adj (-er, -est)
- 1 1.1 (tidy, orderly) [appearance] arreglado, cuidado, prolijo (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) ; [person] pulcro, prolijo (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) ; [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 or (in River Plate area also/en Río de la Plata también) prolijo y ordenado she likes to fit people into neat little categories le gusta encasillar a la gente de manera simplistaMore example sentences
More example sentences1.2 (trim, compact) a neat little car un cochecito compacto she has a neat figure tiene muy buena figura or (Spain/España) muy buen tipo 1.3 (deft) [catch] bueno, hábil; [somersault] bien hecho or ejecutado 1.4 (ingenious) [gadget/solution] ingenioso, bueno; [translation/excuse] bueno
- 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.
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- 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?
- 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.
- 2 (good, nice) (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar] neat hat, man! ¡que sombrero más fantástico or (Spain/España) chulo or (Colombia, Venezuela) más chévere or (Mexico/México) más padre or (Chile) más encachado! [colloquial/familiar] he's a neat ballplayer es un jugador buenísimo or (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar] de narices
- 3 (British English/inglés británico) solo I drink it neat lo bebo solo she drank half a bottle of neat vodka se bebió media botella de vodka puro
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
Spain's War of Independence against Napoleon Bonaparte's French occupation was ignited by the popular revolt in Madrid on 2 May 1808 against the French army. With support from the Duke of Wellington, Spanish resistance continued for over five years in a guerra de guerrillas which gave the world the concept and the term guerrilla warfare. The autocratic Fernando VII was restored to the throne in 1814, and his first act was to abolish the progressive Constitution of Cadiz adopted in 1812.