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American English: /rud/
British English: /ruːd/

Translation of rude in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (impolite, bad-mannered) they were very rude about my cooking
    hicieron comentarios muy poco amables sobre la comida que había preparado
    to be rude to somebody
    ser grosero con alguien
    don't be so rude to your grandmother
    no seas grosero con tu abuela
    no le faltes al respeto a tu abuela
    she was very rude to me
    fue or estuvo muy grosera conmigo
    it's rude to speak with your mouth full
    es (de) mala educación hablar con la boca llena
    it was rude of him not to say hello
    fue una descortesía or una grosería de su parte no saludar
    Example sentences
    • It is such short notice and it is awfully rude of me to inform you of this just now.
    • I have also learned from other patients that it was not the first time the receptionist had been rude to patients.
    • Noise, drunkenness, bad manners, rude and discourteous conduct and reckless driving will all raise their ugly heads, whatever we do.
    Example sentences
    • Advertisers of pornographic content are prohibited from using rude words in the subject line of sexually explicit images.
    • A couple, as well as a family of six, were subjected to these rude actions and many onlookers were shocked and disgusted at what they witnessed.
    • I was once on a crowded Muni bus, wherein someone made a loud, rude, and embarrassing sound.
    1.2 (vulgar) (esp British) he said a rude word
    dijo una grosería or una palabrota or una mala palabra
    dijo una guarangada (Río de la Plata) [colloquial]
  • 2 [literary] 2.1
    Example sentences
    • Mehmet steals a truck and sets out on the road with Berzan's rude coffin in the back.
    • He seemed rude and rough like a devil on the outside, but I guess he was a real angel in the inside.
  • 3 (harsh) that was a rude reminder that we're getting old
    eso nos recordó cruelmente que estamos envejeciendo
    Example sentences
    • But the dream, like all others, became harsh reality with a rude awakening.
    • For many it will be a rude awakening and emphasise the need for a radical rethink before soccer's loss is another gain for a different form of sport, or worse still the sedentary armchair variety.
    • It has been a singularly rude awakening for France and the country has embarked on a deep, soul-searching, introspection on how things could have gone so horribly wrong.
  • 4 (robust) [literary]to be in rude health
    gozar de muy buena salud
    vender salud
    Example sentences
    • It wasn't long before I caught a salmon - a fat fresh hen fish of about seven kilos, in such rude health that it took me the best part of half an hour to get it to the bank.
    • A work that details every expression of lack of vigour in the different organs, limbs and brain of the body politic, therefore, paradoxically leaves a general impression of rude health.
    • The horse has bounced back to rude health lately, winning at Ayr and Pontefract in the style of a rejuvenated character.
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