Translation of upon in Spanish:

upon

Pronunciation /əˈpɑn/ /əˈpɒn/

preposition

formal
  • 1

    (on)
    upon -ing al + inf
    she placed the cards upon the table puso las cartas sobre la mesa
    • upon their arrival, they were shown to their room a su llegada, se los condujo a su habitación
    • there are trains upon the hour, every hour hay un tren por hora, a la hora en punto
    • acting upon his advice … siguiendo sus consejos …
    • He is building a fan base upon the goodwill he has generated since taking over the club.
    • The worrying thing is how those in power interpret the way we vote and act upon it to stay in power.
    • Taste is based upon a certain set of assumptions about what is good or bad in the world.
    • I am only qualified to speak on my own behalf so that is all my opinion can be based upon.
    • It is a seed of hope within what you rightly describe as a society based upon violence.
    • I take it upon myself to guide her there, and follow the signs until we reach a doorway.
    • It also drew upon his undoubted gifts as a poet and his intuitive genius as an historian.
    • An American ship came to the island upon which we were being kept and we were freed.
    • She had a core of inner strength and she could be relied upon if you really needed help or you were in a mess.
    • He'd taken it upon himself to go to a friend's house, but did not tell us he was going.
    • Easter is almost upon us and with it will come the full blast of the tourist trade.
    • He has also made sure that the club has a far wider range of players to call upon.
    • They look upon him as a political sage, a voice of freedom, a speaker of truth to power.
    • It's a radio show that's been going for year upon year but very few people listen to it.
    • Part of the city and a theme park will be built upon artificial islands on the lake.
    • I will have to travel a distance to make it there and do not want to find it closed upon arrival.
    • The head chef is the key foundation upon which the business is built as are all the staff.
    • It now offers a new owner the chance to build upon its past and to reawaken it as a working estate.
    • This is exactly the kind of sportsmanship this great game of rugby union is built upon.
    • The pressure upon him is heavy, not least because everything is now out of his hands.
  • 2

    (indicating imminent or unexpected arrival)
    to be upon sb
  • 3

    (indicating large numbers)
    thousands upon thousands miles y miles
    • I have sent letter upon letter he mandado carta tras carta