Translation: from spanish

this is a pretty bad film

  • 1 agridulce

    adj.
    bittersweet.
    * * *
    1 bittersweet
    2 COCINA sweet and sour
    * * *
    * * *
    adjetivo bittersweet; (Coc) sweet-and-sour
    * * *
    = bittersweet [bitter-sweet].
    Ex. In this woeful film, under the mantle of a ' bitter-sweet romantic comedy,' Poliakoff lets his maudlin sentiments and fears run riot.
    * * *
    adjetivo bittersweet; (Coc) sweet-and-sour
    * * *
    = bittersweet [bitter-sweet].

    Ex: In this woeful film, under the mantle of a ' bitter-sweet romantic comedy,' Poliakoff lets his maudlin sentiments and fears run riot.

    * * *
    bittersweet
    * * *

    agridulce adjetivo
    bittersweet;
    (Coc) sweet-and-sour
    agridulce adjetivo bittersweet
    Culin sweet and sour
    ' agridulce' also found in these entries:
    English:
    bittersweet
    - chutney
    - sweet-and-sour
    - bitter
    - sweet
    * * *
    1. [sabor, plato] sweet-and-sour
    2. [carácter, palabras] bittersweet
    * * *
    adj bittersweet
    * * *
    1) : bittersweet
    2) : sweet-and-sour

    Spanish-English dictionary > agridulce

  • 2 alocado

    adj.
    1 crazy, mad.
    2 crazy, hothead, harebrained, scatterbrained.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: alocar.
    * * *
    1 (distraído) scatterbrained
    2 (loco) crazy, wild, reckless
    3 (irreflexivo) thoughtless, rash, impetuous
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 (despistado) scatterbrain; (loco) fool
    * * *
    (f. - alocada)
    adj.
    2) wild
    * * *
    alocado, -a
    1.
    ADJ (=loco) crazy, mad; (=irresponsable) wild; (=distraído) scatterbrained
    2.
    SM / F madcap
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo (irresponsable, imprudente) crazy, wild; (irreflexivo, impetuoso) rash, impetuous; ( despistado) scatterbrained
    II
    - da masculino, femenino ( imprudente) crazy o reckless fool; ( irreflexivo) rash fool; ( despistado) scatterbrain
    * * *
    = hectic, freewheeling [free-wheeling], wild [wilder -comp., wildest -sup.], zany [zanier -comp., zaniest -sup.], heedless, berserk, reckless.
    Ex. The hectic pace of developments in IT applications has raised many sensitive issues for educators.
    Ex. Yet it is argued that these fluctuations do not justify either precipitous journal cancellations or free-wheeling additions to the collection.
    Ex. The letter sent Tomas Hernandez into a frenzy of conflicting reactions: ecstatic jubilation and ego-tripping, wild speculation and outrageous fantasy, compounded by confusion and indirection.
    Ex. His zany humor, gawky production, and sexual exhibitionism have grown in this new film into a confident, ironic account of a world in which it pays to be rich and beautiful.
    Ex. In his wise and graceful book, Watts achieves a balance between the blind adulation and heedless scorn that distorts most commentary on Walt Disney.
    Ex. Today, hyperbolic comic and cartoon imagery is an established movie aesthetic -- a berserk but ironic Pop Art expressionism.
    Ex. The article is entitled ' Reckless driving on the information highway, or, is the scholar of the research library effectively using the available resources?'.
    ----
    * hacer algo alocado = do + something footloose and fancy-free.
    * momentos alocados = heady days.
    * tiempos alocados = heady days.
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo (irresponsable, imprudente) crazy, wild; (irreflexivo, impetuoso) rash, impetuous; ( despistado) scatterbrained
    II
    - da masculino, femenino ( imprudente) crazy o reckless fool; ( irreflexivo) rash fool; ( despistado) scatterbrain
    * * *
    = hectic, freewheeling [free-wheeling], wild [wilder -comp., wildest -sup.], zany [zanier -comp., zaniest -sup.], heedless, berserk, reckless.

    Ex: The hectic pace of developments in IT applications has raised many sensitive issues for educators.

    Ex: Yet it is argued that these fluctuations do not justify either precipitous journal cancellations or free-wheeling additions to the collection.
    Ex: The letter sent Tomas Hernandez into a frenzy of conflicting reactions: ecstatic jubilation and ego-tripping, wild speculation and outrageous fantasy, compounded by confusion and indirection.
    Ex: His zany humor, gawky production, and sexual exhibitionism have grown in this new film into a confident, ironic account of a world in which it pays to be rich and beautiful.
    Ex: In his wise and graceful book, Watts achieves a balance between the blind adulation and heedless scorn that distorts most commentary on Walt Disney.
    Ex: Today, hyperbolic comic and cartoon imagery is an established movie aesthetic -- a berserk but ironic Pop Art expressionism.
    Ex: The article is entitled ' Reckless driving on the information highway, or, is the scholar of the research library effectively using the available resources?'.
    * hacer algo alocado = do + something footloose and fancy-free.
    * momentos alocados = heady days.
    * tiempos alocados = heady days.

    * * *
    alocado1 -da
    (irresponsable, imprudente) crazy, wild, reckless; (irreflexivo, impetuoso) rash, impetuous; (despistado) scatterbrained
    corría alocado por la calle pidiendo socorro he was running up the street like a madman, calling for help
    alocado2 -da
    masculine, feminine
    (personaimprudente) crazy o reckless fool; (— irreflexiva) rash fool; (— despistada) scatterbrain
    * * *

    alocado
    ◊ -da adjetivo (irresponsable, imprudente) crazy, wild;


    (irreflexivo, impetuoso) rash, impetuous;
    ( despistado) scatterbrained
    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino ( imprudente) crazy o reckless fool;
    ( irreflexivo) rash fool;
    ( despistado) scatterbrain
    alocado,-a adjetivo thoughtless, rash
    ' alocado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    alocada
    - bala
    - inconsciente
    English:
    wild
    * * *
    alocado, -a
    adj
    1. [loco] crazy;
    lleva una vida alocada she lives a wild life
    2. [irreflexivo] rash, reckless;
    fue una decisión alocada it was a rash decision
    nm,f
    1. [loco]
    es un alocado he's crazy
    2. [irreflexivo]
    es un alocado he's rash o reckless
    * * *
    I adj crazy
    II m, alocada f crazy fool
    * * *
    alocado, -da adj
    1) : crazy
    2) : wild, reckless
    3) : silly, scatterbrained

