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neat
American English: /nit/
British English: /niːt/

Translation of neat in Spanish:

adjective neater, neatest

  • 1 1.1 (tidy, orderly)
    (room)
    ordenado
    (garden)
    muy cuidado
    do up the buttons: it looks much neater
    abróchatelo: queda mucho mejor
    the bottles stand in neat rows
    las botellas están colocadas en filas muy ordenadas
    her hair is always very neat
    va siempre muy bien peinada or con el pelo muy arreglado
    his handwriting is very neat
    tiene muy buena letra
    he likes to have everything neat and tidy
    le gusta tenerlo todo muy arreglado
    le gusta tenerlo todo muy prolijo y ordenado (Río de la Plata)
    she likes to fit people into neat little categories
    le gusta encasillar a la gente de manera simplista
    Example sentences
    • The sergeant counted the money onto the kitchen table, note by note, arranging it in neat piles.
    • And when the City asked them to leave the sidewalk outside, they asked for an extra allotment of time, in order to be able to leave the site as neat and tidy as they found it.
    • The village was neat, with tidy little houses, arranged along three roads leading out from this castle.
    Example sentences
    • Now, yes, he's neat and clean, but I don't think that's a fault.
    • I was neat, clean, shaved and sober, and I didn't care who knew it.
    • And doesn't such an organized and neat man deserve to be indicted just for making us all look bad?
    1.2 (trim, compact) a neat little car
    un cochecito compacto
    she has a neat figure
    tiene muy buena figura
    tiene muy buen tipo (Spain)
    1.3 (deft)
    (catch)
    bueno
    hábil
    (somersault)
    bien hecho or ejecutado
    Example sentences
    • Calderon, an attacking midfielder, displayed some neat touches and demonstrated a willingness to run at defenders.
    • ‘It is a very neat, environmentally-friendly solution,’ says Dr Reeder.
    • At the moment we don't have a neat solution to the problem and it really is stretching staff and eroding morale.
    1.4 (ingenious)
    (gadget/solution)
    ingenioso
    bueno
    (translation/excuse)
    bueno
  • 2 (good, nice) (US) [colloquial]neat hat, man!
    ¡que sombrero más fantástico! [colloquial]
    ¡que sombrero más chulo! (Spain) [colloquial]
    ¡que sombrero más chévere! (Colombia) (Venezuela) [colloquial]
    ¡que sombrero más padre! (Mexico) [colloquial]
    ¡que sombrero más encachado! (Chile) [colloquial]
    he's a neat ballplayer
    es un jugador buenísimo
    es un jugador de narices (Spain) [colloquial]
  • 3 (British) I drink it neat
    lo bebo solo
    she drank half a bottle of neat vodka
    se bebió media botella de vodka puro
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