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American English: /strɔŋ/
British English: /strɒŋ/

Translation of strong in Spanish:

adjective strongerPronunciation: /ˈstrɔːŋɡər/, /ˈstrɒŋɡə(r)/, strongestPronunciation: /ˈstrɔːŋɡəst/, /ˈstrɒŋɡɪst/

  • 1 1.1 (physically powerful)
    to have strong nerves to be strong (person)
    ser fuerte or fornido
    (for lifting things etc) tener fuerza
    I can't lift it, I'm not strong enough
    no puedo levantarlo, no tengo bastante fuerza
    to have a strong stomach
    tener mucho estómago
    (lit) poder comer de todo
    Example sentences
    • Polar bears have a heavy stout body with strong muscular legs and well-developed neck muscles.
    • Get these out of the way while you're fresh and strong enough to use heavy weight.
    • The man facing them was taller than both by a few inches, and had strong, brawny arms.
    Example sentences
    • Despite being paralysed from the neck down after a car accident, Clive was a strong and independent character, she said.
    • A man possessed of a strong independent spirit, he lived on his own in Derreens until his early nineties.
    • The new Bollywood stars are role models for them, strong, independent and bold.
    1.2 (healthy, sound)
    you mustn't get up till you're stronger
    no te levantes hasta que no estés más fuerte
    she's never been very strong
    Example sentences
    • Hmm, you've got to have a pretty strong constitution to whack down two uncooked eggs as Mr Hogg suggests.
    • And, frankly that would have any man with a strong constitution running for The Other Bus.
    • To explore the hole you needed a very long ladder and a strong constitution: it stank and was crawling with rats.
    1.3 (firm)
    you must be strong and resist temptation
    tienes que ser fuerte y resistir la tentación
    Example sentences
    • Fear is a powerful motivator, and it takes strong ethics to resist the temptation to abuse it.
    • He said attitudinal change among the people is a strong weapon to defeat the cult of violence.
    • I resisted the strong temptation to tell him to go jump off a cliff, and kept quiet.
  • 2 2.1 (solid)
    the chair's not strong enough to take your weight
    la silla no va a aguantar tu peso
    the strong ties that bind our two countries
    los fuertes lazos que unen nuestros dos países
    Example sentences
    • By 1216 the castle was sufficiently strong to withstand a siege by forces opposed to King John.
    • Basically any pumpkin that is strong enough to withstand sharp carving tools can be used for making designs.
    • You are entitled to goods which are not faulty and are strong enough to withstand normal use for a reasonable period of time.
    2.2 (powerful)
    she had strong reasons not to do it
    tenía poderosas razones para no hacerlo
    2.3 (violent)
    a strong breeze was blowing
    soplaba una brisa fuerte
    Example sentences
    • He slowly backed out of the stream before the rush became too strong to resist.
    • We've got a pretty strong south wind.
    • Although there was a very strong wind we managed a swim in the Atlantic.
  • 3 3.1 (deeply held, committed)
    we have strong reservations about this candidate
    tenemos grandes dudas acerca de este candidato
    I'm a strong believer in discipline
    creo firmemente en la disciplina
    soy un gran partidario de la disciplina
    Example sentences
    • I look forward to establishing a strong working relationship with you and to continue representing your company.
    • They have strong beliefs, but strong beliefs firmly anchored in the real and the achievable.
    • This Institute has already established a strong track record in the research arena.
    3.2 (forceful)
    de peso
    he protested in the strongest possible terms
    protestó de la manera más enérgica
    I sent him a strong letter
    le mandé una carta bastante dura
    she condemned the action in strong language
    condenó la acción enérgicamente or con palabras muy duras
    she made out a strong case for reform
    presentó la necesidad de una reforma de manera muy convincente
    Example sentences
    • Does that argument reveal a strong case for electoral reform in Canada?
    • The evidence suggests that a strong case can be made for a planned strategy using militia.
    • If the case is as strong as it sounds, then it may settle on favorable terms to the white plaintiffs.
