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cabal

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cabal(
kah
-
bahl
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (excellent)
a. upright
Hernández es un ciudadano cabal y jamás cometería un delito.Hernandez is an upright citizen and would never commit a crime.
b. honest
Milena es una empleada cabal y una gran contadora.Milena is an honest employee and a great accountant.
c. fine
Jimena es una amiga cabal y me ayudó a conseguir trabajo.Jimena is a fine friend and helped me find a job.
2. (precise)
a. exact
Esta estatua es una réplica cabal del David de Miguel Ángel.This statue is an exact replica of Michelangelo's David.
b. exactly
Aquí tienes el vuelto. Nueve pesos cabales.Here's your change. Exactly nine pesos.
3. (comprehensive)
a. complete
Queremos que se nos dé una respuesta cabal a nuestra pregunta.We demand a complete answer to our question.
b. thorough
Debemos realizar un análisis cabal de nuestra situación económica.We must carry out a through analysis of our financial situation.
c. full
¿Puedes darnos un explicación cabal de lo sucedido?Can you give us a full account of the events?
cabales
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
4. (sanity)
a. one's mind
Enfrentando a tantas cartas de rechazo, mi hermano empezó a perder sus cabales.Faced with so many rejection letters, my brother started to lose his mind.
b. one's right mind
Juan no parece estar en sus cabales. ¿Crees que debemos internarlo?Juan doesn't seem to be in his right mind. Do you think we should commit him?
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cabal
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (honrado)
a. upright, honest
2. (exacto)
a. exact
3. (completo)
a. complete
a los nueve meses cabalesat exactly nine months
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
4. (general)
a.
no estar en sus cabalesnot to be in one's right mind
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cabal
adjective
1 (exacto)
llegó a las doce cabales he arrived at exactly twelve o'clock; he arrived at twelve o'clock precisely; 5 euros cabales exactly 5 euros
2 (completo)
una cabal formación humanística a thorough classical education; esto nos proporciona una idea cabal del asunto this provides us with a clearer and fuller picture of the matter
3 (sensato) upright
cabales
no está en sus cabales she isn't in her right mind; perdió sus cabales por ella he lost his mind over her
interjection
¡cabal! perfectly correct!; right!
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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