alcanzar


alcanzar
v.
1 to catch up with (igualarse con).
¿a que no me alcanzas? bet you can't catch me!
Yo alcanzo a Ricardo I catch up with Richard.
2 to reach (llegar a).
alcanzar la meta to reach the finishing line
lo alcancé con una escalera I used a ladder to reach it
alcanzó la costa a nado he swam to the coast
este coche alcanza los 200 km/h this car can do up to o reach 200 km/h
el desempleo ha alcanzado un máximo histórico unemployment is at o has reached an all-time high
3 to achieve (lograr) (objetivo).
alcanzar la fama/el éxito to achieve fame/success
4 to hit.
le alcanzaron dos disparos he was hit by two shots
5 to reach up to, to reach, to reach at, to get at.
Yo alcanzo el techo I reach up to the ceiling.
6 to have enough.
Me alcanzó la gasolina I had enough gas.
7 to attain, to come to, to achieve, to get.
Alcanzo la felicidad I attain happiness.
8 to get to, to come up to, to come to.
Alcancé la frontera I got to the border.
9 to reach up for, to get.
Yo alcancé la caja sobre el armario I reached up for the box above the armoire.
10 to manage to, to be able to, to get to.
Mario alcanzó ver el ocaso Mario managed to see the sunset.
11 to be enough.
Alcanzó la comida There was enough food.
12 to fit.
Yo alcanzo I fit
13 to pass, to hand, to hand over.
María alcanzó la sal Mary passed the salt.
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alcanzar
Conjugation model [REALIZAR], like realizar
verbo transitivo
1 (gen) to reach
no alcanzo el libro I can't reach the book
2 (persona) to catch up, catch up with
los alcanzamos en la esquina we'll catch up with them at the corner
3 (pasar) to pass, hand over
alcánzame el agua pass me some water
4 (entender) to understand, grasp
5 (conseguir) to attain, achieve
alcanzamos los objetivos we achieved the goals
6 (golpear) to hit
el tiro la alcanzó en el pie the shot hit her in the foot
7 (afectar) to affect
eso no nos alcanza it doesn't affect us
verbo intransitivo
1 (ser suficiente) to be sufficient (para, for), be enough (para, for), suffice (para, for)
eso no alcanza para todos that's not enough for all of us
2 (ser capaz) to manage, succeed
no alcanzo a verlo I can't see it
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verb
1) to reach
2) catch up with
3) achieve, attain
4) suffice, be enough
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1. VT
1) [en carrera]
a) [+ persona] (=llegar a la altura de) to catch up (with)

la alcancé cuando salía por la puerta — I caught up with her o I caught her up just as she was going out of the door

están a punto de alcanzar al grupo de cabeza — they are about to catch (up with) the leading group

dentro de poco alcanzará a su padre en altura — he'll soon be as tall as his father

b) [+ ladrón, autobús, tren] to catch

no nos alcanzarán nunca — they'll never catch us

2) (=llegar a) [+ cima, límite, edad] to reach

por fin alcanzaron la cima — they finally reached the summit

alcanzó las cajas con un palo — she reached the boxes with a stick

puede alcanzar una velocidad de 200km/h — it can reach speeds of up to 200km/h

alcanzó el rango de general — he reached the rank of general

la producción ha alcanzado las 20 toneladas — production has reached 20 tons

el libro ha alcanzado ya las seis ediciones — the book is already in its sixth edition

las montañas alcanzan los 5.000m — the mountains rise to 5,000m

el termómetro llegó a alcanzar los cuarenta grados — temperatures rose as high as forty degrees

alcanzar la mayoría de edad — to come of age

alcanzó la orilla a nado — he made it to the shore by swimming, he swam back to the shore

no llegó a alcanzar la pubertad — he never made it as far as puberty

3) (=conseguir) [+ acuerdo] to reach; [+ éxito, objetivo] to achieve

el acuerdo fue alcanzado tras muchos meses de conversaciones — the agreement was reached after many months of talks

las expectativas no se corresponden con los resultados alcanzados — the expectations are out of proportion with the results that have been achieved

alcanzar la fama — to find fame, become famous

alcanzar la paz — to achieve peace

4) (=afectar) to affect

el cambio nos alcanzará a todos — the change will affect us all

una ley que alcanza sobre todo a los jubilados — a law which mainly affects o hits pensioners

