Translation of big in Spanish:
The usual translation of big, grande, becomes gran when it is used before a singular noun.
- 1 1.1 (in size) a big gardenun jardín grandeI need a bigger size
un gran jardínnecesito una talla más grandethese shoes are too big for meestos zapatos me quedan grandesher big, blue eyessus grandes ojos azuleshow big is the table?¿cómo es de grande or qué tamaño tiene la mesa?a big girl (large) [euphemistic](buxom) [euphemistic]1.2 (powerful)
una chica pechugona [colloquial](bomb/engine)
potenteExample sentences1.3 (in scale, intensity) a big explosion/flood
una gran explosión/inundacióna big hug/kissun abrazote/besote [colloquial]a big success/effortun 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 industrialistun gran or importante industrialAcme Corp is our biggest customerAcme Corp es nuestro cliente más importante2.2 (great) I'm a big fan of hissoy un gran admirador suyohe's a big eatercome muchohe's a big investor in Kuwait
es muy comelón or (Southern Cone) (Spain) comilón [colloquial]invierte mucho en Kuwaitto be big on something [colloquial]ser entusiasta or fanático de algoExample sentences2.3 [colloquial] (as intensifier) you big thickhead!
¡pedazo de estúpido! [colloquial]don't be such a big spoilsport!¡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 decisionuna gran decisiónit was a big mistake
una decisión importantefue un gran or grave errorthis is his big dayhoy es su gran díathere's a big differencehay una gran diferenciathe big question now is …el quid del asunto or de la cuestión ahora es …big reductions!¡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 nowno llores, ya eres un niño/una niña grandemy big brothermi 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 herfue muy generoso de su partehe's too big to take offenseno se va a ofender, está por encima de esas cosasthat's big of you! [ironic]¡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 Europa
tiene 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) to think bigser ambicioso1.2 (boastfully) to act big to talk big
planear las cosas a lo grandedarse importancia or ínfulas1.3 (with great success) the movie went over big in Europe
fanfarronearla película tuvo un gran éxito or [colloquial] fue un exitazo en Europato make it bigtener un gran éxito1.4 (on a large scale) farmers are spending big on heavy machinerylos agricultores están invirtiendo mucho en maquinaria pesadathey began drilling in the hope of hitting it bigempezaron a perforar con la esperanza de dar con yacimientos importantes
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