la basura roughly translates to the trash. Showing results for basura.
basura
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basura(
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (waste)
a. trash
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Se me olvidó sacar la basura antes de irme a trabajar.I forgot to take out the trash before going to work.
b. garbage
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
La calle está llena de basura por la huelga de los basureros.The street is full of garbage because of the garbagemen strike.
c. rubbish (United Kingdom)
Aquí dentro huele a basura.It smells of rubbish in here.
d. litter
La playa estaba llena de basura.The beach was full of litter.
2. (container)
a. garbage can
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Está prohibido tirar los muebles viejos a la basura.Throwing old furniture to the garbage can is forbidden.
b. trash can
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El conserje saca la basura a partir de las 7 pm.The janitor takes out the trash can from 7 pm.
c. rubbish bin (United Kingdom)
El viento ha volcado la basura.The rubbish bin fell over in the wind.
d. dustbin (United Kingdom)
Pueden multarte si tiras cartones a la basura.You can be fined if you throw out cardboards to the dustbin.
3.
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)
(junk)
a. trash
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Este periódico es una basura desde que cambió de director.This newspaper is trash since they changed the editor.
b. rubbish (United Kingdom)
Los programas de televisión de los sábados son pura basura.TV shows on Saturdays are just rubbish.
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)
(scum)
a. piece of filth
No te juntes con ese tipo; es basura.Don't mix with thay guy; he's a piece of filth.
b. trash
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Aquella gente era basura.Those people were trash.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5. (of poor quality)
a. junk
El puesto tenía mucha literatura basura.The stall had a lot of junk literature.
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basura
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (desechos)
a. rubbish (United Kingdom)
b. garbage, trash
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
2. (en la calle)
a. litter
el parque estaba lleno de basurathe park was full of litter
basura orgánicaorganic waste
basura radiactivaradioactive waste
3. (recipiente)
a. rubbish bin, dustbin (United Kingdom)
b. garbage o trash can
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
tirar algo a la basurato throw something away
4. (bazofia)
a. rubbish (United Kingdom)
b. garbage, trash
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
este artículo es una basurathis article is a load of rubbish, trash
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basura
1 (desechos) (en casa) rubbish; garbage; (EEUU) (por el suelo) litter
hay mucha basura en la calle there's a lot of litter in the street
prohibido arrojar basuras (y escombros) no dumping; no tipping
basura espacial space junk
Una de estas partículas de basura espacial se impactó en una de las ventanillas del space shuttle, originando un cráter de unos 3 milímetros de diámetro
basura radiactiva radioactive waste
2 (contenedor) (en casa) dustbin; trash can; (EEUU) (en la calle) litter bin; trash can; (EEUU)
tirar algo a la basura to put o throw sth in the bin
3 (persona o cosa despreciable) trash; rubbish
es una basura he's a shocker (familiar); he's a rotter (familiar); la novela es una basura the novel is rubbish
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