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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (weighty)
a. pesado
That box is heavy. Lift with your legs!Esa caja está pesada. ¡Usa tus piernas para levantarla!
2. (substantial)
a. denso
Traffic was heavy in the morning.La circulación de coches era densa por la mañana.
b. fuerte
Heavy rains are expected to cause river levels to rise.Se espera que las fuertes lluvias causen un aumento del caudal del río.
c. abundante (crops)
We've been blessed with a heavy crop of wheat this year.Hemos sido bendecidos con un abundante cultivo de trigo este año.
d. empedernido (drinker, smoker)
I was a heavy smoker for 20 years before I quit.Fui un fumador empedernido por 20 años antes de dejarlo.
e. grueso
The clouds are heavy with rain.Las nubes están gruesas de lluvia.
3. (tiring)
a. pesado
I'm exhausted after a heavy day at the hospital.Estoy exhausto después de un día pesado en el hospital.
4. (difficult to digest)
a. pesado
I have trouble sleeping after eating a heavy dinner.Me es difícil dormir después de una cena pesada.
5. (thick)
a. grueso
She bought a heavy coat for her first winter in Canada.Se compró un abrigo grueso para su primer invierno en Canadá.
6. (profound)
a. serio
The movie was just too heavy for my taste. I prefer comedies.La película fue demasiado seria para mí. Prefiero las comedias.
b. heavy
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g., joint, john).
During dinner, We had a very heavy conversation about the meaning of life.Durante la cena, tuvimos una conversación muy heavy sobre el sentido de la vida.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
7. (thug)
a. el matón
(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).
, la matona
(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).
Two heavies robbed him.Dos matones lo asaltaron.
b. el gorila
(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).
, la gorila
(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).
Playing the heavy won't get you anywhere.Actuar como un gorila no te llevará a ningún lado.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
8. (lingering)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
After the fire, the smell of smoke hung heavy in the air.Después del incendio, el aire se quedó oliendo a humo.
That bread is lying heavy in my stomach.Ese pan me pesa en el estómago.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (in weight)
a. pesado(a)
2. (food)
a. pesado(a)
how heavy is it?¿cúanto pesa?
a heavy blowun golpe fuerte
heavy goods vehiclevehículo pesado
heavy industryindustria pesada
3. (large, thick; coat, shoes)
a. grueso(a)
4. (intense; fighting)
a. enconado(a)
5. (rain, showers)
a. fuerte
6. (drinker, smoker)
a. empedernido(a)
heavy lossesgrandes pérdidas
a heavy coldun fuerte resfriado or
to be a heavy sleeperdormir profundamente
7. (fig)
to come under heavy firerecibir una lluvia de críticas
the traffic was very heavyhabía mucho tráfico
8. (oppressive; smell)
a. fuerte
9. (sky)
a. cargado(a), plomizo(a)
10. (fine, sentence)
a. duro(a)
heavy responsibilitygran responsabilidad
11. (hard; work, day)
a. duro(a)
12. (breathing)
a. pesado(a)
the book was heavy goingel libro era muy denso
heavy seasmar gruesa
13. (colloquial)
a. complicado(a) (threatening; situation)
b. chungo(a)
Regionalism used in Spain
c. gocho(a)
Regionalism used in Mexico
d. fulero(a) (River Plate)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
14. (colloquial)
a. el gorila m, matón
(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).
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heavy [ˈhevɪ]
heavier (comparative)heaviest (superlative)
1 (weighty) pesado
you mustn't lift heavy weights no debes levantar cargas pesadas
the mud stuck to her boots, making her feet heavy and her legs tired protons are nearly 2000 times as heavy as electrons
to be heavy pesar mucho; is it heavy? ¿pesa mucho?; how heavy are you? ¿cuánto pesas?
