Translation of cheap in Spanish:
adjective -er, -est
- 1 1.1 (inexpensive)(goods/labor)
barato(fare/ticket) (British English)cheap money
de precio reducidodinero (masculine) barato or a bajo interésdirt cheapbaratísimotirado [colloquial]regalado [colloquial]it's cheap at the pricea ese precio es baratocheap at half the price
a ese precio resulta económicocasi nada [ironic]cheap and cheerfulbonito y baratoon the cheapI bought/sold/got it on the cheaplo compré/vendí/conseguí barato or a bajo precioshe travels/lives on the cheapviaja/vive con poco dineroviaja/vive a lo barato [colloquial]Example sentences1.2 (shoddy)
- 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.
de baratillo(mechanic/electrician) (American English)cheap and nasty
- 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(liar/crook)to make oneself cheap
Example sentences2.2 (worthless)
- 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.
(flattery/promises)words are cheap
- 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.
fáciles fácil hablarthey hold life cheaptienen en poco la vida2.3 (stingy) (American English) [colloquial]agarrado [colloquial]apretado [colloquial]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 -er, -est
- to buy/sell/get something cheapcomprar/vender/conseguir algo baratothe house was going cheapla casa se vendía baratasuccess doesn't come cheapel éxito cuesta caroExample sentences
- Ah - there's an idea… pork joints going cheap for Christmas anyone?
- Gary spotted electric trimmers going cheap and brought them home, so both he and Lewis ended up with really short cuts.
- However, at just under €400,000 before tax and transport costs, it could be a while before you see any going cheap.
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