Translation of rude in Spanish:

rude

Pronunciation: /ruːd/

adj

  • 1 1.1 (impolite, bad-mannered) [person] maleducado, grosero, guarango (CS, Ven) [familiar/colloquial]; [remark] grosero, descortés they were very rude about my cooking hicieron comentarios muy poco amables sobre la comida que había preparado to be rude to sb ser* grosero con algn 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
    More 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.
    More 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 BrE) grosero he said a rude word dijo una grosería or una palabrota or una mala palabra, dijo una guarangada (RPl) [familiar/colloquial]
  • 2 [literario/literary] 2.1 [tools] rudimentario 2.2 [person] tosco, basto
    More 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) brusco that was a rude reminder that we're getting old eso nos recordó cruelmente que estamos envejeciendo awakening
    More 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) [literario/literary] to be in rude health gozar* de muy buena salud, vender salud
    More 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.

Definition of rude in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day merienda
f
afternoon snack …
Cultural fact of the day

Each of the 55 different administrative areas into which Spain is divided is called a provincia. Each provincia includes a main city or town, sometimes more, depending on its social and economic power. The provincial capital usually has the same name as the province. Most comunidades autónomas comunidad autónoma comprise at least two or more