limpio
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limpio(
leem
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pyoh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (free of filth)
a. clean
La mucama dejó la habitación del hotel limpia.The maid left the hotel room clean.
2. (clean, unclouded)
a. clear
Los cielos estaban limpios después de la tormenta.The skies were clear after the storm.
b. pure
El agua del arroyo detrás de mi casa es limpia.The stream water behind my house is pure.
3. (honest)
a. clean
La gente creía que el candidato era un político limpio hasta que la policía lo arrestó.People thought the candidate was a clean politician until the police arrested him.
4. (without money)
a. broke
Seis meses de desempleo lo dejaron limpio.Six months of unemployment left him broke.
b. skint (United Kingdom)
Quisiera un coche nuevo, pero estoy bastante limpio por el momento.I'd like a new car, but I'm pretty skint at the moment.
5. (sports)
a. fair
El árbitro le dijo a los boxeadores que tuvieran una pelea limpia.The referee told the boxers to have a fair fight.
6. (finance)
a. net
Mi salario es de $4,000 mensuales, pero me llevo solo $2,800 limpios.My salary is $4,000 a month, but I only take home a net of $2,800.
b. clear
Deberías poderte llevar fácilmente medio millón limpio en el trato.You should easily be able to make a clear half a million on the deal.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
7. (sports)
a. fair
Quiero que jueguen limpio.I want you to play fair.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
8. (error free)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Cuando me corrijas el borrador, voy a pasarlo a limpio para entregárselo mañana al maestro.After you correct my rough draft, I am going to print out a clean copy to turn in to my teacher tomorrow.
Me tomó toda la noche, pero ya terminé de pasar mi tesis a limpio.It took all night, but I finished writing the final version of my thesis.
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limpio
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (sin suciedad)
a. clean
2. (cielo, imagen)
a. clear
3. (neto; sueldo)
a. net
4. (honrado)
a. honest
5. (intenciones)
a. honorable
6. (juego)
a. clean
7. (sin culpa)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
estar limpioto be in the clear
limpio de culpa/sospechafree of blame/suspicion
8. (colloquial)
a. broke
b. skint (United Kingdom)
9. (expresiones)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
a puñetazo limpiowith bare fists
abrió la puerta a patada limpiahe kicked down the door
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
10. (general)
a. cleanly, fair
en limpio, poner en limpioto make a fair copy of, to write out neatly
sacar algo en limpio deto make something out from
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limpio
adjective
1 [+casa, cuarto] clean
limpio de algo free from sth; clear of sth
más limpio que los chorros del oro as clean as can be
2 (despejado) clear
el cielo estaba limpio de nubes there was a cloudless sky; there was not a cloud in the sky
3 [+líquidos] pure; clean
4 (en lo moral) pure; (honesto) honest
5 (Dep) [+jugada] fair
6 (Economía) clear; net
50 dólares de ganancia limpia 50 dollars of clear profit
7 (sin dinero)
estar limpio to be broke; quedar(se) limpio to be cleaned out (familiar)
8 (enfático)
a pedrada limpia
se defendieron a pedrada limpia they defended themselves with nothing but stones
a puñetazo limpio with bare fists
lo hizo a clavo limpio
1
en limpio (Economía) clear; net; copia en limpio fair copy; pasar o poner algo en limpio to make a fair o neat o clean copy of sth; poner un texto en limpio to tidy a text up; produce a final version of a text
sacar algo en limpio to make sense of sth
no pude sacar nada en limpio I couldn't make anything of it
2 (México) (claro de bosque) clearing in a wood; (in a wood) treeless area; bare ground
adverb
jugar limpio to play fair
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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