Translation: from spanish

fake jewels

  • 1 malo

    adj.
    1 bad, wrong.
    2 bad, lousy, crummy, below par.
    3 bad, wicked, evil, ill.
    4 bad, rotten, crook, decayed.
    5 bad, out of order, out of service.
    m.
    1 bad one.
    2 bad guy, baddy.
    * * *
    1 bad
    ¡qué día tan malo hace! what dreadful weather!
    2 (malvado) wicked, evil
    3 (travieso) naughty
    ¡qué niño más malo! what a naughty child!
    4 (nocivo) harmful
    5 (enfermo) ill, sick
    7 (falso) false
    8 (difícil) difficult
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 (en la ficción) baddy, villain
    ¿quién es el malo? who's the baddy?
    \
    de mala manera badly, rudely
    estar a malas con alguien to be on bad terms with somebody
    estar de malas (malhumorado) to be in a bad mood 2 (desafortunado) to be unlucky
    estar mala familiar to have one's period
    estar malo,-a familiar to be ill, US be sick
    lo malo es que... the trouble is that...
    ¡malo! bad news!
    cuando no mira a los ojos ¡malo! if he doesn't look you in the eye it's bad news
    poner malo,-a a alguien familiar to drive somebody mad
    ponerse malo,-a familiar to get ill, US get sick
    por las buenas o por las malas whether one likes it or not
    por las malas by force
    mala educación bad manners plural
    mala jugada dirty trick
    mala pasada dirty trick
    mala pata bad luck
    malos tratos ill-treatment
    mala voluntad ill will
    * * *
    1. (f. - mala)
    noun
    villain, bad person
    2. (f. - mala)
    adj.
    1) bad
    2) evil
    4) ill
    5) poor, cheap
    * * *
    malo, -a
    1. ADJ
    ( antes de sm sing mal)
    1) (=perjudicial) bad
    2) (=imperfecto) bad

    un chiste malísimo — a really bad joke, a terrible joke

    ni un(a) mal(a)..., no hay ni un mal bar para tomar algo — there isn't a single little bar where we can get a drink

    3) (=adverso) bad

    he tenido mala suerte — I've had bad luck, I've been unlucky

    -es tarde y no ha llamado -¡malo! — "it's late and she hasn't called" - "oh dear!"

    lo malo es que... — the trouble is (that)...

    pata 1., 6)
    4) (=desagradable) bad

    un olor muy maloa bad o nasty smell

    5) (=podrido)
    6) (=reprobable) wrong

    ¿qué tiene de malo? — what's wrong with that?

    ¿qué tiene de malo comer helados en invierno? — what's wrong with eating ice cream in winter?

    arte 2), idea 3), leche 10), lengua 1), manera 2), pasada 5), trato 4), uva 1)
    7) (=travieso) naughty

    ¡no seas malo! — don't be naughty!

    8) (=enfermo) ill
    9) (=inepto) bad
    10) (=difícil) hard, difficult

    es un animal malo de domesticarit's a hard o difficult animal to tame

    es muy malo de vencerhe's very hard o difficult to beat

    11)
    - venir de malas
    2.
    SM / F (=personaje) (Teat) villain; (Cine) baddie *
    3.
    SM

    el malo — (Rel) the Evil One, the Devil

    * * *
    I
    2) [ser] ( en calidad) < producto> bad, poor; <película/novela> bad
    3) [ser]
    a) ( incompetente) <alumno/actor> bad

    soy muy mala para los númerosI'm terrible o very bad with figures

    b) <padre/marido/amigo> bad
    4) [SER] (desfavorable, adverso) bad

    qué mala suerte! — what bad luck!, how unlucky!

    lo malo es que... — the thing o trouble is that...

    estar de malas — ( de mal humor) (fam) to be in a bad mood; ( desafortunado) (esp AmL) to be unlucky

    5) [ser] (inconveniente, perjudicial) <hábitos/lecturas> bad
    6) [SER] ( sin gracia) < chiste> bad
    7) [SER] ( desagradable) <olor/aliento> bad

    hace tan malo — (Esp) it's such horrible weather

    8) [estar] ( en mal estado) < alimento>

    el pescado/queso está malo — the fish/cheese has gone bad, that fish/cheese is off (BrE)

    9)
    a) (desmejorado, no saludable)

    tienes mala cara/mal aspecto — you don't look well

    b) [SER] (serio, grave) serious
    c) [estar] (Esp, Méx fam) ( enfermo) sick (AmE), ill (BrE)
    d) [ESTAR] (Esp fam & euf) < mujer>
    10) [ser] ( difícil)

    malo de + inf — difficult to + inf

    11) [ser] ( en sentido ético) < persona> nasty

    no seas mala, préstamelo — don't be mean o rotten, lend it to me (colloq)

    una mujer malaa wicked o an evil woman

    a la mala — (Chi fam)

    12) (Esp) ( uso enfático) (delante del n)
    II
    - la masculino, femenino (leng infantil o hum) baddy (colloq)
    * * *
    = bad [worse -comp., worst -sup.], poor [poorer -comp., poorest -sup.], wrong, trashy [trashier -comp., trashiest -sup.], naughty [naughtier -comp., naugtiest -sup.], villain, evil, crummy [crummier -comp., crummiest -sup.], lame.
    Ex. I'm not saying that it is bad, but it is a real difference of interest between the needs and purposes of research libraries and the public libraries, and I would also throw in the school and almost certainly junior college libraries.
    Ex. Examples are generally poor or obscure (often in Latin or German).
    Ex. In a conventional system, the omission of a punctuation mark or an abbreviation will not necessarily cause an entry to be filed in the wrong place, because humans can compensate for variations in spelling and punctuation.
    Ex. Wilensky has argued that 'the good, the mediocre and the trashy are becoming fused in one massive middle mush' and that 'intellectuals are increasingly tempted to play to mass audiences'.
    Ex. He felt like a naughty school-boy.
    Ex. The father, Old Brightwell, curses his daughter, Jane, for preferring the love of the smooth-tongued villain, Grandley, to that of her own parents.
    Ex. One teacher I knew used to poke his head round the door just at the end of the day and say something like, 'Tomorrow when we meet I am going to tell you about the evil magician,' and then he would disappear leaving us all agog.
    Ex. One librarian bluntly wondered about the ethics of sending ' crummy looking books with information that is incorrect or obsolete to the needy (because) everyone should have access to good material'.
    Ex. Democrats are lame, feckless, timid, with no ideas, no vision, no message, and no future.
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    * acabar mal = come to + a bad end.
    * algo anda mal = something is amiss.
    * algo va mal = something is amiss.
    * andar mal = feel under + the weather, be under the weather.
    * andar tramando algo malo = be up to no good, get up to + no good.
    * aplicar mal = misapply.
    * a veces las cosas salen mal = shit happens.
    * bastante malo = third rate [third-rate].
    * bicho malo = nasty piece of work.
    * caer mal = rub + Nombre + up the wrong way.
    * calcular mal = misjudge.
    * chiste malo = shaggy dog story.
    * citar mal = misquote.
    * comportarse mal = misbehave, act up.
    * comportarse muy mal con = be rotten to.
    * comprender mal = misunderstand.
    * concebir mal = misconceive.
    * con mala fama = disreputable.
    * con mala reputación = disreputable.
    * control de las malas hierbas = weed control.
    * corregir un mal = correct + a wrong.
    * creer que estar mal = feel + wrong.
    * dar de mala gana = begrudge, grudge.
    * dar mala impresión = look + bad.
    * decían las malas lenguas que = rumour had it that.
    * decir con mal humor = spit out.
    * dejar un mal sabor de boca = leave + a bad taste in + Posesivo + mouth.
    * de mala calidad = shabby [shabbier -comp., shabbiest -sup.].
    * de mala fama = of bad repute, notorious.
    * de mala gana = reluctantly, grudgingly, grudging, begrudgingly, unwillingly.
    * de mala leche = like a bear with a sore head, in a foul mood.
    * de mala reputación = of bad repute, notorious.
    * de mal aspecto = seedy [seedier -comp., seediest -sup.], nasty looking, shanky [shankier -comp., shankiest -sup.].
    * de malas pulgas = in a grouch.
    * de mala uva = in a foul mood.
    * de mal carácter = ill-natured.
    * de mal genio = bad-tempered, grumpy [grumpier -comp., grumpiest -sup.], curmudgeonly, crusty [crustier -comp., crustiest -sup.], irascible, shrewish, short-tempered, ill-natured.
    * de mal gusto = in bad taste, distasteful, tawdry [tawdrier -comp., tawdriest -sup.], unbecoming, tasteless, tacky [tackier -comp., tackiest -sup.], naff, trashy [trashier -comp., trashiest -sup.].
    * de mal humor = crotchety.
    * de mal sabor = unbecoming.
    * de mal vivir = disreputable.
    * dentro de lo malo lo menos malo = the best of a bad lot.
    * diagnosticar mal = misdiagnose.
    * día malo = bad hair day.
    * dicen las malas lenguas que = rumour has it that.
    * el cielo rojo al atardecer augura buen tiempo, el cielo rojo al amanecer aug = red sky at night, (shepherd/sailor)'s delight, red sky in the morning, (shepherd/sailor)'s warning.
    * en mala forma = in bad nick.
    * en malas condiciones = in poor condition, in bad condition, in bad shape, in poor shape, in bad nick.
    * en mal estado = in bad condition, in poor condition, in bad shape, in poor shape, in bad nick.
    * entender mal = misunderstand, misconceive, mishearing.
    * escuchar mal = mishearing.
    * estar mal = be wrong, feel under + the weather, be under the weather.
    * estar mal comunicado con = have + poor connections with.
    * estar mal encaminado = be on the wrong track, be headed down the wrong track.
    * estar mal preparado = ill-prepared.
    * estar mal visto = frown on/upon.
    * estar tramando algo malo = be up to no good, get up to + no good.
    * funcionar mal = malfunction.
    * gestionar mal = mismanage.
    * golpe de malasuerte = stroke of misfortune.
    * hablar mal de = speak out against, speak + ill of, say + nasty things about, slag + Nombre + off, slate, diss.
    * hacer sentir mal = make + Nombre + feel bad.
    * ir de mal en peor = go from + bad to worse.
    * ir mal = go + wrong.
    * ir mal encaminado = be on the wrong track, be headed down the wrong track.
    * ir por mal camino = be on the wrong track, be headed down the wrong track.
    * juzgar mal = misjudge, misconceive.
    * limpieza de malas hierbas = weeding.
    * llevar por el mal camino = lead + astray.
    * llevar por mal camino = mislead.
    * lo bueno y lo malo = the rights and wrongs.
    * lo que está bien y lo que está mal = rights and wrongs.
    * lo uno es tan malo como lo otro = one is as bad as the other.
    * mala administración = mismanagement.
    * mala aplicación = misapplication.
    * mala calidad = badness.
    * mala cizaña = rotten apple.
    * mala colocación = misplacement, misfiling.
    * mala colocación en los estantes = misshelving.
    * mala compañía = bad apple, rotten apple, damaged goods.
    * mala conducta = misconduct, misbehaviour [misbehavior, -USA].
    * mala conducta científica = scientific misconduct.
    * mala decisión = bad judgement.
    * mal + Adjetivo = poorly + Adjetivo.
    * mala educación = impoliteness.
    * mala experiencia = horror story.
    * mala fama = ill-repute, bad repute, bad reputation, ill reputation.
    * mala fortuna = misfortune.
    * mala gestión = mismanagement.
    * mala hierba = weed, bad apple, rotten apple.
    * mala influencia = bad seed, bad influence.
    * mala intención = sinisterness, ill will.
    * mala interpretación = misinterpretation.
    * mala jugada = dirty trick.
    * mala leche = nastiness, bad blood.
    * mal aliento = bad breath.
    * mala ordenación = misfiling.
    * mala palabra = dirty word.
    * mala pasada = dirty trick.
    * mala persona = rotten apple, a bad lot.
    * mala racha económica = economic doldrums.
    * mala reputación = ill-repute, bad repute, bad reputation, ill reputation.
    * mal armado = ill-armed.
    * mala salud = poor health.
    * mala semilla = bad seed.
    * malas experiencias = awful experience.
    * malas pulgas = ornery, grouchiness, grouch.
    * mala suerte = misfortune, mischance, bad luck, tough luck, hard luck, losing streak.
    * malas vibraciones = bad vibes.
    * mal atendido = ill-served.
    * mala tierra = poor soil.
    * mala vista = poor eyesight.
    * mala voluntad = ill will.
    * mal batido = badly-beaten.
    * mal comportamiento = misconduct, disruptive behaviour, misbehaviour [misbehavior, -USA].
    * mal comportamiento científico = scientific misconduct.
    * mal concebido = ill-conceived.
    * mal configurado = misconfigured.
    * mal considerado = poorly-regarded.
    * mal cuidado = mishandling.
    * mal día = bad hair day.
    * mal digerido = ill-digested.
    * mal educado = impolite.
    * mal emparejado = mismated.
    * mal enfocado = ill-adapted.
    * mal escrito = mistyped, ill-written, badly written.
    * mal estado = disrepair, state of disrepair.
    * mal estado de salud = poor health.
    * mal estructurado = ill-structured.
    * mal expresado = inarticulate.
    * mal formado = ill-trained.
    * mal formulado = badly formulated.
    * mal funcionamiento = malfunction, malfunctioning.
    * mal fundido = ill-cast.
    * mal genio = bile, short temper.
    * mal gusto = bad taste, tawdriness.
    * mal hecho para = ill suited to/for.
    * mal iluminado = badly-lit.
    * mal informado = ill-informed.
    * mal juicio = bad judgement.
    * mal llamado = ill-named.
    * mal menor = lesser evil.
    * malo del estómago = upset stomach.
    * malo, el = bad guy, the.
    * mal oído = poor hearing.
    * mal olor = stench.
    * mal ordenado en los estantes = misshelved.
    * mal ordenado los estantes = misshelved.
    * mal organizado = ill-structured.
    * malos, los = baddies, the.
    * malos tiempos = bad times.
    * malos tratos = mistreatment, battery, maltreatment, physical abuse.
    * malos tratos a la mujer = wife beating, wife battering, wife abuse.
    * mal pagado = low-paid, underpaid.
    * mal perdedor = sore loser, bad loser.
    * mal planeado = ill-planned.
    * mal preparado = ill-prepared, ill-equipped, ill-trained.
    * mal presentado = poorly presented.
    * mal provisto = poorly stocked.
    * mal remunerado = poorly paid, poorly remunerated.
    * mal retribuido = underpaid.
    * mal rollo = bad vibes.
    * mal sabor de boca = bad taste in + Posesivo + mouth.
    * mal social = societal ill.
    * mal surtido = poorly stocked.
    * mal trago = awful experience.
    * mal uso = misuse, mishandling.
    * mal ventilado = stuffy [stuffier -comp., stuffies -sup.].
    * manejar mal = mishandle.
    * más vale malo conocido que bueno por conocer = better the devil you know (than the devil you don't).
    * mirar con malos ojos = glower, scowl (at).
    * muy mal tiempo = severe weather.
    * no + haber + nada malo en = there + be + nothing wrong in/with.
    * no hay mal que por bien no venga = to every cloud, there is a silver lining.
    * no hay mal que por bien no venga = every cloud has a silver lining, be a blessing in disguise.
    * no salir mal parado por = be none the worse for (that).
    * oír mal = mishearing.
    * para bien o para mal = for better or (for) worse, for good or (for) ill, for good or (for) evil.
    * para mal = for the worse.
    * pasarlo mal = have + a thin time, have + a difficult time, experience + difficult times, pass through + difficult times, face + difficult times.
    * pasarlo muy mal = have + a tough time, have + a hard time.
    * persona vaga y mal vestida = slob.
    * poner a mal tiempo buena cara = keep + Posesivo + chin up.
    * ponerse a malas con = run + afoul of, fall + afoul of.
    * por la mala fortuna = by ill fate.
    * por la mala suerte = by ill luck, by bad luck, by ill fate.
    * por las buenas o por las malas = by hook or by crook.
    * por mala fortuna = unfortunately, unhappily, sadly.
    * por mala suerte = by ill luck, by bad luck, by a stroke of bad luck, by ill fate.
    * por mal camino = astray.
    * portarse muy mal con = be rotten to.
    * quedar mal = lose + face.
    * que queda mal = ill-fitting.
    * quitarse una mala reputación = clean up + bad reputation.
    * racha de mala suerte = losing streak.
    * recibir mala prensa = acquire + a bad name.
    * reformar malos hábitos = reform + bad habits.
    * representar mal = misrepresent.
    * salir horriblemente mal = go + horribly wrong.
    * salir mal = go + wrong, go + awry, misfire, backfire.
    * se avecinan malos tiempos = hard times lie ahead.
    * sentirse mal = feel + bad, feel under + the weather, be under the weather, feel + wrong.
    * sentirse mal con Uno mismo = feel + wrong.
    * ser malo = be a joke, spell + bad news, make + poor + Nombre.
    * si mal no + Pronombre + acordarse = to the best of + Posesivo + recollection.
    * tener mala fama = hold in + disrepute.
    * tener mala fama por = be infamous for.
    * tener malas conexiones con = have + poor connections with.
    * tener malas intenciones = be up to no good, get up to + no good.
    * tener mal ojo para juzgar a la gente = be a bad judge of character.
    * tener muy mala cara = look like + death warmed (over/up).
    * tener un mal concepto de Alguien = show + low regard for, give + low regard to.
    * tener un mal día = have + a bad day.
    * terminar mal = come to + a bad end.
    * tiempo muy malo = severe weather.
    * tierra mala = poor soil.
    * traerse algo malo entre manos = be up to no good, get up to + no good.
    * tratar mal = maltreat, manhandle.
    * usar mal = abuse, misuse.
    * * *
    I
    2) [ser] ( en calidad) < producto> bad, poor; <película/novela> bad
    3) [ser]
    a) ( incompetente) <alumno/actor> bad

