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"Bin" is a noun which is often translated as "el recipiente", and "rubbish" is a noun which is often translated as "la basura". Learn more about the difference between "bin" and "rubbish" below.
bin(
bihn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (container)
a. el recipiente
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I need to buy some nice bins to organize my garage.Tengo que comprar algunos recipientes para organizar el garage.
b. la carbonera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(for coal)
We need to buy more coal for this winter. The bin is almost empty.Necesitamos comprar más carbón para el invierno. La carbonera está casi vacía.
c. el granero
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(for grain)
The farmer stores the barley in a huge metal bin.El granjero almacena la cebada en un granero grandísimo de metal.
d. la panera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(for bread)
This bread got stale, even though I kept the bin tightly closed.Este pan se puso duro, a pesar de que mantuve la panera cerrada herméticamente.
2. (container for trash)
a. la papelera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
You need to empty the bin. The trash is overflowing.Tienes que vaciar la papelera. Ya no le cabe más basura.
b. el cubo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Take the bin out before the garbage truck comes by.Saca el cubo de la basura antes de que pase el camión de la basura.
c. la caneca
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
Put a plastic liner in the bin; that makes it easier to empty the trash.Ponle una bolsa plástica a la caneca; así es más fácil sacarle la basura.
d. el bote
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
There are no bins in that park, and there is trash everywhere.No hay cubos en ese parque y hay basura por todos lados.
e. el papelero
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
I can't find my receipt. I hope it didn't go in the bin with the trash.No encuentro el recibo. Espero no haberlo tirado al papelero con la basura.
f. el tacho
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(Southern Cone)
Take the bin out; there is an awful smell coming out of the trash.Saca el tacho a la calle, que hay un olor muy feo en la basura.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to discard) (United Kingdom)
a. tirar
Please, clean the refrigerator and bin any food that smells bad.Por favor, limpia el refrigerador y tira toda la comida que huela mal.
4. (to reject) (United Kingdom)
a. rechazar
My boss said my idea was ridiculous, and he binned it outright.Mi jefe me dijo que mi idea era ridícula y la rechazó de plano.
b. descartar
We have to come up with a new plan; our proposal was binned.Tenemos que elaborar un nuevo plan; nuestra propuesta fue descartada.
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rubbish(
ruh
-
bihsh
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (something worthless)
a. la basura
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
You don't feel well because you went to that fast food restaurant and ate all that rubbish.No te sientes bien porque fuiste a ese restaurante de comida rápida y comiste toda esa basura.
b. la porquería
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
I really loved the book! - Oh please. It was utter rubbish.¡Me encantó el libro! - Ay, por favor. Es una verdadera porquería.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(nonsense)
a. las tonterías
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I didn't eat the last cookie. - Don't you give me that rubbish. I know it was you.Yo no me comí la última galleta. - No me vengas con tonterías. Sé que fuiste tú.
b. las chorradas
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Lauren was trying to get to know him, but he talked about nothing but rubbish.Lauren intentaba conocerlo, pero él no habló de nada más que chorradas.
c. las estupideces
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I didn't expect to listen to so much rubbish at the talk.No esperaba oír tantas estupideces en la plática.
3. (garbage) (United Kingdom)
a. la basura
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There was rubbish strewn about the yard the day after the party.Había basura por todo el jardín el día después de la fiesta.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to criticize) (United Kingdom)
a. poner por los suelos
One of my classmates stood up in the middle of my presentation and began rubbishing my ideas.Uno de mis compañeros se levantó en medio de mi presentación y puso mis ideas por los suelos.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(very bad) (United Kingdom)
a. pésimo
I'm rubbish at physics. Can you help me study?Soy pésima en física. ¿Puedes ayudarme a estudiar?
6. (related to garbage) (United Kingdom)
a. de basura
There's not a single rubbish bin at the airport.No hay ni un cubo de basura en el aeropuerto.
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