Translation of lot in Spanish:
- 1 (large number, quantity) 1.1 (no plural) a lot of winemucho vinoa lot of peoplemucha gentehe has a lot of nieces/nephewstiene muchas sobrinas/muchos sobrinosI've got a lot to dotengo mucho que hacer or [colloquial] un montón de cosas que hacerthere wasn't a lot I could doyo no podía hacer muchoa lot of the book is boringgran parte del libro es aburridaI've seen a lot of her recentlyla he visto mucho últimamentequite a lot of money
la he visto a menudo últimamentebastante dinerowhat a lot of books/photos you've got!¡cuántos libros/cuántas fotos tienes!what a lot of fruit/cheese you've bought!¡cuánta fruta/cuánto queso has comprado!such a lot of fuss over nothing!¡tanto lío por una tontería!a (fat) lot of good that'll do! [colloquial] [ironic]pues eso sí que va a servir de mucho [irónico]I knew quite a lot of the answersyo sabía muchas de las respuestasExample sentences1.2a lot (as adverb) I like her a lot
me gusta muchoa lot better/worse/bigger
- "I don't think a lot is happening with that, particularly around here, " she noted.
- We're in a lot of trouble.
- I told you last night, I've got a lot on my mind.
me cae muy bienmucho mejor/peor/más grandethanks a lot!¡muchas gracias!1.3also: lots plural[colloquial]how many seats are there left? — lots¿cuántos asientos quedan? — muchos or [colloquial] montonesI've got lots to do lots of people liked ita mucha gente le gustóthere were lots and lots of people therehabía muchísima genteI feel lots better now (as adverb)me siento muchísimo mejor
- 2 2.1 (group, mass of things) 2.2 (group of people) [colloquial]they're a funny lotson raroscome on, you lot!
son gente rara¡vamos, ustedes or (Spain) vosotros!Example sentences
Example sentences2.3 (all) (especially British English) the lotthey ate the lot
- Incredibly, this second lot of inmates are even more tedious and uninteresting than the first.
- It was inactive virtually after the second lot of partnership money was invested.
- They are asked to fill out some forms, then bureaucrats come around and ask them to fill out more forms, so people fill out several lots of different forms.
se lo comieron todo ( or se las comieron todas etc)one more story, then that's your lot!¡un cuento más y se acabó!£2 each or £18 the lotdos libras cada uno o 18 libras por todos
- We had a lot of mail from you lot about the wisdom of mixing phones and petrol stations.
- Voters are seen as a strange and volatile lot, who could turn bad at the blink of an eye.
- There is lots of drek out there from signed bands and this lot do quite a bit with what they have.
- 3 (at auction) he's a bad lotes una mala personaExample sentences
- Parts of that department were now laid out in crates on the car deck, lots to be sold off in the auction.
- It is notable, for instance, that the recent silver sale at Bonhams had just half the number of lots of the 2003 sale.
- The second lot is a collection of 302 photographs, purchased for £2,500, from Emily Shackleton's family album.
- 4 4.1 (parcel of land) film lot (Cinema) 4.2 (American English) → parking lotExample sentences
- Then we come to the present situation where there are only six lots which are vacant and we look at the sales that are attracted there.
- The government town of Moonta was surveyed in 1863 and town lots offered for sale in April of that year.
- At the first land sales he was able to buy four town lots including the site of his hotel for $125.00.
- 5 5.1 (for random choice) to draw o cast lots for somethingechar algo a suerteswe'll have to draw o cast lotsvamos a tener que echarlo a suertes5.2 (fate) she had a miserable lot in lifela vida no la trató nada bienyou can't complain about your lotno te puedes quejar de tu suerte or de lo que te ha tocado en suerteto throw in one's lot with somebodyunirse a alguienExample sentences
- She is actually very happy and content with her lot!
- She often felt like she had been punished for a reason and that punishment was her lot in life.
- She worked full time as a weaver to put food on the table and cared for three of us without lamenting her lot.
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