slick

slick(
slihk
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (slippery)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. resbaladizo
The puppy's feet were moving, but the poor dog got nowhere on the slick floor.Las patas del cachorro se movían, pero el pobre perro no avanzaba en el piso resbaladizo.
b. resbaloso
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Be careful! The area around the swimming pool is slick.¡Ten cuidado! El área alrededor de la piscina está resbaloso.
2. (clever but not honest)
a. ingenioso pero insustancial
I can't believe how many people have been fooled by his slick campaign.No puedo creer toda la gente que se dejó engañar por sus campaña ingeniosa pero insustancial.
b. hábil
Ted is very slick, and the only people who buy from him are fools.Ted es muy hábil, y las únicas personas que le compran son tontos.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Cecilia seems to be in trouble. - Don't worry. She's slick. She'll talk her way out of it.Parece que Cecilia está en problemas. - No te preocupes. Tiene mucha labia. Ya va a saber qué decir para salir de esta.
He's such a slick salesman, he could sell ice to Eskimos.Tiene tanta labia que podría venderles hielo a los esquimales.
3. (skillful)
a. impecable
That dance routine you performed was slick.Esa rutina de baile que realizaste fue impecable.
b. muy logrado
The students produced a slick documentary about adolescent life today.Los estudiantes produjeron un documental muy logrado sobre la vida de los adolescentes actuales.
4. (smooth and wet)
a. mojado
The road was slick with melting snow.El camino estaba mojado por la nieve que se estaba derritiendo.
b. húmedo
I dried her slick forehead with a handkerchief.Le sequé la frente húmeda con un pañuelo.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
5. (slippery patch)
a. la superficie resbaladiza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The accident left dangerous slicks on the highway, causing it to be closed all morning.El accidente dejó superficies resbaladizas por la autopista haciendo que se cerrara por toda la mañana.
6. (automobile)
a. el neumático liso
(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).
(M)
Slicks give race cars better traction on dry pavement.Los neumáticos lisos proporcionan mejor tracción sobre el pavimento seco para los coches de carreras.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
7. (to grease)
a. alisar
Dave slicked his hair back and headed out to the dance.Dave se alisó el cabello y se dirigió al baile.
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slick
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a.
(oil) slickmarea negra
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
2. (campaign)
a. hábil
3. (performance, production)
a. perfecto(a)
4. (pejorative)
a. (salesman)
to be slicktener mucha labia
5. (surface, tire)
a. resbaladizo(a)
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slick [slɪk]
adjective
slicker (comparative)slickest (superlative)
1 (superficial, glib) hábil
he's too slick for me es demasiado hábil para mi gusto
he always has a slick answer
2 (polished, skilful) impecable
a slick performance una actuación impecable; be slick about it! ¡date prisa!
the robbery was an extremely slick operation
noun
oil slick (large) marea (f) negra; (small) mancha (f) de petróleo; capa (f) de petróleo (en el agua)
transitive verb
alisar
to slick down one's hair alisarse el pelo; to slick o.s. up acicalarse
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