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mediocre ( meh-dee-oh'-kreh )

adjective ( mediocre )

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1. Me gusta mucho sacar fotos, pero la verdad es que soy un fotógrafo mediocre.

I really like to take pictures, but the truth is I'm a mediocre photographer.

2. La composición de muchas de las canciones populares de hoy día me parece mediocre como mucho.

I think the songwriting on some of the most popular songs these days is mediocre at best.

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  • I love cheese!!! - Jraider Aug 17, 2013 flag
  • He will share. :) - rac1 Aug 17, 2013 flag
  • It's not everyone that can move their teeth and their nose at the same time :-) - 0095ca4c Aug 17, 2013 flag
  • After I read your comment, Mag, I caught myself trying to....lol - rac1 Aug 17, 2013 flag
  • Hola Rac y todos. It is a funny picture. :))) Have a nice day, all of you! :) - iana01 Aug 17, 2013 flag

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Mucha gente odia matemáticas simplemente por tener profesores que dan explicaciones mediocres.

A lot of people hate maths simply because they have teachers who give mediocre explanations.

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  • Tis a shame.. - rac1 Aug 17, 2013 flag
  • ....hate math..not plural:) - Jraider Aug 17, 2013 flag
  • i hated it because I had mediocre answers! :-) - 0095ca4c Aug 17, 2013 flag
  • I think think they say mathS in England. I had several of those teachers, but in college I had a great math professor, and he made me finally like, or at least tolerate, math. Good post! - GraceM Aug 17, 2013 flag
  • Yes - we do say mathS :) - ian-hill Aug 17, 2013 flag
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La composición de muchas de las canciones populares de hoy día me parece mediocre como mucho.

I think the songwriting on some of the most popular songs these days is mediocre at best.

  • "La composición de muchas de las canciones más populares de hoy en día son en el mejor de los casos, mediocre." - sylyon1976 Aug 17, 2013 flag
  • Hola Tick. - rac1 Aug 17, 2013 flag
  • Very few true talents:) - Jraider Aug 17, 2013 flag
  • Agreed :) - ian-hill Aug 17, 2013 flag
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Me encanta jugar golf, pero en el mejor de los casos,mi juego es mediocre. en su maxima

I love to play golf, but my game is mediocre at best.

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Esta fotografía mediocre muestra a algunas algunos de mis magníficos amigos en Span¡shD!ct.

This mediocre photograph shows a group of my magnificent Span¡shD!ct friends.

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Hubiera ido al cine contigo, pero ya había salido con mis amigas para comer tacos que sin duda no estaban mediocres. ¡Pensaba que estaban muy ricos!

I would have gone to the movies with you, but I had already gone out with my friends to eat tacos that were definitely not mediocre. I thought they were delicious!

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  • Now that's a taco! - rac1 Aug 17, 2013 flag
  • Asada or carnitas????? - Jraider Aug 17, 2013 flag
  • *drool!!* - Findy Aug 17, 2013 flag
  • "Hubiera ido al cine contigo, pero me fuí con mis amigos a comer unos tacos que definitivamente no eran mediocres. Yo pensé que estaban deliciosos." - sylyon1976 Aug 17, 2013 flag
  • Muchas gracias por las correcciones, sylyon. :) - GraceM Aug 18, 2013 flag
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No soy una hincha mediocre del club de fútbol Everton , soy una hincha fiel

I'm not a mediocre fan of Everton football club, I'm a loyal fan.

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  • Is that you holding the banner? lol - rac1 Aug 17, 2013 flag
  • Anyone who follows Everton must be a real fan. - mstivers Aug 17, 2013 flag
  • Y yo soy un fanático mediocre (a lo más) de qualquier deporte. - Jubilado Aug 17, 2013 flag
  • It's a club that runs on a much smaller budget compared to the top teams but they still manage to do wel. - aocroc Aug 18, 2013 flag
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Ayer fui a ver una película con mis amigos. Pensé que iba a ser una mediocre pero la película era simplemente impresionante.

yesterday i went out to watch a movie with my friends. I thought it would be a mediocre one but the movie was simply awesome.

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  • Just need to capitalize, "Yesterday and I." Good one! - rac1 Aug 17, 2013 flag
  • Which movie???? - Jraider Aug 17, 2013 flag
  • That rooster makes me dizzy! - Findy Aug 17, 2013 flag
  • ya right rac1 :) thnx for reminding me :) - barkha_rain Aug 17, 2013 flag
  • I went out to watch a hindi movie - RANJHANA. After a long time i had watched any hindi movie :) @jraider - barkha_rain Aug 17, 2013 flag
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If only our politicians were mediocre because they are not even that good.

Ojalá nuestros políticos eran mediocres, ya que no son tan buenas.

A further thought:

Politics should be illegal in government. A novel idea but ....

La política debe ser ilegal en el gobierno. Una idea novedosa, pero .....

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  • I love Mark Twain's proverbs (or what would you call them?). - Findy Aug 17, 2013 flag
  • I would because "proverb" implies wisdom and he certainly became a wise man! - Jubilado Aug 17, 2013 flag
  • Not only are they not good, they are not intelligent either. In fact, I can think of a few more 'nots'. - 0095ca4c Aug 17, 2013 flag
  • Mark Twain was a genius - rac1 Aug 17, 2013 flag
  • "Ojalá nuestros políticos fueran mediocres, porque ni siquiera son tan buenos." - sylyon1976 Aug 17, 2013 flag
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Las personas me dicen que mi don de gentes es mediocre.

People tell me my people skills are mediocre.

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  • I thought pilots had wonderful people skills...eh? - rac1 Aug 17, 2013 flag
  • Of course!.....but I'm retired!!! :-)) - Noetol Aug 17, 2013 flag
  • Great picture, Noetol (...but I doubt your sentence is true). :) - Findy Aug 17, 2013 flag
  • I doubt it too...you wouldn't have been hired as an ESL teacher if you had no people skills :-) - 0095ca4c Aug 17, 2013 flag
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En mi opinión, el ratón masticando el queso no es un gráfico mediocre!

In my opinion, the mouse chomping on the cheese is not a mediocre graphic!

  • Heh heh....You're the best! - rac1 Aug 17, 2013 flag
  • Quite magnificent I would say....hola amiga! - 0095ca4c Aug 17, 2013 flag
  • Hola amigas! - bandit51jd Aug 17, 2013 flag
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Mi gustaría haber sido Me hubiera gustado ser un artista en Paris en los años veinte, incluso aunque fuera un artista mediocre.

I would love to have been an artist in Paris in the twenties, even a mediocre one.

  • That was a great era! - rac1 Aug 17, 2013 flag
  • I love films depicted in that era. :) - Findy Aug 17, 2013 flag
  • "Midnight in Paris" - great film! Adran Brody as Dali - something about a rhinoceros and great acting by Owen Wilson. - Jubilado Aug 17, 2013 flag
  • Me hubiera gustado ser un artista en París en los años veinte, aunque fuera un artista mediocre." - sylyon1976 Aug 17, 2013 flag
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