holgado
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holgado(
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gah
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (not tight)
a. loose-fitting
En verano, me gusta usar vestidos holgados.In summer, I like wearing loose-fitting dresses.
b. loose
Se ve que bajaste de peso; esos pantalones te van muy holgados.You can tell you've lost weight; those pants are too loose on you.
c. baggy
En la década de los noventa, la ropa holgada estaba de moda.In the nineties, baggy clothing was in fashion.
2. (without difficulties)
a. comfortable
Los García llevan una vida holgada y por eso pueden viajar tanto.The Garcias lead a comfortable life which is why they can travel so much.
b. comfortably off
Mis tíos siempre vivieron una vida holgada y nos hacían muchos regalos.My uncle and aunt were always comfortably off and gave us lots of presents.
c. easy
El equipo ecuatoriano logró un triunfo holgado en el partido de anoche.The Ecuadorean team had an easy win in last night's game.
3. (with plenty of room)
a. roomy
Cuando nació su segundo hijo, Pili y Santi decidieron comprarse un coche más holgado.When their second child was born, Pili and Santi decided to buy a roomier car.
b. comfortable
En la casa nueva van a estar mucho más holgados que en este departamento.In the new house, you'll be a lot more comfortable than in this apartment.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Tenemos que tirar trastos para dejar la cocina más holgada.We have to throw away some junk to create a bit more space in the kitchen.
Somos muchos para esta mesa. Si cambiamos las sillas, vamos a estar más holgados.We're too many for this table. If we change the chairs, we'll have more room.
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holgado
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (ropa)
a. baggy, loose-fitting
2. (habitación, espacio)
a. roomy
3. (victoria, situación económica)
a. comfortable
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holgado
adjective
1 [+ropa] (suelto) loose; comfortable; baggy
demasiado holgado too big
2 (amplio) roomy
así quedará el cuarto más holgado this will make more space in the room; consiguieron una victoria holgada they won easily o comfortably
3 (cómodo) comfortably off; well-to-do
vida holgada comfortable life; life of ease
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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