raro


raro
adj.
1 unusual, curious, rare, out of the common.
2 strange, odd, queer, far-out.
3 unfamiliar.
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raro
adjetivo
1 (poco común) rare
2 (escaso) scarce, rare
son raras las personas que saben apreciarlo very few people can appreciate it
3 (peculiar) odd, strange, weird
últimamente la encuentro rara I think she's been acting a little strange recently
4 (excelente) excellent
escribió un libro raro, una verdadera obra de arte she wrote a very good book, a real work of art
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FRASEOLOGÍA
¡qué raro! how odd!, that's strange!
rara vez seldom
rara vez aparece por aquí she rarely shows her face around here
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(f. - rara)
adj.
1) rare, uncommon, unusual, funny
2) bizarre, weird
3) odd
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ADJ
1) (=extraño) strange, odd

es un hombre muy raro — he's a very strange o odd man

es raro que no haya llamado — it's strange o odd that he hasn't called

¡qué raro!, ¡qué cosa más rara! — how (very) strange!, how (very) odd!

2) (=poco común) rare

una especie muy rara — a very rare species

con alguna rara excepción — with few o rare exceptions

de rara perfección — of rare perfection, of remarkable perfection

rara vez nos visita, rara es la vez que nos visita — he rarely visits us

3) (Fís) rare, rarefied
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-ra adjetivo
1)
a) (extraño) strange, odd, funny (colloq)

es raro que ... — it's strange o odd o funny that ...

qué cosa más rara! or qué raro! — how odd o strange!

es un poco rara — she's a bit odd o strange

te noto muy raro hoy — you're acting very strangely today; ver bicho 2)

b) (poco frecuente) rare

salvo raras excepciones — with a few rare exceptions

raro es el día que ... — there's rarely o hardly a day when ...

aquí es raro que nieve — it's very unusual o rare for it to snow here

2) <gas> rare
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= bizarre, queer, rare, unusual, eccentric, odd, uncommon, untoward, weird [weirder -comp., weirdest -sup.], awry, funny [funnier -comp., funniest -sup.], outlandish, freaky [freakier -comp., freakiest -sup.], uncanny, cranky [crankier -comp., crankiest -sup.], kinky [kinkier -comp., kinkiest -sup.], flaky [flakey], freakish, quirky [quirkier -comp., quirkiest -sup.].
Ex. Some of them will be sufficiently bizarre to suit the most fastidious connoisseur of the present artifacts of civilization.
Ex. Several years later, his talk with a friend turns to the queer ways in which a people resist innovations, even of vital interest.
Ex. In practice critical abstracts are rare, and certainly do not usually feature in published secondary services.
Ex. If the book has an unusual shape then both the height and the width of the book will be given.
Ex. School classrooms are sometimes extraordinarily badly designed with poor acoustics, ineffective blackout facilities, and notoriously eccentric electrical outlets.
Ex. There is little modulation, whole steps of division being short-circuited and an odd assembly of terms being frequently found: e.g.: LAW see also JURY, JUDGES.
Ex. Early woodcut initials, coats of arms, etc., were sometimes made from wood cut across the grain, but the use of end-grain blocks remained uncommon until the later eighteenth century.
Ex. Perhaps, he questioned himself, this is the way every principal operates, and there is nothing untoward in it.
Ex. This paper surveys some of the more weird World Wide Web sites.
Ex. Could she not have detected that something in his behavior was awry?.
Ex. The article 'What's that funny noise? Videogames in the library' explains how videogames have attracted many young irregular library users who may, in time, extend their attention to other library facilities.
Ex. This book discusses some of the most outlandish myths and fantastic realities of medical history.
Ex. This film is really just a series of throwaway skits that the director and scriptwriter attempt to lard with parody and freaky fantasy.
Ex. Surrealism is an art concerned not with love and liberation but with the uncanny, the compulsion to repeat, and the drive toward death.
Ex. For example, you already know that living in a windowless room will make you cranky and out of sorts.
Ex. However, those desiring something off-the-wall, borderline kinky, and just plain mad might appreciate the novel.
Ex. Children who were in some way different were excused from family responsibilities in childhood because they were, for example, 'spoiled,' a 'problem child,' or 'flaky'.
Ex. 1816 was one of several years during the 1810s in which numerous crops failed during freakish summer cold snaps after volcanic eruptions that reduced incoming sunlight.
Ex. 'Why are barns frequently painted red?' -- These are the curious, slightly bizarre and somewhat quirky kinds of questions librarians deal with.
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* aunque parezca raro = strangely enough, oddly enough, strange though it may seem, strange as it may seem, although it may seem strange, funnily enough, funnily.
* bicho raro = rare bird, odd bird, odd fish, freak of nature, rare breed, weirdo, nerdy [nerdier -comp., nerdiest -sup.], geek, nerd, geeky [geekier -comp., geekiest -sup.].
* colección de libros raros = rare book collection.
* de forma rara = oddly, funnily.
* de manera rara = oddly, funnily.
* demasiado raro = all too rare.
* de modo raro = funnily.
* de una manera rara = strangely.
* de un modo raro = freakishly.
* edición rara = rare edition.
* en casos raros = in rare cases.
* enfermedad rara = rare disease.
* en raras ocasiones = in rare cases.
* en raros casos = in rare cases.
* especie rara = rare breed.
* haber algo raro con = there + be + something fishy going on with.
* Ley de los Medicamentos Raros, la = Orphan Drug Act, the.
* libro raro = rare book.
* muy rara vez = all too seldom, once in a blue moon.
* parecer raro = sound + odd.
* por muy raro que parezca = strangely enough, oddly enough, strange though it may seem, strange as it may seem, although it may seem strange.
* ¡qué raro! = how strange!.
* rara vez = infrequently, rarely, seldom, uncommonly, on rare occasions.
* sala de libros raros = rare book room.
* salvo raras excepciones = with rare exceptions.
* ser algo muy raro = be a rare occurrence.
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-ra adjetivo
1)
a) (extraño) strange, odd, funny (colloq)