    Spanish-English dictionary > alocado

  • 3 chabacano

    adj.
    1 coarse, low-minded, vulgar, lurid.
    2 gullible.
    m.
    1 apricot.
    2 gawk.
    * * *
    1 coarse, vulgar
    * * *
    I
    ADJ [chiste] vulgar, coarse, in bad taste; [objeto] cheap; [trabajo] shoddy
    II
    SM Méx apricot, apricot tree
    * * *
    I
    - na adjetivo <ropa/decoración> gaudy, tasteless; <espectáculo/persona> vulgar; <chiste/cuento> coarse, tasteless
    II
    masculino (Méx) ( árbol) apricot tree; ( fruta) apricot
    * * *
    = gaudy [gaudier -comp., gaudiest -sup.], vulgar, tawdry [tawdrier -comp., tawdriest -sup.], gawky, garish, lurid, tasteless, crass [crasser -comp., crassest -sup.].
    Ex. Less gaudy techniques are usually in the end more successful.
    Ex. This paper is a somewhat whimsical glance backwards, recalling 6 vulgar American parodies of 7 enduring songs.
    Ex. This article looks at 'fairness' in the book trade today, and some of the tawdry tricks indulged in by publishers, agents and authors at each other's expense.
    Ex. His zany humor, gawky production, and sexual exhibitionism have grown in this new film into a confident, ironic account of a world in which it pays to be rich and beautiful.
    Ex. Some of the streets transform at night with garish neon lights and red lanterns signifying houses of pleasure.
    Ex. When she discovered vintage comics and their lurid covers, she went nuts.
    Ex. Of the hundreds of figurines currently on the market, here are the most bizarrely tasteless.
    Ex. In these new book, he is still at bay, pursued by the hounds of desire and anxiety in a literary world ever more crass.
    ----
    * demasiado chabacano = all too shabby.
    * * *
    I
    - na adjetivo <ropa/decoración> gaudy, tasteless; <espectáculo/persona> vulgar; <chiste/cuento> coarse, tasteless
    II
    masculino (Méx) ( árbol) apricot tree; ( fruta) apricot
    * * *
    = gaudy [gaudier -comp., gaudiest -sup.], vulgar, tawdry [tawdrier -comp., tawdriest -sup.], gawky, garish, lurid, tasteless, crass [crasser -comp., crassest -sup.].

    Ex: Less gaudy techniques are usually in the end more successful.

    Ex: This paper is a somewhat whimsical glance backwards, recalling 6 vulgar American parodies of 7 enduring songs.
    Ex: This article looks at 'fairness' in the book trade today, and some of the tawdry tricks indulged in by publishers, agents and authors at each other's expense.
    Ex: His zany humor, gawky production, and sexual exhibitionism have grown in this new film into a confident, ironic account of a world in which it pays to be rich and beautiful.
    Ex: Some of the streets transform at night with garish neon lights and red lanterns signifying houses of pleasure.
    Ex: When she discovered vintage comics and their lurid covers, she went nuts.
    Ex: Of the hundreds of figurines currently on the market, here are the most bizarrely tasteless.
    Ex: In these new book, he is still at bay, pursued by the hounds of desire and anxiety in a literary world ever more crass.
    * demasiado chabacano = all too shabby.

    * * *
    chabacano1 -na
    1 ‹ropa/decoración› gaudy, tasteless, tawdry, vulgar, tacky ( colloq); ‹espectáculo› vulgar, tasteless; ‹persona› vulgar; ‹chiste/cuento› coarse, tasteless
    2 ( Méx) (simple, ingenuo) gullible
    A ( Ling) pidgin Spanish ( spoken in the Philippines)
    B ( Méx) (árbol) apricot tree; (fruta) apricot
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    chabacano 1
    ◊ -na adjetivo ‹ropa/decoración gaudy, tasteless;


    espectáculo/persona vulgar;
    chiste/cuento coarse, tasteless
    chabacano 2 sustantivo masculino (Méx) ( árbol) apricot tree;
    ( fruta) apricot
    chabacano,-a adj pey (de mal gusto) cheap
    ' chabacano' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    chabacana
    English:
    tacky
    - apricot
    * * *
    chabacano, -a
    adj
    vulgar
    nm
    1. [lengua] = Spanish creole spoken in some parts of the Philippines
    2. Méx [fruto] apricot
    3. Méx [árbol] apricot tree
    * * *
    I adj vulgar, tacky fam
    II m Méx
    apricot
    * * *
    chabacano, -na adj
    : tacky, tasteless
    chabacano nm, Mex : apricot

    Spanish-English dictionary > chabacano

  • 4 chiflado

    adj.
    nutty, batty, crazy, bananas.
    f. & m.
    nut, crackpot, eccentric person, fruitcake.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: chiflar.
    * * *
    1→ link=chiflar chiflar
    1 familiar mad, crazy, barmy, nuts, bonkers
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 familiar nut, loony, headcase
    \
    estar chiflado,-a con/por algo familiar to be crazy about something, be mad about something
    estar chiflado,-a por alguien familiar (enamorado) to be madly in love with somebody
    * * *
    (f. - chiflada)
    adj.
    nutty, crazy
    * * *
    chiflado, -a *
    1.
    ADJ crazy *, barmy *

    estar chiflado con o por algo/algn — to be crazy about sth/sb

    2.
    SM / F nutter *, nutcase *
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo (fam) crazy (colloq), mad (BrE)

    ese viejo está chiflado — that old guy's crazy, that old guy's a nutter (colloq)

    estar chiflado por algo/alguien — to be crazy o nuts o (BrE) mad about something/somebody (colloq)

