An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (breakable)
a. fragile
Ten cuidado al llevar la caja porque su contenido es quebradizo.Be careful when carrying the box because its contents are fragile.
El hielo está quebradizo así que no se puede patinar sobre él todavía.The ice is fragile so we can't skate on it yet.
b. brittle
Juan intentó abrir un pistacho con sus uñas quebradizas y se le rompieron.Juan tried to open a pistachio with his brittle nails and they broke.
2. (sickly)
a. frail
El niño es tan quebradizo porque sus defensas están muy bajas.The child is so frail because his defenses are very low.
3. (wavering)
a. faltering
Ana informó a su familia de que había sufrido un aborto con voz quebradiza.With a faltering voice, Ana told her family that she had suffered a miscarriage.
4. (tending to flake)
a. crumbly
Las galletas de la bolsa eran tan quebradizas que todas estaban rotas cuando la abrí.The cookies in the box were so crumbly that they were all broken when I opened it.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (frágil)
a. fragile, brittle
2. (débil)
a. frail
3. (voz)
a. wavering, faltering
1 (frágil) (gen) fragile; brittle; [+hojaldre] short; [+galleta] crumbly; [+voz] weak; faltering;
2 (enfermizo) sickly; frail
3 (muy sensible) emotionally fragile; sensitive; easily upset
4 (moralmente) weak; easily tempted
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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