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Collins Spanish Dictionary- Complete & Unabridged
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thin

[θɪn]

  1. ADJ

    (compar thinner)

    (superl thinnest)

    1. (=not fat) [person, legs, arms] delgado, flaco pej; [waist] delgado, estrecho; [face] delgado; [nose] delgado, afilado; [lips] fino; [animal] flaco

    2. (=not thick) [layer, sheet] fino, delgado; [wall] delgado; [slice, line, fabric] fino

      line I, 1., 1)

    3. (=watery) [custard, sauce, paint] poco espeso

    4. (=not dense) [smoke, fog, rain] fino

    5. (=sparse) [beard, hair] ralo, escaso; [eyebrows] fino, delgado; [crowd] escaso, poco numeroso

    6. (=unconvincing) [excuse] pobre, poco convincente; [evidence] poco concluyente; [argument, essay, script] pobre, flojo

    7. (=weak) [voice] aflautado

    8. (Econ) [profit] escaso

    9. (=lacking oxygen) [air, atmosphere] enrarecido, rarificado

  2. ADV (=thinly)

    spread 2., 5)

  3. VT

    1. (also: thin out) (=reduce in number) [+ population, group] mermar; [+ seedlings] entresacar

    2. (also: thin down) (=dilute) [+ sauce, soup] aclarar; [+ paint] diluir

  4. (also: thin out) (=lessen) [fog] aclararse; [ozone layer] hacerse menos espeso; [crowd] disminuir; [population] mermar, reducirse

Examples from texts

Then a thin, dark-skinned young woman with big breasts took off her clothes while seated on a bed.
Después aparecía una mujer joven, muy morena, delgada y con grandes pechos, que se desnudaba sentada en una cama.
Bolano, Roberto / 2666Bolano, Roberto / 2666
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 por herederos de Roberto Bolaño
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 by the heirs of Roberto Bolaño
© 2008 by Natasha Wimmer
The descriptions he could come up with were vague, when not contradictory: Cifuentes was short and thin and his sister was nondescript looking.
Las descripciones que pudo conseguir fueron vagas, cuando no contradictorias: Cifuentes era chaparro y muy delgado y su hermana tenía rasgos físicos nada memorables.
Bolano, Roberto / 2666Bolano, Roberto / 2666
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 por herederos de Roberto Bolaño
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 by the heirs of Roberto Bolaño
© 2008 by Natasha Wimmer
He could read the name 'Joanie' stamped in thin letters in the center of the chain.
En el centro de la cadena se alcanzaba a leer «Joanie» grabado en letras diminutas.
Katzenbach, John / Just CauseKatzenbach, John / Juicio Final
Juicio Final
Katzenbach, John
© 1992 by John Katzenbach
© Ediciones B, S. A., 2006
Just Cause
Katzenbach, John
© 1992 by John Katzenbach
Weirdest of all, the silver layer is so thin—only 50 to 100 nanometers—that it actually solidifies.
Lo más extraño de todo es que la capa de plata es tan delgada —sólo de 50 a 100 nanómetros— que en realidad se solidifica.
The broken filaments of the flash would turn a molten marble blue or sometimes smoke the thin glass black.
Los filamentos rotos se volvían de un azul intenso o ennegrecían el fino cristal con el humo.
Sebold, Alice / The Lovely BonesSebold, Alice / Desde Mi Cielo
Desde Mi Cielo
Sebold, Alice
© 2002 por Alice Sebold
© 2003 por Aurora Echevarria
© 2003 por Random House Mondadori, S. A.
The Lovely Bones
Sebold, Alice
© 2002 by Alice Sebold
One of the employees was a young pharmacist, barely out of his teens, extremely thin and with big glasses, who would sit up at night reading a book when the pharmacy was open twenty-four hours.
Uno de los empleados era un farmacéutico casi adolescente, extremadamente delgado y de grandes gafas, que por las noches, cuando la farmacia estaba de turno, siempre leía un libro.
Bolano, Roberto / 2666Bolano, Roberto / 2666
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 por herederos de Roberto Bolaño
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 by the heirs of Roberto Bolaño
© 2008 by Natasha Wimmer
A little thin, maybe, but you've hardly aged at all."
Un poco delgado, quizá, pero apenas has envejecido.
Katzenbach, John / The Madman's TaleKatzenbach, John / La Historia del Loco
La Historia del Loco
Katzenbach, John
The Madman's Tale
Katzenbach, John
© 2004 by John Katzenbach
It looks like a croissant because the twisted ropes are fat in the middle and thin on the ends."
Se ve como un croissant porque las cuerdas retorcidas son gruesas en el centro y delgadas en los extremos".
Perhaps my medications were wearing thin.
Quizá los efectos de la medicación empezaban a diluirse.
Katzenbach, John / The Madman's TaleKatzenbach, John / La Historia del Loco
La Historia del Loco
Katzenbach, John
The Madman's Tale
Katzenbach, John
© 2004 by John Katzenbach
Nisus tilted his head to one side, resting it against a long, thin spear with three prongs.
Niso ladeó la cabeza y la apoyó sobre una larga y fina lanza con tres puntas.
Scarrow, Simon / The Eagle's ConquestScarrow, Simon / Roma Vincit!
Roma Vincit!
Scarrow, Simon
© 2001 by Simon Scarrow
© de la traducción: Montserrat Batista, 2002
© de la presente edición: Edhasa, 2002
The Eagle's Conquest
Scarrow, Simon
© 2001 by Simon Scarrow
He was smiling, but his lips formed only a thin line.
Sonreía, pero sus labios formaban un trazo delgado-.
Simmons, Dan / Phases of GravitySimmons, Dan / Fases de Gravedad
Fases de Gravedad
Simmons, Dan
© 1991 Ediciones В S.A.
© 1989 by Dan Simmons
Phases of Gravity
Simmons, Dan
© 1989, 2001 by Dan Simmons
Only whole thin skirt may be imported under the quota.
En el marco del contingente sólo podrán importarse delgados enteros.
Like all train travellers of the time, Phulboni was wholly prepared for an eventuality such as this: packed in his bedding-roll were a thin mattress, a pillow and several sheets and towels.
Como todos los viajeros que utilizaban el tren en aquella época, Phulboni iba enteramente preparado para una eventualidad como aquélla: metido en la bolsa llevaba un colchón ligero, una almohada y varias sábanas y toallas.
Ghosh, Amitav / The Calcutta ChromosomeGhosh, Amitav / El cromosoma Calcuta
El cromosoma Calcuta
Ghosh, Amitav
The Calcutta Chromosome
Ghosh, Amitav
© 1995 by Amitav Ghosh
I could feel the firmness of her back through the thin fabric, firmness couched in yielding, curving softness.
Podía notar la firmeza de su espalda a través del delgado tejido, una firmeza basada en una suavidad curvada y que cedía.
Kellerman, Jonathan / When The Bough BreaksKellerman, Jonathan / La Rama Rota
La Rama Rota
Kellerman, Jonathan
When The Bough Breaks
Kellerman, Jonathan
© 1985 by Jonathan Kellerman
The wind was stronger now, ruffling Baedecker's thin hair and cooling him quickly.
El viento arreciaba, agitando el pelo de Baedecker y enfriándole el cuerpo.
Simmons, Dan / Phases of GravitySimmons, Dan / Fases de Gravedad
Fases de Gravedad
Simmons, Dan
© 1991 Ediciones В S.A.
© 1989 by Dan Simmons
Phases of Gravity
Simmons, Dan
© 1989, 2001 by Dan Simmons

