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cheap

Pronunciation: /tʃiːp/

Translation of cheap in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo (-er, -est)

  • 1 1.1 (inexpensive) [goods/labor] barato; [fare/ticket] (British English/inglés británico) económico, de precio reducido cheap money dinero (masculine) barato or a bajo interés dirt cheap baratísimo, tirado [colloquial/familiar], regalado [colloquial/familiar] it's cheap at the price a ese precio es barato, a ese precio resulta económico cheap at half the price casi nada [irónico] cheap and cheerful bonito y barato on the cheap I bought/sold/got it on the cheap lo compré/vendí/conseguí barato or a bajo precio she travels/lives on the cheap viaja/vive con poco dinero or [colloquial/familiar] a lo barato 1.2 (shoddy) [merchandise/jewelry] ordinario, de baratillo; [mechanic/electrician] (American English/inglés norteamericano) chapucero cheap and nasty ordinario
    Example sentences
    • There is a huge difference between an online bookmaker and a firm who offer services in cheap flights, car hire and internet cafés.
    • That could, in turn, cause prices of oil to slump to the detriment of the Saudi economy and its ability to provide cheap public services.
    • I've read most of it so can strongly recommend books like this that detail the places to visit, cost and includes tips on where to go for great service and a cheap deal.
    Example sentences
    • Some coffee shops and cheap restaurants were open, and even the city's double-decker public buses were moving in very light traffic.
    • It's not a cheap restaurant, and nor does it need to be.
    • Its restaurants were good and cheap and its pubs overpopulated.
    Example sentences
    • We may well be starting to develop a taste for better coffee, but only 30 per cent of the beans we import are quality arabica, the rest being cheap, inferior robusta.
    • In addition, cheap, inferior food which floods into this country from abroad undercuts quality home produce and increases the downward pressure on farm gate prices.
    • That is, that it's providing cheap labor instead of quality, but more expensive labor.
  • 2 2.1 (vulgar, contemptible) [joke/gimmick] de mal gusto; [trick/gibe/tactics] bajo, rastrero; [liar/crook] vil to make oneself cheap rebjarse, degradarse 2.2 (worthless) [flattery/promises] fácil words are cheap es fácil hablar they hold life cheap tienen en poco la vida
    Example sentences
    • Finally he did achieve a cheap tabloid immortality, but this CD won't raise his status.
    • The cheap thrills aren't worth the self-inflicted lobotomy one must perform to enjoy them.
    • It hurts, but now I just remind myself that they don't know anything about me, and that I am worth more than their cheap laughs.
    Example sentences
    • She deserves and should expect nothing but ridicule for this newest cheap trick.
    • How are we supposed to teach our kids about sportsmanship and fair play if this coach constantly gets away with his cheap tricks and abusive behavior?
    • There is something strangely mesmerising about a snake-charmer's snake but, at the end of the day, you realise it is just another cheap trick.
    2.3 (stingy) (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar], agarrado [colloquial/familiar], apretado [colloquial/familiar]
    Example sentences
    • The answer is they are greedy and cheap, just like the executives of the supermarket.
    • He is nothing but a cheap penny-pincher who has gone out of his way to alienate himself from Chicago fans.
    • I've got an etiquette question because I can't decide if I'm being cheap and greedy or thoroughly modern.

adverb/adverbio (-er, -est)

  • barato to buy/sell/get sth cheap comprar/vender/conseguir* algo barato the house was going cheap la casa se vendía barata success doesn't come cheap el éxito cuesta caro

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