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"Fresh" is an adjective which is often translated as "fresco", and "pure" is an adjective which is often translated as "puro". Learn more about the difference between "fresh" and "pure" below.
fresh(
fresh
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (not stale, unpreserved)
a. fresco
The chef gets fresh fish at the market every morning.El chef consigue pescado fresco en el mercado todas las mañanas.
2. (additional)
a. nuevo
It's time to add fresh blood to our team.Ya es hora de traer sangre nueva a nuestro equipo.
3. (not salty)
a. dulce
Fresh water sprang from the mountain.Brotaba agua dulce de la montaña.
4. (cool)
a. fresco
Take a jacket. It looks fresh out there.Llévate una chaqueta. Parece que hace fresco fuera.
5. (cool and fairly strong)
a. fresco y fuerte (wind)
There was a fresh wind off the sea.Soplaba un viento fresco y fuerte del mar.
6. (cheeky)
a. descarado
The teacher reprimanded him for his fresh behavior.El profesor le riñó por su comportamiento descarado.
b. impertinente
You needn't get fresh with me!¡No te pongas impertinente conmigo!
7. (clean)
a. limpio
I just put fresh sheets on the bed.Acabo de poner sábanas limpias en la cama.
8. (recent)
a. recién llegado
They were fresh from the country and didn't know the city well.Estaban recién llegados del campo y no conocían bien la ciudad.
9. (not tired)
a. descansado (person)
I'll feel fresh after a good nap.Tras una buena siesta, estaré más descansado.
b. lozano (face, complexion)
We offer simple tips on how to achieve a fresh complexion.Le ofrecemos consejos simples para tener un rostro lozano.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
10. (recently)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
He came to the company fresh from law school.Vino a la empresa recién salido del colegio de abogados.
We're fresh out of croissants.Se nos acaban de terminar los croissants.
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pure(
pyoor
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (unaltered)
a. puro
A treasure with pieces of pure gold, emeralds, and rubies was found on the island.En la isla se encontró un tesoro con piezas de oro puro, esmeraldas y rubíes.
2. (clean)
a. puro (physically)
I'm glad to finally breathe pure air.Estoy contenta de poder respirar por fin aire puro.
b. puro (morally)
Children's hearts are so pure.Los niños tienen un corazón muy puro.
3. (simple)
a. puro
Meeting each other was pure coincidence.Nos conocimos por pura casualidad.
4. (theoretical)
a. puro
Pure science should go hand in hand with applied science.Las ciencias puras deberían ir de la mano de las ciencias aplicadas.
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