    soy muy mala para los númerosI'm terrible o very bad with figures

    b) <padre/marido/amigo> bad
    4) [SER] (desfavorable, adverso) bad

    qué mala suerte! — what bad luck!, how unlucky!

    lo malo es que... — the thing o trouble is that...

    estar de malas — ( de mal humor) (fam) to be in a bad mood; ( desafortunado) (esp AmL) to be unlucky

    5) [ser] (inconveniente, perjudicial) <hábitos/lecturas> bad
    6) [SER] ( sin gracia) < chiste> bad
    7) [SER] ( desagradable) <olor/aliento> bad

    hace tan malo — (Esp) it's such horrible weather

    8) [estar] ( en mal estado) < alimento>

    el pescado/queso está malo — the fish/cheese has gone bad, that fish/cheese is off (BrE)

    9)
    a) (desmejorado, no saludable)

    tienes mala cara/mal aspecto — you don't look well

    b) [SER] (serio, grave) serious
    c) [estar] (Esp, Méx fam) ( enfermo) sick (AmE), ill (BrE)
    d) [ESTAR] (Esp fam & euf) < mujer>
    10) [ser] ( difícil)

    malo de + inf — difficult to + inf

    11) [ser] ( en sentido ético) < persona> nasty

    no seas mala, préstamelo — don't be mean o rotten, lend it to me (colloq)

    una mujer malaa wicked o an evil woman

    a la mala — (Chi fam)

    12) (Esp) ( uso enfático) (delante del n)
    II
    - la masculino, femenino (leng infantil o hum) baddy (colloq)
    * * *
    el malo
    (n.) = bad guy, the

    Ex: The author offers an interpretation of why in professional wrestling the bad guy is often victorious, by whatever means necessary including foul play.

    = bad [worse -comp., worst -sup.], poor [poorer -comp., poorest -sup.], wrong, trashy [trashier -comp., trashiest -sup.], naughty [naughtier -comp., naugtiest -sup.], villain, evil, crummy [crummier -comp., crummiest -sup.], lame.

    Ex: I'm not saying that it is bad, but it is a real difference of interest between the needs and purposes of research libraries and the public libraries, and I would also throw in the school and almost certainly junior college libraries.

    Ex: Examples are generally poor or obscure (often in Latin or German).
    Ex: In a conventional system, the omission of a punctuation mark or an abbreviation will not necessarily cause an entry to be filed in the wrong place, because humans can compensate for variations in spelling and punctuation.
    Ex: Wilensky has argued that 'the good, the mediocre and the trashy are becoming fused in one massive middle mush' and that 'intellectuals are increasingly tempted to play to mass audiences'.
    Ex: He felt like a naughty school-boy.
    Ex: The father, Old Brightwell, curses his daughter, Jane, for preferring the love of the smooth-tongued villain, Grandley, to that of her own parents.
    Ex: One teacher I knew used to poke his head round the door just at the end of the day and say something like, 'Tomorrow when we meet I am going to tell you about the evil magician,' and then he would disappear leaving us all agog.
    Ex: One librarian bluntly wondered about the ethics of sending ' crummy looking books with information that is incorrect or obsolete to the needy (because) everyone should have access to good material'.
    Ex: Democrats are lame, feckless, timid, with no ideas, no vision, no message, and no future.
    * acabar mal = come to + a bad end.
    * algo anda mal = something is amiss.
    * algo va mal = something is amiss.
    * andar mal = feel under + the weather, be under the weather.
    * andar tramando algo malo = be up to no good, get up to + no good.
    * aplicar mal = misapply.
    * a veces las cosas salen mal = shit happens.
    * bastante malo = third rate [third-rate].
    * bicho malo = nasty piece of work.
    * caer mal = rub + Nombre + up the wrong way.
    * calcular mal = misjudge.
    * chiste malo = shaggy dog story.
    * citar mal = misquote.
    * comportarse mal = misbehave, act up.
    * comportarse muy mal con = be rotten to.
    * comprender mal = misunderstand.
    * concebir mal = misconceive.
    * con mala fama = disreputable.
    * con mala reputación = disreputable.
    * control de las malas hierbas = weed control.
    * corregir un mal = correct + a wrong.
    * creer que estar mal = feel + wrong.
    * dar de mala gana = begrudge, grudge.
    * dar mala impresión = look + bad.
    * decían las malas lenguas que = rumour had it that.
    * decir con mal humor = spit out.
    * dejar un mal sabor de boca = leave + a bad taste in + Posesivo + mouth.
    * de mala calidad = shabby [shabbier -comp., shabbiest -sup.].
    * de mala fama = of bad repute, notorious.
    * de mala gana = reluctantly, grudgingly, grudging, begrudgingly, unwillingly.
    * de mala leche = like a bear with a sore head, in a foul mood.
    * de mala reputación = of bad repute, notorious.
    * de mal aspecto = seedy [seedier -comp., seediest -sup.], nasty looking, shanky [shankier -comp., shankiest -sup.].
    * de malas pulgas = in a grouch.
    * de mala uva = in a foul mood.
    * de mal carácter = ill-natured.
    * de mal en peor = out of the fire and into the frying pan.
    * de mal genio = bad-tempered, grumpy [grumpier -comp., grumpiest -sup.], curmudgeonly, crusty [crustier -comp., crustiest -sup.], irascible, shrewish, short-tempered, ill-natured.
    * de mal gusto = in bad taste, distasteful, tawdry [tawdrier -comp., tawdriest -sup.], unbecoming, tasteless, tacky [tackier -comp., tackiest -sup.], naff, trashy [trashier -comp., trashiest -sup.].
    * de mal humor = crotchety.
    * de mal sabor = unbecoming.
    * de mal vivir = disreputable.
    * dentro de lo malo lo menos malo = the best of a bad lot.
    * diagnosticar mal = misdiagnose.
    * día malo = bad hair day.
    * dicen las malas lenguas que = rumour has it that.
    * el cielo rojo al atardecer augura buen tiempo, el cielo rojo al amanecer aug = red sky at night, (shepherd/sailor)'s delight, red sky in the morning, (shepherd/sailor)'s warning.
    * en mala forma = in bad nick.
    * en malas condiciones = in poor condition, in bad condition, in bad shape, in poor shape, in bad nick.
    * en mal estado = in bad condition, in poor condition, in bad shape, in poor shape, in bad nick.
    * entender mal = misunderstand, misconceive, mishearing.
    * escuchar mal = mishearing.
    * estar mal = be wrong, feel under + the weather, be under the weather.
    * estar mal comunicado con = have + poor connections with.
    * estar mal encaminado = be on the wrong track, be headed down the wrong track.
    * estar mal preparado = ill-prepared.
    * estar mal visto = frown on/upon.
    * estar tramando algo malo = be up to no good, get up to + no good.
    * funcionar mal = malfunction.
    * gestionar mal = mismanage.
    * golpe de malasuerte = stroke of misfortune.
    * hablar mal de = speak out against, speak + ill of, say + nasty things about, slag + Nombre + off, slate, diss.
    * hacer sentir mal = make + Nombre + feel bad.
    * ir de mal en peor = go from + bad to worse.
    * ir mal = go + wrong.
    * ir mal encaminado = be on the wrong track, be headed down the wrong track.
    * ir por mal camino = be on the wrong track, be headed down the wrong track.
    * juzgar mal = misjudge, misconceive.
    * limpieza de malas hierbas = weeding.
    * llevar por el mal camino = lead + astray.
    * llevar por mal camino = mislead.
    * lo bueno y lo malo = the rights and wrongs.
    * lo que está bien y lo que está mal = rights and wrongs.
    * lo uno es tan malo como lo otro = one is as bad as the other.
    * mala administración = mismanagement.
    * mala aplicación = misapplication.
    * mala calidad = badness.
    * mala cizaña = rotten apple.
    * mala colocación = misplacement, misfiling.
    * mala colocación en los estantes = misshelving.
    * mala compañía = bad apple, rotten apple, damaged goods.
    * mala conducta = misconduct, misbehaviour [misbehavior, -USA].
    * mala conducta científica = scientific misconduct.
    * mala decisión = bad judgement.
    * mal + Adjetivo = poorly + Adjetivo.
    * mala educación = impoliteness.
    * mala experiencia = horror story.
    * mala fama = ill-repute, bad repute, bad reputation, ill reputation.
    * mala fortuna = misfortune.
    * mala gestión = mismanagement.
    * mala hierba = weed, bad apple, rotten apple.
    * mala influencia = bad seed, bad influence.
    * mala intención = sinisterness, ill will.
    * mala interpretación = misinterpretation.
    * mala jugada = dirty trick.
    * mala leche = nastiness, bad blood.
    * mal aliento = bad breath.
    * mala ordenación = misfiling.
    * mala palabra = dirty word.
    * mala pasada = dirty trick.
    * mala persona = rotten apple, a bad lot.
    * mala racha económica = economic doldrums.
    * mala reputación = ill-repute, bad repute, bad reputation, ill reputation.
    * mal armado = ill-armed.
    * mala salud = poor health.
    * mala semilla = bad seed.
    * malas experiencias = awful experience.
    * malas pulgas = ornery, grouchiness, grouch.
    * mala suerte = misfortune, mischance, bad luck, tough luck, hard luck, losing streak.
    * malas vibraciones = bad vibes.
    * mal atendido = ill-served.
    * mala tierra = poor soil.
    * mala vista = poor eyesight.
    * mala voluntad = ill will.
    * mal batido = badly-beaten.
    * mal comportamiento = misconduct, disruptive behaviour, misbehaviour [misbehavior, -USA].
    * mal comportamiento científico = scientific misconduct.
    * mal concebido = ill-conceived.
    * mal configurado = misconfigured.
    * mal considerado = poorly-regarded.
    * mal cuidado = mishandling.
    * mal día = bad hair day.
    * mal digerido = ill-digested.
    * mal educado = impolite.
    * mal emparejado = mismated.
    * mal enfocado = ill-adapted.
    * mal escrito = mistyped, ill-written, badly written.
    * mal estado = disrepair, state of disrepair.
    * mal estado de salud = poor health.
    * mal estructurado = ill-structured.
    * mal expresado = inarticulate.
    * mal formado = ill-trained.
    * mal formulado = badly formulated.
    * mal funcionamiento = malfunction, malfunctioning.
    * mal fundido = ill-cast.
    * mal genio = bile, short temper.
    * mal gusto = bad taste, tawdriness.
    * mal hecho para = ill suited to/for.
    * mal iluminado = badly-lit.
    * mal informado = ill-informed.
    * mal juicio = bad judgement.
    * mal llamado = ill-named.
    * mal menor = lesser evil.
    * malo del estómago = upset stomach.
    * malo, el = bad guy, the.
    * mal oído = poor hearing.
    * mal olor = stench.
    * mal ordenado en los estantes = misshelved.
    * mal ordenado los estantes = misshelved.
    * mal organizado = ill-structured.
    * malos, los = baddies, the.
    * malos tiempos = bad times.
    * malos tratos = mistreatment, battery, maltreatment, physical abuse.
    * malos tratos a la mujer = wife beating, wife battering, wife abuse.
    * mal pagado = low-paid, underpaid.
    * mal perdedor = sore loser, bad loser.
    * mal planeado = ill-planned.
    * mal preparado = ill-prepared, ill-equipped, ill-trained.
    * mal presentado = poorly presented.
    * mal provisto = poorly stocked.
    * mal remunerado = poorly paid, poorly remunerated.
    * mal retribuido = underpaid.
    * mal rollo = bad vibes.
    * mal sabor de boca = bad taste in + Posesivo + mouth.
    * mal social = societal ill.
    * mal surtido = poorly stocked.
    * mal trago = awful experience.
    * mal uso = misuse, mishandling.
    * mal ventilado = stuffy [stuffier -comp., stuffies -sup.].
    * manejar mal = mishandle.
    * más vale malo conocido que bueno por conocer = better the devil you know (than the devil you don't).
    * mirar con malos ojos = glower, scowl (at).
    * muy mal tiempo = severe weather.
    * no + haber + nada malo en = there + be + nothing wrong in/with.
    * no hay mal que por bien no venga = to every cloud, there is a silver lining.
    * no hay mal que por bien no venga = every cloud has a silver lining, be a blessing in disguise.
    * no salir mal parado por = be none the worse for (that).
    * oír mal = mishearing.
    * para bien o para mal = for better or (for) worse, for good or (for) ill, for good or (for) evil.
    * para mal = for the worse.
    * pasarlo mal = have + a thin time, have + a difficult time, experience + difficult times, pass through + difficult times, face + difficult times.
    * pasarlo muy mal = have + a tough time, have + a hard time.
    * persona vaga y mal vestida = slob.
    * poner a mal tiempo buena cara = keep + Posesivo + chin up.
    * ponerse a malas con = run + afoul of, fall + afoul of.
    * por la mala fortuna = by ill fate.
    * por la mala suerte = by ill luck, by bad luck, by ill fate.
    * por las buenas o por las malas = by hook or by crook.
    * por mala fortuna = unfortunately, unhappily, sadly.
    * por mala suerte = by ill luck, by bad luck, by a stroke of bad luck, by ill fate.
    * por mal camino = astray.
    * portarse muy mal con = be rotten to.
    * quedar mal = lose + face.
    * que queda mal = ill-fitting.
    * quitarse una mala reputación = clean up + bad reputation.
    * racha de mala suerte = losing streak.
    * recibir mala prensa = acquire + a bad name.
    * reformar malos hábitos = reform + bad habits.
    * representar mal = misrepresent.
    * salir horriblemente mal = go + horribly wrong.
    * salir mal = go + wrong, go + awry, misfire, backfire.
    * se avecinan malos tiempos = hard times lie ahead.
    * sentirse mal = feel + bad, feel under + the weather, be under the weather, feel + wrong.
    * sentirse mal con Uno mismo = feel + wrong.
    * ser malo = be a joke, spell + bad news, make + poor + Nombre.
    * si mal no + Pronombre + acordarse = to the best of + Posesivo + recollection.
    * tener mala fama = hold in + disrepute.
    * tener mala fama por = be infamous for.
    * tener malas conexiones con = have + poor connections with.
    * tener malas intenciones = be up to no good, get up to + no good.
    * tener mal ojo para juzgar a la gente = be a bad judge of character.
    * tener muy mala cara = look like + death warmed (over/up).
    * tener un mal concepto de Alguien = show + low regard for, give + low regard to.
    * tener un mal día = have + a bad day.
    * terminar mal = come to + a bad end.
    * tiempo muy malo = severe weather.
    * tierra mala = poor soil.
    * traerse algo malo entre manos = be up to no good, get up to + no good.
    * tratar mal = maltreat, manhandle.
    * usar mal = abuse, misuse.

