An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (large)
a. tremendo
We need to do something about the tremendous wealth disparity in this country.Tenemos que hacer algo sobre la tremenda disparidad de riqueza en este país.
b. enorme
There can be a tremendous amount of traffic in Boston during rush hour.Puede haber una enorme cantidad de tráfico en Boston durante la hora pico.
c. muchísimo
Mayor Anderson has received tremendous support from local voters.El Alcalde Anderson ha recibido muchísimo apoyo de los votantes locales.
2. (excellent)
a. estupendo
The grant Juan received to study comics in South America was a tremendous opportunity.La beca que recibió Juan para estudiar cómics en Sudamérica fue una oportunidad estupenda.
b. extraordinario
Philip Seymour Hoffman was a tremendous actor whose death shocked the world.Philip Seymour Hoffman era un actor extraordinario cuya muerte impactó al mundo.
c. formidable
Your son is a tremendous tennis player, Mrs. Rodriguez.Su hijo es un jugador de tenis formidable, Sra. Rodríguez.
d. fantástico
The young composer premiered his tremendous new symphony last weekend.El joven compositor estrenó su fantástica nueva sinfonía el fin de semana pasado.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (amount, size, noise)
a. tremendo(a)
2. (book, holiday, writer)
a. extraordinario(a), estupendo(a)
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)
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tremendous [trəˈmendəs]
1 (huge) [+pressure, success, explosion, problem] tremendo; enorme
Insulin injections make a tremendous difference to the daily life of a diabetic Drink driving is a tremendous problem in this country
it cost a tremendous amount of money costó muchísimo dinero; costó una enorme or tremenda cantidad de dinero; you've been a tremendous help me has ayudado enormemente or muchísimo; tremendous progress has been made se ha progresado enormemente or muchísimo; at (a) tremendous speed a una velocidad increíble or tremenda
Cyclists spin past cars, freewheeling downhill at > tremendous speed the car hurtled towards him at (a) tremendous speed we've had tremendous support from the public there was a tremendous feeling of urgency and excitement > They have a tremendous sense of loyalty I felt such a tremendous sense of despair about not being > able to do anything It's put tremendous pressure on me and on my family The economy is under tremendous pressure I felt a tremendous pressure on my chest Our rehabilitative measures have had a tremendous impact Suddenly there was a tremendous impact from behind which > tossed the Cooper bodily into the air This process has a tremendous potential for reducing > complications during pregnancy "He has tremendous potential," said Julie, his boss ...films that enjoyed tremendous success The evening was a tremendous success I told about my HIV status. It was a tremendous shock for > him The storm damage has been tremendous When we crossed the bridge over the Lauter, there was a > tremendous explosion They are of tremendous help to each other The talent and enthusiasm of the women will be a > tremendous boost to the strength of the team
2 (wonderful) [+person, goal, performance, achievement] formidable; extraordinario; [+opportunity] tremendo; estupendo
This match is a tremendous opportunity for us
the food is tremendous la comida está estupenda or riquísima; she has done a tremendous job ha hecho un trabajo formidable or magnífico or estupendo
he gave a tremendous performance as Iago I offer my congratulations, it's a tremendous achievement
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