An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (noisy)
a. fuerte (noise)
The explosion was so loud that I partially lost my hearing for a while.La explosión fue tan fuerte que no oí bien durante un tiempo.
b. ruidoso (party or place)
There's a very loud party going on at the end of the street.Están haciendo una fiesta muy ruidosa al final de la calle.
c. alto (music or radio)
My neighbor complained because I had the music too loud.Mi vecino se quejó porque tenía la música demasiado alta.
2. (color)
a. chillón
She loves wearing loud colors in summer.Le encanta llevar colores chillones en verano.
b. llamativo
He wore a loud check waistcoat.Llevaba un llamativo chaleco de cuadros.
3. (vociferous)
a. chillón (person)
The Andersons are a loud bunch.Los Anderson son una pandilla de chillones.
b. vocinglero (person)
I just can't stand loud guys like him.Es que no soporto a tipos vocingleros como él.
c. enérgico (protest)
They were denied entry despite loud protests.Se les negó la entrada, a pesar de sus enérgicas protestas.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
4. (loudly)
a. alto
I'll bring you a microphone if you can't speak louder.Le traeré un micrófono si no puede hablar más alto.
b. fuerte
The radio was turned up loud.Habían puesto la radio muy fuerte.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (noise, bang, explosion)
a. fuerte
2. (voice, music, radio)
a. alto(a)
3. (pejorative)
a. escandaloso(a) (person)
to be loud in one's praise/condemnation of somethingelogiar/condenar algo rotundamente
4. (color, clothes)
a. chillón(ona)
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
5. (general)
a. alto
to think out loudpensar en alto
louder!¡más alto!
loud and clearalto y claro
loud [laʊd] louder (comparative)loudest (superlative)
1 (noisy) [+music] alto; fuerte
The disco music was a little too loud Loud music blasts from his hi-fi
[+applause, noise, explosion, scream] fuerte
she has a loud voice tiene una voz muy fuerte; in a loud voice en voz alta
he said it in a loud voice so that we could all hear
the music is too loud la música está demasiado fuerte or alta
the reponse was loud laughter
he's a bit loud es un poco escandaloso
he can be a bit loud sometimes, but really he's very nice
to be loud in one's support for sth dar grandes muestras de apoyo a algo
to be loud in one's condemnation of sth condenar algo enérgicamente
Jerry had been loud in his condemnation of totalitarianism in El Salvador
2 (garish) [+colour] chillón; llamativo; [+pattern, clothes] llamativo
a loud check jacket una llamativa chaqueta de cuadros
[+speak] alto; [+laugh, shout] fuerte
you'll have to speak louder tendrás que hablar más fuerte or alto; she likes to listen to her music loud le gusta escuchar la música muy fuerte or alta; "Nevermind" is one of those records you play loud "Nevermind" es uno de esos discos que tienes que poner a todo volumen
loud and clear
I am reading or receiving you loud and clear (Telec) te recibo perfectamente; I hear you loud and clear, but I don't agree te entiendo perfectamente, pero no estoy de acuerdo
out loud [+think, wonder, read, laugh] en voz alta
he thought the film was terrible, but he didn't say so out loud she thought his tie was ghastly, but what she said out loud was "I prefer the blue one" to laugh [out] loud He laughed out loud about it when he was alone in his room Cortez nearly laughed out loud at the thought "Isn't there anywhere to have a drink in town?" he wondered out loud the teacher asked her to read the poem out loud
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