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"Escurridizo" is an adjective which is often translated as "slippery", and "resbaladizo" is an adjective which is also often translated as "slippery". Learn more about the difference between "escurridizo" and "resbaladizo" below.
escurridizo(
ehs
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koo
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rree
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dee
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soh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (soapy)
a. slippery
Una pastilla de jabón mojada es muy escurridiza.A wet bar of soap is very slippery.
2. (ambiguous)
a. evasive
Las escurridizas afirmaciones del delincuente exasperaban al fiscal.The criminal's evasive statements exasperated the district attorney.
3. (difficult to pin down)
a. slippery
El escurridizo actor consiguió que los paparazzi no lo encontraron ayer.The slippery actor successfully evaded the paparazzi yesterday.
4. (evanescent)
a. elusive
Los sueños suelen ser escurridizos y cuanto más intentas acordarte menos los recuerdas.Dreams tend to be elusive. The more you try to remember them the more you forget them.
5. (type of knot)
a. running
El colgante tiene un nudo escurridizo para que puedas ajustar la altura.The necklace has a running knot so that you can change the height.
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resbaladizo(
rrehs
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bah
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lah
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dee
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soh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (slippy)
a. slippery
El suelo estaba muy resbaladizo por la lluvia y me caí.The floor was very slippery after the rain and I fell over.
2. (sensitive)
a. delicate
El resbaladizo tema del aborto es muy polémico porque existen opiniones muy diferentes.The delicate issue of abortion is very controversial because people have very different opinions.
b. tricky
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Prefiero no opinar sobre un tema tan resbaladizo como la independencia de Cataluña.I'd rather not give an opinion on such a tricky issue as the independence of Catalonia.
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