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  • 1 anómalo

    adj.
    anomalous, abnormal, deviant, unusual.
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    1 anomalous
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    - la adjetivo anomalous
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    = anomalous, aberrant, freakish.
    Ex. Similarly anomalous paper may also be found when a whole sheet has been cancelled and reprinted.
    Ex. Standardization never became quite complete, especially as regards height-to-paper; the Clarendon Press sturdily retains the so-called Dutch height of 23-851 mm. to this day, and various aberrant heights may still be found in Europe.
    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.
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    - la adjetivo anomalous
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    = anomalous, aberrant, freakish.

    Ex: Similarly anomalous paper may also be found when a whole sheet has been cancelled and reprinted.

    Ex: Standardization never became quite complete, especially as regards height-to-paper; the Clarendon Press sturdily retains the so-called Dutch height of 23-851 mm. to this day, and various aberrant heights may still be found in Europe.
    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.

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    anomalous
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    anómalo,-a adjetivo anomalous
    ' anómalo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    anómala
    English:
    abnormal
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    anómalo, -a adj
    unusual, anomalous
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    adj anomalous
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    anómalo, -la adj
    : anomalous

    Spanish-English dictionary > anómalo

  • 2 busto2

    2 = bustline, bust.
    Ex. In many a society a girl without a prominent bustline is treated as an ugly duckling, freakish or even asexual.
    Ex. First on the list was her bust, which has also gone from plump to saggy and deflated over the course of just a couple of years.

    Spanish-English dictionary > busto2

  • 3 estrafalario

    adj.
    1 outlandish, eccentric.
    2 lurid, flashy, gaudy, garish.
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    2 familiar figurado (extravagante) eccentric, weird, outlandish
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    ADJ
    1) [persona, ideas] odd, eccentric
    2) [ropa] outlandish
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    I
    - ria adjetivo <persona/ideas/conducta> eccentric; < vestimenta> outlandish, bizarre
    II
    - ria masculino, femenino eccentric
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    = zany [zanier -comp., zaniest -sup.], bizarre, cranky [crankier -comp., crankiest -sup.], way out in left field, freakish.
    Ex. His zany humor, gawky production, and sexual exhibitionism have grown in this new film into a confident, ironic account of a world in which it pays to be rich and beautiful.
    Ex. Some of them will be sufficiently bizarre to suit the most fastidious connoisseur of the present artifacts of civilization.
    Ex. For example, you already know that living in a windowless room will make you cranky and out of sorts.
    Ex. From this chance observation, Kazantsev drew two conclusions: one dead on target, the other, way out in left field.
    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.
    ----
    * de un modo estrafalario = bizarrely, freakishly.
    * estrafalario, lo = bizarre, the.
    * idea estrafalaria = outlandish idea.
    * lo estrafalario = zaniness.
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    I
    - ria adjetivo <persona/ideas/conducta> eccentric; < vestimenta> outlandish, bizarre
    II
    - ria masculino, femenino eccentric
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    = zany [zanier -comp., zaniest -sup.], bizarre, cranky [crankier -comp., crankiest -sup.], way out in left field, freakish.

    Ex: His zany humor, gawky production, and sexual exhibitionism have grown in this new film into a confident, ironic account of a world in which it pays to be rich and beautiful.

    Ex: Some of them will be sufficiently bizarre to suit the most fastidious connoisseur of the present artifacts of civilization.
    Ex: For example, you already know that living in a windowless room will make you cranky and out of sorts.
    Ex: From this chance observation, Kazantsev drew two conclusions: one dead on target, the other, way out in left field.
    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.
    * de un modo estrafalario = bizarrely, freakishly.
    * estrafalario, lo = bizarre, the.
    * idea estrafalaria = outlandish idea.
    * lo estrafalario = zaniness.