    * * *
    malo1 -la
    [ The form mal is used before masculine singular nouns. mal2 (↑ mal (2)) ]
    A [ SER] (en calidad) ‹producto› bad, poor; ‹película/novela› bad
    la tela es de mala calidad the material is poor quality
    tiene mala ortografía her spelling is bad o poor, she's a bad o poor speller
    más vale malo conocido que bueno por conocer better the devil you know (than the devil you don't)
    B [ SER]
    1 (incompetente) ‹alumno/actor› bad
    soy muy mala para los números I'm terrible o very bad with figures
    2 ‹padre/marido/amigo› bad
    C [ SER] (desfavorable, adverso) bad
    ¡qué mala suerte! what bad luck!, how unlucky!
    la obra tuvo mala crítica the play got bad reviews
    están en mala situación económica they're going through hard times
    lo malo es que va a haber mucho tráfico the only thing o trouble o problem is that there'll be a lot of traffic
    en las malas ( AmS): un amigo no te abandona en las malas a friend doesn't abandon you when things are tough o when times are bad
    estar de malas (de mal humor) ( fam) to be in a bad mood; (desafortunado) ( esp AmL) to be unlucky
    por las malas unwillingly
    vas a tener que hacerlo, ya sea por las buenas o por las malas you'll have to do it whether you like it or not
    D [ SER] (inconveniente, perjudicial) ‹hábitos/lecturas› bad
    llegas en mal momento you've come at an awkward o a bad moment
    es malo tomar tanto sol it's not good to sunbathe so much
    E [ SER] (sin gracia) ‹chiste› bad
    F [ SER]
    1 (desagradable) ‹olor/aliento› bad
    hace un día muy malo it's a horrible day
    nos hizo mal tiempo we had bad weather
    hace tan malo ( Esp); it's such horrible weather, the weather's so horrible
    2 ( Chi fam) (feo) ugly
    G [ ESTAR] (en mal estado) ‹alimento›
    ese pescado/queso está malo that fish/cheese has gone bad, that fish/cheese is off ( BrE)
    H
    1
    (desmejorado, no saludable): tienes mal aspecto you don't look very well
    tienes mala cara you don't look well
    yo le veo muy mal color he looks terribly pale to me
    2 [ SER] (serio, grave) serious
    fue una mala caída it was a bad fall
    no tiene nada malo it's nothing serious
    3 [ ESTAR] (Esp, Méx fam) (enfermo) sick ( AmE), ill ( BrE)
    el pobre está malito the poor thing's not very well ( colloq)
    4 [ ESTAR]
    ( Esp fam euf) ‹mujer› estoy mala I've got my period, it's the time of the month ( colloq euph)
    me he puesto mala my period's started
    I [ SER] (difícil) malo DE + INF difficult to + INF
    esta tela es mala de planchar this material is difficult to iron
    es muy malo de convencer he's very difficult o hard to persuade, it's very difficult o hard to persuade him
    Sentido II [ SER] (en sentido ético) ‹persona›
    ¡qué malo eres con tu hermano! you're really horrible o nasty to your brother
    no seas mala, préstamelo don't be mean o rotten, lend it to me ( colloq)
    una mala mujer a loose woman
    es una mujer muy mala she's a wicked o an evil woman
    a la mala ( Chi fam): se lo quitaron a la mala they did him out of it ( colloq)
    pasó la cámara a la mala she sneaked the camera through ( colloq)
    un ataque a la mala a sneak attack
    no nos ofrecieron ni un mal café they didn't even offer us a (lousy) cup of coffee
    no había ni una mala silla para sentarse there wasn't a single damn chair to sit on ( colloq)
    Compuestos:
    feminine weed
    ( Esp): tiene muy maloa idea she's a nasty character o a nasty piece of work ( colloq)
    lo hizo a or con maloa idea he did it deliberately o to be nasty, he did it knowing it would hurt ( o cause trouble etc)
    lo hizo con maloa leche (Esp, Méx, Ven); he did it deliberately o to be nasty, he did it knowing it would hurt ( o cause trouble etc)
    está de maloa leche ( Esp); she's in a foul mood ( colloq)
    ¡qué maloa leche, se ha puesto a llover! ( Esp); what a drag! it's started raining ( colloq)
    feminine ( esp AmL) rude o dirty word
    feminine dirty trick
    me hizo or jugó una maloa pasada she played a dirty trick on me
    los nervios me jugaron una maloa pasada my nerves got the better of me
    feminine ( fam); bad luck
    hacerse maloa sangre to get worked up ( colloq), to get into a state ( colloq)
    fpl guile, cunning
    todo lo ha conseguido con maloas artes she's got everything she has by guile o through cunning
    fpl ( fam):
    dicen las maloas lenguas que … rumor* has it that …, there's a rumor* o there are rumors* going around that …, people are saying that …
    mpl bad o impure thoughts (pl)
    mpl (a persona, animal) maltreatment, ill-treatment; (a un niño, mujer) physical abuse, battery
    malos tratos a menores or a la infancia child abuse
    malo2 -la
    masculine, feminine
    ( leng infantil or hum); baddy ( colloq)
    uno de los malos one of the baddies o bad guys
    * * *

     

    malo
    ◊ -la adjetivo [The form mal is used before masculine singular nouns]

    1
    a) [ser] ( en general) bad;


    un mal amigo a bad friend;
    una mala caída a bad fall;
    soy muy malo para los números I'm very bad with figures;
    ¡qué mala suerte or (fam) pata! what bad luck!, how unlucky!;
    lo malo es que … the thing o trouble is that …;
    las malas compañías bad company;
    mala hierba weed;
    malos tratos ill-treatment;
    es malo tomar tanto sol it's not good to sunbathe so much;
    tienes mala cara or mal aspecto you don't look well
    b)calidad/visibilidad poor;


    estar de malas ( de mal humor) (fam) to be in a bad mood;

    ( con mala suerte) (esp AmL) to be unlucky;
    más vale malo conocido que bueno por conocer better the devil you know (than the devil you don't)

    2 [ser] ‹ persona› ( en sentido ético) nasty;
    ( travieso) naughty;
    ¡qué malo eres con tu hermano! you're really horrible o nasty to your brother;

    no seas mala, préstamelo don't be mean o rotten, lend it to me (colloq);
    una mala mujer a loose woman;
    una mujer mala a wicked o an evil woman;
    lo hizo a or con mala idea he did it deliberately o to be nasty;
    mala palabra (esp AmL) rude o dirty word;
    dicen las malas lenguas que … (fam) there's a rumor going around that …, people are saying that …;
    hacerse mala sangre to get upset;
    ver tb leche 3
    3 [estar]
    a) ( en mal estado) ‹ alimento›:

    el pescado/queso está malo the fish/cheese has gone bad, that fish/cheese is off (BrE)

    b) (Esp, Méx fam) ( enfermo) sick (AmE), ill (BrE);


    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino (leng infantil o hum) baddy (colloq)
    malo,-a
    I adjetivo mal
    1 bad: he tenido un día muy malo, I've had a bad day
    2 (perverso) wicked, bad
    (desobediente, travieso) naughty: es una mala persona, he's wicked
    préstame el coche, no seas malo, lend me your car, don't be so mean
    3 (espectáculo, libro, etc) bad, poor: es un argumento muy malo, it's a feeble argument
    4 (dañino) harmful: es malo para ti que él lo sepa, it's bad for you that he knows it
    tenemos que arrancar las malas hierbas, we'll have to pull out the weeds
    5 (enfermo) ill, sick
    6 (alimentos) rotten: se puso mala la carne, the meat went bad
    II m,f fam el malo, the baddy o villain
    ♦ Locuciones: estar de malas, to be in a bad mood
    por las malas, by force
    ' malo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abominable
    - ínfima
    - ínfimo
    - mal
    - mala
    - peor
    - quina
    - redundar
    - santita
    - santito
    - antología
    - chimbo
    - en
    - endiablado
    - fatal
    - fondo
    - igualmente
    - pata
    - pichanga
    - sangre
    English:
    abominable
    - abysmal
    - bad
    - baddy
    - devil
    - evil
    - good
    - half
    - ill
    - lean
    - low
    - mean
    - nasty
    - off
    - poor
    - rotten
    - shocking
    - spiteful
    - thick
    - up
    - villain
    - wicked
    - wrong
    - your
    - corny
    - crummy
    - indulgence
    - lame
    - naughty
    - paltry
    - ropey
    - severe
    - trashy
    - unkind
    * * *
    malo, -a Mal is used instead of malo before singular masculine nouns (e.g. un mal ejemplo a bad example). The comparative form of malo (= worse) is peor, the superlative forms (= the worst) are el peor (masculine) and la peor (feminine).
    adj
    1. [perjudicial, grave] bad;
    traigo malas noticias I have some bad news;
    es malo para el hígado it's bad for your liver;
    ¿es algo malo, doctor? is it serious, doctor?;
    una mala caída a nasty fall
    2. [sin calidad, sin aptitudes] poor, bad;
    una mala novela/actriz a bad novel/actress;
    tiene muy malas notas her Br marks o US grades are very poor o bad;
    ser de mala calidad to be poor quality;
    este material/producto es muy malo this material/product is very poor quality;
    soy muy malo para la música I'm no good at o very bad at music;
    Hum
    es más malo que hecho de encargo [producto, jugador] he's/it's truly awful o as bad as they come;
    más vale lo malo conocido que lo bueno por conocer better the devil you know (than the devil you don't)
    3. [inapropiado, adverso] bad;
    fue una mala decisión it was a bad decision;
    he dormido en mala postura I slept in a funny position;
    es mala señal it's a bad sign;
    lo malo es que… the problem is (that)…;
    disparó con la pierna mala y metió gol he shot with his weaker foot and scored;
    tener mala suerte to be unlucky;
    ¡qué mala suerte! how unlucky!
    Am mala palabra swearword
    4. [malvado] wicked, evil;
    es muy mala persona she's a really nasty person;
    tiene muy mala intención he's very spiteful;
    eso sólo lo haría un mal amigo it's a poor friend who would do a thing like that;
    ¡mira que eres malo, criticarla así! it's not very nice of you to criticize her like that!;
    anda, no seas malo y déjame que vaya go on, don't be mean, let me go
    5. [travieso] naughty;
    ¡no seas malo y obedece! be good and do as I say!;
    el crío está muy malo últimamente the child has been very naughty recently
    6. [enfermo] ill, sick;
    estar/ponerse malo to be/fall ill;
    tiene a su padre malo her father's ill;
    poner malo a alguien to drive sb mad;
    me pongo mala cada vez que la veo I get mad every time I see her
    7. [desagradable] bad;
    esta herida tiene mal aspecto this wound looks nasty;
    mal tiempo bad weather;
    hace mal tiempo the weather's bad;
    Esp
    está muy malo el día it's a horrible day, it's not a very nice day
    8. [podrido, pasado] bad, off, spoiled;
    la fruta está mala the fruit is bad o spoiled;
    la fruta se ha puesto mala the fruit has gone bad o Br gone off
    9. [uso enfático]
    ni un mal trozo de pan not even a crust of bread;
    no había ni un mal supermercado en el pueblo there wasn't a single supermarket to be found in the village
    10. [difícil]
    el asunto es malo de entender the matter is hard o difficult to understand;
    una lesión muy mala de curar an injury that won't heal easily
    11. Esp Fam Euf [con la menstruación]
    estar/ponerse mala to be on/start one's period
    nm,f
    el malo, la mala [en cine] the villain, the baddy
    interj
    cuando nadie se queja, ¡malo! it's a bad sign when nobody complains
    malas nfpl
    está o [m5] se ha puesto a malas con él she's fallen out with him;
    estar de malas to be in a bad mood;
    por las malas [a la fuerza] by force;
    lo vas a hacer, aunque tenga que ser por las malas you're going to do it, whether you like it or not;
    por las malas es de temer she's a fearful sight when she's angry;
    Am
    estar o [m5] andar de malas to be having a hard time;
    Andes, CSur
    en las malas [de mal humor] in a bad mood;
    los amigos no te abandonan en las malas friends don't let you down when things get bad
    * * *
    I adj
    1 bad
    2 calidad poor
    3 ( enfermo) sick, ill;
    ponerse malo get sick, fall ill
    4
    :
    por las buenas o por las malas whether he/she etc likes it or not;
    estar de malas be in a bad mood;
    por las malas by force;
    andar a malas con alguien be on bad terms with s.o.;
    lo malo es que unfortunately
    II m hum
    bad guy, baddy
    * * *
    1) : bad
    mala suerte: bad luck
    2) : wicked, naughty
    3) : cheap, poor (quality)
    4) : harmful
    malo para la salud: bad for one's health
    5) (using the form mal) : unwell
    estar mal del corazón: to have heart trouble
    6)
    estar de malas : to be in a bad mood
    malo, -la n
    : villain, bad guy (in novels, movies, etc.)
    * * *
    malo1 adj
    1. (en general) bad [comp. worse; superl. worst]
    2. (travieso) naughty [comp. naughtier; superl. naughtiest]
    3. (enfermo) ill [comp. worse; superl. worst]
    4. (pasado) off
    5. (malvado) evil
    ser malo en/para algo to be bad at something
    malo2 n villain

    Spanish-English dictionary > malo

  • 2 atolondrado

    adj.
    1 bewildered, perplexed, at a loss, rattled.
    2 reckless, muddle-headed, harebrained, mindless.
    3 careless, thoughtless.
    f. & m.
    confused person, muddler, scatterbrain.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: atolondrar.
    * * *
    1→ link=atolondrar atolondrar
    1 (desatinado) scatterbrained, reckless, silly
    2 (aturdido) stunned, bewildered
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=aturdido) bewildered, stunned
    2) (=irreflexivo) thoughtless, reckless; (=casquivano) scatterbrained; (=tonto) silly
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo
    a) [ser] ( impetuoso) rash, impetuous; ( despistado) scatterbrained
    b) [estar] ( por golpe) dazed, stunned
    II
    - da masculino, femenino scatterbrain
    * * *
    = reckless, harebrained, ditzy [ditzier -comp., ditziest -sup.], ditz, dits, ditsy [ditsier -comp., ditsiest -sup.], airhead, airheaded, haywire.
    Ex. The article is entitled ' Reckless driving on the information highway, or, is the scholar of the research library effectively using the available resources?'.
    Ex. Then one day she finds herself shooting the moon with a scheme so harebrained and daring that it just might succeed.
    Ex. She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex. She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex. But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.
    Ex. If there is a stereo type for ditsy blondes she really has gone out of her way to fit it perfectly.
    Ex. Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex. She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    Ex. The concept is brilliant -- young Owen begins to get back his superpowers but they are, well, a little bit haywire.
    ----
    * atolondrado con = besotted with.
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo
    a) [ser] ( impetuoso) rash, impetuous; ( despistado) scatterbrained
    b) [estar] ( por golpe) dazed, stunned
    II
    - da masculino, femenino scatterbrain
    * * *
    = reckless, harebrained, ditzy [ditzier -comp., ditziest -sup.], ditz, dits, ditsy [ditsier -comp., ditsiest -sup.], airhead, airheaded, haywire.

