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verde
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verde(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (color)
a. green
Me compré una blusa verde con un estampado de flores.I bought a green blouse with a floral print.
2. (not ripe)
a. unripe
Es mejor comprar aguacates que están un poco verdes, para que maduren en casa.It's better to buy slightly unripe avocados, so that they ripen at home.
b. green
No entiendo cómo puedes comerte ese plátano. Está muy verde.I don't understand how you can eat that banana. It's really green.
3. (inexperienced)
a. green
Ese muchacho es todavía muy verde para dirigir su propio equipo de trabajo.That young man is still too green to manage his own team at work.
4. (politics)
a. green
Cuando estuve en la universidad era miembro del partido verde.When I was in college, I was a member of the green party.
5. (recently cut)
a. green
Esta leña todavía está demasiado verde como para usarla en la fogata.This wood is still too green to be able to use it on the bonfire.
6. (indecent)
a. dirty
No me dejes a solas con él. Siempre cuenta chistes bien verdes.Don't leave me alone with him. He always tells really dirty jokes.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
7. (color)
a. green
Ese vestido resalta el verde de tus ojos.That dress brings out the green of your eyes.
8. (money)
Regionalism used in Cuba
(Cuba)
a. dollar
Oye, ¿no tienes un verde que me prestas?Hey, can you lend me a dollar?
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verde
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (en general)
a. green
verde botellabottle green
verde olivaolive (green)
verde esmeraldaemerald (green)
2. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
poner verde a alguiento run somebody down
3. (poco maduro; fruta)
a. unripe, green
4. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
5. (ecologista)
a. Green, green
6. (obsceno)
a. blue, dirty
7. (antes fam)
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
billete verde1,000 peseta note
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
8. (color)
a. green
9. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
los Verdesthe Greens
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verde
adjective
1 (color) green
estar verde de envidia to be green with envy
poner verde a algn to run sb down (familiar); slag sb off (muy_familiar)
siempre ponen verde al jefe they're always running down (familiar) o slagging off (muy_familiar) the boss; me llamó y me puso verde por no haberla ayudado she called me and gave me a piece of her mind for not helping her (familiar)
2 [+árbol, planta] green; [+fruta, verdura] green; unripe; [+legumbres] green; [+madera] unseasoned
¡(las uvas) están verdes!
3 [+zona, espacio] green
faltan zonas verdes en esta ciudad there are not enough green spaces in this city
4 [+plan, proyecto]
el proyecto está muy verde the project is at a very early stage
5 (sin experiencia) green (familiar)
está muy verde he's very green (familiar); he doesn't know a thing
6 [+chiste, canción] smutty (familiar); blue (familiar); dirty
viejo verde dirty old man (familiar)
7 (Política) Green
1 (color) green
verde botella bottle green
verde esmeralda emerald green
verde lima lime green
verde manzana apple green
verde oliva olive green
verde pistacho pistachio green
2 (hierba) grass; (follaje) foliage; greenery; (forraje) green fodder
sentarse en el verde to sit on the grass; segar la hierba en verde to cut the grass while it is still green
3 (billete) [de mil pesetas] 1,000-peseta note; [de un dólar] dollar bill; buck (familiar); (EEUU) greenback (familiar); (EEUU)
4
darse un verde de algo to have one's fill of sth
darse un verde de conciertos
5 (S. Cone) (mate) maté
6 (S. Cone) (pasto) grass; pasture
7 (S. Cone) (ensalada) salad
8 (And) (plátano) plantain
9 (Caribe) (México) (campo) country; countryside
10 (Caribe) (policía) cop (familiar)
(Política) Green
los Verdes the Greens; the Green Party
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