An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (relating to the emotions)
a. emocional
Anxiety is an emotional type of mental disorder.La ansiedad es un trastorno mental de tipo emocional.
b. afectivo
Her relationship left her emotional needs unsatisfied.Su relación no satisfacía sus necesidades afectivas.
2. (sensitive)
a. emotivo
People of her age are very emotional.La gente de su edad es muy emotiva.
b. sensible
Pregnancy has made me very emotional.El embarazo me ha vuelto muy sensible.
3. (agitated)
a. emocionado
I was so emotional that I could hardly speak.Estaba tan emocionada que apenas podía hablar.
4. (moving)
a. emotivo
The family reunion was very emotional.El reencuentro familiar fue muy emotivo.
b. conmovedor
It was an emotional plea for the return of their missing daughter.Fue un llamamiento conmovedor pidiendo que su hija desaparecida regresara.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (person)
a. emotivo(a), sensible
2. (problem, reaction)
a. emocional
3. (film, farewell)
a. conmovedor(ora), emotivo(a)
to get or become emotionalemocionarse
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emotional [ɪˈməʊʃənl]
1 (concerning the emotions) [+well-being, problem, tension, development] emocional; [+abuse, need, relationship] afectivo; [+support, disorder] emocional; afectivo
to be an emotional [cripple] to be on an emotional [high]/[low]
on an emotional level a nivel emocional; to be on an emotional roller coaster sufrir altibajos emocionales; to be an emotional wreck estar destrozado emocionalmente
2 (emotive, moving) [+scene, farewell, welcome, subject] emotivo; [+experience, situation, appeal, speech] emotivo; conmovedor
it was a very emotional moment for me
3 (excitable) [+outburst] impulsivo; [+response] emotivo
Latins are very emotional people los latinos son muy expresivos con sus sentimientos; to become or get emotional reaccionar de una forma emocional; there's no need to get all emotional! ¡no te pongas así!
when I asked her if she agreed with the decision she got very emotional and reacted as if it had been me who had made it
4 (sentimental) [+person, behaviour] sentimental; emotivo; [+decision] impulsivo
he is a very emotional man
I got very emotional when the time came to say goodbye a la hora de despedirnos me puse muy sentimental; to become or get emotional emocionarse; he became or got very emotional at the farewell party se emocionó mucho en la fiesta de despedida
he could be become get very emotional at such moments when it was time to leave I got very emotional
emotional baggage (n) bagaje (m) emocional
emotional blackmail (n) chantaje (m) emocional
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