    Ex: The article is entitled ' Reckless driving on the information highway, or, is the scholar of the research library effectively using the available resources?'.

    Ex: Then one day she finds herself shooting the moon with a scheme so harebrained and daring that it just might succeed.
    Ex: She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex: She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex: But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.
    Ex: If there is a stereo type for ditsy blondes she really has gone out of her way to fit it perfectly.
    Ex: Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex: She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    Ex: The concept is brilliant -- young Owen begins to get back his superpowers but they are, well, a little bit haywire.
    * atolondrado con = besotted with.

    * * *
    1 [ SER] (alocado) impetuous; (despistado) scatterbrained
    2 [ ESTAR] (por un golpe) dazed, stunned
    masculine, feminine
    scatterbrain
    * * *

    Del verbo atolondrar: ( conjugate atolondrar)

    atolondrado es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    atolondrado    
    atolondrar
    atolondrado
    ◊ -da adjetivo

    a) [ser] ( impetuoso) rash, impetuous;

    ( despistado) scatterbrained
    b) [estar] ( por golpe) dazed, stunned

    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino
    scatterbrain
    atolondrar ( conjugate atolondrar) verbo transitivo


    atolondrarse verbo pronominal


    no te atolondres, piénsalo bien don't rush into it, think it over carefully

    atolondrado,-a adjetivo foolish, feather-brained,
    ' atolondrado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    atolondrada
    English:
    scatterbrained
    * * *
    atolondrado, -a
    adj
    1. [precipitado] foolish, thoughtless
    2. [aturdido] bewildered, confused
    nm,f
    [precipitado]
    es un atolondrado he's rather foolish, he's a bit of a fool
    * * *
    adj scatterbrained
    * * *
    atolondrado, -da adj
    1) aturdido: bewildered, dazed
    2) despistado: scatterbrained, absentminded

    Spanish-English dictionary > atolondrado

  • 3 bobo

    adj.
    silly, booby, foolish, stupid.
    intj.
    you blot, you dope.
    m.
    fool, clod, blockhead, silly.
    * * *
    1 silly, foolish
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 fool
    * * *
    1. (f. - boba)
    noun
    fool, simpleton
    2. (f. - boba)
    adj.
    silly, stupid
    * * *
    bobo, -a
    1.
    ADJ (=tonto) silly, stupid; (=ingenuo) simple, naïve
    2.
    SM / F (=tonto) idiot, fool; (Teat) clown, funny man
    3. SM / F
    1) Caribe * (=reloj) watch
    2) Cono Sur (=corazón) heart, ticker *
    * * *
    I
    - ba adjetivo (fam) silly
    II
    - ba masculino, femenino (fam) fool

    deja de hacer el bobo — stop playing the fool, stop being so silly

    * * *
    = daft [dafter -comp., daftest -sup.], fool, simpleton, goofy [goofier -comp., goofiest -sup.], witless, simp, deadhead, nincompoop, dumbbell, ditzy [ditzier -comp., ditziest -sup.], ditz, dits, ditsy [ditsier -comp., ditsiest -sup.], half-soaked, airhead, airheaded, drongo, dweeb.
    Ex. Ranking among the dafter exercises sometimes imposed on children is the one that requires them to describe a screwdriver or a vase or the desks they sit at, or any familiar object.
    Ex. A chapter each is devoted to the comic hero, comedian, humorist, rogue, trickster, clown, fool, underdog, and simpleton.
    Ex. A chapter each is devoted to the comic hero, comedian, humorist, rogue, trickster, clown, fool, underdog, and simpleton.
    Ex. The article 'Book pricing: economics of a goofy business' examines briefly the economics of the book publishing process from the viewpoint of the book wholesaler.
    Ex. She refutes the idea of the women's magazine as a 'mouthpiece of masculine interest, of patriarchy and commercialism' that preyed on 'passive, dependent, and witless' women readers.
    Ex. This collection of videos pays tribute to nincompoops, deadheads and simps: people who walk into sliding glass doors and out of public restrooms with toilet paper trailing from one of their shoes.
    Ex. This collection of videos pays tribute to nincompoops, deadheads and simps: people who walk into sliding glass doors and out of public restrooms with toilet paper trailing from one of their shoes.
    Ex. This collection of videos pays tribute to nincompoops, deadheads and simps: people who walk into sliding glass doors and out of public restrooms with toilet paper trailing from one of their shoes.
    Ex. The Wizard, played by Joel Grey, is a smooth-talking dumbbell who admits he is 'a corn-fed hick' and 'one of your dime-a-dozen mediocrities'.
    Ex. She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex. She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex. But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.
    Ex. If there is a stereo type for ditsy blondes she really has gone out of her way to fit it perfectly.
    Ex. Three half-soaked security guards sat around a desk at the main entrance letting through more than they checked.
    Ex. Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex. She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    Ex. Now I know to you inteligent types this sounds a simple problem but to a drongo like me it is like quantum physics!!!.
    Ex. For this reason, I will probably not vote in the London mayoral election at all and this doesn't make me a whinging negativist dweeb.
    ----
    * como un bobo = stupidly.
    * tortuga boba = loggerhead turtle.
    * * *
    I
    - ba adjetivo (fam) silly
    II
    - ba masculino, femenino (fam) fool

    deja de hacer el bobo — stop playing the fool, stop being so silly

    * * *
    = daft [dafter -comp., daftest -sup.], fool, simpleton, goofy [goofier -comp., goofiest -sup.], witless, simp, deadhead, nincompoop, dumbbell, ditzy [ditzier -comp., ditziest -sup.], ditz, dits, ditsy [ditsier -comp., ditsiest -sup.], half-soaked, airhead, airheaded, drongo, dweeb.

    Ex: Ranking among the dafter exercises sometimes imposed on children is the one that requires them to describe a screwdriver or a vase or the desks they sit at, or any familiar object.

    Ex: A chapter each is devoted to the comic hero, comedian, humorist, rogue, trickster, clown, fool, underdog, and simpleton.
    Ex: A chapter each is devoted to the comic hero, comedian, humorist, rogue, trickster, clown, fool, underdog, and simpleton.
    Ex: The article 'Book pricing: economics of a goofy business' examines briefly the economics of the book publishing process from the viewpoint of the book wholesaler.
    Ex: She refutes the idea of the women's magazine as a 'mouthpiece of masculine interest, of patriarchy and commercialism' that preyed on 'passive, dependent, and witless' women readers.
    Ex: This collection of videos pays tribute to nincompoops, deadheads and simps: people who walk into sliding glass doors and out of public restrooms with toilet paper trailing from one of their shoes.
    Ex: This collection of videos pays tribute to nincompoops, deadheads and simps: people who walk into sliding glass doors and out of public restrooms with toilet paper trailing from one of their shoes.
    Ex: This collection of videos pays tribute to nincompoops, deadheads and simps: people who walk into sliding glass doors and out of public restrooms with toilet paper trailing from one of their shoes.
    Ex: The Wizard, played by Joel Grey, is a smooth-talking dumbbell who admits he is 'a corn-fed hick' and 'one of your dime-a-dozen mediocrities'.
    Ex: She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex: She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex: But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.
    Ex: If there is a stereo type for ditsy blondes she really has gone out of her way to fit it perfectly.
    Ex: Three half-soaked security guards sat around a desk at the main entrance letting through more than they checked.
    Ex: Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex: She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    Ex: Now I know to you inteligent types this sounds a simple problem but to a drongo like me it is like quantum physics!!!.
    Ex: For this reason, I will probably not vote in the London mayoral election at all and this doesn't make me a whinging negativist dweeb.
    * como un bobo = stupidly.
    * tortuga boba = loggerhead turtle.

    * * *
    bobo1 -ba
    ( fam); silly
    bobo2 -ba
    masculine, feminine
    ( fam); fool
    deja de hacer el bobo stop playing the fool, stop being so silly
    * * *

    bobo
    ◊ -ba adjetivo (fam) silly

    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino (fam) fool
    bobo,-a
    I adj (simple, lelo) stupid, silly
    (cándido) naïve
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino fool

    ' bobo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    atontada
    - atontado
    - boba
    - pájaro
    - che
    - hacer
    - pavo
    - primo
    English:
    boob
    - daft
    - dopey
    - dumb
    - dummy
    - goof
    - halfwit
    - lemon
    - mug
    - simple
    - soft-headed
    - sucker
    * * *
    bobo, -a
    adj
    1. [tonto] stupid, daft
    2. [ingenuo] naive, simple
    nm,f
    1. [tonto] fool, idiot;
    hacer el bobo to act o play the fool
    2. [ingenuo] simpleton
    nm
    1. Teatro = rustic simpleton
    2. CAm, Méx [pez] threadfin
    * * *
    I adj silly, foolish
    II m, boba f fool;
    pájaro bobo penguin
    * * *
    bobo, -ba adj
    : silly, stupid
    bobo, -ba n
    : fool, simpleton
    * * *
    bobo1 adj
    1. (tonto) silly [comp. sillier; superl. silliest]
    anda, no seas bobo come on, don't be silly
    2. (ingenuo) naive
    es tan bobo que se lo cree todo he's so naive, he'll believe anything
    bobo2 n fool

    Spanish-English dictionary > bobo

  • 4 cabeza de chorlito

    familiar scatterbrain
    * * *
    masculino y femenino (fam) scatterbrain (colloq)
    * * *
    (n.) = scatterbrain, ditzy [ditzier -comp., ditziest -sup.], ditz, dits, ditsy [ditsier -comp., ditsiest -sup.], airhead, airheaded, empty-headed, bonehead, birdbrain, nong, ning-nong
    Ex. A 'characterology' can be created, from the author who is himself a precise archivist to the scatterbrain who throws nothing away.
    Ex. She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex. She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex. But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.
    Ex. If there is a stereo type for ditsy blondes she really has gone out of her way to fit it perfectly.
    Ex. Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex. She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    Ex. Republicans are so empty-headed, they wouldn't make a good landfill.
    Ex. The article is entitled 'Field Research for Boneheads: From Naivete to Insight on the Green Tortoise'.
    Ex. I am thinking humans can be such birdbrains when it comes to communication.
    Ex. And then we get nongs like Joe here who just cant help himself from being a dork.
    Ex. Thanks to those who do this for ning-nongs like myself.
    * * *
    masculino y femenino (fam) scatterbrain (colloq)
    * * *
    (n.) = scatterbrain, ditzy [ditzier -comp., ditziest -sup.], ditz, dits, ditsy [ditsier -comp., ditsiest -sup.], airhead, airheaded, empty-headed, bonehead, birdbrain, nong, ning-nong

    Ex: A 'characterology' can be created, from the author who is himself a precise archivist to the scatterbrain who throws nothing away.

    Ex: She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex: She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex: But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.
    Ex: If there is a stereo type for ditsy blondes she really has gone out of her way to fit it perfectly.
    Ex: Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex: She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    Ex: Republicans are so empty-headed, they wouldn't make a good landfill.
    Ex: The article is entitled 'Field Research for Boneheads: From Naivete to Insight on the Green Tortoise'.
    Ex: I am thinking humans can be such birdbrains when it comes to communication.
    Ex: And then we get nongs like Joe here who just cant help himself from being a dork.
    Ex: Thanks to those who do this for ning-nongs like myself.

    Spanish-English dictionary > cabeza de chorlito

  • 5 cabeza de serrín

    (adj.) = ditz, dits, airhead, airheaded
    Ex. She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex. But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.
    Ex. Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex. She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    * * *
    (adj.) = ditz, dits, airhead, airheaded

    Ex: She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.

    Ex: But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.
    Ex: Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex: She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.

    Spanish-English dictionary > cabeza de serrín

  • 6 cabeza hueca

    adj.
    empty-headed, featherbrained, small-headed.
    f. & m.
    airhead, knucklehead, clunk.
    * * *
    scatterbrain
    * * *
    masculino y femenino (fam) scatterbrain (colloq); airhead (colloq)
    * * *
    (n.) = empty-headed, ditzy [ditzier -comp., ditziest -sup.], ditz, dits, ditsy [ditsier -comp., ditsiest -sup.], airhead, airheaded, bonehead, nong, ning-nong
    Ex. Republicans are so empty-headed, they wouldn't make a good landfill.
    Ex. She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex. She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex. But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.
    Ex. If there is a stereo type for ditsy blondes she really has gone out of her way to fit it perfectly.
    Ex. Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex. She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    Ex. The article is entitled 'Field Research for Boneheads: From Naivete to Insight on the Green Tortoise'.
    Ex. And then we get nongs like Joe here who just cant help himself from being a dork.
    Ex. Thanks to those who do this for ning-nongs like myself.
    * * *
    masculino y femenino (fam) scatterbrain (colloq); airhead (colloq)
    * * *
    (n.) = empty-headed, ditzy [ditzier -comp., ditziest -sup.], ditz, dits, ditsy [ditsier -comp., ditsiest -sup.], airhead, airheaded, bonehead, nong, ning-nong

    Ex: Republicans are so empty-headed, they wouldn't make a good landfill.

    Ex: She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex: She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex: But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.
    Ex: If there is a stereo type for ditsy blondes she really has gone out of her way to fit it perfectly.
    Ex: Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex: She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    Ex: The article is entitled 'Field Research for Boneheads: From Naivete to Insight on the Green Tortoise'.
    Ex: And then we get nongs like Joe here who just cant help himself from being a dork.
    Ex: Thanks to those who do this for ning-nongs like myself.

    Spanish-English dictionary > cabeza hueca

  • 7 despistado

    adj.
    disoriented, lost, at wits end, clueless.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: despistar.
    * * *
    1→ link=despistar despistar
    1 (distraído) absent-minded
    2 (confundido) confused
    estoy despistado, ya no sé dónde estamos I'm lost, I don't know where we are
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 absent-minded person, scatterbrain
    \
    hacerse el/la despistado,-a to pretend not to understand
    * * *
    despistado, -a
    1. ADJ
    1) (=distraído) vague, absentminded
    2) (=confuso) confused, muddled
    2.
    SM / F (=distraído) scatterbrain, absent-minded person
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo
    1)
    a) [ser] vague, absentminded
    b) [estar]

    estaba or iba despistado — I was miles away (colloq) o daydreaming

    2) [estar] (desorientado, confuso) bewildered, lost
    II
    - da masculino, femenino scatterbrain (colloq)
    * * *
    = absent-minded, scatterbrain, clueless, moony [moonier -comp., mooniest -sup.], dreamy [dreamier -comp., dreamiest -sup.], in a fog, ditzy [ditzier -comp., ditziest -sup.], ditz, dits, ditsy [ditsier -comp., ditsiest -sup.], airhead, airheaded.
    Ex. The academic library is the natural habitat of the absent-minded professor.
    Ex. A 'characterology' can be created, from the author who is himself a precise archivist to the scatterbrain who throws nothing away.
    Ex. He was standing around clueless, being introduced to a bunch of people he wouldn't remember in the morning.
    Ex. I know for certain I was moony and lonely, feeling dissatisfied with myself, and wanted only to be alone that night.
    Ex. Puberty, he describes as ' dreamy and sentimental' and though this may seem a far cry from the teenagers we would recognize that adolescence brings an awakening of emotions, idealism and commitment to a romantic ideal.
    Ex. After practice, however, the usually affable Jackson looked to be in a fog as he prepared to walk to his locker.
    Ex. She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex. She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex. But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.
    Ex. If there is a stereo type for ditsy blondes she really has gone out of her way to fit it perfectly.
    Ex. Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex. She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo
    1)
    a) [ser] vague, absentminded
    b) [estar]

    estaba or iba despistado — I was miles away (colloq) o daydreaming

    2) [estar] (desorientado, confuso) bewildered, lost
    II
    - da masculino, femenino scatterbrain (colloq)
    * * *
    = absent-minded, scatterbrain, clueless, moony [moonier -comp., mooniest -sup.], dreamy [dreamier -comp., dreamiest -sup.], in a fog, ditzy [ditzier -comp., ditziest -sup.], ditz, dits, ditsy [ditsier -comp., ditsiest -sup.], airhead, airheaded.