es raro que ... — it's strange o odd o funny that ...

qué cosa más rara! or qué raro! — how odd o strange!

es un poco rara — she's a bit odd o strange

te noto muy raro hoy — you're acting very strangely today; ver bicho 2)

b) (poco frecuente) rare

salvo raras excepciones — with a few rare exceptions

raro es el día que ... — there's rarely o hardly a day when ...

aquí es raro que nieve — it's very unusual o rare for it to snow here

2) <gas> rare
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= bizarre, queer, rare, unusual, eccentric, odd, uncommon, untoward, weird [weirder -comp., weirdest -sup.], awry, funny [funnier -comp., funniest -sup.], outlandish, freaky [freakier -comp., freakiest -sup.], uncanny, cranky [crankier -comp., crankiest -sup.], kinky [kinkier -comp., kinkiest -sup.], flaky [flakey], freakish, quirky [quirkier -comp., quirkiest -sup.].

Ex: Some of them will be sufficiently bizarre to suit the most fastidious connoisseur of the present artifacts of civilization.

Ex: Several years later, his talk with a friend turns to the queer ways in which a people resist innovations, even of vital interest.
Ex: In practice critical abstracts are rare, and certainly do not usually feature in published secondary services.
Ex: If the book has an unusual shape then both the height and the width of the book will be given.
Ex: School classrooms are sometimes extraordinarily badly designed with poor acoustics, ineffective blackout facilities, and notoriously eccentric electrical outlets.
Ex: There is little modulation, whole steps of division being short-circuited and an odd assembly of terms being frequently found: e.g.: LAW see also JURY, JUDGES.
Ex: Early woodcut initials, coats of arms, etc., were sometimes made from wood cut across the grain, but the use of end-grain blocks remained uncommon until the later eighteenth century.
Ex: Perhaps, he questioned himself, this is the way every principal operates, and there is nothing untoward in it.
Ex: This paper surveys some of the more weird World Wide Web sites.
Ex: Could she not have detected that something in his behavior was awry?.
Ex: The article 'What's that funny noise? Videogames in the library' explains how videogames have attracted many young irregular library users who may, in time, extend their attention to other library facilities.
Ex: This book discusses some of the most outlandish myths and fantastic realities of medical history.
Ex: This film is really just a series of throwaway skits that the director and scriptwriter attempt to lard with parody and freaky fantasy.
Ex: Surrealism is an art concerned not with love and liberation but with the uncanny, the compulsion to repeat, and the drive toward death.
Ex: For example, you already know that living in a windowless room will make you cranky and out of sorts.
Ex: However, those desiring something off-the-wall, borderline kinky, and just plain mad might appreciate the novel.
Ex: Children who were in some way different were excused from family responsibilities in childhood because they were, for example, 'spoiled,' a 'problem child,' or 'flaky'.
Ex: 1816 was one of several years during the 1810s in which numerous crops failed during freakish summer cold snaps after volcanic eruptions that reduced incoming sunlight.
Ex: 'Why are barns frequently painted red?' -- These are the curious, slightly bizarre and somewhat quirky kinds of questions librarians deal with.
* aunque parezca raro = strangely enough, oddly enough, strange though it may seem, strange as it may seem, although it may seem strange, funnily enough, funnily.
* bicho raro = rare bird, odd bird, odd fish, freak of nature, rare breed, weirdo, nerdy [nerdier -comp., nerdiest -sup.], geek, nerd, geeky [geekier -comp., geekiest -sup.].
* colección de libros raros = rare book collection.
* de forma rara = oddly, funnily.
* de manera rara = oddly, funnily.
* demasiado raro = all too rare.
* de modo raro = funnily.
* de una manera rara = strangely.
* de un modo raro = freakishly.
* edición rara = rare edition.
* en casos raros = in rare cases.
* enfermedad rara = rare disease.
* en raras ocasiones = in rare cases.
* en raros casos = in rare cases.
* especie rara = rare breed.
* haber algo raro con = there + be + something fishy going on with.
* Ley de los Medicamentos Raros, la = Orphan Drug Act, the.
* libro raro = rare book.
* muy rara vez = all too seldom, once in a blue moon.
* parecer raro = sound + odd.
* por muy raro que parezca = strangely enough, oddly enough, strange though it may seem, strange as it may seem, although it may seem strange.
* ¡qué raro! = how strange!.
* rara vez = infrequently, rarely, seldom, uncommonly, on rare occasions.
* sala de libros raros = rare book room.
* salvo raras excepciones = with rare exceptions.
* ser algo muy raro = be a rare occurrence.