    Example sentences
    • Apart from the sexually explicit scenes, the language is very strong.
    • Their language is so strong, we've got to redefine, we've gotta take back words.
    • The language is strong beyond maximum Trebor strength yet never jars; the performances even stronger.
  • 4 (definite) 4.1
    con muchas or buenas posibilidades
    she has a strong foreign accent
    tiene un fuerte or marcado acento extranjero
    he has a strong chance of being promoted
    tiene muchas or buenas posibilidades de que lo asciendan
    Example sentences
    • Her crunch has the ability to sense strong emotion and she could track me here.
    • In the minds of Chinese, this history inspires a strong sense of indignation.
    • Her strong sense of duty called to mind her grandfather George V and Queen Victoria.
    Example sentences
    • The male with the wheat colored hair and strong hawk like feature came forward, behind Mint, surprising her.
    • This collection as usual, featured lots of strong colors and a variety of shapes.
    • She heard Vasic's voice, soft yet strong enough to cut through the chatter.
  • 5 (good)
    she gave a strong performance as Ophelia
    su interpretación de Ofelia fue muy convincente
    tact is not one of her strong points
    el tacto no es su punto fuerte
    geography is my strongest subject
    geografía es la asignatura en la que estoy más fuerte
    geografía es mi mejor asignatura
    she's a strong swimmer
    es una buena nadadora
    to be strong on somethingthis writer is particularly strong on characterization
    el fuerte de este escritor es la caracterización
    she's strong on French history
    su fuerte es la historia francesa
    the report is strong on speculation and weak on fact
    el informe tiene mucho de conjetura y pocos datos concretos
    Example sentences
    • Thresher sharks can grow up to 20 ft and are strong swimmers who can completely vault out of water.
    • The spokesman explained that, if caught in a rip tide, strong swimmers should swim for shore at a 45 angle to the current.
    • Myra's grief was tinged with guilt that she, the strong swimmer who could have saved him, should have been there with him that day.
  • 6 6.1 (concentrated)
    bien definido or perfilado
    don't touch strong drink
    no pruebe las bebidas fuertes
    Example sentences
    • To drink strong liquor is also useful since nights get rather cold on the grasslands.
    • The jury heard how Hart had drunk strong coffee repeatedly as he drove, had the driver's window wound fully down and the car radio on.
    • Also on display was his lager and strong ale, so we gave it a quality control test, to make sure that they still tasted good.
    6.2 (of high intensity)
    you need stronger glasses
    necesita unas gafas or (esp Latin America) unos lentes con más aumento
    Example sentences
    • Bright lights, especially flashing lights, and strong smells, can also bring on an attack.
    • Sometimes we had to break down doors, and that was hard for my guys who are going from strong sunlight into interiors that could be hostile.
    • Throughout the dream, I am overwhelmed by a strong smell of dampness.
    6.3 (pungent)
    Example sentences
    • The chicken tasted very fresh and the sauce was delicious with a strong mustard flavour.
    • It proved fresh and filling with a strong tomato flavour and far too much pasta for a mere mortal to consume in one session.
    • It had a dark orange sauce with a strong coconut flavour that was really quite enticing.
    6.4 (unacceptable) that's a bit strong, isn't it? [colloquial] [dated]
    eso es un poco fuerte, ¿no?
    this film is strong meat
    esta película es bastante subida de tono
  • 7 (in number) (no comparative) an army ten thousand strong
    un ejército de diez mil hombres
    (before noun) a ten-strong team
    un equipo de diez personas ( or jugadores etc. )
  • 8 (Linguistics) (no comparative)
    Example sentences
    • It is very concrete, and consists of strong nouns and a strong verb, with no modifiers.


  • to be going strong (car/machine)
    marchar bien
    ir or marchar viento en popa
    he's 85 and still going strong
    tiene 85 años y sigue (estando) en plena forma
    see alsocome on 5
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