There are 2 translations of broken in Spanish:

broken1

Pronunciation: /ˈbrəʊkən/
  • past pbreak1

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The variety of catalán spoken in the Balearic Islands is called mallorquín. Some people regard it as a separate language from Catalan, which enjoys official status, but it is not officially recognized as such.

There are 2 translations of broken in Spanish:

broken2

adj

  • 1 1.1 (smashed, damaged) [window/vase/chair] roto; [bone] roto, quebrado (Latin America/América Latina) broken glass vidrios (masculine plural) or (especially Spain/especialmente España) cristales (masculine plural) rotos she's got a broken arm tiene un brazo roto are you OK? — yes, no broken bones ¿estás bien? — sí, no me he roto ningún hueso do not apply to broken skin no aplicar si hay cortes, rasguños etc
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    • There's no quick or easy way to clean up a broken bottle of maple syrup.
    • Everyone survived but the poor girl has her arm broken and several stitches.
    • Last month's dispatches from the olive groves report internationals with broken ribs, broken arms and other injuries.
    1.2 (not working) [toy] roto; [clock] roto, descompuesto (Latin America/América Latina)
  • 2 (emotionally) [voice] quebrado, entrecortado she died of a broken heart murió de pena he's a broken man está destrozado or deshecho
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    • Johnny Bonner is one of the broken people of the world but he's kept alive by being part of a river of song, and he needs to share it.
    • But he then appeared quite a broken person as he was led away, didn't say any further words.
    • Mary was one of those broken people, a life thwarted from what it could be.
  • 3 3.1 [marriage] deshecho a broken home un hogar deshecho 3.2 (not fulfilled) [promise/contract] roto; [trust] defraudado
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    • Also, Frank's broken relationship with Brenda leaves something to be desired in the way of resolution.
    • Maggie is fleeing a broken relationship when she encounters a teenage girl on the train.
    • A broken relationship with a boyfriend dealt a serious blow to her confidence and again was made out to be a major catastrophe.
  • 4 4.1 (interrupted, patchy) she'd only had a few hours' broken sleep había dormido poco y mal, despertándose cada dos por tres there will be periods of broken sunshine habrá intervalos soleados a broken line una línea discontinua 4.2 (irregular, rough) [ground] accidentado; [coastline] recortado, irregular
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    • Witness Mr Fogarty an engineer agreed with this, stating that it was not a good place to overtake and that the broken white line was misleading.
    • What is the point of painting double parallel, barred white lines down the middle of the road, when a single broken white line has told us for years where the middle of the road is?
    • If the area is bordered by a broken white line, you should not enter the area unless it is necessary and you can see that it is safe to do so.
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    • Through a slick sheen of soft rain the broken surfaces of the pavement spread out before me.
    • Three hours later, we finally shake the sand off our boots onto the broken, rocky surface of Ice Valley.
    • Comfort for passengers was good at all times, even on the most broken surfaces, though the ride often feels quite firm.
  • 5 (imperfect) in broken English en inglés chapurreado

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Word of the day moto
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motorcycle …
Cultural fact of the day

The variety of catalán spoken in the Balearic Islands is called mallorquín. Some people regard it as a separate language from Catalan, which enjoys official status, but it is not officially recognized as such.