Translation of obvious in Spanish:


obvio, adj.

Pronunciation /ˈɒbvɪəs//ˈɑbviəs/


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    (evident, clear)
    (solution/answer) obvio
    (solution/answer) lógico
    (implication/advantage/difference) obvio
    (implication/advantage/difference) claro
    his disappointment was obvious su decepción era evidente / palpable
    • we've made a big mistake — that's obvious or that much is obvious hemos cometido un gran error — eso está claro / es obvio
    • the obvious thing to do is … no cabe duda de que lo que hay que hacer es …
    • if there is a connection, it's not at all obvious to me si es que hay alguna relación, yo no la veo nada clara
    • it was perfectly obvious that she was lying estaba clarísimo que mentía
    • it was obvious to anyone that it was too heavy cualquiera se hubiera dado cuenta de que pesaba demasiado
    • it was obvious to us that something was wrong nos dábamos perfecta cuenta / nos resultaba obvio que algo iba mal
    • it's by no means obvious who'll succeed her no está nada claro quién tomará su puesto
    • it's obvious the thieves got in through the window está claro que los ladrones entraron por la ventana
    • they made it very obvious (that) they hadn't enjoyed the party hicieron muy patente el hecho que no les había gustado la fiesta
    • The shortage of railway capacity becomes most obvious during the Spring Festival.
    • When you look at these two options in this light, doesn't the answer seem glaringly obvious?
    • As was obvious from the outset, the treaty obligation is proving unenforceable.
    • Compulsions are obvious to an observer and can cause considerable shame and embarrassment.
    • The incremental changes, if any, will be more obvious in retrospect.
    • The most obvious reason for this condition is that the Europeans insist on it.
    • And that, for fairly obvious reasons, was almost entirely coming from the sea.
    • Okay, so there was the closet, but that was a bit too obvious.
    • The Gaffer's part in it all is a bit less obvious, though.
    • The Great Bars are dying because of fear and bad science, but the solutions seem pretty obvious.
    • All have been glaringly obvious for years, but has Davies done anything about any of them?
    • And now, after a week, it's become pretty obvious the someone is going to be me.
    • I think this will appear obvious to the audience.
    • His posthumous political importance is obvious to any observer of the Indian scene.
    • In the end, after a couple of weeks the answer was blindingly obvious.
    • By the end of the eighteenth century the damage was obvious to many observers.
    • Even then, there are hints of Derek's darkness that are only obvious in retrospect.
    • The sets and costumes are great but all these aesthetics were obvious from the beginning.
    • He'd seemed astounded, but poor Ryan had been making himself painfully obvious.
    • But the ultimate solution was not obvious at the time.
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    it's an obvious lie/copy es claramente mentira/una copia
    • she's the obvious candidate for the job es la candidata indiscutible / obvia para el puesto
    • he has no obvious successor no tiene un sucesor claro / ningún sucesor aparente
    • Even those who like their comedy gently done are likely to find this too flimsy and obvious.
    • He had made it painfully obvious that she no longer belonged in his world.
    • The casting somehow manages to be terribly clever and terribly obvious at the same time.
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    it was such an obvious ploy el ardid era tan evidente / obvio
    • try to hear what they are saying, but don't be too obvious about it trata de oír lo que dicen, pero con disimulo


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    to say we're alarmed would be stating the obvious de más está decir / huelga decir que estamos alarmados