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wealth

Pronunciation: /welθ/

Translation of wealth in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1 1.1 (money, possessions) riqueza (feminine), riquezas (feminine plural) [literary/literario] a woman of wealth una mujer rica or acaudalada or de dinero
    Example sentences
    • Such work has most often been done with the papers of men of national importance or considerable wealth whose papers were substantial.
    • Considered a good people manager, he is a man of considerable private wealth and property.
    • Class evolved through the possession of wealth and property.
    Example sentences
    • ‘We supply them with a wealth of information twice a month,’ she said.
    • And it supplies a wealth of advice on deciding whether to go solo in the first place.
    • Researchers and community activists supplied conference participants with a wealth of ideas.
    1.2 [Economics/Economía] riqueza (feminine) (before noun/delante del nombre) wealth creation creación (feminine) de riqueza
    Example sentences
    • Traditionally, material comfort, wealth, and security are the least of the concerns of forest dwellers.
    • I dislike the fur trade when it exists in order for rich women to display their wealth, and am in favour of it when it helps not-rich people to stay warm in cold places.
  • 2 (large quantity) wealth of sth abundancia (feminine) de algo a wealth of information/detail abundancia or profusión (feminine) de información/detalles, información/detalles en abundancia or profusión

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