Translation of slow in Spanish:
adjective -er, -est
- 1(tempo/rate/reactions)it's slow work stripping furnitureshe's a slow learnerquitarles la pintura a los muebles lleva mucho tiempooak trees are very slow growerstiene problemas de aprendizajele cuesta aprenderI'm a slow readerlos robles crecen muy despaciohe's slow, but he gets the job doneleo despacioin a slow ovenes lento or trabaja despacio, pero termina las cosasa slow poisonen horno tibioit has a slow leak o (British English) punctureun veneno de efecto retardado or que tarda en hacer efectoto be slow to +pierde aire
infinitivethe authorities were slow to reacttardar en+ infinitiveshe wasn't slow to point out the defectslas autoridades tardaron en reaccionarhe was slow to angerno tardó en encontrarle defectos→ mark1 1 4 2tenía mucha pacienciaExample sentences
- It made short quick movements then proceeded at a 90 degrees from the original movement at a slow speed.
- The end repeats the design so far - slow followed by fast - in more concentrated form.
- The days are just moving so fast and slow at the same time, it's difficult to keep track.
- 2 2.1 (not lively)(novel/plot)business is slowlife here is very slowno hay mucho movimiento (en el negocio)2.2 (stupid) [euphemistic]el ritmo de vida aquí es muy lentopoco despierto [euphemistic]Example sentences
- Our human minds are slow to understand the awful wickedness of idol worship.
- Siobhan and her husband Eamonn, from Montenotte in Cork, realised something was wrong when their toddler was slow to learn to speak.
- This could mean that in intellectual exercises the child may be ahead, but in learning to ride a bike, for instance, slow to learn such a skill.
- I recognise that this has been a rather slow and dull debate to this point.
- Yeah, it has been a rather slow, boring kind of day, why do you ask?
- Her right foot moved first, then her left, alternating in a rather boring and slow way.
- 3 (of clock, watch) See examples: the kitchen clock is slowmy watch is five minutes slowel reloj de la cocina (se) atrasa or está atrasadomi reloj está cinco minutos atrasado
- 4 (Sport)(surface/pitch)Example sentences
- The first half of the Twentieth Century was a time of tremendous change; the last half was a time of fast food and slow travel.
- And if you are in the slow lane and too fast then again that is your own fault and you should move up a lane, dependent on how crowded other lanes are.
- The fast-lane campaign works on a similar principle to fast and slow lanes in swimming pools.
- It was kind of a slow field and was getting a little bogged down at the end.
- She has shown aptitude on fast and slow ground, is trained by a very able handler who thinks plenty of her and possibly has plenty more to come.
- For years and years the Australian turf in good weather has been all against the rising fast ball and slow bowler's spin.
- growth/inflation has slowed considerablythe train slowed to a stopel ritmo de crecimiento/el índice de inflación ha disminuido considerablementeel tren fue disminuyendo la velocidad hasta detenerseExample sentences
- The police car then slows to a halt, forcing the errant vehicle to slow with it.
- I knocked it out and jumped out as the vehicle was slowing in traffic.
- Marianne remembers the train slowing and the cattle doors being slung open.
- my watch runs slowslow! nice and slowmi reloj (se) atrasato go slow (driver/walker)despacio y con cuidadoavanzar lentamenteir despacio(take things easy)tomarse las cosas con calma(workers) (British English)trabajar a reglamentohacer huelga de celo (Spain)hacer una operación tortuga (Colombia)Example sentences
- Traffic was slow-paced with incidences of minor accidents.
- The day starts slow paced and builds momentum steadily.
- Mexico said that the great delays that had arisen in this matter were the result of the slow-paced justice in the courts.
- 1verb + adverb 1.1 (go more slowly)
- → slow down
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