Quick answer
"Wealthy" is an adjective which is often translated as "rico", and "rich" is an adjective which is also often translated as "rico". Learn more about the difference between "wealthy" and "rich" below.
wealthy(
wehl
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thi
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (rich)
a. rico
Every year, Forbes magazine publishes a list of the wealthiest people around the world.Cada año, la revista Forbes publica una lista de las personas más ricas del planeta.
b. acaudalado
Some people pretend to be wealthy by wearing expensive clothes and accessories.Algunas personas fingen ser acaudaladas vistiendo ropa y complementos caros.
c. adinerado
His ultimate goal was to marry a wealthy woman so he doesn't need to work.Su mayor aspiración era casarse con una mujer adinerada para no tener que trabajar.
d. pudiente
He married a girl from a wealthy family and now he's living in a castle in France.Se casó con una chica de familia pudiente y ahora vive en un castillo en Francia.
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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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