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"Comfortable" is an adjective which is often translated as "cómodo", and "snug" is an adjective which is also often translated as "cómodo". Learn more about the difference between "comfortable" and "snug" below.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (producing physical comfort)
a. cómodo
I'm going to buy more cushions for the couch so that it's more comfortable.Voy a comprar más cojines para el sofá; así será más cómodo.
2. (experiencing physical comfort)
a. cómodo
You'll be more comfortable in this chair.Estarás más cómodo en este sillón.
b. a gusto
Are you cold? - No, I'm comfortable, thank you.¿Tienes frío? - No, estoy a gusto, gracias.
3. (relaxed and carefree)
a. cómodo
I like your friends. I feel comfortable with them.Me caen bien tus amigos. Me siento cómoda con ellos.
b. a gusto
I feel very comfortable in this café. It's so cozy.Me siento muy a gusto en este café. Es tan acogedor.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I don't really feel comfortable lying for you.En realidad no me siento bien mintiendo por ti.
I'm not entirely comfortable with the decision.No estoy muy a gusto con la decisión.
4. (free from financial worry)
a. desahogado
Ever since he won the lottery, he has had a very comfortable lifestyle.Desde que ganó la lotería, lleva una vida muy desahogada.
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snug
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (cosy)
a. cómodo
I could have been snug and warm at home instead of getting soaked in this rain.Podría estar tan cómoda y calentita en casa, en lugar de aquí empapada con esta lluvia.
I've left extra blankets on the bed, so you guys should be snug and warm at night.Les dejé más cobijas en la cama, así que deben estar cómodos y calentitos durante la noche.
b. acogedor (room or house)
Curtains would make this room look more snug.Unas cortinas harían más acogedora esta habitación.
c. cómodo y acogedor (room or house)
My friends put me up in a snug little attic room.Mis amigos me alojaron en un pequeño desván cómodo y acogedor.
d. a gusto (person)
He pulled a chair up to the fire and got nice and snug.Se acercó un sillón a la chimenea y se sentó allí tan a gusto.
2. (close-fitting)
a. ajustado
She was wearing snug jeans that showed off her figure.Llevaba unos vaqueros ajustados que resaltaban su figura.
b. ceñido
The dress is snug around the waist, with a flared skirt.El vestido queda ceñido en la cintura y tiene una falda con mucho vuelo.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (room) (United Kingdom)
a. el salón pequeño
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Max's favourite haunt is the snug of the local pub.El lugar predilecto de Max es el salón pequeño del pub local.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to settle comfortably)
a. acurrucarse
I love snugging up by the fire with a good book when it's snowing outside.Me encanta acurrucarme junto a la chimenea con un buen libro cuando está nevando fuera.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to wrap around)
a. envolverse en
I snugged a towel around me as the sun went down on the beach.Me envolví en una toalla cuando se puso el sol en la playa.
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