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raro -ra
adjective
A
1 (extraño) strange, odd, funny (colloq)
es raro que aún no haya venido it's strange o odd o funny that he hasn't come yet
ya me parecía raro que no salieras I thought it was a bit strange o odd you weren't going out
¡qué cosa más rara! or ¡qué raro! how odd o strange o funny o peculiar!
me siento raro en este ambiente I feel strange o funny in these surroundings
es un poco rarilla she's a bit odd o strange o funny o peculiar
¿qué te pasa hoy? te noto/estás muy raro what's up with you today? you're acting very strangely
me miró como si fuera un bicho raro (fam); he looked at me as if I was some kind of weirdo (colloq)
¡qué tipo más raro! what a strange o peculiar o funny man!
2 (poco frecuente, común) rare
salvo raras excepciones with a few rare exceptions
raro es el día que no sale there's rarely o hardly a day when she doesn't go out
aquí es raro que nieve it rarely o seldom snows here, it's very unusual o rare for it to snow here
B ‹gas› rare
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raro
-ra adjetivo

a) (extraño) strange, odd, funny (colloq);

es raro que … it's strange o odd o funny that …;

¡qué raro! how odd o strange!;
te noto muy raro hoy you're acting very strangely today
b) (poco frecuente) rare;

salvo raras excepciones with a few rare exceptions;

aquí es raro que nieve it's very unusual o rare for it to snow here
raro,-a adjetivo
1 (no frecuente) rare: es raro que no llame, it's unusual for her not to telephone
2 (poco común) odd, strange: ¡qué sombrero más raro!, what a weird hat!
tiene un raro sentido del humor, he's got a warped sense of humour
♦ Locuciones: Paco es un bicho raro, Paco is a weirdo
'raro' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
bicho
- chocante
- disgustar
- individuo
- particular
- peculiar
- rara
- singular
- tipo
- artefacto
- extraño
- gusto
- olor
- sonar
English:
flaky
- funny
- most
- odd
- odd-looking
- oddbod
- oddity
- odor
- odour
- peculiar
- queer
- rare
- set-up
- should
- strange
- strangely
- unlikely
- unusual
- weird
- for
- how
- incongruous
- like
- oddball
- seem
- strike
- uncanny
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raro, -a adj
1. [extraño] strange, odd;
¡qué raro! how strange o odd!;
¡qué raro que no haya llamado! it's very strange o odd that she hasn't called;
es raro que no nos lo haya dicho it's odd o funny that she didn't tell us;
ya me parecía raro que no hubiera dicho nada I thought it was strange o odd that he hadn't said anything;
no sé qué le pasa últimamente, está o [m5]la noto muy rara I don't know what's up with her lately, she's been acting very strangely
2. [excepcional] unusual, rare;
[visita] infrequent;
rara vez rarely;
es raro el día que viene a comer she very rarely comes round for lunch;
raro es el que no fuma very few of them don't smoke
3. [extravagante] odd, eccentric
4. [escaso] rare
5. Quím rare
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raro
adj
1 rare
2 (extraño) strange;
¡qué raro! how strange!
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raro, -ra adj
1) extraño: odd, strange, peculiar
2) : unusual, rare
3) : exceptional
4)
rara vez : seldom, rarely
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raro adj
1. (extraño) strange / odd
es raro que no haya venido it's strange that she hasn't come
2. (poco frecuente) rare
los gorilas albinos son animales raros albino gorillas are rare animals

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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