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Spanish translation of “on”

on

preposition /on/
touching, fixed to, covering etc the upper or outer side of
sobre, encima de, en
The book was lying on the table He was standing on the floor She wore a hat on her head.
in or into (a vehicle, train etc)
en
We were sitting on the bus I got on the wrong bus.
at or during a certain day, time etc
a; el, los
on Monday On his arrival, he went straight to bed.
about
sobre
a book on the theatre.
in the state or process of
en, de
He’s on holiday.
supported by
sobre, en
She was standing on one leg.
receiving, taking
con, a
He is on drugs She is on a diet.
taking part in
en
He is on the committee Which detective is working on this case?
towards
a, hacia
They marched on the town.
near or beside
en
a shop on the main road.
by means of
por
He played a tune on the violin I spoke to him on the telephone.
being carried by
con
The thief had the stolen jewels on him.
when (something is, or has been, done)
en
On investigation, there proved to be no need to panic.
followed by
tras
disaster on disaster.
oncoming adjective approaching
que viene en dirección contraria, venidero, futuro
oncoming traffic.
ongoing adjective continuing
en curso, que sigue
an ongoing argument.
onward(s) adverb moving forward (in place or time) They marched onward(s). be on to (someone) to have discovered (a person’s) trick, secret etc
haber encontrado algo
The thieves realized that the police were on to them.
on and on used with certain verbs to emphasize the length of an activity
sin parar
She kept on and on asking questions.
on time at the right time
a la hora, a tiempo
He got here on time.
on to / onto to a position on
en, encima de
He lifted it onto the table.
(Definition of on from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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