decente
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decente(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (acceptable)
a. decent
El salario es decente y las horas de trabajo son flexibles.The salary is decent and the working hours are flexible.
b. respectable
Todos los ciudadanos tienen derecho a una vivienda decente.Every citizen has the right to a respectable dwelling.
2. (estimable)
a. proper
Andrea es una mujer decente y jamás se metería en negocios turbios.Andrea is a proper woman and would never be engaged in questionable business.
b. decent
El señor Iglesias es un hombre decente y generoso.Mister Iglesias is a decent and generous man.
c. respectable
Gutiérrez es el único candidato a presidente decente. Los demás son mentirosos y corruptos.Gutierrez is the only respectable presidential candidate. The rest are a bunch of corrupt liars.
3. (neat)
a. clean
La habitación se ve decente pero hay feo olor.The room looks clean but smells bad.
b. tidy
Me sorprende que las habitaciones del hostel estén ordenadas y decentes.I'm surprised that the hostel rooms look orderly and tidy.
4. (presentable)
a. decent
¡No estoy decente! Acabo de salir de la ducha.I'm not decent! I just came out of the shower.
b. respectable
¿Este traje se ve decente? Es viejo, pero ahora no tengo dinero para comprar uno nuevo.Does this suit look respectable? It's old, but I don't have money to buy a new one at the moment.
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decente
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (digno)
a. decent
un sueldo decentea decent salary o wage
2. (en el comportamiento)
a. proper
3. (en el vestir)
a. modest
este es un establecimiento decentethis is a respectable establishment
4. (limpio)
a. clean
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decente
adjective
1 (pudoroso) decent; (honesto) respectable
2 (aceptable) [+sueldo, empleo] decent
3 (aseado) clean; tidy
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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