    II
    - da masculino, femenino (fam) nutcase (colloq), nutter (colloq)
    * * *
    = crazy [crazier -comp., craziest -sup.], crank, loony [loonier -comp., looniest -sup], nuts, zany [zanier -comp., zaniest -sup.], bonkers, wacko, screwy [screwier -comp., screwiest -sup.], wacky [wackier -comp., wackiest -sup.], stark raving mad, raving mad, raving lunatic, lunatic, nutter, cuckoo, off + Posesivo + nut, potty [pottier -comp., pottiest -sup.], kook, nutty [nuttier -comp., nuttiest -sup.], mad, daffy [daffier -comp., daffiest -sup.], space cadet, off + Posesivo + knocker, off + Posesivo + rocker, moonstruck, barmy [barmier -comp., barmiest -sup.].
    Ex. Lest it appear that Ms Marshall's committee and a few others of us, notoriously associated with that kind of work, are little more than crazy, fire-breathing radicals, let me add this gloss immediately.
    Ex. The British Museum Reading Room is filled with cranks, hacks, poverty-stricken scholars who cherish their hobby.
    Ex. Some loud loonies are not dangerous to the library while others may be; the librarian needs to be able to guess which is which.
    Ex. I think some people would think my approach is nuts.
    Ex. His zany humor, gawky production, and sexual exhibitionism have grown in this new film into a confident, ironic account of a world in which it pays to be rich and beautiful.
    Ex. This client was bonkers, but believable.
    Ex. Varieties of bad bosses include disagreeable taskmasters, overly ambitious artists, and outright ' wackos'.
    Ex. This is the newspaper that ran a lengthy article about LaRouche's screwy assertion that the greenhouse effect doesn't exist and that the ozone layer is not disappearing.
    Ex. 'Open Season' is a wild and wacky animated comedy set in the town of Timberline.
    Ex. Since he wasn't stark raving mad as a result, but simply very relaxed, I decided I would try it when the opportunity arose.
    Ex. It is said that if anybody remained there for a night, he would be found in the morning either dead, raving mad, or endowed with remarkable genius.
    Ex. Since January of 2006 we have had to deal with the raving lunatics and suicidal madmen of the ruling party of Hamas.
    Ex. This put the matter down to the work of a marginal fringe of hotheads & lunatics.
    Ex. Even if we do come up with an alternative to nuclear power, in the future, there will be nutters protesting that as well.
    Ex. Meanwhile, further proof that the entire party is cuckoo comes to us with the passage of another big tax cut for the rich.
    Ex. A few years later Stewart went completely off his nut, staged a series of bombings, and wound up in prison after a bizarre kidnapping stunt.
    Ex. The press may be free, but the system is potty.
    Ex. He then ended his affair with Mia, Bram's housekeeper cum lottery winner and daughter of the kook who swears he was abuducted by aliens.
    Ex. When squirrels are acting ' nutty,' it is often caused by a warble or botfly larva living beneath the animal's skin.
    Ex. When J D Brown allowed the public of Islington to have open access to the books in the 1890s he was regarded by many of his colleagues as mad!.
    Ex. This isn't as daffy as it seems to us as we hustle about on the verge of the third millennium.
    Ex. There were space cadets, aimless women -- the melange was incredible.
    Ex. Every firearm hast its pros and cons and anyone who tells you otherwise is off their knocker.
    Ex. I find it fascinating how Bradley can be perfectly reasonable one moment, and off his rocker the next.
    Ex. ' Moonstruck' has all the fun of movies about weddings: a reluctant groom, an overeager bride, and an emotionally distraught family.
    Ex. He gets more and more hysterical every week and frankly gives the impression of being a bit barmy by grinning like a maniac and shouting his head off.
    ----
    * chiflado de la informática = computer geek.
    * chiflado perdido = as daft as a brush, as thick as two (short) planks, stir-crazy, knucklehead.
    * estar chiflado = be off + Posesivo + rocker.
    * estar chiflado por = have + a crush on.
    * volverse chiflado = go + potty, go off + Posesivo + rocker.
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo (fam) crazy (colloq), mad (BrE)

    ese viejo está chiflado — that old guy's crazy, that old guy's a nutter (colloq)

    estar chiflado por algo/alguien — to be crazy o nuts o (BrE) mad about something/somebody (colloq)

    II
    - da masculino, femenino (fam) nutcase (colloq), nutter (colloq)
    * * *
    = crazy [crazier -comp., craziest -sup.], crank, loony [loonier -comp., looniest -sup], nuts, zany [zanier -comp., zaniest -sup.], bonkers, wacko, screwy [screwier -comp., screwiest -sup.], wacky [wackier -comp., wackiest -sup.], stark raving mad, raving mad, raving lunatic, lunatic, nutter, cuckoo, off + Posesivo + nut, potty [pottier -comp., pottiest -sup.], kook, nutty [nuttier -comp., nuttiest -sup.], mad, daffy [daffier -comp., daffiest -sup.], space cadet, off + Posesivo + knocker, off + Posesivo + rocker, moonstruck, barmy [barmier -comp., barmiest -sup.].

    Ex: Lest it appear that Ms Marshall's committee and a few others of us, notoriously associated with that kind of work, are little more than crazy, fire-breathing radicals, let me add this gloss immediately.

    Ex: The British Museum Reading Room is filled with cranks, hacks, poverty-stricken scholars who cherish their hobby.
    Ex: Some loud loonies are not dangerous to the library while others may be; the librarian needs to be able to guess which is which.
    Ex: I think some people would think my approach is nuts.
    Ex: His zany humor, gawky production, and sexual exhibitionism have grown in this new film into a confident, ironic account of a world in which it pays to be rich and beautiful.
    Ex: This client was bonkers, but believable.
    Ex: Varieties of bad bosses include disagreeable taskmasters, overly ambitious artists, and outright ' wackos'.
    Ex: This is the newspaper that ran a lengthy article about LaRouche's screwy assertion that the greenhouse effect doesn't exist and that the ozone layer is not disappearing.
    Ex: 'Open Season' is a wild and wacky animated comedy set in the town of Timberline.
    Ex: Since he wasn't stark raving mad as a result, but simply very relaxed, I decided I would try it when the opportunity arose.
    Ex: It is said that if anybody remained there for a night, he would be found in the morning either dead, raving mad, or endowed with remarkable genius.
    Ex: Since January of 2006 we have had to deal with the raving lunatics and suicidal madmen of the ruling party of Hamas.
    Ex: This put the matter down to the work of a marginal fringe of hotheads & lunatics.
    Ex: Even if we do come up with an alternative to nuclear power, in the future, there will be nutters protesting that as well.
    Ex: Meanwhile, further proof that the entire party is cuckoo comes to us with the passage of another big tax cut for the rich.
    Ex: A few years later Stewart went completely off his nut, staged a series of bombings, and wound up in prison after a bizarre kidnapping stunt.
    Ex: The press may be free, but the system is potty.
    Ex: He then ended his affair with Mia, Bram's housekeeper cum lottery winner and daughter of the kook who swears he was abuducted by aliens.
    Ex: When squirrels are acting ' nutty,' it is often caused by a warble or botfly larva living beneath the animal's skin.
    Ex: When J D Brown allowed the public of Islington to have open access to the books in the 1890s he was regarded by many of his colleagues as mad!.
    Ex: This isn't as daffy as it seems to us as we hustle about on the verge of the third millennium.
    Ex: There were space cadets, aimless women -- the melange was incredible.
    Ex: Every firearm hast its pros and cons and anyone who tells you otherwise is off their knocker.
    Ex: I find it fascinating how Bradley can be perfectly reasonable one moment, and off his rocker the next.
    Ex: ' Moonstruck' has all the fun of movies about weddings: a reluctant groom, an overeager bride, and an emotionally distraught family.
    Ex: He gets more and more hysterical every week and frankly gives the impression of being a bit barmy by grinning like a maniac and shouting his head off.
    * chiflado de la informática = computer geek.
    * chiflado perdido = as daft as a brush, as thick as two (short) planks, stir-crazy, knucklehead.
    * estar chiflado = be off + Posesivo + rocker.
    * estar chiflado por = have + a crush on.
    * volverse chiflado = go + potty, go off + Posesivo + rocker.

