by = cerca adverb

by = cerca de preposition

1by

adverb

Spanish Translation of BY

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near : cerca he lives close by vive muy cerca
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past : pasando the train went by el tren pasó they rushed by pasaron corriendo as time goes by con el paso del tiempo
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by and by : poco después, dentro de poco
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by and large : en general
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to put by : reservar, poner a un lado
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to stop by : pasar por casa, hacer una visita

2by

preposition

Spanish Translation of BY

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near : cerca de, al lado de, junto a she was standing by the window estaba parada al lado de la ventana
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past : por, por delante de they walked by him pasaron por delante de él
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via : por she left by the back door salió por la puerta trasera
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(indicating manner) made by hand hecho a mano he took her by the hand la tomó de la mano you learn by making mistakes uno aprende equivocándose I know her by sight/name la conozco de vista/nombre she read by candlelight leía a la luz de una vela to travel by train viajar en tren to pay by credit card pagar con tarjeta de crédito
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(indicating cause or agent) built by the Romans construido por los romanos a book by Borges un libro de Borges I was surprised by the result el resultado me sorprendió
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at : por stop/come by my house tonight pásate por casa esta noche
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during : de, durante by night de noche
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(in expressions of time) : para we'll be there by ten estaremos allí para las diez by then para entonces
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: por I swear by all that's sacred te lo juro por todo lo sagrado he said he'd do it, and by God, he did it! dijo que lo haría y, efectivamente, lo hizo
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: con what do you mean by that? ¿qué quieres decir con eso?
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(with numbers, rates, and amounts) : por to pay by the hour pagar por hora it was reduced by 10 percent se redujo (en) un 10 por ciento by a narrow margin por un estrecho margen 10 feet by 20 feet 10 pies por 20 pies divide 100 by 10 dividir 100 por/entre 10
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: según by my watch, it's ten o'clock según mi reloj, son las diez that's fine by me por mí no hay problema to play by the rules respetar las reglas
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: a little by little poco a poco
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: por one by one uno por uno two by two de dos en dos
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by oneself : solo

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