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"Untidy" is an adjective which is often translated as "desordenado", and "messy" is an adjective which is also often translated as "desordenado". Learn more about the difference between "untidy" and "messy" below.
untidy(
uhn
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tay
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di
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (messy)
a. desordenado
This room is so untidy; it's a wonder you can ever find anything.Este cuarto está tan desordenado que es un milagro que encuentres algo.
b. descuidado
He was regularly punished for his untidy schoolwork.Lo castigaban con frecuencia por lo descuidadas que estaban sus tareas.
c. desprolijo
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
Being a perfectionist, she detests an untidy job.Por ser una perfeccionista, no soporta un trabajo desprolijo.
2. (unkempt)
a. descuidado
She could no longer manage the garden, and it had become untidy.Ya no podía hacerse cargo del jardín, así que estaba descuidado.
b. desaliñado
With his loose tie and frayed shirt cuffs, he always looked untidy.Con la corbata sin anudar y los puños de la camisa raídos, siempre tenía un aspecto desaliñado.
c. desarreglado
Wearing your hair loose makes you look untidy.El pelo suelto te da un aspecto desarreglado.
d. desprolijo
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
A man with an untidy air about him asked me if I had a cigarette.Un hombre de aspecto desprolijo me preguntó si tenía un cigarrillo.
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messy(
meh
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si
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (untidy)
a. desordenado
After the party, the house was messy.Tras la fiesta, la casa estaba desordenada.
b. desarreglado
My hair is always messy after riding in a convertible.Mi cabello siempre está desarreglado después de andar en un descapotable.
c. desorganizado
I hate having a messy workstation.Odio tener un cubículo desorganizado.
2. (dirty)
a. sucio
He was so messy when he came in from outside she sent him straight to the bath.Estaba tan sucio cuando entró de afuera que ella lo mandó directamente al baño.
3. (difficult)
a. desagradable
Life is often messy. No one is perfect.La vida puede ser desagradable. Nadie es perfecto.
b. lioso
Taking bribes landed the politician in a messy situation.Aceptar sobornos embrolló al político en una situación liosa.
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