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"Filthy" is an adjective which is often translated as "mugriento", and "wretched" is an adjective which is often translated as "desdichado". Learn more about the difference between "filthy" and "wretched" below.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (very dirty)
a. mugriento
The windows were filthy. They looked as if they hadn't been cleaned in years.Las ventanas estaban mugrientas. Parecía que no las hubieran limpiado en mucho tiempo.
b. asqueroso
Your hands are filthy! Go and wash them.¡Tus manos están asquerosas! Ve a lavarlas.
c. sucio
Take your filthy muddy boots off before you come in here.Quítate esas botas sucias de barro antes de entrar aquí.
d. mugroso
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
He'd been sleeping in the same clothes for weeks, and they were filthy.Llevaba semanas durmiendo con la misma ropa, y estaba mugrosa.
2. (obscene)
a. obsceno
His mother found a pile of filthy magazines under her teenage son's bed.La madre encontró un montón de revistas obscenas debajo de la cama de su hijo adolescente.
b. indecente
She would never read "Fifty Shades of Grey". She thinks it's filthy.Nunca leería "Cincuenta tonos de gris". Cree que es indecente.
c. verde (joke)
They loved to meet in the bar after the game and tell filthy jokes.Les encantaba reunirse en el bar después del partido y contar chistes verdes.
d. guarro
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
She has a filthy sense of humor. With her, everything is about sex.Tiene un sentido del humor guarro. Para ella, todo es sexo.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(very unpleasant) (United Kingdom)
a. asqueroso
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(weather)
We've had some filthy weather lately - rain with high winds.Últimamente ha hecho un tiempo asqueroso: lluvia con vientos muy fuertes.
b. de perros
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(weather or temper)
The train was late and it was raining, so she arrived at the meeting in a filthy temper.El tren llegó tarde y estaba lloviendo, así que llegó a la reunión con un humor de perros.
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)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
He's always filthy dirty after playing soccer.Siempre llega hecho un asco después de jugar al fútbol.
Her parents are filthy rich. They have a house and a boat on Cape Cod as well as an apartment in New York.Sus padres están podridos en plata. Tienen una casa y un barco en Cabo Cod además de un apartamento en Nueva York.
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wretched
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (deeply afflicted)
a. desdichado
The wretched prisoners awaited in silence their fate.Los desdichados prisioneros esperaron en silencio su suerte.
b. desgraciado
The poet led a wretched life, and died in solitude.El poeta llevó una vida desgraciada y murió en soledad.
c. miserable
After the death of his children, his wretched existence became almost unbearable.Después de la muerte de sus hijos, su miserable existencia se volvió casi insoportable.
2. (deplorably bad)
a. espantoso
Many people live in wretched conditions in inner city areas.Muchas personas viven en condiciones espantosas en las zonas deprimidas de la ciudad.
b. horrible
With this wretched weather, the only place I want to be is home.Con este clima horrible, el único lugar donde quiero estar es en mi casa.
c. muy mal
The last time I ate at that restaurant, I felt wretched for days.La última vez que comí en ese restaurante, me sentí muy mal durante varios días.
3. (very annoying or despicable)
a. condenado
The neighbor's wretched rooster woke me up at 4 am.El condenado gallo del vecino me despertó a las 4 am.
b. maldito
That wretched dog won't stop barking!¡Ese maldito perro no para de ladrar!
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