Quick answer
"Frantic" is an adjective which is often translated as "frenético", and "hectic" is an adjective which is often translated as "agitado". Learn more about the difference between "frantic" and "hectic" below.
frantic(
frahn
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tihk
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. frenético
When my brother could no longer take the frantic hustle of Wall Street, he came home to be a farmer.Cuando mi hermano ya no soportó más el bullicio frenético de Wall Street, regresó a casa para ser granjero.
b. desesperado
Deidre was getting frantic because her son still hadn't come home.Deidre estaba desesperada porque su hijo todavía no había llegado a casa.
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hectic(
hehk
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tihk
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (frenzied)
a. agitado
I sold 14 cars at work today. - It sounds like you had a hectic day.Vendí 14 carros hoy en el trabajo. - Parece que tuviste un día agitado.
b. frenético
Remember to slow down and enjoy life when things get hectic.Acuérdate de relajarte y disfrutar de la vida cuando las cosas se ponen frenéticas.
c. ajetreado
This month has been hectic. There have been more things to do than hours in the day.Este mes ha sido ajetreado. Han habido más cosas para hacer que horas en el día.
d.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
They regretted having gone on a tour to Europe because it turned out to be really hectic.Lamentaron haber ido a Europa con un tour porque al final anduvieron como locos.
We are in a hectic rush to finish the shopping center so it opens before Christmas.Estamos trabajando apurados como locos para acabar el centro comercial y abrirlo antes de la Navidad.
2. (medical)
a. héctico
Ronda has tuberculosis and has developed a hectic fever.Ronda tiene tuberculosis y ha desarrollado una fiebre héctica.
b. hético
Rick had a mild hectic fever, but it was just a temporary side effect of his vaccine.Rick tuvo una leve fiebre hética, pero fue sólo un efecto secundario temporal de la vacuna.
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