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"Wide" is an adjective which is often translated as "ancho", and "heavy" is an adjective which is often translated as "pesado". Learn more about the difference between "wide" and "heavy" below.
wide(
wayd
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (in dimension)
a. ancho
Angelica's house is on a wide street.La casa de Angélica se encuentra en una calle ancha.
b. de ancho (specific measurement)
The lot measures 20 meters wide.El terreno mide 20 metros de ancho.
c. vasto
No army can impose firm control over the wide desert.Ningún ejército puede imponer un control firme sobre el vasto desierto.
d. amplio
There is a wide open space between the trees where the children play baseball.Hay un amplio espacio abierto entre los árboles donde los niños juegan béisbol.
e. grande
The differences between both candidates are wide.Las diferencias entre los dos candidatos son grandes.
f. muy abierto
The girl looked at the balloon with her eyes wide with joy.La niña miró el globo con los ojos muy abiertos de la alegría.
g. como platos
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Her eyes were wide with surprise when she saw Santa Claus for the first time.Tenía los ojos como platos de la sorpresa cuando vio a Papá Noel por primera vez.
2. (in extent)
a. amplio
There was wide coverage of the demonstration in the news.Hubo una cobertura amplia de la manifestación en el noticiero.
b. extenso
Ricardo has a wide area of responsibility at work.Ricardo tiene un área extensa de responsabilidad en el trabajo.
c. gran
The restaurant offers a wide variety of desserts.El restaurante ofrece una gran variedad de postres.
3. (off target; used with "of")
a. desviado
Your first shot was good, but the second was wide of the mark.El primer tiro fue bueno, pero el segundo estuvo desviado del blanco.
b. lejos de
It was a good try, but it was wide of the target.Fue un buen intento, pero estuvo lejos de la meta.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
4. (fully)
a. de par en par
We opened the windows wide to let the fresh air in.Abrimos las ventanas de par en par para dejar entrar el aire fresco.
b. bien
He stood on the boat deck with his feet wide apart to keep from falling over.Se paró en la cubierta del barco con los pies bien separados para evitar caerse.
c. mucho
The dentist told her to open her mouth wide.El dentista le dijo que abriera mucho la boca.
d. completamente
The children are still wide awake after playing all day.Los niños siguen completamente despiertos después de jugar todo el día.
e. totalmente
The troops will be wide open to attack if they follow the path through the mountains.Las tropas estarán totalmente expuestos a un ataque si siguen por el camino de la montaña.
5. (off target)
a. desviado
His header went wide.Su remate de cabeza salió desviado.
b. lejos
The ball went wide of the post.La pelota pasó lejos del poste.
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heavy(
heh
-
vi
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (weighty)
a. pesado
That box is heavy. Lift with your legs!Esa caja está pesada. ¡Usa tus piernas para levantarla!
2. (substantial)
a. denso
Traffic was heavy in the morning.La circulación de coches era densa por la mañana.
b. fuerte
Heavy rains are expected to cause river levels to rise.Se espera que las fuertes lluvias causen un aumento del caudal del río.
c. abundante (crops)
We've been blessed with a heavy crop of wheat this year.Hemos sido bendecidos con un abundante cultivo de trigo este año.
d. empedernido (drinker, smoker)
I was a heavy smoker for 20 years before I quit.Fui un fumador empedernido por 20 años antes de dejarlo.
e. grueso
The clouds are heavy with rain.Las nubes están gruesas de lluvia.
3. (tiring)
a. pesado
I'm exhausted after a heavy day at the hospital.Estoy exhausto después de un día pesado en el hospital.
4. (difficult to digest)
a. pesado
I have trouble sleeping after eating a heavy dinner.Me es difícil dormir después de una cena pesada.
5. (thick)
a. grueso
She bought a heavy coat for her first winter in Canada.Se compró un abrigo grueso para su primer invierno en Canadá.
6. (profound)
a. serio
The movie was just too heavy for my taste. I prefer comedies.La película fue demasiado seria para mí. Prefiero las comedias.
b. heavy
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
During dinner, We had a very heavy conversation about the meaning of life.Durante la cena, tuvimos una conversación muy heavy sobre el sentido de la vida.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
7. (thug)
a. el matón
(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 matona
(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).
(colloquial)
Two heavies robbed him.Dos matones lo asaltaron.
b. el gorila
(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 gorila
(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).
(colloquial)
Playing the heavy won't get you anywhere.Actuar como un gorila no te llevará a ningún lado.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
8. (lingering)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
After the fire, the smell of smoke hung heavy in the air.Después del incendio, el aire se quedó oliendo a humo.
That bread is lying heavy in my stomach.Ese pan me pesa en el estómago.
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