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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (sufficient)
a. suficiente
There's enough food for everyone.Hay suficiente comida para todos.
b. bastante
There is enough flour to make a loaf of bread.Hay bastante harina para preparar una hogaza de pan.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
2. (sufficiently)
a. lo suficiente
He doesn't earn enough to pay all his debts.No gana lo suficiente para pagar todas sus deudas.
b. bastante
I ate enough for lunch. I'm not hungry.Almorcé bastante. No tengo hambre.
c. lo bastante
I wrote enough to hand in the essay.Escribí lo bastante como para entregar el ensayo.
d. suficientemente
I didn't sleep enough last night and I am tired.No dormí suficientemente anoche y ahora estoy cansado.
e. lo suficientemente (when followed by adjective or adverb)
I'm not tall enough to play basketball.No soy lo suficientemente alto como para jugar al baloncesto.
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
3. (sufficient amount)
a. suficiente
Do you need more milk? No, I have enough.¿Necesitas más leche? No, tengo suficiente.
b. bastante
Do you want more juice? No, I have enough.¿Quiere más jugo? No, tengo bastante.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
4. (used to express irritation)
a. basta
Enough! I'm not giving you any more ice cream and that's that!¡Basta! No te doy más helado y se acabó.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. suficiente, bastante
more than enough money/winedinero/vino de sobra or más que suficiente
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
2. (general)
will this be enough?¿bastará or será bastante con esto?
I haven't got enoughno tengo suficiente
more than enoughmás que suficiente
that's enoughes suficiente
that's enough!¡basta ya!
enough is enoughya basta
enough said!¡no me digas más!, ¡ni una palabra más!
to have enough to live ontener (lo suficiente) para vivir
to have had enough of somebody/somethingestar harto(a) de alguien/algo
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
3. (sufficiently)
a. suficientemente, bastante
good enoughsuficientemente bueno(a), suficiente
she is not strong/tall enoughno es lo bastante fuerte/alta
4. (reasonably)
a. bastante
she's a nice enough girlla chica es agradable or
oddly or strangely enough,…curiosamente,…
enough [ɪˈnʌf]
suficiente; bastante
we have enough apples tenemos suficientes or bastantes manzanas; I've got enough problems of my own ya tengo suficientes or bastantes problemas con los míos
NOTE: while suficiente can go either before or after the noun, bastante usually goes before the noun:
I haven't enough room no tengo suficiente or bastante espacio; no tengo espacio suficiente; did you get enough sleep? ¿has dormido bastante or lo suficiente?; they didn't have enough money to pay the rent no tenían suficiente dinero (como) para pagar el alquiler
there aren't enough books to go round they don't have enough food to eat you had more than enough time to finish it
more than enough money/time dinero/tiempo más que suficiente; dinero/tiempo de sobra
you've had more than enough wine
to be proof enough that ... ser prueba suficiente de que ...; probar a las claras que ...
1 [+suffer, help, talk] bastante; lo suficiente
I can't thank you enough no puedo agradecértelo bastante or lo suficiente
he opened the door just enough to see out abrió la puerta lo suficiente or lo bastante or lo justo (como) para poder mirar fuera
2 (lo) suficientemente; lo bastante
is that bag strong enough?
it's not big enough no es (lo) suficientemente grande; no es lo bastante grande; he's old enough to go alone es (lo) suficientemente mayor or es lo bastante mayor (como) para ir solo; that's a good enough excuse esa es una buena excusa; I'm sorry, that's not good enough lo siento, pero eso no basta; she seems happy enough parece bien contenta
this meat is not cooked enough this puzzle is easy enough for a child, but ... "here's the first lot, I'll bring the rest tomorrow" - "I'm sorry, that's not good enough, it was supposed to all be here today"
she was fool enough or stupid enough to listen to him fue tan estúpida que le hizo caso; he was kind enough to lend me the money tuvo la bondad or amabilidad de prestarme el dinero; it's hard enough to cope with two children, let alone with five ya es difícil defenderse con dos niños, cuanto peor con cinco
it's warm enough to swim she was stupid enough to believe him He was well enough to leave hospital He was close enough now to see them clearly He is good enough to win
he can't do it fast enough no lo puede hacer lo bastante or lo suficientemente rápido; no lo puede hacer con la suficiente rapidez; when he saw her coming he couldn't get away fast enough cuando la vio venir desapareció todo lo rápido que pudo
he hadn't prepared the report carefully enough no había preparado el informe con la debida atención
curiously or oddly or strangely enough por extraño or raro que parezca
you know well enough that ... sabes muy bien or de sobra que ...
