There are 3 translations of slow in Spanish:

slow1

Pronunciation: /sləʊ/

adj (-er, -est)

  • 1 [tempo/rate/reactions] lento it's slow work stripping furniture quitarles la pintura a los muebles lleva mucho tiempo she's a slow learner tiene problemas de aprendizaje, le cuesta aprender oak trees are very slow growers los robles crecen muy despacio I'm a slow reader leo despacio he's slow, but he gets the job done es lento or trabaja despacio, pero termina las cosas in a slow oven en horno tibio a slow poison un veneno de efecto retardado or que tarda en hacer efecto it has a slow leak o (BrE) puncture pierde aire to be slow to + inf tardar en + inf the authorities were slow to react las autoridades tardaron en reaccionar she wasn't slow to point out the defects no tardó en encontrarle defectos he was slow to anger tenía mucha paciencia mark1 4 2
  • 2 2.1 (not lively) [novel/plot] lento business is slow no hay mucho movimiento (en el negocio) life here is very slow el ritmo de vida aquí es muy lento 2.2 (stupid) [euphemism/eufemismo] poco despierto [eufemismo/euphemism], corto (de entendederas) [familiar/colloquial]
  • 3 (of clock, watch) the kitchen clock is slow el reloj de la cocina (se) atrasa or está atrasado my watch is five minutes slow mi reloj está cinco minutos atrasado
  • 4 [Sport] [surface/pitch] lento

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Word of the day caudillo
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leader …
Cultural fact of the day

The most famous celebrations of Holy Week in the Spanish-speaking world are held in Seville. Lay brotherhoods, cofradías, process through the city in huge parades between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. Costaleros bear the pasos, huge floats carrying religious figures made of painted wood. Others, nazarenos (Nazarenes) and penitentes (penitents) walk alongside the pasos, in their distinctive costumes. During the processions they sing saetas, flamenco verses mourning Christ's passion. The Seville celebrations date back to the sixteenth century.

There are 3 translations of slow in Spanish:

slow2

vi

  • growth/inflation has slowed considerably el ritmo de crecimiento/el índice de inflación ha disminuido considerablemente the train slowed to a stop el tren fue disminuyendo la velocidad hasta detenerse

vt

  • we slowed our pace to allow them to catch up aflojamos el paso or aminoramos la marcha para que pudieran alcanzarnos bad weather slowed their progress el mal tiempo los retrasó alcohol slows your reactions el alcohol entorpece sus reflejos

Phrasal verbs

slow down

v + adv 1.1 (go more slowly) [walker/runner] aflojar el paso, aminorar la marcha; [vehicle/driver] reducir* la velocidad; [speaker] hablar más despacio she's slowing down as she gets older se está haciendo más lenta a medida que envejece 1.2 (be less active) [colloquial/familiar] tomarse las cosas con más calma 1.1v + o + adv, v + adv + o 2.1 [process] hacer* más lento, ralentizar*, enlentecer* the weight he is carrying slows him down el peso que lleva lo hace ir más lento 2.2 [vehicle/engine] reducir* la velocidad de

slow up

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Word of the day caudillo
m
leader …
Cultural fact of the day

The most famous celebrations of Holy Week in the Spanish-speaking world are held in Seville. Lay brotherhoods, cofradías, process through the city in huge parades between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. Costaleros bear the pasos, huge floats carrying religious figures made of painted wood. Others, nazarenos (Nazarenes) and penitentes (penitents) walk alongside the pasos, in their distinctive costumes. During the processions they sing saetas, flamenco verses mourning Christ's passion. The Seville celebrations date back to the sixteenth century.

There are 3 translations of slow in Spanish:

slow3

adv

  • lentamente, despacio my watch runs slow mi reloj (se) atrasa slow! despacio nice and slow despacio y con cuidado to go slow [driver/walker] avanzar* lentamente, ir* despacio (take things easy) tomarse las cosas con calma [workers] (BrE) trabajar a reglamento, hacer* huelga de celo (Esp) , hacer* una operación tortuga (Col)

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Word of the day caudillo
m
leader …
Cultural fact of the day

The most famous celebrations of Holy Week in the Spanish-speaking world are held in Seville. Lay brotherhoods, cofradías, process through the city in huge parades between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. Costaleros bear the pasos, huge floats carrying religious figures made of painted wood. Others, nazarenos (Nazarenes) and penitentes (penitents) walk alongside the pasos, in their distinctive costumes. During the processions they sing saetas, flamenco verses mourning Christ's passion. The Seville celebrations date back to the sixteenth century.