bastar


bastar
v.
1 to be enough.
estos dos me bastan, con estos dos me basta these two are enough for me, these two will do me
con ocho basta eight will be enough
basta con que se lo digas it's enough for you to tell her
un pavo de ese tamaño basta y sobra para seis personas a turkey that size will be more than enough for six people
basta que salga a la calle para que se ponga a llover all I have to do is go out into the street for it to start raining
La comida bastó The food was enough.
2 to be enough for.
Nos basta un buen desayuno A good breakfast is enough for us.
3 to have enough with, to have enough.
Me bastó el dinero que me diste I had enough with the money you gave me.
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bastar
verbo intransitivo
1 to be enough, be sufficient, suffice
mi sueldo no basta para pagar el alquiler my wage is not enough to pay the rent
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FRASEOLOGÍA
bastar con to be enough
es muy concentrado, basta con una gota it's highly concentrated, one drop is enough
bastarse a sí mismo to be self-sufficient
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verb
to suffice, be enough
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1. VI
1) (=ser suficiente) to be enough

eso me basta — that's enough for me

esta información debería bastar al juez — this information should be enough for the judge

baste decir que ... — suffice it to say that ...

como ejemplo, baste decir que los beneficios han aumentado en un 20% — by way of example, suffice it to say that profits have risen by 20%

bastar para hacer algo — to be enough to do sth

suele bastar una esponja para absorber el agua — a sponge is usually enough o all it takes to soak up the water

me bastó una foto para reconocerlo — one look at a photo was enough to recognize him, one look at a photo was all it took for me to recognize him

una mirada bastó para hacerme callar — one look was enough to make me shut up, one look was all it took to make me shut up

me bastó leer el primer párrafo para saber que era un genio — I only had to read the first paragraph to know that he was a genius

basta que... para que ..., basta que queramos llegar pronto a casa, para que haya un atasco — just when we want to get home quickly, there's a traffic jam

basta saber que ... — it is enough to know that ...

2) [terciopersonal]

con eso basta — that's enough

me basta con tu palabra — your word's good enough for me

con la intención basta — it's the thought that counts

basta con dar una vuelta por la ciudad para ... — you only need to take a walk round the city to ...

no basta con ... — it's not enough to ...

no basta con decir que uno no es culpable, hay que demostrarlo — it's not enough to say you're not guilty, you have to prove it

3) [exclamación]

¡basta!, ¡basta ya! — that will do!, that's enough!

¡basta de charla! — that's enough chatter!

¡basta de tonterías! — that's enough nonsense!

¡basta ya de llorar! — that's enough crying!

4)

hasta decir basta —

nevó hasta decir basta — it snowed like there was no tomorrow

bailamos hasta decir basta — we danced till we dropped

es honrado hasta decir basta — he's as honest as the day is long

con esa comida basta y sobra para un mes — that food is more than enough for a month

no hablamos alemán, nos basta y sobra con el inglés — we don't speak German, English is all we need

2.
See:
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1.
verbo intransitivo to be enough

¿basta con esto? — will this be enough?

basta con marcar el 101 — just dial 101

baste con decir que ... — suffice it to say that ...

basta ya! — that's enough!

basta de tonterías! — that's enough nonsense!; (+ me/te/le etc)

me basta con tu palabra — your word is good enough for me

bastar que ... para que ...: basta que digas sí para que él diga no whatever you say he's bound to say the opposite; bastar y sobrar to be more than enough; hasta decir basta (fam): comimos hasta decir basta we ate so much we were ready o fit to burst (colloq); llovió hasta decir basta — it poured o bucketed down (colloq)

2.
bastarse v pron

ella sola se basta — she can manage on her own

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= suffice, do + quite well enough.
Ex. The tables permit one list to suffice for applications with respect to many different subjects.
Ex. But for now, having fun and feeling famous will do quite well enough.
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* basta ya = enough is enough.
* no bastar = not be good enough.
* ya basta = enough is enough.
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1.
verbo intransitivo to be enough

