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estar hecho polvo
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Usage note
This idiom may be literally translated as "to have become dust."
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(idiom) (to be very tired)
a. to be exhausted
Sigue tú si quieres. Yo te espero sentado en este banco porque estoy hecho polvo.You go ahead if you like. I'll wait for you sitting on this bench because I'm exhausted.
b. to be worn out
Ayer corrí un maratón. Todavía estoy hecho polvo.Yesterday I ran a marathon. I'm still worn out.
c. to be pooped
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
La semana pasada tuve una gripe muy fuerte y ahora estoy hecha polvo.I had a very bad flu last week and am pooped now.
d. to be shattered
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
No estoy solo cansado, estoy hecho polvo.I'm not just tired. I'm shattered.
e. to be knackered
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
Nos estamos mudando, así que estamos hechos polvo.We're moving house, so we're knackered.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(idiom) (to feel devastated)
a. to feel crushed
Martiniano está hecho polvo porque sus amigos lo traicionaron.Martiniano feels crushed because his friends betrayed him.
b. to feel really down
Su esposo la dejó y está hecha polvo.Her husband left her and she's feeling really down.
c. to be very low
Luis está hecho polvo desde que murió su padre.Luis has been very low since his father died.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(idiom) (to be destroyed)
a. to be falling to pieces
Ese abrigo está hecho polvo. ¿Por qué no te compras otro?That coat is falling to pieces. Why don't you buy a new one?
b. to be a wreck
Aunque la furgoneta está hecha polvo, el conductor salió ileso del accidente.Even though the van is a wreck, the driver escaped unhurt from the accident.
c. to be totaled
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
¿Y el coche? - Está hecho polvo.And the car? - It's totaled.
d. to be a write-off (United Kingdom)
El ciclista tuvo tiempo de saltar de la bici, que está hecha polvo.The biker had time to jump off the bike, which is a write-off.
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