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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (similar)
a. parecido
Jose's rejection of my offer was akin to a slap in the face.El rechazo de mi oferta por la parte de José fue parecida a una bofetada.
b. similar
While her paintings are somewhat akin to Dali's, she has her own particular symbology.Aunque sus cuadros son algo similares a los de Dalí, ella tiene una simbología muy propia.
c. semejante
The current economic conditions are akin to those that were taking place a hundred years ago.Las condiciones económicas actuales son semejantes a las que ocurrían hace cien años.
2. (related)
a. consanguíneo
The two neighbors never suspected that they were actually akin.Los dos vecinos nunca sospecharon que resultaran ser consanguíneos.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
akin toparecido(a) a
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akin [əˈkɪn]
1 parecido;to a; semejante;to a
she felt something akin to terror in his presence he managed to come out with something akin to an apology
2 (related by blood) consanguíneo
they are not akin no tienen parentesco consanguíneo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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