An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (valorous)
a. brave
El búfalo valiente asumió el riesgo y cruzó el río.The brave buffalo took the risk and crossed the river.
b. courageous
Sé agradecido por los hombres y mujeres valientes que luchan por nuestra libertad.Be thankful for the courageous men and women who fight for our freedom.
c. valiant
El guerrero valiente agarró su espada y se enfrentó a la batalla.The valiant warrior clutched his sword and entered into battle.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
masculine or feminine noun
2. (valorous person)
a. brave person
Hay que tener respeto por las valientes que lucharon por sus derechos.One must have respect for the brave women who fought for their rights.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (valeroso)
a. brave
2. (irónico)
¡en valiente lío te has metido!you've got yourself into some mess o into a fine mess!
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (valeroso)
a. brave person
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1 [+persona, acción, decisión] brave; courageous; valiant (literario)
no te las des de valiente porque sé que tienes miedo don't pretend to be brave because I know you're frightened
2 (antes de s) fine
¡valiente amigo estás tú hecho! a fine friend o some friend you are! (familiar); ¡valiente gobierno! some government! (familiar); what a government! (familiar)
brave man/woman
se hace el valiente porque le están mirando todos he's pretending to be brave because everyone's looking at him
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