There are 2 translations of big in Spanish:

big1

Pronunciation: /bɪg/

adj (-gg-)

The usual translation of big, grande, becomes gran when it is used before a singular noun.

  • 1 1.1 (in size) grande a big garden un jardín grande, un gran jardín I need a bigger size necesito una talla más grande these shoes are too big for me estos zapatos me quedan grandes her big, blue eyes sus grandes ojos azules how big is the table? ¿cómo es de grande or qué tamaño tiene la mesa? a big girl (large) [euphemism/eufemismo] una chica grandota [familiar/colloquial] (buxom) [euphemism/eufemismo], una chica pechugona [familiar/colloquial] 1.2 (powerful) [bomb/engine] potente 1.3 (in scale, intensity) grande a big explosion/flood una gran explosión/inundación a big hug/kiss un abrazote/besote [familiar/colloquial] a big success/effort un gran éxito/esfuerzo
  • 2 2.1 (major) grande, importante a big industrialist un gran or importante industrial Acme Corp is our biggest customer Acme Corp es nuestro cliente más importante 2.2 (great) grande I'm a big fan of his soy un gran admirador suyo he's a big eater come mucho, es muy comelón or (CS, Esp) comilón [familiar/colloquial] he's a big investor in Kuwait invierte mucho en Kuwait to be big on sth [colloquial/familiar] ser* entusiasta or fanático de algo 2.3 [colloquial/familiar] (as intensifier) you big thickhead! ¡pedazo de estúpido! [familiar/colloquial] don't be such a big spoilsport! ¡no seas tan aguafiestas!
  • 3 (significant, serious) grande a big decision una gran decisión, una decisión importante it was a big mistake fue un gran or grave error this is his big day hoy es su gran día there's a big difference hay una gran diferencia the big question now is … el quid del asunto or de la cuestión ahora es … big reductions! ¡grandes rebajas!
  • 4 (older, grown up) grande don't cry: you're a big boy/girl now no llores, ya eres un niño/una niña grande my big brother mi hermano mayor
  • 5 (magnanimous, generous) generoso it was big of her fue muy generoso de su parte he's too big to take offense no se va a ofender, está por encima de esas cosas that's big of you! [iro] ¡qué generoso eres! [irónico/ironical]
  • 7 (prominent, popular) [colloquial/familiar] (pred) conocido, famoso she's really big in Europe es muy conocida or famosa en Europa, tiene mucho éxito en Europa

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A gitano is a member of Spain's gypsy community. Gypsies often live in camps and retain their nomadic habits. They have preserved many of their customs and do not usually integrate into the mainstream of Spanish society. Their language is caló. Gypsies have been a great influence on flamenco, and many of the best performers are gypsies.

There are 2 translations of big in Spanish:

big2

adv

[colloquial/familiar]
  • 1.1 (ambitiously) to think big ser* ambicioso, planear las cosas a lo grande 1.2 (boastfully) to act big fanfarronear to talk big darse* importancia or ínfulas, fanfarronear 1.3 (with great success) the movie went over big in Europe la película tuvo un gran éxito or [familiar/colloquial] fue un exitazo en Europa to make it big tener* un gran éxito 1.4 (on a large scale) farmers are spending big on heavy machinery los agricultores están invirtiendo mucho en maquinaria pesada they began drilling in the hope of hitting it big empezaron a perforar con la esperanza de dar con yacimientos importantes

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A gitano is a member of Spain's gypsy community. Gypsies often live in camps and retain their nomadic habits. They have preserved many of their customs and do not usually integrate into the mainstream of Spanish society. Their language is caló. Gypsies have been a great influence on flamenco, and many of the best performers are gypsies.