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"Coarse" is an adjective which is often translated as "áspero", and "rude" is an adjective which is often translated as "maleducado". Learn more about the difference between "coarse" and "rude" below.
coarse(
kawrs
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (rough in texture)
a. áspero
The cutting board is still pretty coarse. I'm going to sand it some more.La tabla de cortar todavía está bastante áspera. Voy a lijarla un poquito más.
b. basto
I like coarse, crusty bread. The sliced bread from the store doesn't taste like anything to me.Me gusta el pan basto y crujiente. El pan de molde del super no me sabe a nada.
c. ordinario
The coffee arrived in coarse brown sacks.El café llegó en unas bolsas marrones ordinarias.
2. (not socially acceptable)
a. ordinario
The car mechanic certainly was a coarse individual, but he was hard-working and honest.El mecánico era sin duda un individuo ordinario, pero trabajador y honesto.
b. tosco
The way he treats people can seem a little coarse, but he means well.Su trato puede ser un poco tosco, pero él es bienintencionado.
c. grosero
The priest reprimanded Harold for using coarse language in the chapel.El cura reprochó a Harold por usar un lenguaje grosero en la capilla.
d. basto
Her coarse behavior attracted disapproving stares from the ladies who were playing bridge.Su comportamiento basto atrajo miradas de desaprobación de las mujeres que jugaban a bridge.
e. verde (joke)
My uncle told a coarse joke, much to the chagrin of my grandmother.Mi tío contó un chiste verde, para gran disgusto de mi abuela.
3. (large)
a. grueso
I ran my fingers through the coarse grains of sand on the beach.Pasé los dedos por los granos de arena gruesos de la playa.
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rude(
rud
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (impolite)
a. maleducado
The man at the counter was very rude.El hombre del mostrador fue muy maleducado.
b. grosero
Laura made some rude remarks about my weight.Laura hizo unos comentarios groseros sobre mi peso.
2. (indecent) (United Kingdom)
a. grosero
The woman made a rude gesture and shouted some insults.La mujer hizo un gesto grosero y gritó unos cuantos insultos.
b. verde
I can't stand Paul's rude jokes.No soporto los chistes verdes de Paul.
c. malo
Tonito got in trouble for using rude words with his teacher.Tonito se metió en problemas por usar palabras malas con la maestra.
3. (primitive)
a. tosco
I made a rude table for the greenhouse.Hice una mesa tosca para el invernadero.
b. burdo
There was a rude wooden shelter in the forest.Había un refugio burdo de madera en el bosque.
c. rudimentario
The metate is a rude stone implement used for grinding corn.El metate es un implemento rudimentario que se usa para moler el maíz.
4. (shocking)
a. desagradable
Seeing the destruction left behind by the hurricane was a rude shock.Ver la destrucción que había dejado el huracán fue un golpe desagradable.
5. (robust) (United Kingdom)
a. rebosante
The secret to his rude health is to start the day with a long walk.El secreto de su salud rebosante es empezar el día con una caminata larga.
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