shallow
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shallow(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (not deep)
a. poco profundo
Their mother ordered them to stay in the shallow end of the pool.Su mamá les mandó que se quedaran en el lado poco profundo de la piscina.
b. llano (tableware)
She gives her cat food in a shallow dish.Le da comida a su gato en un plato llano.
2. (not complex)
a. trivial (story)
The characters in the novel are flat and the plot is shallow.Los personajes de la novela son sosos y la trama es trivial.
b. frívolo
I can't stand shallow conversations in the elevator.No soporto las conversaciones frívolas de ascensor.
3. (of a simple person)
a. superficial
My ex-boyfriend is so shallow; apparently he only dates models.Mi ex novio es tan superficial; aparentemente solo sale con modelos.
4. (breathing)
a. superficial
Shallow breathing and pain in the left arm are signs of a heart attack.La respiración superficial y dolor del brazo izquierdos son señales de un infarto.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to become less deep)
a. hacerse menos profundo
From the bridge they could see where the canal waters shallowed.Desde el puente podían ver donde las aguas del canal se hacían menos profundas.
shallows
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
6. (geography)
a. el bajío
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We found some crabs in the shallows by the sea.Encontramos cangrejos en el bajío junto al mar.
b. los bajos
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
If you turn over the rocks in the shallows, you might find sea urchins or starfish.Si le das la vuelta a las rocas en los bajos, puede que encuentres erizos o estrellas de mar.
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shallow
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (water)
a. poco profundo(a)
2. (dish)
a. llano(a)
3. (person, mind)
a. superficial, poco profundo(a)
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shallow [ˈʃæləʊ]
adjective
shallower (comparative)shallowest (superlative)
1 (gen) poco profundo; playo; (S. Cone) [+dish etc] llano
the shallow end (of swimming pool) la parte poco profunda
2 [+breathing] superficial
3 [+person, mind, character] superficial; [+argument, novel, film] superficial; trivial
he's a shallow person
shallows (n) bajío (m); bajos (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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shallow water
agua poco profunda
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