    Ex: The academic library is the natural habitat of the absent-minded professor.

    Ex: A 'characterology' can be created, from the author who is himself a precise archivist to the scatterbrain who throws nothing away.
    Ex: He was standing around clueless, being introduced to a bunch of people he wouldn't remember in the morning.
    Ex: I know for certain I was moony and lonely, feeling dissatisfied with myself, and wanted only to be alone that night.
    Ex: Puberty, he describes as ' dreamy and sentimental' and though this may seem a far cry from the teenagers we would recognize that adolescence brings an awakening of emotions, idealism and commitment to a romantic ideal.
    Ex: After practice, however, the usually affable Jackson looked to be in a fog as he prepared to walk to his locker.
    Ex: She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex: She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex: But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.
    Ex: If there is a stereo type for ditsy blondes she really has gone out of her way to fit it perfectly.
    Ex: Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex: She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.

    * * *
    1 [ SER] forgetful, absent-minded
    tendrás que recordárselo, es muy despistado you'll have to remind him, he's very absent-minded o forgetful o he tends to forget things
    soy muy despistado para los nombres I never remember names, I'm hopeless with names ( colloq)
    2 [ ESTAR]:
    estaba or iba despistado y me pasé de la parada I was miles away o I was daydreaming and I missed my stop ( colloq)
    B [ ESTAR] (desorientado, confuso) bewildered, lost
    con tantos cambios estoy despistado I'm bewildered by o I'm all at sea with all these changes
    todavía anda un poco despistado he hasn't quite found his feet yet, he's still a bit lost o disoriented
    masculine, feminine
    scatterbrain ( colloq)
    es un despistado he's a scatterbrain, he's very absent-minded o forgetful
    no te hagas la despistada don't act as if you don't know what I'm talking about
    * * *

     

    Del verbo despistar: ( conjugate despistar)

    despistado es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    despistado    
    despistar
    despistado
    ◊ -da adjetivo

    a) [ser] vague, absentminded;


    b)

    estar despistado to be miles away (colloq) o daydreaming;


    (desorientado, confuso) to be bewildered o lost
    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino
    scatterbrain (colloq)
    despistar ( conjugate despistar) verbo transitivo
    a) (desorientar, confundir) to confuse


    sabuesoto throw … off the scent
    despistarse verbo pronominal ( confundirse) to get confused o muddled;
    ( distraerse) to lose concentration
    despistado,-a
    I adjetivo
    1 (olvidadizo) scatterbrained, absent-minded: Jorge es muy despistado, nunca se acuerda de dónde ha aparcado el coche, Jorge is absent-minded; he never remembers where he parked his car
    2 (desorientado) confused: estoy un poco despistado, ¿dónde nos encontramos ahora?, I'm a bit confused - where are we?
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino scatterbrain: me hago la despistada, I pretend not to understand
    despistar verbo transitivo
    1 (hacer perder la pista) to lose, throw off the scent
    2 figurado to mislead
    ' despistado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    despistada
    - distraída
    - distraído
    - hacerse
    - alocado
    - atolondrado
    English:
    absent-minded
    - careless
    - forgetful
    - hopelessly
    - scatterbrained
    - sea
    - absent
    - vague
    * * *
    despistado, -a
    adj
    1. [por naturaleza] absent-minded;
    soy muy despistado para los cumpleaños I'm hopeless at remembering birthdays
    2. [momentáneamente] distracted;
    en ese momento estaba despistado y no la vi I was distracted at the time and didn't see her
    3. [confuso] muddled, mixed up;
    aún se le ve despistado he still looks a bit lost o as if he doesn't quite know what he's doing;
    nos tenías despistados a todos you had us all fooled
    nm,f
    es una despistada she's very absent-minded;
    hacerse el despistado to act as if one hasn't noticed/heard/understood/ etc;
    no te hagas el despistado, te hablo a ti stop acting as if you haven't heard, I'm talking to you
    * * *
    I adj scatterbrained
    II m, despistada f scatterbrain
    * * *
    despistado, -da adj
    1) distraído: absentminded, forgetful
    2) confuso: confused, bewildered
    despistado, -da n
    : scatterbrain, absentminded person
    * * *
    despistado adj absent minded

    Spanish-English dictionary > despistado

  • 8 estúpido

    adj.
    1 stupid, foolish, dumb, empty-headed.
    2 stupid, foolish, inane, dumb.
    m.
    stupid, nitwit, fathead, numbskull.
    * * *
    1 stupid, silly
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 berk, idiot
    * * *
    1. (f. - estúpida)
    adj.
    2. (f. - estúpida)
    noun f.
    * * *
    estúpido, -a
    1.
    ADJ stupid
    2.
    SM / F idiot
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo <persona/argumento> stupid, silly

    ay, qué estúpida soy! — oh, how stupid of me!

    II
    - da masculino, femenino idiot, fool
    * * *
    = crazy [crazier -comp., craziest -sup.], dummy, foolish, silly, mindless, moron, stupid, daft [dafter -comp., daftest -sup.], mad, dumb [dumber -comp., dumbest -sup.], nuts, witless, bonehead, boneheaded, twit, dolally tap, dolally [do-lally], imbecile, cretinous, arsehole [asshole, -USA], brainless, dimwit, dim-witted [dimwitted], twat, nonsensical, mug, berk, prick, cretin, dumbbell, dull-witted, asinine, lemon, ditsy [ditsier -comp., ditsiest -sup.], dits, ditz, ditzy [ditzier -comp., ditziest -sup.], airhead, airheaded, duffer, schmuck, schmo, nonce, moke, twerp, dweeb, chump, birdbrained, birdbrain, off + Posesivo + knocker, off + Posesivo + rocker, dork, moonstruck, plonker.
    Ex. Lest it appear that Ms Marshall's committee and a few others of us, notoriously associated with that kind of work, are little more than crazy, fire-breathing radicals, let me add this gloss immediately.
    Ex. We are too prone to be dummy people by day, and thinking, articulate individuals only in the safety of home and leisure.
    Ex. It would be uneconomic and foolish to persevere with human assignment of controlled-language terms.
    Ex. In conclusion, I am sure you all believe me to be either idealistic, unrealistic, radical, or just plain silly.
    Ex. By this later period pressmen in England were despised as mere 'horses', the 'great guzzlers of beer' who were rebuked by the young Benjamin Franklin for their mindless intemperance.
    Ex. This thesaurus contains a number of wretched, insensitive cross-references, like from Dumb to DEAF, and from Feeble minded, Imbecility, and morons to MENTALLY HANDICAPPED.
    Ex. When any librarian is trying to find material on behalf of a user from a poor citation it leads to that librarian appearing slow and stupid to the user.
    Ex. Ranking among the dafter exercises sometimes imposed on children is the one that requires them to describe a screwdriver or a vase or the desks they sit at, or any familiar object.
    Ex. When J D Brown allowed the public of Islington to have open access to the books in the 1890s he was regarded by many of his colleagues as mad!.
    Ex. Techniques such as the automatic detection of anaphora enable systems to appear to be intelligent rather than dumb.
    Ex. I think some people would think my approach is nuts.
    Ex. She refutes the idea of the women's magazine as a 'mouthpiece of masculine interest, of patriarchy and commercialism' that preyed on 'passive, dependent, and witless' women readers.
    Ex. The article is entitled 'Field Research for Boneheads: From Naivete to Insight on the Green Tortoise'.
    Ex. That was a big boneheaded error.
    Ex. Democracy's a nice idea in theory, if it wasn't for all the twits.
    Ex. Now I know this country of ours is totally dolally tap!.
    Ex. The server has gone dolally by the looks of it.
    Ex. The same evil is done in slaving, tormenting and killing, say, chimpanzees as is done in so injuring human imbeciles.
    Ex. It is already evident that he is a cretinous buffoon.
    Ex. Modern preppies try to be assholes, probably because they think it's cool, and never quite make it.
    Ex. From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex. The diplomats have been calling him a lucky dimwit ever since.
    Ex. From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex. I don't really care if he does like real ale, even if his arse was hung with diamonds he would still be a twat.
    Ex. Parental protectiveness of children is surely a good thing if sensibly applied, but this nonsensical double standard doesn't help anyone.
    Ex. By this time, firecrackers and fireworks were being let off willy-nilly in the streets by any mug with a match.
    Ex. And before some berk starts whittling on about anti-car lobbies, we should all be lobbying for less car use if we've got any interest whatsoever in the future.
    Ex. Steve knows that he is a 'showboat, a little bit of a prick,' but he also knows that it's too late for a man in his fifties to change.
    Ex. Cretin is a word derived from an 18th century Swiss-French word meaning Christian.
    Ex. The Wizard, played by Joel Grey, is a smooth-talking dumbbell who admits he is 'a corn-fed hick' and 'one of your dime-a-dozen mediocrities'.
    Ex. An army without culture is a dull-witted army, and a dull-witted army cannot defeat the enemy.
    Ex. This chapter is dedicated to the truly asinine rules -- ones which either defeat their own purpose altogether or are completely devoid of common sense.
    Ex. The court also heard the victim's brother accuse the defendant of physical abuse and of calling him a ' lemon and a retard'.
    Ex. If there is a stereo type for ditsy blondes she really has gone out of her way to fit it perfectly.
    Ex. But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.
    Ex. She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex. She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex. Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex. She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    Ex. Plus, no matter what she did to stop people from picking on her she always ended up being called a duffer.
    Ex. Schmuck entered English as a borrowed word from Yiddish, where it is an obscene term literally meaning a foreskin or head of a penis, and an insult.
    Ex. This team of schmoes is capable of anything.
    Ex. Justin, whilst clearly a nonce, is to be commended on instigating a high-profile campaign to free the hostages.
    Ex. States know better what their own citizens needs are than do the mokes in Washington.
    Ex. He started life as a twerp, then fairly quickly became a jerk and ended up an old sourpuss.
    Ex. For this reason, I will probably not vote in the London mayoral election at all and this doesn't make me a whinging negativist dweeb.
    Ex. Americans are such chumps, because we refuse to see what is going on right in front of our eyes.
    Ex. She has her own birdbrained way of thinking about things, but most of what she says is vaguely prophetic.
    Ex. I am thinking humans can be such birdbrains when it comes to communication.
    Ex. Every firearm hast its pros and cons and anyone who tells you otherwise is off their knocker.
    Ex. I find it fascinating how Bradley can be perfectly reasonable one moment, and off his rocker the next.
    Ex. And then we get nongs like Joe here who just cant help himself from being a dork.
    Ex. ' Moonstruck' has all the fun of movies about weddings: a reluctant groom, an overeager bride, and an emotionally distraught family.
    Ex. If she'd been my daughter in fact I'd never have let her go out with an obvious plonker like myself.
    ----
    * algo estúpido = no-brainer.
    * como un estúpido = stupidly.
    * hacerse el estúpido = dumb down, act + dumb.
    * lo suficientemente estúpido como para = dumb enough to.
    * rubia estúpida = dumb blonde.
    * ser estúpido = be off + Posesivo + rocker.
    * típica rubia estúpida = bimbo.
    * volverse estúpido = go off + Posesivo + rocker.
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo <persona/argumento> stupid, silly

    ay, qué estúpida soy! — oh, how stupid of me!

    II
    - da masculino, femenino idiot, fool
    * * *
    = crazy [crazier -comp., craziest -sup.], dummy, foolish, silly, mindless, moron, stupid, daft [dafter -comp., daftest -sup.], mad, dumb [dumber -comp., dumbest -sup.], nuts, witless, bonehead, boneheaded, twit, dolally tap, dolally [do-lally], imbecile, cretinous, arsehole [asshole, -USA], brainless, dimwit, dim-witted [dimwitted], twat, nonsensical, mug, berk, prick, cretin, dumbbell, dull-witted, asinine, lemon, ditsy [ditsier -comp., ditsiest -sup.], dits, ditz, ditzy [ditzier -comp., ditziest -sup.], airhead, airheaded, duffer, schmuck, schmo, nonce, moke, twerp, dweeb, chump, birdbrained, birdbrain, off + Posesivo + knocker, off + Posesivo + rocker, dork, moonstruck, plonker.

    Ex: Lest it appear that Ms Marshall's committee and a few others of us, notoriously associated with that kind of work, are little more than crazy, fire-breathing radicals, let me add this gloss immediately.

    Ex: We are too prone to be dummy people by day, and thinking, articulate individuals only in the safety of home and leisure.
    Ex: It would be uneconomic and foolish to persevere with human assignment of controlled-language terms.
    Ex: In conclusion, I am sure you all believe me to be either idealistic, unrealistic, radical, or just plain silly.
    Ex: By this later period pressmen in England were despised as mere 'horses', the 'great guzzlers of beer' who were rebuked by the young Benjamin Franklin for their mindless intemperance.
    Ex: This thesaurus contains a number of wretched, insensitive cross-references, like from Dumb to DEAF, and from Feeble minded, Imbecility, and morons to MENTALLY HANDICAPPED.
    Ex: When any librarian is trying to find material on behalf of a user from a poor citation it leads to that librarian appearing slow and stupid to the user.
    Ex: Ranking among the dafter exercises sometimes imposed on children is the one that requires them to describe a screwdriver or a vase or the desks they sit at, or any familiar object.
    Ex: When J D Brown allowed the public of Islington to have open access to the books in the 1890s he was regarded by many of his colleagues as mad!.
    Ex: Techniques such as the automatic detection of anaphora enable systems to appear to be intelligent rather than dumb.
    Ex: I think some people would think my approach is nuts.
    Ex: She refutes the idea of the women's magazine as a 'mouthpiece of masculine interest, of patriarchy and commercialism' that preyed on 'passive, dependent, and witless' women readers.
    Ex: The article is entitled 'Field Research for Boneheads: From Naivete to Insight on the Green Tortoise'.
    Ex: That was a big boneheaded error.
    Ex: Democracy's a nice idea in theory, if it wasn't for all the twits.
    Ex: Now I know this country of ours is totally dolally tap!.
    Ex: The server has gone dolally by the looks of it.
    Ex: The same evil is done in slaving, tormenting and killing, say, chimpanzees as is done in so injuring human imbeciles.
    Ex: It is already evident that he is a cretinous buffoon.
    Ex: Modern preppies try to be assholes, probably because they think it's cool, and never quite make it.
    Ex: From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex: The diplomats have been calling him a lucky dimwit ever since.
    Ex: From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex: I don't really care if he does like real ale, even if his arse was hung with diamonds he would still be a twat.
    Ex: Parental protectiveness of children is surely a good thing if sensibly applied, but this nonsensical double standard doesn't help anyone.
    Ex: By this time, firecrackers and fireworks were being let off willy-nilly in the streets by any mug with a match.
    Ex: And before some berk starts whittling on about anti-car lobbies, we should all be lobbying for less car use if we've got any interest whatsoever in the future.
    Ex: Steve knows that he is a 'showboat, a little bit of a prick,' but he also knows that it's too late for a man in his fifties to change.
    Ex: Cretin is a word derived from an 18th century Swiss-French word meaning Christian.
    Ex: The Wizard, played by Joel Grey, is a smooth-talking dumbbell who admits he is 'a corn-fed hick' and 'one of your dime-a-dozen mediocrities'.
    Ex: An army without culture is a dull-witted army, and a dull-witted army cannot defeat the enemy.
    Ex: This chapter is dedicated to the truly asinine rules -- ones which either defeat their own purpose altogether or are completely devoid of common sense.
    Ex: The court also heard the victim's brother accuse the defendant of physical abuse and of calling him a ' lemon and a retard'.
    Ex: If there is a stereo type for ditsy blondes she really has gone out of her way to fit it perfectly.
    Ex: But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.
    Ex: She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex: She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex: Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex: She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    Ex: Plus, no matter what she did to stop people from picking on her she always ended up being called a duffer.
    Ex: Schmuck entered English as a borrowed word from Yiddish, where it is an obscene term literally meaning a foreskin or head of a penis, and an insult.
    Ex: This team of schmoes is capable of anything.
    Ex: Justin, whilst clearly a nonce, is to be commended on instigating a high-profile campaign to free the hostages.
    Ex: States know better what their own citizens needs are than do the mokes in Washington.
    Ex: He started life as a twerp, then fairly quickly became a jerk and ended up an old sourpuss.
    Ex: For this reason, I will probably not vote in the London mayoral election at all and this doesn't make me a whinging negativist dweeb.
    Ex: Americans are such chumps, because we refuse to see what is going on right in front of our eyes.
    Ex: She has her own birdbrained way of thinking about things, but most of what she says is vaguely prophetic.
    Ex: I am thinking humans can be such birdbrains when it comes to communication.
    Ex: Every firearm hast its pros and cons and anyone who tells you otherwise is off their knocker.
    Ex: I find it fascinating how Bradley can be perfectly reasonable one moment, and off his rocker the next.
    Ex: And then we get nongs like Joe here who just cant help himself from being a dork.
    Ex: ' Moonstruck' has all the fun of movies about weddings: a reluctant groom, an overeager bride, and an emotionally distraught family.
    Ex: If she'd been my daughter in fact I'd never have let her go out with an obvious plonker like myself.
    * algo estúpido = no-brainer.
    * como un estúpido = stupidly.
    * hacerse el estúpido = dumb down, act + dumb.
    * lo suficientemente estúpido como para = dumb enough to.
    * rubia estúpida = dumb blonde.
    * ser estúpido = be off + Posesivo + rocker.
    * típica rubia estúpida = bimbo.
    * volverse estúpido = go off + Posesivo + rocker.

