áspero
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áspero(
ahs
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peh
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roh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (coarse)
a. rough
El papel higiénico de esa marca es muy áspero; este otro es más suave.That brand of toilet paper is too rough; this other one is softer.
2. (jagged)
a. uneven
La frontera queda en una zona desértica donde el terreno es áspero y rocoso.The border is in a barren area where the terrain is uneven and rocky.
b. rough
El camino hasta la finca es bastante áspero y está lleno de piedras y baches.The road to the farm is quite rough, and it's full of rocks and potholes.
c. rugged
Vas a necesitar una cuatro por cuatro para andar por ese terreno tan áspero.You'll need a four-wheel-drive to ride on such rugged terrain.
3. (tart)
a. sharp
Este vino no me gustó; me dejó un sabor áspero y seco en boca.I didn't like this wine; it left a sharp, dry taste in my mouth.
b. sour
Parece que el pastel se dañó; tiene un sabor áspero.It seems like the cake went bad; it has a sour taste.
4. (grating)
a. raspy
¿Estás resfriado? Tu voz suena áspera hoy.Do you have a cold? Your voice sounds raspy today.
5. (bleak)
a. harsh
Nunca podría vivir en una región con un clima tan áspero y frío.I could never live in a region with such a harsh and cold climate.
6. (bad-tempered)
a. sour
Desde que se divorció, Mateo se ha vuelto un hombre áspero y amargado.Since he got divorced, Mateo has become a sour, bitter man.
b. surly
Mi sobrino de pequeño era muy dulce, pero ahora es un adolescente áspero.My nephew used to be a sweet little boy, but now he is a surly teenager.
c. abrupt
Perdón si les parecí un poco aspera y y cortante; no era mi intención.I apologize if I seemed a bit abrupt and curt; it wasn't my intention.
7. (rude)
a. rough
El mesero que nos atendió en el restaurante fue muy áspero y nada amable.The waiter who served us at the restaurant was rough and not very nice at all.
b. harsh
El dueño de la tienda nos invitó a salir con una voz áspera.The store owner asked us to leave in a harsh voice.
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áspero
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (rugoso)
a. rough
2. (desagradable; sabor)
a. sharp, sour
3. (persona, carácter)
a. sour, unpleasant
una áspera disputaa bitter dispute
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áspero
adjective
1 (al tacto) rough; [+terreno] rough; rugged; [+filo] uneven; jagged; rough
2 (al gusto) sour; tart
3 [+clima] harsh; [+trato] rough
4 [+voz] rough; rasping; [+tono] surly; gruff; [+temperamento] sour; [+disputa etc] bad-tempered
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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lo opuesto de "suave" es "áspero"
"áspero" is the opposite of "suave"
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