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"Mudar" is a form of "mudar", a transitive verb which is often translated as "to change". "Es malo" is a phrase which is often translated as "is bad". Learn more about the difference between "es malo" and "mudar" below.
es malo(
ehs
 
mah
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loh
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (used to say something is not good quality)
a. is bad
Este ron es malo, pero al menos es barato.This rum is bad, but at least it's cheap.
b. it's bad
No compres ese bolígrafo. Es malo.Don't buy that ballpoint pen. It's bad.
2. (used to say something is harmful)
a. is bad
¡Apaga ese cigarrillo! Fumar es malo.Put off that cigarette! Smoking is bad.
b. it's bad
Deja de comer comida chatarra. Es malo para tu salud.Stop eating junk food. It's bad for your health.
3. (he's not good)
a. he's bad (masculine)
¡Saquen a ese jugador de la cancha! Es malo.Get that player off the field! He's bad.
b. is bad
El guitarrista de la banda es malo. Yo puedo tocar mejor.The guitar player of the band is bad. I can play better.
4. (he is mean)
a. he's bad (masculine)
La gente dice que es malo porque tuvo problemas con la ley.People say he's bad because he got in trouble with the law.
b. he's evil (masculine)
No hables con ese hombre. Es malo como el mismísimo demonio.Don't talk to that man. He's evil as the devil himself.
c. is bad
Mi madre piensa que mi mejor amigo es malo porque tiene tatuajes.My mother thinks my best friend is bad because he has tattoos.
d. is evil
El hechicero es malo y le lanzó un hechizo al caballero.The wizard is evil and casted a spell on the knight.
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mudar(
moo
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dahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to exchange)
a. to change
Tenemos que mudar esas cortinas sucias.We need to change those dirty curtains.
2. (to achieve a deeper tone)
a. to change
Su voz empezó a mudar cuando tenía catorce años.His voice began to change when he was fourteen.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to cast off skin or feathers)
a. to shed
Mira, ese gusanito está mudando.Look, that little worm is shedding.
b. to molt
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Mi boa mudó ayer. ¿Quieres ver su piel?My boa molted yesterday. Do you want to see its skin?
c. to moult (United Kingdom)
¿Están enfermas esas águilas? - No, solo están mudando.Are those eagles sick? - No, they're just moulting.
4. (to alter; normally used with "de")
a. to change
Tienes el derecho de mudar de parecer, pero ojalá me hubieras avisado con más tiempo.You have the right to change your mind, but I wish you'd told me earlier.
mudarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
5. (to relocate)
a. to move
Nos acabamos de mudar de Cartagena.We just moved from Cartagena.
6. (to wear different clothes)
a. to change
Tienes que mudarte para la fiesta porque es formal.You have to change for the party because it's formal.
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