    * * *
    chiflado1 -da
    ( fam); crazy ( colloq), mad ( BrE)
    ese viejo está chiflado that old guy's crazy o mad o nuts ( colloq), that old guy's a nutter o off his rocker o round the bend ( colloq)
    estar chiflado POR algo/algn to be crazy o nuts o mad ABOUT sth/sb ( colloq)
    está chiflado por ti he's crazy o nuts o mad about you ( colloq)
    chiflado2 -da
    masculine, feminine
    ( fam); nutcase ( colloq), nutter ( colloq)
    * * *

    Del verbo chiflar: ( conjugate chiflar)

    chiflado es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    chiflado    
    chiflar
    chiflado
    ◊ -da adjetivo (fam) crazy (colloq), mad (BrE);

    estar chiflado por algo/algn to be crazy o mad about sth/sb (colloq)
    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino (fam) nutter (colloq)
    chiflar ( conjugate chiflar) verbo transitivoactor/cantante to whistle at ( as sign of disapproval), ≈ to boo
    verbo intransitivo
    1 ( silbar) to whistle
    2 (fam) ( gustar mucho):

    chiflarse verbo pronominal (fam) chifladose por algo/algn to be crazy about sth/sb (colloq)
    chiflado,-a
    I adjetivo familiar mad, crazy [por, about]
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino (loco) nut, loony
    chiflar verbo intransitivo
    1 (con la boca) to whistle
    (con un silbato) to blow
    2 familiar (gustar mucho) me chifla esta música, I love this music
    ' chiflado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    chiflada
    - sonada
    - sonado
    - loco
    English:
    barmy
    - batty
    - bend
    - loony
    - mental
    - moonstruck
    - nut
    - nutcase
    - nuts
    - nutty
    - plumb
    - potty
    - wacky
    - zany
    - cracked
    - crush
    - dotty
    - kooky
    - screw
    * * *
    chiflado, -a Fam
    adj
    crazy, mad;
    está chiflado por la música étnica he's crazy o mad about ethnic music;
    está chiflado por una compañera de clase he's really fallen for one of his classmates
    nm,f
    loony
    * * *
    adj fam
    crazy fam
    ( por about), nuts fam
    ( por about)
    II m, chiflada f nutcase fam, basketcase fam
    * * *
    chiflado, -da adj, fam : nuts, crazy
    chiflado, -da n, fam : crazy person, lunatic
    * * *
    chiflado adj crazy [comp. crazier; superl. craziest] / mad [comp. madder; superl. maddest]

    Spanish-English dictionary > chiflado

  • 5 comedia romántica

    Ex. In this woeful film, under the mantle of a 'bitter-sweet romantic comedy,' Poliakoff lets his maudlin sentiments and fears run riot.
    * * *

    Ex: In this woeful film, under the mantle of a 'bitter-sweet romantic comedy,' Poliakoff lets his maudlin sentiments and fears run riot.

    Spanish-English dictionary > comedia romántica

  • 6 con la excusa de

    = in the name of, under the mantle of, under the flag of, under the guise of, in the guise of
    Ex. Historically, however, humans have always sought to capture and preserve -- in the name of efficiency, effectiveness, and/or predictability of outcomes -- such basic functions by institutionalizing them.
    Ex. In this woeful film, under the mantle of a 'bitter-sweet romantic comedy,' Poliakoff lets his maudlin sentiments and fears run riot.
    Ex. When the news media in the United States serve as a megaphone for government policy, they do so under the flag of responsible journalism; when foreign media do the same, however, it is called 'propaganda'.
    Ex. Although the application of policies requires an exercise of judgment, violation of the policy under the guise of 'flexibility' should be avoided.
    Ex. Further, these indexers are probably so familiar with their subject area that, they whether in the guise of indexer or searcher, will profit little from any additional guides to relationships.
    * * *
    = in the name of, under the mantle of, under the flag of, under the guise of, in the guise of

    Ex: Historically, however, humans have always sought to capture and preserve -- in the name of efficiency, effectiveness, and/or predictability of outcomes -- such basic functions by institutionalizing them.

    Ex: In this woeful film, under the mantle of a 'bitter-sweet romantic comedy,' Poliakoff lets his maudlin sentiments and fears run riot.
    Ex: When the news media in the United States serve as a megaphone for government policy, they do so under the flag of responsible journalism; when foreign media do the same, however, it is called 'propaganda'.
    Ex: Although the application of policies requires an exercise of judgment, violation of the policy under the guise of 'flexibility' should be avoided.
    Ex: Further, these indexers are probably so familiar with their subject area that, they whether in the guise of indexer or searcher, will profit little from any additional guides to relationships.

    Spanish-English dictionary > con la excusa de

  • 7 dar rienda suelta a + Nombre

    (v.) = let + Nombre + run riot
    Ex. In this woeful film, under the mantle of a 'bitter-sweet romantic comedy,' Poliakoff lets his maudlin sentiments and fears run riot.
    * * *
    (v.) = let + Nombre + run riot

    Ex: In this woeful film, under the mantle of a 'bitter-sweet romantic comedy,' Poliakoff lets his maudlin sentiments and fears run riot.

    Spanish-English dictionary > dar rienda suelta a + Nombre

  • 8 deplorable

    adj.
    deplorable (suceso, comportamiento).
    * * *
    1 deplorable, regrettable
    * * *
    ADJ [conducta] deplorable; [estado] appalling
    * * *
    adjetivo deplorable

    en un estado deplorablein a dreadful o an appalling state

    * * *
    = deplorable, woeful, disgraceful, pitiful.
    Ex. We agree with Price that using the words 'citation' and 'reference' interchangeably is a deplorable waste of a good technical term.
    Ex. In this woeful film, under the mantle of a 'bitter-sweet romantic comedy,' Poliakoff lets his maudlin sentiments and fears run riot.
    Ex. He maintains that indexers are shamefully treated, their pay is disgraceful and they are almost never acknowledged in the book.
    Ex. Today's pitiful situation must be improved drastically to cope with the overwhelming demand of clients for better library service.
    ----
    * condición deplorable = dismaying condition.
    * * *
    adjetivo deplorable

    en un estado deplorablein a dreadful o an appalling state

    * * *
    = deplorable, woeful, disgraceful, pitiful.

    Ex: We agree with Price that using the words 'citation' and 'reference' interchangeably is a deplorable waste of a good technical term.

    Ex: In this woeful film, under the mantle of a 'bitter-sweet romantic comedy,' Poliakoff lets his maudlin sentiments and fears run riot.
    Ex: He maintains that indexers are shamefully treated, their pay is disgraceful and they are almost never acknowledged in the book.
    Ex: Today's pitiful situation must be improved drastically to cope with the overwhelming demand of clients for better library service.
    * condición deplorable = dismaying condition.

