caro
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caro(
kah
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roh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (costly)
a. expensive
Queríamos comprar un coche nuevo, pero todos son muy caros.We wanted to buy a new car, but they're all so expensive.
b. dear (United Kingdom)
Aunque fueran caras, valió la pena comprar estas botas.Even if they were dear, it was worth buying these boots.
2.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(cherished)
a. dear
Atesoro nuestros caros recuerdos.I treasure our dear memories.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
3. (at great cost)
a. expensive (adjective)
La excursión a Tequila costó caro.The day trip to Tequila was expensive.
b. a lot
¿Costó caro el hotel en Tenerife?Did the hotel in Tenerife cost a lot?
c. high (adjective)
En esa tienda de perfumes lo venden todo muy caro.Their prices are really high in that perfume shop.
d. dearly
Los que ofendieron al capo van a pagar muy caro su error.Those who offended the capo will pay dearly for their mistake.
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caro
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (costoso)
a. expensive
la vida está muy caraeverything is so expensive
2. (formal)
a. cherished
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
3. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
costar caroto be expensive
4. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
pagar caro algoto pay dearly for something
5. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
un día te va a salir cara tu conductayou'll pay dearly for this behavior one day
vender caro algoto sell something at a high price
vendieron cara su derrotatheir enemy paid a high price for their victory
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caro
adjective
1 (costoso) expensive; dear
un coche carísimo a very expensive car
costar caro to be expensive; cost a lot
el abrigo me costó muy caro my coat was very expensive; my coat cost a lot
este escándalo le ha costado caro al gobierno
le costó caro tal atrevimiento his daring cost him dear
pagar caro algo to pay dearly for sth
pagó cara su insolencia he paid dearly for his insolence
pagarás caro por por estos errores lo pagarás caro pagarán caro haber (por) dicho eso
salir caro
un piso amueblado sale más caro a furnished flat is more expensive; en total el viaje nos salió muy caro altogether the trip was o proved very expensive
2 (querido) dear; beloved
las cosas que nos son tan caras the things which are so dear to us; ¡mi caro amigo! my dear o beloved friend!
adverb
vender caro: esa tienda vende caro that shop is expensive
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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