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Spanish translation of “bad”

bad

adjective /bӕd/ (comparative worse /wəːs/, superlative worst /wəːst/)
not good; not efficient He is a bad driver His eyesight is bad He is bad at remembering birthdays and anniversaries.. wicked; immoral a bad man He has done some bad things. unpleasant bad news. rotten This meat is bad. causing harm or injury 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 a bad accident a bad mistake. (of a debt) not likely to be paid
incobrable
The firm loses money every year from bad debts.
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 badly off 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.
feel bad (about something) to feel upset or ashamed about something
sentirse mal, sentir vergüenza, tener remordimientos
I feel bad about forgetting to telephone 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 It’s too bad that he has decided to resign.
(Definition of bad from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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