    * * *
    deplorable
    su conducta ha sido deplorable he has behaved deplorably, his behavior has been deplorable
    me lo devolvió en un estado deplorable he returned it to me in a dreadful o a shocking o an appalling state
    * * *

    deplorable adjetivo
    deplorable
    deplorable adjetivo deplorable: cometieron un acto deplorable, they committed a dreadful crime
    volvió a casa en un estado deplorable, he came back home in an appalling state
    ' deplorable' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    lamentable
    English:
    deplorable
    - woeful
    * * *
    [comportamiento, espectáculo, estado] deplorable; [aspecto] sorry, pitiful
    * * *
    adj deplorable
    * * *
    : deplorable

    Spanish-English dictionary > deplorable

  • 9 desgarbado

    adj.
    ungainly, careless, ungraceful, gawky.
    * * *
    1 ungainly, ungraceful, clumsy
    * * *
    ADJ [movimiento] clumsy, ungainly; [persona] gawky
    * * *
    - da adjetivo <persona/aspecto> gangling, gawky; <movimientos/andar> ungainly
    * * *
    = gawky.
    Ex. His zany humor, gawky production, and sexual exhibitionism have grown in this new film into a confident, ironic account of a world in which it pays to be rich and beautiful.
    * * *
    - da adjetivo <persona/aspecto> gangling, gawky; <movimientos/andar> ungainly
    * * *

    Ex: His zany humor, gawky production, and sexual exhibitionism have grown in this new film into a confident, ironic account of a world in which it pays to be rich and beautiful.

    * * *
    ‹persona/aspecto› gangling, gawky; ‹movimientos/andar› ungainly
    * * *

    desgarbado
    ◊ -da adjetivo ‹persona/aspecto gangling, gawky;


    movimientos/andar ungainly
    desgarbado,-a adjetivo ungraceful, ungainly
    ' desgarbado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    desgarbada
    English:
    ungainly
    - lanky
    * * *
    desgarbado, -a adj
    ungainly;
    sus andares desgarbados his ungainly walk
    * * *
    adj fam
    ungainly
    * * *
    desgarbado, -da adj
    : ungainly

    Spanish-English dictionary > desgarbado

  • 10 desmañado

    adj.
    clumsy, awkward, lumbering, skill-less.
    m.
    clumsy person, butterfingers.
    * * *
    1 clumsy, awkward
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=torpe) clumsy
    2) (=lento) slow
    * * *
    - da adjetivo clumsy, awkward
    * * *
    = gauche, gawky.
    Ex. But influence of the gauche Aldine greek of the 1490s, and then of the superb reinterpretations of Garamont (1540s) and Granjon (1560s), was irresistible.
    Ex. His zany humor, gawky production, and sexual exhibitionism have grown in this new film into a confident, ironic account of a world in which it pays to be rich and beautiful.
    * * *
    - da adjetivo clumsy, awkward
    * * *
    = gauche, gawky.

    Ex: But influence of the gauche Aldine greek of the 1490s, and then of the superb reinterpretations of Garamont (1540s) and Granjon (1560s), was irresistible.

    Ex: His zany humor, gawky production, and sexual exhibitionism have grown in this new film into a confident, ironic account of a world in which it pays to be rich and beautiful.

    * * *
    clumsy, awkward
    * * *
    desmañado, -a adj
    clumsy, awkward
    * * *
    adj clumsy
    * * *
    desmañado, -da adj
    : clumsy, awkward

    Spanish-English dictionary > desmañado

  • 11 encubierto en

    Ex. In this woeful film, under the mantle of a 'bitter-sweet romantic comedy,' Poliakoff lets his maudlin sentiments and fears run riot.
    * * *

    Ex: In this woeful film, under the mantle of a 'bitter-sweet romantic comedy,' Poliakoff lets his maudlin sentiments and fears run riot.

    Spanish-English dictionary > encubierto en

  • 12 estrafalario

    adj.
    1 outlandish, eccentric.
    2 lurid, flashy, gaudy, garish.
    * * *
    2 familiar figurado (extravagante) eccentric, weird, outlandish
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) [persona, ideas] odd, eccentric
    2) [ropa] outlandish
    * * *
    I
    - ria adjetivo <persona/ideas/conducta> eccentric; < vestimenta> outlandish, bizarre
    II
    - ria masculino, femenino eccentric
    * * *
    = zany [zanier -comp., zaniest -sup.], bizarre, cranky [crankier -comp., crankiest -sup.], way out in left field, freakish.
    Ex. His zany humor, gawky production, and sexual exhibitionism have grown in this new film into a confident, ironic account of a world in which it pays to be rich and beautiful.
    Ex. Some of them will be sufficiently bizarre to suit the most fastidious connoisseur of the present artifacts of civilization.
    Ex. For example, you already know that living in a windowless room will make you cranky and out of sorts.
    Ex. From this chance observation, Kazantsev drew two conclusions: one dead on target, the other, way out in left field.
    Ex. 1816 was one of several years during the 1810s in which numerous crops failed during freakish summer cold snaps after volcanic eruptions that reduced incoming sunlight.
    ----
    * de un modo estrafalario = bizarrely, freakishly.
    * estrafalario, lo = bizarre, the.
    * idea estrafalaria = outlandish idea.
    * lo estrafalario = zaniness.
    * * *
    I
    - ria adjetivo <persona/ideas/conducta> eccentric; < vestimenta> outlandish, bizarre
    II
    - ria masculino, femenino eccentric
    * * *
    = zany [zanier -comp., zaniest -sup.], bizarre, cranky [crankier -comp., crankiest -sup.], way out in left field, freakish.

    Ex: His zany humor, gawky production, and sexual exhibitionism have grown in this new film into a confident, ironic account of a world in which it pays to be rich and beautiful.

    Ex: Some of them will be sufficiently bizarre to suit the most fastidious connoisseur of the present artifacts of civilization.
    Ex: For example, you already know that living in a windowless room will make you cranky and out of sorts.
    Ex: From this chance observation, Kazantsev drew two conclusions: one dead on target, the other, way out in left field.
    Ex: 1816 was one of several years during the 1810s in which numerous crops failed during freakish summer cold snaps after volcanic eruptions that reduced incoming sunlight.
    * de un modo estrafalario = bizarrely, freakishly.
    * estrafalario, lo = bizarre, the.
    * idea estrafalaria = outlandish idea.
    * lo estrafalario = zaniness.

