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cordial

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cordial(
kohr
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dyahl
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (amiable)
a. cordial
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
Mis antiguos profesores me enviaron un cordial saludo en la felicitación.My old teachers sent me a cordial greeting in the greeting card.
b. friendly
La relación de mis padres es muy cordial pese a estar divorciados.The relationship between my parents is very friendly in spite of the fact that they're divorced.
c. warm
Mi antiguo jefe me preparó una bienvenida cordial pese a los problemas que habíamos tenido.My former boss gave me a warm welcome despite the problems we'd had.
2. (medicine)
a. cordial
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
El doctor recetó al hombre enfermo una bebida cordial.The doctor prescribed the sick man a cordial drink.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
3. (medicine)
a. tonic
En el hospital estaba muy débil, pero tras tomarme el cordial me encontré mejor.In the hospital I was feeling very weak, but after drinking the tonic I felt better.
b. cordial
La enfermera le dijo al paciente que se bebiera el cordial para recuperarse.The nurse told the patient to drink the cordial so he'd get better.
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cordial
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (general)
a. cordial
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
cordial
adjective
1 (afectuoso) warm; cordial
2 (Med) invigorating
cordial; tonic
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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