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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (solitary)
a. quiet (life)
Claudia decidió llevar una vida más recogida y tranquila.Claudia decided to live a quieter and more peaceful life.
b. secluded (place)
Los monjes vivían en un lugar recogido.The monks lived in a secluded place.
c. reserved (person)
María es una mujer muy recogida. No le gusta mucho socializar.María is a very reserved person. She doesn't like to socialize much.
d. retiring (person)
Miguel siempre ha sido callado y recogido.Miguel has always been quiet and retiring.
2. (small and pleasant)
a. cozy (dwelling or room)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
¡Qué cuarto tan mono y tan recogido!What a lovely, cozy room!
b. cosy (dwelling or room) (United Kingdom)
Mi hermana vive en una casa recogidita en el campo.My sister lives in a cosy little cottage in the country.
3. (ordered)
a. tidy
La casa de mis abuelos siempre está limpia y recogida.My grandparents' house is always clean and tidy.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Por fin los niños dejaron su cuarto bien recogido.The kids have at last tidied up their room.
Hay que enseñar a los niños a dejar recogidos los juguetes desde muy pequeños.You need to teach children to tidy up their toys from a very young age.
4. (fastened)
a. tied back (hair)
Siempre llevo el pelo suelto. No me gusta tenerlo recogido.I always wear my hair loose. I don't like to have it tied back.
b. up (hair)
Me gusta más cuando traes el pelo recogido.I prefer it when you wear your hair up.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
5. (hairstyle)
a. updo
Sara fue a que le hicieran un recogido y una manicura.Sara went to have an updo and a manicure.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (vida)
a. quiet, withdrawn
2. (lugar)
a. secluded
3. (cabello)
a. tied back
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1 [+vida] quiet; [+lugar] secluded; [+persona] reserved; retiring
ella vive muy recogida she lives very quietly
2 (apretado) bunched up; tight
tuck; gathering
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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