5) [bala] to hit

uno de los dos disparos alcanzó al presidente — the president was hit by one of the two shots

la lancha fue alcanzada por un obús — the launch was hit by a shell

6) esp LAm (=dar) to pass

alcánzame la sal, por favor — could you pass (me) the salt, please?

¿me alcanzas las tijeras? — could you pass me the scissors?

7) * (=entender) to grasp, understand

no alcanza más allá de lo que le han enseñado — he's only capable of understanding what he's been taught

2. VI
1) (=llegar) to reach (a, hasta as far as)

no alcanzo — I can't reach

no alcanzaba al timbre — she couldn't reach (as far as) the doorbell

hasta donde alcanza la vista — as far as the eye can see

2)

alcanzar a hacer algo — to manage to do sth

no alcancé a verlo — I didn't manage to see him

no alcanzo a ver cómo pudo suceder — I can't see how it can have happened

no alcanzo a comprender sus razones — I just can't understand her reasons

3) (=ser suficiente) to be enough

con dos botellas alcanzará para todos — two bottles will be enough for everyone

el sueldo no me alcanza para nada — I can't make ends meet on my salary

¿te alcanza para el tren? — esp LAm have you got enough money for the train?

4) LAm (=ascender)

¿a cuánto alcanza todo? — how much does it all come to?

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1.
verbo transitivo
1)
a) <persona> (llegar a la altura de) to catch up with, to catch ... up (BrE); (pillar, agarrar) to catch

lo alcancé en la curva — I caught up with him on the bend

a que no me alcanzas! — I bet you can't catch me! (colloq)

b) (en tarea, estatura) to catch up with
2) (llegar a) <lugar> to reach, get to; <temperatura/nivel/edad> to reach

a pesar del tráfico alcancé el avión — despite the traffic I managed to catch the plane

casi no alcanzo el tren — I almost missed the train

lo alcancé con un palo — I used a pole to get at it o reach it

estos árboles alcanzan una gran altura — these trees can reach o grow to a great height

alcanza una velocidad de ... — it reaches a speed of ...

alcanza enormes distancias — it covers vast distances

alcanzar la mayoría de edad — to come of age

3) (conseguir, obtener) <objetivo/éxito> to achieve; <acuerdo> to reach

se pretende alcanzar los 100 millones de pesos — they are hoping to reach a target of 100 million pesos

4) (acercar, pasar)

alcanzarle algo a alguien — to pass somebody something, to pass something to somebody

¿me alcanzas el libro? — could you pass me the book?

5)
a) bala/misil to hit

fue alcanzado por un misil — it was hit by a missile

b) (afectar) to affect

la medida ha alcanzado a la clase trabajadora — the measure has affected the working classes

2.
alcanzar vi
1) (llegar)