    * * *
    ‹persona› eccentric; ‹ideas/conducta› weird, eccentric; ‹vestimenta› outlandish, bizarre
    masculine, feminine
    eccentric
    * * *

    estrafalario
    ◊ - ria adjetivo ‹persona/ideas/conducta eccentric;


    vestimenta outlandish, bizarre
    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino
    eccentric
    estrafalario,-a adj fam outlandish, eccentric: tiene una forma de vestir un poco estrafalaria, she dresses a bit outlandishly
    ' estrafalario' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    estrafalaria
    English:
    bizarre
    - freak
    - outlandish
    - outrageous
    - quirky
    - zany
    * * *
    estrafalario, -a adj
    1. [extravagante] [persona, ropa, ideas] outlandish, eccentric
    2. [desaliñado] slovenly, sloppy
    * * *
    adj fam
    eccentric; ropa outlandish
    * * *
    estrambótico, excéntrico: eccentric, bizarre

    Spanish-English dictionary > estrafalario

  • 13 estrambótico

    adj.
    outlandish, freakish.
    * * *
    1 familiar outlandish, eccentric, weird
    * * *
    ADJ odd, outlandish
    * * *
    - ca adjetivo <persona/idea/conducta> eccentric; < vestimenta> outlandish, bizarre
    * * *
    = fancy, zany [zanier -comp., zaniest -sup.], bizarre, wacky [wackier -comp., wackiest -sup.], freaky [freakier -comp., freakiest -sup.], freakish.
    Ex. This kind of research, whether on processes of cataloging, acquisitions, or whatnot, should produce results to show that, with due respect to all the fancy mathematics, the specific arts of cataloging, acquisitions, or whatnot are being done as well as can be expected.
    Ex. His zany humor, gawky production, and sexual exhibitionism have grown in this new film into a confident, ironic account of a world in which it pays to be rich and beautiful.
    Ex. Some of them will be sufficiently bizarre to suit the most fastidious connoisseur of the present artifacts of civilization.
    Ex. 'Open Season' is a wild and wacky animated comedy set in the town of Timberline.
    Ex. This film is really just a series of throwaway skits that the director and scriptwriter attempt to lard with parody and freaky fantasy.
    Ex. 1816 was one of several years during the 1810s in which numerous crops failed during freakish summer cold snaps after volcanic eruptions that reduced incoming sunlight.
    ----
    * lo estrambótico = zaniness.
    * * *
    - ca adjetivo <persona/idea/conducta> eccentric; < vestimenta> outlandish, bizarre
    * * *
    = fancy, zany [zanier -comp., zaniest -sup.], bizarre, wacky [wackier -comp., wackiest -sup.], freaky [freakier -comp., freakiest -sup.], freakish.

    Ex: This kind of research, whether on processes of cataloging, acquisitions, or whatnot, should produce results to show that, with due respect to all the fancy mathematics, the specific arts of cataloging, acquisitions, or whatnot are being done as well as can be expected.

    Ex: His zany humor, gawky production, and sexual exhibitionism have grown in this new film into a confident, ironic account of a world in which it pays to be rich and beautiful.
    Ex: Some of them will be sufficiently bizarre to suit the most fastidious connoisseur of the present artifacts of civilization.
    Ex: 'Open Season' is a wild and wacky animated comedy set in the town of Timberline.
    Ex: This film is really just a series of throwaway skits that the director and scriptwriter attempt to lard with parody and freaky fantasy.
    Ex: 1816 was one of several years during the 1810s in which numerous crops failed during freakish summer cold snaps after volcanic eruptions that reduced incoming sunlight.
    * lo estrambótico = zaniness.

    * * *
    ‹persona› eccentric; ‹idea/conducta› weird, eccentric; ‹vestimenta› outlandish, bizarre
    * * *

    estrambótico
    ◊ -ca adjetivo ‹persona/idea/conducta eccentric;


    vestimenta outlandish, bizarre
    estrambótico,-a adj fam outlandish, eccentric
    ' estrambótico' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    estrambótica
    English:
    bizarre
    - fancy
    - way
    * * *
    estrambótico, -a adj
    outlandish, eccentric
    * * *
    adj fam
    eccentric; ropa outlandish
    * * *
    estrambótico, -ca adj
    estrafalario, excéntrico: eccentric, bizarre

    Spanish-English dictionary > estrambótico

  • 14 lamentable

    adj.
    1 terribly sad (triste).
    2 lamentable, deplorable (malo).
    * * *
    1 (injusticia) regrettable, deplorable; (estado) sorry, pitiful
    * * *
    ADJ [conducta] deplorable; [injusticia] shameful; [error] regrettable; [escena, aspecto, estado] sorry, pitiful; [pérdida] sad

    es lamentable que... — it is regrettable that...

    * * *
    a) <conducta/error/suceso> deplorable, terrible
    b) < pérdida> sad; <estado/aspecto> pitiful; < error> regrettable
    * * *
    = regrettable, wretched, sad, deplorable, miserable, parlous, embarrassing, sorry [sorrier -comp., sorriest -sup.], woeful, pitiful, abject, abjected.
    Ex. All these networks have standard record formats, although it is regrettable that they all operate to different standards.
    Ex. A card catalog has the capability of being kept up to date, but it is a wretched way to make information available.
    Ex. It is at least arguable that the discreditable popular image is to some extent a reflection of his own self-image, and that the sad irony of the librarian is that people have come to accept him at his own valuation.
    Ex. We agree with Price that using the words 'citation' and 'reference' interchangeably is a deplorable waste of a good technical term.
    Ex. Sometimes of an evening, after my miserable journeyings through the day, I would stand for hours in the Strand, leaning against the shutters of a closed shop, and watching the compositors at work by gaslight on the opposite side of the way, upon a morning paper.
    Ex. Book provision to many schools is in a parlous state and the school book market also has its problems.
    Ex. This is highly embarrassing for the innocent reader and for the apologetic library staff.
    Ex. The author describes the sorry state of libraries in Portugal where 149 of the 558 libraries have a collection of less than 1,000 titles.
    Ex. In this woeful film, under the mantle of a 'bitter-sweet romantic comedy,' Poliakoff lets his maudlin sentiments and fears run riot.
    Ex. Today's pitiful situation must be improved drastically to cope with the overwhelming demand of clients for better library service.
    Ex. Her art works incorporate such abject materials as dirt, hair, excrement, dead animals, menstrual blood and rotting food in order to confront taboo issues of gender and sexuality.
    Ex. In this study of sapphism in the British novel, Moore often directs our attention to the periphery of sapphic romances, when an abjected body suffers on behalf of the stainless heroine.
    ----
    * de forma lamentable = miserably.
    * de manera lamentable = lamentably, miserably.
    * fracasar de manera lamentable = fail + miserably, fail + dismally.
    * fracaso lamentable = embarrassing failure.
    * ser lamentable = be a pity.
    * * *
    a) <conducta/error/suceso> deplorable, terrible
    b) < pérdida> sad; <estado/aspecto> pitiful; < error> regrettable
    * * *
    = regrettable, wretched, sad, deplorable, miserable, parlous, embarrassing, sorry [sorrier -comp., sorriest -sup.], woeful, pitiful, abject, abjected.

    Ex: All these networks have standard record formats, although it is regrettable that they all operate to different standards.

