Quick answer
"Delgado" is an adjective which is often translated as "thin", and "flaco" is an adjective which is also often translated as "thin". Learn more about the difference between "delgado" and "flaco" below.
delgado(
dehl
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gah
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doh
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (slender)
a. thin
Estás muy delgado, Paco. ¡Come más de la sopa que te preparé!You're so thin, Paco. Have more of the soup I made you!
b. slim
La mujer delgada tenía el cabello oscuro y los ojos muy profundos.The slim woman had dark hair and very deep-set eyes.
2. (delicate)
a. fine
La araña tejió su telaraña con unos hilos muy delgados.The spider spun her web with very fine threads.
b. thin
No recomiendo que uses una tela tan delgada para hacer un pantalón de mezclilla.I wouldn't recommend you use such thin fabric to make jeans.
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flaco(
flah
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koh
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (slim)
a. thin
Algunas modelos están demasiado flacas.Some models are too thin.
b. skinny
Está muy flaco después de un mes fuera de casa.He is very skinny after a month away from home.
2. (poor)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Hizo un flaco servicio a su familia comprando esas tierras.He did a disservice to his family by buying that land.
Esta mala noticia hace un flaco favor a la Bolsa.This bad news does the Stock Market no favors.
3.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(weak)
a. feeble
Tenía la flaca memoria de una anciana.She had the feeble memory of an elderly lady.
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