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grueso
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grueso(
grweh
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soh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (measurement)
a. thickness
¿Puedes anotar el grueso de estas tablas de madera, por favor?Can you jot down the thickness of these wooden boards, please?
2. (main part)
a. main body
Al final, el favorito llegó a la meta con el grueso de los competidores.In the end, the favorite reached the finish line with the main body of his competitors.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (not thin)
a. thick
Este tronco es demasiado grueso para cortarlo con esa motosierra.This log is too thick to cut with that chainsaw.
4. (corpulent)
a. thickset
En aquel momento, entró en la tienda un hombre bajo y grueso con el pelo moreno.At that moment, a short, thickset man with brown hair came into the store.
b. fat
Mi hijo se ha puesto a dieta porque dice que está muy grueso.My son has gone on a diet because he says he's too fat.
c. stout
Mi perro no es obeso, es solo un poco grueso.My dog isn't obese; he's just a bit stout.
5. (substantial)
a. thick
Estoy buscando una bufanda de lana gruesa para invierno.I'm looking for a thick woolen scarf for winter.
6. (rough)
a. coarse
No te recomiendo esa tela para un vestido de verano; es demasiado gruesa.I wouldn't recommend that fabric for a summer dress; it's too coarse.
7. (difficult)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. complicated
Está muy gruesa la situación con los migrantes.The immigrant situation is very complicated.
gruesa
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
8. (twelve groups of twelve)
a. twelve dozen
Ve a la ferretería y compra una gruesa de clavos.Go to the hardware store and buy twelve dozen nails.
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grueso
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (espeso)
a. thick
2. (corpulento)
a. thickset
3. (obeso)
a. fat
4. (en grano)
a. coarse
sal gruesacoarse salt
5. (meteorology)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
mar gruesastormy o heavy sea
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
6. (grosor)
a. thickness
7. (parte mayor)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
el grueso dethe bulk of
el grueso del público ya se ha marchadomost of the crowd has already left
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grueso
adjective
1 (obeso) [+persona] stout; thickset
2 [+jersey, pared, libro, tronco] thick; [+intestino] large; [+mar] heavy
3 (basto) [+tela, humor] coarse
1 (grosor) thickness
2 (parte principal) main part; major portion; [de gente, tropa] main body; mass
el grueso del pelotón (en carrera) the pack; the main body of the runners; va mezclado con el grueso del pasaje he is mingling with the mass of the passengers
3 (Com)
en grueso in bulk
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