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Translation of mundo in English:

nombre masculino/masculine noun

  • 1 (el universo, la Tierra) el mundo the world todas las naciones del mundo all the nations of the world artistas venidos de todo el mundo artists from all over the world uno de los mejores del mundo one of the best in the world me parece lo más normal del mundo it seems perfectly normal to me nadie se preocupa por los problemas ajenos y así anda el mundo nobody worries about other people's problems, and that's why the world is in the state it's in si todos fueran como tú ¿cómo estaría el mundo? if everyone was like you, where would we be? soñar con un mundo mejor to dream of a better world nuevo, otro1, tercero1, viejo1 comerse el mundo, parece que se va a comer el mundo he looks as if he could take on the world correr mundo to get around del otro mundo, el libro no está mal, pero tampoco es nada del otro mundo the book isn't bad, but it's nothing special o/or [familiar/colloquial] nothing to shout about el novio no es nada del otro mundo her boyfriend's nothing special o/or [familiar/colloquial] nothing to write home about hablaba del lugar como si fuera algo del otro mundo he made it out to be the most fabulous place desde que el mundo es mundo since time began, since time immemorial [literario/literary] el mundo es un pañuelo it's a small world hundirse or venirse abajo el mundo, no te preocupes, por eso no se va a hundir el mundo don't worry, it's not the end of the world pensé que el mundo se me venía abajo I thought my world was falling apart o/or the bottom was falling out of my world ponerse el mundo por montera to scorn the world and its ways por nada del or en el mundo, no lo vendería por nada del or en el mundo I wouldn't sell it for anything in the world o/or [familiar/colloquial] for all the tea in China yo no me lo pierdo por nada del or en el mundo I wouldn't miss it for the world por nada del mundo quiso venir there was no way he'd come por nada del mundo voy a repetir lo que me dijo nothing would induce me to repeat what he told me ¡qué pequeño or chico es el mundo! it's a small world! tal y como vino al mundo stark naked, as naked as the day he/she was born traer a algn al mundo to bring sb into the world, give birth to sb venir al mundo to come into the world, be born ver mundo to see the world a beber y a tragar, que el mundo se va a acabar eat, drink and be merry (for tomorrow we die)
  • 4 (gente) lo sabe todo el mundo everybody o/or everyone knows it el mundo entero está pendiente de sus declaraciones the whole world awaits his statement fue y se lo contó a medio mundo he went and told just about everybody
  • 5un mundo (mucho, muchos), tengo un mundo de cosas que hacer I've got masses o/or hundreds of things to do había un mundo de gente en la plaza there were crowds o/or hordes of people in the square de tu opinión a la mía hay un mundo our opinions are worlds apart hay un mundo entre viajar en primera y viajar en clase turista there's a world of difference between traveling first class and tourist class cualquier problema se le hace un mundo he blows the slightest thing out of all proportion
  • 6 6.1 (vida material) el mundo the world los placeres del mundo worldly pleasures dejar el mundo to renounce the world, to take holy orders cuando vuelvas al mundo when you go back to the outside world 6.2 (experiencia) tienen or han visto mucho mundo they've seen a lot of life, they've been around una mujer que tiene mucho mundo a woman of the world hombre1

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