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American English: /ˈdʒɛn(ə)rəs/
British English: /ˈdʒɛn(ə)rəs/

Translation of generous in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (open-handed)
    he's very generous to his children
    es muy generoso con sus hijos
    he must have been in a generous mood!
    ¡debía sentirse de lo más generoso or dadivoso!
    she's generous to a fault
    peca de excesivamente generosa
    es generosa en extremo
    your gift was more than generous
    tu regalo fue realmente espléndido
    to be generous with somethingshe is generous with her money
    es muy generosa or desprendida con el dinero
    she's very generous with her criticism
    cuando se trata de criticar, no se queda corta
    he wasn't exactly generous with the rum
    no fue precisamente espléndido con el ron
    for a superb dessert, be generous with the sherry
    si quiere un postre realmente espléndido, no escatime el jerez
    I have been too generous with the salt
    me pasé con la sal
    se me fue la mano con la sal
    Example sentences
    • She was incredibly generous with her money, showering those she loved with gifts.
    • Nothing wrong ever came of being generous with your money, and he had enough to share.
    • He is generous with his time and money, and a principled and loyal friend.
    1.2 (gracious)
    Example sentences
    • Those who wanted to attain success ought to be generous and well disposed towards others.
    • We had a wonderful time and his family and friends were kind and generous toward me.
    • To her family she was a loving, kind-hearted and generous mother and grandmother.
  • 2 (ample, large)
    a generous cup of flour
    una taza bien colmada de harina
    a woman of generous proportions [euphemistic]
    una mujer de generosas or amplias proporciones [euphemistic]
    Example sentences
    • Add a generous seasoning of Maldon sea salt and freshly ground black pepper and they're ready to serve.
    • Add in the parsley, salt and a generous amount of freshly ground black pepper and toss.
    • Sprinkle, as you go, with generous pinches of flaky sea salt and vigorous twists of freshly ground black pepper.
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