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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (wanting to succeed)
a. ambicioso
I think he will succeed in life; he is a very ambitious man.Yo creo que él va a llegar muy lejos en la vida; es un hombre muy ambicioso.
2. (challenging)
a. ambicioso
The engineers are working on a very ambitious project which will completely change the city's road infrastructure.Los ingenieros están trabajando en un proyecto muy ambicioso que cambiará completamente la infraestructura vial de la ciudad.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. ambicioso(a)
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ambitious [æmˈbɪʃəs]
[+person, plan, goal] ambicioso
he was not an ambitious man no era un hombre ambicioso
Hollywood has attracted many ambitious parents desperate to turn their off-spring into child stars
perhaps you're being too ambitious quizá estés intentando abarcar demasiado; if you feel a bit more ambitious you could try this recipe si te sientes con ganas de probar algo más difícil, puedes intentar esta receta; to be ambitious for or of sth ambicionar algo
I'm not ambitious for fame and fortune I was ambitious of this honour
to be ambitious for sb ambicionar grandes cosas para algn; he was ambitious to be the boss aspiraba a or ambicionaba ser el jefe
my father was very ambitious for me to set up my own business to be ambitious for one's children She was protective of her husband, and ambitious for him
his ambitious reform programme su ambicioso programa de reforma; that's rather ambitious, isn't it? eso es bastante ambicioso, ¿no?
that sounds a bit ambitious "I'm going to write the defintive guide to the English language" — "That sounds a bit ambitious, old girl," he said cautiously.
starting with this could be a little ambitious empezar con eso podría ser querer abarcar demasiado or podría ser un poco ambicioso
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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