Translation of "now" - English-Spanish dictionary


adverb uk /naʊ/ us /nɑʊ/

A1 at this time

I’m going now.
What is Eva doing now?
I don’t want to wait – I want it now!

A2 immediately

We’re going home now.

used to show the length of time that something has been happening, from the time it began until the present

I’ve lived in Rio for two years now.

used when you start to tell someone something

Now, I have been to California before.
Now then, would anyone else like to ask a question?
now and then

If something happens now and then, it happens sometimes but not very often.

de vez en cuando
I love chocolate, but I only eat it now and then.
conjunction uk /naʊ/ us /nɑʊ/ also now that

as a result of a new situation

Now that I’ve got a car, I can visit her more often.

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


adverb /nau/

(at) the present period of time

I am now living in England.

at once; immediately

ya, ahora mismo
I can’t do it now – you’ll have to wait.

(at) this moment

He’ll be at home now
From now on, I shall be more careful about what I say to her.

(in stories) then; at that time

We were now very close to the city.

because of what has happened etc

I now know better than to trust her.

a word in explanations, warnings, commands, or to show disbelief

Now this is what happened
Stop that, now!
Do be careful, now.
nowadays adverb

at the present period of time

hoy en día, actualmente, en la actualidad
Food is very expensive nowadays.
for now

por el momento
That will be enough for now – we’ll continue our conversation tomorrow.
just now

a moment ago

hace un momento, ahora mismo
I saw him just now in the street.
(every) now and then/again

sometimes; occasionally

de vez en cuando
We go to the theatre (every) now and then.
now ( now!)

an expression used to warn or rebuke

vale, basta, ya está bien
Now, now! Behave yourself!
now then

an expression used for calming people etc

a ver
’Now then,’ said the policeman, ’what’s going on here?’

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