Translation of with in Spanish:

with

con, prep

Pronunciation: /wɪð//wɪð//wɪθ/

preposition

  • 1

    • 1.1(in the company of)

      con
      she went with him/them/me/you fue con él/con ellos/conmigo/contigo
      • who did you go with? ¿con quién fuiste?
      • go with your sister acompaña a tu hermana
      • I'm staying with a friend estoy en casa de un amigo
      • I'll be with you in a moment enseguida estoy contigo (/ te atiendo etc. )
      • bring your tools with you tráete las herramientas
      • she had brought it with her lo había traído (consigo)
      • the bad weather is still with us seguimos con mal tiempo
      • the doubt remained with her until she died murió con la duda
      • gin with or without ice? ¿ginebra con o sin hielo?
      • are you with me? ¿entiendes (/ entienden etc. )?
      • The truffle taste was strong and earthy and worked in nice harmony with the risotto.
      • I need a nice early night with my boy and hopefully a tiny bit of a lie in!
      • She grew up in a small house in Brixton, sharing a bedroom with three brothers.
      • Lunch would be stew or steak and kidney pud with potatoes and boiled green vegetables.
      • It takes me right back to the bedroom I shared with my brothers back in the early seventies.
      • He thought I was going to force him to sit in a corner and drink a bottle of wine with me.
      • It is accompanied with a golden vest and hair ornament hanging down to the shoulder.
      • I went for a nice meal with my parents yesterday before having to catch the train home.
      • Apparently, we are going to be able to put plastic in with our cans and bottles.
      • Contents insurance can be bought separately, with building cover or in a joint policy.
      • It allows me to have a bit of a flirt and a bit of a laugh with some very nice girls.
      • The tamarind provides a novel change to lemon as an accompaniment with the prawn.
      • John is just a lovely man and the rest of the cast, I mean you couldn't ask to work with nicer people.
      • She picked up her make up bag and left the wash room, heading to the bedroom she shared with her best friend.
      • And when it got dark he came in and played hurling games in the bedroom with his brothers.
      • She hooked up with a nice couple in England, and now they exchange occasional letters.
      • The same could not be said of my fillet steak with a Stilton and red wine sauce.
      • Stumped for a good red wine capable of accompanying duck served with a bitter cherry sauce?
      • She trained at the Royal Ballet School and performed briefly with the Royal Ballet.
      • Place the polenta, flour and baking powder in a bowl with the salt and sugar.

    • 1.2(member, employee, client etc of)

      en
      are you still with Davis Tools? ¿sigues en Davis Tools?
      • I've been banking with them for years hace años que tengo cuenta en ese banco
      • If he'd still been employed with us we would have suspended him immediately, but he was retired.

    • 1.3(in agreement, supporting)

      con
      I'm with you on that en eso estoy contigo
      • we're with you all the way, captain cuente con nosotros, capitán

  • 2

    (in descriptions)
    the shirt is black with white stripes la camisa es negra a / con rayas blancas
    • a little house with a red roof una casita con un tejado rojo
    • the man with the beard/the walking stick/the red tie el hombre de barba/bastón/corbata roja
    • a tall woman with long hair una mujer alta con el pelo largo / de pelo largo
    • he is married, with three children está casado y tiene tres hijos
    • the one with the green hat la del sombrero verde
    • He was wearing dark trousers and a white shirt with a collar, which he wore unbuttoned.
    • He is still best known as a financier with a reputation that carries weight in the City and beyond.
    • Its website is really nice, with lots of old articles and a complete cover gallery.
    • I'm not one of those that laments the old thick dimpled beer tankards with handles on the side.
    • The pint-sized bottles with the green labels were called screw tops and were a powerful icon to me.
    • He wore a black beanie hat with a white stripe, jeans, and a black, padded, hooded jacket.
    • Her eyes were alight, her hair flaxen, her golden skin shining with more than just the glow of youth.
    • The modern bathroom is fitted with a white three-piece suite including a corner bath.
    • He is also a keen violinist, with vast experience performing in various countries.
    • It was narrow but tall, with dark red curtains hanging at each side and trailing on the floor.
    • The lake is an official recreation area with all sorts of water activities plus hiking and camping.
    • When she vanished Sammy was wearing navy tracksuit bottoms with a white stripe down both legs.
    • After all, people with money and status employ other people to clean up after them.
    • The house was fitted with a smoke alarm at the top of the stairs but the battery had run out.
    • The Firth of Tay glittered like crumpled silver foil, and the city shone with an inner light.
    • At least if I play things right I can slip out at the end into a nice public sector job with a pension.
    • Upstairs is the huge master bedroom with a pitched-pine floor and vaulted ceilings.
    • On the first floor are four large doubles bedrooms with en suites as well as a single room.
    • In fact it does not permit entry to people with relatively minor criminal records.
    • He appeared drunk and was wearing a white sweatshirt with blue writing in the centre.
  • 3

