crecido
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crecido(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (not immature)
a. big
Estás muy crecida para chuparte el dedo.You're too big to suck your thumb.
b. old
Creo que Mary ya está lo bastante crecida como para ayudar en las tareas del hogar.I think Mary is old enough now to help with the household chores.
c. grown-up
Diego debería estar buscando trabajo ahora que está crecido.Diego should be looking for a job now he's grown-up.
2. (large in size)
a. tall
¿Tania tiene cuatro años? ¡Está muy crecida!Is Tania four years old? She's very tall!
3. (great in number or quantity)
a. large
El agua de este grupo de lagos contiene una crecida proporción de sal.The water of this group of lakes contains a large proportion of salt.
b. high
Hay que tener en cuenta que un crecido número de presos sufre de problemas de salud mental.We need to remember that a high number of prisoners suffer from mental health problems.
4. (higher than normal)
a. high (river, lake, stream)
Tras la lluvia, el río estaba muy crecido.The river was very high after the rain.
b. swollen (river, lake, stream)
El río está tan crecido que hay riesgo de inundaciones.The river is so swollen that there's a risk of flooding.
5. (longer than the standard)
a. long (hair or nails)
El pelo de Carlos ya está muy crecido y no se lo quiere cortar.Carlos's hair is very long, but he doesn't want to have it cut.
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crecido
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (cantidad)
a. large
2. (hijo)
a. grown-up
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crecido
adjective
1 [+persona]
está muy crecido para su edad he's very tall o big for his age; está ya crecidita para saber lo que se hace she's old enough to know what she's doing
2 [+río] high
el río siempre viene crecido a la altura del puente the level of the river is always higher where it goes under the bridge; los ríos van crecidos por los deshielos de la primavera the rivers are swollen from the spring thaws; river levels are high from the spring thaws
3 [+cantidad, número] large
4 [+pelo, barba]
tienes el pelo mucho más crecido que cuando te vi la última vez your hair is much longer than last time I saw you; llevaba la barba crecida de un día he had a day's growth (on his chin)
5 (engreído) vain; conceited
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Phrases with "crecido"
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ha crecido
he's grown, she's grown
han crecido
you've grown
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