Translation of off in Spanish:


de, prep

Pronunciation /ɒf//ɔf//ɑf/


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    • 1.1(from the surface or top of)

      it fell off the table se cayó de la mesa
      • he jumped off the wall saltó del muro
      • she picked the envelope up off / (criticized) off of the floor recogió el sobre del suelo
      • to eat off paper plates comer en platos de papel
      • he ordered them off the train les ordenó que se bajaran del tren

    • 1.2(indicating removal, absence)

      he lost two fingers off his right hand perdió dos dedos de la mano derecha
      • there's a button off this shirt a esta camisa le falta un botón
      • the lid was off the pan la cacerola estaba destapada
      • he knocked 15% off the price rebajó el precio en un 15%

    • 1.3informal (from)

      he bought it off a friend se lo compró a un amigo
      • I heard it off a friend me lo dijo un amigo
      • I caught the cold off her ella me pegó el resfriado

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    • 2.1(distant from)

      3 ft off the ground a 3 pies del suelo
      • 300m off the target a 300 metros del objetivo
      • just off the coast of Florida a poca distancia de la costa de Florida

    • 2.2(leading from)

      a street off the square una calle que sale de / desemboca en la plaza
      • the bathroom's off the bedroom el baño da al dormitorio

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    • 3.1(absent from)

      I've been off work for a week hace una semana que no voy a trabajar / que falto al trabajo
      • she's off school at the moment está faltando / no está yendo al colegio

    • 3.2British (indicating repugnance, abstinence)

      he's off his food anda sin apetito
      • I'm right off fish le he cogido manía / asco al pescado
      • I'm off liquor for Lent no bebo alcohol durante la Cuaresma
      • is he off drugs/liquor now? ¿ha dejado las drogas/el alcohol?


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    • 1.1(removed)

      the lid was off la tapa no estaba puesta
      • once the old wallpaper is off … en cuanto se quite el papel viejo …
      • there are a few buttons off faltan unos cuantos botones
      • he sat there with his shirt off estaba ahí sentado sin camisa
      • he had his hat/socks off se había quitado el sombrero/los calcetines
      • he had his shoes and socks off estaba descalzo
      • the mark is off now ha salido / se ha quitado la mancha
      • off! ¡fuera!
      • hands off! ¡no (me / lo etc.) toques!
      • 20% off 20% de descuento

    • 1.2off with (in exclamation phrases)

      off with those boots! ¡fuera esas botas!
      • off with his head! ¡que le corten la cabeza!

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    (indicating departure)
    I must be off me tengo que ir
    • where are you off to? ¿adónde vas?
    • off we go! ¡vámonos!
    • oh, no, he's off again ¡ya empieza / ya está otra vez!
    • be off, you little rascal! ¡lárgate, sinvergüenza!
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    the nearest village is five miles off el pueblo más cercano queda a cinco millas
    • some way off a cierta distancia
    • my birthday is a long way off falta mucho para mi cumpleaños
    • voices off voces en off
    • Christmas is not so far off now ya falta poco para Navidad


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    • 1.1(not turned on)

      the TV/light is off la televisión/luz está apagada
      • the handbrake is off el freno de mano no está puesto
      • make sure the electricity is off asegúrate de que la electricidad esté desconectada
      • the water's off no hay agua

    • 1.2(canceled)

      the game/wedding is off el partido/la boda se ha suspendido
      • the deal is off ya no hay trato

    • 1.3British (not on menu)

      lamb is off today hoy no hay cordero

    • 1.4(inaccurate)

      his calculations were off by a long way se equivocó totalmente / estaba muy errado en los cálculos

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    (absent, not on duty)
    (period/hour) libre
    a day off / (US also) an off day un día libre
    • John's off today John tiene el día libre hoy
    • which day do you want off? ¿qué día quieres tomarte libre?
    • I'm off at five salgo de trabajar / acabo a las cinco
    • Episode II is probably the weakest so for but then we all have an off day now and then.
    • They had a decent first half and a very good second half while Hearts, despite bags of effort, had an off day.
    • Woodward will be hoping that Humphreys has an off day on Saturday, however.
    • Still, as Aristotle might have said on an off day, the judges' decision is final.
    • We appreciate each other's input all the time, and if one of us is having an off day, the other one picks up.
    • When the starting pitcher gets tired or is having an off day, a team manager calls in a reliever.
    • They're not the toughest team Switzerland, but even a weak team can beat you on an off day can't they?
    • How much kudos is there really in beating Milan's B team or Ajax on an off day?
    • Sure, everyone is due an off day, but it seemed weird that so many suffered one simultaneously.
    • Did the Olympic sprinter lose in the final because of the intense atmosphere or because he or she had an off day?
    • He just has an off day at Cheltenham and the flatter Aintree circuit suits him much better.
    • Millwall haven't fluked their way into the final and the Reds could have an off day.
    • Even great teams have their off moments.
    • It was a shame to be there on an off night, but the upside was quick and friendly service from the bar staff.
    • Every player experiences off nights when nothing works.
    • We were really poor and it is strange that you get so many players having an off game.
    • Anyone can have an off day, and we'll draw a veil over which one of us it was.
    • No bemoaning of luck or excuses of an off night can hide the facts this time.
    • It is the sign of a good team that they can still get something on an off day.
    • It could be, of course, that he just had an off night for he faded after a bright opening.
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    • 3.1(poor, unsatisfactory)

      (moment/season/year) malo
      to have an off day tener un mal día

    • 3.2(unwell)

      to feel off sentirse mal
      • she's (feeling) a little off no se siente muy bien
      • Am feeling a little off today - like I might be coming down with something.
      • I sit out by the loft and observe the birds a lot and if one looks a bit off I can see it.
      • The 19-year-old student woke up feeling ‘a bit off’ but went to her part-time job at a clothing store anyway.

    • 3.3British informal (rude, unfair)

      they didn't ask her in — that's a bit off no la hicieron pasar — ¡qué mal estuvieron! / ¡qué poco amables!

  • 4

    to be off estar malo / pasado
    • Her coffee was bad, maybe the milk was off.
    • The manager also arrived to apologise, though he did not agree with my view that the fish was off.
    • The brining solution in the can may react to the metal and give the olives an off taste.
    • If a wine smells off, chances are it won't taste right, either.
  • 5

    (talking about personal situation)
    they are comfortably off están bien económicamente
    • how are you off for cash? ¿qué tal andas de dinero?
    • how are we off for time? ¿cómo andamos de tiempo?
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