rare
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rare(
rehr
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (uncommon)
a. raro
Astronomers observed a rare supernova.Los astrónomos observaron una rara supernova.
b. poco común
The newest member of the team has speed that is rare in the league.El más reciente integrante del equipo tiene una velocidad poco común en la liga.
2. (culinary)
a. poco hecho
I'd like my steak rare, please.Quiero mi bistec poco hecho, por favor.
b. vuelta y vuelta
Manolo likes his T-bone rare.A Manolo le gusta el chuletón vuelta y vuelta.
3. (extraordinary)
a. excepcional
Margaret had a rare beauty that caught everyone's attention.Margaret tenía una belleza excepcional que llamaba la atención de todos.
4. (rarefied)
a. enrarecido
The climbers brought oxygen with them due to the rare Alpine air.Los alpinistas llevaron oxígeno consigo debido al aire enrarecido de los Alpes.
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rare
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (uncommon)
a. raro(a)
to have a rare gift (for something)tener un don especial (para algo)
2. (steak)
a. muy poco hecho(a)
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rare [rɛəʳ]
adjective
rarer (comparative)rarest (superlative)
1 (uncommon, infrequent) [+item, book] raro; [+plant, animal] poco común; [+ability, opportunity] excepcional; [+case, occurrence] poco frecuente
it is rare to find that ... es raro encontrarse con que ...; it is rare for her to come es raro que venga
she had a rare beauty tenía una belleza singular
with very rare exceptions con muy raras excepciones
in a moment of rare generosity en un momento de inusitada generosidad
to grow rare(r) [+animals, plants] volverse menos común; [+visits] hacerse más raro
on the rare occasions when he spoke en las poquísimas ocasiones en las que hablaba
it is a rare sight es algo que no se ve frecuentemente
to have a rare old time pasárselo pipa (informal)
we had a rare old time last night she had the rare ability to blend in
"Position of "raro"" See culture box in entry strange.
2 (rarefied) [+air, atmosphere] enrarecido
3 (Cookery) [+steak, meat] vuelta y vuelta; poco hecho; (Esp)
modifier
rare earth (n) tierra (f) rara
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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