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"Icky" is an adjective which is often translated as "asqueroso", and "sticky" is an adjective which is often translated as "pegajoso". Learn more about the difference between "icky" and "sticky" below.
icky
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(repulsive)
a. asqueroso
The broccoli is full of icky worms!¡El brócoli está lleno de gusanos asquerosos!
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(sticky)
a. pegajoso
The floor was icky where beer had been spilled.El piso estaba pegajoso donde se había derramado cerveza.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(excessively sentimental)
a. sensiblero
What spoils the movie is that icky sound track.Lo que arruina la película es esa banda sonora sensiblera.
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sticky(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (gooey)
a. pegajoso (substance or object)
Don't sit there! The seat is sticky because someone spilled soda all over it.¡No te sientas allí! Está pegajoso el asiento porque alguien lo llenó de refresco.
It is a very sticky substance that can be difficult to remove.Se trata de una sustancia muy pegajosa que a veces cuesta quitar.
b. pringoso (object)
Ugh! Don't touch me! Your hands are all sticky from eating candy.¡Puaj! ¡No me toques! Tienes las manos totalmente pringosas de comer caramelos.
2. (adhesive)
a. adhesivo
Apply the sticky side of the label to the fabric.Aplicar la cara adhesiva de la etiqueta sobre la tela.
b. engomado
This tape is sticky on both sides.Esta cinta está engomada a ambos lados.
3. (weather)
a. bochornoso
With such sticky weather, I don't feel like doing anything.Con este tiempo tan bochornoso, no me apetece hacer nada.
b. húmedo y caluroso
Yesterday was one of the stickiest days all year.Ayer fue uno de los días más húmedos y calurosos de todo el año.
c. húmedo (heat)
I'm dying in this sticky heat. I have to jump in the pool.Este calor húmedo me mata. Necesito meterme en la piscina.
4. (sweaty)
a. sudado
I don't feel at all like hugging you when you're so sticky.No me apetece nada abrazarte cuando estás tan sudado.
5. (complicated)
a. difícil (situation or problem)
He was in a sticky situation. His car battery had gone dead in the middle of nowhere.Se encontraba en una situación difícil. Se le había agotado la batería del auto en medio de la nada.
b. delicado (situation)
It is a sticky situation that has to be dealt with with the utmost tact.Es una situación delicada, que debe tratarse con el mayor tacto posible.
6. (reluctant)
a. reticente
She was sticky about lending the car to us.Se mostró reticente a dejarnos el coche.
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