barato
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barato(
bah
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rah
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toh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (inexpensive)
a. cheap
El boleto fue muy barato.The ticket was very cheap.
2. (poor quality)
a. trashy (literature)
Estas novelas románticas son literatura barata.These romantic novels are trashy literature.
b. cheap (music)
Estas bandas ya solo tocan música barata.These bands only play cheap music.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
3. (economically)
a. cheaply
Tratamos de vivir barato.We try to live cheaply.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
4. (commerce)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. street market
Leti compró unas flores preciosas en el barato.Leti bought some lovely flowers in the street market.
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barato
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (objeto)
a. cheap
lo barato sale carobuying cheap is a false economy
2. (sentimentalismo)
a. cheap
3. (literatura)
a. trashy
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
4. (general)
a. cheap, cheaply
me costó baratoit was cheap, I got it cheap
vender algo baratoto sell something cheaply
en este bar se come muy baratoyou can eat very cheaply in this bar, the food's very cheap in this bar
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barato
adjective
1 (económico) cheap
este vestido es muy barato this dress is very cheap; el café sale más barato a granel coffee is cheaper if you buy it in bulk
lo barato sale caro buying cheap things is false economy; cheap things turn out expensive in the end
2 (de mala calidad) [+música, imitación] cheap; [+novela] trashy
solo ha escrito unas cuantas novelas baratas
3 (indigno) [+demagogia, electoralismo] cheap
esa actitud es patriotismo barato that attitude is just cheap patriotism
tiene una reputación de demagogo barato eso es demagogia barata
adverb
cheap; cheaply
el coche nos costó barato the car was cheap; en este restaurante se come muy barato you can eat very cheaply in this restaurant; vivo muy barato I live very cheaply
(mercadillo) street market
I can't confirm the trans in this category - is it worth including? en el juego cobrar el barato
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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