be no good

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be no good(
bi
 
no
 
good
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to not be useful)
a. no servir
These speakers are no good. I'm gonna pitch 'em.Estas bocinas no sirven. Las voy a botar.
b. no ser bueno
This restaurant's no good anymore. Let's go somewhere else next time.Este restaurante ya no es bueno. Para otra vez vamos a otro sitio.
c. ser inútil
These shoes are no good. The soles are all worn out.Estos zapatos son inútiles. Las suelas están completamente gastadas.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to be morally bad)
a. no ser nada bueno
That girlfriend of yours is no good. She's going to get you in trouble.Esa novia tuya no es nada buena. Te va a meter en problemas.
b. ser maldito
My dad was no good. He was an abusive drunk.Mi papá era maldito. Era un borracho abusivo.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to not be of a good standard)
a. no ser bueno
I read Adam's short story yesterday but unfortunately, it's no good.Leí el cuento de Adam ayer pero desafortunadamente, no es bueno.
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