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    ‹persona› eccentric; ‹ideas/conducta› weird, eccentric; ‹vestimenta› outlandish, bizarre
    masculine, feminine
    eccentric
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    estrafalario
    ◊ - ria adjetivo ‹persona/ideas/conducta eccentric;


    vestimenta outlandish, bizarre
    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino
    eccentric
    estrafalario,-a adj fam outlandish, eccentric: tiene una forma de vestir un poco estrafalaria, she dresses a bit outlandishly
    ' estrafalario' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    estrafalaria
    English:
    bizarre
    - freak
    - outlandish
    - outrageous
    - quirky
    - zany
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    estrafalario, -a adj
    1. [extravagante] [persona, ropa, ideas] outlandish, eccentric
    2. [desaliñado] slovenly, sloppy
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    adj fam
    eccentric; ropa outlandish
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    estrambótico, excéntrico: eccentric, bizarre

    Spanish-English dictionary > estrafalario

  • 4 estrambótico

    adj.
    outlandish, freakish.
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    1 familiar outlandish, eccentric, weird
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    ADJ odd, outlandish
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    - ca adjetivo <persona/idea/conducta> eccentric; < vestimenta> outlandish, bizarre
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    = fancy, zany [zanier -comp., zaniest -sup.], bizarre, wacky [wackier -comp., wackiest -sup.], freaky [freakier -comp., freakiest -sup.], freakish.
    Ex. This kind of research, whether on processes of cataloging, acquisitions, or whatnot, should produce results to show that, with due respect to all the fancy mathematics, the specific arts of cataloging, acquisitions, or whatnot are being done as well as can be expected.
    Ex. His zany humor, gawky production, and sexual exhibitionism have grown in this new film into a confident, ironic account of a world in which it pays to be rich and beautiful.
    Ex. Some of them will be sufficiently bizarre to suit the most fastidious connoisseur of the present artifacts of civilization.
    Ex. 'Open Season' is a wild and wacky animated comedy set in the town of Timberline.
    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. 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.
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    * lo estrambótico = zaniness.
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    - ca adjetivo <persona/idea/conducta> eccentric; < vestimenta> outlandish, bizarre
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    = fancy, zany [zanier -comp., zaniest -sup.], bizarre, wacky [wackier -comp., wackiest -sup.], freaky [freakier -comp., freakiest -sup.], freakish.

    Ex: This kind of research, whether on processes of cataloging, acquisitions, or whatnot, should produce results to show that, with due respect to all the fancy mathematics, the specific arts of cataloging, acquisitions, or whatnot are being done as well as can be expected.

    Ex: His zany humor, gawky production, and sexual exhibitionism have grown in this new film into a confident, ironic account of a world in which it pays to be rich and beautiful.
    Ex: Some of them will be sufficiently bizarre to suit the most fastidious connoisseur of the present artifacts of civilization.
    Ex: 'Open Season' is a wild and wacky animated comedy set in the town of Timberline.
    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: 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.
    * lo estrambótico = zaniness.

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    ‹persona› eccentric; ‹idea/conducta› weird, eccentric; ‹vestimenta› outlandish, bizarre
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    estrambótico
    ◊ -ca adjetivo ‹persona/idea/conducta eccentric;


    vestimenta outlandish, bizarre
    estrambótico,-a adj fam outlandish, eccentric
    ' estrambótico' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    estrambótica
    English:
    bizarre
    - fancy
    - way
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    estrambótico, -a adj
    outlandish, eccentric
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    adj fam
    eccentric; ropa outlandish
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    estrambótico, -ca adj
    estrafalario, excéntrico: eccentric, bizarre

