Translation of sophisticated in Spanish:

sophisticated

sofisticado, adj.

Pronunciation /səˈfɪstəˌkeɪdəd//səˈfɪstɪkeɪtɪd/

adjective

  • 1

    (urbane, worldly-wise)
    (clothes/appearance/taste/person) sofisticado
    she's sophisticated for her age tiene mucha experiencia para su edad euphemistic derogatory
    • They seem unable to resist the temptation to express contempt and hostility for those less sophisticated and cultured than themselves.
    • Well, Los Angeles has always had a very sophisticated literary culture in relation to films and fiction.
    • That said, this is a very French affair - sophisticated, culturally eclectic, and exceptionally high-tech.
    • Readers of this blog are, by definition, sophisticated and worldly-wise individuals who know full well that major film studios do not read unsolicited screenplays.
    • Think rumpled imprecision when it comes to fall's best-tressed heads; the look juxtaposes well with the season's more sophisticated fashions.
    • They hadn't gone to college, and they saw Father Mark as a repository of knowledge and culture and sophisticated humor.
    • Without doubt, the foods of the world, to be found in Canada's larger cities, had a great hand in creating the modern Canadian - in the main, sophisticated and worldly.
    • The party only exists in Allen's brain, as a memory or perhaps a fantasy, a crowd of cultured, moneyed, sophisticated, liberal-minded New Yorkers.
    • His friends were Westerners for the most part, and though he was a sophisticated man and an artist with a broad range of interests, he was in many respects a regionalist, in the finest sense of that word.
    • Even though they weren't the most sophisticated culture, or the most refined compared to, say, the Maya, the Aztecs were highly expressive.
    • Civilizations ranging from the Canaanite to the Ottoman, have left their mark on an ever-growing, culturally rich and sophisticated city.
    • We often will find the most sophisticated cultures being the most brutal.
    • Famous for both Oktoberfest and a sophisticated cultural scene, Munich considers itself a ‘Metropolis with a Heart.’
    • They remind us of a time when our culture was sophisticated and full of elegance and beauty.
    • Rich, worldly and sophisticated, he could have been the ideal husband for Gwendolen but feels compelled to crush her independent spirit and mould her into his perfect wife.
    • Mexico possesses an extensive and sophisticated culinary culture, with a great variety of regional dishes.
    • In Memphis, he has an experience that makes him realize that he is not as sophisticated or worldly as he thought: he meets a boy by chance on the road, and they come upon a jug of bootleg alcohol.
    • During the last century, Finland has reinvented itself as a highly sophisticated, socially urbane culture with the highest aspirations for design and for architecture.
    • He's the opposite of the sophisticated, cultured, world-weary foreign correspondent.
    • He probably learned more of the sophisticated high culture from listening to the public addresses of lawyers and ministers, especially the better sort.
  • 2

    (complex)
    (machine/system/technique) complejo
    (machine/system/technique) altamente desarrollado
    (machine/technique/system) altamente perfeccionado
    • The most sophisticated computer system will not lead to better care, unless caregivers are willing to act on the information.
    • How can you know what a sophisticated machine, or computer, is doing with the all the information, including votes, that's fed in?
    • Corporations are now using more sophisticated marketing techniques to grab a child's attention and hold it, often for years.
    • The Incas were an advanced people who built fine cities and developed sophisticated farming methods.
    • The researchers are developing sophisticated systems to make this possible.
    • A future hope is that a more sophisticated classification system of the vocabulary of wine can match the knowledge of its drinkers.
    • It's a new departure for politics in this country as political parties adopt the sophisticated marketing techniques of advertising to sell their brands to the widest possible audience.
    • South Africa, with its developed manufacturing base, sophisticated infrastructure and large work force, is already favoured by the transnationals.
    • Time is not external to us, something we can use more efficiently through sophisticated techniques of time management.
    • There would also be a vital need to control access to computer systems that were being used to develop sophisticated machines.
    • At that time, genetic engineering techniques were not sophisticated enough to develop something substantial.
    • Big Indian vendors are overcoming this barrier through increasingly sophisticated marketing techniques.
    • They practiced sophisticated techniques of construction that included stone-masonry.
    • Indians had to labor hard for their food, and consequently they developed sophisticated systems of collection and cultivation.
    • Although nonhuman animals can develop highly sophisticated systems of social security, this isn't always the case.
    • The Apache Longbow possesses a sophisticated navigation system that obtains a position confidence of less than 14 meters.
    • Typically such offerings have included server engines, storage systems and sophisticated management tools to allocate and de-allocate resources in response to varying user demand.
    • In Edinburgh we had a sophisticated marketing system to work out who the audience was.
    • They then use sophisticated marketing techniques and software programs to target those voters.
    • Neurosurgeons still use this principle of decreasing the pressure within the skull by practising more sophisticated techniques.
  • 3

    (subtle, clever)
    (discussion/novel) sutil
    • Indians understood the value of land and had a sophisticated and subtle understanding of the exchange of land and material goods.
    • Any complex, sophisticated thinker is unlikely to fit neatly into a single type, yet the types can still be helpful in mapping the field.
    • Recent scholarship presents a much more subtle and sophisticated understanding of seventeenth-century mechanism.
    • Von Frank tells the story better than any film could, drawing on his sophisticated understanding of how different kinds of rhetoric can aid axes and muscles in effecting social change.
    • In fact, sociologists and historians have had - for at least a generation - a far more sophisticated understanding of modern Jews.
    • This ran through the responses of all groups, with a sophisticated understanding of the country's problems.
    • But Goloku's teachings also carried a more subtle and sophisticated thought, under the simple morality of the precept.
    • Over the years I've come to the hard conclusion that even sophisticated people don't understand small risks.
    • Citizens are sophisticated, and many understand financial concepts like lifecycle cost analysis, he says.
    • In the U.S., we are more subtle, we are more sophisticated.
    • A more sophisticated understanding of power would focus on the ability of a state to control or influence its environment in situations that are not necessarily conflictual.
    • Because of these changes, competition is now firmly based on the firm's ability to meet the needs of cost-conscious, powerful and sophisticated customers in the most effective manner.
    • In this sense, it suggested a sophisticated enemy, well aware of how modern wars are fought.
    • They presuppose that students are sophisticated enough to look at a novel as an object in a given time and place, filled with all settings and vagaries of the particular time frame in which the novel occurs.
    • It must be that advertising works, even on educated and sophisticated people.
    • However, a more sophisticated understanding of the biology of slowly replicating M. tuberculosis is necessary to develop such a strategy.
    • Senior citizens are among the most sophisticated people on this issue because they pay for drugs out of pocket.
    • There's definitely a user interface issue, because only the most sophisticated users are going to use anything that's complicated at all.
    • It requires huge amounts of money, sophisticated leaders and an intricate structure of command.
    • She had very limited knowledge of videomaking but a relatively sophisticated sense of identity issues.