There are 2 main translations of mayor in English:

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mayor 1


  • 1 1.1 (comparativo de grande1) See examples:pueden volar a mayor altura
    they can fly at a greater height
    estas tablas le dan mayor amplitud a la falda
    these pleats make the skirt fuller
    un material de mayor flexibilidad
    a more flexible material
    en otros países el índice de mortalidad infantil es aún mayor
    in other countries the infant mortality rate is even higher
    esto podría reportar beneficios aún mayores
    this could bring even greater benefits
    mayor que algouna superficie cuatro veces mayor que la de nuestro país
    a surface area four times greater than that of our country
    cualquier número mayor que 40
    any number above 40 o greater than 40 o higher than 40
    X > Z (Matemáticas) (read as: equis es mayor que zeta)
    X > Z
    (léase: x is greater than z)
    1.2 (superlativo de grande1) See examples:el mayor país de América Latina
    the biggest country in Latin America
    el mayor número de accidentes de Europa
    the greatest o highest number of accidents in Europe
    esa ha sido siempre su mayor preocupación
    that has always been her greatest worry
    le ruego lo envíe a la mayor brevedad posible (Correspondencia)
    please send it as soon as possible o [formal] at your earliest convenience
    la mayor parte de los argentinos
    most Argentinians
    the majority of Argentinians
  • 3 (en frases negativas) (grande) See examples: no creo que esto requiera mayores explicaciones
    I don't think this needs much in the way of explanation
    no tengo mayor interés en el tema
    I'm not particularly interested in o I don't have any great interest in the subject
    la noticia no me produjo mayor inquietud
    the news did not worry me particularly o unduly
    se llevó a cabo sin mayores contratiempos
    it was carried out without any serious o major hitches
    no pasar or llegar a mayores, tuvo un pretendiente, pero la cosa no pasó a mayores
    she had a boyfriend, but it didn't come to anything o but nothing came of it
    hubo una pelea pero no llegó a mayores
    there was a fight but it was nothing serious
  • 4 (en nombres) See examples: (principal) See examples: Calle Mayor
    Main Street
    (in US)
    High Street
    (in UK)
  • 6 (Comercio)(al) por mayor venta solo (al) por mayor
    wholesale only
    los compran (al) por mayor
    they buy them wholesale
    hubo problemas (al) por mayor
    there were innumerable problems

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There are 2 main translations of mayor in English:

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mayor 2

sustantivo masculino y femenino

  • 1 1.1 (adulto) See examples: no te metas en las conversaciones de los mayores
    don't interrupt when the adults o grown-ups are talking
    cada niño debe ir acompañado de un mayor
    each child must be accompanied by an adult
    also: mayores masculino plural
    mis/tus mayores
    my/your elders


    mayor de edad

    sustantivo masculino y femenino
    • person who is legally of age o who has reached the age of majority
Example sentences
  • La Obra Social de Ibercaja apoya en la labor de la Residencia de mayores de San Vicente de Paúl en la casa de acogida para enfermos de VIH.
  • El papel de las residencias de mayores en Almería.
  • Sanitas Residencial es una de las principales compañías de atención a mayores de España.

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