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Pronunciation: /strɔːŋ; strɒŋ/

Translation of strong in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo (stronger /ˈstrɔːŋgər; ˈstrɒŋgə(r)/, strongest /ˈstrɔːŋgəst; ˈstrɒŋgɪst/)

  • 1 1.1 (physically powerful) [person/arm] fuerte; [eyesight] bueno to have strong nerves tener* (los) nervios de acero to be strong [person] ser* fuerte or fornido (for lifting things etc) tener* fuerza I can't lift it, I'm not strong enough no puedo levantarlo, no tengo bastante fuerza to have a strong stomach tener* mucho estómago (lit) poder* comer de todo
    Example sentences
    • Polar bears have a heavy stout body with strong muscular legs and well-developed neck muscles.
    • Get these out of the way while you're fresh and strong enough to use heavy weight.
    • The man facing them was taller than both by a few inches, and had strong, brawny arms.
    Example sentences
    • Despite being paralysed from the neck down after a car accident, Clive was a strong and independent character, she said.
    • A man possessed of a strong independent spirit, he lived on his own in Derreens until his early nineties.
    • The new Bollywood stars are role models for them, strong, independent and bold.
    1.2 (healthy, sound) [heart/lungs] fuerte, sano; [constitution] robusto you mustn't get up till you're stronger no te levantes hasta que no estés más fuerte she's never been very strong nunca ha sido muy fuerte
    Example sentences
    • Hmm, you've got to have a pretty strong constitution to whack down two uncooked eggs as Mr Hogg suggests.
    • And, frankly that would have any man with a strong constitution running for The Other Bus.
    • To explore the hole you needed a very long ladder and a strong constitution: it stank and was crawling with rats.
    1.3 (firm) [character/leader] fuerte; [leadership] firme you must be strong and resist temptation tienes que ser fuerte y resistir la tentación
  • 2 2.1 (solid) [material/construction/frame] fuerte, resistente the chair's not strong enough to take your weight la silla no va a aguantar tu peso the strong ties that bind our two countries los fuertes lazos que unen nuestros dos países 2.2 (powerful) [country/army] fuerte, poderoso; [currency] fuerte; [economy] fuerte, pujante she had strong reasons not to do it tenía poderosas razones para no hacerlo 2.3 (violent) [current/wind] fuerte a strong breeze was blowing soplaba una brisa fuerte
  • 3 3.1 (deeply held, committed) [views/beliefs/principles] firme; [faith] firme, sólido; [support] firme we have strong reservations about this candidate tenemos grandes dudas acerca de este candidato I'm a strong believer in discipline creo firmemente en la disciplina, soy un gran partidario de la disciplina 3.2 (forceful) [protest] enérgico; [argument/evidence] de peso, contundente, convincente he protested in the strongest possible terms protestó de la manera más enérgica I sent him a strong letter le mandé una carta bastante dura she condemned the action in strong language condenó la acción enérgicamente or con palabras muy duras she made out a strong case for reform presentó la necesidad de una reforma de manera muy convincente
    Example sentences
    • He slowly backed out of the stream before the rush became too strong to resist.
    • We've got a pretty strong south wind.
    • Although there was a very strong wind we managed a swim in the Atlantic.
    Example sentences
    • Does that argument reveal a strong case for electoral reform in Canada?
    • The evidence suggests that a strong case can be made for a planned strategy using militia.
    • If the case is as strong as it sounds, then it may settle on favorable terms to the white plaintiffs.
    Example sentences
    • I look forward to establishing a strong working relationship with you and to continue representing your company.
    • They have strong beliefs, but strong beliefs firmly anchored in the real and the achievable.
    • This Institute has already established a strong track record in the research arena.
  • 4 (definite) 4.1 [tendency/resemblance] marcado; [candidate] firme, con muchas or buenas posibilidades she has a strong foreign accent tiene un fuerte or marcado acento extranjero he has a strong chance of being promoted tiene muchas or buenas posibilidades de que lo asciendan 4.2 [features] marcado, pronunciado; [chin] pronunciado
    Example sentences
    • The male with the wheat colored hair and strong hawk like feature came forward, behind Mint, surprising her.
    • This collection as usual, featured lots of strong colors and a variety of shapes.
    • She heard Vasic's voice, soft yet strong enough to cut through the chatter.
    Example sentences
