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fragile

Pronunciation: /ˈfrædʒəl; ˈfrædʒaɪl/

Translation of fragile in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 (easily broken) [object/china/glass] frágil fragile, handle with care cuidado, frágil
    Example sentences
    • Tourists also damage the fragile ecosystem by dumping plastic waste and driving over the grasslands.
    • It's best to watch them from the openings rather than swimming in, because you could damage the fragile coral roofs and frighten them off.
    • It had not occurred to them that a side-effect of their research might be damaging to the fragile ecology of the country they were studying.
    1.2 (easily destroyed) [relationship/link/agreement] precario, frágil
    Example sentences
    • Separatist conflicts are threatening to destroy the country's fragile democracy.
    • Unfortunately, Peter is also quickly losing his already fragile grip on reality.
    • The situation worsens, and threatens the fragile peace and stability of an entire region.
    1.3 (delicate) [person] débil; [health] delicado, precario
    Example sentences
    • We are fragile and vulnerable, and shall remain so for as long as we are creatures.
    • His boss had given him a few days off from work to watch over his ailing daughter and fragile wife.
    • In this case the most frail and fragile patients, newborns, are the ones who are being affected.

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