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delicadeza
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delicadeza(
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (delicateness)
a. fineness
La delicadeza del vestido lo hacia inapropiado para usarlo en la finca.The fineness of the dress made it inappropriate to wear it at the farm.
b. softness
Luisa se pasa el día acariciando a su bebé porque le encanta la delicadeza de su piel.Luisa spends the day caressing her baby because she loves the softness of his skin.
c. delicacy
El pintor captó perfectamente la delicadeza y dulzura de las facciones de la modelo.The painter perfectly captured the delicacy and sweetness of the model's features.
2. (tenderness)
a. gentleness
La enfermera colocó al paciente en su cama con gran delicadeza.The nurse placed the patient in his bed with great gentleness.
3. (thoughtfulness)
a. delicacy
Los padres le explicaron al niño, con mucha delicadeza, que se iban a separar.The parents explained to the child, with great delicacy, that they were getting a divorce.
b. tact
Deberías tener más delicadeza al hablar de sentimientos conmigo.You should have more tact when talking with me about feelings.
4. (courtesy)
a. decency
Mi jefe no tuvo la delicadeza de darme los buenos días.My boss didn't have the decency to say good morning to me.
b. kindness
Mi médico siempre le habla a sus pacientes con suma delicadeza.My doctor always addresses his patients with utmost kindness.
5. (attentiveness)
a. care
El profesor explicó el complicado tema con mucha delicadeza.The teacher explained the complex topic with great care.
b. attentiveness
Mis padres muestran una gran delicadeza cuando hay invitados en casa.My parents show great attentiveness when they have guests in the house.
6. (delicate nature)
a. delicacy
La delicadeza de este tratado internacional requiere que nuestro país envíe negociadores expertos.The delicacy of this international treaty requires our county to send expert negotiators.
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delicadeza
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (miramiento; con cosas)
a. care
2. (con personas)
a. kindness, attentiveness
le dio la noticia con delicadezahe broke the news to her tactfully
3. (finura; de perfume, rostro)
a. delicacy
4. (de persona)
a. sensitivity
5. (de un asunto, situación)
a. delicacy
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delicadeza
1 (suavidad) [de tejido, piel] softness; [de tela] fineness; [de color] softness
2 (cuidado) gentleness
la delicadeza con que transportó al enfermo the gentleness with which she moved the patient; con mucha delicadeza very gently
3 (amabilidad)
tuvo la delicadeza de ayudarme a bajar he was kind enough to help me down; he did me the kindness of helping me down; no tuvo la delicadeza de comunicárnoslo he didn't have the decency to let us know
4 (tacto) tact; delicacy
tuvo mucha delicadeza al presentar su queja she made the complaint very tactfully o with great tact o with great delicacy; tendrás que presentar la queja con mucha delicadeza you will have to make the complaint very tactfully o delicately; falta de delicadeza tactlessness; indelicacy
5 (dificultad) delicacy; delicate nature
no comprendió la delicadeza de la situación he did not understand the delicacy o delicate nature of the situation
6 (finura) [de rasgos] delicacy
la delicadeza con que ejecutó la pieza the delicacy with which she performed the piece; describió la delicadeza del ambiente de palacio she described the refined atmosphere at the palace; me enamoró la delicadeza de sus modales I fell in love with his exquisite manners
7 (sensibilidad excesiva) hypersensitiveness
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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