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"Overweight" is an adjective which is often translated as "con sobrepeso", and "fat" is an adjective which is often translated as "gordo". Learn more about the difference between "overweight" and "fat" below.
overweight(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (too heavy)
a. con sobrepeso
The government believes the soda tax will benefit overweight people.El gobierno cree que el impuesto a los refrescos beneficiará a la gente con sobrepeso.
b. con exceso de peso
All passengers with overweight suitcases must pay an extra $50.Todo pasajero con una maleta con exceso de peso tendrá que pagar un recargo de $50.
c. demasiado gordo
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(especially living things)
Mariana got a letter from the school informing her that her son was overweight.Mariana recibió una carta de la escuela informándole que su hijo estaba demasiado gordo.
d. obeso (only living things)
Your dog is overweight; you need to walk him more.Tu perro está obeso; tienes que sacarlo a caminar más.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (obesity)
a. el exceso de peso
(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).
Childhood overweight can lead to health problems in later life.El exceso de peso en la infancia puede producir problemas de salud más adelante en la vida.
b. el sobrepeso
(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).
There are various gadgets available for monitoring overweight.Hay varios aparatos disponibles para controlar el sobrepeso.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (finance)
a. sobrevalorar
Experienced investors are usually wise to overweighted stocks.Inversores con experiencia normalmente conocen cuando las acciones están sobrevaloradas.
4. (to overload)
a. sobrecargar
Traffickers continue to overweight vessels with refugees fleeing desperate situations.Los traficantes siguen sobrecargando embarcaciones con refugiados huyendo de situaciones desesperadas.
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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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