    Ex: A card catalog has the capability of being kept up to date, but it is a wretched way to make information available.
    Ex: It is at least arguable that the discreditable popular image is to some extent a reflection of his own self-image, and that the sad irony of the librarian is that people have come to accept him at his own valuation.
    Ex: We agree with Price that using the words 'citation' and 'reference' interchangeably is a deplorable waste of a good technical term.
    Ex: Sometimes of an evening, after my miserable journeyings through the day, I would stand for hours in the Strand, leaning against the shutters of a closed shop, and watching the compositors at work by gaslight on the opposite side of the way, upon a morning paper.
    Ex: Book provision to many schools is in a parlous state and the school book market also has its problems.
    Ex: This is highly embarrassing for the innocent reader and for the apologetic library staff.
    Ex: The author describes the sorry state of libraries in Portugal where 149 of the 558 libraries have a collection of less than 1,000 titles.
    Ex: In this woeful film, under the mantle of a 'bitter-sweet romantic comedy,' Poliakoff lets his maudlin sentiments and fears run riot.
    Ex: Today's pitiful situation must be improved drastically to cope with the overwhelming demand of clients for better library service.
    Ex: Her art works incorporate such abject materials as dirt, hair, excrement, dead animals, menstrual blood and rotting food in order to confront taboo issues of gender and sexuality.
    Ex: In this study of sapphism in the British novel, Moore often directs our attention to the periphery of sapphic romances, when an abjected body suffers on behalf of the stainless heroine.
    * de forma lamentable = miserably.
    * de manera lamentable = lamentably, miserably.
    * fracasar de manera lamentable = fail + miserably, fail + dismally.
    * fracaso lamentable = embarrassing failure.
    * ser lamentable = be a pity.

    * * *
    1 (deplorable) ‹conducta/error/suceso› deplorable, terrible, lamentable
    2 (triste) ‹pérdida› sad; ‹estado/aspecto› pitiful; ‹error› regrettable
    verle suplicando de esa manera era un espectáculo lamentable it was a pitiful sight to see him begging like that
    * * *

     

    lamentable adjetivo
    a)conducta/error/suceso deplorable, terrible

    b) pérdida sad;

    estado/aspecto pitiful;
    error regrettable
    lamentable adjetivo
    1 (que causa pena o disgusto) regrettable
    2 (estropeado) terrible: el coche quedó en un estado lamentable, the car was in a terrible state
    ' lamentable' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    estado
    - fatal
    - vergonzosa
    - vergonzoso
    - papel
    - penoso
    English:
    deplorable
    - lamentable
    - pathetic
    - pitiful
    - regrettable
    - sad
    - sorry
    - woeful
    - meet
    - miserable
    - miserably
    * * *
    1. [conducta, accidente, confusión] regrettable;
    sería lamentable que no pudiera acudir it would be a shame if she couldn't come
    2. [malo] lamentable, deplorable;
    llegó a casa con un aspecto lamentable she looked terrible o she was in a pitiful state when she got home
    * * *
    adj deplorable
    * * *
    1) : unfortunate, lamentable
    2) : pitiful, sad

    Spanish-English dictionary > lamentable

  • 15 luctuoso

    adj.
    mournful, sorrowful, sad.
    * * *
    1 literal mournful, sorrowful
    * * *
    ADJ frm mournful, sad
    * * *
    - sa adjetivo (frml) painful
    * * *
    = deplorable, woeful, pitiful, dire, fateful.
    Ex. We agree with Price that using the words 'citation' and 'reference' interchangeably is a deplorable waste of a good technical term.
    Ex. In this woeful film, under the mantle of a 'bitter-sweet romantic comedy,' Poliakoff lets his maudlin sentiments and fears run riot.
    Ex. Today's pitiful situation must be improved drastically to cope with the overwhelming demand of clients for better library service.
    Ex. Throughout the process of development, debate and enactment of the Digital Millennium Act in the USA, many dire forebodings were envisaged for the library profession.
    Ex. The Russian delegation also presented a handmade book to the National Library of Scotland in remembrance of that fateful Moscow meeting.
    * * *
    - sa adjetivo (frml) painful
    * * *
    = deplorable, woeful, pitiful, dire, fateful.

    Ex: We agree with Price that using the words 'citation' and 'reference' interchangeably is a deplorable waste of a good technical term.

    Ex: In this woeful film, under the mantle of a 'bitter-sweet romantic comedy,' Poliakoff lets his maudlin sentiments and fears run riot.
    Ex: Today's pitiful situation must be improved drastically to cope with the overwhelming demand of clients for better library service.
    Ex: Throughout the process of development, debate and enactment of the Digital Millennium Act in the USA, many dire forebodings were envisaged for the library profession.
    Ex: The Russian delegation also presented a handmade book to the National Library of Scotland in remembrance of that fateful Moscow meeting.

    * * *
    ( frml); painful, sorrowful ( frml)
    * * *
    luctuoso, -a adj
    sorrowful, mournful
    * * *
    adj sad, sorrowful
    * * *
    luctuoso, -sa adj
    : mournful, tragic

    Spanish-English dictionary > luctuoso

  • 16 semiamargo

    = bittersweet [bitter-sweet].
    Ex. In this woeful film, under the mantle of a ' bitter-sweet romantic comedy,' Poliakoff lets his maudlin sentiments and fears run riot.
    * * *
    = bittersweet [bitter-sweet].

    Ex: In this woeful film, under the mantle of a ' bitter-sweet romantic comedy,' Poliakoff lets his maudlin sentiments and fears run riot.

    Spanish-English dictionary > semiamargo

  • 17 torpe

    adj.
    1 clumsy (sin destreza, sin tacto).
    sus movimientos son torpes her movements are clumsy
    es muy torpe conduciendo he's a terrible driver
    2 slow, dim-witted (sin inteligencia).
    3 importunate.
    f. & m.
    clumsy person, blunderer, butterfingers, blunderhead.
    * * *
    1 (poco hábil) clumsy
    2 (de movimiento) slow, awkward
    3 (poco inteligente) dim, thick
    * * *
    adj.
    1) awkward, clumsy
    2) dull
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=poco ágil) [persona] clumsy; [movimiento] ungainly

    ¡qué torpe eres, ya me has vuelto a pisar! — you're so clumsy, you've trodden on my foot again!

