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"Bad" is an adjective which is often translated as "malo", and "mad" is an adjective which is often translated as "enojado". Learn more about the difference between "bad" and "mad" below.
bad(
bahd
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (of poor quality)
a. malo
I can't believe I wasted my time on such a bad movie!¡No puedo creer que perdí mi tiempo viendo una película tan mala!
2. (harmful)
a. malo
Drinking alcohol is bad for your health.Beber alcohol es malo para tu salud.
3. (unpleasant)
a. malo
I had a bad day at work today.Hoy tuve un día malo en el trabajo.
4. (unfavorable)
a. malo
I'm afraid this is a bad time, come back later.Me temo que este es un mal momento, vuelva luego.
5. (wicked)
a. malo
That boyfriend of yours was a bad person.Aquel novio tuyo era una mala persona.
6. (severe)
a. fuerte
I had such a bad headache that I had to stay at home.Tenía un dolor de cabeza tan fuerte que tuve que quedarme en casa.
b. grave
He was shot, and his wound is bad.Le dispararon y la herida es grave.
7. (rotten)
a. podrido
Don't eat that tomato, it's gone bad.No te comas ese tomate, está podrido.
8. (guilty)
a. mal
I feel bad for not having remembered our wedding anniversary.Me siento mal por no haberme acordado de nuestro aniversario de boda.
9. (afflicted)
a. malo
My dad has a bad back and cannot lift heavy objects.Mi papá tiene la espalda mala y no puede levantar objetos pesados.
10. (finance)
a. sin fondos
I knew it was a bad check when it was returned by the bank.Supe que era un cheque sin fondos cuando el banco me lo devolvió.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
11. (evil)
a. lo malo
You have to take the bad with the good in this situation.Tienes que aceptar lo bueno y lo malo en esta situación.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
12.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(for emphasis)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I love you so bad that it hurts.Te quiero tanto que duele.
It's so hot out. I need some water real bad.Hace tanto calor afuera. Estoy desesperado por un poco de agua.
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mad(
mahd
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (angry)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. enojado
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
My girlfriend is mad at me because I criticized how many shoes she has.Mi novia está enojada conmigo porque critiqué la cantidad de zapatos que tiene.
b. enfadado
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Why are you mad? - Because you're late again!¿Por qué estás enfadado? - ¡Porque otra vez has llegado tarde!
2. (insane)
a. loco
He went mad when he learned that his wife died.Se volvió loco cuando se enteró de que su mujer había muerto.
3. (enthusiastic)
a. loco
It's obvious that he's mad about you.Es obvio que está loco por ti.
4. (uncontrolled)
a. desenfrenado
The crowds made a mad dash toward the electronics on Black Friday.La multitud emprendió una carrera desenfrenada hacia los productos electrónicos el viernes negro.
5. (foolish) (United Kingdom)
a. de locos
It's absolutely mad of you to leave your job now.Es una cosa de locos dejar tu puesto ahora.
b. descabellado
Running away from home is a mad idea. You shouldn't do it.Huir de casa es una idea descabellada. No lo deberías hacer.
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