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rare / raro
rare   [rɛər]
A. -adjective
rarer   comparative
rarest   superlative
1. (=uncommon, infrequent)   [item, book]   raro   [plant, animal]   poco comúnoun   [ability, opportunity]   excepcional   [case, occurrence]   poco frecuente
·it is rare to find that ...
·es raro encontrarse con que ...
·it is rare for her to come
·es raro que venga
a. she had a rare [beauty] =   tenía una belleza singular
b. with very rare [exceptions] =   con muy raras excepciones
c. in a moment of rare [generosity] =   en un momento de inusitada generosidad
d. to [grow] rare(r)
[animals, plants]   volverse menos comúnoun
[visits]   hacerse masculineánoun raro
e. on the rare [occasions] when he spoke =   en las poquísimas ocasiones en las que hablaba
f. it is a rare [sight] =   es algo que no se ve frecuentemente
g. to have a rare old [time]   *     pasárselo pipa *
2. (=rarefied)   [air, atmosphere]   enrarecido
3. (culinary, cooking )   [steak, meat]   vuelta y vuelta,   poco hecho Spain
B. -compound
·rare earth   -noun   tierra (f) rara
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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