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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (with a tendency toward something)
a. prone
Era propenso a ponerse violento cuando había tomado alcohol.He was prone to becoming violent when he'd been drinking.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
propenso a algo/a hacer algoprone to something/to doing something
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propenso a (predispuesto) prone to; subject to; (Med) prone to; es muy propenso a enfadarse he has a tendency to get angry; he's prone to getting angry; soy propensa a los resfriados I am very prone to colds; I catch colds easily
un gobierno propenso al pánico soy propensa a la tristeza/a la depresión
2 (dispuesto) inclined to
ser propenso a hacer algo to be o feel inclined to do sth
si pudiera fiarme de él sería mucho más propenso a contratarle si puedes fiarte de alguien eres mucho mas propenso a invitarle a que trabaje contigo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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