Translation of great in Spanish:
- 1 (before noun) 1.1 (large in size) (singular)(plural)the Great Lakes
grandes before nounlos Grandes LagosExample sentences1.2 (number/quantity) (singular)
(plural)a great many people
- 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.
grandes before nounmuchísima gentea great deal of criticismmuchas críticasthe great majorityla gran mayoríato fall from a great heightcaerse de muy altowe discussed it in great detaillo discutimos muy minuciosamente or punto por puntoshe lived to a great agevivió hasta una edad muy avanzadaon an even greater scaleincluso a mayor escalathere's a dirty great hole in my sock (British English) [colloquial]tengo un agujerazo en el calcetín [colloquial]1.3 (profound, intense)(affection/sorrow/attention/advantage)with great interest/care
gran before nouncon gran interés/cuidadogreat progress has been madese han hecho grandes progresosgreater help is neededse necesita más ayudaExample sentences
- 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 England
grandes before nounlas grandes mansiones de Inglaterrathe great American novella gran novela americanathe Great Fire of Londonel gran incendio de Londresthe Great Powerslas grandes potenciasExample sentences2.2 (outstanding)
- 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.
gran before noun(plural)Catherine the Great
grandes before nounCatalina la Grandeshe was destined for great thingsestaba predestinada a llegar lejosExample sentences
Example sentences2.3 (genuine, real) (friend/rival) (singular)
- 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.
(plural)it's a great pity you can't come
- 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.
grandes before nounes una verdadera lástima que no puedas venirI'm in no great hurryno tengo mucha prisayou're a great help! [colloquial] [ironic]
no estoy muy apurado (Latin America)¡valiente ayuda la tuya! [irónico]she's leaving — it's no great lossse va — no se pierde muchoshe has a great eye for detailtiene muy buen ojo para los detallesI'm a great fan of yourssoy un gran admirador suyoI'm a great believer in …soy un gran partidario de …she's a great one for ginseng [colloquial]es una fanática del ginsenghe's a great one for starting arguments [colloquial]¡es único para empezar discusiones!you great idiot!
para empezar discusiones es (como) mandado a hacer (Southern Cone) [colloquial]¡pedazo de idiota! [colloquial]Example sentences
- 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.
- 3 (excellent) [colloquial] we had a really great timelo pasamos fenomenal [colloquial]the great thing is that you don't need to clean itlo mejor de todo es que no hay que limpiarlohe's a really great guyes un tipo or (in Spain also) tío sensacional [colloquial]he was just great about itse lo tomó muy biento be great
atsomethingshe's great at chessjuega estupendamente al ajedrezhe's great at mending thingsse da mucha maña para hacer arreglosto be great onsomethinghe's great on pop musicsabe mucho de música pop(as interjection) (that's) great!¡qué bien!
¡bárbaro! [colloquial]Example sentences
- 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]Example sentences1.2 (important people) (+ plural verb) the great
la gente importantethe great and the good (British English) [humorous]
- 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.
los grandeslas vacas sagradas [humorous]
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