An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (disobedient)
a. naughty
¡Gato travieso! ¿Qué haces allí?Naughty cat! What are you doing there?
b. mischievous
Estos chiquillos traviesos siempre andan en busca de problemas.These mischievous little boys are always looking for trouble.
2. (quick-witted)
a. witty
Él se cree tan travieso pero siempre cuenta los mismos tres chistes.He thinks he's so witty but he always tells the same three jokes.
b. clever
El ratón travieso encontró una salida diferente para evitar el gato.The clever mouse found a different exit to avoid the cat.
3. (energetic)
a. restless
Mis dos hijos están traviesos por la noche. ¿Qué puedo hacer para calmarlos?Both of my kids are restless at night. What can I do to calm them down?
b. lively
Siempre me encanta salir con ese grupo de amigos porque son tan traviesos.I always love going out with that group of friends because they're so lively.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. mischievous
1 [+niño] naughty; mischievous
2 [+adulto] (inquieto) restless; (vivo) lively; (vicioso) dissolute; (listo) bright; clever; shrewd; (gracioso) witty
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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