There are 2 main translations of ancho in English:

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ancho 1

also: feminine: ancha


  • 3 (cómodo, tranquilo) See examples: vamos en mi coche, así estaremos más anchos (España)
    we'll take my car, that way we'll have more room
    ¡qué ancho me quedé después de decírselo! (España)
    I felt really good o I felt I'd got(ten) a real weight off my chest after I'd told him
    estar/sentirse/ponerse a sus anchas
    to be/feel/make oneself at home
    en su casa me siento a mis anchas
    I feel at home o at ease at his house
    ahora podemos charlar a nuestras anchas
    now we can relax and have a good chat
    llegó al hotel y se puso a sus anchas
    he arrived at the hotel and made himself comfortable o made himself at home o settled himself in
    quedarse tan ancho (España) [familiar], lo dijo mal y se quedó tan ancho
    he said it wrong but just carried on regardless o as if nothing had happened o but he wasn't at all fazed
    lo echaron del trabajo y se quedó tan ancho
    they fired him but he wasn't the least bit bothered o worried o but he was totally unpertubed
    casi se mata y se queda tan ancho
    he nearly kills himself and then behaves o acts as if nothing had happened
    he nearly kills himself and he doesn't bat an eyelash (inglés norteamericano) o (inglés británico) eyelid o turn a hair
    me llamó mentirosa y se quedó tan ancho
    he called me a liar, quite unashamedly
    dijo que se iba a vivir con él, así tan ancha
    she quite boldly o calmly said she was going to go and live with him
    she said she was going to go and live with him, quite brazenly o unashamedly
Example sentences
  • Es la cocina de la dueña, ancha y ajena.
  • Sus 9 carriles a cada lado hacen de ella la avenida más ancha del mundo.
  • Y el mundo siguió siendo ancho y además ajeno.

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There are 2 main translations of ancho in English:

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ancho 2

sustantivo masculino


ancho de banda

ancho de vía

ancho ibérico

  • (Ferrocarriles)
    Spanish broad gauge

ancho internacional

Example sentences
  • Un incremento en longevidad y fecundidad estuvo relacionado con mayor ancho y longitud de corola.
  • Circulación vehicular, además de soleras y aceras de hormigón de ancho variable.
  • El ancho del sendero no debe ser inferior a 1 m.

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