Translation of "so" - English-Spanish dictionary


adverb uk /səʊ/ us /soʊ/

A2 used before an adjective or adverb to make that adjective or adverb stronger

muy, tan
I was so tired when I got home.
I was so upset that I couldn’t speak.
so much/so many

A2 a large amount or number of something

I have so much to do!
I love her so much.
There were so many people that I couldn’t move.

A2 used to give a short answer to a question to avoid repeating a phrase

se usa en respuestas para evitar repetir alguna frase de la pregunta
‘Is Ben coming to the party?’ ‘I hope so.’

A2 used at the beginning of a sentence to connect it with something that was said or happened previously

así que
So, here we are again.
and so on

A2 used after a list of things to show that you could add other similar things

I want to buy postcards, souvenirs, and so on.
or so

B1 used after a number or amount to show that it is not exact

más o menos
‘How many people were at the party?’ ‘Fifty or so, I guess.’
so (what)?

used to say that you do not think something is important, especially in a rude way

¿y (qué)?
‘She might tell Emily.’ ‘So what?’
so did we, so have I, so is mine, etc.

B1 used to say that someone else also does something or that the same thing is true about someone or something else

nosotros, yo, el mío, etc. también
She likes golf and so do I.
conjunction uk /səʊ/ us /soʊ/

A2 used to say that something is the reason why something else happens

así que
I was tired so I went to bed.
Greg had some money so he bought a bike.
so (that)

B1 in order to make something happen or be possible

para (que)
He put his glasses on so that he could see the television better.

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


adverb /səu/

(used in several types of sentence to express degree) to this extent, or to such an extent

tan, tanto
’The snake was about so long,’ he said, holding his hands about a metre apart
Don’t get so worried!
She was so pleased with his progress in school that she bought him a new bicycle
They couldn’t all get into the room, there were so many of them
He departed without so much as (= without even) a goodbye
You’ve been so (= very) kind to me!
Thank you so much!

(used to express manner) in this/that way

As you hope to be treated by others, so you must treat them
He likes everything to be (arranged) just so (= in one particular and precise way)
It so happens that I have to go to an important meeting tonight.

(used in place of a word, phrase etc previously used, or something previously stated) as already indicated

’Are you really leaving your job?’ ’Yes, I’ve already told you / said so’
’Is she arriving tomorrow?’ ’Yes, I hope so’
If you haven’t read the notice, please do so now
’Is that so (= true)?’ ’Yes, it’s really so’
’Was your father angry?’ ’Yes, even more so than I was expecting – in fact, so much so that he refused to speak to me all day!

in the same way; also

’I hope we’ll meet again.’ ’So do I.’
She has a lot of money and so has her husband.

(used to express agreement or confirmation) indeed

así es, en efecto
’You said you were going shopping today.’ ’So I did, but I’ve changed my mind.’
’You’ll need this book tomorrow, won’t you?’ ’So I will.’
so-called adjective

wrongly described or named in such a way

supuesto, presunto
Your so-called friends have gone without you!
so-so adjective

neither very good nor very bad

así así, regular, de aquella manera
His health is so-so.
and so on/forth

and more of the same kind of thing

y así sucesivamente, etcétera
He reminded me of what I owed him and so on.
so as to

in order to

a fin de, para, con el propósito de
He sat at the front so as to be able to hear.
so far, so good

all is well up to this point

hasta aquí, todo bien
So far, so good – we’ve checked the equipment, and everything’s ready.
so that

with the purpose that; in order that

para que
I’ll wash this dress so that you can wear it.

with the result that

de modo que, así que
He got up very late, so that he missed the bus and was late for work.
so to say/speak

if one may use such an expression; in a way; it could be said

por así decirlo
The dog is, so to speak, a member of this family.

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

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