Translation of lot in Spanish:
- 1 (large number, quantity) 1.1 (no plural) a lot of winea lot of peoplemucho vinohe has a lot of nieces/nephewsmucha genteI've got a lot to dotiene muchas sobrinas/muchos sobrinosthere wasn't a lot I could dotengo mucho que hacer or [colloquial] un montón de cosas que hacera lot of the book is boringyo no podía hacer muchoI've seen a lot of her recentlygran parte del libro es aburridaquite a lot of moneyla he visto mucho últimamentela he visto a menudo últimamentewhat a lot of books/photos you've got!bastante dinerowhat a lot of fruit/cheese you've bought!¡cuántos libros/cuántas fotos tienes!such a lot of fuss over nothing!¡cuánta fruta/cuánto queso has comprado!a (fat) lot of good that'll do! [colloquial] [ironic]¡tanto lío por una tontería!I knew quite a lot of the answerspues eso sí que va a servir de mucho [irónico]yo sabía muchas de las respuestasExample sentences1.2a lot (as adverb) I like her a lot
a lot better/worse/biggerme gusta muchome cae muy bienthanks a lot!mucho mejor/peor/más grande1.3¡muchas gracias!also: lots plural[colloquial]how many seats are there left? — lotsI've got lots to do lots of people liked it¿cuántos asientos quedan? — muchos or [colloquial] montonesthere were lots and lots of people therea mucha gente le gustóI feel lots better now (as adverb)había muchísima genteme siento muchísimo mejor
- "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.
- 2 2.1 (group, mass of things) 2.2 (group of people) [colloquial]they're a funny lotcome on, you lot!son rarosson 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.
one more story, then that's your lot!se lo comieron todo ( or se las comieron todas etc)£2 each or £18 the lot¡un cuento más y se acabó!dos 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) See examples: to draw o cast lots for somethingwe'll have to draw o cast lotsechar algo a suertes5.2 (fate) she had a miserable lot in lifevamos a tener que echarlo a suertesyou can't complain about your lotla vida no la trató nada biento throw in one's lot with somebodyno te puedes quejar de tu suerte or de lo que te ha tocado en suerteunirse 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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