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Pronunciation: /həʊl/

Translation of whole in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (entire) (before noun, no comparative/delante del nombre, sin comparativo) there's a whole bottle left queda una botella entera he drank the whole bottle se tomó toda la botella, se tomó la botella entera or íntegra they've eaten the whole lot! ¡se lo han comido todo! three whole days tres días enteros I've been here the whole time he estado aquí todo el tiempo the whole (wide) world todo el mundo, el mundo entero the whole individual el individuo en su totalidad the whole truth toda la verdad whole wheat trigo (masculine) integral
    Example sentences
    • I am afraid that a whole country, an entire people, will be destroyed for nothing.
    • Projecting growth over a whole century for the entire planet is just plain silly.
    • The whole idea that the entire country took to arms with pitchforks and scythes is also a fallacy.
    1.2 (emphatic use) I was beginning to get fed up with the whole affair me estaba empezando a hartar del asunto the whole point of these meetings was to … ! ¡lo que se pretendía con estas reuniones era precisamente … ! there's a whole body of opinion which opposes it hay toda una corriente de opinión en contra de ello
  • 2 (predicative/predicativo) 2.1 (in one piece) entero she swallowed it whole se lo tragó entero the vase was still whole el jarrón todavía estaba intacto 2.2 (healthy) [archaic] sano
    Example sentences
    • To be healthy is to be whole, and without unification of the mind, body and spirit, a person will fall ill.
    • You express and share feelings, also help others to feel healthy and whole around you.
    • Discover your true, whole, healthy self!
    Example sentences
    • The bread contains nibbly, whole pieces of grain which have the reputation of damaging fillings.
    • When you've done the sums, the rainforest is actually worth more whole than in pieces.
    • A whole piece of chicken may frighten them away but a chicken wing keeps them content.


  • 1.1 (integral unit) todo (masculine) the parts that make up the whole las partes que forman el todo the whole of sth the whole of the morning toda la mañana the whole of his body was covered in sores todo su cuerpo estaba cubierto de llagas they lost the whole of their savings perdieron todos sus ahorros or la totalidad de sus ahorros a threat to the whole of mankind una amenaza para toda la humanidad or para la humanidad entera 1.2 (in phrases/en locuciones) as a whole the situation has to be seen as a whole hay que enfocar la situación como un todo or de manera global the business is to be sold as a whole el negocio se va a vender como una unidad this will affect Europe as a whole esto va a afectar a Europa en su totalidad on the whole en general

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