Translation of strong in Spanish:
adjective stronger Pronunciation: /ˈstrɔːŋgər/, /ˈstrɒŋgə(r)/, strongest Pronunciation: /ˈstrɔːŋgəst/, /ˈstrɒŋgɪst/
- 1 1.1 (physically powerful)(person/arm)(eyesight)to have strong nerves to be strong (person)ser fuerte or fornido(for lifting things etc)I can't lift it, I'm not strong enoughtener fuerzato have a strong stomachno puedo levantarlo, no tengo bastante fuerzatener mucho estómago(lit)poder comer de todoExample sentences
Example sentences1.2 (healthy, sound)
- 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.
(constitution)you mustn't get up till you're strongershe's never been very strongno te levantes hasta que no estés más fuerteExample sentences1.3 (firm)
- 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.
(character/leader)(leadership)you must be strong and resist temptationtienes que ser fuerte y resistir la tentación
- 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.
- 2 2.1 (solid) the chair's not strong enough to take your weightthe strong ties that bind our two countriesla silla no va a aguantar tu peso2.2 (powerful)los fuertes lazos que unen nuestros dos países(currency)she had strong reasons not to do it2.3 (violent)tenía poderosas razones para no hacerlo(current/wind)a strong breeze was blowingsoplaba una brisa fuerteExample 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)(views/beliefs/principles)(support)we have strong reservations about this candidateI'm a strong believer in disciplinetenemos grandes dudas acerca de este candidato3.2 (forceful)creo firmemente en la disciplinasoy un gran partidario de la disciplina(protest)he protested in the strongest possible termsI sent him a strong letterprotestó de la manera más enérgicashe condemned the action in strong languagele mandé una carta bastante durashe made out a strong case for reformcondenó la acción enérgicamente or con palabras muy duraspresentó la necesidad de una reforma de manera muy convincenteExample 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.
- 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.
- 4 (definite) 4.1(tendency/resemblance)(candidate)she has a strong foreign accentcon muchas or buenas posibilidadeshe has a strong chance of being promotedtiene un fuerte or marcado acento extranjero4.2tiene muchas or buenas posibilidades de que lo asciendan(chin)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.
- 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.
- 5 (good)(team)(cast)she gave a strong performance as Opheliatact is not one of her strong pointssu interpretación de Ofelia fue muy convincentegeography is my strongest subjectel tacto no es su punto fuerteshe's a strong swimmergeografía es la asignatura en la que estoy más fuertegeografía es mi mejor asignaturato be strong on somethingthis writer is particularly strong on characterizationes una buena nadadorashe's strong on French historyel fuerte de este escritor es la caracterizaciónthe report is strong on speculation and weak on factsu fuerte es la historia francesael informe tiene mucho de conjetura y pocos datos concretosExample 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.
- 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.
- 6 6.1 (concentrated)(shadow)bien definido or perfilado(beer/painkiller)(solution)don't touch strong drink6.2 (of high intensity)no pruebe las bebidas fuertes(lens)you need stronger glassesnecesita unas gafas or (especially Latin America) unos lentes con más aumentoExample sentences6.3 (pungent)
- 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.
Example sentences6.4 (unacceptable) that's a bit strong, isn't it? [colloquial] [dated]
- 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.
this film is strong meateso es un poco fuerte, ¿no?esta película es bastante subida de tonoExample 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 7 (in number) (no comparative) an army ten thousand strong(before noun) a ten-strong teamun ejército de diez mil hombresun equipo de diez personas ( or jugadores etc)
- to be going strong (car/machine)marchar bien(organization)he's 85 and still going strongir or marchar viento en popasee also → come on 5tiene 85 años y sigue (estando) en plena forma
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