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dirty

Pronunciation: /ˈdɜːrti; ˈdɜːti/

Translation of dirty in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo (-tier, -tiest)

  • 1 1.1 (soiled) sucio; (stained) manchado my hands are dirty tengo las manos sucias a dirty mark una mancha to get dirty ensuciarse the floor is dirty el suelo está sucio the kitchen was disgustingly dirty la cocina estaba sucísima or hecha un asco he has very dirty habits es muy sucio, es muy guarro (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar] don't touch that, it's dirty no toques eso, que está sucio, no toques eso ¡caca! [colloquial/familiar] to get one's hands dirty ensuciarse or mancharse las manos 1.2 (inclement) [colloquial/familiar] [weather/night] asqueroso [colloquial/familiar], de perros [colloquial/familiar]
  • 2 2.1 (obscene) [story/book] cochino [colloquial/familiar], guarro (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar]; [leer/grin] lascivo; [joke] verde or (Mexico/México) colorado; [magazine] porno (invariable adjective/adjetivo invariable) to have a dirty mind tener* una mente de cloaca you've got a really dirty laugh! te ríes como un viejo verde 2.2 (shameful) [job/work] sucio; [secret] vergonzoso to do sb's dirty work hacerle* el trabajo sucio a algn 2.3 (despicable) [colloquial/familiar] he's a dirty bastard [vulgar] es un hijo de puta [vulgar] he played a dirty trick on me me jugó una mala pasada, me hizo una jugarreta, me hizo una guarrada (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar] to do the dirty on sb (British English/inglés británico) jugarle* una mala pasada a algn it's a dirty shame (American English/inglés norteamericano) ¡qué mala pata! [colloquial/familiar] 2.4 (unfair) [tactics] sucio he's a dirty player juega sucio
  • 3 (angry, accusing) a dirty look una mirada asesina

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (dirties, dirtying, dirtied)

  • 1.1 (soil) ensuciar to dirty one's hands/clothes ensuciarse las manos/la ropa 1.2 (besmirch) [reputation/record] manchar

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo (dirties, dirtying, dirtied)

  • ensuciarse

adverb/adverbio

[colloquial/familiar]
  • 1 1.1 (unfairly) [fight/play] sucio 1.2 (indecently) to talk dirty decir* cochinadas or (in Spain also/en España también) guarradas [colloquial/familiar]
  • 2 (British English/inglés británico) [slang/argot] (as intensifier/como palabra enfática) dirty great tremendo

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