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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (fitting)
a. apropiado
Given the size of the audience, the concert hall was an apt venue.Dado el tamaño de la audiencia, la sala de conciertos fue un lugar apropiado.
b. acertado
The professor gave us a rather apt analogy to help us better understand the concept.El profesor nos dio una analogía muy acertada para ayudarnos a entender mejor el concepto.
c. oportuno (comment)
Our teacher was impressed by Anita's apt remark during our discussion of the novel.A nuestro maestro le impresionó el comentario oportuno de Anita mientras discutíamos la novela.
2. (likely to)
a. propenso
Angelina is very apt to faint when she's under too much stress.Angelina es muy propensa a desmayarse cuando está bajo mucha presión.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
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Adolescents are more apt to rely on their friends than on their parents.Los adolescentes tienen mayor tendencia a confiar en sus amigos que en sus padres.
This species is apt to perish in dry climate.Esta especie tiende a perecer con climas secos.
3. (clever)
a. capaz
You're quite the apt pupil. I'm still astounded by your progress.Eres todo un estudiante capaz. Sigo impresionada con tus avances.
b. listo
He's a very apt chess player and has won every competition this year.Es un jugador de ajedrez listo; este año, ganó todas las competiciones.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (word, description)
a. apropiado(a), acertado(a)
2. (likely)
to be apt to do somethingser propenso(a) a hacer algo
apt [æpt]
apter (comparative)aptest (superlative)
1 (suitable) [+name, title] acertado; apropiado; [+description] acertado; atinado; [+remark] acertado; oportuno
it was an apt comment in view of the recent behaviour of our hosts he was not without a sense of humour and could be quick with the apt remark
how apt that he should have been jailed on the anniversary of his crime! ¡qué oportuno que lo hayan encerrado en el aniversario de su delito!
2 (liable)
to be apt to do sth tener tendencia a hacer algo; tender a hacer algo
when we are tired we are apt to make mistakes
we are apt to forget that ... nos olvidamos fácilmente de que ...; tenemos tendencia or tendemos or somos propensos a olvidarnos de que ...; he's apt to be late tiene tendencia a or tiende a or suele llegar tarde; I am apt to be out on Mondays los lunes no suelo estar; this is apt to occur esto tiene tendencia or tiende a ocurrir; hay propensión a que esto ocurra
this simple type of reasoning is apt to be unreliable judging by appearances is apt to be misleading
3 (clever) capaz
the school will be allowed to select the most apt child
he has proved himself an apt pupil ha demostrado ser un alumno capaz
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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