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American English: /seɪf/
British English: /seɪf/

Translation of safe in Spanish:

adjective safer, safest

  • 1 1.1 (secure from danger) (predicative) the money will be safe here his reputation is safe
    su reputación está a salvo
    you are not safe here
    corres peligro aquí
    keep these documents safe
    guarda estos documentos en un lugar seguro
    your secret is safe with me
    puedes confiar en que guardaré tu secreto
    to be safe from somebody/somethingat least we're safe from the threat of dismissal
    por lo menos no corremos peligro de que nos despidan
    we'll be safe from prying eyes/from him here
    aquí estaremos a salvo de curiosos/de él
    she's safe from any immediate danger
    está fuera de peligro inmediato
    no one is safe from her sharp tongue
    nadie está a salvo or nadie se salva de su lengua mordaz
    safe pair of hands
    persona en la que se puede confiar
    Example sentences
    • I hope and pray that the friends and family who mean so much to Sherry have survived and are safe from harm.
    • At least here, they are safe from the dangers of everyday life in the worst of areas.
    • Now safe from harm, he and his parents continued their journey and when they arrived in Timnah the lovers looked at each other and were pleased.
    1.2 (unharmed) (predicative) they were found safe and well or safe and sound
    los encontraron sanos y salvos
    thank God you're safe
    gracias a Dios no te ha pasado nada
    all the passengers are safe
    ningún pasajero resultó herido
    todos los pasajeros resultaron ilesos
    Example sentences
    • Civilian employers are concerned about your welfare and want you to return home safe and sound.
    • Fortunately the missing person turned up, safe and sound, and the boat returned to its station.
    • There is still time to hand in photographs all of which will be returned safely to their owners safe and sound.
    1.3 (offering protection)
    keep the medicine in a safe place
    guarde la medicina en (un) lugar seguro
    Example sentences
    • With two out of every three deaths in Iraq caused by diarrhoea and respiratory infections, a safe supply of clean water is crucial to child survival.
    • Because of this we decide that the water was safe enough to clean up in and drink.
    • Fact: the vast majority of Scotland's coastal waters are clean and safe for bathing.
    Example sentences
    • They say they chose the location for its outstanding beauty and the fact that it affords a safe place for their children to play.
    • A civil order status, on the other hand, would imply that the area was safe, with security affairs controlled by the police.
    • You see, Margo, most people want a job, house mortgage rates they can afford, a safe environment for their children.
  • 2 (not dangerous) that ladder isn't very safe
    esa escalera no es muy segura
    is the water safe to drink?
    ¿se puede beber el agua sin peligro?
    do you think it's safe to go out now?
    ¿crees que ya no hay peligro y se puede salir?
    have a safe journey
    (que tengas) buen viaje
  • 3 (not risky)
    sin riesgo
    he's a very safe driver it's a pretty safe bet that he will win
    (de) seguro que gana él
    it's safe to say that …
    se puede decir sin temor a equivocarse que …
    they opted for the safe choice
    fueron a lo seguro
    a safe seat (Politics)
    (una circunscripción donde la victoria está prácticamente asegurada)
    buy six bottles to be on the safe side
    compra seis botellas para que no vaya a faltar or para mayor seguridad
    we'd better leave at four o'clock to be on the safe side
    mejor salgamos a las cuatro por si acaso or por las dudas
    better (to be) safe than sorry play 2 5 2


  • 1 (for valuables) (before noun) safe cracker or (British) breaker
    ladrón (-drona) (masculine, feminine) de cajas fuertes
    desvalijador (-dora) (masculine, feminine) de cajas fuertes
    Example sentences
    • Another successful selling point Abrams uses is the discounts many insurance companies give to customers who purchase fireproof safes for their valuables.
    • Personakey's Touch Open locking storage cases and safes are nothing short of amazing.
    • But not so lucky were files, plans and tapes stored in a fireproof cabinet and safe in Manhattan.
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