Translation of porquería in English:



  • 2 2.1 (cosa de mala calidad) lo que me regaló fue una porquería he gave me a really trashy gift, he gave me a really rubbishy present (BrE) tiene la casa llena de porquerías her house is full of junk [colloquial/familiar] la película es una porquería the movie's a piece of junk, the film's a load of rubbish (BrE) [colloquial/familiar] la comida es una porquería the food is dreadful o terrible 2.2de porquería (AmS) [familiar/colloquial] lousy [colloquial/familiar] un hotel de porquería a lousy o crummy hotel [colloquial/familiar] ¡qué tiempo de porquería! what foul o lousy weather! ¡cómo me duele este diente de porquería! this damn tooth is killing me [colloquial/familiar] me regaló unas tazas de porquería she gave me some crummy o lousy cups [colloquial/familiar] 2.3 (chuchería) no te comas esa porquería/esas porquerías don't eat that junk o (BrE) that rubbish

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