suave
adjective
1. (general) 
a. fino(a), cortés 
2. (pejorative) 
a. zalamero(a), lisonjero(a) 
suave [swɑːv]
adjective
fino
he is a suave, cool and cultured man
hábil;
suave
adjective
1. (pleasant to the touch) 
a. smooth 
Ella lijó la madera hasta estar suave al tacto.She sanded the wood until it was smooth to the touch.
b. soft 
La cama es cómoda porque tiene un colchón suave.The bed is comfortable because it has a soft mattress.
2. (subtle) 
a. mild 
La salsa tiene un sabor suave que complementa la carne.The sauce has a mild flavor that complements the meat.
3. (personable) 
a. gentle 
Él tiene un carácter suave; no le haría daño a nadie.He has a gentle way about him; he wouldn't hurt anyone.
b. pleasant 
Prefiero rodearme de gente suave.I prefer to surround myself with pleasant people.
c. smooth 
Es una mujer suave, hechizará a cualquier hombre.She's a smooth woman, she'll charm any man.
suave
adjective
1. (al tacto) 
a. soft 
2. (liso, no brusco) 
a. smooth 
este coche tiene la dirección muy suavethis car has very smooth steering
3. (sabor, olor, color) 
a. delicate 
este curry está bastante suavethis curry is quite mild
4. (apacible; persona, carácter) 
a. gentle 
5. (clima) 
a. mild 
6. (fácil, lento; cuesta, tarea, ritmo) 
a. gentle 
7. (colloquial) (Mexico) 
a. pleasant 
adverb
8. (colloquial) (Mexico) 
a. all right, fine 
suave
adjective
1 (liso) [+superficie] smooth; even; [+piel, pasta] smooth
2 (no fuerte) [+color, movimiento, brisa, reprimenda] gentle; [+clima, sabor] mild; [+trabajo] easy; [+operación mecánica] smooth; easy; [+melodía, voz] soft; sweet; [+ruido] low; [+olor] slight; [+droga] soft
suave como el terciopelo smooth as silk; like velvet
3 [+persona, personalidad] gentle; sweet
estuvo muy suave conmigo he was very sweet to me; he behaved very nicely to me
4 (Chile) (México) (grande) big; huge; (destacado) outstanding
5 (México) (atractivo) good-looking; fanciable (familiar); (estupendo) great (familiar); fabulous (familiar)
¡suave! great idea! (familiar); right on! (familiar); (EEUU)
6
dar la suave (Latinoamérica) (halagar) to flatter
adverb
1 (Latinoamérica) [+sonar] softly; quietly
2 (México)
toca suave she plays beautifully
Phrases with "suave"
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suave murmullo
soft murmur
viento suave cerca del mar
gentle wind by the sea
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