An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (that doesn't make noise)
a. silent
Mis gatos son tan silenciosos que a veces no sabes si están o no en la habitación.My cats are so silent that sometimes you don't know if they are in the room or not.
b. quiet
Me compré la aspiradora más silenciosa para no molestar a los vecinos.I bought the quietest vacuum cleaner so as not to disturb my neighbors.
c. noiseless
La computadora solía ser silencioso pero ahora el ventilador suena mucho.The computer used to be noiseless but now the fan makes a lot of noise.
2. (reserved)
a. silent
Mi hermano es muy silencioso pero yo no dejo de hablar.My brother is very silent but I am very talkative.
b. quiet
Mis compañeros de piso son muy silenciosos así que puedo estudiar en casa sin problema.My roommates are very quiet so I can study at home without any problem.
3. (calm)
a. quiet
Por suerte vivo en una zona silenciosa y puedo dormir con las ventanas abiertas.Luckily I live in a quiet area where I can sleep with the windows open.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. silent, quiet
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[+persona] silent; quiet; [+máquina] silent; noiseless;
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