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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (not fresh)
a. pasado
Will you change the keg please? The beer is stale.¿Cambiarías el barril por favor? La cerveza está pasada.
b. rancio (butter and cheese)
The cheese you left in the back of the fridge has gone stale.El queso que dejaste en el fondo del refrigerador se ha puesto rancio.
c. duro (bread)
When bread gets stale, I dip it in my coffee.Cuando se pone duro el pan, lo mojo en el café.
d. correoso (bread)
You can make use of stale bread by toasting it.Puedes aprovechar el pan correoso tostándolo.
2. (malodorous)
a. viciado (air)
A waft of stale air came out of the entrance to the tomb.Una ráfaga de aire viciado salió de la entrada de la tumba.
3. (unoriginal)
a. manido
The audience looked bored with the comedian's stale jokes.El público parecía aburrido con los chistes manidos del comediante.
b. viejo
She found out about the concert two weeks later when it was already stale news.Se enteró del concierto dos semanas después cuando ya era noticia vieja.
4. (lacking vitality)
a. estancado
A cop can start to get stale if he spends all his time in the office.Un policía puede empezar a quedarse estancado si pasa todo su tiempo en la oficina.
b. anquilosado
After 15 years, their marriage had become quite stale.Después de 15 años, su matrimonio se había vuelto bastante anquilosado.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
5. (to lose freshness)
a. pasarse
These rolls are best eaten on the day as they are quick to stale.Estos panecillos se deben comer en el día porque se pasan muy pronto.
b. ponerse duro
I love fresh baguette but it stales by the next day.Me encanta la barra de pan fresca pero al día siguiente se pone dura.
6. (to become uninteresting)
a. anquilosarse
Their conversation had staled over the years and they seemed to have little to say to each other now.Su conversación se había anquilosado a través de los años y ahora ya casi no tenían nada que decirse.
7. (to urinate, horseback riding)
a. orinar
The crowd laughed when one of the mounted guard's horses staled as the royal party went by.La multitud se rió cuando uno de los caballos de la policía montada orinó en el momento que pasó el grupo real.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (bread)
a. revenido(a), pasado(a)
2. (air)
a. viciado(a)
3. (smell)
a. rancio(a)
4. (ideas, jokes)
a. manido(a)
5. (social life, relationship)
a. anquilosado(a)
to get staleanquilosarse
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stale [steɪl]
staler (comparative)stalest (superlative)
1 (not fresh) [+cheese, butter, sweat, cigarette smoke] rancio; [+breath] maloliente; [+air] viciado; [+biscuit, beer] pasado; [+cake] seco; [+bread] correoso; (hard) duro
to go stale [+biscuit, beer] pasarse; [+cake] secarse; [+bread] ponerse correoso; (become hard) ponerse duro; to have gone stale estar pasado; to smell stale oler a viejo
2 [+news, joke] viejo; [+idea] marchito
he felt tired and stale se sentía cansado y hastiado; their relationship had become stale la relación se había estancado or anquilosado; to get or become stale [+person] estancarse; anquilosarse; I'm getting stale me estoy estancando or anquilosando; the show's got a little stale el espectáculo está ya un poco gastado; if they rehearse too much they'll become stale si ensayan demasiado se van a quemar
If you don't take holidays, you quickly become stale and no good to anybody I believe in progression, in taking risks, in never getting stale you need a change; you're getting stale here
intransitive verb
[+relationship, author, writing] quedarse estancado or anquilosado; [+pleasures] perder la frescura (literary)
The world of the English illustrator Paul Cox never stales. Spaniels gambol in his pictures... ...a mentality which never staled their relationship had lost its former freshness, and the old pleasures had staled. his novels had lost their ability to make you sit up and think; it seemed that he had staled rather early on in his literary career.
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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