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"Dime" is a phrase which is often translated as "tell me", and "claro" is an adjective which is often translated as "clear". Learn more about the difference between "dime" and "claro" below.
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (to tell someone to speak)
a. tell me
Dime, ¿ya fuiste a renovar tu pasaporte?Tell me, have you already been to renew your passport?
b. shoot (informal)
¿Te puedo hacer una pregunta? - Dime.Can I ask you a question? - Shoot.
2. (to answer the phone)
a. hello
Regionalism used in Spain
¿Dime? Sí, Juanito, te puedo ayudar.Hello? Yes, Johnny, I can help you.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (obvious)
a. clear
La explicación no estuvo clara. No tengo idea de cómo contestar esta pregunta.The explanation was not clear. I have no idea how to answer this question.
2. (light)
a. bright
Solo recuerdo que una luz clara rodeó al ángel.I only remember that a bright light surrounded the angel.
3. (color)
a. light
Mi hija prefiere pintar con crayones de azul claro.My daughter prefers to color with light blue crayons.
b. pale
El verde claro de su camiseta resalta sus ojos.The pale green of his shirt brings out his eyes.
4. (transparent)
a. clear
El agua estaba tan clara que se podían ver las conchas en el fondo.The water was so clear you could see the shells on the bottom.
5. (weak)
a. thin
Si la masa queda demasiada clara, simplemente añade harina y mantequilla.If the batter is too thin, simply add flour and butter.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
6. (with precision)
a. clearly
Hablemos claro; mentiste y ahora no quieres admitir tu error.Let's speak clearly; you lied and now you don't want to admit your mistake.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
7. (space in the woods)
a. clearing
El claro estaba iluminado por faroles que colgaban de los árboles.The clearing was illuminated by lanterns that hung from trees.
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