está muy alto, no alcanzo — it's too high, I can't reach it

hasta donde alcanzaba la vista — as far as the eye could see

alcanzar a + inf — to manage to + inf

no alcanzó a terminar — she didn't manage to finish

hasta donde alcanzo a ver — as far as I can see

2) (ser suficiente) comida/provisones to be enough

el sueldo no le alcanza — he can't manage on his salary

me alcanzará hasta final de mes — it will see me through to the end of the month

con una limpiadita, alcanza — just a quick clean will do

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= attain, gain, reach, run to, catch up with, reach for.
Ex. A fully comparative account of recommendations for filing orders is likely to prove confusing until the reader has attained some familiarity with the general problems, and the solutions offered by one code.
Ex. To many, therefore, this emphasis on information can provide a much-needed opportunity to gain the public library new influence and respect.
Ex. This is in part due to the different stages of development reached by different libraries.
Ex. Obviously a book on the chemistry of mercury which runs to 200 pages will give less detail than one which runs to 600 pages.
Ex. The information centre is now catching up with the belief of its 1984 architect that it would be an electronic library.
Ex. She said that a man came in with a ski mask on but that she was able to scare him away when she reached for a baseball bat.
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* alcanzar a ver = glimpse.
* alcanzar + Cantidad = run into + Cantidad.
* alcanzar cotas más altas = raise to + greater heights.
* alcanzar dimensiones épicas = reach + epic proportions.
* alcanzar el culmen de = reach + the pinnacle of, reach + the height of.
* alcanzar el destino de Uno = reach + Posesivo + destination.
* alcanzar el estrellato = rise to + stardom, reach + stardom.
* alcanzar el límite de = reach + the limits of.
* alcanzar el límite de + Posesivo + capacidad = stretch + Nombre + beyond the breaking point, stretch + Nombre + to breaking point, stretch + Nombre + to the limit.
* alcanzar el límite de + Posesivo + posibilidades = reach + the limits of + Posesivo + potential.
* alcanzar el máximo = reach + a head.
* alcanzar el momento cumbre = reach + summit.
* alcanzar el punto crítico = come to + a head.
* alcanzar el punto culminante = climax.
* alcanzar el punto de ebullición = reach + boiling point.
* alcanzar el punto más álgido = peak, come into + full bloom.
* alcanzar la cifra de = total.
* alcanzar la cumbre de = reach + the pinnacle of, reach + the height of.
* alcanzar la cúspide de = reach + the pinnacle of, reach + the height of.
* alcanzar la fama = rise to + stardom, reach + stardom.
* alcanzar la madurez = come to + maturity, bring to + maturity, achieve + maturity, reach + maturity.
* alcanzar la mayoría de edad = come of + age.
* alcanzar la plenitud = come to + full flower.
* alcanzar masa crítica = reach + critical mass, achieve + critical mass.
* alcanzar mayores cotas = rise to + greater heights.
* alcanzar niveles mínimos = reach + a low ebb.
* alcanzar popularidad = catch on.
* alcanzar + Posesivo + apogeo = peak.
* alcanzar + Posesivo + fin = reach + Posesivo + end.
* alcanzar + Posesivo + mejor momento = peak.
* alcanzar + Posesivo + mejor momento demasiado pronto = peak + too early.
* alcanzar + Posesivo + punto álgido = reach + Posesivo + peak.
* alcanzar proporciones alarmantes = reach + alarming proportions.
* alcanzar proporciones catastróficas = reach + catastrophic proportions.
* alcanzar proporciones de crisis = grow to + crisis proportions.
* alcanzar proporciones desmesuradas = reach + epic proportions.
* alcanzar proporciones épicas = reach + epic proportions.
* alcanzar proporciones exageradas = reach + epic proportions.
* alcanzar su auge = reach + Posesivo + height.
* alcanzar una conclusión = reach + conclusion, arrive at + conclusion.
* alcanzar una cota = hit + high.
* alcanzar una coyuntura crítica = reach + a critical juncture.
* alcanzar un acuerdo = reach + agreement, reach + compromise, hammer out + agreement.
* alcanzar una decisión = arrive at + decision.
* alcanzar una meta = accomplish + goal, achieve + goal, meet + Posesivo + goal.
* alcanzar una solución = arrive at + a solution.
* alcanzar un compromiso = reach + agreement.
* alcanzar un objetivo = attain + goal.
* alcanzar un precio = fetch + Dinero.
* hasta donde alcance = to the limits of.
* hasta donde alcanza la vista = as far as the eye can see.
* intentar alcanzar = reach for.
* no alcanzar a + Infinitivo (con mucho) = fall (far) short of + Gerundio.
* un medio para alcanzar un fin = a means to an end.
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1.
verbo transitivo
1)
a) <persona> (llegar a la altura de) to catch up with, to catch ... up (BrE); (pillar, agarrar) to catch

