Listen to an audio pronunciation
Listen to an audio pronunciation
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (in shadow)
a. sombreado
The garden is shady in the summer when the grape vines cover the trellises.El jardín es sombreado en el verano cuando las viñas cubren los enrejados.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
It's shadier under the tree.Hay más sombra debajo del árbol.
It's shady on the south side of the street in the early morning.Hay sombra en el lado sur de la calle temprano en la mañana.
2. (suspicious)
a. turbio
Dianne made some kind of shady deal with Raul.Dianne hizo un trato algo turbio con Raúl.
b. sospechoso
Hugo is a shady character. There are rumors that he has embezzled millions.Hugo es un tipo sospechoso. Hay rumores de que ha malversado millones.
c. de mala reputación
Why did you buy a car from that shady dealer?¿Por qué le compraste un carro a ese vendedor de mala reputación?
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (garden, lane)
a. sombreado(a), umbrío(a)
2. (colloquial)
a. sospechoso(a), siniestro(a) (suspicious; person)
3. (transaction)
a. turbio(a), oscuro(a)
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
shady [ˈʃeɪdɪ]
shadier (comparative)shadiest (superlative)
1 (shaded) [+place] sombreado
it's shady here aquí hay sombra; under a shady tree a la sombra de un árbol frondoso
2 (dubious) [+person] dudoso; [+deal] turbio; chueco (informal); (Méx)
to have a shady past
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
Word Roots
Hover on a tile to learn new words with the same root.
Loading roots
Phrases with "shady"
Here are the most popular phrases with "shady." Click the phrases to see the full entry.
shady person
persona sospechosa
Learn Spanish with Fluencia
Try Fluencia, the new Spanish learning program from SpanishDict.
  • Fun and interactive
  • Highly effective
  • Easy to use
  • Works on any device
Start Learning