An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (unhappy)
a. sad
Se puso triste cuando supo que la había perdido.He felt sad when he knew he had lost her.
b. melancholy
Estaba muy triste porque no iba a volver a verlo.She felt very melancholy because she was not going to see him again.
2. (dreary)
a. gloomy
Qué triste está este cuarto con las ventanas cerradas.This room looks very gloomy with the windows closed.
3. (insignificant)
a. miserable
Lo hizo por cuatro tristes pesos.He did it for a few miserable pesos.
b. meager
Es un triste consuelo saber que no sufrió.Knowing he did not suffer is of meager comfort.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
4. (song)
Regionalism used in Argentina
Regionalism used in Peru
a. sad song
No me gusta escuchar tristes los domingos por la noche.I do not like to listen to sad songs on Sunday evenings.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (persona)
a. sad
no te pongas tristedon't be sad
2. (que entristece)
a. sad
3. (día, tiempo, paisaje)
a. gloomy, dreary
4. (color, vestido, luz)
a. dull, dreary
es triste que…it's sad o a shame that…
ofrecen un triste espectáculothey present a sorry spectacle
5. (insignificante)
un triste sueldoa miserable salary
es un triste consueloit's small consolation, it's cold comfort
ni un triste…not a single…
no tengo ni una triste radioI haven't even got a radio
6. (humilde)
a. poor
un triste viejoa poor old man
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1 (entristecido) [+persona] sad; (desgraciado) miserable; [+carácter] gloomy; melancholy
poner triste a algn to make sb sad; make sb unhappy; make sb miserable
el invierno me pone triste
me puse muy triste cuando me enteré de la noticia I was very sad when I heard the news
2 (entristecedor) [+noticia, canción] sad; [+paisaje] dismal; desolate; [+cuarto] gloomy
3 (mustio) [+flor] withered
4 (lamentable) sad; sorry
es triste verle así it is sad to see him like that; es triste no poder ir it's a pity o shame we can't go; hizo un triste papel he cut a sorry figure; la triste verdad es que ... the sad truth is that ...
5 (insignificante) miserable
no queda sino un triste penique there's just one miserable penny left; me dieron un triste trozo de pan para comer they gave me a miserable piece of bread for lunch
algún triste campesino su padre es un triste vigilante
6 (And) (tímido) shy; timid
(Latinoamérica) (canción) sad love song
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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