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"Finicky" is an adjective which is often translated as "melindroso", and "fastidious" is an adjective which is often translated as "quisquilloso". Learn more about the difference between "finicky" and "fastidious" below.
finicky
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (choosy)
a. melindroso
Don't be so finicky! Just eat the food that's been prepared for you.¡No seas tan melindroso! Solo cómete la comida que te prepararon.
b. quisquilloso
My parents have pretty finicky tastes, so that might limit our choice of restaurants.Mis padres tienen un gusto bastante quisquilloso, así que eso podría limitar nuestras posibilidades de restaurantes.
2. (difficult)
a. complicado
Making aioli can be a finicky process because if you add the oil too quickly, the emulsion will break.Hacer alioli puede ser un proceso complicado porque si le incorporas el aceite demasiado rápido, se rompe la emulsión.
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fastidious
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (difficult to please)
a. quisquilloso
Carol is so fastidious about everything that it is difficult for her to enjoy anything.Carol es tan quisquillosa con todo que le cuesta trabajo disfrutar de nada.
b. muy exigente
Check it again before you give it to him because he is fastidious.Revísalo otra vez antes de dárselo porque es muy exigente.
c. fino
Alfred's fastidious tastes are difficult to please.Los gustos finos de Alfred son difíciles de complacer.
2. (meticulous)
a. escrupuloso
Mr. Smith is so fastidious that he gets his hair cut once a week.El señor Smith es tan escrupuloso que se corta el pelo una vez por semana.
b. meticuloso
The hotel's fastidious maintenance and luxurious appointments make it the ideal lodgings.El mantenimiento meticuloso del hotel y el mobiliario de lujo lo convierten en el alojamiento ideal.
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