Translation of clean in Spanish:
adjective/adjetivo (-er, -est)
- 1 1.1 (not soiled) [face/dressing] limpio are your hands clean? ¿tienes las manos limpias? she wiped the table clean limpió la mesa the dog licked the bone clean el perro lamió el hueso hasta dejarlo limpioExample sentences
- The source print seems to have been quite clean and free of dirt and damage, resulting in likely the best transfer you'll ever see.
- The film is surprisingly clean and free of dirt or scratches, and colors are vibrant and rich.
- There was dirt under the usually clean fingernails.
Example sentences1.2 (of habits) [person/animal] limpio
- When I replace the clean cutlery after washing up, there's always some already there to give me clues about where stuff lives.
- They sat on the edge of the low shelf which served as a bench, scrubbed and washed and dressed in clean tunics.
- But once you emerged from the darkness of the cellar with a tub of clean wash and started hanging on the line, this was for all the world to see.
- A wastebasket sat next to a stack of clean paper on the floor.
- It absorbs the color from the inks it blends, but is quickly cleaned with a couple of swipes on clean paper.
- He packs plants in cardboard boxes lined with clean paper and occasionally uses icepacks.
Example sentences1.3 (not used) [clothes/towel] limpio use a clean sheet of paper usa una hoja de papel nueva 1.4 (pure, non-polluting) [air/water] limpio, puro; [smell] a limpio; [taste] refrescante clean energy energía (feminine) no contaminante clean fuel combustible (masculine) limpio
- By these means, the virtuous mother could mold an unspoiled, respectful, neat, and clean child.
- Our girls are clean and healthy.
- Henry was fastidiously clean by the standards of the time.
- The show promises to transport the audience to an era when humour meant good clean fun.
- It was all good clean fun and a day many of the little people will cherish long after their Santa days.
- It's about time we resurrect the good clean fun in computer games because I am really tired of the blood and gore of 21 st-century games.
- Despite being labelled as a fast growing city, the average man on the street expects that the city would be clean and free from pollution.
- Sandanski has the lowest annual rainfall in Bulgaria and its air is remarkably clean and pollution-free.
- The water is one degree Celsius, but at least the normally polluted lake is clean enough to swim in today.
- The stew was spiked with still-crisp bits of green pepper and onion, and had a clean taste of fresh vegetables.
- The tamilok, its fans swear, has a fresh clean taste that sends shivers of pleasure down one's alimentary canal.
- This simple natural Thai soup offers fresh clean flavours that fuse the taste that is Thai cuisine.
- 2 2.1 (morally) [joke] inocente keep it clean: there will be children around no te pases, que habrá niños clean living vida (feminine) sana 2.2 (fair) [game/player/campaign] limpioExample sentences
- Market economics and the rule of law demand clean government.
- We live in a clinically clean society with rules and regulations.
- However, he still believes that corruption can be curbed by setting up a clean system and strict rules.
- ‘I strongly reject the implicit suggestion that their party is morally clean,’ he said.
- It is by self discipline and clean moral life that man can unveil the divine qualities in his personality.
- We need to be morally upright, like chaste virgins before God, pure and clean.
- 3 (unblemished) [driver's license] donde no constan infracciones the airport has a clean safety record no se han registrado accidentes en el aeropuerto the player with the cleanest disciplinary record el jugador que ha sido sancionado el menor número de veces clean copy (of a book) texto (masculine) or material (masculine) bien presentado to come clean about sth [colloquial/familiar] confesar* algoExample sentences
- With a clean credit record once again, I hope you will be able to arrange a loan.
- I really need a clean credit record because I will be moving house again shortly.
- He had never had an accident before and had previously had a completely clean driving record.
- 4 (well defined) [stroke/features] bien definido, nítido the clean lines of the design la pureza de líneas del diseño a clean break una fractura limpia she made a clean break with the past cortó radicalmente con el pasado she decided to make a clean break and stop seeing him decidió cortar por lo sano y dejar de verloExample sentences
- This urban contemporary collection keeps things in perspective with simple forms, clean lines and subtle shapes.
- Linen looks best in simple shapes, with clean geometric lines.
- The clean lines and the simple shapes are compelling in their quiet beauty and grace.
transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- 1.1 (remove dirt from) [house/windows/carpet] limpiar; [car/floor] lavar, limpiar; [blackboard] borrar, limpiar have you cleaned your teeth? ¿te has lavado los dientes?to clean sth
ofsth it must be cleaned of dust and grease hay que quitarle el polvo y la grasato clean sth from/ offsth he cleaned the splashes off the windows limpió las salpicaduras que había en las ventanas you can clean it off with a sponge lo puedes quitar con una esponja 1.2 (dry clean) limpiar en seco, llevar a la tintorería or (in Spain also/en España también) al tinte 1.3 [fish/chicken] limpiar
intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo
- 1.1 (become clean) this carpet cleans well esta alfombra se limpia fácil or queda muy bien cuando se limpia the stain cleaned off easily la mancha salió sin problemas 1.2 (remove dirt) [substance/device] limpiar
- [colloquial/familiar] (no plural/sin plural) limpieza (feminine) it needs a good clean necesita una buena limpieza just give it a quick clean dale una repasadita [colloquial/familiar]
clean out verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento (clean thoroughly) [room/car/stable] vaciar* y limpiar ([ a fondo ]) 1.1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento (empty, exhaust) [colloquial/familiar] I'm cleaned out at the moment estoy pelado or (in Southern Cone also/en Cono Sur también) pato [colloquial/familiar] did they steal a lot? — they cleaned him out ¿robaron mucho? — lo desplumaron [colloquial/familiar] that weekend away cleaned me out ese viaje de fin de semana me dejó pelado or (in Southern Cone also/en Cono Sur también) pato [colloquial/familiar] we cleaned them out of booze los dejamos sin bebidas
clean up verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento 1.1 [room/garden] limpiar I'll just clean myself up before they arrive voy a arreglarme or lavarme un poco antes de que lleguen 1.2 (morally) [city/television/politics] limpiar 1.3 [colloquial/familiar] [money/fortune] hacer*, sacar* 1.1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio 2.1 (make clean) limpiar I'm tired of cleaning up after you estoy harto de limpiar lo que tú ensucias 2.2 (make money) [slang/argot] barrer con todo [colloquial/familiar]
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Find out how to write letters in Spanish, including advice on greetings, layout, endings...
In Spain, a school that is privately owned but receives a government grant is called a colegio concertado. Parents pay monthly fees, but not as much as in a