An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (inquisitive)
a. curioso
Cats are naturally curious.Los gatos son curiosos por naturaleza.
He's always been a curious person. His favorite word when he was little was "why."Siempre ha sido una persona curiosa. Su palabra favorita de chiquito era "por qué".
2. (strange)
a. curioso
She has a curious laugh, and I don't think I like it.Tiene una risa curiosa y no creo que me guste.
b. extraño
I find it curious that you picked this time and place to tell me that you're leaving.Me resulta extraño que eligieras esta hora y este lugar para decirme que te vas.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (inquisitive, strange)
a. curioso(a)
to be curious to see/knowtener curiosidad por ver/saber
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curious [ˈkjʊərɪəs]
1 (inquisitive) curioso
I'd be curious to know tengo curiosidad por saberlo; she was curious about her sister's new boyfriend sentía curiosidad por conocer al nuevo novio de su hermana; "do you want to know for any special reason?" — "no, I'm just curious" —¿quieres saberlo por alguna razón especial? —no, solo por curiosidad
we were curious to know why he left so suddenly the children were curious to see what was inside I'm curious to know what he did he was being very secretive about what was in the bag, and everybody was curious about it
2 (strange) curioso
it's curious that she didn't say why es curioso que no dijese por qué; it's curious how we keep meeting each other es curioso que siempre nos estemos encontrando
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