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gentle / de carácter dulce
 
gentle   [ˈdȝentl]   -adjective
gentler   comparative
gentlest   superlative
1. (=kind, good-natured)   [person]   de carácter dulce   [manner, voice]   dulce,   delicado   [eyes, smile]   dulce,   tierno   [hint, reminder, rebuke]   discreto   [animal]   manso,   dócil
a. to [be] gentle with somebody/something
(=careful)   tener cuidado con somebody, someone/algo
·be gentle with him, he'noun had a terrible shock
·ten consideraciónoun con él, ha sufrido un golpe muy duro
b. to poke gentle [fun] at somebody =   burlarse sin malicia de somebody, someone,   burlarse cariñosamente de somebody, someone
c. the policy of gentle [persuasion] had failed =   la política de la sutil persuasiónoun había fracasado
·try a little gentle persuasion, he might say yes
·intenta persuadirlo un poco, puede que diga que nouní
d. he needs a gentle [push] =   necesita un pequeño empuje
e. the gentle or gentler [sex]     el bello sexo
f. as gentle as a lamb   masculineánoun bueno que el pan,   masculineánoun manso que un cordero
2. (=mild)   [shampoo, soap, detergent]   suave
a. it is gentle [on] the skin =   no irrita la piel
3. (=light)   [touch, pressure, push, breeze]   suave,   ligero
a. there was a gentle [tap] at the door =   se oyeron unos golpecitos a la puerta
4. (=moderate)   [exercise]   moderado
a. cook for 30 minutes over a gentle [heat] =   cocinar durante 30 minutos a fuego lento
b. we jogged along at a gentle [pace] =   hicimos footing a un ritmo suave
c. it was too hot even for a gentle [stroll] =   hacía demasiado calor incluso para pasear lentamente
5. (=not steep)   [slope]   suave,   poco pronunciado   [curve]   no muy cerrado
a. gentle rolling [hills] =   colinas suaves y onduladas
6.
(=noble)
a. of gentle [birth] =   de noble cuna
b. gentle [reader] =   estimado or querido lector
 
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co Ltd. 1971,1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992,1993,1996,1997,2000,2003,2005.
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