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"Frio" is a form of "freír", a transitive verb which is often translated as "to fry". "Esquivo" is an adjective which is often translated as "evasive". Learn more about the difference between "esquivo" and "frio" below.
esquivo(
ehs
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kee
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boh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (avoidant)
a. evasive
No me gusta Peter: no es llano y directo, sino esquivo incluso en relación con cosas sin importancia.I don't like Peter - he's not plain and direct, but he's evasive even about small things.
b. aloof
No es fácil tratar con un empleado esquivo que a menudo evita comunicarse con sus compañeros de trabajo.It is not easy to deal with an aloof employee who often avoids communicating with coworkers.
c. unsociable
Benjamín se comporta esquivo ultimamente. - Debe de estar escondiendo algo.Benjamin has been acting unsociable lately. - He must be hiding something.
2. (hard to find)
a. elusive
El actor es esquivo y rara vez hace entrevistas o da conferencias de prensa.The actor is elusive and rarely does interviews or press conferences.
3. (timid)
a. shy
El nuevo alumno es esquivo y le cuesta integrarse al grupo.The new student is shy and has trouble fitting in the group.
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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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