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American English: /lɑrdʒ/
British English: /lɑːdʒ/

Translation of large in Spanish:

adjective larger, largest

The usual translation of large, grande, becomes gran when it precedes a singular noun.
  • 1 1.1 (in size)
    a large garden
    un jardín grande
    un gran jardín
    he's a large man
    es un hombre corpulento or [colloquial] grandote
    she has a large nose
    tiene la nariz grande
    try on a larger size
    pruébate una talla or (River Plate area) un talle más grande
    large print
    letra (feminine) or tipo (masculine) grande
    1.2 (in number, amount)
    a large proportion of my income
    gran parte or una buena parte de mis ingresos
    he drew a large audience
    atrajo (a) una gran cantidad de público
    the largest collection of stamps in the world
    la mayor colección de sellos del mundo
    Example sentences
    • Preterm infants get cold quickly because of their relatively large surface area.
    • Not being inordinately large in size, he had the advantage of being an amateur boxer.
    • Is there a relatively large group of people or an area that could be swayed by such arguments?
  • 2 (in scope)
    Example sentences
    • Hence we should treat them instead with a large range of pharmaceutical agents.
    • This large range in ripe grapes is an important source of variation in quality.
    • It will be seen from this that Bellavitis worked on a large range of mathematical topics.


  • 1at large 1.1 (at liberty) See examples: to be at large (murderer/tiger)
    andar suelto
    1.2 (as a whole) the public at large it will benefit society at large
    beneficiará a la sociedad en general
    1.3 (in US) See examples: representative at large
    (representante de todo un estado o distrito en el Congreso o Senado de los EEUU)
    1.4 (in detail) [formal]
    en profundidad
  • 2 (size) (Clothing)
    talla (feminine) or (River Plate area) talle (masculine) grande

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