Translation of bastar in English:

bastar

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  • ¿basta con esto? will this be enough? con eso basta por hoy that's enough for today un mes no basta a month isn't long enough basta con marcar el 101 para comunicarse inmediatamente just dial 101 to get straight through baste con decir que … suffice it to say that … ¡basta ya!, no aguanto más that's enough! I can't take any more ¡basta de tonterías/de hablar! that's enough nonsense/talking! (+ me/te/le etc) me basta con tu palabra your word is good enough for me bastar que … para que …, basta que digas una cosa para que él opine lo contrario whatever you say he's bound o sure to say the opposite basta que salgamos de paseo para que se ponga a llover we only have to go out for a walk and you can bet (your life) it'll start raining bastar y sobrar to be more than enough con esto basta y sobra this is more than enough hasta decir basta [familiar/colloquial], comimos hasta decir basta we ate until we were ready o fit to burst [colloquial/familiar] llovió hasta decir basta it poured o bucketed down [colloquial/familiar], it rained cats and dogs [colloquial/familiar] es honesto hasta decir basta he's as honest as the day is long

bastarse v pron

  • él solito se basta y se sobra para sacar el negocio adelante [familiar/colloquial] he's more than capable of making a go of the business on his own no tiene por qué pedir ayuda a nadie, ella sola se basta she doesn't need to ask anyone for help, she can manage on her own o she's quite self-sufficient

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