Translation of clean in Spanish:
adjective -er, -est
- 1 1.1 (not soiled)(face/dressing)are your hands clean? she wiped the table cleanthe dog licked the bone cleanlimpió la mesael perro lamió el hueso hasta dejarlo limpioExample sentences
Example sentences1.2 (of habits)
- The source print seems to have been quite clean and free of dirt and damage, resulting in likely the best transfer you'll ever see.
- The film is surprisingly clean and free of dirt or scratches, and colors are vibrant and rich.
- There was dirt under the usually clean fingernails.
- When I replace the clean cutlery after washing up, there's always some already there to give me clues about where stuff lives.
- They sat on the edge of the low shelf which served as a bench, scrubbed and washed and dressed in clean tunics.
- But once you emerged from the darkness of the cellar with a tub of clean wash and started hanging on the line, this was for all the world to see.
Example sentences1.3 (not used)
- By these means, the virtuous mother could mold an unspoiled, respectful, neat, and clean child.
- Our girls are clean and healthy.
- Henry was fastidiously clean by the standards of the time.
(clothes/towel)use a clean sheet of paperusa una hoja de papel nuevaExample sentences1.4 (pure, non-polluting)
- The show promises to transport the audience to an era when humour meant good clean fun.
- It was all good clean fun and a day many of the little people will cherish long after their Santa days.
- It's about time we resurrect the good clean fun in computer games because I am really tired of the blood and gore of 21 st-century games.
(smell)a limpio(taste)clean energyclean fuelenergía (feminine) no contaminantecombustible (masculine) limpioExample sentences
- A wastebasket sat next to a stack of clean paper on the floor.
- It absorbs the color from the inks it blends, but is quickly cleaned with a couple of swipes on clean paper.
- He packs plants in cardboard boxes lined with clean paper and occasionally uses icepacks.
- Despite being labelled as a fast growing city, the average man on the street expects that the city would be clean and free from pollution.
- Sandanski has the lowest annual rainfall in Bulgaria and its air is remarkably clean and pollution-free.
- The water is one degree Celsius, but at least the normally polluted lake is clean enough to swim in today.
- The stew was spiked with still-crisp bits of green pepper and onion, and had a clean taste of fresh vegetables.
- The tamilok, its fans swear, has a fresh clean taste that sends shivers of pleasure down one's alimentary canal.
- This simple natural Thai soup offers fresh clean flavours that fuse the taste that is Thai cuisine.
- 2 2.1 (morally)(joke)keep it clean: there will be children aroundclean livingno te pases, que habrá niños2.2 (fair)vida (feminine) sana(game/player/campaign)Example sentences
- Market economics and the rule of law demand clean government.
- We live in a clinically clean society with rules and regulations.
- However, he still believes that corruption can be curbed by setting up a clean system and strict rules.
- ‘I strongly reject the implicit suggestion that their party is morally clean,’ he said.
- It is by self discipline and clean moral life that man can unveil the divine qualities in his personality.
- We need to be morally upright, like chaste virgins before God, pure and clean.
- 3 (unblemished)(driver's license)the airport has a clean safety recorddonde no constan infraccionesthe player with the cleanest disciplinary recordno se han registrado accidentes en el aeropuertoclean copy (of a book)el jugador que ha sido sancionado el menor número de vecesto come clean about something [colloquial]texto (masculine) or material (masculine) bien presentadoconfesar algoExample sentences
- With a clean credit record once again, I hope you will be able to arrange a loan.
- I really need a clean credit record because I will be moving house again shortly.
- He had never had an accident before and had previously had a completely clean driving record.
- 4 (well defined)(stroke/features)the clean lines of the designbien definidoa clean breakla pureza de líneas del diseñoshe made a clean break with the pastuna fractura limpiashe decided to make a clean break and stop seeing himcortó radicalmente con el pasadodecidió cortar por lo sano y dejar de verloExample sentences
- This urban contemporary collection keeps things in perspective with simple forms, clean lines and subtle shapes.
- Linen looks best in simple shapes, with clean geometric lines.
- The clean lines and the simple shapes are compelling in their quiet beauty and grace.
- 1.1 (completely) See examples: I clean forgot about itwe're clean out of coffeese me olvidó por completothey got clean away on a motorcycleno tenemos ni pizca de café [colloquial]1.2 (cleanly, fairly)se escaparon en una moto sin dejar ni rastroExample sentences
- Suddenly, the wind picked up, knocking Jerry clean off his feet.
- So that was that - except that in the rush to sort out the mystery, she clean forgot to ask what emergency the fire engine was going to.
- It knocked the victims clean into the air.
- 1.1 (remove dirt from)(house/windows/carpet)have you cleaned your teeth?to clean something¿te has lavado los dientes?
ofsomethingit must be cleaned of dust and greaseto clean somethinghay que quitarle el polvo y la grasa from/ offsomethinghe cleaned the splashes off the windowsyou can clean it off with a spongelimpió las salpicaduras que había en las ventanas1.2 (dry clean)lo puedes quitar con una esponja1.3limpiar en secollevar a la tintorería or (in Spain also) al tinte(fish/chicken)Example sentences
- She sat down on the log and she just waited for him to carry on with cleaning the fish.
- Taking out a small knife, she began to clean the fish.
- Even George, when he had taught her how to clean a fish, hadn't felt the same.
- 1.1 (become clean) See examples: this carpet cleans wellthe stain cleaned off easilyesta alfombra se limpia fácil or queda muy bien cuando se limpia1.2 (remove dirt)la mancha salió sin problemas(substance/device)Example sentences
- I will stamp my foot until the city rises into the sky and the dirt and filth is cleaned away.
- When we emerged, I grabbed some leaves off a nearby plant to clean the dirt off my hands.
- It can be easier to clean their teeth if you cradle your baby's head in your arms in front of you.
- [colloquial] (no plural) it needs a good cleanjust give it a quick cleannecesita una buena limpiezadale una repasadita [colloquial]Example sentences
- For the quickest clean in every room of the house, choose from our favorite pairs.
- To allow the work to take place, the service reservoir has been drained down temporarily, and engineers are using this opportunity to give it a routine clean.
- Conservative councillors, who have been campaigning for a weekly clean, said they were dismayed by the decision and felt residents had been let down.
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object (clean thoroughly)
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 1.1
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A portero is a superintendent in an apartment building who looks after it, keeps it clean, delivers mail, and keeps an eye on comings and goings. Porteros often have an apartment in the building as part of their pay. The portero, and particularly the female portera, are part of popular culture. They have a reputation for being inquisitive and fond of gossip.