sobrio

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sobrio(
soh
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bryoh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (temperate)
a. restrained
El monje tenía un carácter sobrio, de modo que esperó con calma y paciencia.The monk had a restrained character, so he waited calmly and patiently.
b. sober
María es de temperamento sobrio, jamás levantaría la voz.Maria has a sober temperament, she would never raise her voice.
c. moderate
Roberto se viste con prendas clásicas y es bastante sobrio en su elección de colores.Roberto wears classic clothes and is rather moderate in his choice of colors.
d. frugal
Fernando es muy sobrio y jamás gasta dinero en bagatelas.Fernando is very frugal and never spends money on trifles.
e.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Mi padre siempre ha sido sobrio con todo: la bebida, la comida y el ejercicio.My father has always done everything in moderation: drinking, eating, and exercising.
Dicen que ser sobrio con la bebida y las comidas es la receta perfecta para una vida sana.They say that drinking and eating in moderation is the perfect recipe for a healthy life.
2. (plain)
a. restrained
El decorador empleó un diseño sobrio y elegante.The decorator used an elegant, restrained design.
b. simple
A diferencia de su extravagante esposa, Mauro siempre vestía con atuendos sobrios.Unlike his extravagant wife, Mauro always wore simple outfits.
c. sober
El presidente dio un discurso sobrio y breve.The president delivered a short, sober speech.
3. (not drunk)
a. sober
Yo manejé de regreso del bar porque era el único sobrio.I drove back from the bar because I was the only one sober.
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sobrio
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (moderado)
a. restrained
2. (no excesivo)
a. simple
sobrio enmoderate in
3. (austero, no borracho)
a. sober
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sobrio
adjective
1 (no borracho) sober
2 [+color, estilo, decoración] sober
3 (moderado) frugal
llevan una vida muy sobria they live a very frugal life; ser sobrio con la bebida to drink in moderation; es sobrio de palabras he's a man of few words
4 (tranquilo) restrained
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