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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (careful with money)
a. ahorrativo
Luis says he's thrifty, but I think he's just cheap.Luis dice que es ahorrativo, pero yo creo que simplemente es tacaño.
Roxanne gave me some advice on how to be thrifty when traveling.Roxanne me dio algunos consejos sobre cómo ser ahorrativo en los viajes.
b. económico
Juan is thrifty. He never eats in restaurants.Juan es económico. Nunca come en restaurantes.
c. frugal
Ariadna has thrifty habits, and she manages to live on a scant salary.Ariadna tiene hábitos frugales y se las arregla para vivir con un salario escaso.
2. (inexpensive)
a. económico
Victoria has a list of thrifty things to do with children this summer.Victoria tiene una lista de cosas económicas que hacer con los niños este verano.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (person)
a. ahorrativo(a)
2. (meal)
a. frugal
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thrifty [ˈθrɪftɪ]
thriftier (comparative)thriftiest (superlative) [+person] ahorrativo; frugal
thrifty habits hábitos (m) de ahorro
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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