An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (mild-mannered)
a. gentle
A todas las chicas les gusta Juan por su índole apacible.All the girls like Juan for his gentle nature.
b. even-tempered
Paulina solía ser más apacible, pero ahora es imposible hablar con ella.Paulina used to be more even-tempered, but now it's impossible to talk to her.
c. placid
La naturaleza apacible del doctor le ayudó a tranquilizar a sus pacientes.The doctor's placid nature helped to put his patients at ease.
d. mild
Mis padres están contentos porque el hombre con el que salgo ahora es apacible en comparación con mis exnovios.My parents are happy, because the guy I'm dating is mild in comparison to my last boyfriends.
2. (serene)
a. calm
Normalmente, hay mucho ruido. No recuerdo que esta ciudad alguna vez haya sido apacible.There's usually so much noise. I don't remember this city being calm.
b. gentle
Fuimos afuera para disfrutar del viento apacible en la terraza.We went outside to enjoy the gentle wind on the terrace.
c. pleasant
Nuestra cabaña cerca del lago es un lugar muy apacible y silencioso para leer.Our cabin near the lake is a very pleasant and quiet place to read.
d. mild
Ojalá el clima siempre fuera tan apacible.I wish the weather were always this mild.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (temperamento, trato)
a. mild, gentle
2. (lugar, ambiente)
a. pleasant
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(manso) [+animal, persona] gentle; mild; [+temperamento] gentle; even; [+tiempo] calm; [+viento] gentle; [+tarde, noche] pleasant
es un tío muy apacible he's a very even-tempered o placid o mild-mannered guy
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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