destartalado

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destartalado(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (in disrepair)
a. dilapidated
Mariano vendió su camioneta destartalada y compró un flamante coche nuevo.Mariano sold his dilapidated truck and bought a brand-new car.
b. shabby
Creo que deberíamos tirar este viejo aparador destartalado.I think we should throw out this shabby old dresser.
c. ramshackle
No te subas a ese andamiaje. Se ve destartalado y puede venirse abajo.Don't get on that scaffolding. It looks ramshackle and may collapse.
d. run-down
Nos refugiamos en una casucha destartalada en el bosque.We took shelter in a run-down shack in the forest.
e. beat-up
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Armando manejaba un coche destartalado que hacía mucho ruido.Armando drove a beat-up car that made a lot of noise.
f. clapped-out
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
Nadie va a robar mi auto. Es un Fiat destartalado.Nobody would steal my car. It's a clapped-out Fiat.
2. (messy)
a. untidy
La sala de estar está destartalada. Tenemos que limpiar antes de que lleguen nuestros padres.The living room is untidy. We need to clean up before our parents return home.
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destartalado
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (viejo, deteriorado)
a. dilapidated
2. (desordenado)
a. untidy
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destartalado
adjective
1 [+casa] (grande, mal dispuesta) large and rambling; (ruinoso) tumbledown
2 [+coche] rickety
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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