An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (serene)
a. calm
El mar estaba tranquilo el día que fuimos a Cozumel.The sea was calm the day we went to Cozumel.
b. quiet
Federico vive en un barrio tranquilo.Federico lives in a quiet neighborhood.
c. peaceful
Me gusta escuchar música tranquila antes de dormir.I like listening to peaceful music before going to sleep.
2. (free from anxiety or worry)
a. quiet
Me gusta llevar una vida tranquila.I like to live a quiet life.
b. relaxed
Estaré más tranquila cuando aterrices.I'll be more relaxed once you land.
c. calm
Son un grupo de niños tranquilos y trabajadores.They're a calm, hard-working group of kids.
3. (carefree)
a. laid-back
Mi hijo es un joven muy tranquilo.My son is a laid-back young man.
b. unfazed
Ayer nos robaron en el centro, y Teresa se quedó bien tranquila.Yesterday we got robbed downtown, and Teresa was totally unfazed.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(at least)
Regionalism used in Mexico
a. easily
Esa camioneta te cuesta tranquilo unos $60,000.The truck easily costs $60,000.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
5. (used to tell someone to be calm)
a. calm down
Tranquilo, amigo.Calm down, buddy.
b. don't worry
Tranquila, tu mamá está por llegar.Don't worry, your mom will be here any second.
c. relax
¡Tranquilo! No te alteres tanto.Relax! Don't get so upset.
d. chill
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
¡Tranquilo, hombre! Llegaremos.Chill, man! We'll get there.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (sosegado; lugar, música, vida)
a. quiet, peaceful
2. (ambiente, tono de voz)
a. quiet, calm
3. (mar)
a. calm
4. (viento)
a. gentle
¡(tú) tranquilo!don't you worry!
5. (sin preocupaciones)
a. relaxed, calm
no estoy tranquilo hasta que no llega a casaI can't relax until she gets home
dejar a alguien tranquiloto leave somebody alone
6. (sin culpabilidad)
a. untroubled
7. (conciencia)
a. clear
tengo la conciencia tranquilamy conscience is clear
8. (despreocupado)
a. casual, laid-back
quedarse tan tranquilonot to bat an eyelid
tranquiloa tranquila
1 (plácido) [+sitio, momento] quiet; peaceful; [+mar] calm
se fueron a vivir a un pueblecito tranquilo they went to live in a quiet o peaceful little village; una tarde tranquila a quiet o peaceful afternoon
2 (sosegado) calm
es una persona muy tranquila she's a very calm person; el día del examen estaba bastante tranquilo the day of the exam I was quite calm
estuvo muy tranquilo en la entrevista
contestó muy tranquilo a todas las preguntas he answered all the questions calmly
3 (sin preocupación)
estad tranquilos que yo me encargo de todo don't worry, I'll look after everything; tú estáte tranquilo hasta que yo vuelva you stay put till I come back
mientras no lo hagan, todos tranquilos estate tranquilo en la cama y se te pasará el dolor
¡deja ya tranquilo al pobre chico! leave the poor boy alone!; ¡tranquilo, no merece la pena enfadarse! calm down! there's no point getting annoyed; ¡eh, tranquilo, sin empujar! hey, easy does it! no pushing!; tener la conciencia tranquila to have a clear conscience
4 (descarado)
¡mira que es tranquila! todos esperando y ella como si nada nothing seems to bother her! everyone's waiting and she couldn't care less; se quedó tan tranquilo he didn't bat an eyelid; lo ha suspendido todo y él tan tranquilo he's failed the lot, but it doesn't seem to worry him
¡es una tranquila de cuidado! aún no ha acabado los deberes she's not bothered about anything, that one, she still hasn't finished her homework!
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