    Spanish-English dictionary > estrambótico

  • 5 extravagante

    adj.
    1 eccentric, outlandish.
    2 extravagant, conspicuous, eccentric, highly unconventional.
    3 outrageous.
    f. & m.
    deviate.
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    1 (comportamiento) extravagant outrageous; (persona, ropa) flamboyant
    1 flamboyant person
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    ADJ [ideas, ropa, persona] extravagant, outlandish
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    adjetivo <comportamiento/ideas> outrageous, extravagant; <persona/ropa> flamboyant, outrageous
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    = extravagant, fancy, fanciful, outrageous, flamboyant, outlandish, way out in left field, freakish, quirky [quirkier -comp., quirkiest -sup.].
    Ex. The claims that ISBD will make the entries produced in any country 'easily understood' in any other country and integrable with the entries produced in any other country are obviously and incredibly extravagant.
    Ex. This kind of research, whether on processes of cataloging, acquisitions, or whatnot, should produce results to show that, with due respect to all the fancy mathematics, the specific arts of cataloging, acquisitions, or whatnot are being done as well as can be expected.
    Ex. Their terminology is confusing and unrealistic, and the ideas about education for librarianship are fanciful but unoriginal.
    Ex. The letter sent Tomas Hernandez into a frenzy of conflicting reactions: ecstatic jubilation and ego-tripping, wild speculation and outrageous fantasy, compounded by confusion and indirection.
    Ex. Nathan was known for being the most flamboyant DJ in the area.
    Ex. This book discusses some of the most outlandish myths and fantastic realities of medical history.
    Ex. From this chance observation, Kazantsev drew two conclusions: one dead on target, the other, way out in left field.
    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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    * extravagante, lo = fanciful, the.
    * * *
    adjetivo <comportamiento/ideas> outrageous, extravagant; <persona/ropa> flamboyant, outrageous
    * * *
    = extravagant, fancy, fanciful, outrageous, flamboyant, outlandish, way out in left field, freakish, quirky [quirkier -comp., quirkiest -sup.].

    Ex: The claims that ISBD will make the entries produced in any country 'easily understood' in any other country and integrable with the entries produced in any other country are obviously and incredibly extravagant.

    Ex: This kind of research, whether on processes of cataloging, acquisitions, or whatnot, should produce results to show that, with due respect to all the fancy mathematics, the specific arts of cataloging, acquisitions, or whatnot are being done as well as can be expected.
    Ex: Their terminology is confusing and unrealistic, and the ideas about education for librarianship are fanciful but unoriginal.
    Ex: The letter sent Tomas Hernandez into a frenzy of conflicting reactions: ecstatic jubilation and ego-tripping, wild speculation and outrageous fantasy, compounded by confusion and indirection.
    Ex: Nathan was known for being the most flamboyant DJ in the area.
    Ex: This book discusses some of the most outlandish myths and fantastic realities of medical history.
    Ex: From this chance observation, Kazantsev drew two conclusions: one dead on target, the other, way out in left field.
    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.
    * extravagante, lo = fanciful, the.

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    1 ‹comportamiento/ideas› outrageous, extravagant; ‹persona› flamboyant
    2 ‹ropa› flamboyant, outrageous, outlandish
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    extravagante adjetivo ‹comportamiento/ideas outrageous, extravagant;
    persona/ropa flamboyant, outrageous
    extravagante adjetivo odd, outlandish
    ' extravagante' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    colgada
    - colgado
    English:
    fanciful
    - fancy
    - flamboyant
    - outlandish
    - outrageous
    - extravagant
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    1. [excéntrico] eccentric
    2. [raro] outlandish
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    I adj eccentric
    II m/f eccentric
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    : extravagant, outrageous, flamboyant
    * * *
    extravagante adj eccentric / flamboyant

    Spanish-English dictionary > extravagante

  • 6 extraño

    adj.
    strange, far-out, queer, odd.
    f. & m.
    stranger, foreigner, outsider.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: extrañar.
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    1 (no conocido) alien, foreign
    2 (particular) strange, peculiar, odd, funny
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 stranger
    \
    no es extraño que... it is not surprising that...
    ser extraño,-a a algo to have nothing to do with something
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    1. (f. - extraña)
    noun
    2. (f. - extraña)
    adj.
    1) strange, odd
    2) alien, foreign
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    extraño, -a
    1. ADJ
    1) (=raro) strange

    ¡qué extraño! — how odd o strange!

    parece extraño que... — it seems odd o strange that...

