- 1 1.1 (sin mezcla) pure puro zumo de uva pure grape juice es de pura lana it's pure wool el aire puro del campo the fresh o clean country air 1.2 (casto, inocente) [mujer] chaste, pure [niño] innocent [mirada/amor] innocent, pure
- 2 (mero, simple) (delante del n) es la pura verdad it's the plain o honest truth [colloquial/familiar] acertó por pura casualidad she got it right by pure o sheer chance fue pura coincidencia it was pure o sheer coincidence esta carne es pura grasa this meat is nothing but fat o is all fat es puro músculo he's all muscle lo hizo por puro capricho she did it purely on a whim se quedó dormido de puro cansancio he fell asleep from sheer exhaustion en puro invierno (Col) in the middle of winter
- 3 (AmL) [familiar/colloquial] (solo) en esa oficina trabajan puras mujeres there are only women in that office, there aren't any men at all in that office a ese bar van puros viejos only old men go to that bar son puras mentiras it's just a pack of lies [colloquial/familiar], it's all lies
The name of Spain's state-run post office is correos. Stamps can be bought in an estanco, although certified or express mail must be sent from a post office (estafeta or oficina de correos). Postboxes in Spain are silver with red and yellow hoops. There are also red boxes for urgent mail. In Latin America correo, in the singular, means both a post office and the mail system.
- 1 (AmL) [familiar/colloquial] (muy, tan) se murió de puro vieja she just died of old age ni se sabe de qué color es de puro sucio que está it's so filthy you can't even tell what color it is lo hizo de puro egoísta he did it out of sheer selfishness, he did it purely out of selfishness
- 2 (Col) [familiar/colloquial], (justo) right lo mataron puro al borde de la carretera they killed him right beside the road
- 1.1 (cigarro) cigar 1.2 (Esp) [familiar/colloquial] (tarea difícil) esta asignatura es un puro this subject is really heavy going o is really tough [colloquial/familiar] 1.3 (Esp) [familiar/colloquial] (castigo) ¡vaya puro! that's a bit stiff o tough! [colloquial/familiar] te van a meter un buen puro they're going to throw the book at you [colloquial/familiar]