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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (beaten)
a. rough
La escabrosa carretera solo se puede recorrer con un 4x4.The rough road can only be driven on with a 4x4.
b. rugged
La superficie del planeta es muy escabrosa pese a que los expertos creían que era lisa.The surface of the planet is very rugged even though the experts thought it was plain.
c. uneven
Tienes que comprar unas botas de montaña para caminar por los escabrosos caminos.You will need to buy a pair of hiking boots to walk through the uneven paths.
2. (obscene)
a. risqué
Los escabrosos comentarios del actor fueron censurados al publicar la entrevista.The actor's risqué comments were condemned when the interview was released.
b. salacious (sexually explicit)
El video muestra unas imágenes escabrosas que ningún menor debería ver.The video shows some salacious images which no child should ever watch.
3. (delicate)
a. thorny
El tema de la herencia es escabroso porque implica hablar de la inminente muerte de su madre.Inheritance is a thorny issue because it implies thinking about her mother's imminent death.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (abrupto)
a. rough
2. (obsceno)
a. risqué
3. (espinoso)
a. awkward, thorny
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1 (irregular) [+terreno] rough; rugged; [+superficie] uneven
2 [+sonido] harsh
3 [+problema] difficult; tough; thorny
4 [+chiste] risqué; blue; salacious (formal)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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