Translation of "thin" - English-Spanish dictionary


adjective uk /θɪn/ us /θɪn/ comparative thinner, superlative thinnest

A2 Something that is thin is smaller than usual between its opposite sides.

delgado, fino
a thin slice of meat
→ Opposite thick

A2 A thin person or animal has very little fat on their body.

delgado, flaco

A thin substance or liquid has a lot of water in it.

claro, aguado
thin soup

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


adjective /θin/ (comparative thinner, superlative thinnest)

having a short distance between opposite sides

thin paper
The walls of these houses are too thin.

(of people or animals) not fat

She looks thin since her illness.

(of liquids, mixtures etc) not containing any solid matter; rather lacking in taste; (tasting as if) containing a lot of water or too much water

aguado, poco espeso, claro
thin soup.

not set closely together; not dense or crowded

ralo, fino, escaso
His hair is getting rather thin.

not convincing or believable

poco convincente
a thin excuse.
thinly adverb

de modo disperso; aguadamente; con poco espesor
thinly disguised contempt.
thinness noun

delgadez, finura
thin air noun


sin dejar huella, (disappear/vanish into thin air: esfumarse)
He disappeared into thin air.
thin-skinned adjective

sensitive; easily hurt or upset

sensible; susceptible
Be careful what you say – she’s very thin-skinned.
thin out phrasal verb

to make or become less dense or crowded

escasear, reducirse, disminuir; clarear, empezar a ser menos denso/poblado/tupido
The trees thinned out near the river.

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