filth
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This word must be preceded by the definite article in the sense shown in 4).
filth(
fihlth
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (dirt)
a. 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).
I spent hours scrubbing the filth off the floor with a scourer.Me pasé horas restregando el piso con un estropajo para quitarle toda la porquería.
b. la mugre
(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).
The kitchen hadn't been cleaned for weeks and a layer of filth covered all the surfaces.La cocina no se había limpiado en semanas y una capa de mugre cubría todas las superficies.
c. la suciedad
(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).
My grandfather remembered the filth and squalor of the slums where he grew up.Mi abuelo recordaba la suciedad y la miseria de los barrios bajos donde creció.
d. la inmundicia
(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).
Filth from cruise ships floated on the sea surface.La inmundicia procedente de los cruceros flotaba en la superficie del mar.
2. (obscene material)
a. 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).
(content)
My aunt says there's too much filth on TV these days.Mi tía dice que hoy en día ponen demasiada porquería en la tele.
b. las obscenidades
(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).
(language)
You should have heard the filth that came out of his mouth!¡Tendrías que haber escuchado las obscenidades que salieron de su boca!
3. (despicable people)
a. la basura
(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).
The people who abused those children are filth, the scum of the earth!¡La gente que abusó de esos niños es basura, la escoria de la sociedad!
4.
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(police) (United Kingdom)
a. la poli
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Rocky grassed on us, told the filth everything.Rocky nos delató, le contó todo a la poli.
b. la cana
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(Southern Cone)
I think the filth are on to us. We need to lie low for a while.Yo creo que la cana sospecha algo. Tenemos que evitar llamar la atención una temporada.
c. la chota
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in El Salvador
(El Salvador)
Regionalism used in Honduras
(Honduras)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Luckily, we got away before the filth arrived on the scene.Por suerte, nos habíamos largado cuando apareció la chota.
d. los pacos
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
It's the filth! Everybody run for it!¡Son los pacos! ¡Corran!
e. la bofia
(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).
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
The filth were round here asking about you today.La bofia estuvo aquí hoy, preguntando por ti.
f. la pasma
(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).
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
The filth doesn't dare come to this neighborhood.La pasma no se atreve a venir a este barrio.
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filth
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (dirt)
a. 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).
to talk filthdecir cochinadas
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filth [fɪlθ]
noun
1 (dirt) suciedad (f); mugre (f)
his hands were black with filth filth was matted in his beard and hair
(excrement) heces (f)
they found him lying in his own filth
2 (people) basura (f)
those people are nothing but filth esa gente no es más que basura
death to communist filth!
(bad language) groserías (f); obscenidades (f)
I've never read such filth jamás he leído groserías or obscenidades semejantes
the children have to listen to the filth that comes out of her mouth
3 (police)
the filth la policía; la pasma (very_informal); (Esp) la bofia (very_informal); (Esp) la cana (very_informal); (S. Cone)
The fuzz, the filth, the pigs, whatever your local terminology may be for the police he has been in trouble with the `Filth # his name for the police
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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piece of filth
pedazo de basura
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