    • 3.1(indicating manner)

      con
      with tears in his eyes con lágrimas en los ojos
      • the proposal was greeted with derision/enthusiasm/indifference la propuesta fue recibida con burlas/entusiasmo/indiferencia
      • it was done with no fuss se hizo sin aspavientos
      • The link is the instruments for which they are written, performed with great skill and feeling.
      • Many of those who voted in favour did so with a reluctance somewhat aside from the military arguments.
      • I pulled the chain on the shade of my bedroom window with a certain mournful sense of ceremony.
      • It is a juggling act he accomplished with some aplomb during his first half-season in charge.
      • It meant that down the years we would collide always with the same pleasure.
      • She came to his studio with attitude, but cradled his face in her hands to kiss him before she left.
      • Large checks, iridescent fabrics and decadent velvet are all worn with attitude.
      • Every person has a responsibility to behave with integrity, honesty and fairness.

    • 3.2(by means of, using)

      con
      she ate it with her fingers lo comió con la mano
      • we can fix it with glue lo podemos arreglar con pegamento
      • She had been struck three times across the back of the head with a blunt instrument, believed to be a hammer.
      • Cut off the top of the heads with a serrated knife and squeeze out the garlic pulp.
      • A motorist who stopped in a lay-by was hit over the head with a bottle and robbed.
      • I grabbed the knife to try and stop him, but somebody behind me hit me on the head with a bottle.
      • One of them steps forward and with his knife cuts the burden free and it falls to the bottom of the ravine.
      • The proposal would also make it an offence to hit a child with an instrument, such as a belt or a cane.
      • My throat felt rather like it had been scraped with a sharp metal instrument.
      • He had a seat belt on and we cut it with a knife and tried to pull him out but we couldn't.
      • All I achieved was to bang a hole in my bedroom wall with the heel of my foot.
      • Quarter the apples, then peel and cut away the core with a small paring knife.
      • Dissolve the glucose and water together, and with an electric whisk add this to the egg mix.
      • Swimming and fishing with home-made rods was still very popular when he was growing up.
      • When I cut through it with my saw, the centre was rotten, so it's just as well it was coming out.
      • It need not be so thick you could cut it with a knife, but it should be well on the way.
      • He believes the problem started when someone armed with a Stanley knife took to cutting tyres.
      • He attacked him with a bottle in the town centre after asking him for money.
      • Anything with a crust, between two slices of bread or poured into a bowl and eaten with a spoon is allowed.
      • The lever couldn't be removed without undoing the nut so I decided to cut it with my hacksaw.
      • They set to work on the oxhide with the knives and cut it into a single thin strip.
      • She cuts the potato into chip shapes with a knife, puts them in a pan full of cold oil and turns on the gas.

    • 3.3(as a result of)

      I'm green with envy me muero de envidia
      • trembling with fright temblando de miedo
      • this wine improves with age este vino mejora con el tiempo
      • with time the pain grows less acute con el tiempo el dolor se hace menos intenso
      • with luck con suerte
      • She just stood there; the look of terror on her face increased and she began to tremble with the fear.

  • 4

    • 4.1(introducing phrases)

      with three miles to go he's still in the lead a tres millas de la meta, sigue en cabeza
      • with him in charge, things are bound to go wrong con él al mando, las cosas tienen que salir mal
      • you can't go out with no coat on no puedes salir sin abrigo

    • 4.2(despite)

      with all her experience, she still can't get a job aún con / a pesar de toda su experiencia, no puede conseguir trabajo

  • 5

    (where sb, sth is concerned)
    con
    you can never tell with her con ella nunca se sabe
    • the trouble with Roy is that ... lo que pasa con Roy es que ...
    • it's an obsession with her es una obsesión que tiene
    • it's a custom with us to begin the New Year ... es costumbre entre nosotros / nosotros acostumbramos empezar el año ...
    • what's up with you/him today? ¿qué te/le pasa hoy?
  • 6

    • 6.1(in the same direction as)

      with the tide/flow con la marea/corriente
      • to plane the wood with the grain cepillar la madera en el sentido de las fibras
      • Our boat drifts with the gentle current for an hour or so before gently motoring over to San Toribo reef.

    • 6.2(in accordance with)

      según
      interest rates vary with the amount invested los tipos de interés varían según la cantidad invertida

  • 7

    come on, out with it! ¡vamos, suéltalo!
    • away with him! ¡llévenselo!
    • down with the dictator! ¡abajo el dictador!
    • off with her head! ¡que le corten la cabeza!
    • hey, easy with the salt! ¡eh, ojo con la sal!
    • as soon as we get home it's into the bath with you! en cuanto lleguemos a casa ¡a la bañera contigo! / tú vas derechito a la bañera

Usage

When the translation con is followed by the pronouns mí, ti, and sí, it combines with them to form conmigo, contigo, and consigo: come with me ven conmigo; take it with you llévalo contigo; he had his dog with him tenía el perro consigo.with often appears as the second element of certain verb structures in English (come up with, get away with, reckon with, etc). For translations, see the relevant verb entry (come, get, reckon, etc).