An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (strong)
a. robusto
The men who built the railroads were robust and tough.Los hombres que construyeron el ferrocarril eran robustos y duros.
b. fuerte
Only those with robust constitutions can survive the harsh climate of the tundra.Solamente los de constitución fuerte pueden sobrevivir al clima severo de la tundra.
2. (well-built)
a. resistente
My brother is a carpenter, so he made sure that the fence was robust and secure.Mi hermano es carpintero y aseguró que la valla fuera resistente y segura.
b. sólido
That suspension bridge isn't looking so robust.Ese puente colgante no parece muy sólido.
3. (healthy)
a. de hierro
In those days, I was in robust health, but now I need to be more careful.En aquellos días, tenía una salud de hierro, pero ahora debo tener más cuidado.
b. bueno (appetite)
Oscar has a robust appetite, but he exercises a lot, too.Oscar tiene buen apetito, pero también hace mucho ejercicio.
4. (powerful)
a. enérgico
The students all benefited from the robust political debate.Todos los alumnos se beneficiaron del debate político enérgico.
b. vigoroso
The candidate has received robust support from evangelicals.El candidato ha recibido el apoyo vigoroso de los evangélicos.
c. potente
First-world countries have come up with some robust stimulus packages to offset the economic effects of the pandemic.Los países del primer mundo produjeron unos paquetes de estímulo potentes para compensar los efectos económicos de la pandemia.
5. (considerable)
a. saludable (sense of humor)
Elsa has a robust sense of humor and doesn't mind being the butt of a joke.Elsa tiene un sentido de humor saludable, y no le molesta ser el blanco de una broma.
6. (of pronounced flavor)
a. fuerte
Gina taught us to make a traditional, robust Italian sauce.Gino nos enseñó a hacer una salsa italiana fuerte y tradicional.
b. intenso
This wine is a robust, chocolatey Cabernet.Este vino es un cabernet intenso con sabor a chocolate.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (person)
a. robusto(a)
2. (material, suitcase)
a. resistente
3. (defense, speech)
a. enérgico(a)
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robust [rəʊˈbʌst]
1 (solid, hardy) [+person, constitution] robusto; fuerte; [+plant] robusto; [+material, design, object] resistente; sólido; [+economy] fuerte
the chair didn't look very robust la silla no parecía muy sólida; to have a robust appetite tener buen apetito; to be in robust health tener una salud de hierro
2 (vigorous) [+defence] enérgico; vigoroso; [+sense of humour] saludable
activity, speech, statement
to make a robust defence of sth defender algo enérgicamente or vigorosamente
The Foreign Office has made a robust defence of the agreement with Peking
3 (strong) [+flavour, aroma, wine] fuerte
The local fish soup is excellent, thick and with a robust flavour The town of Corbières is known primarily for its typical robust red wines
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