shaky

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shaky(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (shaking)
a. tembloroso
My father's hands are really shaky because he's experiencing the onset of Parkinson's.Mi padre tiene las manos muy temblorosas porque está sufriendo los primeros síntomas del párkinson.
b. tembleque
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
My mom quickly noticed that my legs were a bit shaky.Mi mamá notó enseguida que tenía mis piernas algo tembleques.
2. (not sturdy)
a. inestable
The table was a little shaky, so the waiter put a shim under one of the legs.La mesa estaba un poco inestable, así que el camarero calzó con una cuña una de las patas.
b. tambaleante
The shaky antique chair collapsed when the man sat in it.La antigua silla que estaba tambaleante se desplomó cuando el hombre se sentó en ella.
c. poco firme
The railing feels shaky. We might have to replace it.La barandilla parece poco firme. Quizá tengamos que cambiarla.
3. (unpredictable)
a. precario
With this shaky economy, it's a risky time to invest.Con esta economía tan precaria, es un momento arriesgado para invertir.
b. débil
The country's shaky currency is only one of their major economic issues right now.Tener una moneda débil es solo uno de los grandes problemas económicos del país actualmente.
4. (lacking)
a. flojo
Kevin's Spanish was still shaky when he first arrived in Buenos Aires.El español de Kevin aún era flojo cuando viajó a Buenos Aires por primera vez.
5. (unhealthy)
a. delicado
Don Armando's health was already shaky before his fall.La salud de don Armando ya era delicada antes de su caída.
b. frágil
Donna's health has been shaky, so we don't want her to be overexerting herself.Como la salud de Donna es frágil, no queremos que se esfuerce demasiado.
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shaky
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (table, ladder)
a. inestable, inseguro(a)
2. (handwriting, voice)
a. tembloroso(a)
3. (health, position)
a. débil, precario(a)
his English is shakyhabla un inglés precario
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shaky [ˈʃeɪkɪ]
adjective
shakier (comparative)shakiest (superlative)
1 (trembling) [+person, legs] tembloroso
2 (wobbly) inestable; poco firme
3 (weak) [+person] débil
4 (uncertain) [+health, memory] frágil; precario; [+finances] precario; [+knowledge] deficiente; flojo
my Spanish is rather shaky mi español es bastante flojo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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