There are 3 translations of precious in Spanish:

precious1

Pronunciation: /ˈpreʃəs/

adj

  • 1 1.1 (valuable) [jewel/object] precioso, valiosísimo precious metal metal (m) precioso precious stone piedra (f) preciosa capture those precious moments with your camera capte esos momentos tan preciados con su cámara fotográfica we lost precious time perdimos tiempo precioso
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    • 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.
    1.2 (dear) queridoto be precious to sb this necklace is very precious to her le tiene mucho cariño a este collar your friendship is very precious to me tengo en gran estima tu amistad, valoro mucho tu amistad
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    • 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.
    1.3 [iro] her precious son su queridísimo hijo [irónico/ironical] you can keep your precious ring guárdate tu maldito anillo
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    • 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) [manner/speech/person] preciosista, afectado
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    • 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.

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Word of the day precioso
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beautiful …
Cultural fact of the day

Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.

There are 3 translations of precious in Spanish:

precious2

adv

  • [colloquial/familiar] (as intensifier) precious few muy pocos, poquísimos she's done precious little to help bien poco ha hecho para ayudar

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Word of the day precioso
adj
beautiful …
Cultural fact of the day

Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.

There are 3 translations of precious in Spanish:

precious3

n

  • (as form of address) tesoro there, there, (my) precious, don't cry vamos, no llores, (mi) tesoro
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    • 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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Word of the day precioso
adj
beautiful …
Cultural fact of the day

Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.