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ajeno  

      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 sb 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 past 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  
Translation Spanish - English Collins Dictionary  
ajeno a exp.
outside

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Collaborative Dictionary     Spanish-English
exp.
everything was strange and unknown
exp.
being bad-tempered is quite alien to his character
exp.
he's not at all bad-tempered in character
exp.
to see the mote in sb else's eye
(REFRANES)
exp.
she carried on reading, oblivious to what was happening
exp.
with other people's money
exp.
to interfere in other people's affairs
exp.
like a fish out of water
(MODISMOS)
exp.
to cash in on other people's hard work
(MODISMOS)
exp.
this week they are playing away from home
exp.
to have no freedom of movement
(MODISMOS)
exp.
to be like a fish out of water
(MODISMOS)
exp.
everything human is his concern
[Liter.]
exp.
it laid its eggs in another bird's nest
nmpl.
borrowed funds
[BIZ]
exp.
to meddle in somebody else's affairs
(MODISMOS)
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'ajeno' also found in translations in English-Spanish dictionary
exp.
ajeno a
exp.
ajeno a
exp.
este comportamiento era ajeno a {or} impropio de su carácter
adv. adj.
1) dijo la sartén al cazo: quítate allá, que me tiznas, 2) ver la paja en el ojo ajeno y no ver la viga en el propio
exp.
especular con el dinero ajeno
exp.
ser muy amigo de lo ajeno
vi.
sentirse como gallina en corral ajeno
vt.
sentirse como gallina en corral ajeno
n.
los fondos ajenos
[BIZ]
exp.
hay que respetar los derechos ajenos

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