broke
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broke(
brok
)
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)
(without money)
a. pelado
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
I want to go out but I'm broke.Quiero salir, pero estoy pelado.
b. sin un peso
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
The legal costs left him completely broke.Las costas legales lo dejaron sin un peso.
c. sin blanca
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
I've just had the kitchen redone and I'm broke.Acabo de hacer refaccionar la cocina y me he quedado sin blanca.
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broke
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to be brokeestar sin un centavo or
to go for brokejugarse el todo por el todo
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broke [brəʊk]
verb:past
adjective
1 (incorrect usage) (broken) estropeado
The water heater was broke, or some damn thing, but we didn't have enough money to get a new one
if it ain't broke, don't fix it no hay que complicar las cosas or complicarse la vida sin necesidad
When I worked at Playtex and someone wanted to tinker with a proven, winning product or promotion, one of my bosses had a stock response, `If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"
2 (penniless) pelado (informal)
I'm broke estoy pelado (informal); estoy sin un duro (informal); (Esp) estoy sin un peso (informal); (LAm) to go broke arruinarse
to go for broke jugarse el todo por el todo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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