    * * *
    estúpido1 -da
    ‹persona› stupid; ‹argumento› stupid, silly
    ay, qué estúpida, me equivoqué oh, how stupid of me, I've done it wrong
    un gasto estúpido a stupid waste of money
    es estúpido que vayamos las dos it's silly o stupid for us both to go
    estúpido2 -da
    masculine, feminine
    idiot, fool
    el estúpido de mi hermano my stupid brother
    * * *

     

    estúpido
    ◊ -da adjetivo ‹ persona stupid;


    argumento stupid, silly;
    ¡ay, qué estúpida soy! oh, how stupid of me!

    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino
    idiot, fool
    estúpido,-a
    I adjetivo stupid
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino idiot

    ' estúpido' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    burra
    - burro
    - estúpida
    - animal
    - apendejarse
    - baboso
    - caballo
    - el
    - embromar
    - gafo
    - huevón
    - pendejo
    English:
    also
    - believe
    - bit
    - bonehead
    - bozo
    - damn
    - dopey
    - equally
    - foolish
    - goof
    - idiotic
    - mindless
    - obtuse
    - pretty
    - shame
    - soft
    - stupid
    - that
    - wonder
    - inane
    - jerk
    * * *
    estúpido, -a
    adj
    stupid;
    ¡qué estúpido soy! me he vuelto a olvidar what an idiot I am! I've gone and forgotten again;
    sería estúpido no reconocerlo it would be foolish not to admit it
    nm,f
    idiot;
    el estúpido de mi vecino my idiot of a neighbour
    * * *
    I adj stupid
    II m, estúpida f idiot
    * * *
    estúpido, -da adj
    : stupid
    estúpido, -da n
    idiota: idiot, fool
    * * *
    estúpido1 adj stupid [comp. stupider; superl. stupidest]
    estúpido2 n stupid person / idiot

    Spanish-English dictionary > estúpido

  • 9 frívolo

    adj.
    1 frivolous, featherbrained, light-minded, flighty.
    2 trivial, trifling.
    m.
    frivolous person, trifler.
    * * *
    1 frivolous
    * * *
    (f. - frívola)
    adj.
    * * *
    * * *
    - la adjetivo frivolous
    * * *
    = airy [airier -comp., airiest -sup.], frivolous, flighty [flightier -comp., flightiest -sup.], airheaded, airhead, dits, ditz, ditzy [ditzier -comp., ditziest -sup.], ditsy [ditsier -comp., ditsiest -sup.].
    Nota: También escrito ditzy.
    Ex. Cases keep discussion grounded on certain persistent facts that must be faced, and keep a realistic rein on airy flights of academic speculation.
    Ex. No distinction is drawn between the citation of a document for serious academic purposes, and the citation for frivolous reasons.
    Ex. 'Anyway, to make a long story short, Huish said he knows Lisa has been a little flighty at times'.
    Ex. She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    Ex. Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex. But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.
    Ex. She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex. She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex. If there is a stereo type for ditsy blondes she really has gone out of her way to fit it perfectly.
    * * *
    - la adjetivo frivolous
    * * *
    = airy [airier -comp., airiest -sup.], frivolous, flighty [flightier -comp., flightiest -sup.], airheaded, airhead, dits, ditz, ditzy [ditzier -comp., ditziest -sup.], ditsy [ditsier -comp., ditsiest -sup.].
    Nota: También escrito ditzy.

    Ex: Cases keep discussion grounded on certain persistent facts that must be faced, and keep a realistic rein on airy flights of academic speculation.

    Ex: No distinction is drawn between the citation of a document for serious academic purposes, and the citation for frivolous reasons.
    Ex: 'Anyway, to make a long story short, Huish said he knows Lisa has been a little flighty at times'.
    Ex: She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    Ex: Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex: But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.
    Ex: She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex: She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex: If there is a stereo type for ditsy blondes she really has gone out of her way to fit it perfectly.

    * * *
    (superficial) frivolous; (ligero) light-hearted, frivolous
    un comentario frívolo a flippant o frivolous remark
    * * *

    frívolo
    ◊ -la adjetivo

    frivolous
    frívolo,-a adjetivo frivolous

    ' frívolo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    frívola
    - salón
    - devaneo
    - superficial
    - vacío
    English:
    flighty
    - flippant
    - frivolous
    - idle
    * * *
    frívolo, -a adj
    1. [superficial] frivolous
    2. [despreocupado] flippant
    * * *
    adj frivolous
    * * *
    frívolo, -la adj
    : frivolous

    Spanish-English dictionary > frívolo

  • 10 idiota

    adj.
    1 stupid (tonto).
    2 mentally deficient (enfermo).
    3 idiot, foolish, dumb, silly.
    4 ament.
    f. & m.
    idiot.
    * * *
    1 MEDICINA idiotic
    2 familiar (tonto) stupid
    1 idiot
    \
    hacer el idiota (hacer payasadas) to be silly, fool about 2 (perder una oportunidad) to be stupid
    * * *
    1. noun mf. 2. adj.
    stupid, idiotic
    * * *
    1.
    ADJ idiotic, stupid
    2.
    SMF idiot

    ¡idiota! — you idiot!

    * * *
    I
    a) (fam) ( tonto) stupid, idiotic
    b) (Med) idiotic
    II
    masculino y femenino ( tonto) (fam) idiot, stupid fool (colloq); (Med) idiot
    * * *
    = idiot, fool, cretinous, arsehole [asshole, -USA], dimwit, dim-witted [dimwitted], brainless, twat, arse, mug, berk, prick, moron, cretin, dumbbell, asinine, lemon, airhead, airheaded, bonehead, duffer, drongo, schmuck, schmo, nonce, moke, twerp, dweeb, chump, birdbrained, birdbrain, dork, plonker.
    Ex. Dykstra, M., 'PRECIS: a primer', published in 1985, offers the long-awaited ' idiot's guide' to PRECIS indexing.
    Ex. A chapter each is devoted to the comic hero, comedian, humorist, rogue, trickster, clown, fool, underdog, and simpleton.
    Ex. It is already evident that he is a cretinous buffoon.
    Ex. Modern preppies try to be assholes, probably because they think it's cool, and never quite make it.
    Ex. The diplomats have been calling him a lucky dimwit ever since.
    Ex. From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex. From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex. I don't really care if he does like real ale, even if his arse was hung with diamonds he would still be a twat.
    Ex. In fact, there was little doubt in his mind that Nigel was an arse of the highest order.
    Ex. By this time, firecrackers and fireworks were being let off willy-nilly in the streets by any mug with a match.
    Ex. And before some berk starts whittling on about anti-car lobbies, we should all be lobbying for less car use if we've got any interest whatsoever in the future.
    Ex. Steve knows that he is a 'showboat, a little bit of a prick,' but he also knows that it's too late for a man in his fifties to change.
    Ex. This thesaurus contains a number of wretched, insensitive cross-references, like from Dumb to DEAF, and from Feeble minded, Imbecility, and morons to MENTALLY HANDICAPPED.
    Ex. Cretin is a word derived from an 18th century Swiss-French word meaning Christian.
    Ex. The Wizard, played by Joel Grey, is a smooth-talking dumbbell who admits he is 'a corn-fed hick' and 'one of your dime-a-dozen mediocrities'.
    Ex. This chapter is dedicated to the truly asinine rules -- ones which either defeat their own purpose altogether or are completely devoid of common sense.
    Ex. The court also heard the victim's brother accuse the defendant of physical abuse and of calling him a ' lemon and a retard'.
    Ex. Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex. She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    Ex. The article is entitled 'Field Research for Boneheads: From Naivete to Insight on the Green Tortoise'.
    Ex. Plus, no matter what she did to stop people from picking on her she always ended up being called a duffer.
    Ex. Now I know to you inteligent types this sounds a simple problem but to a drongo like me it is like quantum physics!!!.
    Ex. Schmuck entered English as a borrowed word from Yiddish, where it is an obscene term literally meaning a foreskin or head of a penis, and an insult.
    Ex. This team of schmoes is capable of anything.
    Ex. Justin, whilst clearly a nonce, is to be commended on instigating a high-profile campaign to free the hostages.
    Ex. States know better what their own citizens needs are than do the mokes in Washington.
    Ex. He started life as a twerp, then fairly quickly became a jerk and ended up an old sourpuss.
    Ex. For this reason, I will probably not vote in the London mayoral election at all and this doesn't make me a whinging negativist dweeb.
    Ex. Americans are such chumps, because we refuse to see what is going on right in front of our eyes.
    Ex. She has her own birdbrained way of thinking about things, but most of what she says is vaguely prophetic.
    Ex. I am thinking humans can be such birdbrains when it comes to communication.
    Ex. And then we get nongs like Joe here who just cant help himself from being a dork.
    Ex. If she'd been my daughter in fact I'd never have let her go out with an obvious plonker like myself.
    ----
    * como un idiota = stupidly.
    * idiota genio = idiot savant.
    * * *
    I
    a) (fam) ( tonto) stupid, idiotic
    b) (Med) idiotic
    II
    masculino y femenino ( tonto) (fam) idiot, stupid fool (colloq); (Med) idiot
    * * *
    = idiot, fool, cretinous, arsehole [asshole, -USA], dimwit, dim-witted [dimwitted], brainless, twat, arse, mug, berk, prick, moron, cretin, dumbbell, asinine, lemon, airhead, airheaded, bonehead, duffer, drongo, schmuck, schmo, nonce, moke, twerp, dweeb, chump, birdbrained, birdbrain, dork, plonker.

    Ex: Dykstra, M., 'PRECIS: a primer', published in 1985, offers the long-awaited ' idiot's guide' to PRECIS indexing.

    Ex: A chapter each is devoted to the comic hero, comedian, humorist, rogue, trickster, clown, fool, underdog, and simpleton.
    Ex: It is already evident that he is a cretinous buffoon.
    Ex: Modern preppies try to be assholes, probably because they think it's cool, and never quite make it.
    Ex: The diplomats have been calling him a lucky dimwit ever since.
    Ex: From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex: From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex: I don't really care if he does like real ale, even if his arse was hung with diamonds he would still be a twat.
    Ex: In fact, there was little doubt in his mind that Nigel was an arse of the highest order.
    Ex: By this time, firecrackers and fireworks were being let off willy-nilly in the streets by any mug with a match.
    Ex: And before some berk starts whittling on about anti-car lobbies, we should all be lobbying for less car use if we've got any interest whatsoever in the future.
    Ex: Steve knows that he is a 'showboat, a little bit of a prick,' but he also knows that it's too late for a man in his fifties to change.
    Ex: This thesaurus contains a number of wretched, insensitive cross-references, like from Dumb to DEAF, and from Feeble minded, Imbecility, and morons to MENTALLY HANDICAPPED.
    Ex: Cretin is a word derived from an 18th century Swiss-French word meaning Christian.
    Ex: The Wizard, played by Joel Grey, is a smooth-talking dumbbell who admits he is 'a corn-fed hick' and 'one of your dime-a-dozen mediocrities'.
    Ex: This chapter is dedicated to the truly asinine rules -- ones which either defeat their own purpose altogether or are completely devoid of common sense.
    Ex: The court also heard the victim's brother accuse the defendant of physical abuse and of calling him a ' lemon and a retard'.
    Ex: Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex: She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    Ex: The article is entitled 'Field Research for Boneheads: From Naivete to Insight on the Green Tortoise'.
    Ex: Plus, no matter what she did to stop people from picking on her she always ended up being called a duffer.
    Ex: Now I know to you inteligent types this sounds a simple problem but to a drongo like me it is like quantum physics!!!.
    Ex: Schmuck entered English as a borrowed word from Yiddish, where it is an obscene term literally meaning a foreskin or head of a penis, and an insult.
    Ex: This team of schmoes is capable of anything.
    Ex: Justin, whilst clearly a nonce, is to be commended on instigating a high-profile campaign to free the hostages.
    Ex: States know better what their own citizens needs are than do the mokes in Washington.
    Ex: He started life as a twerp, then fairly quickly became a jerk and ended up an old sourpuss.
    Ex: For this reason, I will probably not vote in the London mayoral election at all and this doesn't make me a whinging negativist dweeb.
    Ex: Americans are such chumps, because we refuse to see what is going on right in front of our eyes.
    Ex: She has her own birdbrained way of thinking about things, but most of what she says is vaguely prophetic.
    Ex: I am thinking humans can be such birdbrains when it comes to communication.
    Ex: And then we get nongs like Joe here who just cant help himself from being a dork.
    Ex: If she'd been my daughter in fact I'd never have let her go out with an obvious plonker like myself.
    * como un idiota = stupidly.
    * idiota genio = idiot savant.

    * * *
    1 ( fam) (tonto) stupid, idiotic
    me caí de la manera más idiota I had the most idiotic o stupid fall ( colloq)
    ¡no seas idiota! don't be so stupid!, don't be such an idiot!
    2 ( Med) idiotic
    1 ( fam) (tonto) idiot, stupid fool ( colloq)
    2 ( Med) idiot
    Compuesto:
    idealistic puppet o stooge
    * * *

    idiota adjetivo (fam) ( tonto) stupid, idiotic;
    ¡no seas idiota! don't be such an idiot!

