leve
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leve(
leh
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beh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (subtle)
a. slight
En la habitación hay un leve aroma a flores.There's a slight scent of flowers in the bedroom.
2. (not important)
a. minor
El gobierno realizó cambios leves en el Código Civil.The government introduced minor changes to the civil code.
b. slight
Después de unos leves ajustes, el auto ya estaba de regreso en las calles.After a few slight adjustments, the car was back on the street.
c. mild
No puedo seguir jugando, siento un leve dolor en la rodilla.I can't go on playing; I feel a mild pain in my knee.
d. light
La gente piensa que el delincuente recibió un castigo leve por el delito que cometió.People think the criminal received a light punishment for the crime he committed.
3. (not heavy)
a. light
El prototipo del robot puede transportar cargas leves.The prototype version of the robot can carry light loads.
4. (not filling)
a. light
Yo cenaré algo leve porque comí mucho en el almuerzo.I'll have something light for dinner because I had a lot for lunch.
5. (not spicy)
a. mild
¿Es un plato picante? - No, es más bien leve.Is it a spicy dish? - No, it's rather mild.
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leve
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (suave, sutil)
a. light
2. (olor, sabor, temblor)
a. slight, faint
3. (pecado, falta, herida)
a. minor
4. (enfermedad)
a. mild, slight
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leve
adjective
1 (sin importancia) minor
cometió una falta leve he committed a minor offence; solo tiene heridas leves he only has minor injuries
2 (suave) [+brisa] light; [+sonrisa] slight
asintió con un leve movimiento de cabeza she gave a slight nod of agreement
3 (ligero) [+carga, peso] light
4 (muy fino) light; fine
un leve velo a light veil
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "leve"
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algo leve
something minor
que te sea leve
good luck with that
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