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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (uniform)
a. smooth
La piel de los bebés es lisa y suave.Babies' skin is smooth and soft.
b. even
La cobertura del pastel quedó bien lisa. ¡Muy bien!The coating on the cake is really even. Well done!
c. flat
El terreno tiene que estar bien liso para cultivar estas plantas.The land has to be really flat to grow these plants.
2. (related to hair)
a. straight
De pequeña, Andrea tenía el pelo liso y largo.As a child, Andrea had long, straight hair.
3. (unadorned)
a. plain
Un estampado liso es más fácil de combinar.A plain print is easier to match.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
a. flat-chested
Este tipo de vestido favorece a las mujeres lisas.This type of dress looks great on flat-chested women.
5. (impertinent) (Andes) (Southern Cone)
a. sassy
Teo es liso y sarcástico con todo el mundo.Teo's sassy and sarcastic to everyone.
b. rude
Si sigues con tus comentarios lisos, la maestra te va a echar de la clase.If you keep up those rude comments, the teacher's going to kick you out of class.
c. cheeky (United Kingdom)
¡Pero qué muchacho tan liso!What a cheeky boy!
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (llano)
a. flat
2. (sin asperezas)
a. smooth
3. (pelo)
a. straight
los 400 metros lisosthe 400 meters
lisa y llanamentepurely and simply
hablando lisa y llanamenteto put it plainly
4. (no estampado)
a. plain
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (general)
a. cheeky person
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1 [+terreno, superficie] smooth; even; [+neumático] bald
liso como la palma de la mano as smooth as glass
2 [+pelo] straight
3 [+mar] calm
4 (Dep)
los 400 metros lisos the 400-metre flat race
5 (sin adornos) plain; unadorned; (de un solo color) plain
llevaba una vestido verde liso, de cuello redondo
irse liso (Caribe) to leave without a word
la tiene lisa he's got it made (familiar)
lisa y llanamente (en términos sencillos) plainly; in plain language; (evidentemente) quite simply
Serra dijo ayer que la acusación del financiero Javier de la Rosa, en el sentido de que el Gobierno encargó un informe sobre sus actividades privadas "es [lisa y llanamente] falsa".
liso y llano plain; simple; straightforward
6 (And) (S. Cone) (grosero) rude
7 (Latinoamérica) (descarado) fresh (familiar); cheeky; sassy; (EEUU)
8 (de poco pecho) flat-chested
(S. Cone) tall beer glass
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "liso"
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pelo liso
straight hair
cabello liso
straight hair
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