this suitcase is heavy he was twenty kilos heavier than me
he has his father's heavy build tiene la misma corpulencia de su padre
his eyes were heavy (with sleep) los párpados le pesaban de sueño
my arms felt so heavy me pesaban tanto los brazos
the mayor's heavy mob los gorilas del alcalde
heavier [than] air to be heavy with child
the trees were heavy with fruit los árboles estaban cargados de fruta
eyes heavy [with] sleep
2 (considerable) [+traffic] denso; [+rain, shower] fuerte; [+crop] abundante; [+loss] considerable; cuantioso; [+fine] fuerte
they are about to run out because of the heavy demand influenza vaccine makers say heavy demand has nearly depleted supply
[+defeat] aplastante
in the wake of England's heavy defeat at Old Trafford Top Republican predicts heavy defeat for Bob Dole Communist victories follow heavy defeats in Yugoslavia's four other republics
[+irony, symbolism] enorme; [+fighting, fire] intenso
there had been a heavy fall of snow había caído una fuerte nevada
the news came as a heavy blow la noticia fue un duro golpe
there were heavy [casualties] we are heavy users of paper
a heavy concentration of troops una gran concentración de tropas
heavy demand has depleted supplies una intensa or enorme demanda ha reducido las existencias
to be a heavy drinker beber mucho
there had been a heavy dew heavy rain caused flooding yesterday farmers suffered heavy crop losses we've never had such a heavy crop lengthy jail sentences and heavy fines the Dow Jones average is down three points in heavy trading there is a heavy concentration of spices in their diet traffic was heavy Labour is known as the party of heavy taxation
the school places heavy emphasis on languages la escuela da mucha importancia a los idiomas
to be heavy on sth: the car is heavy on petrol el coche consume mucha gasolina
you've been a bit heavy on the butter se te ha ido un poco la mano con la mantequilla
tanks are heavy on fuel, destructive to roads and difficult to park Linda, a platinum blonde, heavy on the lipstick salads heavy on carrots
he is under heavy pressure to resign le están presionando enormemente para que dimita
the heavy scent of honeysuckle el intenso or fuerte olor a madreselva
to be a heavy smoker fumar mucho
heavy [taxation] has caused many small businesses to fold the book has a lot of heavy symbolism the heavy irony of this remark was not lost on her the pound came under heavy pressure on Japanese markets today its aromatic, heavy scent hangs in the air like honeysuckle does in summer there was a heavy scent of roses she was warm, with the heavy scent of sleep still on her Hungary was heading for a heavy defeat after its first round match the election results show a heavy defeat for Labour he suffered heavy blows on the head you sustained a heavy blow on the back of the skull the Democratic victory in Florida was a heavy blow for the Republicans he took a heavy fall at the third jump
3 (thick, solid) [+cloth, coat, line] grueso; [+features] tosco; [+meal, food] fuerte; pesado; [+soil] arcilloso; [+fog, mist] espeso; denso
the going was heavy because of the rain el terreno estaba muy blando debido a la lluvia
I packed all my heavy winter clothes away after a particularly heavy meal I tend to fall asleep on the sofa it is not advisable to eat heavy food after a major operation the soil here is heavy and won't drain very easily his jockey said he couldn't pick up speed on the heavy ground and did well to finish second his well-tailored clothes seemed to conceal a heavy build his heavy build may count against him
heavy crude (oil) crudo (m) denso or pesado
4 (oppressive, gloomy) [+atmosphere] cargado; [+sky] encapotado; [+burden, responsibility] pesado
the air was heavy and sultry she started to move about and talk, as if to air the heavy atmosphere a little heavy skies that threatened storms despite /the biting cold and heavy sky/, they packed the square for more than 10 hours he had a heavy feeling in his stomach it was necessary to rest for a moment until the heavy feeling in his head eased off there may be a heavy feeling after midday sleep period don't make the burden I bear even heavier the state fails to recognize the heavy responsibility that parents take on
I found this talk of marriage a bit heavy esa conversación sobre el matrimonio me resultaba algo pesada
with a heavy heart apesadumbrado; acongojado
the air was heavy with scent el aire estaba cargado de perfume
5 (deep) [+sigh, sleep, silence] profundo
heavy breather (on telephone) maníaco (m) telefónico
your article about obscene phone calls reminded me about a friend who was being plagued by a heavy breather
heavy breathing (from exertion) jadeos (m); resoplidos (m)
his heavy breathing kept me awake respiraba tan fuerte que no me dejaba dormir; sus jadeos no me dejaban dormir
