distraído
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distraído(
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trah
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (inattentive)
a. distracted
Celia parecía distraída, como si estuviera en otro sitio.Celia seemed distracted, as if she were somewhere else.
b. miles away
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Encarnación estaba distraída y no oyó acercarse a la profesora.Encarnación was miles away and didn't hear the teacher approach.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
"¡Estupendo!" dijo distraída mi madre."Fantastic!" said my mom distractedly.
Distraído, mi abuelo vertió la leche en la cafetera.My grandfather absent-mindedly poured the milk into the coffee pot.
2. (easily distracted)
a. absent-minded
Lucía es muy distraída. Siempre pierde las cosas.Lucia is very absent-minded. She's always losing things.
3. (amusing)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. entertaining
Este juego de mesa es distraído para toda la familia.This board game is entertaining for the whole family.
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).
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(easily distracted person)
a. scatterbrain
¡Eres un distraído! Esa camisa está al revés.What a scatterbrain you are! Your shirt's inside out.
b. absent-minded (adjective)
Este trabajo no es para distraídos porque requiere de mucha concentración.This isn't a job for absent-minded people because it requires a great deal of concentration.
5. (momentarily inattentive person)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¿Cuántos accidentes occurren por culpa de un distraído?How many accidents are the fault of someone who isn't paying attention?
El accidente fue culpa de un distraído al volante.The accident was caused by a distracted driver.
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distraído
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (entretenido; libro)
a. readable
2. (programa de tv, película)
a. watchable
una tarde/conversación distraídaquite a nice afternoon/conversation
3. (despistado)
a. absent-minded
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (general)
a. daydreamer, absent-minded person
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distraídoa distraída
adjective
1 (despistado) (con estar)
siempre está distraído en clase he's always daydreaming in class; he never pays attention in class; iba yo algo distraído I was walking along with my mind on other things; me miró distraída she glanced absently at me; she glanced at me absent-mindedly
andaba con aire distraído por la calle ahora no estabas escuchando, te he pillado distraído va andando con aspecto distraido siempre va distraída, pensando en sus cosas
(con ser)
lo siento, se me ha olvidado, es que soy muy distraido
soy muy distraído I'm very absent-minded
2 (entretenido) entertained; amused
la televisión me mantenía distraído the television kept me entertained o amused
3 (España) (divertido) entertaining; amusing
es un juego muy distraído it's a very entertaining o amusing game
pasamos una tarde muy distraída es una casa muy distraída con muchas escaleras y pasillos
4 (disoluto) dissolute
hacerse el distraído to pretend not to notice
fingir no ver fingir no tener interés
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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