- 1 (sort, type) 1.1 (of things) of all kindswhat kind of house is it?de todo tipode toda claseI like the kind with walnuts in¿qué tipo de casa es?it wasn't his kind of bookme gustan las/los que tienen nuecesthe usual kind of thingno era el tipo de libro que le gustaand all that kind of thinglo de siemprewhat kind of talk is that?y todo esohe has a business of some kind¿qué forma de hablar es esa?buy her chocolates or something of that kindtiene un negocio de algoI didn't say anything of the kindcómprale bombones o algo por el estiloit was your fault — nothing of the kind!yo no dije nada semejante1.2 (of people) she's not that kind of girlfue culpa tuya — ¡en absoluto! or ¡nada de eso!I can't stand that kind of person o [criticized usage] those kind of peopleno es de esaswhat kind of a fool do you take me for?no aguanto a ese tipo de gentewhat kind of (a) person is she?¿tú te crees que soy tonta?what kind of a father are you?¿qué tipo de persona es?¿cómo es?she's the kind of person who knows what she wants¿qué clase de padre eres?they're not really our kind of peoplees de las que saben lo que quierenhe didn't even apologize — his kind never dono son gente como unoni siquiera se disculpó — los de su calaña nunca lo hacenExample sentences
- It is one of those CD's that you want to keep playing and playing, the kind where you family tell you that they have heard it enough.
- He didn't seem the kind of guy who would just get talking to a stranger.
- We try to compensate for our natural sinfulness by performing good works of various kinds.
- 2 (something approximating to) she was overcome by a kind of yearningI had a kind of (a) feeling he'd be therela invadió una especie de añoranzapresentía or (Chile) (Mexico) [colloquial] me latía or (River Plate area) me palpitaba que iba a estar allí
- 3 (in phrases) in kindpayment in kindit's a difference in degree, not in kindpago (masculine) en especiehe repaid their insolence in kindes una diferencia cuantitativa y no cualitativahe repaid their generosity in kindles pagó su insolencia con la misma monedakind of [colloquial]he seemed kind of stupidcorrespondió a su generosidad de la misma maneraI kind of thought he wouldparecía como tonto [colloquial]is she pretty? — kind of, I supposeno sé por qué, pero pensé que lo haríait was kind of interesting to watch how they did it¿es bonita? — no está mal, digo yoof a kindthey served a meal, of a kindfue bastante interesante ver cómo lo hacíanthree of a kind (Games)sirvieron una especie de comida, si se le puede llamar asíthey're two of a kindtres del mismo palo
adjective -er, -est
- (offer/gesture)he's very kindwhat a kind thought!es muy buena personashe has a kind heart¡qué amabilidad!to be kindtiene buen corazón
tosomebodyshe's always been kind to melife has been kind to himsiempre ha sido muy amable conmigo or se ha portado muy bien conmigoit's very kind to your skinla vida lo ha tratado bienit was kind of you to helpno daña la pielhe was kind enough to drive me to the stationmuchas gracias por su ayuda or ha sido usted muy amablewould you be kind enough to o [formal] so kind as to accompany me?tuvo la gentileza de llevarme a la estación¿tendría la amabilidad de acompañarme?Example sentences
- In its most direct form, hospitality refers to a kindness to visitors: a friendly welcome and a kind or generous treatment offered to guests or strangers.
- The Chaplain was kind and polite and tried his level best to be decent.
- Ken, a reader and walker, has written a kind letter to me and has requested more routes south of York.
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