    2) (=ajeno)
    2. SM / F
    1) (=desconocido) stranger
    2) (=extranjero) foreigner
    3.
    SM

    hacer un extraño: el balón hizo un extraño — the ball took a bad bounce

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    I
    - ña adjetivo
    a) ( raro) strange, odd

    es extraño que no haya llamadoit's strange o odd that she hasn't called

    II
    - ña masculino, femenino ( desconocido) stranger
    * * *
    = bizarre, extraneous, queer, strange, eccentric, odd, alien, outlander, weird [weirder -comp., weirdest -sup.], awry, funny [funnier -comp., funniest -sup.], outlandish, freaky [freakier -comp., freakiest -sup.], uncanny, outsider, kinky [kinkier -comp., kinkiest -sup.], 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. If the catalog is to fulfill any of the requirements just enumerated, then it must be capable of responding to a user's query in a manner which does not result in extraneous citations.
    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. The style of recording instructions for references differs from that in Sears', and can at first seem strange, but instructions are clear.
    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. Libraries in developing countries may represent part of an alien cultural package, an importation ill suited to the country's needs, even working at cross purposes to the people's interests.
    Ex. 'Small, near-sighted, dreaming, bruised, an outlander in the city of his birth,' thirteen-year-old Aremis Slake fled one day to the only refuge he knew, the New York subway system.
    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. The library director does not want to take the chance that by allowing the trustees to get active he might lose partial control of the library operation to an 'outsider'.
    Ex. However, those desiring something off-the-wall, borderline kinky, and just plain mad might appreciate the novel.
    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 extraño = strangely enough, oddly enough, strange though it may seem, strange as it may seem, although it may seem strange.
    * cita con un extraño = blind date.
    * cuerpo extraño = foreign body.
    * de forma extraña = oddly, funnily.
    * de manera extraña = oddly, funnily.
    * de una manera extraña = strangely.
    * de un modo extraño = freakishly.
    * extraño (a) = foreign (to).
    * país extraño = foreign country.
    * por muy extraño que parezca = oddly enough, strangely enough, strange though it may seem, strange as it may seem, although it may seem strange, funnily enough, funnily.
    * resultar extraño = be unfamiliar with.
    * ser extraño para = be alien to.
    * ser mirado de forma extraña = get + some funny looks.
    * ser un extraño = not know + Pronombre + from Adam.
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    I
    - ña adjetivo
    a) ( raro) strange, odd

    es extraño que no haya llamadoit's strange o odd that she hasn't called

    II
    - ña masculino, femenino ( desconocido) stranger
    * * *
    = bizarre, extraneous, queer, strange, eccentric, odd, alien, outlander, weird [weirder -comp., weirdest -sup.], awry, funny [funnier -comp., funniest -sup.], outlandish, freaky [freakier -comp., freakiest -sup.], uncanny, outsider, kinky [kinkier -comp., kinkiest -sup.], 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: If the catalog is to fulfill any of the requirements just enumerated, then it must be capable of responding to a user's query in a manner which does not result in extraneous citations.
    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: The style of recording instructions for references differs from that in Sears', and can at first seem strange, but instructions are clear.
    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: Libraries in developing countries may represent part of an alien cultural package, an importation ill suited to the country's needs, even working at cross purposes to the people's interests.
    Ex: 'Small, near-sighted, dreaming, bruised, an outlander in the city of his birth,' thirteen-year-old Aremis Slake fled one day to the only refuge he knew, the New York subway system.
    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: The library director does not want to take the chance that by allowing the trustees to get active he might lose partial control of the library operation to an 'outsider'.
    Ex: However, those desiring something off-the-wall, borderline kinky, and just plain mad might appreciate the novel.
    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 extraño = strangely enough, oddly enough, strange though it may seem, strange as it may seem, although it may seem strange.
    * cita con un extraño = blind date.
    * cuerpo extraño = foreign body.
    * de forma extraña = oddly, funnily.
    * de manera extraña = oddly, funnily.
    * de una manera extraña = strangely.
    * de un modo extraño = freakishly.
    * extraño (a) = foreign (to).
    * país extraño = foreign country.
    * por muy extraño que parezca = oddly enough, strangely enough, strange though it may seem, strange as it may seem, although it may seem strange, funnily enough, funnily.
    * resultar extraño = be unfamiliar with.
    * ser extraño para = be alien to.
    * ser mirado de forma extraña = get + some funny looks.
    * ser un extraño = not know + Pronombre + from Adam.

