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"Warm" is an adjective which is often translated as "cálido", and "mild" is an adjective which is often translated as "suave". Learn more about the difference between "warm" and "mild" below.
warm(
wawrm
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (temperature)
a. cálido
When the nights are warm, we sleep without sheets.Cuando las noches están cálidas, dormimos sin sábanas.
b. caliente
How are your hands warm? Mine are freezing.¿Cómo es posible que tengas las manos calientes? Las mías están congeladas.
c. tibio (moderate)
I always bathe my cat with warm water.Siempre baño a mi gato con agua tibia.
d. templado (moderate)
My grandfather prefers to drink warm tea.Mi abuelo prefiere beber té templado.
e.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
If it's warm tomorrow, we could go rowing.Si mañana hace calor, podemos ir a remar.
It's warm in here. I think I'll open the window.Hace calor aquí adentro. Me parece que voy a abrir la ventana.
f.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Could we turn off the heating? I'm warm!¿Podemos apagar la calefacción? ¡Tengo calor!
The girls felt warm after playing under the sun.Las niñas tenían calor después de jugar bajo el sol.
2. (serving to keep warm)
a. caliente
The bed is nice and warm with that quilt on it.La cama está rica y caliente con esa colcha.
b. calentito
He lent me a warm coat.Me prestó un abrigo calentito.
c. abrigado (Southern Cone)
That hotel has warm blankets.Ese hotel tiene colchas abrigadas.
d. calientito
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
She put on a warm scarf.Su puso una bufanda calientita.
3. (kind)
a. cálido
Costa Ricans are warm and accommodating.Los costarricenses son cálidos y acomodadizos.
b. cariñoso
I remember her as a warm lady who always had a smile on her face.La recuerdo como una señora cariñosa, siempre sonriente.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to heat)
a. calentarse
We warmed our feet by standing over the metro grate.Nos calentamos los pies parándonos sobre la rejilla del metro.
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mild(
mayld
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (subtle)
a. suave
Even mild criticism is not tolerated.No se toleran ni las críticas más suaves.
2. (affable)
a. afable
My father has quite a mild manner but holds very strong opinions.Mi padre es una persona bastante afable pero tiene opiniones muy firmes.
3. (not strong)
a. suave (cheese, flavor or detergent)
I have a mild cheddar or a stronger one. Which do you prefer?Tengo un queso Cheddar suave u otro más fuerte. ¿Cuál prefieres?
b. no muy picante (curry)
I always order a mild curry when I eat in an Indian restaurant.Siempre pido un curry no muy picante cuando voy a comer al restaurante indio.
c. ligero (interest, surprise or disagreement)
One third of the people polled expressed mild disagreement with the new law.Un tercio de los encuestados expresó ligero desacuerdo con la nueva ley.
4. (weather)
a. templado
Spring is my favorite season of the year because it's mild: not too cold nor too hot.La primavera es mi estación favorita porque es templada: ni muy fría ni muy calurosa.
5. (illness)
a. leve
The thermometer shows that she has a mild fever.El termómetro indica que tiene una fiebre leve.
b. ligero
Don't worry. It's just a mild headache.No te preocupes. Solo es un ligero dolor de cabeza.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
6. (beer)
a. tipo de cerveza tostada elaborada con poco lúpulo (United Kingdom)
I prefer mild to lager.Prefiero la cerveza tostada a la rubia.
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