An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (inferior)
a. de pacotilla
This shoddy bookshelf is never going to leave this apartment without falling apart.Este estante de pacotilla nunca saldrá de este apartamento sin hacerse pedazos.
b. chapucero
I would never bring my guitar to that repairman; he does really shoddy work.Yo nunca llevaría mi guitarra con ese técnico; su trabajo es muy chapucero.
c. de mala calidad
The first chair I built was pretty shoddy, but the second came out quite a bit better.La primera silla que construí fue de bastante mala calidad, pero la segunda salió mucho mejor.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (material)
a. la lana regenerada
(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).
This was a cheap sweater made of shoddy, but at least it's warm.Este fue un suéter barato hecho de lana regenerada, pero al menos es calentito.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (goods)
a. de pacotilla
2. (workmanship)
a. chapucero(a)
3. (conduct)
a. miserable
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shoddy [ˈʃɒdɪ]
shoddier (comparative)shoddiest (superlative) [+merchandise, product] de baja calidad; de pacotilla; [+work, service] chapucero;
(cloth) paño (m) burdo de lana; (wool) lana (f) regenerada; (as waste, fertilizer) desechos (m) de lana;
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