suelto

suelto(
swehl
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toh
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (free)
a. loose
Prefiero dejar el perro suelto en el jardín para que se ejercite.I prefer to leave the dog loose in the yard so he can exercise.
2. (slack)
a. loose
El letrero está suelto y el viento podría llevárselo.The sign is loose and the wind might blow it away.
b. undone
Cuidado. Tienes el reloj suelto.Be careful. Your watch is undone.
c. untied
Traes los cordones sueltos.Your shoelaces are untied.
3. (not tight)
a. loose (clothing)
Se recomienda usar ropa suelta cuando hace calor para que uno se ventile.Wearing loose clothing is recommended in hot weather because it allows air to circulate.
b. loose-fitting (clothing)
Ronda trae una blusa suelta.Ronda is wearing a loose-fitting blouse.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(illness)
a. loose
Tengo el estómago suelto después de comer esa comida china.Eating that Chinese food has given me loose bowels.
5. (language)
a. fluent
Rodrigo está muy suelto en francés después de tan solo tres meses.Rodrigo is quite fluent in French after just three months.
6. (confident)
a. at ease
Pase lo que pase, Andrea siempre está suelta.No matter what happens, Andrea is always at ease.
7. (by piece)
a. separate
Tengo dos asuntos sueltos a platicarte.I have two separate matters to tell you about.
b. odd
Todos los zapatos están en pares, a excepción de este zapato suelto.All of the shoes are in pairs except for this odd shoe.
c. individual
¿Se venden estas botellas sueltas, o solo la colección entera?Do you sell individual bottles, or only as the whole set?
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
8. (coins)
a. loose change
No traigo suelto para la propina.I don't have any loose change for the tip.
b. small change
Juan le da su suelto a su hijo cada domingo.Juan gives his son his small change every Sunday.
9. (article)
a. short item
El primer suelto de Mariana salió en el periódico hoy.Mariana's first short item came out in the newspaper today.
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suelto
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (en general)
a. loose
2. (cordones)
a. undone
¿tienes tres euros sueltos?have you got three euros in loose change?
andar sueltoto be free
3. (separado)
a. separate
4. (desparejado)
a. odd
no los vendemos sueltoswe don't sell them separately
5. (arroz)
a. fluffy
6. (lenguaje, estilo)
a. fluent, fluid
7. (desenvuelto)
a. comfortable, at ease
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
8. (calderilla)
a. loose change
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suelto
adjective
1 (libre) (gen) free; [+criminal] free; out; [+animal] loose
el bandido anda suelto the bandit's on the loose; el perro anda suelto the dog is loose
2 (desatado) [+cordones] undone; untied; [+cabo, hoja, tornillo] loose
llevas sueltos los cordones your shoelaces are undone; el libro tiene dos hojas sueltas the book has two pages loose; el arroz tiene que quedar suelto rice shouldn't stick together
3
dinero suelto loose change
4 [+prenda de vestir] loose; loose-fitting
iba con el pelo suelto she had her hair down o loose
5 [+vientre] loose
6
suelto de lengua (parlanchín) talkative; (respondón) cheeky; (soplón) blabbing; (obsceno) foul-mouthed
7 (separado) [+trozo, pieza] separate; detached; [+ejemplar, volumen] individual; odd; [+calcetín] odd
no se venden sueltos they are not sold singly o separately; es un trozo suelto de la novela it's a separate extract from the novel; it's an isolated passage from the novel; son tres poesías sueltas these are three separate poems; hay un calcetín suelto there is one odd sock; una mesa con números sueltos de revistas a table with odd copies of magazines
8 (Com) (no envasado) loose
9 [+movimiento] (libre) free; easy; (ágil) quick
10 (fluido) [+estilo] fluent; [+conversación] easy; easy-flowing
está muy suelto en inglés he is very good at o fluent in English
11 (moralmente) free and easy
12 (Literat) [+verso] blank
1 (cambio) loose change; small change
2 (artículo) item; short article; short report
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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