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plenty
American English: /ˈplɛn(t)i/
British English: /ˈplɛnti/

Translation of plenty in Spanish:

noun

uncountable
  • in plenty
    en abundancia
    Example sentences
    • On Christmas Day, at least, we hope to bring plenty and warmth to all such cases.
    • Those of vague faith hold a perfectly reasonable and defensible position in a world of plenty.
    • That way he has plenty to feed himself, as well as some of his garden's pests.

pronoun

  • 1 1.1 (large, sufficient number)
    muchos, (-chas)
    he's the best actor I've seen and I've seen plenty
    es el mejor actor que he visto y he visto a muchos
    there are plenty more in here
    aquí hay muchos/muchas más
    Example sentences
    • It could mean that she has no secrets or that she has plenty but has no room to tell us what they are.
    • So Boris achieved his end, drank plenty, signed books and made some more money.
    • For a fourteen year old that is downright insulting and even an eight year old may have plenty to say on his or her own account.
    1.2plenty of
    muchos, (-chas)
    I wasn't bored, I had plenty of books
    no me aburrí, tenía muchos libros
    we may not be much good, but there are plenty of us
    no seremos demasiado buenos, pero somos muchos
  • 2 2.1 (large, sufficient quantity)
    mucho, (-cha)
    there was plenty to eat
    había comida en abundancia
    había mucha comida
    there's plenty more in here
    aquí hay mucho más
    $50 is plenty
    50 dólares es más que suficiente
    2.2plenty of
    mucho, (-cha)
    we've got plenty of time
    tenemos tiempo de sobra
    he's done plenty of studying for the exam
    ha estudiado mucho para el examen
    the food wasn't very good, but there was plenty of it
    la comida no era muy buena, pero había mucha
    you need rest and plenty of it
    necesitas descansar, y mucho

adverb

  • (American English) [colloquial] [dialect] she must love him plenty
    debe quererlo mucho
    it's plenty good enough for me
    está perfectamente bien para mí
    Example sentences
    • For that reason, many less discriminating viewers will be plenty happy with this movie.
    • You didn't stick to your strategy, and it may have cost you plenty in the long run.
    • Seeing animals reproducing in the wild would be plenty magical enough for me.

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