rubbish
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rubbish(
ruh
-
bihsh
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (something worthless)
a. la basura
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
You don't feel well because you went to that fast food restaurant and ate all that rubbish.No te sientes bien porque fuiste a ese restaurante de comida rápida y comiste toda esa basura.
b. la porquería
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
I really loved the book! - Oh please. It was utter rubbish.¡Me encantó el libro! - Ay, por favor. Es una verdadera porquería.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(nonsense)
a. las tonterías
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I didn't eat the last cookie. - Don't you give me that rubbish. I know it was you.Yo no me comí la última galleta. - No me vengas con tonterías. Sé que fuiste tú.
b. las chorradas
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Lauren was trying to get to know him, but he talked about nothing but rubbish.Lauren intentaba conocerlo, pero él no habló de nada más que chorradas.
c. las estupideces
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I didn't expect to listen to so much rubbish at the talk.No esperaba oír tantas estupideces en la plática.
3. (garbage) (United Kingdom)
a. la basura
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There was rubbish strewn all over the garden the day after the party.Había basura por todo el jardín el día después de la fiesta.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to criticize) (United Kingdom)
a. poner por los suelos
One of my classmates stood up in the middle of my presentation and began rubbishing my ideas.Uno de mis compañeros se levantó en medio de mi presentación y puso mis ideas por los suelos.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(very bad) (United Kingdom)
a. pésimo
I'm rubbish at physics. Can you help me study?Soy pésima en física. ¿Puedes ayudarme a estudiar?
6. (related to garbage) (United Kingdom)
a. de basura
There's not a single rubbish bin at the airport.No hay ni un cubo de basura en el aeropuerto.
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rubbish
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (refuse, junk)
a. la basura
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
rubbish bincubo or
rubbish collectionrecogida de basuras
rubbish dumpvertedero (de basura)
2. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to throw something/somebody on the rubbish heapdesahuciar algo/a alguien
3. (nonsense)
a. la tonterías fpl, bobadas
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
to talk rubbishdecir tonterías
that book is a load of rubbishese libro es una porquería
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (colloquial) (United Kingdom)
a. poner por los suelos (book, plan)
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rubbish [ˈrʌbɪʃ]
noun
1 basura (f)
2 (goods, film etc) basura (f); birria (f); porquería (f); (spoken, written) tonterías (f); disparates (m)
he talks a lot of rubbish no dice más que tonterías; the book is rubbish la novela es una basura
adjective
to be rubbish at sth (Britain) (useless) no tener ni idea de algo (informal); ser un negado (informal) or (informal) un manta en algo; (Esp)
He was rubbish at his job I tried playing golf, but I was rubbish
transitive verb
poner por los suelos
modifier
rubbish bin (n) (Britain) cubo (m) de la basura; basurero (m)
rubbish chute (n) rampa (f) de la basura
rubbish collection (n) recogida (f) de basuras; recolección (f) de la basura
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "rubbish"
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rubbish bin
el cubo de basura
rubbish dump
el vertedero
take out the rubbish
sacar la basura
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