descuidado
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descuidado(
dehs
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kwee
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dah
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doh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (blithe)
a. careless
Johnny es muy descuidado a la hora de manejar.Johnny's very careless when he's driving.
b. sloppy
Si bien toca con pasión, es una pianista descuidada.She plays with passion, but she's a sloppy piano player.
2. (slapdash)
a. untidy
Sobre el escritorio del doctor había una pila descuidada de papeles.There was an untidy pile of papers on the doctor's desk.
b. slovenly
Sam fue a la entrevista con un traje descuidado.Sam went to the interview dressed in a slovenly suit.
c. sloppy
¿Qué dice acá? Lucía tiene una letra descuidada.What did she write here? Lucía has sloppy handwriting.
d. messy
El estudiante tenía ojeras y el pelo descuidado.The student had bags under his eyes and his hair was messy.
3. (unattended)
a. neglected
El ayuntamiento está tan descuidado que parece abandonado.The town hall is so neglected that it looks abandoned.
4. (unawared)
a. off-guard
La pregunta la agarró descuidada y no supo qué contestar.The question caught her off-guard and she couldn't come up with an answer.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Le escondí el celular cuando estaba descuidada.I hid her cellphone when she wasn't paying attention.
La lluvia me agarró descuidado y me empapé.The rain caught me off my guard and I got drenched.
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descuidado
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (desaseado; persona, aspecto)
a. untidy
2. (jardín)
a. neglected
3. (negligente)
a. careless
es muy descuidado con sus cosashe's very careless with his things
4. (distraído)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
estaba descuidadohe wasn't paying attention
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descuidado
adjective
1 [+persona] (despreocupado) careless; (olvidadizo) forgetful; (desprevenido) unprepared; (tranquilo) easy in one's mind
coger o pillar a algn descuidado to catch sb off his guard; puedes estar descuidado you needn't worry; you can relax
2 (desaliñado) [+aspecto] untidy; slovenly; [+habitación] untidy; messy
3 (abandonado) neglected
con aspecto de niños descuidados with the look of neglected children
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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