Translation of precious in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 (valuable)(jewel/object)capture those precious moments with your cameravaliosísimowe lost precious timecapte esos momentos tan preciados con su cámara fotográficaperdimos tiempo preciosoExample sentences1.2 (dear) to be precious
- One of the most beneficial meditations in Buddhism is to contemplate how fortunate we are to have this precious life.
- The democracy of manners is a precious achievement.
- An unpleasant manner can lose you precious business.
tosomebodythis necklace is very precious to heryour friendship is very precious to mele tiene mucho cariño a este collartengo en gran estima tu amistadvaloro mucho tu amistadExample sentences1.3 [ironic]her precious son
you can keep your precious ringsu queridísimo hijo [irónico]guárdate tu maldito anilloExample sentences
- We were not rich, but we had a few bits of furniture and other treasures that were precious to us and we took as much as we could, including our piano.
- I wanted to have something precious to love and care for; it wasn't simply enough to be loved anymore.
- The results suggested a ragtag yard sale, but for the handwritten notes explaining why each object was so precious to the possessor.
- There may be precious little grace in these streets, but there's a precious lot of talent in these pages.
- I spent my time doing chores and praying, leaving precious little time for friendships.
- He tore it to shreds, leaving precious little of it intact.
- 2 (affected)Example sentences
- It is the most elegant and precious business card in the world.
- Detailing is refined but never precious, allowing the house to feel at once substantial and robust, light and refined.
- Forthrightness can override a too precious concern for complete accuracy.
- (as form of address) there, there, (my) precious, don't cryExample sentences
- However, I don't buy the mother's story that her little precious doesn't know what a pimp is.
- All this time Antonio had been searching for his stolen precious.
- I have also had far too many conversations about the perils of dropping the precious.
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