delicado
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delicado(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (fine)
a. delicate
Las manos de la modelo eran delicadas como la porcelana.The model's hands were as delicate as porcelain.
b. subtle (flavor, color)
Este bizcocho tiene un delicado sabor a azahar que me encanta.This cake has a subtle flavor of orange blossom which I love.
2. (easily damaged)
a. fragile
Ten cuidado al transportar la araña porque es muy delicada.Be careful when moving the chandelier because it's very fragile.
b. delicate
Estas prendas están hechas con tejidos delicados y no se pueden meter en la lavadora.These garments are made of delicate fabrics so you can't machine wash them.
3. (sickly)
a. delicate
Mi abuela anda un poco delicada de salud, y por eso sale muy poco.My grandmother's health is rather delicate, so she doesn't go out much.
4. (awkward)
a. delicate
Es un asunto delicado, Marina, Por eso prefiero hablarte en privado.It's a delicate matter, Marina. That's why I'd rather talk to you in private.
b. tricky
Encontrarse con un ex estando con tu pareja actual es una situación delicada.Running into an ex when you're with your current partner is a tricky situation.
c. sensitive
El ministro se negó a hablar de asuntos delicados relacionados con la seguridad nacional.The minister refused to discuss sensitive issues of national security.
5. (demanding)
a. fussy
Mi hija es muy delicada con los regalos y no es fácil acertar.My daughter is very fussy about presents and it's not easy to get it right.
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delicado
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (objeto, perfume, gusto)
a. delicate
una situación delicadaa delicate o tricky situation
2. (persona; sensible)
a. sensitive
3. (muy exigente)
a. fussy
4. (educado)
a. polite
su estado (de salud) es delicadohis condition is delicate
estar delicado de saludto be in poor health
estar delicado del corazónto have a weak heart
¡no seas delicado, hay que comérselo todo!don't be so picky, you've got to eat all of it!
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delicado
adjective
1 (suave) [+tejido, piel] delicate; [+tela] fine; [+color] soft
2 (frágil) [+máquina] sensitive; [+salud] delicate
está delicado del estómago he has a delicate stomach
3 (fino) [+rasgos] delicate; fine; [+gusto] delicate; subtle
4 (difícil) [+situación] delicate; tricky; [+punto] sore; [+tema] delicate
5 [+persona] (difícil de contentar) hard to please; fussy; (sensible) hypersensitive; (discreto) tactful; (atento) considerate
es muy delicado con la comida he's very choosy about his food (familiar)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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