    2) (=necio) dim, slow

    soy muy torpe para la informáticaI'm very dim o slow when it comes to computers

    es bastante torpe y nunca entiende las leccioneshe's a bit dim o slow, he never understands the lessons

    3) (=sin tacto) clumsy

    ¡qué torpe soy! me temo que la he ofendido — how clumsy o stupid of me! I'm afraid I've offended her

    * * *
    a) ( en las acciones) clumsy; ( al andar) awkward

    un animal lerdo y torpe — a slow, ungainly animal

    b) ( de entendimiento) slow (colloq)
    c) ( sin tacto) <persona/comentario> clumsy
    * * *
    = clumsy [clumsier -comp., clumsiest -sup.], gauche, dull, heavy-handed, gawky, ham-handed, ham-fisted, clotted, awkward.
    Ex. Such solutions after repeated application cause the catalog to become a clumsy, inefficient tool, and serve only to compound future problems.
    Ex. But influence of the gauche Aldine greek of the 1490s, and then of the superb reinterpretations of Garamont (1540s) and Granjon (1560s), was irresistible.
    Ex. Then there are those children made to think themselves failures because of the hammer-blow terms like dull, backward, retarded, underprivileged, disadvantaged, handicapped, less able, slow, rejected, remedial, reluctant, disturbed.
    Ex. The often heavy-handed paternalism of Soviet children's literature is being challenged and children are being entrusted with real situations and real problems rather than the idealistic, rose-coloured version of reality previously thought suitable for them.
    Ex. His zany humor, gawky production, and sexual exhibitionism have grown in this new film into a confident, ironic account of a world in which it pays to be rich and beautiful.
    Ex. The League of Nations was a comically ham-handed debacle which collapsed in complete failure, disgracing all who were associated with it.
    Ex. They must ponder how not only to prevent such tragedies in future, but also to avoid worsening them through ham-fisted intervention.
    Ex. Although he occasionally lapses into a sort of clotted prose, his book is a valuable study of McLuhan's cultural and geographical context.
    Ex. Access is impaired by archaic, awkward, or simply strange headings that most normal persons would never look for on their first try.
    ----
    * de una manera torpe = awkwardly, cumbrously.
    * ser torpe con las manos = be all thumbs.
    * ser torpe para + Infinitivo = be deficient in + Gerundio.
    * torpes, los = dull-witted, the.
    * * *
    a) ( en las acciones) clumsy; ( al andar) awkward

    un animal lerdo y torpe — a slow, ungainly animal

    b) ( de entendimiento) slow (colloq)
    c) ( sin tacto) <persona/comentario> clumsy
    * * *
    = clumsy [clumsier -comp., clumsiest -sup.], gauche, dull, heavy-handed, gawky, ham-handed, ham-fisted, clotted, awkward.

    Ex: Such solutions after repeated application cause the catalog to become a clumsy, inefficient tool, and serve only to compound future problems.

    Ex: But influence of the gauche Aldine greek of the 1490s, and then of the superb reinterpretations of Garamont (1540s) and Granjon (1560s), was irresistible.
    Ex: Then there are those children made to think themselves failures because of the hammer-blow terms like dull, backward, retarded, underprivileged, disadvantaged, handicapped, less able, slow, rejected, remedial, reluctant, disturbed.
    Ex: The often heavy-handed paternalism of Soviet children's literature is being challenged and children are being entrusted with real situations and real problems rather than the idealistic, rose-coloured version of reality previously thought suitable for them.
    Ex: His zany humor, gawky production, and sexual exhibitionism have grown in this new film into a confident, ironic account of a world in which it pays to be rich and beautiful.
    Ex: The League of Nations was a comically ham-handed debacle which collapsed in complete failure, disgracing all who were associated with it.
    Ex: They must ponder how not only to prevent such tragedies in future, but also to avoid worsening them through ham-fisted intervention.
    Ex: Although he occasionally lapses into a sort of clotted prose, his book is a valuable study of McLuhan's cultural and geographical context.
    Ex: Access is impaired by archaic, awkward, or simply strange headings that most normal persons would never look for on their first try.
    * de una manera torpe = awkwardly, cumbrously.
    * ser torpe con las manos = be all thumbs.
    * ser torpe para + Infinitivo = be deficient in + Gerundio.
    * torpes, los = dull-witted, the.

    * * *
    1 (en las acciones) clumsy; (al andar) awkward
    la anciana andaba de manera torpe the old lady moved awkwardly
    un animal lerdo y torpe a slow, ungainly animal
    2 (de entendimiento) slow ( colloq), dim ( colloq)
    es torpe para las matemáticas he's very slow o dim at math(s)
    ¡qué torpe soy! I'm so stupid o slow o dim!
    3 (sin tacto) ‹persona/comentario› clumsy
    se disculpó de manera torpe she excused herself clumsily
    * * *

     

    torpe adjetivo

    b) ( de entendimiento) slow (colloq)

    c) ( sin tacto) ‹persona/comentario clumsy;


    torpe adjetivo
    1 (poco habilidoso) clumsy
    2 (comentario, gesto) clumsy
    3 (en el andar, etc) slow, awkward
    4 (de entendimiento) soy un poco torpe para la física, I'm not very good at physics
    pey (como insulto) dim, dense, thick
    ' torpe' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    calamidad
    - manta
    - ganso
    - inhábil
    - lerdo
    - sonado
    English:
    awkward
    - bumbling
    - clumsy
    - dense
    - gauche
    - heavy-handed
    - inept
    - laboured
    - oops!
    - slow
    - whoops
    - bungling
    - cumbersome
    - dull
    - heavy
    - klutz
    - labored
    - lumber
    * * *
    torpe adj
    1. [sin destreza] [persona] clumsy;
    [dedos, andares] clumsy, awkward;
    sus movimientos son torpes her movements are clumsy;
    escrito en torpes trazos infantiles written with clumsy childish handwriting;
    torpe con las manos [que rompe las cosas] esp Br ham-fisted, US ham-handed;
    [que deja caer las cosas] butter-fingered;
    con los años estoy torpe ya I'm getting clumsy as I get older;
    es muy torpe en dibujo he's not very good at drawing;
    es muy torpe Esp [m5] conduciendo o Am [m5] manejando he's a terrible driver
    2. [sin tacto] [gestos, palabras, comportamiento] clumsy
    3. [sin inteligencia] slow, dim-witted
    * * *
    adj clumsy; ( tonto) dense, dim
    * * *
    torpe adj
    1) desmañado: clumsy, awkward
    2) : stupid, dull
    torpemente adv
    * * *
    torpe adj
    1. (manazas) clumsy [comp. clumsier; superl. clumsiest]
    2. (lento) slow

    Spanish-English dictionary > torpe

  • 18 film transparente

    m.
    transparent film, clear plastic film, colorless film.
    * * *
    (n.) = cling film
    Ex. This dispenser will store 32cm wide cling film and kitchen foil internally and kitchen paper can be attached to the bottom if required.
    * * *
    (n.) = cling film

    Ex: This dispenser will store 32cm wide cling film and kitchen foil internally and kitchen paper can be attached to the bottom if required.

    Spanish-English dictionary > film transparente

  • 19 film

    БИРС > film

  • 20 film

    ind→ link=filme filme{
    film
    film [film]

    Diccionario Español-Alemán > film

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