ser una porquería
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ser una porquería
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to be bad at something)
a. to suck
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Soy una porquería jugando tenis, pero me gusta ver los partidos en la tele.I suck at tennis, but I like watching it on TV.
b. to stink
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
No sé cómo voy a pasar este examen. Soy una porquería en mate.I don't know how I'm going to pass this exam. I stink at math.
c. to be rubbish
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
Este nuevo bateador es una porquería. No podría pegarle a la pelota ni aunque su vida dependiera de ello.This new batsman is rubbish. He couldn't hit the ball even if his life depended on it.
2. (to be worthless)
a. to suck
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
El nuevo álbum de esta banda es una porquería. Eran muy originales antes, pero ahora son unos vendidos.This band's new album sucks. They were pretty good before, but now they're sellouts.
b. to stink
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
No veas esa película. Es una porquería.Don't see that movie. It stinks.
c. to be a piece of crap
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
Este nuevo celular que me compré es una porquería.This new phone I got is a piece of crap.
d. to be rubbish
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
Esa serie es una porquería. Veamos esta otra mejor.That series is rubbish. Let's watch this one instead.
3. (to be really dirty)
a. to be disgusting
¡Dios! ¡Este cuarto es una porquería! No vas a salir hasta que lo limpies.Jeez! This room is disgusting! You're not going out until you clean it.
b. to be filthy
El baño del tren es una porquería. No te recomiendo que lo uses a menos que de verdad lo necesites.The bathroom on the train is filthy. I don't recommend you to use it unless you really need to.
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