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"Fat" is an adjective which is often translated as "gordo", and "plump" is an adjective which is often translated as "rechoncho". Learn more about the difference between "fat" and "plump" below.
fat(
faht
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (overweight)
a. gordo
It really isn't polite to call people fat.Es de mala educación llamar gorda a la gente.
2. (thick)
a. grueso
I've been carrying around these fat books all day and my back hurts.He estado llevando estos libros gruesos el día entero y me duele la espalda.
b. gordo
My wallet is fat with receipts and ticket stubs.La cartera la tengo gorda con recibos y talones de boleto.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(lucrative)
a. jugoso
He just signed a fat contract that will keep him on the team for the next five years.Acaba de firmar un contrato jugoso que lo mantendrá en el equipo para los próximos cinco años.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(expressing contempt)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
A fat lot of help you were last time! I prefer to do it alone.¡De mucha ayuda fuiste la última vez! Prefiero hacerlo solo.
You? Get a promotion? Fat chance!¿Que te van a dar una promoción? ¡No me hagas reír!
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (substance in food)
a. la grasa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
You must stop eating foods that are high in fat and sodium.Tiene que dejar de comer comidas altas en grasa y sodio.
6. (anatomy)
a. la grasa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
This exercise is supposed to help you burn fat.Este ejercicio se supone que te ayudará a quemar grasa.
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plump(
pluhmp
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (fat)
a. rechoncho
The painter filled the romantic scene with plump cherubs.El pintor llenó la escena romántica de querubines rechonchos.
b. llenito (face)
Every time I see my aunt, she comments on how plump my cheeks are and pinches them.Cada vez que veo a mi tía, me dice qué llenitas tengo las mejillas y me las pellizca.
c. regordete
I've gotten a bit plump lately. I can't fit any of my old clothes.Me puse un poco regordete últimamente. No me entra nada.
d. rollizo (person)
Yes, he might be plump, but he's actually the fastest person on our team.Sí, puede que sea rollizo, pero en realidad es la persona más rápida de nuestro equipo.
2. (culinary)
a. gordo
This plump chicken should be able to feed a family of eight.Este pollo gordo debe poder alimentar a una familia de ocho personas.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (culinary)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. hacer hinchar
Plump the raisins with hot water before adding them to the cookie dough.Haz hinchar las pasas con agua caliente antes de añadirlas a la masa de galletas.
4. (to make fat)
a. engordar
You've lost so much weight since you went to college. Let's plump you up.Perdiste mucho peso desde que te fuiste a la universidad. Te engordaremos.
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