lo alcancé en la curva — I caught up with him on the bend

a que no me alcanzas! — I bet you can't catch me! (colloq)

b) (en tarea, estatura) to catch up with
2) (llegar a) <lugar> to reach, get to; <temperatura/nivel/edad> to reach

a pesar del tráfico alcancé el avión — despite the traffic I managed to catch the plane

casi no alcanzo el tren — I almost missed the train

lo alcancé con un palo — I used a pole to get at it o reach it

estos árboles alcanzan una gran altura — these trees can reach o grow to a great height

alcanza una velocidad de ... — it reaches a speed of ...

alcanza enormes distancias — it covers vast distances

alcanzar la mayoría de edad — to come of age

3) (conseguir, obtener) <objetivo/éxito> to achieve; <acuerdo> to reach

se pretende alcanzar los 100 millones de pesos — they are hoping to reach a target of 100 million pesos

4) (acercar, pasar)

alcanzarle algo a alguien — to pass somebody something, to pass something to somebody

¿me alcanzas el libro? — could you pass me the book?

5)
a) bala/misil to hit

fue alcanzado por un misil — it was hit by a missile

b) (afectar) to affect

la medida ha alcanzado a la clase trabajadora — the measure has affected the working classes

2.
alcanzar vi
1) (llegar)

está muy alto, no alcanzo — it's too high, I can't reach it

hasta donde alcanzaba la vista — as far as the eye could see

alcanzar a + inf — to manage to + inf

no alcanzó a terminar — she didn't manage to finish

hasta donde alcanzo a ver — as far as I can see

2) (ser suficiente) comida/provisones to be enough

el sueldo no le alcanza — he can't manage on his salary

me alcanzará hasta final de mes — it will see me through to the end of the month

con una limpiadita, alcanza — just a quick clean will do

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= attain, gain, reach, run to, catch up with, reach for.

Ex: A fully comparative account of recommendations for filing orders is likely to prove confusing until the reader has attained some familiarity with the general problems, and the solutions offered by one code.

