There are 2 translations of malo in English:

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malo1

(-la)

adjetivo/adjective

The form mal is used before masculine singular nouns. mal2
  • 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 [familiar/colloquial] (de mal humor) 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
  • 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)
  • 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/or hard to persuade, it's very difficult o/or 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:

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malo2

(-la)

nombre masculino, nombre femenino/masculine noun, feminine noun

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