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thin1/13
θɪndelgado; flaco; delgado; estrecho; delgado; delgado; afilado; fino; flacoExamples

to get or grow thin — adelgazar
I want to get nice and thin for the holidays — quiero adelgazar bien para estas vacaciones
you're getting thin, aren't you eating enough? — te estás quedando muy delgado, ¿comes lo suficiente?
she was painfully thin — estaba tan flaca que daba pena verla

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Collocations

thin cardboard
cartulina
make thin
enflaquecer
thin out
entresacar
grow thin
enflaquecer
grow thin
enflaquecerse
grow thin
adelgazarse
thin-layer chromatography
cromatografía en capa fina
thinning method
método de clara

Word forms

thin

verb
Basic forms
Pastthinned
Imperativethin
Present Participle (Participle I)thinning
Past Participle (Participle II)thinned
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I thinwe thin
you thinyou thin
he/she/it thinsthey thin
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am thinningwe are thinning
you are thinningyou are thinning
he/she/it is thinningthey are thinning
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have thinnedwe have thinned
you have thinnedyou have thinned
he/she/it has thinnedthey have thinned
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been thinningwe have been thinning
you have been thinningyou have been thinning
he/she/it has been thinningthey have been thinning
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I thinnedwe thinned
you thinnedyou thinned
he/she/it thinnedthey thinned
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was thinningwe were thinning
you were thinningyou were thinning
he/she/it was thinningthey were thinning
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had thinnedwe had thinned
you had thinnedyou had thinned
he/she/it had thinnedthey had thinned
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been thinningwe had been thinning
you had been thinningyou had been thinning
he/she/it had been thinningthey had been thinning
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will thinwe shall/will thin
you will thinyou will thin
he/she/it will thinthey will thin
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be thinningwe shall/will be thinning
you will be thinningyou will be thinning
he/she/it will be thinningthey will be thinning
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have thinnedwe shall/will have thinned
you will have thinnedyou will have thinned
he/she/it will have thinnedthey will have thinned
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been thinningwe shall/will have been thinning
you will have been thinningyou will have been thinning
he/she/it will have been thinningthey will have been thinning
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would thinwe should/would thin
you would thinyou would thin
he/she/it would thinthey would thin
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be thinningwe should/would be thinning
you would be thinningyou would be thinning
he/she/it would be thinningthey would be thinning
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have thinnedwe should/would have thinned
you would have thinnedyou would have thinned
he/she/it would have thinnedthey would have thinned
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been thinningwe should/would have been thinning
you would have been thinningyou would have been thinning
he/she/it would have been thinningthey would have been thinning
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am thinnedwe are thinned
you are thinnedyou are thinned
he/she/it is thinnedthey are thinned
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being thinnedwe are being thinned
you are being thinnedyou are being thinned
he/she/it is being thinnedthey are being thinned
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been thinnedwe have been thinned
you have been thinnedyou have been thinned
he/she/it has been thinnedthey have been thinned
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was thinnedwe were thinned
you were thinnedyou were thinned
he/she/it was thinnedthey were thinned
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being thinnedwe were being thinned
you were being thinnedyou were being thinned
he/she/it was being thinnedthey were being thinned
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been thinnedwe had been thinned
you had been thinnedyou had been thinned
he/she/it had been thinnedthey had been thinned
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be thinnedwe shall/will be thinned
you will be thinnedyou will be thinned
he/she/it will be thinnedthey will be thinned
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been thinnedwe shall/will have been thinned
you will have been thinnedyou will have been thinned
he/she/it will have been thinnedthey will have been thinned

thin

adjective
Positive degreethin
Comparative degreethinner
Superlative degreethinnest