Jane Birkin's notorious heavy-breathing hit "Je T'aime" During the final ascent our chatter peters out, replaced by heavy breathing, the crunch of sneakers on packed earth creepy movies on TV, where you hear heavy breathing and footsteps crunching on fallen leaves and then somebody gets knifed
to be a heavy sleeper tener el sueño profundo
6 (arduous) [+task, work] pesado; [+schedule] apretado
I've had a heavy day he tenido un día muy liado or ajetreado
I've got a pretty heavy schedule hopefully, Max would be able to spend a few days with them, depending on his heavy schedule chopping logs in the yard was one of the heavy tasks I didn't look forward to he did all the heavy work
7 (boring, laboured) [+book, film, humour] denso; pesado
not many people appreciated his heavy humour his latest novel/film is pretty heavy (stuff)
to be heavy going [+book, film] ser muy denso
the conversation was heavy going era difícil encontrar temas de conversación
her novels are a bit heavy going to start with, but once you get into them they're brilliant she's heavy going, isn't she? - she's so intense, somehow, hanging on your every word
his new album/book is pretty heavy stuff su nuevo álbum es bastante fuerte
it is heavy [stuff] "that girl even had to testify at her father's trial," says Kristofferson - "it was pretty heavy stuff" we will try to pack together the conventional and the hidden faces of marketing information in considering how to develop new ways of looking at the world - /this is heavy stuff/ what I'm trying to do is work with other realities, inner workings of the human mind and heavy stuff like that
8 (bad)
to have a heavy cold estar muy resfriado or acatarrado
he had had a heavy fall había tenido una mala caída
She suffered a heavy fall he was concussed after a heavy fall
to get heavy
things got a bit heavy (nasty) la cosa se puso fea
9 (rough) [+sea] grueso
a heavy sea was running heavy seas meant that we had to return to port in a heavy sea the little boat was being tossed around in a heavy sea
1 (thug) matón (informal) (m); gorila (informal) (m)
they had employed heavies to evict shop squatters from neighbouring sites the shop was entered by four heavies carrying automatic weapons
2 (eminent person) peso (m) pesado
an early psychedelic fantasy involving such heavies from the New York literary underground as Allen Ginsberg, Peter Orlovsky and William Burroughs the industry heavies show up because they know that anyone who counts will be there
3 (newspaper) periódico (m) serio
the literary and travel pages of the heavies turning the pile face down, he started on the previous Sunday's heavies first they are more likely to read the popular tabloids than the heavies
4 (Scot) (beer) cerveza (f) tostada
time hung heavy (on our hands) las horas/los días etc se nos hacían interminables
free time can hang heavy when you are unemployed time hung heavy enough for me to be able to do some light work in the garden unspoken, the thought hung heavy in the air between them thoughts of the war hang heavy in the minds of people here to hang heavy ([over] sth/sb)
the shadow of war hung heavy over the city la sombra de la guerra pesaba sobre la ciudad
the threat of malpractice suits hangs heavy over all doctors to hang heavy [with] sth the air hangs heavy with the combination of chlorine and thick heat to [weigh] heavy gold weighs heavy, but takes up remarkably little space she felt her heart lying heavy as a stone his hand lay heavy in mine to weigh lie heavy ([on]/[over] sth/sb)
his son's troubles weighed heavy on his mind los problemas de su hijo le preocupaban mucho
despair and fear lay heavy over the troops at the time the decision did not lie heavy upon his mind the board meeting's cancellation weighed heavy on his mind
heavy artillery (n) artillería (f) pesada
heavy cream (n) (US) nata (f) para montar; (Esp) nata (f) enriquecida
crema $ doble
one heavy cruiser, six light cruisers, and thirty-four destroyers the heavy cruiser Blucher would join the fleet that same September
heavy goods (n) artículos (m) pesados
heavy goods could be brought up-river in barges in Holland heavy goods travelling more than 125 miles had to go by rail do not waste time trying to lift heavy goods
heavy goods vehicle (n) vehículo (m) pesado
you will need a heavy goods vehicle licence
heavy guns (n)
heavy artillery See culture box in entry heavy.
heavy industry (n) industria (f) pesada
the policy of redirecting investment to heavy industries like steel and energy
heavy metal (n) (Chem) (Ind) metal (m) pesado
high levels of heavy metals, including cadmium
(Mús) heavy (m) (metal)
a heavy metal band he was a big fan of heavy metal
heavy type (n) negrita (f)
heavy water (n) (Fís) agua (f) pesada
the hydrogen in water molecules, or the heavy hydrogen in heavy water, are the most effective for doing this
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