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"Infamous" is an adjective which is often translated as "infame", and "notorious" is an adjective which is often translated as "de mala fama". Learn more about the difference between "infamous" and "notorious" below.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (having a bad reputation)
a. infame
The infamous madame's secret journal was published, embarrassing dozens of wealthy men.El diario secreto de la infame madama fue publicado, avergonzando a docenas de hombres ricos.
b. de triste fama
Do you remember that infamous actor who was accused of crimes against humanity?¿Recuerdas a ese actor de triste fama que fue acusado de crímenes de lesa humanidad?
2. (shameful)
a. infame
That awful crime is the most infamous episode in the history of our town.Ese crimen horrendo es el episodio más infame de la historia de nuestro pueblo.
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notorious
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (infamous)
a. de mala fama
Wilson spent ten years in a notorious prison.Wilson pasó diez años en una cárcel de mala fama.
b. de mala reputación
Ivan was seen visiting a notorious bar in the red light district.Vieron a Ivan visitando un bar de mala reputación en la zona de tolerancia.
c. muy conocido
Magdalena is notorious in the neighborhood for being a busybody.Magdalena es muy conocida en la vecindad por ser una entrometida.
d. tristemente célebre
The notorious crime ring has been responsable for dozens of killings.La tristemente célebre organización criminal ha sido responsable de decenas de asesinatos.
e.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Franco is a notorious bully at the school.Franco tiene la mala fama de ser un matón en la escuela.
John Waters is notorious for directing bawdy films.John Waters es un director con fama de hacer películas subidas de tono.
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