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"Greater" is a form of "great", an adjective which is often translated as "estupendo". "Bigger" is an adjective which is often translated as "más grande". Learn more about the difference between "greater" and "bigger" below.
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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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bigger
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (larger)
a. más grande
My sister has a bigger room, but I have a private bathroom.Mi hermana tiene una habitación más grande, pero yo tengo un baño privado.
2. (more meaningful)
a. más grande
If we don't correct small mistakes, they turn into bigger mistakes.Si no corregimos los errores pequeños, se convierten en errores más grandes.
b. más grave
It was a relatively small accident. I'm thankful that it wasn't bigger.Fue un accidente relativamente menor. Agradezco que no haya sido más grave.
3. (more important)
a. más grande
This offer isn't bad, but I think we can get some bigger ones.Esta oferta no está mal, pero creo que podemos conseguir unas más grandes.
b. más importante
We have bigger problems to worry about.Tenemos problemas más importantes sobre los que preocuparnos.
c. más conocido
The artist broke his contract to move to a bigger record label.El artista rompió su contrato para cambiar a un sello discográfico más conocido.
4. (older)
a. más grande
You have to be bigger to go on this ride.Tienes que ser más grande para montar esta atracción.
b. mayor
The bigger kids can keep an eye on Mikey for an hour.Los niños mayores pueden cuidar a Mikey por una hora.
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