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"Foggy" is an adjective which is often translated as "neblinoso", and "misty" is an adjective which is also often translated as "neblinoso". Learn more about the difference between "foggy" and "misty" below.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (weather)
a. neblinoso
It's so foggy I can barely see the road.Está tan neblinoso que no puedo ver la carretera.
b. de niebla
It looks like it's going to be a foggy day today.Parece que va a ser un día de niebla hoy.
2. (confused)
a. nublado
I have only a foggy memory of the day of the accident.Solo tengo un recuerdo nublado del día del accidente.
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misty
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (foggy)
a. neblinoso
It's a misty morning next to the bay.Es una mañana neblinosa al lado de la bahía.
It's a misty, gloomy day, and I just want to sit inside and read a book.El día está opaco y neblinoso, y solo tengo ganas de quedarme en casa y leer un libro.
2. (drizzly)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. lloviznando (gerund)
It was misty and we all had our raincoats on as we took the boat out of the port.Estaba lloviznando y todos teníamos puestas las gabardinas al zarpar del puerto.
3. (steamed up)
a. empañado
On cool mornings, the bathroom mirror always gets misty when I take a shower.En las mañanas frescas, el espejo del baño siempre se pone empañado cuando me ducho.
4. (tearful)
a. lloroso
Annie's eyes were misty as she remembered the fun she used to have with her grandma before she died.Los ojos de Annie estaban llorosos al acordarse de cómo solía divertirse con su abuela antes de morir.
b. empañado
Fernando's eyes were misty during his daughter's wedding.Fernando tuvo los ojos empañados durante toda la boda de su hija.
5. (indistinct)
a. borroso
My heart skipped a beat when I realized the misty outline of a man was actually a grizzly bear.Mi corazón dio un vuelco cuando me di cuenta de que el contorno borroso de un hombre era en realidad un oso grizzly.
b. difuso
I see a misty form standing behind you. Don't you see it? - No. How creepy! I hope it's not a ghost.Veo una forma difusa de pie detrás de ti. ¿No la ves? - No. ¡Qué escalofriante! Espero que no sea un fantasma.
6. (vague)
a. vago
Did Stephanie come to the party with Andy? - I don't know. My memory of that night is misty.¿Stephanie fue a la fiesta con Andy? - No lo sé. Mis recuerdos de aquella noche son vagos.
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