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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (absolute)
a. complete
Me encanta nuestro profesor. Es un genio total.I love our teacher. He's a complete genius.
b. total
Al final, el viaje fue un desastre total.In the end, the trip was a total disaster.
2. (aggregate)
a. total
El coste total de la casa es más de lo que pensábamos pagar.The total cost of the house is more than we were hoping to pay.
3. (fantastic)
a. brilliant
Me fascina el estilo de esa directora. Hizo una película total.I love that director's style. She made a brilliant movie.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
4. (sum)
a. total
Sus papás cobraron el total de los gastos de su proyecto de biología.Her parents covered the total cost of her biology project.
5. (entirety)
a. whole
El total de su experiencia en el extranjero fue positivo.The whole of his study abroad experience was positive.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
6. (in summary)
a. so
Casi todos mis amigos se durmieron temprano, total, que me acabé quedando en casa.Almost all my friends ended up going to sleep early, so I ended up staying home.
b. in short
Total, no hay más opción que comprar una nueva bicicleta.In short, there's no other option but to buy a new bycicle.
c. in the end
Total, que tienes que trabajar mucho y esperar que todo salga bien.In the end, you have to work hard and hope that everything works out.
d. all in all
Total, no es mala persona, pero no me gusta mucho trabajar con él.All in all, he's not a bad guy, but I don't really like working with him.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (completo)
a. total
2. (confianza, ruptura)
a. total, complete
3. (colloquial)
a. fab
b. brill (United Kingdom)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (suma)
a. total
me da un total de 580 librasI make it »580
5. (totalidad, conjunto)
a. whole
el total del grupothe whole group
nos costó 200 dólares en totalit cost us 200 dollars in total o all
en total fuimos más de treinta personasin total there were more than thirty of us
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
6. (en resumen)
a. basically, in a word
7. (en realidad)
a. anyway
total que me marchéso anyway, I left
total, ¿qué más da?what difference does it make anyway?
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1 (absoluto) [+éxito, fracaso] total
una revisión total de su teoría a complete revision of his theory; una calamidad total a total disaster
2 (global) [+importe, suma] total
3 (excelente) smashing; brilliant
es un libro total it's a brilliant book
1 (resumiendo) in short; all in all; (así que) so
total que to cut a long story short; the upshot of it all was that ...; total, que no fuimos so we didn't go after all; total, que vas a hacer lo que quieras basically then you're going to do as you please
2 (al fin y al cabo) at the end of the day
total, ¿qué más te da? at the end of the day, what do you care?; total, usted manda well, you're the boss after all
(suma total) total; (totalidad) whole
el total son 50 pesos the total is 50 pesos; el total de la población the whole (of the) population; en total in all; en total éramos catorce there were fourteen of us altogether
total debe debit total
total de comprobación hash total
total haber assets total
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