suitable
suitable
adjective
1. (apt) 
a. adecuado 
I don't think these are suitable living conditions.No creo que estas sean las condiciones adecuadas para vivir.
b. apropiado 
This book is not suitable for teenagers.Este libro no es apropiado para adolescentes.
2. (convenient) 
Is it suitable for you to meet at my place?¿Para ti es conveniente vernos en mi casa?
What is a suitable time for us to meet?¿A qué hora te viene bien que quedemos?
suitable
adjective
1. (general) 
a. adecuado(a), apropiado(a) 
the film is not suitable for childrenla película no es apta para menores
suitable [ˈsuːtəbl]
adjective
1 (satisfactory) adecuado; apropiado
the shortage of suitable housing la escasez de viviendas adecuadas or apropiadas
They have been scouring the western suburbs in search of suitable [premises] To hold a licence, breeders must keep their dogs in suitable [accommodation] Her money had run out and she hadn't managed to find a suitable [job] They will need help in finding suitable [employment] she hadn't managed to find a suitable job They let you try their cosmetics and give you guidance on suitable [colours] You need a piece of cloth of suitable [size], say 12in. to 24in. square ...the lack of suitable [equipment] in schools Philip was found to be the only suitable [donor] after the whole family was tested I'm not sufficiently motivated to go out looking for someone who would make a suitable [husband] That hardly seems a suitable [punishment] for wasting £10 million
his qualifications weren't considered suitable consideraron que no tenía la formación adecuada or apropiada
we couldn't find [anything] suitable We looked for a flat, but just couldn't find anything suitable I need a trailer for my bicycle but so far I've had no luck finding anything suitable She was searching for some tartan wrapping paper, but failed to find anything suitabl animals that are suitable as pets a suitable place [to do] sth that would be a very suitable place to meet He came up here looking for a suitable [place] to build a fort He had few other qualifications to be a suitable [husband] for the King's only daughter suitable equipment [for] do[ing] sth ...a suitable pen for writing on the back of glossy prints Make sure you bring suitable [shoes] with you for walking around the garden There is no job which a woman is not suitable to undertake Dress your child in suitable [clothes] for messy play She set about making herself [clothes] suitable for the climate
2 (valid, apt) apropiado
for specific purpose
these policies are suitable for homes with up to five bedrooms
both courses are suitable for beginners ambos cursos son apropiados para principiantes
these [flats] are not really suitable for families with children
the products are suitable for all skin types los productos son apropiados para todo tipo de pieles; the garden is not suitable for wheelchairs el jardín no está adaptado para sillas de ruedas
this is not suitable for anyone with very high blood pressure
dishes that are suitable for freezing platos preparados que se pueden congelar
suitable for children apto para niños
The movie ratings are meant as a guide for parents on which films are suitable for children of various ages ...a safety belt that's suitable for children These dolls are suitable for children from 3 years upwards Paracetmol is the only painkiller that's suitable for children under 12 some antibiotics are not suitable for children this show is not suitable for children not suitable for children under 36 months These blankets are particularly suitable for young babies
eminently suitable idóneo
I gave him the names of five eminently suitable young women His attitude made him eminently suitable for the task A curious job, mine, but eminently suitable for a sociology graduate
to make sth suitable for sth (adapt) adaptar algo para algo
any engine can be made suitable for use with unleaded petrol features which make it suitable for sth
3 (fitting) apropiado
They also offer advice on the wording of a suitable [epitaph]
a suitable reply una respuesta apropiada
Certain [colours] were deemed more suitable than others. Black was considered inappropriate because of its associations with death
a suitable dress for the occasion un vestido apropiado para la ocasión
All you have to do is dream up a suitable [caption] for the remarkable picture you see below They have been trying unsuccessfully to find suitable [wording] for the resolution
the committee met to consider suitable action el comité se reunió para considerar las medidas oportunas or convenientes or apropiadas
he said the army would have to take suitable measures to counter this new threat
choose a suitable moment to talk escoja un momento oportuno or apropiado para hablar
many fund managers are now looking for a suitable opportunity to reinvest it's up to the two clubs to find a suitable date for the match the authorities had been saying that relevant information would be released at a suitable [time] perhaps this is a suitable time to consider a change ...a suitable date for them to meet
4 (recommendable) adecuado
dance is an especially suitable form of exercise for pregnant women It is especially suitable as a treatment technique for sleep problems
a more suitable diet una dieta más adecuada; the most suitable man for the job el hombre más indicado or adecuado para el puesto
a doctor should be consulted about suitable [treatment] for such conditions
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