1. (whole amount) 
a. el total (M) 
The total came out to a lot more than he was expecting.El total salió a mucho más de lo que esperaba.
2. (absolute) 
a. absoluto 
The project was a total disaster.El proyecto fue un desastre absoluto.
b. total 
His total lack of dedication ended up costing him the job.Su falta total de dedicación acabó costándole el trabajo.
3. (complete) 
a. total 
The total cost of the purchase was $877.El costo total de la compra fue $877.
transitive verb
4. (to add up) 
a. sumar 
If you total this column, it'll give us the final cost.Si sumas esta columna, nos dará el costo final.
b. totalizar 
After totaling all of my expenses, I realized I need to start saving more.Después de totalizar todos mis gastos, me di cuenta de que tengo que empezar a ahorrar más.
5. (to amount to) 
The renovation expenses totaled $1.5 million.Los gastos de renovación ascendieron a $1.5 millones.
6. (colloquial) (to completely destroy) (United States) 
a. destrozar 
She totaled her mom's car on the highway last weekend.Destrozó el coche de su madre en la autopista el fin de semana pasado.
1. (general) 
a. el total (M) 
in totalen total
2. (general) 
a. total 
3. (astronomy) 
a. no direct translation 
total eclipseeclipse total
total failurerotundo fracaso m
transitive verb
4. (amount to) (United States) 
a. ascender a 
5. (count up) 
a. sumar 
6. (colloquial) 
a. cargarse (car) 
b. jeringar (Spain) 
c. dar en la madre (Mexico) 
d. hacer bolsa (River Plate) 
total [ˈtəʊtl]
1 (complete, utter) [+lack, commitment] total; absoluto; [+ban] total
The National Union of Mineworkers pressed the party to support a total ban on imported coal her commitment to the job was total To get on in business these days you need total commitment
[+failure] rotundo; absoluto
his attempt to try to resolve the dispute was a total failure su intento de resolver la disputa fue un fracaso rotundo or absoluto; he felt like a total failure se sentía un completo fracasado
In those days you were a total failure if you hadn't married by the time you were about twenty-three
a total stranger un completo desconocido
Why should we trust a total stranger? She had been incredibly foolish to tell such things to a total [stranger].
the car was a total write-off el coche quedó totalmente destrozado
2 (overall) [+amount, number, cost] total; [+effect, policy] global
The total [effect] is intensely joyful... A total [policy] is being devised for the care of all.
a total population of 650,000 una población total de 650.000 habitantes; total sales/assets el total de ventas/activo
total sales topped £39 million last year Pirelli had total sales of £285 million last year
total losses amount to £100,000 las pérdidas ascienden a (un total de) 100.000 libras; el total de pérdidas asciende a 100.000 libras
total (m)
the jobless total was three million el total de parados fue de tres millones; in total en total
He has spent £20,000 in total on plant, a delivery truck and beer casks ...a force containing in total over half a million men and 11,000 tanks In total, 45 per cent of adults in Britain are exposed to tobacco smoke at home
a total of un total de
The factory employed a total of forty workers. Of a total of 252 crew members, only 90 survivors were recovered Eleven men were yesterday sentenced to a total of 88 years in jail for their roles in the prison riots At average rates this would come to a total of $3,500 per year
transitive verb
1 (add up) [+figures] sacar el total de; sumar el total de
2 (amount to) ascender a
that totals £20 el total asciende a 20 libras; the class now totals 20 students en la clase hay ahora un total de 20 alumnos; prizes totalling £300 premios por un (valor) total de 300 libras
3 especially (US) (wreck) destrozar; hacer fosfatina (informal)
the car was completely totalled el coche quedó hecho fosfatina (informal); el coche quedó para el arrastre (informal)
he totalled his father's BMW
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
1. (completo) 
a. total 
2. (confianza, ruptura) 
a. total, complete 
3. (colloquial) 
a. fab 
b. brill (United Kingdom) 
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
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?
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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