coarse
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coarse(
kawrs
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (rough in texture)
a. áspero
The cutting board is still pretty coarse. I'm going to sand it some more.La tabla de cortar todavía está bastante áspera. Voy a lijarla un poquito más.
b. basto
I like coarse, crusty bread. The sliced bread from the store doesn't taste like anything to me.Me gusta el pan basto y crujiente. El pan de molde del super no me sabe a nada.
c. ordinario
The coffee arrived in coarse brown sacks.El café llegó en unas bolsas marrones ordinarias.
2. (not socially acceptable)
a. ordinario
The car mechanic certainly was a coarse individual, but he was hard-working and honest.El mecánico era sin duda un individuo ordinario, pero trabajador y honesto.
b. tosco
The way he treats people can seem a little coarse, but he means well.Su trato puede ser un poco tosco, pero él es bienintencionado.
c. grosero
The priest reprimanded Harold for using coarse language in the chapel.El cura reprochó a Harold por usar un lenguaje grosero en la capilla.
d. basto
Her coarse behavior attracted disapproving stares from the ladies who were playing bridge.Su comportamiento basto atrajo miradas de desaprobación de las mujeres que jugaban a bridge.
e. verde (joke)
My uncle told a coarse joke, much to the chagrin of my grandmother.Mi tío contó un chiste verde, para gran disgusto de mi abuela.
3. (large)
a. grueso
I ran my fingers through the coarse grains of sand on the beach.Pasé los dedos por los granos de arena gruesos de la playa.
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coarse
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (person, language)
a. grosero(a), basto(a)
2. (surface, texture)
a. áspero(a)
to have coarse hairtener el pelo basto
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coarse [kɔːs]
adjective
coarser (comparative)coarsest (superlative)
1 (rough) [+texture] basto; áspero; [+sand] grueso; [+skin] áspero
The bag was made of coarse black cloth. The sand is very coarse on that beach.
2 (badly made) burdo; tosco
3 (vulgar) [+character, laugh, remark] ordinario; tosco; [+joke] verde
modifier
coarse fishing (n) pesca (f) de agua dulce excluyendo salmón y trucha; (excluyendo salmón y trucha)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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coarse cloth
la manta
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