    ■ sustantivo masculino y femenino ( tonto) (fam) idiot, stupid fool (colloq)
    idiota
    I adjetivo idiotic, stupid
    II mf idiot, fool

    ' idiota' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    tomar
    - trompo
    - verdadera
    - verdadero
    - pedazo
    - perdido
    English:
    bozo
    - fool
    - idiot
    - idiotic
    - knob
    - make out
    - meathead
    - moron
    - nerd
    - plonker
    - right
    - some
    - inane
    - mug
    * * *
    adj
    1. [tonto] stupid
    2. [enfermo] mentally deficient
    nmf
    1. [tonto] idiot
    2. [enfermo] idiot
    * * *
    I adj idiotic
    II m/f idiot
    * * *
    idiota adj
    : idiotic, stupid, foolish
    idiota nmf
    : idiot, foolish person
    * * *
    idiota1 adj stupid [comp. stupider; superl. stupidest]
    idiota2 n idiot

    Spanish-English dictionary > idiota

  • 11 necio

    adj.
    silly, ignorant, stupid, foolish.
    * * *
    1 stupid
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 imbecile, idiot
    * * *
    necio, -a
    1. ADJ
    1) (=tonto) foolish, stupid
    2) Méx (=terco) stubborn, pig-headed
    3) And (=displicente) peevish
    4) And, Caribe, Cono Sur (=quisquilloso) touchy, hypersensitive
    5) CAm [enfermedad] hard to shake off
    2.
    SM / F fool
    * * *
    - cia adjetivo
    1) ( tonto) stupid
    2) (AmC, Col, Ven fam) ( travieso) naughty
    * * *
    = moron, cretin, dull-witted, asinine, lemon, airhead, airheaded, bonehead, duffer, schmuck, schmo, moke, twerp, dweeb, chump, birdbrained, birdbrain, dork, plonker.
    Ex. This thesaurus contains a number of wretched, insensitive cross-references, like from Dumb to DEAF, and from Feeble minded, Imbecility, and morons to MENTALLY HANDICAPPED.
    Ex. Cretin is a word derived from an 18th century Swiss-French word meaning Christian.
    Ex. An army without culture is a dull-witted army, and a dull-witted army cannot defeat the enemy.
    Ex. This chapter is dedicated to the truly asinine rules -- ones which either defeat their own purpose altogether or are completely devoid of common sense.
    Ex. The court also heard the victim's brother accuse the defendant of physical abuse and of calling him a ' lemon and a retard'.
    Ex. Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex. She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    Ex. The article is entitled 'Field Research for Boneheads: From Naivete to Insight on the Green Tortoise'.
    Ex. Plus, no matter what she did to stop people from picking on her she always ended up being called a duffer.
    Ex. Schmuck entered English as a borrowed word from Yiddish, where it is an obscene term literally meaning a foreskin or head of a penis, and an insult.
    Ex. This team of schmoes is capable of anything.
    Ex. States know better what their own citizens needs are than do the mokes in Washington.
    Ex. He started life as a twerp, then fairly quickly became a jerk and ended up an old sourpuss.
    Ex. For this reason, I will probably not vote in the London mayoral election at all and this doesn't make me a whinging negativist dweeb.
    Ex. Americans are such chumps, because we refuse to see what is going on right in front of our eyes.
    Ex. She has her own birdbrained way of thinking about things, but most of what she says is vaguely prophetic.
    Ex. I am thinking humans can be such birdbrains when it comes to communication.
    Ex. And then we get nongs like Joe here who just cant help himself from being a dork.
    Ex. If she'd been my daughter in fact I'd never have let her go out with an obvious plonker like myself.
    ----
    * como un necio = stupidly.
    * * *
    - cia adjetivo
    1) ( tonto) stupid
    2) (AmC, Col, Ven fam) ( travieso) naughty
    * * *
    = moron, cretin, dull-witted, asinine, lemon, airhead, airheaded, bonehead, duffer, schmuck, schmo, moke, twerp, dweeb, chump, birdbrained, birdbrain, dork, plonker.

    Ex: This thesaurus contains a number of wretched, insensitive cross-references, like from Dumb to DEAF, and from Feeble minded, Imbecility, and morons to MENTALLY HANDICAPPED.

    Ex: Cretin is a word derived from an 18th century Swiss-French word meaning Christian.
    Ex: An army without culture is a dull-witted army, and a dull-witted army cannot defeat the enemy.
    Ex: This chapter is dedicated to the truly asinine rules -- ones which either defeat their own purpose altogether or are completely devoid of common sense.
    Ex: The court also heard the victim's brother accuse the defendant of physical abuse and of calling him a ' lemon and a retard'.
    Ex: Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex: She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    Ex: The article is entitled 'Field Research for Boneheads: From Naivete to Insight on the Green Tortoise'.
    Ex: Plus, no matter what she did to stop people from picking on her she always ended up being called a duffer.
    Ex: Schmuck entered English as a borrowed word from Yiddish, where it is an obscene term literally meaning a foreskin or head of a penis, and an insult.
    Ex: This team of schmoes is capable of anything.
    Ex: States know better what their own citizens needs are than do the mokes in Washington.
    Ex: He started life as a twerp, then fairly quickly became a jerk and ended up an old sourpuss.
    Ex: For this reason, I will probably not vote in the London mayoral election at all and this doesn't make me a whinging negativist dweeb.
    Ex: Americans are such chumps, because we refuse to see what is going on right in front of our eyes.
    Ex: She has her own birdbrained way of thinking about things, but most of what she says is vaguely prophetic.
    Ex: I am thinking humans can be such birdbrains when it comes to communication.
    Ex: And then we get nongs like Joe here who just cant help himself from being a dork.
    Ex: If she'd been my daughter in fact I'd never have let her go out with an obvious plonker like myself.
    * como un necio = stupidly.

    * * *
    A (tonto) stupid, brainless ( colloq)
    B ( RPl) (susceptible) touchy
    C (AmC, Col, Ven fam) (travieso) naughty
    masculine, feminine
    el necio es atrevido y el sabio comedido fools rush in where angels fear to tread
    B ( RPl) (persona susceptible) touchy person
    C (AmC, Col, Ven fam) (travieso) naughty boy ( o child etc)
    * * *

    necio
    ◊ - cia adjetivo


    b) (AmC, Col, Ven fam) ( travieso) naughty

    necio,-a
    I adjetivo stupid, fatuous
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino stupid fool: su hermano es un necio, his brother's an idiot
    ♦ Locuciones: a palabras necias, oídos sordos, turn a deaf ear to foolish comments
    ' necio' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    animal
    - burra
    - burro
    - necia
    - subnormal
    * * *
    necio, -a
    adj
    1. [tonto] stupid, foolish
    2. Am [terco] stubborn, pigheaded
    3. Méx [susceptible] touchy
    nm,f
    1. [tonto] idiot, fool
    2. Am [terco] stubborn o pigheaded person;
    es un necio he's really stubborn o pigheaded
    3. Méx [susceptible] touchy person;
    es un necio he's really touchy
    * * *
    I adj brainless
    II m, necia f fool, idiot
    * * *
    necio, - cia adj
    1) : foolish, silly, dumb
    2) fam : naughty
    necio, - cia n
    estúpido: fool, idiot

    Spanish-English dictionary > necio

  • 12 alfaque

    sustantivo masculino
    alfaque
    alfaque [al'fake]
    Sandbank femenino

    Diccionario Español-Alemán > alfaque

  • 13 Posesivo + intimidades

    = Posesivo + family jewels, Posesivo + privates
    Ex. His tunic was so short that he showed his family jewels.
    Ex. A Brit man had his privates torched, while on holiday in Crete, by a woman who accuses him of being a sex pest.
    * * *
    = Posesivo + family jewels, Posesivo + privates

    Ex: His tunic was so short that he showed his family jewels.

    Ex: A Brit man had his privates torched, while on holiday in Crete, by a woman who accuses him of being a sex pest.

    Spanish-English dictionary > Posesivo + intimidades

  • 14 Posesivo + partes

    = Posesivo + family jewels, Posesivo + privates
    Ex. His tunic was so short that he showed his family jewels.
    Ex. A Brit man had his privates torched, while on holiday in Crete, by a woman who accuses him of being a sex pest.
    * * *
    = Posesivo + family jewels, Posesivo + privates

    Ex: His tunic was so short that he showed his family jewels.

    Ex: A Brit man had his privates torched, while on holiday in Crete, by a woman who accuses him of being a sex pest.

    Spanish-English dictionary > Posesivo + partes

  • 15 Posesivo + partes privadas

    = Posesivo + crown jewels, Posesivo + family jewels, Posesivo + privates
    Ex. He was unconcious and drunk as a newt but still with enough presence of mind to protect his crown jewels.
    Ex. His tunic was so short that he showed his family jewels.
    Ex. A Brit man had his privates torched, while on holiday in Crete, by a woman who accuses him of being a sex pest.
    * * *
    = Posesivo + crown jewels, Posesivo + family jewels, Posesivo + privates

    Ex: He was unconcious and drunk as a newt but still with enough presence of mind to protect his crown jewels.

    Ex: His tunic was so short that he showed his family jewels.
    Ex: A Brit man had his privates torched, while on holiday in Crete, by a woman who accuses him of being a sex pest.

    Spanish-English dictionary > Posesivo + partes privadas

  • 16 Posesivo + partes íntimas

    = Posesivo + privates, Posesivo + family jewels
    Ex. A Brit man had his privates torched, while on holiday in Crete, by a woman who accuses him of being a sex pest.
    Ex. His tunic was so short that he showed his family jewels.
    * * *
    = Posesivo + privates, Posesivo + family jewels

    Ex: A Brit man had his privates torched, while on holiday in Crete, by a woman who accuses him of being a sex pest.

    Ex: His tunic was so short that he showed his family jewels.

    Spanish-English dictionary > Posesivo + partes íntimas

  • 17 aderezo

    m.
    2 adornment (adorno).
    3 ornament, adornment, garnishment, garnish.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: aderezar.
    * * *
    1 (condimento) seasoning; (de ensalada) dressing
    2 (preparación) preparation, disposition
    3 (joyas) set of jewellery
    4 (arreos) harness, trappings plural
    * * *
    SM
    1) (=preparación) preparation; (=adorno) decoration
    2) (Culin) (=aliño) seasoning, dressing; (Cos) adornment; (=reparación) repair
    3) (=joyas) set of jewels
    * * *
    a) ( de guiso) seasoning; ( de ensalada) dressing
    b) ( de pieles) curing
    c) ( joyas) matching set of jewelry*
    * * *
    = topping, condiment, flavouring, seasoning.
    Ex. Let guests decorate their sundaes with toppings of their choice.
    Ex. Appendixes to this section include lists of common foods and condiments, and illustrations for use in nutrition education activities.
    Ex. Black pudding, as made in the UK, is a blend of onions, pork fat, oatmeal, flavourings -- and blood (usually from a pig).
    Ex. These spices are used mostly for the treatment of gastrointestinal and respiratory disorders and as seasoning.
    ----
    * aderezo de untar = rub.
    * aderezo para la ensalada = salad dressing.
    * * *
    a) ( de guiso) seasoning; ( de ensalada) dressing
    b) ( de pieles) curing
    c) ( joyas) matching set of jewelry*
    * * *
    = topping, condiment, flavouring, seasoning.

    Ex: Let guests decorate their sundaes with toppings of their choice.

    Ex: Appendixes to this section include lists of common foods and condiments, and illustrations for use in nutrition education activities.
    Ex: Black pudding, as made in the UK, is a blend of onions, pork fat, oatmeal, flavourings -- and blood (usually from a pig).
    Ex: These spices are used mostly for the treatment of gastrointestinal and respiratory disorders and as seasoning.
    * aderezo de untar = rub.
    * aderezo para la ensalada = salad dressing.

    * * *
    1 (de un guiso) seasoning; (de una ensalada) dressing
    2 (de pieles) curing, pickling
    3 (joyas) (matching set of) jewelry*
    * * *

    Del verbo aderezar: ( conjugate aderezar)

    aderezo es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    aderezó es:

    3ª persona singular (él/ella/usted) pretérito indicativo

    Multiple Entries:
    aderezar    
    aderezo
    aderezar ( conjugate aderezar) verbo transitivo guiso to season;
    ensalada to dress
    aderezo sustantivo masculino ( de guiso) seasoning;
    ( de ensalada) dressing
    aderezar verbo transitivo
    1 Culin (condimentar una comida) to season
    (salpimentar una ensalada) to dress
    2 (amenizar) to liven up
    aderezo m (de comida) seasoning
    (de ensalada) dressing
    ' aderezo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    sazón
    English:
    flavoring
    - flavouring
    - seasoning
    - dressing
    - French
    - garnish
    * * *
    1. [aliño] [de ensalada] dressing;
    [de comida] seasoning
    2. [adorno] adornment
    * * *
    m GASTR con especias seasoning; para ensalada dressing
    * * *
    1) : dressing, seasoning
    2) : adornment, embellishment

    Spanish-English dictionary > aderezo

  • 18 alcance

    m.
    1 range.
    de corto/largo alcance short-/long-range
    2 scope, extent.
    de alcance important
    3 reach, range, scope, extent.
    pres.subj.
    3rd person singular (él/ella/ello) Present Subjunctive of Spanish verb: alcanzar.
    * * *
    1 reach, grasp
    2 (de arma) range
    3 (trascendencia) scope, importance
    4 (inteligencia) intelligence
    * * *
    noun m.
    1) reach, scope
    * * *
    SM
    1) (=posibilidad de acceso) [de brazo, persona] reach; [de pensamiento] scope

    al alcance de algn — available to sb

    no tenía el dinero a su alcance — he didn't have access to the money, he didn't have the money available

    estar al alcance de algn — to be within sb's reach

    estar fuera del alcance de algn — (=alejado, imposible) to be out of sb's reach, be beyond sb's reach; (=incomprensible) to be over sb's head; (=caro) to be beyond sb's means

    al alcance de la mano — at hand, within arm's reach

    al alcance del oídowithin earshot

    poner algo al alcance de algn — to make sth available to sb

    al alcance de la vistawithin sight

    al alcance de la vozwithin call

    2) (=distancia) (Mil) range

    al alcance — within range

    de corto alcance — [arma, misil] short-range antes de s ; [objetivo, proyecto] short-term antes de s

    de gran o largo alcance — [faros] full beam antes de s, high beam antes de s (EEUU); [arma, misil, micrófono] long-range antes de s ; [vuelo] long haul antes de s ; [efecto, repercusiones] far-reaching

    de medio o mediano alcance — [arma, misil] medium-range

    buzón 1)
    3) (=importancia) [de problema] extent; [de noticia, suceso] importance, significance
    4) (=persecución) pursuit

    andar o ir a los alcances de algn — to press close on sb

    dar alcance a algn — (=capturar) to capture sb; (=llegar a la altura) to catch up with sb

    andar o ir en los alcances a algn — to spy on sb

    seguir el alcance a algn — (Mil) to pursue sb

    5) (Econ) adverse balance, deficit
    6) (Tip) stop-press, stop-press news
    7) pl alcances
    a) (=inteligencia) grasp sing

    de cortos o pocos alcances — not very bright

    es hombre de cortos alcances — he's not a very intelligent man, he's not too bright

    b) CAm (=calumnias) calumnies, malicious accusations

    hacer un alcance — to clear sth up, clarify sth

    alcance de nombres, no es su padre, es solo un alcance de nombres — he's not his father, it just happens that their names coincide

