your glasses will be ready in a fortnightsus gafas estarán listas dentro de quince días;tendrá sus gafas listas dentro de quince días;(are you) ready?¿(estás) listo?;ready when you are!¡cuando quieras!;ready, steady, go!¡preparados, listos, ya!;to be ready to do sthestar listo para hacer algo
the aircraft will be ready to fly in 6 months
ready to serve[+food]listo para servir
to be ready for sthestar listo para algo
everything is ready for the new arrivaltodo está listo or dispuesto para la llegada del bebé
flight 211 is now ready for boarding
ready for uselisto para usar;the doctor's ready for you nowel doctor ya puede verlo
The crops are ready for harvesting
to get (o.s.) readyprepararse;arreglarse
to get ready for school/bedprepararse para ir al colegio/a la cama
to getormake sth readypreparar algo
he was getting the children ready to go outestaba arreglando a los niños para salir
I'll have everything readylo tendré todo listo
I had my camera readytenía la cámara preparada
to hold o.s. ready (for sth)mantenerse listo (para algo)
hold yourselves ready to leave at any moment
ready and waitinga punto
The Allied air forces were ready and waiting.The chalet was kept ready and waiting for them at all times...an impressive array of food, ready and waiting for the party in the evening...He got up earlier to give himself time to get readyI only need about 10 minutes to get myself ready when I'm about to go outget ready for school, chilren!
I was all ready with a prepared statementme había preparado bien con una declaración hecha de antemano;she wanted a baby but didn't feel ready yetquería un bebé, pero todavía no se sentía preparada;she had her excuses readytenía sus excusas preparadas
she had her excuses ready in case her father asked any questions
to be ready to do sthestar preparado para hacer algo;she's not ready to take on that kind of responsibilityno está preparada para asumir tanta responsabilidad;I'm ready to face him nowahora me siento con ánimos para enfrentarme a él;are you ready to order?(in restaurant)¿desean pedir ya?
to be ready for sthestar preparado para algo
to be ready for anythingestar preparado para lo que sea;estar dispuesto a lo que sea;I'm ready for a drinkme muero por beber algo;I'm ready for (my) bedyo ya tengo sueño
she felt ready for adventureget ready for it!get ready for it - I'm going to have a baby!
to be ready with an excusetener preparada una excusa
to be ready with a joketener una broma a punto
you're nowhere near ready for such a jobI'm still young, and free, and ready for anythingAfter that meal I feel ready for anything!We're not looking for trouble, but we're ready for anything
to be ready to do sthestar dispuesto a hacer algo;to be only too ready to do sthestar más que dispuesto a hacer algo
to have a ready answer/excuse (for sth)tener una respuesta/excusa a punto (para algo);don't be so ready to criticizeno te des tanta prisa en criticar
one advantage of this model is the ready availability of spare partsuna de las ventajas de este modelo es que se pueden obtener recambios fácilmente
to have a ready [pen]to find a ready [sale]
to ensure a ready supply of fresh herbs, why not try growing your own?para contar siempre con una provisión de hierbas ¿por qué no cultivarlas tú mismo?
to have a ready [tongue]the ready availability of equipment...
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to be ready to do sthestar a punto de hacer algo;we were ready to give up there and thenestábamos a punto de abandonar sin más
I was ready to die of hungershe felt almost ready to cryTwice he had picked up the phone, ready to call her...an over-ripe plum, ready to fall...It was the dry season and everything was ready to catch fire.
at the readylisto;preparado
with rifles at the readycon los fusiles listos or preparados para disparar;pencil at the readylápiz en ristre;lápiz en mano;riot police were at the readyla policía antidisturbios estaba lista or preparada para actuar
Soldiers came charging through the forest, guns at the readyThe autograph books were at the ready when he came into the studioit is probably as well to have cash at the ready
the readies(cash)la pasta (informal);la plata (informal); (LAm)la lana (informal); (LAm)
The satellite would be readied with all possible haste and sent up to relay messages.In Egypt, two new camps were readied for the absorption of refugeesThe manuscript has been accepted and readied for publication
to ready o.s.(for news, an event, a struggle)disponerse;prepararse;(for a party etc)arreglarse;forpara;
Standard Oil and Union Carbide are readying themselves for a monumental struggle.The infantry readied themselves for the final rushHe readied himself for the photograph...In his customary manner, Bob readied himself with daily appointments with beauticians, nutritionists and manicurists