There are 2 main translations of malo in English:

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malo 1

also: feminine: mala


The form mal is used before masculine singular nouns. mal2
  • 7[estar] (en mal estado) (alimento)ese pescado/queso está malo
    that fish/cheese has gone bad
    that fish/cheese is off
    (inglés británico)
  • 9[ser] (difícil) See examples:malo de + infinitivo
    difficult to + infinitivo
    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 nasty to your brother
    no seas mala, préstamelo
    don't be mean o rotten, lend it to me
    una mala mujer es una mujer muy mala
    she's a wicked o an evil woman
    a la mala (Chile) [familiar], se lo quitaron a la mala
    they did him out of it
    pasó la cámara a la mala
    she sneaked the camera through
    un ataque a la mala
    a sneak attack
Example sentences
  • Bueno, no sé, los chicos malos son para enamorar un ratito.
  • No se cual de los tres es menos malo.
  • Yo malo, claro, porque era de la católica.

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There are 2 main translations of malo in English:

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malo 2
also: feminine: mala

sustantivo masculino, sustantivo femenino

Example sentences
  • Creo que enfatiza mucho el papel de malo malísimo.

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