An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (culinary)
a. maduro
The red tomatoes are ripe.Los tomates rojos están maduros
2. (ready)
a. listo
The troops are ripe for deployment to the battlefield.Las tropas están listas para ser desplegadas en el campo de batalla.
3. (convenient)
a. oportuno
The time is ripe to make the changes the company needs.Es el momento oportuno para hacer las modificaciones que la empresa necesita.
4. (pungent)
a. fuerte
The ripe smell of that cheese is going to make me vomit.El fuerte olor de ese queso me va a hacer vomitar.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (fruit)
a. maduro(a)
2. (cheese)
a. curado(a)
to be ripeestar maduro(a)
to live to a ripe old agevivir hasta una edad avanzada
the time is ripe for…ha llegado el momento de…
ripe [raɪp]
riper (comparative)ripest (superlative)
1 [+fruit etc] maduro
to be ripe for picking estar bastante maduro para poderse coger; to grow ripe madurar
2 listo
to be ripe for sth [+person] estar dispuesto a algo; [+situation etc] estar listo para algo; the country is ripe for revolution la revolución está a punto de estallar en el país; the company is ripe for a takeover la empresa está en su punto para un cambio de dueño; to live to a ripe old age llegar a muy viejo; until/when the time is ripe hasta/en un momento oportuno
3 [+language] grosero; verde; [+smell] fuerte; desagradable
that's pretty ripe! ¡eso no se puede consentir!
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