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político

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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (related to politics)
a. political
Se necesitan líderes políticos que sepan administrar la economía.We need political leaders who know how to manage the economy.
2. (diplomatic)
a. tactful
Alicia es muy política y paciente, y siempre piensa en los sentimientos de los demás.Alicia is very tactful and patient, and always thinks about other people's feelings.
3. (via marriage)
a. by marriage
Carlos es mi tío político.Carlos is my uncle by marriage.
b. in-law
Sandra salió a cenar con sus hermanas políticas.Sandra went out for dinner with her sisters-in-law.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
masculine or feminine noun
4. (profession)
a. politician
Aunque los políticos tienen fama de ser corruptos, la mayoría solo quieren mejorar las condiciones para todos.Even though politicians have a reputation for being corrupt, the majority just want to improve conditions for everyone.
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político
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (de gobierno)
a. political
2. (prudente)
a. tactful
3. (pariente)
a.
hermano políticobrother-in-law
familia políticain-laws
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
4. (general)
a. politician
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políticoa política
adjective
1 (Política) political
2 [+persona] (diplomático) tactful; (hábil) skilful; skillful; (EEUU) (cortés) polite; well-mannered; (reservado) stiff; reserved
3 [+pariente]
padre político father-in-law; es tío político mío he's an uncle of mine by marriage; familia política in-laws
plural
; (p)
politician
político/a de café armchair politician
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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