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"Delgado" is an adjective which is often translated as "thin", and "él es alto" is a phrase which is often translated as "he's tall". Learn more about the difference between "delgado" and "él es alto" below.
delgado(
dehl
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gah
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doh
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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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él es alto
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. he's tall
Francisco y Silvia son mellizos, pero él es alto y ella es baja.Francisco and Silvia are twins, but he's tall and she's short.
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