An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (soiled)
a. sucio
Their hands were dirty after playing in the mud.Tenían las manos sucias después de jugar en el barro.
2. (underhand)
a. sucio
I don't want your dirty money.No quiero tu dinero sucio.
3. (despicable)
a. asqueroso
You are a dirty traitor.Eres un traidor asqueroso.
b. de mierda
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
You are a dirty liar.Eres un mentiroso de mierda.
4. (obscene)
a. verde
No dirty jokes here.Nada de chistes verdes aquí.
b. cochino
Hide all those dirty magazines from my view.Aparta todas esas revistas cochinas de mi vista.
c. guarro
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
I never imagined Fin had such a dirty mind.Nunca me imaginaba que Fin tuviera una mente tan guarra.
d. colorado
Regionalism used in Mexico
If you tell another dirty joke, I'm leaving.Si cuentas otro chiste colorado, me voy.
5. (furious)
a. asesina
My sister gave me a dirty look when I mentioned an ex-boyfriend to her husband.Mi hermana me lanzó una mirada asesina cuando mencioné a un exnovio ante su marido.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
6. (unsportsmanlike)
a. sucio
They played dirty, but the referee didn't see it.Jugaron sucio, pero el árbitro no lo vio.
7. (indecently)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Don't talk dirty in front of the children!¡No digas guarradas delante de los niños!
Stop talking dirty, please!¡Dejen de decir guarangadas!
They talk dirty when the teacher can't hear them.Dicen cochinadas cuando el profesor no los oye.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
8. (to soil)
a. ensuciarse
It is normal to dirty your hands when working in the garden.Es normal ensuciarse las manos cuando trabajas en el jardín.
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
Unlock More Translations for Free
Learn more with unlimited dictionary access. Sign up for free today.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (unclean)
a. sucio(a)
to get dirtyensuciarse, mancharse
2. (also fig)
to get one's hands dirtymancharse las manos
3. (fig)
the party is washing its dirty linen in publicel partido está sacando sus propios trapos sucios a la luz pública el partido está sacando los trapitos al sol
4. (unprincipled, ruthless)
a. sucio(a)
it's a dirty businesses un asunto sucio
to give somebody a dirty lookfulminar a alguien con la mirada
dirty trickjugarreta f, mala pasada f
dirty tricks campaigncampaña de descrédito or difamación
5. (also fig)
dirty worktrabajo sucio
6. (obscene; film)
a. pornográfico(a)
7. (book, language)
a. obsceno(a), lascivo(a)
to have a dirty mindtener una mente calenturienta
dirty jokechiste verde
dirty old manviejo verde
dirty weekendfin de semana de lujuria
dirty wordpalabrota f
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
8. (fight, play)
a. sucio
9. (obscenely)
to talk dirtydecir obscenidades
10. (colloquial) (United Kingdom)
a. (for emphasis)
a dirty big holeun pedazo de agujero
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
11. (general)
a. ensuciar, manchar
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
12. (colloquial) (United Kingdom)
to do the dirty on somebodyjugársela a alguien
dirty [ˈdɜːtɪ]
dirtier (comparative)dirtiest (superlative)
1 (unclean) [+hands, clothes, dishes] sucio
your hands are dirty tienes las manos sucias
to get (o.s.) dirty ensuciarse
to get sth dirty ensuciar algo; to get one's hands dirty ensuciarse or mancharse las manos
his dirty habits get on my nerves tiene unas costumbres asquerosas que me sacan de quicio
cleaning the cooker is a dirty job limpiar la cocina es un trabajo muy sucio
there was a dirty mark on his shirt tenía una mancha en la camisa
the baby's got a dirty [nappy]
to wash one's dirty linen in public sacar los trapos sucios a relucir
2 (dull) [+grey, white] sucio
the sky was a dirty grey el cielo tenía un color gris sucio
his shirts came out of the washing machine dirty white
3 (nasty) [+weather] horrible; feo; [+night] horrible
4 (indecent) [+story, joke] verde; colorado; (Méx) [+book] cochino (informal); de guarrerías (informal); (Esp) [+magazine, film] porno (informal); [+laugh] lascivo
he has a dirty laugh
to have a dirty mind tener una mente pervertida; tener una mente guarra (informal); (Esp)
dirty old man viejo (m) verde
dirty weekend (Britain) fin (m) de semana de lujuria (humorous)
to go on a dirty weekend (with sb) ir a pasar un fin de semana de lujuria (con algn)
dirty word palabrota (f); lisura (f); (And) (S. Cone)
communism has become almost a dirty word "comunismo" se ha convertido casi en una palabrota
5 (underhand) sucio
dirty business negocio (m) sucio
dirty money dinero (m) sucio
dirty play (Dep) juego (m) sucio
there are some dirty players in the team algunos de los miembros del equipo juegan sucio
dirty pool (US) juego (m) sucio
a dirty trick una mala pasada; una jugarreta (informal)
to play a dirty trick on sb jugar una mala pasada a algn; hacer una jugarreta a algn (informal)
dirty tricks chanchullos (m)
dirty tricks department sección de actividades secretas para desacreditar al contrario
For someone so durable to die, some special dirty tricks department must be at work.
dirty war guerra (f) sucia
to do sb's dirty work
he always gets other people to do his dirty work siempre consigue que los demás le hagan el trabajo sucio
do your own dirty work!
6 (despicable) asqueroso (informal); de mierda (vulgar)
you're a dirty liar eres un cerdo mentiroso (very_informal); eres un mentiroso de mierda (vulgar); you dirty rat! ¡canalla! (very_informal); ¡cerdo! (very_informal)
7 (angry)
to give sb a dirty look echar una mirada asesina a algn (informal)
1 (Dep) (unfairly)
to fight dirty [+boxer] no luchar limpiamente
to play dirty [+footballer] jugar sucio
2 (indecently)
to talk dirty decir cochinadas (informal); decir guarrerías (informal); (Esp)
dirty great: a dirty great dog/lorry/hole un perrazo/camionazo/agujerazo (informal); his dirty great hands sus manazas (informal); sus manotas (informal)
transitive verb
don't dirty your clothes no te ensucies la ropa
to do the dirty on sb (Britain) jugar una mala pasada a algn; hacer una jugarreta a algn (informal)
dirty bomb (n) bomba (f) sucia
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
no direct translation
Machine Translators
Translate dirty using machine translators
See Machine Translations
Want to Learn Spanish?
Spanish learning for everyone. For free.
SpanishDict Premium
Have you tried it yet? Here's what's included:
Cheat sheets
No ads
Learn offline on iOS
Fun phrasebooks
Learn Spanish faster
Support SpanishDict