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American English: /ˈrɑtn/
British English: /ˈrɒt(ə)n/

Translation of rotten in Spanish:


  • 1.1
    (decayed) (wood/fruit)
    he's rotten to the core
    está corrompido hasta la médula
    to spoil somebody rotten
    mimar demasiado a alguien
    malcriar a alguien
    Example sentences
    • If that wasn't bad enough, it also smelled of putrid rotten eggs.
    • I caught it too… a foul, noxious odor, the sulfur of rotten eggs, the reek of sewage and decay.
    • Pools of boiling hot mud - filling the air with the smell of sulfur, similar to rotten eggs - are seen not far from the island's beautiful beaches.
    1.2 [colloquial] (bad) See examples:what rotten weather!
    ¡qué tiempo más horrible or asqueroso!
    that's a rotten thing to do
    eso es una maldad
    that was really rotten of her
    eso fue una maldad de su parte
    don't be so rotten to her
    no seas tan malo or [colloquial] asqueroso con ella
    he's a rotten singer I'm rotten at French
    en francés soy un desastre
    to feel rotten
    sentirse mal or [colloquial] fatal
    sentirse culpable
    Example sentences
    • Americans may remember auto manufacturer, which vanished from the U.S. market in 1987, for poor quality and rotten reliability.
    • If you only knew how many lousy meals and rotten movies he has dragged Diana to throughout the years.
    • In general, funds with poor long-term past performance tend to have rotten future performance.
    Example sentences
    • I can't wait to get out of this dirty, rotten place.
    • He reeked and tears filled her eyes from a mix of his rotten smell and the pain his dirty fingernails were causing as they dug into her cheek.
    • That's one reason that I thought she'd had a rotten time at the social.

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