Translation of "bad" - English-Polish dictionary


adjective uk /bæd/ us worse, worst

A1 not pleasant

zły, niedobry
bad weather
bad news
My phone bill was even worse than I'd expected.
He's in a bad mood today.

A2 of low quality

zły, niegrzeczny, słaby
The service was really bad.
He's always been bad at grammar.

B1 very serious or severe

a bad injury
the worst flooding for years

B1 not lucky, not convenient, or not happening how you would like

pechowy, nieodpowiedni
It was just bad luck that she heard us.
Is this a bad time to ask?
not bad

A2 satisfactory

niezły, ≈ nieźle
"There are about 10 people in a group." "Oh well, that's not bad."
That's not bad for such a small company.
be bad for sb/sth

A2 to be harmful for someone or something

szkodzić komuś/czemuś
Looking at a computer screen for too long can be bad for your eyes.
feel bad about sth/doing sth

B1 to feel guilty or sorry about something that has happened

komuś przykro z jakiegoś powodu
I felt bad about letting her down.
too bad

B1 mainly US informal used to say that you are sorry about a situation

szkoda, to przykrość
"He didn't get the job." "Oh, that's too bad."

used to say that nothing can be done to change a situation

I know you don't want to go but it's too bad, we have to.

B1 evil

She's a really bad person.

B2 Bad food is not fresh and cannot be eaten.

PAINFUL [ always before noun ]

If you have a bad arm, leg, heart, etc, there is something wrong with it and it is painful.

chory → See also bad blood , be in sb's good/bad books

(Translation of “bad” from the Cambridge English–Polish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)