Translation of just in Spanish:

just

justo, adj.

Pronunciation /dʒəst//dʒʌst/

adjective

  • 1

    (decision/law/person) justo
    we must be just to / toward them debemos ser justos con ellos
    • our cause is just nuestra causa es justa
    • We have a duty as moral and just people, to educate other farangs who ride the buses.
    • She is a fair and just ruler, and she causes unending problems for me and my brothers.
    • Would it be just and equitable for the respondents to receive no recompense for work done?
    • The more disturbing part of the answer may lie in the absence of a vision of a just society.
    • Was it just and reasonable that the defendant should owe a duty of care of the scope asserted by the plaintiff?
    • It raises the question as to whether it is fair, just and reasonable to impose the duty contended for.
    • How then will the court decide what is a fair and just settlement for Richard and Hyacinth?
    • His idea of a just society was one which would allow a man to live well by his own efforts.
    • Other countries should follow the Dutch example of a decent, pure and just society.
    • Thus is not for a just man to engage in warfare, since warfare is justice itself.
    • A just and democratic approach to Iraq would also lead to the lifting of sanctions.
    • For the best part of 150 years, progressive opinion has seen the Civil War as a just war.
    • They knew that a just society relies on a certain level of order and cohesiveness.
    • We strive hard to build a just society, but we ignore a glaring source of inequality.
    • When has a judge of a court made an order when it is not just and equitable to do so?
    • The aim of creating a democracy in the heart of the Middle East is a just cause.
    • I don't believe there was a just reason for them not allowing me to take part in the race.
  • 2

    (true, accurate)
    (representation/account) que se ajusta a la realidad
    • There must surely be a broad public interest in just complaints of this kind being sustained.
    • The series is most criticized for feeling dry and intellectual, or at least emotionally uninvolving -- a just criticism.
    • It is not a just criticism of such assessment that it does not provide answers to all questions, just as it is not a just criticism of standardized assessment that it does not inform instruction.

adverb

  • 1

    • 1.1(in recent past)

      I've just remembered that … me acabo de acordar de que …
      • she's just left recién se fue
      • she'd only just finished acababa de terminar
      • [ S ]just married recién casados
      • go and brush your teeth — I just have or (US also) did ve a lavarte los dientes — me los acabo de lavar
      • just recently I've begun to notice that … últimamente he empezado a darme cuenta de que …
      • No doubt by now everything is perfected, but today Lederer has just come from rehearsals.
      • But just as the half looked well set to follow the pattern of the first, City took the lead.
      • The view is sublime: we are looking straight back down the loch whence we have just come.
      • The ad cycles are really just starting, so we should be fair.
      • Firing machine guns, they robbed the hotel's jewellery store just as it was being closed.
      • Those arrested included Mr Rihal, on his way home to look after his wife who had just left hospital.
      • As strange as it sounds, she's just beginning to realize they're part of her body.
      • He would then have escaped via the garage door just as the pensioner was beginning to take in the scene of chaos.
      • An early equaliser was topped by a dramatic headed winner just as extra-time beckoned.
      • Then just as we were getting to the outskirts of town and heading for the motorway, we stopped at the lights.
      • He was not pompous at all and did not look worried as if he had just come straight from court.
      • These thoughts race through the brain just as a kick of adrenaline triggers a survival instinct.
      • But just as he was ready to go into action, his unit was struck by an outbreak of meningitis.
      • You'd go into one office and it's perfect, like someone just left to go to the bathroom.
      • The bearded gentleman pictured right staggered off the line just as I approached.
      • She was a meek and mild kind of lady and she'd just come out of hospital a few weeks back.
      • After a pause, Huw tries to speak to fill the gap, just as the track comes in.
      • I'm just grumpy because the football will be starting tonight just as I walk into work.
      • The second and third points are not, in my view persuasive for the reasons which I have just given.
      • Then there are those days when it emerges from hiding just as an unfortunate vehicle is passing above.

    • 1.2(now, at the moment)

      she's just on her way ya va para allí (or viene para aquí etc.)
      • I was just about to leave when he called estaba a punto de salir cuando llamó
      • I was just about to say that eso es justo lo que yo iba a decir

  • 2

    • 2.1(barely)

