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wan

wan(
wan
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (pale)
a. pálido
Juan's wan complexion indicated the real extent of his illness.La tez pálida de Juan era una señal de la verdadera dimensión de su enfermedad.
2. (faint)
a. tenue
We struggled to read by the wan light of the candle.Nos esforzábamos para leer a la luz tenue de la vela.
b. pálido
We could barely see anything under the wan moonlight.Apenas veíamos con la pálida luz de luna.
c. lánguido
Ana unenthusiastically gave us a wan smile.Con poco entusiasmo, Ana nos hizo una sonrisa lánguida.
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wan
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (general)
a. macilento(a), pálido(a)
wan [wɒn]
adjective
[+complexion, face] pálido; [+light] tenue; pálido; [+smile] lánguido
she was feeling rather wan se sentía un poco indispuesto
I was greeted by the wan face of the night porter the lightbulb cast a wan light over the bedroom floor I was feeling rather wan after the excesses of the previous evening
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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