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"Crappy" is an adjective which is often translated as "de mierda", and "awful" is an adjective which is often translated as "horrible". Learn more about the difference between "crappy" and "awful" below.
crappy
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1.
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(of poor quality)
a. de mierda
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
There's no way I'm going to eat this crappy food. Let's just go for some pizza.Ni loco me voy a comer esta comida de mierda. Vamos por una pizza directamente.
b. mierda (noun)
The movie was really crappy, so we walked out halfway through.La película era una auténtica mierda, así que nos fuimos a la mitad.
2.
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(unwell)
a. fatal
Oh man, you don't look so hot! - No, I'm feeling really crappy.Buf, ¡qué cara tienes! - Sí, me siento fatal.
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awful(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (dreadful)
a. horrible
The restaurant was lovely but the food was awful.El restaurante era precioso, pero la comida era horrible.
b. terrible
There's an awful smell in here.Hay un olor terrible aquí dentro.
c. horroroso
The weather is always awful in this part of the country.El tiempo siempre es horroroso en esta parte del país.
d. espantoso
He looks awful in those shorts!¡Se ve espantoso con esos shorts!
2. (used for emphasis)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
An awful lot has been written on the subject.Se ha escrito un montón sobre el tema.
He's an awful tease.Es muy bromista.
3.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(awesome)
a. formidable
The thief fled as the knight drew his awful sword to kill him.El ladrón huyó cuando el caballero sacó su formidable espada para matarlo.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(extremely)
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
It's awful hot in the office.Hace un calor tremendo en la oficina.
That puppy is awful cute!¡Ese cachorro es monísimo!
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