There are 3 translations of waste in Spanish:

waste1

Pronunciation: /weɪst/

n

  • 1 u (of fuel, materials) desperdicio (m) , derroche (m) a waste of time una pérdida de tiempo it's a waste of money es tirar el dinero don't you think it's a waste of space? ¿no te parece que estás desperdiciando or desaprovechando espacio? a waste of effort un esfuerzo inútil it's a waste of breath trying to make him see reason tratar de que entre en razón es gastar saliva inútilmente the waste of food here is dreadful es espantoso cómo tiran aquí la comida there is no waste in this ham este jamón no tiene desperdicio we can save money by avoiding waste podemos economizar evitando los despilfarros she's working as a waitress: it's such a waste! trabaja de camarera: ¡qué desperdicio! to go to waste [talent] desperdiciarse; [food] echarse a perder he let his talent go to waste desperdició su talento
  • 2 u 2.1 (refuse) residuos (mpl), desechos (mpl) nuclear waste residuos or desechos nucleares or radioactivos human waste excrementos (mpl) 2.2 (surplus matter) material (m) sobrante or de desecho
  • 3
    (wastes (pl))
    the deserted wastes of Antarctica las desiertas inmensidades or extensiones de la Antártica

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The name of the autonomous governments of Catalonia and Valencia is generalitat. A great deal of power has now been transferred to them from central government. The medieval term generalitat was revived in 1932, when Catalonia voted for its own devolved government. After the Civil War, it was abolished by Franco but was restored in 1978, with the establishment of comunidades autónomascomunidad autónoma. The Valencian Generalitat is keen to preserve the traditions of the region from Catalan influence.

There are 3 translations of waste in Spanish:

waste2

vt

  • 1 (misuse, squander) [talents/efforts] desperdiciar , malgastar ; [money/electricity] despilfarrar , derrochar ; [food] tirar , desperdiciar ; [time] perder* ; [space] desaprovechar , desperdiciar ; [opportunity/chance] desperdiciar he has wasted his life ha desperdiciado su vida we wasted a lot of time arguing perdimos mucho tiempo discutiendo you're wasting my time me estás haciendo perder el tiempo he didn't waste any time (in) cashing the check se fue a cobrar el cheque sin perder (ni) un minuto you're wasting your breath! estás gastando saliva inútilmente your work won't be wasted tu trabajo no ha sido en vanoto waste sth on sb/sth/-ing he's wasted a fortune on cars/(on) eating out ha derrochado una fortuna en coches/comiendo en restaurantes don't waste your time on them no pierdas el tiempo con ellos the irony was wasted on her no captó la ironía

vi

  • 1.1 (squander) waste not, want not quien no malgasta no pasa necesidades 1.2 waste away

Phrasal verbs

waste away

v + adv
[person/body] consumirse ; [muscle] atrofiarse

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Word of the day saliva
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saliva …
Cultural fact of the day

The name of the autonomous governments of Catalonia and Valencia is generalitat. A great deal of power has now been transferred to them from central government. The medieval term generalitat was revived in 1932, when Catalonia voted for its own devolved government. After the Civil War, it was abolished by Franco but was restored in 1978, with the establishment of comunidades autónomascomunidad autónoma. The Valencian Generalitat is keen to preserve the traditions of the region from Catalan influence.

There are 3 translations of waste in Spanish:

waste3

adj

  • 1 [ground] (barren) yermo ; (not cultivated) baldío , sin cultivar to lay waste arrasar the town was laid waste by the rebels los rebeldes arrasaron la ciudad

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Word of the day saliva
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saliva …
Cultural fact of the day

The name of the autonomous governments of Catalonia and Valencia is generalitat. A great deal of power has now been transferred to them from central government. The medieval term generalitat was revived in 1932, when Catalonia voted for its own devolved government. After the Civil War, it was abolished by Franco but was restored in 1978, with the establishment of comunidades autónomascomunidad autónoma. The Valencian Generalitat is keen to preserve the traditions of the region from Catalan influence.