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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (nonsensical)
a. absurd
Me parece absurdo que hoy digas que no si ayer dijiste que sí.It's absurd for you to say no today when yesterday you said yes.
b. ridiculous
La forma de razonar de mi profesor es absurda y nadie le entiende.My teacher's way of reasoning is ridiculous and no one understands it.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (senselessness)
a. absurdity
Es un absurdo pensar que me ha pasado algo solo porque no conteste al teléfono.It's an absurdity to think that something happened just because I don't answer the phone.
b. nonsense
Considero que pedirle que se case contigo dos días después de conocerla es un absurdo.I think popping the question two days after meeting her is nonsense.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
A Miguel le parece un absurdo que me presente en las fiestas sin que me inviten.Miguel finds it ridiculous that I show up at parties without having been invited.
Nos estamos riendo porque acabas de decir un absurdo.We are laughing because you just said something absurd.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. absurd
lo absurdo sería que no lo hicierasit would be absurd for you not to do it
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (general)
decir/hacer un absurdoto say/do something ridiculous o idiotic
reducción al absurdoreductio ad absurdum
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es absurdo que it is absurd that; lo absurdo es que ... the ridiculous thing is that ...; teatro del absurdo theatre o theater of the absurd; (EEUU)
absurdity; (piece of) nonsense
decir absurdos to talk nonsense
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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es absurdo que
it's absurd that
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