Translation of "backward" - English-Spanish dictionary


adjective uk /ˈbæk·wəd/

in the direction behind you

hacia atrás
a backward glance
adverb /ˈbæk·wəd/ /ˈbæk·wərd/

another form of backwards

variante de “backwards”: hacia atrás

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


adjective /ˈbӕkwəd/

aimed or directed backwards

hacia atrás
He left without a backward glance.

less advanced in mind or body than is normal for one’s age

a backward child.

late in developing a modern culture, mechanization etc

That part of the country is still very backward
a backward region.
backwardness noun

There are concerns about the economic backwardness of the region.
backwards adverb

towards the back

hacia atrás
He glanced backwards
Sheila stepped backwards to let the man pass.

with one’s back facing the direction one is going in

de espaldas a
The child walked backwards into a lamp-post.

in the opposite way to that which is usual

al revés
Can you count from 1 to 10 backwards? (= starting at 10 and counting to 1).
backwards and forwards

in one direction and then in the opposite direction

de un lado para otro
The dog ran backwards and forwards across the grass.
bend over backwards

to try very hard

hacer lo imposible (por), desvivirse (por)
He bent over backwards to get us tickets for the concert.

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