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"Overweight" is an adjective which is often translated as "con sobrepeso", and "underweight" is an adjective which is often translated as "de peso más bajo que el normal". Learn more about the difference between "overweight" and "underweight" below.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (too heavy)
a. con sobrepeso
The government believes the soda tax will benefit overweight people.El gobierno cree que el impuesto a los refrescos beneficiará a la gente con sobrepeso.
b. con exceso de peso
All passengers with overweight suitcases must pay an extra $50.Todo pasajero con una maleta con exceso de peso tendrá que pagar un recargo de $50.
c. demasiado gordo
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(especially living things)
Mariana got a letter from the school informing her that her son was overweight.Mariana recibió una carta de la escuela informándole que su hijo estaba demasiado gordo.
d. obeso (only living things)
Your dog is overweight; you need to walk him more.Tu perro está obeso; tienes que sacarlo a caminar más.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (obesity)
a. el exceso de peso
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Childhood overweight can lead to health problems in later life.El exceso de peso en la infancia puede producir problemas de salud más adelante en la vida.
b. el sobrepeso
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There are various gadgets available for monitoring overweight.Hay varios aparatos disponibles para controlar el sobrepeso.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (finance)
a. sobrevalorar
Experienced investors are usually wise to overweighted stocks.Inversores con experiencia normalmente conocen cuando las acciones están sobrevaloradas.
4. (to overload)
a. sobrecargar
Traffickers continue to overweight vessels with refugees fleeing desperate situations.Los traficantes siguen sobrecargando embarcaciones con refugiados huyendo de situaciones desesperadas.
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underweight
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. de peso más bajo que el normal
Underweight babies need special care in the first weeks of life.Los bebés de peso más bajo que el normal requieren cuidados especiales durante las primeras semanas de vida.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I bought a 10 kg sack of potatoes, but it was half a kilo underweight.Compré un saco de papas de 10 kg, pero pesaba medio kilo menos de lo debido.
Susie is at least 5 kg underweight.Susie pesa al menos 5 kg menos de lo que debería.
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