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).
feminine noun
1. (grime)
a. dirt
Hay mucha porquería abajo de los tapetes.There's a lot of dirt under the rugs.
b. filth
Hay que limpiar toda esta porquería antes de que vuelva mamá.We need to clean up all this filth before Mom gets back.
c. muck
¿Qué es toda esta porquería en el suelo?What's all this muck all over the floor?
2. (useless material)
a. garbage
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Ese programa es una porquería. No sé cómo te gusta.That program is garbage. I don't know how you can like it.
b. rubbish (United Kingdom)
Tira esa porquería a la basura.Throw that rubbish away.
3. (useless or low-quality thing)
a. piece of junk
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Esta porquería ya no sirve.This piece of junk is useless now.
b. piece of crap
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
Me regaló una porquería de segunda mano.She gave me a second-hand piece of crap.
c. crummy thing
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
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.
4. (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 esa porquería, te vas a enfermar.If you keep eating that rubbish, you'll get sick.
5. (deception)
a. dirty trick
No te voy a perdonar la porquería que me hiciste.I won't forgive that dirty trick you played on me.
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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).
Noun
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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