1. (simple) 
a. humilde 
We may live in a humble dwelling, but we are a very happy family.Puede que vivamos en una vivienda humilde, pero somos una familia muy feliz.
b. modesto 
The president's father was a humble tailor.El padre del presidente era un sastre modesto.
2. (unpretentious) 
a. humilde 
Ana is very humble about her achievements.Ana es muy humilde respecto a sus logros.
b. modesto 
In my humble opinion, you should have left that job years ago.En mi modesta opinión, tendrías que haber dejado ese trabajo hace muchos años.
transitive verb
3. (to make humble) 
Seeing the courage of the veterans humbled me.Ver la valentía de los veteranos me dio una verdadera lección de humildad.
4. (to humiliate) 
a. humillar 
At the tournament, the local team managed to humble a professional team.En el torneo el equipo local consiguió humillar a un equipo profesional.
1. (meek, unpretentious) 
a. humilde 
in my humble opinionen mi humilde opinión
2. (fig) 
a. no direct translation 
to eat humble pietragarse sus palabras
transitive verb
3. (defeat) 
a. humillar, poner en su sitio 
to be humbled (by something)sacar una lección de humildad (de algo)
humble [ˈhʌmbl]
humbler (comparative)humblest (superlative)
1 (unassuming) [+person] humilde; modesto; [+apology] humilde
she was very humble about her achievements era muy modesta respecto a sus éxitos; my humble apologies for keeping you waiting mis más humildes disculpas por tenerle esperando; in my humble opinion en mi humilde or modesta opinión; I am or remain your humble servant (in letters) su humilde or seguroasegura servidoraservidora;a segura a servidora
2 (lowly) [+person, origins, background] humilde
Spyros Latsis started his career as a humble fisherman in the Aegean He had enjoyed a rather successful career as a publisher, rising from humble salesman to editorial director of a paperback company ...a humble [curate] in a small country region... and women from very humble [backgrounds]. His views come from his own humble beginnings
[+house, home] humilde; modesto
In reality it was no more than a humble pre-fabricated wooden house Even the most humble home has a meticulously clean, well-stocked and ordered storeroom There are restaurants, both humble and expensive, that specialize in them
the humble maggot el humilde gusano
...the humble kale, one of the easiest crops to grow Elegant and exotic or plain and simple, the humble potato is the ultimate standby Now even the humble maggot is coming under scrutiny
welcome to our humble abode bienvenido a nuestra humilde morada
transitive verb
1 (make humble) dar una lección de humildad a
Ted's words humbled me Ted me dio una lección de humildad con sus palabras
millions of viewers were humbled by this story to humble sb
it was a humbling experience fue una lección de humildad
working in the hospice was a humbling experience
to humble o.s. before God acercarse a Dios con humildad
2 (defeat) humillar
the team that humbled British football pride. el equipo que humilló el orgullo del fútbol británico
humble pie (n)
to eat humble pie morder el polvo
Anson was forced to eat humble pie and publicly apologise to her
Phrases with "humble"
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be humble
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