curious

curious
'kjuəriəs
adjective
1) (strange; odd: a curious habit.) curioso; extraño, raro
2) (anxious or interested (to learn): I'm curious (to find out) whether he passed his exams.) ansioso, curioso
- curiosity
curious adj
1. curioso
it's curious that they left without saying goodbye es curioso que se marcharan sin despedirse
I'm very curious about what happened tengo mucha curiosidad por saber qué pasó
2. extraño / raro
I saw a curious object in the sky vi un extraño objeto en el cielo
curious
tr['kjʊərɪəs]
adjective
1 (inquisitive) curioso,-a
2 (strange, odd) curioso,-a, extraño,-a; (interesting) interesante
the curious thing is that ... lo curioso es que ...
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SMALLIDIOMATIC EXPRESSION/SMALL
to be curious to know something tener curiosidad por saber algo
curious ['kjʊriəs] adj
1) inquisitive: curioso
2) strange: curioso, raro
curious
adj.
curioso, -a adj.
desenvolvedor adj.
novelero, -a adj.
'kjʊriəs, 'kjʊəriəs
adjective
a) (inquisitive) curioso

why do you ask? - oh, I'm just curious — ¿por qué lo preguntas? - sólo por curiosidad

to be curious to + INF — tener* curiosidad por + inf

b) (strange) curioso, extraño
['kjʊǝrɪǝs]
ADJ
1) (=inquisitive) curioso

I'd be curious to know — tengo curiosidad por saberlo

she was curious about her sister's new boyfriend — sentía curiosidad por conocer al nuevo novio de su hermana

"do you want to know for any special reason?" - "no, I'm just curious" — -¿quieres saberlo por alguna razón especial? -no, solo por curiosidad

2) (=strange) curioso

it's curious that she didn't say why — es curioso que no dijese por qué

it's curious how we keep meeting each other — es curioso que siempre nos estemos encontrando

* * *
['kjʊriəs, 'kjʊəriəs]
adjective
a) (inquisitive) curioso

why do you ask? - oh, I'm just curious — ¿por qué lo preguntas? - sólo por curiosidad

to be curious to + INF — tener* curiosidad por + inf

b) (strange) curioso, extraño

English-spanish dictionary. 2013.

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  • Curious — Cu ri*ous (k? r? ?s), a. [OF. curios, curius, F. curieux, L. curiosus careful, inquisitive, fr. cura care. See {Cure}.] 1. Difficult to please or satisfy; solicitous to be correct; careful; scrupulous; nice; exact. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Little… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • curious — 1 Curious, inquisitive, prying, snoopy, nosy are comparable when meaning interested in finding out or in a search for facts that are not one s personal concern. Curious need not imply objectionable qualities such as intrusiveness or impertinence …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • curious — [kyoor′ē əs] adj. sometimes compar.curiouser: often in allusion to Lewis Carroll s Alice s Adventures in Wonderland [ME < OFr curios < L curiosus, careful, diligent, curious; akin to cura, care: see CURE] 1. eager to learn or know 2.… …   English World dictionary

  • curious — [adj1] desiring knowledge, understanding analytical, disquisitive, examining, impertinent, inquiring, inquisitive, inspecting, interested, interfering, intrusive, investigative, meddlesome, meddling, nosy, peeping, peering, prurient, prying,… …   New thesaurus

  • curious — index eccentric, extraordinary, inquisitive, noteworthy, prodigious (amazing), rare, remarkable, u …   Law dictionary

  • curious — (adj.) mid 14c., eager to know (often in a bad sense), from O.Fr. curios solicitous, anxious, inquisitive; odd, strange (Mod.Fr. curieux) and directly from L. curiosus careful, diligent; inquiring eagerly, meddlesome, akin to cura care (see CURE… …   Etymology dictionary

  • curious — ► ADJECTIVE 1) eager to know or learn something. 2) strange; unusual. DERIVATIVES curiously adverb. ORIGIN Latin curiosus careful , from cura care …   English terms dictionary

  • curious — cu|ri|ous [ kjuriəs ] adjective ** 1. ) someone who is curious wants to find out about something: I didn t mean to pry. I m just curious. That s all. curious about: Children are curious about animals and how they live. curious to see/hear/know… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • curious */*/ — UK [ˈkjʊərɪəs] / US [ˈkjʊrɪəs] adjective 1) a) someone who is curious wants to find out about something I didn t mean to pry. I m just curious. That s all. curious about: Children are curious about animals and how they live. curious to… …   English dictionary

  • curious — adj. eager to know 1) curious about (curious about smb. s past) 2) curious to + inf. (I would be curious to know what really happened) odd 3) curious that + clause (it is curious that she didn t remember the incident) * * * [ kjʊ(ə)rɪəs] curious… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • curious — adj. 1 eager to find out about sb/sth VERBS ▪ be, feel, seem ▪ became, get, grow ▪ remain ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

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