bastante


bastante
adj.
1 enough (suficiente).
no tengo dinero bastante I haven't got enough money
2 a lot of, sufficient, enough, plenty of.
adv.
1 quite, pretty (considerablemente).
es bastante fácil it's pretty o quite easy
bastante mejor quite a lot better
me gustó bastante I enjoyed it quite a lot
2 a lot, very much, a great deal.
pron.
enough, a good deal, a lot, a sufficient quantity.
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bastante
adjetivo
1 enough, sufficient
¿tienes bastante dinero? have you got enough money?
2 (abundante) quite a lot of
había bastante gente there were quite a lot of people
adverbio
1 enough
son lo bastante ricos como para poder permitírselo they're rich enough to be able to afford it
2 (un poco) fairly, quite
es bastante alto it's fairly high
nada bastante bien she swims quite well
está bastante lejos it's quite a long way
3 (tiempo) some time, quite a while
hace bastante que no lo veo I haven't seen him for some time
* * *
1. adv.
1) enough, sufficiently
2) quite, rather
2. pron.
enough
3. adj.
1) enough, sufficient
2) quite a lot of
3) quite a few
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1. ADJ
1) (=suficiente) enough (para for)

hay bastante sitio para todos — there is enough room for everyone

¿no tienes ya bastantes? — haven't you got enough?

no había bastante público — there wasn't a big enough audience

2) (=mucho) quite a lot of, a fair amount of

han dejado bastante comida — they've left quite a lot of o a fair amount of food

hace bastante frío — it's quite cold

se marchó hace bastante rato — he left quite some time ago

la calidad deja bastante que desear — the quality leaves much to be desired

3) (=muchos) quite a lot of, quite a few

había bastantes invitados en la recepción — there were quite a lot of o quite a few guests at the reception

-¿tienes muchos cuadros? -bastantes — "do you have many paintings?" - "quite a few"

4) Méx (=demasiado) too much
2. ADV
1) (=suficiente) enough

ya has comido bastante — you've eaten enough

no tenemos bastante para ir de vacaciones — we haven't enough to go on holiday

ya tienen bastante como para que vayamos también nosotros con nuestros problemas — they've got enough on their plate already without us taking our problems along

es lo bastante alto como para alcanzarlo — he's tall enough to reach it

2) (=de forma considerable) [con verbos] quite a lot; [con adjetivos, adverbios] quite

los niños han cambiado bastante — the children have changed a fair amount o quite a lot

lo he visto bastante últimamente — I've seen a fair amount of him o quite a lot of him recently

me gusta bastante — I quite like it, I like it quite a lot

el libro está bastante bien — it's a fairly good book, it's quite a good book

estoy bastante cansado — I'm rather o quite tired

habla inglés bastante bien — she speaks quite good English, her English is quite good

vivo bastante lejos — I live quite a long way away

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I
adjetivo
1) (suficiente) enough

bastantes vasos/bastante vino — enough glasses/wine

2) (cantidad o número considerable) plenty of, quite a lot of

había bastante gente — there were plenty of people

II
pronombre
1) (suficiente) enough

ya tenemos bastantes — we already have enough

ya he visto bastante — I've seen enough

2) (demasiado)

deja bastante que desear — it leaves rather a lot to be desired

III
adverbio
1) (suficientemente) enough

no te has esforzado bastante — you haven't tried hard enough

2) (considerablemente) (con verbos) quite a lot; (con adjetivos, adverbios) quite

le gusta bastante — she likes him quite a lot

me pareció bastante aburrido/agradable — I thought he was rather boring/quite pleasant