    * * *
    1)
    a) ( de persona) reach
    b) (de arma, emisora) range

    misiles de corto/largo alcance — short-range/long-range missiles

    c) (de ley, proyecto) scope; (de declaración, noticia) implications

    hacer un alcance — (Chi) to add/clarify something

    2) (Fin) deficit
    * * *
    = coverage, extent, grasp, reach, scope, sweep, compass.
    Ex. AACR1 is a weighty code, not because it contains extensive enumeration, but rather because of its comprehensive coverage.
    Ex. The extent of searchable elements will vary from one data base to another.
    Ex. When an item is in its grasp, it snaps instantly to the next that is suggested by the association of thoughts, in accordance with some intricate web of trails carried by the cells of the brain.
    Ex. The cord which trips its shutter may reach down a man's sleeve within easy reach of his fingers.
    Ex. Subject field definition arises from the scope of the information service or system that the indexing language is expected to serve.
    Ex. The grand design is visible in the sweep of development from baked clay tablets to computerized typesetting.
    Ex. All truth is contained in the compass of your mind.
    ----
    * al alcance = within reach, within easy reach, within sight, within gunshot, within range.
    * al alcance de cualquiera = within anyone's reach, within anybody's reach.
    * al alcance de la mano = within arm's reach, within easy reach.
    * al alcance del oído = within earshot of.
    * al alcance de todos = within everybody's reach, within everyone's reach, accessible to everyone, accessible to everybody.
    * alcance amplio = broad scope.
    * alcance temático = subject scope.
    * ampliar el alcance de = extend + the reach of.
    * a + Posesivo + alcance = in the ballpark for + Pronombre, in + Posesivo + ballpark range.
    * caer fuera del alcance de = fall outside + the scope of.
    * calidad y alcance de, la = quality and extent of, the.
    * colocar fuera de alcance = place + out of reach.
    * con todos los medios a + Posesivo + alcance = with all the means at + Posesivo + disposal.
    * de alcance estatal = nationwide [nation-wide].
    * de alcance nacional = nationwide [nation-wide].
    * de amplio alcance = broad in scope.
    * de fácil alcance para = within easy reach of.
    * de largo alcance = far-reaching, far-ranging.
    * el alcance = comprehensiveness.
    * estar al alcance de la mano = be at hand.
    * estar fuera del alcance = lie outside + the scope of.
    * estudio de alcance = scoping study.
    * facilidad de alcance = reachability.
    * fuera de alcance = beyond reach, out of range.
    * fuera del alcance = out of reach.
    * fuera del alcance de = beyond the scope of.
    * fuera del alcance de las posibilidades de Alguien = beyond + Posesivo + powers.
    * fuera del alcance del oído = out of earshot.
    * nota de alcance = scope note (SN).
    * objetivo y alcance = purpose and scope.
    * poner al alcance = bring within + reach.
    * poner Algo al alcance = put + Nombre + within reach.
    * tener al alcance = have at + Posesivo + touch.
    * tener Algo al alcance = have + Nombre + at + Posesivo + fingertips.
    * WAN (red de gran alcance) = WAN (wide area network).
    * * *
    1)
    a) ( de persona) reach
    b) (de arma, emisora) range

    misiles de corto/largo alcance — short-range/long-range missiles

    c) (de ley, proyecto) scope; (de declaración, noticia) implications

    hacer un alcance — (Chi) to add/clarify something

    2) (Fin) deficit
    * * *
    = coverage, extent, grasp, reach, scope, sweep, compass.

    Ex: AACR1 is a weighty code, not because it contains extensive enumeration, but rather because of its comprehensive coverage.

    Ex: The extent of searchable elements will vary from one data base to another.
    Ex: When an item is in its grasp, it snaps instantly to the next that is suggested by the association of thoughts, in accordance with some intricate web of trails carried by the cells of the brain.
    Ex: The cord which trips its shutter may reach down a man's sleeve within easy reach of his fingers.
    Ex: Subject field definition arises from the scope of the information service or system that the indexing language is expected to serve.
    Ex: The grand design is visible in the sweep of development from baked clay tablets to computerized typesetting.
    Ex: All truth is contained in the compass of your mind.
    * al alcance = within reach, within easy reach, within sight, within gunshot, within range.
    * al alcance de = available at the fingertips of.
    * al alcance de cualquiera = within anyone's reach, within anybody's reach.
    * al alcance de la mano = within arm's reach, within easy reach.
    * al alcance del oído = within earshot of.
    * al alcance de todos = within everybody's reach, within everyone's reach, accessible to everyone, accessible to everybody.
    * alcance amplio = broad scope.
    * alcance temático = subject scope.
    * ampliar el alcance de = extend + the reach of.
    * a + Posesivo + alcance = in the ballpark for + Pronombre, in + Posesivo + ballpark range.
    * caer fuera del alcance de = fall outside + the scope of.
    * calidad y alcance de, la = quality and extent of, the.
    * colocar fuera de alcance = place + out of reach.
    * con todos los medios a + Posesivo + alcance = with all the means at + Posesivo + disposal.
    * de alcance estatal = nationwide [nation-wide].
    * de alcance nacional = nationwide [nation-wide].
    * de amplio alcance = broad in scope.
    * de fácil alcance para = within easy reach of.
    * de largo alcance = far-reaching, far-ranging.
    * el alcance = comprehensiveness.
    * estar al alcance de la mano = be at hand.
    * estar fuera del alcance = lie outside + the scope of.
    * estudio de alcance = scoping study.
    * facilidad de alcance = reachability.
    * fuera de alcance = beyond reach, out of range.
    * fuera del alcance = out of reach.
    * fuera del alcance de = beyond the scope of.
    * fuera del alcance de las posibilidades de Alguien = beyond + Posesivo + powers.
    * fuera del alcance del oído = out of earshot.
    * nota de alcance = scope note (SN).
    * objetivo y alcance = purpose and scope.
    * poner al alcance = bring within + reach.
    * poner Algo al alcance = put + Nombre + within reach.
    * tener al alcance = have at + Posesivo + touch.
    * tener Algo al alcance = have + Nombre + at + Posesivo + fingertips.
    * WAN (red de gran alcance) = WAN (wide area network).

    * * *
    A
    un pugilista menos alto pero de mayor alcance a boxer who is shorter but has a longer reach
    [ S ] mantenga los medicamentos fuera del alcance de los niños keep all medicines out of reach of children
    está totalmente fuera de mi alcance it is completely beyond my means
    2 (de un arma, una emisora) range
    misiles de corto/largo alcance short-range/long-range missiles
    3
    (ámbito): el alcance de una ley the scope of a law
    todavía no sabemos el alcance que puedan tener sus declaraciones as yet we do not know the full implications of his statement
    una política educativa de largo alcance a far-reaching education policy
    4 ( en locs):
    al alcance de within reach of
    se trata de poner la cultura al alcance de todos the idea is to bring culture within everybody's reach o to make culture accessible to everyone
    un país en el que tener televisión no está al alcance de cualquiera a country where owning a television is not within everyone's reach
    tarifas al alcance de su presupuesto prices to suit your pocket
    eso no está a mi alcance that's not in my power
    es un lujo que no está a mi alcance it's a luxury I can't afford
    tiene a su alcance los mejores medios para la investigación he has the best research facilities available to him
    estos conceptos no están al alcance de nuestra inteligencia these concepts are unintelligible to us o are beyond our grasp
    cuando la Estatua de la Libertad estuvo al alcance de la vista when the Statue of Liberty was visible/came into view
    al alcance de la mano (literal) at hand; (fácil de conseguir) within reach, within one's grasp
    hacer un alcance ( Chi); to add/clarify sth
    Compuesto:
    ( Chi): hubo una confusión por un alcance de nombres there was a mix-up because their names were the same
    B ( Fin) deficit
    * * *

     

    Del verbo alcanzar: ( conjugate alcanzar)

    alcancé es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) pretérito indicativo

    alcance es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente subjuntivo

    3ª persona singular (él/ella/usted) presente subjuntivo

    3ª persona singular (él/ella/usted) imperativo

    Multiple Entries:
    alcance    
    alcanzar
    alcance sustantivo masculino


    está fuera de mi alcance it is beyond my means
    b) (de arma, emisora) range;


    c) (de ley, proyecto) scope;

    (de declaración, noticia) implications (pl)
    d) ( en locs)


    precios al alcance de su bolsillo prices to suit your pocket;
    un lujo que no está a mi alcance a luxury I can't afford
    alcanzar ( conjugate alcanzar) verbo transitivo
    1
    a) persona› ( llegar a la altura de) to catch up with, to catch … up (BrE);

    (pillar, agarrar) to catch;

    ¡a que no me alcanzas! I bet you can't catch me! (colloq)
    b) (en tarea, estatura) to catch up with

    2 ( llegar a) ‹ lugar to reach, get to;
    temperatura/nivel/edad to reach;

    estos árboles alcanzan una gran altura these trees can reach o grow to a great height;
    alcance la mayoría de edad to come of age
    3 (conseguir, obtener) ‹objetivo/éxito to achieve;
    acuerdo to reach
    4 (acercar, pasar) alcancele algo a algn to pass sb sth, to pass sth to sb
    verbo intransitivo
    1 ( llegar con la mano) to reach;

    alcance a hacer algo to manage to do sth
    2 ( ser suficiente) [comida/provisones] to be enough;

    alcance sustantivo masculino
    1 reach: deja eso al alcance de mi vista, put that where I can see it
    mantenga los medicamentos fuera del alcance de los niños, keep medicines out of the reach of children
    2 fig (posibilidades) scope: el ascenso está fuera de tu alcance, promotion is impossible for you
    3 (de una noticia) importance
    ♦ Locuciones: dar alcance, to catch up [a, with]
    alcanzar
    I verbo transitivo
    1 to reach
    2 (coger a una persona) to catch up with
    3 (llegar hasta una cantidad) to be up to: su biblioteca alcanza los tres mil ejemplares, his library is up to three thousand volumes
    4 (acercar algo) to pass: alcánzame una silla, pass me a chair
    5 (lograr) to attain, achieve
    II vi (ser suficiente) to be sufficient: ese dinero no alcanza para un piso, this money isn't enough to buy a flat
    ' alcance' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    combatir
    - eco
    - fuera
    - proyección
    - alcanzar
    - ámbito
    - dimensión
    - milagro
    - trascendental
    English:
    ambit
    - extensive
    - far-reaching
    - grasp
    - hand
    - long-range
    - out of
    - range
    - reach
    - scope
    - short-range
    - sight
    - wide-ranging
    - extent
    - far
    - long
    - sweep
    - wide
    * * *
    1. [de arma, misil, emisora] range;
    de corto/largo alcance short-/long-range;
    una colisión por alcance [por detrás] a rear-end collision;
    [angular] a side-on collision
    2. [de persona]
    a mi alcance within my reach;
    utilizaron todos los medios a su alcance they used every means at their disposal;
    al alcance de mi bolsillo within my means;
    este restaurante sólo está al alcance de los más pudientes only the very wealthy can afford to eat at this restaurant;
    esta tarea no está al alcance de sus posibilidades he's not up to this task, this task is beyond his capabilities;
    la cuerda estaba casi al alcance de la mano the rope was almost within arm's reach;
    tuvo la victoria al alcance de la mano she was within sight of victory, she had victory within her grasp;
    al alcance de la vista within sight;
    el castillo queda fuera del alcance de nuestra vista we can't see the castle from here;
    dar alcance a alguien to catch up with sb;
    el pelotón dio alcance al ciclista escapado the bunch caught (up with) the cyclist who had broken away from them;
    fuera del alcance de beyond the reach of;
    guardar fuera del alcance de los niños [en etiqueta] keep out of reach of o away from children
    3. [de reformas, medidas] scope, extent;
    todavía no se han dado cuenta del alcance del fallo judicial the full implications of the verdict have still not become clear to them;
    un cambio de alcance universal a change that affects everybody;
    de alcance important
    4.
    una noticia de alcance [de última hora] a piece of news that has just come in
    5. [inteligencia]
    una persona de pocos alcances a slow o dim-witted person
    6. Chile [resto]
    este mes se quedó con un alcance he had a bit left over this month
    7. Chile [comentario] clarification;
    estoy de acuerdo, pero debo hacerle un alcance I agree, but I must make one thing clear
    * * *
    m
    1 reach;
    al alcance de la mano within reach;
    poner algo al alcance de alguien put sth within s.o.’s reach;
    dar alcance a alguien catch up with s.o.;
    al alcance de la vista visible, in view;
    ¿está al alcance de tu bolsillo? can you afford it?
    2 de arma etc range;
    de largo alcance long-range
    3 de medida scope
    4 de tragedia extent, scale
    5 fig
    :
    un hombre de mucho alcance a talented o gifted man;
    de pocos alcances fam untalented
    * * *
    1) : reach
    2) : range, scope
    * * *
    1. (en general) reach
    2. (de un arma, emisora, etc) range
    3. (importancia) importance

    Spanish-English dictionary > alcance

  • 19 algarrobo

    m.
    carob tree.
    * * *
    1 carob tree
    * * *
    SM carob tree, locust tree
    * * *
    masculino carob (tree)
    * * *
    = locust tree, Judas tree, redbud, carob tree.
    Ex. Locust trees are planted near hives so the bees can get nectar from the flowers and make honey.
    Ex. The square is surrounded by banana trees, holm-oak, and Judas trees, and in the middle there are two table tennis tables and a basketball net.
    Ex. The azaleas are popping, the redbuds are in their finest attire, and the dogwoods are lacy jewels at the edge of the wood.
    Ex. Carob trees in heavily watered parkway strips are also a hazard.
    * * *
    masculino carob (tree)
    * * *
    = locust tree, Judas tree, redbud, carob tree.

    Ex: Locust trees are planted near hives so the bees can get nectar from the flowers and make honey.

    Ex: The square is surrounded by banana trees, holm-oak, and Judas trees, and in the middle there are two table tennis tables and a basketball net.
    Ex: The azaleas are popping, the redbuds are in their finest attire, and the dogwoods are lacy jewels at the edge of the wood.
    Ex: Carob trees in heavily watered parkway strips are also a hazard.

    * * *
    carob, carob tree
    * * *

    algarrobo sustantivo masculino
    carob (tree)
    * * *
    carob o locust tree
    * * *
    m BOT carob, carob tree

    Spanish-English dictionary > algarrobo

  • 20 alhaja

    f.
    1 jewel (jewel).
    ¡menuda alhaja! (Irónico) he's a right one!
    2 real gem.
    pres.indicat.
    3rd person singular (él/ella/ello) present indicative of spanish verb: alhajar.
    imperat.
    2nd person singular (tú) Imperative of Spanish verb: alhajar.
    * * *
    1 jewel, gem
    2 figurado (cosa, persona) gem, treasure
    ¡buena/menuda alhaja está hecho! he's a fine one!
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=joya) jewel, gem; (=objeto precioso) precious object, treasure; (=mueble) fine piece (of furniture)
    2) (=persona) treasure, gem

    ¡buena alhaja! — iró she's a fine one!

    * * *
    a) ( joya) piece of jewelry*
    b) ( persona) gem, treasure
    * * *
    ----
    * alhajas = jewellery [jewelry, -USA].
    * * *
    a) ( joya) piece of jewelry*
    b) ( persona) gem, treasure
    * * *
    * alhajas = jewellery [jewelry, -USA].
    * * *
    1 (joya, objeto valioso) piece of jewelry*
    iba cargada de alhajas she was laden with jewels o jewelry
    2 (persona) gem, treasure
    * * *

    alhaja sustantivo femenino
    a) ( joya) piece of jewelry( conjugate jewelry)


    alhaja sustantivo femenino
    1 jewel
    2 (persona maravillosa) gem, treasure
    3 irón (persona con muchos defectos) ¡vaya una alhaja de hija que tiene!, a fine daughter she's got!
    ' alhaja' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    bagatela
    - baratija
    - chuchería
    - collar
    - joya
    - poner
    - quitar
    English:
    jewel
    - gem
    * * *
    alhaja nf
    1. [joya] jewel;
    [objeto de valor] treasure
    2. [persona] gem, treasure;
    Irónico
    ¡menuda alhaja! he's a right one!
    * * *
    f piece of jewelry o Br
    jewellery; fig
    gem;
    alhajas jewelry sg ;
    ¡buena alhaja! fam he’s/she’s a real so-and-so! fam
    * * *
    alhaja nf
    : jewel, gem

    Spanish-English dictionary > alhaja

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