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En buen estado para circular

Roadworthy
His brother had a second-hand car which was barely roadworthy

2

Con temperamento artístico

Artistically-minded

3

Detallado, especificado

Itemised
Could you please give me an itemised account?

4

Astuto

Astute
An astute sense of business

5

Humilde, molesto

Humble
He came from vey humble beginnings

6

Completo, total

Undivided
Undivided attention

7

Que causa divisiones

Divisive
The new system is divisive

8

Bocazas

A big mouth
Don't believe him, he's just a big mouth

9

Subidito, que no cabe en sí

Too big for one's boots
Since his success he's been altogether too big for his boots

10

Desinteresado, desprendido

Selfless

11

Cargado, lleno de implicaciones, podrido de dinero

Loaded
He won the lottery and he is loaded

12

Fuera de control, sobreexcitado

Carried away
I got a bit carried away when I went shopping and spent far too much money

13

Pesado, considerable

Hefty
The credit card bill was pretty hefty this month

14

Muy decidido, totalmente encaminado

Dead set on ST
I'm dead set on going to university and getting my degree

15

En la línea de

In line with
His ideas are very much in line with mine

16

Sucesivo, próximo

Follow-up
We need a follow-up meeting to discuse these matters

17

Como nueva

As good as new
Your bike is as good as new

18

Totalmente derrotado, aplastado

Comprehensively beaten
They were comprehensively beaten by the Italian champion

19

Intergeneracional

Cross-generational
There has been a cross-generational misunderstanding

20

Muy viejo, demasiado viejo

Long in the tooth
Don't you think she's a bit long in the tooth to be a romantic heroine?

21

Inconsciente, distraído

Oblivious (to)
He was oblivious to the fact that ...

22

Viejo, destrozado (máquinas)

Clapped out
This TV is totally clapped out I can't even get a picture

23

Modesto

Unassuming

24

Fingido, falso

Assumed
He used an assumed name

25

Mezclado en

Mixed up in
I tried to avoid getting mixed up in that situation

26

Totalmente olvidado, agua pasada

Dead and buried
No one ever talks about his prison sentence any more. That's all dead and buried now

27

Exactamente puntual

Dead on time
The train arrived dead on time, so we didn't have to wait
On the dote
Breakfast will be at 7 am on the dote

28

Inexpresivo, sin mostrar ninguna emoción

Deadpan
His face is always so deadpan. I never know whether he's in a good mood or a bad one

29

Profundamente dormido

Dead to the world
The children have been dead to the world for over an hour

30

Pijo, elegante

Posh
The posh area is a very small part of orange County

31

Mírame y no me toques, precario e impredecible

Touch and go
My friend is at hospital, he's touch and go

32

Plantado, tirado, compuesto

High and dry
She left me high and dry at the altar

33

Evolutivo, evolucionario

Evolutionary
This is a short period in evolutionary terms

34

Amargado, resentido, avinagrado

Embittered
He became embittered following the manager's decision not to consider him for promotion

35

Inmemorial, muy antiguo

Age-old
Age-old question, age-old advice, age-old building

36

Prevenido, dificultado

Deterred (by)
The enemy attack is deterred by our defensive measures
Undeterred (by)
Undeterred by the explosive nature of the riots, he continued to take photographs

37

Pasado de moda

Outmoded
Outmoded equipment, outmoded working practices

38

Con aversión a

Averse (to)
Few people are averse to the idea of a free holiday
I'm not averse to the occasional glass of champagne myself

39

Muerto del todo

Stone dead
Most of our films can be killed stone dead by bad reviews

40

Muy muy feliz y excitado

Elated (by, at)
Ecstatic
On cloud nine
Overjoyed (at)/to do ST/that
We're overjoyed at your news

41

Descorazonado

Disheartened
Dejected
She was very disheartened by the results of the test

42

Preocupado o decepcionado

(Deeply) distressed (by)
She was deeply distressed by the news of his death

43

Receloso, precavido

Wary (of, about)
I'm a bit wary about giving people my address

44

Muy cansado, aburrido de algo que se repite mucho

Weary (of)
He's a little weary after his long journey
I've just grown weary of going out with the same people

45

A punto de volverse loco

Cracking up
I think she's cracking up

46

Llorando o a punto de llorar

Tearful
On the verge of crying/tears
A tearfull farewellKate is always a bit tearfull

