Translation of gentle in Spanish:


suave, adj.

Pronunciation /ˈdʒɛnt(ə)l//ˈdʒɛn(t)l/

adjectivegentler, gentlest

  • 1

    (moderate, not violent or harsh)
    (murmur) suave
    (slope) poco empinado
    (exercise) moderado
    (breeze/heat) suave
    (breeze/heat) ligero
    (shampoo) suave
    (push/prod) ligero
    (reminder/hint) discreto
    (reminder/hint) diplomático
    he's a very gentle dog es un perro muy manso
    • be gentle with that vase ten cuidado con ese jarrón
    • a gentle tap un golpecito suave
    • the detergent that's gentle on your hands el detergente que cuida de sus manos
    • it is gentle on your stomach no hace daño al estómago
    • His tone was gentle and solicitous, but Miguel didn't trust it.
    • You can also employ gentle persuasion and subtlety to excellent effect.
    • His voice was so gentle, and yet so firm as well.
    • Close to the beginners meadow are gentle slopes, which become imperceptibly steeper, enabling you to improve without fear.
    • He had always been nervous during swimming lessons at our local pool, but the wave pool had a gentle slope and was shallow for more than half its length.
    • Beside our chalet, for example, was a gentle slope that proved perfect for bum-boarding.
    • The lesson here for websites providing subscriptions is that if you must use ‘gentle reminders’ make sure they are actually gentle.
    • Geologically, the Cotswolds were created from a large block of oolitic limestone tilting up at its western end to form today's escarpment, with a gentle slope tilting to the east.
    • The hole was about eighteen feet across and lay just over the rim of a low hill that rose in a long gentle slope from the side of our farm.
    • Yet the softness of the edges of the silhouettes and the equal softness of the charcoal surfaces produce a soothing, gentle effect.
    • Just before I pass out, strong yet gentle arms pick me up.
    • Acceptance is the tender and gentle process of opening our hearts to others, to ourselves, and to our common ground of suffering.
    • These sediments accumulate to form the large, gentle slope of the continental rise.
    • The south slope is more gentle and ends in a marshy bay.
    • One more gentle squeeze on his arm, and Jim rose and left the room.
    • They were doing it the easy way round - gentle slope followed by breakneck descent, but it was clearly regarded as a children-friendly route.
    • Slowly Nathan brought his head down, stealing her lips in a gentle kiss.
    • The sea-floor has been described as extraordinary flat and exhibiting a very gentle slope towards the shore of an almost level land.
    • One is that obviously you want to drive on fairly gentle slopes.
    • Along the gentle slope of the mountains, the quarry stretched across an exposed cliff face.
    • Mel was clambering down a gentle slope, loosening bits of rocks and soil, towards what he supposed was the Cobalt River.
    • Cleansing routines should be consistently followed twice a day to include a mild soap, a gentle scrub and a deep pore cleanser.
    • The first part of the hill was quite easy - a gentle slope that flattened off into a brief plateau.
    • You can pole across the main street to the start of a gentle slope that leads to the chairlifts, from which the whole, huge area is accessible.
    • This is an area long valued as well-drained farming land, being a gentle slope, and underneath limestone.
    • The new trail rounds the curve out more, and at the same time provides a slightly more gentle slope.
    • Wandering down the gentle slope to the lake we put last week into perspective and start thinking next week will probably turn out reasonably OK.
    • In the summer, they nest along stream bottoms and areas with gentle slopes.
    • They respond well to gentle stewing or simmering.
    • He knew that he would always be very gentle with her.
    • But, remember to be very gentle, babies are quite fragile.
    • But, with a surprisingly gentle touch, she brushes his hair away from his forehead.
    • A cleanser, astringent, gentle abrasive and mild bleaching agent, baking soda is a true all-purpose beauty aid.
    • Noncirculating air feels up to 9 degrees warmer than the gentle air circulation from a ceiling fan.
    • Birds called in the distance, and a gentle breeze was rustling the leaves.
    • In areas where spring frosts threaten developing buds and flowers, plant where air drainage is adequate, such as midway down a gentle slope.
    • The long grass ripple like the ocean waves under the surprisingly gentle sea breeze.
    • He leaned towards her, pulled her close and gave her a gentle kiss.
    • First, the lake's shallow swimming area was excavated, creating a gentle slope to a depth of four feet.
    • He shrugged and gave the the same gentle smile as before and pulled me into a hug.
  • 2

    (kindly, tender)
    (person/face/manner) dulce
    (person/face/manner) delicado
    (voice/kiss/caress/smile) dulce
    (caress/kiss/voice/smile) tierno
    the gentle(r) sex el bello sexo dated
    • The beloved is portrayed as gentle, sensitive, tender and compassionate.
    • They were gentle people who went quietly about their lives, always willing and glad to be able to lend a helping hand to neighbours and friends.
    • Barbara was a very, very gentle person, but she was not bashful about expressing her point of view.
    • A pleasant, good natured and gentle person, Una's caring qualities were always to the fore.
    • In person he is gentle and friendly, and wouldn't think of putting you on, perhaps because Miller isn't yet accustomed to being interviewed.
    • She was gentle and supportive, and these were qualities which carried over in to her work at the family centre.
    • Harmeet is the kindest, most compassionate, humble and gentle soul I have ever met.
    • I am amazed how gentle he is with the youngest child who is four.
    • In person, she is gentle, candid and softly spoken.
    • Ben has many qualities: he is gentle, fun and brave.
    • It still surprised her that a part of Arlan could be so gentle and tender, that he wasn't all the hard exterior he seemed to be.
    • Kind and gentle in his manner, John had a smile for everyone.
    • By nature, he was gentle and mild, but he now mustered up his courage to take a step that was necessary.
    • May was a gentle person who retained a well balanced perspective on life throughout her long years.
    • They were a dedicated group of nice, intelligent and gentle people, as opposed to the grizzly war-loving soldiers I expected.
    • The minister, though gentle in character, is firm of purpose.
    • Kind and gentle in his manner always, he spent his life caring for others and never thinking of self.
    • I respect her, she seems like a kind and gentle person.
    • He is exposed as a complex character, gentle, understanding, patient and loving in private.
    • Is this what gentle, tender young guys can expect from their future?
  • 3archaic

    (family) hidalgo
    (family) de alcurnia
    of gentle birth bien nacido
    • gentle reader estimado lector
    • She could be described as a refined, gentle lady, with admirable intellectual qualities.
    • My dinner guests were gentle people with refined sensibilities.
    • Tennis is the game of the gentle people, the game so prim, so historical… so deranged.