An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(very good)
a. estupendo
Great job, Rita! Your presentation was terrific.¡Muy buen trabajo, Rita! Tu presentación estuvo estupenda.
The audience gave the ballerina a standing ovation for her terrific performance.El público le dio una ovación en pie a la bailarina por su estupenda interpretación.
b. bárbaro
Isn't it terrific that in spite of all the obstacles we managed to finish our work ahead of schedule?¿No es bárbaro que a pesar de todos los obstáculos hayamos podido terminar nuestro trabajo antes de lo previsto?
c. chévere
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
But your last husband was terrific! Why'd you get divorced?¡Pero tu último marido era chévere! ¿Por qué se divorciaron?
d. genial
I thought the concert was sold out, but I managed to get two free tickets. -Terrific!Creí que los boletos para el concierto se habían agotado, pero conseguí dos gratis. -¡Genial!
e. padre
Regionalism used in Mexico
Our manager is pretty terrific. He resolved our budgetary problems without firing anybody.Nuestro gerente es bien padre. Resolvió nuestros problemas presupuestarios sin despedir a nadie.
2. (very great)
a. tremendo
We have received a terrific number of applications this year and we won't be able to review them on time.Hemos recibido un número tremendo de solicitudes este año y no vamos a poder revisarlas a tiempo.
b. enorme
John was shocked when he inherited such a terrific amount of money from an uncle he never knew.A John le sorprendió heredar esa enorme cantidad de dinero de un tío al que no conocía.
c. terrible
The car crash caused a terrific bang that nearly deafened us all.La colisión del auto causó un terrible estallido que casi nos dejó sordos a todos.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (very good; food, book, weather, performance)
a. estupendo(a), genial
b. chévere
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
c. padre
Regionalism used in Mexico
d. bárbaro(a) (River Plate)
2. (very great; amount, size, speed, shock)
a. tremendo(a)
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terrific [təˈrɪfɪk]
1 (very great) [+explosion, problem, disappointment] tremendo; enorme
I was a terrific [disappointment] to my parents Americans have terrific [problems] with Scottish names He had remained cheerful despite the terrific strain of the past months There's a terrific pressure that goes along with presidential elections He did a terrific [amount] of fundraising All of a sudden there was a terrific bang and a flash of smoke All of a sudden, there was a terrific [explosion]
[+pain, noise, heat] terrible; tremendo
I woke up with a terrific [pain] in the back of my neck The [noise] was terrific Then suddenly there was a terrific thump underneath; I'd hit a runway light and smashed the sump! Some of the games kicked off at 11am in terrific [heat] The [heat] outside was terrific
a terrific amount of money una enorme cantidad de dinero
2 (excellent) [+idea, news, person] genial (informal); estupendo
Davenport's a terrific player The nativity play's a terrific [story] I think she's terrific
terrific! ¡genial!; ¡estupendo!
"I'll come and give you a hand tomorrow." — "Terrific"
we had terrific fun nos lo pasamos estupendamente or fenomenal (informal)
parties are terrific fun He's terrific [fun] to be with What a terrific [idea]!
to do a terrific job hacer un trabajo estupendo or fantástico (informal)
I think he has done a terrific job
you look terrific! ¡estás guapísimo/a!
she looked terrific in a leotard estaba sensacional en mallas
the new carpet looks terrific
terrific stuff! ¡estupendo!; ¡fenomenal!
Finished already? Terrific stuff! Well that's terrific stuff
to have a terrific time pasárselo estupendamente or fenomenal (informal)
Everybody there was having a terrific time
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