on translate English to Spanish: Cambridge Dictionary

Translation of "on" - English-Spanish dictionary


preposition /on/
touching, fixed to, covering etc the upper or outer side of
sobre, encima de, en
The book was lying on the table He was standing on the floor She wore a hat on her head.
in or into (a vehicle, train etc)
We were sitting on the bus I got on the wrong bus.
at or during a certain day, time etc
a; el, los
on Monday On his arrival, he went straight to bed.
a book on the theatre.
in the state or process of
en, de
He’s on holiday.
supported by
sobre, en
She was standing on one leg.
receiving, taking
con, a
He is on drugs She is on a diet.
taking part in
He is on the committee Which detective is working on this case?
a, hacia
They marched on the town.
near or beside
a shop on the main road.
by means of
He played a tune on the violin I spoke to him on the telephone.
being carried by
The thief had the stolen jewels on him.
when (something is, or has been, done)
On investigation, there proved to be no need to panic.
followed by
disaster on disaster.
oncoming adjective approaching
que viene en dirección contraria, venidero, futuro
oncoming traffic.
ongoing adjective continuing
en curso, que sigue
an ongoing argument.
onward adverb ( onwards) moving forward (in place or time)
hacia delante
They marched onward(s).
be on to (someone) to have discovered (a person’s) trick, secret etc
haber encontrado algo
The thieves realized that the police were on to them.
on and on used with certain verbs to emphasize the length of an activity
sin parar
She kept on and on asking questions.
on time at the right time
a la hora, a tiempo
He got here on time.
on to / onto to a position on
en, encima de
He lifted it onto the table.
(Definition of on from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

be nothing short of

used to emphasize a situation, quality, or type of behaviour

Word of the Day

There is no such thing as a true synonym in English. Discuss!
There is no such thing as a true synonym in English. Discuss!
by Kate Woodford,
November 25, 2015
In the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary the word ‘synonym’ is defined as ‘a word or phrase that has the same or nearly the same meaning as another word or phrase in the same language’. As you might expect, definitions for this word are broadly similar in other dictionaries and yet the italicized

Read More 

climatarian adjective
climatarian adjective
November 23, 2015
choosing to eat a diet that has minimal impact on the climate, i.e. one that excludes food transported a long way or meat whose production gives rise to CO2 emissions Climate change is not normally on people’s minds when they choose what to have for lunch, but a new diet is calling for

Read More