There are 3 main translations of grande in English:

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grande 1

adjetivo

gran is used before singular nouns
  • 3 (Geografía)el Gran Buenos Aires/Bilbao
    Greater Buenos Aires/Bilbao
  • 4 4.1 (especialmente América Latina) (niño/chico) (en edad) See examples: los más grandes pueden ir solos
    the older o bigger ones can go on their own
    ya eres grande y puedes comer solito
    you're a big boy now and you can feed yourself
    cuando sea grande quiero ser bailarina
    when I grow up I want to be a ballet dancer
    mis hijos ya son grandes
    my children are all grown up now
    4.2 (Argentina) (maduro, mayor) See examples: es una mujer grande
    she isn't a young woman o she's a mature woman
    está saliendo con un tipo grande
    she's going out with an older guy
  • 6 [familiar] (increíble) See examples: ¡qué cosa más grande! ¡ya te he dicho 20 veces que no lo sé!
    this is unbelievable! I've told you 20 times already that I don't know!
    ¿no es grande que ahora me echen la culpa a mí? [irónico]
    and now they blame me; great, isn't it?
    [ironic]
  • 7 7.1 (en intensidad, grado) me causó una gran pena
    it caused me great sadness
    me has dado una gran alegría
    you have made me very happy
    comió con gran apetito
    she ate hungrily o heartily
    un día de gran calor
    a very hot day
    los grandes fríos del 47
    the great o big freeze of '47
    me llevé un susto más grande …
    I got such a fright
    para mi gran vergüenza
    to my great embarrassment
    se produjo una gran explosión
    there was a powerful explosion
    es un gran honor para mí
    it is a great honor (inglés norteamericano) o (inglés británico) honour for me
    ha sido una temporada de gran éxito
    it has been a very o a highly successful season
    no corre gran prisa
    it is not very urgent
    las paredes tienen gran necesidad de una mano de pintura
    the walls are very much in need of a coat of paint
    7.2 (uso enfático) See examples: eso es una gran verdad
    that is absolutely o very true
    eres un grandísimo sinvergüenza
    you're a real swine
    [familiar]
    esa es la mentira más grande que he oído
    that's the biggest lie I've ever heard
    ¡qué gran novedad! [irónico]
    you don't say! o what a surprise!
    [ironic]

Cultural Note: gran reserva

Vinos de gran reserva are those of the highest quality, selected from a particularly good vintage. To qualify for this designation, red wines must have been aged in cask and bottle for a minimum of five years, and white wines for four years. See also reserva
Example sentences
  • Para robarse la Luna se necesita al villano más grande de la historia.
  • El próximo año se debería hacer aún más grande.
  • Una habitación muy grande pero muy destartalada y mal distribuida.

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There are 3 main translations of grande in English:

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grande 2

sustantivo masculino, sustantivo femenino

  • 1 (de la industria, el comercio)
    big o leading name
    leading player
    uno de los tres grandes de la industria automovilística
    one of the big three names o one of the big three in the car industry

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grande 3

sustantivo femenino

(Río de la Plata)
  • la grande
    the big prize
    the jackpot
    sacarse la grande (literal)
    to win the big prize o the jackpot
    se sacó la grande con ese marido
    she hit the jackpot with that husband

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