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porquería

Translation of porquería in English:

nombre femenino/feminine noun

  • 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 (inglés británico/British English) tiene la casa llena de porquerías her house is full of junk [familiar/colloquial] la película es una porquería the movie's a piece of junk, the film's a load of rubbish (inglés británico/British English) [familiar/colloquial] la comida es una porquería the food is dreadful o/or terrible 2.2de porquería (América del Sur/South America) [familiar/colloquial] lousy [familiar/colloquial] un hotel de porquería a lousy o/or crummy hotel [familiar/colloquial] ¡qué tiempo de porquería! what foul o/or lousy weather! ¡cómo me duele este diente de porquería! this damn tooth is killing me [familiar/colloquial] me regaló unas tazas de porquería she gave me some crummy o/or lousy cups [familiar/colloquial] 2.3 (chuchería) no te comas esa porquería/esas porquerías don't eat that junk o/or (inglés británico/British English) that rubbish

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