Ex: To many, therefore, this emphasis on information can provide a much-needed opportunity to gain the public library new influence and respect.
Ex: This is in part due to the different stages of development reached by different libraries.
Ex: Obviously a book on the chemistry of mercury which runs to 200 pages will give less detail than one which runs to 600 pages.
Ex: The information centre is now catching up with the belief of its 1984 architect that it would be an electronic library.
Ex: She said that a man came in with a ski mask on but that she was able to scare him away when she reached for a baseball bat.
* alcanzar a ver = glimpse.
* alcanzar + Cantidad = run into + Cantidad.
* alcanzar cotas más altas = raise to + greater heights.
* alcanzar dimensiones épicas = reach + epic proportions.
* alcanzar el culmen de = reach + the pinnacle of, reach + the height of.
* alcanzar el destino de Uno = reach + Posesivo + destination.
* alcanzar el estrellato = rise to + stardom, reach + stardom.
* alcanzar el límite de = reach + the limits of.
* alcanzar el límite de + Posesivo + capacidad = stretch + Nombre + beyond the breaking point, stretch + Nombre + to breaking point, stretch + Nombre + to the limit.
* alcanzar el límite de + Posesivo + posibilidades = reach + the limits of + Posesivo + potential.
* alcanzar el máximo = reach + a head.
* alcanzar el momento cumbre = reach + summit.
* alcanzar el punto crítico = come to + a head.
* alcanzar el punto culminante = climax.
* alcanzar el punto de ebullición = reach + boiling point.
* alcanzar el punto más álgido = peak, come into + full bloom.
* alcanzar la cifra de = total.
* alcanzar la cumbre de = reach + the pinnacle of, reach + the height of.
* alcanzar la cúspide de = reach + the pinnacle of, reach + the height of.
* alcanzar la fama = rise to + stardom, reach + stardom.
* alcanzar la madurez = come to + maturity, bring to + maturity, achieve + maturity, reach + maturity.
* alcanzar la mayoría de edad = come of + age.
* alcanzar la plenitud = come to + full flower.
* alcanzar masa crítica = reach + critical mass, achieve + critical mass.
* alcanzar mayores cotas = rise to + greater heights.
* alcanzar niveles mínimos = reach + a low ebb.
* alcanzar popularidad = catch on.
* alcanzar + Posesivo + apogeo = peak.
* alcanzar + Posesivo + fin = reach + Posesivo + end.
* alcanzar + Posesivo + mejor momento = peak.
* alcanzar + Posesivo + mejor momento demasiado pronto = peak + too early.
* alcanzar + Posesivo + punto álgido = reach + Posesivo + peak.
* alcanzar proporciones alarmantes = reach + alarming proportions.
* alcanzar proporciones catastróficas = reach + catastrophic proportions.
* alcanzar proporciones de crisis = grow to + crisis proportions.
* alcanzar proporciones desmesuradas = reach + epic proportions.
* alcanzar proporciones épicas = reach + epic proportions.
* alcanzar proporciones exageradas = reach + epic proportions.
* alcanzar su auge = reach + Posesivo + height.
* alcanzar una conclusión = reach + conclusion, arrive at + conclusion.
* alcanzar una cota = hit + high.
* alcanzar una coyuntura crítica = reach + a critical juncture.
* alcanzar un acuerdo = reach + agreement, reach + compromise, hammer out + agreement.
* alcanzar una decisión = arrive at + decision.
* alcanzar una meta = accomplish + goal, achieve + goal, meet + Posesivo + goal.
* alcanzar una solución = arrive at + a solution.
* alcanzar un compromiso = reach + agreement.
* alcanzar un objetivo = attain + goal.
* alcanzar un precio = fetch + Dinero.
* hasta donde alcance = to the limits of.
* hasta donde alcanza la vista = as far as the eye can see.
* intentar alcanzar = reach for.
* no alcanzar a + Infinitivo (con mucho) = fall (far) short of + Gerundio.
* un medio para alcanzar un fin = a means to an end.

