An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (producing physical comfort)
a. cómodo
I'm going to buy more cushions for the couch so that it's more comfortable.Voy a comprar más cojines para el sofá; así será más cómodo.
2. (experiencing physical comfort)
a. cómodo
You'll be more comfortable in this chair.Estarás más cómodo en este sillón.
b. a gusto
Are you cold? - No, I'm comfortable, thank you.¿Tienes frío? - No, estoy a gusto, gracias.
3. (relaxed and carefree)
a. cómodo
I like your friends. I feel comfortable with them.Me caen bien tus amigos. Me siento cómoda con ellos.
b. a gusto
I feel very comfortable in this café. It's so cozy.Me siento muy a gusto en este café. Es tan acogedor.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I don't really feel comfortable lying for you.En realidad no me siento bien mintiendo por ti.
I'm not entirely comfortable with the decision.No estoy muy a gusto con la decisión.
4. (free from financial worry)
a. desahogado
Ever since he won the lottery, he has had a very comfortable lifestyle.Desde que ganó la lotería, lleva una vida muy desahogada.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (bed, chair)
a. cómodo(a)
to be comfortableestar cómodo(a)
the patient is comfortableel paciente no sufre demasiados dolores
to make oneself comfortableponerse cómodo(a)
to feel comfortablesentirse a gusto, sentirse cómodo(a)
I wouldn't feel comfortable accepting that moneyno me sentiría bien si aceptara ese dinero
2. (majority, income)
a. holgado(a)
to be in comfortable circumstancesestar en una situación holgada or desahogada
comfortable [ˈkʌmfətəbl]
1 (physically) [+chair, shoes, position] cómodo; [+room, house, hotel] confortable; cómodo; [+temperature] agradable
are you comfortable, sitting there? ¿estás cómodo sentado ahí?; you don't look very comfortable no pareces estar muy cómodo; I'm not comfortable in these shoes no estoy or voy cómodo con estos zapatos; to make o.s. comfortable ponerse cómodo
2 (mentally, emotionally) cómodo; a gusto
I'm not comfortable or I don't feel comfortable at formal dinners no me siento cómodo or a gusto en las cenas formales; she wasn't comfortable about giving him the keys no se sentía a gusto dejándole las llaves; to feel comfortable with sb/sth sentirse cómodo or a gusto con algn/algo; he came closer to the truth than was comfortable se acercó de manera inquietante a la verdad
I am not very comfortable about it He did not feel comfortable with strangers He liked me and I felt comfortable with him Nervous politicians might well feel more comfortable with a step-by-step approach
3 (financially) [+income] bueno; suficiente; [+life, lifestyle] holgado
he's comfortable está en buena posición económica
4 (easy) [+lead, majority, margin] amplio; holgado
a comfortable job un buen empleo; un empleo cómodo y bien pagado; he was elected with a comfortable majority fue elegido por una amplia mayoría; fue elegido por una mayoría holgada
she was a comfortable winner of the women's event
to have a comfortable win over sb vencer a algn fácilmente
The Government went on to secure a comfortable majority of 22 votes Arsenal should have won by a comfortable margin they wanted to get their boys into nice comfortable jobs ...a comfortable teaching job at a university
5 (Med) estable
he was described as comfortable in hospital last night anoche el hospital describió su condición como estable
to be comfortable The two survivors are in hospital, where they are said to be comfortable
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