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    extraño1 -ña
    1 (raro) strange, odd
    es extraño que no haya llamado it's strange o odd that she hasn't called
    es una pareja extraña they're a strange o an odd couple
    últimamente está muy extraño he's been very strange lately, he's been acting very strange o strangely lately
    2
    (desconocido): los asuntos de familia no se discuten delante de personas extrañas you shouldn't discuss family matters in front of strangers o outsiders
    no me siento bien ante tanta gente extraña I feel uncomfortable with so many people I don't know o so many strangers
    extraño2 -ña
    masculine, feminine
    1 (desconocido) stranger
    2
    extraño masculine (movimiento): el caballo hizo un extraño the horse shied
    el coche me hizo un extraño en la curva the car did something strange on the bend
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    Del verbo extrañar: ( conjugate extrañar)

    extraño es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    extrañó es:

    3ª persona singular (él/ella/usted) pretérito indicativo

    Multiple Entries:
    extrañar    
    extraño
    extrañar ( conjugate extrañar) verbo transitivo (esp AmL) ‹amigo/país to miss
    verbo intransitivo
    1 ( sorprender) (+ me/te/le etc) to surprise;

    ya me extrañaba a mí que … I thought it was strange that …
    2 (RPl) ( tener nostalgia) to be homesick
    extrañarse verbo pronominal extrañose de algo to be surprised at sth
    extraño
    ◊ -ña adjetivo ( raro) strange, odd;

    eso no tiene nada de extraño there's nothing unusual about that
    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino ( desconocido) stranger
    extrañar verbo transitivo
    1 (asombrar) to surprise: no es de extrañar, it's hardly surprising
    2 (echar de menos) to miss
    3 (notar extraño) extraño mucho la cama, I find this bed strange o (echar de menos) I miss my own bed
    extraño,-a
    I adjetivo strange
    Med foreign: tiene un cuerpo extraño en el ojo, she has a foreign object in her eye
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino stranger: de repente entró un extraño, a stranger suddenly came in

    ' extraño' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    ajena
    - ajeno
    - curiosa
    - curioso
    - extraña
    - extrañar
    - imprimir
    - más
    - modo
    - proceder
    - rondar
    - ruido
    - tan
    - corriente
    - notar
    - raro
    English:
    bizarre
    - curious
    - extraordinary
    - funnily
    - odd
    - odd-sounding
    - peculiar
    - phenomenon
    - puzzling
    - queer
    - singular
    - strange
    - uncanny
    - weird
    - agree
    - alien
    - as
    - foreign
    - greet
    - home
    - incongruous
    - quaint
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    extraño, -a
    adj
    1. [raro] strange, odd;
    es extraño que no hayan llegado ya it's strange o odd they haven't arrived yet;
    ¡qué extraño! how strange o odd!;
    me resulta extraño oírte hablar así I find it strange o odd to hear you talk like that
    2. [ajeno] detached, uninvolved
    3. Med foreign
    nm,f
    stranger;
    no hables con extraños don't talk to strangers
    nm
    [movimiento brusco]
    el vehículo hizo un extraño the vehicle went out of control for a second
    * * *
    I adj strange, odd
    II m, extraña f stranger
    * * *
    extraño, -ña adj
    1) raro: strange, odd
    2) extranjero: foreign
    extraño, -ña n
    desconocido: stranger
    * * *
    extraño1 adj strange
    extraño2 n stranger

