big deal

big deal(
bihg
 
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An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
interjection
1. (used to express disdain)
a. y qué
Your sister got an award at school today. - Big deal. What do I care?Tu hermana ganó un premio en la escuela hoy. - ¿Y qué? ¿Qué me importa?
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
2. (something important; used with the indefinite article)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I think turning 15 is still quite a big deal for girls in Hispanic countries.Creo que aún se le da bastante importancia a la quinceañera en países hispanos.
You may not want to get married, but it's a big deal for me.A ti no te importará casarte, pero para mí tiene importancia.
3. (used in negative expressions)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Alex has rich parents, so spending all that money is no big deal for him.Álex tiene padres ricos, así que gastarse todo ese dinero para él no es gran cosa.
Why are you worried about someone seeing you smoking? It's no big deal.¿Por qué te preocupa que te vean fumar? No es para tanto.
4. (unnecessary complication)
a. el gran lío
(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).
(M)
I just wanted to invite some friends over for dinner, and my wife turned it into a big deal.Solo quería invitar a algunos amigos a la casa a cenar, y mi esposa lo convirtió en un gran lío.
b. el follón
(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).
(M)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Why do you have to make a big deal out of a simple request?¿Por que tienes que hacer tanto follón por una simple petición?
c. el problema
(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).
(M)
I don't understand what the big deal is. Why won't the city give us a permit to start building now?No entiendo cuál es el problema. ¿Por qué la ciudad no nos da un permiso para comenzar a construir ahora?
5. (important person)
a. el peso pesado
(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).
(M)
, la peso pesado
(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).
(F)
That guy sitting over there is a big deal in the real estate industry.Ese tipo sentado por allá es un peso pesado en la industria inmobiliaria.
b. el pez gordo
(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).
(M)
, la pez gordo
(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).
(F)
Most people in this town see Oliver as a big deal and they give him special treatment, so don't cross him.La mayoría de la gente en esta ciudad considera que Oliver es un pez gordo y le dan un trato especial, así que no lo enfades.
c. el picudo
(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).
(M)
, la picuda
(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).
(F)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Marco is a big deal around here. If you need a connection in the government, you have to talk to him.Marco es un picudo por estos rumbos. Si necesitas una palanca en el gobierno, tienes que hablar con él.
d. el groso
(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).
(M)
, la grosa
(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).
(F)
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(Southern Cone)
Jacob thinks he's a big deal in the film industry, but hardly anyone even knows who he is.Jacob piensa que es un groso en la industria del cine, pero casi nadie sabe quién es.
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