Translation of mad in Spanish:


loco, adj.

Pronunciation /mæd//mad/

adjectivemaddest, madder

  • 1

    • 1.1(insane)

      mad scientist científico loco masculine
      • are you mad? ¿pero estás loco?
      • in a mad moment en un momento de locura
      • to be mad with grief/pain estar loco de pena/dolor
      • to go mad volverse loco
      • when I told her I'd lost it she went mad cuando le dije que lo había perdido se puso como loca / como una fiera
      • don't go mad with the salt no te pases con la sal
      • it's bureaucracy gone mad es la burocracia llevada a un extremo absurdo
      • to drive sb mad volver / traer loco a algn
      • these kids are driving me mad estos niños me están volviendo loca / me traen loca
      • The household is mad, disturbed, yet idyllic and peaceful.
      • He described him as completely mad, crazy, off the wall.
      • Swift was as disgusted by the moral disease of human gluttony as he was by its lazy and revolting cures, so much so that he became obsessed with scatological matters and eventually went mad.
      • He looked wet through and filthy at the same time, totally dishevelled, more like the mad scientist than the nutty professor.
      • Posterity has called her mad: a schizophrenic.
      • Would I go slowly mad, develop dementia and suffer a painful, lingering death?
      • In The Wide Sargasso Sea, Jean Rhys drew a haunting portrait of the young Mrs Rochester before she went mad and ended her days in the attic in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre.
      • There was a guy in there clearly barking mad, swearing and being odd.
      • Charlie was an orphan and had been raised by an old widower man, Mr Smith, who many respected, but everyone thought was slightly mad.
      • Their country was like a man who was losing a great battle, and in his mad and insane mind he was forced to do rash things.
      • The narrator is convinced someone is haunting him, taking possession of his mind, making him think mad thoughts.
      • It does not mean that he is in a psychotic state or raving mad, but it indicates your finding in a legal way.
      • I've disappeared countless times when I thought too many people thought I was mad or bad or loony.
      • ‘She went mad and started throwing stock around the shop,’ said Mr Brown, who has run the family business for 16 years.
      • That is why they are declared schizophrenic - mad folk, in common parlance.
      • It's kind of nutty, kind of mad and that's exactly the kind of art that we like.
      • It was disturbing to think him mad because he seemed so… normal.
      • You have to be mad, you have to be insane, to despair in that way.
      • Why should they be interested in my mad ravings?
      • But Desdemona, she was nothing but insane, mad, crazy, and that was the thing she passed on.

    • 1.2

      (rush) loco
      (rush) demencial
      (gallop) desenfrenado
      we made a mad dash for the airport salimos como locos para el aeropuerto
      • I said to the students, and, mad with anxiety, I took the elevator down, dashed out into the street, crossed on the run, and went into Adriana's house.
      • His eyes gleamed in the dark round face, mad with despair.
      • The scene made him go mad with jealousy, leading to a violent argument with his wife.
      • Erial stuck to pure manners and decorum, knowing that any sign of affection to any member of the regiment might drive Dan mad with jealousy or grief.
      • In one story, a professor of classics is nearly driven mad with insomnia, which he cures by attending a faculty meeting.
      • It was the longest trip to Versailles ever and I was mad with boredom, for I was burning with excitement to tell Jacqui about a book I read.
      • Life is mad with rushing from place to place and job to job.
      • The dance started at seven so there was a mad scramble to get ready.
      • There was a mad intensity to everything, it was like some frenetic nightmare, every time I thought of Aykan and his plans and conspiracies.
      • Everyone in the paper ticket line makes a mad dash back to the kiosks.
      • He was being driven mad with all of this waiting.
      • She hated the place, and was mad with desire to leave it.
      • In a mad dash of effort, Noman climbed over the board like lightning.
      • Does this mad rush to abandon our natural sleep cycle to work around the clock really make sense?
      • In fact there are some numbers in the Ten operations that drive Kerry Packer mad with envy, and are driving the John Alexander approach to income maximisation at Nine.
      • Lela looked up, trying to hide her amusement as they saw Stasia, obviously driven mad with jealousy and defeat, throwing random sculptures at the two.
      • But some of the considerations are artistic and need to be faced by the writer, if he is not to be driven mad with frustration and bitter with disappointment.
      • Studying at the art institute, located in the center of the city, Brook looked forward to the mad rush and exciting life of the city.
      • Matt was clearly mad with grief, his words laced with a new desperation and an unwelcome spite.
      • There is a fine line between taking the stance of Ebenezer Scrooge, skimping on our generosity to friends and relatives, and going absolutely mad with the plastic.

    • 1.3(foolish, crazy)