    Spanish-English dictionary > extraño

  • 7 imprevisible

    adj.
    1 unforeseeable (inesperado).
    el tiempo aquí es muy imprevisible the weather here is very unpredictable
    una persona imprevisible an unpredictable person
    2 unpredictable, unforeseeable, unforeseen, fluky.
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    1 (hecho) unforeseeable; (persona) unpredictable
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    ADJ [suceso, problema] unforeseeable; [persona] unpredictable
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    adjetivo <hecho/factor> unforeseeable; < persona> unpredictable
    * * *
    = unpredictable, unforeseeable, unanticipated, freakish.
    Ex. The arrangement of headings into an overall sequence is important, and an order which is erratic, unpredictable, or with which the user is not familiar can lead to poor retrieval in any printed, card or microfilm index or catalogue.
    Ex. In February 1986 an unforeseeable financial crisis at the Georgia Institute of Technology's library made it necessary to divert the binding budget to other areas and without warning binding activities were halted.
    Ex. Nonetheless, despite both anticipated and unanticipated obstacles, the enthusiasm among the consortium members remains high.
    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.
    * * *
    adjetivo <hecho/factor> unforeseeable; < persona> unpredictable
    * * *
    = unpredictable, unforeseeable, unanticipated, freakish.

    Ex: The arrangement of headings into an overall sequence is important, and an order which is erratic, unpredictable, or with which the user is not familiar can lead to poor retrieval in any printed, card or microfilm index or catalogue.

    Ex: In February 1986 an unforeseeable financial crisis at the Georgia Institute of Technology's library made it necessary to divert the binding budget to other areas and without warning binding activities were halted.
    Ex: Nonetheless, despite both anticipated and unanticipated obstacles, the enthusiasm among the consortium members remains high.
    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.

    * * *
    ‹hecho/factor› unforeseeable; ‹persona› unpredictable
    * * *

    imprevisible adjetivo ‹hecho/factor unforeseeable;
    persona unpredictable
    imprevisible adjetivo unforeseeable, unpredictable
    ' imprevisible' also found in these entries:
    English:
    erratic
    - exasperate
    - unforeseeable
    - unpredictable
    - volatile
    * * *
    unpredictable;
    el tiempo aquí es muy imprevisible the weather here is very unpredictable;
    una persona imprevisible an unpredictable person;
    lograron un triunfo imprevisible they achieved an unexpected victory
    * * *
    adj unpredictable
    * * *
    : unforeseeable

    Spanish-English dictionary > imprevisible

  • 8 inusual

    adj.
    unusual.
    * * *
    1 unusual
    * * *
    * * *
    adjetivo unusual
    * * *
    = unusual, unaccustomed, freakish.
    Ex. If the book has an unusual shape then both the height and the width of the book will be given.
    Ex. He bombards the viewer with pleasurable visual information about the 17th century and makes one feel quite giddy with the unaccustomed grandiosity of it all.
    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.
    * * *
    adjetivo unusual
    * * *
    = unusual, unaccustomed, freakish.

    Ex: If the book has an unusual shape then both the height and the width of the book will be given.

    Ex: He bombards the viewer with pleasurable visual information about the 17th century and makes one feel quite giddy with the unaccustomed grandiosity of it all.
    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.

    * * *
    unusual
    * * *

    inusual adjetivo
    unusual
    inusual adjetivo unusual
    ' inusual' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    peculiar
    English:
    unusual
    * * *
    inusual adj
    unusual
    * * *
    adj unusual
    * * *
    inusual adj
    : unusual, uncommon
    inusualmente adv

    Spanish-English dictionary > inusual

  • 9 ola de frío

    cold spell
    * * *
    * * *
    (n.) = cold wave, cold snap
    Ex. This guide discusses preparedness and procedures for wildland fires, power outages, lightning, earthquakes, tidal waves, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and cold and heat waves.
    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.
    * * *
    * * *
    (n.) = cold wave, cold snap

    Ex: This guide discusses preparedness and procedures for wildland fires, power outages, lightning, earthquakes, tidal waves, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and cold and heat waves.

