delicado


delicado
adj.
1 delicate, frail, breakable, fragile.
2 touch-and-go, delicate, sensible.
3 finicky, overparticular about trivial details, fiddly, pernickety.
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delicado
adjetivo
1 (fino) delicate; (exquisito) exquisite; (refinado) refined
un color delicado a delicate colour
2 (difícil) delicate, difficult
una situación delicada a delicate situation
3 (enfermizo) frail, delicate
4 (frágil) fragile
5 (exigente) fussy, fastidious, hard to please
6 (cortés) refined, polite
7 (muy sensible) hypersensitive, extremely sensitive
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FRASEOLOGÍA
manjar delicado delicacy
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(f. - delicada)
adj.
1) delicate
2) fine
3) ill
4) sensitive
5) tactful
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ADJ
1) (=suave) [tejido, piel] delicate; [tela] fine; [color] soft
2) (=frágil) [máquina] sensitive; [salud] delicate

está delicado del estómago — he has a delicate stomach

3) (=fino) [rasgos] delicate, fine; [gusto] delicate, subtle
4) (=difícil) [situación] delicate, tricky; [punto] sore; [tema] delicate
5) [persona] (=difícil de contentar) hard to please, fussy; (=sensible) hypersensitive; (=discreto) tactful; (=atento) considerate

es muy delicado con la comida — he's very choosy about his food *

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-da adjetivo
1) (fino) <rasgos/manos> delicate; <sabor> delicate, subtle; <lenguaje/modales> refined
2)
a) (que requiere cuidados) <cerámica/cristal> fragile; <tela> delicate; <piel> sensitive

prendas delicadas — delicates, delicate garments

la delicada piel del bebé — the baby's delicate skin

b) (refiriéndose a la salud) delicate

está delicado del estómago — his stomach's a little delicate

tiene el corazón delicado — he has a weak o bad heart

3) <asunto/cuestión/tema> delicate, sensitive; <situación> delicate, tricky
4)
a) (melindroso) delicate, fussy
b) (susceptible) touchy
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= gentle [gentler -comp., gentlest -sup.], sensitive, tricky [trickier -comp., trickiest -sup.], delicate, ticklish, awkward, choosy [choosey] [choosier -comp., choosiest -sup.], touchy, frail, tender [tenderer -comp., tenderest -sup.], dainty [daintier -comp., daintiest -sup.], lissom(e), fragile, fussy [fussier -comp., fussiest -sup.], picky [pickier -comp., pickiest -sup.].
Ex. Melanie Stanton broke into a gentle laugh as she recalled him executing a shuffling fandango and announcing mischievously, 'Women in the SLA, get ready, here I come!'.
Ex. Numerous different models are available, ranging from models where communication is via a heat sensitive screen, through to terminals linked to an outside computer by a telephone line.
Ex. Bertrand Russell has written a great deal of sense about the tricky problem of individual liberty and achievement and its relationship to government control.
Ex. Despite the incompetence of most eighteenth-century block-makers, woodcuts never quite disappeared, and they returned to favour in the delicate form called 'wood-engraving' at the end of the hand-press period.
Ex. The vast majority of management problems, even those which seem at first glance to be wholly planning or organizing or controlling problems, usually turn out to be bristling with ticklish human relations problems.
Ex. Access is impaired by archaic, awkward, or simply strange headings that most normal persons would never look for on their first try.
Ex. I became a hungry reader who was not choosy at all about the food.
Ex. Censorship is a touchy subject with prison librarians.
Ex. Previous research has demonstrated that frail elderly living in subsidized high-rise apartments have greater unmet needs than elderly who reside in traditional community housing.
Ex. A single drawing can have a highly emotional impact and can be effective as either a heavy, bold statement or a tender reminder.
Ex. They then went to a rather dainty little Italian restaurant where they ate a scrumptious meal and drank a bottle of wine.
Ex. She is not just lissome and beautiful, but also cultured, artful, expressive, and energetic.
Ex. The material which carries the message is fragile.
Ex. Librarians are expected, by their popular media image, to be fussy, nit-picking, pedants.
Ex. If by chance she gets close to a boy that she likes she suddenly get very picky and think of all his negative points.
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* asunto delicado = sore subject, sore spot, sore point, sensitive issue, hot potato.
* pregunta delicada = awkward question.
* ser muy delicado con la comida = be a picky eater.
* ser muy delicado para comer = be a picky eater.
* tejido muy delicado = gossamer.
* tema delicado = sore subject, sore spot, sore point, sensitive issue, hot potato.
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-da adjetivo
1) (fino) <rasgos/manos> delicate; <sabor> delicate, subtle; <lenguaje/modales> refined
2)
a) (que requiere cuidados) <cerámica/cristal> fragile; <tela> delicate; <piel> sensitive

prendas delicadas — delicates, delicate garments

la delicada piel del bebé — the baby's delicate skin

b) (refiriéndose a la salud) delicate

está delicado del estómago — his stomach's a little delicate

tiene el corazón delicado — he has a weak o bad heart

3) <asunto/cuestión/tema> delicate, sensitive; <situación> delicate, tricky
4)
a) (melindroso) delicate, fussy
b) (susceptible) touchy
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= gentle [gentler -comp., gentlest -sup.], sensitive, tricky [trickier -comp., trickiest -sup.], delicate, ticklish, awkward, choosy [choosey] [choosier -comp., choosiest -sup.], touchy, frail, tender [tenderer -comp., tenderest -sup.], dainty [daintier -comp., daintiest -sup.], lissom(e), fragile, fussy [fussier -comp., fussiest -sup.], picky [pickier -comp., pickiest -sup.].

