suave


suave
adj.
1 soft (al tacto).
2 smooth (liso, no brusco).
este coche tiene la dirección muy suave this car has very smooth steering
3 delicate.
este curry está bastante suave this curry is quite mild
4 gentle (apacible) (persona, carácter).
5 gentle (fácil, lento) (cuesta, tarea, ritmo).
6 pleasant (informal) (agradable). (Mexican Spanish)
7 good-looking, personable, nice-looking, charming.
adv.
all right, fine (informal) (de acuerdo). (Mexican Spanish)
intj.
easy does it.
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suave
adjetivo
1 (agradable al tacto) soft, smooth
2 (liso, llano) smooth, even
3 figurado (apacible) gentle, mild
4 figurado (tranquilo) easy
5 figurado (música, palabras, voz, luz, movimiento, viento) soft, gentle
6 figurado (clima) mild, clement
7 figurado (tabaco, sabor) mild
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FRASEOLOGÍA
suave como el terciopelo (as) smooth as silk
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adj.
1) soft
2) smooth
3) delicate
4) gentle, mild
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1. ADJ
1) (=liso) [superficie] smooth, even; [piel, pasta] smooth
2) (=no fuerte) [color, movimiento, brisa, reprimenda] gentle; [clima, sabor] mild; [trabajo] easy; [operación mecánica] smooth, easy; [melodía, voz] soft, sweet; [ruido] low; [olor] slight; [droga] soft
3) [persona, personalidad] gentle, sweet

estuvo muy suave conmigo — he was very sweet to me, he behaved very nicely to me

4) Chile, Méx * (=grande) big, huge; (=destacado) outstanding
5) Méx ** (=atractivo) good-looking, fanciable *; (=estupendo) great *, fabulous *

¡suave! — great idea! *, right on! (EEUU) *

6)

dar la suave — LAm (=halagar) to flatter

2. ADV
1) LAm [sonar] softly, quietly
2) Méx

toca suave — she plays beautifully

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adjetivo
1) <piel/cutis> smooth, soft; <pelo> soft; <superficie/pasta> smooth

suave al tacto — smooth to the touch

2)
a) <tono> gentle; <acento/música> soft
b) <color> soft, pale
c) <sabor> (no fuerte) delicate, mild; (sin acidez) smooth
3)
a) <movimiento/gesto> gentle, slight
b) <temperaturas/clima> mild; <brisa> gentle
c) <modales/carácter/reprimenda> mild, gentle
d) <cuesta/curva> gentle, gradual
e) <jabón/champú> gentle, mild
f) <laxante/sedante> mild
4) (Méx fam)

llevársela suave con algo — to go easy on something (colloq)

5) (Méx fam) (fantástico)

qué suave! — great! (colloq), fantastic! (colloq)

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= gentle [gentler -comp., gentlest -sup.], tame [tamer -comp., tamest -sup.], soft [softer -comp., softest -sup.], smooth [smoother -comp., smoothest -sup.], mellow [mellower -comp., mellowest -sup.].
Ex. Melanie Stanton broke into a gentle laugh as she recalled him executing a shuffling fandango and announcing mischievously, 'Women in the SLA, get ready, here I come!'.
Ex. Today, nudity, sex, and excessive violence are not an issue and even the raciest films would garner a PG-13 rating from the Motion Picture Association of America, and most are even tamer than that.
Ex. The amount of stuffing in the balls was varied to suit the nature of the work; large, soft balls with weak ink were used for low-grade work; small, hard balls and strong ink for work of better quality.
Ex. The typescript will be fuzzy and indistinct without the smooth, firm surface which the backing sheet offers.
Ex. People become more 'mellow' in response to negative emotions over their lifetime, research suggests.
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* con voz suave = soft-spoken, softly-spoken.
* de voz suave = soft-spoken, softly-spoken.
* más suave que el terciopelo = as soft as velvet.
* más suave que la seda = as soft as silk.
* paseo suave en bicicleta = easy ride.
* tan suave como el terciopelo = as smooth as silk, as soft as velvet.
* tan suave como la seda = as soft as silk, as smooth as silk.
* tan suave como un guante = as meek as a lamb.
* toque suave = tap.
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adjetivo
1) <piel/cutis> smooth, soft; <pelo> soft; <superficie/pasta> smooth

suave al tacto — smooth to the touch

2)
a) <tono> gentle; <acento/música> soft
b) <color> soft, pale
c) <sabor> (no fuerte) delicate, mild; (sin acidez) smooth
3)
a) <movimiento/gesto> gentle, slight
b) <temperaturas/clima> mild; <brisa> gentle
c) <modales/carácter/reprimenda> mild, gentle
d) <cuesta/curva> gentle, gradual
e) <jabón/champú> gentle, mild
f) <laxante/sedante> mild
4) (Méx fam)

llevársela suave con algo — to go easy on something (colloq)

5) (Méx fam) (fantástico)

qué suave! — great! (colloq), fantastic! (colloq)

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= gentle [gentler -comp., gentlest -sup.], tame [tamer -comp., tamest -sup.], soft [softer -comp., softest -sup.], smooth [smoother -comp., smoothest -sup.], mellow [mellower -comp., mellowest -sup.].

