Translation of "soft" - English-Spanish dictionary


adjective uk /sɒft/ us /sɔft/

A2 not hard, and easy to press

a soft cushion
Cook the onion until it is soft.
→ Opposite hard adj

A2 smooth and pleasant to touch

soft hair/skin
→ Opposite rough

B1 A soft sound is very quiet.

suave, dulce
He spoke in a soft voice.

B1 A soft colour or light is not bright.

tenue → Opposite bright

too kind

You’re too soft to be a teacher.

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


adjective /soft/

not hard or firm; easily changing shape when pressed

a soft cushion.

pleasantly smooth to the touch

The dog has a soft, silky coat.

not loud

a soft voice.

(of colour/color) not bright or harsh

a soft pink.

not strict (enough)

You are too soft with him.

(of a drink) not alcoholic

no alcohólico
At the party they were serving soft drinks as well as wine and spirits.

childishly weak, timid or silly

tonto, bobo
Don’t be so soft – the dog won’t hurt you.
softly adverb

After falling off her horse, luckily she landed softly on the grass.
softness noun

soften /ˈsofn/ verb

to make or become soft or softer, less strong or less painful

The thick walls softened the noise of the explosion.
soft-boiled adjective

(of eggs) slightly boiled, so that the yolk is still soft

pasado por agua
She likes her eggs soft-boiled.
soft-hearted adjective

kind-hearted and generous

compasivo, bondadoso
He had been given some money by a soft-hearted aunt.
soft-spoken adjective

having a gentle voice or manner

de voz suave/dulce
She was a soft-spoken woman with a shy smile.
software noun

(computing) computer programs, as opposed to the machines themselves (hardware)

We had problems installing the software.
softwood noun, adjective

(of) the wood of a conebearing tree eg a pine

madera de coníferas
softwood furniture.
have a soft spot for

to have a weakness for (someone or something) because of great affection

tener una debilidad por
He’s always had a soft spot for his youngest son.

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