broad
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broad(
brad
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (wide)
a. ancho
The fishing boat cast its net over a broad expanse of open sea.El barco de pesca lanzó su red sobre una ancha extensión de mar abierto.
b. extenso
Krakow lies in a broad valley on the banks of the river Vistula.Cracovia se ubica en un valle extenso a la ribera del río Vístula.
c. amplio
The new 12-lane highway is incredibly broad.La nueva carretera de 12 carriles es increíblemente amplia.
d. despejado (forehead)
He was easily recognizable for his broad forefront.Era fácilmente reconocible por su frente despejada.
e. de oreja a oreja (smile)
The boy displayed a broad smile while opening his birthday gifts.El niño mostraba una sonrisa de oreja a oreja mientras abría sus regalos de cumpleaños.
2. (extensive)
a. amplio
He won the election due to the fact that he built a broad coalition of diverse citizens.Ganó las elecciones debido al hecho de que construyó una amplia coalición de ciudadanos diversos.
b. abierto (mind)
My father is very broad minded for his age.Mi padre es de mente muy abierta para su edad.
3. (without details)
a. general
Can you summarize the issue in broad terms?¿Puedes resumir el tema en términos generales?
4. (obvious)
a. claro
Every time Sam's mother-in-law visited, she made broad hints about wanting grandchildren.Cada vez que iba de visita la suegra de Sam, hacía indirectas claras acerca de querer nietos.
5. (marked or strong)
a. cerrado
Cameron took voice lessons to get rid of her broad accent so she could work on the radio.Cameron tomó cursos de voz para eliminar el acento cerrado para poder trabajar en la radio.
6. (coarse)
a. grosero
The movie was a romantic comedy about a sex therapist. It was full of broad humor.La película fue una comedia romántica sobre una terapeuta sexual. Estaba llena de humor grosero.
b. ordinario
Now that Stefan was in college, he pretended that his uncle's broad jokes offended him.Ahora que Stefan estaba en la universidad, fingía que los chistes ordinarios de su tío le ofendían.
7. (linguistics)
a. abierto
The pronunciation of Irish consonants varies depending on if they are next to a broad or slender vowel.La pronunciación de las consontantes irlandesas varía según si están al lado de una vocal abierta o cerrada.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
8.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(woman)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. la tipa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
That broad's no good for you.No me gusta esa tipa para ti.
b. la vieja
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
I met with that broad twice.Me junté con esa vieja dos veces.
c. la mina
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(Southern Cone)
I lost the phone number of the broad I met last night.He perdido el número de teléfono de la mina que conocí anoche.
d. la tía
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
I didn't know that that broad was your friend.No sabía que esa tía era tu amiga.
broads
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
9. (geography) (United Kingdom)
a. el área de estuarios en Norfolk
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We had a fun and relaxing day on a boat on the Broads.Pasamos un día divertido y tranquilo en un barco en el área de estuarios en Norfolk.
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broad
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. la tipa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
b. la tía
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
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broad [brɔːd]
adjective
broader (comparative)broadest (superlative)
1 (wide) [+road] ancho; amplio; [+shoulders] ancho; [+forehead] despejado; amplio; [+smile] de oreja a oreja; abierto (literary)
it is three metres broad tiene tres metros de ancho; a broad expanse of lawn una amplia extensión de césped; to be broad in the shoulder [+person] ser ancho de hombros or de espaldas; [+garment] ser ancho de hombros
to be broad in the beam [+person] tener un buen trasero (informal); tener buenas posaderas (informal)
it's as broad as it's long lo mismo da
2 (general, extensive) [+outline, objectives, view] general
in broad terms en términos generales; the broad outlines of sth las líneas generales de algo; to be in broad agreement estar de acuerdo en líneas generales
the broad aims of the syllabus are to give students a basic grounding in 3 major subjects and ... our broad objectives are to fill all incoming orders in good time and to corner 70% of the market
3 (wide-ranging) [+education, syllabus] amplio; [+range, spectrum] amplio; extenso; [+mind] abierto
sense of word
a broad spectrum of opinion un amplio espectro de opiniones; a film with broad appeal una película que atrae a una amplia gama de público; it has broader implications tiene repercusiones en más aspectos; in its broadest sense en su sentido más amplio
4 (unsubtle) [+hint] claro
5 (strong) [+accent] cerrado
(in) broad Scots/Yorkshire (con) un acento escocés/de Yorkshire cerrado
6 (coarse)
broad humour humor (m) ordinario or basto; a broad joke una broma ordinaria or grosera
7
in broad daylight en plena luz del día
noun
1 (US) tipa (informal) (f); tía (f) (informal); (Esp)
2 (widest part)
the broad of the back la parte más ancha de la espalda; the (Norfolk) Broads (Geog) área de estuarios en Norfolk
modifier
broad bean (n) especially (Britain) haba (f) gruesa
broad jump (n) (US) salto (m) de longitud
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broad bean
el haba
broad spectrum
gran variedad
broad shoulders
hombros anchos
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