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"Odd" is an adjective which is often translated as "extraño", and "rare" is an adjective which is often translated as "raro". Learn more about the difference between "odd" and "rare" below.
odd(
ad
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (strange)
a. extraño
If you think my teacher is odd, you should meet her husband Igor.Si crees que mi maestra es extraña, debes conocer a su esposo Igor.
b. raro
That's a very odd bird you have for a pet.Esa ave que tienes de mascota es muy rara.
2. (mathematics)
a. impar
The numbers ending in 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9 are odd.Los números que terminan en 1, 3, 5, 7 y 9 son impares.
b. non
If you add an odd number to an even number, you will get an odd number.Si sumas un número non a un número par, te dará un número non.
3. (occasional)
a. de vez en cuando
I enjoy the odd tequila now and then.Disfruto de vez en cuando con un tequila.
4. (unpaired)
a. sin pareja
Susie used odd candlesticks for an art project.Susie usó los candelabros sin pareja para un proyecto de arte.
b. desparejado
I found an odd sock in the dryer again.Volví a encontrar un calcetín desparejado en la secadora.
5. (approximate)
a. unos
I have 200-odd books.Tengo unos 200 libros.
6. (spare)
a. sobrante
Do you have any odd pieces of wood I could use as a doorstop?¿Tendrás algún pedazo de madera sobrante que pueda usar como tope?
odds
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
7. (chances)
a. las probabilidades
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
What are the odds that you can take Friday off?¿Cuáles son las probabilidades de que puedas tomarte el viernes libre?
b. las posibilidades
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
It won't be easy for her to win, but her odds are better than mine.No le resultará fácil de ganar, pero sus posibilidades son mejores que las mías.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I don't know for sure whether Carlos will get the job, but the odds are in his favor.No estoy seguro que Carlos consiga el trabajo, pero lo tiene todo a su favor.
The odds are low that the United States will win the World Cup.Es poco probable que los Estados Unidos gane el Mundial.
8. (in betting)
a. las apuestas
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The odds on this team are four to one.Las apuestas por este equipo están cuatro contra uno.
9. (difficulties)
a. las difficultades
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Against great odds, Janelle graduated from high school.A pesar de las grandes dificultades, Janelle se graduó del colegio.
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rare(
rehr
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (uncommon)
a. raro
Astronomers observed a rare supernova.Los astrónomos observaron una rara supernova.
b. poco común
The newest member of the team has speed that is rare in the league.El más reciente integrante del equipo tiene una velocidad poco común en la liga.
2. (culinary)
a. poco hecho
I'd like my steak rare, please.Quiero mi bistec poco hecho, por favor.
b. vuelta y vuelta
Manolo likes his T-bone rare.A Manolo le gusta el chuletón vuelta y vuelta.
3. (extraordinary)
a. excepcional
Margaret had a rare beauty that caught everyone's attention.Margaret tenía una belleza excepcional que llamaba la atención de todos.
4. (rarefied)
a. enrarecido
The climbers brought oxygen with them due to the rare Alpine air.Los alpinistas llevaron oxígeno consigo debido al aire enrarecido de los Alpes.
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