An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (in size)
a. medium
La pequeña no va a ser suficiente. Pidamos una pizza mediana.A small one won't be enough. Let's order a medium pizza.
b. medium-sized
Las medianas empresas no pueden competir con los bajos precios de las grandes.Medium-sized businesses cannot compete with the low prices offered by larger companies.
2. (in quantity)
a. average
Soy más alto que la altura mediana del país.I am taller than the country's average height.
3. (in quality)
a. average
Comparado con DiCaprio, es un actor mediano.Compared to DiCaprio, he is an average actor.
b. mediocre
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
No puedo creer que un equipo tan mediano ganara el campeonato.I can't believe such a mediocre team won the championship.
4. (brother or sister)
a. middle
Mi hermano mayor y mi hermano mediano todavía viven con nuestros padres.My older and middle brothers still live with our parents.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (de tamaño)
a. medium
2. (de calidad)
a. average
3. (mediocre)
a. average, ordinary
1 (regular) average; (en tamaño) medium-sized; [+empresa] medium-sized
una bomba de mediana potencia a medium-sized bomb; una cebolla mediana a medium onion; camisetas de talla mediana medium T-shirts; es mediano de estatura he is of average o medium height
es mediano de talento
de mediana edad middle-aged
2 (del medio) middle
es el hermano mediano he is the middle brother
3 (indiferente) mediocre; average
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