descarado
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descarado(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (brazen)
a. shameless
Decidió ignorar su actitud descarada.She chose to ignore his shameless attitude.
b. sassy
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Es una mujer descarada que no teme decir la verdad.She is a sassy woman who is not afraid to speak the truth.
c. cheeky (United Kingdom)
Un alumno descarado se atrevió a ridiculizarme en clase.A cheeky student dared to ridicule me in class.
d. impertinent
Esa es una pregunta descarada que no voy a contestar.That is an impertinent question which I'm not going to answer.
2. (flagrant)
a. blatant
Fue un intento descarado de soborno a un juez.That was a blatant attempt to bribe a judge.
b. barefaced
¿Cómo pudiste creerte una mentira tan descarada?How could you swallow such a barefaced lie?
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
3. (insolent person)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Es un descarado. No le importa quedar mal.He is shameless. He doesn't care about making a bad impression.
Esa descarada me dijo que soy fea.That rude girl said I look ugly.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(of course)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Si tuviera tiempo, descarado que iría a la playa todos los días.If I had time, you can bet I would go to the beach every day.
Lo dijo para hacerte sentir mal, descarado.She said it on purpose; just to hurt you.
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descarado
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (desvergonzado; persona)
a. cheeky, impertinent
2. (flagrante)
a. barefaced, blatant
¡es un robo descarado!it's daylight robbery!
3. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¡descarado!you bet!
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (general)
a. cheeky devil
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descarado
adjective
1 [+persona] (desvergonzado) shameless; (insolente) cheeky; sassy; (EEUU)
2 (evidente) [+mentira] barefaced; [+prejuicio] blatant
adverb
sí voy, descarado I'm going all right; you bet I'm going; si supiera inglés, descarado que me iba a Londres if I spoke English, you can bet your life I'd go to London
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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