¿basta con esto? — will this be enough?

basta con marcar el 101 — just dial 101

baste con decir que ... — suffice it to say that ...

basta ya! — that's enough!

basta de tonterías! — that's enough nonsense!; (+ me/te/le etc)

me basta con tu palabra — your word is good enough for me

bastar que ... para que ...: basta que digas sí para que él diga no whatever you say he's bound to say the opposite; bastar y sobrar to be more than enough; hasta decir basta (fam): comimos hasta decir basta we ate so much we were ready o fit to burst (colloq); llovió hasta decir basta — it poured o bucketed down (colloq)

2.
bastarse v pron

ella sola se basta — she can manage on her own

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= suffice, do + quite well enough.

Ex: The tables permit one list to suffice for applications with respect to many different subjects.

Ex: But for now, having fun and feeling famous will do quite well enough.
* basta ya = enough is enough.
* no bastar = not be good enough.
* ya basta = enough is enough.

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bastar [A1 ]
vi
¿basta con esto? will this be enough?
con eso basta por hoy that's enough for today
un mes no basta a month isn't long enough
basta con marcar el 101 para comunicarse inmediatamente just dial 101 to get straight through
baste con decir que … suffice it to say that …
¡basta ya!, no aguanto más that's enough! I can't take any more
¡basta de tonterías/de hablar! that's enough nonsense/talking!
(+ me/te/le etc): me basta con tu palabra your word is good enough for me
bastar que … para que …: basta que digas una cosa para que él opine lo contrario whatever you say he's bound o sure to say the opposite
basta que salgamos de paseo para que se ponga a llover we only have to go out for a walk and you can bet (your life) it'll start raining
bastar y sobrar to be more than enough
con esto basta y sobra this is more than enough
hasta decir basta (fam): comimos hasta decir basta we ate until we were ready o fit to burst (colloq)
llovió hasta decir basta it poured o bucketed down (colloq), it rained cats and dogs (colloq)
es honesto hasta decir basta he's as honest as the day is long
bastarse
v pron
él solito se basta y se sobra para sacar el negocio adelante (fam); he's more than capable of making a go of the business on his own
no tiene por qué pedir ayuda a nadie, ella sola se basta she doesn't need to ask anyone for help, she can manage on her own o she's quite self-sufficient
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bastar (conjugate bastar) verbo intransitivo
to be enough;
¿basta con esto? will this be enough?;

basta con marcar el 101 just dial 101;
¡basta ya! that's enough!;

(+ me/te/le etc)
me basta con tu palabra your word is good enough for me

bastar verbo intransitivo to be enough, suffice: basta con darle a este botón para que se encienda you only have to press this button and it comes on
basta con dos, two will be enough
¡basta de televisión por hoy!, that's enough TV for today!
¡he dicho basta!, enough is enough! o that will do!
no basta con pedir perdón, saying sorry is just not enough

'bastar' also found in these entries:
English:
suffice
- do
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bastar
vi
to be enough;
estos dos me bastan, con estos dos me basta these two are enough for me, these two will do me;
con ocho basta eight will be enough;
basta con que se lo digas all you have to do is tell her;
un pavo de ese tamaño basta y sobra para seis personas a turkey that size will be more than enough for six people;
basta con que se encuentre una pequeña dificultad para que se desanime the minute he comes across the slightest problem, he loses heart;
basta que salga a la calle para que se ponga a llover all I have to do is go out into the street for it to start raining
See also the pronominal verb bastarse
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bastar
v/i be enough;
basta con uno one is enough;
¡basta! that’s enough!;
basta y sobra I’ve/you’ve etc got more than enough
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bastar vi
: to be enough, to suffice
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bastar vb to be enough
con medio kilo basta half a kilo is enough
¡basta! that's enough!

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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