el afilado
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (cutting)
a. sharp
La criatura tenía unas grandes garras y unos dientes afilados.The creature had large claws and sharp teeth.
El cuchillo estaba muy afilado y pude cortar los tomates sin esfuerzo.The knife was very sharp, and I was able to effortlessly cut the tomatoes.
2. (edged)
a. pointed
La bruja del cuento tenía una nariz afilada, una verruga y la piel verde.The witch in the story had a pointed nose, a wart, and green skin.
3. (hurtful)
a. cutting
Las afiladas críticas del estilista pusieron en ridículo a la modelo.The stylist's cutting criticism showed the model up.
b. sharp
Juan hizo un comentario afilado sobre mí que me hizo sentir fatal.Juan made a sharp comment about me which made me feel horrible.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
4. (act of making sharp)
a. sharpening
Un afilador me recomendó usar una chaira para el afilado de cuchillos.A knife-grinder suggested that I use a sharpening steel for my knife sharpening.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (cuchillo, punta)
a. sharp
2. (dedos, rasgos)
a. pointed
3. (comentario, crítica)
a. cutting
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (general)
a. sharpening
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
[+borde] sharp; [+punta] tapering; sharp;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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