la rica
-the rich man
See the entry for rico.


This word must be preceded by the definite article in the sense shown in the plural noun.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (wealthy)
a. rich
Su sueño era hacerse rico y viajar por el mundo.Her dream was to become rich and travel the world.
2. (culinary)
a. delicious
¡Qué rico está este pastel de zanahoria!This carrot cake is so delicious!
b. tasty
Se me antoja algo rico, pero no sé qué quiero.I'm craving something tasty, but I don't know what I want.
c. yummy
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
¡El pastel que hiciste te quedó bien rico!The cake you made turned out really yummy!
3. (abundant)
a. rich
El salvado es una fuente rica de fibra.Bran is a rich source of fiber.
4. (lovely)
Regionalism used in Spain
a. cute
¿Has visto lo rico que es el niño de Marga?Have you seen how cute Marga's little boy is?
5. (seductive)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
a. hot
"Qué rico", dijo Judith cuando comencé a besarle el cuello."That's hot," said Judith when I began kissing her neck.
b. sexy
Qué rico te ves cuando te quitas la camisa y limpias la piscina.You look so sexy when you clean the pool with your shirt off.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
masculine or feminine noun
6. (wealthy person)
a. rich man (masculine)
Gloria siempre soñó con casarse con un rico.Gloria always dreamed of marrying a rich man.
b. rich woman (feminine)
Alberto quiere encontrarse a una rica para no tener que trabajar.Alberto wants to find himself a rich woman so he doesn't have to work.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
7. (rich people)
a. the rich
Este gobierno solo se preocupa por los ricos.This government just looks after the rich.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (adinerado)
a. rich
2. (abundante)
a. rich
una dieta rica en proteínasa protein-rich diet, a diet rich in protein
3. (fértil)
a. fertile, rich
4. (sabroso)
a. delicious
¡qué rico!this is delicious!
5. (simpático)
a. cute
6. (agradable)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. lovely
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
7. (adinerado)
a. rich person
los ricosthe rich
los nuevos ricosthe nouveaux riches
8. (colloquial)
¡oye rico!hey, sunshine!
¿por qué no te callas, rico?shut up, you!
ricoa rica
1 (adinerado) rich; wealthy
llueva sobre el más rico to him who has more shall be given
2 [+suelo] rich
rico de o en rich in
3 (valioso) valuable; precious; (lujoso) luxurious; sumptuous; valuable; [+tela] fine; rich; sumptuous;
4 (sabroso) delicious; tasty
estos pasteles están muy ricos these cakes are delicious
5 (bonito) cute; lovely; (en oración directa)
¡rico! darling!; ¡oye, rico! hey, watch it! (familiar); ¡que no, rico! (España) no way, mate! (familiar); ¡qué rico es el pequeño! isn't he a lovely baby!; está muy rica la tía she's a bit of all right (muy_familiar); ¡qué rico! (isn't that just) great!
rich person
nuevo rico nouveau riche
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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