dependable

dependable(
dih
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pehn
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duh
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buhl
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (worthy of trust)
a. fiable
A dependable employee is beneficial for the business.Un empleado fiable es un beneficio para la empresa.
b. formal
Our babysitter picks up the children from school every day. She's very dependable.Nuestra babysitter busca a los niños en la escuela todos los días. Es muy formal.
c. confiable
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
He's not a dependable man—his absence tonight is proof of that.No es un hombre confiable: el hecho de que no esté aquí esta noche es prueba de ello.
2. (functioning consistently)
a. fiable (machine)
This printer isn't exactly dependable. We have to call a technician every few months.Esta impresora no es demasiado fiable. Tenemos que llamar a un técnico cada pocos meses.
b. confiable (machine)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
It's not a fancy car, but it gets good mileage, and it's dependable.No es un auto muy lujoso, pero consume poca gasolina y es confiable.
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dependable
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (person)
a. formal
2. (friend)
a. leal
3. (car)
a. fiable
b. confiable
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
dependable [dɪˈpendəbl]
adjective
[+person] serio; formal; cumplidor; [+machine] fiable;
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