dodgy
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (not sound or reliable) (United Kingdom)
a. arriesgado
The road is not in good condition, driving it would be dodgy.La carretera no está en buenas condiciones, manejar sería algo arriesgado.
b. riesgoso
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
The situation is very dodgy; you'd better put yourself in the hands of experts.La situación es muy riesgosa; mejor ponerse en manos de los expertos.
c. peliagudo
Frank is involved in a dodgy business down by the waterfront.Frank está involucrado en un negocio peliagudo por la zona de los muelles.
d. chungo
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
My internet service has been dodgy lately.El servicio de Internet va muy chungo últimamente.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(false or dishonest) (United Kingdom)
a. dudoso
When you saw how cheap it was, you should have known it was a dodgy deal.Cuando viste lo barato que era, deberías haber sabido que era una oferta dudosa.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
He hired a dodgy lawyer to help him beat the charges.Contrató a un abogado de poco fiar para ayudarle a vencer los cargos.
You shouldn't go into business with him. He's a dodgy character.No debes hacer negocios con él. Es un tipo poco fiable.
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dodgy
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (colloquial) (United Kingdom)
a. dudoso(a) (person)
2. (area)
a. peligroso(a)
b. chungo(a)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
3. (situation, brakes, weather)
a. chungo(a)
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dodgy [ˈdɒdʒɪ]
adjective
dodgier (comparative)dodgiest (superlative) (Britain)
1 (dishonest) [+person] de poco fiar; poco fiable; [+business, deal, district] oscuro; chungo (very_informal); (Esp) [+practice] dudoso
there's something dodgy about him hay algo en él que me da mala espina (informal); the whole business seemed a bit dodgy todo el asunto parecía un poco oscuro
a dodgy area of the city
2 (unreliable, uncertain) [+plan] arriesgado; [+weather] inestable
the clutch is a bit dodgy el embrague no anda muy bien; el embrague está un poco chungo (very_informal); (Esp) he's in a dodgy situation financially su situación económica es un poco peliaguda; the sausages looked dodgy las salchichas tenían una pinta sospechosa; to have a dodgy back tener la espalda fastidiada; estar fastidiado de la espalda; to have a dodgy heart estar fastidiado del corazón
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