la mayor parte

la mayor parte(
lah
 
mah
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yohr
 
pahr
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teh
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. most
La mayor parte de mis amigos de la escuela son hispanos.Most of my friends in school are Hispanic.
b. the greater part
Aún un quinceañero en su debut profesional, Rolando pasó la mayor parte del partido sentado en el banquillo.Still a teenager in his professional debut, Rolando spent the greater part of the game sitting on the bench.
c. the better part
Edmundo había pasado la mayor parte de su vida en la cárcel.Edmundo had spent the better part of his life in jail.
d. the majority of
La mayor parte de los votantes de esta provincia son socialistas.The majority of voters in this province are socialist.
e.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¿Se comieron el cebiche? - Sí, la mayor parte.Did you eat the ceviche? - Yes, most of it.
La mayor parte de la gente acá solo habla español.Most people here only speak Spanish.
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