rotten
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (decaying)
a. podrido
The wood is completely rotten, and crumbles when you touch it.La madera está totalmente podrida y se deshace al tocarla.
b. cariado (tooth)
The dentist informed him that she was going to have to pull out his rotten molar.La dentista le dijo que tendría que sacarle la muela cariada.
c. pasado (food)
We left the lettuce in the bottom of the fridge, and now it's rotten.La lechuga se quedó al fondo de la nevera y ahora está pasada.
2. (corrupt)
a. corrompido
The government is rotten beyond all hope. We need a revolution.El gobierno está corrompido más allá de toda esperanza. Haría falta una revolución.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(bad)
a. fatal (sick)
He felt rotten a couple of hours after eating those oysters.Se sentía fatal un par de horas después de comer esas ostras.
b. culpable (responsible)
I feel rotten about what happened, but I didn't know what else to do.Me siento culpable por lo que pasó, pero no sabía qué otra cosa podía hacer.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(of bad quality)
a. pésimo
You did a rotten job mowing the lawn. Look at all the spots you missed.Hiciste un trabajo pésimo cortando el césped. Mira todos los trozos que te has dejado.
b. malísimo
She's a rotten singer.Es una cantante malísima.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(unpleasant)
a. horrible
I am having the most rotten day. First I missed the bus, and then I fell in a puddle.Estoy teniendo el día más horrible de mi vida. Primero, perdí el autobús y, luego, me caí en un charco.
b. asqueroso
I can't stand this rotten, muggy weather.No soporto este tiempo bochornoso y asqueroso.
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(mean)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
It'd be rotten not to try to help her.Sería una canallada no intentar ayudarla.
That was a really rotten thing to say.Fue una maldad decir eso.
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rotten
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (wood, egg, fruit)
a. podrido(a)
to be rottenestar podrido
2. (bad, of poor quality)
a. malísimo(a)
I feel rottenme siento
I feel rotten about what happenedsiento en el alma lo que pasó
what rotten luck!¡qué mala pata!
a rotten trickuna canallada
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rotten [ˈrɒtn]
adjective
1 (gen) podrido; [+food] pasado; [+tooth] cariado; podrido; [+wood] carcomido; podrido
to smell rotten oler a podrido
2 [+system, government] corrompido; (of bad quality) pésimo; fatal (informal)
it's a rotten novel es una novela pésima or malísima; his English is rotten tiene un inglés fatal (informal); how rotten for you! ¡cuánto te compadezco!; ¡lo que habrás sufrido!
he's rotten at chess para el ajedrez es un desastre
I feel rotten (ill) me encuentro fatal (informal); (mean) me siento culpable
they made me suffer something rotten me hicieron pasarlas negras
what a rotten thing to do! ¡qué maldad!
what a rotten thing to happen! ¡qué mala suerte!
to be rotten to sb portarse como un canalla con algn
what rotten weather! ¡qué tiempo de perros!
he's rotten with money está podrido de dinero (informal)
adverb
malísimamente; fatal (informal)
they played real rotten jugaron fatal (informal)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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