or up-to-date

el último grito
Her hat was the last word in elegance.
on one’s last legs

very near to falling down or collapsing with exhaustion, old age etc

en las últimas
This old washing machine is on its last legs.
to the last

until the very end

hasta el final
He kept his courage to the last.

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