Translation of "bad" - English-Spanish dictionary

bad

adjective uk /bæd/ (comparative worse, superlative worst)

A1 not good or pleasant

malo
bad weather
bad news

A2 of low quality and not acceptable

malo
The movie was so bad we couldn’t watch it.
I’m very bad at cooking.

B1 serious

grave
a bad injury

B1 evil or morally unacceptable

malo
She’s not a bad person.
Stealing is a bad thing to do.

B1 not appropriate, or not happening in a way that you would like

malo
I’ll call you later if this is a bad time for you.
He made a number of bad decisions.

Food that is bad is not fresh and cannot be eaten.

malo
not bad

A2 fairly good

regular
‘How was your sandwich?’ ‘Not bad.’
be bad for someone

A2 to be harmful for someone

ser malo para alguien
Too much fat is bad for you.
feel bad informal

B1 to feel guilty

sentirse mal
I felt bad about leaving her by herself.
too bad

B1B1 used to say that you are sorry about a situation

qué/una lástima
‘He didn’t get the job.’ ‘Oh, that’s too bad.’

(Translation of “bad” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

bad

adjective /bӕd/ (comparative worse /wəːs/, superlative worst /wəːst/)

not good; not efficient

malo
He is a bad driver
His eyesight is bad
He is bad at remembering birthdays and anniversaries.

wicked; immoral

malo
a bad man
He has done some bad things.

unpleasant

malo
bad news.

rotten

malo, podrido, pasado
This meat is bad.

causing harm or injury

malo, perjudicial, nocivo, pernicioso
Smoking is bad for your health.

(of a part of the body) painful, or in a weak state

que duele; enfermo
She has a bad heart
I have a bad head (= headache) today.

unwell

mal
I am feeling quite bad today.

serious or severe

grave
a bad accident
a bad mistake.

(of a debt) not likely to be paid

incobrable
The firm loses money every year from bad debts.
baddie noun (plural baddies) ( baddy)

(British, informal ) a character in a film, play, or book who is bad; bad guy (American, informal)

Malo / Villano
At the end of the film, the baddies are arrested and put in prison.
badly adverb (comparative worse, superlative worst)

not well, efficiently or satisfactorily

mal
She plays tennis very badly.

to a serious or severe extent

seriamente, desesperadamente; muy
He badly needs a haircut
This dress is badly stained.
badness noun

maldad
The badness of the weather contributed to his unhappiness.
badly off adjective

not having much especially money

andar mal de dinero, estar en un período de escasez/de vacas flacas
We can’t afford to buy a new car – we are too badly off.
bad guy noun

(American, informal ) a character in a film, play, or book who is bad; baddie (British informal)

Malo / Villano
At the end of the film, the bad guys are arrested and put in prison.
bad hair day noun

(informal) a day on which you cannot get your hair to look right, and therefore you feel unattractive.

Día Feo

(informal) a day when everything seems to go wrong

Mal día
You seem to be having a bad hair day!
bad-tempered adjective

(of a person) who becomes angry very easily

Malhumorado
He’s a bad-tempered old man who doesn’t have a good word for anyone.
feel bad (about something)

to feel upset or ashamed about something

sentirse mal, sentir vergüenza, tener remordimientos
I feel bad about forgetting to call you.
go from bad to worse

to get into an even worse condition etc than before

ir de mal en peor
Things are going from bad to worse for the company – not only are we losing money, but there’s going to be a strike as well.
not bad

quite good

nada mal
’Is she a good swimmer?’ ’She’s not bad.’
too bad

unfortunate

pena
It’s too bad that he couldn’t get a ticket for the concert.

(Translation of “bad” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)