Translation of "pa" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /pɑː/ us /pɑː/ informal old-fashioned

a father

I miss my pa.
Thanks, Pa.


adverb uk /ˌpiːˈeɪ/ us /ˌpiːˈeɪ/

abbreviation for per annum (= each year)

abreviatura de “per annum”: al año, por año
a salary of $120,000 p.a.


noun uk /ˌpiːˈeɪ/ us

UK abbreviation for personal assistant: someone whose job is helping someone in a higher position, especially by writing letters, arranging meetings, and making phone calls

abreviatura de “personal assistant”: secretario personal, secretaria personal
Chris works as a PA to the chief executive officer.

also PA system abbreviation for public address system (= equipment for making sound, especially someone’s voice, louder in a public place)

abreviatura de “public address system”: sistema de refuerzo de sonido
They’ve just announced on the PA that our flight’s been delayed.

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


abbreviation, noun

short for public address system, electronic equipment that makes music or someone’s voice loud enough to be heard by large groups of people in a public place

Sistema de Dirección Publica
An announcement was made to the crowd over the PA.

(British ) short for personal assistant, someone whose job is to help a manager by writing letters and making arrangements

Asistente Personal
His PA deals with all the correspondence that comes into the office.

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