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alcanzar [A4 ]
vt
A
1 ‹persona› (llegar a la altura de) to catch up with, to catch … up (BrE); (pillar, agarrar) to catch
a este paso no los vamos a alcanzar nunca at this rate we'll never catch up with them o catch them up
¡a que no me alcanzas! bet you can't catch me! (colloq)
2 (en los estudios, en una tarea) to catch … up, to catch up with; (en estatura) to catch up with
empecé después que tú y ya te alcancé I started after you and I've caught up with you already
¡qué alto está! cualquier día alcanzará a su hermano look how tall he's getting! he'll be catching up with his brother soon!
B
1 ‹lugar› to reach, get to
los bomberos habían logrado alcanzar el segundo piso the firemen had managed to reach o get up to the second floor
a pesar del tráfico alcancé el avión/tren despite the traffic I managed to catch the plane/train
lo alcancé con un palo I used a pole to get at it o reach it
2 ‹temperatura› to reach; ‹edad/pubertad› to reach
el termómetro alcanzó los 40 grados the thermometer got up to o reached o registered 40 degrees
estos árboles alcanzan una gran altura these trees can reach o grow to a great height
algunos lagos alcanzan los 300 metros de profundidad some lakes are as deep as 300 meters o reach depths of 300 meters
un libro donde la estupidez alcanza su máxima expresión a book in which stupidity reaches its peak o which is the ultimate in stupidity
el aire expulsado alcanza una velocidad de 120 km/h the air expelled reaches a speed of 120 kph
el proyectil alcanzaba distancias de casi 1.000 metros the projectile could reach distances of o had a range of almost 1,000 meters
alcanzar la mayoría de edad to come of age, to reach the age of majority
3 (conseguir, obtener) ‹objetivo/resultado› to achieve; ‹acuerdo› to reach; ‹fama/éxito› to achieve
alcanzó todas las metas que se propuso en la vida he achieved all the goals he set himself in life
los resultados alcanzados hasta ahora son excelentes the results achieved o attained up to now have been excellent
los acuerdos alcanzados en materia de desarme the agreements reached in the field of disarmament
se pretende alcanzar una recaudación de 100 millones de pesos they are hoping to take in (AmE) o (BrE) take as much as 100 million pesos
los candidatos no alcanzaban el nivel requerido the candidates did not reach o meet the required standard
C (acercar, pasar) alcanzarle algo A algn to pass sb sth, to pass sth TO sb
¿me alcanzas ese libro? could you pass me that book?
D
1 «bala/misil» to hit
el número de barcos alcanzados por misiles the number of ships hit by missiles
2
(afectar): la medida ha alcanzado a la clase trabajadora the measure has affected the working classes
■ alcanzar
vi
A
(llegar): está muy alto, no alcanzo it's too high, I can't reach it
hasta donde alcanzaba la vista as far as the eye could see
alcanzar A + INF to manage to + INF
no alcanzó a terminar she didn't manage to finish
hasta donde alcanzo a ver, la situación no tiene arreglo as far as I can see there's no solution
algo que la mente humana no alcanza a entender something which the human mind cannot comprehend
B
(ser suficiente): el pollo no alcanzará para todos there won't be enough chicken for everyone o to go round
el sueldo no le alcanza he can't manage o get by on his salary
me alcanzará hasta final de mes it will see me through to the end of the month
no me alcanza el papel para envolver el regalo I haven't got enough paper to wrap the present in
con que le des una limpiadita, alcanza if you give it a quick clean, that will do o that will be good enough
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alcanzar (conjugate alcanzar) verbo transitivo
1
a)persona› (llegar a la altura de) to catch up with, to catch … up (BrE);

(pillar, agarrar) to catch;
lo alcancé en la curva I caught up with him on the bend;

¡a que no me alcanzas! I bet you can't catch me! (colloq)
b) (en tarea, estatura) to catch up with

2 (llegar a) ‹lugarto reach, get to;
temperatura/nivel/edadto reach;
casi no alcanzo el tren I almost missed the train;

estos árboles alcanzan una gran altura these trees can reach o grow to a great height;
alcanzar la mayoría de edad to come of age
3 (conseguir, obtener) ‹objetivo/éxitoto achieve;
acuerdoto reach
4 (acercar, pasar) alcanzarle algo a algn to pass sb sth, to pass sth to sb
verbo intransitivo
1 (llegar con la mano) to reach;
hasta donde alcanzaba la vista as far as the eye could see;

alcanzar a hacer algo to manage to do sth
2 (ser suficiente) [comida/provisones] to be enough;
el sueldo no le alcanza he can't manage on his salary

