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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (pallid)
a. pálido
Mary became pale when she heard about the accident.Mary se puso pálida cuando se enteró del accidente.
b. blanco
The vampire had pale skin and fine clothes.El vampiro tenía la piel blanca y vestía elegante.
2. (light)
a. claro
I wear pale color clothes because they compliment my skin tone.Uso ropa de color claro porque va con mi tono de piel.
3. (not bright)
a. pálido
The painter used pale tones to display sadness and despair.El pintor usó tonos pálidos para mostrar tristeza y desesperanza.
b. tenue
The power went out, and only the pale moon illuminated the road.Se cortó la luz y solo la tenue luna iluminaba el camino.
4. (imitation)
a. burdo
This is but a pale imitation of the real Spanish cured ham.Esto no es más que una burda imitación del auténtico jamón serrano español.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
5. (to become pale)
a. palidecer
I paled at the sight of the cobra.Palidecí cuando vi la cobra.
6. (to seem insignificant)
a. no ser nada
The costs of reducing emissions pale beside the risks the world faces.Los costes de reducir emisiones no son nada comparados con los riesgos que afronta el planeta.
b. resultar insignificante
My accomplishments pale in comparison to the champion's.Mis logros resultan insignificantes comparados con los del campeón.
c. palidecer
A new stock market crash would make our current economic problems pale into insignificance.Un nuevo crac bursátil haría palidecer nuestros actuales problemas económicos.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
7. (piece of wood)
a. la estaca
(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).
A pair of pales marked the finish line.Un par de estacas marcaban la línea de llegada.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of fence)
a. la estaca
(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).
2. (fig)
to be/go beyond the palepasarse de la raya
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pale [peɪl]
paler (comparative)palest (superlative)
1 [+person, face] (naturally) blanco; (from illness, shock) pálido
she had pale skin tenía la piel muy blanca
her normally pale skin was dead white she had pale skin that freckled in the sun as we age, our skin becomes paler
she looked pale se la veía pálida; you look very pale estás muy pálido
he was pale with exhaustion his face was pale with shock her face was paler than usual as we age, our skin becomes paler
she was deathly pale estaba pálida como la muerte; to go or grow or turn pale [+person] palidecer; ponerse pálido
he went deathly pale 'something must have happened to Chris - maybe he got caught down there' /Pete went pale at the thought/ 'maybe he's hurt' Hilton's face turned pale
her face went pale with shock paledeció or se puso pálida del susto
2 (not bright) [+light, daylight] tenue; pálido; [+moon] pálido
the pale light of dawn la tenue or pálida luz del alba
a circle of pale light the pale, chill light of an October afternoon a pale sun was rising through the mist they drove through stripes of long shadows and /pale sunshine/ down the treelined highway he looked up dreamily at the evening sky and the pale moon the floor of the room was bathed in pale moonlight
a pale imitation una burda imitación
cohabitation is regarded as a pale imitation of marriage in Germany's climate this grape produces only a pale imitation of the noble French juice
3 (not dark) [+colour] claro
a pale blue dress un vestido azul claro
/her eyes were the palest blue/ of any I had ever seen he was wearing a pale grey suit
intransitive verb
1 [+person] palidecer; ponerse pálido
he paled, then grabbed the letter from me
his face paled with fear palideció or se puso pálido de miedo
Mrs Hardie's face paled with shock a man came out, but paled at the sight of so many people Rossendale's face had paled to the colour of paper
2 (seem insignificant)
a halfhearted effort that pales when compared to other national campaigns when someone you love has a life-threatening illness everything else pales in comparison everything else pales in comparison it pales in comparison with ...
it pales into insignificance beside ... se vuelve insignificante en comparación con or al compararse con ...
to pale into [insignificance] (beside in comparison with compared to sth) when you discover you have cancer /everything pales into insignificance/ as your own well-being becomes the focal point the violence of nationalists in Ireland pales into insignificance compared to centuries of British atrocities in the country he can mate with as many as a hundred females a day, a fact that makes the prowess of all legendary human lovers pale into insignificance winning or losing a game of football pales into insignificance after a loss like the death of your son
her beauty paled beside her mother's su belleza perdía esplendor al lado de la de su madre
one girl is attractive, with a lovely tan, the other pales into insignificance beside her
pale ale (n) (Britain) cerveza (f) rubia suave
...a bottle of pale ale
pale [peɪl]
(stake) estaca (f)
to be beyond the pale ser inaceptable
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