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Spanish translation of “light”

light

adjective /lait/
easy to lift or carry; of little weight I bought a light suitcase for plane journeys. easy to bear, suffer or do Next time the punishment will not be so light. (of food) easy to digest a light meal. of less weight than it should be
más ligero
The load of grain was several kilos light.
of little weight Aluminium/Aluminum is a light metal. lively or agile She was very light on her feet. cheerful; not serious light music. little in quantity; not intense, heavy, strong etc light rain. (of soil) containing a lot of sand. lightly adverb
ligeramente
She tapped him lightly on the shoulder.
lightness noun lighten verb to make or become less heavy She lightened her suitcase by taking out several pairs of shoes The postman’s bag of parcels lightened as he went from house to house. light-fingered adjective inclined to steal things
tener la mano larga
The newsagent didn’t like having light-fingered schoolchildren in his shop.
light-headed adjective dizzy and giddy She felt rather light-headed after a second glass of wine. light-hearted adjective happy and free from anxiety; not grave or serious a light-hearted mood. lightweight adjective light in weight a lightweight raincoat. get off lightly to escape or be allowed to go without severe punishment etc
escaparse casi indemne
He got off lightly with a small fine.
make light of to treat (problems etc) as unimportant
dar poca importancia a algo
She attempted to make light of the situation.
travel light to travel with little luggage. He prefers to travel light whenever possible so as to avoid dragging a heavy suitcase around.
(Definition of light from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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