Translation of "off" - English-Spanish dictionary


adverb uk /ɒf/ us /ɔf/

A2 not touching or connected to something

al suelo
I was dancing on the table and nearly fell off.
The tiles came off very easily.

A2 not operating or being used

Make sure you switch your computer off.

A2 not at work or school

de descanso, ausente del trabajo
I had three months off after my son was born.
He’s off this week – I think he’s on holiday.

B1 away from a place or position

a otro sitio, a una distancia de
He ran off to find his friend.
The next petrol station is some way off.

B1 If a price has a certain amount of money off, it costs that much less than the usual price.

de descuento
There’s 40 percent off this week on all winter coats.
preposition uk /ɒf/ us /ɔf/

A2 not touching or connected to something

fuera de, lejos de
Keep off the grass!
A button came off my coat.

A2 not at work or school

sin ir a
I was off school for a month.

near to a building or place

cerca de
an island off the coast of Brazil
adjective uk /ɒf/ us /ɔf/

If food or drink is off, it is not now fresh and good to eat or drink.

en mal estado
This milk smells off.

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


adverb /of/

away (from a place, time etc)

He walked off
She cut her hair off
The holidays are only a week off
She took off her coat.

not working; not giving power etc

apagado, cerrado
The water’s off
Switch off the light.

not at work

He’s taking tomorrow off
He’s off today.


Finish off your work.

not as good as usual, or as it should be

malo, mediocre
His work has gone off recently

(of food) rotten

pasado, caducado
This milk has gone off – we can’t drink it
(also adjective) That meat is certainly off.

out of a vehicle, train etc

The bus stopped and we got off.


The marriage is off.
off-chance noun

a slight chance

por si acaso
We waited, on the off-chance (that) he might come.
off-colour adjective ( off-color)

not very well

She’s a bit off-colour this morning.
offhand adjective

acting or speaking so casually that one is being rude

brusco, descortés
offhand behaviour.
offhandedly adverb

I felt that she behaved somewhat off-handedly.
offhandedness noun

off-licence noun

(British ) a shop/store that sells alcohol in bottles and cans for customers to take away; liquor store (American)

tienda de licores
offline adjective, adverb

using a computer, but not connected to the Internet

sin conexión
I read the email offline.

(of computer equipment) not connected directly to a computer

The printer is currently offline.
offshore adjective

in or on the sea, not far from the coast

de la costa
offshore oil wells.

(of winds) blowing away from the coast, out to sea

terrenal, de tierra
Strong offshore winds are forecast for this afternoon.
offside adverb

(in football/soccer, hockey etc) in a position (not allowed by the rules) between the ball and the opponents’ goal

en fuera de juego
The referee disallowed the goal because one of the players had moved offside
(also adjective) He was in an offside position.
offspring noun (plural offspring)

(formal, humorous) someone’s child or children

parents who allow their badly behaved offspring to run around shouting and screaming.

an animal’s baby or babies

An adult giraffe must protect its offspring against various predators.
off-white adjective

not quite white, eg slightly yellow etc

de color hueso, blanquecino
an off-white dress.
badly adjective ( well off)

poor, rich

bien/mal de dinero
The family was quite well off.
be off with you!

go away!

in the offing

about to happen

en perspectiva
He has a new job in the offing.
off and on / on and off

sometimes; occasionally

de vez en cuando, a ratos
I see him off and on at the club.
the off season noun

the period, at a hotel, holiday resort etc, when there are few visitors

temporada baja
It’s very quiet here in the off season
(adjective (etc)) off-season rates.

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