    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.

    * * *
    cold spell

    Spanish-English dictionary > ola de frío

  • 10 oleada de frío

    (n.) = cold wave, cold snap
    Ex. This guide discusses preparedness and procedures for wildland fires, power outages, lightning, earthquakes, tidal waves, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and cold and heat waves.
    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.
    * * *
    (n.) = cold wave, cold snap

    Ex: This guide discusses preparedness and procedures for wildland fires, power outages, lightning, earthquakes, tidal waves, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and cold and heat waves.

    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.

    Spanish-English dictionary > oleada de frío

  • 11 patito feo

    m.
    ugly duckling, singleton.
    * * *
    ugly duckling
    * * *
    Ex. In many a society a girl without a prominent bustline is treated as an ugly duckling, freakish or even asexual.
    * * *
    el Patito Feo
    (n.) = Ugly Duckling, the

    Ex: The article ' The Ugly Duckling: experimental design for decision making' argues that one basic tool for evaluating the effects of change in libraries is the experimental comparison.

    Ex: In many a society a girl without a prominent bustline is treated as an ugly duckling, freakish or even asexual.

    Spanish-English dictionary > patito feo

  • 12 raro

    adj.
    1 unusual, curious, rare, out of the common.
    2 strange, odd, queer, far-out.
    3 unfamiliar.
    * * *
    2 (escaso) scarce, rare
    3 (peculiar) odd, strange, weird
    4 (excelente) excellent
    escribió un libro raro, una verdadera obra de arte she wrote a very good book, a real work of art
    \
    ¡qué raro! how odd!, that's strange!
    rara vez seldom
    * * *
    (f. - rara)
    adj.
    1) rare, uncommon, unusual, funny
    2) bizarre, weird
    3) odd
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=extraño) strange, odd

    es raro que no haya llamadoit'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

    con alguna rara excepciónwith 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
    * * *
    - 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!

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

    b) ( poco frecuente) rare

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

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

    2) < gas> rare
    * * *
    = 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.
    * * *
    - 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!

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

    b) ( poco frecuente) rare

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

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

    2) < gas> rare
    * * *
    = 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.

    * * *
    raro -ra
    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
    * * *

     

    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


    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
    * * *
    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
    * * *
    adj
    1 rare
    2 ( extraño) strange;
    ¡qué raro! how strange!
    * * *
    raro, -ra adj
    1) extraño: odd, strange, peculiar
    2) : unusual, rare
    3) : exceptional
    4)
    rara vez : seldom, rarely
    * * *
    raro adj
    1. (extraño) strange / odd

    Spanish-English dictionary > raro

  • 13 boleta

    f.
    1 (admission) ticket.
    2 ballot, voting slip. (Cuban Spanish, Mexican Spanish, River Plate)
    3 parking ticket. ( Central American Spanish, Southern Cone)
    4 (school) report (British), report card (United States) (de calificaciones). (Mexican Spanish)
    5 ballot paper.
    * * *
    * * *
    SF
    1) LAm (=billete) ticket; (=recibo) receipt
    2) LAm [de voto] ballot paper, voting paper; Cono Sur (Jur) draft
    *
    * * *
    a) (AmL) ( en rifa) ticket
    b) (CS) ( de multa) ticket
    c) (CS) ( recibo) receipt
    d) (Col) ( entrada) ticket
    * * *
    a) (AmL) ( en rifa) ticket
    b) (CS) ( de multa) ticket
    c) (CS) ( recibo) receipt
    d) (Col) ( entrada) ticket
    * * *
    1 ( AmL) (en una rifa) ticket
    2 (CS) (de multa) ticket
    3 (CS) (recibo) receipt
    4 ( Col) (entrada) ticket
    Compuestos:
    ( Méx) school report, report card ( AmE)
    ( RPl) deposit slip ( AmE), paying-in slip ( BrE)
    (Méx, RPl) ballot paper, voting paper ( BrE)
    * * *

