Quick answer
"Fat" is an adjective which is often translated as "gordo", and "thick" is an adjective which is often translated as "grueso". Learn more about the difference between "fat" and "thick" 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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thick(
thihk
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (size)
a. grueso
They covered the cake with a thick layer of frosting. Cubrieron el pastel con una capa gruesa de glaseado.
b. gordo
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
You wouldn't believe how thick my math book is.No te imaginas lo gordo que es mi libro de matemáticas.
2. (liquids)
a. espeso
How do you prepare such thick sauces?¿Cómo prepara unas salsas tan espesas?
3. (dense)
a. espeso
The forest was so thick that sunlight didn't reach the ground.El bosque era tan espeso que la luz del sol no llegaba a la tierra.
b. denso
I could hardly breathe with all that thick smoke.Apenas podía respirar con todo ese humo denso.
c. poblado
He had a long, thick beard.Llevaba una barba larga y poblada.
4. (language)
a. marcado (accent)
His thick Russian accent made it difficult to understand him.Su marcado acento ruso hacía que fuera difícil entenderlo.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(stupid)
a. corto
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
His new friend is a bit thick.Su nuevo amigo es un poco corto.
6. (voice)
a. pastosa (from drinking too much)
His voice was thick when he answered the phone.Tenía la voz pastosa cuando contestó al teléfono.
b. llena (emotion)
He thanked us all, his voice thick with emotion.Nos lo agradeció a todos con una voz llena de emoción.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
7. (in a thick layer)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The snow fell so thick that it was unsafe to drive.Nevó tan copiosamente que conducir era peligroso.
The toast was spread thick with jelly.La tostada tenía una capa bien gruesa de jalea.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
8. (middle of something)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I met them in the thick of the night.Me los encontré en plena noche.
She likes to be in the thick of things.Le gusta estar donde está la acción.
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