ajeno


ajeno
adj.
1 someone else's, not our own, other people's, somebody else's.
2 irrelevant, extraneous, foreign.
3 alien, strange.
4 strange.
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ajeno
adjetivo
1 (de otro) another's, belonging to other people
esta semana el equipo juega en campo ajeno our team plays away from home this week
eso sucedió por causas ajenas a nuestra voluntad it happened for reasons beyond our control
2 (distante) detached
se mantuvo ajeno a la conversación he didn't get involved in the conversation
era totalmente ajeno a lo que sucedía he was completely unaware of what was happening
3 (impropio) inappropriate, unsuitable
tuvo un comportamiento ajeno a él it's not like him to behave that way
4 (extraño) not involved
es ajeno al escándalo de las escuchas telefónicas he's not involved in the phone tapping affair
'Prohibido el paso a toda persona ajena a la obra' "Authorized personnel only"
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FRASEOLOGÍA
meterse en lo ajeno to meddle in other people's affairs
vivir a costa ajena to live off other people
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(f. - ajena)
adj.
1) alien
2) of another, of others
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ADJ
1) (=de otro)

con el dinero ajeno — with other people's money

puso los huevos en un nido ajeno — it laid its eggs in another bird's nest

esta semana juegan en campo ajeno — this week they are playing away from home

a costa ajena — at somebody else's expense

por cuenta ajena, trabaja por cuenta ajena — he works for someone else

trabajador por cuenta ajena — employed worker

es matón por cuenta ajena — he's a hired thug

meterse en lo ajeno — to interfere in other people's affairs

vergüenza 1)
2) (=no relacionado)

ajeno a — outside

según fuentes ajenas a la empresa — according to sources outside the company

prohibido el paso a toda persona ajena a la obra — authorized staff only beyond this point

hablaron de cosas ajenas al trabajo — they talked about things unconnected with work

el malhumor es ajeno a su carácter — he's not at all bad-tempered in character, being bad-tempered is quite alien to his character frm

reacciones ajenas a la racionalidad — irrational reactions

el juez declaró que se mantendría ajeno a la política — the judge declared that he would remain outside of politics

por razones ajenas a nuestra voluntad — for reasons beyond our control

3) (=indiferente)

no es ajena a los problemas de los ciudadanos — she is not indifferent to the population's problems

nada de lo humano le es ajeno — liter everything human is his concern liter

siguió leyendo, ajeno a lo que sucedía — she carried on reading, oblivious to what was happening

4) (=extraño) strange

todo le era ajeno y desconocido — everything was strange and unknown

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-na adjetivo
1) [SER]
a) (que no corresponde, pertenece)

mis ideales le son totalmente ajenos — my ideals are completely alien to him

aquel ambiente me era ajeno — that environment was alien o foreign to me

un asunto que le era ajeno — a matter that was o had nothing to do with him

ajeno a algo: por razones ajenas a nuestra voluntad for reasons beyond our control; prohibido el paso a toda persona ajena a la empresa staff only; intereses ajenos a los de la empresa — interests not in accord with those of the company

b) (que pertenece, corresponde a otro)

una tarjeta de crédito ajena — someone else's credit card

por el bien ajeno — for the good of others

las desgracias ajenas — other people's misfortunes

2)
a) [estar] (ignorante)

ajeno a algo — unaware of something, oblivious to something

b) [ESTAR] (indiferente)

ajeno a algo: permaneció ajeno a sus problemas — he remained indifferent to her problems

c) [ser] (no involucrado)

ajeno a algo: irregularidades a las que han sido ajenos — irregularities in which they have not been involved

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= extraneous, on the fringe.
Ex. If the catalog is to fulfill any of the requirements just enumerated, then it must be capable of responding to a user's query in a manner which does not result in extraneous citations.
Ex. This statement emphasises the possibility of a book on a humanistic topic being read by both the author's peer group and a slightly larger audience too, but the people on the fringe would have to work hard for themselves to develop high enough standards of judgment for the book to be of any value to them.
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* ajeno (a) = foreign (to).
* ajeno al mundo = unwordly.
* beneficiarse del triunfo ajeno = bask in + reflected glory.
* disfrutar de la gloria ajena = bask in + reflected glory.
* disfrutar del triunfo ajeno = bask in + reflected glory.
* en caso de darse circunstancias ajenas a + Posesivo + control = in the event of circumstances beyond + Posesivo + control.
* fama ajena = reflected glory.
* gloria ajena = reflected glory.
* no ser ajeno a = be no stranger to.
* sentir vergüenza ajena = feel + embarrassed for + Nombre.
* triunfo ajeno = reflected glory.
* vergüenza ajena = embarrassing situation.
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-na adjetivo
1) [SER]
a) (que no corresponde, pertenece)

mis ideales le son totalmente ajenos — my ideals are completely alien to him

aquel ambiente me era ajeno — that environment was alien o foreign to me

un asunto que le era ajeno — a matter that was o had nothing to do with him

ajeno a algo: por razones ajenas a nuestra voluntad for reasons beyond our control; prohibido el paso a toda persona ajena a la empresa staff only; intereses ajenos a los de la empresa — interests not in accord with those of the company

b) (que pertenece, corresponde a otro)

una tarjeta de crédito ajena — someone else's credit card

por el bien ajeno — for the good of others

las desgracias ajenas — other people's misfortunes

2)
a) [estar] (ignorante)

ajeno a algo — unaware of something, oblivious to something

b) [ESTAR] (indiferente)

ajeno a algo: permaneció ajeno a sus problemas — he remained indifferent to her problems

c) [ser] (no involucrado)

ajeno a algo: irregularidades a las que han sido ajenos — irregularities in which they have not been involved

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= extraneous, on the fringe.

