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Pronunciation: /kuːl/

Translation of cool in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo (-er, -est)

  • 1 (cold) [climate/air/clothes] fresco; [drink] fresco, frío it's cool outside hace or está fresco (a)fuera
    Example sentences
    • If grain is stored into the following summer, run fans only at night when the temperature is fairly cool.
    • It was late afternoon, and fairly cool, but the USAID official was sweating heavily.
    • We have been getting good afternoon showers with fairly cool nights, a welcome change from the heat.
    Example sentences
    • We then went for a stroll through the village, and had a cool, refreshing drink in a bar, before going back to collect our bags for the night.
    • The ocean air was refreshing and a cool breeze had tempered the thick Hawaiian heat.
    • He said putting the top of the can on his lips, enjoying the cool refreshing drink.
    Example sentences
    • Light, comfortable, and cool clothing is a must for carnival in Jamaica.
    • I remembered that my father wore velvet coats in the winter and cool shirts in the summer.
    • The enemy were strong, and could easily fight in the sun in their surprisingly cool robes.
  • 2 (reserved, hostile) [reception/behavior] frío to be cool to otoward sb estar* frío con algn
    Example sentences
    • However, the idea has received a cool reception from employers, who believe it is unrealistic for all but a very few companies and employees.
    • Most environmental non-governmental organisations have been cool to the idea of funding rehabilitation projects.
    • Throughout his life Louis treated her with a cool reserve.
    Example sentences
    • The Swede is known for keeping a cool head but said this was his nature, although bosses owe it to their teams to be confident and positive.
    • Despite these additional pressures, the bride-to-be is keeping a cool head.
    • Now ambulance staff have praised the Wigginton youngster for keeping a cool head and raising the alarm.
  • 3 3.1 (calm) [person/exterior] sereno, tranquilo keep cool! ¡tranquilo!, no te pongas nervioso to keep a cool head no perder* la calma cool, calm and collected tranquilo y sereno to play it cool [colloquial/familiar] tomarse las cosas con calma, no precipitarse 3.2 (unperturbed) impasible he's a very cool customer tiene una sangre fría impresionante
  • 4 [slang/argot] 4.1 (trendy, laid-back) he's really cool es muy en la onda [colloquial/familiar] es muy taquilla (Chile) [colloquial/familiar] it's cool to like this kind of music si te gusta este tipo de música estás en la onda or estás in [colloquial/familiar] those shades are really cool esas gafas de sol molan cantidad (Spain/España) [slang/argot] 4.2 (acceptable, all right) he's cool es un tipo bien [colloquial/familiar], es un tío legal (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar]
  • 5 (with numbers) [colloquial/familiar] a cool one million dollars la friolera de un millón de dólares [colloquial/familiar] an increase of a cool 10% un aumento de ni más ni menos que el 10%
    Example sentences
    • Who is going to replace her as the model of cool, trendy fashion on TV?
    • I've never been near here before, but the lights of Sydney look so cool at night.
    • Her style is different from anyone else I know, which made her totally cool in my book.
    Example sentences
    • Tomorrow I also get to see my nephew again for the first time in a month and a half - cool!
    • I didn't know all planets and planetoids were officially supposed to be named after gods of mythology - cool!
    • They are however looking for other indie kids who are unique in exactly the same way as them - cool, huh?
    Example sentences
    • No, it's cool; I don't mind talking about that.
    • I work hard at things to improve, but I also realize it takes time and I'm cool with that.
    • If that's not your thing, that's cool by me, but know that it's encouraged and applauded in this community.
    Example sentences
    • Belfast’s bid to become the European Capital of Culture in 2008 could cost a cool £150 million
    • A two-piece suit from this guy comes in at a cool two grand, so is unlikely to be realistic unless I win the lottery.
    • It’s got a top speed of 185 and would cost you a cool £110,000 to drive off the forecourt.


uncountable/no numerable
  • 1 (low temperature) let's stay here in the cool quedémonos aquí al fresco in the cool of the evening por la tarde cuando está or hace fresco
  • 2 (composure) calma (feminine) to keep one's cool mantener* la calma to lose one's cool perder* la calma

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • [air/room] refrigerar; [engine/food/enthusiasm] enfriar* to cool sb's temper apaciguar* a algn to cool it [slang/argot] cool it, you two! we don't want any fights in here ya está bien, que aquí no queremos peleas cool it! he's watching us! (American English/inglés norteamericano) disimula, que nos está mirando

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • [air/room] refrigerarse; [engine/food/enthusiasm] enfriarse* to cool toward sb/sth (American English/inglés norteamericano) perder* el entusiasmo por algn/algo he had cooled toward her/toward the idea of going to the movies ya no estaba tan entusiasmado con ella/con la idea de ir al cine

Phrasal verbs

cool down

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio 1.1 (become cooler) [food/iron] enfriarse*; [person] refrescarse* it starts to cool down around this time of day a esta hora del día empieza a refrescar 1.2 (become calmer) [temper/person] calmarse 1.1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento 2.1 (make cooler) [food] enfriar*; [person] refrescar* 2.2 (make calmer) [person] calmar

cool off

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio
1.1 (become cooler) [person] refrescarse* 1.2 (become calmer) calmarse 1.3 (lose enthusiasm, passion) enfriarse*

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