appreciative
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (feeling gratitude)
a. agradecido
The citizens were very appreciative of the volunteer firemen who saved the school.Los ciudadanos estaban muy agradecidos por los bomberos voluntarios que salvaron la escuela.
2. (expressing gratitude)
a. de agradecimiento
The waitress gave the man an appreciative smile for defending her from the unruly patrons.La camarera le hizo una sonrisa de agradecimiento al hombre por haberle defendido de los clientes revoltosos.
3. (expressing esteem)
a. elogioso
The pianist smiled and thanked the couple for their appreciative comments.El pianista sonrió y le agradeció a la pareja sus comentarios elogiosos.
b. apreciativo
Many American jazz musicians encountered far more appreciative audiences in Europe.Muchos jazzistas estadounidenses se encontraron con un público mucho más apreciativo en Europa.
c. de admiración
The professor gave a slow appreciative nod in response to the student's astute observation.La profesora hizo un gesto de admiración en respuesta a la observación astuta del estudiante.
d. que sabe apreciar
Nelly found it difficult to live in a town that wasn't very appreciative of her avant-garde sculpture.A Nelly se le hizo difícil vivir en un pueblo que no sabía apreciar su escultura vanguardista.
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appreciative
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (person, response, audience)
a. agradecido(a)
2. (review)
a. elogioso(a)
to be appreciative of somebody's help/effortssentirse muy agradecido(a) por la ayuda/los esfuerzos de alguien
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appreciative [əˈpriːʃɪətɪv]
adjective
1 (grateful) [+person] agradecido; [+smile] de agradecimiento; [+look] lleno de agradecimiento
she was very appreciative
to be appreciative of [+kindness, efforts] mostrarse agradecido por; agradecer; he was very appreciative of what I had done se mostró muy agradecido por lo que yo había hecho; agradeció mucho lo que yo había hecho
she was not appreciative of his efforts
2 (admiring) [+person] apreciativo; [+comment] elogioso; [+look, whistle] de admiración
it's rewarding to act before an appreciative audience es gratificante actuar ante un público que sabe apreciar la calidad de lo que ve or ante un público apreciativo; to be appreciative of [+art, music, good food] saber apreciar
to be appreciative of sb's cooking he is appreciative of good wine he made a few appreciative comments about his wife's new dress/wonderful cooking he gave her an appreciative look he sang before an appreciative audience
3 (aware)
to be appreciative of [+danger, risk] ser capaz de apreciar; they were not fully appreciative of the danger that lay ahead no eran capaces de apreciar del todo el peligro que les acechaba
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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