An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (a sufficient amount of)
a. enough
Hay bastante espacio para una fiesta.There is enough room for a party.
2. (a considerable amount of)
a. quite a lot of
Nos deben bastante dinero y se niegan a pagarnos.They owe us quite a lot of money and they refuse to pay.
b. quite
Durante el invierno hace bastante frío en esta oficina.In the winter, it is quite cold in this office.
c. a fair amount of
La dirección de la empresa está sometida a bastante presión por parte de los sindicatos.The company management is under a fair amount of pressure from the unions.
d. plenty of
Trae bastantes sillas porque somos muchos.Bring plenty of chairs because there are quite a lot of us.
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
3. (a sufficient amount)
a. enough
¿No quieres ver la segunda parte del programa? - No, gracias. Ya he visto bastante. Es aburridísimo.Don't you want to see the second part of the program? - No, thank you. I've seen enough. It's really boring.
4. (a considerable amount)
a. quite a lot
¿Hay pan? - Sí, bastante. Creo que compré demasiado.Is there any bread? - Yes, quite a lot. I think I bought too much.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
5. (sufficiently)
a. enough
Esta ciudad no es lo bastante grande para los dos.This town isn't big enough for the two of us.
6. (considerably)
a. quite a lot
¿Qué te parece la novela? - Me gusta bastante.What do you think of the novel? - I like it quite a lot.
b. quite
Mi hermana es bastante delgada, pero no tanto como mi madre.My sister is quite thin, but not as thin as my mother.
c. fairly
La hermana de mi novia puede tocar el piano bastante bien.My girlfriend's sister can play the piano fairly well.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (suficiente)
a. enough
no tengo dinero bastanteI haven't got enough money
2. (mucho)
tengo bastante fríoI'm quite o pretty cold
bastantes librosquite a lot of books, a fair number of books
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
3. (suficientemente)
es lo bastante lista para…she's smart enough to…
4. (considerablemente)
a. quite, pretty
b. quite a lot
es bastante fácilit's pretty o quite easy
bastante mejorquite a lot better
me gustó bastanteI enjoyed it quite a lot
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
5. (general)
éramos bastantesthere were quite a few o a lot of us
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1 (suficiente) enough;para for
hay bastante sitio para todos there is enough room for everyone; ¿no tienes ya bastantes? haven't you got enough?; no había bastante público there wasn't a big enough audience
—dame dos flores más —¿no tienes ya bastantes?
2 (mucho) quite a lot of; a fair amount of
han dejado bastante comida they've left quite a lot of o a fair amount of food; hace bastante frío it's quite cold
hace bastante rato
se marchó hace bastante rato he left quite some time ago; la calidad deja bastante que desear the quality leaves much to be desired
nuestra interpretación bachiana deja bastante que desear como estrategia politica dejaria bastante que desear en la lucha contra el terrorismo Visto el ejercito desde dentro,deja bastante que desear
3 (muchos) quite a lot of; quite a few
vinieron bastantes personas a la fiesta hay bastante gente
había bastantes invitados en la recepción there were quite a lot of o quite a few guests at the reception; —¿tienes muchos cuadros? —bastantes "do you have many paintings?" — "quite a few"
[hacer bastante frío]
4 (México) (demasiado) too much
está gordo porque come bastante
1 (suficiente) enough
no ha llovido bastante para que se llenen los embalses
ya has comido bastante you've eaten enough
tener bastante [(como) para que...]
no tenemos bastante para ir de vacaciones we haven't enough to go on holiday; ya tienen bastante como para que vayamos también nosotros con nuestros problemas they've got enough on their plate already without us taking our problems along
la casa es bastante grande [ser lo bastante alto (como) para alcanzarlo]
es lo bastante alto como para alcanzarlo he's tall enough to reach it
2 (de forma considerable) (con verbos) quite a lot; (con adjetivos, adverbios) quite
los niños han cambiado bastante the children have changed a fair amount o quite a lot; lo he visto bastante últimamente I've seen a fair amount of him o quite a lot of him recently; me gusta bastante I quite like it; I like it quite a lot
es bastante bueno
el libro está bastante bien it's a fairly good book; it's quite a good book; estoy bastante cansado I'm rather o quite tired
está bastante cerca es un hombre bastante rico
habla inglés bastante bien she speaks quite good English; her English is quite good; vivo bastante lejos I live quite a long way away
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