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Spanish translation of “now”


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?’
(Definition of now from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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