llegó bastante cansado — he was quite tired when he arrived

es bastante fácil de curar — it's quite o fairly easy to cure

* * *
= a good deal of, a great deal of, enough, plenty of, pretty much, substantive, plenty, a good many, numerable, fair share.
Ex. There is a good deal of scope for users and novice cataloguers to find difficulty in identifying the appropriate heading for many of the works which are the responsibility of corporate bodies.
Ex. As earlier sections amply demonstrate, there is a great deal of choice with regards to data bases.
Ex. Also, the supplier with a number of clients has enough maintenance income to justify the establishment of a sound maintenance service.
Ex. There are plenty of omission failures of this sort, and they litter most of the Hennepin County Library Cataloging Bulletins.
Ex. Of course, suspicion always arises that both are weak; for where the library is a vital force, the public is usually pretty much alive to its worth.
Ex. In Zimbabwe out of the seven universities with substantive librarians in the country, six of them were headed by women.
Ex. One of the great glories of books is that there are plenty to suit everybody, no matter what our taste, our mood, our intellectual ability, age or living experience.
Ex. A good many heavily gilt retailers' bindings (such as the small English devotional books that were sold in large numbers from the 1560s until the later seventeenth century) were indeed intended to look expensive while really being cheaply executed.
Ex. During the past decade both groups have developed numerable measures to assess creative potential.
Ex. Some librarians complain that they are not getting a fair share of these funds.
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* ayudar bastante a = go + a long way (towards/to/in) + Gerundio.
* bastante + Adjetivo = fairly + Adjetivo, pretty + Adjetivo, rather + Adjetivo, reasonably + Adjetivo.
* bastante bien = good enough, rather well, fairly + Verbo.
* bastante desarrollado = well-developed.
* bastante extenso = longish.
* bastante general = wide-ranging [wide ranging].
* bastante grande = largish.
* bastante largo = longish.
* bastante lejos de = well away from.
* bastante malo = third rate [third-rate].
* bastante más = rather more.
* bastante para todos = enough to go round.
* bastante tiempo = ample time.
* con bastante antelación = well in advance, far in advance.
* con bastante frecuencia = quite frequently, fairly often.
* dar bastante importancia a = place + great store on.
* dejar bastante que desear = leave + a lot to be desired, leave + much to be desired.
* estar bastante acostumbrado a = be all too familiar with.
* estar bastante alejado = be a distance apart.
* ganar bastante dinero = make + good money, earn + good money.
* lo bastante elevado = high enough.
* lo bastante extenso = adequately scoped.
* no lo bastante lejos = not far enough.
* Participio Pasado + bastante bueno = decently + Participio Pasado.
* que necesita bastante dedicación de personal = staff-intensive [staff intensive].
* que necesita bastante mano de obra = labour-intensive [labour intensive].
* remontarse bastante en el tiempo = go back + a long way.
* ya es bastante = enough is enough.
* ya hace bastante tiempo = for quite a while now.
* ya hemos hablado bastante de = so much for.
* * *
I
adjetivo
1) (suficiente) enough

bastantes vasos/bastante vino — enough glasses/wine

2) (cantidad o número considerable) plenty of, quite a lot of

había bastante gente — there were plenty of people

II
pronombre
1) (suficiente) enough

ya tenemos bastantes — we already have enough

ya he visto bastante — I've seen enough

2) (demasiado)

deja bastante que desear — it leaves rather a lot to be desired

III
adverbio
1) (suficientemente) enough

no te has esforzado bastante — you haven't tried hard enough

2) (considerablemente) (con verbos) quite a lot; (con adjetivos, adverbios) quite

le gusta bastante — she likes him quite a lot

me pareció bastante aburrido/agradable — I thought he was rather boring/quite pleasant

llegó bastante cansado — he was quite tired when he arrived

es bastante fácil de curar — it's quite o fairly easy to cure

* * *
= a good deal of, a great deal of, enough, plenty of, pretty much, substantive, plenty, a good many, numerable, fair share.

Ex: There is a good deal of scope for users and novice cataloguers to find difficulty in identifying the appropriate heading for many of the works which are the responsibility of corporate bodies.

