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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (vast)
a. tremendous
Por desgracia, el tremendo ejército enemigo nos superaba en número.The enemy's tremendous army unfortunately outnumbered us.
b. enormous
La muerte del profesor Vázquez fue una pérdida tremenda para el cuerpo docente.Professor Vazquez's death was an enormous loss for our faculty.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
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Para cuando llegamos a casa yo ya tenía un hambre tremenda.By the time we got home I was real hungry.
Tengo unas ganas tremendas de conocerte.I'm really looking forward to meeting you.
2. (atrocious)
a. terrible
La deforestación trae tremendas consecuencias para la vida silvestre.Deforestation leads to terrible consequences for wildlife.
b. dreadful
Diez personas murieron en un tremendo accidente de tránsito.Ten people died in a dreadful car accident.
c. horrific
La tremenda tragedia se pudo haber evitado con las medidas de seguridad adecuadas.The horrific tragedy could have been prevented with the proper safety measures.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
a. terrible
Tu hijo es tremendo. Me escribió las paredes con crayón.Your son is terrible. He drew on my walls with crayons.
b. naughty
Karina era una niña tremenda, pero ahora es una adolescente que se porta bien.Karina used to be a naughty girl, but now she is a well-behaved teenager.
c. little terror (noun)
Se puso a patinar dentro de la casa y rompió un florero. ¡Ese niño es tremendo!He was skating inside the house and broke a flower vase. He's a little terror!
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (enorme)
a. tremendous, enormous
2. (enfadado)
ponerse tremendoto get very angry
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1 (grandísimo) tremendous
hay unas diferencias tremendas entre los dos there are tremendous differences between the two of them; le dio una paliza tremenda he gave him a tremendous beating; un error tremendo a terrible mistake; me llevé un disgusto tremendo I was terribly upset; una roca tremenda de alta a terrifically high rock (familiar)
2 (terrible) terrible; horrific
hemos presenciado escenas tremendas we witnessed terrible o horrific scenes
3 (divertido)
es tremendo, ¿eh? he's something else, isn't he? (familiar)
4 (travieso)
esta niña es tremenda this girl is a (little) terror
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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