There are 4 translations of rough in Spanish:

rough1

Pronunciation: /rʌf/

adj (-er, -est)

  • 2 [colloquial/familiar] 2.1 (unpleasant, hard) [life/existence] duro she had a rough time of it when she was young lo pasó muy mal cuando era joven to be rough on sb ser* duro con algn don't be too rough on the kid no seas duro con el chico the critics have been rough on her recent work la crítica ha sido dura con sus últimas obras it's a bit rough on her to be left with all the responsibility es un poco injusto que le dejen toda la responsabilidad a ella 2.2 (ill) he feels a bit rough today hoy no está muy bien, hoy se siente bastante mal
  • 3 (not gentle) [child/game] brusco ; [neighborhood] peligroso you'll break the doll if you're too rough with it vas a romper la muñeca si no la tratas con más cuidado she got a rough handling from her interviewers los entrevistadores le tiraron a matar we want a clean game, no rough stuff [colloquial/familiar] queremos que jueguen limpio, nada de violencia
  • 4 4.1 (crude, unpolished) [peasant] tosco , rudo a rough sketch un esbozo a rough draft un borrador all rough working must be shown se debe entregar todos los borradores rough paper/book (BrE) papel (m)/cuaderno (m) de borrador precious stones in their rough state piedras preciosas en bruto it was rough justice el castigo fue duro pero justo or merecido 4.2 (approximate) [calculation/estimate/translation] aproximado can you give me a rough idea how much it'll cost? ¿me puede dar más o menos una idea de lo que costará? it would take six months, at a rough guess calculo que llevaría unos seis meses más o menos or aproximadamente

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There are 4 translations of rough in Spanish:

rough2

adv

  • 1.1 [sleep] a la intemperie o sin las comodidades más básicas he'd been sleeping rough for over a week llevaba más de una semana durmiendo donde podía or sin tener donde pasar la noche 1.2 (violently) if he won't agree, they'll play it rough si no acepta, se van a poner duros to cut up rough [colloquial/familiar] ponerse* hecho una fiera [familiar/colloquial]

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The name of the autonomous governments of Catalonia and Valencia is generalitat. A great deal of power has now been transferred to them from central government. The medieval term generalitat was revived in 1932, when Catalonia voted for its own devolved government. After the Civil War, it was abolished by Franco but was restored in 1978, with the establishment of comunidades autónomascomunidad autónoma. The Valencian Generalitat is keen to preserve the traditions of the region from Catalan influence.

There are 4 translations of rough in Spanish:

rough3

n

  • 1 1.1 (in golf) the rough el rough 1.2 (draft) borrador (m) in the rough en borrador
  • 2 (hooligan) (BrE) matón, -tona (m,f), gamberro, -rra (m,f) (Esp) she likes a bit of rough [colloquial/familiar] le gustan los machotes rudos [familiar/colloquial]

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The name of the autonomous governments of Catalonia and Valencia is generalitat. A great deal of power has now been transferred to them from central government. The medieval term generalitat was revived in 1932, when Catalonia voted for its own devolved government. After the Civil War, it was abolished by Franco but was restored in 1978, with the establishment of comunidades autónomascomunidad autónoma. The Valencian Generalitat is keen to preserve the traditions of the region from Catalan influence.

There are 4 translations of rough in Spanish:

rough4

vt

  • to rough it [colloquial/familiar] pasar sin comodidades

Phrasal verbs

rough in

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
[figures/shapes] bosquejar , esbozar*

rough out

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
[drawing] bosquejar , esbozar* , hacer* un bosquejo or esbozo de; [speech/schedule] preparar en borrador

rough up

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
[colloquial/familiar] darle* una paliza a

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The name of the autonomous governments of Catalonia and Valencia is generalitat. A great deal of power has now been transferred to them from central government. The medieval term generalitat was revived in 1932, when Catalonia voted for its own devolved government. After the Civil War, it was abolished by Franco but was restored in 1978, with the establishment of comunidades autónomascomunidad autónoma. The Valencian Generalitat is keen to preserve the traditions of the region from Catalan influence.