47

Vago a ambiguo

Vague
Ambiguous

48

Plano, sin chicha

Plain
Too black and white
This picture is too black and white

49

Aplatanante, que te pone mustio

Wilting
Russians think that Valencia has a wilting weather

50

Que te hace la boca agua

Mouth-watering
Look at those mouth-watering cakes

51

Aburrido como una ostra

Bored to tears

52

Como un niño con zapatos nuevos

Like the cat that got the cream

53

Muy sorprendido y confuso

Startled

54

Despreocupado, pasota

Nonchalant
A nonchalant manner/shrug

55

Con una piel dura y carnoso por dentro

Fleshy
An avocado is a fleshy fruit

56

Duro o correoso al masticar

Chewy
The meat was tasty but chewy

57

Con mucha agua en su interior, aguado

Watery
A watermelon is a watery fruit
The soup/coffee was watery

58

Exquisito para fruta

Luscious
Look at all those luscious mangos

59

Fibroso

Fibrous
Mangos are fibrous

60

Ácido

Sharp
A sharp lemon

61

Demasiado dulce

Sugary
The cake was so sugary

62

Jugoso, con jugo

Juicy

63

Amargo

Bitter
Bitter coffee

64

Exquisito en general

Exquisite

65

Pulposo

Pulpy

66

Demasiado maduro

Overripe
This brown banana is overripe

67

Agrio

Sour
The milk is sour

68

Divino para comida

Heavenly
It was a good party and the food was heavenly

69

Enredado, enmarañado

Tangled
Tangled cables

70

Retorcido, nudoso

Gnarled
The gnarled trunk of a tree
A gnarled face

71

Insistente, incapaz de cambiar tu opinión

(Very) adamant (that)
They are adamant that they have not broken any rules

72

Avisatorio, cautelar

Cautionary
This is a cautionary tale of the importance of keeping fit

73

Expectante, embarazada

Expectant
Their expectant faces
If you are an expectant mother ...

74

Susceptible de abuso

Open to abuse
The system was open to abuse and several members took advantage

75

De absoluta confianza

As good as one's word
Steve is as good as his word. He will help you

76

Que se porta muy bien (para niños)

As good as gold
Mary is as good as gold most of the time

77

Que no vale para nada (persona)

Good for nothing

78

Fascinante, apasionante, que engancha

Gripping
I found the book so gripping that I couldn't put it down

79

Enganchante, atractivo, encantador

Engaging
An engaging smile/manner/person

80

Difícil de creer

Implausible
The whole plot of the film is ridiculously implausible

81

Evocador, melancólico, inolvidable

Haunting
The haunting beauty of Africa, a haunting melody

82

Que te hace pensar

Thought-provoking

83

Que te hace comer las uñas, con suspense

Nail-bitting
A nail-bitting movie. So scary!

84

Irónico, en tono de burla

Tongue-in-cheek
A witty commercial. It's totally tongue-in-cheek

85

Difícil de entender o pesado

Heavy-going
Thomas Mann's novels are a bit heavy-going to some people

86

Obvio, delante de tus narices

Right under your noise

87

Con/sin razón, moral o legalmente acertado/errado

In the right/wrong

88

Saludable y en buenas condiciones, especialmente tras recuperarse

As right as rain
After a good night's sleep I felt as right as rain

89

Secreto

Hush-hush
The plans for their wedding are all very hush-hush

90

Incapaz de que se te ocurra algo que decir

Lost for words

91

Separatista, disidente

Breakaway
A breakaway group

92

Seguro de sí mismo

Self-assured (in)
It is important to be self-assured in striking up a good relationship with them

93

Importante sinónimos

Vital, essential, influential, valuable, useful, necessary

94

Difícil de contentar, quisquilloso

Hard to please
Our new teacher is very hard to please

95

Duro de oído

Hard of hearing
You'll have to speak up as he's rather hard of hearing

96

Politizado

Politicised
The issue had become highly politicised, and the elections were on the horizon

97

Muy deseoso e interesado en algo

As keen as mustard
Why don't we ask Tom to captain the cricket team? He's as keen as mustard

98

Con cara de mucho enfado

With a face like thunder
Having a face like thunder

99

Terco como una mula

As stubborn as a mule

100

Influenciable, flexible, maleable

Pliable
Children are more pliable and docile

101

Justificable

Justifiable
It's a case of justifiable homicide

102

Chirriante, discordante

Jarring
His angry outburst had a jarring effect on us

103

Susceptible a

Susceptible to
I've always been susceptible to stomach upsets

104

Que le incumbe a

Incumbent on
It is incumbent on anyone building up an overdraft

105

Horrorizado, espantado

Aghast (at)
I was absolutely aghast at the state the hotel room was

106

Tintado con, matizado con

Tinged with
Their happiness was tinged with feelings of sadness

107

El proyecto, en desarrollo

In the pipeline
The plans for the new library building are in the pipeline

108

Fuera de lo común

Out of the ordinary
We need something out of the ordinary for our next marketing campaign

109

Ampliamente celebrado

Widely celebrated
The event is widely celebrated around the world

110

Informado, enterado

(Duly) informed of/about
The president was informed about the crisis situation
Gary was duly informed of his rights