soft
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soft(
saft
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (smooth)
a. suave
My new cashmere blanket is so soft.Mi nueva manta de cachemir es tan suave.
2. (not hard)
a. blando
I have a bad back and I prefer soft mattresses.Tengo la espalda mala y prefiero los colchones blandos.
b. mullido
The pillow is soft and quite comfortable.La almohada es mullida y bastante cómoda.
3. (subtle)
a. suave
On warm days, there is the soft smell of flowers.Los días cálidos hay un suave aroma a flores.
b. tenue
The soft light of the candles makes for an incredible atmosphere.La tenue luz de las velas crea una atmósfera increíble.
4. (quiet)
a. suave
Soft ambient sounds improve moods.Los sonidos ambientales suaves mejoran el ánimo.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(weak)
a. blando
You're too soft on the students.Eres demasiado blando con los alumnos.
6. (easy)
a. fácil
This is a soft exercise to improve your balance.Es un ejercicio fácil para mejorar el equilibrio.
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soft
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (in texture; ground, rock, cheese)
a. blando(a)
2. (pillow, carpet, fabric)
a. suave
soft goodsartículos y materiales de decoración del tipo cortinas, cojines, alfombras, etc.
3. (anatomy)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
soft tissuetejido blando
soft topdescapotable m
soft toypeluche m
4. (not harsh, not strong; voice, rain, color)
a. suave
soft currencydivisa débil
soft drinksrefrescos mpl
soft drugsdrogas blandas
5. (photography)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
in soft focusligeramente velado(a) or difuminado(a)
6. (finance)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
soft loancrédito blando
7. (commerce)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
soft sellventa no agresiva
8. (not strict)
a. blando(a)
to have a soft spot for somebodytener debilidad por alguien
to have a soft heartser muy blando(a)
9. (colloquial)
a. tonto(a) (stupid)
10. (easy; job, life)
a. fácil
11. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to be a soft touchser un poco primo(a) or
soft optionopción fácil
12. (computers)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
soft copycopia en formato electrónico
soft returnretorno automático
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soft [sɒft]
adjective
softer (comparative)softest (superlative)
1 (not hard) [+ground, water, cheese, pencil, contact lens] blando; [+bed, mattress, pillow] blando; mullido; [+metal] maleable; dúctil; [+muscles, flesh] blando
to go soft [+biscuits etc] ablandarse; his muscles have gone soft sus músculos han perdido su fuerza; se le han ablandado los músculos
2 (smooth) [+skin, hair, fur, fabric, texture] suave
to make soft [+skin, clothes] suavizar; [+leather] ablandar
3 (gentle, not harsh) [+breeze, landing] suave; [+accent] ligero; leve; [+music] suave; [+light] tenue; [+colour] delicado; [+line] difuminado
in soft focus desenfocado; soft lighting luz (f) tenue
There was some soft [music] playing in the background
4 (quiet) [+whisper, laugh, step] suave; [+whistle] flojo; [+voice] suave; tenue
his voice was so soft she scarcely heard it hablaba tan bajito que apenas le oía; the music is too soft esta música está demasiado baja
5 (kind) [+smile, person] dulce; [+words] tierno; dulce
Myra had another, softer side to her
to have a soft heart ser todo corazón
6 (lenient, weak) blando
you're too soft with him you're getting soft! to [go] soft
the soft left (Pol) la izquierda moderada; el centro-izquierda; to take a soft line against sth adoptar una línea suave en contra de algo; to be (too) soft on/with sth/sb ser (demasiado) blando or indulgente con algo/algn
I think your teachers are too soft "I used to be tough," Kenworthy said, "but I'm growing soft in my old age." She is expected to take a softer line against the Government
7 (easy) fácil
soft job chollo (m) (informal); (Esp) trabajo (m) fácil; soft option camino (m) fácil; soft target blanco (m) fácil
he has a soft [time] of it he has a soft time of it at college to be a soft [touch]
8 (foolish) bobo (informal); tonto
don't be soft!
you must be soft! ¡tú eres tonto!; ¡has perdido el juicio!; to be soft in the head ser un poco bobo (informal)
to go soft in the head because you are in love etc because you grow old you let him borrow your dad's car? you must be soft in the head! anyone who falls for a story like that has got to be soft in the head he always was a bit soft in the head; everyone used to take advantage of him he's soft in the head if he thinks that business idea will work
9 (fond)
to be soft on sb sentir afecto por algn; to have a soft spot for sb tener debilidad por algn
10 (Ling) débil
11 (Economics) [+prices, economy] débil; [+sales, market, growth] flojo
modifier
[+currency, drug, fruit] blando
soft brown sugar (n) azúcar (f) morena blanda; azúcar (m) moreno blando
soft centre (n) relleno (m) blando
soft commodities (n) (Economics) bienes (m) perecederos; bienes (m) no durables
soft copy (n) (Comput) copia (f) transitoria
soft drink (n) bebida (f) refrescante; refresco (m)
soft furnishings (n) textiles (m)
soft goods (n) (Comm) géneros (m) textiles; tejidos (m)
soft money (n) (US) papel (m) moneda
soft palate (n) (Anat) velo (m) del paladar
soft pedal (n) (Mús) pedal (m) suave
soft porn soft pornography (n) pornografía (f) blanda
soft sell (n) venta (f) por persuasión
soft soap (n) coba (informal) (f)
to give sb soft soap dar coba a algn (informal)
soft top (n) especially (US) descapotable (m)
soft toy (n) juguete (m) de peluche
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Phrases with "soft"
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soft drink
el refresco
injury to soft tissue
lesión de tejidos blandos
soft taco
el taco
soft-core
blando
soft skills
las habilidades interpersonales
very soft
muy suave
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