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Expresiones y frases - Palabra clave 'As'
Idioms - Key word 'As'
|as a matter of fact||de hecho|
|as a rule||por lo general|
|as clean as a new pin||limpio como un jaspe|
|as clean as a whistle||tener un historial sin mancha|
|as clear as crystal||claro como el agua|
|as clear as mud||clarísimo|
- Pat lives in Australia. As a matter of fact, she's been living there since 1998.
- As a rule, we don't let any strangers in when my parents aren't home.
- Glenn washed the car today and he left it as clean as a new pin.
- Campbell is an honest man. I've investigated all his deeds. He's as clean as a whistle.
- Don't worry, the instructor gave us all the instructions. He was as clear as crystal.
- The teacher explained it in class, but it was all as clear as mud. Can you help me?
|as cool as a cucumber||más fresco que una lechuga|
|as dead as a doornail/the dodo||más muerto que mi abuela|
|as different as night and day||ser la noche y el día|
|as dull as ditchwater||más aburrido que chupar un clavo|
|as easy as pie||pan comido|
|as far as I know||por lo que sé|
- After a weekend getaway in the country, I came home as cool as a cucumber.
- We arrived at the disco and there was nobody there. It was as dead as a doornail.
- My mom and dad are as different as night and day, but they really get along.
- That play was as dull as dithcwater. Next time we'll go dancing!
- Crossing the lake was as easy as pie. We had a little boat and rowed to the other shore.
- Grace didn't tell me she was in Madrid. As far as I know, she was in Paris with Ann.
|as fit as a fiddle||rebosante de salud|
|as full as a boot/tick||ebrio como una cuba|
|as mad as a hatter||más loco que una cabra|
|as poor as a church mouse||más pobre que las ratas|
|as pretty as a picture||como de postal|
|as quiet as a mouse||sin siquiera decir ‘mu’|
- My grandad is 89 years old and he rides his bike everyday. He's as fit as a fiddle.
- Pete went to the pub last night and he came home as full as a tick.
- My mother-in-law is as mad as a hatter. First, she loves me; then, she hates me!
- Will's uncle had money but he gambled a lot and lost it. He died as poor as a church mouse.
- We visited an old medieval town in Florence, it was as pretty as a picture!
- Sally's dad told her off for coming home late and she went to her room as quiet as a mouse.
|as red as a beetroot||rojo como un tomate|
|as (if) to the manner born||como si hubiera nacido para ello|
|as usual||como de costumbre|
|as ugly as sin||más feo que pegarle a la madre|
- Whenever I have to deliver a speech, I get as red as a beetroot, I can't help it!
- Are you sure you'd never surfed before? You do it as to the manner born!
- Last night I came home as usual, had a shower and went to dinner with some friends.
- Rose went out on a blind date the other night and the poor guy was as ugly as sin!