honest
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (trustworthy)
a. honesto
You can count on him. He's an honest worker.Puedes contar con él; es un trabajador honesto.
b. honrado
I'm just trying to make an honest living.Solo trato de ganarme la vida de forma honrada.
2. (sincere)
a. sincero
Be honest and tell me the truth.Sé sincero y cuéntame la verdad.
b. franco
To be honest with you, this is not what I expected.Para ser franco contigo, esto no era lo que esperaba.
3. (genuine)
a. sencillo
It was an honest gift made with love.Era un regalo sencillo hecho con amor.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
4. (really)
a. de verdad
I didn't take it, honest.De verdad que yo no me lo llevé.
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honest
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (trustworthy)
a. honrado(a)
2. (truthful)
a. sincero(a)
he has an honest facetiene aspecto de honrado
the honest truthla pura verdad
I don't think he was being honest with mecreo que no me estaba diciendo la verdad
to be honest, I don't knowla verdad es que no lo sé
to earn an honest livingganarse honradamente la vida
3. (esp hum)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to make an honest woman of somebodyllevar a alguien al altar
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honest [ˈɒnɪst]
adjective
1 (frank) sincero
to be (perfectly) honest ... para ser (totalmente) sincero or franco ...
I don't really know to be honest... To be (perfectly) honest, I've never set foot in a nightclub.
to be honest about sth ser sincero or franco con respecto a algo
I'd like your honest opinion me gustaría que me dieras tu sincera opinión
that's the honest truth eso es la pura verdad
I'll tell you the honest truth
to be (perfectly) honest with you para serle sincero or franco; si quiere que le diga la verdad
I'll be honest with you voy a serte sincero; you haven't been honest with us no has sido sincero con nosotros
be honest with yourself sé sincero contigo mismo
You must be brutally honest with yourself
to make an honest woman of sb
he finally made an honest woman of her al final hizo lo que Dios manda y se casó con ella
He had seduced a girl only once in his life, and he made an honest woman of her later.
2 (trustworthy, law-abiding) [+person] honrado; honesto
he's very honest in money matters es muy honrado or honesto en lo que respecta al dinero; he hasn't done an honest day's work in his life no ha trabajado honradamente en su vida
to make an honest living ganarse la vida honradamente
she managed to make an honest living selling hand-made jewellery
by honest means de forma honrada
she was not sure whether the money had been obtained by honest means
it was an honest mistake no fue un error deliberado
If it was an honest mistake, why hadn't someone admitted doing it?
to earn an honest penny or crust ganarse el pan honradamente
3 (genuine) sencillo
good, honest country cooking cocina rústica buena y sencilla
adverb
de verdad
I didn't know about it, honest no lo sabía, de verdad; de verdad que no lo sabía
It's true as I'm sitting here, Mabel, honest it is
honest to God or goodness palabra (de honor); te lo juro; honest injun palabra; ¡por estas!
honest injun. You didn't miss a thing
modifier
honest broker (n) (Britain) especially (Pol) mediadoramediadora (m) (f);a mediadora
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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