they seem to be settling down well enough parece que se están adaptando bastante bien; he writes well enough, I suppose no escribe mal, supongo
bastante; suficiente
there are enough for everyone hay bastantes or suficientes para todos; will £15 be enough? ¿habrá bastante or suficiente con 15 libras?; ¿bastarán 15 libras?; ¿serán suficientes 15 libras?; that's enough, thanks con eso basta or ya es suficiente, gracias; that's enough! ¡basta ya!; ¡ya está bien!; as if that weren't enough por si eso fuera poco; have you had enough to eat? ¿has comido bastante or lo suficiente?; you don't eat enough no comes bastante or lo suficiente; we don't get paid enough no nos pagan bastante or lo suficiente; I have enough to do without taking on more work tengo ya bastante que hacer (como) para aceptar más trabajo; we earn enough to live on ganamos lo bastante or lo suficiente (como) para vivir
it's enough to drive you mad es (como) para volverse loco
enough's enough ¡basta ya!; ¡ya está bien!
it is enough for us to know that ... nos basta con saber que ...
we've got more than enough tenemos más que suficiente(s) or más que de sobra
take some apples, we've got more than enough take some milk, we've got more than enough
he has had more than enough to drink ha bebido más de la cuenta
I've had enough of his silly behaviour ya estoy harto de sus tonterías
you can never have enough of this scenery nunca se cansa uno de este paisaje
tell me when you've had enough I've had enough of watching this programme it was enough to prove his innocence he never has enough of work
I think you have said enough creo que ya has dicho bastante or suficiente
enough is as good as a feast rogar a Dios por santos mas no por tantos
When used as an adjective or a pronoun, bastante, like suficiente, agrees with the noun it describes or refers to:
Are there enough potatoes? ¿Hay bastantes patatas?
Eggs? Yes, there are enough ¿Huevos? Sí, hay bastantes
Don't add an "s" to the adverb bastante (i.e. when it modifies an adjective or verb other than ser, parecer etc):
They're not poor enough to get money from the State No son lo bastante pobres (como) para recibir dinero del Estado
We've studied these photographs enough Ya hemos estudiado bastante estas fotografías
After verbs - adverbial use
When a purpose is implied or stated, translate using lo suficiente or, especially in affirmative phrases, lo bastante:
We know enough to be able to say that these techniques are safe Sabemos lo suficiente or lo bastante (como) para afirmar que estas técnicas son seguras
When no purpose is implied or stated, translate using either bastante or lo suficiente:
He says he hasn't had enough to eat Dice que no ha comido bastante or no ha comido lo suficiente
We shall never be able to thank you enough Nunca se lo podremos agradecer bastante or lo suficiente
After adjectives and adverbs
Translate using lo + bastante + adjective/adverb or (lo) suficientemente + adjective/adverb:
He isn't good enough to take part in the Olympics No es lo bastante or (lo) suficientemente bueno (como) para participar en las Olimpiadas
She couldn't run fast enough to catch him No pudo correr lo bastante or (lo) suficientemente rápido (como) para atraparlo; No pudo correr lo bastante or lo suficiente (como) para atraparlo
To be enough
To be enough can often be translated using bastar:
That's enough! ¡Basta ya
That's enough to feed an army! Con eso basta para dar de comer a un regimiento
As bastar is an impersonal verb, it often takes an indirect object:
Promises are no longer enough for him Ya no le bastan las promesas
That's enough for him Con eso le basta
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