Ex: As earlier sections amply demonstrate, there is a great deal of choice with regards to data bases.
Ex: Also, the supplier with a number of clients has enough maintenance income to justify the establishment of a sound maintenance service.
Ex: There are plenty of omission failures of this sort, and they litter most of the Hennepin County Library Cataloging Bulletins.
Ex: Of course, suspicion always arises that both are weak; for where the library is a vital force, the public is usually pretty much alive to its worth.
Ex: In Zimbabwe out of the seven universities with substantive librarians in the country, six of them were headed by women.
Ex: One of the great glories of books is that there are plenty to suit everybody, no matter what our taste, our mood, our intellectual ability, age or living experience.
Ex: A good many heavily gilt retailers' bindings (such as the small English devotional books that were sold in large numbers from the 1560s until the later seventeenth century) were indeed intended to look expensive while really being cheaply executed.
Ex: During the past decade both groups have developed numerable measures to assess creative potential.
Ex: Some librarians complain that they are not getting a fair share of these funds.
* ayudar bastante a = go + a long way (towards/to/in) + Gerundio.
* bastante + Adjetivo = fairly + Adjetivo, pretty + Adjetivo, rather + Adjetivo, reasonably + Adjetivo.
* bastante bien = good enough, rather well, fairly + Verbo.
* bastante desarrollado = well-developed.
* bastante extenso = longish.
* bastante general = wide-ranging [wide ranging].
* bastante grande = largish.
* bastante largo = longish.
* bastante lejos de = well away from.
* bastante malo = third rate [third-rate].
* bastante más = rather more.
* bastante para todos = enough to go round.
* bastante tiempo = ample time.
* con bastante antelación = well in advance, far in advance.
* con bastante frecuencia = quite frequently, fairly often.
* dar bastante importancia a = place + great store on.
* dejar bastante que desear = leave + a lot to be desired, leave + much to be desired.
* estar bastante acostumbrado a = be all too familiar with.
* estar bastante alejado = be a distance apart.
* ganar bastante dinero = make + good money, earn + good money.
* lo bastante elevado = high enough.
* lo bastante extenso = adequately scoped.
* no lo bastante lejos = not far enough.
* Participio Pasado + bastante bueno = decently + Participio Pasado.
* que necesita bastante dedicación de personal = staff-intensive [staff intensive].
* que necesita bastante mano de obra = labour-intensive [labour intensive].
* remontarse bastante en el tiempo = go back + a long way.
* ya es bastante = enough is enough.
* ya hace bastante tiempo = for quite a while now.
* ya hemos hablado bastante de = so much for.

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bastante1 [Grammar notes (Spanish) ]
adjective
A (suficiente) enough
¿tenemos bastantes vasos/bastante vino? do we have enough glasses/wine?
B (una cantidad o un número considerable) plenty of
compra bastantes aceitunas buy plenty of olives
necesita bastante sal it needs plenty of o quite a lot of salt
nos dio bastantes ejemplos he gave us plenty of o quite a lot of o quite a few examples
bastante2
pronoun
A (en cantidad o número suficiente) enough
vámonos, ya he visto bastante let's go, I've seen enough
ya tenemos bastantes we already have enough
B
(en cantidad o número considerable): la traducción deja bastante que desear the translation leaves rather a lot to be desired
bastante3 [Grammar notes (Spanish) ]
adverb
A (suficientemente) enough
no te has esforzado bastante you haven't tried hard enough
el río no es lo bastante profundo the river isn't deep enough
es lo bastante fácil como para que lo pueda hacer sola it's easy enough for her to do on her own
B (considerablemente) (con verbos) quite a lot; (con adjetivos, adverbios) quite
me ayudó bastante he gave me quite a lot of help, he helped me quite a lot
me pareció bastante aburrido/agradable I thought he was rather boring/quite pleasant
llegó bastante cansado he was pretty o quite tired when he arrived
lo que tiene es bastante fácil de curar what she has is quite o fairly easy to cure
habla español bastante bien she speaks Spanish quite o pretty well
los resultados fueron bastante decepcionantes the results were rather disappointing
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bastante adjetivo
a) (suficiente) enough;

bastantes vasos/bastante vino enough glasses/wine

b) (cantidad considerable) plenty of, quite a lot of;

había bastante gente/bastantes coches there were plenty of people/cars

■ pronombre
1 (suficiente) enough;
ya tenemos bastantes we already have enough

2 (demasiado):
deja bastante que desear it leaves rather a lot to be desired

■ adverbio
1 (suficientemente) enough;
no te has esforzado bastante you haven't tried hard enough

2 (considerablemente) (con verbos) quite a lot;
(con adjetivos, adverbios) quite;
le gusta bastante she likes him quite a lot;

