Translation of whole in Spanish:


Pronunciation /həʊl//hoʊl/


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    • 1.1(entire)

      there's a whole bottle left queda una botella entera
      • he drank the whole bottle se tomó la botella entera / íntegra
      • they've eaten the whole lot! ¡se lo han comido todo!
      • three whole days tres días enteros
      • the whole (wide) world todo el mundo
      • the whole individual el individuo en su totalidad
      • the whole truth toda la verdad
      • whole wheat trigo integral
      • The hard questions are: what do we need, how much do we need, and are the ads telling the whole truth?
      • This means having a train station in Shawfair town centre within easy walking distance of the whole population.
      • Both of these might have elements of truth, but they can hardly be the whole truth.
      • The whole idea that the entire country took to arms with pitchforks and scythes is also a fallacy.
      • The truth is that the whole system will be bankrupt if we pay for any medication for the elderly.
      • After a while we began a gentle ascent of the Little Homer Saddle, the only climb in the whole walk.
      • I quickly joked that if he spent whole day walking around flapping his arms, he would not be fat either.
      • We walked and spent the whole evening last night nattering about him.
      • Then he sized up the two Irish reporters, figured they could take it, and told the whole truth.
      • In truth the whole evening was testimony to the benefits that can be accrued from Transition Year.
      • Surely that is their job, to be independent, fearless, and tell the whole truth.
      • The whole process from walking through the door takes five and a half minutes, without even a hint of a rush.
      • You may walk the whole way to Monatore bridge and back, a distance of just over two miles, or else do a shorter walk.
      • I am afraid that a whole country, an entire people, will be destroyed for nothing.
      • Projecting growth over a whole century for the entire planet is just plain silly.
      • Networks are easy to set up, thanks to improved software that walks you through the whole process with wizards.
      • It includes a whole host of guided walks that will help people understand and enjoy some wonderful local attractions.
      • He had not told me the whole truth about what the relationship was.
      • Height, weight, hair colour, the way they walk plus a whole host of other factors allow you to identify them.
      • I don't think the whole truth has come out and I don't think it ever will.

    • 1.2(emphatic use)

      I was beginning to get fed up with the whole affair me estaba empezando a hartar del asunto
      • the whole point of these meetings was to … ! ¡lo que se pretendía con estas reuniones era precisamente … !
      • there's a whole body of opinion which opposes it hay toda una corriente de opinión en contra de ello

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    • 2.1(in one piece)

      she swallowed it whole se lo tragó entero
      • the vase was still whole el jarrón todavía estaba intacto
      • The animals are then served whole in coconut milk and are consumed in their entirety.
      • It includes whole scenes, footage, music and assorted bits and pieces left out of the original.
      • When you've done the sums, the rainforest is actually worth more whole than in pieces.
      • Ethylene evolution was determined in whole leaves, and thereafter in wounded discs.
      • The bread contains nibbly, whole pieces of grain which have the reputation of damaging fillings.
      • Stir in the squash and lightly mash with the back of a fork, leaving some pieces whole.
      • Close attention is needed to piece together a whole, but it's worth it for the the range of writing.
      • A whole piece of chicken may frighten them away but a chicken wing keeps them content.
      • Don't have a whole chocolate bar, stick to a couple of pieces and an apple to fill you up.

    • 2.2archaic (healthy)

      • Discover your true, whole, healthy self!
      • You express and share feelings, also help others to feel healthy and whole around you.
      • To be healthy is to be whole, and without unification of the mind, body and spirit, a person will fall ill.


  • 1

    (integral unit)
    todo masculine
    the parts that make up the whole las partes que forman el todo
    • the whole of sth
    • the whole of the morning toda la mañana
    • the whole of his body was covered in sores todo su cuerpo estaba cubierto de llagas
    • they lost the whole of their savings perdieron todos sus ahorros / la totalidad de sus ahorros
    • a threat to the whole of mankind una amenaza para toda la humanidad / para la humanidad entera
    • For another, frequent guest contributions by Sinead O'Conner and Peter Gabriel made the albums seem less like complete wholes and more like fragmented compilations.
    • Memories might better be thought of as a collage or a jigsaw puzzle than as ‘tape recordings,’ ‘pictures’ or ‘video clips’ stored as wholes.
    • Foer's interest in doubles, in halves that must become wholes, in intertwining the fictional and the ‘real,’ is more than just a gimmick.
    • One is to say that when we are thinking of our lives as wholes, we should think in terms of flourishing or welfare or well-being rather than happiness.
    • Intuitively, some wholes have a natural division that takes precedence over others; a sentence, for example, is divided into words, syllables, and letters, in precisely that order.
    • Similarly, multiculturalism teaches students to see all cultural outlooks as self-contained wholes.
    • Zero and fractions were interesting to examine for different reasons: zero because it is an abstract notion meaning absence, and fractions because they are technical computations derived from wholes.
    • In previous exhibitions, her canvases always struck me as beautifully painted but excessively whimsical, full of details that seemed more interesting than the wholes.
    • Treating societies as wholes or as entities runs the risk of losing sight of these differences and the dynamic they generate in behavioral change.
    • Rarely can any director's reputation have been so much at variance between his peers - to whom Richardson was brilliant, passionate, mercurial - and his reviewers, for whom his films rarely cohered as unified wholes.
    • All ritual systems, from the most ‘primitive’ to the most ‘advanced,’ are coherent wholes in which the human body stands for and symbolizes the social body.
    • Entire organs such as the kidneys, heart, and brain are capable of continuing their functions, as quasi-independent wholes, when isolated from the organism and supplied with the proper nutrients.
    • The exhibition, which travels later this year to the USA and Europe under the auspices of the Dutch embassy, is described by Verwey as comprising two halves that actually belong to different wholes.
    • But only a few of the tracks cohere into solid wholes; the rest leave the impression that they're on the threshold of greatness, but still skewed a few degrees in the wrong direction.
    • It describes wholes in terms of parts, the higher in terms of the lower, and matter and mechanism as somehow more ‘real’ than the mind that investigates them.
    • They do not lend themselves, as entities or wholes, to scientific hypothesis testing.
    • Holism is the theory that certain wholes must be regarded as greater than the sum of their parts.
    • Other works combine sculptural and electronic, old-fashioned and New Age elements into synthetic wholes.
    • While there is nothing wrong with this in theory, it flies in the face of Brubaker's otherwise convincingly argued claim that the miniatures were often conceived as complex visual wholes.
    • When one looks at Nature as a whole, there are multitudinous diversities contained within it, and many wholes that exist within it.