Spanish translation of 'rather'
⇒ we decided to camp, rather than stay at a hotel
decidimos acampar, en lugar de quedarnos en un hotel
⇒ I'll stay rather than go alone
prefiero quedarme a ir solo
⇒ I'd rather have this one than that
prefiero este a aquel
⇒ "would you like a sweet?" — "I'd rather have an apple"
—¿quieres un caramelo? —preferiría una manzana
⇒ would you rather stay here?
⇒ I'd rather stay in tonight
preferiría no salir esta noche
⇒ I'd rather he didn't come to the party
preferiría que no viniera a la fiestaanything rather than that! (humorous)
¡cualquier cosa menos eso!
⇒ play anything rather than that
toca cualquier cosa que no sea esoI'd rather not
prefiero no hacerlo
⇒ I'd rather not say
prefiero no decirlo"I'm going to have it out with the boss" — "rather you than me!"
—voy a planteárselo al jefe —¡allá tú!
- (= somewhat)
un pocohe looks rather like his mother
se parece un poco a su madreI feel rather more happy today
hoy me siento algo más contentoI rather suspected as much
me lo sospechabaI rather think he won't come
me inclino a creer que no vendráthat is rather too dear
es algo caro (para mí etc)
- (= quite)
⇒ it's a rather difficult task,
⇒ it's rather a difficult task
es una tarea bastante difícil
⇒ we were rather tired
estábamos bastante cansados
⇒ I was rather disappointed
quedé bastante decepcionado
⇒ he did rather well in the exam
le fue bastante bien en el examen
⇒ "isn't she pretty?" — "yes, she is rather"
—¿es guapa, eh? —sí, bastante
⇒ "are you keen to go?" — "yes, I am rather"
—¿tienes ganas de ir? —sí que quierothere's rather a lot
⇒ £20! that's rather a lot!
¡20 libras! ¡es bastante caro!
⇒ I've got rather a lot of homework to do
tengo muchos deberes que hacerit's rather a pity
es una pena or lástima
- (= more accurately)
⇒ rather it is a matter of money
antes es cuestión de dinero,
es al contrario or más bien cuestión de dinero
⇒ or rather
o mejor dicho,
⇒ a car, or rather an old banger
un coche, o mejor dicho, un trasto viejo
¡ya lo creo!,
¡cómo no! (LAm)
⇒ "would you like some?" — "rather!"
¿quieres algo de esto? — ¡ya lo creo! or ¡por supuesto!
Example Sentences Including 'rather'
Damin glanced at Tarja, whose grin was now rather more sheepish than feral.TREASON KEEP (2001)
Adrina stretched luxuriously, rather glad she had insisted on the huge feather bed being dragged to the front.TREASON KEEP (2001)
They both looked weary enough to be at the end of a case rather than the beginning of it.YESTERDAY'S SHADOW (2002)
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'rather' in Other Languages
- Arabic: بَلْ
- Brazilian Portuguese: um tanto
- Chinese: 倒是
- Croatian: poprilično
- Czech: poněkud
- Danish: hellere
- Dutch: ietwat
- European Spanish: algo bastante
- Finnish: aika melko
- French: plutôt assez
- German: ziemlich
- Greek: μάλλον
- Italian: piuttosto
- Japanese: かなり
- Korean: 상당히
- Norwegian: heller
- Polish: raczej
- Portuguese: bastante
- Romanian: prea
- Russian: скорее
- Spanish: algo
- Swedish: hellre
- Thai: ค่อนข้าง
- Turkish: oldukça
- Ukrainian: дещо
- Vietnamese: khá
Translation of rather from the Collins English to Spanish Dictionary