Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Wednesday January 30, 2013

frío, adjective:

Like cold, has both a literal and a non-literal meaning. Literally, it describes how hot — or not — something is:

Tengo las manos frías.
My hands are cold.

El agua está muy fría.
The water’s very cold.

Non-literally it refers to people’s attitudes and personalities.

Era frío y calculador.
He was cold and calculating.

Los ingleses tienen fama de ser muy fríos.
The English have a reputation for being very cold.

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