be bad
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be bad(
bi
 
bahd
)
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 of bad quality)
a. ser malo
The band is great, but the singer is bad.La banda es genial, pero el cantante es malo.
2. (to be harmful)
a. ser malo
I think it is bad to eat that much pizza.Pienso que comer tanta pizza es malo.
3. (to be evil)
a. ser malo
She hit me because she is bad.Me golpeó porque es mala.
4. (to be rotten)
a. estar podrido
The milk might be bad. Check the expiration date first.La leche puede estar podrida. Primero fíjate la fecha de vencimiento.
5. (to be wrong)
a. estar mal
I know it is bad to lie, but I had to do it to save my hide.Sé que mentir está mal, pero tuve que hacerlo para salvarme el pellejo.
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