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American English: /ˈɑbviəs/
British English: /ˈɒbvɪəs/

Translation of obvious in Spanish:


  • 1 (evident, clear)
    his disappointment was obvious
    su decepción era evidente or palpable
    we've made a big mistake — that's obvious or that much is obvious
    hemos cometido un gran error — eso está claro or es obvio
    the obvious thing to do is …
    no cabe duda de que lo que hay que hacer es …
    if there is a connection, it's not at all obvious to me
    si es que hay alguna relación, yo no la veo nada clara
    it was perfectly obvious that she was lying
    no cabía la menor duda de que estaba mintiendo
    estaba clarísimo que mentía
    it was obvious to anyone that it was too heavy
    cualquiera se hubiera dado cuenta de que pesaba demasiado
    it was obvious to us that something was wrong
    nos dábamos perfecta cuenta or nos resultaba obvio que algo iba mal
    it's by no means obvious who'll succeed her
    no está nada claro quién tomará su puesto
    it's obvious the thieves got in through the window
    está claro que los ladrones entraron por la ventana
    they made it very obvious (that) they hadn't enjoyed the party
    hicieron muy patente el hecho que no les había gustado la fiesta
    Example sentences
    • When you look at these two options in this light, doesn't the answer seem glaringly obvious?
    • The Great Bars are dying because of fear and bad science, but the solutions seem pretty obvious.
    • All have been glaringly obvious for years, but has Davies done anything about any of them?
  • 2 (unmistakable) (before noun) it's an obvious lie/copy
    es claramente mentira/una copia
    es una burda mentira/copia
    she's the obvious candidate for the job
    es la candidata indiscutible or obvia para el puesto
    he has no obvious successor
    no tiene un sucesor claro or ningún sucesor aparente
    Example sentences
    • Even those who like their comedy gently done are likely to find this too flimsy and obvious.
    • He had made it painfully obvious that she no longer belonged in his world.
    • The casting somehow manages to be terribly clever and terribly obvious at the same time.
  • 3 (unsubtle) it was such an obvious ploy
    el ardid era tan evidente or obvio
    try to hear what they are saying, but don't be too obvious about it
    trata de oír lo que dicen, pero con disimulo


  • to say we're alarmed would be stating the obvious
    de más está decir or huelga decir que estamos alarmados
    decir que estamos alarmados no es ninguna novedad
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