distante

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distante(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (not near)
a. remote
Los viajeros provenían de una región distante cuyo nombre jamás había escuchado.The travelers came from a remote region whose name I'd never heard before.
b. distant
Quiero viajar a tierras distantes y conocer otras culturas.I want to travel to distant lands and learn about other cultures.
c. far-off
Marco Polo trajo especias exóticas de su viaje por tierras distantes.Marco Polo brought exotic spices from his travels to far-off lands.
d. faraway
Mi familia no podía permitirse el lujo de irse de vacaciones a lugares distantes.My family could never afford to vacation in faraway destinations.
2. (reserved)
a. distant
Mi novio está un poco distante, como si ya no quisiera estar más conmigo.My boyfriend is a bit distant, as if he didn't want to be with me anymore.
b. aloof
Puede que Alberto sea distante al principio, pero cuando lo conozcas, verás que es muy amigable.Alberto might might be aloof at first, but you'll see he's friendly once you get to know him.
3. (at a certain distance)
a. away
Vivimos en el pueblo de Navaluenga, distante 12 kilómetros.We live in the town of Navaluenga, 12 kilometers away.
b. far away (adverb)
El verano ya no estaba muy distante.Summer wasn't very far away.
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distante
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (en el espacio)
a. far away
2. (en el trato)
a. distant
estaba distante, con la mirada perdidahe was distant, staring into space
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distante
adjective
1 [+lugar] (lejano) distant; (remoto) far-off; remote
distante 10km 10km away
2 [+persona, actitud] distant
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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