Translation of "rather" - English-Spanish dictionary

rather

adverb uk /ˈrɑː·ðər/
rather than

B1 instead of

en lugar de
He saw his music as a hobby rather than a career.
would rather

B1 If you would rather do something, you would prefer to do that thing.

se usa para expresar una preferencia
I’d much rather go out for dinner than stay at home and watch TV.

B1 mainly UK slightly

un tanto
I find her books rather dull.

used to change something you have just said and make it more correct

más bien
The music, or rather noise, from the party upstairs went on all night.

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

rather

adverb /ˈraːθə/

to a certain extent; slightly; a little

bastante; más bien, un tanto, un poco, algo
He’s rather nice
That’s a rather silly question / rather a silly question
I’ve eaten rather more than I should have.

more willingly; preferably

antes que, mejor… que…
I’d rather do it now than later
Can we do it now rather than tomorrow?
I’d rather not do it at all
I would/had rather you didn’t do that
Wouldn’t you rather have this one?
I’d resign rather than do that.

more exactly; more correctly

más bien, para ser más precisos
He agreed, or rather he didn’t disagree
One could say he was foolish rather than wicked.

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