alcanzar
I verbo transitivo
1 to reach
2 (coger a una persona) to catch up with
3 (llegar hasta una cantidad) to be up to: su biblioteca alcanza los tres mil ejemplares, his library is up to three thousand volumes
4 (acercar algo) to pass: alcánzame una silla, pass me a chair
5 (lograr) to attain, achieve
II vi (ser suficiente) to be sufficient: ese dinero no alcanza para un piso, this money isn't enough to buy a flat
'alcanzar' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
atinar
- cobrar
- conseguir
- llegar
- situarse
- alargar
- caza
- cumplir
- dar
English:
achieve
- arm-twisting
- attain
- authoritarian
- blossom
- catch up
- come up to
- get at
- last
- means
- reach
- rise
- short
- strike
- catch
- come
- command
- do
- eke out
- elusive
- fulfill
- glimpse
- hit
- level
- manageable
- see
- stretch
- strive
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alcanzar
vt
1. [igualarse con] to catch up with;
si estudias duro, alcanzarás a tu hermana if you study hard you'll catch up with your sister;
¿a que no me alcanzas? bet you can't catch me!;
vayan ustedes delante que ya los alcanzaré you go on ahead, I'll catch you up
2. [llegar a] to reach;
[autobús, tren] to manage to catch;
alcanzar el autobús to catch the bus;
lo alcancé con una escalera I used a ladder to reach it;
los termómetros alcanzarán mañana los 30 grados the temperature tomorrow will reach o go as high as 30 degrees;
alcanzar la mayoría de edad to come of age;
alcanzar la meta to reach the finishing line;
alcanzar un precio alto [en subasta] to sell for o obtain a high price;
alcanzó la costa a nado he swam to the coast;
su sueldo no alcanza el salario mínimo she earns less than the minimum wage;
este coche alcanza los 200 km/h this car can do up to o reach 200 km/h;
el desempleo ha alcanzado un máximo histórico unemployment is at o has reached an all-time high
3. [lograr] to obtain;
alcanzar un objetivo to achieve a goal;
alcanzó su sueño tras años de trabajo after years of work, he achieved his dream;
el equipo alcanzó su segundo campeonato consecutivo the team won o achieved their second championship in a row;
alcanzar la fama/el éxito to achieve fame/success;
alcanzar la madurez to come of age, to reach maturity
4. [entregar] to pass;
alcánzame la sal could you pass me the salt?;
alcánzame ese jarrón, que no llego hasta el estante could you get that vase down for me, I can't reach the shelf
5. [golpear, dar] to hit;
el proyectil alcanzó de lleno el centro de la ciudad the shell exploded right in the centre of the city;
le alcanzaron dos disparos he was hit by two shots;
el árbol fue alcanzado por un rayo the tree was struck by lightning
6. [afectar] to affect;
la epidemia no les alcanzó they were unaffected by the epidemic;
la sequía no alcanza a esta provincia this province has been untouched by the drought
vi
1. [ser suficiente]
alcanzar para algo/alguien to be enough for sth/sb;
el sueldo no me alcanza para llegar a fin de mes my salary isn't enough to make ends meet;
no sé si alcanzará para todos I don't know if there'll be enough for everyone
2. [poder]
alcanzar a hacer algo to manage to do sth;
alcancé a verlo unos segundos I managed to see him for a few seconds;
no alcanzo a comprender por qué I can't begin to understand why;
no alcanzo a ver lo que quieres decir I can't quite see what you mean
3. [llegar]
está tan alto que no alcanzo it's too high for me to reach, it's so high up I can't reach it;
hasta donde alcanza la vista as far as the eye can see;
hasta donde alcanzo a recordar as far back as I can remember
* * *
alcanzar
I v/t a alguien catch up with; lugar reach, get to; en nivel reach; objetivo achieve; cantidad amount to;
alcanzar la cifra de amount to, stand at
II v/i
1 en altura reach
2 en cantidad be enough;
el dinero no alcanza I/we etc can’t afford it
3
:
alcanzar a oír/ver manage to hear/see
* * *
alcanzar {21} vt
1) : to reach
2) : to catch up with
3) lograr: to achieve, to attain
alcanzar vi
1) dar: to suffice, to be enough
2)
alcanzar a : to manage to
* * *
alcanzar vb
1. (en general) to reach
ya alcanza a la estantería she can reach the shelf now
2. (conseguir) to achieve
alcanzó su meta he achieved his goal
3. (pillar) to catch up [pt. & pp. caught]
lo alcancé al final de la calle I caught him up at the end of the street
4. (bastar) to be enough
el pan no alcanza para todos there's not enough bread for everyone

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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