An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (incomplete)
a. incompleto
The details of what happened that day are still sketchy, but police are following several leads.La información de lo que ocurrió ese día aún está incompleta, pero la policía está siguiendo varias pistas.
b. superficial
Many students leave school with only a sketchy grasp of gammar and punctuation.Muchos alumnos acaban el colegio con conocimientos muy superficiales de gramática y puntuación.
2. (not detailed)
a. vago
My recollections of my stay in the hospital are rather sketchy, as I was heavily medicated.Los recuerdos de mi estancia en el hospital son un tanto vagos, porque estaba muy medicada.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. sospechoso
Watch out. Some sketchy guys are coming over here.Cuidado. Unos tipos sospechosos vienen para acá.
b. peligroso
This neighborhood's a bit sketchy, so you need to stay on your toes.Este barrio es algo peligroso, así que hay que estar alerto.
c. de mala fama
Why'd you lend money to that sketchy guy?¿Por qué le prestaste dinero a ese tipo de mala fama?
d. de mala muerte (place)
Why do you like hanging out in this sketchy bar?¿Por qué te gusta venir a este bar de mala muerte?
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
My roommate's girlfriend is so sketchy. The other day I caught her taking money out of my backpack.La novia de mi compañero de apartamento no es de fiar. El otro día la pillé sacando dinero de mi mochila.
That guy looks sketchy. Let's get out of here!Ese señor tiene mala pinta. ¡Vámonos!
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. somero(a), vago(a)
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sketchy [ˈsketʃɪ]
sketchier (comparative)sketchiest (superlative) incompleto; sin detalles
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