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"Demasiado" is an adverb which is often translated as "too", and "bastante" is an adjective which is often translated as "enough". Learn more about the difference between "demasiado" and "bastante" below.
demasiado(
deh
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mah
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syah
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doh
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (in excess)
a. too
No me juzgues demasiado rápido.Don't judge me too quickly.
b. too much
Si corro demasiado, me duelen las rodillas.If I run too much, my knees hurt.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (in excess)
a. too much (uncountable)
Fue demasiada comida para mí.It was too much food for me.
b. too many (countable)
Son demasiadas tareas para una persona.There are too many tasks for one person.
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bastante(
bahs
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tahn
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teh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (a sufficient amount of)
a. enough
Hay bastante espacio para una fiesta.There is enough room for a party.
2. (a considerable amount of)
a. quite a lot of
Nos deben bastante dinero y se niegan a pagarnos.They owe us quite a lot of money and they refuse to pay.
b. quite
Durante el invierno hace bastante frío en esta oficina.In the winter, it is quite cold in this office.
c. a fair amount of
La dirección de la empresa está sometida a bastante presión por parte de los sindicatos.The company management is under a fair amount of pressure from the unions.
d. plenty of
Trae bastantes sillas porque somos muchos.Bring plenty of chairs because there are quite a lot of us.
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
3. (a sufficient amount)
a. enough
¿No quieres ver la segunda parte del programa? - No, gracias. Ya he visto bastante. Es aburridísimo.Don't you want to see the second part of the program? - No, thank you. I've seen enough. It's really boring.
4. (a considerable amount)
a. quite a lot
¿Hay pan? - Sí, bastante. Creo que compré demasiado.Is there any bread? - Yes, quite a lot. I think I bought too much.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
5. (sufficiently)
a. enough
Esta ciudad no es lo bastante grande para los dos.This town isn't big enough for the two of us.
6. (considerably)
a. quite a lot
¿Qué te parece la novela? - Me gusta bastante.What do you think of the novel? - I like it quite a lot.
b. quite
Mi hermana es bastante delgada, pero no tanto como mi madre.My sister is quite thin, but not as thin as my mother.
c. fairly
La hermana de mi novia puede tocar el piano bastante bien.My girlfriend's sister can play the piano fairly well.
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