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Translation of "on" - English-Spanish dictionary

on

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) en 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. about sobre 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 en He is on the committee Which detective is working on this case? towards a, hacia They marched on the town. near or beside en a shop on the main road. by means of por He played a tune on the violin I spoke to him on the telephone. being carried by con The thief had the stolen jewels on him. when (something is, or has been, done) en On investigation, there proved to be no need to panic. followed by tras 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)
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