dud

dud(
duhd
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(non-functional)
a. defectuoso
This is where we keep the dud electrical appliances until they go back to the factory.Aquí es donde guardamos los aparatos eléctricos defectuosos hasta que se devuelvan al fabricante.
b. que no funciona
The guy in the store sold me a dud light bulb.El hombre de la tienda me vendió una bombilla que no funciona.
c. que no estalla (bomb or shell)
People don't realize how dangerous dud artillery shells can be.La gente no se da cuenta de lo peligroso que puede ser un proyectil de artillería que no estalla cuando debería hacerlo.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(worthless)
a. sin fondos (check)
The boss gave me a dud check when he fired me.El jefe me dio un cheque sin fondos cuando me despidió.
b. sin valor
The bank ended up with a portfolio of dud mortgage loans.El banco acabó con una cartera de hipotecas sin valor.
c. falso (bill or banknote)
He tried to pay with a dud $20 bill.Intentó pagar con un billete falso de $20.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(of poor quality)
a. malo
My first role was in a dud movie nobody has ever heard of.Mi primer trabajo fue en una película mala que nadie conoce.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(movie, book or play)
a. el desastre
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The author's latest novel is a complete dud.La última novela del autor es un desastre total.
b. el fracaso
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The studio lost a fortune on this box-office dud.Los estudios perdieron una fortuna con este fracaso de taquilla.
c. la porquería
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
The band's last album was a dud.El último álbum de la banda fue una porquería.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(item or device which does not work)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The TV was a dud so they gave me my money back.El televisor no funcionaba así que me devolvieron el dinero.
We tested 100 new cellphones and seven of them were duds.Probamos 100 celulares nuevos y siete resultaron ser defectuosos.
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(bomb or shell)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Luckily for us, the mortar round was a dud.Tuvimos suerte porque el obús no estalló.
The bomb that they planted was a dud.La bomba que pusieron no llegó a explotar.
7.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(person)
a. el inútil
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
, la inútil
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The new guy in the office is a real dud.El tipo nuevo en la oficina es un inútil total.
b. el desastre
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
My sister's boyfriend is a real dud. He can't even change a plug.El novio de mi hermana es un desastre. No sabe ni cambiar un enchufe.
8.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(bill or coin)
a. el billete falso
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The $20 bill he gave me was a dud.El billete de $20 que me dio era falso.
duds
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
9.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(clothes)
a. la ropa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
That guy always wears stylish duds.Ese tipo siempre lleva ropa muy elegante.
b. los trapos
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Where did you buy those duds?¿Dónde compraste esos trapos?
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dud
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (person)
a. el mamarracho m, desastre
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
2. (shell)
a. el proyectil que no estalla
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
3. (general)
a. defectuoso(a)
4. (banknote)
a. falso(a)
dud [dʌd]
adjective
1 (useless) [+cheque] sin fondos; [+merchandise] invendible; (not working) [+machine etc] estropeado; [+shell, bomb] que no estalla;
2 (false) [+coin, note] falso
noun
(thing) filfa (f); (person) desastre (m); inútil (m); (coin) moneda (f) falsa; (shell) obús (m) que no estalla;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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