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"Depresivo" is an adjective which is often translated as "depressing", and "adicto" is an adjective which is often translated as "addicted". Learn more about the difference between "depresivo" and "adicto" below.
depresivo
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (saddening)
a. depressing
El aumento de la pobreza es un dato depresivo.The increase in poverty is a depressing fact.
2. (tending to get depressed)
a. depressive
Vivir con un hombre depresivo es agotador.Living with a depressive man is exhausting.
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. (person with a tendency to get depressed)
a. depressive
Su madre era una depresiva que acabó suicidándose.Her mother was a depressive who ended up committing suicide.
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adicto(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (having an addiction)
a. addicted
Soy adicto a los dulces y me es muy difícil comer sano.I'm addicted to sweets, so it's hard for me to eat healthy.
2. (follower)
a. supporter (noun)
No puedo discutir temas económicos con Pablo: él es adicto al neoliberalismo y yo soy socialista.I can't discuss economic issues with Pablo - he's a supporter of neoliberalism, and I am a Socialist.
3.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(devoted)
a. addicted
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
Mi hermano es adicto a las películas de vampiros.My brother is addicted to vampire movies.
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).
4. (person having an addiction)
a. addict
El cantante de rock confesó ser adicto a la cocaína e hizo rehabilitación.The rock singer confessed to being a cocaine addict and went to rehabilitation.
5. (follower)
a. supporter
La rebelión fue reprimida por el ejército real y los adictos al régimen.The rebellion was quelled by the royal army and supporters of the monarchy.
6.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(fanatic)
a. junkie
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
Tomás es un adicto al fútbol. Mira todo los partidos que pasan por televisión.Tomas is a football junkie. He watches every game that's on television.
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