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"Dispuesto" is an adjective which is often translated as "willing", and "listo" is an adjective which is often translated as "smart". Learn more about the difference between "dispuesto" and "listo" below.
dispuesto(
dees
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pwehs
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toh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (inclined)
a. willing
Estoy dispuesta a ayudar en lo que necesites.I'm willing to help in whatever you need.
b. prepared
No estamos dispuestos a renunciar a nuestros derechos como trabajadores.We're not prepared to give up our rights as workers.
2. (disposed)
a. ready
Todo está dispuesto para la recepción.Everything is ready for the reception.
b. arranged
Los pétalos están dispuestos de distintas maneras en distintas flores.Petals are arranged differently in different flowers.
3. (skillful)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. handy
Mi esposa es muy dispuesta con los arreglos de la casa.My wife is very handy at fixing things in our house.
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listo(
lees
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toh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (intelligent)
a. smart
El chico más listo de la clase sacó unas notas excelentes.The smartest guy in our class got excellent grades.
b. clever
Los jugadores de ajedrez son muy listos.Chess players are very clever.
2. (prepared)
a. ready
¿Están ya listos? Tenemos que irnos.Are you ready? We have to go.
3. (done)
a. finished
El artículo tiene que estar listo para el jueves.The article has to be finished by Thursday.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
4. (all right)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. OK
¿Vienen con nosotros? - ¡Listo!Are you coming with us? - OK!
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