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ripe
American English: /raɪp/
British English: /rʌɪp/

Translation of ripe in Spanish:

adjective

  • 1.1
    (fruit/vegetables)
    (cheese)
    to live to a ripe old age
    vivir muchos años
    Example sentences
    • Outside in the back garden, he could see Mrs Galloway, who was their cook, picking ripe fruit from the strawberry patches nearby the greenhouse, collecting them in her apron.
    • I proceeded to pick the ripe fruits and vegetables.
    • The vendors took great pride in displaying and selling their wares; the ripe fruits adding colour and the voices of vendors adding din to the already noisy bazaar.
    Example sentences
    • I give them each some of my real buttermilk, soured just right, or a chunk of my ripe cheese.
    • A generation of consumers accustomed to ripe, sweeter fleshy wines from the new world will be astonished at the sheer opulence of these wines.
    • This is a gorgeous, perfectly ripe and totally consistent Cabernet Sauvignon.
    1.2 (ready)to be ripe for somethingthe fruit was ripe for picking
    la fruta estaba lista para ser cosechada
    the law is ripe for reform
    es el momento propicio or oportuno para reformar la ley
    we will act when the time is ripe
    actuaremos cuando sea el momento or cuando sea oportuno
    the time is ripe for change
    están dadas las circunstancias para un cambio
    Example sentences
    • The time is ripe for a new focus on winning a share of the shopper that will have a shelf life well beyond the cold, hard realities of an economic slowdown.
    • The time was ripe for change, hence the creation of the Academy in 1980.
    • He felt his stomach growling, and decided the time was ripe for some food.
    1.3 (full, rounded)
    (lips)
    1.4 (pungent) [colloquial]
    (smell)
    those socks are a bit ripe
    esos calcetines huelen que apestan or (in Spain also) huelen que alimentan [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • The two riders hauled their animals to a halt at the very edge of the riverbed, smelling the carnage before they saw it: a ripe stench hanging on the breeze.

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