contrario = contrary adjective

contrario

contraria

adjective
adjective

English Translation of CONTRARIO

1
: contrary, opposite
al contrarioon the contrary
tuvo el resultado contrario al deseadoit had the opposite of the desired effect
mi opinión es contraria a la vuestraI have the opposite opinion to you
se mostraron contrarios al acuerdothey came out against the agreement
su actitud es contraria a los intereses del paíshis attitude is against or contrary to the nation's interests
tomamos la dirección contrariawe went in the opposite direction
lo multaron por ir en dirección contrariahe was fined for travelling in the wrong direction
un coche que venía en sentido contrarioa car coming in the opposite direction
el portavoz se expresó en sentido contrariothe spokesperson expressed the opposite view
en sentido contrario a las agujas del relojanti-clockwise
2
: conflicting, opposed
el abogado de la parte contrariathe opposing party's lawyer
no llegaron nunca a la portería contrariathey never got near the other or opposing side's goal
se pasó al bando contrariohe went over to the other or opposing side
soy contrario al abortoI am opposed to or against abortion

Examples of CONTRARIO

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

Related to CONTRARIO

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

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