slow

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slow(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (not moving fast)
a. lento
We kept a slow pace so we could enjoy the surroundings.Íbamos a paso lento para disfrutar de los alrededores.
b. despacio (adverb)
The traffic is slow on route 18.El tráfico va despacio en la ruta 18.
c. flojo
Our business is usually slow in December, so we give the employees the whole month off.Nuestro negocio generalmente está flojo en diciembre, así que les damos el mes entero libre a los empleados.
2. (losing time)
a. atrasado (watch or clock)
The clock is two minutes slow.El reloj está atrasado dos minutos.
3. (mentally sluggish)
a. torpe
Yanina's unbearably slow when she first wakes up.Yanina es insoportablemente torpe al despertarse.
b. lento
He's a bit slow. Be patient.Es un poco lento. Tenle paciencia.
c. corto
She'll never figure it out, because she's just too slow.Nunca lo entenderá porque es simplemente demasiado corta.
4. (boring)
a. lento
That movie was so slow it put me to sleep.Esa película era tan lenta que me durmió.
5. (culinary)
a. lento
Sauté the onions over a slow flame.Sofría la cebolla a fuego lento.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
adverb
6. (slowly)
a. despacio
The bus was going slower and slower.El autobús iba cada vez más despacio.
b. lentamente
Magda has been walking slow since her foot surgery.Magda ha estado caminando lentamente desde la cirugía del pie.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
7. (to go slower)
a. reducir la velocidad
The ship slowed near the harbor.El barco redujo la velocidad cerca del puerto.
b. aflojar el paso
The couple slowed to smell the flowers in the park.La pareja aflojó el paso para oler las flores del parque.
c. disminuir la velocidad
The truck slowed and stopped at the lights.El camión disminuyó la velocidad y paró en el semáforo.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
8. (to make slower)
a. entorpecer
She slowed the negotiations by being unreasonable.Entorpeció las negociaciones con su actitud tan poco razonable.
b. retrasar
Soluble fiber slows the absorption of glucose.La fibra soluble retrasa la absorción de la glucosa.
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slow
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (not fast)
a. lento(a)
to be slow to do somethingtardar or
business is slowel negocio está flojo
my watch is slowmi reloj va atrasado
to be slow off the marktardar or
2. (culinary)
a.
in a slow ovena horno moderado
we're making slow progressavanzamos muy poco
she's a slow workertrabaja despacio
3. (aut)
a.
slow lanecarril lento
4. (cinema and television)
a.
(in) slow motiona cámara lenta
slow traintren lento
5. (stupid)
a. corto(a) or lento(a) de entendederas
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
adverb
6. (general)
a. despacio, lentamente
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
7. (general)
a. aminorar la velocidad
to slow to a haltir aminorando la velocidad hasta detenerse
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slow [sləʊ] slower (comparative)slowest (superlative)
adjective
1 (not speedy) [+vehicle, music, progress, death, pulse] lento
she's very slow
putting them all in order is slow work es un trabajo lento ponerlos todos en orden; this car is slower than my old one este coche corre menos que el que tenía antes
he's a slow eater come despacio
to be slow in doing sth tardar or demorar en hacer algo; (LAm)
to be slow [in] doing sth she was not slow in noticing that ...
she wasn't slow in taking up their offer no tardó en aceptar su ofrecimiento
extra lessons for slow learners clases extra para alumnos con problemas de aprendizaje
it has a slow puncture está perdiendo aire poco a poco
he's a slow reader lee despacio
slow but sure!
after a slow start, he managed to end up in third place después de un comienzo flojo, consiguió llegar en tercer puesto
to be slow to do sth tardar or demorar en hacer algo; (LAm)
they were slow to act tardaron en actuar; he's slow to learn aprende lentamente; tarda mucho en aprender; to be slow to anger tener mucho aguante
repairing it by hand is slow work making the buttonholes is slow work he's a slow [worker] they were slow to realise its advantages he was not slow to notice that ...
2 [+clock, watch] atrasado
my watch is 20 minutes slow mi reloj está 20 minutos atrasado
3 (mentally sluggish) torpe; lento
he's a bit slow at maths es algo torpe para las matemáticas
4 (boring, dull) [+match, game, film, plot] lento; pesado; [+party, evening] pesado; aburrido
business is slow hay poco movimiento (en el negocio)
life here is slow aquí se vive a un ritmo lento or pausado
the game is very slow it was a very slow match
5 (Cookery)
cook over a slow heat cocinar a fuego lento; bake for two hours in a slow oven cocer dos horas en el horno a fuego lento
6 (Dep) [+pitch, track, surface] lento
7 (Fot) [+film] lento
adverb
despacio; lentamente; lento
I began to walk slower and slower empecé a andar cada vez más despacio or lentamente or lento; how slow would you like me to play? ¿cómo de lento le gustaría que tocara?; to go slow [+driver] conducir despacio; (in industrial dispute) trabajar a ritmo lento; hacer huelga de celo; (Esp)
transitive verb
(also slow down) (also slow up) [+person] retrasar; [+progress] retrasar; disminuir el ritmo de; [+engine, machine] reducir la marcha de; [+reactions] entorpecer; [+economy] ralentizar; [+development] retardar
he slowed his car before turning in at the gate redujo la marcha del coche antes de entrar por el portón
they want to slow the pace of reform quieren reducir el ritmo de la reforma
as she approached, she slowed her pace a medida que se acercaba, fue aminorando la marcha or fue aflojando el paso
we slowed our speed to 30 miles an hour redujimos la velocidad a 30 millas por hora
that car is slowing (up or down) the traffic aquel coche está entorpeciendo la circulación
intransitive verb
[+vehicle, runner] reducir la marcha; [+driver] reducir la velocidad or la marcha; [+growth] disminuir; [+breathing] hacerse más lento
production has slowed to almost nothing la producción ha bajado casi a cero
he slowed to a walk aflojó la marcha y se puso a caminar; the car slowed to a stop el coche redujo la marcha hasta detenerse
the taxi had slowed to a crawl
the flow of refugees has slowed to a trickle el flujo de refugiados se ha reducido a un goteo
She slowed when she came to the bend in the road The train slowed at a railway crossing The car slowed and stopped Manufacturing [growth] slowed slightly in August His eyes closed and his [breathing] slowed
modifier
slow burn (n) (US)
he did a slow burn fue poniéndose cada vez más furioso
slow cooker (n) olla (f) eléctrica de cocción lenta
slow fuse (n) espoleta (f) retardada
slow handclap (n) (Britain) (by audience) palmadas (f) lentas
he was given a slow handclap recibió palmadas lentas
slow lane (n) (Britain) (Aut) carril (m) de la izquierda; (most countries) carril (m) de la derecha
slow motion (n) (Cine)
in slow motion a or en cámara lenta; (LAm)
slow train (n) (Britain) tren que para en todas las estaciones
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