tupido
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (compact)
a. thick
La tupida niebla obligaba a los conductores a ir despacio por precaución.The thick fog forced the drivers to advance slowly as a precaution.
b. dense
La hiedra del balcón es tan tupida que no se ve el interior de la casa.The ivy in the balcony is so dense that you can't see inside the house.
c. closely-woven
La mujer llevaba un vestido confeccionado con una tela tupida, quizás lino o algodón.The woman was wearing a dress made of some closely-woven fabric, like linen or cotton.
2. (obstructed)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. blocked
El desagüe del lavabo está tupido; hay que llamar a un fontanero.The waste pipe in the sink is blocked; we have to call in a plumber.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(intensely)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
(River Plate)
a. hard
Está lloviendo tupido; más vale que te lleves mi paraguas.It's raining hard, so you'd better take my umbrella.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(often)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
(River Plate)
a. often
Ten más cuidado, mae. ¡Estás metiendo la pata tupido!Be careful, man. You're messing up way too often.
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tupido
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. thick, dense
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tupido
adjective
1 (denso) thick; (impenetrable) impenetrable; [+tela] close-woven;
2 (Latinoamérica) (obstruido) blocked up; obstructed
3 (torpe) dim (familiar); dense (familiar)
4 (México) (frecuente) common; frequent
adverb
(México) (con tesón) persistently; steadily; (a menudo) often; frequently;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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