Quick answer
"Lazy" is an adjective which is often translated as "perezoso", and "rude" is an adjective which is often translated as "maleducado". Learn more about the difference between "lazy" and "rude" below.
lazy(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (indolent)
a. perezoso
Sloths aren't lazy; actually, they conserve energy as a survival tactic.Los perezosos no son perezosos; más bien, conservan energía como táctica de sobrevivencia.
Your brother is so lazy.Tu hermano es bien perezoso.
b. flojo
Lazy workers don't last at this company.Los trabajadores flojos no duran mucho en esta empresa.
c. vago
If she continues being lazy, she won't graduate.Si ella sigue siendo vaga, no se va a graduar.
d. holgazán
The cook is so lazy!¡El cocinero es tan holgazán!
2. (relaxing)
a. descansado
It would be so nice to take a lazy holiday.Qué maravilloso sería tomar unas vacaciones descansadas.
b. relajado
It was a lazy Sunday; I did nothing all day.Fue un domingo relajado; no hice nada el día entero.
3. (related to eyes)
a. vago
I need glasses because of my lazy eye.Necesito gafas a causa de mi ojo vago.
4. (careless)
a. descuidado
I can't give a good grade to such lazy work.No puedo dar una nota buena por trabajo tan descuidado.
5. (indifferent)
a. despreocupado
His fashion sense is downright lazy.Su sentido de la moda es absolutamente despreocupado.
6. (form of address)
a. perezoso
Get up, lazy!¡Levántate, perezoso!
b. el flojo
(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).
, la floja
(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).
Wake up, lazy!¡Despiértate, floja!
c. el vago
(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).
, la vaga
(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).
Move over, lazy!¡Hazte para allá, vago!
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rude(
rud
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (impolite)
a. maleducado
The man at the counter was very rude.El hombre del mostrador fue muy maleducado.
b. grosero
Laura made some rude remarks about my weight.Laura hizo unos comentarios groseros sobre mi peso.
2. (indecent) (United Kingdom)
a. grosero
The woman made a rude gesture and shouted some insults.La mujer hizo un gesto grosero y gritó unos cuantos insultos.
b. verde
I can't stand Paul's rude jokes.No soporto los chistes verdes de Paul.
c. malo
Tonito got in trouble for using rude words with his teacher.Tonito se metió en problemas por usar palabras malas con la maestra.
3. (primitive)
a. tosco
I made a rude table for the greenhouse.Hice una mesa tosca para el invernadero.
b. burdo
There was a rude wooden shelter in the forest.Había un refugio burdo de madera en el bosque.
c. rudimentario
The metate is a rude stone implement used for grinding corn.El metate es un implemento rudimentario que se usa para moler el maíz.
4. (shocking)
a. desagradable
Seeing the destruction left behind by the hurricane was a rude shock.Ver la destrucción que había dejado el huracán fue un golpe desagradable.
5. (robust) (United Kingdom)
a. rebosante
The secret to his rude health is to start the day with a long walk.El secreto de su salud rebosante es empezar el día con una caminata larga.
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