Quick answer
"Frio" is a form of "freír", a transitive verb which is often translated as "to fry". "Distante" is an adjective which is often translated as "remote". Learn more about the difference between "distante" and "frio" below.
distante(
dees
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tahn
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teh
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (not near)
a. remote
Los viajeros provenían de una región distante cuyo nombre jamás había escuchado.The travelers came from a remote region whose name I'd never heard before.
b. distant
Quiero viajar a tierras distantes y conocer otras culturas.I want to travel to distant lands and learn about other cultures.
c. far-off
Marco Polo trajo especias exóticas de su viaje por tierras distantes.Marco Polo brought exotic spices from his travels to far-off lands.
d. faraway
Mi familia no podía permitirse el lujo de irse de vacaciones a lugares distantes.My family could never afford to vacation in faraway destinations.
2. (reserved)
a. distant
Mi novio está un poco distante, como si ya no quisiera estar más conmigo.My boyfriend is a bit distant, as if he didn't want to be with me anymore.
b. aloof
Puede que Alberto sea distante al principio, pero cuando lo conozcas, verás que es muy amigable.Alberto might might be aloof at first, but you'll see he's friendly once you get to know him.
3. (at a certain distance)
a. away
Vivimos en el pueblo de Navaluenga, distante 12 kilómetros.We live in the town of Navaluenga, 12 kilometers away.
b. far away (adverb)
El verano ya no estaba muy distante.Summer wasn't very far away.
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freír(
freh
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eer
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to cook)
a. to fry
Voy a freír unos aros de cebolla.I'm going to fry some onion rings.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to shoot)
a. to riddle
La policía frió a tiros al sospechoso.The police riddled the suspect with bullets.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to bite)
a. to eat alive
Anoche nos frieron los mosquitos.Last night the mosquitos ate us alive.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to pester)
a. to bombard
Cuando llegamos a casa, mis padres nos frieron a preguntas.My parents bombarded us with questions when we got home.
freírse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to get burnt)
a. to get fried
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Con el sol que pega, te vas a freír en la playa.The way the sun is beating down, you'll get fried on the beach.
6. (to cook)
a. to fry
Mientras se fríen los pimientos, puedes ir cortando las patatas.While the peppers are frying, you can chop the potatoes.
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