- 1.1 (great) [colloquial/familiar] [crash/size/speed] tremendo, increíble; [bore/argument] espantosoMore example sentences1.2 (very good) [colloquial/familiar] [party/cook/actor] estupendo, genial [familiar/colloquial], de miedo [familiar/colloquial]; [idea/news/car] estupendo, bárbaro [familiar/colloquial], fantástico [familiar/colloquial] the kids had a terrific time at the zoo los niños lo pasaron fenomenal or (Esp tb) pipa en el zoo [familiar/colloquial] he's really terrific es un tipo genial or (Esp tb) super majo [familiar/colloquial] (that's) terrific! ¡genial! [familiar/colloquial], ¡fenomenal! [familiar/colloquial], ¡chévere! (AmL exc CS) [familiar/colloquial] (oh) terrific! [iro] ¡(pues) qué bien! [irónico/ironical]
More example sentences1.3 (frightening) [literario/literary] aterrador
- The same goes for De Niro, who plays his part with such terrific intensity.
- There has always been a terrific amount of keeping up with the Joneses.
- In the final the large crowd was enthralled by a game of intense skill and terrific excitement.
- He is an excellent tackler with terrific instincts and the speed to chase down plays.
- It sounded like a terrific idea, but somehow got extremely muddled along the way.
- In the south of France a wonderful woman supervises another terrific restaurant, the Hostellerie Jerome in La Turbie.
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The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.