adj (-chier, -chiest)
- [person] susceptible; [subject/situation] delicado she's a bit touchy about her accent no le gusta que hagan comentarios sobre su acentoMore example sentences
More example sentences
- Even cool Capricorns can get touchy and easily upset during the Time of the Crab.
- If you go too slowly, the person thinks you don't want to hug them, and you have a touchy, cranky person on your hands for the rest of the evening.
- They often lash out suddenly and for no apparent reason, and may seem to be touchy or irritable most of the time.
- In this kind of situation, touchy subjects are skirted and cones of silence descend.
- By acquiescing to both England and Germany through the Iberian Indecision, France completely avoids this touchy issue.
- It's a touchy issue, I realize how complex and personal these decisions are to some people.
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...
In Spain the term castellano, rather than español, refers to the Spanish language as opposed to Catalan, Basque etc. The choice of word has political overtones: castellano has separatist connotations and español is considered centralist. In Latin America castellano is the usual term for Spanish.