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"Wealth" is a noun which is often translated as "la riqueza", and "rich" is an adjective which is often translated as "rico". Learn more about the difference between "wealth" and "rich" below.
wealth(
wehlth
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (material possessions)
a. la riqueza
(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 sultan was a man of fabulous wealth.El sultán era un hombre de una riqueza fabulosa.
2. (resources)
a. la riqueza
(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 country's mineral wealth has been underestimated.La riqueza mineral del país ha sido subestimada.
3. (a large amount)
a. la abundancia
(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 new book contains a wealth of useful suggestions.Este nuevo libro contiene una abundancia de sugerencias útiles.
b. la profusión
(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).
We welcomed in the new year with a wealth of food and good cheer.Le dimos la bienvenida al año nuevo con una profusión de comida y alegría.
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rich(
rihch
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (wealthy)
a. rico
His grandfather was rich and left him a trust fund.Su abuelo era rico y le dejó un fondo fiduciario.
2. (luxurious)
a. suntuoso
The furniture looked rich and unmistakably French.El mobiliario era suntuoso e inconfundiblemente francés.
3. (plentiful)
a. abundante
We offer you a rich resource guide.Te ofrecemos una guía con abundantes recursos.
b. rico
This soil is rich in organic matter.Este suelo es rico en materia orgánica.
4. (tasty)
a. sabroso
The sauce is very rich and creamy.La salsa es muy sabrosa y cremosa.
b. pesado (negative connotation)
The food was too rich for me.La comida me resultó demasiado pesada.
5. (concentrated)
a. intenso
It is a roasted coffee with a rich aroma.Es un café tostado de intenso aroma.
b. generoso (wine)
It is reminiscent of the rich wines of the Tuscan countryside.Hace pensar en los vinos generosos de la campaña toscana.
6. (deep)
a. intenso (color)
On the wall there was a medieval tapestry of rich colors.En la pared había un tapiz medieval de colores intensos.
b. profundo (voice)
More impressive still than his piano playing was his rich voice.Aún más impresionante que su forma de tocar el piano era su profunda voz.
7. (fertile)
a. fértil
The land was rich and the harvest plentiful.La tierra era fértil y la cosecha era abundante.
8.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(funny)
a. gracioso
That's rich coming from you.Es gracioso que seas tú quien dice eso.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
9. (wealthy people)
a. los ricos
(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 rich will keep getting richer and richer.Los ricos seguirán haciéndose cada vez más ricos.
riches
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
10. (wealth)
a. la riqueza
(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 pirates sailed the seven seas in search of riches.Los piratas navegaron los siete mares en busca de riqueza.
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