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"Large" is an adjective which is often translated as "grande", and "medium" is an adjective which is often translated as "mediano". Learn more about the difference between "large" and "medium" below.
large(
larj
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (in size)
a. grande
I need a large work space that can accommodate all my tools.Yo necesito un espacio de trabajo grande, en el que quepan todas mis herramientas.
2. (in quantity)
a. grande
We bought timber in large quantities.Compramos madera en grandes cantidades.
b. numeroso
There was a large group of people waiting outside.Había un grupo numeroso de gente esperando fuera.
3. (in importance)
a. importante
Music played a large part in his life.La música tuvo un papel importante en su vida.
4. (in scope)
a. amplio
The event received large coverage by the media.El evento recibió amplia cobertura en los medios de comunicación.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (clothing size)
a. talla grande
I'm usually a large, but this jacket is really big on me.Normalmente soy talla grande, pero esta chamarra me queda muy grande.
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medium(
mi
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di
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uhm
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (intermediate)
a. mediano
I wear a size medium in shirts.Visto talla mediana en camisas.
b. medio
I have a medium height dog.Tengo un perro de altura media.
2. (culinary)
a. a punto
A medium sirloin steak is a little tough.Un solomillo a punto es un poco duro.
b. a término medio
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
I want my beef medium.Quiero mi ternera a término medio.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (means)
a. el medio
(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).
She expresses her thoughts through the medium of poetry.Expresa sus pensamientos usando el medio de la poesía.
4. (art)
a. el medio
(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).
The artist's favorite medium is charcoal.El medio favorito del artista es el carboncillo.
5. (environment)
a. el medio
(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).
These animals live in a liquid medium.Estos animales viven en un medio líquido.
6. (for growing a culture)
a. el caldo de cultivo
(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).
Any liquid at room temperature is a perfect medium for growing bacteria.Cualquier líquido a temperatura ambiente es un caldo de cultivo perfecto para las bacterias.
7. (for preserving specimens)
a. la sustancia para conservar
(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).
Put the tissue sample in the medium and tightly close the lid of the container.Pon la muestra de tejido en la sustancia para conservar y cierra herméticamente la tapa del recipiente.
8. (solvent)
a. el diluyente
(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).
Add more pigment to the medium and give it a good stir.Añade más pigmento al diluyente y mézclalo bien.
9. (profession)
a. el médium
(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 médium
(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).
The medium goes into a trance to communicate with the spirits.El médium entra en trance para comunicarse con los espíritus.
10. (clothing size)
a. la talla mediana
(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).
I'm surprised your brother wears a medium; he's so tall.Me sorprende que tu hermano es talla mediana; es muy alto.
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