Translation of great in Spanish:
- 1 (before noun) 1.1 (large in size) (singular)(plural)the Great Lakesgrandes before nounlos Grandes LagosExample sentences1.2 (number/quantity) (singular)
(plural)a great many peoplegrandes before nouna great deal of criticismmuchísima gentethe great majoritymuchas críticasto fall from a great heightla gran mayoríawe discussed it in great detailcaerse de muy altoshe lived to a great agelo discutimos muy minuciosamente or punto por puntoon an even greater scalevivió hasta una edad muy avanzadathere's a dirty great hole in my sock (British English) [colloquial]incluso a mayor escala1.3 (profound, intense)tengo un agujerazo en el calcetín [colloquial](affection/sorrow/attention/advantage)with great interest/caregreat progress has been madecon gran interés/cuidadogreater help is neededse han hecho grandes progresosse necesita más ayudaExample sentences
- He's a young lad with a good physique and a great amount of potential.
- Her work forces the viewer to think, and above all to feel, with great intensity.
- Father Jones who hosted the event in is house thanks all those who helped in any way to raise such a great amount.
- The air of studied banality persists even during moments of great importance.
- Meditation is of great importance and is central to the practice of the Eightfold Path.
- The room was next to the kitchen and was a place of great importance.
- 2 (before noun) 2.1 (important) (landowner/occasion/problem) (singular)(plural)the great houses of Englandgrandes before nounthe great American novellas grandes mansiones de Inglaterrathe Great Fire of Londonla gran novela americanathe Great Powersel gran incendio de Londres2.2 (outstanding)las grandes potencias(man/woman/painter/athlete/author)(plural)Catherine the Greatgrandes before nounshe was destined for great thingsCatalina la Grande2.3 (genuine, real) (friend/rival) (singular)estaba predestinada a llegar lejos(plural)it's a great pity you can't comegrandes before nounI'm in no great hurryes una verdadera lástima que no puedas veniryou're a great help! [colloquial] [ironic]no tengo mucha prisano estoy muy apurado (Latin America)she's leaving — it's no great loss¡valiente ayuda la tuya! [irónico]she has a great eye for detailse va — no se pierde muchoI'm a great fan of yourstiene muy buen ojo para los detallesI'm a great believer in …soy un gran admirador suyoshe's a great one for ginseng [colloquial]soy un gran partidario de …he's a great one for starting arguments [colloquial]es una fanática del ginsengyou great idiot!¡es único para empezar discusiones!para empezar discusiones es (como) mandado a hacer (Southern Cone) [colloquial]¡pedazo de idiota! [colloquial]Example sentences
- He did concede, however, that there were some whose quality was so great that they must be saved.
- Westlake, for you youngsters, is a crime novelist of long standing and great eminence.
- The event is just dreadful and yet the way it's recorded is great art and it leads us into a kind of paradox.
- Eileen is very quiet and Brian is wonderful, he has been a great friend of mine over the years and I am delighted for them.
- As a great fan of porridge, I was looking forward to judging the offerings.
- I'm a great fan of cryptic crosswords, even though they are tantalisingly difficult.
- Today, more than ever, the government lacks any grand visions and great causes.
- It is somewhat ironic that the last great monument of the house of Wessex was mainly a product of Norman culture.
- We congratulate him and thank him for his great contribution to the grand old club.
- 3 (excellent) [colloquial] we had a really great timethe great thing is that you don't need to clean itlo pasamos fenomenal [colloquial]he's a really great guylo mejor de todo es que no hay que limpiarlohe was just great about ites un tipo or (in Spain also) tío sensacional [colloquial]to be greatse lo tomó muy bien
atsomethingshe's great at chesshe's great at mending thingsjuega estupendamente al ajedrezto be greatse da mucha maña para hacer arreglos onsomethinghe's great on pop music(as interjection) (that's) great!sabe mucho de música pop¡qué bien!¡fenomenal!¡bárbaro! [colloquial]Example sentences
- This is slightly harder to do, but with practice it makes an excellent show-stopper and a great way to win a pig.
- The staff always go out of their way for me, too, and the guys who own it are great blokes.
- I never knew his Dad, but if he was anything like his son I'm sure he was a truly great guy.
- She knows how all - consuming life becomes in this business and she is great at keeping my feet on the ground.
- She was great at reading other people, just not so perceptive when it came to herself.
- I'm terribly proud of her and I think she's great at her job, and being a mother.
- 1.1 (outstanding person) [colloquial] 1.2 (important people) (+ plural verb) the greatthe great and the good (British English) [humorous]la gente importantelos grandeslas vacas sagradas [humorous]Example sentences
- In America she worked with the greats of jazz, people like Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong.
- She has never envied the success of country music's greats.
- She has that effortless way with a song that only the greats have.
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