    boleta sustantivo femenino
    a) (AmL) ( en rifa) ticket

    b) (CS) ( de multa) ticket

    c) (CS) ( recibo) receipt

    d) (Col) ( entrada) ticket;


    boleta de depósito (RPl) deposit slip (AmE), paying-in slip (BrE);
    boleta electoral (Méx, RPl) ballot paper
    ' boleta' also found in these entries:
    English:
    ballot
    - report
    * * *
    boleta1 nf
    1. Cuba, Méx, RP [para votar] ballot, voting slip
    2. CSur [comprobante] [de venta, de depósito bancario] receipt
    3. CAm, CSur [multa] parking ticket
    4. Méx [de calificaciones] Br (school) report, US report card
    5. Col [entrada] ticket
    6. Col Fam [cosa linda]
    ¡qué boleta de zapatos! what a lovely o gorgeous pair of shoes!
    boleta2 adj
    Col Fam garish, freakish;
    mira esa vieja tan boleta look at that woman, she looks a real fright
    * * *
    f
    1 L.Am.
    de tren, cine ticket
    2 L.Am. ( pase) pass, permit
    3 L.Am. ( voto) ballot paper;
    dar (la) boleta a alguien fam break with s.o.
    * * *
    boleta nf
    1) : ballot
    2) : ticket
    3) : receipt

    Spanish-English dictionary > boleta

  • 14 busto

    m.
    1 chest.
    2 bust (sculpture).
    * * *
    1 (figura) bust
    * * *
    noun m.
    * * *
    SM
    1) (=escultura) bust
    2) (Anat) chest
    * * *
    a) ( de mujer) bust

    ¿cuánto mide de busto? — what size (bust) are you?, what's your bust size?

    b) (Art) bust
    * * *
    a) ( de mujer) bust

    ¿cuánto mide de busto? — what size (bust) are you?, what's your bust size?

    b) (Art) bust
    * * *
    busto1
    1 = bust.

    Ex: The society has published a catalogue of its prints, drawings, engravings and busts.

    busto2
    2 = bustline, bust.

    Ex: In many a society a girl without a prominent bustline is treated as an ugly duckling, freakish or even asexual.

    Ex: First on the list was her bust, which has also gone from plump to saggy and deflated over the course of just a couple of years.

    * * *
    1 (de mujer) bust
    ¿cuánto mide de busto? what size (bust) are you?, what's your bust size?
    2 ( Art) bust
    Compuesto:
    talking head
    * * *

    busto sustantivo masculino
    bust
    busto sustantivo masculino bust
    ' busto' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    esculpir
    - marcar
    - tamaño
    English:
    bust
    - bosom
    - buxom
    * * *
    busto nm
    1. [pecho] chest
    2. [senos] bust
    3. [escultura] bust
    * * *
    m bust
    * * *
    busto nm
    : bust

    Spanish-English dictionary > busto

  • 15 anómalo

    • abnormal
    • anomalous
    • freakish
    • unusual

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > anómalo

  • 16 fuera de lo normal

    • freakish
    • out of the ordinary
    • unusual

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > fuera de lo normal

  • 17 muy raro

    • freakish
    • markedly unusual
    • very weird

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > muy raro

  • 18 muy raro

    adj.
    very weird, freakish, markedly unusual, freaky.

    Spanish-English dictionary > muy raro

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  • freakish — freak•ish [[t]ˈfri kɪʃ[/t]] adj. 1) unusual; odd; grotesque: a freakish appearance[/ex] 2) whimsical; capricious: freakish changes[/ex] • Etymology: 1645–55 freak′ish•ly, adv. freak′ish•ness, n …   From formal English to slang

  • freakish — adjective Date: 1653 1. whimsical, capricious 2. markedly strange or abnormal < freakish appearance > • freakishly adverb • freakishness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • freakish — freak|ish [ˈfri:kıʃ] adj very unusual and strange, and sometimes frightening = ↑weird ▪ freakish weather >freakishly adv >freakishness n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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