stink(
stihngk
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to smell bad)
a. apestar
You stink of cigarettes!¡Apestas a tabaco!
b. heder
The restaurant stank like a sewer.El restaurante hedía a cloaca.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to be very bad)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The pay stinks, but I can't afford to leave this job.Me pagan una miseria, pero no puedo dejar este trabajo.
The whole justice system stinks.Todo el sistema de justicia es un antro de corrupción.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (bad smell)
a. la peste
(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).
What a stink! Have you been cooking Brussels sprouts?¡Qué peste! ¿Estuviste cociendo coles de Bruselas?
b. el hedor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The stink of sweat and dirty socks knocked you back when you went into his room.Había un hedor a sudor y medias sucias que te tumbaba al entrar en su cuarto.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(fuss)
a. el escándalo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
It caused a stink when it was discovered that the teachers have been fiddling with the results of the tests.Provocó un escándalo cuando se supo que los maestros habían estado falsificando los resultados de las pruebas.
b. el lío
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
If customer service don't sort this out, I'm going to make a real stink about it.Si el departamento de atención al cliente no arregla esto, voy a armar un buen lío.
c. el follón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
The unions will kick up a stink if we change workers' hours.Los sindicatos van a armar un follón si cambiamos el horario de los trabajadores.
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stink
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (smell)
a. el peste f, hedor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
kick up a stink (about something)montar un escándalo (por algo)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (general)
a. apestar
4. (fam fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
this movie stinks!¡esta película no vale un pimiento or
5. (fam fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to stink of corruptionapestar a corrupción
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stink [stɪŋk] stank (past)stunk (participle:past)
noun
1 (smell) peste (f); hedor (m)
a stink of ... un hedor a ...; the stink of corruption el olor a corrupción
2 (row, trouble) lío (informal) (m); follón (m) (informal); (Esp)
there was a tremendous stink about it se armó un tremendo lío (informal); to kick up or raise or make a stink armar un escándalo
intransitive verb
1
to stink (of) apestar (a); heder (a); it stinks in here aquí apesta
2 (be very bad)
the idea stinks es una pésima idea; I think the plan stinks creo que es un proyecto abominable; as a headmaster he stinks como director es fatal (informal)
transitive verb
to stink the place out infestar el lugar de olor
modifier
stink bomb (n) bomba (f) fétida
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