      (scheme/idea) disparatado
      (scheme/idea) descabellado
      what a mad thing to say! ¡qué disparate!
      • The future scenario gives him carte blanche to run riot with all these mad ideas.
      • A blind pilot is not as mad an idea as it sounds, Hilton-Barber explains.
      • The trek, that will take approximately seven days to complete, was the result of a mad idea on New Year's Eve.
      • There's no secret code or literary illusion, there's just his own mad thoughts on a page.
      • Big cities like London, Paris and New York are all mad ideas to host events of this size.
      • The reader isn't expected to take anything on faith or invest belief in any seemingly mad ideas, which is probably just the right tone for this sort of introductory book.
      • "I enjoy organising events but this time we've gone really mad.
      • It was a completely mad idea, but in a fit of complete and unquestioned insanity I chose to take a swing at it despite my legitimate concerns.
      • Back in the 1950s, John Stewart, a Glasgow-born theatre director, had a mad idea which had all the hallmarks of disaster about it.
      • One might think, based on the static state of our bird list, that the Core Team has abandoned the mad quest to see all of the world's birds.
      • When I visited her, I saw notebooks full of her mad ideas.
      • He was too young to understand Akhenaten's mad ideas; many adults had problems comprehending them.
      • As a result, without the discipline that would have come with attempting to appeal to an audience, I gave free rein to any mad idea which popped into my head.
      • Maybe a safety harness for your pet isn't such a barking mad idea after all.
      • In the Sixties, there was this mad idea that we could absorb all our daily needs in little pills, the kind of things that astronauts took with them.
      • Fortunately, we're the only two people stupid enough to be out at that time in the morning and no one can witness the mad behaviour that is taking place in the bay.
      • Alien abductions, for example, was a mad belief Britons were far too sophisticated to embrace.
      • You'd have to be totally mad to think you could go through that gate in safety.
      • But I liked the fact that its writer and director, Debbie Isitt, is very young, with lots of mad ideas and was up for improvisation.
      • The Filth is a gorgeously well-appointed book, boasting ultramodern design, mad ideas on every page and some of the most eye-poppingly tasty art this side of the Tate.

  • 2

    to be mad (with/at sb) estar furioso (con algn)
    • she's mad at him for forgetting her birthday está enojadísima con él porque se olvidó de su cumpleaños
    • to get mad ponerse furioso
    • to make sb mad poner furioso a algn
    • was I (ever) mad! ¡qué furioso me puse!
  • 3informal

    (very enthusiastic)
    to be mad about sb estar loco por algn
    • to be mad about/on sth
    • she's mad about lemon ice-cream/about / on African music el helado de limón/la música africana la vuelve loca
    • I'm not mad keen on the idea la idea no me vuelve loco / no me entusiasma demasiado
    • Luke, 11, was mad about trains and Harry Potter, and Aimee, 13, loved fairies.
    • Although he was mad about films, he didn't neglect studies.
    • The truth is I can't leave New York because I'm mad about it, hopelessly in love with this place in a way that is usually reserved for a person.
    • How could I be mad at you for defending yourself?
    • With every sigh, I become more mad about you, more lost without you.
    • Julian is so mad about vacs that he volunteers to clean up at his after-school club and always keeps the carpets spick and span at home.
    • She knows that I am hooked on football, mad about it.
    • I ask her to at least tell me why she's mad at me and she says, ‘I'm sorry, I can't,’ and hangs up on me.
    • A few weeks back I was really, really mad about not being able to vote in the upcoming presidential election.
    • Michelle was glaring at me… I had no idea why she was mad at me.
    • The same thought had crossed Adam's mind, but he was determined not to spoil this trip by getting mad with the little scoundrel.
    • The Hos were always mad at somebody, and somebody was always furious with the Hos.
    • I hope you're not totally mad with me for snapping at you the past few days, but I guess you aren't because you still came through when I needed a shoulder to cry on.
    • Chimney sweep Steve Howard is so mad about vintage vehicles he has filled his driveway with fire engines - and even wants to buy his own plane.
    • And apparently she is crazy mad head over heels in love with me.
    • ‘He gets mad with himself because he can't do stuff that he used to, like crawling and standing up,’ she said.
    • Now don't be mad with me, because it's not entirely my fault that this is happening.
    • It took me awhile to do the right thing and apologize for saying something hurtful - when I was really mad at myself for not taking care of business.
    • When it comes to sports, India is mad about cricket.
    • Peter was extremely proud of his children and very happy with Kayce, who took care of him, who protected him, who was just mad about him.
    • Selena was more than mad at her daughter; she was furious.
    • Dad is mad about sport, particularly baseball, and not only did he become the coach for our town's youth softball team, he also coached the freshman girls' team at my high school.
    • When he spoke, he sounded angry, and I wondered why he was mad at us.
    • I got so mad with my older brother just then, and I decided myself, that I would tell Mama and Papa about it that night.
    • We've always been mad about each other, always.
    • When I yell to get their attention, they get mad at me.
    • I'm mad with the council and ready for an argument tomorrow.
    • If you put in the wrong directions, people get quite mad at you.
    • Whichever way you look at it, the Gold Coast dairy farmer is mad about goats.
    • I've never had a friend get so mad with me that they turn off the phone and not turn it back on for two days.
    • I have to admit, I got kind of mad at Jeni because she really wasn't taking my enraged rants very seriously.
    • I'm mad about water, and we overlooked the Tamar, which is breathtaking.
    • Jack, who is mad about trains, Thomas The Tank Engine and Bob The Builder, is due to start school in September.
    • In fact the girls are so mad about the boys that every album, poster and article ever produced about the lads takes pride of place in the girl's homes.
    • He was mad about yoga and was soon lured into dancing, although he felt that he was ‘funny-looking’.
    • Her claim is that the judgments you make of someone you're mad at, hurt by, or angry with, invariably apply to yourself.
    • His voice sounded more than just confused, it was tired and irritated too, mad at the world.
    • Mrs Heard was inspired to create the Tractor Ted films when her own children, then aged four, three and one, were mad about farm animals and machinery, but unhappy with the animated videos on offer.
    • Aside from Timothy, all of his friends were raving mad about her.
    • They are both mad about the season's bright colours as well as the sophisticated button, beaded and flower detail to be found everywhere.