callado translation | Spanish-English dictionary

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callado

  
      adj  
1    [carácter]   quiet, reserved
2    (=silencioso)   quiet  
todo estaba muy callado      everything was very quiet  
tener algo callado      to keep quiet about sth, keep sth secret  
¡qué callado te lo tenías!      you kept pretty quiet about it!  
más callado que un muerto      as quiet as a mouse *     
pagar para tener callado a algn      to pay to keep sb quiet, pay for sb's silence  
nunca te quedas callado      you always have an answer for everything  
Translation Spanish - English Collins Dictionary  
más callado que un muerto exp.
as quiet as a mouse

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Collaborative Dictionary     Spanish-English
exp.
to pay to keep sb quiet
exp.
pay for sb's silence
exp.
you kept pretty quiet about it!
exp.
to keep quiet about sth
exp.
keep sth secret
exp.
everything was very quiet
exp.
you always have an answer for everything
exp.
he did the right thing keeping quiet
exp.
he was right to keep quiet
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'callado' also found in translations in English-Spanish dictionary
vi.
permanecer callado
exp.
estar callado
exp.
quedarse callado
exp.
quedarse callado
vt.
permanecer callado
exp.
quedarse callado
exp.
quedarse callado
exp.
¡me hubiera callado mejor!
exp.
estaba callado, su cerebro trabajando frenéticamente
v.
1) quedarse callado como un muerto (vi), 2) quedado callado como un muerto (part II vi)
"callado": examples and translations in context
Le hablé pero se quedaba callado. Spoke to him but he kept quiet.
Era callado, tímido, casi invisible. He was quiet, timid, almost invisible.
Estaré tan callado como una tumba. I shall be silent as the grave.
Puede estar callado bajo la Quinta Enmienda. He can stand silent on the Fifth Amendment.
Quédate detrás mío y mantente callado. Stick behind me and keep your mouth shut.
Un americano típico que se mantenga callado. Typical American that can keep his mouth shut.
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