- 3 [Chemistry/Química] [water] ablandar, descalcificar*More example sentences
- Observations have shown increased copper levels in water softened with ion exchange water softeners.
- The higher the concentration of these minerals, the more sodium needed to soften the water.
- The vinegar in this formula will help to remove stains, odors and soften the water.
- 1 1.1 (become less hard) [dough/clay/butter] ablandarse; [leather] ablandarse; [skin] suavizarse* 1.2 (become less harsh) [light/color] suavizarse*More example sentences
- When the oil is hot, add the carrot and onion and cook, stirring, until the vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes.
- These are products which can prevent drying of the skin, thereby moisturizing and softening the skin.
- It offers a rich, creamy lather that will invigorate, moisturize and soften your hair.
- 2 2.1 (become gentler) [person/heart] ablandarse; [voice] suavizarse*, dulcificarse* 2.2 (become quieter) bajar (de volumen)More example sentences2.3 (become more moderate) volverse* menos intransigente
- Something sharp and dangerous transformed his face, his expression going from that of a parent trying to soften a blow to a dark anger.
- The combination lets people have it both ways: The foam keeps the cushion upright and helps it hold its shape, while the down makes a comfortable seat and softens the severe line of the foam.
- Better to wait until bubbles burst and manage the consequences, softening the economic blow by loosening monetary policy very quickly.
- verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento 1.1 (make soft) ablandar 1.2 [town/fortress] debilitar 1.3 [person] ablandar 1.1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio 2.1 (become soft) ablandarse 2.2 (relent) [person] ablandarse, suavizarse*to soften up
onsb/sth they've softened up on crime se han vuelto más tolerantes ante la delincuencia don't soften up on him no le aflojes [colloquial/familiar], no te pongas blando con él
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
Spain's War of Independence against Napoleon Bonaparte's French occupation was ignited by the popular revolt in Madrid on 2 May 1808 against the French army. With support from the Duke of Wellington, Spanish resistance continued for over five years in a guerra de guerrillas which gave the world the concept and the term guerrilla warfare. The autocratic Fernando VII was restored to the throne in 1814, and his first act was to abolish the progressive Constitution of Cadiz adopted in 1812.