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Pronunciation: /ɑːd; ˈd/

Translation of odd in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo (-er, -est)

  • 1 (strange) [idea/person/behavior] raro, extraño the odd thing is that … lo raro or lo curioso es que … he's the oddest of men es el hombre más raro del mundo how odd that there's no one here to meet us qué raro que no haya venido nadie a buscarnos it was odd of her not to say anything fue raro que no dijera nada that's (very) odd: there's no milk left qué raro or qué cosa más rara: no queda leche how very odd that he should write to me now qué raro que me haya escrito ahora
    Example sentences
    • The graphics also seem very odd at times, it all looks lovely so long as you don't move.
    • And there were a couple of things he said that certainly seem rather odd.
    • Doesn't that seem rather odd that none of her colleagues would defend her?
  • 2 (occasional, random) (no comparative/sin comparativo) she smokes the odd cigarette se fuma algún or alguno que otro cigarrillo except for the odd fisherman … a excepción de algún or alguno que otro pescador … he's done odd jobs for us nos ha hecho algunos trabajitos
  • 3 (no comparative/sin comparativo) 3.1 (unmatched, single) [sock/glove] desparejado, sin pareja the odd one o the odd man out la excepción I was the odd woman o the odd one out yo era la excepción to be left the odd one o the odd man out quedar fuera, quedar excluido 3.2 [Mathematics/Matemáticas] [number] impar
    Example sentences
    • If the number in the second column is odd, divide it by two and drop the remainder.
    • Notice that smoothing a crossing changes the number of components of a link by one and that multiplication by z switches odd and even polynomials.
    • If you are taking half an odd number, use the integer quotient and ignore the remainder of 1.
    Example sentences
    • I've heard of sock heaven for odd socks, but there must be a bookmark heaven for missing bookmarks as I've lost heaps over the years.
    • Your muddled brain, full of paperclips and odd socks and dirty cotton wool buds simply cannot function.
    • I once wrote a manifesto for odd socks wearers on a post-it note.
  • 4 (no comparative/sin comparativo) 4.1 (being left over, spare) have you got the odd 3p? ¿tienes tres peniques sueltos or los tres peniques? if you've got the odd moment to spare si tienes algún momento libre I have a few odd bits of fabric left over me han sobrado unos retazos or (Spain/España) retales 4.2 (approximately) [colloquial/familiar] it cost me 30 pounds odd o 30-odd pounds me costó 30 y tantas libras or 30 y pico libras [colloquial/familiar] she must be 80 odd by now debe tener 80 y tantos años or 80 y pico (de) años [colloquial/familiar]
    Example sentences
    • The time saved by this happening far outweighs the odd occasion when someone does not leave it at the end of his drive.
    • Truth be told, there are crowds of people who never drink, or who drink only on the odd occasion.
    • We had the odd drink together but we didn't glam around.

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