An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (resilient)
a. resistant
La estructura de acero del mecanismo es resistente a la corrosión.The steel structure of the mechanism is resistant to corrosion.
b. tough
El perchero cedió porque no está hecho de un material resistente.The hanger gave way because it isn't made out of a tough material.
c. strong
Las telas de araña son más resistentes de lo que parecen a primera vista.Spiderwebs are stronger than they appear at first sight.
d. durable
Nuestros toldos están hechos de un material resistente e impermeable.Our tents are made from a durable, waterproof material.
e. hard-wearing (United Kingdom)
Las sábanas están hechas con un tejido resistente y por eso los presos las ataron para escapar.The sheets are made of a hard-wearing fabric, which is why the prisoners tied them together to escape.
f. hardy
Quiero comprar una planta resistente que no necesite muchos cuidados.I want to buy a hardy plant that doesn't need much care.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
masculine or feminine noun
2. (politics)
a. member of the resistance
Los resistentes ondeaban banderas republicanas.The members of the resistance waved republican flags.
b. resistance fighter
Mi abuelo fue un resistente en la Segunda Guerra Mundial.My grandfather was a resistance fighter in World War II.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (fuerte)
a. tough, strong
resistente al calorheat-resistant
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(que ofrece resistencia) resistant;a to; [+tela] hard-wearing; tough; [+ropa] strong; (Botánica) hardy
resistente al calor resistant to heat; heat-resistant; resistente al fuego fireproof; hacerse resistente (Med) to build up a resistance;a to;
resistance fighter
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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