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"Great" is an adjective which is often translated as "estupendo", and "heavy" is an adjective which is often translated as "pesado". Learn more about the difference between "great" and "heavy" below.
great(
greyt
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (fantastic)
a. estupendo
Christine has a great job. It's interesting and well-paid.Chistine tiene un trabajo estupendo. Es interesante y está bien pagado
b. genial
The concert was great. You should have come along.El concierto estuvo genial. Deberías haber venido con nosotros.
c. fenomenal
We had a great time at the party. We didn't stop dancing all night.Lo pasamos fenomenal en la fiesta. No paramos de bailar en toda la noche.
d. fabuloso
They have a great house, with wonderful views.Tienen una casa fabulosa, con unas vistas increíbles.
e. sensacional
It's a great movie, as is the novel it's based on.Es una película sensacional, como lo es la novela en la que está basada.
f. excelente
The wine was great and the food was delicious.El vino era excelente y la comida estaba riquísima.
2. (outstanding)
a. gran (before nouns)
You too can be a great actor.Tú también puedes ser un gran actor.
3. (important)
a. gran (before nouns)
This is a great step in my career.Este es un gran paso en mi carrera.
4. (very large)
a. gran (before nouns)
It was a great and spooky house that stood on the hill.Fue una gran casa espeluznante que estaba en la colina.
b. grande (after nouns)
The giant had great feet that crushed many houses.El gigante tenía pies grandes que aplastaban muchas casas.
5. (used to indicate intensity)
a. gran (before nouns)
If this ceasefire holds, it would be a great relief for us all.Si el alto el fuego continúa, será un gran alivio para todos nosotros.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
6. (very well)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. fenomenal
You played great during your piano recital!¡Tocaste fenomenal durante tu recital de piano!
b. genial
My father cooks great. He makes some delicious soups.Mi padre cocina genial. Hace unas sopas riquísimas.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
7. (important person)
a. el grande
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
You're supposed to be one of the greats in this industry.Se supone que eres uno de los grandes en esta industria.
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heavy(
heh
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vi
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (weighty)
a. pesado
That box is heavy. Lift with your legs!Esa caja está pesada. ¡Usa tus piernas para levantarla!
2. (substantial)
a. denso
Traffic was heavy in the morning.La circulación de coches era densa por la mañana.
b. fuerte
Heavy rains are expected to cause river levels to rise.Se espera que las fuertes lluvias causen un aumento del caudal del río.
c. abundante (crops)
We've been blessed with a heavy crop of wheat this year.Hemos sido bendecidos con un abundante cultivo de trigo este año.
d. empedernido (drinker, smoker)
I was a heavy smoker for 20 years before I quit.Fui un fumador empedernido por 20 años antes de dejarlo.
e. grueso
The clouds are heavy with rain.Las nubes están gruesas de lluvia.
3. (tiring)
a. pesado
I'm exhausted after a heavy day at the hospital.Estoy exhausto después de un día pesado en el hospital.
4. (difficult to digest)
a. pesado
I have trouble sleeping after eating a heavy dinner.Me es difícil dormir después de una cena pesada.
5. (thick)
a. grueso
She bought a heavy coat for her first winter in Canada.Se compró un abrigo grueso para su primer invierno en Canadá.
6. (profound)
a. serio
The movie was just too heavy for my taste. I prefer comedies.La película fue demasiado seria para mí. Prefiero las comedias.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
7. (thug)
a. el matón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la matona
(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).
(colloquial)
Two heavies robbed him.Dos matones lo asaltaron.
b. el gorila
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la gorila
(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).
(colloquial)
Playing the heavy won't get you anywhere.Actuar como un gorila no te llevará a ningún lado.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
8. (lingering)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
After the fire, the smell of smoke hung heavy in the air.Después del incendio, el aire se quedó oliendo a humo.
That bread is lying heavy in my stomach.Ese pan me pesa en el estómago.
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