This word may also be spelled “obscuro.”
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (with little light)
a. dark
Odio andar por sitios oscuros porque me da miedo caerme.I hate walking through dark places because I am afraid I'll fall down.
2. (complexion)
a. dark
Ese tinte oscuro de pelo no le sienta bien a su piel clara.That dark hair color doesn't suit her fair skin.
3. (suspicious)
a. shady
Esa corporación está metida en oscuras negociaciones para controlar los precios.That corporation is engaged in shady business to control prices.
4. (sinister)
a. dark
Intentaron ocultarnos su oscuro pasado.They tried to hide their dark pasts from us.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (sin luz)
a. dark
¡qué oscuro está este cuarto!this room is very dark!
2. (color, traje, piel, pelo)
a. dark
3. (nublado)
a. overcast
4. (poco claro, poco conocido)
a. obscure
5. (incierto)
a. uncertain, unclear
tiene un origen oscuroshe's of uncertain origin
6. (intenciones, asunto)
a. shady
1 (sin luz) dark
¡qué casa tan oscura! what a dark house!
2 [+color, cielo, día] dark
un hermoso azul oscuro a beautiful dark blue; tiene el pelo castaño oscuro she has dark brown hair
3 [+texto, explicación] obscure
4 (sospechoso)
oscuras intenciones dubious intentions; sinister intentions; un asunto oscuro a shady business
5 (incierto) [+porvenir, futuro] uncertain
de origen oscuro of obscure origin(s)
6 (poco conocido) obscure
un oscuro escritor an obscure writer
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