quebrado
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quebrado(
keh
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brah
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (finance)
a. bankrupt
La empresa está quebrada y con muchas deudas.The business is bankrupt and heavily in debt.
2. (irregular)
a. uneven (road or path)
Un camino quebrado conduce hacia la montaña.An uneven path leads up to the mountain.
b. rough (road or path)
La llanta se me ponchó por el camino tan quebrado.I got a flat tire as a result of the rough track.
c. zigzag (line)
El relámpago suele representarse con una línea quebrada en forma de flecha.A zigzag line in the shape of an arrow is often used to represent lightnng.
3. (hesitant)
a. faltering (voice)
"Me ha dejado Antonio", dijo Merche con voz quebrada."Antonio's left me," said Merche in a faltering voice.
4. (damaged)
a. broken
Tiré el florero quebrado a la basura.I threw the broken vase into the trash.
b. cracked
Un huevo de la caja está quebrado.One of the eggs in the carton is cracked.
c. fractured (medicine)
Tendrán que hacerte una radiografía para determinar si el hueso está quebrado.You'll need to have an X-ray to find out whether the bone is fractured.
d.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
La radiografía confirmó que tengo el brazo quebrado.The X-ray confirmed that I've broken my arm.
Usted tiene la cadera quebrada y tendremos que operarle.You've broken your hip and will need to have an operation.
5. (weakened)
a. broken
Lourdes tiene el espíritu quebrado desde su separación.Lourdes's spirit has been broken since her separation.
b. shattered
La muerte de mi padre dejó completamente quebrada a la familia.The death of my father left my family completely shattered.
c. distraught
Visité a Luis en el hospital y se veía quebrado de dolor.I visited Luis at the hospital and found him distraught with pain.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
6. (mathematics)
a. fraction
Encuentro los quebrados muy difíciles.I find fractions very difficult.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
7. (finance)
a. bankrupt
El número de quebrados alcanzó una cifra récord el año pasado debido a la recesión.The number of bankrupts hit a new record last year because of recession.
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quebrado
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (terreno)
a. rough, uneven
2. (perfil)
a. rugged
3. (fraccionario)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
número quebradofraction
4. (literature)
a. broken
5. (pelo)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. curly
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
6. (fracción)
a. fraction
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quebrado
adjective
1 (roto) (gen) broken; [+terreno] rough; uneven; [+línea] irregular; zigzag;
2
quebrado de color [+rostro] pale; [+tez] pallid
3 (Med) ruptured
4 (Economía) bankrupt
1 (Matemáticas) fraction
2 (Economía) bankrupt
quebrado no rehabilitado undischarged bankrupt
quebrado rehabilitado discharged bankrupt
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "quebrado"
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no me puedes quebrar porque estoy quebrado
you can't break me, because I'm already broken
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