Translation of big in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 (in size) a big gardenI need a bigger sizeun jardín grandeun gran jardínthese shoes are too big for menecesito una talla más grandeher big, blue eyesestos zapatos me quedan grandeshow big is the table?sus grandes ojos azulesa big girl (large) [euphemistic]¿cómo es de grande or qué tamaño tiene la mesa?(buxom) [euphemistic]1.2 (powerful)una chica pechugona [colloquial](bomb/engine)Example sentences1.3 (in scale, intensity) a big explosion/flood
a big hug/kissuna gran explosión/inundacióna big success/effortun abrazote/besote [colloquial]un gran éxito/esfuerzoExample sentences
- Michael, a young American poet, was a big influence on me at that time.
- Because of the greater variability in the consumers, research plays a big role.
- He was a big influence during his time at the Crown Ground and it's thanks to him in many ways that we've got where we are today.
- Although his dad has big ambitions for him, financial constraints are a problem.
- For once, they are the big spenders, with the big ambitions and better players.
- Its ambition was to create big films that could make an impact on the US market.
- 2 2.1 (major) a big industrialistAcme Corp is our biggest customerun gran or importante industrial2.2 (great) I'm a big fan of hisAcme Corp es nuestro cliente más importantehe's a big eatersoy un gran admirador suyohe's a big investor in Kuwaitcome muchoes muy comelón or (Southern Cone) (Spain) comilón [colloquial]to be big on something [colloquial]invierte mucho en Kuwaitser entusiasta or fanático de algoExample sentences2.3 [colloquial] (as intensifier) you big thickhead!
don't be such a big spoilsport!¡pedazo de estúpido! [colloquial]¡no seas tan aguafiestas!
- The brand is a well made children's line, which is cut on the big size for plenty of wear.
- He said, you'll have to take a big cut in salary and you'll have to start at the bottom.
- Within a few minutes the men cut down two big branches from the tree.
- 3 (significant, serious) a big decisionit was a big mistakeuna gran decisiónuna decisión importantethis is his big dayfue un gran or grave errorthere's a big differencehoy es su gran díathe big question now is …hay una gran diferenciabig reductions!el quid del asunto or de la cuestión ahora es …¡grandes rebajas!Example sentences
- She got it wrong on the restart, a little mistake but big consequences for everybody else.
- This was a big mistake and he always regretted the decision to give the plane to the museum.
- He doesn't wield any real power as long as the committee gets to make the big decisions.
- 4 (older, grown up) don't cry: you're a big boy/girl nowmy big brotherno llores, ya eres un niño/una niña grandemi hermano mayorExample sentences
- So, I told her that she is a big girl, that she has a phone number and if she wants to organise a party she can do it herself.
- If she gets in the way, it's unfortunate, but she's a big girl, she knows the score.
- The big girls and boys, who were already five, were allowed to bring me up and show it to me.
- Like my big sister, I've a gift of time, but no idea what to do with it.
- With her big sister, Stephanie, who is also an accomplished violinist, she grew up in the region.
- If he can cast my big sister out, he wouldn't think twice about casting me out.
- 5 (magnanimous, generous) it was big of herhe's too big to take offensefue muy generoso de su partethat's big of you! [ironic]no se va a ofender, está por encima de esas cosas¡qué generoso eres! [irónico]Example sentences
- It was big of you to come out and say that you actually saw a Sunday matinee when it was still in theaters.
- I think it was very, very big of him to come after being asked to step down.
- That was very big of you to admit your faults.
- 7 (prominent, popular) [colloquial] (predicative) she's really big in Europees muy conocida or famosa en Europatiene mucho éxito en EuropaExample sentences
- The Christmas draw on the same night was also a big success with a big demand for tickets right up to the time for the draw.
- The festival has been a big success this year with the children's events extremely popular.
- All the sideshows and games attracted a lot of support and the bonny baby competition was a big success too.
- 1.1 (ambitiously) See examples: to think big1.2 (boastfully) See examples: to act big to talk bigser ambiciosoplanear las cosas a lo grande1.3 (with great success) See examples: the movie went over big in Europedarse importancia or ínfulasto make it bigla película tuvo un gran éxito or [colloquial] fue un exitazo en Europa1.4 (on a large scale) See examples: farmers are spending big on heavy machinerytener un gran éxitothey began drilling in the hope of hitting it biglos agricultores están invirtiendo mucho en maquinaria pesadaempezaron a perforar con la esperanza de dar con yacimientos importantes
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