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rotten

Pronunciation: /ˈrɑːtn; ˈrɒtn/

Translation of rotten in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 (decayed) [wood/fruit] podrido; [tooth] picado, cariado he's rotten to the core está corrompido hasta la médula to spoil sb rotten mimar demasiado a algn, malcriar* a algn
    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/familiar] (bad) 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/familiar] asqueroso con ella he's a rotten singer canta pésimo I'm rotten at French en francés soy un desastre to feel rotten (ill) sentirse* mal or [colloquial/familiar] fatal (guilty) 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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