Translation of soft in Spanish:

soft

Pronunciation: /sɔːft; sɒft/

adj (-er, -est)

  • 1 1.1 (not hard) [cushion/mattress] blando, mullido; [ground/snow] blando, mullido; [dough/clay/butter] blando; [wood/pencil] blando; [metal] maleable, dúctil; [brush/toothbrush] blando a book in soft covers un libro en rústica or en pasta blanda soft cheese (BrE) queso (m) blando to go soft ablandarse 1.2 (smooth) [fur/hair/fabric] suave; [skin] suave, terso
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    • They captured the glossy surfaces of fruit and fish, and the soft textures of velvet and lace.
    • Slip on one of her soft, smooth, silky pieces and you'll immediately realize why they're so popular.
    • And after all that scrubbing the surface is silky soft and touchy-feely right now.
  • 2 2.1 (light) suave a soft landing un aterrizaje suave 2.2 (mild, subdued) [breeze] suave; [light/color] suave, tenue
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    • He moved out into the hall as her soft voice sounded behind him, even quieter than usual, as if she were talking to only herself.
    • The mysterious sounds, the soft voices - I enjoy the silent solitude of the night.
    • He was a big man with a soft voice, the sound of the northlands of Roscommon in his western rural accent.
    2.3 (quiet) [music] suave in a soft voice en voz baja the radio is too soft la radio está demasiado baja 2.4 [Art] [Cin] [Phot] [edge/outline] difuminado
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    • Contrast is rather soft at times and edge effects are apparent though not distracting.
    • Her darkened skin stood in contrast to the soft glow of the dress as she slipped on the impractical shoes and made her way out of the door.
    • I marvel at such early perception of the subtle line, the power of an arc, a soft shadow that glows darkly under the skin.
  • 3 3.1 (weak, lenient) blando, indulgente to be soft on owith sb ser* blando or indulgente con algn they accuse the government of going soft on immigration acusan al gobierno de aflojar demasiado la mano con la inmigración to take a softer line on sth adoptar una actitud menos intransigente sobre algo 3.2 (out of condition) [person/muscles] flojo, fláccido
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    • My old self would have said I was soft and pathetic.
    • They are always soft, irresolute men--homebodies with more dynamic girlfriends or wives.
    • I am soft, centre, wishy-washy new labour and ashamed of it.
    3.3 (feeble-minded) [colloquial/familiar] to be soft (in the head) ser* estúpido
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    • One would have to be soft in the head to vote for someone who is obviously easily manipulated by those around him.
    • They think clean air is always more important than cheap housing and treat those who would dare to choose otherwise as soft in the head.
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    • They have soft hearts and tender souls, but they are not totally naive.
    • Do you think that Arafat's coverage has been, over the years, too soft, too sympathetic by the press?
    • It's a sweet, soft, very compassionate piece that has a lot of presence and a lot of honesty in it.
  • 4 4.1 (easy) [colloquial/familiar] [life/time] fácil a soft job un trabajito cómodo [familiar/colloquial], un chollo (Esp) [familiar/colloquial] the soft option el camino fácil a soft target un blanco fácil 4.2 [Busn] blando a soft loan un préstamo or crédito blando soft sell venta (f) blanda (venta sin técnicas agresivas)
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    • Some men think it's a soft job and they are too butch to do it, but it doesn't have to be like that.
    • The price of enjoying such soft work is that it is sometimes accompanied by considerable verbal abuse from the officers.
    • The exceptionally bright and capable young man said that he had led a soft life and wanted to be a marine because ‘they're the toughest and most disciplined in the world.’
  • 5 5.1 (kind) [answer/smile/nature] dulce; [words] amable, tierno 5.2 (emotionally attached) to be soft on sb tener* debilidad por algn
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    • Sir Irwin held him down gently, soothing him with soft words and petting him.
    • When she spoke, her words were soft and soothing, and calmed him of his nervousness.
    • He approaches the alien with his hands up and with soft words, explains to the alien that he means no harm and welcomes the creature.
  • 6 6.1 [drugs] blando; [pornography] blando [pop/rock] [Mus] blando 6.2 [evidence] no concluyente 6.3 (unstable) [Fin] [money/currency] débil, blando; [market] flojo the price of crude is currently very soft el precio del crudo está muy débil actualmente
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    • By this I am indicating that a soft currency may be acceptable for a while - the question is: For how long?
    • It was simply too easy to run an inefficient operation, as our lack of competitive systems was simply made good by a soft currency.
    • During soft markets, insurers tend to undercut prices for competitive reasons.
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    • Natalie lay on her bed; a soft breeze rustled the fabric curtains and her dirty blonde hair.
    • A soft breeze caressed flowers and leaves, sometimes making the branches shiver.
    • She stared at the surroundings and a soft breeze started to blow.
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    • The procedure is carried out in babies in their first six months when the ear is extremely soft and easy to mould and can be successful within just a fortnight.
    • So both hard and soft margarines (the latter to a lesser extent) are like saturated fats.
    • She hated his kisses because his lips were always cold and soft to the touch, too soft, not firm like Timothy's.

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