An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (extending a long way down)
a. deep
El río está muy hondo en el centro.The river is very deep in the middle.
2. (intense)
a. profound
Expresamos nuestro hondo pesar por la partida de nuestro gran amigo y maestro.We express our profound sorrow at the departure of our great friend and teacher.
b. deep
Es con honda gratitud que le extiendo esta invitación a usted.It is with deep gratitude that I extend this invitation to you.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
3. (profoundly)
a. deeply
Tápate la nariz y respira hondo por la boca antes de sumergirte.Plug your nose and breathe deeply through your mouth before going under the water.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
4. (very far under water)
a. the depths
En el hondo del mar, se descubrió un pez que vive toda su vida sin luz.A fish that lives its entire life without light was discovered in the depths of the sea.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (también fig)
a. deep
lo hondothe depths
calar hondo ento strike a chord with
en lo más hondo dein the depths of
cante hondoflamenco singing
1 (profundo) deep
plato hondo soup plate; en lo más hondo de la piscina at the deep end (of the pool); la hirió en lo más hondo de su ser he wounded her to the depths of her being; she was cut to the quick
2 (intenso) deep; profound
con hondo pesar with deep o profound sorrow
respirar hondo to breathe deeply
el hondo the depth(s)
; (p)
hasta el hondo de los pulmones
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