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American English: /ˈroʊstɪŋ/
British English: /ˈrəʊstɪŋ/

Translation of roasting in Spanish:


  • 2 (no plural) [colloquial] (scolding)
    bronca (feminine) [colloquial]
    to give somebody a real roasting
    darle un buen sermón a alguien
    echarle una buena bronca a alguien [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • The film's basic story is appealing, and despite the critical roasting, Chaplin tells his story well.
    • If after this you expect a royal roasting, I am sorry to disappoint you: the revival show is still rattling good fun.
    • After that film received a sound critical roasting, he took a break of several years from live action film making, returning to the anime world that was his original home.


  • [colloquial]it's absolutely roasting
    hace un calor que te asas [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • It's been roasting here for the past two days with temperatures in excess of 90 degrees.
    • The sky is gray but it's roasting.
    • Sometimes, there would be no breeze at all, and it would be roasting hot, and you'd lie awake, drenched in sweat.
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