lot
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lot(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (group of people)
a. el grupo
(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).
The last lot of people who were made redundant have all found new jobs.Del último grupo que despidieron, todos han encontrado otro trabajo.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
Are you lot coming to my party?¿Vienen ustedes a mi fiesta?
Come on, you lot! You're really slow today!¡Vamos, gente! ¡Hoy sí que están lentos!
2. (group of things)
a. el lote
(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).
They've sent me another lot of orders to process.Me han enviado otro lote de pedidos para tramitar.
3. (destiny)
a. la suerte
(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).
My lot is about to change.Mi suerte está a punto de cambiar.
b. el destino
(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).
One's lot is written in the stars.El destino de uno está escrito en las estrellas.
4. (random choice)
a. el sorteo
(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).
Teams will be chosen by lot.Los equipos se elegirán por sorteo.
b. la suerte
(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).
We decided to draw lots for it.Decidimos echarlo a suertes.
5. (item at an auction)
a. el lote
(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).
In an auction, buyers can purchase lots by bidding for them.En una subasta, los compradores pueden comprar lotes pujando por ellos.
6. (plot)
a. el terreno
(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).
There are many empty lots in this part of town.Hay muchos terrenos vacíos en esta parte de la ciudad.
b. el solar
(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).
The lot was surveyed to position the house.Se midió el solar para ubicar la casa.
7. (film and television)
a. el plató
(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).
The lot was empty. All the actors had left for the day.El plató estaba vacío. Todos los actores ya se habían ido.
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lot
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (large quantity)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
a lotmucho
a lot ofmucho(a)
a lot or lots of questionsmuchas preguntas
a lot or lots of peoplemucha gente
I saw quite a lot of her in Parisla vi mucho en París
we had a lot or lots of funnos divertimos mucho
the lottodo
I bought the lotlo compré todo
2. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
that lot next doorlos de al lado
3. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
he's a bad lotes un mal bicho
4. (destiny)
a. la fortuna f, suerte
(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).
to draw or cast lots for somethingechar algo a suertes
he was happy with his lotestaba contento con su suerte
to throw in one's lot with somebodycompartir la suerte de alguien, unir (uno) su suerte a la de alguien
5. (piece of land)
a. el terreno
(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).
6. (at auction)
a. el lote
(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).
in lotspor lotes
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
7. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
a lotmucho
a lot biggermucho más grande
thanks a lotmuchas gracias
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lot [lɒt]
noun
1 (large quantity)
a lot of money mucho dinero; a lot of people mucha gente
a lot of lots of books
we have lots of flowers (that we don't want) nos sobran flores; tenemos flores de sobra
an awful lot of things to do la mar de cosas que hacer
I'd give a lot to know me gustaría muchísimo saberlo
quite/such a lot of books bastantes/tantos libros
quite/such a lot of noise bastante/tanto ruido
there wasn't a lot we could do apenas había nada que pudiéramos hacer
2
a lot (as adv) mucho; I read a lot leo mucho; we don't go out a lot no salimos mucho; things have changed a lot las cosas han cambiado mucho
he drinks an awful lot bebe una barbaridad
not a lot
"do you like football?" — "not a lot" —¿te gusta el fútbol? —no mucho
thanks a lot! ¡muchísimas gracias!; ¡muy agradecido!
3 lots
lots of people mucha gente; cantidad de gente (informal); she has lots of friends tiene muchos amigos; tiene un montón de or hartos amigos (informal); (LAm) he feels lots better se encuentra mucho mejor; take as much as you want, I've got lots llévate cuanto quieras, tengo un montón or harto(s) (informal); (LAm)
4 (group)
a fine lot of students un buen grupo de estudiantes
Melissa's friends? I don't like that lot ¿los amigos de Melissa? no me cae bien ese grupo
5
the lot (all, everything) todo; he took the lot se lo llevó todo; that's the lot eso es todo; the (whole) lot of them todos; big ones, little ones, the lot! ¡los grandes, los pequeños, todos!
6 (destiny) suerte (f); destino (m)
his lot was different su suerte fue otra
the common lot la suerte común
it fell to my lot (to do sth) me cayó en suerte (hacer algo)
it falls to my lot to do it me corresponde a mí hacerlo
to throw in one's lot with sb unirse a la suerte de algn
7 (random selection)
to decide sth by lot determinar algo por sorteo
to draw lots (for sth) echar suertes (para algo)
8 (at auction) lote (m)
he's a bad lot es un mal sujeto
I'll send it in three lots (Comm) se lo mando en tres paquetes or tandas
9 (plot) especially (US) terreno (m); solar (m); (Cine) solar (m)
10 (share) porción (f); parte (f)
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