Ex: If the catalog is to fulfill any of the requirements just enumerated, then it must be capable of responding to a user's query in a manner which does not result in extraneous citations.

Ex: This statement emphasises the possibility of a book on a humanistic topic being read by both the author's peer group and a slightly larger audience too, but the people on the fringe would have to work hard for themselves to develop high enough standards of judgment for the book to be of any value to them.
* ajeno (a) = foreign (to).
* ajeno al mundo = unwordly.
* beneficiarse del triunfo ajeno = bask in + reflected glory.
* disfrutar de la gloria ajena = bask in + reflected glory.
* disfrutar del triunfo ajeno = bask in + reflected glory.
* en caso de darse circunstancias ajenas a + Posesivo + control = in the event of circumstances beyond + Posesivo + control.
* fama ajena = reflected glory.
* gloria ajena = reflected glory.
* no ser ajeno a = be no stranger to.
* sentir vergüenza ajena = feel + embarrassed for + Nombre.
* triunfo ajeno = reflected glory.
* vergüenza ajena = embarrassing situation.

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ajeno -na
adjective
A [ SER]
1
(que no corresponde, pertenece): dos generaciones cuyos ideales son totalmente ajenos two generations whose ideals are completely alien to each other o have nothing in common
un asunto que le era ajeno a matter that was o had nothing to do with him
el ambiente en que ella se mueve me es totalmente ajeno the world she moves in is quite alien o foreign to me
ajeno A algo:
por razones ajenas a nuestra voluntad for reasons beyond our control
[ S ] prohibido el paso a toda persona ajena a la empresa staff only
intereses ajenos a los de la empresa interests not in accord with those of the company
2
(que pertenece, corresponde a otro): se servía de una tarjeta de crédito ajena he was using another person's o someone else's credit card
por el bien ajeno for the good of others
el domingo juegan en campo ajeno on Sunday they're on the road (AmE) o (BrE) they're playing away (from home)
las desgracias ajenas no me interesan I'm not interested in other people's misfortunes
amigo2 (↑ amigo (2))
B
1 [ ESTAR] (inatento) ajeno A algo unaware OF sth, oblivious TO sth
trabajaba totalmente ajeno a lo que pasaba a su alrededor he worked on, completely unaware of o oblivious to what was going on around him
2 [ ESTAR] (indiferente) ajeno A algo:
siempre permaneció ajeno a sus problemas he never got involved with her problems, he always remained aloof from her problems
3 [ SER] (no involucrado) ajeno A algo:
irregularidades a las que han sido ajenos irregularities to which they have not been party o in which they have not been involved
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ajeno
-na adjetivo [SER]

a) (que no corresponde, pertenece):

mis ideales le son totalmente ajenos my ideals are completely alien to him;

aquel ambiente me era ajeno that environment was alien o foreign to me;
por razones ajenas a nuestra voluntad for reasons beyond our control
b) (que pertenece, corresponde a otro):

conduce un coche ajeno he drives someone else's car;

por el bien ajeno for the good of others;
las desgracias ajenas other people's misfortunes
ajeno,-a adjetivo
1 (de otra persona) belonging to other people: no me gusta dormir en casa ajena, I don't like to sleep over at someone else's place
2 (sin relación) unconnected [a, with]
ajeno a nuestra voluntad, beyond our control
3 (extraño) strange: su devoción me resulta completamente ajena, her sense of devotion is just beyond belief
♦ Locuciones: sentir vergüenza ajena, to feel embarrassed for sb
'ajeno' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
ajena
- gallina
- embolsarse
- regocijarse
- regocijo
English:
alien
- squat
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ajeno, -a adj
1. [de otro] of others;
jugar en campo ajeno to play away from home;
no te metas en los problemas ajenos don't interfere in other people's problems;
no le importa la miseria ajena she doesn't care about the suffering of others;
recurrieron a capital ajeno they turned to outside investors, they used borrowed capital
2. [no relacionado]
es un problema ajeno a la sociedad de hoy it's a problem that no longer exists in today's society;
todo eso me es ajeno [no me atañe] all that has nothing to do with me;
esto es ajeno a nuestro departamento our department doesn't deal with that;
por causas ajenas a nuestra voluntad for reasons beyond our control;
un escándalo al que no es ajeno el presidente a scandal in which the president is not uninvolved;
su plan es ajeno a cualquier intento partidista their plan in no way seeks to gain party-political advantage;
una tradición ajena a nuestra cultura a tradition which is alien to our culture
3. [ignorante]
era ajena a lo que estaba ocurriendo she had no knowledge of what was happening
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ajeno
adj
1 propiedad, problemas etc someone else’s;
me era totalmente ajeno it was completely alien to me;
lo ajeno fig other people’s property
2
:
por razones ajenas a nuestra voluntad for reasons beyond our control
3
:
estar ajeno a be unaware of, be oblivious to
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ajeno, -na adj
1) : alien
2) : of another, of others
propiedad ajena: somebody else's property
3)
ajeno a : foreign to
4)
ajeno de : devoid of, free from
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ajeno adj
1. (de otro) somebody else's
por error, cogió un abrigo ajeno by mistake, she took somebody else's coat
2. (de otros) other people's
no me importan las opiniones ajenas I don't care about other people's opinions

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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