Translation of "passive" - English-Spanish dictionary


adjective uk /ˈpæs·ɪv/ us /ˈpæs·ɪv/

B1 In grammar, a passive verb or sentence is one in which the subject is affected by the action. For example ‘It was written by a child’ is a passive sentence.

en voz pasiva

letting things happen to you and not taking action

He’s very passive in the relationship.
noun [ no plural ] uk /ˈpæs·ɪv/ us /ˈpæs·ɪv/

B1 in grammar, the passive form of a verb

la voz pasiva

(Translation of “passive” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


adjective /ˈpӕsiv/

showing no interest, emotion etc , or not resisting an attack etc

The villagers showed passive resistance to the enemy

(linguistics) of the form of the verb used when the subject receives the action of the verb, for example in the sentence ’The boy was bitten by the dog’.

(voz) pasiva
passively adverb

pasivamente, con pasividad
passiveness noun

passivity noun

passive smoking noun

the fact of breathing in smoke from other people’s cigarettes

Fumador Pasivo
the dangers of passive smoking.

(Translation of “passive” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)