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  • 1 dislocado

    adj.
    disjointed, out of place, displaced, out of joint.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: dislocar.
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (Med) dislocated
    2) (=alocado) wild, unrestrained
    * * *
    - da adjetivo < articulation> dislocated
    * * *
    Ex. Sometimes when a bone dislocates, a piece of bone at the base of the dislocated joint may break off and end up inside the joint.
    ----
    * vértebra dislocada = slipped disc.
    * * *
    - da adjetivo < articulation> dislocated
    * * *

    Ex: Sometimes when a bone dislocates, a piece of bone at the base of the dislocated joint may break off and end up inside the joint.

    * vértebra dislocada = slipped disc.

    * * *
    A ‹hombro› dislocated
    B
    1 ‹humor› off-beat, quirky ( colloq)
    2 ( Esp fam) (chiflado) crazy ( colloq), nuts ( colloq)
    una cosa que parecía dislocada something which didn't make a lot of sense o which seemed crazy ( colloq)
    * * *

    Del verbo dislocar: ( conjugate dislocar)

    dislocado es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    dislocado    
    dislocar
    dislocado
    ◊ -da adjetivo ‹ articulaciónn dislocated

    dislocar verbo transitivo to dislocate

    ' dislocado' also found in these entries:
    English:
    dislocate
    - out
    * * *
    dislocado, -a adj
    [tobillo] dislocated

    Spanish-English dictionary > dislocado

  • 2 estrafalario

    adj.
    1 outlandish, eccentric.
    2 lurid, flashy, gaudy, garish.
    * * *
    2 familiar figurado (extravagante) eccentric, weird, outlandish
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) [persona, ideas] odd, eccentric
    2) [ropa] outlandish
    * * *
    I
    - ria adjetivo <persona/ideas/conducta> eccentric; < vestimenta> outlandish, bizarre
    II
    - ria masculino, femenino eccentric
    * * *
    = 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.
    * * *
    I
    - ria adjetivo <persona/ideas/conducta> eccentric; < vestimenta> outlandish, bizarre
    II
    - ria masculino, femenino eccentric
    * * *
    = 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.

    * * *
    ‹persona› eccentric; ‹ideas/conducta› weird, eccentric; ‹vestimenta› outlandish, bizarre
    masculine, feminine
    eccentric
    * * *

    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
    * * *
    estrafalario, -a adj
    1. [extravagante] [persona, ropa, ideas] outlandish, eccentric
    2. [desaliñado] slovenly, sloppy
    * * *
    adj fam
    eccentric; ropa outlandish
    * * *
    estrambótico, excéntrico: eccentric, bizarre

    Spanish-English dictionary > estrafalario

  • 3 extravagante

    adj.
    1 eccentric, outlandish.
    2 extravagant, conspicuous, eccentric, highly unconventional.
    3 outrageous.
    f. & m.
    deviate.
    * * *
    1 (comportamiento) extravagant outrageous; (persona, ropa) flamboyant
    1 flamboyant person
    * * *
    ADJ [ideas, ropa, persona] extravagant, outlandish
    * * *
    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.
    * * *
    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.

    * * *
    1 ‹comportamiento/ideas› outrageous, extravagant; ‹persona› flamboyant
    2 ‹ropa› flamboyant, outrageous, outlandish
    * * *

    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
    * * *
    1. [excéntrico] eccentric
    2. [raro] outlandish
    * * *
    I adj eccentric
    II m/f eccentric
    * * *
    : extravagant, outrageous, flamboyant
    * * *
    extravagante adj eccentric / flamboyant

    Spanish-English dictionary > extravagante

  • 4 extraño

    adj.
    strange, far-out, queer, odd.
    f. & m.
    stranger, foreigner, outsider.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: extrañar.
    * * *
    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
    * * *
    1. (f. - extraña)
    noun
    2. (f. - extraña)
    adj.
    1) strange, odd
    2) alien, foreign
    * * *
    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

    * * *
    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.
    * * *
    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.

    * * *
    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
    * * *

     

    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
    * * *
    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

  • 5 peculiar

    adj.
    1 typical, characteristic.
    2 peculiar (raro, curioso).
    * * *
    1 (raro) peculiar
    2 (característico) particular, personal
    * * *
    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=particular, característico) particular

    su peculiar manera de ver las cosas — his particular way of seeing things, his own individual way of seeing things

    un rasgo peculiar de su caráctera particular o characteristic trait of his

    2) (=raro) peculiar, unusual
    * * *
    1) ( característico) particular
    2) (poco común, raro) < sensación> peculiar, unusual
    * * *
    = peculiar, quirky [quirkier -comp., quirkiest -sup.].
    Ex. However, by 1900 the motor car was beginning to develop its own peculiar form of engineering, and since then we have had aviation engineering, nuclear engineering and control engineering.
    Ex. 'Why are barns frequently painted red?' -- These are the curious, slightly bizarre and somewhat quirky kinds of questions librarians deal with.
    ----
    * muy peculiar = highly distinctive.
    * peculiar de = peculiar to.
    * * *
    1) ( característico) particular
    2) (poco común, raro) < sensación> peculiar, unusual
    * * *
    = peculiar, quirky [quirkier -comp., quirkiest -sup.].

