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"Pesado" is an adjective which is often translated as "heavy", and "pelmazo" is an adjective which is often translated as "annoying". Learn more about the difference between "pesado" and "pelmazo" below.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (of great weight)
a. heavy
Estas bolsas de la compra son pesadas.These grocery bags are heavy.
2. (indigestible)
a. heavy
No es bueno dormirse directamente después de una cena pesada.Going to sleep straight after a heavy meal isn't good for you.
3. (intense)
a. deep
Me desperté de un sueño pesado con dolor de cabeza.I woke up from a deep sleep with a headache.
4. (irritating)
a. annoying
¡Qué pesado es tu padre!Your dad's so annoying!
b. tiresome
¡Deja de ser tan pesada, por favor!Please stop being so tiresome!
c. pain (noun)
¡Pero qué pesado eres!You're such a pain!
5. (dull)
a. boring
La primera clase de economía fue larga y pesada.The first economics lecture was long and boring.
b. tedious
Los vuelos de larga distancia se me hacen muy pesados.I find long-haul flights really tedious.
6. (meteorology)
a. heavy
El pronóstico da nevadas pesadas para este martes.Heavy snowfall is forecast for this Tuesday.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
7.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(annoying person)
a. pain
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Mi hermana pequeña es una pesada.My little sister is a pain.
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pelmazo
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)
(irritating)
a. annoying
Que niña tan pelmaza es Crissy; ¡no me la aguanto!Crissy's such an annoying girl; I can't stand her!
b. tiresome
Unos tipos bien pelmazos nos dicen piropos cada vez que pasamos por esa calle.These really tiresome guys catcall us whenever we walk down that street.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(slow)
a. boring
Ese locutor pelmazo no le pone emoción a los goles que canta.That boring sportscaster gives no emotion to the goals he announces.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(boring person)
a. bore
El profesor de filosofía es un pelmazo que nos pone a dormir a todos.The philosophy teacher is a bore who puts us all to sleep.
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