      justo
      I arrived just in time llegué justo a tiempo
      • it's only just over the recommended minimum está apenas por encima del mínimo recomendado
      • I just missed him no lo vi por poco / por apenas unos minutos
      • The county council should be asked to fill in a large pothole on the corner just past the Old Wharf.
      • The keeper saved his header from a free kick, while another shot fizzed just past the post.
      • By the time I got there she was just visible going past the bridge so we sat and waited for her to come back.
      • I was paired with Ray Wilkins and I topped my opening drive just past the ladies' tees.
      • The conversion into the wind just slipped past the upright and at the turn honours were even.
      • He said a car had just managed to squeeze past the people carrier, and he had tried to do the same but in vain.
      • I'm sixteen years old with curling black hair that goes just a little past my shoulder.
      • We rounded a curve just past a grove of fruit laden olive trees and our destination suddenly came into view.
      • For sheer terror, however, there is little to compare to that road just outside of La Paz.
      • The stars shone down on the camp and just past the tree line, a graceful elf with golden hair stood.
      • Woods opts to putt from off the green and just scrapes past the right edge, leaving a tiddler for his par.
      • It was just past lunchtime and Pete Astor had nothing to do for the next few hours.
      • Seconds later he was on the other side of the penalty box, thrashing in a drive that just skidded past the post.
      • Billy Mehmet was allowed to work his way into the box, only to drag his shot just wide of the upright.
      • To get to the article you'll have to scroll down just a tiny bit past the dated updates at the top of the page.
      • His hair reached just past his shoulders and pointed ears were sticking out from his hair.
      • When she'd lifted it up, just past her stomach, she went limp and fell back on to the bed.
      • Pandiani almost hits straight back for Deportivo, but the ball just skips away from him.
      • The base of the trunk is pushed just four feet into the ground and secured with a dozen or more wooden wedges.
      • It began when a local meeting just outside Worcester got rather out of hand.

    • 2.2(a little)

      just above the knee justo / apenas encima de la rodilla
      • I waited just outside the shop esperé en la puerta de la tienda
      • I had a call from him just before I left justo antes de salir recibí una llamada suya

  • 3

    • 3.1(only)

      solo
      I'll be with you in just a moment enseguida / en un segundo estoy con usted
      • she just does it to annoy me lo hace solo para fastidiarme
      • there's just one left queda uno nomás
      • just an hour of your time would be enough con solo una hora de tu tiempo alcanzaría
      • I went there just once fui solo una vez
      • she was just three when her father died tenía apenas / solo tres años cuando murió su padre
      • would you like some more? — just a little, please ¿quieres más? — bueno, un poquito
      • just occasionally you can find a really good bargain muy de vez en cuando se encuentra una verdadera ganga
      • It would be a bit naïve of me to think I will just walk straight into the first team here.
      • A teenage car criminal has been locked up for a year just days after being ordered by a court to behave.
      • The pair live just doors away from each other, and have enjoyed several dinner dates together.
      • If she starts behaving badly I just walk away and let things calm down until her tantrum has gone away.
      • Nobody really wants to debate any longer, they are just interested in scoring points.
      • Writing off the debt of developing countries is not just a moral but also a legal obligation.
      • Suddenly he was fair game once more and there was more than just terrorism on the agenda.
      • I was just going to say I thought there were two reasons why there is a big difference.
      • Of course he was going so fast that he could not make the left, so he just kept going straight.
      • There is no reason for it to be that heavy, but they just felt it should be.
      • After all, the whole principle was to look after members and not just shareholders.
      • Even if we are just one step ahead, it effectively means that we can keep death away.
      • I was tight to him and holding him, and to be fair to him he was just trying to shrug me off.
      • Mobile phone bills can be very expensive, but for some reason most of us just put up with this as a fact of life.
      • We are just ordinary people wanting a decent service and we are being told we will not get it.
      • In a twenty minute extract where there is no clear reason for the quotation it was just going to look odd.
      • We're just cruising in a straight line until we get a better plan at the moment.
      • Remember, you're not just part of the process, you are the reason the service exists.
      • He had his hand over his eye and the blood was just coming straight through his fingers.
      • I am just looking at what it says for a straight robbery or attempt with actual bodily harm.

    • 3.2(simply)

      I just stopped by to say hello pasé para saludarte
      • don't be scared: it's just the wind no te asustes: no es más que el viento
      • that's just gossip no son más que chismes
      • they're just friends solo son amigos
      • I just need someone to talk to necesito hablar con alguien
      • if you'd just wait a moment si me hace el favor de esperar un momento
      • don't worry about her, she's just jealous no te preocupes por ella, lo que pasa es que está celosa
      • just because he's famous doesn't mean he can be rude el hecho de que sea famoso no le da derecho a ser grosero
      • just follow the instructions on the packet simplemente siga las instrucciones impresas en el paquete
      • I'll just have to pack up and go no me queda otro remedio que hacer la maleta e irme
      • I'm just lucky, I guess es simplemente cuestión de suerte, yo creo
      • he'll just make things worse lo único que hará será empeorar las cosas

