adelgazar(
ah
-
dehl
-
gah
-
sahr
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to become thinner)
a. to lose weight
Se nota que has adelgazado.I can see that you have lost weight.
b. to slim (United Kingdom)
Trato de adelgazar y no puedo.I'm trying to slim and I can't.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to get rid of)
a. to lose
Quiero adelgazar cinco kilos para este verano.I want to lose five kilos in time for this summer.
b. to shed
¿Cuántos kilos ha adelgazado?How many kilos has he shed?
c. to take off
Tom tendrá que adelgazar 15 kilos para interpretar este papel.Tom will need to take off 15 kilos to play this part.
3. (to make more slender)
a. to make thinner
Estos ejercicios te servirán par adelgazar la cara.These exercises will help you make your face thinner.
b. to reduce
Es un buen ejercicio para adelgazar las caderas.It's a good exercise for reducing your hips.
c. to slim down
¿Qué tengo que hacer para adelgazar las piernas?What do I need to do to slim down my legs?
4. (to reduce the thickness of)
a. to trim down
Hay que adelgazar la puerta un poco.We need to trim down the door a little.
b. to trim
Tendrás que adelgazar la madera a la anchura correcta.You'll need to trim the wood to the correct width.
c. to make thinner
Ahora el alfarero comienza a aplastar el barro y adelgazarlo.Now the potter's starting to flatten the clay and make it thinner.
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
adelgazar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (kilos)
a. to lose
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (general)
a. to lose weight, to slim
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
adelgazar
transitive verb
1 (reducir el grosor) to make thin; make slender; [+kilos] to lose; take off; [+persona, figura] to slim; reduce; slenderize; (EEUU) [+palo] to pare; whittle; [+punta] to sharpen; [+voz] to raise the pitch of
2 (purificar) to purify; refine; [+entendimiento] to sharpen;
intransitive verb
(perder peso) to grow thin; (con régimen) to slim; lose weight;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
Examples
Learn Spanish with Fluencia
Try Fluencia, the new Spanish learning program from SpanishDict.
  • Fun and interactive
  • Highly effective
  • Easy to use
  • Works on any device
Start Learning
Did this page answer your question?