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American English: /ˈtoʊdl/
British English: /ˈtəʊt(ə)l/

Translation of total in Spanish:


  • 1 (whole, overall) (before noun)
    the total expenditure
    el total de los gastos
    Example sentences
    • The cost of the steel and its heat treatment amounts generally to less than a quarter of the total cost of the whole tool.
    • You can't predict with any accuracy the total amount of anything that the whole country's going to need.
    • The applicants' bill of costs is for a very large amount, with total fees of about $200,000.
  • 2 (complete)
    he was a total stranger
    era una persona totalmente desconocida
    the place was in total chaos
    reinaba allí el caos más absoluto
    we would like a total ban on nuclear weapons
    quisiéramos que se prohibiesen totalmente las armas nucleares
    a total disregard for the feelings of others
    un desprecio total or absoluto por lo que puedan sentir los demás
    the bus was a total wreck
    el autobús quedó totalmente destrozado
    it was a total waste of time
    fue una verdadera pérdida de tiempo
    Example sentences
    • Wilkinson is a desperately complex person, driven by a need for absolute perfection and total control in his life.
    • So the claim that there are conservatives who believe in some sort of absolute liberty is a total straw man.
    • Now the sort of response that you are offering is in absolute total contrast to everything that we have heard so far.


  • total due there is o are a total of …
    hay un total de …
    the latest accident brings the total to 80
    con este último, el total de accidentes se eleva a 80

transitive verb (British English) -ll-

  • 1 1.1 (amount to)
    ascender or elevarse a un total de
    Example sentences
    • It has debts totalling hundreds of billions of dollars and there has been no investment in its infrastructure for more than 20 years.
    • It also warned investors it had been hit by two bad debts totalling some £200,000.
    • At the end of 2001, net debt totaled some $2.60 trillion.
    1.2 (add up)
    Example sentences
    • Overall scores are computed by totaling the number of critical endorsements the respondent has made.
    • Additionally, there was no difference in response rates if the partial and full responses are totaled.
    • Instead of scanning every item individually, an RFID till would simply total up every item in your shopping trolley as it approached.
  • 2 (American English) [colloquial] 2.1 (wreck)she wasn't hurt, but the car was totaled
    a ella no le pasó nada, pero el coche quedó totalmente destrozado
    Example sentences
    • And it appears to have totaled the vehicle, smashed in the back end and broke all the windows.
    • Hull's vehicle was totaled and the train sustained $2,000 damage.
    • For a long time, even after I'd totaled two vehicles in collisions with deer, I continued to hold a similar view.
    2.2 (kill)
    liquidar [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • ‘Looks like you got totaled by a loser,’ the bartender laughed.
    • When you start incurring damage on your car, the animations of your vehicle losing its parts like doors and hoods (and if you are totaled, bursting into a flaming wreck) are great.
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