me pareció bastante agradable/aburrido I thought he was quite pleasant/rather boring
bastante
I adjetivo
1 (suficiente) enough: ¿tenéis bastantes mantas?, do you have enough blankets?
bastante dinero/azúcar, enough money/sugar
2 (en abundancia) quite a lot of: tiene bastante valor, he's quite brave
bastantes personas, quite a lot of people
II adverbio
1 (suficiente) enough: nunca tiene bastante, it's never enough for her
es lo bastante inteligente como para..., he's clever enough to...
2 (muy, mucho) fairly, quite: conduces bastante bien, you drive rather well
es una película bastante buena, it's quite a good film
viaja bastante, she travels quite often ➣ Ver nota en quite
1) Cuando quieres decir suficiente, debes usar la palabra enough, que se coloca detrás de un adjetivo o adverbio, pero delante de un sustantivo: Tengo bastante dinero. I have enough money. No es bastante grande. It's not big enough.
Recuerda que nunca puedes usar enough cuando bastante significa muy: Este libro es bastante (muy) interesante. This book is very interesting. Hace bastante calor. It's very hot.
2) Cuando quieres decir abundante, puedes emplear la palabra quite, pero también:
fairly: bastante pero no suficiente
pretty: más o mejor de lo esperado (informal)
rather: más o mejor de lo esperado (formal)
En una escala de nada a muy, el orden sería: not-fairly-quite-rather/pretty-very.
Quite
se coloca delante de a/an + sustantivo
pretty y fairly entre a/an y el sustantivo, y rather en ambas posiciones: It's quite/rather a nice day today o it's a pretty/fairly/rather nice day today. Hoy es un día bastante agradable.
En la comparación sólo puedes emplear rather: It's rather warmer today. Hoy hace bastante más calor.
Con un verbo sólo podemos usar quite o rather: I rather/quite liked it. Me gustó bastante.
'bastante' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
abundante
- animosidad
- apolillada
- apolillado
- chillón
- chillona
- decente
- dentro
- descreída
- descreído
- desear
- destreza
- eufórica
- eufórico
- excitable
- informal
- lucir
- miedosa
- miedoso
- ordinaria
- ordinario
- parecerse
- pedestre
- pequeña
- pequeño
- potable
- rancia
- rancio
- reparación
- suficiente
- tonta
- tonto
- adelantado
- alto
- creer
- defender
- guisar
- hombre
- para
English:
accurately
- aspect
- by
- carefree
- close
- considerably
- deal
- decent
- draw on
- enough
- explode
- fairly
- have
- lengthy
- livable
- morale
- near
- OK
- okay
- pretty
- quite
- rather
- reasonable
- reasonably
- some
- sufficient
- sufficiently
- tolerably
- warm
- way
- bit
- considerable
- decently
- desire
- fair
- good
- nice
- nip
- ropey
- rough
- shape
- stock
- well
- while
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bastante
adj
1. [suficiente] enough;
no tengo dinero bastante I haven't got enough money;
no es lo bastante ancha para que entre el piano it's not wide enough to get the piano through
2. [mucho]
tengo bastante frío I'm quite o pretty cold;
tienen bastante dinero they're quite o pretty well off;
bastantes libros quite a lot of books, a fair number of books;
tenemos bastante tiempo we have quite a lot of time
adv
1. [suficientemente]
es lo bastante lista para… she's smart enough to…;
ya has hablado bastante, ahora cállate you've done enough talking, be quiet now
2. [considerablemente] [con adjetivos, adverbios] quite;
[con verbos] quite a lot;
es bastante fácil it's pretty o quite easy;
es una práctica bastante común it's quite a common practice, it's a pretty common practice;
bastante mejor quite a lot better;
me gustó bastante I enjoyed it quite a lot;
he cenado bastante I had a pretty big dinner;
desde que le operaron ha mejorado bastante he's quite a lot better o he's improved quite a lot since he had the operation
3. [con frecuencia] quite a lot;
voy bastante por ahí I go there quite a lot;
¿viajas mucho? – bastante do you do much travelling? – yes, quite a lot o a fair bit
pron
éramos bastantes there were quite a few o a lot of us;
hay bastantes que piensan así there are quite a few people who share the same opinion;
queda bastante there's quite a lot left
* * *
bastante
I adj
1 enough
2 número o
cantidad considerable plenty of;
quedan bastantes plazas there are plenty of seats left
II adv con adjetivos quite, fairly;
bebe bastante she drinks quite a lot
* * *
bastante adv
1) : enough, sufficiently
he trabajado bastante: I have worked enough
2) : fairly, rather, quite
llegaron bastante temprano: they arrived quite early
bastante adj
: enough, sufficient
bastante pron
: enough
hemos visto bastante: we have seen enough
* * *
bastante1 adj
1. (suficiente) enough
¿habrá bastante comida para todos? will there be enough food for everyone?
¿tenemos bastantes sillas? have we got enough chairs?
2. (no poco) quite a lot of
tiene bastantes problemas he's got quite a lot of problems
bastante2 adv
1. (no poco) quite
en diciembre hace bastante frío it's quite cold in December
está bastante lejos it's quite a long way
2. (suficiente) enough
ya he esperado bastante I've waited long enough
bastante3 pron
1. (suficente) enough
no eches más agua a la planta, ya tiene bastante don't water the plant any more, that's enough
2. (mucho) quite a lot
no quiero cenar porque al mediodía comí bastante I don't want any dinner because I ate quite a lot at lunchtime

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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