English translation of 'a propósito'
See also propósito
a. (como adjetivo) suitable ⧫ right (para for)
era la persona a propósito para el trabajo he was very suitable for the job ⧫ he was the right person for the job
hizo varios comentarios a propósito he made various comments on the matter
b. (como adverbio) on purpose ⧫ deliberately
lo siento, no lo hice a propósito I’m sorry, I didn’t do it on purpose or deliberately
me he comprado un traje a propósito para la boda I’ve bought a dress especially for the wedding
venir a propósito (= venir expresamente) to come especially; (= ser adecuado) [comentario, observación] to be well-timed; [dinero] to come in handy
he venido a propósito para verte I have come especially to see you
esa observación vino muy a propósito that was a timely remark ⧫ that remark was very well-timed
el dinero que me diste me vino muy a propósito the money you gave me was just what I needed or came in very handy
c. (= por cierto) by the way
a propósito, ¿qué vais a hacer en Semana Santa? by the way, what are you doing at Easter?
a propósito de (después de verbo) about; (uso independiente) talking of ⧫ à propos of
estuvieron discutiendo a propósito de las elecciones they were having a discussion about the election
a propósito de Picasso, ¿has visto alguna vez el Guernica? talking of or à propos of Picasso, have you ever seen Guernica?
a propósito de dinero, ¿cuándo me vas a pagar? now you mention it or talking of money, when are you going to pay me?
¿a propósito de qué me dices eso ahora? why do you say that now?
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'a propósito' in Other Languages
British English: deliberately /dɪˈlɪbərətlɪ/ ADVERB
If you do something deliberately, you intended to do it.
The blaze was started deliberately.
- American English: deliberately
- Arabic: عَنْ عَمْد
- Brazilian Portuguese: propositalmente
- Chinese: 故意地
- Croatian: promišljeno
- Czech: úmyslně
- Danish: forsætligt
- Dutch: doelbewust
- European Spanish: a propósito
- Finnish: tahallaan
- French: délibérément
- German: absichtlich
- Greek: επίτηδες
- Italian: intenzionalmente
- Japanese: 故意に
- Korean: 고의적으로
- Norwegian: med vilje
- Polish: umyślnie
- European Portuguese: intencionalmente
- Romanian: intenționat
- Russian: намеренно
- Spanish: a propósito
- Swedish: avsiktligt
- Thai: อย่างรอบคอบ
- Turkish: kasıtlı olarak
- Ukrainian: навмисне
- Vietnamese: một cách cố tình
Translation of a propósito from the Collins Spanish to English
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