terrible

terrible
adjective
1. (unpleasant) 
a. terrible 
The Great Depression was a terrible time to be out of work.La Gran Depresión fue un periodo terrible para estar sin trabajo.
2. (very bad) 
a. terrible 
That book is terrible, don't waste your time reading it!Ese libro es terrible. ¡No pierdas tu tiempo leyéndolo!
b. horrible 
I'm terrible at dancing. I always look so awkward.Soy horrible bailando. Siempre me veo tan torpe.
c. espantoso 
The trip was terrible; the car broke down twice.El viaje fue espantoso, el coche se averió dos veces.
3. (as an intensifier) 
a. no direct translation 
Where have you been? You gave us such a terrible fright!¿Dónde has estado? ¡Nos has dado un buen susto!
terrible
adjective
1. (shocking) 
a. horrible, terrible 
2. (of poor quality) 
a. horroroso(a) 
I'm terrible at Frenchse me da muy mal or
terrible [ˈterəbl]
adjective
1 (very unpleasant) [+experience, accident, disease] terrible; espantoso
He collapsed to the ground and died in front of us. I cannot forget that terrible [experience] Prison life, he told me, was terrible When they told me my child was dead, it was terrible ...the terrible [pain] of angina Tens of thousands more suffered terrible [injuries] in the world's worst industrial disaster He appeared happy and relieved, as if a terrible tragedy had been narrowly averted it was a terrible accident There was a terrible [drought] in 1989 ...the terrible [frost] of April 1991 AIDS is a terrible [disease] I've got a terrible headache The [pain] was terrible
it was a terrible thing to have happened era terrible que hubiese sucedido algo así
/Everybody sees the terrible things which are happening in the world,/ but rather than saying "Oh, what can I do about it" they should make a stand I have known her for 11 years. /She was a lovely person. It's a terrible thing/
it was a terrible thing to see era horrible verlo; the terrible thing is that I've lost it lo peor de todo es que lo he perdido
it can have the most terrible consequences Joyriding is not simply a crime of theft but one which can have the most terrible [consequences]
2 (very bad) [+weather, food] horrible; espantoso
The house was in a terrible [condition] The [food] was terrible
her French is terrible habla fatal el francés; habla un francés espantoso; "what was it like?" — "terrible!" —¿qué tal fue? —¡espantoso!
I'm terrible at cooking se me da fatal la cocina (informal)
I'm terrible at remembering names se me da fatal recordar (los) nombres; soy malísimo para recordar (los) nombres
I've got a terrible cold tengo un resfriado espantoso
I've had a terrible day at the office he tenido un día malísimo or horrible en la oficina
to feel terrible (guilty, ill) sentirse fatal or muy mal
I feel terrible, I should never have told him I feel terrible. It was all my fault I still feel terrible about the idea of getting him admitted to a geriatric ward If you drink a glass you're fine. But if you drank three bottles then you'd feel terrible At the end of the game he was feeling terrible, with headaches and sickness
to look terrible (ill) tener muy mal aspecto
Are you all right? You look terrible.
she looked terrible in that trouser suit ese traje pantalón le quedaba fatal
I've got a terrible memory tengo una memoria malísima
I've made a terrible mistake he cometido un terrible error
you sound terrible, is something wrong? ¡vaya tono!, ¿pasa algo?
we had a terrible time lo pasamos fatal
I have had a terrible [time], I have been crying for months The Seventies was a terrible [time] for music
3 (as intensifier) (great) [+pity, shame] verdadero
It will be a terrible [pity] if this should happen it was a terrible shame
I've been a terrible fool he sido un verdadero imbécil
the garden is in a terrible mess el jardín está hecho un verdadero desastre
it was or it came as a terrible shock fue un golpe terrible
he's having terrible trouble with his homework le está costando horrores or un montón hacer los deberes (informal)
Phrases with "terrible"
Here are the most popular phrases with "terrible." Click the phrases to see the full entry.
the party was terrible
la fiesta fue horrible
how terrible
qué terrible
it was terrible
fue terrible

terrible

 
terrible
adjective
1. (frightful) 
a. terrible 
Tuve una pesadilla terrible anoche que una mujer me quiso atropellar con su carro. I had a horrible nightmare last night that a woman was trying to run me over with her car.
2. (bad) 
a. awful 
Todavía me siento terrible sobre lo que dije la última vez que peleamos. I still feel awful about what I said to him the last time we fought.
b. terrible 
Hoy tuve un día terrible en el trabajo.I had a terrible day at work today.
terrible
adjective
1. (tremendo) 
a. terrible 
2. (aterrador) 
a. terrifying 
terrible
adjective
terrible; awful
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