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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (friendly)
a. amable
It was kind of you to help me.Fue amable de tu parte ayudarme.
b. atento
The staff of the hotel was very kind, constantly asking us if we needed anything.El personal del hotel era muy atento y nos preguntaba constantemente si necesitábamos algo.
c. bueno (treatment)
The years have not been kind to him. He looks so old.Los años no le han sido buenos. Se ve tan viejo.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (sort)
a. el tipo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There were all kinds of books at the library.Había todo tipo de libros en la biblioteca.
b. la clase
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
What kind of wine do you prefer?¿Qué clase de vino prefieres?
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. amable
to be kind to somebodyser amable con alguien
it's very kind of you (to do something)es muy amable de tu parte (hacer algo)
2. (formal)
would you be kind enough to or so kind as to…?¿le importaría…?
kind to the skinno irrita la piel
by kind permission of…con el consentimiento de…
kind wordspalabras amables
kind [kaɪnd]
kinder (comparative)kindest (superlative) [+person] amable; atento; [+act, word, offer] amable; [+treatment] bueno; cariñoso; [+voice] tierno; cariñoso
thank you for your kind offer of help gracias por ofrecerte amablemente a ayudarnos; (more frm) gracias por su amable oferta de ayuda; the kindest thing that can be said about the play is that ... lo menos malo que se puede decir de la obra es que ...
he was kind enough to help tuvo la amabilidad de ayudar
would you be kind enough to or would you be so kind as to close the door? ¿haría el favor de cerrar la puerta, por favor?; ¿tendría la bondad de cerrar la puerta, por favor? (formal)
to have a kind heart tener buen corazón
that's very kind of you es usted muy amable; (more frm) es muy amable de su parte
it was very kind of you to pick us up fuiste muy amable viniéndonos a recoger; (more frm) fue muy amable de su parte el venir a recogernos
she was very kind to me fue muy amable conmigo; se portó muy bien conmigo
life has been kind to me la vida me ha tratado bien; you must be kind to animals hay que tratar bien a los animales; a washing-up liquid that is kind to your hands un lavavajillas que no daña sus manos; un lavavajillas que es suave con sus manos
1 (type) clase (f); tipo (m)
which kind do you prefer? ¿qué tipo prefieres?; I prefer the kind with handles prefiero los que tienen asas; she hated Lewis and his kind odiaba a Lewis y a la gente como él; many kinds of books/cars muchos tipos de libros/coches; people of all kinds gente (f) de todas clases; gente (f) de todo tipo
I met all kinds of people
all kinds of things toda clase de cosas; it can fail for all kinds of reasons puede fallar por todo tipo de razones; a kind of lizard un tipo de lagarto
he's not the kind of person to ...
she's the kind (of person) that ... ella es de las que ...; what kind of person do you take me for? ¿por quién me tomas?
what kind of an answer is that? what kind of an answer do you call that? ¿qué clase de respuesta es esa?
I had a kind of feeling that would happen tuve el presentimiento de que ocurriría así; you know the kind of thing I mean ya sabes a lo que me refiero; it's not his kind of film/thing no es el tipo de película/cosa que (a él) le gusta; he's not her kind of man no es su tipo de hombre
it takes all kinds (of people)
it was tea of a kind se supone que era té (pejorative)
three/four of a kind (in card games) tres/cuatro del mismo palo; they're two of a kind son tal para cual; she's a very unusual woman, one of a kind es una mujer muy poco corriente, única
it's the only one of its kind es único (en su género)
the castle is the largest of its kind el castillo es el más grande de los de su estilo
the marmoset is the smallest monkey of its kind this book prize is the biggest of its kind in the world
something of the kind algo por el estilo
nothing of the kind! ¡nada de eso!; ¡ni hablar!; she never said anything of the kind nunca dijo nada parecido
in kind
payment in kind pago (m) en especie; to repay sth in kind [+cruelty, ingratitude etc] pagar algo con la misma moneda; we repaid her generosity in kind respondimos con nuestra generosidad a la suya
kind of (rather) algo
we're kind of busy right now ahora mismo estamos algo ocupados; I kind of felt it might happen tenía el presentimiento de que iba a suceder; it's kind of awkward at the moment ahora mismo me va mal; ahora no es el mejor momento; it was kind of sad, really era un poco triste, la verdad; she was kind of cute tenía cierto atractivo
he seems kind of withdrawn/self-conscious/devious/reluctant
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