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"Bare" is an adjective which is often translated as "desnudo", and "naked" is an adjective which is also often translated as "desnudo". Learn more about the difference between "bare" and "naked" below.
bare(
behr
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (exposed)
a. desnudo
The painter portrayed the model's bare body.El pintor retrató el cuerpo desnudo del modelo.
b. descubierto
He wore gloves and a coat, but his head was bare.Llevaba guantes y un abrigo, pero su cabeza estaba descubierta.
c. pelado (wire or landscape)
We changed the wire because it was bare.Cambiamos el cable porque estaba pelado.
d. descalzo (feet)
She felt the sand under her bare feet.Sentía la arena bajo sus pies descalzos.
2. (unadorned)
a. desnudo
The walls are still bare since we moved.Las paredes siguen desnudas desde que nos mudamos.
3. (carente de; used with "of")
a. desprovisto de
Without context, learning is bare of meaning.Sin contexto, el aprendizaje está desprovisto de significado.
4. (without furniture)
a. vacío
All of our furniture is already in the moving van and the house has been left bare.Todos nuestros muebles están ya en el camión de mudanzas y ahora la casa está vacía.
b. sin amueblar
The bedrooms are still bare.Los dormitorios están todavía sin amueblar.
5. (without details)
a. simple
Her arguments are always bare and direct.Sus argumentos son siempre simples y directos.
b. escueto
His explanation was bare and to the point.Su explicación fue escueta y al grano.
6. (basic)
a. esencial
We earn enough to cover our bare needs.Ganamos lo suficiente para cubrir nuestras necesidades esenciales.
7. (meager)
a. escaso
Only a bare majority voted in favor of the new constitution.Solo una escasa mayoría votó a favor de la nueva constitución.
8. (mere)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
All you need in order to install this software is a bare memory of 2 GB.Todo lo que necesitas para instalar este software es una memoria de 2 GB.
We stayed there a bare two months.Pasamos allí apenas dos meses.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
9. (to uncover)
a. desnudar (body or soul)
She bared her soul in her poems.Desnudaba el alma en sus poemas.
b. mostrar (teeth)
The dog bared his teeth, ready to bite.El perro mostró los dientes, listo para morder.
c. desenvainar (sword)
The knight bared his sword and walked towards the dragon.El caballero desenvainó su espada y avanzó hacia el dragón.
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naked(
ney
-
kihd
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (without clothes)
a. desnudo
It's so hot that we decided to let the baby go about the house naked. Hace tanto calor que decidimos dejar que el bebé anduviera desnudo en la casa.
2. (empty)
a. vacío
This house feels so naked without my family.Esta casa parece tan vacía sin mi familia.
b. desnudo
I want to buy some paintings to cover the naked walls in your mom's living room.Quiero comprar unos cuadros para cubrir las paredes desnudas en la sala de tu mamá.
c. pelado
The naked winter landscape made her long for the beaches of Costa Rica.El paisaje pelado de invierno hizo que añorara las playas de Costa Rica.
3. (palpable)
a. manifiesto
This is a naked attempt to undermine me.Es un intento manifiesto de debilitarme.
4. (unsheathed)
a. desenvainado
The knight hung the naked sword on the wall, next to his shield.El caballero colgó la espada desenvainada sobre la pared, al lado de su escudo.
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