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"Garbage" is a noun which is often translated as "la basura", and "trash" is a noun which is also often translated as "la basura". Learn more about the difference between "garbage" and "trash" below.
garbage(
gar
-
bihj
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (refuse)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
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).
Would you mind leaving the garbage out at the curb for pickup?¿Te importaría dejar la basura en el bordillo para que la recojan?
b. los desechos
(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).
Composting is a way to convert organic garbage into something useful.El compostaje es una buena manera de convertir los desechos orgánicos en algo útil.
2. (worthless things)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. 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).
The movie is garbage compared to the book.La película es una porquería en comparación con el libro.
b. los disparates
(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).
The managers were talking garbage about their employees' work.Los gerentes estaban diciendo disparates sobre el trabajo de sus empleados.
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trash(
trahsh
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (rubbish)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
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).
Take out the trash.Saca la basura.
b. los desperdicios
(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).
All of the city's trash ends up in this landfill.Todos los desperdicios de la ciudad terminan en este vertedero.
2. (poor-quality item)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
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).
Their latest album was pure trash.Su último disco fue basura absoluta.
3.
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
(worthless)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. la gentuza
(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).
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
Just because they live in a trailer doesn't make them trash.Solo porque vivan en un tráiler no los hace gentuza.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to criticize)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. poner por los suelos
I can't have you trashing my reputation.No puedo permitir que pongas mi reputación por los suelos.
5. (to destroy)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. destrozar
The rockstar completely trashed his hotel room.La estrella de rock completamente destrozó su habitación de hotel.
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