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vulgar

vulgar
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (rude)
a. crude
Los chistes vulgares que echó Antonio durante la cena eran inapropiados para la ocasión.The crude jokes that Antonio told during dinner were inappropriate for the occasion.
b. vulgar
No me importa que Lorena sea directa. Me molesta que sea vulgar.I don't mind Lorena being direct. I mind her being vulgar.
c. coarse
Este tipo de lenguaje vulgar no va ser tolerado en mi clase. ¿Está claro, jovencito?That type of coarse language will not be tolerated in my class. Is that clear, young man?
2. (unrefined)
a. tasteless
Me pareció que el discurso del presidente fue vulgar e inapropriado.I thought the president's speech was tasteless and inappropriate.
b. coarse
No puedo creer que Inga, que es una dama, esté saliendo con un hombre tan vulgar.I can't believe Inga, who's such a lady, is going out with such a coarse man.
c. trashy
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Jennifer no lo admite, pero le encanta ver reality shows vulgares y exagerados.Jennifer won't admit it, but she loves to watch trashy and over-the-top reality shows.
d. vulgar
Los Paredes son miembros de la nobleza y por eso no se mezclan con lo que consideran gente vulgar.The Paredes family are members of the nobility, and because of that they don't mingle with people they consider to be vulgar.
e. gaudy (clothes or decor)
No puedo creer que la pareja de Jorge haya llevado un vestido tan vulgar a la boda.I can't believe Jorge's date wore such a gaudy dress to the wedding.
3. (linguistics)
a. vulgar
Todas las lenguas romances tienen su origen en el latín vulgar.All Romance languages have their origin in Vulgar Latin.
4. (familiar)
a. common
El phacochoerus es un mamífero africano mejor conocido por su nombre vulgar: el jabalí verrugoso.Phacochoerus is an African mammal better known by its common name, the warthog.
b. popular
¿Cuál es el nombre vulgar de esta especie? Estoy seguro de que la he visto antes.What's the popular name of this species? I'm sure I've seen it before.
5. (regular)
a. common
Gabriel se cree un gran chef, pero no es más que un vulgar cocinero de hamburguesas.Gabriel thinks he's a great chef, but he's nothing more than a common burger flipper.
b. ordinary
Promueven este lugar como un hotel boutique, pero es una vulgar posada.They advertise this place as a boutique hotel, but it's an ordinary bed and breakfast.
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vulgar
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (no refinado)
a. vulgar
2. (corriente, común)
a. ordinary, common
3. (no técnico)
a. non-technical, lay
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vulgar
adjective
1 (no refinado) [+lengua, gusto, vestido] vulgar; [+modales, rasgos] coarse
2 (común, corriente) [+persona, físico] ordinary; common; [+suceso, vida] ordinary; everyday
vulgar y corriente ordinary; el hombre vulgar the ordinary man; the common man
3 (no técnico) common
"glóbulo blanco" es el nombre vulgar del leucocito "white blood cell" is the common name for leucocyte
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