An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (unusual)
a. weird
¡Qué raro que no haya respondido a tu mensaje!How weird that she hasn't responded to your message!
b. strange
Evitemos a ese hombre raro con el traje de payaso puesto.Let's avoid that strange man with the clown suit on.
c. odd
¡Qué mujer más rara! Le habla al gato como si fuera una persona.What an odd woman! She speaks to her cat as if it were a person.
2. (scarce or exceptional)
a. rare
Esta gema rara vale más de $100,000 dólares.This rare gem is worth over $100,000 dollars.
3. (physics)
a. rare
Los científicos experimentaban con gases raros.The scientists experimented with rare gases.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (extraño)
a. strange
¡qué raro!how odd o strange!
es raro que no nos lo haya dichoit's odd o funny that she didn't tell us
2. (excepcional)
a. unusual, rare
3. (visita)
a. infrequent
rara vezrarely
es raro el día que viene a comershe very rarely comes round for lunch
raro es el que no fumavery few of them don't smoke
4. (extravagante)
a. odd, eccentric
5. (escaso)
a. rare
1 (extraño) strange; odd
tiene unas costumbres muy raras
es un hombre muy raro he's a very strange o odd man
esto tiene un gusto un poco raro
es raro que no haya llamado it's strange o odd that he hasn't called
¡qué raro! ¡qué cosa más rara! how (very) strange!; how (very) odd!
2 (poco común) rare
una especie muy rara a very rare species; con alguna rara excepción with few o rare exceptions; de rara perfección of rare perfection; of remarkable perfection
rara vez nos visita rara es la vez que nos visita he rarely visits us
3 (Física) rare; rarefied
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