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slick

Pronunciation: /slɪk/

Translation of slick in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo (-er, -est)

  • 1 1.1 (superficial) [book/program] ingenioso pero insustancial 1.2 [person] (glib) de mucha labia; (clever) hábil; [reply] fácil
    Example sentences
    • Today's pirates are slick professional operations filling Britain's airwaves with everything from street music to extreme political messages.
    • Py's stagecraft, with its rolling trolleys, red curtains and golded frames like religious icons, is slick and efficient, but not dazzling.
    • Brazil's slick passing game gathered pace, helped by Turkey's defensive errors, but the score was unchanged at halftime.
    Example sentences
    • Don't be fooled by the slick advertising and deceptively impressive hardware and launch titles.
    • Far from being slick and superficial, it is, he says, a natural empathy with the listener which wins their sympathy and support and shows the best side of the politician.
    • But this effort is based on action, not slick advertising.
    1.3 (professional, smart) [performance/production] muy logrado or pulido he's a slick dresser viste con mucho estilo
    Example sentences
    • He was tall with black, slick hair and brown eyes.
    • Maria soon returned with her father, a burly man with a curled black mustache and slick hair.
    • His straight slick hair shone like silver in the moonlight.

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (smooth patch) superficie (feminine) resbaladiza
    (oil slick)
    marea (feminine) negra
    1.2 [Cars/Automovilismo] [Sport/Deporte] neumático (masculine) sin dibujo

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • to slick one's hair down alisarse el pelo his sleek, slicked-back hair su pelo lacio y brillante peinado hacia atrás

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The language of the Basque Country and Navarre is euskera, spoken by around 750,000 people; in Spanish vasco or vascuence. It is also spelled euskara. Basque is unrelated to the Indo-European languages and its origins are unclear. Like Spain's other regional languages, Basque was banned under Franco. With the return of democracy, it became an official language alongside Spanish, in the regions where it is spoken. It is a compulsory school subject and is required for many official and administrative posts in the Basque Country. There is Basque language television and radio and a considerable number of books are published in Basque. See also lenguas cooficiales