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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (tolerant)
a. indulgente
The principal thinks the biology teacher is too forgiving when he grades the students' lab reports.La directora del colegio cree que el profesor de biología es demasiado indulgente al corregir los informes de laboratorio.
b. comprensivo
I'm lucky to have a boss who's forgiving about lateness.Tengo la suerte de tener a una jefa que es comprensiva con las llegadas tarde.
2. (ductile)
a. flexible
The back of this chair is too straight and not terribly forgiving.El respaldo de esta silla es demasiado recta y no muy flexible.
b. maleable
Steel is a forgiving material.El acero es un material maleable.
3. (allowing margin for error)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
A driver is not as forgiving a club as the high irons are.Un driver es un palo que no disimula tanto los errores como los palos de hierro de alta numeración.
Fleece is available in a wide variety of colors, and is a forgiving fabric for a beginning sewer.El polar se consigue en una gran variedad de colores y es una tela fácil de usar para alguien sin experiencia en costura.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. indulgente
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forgiving [fəˈɡɪvɪŋ]
[+person, smile] compasivo
to feel forgiving estar dispuesto a perdonar
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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