Translation of rough in Spanish:
adjective -er, -est
- 1 1.1 (not smooth)(cloth)to take the rough with the smoothestar a las duras y a las madurasExample sentences1.2 (uneven)
(ground/road)1.3 we had a rough crossinglleno de bachesel barco se movió mucho durante la travesíaExample sentences1.4
- The next day I placed the figure upright on a piece of 400 grit sandpaper and smoothed out the rough surface of the putty.
- I could feel the movement, the change in the vibrations as iron-bound wheels went from a rough surface to a smoother one and then back to the former.
- Mold spores adhere more tightly to the rough surfaces than to the smooth skin of undamaged kernels.
- We heard that the sea was rough over the Channel and did not expect you until the end of the week.
- I do not think the man will come today; the seas are rough, and the horizon shows more storms to come.
- ‘This does not bode well with me,’ James said as he held his rifle as though it were a life preserver in rough seas.
- When he spoke, his voice was rough and husky, barely above a whisper.
- Unable to even squint at the harsh light, her voice was rough and dry.
- Jeffrey's voice was rough and his words were harsh but Anthony remained calm and cool, save his eyes.
- After eight hours, we had gone solo and had splendid dog fights over the moors, huge fun, especially after two pints of rough cider!
- It is a lusty, even rough blend of Grenache, Syrah and Carignan.
- The rough red Italian vino was on the table for every meal and we drank it instead of water, not being too certain of the purity of the ship's drinking water.
- 2 [colloquial] 2.1 (unpleasant, hard)(life/existence)she had a rough time of it when she was youngto be roughlo pasó muy mal cuando era joven
onsomebodydon't be too rough on the kidser duro conalguienthe critics have been rough on her recent workno seas duro con el chicoit's a bit rough on her to be left with all the responsibilityla crítica ha sido dura con sus últimas obras2.2 (ill) See examples:he feels a bit rough todayes un poco injusto que le dejen toda la responsabilidad a ellahoy no está muy bienhoy se siente bastante malExample sentences
- I have to admit it excited me the way he was rough and aggressive.
- He was a rough man, but out of his venality and his bestial nature erupted this divine expression on the canvas.
- It was a busy day and the rough customers were more than a little rowdy that evening.
- All right, I understand that you've had a rough time, but there is no way you're finding out my past on these conditions.
- She looked like she'd had a rough time, and there was a three-foot-thick solid wall a mile high around her heart.
- If this was the explanation, then they could be in for a rough time.
- 3 (not gentle)(child/game)(neighborhood)you'll break the doll if you're too rough with itshe got a rough handling from her interviewersvas a romper la muñeca si no la tratas con más cuidadowe want a clean game, no rough stuff [colloquial]los entrevistadores le tiraron a matarqueremos que jueguen limpio, nada de violenciaExample sentences
- Kim thought for a moment and then remembered what Rosie had said about wanting her baby to grow up in a loving family and not on some rough London estate.
- Living in a relatively rough part of town, I wasn't allowed out an awful lot.
- It is a very rough place and rarely does anyone from this area go there.
- 4 4.1 (crude, unpolished) a rough sketcha rough draftun esbozoall rough working must be shownun borradorrough paper/book (British English)se debe entregar todos los borradoresprecious stones in their rough statepapel (masculine) /cuaderno (masculine) de borradorit was rough justicepiedras preciosas en bruto4.2 (approximate)el castigo fue duro pero justo or merecido(calculation/estimate/translation)can you give me a rough idea how much it'll cost?it would take six months, at a rough guess¿me puede dar más o menos una idea de lo que costará?calculo que llevaría unos seis meses más o menos or aproximadamenteExample sentences
- We may perceive effects as real but they are in no way approaching even a rough approximation of reality and probably never will.
- Based on a rough approximation of the time, probably he'd be eating - bran cereal and fresh juice, the same every morning.
- In a rough approximation, it works the same way as lint, and lint's users will need very little time to understand how to use it.
- Even though details are still rough, it's good to know that it placed so much thought into this masterpiece.
- I wrote various rough drafts, too many of them sarcastic.
- The book reads like a rough draft, not a polished book.
- Yet delicacy is not defeated, and this ambiguity in Jansons's paint handling - is it rough or is it refined?
- Ultimately this scheme has to do with the architects' pleasure in materials and light, and in juxtaposition of the rough and refined.
- They spoke together in their own rough language for a while before Rastif brought Sanchen over to them.
- 1.1(sleep) (a la intemperie o sin las comodidades más básicas)he'd been sleeping rough for over a week1.2 (violently) See examples: if he won't agree, they'll play it roughllevaba más de una semana durmiendo donde podía or sin tener donde pasar la nocheto cut up rough [colloquial]si no acepta, se van a poner durosponerse hecho una fiera [colloquial]
- 1 1.1 (in golf) See examples: the rough1.2 (draft) in the roughel roughen borradorExample sentences
- Behind the jar, a sketch pad is peopled with figurative roughs, historical drafts - the preliminaries of art and history, of cultural recognition.
- Then I went into the mixing studio for six weeks and worked from 7.00 am to 8: 30 am doing the drawings and colour roughs.
- Since most do not want to believe me, at a couple of random points during the semester, I will take one of the student's pinned-up roughs and wax poetic about various points and rationales.
- 2 (hooligan)(British English)she likes a bit of rough [colloquial]matón, (-tona) (masculine, feminine)gamberro, (-rra) (masculine, feminine) (Spain)le gustan los machotes rudos [colloquial]Example sentences
- Exhausted, the roughs finally shaken off, at 1 a.m. the sweat-soaked, frightened, and bedraggled dandy hammered at the door of his last-hope refuge.
- Two teams of roughs, clothed in only their union-suits, attempt to wrest the boar-skin from each other's possession.
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