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"Unpredictable" is an adjective which is often translated as "impredecible", and "jerky" is an adjective which is often translated as "espasmódico". Learn more about the difference between "unpredictable" and "jerky" below.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (not able to be predicted)
a. impredecible
My boyfriend's moods are so unpredictable. I never know what to expect.El humor de mi novio es tan impredecible. Nunca sé lo que esperar.
b. imprevisible
Manchester United lost 3-2, which was certainly an unpredictable outcome.El Manchester United perdió 3-2; un resultado del todo imprevisible.
c. variable
Weather in this region is often unpredictable in the winter.En esta región, el tiempo suele ser muy variable en invierno.
d. incierto
The idea of being suddenly placed in an unpredictable situation gives me a great amount of anxiety.La idea de encontrarme de pronto en una situación incierta me produce gran ansiedad.
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jerky
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (erratic)
a. espasmódico
Her jerky movements are a result of her Parkinson's disease.Sus movimientos espasmódicos son el resultado de la enfermedad de Parkinson.
b. entrecortado
His jerky speech pattern is rather off-putting.Su habla entrecortada es bastante desagradable.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(contemptible)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. estúpido
Natalia was trying to be funny, but she just came across jerky.Natalia estaba tratando de ser chistosa, pero sólo dio la impresión de ser estúpida.
b. memo
I can't believe how popular he is. He's so jerky.No puedo creer lo popular que es. Es tan memo.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (culinary)
a. la cecina
(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).
Carol takes beef jerky in her lunch every day.Carol lleva cecina de res en el lonche todos los dias.
b. el tasajo
(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).
We snacked on turkey jerky while riding in the car.Tomamos un tentempié de tasajo cuando íbamos en el coche.
c. el charqui
(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).
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
There was some venison and we made some of it into jerky.Había un poco de venado y preparamos charqui con una parte.
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