Translation of brave in Spanish:


valiente, adj.

Pronunciation /breɪv/

adjective braver, bravest

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    (person/action) valiente
    (person/action) valeroso
    a few brave souls went in unos cuantos valientes entraron
    • that was brave of you! ¡qué valiente!
    • her first brave attempt at a serious role la primera vez que se enfrenta a un papel serio
    • Cheshire junior girls put up a brave fight before losing by a point to Yorkshire at Low Laithes in an inter-county fixture.
    • For all their faults, Ireland put up a brave fight against the professional Australian side and are not without hope of redeeming themselves in Melbourne in a week.
    • George had put up a brave fight over the sixteen months of his illness, with frequent trips to hospital, but was always positive and hopeful.
    • The roundheads put up a brave fight but they were finally defeated when the Royalist captain sat on the roundhead leader's stomach.
    • Despite the defeat the players put up a brave fight but simply had not enough firepower to overcome a rampant Cork outfit.
    • The newly formed team put up a brave fight but were defeated by a stronger Louisburgh team.
    • It means a courageous rescuer or brave soldier.
    • Delta has had hit after hit and endured a brave fight with cancer despite the pressures of the big, bad, nasty media who are only out for headlines and want to cut down tall poppies like Delta.
    • Our soldiers are now fighting side-by-side with your brave soldiers, now and every day.
    • Allow me to introduce you to some of the poor, brave soldiers fighting this awful and brutal war.
    • Loyal and brave soldiers fought well to the point that it brought tears to my eyes.
    • Many people suffer from the disease, and it was very brave of him to come forward like this, especially because of, like he said, the terrible stigma attached to it.
    • It's very brave of them to say it anyway - a new tack indeed.
    • It seemed quite brave of him, considering he wasn't a day older than twelve.
    • ‘This was the first time Tina met us all since he died and it was very brave of her to come,’ she said.
    • Hector said it was a jolly good idea and very brave of her and he would be lurking in the corridor in case there was any trouble.
    • What was particularly nice was that quite a few of the widows came along which I thought was amazingly brave of them.
    • It was very brave of her to come to York as she is not a well lady.
    • I always thought it was brave of him to return to Union Square after being shot.
    • It was very brave of them to risk one of the hardest productions in theatre.
  • 2archaic, literary

    (fine, splendid)
    • A fine, brave world awaits the new parliament.
    • It was a sad way to end a week that has forced her name to the forefront of British women's tennis and allowed her to generate an enthusiasm for the sport with a colourful personality and a brave style of play.
    • As alien as the imported trees, they make the only spark of brave colour in the landscape, diverting the eye from the soft ruin of mulched leaves along the kerbs.
    • We have two Crocus that have bloomed and the Primulas are putting on a brave show of colour.

transitive verb

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    (peril) afrontar
    (peril) hacer frente a
    we had to brave the weather tuvimos que hacerle frente al mal tiempo
    • he knew she'd be furious but he decided to brave the storm sabía que se iba a poner furiosa, pero decidió capear el temporal
    • The last few weeks have been relatively quiet in the West, with few anglers braving the cold conditions.
    • Since she was a child, Elliott has loved the outdoors, so she's used to braving unsavoury weather conditions.
    • But like his hardened ancestors from Achill island he braved the weather and endured.
    • Men and women braved the arctic weather conditions and set off on the long trail.
    • In even worse conditions on Sunday the fleet braved the elements to race round the same course.
    • We felt rather daring, braving the possibility of confronting the dreaded predators in order to be toppled by a few lazy waves.
    • He even spent a couple of weeks at a military boot camp to prepare, braving extremes of weather from blistering heat to thunderstorms and a tornado.
    • Surely they are worth braving the elements for.
    • The challenge involved scaling 15 peaks in 48 hours, and two nights camping out, braving the late September weather.
    • Smaller offbeat films are, however, braving uncertain weather and surprisingly recovering their money as well.
    • Climatic conditions were unkind on the second evening, but that did not deter a sizeable crowd from braving the elements.
    • Street traders of all ages stood guarding their wares braving the cold weather of winter until close to midnight.
    • As the rain worsened, onlookers started to wonder why so many were braving the elements for a mere concert.
    • Also thanks to the people who braved the weather to make the collection.
    • Full marks to the players who braved the snow, sleet and freezing conditions to serve up a fast spirited game.
    • We braved freezing weather and came out looking for a great game.
    • Around 250 swimmers braved the cold and elements to participate in the major event.
    • Then wrapped up warm against a surprisingly cold day, I braved the tube full of its grumpy Christmas shoppers.
    • For the rare treat, fans had travelled from far, slept outside and braved the winter weather.
    • Thus begins an adventure in which Measle finds friends, braves dangers, wreaks vengeance and discovers a happy ending.


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    (North American Indian)
    guerrero piel roja masculine
    • Thwarting a U.S. raid at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876, Sioux and Cheyenne braves took no prisoners, killing Custer and 265 of his men.
    • When the Cavalry invested Indian encampments, they periodically encountered warrior braves beside women and children.
    • The two brave warriors are about to be absorbed.
    • When Tecumtha's Religion of the Dancing Lakes came to young Creek braves, they were ready to believe in it.
  • 2literary

    the brave los valientes