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"Dado" is a noun which is often translated as "die", and "metido" is an adjective which is often translated as "involved". Learn more about the difference between "dado" and "metido" below.
dado(
dah
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doh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (game piece)
a. die (singular)
Le toca a él tirar el dado.It's his turn now to throw the die.
b. dice (plural)
¿Me pasos los dados? Están al lado de las cartas.Can you pass me the dice? They're next to the cards.
2. (culinary)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. cube
Incorpora los dados de jamón al caldo.Add the cubes of ham to the broth.
3. (architecture)
a. dado
El pedestal tiene una grieta por el dado.The pedestal has a crack along the dado.
4. (tool)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
a. socket
Ninguno de estos dos dados encaja, pues el perno tiene que ser de medida métrica.Neither of these two sockets fits, because the bolt needs to be a metric size.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5. (prone)
a. given
Las impresoras son dadas a romperse cuando más las necesitas.Printers are given to breaking down when you most need them.
b. inclined
Este trabajo no es ideal para aquellas personas dadas a la autocomplacencia.This job isn’t ideal for those inclined to complacency.
6. (stated)
a. given
En el momento dado, te buscaré delante el hotel.At the given time, I will look for you in front of the hotel.
b. certain
En un punto dado durante la obra, los actores salen a interactuar con el público.At a certain point in the play, the actors go out to interact with the audience.
7. (in the light of)
a. given
Dada la reacción pública ante esta noticia, creo que nos conviene cambiar de estrategía.Given the public reaction to this news, I think we would do well to change our strategy.
b. in view of
Dados los problemas a los que nos enfrentamos, sería poco aconsejable invertir más dinero en este proyecto.In view of the problems we're facing, it would be unwise to invest any more money in this project.
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metido(
meh
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tee
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doh
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (implicated)
a. involved
Jimena está muy metida en las asociaciones de rescate de animales.Jimena is very involved with animal rescue associations.
2. (meddling)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. nosy
Eres muy metido. Ocúpate de tus asuntos.You are so nosy. Mind your own business.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
3. (meddler)
a. busybody
El metido estaba escuchando nuestra conversación sin nosotros darnos cuenta.The busybody was listening to our conversation without us realizing it.
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