fat(
faht
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (overweight)
a. gordo
It really isn't polite to call people fat.Es de mala educación llamar gorda a la gente.
2. (thick)
a. grueso
I've been carrying around these fat books all day and my back hurts.He estado llevando estos libros gruesos el día entero y me duele la espalda.
b. gordo
My wallet is fat with receipts and ticket stubs.La cartera la tengo gorda con recibos y talones de boleto.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(lucrative)
a. jugoso
He just signed a fat contract that will keep him on the team for the next five years.Acaba de firmar un contrato jugoso que lo mantendrá en el equipo para los próximos cinco años.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(expressing contempt)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
A fat lot of help you were last time! I prefer to do it alone.¡De mucha ayuda fuiste la última vez! Prefiero hacerlo solo.
You? Get a promotion? Fat chance!¿Que te van a dar una promoción? ¡No me hagas reír!
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (substance in food)
a. la grasa
(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).
You must stop eating foods that are high in fat and sodium.Tiene que dejar de comer comidas altas en grasa y sodio.
6. (anatomy)
a. la grasa
(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).
This exercise is supposed to help you burn fat.Este ejercicio se supone que te ayudará a quemar grasa.
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fat
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la grasa
(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).
fat contentmateria grasa
2. (idioms)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
(colloquial)
the fat's in the fire!¡la que se va a armar!
to live off the fat of the landvivir a cuerpo de rey
3. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to chew the fat (with somebody)estar de charla or
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (person)
a. gordo(a)
5. (meat)
a. graso(a)
6. (colloquial)
a. jugoso(a) (check, salary)
to get fatengordar
7. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to grow fat at the expense of othershacerse rico(a) a costa de los demás
8. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
a fat lot of good that'll do you!¡pues sí que te va a servir de mucho!
9. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
fat catpez gordo
10. (pejorative)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
fat cat executivealto ejecutivo con un salario desproporcionado
11. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
fat chance!¡ni soñarlo! ¡ya mero!
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fat [fæt]
adjective
fatter (comparative)fattest (superlative)
1 (plump) [+person] gordo; [+face, cheeks, limbs] relleno; gordo
to get fat engordar; he grew fat on the proceeds or profits se enriqueció con los beneficios
it's not over till the fat lady sings mientras hay vida, hay esperanza; hasta el rabo todo es toro (informal)
2 (fatty) [+meat, pork] graso
fat bacon tocino (m) graso; tocino (m) con mucha grasa
3 (thick) [+book] grueso
4 (substantial) [+profit] grande; pingüe; [+salary] muy elevado; muy alto
a fat cheque un cheque muy cuantioso
hearts and minds are not necessarily bought by fat cheques No one knows what that envelope contains. It could be a fat cheque or an unforgettable booby prize worth next to nothing he wants the federal government to write one more fat check for the super rich in the form of a reduction in capital gains taxes
the fat years los años de las vacas gordas
5 (minimal)
fat chance! ¡ni soñarlo!
I'll make it a magnum of champagne # On your pension? Fat chance! the doctor was here. Wanted to hospitalize him. Fat chance of that Would your car be easy to steal? Fat chance. I've got a device that shuts down the gas
a fat lot he knows about it! ¡qué sabrá él!
"James says you'll have to have the house rewired if it's so old" — "A fat lot he knows about it!"
a fat lot of good that is! ¡eso no sirve de nada!; y eso ¿de qué sirve?
noun
(on person, in food) grasa (f); (for cooking) manteca (f)
he needs to get rid of that excess fat necesita eliminar toda esa grasa que le sobra; a short, middle-aged man, tending to fat un hombre bajito, de mediana edad, más bien gordo; animal/vegetable fats grasas (f) animales/vegetales; beef/chicken fat grasa (f) de vaca or ternera/de pollo; (Esp) fry in deep fat freír en aceite abundante; double cream is 48 per cent fat la nata para montar tiene un 48 por ciento de materia grasa
now the fat's in the fire se va a armar la gorda (informal)
to live off the fat of the land vivir a cuerpo de rey
Though the denizens of the South were convinced that the unemployed were living off the fat of the land, in Bootham one saw shoddily clad women wheeling dirty babies in decrepit prams, men standing idly round on street corners he was pretty fed up with these bloated royalists who were living off the fat of the land and off American aid while—while the rest of the country was starving
modifier
fat cat (n) pez (m) gordo (informal)
fat content (n) contenido (m) de materia grasa
it has a very high fat content tiene un contenido muy alto de materia grasa
fat farm (n) (US) clínica (f) de adelgazamiento
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