1. (extreme) 
a. severe 
El tirano les impuso un castigo severo a los traidores.The tyrant imposed a severe punishment on the traitors.
b. harsh 
El invierno era severo. Los soldados estaban rodeados y les quedaban pocas raciones.It was a harsh winter. The soldiers were surrounded and low on rations.
2. (disciplinary) 
a. strict 
Sus padres son muy severos y no la dejan salir.Her parents are very strict and don't let her go out.
b. severe 
El rey tenía la reputación de ser severo y despiadado.The king had a reputation for being severe and ruthless.
c. harsh 
Tu hijo jugó bien. No seas severo con él solo porque no metió un gol.Your son played well. Don't be harsh on him just because he didn't score a goal.
d. stern 
Nuestro jefe le dio a Cristóbal una reprimenda severa cuando enteró que sus ventas fueron bajas.Our boss gave Cristobal a stern reprimand when he found out this his sales figures were low.
3. (grave) 
a. serious 
Mi abuela tiene una enfermedad severa y ha estado postrada las últimas semanas.My grandmother suffers from a serious disease and has been bedridden the past few weeks.
b. severe 
La mujer ya presentaba síntomas severos cuando ingresó al hospitalThe woman exhibited severe symptoms when she arrived at the hospital.
1. (castigo, clima) 
a. severe, harsh 
2. (enfermedad) 
a. serious 
3. (persona) 
a. strict 
1 (riguroso) [+persona] severe; harsh; [+padre, profesor, disciplina] strict; [+castigo, crítica] harsh; [+estipulaciones] stringent; [+condiciones] harsh; stringent
ser severo con algn to treat sb harshly
2 (duro) [+invierno] severe; hard; [+frío] bitter
3 (austero) [+vestido, moda] severe; [+actitud] stern
Phrases with "severo"
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¿Qué compras en el supermercado cuando hay clima severo?
What do you buy at the supermarket when the weather is harsh?
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