There are 2 translations of malo in English:

malo1

(-la)

adj

The form mal is used before masculine singular nouns. mal2
  • 1[ser] (en calidad) [producto] bad, poor [película/novela] bad la tela es de mala calidad the material is poor quality tiene mala ortografía her spelling is bad o poor, she's a bad o poor speller más vale malo conocido que bueno por conocer better the devil you know (than the devil you don't)
  • 3[ser] (desfavorable, adverso) bad ¡qué mala suerte! what bad luck!, how unlucky! la obra tuvo mala crítica the play got bad reviews están en mala situación económica they're going through hard times lo malo es que va a haber mucho tráfico the only thing o trouble o problem is that there'll be a lot of traffic en las malas (América del Sur/South America) , un amigo no te abandona en las malas a friend doesn't abandon you when things are tough o/or when times are bad estar de malas (de mal humor) [familiar/colloquial], to be in a bad mood (desafortunado) (especialmente América Latina/especially Latin America) to be unlucky por las malas unwillingly vas a tener que hacerlo, ya sea por las buenas o por las malas you'll have to do it whether you like it or not
  • 4[ser] (inconveniente, perjudicial) [hábitos/lecturas] bad las malas compañías bad company llegas en mal momento you've come at an awkward o/or a bad moment es malo tomar tanto sol it's not good to sunbathe so much
  • 5[ser] (sin gracia) [chiste] bad
  • 7[estar] (en mal estado) [alimento] ese pescado/queso está malo that fish/cheese has gone bad, that fish/cheese is off (inglés británico/British English)
  • 8 8.1 (desmejorado, no saludable) tienes mal aspecto you don't look very well tienes mala cara you don't look well yo le veo muy mal color he looks terribly pale to me 8.2[ser] (serio, grave) serious fue una mala caída it was a bad fall no tiene nada malo it's nothing serious 8.3[estar] (España, México/Spain, Mexico) [familiar/colloquial] (enfermo) sick (inglés norteamericano/American English) ill (inglés británico/British English) el pobre está malito the poor thing's not very well [familiar/colloquial] 8.4[estar] (España/Spain) [familiar, eufemístico/colloquial, euphemistic] [mujer] estoy mala I've got my period, it's the time of the month [familiar, eufemístico/colloquial, euphemistic] me he puesto mala my period's started
  • 9[ser] (difícil) malo de + infinitivo/infinitive difficult to + infinitivo/infinitive esta tela es mala de planchar this material is difficult to iron es muy malo de convencer he's very difficult o hard to persuade, it's very difficult o hard to persuade him
  • 10[ser] (en sentido ético) [persona] ¡qué malo eres con tu hermano! you're really horrible o/or nasty to your brother no seas mala, préstamelo don't be mean o/or rotten, lend it to me [familiar/colloquial] una mala mujer a loose woman es una mujer muy mala she's a wicked o/or an evil woman a la mala (Chile) [familiar/colloquial], se lo quitaron a la mala they did him out of it [familiar/colloquial] pasó la cámara a la mala she sneaked the camera through [familiar/colloquial] un ataque a la mala a sneak attack

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There are 2 translations of malo in English:

malo2

(-la)

m,f

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Word of the day pegado
adj
su casa está pegada a la mía = her house is right next to mine …
Cultural fact of the day

In Spain, a privately owned school that receives no government funds is called a colegio privado. Parents pay monthly fees. Colegios privados cover all stages of primary and secondary education.