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

Ex: Today, nudity, sex, and excessive violence are not an issue and even the raciest films would garner a PG-13 rating from the Motion Picture Association of America, and most are even tamer than that.
Ex: The amount of stuffing in the balls was varied to suit the nature of the work; large, soft balls with weak ink were used for low-grade work; small, hard balls and strong ink for work of better quality.
Ex: The typescript will be fuzzy and indistinct without the smooth, firm surface which the backing sheet offers.
Ex: People become more 'mellow' in response to negative emotions over their lifetime, research suggests.
* con voz suave = soft-spoken, softly-spoken.
* de voz suave = soft-spoken, softly-spoken.
* más suave que el terciopelo = as soft as velvet.
* más suave que la seda = as soft as silk.
* paseo suave en bicicleta = easy ride.
* tan suave como el terciopelo = as smooth as silk, as soft as velvet.
* tan suave como la seda = as soft as silk, as smooth as silk.
* tan suave como un guante = as meek as a lamb.
* toque suave = tap.

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suave
adjective
A ‹piel/cutis› smooth, soft; ‹pelo› soft; ‹superficie› smooth
suave al tacto smooth to the touch
B
1 ‹tono/acento› gentle, soft; ‹música› soft
2 ‹color› soft, pale
3 ‹sabor› (no fuerte) delicate, mild; (sin acidez) smooth
C
1 ‹movimiento/gesto› gentle, slight
la suave caricia del viento (liter); the gentle o sweet caress of the wind (liter)
2 ‹temperaturas› mild; ‹brisa› gentle
3 ‹modales/carácter› mild, gentle
4 ‹cuesta/curva› gentle, gradual
5 ‹jabón/champú› gentle, mild
6 ‹laxante/sedante› mild
D (Méx) (bonito) good-looking
darle la suave a algn (Méx); to humor* sb
llevársela suave con algo (Méx fam); to go easy on sth (colloq)
E
(Méx fam) (fantástico): ¡qué suave! great! (colloq), fantastic! (colloq)
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suave adjetivo
1piel/cutissmooth, soft;
pelosoft;
superficie/pastasmooth
2
a)tonogentle;

acento/músicasoft
b)colorsoft, pale

c)sabor› (no fuerte) delicate, mild;

(sin acidez) smooth
3
a)movimiento/gestogentle, slight

b)temperaturas/climamild;

brisagentle
c)modales/carácter/reprimendamild, gentle

d)cuesta/curvagentle, gradual

e)jabón/champúgentle, mild

f)laxante/sedantemild

4 (Méx fam) (fantástico):
¡qué suave! great! (colloq), fantastic! (colloq)

suave adjetivo
1 (liso, terso) smooth, soft
suave al tacto, soft o smooth to the touch
2 (tenue, poco fuerte) soft
una suave brisa, a gentle breeze
un sabor suave, a delicate o mild taste
(color) pale
un azul suave, a pale blue
(música, tono, luz) soft
una suave melodía, a mellow o sweet melody
(clima) esta región tiene un clima suave, this region has a mild climate
3 (actitud agradable, poco severa) mild, gentle, amiable
'suave' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
cabeceo
- fina
- fino
- leve
- toque
- correr
- plumón
English:
ale
- balmy
- bland
- dry
- extra
- fluffy
- fur
- gentle
- light
- mellow
- mild
- quiet
- smooth
- soft
- soft-spoken
- suave
- subtle
- debonair
- nudge
- supple
- weak
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suave
adj
1. [al tacto] [piel, toalla] soft;
[jabón] mild
2. [no brusco] [movimiento] smooth;
[curva, cuesta] gentle;
tiene la dirección muy suave it has very smooth steering
3. [sabor] mild;
[olor] mild, slight; [color] soft;
este curry está bastante suave this curry is quite mild
4. [apacible] [clima] mild;
[brisa] gentle; [persona, carácter] gentle
5. [fácil, lento] [tarea, ritmo] gentle
6. [dócil] meek;
está suave como un corderito she's as meek as a lamb
7. Méx Fam [agradable] pleasant;
dimos un paseo bien suave we had a very pleasant stroll
8. Comp
Méx Fam
estar suave to be enough;
ya está suave de tanto barullo that's enough of that racket;
dar la suave a alguien to suck up to sb
adv
Méx Fam [de acuerdo] all right, fine;
¿salimos a pasear? – suave shall we go out for a walk? – fine
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suave
adj
1 al tacto soft, smooth
2 sabor, licor mild
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suave adj
1) blando: soft
2) liso: smooth
3) : gentle, mild
4) Mex fam : great, fantastic
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suave adj
1. (piel, tela, color, música, voz) soft
los bebés tienen la piel suave babies have soft skin
2. (superficie) smooth
una piedrecita suave a smooth pebble
3. (brisa, persona) gentle
una brisa suave y apacible a light, gentle breeze
4. (clima, sabor, detergente) mild
este queso tiene un sabor suave this cheese has a mild flavour

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