reflejo
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reflejo(
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fleh
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hoh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (automatic)
a. reflex
Me duele la pierna, pero el médico dice que es un dolor reflejo de mi espalda.My leg hurts, but the doctor says it's reflex pain from my back.
2. (physics)
a. reflected
La luz que se refleja en el vidrio no me deja ver bien la foto.The light reflected on the glass won't let me see the photo clearly.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
3. (physics)
a. reflection
Inclina un poco más el espejo para que puedas ver tu reflejo en él.Lean the mirror forward a little bit so you can see your reflection in it.
4. (manifestation)
a. reflection
La crisis actual es un reflejo de las políticas económicas fallidas.The current crisis is a reflection of failed economic policies.
5. (physiology)
a. reflex
El bebé tiene problemas para alimentarse porque no ha desarrollado el reflejo de succión.The baby has feeding problems because he has not developed his sucking reflex.
6. (hair coloring)
a. highlights
No quiero tinturarme todo el pelo, sino hacerme solo unos reflejos.I don't want to dye all of my hair, but just get a few highlights.
7. (sparkle)
a. glint
Cuando brilla el sol, se ve un reflejo dorado en la arena.When the sun shines, you can see a golden glint on the sand.
b. gleam
Estaba oscuro y solo se veia un reflejo de luz en la ventana.It was dark and we could only see a gleam of light in the window.
reflejos
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
8. (physiology)
a. reflexes
Gracias a sus buenos reflejos, Carlos frenó a tiempo y evitó un accidente.Thanks to his good reflexes, Carlos hit the brakes on time to avoid an accident.
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reflejo
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (onda, rayo)
a. reflected
2. (movimiento, dolor)
a. reflex
acto reflejoreflex action
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (imagen, manifestación)
a. reflection
4. (destello)
a. glint, gleam
5. (anatomy)
a. reflex
tener buenos reflejosto have good o quick reflexes
reflejo condicional o condicionadoconditioned reflex o response
6. (de peluquería)
a.
reflejoshighlights
hacerse o darse reflejosto have highlights put in one's hair
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reflejo
adjective
1 [+luz] reflected
2 [+movimiento] reflex
3 [+verbo] reflexive
1 (imagen) reflection
miraba su reflejo en el agua he was looking at his reflection in the water
2 (índice) reflection
este es un reflejo de la inquietud del pueblo this reflects o is a reflection of people's unease
3 (Anatomía) reflex; (acción) reflex action
tener buenos reflejos to have good reflexes; perder reflejos to lose one's touch
4 reflejos (brillo) gleam
singular
; (s)
glint
singular
; (s)
tiene reflejos metálicos it has a metallic glint
5 reflejos (en el pelo) highlights
tiene el pelo castaño con reflejos rubios she has chestnut hair with blond highlights
6 (tinte para el pelo) rinse
darse un reflejo azul to have a blue rinse
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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