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Such a thing or person means a thing or person like the one that has just been described, mentioned, or experienced.
Don't use 'such' when you are talking about something that is present, or about the place where you are. For example, if you are admiring someone's watch, don't say 'I'd like such a watch'. Say 'I'd like a watch like that'. Don't say about the town where you are living 'There's not much to do in such a town'. Say 'There's not much to do in a town like this'.
You use such as between two noun phrases when you are giving an example of something.
The first noun phrase is sometimes put between such and as. This use is more common in formal or literary English.
Such is sometimes used to emphasize the adjective in a noun phrase. For example, instead of saying 'He's a nice man', you can say 'He's such a nice man'.
Use a when the noun phrase is singular and countable. Don't say, for example, 'She seemed such happy woman'. Also, don't say 'She seemed a such happy woman'.
In conversation, for greater emphasis, some people say ever such instead of 'such'.
Don't use 'ever such' in writing.
You can use such to refer to something or someone that has just been described or mentioned and to emphasize a quality that they have. For example, instead of saying 'It was a very old car. I was surprised to see her driving it', you can say 'I was surprised to see her driving such an old car'.
You can also use such in front of a noun phrase when you are saying that something happens because someone or something has a quality to an unusually large extent. After the noun phrase, you use a that-clause.
|Adj.||1.||such - of so extreme a degree or extent; "such weeping"; "so much weeping"; "such a help"; "such grief"; "never dreamed of such beauty"|
much - (quantifier used with mass nouns) great in quantity or degree or extent; "not much rain"; "much affection"; "much grain is in storage"
|Adv.||1.||such - to so extreme a degree; "he is such a baby"; "Such rich people!"|
such a book → tal libro
such books → tales libros
books such as these → semejantes libros
did you ever see such a thing? → ¿has visto alguna vez cosa semejante?, ¿se vio jamás tal cosa?
I was in such a hurry → tenía tanta prisa
it caused such trouble that → dio lugar a tantos disgustos que ...
such an honour! → ¡tanto honor!
it made such a stir as had not been known before → tuvo una repercusión como no se había conocido hasta entonces
in such cases → en tales casos, en semejantes casos
we had such a case last year → tuvimos un caso parecido el año pasado
such is not the case (frm) → la cosa no es así
on just such a day in June → justo en un día parecido de junio
such a plan is most unwise → un proyecto así es poco aconsejable, un proyecto de ese tipo no es aconsejable
writers such as Updike, such writers as Updike → autores como Updike
such a man as Ganivet → un hombre tal como Ganivet
such a man as you → un hombre como tú
such money as I have → el dinero que tengo
such stories as I know → las historias que conozco
this is my car such as it is → aunque valga poco, es mi coche
he read the documents such as they were → leyó los documentos que había
such as? → ¿por ejemplo?
such is life → así es la vida
there's no such thing → no existe tal cosa
there's no such thing as a unicorn → el unicornio no existe
the Gautier case was such a one → el caso Gautier era de ese tipo
some such idea → algo por el estilo
such good food → comida tan buena
such a clever girl → una muchacha tan inteligente
it's such a long time now → hace tanto tiempo
we took such as we wanted → tomamos los que queríamos
I will send you such as I receive → te mandaré los que reciba
may all such perish! → ¡mueran cuantos hay como él!
rabbits and hares and such → conejos y liebres y tal
as such and as such he was promoted → y así fue ascendido
there are no trees as such → no hay árboles propiamente dichos → no hay árboles que digamos
we know of none such → no tenemos noticias de ninguno así
such a book → un tel livre, un livre pareil
such books → de tels livres, des livres pareils
there's no such thing → ça n'existe pas
There's no such thing as the yeti → Le yéti, ça n'existe pas.
I said no such thing → je n'ai rien dit de tel
some such place → un endroit de ce genre
such as (= like) → tel que(telle), comme
hot countries, such as India → les pays chauds, comme l'Inde, les pays chauds, tels que l'Inde
such ... as
such careers as teaching, nursing and hairdressing → des carrières comme l'enseignement, les soins infirmiers et la coiffure, des carrières telles que l'enseignement, les soins infirmiers et la coiffure
It was written in such detail → C'était écrit avec tant de détails.
such courage → tant de courage
They were making such a noise that → Ils faisaient tant de bruit que ...
They are such nice people → Ce sont des gens si gentils.
It's such a long journey → C'est un si long voyage.
It was such a long time ago → C'était il y a si longtemps.
He writes such good books → Il écrit de si bons livres.
such a lot of → tellement de, tant de
I've got such a lot of work → J'ai tellement de travail.
such a book → un tale libro, un libro del genere
such books → tali libri, libri del genere
did you ever hear of such a thing? → hai mai sentito una cosa del genere?
there's no such thing → non esiste
there's no such thing as a unicorn → gli unicorni non esistono
there's no such place in Italy → non c'è un posto del genere in Italia
such was his answer → questa è stata la sua risposta
such is life → così è la vita
I said no such thing → non ho detto niente del genere
in such cases → in casi del genere
we had such a case last year → si è avuto un caso del genere l'anno scorso
some such idea → un'idea del genere
it was such as to/that → era tale da/che
this is my car such as it is → questa è la mia macchina, se così si può chiamare
he's not such a fool as you think → non è così scemo come pensi
I had such a fright → ho preso un tale spavento
such courage → tanto coraggio
I was in such a hurry → avevo una tale fretta
I was in such a hurry that ... → avevo così tanta fretta che...
such a lot of → talmente, così tanto/a
making such a noise that → facendo un rumore tale che
a noise such as to → un rumore tale da
such good food → cibo così buono
such good books → libri così buoni
such a clever girl → una ragazza così intelligente
it's such a long time since we saw each other → è da tanto tempo che non ci vediamo
such a long time ago → tanto tempo fa
I haven't had such good tea for ages → erano secoli che non bevevo un tè così buono
such a long trip → un viaggio così lungo
but such is not the case → ma non è questo caso
and such (like) → e così via
I haven't many, but I'll give you such as I have → non ho molti, ma ti darò tutti quelli che ho
and as such he was promoted → e come tale fu promosso
there's no garden as such → non c'è un vero e proprio giardino
doctors as such are ... → i medici in quanto tali sono...
the work as such is poorly paid → il lavoro di per sé non è pagato bene