feo
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feo(
feh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (unattractive)
a. ugly
El monstruo que dibujaste tiene una nariz muy fea.That monster you drew has a very ugly nose.
b. unflattering
El vestido que se puso Jen es muy feo y le queda grande.The dress Jen wore is really unflattering and is too big for her.
2. (disagreeable)
a. unpleasant
El ambiente en la oficina está muy feo en estos días.The atmosphere at the office is very unpleasant these days.
b. foul
No voy a comer ese queso. Tiene un olor feo.I'm not going to eat that cheese. It has a foul smell.
c. nasty
El tiempo estaba tan feo que no fuimos a la playa.The weather was so nasty that we didn't go to the beach.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(not well)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. badly
Mi novia cocina feo, así que de la cena me ocupo yo.My girlfriend cooks badly, so I'm in charge of dinner.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(impolitely)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. rudely
Si le vuelves a contestarle feo a tu mamá, estarás castigado.If you answer your mom rudely again, you're grounded.
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feo
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (persona)
a. ugly
más feo que picioas ugly as sin
2. (aspecto, herida, conducta)
a. nasty
3. (tiempo)
a. foul, horrible
está metido en un asunto muy feohe's mixed up in some really nasty business
ponerse feoto turn nasty
está feo escupirit's rude to spit
4. (olor, sabor)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. unpleasant
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (persona)
a. ugly person
6. (desaire)
a. slight, insult
hacer un feo a alguiento offend o slight somebody
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feo
adjective
1 (sin belleza) [+persona, casa, ropa] ugly
un edificio muy feo a very ugly building
más feo que Picio o un grajo as ugly as sin
bailar con la más fea
me tocó bailar con la más fea I drew the short straw
ser la fea del baile me tocó la fea del baile
2 (desagradable) [+asunto, tiempo] nasty; unpleasant; [+jugada] dirty
tiene la fea costumbre de irse sin despedirse he has a nasty habit of leaving without saying goodbye
'tiene la fea costumbre de no tirar de la cadena' 'tiene la fea costumbre de levantarse de la mesa sin pedir permiso' el tiempo se está poniendo feo
esto se está poniendo feo things are getting nasty
3 (de mala educación)
está muy feo contestarle así a tu madre it's very rude o it's not nice to answer your mother like that; está o queda feo comerse las uñas en público it's bad manners to bite your nails in public
4 (Latinoamérica) [+olor, comida] nasty; unpleasant
1 (desaire)
hacer un feo a algn to snub sb; le hizo el feo de no devolverle la llamada she snubbed him by not returning his call; —no puedo ir a tu boda —¿me vas a hacer ese feo? "I can't come to your wedding" — "but you can't refuse!" o "how can you refuse!"
2 (fealdad)
hoy está con el feo o de feo subido he's looking really ugly today
adverb
(Latinoamérica) bad; badly
cantar feo to sing badly; oler feo to smell bad; have a nasty smell
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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