adj (-bier, -biest)
- 1.1 [carpet/sofa/jacket] gastado, muy usado; (threadbare) raído they are shabby-genteel es gente bien venida a menosMore example sentences1.2 (bad, unfair) a shabby trick una mala pasada what a shabby way to treat him qué manera más fea de tratarlo
- Yet their fictional lives are placed in direct contrast with their shabby and poor surroundings.
- Regardless of the kitchen's shabby condition, this was home to Isis.
- They were in shabby condition, having fallen into disrepair.
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
In Spain the term castellano, rather than español, refers to the Spanish language as opposed to Catalan, Basque etc. The choice of word has political overtones: castellano has separatist connotations and español is considered centralist. In Latin America castellano is the usual term for Spanish.