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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (ready for harvest)
a. ripe
Prefiero los mangos verdes, pero me los puedo comer maduros también.I prefer green mangoes, but I can eat them ripe too.
Los tomates saben mucho mejor cuando se cosechan maduros.Tomatoes taste so much better when picked ripe.
2. (fully developed)
a. mature
Rebeca es una persona madura que siempre medita las consecuencias antes de decidir.Rebeca is a mature person who always thinks about the consequences before deciding.
3. (advanced in years)
a. mature
Después del divorcio, Robert está teniendo problemas encontrando mujeres maduras solteras con quien salir.After his divorce, Robert is having trouble finding single mature women to date.
b. older
Este edificio de departamentos es exclusivo para los adultos maduros.This apartment building is exclusively for older adults.
4. (fit)
a. ready
La situación en el Líbano no está madura para la retirada de las tropas.The conditions in Lebanon are not ready for the withdrawal of troops.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
5. (fruit)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. plantain
Me gusta comer maduros calentitos con nata cuando hace frío.I like to eat warm plantains with cream when it's cold.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (fruto)
a. ripe
2. (fig)
este poema aún no está maduro para ser publicadothis poem isn't ready for publication yet
3. (persona)
a. mature
le gustan los hombres madurosshe likes mature o older men
de edad maduramiddle-aged
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1 [+fruta] ripe
poco maduro underripe
2 [+persona] [+carácter] mature
de edad madura middle-aged
la cosa está madura para la reforma
el clima no está maduro para esas negociaciones the climate is not ripe for such negotiations
el divieso está maduro the boil is about to burst
(Col) plantain
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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