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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (not hard)
a. soft
Las camas del hotel eran sorprendentemente blandas.The hotel beds were surprisingly soft.
2. (not tough)
a. tender
Me parece que la carne sabe mejor cuando está blanda.I think meat tastes better when it is tender.
3. (tolerant)
a. soft
No seas blando con tus hijos cuando no cumplan su toque de queda.Don't be soft on your children when they miss their curfew.
b. lenient
El abogado dijo que la ley es a veces más blanda con las mujeres.The lawyer claimed that the law is sometimes more lenient with women.
c. indulgent
Sus blandos padres siempre le compraron lo que quiso.His indulgent parents always bought him everything he wanted.
4. (lacking strength)
a. weak
Le dijeron que era demasiado blando para jugar al fútbol americano, pero ahora es profesional.They told him he was too weak to play American football, but now he's a professional.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (suave, mullido)
a. soft
2. (persona)
a. soft, lenient
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blandoa blanda
1 (tierno) [+madera, droga, agua] soft; [+pasta] smooth; [+carne] tender; flabby
blando de boca [+caballo] tender-mouthed; blando de carnes flabby; blando al tacto soft to the touch
2 (indulgente) [+persona] soft; indulgent; [+carácter] soft; delicate; [+política] soft; wet
blando de corazón soft-hearted; sentimental; ser blando con el crimen to be soft on crime; llevar una vida blanda to live an easy life
3 (cobarde) cowardly
(Política) soft-liner; moderate; (Mil) dove;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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tan blando por fuera
so soft on the outside
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