An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (culinary)
a. lean
Para reducir el colesterol, debes dejar las carnes rojas y pasarte a las magras.To reduce your cholesterol, you have to stop eating red meat and eat lean meats instead.
2. (skinny)
a. lean
Viendo magros y desaliñados a los peregrinos, la dueña del albergue les preparó una buena cena y les dio jabón y toallas para que se bañaran.The pilgrims looked lean and scruffy, so the innkeeper cooked them a fine dinner and gave them soap and towels for a bath.
3. (lacking)
a. poor
Aquella magra tierra apenas daba para alimentar a la familia del campesino.That poor land provided just barely enough to feed the farmer's family.
4. (paltry)
a. poor
Dimitió después de recibir una magra compensación a pesar del gran esfuerzo que había hecho por la empresa.He resigned after receiving poor pay despite all the efforts he made for the company.
b. meager
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El magro interés del alcalde por los asuntos públicos se puso de manifiesto al no acudir al pleno del ayuntamiento.The mayor's meager interest in local affairs became clear when he didn't come to the town council meeting.
c. meagre (United Kingdom)
El jefe se dio cuenta de que Nicolás recibía un sueldo muy elevado por su magra dedicación, así que lo despidió.The manager realised that Nicolas received a very high salary for his meagre dedication, and so he sacked him.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
5. (culinary)
a. loin
Tu magro con tomate está muy rico, pero nada que ver con el que hacía la abuela.The loin with tomato sauce you've prepared is delicious, but it's nothing compared to grandma's.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (sin grasa)
a. lean
2. (pobre)
a. poor
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (general)
a. lean meat
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1 (sin grasa) [+carne] lean; [+porción] meagre; meager; (EEUU)
2 [+persona] lean
3 [+resultado] poor; [+sueldo] meagre; meager; (EEUU)
quería ayudar su magra pensión con los dividendos
4 [+tierra] poor
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