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This word must be preceded by the definite article in the sense shown in 9).
rich(
rihch
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (wealthy)
a. rico
His grandfather was rich and left him a trust fund.Su abuelo era rico y le dejó un fondo fiduciario.
2. (luxurious)
a. suntuoso
The furniture looked rich and unmistakably French.El mobiliario era suntuoso e inconfundiblemente francés.
3. (plentiful)
a. abundante
We offer you a rich resource guide.Te ofrecemos una guía con abundantes recursos.
b. rico
This soil is rich in organic matter.Este suelo es rico en materia orgánica.
4. (tasty)
a. sabroso
The sauce is very rich and creamy.La salsa es muy sabrosa y cremosa.
b. pesado (negative connotation)
The food was too rich for me.La comida me resultó demasiado pesada.
5. (concentrated)
a. intenso
It is a roasted coffee with a rich aroma.Es un café tostado de intenso aroma.
b. generoso (wine)
It is reminiscent of the rich wines of the Tuscan countryside.Hace pensar en los vinos generosos de la campaña toscana.
6. (deep)
a. intenso (color)
On the wall there was a medieval tapestry of rich colors.En la pared había un tapiz medieval de colores intensos.
b. profundo (voice)
More impressive still than his piano playing was his rich voice.Aún más impresionante que su forma de tocar el piano era su profunda voz.
7. (fertile)
a. fértil
The land was rich and the harvest plentiful.La tierra era fértil y la cosecha era abundante.
8.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(funny)
a. gracioso
That's rich coming from you.Es gracioso que seas tú quien dice eso.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
9. (wealthy people)
a. los ricos
(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 rich will keep getting richer and richer.Los ricos seguirán haciéndose cada vez más ricos.
riches
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
10. (wealth)
a. la riqueza
(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).
The pirates sailed the seven seas in search of riches.Los piratas navegaron los siete mares en busca de riqueza.
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rich
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
the richlos ricos
richesriquezas fpl
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (person, country)
a. rico(a)
3. (food)
a. sustancioso(a)
4. (chocolate)
a. extrafino(a)
5. (soil)
a. fértil
6. (harvest, supply)
a. abundante
7. (color, voice)
a. profundo(a)
to become richhacerse rico
to be rich in…ser rico en…
I'll only have a small piece, this cake's very richsólo tomaré un trocito de pastel porque llena mucho
8. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
that's a bit rich!¡esa sí que es buena!
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rich [rɪtʃ]
adjective
richer (comparative)richest (superlative)
1 (wealthy) [+person, country] rico
to become or get or grow rich(er) hacerse (más) rico; enriquecerse (más); to get rich quick hacer fortuna or enriquecerse rápidamente
Some people go into business to get rich quick Some of the local crofters were set to get rich quick (by selling their land to developers), while others sold their birthrights for a mess of empty promises account holders are set to get rich quick with windfall shares when the building society becomes a bank to [strike] it rich
to be as rich as Croesus nadar en la abundancia
for richer, for poorer en la riqueza y en la pobreza
2 (abundant) [+variety, source] grande; [+deposit, harvest] abundante; [+reward] generoso
seaweed is a rich source of iodine las algas son una gran fuente de yodo; to be rich in [+flora, fauna] tener abundancia de; tener gran riqueza de; [+natural resources, nutrients, protein] ser rico en; the island is rich in history la isla tiene mucha historia; to be rich in detail ser rico or (formal) profuso en detalles; the story is rich in comic and dramatic detail la historia es rica en or abunda en detalles cómicos y dramáticos; a style rich in metaphors un estilo en el que abundan las metáforas
Vietnam is a country rich in natural resources Soya milk is rich in protein the rich rewards of hard work a rich variety of plant and animal life a rich variety of reading This land is known to be rich in oil, gas, coal, and diamonds Some of these woods are extraordinarily rich in wild flowers a country rich in marine life her account of Lewis' childhood is rich in detail
3 (full) [+life, experience, history] rico
4 (fertile) [+soil] rico; fértil
5 (heavy, concentrated) [+food, sauce] sustancioso que contiene mucha grasa, azúcar etc; (que contiene mucha grasa, azúcar etc) pesado; fuerte; [+coffee] con mucho sabor; [+wine] generoso
it's too rich for me es muy pesado (or dulce or grasiento etc) para mí; this chocolate gateau is very rich esta tarta de chocolate llena mucho; esta tarta de chocolate es muy empalagosa or pesada (pejorative)
6 (intense) [+colour] vivo; cálido
I use mainly old poplar because it develops a deep, rich color with aging the wine has a fine, rich colour Walls # in appropriately rich colours # will be set with sixteenth- century carved marble window screens and decorated with luxurious embroidered hanging textiles
[+sound, smell] intenso
7 (mellow) [+voice] sonoro
a highly-trained rich mezzo voice I heard his voice—his deep, rich, soothing voice—more clearly His rich, mature voice tells the listner he's been around
8 (luxurious) [+tapestries] lujoso; [+velvet] exquisito
9 (laughable)
that's rich! ¡mira por dónde! (informal); that's rich, coming from her! ¡ella no es quién para hablar!; ¡tiene gracia que sea ella la que diga eso!
"she said we ought to work harder" - "oh, that's rich, coming from her! her lunch hour takes up most of the day" "I think we should spend less time on this project" - "That's rich! Last week you said it was top priority" Accusations of racism brought an angry reaction from the opposition leader: "I think that's rich coming from a party that split down the middle when it selected a black candidate", he said.
plural noun
the rich los ricos; the rich and famous los ricos y famosos
...sailing on luxury yachts and sipping cocktails with the rich and famous
modifier
rich tea biscuit (n) galleta (f) que se toma con una taza de té; (que se toma con una taza de té)
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