contrario = contrary adjective

contrario, contraria

adjective

English Translation of CONTRARIO

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: contrary, opposite al contrario on the contrary tuvo el resultado contrario al deseado it had the opposite of the desired effect mi opinión es contraria a la vuestra I have the opposite opinion to you se mostraron contrarios al acuerdo they came out against the agreement su actitud es contraria a los intereses del país his attitude is against or contrary to the nation's interests tomamos la dirección contraria we went in the opposite direction lo multaron por ir en dirección contraria he was fined for travelling in the wrong direction un coche que venía en sentido contrario a car coming in the opposite direction el portavoz se expresó en sentido contrario the spokesperson expressed the opposite view en sentido contrario a las agujas del reloj anti-clockwise no me disgusta la idea, al contrario, me encanta I don't dislike the idea, on the contrary or quite the opposite, I think it would be wonderful —¿te aburres? —¡que va, al contrario! are you bored? — "no way, quite the opposite!" se puso el jersey al contrario he put his jumper on inside out muy al contrario on the contrary todo salió al contrario de lo previsto everything turned out the opposite of what we expected al contrario de lo que creíamos, hizo muy buen tiempo contrary to what we thought, the weather turned out very nice siempre va al contrario de todo el mundo she always has to be different to everyone else al contrario que o de ella, yo no estoy dispuesto a aguantar unlike her, I'm not willing to put up with it ¿qué es lo contrario de alto? what is the opposite of tall? nunca he dicho lo contrario I never said anything else or different soy inocente, hasta que no se demuestre lo contrario I am innocent until proven otherwise a mí me pasa lo contrario que a ti for me it's different than for you los inviernos, por el contrario, son muy fríos the winters, on the other hand or on the contrary, are very cold parece ir todo bien, y por el contrario, la situación es muy complicada it all appears to be going well, when in fact the situation is rather difficult —¿es feo? —no, todo lo contrario is he ugly? — "no, quite the opposite or reverse" no hay descenso de precios, sino todo lo contrario prices are not going down, quite the opposite or reverse, in fact es todo lo contrario de su marido she is the exact opposite of her husband ha sucedido todo lo contrario de lo que esperábamos exactly the opposite of what we expected has happened
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: conflicting, opposedel abogado de la parte contraria the opposing party's lawyer no llegaron nunca a la portería contraria they never got near the other or opposing side's goal se pasó al bando contrario he went over to the other or opposing side soy contrario al aborto I am opposed to or against abortion

Related to CONTRARIO

Sometimes Confused With: contrarío (contrariar), contrarió (contrariar)

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