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porquería
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porquería(
pohr
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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. (useless object)
a. junk
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Esta porquería ya no sirve.This junk is useless now.
b. garbage
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Esta radio es una porquería. Ya ni prende.This radio is garbage. It won't even turn on.
c. rubbish
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
Tira esa porquería a la basura.Throw that rubbish away.
2. (low-quality object)
a. piece of crap
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Me regaló una porquería de segunda mano.She gave me a second-hand piece of crap.
b. crummy thing
No voy a guardar estas porquerías. Si las quieres, llévatelas.I'm not going to keep these crummy things. If you want them, take them.
3. (culinary)
a. junk
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
A mi hijo le encanta comer porquerías.My son loves eating junk.
b. rubbish (United Kingdom)
Si sigues comiendo esas porquerías, te vas a enfermar.If you keep eating that rubbish, you'll get sick.
4. (indecent action)
a. filth
No te voy a perdonar la porquería que me hiciste.I won't forgive the filth you did to me.
b. mess
Vete con tus porquerías a otro lado.Go somewhere else with your mess.
5. (trash)
a. dirt
Hay mucha porquería abajo de los tapetes.There's a lot of dirt under the rugs.
b. filth
Toda la porquería está en el vertedero.All the filth is in the landfill.
c. muck
El rancho huele a porquería.The ranch smells like muck.
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porquería
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (suciedad)
a. filth
2. (cosa de mala calidad)
a. rubbish (United Kingdom)
b. garbage
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
es una porquería de librothe book is rubbish, garbage
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porquería
1 (suciedad) dirt; muck (familiar)
¿qué es toda esta porquería que hay el suelo? what's all this dirt o muck on the floor?
estaba cubierto de porquería
estar hecho una porquería to be covered in dirt o muck (familiar)
2 (guarrada)
no hagas porquerías con la comida don't make such a mess with your food
3 (indecencia)
estas porquerías no deberían salir por la tele that filth o smut shouldn't be shown on TV; decir porquerías to say filthy things
4 (cosa de poca calidad) junk (familiar); rubbish (familiar); garbage (familiar); (EEUU)
si comes tantas porquerías, luego no vas a cenar if you eat all that junk o rubbish now you won't want your dinner (familiar); en esta tienda solo venden porquerías this shop only sells cheap rubbish (familiar); la novela es una porquería the novel is just rubbish (familiar)
5 (poco dinero) pittance
me han pagado una porquería they paid me a pittance; lo vendieron por una porquería they sold it for next to nothing
6 (mala pasada)
¡vaya porquería te han hecho despidiéndote así! what a lousy thing they did to you, sacking you like that! (familiar)
7
de porquería (Latinoamérica) (condenado) lousy (familiar)
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