Translation of "past" - English-Spanish dictionary


preposition, adverb uk /pɑːst/ us /pæst/

A2 further than

I live on Station Road, just past the Post Office.
I live on Maple Street, just past the high school.

A2 up to and further than someone or something

más allá de, por delante (de)
Three boys went past us on mountain bikes.
I’ve just seen the bus go past.

above a particular age or farther than a particular point

She’s past the age where she needs a babysitter.
adjective uk /pɑːst/ us /pæst/

B1 having happened or existed before now

I know this from past experience.

B1 used to refer to a period of time in the past that lasts until the present

It’s been raining for the past three days.
noun uk /pɑːst/ us /pæst/
the past

B1 the time before the present and all the things that happened then

el pasado
In the past people would bathe once a month.
the past also the past tense

A2 in grammar, the form of a verb that is used to show what happened in the past

el pasado
someone’s past

all of the things that someone has done in their life

el pasado de alguien
I knew nothing about his past.

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


adjective /paːst/

just finished

the past year.

over, finished or ended, of an earlier time than the present

The time for discussion is past.

(linguistics) (of the tense of a verb) indicating action in the past

In ’He did it’, the verb is in the past tense.
the past noun

the time which was before the present

In the past, houses were built of wood or stone.
past participle noun

(linguistics) the form of a verb that is used with the verb ‘have’ to form perfect tenses, and with the verb ‘be’ to form passive sentences. Past participles are also sometimes used as adjectives, for exampleinjured’ as in ‘an injured shoulder’.

Pasado Participio
past perfect noun

(linguistics) the form of a verb that expresses an action completed before a particular time in the past. It is formed in English with ‘had’ and the past participle.

Pasado Perfecto
see also passed.

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