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"Wrecked" is an adjective which is often translated as "destrozado", and "busted" is an adjective which is often translated as "roto". Learn more about the difference between "wrecked" and "busted" below.
wrecked
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (destroyed)
a. destrozado
My car is wrecked! - You're lucky to be alive after the accident.¡Mi auto está destrozado! - Tienes suerte de estar vivo después del accidente.
2. (exhausted)
a. hecho polvo
Sara was wrecked after a sleepless night taking care of her sick baby.Sara estaba hecha polvo después de una noche sin dormir cuidando a su bebé enfermo.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(intoxicated)
a. pedo
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Frank was the designated driver, so he was the only one of his friends not to end up wrecked at the party.Frank era el conductor designado, así que fue el único entre sus amigos en no terminar pedo en la fiesta.
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busted(
buhs
-
tihd
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(broken)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. roto
Some kid threw a rock at my car and now I have a busted window.Un niño aventó una piedra a mi carro y ahora tengo la ventanilla rota.
b. estropeado
I'm so bummed out. My favorite bag is busted on the bottom.Estoy tan deprimida. Mi bolso favorito está estropeado en la parte de abajo.
c. averiado (machine)
I'd love to have some coffee, but the machine's busted again.Me encantaría tomar un café, pero la máquina otra vez está averiada.
d. descompuesto (machine)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
(Southern Cone)
My phone is busted; I think I'll get a new one.Mi teléfono está descompuesto; me parece que me voy a comprar uno nuevo.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(caught in trouble)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
After being on the run for years, he's finally busted.Después de estar prófugo por años, por fin lo pillaron.
You are so busted. Mom is going to ground you for a week.Te cacharon. Mamá te va a castigar por una semana.
3.
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(fractured)
a. roto
You can't go bowling with a busted leg!¡No puedes jugar bolos con la pierna rota!
4. (burst)
a. pinchado
We wanted to play soccer but the ball was busted.Queríamos jugar fútbol pero la pelota estaba pinchada.
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