An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (unintelligent)
a. stupid
Hay que ser muy bruto para no saber eso.You have to be really stupid not to know that.
b. ignorant
Tengo algunos alumnos un poco brutos.Some of my students are a little ignorant.
2. (awkward)
a. clumsy
Se pega en todos lados porque es muy bruto.He's always bumping into things because he's very clumsy.
3. (without manners)
a. rude
Estos niños son muy brutos con sus maestros y compañeros.These kids are very rude to their teachers and classmates.
4. (violent)
a. rough
Qué hombre tan bruto. ¡Deberías alejarte de él!He's a very rough man. You should get away from him!
5. (salary, weight, profit)
a. gross
El peso bruto de la mercancía es de 10 kg.The gross weight of the merchandise is 10 kg.
6. (matter or products)
a. raw
Venden madera bruta a mueblerías.They sell raw wood to furniture factories.
b. crude (oil)
El país recibió $200,000 de la venta de petróleo bruto.The country received $200,000 from selling crude oil.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g., sex, once upon a time).
a. beast
El bruto se negaba a caminar.The beast refused to walk.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
masculine or feminine noun
8. (violent person)
a. brute
Un bruto me empujó y me golpeé la cabeza.Some brute pushed me and I bumped my head.
9. (stupid)
a. fool
El bruto reprobó todas las materias.The fool failed all his subjects.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (violento)
a. rough
2. (torpe)
a. clumsy
3. (ignorante)
a. thick, stupid
4. (maleducado)
a. rude
5. (sin tratar)
en brutouncut
6. (sueldo, peso)
a. gross
gana 30.000 euros brutos al messhe earns 30,000 euros a month gross
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
7. (general)
a. brute
brutoa bruta
1 (salvaje) brutish
no entiendo cómo puedes ser tan bruto con ella
¡no seas bruto! don't be so rough!
2 (estúpido) stupid; ignorant
¡no seas bruto! don't be an idiot!; es muy bruto he's pretty thick (familiar)
3 (inculto) uncouth
4 (sin alterar) [+materias] raw; [+medidas] gross
en bruto [+superficie, terreno] rough; [+diamantes] uncut; hierro en bruto crude iron; pig iron; peso bruto gross weight; petróleo bruto crude oil; producto bruto gross product; salario bruto gross salary; a lo bruto roughly; crudely
más bruto que un adoquín as dumb as an ox
pegar a algn en bruto (Caribe) to beat sb mercilessly
6 (S. Cone) (de mala calidad) poor-quality; inferior
(animal) brute; beast
1 (salvaje) brute; boor
es un bruto, todo lo arregla a golpes
¡bruto! you beast!
2 (idiota) idiot
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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