  • 4

    • 4.1(exactly, precisely)

      it's just what I wanted es justo / precisamente / exactamente lo que quería
      • the temperature was just right la temperatura era la perfecta
      • she looks just like her mother at that age es exactamente igual a su madre cuando tenía su edad
      • isn't that just typical of him? ¿no es típico de él?
      • we made it to school just as the bell rang llegamos al colegio justo cuando sonaba la campana / en el preciso momento en que sonaba la campana
      • He had always been lucky, and he did survive the storm, just as he had survived the war.
      • This is the main reason why going to see short films should be just as easy as catching the latest blockbuster.
      • She will then have another six fittings to make sure the final creation is just perfect.
      • For many humans, bewitched by this remarkable place, the pull is just as strong.
      • The point here is that there were bullies in the school system then just as there are today.
      • And most of them are just as stuck inside their own point of view as everyone else.
      • It would be just as welcome served as a nourishing warm dessert on a cool summer evening.
      • They may well be unbeaten but could just as easily have lost their last three matches.
      • He had looked at this as a simple ball to be enjoyed, when in fact it was just as much a trial to everyone else as to him.
      • But it was a show, for everyone, and mums and dads enjoyed it just as much as the children.
      • They got their way with dear old Bobby in the end, and they will with Eriksson, but not just yet.
      • My new songs are all I have, along with my liberty, and everything has to be just right from now on in.
      • Maybe not just yet, but it might be the only way for some, that things can really get better.
      • I had no idea who he was, but I could feel it just as strongly as everyone else around me.
      • The icing on the cake would be to make Trinidad just as popular a tourist attraction.
      • That she didn't have to worry about getting married and having babies, not just yet.
      • The soft midsummer evening was just right for a romantic stroll around Malham Tarn.
      • But we have spent a lot of time getting the pastry just right so it rises perfectly.
      • Everyone knows kids would be just as happy playing with the box a present comes in as with the present itself.
      • His father leaves him a cat in his will and the cat proves to be just as bossy as everyone else.

    • 4.2(equally)

      the desserts were just as good as the rest of the meal los postres estuvieron tan buenos como el resto de la comida
      • she's just as pleased as can be about the result está de lo más contenta con el resultado
      • I came to this country for many reasons but one of them is that I just plain like Americans.
      • He was known to not trust humans, but that was just downright… strange.
      • Everyone back at base has been working really hard and it is just disappointing not to finish.
      • Just ask the millions of people who use and love a Mac why it's become such an integral part of their lives, and most will tell you the same thing: It just works.
      • And some were just downright practical with calculators, measuring tapes and bottles of water.
      • The rest of this record, however, is just plain dull and never seems to be going anywhere.
      • Not only were some of them plain uncomfortable, but a few were just downright embarrassing!
      • So many of the characters and dialogue in this movie are just one cliche after another.
      • To find out Jenny is earning so much more from the show is just astonishing.
      • I am a resident of Mealbank and at the end of our road the road surface is just disintegrating.
      • He said they were very good and D agreed, which just shows that virtue is its own reward.
      • But up there on the sixth floor of the block, you can one day see him fitting in just fine.
      • But the potential loss of the local loo was just not going to be allowed to happen.
      • I just find blues to be a lot more rewarding to listen to then a lot of contemporary bands.
      • However, residents fear problems will just snowball if more property is built in the area.
      • The planning and care utilised in replacing the Swindon hospitals is just mind boggling.
      • If any one of you lovely people have linked to a post in the past, it just isn't going to work any more.
      • We just couldn't get past tackle three or four, and we didn't build any pressure.
      • In this film I just wanted to get past the nudity issue very early and get on to other things.
      • The fact that I will never get to meet my mystery admirer just makes things all the more romantic.

  • 5

    • 5.1(emphatic use)

      I just can't understand it simplemente no lo entiendo
      • I just adore champagne a mí me encanta el champán
      • I'm feeling just fine now ahora me siento muy bien
      • just leave it here déjelo aquí
      • regret it? don't I just! ¿que si me arrepiento? ¡si me arrepentiré … !
      • just think! we could get rich ¡tú imagínate! podríamos hacernos ricos
      • I can just imagine it me lo imagino perfectamente
      • they were just plain scared estaban francamente aterrados
      • there are just no jobs simplemente no hay trabajo
      • there's just nothing in the shops no hay nada, pero nada, en las tiendas

    • 5.2(in commands, threats)

      just do as you're told! ¡haz lo que se te dice y sanseacabó!
      • just go away, will you? mira, vete, hazme el favor
      • just you dare! ¡atrévete nomás!

    • 5.3(in polite request)

      just wait here, please espere aquí, por favor
      • "Come on, let's just lay low for a while.
      • How you do it and what it takes is of no interest to me, just make absolutely sure that it is there.
      • "As to whether there will be military exercises, please just wait and see.
      • If you are stuck for ideas, just ask your local wine merchant for recommendations.
      • When she was gone, Ari said, " Let's just head upstairs.
      • If you have sent stuff recently just drop me a line to make sure I've got it, cheers.
      • "Please just wait for me… I have to tell you something!

  • 6

    • 6.1(giving explanation)

      it's just that … lo que pasa es que …

    • 6.2(indicating possibility)

      it may just happen podría suceder
      • you could just be in for a surprise podrías llevarte una sorpresa
      • If you haven't already got a ticket then get one because you may just get the chance to see a bit of history in the making.
      • De Villiers said at the time he felt he was up to it, and it looks like he may just get that chance.
      • If only these folk would look at past history they might just see the possibility of a big surprise.
      • You say you feel depleted and tired, so why can't you just stop for that reason?
      • The true pro might just set his stall out to repeat as best he can his peak form.