An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (culinary)
a. duro
Julius eats hard-boiled eggs almost every day for breakfast.Julius come huevos duros casi todos los días para el desayuno.
b. cocido
The recipe calls for hard-boiled eggs, mayonnaise, mustard, and paprika.La receta requiere huevos cocidos, mayonesa, mostaza y páprika.
2. (unsentimental)
a. duro
The general takes a hard-boiled approach to dealing with foreign leaders.El general adopta un enfoque duro para tratar con los líderes extranjeros.
b. curtido
Kevin was a hard-boiled detective who had seen a lot of gruesome things in his life and never once cried.Kevin era un detective curtido que había visto muchas cosas espantosas en su vida y no lloró ni una vez.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (egg)
a. duro(a), cocido(a)
2. (fig)
a. duro(a), curtido(a) (person; tough)
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hard-boiled [ˈhɑːdˈbɔɪld]
1 (hard) [+egg] duro
2 (tough, cynical) duro de carácter; amargado
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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