An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (clear)
a. obvio
It is obvious that you don't care at all about my feelings.Es obvio que no te importan para nada mis sentimientos.
b. claro
With his years of experience, he has an obvious advantage in this contest.Con sus años de experiencia, tiene una clara ventaja en este concurso.
c. evidente
With the hurricane coming this way, we are all in obvious danger.Con el huracán que se aproxima, estamos todos en evidente peligro.
d. patente
They made it obvious that they had been fighting.Hicieron muy patente el hecho que habían estado peleando.
e. lógico
The obvious solution is to build the tower closer to the highway.La solución lógica es construir la torre más cerca de la carretera.
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It was obvious to us that there was no chance of winning the case.Nos dimos cuenta de que no había ninguna posibilidad de ganar el caso.
It was perfectly obvious that she was not at all willing to help us.No cabía ni la menor duda de que no estaba para nada dispuesta a ayudarnos.
2. (unsubtle)
a. evidente
His speech was an obvious ploy to get support from the opposition.Su discurso fue un evidente ardid para conseguir el apoyo de la oposición.
b. obvio
Mirella is able to attract the attention of potential customers in the store with her obvious charms.Mirella puede atraer la atención de los clientes potenciales en la tienda con sus obvios encantos.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
to state the obviousconstatar lo evidente
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (general)
a. obvio(a), evidente
it was the obvious thing to dohacer eso era lo más lógico
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obvious [ˈɒbvɪəs]
1 (clear, perceptible) [+disadvantage, solution] obvio; claro; [+danger] evidente; [+question] obvio
to be obvious that estar claro que; ser obvio or evidente que; it's obvious that he's unhappy/we can't win está claro or es evidente que es infeliz/no podemos ganar
it wasn't obvious that he was deaf
he isn't going to resign, that much is obvious no va a dimitir, eso está claro or es evidente; it's obvious, isn't it? es obvio, ¿no?
it was by no means obvious who would win no estaba claro en absoluto quién iba a ganar
her confusion was obvious era evidente que estaba confusa
she made it very obvious that she didn't like him dejó muy claro que no le gustaba; hizo patente que no le gustaba
she made it very obvious that she had expected something better she made it very obvious that she was disappointed
he's the obvious man for the job es la persona obvia para el puesto
it was painfully obvious that she hadn't studied for the exam estaba clarísimo que no había estudiado para el examen
it's perfectly obvious that he has no intention of coming está perfectamente claro or es más que evidente que no tiene intención de venir
for obvious reasons por razones obvias or evidentes
it's the obvious thing to do está claro que es eso lo que hay que hacer
I was running out of money and finding life difficult so I decided to sell the house and move in with my brother. It was the obvious thing to do the obvious thing to do is to leave
it was obvious to everyone that it had been a mistake todo el mundo se daba cuenta de que había sido un error
it's not that obvious to me para mí no está tan claro
he was the obvious choice for the role the scheme has obvious disadvantages it was painfully obvious that they did not like each other it was painfully obvious that he had no money it's perfectly obvious that she's not interested in him it's perfectly obvious that he's not able to do the job it was perfectly obvious that he had never put up wallpaper before
2 (unsubtle) [+ploy] evidente; obvio; [+lie] descarado; [+symbolism] poco sutil
Toby made such an obvious remark
we mustn't be too obvious about it no conviene que se nos note demasiado
her rather obvious charms sus encantos poco sutiles
to state the obvious afirmar lo obvio
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