suave
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suave(
swav
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. fino
The host seems quite suave in his suit, making a toast.El anfitrión parece muy fino con su traje, haciendo un brindis.
b. con estilo
We're looking for a suave actor to play the role of a secret agent.Buscamos a un actor con estilo para interpretar el papel de un agente secreto.
c. con clase
Every mansion needs a suave butler.Cada mansión necesita un mayordomo con clase.
d. sofisticado
Do I look suave in this tuxedo?¿Me veo sofisticado en este esmoquin?
e. cortés
Jamie is always very suave with the ladies.Jamie siempre es muy cortés en compañía femenina.
f. zalamero
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
Richard is too suave for me. I prefer someone a little more rough.Richard es demasiado zalamero para mí. Yo prefiero alguien más machote.
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suave
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. fino(a), cortés
2. (pejorative)
a. zalamero(a), lisonjero(a)
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suave [swɑːv]
adjective
fino
he is a suave, cool and cultured man
hábil;
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suave
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suave(
swah
-
beh
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (pleasant to the touch)
a. smooth
Ella lijó la madera hasta estar suave al tacto.She sanded the wood until it was smooth to the touch.
b. soft
La cama es cómoda porque tiene un colchón suave.The bed is comfortable because it has a soft mattress.
2. (subtle)
a. mild
La salsa tiene un sabor suave que complementa la carne.The sauce has a mild flavor that complements the meat.
3. (personable)
a. gentle
Él tiene un carácter suave; no le haría daño a nadie.He has a gentle way about him; he wouldn't hurt anyone.
b. pleasant
Prefiero rodearme de gente suave.I prefer to surround myself with pleasant people.
c. smooth
Es una mujer suave, hechizará a cualquier hombre.She's a smooth woman, she'll charm any man.
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suave
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (al tacto)
a. soft
2. (liso, no brusco)
a. smooth
este coche tiene la dirección muy suavethis car has very smooth steering
3. (sabor, olor, color)
a. delicate
este curry está bastante suavethis curry is quite mild
4. (apacible; persona, carácter)
a. gentle
5. (clima)
a. mild
6. (fácil, lento; cuesta, tarea, ritmo)
a. gentle
7. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. pleasant
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
8. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. all right, fine
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suave
adjective
1 (liso) [+superficie] smooth; even; [+piel, pasta] smooth
2 (no fuerte) [+color, movimiento, brisa, reprimenda] gentle; [+clima, sabor] mild; [+trabajo] easy; [+operación mecánica] smooth; easy; [+melodía, voz] soft; sweet; [+ruido] low; [+olor] slight; [+droga] soft
suave como el terciopelo smooth as silk; like velvet
3 [+persona, personalidad] gentle; sweet
estuvo muy suave conmigo he was very sweet to me; he behaved very nicely to me
4 (Chile) (México) (grande) big; huge; (destacado) outstanding
5 (México) (atractivo) good-looking; fanciable (familiar); (estupendo) great (familiar); fabulous (familiar)
¡suave! great idea! (familiar); right on! (familiar); (EEUU)
6
dar la suave (Latinoamérica) (halagar) to flatter
adverb
1 (Latinoamérica) [+sonar] softly; quietly
2 (México)
toca suave she plays beautifully
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