    • Her crunch has the ability to sense strong emotion and she could track me here.
    • In the minds of Chinese, this history inspires a strong sense of indignation.
    • Her strong sense of duty called to mind her grandfather George V and Queen Victoria.
  • 5 (good) [team] fuerte; [cast] sólido she gave a strong performance as Ophelia su interpretación de Ofelia fue muy convincente tact is not one of her strong points el tacto no es su punto fuerte geography is my strongest subject geografía es la asignatura en la que estoy más fuerte, geografía es mi mejor asignatura she's a strong swimmer es una buena nadadora to be strong on sth this writer is particularly strong on characterization el fuerte de este escritor es la caracterización she's strong on French history su fuerte es la historia francesa the report is strong on speculation and weak on fact el informe tiene mucho de conjetura y pocos datos concretos
    Example sentences
    • Thresher sharks can grow up to 20 ft and are strong swimmers who can completely vault out of water.
    • The spokesman explained that, if caught in a rip tide, strong swimmers should swim for shore at a 45 angle to the current.
    • Myra's grief was tinged with guilt that she, the strong swimmer who could have saved him, should have been there with him that day.
    Example sentences
    • Fear is a powerful motivator, and it takes strong ethics to resist the temptation to abuse it.
    • He said attitudinal change among the people is a strong weapon to defeat the cult of violence.
    • I resisted the strong temptation to tell him to go jump off a cliff, and kept quiet.
  • 6 6.1 (concentrated) [color] fuerte, intenso; [light] fuerte, intenso, brillante; [shadow] intenso, bien definido or perfilado; [tea/coffee] fuerte, cargado; [beer/painkiller] fuerte; [solution] concentrado don't touch strong drink no pruebe las bebidas fuertes 6.2 (of high intensity) [lens] poderoso you need stronger glasses necesita unas gafas or (especially Latin America/especialmente América Latina) unos lentes con más aumento
    Example sentences
    • By 1216 the castle was sufficiently strong to withstand a siege by forces opposed to King John.
    • Basically any pumpkin that is strong enough to withstand sharp carving tools can be used for making designs.
    • You are entitled to goods which are not faulty and are strong enough to withstand normal use for a reasonable period of time.
    6.3 (pungent) [smell/flavor] fuerte
    Example sentences
    • Bright lights, especially flashing lights, and strong smells, can also bring on an attack.
    • Sometimes we had to break down doors, and that was hard for my guys who are going from strong sunlight into interiors that could be hostile.
    • Throughout the dream, I am overwhelmed by a strong smell of dampness.
    Example sentences
    • The chicken tasted very fresh and the sauce was delicious with a strong mustard flavour.
    • It proved fresh and filling with a strong tomato flavour and far too much pasta for a mere mortal to consume in one session.
    • It had a dark orange sauce with a strong coconut flavour that was really quite enticing.
    6.4 (unacceptable) [language] fuerte, subido de tono that's a bit strong, isn't it? [colloquial/familiar] [dated/anticuado] eso es un poco fuerte, ¿no? this film is strong meat esta película es bastante subida de tono
    Example sentences
    • Apart from the sexually explicit scenes, the language is very strong.
    • Their language is so strong, we've got to redefine, we've gotta take back words.
    • The language is strong beyond maximum Trebor strength yet never jars; the performances even stronger.
    Example sentences
    • To drink strong liquor is also useful since nights get rather cold on the grasslands.
    • The jury heard how Hart had drunk strong coffee repeatedly as he drove, had the driver's window wound fully down and the car radio on.
    • Also on display was his lager and strong ale, so we gave it a quality control test, to make sure that they still tasted good.
  • 7 (in number) (no comparative/sin comparativo) an army ten thousand strong un ejército de diez mil hombres (before noun/delante del nombre) a ten-strong team un equipo de diez personas ( or jugadores etc)
  • 8 [Linguistics/Lingüística] (no comparative/sin comparativo) [verb/ending/declension] irregular
    Example sentences
    • It is very concrete, and consists of strong nouns and a strong verb, with no modifiers.


  • to be going strong [car/machine] marchar bien [organization] ir* or marchar viento en popa he's 85 and still going strong tiene 85 años y sigue (estando) en plena forma see also come on 5

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