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American English: /ˈrəbɪʃ/
British English: /ˈrʌbɪʃ/

Translation of rubbish in Spanish:


  • 2 (junk) [colloquial]
    porquerías (feminine plural) [colloquial]
    they only eat rubbish
    solo comen porquerías [colloquial]
  • 3 (nonsense) [colloquial]
    tonterías (feminine plural)
    estupideces (feminine plural)
    chorradas (feminine plural) (Spain) [colloquial]
    pavadas (feminine plural) (River Plate area) [colloquial]
    to talk rubbish
    decir estupideces ( or tonterías etc)
    that's a load of (old) rubbish
    son puras tonterías ( or estupideces etc)
    I'm too old to play tennis — rubbish! (as interjection)
    estoy muy viejo para jugar al tenis — ¡no digas tonterías ( or estupideces etc)!

transitive verb

  • (British English)
    poner por los suelos


  • (British English) [colloquial] the new carpenter's rubbish
    el nuevo carpintero es un desastre
    Example sentences
    • The wonderful thing about football is that you can always find something to lighten up your day - even when you've got no leg room, a restricted view and are watching a rubbish game at Oldham.
    • We constantly hear about people being encouraged to dump their cars and get on the bus but then we are left with a rubbish bus service.
    • It sounds like a rubbish chain of hotels.
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