    Ex: However, by 1900 the motor car was beginning to develop its own peculiar form of engineering, and since then we have had aviation engineering, nuclear engineering and control engineering.

    Ex: 'Why are barns frequently painted red?' -- These are the curious, slightly bizarre and somewhat quirky kinds of questions librarians deal with.
    * muy peculiar = highly distinctive.
    * peculiar de = peculiar to.

    * * *
    A (característico) particular
    es un rasgo peculiar de su personalidad it's a particular trait of his
    su peculiar modo de escribir her own particular o individual way of writing
    las características peculiares de este país the characteristics peculiar to this country
    reaccionó con su peculiar buen humor he reacted with his characteristic o usual good humor
    B (poco común, raro) ‹sensación› peculiar, unusual
    con características muy peculiares with very unusual characteristics
    * * *

    peculiar adjetivo
    1 ( característico) particular;

    con su peculiar buen humor with his characteristic good humor
    2 (poco común, raro) ‹ sensación peculiar, unusual
    peculiar adjetivo
    1 (inusual, raro) peculiar, odd: esta comida tiene un sabor peculiar, this meal has a peculiar taste
    2 (que es propio de algo/alguien) characteristic, distinctive: tiene una peculiar manera de andar, she has a distinctive way of walking
    ' peculiar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    particular
    - propia
    - propio
    - singular
    - suya
    - suyo
    - tic
    - hispanismo
    - peregrino
    English:
    peculiar
    - set-up
    * * *
    1. [característico] typical, characteristic;
    tiene el sabor peculiar de la cebolla it has the characteristic o distinctive taste of onion;
    trabajaba con su peculiar seriedad he worked with characteristic seriousness
    2. [raro, curioso] peculiar;
    tiene una manera muy peculiar de hacer las cosas she has a very peculiar o strange way of doing things
    * * *
    adj
    1 ( singular) peculiar, odd
    2 ( característico) typical
    * * *
    1) característico: particular, characteristic
    2) raro: peculiar, uncommon
    * * *
    peculiar adj characteristic

    Spanish-English dictionary > peculiar

  • 6 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

  • 7 extrańo

    • creepy
    • eerie
    • extraneous
    • far-out
    • foreigner
    • out of the common
    • outlandish
    • outsider
    • puzzling
    • queerish
    • quirky
    • strange
    • uncanny
    • unfamiliar
    • unwonted
    • weighty matter
    • weird guy

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > extrańo

  • 8 raro

    • curious
    • far-out
    • offbeat
    • out of the common
    • queerish
    • quirky
    • rare
    • strange
    • uncommon
    • unconventional
    • unfamiliar
    • unusual
    • unwonted

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > raro

См. также в других словарях:

  • Quirky — Quirk y (kw[ e]rk [y^]), a. Full of quirks; tricky; as, a quirky lawyer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • quirky — (adj.) 1806, shifty, from QUIRK (Cf. quirk) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Sense of idiosyncratic first recorded 1960. Related: Quirkiness …   Etymology dictionary

  • quirky — [adj] eccentric bizarre, far out*, freakish, freaky*, idiosyncratic, in left field*, kinky*, odd, off the wall*, out of the ordinary, outre, peculiar, strange, unconventional, unorthodox, unusual, wacky*, way out*, weird; concept 401 Ant.… …   New thesaurus

  • quirky — UK [ˈkwɜː(r)kɪ] / US [ˈkwɜrkɪ] adjective Word forms quirky : adjective quirky comparative quirkier superlative quirkiest slightly strange She has a quirky sense of humour …   English dictionary

  • quirky — [[t]kwɜ͟ː(r)ki[/t]] quirkier, quirkiest ADJ GRADED Something or someone that is quirky is rather odd or unpredictable in their appearance, character, or behaviour. We ve developed a reputation for being quite quirky and original... Derived words …   English dictionary

  • quirky — adjective Given to quirks or idiosyncrasies. She has a quirky laugh …   Wiktionary

  • quirky — adj. Quirky is used with these nouns: ↑personality, ↑sense of humour …   Collocations dictionary

  • quirky — quirk|y [ˈkwə:ki US ə:r ] adj unusual, especially in an interesting way ▪ I like his quirky sense of humour. >quirkily adv >quirkiness n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • quirky — quirk|y [ kwɜrki ] adjective slightly strange: She has a quirky sense of humor …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • quirky — adjective strange and unusual, in an unexpected way: The music was a quirky mixture of jazz and classical violins. quirkily adverb quirkiness noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • quirky — quirk ► NOUN 1) a peculiar behavioural habit. 2) a strange chance occurrence: a quirk of fate. 3) a sudden twist, turn, or curve. DERIVATIVES quirkish adjective quirky adjective (quirkier, quirkiest) …   English terms dictionary

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