Ex: Melanie Stanton broke into a gentle laugh as she recalled him executing a shuffling fandango and announcing mischievously, 'Women in the SLA, get ready, here I come!'.

Ex: Numerous different models are available, ranging from models where communication is via a heat sensitive screen, through to terminals linked to an outside computer by a telephone line.
Ex: Bertrand Russell has written a great deal of sense about the tricky problem of individual liberty and achievement and its relationship to government control.
Ex: Despite the incompetence of most eighteenth-century block-makers, woodcuts never quite disappeared, and they returned to favour in the delicate form called 'wood-engraving' at the end of the hand-press period.
Ex: The vast majority of management problems, even those which seem at first glance to be wholly planning or organizing or controlling problems, usually turn out to be bristling with ticklish human relations problems.
Ex: Access is impaired by archaic, awkward, or simply strange headings that most normal persons would never look for on their first try.
Ex: I became a hungry reader who was not choosy at all about the food.
Ex: Censorship is a touchy subject with prison librarians.
Ex: Previous research has demonstrated that frail elderly living in subsidized high-rise apartments have greater unmet needs than elderly who reside in traditional community housing.
Ex: A single drawing can have a highly emotional impact and can be effective as either a heavy, bold statement or a tender reminder.
Ex: They then went to a rather dainty little Italian restaurant where they ate a scrumptious meal and drank a bottle of wine.
Ex: She is not just lissome and beautiful, but also cultured, artful, expressive, and energetic.
Ex: The material which carries the message is fragile.
Ex: Librarians are expected, by their popular media image, to be fussy, nit-picking, pedants.
Ex: If by chance she gets close to a boy that she likes she suddenly get very picky and think of all his negative points.
* asunto delicado = sore subject, sore spot, sore point, sensitive issue, hot potato.
* pregunta delicada = awkward question.
* ser muy delicado con la comida = be a picky eater.
* ser muy delicado para comer = be a picky eater.
* tejido muy delicado = gossamer.
* tema delicado = sore subject, sore spot, sore point, sensitive issue, hot potato.

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delicado -da
adjective
A (fino) ‹rasgos/manos› delicate; ‹sabor› delicate, subtle; ‹lenguaje/modales› refined
¡qué delicada eres! ¿qué más da si está un poco quemado? you're so fussy! what does it matter if it's a little burned?
B (que requiere cuidados) ‹cerámica/cristal› fragile; ‹tela› delicate
prendas delicadas delicates, delicate garments
una crema para pieles delicadas a cream for sensitive skin
la delicada piel del bebé the baby's delicate skin
¡qué delicado eres! no lo dijo por molestarte don't be so touchy! he didn't mean to upset you
C (refiriéndose a la salud) delicate
está delicado del estómago his stomach's a little delicate
tiene el corazón delicado he has a weak o delicate o bad heart
después de la operación quedó muy delicado he was very frail o weak after his operation
D ‹asunto/cuestión/tema› delicate, sensitive; ‹situación› delicate, tricky
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delicado
-da adjetivo

1 (fino) ‹rasgos/manosdelicate;
sabordelicate, subtle;
lenguaje/modalesrefined
2
a) (que requiere cuidados) ‹cerámica/cristalfragile;

teladelicate;
pielsensitive
b)salud/estómagodelicate;

corazónweak
3asunto/cuestión/temadelicate, sensitive;
situacióndelicate, tricky
4
a) (melindroso) delicate, fussy

b) (susceptible) touchy

delicado,-a adjetivo
1 (frágil, primoroso) delicate
una delicada porcelana, a delicate porcelain figure
ese jarrón es muy delicado, that vase is very fragile
2 (enfermizo) delicate: está delicada del corazón, she has a weak heart
3 (exigente) fussy, hard to please: Juan es muy delicado para la comida, Juan is a fussy eater
4 (difícil de tratar) un asunto delicado, a delicate matter
'delicado' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
delicada
- dulce
- exquisita
- exquisito
- primor
- asunto
- embromado
- fregado
- jorobado
- maniático
- melindroso
- remilgón
- tema
English:
dainty
- delicate
- fine
- fragile
- frail
- picky
- sensitive
- slight
- sore
- subject
- subtle
- ticklish
- touch on
- touchy
- tricky
- awkward
- delicacy
- shaky
- subtlety
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delicado, -a adj
1. [aroma, gesto, manos] delicate;
un perfume muy delicado a very delicate perfume
2. [material, objeto] delicate;
piel delicada sensitive o delicate skin;
loción hidratante para pieles delicadas moisturizing lotion for sensitive skin;
detergente para ropa delicada o [m5]prendas delicadas detergent for delicates
3. [asunto, situación] delicate, tricky;
una situación delicada a delicate o tricky situation
4. [persona] [débil, enfermizo] weak, delicate;
su estado (de salud) es delicado his condition is delicate;
estar delicado de salud to have delicate health;
estar delicado del corazón to have a weak heart
5. [persona] [sensible] sensitive
6. [educado] [persona] polite;
[lenguaje, modales] refined
7. [persona] [tiquismiquis] fussy, choosy, picky;
es demasiado delicado para ir de camping he likes his creature comforts too much to go camping;
¡no seas delicado, hay que comérselo todo! don't be so picky, you've got to eat all of it!
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delicado
adj delicate
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delicado, -da adj
1) : delicate, fine
2) : sensitive, frail
3) : difficult, tricky
4) : fussy, hard to please
5) : tactful, considerate
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delicado adj delicate
la seda es un tejido muy delicado silk is a very delicate fabric
una situación delicada a delicate situation

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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